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Kingdom: Moon Kingdom
Race: Human
Gender: Male
Age: 15
Love Interest(s): Fine (Anime)

Rein (Manga)

Notable Relatives: Moon Maria (Mother)
Milky (Sister)
Occupation(s): Prince
Series: Fushigiboshi no Futagohime
Voiced By: Junko Minagawa
Shade (シェイド; Sheido),also known as Eclipse, is the prince of Moon Kingdom and the older brother of Princess Milky. At first he was a mysterious figure under the disguise of Eclipse, but is now an ally of Fine and Rein as Prince Shade. He was also informally the 'Master' of Tio.

AppearanceEdit

Shade has sharp, blue eyes and dark messy blue hair. He has slightly tanned skin and is quite tall for boys his age. As Eclipse, his outfit consists of a dark blue cowboy hat, and a black coat over a light blue shirt with a yellow tie. He wears long, gray pants and white cowboy boots. When travelling, he is always seen with his pet and use of transport, Regina, who always and only listen to him alone. He always carries a whip for combat. As Prince Shade, he wears a golden coloured coat with a short navy, blue cape over the neck. The symbols on the end on the coat indicates that he is the prince of he moon kingdom

Characteristics Edit

Shade is calm and level-headed by nature, and as such, rarely panics or gets flustered. Compared to many of the other characters, he is considerably more pragmatic, to the point of ignoring other people's feelings in order to force them to face reality. This down-to-earth attitude, combined with his keen observation skills, makes him an accomplished strategist.

For the most part, Shade is a loner, operating independently and according to his own plans, with complete disregard for laws and other people from time to time. However, he means well - his goal has been to save the Mysterious Star from the very beginning - he just finds people (and laws) to be extremely burdensome at times. Despite this, he works well with others and appears to care a lot for his teammates, often taking leadership in group endeavors.

It has been shown that Shade is generally distrustful of others. Although his cynicality is likely what led him to be a loner in the first place, it has been well-placed on occasion, as his suspicions of the minister eventually led him to keep tabs on the man, who turned out to be conspiring against the whole star.

It is suggested that Shade is an intelligent and well-read person. His room is stocked with books and telescopes (possibly indicating an interest in astronomy), and he demonstrates a good deal of knowledge in botany later on in Gyu! Additionally, he is shown to be eloquent in speech, earning much praise from his fellow princes and princesses at the Sunny Kingdom summit.

At the beginning of the series (under the alias of Eclipse), Shade was a shown to be a capable spy, following the twin princesses around in order to see the extent of their powers. He was also able to infiltrate several kingdoms in order to accomplish his goal of taking control of the Prominence (which he later abandoned) and saving the Mysterious Star.

As Eclipse, Shade can be extremely rude, cold and mean. He is not afraid to bark at people, and has made some of the most heartless comments in the anime. According to Rein, Eclipse is a "savage, rude, bad-mouthed, self-important, brutal, cold and heartless guy".

He cares deeply for his family (and later, Fine, in the anime) and has even risked being severely injured in order to protect his mother and sister. It is observed that in the anime, Shade took a liking to Rein at first, repeatedly saving her life, but grows to prefer Fine later on.

In the manga, however, he continues to have feelings for Rein.

PlotEdit

Character ConnectionsEdit

Prince Bright: Shade has a long and complicated history with Bright. The two first met in Episode 5, with Shade disguised as Eclipse. Bright mistook Shade for a thief, and had guards corner him. He apologizes later and politely invites Shade to join the party, only to receive a curt response on Shade's part. The two begin to recognize each other as enemies in Episode 9, when Shade lured the twin princesses into a trap, wanting to see the extent of the powers of the Prominence. They officially recognize each other as opposition in Episode 13, when Bright begins to believe that Shade is trying to hurt Fine. The two have engaged in a number of duels since then. It is shown that Bright is easily flustered by Shade's rude comments.

Princess Fine: In the anime Shade first had feelings for Rein, but by the first season finale he will come to return Fine's feelings. Start of his change of mind over love interest from Rein to Fine might be noticed by his outburst when Fine has decided to visit Bright who was under spell that time. He seemed to be pretty upset about sacrificing her own safety for the sake of her sister and ran off after Fine to the rescue. At the end of that episode he scolded Fine for her rushed decision, but in the end he softened. He continues to have feelings for Fine in the second season. He also accepted Fine's chocolate in second season, even though it tasted horribly. At the end of season two he shed tears for Fine losing her smile and begged her to put it back on. He seems not to mind Fine loving cakes and running off to them while dancing with him. In the manga, Fine's feelings remain unrequited.

Princess Rein: In the anime, Shade had feelings for Rein first, but they eventually shift to Fine. In the manga, Rein is Shade's love interest and remains so. Shade was shown to care a great deal about Rein, always rushing to her rescue. Despite Rein's best efforts of trying to get Shade to notice Fine's feelings he continued to pursue Rein, even attempting to kiss her (only to be stopped by Milky and Fine who noticed that Rein was uncomfortable).

Princess Milky: Milky is Shade's younger sister. He is shown to care a great deal about her and reads her stories in his free time. Despite the fact that Milky can only babble he still understands her well.

TriviaEdit

  • Fine and Shade (and possibly Narlo) are the only one's who can understand Milky when she's talking.
  • In the manga, Shade's real name is Eclipse unlike in the anime where it is only an alias.
  • His appearance is also different in the manga, having black hair and purplish-gray eyes. Shade's ears are also pierced.

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