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Overview


Mey-Rin (メイリン, Meirin) is the maid of the Phantomhive household.

Appearance

Mey-Rin is a slim, young woman of medium height. She possesses straight, maroon-red hair which is often tied in high pigtails. She has hazel eyes with an extraordinary vision which she keeps hidden behind a pair of large, thick, and overly round glasses to correct her extreme far-sightedness.

Mey-Rin sports a typical maid's outfit: a midnight blue dress with matching buttons and white pinafore with ruffles around the shoulders. Additionally, she wears brown, knee-high boots, a white frilly cap, and long, black stockings, which are held up by a garter belt.

As a child, Mey-Rin pretended to be a boy. Thus, she had short hair and wore boys' clothes.[9]

Personality

Like the other Phantomhive servants, Mey-Rin has a great deal of respect for—and a slight fear of—Sebastian Michaelis. She also has a sort of crush on Sebastian, as she often blushes and becomes even clumsier in his presence.[10] She is exceedingly loyal to Ciel Phantomhive, and she does her best to please both of them.

Mey-Rin's large, round glasses significantly impair her otherwise outstanding visual acuity, as they prevent her from accurately viewing objects at close-range. Thus, she is very ungainly and maladroit while carrying out her tasks as a maid; she frequently trips, knocks things over, and breaks things. Even so, she deeply treasures her glasses and does not dispose of them because they were given to her by Ciel. According to Sebastian, however, her idiocy is a principal factor behind her ineptitude at chores, not her eyesight.[11]

However, Mey-Rin used to be and still is an incredible sniper due to her extreme far-sightedness. And when she takes on her secret occupation as a professional sniper—by removing her glasses and picking up guns—Mey-Rin reveals her keen and purposeful side, and she is always on-target. Robust, speedy, and vigorous, she can utilize a sniper rifle like a handgun, and she maintains an abundance of rifles on the rooftop of the Phantomhive Manor to reduce reload time.[12]

Mey-Rin claims that she prefers not to use a scope, and in her previous job, her boss stated that being a sniper was the only way to put her far-sightedness to use. As a result, she can wield high-powered rifles, hand-guns, and other firearms.[13] Once she begins working for Ciel, she seems pleased to get to wear skirts and the glasses he purchased for her, which is part of the reason why she does not buy new glasses.[14] Without them, she is able to see great distances clearly, aiding in her ability to be a sniper.

History

Ch158 Jan and Hao are thrown off the roof

Mey-Rin's friends are tossed off the roof.

Mey-Rin and her parents came to England on a tea clipper. However, some time afterward, her parents died in an epidemic, and Mey-Rin was left to live in the streets of a foreign country.

She eventually met Jan and Hao to whom she introduced herself as "Rin." They created a stealing technique based on Mey-Rin's special eyesight: While the boys distracted rich-looking women, she shot down one of their earrings. Hao and Jan quickly grabbed it, and they went to sell it for food. Their method proved to be quite effective and everything went well until they decided to rob a woman in front of the Royal Opera House in 1877:[15] The woman got hurt from Mey-Rin's shot, and her enraged husband ordered his subordinate Haku to go after Jan and Hao who had run away with the woman's earring.[16]

While Mey-Rin waited for Jan and Hao on the rooftop, her friends were caught by Haku, and when he threatened to sell their livers on the black market, they told him about Mey-Rin. Shortly afterward, Jan, Hao, Haku, and his companions went to Mey-Rin. One of the men dangled Jan and Hao from the roof while Haku gave Mey-Rin two choices: If she shot off an earring from an Opera House attendee, she would be spared. If she did not, she and her friends would be tossed off the roof.[17]

Mey-Rin complied and shot off one of the attendees' earrings—much to Haku's amazement. However, he had only promised to spare her, and his companion threw Hao and Jan off the roof.[18] Still shocked and crying, Mey-Rin was taken into Qīng Bāng as their "brother."[19]

Ch44 Mey-Rin's past

Mey-Rin meets Ciel Phantomhive and Sebastian Michaelis.

