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Pope Alessandro XVIII
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Personal information
Aliases: - Alessandro XVIII
- Alec
Residence: Vatican City, Rome
Birth: 3044 AD
Age: - 14 years old (beginning of RAM I)
- 20 years old (end of ROM VI)
Gender: Male
Species: Human
Occupation: Pope
Relative(s): - Pope Gregory XXX (father)
- Cardinal Caterina Sforza (elder half-sister)
- Cardinal Francesco di Medici (elder half-brother)
- Alfonso d'Este (uncle)
Affiliation(s): Catholic Church
Vatican Papal State
Other information
Novel debut: Flight Night
Manga debut: Act. 35 Wait Until Dark
Anime debut: Flight Night
Japanese seiyū: Yoshinori Fujita
English V.A.: Greg Ayres

Pope Alessandro XVIII (Latin: Alexander XVIII) is a male Terran and the 399th Pope (Bishop of Rome) of the Catholic Church. He is the son of the late Pope Gregorio XXX and a woman of one of the oldest aristocratic families in Rome. After his father's death in 3055 AD, Alessandro defeated his uncle, Alfonso d'Este, Archbishop of Cologne, with the support of his half-siblings, Cardinals Francesco di Medici and Caterina Sforza. However, it was not Alessandro's choice to succeed his father.

Alessandro XVIII is nervous and easily frightened. Although he lacks conviction and confidence, he has a strong sense of kindness and gentleness. He is highly ligyrophobic, and cannot handle shouting, especially if it is directed at him.

As pope, Alessandro XVIII is the official head of state of the Vatican Domain, the sovereign territory of the Catholic Church. Due to his youth and inexperience, he was a de facto figurehead during the early years of his papacy. As such, he was often caught in the middle of several arguments between his half-siblings, who frequently squabbled to manipulate the pope into supporting their respective agendas. The combination of his timid nature and gullibility made him virtually incapable of making decisions without first consulting his half-siblings.

Alessandro XVIII ultimately gained a new-found sense of confidence and purpose due to many key events in his life and the world. Subsequently, he became more sure of his rule and himself, and from then on proved himself as a prominent and peaceful figure in the world stage.

AppearanceEdit

Alessandro is a very young man with brown hair and brown eyes. He is normally seen wearing white embroidered robes of the Pope. In the anime, his robes have a blue bias.

In the manga, is looks slightly younger than his novel and anime counterparts. His hair is also a lot closer to white than brown.

Alessandro is featured with a white lamb, sun and sunflowers in his manga portrait. The white lamb is symbolic of innocence and The Lamb of God, while the sun and sunflower imagery represents unwavering faith. His manga cover portrait features him with white roses, symbolic of his purity. His arcana in Thores' tarot cards is The Sun.

SynopsisEdit

Rage Against Moons Edit

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Reborn on the Mars/ MangaEdit

Mark of a Lady Saint/ Imitation Star ArcEdit

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Alessandro makes his debut in the manga in this arc. Caterina asks him if he is alright, to which he says he was nauseated a from the flight a while ago but is fine now. The Cardinal introduces him to Esther, who would not believe someone like herself could meet someone like him. The Pope is embarrassed by her words. Archbishop Emanuele d'Annunzio suggests that the Pope should rest.[1]

Not long after that, Alessandro watches a terrified Esther is summoned onto the stage and struggle to give her speech. The nun fumbles the script D'Annunzio wrote for her earlier and ends up spilling the papers on the floor. To everyone's surprise, the nun manages improvise a speech of her own. The nun tells the crowd the she now sees bloodshed from two years ago was avoidable, and that they fought the enemy over a misunderstanding. She urges people to question their own sense of justice, and pray for the departed.

Esther's speech earns her a standing ovation from the crowd. Alessandro and the rest of the crowd, however, watch in horror as she is kidnapped by a vampire who declares that she has come to kill the "murderer who calls herself saint."[2]

Alessandro is next seen praying for Esther, begging for her to not be taken away from him like someone else was. The Pope is startled when Caterina makes her arrival known. The Cardinal calls for him to go to dinner, but Alessandro is hesitant because he is worried of Esther. The Cardinal argues that that Alesandro should trust the local police and Inquisition, while following their own duties to prepare for the ceremony in two days time. Alessandro reluctantly agrees, all the while thinking there is nothing he can do.

