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Characters: Kubera

This is character sheet for the characters that appear in Kubera.

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Leez's Party

    Leez 

Kubera Leez/Leez Haias

The heroine of the story, the "Human with the God's Name" that the sura are searching for. She's a bit empty-headed, but good-natured and friendly. However, her overriding goal is to exact revenge on the sura who destroyed her village.
  • Alternate Identity Amnesia: Cannot remember anything from the times when her "friend" takes over her body.
  • Attack Reflector: The Golden Knight lets her reflect transcendental attacks back at their user, although it costs her vigor proportional to the power of the attack.
  • Auto-Revive: One of the powers she gets from the Golden Knight, though it drains all her vigor when it goes off.
  • Badass on Paper: She's incredibly strong, is in possession of two insanely powerful magical artifacts, and has even learned physical augmentation magic, but is still consistently overmatched by all the godlike beings in the story, and is also suppressing herself quite a lot emotionally.
  • Big Eater: Food is never far from Leez's mind. In fact, it's often the first thing she thinks of in new places: eating the local specialties (in copious amounts).
  • Big Sister Instinct: To Yuta, even though he is older and stronger than her but she doesn't know about that.
  • Book Dumb: Was never able to go to school because of her name.
  • Broken Bird: After the destruction of her village.
  • Butter Face: Although she's drawn much the same as everyone else, it's made clear by everyone's reactions that she's actually kinda ugly. Every once in a while she's drawn "realistically," and turns into a gonk. On the other hand, it's made clear that when she's a few years older...
  • The Chew Toy: A rather sad example. Everything she's known and loved has been destroyed, and her primary protector, Asha, doesn't show the least bit of respect for her. She knows at some level that Asha is not trustworthy, but she's so desperate to avoid being abandoned that she keeps playing the ditz act and suffers whatever criticism comes her way.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Like most Pure Blooded humans in this series.
  • Cute Bruiser: She packs a very surprising wallop, even though she's not the smallest girl you'll meet. Just ask the two gods she surprised when she hit out at them in passing, as it actually hurt.
  • Disappeared Dad/Missing Mom: We still don't know the full story behind it. She, however, thinks they're dead, even if she hoped beyond hope that her father might have been alive somewhere for ages.
  • Doesnt Know Her Own Strength: Played with. She doesn't know the full extent of what she can do, as she's still learning and has been kept very much in the dark. But, she knows she can cause havoc if she's not careful, so panics if she accidentally lets loose without thinking. This is often played for humour... but, not always. God Kubera notes that she could accidentally kill a human in one hit if she wasn't careful. Fortunately, she eventually gets a Power Limiter.
  • Doomed Hometown: This is what kicks her whole journey off. But, it might have been more like a fake town to begin with.
  • Fantastic Racism: She is okay with most sura, unless you're a Rakshasa, and especially a Garuda like the one that attacked her village.
  • Future Badass: If the various Insights of either "Mister", Agni or Taraka are anything to go by.
  • Generic Cuteness: Explicitly invoked. The author includes an out-of-character note from their Author Avatar that the usual cute-ish image we see of Leez is just the author self-indulgently making her lead character look more beautiful than she really is, and that she's actually somewhat ugly. ('Butterface' is the specific term used.)
  • Genki Girl: She's very cheerful, energetic, will share her fleeting impressions on most things to anybody in earshot, is quick to hug and is quite loud and appreciative. But: see below.
  • Grand Theft Me: by someone who "wishes her happiness, more than anyone else in the world."
  • Hidden Depths: Very much so. And, so hidden, she has no idea how deep they go. At the very least, it's obvious she's playing up the ditz act both to suppress her own inner suffering and out of an intense fear of abandonment, and she's aware of much more than she's letting on. Even to herself.
  • Idiot Hero: She's more ignorant than idiotic, having flashes of brilliance when she's allowed enough information to work with and time to think.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: The reason she does not (outwardly) question Asha's actions.
  • I Want My Mommy: As multiple gods' insights show.
  • Loser Protagonist: At first.
  • Masquerade: Her whole life is basically this. She goes by the name "Leez Haias", but her actual name is Kubera Leez, and she daren't tell anybody this. And, her early life may have been entirely a sham on a number of levels.
  • Meaningful Name: So meaningful, it's the driving force behind the whole plot. Kubera Leez, the "girl with a god's name."
  • Morality Pet: possibly to Asha.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: While it's true she's not the brightest bulb around, she's aware of much more than she lets on, but keeps quiet out of fear. She's even able to obfuscate herself.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: She aged a bit when under the Hoti Yama spell, and would have died had Asha not intervened in time.
  • Plucky Girl: Frequently jumps into battles she can't win.
  • Revenge: For her village.
  • She Is All Grown Up: The narrative makes it clear that the version we usually see is actually pretty ugly, even if Generic Cuteness covers it up; but when she gets a temporary Plot-Relevant Age-Up, it's made clear that in a few years she will be genuinely beautiful.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Her older self.
  • Stepford Smiler: Inside, she's hurting badly. Her whole Genki Girl outlook isn't a lie. But she is playing it up to both keep herself going and not alienate others.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Her adult form is said to look exactly like her father, if he was a woman.
  • Woman in Black: Her older self.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: The Hoti Yama spell revealed that she will die quite young (around her 20s).
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Blue-green in her case.

