After losing the papal elections to his child nephew, his hatred and a desire for revenge caused him to hire the Rosenkreuz Orden to create an ultimate weapon which he could use to destroy Rome and kill his niece and nephews.
Satisfied with the test, Alfonso d'Este delivers the machine to Rome under the guise of a goodwill reunion with his family. The AX agents, suspicious of his sudden about face in light of recent events, are able to stop the city from being completely destroyed and arrest Alfonso. In the novels, it is revealed that his master plan was to purge the church of the unworthy, by destroying Rome. He planned to rebuild the Vatican in Cologne, with a newly appointed clergy chosen personally by him.
He later resurfaces in the city of Brno, having convinced many church workers to join his new organization, named "Neue Vatican. Antonio is described as an impressive young man with long hair, and a rather undignified appearance for someone of his position.
The Prince of Hispania and a top student of the University of Cologne, Antonio is a genius who received seven doctorates by the age of twenty-three.
Although somewhat vain, he appears to be outwardly cheerful at all times, even in the midst of dangerous situations. When first introduced into the series, Antonio is portrayed as a vain and cowardly individual, even referring to Abel Nightroad as his "bullet shield" while they were under attack. Although the reluctant priest remained unsure of Antonio's intentions throughout the mission, the young nobleman actually managed to lead their attackers into a devious trap, ironically saving them both.
Upon his return to Rome, Abel expressed great surprise when Antonio joined the clergy as a priest. Despite his young age, Antonio is later seen serving as a Cardinal, as well as the Minister of Vatican Public Relations.
While having obtained a high position, he shows an obvious lack of formality when speaking with his fellow church officials, often referring to Caterina as "honey". As a consequence, his behavior is looked down upon by both Caterina and Francesco, both of whom appear to share a certain sense of disgust and intolerance for the younger Cardinal's behavior. He also appears alongside Cardinal Francesco after Radu Barvon's first attack on Carthage, requesting that the church send members from the Inquisitorial Department to assist in the defense of the city.
The members of the AX unit serve under Cardinal Caterina Sforza, and are often referred to as deputy enforcers. They are often sent to investigate issues relating to or involving vampires.
The main protagonist on the series. On the surface, Abel appears to be a goofy, clumsy, absent-minded, but devout and very compassionate Catholic priest who has bad luck with money and is always hungry. In reality, this surface is a facade for a far more solemn, sober personality, in which his compassion is retained but his other personality traits vanish. Additionally, he is a Crusnik, a vampiric being with extraordinary powers that feeds on other vampires.
Nearly a millennium in age, Abel was created in A. Abel once had a hatred for humanity and joined the Methuselah in the war against humans after the Armageddon. This prejudice was presumably the result of an unexplained betrayal by a person or persons dear to him that was mentioned by a holo-recording by Lilith. During the war between the humans and Methuselah, Abel Nightroad killed seven million humans.
Lilith's murder by Cain caused him to abandon the war. He spent years mourning in Lilith's crypt at the Vatican, until a young Caterina Sforza fled there to escape Methuselah assassins. Abel, deciding then that it was his task to continue Lilith's work and defend the humans, saved the young Caterina and chose to live on. He joined the AX at its foundation in May A. He is described as looking around 20 years old in the manga though in the anime, he appears to be closer to his early 30s , and has long, silver hair, and blue eyes.
In penance for his earlier sins, Abel now adheres to a strict principle of pacifism and has taken a vow not to kill unless he absolutely must anime only. Though accepting of his Crusnik form, he will generally only use it as a very last resort.
After meeting Esther, he is reluctant to use his Crusnik form in a battle for fear of her seeing it and frightening her,  and after she does see it for the first time, Abel is extremely distraught. Later he tells her it is the mark of his sins. In the anime and novel, he seems to be oblivious to Esther's romantic feelings for him. Asthe seems to have noticed, though, and calls him a dunce for not being bothered by Ion's affections for Esther. It is Esther that helps him return to normal.
Abel eventually learns from Seth that Lilith's killer and his brother, Cain, is still alive and swears to find and kill him, once and for all. Immediately afterwards, Cain arrives and Abel battles him again, but the fight ends in a draw and Abel must continue his quest to destroy his brother, now joined by Ion Fortuna.
In his human form, Abel fights with an inordinately large and powerful revolver loaded with silver bullets. In this form, he also possesses strength and speed that is at least as superior to a Methuselah's as a Methuselah's is to a normal human.
He also appears to have a limited regenerative ability and a great deal of physical stamina, enough to be run through or shot several times and continue fighting. His speed and strength are again increased, and his regenerative abilities and stamina skyrocket, such that he can lose half his torso, including his heart, without any detrimental effects and regenerate it all seconds later.
He can only achieve this form, or higher, if he has fed on vampire blood fairly recently, otherwise there is a risk the nanomachines will be unable to generate sufficient power and cause him to collapse. While in Crusnik form, the blood of Methuselah is drawn to him and goes directly into his body without using his fangs. In the manga it is revealed that the nanomachines also have the ability to activate themselves in situations where Abel is injured.
