|“||The battlefield is my only lover.
Charlotte Roselei 「シャーロット・ローズレイ Shārotto Rōzurei」 is a noblewoman of House Roselei and the captain of the Clover Kingdom's Blue Rose squad of the Magic Knights. She also is the human host for the elf Charla.
Charlotte is a tall woman with blue eyes and long blonde hair that is braided. She usually keeps her hair tied back into a bun, with only a single lone braid hanging down on the left side of her face. Her beauty is renowned throughout the Clover Kingdom, and she is rated as the most beautiful woman—when not wearing her helmet.
Charlotte's usual attire is a set of armor. She wears a fancy decorated helmet that has a single fin protruding from the top, resembling a shark fin. For her top, she wears a black one piece undershirt, which extends out to her hands and act as sleeveless gloves. On top of that, she wears a decorated armored breastplate, an armored collar plate, as well as gauntlets on her arms. For her bottom, she wears a short blue skirt, which is visible underneath a longer leather-like skirt that is open on the front. Her white trousers are tucked into her thigh-high black socks, which have leather cuffs at the ends. She wears shin armor as well as armored boots. Her grimoire is stored inside a brown leather pouch that is attached to a strap on her waist on her right side. She finishes off her look with a long, flowing blue cape that reaches down to her ankles, along with the Blue Rose robe, secured at the center of her chest with a buckle that shows their squad's insignia.
Six months after the elves' attack, Charlotte wears a similar shirt but it extends down below her waist, in place of her skirt. She also wears fewer pieces of armor, only keeping her helmet and breastplate, which are decorated with designs similar to Charla's tattoos. Her squad robe has a second, darker collar that is lined with fur, and a larger, rose-shaped pin holds it together in the front.
Before she became captain, her attire is similar to what she currently wears, minus the armored pieces such as the breastplate, collar plate, gauntlets, shin armor, and helmet.
On rare occasions, she is seen wearing a formal dress.
While possessed by Charla, two tattoos appear on Charlotte's cheeks and her ears become pointed.
Charlotte appears as a quiet, cold and indifferent woman, keeping her emotions controlled and well hidden. She is constantly shown to appear as a rather stern woman, despite inwardly having an inward monologue that constantly appears to say calm down, especially around Yami. She often does not respond to situations that go out of hand, preferring to appear indifferent and let things play out. She does respond well to emergencies and pressing concerns, performing her duties and moving swiftly to take care of any problems that come up. However, she still is capable of losing her composure and becoming annoyed, which almost always involves Yami teasing of her. She is also a lightweight when it comes to alcohol, barely able to finish a pint before becoming drunk.
Charlotte considers her duty to the kingdom to be her foremost responsibility, with little interest in the social aspects of life. Her beauty is quite noticeable when she chooses to show it, but she is more comfortable in plate mail than silk dresses, and cares little for the opinions of most others. She also has a hard time being open with most people and expressing herself on occasion. That said, she often quips back at her fellow captains when they make rash decisions or do something she considers stupid, particularly Yami. However, she also has admiration for those who are competent and work hard, though she rarely ever shows it. She has little interest in finding a husband, becoming angry when the subject is brought up and claiming that "The battlefield is my only lover," which Yami repeatedly teases her over, by calling her a thorny tsundere princess.
Notably, the culture of apparent misandry within the Blue Rose squad likely originates from her though it is not known why she dislikes men to such a degree. However, she is secretly in love with Yami Sukehiro, despite always treating him harshly. When she revealed this to her squad, many of her subordinates confessed to wanting to help her win Yami's affection, and some said they also had relationships they kept secret, which startled her greatly. According to her subordinate Sol Marron, Charlotte does have a large amount of respect for Julius Novachrono.
Charlotte was born into House Roselei. As a child, she is cursed so that on her eighteenth birthday, she and her family will be trapped in a cage of time, unless her heart is stolen by a man. Charlotte resolves to become strong enough to break the curse herself and later joins the Blue Rose squad. However, she fails to break the curse in time, and as Charlotte surrenders to the overflowing magic, Yami Sukehiro cuts through the briars and chastises her for relying only on herself. At that point, Charlotte falls in love with Yami, effectively having her heart stolen, which stops the curse but does not remove it.
Nine years later, after defeating a foreign invasion, Charlotte returns to the Royal Capital with Julius Novachrono and some other captains of the Magic Knights. They are welcomed with joy and cheers from the Noble Region's citizens.
