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Virgilia (ワルギリア Warugiria), full name Publius Virgilia Maro (プブリウスワルギリアマロ Puburiusu Warugiria Maro),[2] is the original "Beatrice" and previous Endless Witch before passing her title and powers to the Golden Witch Beatrice. She first appears in Banquet of the Golden Witch.


A now-retired Endless Witch and Beatrice's teacher.

She used the Endless Magic properly and devoted her life to the smiles and happiness of many people.

She taught Beatrice the Endless Magic. believing that Beatrice would also devote herself to the people, and retired.

Though she was Beatrice's teacher, she was also a magician employed by Beatrice's family. For that reason, she interacted with Beatrice in a manner fitting for a servant. Some point to this as the source of Beatrice's arrogance and recklessness.


Virgilia has long silver and gray hair that is very dignified, and usually respectfully keeps her eyes shut. She wears a black dress and a black hat adorned with dark red flowers.


Virgilia speaks very respectfully and typically dislikes fooling around, however there are times where she will relish in combat and deceit.

Side content like Angel of 17 Years East Shi-44a and Golden Fantasia show Virgilia and Ange as being fujoshis.


Despite being a Finite Witch, Virgilia still is powerful enough to engage Beatrice in a magical duel and proves to be a formidable opponent, defeated only through trickery on Beatrice's part. In her duel against Beatrice, Virgilia is shown using magic to fly, teleport, creating shields of magic for defense, summoning the falling Tower of Babel to use a potent shield, summoning the divine hammer Mjölnir and divine spear Gungnir, and summoning the god Odin. Virgilia wields a simple and classic wooden wand, using it for her magic. She also has several Goat Butlers under her command. Like Beatrice, she can be an extremely cunning opponent.

In Golden Fantasia, her move Magic Item Show has Virgilia deliver a series of strikes using knives, mirrors and candelabras.


Virgilia served as the magician at Beatrice's home and came into contact with her in the position of a servant. She taught Beatrice the Endless Magic and retired, believing that her pupil would also devote herself to providing happiness for people. Virgilia became nameless afterwards and used Kumasawa as a vessel, sealing her powers. She would then take the name of Virgilia after her duel with Beatrice.

From an anti-fantasy perspective, Virgilia is an imaginary friend created by Yasu and based off of Kumasawa, who was a mother figure for them.




Virgilia is Beatrice's teacher and predecessor as the Golden and Endless Witch. Beatrice seems to greatly admire and respect Virgilia, referring to her as "Teacher", and during their fight Beatrice praises Virgilia when she deflects Beatrice's attacks from the "Shoulder Towers". Though Beatrice isn't against insulting and mocking Virgilia when wanting to. Virgilia repeatedly states her disappointment with how Beatrice has chosen to use her powers as Endless Witch. When talking about Beatrice, Virgilia always calls Beatrice "that child/that girl", which somewhat emphasises the latter's childishness and their mother/daughter-like relationship.

Battler Ushiromiya[]

Virgilia acts as Battler's advisor against the witch side starting in Banquet of the Golden Witch. Though he remarks on the irony of getting a witch's help to deny witches, Battler takes Virgilia's advice to heart and is able to move forward with his reasoning. Even though Virgilia betrays Battler by revealing she was on Beato's side all along at the end of Banquet, she still continues to give him advice in End of the Golden Witch.

Role in the Story[]

Banquet of the Golden Witch[]

Virgilia is first introduced in the prologue, where she offers to teach a young Beatrice how to use the Endless Magic.

Once the game starts, Beatrice sets out to claim victims for the first twilight and discovers that Kumasawa was actually Virgilia. Virgilia shows disappointment that Beatrice is using her powers for murder and engages in a duel with her. After a fantastical fight, it seems like Virgilia has won and prepares to return Beatrice to her original form, however it is revealed that Beato had killed Virgilia before the fight even started, swiftly reviving her and pretending to fight. Virgilia soon dies and Beato heals her wounds.

Afterwards, Virgilia arrives in the Meta-World and helps Battler overcome his mental blocks, acting as an advisor for him. She teaches him about the concept of Schrodinger's Cat Box and helps him understand that there are magic explanations and realistic explanations for the murders on Rokkenjima.

