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Characters: Beelzebub Main Characters
The four main cast members of Beelzebub
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"Everyone bow before me!"
Protagonist of the series, a young delinquent
and first year at Ishiyama High, the delinquent school. At the start of the series he already holds quite a reputation, being known as "Rampaging Ogre
" or the "Strongest Juvenile Delinquent". The story starts as he is telling his best friend Furuichi of how he first found Baby Beel. One day whilst fishing (actually, taking revenge on some gangsters who tried to kill him in his sleep), he sees a dead man floating down the river, pulls him to shore and the man splits in half revealing a baby boy. This boy is the son of the demon king and Oga soon finds he has been chosen as the one to raise it, along with the baby's maid Hilda. The story follows his life as Baby Beel's father, and the events at Ishiyama as he battles for the title of the strongest.
Oga was picked to become Beelzebub's father because he possessed the qualities of the ideal parent for the future Devil King: strength
, and a think-nothing-of-fellow-man
outlook. Despite this, Oga isn't completely evil: he only really bullies those stupid enough to attack him in the first place and is willing to stick his neck for his True Companions
without a second thought. He also takes time to teach Baby Beel what it means to be a "real man" (when he's not trying to get rid of him that is). He easily gives in to flattery and is an avid Dragon Quest
Kaiser de Emperana Beelzebub IV
Son of the ruler of Hell, he was sent to Earth to destroy humanity in place of his Otaku
father who's too busy to do it personally. But before he can do that he needs to grow up and master his powers, and for that a human contractor who will take the role of parent is needed.
He quickly becomes very attached to Oga, and can always be seen clinging onto Oga's back or sitting on Oga's head. When he becomes agitated or sees blood, he'll often throw a tantrum and will spontaneously electrocute anyone within his vicinity. Without Oga, he is physically weaker than even the average human child, but contact with Oga allows him to unleash his demonic powers.
He understands speech but can't speak himself yet, instead making typical baby noises (often accompanied by subtitles, for instance when conversing with another baby and a household deity) and is always naked with a pacifier in his mouth. He, like Oga, is shown to get angry easily and often copies Oga's movements and mirrors his reactions. He provides most of the story's comic relief.
- Anti Anti Christ: Doesn't seem very concerned about destroying all of humanity. Instead he's quite happy to follow Oga around and get into petty fights, or just act like a regular infant.
- In Chapter 107, Oda declares that as his father, he will make Beel this.
- Ass Kicks You: In chapter 228, when Oga and Beel think Furuichi is acting like a pussy (read: acting rational), Beel somersaults off of Oga's shoulder and gives Furuichi a faceful of his ass.
- Attack Of The 50 Foot Baby: During the Demon World arc, he grows to gigantic proportions and fights the guardian of Vlad's Haunt, who is roughly the size of a mountain.
- Big Damn Heroes: In Chapter 216, the device that was used by Himekawa the previous chapter to seal Beel's power from Oga is shown to not have taken Beel anywhere but rather, it prevents Oga from interacting with him. Beel, realizing this, takes off running, briefly powers up Aoi to help her win her fight, and then teams up with Kanzaki to have him destroy the machine that put Oga on the ropes in the first place. The days when Beel would be helpless without Oga there to give him confidence are long gone.
- Character Title: Though not his full name, thankfully.
- Curtains Match the Window: Green hair, green eyes.
- Cute Little Fangs: Super Milk Time is accelerating his growth, meaning he is teething earlier than expected.
- Early-Installment Weirdness: Episodes 20 and below lacked his fear of insects. Oga even tried to use a grasshopper to play with him.
- First Kiss: With Hilda, which brings her memories back.
- Goo Goo Godlike: One of the most powerful demons in the series...despite being a baby. Presumably, En, their father, and other members of the family are as strong or stronger.
- Harmless Electrocution: Mostly. The "outside of a certain radius, the electric shocks become lethal" aspect of them has seen the radius steadily extended over the series.
- Head Pet: He spends most of his time on Oga's head or back.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Baby Beel zigzags all over this trope. Sometimes he can tell good people from bad people, sometimes it's completely random.
- Like Father, Like Son: One of the reasons no one questions that he's Oga's son is because they're just so alike.