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Alessandro runs into Tres' line of fire.

Alessandro and Caterina arrive at the dinner the Archbishop prepared in time, just in time to see D'Annunzio stabbed in the shoulder, with Esther and Shahrazad in the room. Esther tackles Shahrazad out of the way just as Tres fires a bullet at her. Tres files again but Shahrazad manages to deflect the bullet with her gloves. Abel appears and tries to apprehend Tres, but is pushed aside. The Gunslinger shoots again, but Alessandro seem to have ran into the bullet's path. Esther and Shahrazad quickly use this opportunity to escape while Abel examines Alessandro and confirms that he was simply suffering from a concussion. An infuriated Caterina orders people to go after the two, no matter what it takes.[3]

A sleeping Alessandro dreams about words of encouragement that Vaclav told him - as long as he had his resolve, strength would not be his weakness, and one day he will be granted power. The pope wakes up with Caterina by his side and remembers he was shot. He apologizes to Caterina for taking her time, but the Cardinal smiles and says nothing else matters compared to him. The Pope quickly changes to subject to Esther and insists it might have been a misunderstanding, as 'The Lady Saint' would surely not betray the Vatican for vampires, and begs his sister to save her. To his relief, the Cardinal replies she will, but unknown to him, she does not plan to actually do so.

The moment is interrupted by a grumble from Alessandro's stomach. The pope declines the offer for someone to bring him food and instead, eats the apples on his bedside. Noticing the apples are peeled, he asks if Caterina peeled them herself. The embarrassed Cardinal hides her bandaged fingers and answers it was indeed her. Alessandro is surprised his very clever and capable sister was actually bad at something. Still embarrassed, Caterina tries to get Alessandro to hand the apples back to her, but he quickly consumes it.The Cardinal informs him she will leave now, but not before telling him there were going to be reporters tonight, and that he should attend for d'annunzio because he saved his life. The Pope agrees and thanks Caterina as she leaves. The Cardinal apologizes in her mind to her brother in her mind, determined that Esther will die.

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D'Annunzio gives a speech to the reporters.

Later evening, Alessandro accompanies Archbishop D'annunzio while he holds a press conference regarding the kidnapping of Esther. Petros states the Archbishop does not show any humility and would subjugate the young man to so much unwanted attention just for himself to take the spotlight. The Knight voices his annoyance to Abel and the priest responds that Alessandro can't help who he is, although things may be different if Caterina was beside him. The Inquisitor deduces that Caterina must be shunning Abel and teases him about it, which earns a humorous comeback that at least he isn't like Petros, who himself is on guard duty because he "botched things up". The reporters tell the two to pipe down so they can hear the interview, only to witness Petros comically strangling Abel.

Petros defends himself and points out he was not on guard duty because of his failings, but because the Pope could still be a target. Abel is reminded that Esther is still missing and begins to worry, doubting that Caterina can do much, despite her word.

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Petros is moved by Alessandro.

After D'annunzio allows the Pope to return so he can finish his own rhetoric about avenging the "deceased" Lady Saint, Petros allows the Pope to rest and asks if he was tired. Alessandro replies he wasn't, and that he had to do something as everyone else was working so hard. Petros is easily moved by the Pope's "commendable determination" and "unparalleled benevolence," then promises to serve him devoutly, with the "utmost admiration from the bottom of [his] heart." The Pope asks Abel if Esther had been found, to which the priest replies that she had not. The Pope asks if if Esther would really betray them, and asserts that he doubted it and believes she must have a good reason for her current actions. The Pope points out no one knows why Esther was kidnapped or why she was currently with the Methuselah. Petros argues they must have conspired together from the beginning, or the vampire would not have allowed her to live. Abel points out she was with him the entire time, and they were suddenly summoned to Istvan out of the blue.

