This character appears in Umineko no Naku Koro ni.

Willard H. Wright

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Willard H. Wright
ウィラード・H・ライト
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Character Information
ClassificationAngel
TitleChief Inquisitor of the SSVD
Also Known AsWizard-Hunting Wright
Wright of the Twenty Wedges
GenderMale
Hair ColorRed
Eye ColorGolden
First AppearanceRequiem of the Golden Witch
Portrayed ByHiroki Takahasi
Relationships
See also: Willard in Ōgon Musōkyoku
"Don't think too deeply about it. You'll just get a headache."
—Willard H. Wright, Requiem of the Golden Witch
Willard H. Wright (ウィラード・H・ライト Wirādo H. Raito?) is the Chief Inquisitor of Heresy at the SSVD, the 8th District Repentance Enforcement Agency of the Great Court of Heaven. He serves as the protagonist of Requiem of the Golden Witch.

Profile

Background

Appearance

Willard appears as a slim man with golden eyes and auburn hair containing a single streak of bright red. He wears a white shirt under a blue longcoat. A purple sash is tied around his waist and two brown belts cross his body. He wears a thin necklace with a golden anchor.

Though usually unseen, Willard carries a black-and-white sword that he uses to slice through illusions.

Personality

Willard sometimes speaks in a brusque manner, which earns him the occasional ire of Lion. Otherwise, he maintains a relatively neutral personality, often preferring to mirror the level of formality used by whomever he is speaking to. He remains impartial, to the best of his abilities, when it comes to the nature of magic and the Beatrice. Willard is a firm believer in the importance of motive in mysteries, a belief shared by Battler Ushiromiya.

Plot

Requiem of the Golden Witch

Willard serves as the protagonist of Requiem of the Golden Witch and is forced to play a game against Bernkastel. His objective is to solve the murder of Beatrice. To help his investigation, Bernkastel gives him a new piece: Lion Ushiromiya. Together, the pair interrogate several members of the Ushiromiya family about three different Beatrices; they ask Rosa Ushiromiya about her experience with Beatrice Ushiromiya, Kinzo Ushiromiya about his experiences with Beatrice Castiglioni, and Maria Ushiromiya about the nature of the witch Beatrice.

After hearing the story of Sayo Yasuda from Clair Vaux Bernardus, Willard determines the two culprits responsible for "killing" Beatrice. Bernkastel releases him from the game and he leaves the Fragment. He returns during the Tea Party to save Lion from Bernkastel's cruelty.

Twilight of the Golden Witch

Willard reappears during the Halloween after-party, now under the protection of Lambdadelta. After the Goats swarm Rokkenjima, Willard helps protect the lower floor of the mansion. He saves Ronove from the onslaught of anti-fantasy Goats but is nearly killed by an anti-mystery Goat before being saved himself by BATTLER.

Trivia

See also