One of the most important and mysterious characters in The Promised Neverland was William Minerva. The children of Grace Field originally found out about him through his books, which he used to give them secret messages. This was just one of the many things that he did in order to help them out. Throughout the manga, the main characters and readers learned a lot about William Minerva. Despite how important his character is in the story, there are a lot of things that some fans may not know about him. William Minerva may have been the name that the kids called him, but this was actually an alias that he used in order to hide what he was doing from those around him. His real name was James Ratri, which was revealed when Emma and Lucas arrived at the entrance to the Human World at Goldy Pond. His name was also inspired by Captain James Hook, the antagonist of Peter Pan, which was heavily influenced by The Promised Neverland. The Ratri Clan played an important role in the lore of the series. Originally, demons and humans were at war with each other. However, Julius Ratri was able to split the world into two and became the gatekeeper between them.
Julius was very close to his comrades he fought alongside while taking on the demons.
His descendants took over for him after he died, with James being the 35th leader of the Ratri Clan. That was what allowed him to help the kids as much as he could. Peter was James' little brother and would eventually become one of the main antagonists in the series. However, before he went down a dark path, his brother was his light. Peter cared about James more than he cared about anyone else, including other members of their family, and did everything that he could for him just so they could spend time together. Peter always thought he would have his brother's back and that it was his destiny, but then the unimaginable happened. When James found a document that Julius wrote regarding how he was able to save the majority of humanity, he was disgusted. Julius was very close to his comrades he fought alongside while taking on the demons. However, he was desperate to end the war and was willing to do anything to make it happen, even if it meant sacrificing them. He made a deal in which they would stay behind in the Demon World and become food for the demons while Julius allowed the rest of the humans to escape.
Smee was an important character in the series, though little was known about him.
James always thought that the people in the Demon World were guilty of making things worse for humanity, so knowing that they were innocent completely changed his perspective. Though he couldn't directly help the kids escape, James set things up so they could make the decision to leave the Demon World themselves. He planned to have them go to Goldy Pond, which had an entrance to the Human World. However, after it was discovered by the demons, it became a hunting ground for the Poachers, who hunted children down for entertainment. Some of the best battles in the entire series took place here, which James never would have wanted. Smee was an important character in the series, though little was known about him. He originally worked for the Ratri Clan but became one of the supporters, helping the children however he could, similar to James. While he was the one who gave Krone the pen that the children would eventually receive and helped Norman break out of Lambda, he also did terrible things including killing James. At the time, he was following orders by Peter, who felt like he had to stop his brother in order to protect the Human World, but was also very upset that he shot him. Though Smee may not have been happy with what he did, James died with a smile on his face.
He told Smee to let Peter know that he was sorry. When Peter heard this, he had a breakdown as he held onto James. He may have been responsible for his brother's death, but even after feeling betrayed by him, Peter still loved James. One of the biggest plot twists in the series was when it was revealed that Norman was still alive, as both characters and fans thought he was eaten. However, it was even more shocking to learn that he began to use William Minerva's name in order to achieve his goals, fighting against the demons and helping as many children out as he could. He was worshipped as a god and accomplished more than James had in less than two years. When Kaiu Shirai first came up with the idea of The Promised Neverland, the plot was very different from what it would become. Emma was going to leave Grace Field on her own, Ray was going to die, and William Minerva wasn't even a character. Seeing how he would become such an important character even after he passed away, it's interesting to think of what the manga would have been like without him and what that would've meant for the rest of the Ratri Clan. At the end of the 11th volume, fans were able to see which characters were voted as the most popular. Something that was very interesting with this poll, however, was that William Minerva and James Ratri were both options that could be voted on. While William Minerva was in 12th place, having 543 votes, James Ratri was in 57th place, having only seven votes. It was also very interesting that he was tied with the Little Bunny version of Ray that was in Don's dream. Because William Minerva and James Ratri were both options, it's also only fair to include Norman as well, who was in 2nd place with 4,763 votes.
