History Characters / MainSlayers

21st Jan '17 12:07:46 AM Kilyle
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* EyesAlwaysShut: Xellos keeping his eyes closed at all times is actually part of his disguise. When they're closed, he's the friendly and mischievous "Trickster Priest," because it's impossible for him to open his eyes without looking sinister. The moment they open, any question as to his true nature vanishes immediately.

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* EyesAlwaysShut: Xellos keeping his eyes closed at all times is actually part of his disguise. When they're closed, he's the friendly and mischievous "Trickster Priest," because it's nearly impossible for him to open his eyes without looking sinister. The moment they open, any question as to his true nature vanishes immediately.immediately.
** Exception -- possibly an EarlyInstallmentWeirdness?[[note]]Of course, since his physical form is a mask he wears, he probably has control over how the eyes look, so maybe he changed that later -- it's not necessarily a case of GlamourFailure[[/note]] -- is an early scene wherein Lina surprises him by knowing something he was about to tell her and he just kind of stands there with a bewildered look on his face, and looks just like any other character. Lina at that point realizes he's more serious than expected, not because his eyes are open but because with just a glance, ''he scared Seygram away''.
19th Dec '16 1:24:56 AM rafi
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* BadassPrincess

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* BadassPrincessBadassPrincess: Despite being a princess, she also dubs herself as a hero of justice. Despite not being as powerful as her traveling companions, she can hold her own in a battle and never backs down from a villain.
19th Dec '16 12:10:00 AM annette12
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* CursedWithAwesome: The curse placed on Zel has given him SuperStrength, SuperSpeed (seen in the first series), [[NighInvulnerable Nigh Invulnerability]] and enhanced magical ability, but it's also made him a hideous freak and almost completely unable to swim since his body's composition will literally make him sink like a stone. He desperately wants ToBecomeHuman.

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* CursedWithAwesome: CursedWithAwesome:
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The curse placed on Zel has given him SuperStrength, SuperSpeed (seen in the first series), [[NighInvulnerable Nigh Invulnerability]] and enhanced magical ability, but it's also made him a hideous freak and almost completely unable to swim since his body's composition will literally make him sink like a stone. He desperately wants ToBecomeHuman.
19th Dec '16 12:07:14 AM annette12
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[[folder:Starting in Slayers]]
!!Lina Inverse

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[[folder:Starting !Starting in Slayers]]
!!Lina Inverse
Slayers
[[folder: Lina Inverse]]




!!Gourry Gabriev

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\n!!Gourry Gabriev[[/folder]]

[[folder: Gourry Gabriev]]




* AlliterativeName: Gourry Gabriev.



* AlliterativeName: Gourry Gabriev.
* AllThereInTheManual: ''Many'' things about him have been spoken by Hajime Kanzaka in interviews, namely about his never-mentioned background. Noteworthy life events include [[spoiler:a messed-up family that fought over who should possess the Sword of Light, and his running away at the age of 17 with it and living as a mercenary. Later, when Gourry had become so fed-up with the weapon that he was prepared to throw it away, he met a man who convinced him to instead put it to a good purpose. About a few days later Gourry ran into Lina, who he would dedicate his life to being a guardian for. The man, according to Kanzaka, was Lina's father.]] Kanzaka also noted that Gourry is capable of casting magic with power rivaling that of Lina's, but his [[IdiotHero poor and extremely selective memory]] would prevent him from doing incantations.



* {{Bishonen}}: He has no trouble attracting women with his good looks.

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* {{Bishonen}}: He has no trouble attracting women with his good looks.This show may actually beat out Yu-Gi-Oh for the sheer amount of girly-looking men in it.



* ChickMagnet: The second happened once when he cross-dressed in the first season; he ''immediately'' attracted a prideful guy. Thankfully, because of it, the heroes got a ship and got to go where they needed... but when Gourry lost the dress, [[EvenTheGuysWantHim the guy was still in love with him!]]

