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[[folder: Allies]]

!!Luke

[[WalkingTheEarth A world-trekking bounty and treasure hunter]] with a harsh demeanor and a soft heart. He [[TheRival antagonizes Lina]] to a degree, but ultimately becomes an integral ally for her during the second arc of the [[LightNovel light novels]]. He originally was an assassin, but changed his ways when Milina came into his life.

[[spoiler:Like Lei Magnus and [[AffablyEvil Rezo]], Luke holds a shard of [[BigBad Shabranigdo]] in his soul; unlike the other two, he is, at least, partially aware of Shabranigdo's presence. When Milina is killed in the second-to-last novel, his rage reaches to an extreme that allows Shabranigdo to take over, thus setting off the final battle in the final novel. Lina and Gourry eventually defeat him due to the conflict that still lied within Luke's soul.]]

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Poor guy...
* {{BFS}}
* TheCameo: At the very end of the manga adaptation of ''Slayers: Evolution-R.''
* [[spoiler: DeathSeeker: Luke-Shabranigdo WANTS to die.]]
* DoggedNiceGuy: To Milina
* FirstNameBasis: No last name of his has been revealed. This is even [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded]] by Lina in the final novel.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler:IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Like Rezo before him, Luke's human soul is still lingering when Shabranigdo is revived. There is more complication to this battle, but Luke is able to find peace, which proves to be the key to Luke-Shabranigdo's defeat.]]
* TheLancer: Replaces Zelgadis as this role in the novels. In the ''Hourglass of Falces'' manga, he's more TheBigGuy.
* MagicKnight: Wields an enchanted blade like Gourry, and is capable of casting black magic, although not to the same degree as Lina. He even has his own original spell to accomodate his sword: Ruby-Eye Blade.
* [[spoiler:PersonOfMassDestruction]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:When Milina dies from a poisonous stab wound that went untreated due to irresponsible priests, he [[NoKillLikeOverkill ''completely obliterates'' all five shrines in the area and murders all but one of the priests.]] This continues into the final novel.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Not quite, they certainly aren't [[TechnicolorEyes the nice variety]], but he isn't truly nasty either.
* TheRival
* [[spoiler:TomatoInTheMirror: Subverted, he is at least partially aware of Shabranigdo's presence within him, but doesn't try to ignore it or wholly supress him. He freely allows him to emerge when [[TearJerker Milina is killed.]] In the ''Hourglass of Falces'' manga, he even tells Milina to strike him down if Shabranigdo ever emerges from him.]]
* WalkingTheEarth
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds

!!Milina

Luke's partner and fellow mercenary, she was the one who convinced him to quit his assassination job. She is well aware of the fact that he is smitten with her, and brushes off his affections constantly. [[spoiler:During a bodyguarding job in the fourteenth novel, Milina is stabbed with a poisoned knife. She is denied medical care from one man and the other does not know the spell needed to heal the toxins, and Milina dies as a result, cuing Luke's RoaringRampageOfRevenge and Shabranigdo's awakening.]]

* ActionGirl
* BareYourMidriff
* TheCameo: With Luke at the end of the ''Evolution-R'' manga.
* DeadpanSnarker
* FirstNameBasis: Also lampshaded by Lina in the final novel.
* HotterAndSexier: Her midriff-bearing ensemble is skimpified in the ''Hourglass of Falces'' manga.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[spoiler:KickTheDog]]
* [[spoiler:KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: Unintentionally caused example. She's poisoned, and the priest she was fighting against denies her care. At the next shrine, no one in the clergy knows the Resurrection spell. She then tearfully says goodbye to Luke, and [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge you can guess what happens]] from there.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* {{Kuudere}}
* MagicKnight
* MoralityChain: It's because of her that Luke isn't a cold-blooded killer [[spoiler:or a PersonOfMassDestruction, for that matter]].
* SixthRanger: In ''Hourglass of Falces.''
* UnresolvedSexualTension
* WalkingTheEarth

!!Sylphiel Nels Lahda
-> Voiced by: YumiTouma (Japanese), Stacia Crawford (English, ''Slayers'' and ''Slayers NEXT''); Creator/StephanieSheh (English, ''Slayers Revolution'')

A [[ProperLady well-mannered, gentle-natured]] shrine maiden from the city of Sairagg and the first of the party's many [[GuestStarPartyMember additional members]]; she is extremely skilled in WhiteMagic, which, unfortunately, hampers her ability in combat. She is in love with Gourry, but [[AllLoveIsUnrequited he doesn't really notice at all.]]

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Poor girl. Her love for Gourry goes right over the Jellyfish brain's head. [[spoiler: Her pain ends in the eigth novel, where she realizes that Gourry loves Lina (even though Lina herself doesn't) and, while dissapointed, [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy accepts it and willingly gives up Gourry to her friend.]]]]
* BarrierWarrior: In addition to being an exceptional healer, she can also create strong defensive barriers.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: In Slayers NEXT, she reveals that [[spoiler: she can cast Dragon Slave, just like Lina.]]
* GuestStarPartyMember: In seasons 1, 2, and 4; however, she is only this during the fight with [[CloningBlues Copy Rezo]] in the novels.
* CooldownHug: Gives one to Lina in NEXT, when [[spoiler: she panicks while thinking she's killed a little girl.]]
* CripplingOverspecialization: The best in the series when it comes to white magic, but sorely lacking in terms of offense. Her first attempt at Flare Arrow (which she learned from a magazine) is pathetically weak, painfully slow, and ''[[EpicFail shaped like a carrot]]''. [[spoiler: [[TookALevelInBadass She does get better eventually]] ]].
%%* GreenEyes
* HimeCut: The classic "long hair and straight bangs" to fit with her lady-like personality.
* TheMedic: Her healing powers are almost ''unmatched'' in the series.
* NiceGirl: Edges out Amelia for "nicest character in the series" because she isn't WrongGenreSavvy.
* TheOjou: Her father was a high-ranked priest from Sairaag.
* ProperLady: Well-mannered, gentle-natured, modest, etc.
* ShrinkingViolet: She sharply contrasts Lina and the others in terms of extroversion.
* StatuesqueStunner: Much taller than Lina.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The "girly" half, with Lina being the tomboy.
* TookALevelInBadass: Happens twice in the anime. The first occurs shortly after the "[[EpicFail Flare Carrot]]" incident. A few off-screen pointers from Lina and she's easily blasting down walls with a proper Flare Arrow. For the second, see BewareTheNiceOnes above.
* WhiteMage: Even better at the art than Amelia, who usually serves as this for the party.
* WhiteMagicianGirl: A proper lady healer and love interest for the male protagonist.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]: Considering the blonde and red and black of the main slayers, it's odd.

