- "Hey Mother, praise me. I've defeated the evil witch."
Gretel was a girl kidnapped and raised by Eve and Adam Moonlit, and the twin sister of Hänsel. Born as part of Project 'Ma', the newborn twins were taken by their mother, Meta Salmhofer, to Held's Forest and raised by the Moonlit Family after Eve killed Meta. After being abandoned in the forest during a famine, Hänsel and Gretel murdered their foster parents and split Eve's Original Sin into the vessels of sin.
- 1 History
- 2 Personality and Traits
- 3 Skills and Abilities
- 4 Character Connections
- 5 Trivia
- 6 Gallery
- 7 Appearances
- 8 References
Gretel was born along with her twin brother, Hänsel, on December 27, EC 0 in the royal institute in Magic Kingdom Levianta as part of Project 'Ma'. After being birthed by her mother, Meta Salmhofer, Gretel and her brother were placed in a life suport system, due to having problems breathing on thier own. Celebrated by the people of the Magic Kingdom, their births marked the first year of the new Evillious Calendar. Five days after their birth, when Pale Noël launched an attack on the research institute with the remnants of Apocalypse, Gretel and her brother were taken by Meta from the laboratory as she fled with Pale. When Seth Twiright used a gas derived from the brainwashing drug Venom to capture the fugitives, Pale collapsed, but the twins and their mother remained unaffected. Escaping into the night, they fled to Elphegort, Meta hiding with her children in Held's Forest.
One night, on a stroll through the forest after a year of being hidden by Meta, she settled them near a tree and left them. Soon after, she and Hänsel were discovered by Eve Moonlit. The witch took the infants and fled through the forest, killing Meta during her pursuit. After Eve showed the children to her husband, Adam, the woodcutter couple adopted the newly orphaned babies and raised them as their own. Secretly knowing the two weren't their real parents, Gretel caused tons of mischief for them over the years, scolded by her mother each time.
In EC 013, fragments of the Levia-Behemo dragon descended upon the twins as two lights and fused with their bodies. A few months later, in EC 014, Gretel and her brother were led by their parents deep into the forest on a moonlit night following a famine in Elphegort resulting from the Levianta Catastrophe.
Despite questioning their parents on where they were going, the twins received no answers, continuing to be lead deeper into the forest. Eventually, Gretel and her brother realized that they would be lost if they continued on the path and were soon after abandoned by their parents to die. Seemingly betrayed, Gretel and her brother concluded their parents were actually a wicked witch and her henchman that had tricked them.
Using the glass bottle full of moonlight, the two lit their path as they wandered. At last, Gretel and Hänsel arrived back home, recognizing it as the "witch's house". The twins then murdered the "witch" and her "henchman".
Watching the "witch" burn to ashes in the oven, they witnessed her body become the embodiment of her Original Sin. Splitting it into seven fragments, the twins also performed a Re_birthday, remaking the six spirits of the earthlings into Demons of Sin. Housing each demon inside a household object, the two thus created the vessels of sin. Afterward, they scattered the vessels across the world. Gretel and her brother then slept in the witch's house before deciding to go out and search for their "real" mother and father.
Main Article: Arte
- "Do you know Arte and Pollo's true identities? Are they your minions?"
"No. It's a bit difficult for me to describe. They're Hänsel and Gretel— reincarnations of friends of mine, or parents or kids."
- ―Banica Conchita and Vlad Tuberci[src]
Following her death, Gretel and her brother reincarnated as the twins Arte and Pollo in the Beelzenian Empire in EC 298. Losing their parents at a young age, the twins became servants to the Conchita Family and became obsessively loyal attendants to Banica Conchita. After finding and keeping the wine glass vessel of sin, the two presented it to their dying master in July of EC 323 as a means to save Banica from her eventual fate of overeating.
Once the Duke forged a contract with the Demon of Gluttony, the two supported "Evil Food Eater Conchita" as she began indulging in increasingly disgusting foods, killing any staff that opposed the feudal lord on her orders. Banica later gave Arte command of her undead horde guarding the Conchita Mansion and the maid freely used the glass to control the corpse soldiers for her master. Arte was later killed and devoured by Banica around August of EC 325.
Main Article: Ney Phutapie
- "This isn't Ney. She is Gretel. The girl who was originally supposed to be born with the name of 'Riliane'. A pitiful girl who took on a different form, led a different life, thanks to a twisted fate."