The priest stops when he realizes that the only people who would've known about Esther's arrival was Caterina, Antonio and D'Annunzio. Abel asks Petros if he had noticed anything strange with the Methuselah, to which he reluctantly replies that she mentioned D'Annunzio's name and that she was taking Esther into her custody. The priest points out how odd this was, considering she had announced she was going to kill the Lady Saint. Abel asks Petros what the Methuselah would gain from this, the Knight struggles and answers she may have enjoyed making threats. The priest questions how she would have entered the highly-secured opera house, and Petros struggles again and makes an attempt at guessing. Abel finally points out that the assassin wouldn't have known the architecture, and after struggling again to come up with an adequate answer, the inquisitor becomes angry at the priest in a comedic fashion.

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Alessandro Abel and Petros to leave.

Abel comes to the conclusion that the Methuselah was led here deliberately by someone from the inside, because they wanted Esther dead. Petros becomes shocked at such a "preposterous" accusation against Archbiship D'Annunzio. An ominous figure approaches them, but to their luck, it is Antonio Borgia. The Cardinal gives Abel a letter for Abel. Although there was no name or address, Antonio identifies the envelope as property of the Csillag Hotel, which was famed for it's bagel salmon sandwiches. Abel reads the letter and suddenly feigns a stomach ache and runs, but is stopped when the Cardinal orders Petros to catch him. Antonio reads the letter to realizes that it alleged "Archbishop D" was planning a conspiracy, and it was from Esther. Antonio realizes no matter if the contents of the letter are true or not, the Csillag Hotel must be investigated, and allows Abel to investigate. Petros insists on going as well, but Antonio points out he is assigned to guard duty. Just at the moment, the Pope asks if he could them the permission to go, as he did not want Esther to die. Petros begins to comically cry and Abel remembers Antonio mentioned the hotel made delicious bagel sandwiches. Antonio comes up with a plan: the two have the perfect excuse to leave under the guise that they are buying a bagel sandwich on the sacred orders of the Pope.[4]


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Caterina and Alessandro is lead by Emanuele into Gyula's mansion, where he promptly kills all of the Pope's guards before revealing he plans to murdering the Pope and Caterina. Alessandro faints. Shahra and Esther find the Archbishop as he is about to kill the Cardinal and the Pope. Having realized they were in another trap, Esther tells Shahra to escape with the Cardinal and Pope, but Shahra was frozen, having seen the dead bodies of her family. Esther screams at the Archbishop for having lied to Shahra from the very beginning, which the Archbishop replies it was obvious that he would have done just that. In the novels, Shahrazad tells Esther she now hates Terrans with all her heart before charging at d'Annunzio. The Countess remembers her deceased Terran family before leaping towards the Archbishop and murdering his guards, but is stopped by the UV-lights before she could reach d'Annunzio himself. The Methuselah lies on the floor in pain as she is shot by the police soldiers.

Abel, Petros and Tres show up just in time to save Esther, Shahrazad, Caterina and Alessandro from Archbishop D'annunzio. D'annunzio is surprised his large police force was taken down so easily, to which Petros replies it was not a contest of numbers. More police join the fray, but Petros remarks the Archbishop does not have the justice, faith, or fighting spirit to win. D'Annunzio tries to flee but he is stopped by Esther before he can escape. Petros is surprised when Brother Matthew suddenly appeared with his troops. D'Annunzio tries to lie his way through it all, but Matthew laughs at the 'scenario' he scripted, calling it cliched, and reveals Lieutenant Dobo has confessed to everything.

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Shahra threatens to kill the Pope.

Esther informs Shahrazad that d'Annunzio has been captured, and they must run or the Inquisition will kill her. The nun proclaims she is on Shahrazad's side, just as her friend had asked her earlier. The Methuselah is stunned and smiles, stands up, hugs Esther and tells her she loves her. However, knowing there is no hope for her to survive from here, Shahrazad she takes the Pope hostage and declares she will kill him.

Shahrazad dictates for everyone to stand back except Esther, and orders the nun walk over to her. She places the nun's gun to her chest and orders her to kill her. Esther refuses and proclaims she would rather be killed as a witch by the Inquisition than to harm her friend. Touched by her words, Shahra cries and and thanks her tovarisch before pulling the trigger and killing herself. Shahra smiles as she dies and apologizes for pushing the task to her friend, but is glad knowing she was able to make Esther into a real lady saint to the people so that she can change the world. Esther grieves for her lost friend who passes away in her arms.

