"People can kill over money."
— Rudolf to George
SPOILER WARNING: Plot details follow.

Rudolf Ushiromiya (右代宮 留弗夫 Ushiromiya Rudorufu?) is Kinzo's third child and second son, and the father of Battler and Ange. Together with his sister Eva, at the family meeting he strengthens the goal of not allowing the eldest brother Krauss monopolize their father's fortune. He lost his previous wife, Asumu, six years ago and afterwards immediately entered his second wife Kyrie in the family register.


Umineko no Naku Koro ni

Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru

Anime Adaptation

Manga Adaptation

PS3 Remake

PSP Remake

Ougon Musou Kyoku



Rudolf is shown to be sly and cunning. He had a talent to do things that are boderline swindles or illegal and running away with it even when he was in his university years where he sold party tickets. He is heartless to those he swindled and thinks it is not any of his business when he drove some of them to commit suicide. Rudolf is also a playboy who attracted and toyed with many women's feeling thinking that it is fun to see them fight over him. All this as Ange said made him a horrible person.

However, he is also shown to be similar to Battler especially when he was younger that he is also the Ushiromiya sibling to be the energetic one and the one joking around. They are also both stuborn and refused to make up even though neither are angry at each other after a while until 6 years later. When he was younger and was told that there are wolves in the forest, he said that he wanted to pat them causing Kinzo to change the story to witches in the forest. This scared him and cause him to cling to Krauss for a while. When his sister Rosa was still a child, Rudolf tormented her and bullied more than Krauss and Eva together, flirted with the servants occasionally to deprive her of the company of someone to play with and make friends and he went so far as to destroy her toys (something that Rosa herself in her adult years would unconsciously replicate with her daughter). However, by growing up he expressed regret about how he behaved with her when they were younger.

Despite always teasing Battler, he is also shown to care about him and even gave Asumu's parents money to take care of him as well as take note of what is happening to Battler in school. He also love guns and enjoys watching many western films.

Role In the GamesEdit

Legend of the Golden WitchEdit

His corpse was found inside the rose garden storehouse. His face seems to have been smashed after death. He has a right to lament his ill fortune.

Turn of the Golden WitchEdit

His corpse was found inside the chapel.The immediate cause of death is uncertain, but it seems his stomach was cut open and his intestines were pulled out after his death. And also, sweets were stuffed into his stomach. So, sweetly like the sweets,we want to be naive.

Banquet of the Golden WitchEdit

Died in the hall of the mansion his forehead pierced by a stake-shaped weapon. From here on, a stake must be the finishing blow. How vulgar.

Alliance of the Golden WitchEdit


His body was found in the dining hall.His head was half destroyed.It is probably appropriate to think that he was murdered with something like a powerful gun. However, the witnesses don't believe that he was killed with a gun.

End of the Golden WitchEdit

Alive at the time of Games suspension.

Dawn of the Golden WitchEdit

Alive at the time of Games suspension.

Requiem of the Golden WitchEdit

Rokkenjima MassacreEdit

In the Tea Party it is revealed that Rudolf and Kyrie are the true culprits of the Rokkenjima Mass Murder Incident. After discovering the gold along with the other adults he and Kyrie came up with a plan to take it all for themselves by murdering everyone on the island and escaping to Kuwadorian with the gold. Rudolf and Kyrie then call each of the children one by one, with Rudolf assigned to kill George. After killing him, his plan with Kyrie are ruined by Eva who he thought was dead. Rudolf is killed by Eva thus putting an end to his killings. She shot him in the chest before shooting him in the head.

Twilight of the Golden WitchEdit

In Bernkastel's game he ends up being the culprit along with Battler and Kyrie.


  • "Compared to George-kun, there's nothing about Battler I can brag about. If he was kidnapped and we were threatened with a ransom of ten billion, I'd feel like sticking a bow on the guy and letting them have him. On top of that, he's idiotic and reckless. He talks about grand dreams and things that couldn't be done. I guess in that way, he's a super idiot worth the equivalent of ten billion more idiots. But I'm sure that guy could do things that even a group of ten billion average people couldn't do. Well, I'm pretty sure he'll fall flat on his face. The world isn't easy. But at the very least, there's no doubt that watching over his life will be more pleasant than looking at ten billion average people."
  • "All the trust in the world isn't worth a good banknote."


  • His birthday is on 9/29 and his blood type is 0.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.