Roseline Krackhart (ローズライン＝クラックハル Rōzurain Kurakkuharuto?) is a character introduced in Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index. She is the aide of the current President of the United States of America, Roberto Katze, and is the one who keeps him on a tight leash. She is a central figure in Roberto's administration, especially during the invasion of Hawaii.
Her appearance can only be hinted at, but she apparently wears a suit, which is only proper for a presidential aide.
She is stern, serious, and business-like, in contrast with her President's causal and cheerful demeanor. She gives off an atmosphere that makes her suited to being a tutor. She can easily get angry, and even though she is an aide, she is unafraid of showing it to important figures such as a general or the president, let alone a reporter. Furthermore, Roberto calls her tsundere, which she doesn't take kindly to.
As the Presidential aide, Roseline accompanies Roberto, virtually anywhere. She is knowledgeable of his actions and attitutudes and prejudices towards various things. She also advises him to improve his image more; though her image, as an aide for the president, is just as strange as it is noted how she gave Roberto a beating that knocked him senseless right in the middle of a Press Conference. Although, maybe because of this, she has been accused of knowing every inch of his body, which pushed her to attack the reporter on national and break their nose.
Despite being merely a presidential aide, she has the power and influence to take control of American troops.
Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no IndexEdit
Hawaii Invasion ArcEdit
- Main article: Hawaii Invasion Arc
As the Presidential aide, she was most likely present during Roberto's press conference in Oahu regarding the aftermath of World War III. She wasn't apparently with him closely enough, as Roberto managed to escape with the Imperial Package, shortly thereafter.
She first appears in Hotel Firefly in the 49th floor, with an unnamed general, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, just after the disappearance of the President and trying to find him. Here, she states the suspiciousness of the people around her, most especially within the government, and concludes that it may be the reason why Roberto left in the first place. She believes that if they can't get Roberto back, the vice-president may then be required to fill in his role, which she fears because she is also suspicious of him. With Saronia's control, Edward Torke tried to visit Roseline and the general's room but was thwarted by Accelerator and Leivinia Birdway's intervention. She reappears in a government vehicle, responding to a secretaries’ query regarding the President's father's death due to cancer, which Roseline says is untrue and that if she believed everything the President has said, his father has 80 times already.
She reappears at the height of the invasion of Hawaii by Trident, still in the government vehicle. She orders the vehicle to Pearl Harbor, however, she later discovers that it has been overwhelmed by the mercenaries as they combined the occult with typical military technology. A GREMLIN member wearing Trident's uniform tried to attack their vehicle but was saved by the arrival of Accelerator along with Leivinia. Here, they try to help the American troops turn the tide of the engagement.
Roseline later gets a call from Olay Blueshake herself, mocking her and then divulging her plans of making the United States of America into a theocracy due to the country being unprepared for the occult. After the call ended, Roseline decided to take control of 200 troops in order to find Lindy Blueshake, heir to her mother's media empire, in Hawaii in order to gain a leverage against Olay.
With her orders, she directs an attack on the invading forces trying to attack the beaches of Kauai, securing some beaches and allowing her to start off the search for the troops to secure Lindy before Trident. The move fails as Trident arrives before her troops does, and her troops almost attacks the President, who by now, already acquired Lindy. Roseline is later stuck in the road along with a few forces after an engagement causes debris to block the road, here, Roseline receives a call from Roberto, urging her to give up on taking Lindy as a hostage against Olay. She acquiesced after Roberto suggests going after Cinesic Evers, the commander of Trident, who is also trying to obtain Lindy in order to prevent Olay's betrayal. She regroups with Roberto's forces and confronts Cinesic Evers, where they try to persuade him under the threat of extrajudicial imprisonment of him and his forces if he does not surrender. Instead, much to both Roseline and Roberto's shock, Cinesic orders all his forces to support Saronia in Napali Coast, thinking that she could defeat Kamijou Touma. However, this fails as well, as Saronia is defeated by Touma, and is later forced by Roberto to surrender.
Magic God Othinus ArcEdit
- Main article: Magic God Othinus Arc
GREMLIN invasion of TokyoEdit
- Main article: GREMLIN invasion of Tokyo
As her aide, Roseline accompanies the President to New York for the meeting of nations concerning GREMLIN in the United Nations building. Roberto is with Roseline Krackhart in New York City, after calling forth the leaders that of the countries that have been affected by GREMLIN's reign of terror. Here, they talk on the streets near the United Nations building, knowing that people will surely think they are joking as they talk of states secrets casually out on the open. Roberto asks why they couldn't use the White House since it would've been much safer, to which Roseline states that the residence of the President has too much political pressure, and that those that do not want the United States leading the solution to their debacle might not want to gather there. Moreover, she is bothered by the journalists there, and sees that it will be easier if the meeting be done in New York. Roberto mentions that New York is also filled with journalists, to which Roseline states that they are merely paparazzi. Roberto mentions an emergency financial meeting of the G14, to which Roseline says that they interfered with the stock market, to prevent the gathering of the heads of state from looking unnatural.
