Curry de Marche (カリー・ド・マルシェ, Karī do Marushe?), formerly known as Killshtine (空柩のキルシュタイン, Sora Hitsugi no Kirushutain?, lit. "Killshtine of the Sky Coffin"), is a Dead Apostle who is said to have started Ciel's obsession with curry.

Background[edit | edit source]

Curry de Marche was supposedly fought by Ciel when she sent on her first assignment to India. Before he was killed by Ciel, he wanted to have her eat the curry he prepared before it got too cold. He said that it was the "supreme dish that can be called a treasure of our planet", and having ate it, she developed her love for the food and didn't kill him. The Church doesn't really care about his existence, taking the stance "It won't hurt to just let him be", so he cooperates with them in terminating other vampires.

His existence outside of being a parody character is dubious. The story in which he appears is described as "probably about half true."[1] The story of Ciel's love of curry is described as "Up until Curry Du Marche, it's all true."[2] Nasu also says "Yeah, pretty much. (Laughs)" when asked if the background is canon.[3] He is referenced in Fate/strange Fake when Hansa Cervantes says, "I don't mind overlooking a Dead Apostle who lives quietly and humbly, suppressing their urges. Speaking of which, I've heard there's a Dead Apostle who's obsessed with human food and resists their instincts to keep cooking... I wonder if it's true."[4]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Curry's great love of curry makes it so he doesn't want to drink blood anymore, so he only takes in the minimum amount in order to survive.

Role[edit | edit source]

Curry appears in the "Tsukihime of the Day" manga that was later collected in Plus Period. The manga, described as "probably about half true", is meant to explain Ciel's love of curry.[1] His backstory and personality are also elaborated on in two interviews.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Curry has a strange special ability that can change the nature of an object, and his true intention is to use it to make human blood taste like curry. While he has not achieved the power, he wishes to overcome the Twenty-seven Dead Apostle Ancestors. When driven away, he promises to make Shiki Tohno taste like curry first.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1
    [v] Tsukihime Dokuhon PlusPeriod - TSUKIHIME Dictionary: Ciel [Person's name], p.179-180

    Ciel [Person's name]
    One of the heroines in Tsukihime. A mysterious upperclassman. At the beginning of the game, she planted a suggestion in both Shiki and the players' heads that she was just an ordinary, strangely named sempai that they already knew. Also, glasses.
    In truth, she is the newest member of the Church's inquisition force, the Burial Agency, and is tasked with punishing the Dead Apostle Roa. She infiltrated Shiki's school because she suspected him of being Roa's reincarnation, but in the process of observing him she ended up being charmed by him instead. It wasn't something as simple as falling in love, of course. It's just that she was moved by the fact that Shiki could lead such a carefree life despite having experienced death just like she had.
    Due to a certain contradiction, she is an existence that cannot die no matter what happens. She is trying to destroy Roa in order to resolve this state of affairs. She boasts excellent reflexes, and is number seven in the Burial Agency despite her young age. She's not just skilled in martial arts, though. The knowledge of sorcery that she inherited from Roa is equivalent to that possessed by a magus of the rank of Grand – the highest rank in the Association. Even in the Church, where sorcery is officially forbidden, this is regarded as a highly useful asset. However, Ciel herself hates drawing on Roa's knowledge.
    Within the Burial Agency she is known as "Bow", due to her preference for using projectile weapons. She fights using all sorts of projectiles – not just throwing swords, but guns as well. In fact, the one responsible for changing the Seventh Holy Scripture from a beast's horn into its current shape was actually Ciel.
    Before she was part of the Burial Agency, she was the daughter of a baker. Her dream was to become a cake maker, and she already had some skill at making sweets.
    …Though it seems she has no interest in making Western-style sweets anymore, on account of it dredges up memories of the past.
    Her reputation as a curry lover has grown with each successive appearance, and at this point her name itself is synonymous with the stuff. As for why she loves curry so much, Takeuchi made a manga about it. It's probably about half true.
    Always seems to end up playing second-fiddle to the other heroines. Maybe it's because of her magnanimous, all-forgiving nature?
    Oh, well, at least her hand-to-hand combat action in Melty Blood ended up being really cool, since she was conceived of as a battle-type heroine from the very start.


  2. Staff Roundtable - The Second Night
  3. TYPE-MOON Long Interview - Kanwa Tsukihime - The Indian Dead Apostle
  4. Fate/strange Fake Volume 2, Chapter 4: "A Battle Without Heroic Spirits"
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