    Asha 

Asha Rahiro

A jaw-droppingly powerful mage, quite likely the most powerful one on the planet (though she's ranked 5th since she wasn't allowed to take the last part of the test). She found Leez shortly after her village was destroyed, and took her under her wing once she heard her name. She also wants revenge, presumably on the sura, for some unspecified reason.
  • The Ace: What everybody in Willarv sees her as. With cause. She even has fans.
    • Broken Ace: What she sees herself as... with more cause. She was broken before she reached Acehood. In fact, it caused her to work hard to gain it.
  • Almighty Janitor: Her magician ranking is quite high, but she is much more powerful than her rank would imply.
  • An Arm and a Leg: She's very strongly implied to be missing her right arm, but she wears big bulky clothing to hide it.
  • Badass: Very, very much so. She's supposed to be a really powerful Squishy Wizard. But, she's actually more like a Kung-Fu Wizard. She just hides the physical side of what she can do most of the time.
  • Bifauxnen: To the point that most people get pulled up short when they realise she's actually wearing a skirt. Which she actually does to point out that she's a she.
  • Can Not Spit It Out: Some of this is intentional, but she is also physically unable to speak about certain things.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: She can invoke Hoti Vishnu to revert people or objects to an earlier state, but every time she does so, it eats away at her own existence a little bit more.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her entire planet was destroyed.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Especially towards Ran.
  • Deal with the Devil: apparently with Vishnu, although she also seems to have some kind of history with Kubera.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Is the subject of a number of female crushes.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: To the consternation of Brilith and Ran.
  • Mysterious Backer: For Leez. So far, Asha has been firmly on Leez's side, but she can be very abusive and it's clear she still has her own agenda going that may or may not be in Leez's best interest. A good example comes when Leez needed to pass the transcendental test to draw the Sword of Re. Asha used magic to cut off her head. Though she knew Leez would immediately regenerate thanks to her god-level bracelet, the fact she showed no hesitation and then lied to Leez about it is more than a little creepy.
  • Mysterious Past: Her dealings with Rao, Visnu, and Kubera, and her experiences on Carte are still unclear.
  • Power at a Price: We don't know exactly what price she has paid for everything, but it's implied she's sacrificed a lot.
  • Rank Inflation: Despite getting the best scores in history on her magic exams, she wasn't allowed to take the last test (compatibility with a barrier stone) because she doesn't have a triple attribute, meaning it would be very dangerous. Normally, the highest rank for someone who can't take that exam is A+, with AA being the rank above it. Her examiner invented the A++ rank on the spot as a mark of her achievement. During the siege on Atera, she proves that she can use a barrier stone anyway (by changing the attribute of the barrier to match her attributes, something assumed to be impossible). The arc is named "AAA," implying that is the rank she deserves.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Brilith's red.
  • Revenge: Her ultimate goal.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Asha's connections are good enough to let her literally get away with murder. 29 times.
  • Take a Third Option: Pulls this frequently, like when she changes the attributes of the barrier in Atera.
  • The Stoic: When you see any emotion on her face, you know it's something big.
  • World's Strongest Man: She's ranked fifth most powerful mage in the world, but that's just because she wasn't allowed to take the last test. All four of her "superiors" are well aware she is much, much better than them. One of them is even the president of her fanclub.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Very light blue.