- Revisited when Beel gets involved in a Love Triangle between Kanzaki's niece Futaba and Izou's littler sister Chiyo (who happen to be blonde and dark-haired respectively).
- Moses in the Bullrushes: Subverted, as his father willingly gave him up, and he was not completely abandoned as he still had Hilda and Arandron.
- Naked Babies Are Funny: He refuses to wear clothing. Normally not really a problem, except when he switches bodies with Oga.
- No Mouth: His mouth is almost always covered with his pacifier.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: No one ever refers to him by his Overly Long Name. We find out in chapter 80 that at least Oga and Furuichi just don't remember it. Much to Baby Beel's distress.
- Shock and Awe: Has the power to electrocute people when he's angry or upset, a power which by extension belongs to Oga as well.
- Spoiled Brat: Maybe, if he knows that his crying hurts Oga.
- The Symbiote: Needs to feed off Oga's strength in order to use his powers properly.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green, matching his father, the demon king.
"Together we shall raise a brilliant Demon King."
Preferring to be known by her nickname, Hilda is the busty, blonde-haired demon maid who helps Oga take care of Beelzebub. She was personally chosen for the position by her master the Demon King and treats this as a great honor. She always dresses in a gothic lolita style and carries a parasol. She's first introduced trying to take Baby Beel back from Oga but failed since at that point he had already became attached. After that she decides to move in with Oga and act as Baby Beel's mother.
Hilda is not to be trifled with as she's every bit as strong, brutal and short-tempered as Oga. She also posses a sharp mind and often works behind the scenes to aid Oga and Beelzebub in their escapades. At first she was skeptical about Oga's ability to be Baby Beel's father, believing he lacks many essential qualities, but after learning more about him and seeing the extent of the trust between the two of them she changes her opinion of him and they start getting along better.
After Ishiyama's group got challenged by the Six Knights she transferred to Oga's class in order to help them on their way to victory.
She seems to care for Lamia, who in turn idolises Hilda for her strength and beauty, and affectionately refers to her as Nee-sama (older sister).
- Almighty Janitor: Despite her excellent combat performance which surpasses that of actual high-ranking demon soldiers, she's just a nurse, surrogate mother, and bodyguard.
- Aloof Big Sister: To Yolda.
- Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other:
- After spending all her time fighting with Yolda, Hilda performs a Heroic Sacrifice to save her sister's life without hesitating.
- After Hilda lost and then regained her memories, each subsequent arc has several scenes that show how, despite their near-constant bickering, she and Oga deeply care for and trust one another.
- Badass: For most of the series she was a good deal stronger than Oga, and even though he's probably stronger than she is by the America Arc, she's still easily the strongest female character we've seen, and it's implied she has yet to fight at full strength.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Oga in the manga. Though it took a long time to show up.
- Boobs of Steel: Maybe her breasts are the source of her power?
- Braids of Action/Odango: She wears her hair in a braided bun.
- Combat Stilettos: Fighting in high heels and dressing in goth loli style can't be easy.
- The Comically Serious: Hilda is perpetually serious and Beelzebub is half gag manga. Do the math.
- Cool Big Sis: To Lamia.
- Crucified Hero Shot: In the Akuma Academy arc, in which she it tied up on a crucifix as Salamander's flames slowly burn her memories away.
- Cunning Linguist: She states that she knows a plethora of languages, like Japanese and English.
- Dark Action Girl: Hilda's overwhelming strength and vast magical power makes her a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield. Even Saotome was impressed that an uncontracted nursemaid could be so powerful in the human world.
- Deadpan Snarker: She has a tendency to sarcastically comment on Oga's character or insult Furuichi.
- Defiant Captive: Behemoth's 34 Pillar Division captured her, but they didn't have an easy time of it. Despite having been locked in a cell for a few days, being heavily outnumbered, and not having her sword, she still had it in her to take down five pillar generals before she was subdued.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: It's a very, very, very slow process given all the other weird stuff going on, but she's been warming up to Oga slightly. Later developments involving amnesia seem to be speeding up this process somewhat. She even calls Oga by his first name. Chapter 225 marks the first time she uses the gushy and affectionate behaviour— typically reserved for Beel— on Oga, when she excitedly tells him that the American Outback looks a lot like the Demon World. It really shows how far she's come.