She was trained to use firearms,[20] and a while after becoming a member of Qīng Bāng, Mey-Rin was assigned to her first mission: to assassinate Yang, a top official of their rivals Gelaohui.[21]

Ten years later, in 1887, Mey-Rin was still operating as an assassin for Qīng Bāng under the nickname "Owl"[22] when Haku gave her the task to hunt down and kill the Queen's Watchdog Ciel Phantomhive.[23]

Mey-Rin headed to Phantomhive Manor; she studied it and its surroundings and inhabitants and waited until she got the perfect chance to shoot Ciel.[24] However when the time came, she missed and had to retreat and rethink.[25] Mey-Rin did not get far enough though as she was caught by Sebastian Michaelis running after her at inhuman speed. At the same time, Sebastian approached her, Mey-Rin's associate Dove attempted to silence her but was promptly taken down by Sebastian. Mey-Rin was then disarmed and brought to the manor.[26]

She was presented to Ciel, and Sebastian suggested to Ciel to hire her as a maid as they were short on staff and her special eye-sight would be very beneficial to them.[27][28] Mey-Rin could not imagine herself to work as a maid and refused.[29] Still, Ciel invited her to eat with him, and upon tasting the warm bread and stew, Mey-Rin broke down and stuffed herself.[30]

Plot

Black Butler Arc

Mey-Rin, Baldroy, Finnian, Tanaka, and Ciel Phantomhive observe the match between Sebastian Michaelis and a martial artist outside Phantomhive Manor. Sebastian vanquishes his opponent, which impresses them. Afterward, Sebastian instructs them to perform their duties.[31] When the Phantomhive servants make a mess prior to and during Chlaus’s visit, Sebastian cleans up after them and rectifies the various issues.[32]

One day, Elizabeth Midford visits and adorns the manor in extravagant furnishings, as well as dresses up the servants.[33] They dance alongside Ciel and Elizabeth.[34]

At one point, the Phantomhive servants attempt to exterminate rats, which have been biting the wires in the manor.[35] Sebastian effortlessly gets rid of the rats.[36] After Ciel is taken by Azzurro Vanel and while Mey-Rin is delivering to Sebastian the ransom letter she has received, a sniper attacks, but fails. Sebastian tells the servants to clean and cook and leaves after declaring that he will return before dinner.[37] Later, Sebastian returns with Ciel, and the servants welcome them home.[38] When the servants discuss the Azzurro Vanel case, Sebastian orders them to do work.[39]

Red Butler Arc

In the morning, Sebastian Michaelis assigns Mey-Rin, Baldroy, and Finnian their individual tasks for the day while Tanaka loiters.[40] When the Phantomhive servants make a mess, Sebastian cleans up after them and rectifies the various issues.[41] After Sebastian discovers that his chocolate statue is missing a head, he and the other Phantomhive servants hunt down Tanaka, assuming he is the culprit, but it is actually Ciel Phantomhive.[42]

When Ciel and Sebastian leave for London, the Phantomhive servants stay behind at Phantomhive Manor.[43]

On December 13, the Phantomhive servants prepare for Ciel’s thirteenth birthday, which coincides with Elizabeth Midford and Francis Midford’s visit. Sebastian redirects Francis away from the disasters the servants inadvertently cause.[44] They all celebrate Ciel’s birthday.[45]

Indian Butler Arc

Mey-Rin, Baldroy, Finnian, and Tanaka frolic in the snow.[46]

Ciel Phantomhive and Sebastian Michaelis bring the Phantomhive servants along to the Phantomhive townhouse in London while they investigate a case. The servants meet Soma Asman Kadar and Agni.[47]

The next day, Agni fulfills household duties on the servants’ behalf, to their astonishment.[48] Later, Agni collaborates with them and gets them to work efficiently.[49]

The servants watch and assist Sebastian in preparing for the curry competition.[50][51] The servants also participate in taste-testing the different curries.[52][53]

