I’ve been reading Ouran High School Host Club and have been amused by Kyouya, the glasses-wearing “shadow king” in the host club. I’ve also learned the proper term for his type of character.
The term for glasses-wearing male characters in manga is apparently megane, “spectacles,” and they tend to share similar characteristics: they’re intellectual; quiet; often second-in-command to a more charismatic leader; sometimes the real powers behind the throne; sometimes arrogant; and usually a little scary, because their mild manners typically conceal a ruthless streak.
I mention this because Cristof, in Clockwork Heart, is a megane. Alister’s your classically good-looking, smooth guy — the charismatic leader type — but Cristof is too tall and thin to be truly handsome, with nerdy rumpled hair and glasses. And since manga was one of CH’s inspirations, I couldn’t help giving Cris a few of the megane’s other characteristics, too….