Isa-chan (by Jim Bryce)
- Meredith Sulez: "I don't know her very well at all. What’s she like?"
- Bonnie McCullough: "Well, nice. Looks a bit like you, except Asian. Shorter than you, Elena's height, but skinnier. Sort of pretty. A little shy, the quiet type, you know. Sort of hard to get to know. And... nice."
- — Bonnie on Isobel[src]
Isobel Saitou (b. 1995 or 1996) was the daughter of Orime Saitou and her husband. At the age of about eight, Inari Saitou forced herself onto the family, banishing Isobel's father at some point after her younger sister's conception for attempting to defy her. Isobel was later infected with malach by Inari, but eventually managed to help oppose Inari, as well as Shinichi and Misao.
- "Ten years ago, I didn't know what made Orime Saitou suddenly so diffident and quiet. Now I realise that it began just around the time her ‘mother’ moved in with her. I was quite fond of young Isobel, but she suddenly became – aloof – in an unchildlike way. Now I understand."
- —Theophilia Flowers[src]
Isobel was born to Orime Saitou and her husband between September 1, 1995 and August 31, 1996. The family lived in a house in Fell's Church, Virginia. At the age of about eight, Inari Saitou arrived in Fell's Church and forced herself on the family, adopting the role of Orime's mother. This led to Isobel becoming aloof and more mature, while her mother became reclusive. She attended Robert E. Lee High School, where she was a dedicated and studious student. She met Bonnie McCullough after getting out of athletics due to her "jumpy heart".
In 2011 or 2012, Isobel gained a younger sister. Around the same time, her father tried to defy Inari, leading to his departure from Fell's Church. While Orime believed that he had been banished to Japan, Theophilia Flowers theorised that she may have killed him.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 In chapter 20 of The Return: Nightfall, Bonnie mentions that Isobel was in the same year as her, although they did not share any classes.
- ↑ Theophilia Flowers: Ten years ago, I didn't know what made Orime Saitou suddenly so diffident and quiet. Now I realise that it began just around the time her ‘mother’ moved in with her. I was quite fond of young Isobel, but she suddenly became – aloof – in an unchildlike way. Now I understand. (The Return: Midnight - Chapter 36)
- ↑ The Return: Nightfall - Chapter 20