- Distressed Damsel: Exploited early on. She gets caught by some low level delinquents with the excuse being that they drugged her, but then it turns out she just wanted to lure Oga into getting into a fight. She was fine the whole time. Played much more straight when she is kidnapped by Behemoth and Jabberwock; despite being badass about it and not going down without a fight, she's eventually overwhelmed and has her memory wiped.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: How she dresses, though not necessarily how she acts.
- Femme Fatale: She uses her looks to her advantage when convincing Oga's family to let her live with them. Specifically, by convincing them Oga had gotten her pregnant, his family insists he do everything in his power to keep her, since he'll never find another girl as beautiful as her.
- Gag Boobs: Bound to happen once in a while, especially if it involves A) Aoi, who is very flat in comparison, or B) Furuichi and his fantasies about Hilda. Yuka even calls her "cow tits."
- Hate at First Sight: Subverted with Aoi Kunieda. They didn't hate each other during their first meeting, but they did develop a rival relationship. However, when Hilda got amnesia, she became a kind, innocent, sweet and naive girl with an obvious crush on Oga. New Hilda hated Aoi (and Furuichi) at first sight.
- Hidden Depths: Who would have guessed that she is such a Soap Opera fan?
- Identity Amnesia: After her rescue from the 34 Pillar Division, she forgot everything, even her name. After some 'help' from Oga's family, she starts thinking she's actually his wife... and behaves appropriately, even gaining Tareme eyes in the process! Squee?
- I Have Your Wife: She, along with Furuichi, is kidnapped early on by Himekawa in order to lure Oga into a trap, though it was just her tricking her captors into believing they had her at their mercy because she wanted the exact same thing as them. Much later, the 34 Pillar Division pulls the same thing, and though she puts up a good fight, she ends up completely at their mercy.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Courtesy of Hecadoth, though she got better.
- Mama Bear: She takes her job as mother very seriously.
- Doting Parent: The only times you'll see her emote something other than anger (besides the times when she has amnesia) are the times she's cooing over Beel.
- Magical Eye: Her left eye, which is much lighter than her right and gives her borderline super sight.
- Meido/Ninja Maid: As a demon wet nurse, she combines the traits of a maid, a bodyguard, and a mother.
- Memento MacGuffin: It turns out that the necklace she wears at all times was a gift from baby Beel's mother.
- New Transfer Student: In the Saint Ishiyama arc.
- Not Herself: After getting amnesia, Hilda's personality apparently defaults to how she would be if she hadn't been raised and trained to be the perfect nurse for Beel. This makes her into an extremely happy, affectionate person that is obviously attracted to Oga, but the personality flip creeps people out, especially him. He throws away the second cure offered to him since she's happier like this, but the original cure method occurs anyway.
- Not Love Interest: She's believed by many to be the Beel's mother and Oga's wife, but in actuality, she tended to be more disgusted by him than anything, and even on her good days, she was tolerant of him at best. However, after Hilda got amnesia, we get a look at what she would be like without all her training, and this side of Hilda, at least, is clearly in love with Oga. This trope seems to have fallen away completely by the time the Return to Ishiyama Arc roles around, as even normal Hilda is now a pretty clear love interest, and she and Oga have buckets of Ship Tease.
- Not so Above It All: In Chapter 228, she agreed to and was quite enthusiastic about cosplaying as a ninja with Oga (He was dressed as some sort of samurai), even going so far as to call herself the "Sexy Ninja". A subtle one occurs during the Okinawa arc, where you can see her singing along with the other girls when the class tried to "persuade" the principal.
- Not So Stoic:
- While trying to entertain Baby Beel, Hilda instead becomes gushy and affectionate.
- She also becomes angry to the point of actually lashing out when it's implied that Iris, Beel's birth mother, may be a traitor.
- OOC Is Serious Business: When Hilda acts nice, polite and demure thanks to her amnesia, she freaks people out. Oga in particularly is visibly disturbed.
- Parasol of Pain: She keeps her sword hidden in the handle.