Then, Elizard just arrived with her bodyguard Kanzaki Kaori, arousing Roberto, who says that he wants Elizard to tell him where she hired Kaori as he wants to add some beauty to his security team. There, Elizard tells him that she is a Saint despite her appearance, though Roberto already knows this and wishes he already has one, much to Roseline's chagrin. Kaori herself grimaces at the scene.
Then, the Russian Orthodox Church representatives arrive, Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Krans R. Tsarskiy, Vasilisa, and Sasha Kreutzev. The latter are arguing about Vasilisa having "faith" in something other than "Japanimation" and American culture, despite being a member of the Russian Orthodox Church. Sasha then says that Vasilisa should be afraid of falling victim to an inquisition for saying such things in front of the Patriarch. Krans hears this and says that he wouldn't do it. Roberto then asks where there others are while reading a lewd magazine in front of the others. Roseline says that the French are already inside the United Nations building, the Roman Catholic representatives should arrive shortly along with the Italian Foreign Minister. Thus the meeting of the Anti-GREMLIN Alliance draw near.
Roberto complains about not being able to contact Aleister Crowley of Academy City, despite knowing that the City might take the leadership of the attack on GREMLIN from the United States. However, Roberto is disturbed by the City's lack of cooperation, as it would mean that they might take their own actions against GREMLIN and would likely hinder the Alliance as well. Roberto tells them to enter the United Nations building, but is told by Roseline to close his lewd magazine and stop his erection. Roberto jokes that she could always take care of it for her, annoying Roseline to the point of hitting him on the back with her heel, much to the present Secret Service personnel's shock. Roseline's anger later forced the representatives into he building, including Roberto. Here, he asks about the "illegals" (like Leivinia Birdway) taking part in the meeting, to which Roseline says that they cannot enter the building but will be connected by a line that will leave no records, taking part with the meeting in real time from the other side of the globe. Here, he muses about what kind of persons they are if they are able to stand on the same levels as a representative of an entire nation.
Roseline is the one who summarizes everything that the leaders from the magic side have briefed them about, and is the one that Elizard confirms to that the information comes from Ollerus. Roseline is present when Elizard reveals that they England has a secret transportation network that allowed them to fill the entire world with their magicians. This shocks Roseline. She sighs and remembers the Echelon system the United States once developed during the Cold War. Roseline asks wanting to confirm from Elizard that they already have constructed a limited system for locating enemies all over the world. Elizard confirms it, though states it is only limited to magicians. Roselins is present when the alliance decides to attack the Sargasso in the North Sea. She is also the one who first discovers the ill news of the missions failure and the invasion of Tokyo to the heads of state in the room.
The alliance have their work cut out for them as GREMLIN puts pressure on their enemies, distributing what people desired to gain in order to prevent their enemies to unite and defeat just like what happened against Fiamma of the Right during World War III. With this, the alliance could not launch a counteroffensive against GREMLIN quickly enough. Roberto chastises a Japanese representative over the phone, asking why they have yet to make a move against GREMLIN, demanding consent that the United States should intervene. After the representative doesn't give a satisfactory response, Roberto ends the call. Elizard says that he should've asked what Academy City intends to do, though Roberto doubts that they would've known anyway. Roseline says that the Japanese government is divided on the issue, and Academy City has made no announcement. She is amazed at GREMLIN for intentionally created this current balance of power. With the clock ticking and with the Japanese government neutered into focusing in moving their government elsewhere before taking action, Roberto deliberates on his choices. Pietro then says that Academy City will make their move soon, though he has doubts if Academy City will bother distinguishing between friend or foe. The Maiden of Versailles then says that she doubts that Academy City even completely trust them, conjecturing that they another magical group will try to attack them within the confusion caused by GREMLIN, something that is only favorable to GREMLIN itself. The Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Krans reminds them that doubts and constraints are all part of GREMLIN's attempt to buy time, and that they need to have as many people they can at least trust. However, no one agrees with his assessment as there was no time. Roberto then asks Elizard if the Anglican Church have a hotline with Academy City, as they have joined forces during World War III. Elizard points out that it was the Anglican Church's doing and the British Royal Family was barely involved. Elizard then states that the Church as well wasn't able to contact Aleister since the end of the War. Out of allies, out of options, and out of time, Roberto contemplates what they should do. His stupor is later broken by Roseline, and there Roberto gave a small smile. He says that what they should do hasn't changed, and tells them that they should make a vote. One of the people there asks if they are using democratic decision to distribute responsibility, to which Roberto says that only those who go along with their plan will become responsible. Thus the alliance finally makes their move against GREMLIN.
- (From NT3 after being asked by a secretary regarding Roberto's father): "Of course it isn’t. He’s just bragging as always. In fact, if you take everything he says at face value, his father has died over 80 times. I was thinking of throwing a party once it breaks 100."
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03 Chapter 2 Part 1
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03 Chapter 5 Part 12
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 03 Chapter 4 Part 9
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 08 Chapter 1 Part 2
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 08 Chapter 1 Part 5
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 08 Chapter 2 Part 3
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 08 Chapter 2 Part 9
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 08 Chapter 3 Part 4