| Asumu Ushiromiya|
|Name|| Asumu Ushiromiya|
|First Appearance||Legend of the Golden Witch (first mentioned)|
Asumu Ushiromiya is Rudolf's first wife, who had died six years prior to the start of the series. She is initially believed to be Battler Ushiromiya's mother until Alliance of the Golden Witch, when Battler learns he is not her true son when Beatrice challenges him to say the statement in the Red Truth and he finds that he is unable to. However, Battler is unaware of his true parentage until Twilight of the Golden Witch.
Asumu never appears directly in the story, but is mentioned frequently in the game's dialogue and tips. She is said by Kyrie to have butted in on her relationship with Rudolf and forced him to marry her. Both women became pregnant around the same time and Kyrie had hoped to shock Asumu with the news; according to Kyrie, Asumu had responded callously and Kyrie believed that Asumu had been much slier than she appeared. Kyrie's attempt to take Rudolf back by having him recognize her child failed because she apparently gave birth to a stillborn while Asumu's child lived.
Upon her death, Rudolf immediately remarried with Kyrie, leading Battler to believe that Rudolf had betrayed Asumu and he cut his ties to the Ushiromiya family for the next six years. While she is frequently vilified by Kyrie, it is hinted that Asumu was vastly different from how she is described, being a far more gentle woman who was capable of soothing Rudolf's pain, and that he married her not just out of obligation but out of love.