The Throne of Roses ArcEdit

Alessandro arrives in Albion some time after Esther. The nun welcomes the Pope, who is quickly uttered away by Brother Petros. At that moment, Mary arrives to inform Esther she has new information regarding the disappearance of Abel Nightroad in the slums. Brother Petros is upset that the priest did not come to greet the Pope, while Alessandro expresses concern over his disappearance. Esther informs the Pope she hadn't seen Abel all morning, and Alessandro requests Petros to go look for him, assuming the two were friends. Shocked, the Knight turns to Esther and tells her to ask her own department for help, but she calmly replies the other people are occupied. The Knight accidentally lets it slip that he's on an important mission assigned by Cardunal Francesco di Medici, Sister Paula interrupts him and simply tells Esther the Vatican was planning to build a new church in Londinium. Petros 'apologizes' to Esther for being unable to help, but the Pope apologizes in return for asking so much from such a busy person like himself.

Stung by the Pope's sad expression, Petros begins to panic. Paula interrupts once again and informs him to follow the Pope's Holy Decree while she takes care of the mission. A passionate Brother Andrew also appears and offers to do everything in his power to serve him in his absence. Moved by his words, a reenergized Petros swears to bring the "useless oaf" back, and shall he not return, he'll serve his head on a platter. Alessandro just stares in silent shock.

Sometime later, under the guise of a civilian, Alessandro is accompanied by Esther, Mary and Jane to a horse race. Mary assures a concerned Esther that there are guards patrolling the area, but disappears not long after. Jane shocks Esther by using innuendo, but is Alessandro interrupts her, claiming he was in pain from a stomach ache. The two leave the races.

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Todd attacks Alessandro and Esther.

A worried Esther asks if Alessandro is alright, and is mildly surprised - but glad - to find out that he had only feigned stomach pains to help her. The two discuss the people who have sacrificed their lives for them, with Alessandro mentioning he promised someone to not to be a person who mocked himself. Just as Esther and Alessandro were about to buy fish and chips, Cain and Mr. Butler appear. Cain takes Esther's fish and chips from her grasp and throws it away, infuriating Esther, after getting his own and adding salt and vinegar to it. As Esther looks to the fish and chips that Cain had just thrown away, she is stunned to find a cat who had just died after consuming it. Realizing his assassination plan had been foiled, Sweeney Todd tries to shoot Esther, only to be interrupted by an underwater explosion. Alessandro and Esther fall into the water, but they are soon rescued by a caped man.

Virgil shows Esther and the group their Ghetto. When they arrive a pharmaceutical production plant, Virgil explains they produce goods for companies above. Esther is surprised how the production is being carried out by so few people, to which Virgil explains that they manage with the help of machines. Esther realizes that the generations of Albion Queens have harbored the Methuselah because they run the production system with lost technology. Virgil admits that the Vactican acknowledging the humanity of Methuselah would mean destroying their own reason for their existence. But the Methuselah do not care for the shunning, hate or fear they receive, instead, they just hope for peace and quiet.

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Alessandro blesses Perot.

A young Methuselah named Angelica approaches Alessandro, and asks the Pope to bless her rabbit Perot, who is unwell. Esther introduces herself and knowing the Pope might be intimidated, offers to pray for Perot instead. Angelica declines the offer, arguing she was taught the Pope is "the greatest person in the world, because he sits in the palace closest to God." Alessandro is surprised and embarrassed at the compliment, and confesses other people look down upon him. Anglica becomes upset and offers to fight those people on Alessandro's behalf. Surprised with a new sense of determination, Alessandro offers to bless the rabbit, much to the delight of Angelica.


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Vanessa soon arrives with the report of the artillery shell, and Virgil explains to Esther that the shell matches those used by the Germanicus infantry. Vanessa comments that it must mean someone from Germanicus wants Esther dead, and Virgil adds that it would be difficult for an ordinary hitman to procure the official military machines guns. Vanessa orders Angelica to go home, and shouts at her when she refuses. The Pope stands up for her, and Virgil tries to reason with Virgil. But Vanessa grabs Virgil and knocks him out with a shot of silver and morphine. A confused Virgil questions her, to which she responds that she has grown impatient of his "lukewarm methods." Vanessa then explains to the group that her informants have told her that Mary has teamed up with The Inquisition and will destroy the Ghetto soon, and that she will use The Lady Saint and The Pope to buy more time.