The servants accompany Ciel, Sebastian, and Soma to the curry competition.[54] The servants are jubilant when Sebastian’s curry dish garners rave reviews from the judges.[55] Queen Victoria arrives, to their shock, and crowns Sebastian the winner. The servants rejoice.[56]

The servants are pleased when Soma reconciles with Agni and stunned when Queen Victoria refers to Ciel as “boy.”[57] They congratulate Sebastian on his victory[58] and enjoy the view of the evening sun.[59] Soma hugs Ciel and cries over Mina while the servants look on.[60]

The next day, Sebastian assigns Mey-Rin, Baldroy, and Finnian their individual tasks for the day while Tanaka loiters. Agni helps out, as well. The servants voice their appreciation for their current lives at the manor.[61]

The following day, the servants bid farewell to Ciel and Sebastian, who are heading to London to investigate Noah's Ark Circus. Ciel tells them to take care of the manor.[62]

Circus Arc

Ch33 Mey-Rin

Mey-Rin as a sniper.

When the first-tier circus members, except for Snake, Joker, and Doll, invade the Phantomhive Manor, Mey-Rin, Baldroy, and Finnian go on a defensive mode. When Wendy and Peter move in to slice Finnian in half, she kills Wendy with a single shot.[63]

Peter, taking note of the sniper, runs to the western rooftop to take her out. However, due to her exceptional skill in using rifles, he realizes he is outmatched. When he attempts to flee, she shoots him from behind with a shot powerful enough to send him through a window into the Phantomhive Manor, killing him in the process. The sound of the window breaking wakes a sleeping Elizabeth, but Tanaka reassures her that the sound only came from her dreams, further demonstrating the servants' abilities.[64]

Mey-Rin also helps prevent Beast and Dagger from getting very far into the manor by shooting at them through the windows, helping to prevent and control their movements. Baldroy aids in this by informing her of where they seemed to be heading.[65] As a result, she and Finnian are able to chase Beast and Dagger down into the kitchen, where Baldroy ultimately eliminates them both.

Later, when Ciel and Sebastian return to the manor, Mey-Rin, Finnian, and Baldroy are reprimanded for destroying much of the mansion in eliminating the first-tier circus members. They are set to work cleaning up the mess. When Nina Hopkins arrives, she greets Mey-Rin warmly, grabbing her breasts and legs, causing Mey-Rin to blush. Mey-Rin then leads Nina to Ciel upon Nina's request.[66]

Phantomhive Manor Murders Arc

When Charles Grey and Charles Phipps arrive at Phantomhive Manor, Grey immediately begins to attack Baldroy and Mey-Rin. They work together to block him, with Mey-Rin using her hidden guns to attack. However, Grey is exceptionally fast, and rushes past her, cutting the guns with his sword. He then moves to slash her with the sword, but Baldroy intervenes, prompting Grey to stomp on her chest instead. Sebastian's aid is eventually required, and he prevents Grey from further attacking Baldroy and Mey-Rin. After the fight is over, Phipps assists Mey-Rin by helping her stand up and returning her eyeglasses to her. Later, Grey and Phipps tell Ciel and Sebastian that the fight was done merely to see how good the Phantomhive defenses are.[67]

From Double Charles' visit, Ciel agrees to host a party. Mey-Rin, along with the other servants, are responsible for the preparations and clean up.[68] After the festivities, the guest of honor, Georg von Siemens, requests attention. She and Sebastian go to his room to see what he wants. When they arrive, a loud scream comes from his room that attracts the attention of the other guests. Inside, they find that Georg has been killed.[69] When asked for their alibis, the servants say that they were cleaning together.[70] While sleeping after the party, Sebastian wakes Mey-Rin up. He gives her an owl with a letter and tells her to release it at dawn.[71] The next morning when Sebastian is found dead, a crying Mey-Rin and Finnian try to console Ciel. In his anger, he slaps her. When Finnian yells at the guest for discussing Sebastian's death in front of Ciel, she apologizes for him.[72] Tanaka, who Ciel appoints as his butler, gives the servants their jobs and sends them on their way. Later, Arthur Conan Doyle tries to put the three deaths in order. The servants say that Sebastian talked to all of them the night of his murder, and this proves he was the last to be killed.[73]