- ―The Demon of Gluttony, Banica Conchita[src]
In EC 482, Gretel reincarnated as Ney Marlon, the illegitimate daughter of Queen Prim Marlon of the Kingdom of Marlon and King Arth I of the Kingdom of Lucifenia. Discarded by her mother to hide her infidelity, Ney was raised and experimented on by Prim's court mage Abyss I.R. Becoming obsessed with pleasing her mother, Ney infiltrated the Kingdom of Lucifenia as a spy, and, feigning amnesia, was adopted by Head Maid Mariam Phutapie of the Three Heroes.
Ney was eventually hired as a maid at the royal palace, where she worked to undermine the reign of Princess Riliane Lucifen d'Autriche. During the Lucifenian Revolution of EC 500, Ney killed her adoptive mother before returning to Queen Dowager Prim in Marlon. Made the commander of the Special Maneuvers Task Force, Ney assisted her half-brother King Kyle in his Witch Hunt. Later given the Glass of Conchita by Abyss I.R., Ney took command of Retasan Fortress and revived undead hordes for Marlon's Beelzenian campaign in EC 505.
Forced to retreat, the assassin returned to her mother in Marlon and joined her at Castle Hedgehog while building up their undead forces in preparation for Kyle's retaliation against them. During the ensuing battle, Ney's sanity snapped, causing her to kill Prim before wildly attacking Kyle and completely submitting to the Demon of Gluttony. After being subdued and captured, she was killed by Abyss I.R. at Lioness Castle.
Servant to the Glass
- "Foolish girl. You will never be reborn again. I will take in your soul, and you will become an incarnation of myself. As a cornerstone that I may become 'Master of the Graveyard'."
- ―Banica to the ignorant "Ney"[src]
Afterwards, Gretel's soul was merged with the Glass of Conchita and her memory of her past lives reawakened; Gretel immediately returned to serving the new Demon of Gluttony, Banica, learning about her master's ambition to find the Grave Yard where the technology of the Second Period was located to become the Master of the Graveyard and devour the world. Two weeks later, the two watched Abyss I.R. battle Germaine Avadonia and Yukina Freezis. When Abyss suddenly attempted to use the Marlon Spoon against Riliane, the remorseful "Ney" used the Demon of Gluttony's power to cancel out the Demon of Greed's magic, saving the princess and leading to the mage's defeat.
Possessing Her Twin
- "Leave it. All. To me."
After Irina Clockworker reclaimed the Glass of Conchita and changed her identity to "Julia Abelard", she stored the vessel in her mansion's treasury in Rolled, Lucifenia. In EC 603, Gretel awoke to see Lemy Abelard examining the glass. Upon him touching its surface, her spirit possessed him and forged a contract between him and Banica. Reading through his memories, Gretel confirmed the adopted Lemy was a reincarnation of Hänsel before the boy passed out.
Not long after Lemy awoke, Gretel was finally was able to speak with him, introducing herself as "Ney" and claiming she was another him; she then explained the situation, that only he could hear her voice and that they were now inseparable since his touching the wine glass. Afterward, Gretel watched Lemy live out his daily life as Julia's adopted son, occasionally speaking with him. Sometime after the boy was given the Glass of Conchita as a present for his eighth birthday by Julia, the two of them had a conversation about Julia as a mother, with Gretel trying to caution Lemy that she intended to use him, to no avail.
While Julia and Lemy ate dinner at home on August 17, EC 609, Gretel heard Julia tell Lemy about her presidential inauguration ceremony the next day, noting there would be an after party at the Lucifenian Palace and that his friend Rin Chan was scheduled to sing there. After Lemy attended the inauguration speech in Milanais Square the next day, he returned to the Abelard estate. Gretel chided him into attending the after-party, talking to him about the "Lucifenian Royal Palace" where it was being held once he arrived.
She directed him through the palace where he was greeted by Bruno Marlon, and she was present while Lemy and Bruno discussed Rin Chan and the shady reputation of her manager, Ton Corpa. After Lemy's repeated failure to meet with Rin in the wake of her retreat into the Corpa Mansion due to a lip-syncing scandal, Gretel implored him to force his way inside the mansion in early October of that year. Learning that the Cirque de Lune would be tented on the grounds of Corpa's mansion before their performance on October 10, she had Lemy disguise himself as a member of the circus to sneak into the estate grounds and infiltrate the mansion when everyone was asleep.
