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Head Nurse

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Head Nurse婦長Fuchō

Status

Alive

Gender

Female

Affiliation

Black Order (European Branch)

Occupation

Head Nurse

Seiyū (Japanese)

Kumiko Takizawa

The Head Nurse (婦長, Fuchō) is a member of the Medical Section of the European Branch of the Black Order, and one of the most prominent members of the medical section.

Appearance

The Head Nurse is always seen in a darkly colored, long dress with a high, stiff collar, a white pinafore apron, a nurse's cap, and a pair of high-top flats that button up the side.[1] Her hair is pulled back into a tight, braided bun, which only acts to add to her usually severe expression.

Personality

Though the Head Nurse has been shown to care deeply for her patients, her concern for their well-being takes precedence before what they want and she tends to become easily angered when patients go against her orders.[2] She also puts her patients health above her own, as shown when she took off her own shoes and put them on Lenalee's feet to keep her from cutting herself on broken glass. She even scares Komui, who is typically unflappable when it comes to others' disapproving attitudes towards his slacking.

When she is seen, she is often either dragging patients who have escaped the ward back to their beds,[3] or dragging visitors who have overstayed their welcome out.[4]

History

The Head Nurse's name is never actually given, though it can be assumed that, as head nurse, she ranks equally with the other doctors, and is usually the one who deals with doctor-to-patient relations.

Plot

Headquarters Invasion arc

After the return of the Exorcists to the European Branch from Edo, and after Lenalee Lee and Miranda Lotto have been admitted to their own room in the medical ward, the Head Nurse is seen asking Komui Lee (who is lamenting over the loss of Lenalee's hair) to leave if he is going to continue crying on Lenalee's bed sheets.[5] When Komui attempts to leave a lullaby-singing dakimakura of himself, the Head Nurse becomes quite insistent that he leave.

Shortly after, she is seen, very briefly in a flash away during the meeting between two representatives from Central (Malcolm C. Lvellie and Howard Link), the heads of the various branches of the Black Order and the four remaining Generals, dragging Allen Walker and Yu Kanda along by their ears, presumably back to their hospital beds.[6]

When European Branch Headquarters is invaded by Lulu Bell and her hoard of Level Three Akuma, the Head Nurse and the other medical staff take refuge in Arystar Krory's room, and shortly after Komui forces Lenalee and Lavi to hide there, as well.[7]

Later on, when the battle is well underway, Generals Cross, Nine, and Socalo unleash powerful attacks in order to destroy the Akuma Egg, and the aftershock from these attacks results the rest of the building being shaken badly, and in Krory's room this results in medical equipment being broken.[8] When the Head Nurse goes to check on Lenalee and Lavi and notices this damage, she takes off her shoes and places them on Lenalee's feet (though not before reprimanding Lenalee and Lavi both for attempting to deny help).[9] As Lenalee starts crying, the Head Nurse attempts to soothe her, but Lenalee declares that she hates the Innocence.

Lvellie soon comes to take Lenalee to force her to synchronize with her Innocence, and when Lenalee initially refuses the Head Nurse is prompted to remind Lvellie that members of the European Branch Headquarters answer to Komui's orders, alone,[10] and that they plan on following Komui's orders and evacuating the building. Lvellie, though, says that the Black Order is the Pope's army, and that Exorcist's belong to the Pope, inferring that since he is there on the Pope's orders that what he says takes precedence. The Head Nurse then angrily asks him to leave.

Lenalee, though, decides to go and fight, and when Lenalee tells the Head Nurse she is an Exorcist, the Head Nurse finds herself powerless to protect Lenalee any further and collapses in grief.[11]

After the battle, the Head Nurse seems to be back to normal, as she is, once again, seen arriving to drag the escaped Exorcists and Johnny back to the medical ward.[12]

Destruction of the Black Order mini-arc

During the move from the old Headquarters to the new, the Head Nurse is seen once again, this time as one of the first victims of Komui's Komuvitan D (a substance that was supposed to decrease fatigue but had the unfortunate side-effect of turning those who took it into mindless zombies). The first person she bites is Allen.[13] She then bites Miranda, who, in turn, bites Noise Marie. She, along with the rest of the building (including Komui, the creator of the virus), is later saved when Bak Chang creates a vaccine.[14]

Trivia

  • Despite appearing several times in the manga, she is never actually given (or used) by her name. Characters typically call her "Head Nurse".

References

  1. D.Gray-Man Manga Volume 15, Chapter 148, Page 155
  2. D.Gray-Man Manga Volume 15, Chapter 148, Page 156
  3. D.Gray-Man Manga Volume 14, Chapter 136, Page 147
  4. D.Gray-man Manga Volume 14, Chapter 135, Page 118
  5. D.Gray-Man Manga Volume 14, Chapter 135, Page 118
  6. D.Gray-Man Manga Volume 14, Chapter 136, Page 147
  7. D.Gray-Man Manga Volume 15, Chapter 140, Page 30
  8. D.Gray-Man Manga Volume 15, Chapter 144, Page 97
  9. D.Gray-Man Manga Chapter 15, Chapter 148, Page 156
  10. D.Gray-Man Manga Chapter 15, Chapter 149, Page 176
  11. D.Gray-Man Manga Volume 15, Chapter 149, Page 183
  12. D.Gray-Man Manga Volume 16, Chapter 157, Page 129
  13. D.Gray-Man Manga Volume 16, Chapter 160, Page 174
  14. D.Gray-Man Manga Volume 17, Chapter 164, Page 69

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