Everyone's luggage is checked for the key to Ciel's room. The women's luggage is checked by another woman, so Mey-Rin and Ran-Mao check Irene Diaz's. While searching, she finds out that Irene is much older than she looks. She begins cleaning up after Ran-Mao and finds a bottle with red liquid in it. She recalls that Patrick Phelps was found with two puncture wounds in his neck, and she begins thinking that Irene is a vampire. But before she can finish the thought, Ran-Mao begins playing with Irene's clothes, and Mey-Rin goes to stop her.[74]

Ch44 Finny and Mey-Rin crying

Mey-Rin and Finnian cry over Sebastian's death.

The key is still not found after all the luggage is checked, and Lau comments that Sebastian might have thrown it out the window. Finnian decides that he will look outside for it, and Mey-Rin decides to go with him. Baldroy follows them to try to get them back inside, but they refuse. Finnian begins crying, and Mey-Rin joins him. Baldroy reminds them of their job to protect the manor and Ciel. Tanaka then appears with umbrellas for them and tells them that they do not have enough food. They all go to the kitchen and begin planning how to deal with the lack of food. Jeremy Rathbone then shows up, and the servants capture and tie him up. They bring him to Ciel. When he is freed, he asks that the bodies should be placed in separate rooms; the servants are asked to handle this. Finnian says he thinks they can trust him, but Baldroy and Mey-Rin tell him that he will get hurt if he trusts too easily.[75]

Later, the servants are trying to figure out what to serve since they are out of meat. Jeremy comes in, and he helps them prepare dinner out of the few ingredients and herbs they have. Mey-Rin then remembers the red liquid that Irene had and tells Jeremy about it. He says he thinks he knows what it is and will tell them later that night. After the supper, the servants watch as everyone compliments the food.[76]

When everyone is waiting to see who Patrick's killer was, the servants all stand around Ciel with makeshift weapons to protect him. After Jeremy reveals who the killer is, Finnian brings up Irene's red vial. Mey-Rin yells at him, but Jeremy explains anyway. His explanation leaves the servants exasperated.[77]

Mey-Rin goes to Sebastian's funeral with Ciel and the other servants. After Sebastian rings a bell to show he is alive and is unburied, the servants and Elizabeth jump on and hug him while crying.[78]

Luxury Liner Arc

Ch51 Seeing them off

The servants see Ciel, Sebastian, and Snake off.

Sebastian informs the servants that there will be an addition to the household. Snake's snakes then enter the room and cause Mey-Rin to run from them. Snake begins naming all of his snakes, while Mey-Rin nervously looks at them.[79]

Mey-Rin goes to see off Ciel, Sebastian, and Snake off as they board the Campania. Sebastian leaves them with the order to do their jobs properly. Ronald Knox then appears and asks her for direction. After she tells him, he offers to treat her to tea later, but she declines and says that it's her first time being hit on.[80]

Life returns to normal after Ciel's return. The main servants participate in Elizabeth's Easter egg hunt game. Sebastian decides the teams, and Mey-Rin is paired with Baldroy. They easily defeat Nina Hopkins and Edward Midford; Mey-Rin smashes their egg with a slingshot.[81] Victorious, Baldroy tells them that if they let their guard down, they will lose. Baldroy suddenly remembers some eggs he had placed under a chest. He and Mey-Rin both look for them. Sebastian and Ciel suddenly hear an explosion; Sebastian comes into the hall and sees both of them completely disheveled. Baldroy states that he had forgotten he had planted explosives in the eggs and placed them there.[82] Sebastian can't understand why he would do such a thing. Both Baldroy and Mey-Rin are then disqualified.

