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The main cast of LightNovel/{{Slayers}}. [[SincerityMode Any help in sorting these out would be greatly appreciated.]]

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[[folder:Starting in Slayers]]
!!Lina Inverse
-> Voiced by: Music/MegumiHayashibara (Japanese), Creator/LisaOrtiz (English; series), Creator/CynthiaMartinez (English; movies), Jhaidy Barboza (Latin American Spanish dub)
->"You made two mistakes: you killed a lot of people to achieve your goals; and you picked a fight with ME."

Our beloved AntiHero, Lina is a young BlackMagicianGirl from the land of Zephilia. She is known throughout the world as the "Queen of Destruction", "Dragon Spooker" (because she can apparently frighten dragons to the point that they side step her "out of sheer revulsion" - which actually does happen in the pilot) and "Enemy of All Living Things" due to her short temper and skill with Dragon Slaves. Lina usually pursues power and riches for herself, but gets dragged into saving the world along the way.


* ActionGirl: She left a path of devastation wherever she went, kicking the collective arses of everyone between her and whatever goal she was pursuing at the time.
* ACupAngst: Does NOT like to be reminded of her small bust. Compared to many flat chested characters, she is rather ample but it's understandable though when you consider the amount of time she spent hanging around [[GagBoobs Naga]] prior to the series proper. Amelia certainly didn't help matters any.
* AdaptationDyeJob: In the anime her hair is bright red/orange but in the original manga (covers at least) her hair was more brown/auburn than red/orange.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Lina was one of these to her older sister Luna... at least, until she used her magic to sell pictures of Luna in the bath, after which she learned a healthy respect for Luna (more like ''terror'' of her) and never crossed her again.
* AntiHero: Compared to Amelia, who's all about justice, she's all about the treasure and food.
* BadassAdorable: In her own words "The beautiful sorcery genius, Lina Inverse!"
* BadassBookworm: She doesn't call herself the sorcery genius simply to pat herself on the back; she's infamous across the world not only for being among the best sorcerer alive (to the point of memorizing spells unknown or forbidden) but she exhibits being so well-versed across a variety of subjects from swordsmanship and bar brawling to geography and the sciences of the Slayers universe.
* BalloonBelly: Happens on occasion in the anime, but never to particularly noticeable levels... despite the sheer quantity of food she can put away.
* BerserkButton:
** The most reoccurring one is her flat chest.
** The worst one of all to press, which guarantees she'll want to kill you, is to threaten or kill children around her. [[spoiler: Zuuma finds this out the hard way when he kills his son right in front of Lina; she ''utterly'' loses her temper and uses the Ragna Blade without chanting beforehand. In season 1, when Rezo turned a child to stone temporarily, she got angry enough to go willingly into Rezo's trap. In the novels, when Gaav "killed" a child in front of Lina, she made a vow to go kill the Demon Lord, when up till that point, she had been terrified of facing him at all.]]
* BigEater: Lina's primary defining vice can be said to be gluttony. She regularly eats, in each meal, enough food for at least three or four people... and often tries to steal food from her friends' plates while she's eating. It's justifiable; casting spells in the Slayers setting burns up calories, meaning the more magic a wizard uses (and the more powerful the spells), the more food they need to eat. Lina's tendency towards flashy, high-powered spells at the slightest provocation is fuel to the fire.
* BlackMage: Lina's self-proclaimed specialty is in the usage of BlackMagic. She still fits under this trope because the ''Slayers'' take on such magic is somewhere between BlackMage magic and BlackMagic proper -- that is, though the magic is fueled by negative emotions and is drawn from the most powerful Demon Lords, it's treated by humans as simply "magic that is only usable for offense", much like how WhiteMagic is "magic only usable for healing, defense, and purification".
* CatchPhrase: "''Ichika bachika!''" ("Do, or die!") and the Dragon Slave incantation.
* ChekhovsSkill: Lina's exasperated comment in the first book that using a Mazoku's own power against it is like saying "Hey, help me kill you" turns out to be important in the last book, [[spoiler:where Luke-Shabranigdu ''wants'' to die.]]
* CostumeEvolution: She goes through three similar, but slightly different outfits (one in the prequel OVA and movies, one in Season 1 and one in later seasons). The main changes are the accessories such as boots, gloves and pauldrons; the basic silhouette (form-fitting tunic and pants, and a large cape with ShouldersOfDoom) remains constant.
%%* CuteLittleFangs:
* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite the fact she has a terrible reputation, and brings it on herself due to her actions, she really isn't evil so much as self-centered thoughtless, and immature. She definitely isn't a villain.
%%* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: Around episodes 24-25 of Season 1.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: Is a big believer in returning threats, insults, and general annoyances with far more serious "punishments", such as blowing up a whole restaurant because somebody split her food.