!!Martina Zoana Mel Navratilova
-> Voiced by: TomokoIshimura (Japanese), Creator/RachaelLillis (English)

[[RichBitch The spoiled, overly-dramatic]] princess (later queen) of the kingdom of Zoana who exclusively appears in the second season of the anime (''Slayers NEXT). She antagonizes Lina and follows her around during the course of the season because she destroyed her castle, and [[GoldfishPoopGang often falls into trouble for comedy relief.]] [[spoiler: Neverthless, she pulls herself together and gives Lina motivation to fight against [[BigBad Fibrizo]] during the final battle, and marries the swordsman Zangulus soon after.]]

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: See {{Determinator}} below. Shows extreme competence in a lot of areas but as a villain, she's almost completely inept.
* ButtMonkey / TheChewToy: Starting with the destruction of her kingdom she jumps from one comedic disaster to another.
* CanonForeigner: Created exclusively for ''Slayers NEXT.''
* CuteAndPsycho: More [[CloudCuckooLander garden-variety odd]] than AxeCrazy, but still... what kind of person invents their own religion?
* {{Curse}}: Black Magic-based curses are the only form of magic that she knows. She manages to cast one on Lina in an early episode: should Lina attack someone, pain would be inflicted back at her.
* {{Determinator}}: Her most defining attribute, after her insanity and solitary worship of [[SinglePreceptReligion Zoamelgustar]]. To get back on her feet after her kingdom is destroyed, she sells [[VendorTrash random trinkets]]. She takes advantage of the destruction of a kingdom to sell her religious pendants. And she ''never stops'' trying to earn money or get revenge on Lina, taking even waitressing jobs while the rest of the party is relaxing, and going all the way into another dimension with Lina to try to research how to restore her kingdom.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: She's a princess but that is a minor case in the series.
* {{Expy}}: She is named after a famous lesbian tennis player from the Czech Republic. Episode 16 pays a homage to this by invovling her and Lina participating in a game similar to tennis. Interestingly, Navratilova was not aware of this up until [[http://fr.twitter.com/Toongrrl1990/status/240303727628673024 now]].
* FairytaleWeddingDress: Wears a gown worthy of a princess in the final episode [[spoiler: when she marries Zangulus.]]
* [[spoiler: FourthDateMarriage: Meets Zangulus in the 23rd episode and marries him three episodes later, having known him for what one can assume is a day or two...]]
* GoldfishPoopGang: Her role is to show up every episode or so and cause trouble for Lina.
* [[spoiler: HappilyMarried: In the final episode of ''Next''.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: Takes a while to get there, but happens officially when [[spoiler: Gourry is kidnapped by Hellmaster.]]
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: She's a poor villain, and if she weren't spending so much time trying to curse people she believes responsible for her hard times, she would draw sympathy.
* TheLoad: Up until the very end she is no help to anyone. Then she [[spoiler: is the one to push Lina into unleashing the Giga Slave on Hellmaster.]]
* LoveAtFirstSight: Crushes on (chronologically) Zelgadis, Gourry, Xellos, and Zangulus at the drop of a hat, [[spoiler: and she settles down with the latter by the end of the season.]]
%%* MadDreamer
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Martina is a famous lesbian tennis player from the Czech Republic
* NoblewomansLaugh: Often laughs in this style when hatching a (in her mind) devious plan.
* OjouRinglets: Again, a mark of her former high social standing is her curling hair.
* PluckyComicRelief: She's not a serious threat and everyone except her knows it. She's provide comedy instead of drama.
* PrincessInRags: She's the princess of Zoana, and forced to sell VendorTrash for food.
* RichBitch: A formerly rich princess who believes everyone beneath her (except Xelloss for some reason).
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Averted until the very end, where she toughens up and tries to motivate Lina when [[spoiler:Gourry is kidnapped and {{Brainwashed}} by Fibrizo. ''And succeeds''.]]
* RunningGag: She is always being left behind by the core party, and complains about it. It takes on a darker aspect in the final episode [[spoiler: where they fly off chasing Gourry and leave her and Zangulus stranded on a rapidly-disintegrating pinnacle of rock, surviving only thanks to Martina's comic relief status.]]
* SpoiledBrat: Her dad did a poor job raising her.
* [[TalkingToHimself Talking to Herself]]: An in-universe example: she worships a diety she more or less made up herself, and praises herself using "his" voice.
* UnderwearOfPower: Wears what appears to be a pair of yellow panties over her leggings.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Sea Green Hair]]: Few other humans in this series have green hair.

