|“||Ah, I shall say, I shall say—though you may criticize my words with claims of triteness, I shall say—fuck your face, you son of a bitch.||”|
Mayor Watt Stalf (ヴォッド･スタルフ Voddo Sutarufu) is the the mayor of Rukram and later the mayor of Neuberg after the merger between Rukram and Mozartzungen. He is a dhampyr who obtains Relic's powers after secretly drinking the blood of Rudi Wenders, an Eater.
His goal is to combine all the cities on the island of Growerth into one megacity over which he plans to govern.
He is the ultimate petty villain.
As mayor, he wears non-prescription glasses and a formal business suit.
As for casual clothes, he has been depicted wearing a black leather jacket over a black shirt with a white skull emblazoned on its front, and black jeans. He always wears black sunglasses.
A good indication for when he is about to make a personality shift is when he swaps his glasses out for his sunglasses (and vice-versa).
|[||I consider him an excellent rival. After all, he is the noblest of petty villains.||]|
|“||Master Watt is petty, nasty, selfish, boorish, vulgar, rude, violent, petty, proud, arrogant, ready to chop people, awful, petty, and always obsessed with the past, but I still think he’s great!||”|
As Gerhardt puts it, "even if [Watt's] plan were to be carried ninety percent of the way to perfection, he is the kind of man who would abandon it without a second thought if it didn't achieve his desired outcome. [...] This petty villain is the kind of man who grows and matures. He is a match for most heroes in his will to see through everything he does to the end, but he could never become anyone so great as them."
In order to understand how far Watt will go to achieve his ideals, it would be prudent to point out that he went to university, got into politics, and ran for mayor all so that he could 'beat' Gerhardt (and very likely motivated after what happened to Lorenz) and poured his efforts into revamping Growerth's law enforcement and infrastructure. The vast majority of his political successes are due to honest work on his part.
When he is not performing his mayoral duties (and usually when he is away from humans), Watt is violent with abandon and swears with abandon, devastatingly blunt and coarse in his speech. When he is acting as mayor, he speaks calmly and politely as befitting someone of his station.
He has a soft spot for Pirie Mistwalker, and he appears to have some respect and emotion towards Lorenz.
Above all else, Watt knows how good it feels to 'crawl up from the pits.' Every time he falls, he'll climb his way to the top again because he knows how awful it is at the bottom.
He'd rather work to take what he wants rather than having it handed to him. That's why he shuns the thought of Gerhardt and Relic von Waldstein returning his subordinates to him at the end of Vamp! I, and vows that he'll "take back what's mine" (his former subordinates) and the castle, the city, and so on.
He hates it when others look down on him.
(To be added)
- He enjoys thick venison steak.
- He speaks a little Japanese, since Rukram is sister cities with Hagane City in Japan.