|Other names||Cheryl (Real Name)|
|Route for history||Bardo's|
|Voice actor||Kenji Nomura|
Bardo (バルド) is one of the main characters of Lamento. He's a striped cat who owns an inn in Ransen. He's an older cat who's wiser and more experienced than the rest of the cast. He has a cheerful attitude and is good at cooking for his inn's guests. In the of his route, it's revealed his name at birth was Cheryl, and he changed it because it sounded feminine.
Bardo is a large-sized cat with striped ears and tail. His hair is black and is kept messy, reaching just over his shoulder. He has a goatee. His skin is slightly tanned, and his body is described to be pretty bulky.
His clothes consist in a simple open, cream colored, shirt with black and red details in the sleeves, green and grey flower patterns adorn the hem of it. In his lower half he uses a pair of brown baggy pants, over them he uses an apron with similar colors and pattern to his shirt. He wraps his hips with a grey cloth secured with a black leather belt in wich he keeps a small sword. His right wrist is covered by a black cloth. He uses black boots with red laces. In his route, he later wears an all black leather suit with hints of crimson, exposing very little of his chest. He had this outfit years ago, this can only be seen in his route.
Bardo is a very laid-back guy who loves to tease and likes to face problems with a smile rather than a frown. He more or less runs the entire inn by himself, a rather impressive feat, and is a great cook. He also has a couple of oddball tendencies, since he seems to think it's perfectly alright to sit one of his guests (Konoe) down behind the reception while he goes to run errands, despite barely knowing him, and chucks the dagger Rai threatened him with at same-said guest, saying, "I had the feeling you'd catch it" in the face of Konoe's outraged reaction. That's already a hint that Bardo is no ordinary innkeeper—and indeed he isn't. He's an ex-bounty hunter, and used to be Rai's mentor during his childhood. The past and the rift that opened up between him and Rai are more painful to Bardo than he generally lets on. He feels extremely guilty for being unable to save Rai's parents, and for unintentionally driving Rai away. Bardo worries about Konoe and Rai a great deal, fearing that they are throwing their lives away in the struggle against Leaks, but when Konoe tells him, "I fight to live, not to die", Bardo also resolves to do everything he can, no matter what the odds.
As the proprietor of an inn in the large city of Ransen, Bardo is used to the occasional odd guest. However, when a certain young cat and his strange acquaintances come to stay, it's pretty safe to say that they're the oddest guests Bardo has seen in his entire career. As Konoe enters the inn, an unknown cat (who is later introduced as Bardo) asks him to open the door.
Bardo like to tease Konoe, sometimes treating him like a child, wich greatly annoys Konoe. In most of the route, he helps Konoe but keeps himself in the side lines. If his Route is followed, Bardo shows a kind and caring attitude towards Konoe, inviting him to see Ransen and the Winter Festival. He is shocked when Konoe shows interest in him but he quickly gets attached to him, even admitting that he couldn't take Konoe off his mind. But even if Bardo cares for Konoe, he sometimes acts in an abrasive way towards Konoe when he tries to dig on his past or worries about his right hand. Konoe often calls him an old man or idiot at times.
Bardo doesn't pay too much interest to Asato antics, even casually asking if he entered by the window again. He's shown to worry a bit for Asato, this is clear when he gives him extra food even when the other doesn't ask for it, just because he thought Asato looked happy eating that specific dish. If Bardo's route is follow, he can take a teasing attitude towards Asato, specially by showing off his close relationship with Konoe.
Bardo and Rai knew each other in the latter's childhood, as both lived in Setsura. Bardo acted as a father figure and mentor towards Rai, whose parents did not care for him very much. He said he never wanted children, however, he thought of Rai as his own son. He was the one who taught Rai how to use a sword and hunt, and was also the first to notice Rai's insanity. Rai cut off his relations with Bardo when he found out Bardo had made a deal with a devil, thus his hostility towards Bardo. In the end of Bardo's route, their relationship has seemingly improved, as they both spar in their spare time, and Rai is willing to talk to Bardo.
In Bardo's route is reveal that Verg is the devil who Bardo made an incomplete deal with. While Bardo quickly takes a hostile stance against Verg when the other reveals his true nature, he only shows this when hes alone with Verg, acting laid back and cheerful when the others are around.