All of the servants are present and cheering when Ciel presents Elizabeth with her Easter egg.[83]

Public School Arc

Mey-Rin is sitting with the servants on the grounds at Ciel's cricket match. Elizabeth is also with them. Baldroy comments that this is bad. Finnian questions him about what's wrong; he also adds that the Blue House is "going out so fast." Mey-Rin comments that Blue House sucks, but Elizabeth insists that they must cheer. Furthermore, since Mey-Rin and Finnian are unaware of the rules, Baldroy explains them in detail.[84] When he's finally finished, Mey-Rin exclaims that the game will last so long. Baldroy reassures them that that's why he's here as a chef—the food he has prepared will sustain them through the game.[85] Mey-Rin and Finnian, however, talk to each other quietly. They feel that Baldroy's food may kill Elizabeth.[86] They wonder what they can do to "save" her. Watching their lively behavior, Sebastian wonders what they are doing.

Later on, everyone enjoys the food immensely; Baldroy is happy they like it, but comments that it is not the pie he made.[87] Mey-Rin and Finnian can't explain what happened, but they are glad the pie disappeared.

Mey-Rin stands alongside everyone else when they see how great Ciel looks.[88] They all laugh good-naturedly when Ciel falls into the water after the boat ride.[89] During the final party, everyone is present and enjoying themselves.

They all welcome Ciel and Sebastian back home after the pair returns from boarding school. Baldroy explains that Old Man Sam's fence broke and all the sheep escaped. [90] Mey-Rin tells one of the sheep not to eat her dress. Ciel suddenly laughs and tells Sebastian to handle the situation.

Sebastian in the morning supervises the entire household's chores. [91] Then Mey-Rin, Snake, Baldroy, and Finnian accompany Ciel and Sebastian to London. Mey-Rin and Finnian marvel at a large clock. Baldroy explains that it's Big Ben.[92] Ciel takes all of them with him as he goes through different stores. Ciel buys Mey-Rin a new pair of glasses; she comments, however, that it's not good to see so much. [93]

Finally, they are at a store where the latest Funtom perfume is being sold.[94] Suddenly, a scream shatters the air, and Sebastian leaves Ciel in Baldroy's care. Later, a crowd of people rushes to buy the perfume, surprising everyone.[95]

Emerald Witch Arc

All five members of the household accompany Ciel and Sebastian to Germany. Standing in the village square, Baldroy complains that his butt hurts since they've been sitting for so long. Shocked, Mey-Rin replies that he's being indecent. Snake hears Finnian speaking German, and he questions him about it. Finnian replies that he can speak a little.[96] Sebastian instructs them to load the luggage in the second carriage. Then they all proceed into the Werewolves' Forest.

The group suddenly sees a village in the forest, and everyone disembarks from the carriages. [97] Baldroy and Finnian both call out to see if anyone's there. [98] They are all then unexpectedly surrounded by angry villagers who are waving their pitchforks at the group. Once the situation is resolved, they head with Sieglinde Sullivan to the Emerald Castle.

When they arrive at the manor, everyone is amazed at its magnificence. Inside, Sieglinde tells Wolfram Gelzer to show the servants to their quarters.[99] Later, although they all offer to help, Sebastian tells them to rest after their long journey.

The group is untied after Ciel's attack. Baldroy is on the floor next to a seated Mey-Rin when Ciel wakes up. Baldroy states that he almost lost a few years there, and Tanaka agrees with him.[100] Sebastian reaches his hand out to Ciel when Ciel unexpectedly knocks it away.[101] Ciel then grabs hold of Finnian, surprising everyone. He says "Ciel doesn't want pain anymore"; this confuses everyone even more. When Sebastian tries again, Tanaka stops him. Ciel suddenly starts screaming about the lights being too dim. Everyone feels that his eyesight may have been affected by the attack as well.

