Characters: Ah! My Goddess
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Voiced by: Masami Kikuchi (JP); Scott Simpson (EN - OVA), Tony Oliver (EN - Movie, Mini-Goddess), Drew Aaron (EN - TV)A student of the Nekomi Institute of Technology and a member of the NIT Motor Club. One day Keiichi accidentally dials the Goddess Relief Office. After summoning Belldandy by accident, he ends up wishing for her to be by his side forever. Ever since, the two have been together. Keiichi's pure and innocent personality also puts him in the middle of an unusual love relationship. While he understands his love for Belldandy, he sometimes has a difficult time expressing his feelings.He is a very skilled mechanic and an exceptional race driver. He is bestowed the directorship of the Motor Club, which he subsequently passed on to Sora Hasegawa. At the point he was supposed to have graduated (but turned out to be one class short), he started working at the repair shop Whirlwind owned by the NIT Motor Club's founder, Chihiro Fujimi. He later picked up the one class and actually graduated many chapters later (although we still never actually see him graduate).
- Accidental Pervert: Every once in a while, Keiichi becomes one which can be attributed to either pure accident or somebody who pulls the strings in order to make Belldandy jealous and dishearten her enough to leave Keiichi and go back to Heaven. Played for comedy most of the time, as Belldandy trusts Keiichi's loyalty to her.
- Badass Normal: During the Lind arc, Keiichi demonstrated that, thanks to having received love from multiple goddesses, he is one of the few mortals capable of supporting an angel. And the guy pulls it TWICE.
- Badass Biker: He's the best racer at Nekomi until Chihiro shows up, especially when riding his bike with Belldandy on the sidecar.
- Biggus Dickus: Implied in the TV series. When Mara first showed up and turned Keiichi into a scooter (for kicks) after Belldandy and Urd caught her, they made her give them the demonic password to turn Keiichi back to normal. When Keiichi came back...naked... Belldandy blushed bright red, while Urd just looked down and grinned with an interested "Hmmm....". Given Urd's personality, it's likely if Keiichi didn't have one of these, she'd have poked fun at him for it.
- Brother-Sister Incest: Played with and ultimately subverted. While under the effects of a botched potion made by Peorth, poor old Keiichi has not only his sister Megumi crawling all over him, but Skuld and Urd as well...as well as Peorth herself in the anime. Naturally, once Bell steps in and nullifies the potion, everybody's back to normal.
- Brown Eyes
- Butt Monkey: Occasionally, usually whenever something created by Urd, Skuld, Mara, Tamiya, Otaki or Chihiro is involved.
- Can't Get Away with Nuthin' : Every time Keiichi has naughty thoughts about Belldandy, someone notices and promptly calls him out on it...if he doesn't do it himself.
- Cannot Spit It Out: See Chaste Hero below.
- Chaste Hero: Has trouble even just saying "I love you" to Belldandy, much to everyone else's consternation. This is due to Heaven altering Keiichi's mind so that he wouldn't lust after Belldandy to maintain the separation between divine beings and mortals even in the face of the contract that bound Belldandy to him. And Belldandy knew the entire time.
- Chastity Couple: With Belldandy.
- Chick Magnet: All the ladies show some interest in him at some point, bar Chihiro. It's not that kind of series though.
- Covert Pervert
- Deadpan Snarker: As the Only Sane Man, he has moments where he lets rip. Prevalent in the OVA.
- Determinator: Able to break out of situations where he shouldn't be able to out of sheer will and love for Belldandy (such as when he was possessed by the Lord of Terror). Also implied in one episode that this is how he's such a good racer - that is due to the training he puts himself through.
- Fun with Acronyms: Gives himself the nickname of K-1 (Kei-ichi).
- Genre Savvy: Bordering on dangerous levels at times. He nows enough from his experiences with the goddesses to qualify, along with having uncanny cleverness.Keiichi: So, after this, there are terrifying assassins? And if we don't defeat them one by one, we can't collect the keys?
Eihwaz: How did you just say everything?
Keiichi: That's absurd! I never thought it would be that clichéd.
- Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: Seeing Urd deep-kiss Belldandy (to remove a throat virus) caused Keiichi to blue screen.
- Give Geeks a Chance: A motorcycle geek who gets the girl of everyone's dreams; of course, everyone else wonders just how the hell that even happened.
- Guile Hero: Whenever he's in a dangerous situation, Keiichi's ability to think on the fly has saved him and the Goddesses multiple times over.
- Informed Ability: Speaks (or at least can understand) English, since he supposedly takes it as his foreign language class in school. Never gotten the chance to show so far though...outside of translations and dubs, obviously.
- Interspecies Romance: With Belldandy.
- Magic Contract Romance: With Belldandy.
- Mayfly-December Romance: With Belldandy.
- Mistaken for Cheating: Happens to him a lot, either accidentally, via magical mishap or if another woman tries to actively pursue him. Fortunately he only has eyes for Belldandy.
- Nice Guy: If Keiichi wasn't one of these, there would be no story in the first place. And many girls adore this genuinely Nice Guy, too.
- Only Sane Man: Ends up having to play straight man to humans, gods and demons alike.
- Ridiculously Average Guy: As the result of a mild retcon.
- Understanding Boyfriend: He has somewhat gotten used to the many complications that comes packaged with living with Belldandy and her two sisters.
- At least in the manga he says at one point that dealing with all the weirdness is a small price to pay if it means he can be with Belldandy.
- Unlucky Everydude: Keiichi started out as this, before eventually being developed into more of a Nice Guy.
- It would be difficult not to become nicer under the constant scrutiny of a divine being...let alone at least THREE of them.
- Weirdness Magnet: Comes part and parcel with having 3 goddesses living with you...not to mention having the leaders of both Heaven AND Hell as in-laws by the end of the manga. Jeesh...guy's got it kinda rough.
Belldandy (Angel: Holy Bell)
Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (JP), Akemi Okamura (JP - Mini-Goddess eps 1-13), Yumi Touma (JP - Young Belldandy in OVA), Mio Shionoiri (JP - Young Belldandy in movie); Juliet Cesario (EN - OVA), Bridget Hoffman (EN - Movie, Mini-Goddess), Chloe Thornton (EN - Young Belldandy in Movie), Eileen Stevens (EN - TV)A goddess who ends up contractually bound to Keiichi Morisato after he accidentally dials the Goddess Relief Office. Ever since, Belldandy dwells with Keiichi at the Tariki Hongan Temple in the city of Nekomi, Chiba Prefecture (near Tokyo). She can cancel the contract at any time, but she states Keiichi is a special person in her heart, and that her purpose is to make him happy.Belldandy is kind, patient, and warm, not only to Keiichi, but to everyone, without exception. She can easily sense other people's emotions, and tries her best to be empathetic to all those around her. However, even though Belldandy tries her best to be as kind as possible, it is revealed that at times, as a result of latent jealousy, she can become very insecure and sad, especially when she is confronted with an implication that involves Keiichi in one way or another. This can sometimes result in power leaks that affect everything within the vicinity, referred to as "a jealousy storm".Belldandy is licensed as a goddess first-class, unlimited, and as such is highly skilled. Her power is so great, in fact, that she is required to wear a special earring on her left ear which constantly seals the full brunt of her magical strength. Belldandy's angel is Holy Bell; her elemental attribute is wind. Like all angels, Holy Bell augments Belldandy's magical powers when called upon, and like all angels, she also reflects her master's current state.
- All Loving Heroine
- Apocalypse Maiden: In The Movie. Twice.
- Badass Pacifist
- Bash Brothers: When racing with bike and sidecar, Belldandy and Keiichi are this. Their synergy must be seen to be believed. Sadly, this only shows up in the manga.
- Berserk Button: Don't even TRY to screw with her Keiichi.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Seems nice enough, unless you piss her off or threaten Keiichi.
- Blow You Away: her elemental affinity is wind.
- Break the Cutie: In the movie. She is so traumatized by Celestine's actions that her memory has to be erased.
- Cannot Tell a Lie: One of the restrictions of being a first class goddess.
- However, that only means she can't tell direct lies. She CAN lie by dancing around the truth or withholding info...like in the very late manga where it's revealed that she knew about Heaven altering Keiichi's mind so he would not desire Belldandy sexually. This was the path of least resistance when she bound Keiichi in contract, as the Judgement Gate was a considerably riskier alternative that could have meant losing each other forever. All for the sake of being with him.
- Child Prodigy: As Welsper found out when they performed their Doublet ceremony, she could easily counter anything that he could throw at her when he was trying to prove her lowly compared to him.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: She really is kind, compassionate and warm, but very possessive of Keiichi. She won't say or do anything... but just be prepared for magical feedback that can cause anything from minor explosions to freak weather changes, caused by her subconscious. She will only act if you straightforwardly make a move on Keiichi... and HOLY SHIT will she act.
- Compelling Voice: Even in a world where most magic is based on song, Belldandy stands out for having this. It's so powerful that when performing at a karaoke tournament to support the NTI Motor Club, even Mara (who had been planning to take advantage of the event by converting the song into a demonic spell) was overcome by the feelings of bliss that ensnared the crowd while she sang. So much so that she joined everyone else to sign up for club membership.
