D.Gray-man Encyclopedia

There isn't anyone who doesn't feel regret or sadness.
— Lavi

Lavi (ラビ , Rabi) is the current alias of the current chosen successor of the Bookman Clan generally shortened as Bookman Junior. He is one of the main characters of D.Gray-Man and an Exorcist and member of the European Branch of the Black Order, though this affiliation only exists so he and his mentor, Bookman, can record the world history as it unfolds. "Lavi" is his 49th alias, with "Deak" (ディック) being his previous one. Lavi belongs to Marian Unit.


Lavi is a tall, handsome, and well-built[1] young man with fairly light skin. He has longish, ginger[2] (red in 2006 anime) hair and tends to wear it up in a bandanna, and green almond-shaped slightly downward-slanted eyes. His eyebrows have a particular へ shape like Reever's.[3]He is constantly seen wearing an eyepatch over his right eye, and what lies underneath is currently unknown, though he has stated that he does not wear the eyepatch because of any injury.[4]

Lavi's uniforms tend to feature longer jackets and tight pants he tucks into his boots, and his bandannas and scarves are actually a requested part of his uniform design. Lavi keeps his hammer-type Innocence in a holster he wears on his thigh, thus why his pants tend to be tight. Though he started off wearing simple work-type boots, his most recent uniform features higher boots that go clear up to his thighs. He has also taken to wearing hoop earrings and stopped wearing bandannas, letting his hair down. He is often wearing finger-less gloves.

When not in mission, Lavi wears lightweight clothing. He is usually seen with short sleeves and open neck.



Lavi's golem

Lavi's golem, black like most golems has bat-like wings . Those wings are not particularly large compare to some other golem's ones. It has a tip at the top and a curve at the bottom. This gives it a shape that resembles a tear. Its unique eye is filled with a pupil which is surrounded by a black star-like pattern with four edges. The sclera space between the pattern and the pupil is circular.


Allen fights Kanda Hallow

Lavi trying to break up one of Allen and Kanda's many fights.

Despite displaying moods that range from mischievous, laid-back, friendly, cold, bitter, even sly or naive, Lavi is typically a very reserved person, these "personality traits", more often than not, tending to be something of a charade his training as a Bookman has forced him to put on. As a Bookman, Lavi's teachings strongly discourage and, in some cases, even forbid him from making personal attachments;[5] because of this, Lavi is fully though reservedly aware of the fact that he might well live to see his "friends" and "comrades" die around him and be expected to move on without showing much of an outward reaction. He went as far as not considering himself as a human being as exemplified when he tells Miranda that "Lenalee is a human like her". It should be noted that his situation has led him to both liking and disliking humans. [6]

Over time, though, Lavi has been finding it harder and harder to stick to these convictions. During a confrontation with Road Kamelot, he realized that the longer he was around his "friends", the harder it was for him to remember Bookman's orders to remain unattached. He realized that, while previously, he had no faith in the human race, he was starting to change and ask questions about who he was. After this realization, Lavi started to let himself become more genuine, though he still did his best to hide it from Bookman.

Because of his occupation, Lavi can actually be very intelligent and insightful, thinking up battle strategies on the go and frequently using his Bookman skills to win fights.

Lavi enjoys giving nicknames to various characters, naming Bookman "Old Panda" due to the thick black circles around his eyes, a converted Akuma "Chomesuke", and Arystar "Krorykins" (Crow-chan in the manga). He is one of the only people to call Kanda by his first name (though it frequently results in him nearly being killed for it), and apparently speaks to him outside of missions, as hinted when he called Allen "beansprout" (モヤシ, moyashi), saying that if Kanda could call him that, Lavi could as well, as he is the same age as Kanda. He has a habit of teasing both Allen and Kanda. Coupled with his laid-back demeanour, Lavi has a tendency to put his arms behind his head. He also is a very "touchy-person", easily hugging his friends and making physical contact with them. He was also scolded many times by Bookman for talking too much.

Even though he is most of the time cheerful and joking, he happens to get very angry when it comes to serious matter. He punched a window in the ship so violently it broke the glass when Lenalee was left apathetic following Allen's disappearance.  

Lavi also has a fondness for beautiful women with gifted assets, having a tendency to call out "Strike!" when he sees a woman who "meets his standards".

Personal Statistics[]

Statistics Previous[7] Current[6]
Sophistication 5 5
Humanity 3 3.5
Combat Ability 4 4
Mental 3 4
Flexibility 5 5
Extra Statistics
Acting 4 4.5


  1. http://static.zerochan.net/D.Gray-man.full.1797874.jpg
  2. Volume 11, chapter 101, page 67
  3. Katsura's Hoshino interview about Lavi
  4. The 49th Name
  5. Chapter 58
  6. 6.0 6.1 Fanbook, Gray Log
  7. D.Gray-man Official Fanbook Gray Ark, Page 034