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* ButtMonkey: He becomes this when he either falls into traps or is forced to cross-dress.
* ChickMagnet: The second happened once when he cross-dressed He has no trouble attracting women with his good looks. He attracts Lina, Sylphiel, Martina, Nama a.k.a. Naga, Kuppi, Gioconda, and almost every main female character in the first season; he ''immediately'' attracted a prideful guy. Thankfully, because of it, the heroes got a ship and got to go where they needed... but when Gourry lost the dress, [[EvenTheGuysWantHim the guy was still in love with him!]]show.



* DumbassHasAPoint: Throughout the series he warns Lina how her schemes could bring unnecessary trouble and tries to convince her that taking the honest path would be far quicker and less stressful. Several points he's proven corrects. He also gives advice to Zelgadis and Amelia every once and a while, in particular to control their passionate emotions because its giving the edge to the foes.
* DumbassNoMore: In ''Evolution-R'', Gourry is still an idiot, but he's much more alert, intuitive, and all around competent than he is in most of the previous anime seasons (the first being the only exception) when it comes to non-combat situations. He even manages to correctly assert most situations, much to Lina's surprise and praise.



* EvenTheGuysWantHim: The second happened once when he cross-dressed in the first season; he ''immediately'' attracted a prideful guy. Thankfully, because of it, the heroes got a ship and got to go where they needed... but when Gourry lost the dress, [[EvenTheGuysWantHim the guy was still in love with him!]]



** DumbassHasAPoint: Throughout the series he warns Lina how her schemes could bring unnecessary trouble and tries to convince her that taking the honest path would be far quicker and less stressful. Several points he's proven corrects. He also gives advice to Zelgadis and Amelia every once and a while, in particular to control their passionate emotions because its giving the edge to the foes.



* HeroesWantRedheads: Gourry for Lina.



* WordOfGod: ''Many'' things about him have been spoken by Hajime Kanzaka in interviews, namely about his never-mentioned background. Noteworthy life events include [[spoiler:a messed-up family that fought over who should possess the Sword of Light, and his running away at the age of 17 with it and living as a mercenary. Later, when Gourry had become so fed-up with the weapon that he was prepared to throw it away, he met a man who convinced him to instead put it to a good purpose. About a few days later Gourry ran into Lina, who he would dedicate his life to being a guardian for. The man, according to Kanzaka, was Lina's father.]]
** Kanzaka also noted that Gourry is capable of casting magic with power rivaling that of Lina's, but his [[IdiotHero poor and extremely selective memory]] would prevent him from doing incantations.




!!Zelgadis Graywords

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\n!!Zelgadis Graywords[[/folder]]

[[folder: Zelgadis Graywords]]



* IcyBlueEyes: In the anime.
** PurpleEyes: In the novels.

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* IcyBlueEyes: In the anime.
** PurpleEyes: In
anime. He has PurpleEyes in the novels.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold[=/=]{{Jerkass}}: It varies.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold[=/=]{{Jerkass}}: {{Jerkass}}: It varies.varies between this and JerkWithAHeartOfGold.





!!Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun

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\n\n!!Amelia [[/folder]]

[[folder: Amelia
Wil Tesla SeyruunSeyruun]]



* BareFistedMonk: She's the only one in the main four to not wield a bladed weapon, and refuses to do so.
** She only wields a weapon twice, both times in in rather dire situations: in the final episode of the first season, she uses Gourry's Sword of Light to channel the Ra-Tilt, and in the final episode of ''TRY,'' she reluctantly uses one of the five Dark Star weapons (which the Sword of Light is one of) to fight off Valgaav.
*** The reason for her refusal? [[spoiler:Her mother was assassinated right in front of her and her sister.]]

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* BareFistedMonk: She's the only one in the main four to not wield a bladed weapon, and refuses to do so.
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so. She only wields a weapon twice, both times in in rather dire situations: in the final episode of the first season, she uses Gourry's Sword of Light to channel the Ra-Tilt, and in the final episode of ''TRY,'' she reluctantly uses one of the five Dark Star weapons (which the Sword of Light is one of) to fight off Valgaav.
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Valgaav. The reason for her refusal? [[spoiler:Her mother was assassinated right in front of her and her sister.]]