    Ran 

Ran Sairofe

A Quarter who joined the party to help navigate the Water Channel, he stuck around longer than expected. He's surprisingly strong, even able to match Asha in many ways, but consistently fails the university exit exams because he is hopeless with magic calculations. Luckily for him, he doesn't need calculations for magic.
  • Book Dumb: His ability to use magic without requiring calculations has caused him to neglect some of his studies, though some of this just comes from comparison to Asha's Charles Atlas Superpower levels of magical knowledge.
  • Fanboy: For Rao Leez.
  • Hidden Depths: Is currently ranked BB, but has the potential to be AA when he graduates.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Especially after Lutz left and Hana tried to kill him during the Cataclysm.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: He consistently knows less of what's really going on than the rest of the main cast (except, possibly, Leez), though it's getting a bit better; initially he knew next to nothing about Asha (not even her gender), thought Yuta was human, and thought Leez was an ordinary girl. Even now, while both Leez and Yuta seem to have at least a general understanding that something bigger is going on, he's completely ignorant.
  • Love at First Sight: He fell for Rana when she was ten.
  • Mayfly-December Romance: What he is afraid will happen between him an Rana. She's pure human, but he's a Quarter, so he ages at half normal rate. His own mother gave him a rather heartless lesson on the subject, since she was already going through the same thing with his father.
  • Older than They Look: Because he's a Quarter, he looks 18 despite being 38.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Really afraid of Halfs, thanks to his childhood's trauma when his mother was driven insane by her sura blood and tried to kill him.

    Yuta 

Yuta/ Jatayu

A Half-Garuda-Half-Chaos Rakshasa.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He is a perfectly nice and gentle young boy...until he gets hungry and/or angry. He's fond of torturing and killing his prey slowly (usually by eating them alive and forcing the others to watch) and taunting his enemies about it.
  • Berserk Button: Sagara, you should've known not to hurt Leez.
  • Big Eater: He has to eat living Sura constantly to live, many of whom are bigger than he is. Because of this, he's able to swallow several times his own weight in food in a single instant.
  • Cute Mute: To humans.
  • Friend or Idol Decision: Yuta realizes he will have to choose between his brother and Leez when he finds out that the latter wants to kill the former for destroying her village. He chooses Leez... at least for now, although he still hasn't told her the Sura she's hunting is his brother.
  • He Is All Grown Up: Once he reached his 3rd stage. Cue the fangirls screaming!
  • Horror Hunger: For pretty much anything that moves.
  • Loophole Abuse: He made a promise with Shuri that he would never eat humans. When he saw what the Half-hunters did, he decided that he would just chew them up and spit them out.
  • Male Gaze: To Leez when he saw her only in her underwears. Though unusual for this trope, we're not really sure it was because he has feeling for her or because he wanted to eat her.
  • Missing Mom: His mother Kali left him under the care of his fake mother, Taraka.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family/Scary Teeth: His teeth look like shark's, and right behind his normal set is another set. Up to Eleven with his 3rd sura form that the inside of his mouth seems like they're completely made out of teeth!
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: As standard for sura. To his intense annoyance, he's been stuck in 2nd stage for a couple hundred years. He finally advanced into 3rd stage to prevent Maruna from killing Leez.
  • Power Limiter: Part of the reason he's so powerful is because his eyes nullify any magic or transcendentals in his range of vision; even in his second stage, he says he would have no trouble defeating a fourth-stage Raksaka if they were transcendental-focused.
  • Really 700 Years Old: As a Sura, he doesn't age the way humans do, and has lived for hundreds of years, although his emotional age reflects his physical age.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: His alias is "Yuta", which is taken from the name given to him by his Garuda family ( Jatayu). Considering that the person who gave him the alias (Leez) had no way of knowing his real name, he was pretty surprised.
  • Yandere: He shows more than a few hints of this after his Plot-Relevant Age-Up.

Human Realm

Leez's Village

    Ana 

Ana Haias

Leez's mother; almost nothing is known about her, though there are some hints that she may be more important than she seemed at first.
  • Action Girl: According to her friends.
  • Retired Badass: She fought in the war that ended with the Cataclysm, and was known for having many Half friends.

