|This article is about a character in Umineko When They Cry.|
- "Why don't you just give up and die?"
- — EVA-Beatrice's taunt towards her enemies
EVA-Beatrice (エヴァ・ベアトリーチェ Eva-Beatorīche), referred to shorthand as EVA (エヴァ Eva), is Eva Ushiromiya after solving the witch's epitaph and inheriting the Golden Witch Beatrice's powers. She first appears in Banquet of the Golden Witch.
Solved the riddle of the the witch's epitaph, and was welcomed as the new Endless Witch. She was gifted with an aptitude for magic and is expected to grow into an extraordinary Great Witch.
This genius of a witch often overindulged in her own power during her younger days. Such are the trials only geniuses may endure, and if she proves successful, her name will surely be engraved in the history of Endless Witches.
Will she be able to overcome the trials that forced her predecessor to surrender?
EVA-Beatrice first appears as a young, teenage Eva and has the same ginger colored hair except laid down. She also wears a blue Japanese school sailor uniform with white accents and a white ribbon.
After solving the epitaph and becoming a witch, EVA's outfit changes to that of a short dark purple cloak with ruffles of a lighter complexion of purple, a black bowtie with a rose replacing where the knot is, a lolita-style dress the same dark purple color as the cloak, elbow length gloves and a black pillbox hat laced with white patterns and a rose on the right-side of the hat. She also holds onto the One-Winged Eagle staff everywhere she goes.
Being the physical manifestation of Eva's childhood, the young EVA appears immediately as a very spoiled, capricious, envious, greedy and selfish brat who is careless of the needs and desires of others.
After becoming the successor of Beatrice, EVA-Beatrice reveals herself as a sadistic and cruel witch, who enjoys torturing her victims by using her magic to resurrect them and kill them again. With her fervent imagination, she creates particularly bizarre and brutal deaths, as demonstrated with her taking great joy in repeatedly and horribly torturing Rosa in different ways with her new powers. In the beginning she does this to help Eva achieve her goals, but eventually became independent. She is very egocentric, narcissistic, and arrogant, and like her human counterpart, she very much loves to mock others, repeatedly taunting them by saying, Heso demo kande shinjaebā? (ヘソでも噛んで死んじゃえばぁ?, "Why don't you just give up and die?").
She also believes that she deserves effective Furniture, the titles of Endless and Golden Witch as well as the gold and headship of the Ushiromiya family. Additionally, since she's the image of an Eva who has never went further her childhood, she is also childish; she has a bit of a complex when being called 'oba-san' by Battler and rather wants to be called 'nee-san'.
At some point, EVA-Beatrice begins to act as a stand-in for Eva and shares many of the same thoughts and feelings as her.
EVA-Beatrice's powers are the same as Beatrice's powers, able to do just about anything within the limits of her imagination. EVA however tends to use her powers in more bizarre ways, such as crushing Rosa and Maria with a giant cake. EVA also inherited the ability to summon Beatrice's Furniture such as the Seven Sisters of Purgatory, Ronove, Goats, and some new furniture in the form of the Chiesters, which Beatrice was apparently unable to summon earlier. Like all witches, she can teleport and freeze time when she appears on the gameboard.
EVA is also able to materialize Red Truth in the form of a sticky spider web that she can use to immobilize her victims or to lock them up in a bubble attached to the stick, so as to beat them senseless.
In Banquet, EVA displays the ability automatically deploy a magic barrier capable of protecting her from bullets, surprising Ronove who mentions that in comparison, Beatrice must manually create one to protect herself.
EVA-Beatrice personifies a young aspect of Eva Ushiromiya that motivated her to follow her goals while ignoring her negative emotions. When Eva solved the Epitaph and found the gold, Beatrice appeared before Eva's younger self and passed on her name and her powers, turning her into EVA-Beatrice and making her a being totally independent of her human counterpart.
- Eva Ushiromiya (vessel of, original self, human form/counterpart)
- George Ushiromiya (son, opponent, enemy, ally)
- Battler Ushiromiya (nephew, rival, opponent, ally)
- Ange Ushiromiya (niece, successor, enemy turned ally)
- Beatrice (predecessor, rival, opponent, ally)
- Lambdadelta (ally, witch guardian)
- Bernkastel (master, enemy in Twilight of the Golden Witch)
- Ronove (furniture, opponent)
- Seven Sisters of Purgatory (furniture)
- Chiester Sisters Imperial Guard Corps (furniture)
- Virgilia (predecessor, opponent)
- Erika Furudo (ally)
- Sakutarou (enemy)
- Kasumi Sumadera (ally)
As Eva's younger self, EVA keeps encouraging her to solve the epitaph and become the head of the family. After becoming a witch and murdering her family, EVA and Eva bicker over their true desires, with Eva rejecting the former and denying the witch as a part of her.
EVA initially shows respect towards Beatrice due to the latter being her predecessor, however she starts to resent her when Beato won't allow EVA to be brutal with her endless torture of her victims.
EVA-Beatrice seems to enjoy watching Ange suffer, sharing the same negative feelings that Eva had towards her. In Twilight of the Golden Witch, EVA speaks on behalf of Eva and shows that she truly cares for Ange, wanting to protect her from the truth of Rokkenjima.
