|Anime Debut:||Virgin Soul Episode 1|
Alessand Visponti (アレサンド・ヴィスポンティ, Aresando Vu~isuponti) is a young knight of the Orleans Knights after using his noble birth to secure a place within the order. However, since it has lost its former glory, it is now the cause of his frustration.
Alessand is a young male with blonde hair and brown eyes. He wears the Orleans Knights uniform.
During the battle with the angels, he wears a plain set of grey armor.
Alessand is a rather childish and carefree individual. Although he hopes to be a great knight one day, he doesn't seem to be motivated by or truly care for virtues such as honor or justice, since he only joined the Orleans Knights because he hoped to meet Jeanne d'Arc, whom he calls his 'dream woman.'
His desire for glory is strong enough to drive him to commit murder. He is wreaked with guilt and denial soon after and cowardly tries to pretend he had done nothing wrong. His sense of self-preservation also drives him to try and murder his own friend, yet he does not consider himself wrong for doing so.
Alessand is first shown complaining to Captain Kaisar about Kaisar's failure in capturing the Ragged Demon. He adds that Kaisar has brought shame to the Orleans Knights whose name is already tainted due to the presence of the Onyx Knights, elite knights who have been given their duty of capturing the Ragged Demon thanks to Kaisar.
Alessand continues to assist his fellow knights and the Onyx Knights in dealing with rebels in the city, and comes into confrontation with both the Ragged Demon and the Red Dragon. He survives all of the encounters. He becomes worried for the future of the Orleans Knights when Kaisar gets arrested. Alessand goes to visit a demon brothel and becomes intoxicated and depressed, that is until "Cerby" starts calling him the "Knight Captain" in an attempt to cheer him up.
Alessand later witnesses the war between Charioce XVII and the gods and is surprised that the gods are emitting a light capable of knocking down many ships. He doesn't think it should be possible since the King's weapons should be immune to the power of the gods.
Due to the loss of the Orleans Knights's former glory, Alessand now desires a position among the Onyx Knights. When he tries to apply for a position, the Onyx Task Force Captain brushes him off and claims Alessand is too incompetent to join. This fact hurts Alessand deeply and he goes to seek comfort in the presence of "Cerby", whom he insists should be the Knight Captain's wife.
Dias, displeased with Alessand's drunken behavior, wants Alessand to leave but one of the demon girls distracts him. A waiter Alessand regards as ugly approaches Alessand and, after Alessand knocks the waiter down, Alessand discovers it is Kaisar in disguise. Kaisar has come to recruit their help in a plot to steal Charioce XVII's bracelet so the King can no longer use Dromos. Although reluctant, Alessand agrees to join much to the delight of Dias and Kaisar.
Alessand's job is to escort Nina to a ball held at the royal castle by passing Nina off as his sister. Alessand tries to follow through with the mission, but Nina ends up ruining it herself by dancing with the King and refusing to harm the King himself. When guards attempt to arrest Nina and Favaro, Alessand takes this as an opportunity to flee.
He runs through the streets while proclaiming he does not want to be a part of anymore plots. To his dismay, Azazel and his child companion find Alessand and offer to guide him back to the slums. On their way there, the trio are confronted by Jeanne d'Arc and Sofiel, the former identified by the child as his mother, to Alessand's surprise. Alessand is surprised further when Sofiel reveals that the child with him is the renowned "Holy Child" who is an enemy of the Onyx Knights. Their meeting is soon interrupted by signs of Nina being in danger, and Alessand watches the Holy Child fly away while reminiscing about his inability to join the Onyx Knights.
Bitter about his own predicament, Alessand complains to himself as he wanders around for some time. He soon happens upon the Holy Child all alone. Alessand's rage and jealousy drive him to follow the child into a cave and stab him in the stomach. Alessand apologizes for this act and walks away, leaving the Holy Child to bleed to death.
Alessand had hoped this cruel act would earn him recognition since Charioce XVII has long wanted the child dead. He reports the murder to the Onyx Task Force Captain and shows him the bloodied dagger. The Onyx Task Force Captain takes Alessand to a room where members of the Onyx Task Force are being treated after having too much of their life drained out by the stone used to give the Task Force their powers.
Horrified that the cost of joining the Onyx Task Force is one's own life, Alessand backs out from joining but the Captain offers him the position of Captain of the Orleans Knights as a reward for his services. Alessand accepts. Because of what Alessand did, Jeanne d'Arc declares war on Charioce, while a witness to the murder lets everyone know that Alessand is responsible.
When a war between Charioce XVII and the gods and demons begins, Alessand leads the Orleans Knights through the capital city and instructs them to kill every demon child they can find. He is soon spotted by Kaisar and Dias and makes a run for it through the crumbling city, chanting "It wasn't me." Alessand is briefly knocked unconscious by a blast that knocks rubble onto him, and he wakes up to find Dias standing over him. Dias questions him on his reason for the murdering the Holy Child. Dias plans on executing Alessand as punishment, but Alessand pleas pathetically for mercy and in doing so causees Dias to hesitate and give Alessand an opening. Alessand retrieves a hidden dagger and charges at Dias but Dias manages to catch the blade.
Terrified, Alessand runs away and tries to hide from the disappointed Dias. Coincidentally, or as karma would have it, Alessand encounters a terrified demon child holding a dagger at him. Alessand tries to comfort the demon by embracing him, but the demon child fatally stabs him instead.
Dias arrives at the scene to find Alessand dying with tears streaming down his face. Through his agony, Alessand manages to confess that he does not wish to die. Dias proceeds to carry Alessand's corpse on his back for the remainder of the war.
Power & AbilitiesEdit
Alessand possesses no unique skill, although he knows how to hide a blade upon his person. He is also sly enough to use manipulation and a show of fear to convince others to let their guard down so he can attack.
- Dias Bardolomew: Dias was, by far, Alessand's closest companion yet they were vastly different in terms of personality. Alessand spent most of his time around Dias and shared many of his personal resentments with the senior knight. He never really had problems with Dias until he murdered the Holy Child, by which point Dias was ready to execute him. Alessand relied on Dias's affection for him to gain an opening and try to kill Dias in self-defense. He ran from Dias once he failed. Dias was the last person Alessand saw and spoke to after he was stabbed by a demon child.
- Jeanne d'Arc: Saint Jeanne was the reason Alessand joined the Orleans Knights, though he arrived just after she had been banished from the order. Alessand bemoaned his misfortune even years later. Alessand did get to see Jeanne in the end and learned on that same night that Jeanne was the mother of the Holy Child. His attraction to Jeanne seemed to have faded by this point as Alessand became fixated on gaining glory as a member of the Onyx Knights and to do so he murdered the Holy Child.
- Kaisar Lidfard: Alessand's former captain. Alessand felt that Kaisar was incapable of protecting the honor of the Orleans Knights and often complained about Kaisar's mishaps to the captain himself. He held minimum respect for Kaisar and did not fear the other's authority. He became depressed and need of comfort when Kaisar got himself arrested, but this was out of concern for the Orleans Knights as a whole. When Kaisar came to recruit him in a plot against the King, Alessand was reluctant and did not enjoy being involved. Alessand would briefly inherit Kaisar's captaincy after murdering the Holy Child. Both men died prior to Bahamut's return.
|“||I killed our enemy, the holy child.||”|
|“||I didn't know I'd have to risk my life.||”|
- Alessand's design was originally one of Kaisar's old design concepts. They recycled it for Alessand in the second season with some slight alterations.