At the very end of the chapter, it is revealed that Virgilia wasn't on Battler's side at all, rather tricking him in accordance with Beatrice's "North Wind and the Sun" strategy and almost gets Battler to sign his own demise at the Golden Land.

Alliance of the Golden Witch[]

Virgilia is summoned by Kinzo along with Gaap, Ronove and the Chiester Sisters Imperial Guard Corps in order to assist with Beatrice's resurrection ceremony. Virgilia receives the task of watching the prisoners in Kuwadorian, who are to be victims of the subsequent twilights.

Virgilia summons several goats to act as guards which are soon taken away by Gaap. The prisoners use this opportunity to escape and a furious Virgilia tries to hunt them down. She summons several more Goats to engage in a boxing match with Krauss, but she is defeated when one of them falls upon her.

End of the Golden Witch[]

Virgilia appears at the beginning of the chapterin the Golden Land's rose garden, where she combs a catatonic Beatrice's hair. She asks Battler to take back the game board from Bernkastel and Lambdadelta for Beatrice's sake, as Bern's anti-fantasy approach and Lambda's work as the new Game Master have disgraced her game.

After the appearance of the Eiserne Jungfrau and their first defeat, Battler returns to the Golden Land to find Dlanor A. Knox, who greets Virgilia as a friend rather than an enemy due to Virgilia's status as a witch. Virgilia is later forced to witness Beatrice's downfall after she struggles to prove Natsuhi Ushiromiya's innocence against Erika Furudo. She provides Battler with her final Red Truth that Natsuhi isn't the culprit, however it is not enough to prove her innocence.

She later reappears in the ???? scene along with Dlanor in the Golden Land after Battler's unsightly defeat, where they discuss the premise of the Knox Decalogue and Beatrice's motives. This prompts Battler to go back through the tale and solve all the puzzles with a mystery perspective and reach the truth of everything. After Battler resurrects as the new Endless Sorcerer and resumes his battle with Erika, Virgilia reappears alongside all the other fantasy characters who had previously been denied to defeat Erika's theory.

Other Appearances[]

Golden Fantasia[]

Virgilia is a playable character, having story modes with Beatrice, Ronove, Chiester 410, and Ange Ushiromiya.


  • Her name comes from the Divine Comedy character Virgil, who guides Dante through Hell and Purgatory to Beatrice, who is his guide through Heaven.
  • Virgilia was originally a male character named Virgilius, who was to appear in Land of the Golden Witch as an antagonist who saw everything from a different perspective then Battler and would argue against his reasoning. This character was later adapted into End of the Golden Witch as Erika Furudo. Virgilia was added to the revised Episode 3 to help readers keep thinking since most readers had given up on solving the mystery already.[3]
    • Virgilia seems to reference this when naming herself, coming up with the name Virgilius but quickly changing it to Virgilia.[4]
  • Her color swap palette in Golden Fantasia is based on Shinku from Rozen Maiden.
  • In Golden Fantasia, Virgilia has dialogue where she says she's eternally 17. This may be a reference to her voice actress Kikuko Inoue famously claiming to be eternally 17 years old. The reference was later carried over to the side story Angel of 17 Years East Shi-44a.
  • A cosplay outfit of Virgilia is on display at the Übersee-Museum in Bremen, Germany.[5][6]
  • According to Ryukishi07's Twitter posts:
    • Virgilia used to have a human husband.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 07th Expansion All Character Settings Collection
  2. Dawn of the Golden Witch. Chapter 3: True Feelings
  3. Answer to the Golden Witch
  4. Banquet of the Golden Witch Chapter 8: Virgilia
  5. https://www.kreiszeitung.de/lokales/bremen/kabuki-kimono-kinderzimmer-9011396.html
  6. [https://twitter.com/jannik_mihay/status/1111924392525737984 Museum label (translated from German): "Virgilia is a good witch of the sound novel Umineko no naku koro ni (When the Seagulls Cry), that was released 2007 for the PC. It is a mystery story about several cases of murder. The story was very successful and was produced as manga and anime after."
  7. @AlizzzzilA: "Good morning, master! Virgilia is called Madam, so...she has a husband, right? What kind of person is he?"
    @07th_official: "He was an ordinary Human. He didn't know magic, so he wasn't in a position to introduce himself to other witches...But, even though he didn't understand magic, he was a wonderful husband who throughout his life tried to be the only one who understood me."