When Sol Marron is invited as one of the honorary Magic Knights to a War Merits Conferment Ceremony, Charlotte accompanies her subordinate. At the end of the ceremony, Charlotte attends the celebratory banquet that Julius had prepared for the guests of the ceremony. Sol finds it amusing when some of the other knights begin fighting, but Charlotte reprimands her for such behavior. Sol laughs again when Asta and Leopold Vermillion rush out to defend the Royal Capital, and this time Charlotte agrees.
Fuegoleon Vermillion orders the Blue Roses to the east, and Sol creates an earthen golem to carry her and Charlotte. Once there, they are surrounded by corpses, which disgust the women, but they resolve to destroy the corpses anyway. Charlotte destroys several of the corpses with Corpse-Hunting Briar Trees.
Once all the corpses are defeated, Valtos teleports the Magic Knight squads to location hundreds of miles from the city. Combining their magic, the Magic Knights quickly return to the city and come to the rescue of Leopold, Asta, and Noelle Silva.
After the Eye of the Midnight Sun members escape with the kidnapped Asta, Charlotte watches Mimosa try to save Fuegoleon and later helps the others restore the capital. Later when Julius returns with George and Asta, Charlotte reports on what the enemy objective was. After everything, Charlotte and Sol return to their headquarters, promising to become stronger.
In a cave outside of Nairn, Charlotte, Nozel Silva, and Jack the Ripper arrive to save Yami from the combined attack of Rhya, Vetto, and Fana. She squares off against Rhya, who promises to take her to a bar should he win. Like the others Charlotte is surprised when Asta makes it through the battlefield unscathed and lands a hit on Licht.
Not to be shown up, Charlotte declares that it should be the captains who finish off the Eye of the Midnight Sun. However, when Patolli's mana starts overflowing, she realizes the danger that they are in. The captains stare in stunned silence as the Third Eye seal Patolli's mana and retreat, and Charlotte realizes that they were outclassed.
At Julius' request, Charlotte attends a meeting of the captains. She questions why William Vangeance is arriving late, which William dismisses. As the captains get impatient and worry that Julius forgot about them, Marx Francois contacts them and requests that they come down to the dungeon. There, the captives Catherine and George reveal that Gueldre Poizot is the traitor. Gueldre denies this accusation and tries to escape with his Permeation Magic. As the captains fight Gueldre's Invisible Soldiers, Charlotte declares that he cannot be allowed to flee because of how strong his magic is. After Asta dispels Gueldre's magic, Rill Boismortier quickly ends the fight since the other captains' magic threatened to destroy the building. Charlotte then denounces Gueldre as a coward and as a traitor.
At Julius' request, Charlotte attends the Star Awards Festival. Before the ceremony, Charlotte is sitting and draws the attention of Balman, who decides to make her his partner for the night. When she ignores him, he grabs her arm and asks if she knows who he is, and she then restrains him and his attendants with Briar Magic and asks if he knows who she is. She chastises Balman, while Sol cheers her on.
Sol forces Charlotte into a dress she found, and when the people nearby compliment her, Charlotte and Sol threaten them. Charlotte thinks to herself that she cannot allow the other captains to see her like this, when Yami arrives and greets her. She struggles to keep her composure in his company. Vanessa Enoteca calls out to Yami, and when she and Charlotte see each other, they become envious of the other, so Vanessa challenges her to a drinking contest. Charlotte begins to refuse but Sol accepts for her captain. Charlotte is surprised when Vanessa passes out from one drink, and when she cannot finish one drink, Yami finishes it for her. She blushes and then passes out.
As the ceremony begins, Sol tries to wake her captain, and Julius wonders why Charlotte is not onstage. After the ceremony, Charlotte changes into her uniform and accompanies Yami to meet the other captains. Mereoleona Vermillion shows up and grabs Yami, and Charlotte thinks it is appropriate for him, when she herself is grabbed. They are then carried to Ultime-Volcano Mountain Trail to train with the Crimson Lion squad.
Having sobered, Charlotte heads out first with Yami and uses her Briar Magic to dodge the falling lava. After reaching the summit, Charlotte stands next to Yami and witnesses Mereoleona evade and punch Asta midair.
Charlotte joins the other women in the hot spring. When Mereoleona offers her sake, Charlotte refuses, not wanting to be both naked and drunk. After thinking about Yami being naked in the other bath, Charlotte blushes and faints, so Sol pulls her out of the water and tries to cool her off.