This list describes characters from the anime and manga series Doraemon. Also listed are their original NTV voice actors (1973), followed by their TV Asahi voice actors (1979-2005; 2005-present). Part of the 22nd century characters are listed in The Doraemons. Each main character represents a primary school student archetype. Nobita appears in every episode of the anime, while Doraemon appears in most episodes, sometimes being substituted (for medical checkup or on leave) by his sister, Dorami. Note: In some translations of Doraemon, the names of these characters are different from the original names. 2.9 Nobisuke Nobi Jr. Albert in the Cinar dub of the series, is the title character and co-protagonist of the series. He is a cat-like robot from the future. He was yellow-skinned and had ears originally. However, his ears were accidentally eaten by a robot mouse. It left him heartbroken and caused his skin to turn blue. People often mistake him for a raccoon dog. He is sent back in time by Sewashi (Nobita's Great-great-grandson) to aid Nobita. Doraemon possesses a 4-dimensional pocket from which he can acquire various kinds of futuristic tools, gadgets, and playthings from a future department store.
His favorite food is Dorayaki.
He also has the tendency to panic during emergencies, characterized by him frantically trying to pull out a very much-needed tool from his pocket, only to produce a huge assortment of household items and unwanted gadgets. Still, Doraemon is very friendly and intelligent, not to mention long-suffering because of Nobita's antics. Since Sewashi sent Doraemon to the past, Doraemon has been living as the unofficial fourth member of Nobita's family and acts like a second son to Nobita's parents, since despite being a robot, he requires basic needs for a person, such as eating, and also sleeps in the closet of Nobita's bedroom. He also fears mice greatly (due to a robot mouse having eaten his ears), even go crazy about it and pull out devastating gadgets, and most of the times, Nobita saves Doraemon in such situations. Although he has no fingers in most media, he can hold things because of the suction cups in his hands. His favorite food is Dorayaki. He has also been shown to date with normal female cat. He is the elder brother of Dorami.
Nobita Nobi (野比, Nobi Nobita, English dub: Sidney in the Cinar dub, Specky in the Speedy dub, and Noby Nobi in the Bang Zoom! dub) is the co-protagonist of the series. He wears glasses, a red or yellow polo shirt with a white collar, and blue or black shorts and white socks and light blue shoes. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting. He is usually accompanied by Doraemon, who functions as his caretaker. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting and has been reflected in the movies many time. He's also good at string figure which sometime considered a girls' game. Son of Tamako and Nobisuke Nobi. Future father of Nobisuke (his son). Future husband or boyfriend of Shizuka and great-great-grandfather of Sewashi. Taurus), nicknamed Shizuka-chan (しずかちゃん) is a smart, kind and pretty girl. She is often represented by the color pink, and is seen wearing a pink shirt and skirt.
The word 'Shizuka (しずか)' means 'Quiet'. She is Nobita's best friend. She does not shun Nobita due to his failing grades, lazy disposition or constant failures. In fact, she often tries to encourage him to do better, though she usually fails to convince him. Shizuka likes to take a bath several times a day; however, a running gag in the series is that she is sometimes interrupted by a sudden appearance of Nobita (sometimes Doraemon, Gian, or Suneo) usually due to misuse of Doraemon's gadgets like the Anywhere Door (Doko Demo Doa in Japanese). Shizuka's skirt is also frequently seen getting flipped, either by Nobita misusing Doraemon's gadgets, or by the wind. Scenes in which her underwear is seen, or she is seen bathing, have been removed from the dubbed versions, especially in India, Europe, the United States and the United Kingdom. Her true passions are sweet potatoes, which she would rather keep to herself out of the knowledge of others, and the violin, in which her playing is just as horrendous as Gian's singing. She is also known for taking piano lessons unwillingly due to her mother's wishes (as she loves violin more), which is sometimes a reason for declining to hang out with friends (but she plays piano better than violin). Shizuka is an animal lover and keeps two pets at home: a dog, who is saved from succumbing to illness by Nobita and Doraemon in one story; and a canary which runs away on multiple occasions and causing Shizuka and Nobita to run around the city chasing her down.