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❝ Then show me those eyes. Not the eyes of those villagers, who looked as if they’d seen a pile of vomit. Not the old man’s greedy inflamed eyes. That day, those eyes. Those eyes that longed only for me❞ 

                                                                                - Alois Trancy

Difference between Alois and Ciel (as seen by Yana Toboso)

Warning: The following blog post translation contains Yana’s comments on Alois, Claude, Ciel, Sebastian and their feelings for each other. 



(excerpt from Yana Toboso’s blog post from August 13, 2010)

English translation:

Addiction

However many sweet candies ‘he’ gives me, I must not be addicted to 'him’.
Since 'he’ is not a human, but a beast.

“Time, stop! You are so beautiful!”  [*I guess Yana quoted from Goethe’s 'Faust’: “Ah, linger on, thou art so fair!” / “Verweile doch! Du bist so schön!”]


I noticed today’s Friday the 13th. I feel like it was destined that the 7th episode is going to be aired today.
Among all the episodes of season 2, I think this episode is the most “devilish” story.
It does definitely show the ’black’ part of ’Black Butler’, instead of the 'butler’ part.
As butlers both Sebastian and Claude act very kind to their master, but in truth they are just 'devils’ who want to eat their dinner. Egoistic and hopelessly cruel, that’s what 'devils’ are like.
So are human beings, but I think devils have less hestiation to act so.  
In this regard, Sebastian and Claude are the same, even though they might have different principles and aesthitics.
Alois and Ciel are the same as well.
Both of them are egoistic, no-good human beings who gained irregularly huge powers and use them for their own sake.
Neither of them are “poor” nor “good”.
That being said, I think today’s episode shows the contrast between their feelings for the devil very clearly: Addiction on the one hand and rejection on the other hand.


Original text in Japanese:

耽溺

いかに”彼”が甘い砂糖菓子を無限に与えてくれたとしても、”彼”に耽溺してはいけない。" 彼"は、ヒトとは違う獣なのだから。

「時よ止まれ、お前は永遠に美しい」

今日は13日の金曜日なのですね。
今日7話が放映されるのになんとなく運命じみたものを感じます。
黒執事Ⅱのなかで、おそらくもっとも「悪魔っぽい話」なんじゃないかなと思います。
黒執事の「執事」でなく「黒」が表している部分がおもっきり出てきます。
セバスチャンもクロードも、執事として主に甘い顔をしているようで、彼らはご飯を食べたいだけの「悪魔」です。
利己的でどうしようもなく酷いのが「悪魔」ですから。
それはもちろん人間もですけど、ためらいがないのが悪魔かなーと。
セバスチャンもクロードも一緒です。
悪魔も人間と一緒で個体差によって主義の違いはあると思いますが…。
でもどっちも一緒なのはアロイスとシエルも一緒。
どちらも規格外の力を手に入れ、自分のためにその大きな使っている自己中心的で駄目な人間です。
どちらも「かわいそう」でも「いい子」でもありません。
でもその中でも今回はアロイスとシエルの悪魔に対する行動と気持ちの対比が一番色濃く出ている回でもあると思います。
耽溺と、拒絶。


(Blog post from August 14, 2010)

English translation:

Rejection

However many sweet candies 'he’ gives me, I won’t believe in 'him’.
Since 'he’ is not a human, but a beast.

“Time, forward! You are so disgusting.”


I tried to contrast him with Alois. These two are exact oppposite of each other in all aspects.
One does know how nonsensical  it is to accuse demons of betraying and lying, the other one does not know.
One contractor tries to fill in the emptiness in his heart with the help of a demon, whereas the other one rejects the demon in order not to let it take advantage of his emptiness.


Original text in Japanese:

拒絶

どんなに甘い砂糖菓子を与えられても絶対に”彼”を信じない。
”彼”はヒトではない獣なのだから。
「時よ進め、お前は永遠に穢らわしい」

アロイスと対比させてみました。全てが正反対な二人。
「悪魔が裏切った」とか「悪魔が嘘ついた」っていう言葉がいかにおかしな言葉か理解してるか、してないか。
悪魔によって心の隙間を埋めようと求める契約者と、隙間に入り込まれないように拒絶する契約者。