Several days after the Royal Knights Selection Exam, Charlotte is drinking tea when she receives an alert from Marx Francois that Julius is fighting Patolli. Later that night, she is possessed by Charla and travels to the Royal Capital, where she confronts Yami.
Later that night, all the remaining elves are exorcised after William and Licht combine their magic to connect the elves to a giant tree through which Asta sends Anti Magic. As Charla's spirit departs, Charlotte collapses into Yami's arms.
A few days later, Charlotte is resting in bed and Sol is sitting at her bedside. Sol admits that Yami helped save Charlotte, which confirms Charlotte's memories of when she was possessed. Charlotte is so wrapped up in her thoughts that she does not notice when Yami Sukehiro arrives. She panics and hopes that Sol will kick him out, but Sol allows him to stay since he helped them. Yami then asks about something she said when she was possessed. Worried that it has to do with her feelings for him, Charlotte yells and runs out of the room before he can finish his question. She runs through the town, through buildings, and across a river. She eventually stops and sits on a rooftop. After some thought, she resolves to admit the truth and returns to the Blue Rose base.
She gathers some of the Blue Roses in the courtyard and tells them that she loves Yami. She is surprised when they voice support of her romance and urge her to tell him, which she agrees to do. However, when Yami suddenly appears, she is too nervous. Yami believes her inner turmoil means that she hates him, but Asta explains that it means she trusts Yami more than she can admit. Charlotte apologizes to Asta for his exile due to her failure and then asks Yami to dinner so they can discuss his question.
At dinner, Charlotte and Yami discuss her curse and curses in general. She mentions that Noelle is also affected by a curse.
Six months later, after the Golden Dawn's and Black Bull's bases are attacked and their captains are abducted, the remaining captains gather for a meeting and are briefed on the Dark Triad's plot. Charlotte criticizes Yami and William for being careless and pathetic, but internally, she frets over Yami's well-being. She threatens Rill when he suggests that Yami and William may already be dead. When Jack, Charlotte, and Nozel begin bickering, Fuegoleon tells them to control themselves, but they are all interrupted by the sudden arrival of Nacht and Asta. Charlotte and three other captains stand to attack the strange intruder, but Nacht summons four masked creatures to hold them. After Julius vouches for Nacht's identity as the Black Bull's vice-captain and a spy in the Spade Kingdom, the captains stand down and listen as Nacht explains the Tree of Qliphoth's ritual and structure. Afterward, Nacht expresses his desire to build a team around Asta and his Anti Magic in order to rescue Yami and William and to destroy the Tree of Qliphoth.
- Briar Magic: Charlotte uses this magic attribute to generate and manipulate briars. Due to a curse placed on her as a child, her blue roses are weaker than their original red form. These effects remain even though Yami stopped the curse's progression.
- Immense Magic Power: As a noblewoman and captain of a Magic Knights squad, Charlotte possesses an immense amount of magic power. After being freed from Charla's possession, Charlotte retains some of the elf's magic.
- Grimoire: Charlotte possesses a three-leaf clover grimoire that contains various briar-based spells. She is able to summon a briar-like whip from it, which she uses with her Briar Magic.
- War Merits Conferment Ceremony
- The Undead Invasion
- Captain's Meeting: Finding the Traitor
- Star Awards Festival
- The Hot Spring Training Camp
Charlotte has been in love with Yami Sukehiro, ever since he saved her from her childhood curse. However, she is unable to be honest about it and tries her best to keep it a secret from everyone. It has led to some jealousy of Vanessa Enoteca. Circumstances related to her possession, and the aftermath have led Charlotte to be more honest about her feelings toward Yami. Her squad also knows about her feelings and is extremely supportive of the relationship - much to her shock.
Charlotte cares about her subordinate Sol and Sol is extremely protective of her.
- "The battlefield is my only lover." 「戦場が我が伴侶だ "Senjō ga waga hanryoda"」
- Charlotte's favorite things are the garden in her private residence during quiet times and Yami (she hates almost all men except for him).
- Charlotte ranked #10 in the first popularity poll, #18 in the second, #6 in the third, and #3 in the fourth.
- Charlotte's grimoire design is the background for Volume 11's cover.
- Questions Brigade Rankings:
- Charlotte is the second worst chef in the series.
- Charlotte's history bears resemblance to the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty, or Little Briar Rose.
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