- Death Glare: When one threatens Keiichi, she tends to give one. She can even scare her father with it. And her father's Tyr, the Almighty. Yeah.
- Dissonant Serenity and The Stoic: Through most situations where another person or even Goddess would be pulling their hair. Even when angered she doesn't betray a sneer.
- Drunk on Milk: One 12oz/355mL can and she's hammered.
- Fauxreigner: Most people that meet her think that she is a Westerner, and her mannerisms and customs are Scandinavian; early in the manga, Belldandy does admit that she's mostly familiar with Scandinavian cuisine until she begins to try more endemic dishes. Justified due to her being a Norse goddess.
- Fingerless Gloves: While in her goddess outfits.
- Friend to All Living Things: And some unliving things, as well.
- Foreshadowing: Early in the manga when Belldandy and Keiichi first kiss, Keiichi is surprised at the unseemly fact that from nowhere thousands of flowers just sprouted around them; though he thinks nothing of it at the time, during the Niflheim arc Belldandy uses the same tactic to be able to hide from Hagall and it's later revealed that the flowers are a reaction to the living contract that Belldandy had enacted initially upon Keiichi, rendering him unable to lust for her for years until the contract was dissolved at that very moment.
- Go-Getter Girl: According to Urd and Skuld, Belldandy just collected Goddess licenses as a hobby before she met Keiichi; to put things into perspective, she is a Norn who also has the combative ability to have earned a Valkyrie's Silver Wings. This is part of the reason why Skuld never understood why Belldandy settled for a lowly mortal down at the Earth when she used to be so much more in Heaven. Unpredictably, she excels in all earthly activities too.
- Hair Antennae: Typically 4-6, but varies wildly in the early manga.
- Hair Color Dissonance: Belldandy's hair color varies over time, Depending on the Artist. Started dark purple in the manga and slowly turned grey and eventually settled with pale brown, while black and white are reserved for flashbacks. In animated adaptations however her hair is usually dirty blonde.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Defines the concept of a pure-hearted person.
- The definitive moment would probably be the Angel Eater arc. Attempting to turn her evil by replacing her angel with a demon resulted in the demon being turned into an angel, at least until Welsper got ahold of her.
- Informed Ability: In addition to being a goddess, she also happens to be an engineering student at Nekomi Tech, although we hardly ever see her work with machines. Probably due to the fact that between Skuld, Megumi and Chihiro the series already has three wrench wenches, not to mention Keiichi himself and the Auto Club as a whole.
- That said, during one emergency, she was able to upgrade Chihiro's small bike and turn it into a full blown superbike using parts from nearby crashed or junked vehicles, while riding it.
- The Ingenue: So sincere, naive, and nice that it hurts. One demon even comments that her niceness is a potent spiritual attack, and there are plenty of examples in the manga where it's been weaponized.
- Innocent Blue Eyes
- Insecure Love Interest: Despite being a goddess, she often asks Keiichi if she's good enough to be with him, usually if she suspects another woman is getting too friendly with him. And he constantly reminds her that she is. In chapter 285 this is revealed to be partly because Belldandy was aware of Heaven's manipulation of Keiichi's mind when the contract was first made.
- Interspecies Romance: With Keiichi.
- Lady of War: She's gentle, graceful, and uses a staff as a weapon. Her angel even uses a bow and arrow.
- Love Before First Sight: Belldandy tells Keiichi she has been watching him (as part of her job) most of his life, and was in love with him before they ever met.
- Love You and Everybody: Comes part and parcel with being a first class goddess. She is however willing to make an exception for Keiichi in that she will always choose him over everyone else, which she makes explicit during a later arc:Belldandy: "If I had to choose between saving the world and saving Keiichi... I would save Keiichi."
- Magical Girlfriend: The Goddess of the trope. And rightfully so.
- Magic Contract Romance: With Keiichi.
- Married to the Job, Screw This, I'm Outta Here! and Rebellious Princess: All invoked. She used to be this before she met Keiichi (see Go-Getter Girl). Now at Tarikihongan Temple, Belldandy is the only resident goddess who doesn't even show hints of doing any research or any intention of continuing her duties in Heaven and has been called out numerous times on this.
- Mayfly-December Romance: With Keiichi.
- Never Gets Drunk: She could drink a distillery's worth of booze and not even hiccup. But keep her away from the soda.
- Nice Girl
- Not So Above It All: Before Skuld showed up, Belldandy and Urd fought almost as often as Urd and Skuld would later do. Also, when it comes to racing her competitive streak rivals Keiichi's.
- Physical Goddess: Natch.
- Plucky Girl
- The Pollyanna
- Power Limiter: As with most high-level deities, Belldandy wears power-limiting jewelry...namely a double-clasp earring.
- Shock and Awe: Early in the manga where Belldandy is more outwardly emotional red lightning orbs are prominent in her magic. Notable victims of Bell's lightning magic includes the Earth Spirit, Keiichi, Urd, Sayoko and Aoshima on separate occasions. This disappears once Mara is introduced where she uses Ki Attacks instead, before her elemental affinity being made more apparent.
- Single-Target Sexuality: Towards Keiichi.
- Spell My Name with an "S": It should be Verþandi...and it was in certain translations.
- Spy Catsuit: Her riding leathers for when she's racing, all of which have some form of heart motif.
- The Reliable One
- The Three Faces of Eve: The calm, compassionate, and domestic Belldandy, goddess of the present, represents the wife.
- Violently Protective Girlfriend: Several characters comment that Belldandy is terrifying when something threatens or demeans her boyfriend. They're not lying.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: Despite being a Norse Goddess, Belldandy embodies this trope to the fullest: sweet tempered, loving and devoted, gentle touch of inner iron, there's even a picture of her in a kimono on Images Links.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Class A in the OVA while wearing her race queen/pit girl outfit.
Urd (Angel: World of Elegance)
Voiced by: Yumi Touma (JP); Lanelle Markgraf (EN - OVA), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (EN - Movie), Wendee Lee (EN - Mini-Goddess), Shannon Conley (EN - TV)Belldandy's older half-sister and is the second Goddess to appear to Keiichi. Urd ranks as Goddess second class, management category limited license, similar to her youngest sister Skuld. She is the Yggdrasil System Administrator and Manager. Though she is much more powerful than her sisters, she has not become a first class goddess, most recently because she chose not to become a first class goddess so that she could continue to protect her sisters. Urd shares a common father with her younger sisters, but has a different mother, the Daimakaicho, Hild. Because of this, Urd is a hybrid of Goddess and Demon, reflected in the half-white/half-black appearance of her Angel, World of Elegance.Urd fancies herself a Goddess of Love, so she comes to Earth to spur Keiichi onward with love potions and well-meaning (but deceitful) advice. However, as punishment for deserting her post and for using her powers on Earth without authorization, The Almighty banishes her from Heaven until further notice. After being allowed to go back, she decides to stay on Earth instead.
- Absolute Cleavage: A feature of most of her wardrobe.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Her goddess outfit is dark blue in most adaptations, but in the TV anime it is purple.
- The Alcoholic: Justified, alcohol is her main source of energy on Earth.
- Antagonistic Offspring: A mild example towards Hild. Deep down, though, Urd does love her.
- Big Breast Pride: She's VERY proud of her large chest, to the point of having an "if you've got it, flaunt it" mentality and being occasionally accused of being a hooker. She even goes so far as to tease Skuld about it...never mind that she is physically a kid most of the time.
- Broken Bird: Due to her heritage. See Nonhuman Humanoid Hybrid, though.
- Cannot Spit It Out: Cannot express any feelings of affection for her mother, in case her soul gets charmed by the devils.
- Cannot Tell a Lie: Averted! Part of the reason Urd refuses to become a first class goddess is she believes that it's important that she retains the ability to tell a lie to protect those she loves. Notably, she has such a reputation for lying that even Belldandy can see through her.
- Cloudcuckoolander: In one of the racing arcs in the manga she believes that engines are powered by trolls. Turns out she was right at that time.
- Cool and Unusual Punishment: How Urd likes to deal with people, particularly Skuld and Aoshima.
- Cool Big Sis: Only develops into this later on into the given adaptation, barring the movie where she's much more mature than average.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: Well, white or silver-haired, but you get the idea.
- Death Glare: One of the things she gets from her mom.
- Drunk on the Dark Side: The one time Urd fully accessed her demonic magic caused...problems.
- Fingerless Gloves: One of the accessories she's worn over the years. Later they get swapped out for full-blown Opera Gloves.
- Foil: Urd and Skuld are banes to one another and will spend every waking hour trying to one-up and upset each other in every way possible; they do this so much that it makes Belldandy jealous.
- Foot Focus: At least in the manga, she's barefoot most of the time.
- Foreshadowing: Many characters commented that Urd acted more like a demon than a goddess before her heritage was discovered.
- Fountain of Youth: For one episode, due to Yggdrasil's system malfunction after the Lord of Terror arc.
- Good Bad Girl: She's tried getting Keichi to be more assertive with Belldandy by getting him to have sex with her even when she has full knowledge of the restrictions imposed to Keiichi towards feeling any lust towards Belldandy; it seemed that she did it in the eventuality that the contract would be broken by doing so, which it didn't until Belldandy lifted it.
- Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Her default outfits in the anime.