!!Prince Philionel El Di Saillune'''
-> Voiced by: Masahiro Anzai (Japanese, ''Slayers'' and ''Slayers NEXT''), Creator/MinoruInaba (Japanese, ''TRY'' and ''Revolution''), Matt Black (English, ''Slayers'' ep. 11-13), Creator/JimmyZoppi (English, ''Slayers'' ep. 25-26, ''NEXT'' and ''TRY''), David Brimmer (English, ''Revolution'')

The acting ruler of the Kingdom of Saillune [[note]] (elaborated in the light novels: because the current king is stricken with illness, Phil more or less runs the country)[[/note]], heir to the throne, and father of Amelia [[spoiler:and Naga]]. Despite the turmoil that follows being heir, Phil is resilient and incredibly just, both towards his subjects and towards Lina and her allies. Along with those, his two other notable traits are his [[{{Gonk}} boorish, dwarf-like]] appearance and his physical prowess.
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* BadassMoustache: A fine handlebar style.
* BadassNormal: Unlike his daughter, he lacks white magic and shamanism. Regardless, he is able to stand against lesser demons with his own raw strength.
* BadassPacifist: He's a werid case. On one hand he gets rampaging ghosts to listen to him with words alone. One the other hand, he ''does'' use physical violence which a typical Badass Pacifist would avoid and calls them oxymoronic names like "Pacifist Crush" and "Goodwill To All Men Smash".
* BareFistedMonk: All his techniques are bare handed and they resemble wrestling moves.
* BigDamnHeroes: Subverted in his attempt to save the group near the end of the first season.
* BoisterousBruiser: A big and hammy man that can crush you with his bare hands.
* CallingYourAttacks: PACIFIST CRUSH!
* [[spoiler:FakingTheDead: Does this in ''Next'' after Alfred's botched assasination attempt on him.]]
* LargeHam: In addition to CallingYourAttacks he's also a passionate LoveFreak.
* LoveFreak: Like Father like Daughter. All his attacks have this theme.
* [[NoblewomansLaugh Nobleman's Laugh]]: Not with the same dignified tone as the trope suggests, but he is prone to laughing a lot.
* PapaWolf: To Amelia ''and'' his kingdom.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: This is another trait Amelia gets from him; active and heroic royal service.
* TechnicalPacifist: Despite his attacks, he's never killed anyone because he's a pacifist at heart.
* TheWisePrince: Despite being a LoveFreak, he doesn't overdo it or fall to WrongGenreSavvy like his daughter.

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[[folder:The Mazoku Lords and their Followers]]

!!Ruby-Eye Shabranigdo
->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeGori (Japanese), Roger Kay (English, ''Slayers''), Creator/MarcThompson (English, ''Slayers Evolution-R'')

The source of evil in the ''Slayers'' world, and one of the four dark lords of the four worlds created by [[GuardianOfTheMultiverse The Lord of Nightmares]]. Many millenia prior to the series proper, he was defeated and split into seven pieces by [[{{God}} Flare Dragon Ciefeed]], and those pieces were subsquently sealed away into the bodies of seven humans, with Ciefeed's intent being that they would be purged [[WeAreAsMayflies quickly due to their short lifespans.]] Unfortunately, this was not the case, as extreme amounts of hatred can force these pieces to reawaken.

So far, three carriers of Shabranigdo have been revealed; two have been destroyed for good (Rezo and [[spoiler:Luke]], with the latter only having been done in the novels) and one was sealed away a thousand years before the series begins (Lei Magnus). The other four carriers are unknown. Shabranigdo is also a potent source of the world's BlackMagic.

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* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance
* BiggerBad: The boss of the Mazoku lords and ultimate evil but his parts are either sealed away or missing or dead, so he doesn't actually do much himself.
* BigRedDevil: In the anime and games. His two appearances in the novels are bizarrely different in appearance.
* BlackMagic: Two incredibly powerful spells ([[FantasticNuke the Dragon Slave]] and Ruby-Eye Blade) draw power from him.
* DarkIsEvil: His skin is a very dark shade of red, and all of his appearances across the franchise take place in very grim settings, such as a tall tower in the first novel, or in the ruins of Taforashia in the fifth season of the anime.
* EvilMakesYouUgly: In the first novel
* EvilPlan: All the mazoku lords are (in theory) working on his plan: Destroy the world.
* EvilOverlord
* FinalBoss: In the fifth season of the anime.
* GodofEvil: He is literally the source of all supernatural evil in the Slayers Universe, and possibly all ''mundane'' evil as well, given he predates the human race by a wide margin. All monsters in the Slayers Universe were created roughly one thousand years before the series begins during the War of Dark Lord's Resurrection by his Lei Magnus-Shabranigdo incarnation.
* HijackedByGanon: Takes over Rezo's position as the DiscOneFinalBoss in the first novel/first anime season after Rezo awakens him.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Justified in regards to the fact that he's a being [[SealedEvilInACan that was sealed away in pieces]], but he dawdles quite a bit when he awakens out of Rezo's body.
* PartlyCloudyWithAChanceOfDeath
* [[PiecesOfGod Pieces Of Satan]]
* ThePowerOfHate: Is powered by this. [[spoiler:During the final battle in ''Evolution-R'', he explains to Lina that he was able to cling to Rezo's soul while sealed in the [[SoulJar Hellmaster's Jar]] because of the fear and hatred he grew of her during his first battle with her.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:He's sealed alongside Rezo in the Hellmaster's Jar in ''Evolution-R'', and only Xellos is aware of it.]]
* SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: Seven "cans", even.
* ShapeshifterIdentityCrisis: [[spoiler:Luke's incarnation of Shabranigdo suffers from this ''big time.'' He despises humans for killing Milina, but still loves her, and hates his fellow Mazoku for setting off the incident in the thirteenth novel. He ultimately decides to give Lina and Gourry a large portion of power and give them a fair chance of beating him, and his love for Milina ultimately allows him to die by his own power.]]
* TailorMadePrison: The sorcerer Lei Magnus's incarnation of Shabranigdo was sealed away (along with Lei Magnus himself) in a block of ice in the [[GrimUpNorth Kaltaart Mountains]]. A game on the [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Famicom]] had both sorcerer and demon as the TrueFinalBoss.