Before he left, she also removed the golden key vessel of sin from Julia's treasury and put it in Lemy's pocket to help with the infiltration. Inside the mansion, the two were able to locate Rin's room; finding it locked, Gretel directed Lemy to use Grim the End to open it. Shortly after, Rin revealed Ton's plans to kill her, after having murdered the singer she lip-synced to; Gretel then watched the man himself appear to confront the pair. When Lemy failed to intimidate him, she took full control of his body for a brief period, swiftly disarming Corpa of his knife and stabbing him in the back with it.
- "I told you to shut up, Ney!"
"Are you and "Ney" in a fight, Lemy?"
"—No, it's nothing."
- ―Lemy and Julia[src]
After Lemy escaped with Rin to his "aunt" Mayrana's mansion in Calgaround, they were intercepted by Julia and brought back home alone. Gretel watched Julia reveal her position as leader of Père Noël to the boy and coax him into helping her "correct" the world as the criminal organization's assassin, Fifth Pierrot, with the skill he demonstrated killing Ton. Gretel remained negative of the boy's involvement, though Lemy was convinced by Julia that he belonged in the role.
After another rebuke from the boy for her doubts, Gretel silently listened to Julia assign him his first mission to hunt for the traitorous Seventh Magician hiding in Rolled. Over the following months, Gretel watched while Lemy murdered random prostitutes throughout Rolled in search of Seventh Magician. After he had murdered his eighth prostitute, she again cautioned Lemy that he was being manipulated, relating to him a tale of her time as Ney, brainwashed by her mother, though under the guise of it merely being a girl she "knew". When this story only angered Lemy, Gretel changed the topic to his enjoyment of killing, although again failing to get through to him.
When Lemy went to investigate the brothel on 7th Block on February 11, EC 610, Gretel watched while the brothel owner led the boy to Isabel Ismael; she then witnessed him confirm Isabel was Seventh Magician before attempting to slay her. After he was brainwashed by Yuzette's Lust spell, Gretel took over, stabbing Yuzette and taunting her as she perished. She then returned control to Lemy, noting as he collected his knife and the Venom Sword.
When the boy began to leave, she urged him to kill off the brothel owner as well so as to leave no witnesses he was there. Despite his reluctance, he prepared to do so, only for Gretel to recognize the owner as Elluka Clockworker and stop him, explaining when asked that she knew her. Elluka promised to keep Fifth Pierrot's murder of Seventh Magician a secret in exchange for a meeting with Julia, introducing herself as Third Sleep Princess. Despite Gretel's insistence that she was lying about her identity, Lemy agreed to the deal.
Gretel observed Julia and Lemy's meeting with Elluka at the brothel two days later, listening to the "Sleep Princess" claim that she took over Elluka's body when the mage attempted to use the Swap Technique to destroy her. After she proved she could use Eve's powerful hypnosis, both her and Gumillia were recruited into Père Noël as the new Seventh Magician and Eighth Sniper. Elluka suggested "Ney" be the new Fourth Shadow, though Gretel found it frivolous.
New Père Noël
- "It's just great. The guy's trying to be with both of his fake mothers. In the end, he'll be coming here. And then he'll remember everything."
- ―Gretel to Banica[src]
Over the following months, Gretel rarely spoke up to Lemy. After the boy was assigned by Bruno Marlon to assassinate Nob Nicole during a diplomatic meeting, Gretel watched as the job was complicated by a pair of Justea investigators who barged in during the meeting, revealing Bruno's plot and his secret identity as the fugitive Kaidor Blankenheim. As Julia signaled Lemy to kill Bruno, Gretel spoke up and suggested Julia was sacrificing him as well as Bruno. Lemy quickly was paralyzed with indecision, and the two watched Bruno be arrested and taken away.
At night on September 9, Julia sent Lemy to an inn on 12th block while she dealt with persons looking into her connection with Bruno, and Gretel noted that this was out of fear that he'd leak information related to Père Noël. Soon after, Seventh Magician came in with Eighth Sniper and Gretel listened to the mage offer Lemy a chance to escape from the criminal organization with her before it completely fell apart. As she commented on Elluka's warnings, Gretel learned that she could hear her voice as well and again argued that she wasn't the real "Sleep Princess". Elluka once more pressed her offer to Lemy, and then left.