    Rao 

Rao Leez

Leez's father, a legendary warrior who (according to Leez in one of the Insights of her future) gave her the name that kickstarted the plot.
  • The Ace: One of the most famous fighters of his generation.
  • Challenge Seeker: According to Ran.
  • Disappeared Dad: Not by his own choice; he was trapped away from his family when the cataclysm occurred, and never made it home.
  • Posthumous Character: At least as far as anyone knows, although they Never Found the Body, and there is at least one report of him after his supposed death. Unfortunately that report is supposedly his actual death.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: The only time he was ever reported to be seen crying was shortly before his disappearance. He wanted to be able to hold his child at least once.

Atera

    Brilith 

Brilith Ruin

The current Priestess of Fire, who summoned the fire god Agni when she was a child.
  • Always Second Best: To her mother.
  • Barrier Maiden: Not really. Other people thought she was the one who responsible for the barrier, but it was Agni who actually did the job for her while she maintained his existence in the human realm.
  • Blood from the Mouth: During both attacks on Atera.

    Jibril 

Jibril Ajes

The previous Priestess of Fire and Brilith's mother.
  • Stepford Smiler: Her daughter draws inspiration from the way she used to smile at the crowds.

    Babo Kim 

Agni/Babo Kim

See God Realm for more information.

    Airi 

Airi Yui

A high-ranking member of the Atera mage class, who is also a shameless fangirl for Asha.
  • The Trickster: Lures Cloche away from the city during the attack on Atera.

Kalibloom

    Teo 

Teo Rakan

The current Priestess of Chaos, and in fact the only Chaos candidate in the city, as well as the head of the Kalibloom fighter's guild.
  • Badass: She gained an A+ magician's license (the second-highest one possible, excluding Asha's unique A++ rank) despite being totally unable to use magic — using nothing but brute strength and skill with a sword.
  • Happily Adopted: She is the mother of Elwin Rakan.
  • Only Mostly Dead: Due to her body being preserved when Gandharva froze it in ice made from his body, it was possible for Asha to resurrect her using Hoti Visnu.
  • Loophole Abuse: She gained an A+ magician's license, despite being unable to use magic, because there ain't no rule that says you have to use magic on the tests — she overcame the tests that are meant to be solved with magic using brute strength.

    Elwin 

Elwin Rakan

Teo's adoptive daughter, and one of the few Halfs capable of hearing sura speech.
  • Older than They Look: She's not as old as her adoptive mother, but she still looks far younger than her twenty-seven years.

Rindhallow

    Claude 

Claude Yui

The current Priest of Death and Airi's older brother
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He acts like a goofy layabout, but he actually has a much better idea of what's really going on than almost anyone else, and most of his actions have a deeper purpose behind them. For example, his 'lazing about' in Kalibloom was (according to him) actually because he was frantically trying to get Yuta to stay on humanity's side.
  • Smug Snake: He has a tendency to enact callous plans...that fall apart when somebody pushes on them too hard.

Others

    Kasak 

Kasak

The only dragon Half on the planet, and strong enough to fight multiple higher-level sura on his own. Famous across the world.
  • Badass: As a 132 years-old dragon Half, he has the power of a 5th stage Rakshasa.
  • Overprotective Dad: He doesn't like it when someone else calls her 'Princess'.
  • Papa Wolf/Parental Neglect: He jumps between the two as the result of his dragon side. When he wears the earrings, he is a caring, cheerful dad. But when he takes them off, he becomes cold-blooded and extremely neglectful of his daughter. That said, there are signs that he does care for her even in that state.

    Saha On 

Saha On

The top-ranked magician on Willarv, as well as the Priest of Light and president of the Eloth Magic Guild. He demanded Asha's death constantly throughout her trial for 29 cases of homicide by magical accident, and argued fiercely (but unsuccessfully) for the passage of a Stolen Goods Law, which would have forced people to return stolen magical artifacts.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: He looks so feminine that his fiancee pushed him to enter a beauty contest, which he won with no makeup while in his street clothes.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The first time he officially appears, he receives a report of Sura attacking a town several hundred miles away... which detects and blasts into oblivion without leaving his seat at the Mage's guild.
    • His second chapter has him breaking into tears at the realization that one of the other magicians is complicit in Asha's murders, establishing both his sense of justice and his sensitive nature.
  • Light 'em Up: As the Priest of Light, he naturally has a triple Light attribute.
  • World's Strongest Man: Officially, he is the most powerful magician on Willarv, although Asha may actually be more powerful.