- Gratuitous Foreign Language: Can at the very least, say "I love you" in multiple languages.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Especially in the early parts of the manga, Urd is very easy to anger. She mellows down in the later volumes though.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl
- Hopeless with Tech: Being a foil to Skuld and to reflect her status as the Norn of the Past she is this. Normally Type 2.
- I Am Not My Mother: Though deep down she finds Hild cool, she is seriously against returning to Hell with her or going full demon.
- Immortal Immaturity: Can be just as bratty as Skuld.
- Lady of Black Magic: She has the graceful appearance, elemental affinities of fire and lightning, and an Angel named "World of Elegance". However, she doesn't have the composure, instead being headstrong, short-tempered, and bratty.
- Love Goddess: Or so she fancies herself to be. Almost if not all of her attempts at planning this result in trouble for whoever she tries helping, usually poor old Keiichi.
- Mid-Air Bobbing: prefers to float rather than sitting on furnitures.
- Mommy Issues: She's fine with her dad, but she's heavily conflicted about her mother, Hild.
- Ms. Fanservice
- Mystical White Hair
- Noblewoman's Laugh: Can pull this just like her mother.
- Nonhuman Humanoid Hybrid: Half-demon on her mother's side. Subverted in that there doesn't seem to be any prejudice on either side and most of the angst comes from Urd herself coming to terms with her demon ancestry, though one flashback to Urd's past that some lesser unnamed goddesses might have had a problem with it.
- Not So Different: From both Skuld and Hild.
- Only Sane Woman: Surprisingly gets moments of this every now and then. Keiichi is still the main one with her around.
- Physical Goddess
- Playing with Fire: She can also cast fire magic, though usually via World of Elegance's aid.
- Pretty Freeloaders: Along with her younger sister Skuld.
- Purple Eyes
- Shipper on Deck: Actively ships Keiichi/Belldandy. Also ships Skuld/Sentaro to some extent, as well as Banpei/Sigel.
- Side Effects Include...: Though she fancies herself a Love Goddess, Urd is more given to potions and pharmacology. Unsurprisingly, none of the stuff she concocts works like it's supposed to most of the time and it's even worse when she's not consulted about it.
- Shock and Awe: Throwing lightning bolts everywhere is her go-to move, usually whenever something ticks her off. This is her preferred method of "punishing" Sayoko and Toshiyuki when they go too far in their bitchery and dickery respectively.
- The Tease: Rivals Peorth in this department.
- The Three Faces of Eve: The flirty, fiery, half-demon Urd, goddess of the past, represents the seductress.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With her youngest sister Skuld. Used to be this with Mara, and still shows shades of it.
- Weaksauce Weakness: As she's part demon, she has a weakness to a genre of music. Depending on the version, it's either Austrian polkas or more often, Japanese enka.
Skuld (Angel: Noble Scarlet)
Voiced by: Aya Hisakawa (JP); Pamela Weidner (EN - OVA), Sherry Lynn (EN - Movie, Mini Goddess), Kether Donohue (EN - TV)The younger sister of Belldandy, and is the third Goddess to appear to Keiichi Morisato. Skuld has a Goddess second class, type one, limited license: a category similar to her eldest sister, Urd. Skuld is one of Yggdrasil's system debuggers. She compensates for her lack of magic power with her innate talent for invention, which is known throughout Heaven. Skuld is an engineering genius, capable of building just about anything out of the most mundane parts under most limited resources. She can compute equations and redesign even the most complex engineering blueprints in no time.She travels to Earth after Belldandy's proximity to Keiichi started creating an increasing number of bugs in Heaven's supercomputer Yggdrasil. At least that was her official excuse, as she believed Belldandy was living with Keiichi against her will. She tried to convince Belldandy to return to Heaven to resolve the bug problem and at the same time with the ulterior motive of alleviating her loneliness. After realizing that Belldandy's relationship with Keiichi was not going to end any time soon, Skuld decides to stay on Earth and act as Belldandy's unofficial chaperone.
- Bad Liar: She's nowhere as experienced as Urd in that respect, so every time she resorts to lying, it comes crushing down on her like a house of cards.
- Berserk Button:
- "Don't treat me like a little kid, ok?"
- Criticizing her inventions also nets the same reaction from her.
- Brown Eyes
- Clingy Jealous Girl: In a sisterly manner towards Belldandy.
- Cute Bruiser: By default since she couldn't use her magic until she fell for Sentaro and it started to develop.
- Deadpan Snarker: Has her moments in Flights of Fancy.
- Gadgeteer Genius: To reflect her status as the Norn of the Future. She's turned an advertisement manikin with that just repeats the same sentence over and over into a fully functioning robot with human level intelligence.
- Foil: To Urd as mentioned in her entry.
- Idiot Hair: Only one strand, as oppposed to Belldandy's 4-6.
- Hammerspace: She can stuff infinite amount of bombs inside her shirt.
- Little Miss Badass
- Making a Splash: Her actual elemental affinity and it shows from her ability to teleport to anywhere with water, though she rarely used it due to her inexperience with magic.
- Mundane Made Awesome: She has an habit of doing this by sheer passion, but her crowning achievement in this trope is her defeat and killing of the Lord of Terror by erasing a floppy disk with a magnet.
- My Sister Is Off-Limits!: She will fly into a fury if Keiichi gets too cozy with Belldandy, especially in the anime and early on in the manga. Later on in the manga this is toned down as she matures and as Keiichi and Belldandy finally grow closer. It's nearly absent in the 1995 OVA.
- Not So Different: From Urd and Keiichi.
- Physical Goddess
- Pretty Freeloaders: Along with her eldest sister Urd.
- Puberty Superpower: Starts developing her powers as soon as she learns to love - in other words start maturing and learning to feel for the opposite gender.
- Reality Warper: Give her a pile of junk and she makes a HumongousMecha out of it in seconds.
- Reed Richards Is Useless: She probably could revolutionized the world a dozen times over if she didn't keep her talents to her self. This is even lampshaded.
- She's All Grown Up: For one episode. She was more then a match with Belldandy while it lasted.
- And while she was at it, she began to develop feelings for Keiichi.
- Sore Loser: After having her robot trapped by Megumi's in the Robot Wars, she detonates her own robot to make the fight a tie. Later, Megumi wanted to shake her hand (who appears to be a Graceful Loser at that point) as a sign of friendship...only to get electrocuted by Skuld at the end.
- Stuff Blowing Up: On three, everybody! 1, 2, 3: Skuld Bomb Away!
- Sweet Tooth: Especially ice cream since it's her main energy source.
- The Three Faces of Eve: Immature kid sister Skuld, goddess of the future, represents the child.
- Tim Taylor Technology: Most of her inventions.
- Tsundere: Towards Sentaro in the manga and in Flights of Fancy.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With her eldest sister Urd.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Skuld is afraid of ghosts.
- Wrench Wench: Can build amazing devices and even robots out of even the most mundane of spare parts. Revealed to be a form of magic late in the manga.
- Yandere: See My Sister Is Off-Limits! above.
Peorth (Angel: Gorgeous Rose)Lind was introduced before her), she enters the story when Keiichi accidentally calls her up one day much like he did Belldandy, and against Keiichi's will—he's Genre Savvy enough by the point she appears to know that another goddess living with him isn't going to end well—stays with him. She is part of the Earth Help Center, and a Goddess First-class, Second Category, Unlimited. For a time, Peorth harbored a deep resentment towards Belldandy because Belldandy had reported the removal of a bug in Yggdrasil as a team effort. Believing Belldandy was pitying her, she held a grudge. During her stay she continually tried to seduce Keiichi in order to seem more of use to him than Belldandy, though she ultimately falls in love with him. However, after the misunderstanding is cleared up, Peorth remarks that she does not hate Belldandy anymore, and in recent appearances the two seem to be on friendly terms once again. Still, Peorth's incessant flirting with Keiichi puts some strains upon this new relationship.Her magic is based on the element of Earth, mainly associated with roses and vines, as with her own angel, Gorgeous Rose.
- Butt Monkey: Pretty much the victim of Urd's and Skuld's zany schemes who isn't Keiichi or Mara.
- Casting Gag/Actor Allusion/Remake Cameo: In the English dub of Flights of Fancy, at one point Peorth cuddles up to Keiichi in the bath, imitating Belldandy to fool him into thinking his sweetheart wanted to scrub his back. Peorth's impression is spot-on; no wonder, since Juliet Cesario was Bell's dub actress in the 1995 OVA.
- Composite Character: Of aspects of Belldandy and Urd; a seductress like Urd with the responsibilities of the rank of Belldandy.
- Fingerless Gloves: Most of the time. Initially, she wore what seemed to be leather work gloves over white Opera Gloves.
- Gratuitous French: In the Dark Horse manga translation, Peorth is extremely fond of peppering her speech with French and antiquated English...at least when she's not angry or apathetic. Even Gorgeous Rose is named La Rose Magnifique in said translation initially.
- Green Thumb: Stands to reason, since earth magic is her domain.
- Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Arguably. In her original introduction in Chapter 66, she even states that she's in charge of fulfilling the carnal/earthly desires and that she's the best at it in her agency. It helps that her initial mission seems to be just "fuck Keiichi Morisato".
