- "Until the moment of your death, you worried about the daughter you left behind. Yes. I'll write that into the lid of the cat box."
- — Eva to Kyrie
Eva Ushiromiya (右代宮 絵羽 Ushiromiya Eba ) is the eldest daughter of the Ushiromiya family and the second child of Kinzo, ranked the third of all family members. She's hostile towards her brother Krauss and takes a stance to confront him in every way possible, from issues of the fortune to the succession of the head of the family. Originally she would have lost her place in the register of the Ushiromiya family when she got married, but since she made her husband, who took her family name, be recognized, the whole story forcibly came to a halt.
- Hideyoshi Ushiromiya - husband
- George Ushiromiya - son
- Kinzo Ushiromiya - father
- Battler Ushiromiya - nephew
- Jessica Ushiromiya - niece
- Maria Ushiromiya - niece
- Ange Ushiromiya - niece/adoptive daughter
- Krauss Ushiromiya - older brother/rival
- Rudolf Ushiromiya - younger brother
- Rosa Ushiromiya - younger sister
- Natsuhi Ushiromiya - sister-in-law
- Kyrie Ushiromiya - sister-in-law
- Lion Ushiromiya - nephew/paternal half brother
- Sayo Yasuda - niece/paternal half-sister
- Beatrice Ushiromiya- younger paternal half-sister
- EVA-Beatrice - imaginary friend/witch counterpart
Eva is sly and the only Ushiromiya sibling who openly want steal the headship of the family business from Krauss, while Rudolf and Rosa are only focusing on the gold. She's held a deep rivalry with Krauss ever since she was young, mainly because Eva has always seen herself as the best of Kinzo's children; sincerely believes that she has always been the smartest, most cultured, and most talented of all the siblings, thus making her the most capable and worthy of being the head of the Ushiromiya family. However, because she was born a woman and after Krauss, she was told by both Kinzo and Krauss that she should focus on learning to be a good wife. That angered her even more and caused her to study harder to gain her father's approval. For this reason, when she had George, she instilled her own ambitions onto him from the earliest age and forced him to study and work hard for every little thing with the sole purpose of making him a better heir than all the other cousins in the eyes of her father. Eva even went so far to the point of organizing for him an arranged marriage against his own will.
Eva seems to enjoy to hurt the people she considers inferior to her and underestimates anyone she does not consider to be as smart or as ambitious as her. She has also always looked down on Rosa and verbally abused her sister throughout Rosa's all childhood. Even now she is an middle-aged adult woman, she still makes snide and spiteful remarks against Rosa and Maria, insulting and verbally attacking her younger sister even when this latter didn't do anything to deserve it. In Requiem of the Golden Witch, she's also stated that she recognizes when Rudolf is lying.
She shows her worst by insulting, harassing and constantly mocking Natsuhi, just because she's her brother's wife, and cruelly mistreating Shannon when she sees her getting too close with George, saying that Shannon is worth very little as a human being and is too low for her son because of the girl's status as a servant.
Despite her unpleasant personality shown in all games, Eva does have a soft side and she is capable of showing kindness according to her husband Hideyoshi. She loves her family a lot and constantly worries about George's future; there are times when she knows that she has always been using George as a way of getting revenge on Krauss, who had a daughter instead of a son and she's worried that George hates her for it.
After the Rokkenjima Incident, she wanted to begin a new life with Ange, but after being constantly pushed away by her, Eva started to lose her mind and became abusive towards Ange, making many enemies in the meantime. It is also said that after that incident Eva becomes unable to trust anyone.
However, despite their bad relationship and her cruel abuse towards of the girl, Eva cares a lot about her niece enough to decide to act consciously as a bad guardian against her, masking her refusal to reveal the truth of the massacre as a way to torment Ange when she does not reveal it to her because she knows very well that she would suffer and would not go on with her life. This is well reflected with the existence of EVA-Beatrice.
Eva is a middle-age woman with fair skin and ginger hair tied up in a bun, held together with a purple hairpin. She has black eyes in the original sound novel, but has purple eyes in the anime and PS3 adaptation.
She is shown wearing a Black Ao Dai (Purple in the PS3 and Anime Adaptions) with golden one-winged eagles. She also wears two gloves, of which one is shorter than the other, which reveals the one-winged eagle tattooed on her arm. She also wears a pink bracelet, white pants and black shoes. She is usually seen holding something (frequently a hand fan).
