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Old Child (オールドチャイルド Orudo Chairudo) also known as Hugh (ヒュー Hyū) is one of the eight Servamps, and is the Servamp of Pride. His supposed Eve is Tetsu Sendagaya, whose blood he claims is a gourmet. Despite his childish appearance, he's the second oldest of the eight Servamps.

Appearance

Hugh is the smallest of the Servamps at only 2'6", he has black hair, and like all other vampires, he has red eyes and fangs. Hugh tends to dress in a gothic style fitting the image most people have of vampires, including, a black suit with red coat-tails, a top hat, a black cape with a red inside, a monocle, and a cane. Like the other Servamps, Hugh's capable of turning into an animal (a bat).

Personality

He loves to brag about himself and how amazing an Eve Tetsu is (as he found him). As his sin is pride, he really is prideful. He thinks he's the most important person, and he can't understand why his Eve introduces himself before he does.

Although he's the 2nd oldest of the Servamps, he can behave very childishly. He was really excited when he got to choose a toy from the toy box in the restaurant (if a kid orders something from the kid's menu, they can choose a toy after they finish eating), and he wanted to take all the toys.

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Hugh behaves like an old man.

Aside from his childish behavior, he really acts like a typical vampire. Not only is his animal form a bat, but he also often states that he loves blood with his food. And it seems like he believes that he's the only real vampire, and that he knows exactly what real vampires do. (He often starts sentences with "A real vampire....") Still, he himself isn't always able to meet these expectations. (Which he doesn't seem to realize).

After he lost his power, Hugh's character drastically changes from a child to that of an old man; having walking and memory issues, often saying that his back hurts, preferring to drink tea, and even speaking like an old man.

History

Past

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Old Child gave Lawless the letter from Sleepy Ash.

Old Child and his siblings received a request from C3 to kill their creator. Since Sleepy Ash wanted to hear all of the siblings' opinion, he approached Lawless who was depressed after losing his Eve, prompting Old Child to remind Lawless of his warning before about not to fall in love. He then gave him the letter telling him where all of them will be holding the meeting.

At the meeting, together with All of Love and Doubt Doubt, he agreed that the creator of the Servamps must be killed. This caused an argument with Lawless, World End, and The Mother, who were opposed to the request. When Lawless stated that their creator's life shouldn't be decided by a simple thing such as a majority vote, Old Child told Lawless that he mustn't include his personal feelings in this matter and questioned that the reason he said so was because of what recently happened to his Eve. Old Child then asked Sleepy Ash, who hadn't given his vote yet, what his decision was, with Sleepy Ash answering that he would kill their creator. After their creator was killed, Old Child stated that there's nothing to regret because it was something they had to do.

Meeting Tetsu

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Hugh protests at the wide sunlight view.

In the 21st Century, Old Child used to live at a huge mansion in United Kingdom. But the mansion was then demolished and he couldn't do anything since it was daytime. While looking for a new place to live, he fell asleep in a cargo box that brought him to Japan. Arriving in Japan, he increased the number of his subclasses and gathered information about Tsubaki. One day, he smelled high quality blood and followed the scent with the intention to take the owner of the blood as his potential Eve. The smell lead him to a hot spring lodge. He was then approached by the son of the owner of the lodge, Tetsu Sendagaya, who mistook him as a customer and provided him with a room with the best sunlight view. This displeased Old Child, since vampires cannot stand sunlight, prompting Tetsu to board up the window. Acknowledging Tetsu's potential, despite his young and simple mind, Old Child made a contract with Tetsu, who renamed him Hugh.

Story

Meeting Mahiru and Kuro

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Hugh readies to eat Mahiru's home-made curry.

While Tetsu was on an errand, Hugh fell asleep inside Tetsu's Lead, a coffin, and Tetsu misplaced it somewhere. Once Tetsu finds the coffin, he doesn't know that Hugh is sleeping inside so he put the bomb that belongs to Tsubaki inside so the bomb can explode safely without any casualties. Consequently, the bomb explodes inside the coffin, burning Hugh who is also inside, much to his displeasure, which furthered when Tetsu introduces himself first to Sleepy Ash, now going by the name Kuro, and his Eve, Mahiru Shirota, before him. He is then taken to Mahiru's apartment to recover and finally introduce himself. He had been looking for Kuro to talk about Tsubaki, but then gets distracts by the food made by Mahiru and then a baseball game on TV. Knowing how dangerous Tsubaki is, Hugh and Tetsu agree to work together with Mahiru and Kuro, joining them in their training with Doubt Doubt, now going by the name Jeje, and his Eve Mikuni Alicein, and All of Love now going by the name Lily.