* TheDreaded: She's nicknamed "the Dragon-Spooker", "the Bandit-Killer", and "the Natural Enemy of All Who Live". Pretty justified, considering the trail of destruction she leaves behind her and her [[DesignatedHero questionable motivations]].
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: An Embarrassing Title. Lina was honored by the Zephilia Sorcerers' Guild with the official title of... Lina the Pink.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In the opening scene of episode 1, she blows away a bandit gang with her magic, then helps herself to their treasure.
* {{Expy}}: The novel illustrator Rui Araizumi has said that Lina's appearance was modeled on young Audrey Hepburn.
* FieryRedhead: Has always been a quick-tempered hot-head, but actually started out as more of a brunette; got more orange-y as the anime went on
%%* FirstPersonSmartass: Her narration in the novels.
* {{Flanderization}}: While she is well-meaning, kind (namely to [[FriendToAllChildren children]]) and willing to fight for causes, she is also portrayed as being sociopathic and reckless, especially in regards to her magic use and greed. Even with all of her positive traits, it can still be unnerving to see how poorly she treats either regular villagers, Gourry, Amelia, or Sylphiel. In the original novels, she lacks those sociopathic tendencies. Also, later seasons of the TV series have her react [[HairTriggerTemper like a switch]] in regards to her small bust line; not so much initially.
* FriendshipDenial: Denies that she and Naga are or were friends. Instead she claims that Naga was her sidekick while Naga thinks the other way round.
* GenerationXerox: [[spoiler: Her mother was also a sorceress with a small bust, who got together with her swordsman partner.]]
* GoodIsNotNice: Oh yes. She accidentally nuked a village she was trying to save and shrugged it off as nothing.
* GoodParents: As shown, Lina isn't the most morally upstanding member of society, and it is implied that [[TheChosenOne the avatar of goodness,]] Luna, is even worse. However, her general store-running parents are implied to be kind and upstanding, [[spoiler:and it's shown with her father in one of the ''Slayers Special'' novels: after testing him, it's he who suggests that Gourry find something or someone important to protect.]] It's also worth noting that Lina herself is the only one among her allies to have both parents alive and well, a given considering that she is TheProtagonist!
* {{Greed}}: A defining character trait of hers: gold and food are what drives her.
* GuileHeroine: She blows up ''minor'' problems; the bigger ones she outsmarts.
* HairTriggerTemper: The only sure-fire ways for her to not be pissed off at you are to A) have some uber-rare item that's worth loads or B) offer her lots of food.
* TheHeroine: She's the main good guy but [[AntiHero definitely not the traditional type]].
* HeroicBSOD: Has a short one in ''NEXT'' after Gourry [[spoiler:is abducted and brainwashed]], and then another when [[spoiler:she thinks that she's killed a little girl.]]
* HeroicComedicSociopath: This is a girl who, in the very first anime episode, blithely starts haggling with the mayor of a village to kill a dragon (which ''she'' set loose in the first place, albeit accidentally), while that dragon ''is tearing the village apart around them''. She then '''vaporizes the village''' because the dragon deliberately stepped over her, thus proving that her newly discovered nickname was warranted.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Lina's been arrested and tried for "being Lina Inverse". It's justified due to her habit of picking fights with people over petty reasons, willingness to steal, and her habit of slinging around really destructive spells in populated areas with no thought for collateral damage.
* HypocriticalHumor: Lina forces a boy to pamper her as punishment for trying to pickpocket her. She then makes a comment that stealing is bad and that crime doesn't pay. The others face faulted, commenting she's the last person to say that since she herself steals recklessly from bandit gangs.
* InformedDeformity: Lina has a bad reputation, mostly because of her prickly attitude and tendency to destroy everything around her. However, people regularly bring up her her flat chest. There is a problem with this. Lina's breasts are hardly flat. In fact, she's typically drawn with what ranges between a B and C cup, and given her petite frame, they're actually very well proportioned. It makes sense that ''Lina herself'' might feel inadequate after traveling with Naga the Serpent's scantily clad DD-cups, but it doesn't make much sense for random strangers to think that way.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As much of a JerkAss as she can be, she does have a softer side; she keeps Gourry around, once intended to teach Amelia, and after all the terrible things that happened when she and Zelgadis first met they still traveled together as well.
* LetsGetDangerous: the CatchPhrase "Ichika pachika" means she isn't going to fiddle around with slapstick and fireballs anymore, and will now try heavy magical artillery, dangerous tactics, or a Dragon Slave.
* LovableRogue:
** In her own mind, first and foremost. In-universe, her avarice and self-centered nature means most think of her as being more just plain annoying.
** She is more of this in the novels, where she is less reckless in her use of magic and isn't dismissive of people the way she is in the anime.
* MagicKnight: She carries a sword, though her magical power far exceeds her swordplay abilities.
