Cartaphilus (カルタフィルス Karutofirusu) is an antagonist, a monster in the form of a human and seemingly immortal with high regenerative abilities. He prefers the name Joseph. The first time he is called Cartaphilus, there is a tinge of malice to his smile.
Cartaphilus has a body of a boy in his early teens, but his body seems to hold something much larger and more sinister. He has no left arm, so he replaces it with others that he has stolen such as Renfred's. His hair is long and straight, with bangs that he uses to cover his eye when Renfred shoots him.
Cartaphilus wears a long coat, shorts, and a striped shirt underneath suit and vest.
He detests feeling pain and suffering, fearing the day when he will decay. He has no qualms, however inflicting misery on other living things. He lacks motive, and does what he wants with no repressions. He lacks a reasonable motive for his actions and is quick to lose interest.
He hates when Elias calls him by Cartaphilus.
He is older than Elias, as he calls him "little one." Lore relates to the story of The Wandering Jew: The son of God cursed Cartaphilus to walk the earth, holding no clear intention nor with a purpose.
He is the reason the stagnation by the pond exists. Years ago, he told a man that cats actually had nine lives, by taking them away, he could create a potion that gave their vitality to a human. With it, he could save his wife from illness. By following Cartaphilus, the man killed many cats and the potion he created caused his wife to decay in front of him. Cartaphilus then states that his true intention was to see if a human could resist over the curse of a beast, and the man went mad.
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