!!Hellmaster Fibrizo
->Voiced by: Creator/KazueIkura (Japanese), Creator/WayneGrayson (English)

Considered to be the strongest of Shabranigdo's five generals, Fibrizo is [[TheGrimReaper the manipulator of human souls and can control life and death at the drop of a hat.]] He is the main antagonist of the eigth novel and of the second season of the anime. His beast form is an amorphous black sphere.

[[NietzscheWannabe A sadistic and manipulative]] being who [[DeathSeeker thrives on murder]], he is able to defeat fellow general [[TheBrute Chaos Dragon Gaav]] with a snap of his fingers, and this sets off his sadistic plan that culminates into the climax of season two. [[spoiler:His plan was to provoke Lina to destroy the world by casting the all-mighty [[FantasticNuke Giga Slave]]; he succeeds in doing so by killing off her friends one by one. Unfortunately for him, the Giga Slave is miscast, and the Lord of Nightmares is summoned. Unamused by his actions, she obliterates him from existence.]]

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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith.
* TheBigBad
* TheChessmaster
* CreepyChild: His human form is in the likeness of an androgynous young boy, which easily fools Lina and the others.
* CrystalPrison: He seems fond of imprisoning others with these.
* DeathSeeker: His ultimate goal is to more or less blow up the world-and himself-in a spectacular fashion. [[spoiler:He gets his wish when he provokes the Lord of Nightmares in the final episode.]]
* DidntSeeThatComing: [[spoiler:The intervention of the Lord of Nightmares.]]
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Fibrizo, did you just nuke Gaav by snapping your fingers?
* [[DudeLooksLikeALady Dude Looks Like A Little Girl]]
* GreenEyes
* TheGrimReaper
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:His elaborate plan to force Lina into a desperate enough situation to try and cast the Giga Slave again actually worked perfectly. Unfortunately it's success didn't mean what he thought it did, as it turns out the Lord of Nightmares power is inseparable from her/it's physical presence and attention, meaning when the spell is cast, you're technically summoning her/it briefly into the physical universe. When she/it possesses Lina, at first Fibrizio is ''overjoyed'', because he considers the Lord of Nightmares the creator and god of all mazoku. Unfortunately, she is actually something quite different and doesn't give a crap about the mazoku at all, and kills Fibrizio off-handedly.]]
* LightIsNotGood: His true form pretty much invokes the trope
* NietzscheWannabe
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His name was romanized as "Phibrizzo" in the Central Park Media subtitles.
* SphereOfDestruction: His true form is what appears to be an amorphous black sphere.
* ThanatosGambit: Subverted, instead of having something come later, he wanted to die [[GoOutWithABang spectacularly]] along with the rest of the world.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
* YourSoulIsMine: He can destroy souls and subsquently kill others by crushing what appear to be little glass spheres-the physical representation of them. He [[DisneyDeath kills]] Amelia, Sylphiel, Zelgadis, Zangulus, and Martina in this fashion.

!!Greater Beast Zelas Metallium

[[TomboyAndGirlyGirl One of the two female Mazoku lords,]] and Xellos' mysterious master. Unlike the other lords, she prefers world domination to destruction, a sentiment shared by her servant. Also, Xellos himself is her only underling. Her beast form is an enormous anthropomorphic wolf with wings.

Zelas appears in the final novel alongside [[TheDarkChick Deep Sea Dolphin]] in a forest near Sairagg; together, the two of them trap Lina and Gourry into [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon an enormous sealed-off space]] where [[spoiler:Luke-Shabranigdo]] lied in wait. Milgasia the Golden Dragon reveals hers and Dolphin's identiy when [[spoiler:Luke-Shabranigdo]] is defeated. She makes several cameo appearances in the anime, and is the FinalBoss of a video game for the Super Famicom.

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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Her human form in the anime
* AnimalMotifs: Wolves.
* TheCameo: In the final episode of ''Slayers TRY,'' we can see her from behind as she is talking to Xellos.
* CanisMajor: Her true form is a large wolf.
* TheDragon
* EnigmaticMinion: Even more so than Xellos!
* FieryRedHead: Her human form in the novels
* FinalBoss: In the Super Famicom game.
* ItAmusedMe
* LadyOfWar
* SmokingIsCool: Her human form in the anime
* TakeOverTheWorld: She shares the same desire for negative emotions and pain like the other Mazoku, but finds their main objective (world destruction) pointless, opting for this trope instead.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy half, with Dolphin being the "girly" half.

!!Dynast Grausherra

[[SmugSnake The tactical, scheming, and ever elusive]] master of disguise among the five generals. He uses all of these trades in order to cause destruction, and he hopes to start a second war between [[GoodVersusEvil the Shinzoku and the Mazoku]], along with the intention to [[spoiler:ressurect the piece of Shabranigdo in Luke]]. He is the main antagonist of the thirteenth novel. His true form is what appears to be a golem-like beast wearing spiky armor.

