|This article is about a character in Umineko no Naku Koro ni.|
- 1 Profile
- 2 Appearance
- 3 Personality
- 4 Skills and Abilities
- 5 Background
- 6 Relationships
- 7 Role In the Story
- 8 Other Appearances
- 9 Trivia
- 10 References
Kinzo's third child.
Along with his sister, Eva, he intends to make his voice heard during the family conference to prevent their oldest sibling, Krauss, from keeping all of their father's wealth for himself.
His former wife, Asumu, passed away six years ago, and he married his current wife, Kyrie, shortly after that.
Rudolf has brown hair and wears a dark gray suit and pants with a white tie. The One-Winged Eagle is adorned on his left lapel.
Rudolf is shown to be sly and cunning. He has talent to do things that are borderline swindles or illegal and getting away with it. He is heartless to those he swindled and thinks it is not any of his business when he drove some of them to commit suicide. Rudolf is also a playboy who attracted and toyed with many women's feelings, thinking it fun to watch them fight over him.
However, he is also shown to be similar to Battler when he was younger, as out of all the Ushiromiya siblings, he was the most energetic one and joked around. When he was younger and was told that there are wolves in the forest, he said that he wanted to pat them, causing Kinzo to change the story that there were witches instead; Rudolf became scared and clung to Krauss for a while.
Despite always teasing Battler, he is also shown to care about him, and even gave Asumu's parents money to take care of him as well as take note of what is happening to Battler in school. He also loves guns and enjoys watching many Western films.
When his sister Rosa was still a child, Rudolf tormented her and bullied more than Krauss and Eva together, flirted with the servants occasionally to deprive her of the company of someone to play with and make friends and as shown in Twilight of the Golden Witch manga, he went so far as to destroy her rabbit rag doll, Uu-tan (something that Rosa herself in her adult years would unconsciously replicate it with her daughter). However, as he grew up he later expressed regret about how he treated her when they were younger.
In Requiem of the Golden Witch,his true nature is shown in the Tea Party when he proves willing to kill his own siblings and their families in order to keep all his father's money for himself and his family.
Skills and Abilities
Rudolf shows some proficiency in firing guns, especially Winchesters, as a result of his love for Western movies.
Rudolf ran a company and started dating his coworker Kyrie, even though he was already married to Asumu. He ended up getting both women pregnant, with Asumu giving birth to Battler while Kyrie had a miscarriage. Twilight of the Golden Witch reveals that Kyrie was actually the one to give birth to Battler while Asumu had the miscarriage. Rudolf didn't want it known that he had an illegitimate child and so he bribed the doctors to swap the results; Kyrie wound up believing she had a miscarriage while Battler believed Asumu was his biological mother.
Six years later, Asumu suddenly died, and Rudolf married Kyrie soon after at the cost of straining his relationship with Battler. Rudolf and Kyrie then had Ange. In 1986, Rudolf seeks to reconnect with Battler after so long.
- Kinzo Ushiromiya (father)
- Kyrie Ushiromiya (wife)
- Battler Ushiromiya (son)
- Ange Ushiromiya (daughter)
- Krauss Ushiromiya (older brother)
- Eva Ushiromiya (older sister)
- Rosa Ushiromiya (younger sister)
- Beatrice Ushiromiya (half-sister)
- George Ushiromiya (nephew)
- Jessica Ushiromiya (niece)
- Maria Ushiromiya (niece)
- Natsuhi Ushiromiya (sister-in-law)
- Hideyoshi Ushiromiya (brother-in-law)
- Kasumi Sumadera (sister-in-law)
- Asumu Ushiromiya (late wife)
- Yasuda (half-sister/niece)
- Lion Ushiromiya (half-brother/nephew)
- Belphegor (opponent)
Role In the Story
Collaborated with his siblings in an attempt to get money out of Krauss. Afterwards, he wanted to meet with Kyrie and Battler about something important, ominously stating "I will probably be killed tonight."
He never got the chance to talk about it, having been a victim of the first twilight.
His corpse was found inside the rose garden storehouse. His face seems to have been smashed after death.
He has a right to lament his ill fortune.
Was a victim of the first twilight.
His corpse was found in the chapel.
The direct cause of death is unknown, but it seems his stomach was cut open and his intestines pulled out after his death.
On top of that, sweets and candies were packed into his stomach.
This is why we want to be as sweet and innocent as candy.
Went to the mansion with Kyrie and Hideyoshi to retrieve food, only to be killed by EVA-Beatrice as the fourth twilight.
Died in the hall of the mansion, with his forehead pierced by a weapon shaped like a stake.
Apparently, they've gotta be finished off with stakes from here on out. Gross.
Was a victim of the first twilight, killed by Chiester 00.
His corpse was found in the dining hall.
About half his head was destroyed. It's probably reasonable to assume that he was murdered with a powerful gun or something similar.
However, the witnesses don't believe he was killed with a gun...
After Battler and Erika solve the epitaph, he makes another reference to talking to Battler about something, again ominously saying "I will probably be killed tonight."
When the rest of the family casts doubts over Kinzo's existence, he goes up to his study window using a ladder and breaks it open.
Alive at the time of the game's suspension.
Alive at the time of the game's suspension.
In the Tea Party it's revealed that Rudolf and Kyrie are the true culprits of the Rokkenjima Mass Murder Incident. After discovering the gold along with the other adults, he and Kyrie planed to take it all for themselves by murdering everyone on the island and escaping to Kuwadorian with the gold. Rudolf and Kyrie then call each of the children one by one, with Rudolf assigned to kill George. After killing him, Rudolf is swiftly killed by Eva, who he thought was dead; he gets shot in the chest and then the head.
During the quiz session, he pulls Kyrie in private and reveals his secret: she and Asumu were set to give birth on the same day, and Kyrie actually gave birth to Battler while Asumu had a miscarriage. He didn't want it known that he had a child with his mistress, so he bribed a doctor to switch the results. He decided to reveal this after seeing how Kyrie acted towards Battler for so long.
- In End of the Golden Witch, Rudolf sings a song about "Ira Bauer", referencing the character Jack Bauer from the American TV show 24. This is most likely a reference to the fact that Rikiya Koyama, Rudolf's voice actor in the anime, also voiced Bauer in the Japanese dub of 24 and sang a similar song in a commercial.