Abel tries to convince Vanessa to stop, but Vanessa does not relent and threatens to kill him. Esther grips her gun and tries to rationalize that Vanessa will only make any Methuselah-Terran negotiations more difficult, as it is exactly the excuse the military on the surface is looking for. Vanessa simply shrugs it off, retorting that time for "her kind" has run out, as her informants have told her that Bloody Mary has joined forces with the Inquisition. Mary will destroy the Methuselah and campaign for the throne as she is an illegitimate daughter, Vanessa explains, much to Esther's surprise. The nun questions why Mary's illegitimacy would cause her to destroy the Ghetto, but before Vanessa could finish explaining that Mary intends to gather support from the Vatican by doing the Inquisition's bidding, Abel suddenly pulls out his gun and aims it directly at Alessandro and Angelica. The priest fires despite Vanessa and Esther's objections, but to their surprise, it is the wall that Abel fired at, which had a secret policeman hiding behind it.

An army of secret police suddenly arrive with guns ablaze. Vanessa attacks them and suspects Esther and Abel to be the ones who informed them of the Pope's location. The two deny it but Vanessa is not convinced. Suddenly, the ground beneath them begins to shake. Video screens reveal that the entire Ghetto is invaded by troops, armored motor suits, and the Albion military. Vanessa curses Bloody Mary as the scene unfolds and takes her leave as Angelica watches. Abel asks where she is going, but Vanessa cryptically answers that the Ghetto, her home, has been destroyed, and that "betrayal has opened [her] eyes". The Methuselah vanishes before Abel remarks to himself that Vanessa plans on "using that" and destroy the whole of Londinium, which does not go unnoticed by Esther. Esther asks Abel what "that" is, but Abel simply smiles at her and tells her to stay there, before running off after Vanessa. The nun stares as the priest leaves before desolately remarking to herself that Abel knows many things she does not know, and believes there are many things she should not know of. Alessandro's voice suddenly interrupts her train of thought. The Pope convinces her to leave him and Esther runs after Abel.

Later, Petros appears with Mary as the Albion Army invades the Ghetto. Captain Howard, armed with his battle-suit, begins to attack Angelica and the Pope but is told to halt on the orders of Mary. Petros is astonished to find Alessandro and begins to cry uncontrollably. Mary and Howard decide to leave Petros to take care of the Pope, to which the Knight adds he will help the rest of the army later. Howard dismisses the idea and demonstrates his prowess by unrelentlessly attacking the young Methuselah Angelica. Howard rationalizes the Pope must be confused as the young man begs them to stop. Petros reveals the Army plans to destroy all the Ghetto vampires by unleashing the flood gates, and that he alone cannot change the Albion Army. Remembering Havel's words, the Pope defiantly jumps in front of Angelica and declares he will not leave until everyone else is also on the surface.

Petros watches in stunned silence as Alessandro stands his ground as he begs the army to change their minds, arguing the Methuselah were not criminals and simply want to live in peace. His speech is interrupted as Howard picks up Alessandro by the back of his blazer. The Pope screams for Howard to stop as he raises his axe to swing down on Angelica as Petros solemnly watches, but the Knight intervenes in the last second, simply stating the Captain is acting disrespectfully towards the Pope.[5]

A shocked Captain Howard asks Petros if he has gone mad. The Knight denies this, before ordering the Howard to unhand his Holiness. The Inquisitor makes attempts to convince Mary and Howard to leave as they have found the Pope, while he continues alone to search for The Lady Saint. Mary is not persuaded by him and counters that the only way to ensure Alessandro's safety would be to exterminate the vampires, and that he himself would be in trouble if Cardinal di Medici heard of this. Petros retorts that it is his holy duty and top priority to protect the Pope, which cannot be accomplished while exterminating vampires, and comically adds that Alessandro has already been injured by pointing to a scrape on his forehead. A panicked Howard warns Petros that his excuses don't justify a retreat, and that he will not be exempt from punishment, even if he is the Chief of the Department of Inquisition. The Inquisitor admits he already knows, but here before him stands an honorable man who has entreated him, and that ignoring his pleas would make him no longer a Knight who walks the path of God.