- Love Goddess: Occasionally tries to play this role for Keiichi and Belldandy, if not Keiichi and herself (see Shipper on Deck below).
- Meido: Makes anyone who's working under her for special missions wear maid outfits. Poor Chrono.
- Ms. Fanservice: Possibly the most obvious example in the series. Her default "robes" are even more revealing than what Urd wears. Lampshaded by Lind in one instance, during an ESCAPE of all times.
- Petal Power: Peorth's Storm of Roses attack in the anime, though in the manga she uses whole roses instead of just the petals.
- Physical Goddess
- The Rival: With Belldandy at first. Then, with both Urd and Skuld for TV rights.
- Shipper on Deck: Eventually ships Keiichi/Belldandy but initially shipped Keiichi/herself.
- Short Hair with Tail
- The Tease
- Well, Excuse Me, Princess!: The tone of the series would have been completely different if it had been Peorth picking up the phone in episode one.
- Whip It Good: Involving the thorny vines she is able to summon.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: She attempts to win Keiichi's heart by following the dating methods she read in romance and porn manga. This might work if she was the series' actual love interest (she isn't). During that time she also assumes that she's in a hentai manga. Notably lampshaded by the narrator when she fantasizes having sex with Keiichi after a date.
Lind (Angel: Cool Mint and Spear Mint)ice, even though she is able to control fire and lightning beams perfectly.In an unlikely turn of events, Lind obtained twin angels—Spear Mint and Cool Mint—though at first she could only call upon one of them at a time, causing her to be teased all throughout Heaven and Hell. Frustrated by her 'weakness' and resulting inability to call forth her second Angel, Lind threw herself into Valkyrie training with incredible ferocity. This intense training gained Lind the reputation as a Goddess of extreme violence. Eventually, she is able to call out both her angels by realizing that she lacked a belief in herself and a trust towards others during her fight with the Angel Eater planted inside of her by Hild in an attempt to replace her angels with devils. She has since become more open and smiles often. She has also established close friendships with Keiichi Morisato and Belldandy.
- Action Girl
- An Axe to Grind: Her preferred weapon is a halberd (pole-axe with a spear on the end).
- Badass: She can easily smash concrete walls with her bare hands! Granted, it turns out that her halberd is actually supposed to hold her back, notably shown when she fights the Angel Eater; when it takes her halberd, she promptly rips through its legs.
- Blood Knight: Mild example, admits at one point that she is fond of breaking things.
- Crippling Overspecialization: Best at fighting out of the goddesses, and the worst at magic. Her attempts to fix Keiichi's house are so bad she and Peorth pass it off as being done by Hagall's doing.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Starts out seemingly cold and impersonal, but eventually warms up to the point of considering Keiichi a lifelong friend.
- When facing a seemingly possessed Belldandy, she tells Keiichi and Skuld to leave everything to her, despite the fact that she had given her second angel, Cool Mint, to Keiichi to allow them to fight the Angel Eater. Granted, she had special booster patches on her uniform that allowed her some extra strength, however using all those up (as she was planning to do) would have meant that she would never be able to fight again afterwards.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Wears her hair longer on one side than the other, probably ties in to her angels having only one wing each.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: She can use magic, but mostly fights using her halberd and bare hands.
- An Ice Person: Her elemental domain is ice.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: Pulls this on Hild when the reveals that she has more than one angel.
- Her using a huge halberd is simply her way of being polite and giving her opponent a chance. She's actually deadlier without it.
- In-Series Nickname: One-Winged Lind, see One-Winged Angel below, also has another one. (Twin Angel Lind, a nickname known by only a few).
- Iron Lady: At the outset, she betrays very little emotion. When she realizes that she unwittingly became the host of the Angel Eater and puts all the goddesses at the temple in peril just by her mere presence, Skuld is understandably upset at her; Lind does feign shame, but argues that she's not going to dwell on it or lose precious time apologizing.
- Lady of War: You bet your ass she is.
- One-Winged Angel: A rare literal example. Her angel has only one wing. Somewhat played straight in that whenever a goddess has her angel out, it usually means that they're about to use some high level spells. Of course it's not totally played straight in that Lind is nowhere close to being the Big Bad or even a villain for that matter.
- Of course, it turns out that the reason for the single wing is that she actually has twin angels with one wing each. In other words, she's a double one-winged angel with matching power upgrade, as the epic beatdown she and her angels gave the Angel Eater via a meteor kick from outer space will attest to.
- One-Goddess Army: Pretty much Lind's job description as one of the strongest Valkyries in Heaven.
- Plucky Girl: One of the few goddesses able to fight even with her angel (both of them) taken from her, despite the sheer amount of shock from this that usually causes most other goddesses to lose consciousness.
- The first time, when she discovers that the Angel Eater had piggybacked onto her angel Spear Mint. She doesn't hesitate to rip the angel and the Angel Eater out of her.
- Physical Goddess
- Power Limiter: Her halberds function as these, lowering combat potential instead of increasing it. It's implied that this is both for training and to limit collateral damage.
- When She Smiles: Lind becomes a lot less chilly and intimidating, almost to the point of being downright cute.
- Woman in White
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Cobalt blue in the manga, sky-blue in the anime.
Chrono, Ere & Ex
Chrono voiced by: Masako Jo (JP, TV Series), Yui Horie (JP, Movie), Rebecca Soler and Alissa Brodsky (EN, TV Series), Tara Sands (EN, Movie)Three goddesses who maintain Yggdrasil. They generally help Peorth and Lind and such by giving relevant exposition, or lines to increase dramatic tension. They also serve as people for Peorth or Lind to give orders to, allowing the commanding character to verbally direct the conflict, and to explain the dangerous nature of certain actions.
Ere voiced by: Chiemi Chiba (JP, TV Series), Rumi Kasahara (JP, Movie), Alissa Brodsky (EN, TV Series), Elizabeth Cartier (EN, TV Series), Barbara Goodson (EN, Movie)
Ex voiced by: Yoko Honna (JP, TV Series), Akiko Yajima (JP, Movie), Emily Blau (EN, TV Series), Karen Neill (EN, TV Series), Emily Brown (EN, Movie)
Ere voiced by: Chiemi Chiba (JP, TV Series), Rumi Kasahara (JP, Movie), Alissa Brodsky (EN, TV Series), Elizabeth Cartier (EN, TV Series), Barbara Goodson (EN, Movie)
Ex voiced by: Yoko Honna (JP, TV Series), Akiko Yajima (JP, Movie), Emily Blau (EN, TV Series), Karen Neill (EN, TV Series), Emily Brown (EN, Movie)
- Adaptation Expansion: Chrono has brown hair in her first appearance in the movie where she plays a minor role; she is blonde in the manga, where is shown to be a potential Valkyrie.
- Bridge Bunnies
- Canon Immigrant: They were originally introduced in The Movie before being added to the manga several years later.
- Cute Bruiser: It's a remarkable thing when a character with such poor sense of orientation is at the same time a tremendously able fighter and martial artist, amply demonstrating it while fighting with Welsper... who is a cat... and while she's wearing a maid dress.
- The Ditz / No Sense of Direction / Dojikko: Played with, as the mission as entrusted by Peorth required this particular set of "assets".Narrator: Chrono was foolish by nature.
Narrator: Chrono had no sense of direction.
Narrator: Now would be a good time to mention that Chrono was also clumsy.
- Ninja Maid: Chrono, who happens to be a Valkyrie in training, is forced by Peorth to wear a maid outfit when she goes to Earth to deliver a program to Belldandy.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Chrono has an intense, blinding fear of cats.
- Casting Gag: Troubadour challenges Keiichi to a DUEL!
- Crazy Jealous Guy: He gets violently jealous when it comes to Urd, often employing a song that results in the victim being reduced to a bug-filled corpse. Keiichi nearly meets this fate if weren't for a timely counterattack from Urd.
- Koichi Yamadera
Tyr, the Almighty/Kami-samaTyr, the Almighty ("Daitenkaicho", "ruler of heaven" in the original Japanese) is the head god. As the Almighty, all goddesses ultimately answer to him and he is responsible for maintaining reality, time, and probability as we know it. His attitude and personality is very commanding, but he is very polite and forgiving; He has forgiven the Norns for disobeying his orders multiple times (as is suggested by Keiichi in the manga). The Almighty One is very blunt and straight-forward. He does not understand how humans act and communicate, possibly because He has not been to Earth in a long time. Throughout the manga and anime he is an unseen character as viewers never see his face, which is usually shrouded in shadow, turned away, or simply too close-up; all that can be discerned is that the Almighty One is tall and well-built, with long black hair. He also has many seals on his hands, neck and on his ears (this could probably be a clue as concerns the fact he may be the deity in doublet with Hild, as also we can imagine listening to her discussing on the Double System).It is believed by some people that the Almighty is the father of the three Norns. During the "Trouble with Doublets" saga (in the first Dark Horse Comics translation of the manga but NOT the reprint), Belldandy answers the phone and tells her sisters "It's the Almighty." After Urd loses odds and evens against Skuld, she answers with "Oh goodness, Daddy?! It's been ages!" However, it should be noted that in the original Japanese version, "Kami-sama" is not referred to in this way. It is very likely that it is a translation error, as is the case with the OVA dub script where Kami-sama is referred to as the Norns' father as well. In the subtitles for the OVA he is referred to simply as "lord" in the places where the dub uses "father" (the dub of the TV series keeps it ambiguous like the original Japanese). In chapter 294 of the manga he is confirmed to be the Norns' father and his name is revealed to be Tyr.