Training with Mikuni and Jeje

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Hugh explains that Servamps are the ones who lend their powers to Eves.

Arriving at the park where they will train, Hugh decided not to participate because he wants to play, leaving only Mahiru and Tetsu to train. During the training, however, he develops an instant dislike towards Mikuni when the Eve stated that the Lead is a tool to control Servamps. Hugh retorts that Servamps are the ones who lend their power in a form of a Lead since powerless humans cannot control their power and warns Mikuni that he mustn't forget that the Servamps are the ones who make use of humans. Hugh offers Mahiru to teach him how it has to be between humans and vampires, but Mahiru doesn't care about either Hugh or Mikuni's opinion because Kuro is his partner so he wants to hear the Sloth's opinion first. Impressed by Mahiru's answer, Hugh decides to bet everything on Mahiru, agreeing that a true Eve should always trust his own Servamp the most and he is willing to work with him. He allows Tetsu to attack Jeje with full power, passing the first stage of the training.

On the second night of training, the training was canceled due to hostilities shown by Misono towards Mikuni. After knocking Misono unconscious and Mikuni leaving with Jeje, Hugh and the others decide to discuss their next move at a nearby restaurant. Mahiru wonders if they can ask C3 to cooperate since they are neutral, but Hugh tells Mahiru to forget about C3 because C3 is not neutral but self-interested and nothing good will come if they involve themselves with the organization, reminding his siblings that they must not repeat the same mistake they did in the past, a subject that Kuro interrupts before it can go any further. Hugh and Lily then change the subject to the bombings caused by Tsubaki three days ago, which happened at several places related to C3 and one of them was Mahiru's school. Thankfully, since summer vacation already started, there were no casualties since no one is at school.

Djinn Rampage

Hugh and Tetsu go to look for Mahiru and Kuro to inform them about the recent appearances of Djinn while also saving those who are possessed by them. Hugh reveals vampires turns into Djinn when they die that the appearance of Djinn in the town are unusually many and that they can only be killed by the Lead of an Eve, so he and Kuro can't do anything about them, leaving Mahiru and Tetsu to get rid of the Djinn.

Meeting the Greed Pair

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Hugh tells Mahiru not to get involve with Lawless.

After receiving information from Hugh's subclass that a suspicious person just defeated a subclass, Mahiru and Kuro find that person to be the Eve of Lawless, Licht Jekylland Todoroki. When Mahiru saw Licht on the TV news, Hugh reveals that while Licht is not familiar in Japan, he is popular for his talent overseas. Hearing from Mahiru that Licht is Lawless' Eve, Hugh explains that Licht won't live long since Lawless is the only Servamp with a habit of killing his Eve once he grows bored of them, advising Mahiru not to get involve with Lawless because he is already broken. Hugh and the others are then called to the park where Mahiru and Kuro bring Tsubaki's subclass, Lilac, and explain what happened during Licht's concert. In the middle of their discussion, Kuro suddenly goes somewhere, ignoring Mahiru's call. Noticing Kuro's strange behaviour, Hugh and Lily become worried that Kuro talked about something with Lawless, Hugh commenting that Kuro came in contact with a bothersome one.

Rescuing the Greed Pair

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Hugh directs his subclass.

After hearing that Licht and Lawless are kidnapped, Hugh and the others quickly arrange a plan to save the Greed Pair. Licht's manager, Rosen Crantz, and Lawless' subclass, Guildenstern, offer their help as well to save the two. Since it came to a fight against the vampires, Crantz provides them with holy water, which is harmful to vampires, especially subclass. He tests a drop on Hugh, unaware that he is a vampire, causing Hugh to momentarily lose consciousness. He then goes out to order his subclass to find Tsubaki's hideout. When he returns, he happily informs Misono that one of his subclass finally got a girlfriend, information that Misono quickly dismisses. Starting the rescue plan, he first directs his subclass to check the perimeter and once they sent the picture of Tsubaki leaving the hotel to his laptop, Hugh, Tetsu, Misono, Lily, and Crantz enter the hotel.

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Hugh and Tetsu facing against Tsubaki's subclasses.

At the hotel, Hugh and Tetsu go to the upper floor where they face against Berkia, Otogiri, Shamrock, and Higan. Despite the number of enemies, Hugh tells Tetsu not to worry, confidently declaring he will not betray his expectations. During their fight, Higan leaves to where Licht and Lawless are confined. Hugh is then attacked by Shamrock, distracting him from Berkia who was already behind him, trapping the Servamp in his magic box and causing him to disappear, leaving only his pipe. It's revealed that Hugh got transported to Tsubaki's place and got defeated by him, causing a huge amount of Djinn to came out of his body. He is later retrieved by C3 and taken to their HQ with Tetsu.

