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Vincent Vollachia (ヴィンセント・ヴォラキア), currently known as Vincent Abellux (ヴィンセント・アベルクス) was the 77th Emperor of the Vollachia Empire, until he was forced to step down and flee the Imperial Capital.

Vincent played a pivotal role in Re:Zero Ex Novel 4 and Re:Zero Ex Novel 5 as well as being mentioned a couple of times during the events of the first 6 Arcs. He formally debuted in Arc 7. As of Arc 7, Vincent has resorted back to using his original name Vincent Abellux and is on a mission to regain his place as the Emperor of the Vollachian Empire, asking Subaru to help him on his journey.

Currently, Vincent is being accompanied by Subaru, Al, Medium, Taritta and Louis Arneb to the Demon City of Chaosflame, in order to prevent 7th ranking Divine General Yorna Mishigure to join the enemy's side.

Appearance

Vincent is a young and very handsome man in his early to mid twenties. He has relatively short black hair and almond-shaped brown eyes which emit an aura of high intelligence. With a pale complexion, he gives off a sense of fragility if one was to quickly glance at him but when in his presence, Vincent's charisma emits an overpowering sense of dread and power that makes even the finest of soldiers cower in fear. As noted by Subaru, when first laying eyes on him, one cannot help but to feel like kneeling down before him.

As a (now former) Vollachian Emperor, Vincent is dressed in a long, primarily red and elegant coat with its collar and the front edges being black. The coat's edges are gold in colour, just like the buttons on the front and on the coat's sleeves. On its left side, there's an insignia which has a defiant wolf impaled by swords, which is also the Empire of Vollachia's coat of arms. Underneath his coat, Vincent can be seen wearing a grey tuxedo and underneath that, a white long-sleeved shirt can clearly be visible. Vincent does not wear any special ornaments or jewelry as he doesn't seem to like being seen as ostentatious. Finally, there's a bunch of black feathers on his left shoulder, similarly to what Stride Vollachia was shown to wear.

When he and Subaru first met at the start of Arc 7, Vincent covered his face with a rag, concealing his face and identity. Only his dark brown eyes were visible. Upon removing the rag and revealing his identity to Subaru, he donned a mask that resembled a oni.

Personality

Vincent is shown to be extremely prideful. He is shown to be cold and has little superficial compassion and mercy for the people who haven't earned it, but despite that, one cannot call him a bad leader as he's loved by some and feared by a majority of his subjects. Even when visibly worn out, wounded and on death's door, his people bowed their heads and knelled before him and no one dared to look at him with even a hint of pity or any other negative emotion.[1] Perhaps one of his most important virtues is his rationality and his ability to make very quick decisions which almost always turn out in his favour, no matter the odds. He's always multiple steps ahead of his foes and allies; Vincent is the embodiment of the way of life in the Empire of Vollachia.[2] As mentioned above, Vincent is very cold and lacks unnecessary compassion for his soldiers as in Vollachia, everything and everyone is owned by the Emperor. Despite the overwhelming political power he has, he's very resourceful and does not treat people's lives as possessions. Having said that, he had no problems in ordering one of his guards to chop off his own head.[3] (despite Balleroy Temeglyph later explaining how the knight would not have left the hall with his life as he showed weakness which strictly goes against the core teachings of Vollachian Empire). Having said that, Vincent strongly believes in rewarding or punishing people for their deeds. Everyone should give their all, and be treated accordingly. More than 8 years after being a crucial benefactor in squashing the Ginunhive's Gladiator uprising, Vincent swore to reward Al for his outstanding work all those years ago[4].

He's shown to be extremely smart and capable of making the entire Empire dance in the palm of his hand. He's easily able to manipulate people, even those who are a cut above others in intelligence. At the end of the Imperial Diplomacy of Bloodshed, it's revealed that Vincent stood behind the coup itself, tricking the Viscount, Prime Minister, the Divine Generals, the Lugnican diplomats and the whole Vollachian Army into an elaborate and stretched-out plan all for the sake of signing the non-aggression pact with the Kingdom of Lugnica, as he had no desire to start a war but due to the Empire's age-old teachings, he couldn't allow himself to hastily accept the treaty.[5]

As expected from an Emperor, Vincent knows his way with words, even being capable of outsmarting Miklotov McMahon in a verbal battle[6] and making a fool out of Bordeaux, deceiving him into thinking he's simply belittling him when in fact, he was just citing a passage from The Guillotine of Magrizza. He's easily capable of manipulating people to fall into his traps, using them for his own goals and plans. He's normally calm but does not shy away from showering his subordinates with insults or straight up ordering them to commit suicide or to not speak a word. Vincent was also noted to emit a strong presence, different from anything Julius Juukulius has ever felt; it was neither joy nor terror but something far more sinister.

Vincent shared a very intimate and friendly relationship with his younger paternal half-sister Prisca Benedict throughout their early life. Vincent was perhaps the only person Priscilla dared to trust. During the Emperor Selection Ceremony, they were forced to kill each other, however, due to Vincent's love for his younger sister, he was unable to bring himself to kill her. He devised a plan to fake her death, giving her a chance to back off and live under a new identity.

History

Around 25 years ago, Drizen Vollachia had 67 children including Prisca Benedict and Vincent Abellux, who were left all around the country in different families. In his younger years, Vincent forged a bond with Prisca and condinued to assist her when needed.