Dynast sends his general [[ActionGirl Sherra]] to hinder Lina and Gourry, and when she is defeated, he sets off the conflict in the thirteenth novel by impersonating the king of the kingdom of Gairia. Lina is able to defeat him by encasing him in Zanaffar Armor and striking him down with the Ragna Blade. [[NotQuiteDead The main part of his body on the astral plane remains intact, thus ensuring his survival,]] but he is otherwise severely wounded to the point that he can no longer manifest on the physical plane. He has not appeared in the anime or any other media.

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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith
* DeathTrap: Lina is able to render his powers useless by trapping him into a set of magic-nullifying Zanaffar Armor, and cuts him down from there.
* TheEvilGenius: Since both Hellmaster and Chaos Dragon are dead, he is forced to fit into this role despite being closer to TheBrute. [[spoiler:Even his plan to resurrect the soul of Shabranigdo is an attempt at copying what Hellmaster did several milenia ago.]]
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: Has no definitive human form.
* MasterOfDisguise
* WordOfGod: Dynast has had at least four different priests and generals made in his lifetime; Zelas only has Xellos, and the other three lords each have one preist and one general.

!!Chaos Dragon Gaav
->Voiced by: Creator/JojiNakata (Japanese), Creator/DanGreen (English)

[[TheBrute The most aggressive of the five generals]]. He was sealed into his human form by Aqualord Ragradia, who hoped that his power would diminish overtime, similar to Shabranigdo's dilemma. However, Gaav's soul fused with the soul of his human host, and because of it, he [[CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority has rebelled against his fellow lords out of the desire to survive]]. He is the main antagonist of the seventh novel and the DiscOneFinalBoss of ''Slayers NEXT.'' His true form is a three-headed red dragon.

Gaav spends most of the early novels/second season spreading his influence towards the humans with the help of his underlings, hoping to [[LaResistance secure power and raise a powerful human army.]] It is revealed in the novels that he is doing this in order to [[spoiler:destroy [[PiecesOfGod the piece of Shabranigdo]] sealed in the Kaltaart Mountains]]. Because of his rebellious nature, Hellmaster Fibrizo murders him during a fight with Lina's party.

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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Averted. Since he's sealed into a human form that really is what he looks like.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: His human form.
* BadassLongcoat: Wears one in human form.
* {{BFS}}: Wields a massive sword that is powerful enough to severely injure the normally NighInvulnerable Zelgadis.
* CurbStompBattle: Easily pummles the two boys in the party; it isn't until Lina strikes him with the Ragna Blade that he gets hurt. He survives anyway.
* CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority: Strangely Justified: Because he gained something of a human conciousness when he was sealed into the body of one, a survival instinct not normally associated with the Monster race took over, thus making him no longer able to fight for the goal of [[KillEmAll eliminating all existance.]]
* EnemyCivilWar: Had a brief scuffle with the other lords due to the trope above.
* EvilRedhead
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:Hellmaster checks him out in this fashion in the novels; in the anime he disintigrates slowly instead.]]
* LargeHam
* MyGreatestSecondChance: He is the one who gave [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Val]], the [[LastOfHisKind final ancient dragon]], a portion of his powers and gave him a reason to live again.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: His true form.
* RapunzelHair
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives a short but harrowing one to Amelia about her black-and-white obcession with justice, then proceeds to try to kill her until Zelgadis saves her with a DivingSave.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Normally he would KillEmAll, but his time as a human made him gain human survival instincts. Most of this trope is disregarded, though, because he still desires to overrun the world chaotically.

!!Deep Sea Dolphin

[[ShrinkingViolet The most reserved of the five lords]] (as much as an AlwaysChaoticEvil demonic lord can get) and the only other female. Dolphin resides in the sea that lies to the southeast of the mainland the story takes place in most of the time. In terms of goals and backstory, there is little known about her; however, it's hinted that Dolphin herself was the one to have planned her priest [[TheChessmaster Huraker's]] scheme to [[spoiler:sieze the power of Aqualord Ragradia]] in the ''Knight of the Aqualord'' manga. Her true form is unknown.

Dolpin appears alongside Zelas in the final novel and traps Lina and Gourry into the sub-space where [[spoiler:Luke-Shabranigdo]] awaited them.

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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith
* EvilPlan: Believed to have started it in the ''Knight of the Aqualord'' manga, where [[spoiler:she sent Huraker off and cause all of that turmoil in order to have Lina gain the power of one of the four Shinzoku lords; from there Huraker would absorb both Lina's and Lyos' powers in order to become [[AGodAmI a demon with the power of the gods.]] Yikes...]]
* TheDarkChick
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen She Who Must Not Be Seen]]: Only appeared in the novels, and has no definitive beast form.
* PimpedOutDress: Wears a poofy dress covered in pearls in her human form.
* ShrinkingViolet: As much as a demon lord can be, anyway...
* TechnicolorEyes: Her eyes in her human form are abnormally shiny...
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The "girly" half, with Zelas as the tomboy.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Villains]]

!!Rezo the Red Priest
->Voiced by: Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (Japanese), Charles Rolfe (English, ''Slayers''), Creator/LiamOBrien (English, ''Slayers Revolution'' and ''Evolution-R'')

A [[VillainWithGoodPublicity highly well-known and respected]] priest and sorcerer, and Zelgadis' great-grandfather. He is known across the kingdoms of the Old World for performing miraculous feats with magic, namely healing. However, this is mostly a cover-up for his more shadowy intentions, which is finding a method of opening his blind eyes in any way possible. [[spoiler:His eyes are permanently blind because a shard of [[BigBad Shabranigdo]] is sealed within him, and his eyes act as something of a seal. He never considered this possibility until he broke that seal and released Shabranigdo.]]