C3 Tokyo HQ

He appears again after the Servamps and Eves are finally allowed to have a meeting, Hugh being escorted by Tetsu. To Mahiru and Misono's shock, Hugh begins to act like an old man after losing his power, the vampire referring them as "folks" and Tetsu as "big laddy".

Post-C3

Hugh has apparently recently disappeared, much to the concern of Tetsu. During his absence, Tetsu is accosted by Niccolò Carpediem, head of the Carpediem mafia family and the current Eve of Hugh's younger brother, World End, now known as Ildio. Niccolò claims that Hugh is responsible for luring one of Nicco's comrades into a trap and killing them, and as such he wishes to exact revenge upon Hugh.

Nicco expresses disbelief at the fact Tetsu hasn't seen Hugh for a full three days and has no idea where he could be, as usually if a Servamp and Eve are separated beyond a certain distance the Eve will die after 24 hours. Yumikage proposes there are three logical explanations for this: firstly, Hugh is simply hiding nearby within the safe distance limit; second, there is a way to cancel the limitation, or lastly, Tetsu and Hugh never had a true contract to begin with. Misono brings up the fact Tetsu was never able to make his coffin, his supposed Lead, disappear or reappear at will and instead has to constantly carry it around. Furthermore, it is revealed that the name "Hugh the Dark Algernon III" was chosen by Hugh himself and not Tetsu, therefore the necessary requirements for a contract were never fully completed as the name is supposed to be chosen by the Eve.

Niccolò goes on to reveal that the comrade 'killed' by Pride was in fact Ildio. Hugh had summoned Gluttony under the pretence of needing to rescue Lawless while he was captured by Tsubaki, but instead of finding Hugh he was greeted by Tsubaki. Tsubaki promptly defeated Gluttony, who had failed to take his Eve with him, and the large amount of Djinn seen on that day that everyone had assumed was from Hugh was in fact from the defeated Ildio. The group concludes that Hugh has betrayed his fellow Servamp siblings an is colluding with Tsubaki.

Relationships

Tetsu Sendagaya

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Tetsu and Hugh.

Tetsu is his current Eve. Hugh becomes a mentor for the simple-minded Tetsu, usually giving him instruction of what to do and what not to do in anything related to vampires. Tetsu always listen to whatever Hugh says because he fully believes in him, stating that Hugh's always right. Hugh also helps Tetsu in memorising some things since the boy can't remember more than two things. However, their roles are sometimes are reversed. Despite being smarter and reasonable than Tetsu, his Eve most of the times acts like a guardian for the vampire due to his small size and sometimes childish behaviour such as helping Hugh drying his hair after taking a bath or helping preparing his food. Hugh is mostly seen sitting on Tetsu's shoulder or lap.

Abilities

Transformation

  • Like the other Servamps Hugh is capable of swapping between his human form and an animal form, and will revert to his animal form when exposed to sunlight. His animal form is that of a small black bat (though he retains his monocle), he is capable of speech while in animal form.
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Black Box.

Black Box

  • In the anime, Tetsu's Lead ability is to call a swarm of bats from inside his coffin. These bats are under Hugh's command and the vampire uses them to attack their enemies.

Parameters

  • Strength: 4/10
  • Tactics: 7/10
  • Cooperativeness: 6/10
  • Mental: 8/10
  • Appearance: 4/10
  • Amount of Underlings: 10/10

Trivia

  • According to him, he has the most subclass out of the Servamps.
  • In the German translation his name is spelled: Hyu - although the original spelling should be Hugh (as seen on the original character song CD's).
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    Old Child's appearance in the first chapter cover.

  • In the first chapter cover, Old Child's appearance is more child like. He is shown to have more unruly hair without wearing a hat and a monocle. Instead of a sceptre, he is carrying an umbrella. The clothes he was wearing are also more normal and befitting for children.
  • In the first popularity poll Hugh came twelfth with 350 votes.
  • His star-sign is Scorpio.
  • His favorite foods are blood and chocolate parfait.
  • His favorite drinks are blood and orange juice.
  • He dislikes garlic.
  • His hobby is collecting gossip (especially if its love related) from his subclass/informants.
  • His favorite color is wine red.
  • His username on Servamphoto (a parody of Instagram) is thedarkvampire.

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