The anime is a trip to rarely travelled English and Welsh folklore for an anime, weaving together darkness with fairy-felt hope and is an anime that improves with the more attention you can give it.
Elias Ainsworth has a face like some strange animal's skull. The person who bought the abandon Chise Hatori is as inhuman as he is powerful.
Ainsworth, also known as The Child of Thorns, isn't wearing a skull helm. That's is face. At least, that's his face most of the time.