The Millennium Earl is the first disciple truly named Adam and is the story's main antagonist and head of the Noah Family. He is a sorcerer from long ago, and he plans to lead the world to its death. He tricks people who mourn for their dead relatives and friends into resurrecting them, turning them into akuma that he can then control. The Earl resembles a grotesque caricature of a Victorian gentleman, a rotund figure in cape and top hat, with a perpetual enormous grin and pince-nez spectacles. He has a set of horns under his hat. This is merely the form he displays out in the open, however, as his true form looks more like a human wearing a cape and hat. Despite his intentions, he often displays a cheerful attitude, though in his true Noah form, he comes across as more confident and malicious. He is also shown to have a human form. He is able to control Noah's Ark and has created a new one, intending to discard the old one when it falls into the possession of the Black Order. The Earl has recently begun a campaign of extermination against the Black Order with the other Noahs.