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Sebastian Michaelis (セバスチャン・ミカエリス)Name: Sebastian Michaelis (Given by Ciel Phantomhive)
Eye Color: Red
Height: 185 cm (6'1")
Affiliation: Faustian Contract
Occupation: Butler of the Phantomhive Household
Favorite quote: "I am simply one hell of a butler."
Sebastian Michaelis is the series' antihero. He is the butler of the Phantomhive household and acts as Ciel's bodyguard, two jobs he is completely devoted to.
Sebastian often describes himself through the phrase "Because I am one hell of a butler" (わたしはあくまで執事ですから, Watashi wa akumade shitsuji desu kara). The phrase plays on the word "demon" (あくま, akuma) and the phrase "to the end" (あくまで, akumade). It can also translate to "I am a demon and a butler". He is highly skilled in any area and handles every task, no matter how impossible it is as well as any problem that arises from the errors of the other staff with ease, stating it is only natural as the butler to the Phantomhive family. This is due to the fact he is a demon bound by a Faustian contract to abide by Ciel's will. A sign similar to the one marking Ciel's right eye can be found on Sebastian's left hand, which has been used on one occasion to twist the arm of a kidnapper without touching him.
The name Sebastian is in fact a temporary name given to him by Ciel and was previously held by Ciel's dog. He bears a striking resemblance to Ciel's father. In the anime adaption, Sebastian can take the form of a crow. Sebastian's true demonic form has not been fully revealed. However, a depiction of sharper teeth, high-heeled boots, and elongated nails have been given. In the manga adaptation, Sebastian appears to Ciel in his true form, while in the anime version, he appears as a crow. His name is similar to that of Father Sebastien Michaelis, who compiled a hierarchy of demons in Hell.
It was later found that the type of soul Sebastian wishes to consume is one which forsakes the future, sacrifices its dreams, eludes the past, fights reality, while being stained with deep despair, and never relinquishes its nobility. Ciel Phantomhive matched all of these attributes.