After they've left the room, Mey-Rin starts crying about his condition. Baldroy tells her to stop, saying it's bad luck. Tanaka asks Sebastian what they should do. Sebastian sorrowfully states he does not know since he cannot go near Ciel. Nevertheless, he excuses himself in order to do something. [102]

In the morning, Sebastian greets all of the servants.[103] He puts Mey-Rin in charge of the linen. Sebastian continues to take care of Sieglinde. Meanwhile, the servants discuss the situation in the kitchen. Snake and Baldroy comment that Sebastian really doesn't care about Ciel; he should only be thinking of him. Nevertheless, Mey-Rin has faith in Sebastian—she responds that he must have his own plan. [104] Tanaka (in his real form) sips tea and adds that it's a butler's duty to return his master to his perfect condition. [105]

Sieglinde later addresses the rest of the Phantomhive household. She tells them that Ciel's eyes are fine; the condition was mostly psychological. [106] All of them are extremely relieved. Baldroy immediately suggests that they head back to the manor so Ciel can get some real rest. [107] Mey-Rin states she knows he just wants to cook him some meat. Finnian wants to make snacks, and Snake wants to make scones all for Ciel. Sebastian sighs and asks them not to increase the workload.

Meanwhile, Finnian is taking care of Ciel when a werewolf attacks them.[108] He protects Ciel, and he kicks the werewolf out of the window. The servants burst in, and Finnian tells them what happened. Baldroy wants to go after him, but Sebastian stops him.[109] Sieglinde says something about a ritual and leaves with Wolfram.

A few minutes later, the servants beg Ciel to come out of bed—everything is all right now. However, Ciel screams that he just wants to go home. Mey-Rin, Sebastian, Snake, Baldroy, and Tanaka discuss how they can help Ciel.[110] Sebastian suggests shocking him some more, but Tanaka is against this. Tanaka states it would be best to watch over Ciel until he gets better. Baldroy adds that this is the reason that he doesn't like the occult. [111] Sebastian agrees to not try anything strange-just to sit and wait.[112]

Later on, Snake rushes to tell Sebastian a "big scoop";[113] Oscar came back from the underground area. Sebastian asks him what Oscar discovered. Snake tells him along with the rest of the household that there are werewolves in the castle's basement as well as something else. Baldroy questions Snake about what this "something else", but he is unable to explain further. They believe Sieglinde is in league with the werewolves; however, Mey-Rin states her concern and worry for Ciel was not false. [114] Snake adds that there is a magical charm on the door that forbids intruders' entry.[115] Mey-Rin asks Sebastian how he will proceed. He tells them he's going underground to see for himself. If Wolfram returns, he instructs them to distract him until he gets back.[116]

When Wolfram and the other maids return, the servants pretend to be very busy. Snake is preparing the scone dough, and Mey-Rin and Baldroy try to engage Wolfram in conversation, but they can't since they don't speak German. Suddenly, one of Snake's snakes wraps itself around one of the maids and is poised to strike. As she screams, Sebastian effortlessly grabs it and returns it to Snake, surprising the Germans. After the excitement dies down and the main household is once again alone, Snake states that Oscar has another "scoop" to report—the maid smells just like one of the werewolves.

All the servants are reunited when Ciel lets them into his room after he returns to normal. Sebastian opens the door, and all of the servants tumble into the room. [117] Sebastian remarks that they're really rude for listening at their master's door. All of them, Sebastian included, then line up by Ciel's bedside. Ciel speaks—because of his carelessness, they all suffered and worried. He asks them to forgive him. Although they are surprised, he adds determinedly that they will never see him in such a sorry state again. He finally asks that they continue to serve him.[118] They all respond with "Yes, My Lord."

After a few minutes of the servants' light banter, Ciel also makes another request—he wants them to forget how he was until now. Mey-Rin deduces that Ciel also recalls his off-the-charts behavior.[119] Ciel adds that he didn't want to behave like that. Baldroy concludes that Ciel reacted the same way as soldiers. On the battlefield, when they are wounded for the first time, they panic.[120] Sebastian wonders if the attack's aim was purely psychological. When Ciel asks him to explain, Sebastian relates the news about the Queen's letter. He also had the components of the antidote analyzed. When Ciel reads the Queen's letter, everything starts to fall into place. However, he's incredibly annoyed with the Queen's final request—she wants the "little green witch to come to tea".[121]

Ciel knows this request won't be easy to accomplish. Sebastian adds that even the Queen's selfishness is incomparable to Ciel's. [122] Finally, Ciel tells the entire household to make preparations to leave—further instructions will come later.

