Dlanor A. Knox
|Dlanor A. Knox|
|First Appearance||End of the Golden Witch|
|Portrayed By||Miyuki Sawashiro|
"DIE THE DEATH! SENTENCE TO DEATH! GREAT EQUALIZER IS THE DEATH!"—Dlanor A. Knox
Dlanor A. Knox is a member of Eiserne Jungfrau, the 7th District Repentance Enforcement Agency of the Great Court of Heaven, the Head Inquisitor of Heresy and a first class archbishop. She is commonly known as "Dlanor of the Ten Wedges". Her father was a legendary Inquisitor of Heresy, but he broke the rules and was executed. Dlanor was the one who interrogated and executed him. Since that time, she has stopped growing, and both her body and mind remain eternally those of a young girl. Her primary weapons are the "Red Key" and the "Blue Key", which take the form of a long sword and a short sword, respectively.
She gets the name "Death Sentence Dlanor" because, though Inquisitors of Heresy normally judge their targets to see whether they deserve the death penalty or not, Dlanor, as Head Inquisitor, is only dispatched after a case has been vigorously inspected by the Great Court. Therefore, the very act of dispatching her is equivalent to a death sentence.
Dlanor appears as a short girl with lavender "drill" hair and amber eyes. She is always seen in her Inquisitor outfit with large golden armor decorating her left arm.
Dlanor is a very stoic character.
- Dlanor's father is English detective fiction author Ronald A. Knox who, in 1929, assembled a list of rules for writing detective fiction, known in-universe as Knox's Decalogue.
- Dlanor is Ronald spelled backwards.
- Dlanor frequent utterance of "DEATH" is the result of a speech quirk. In Japanese, the end of Dlanor's sentences are written in katakana, which was translated as the use of capital letters. As a result, many of Dlanor's sentences end with "DEATH" as "DEATH" is similar sounding to "desu", a copula that is frequently the last word in Japanese sentences.