Sura Realm

    Sura and Sura Clans 

The enemies of the gods and by extension humankind. They are ageless monsters that develop in stages and possess many powerful and dangerous abilities.
  • Alien Blood: Some sura have normal red blood, but others bleed purple or black (like the Taraka clan).
  • Animalistic Abomination: The lesser sura may actually fit this trope better by virtue of looking rather similar to various members of the animal kingdoms (and dragons). The exception to the rule appears to be the Taraka clan, which definitely is on the more eldritch side of things aesthetics-wise.
  • Anti-Magic/Power Nullifier: The Taraka can seal off all mortal magic and the vast majority of sura magic with their open eyes.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking/Asskicking Equals Authority: How the sura run their clans. If a King dies, the strongest sura (a Nastika) will succeed him/her. Subverted with, Sagara since she's not the strongest Nastika, but she has backup from one, so no one else dare to go against her.
  • The Dreaded: The Taraka clan. Their ability to cancel magic and their habit of eating all other sura made the other clans terrified of them.
  • Eldritch Abomination: The Kings in particular. They are immortal and powerful beings who have existed since the start of this universe that can kill even Gods. Gandharva, even at his smallest size, is as big as a mountain.
  • Gender Bender:
    • The Nastikas can change their gender at will (the male form usually stronger than female). And a Rakshsa's gender is determined by the time each parent (if they are both Nastika) has spent as each gender, which means there are more males than females.
    • The Vritra's clan Nastika used to have both males and females, but after the deal with Visnu, they all changed to male and lost their gender bender ability.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Even in human form, every sura has a few non-human traits. Some have fur on their arms and legs, others have fangs or Unusual Ears like bird wings, fish fins, animals ears, and so on.
  • Oedipus Complex/Daddy's Girl: The relationship of a sura with his/her father. A male sura will usually compete with his father for his mother's affection, and the father can even kill the son for that. In contrast, a female Sura is usually loved and spoiled by her father, even more if she resembles her mother.
  • Power at a Price/Equivalent Exchange: At the beginning of the universe, the Vritra made a deal with Vishnu. Because the dragons had such powerful breath weapons, they couldn't have children and would die if they tried. Vishnu fixed this for them, but at a price: All the dragons had to become male permanently, and any Half that lives past a hundred years would have the power of a 5th stage Rakshasa. The catch here is that along with losing their gender-bender ability, the dragons also lost their emotions and thus no longer had much interest in expanding their dominance, preferring to sleep in their nests. Even worse is that the mothers of Halfs would have to loose eightyyears of their life to give birth, which deceases the dragons' desire to have children even more.
  • The Stoic: The Vritra had their emotions muted as part of the deal to perpetuate their clan. They can still feel some emotions, especially the strongest ones from before the change.

Ananta Clan

    Ananta 

Ananta

First King of Ananta clan. Was said to be the strongest Nastika.
  • Posthumous Character: He was killed by God Kubera, which seems to have indirectly kickstarted the plot.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Basically everyone agrees that he was the best Nastika, not just in terms of strength but leadership and character. When Taksaka was rampaging through his clan, Ananta (who was strong enough to defeat even Taksaka) instead figured out a way to calm him down without killing him, since the Dragon clan couldn't reproduce and he didn't want to reduce their numbers any further.
  • World's Strongest Man: Even long after his death, the current strongest man in the world, Vritra, is still only known as the "strongest being in a world without Ananta."

    Manasvin 

Manasvin

Second King and Sagara's former lover .