The entire Phantomhive household is hiding and waiting in the forest. Mey-Rin whispers that it's starting to get noisy. A flare suddenly lights up the night sky. Baldroy yells it's about time.[123] He adds their boss is calling them, and they all head out.

In the forest, the household is trying to find Ciel. Snake states Goethe smells Smile over there.[124] Mey-Rin takes off her glasses, confirming that it is Ciel. When they reach him, he states their retreat plan starts now. They'll split into two groups and escape. [125] Snake tells Baldroy he can feel them coming. Baldroy asks how he can tell—Snake responds through Wordsworth that his snakes can feel vibrations with their skin.[126]

At this point, Mey-Rin, Finnian, and Tanaka split up from the others. Finnian runs while carrying Sieglinde. When they jump off the cliff, the army officers reach the edge of the cliff and keep firing. Suddenly Mey-Rin takes out them one at a time, and the rest retreat. She suddenly notices movement; a female officer, Grete Hilbard, appears in front of Finnian, claiming men are useless. Mey-Rin yells at Finnian to run. When Grete fires, Tanaka suddenly appears and uses his sword to cut through the bullets. He tells Finnian to go on ahead; as the Phantomhive servants, they will carry out any order their master gives them.[127]

Tanaka makes Grete retreat with Mey-Rin's help. Mey-Rin reaches the bottom of the cliff and runs to Tanaka, asking if he's all right. He replies he is, but he is not as young as he used to be.[128] They notice the flare in the sky and conclude that Ciel is changing his route. [129]

In the underground room, Diedrich orders Baldroy and Snake to put coal in the furnace of the train. Finnian, carrying Sieglinde and "small" Tanaka, also arrives alongside Mey-Rin. Snake receives Keats, who showed the group the way. Baldroy tells Snake and Mey-Rin to check the oil; he also tells Finnian to open the gate.[130]

Once the train starts, Baldroy tells Finnian to get on.[131] Suddenly, Wolfram arrives. The group panics when they think that he's going to attack them. However, he shoots a soldier who was going to attack Sieglinde. At the same time, Wolfram is shot by the female German officer, who yells that he betrayed them. She next aims for the group. Before she can kill them, Sebastian and Ciel arrive just in time to save them. Plunging his knife into her throat, Sebastian states some food escaped from the oven.[132]

The entire group then arrives at Diedrich's castle. Baldroy, Finnian, and Mey-Rin comment on how big the house is. However, Heinrich says this castle, Weizsäcker, is small compared to the other castles. Ciel looks at Diedrich and comments that he's a rich boy. The wounded are all treated; Mey-Rin and Tanaka offer to help since they are not injured.

Wolfram and Sieglinde are disguised on their journey to England. [133] Before Ciel leaves, Diedrich tells him to be careful. When the group arrives in London, Sebastian asks Wolfram to refrain from speaking in German because it will draw unwanted attention. The servants leave Sebastian, Ciel, Wolfram, and Sieglinde and proceed to the mansion. When the group returns, the servants all greet them. The entire day passes in light fun along with Agni, Soma, and Elizabeth.

Blue Cult Arc

At Phantomhive Manor, Sebastian gathers Mey-Rin, Baldroy, Finnian, Snake, and Tanaka, and gives each of them instructions, save Tanaka, who is told to remain as is, for the upcoming Halloween celebration. Mey-Rin, Baldroy, and Tanaka share details on the Chinese, American, and Japanese Halloween traditions, respectively, which inspires Sebastian.[134]

On Halloween, Mey-Rin and the other servants, dressed in costumes, greet Ciel, when the latter arrives. Mey-Rin, then, mingles with the tenants of Phantomhive land, whom the celebration, which features a combination of various Halloweens from around the world, is primarily dedicated to.[135] Later, Mey-Rin and the others set lanterns afloat into a river to end the night.[136]