The Knight announces will take responsibility for everything, moving Alessandro to tears. The Pope recalls Havel's words that as long as he has ambition, and as long as he had that, he was not powerless. The Inquisitor declares witnessing Alessandro's change has touched him, and that he regrets nothing, even if he were to be burned at the stake.

Outraged, Howard attacks Petros for his betrayal and attacks him against the orders of Mary. The smoke clears and it appears the Knight had vanished, only to suddenly reappear with his weapon drawn. The Inquisitor manages to attack Howard and rescue Alessandro from his clutches in one swing.

Relieved that Alessandro is saved, Petros turns to Mary and apologizes for what he has done to her subordinate. The Knight asks her to help him, but Mary smugly retorts that it would mean she would also share the responsibility of disobedience. The Inquisitor admits his shame but attempts to rationalize the situation with her, only for the Colonel to use his words against him, declaring that he understood the situation yet is still urging for the cease of the operation. She justifies that this leaves her no choice but to arrest him on the suspicion of desertion and espionage.

Later, Petros appears with Mary as the Albion Army invades the Ghetto. Captain Howard, armed with his robotic battle-suit, begins to attack Angelica and the Pope but is told to halt on the orders of Mary. Petros is astonished to find Alessandro and begins to cry uncontrollably. Mary and Howard decide to leave Petros to take care of the Pope, to which the Knight adds he will help the rest of the army later. Howard dismisses the idea and demonstrates his prowess by unrelentlessly attacking the young Methuselah Angelica. Howard rationalizes the Pope must be confused as the young man begs them to stop. Petros reveals the Army plans to destroy all the Ghetto vampires by unleashing the flood gates, and that he alone cannot change the Albion Army. Remembering Havel's words, the Pope defiantly jumps in front of Angelica and declares he will not leave until everyone else is also on the surface.

Petros watches in stunned silence as Alessandro stands his ground as he begs the army to change their minds, arguing the Methuselah were not criminals and simply want to live in peace. His speech is interrupted as Howard picks up Alessandro by the back of his blazer. The Pope screams for Howard to stop as he raises his axe to swing down on Angelica as Petros solemnly watches, but the Knight intervenes in the last second, simply stating the Captain is acting disrespectfully towards the Pope.

A shocked Captain Howard asks Petros if he has gone mad. The Knight denies this, before ordering the Howard to unhand his Holiness. The Inquisitor makes attempts to convince Mary and Howard to leave as they have found the Pope, while he continues alone to search for The Lady Saint. Mary is not persuaded by him and counters that the only way to ensure Alessandro's safety would be to exterminate the vampires, and that he himself would be in trouble if Cardinal di Medici heard of this. Petros retorts that it is his holy duty and top priority to protect the Pope, which cannot be accomplished while exterminating vampires, and comically adds that Alessandro has already been injured by pointing to a scrape on his forehead. A panicked Howard warns Petros that his excuses don't justify a retreat, and that he will not be exempt from punishment, even if he is the Chief of the Department of Inquisition. The Inquisitor admits he already knows, but here before him stands an honorable man who has entreated him, and that ignoring his pleas would make him no longer a Knight who walks the path of God.

The Knight announces will take responsibility for everything, moving Alessandro to tears. The Pope recalls Havel's words that as long as he has ambition, and as long as he had that, he was not powerless. The Inquisitor declares witnessing Alessandro's change has touched him, and that he regrets nothing, even if he were to be burned at the stake.

Outraged, Howard attacks Petros for his betrayal and attacks him against the orders of Mary. The smoke clears and it appears the Knight had vanished, only to suddenly reappear with his weapon drawn. The Inquisitor managed to attack Howard and rescue Alessandro from his clutches in one swing.

Relieved that Alessandro is saved, Petros turns to Mary and apologizes for what he has done to her subordinate. The Knight asks her to help him, but Mary smugly retorts that it would mean she would also share the responsibility of disobedience. The Inquisitor admits his shame but attempts to rationalize the situation with her, only for the Colonel to use his words against him, declaring that he understood the situation yet is still urging for the cease of the operation. She justifies that this leaves her no choice but to arrest him on the suspicion of desertion and espionage.