[[folder:Starting in Slayers NEXT]]
!!Xellos the Priest

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[[folder:Starting !Starting in Slayers NEXT]]
!!Xellos
NEXT
[[folder: Xellos
the PriestPriest]]



* ItAmusedMe: He spends a lot of time just screwing around with Lina and co.. particularly Lina herself and Zelgadis.



* NobleDemon: Emphasis on the "demon" (that's literally what he is after all). He never lets anyone forget that he's an evil mazoku, but, at the same time, doesn't engage in wanton cruelty or murder.
** For instance he once failed to accomplish a goal because he chose to save Filia. She bought his excuse that he did it just to screw with her because she thinks he's AlwaysChaoticEvil but for an 'evil monster focused on the EvilPlan' it doesn't make sense to abandon ThePlan to have simple fun.

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* NobleDemon: Emphasis on the "demon" (that's literally what he is after all). He never lets anyone forget that he's an evil mazoku, but, at the same time, doesn't engage in wanton cruelty or murder.
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murder. For instance he once failed to accomplish a goal because he chose to save Filia. She bought his excuse that he did it just to screw with her because she thinks he's AlwaysChaoticEvil but for an 'evil monster focused on the EvilPlan' it doesn't make sense to abandon ThePlan to have simple fun.



* ItAmusedMe: He spends a lot of time just screwing around with Lina and co.. particularly Lina herself and Zelgadis.






[[folder:Starting in Slayers TRY]]
!!Filia Ul Copt

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[[folder:Starting !Starting in Slayers TRY]]
!!Filia
TRY
[[folder: Filia
Ul CoptCopt]]




!!Valgaav

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\n!!Valgaav[[/folder]]

[[folder: Valgaav]]



* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Teal Hair]]
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Master]]: He at first believes that Lina killed Gaav.

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* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair YouGottaHaveBlueHair: You Gotta Have Teal Hair]]
Hair.
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Master]]: YouKilledMyFather: He at first believes that Lina killed Gaav.
Gaav.



[[folder:Starting in Slayers Revolution/Evolution-R]]
!!Pokota (Prince Posel Korba Taforashia)

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[[folder:Starting !Starting in Slayers Revolution/Evolution-R]]
!!Pokota
Revolution/Evolution-R
[[folder: Pokota
(Prince Posel Korba Taforashia)Taforashia)]]



* IdiotBall: Presses ''ALL'' of Lina's {{Berserk Button}}s in the course of 26 episodes. Never seen anyone discover them all so fast in-universe.



* WhatAnIdiot: Presses ''ALL'' of Lina's {{Berserk Button}}s in the course of 26 episodes. Never seen anyone discover them all so fast in-universe.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Light Purple Hair]]

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* WhatAnIdiot: Presses ''ALL'' of Lina's {{Berserk Button}}s in the course of 26 episodes. Never seen anyone discover them all so fast in-universe.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have
YouGottaHaveBlueHair: He has Light Purple Hair]]Hair.



[[folder: OVA/Novel only characters]]
!!Naga the White Serpent [[spoiler:(Princess Gracia Ul Naga Seyruun)]]

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!OVA/Novel only characters
[[folder: OVA/Novel only characters]]
!!Naga
Naga the White Serpent [[spoiler:(Princess Gracia Ul Naga Seyruun)]]Serpent]]



** GeniusDitz: But just as Gourry is an expert swordsman, Naga is still a high caliber sorceress capable of casting powerful and complicated spells, and even created one of her own. [[spoiler: And being a princess, she must know a thing or two about royal etiquette.]]
* HiddenDepths: She has shades of this, as it's hinted that a good deal of her ditzy behavior is a mix of ObfuscatingStupidity and SanitySlippage, given her traumatic past. Despite acting like she's Lina's rival when the two hunt for treasure, careful attention shows that in many of the OVA closing segments, Naga is rarely seen actually carrying that much treasure. This would make sense given that she's actually [[spoiler: the crown princess of Saillune]] and thus probably doesn't need the money. She's also shown to genuinely care about Lina. In one notable example, the two of them are fighting a group of bandits, and Naga sees Lina in trouble. Her frantic cry of "Lina!" when she sees the other sorceress in danger sounds very genuinely panicked and quite out of character for her.