At Phantomhive Manor, Mey-Rin, Snake, and Baldroy greet who they recognize as Ciel, while Finnian has reservations.[137]

Sometime later, Ciel and Sebastian enter the manor, where the servants greet Ciel. Ciel is confused when Baldroy asks him why he went out "again" in the rain.[138]

At that moment, "Ciel Phantomhive" descends the stairs, to their collective shock. He scolds a dismayed Ciel for getting drenched and assures him that he will never leave his side again and that he has come home. When Finnian states that it is impossible for there to be two Ciels, "Ciel" asserts that he is real. Finnian adds that he knew something was wrong when "Ciel" came home and calls him an impostor. Amused, "Ciel" declares that the head of the Phantomhive house, Ciel Phantomhive, is actually he.[139]

To Mey-Rin's and the other servants' disbelief, Sebastian confirms that "Ciel" is the real Ciel Phantomhive. Tanaka soon confirms the same thing and tells them that, fifteen years ago, Rachel Phantomhive gave birth to twins. Pressured by "Ciel" to explain why he deceived them, Ciel calls himself "Ciel's" spare.[140]

Mey-Rin listens to the conversation between Ciel, Sebastian, "Ciel," and Undertaker.[141]

As the conversation draws to a close, Scotland Yard comes bursting[142] in and arrests Ciel and Sebastian.[143] Unable to do anything, Mey-Rin, Finnian, Baldroy, and Snake can only watch them being taken away by the police.[144] However, they help Ciel and Sebastian escape from the police carriage later on.[145][146]

They flee to London and try to find shelter at the Funtom Corporation headquarters. Unfortunately, they have to learn that Scotland Yard is already actively looking for them and have stationed officers at the headquarter's entrance.[147] Afterward, they try their luck at Pitt's photo studio; there, Pitt helps them escape through the sewer system.[148]

Still, Scotland Yard manages to chase them down there, and during the chase, Ran-Mao and Lau collapse part of the sewers to cut them off from the Yard officers[149] and take them to one of Lau's opium dens[150] where they discuss their next moves.[151]

Sometime later, under the guise of two orphaned Chinese sisters, Mey and Ran, Mey-Rin and Ran-Mao head to North Yorkshire to work at Baron Heathfield's manor as maids.[152] There, they are instructed and inspected by Jane and given jobs as a housemaid (Mey-Rin) and a laundry maid (Ran-Mao).[153]

Quotes

  • (talking about her glasses) "Young master bought these for me! My treasure, they are! And this maid uniform too. I'd never worn skirts or any such thing till I came here, so I'm happy to be a maid now."[154]
  • "I obey the young master's command to the letter! To greet my master in a tidy manor everyday- that is a maid's duty. The housemaid shall purge the filth from this manor!"[155]
  • "No matter how far you run, little rat, it is as if you are standing right in front of me."[156]

Trivia

  • Mey-Rin is of Chinese descent.[157][1]
  • Sebastian was the one who taught her how to read.[158]

Out of Universe

  • In the first episode of Kuroshitsuji, according to Mey-Rin's illusion, her eyes were blue.[160]
  • In the manga, her eyes are red; however, in the anime, her eyes are hazel.[161]
  • In the manga, the first time that Sebastian saw her, she had short hair; however, in the anime, Mey-Rin had long hair.[162][163]
  • In the anime, Sebastian recruited her to come work for Ciel. She agreed to do so because she was disturbed by some of her assassination missions.[164]
  • Mey-Rin is considerably superstitious, and she has stated that she has a soft spot for scary stories.[165]

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  87. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 77, page 12
  88. Kuroshitsuji manga; Chapter 81, page 4
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  155. Kuroshitsuji manga, Chapter 33, page 13-14
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  163. Kuroshitsuji anime, Episode 21
  164. Kuroshitsuji anime, Episode 21
  165. Kuroshitsuji anime; Episode 8


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