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"People can be so simple. They truly believe they are thinking for themselves. [...] If they discover something themselves, they see value in that. They don't want to think they're being led by the nose."

— Fyodor to Karma.[1]

Fyodor Dostoevsky (フョードル・ドストエフスキー, Fuyōdoru Dosutoefusukī?, Russian: Фёдор Достоевский, Fyódor Dostoyévskiy) is the leader of the Rats in the House of the Dead and a member of the Decay of the Angel. His ability is named Crime and Punishment.

Appearance

Fyodor is a tall and slim young man with long, dark, and messy hair that reaches his shoulders. His eyes are sharp and of a dark purple color, giving him a tired look. He wears what appears to be a buttoned white shirt and white pants; accompanied by a long black coat with white fur, and an ushanka hat. He also wears red long boots.

After being arrested[5], he is then transported to Meursault and wears prison clothes.[3]

Personality

Showing a calm and confident personality most of the time, Fyodor doesn't appear to fear to his enemies, boasting enough courage to let himself be captured by them. Despite being extremely arrogant, he is a straightforward and intelligent man with a truly sinister personality.

He refers to himself as carrying out the lord’s will and always talks about the sinful nature of man. Ironically, Dazai names him "Demon", saying he had met Fyodor only once in the past.

Ability

Main article: Crime and Punishment

His ability, Crime and Punishment (罪と罰 (つみとばつ), Tsumi to Batsu?, Russian: Преступление и наказание, Prestupléniye i nakazániye), has yet to be described. It is hinted to be something that is able to kill someone with one touch. [1]. This ability is not restricted to skin-to-skin contact, as when he was grabbed by a government agent who had gloves, the agent was killed by Fyodor's ability.

Another hint towards the nature of his ability is that it didn't turn against him even when affected by Shibusawa's mist. It even declared itself to be the "punishment" to Fyodor's "crime" and said that they were closely linked.

Crime and Punishment (罪と罰 (つみとばつ), Tsumi to Batsu?)
Crime and Punishment.png Manga Debut: Chapter 42
Anime Debut: Episode 29
Ability: Death Inducement

Background

In the past, Fyodor was mentioned to have been met Osamu Dazai at an unknown point in time.[6] Three years prior, Fyodor first met Sigma, who had been born by power of the Book. The Russian asked him if he wished for a home, an offer that Sigma accepted.[7]

Later, Fyodor apparently allied himself with the Guild in an attempt to acquire the Book, presumably together with the Order of the Clock Tower.[8]

Battles

Main article: List of Battles
The Guild Aftermath Arc
Cannibalism Arc

Appearances

Manga Appearances
Chapters in order of appearance

Port Mafia Arc

The Guild Arc

The Guild Aftermath Arc

Cannibalism Arc

Cannibalism Aftermath Arc

Hunting Dogs Arc

Sky Casino Arc

Kamui Revelation Arc

Vampire Infection Outbreak Arc

Anime Appearances
Episodes in order of appearance

Manga Appearances
Chapters in order of appearance
Anime Appearances
Episodes in order of appearance

Quotes

  • (to Nathaniel Hawthorne) "Together, you and I will cover this land in the blood of sinners. All for the creation of a better world."[9]
  • (about Ace killing himself) "Thinking is a crime. Breathing is a crim. Now he has been freed from all of that."[1]
  • (to Osamu Dazai) "Man is sinful and foolish.. Even if they know it is all an artifice, they cannot help but kill each other. Someone must purify them for those sins."[10]

Etymology

  • The name Fyodor (Фёдор) means "divine gift".
  • The surname Dostoevsky (Достоевский) means from Dostoev, Belarus.

Namesake

Main article: Real-life References#Fyodor Dostoevsky
Fyodor Dostoevsky (November 11, 1821 – February 09, 1881)
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A Russian novelist whose mega-popular works explore human emotions, psychology, and existentialism. Dostoevsky was influenced by fictional works and fairytales from a young age. Some of his kewy works include "Notes from the Underground", "Crime and Punishment", and "The Idiot". Much of his stories include dark, philosophical themes such as imprisonment and extreme brutality in his semi-autobiographical novel "The House of the Dead".[11]

Trivia

  • His ability name is the original Russian title for the book Crime and Punishment.
  • The name of the organization of which he is the leader of, The Rats in the House of the Dead, is a reference to the actual Dostoevsky's work, The House of the Dead.
  • He appears to have a habit of biting the tip of his thumbs, making them bleed.
  • According to him, he possesses 'a weak anemic constitution', in other words, anemia.
  • He plays the cello. [12]
  • According to the guidebook:[4]
    • He thinks his strength is being faithful to God's will.
    • He thinks his weakness is being unhealthy.
    • His favorite type of person are people with a good complexion
    • His motto is "Let the hand of God guide you."

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Chapter 42.
  2. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Chapter 58.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Chapter 63.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Bungo Stray Dogs DEAD APPLE Official Guidebook.
  5. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Chapter 57.
  6. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Chapter 37.
  7. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Chapter 75.
  8. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Chapter 12.
  9. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Chapter 37.
  10. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Chapter 46.
  11. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Volume 12, Author Guide.
  12. Bungo Stray Dogs Manga: Chapter 47.

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