Afterward, Gretel returned to the dimension in the Glass of Conchita while Lemy slept that night and reported what had been transpiring to Banica. When Banica suggested Gretel teach Lemy how to use the corpse soldiers, one of the powers granted by the glass, Gretel refused on the grounds of his stupidity. Further into the conversation, they noticed Lemy's soul watching them. Thereafter, Gretel continued watching Lemy's day-to-day actions, including relaying Elluka and Gumillia's treachery to Julia. They continued to bicker about Julia's true nature, until Lemy told her to be quiet.
From then on, Gretel merely observed as he restarted his nightly murders of persons opposing Julia. After Lemy was shot through the heart by Gumillia on December 26 and subsequently buried, Gretel waited underground with the "corpse" until Julia put the Glass of Conchita and a folded pair of clothes by his grave around a month later. After Julia left for her planned duel with Elluka and Gumillia at Pale Noël's tomb in Elphegort, Banica decided they'd use the opportunity to get close to Elluka and lead Lemy there to help his "mother" with her battle.
Duel of Merrigod Plateau
- "Give up, Gumillia. The person contracted to the Demon of Gluttony is able to obtain especially strong recovery powers. Showing off your gun at Lemy is meaningless!"
Around 2:00 AM the next morning, after Banica healed his fatal injury, Gretel woke Lemy. Once the boy dug himself out of his grave, Gretel explained to him how he was still alive, realizing in the course of the conversation that he still had not remembered anything of his past lives. She then hurried him to change clothes and bring the glass. After the Demon of Gluttony led Lemy to Julia's location at Merrigod Plateau's Apocalypse Cliff, Gretel warned Lemy that Julia was likely engaging Seventh Magician and Eighth Sniper within the tomb, leading him onward. Once they reached the cave entrance, she urged him inside.
As Lemy entered the glowing moss-covered cavern and approached the main chamber, Gretel commented on the blue fire that emerged from the chamber and ended up explaining how his mother Julia was a mage that specialized in it. He then entered the main chamber and joined his mother in facing Elluka and Gumillia, being healed quickly by Banica's power as Gumillia attempted to kill him again. Gretel and Banica watched while the four battled one another for the next two hours.
After Gumillia used Grim the End to finally kill Lemy, Banica brought Lemy's soul into the wine glass to join them. After he awoke, Gretel welcomed her brother back; afterwards, Lemy regained enough of his memories to recognize Gretel as "Arte" and himself as "Pollo". Gretel then praised him for fulfilling his mission of getting close to Elluka. As Banica opened a dimensional portal to the outside world again, Gretel set out their breakfast and the three dined together. They then watched Julia discard her human and self-destruct her red cat body with Black Box Type S, dragging everyone caught in the blast into Seventh Magician's inner psychological world.
When Irina Clockworker, Gumillia, Eve Moonlit, Levia, and Behemo confronted one another in the mental world, Gretel watched Banica enter from the outside and interrupt the duel, threatening all of them with the Worldeater. After the resulting blast caused the souls of Irina, Levia, and Eve to fuse into Ma, Banica returned and Gretel saw Pollo sulking in the corner of the glass world over his master's near murder of his former adoptive mother.
After bringing Banica her next collection of meals later that day, Gretel ate with her master and they discussed the outcome of the duel. Banica later changed the topic to their search to find the Grave Yard, Gretel discussing with her how they couldn't presently leave the glass and Banica agreeing they would need to find a new contractor. Afterward, she thanked Gretel for the delicious meal and Gretel continued to serve her as always.
- "Well then, I shall tell it to you. The woman who tried to devour all of the food in this world—and, in the end, even herself. –The story of the Evil Food Eater, Banica Conchita."
- ―Gretel to Gallerian[src]
At some point, Gretel awakened, given a physical body by a fellow servant of Banica, Lich Arklow. She then began working as the Graveyard restaurant's waitron in Levianta, alongside another fellow servant Eater Sabella, who worked as the restaurant's chef. In EC 978, "Waiter" welcomed a new customer. Using the customer's choice of red wine as an aperitif to introduce him to Blood Grave and the story of Banica Conchita, Waiter asked if he wanted to hear it, learning that he had come there for that express purpose.
Waiter then told Gallerian the story of Banica in between serving him meals from the restaurant's pre-set menu, and afterwards describing the aftermath of Banica's apostasy and Beelzenia's decline. Suddenly, after Waiter asked for hard cash as payment for the meal, the customer revealed himself to be Gallerian Marlon, director of the USE Dark Star Bureau. Waiter was then arrested by the police for the restaurant's lack of a business license among other apparent violations. Noticing that Lich and Eater were missing, the exasperated Waiter reiterated she didn't know anything and wasn't the owner.
