"Undead King of Blood and Night" Cain Madhouse (ケイン・マッドハウス , Kein Maddohausu) or Cain Withers (ケイン・ウィザース , Kein Wizāsu) is a Vampire Incarnate and the Lieutenant of Incarnate Soldier Unit during the Civil War. When the war ended he formed the Free Nation of New Patria.
He is a tall man with long dark hair. He wears a dark tail coat, underneath a patterned, single-breasted waistcoat or vest with a wing-collared shirt, a scarf and dark trousers and boots.
Cain is an intensely manipulative individual whose way with words often leads people to believe that he should be viewed as the victim of his circumstances and brings him many allies. His true nature is far darker, being extraordinarily sadistic even to those whom he claims to view as friends and has known for years, such as when he manipulated Elaine into shooting the man she loved before killing her out of spite. He has also shown that he is more than happy to turn on his own allies if they annoy him, or even if they simply lose their usefulness to him, irrespective of whether or not they fully support his goals, and his frequent smile while killing demonstrates the true depths of his sadism. He is also exceedingly arrogant, especially since becoming an incarnate, flaunting his inability to die by getting as close to his foes as possible and mocking the futility of their attempts to stop him.
Cain is also frequently bored, even quickly becoming bored by his own actions, and his boredom caused him to develop quite a nihilistic worldview, with him even saying at the end of vol.1 that "a world as boring as this does not have any point in existing". His nihilism is also demonstrated during his speech to Hank before his attempt to kill Schaal, where he says that nobody had any right to judge the humanity or morality of others, believing that morality is a pointless mental construct, and anything that started off as human and remains alive will never truly lose its humanity, because it is biologically human. His propensity for boredom is revealed in volume six to be his primary motivation for his cruel acts, since he cruelly reveals to his father (after having an entire town full of innocent people murdered) that everything he was doing was for the purpose of his own entertainment.
In the fourth volume, it is made abundantly clear by his brother Claude that before becoming an incarnate, Cain had been a far more kind and "gentle" individual, and Claude is unable to understand how his brother's mind became so utterly twisted and cruel. Nonetheless, Cain's father in the sixth volume seems to believe that Cain had always been utterly heartless, referring to him as The Devil when talking about him to his advisers.
Although his powers are modeled after Vampire, not much is known about Cain's power. When Hank Henriette shoots Cain in the face, he has shown to be able to heal his wound by regenerating his face. According to Elizabeth Weezer, even among Incarnates he's a "special one". When Cain attacks Bold Creek, it appears Cain is to able to control the blood within people. His multiple forms are many shadows cast on the plain by his metaphysical existence.
When Elaine Bluelake shoots Hank Henriette. Cain appears behind her and she hands him a gun with bullets, apologizing for getting him involved. She tells him he'll kill the rest of their unit until he refuses, telling her she and Hank will be the only ones to die. He shoots her in the chest and begins laughing.
Walking throughout Whitechurch accompanyied by Miglieglia, he is stopped by two women asking if he would like some fun. He smirks and grabs a hold of one them. He releases her and she turns around to start biting the other women's neck. Walking away, he says its such a dull night and asks Miglieglia what she thinks, to which she agrees.
Upon entering the town's church with Miglieglia, Christopher Keynes mentions about upholding justice in the town. Cain calls him cold, as he's that kind of guy. Revealing they have a common enemy. He tosses him a bullet. Revealing it as Godkiller bullets. He's questioned why he has it. Walking away, Cain tells him if he manages to upload justice, let them meet again.
Mocking Hank for still wearing their unit's uniform, Hank shoots him in the eye until his wound begins to heal. When Elizabeth Weezer takes Hank's companin. Cain tells him he has a bad habit of prioritizing what's infront of him. Revealing he came to deliver an invitation Miglieglia drops a letter infront of Hank. Mentioning the location is inside he says he'll be waiting for him tomorrow night. The next night at a gala, Cain thanks everyone for coming and delivers a speech about post war life until he reveals their preprations are complete. As Incarnates invade the event and begin killing humans. Cain says they aren't as use to him. Confronted by Hank asking him to stop them. Cain reveals their doing it of their own free will. Asking Hank to join him, he refuses. He shoots Hank's companin who is brought to him, when Hank is pinned down by an Incarnate. As Hank transforms into his large warewolf form. Cain tells everyone they stand before the lord of the beasts.
- To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts manga and anime: Chapter 5 and Episode 4
- To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts manga: Chapter 13
- To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts manga: Chapter 10
- To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts manga: Chapter 28
- To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts volume 5: Extras
- To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts manga and anime: Chapter 6 and Episode 1
- To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts manga: Chapter 8
- To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts manga: Chapter 9
- To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts manga: Chapter 10
|Members||Hank Henriette • Cain Madhouse • Elizabeth Weezer • Hydra • Chameleon • Spriggan • Minotaur • Behemoth • Gargoyle • Karkinos • Sasquatch • Nidhogg • Siren • Garmr • Centaurus • Doppelgänger • Hraesvelgr • Francis Wells|