This character appears in Umineko no Naku Koro ni.

Eva Ushiromiya

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Eva Ushiromiya
右代宮 絵羽
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Character Information
ClassificationHuman
TitleChairman (in 1998)
Also Known AsAneki (by Rudolf Ushiromiya)
GenderFemale
Age50
Hair ColorGinger
Eye ColorViolet
First AppearanceLegend of the Golden Witch
Portrayed ByMiki Ito
Relationships

"There was a time when I thought of money as such a worthless thing. I thought, there are so many things in this world that you can't buy with money. But now I understand that that's just a lie! It was just an excuse that have-nots make for themselves!!"

—Eva Ushiromiya, Banquet of the Golden Witch

Profile

Kinzo's second child.

She is hostile towards her brother Krauss and opposes him whenever she can, from issues dealing with the family fortune to the question of who will succeed the family headship.

Normally, she would have lost her place in the Ushiromiya family register upon her marriage, but she managed to forcibly overcome this by having her husband take her family name.

Background

Eva is the only survivor of the Rokkenjima massacre and becomes the sole inheritor of the family's wealth. After the massacre, Eva adopts Ange Ushiromiya, Kyrie Ushiromiya's daughter and the only other living member of the Ushiromiya family. In April 1987, as she is unable to claim the family's inheritance because they were not yet legally declared dead, Eva sold Kinzo's collection of valuable occult books at auction to accrue money.

Appearance

Eva appears as a woman with fair skin and ginger hair tied into a bun, held together with a purple hairpin. She wears a purple cheongsam, two black gloves of unequal length, a pink bracelet, white pants, and black shoes. She has the One-Winged Eagle imprinted all along her cheongsam and tattooed on her left arm.

Personality

Eva is often portrayed greedy and spiteful. While initially unconcerned with the family headship, she later became obsessed with gaining power within the family as a means of getting back at her brother Krauss for his self-importance regarding his status as next in line for the headship. As a result, Eva attempted to conceive a child before Krauss's wife Natsuhi. Natsuhi's status as "first wife" of the Ushiromiya family causes great resentment within Eva, who frequently attacks and demeans Natsuhi in an effort to appear better than her. After George's birth, Eva sought to make him admirable and ideal in every way so that he may one day ascend to the headship as well.

However, Eva's mothering nature leads her to be very protective of children; she adopts Ange after the Rokkenjima massacre and attempts to bond with her, though the then-adolescent Ange rebuked these attempts. Eva carries the truth of the massacre to her grave in order to protect Ange from the pain of knowing what had actually occurred.

After discovering Kinzo's gold in Banquet of the Golden Witch, Eva states that she wishes to use the money to bail out her husband's company and leave the rest to her son George. She later states that she wants this because she believes George, instead of her older brother Krauss, is the true successor to the Ushiromiya family.

Plot

Requiem of the Golden Witch

In the Tea Party, Eva's distrusting nature leads her to hysterically believe that Beatrice is tricking the siblings in regards to how the detonation switch to Rokkenjima's explosives works. This nearly results in the destruction of the island, however Beatrice is proven to be telling the truth once the clock strikes midnight and no explosives go off. When Rudolf and Kyrie begin massacring everyone on the island, Eva narrowly survives and later kills both of them before escaping to the Kuwadorian. She is the sole survivor of the Rokkenjima massacre.

Twilight of the Golden Witch

During the Halloween party, Eva serves as Ange's assistant for the quiz games. After Ange successfully solves Eva's riddle, Eva laments that she wasn't able to be a proper mother to Ange after the Rokkenjima massacre.

Trivia

  • Eva is the first person shown in-game to solve the witch's epitaph.
  • Though her husband smokes, Eva herself hates cigarettes.
  • George claims that Eva originally wanted a daughter.

See also