    Sagara 

Sagara

Third King of the clan.
  • Alpha Bitch: She is power-hungry, vain, ruthless and cruel. This is actually why Manasvin loved her; unlike other people, she was actually honest with herself, rather than hiding under claims of good intentions.
  • Foil: To Brilith, who was likewise thrust into a leadership role far beyond her abilities, but who, unlike her, has managed to become a beloved leader thanks to Agni. Needless to say, this infuriates Sagara.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: She's generally spiteful, jealous, and willing to cause large amounts of suffering to those around her to attain her goals... though as she points out, she's Not So Different from Gandharva.
  • Hero Killer: A surprisingly unlucky example given that she successfully killed Brilith and Teo only for them to be brought back to life in each separate case.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: When she says that she's Not So Different from Gandharva, she has a point; both of them are terrible leaders who are sacrificing the interests of their entire clan for incredibly selfish reasons.
    • Also, she condemns Agni for killing the God of Death purely to bring a mortal he loved back to life. While the story is romantic and all, when you think about it, she has a point; it was a pretty selfish thing to do.
  • Really Gets Around: Apparently, she had a lot of lovers and enough children that she can't remember all of them.
  • Smug Snake: She's really not as clever as she thinks she is, and most of the rest of the Ananta Nastika consider her a disaster of a King.
  • Vain Sorceress: She loved her appearance so much that she actually spared a human because he called her beautiful, and preferred to stay in her female form even though it was weaker than the male.

    Vasuki 

Vasuki

A former lover of Sagara's, and the expected next in line when the previous King died.
  • Gender Bender: Changed into female form to avoid being the king as fem!Vasuki is weaker than male!Manasvin.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: He chose to be female so Sagara could continue to be with Manasvin while having the power she wanted. Once Manasvin died, he backed her up so she could become king of the clan.
  • Morality Pet: Deliberately took on this role for Taksaka in the backstory — although he was more like The Lancer than a traditional morality pet, he was the only one who could keep Taksaka's anger in check.

    Riagara 

Riagara

Sagara's greatest supporter, not to mention one of the most powerful Ananta Raksaka.

Asura Clan

    Hura 

Hura

An Asura on loan to the Ananta Clan to cement their alliance. His (or her; he has no actual gender) traitorous nature and self-resurrection ability mean the others let him get killed far more than he would like.
  • An Adventurer Is You: He's the Tank, of course; unusual for a tank, his human form is slender and unassuming, and his Sura form is far smaller than most, but he makes up for it with regeneration that makes him almost impossible to kill and transcendentals to redirect magical attacks to himself.
  • Ambiguous Gender: His appearance is entirely androgynous, which makes sense when you find out that he actually has No Biological Sex.
  • Auto-Revive: He comes back to life automatically when killed — up to twelve times a day.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Invoked; his two main powers are the ability to regenerate from almost anything (including, up to twelve time a day, death) and the ability to redirect attacks to himself. Needless to say, he gets blown up a lot while tanking for everyone else, and is frequently shown dying instantly (sometimes multiple times) to underline how powerful a particular attack is.
  • Healing Factor: In addition to his ridiculous regeneration, Hura's unique transcendental allows him to come back from the dead up to twelve times in rapid succession, making him almost impossible to kill.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: He has four arms, although he normally keeps two of them concealed under his cloak.
  • No Biological Sex: Although others use male pronouns for him, he (like half of the members of the Asura clan) is physically sexless; it's unclear whether he identifies as male or whether members of other clans refer to him as that purely for convenience.
  • Troll: Hura delights in needling the people around him; this actually suits his abilities well, in that he's mostly ineffectual offensively but is incredibly good at trolling opponents into wasting their time attacking his nearly-invulnerable regenerating body.

Gandharva Clan

    Gandharva 

Gandharva

First and current king of the clan.
  • Anti-Villain: He just wants to find his daughter.
  • Love Makes You Evil and crazy: Just see what he can do for Menaka, Shakuntala or Teo.
  • Love Redeems: Before meeting his wife, he was cruel and even feared by other Nastika due his behaviour.
  • Moral Myopia: He just wants to find his daughter. Never mind the body count.
  • Noble Demon: He will pay his debt and keep his promises (as far as the situation allows).

    Menaka 

Menaka

Shakuntala's mother and Gandharva's wife. She was killed long before the story began.

    Shakuntala 

Shakuntala

Gandharva's daughter, known for looking and acting much like her mother. Most sura assume she is dead; Gandharva has practically sold himself into slavery on the slim chance that she's not.
  • Ill Girl: She spent an abnormally short amount of time in each growth stage, which made her very weak. The poisonous air in the sura realm (and lack of an ocean) certainly didn't help.
  • Morality Pet: Takes on this role for Gandharva after Menaka's death.

