Characters/Parnasse Ralielle

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A.K.A.: Palnus Relryle
Current Age: 16
Birthdate: ???
Height: 150 cm (About 4'11")
Japanese Seiyuu: Ishikawa Hiromi
English Voice-Actor: ???

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Parnasse is Alielle's little brother and it really, really shows. His features, hairstyle, and size almost exactly mirror Alielles. He does give the impression of being not quite as bright as Alielle, who was generally portrayed as being quite intelligent and worldly, but this could be attributed to his youth. (Editor's Notes: This can be subject to some debate. One source (The Alternative World "Memories" book) actually lists Parnasse as being 16, along with Alielle. This makes me believe that they are actually twins, which goes a long way to explaining their near identical appearance. Perhaps the reason that Parnasse is often called Alielle's younger brother is because she may have been born first and that she calls him her "little" brother as a sort of sisterly teasing. However, it would seem to be that others regard him as being younger. Perhaps that may be because of his rather immature way of acting from time to time. Either way, since the series never gives a definitive answer, I consider him to be an immature 16. - Ed.) While he is still a pre-adolescent, he already has a very active interest in girls, and with age may become just as sex-crazed as his sister. That's right, I DID say "interest in girls". Unlike Alielle, Parnasse seems to be heterosexual, at least if such a thing can be certain in a boy as young as he is.

Much like Alielle, Parnasse hits on almost every beautiful girl in the show (of which there is, of course, no shortage), but his absolute favorite target is Princess Fatora. Naturally, Fatora is also the girl who wants the least to do with him, but Parnasse refuses to give up. After all, he must have a chance. Why else would Fatora have crawled into bed with him and stuck her hand down his shorts? That event (in my opinion, one of the funniest scenes in "The Alternative World"), which was the result of a mistake of identity amusingly paralleling Makoto's first introduction to Alielle, is one that Fatora regards as a nightmare come true. To Parnasse, though, it is one of his most treasured memories.

It's worth noting that Fatora is really the only female much bothered by Parnasse's advances. The rest all think them the innocent games of a young boy, and are even willing to let him bathe with them. Surprisingly, he doesn't take advantage of this seemingly endlessly exploitable weakness. His verbal come-ons never go further than to complement his targets' beauty, and he never gets more physical than the occasional glomp. Perhaps they ARE just the games of a young boy.

One girl that Parnasse DOESN'T hit on is Qawool Towles. This is most likely due to the fact that Parnasse owes a certain loyalty to her. Parnasse is Qawool's attendant, and had accompanied her during her voyage to Floristica. At least, he did until they were separated, and Qawool was ambushed by the Bugrom. Fortunately, both made it to Floristica safely. After that, apparently his duties as an attendant were pretty much finished, as he tended to have little to do with the young Water Priestess for the remainder of the series, leaving him free to chase girls (Or perhaps he much rather chase girls than perform his duties anyway. Not like it matters as Qawool is too busy fawning over Makoto to even notice Parnasse's absences! - Ed.)

Parnasse's purpose in "The Alternative World" seems to be largely one of comic relief. He's there to expand on the humor of having Makoto as a nearly-identical-yet-male twin to Princess Fatora by providing a nearly-identical-yet-male twin to Alielle. It doesn't take long for the supply of mistaken identity jokes to peter out, though, and by episode three he's mostly a tagalong. He still ekes out some value by being someone capable of unnerving the normally unshakably confident Princess Fatora and by being the medium by which some plot device or other is discovered to move the plot along, but he's really just a one-trick pony.



Portions of this page originally belonged to The Wanderers' Guide to El-Hazard: The Magnificent world, co-authored by Jason Bertovich (Makoto) and Aaron Ziegler (Spanner).

The original page is no longer available on-line.
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