I think Beatrice is a pretty cool witch. She kills people endlessly and doesn't afraid of anything!
Ignoring the fact that she's about a millennium older than what I'd go for(taking the form of an adult woman no less!), I have to say that I'm very attracted to this elegant troll of a witch. Beatrice's scheme truly epitomizes the devil's workshop resulting from an idle mind, as her intention for inciting mass murder was derived from sheer boredom. It's been a while since I've rooted for the antagonist, and all the more reason to as well, since Battler has yet to leave an impression on me
As a prelude to this epic battle of wits, Battler has, so far, taken the somewhat asinine approach, as his refusal to believe in the existence of witchcraft and magic can be likened to that of a child plugging his ears, going "LALALA WITCHES DON'T EXIST LALALA", made even more hilarious with everyone else gibbing around him
Taking its predecessor into account, I'm somewhat concerned over the ratio of logically unraveled discrepancies is to plain deus ex machina. While it would be interesting if Battler manages to solve everything through, as he puts it, humans means, I do acknowledge the fact that it will detract from the otherwise intended mystical nature of the show However, it is the level of compromise in this aspect, in my opinion, that will dictate whether or not Umineko ends up being nothing more than a mediocre whodunit series with a couple of clever set pieces.
Don't get me wrong though; I still appreciate some down to earth absurdity , and was especially amused by the tea party sequence which reminded me a lot of Taiga's Dojo, a familiar scene for atrocious players following a game over, where you're provided advice and hints for your next playthrough
Joining the fray, we have NPC Frederica Bernkastel(henceforth known as Fancy Rika), who's taken your side, the player for the time being. And those dead eyes? Not only is Fancy Rika a tsundere, she's also one hell of a kinky minx. I mean, the only way of achieving that erotic, blank look is for a female to fornicate to the extent when most of the central nervous system has shut down due to excessive carnal pleasure.
I've even been informed that Fancy Rika will utter Nipah~ sometime later in the second arc.....
It's as if Rika's sex appeal has been magnified over a thousand times...
....Is it too late for me to change waifus?