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Gil has short blond hair and dark purple eyes; Myne's first impression of him is that he looks like "a little punk". At first, Gil is roughly as tall as Lutz, but by the start of Part 4, Gil has had a growth spurt and is almost as tall as Fran.
Initially, Gil is a sharp-tongued troublemaker who is notorious for not fulfilling his duties and spending most of his time in the repentance chamber. However, once he learns that his hard work for Myne will be rewarded, Gil becomes cheerful, enthusiastic, and hard-working.
Gil has a very kind heart. He was the first person to implore Myne to improve the conditions in the orphanage and thanked her tearfully when she agreed. He also personally brought food and supplies to the orphans. Although he can still be childish and impulsive, he values Myne's praise highly and works hard to live up to her expectations.
Gil grew up in the Ehrenfest temple orphanage. At the age of seven, he was baptized and moved to the boys' wing as a gray priest. Although the conditions were better there than in the girls' wing, he still didn't get very much to eat.
Because Gil was disrespectful and and often refused to clean the temple as he was told, he became known as a troublemaker and spent much of his time in the repentance chamber. At age 10, Gil agreed to serve the apprentice blue shrine maiden Myne, reasoning that he'd get better food to eat as an apprentice attendant than as an orphan gray priest.
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- He received a slate board and a karuta set from Myne.
- Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 1. Chapter 1: Attendants and the Fealty Ceremony
- Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 1. Chapter 1: Just Call Me Urashima Taro
- Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 1. Prologue
- Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 1. Chapter 8: What They Deserve
- Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 1. Chapter 12: The Reality of the Orphanage
- Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 1. Chapter 9: First Time Outside