Count Esperanza C. Boroñal (エスペランサ・C・ボロニアル, Esuperanza C Boroniaru) is the governor of Lotto Valentino and a member of the Spanish nobility. He is known for his strange appearance, with star tattoos under both of his eyes and outlandish clothing. He deeply cherishes women above all else, which has led to him being labelled a womanizer and a dangerous eccentric by those who do not know him well. He has the best interests of Lotto Valentino at heart.
Esperanza's odd appearance has led some to call him the "Clown Count" of Lotto Valentino. Most unusual are the twin stars tattooed on either side of his face, of course, though his large tricorn hat is rather eye-catching as well.
He has deep shadows under his eyes, which are large and rather owl-like.
Esperanza has a deep respect and admiration for women, treating them as 'befitting a gentleman'. He treats all women equally, be they aristocrats or commoners, friends or strangers and offers them complete and total hospitality at his manor.
With men he is more unpredictable, showing absolutely no interest in them most of the time. Those who do not know him personally often misconstrue his lopsided attention towards women as lecherous or perverse, leading to some viewing him with fear (like Sylvie Lumiere in 1711).
Carla considers him to be a "good man" and he is not undeserving of such a compliment. He is hardworking and kind in his idiosyncrasies, honorable and well-intentioned.
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Maribel is his younger sister. Esperanza hid her at his house for several months, and he was the person who constructed her new identity as Monica Campanella.
Elmer is one of Esperanza's few male friends. Esperanza allowed Elmer to stay with him when the boy first arrived in Lotto Valentino, but eventually kicked him out due to Elmer's gender. Despite this, Esperanza accepted Elmer's request to temporarily house Niki. Elmer nicknamed him "Speran".