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My apologies, but I see I must make this clear — you and I are not cousins.
— Detlinde to Rozemyne in Part 4 Volume 1 Chapter 20: Dedication Whirl

Detlinde (ディートリンデ, Diitorinde) is the daughter of Aub Ahrensbach and his first wife Georgine, making her Sylvester's niece and Wilfried's cousin.

She is an archduke candidate of Ahrensbach currently enrolled in the Royal Academy.

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Detlinde has dark green eyes and beautiful blonde hair[1]. She takes after her mother, Georgine, and is said to look even more like her grandmother, Veronica[2].

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As an archduke candidate of a greater duchy, Detlinde is used to getting what she wants. This makes her extremely narcissistic and self-centered, thinking that the world revolves around her. She often makes unreasonable demands to get what she wants, blatantly disregarding the atmosphere and people around her[3].

Detlinde is warm to those she likes, but contemptuous to those she sees as inferior to her[4]. She uses backhanded compliments and false concern to insult those she dislikes, and often plays the victim in social situations. However, her ploys are usually more convincing to boys than other girls[3].

Spoiler from Part 4 Volume 8
Detlinde is quite prone to throwing out veiled or even open insults to others without appearing to consider the consequences of her words, even when such unkind words will clearly place her in a worse position[5].

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Detlinde was born as the youngest daughter of Aub Ahrensbach and Georgine, his third wife. When his first wife died, Georgine became the new first wife. Because her mother is the older sister of Sylvester, Detlinde is also a cousin to Wilfried and his siblings (as well as Rudiger from Frenbeltag).

She has several older sisters who are all married, including Alstede who was married to her half-brother Blasius. Her only brother Wolfram died shortly after the purges following the civil war. While she has a claim on the title of Aub, her niece Letizia has already been selected as the successor[6].

Spoiler from Part 4 Volume 8
Throughout her entire childhood Detlinde barely had any contact with her father. On the few times they met, Detlinde can only remember him chastising her with a disgusted look on his face without doting on her even once.

Likewise she doesn't seem to feel particularly close to her mother either, who not once in Detlindes life followed any of her daughters suggestions and didn't seem to care when Detlinde was sick. Even when ill Detlinde had to keep working and studying[7].

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  • After Rozemyne revived Schwartz and Weiss, Professor Solange remarked that a "young lady from Ahrensbach" inquired rather insistently how to became the new master of the magic tools. While it is not confirmed, it is strongly implied to be Detlinde, planning to take the shumils away from Rozemyne[8].
  • Both Wilfried and Charlotte remarked that Detlinde strongly resembled Veronica, but their reasons are entirely different.
  • Her name is a German name, usually spelled as "Dietlinde" or "Dietlind". Detlinde was chosen in official translations to prevent the audience from associating her name with the English word "diet" and mispronounce it.
    • "Dietlinde" is derived from "thiot" (people) and "lind" (soft, tender) in Old High German, which is ironic considering the fact that she acts like a bully who couldn't care less about people beneath her.

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  1. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 1. Chapter 9: The Advancement Ceremony and Fellowship Gatherings
  2. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 3. Chapter 3: Winter Socializing
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 3. Chapter 11: The Tea Party for All Duchies
  4. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 1. Chapter 20: Dedication Whirl
  5. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 8. Chapter 20: Ferdinand’s Estate
  6. 6.0 6.1 Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 4. Epilogue
  7. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 8. Epilogue
  8. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 2. Chapter 10: The Prince's Summons

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