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Fakir
Knight
Name Fakir
Kanji ふぁきあ
Characteristics
Age 16
Gender Male
Eyes Green
Hair Dark Green
Alternate Forms Knight
Professional Status
Affiliation Princess Tutu
Previous Affiliation Fakir
Occupation Student
Personal Status
Status Alive
Relatives Great grandfather: Drosselmeyer

Foster father: Karon

Older sister: Raetsel

Deceased mother and father

Alias Knight
First Appearance
Anime Debut The Duck and the Prince
Voices 
Japanese Voice Takahiro Sakurai
English Voice Chris Patton

  Fakir is Mytho's roommate, guardian, protector, and a talented ballet dancer at Gold Crown Academy.

HistoryEdit

Fakir, though he does not know it until late in the series, is the great-great-great grandson of Drosselmeyer, and thus inherited the power to affect reality by writing stories. When he was a child, he attempted to use it once to save the town from ravens with tragic results; instead, both his parents were killed trying to defend him in the resulting attack. Since then he was afraid to use his power and eventually, he forgot his power altogether.

Drosselmeyer's story The Prince and the Raven included a knight who was to protect the prince and ended up dying, cut in half, by the claws of the raven. Fakir is thought to be the reincarnation of said knight from the story due to the scar-like birthmark that cuts across his chest, like the wound that ended the knight in the fairy tale. When he found Mytho as a young boy, Fakir decided to take on the role of the knight and be the heartless prince's protector. Fakir wanted to shatter Mytho's heart.

PersonalityEdit

In the beginning of the anime, Fakir appears cold, rude and possessive, especially to Mytho. He speaks brusquely and doesn't care if anyone's feelings are hurt by what he says. 

During the first four episode of the anime, it is unknown why Fakir would constantly scold Mytho and not wanting him to have a heart again. For instance in On the Night of the Fire Festival, when Fakir had found out that Mytho was starting to have a mind of his own, he punish Mytho by locking him in a dark closet. Duck came by and tried to save Mytho but it was futile when Fakir restrained her. Duck tried to reason with Fakir about allowing Mytho to have a heart, but he refuses to listen. Fakir said that if the prince was to ever regain his heart, he would locked Mytho away into darkness; in hopes that Mytho would become numb to everything, including his feelings.

However, it is later on revealed that he can be very kind, caring, and protective of Mytho. In Dreaming Aurora Fakir held and comfort Mytho with words and touch after a shard of his heart returned, causing him to be terrified.


In Crow Princess, Fakir ended up having to tend to Mytho more than usual due to his constant fears. Fakir truly does care deeply for Mytho and he's willing to do everything in his power to protect him. Deep down, Fakir does have a gentler side which he began to show to Duck once she learns of his inner pain.

AppearanceEdit

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Fakir in his school uniform.

Fakir has long dark green hair and green eyes. He usually wears his school uniform but at other times he wears clothes that have his shirt sleeves torn. In ballet class he wears black shirt covered with another shirt that is dark blue. He also wears black leggings and dark blue socks that cover his legs and black ballet slippers.

He also wears a knight motif during his role as a knight to deal against Princess Kraehe while wielding his sword. He later discovers Ahiru as Princess Tutu when she saves him and together to rescue Mytho from Kraehe.

In the near end of the anime, he wears a white button shirt, pants and shoes from his school uniform as the sleeves are folded into a cuffs when he additionally wrote the Prince and the Raven made by Drosselmeyer to add Ahiru in her duck form just to save Mytho as Prince Siegfied and to prevent him to shatter his heart for the second time to stop the Raven.

RelationshipsEdit

Mytho: Fakir and Karon found Mytho on the streets after the infamous attack of the ravens. Fakir would often scold the prince for his reckless rescues of any and every creature in need, and became his protector and consultant, determined that, after the death of his parents, he would let no one else he cared for die.

Duck/Princess Tutu: At first, Duck and her feelings for Mytho were unwanted and annoying in Fakir's eyes, and he intentionally interrupted their conversations out of jealousy. Princess Tutu was deemed an enemy. Later, while they work together to help Mytho, Fakir grows increasingly fond and protective of Duck. By the end of the series, Fakir vows that no matter her form, he will stay with Duck forever.

Rue/Princess Kraehe: Fakir tolerates Rue's relationship with Mytho because he sees nothing from it that will harm the prince. Princess Kraehe on the other hand, is treated with scorn and refered to as a "filthy crow".

Karon: Gold Crown Town's blacksmith, Karon became Fakir's foster father after his parents death. He loves his adopted son very much and encouraged his belief that he was the legendary knight reborn. After being possessed by Mytho's heart shard of regret, Karon is overtaken by said emotion and loses his faith in his raising of Fakir. After Princess Tutu draws out the shard, however, Karon's doubts are cleared and he begins to have faith.

TriviaEdit

  • A fakir or faqir (Arabic: فقیر‎) is a Sufi who performs feats of endurance or apparent magic. It has also become a common Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi byword for "beggar".
  • His English voice actor, Chris Patton who previously voiced Takashi Ryugazaki/Shooting Star known as the Black Prince from the manga and the anime series, Cyberteam in Akihabara.
    • Interestingly about Fakir's initial antagonistic behavior and his demeanor until they rescue Mytho from Princess Kraehe, his behavior resembles Takashi's.

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