Garuda Clan

    Garuda 

Garuda

First king of the clan. Father of Maruna and Yuta.
  • Parental Neglect: He ignored Yuta, and Maruna doesn't seem to miss him that much.

    Maruna 

Maruna

The first son of the Garuda king. His father sent him to the Gandharva clan to be raised by by their king, as they were friends.
  • Aloof Big Brother: To Yuta.
  • Fantastic Racism: He looks down on humans, but will treat Halfs better than them.
  • Noble Demon: As long as he's dealing with Halves or other Sura, at least. He went out of his way to keep Kasak's daughter safe while fighting him (even when Kasak didn't seem to care), and tried to treat Elwin well despite holding her as a hostage.
  • The Stoic: The only real emotion he ever shows is anger, and even then, he usually keeps it restrained. When they fight, even Kasak (a member of a race whose 'hat' is emotionlessness) comes off as more emotional than him.
  • Winged Humanoid: Keeps his wings even in his human form.

Vritra Clan

    Tropes applying to the entire Vritra Clan 
  • Our Dragons Are Different: They are Sura and share most Sura abilities and attributes, including shapeshifting; in dragon form, they appear somewhere midway between Eastern and Western dragons.
  • One-Gender Race: At the beginning of the universe, other races feared the power of the dragon's breath, so the primeval gods agreed to turn the dragons into this to keep them from breeding.
  • The Stoic: In addition to being made a single-gender race, dragons were stripped of most of their emotions so they wouldn't reproduce. Some of them kept one emotion very strongly, though, like Taksaka's anger.

    Vritra 

Vritra

First and current king of the clan. Also the strongest being in the universe after Ananta's death.
  • Always Someone Better: Ananta is this to him. Even now that Ananta is dead, Vritra's title is only "strongest in the world without Ananta."
  • Willfully Weak: Even though he is the strongest person in the world, he was even stronger in his female form; he gave it up (agreeing for all dragons to be made male when it was necessary for them to become a One-Gender Race) because most other dragons are stronger in their male forms, so it was better that way for the clan as a whole.
  • World's Strongest Man: Now that Ananta is dead.

    Taksaka 

Taksaka

The Destruction Dragon, second-in-command of the clan. Kasak's father and Agwen's grandfather. His only emotion is anger. He is one of the two protagonists of The Finite, a side-novel.

    Utpala 

Utpala

At the beginning of the universe, Utpala was female and lovers with Taksaka; she protested the strongest at the demand that all the dragons become male, and retained more emotions than most afterwards, though her strongest emotion is envy, leading to constant conflict with anyone else who Taksaka gets close to. She's a major character in The Finite, but is dead in the main timeline.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Her driving emotion; she is bitterly envious of anyone else who gets close to Taksaka. Or not. In reality, she managed to get over her envy generations ago when she realized she had sired a half-dragon.
  • Incompatible Orientation: In addition to suffering from being forced to become permanently male, she found that Taksaka no longer loved her in that form.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Contrary to the envy we're initially led to believe, seeing Taksaka with Ian actually makes her happy, since Ian is her granddaughter; and she ultimately chooses to die without revealing the truth of the attack on Ian's village to Taksaka, in order to protect him from the person who is really responsible.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: She is actually Ian's grandmother.
  • Posthumous Character: She's dead by the time the main story takes place.
  • Taking the Heat: She allows Taksaka to believe that she was responsible for destroying Ian Rajof's village, and lets him kill her so she can die with the knowledge of who is actually responsible, because if she found out who really did it he would seek revenge on them and she believes he'd get killed in the process.
  • Transsexual: Played for drama. She was forced to take a male form forever, against her will, near the start of the universe, and this is at the root of much of her bitterness towards the gods and the rest of her clan.
  • Walking Spoiler: Her actions, backstory, and motivations in The Finite are key to the story.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Her backstory gives her a lot of reasons to act the way she does; she was forcibly assigned to the wrong gender when the Dragon clan was made a One-Gender Race, her beloved had his emotions stripped away and later rejected her, and she eventually dies, hated by him, after letting him believe she was responsible for destroying Ian's village. Only Ian knows the truth, and Utpala specifically asks her to never tell anyone. Worse, by the time of The Finite, she's not actually causing trouble anymore and hasn't for generations; but nobody will ever know.