Petros protects the Pope as Mary attacks him using her robotic battle suit. Her sudden "haste mode" catches him off guard and he is knocked out. Mary orders the rest of the army to protect the Pope as she and continues her mission herself.

The Crown of Thorns ArcEdit

Alessandro first appears in the church to greet Esther, who had just woken up from another nightmare after falling asleep in the church where Abel's casket resided in. The nun is glad to see the Pope is alright and suggests she return to her official duties, but the Pope pardons her. The nun begins to berate herself for her own naivety and uselessness, before slamming her head on Abel's casket in rage. Alessandro watches helplessly until Mary walks by him and comforts the nun. Outside, the Pope reflects that he is no good either, unable to help Esther.[6]

Some time later, Alessandro and Brother Andrew are accompanied by a guide and several soldiers on a tour of the Tower of London. Brother Andrew cannot believe Sister Paula had allowed the Pope to "interrogate" the "vampires", but the Pope successfully lies to him, saying the nun granted the favor because he personally requested it.

The group walk up to a cell. Virgil is shown to be tied up in chains and injected with silver nitrate alongside Angelica in the tower. The Pope persuades a shocked Brother Andrew to leave him alone in his interrogation, and begins to apologize to a barely-conscious Virgil. Courteous as always, the Earl is embarrassed to be shown in such a state in front of such an important person who took such great efforts to see him, but Alessandro continues apologizing for the torture the Earl has endured. Virgil explains he knows it is all part of Colonel Spencer's plan and he bears no grudge toward Alessandro, but begs the Pope to leave as his presence will hurt his public image. Alessandro agrees but hands Virgil a paperclip and blueprints of the Tower, revealing he has an eidetic memory after seeing the blueprints six years ago. A stunned Virgil immediately recognizes Alessandro's rare "gift of God" while Alessandro begins to cry while apologizing. The Earl smiles and thanks the Pope for all he has done, assuring him that he will be able to escape - or at least free Angelica. The Pope leaves as he hears Brother Andrew sneeze, before leaving a message for Angelica that her rabbit, Perot, is alright. Virgil smiles and thanks him.

Outside the cell, the Pope pretends he couldn't interrogate anything useful from Virgil to Brother Andrew. Andrew prepares to leave when suddenly an unknown voice in the dark points out the Pope is in a very dangerous place. The owner of the voice slams Andrew onto the ground and murders the soldiers and their guide. Imprints appear as Sweeney Todd's feet stand upon the soldiers, which Alessandro correctly identifies as an invisible field. Todd makes it clear he intends to kill the Pope and asks for a blessing for his Regiment, but just as he is about to make a killing, the soldier is suddenly he is kicked in the gut by Virgil. Todd identifies Virgil as the meddling "General of Monsters". The Earl admits he is of low birth, but takes pride in his status as a knight of the Queen, and rhetorically asks if he could watch as the Pope is killed.[7]

A terrified Alessandro watches as Virgil fights Sweeney Todd. Todd doubts Virgil can fight now that his strength has been dampened to that of a human because of the silver nitrate injected, but Virgil counters that he has been training for centuries. Virgil appears to have the upper hand, but Todd manages to overpower him, revealing that his skin is both sword and bulletproof. The former Albion soldier reveals he has been brought back to life by the "Queen of the Dead" to kill people like Virgil. Todd explains to the confused Methuselah that he will not die there, but instead will be framed for the murder of the Lady Saint and the Queen. Just as it seemed like Virgil would be killed, Tres Iqus appears and shoots down Todd. The priest explains to Alessandro he arrived at the Vatican due to Abel's demise, and wanted to confirm with Sister Esther. Alessandro explains Esther should be in the royal palace, before suddenly realizing that Esther's life is in danger.[8]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Trinity Blood Act. 35 Wait Until Dark
  2. Trinity Blood Act. 36 Exodus.
  3. Trinity Blood Act. 38 The Great Escape.
  4. Trinity Blood Act. 40 The Postman Always Rings Twice
  5. Trinity Blood Act. 56: Stand by Me.
  6. Trinity Blood Act. 61 THe Magdalene Sisters.
  7. Trinity Blood Act. 63 The Dark Knight,
  8. Trinity Blood Act. 64 The Dark Knight Rises.

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