Purgstall, in spite of being one of the twelve most powerful beings in the world, was considered timid, and disliked both violence and confrontation. He genuinely cared for the people that he was entrusted to governor over, and stood up to the Gigantic Guyver when he believed they were in danger; even though he knew Imakarum Mirabilis, a much more powerful Zoalord than himself, had been nearly killed by the Gigantic Dark.
Purgstall was one of the most loyal followers of Archanfel and placed his goal above all else, including his own ambitions. Purgstall was also loyal to his mentor Dr. Barcas and his close friend Sin. He believed that his fellow peers and council members were all close allies and friends of his, and he treated them all as such. Purgstall went above and beyond to treat the people around him with care and fairness, something noted by his fellow peers, who either appreciated his unique sense of treatment to "lesser beings" or disagreed with it.
Despite the fact that he disliked fighting, he desired to end both any resistance to Chronos's control over the world and infighting from his peers immediately whenever he could, which ultimately led to his demise.
He mentioned that Dr. Barcas had chosen him in Vienna, 215 years before the present. This, and his name, strongly imply that he was Austrian (Technically, a Bohemian and citizen of the Holy Roman Empire). He apparently was a citizen of Purgstall an der Erlauf, an ancient fortified market town in what is now north-east Austria. In spite of his name, he is apparently not a nobleman, because at the time Purgstall was ruled by the Schaffgotsch family. On the other hand, there was a count of Purgstall, namely Godfrey Wenceslaus, who was such until at least 1811 when he died.
His combat abilities were vast, but most effective across a distance. He possessed the power to generate and attract massive electrical charges, calling down lightning from the sky at will. Up close, he could also project electrical attacks of less potency; his battle form was also capable of absorbing radiant energy.