Taraka Clan

    Kali 

Kali

See God Realm for more information.

    Taraka 

Taraka

Yuta's mother and the 2nd king of the clan.
  • The Dreaded: To her own people and everyone else.
  • Healing Factor: She can regenerate indefinitely even after death. Combine this with her Anti-Magic, and she is an extremely dangerous opponent.
  • My Beloved Smother: She wanted to groom Yuta into the image of a king, and a king by the twisted standards of the Chaos Clan at that. She constantly insisted that he shouldn't have friends or stay in his human form. She also claimed that he should view everyone and everything as food, and those who taught him otherwise (like Shuri) would just weaken him. She even followed him into the human realm to take him back home.
  • Power Limiter: Her eyes can temporarily seal the transcendentals and magic of anyone within her range of vision; and she is able to permanently (or at least, for as long as she lives) seal the transcendentals of even a Nastika.
  • Weak, but Skilled: She is weaker than a Rakshasa, but her other abilities make up for it.

God Realm

Primeval Gods

    Brahma 

Brahma

Goddess of Creation, known for being extremely neutral on the subject of fighting the sura.

    Visnu 

Visnu

The God of Preservation, he is most known for his ability to see the future. He was also largely friendly to everyone and everything he met. He set up the barrier system for the cities to keep the sura out, but bound it to individual humans to give them a chance to break the barriers and attack.

    Kali 

Kali

The Goddess of Chaos, considered mad by the rest, and for good reason.
  • Missing Mom: To Yuta. At least she left him a simalucrum to act as his mother in her stead, who is...completely...crazy...okay, maybe not a good thing.

Gods of Nature

    Kubera 

Kubera

The God of Earth, and the god who's name Leez bears; his domains also encompass gravity, wealth, and strength.
  • The Atoner: His current motivation seems to be to atone for his killing of Ananta, although he is clearly increasingly conflicted.
  • Gravity Master: He is the god of Earth and wealth, after all.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He is behind the sura searching for Leez...as well as the one who gave her his name in the first place.
  • My Greatest Failure: It's implied that he deeply regrets his killing of Ananta; he specifically warns Leez not to repeat his mistakes, and to stand by those who give her their trust.
  • The Nameless: It's implied he literally gave his name to Leez. He told her father to name his child Kubera, and from then on refused to use it for himself. He tells Leez that she can only call him 'mister', and even then, only if she doesn't attach any particular significance to it as a name.
  • Pet the Dog: To animals and Leez.
  • The Stoic: Agni notes that he's never seen him smile, and thinks he's lonely.

    Agni 

Agni/Babo Kim

The incomparably silly God of Fire, summoned by Brilith when she was a child. His easy-going nature is largely an act, meant to reduce the strain on her.
  • Baka: "Babo" is the Korean equivalent; like "baka", it translates pretty directly to "idiot." Yes, he named himself "Idiot Kim."
  • Berserk Button: Don't push this, or he will make you remember that he's a god.
  • Fan Boy: His initial disguise when the temple guards find him is to pretend to be Brilith's fanboy. Turns out it wasn't completely an act; he's very disappointed when he accidentally incinerates her autograph a few minutes later.
  • The Fog of Ages: He implies he doesn't even remember his childhood, he's so old.
  • Nice Guy: Gandharva notes that he's the only decent god.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Not all of it's faked, but every once in a while he drops the mask and you remember he is very, very old and unspeakably powerful.
    • He makes it clear that more of it is faked than you might expect at first after Gandharva interferes with his confrontation with Sagara — although he seemed to have been completely taken in by Sagara's sob-story, his conversation with Gandharva, who he views as more of an equal, is much colder and makes it clear he wasn't actually buying any of it.

Generational Gods

    Yama 

Yama

The God of Death. He holds final dominion over all mortal souls; not even the Primeval Gods can oppose him.
  • By-the-Book Cop: Other gods are constantly harassing him to extend the lives of favored mortals, and he is constantly denying them. It's not that he's cruel, he just wants everyone to follow the rules.
  • God Of Death: For mortals, at least. He is in charge of making sure they die at their allotted time, and personally scratching their names off in Hell. Agni killed him to save Brilith; it's not clear what effect this has on the rest of the universe.

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