Later on, the girl was tried by Gallerian for the restaurant's lack of business permit, tax evasion and serving of dubious dishes. Waiter insisted she wasn't related to the management, and angrily yelled at him to pay his bill. Ignored, she was sentenced to six months of penal servitude. After being released from jail, she went missing. After Evil's Theater was built in EC 982, rumors arose that she had been spotted with Ma in the Millennium Tree Forest.
- "Search, search, search for her left, right or below; find the holder of all keys, the Master of the Hellish Yard."
- ―The Servants following Ma's "testimony"[src]
Once Banica awakened as Master of the Graveyard, Gretel and her twin became the "Servants" and continued to serve her; they did this by tearing apart any intruders to Evil's Theater, killing them and serving them as meals to their master. Gretel later met Postman and got along with her; learning that Postman was unable to express any emotion or will because her body was broken, Gretel gave Postman her own physical body and had Lich make her a new one.
Gammon Octo later encountered and escaped from the servants, and they attended his trial for him by the Master of the Court. Although calling for Gammon's execution, they were forced to comply when Postman, now Waiter, recruited him as a choreman. When Gammon submitted a "motion" to review the script regarding his vision for the Director Doll's utopia, the Servants attended the faux hearing but largely ignored the prophecy.
In EC 998, the Servants attended the "trial" meeting called by the Master of the Court as they searched for the vessel of Wrath. After Ma claimed the last vessel was in the hands of the Master of the Hellish Yard, the Servants frantically ordered everyone to look for her. The Servants were later killed in the destruction of the world the following year.
After the Third Period's destruction and subsequent merging with the Hellish Yard in EC 999, Gretel and her twin joined Banica at the Conchita Mansion in Gasto, cooking and serving her desired meals in their forms as Arte and Pollo.
When Tasan Party soldiers arrived with a Black Box, Gretel and Hänsel captured and interrogated a soldier about Evil's Theater under Banica's orders. After reporting their findings to Banica, Gretel and the other servants accompanied her to Evil's Theater; the twins later escaped the theater with Lich when Ma absorbed Banica. Resting under a tree, Gretel watched as the confrontation between Allen, Nemesis and Ma carried out. Hearing Michaela sing the Clockwork Lullaby, Gretel discussed the lullaby and Michaela with Lich before taking part herself.
After Ma was defeated, Arte accompanied Banica, Pollo and Eater to the Grave Yard as part of their preparation to journey to a parallel world, leaving Lich behind when they couldn't find him. Once they returned, Arte and Pollo were approached by Lich with Ron in tow and asked to undo their curse on him; not remembering they had cast it to begin with, she discussed it with her twin.
After Lich made Arte a new body, she and Pollo were tasked by Seth to clean out the second floor of Evil's Theater II, which had his belongings. While cleaning, the two discovered akashic records and played them on a jukebox, although stopping after they were called upstairs by Banica. Soon after, she accompanied Banica and the rest of her servants to the parallel world, serving her. During the trip, the ship malfunctioned and threatened to crash, only for all of them to survive the ordeal.
Centuries after Gretel's death, Nemesis Sudou began hearing the voices of Gretel and her twin, telling her repeatedly how she had been abandoned by her mother, Ma. Ma wrote several screenplays involving Hänsel and Gretel and adapted them into films. While watching the films with an intruder to Evil's Theater, Ma playfully questioned their existence, citing they seemed to be hidden so well by their parents that there were no recorded documents of them in existence.
While reflecting on the "motions" of the Master of the Court, Gammon Octo noted how Hänsel's reincarnation as Lemy was uncharacteristically born without a Gretel counterpart. Gammon also wondered what became of the twins, questioning if they needed to ask the Master of the Hellish Yard to find an answer.
Personality and Traits
- "…I’m sorry, about Michae…Oh no, no I can’t do it. It’s nothing. It’s just not in my character."
- ―Gretel unable to apologize[src]
Gretel was a haughty and devious girl, as well as bossy with her inferiors. Self-centered and unapologetic to the core, the girl typically acted as she pleased, unconcerned with who else suffered at her expense and critical toward practically anyone who criticized her. Compounding this, she could be very sarcastic and was quick to insult others. This was especially true of her treatement towards her twin brother, Hänsel; despite this, she still had some faith in her brother and at times relied on him.