- Divine Possession: Tyr has the power to possess other beings and communicate and use his powers through them, which he has demonstrated thrice: Once with Yuki Gomorrah, a student/fortune teller at Nekomi Tech, and twice with the Gates, the latter occurring in chapter 294.
- Department of Redundancy Department: The Dark Horse character profiles always lists him as, "The Almighty: Almighty."
- The Faceless: His face is never shown. The only thing that is ever shown of him in the manga is his tattooed arm.
- God: Well, duh.
- Overprotective Dad: Even though Keiichi passed the test that would allow him to remain with Belldandy, Tyr insists that he'll only accept it if Keiichi performs a miracle. Which in this case is a bike timetrial that makes the Isle of Man TT race look downright easy.
- The Trickster: Has elements of this in chapters 293-296.
CelestineServes the Big Bad of the movie.
- Broken Pedestal: Poor, poor Belldandy. She crossed the Despair Event Horizon after he was defeated and sealed away, and only being given amnesia could fix her.
- Canon Foreigner: Only appears in The Movie; not even MENTIONED elsewhere.
- Evil Mentor: To Belldandy, he was an Anti Villainous Mentor.
- Fallen Angel: In his case, his initial rebellious act was to abolish the Gate of Judgement; in turn, he was stripped from his powers and physical body, and sealed to drift across space.
- Grand Theft Me: On Keiichi!
- Knight of Cerebus: He's an Anti-Villain, but he's a much more serious antagonist than most of the canon villains.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Inflicts this on Belldandy as a part of his Evil Plan
- Love Redeems: As Celestine possesses Keiichi's body, he manages to feel and witness the love between Keiichi and Belldandy, which helps him change his mind...
- Man in White
- Physical God
- Rage Against the Heavens: He was deeply frustrated with Heaven's methods, thinking they weren't enough to make people happy. Then he tried to destroy the Gate of Judgement, and things went From Bad to Worse.
- Walking Spoiler: You don't say?
- Well-Intentioned Extremist
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds
Morgan le Fay
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Fits the trope when she's first introduced in the movie in her human appearance. She's just as physically able as the goddesses themselves.
- Broken Bird: Lost her loved one when they couldn't go through the Gate of Judgement, which embittered her deeply.
- Canon Foreigner: Only exists in The Movie.
- Cuckold: Her attempts to come on Keiichi to drive a wedge between him and Belldandy look a LOT like this. Subverted in that it wasn't to steal Keiichi away, but to make Belldandy emotionally vulnerable enough to have Celestin turn her into his Apocalypse Maiden.
- Dark Magical Girl: Perhaps the best example in the whole franchise, as she isn't downright evil but very, very troubled.
- Foil: To Belldandy concerning Keiichi's affections.
- Forceful Kiss: On Keiichi.
- Walking Spoiler: N'aww! Really?
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds
The GatesThe personifications of the Gates System of Heaven. Two gates make an appearance in canon; one of them, Gate of Heaven, took a humanoid form and visited the Tarikihongan Temple in search of the meaning of the emotion called "Love" and the second one the Gate of Judgement was summoned by Anzus to enforce judgement upon Keiichi and Belldandy and first appeared on the movie. All gates from the system have exactly the same appearance save from their garb and all have exactly the same memory backup
- Adaptation Expansion: Inverted, as the Gate of Judgement has more meat in the Manga: the Gate of Judgement first appeared in the movie, though it appeared as inert. There, Keiichi and Belldandy go through it almost effortlessly. In the manga, the Gate appears in the same humanoid form as the Gate of Heaven to enforce judgement upon Keiichi and Belldandy and they literally went through Hell and back to cross it and the ordeal itself was emotionally enormous.
- Bratty Half-Pint
- Enfant Terrible: Though diminutive compared to the goddesses at the temple, the Gate of Heaven is considerably stronger than all of them. The Gate of Judgement does not take lightly the fact that Keiichi and Belldandy were able to step out of the illusion inside her and promptly cuts the glitch with great force.
- Hive Mind: As mentioned on the description, all Gates have the same memory and are identical to one another.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: The Gate of Heaven is an eternal beholder with endless curiosity to whom no one talks to. Curious as to why a great number of goddesses have gathered upon the temple and the rumors from gods and goddesses passing by regarding that place in particular, the Gate promptly visits the temple, effectively locking every opening in and out of heaven.
- Jerkass: The Gate of Heaven behaves like this toward Keiichi because she doesn't know better, treating him as if he were stupid, though eventually she comes to appreciate his input. Belldandy is not exactly thrilled by this.
- Visual Innuendo: Gate of Heaven accepts deploying herself once again to allow Peorth to return to Heaven under the condition that Keiichi inserts an enormous key inside her chest; she makes it sound extremely dirty, so much that Urd and Peorth are horrified at the prospect and Belldandy triggers one of her jealousy outbursts.
- Bifauxnen: Was originally drawn to be pretty sexless in the manga, even once claimed to be Belldandy's fiancé, before being eventually outed as female. As the manga wears on though, she begins to swap to the cloak-y outfits from the anime.
- Butt Monkey
- Blondes Are Evil: Well, yellow blondes at least.
- Boobs of Steel: Despite (or perhaps because of) her constant failures, Mara demonstrates an unrivaled ability to take physical punishment in stride, and until Thrym's appearance, was the most physically-active of the demons. Accordingly, when reappearing after the Lord of Terror arc, she's shown to be very well endowed.
- Cute Little Fangs: Gets these after Art Evolution makes her Progressively Prettier.
- Evil Laugh: A very convincing one, which is kinda ironic considering how poor her actuall skills are.
- Evil Plan: Increasing the marketshare of demons is the purpose of her zany schemes. It Makes Just As Much Sense In Context, if there was any context to begin with.
- Goldfish Poop Gang: Given the number of times she gets easily discarded by the Goddesses and Banpei, she does qualify.
- Harmless Villainess: She is too goofy to be taken as a serious threat.
- She was presented as a danger in her early appearances, but suffered heavily from Villain Decay, becoming more of a Butt Monkey, and her plans becoming less dangerous when the series established that gods and demons have rules against killing each other.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: One of her plans, involving putting everyone at Nekomi under Sayoko's mind-control (Sayoko's wish) and having her tell the mind-controlled Belldandy to return to Heaven (the payment), almost succeeded, and only failed because of Sayoko told Belldandy to return home, causing her to return to the temple where she lives with Keiichi. And until Keiichi returned home and found Belldandy there, characters and the readers thought she had won until The Reveal.
- Manipulative Bitch: Invoked many times. She tries to be this but she's hardly ever successful.
- Involuntary Dance: One of her weaknesses. She can't stop dancing (badly) if she hears rock music, or in the Dark Horse manga translation, disco.
- Of Corsets Sexy: Several of her outfits feature this, most notably in the second season of the anime.
- Our Demons Are Different
- Pretty Freeloader: Rarely if she's staying with Keiichi and the Goddesses.
- Progressively Prettier: One of the main examples in the series, she gets cuter (and later more attractive) as the series progresses.
- Punch Clock Villain: Prevalent in the second season of the anime, where she's even HELPING the Goddesses and Keiichi a couple times.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Rock Me, Asmodeus!: Inverted, and made into a Weaksauce Weakness. See Involuntary Dance above.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Used to be this with Urd, before the latter went to Heaven to become a goddess.
- Weaksauce Weakness: She's allergic to lucky charms. Usually it just gives her a terrible headache, but contact with one she never touched caused her to faint and lose her memory. Also see Involuntary Dance above.
- Woman in Black: Not a very straight example though, given her comical nature and her antics.
- Zany Scheme: ALL THE TIME!! And they all fail hilariously. Well, except for that one time with Sayoko...
- Affably Evil: Despite being Satan she's not too bad, especially compared to other demons she keeps in check. So far whenever helping the main characters she's refrained from every double-crossing them despite her rather mean-spirited temperament.
- Berserk Button: Do refrain from pointing out the possibility of her pulling a double cross or refusing a deal with her.
- Four-Star Badass: She IS the leader of Hell after all.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: One of the clues that she's Urd's mother.
- Death Glare: Comes part and parcel with her status and power level. Urd is also capable of a similar glare.
- Generation Xerox: She's effectively a darker-skinned, taller Urd with a different hairdo and a mean streak.
- Horny Devil: Some shades of it since she'll flirt with most anything.
- Hot as Hell: Her picture used to be on the trope page.
- I Gave My Word: She says she keep any deals she makes and has so refrained from abusing any loopholes. A Deal With Devil isn't all that dangerous when its with her as long as you don't wish for something too extreme.
- Ms. Fanservice: Like mother, like daughter.
- Mystical White Hair
- Not So Different: She act times acts exactly like Urd. On exchange of insults they throw at each is almost word for word the same as one between Urd and Skuld.
- Purple Eyes: Another thing she shares with her daughter.