- Parental Substitute: She and Oga actually raise Beel, and it becomes increasingly obvious that beel has come to see the two of them as his real parents.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Which covers her Magical Eye.
- Perpetual Frowner: Hilda essentially never smiles. Oga is extremely weirded out when she briefly doesn't act this way due to amnesia.
- Pretty Freeloaders: To the point where she's considered a part of the family by everyone except Oga. To be fair, she does help out around the house.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Aoi and Oga's red.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: With Aoi. Even when she loses her memories, she instinctively recognizes Aoi as a rival.
- The Spartan Way: Her methods of teaching Oga and the other delinquents how to play volleyball.
- Split Personality: Chapter 177 reveals that after Hilda's previous Identity Amnesia issues the personality that couldn't remember her being a demon remained dormant, and returned when she accidentally kissed Baby Beel in the previous chapter.
- The Stoic: Hilda's normal behavior is that of an emotionless maidservant/bodyguard.
- Strong Family Resemblance: With her sister Yolda.
- Sugar and Ice Personality: Due to her upbringing, she tends to be very cold and businesslike. She has a softer side, but it very rarely shows.
- Super Senses: Her left eye is revealed to be much more visually sensitive than her right, allowing her to read opponent's moves with ease. She usually keeps it covered though, as the different sight levels of the two makes her nauseous.
- True Love's Kiss: Invoked. It's said that the only way to cure her amnesia is to have her kiss her 'prince.' Oga is horrified. However, a second method is discovered and then thrown away, but then it turns out Beel is considered to be her prince.
- Tsurime Eyes: Her eyes are rather flat, narrow, and sharp at the edges.
- Villain Protagonist
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: She kicks Oga out of his own house once she thinks he's neglecting his duties.
- Younger than They Look: She's actually sixteen, the same age as Oga.
"I've never seen such an idiot!"
Oga's one and only friend, and the first person who knows the truth about Beelzebub. He is also just about the only student who is not a delinquent in the main cast. Despite his lack of fighting ability, he's quite clever and cunning. Expresses a desire to escape the strange events he's become embroiled in, but always gets dragged back into it one way or another. Likes to think of himself as a ladies' man and will never pass up an opportunity to flirt with someone, though he always fails at it.
- Action Survivor: This kid has been to the demon world, and has got through all of the fights Oga has been in without really knowing how to fight at all.
- Arandron Knows Where You Are And Will Abduct You: He is not allowed to go on vacation or even sleep when Oga and the gang want him for something (usually nothing). They make Arandron go kidnap him.
- Badass: Sure, he still needs to use the tissues if he wants to be strong, but let's not forget that he took out three members of Takamiya's crew single-handedly, and when push comes to shove, he's no coward.
- Beat Still, My Heart: Lucifer tears out his heart.
- Blue with Shock: Ends up like this even more than Oga.
- Bromantic Foil: With Furuichi around to be a creep, it's easier to see why people like Aoi and Hilda would be interested in Oga.
- Butt Monkey/The Chew Toy: Nothing ever goes right for him and he's bullied almost constantly.
- Deconstructed in chapter 173 when it is revealed he's tired enough of this that he's even willing to use Power at a Price just so he could win for once... otherwise he'd rather be dead.
- He has been less of a Butt Monkey lately, what with his Dangerous Forbidden Technique episodes and being all around more competent.
- The others also agreed to dial back the insults, especially the "Creepichi" ones.
- In the epilogue, it's revealed that he's considered the ruler of the school during Oga's absence, while at the same time lampshading his Butt Monkey nature around his friends.
- Casanova Wannabe: No one can deny that he tries...
- Chivalrous Pervert
- Combat Commentator: Although sometimes it's just lies.
- Combat Pragmatist: As mentioned below the one fight he has fought and won on his own his method of attack involved nearly drowning a baby. It worked.
- Determinator: He may be weak at fighting, but he can sure as hell take his punishment. Oga respects this strength most about him.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He defeats Oga, Himekawa, Kanzaki, Miki, and Tojo, after accidentally making contracts with various Pillar Division members by stuffing demon tissue up his nose.
