|The Impetuous Princess|
|Occupation||Student/resident at Rose Garden Orphanage|
|Voice actor||Emma Tate|
|“|| Why would someone steal something so precious to the Princess? Why?
Susan is a character in Rule of Rose. As her title suggests, she is very impulsive and quick to jump to conclusions. This is shown in how often she spreads rumors and takes part in gossiping. Her task in the Red Crayon Aristocrat Club is to gather information on Stray Dog, and she is most likely the second youngest of the orphans after Olivia.
Susan is perceived as an impetuous girl with a very vivid imagination. She can be viewed as quite clumsy, as while attempting to do a curtsy, she stumbles and almost trips. She has difficulties with communication, as she speaks with a lisp and a stutter. She also often repeats things that she has already said, and is usually seen sucking her fingers. Like Olivia, Susan is also somewhat of a kiss-up to the higher members of the Aristocracy, perceived as rather a "servant" in contrast to an actual valued member.
Rule of Rose
Susan is first seen spying on Jennifer with Meg as she first approaches the gift box. As they escape into the Library giggling, they leave part of the Two-Leaf Key behind. The player can then view them through the keyhole of the library door, where Meg seems to be teaching her how to read. Later, she can be heard reading a story, after which she runs out of the room with Meg, and down the stairs to the main floor. It is unknown where she goes after the said event, but the next time she is seen is on the Aristocrat altar of the Club Room, after Jennifer offers her butterfly gift.
The next time she is seen is in the "Sir Peter" chapter, where she complains that Peter "smells like poo," and she appears later on with the rest of the club members as Peter is sacrificed.
Susan also appears in "The Goat Sisters" chapter. If Jennifer should attempt to enter the filth room, Olivia and Susan will keep her out. If the player should choose to go to the next room and look through the slit in the wall, Olivia can be seen running around the post, while Susan seems to be standing still with her fingers in her mouth. Later in the chapter, Susan is seen with the rest of the children, dropping insects and other disgusting items into the Onion Bag, with Jennifer inside.
After this, Susan is not seen until the "Rag Princess Sews" chapter. When Jennifer talks to her, she expresses concern over the disappearance of Joshua the bear. At the end of the chapter, she and Olivia are the ones to forcefully pull Jennifer into the Club Room, after which she resumes her place on the altar. Near the end of the scene, she slowly walks away, as the rest of the children do, leaving Jennifer alone to be attacked by the Imps.
In "The Funeral" chapter, Susan is first seen doing chores with a few of the other children. Later, she can be seen in the library with Meg, reading, and ignoring Jennifer. Much later in the chapter, Susan can be seen next to the rest of the girls in the Club Room, after Jennifer discovers that they had killed Brown. It is unknown how she felt about this, as her expression is indeterminable.
In the "Stray Dog and the Lying Princess" chapter, Susan is seen gossiping with Amanda, after which, she curtsies to Jennifer and runs downstairs. Downstairs, she and Olivia curtsy to Jennifer yet again (Susan stumbles while doing so), and allow her to pass between them. About a minute later, Susan advises everyone that she sees Wendy from out the window, and they all run outside to possibly mock her. Susan seems to pick something off the floor on her way out.
In the "Once Upon a Time" chapter, if Jennifer should examine the blocked-off toilet stall in the men's lavatory, she will say: "Once, Susan started a rumor about voices coming from this room at night... It turned out it was only the door creaking in the wind, but one night, sounds came from the room even with the windows shut. Susan jumped out of her bed and screamed. It was really just a prank by Nicholas and Xavier. From then on, the room was believed to be haunted and was considered off limits." This is the only thing she has to say about Susan.
The origins of Susan's name may have come from the Book of Tobit, in which the woman, Susanna, is required to defend herself against wrongful accusation. This is similar to Susan's character, for Susan was known for spreading rumors, and may have frequently had to defend herself by getting the others to believe that the rumors were true.
- "Once upon a time... there was an... unlucky girl... All she want-All she wanted was to be happy. So, she went to a clo-clover field. She found a one-leaf clover... but she drop-but she dropped it on the road. She found a two-leaf clover... but it slip-but it slipped into the sh-shadows..."
- "I don't know... What?"
- "Peter smells like poo! He's so stinky, I don't want to touch him! Stinky stinky, go away!"
- "Why won't the birdie fly to me? ...Why does it have to be you? Stay away! I said stay away!"
- "What? Really? ...How?! Ouch!"
- "Look, it's Wendy... it's Wendy..."
- In the "Bird of Happiness" chapter, Susan is seen whistling bird-calls over the banister of a long, staircase. When Jennifer approaches her, she says: '"Why won't the birdie fly to me? ...Why does it have to be you? Stay away! I said stay away!" This could possibly be a reference to the expression, "a little birdie told me," a metaphorical and comic remark used by ones who don't want to reference their stated information. This could mean that Susan was literally searching for a "little birdie" to give her information that she could use for rumors.