- Running Gag: Hild likes to kiss people out of the blue. She's caught AT LEAST Keiichi, Lind, and Hagall off-guard. And they all freaked out.
- Satan: Since she's the ruler of all demons.
- Walking Wasteland: In her first appearance across all versions, she states if it weren't for all the power-limiting jewelry she wears (yes, she uses multiple ones), her entrance into the human world would likely destroy the whole city, and even with them, her entrance still causes dark clouds to appear and stir as well as kicking up gale-force winds.
- White Hair, Black Heart: Nowhere near as evil as most examples.
Welsper (Velsper)A demon, who is in a doublet, a link of fate established to preserve the balance between Heaven and Hell, with Belldandy. The doublets normally forget each other, but Welsper cursed himself to remain in child form in exchange for remembering his encounter with Belldandy. The curse could only be broken if Belldandy speaks his name. It turned out that his body could not handle his growing power, so he worked to break the curse by stopping time. After installing a virus in Yggdrasil, he ends up having the curse broken, and returns to the demon realm. However, because he hacked into Yggdrasil, he was punished afterwards by being reincarnated into a kitten. He is the only demon who shows a tsukaima (demon servant, English translation: "familiar"), having it obtained by Keiichi after neither him nor Belldandy could handle the burden of bringing the creature which almost transformed her into a demon because of Hild. His black fur becomes white spotted, but he returns normal after naming his tsukaima as "Die Wespe der Blauen Lanze" ("The Wasp of the Blue Lance" in German).
- Cats Are Mean: Has occasional occurrences of this; however, (s)he's no Garfield.
- Gender Bender: Was reincarnated as a female cat, though he's quite, QUITE male in his mind.
- Gratuitous German: How he names his familiar.
- Older Than They Look: Turned himself into a kid permanently so as not to forget Belldandy, who he was in doublet with. Ends up biting him in the ass somethin' fierce.
- Punch Clock Villain: More like he didn't punch in at all once "she" got reincarnated.
- Spell My Name with an "S": "Welsper" is the correct spelling, being German-based, but the Dark Horse translation consistently uses "Velsper" to avoid confusion over the pronunciation.
- Asshole Victim: the premise of his powers.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: In the English dub of Flights of Fancy, at least...he lets out a long, drawn-out "''Merde!'"
- Gratuitous Foreign Language: No matter the version, Senbei is really, REALLY bad about spouting phrases from multiple languages.
- Goldfish Poop Gang: He works with Mara, and is just as if not MORE incompetent at causing misfortune.
- Jackass Genie: And one full of himself at that.
The Lord of TerrorA virus that runs on Yggdrasil. It is divided into two parts—the will of the Lord of Terror, and the "Ultimate Destruction Program", Fenrir. It wants to destroy the world and create a world for demons in its place (this happens only in the anime, while in the manga we can see that his intent is to destroy the entire universe in order to create a new, violent one; this is the reason why Keiichi, possessed by the program, wants Skuld to build a 10 dimensional scythe for cutting the 10 dimensional string of the universe, which permit its existence). The heir to the Lord of Terror was Urd, because of her mixed ancestry. Basically, the Great Lord's will influenced Urd and eventually sealed her will away. It then utilized the urn Mao Za Haxon, which contained the Ultimate Destruction Program's bootup. After it had possessed Keiichi, Belldandy told it to transfer to her but it could not possess her, as the base wavelength was different, and was quickly forced to transfer itself to a floppy disk and was then erased by Skuld with a magnet.
- Anti-Climax: The Lord of Terror, who was on the verge of rampaging through the city just mere hours before ends up locked in a diskette which is then write-locked.
- Big Bad: of the 1st Season of the TV series which corresponds to his titular arc in the manga.
- Canis Major: the Ultimate Destruction Program, which is a version of the wolf Fenrir, which in this series is Kaiju sized.
- Diabolus Ex Nihilo: Seriously, where the hell did this guy come from?
- Generic Doomsday Villain: He wants to destroy reality, and then, we don't know what.
- Grand Theft Me: Its main method of survival is to jump from a dying/weak body into a stronger one. In the series it goes from Urd to Fenrir to Midgard to Keiichi to a floppy disk.
- Omnicidal Maniac: He wants to destroy reality; all ten dimensions of it.
- Weaksauce Weakness: He gets erased... from existence... by Skuld... with a small magnet. Granted he was forced into a floppy disk and she explains why that would kill him.
HagallThe second most powerful demon in Hell, who takes the control of Hell in a rebellion against Hild, because she thinks Hild has lost the power and glory of the demon world. Through an elaborate plan to get more share of wishes on Earth and to destroy everything related to the Goddesses, she imprisons Hild and sends her servants to attack Chibi-Hild on Earth, however she manages to escape and goes with Belldandy to ask for help (manga chapters 240 till 262). Hagall usually talks about herself in third person at least while she's acting like a nutter and her powers include mental control and hypnotism. Besides, she is a very selfish and ambitious demon who does not consider the energetic balance between Heaven and Hell (brought by human contracts).
- Big Bad: Fills this role in the penultimate arc of the manga.
- Big "NO!": An internal one when Hild takes over her body.
- Crippling Overspecialization: Hagall is excellent bar none when it comes to hypnotism but mediocre in other forms of spells; in spite of this, she is powerful enough to by Hell's second-in-command.
- Cute and Psycho: Inverted since her psychoness is mostly a role she plays and her real personality is rather adorable, if a little foul-mouthed.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: That little amulet smelled a bit too much like Hild, so she quickly disposed of it. Of course, it still wasn't DGS enough. After all, she's up against Keiichi.
- The Dragon: was supposed to be this to Hild, until she rebelled.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: She's a snappy dresser alright! Frilly skirts and all!
- Hypnotic Eyes: Her power consists in altering her victim's perception through eye contact and inducing nightmarish situations into their minds.
- Kick the Dog: Holy Bell!!
- Lady Swears A Lot: In the Goddess Miyaku Team fan-lation at least, after she drops the psycho façade she has the absolute worst language out of ANY character in the manga, being the only character to actually drop F-bombs when the worst anyone else has is maybe "damn".
- Replacement Goldfish: As Hagall points out, Urd should be Hild's second-in command and is shunning a rightful position of privilege that anyone in Hell would die for. Urd does envy Hagall for being able to actually be around Hild all the time, which is something she'll never be able to do herself.
- She's Got Legs
- Show Girl Skirt
- The Star Scream: A successful one at that, seeing as when we're introduced to her, she's already taken over Hell.
- Third-Person Person
- Undying Loyalty: Her true motive for "usurping" Hild. She's trying to save Hild from the clause in demonic law that requires the ruler of Hell to die when her term expires. Being usurped doesn't count as "expiring".
Halval/HalvalthA powerful demon who serves Hagall in a rebellion against Hild. Her name has the 'rune of sound' "Þ" (Thurisaz, Thorn or Thurs). Her main power is an ability "to see sounds" and combat in complete darkness. She battled against Keiichi and Belldandy in chapter 251 to 255 of the manga. In chapter 255, Halval lost the fight through a plan of Keiichi Morisato: he was influenced by the kiss of Chibi-Hild who transferred some of her knowledge to him before she went back to Niflheim.
- The Load: To the rebels at Niflheim. Eihwaz even points out that Halval is not very trustworthy.
- Super Senses: Her main power is the ability to "see" sounds. This means "seeing" loud noises is the equivalent of a bright light in her face.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Effectively disappears from the story after she loses the fight against the Norns.
Thrym/SlyumThrym is a demon that serves Hagall in the rebellion, that specializes in physical strength. She is a strong, tall and muscular woman, with short hair. She challenges Belldandy and co. and blocks their passage through Nifelheim from chapters 257 to 261. Her strength is so immense she's able to deflect sound-waves by punching in the air. After the battle she becomes friendly with the group after healing Keiichi's wounds and later wonders if anybody worthy of her strength will challenge her again. She also refuses to accept the defeat as anything other than a legitimate, well-fought one.
- Action Girl
- Affably Evil: Is overall very friendly, though is at the same time remorseless about any harm she inflicts on others even they can't fight back.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Just look at her!
- Defeat Means Friendship: Becomes friendly with the Keiichi and the goddesses once they beat her.
- Lady Looks Like a Dude: If she didn't have such prominent cleavage Thrym wouldn't look female at all.
- Megaton Punch: Anything she punches breaks. Even songs and giant gothic doors.
Hrungnir/MokkurkalfiHrungnir (also translated as Mokkurkalfi) is also a demon that serves Hagall. She wears a mask and a helmet somewhat resembling an old German WWI uniform. She is a "puppeteer" in that she's able to create and control robots and machines, similar to Skuld. Unlike Skuld, she views her creations as tools rather than with affection. Unsurprisingly, when Keiichi and company confront her, due to disabling magic in the room she ends up fighting Skuld.
- Evil Counterpart: To Skuld,to an extent.
- Hypocritical Humor: Skuld points out that Hrungnir prides herself too much in her work not to care about it; she eventually realizes that her crafts actually care about her as they defend her from Skuld's attacks.
- Wrench Wench
- Wrong Genre Savvy: No, wearing a silly red outfit will not make you go faster. This isn't Warhammer40000.
