|Kirche Augusta Frederica von Anhalt-Zerbst|
|Kirche the Ardent|
|Title||Kirche Augusta Frederica von Anhalt-Zerbst|
|Runic name||Kirche the Ardent|
|Height||171 cm (5 ft 7.5 in)|
|Measurements||94-63-95 cm (37.0-24.8-37.4 in)|
|Country|| Germania (native)|
|Familiar||Flame the fire salamander|
|Skills||Playing the harp|
|Hobbies||Jigsaw puzzles, flirting|
|Favorite food||Birds of paradise steamed|
|Dislikes||Not getting the man she wants|
|Voiced by|| Nanako Inoue (Japanese)|
Lauren Landa (English)
Kirche Augusta Frederica von Anhalt-Zerbst
(Japanese: キュルケ Kyuruke, Pronunciation: /kɪrke aʊgʊstə frɛdɛrika fɔn anhalt tsɛrbst/ or /kɪrxɛ aʊgʊsta frɛdɛrika fɔn anhalt tsɛrbst/) is a fire mage, as her secondary names are "Kirche the Ardent" and supposedly, after Saito wins against Guiche, "Kirche the Passion."
Her best friend is Tabitha, and is always sticking with her through thick and thin, but this might be attributed only to Tabitha's fondness and closeness for action and adventure. She cares a lot for Tabitha, and sometimes, would even get mad if anyone would hurt the latter, as shown when she learns of Tabitha's secret during their visit to Gallia.
Kirche has a special talent in persuasion, as she does not think twice of using her body to gather secret information like in Gallia when they tried to gather information on Tabitha's whereabouts. A very small amount of men could resist this persistence, which does not include the academy boys including Saito himself, until after Fouquet's debut.
It is often implied in the anime that she has a habit of choosing (and sleeping with) her boyfriends with a fixed schedule. However, when she meets Saito, her habit could possibly have changed because of him. Her first name means church in German.
Kirche's familiar is a fire salamander named Flame.
Kirche is the daughter of a Germanian military family; However, she was a nuisance to the family since she was expelled from her last school and was forced to marry an "old geezer" (by her words). She later got transferred to the Academy and met Tabitha.
SummaryIn the beginning, she is at odds with Louise. Her quote "I cannot lose to a Vallière like Louise." when she starts going after Saito. At that point Louise is at odds with Kirche. Later they become best of friends when saving the school and Tabitha.
Kirche often uses to annoy Louise, who has been her bitter rival ever since, until she admits her knowledge of Louise's void affinity and apologizing for the terrible things she had done to Louise, though she jokingly side comments that if Louise was no longer a Noble, she would make a decent maid back in their family's mansion in Germania.
Kirche's love interests include most of the Academy boys, Saito, and finally, Professor Colbert.
Kirche Augusta Frederica von Anhalt Zerbst's name comes from Sophia Augusta Fredericka von Anhalt-Zerbst, also know as Catherine the Great (1729 – 1796), Empress of Russia.
Also Known As
- Kirche the Ardent
- Kirche the Passion