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Albert Alain Alkan
アルベールA.A.
Albert Alain Alkan
Real World
Debut: Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star
Theme: Impromptu in Blue
Character Voice: N/A
Heartful Stats
Hatchday: Unknown
Gender: Male
Species: Crow
Occupation: Butler
Also known as
  • The Faceless Triple Ace
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Albert A.A. (picture from official site)

Albert Alain Alkan (アルベールA.A.) is a crow, and Sakuya's personal butler. He is emotionless and obeys all of Sakuya's commands.

His first appearance is in the sequel Holiday Star. He appears briefly in story 1 and the 4th short story is centered around him. There is a possibility that he was named after the French Jewish composer Alkan.

Early LifeEdit

Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday StarEdit

"The Christmas Thieves Attack!"Edit

"Albert's Secret"Edit

Albert is a very efficient butler, and has been with Sakuya since he was a child. Yuuya feels uneasy around him.

His true identity is that of an reputed assassin known as "The Faceless Triple Ace", hired by the mother of the eldest Le Bel child to kill Sakuya. The Le Bels have five children by different mothers, and Sakuya the youngest was heavily favoured by his father to be the successor, causing much jealousy.

Before Albert could make his move however, another assassin attacked the young Sakuya in the library one day. Albert slit the assassin's throat. The reasoning was that he couldn't fulfill his contract if Sakuya was dead.

However, he found that this assassin was hired by his client as well. That violated the contract he had with her, so he terminated it and was about to leave when young Sakuya spoke up. Sakuya wanted to hire him.

Sakuya wanted to keep an eye on him because Albert could be easily rehired to attack Sakuya again. However, Albert would not allow himself to be hired as a bodyguard or as a butler.

So Sakuya made a ridiculously dangerous offer - he's hiring Albert as an assassin. The target? Sakuya himself. The condition was that until Sakuya gave the signal, Albert was not to carry out the assassination. Meanwhile, the crow was to stay as Sakuya's butler. Of course, Sakuya would never give the signal.

Yuuya never knew of this arrangement until he discovered that Albert was an assassin through Leone. He misunderstood Albert's actions as dangerous towards Sakuya when the crow was simply attempting to catch Miru and Kaku as they sneak into the mansion to use the Le Bels' posh bathroom.

Physical DescriptionEdit

Personality and TraitsEdit

"He had probably thrown away whatever emotion he was born with long ago. He followed his own rules with the utmost perfection, and beyond that, nothing."
Sakuya Le Bel Shirogane on Albert[src]

RelationshipsEdit

Sakuya Le Bel ShiroganeEdit

"If someone else in the mansion were to make an attempt on my life he would protect me with his own. After all, he can’t kill me if I’m already dead."
Sakuya Le Bel Shirogane[src]

Yuuya SakazakiEdit

"I don’t like you, Albert... But if you do end up hurting him, I’ll hunt you to the ends of the earth and back. Remember that."
Yuuya Sakazaki[src]

EtymologyEdit

Albert comes from the Germanic name Adalbert, which was composed of the elements adal "noble" and beraht "bright". In Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star, Albert's name is written using the katakana ア (a) ル (ru) ベー () ル (ru).

Alain

Alkan

TriviaEdit

  • There is a possibility that he was named after the French Jewish composer Alkan.
  • Due to his bird form as a crow, being the butler of high-nobility, and his dangerous background, it can be assumed that he was based off one of the main characters in the famous manga-series Kuroshitsuji by Yana Toboso.
    • The story of Kuroshitsuji revolves around a young English noble who signs a contract with a demon in exchange for his soul. Abiding by the contract, the demon then remains by his new master's side to fulfill his part, assuming the form of a butler.
    • The protagonist, Hiyoko Tosaka, indirectly referenced Kuroshitsuji in the first episode of Holiday Star when she remarked that "Black Butlers always have what you need."

GalleryEdit

Notes and ReferencesEdit

  1. http://moa810.deviantart.com/art/Hatovent-17-Albert-509129843
  2. http://hatoking.com/blog/scrap-hatoful
  3. http://twitpic.com/photos/moa810
Characters

Protagonist

Hiyoko Tosaka

Main

Anghel Higure · Kazuaki Nanaki · Nageki Fujishiro · Okosan · Ryouta Kawara

Sakuya Le Bel Shirogane · Shuu Iwamine · Yuuya Sakazaki

Characters

Albert Alain Alkan · Azami Koshiba · Hitori Uzune · Hoppe · Kanta · Kenzaburou Urushihara · Leone JB · Mino Ichijou · Miru & Kaku · Momo · Ousama · Pyonpyon · Rabu · Ryuuji Kawara · Tohri Nishikikouji


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