Ronove is a villain from Umineko no Naku Koro ni who is one of the Great Demons of the 72 Pillars. He works for a master in exchange for various forms of compensation. He currently has a contract with Beatrice as her butler (head furniture).
Ronove's ability as a butler is very high, as he has become proficient at housekeeping after serving in many households. Employing him has a kind of status in the high society of witches, and furthermore, the cookies he bakes are superb, with witches often forming a line demanding them. He should hold a tremendous amount of magic power, but his battle abilities are actually unknown since he is always serving his master.
He is a playable character in Ougon Musou Kyoku. He is voiced by Tomokazu Sugita, who also did the voice for MZMA.
- Beatrice (master)
- Battler Ushiromiya (master)
- Genji Ronoue (vessel)
Ronove's first appearance is in Banquet of the Golden Witch. His main part in the story is being a sit in for Beatrice whenever Battler and Beatrice are fighting. Though he serves as Battler's opponent for some parts, he is unable to make any moves without approval from Beatrice herself. Later in the story, Ronove becomes Eva-Beatrice's furniture after Eva Ushiromiya solves the epitath. He mainly only appears to inform her of Beato's wishes and to help her to become a great witch. When Kanon and Jessica are escaping he spots them and lets them escape while Eva-Beatrice is distracted with playing with Terumasa Nanjo's corpse.
Alliance of the Golden Witch
Ronove and Gaap appear before Jessica and George Ushiromiya to test them, asking them whoever they would like to be sacrificed next - themselves, their true loves, or everyone else. Jessica says she would sacrifice herself for Kanon's sake because she wants him to be Kanon, and George chooses everyone else because he is willing to go so far for Shannon to be accepted. The two then defiantly engage their respective demons in combat because they are unwilling to leave the prisoners in the dungeon of Kuwadorian. The two are about to land the final blows on their opponents when Gaap creates a gap that teleports the two near each other, just as their attacks connect with one another, killing each other. Ronove temporarily revives Jessica as a favor, allowing her to call Battler at the guesthouse to warn him of their enemies' magic.
- Ronove is based off the Marquis and Great Earl of Hell who teaches Rhetoric languages. He also gives loyal servants a favor of friends and foes.