Rezo served as the catalyst for many events in the series. He is the first major antagonist that Lina fights, and he returns later in the anime where the group learns that he was involved in the sealing of a kingdom ([[spoiler:it's also subtly implied that he caused the plague that forced the kingdom to be sealed away in the first place]]), and more of his less pleasant side is revealed.

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* [[AffablyEvil Affably Morally Ambiguous]]
* BadassBookworm
* BlindSeer
* [[spoiler:BrownEyes]]: [[spoiler:The actual color of his eyes, only shown twice in the entire series.]]
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: His red robes. The novels elaborate on the fact that many high-ranking sorcerers that graduate from magical guilds are assigned a color as a part of their title (an example would be Tarim and Daymia, who, in the novels, are Tarim the Violet and Daymia the Blue respectively. There is also Lina's infamous color, pink.).
* CrazyPrepared: (anime only) He ''invented'' his own magical jar for his soul to hide in if he ever dies, all for the sake of continuing to find a way to open his eyes...
* EvilSorcerer
* IncestIsRelative: Averted. He was thought to be both two ''and'' three generations removed from Zelgadis, courtesy of a blurb in the English dub. He's old to the point that Zelgadis can no longer pinpoint the generation gap. WordOfGod put out that they're three generations (great-grandfather) removed.
* LiteralGenie: Well, he ''did'' say that Zelgadis would be transformed when he promised him power.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He's stated to be about a hundred years old, but looks at least half that - the only true indicator of his older age are two bony lines under his eyes. When Lina meets him in the novels, she describes him as looking "young and old at the same time."
* SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan
* SquishyWizard
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: He's known to virtually everyone on the continent, and both Lina and Amelia revere him as such (until TheReveal, obviously).
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

!!Halcyform the White
->Voiced by: Creator/KazuhiroNakata (Japanese), Nathan Price (English)

The chairman of the Atlas City Sorcerer's Guild who seeks immortality. He is the BigBad of the second light novel and in the first part of ''NEXT''.

* GoOutWithASmile: In the novel after [[spoiler: being stabbed by Rubia]].
* LoveMakesYouEvil: In the anime.
* ImmortalityImmorality: Abducted human subjects for his research.
* ManInWhite: To Amelia's confusion.
* PlayingWithFire: He appears to specialise in shamanic fire spells.
* {{Necromantic}}: In the anime.
* RapidAging: In the anime, after the Pledge Stone is destroyed.
* SealedEvilInACan: At the start of the novel since Tarim and Daymia were unable to kill him.
* SoulJar: He has made a Pledge of Immortality with Seigram - so long as Seigram's mask remains intact, he can't die.
* {{Telepathy}}: Displays this in the novel.
* [[spoiler: TogetherInDeath]]: With Rubia in the anime.

!!Copy Rezo
->Voiced by: Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (Japanese), Peter Davis (English)

A copy created by the Red Priest for use in his experiments to cure his blindness. Copy Rezo's only desire is to surpass the original, even if the world might be destroyed in the process. He is the BigBad of the second arc of the first season/the third novel.

* BetaTestBaddie
* [[spoiler: BodyHorror]]: [[spoiler: Due to being fused with a mazoku. In the anime, he has two mouths on the palms of his hands, which allow him to cast spells quicker. In the novel, these two extra mouths are where his eyes should be.]]
* CloningBlues
* EyesAlwaysShut: Either when pretending to be the real Rezo (anime) or [[spoiler: due to having mouths there instead]] (novel).
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: In the anime his death scene is treated as such a moment, when he seems to understand and regret the death and destruction he's caused, and asks only to be buried beneath Flagoon.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: To Eris.

!!Erisiel Vrumugun
-> Voiced by: Etsuko Ishikawa (Japanese), Rachel Nanstad (English)

Eris is a sorceress who accompanied Rezo on his journeys and fell in love with him. He eventually left her in his search for a way to open his eyes. After learning of his death, she sought revenge on Lina using Copy Rezo.

* AllLoveIsUnrequited
* AvengingTheVillain: Her goal.
** MisplacedRetribution
* BloodFromTheMouth: During her death.
* EvilCostumeSwitch
* IgnoredEnamoredUnderling
* PeoplePuppets: She is able to control people by attaching gems to their forehead.
* SpikesOfVillainy
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: She is shot in the back by Copy Rezo once he is done with her.

!!Valgaav
-> Voiced by: Creator/WataruTakagi (Japanese), Scottie Ray (English)

The main antagonist of ''Slayers TRY.'' Originally an [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Ancient Dragon]] named Val, Valgaav witnessed and survived a holocaust against his own kind from the Golden Dragons. This left him a bitter and hopeless man, but his life changed when he met the Mazoku Lord Gaav; finding him suitable for his goals, Gaav gave Val a portion of his power, making him a [[MixedAncestry being with dragon and Monster abilities]]. His anger comes to a head after Gaav's death, and he sets forth a plot that [[spoiler:he hoped would stop the endless conflict between the Mazoku and the Shinzoku: by destroying the world with the power of the [[Anime/LostUniverse Black Orb's]] Mazoku Lord, Dugradigdu, and effectively "purifying" it.]]