EihwazA demon that looks like a five year old girl and seems pretty harmless. She's actually Hrungnir's older sister and Hagall's second in command.
- Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: With her sister Hrungnir. According to the latter, Eihwaz is so snappy that it doesn't make it particularly easy to love her.
- The Chessmaster: Eihwaz created the conditional rooms where most of the action in Niflheim takes place. As it turned out, all the rooms were created to gauge and drain powers from the Goddesses in order to make them vulnerable.
- Cute and Psycho: A cute little girl with a love for karaoke. But she has a really bad attitude waiting to pop out.
- The Dragon: While Hagall is Hild's Dragon, Eihwaz is Hagall's in turn.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain
- Older Than They Look
- Paper Fan of Doom: Whacks Hrungnir with it. "Who are you calling ill-tempered?!"
- Sadistic Choice: Almost forces Keiichi to kill her to save Belldandy from fading into nothingness.
HelA character exclusive to the novel Ah! My Goddess!: First End by Yumi Toma, Urd's seiyuu. She is the governess deity of the dead who is always accompanied by the wolf Garm.
- Bonus Boss: She is at the very least at the same power level as Hild.
- Gorgeous Gorgon: Described as a "monstrous beauty".
- Second Hand Story Telling: According to Hild, Hel was the first to notice there was something wrong when Keiichi and Urd's souls were missing from the universal implosion that killed everyone.
Voiced by: Yuriko Fuchizaki (JP); Emily Bauer (EN - TV Series), Amanda Spivey (EN - OVA), Stephanie Greene (EN - Movie)Keiichi Morisato's younger sister. She attends the Nekomi Institute of Technology (NIT), like Keiichi, as an engineering student. Megumi is also a very skilled mechanic and motorcycle driver. She goes on to become the "queen" of bike racers around Nekomi. Belldandy has remarked that she sees a similarity between Megumi and Skuld, and that she would like to see Skuld learn some things from Megumi. As we know from the recent developments in the manga, she has a lot of success with boys, but she is not lucky in love because all of her boyfriends feel eclipsed by her motor-queen status. The Dark Horse translation suggests there's also a bit of Big Brother Worship verging on Big Brother Attraction, as she's shown telling one boy, "You'll never hold a candle to Keiichi."
- Big Eater: In her early manga appearances she's constantly snacking. This was phased out after Art Evolution made her more attractive.
- Biker Babe: The "Queen of the Ridge", a title she earned by winning multiple races around a mountain road against the previous holder. Notably, she doesn't like the title...see No Guy Wants an Amazon and Overshadowed by Awesome for why.
- Cat Smile: Her default expression in the early volumes of the manga.
- No Guy Wants an Amazon: Every guy she dates breaks up with her because they can't handle the pressure going out with the Nekomi's Queen of the Ridge.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: Not many know it, but she refuses to be called Queen (short for "Queen of the Ridge") because, in her words, the true king is Keiichi, and Belldandy his queen.
- Plucky Girl: Nothing fazes her.
- Wrench Wench: As a Morisato, she's gotta be.
- Attempted Rape: Almost had his way with both Belldandy and Skuld but got jossed in extremis.
- Asshole Victim: Pretty much brings misfortune on himself because he's an asshole.
- Bespectacled Bastard Boyfriend: Has shades of this, especially when he turns on the "rapist" mode.
- Break the Haughty: Thinks extremely highly of himself and Karma's a bitch.
- The Casanova: Especially towards Belldandy and Adult!Skuld.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Jerk. Ass. Extraordinare.
- Jerkass: Don'tcha want to just bitchslap him?
- Pet the Dog: He finally showed a bit of concern when he found Sora in pain. And promptly got knocked out by her rapidly expanding boobs!
Voiced by: Junko Asami (JP - OVA), Mamiko Noto (JP - TV); Karen Neill (EN - TV Series), Belinda Bizic (EN - OVA)A popular girl at Nekomi Tech, to the point where she considers herself the "queen" of the school. She is also quite rich, coming from a wealthy family: she has her own apartment and an expensive car, and gets to throw lavish parties with very important people.When Belldandy appears, all the guys' attention turns to her rather than Sayoko. She immediately becomes jealous of Belldandy and wants to make her upset by seducing Keiichi, even though Sayoko doesn't have any interest in him. She even goes to the lengths of teaming up with Toshiyuki Aoshima (her younger cousin) and Mara to bring Bell down. They Fail. As the series progresses, she gradually becomes less and less antagonistic, even offering Keiichi relationship advice and foiling Mara's schemes. It seems as though she develops feelings for Keiichi at the beginning of season 2, when she didn't feel as lonely when he was with her. Sayoko has seen both Urd and Belldandy use their powers, although she now believes that Belldandy is a witch. She is shown to have much pride, and seems to almost enjoy competing with Belldandy at times.
- Arbitrary Skepticism: She realizes that something is up with Belldandy, but refuses to believe her when she says she's a goddess. Instead, she assumes she's lying and is really a witch.
- Bitch Alert: The first time we see her (in Keiichi's flashback, no less) we can guess she's a bitch.
- Bondage Is Bad: She's more of a jerk, but she's also a member of the BDSM club.
- Brains and Bondage: As a college student, we can guess she has quite the brain.
- Character Development: Starts out as wanting to steal Keiichi simply to beat Belldandy, but later on seems to develop genuine feelings for him.
- Evil Is Petty: When first introduced, she literally has it all - beauty, brains, money, and a powerful family that owns an influential corporation. But because Belldandy upstaged her in the desirability department, she becomes an emotional wreck and shows off a mile wide vindictive streak. Naturally, Mara takes advantage of this more than once in her attempts to mess with Belldandy.
- Harmless Villain: Doesn't really have that much of a evil streak. Possibly because she does seem to develop genuine feelings for Keiichi.
- Jerk Ass: Early-on in the anime and manga, at least; she's not as bad in the OVA.
- Lady Drunk: She readily drowns her sorrows after anything bad happens to her.
- Lady Killer In Love: A Gender Inversion."why do the words and the smile of a pathetic guy like him have the power to make a queen like me feel like such a piece of garbage?"
- Manipulative Bitch: At the beginning.
- Noblewoman's Laugh: Sometimes.
- Rich Bitch
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: It was Keiichi whom she wanted all along, creating an Unrequited Love Switcheroo situation for her.
- The Ojou
- The Rival: Fancies herself as this to Belldandy. It's gone quite well for her.
- Victory Is Boring: When a wish from Mara puts Belldandy in a stop where Sayoko has mind controlled her, she loses interest in having Belldandy bow to her because she wants to prove herself better on her own terms. Mara had other plans, but they didn't work out.
- Author Appeal: The cool headed, mature "goddess of mechanics" seems to be the mangaka's personal dream girl. Maybe this is why she is not romantically interested in anyone.
- Badass Normal: Can cow Tamiya and Otaki with a single glance.
- Biker Babe: Though far from a leather-clad Hell's Angel.
- Cuteness Proximity: Chihiro is a sucker for anything cute.
- Shipper on Deck: Ships Keiichi/Belldandy.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She's a tough, no nonsense, motorcycle-riding, drag-racing, mechanical genius who's also a huge fan for everything that's even the slightest bit cute.
- Weaksauce Weakness: See Cuteness Proximity.
- Wrench Wench: So much so that Keiichi says that she could almost be a goddess of mechanics.
Voiced by: Kiyoyuki Yanada (JP); Marc Matney (EN - OVA), Bob Papenbrook (EN - Movie), Marc Thompson (EN, TV Series)One of the former directors of the Motor Club and Keiichi's sempai. Recognizable by his muscular body and thick lips. Is almost always never seen without his partner Otaki by his side.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Both him and Otaki are a tad eccentric.
- Gonk: The guy is freaky-looking, arguably more so after Art Evolution.
- The Glomp: How Tamiya welcomes all new members of the auto club. Most end up quitting immediately.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: with Otaki.
- In-Series Nickname: Is called "Den-chan" by Otaki.
- Mistaken for Gay: By Peorth.
- Theme Naming: Tamiya, Otaki and Hasegawa are all named for Japanese model-making companies.
Voiced by: Issei Futamata (JP); Sean PO Connell (EN - OVA), Daran Norris (EN - Movie), Scottie Ray (EN - TV Series)One of the former directors of the Motor Club and Keiichi's sempai. Is almost always never seen without his partner Tamiya by his side. Always wears a black biker jacker and spark plugs for earrings. Eventually, he starts dating Satoko Yamano, one of the campus' most attractive female students.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Both him and Tamiya are a tad eccentric.
- Cosplay: His hobby, also one of the things he shares with Satoko.
- '80s Hair
- Even Nerds Have Standards: Although he and his girlfriend are both cosplayers, he finds Mr. Yamano's interest in cosplay to be so intense as to be kind of creepy.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Tamiya (though unlike Tamiya, he gets a girlfriend).
- In-Series Nickname: Is called "Dai-chan" by Tamiya.
- Theme Naming: Tamiya, Otaki and Hasegawa are all named for Japanese model-making companies.
Voiced by: Ikue Otani (JP - OVA and TV series first season); Satomi Koorogi (JP - TV series second season), Zoe Martin (EN - TV Series), Stephanie Griffin (EN - OVA), Melissa Fahn (EN - Movie)Keiichi's kohai and current director of the N.I.T. Motor Club.
