All of the information in these charts is taken either from the manga or from The Yasuko Aoike Character Guide Book; a Japanese fan was generous enough to translate some excerpts from it for us. Well, okay, I figured out the Enneagram and Myers-Briggs part myself.

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Name

Dorian Red, Earl of Gloria

Major Klaus Heinz von dem Eberbach

Height

185 cm, or 6’1/2"

188 cm, or 6'1 & 1/2"

Weight

70 kg (154 lbs)

79 kg (174 lbs)

Date of Birth

July 28, between 1956-58

May 15, between 1950-1955

Blood Type

B

O

Myers-Briggs Personality Type

ESTP

ISTJ

Enneagram Type

7

8

Astrological Sign

Leo

Taurus

Meaning of Name

"Gift"

"Conqueror of men"

Home

Castle Gloria, North Downs, England

Schloss Eberbach, Bonn, Germany

Languages Spoken Fluently

English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese

German, English, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Russian

 

 

Eroica Fanon Vs. Canon

Just because an idea is fanon and not canon is no reason not to use it in fanfic. However, it is useful to know the difference.

 

Fanon

Canon

Dorian wears rose-scented perfume.

It is a tradition of Japanese manga to indicate someone's mood by drawing tiny pictures around that person; guns to indicate that Klaus is dangerous, patches to indicate that James is stingy, or roses to indicate that Dorian is romantic. Westerners have interpreted this as rose perfume in Dorian's case. However, in the side story Seduction on the Rhine a young girl tells Dorian that he wears the same cologne as her late father, which would seem to imply that Dorian wears a man's cologne, rather than a feminine one such as rose scent.

Klaus has a flat in Bonn.

No evidence in canon.

Klaus has a private office at work.

No evidence in canon.

Klaus was engaged once, but it didn't work out.

No evidence in canon.

Agent Z is in love with Klaus.

Z's feelings could be interpreted that way, but they could just as easily be interpreted as hero worship. Nothing in canon overtly supports this theory.

The Chief's last name is Titterswell or Twitterswell.

We're never told the Chief's last name. Fanwriter BT dubbed him "Titterswell", and some subsequent writers who copied her got it wrong and called him "Twitterswell".

Klaus's butler is named Dominick.

Recently Aoike-san revealed that the butler's name is Conrad Hinkel.

The Chief is having an affair with Agent G.

The Chief has certainly expressed lecherous interest in G, and Klaus has rebuked him for it more than once. However, in "Alaskan Tale", in which the alphabets were all sent temporarily to Alaska, G says, "Wanna go back to Germany now; don't care if the Chief is creepy." This would seem to imply that G has not returned the Chief's interest.

Dorian regularly works for NATO as a contractor.

Dorian has worked for NATO exactly once; the story is told in the issues "Hallelujah Express" and "Veni Vidi Vici". He's gotten involved with Klaus's missions on other occasions, but he was never officially hired again.

Klaus has a title of nobility.

Since he grew up in a castle and his family is a branch of the Hapsburgs, it's a reasonable assumption. However, titles don't actually mean anything in Germany today, they are mere traditions with no power attached, and we are never told what that title might be.

Dorian has had more lovers than you can shake a stick at.

Dorian is an incorrigible flirt, but the only person we know he's had sex with is Lord Price, who raped Dorian when he was 13 and bribed him with a (forged) painting to keep quiet about it. Though it is strongly implied that Dorian's had an intermittent affair with James.

Dorian is a pagan.

In canon, Dorian says that he is an atheist. We don't have any reason to think differently.

Dorian calls Klaus "darling".

No evidence in canon.

Klaus has terrible taste in ties.

They don't seem that bad to me.

Klaus's father is practically Darth Vader and Klaus is petrified of him.

In canon, we see very little of Eberbach Sr. We know that he is apt to berate Klaus for not being married yet or for not running the family estates well enough. We also know that Klaus learned the tank song from his father, and there are other scattered references in canon to Papa Eberbach's love of music; his tastes seem to be on the romantic side.
In "Vacation Orders", there is a flashback to when Klaus first went to boarding school; his father told him, "Klaus Heinz von dem Eberbach, on your honor and as my son, work hard at your study and sports, and become a just, strong man. All right?" But this inspiring passage was not included in the fan translation, unfortunately; I only know it because Masae was kind enough to translate those panels for me.
In short, there is nothing in canon to justify the fearsome image Western fanon has of Papa Eberbach. He seems to have a strong personality, and to have high expectations for his son, but he doesn't show any signs of oppressive cruelty. Klaus certainly acts respectfully towards his father; in "Midnight Collector" we see Klaus snap to attention when he answers the phone and realizes that it's his father calling, and in the original Japanese, he uses the formal mode of address towards him. I think that Klaus's gestures of deep respect to his father are partly motivated by Klaus's own self-image; as my friend Duchess put it, "Disrespecting one's parent is Not Done in Klausland." On the other hand, at the end of "Seven Days In September", Klaus tells his visiting father that he has to work, and the issue ends with Klaus taking a peaceful nap in his office, having successfully escaped hearing his father tell the story of General Rommel again.
In private correspondence with me, many Japanese fans have made references to Klaus's love and/or respect for his father; it never occurs to them to see Eberbach Sr. as the ogre of Western fanfic. Aoike-san probably did not intend to make him an ogre.

 

 

More Eroica canon information can be found at Eroica Center, an LJ comm. They have translated details about James, Z, and Mischa, and have also translated some of the sources from which I got the information for these charts.

Someone was kind enough to share this with the Eroica list. It came from an online horoscope generator, no longer online, designed to tell you if two people were a compatible couple:

LEO AND TAURUS
Leo's sovereign right to rule runs smack up against Taurus's determination to have its own way. Both are fixed signs, so neither will give an inch. Leo merely becomes angrier and Taurus more obstinate. Thrifty Taurus is also appalled at Leo's careless spending habits. Taurus is cautious and deliberate; Leo expansive and extravagant. Taurus stubbornly refuses to give Leo constant worship, and Leo is too self-centered to give Taurus the devotion it needs. Leo is much more exuberant than Taurus, both in and out of the bedroom. Too many personality conflicts here.

 

"As to civility and politeness, how can we expect to find them in one who imagines that such things would make him look effeminate and that they would be a hindrance to his work, especially when he thinks it his duty, instead of talking and looking like other men, to frighten everyone he meets with a volley of oaths?"
~Niccolo Machiavelli, The Art of War

 

"'Mr. Z' tries to divert his homosexual desires by forcing himself to frequent brothels."
~Krafft-Ebing
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