Her protectiveness towards Ange was also further demonstrated in Ougon Musou Kyoku Cross. In one of her dialogues with Black Battler, who wanted to go to the future, EVA does not allow him to as she wants to protect Ange. Even when paired with Ange, she would ultimately refuse to tell her the truth and would give her her usual taunts.
Role in the Story
EVA-Beatrice first appears in a flashback, where she speaks to Eva after she gets in an argument with Krauss and Kinzo. She later appears to Eva to encourage her to solve the epitaph in order to fulfill their dream of becoming the family head.
After Eva finds the gold, EVA-Beatrice is taken to the Golden Land, where she is granted the title of Endless Witch, and succeeds Beatrice. Afterwards, she goes to the garden, where Rosa and Maria are, and starts to use her magic. She first uses it to cause her and Rosa to fly, and then accidentally drops Rosa, killing her. She then revives Rosa and repeatedly uses her power on Rosa in bizarre ways to torture her (throwing her into a sea of jelly, burying her under a mountain of cake, etc). As she begins to torture Maria as well, Beatrice shows up to show her the proper way of doing things, giving Rosa and Maria much more merciful deaths. Beatrice tells her successor to try and kill mercifully, and EVA-Beatrice agrees. However, she does not keep her word.
In the mansion, when Kyrie, Hideyoshi, and Rudolf go to get supplies, she summons Leviathan and Belphegor to kill Rudolf and Kyrie. However, both of the Stakes are killed instead. In response, she summons new, more powerful Furniture: Chiester 410 and Chiester 45. The recently-summoned Furniture quickly kill Rudolf and Kyrie. Before she can resurrect and torture them, Hideyoshi attempts to reason with her, seeing her as Eva Ushiromiya. EVA-Beatrice does not listen, and levitates a gun that had been dropped, making it fire and kill Hideyoshi.
Due to her now spoiled mood, she decides to leave the corpses as they are. After a conversation with Eva Ushiromiya, EVA-Beatrice has the Chiesters use their magical ammunition to strangle Krauss and Natsuhi to death. She later uses the Chiesters once more to kill George and a recently-resurrected Shannon. Afterwards, she appears in the Guest House, close to the place where Dr. Nanjo was taking care of Jessica (who was temporarily blinded by Eva's gunfire). Despite Nanjo's pleas, EVA-Beatrice kills him by sticking her staff through his head. She then begins taunting Jessica, saying that she'll be next after she's done playing with Nanjo's corpse. Jessica escapes, thanks to the ghost of Kanon, who was brought back by Beatrice. Beatrice guards the room they are in, but is attacked by EVA-Beatrice and the Chiesters.
No matter how much the Chiesters pierce her heart, however, she remained standing. EVA-Beatrice tells the Chiesters to make her heart explode. They try this, but it only destroys her body, and not her golden heart. EVA-Beatrice is about to crush the heart herself, before being summoned to the Meta-World by Battler, who declares her his opponent. They both have an argument, which leads to EVA-Beatrice trapping Battler within webs of Red Truth. Her move appears nearly flawless, until Beatrice says that she's going to deny witches using the Red Truth. EVA-Beatrice panics, but Ronove holds her down until Beatrice apparently says it. This causes EVA-Beatrice to burn away.
In the future time line of 1998, Ange arrives on Rokkenjima, only to be stopped by Kasumi Sumadera and her men. As they are beating her, Ange sees EVA-Beatrice's faint form, encouraging Kasumi to hurt and demean Ange. After taunting Ange some more, and tearing out pages of Maria's diary, Kasumi mockingly asks Ange to show her magic. Miraculously, Ange is able to summon The Seven Stakes of Purgatory, despite the high levels of anti-magic toxin, shocking EVA-Beatrice. After using them to kill Kasumi and her guards, Ange turns her attention to EVA-Beatrice. In retaliation, EVA-Beatrice resurrects the form of a shotgun wielding Eva Ushiromiya from hell. However, before she can fire, she is killed by Mammon.
In the anime and manga, Mammon causes the weapon to misfire instead, and Eva has her head damaged by the resulting explosion. Writhing on the ground, screaming, and oozing blood out of her mouth. She is then dispatched by Ange herself.
Eva transforms into EVA-Beatrice when George encounters her during the love trial. Unlike Eva, EVA-Beatrice only recognizes George as being her unborn son still within her womb, and simulates this by wrapping him up within a blood-red web. EVA-Beatrice lectures George while slamming him on the ground, asking him to remember his difficult school days. George however thanks her for raising him, knowing that all she did was for his own benefit. He still doesn't give up his love for Shannon, and their battle ends with George piercing EVA through the heart with a magic blade on his foot and killing her. EVA transforms back into the human Eva.
While EVA-Beatrice does not make a visible appearance in this episode, she mocks Ange from offscreen during the Tea Party.
EVA-Beatrice plays a much bigger role in this chapter as she is one of the main characters. She, along with the others, tries to prevent Ange from obtaining the Truth by helping them defeat Erika and Bernkastel. Later on, after stopping Ange, she rejoins with Battler, Ange, and Lambdadelta and helps them steal Eva's Diary by breaking up and destroying the barrier around it.
- EVa-Beatrice is a playable character in Golden Fantasia, having story modes with Ange, Ronove, Beatrice, Chiester 410, and Rosa. She can also be unlocked as a system voice.