Frederica Bernkastel

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Frederica Bernkastel
フレデリカ ベルンカステル
Frederica bernkastel.png
Character Information
Gender Female
Hair Color Blue
Eye Color Purple
First Appearance Matsuribayashi-hen
Portrayed By Yukari Tamura
Relationships Rika Furude (original existence)

Frederica Bernkastel (フレデリカ ベルンカステル Furederika Berunkasuteru?) is a mysterious character in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, appearing only once, in a secret ending to Matsuribayashi-hen. She also writes the poems that appear in every arc in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. Frederica Bernkastel looks very similar to Rika Furude as well as the witch Bernkastel in Umineko no Naku Koro ni.

Trivia

  • Frederica shares many traits with several other characters in the When They Cry franchise.
    • Frederica is strongly connected to Rika Furude, the fragment-hopping protagonist of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.
      • Frederica and Rika Furude share a similar appearance and name.
      • Both Frederica and Rika Furude are voiced by Yukari Tamura.
      • The name "Frederica" is derived from "Furude Rika".
      • There is a theory stating that Frederica was born from Rika's despair and hopelessness following Tsumihoroboshi-hen. This theory has been confirmed by Ryukishi07.[1]
    • Frederica is strongly connected to Bernkastel, the fragment-hopping witch of Umineko no Naku Koro ni.
      • Frederica and the witch Bernkastel share a similar appearance and name.
      • Both Frederica and the witch Bernkastel are voiced by Yukari Tamura.
      • It is likely that Frederica is a younger version of the witch Bernkastel.
    • Frederica is loosely connected to Erika Furudo, a piece created to be in the witch Bernkastel's image.
      • Frederica and Erika Furudo share a similar appearance and name.
      • Erika uses duct tape seals that read "E. Furudo Frederica Bernkastel".

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