Roughly 7 years before the events of the main story, Drizen Vollachia became incapable of ruling the nation, which was confirmed when he drew the Yang Sword Vollachia and burned to ash in an instant. In the following year, Vincent waged war against his step siblings in an event known as the Emperor Selection Ceremony. Vincent won the Emperor Selection Ceremony by slaughtering every last sibling of his and being the only one remaining, which gave him the right to and rise as the 77th Emperor of the Sacred Vollachia Empire.

Roughly six months before the beginning of the story, Reinhard van Astrea, Julius Juukulius and Ferris escorted Miklotov McMahon and Bordeaux Zellgef on a diplomatic mission to Rupgana, the capital of the Vollachia Empire. They met His Majesty Vincent Vollachia in the Crystal Palace but after an unfortunate turn of events, the trio of knights and the Emperor had to flee to a nearby forest in order to save their lives. Soon after their battle with the Divine Generals who were trying to retrieve the Emperor, the squad realizes that the perpetrators are after Vincent's life. After successfully defeating the traitors who turned out to be Balleroy Temeglyph and Gramdart Holstoy, the Lugnican diplomats manage to secure a non-aggression treaty. On their way back, they come to the conclusion that Vincent was the one who perpetrated the entire coup in order to create a scenario in which he'd be "forced" to sign the pact with the Kingdom of Lugnica.[7]

Abilities

Keen Intellect: Vincent displayed an impressive intellect and capability to come up with complex and interluded plans to outsmart, outplay and win against his opponents. Coupled with extremely strong individuals such as Cecilus Segmunt, Vincent easily won the Imperial Selection Ceremony by outsmarting and slaughtering his enemies, eventually crowning himself as the 77th Emperor of the Vollachia Empire.

Equipment

  • Yang Sword Vollachia (陽剣ヴォラキア Youken Vorakia): As the emperor of Vollachia, Vincent can summon a completely crimson sword known as the Yang Sword Vollachia. The sword appears out of thin air when the user wishes to use it and it cuts and burns whatever the user wishes. It is mentioned by Berstetz Fondalfon that only those who have the necessary qualities for the throne of Vollachia are able to wield the sword.[8]
  • Cloak of Invisibility: During the events of Arc 7, Vincent wore a magical cape that allowed him to temporarily conceal his presence by making himself invisible. This invisibility can be broken by Vincent's sudden movement or breathing.[9] It allowed him to sneak behind Subaru unnoticed as well as avoid the giant Demon Beast snake.
  • Two Rings with the Emperor's Crest: Following his escape from the Crystal Palace, Vincent took two rings with the Emperor's crest with him. Both rings were meteors, with one of them being able to cast fire spells and the other one's effects remaining unknown. The first ring was blown to pieces during the Rite of Blood Subaru and Vincent had to go through in order to gain the Shudrak Clan's trust, and the other ring was destroyed by Vincent during their battle with Arakiya in Guaral, which resulted in the entire room getting flooded by copious amounts of mana which inflicted temporary mana sickness to Arakiya, allowing the group to drive her off.

Trivia

  • Due to always having to be aware of his surroundings in case of an assassination due to his position as a former Emperor, Vincent developed a habit of never blinking with both eyes at the same time.
  • In the past, there were times when Vincent had to dress up as a woman in order to conceal his gender and protect his identity.
  • In the whole history of the Sacred Empire of Vollachia, the eight years spent under Vincent's rule were the most peaceful.

References

  1. "But the citizenry soon recovered, kneeling before the emperor as he walked along at a casual pace. The impulse spread, person by person, until everyone in the vicinity of the main street had come to bow their head or bend their knee." Re:Zero EX Light Novel Volume 4: Diplomacy by Bloodshed. Section 19.
  2. "He had ruthlessly treated his own life as one of the cards he held in his hand. That was Vincent Vollachia's strength; indeed, it was the very ideal of the Vollachian Emperor." Re:Zero EX Light Novel Volume 4: Diplomacy by Bloodshed. Section 21.
  3. "I am compassionate; I shall repeat myself. Take your sword and chop off your own head. Can't you do that?" Re:Zero EX Light Novel Volume 4: Diplomacy by Bloodshed. Section 4.
  4. '"Abel:"I heard that there was a gladiator who laboured on the gladiator island Ginunhive during the uproar immediately after my accession. I also heard that he did not ask for a reward for his work... So that was you, clown." Al:"It was. I'm surprised that it reached the emperor's ears and that he was able to remember it. I'm sure you remember every little thing we said during the trip." Abel:"It was a great deed. ―I will reward you for your service. No matter what."" Arc 7 Chapter 39; Section 3
  5. "Without it, peace with the kingdom could have not been bought." Re:Zero EX Light Novel Volume 4: Diplomacy by Bloodshed. Section 21
  6. "Poorly advised wordplay will do you little good here. Be careful that a slip of the tounge does not sully your reputation in your twilight years." Re:Zero EX Light Novel Volume 4: Diplomacy by Bloodshed. Section 4.
  7. "The emperor didn't actually want a war between the kingdom and the empire. It would have been in his interest to grant the nonaggression pact we were requesting. But... there was a reason he couldn't do so too readily." Re:Zero EX Light Novel Volume 4: Diplomacy by Bloodshed. Section 20.
  8. "Truly, the Yang Sword shines only for those fit to occupy the imperial throne," Re:Zero EX Light Novel Volume 4: Diplomacy by Bloodshed. Section 19.
  9. "That's right. As long as we hold our breaths it shouldn't be able to find us." Arc 7: Chapter 11. Section 3.


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