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I never said you were arrogant—confident, more like. It’s not necessarily a bad thing. And exactly what were you expecting if we’re all so uninteresting? Did you think we’d have dragon heads and flames coming out of our ears?
that would be a good start.
Well, hey, Calcifer. I’m Shang. It’s nice to meet you, but apparently you already knew that…you’re rather sure of yourself, aren’t you?
I’m not arrogant. Just bored. You people are all so uninteresting.
The pleasure’s mine? Well, Calcifer, you’re Howl and Markl’s cousin, aren’t you? It’ll be nice having someone else around the house, since Howl doesn’t tend to be around much. Welcome to the island.
doubtless I’ll be the only one doing any real work around here.
Calcifer | Age: 23 | FC: Daito Shunsuke | TAKEN.
Calcifer wasn’t always accustomed to living alongside people. In fact, he was a very powerful fire demon — he was originally a falling star. Howl, while still a boy, had managed to catch him before he fell to earth and extinguished. He became a part of a magical contract with Howl, in which Howl exchanged his heart for some kind of power. The contract granted Calcifer an extended life, as long as Howl remained alive himself. However, it binds the two together, and whatever one feels, the other can feel as well. Demons also seem to bring out the worst traits of their partner, and Howl became much more self-centered and vain after his contract with Calcifer began, leaving his schooling and going into hiding. After the creation of Howl’s castle, Calcifer was bound to the fireplace, and cannot move beyond the bounds of the hearth without Howl’s help. Calcifer’s main job was not only to move the castle itself, but also heat the water and provide any power. Although bound, he has a great amount of magic, and he sees his chance of escaping the contract with Howl after the arrival of Sophie Hatter, who is under the influence of a curse. He offers to break the spell on her, if she can figure out how to break his contract with Howl. Reluctantly, the deal is made. Calcifer remains there, not truly playing a big part in the events unfolding until later, when the Witch of the Waste unintentionally made Calcifer sick by destroying a peeping bug using him. This lowers the castle’s security, and their location is found by Suliman’s henchmen, which pushes Howl to go out and fight, to defend them after healing Calcifer. Sophie takes matters in her own hands to save Howl, and moves Calcifer from the fireplace by force, causing the castle to collapse. She offers Calcifer a piece of her hair to give him strength enough to move what’s left of the castle. However, the Witch of the Waste discovers Howl’s heart in Calcifer, and refuses to let him go. Sophie pours water on Calcifer to make her let go of the heart, making Calcifer lose his power, and the segment of the castle is split, causing Sophie and Heen to fall down a chasm. After they return, alongside Howl, Sophie places Calcifer on Howl’s chest, returning his heart to him, and setting Calcifer free. He takes off into the sky, initially excited with his freedom, but he returns a few minutes later, clearly because he would miss everyone, but he insists it’s because it looks like it’s going to rain. It seemed as though all was a “happily ever after”, but that wasn’t the case when a storm decided to hit.
Calcifer was initially a little annoyed by the fact that he didn’t have any of his memories after turning up on the island. He feels strange in his own body sometimes, like he isn’t meant to be on the ground. He didn’t dwell too long on his lost memories, however, even if he likes to bring it up on occassion. He was set up in a rather strange, rickety house alongside Sophie, and his cousin’s Howl and Markl. The latter two and Calcifer work in the magic shop, although often business is slow. There’s something about Howl that Calcifer can’t quite put his finger on, but as much as he may complain about certain things — he’s certainly not one to keep his opinions to himself — but he finds himself doing whatever Howl told him to most of the time, even if he doesn’t want to. In general, Calcifer isn’t entirely trustworthy, given that he was a demon in his life before the island, even though he doesn’t remember. Making a deal with him wouldn’t be a very wise decision, because he’s very good at finding loopholes that allow him not to follow up on his end of the bargain, or the end of the deal the other person ends up with, is highly impossible and not likely to happen. If a deal is fulfilled however, he will keep his end of the bargain. With a tendency to whine a lot, and the fact he can be a little nasty, Calcifer is a tricky fellow, although he is loyal to those he cares about — even if he would never admit it out loud that he cares about them. Despite the fact that he likes to think of himself as powerful, Calcifer has one distinct weakness. Water. It can’t kill him, but he hates it all the same, and will refuse to go swimming or even go outside when it’s raining.
- Lives in a house with Howl, Markl and Sophie.
- Works at Merlin’s magic shop, alongside Howl and Markl.
- Family: Howl (cousin), Markl (cousin).