* {{Foil}}: She's a rather skilled practicioner of WhiteMagic, even mastering the powerful spell "Flow Break" (which dispels everything except white magic), and in contrast to Lina she relies primarily on Water and Earth shamanism spells to attack.
** She's also incredibly busty compared to the flat chested Lina.

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* {{Foil}}: She's a rather skilled practicioner of WhiteMagic, even mastering the powerful spell "Flow Break" (which dispels everything except white magic), and in contrast to Lina she relies primarily on Water and Earth shamanism spells to attack.
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attack. She's also incredibly busty compared to the flat chested Lina.



* GeniusDitz: Just as Gourry is an expert swordsman, Naga is still a high caliber sorceress capable of casting powerful and complicated spells, and even created one of her own. [[spoiler: And being a princess, she must know a thing or two about royal etiquette.]]
* HiddenDepths: She has shades of this, as it's hinted that a good deal of her ditzy behavior is a mix of ObfuscatingStupidity and SanitySlippage, given her traumatic past. Despite acting like she's Lina's rival when the two hunt for treasure, careful attention shows that in many of the OVA closing segments, Naga is rarely seen actually carrying that much treasure. This would make sense given that she's actually [[spoiler: the crown princess of Saillune]] and thus probably doesn't need the money. She's also shown to genuinely care about Lina. In one notable example, the two of them are fighting a group of bandits, and Naga sees Lina in trouble. Her frantic cry of "Lina!" when she sees the other sorceress in danger sounds very genuinely panicked and quite out of character for her.



* '''NoblewomansLaugh''': By and away her most defining feature. '''Literally''' taken UpToEleven when she gets 10 clones and all them start laughing and buildings crumble around them.

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* '''NoblewomansLaugh''': NoblewomansLaugh: By and away her most defining feature. '''Literally''' taken UpToEleven when she gets 10 clones and all them start laughing and buildings crumble around them.



* TheScrappy: In universe, Lina hated traveling with her, which is why they've already separated by the time the series begins. Whenever the two have to work together again Lina is incredibly annoyed.



* UnknownRival: Naga truly believes herself to be Lina's "strongest and greatest rival", and is quick to refer to Lina as being Naga's rival or even her sidekick. Unfortunately for her, though a legitimately talented and powerful sorceress, she's still not quite at Lina's level of power and, more importantly, is much, ''much'' flakier. While Lina can't forget about Naga, as hard as she tries, nobody else seems to have ever heard of her.
** WordOfGod states that Naga actually does have the potential to be as powerful as, if not more powerful than, Lina, but due to a fair bit of SanitySlippage, she is unable to mentally tap into her full potential. On the occasions where the two of them have genuinely fought one another, Naga managed to hold her own in spite of being considered far less capable with attack spells.

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* UnknownRival: Naga truly believes herself to be Lina's "strongest and greatest rival", and is quick to refer to Lina as being Naga's rival or even her sidekick. Unfortunately for her, though a legitimately talented and powerful sorceress, she's still not quite at Lina's level of power and, more importantly, is much, ''much'' flakier. While Lina can't forget about Naga, as hard as she tries, nobody else seems to have ever heard of her.
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her. WordOfGod states that Naga actually does have the potential to be as powerful as, if not more powerful than, Lina, but due to a fair bit of SanitySlippage, she is unable to mentally tap into her full potential. On the occasions where the two of them have genuinely fought one another, Naga managed to hold her own in spite of being considered far less capable with attack spells.



* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

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* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has Purple Hair]]
Hair.
18th Dec '16 8:41:22 AM JustTroper
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* LovesSecrecy: Really enjoys the reactions that occur when he withholds information from others; his catchphrase is "Sore wa himitsu desu," literally "That is a secret".
18th Dec '16 7:22:51 AM rafi
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* LovesSecrecy: His catchphrase is "Sore wa himitsu desu," literally "That is a secret".
18th Dec '16 6:02:28 AM JustTroper
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* LovesSecrecy: In one arc where Calvin wants to be a tiger, he reads from a book that tigers are secretive. Hobbes then claims to know many secrets and refuses to tell any to Calvin, which drives him crazy. Eventually Hobbes tells Calvin one of his "secrets", which is that his parents bought him at the flea market for a nickel.

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* LovesSecrecy: In one arc where Calvin wants to be a tiger, he reads from a book that tigers are secretive. Hobbes then claims to know many secrets and refuses to tell any to Calvin, which drives him crazy. Eventually Hobbes tells Calvin one of his "secrets", which His catchphrase is that his parents bought him at the flea market for "Sore wa himitsu desu," literally "That is a nickel.secret".
18th Dec '16 6:01:37 AM JustTroper
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* LovesSecrecy: In one arc where Calvin wants to be a tiger, he reads from a book that tigers are secretive. Hobbes then claims to know many secrets and refuses to tell any to Calvin, which drives him crazy. Eventually Hobbes tells Calvin one of his "secrets", which is that his parents bought him at the flea market for a nickel.
11th Dec '16 2:23:57 PM Frem3
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* CanonForeigner: She was created exclusively for the anime's third season, ''[[OddlyNamedSequel TRY]]''which was completely original material.

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* CanonForeigner: She was created exclusively for the anime's third season, ''[[OddlyNamedSequel TRY]]''which TRY]]'' which was completely original material.
11th Dec '16 2:23:22 PM Frem3
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* CanonForeigner: She was created exclusively for the anime's third season, ''[[OddlyNamedSequel TRY''which was completely original material.

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* CanonForeigner: She was created exclusively for the anime's third season, ''[[OddlyNamedSequel TRY''which TRY]]''which was completely original material.



* KicktheSonOfABitch: Xellos' beatdown and torture of him, since he's ''not'' exactly a saint.

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* KicktheSonOfABitch: KickTheSonOfABitch: Xellos' beatdown and torture of him, since he's ''not'' exactly a saint.



* PetTheDog: Taking Grabos and Jillias in, at least from their POV.

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* PetTheDog: Taking Grabos and Jillias Jillas in, at least from their POV.



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: At first he was mostly P.O'd at pretty much everything and everyone after the death of his mastter, but later became this because [[spoiler: he wanted to "purify" the world by [[TheEndofTheWorldAsWeKnowIt destroying everything]] and thus ending the vicious conflict put into place by the Lord of Nightmares.]] Considering that [[spoiler: his race was destroyed because the golden dragons were afraid of their power. This would make anyone angry and vengeful.]] [[spoiler: In the end, he was killed by the cast [[BornAgainImmortality but almost immediately was reborn as the unhatched egg of a full-blooded Ancient Dragon]], which Filia is seen taking care of towards the end with help of Jillias and Grabos.]]

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: At first he was mostly P.O'd at pretty much everything and everyone after the death of his mastter, but later became this because [[spoiler: he wanted to "purify" the world by [[TheEndofTheWorldAsWeKnowIt destroying everything]] and thus ending the vicious conflict put into place by the Lord of Nightmares.]] Considering that [[spoiler: his race was destroyed because the golden dragons were afraid of their power. This would make anyone angry and vengeful.]] [[spoiler: In the end, he was killed by the cast [[BornAgainImmortality but almost immediately was reborn as the unhatched egg of a full-blooded Ancient Dragon]], which Filia is seen taking care of towards the end with help of Jillias Jillas and Grabos.]]
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