Being a HER, Gretel was also rather malicious, playing pranks on her false family as a child and later happily committing murder. Following her reincarnation as Arte, Gretel became wholly devoted to Banica Conchita, serving her demonic lord in whatever she needed and acting uncharacteristically humble, albeit relatively casual, when conversing with her.
Likewise, after her reincarnation as Ney Marlon, the girl was extremely wary of Irina Clockworker and her manipulative ways, considering her a dangerous threat. Conversely, the girl acted uncharacteristically nervous with Allen Avadonia, struggling to express herself and even feeling guilty about some of her past crimes toward her previous incarnation's half-brother. However, she was still unable to break her arrogant behavior and actually apologize for her actions, though helping Allen as best she could in other ways.
Skills and Abilities
Due to being designed after Levia of Levia-Behemo, Gretel was an imperfect copy of one of the dragon gods. Gretel also showed some other magical capabilities, as she was able to split the Original Sin into seven pieces and scatter them across the world.
Gretel was able to reincarnate, her soul fated to be reborn in an identical body every few centuries, typically with her reincarnated brother as a twin. However, if either of the girl's fated parents had children with someone else before her intended birth, Gretel could instead incarnate as one of those children instead or not incarnate in that particular reincarnation cycle at all.
After becoming a familiar to the Demon of Gluttony, Gretel was able to possess others on her master's behalf, allowing her to act in the same capacity as the demon herself for her contractors. However, this also meant she shared her master's weaknesses, unable to manifest her spirit and move freely outside conceptual worlds due to the Third Period's rules. Possessing the combined experience of all her reincarnations, Gretel was extremely skilled in assassination, espionage, cooking and menial service. These abilities made her fit to continue acting as Banica's maid and adviser. After her awakening, Gretel once again had a physical body; as one of the Servants, she was capable of wielding a knife to great effect, able to kill most of the intruders to Evil's Theater and serve them as meals to Banica.
Meta Salmhofer: Gretel's real mother. Gretel didn't remember Meta, growing up in Eve's care, but she later expressed a wish to find her "real" mother after Adam and Eve were dead. She passed on a fanatic loyalty to Meta to most of her reincarnations, showing this loyalty to all her mother figures and people resembling her.
Eve Moonlit: Gretel's foster mother. While initially considering Eve her mother, at some point Gretel realized she was not her true mother and was resentful of this, causing her foster mother trouble and acting out as a form of punishment. She later was convinced Eve was a wicked witch after she and Hänsel were abandoned by her. Delighting in her accomplishment after killing Eve, Gretel later considered her to be a pretentious and troublesome woman.
Adam Moonlit: Gretel's foster father. Gretel grew up thinking of Adam as her father, however she became convinced he was the wicked henchman of a witch after she and Hänsel were abandoned by him and delighted in bringing about his death. She appeared to have strong lingering resentment towards the man for abandoning she and Hänsel to starvation.
Hänsel: Gretel's twin brother. Gretel loved her brother and was always beside him if she could help it, taking comfort from holding his hand and helping him defeat the witch and henchman. She also acted as Hänsel's voice of reason, telling him the truth of what he heard and saw after their foster parents were dead. She stayed with him after Eve's death and would usually be by his side in their reincarnations.
Arte: One of Gretel's reincarnations. Gretel passed on her appearance and soul to Arte's, and with it she passed on her loyalty to anyone resembling Meta, such as Banica.
Ney Phutapie: One of Gretel's reincarnations. Gretel passed on her soul to Ney, and with it she passed on her loyalty to her mother figures, such as Prim.
Lilith Baldured: A fellow resident of Evil's Theater and Gretel's friend. Getting along with her during their time together, Gretel eventually gave Lilith her own body in order to restore her will.
Conceptualization and Origin
- Gretel is inspired by the character from the Brothers Grimm's tale "Hänsel & Gretel".
- In the original story, Gretel is depicted as a gluttonous child, strengthening her link with the Demon of Gluttony.
- Gretel shares the same birthday (December 27) with her Vocaloid.
- The Servants' attire is reminiscent of the clothes of their original incarnations, Hänsel and Gretel; their role to their master is similar to that of Arte and Pollo to Banica Conchita.
- In the Capriccio Farce PV, the Servants' cry to search for the Golden Key is complemented with a small commentary, "That idiot's up above", explaining their reasoning for not searching there.
- According to mothy in a Q&A, Hänsel and Gretel's memories fade more and more with each reincarnation.
- In the same Q&A, he revealed that Hänsel and Gretel had enough combat power to take on a demonically-transformed Sateriasis.