- "Humans! I praise you! Change more! Make more! And show me! Show me the power that changes this world!"
- — Annaberg proclaiming his fascination of humans
Annaberg (アナベルグ Anaberugu ) is a Crimson Denizen who appeared in New York after the Great Depression and attempted to destroy the Empire State Building to accelerate mankind's evolution. His true name is "Completely Piercing Cavern" (穿徹の洞 Sentetsu no Hora ).
Annaberg wears a trench coat over a brown suit. He wears a white shirt underneath with a blue tie and a soft hat. His unique features are that his head is a round pressure gauge and his fingers are like a poking stick.
Annaberg is an eccentric Denizen who is fascinated by human civilization and creations. However, he is bent on destroying them in order to accelerate the speed of evolution. The "acceleration of civilization" (文明の加速 bunmei no kasoku ) is something he often preaches about.
Note: This arc contains a flashback that depicts events occurring before the events of the main series.
Annaberg appears in New York in the 1930's, initially standing on a suspension bridge, when a Fūzetsu is activated. Margery quickly arrives at the scene and fires Power of Existence at him, destroying the bridge. She continues firing at him, but Annaberg manages to escape. He introduces himself to her, and reveals that he knows of Margery and Marchosias. Margery surrounds Annaberg with Power of Existence, causing a big explosion. Margery is then defeated by Sydonay. Annaberg appears and thanks Sydonay, with the latter revealing that he is Annaberg's bodyguard. Annaberg neglects killing Margery, and then asks humans to "show me the power that changes this world" before disappearing. Annaberg later marvels at the Empire State Building. He enters it, asking the building to assist him in accelerating civilisation before being engulfed in a white light.
As Margery activates a Fūzetsu, Annaberg fills the building with steam, and greets her as she enters the building. Margery turns into a werewolf and fires Power of Existence at Annaberg, who uses his abilities to escape. He later insults her, making her irritated. He runs again, saying that his steam is used to fog presence, namely the presence of Sydonay, who is on top of the building. Annaberg watches Margery and Sydonay fight. Margery activates a spell, exploding the building, but Annaberg is saved by Sydonay. Annaberg claims that she should have destroyed the building without the Fūzetsu, revealing his plan. Yurī Chvojka arrives, drilling Annaberg's arm off with his tornado of insects. He recovers and flies after Yurī, shooting balls of steam at him. Annaberg is ultimately pulverized by Yurī's tornado.
Annaberg hires Sydonay as a bodyguard and treats him with great respect because of his position as the General of Bal Masqué.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Jōki (蒸気, Steam): Annaberg can create steam from his sleeves, with its force strong enough to allow him to fly. He displays a great ability to move in the air using the steam from his sleeves like thrusters. The steam's true purpose is to distort the enemy's sense of presence, so that he can conceal his presence or Power of Existence, though this skill can backfire on him, allowing his enemy to make a surprise attack. Jōki's effect is widespread, allowing Annaberg to conceal the presence of a powerful presence such as Sydonay.
- (Annaberg proclaiming his fascination of humans): "Humans! I praise you! Change more! Make more! And show me! Show me the power that changes this world!"
- (To the Empire State Building): "The product of humans' infinite power and capacity for construction. This building shall be recorded in history as a physical proof of both aspects. Take part in my acceleration of civilization, Empire State Building!"
- (To Margery): "Honestly, why are all Flame Haze so tainted? I always thought you were all just a shell of what was once human, but you surprise me. You're not even a shell. You're nothing more than a lump of pestilence filled with murderous intentions and animosity!"
- (To Margery): "Don't you think it's amazing? All these skyscrapers... The power of humans... The power of civilization that changes how the world functions! Aim for what they do not have. Replenish if lost. I want to see where this amazing power will lead! I want to drag it closer in! Therefore... I give it to them! The loss due to flame! As a benefaction for humans who make the next advancement. Then... A power much greater than what they have now will rise from the ashes. A power of civilization that changes the world. By my hands! With my flame! What a great entertainment! What a great sensation!"
- (Annaberg's last words): "This can't be happening... How could I die to a Flame Haze...? To a human shell that thinks of nothing other than revenge..."
- Annaberg has the same FUNimation English voice actor as Gyūki.
|Unaffiliated Crimson Realm Characters|
|Crimson Denizen||Annaberg • Kasha • Nitika • Sorath • Tiriel • Ukobach|
|Crimson Lord||Friagne • Pheles • Gavida • Ōnamuchi|
|Rinne||Lauretta • Marianne • Nina • Pinion|
|Torch and Mystes||Johann • Tenmoku Ikko • User of Grotesque Chakram|
|"Heir to Both Worlds"||Justus|