Twice the nanomachines activate themselves; the first occasion is a considerable length of time after Abel is badly wounded during his initial fight with Brother Petros. When this occurs, Abel goes off by himself in an attempt to suppress the activation; only tell-tale signs of the transformation are seen in this case his eyes begin to change before he succeeds.
The second time is during his second encounter with Pedros. This time, Petros compounds Abel's earlier injury with another, and Abel loses consciousness. In addition, the nanomachines appear to have at least some level of intelligence; Abel refers to himself as "we" during his aforementioned bloodlust, reverting to the singular "I" only after snapping out of his rampage manga only.
Also, Cain takes the nanomachines of Lilith, so Abel cannot be revived using her nanomachines. Crusniks are literally immortal, but it takes long for their bodies to fully repair when their heads are severed. If, in that injured state, their nanomachines are taken, they cannot regenerate. In the manga, his scythe can produce a blade on both ends no matter what percentage of nanomachines he has active.
Born as the legitimate granddaughter of the queen of Albion, she was brought to Istvan shortly after her birth in order to save her from assassins.
She is the daughter of the late Prince Gilbert who was assassinated just after she was born. She was saved by Edward White, who was going by the alias Edward Blanchett, who took her to an orphanage in Istvan where she was raised to be a nun by Bishop Laura Vitez, who loved Esther like her own daughter.
In the anime after a vampire kills one of the clergy and Bishop Laura is killed in a subsequent church bombing, Esther goes with Abel to Gyula's home to stop his plans and rescue the captured Dietrich. The meeting of Esther and Abel differs between adaptations. In the manga series, Esther meets Abel while smuggling a homemade bomb. In the anime series, much of the Star of Sorrow arc is changed, starting with the meeting which occurs when Esther appears at Gyula's home to escort Abel to Saint Matthias.
In the novels, Abel meets in person Esther only when he gets to St. Mathias though he meets her indirectly via an assassination attempt , and Bishop Vitez is not killed in a bombing but gang raped then murdered after a raid by Gyula's forces. In all versions, she and Abel are captured by Gyula's soldiers and Dietrich is "killed" at the church before it is burnt to the ground. After being captured, Abel and Esther successfully stop Gyula and Dietrich's plans,  though the circumstances of their capture and the subsequent battle to stop Gyula differ between versions.
Esther decides to journey to the Vatican with Abel and Tres to try to understand why so many people had to die, who Dietrich really was and his goals, who Abel really is, and what she wants to do with her life. She also develops a strong friendship with Ion Fortuna, even offering to let him feed on her after he's sent into a blood lust by Dietrich.
She blames herself for Abel's apparent death and stays by his casket for several days, not once leaving his side until Mary Spencer consolidates her to visit their dying grandmother. In the anime, this was changed to Virgil Walsh, and at first she still refuses to leave, despite learning she is the heir to the throne, but she hears Abel's voice and it gives her the strength to go.
As she watches them battle, she comes to understand that Abel will continue battling Cain for all eternity or until one of them has killed the other, and that he must leave. Realizing she can make a difference in the world, Esther faces her destiny and is crowned Queen of Albion.
In the anime, she has a fairly quiet, timid personality, but is also very emotional. In the novels and manga her personality is drastically different; instead of being quiet, she is fairly gung-ho , opinionated, and is irritated or angered quite easily. Because his cyborg body is composed of both organic and mechanical parts, he must take vitamins to maintain it. In the manga, it is revealed that Abel was sent to stop Garibaldi's rebellion, and that he destroyed Tres's "brothers".
When Tres, as the last operational model, attacked Abel, he was mortally injured by him. However, he was saved from destruction and recruited for AX by Cardinal Caterina Sforza , where he now has the code name Gunslinger. Being a battle cyborg, Tres works with an unemotional, relentless efficiency and his functions are mostly limited to combat situations. He tends to use expressions much like a computer might, such as asking for a "status report" to assess someone's physical status and responding to questions with "negative" or "positive".
Despite his mechanical nature, he has had moments where he appears to display concern for others, a sense of humor, and annoyance. In the anime, Tres' style of combat is best described as gun fu.
A good example of this style would be Christian Bale 's character, John Preston, in the film Equilibrium , and many fight scenes in films of the heroic bloodshed action subgenre an example is John Woo 's work with Chow Yun-fat.
He wields slightly modified dual Beretta 92s the same gun Preston uses in Equilibrium , and his first combat scene against multiple vampires strongly resembles that of Equilibrium ' s,  in which Preston kills many enemies in a pitch-black room. The reload mechanism for their pistols a spring catch hidden in the sleeve is also identical. Kate also oversees most of the AX missions from within the ship, coordinating the agents moves and relaying information via the earpieces all of the agents wear.
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