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* AvengingTheVillain
* BreakTheCutie: He bluntly forces his cynical views on the [[NaiveNewcomer naive]] and [[HolierThanThou prissy]] Golden Dragon Filia frequently. [[spoiler:It takes a viewing of the massacre of his race and what happened to him after in order for her to completely snap, however.]]
* TheCameo: Briefly appears along with Gaav and Fibrizo in the opening song for ''Slayers Evolution-R''.
* CanonForeigner: An anime-exclusive villain. Whereas Hajime Kanzaka, the novel writer, [[CreatorBacklash disregards the third anime season,]] he stated that he is fond of Valgaav. Also, a number of years ago, Valgaav was the only anime-exclusive character to make it in the top ten of a character popularity contest.
* DespairEventHorizon: Crossed it in his backstory.
* FantasticRacism: He loathes just about everyone, but most of his hatred is against the Golden Dragons (and dragons in general). Given what they had done to him, (and given that many of them are [[DirtyCoward cowardly and manipulative]]) it isn't entirely unjustified.
* JadeColoredGlasses
* LastOfHisKind
* MisplacedRetribution: Has a vendetta against Lina for killing Gaav - it's misplaced because it was Fibrizo who killed Gaav, not Lina.
* MixedAncestry: Half dragon, half Monster, although his Monster side is more prominent. Notably, he gets little flak for his half-breed status.
* PainfulTransformation: The demonic arm that was given to him by Gaav occasionally grows and moves on its own. It's shown to be a painful experience and Valgaav has no control over it.
* RapunzelHair: As a dragon.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Spends most of the time with kind of shirt on, other than a flimsy, [[BareYourMidriff abdomen-baring]] top at the season's start.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: An ''incredibly'' twisted variant. In simple terms, he wants to [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu off the]] [[GuardianOfTheMultiverse Lord of Nightmares]] by destroying both the Gods and the Monsters, putting their stalemate to an end. To do this, he [[ApocalypseWow summons a Monster Lord from ''another'' world to destroy his]]. Despite hating both of the world's higher forces, it's a bit [[{{Hypocrite}} hypocritical]] when one realizes that he's relying on a Mazoku to perform his goal. Edit: It's not hypocritical. Dark Star at this time had gone insane from absorbing his counterpart, Volfeed, which as it turned out, was a plan they both worked out because they were sick of the war between Mazoku and Shinzoku (gods, aka the dragons). Valgaav cut a deal with Almayce to bring Dark Star to the slayers universe and help them recover the 5 weapons. In return, I believe he was to get one of the 5 dark star weapons after they were done. Valgaav backstabbed them and took Darkstar's power for himself. From there, Darkstar and Volfeed informed him of the true nature of the slayers multiverse and the lord of nightmares. So it's not hypocritical at all for him to use their power, since they don't want to live anymore anyway. Since if they actually took out L-Sama (highly dubious), I'm fairly sure it would shatter the slayers multiverse
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: No doubt about it. Considering that [[spoiler: his race was destroyed because the golden dragons were afraid of their power. This would make anyone angry and vengeful.]]
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Teal Hair]]

!!Zanaffar
->Voiced by: KoujiIshii (Japanese), Creator/DanGreen (English)

An immensely powerful beast with near-complete immunity to magic. It was originally armour created using the Claire Bible to fight the Mazoku, but due to flaw in the process, it became sentient, consuming it's wearer and going out of control (the flawless, safe version is called a Zenefa). One of these creatures laid waste to Sairagg before it was slain by a previous wielder of the Sword of Light and sealed under the Holy Tree Flagoon. In the anime, it was unsealed by Copy Rezo who merged with it to increase his power to fight Lina. Another Zanaffar was born during the events of ''REVOLUTION'' after [[spoiler: Duclis activates Gioconda's armour]] and goes on a rampage.

* AGodAmI: The Zanaffar from ''REVOLUTION''.
* AchillesHeel: The Sword of Light.
* BreathWeapon
* CannibalismSuperpower: It acquires the knowledge of those it consumes.
* TheCorruption: It's armour form does this to it's wearer, eventually consuming them.
* NoSell: Due to being sealed off from the astral side, most spells are useless against it (except magic using the power of the Lord of Nightmares).
* SealedEvilInACan

!!Duclis
->Voiced by: Takashi Matsuyama (Japanese), Scottie Ray (English)

A human-gray tiger chimera who is an antagonist in the fifth light novel and the main antagonist in ''REVOLUTION''. In the novels, he is a guard for the Cult of Shabranigdo, having being rescued by their leader after being betrayed by his comrades. In the anime, he is a former friend of Pokota who wants revenge against everyone who he believes turned a blind eye to the suffering of their homeland, Taforashia.

* BigDamnHeroes: Has such a moment in the finale of ''Revolution'' after changing sides, when his resistance to Zanaffar's absorption and a very timely attack provides the distraction to let Lina finish using the Ragna Blade and Dragon Slave.
* EmergencyTransformation: In the novel.
* HalfHumanHybrid: A chimera in the novel. In the anime, it is an artificial body.
* HeelFaceTurn: If of the last-minute variety, in the anime.
* IOweYouMyLife: His reason for serving the Cult of Shabranigdo in the novel.
* KillEmAll[=/=]RoaringRampageOfRevenge: His goal in the anime.
* KillMeNowOrForeverStayYourHand: Asks this of Pokota in the anime; refused out of love, although to him living is actually a punishment.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Has a quiet moment of this as he's dying and being transformed by his Zanaffar armor, when he finally [[DyingAsYourself comes back to himself]].
* MyRevengeIsMercy: Not from Pokota, who can't bring himself to kill his friend, but Phil in the anime, who agrees he will live but will have to remain trapped in his tauric chimera form, apart from people, completely alone, haunted by the guilt over those he had killed, and only if he later proves them wrong for sparing him will he need to be killed--by his own hand, something Duclis says he doesn't know if he can do.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Lives in the anime, dies in the novel.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: His initial motivation in the anime, aside from seeking a cure for his people and a way to break Rezo's spell, is to punish those neighboring countries who left his kingdom to die without aid, something which inspires great sympathy even if his methods leave a lot to be desired. However, as time goes on he [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope becomes more and more unhinged]] (possibly [[TheCorruption encouraged by his Zanaffar armor]]), until even once he finds out [[spoiler:aid was indeed sent but it had been intercepted by Gioconda]], he ''still'' desires {{Revenge}} on the countries he believed failed his people and their honor. As a result he unleashes Zanaffar to punish them and make them suffer as his people had, claiming that whether they survived or not was up to fate and would prove their true worth.

