Benedict Blue (ベネディクト・ブルー, Benedikuto Burū?) is a character in the Violet Evergarden series. He is a postman working at the CH Postal Company. He has known Hodgins since before the company's establishment and has had a brusque attitude towards him since he starting work there.
Benedict is a slim young man with bright sky-blue eyes and light skin. He has short and spiked sandy-blond hair with a short hairline. A part of his forelocks hangs lengthier on one side, framing the left side of his face. He is as handsome as Violet is beautiful, to the point that many people could potentially mistake the two for siblings.
Benedict is noted to dress rather flashily; he wears a loose spring-green shirt (beige in the anime) with pale-golden suspenders and a pair of military-green tight leather pants. He also wears a black/grey undershirt His long, black boots have tall cross-shaped heels. He also wears a pair of black fingerless gloves.
Benedict is shown as a slightly short-tempered, uncouth, and stubborn young man, to which his attitude and speech come off as blunt and rude. He isn't very good with words or being respectful, especially when it comes to Hodgins. He has a tendency to face people head-on and has no problem telling people what to do. He also has no problems voicing his own thoughts, but since he is insensitive and oblivious to his surroundings, his words can sometimes offend people and come off as a little too straightforward. Despite that, he is kind and gentle at heart and is considerate of those he cares about. He can even be considered a bit chivalrous, as he stated that he would not let a woman like Violet do a job alone despite her having great strength. However, Benedict said this since he knew that he would be scolded by Hodgins if he made Violet do something exhausting. He can be seen as slightly flirty and charming, as he invited the receptionists Nerine and Lilian to eat the lunch that he had bought for them with him. But when they declined, Benedict was seen to be very upset by the fact that they had turned him down without even appreciating what he had done for them. This is why he thinks women are very calculating these days. However, he is a diligent hard-worker, as the occupation of a postman requires great patience and hard work.
Benedict is generally an easy-going person who is responsible and knows what to do, to which he is good at giving instructions and has strong leadership skills. However, and he can come off as unclear sometimes. Like Violet, he always strives for the right answer and is not above correcting people when something is considered wrong. He is a strong fighter and has somewhat of a rivalry with Cattleya as they constantly argue. He is also shown to be somewhat innocent, as he began to blush furiously when Violet obliviously attempted to change clothes in front of him, and when he overlooked Hodgins and Cattleya share an intimate moment.
- Claudia Hodgins - Benedict has been friends with Hodgins for a long time, and he was one of the CH Postal Company's initial employees. Despite Hodgins being his boss, Benedict displays a brusque attitude towards him. Benedict is not very formal with Hodgins, will act nonchalantly towards him and sometimes even try to annoy him on purpose, much to the latter's annoyance. Hodgins also tends to grow irritated whenever Benedict openly voices his thoughts which can be offending. Since Benedict isn't very good at the manners of a gentleman, Hodgins is the one who teaches him about these matters since he is good at it. Hodgins will also criticize Benedict for his possible mistakes with women. Benedict sometimes impersonates with so much emotion that it is most likely an imitation of Hodgins. However, they do share a close relationship as old friends.
- Cattleya Baudelaire - Cattleya is a fellow co-worker of Benedict's. They are always at odds with each other and argue constantly, tending to be bitter and sullen in one another's presence. Benedict describes Cattleya as a stupid woman and wishes that she could learn some manners; Cattleya, in turn, is greatly annoyed by Benedict and says that she has a hard time holding back to not hit him, with Benedict claiming that she actually has hit him. Their rivalry and arguments are something normal at the CH Postal Company, as people are used to the two biting each other in the course of conversations whenever they opened their mouths. The dislike they harbor for each other and the reason behind their constant arguments are yet to be revealed. However, Cattleya is seen to ask Benedict, "How long are you going to keep this up?" to which Benedict claims that Cattleya is the one with the problem. Despite their heated relationship, they can act maturely with each other and will help one another when needed. Cattleya was even seen to treat a wound on his ankle once. However, Benedict still continues to call Cattleya a "stupid woman."
- Violet Evergarden - Violet is a friend to Benedict. Although he initially acted uncaring towards her, he eventually warmed up as he was tasked to help Violet when she given the work as a postman. He is friendly and caring towards Violet and tries to give her advice when she is feeling down. Upon Hodgins' request, Benedict is tasked to look after Violet and make sure that she doesn't get hurt when on jobs they do together. Benedict also enjoys meddling in her business and calls her "Vi." There is a possibility that Violet is Benedict's long lost younger sister. Both have no memories of their past and have a tangled history with the Great War. Benedict opened up to Violet about his amnesia and told her that the only thing he remembers is that he has a little sister. He didn't know what she looked like, but he was sure that he'd recognize her when he sees her again.
- Since Benedict wears shoes with heels, he loses his balance and sprains his ankle quite often.
|Characters in "Violet Evergarden" Universe|
|CH Postal Company||Violet Evergarden • Benedict Blue • Cattleya Baudelaire • Claudia Hodgins • Erica Brown • Iris Cannary • Lux Sibyl|
Gilbert Bougainvillea • Aidan Field • Alberta • Amy Bartlett • Anne Magnolia • Charlotte Abelfreyja Drossel • Clara Magnolia • Damian Baldur Flugel • Dietfried Bougainvillea • Edward Jones • Leon Stephanotis • Luculia Marlborough • Olivia Webster • Oscar Webster • Rhodanthe • Spencer Marlborough • Taylor Bartlett • Tiffany Evergarden