Role In the GamesEdit
Was killed in the second twilight.
Found on the bed of a guest room inside the mansion, with a weapon resembling an ice-pick sticking out of her forehead.
Was killed in the first twilight.
Her corpse was found in the chapel. The direct cause of death is unknown, but it seems her stomach was cut open and her intestines pulled out after her death. On top of that, sweets and candies were stuffed into her stomach.
Everyone has a stomach filled with sweet dreams.
In this episode, Eva solves The Witch's Epitaph after the first twilight, rewarding her with the gold and the position of head of the Ushiromiya family. She attempts to keep this secret from the rest of the family, but is found out by Rosa. From a magical perspective, this leads to the birth of EVA-Beatrice, a witch with her appearance of when she was a young girl who starts to murder the rest of the family in order to keep the gold all to herself.
From a real investigative perspective, Eva falls under much suspicion, especially after Hideyoshi's death, and has no alibi for her that could protect her from being accused of the murders. She eventually turns out to be the murderer, shooting and killing Battler at the end of the episode. Eva winds up becoming the only survivor and returns from Rokkenjima safely, staying with her niece Ange.
Due to the mystery surrounding the Rokkenjima Incident, Eva is accused of being the culprit by the public despite the lack of plausible evidence, and eventually falls ill and dies for the same psychophysical stress of her father to which she is subjected.
Was killed in the first twilight by the Chiesters.
Her corpse was found in the dining hall. About half of her head was destroyed. It's probably reasonable to assume that she was murdered with a powerful gun or something similar.
However, the witnesses don't believe she was killed with a gun...
1998 Character Sheet Edit
After being repeatedly hospitalized because of psychogenic stress, she has already died in the world of 1998 due to acute heart failure.
She lived her later years in isolation, with no one to understand her, and is the only survivor from Rokkenjima. The media gave her the name "Queen of Suspicion".
She continued to make reckless expansions of her business just like Kinzo had done in the past, which earned her many enemies.
By her later years, she was doing it merely to harass people, as if she enjoyed it, rather than for financial gain.
And it was all for the sake of Ange, who would eventually succeed her.
Alive by the time of the game's suspension.
As part of the love trial, Eva is targeted by George. George reveals to her that he plans on marrying Shannon, much to her dismay; she transforms into EVA-Beatrice and begins attacking him. After a lengthy battle, Eva is killed. Later, Erika tries to examine her corpse.
Her corpse was found in the VIP Room.
Furudo Erika didn't perform a proper investigation, so the details of the cause of death are unknown.
Her corpse was found in the VIP room.
Her neck was completely severed by a blade.
The most perfect kind of corpse, both impossible to mistakenly identify and completely recognizable.
Eva was the only survivor of the Rokkenjima Massacre, escaping to the Kuwadorian mansion. As the sole known survivor of the event, she lives the rest of her life enduring vicious rumors that she murdered her family. She adopts Ange and becomes her legal guardian; in spite of vindictiveness towards Ange, she actually loved her as a daughter and hired Amakusa to protect Ange.
While Eva is the only person who knows the truth behind the incident on Rokkenjima, she reveals the actual events to no one, thus neither confirming nor denying the rumors. The only known record of what truly happened on Rokkenjima was detailed in a diary written by Eva, who refused to allow anyone to read it.
- The name Eva means "life" or "living one" in Hebrew.
- Even though Eva is shown to be very cruel, it is revealed in Dawn of the Golden Witch that all her cruelty was done to help George and that she wanted nothing more than for him to have a good life. It is also revealed in Twilight of the Golden Witch that both Eva and EVA-Beatrice truly care for Ange and her well-being.
- According to Tetsuro Okonogi, Kinzo believed that Eva was more intelligent and competent than Krauss, and regretted the decision to make Krauss the next head. He further believes that the test of the epitaph was to indirectly name Eva as the next head of the Ushiromiya family.
- Miki Itō is the same seiyuu (voice actor) of Takano Miyo of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.
- Due to the presence of the one-winged eagle tattoo, fans speculate that Rudolf, Krauss and Rosa all have the tattoo but on different limbs.
- Eva's birthday is on 10/21 and her blood type is A.
- Even though she is the sole survivor of the Rokkenjima Massacre, she dies in five out of the eight games.
- In Legend of the Golden Witch, it is stated that Eva is three years older than Natsuhi Ushiromiya.