Evangeline was one of the very first vampires I had met in an anime and she has remained one of my favourites even after all of these past years. She just stuck with me as a wilful character and she was one of those that I wanted to understand. Seeing her again after so many years and with an older perspective I still admire her and wonder how has she kept her sanity?
- Full Name: Evangeline Athanasia Katherine McDowell
- Species: Vampire
- Occupation: Student
- Age: 10 years old physically but in reality over 600 years old.
- Height: 130 cm
- Anime & Manga: Negima: Magister Negi Magi
Evangeline is a true vampire. She had just turned ten years old when she woke up and realised she had been turned into a vampire. She had been turned with magic, thus making her a ‘true’ vampire. Although her body stopped ageing at ten years old she is over 600 years old. Yet her maturity seems to jump around. She is rather cold to those around her.
When she was turned into a vampire she had to work hard to overcome the weaknesses. As such she is no longer affected by the sun. She also learned magic which then earned her the title of a witch making her both a vampire and a witch. She has an issue with others calling her ‘Shorty’ and ‘little’. She grows bored really quickly during peaceful times and gets irritated by her fellow classmates attitudes.
She had been trapped for 15 years at Mahora Academy due to Negi’s father, the Thousand Master. Being the devilish character she is she easily attacked the people in her school and drained their blood in order to increase her own power. Then she started attacking Negi in the hopes of draining his blood and breaking the Thousand Master’s spell which would grant her, her freedom.
Evangeline specializes in ice-based spells and dark magic. Even when she is devoid of her magic she is still a very skilled fighter, easily taking down a man twice her size. She eventually becomes a teacher and guide to Negi. Although she retains her cold and proud personality.
Interestingly Evangeline’s name means gospel in Latin and in Greek it means good news.