!!Gioconda
->Voiced by: Gara Takashima (Japanese), Fiona Jones (English)

A marquess of the kingdom of Ruvinagald whom Ducliss is working with. She intends to learn how to mass-produce the Zanaffar armour and also sells the magic tanks produced on the way for money. [[spoiler: She is also responsible for diverting the aid that was being sent to Taforashia.]]

* AristocratsAreEvil
* ArmsDealer: Wishes to sell the magic tanks for profit.
* DiscOneFinalBoss
* HoistByTheirOwnPetard: [[spoiler: After Ducliss learns that she stole the aid that was meant for Taforashia, he slashes the Zanaffar armour she was wearing, awakening it and causing it to consume her.]]
* WarForFunAndProfit

!!Zuuma
-->Voiced by: Creator/NobuoTobita (Japanese), Creator/TroyBaker (English)

A deadly assassin hired to kill Lina who appears in ''REVOLUTION'', ''EVOLUTION-R'' and the 4th and 6th novels. [[spoiler: His true identity is the merchant Radok Ranzaad.]]

* [[spoiler: AnArmAndALeg]]: [[spoiler: He loses both of his arms in battle with Lina and Gourry, and has to merge with a Mazoku to gain new ones.]]
* CastingAShadow
* [[spoiler: OffingTheOffspring]]: In the anime.
* ProfessionalKiller
* WarForFunAndProfit: More or less why he's an assassin in the novels; the anime adds a revenge factor for [[spoiler:the death of his wife during an imprisonment; it probably would not have happened if is father paid the ransom the kidnappers demanded in the first place.]]

!!Others

* '''Dark Star Dugradigdu''' is the Dark Lord of [[Anime/LostUniverse another world]], who tries to invade Lina's. He was [[GoMadFromTheRevelation driven insane]] when he [[EvilCannotComprehendGood absorbed his godly counterpart]], Volfeed.
* '''Vurumugun''' is a sorcerer who serves as a recurring villain with Zangulus throughout the first season and has a curious habit of always coming back after very clearly dying. Later revealed to be copies who serve Eris and Copy Rezo.
* '''Mazenda''' and '''Kanzeil''' are two mid-ranking servants of Gaav. Mazenda even manages to [[BroughtDownToNormal temporarily strip Lina of her powers]].
* '''Seigram the Formless''' is a Mazoku, low-ranking but very hard to kill due to his skill at dodging every attack via teleportation. In the TV series, he is a generic minion of Gaav. In the novels, he initially serves Greater Beast but defects to Gaav to get revenge on Lina after she cuts him in half.
* '''Sherra''', Dynast's general, is an {{Expy}} of [[GenderBender girl form]] [[RanmaOneHalf Ranma]] in looks, and a main antagonist in the novels before Dynast shows up. [[spoiler: Has a sword that's actually a Mazoku that turns humans into half-demons and can even make them immortal.]]


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!!The Lord of Nightmares

"''She who shines like gold upon the Sea of Chaos''", the supreme creator goddess of the ''Slayers'' universe. Despite the name, and the homage the Mazoku pay to her, she mostly doesn't get involved in things. She shows up in the afterwords of the novels/manga as "Author's Official Spokeswoman L", much to the annoyance of the author himself, [[RageAgainstTheAuthor who finds himself on the receiving end of her abuse]].

* AboveGoodAndEvil
* DissonantSerenity
* EldritchAbomination
* GuardianOfTheMultiverse
* WildMagic: The source of power for Lina's Giga Slave and Ragna Blade.

!!Luna Inverse

Luna Inverse is Lina's "ever-persevering, never-appearing" older sister. She is TheChosenOne, a Knight of Ceipheed who wields the Dragon God's power, but prefers staying in her hometown as a waitress. Lina fears her greatly.

* BlindingBangs
* TheGhost
* HeroOfAnotherStory
* [[OnceKilledAManWithANoodleImplement Once Killed A Dragon With A Butter Knife]]

!Others

* '''Dilgear''' is a half-werewolf, half-troll who leads the QuirkyMinibossSquad in season 1... [[MookFaceTurn or so he thinks]].
* '''Jilas and Gravos''' are Valgaav's servants and the TerribleTrio in ''TRY''.
* '''Lantz''' is a mercenary who twice teams up with Lina in the novels.
* '''Milgazia''' is a Golden Dragon who aids Lina against Gaav (and Dynast, in the novels).
* '''Wizer Freion''' is the inspector of Ruvinagald in ''REVOLUTION''. He repeatedly tries to arrest Lina for the crime "of being Lina Inverse", although [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass he later explains to Xelloss why he was doing this]].
--> Voiced by: Creator/DanGreen (English)
* '''Zangulus''' is a WorthyOpponent to Gourry in the first series. Returns in the last part of NEXT and ends up falling for and marrying Martina.
--> Voiced by: Creator/BinShimada (Japanese), Creator/TedLewis (English)
* '''Ozel''' is an artificial, incredibly lifelike human doll introduced in ''REVOLUTION''. Ozel was ordered to protect the Hellmaster's Jar and whoever owns it. She dresses as and takes on the role of a maid, and she can transform her arms into a variety of tools and weapons. [[spoiler:Ozel is eventually revealed to be a servant of Rezo.]]
--> Voiced by: HarukaOmura (Japanese), CarrieKeranen (English)

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