- A-Cup Angst: Much to her chagrin.
- Berserk Button: Don't ever, ever say that she looks like a high-schooler.
- Cool Car: Drives a tuned-up original Fiat 500.
- Informed Ability: Implied to be a Wrench Wench by virtue of her being in the Nekomi Motor Cycle Club as well as a few comments by the other club members, though we never actually see her working on anything.
- Lethal Chef: Her nickname was the "Chef Murderer," Belldandy eventually helps her get better.
- Actually, her case is an interesting subversion. In the TV series, she was actually a great cook, but suffered a Heroic BSOD whenever asked to cook for an audience, causing her skills to deteriorate. This tied into the plot of the episode, where she had performance-anxiety issues about a go-kart race for NIT's Auto Club. Again, Belldandy, being the kind of "person" she is, helped Sora get (heh) back on track.
- Theme Naming: Tamiya, Otaki and Hasegawa are all named for Japanese model-making companies.
Satoko YamanoThey start going out and she eventually gets her father's approval of Otaki.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She hasn't appeared or been mentioned in the manga in over a decade.
- Cosplay Otaku Girl: One of the things that she shares in common with Otaki.
- Apparently, she gets it from her dad, which unnerves Otaki to no end when he tries to get him to try different outfits.
- Shrinking Violet: Very much shy.
Kozueko IzumiA character exclusive of the book Ah! My Goddess!: First End by Yumi Tohma (as authorized by Kozuke Fujishima himself), Izumi is a student at Nekomi Tech who meets Keiichi on an event organized by the Motor Club. Izumi is the person that Keiichi would have met had he and Belldandy failed to meet.
- Downer Ending: Izumi and Keiichi's relationship comes to fruition at the cost of his relationship with Belldandy. Had Belldandy hung on, reality would have been shattered. In the end, the Goddesses memories are erased for their security and Belldandy only hangs on to the ring Keiichi gave her as a gift without any knowledge of where it came from.
- Replacement Goldfish and The Other Darrin: To Belldandy. When Belldandy realizes that clinging to Keiichi would result not only in his death but on the destruction of the universe itself, Keiichi's prospective relationship with Izumi as shown by Hild makes Belldandy abandon her relationship with Keiichi with full assurance that he would be happy even without her.
Angels and FamiliarsHeavenly and demonic entities that are bound to goddesses and demons respectively in order to enhance their powers and indicators of their state; the angels and familiars featured in the story are:
- Holy Bell: Belldandy's angel
- World Of Elegance: Urd's angel
- Noble Scarlet: Skuld's angel
- Gorgeous Rose: Peorth's angel
- Spear Mint and Cool Mint: Lind's twin one-winged angels.
- Die Wespe der Blauen Lanze (Blue Lance's Wasp): Welsper's familiar.
- Anti-Gravity Clothing: Their garbs consist of nothing but floating strips of fabric (in Gorgeous Rose's case; thorny vines) which conveniently cover all interesting bits.
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Indirectly: whenever goddesses are sick or receive damage, it's their angels who show the obvious physical changes that are being incurred.
- Beneath the Mask: Invoked. The angels are subject to the exact same emotions as their hosts; it's specially egregious in the case of Noble Scarlet, as all of her initial actions when she was diminutive reflected Skuld's desires and behaved accordingly. Whereas Skuld wanted to approach Sentaro, Noble Scarlet pushes her to do so and whereas Skuld orders her to go back into her egg form should she do something like that again, the little angel literally does so much to Skuld's anguish.
- Cute Bruiser: All angels, though Lind's twin angels and Noble Scarlet are of special mention.
- Guardian Angels: An angel is a goddess's closest companion, and is the mirror reflecting a goddess's true nature and innermost soul.
- Heroic BSOD: According to Keiichi (who is as a matter of fact the only human to have hosted an angel), the sense of loss that goddesses feel when their angels are removed from them is effectively crippling; in perspective, during the battle against the Angel Eater, Lind lost both Spear Mint and Cool Mint.
- Literal-Minded: In the case of young angels and familiars such as Noble Scarlet and Die Wespe der Blauen Lanze, which causes considerable problems for their hosts.
- Not So Different: Angels and familiars can both be bound to goddesses and perform similar functions to their respective hosts. Demons don't usually employ familiars because they consider them a vulnerability.
- Plucky Girls: In droves.
- The Power of Friendship: Angels are introduced to goddesses at an early age as permanent companions and enhancers of their powers.
- The Symbiote: Goddesses and angels are effectively dependent of one another once they are bound. This is a vulnerability that is exploited at least twice in the manga by demons.
- Rule of Cute: All angels (and even the familiar) share the same perkiness and enthusiasm. Not to mention, they're all very affectionate huggers.
- Two Beings, One Body: In most cases; in the case of Lind, it's three beings in one body.
- The Voiceless: To mortals. The angels can speak not only to their goddess hosts but also to one another. Inexperienced angels and goddesses have to communicate via gestures, though time makes the communication between the parts implicit, as they are one mind and one soul.
BanpeiBanpei is a robot built by Skuld that resides in the Tarikihongan Temple. His original job was to guard the temple from the demon Mara. Programmed to be extremely territorial, Banpei develops a personality in which he gradually becomes more attached to the inhabitants of the temple that grows into an automatic, independent intelligence.
- Accidental Pervert: The main reason why Sigel doesn't want him close to her is that she finds his devotion to her creepy. It doesn't help that whenever she starts to mellow down, something happens that makes Banpei look like a pervert in Sigel's eyes.
- Crazy-Prepared: Banpei arms himself with every possible weapon and upgrade available as soon as he hears Sigel in distress.
- Cute Machines
- Just a Machine: Personality-wise, Skuld argues that there is nothing in Banpei's programming that would have led him to fall in love with the automaton who would later be named Sigel. Belldandy proves her wrong.
- Pygmalion Plot: With Sigel. When he begins longing for a more equal partner, he asks Skuld to give Sigel sentience; though Skuld makes it happen, it doesn't work very for him which leads to a...
- Pygmalion Snapback: Sigel isn't very happy at Banpei's single-sided affections.
- Ridiculously Human Robots: Banpei is very feisty and emotional, even though he doesn't have facial expression.
- Robot Buddy: Due to Skuld's tinkering, Banpei can have an infinite array of upgrades and functions.
- Surveillance Drone: His original work aside from guarding the temple.
- Talking with Signs / The Voiceless: Invoked, but not with signs proper. Banpei can only communicate with gestures and doesn't have the capacity of speech, so he carries an erasable marker everywhere that he uses to draw facial expressions in his own face.
SigelAn automaton girl that Banpei finds while driving by the riverbank, becoming infatuated with her. Sigel is initally a "Greeting" robot that greets clients on a small locale, though Banpei eventually asks Skuld to give her sentience; however, Skuld forgets to program any friendship or kindness towards Banpei, which makes Sigel extremely wary and callous towards the robot (not that this prevents Banpei from trying).
- Clockwork Creature: Sigel is very human-like for an automaton.
- Damsel in Distress: Sigel often finds herself in this situation much to her annoyance, as it means that she has to rely in Banpei's rescue.
- Fembot / Robot Girl: To Banpei's man-bot.
- The Load: Due to the limited features installed in her by Skuld compared to Banpei, Sigel tends to see herself this way. In the end of the manga, she is left alone in the temple in a state of complete disrepair and she mentions this trope.
- Fauxshadowing: Sigel doesn't get repaired at the end of of the manga after Lind's unwitting magic tampering.
- Love Imbues Life: Subverted. This is what Banpei intended when Skuld gave sentience to Sigel, though it didn't turn the way he wanted; as such, Sigel does feel this way towards her main benefactor, Skuld.
- Pygmalion Plot / Pygmalion Snapback: With Banpei until she was given sentience by Skuld.
- Ridiculously Human Robots: She just might as well be a little girl other than her Rocket Punch. This is the very reason why Dr. Morrow is interested in dissecting her to find out about her components and the nature of her bipedal locomotion (which is his main focus in robotics).
- Rocket Punch: Sigel's signature offensive move; it's her signature move because it's her only move. Predictably, she continuously complains to Skuld about her apparent lack of battle features.
- Rollerblade Good: Sigel's preferred method of locomotion. She has motorized rollers installed on her heels.
- Self-Destruct Mechanism: Subverted. Sigel threatens to self-destruct when Skuld tries to force her to like Banpei; though Skuld argues that it's an empty threat since she didn't install a sequence like that in Sigel, she eventually relents because Sigel is deadpan serious about not being forced.
- Stubborn Mule: Belldandy calls her out on her disdain towards Banpei, telling her there's no reason for her to hate someone that is utterly devoted to her.
- Torpedo Tits: Subverted, though lampshaded; Sigel really expected to have these on her chest and Skuld promptly tells her that she didn't even remotely think of the possibility of installing those in Sigel. Instead, she has recharging plugs on her chest.
- Tsundere: Harsh as sandpaper towards Banpei when she's given sentience, though she slowly mellows out.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Due to Lind's witless magic, Sigel is left alone in the temple deformed by the wonky spells. This is never addressed again.