- Distressed Dude: When he was kidnapped by Himekawa along with Hilda. While he refused to back down despite the very real danger, his calm attitude towards his capture and his talk with Oga the following chapter suggests that this was not the first time this had happened to him.
- And it happens again when Takamiya's group kidnaps Furuichi to lure Oga out to fight them.
- The Drag-Along: To the point that Oga and Hilda will send out Arandron to kidnap him just to drag him along.
- Fun T-Shirt: Early on, he has a shirt with the words Fool 1 written on it. The Okinawa arc adds to the collection by giving him one with the word (and picture of a) Chicken.
- Genre Savvy: He seems to have a good grasp of the plotline and often points out tropes when or even before they happen.
- Guile Hero: Not that it's hard to be the smartest member of this cast, but he uses his intelligence to good effect more than once.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Oga. Emphasized in the epilogue where its said they ruled Ishiyama together, before Oga left to the demon world.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: By Lucifer in chapter 207. He gets his heart ripped out too.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Knight in Shining Armor: He wanted to be this to save Arandron's daughter, Angelica, but, well, not much came of that.
- Last Name Basis: He is on this with Oga and everyone calls him by his last name. His first name isn't revealed until about half way through the story, and only mentioned in passing.
- Lovable Coward: Unless there is a woman involved.
- Memetic Badass: General Furuichi is an in-universe example, as well as in the fandom. It backfired in universe where everyone just assumed that he was the mastermind behind the whole fight. Even Oga's mind seems to think he's pretty badass.
- Mistaken for Badass: Kazuya (as well as a few others) seem to think he's much cooler, stronger, smarter and good-looking than he really is. Furuichi doesn't deny this. It gets him in trouble (see above).
- Mistaken For Pedophile: Due to being caught in several Not What It Looks Like scenes with Lamia, around a quarter of the cast thinks he's a nasty pedophile, including his sister. Due to his Butt Monkey status, naturally this is all Played for Laughs.
- Mr. Exposition: Even his buff counterpart in Oga's mind acts as this.
- Not What It Looks Like: Because he is the Butt Monkey, he had to try and explain Arandron moving in with him and talking like he and Furuichi are lovers to his parents. Plus the episode when Lamia visits his house...
- Only Sane Man: He plays this a lot. Poor guy.
- Power at a Price: As revealed in chapter 172, the power he gains from those demonized tissues has side effects: hallucinations, insanity, blindness, and eventually, death.
- Pretty Freeloaders: Arandron is living with him. Subverted.
- Psychic Link: He gains one with Oga; like a lot of things in the series, it's played for laughs.
- Stepford Smiler: Chapter 173 reveals that Furuichi was getting really sick of all the humiliation he's put through, and was willing to risk his life just so he could get back at them and get a chance to be like the main characters. He gets better thanks to Oga, though.
- Straight Man: To everyone else, to the point where even the fragments of his soul act like this.
- They Killed Kenny Again: Played with. His apparent death is done quite straight until it is revealed he's just almost dead, then it's the reaction of others that gets played for laughs.
- Took a Level in Badass: In chapter 169, he accidentally makes contracts with various members of the Pillar Division by stuffing demon tissues up his nose. He then proceeds to defeat Oga, Kanzaki, Himekawa, Miki, Tojo, and of course, MK-5.
- Took a Level in Jerkass also, though whether this is a side-effect of the tissues or just a side effect of acutally having power for once.
- In Chapter 204, he uses the Demon Tissues again when trying to escape after being captured by Takamiya's minions.
- Trying to Catch Me Fighting Dirty: In the first fight he is shown to participate in alone that he won, his method of attack involved nearly drowning a baby. It worked.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Oga. They are constantly at each other's throats, but underneath all their bickering there is a solid friendship that has lasted many years.
- With Friends Like These...: This is his and Oga's relationship; most of the abuse comes from Oga, though Furuichi isn't above wanting to see Oga suffer either.
- Your Soul Is Mine: When Lucifer tears out his heart, she also yanks out his soul. Takamiya helpfully explains that the soulless body will survive until the sun rises—and then he cuts the soul into pieces and sends them off to his lackeys, turning Oga's fight with the Fallen Angels into a Timed Mission.