* TheMagnificent: Her least well known name is also the only offical one; "Lina the Pink".
* {{Munchkin}}: An example of this as a genuine character; ''NEXT'' is about finding stronger spells and better tools, mostly because [[spoiler: the up-coming threats couldn't be stopped by a simple Dragon Slave.]]
* PersonOfMassDestruction: "Dragon Slave!" Goodbye town and hello smoking crater.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: VERY STRONG for her size and physical build. Consistently shown [=KOing=] large muscular thugs with single blows and can carry and throw things and creatures much larger and heavier than her. To the point of being able to compete with Gourry in brute strength.
* PrecisionFStrike: From NEXT: "That ''bitch''! She has the ''nerve'' to defy me and even brought up ''my weakest point!''"
* PlayingWithFire: Aside from pure BlackMagic spells, Lina's favorite go-to spells are Fireball, Flame Arrow and, to a lesser extent, Fire Shamanism being her usual choices. Non-anime material even says she has a sorcerer's affinity for spells oriented around heat and light.
* RedBaron: [[IHaveManyNames Has quite a few]], including "The Bandit Killer" and "The Natural Enemy of All That Live". There's also "The Dragon Spooker", and even Lina doesn't understand what that means (it means '''d'''ragons '''s'''tep '''p'''ast '''o'''ut '''o'''f '''c'''lear '''r'''evulsion).Later in the episode, a dragon does exactly this. A prequel movie includes 'Dragon Nester', which is a crack at her small breasts.
%%* RedHeadedHeroine
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Zelgadis' blue because of her hotbloodness reckless as compared to his stoicism.
%%* SheCleansUpNicely: Lina looks attractive in a nice dress.
* SkinshipGrope: Does this to Amelia in the Hourglass of Falacies {{fanservice}} manga when both are asleep.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Occasionally addresses herself by her full name ("the beautiful/smart/talented Lina Inverse").
* TooDumbToLive: The group spent an episode trying to catch a lake dragon for food ingredients because Lina wanted to eat dragon cuisine. She was excited to have some, but the chef told her that it will take one to six MONTHS to cook it, since preparing it any other way could be fatal. Lina, however, was impatient and tried to eat some of the raw meat straight up, not caring if she dies because she was hungry . The others were forced to physically drag her out of the restaurant and to the next destination.
* {{Tsundere}}: Specially obvious in the NEXT season where she blushes and stammers when Gourry calls her out and mentions his BodyguardCrush on her and later when she has a brief but very intense breakdown after he's kidnapped by Phibrizzo.
* TheUnchosenOne: Her older sister Luna is the chosen Hero, despite Lina being the one battling all of the evil cosmic beings, because Luna doesn't care.
* UnscrupulousHero: Alternates between this and NominalHero. She regularly exhibits behavior that could be considered villainous, such as stealing, threatening people for imagined slights, and being generally careless about collateral damage, but she also does heroic deeds for their own sake. Just as often, however, her motivations are purely selfish.
* VitriolicBestBuds:
** With Gourry, which eventually evolved into BelligerentSexualTension [[CharacterizationMarchesOn despite the author's initial intent]].
** For much she bickered with Naga, they spent a lot of time traveling together.
* WaveMotionGun: The Dragon Slave is a mage's alternative.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Slugs and her sister are the only things she's afaid of.
* WouldntHurtAChild:
** The mere thought can send her into BSOD's, [[spoiler:as it happened in NEXT, when she's attacked by an UndeadChild from Sairaag and Lina "kills" her with a knife without looking. Sylphiel has to give the panicking and screaming Lina a CooldownHug to calm her down, reminding her that the poor little girl was already dead.]]
** This is why she particularly despises Fibrizzo, who is a [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils demon lord and archdevil]] pretending to be a child.

!!Gourry Gabriev
-> Voiced by: Creator/YasunoriMatsumoto (Japanese), Creator/EricStuart (English; series), Creator/ChrisPatton (English; movies), Juan Carlos Vásquez (Latin American Spanish dub)

An archetypal example of the IdiotHero, Gourry is Lina's jellyfish-brained traveling companion. A descendant of the legendary Swordsman of Light, he wields the ancestral weapon. Gourry may have poor memory, but he is an excellent swordsman, and a match against even the powerful demons of the ''Slayers'' world. Gourry met Lina by accident, after a somewhat confusing first meeting, and decided to just hang around with her afterwards because he had no place else to go. Lina would never admit it, but she enjoys having him along.


* AlliterativeName: Gourry Gabriev.
* BadassNormal: He doesn't know a single magical spell at all, and is officially too absent-minded to ever learn one, but he is the most powerful swordsman in the known world sand therefore capable of fighting monsters and demons.
* BigEater: Regularly goes toe to toe with Lina when it comes to eating and is just as likely to steal food from her plate as she is to steal food from his. Ironically, while he can't stand the thought of eating fish whole the way Lina does (pointing out in disgust that eating the "guts" the way she does means also eating the grubs she used for bait), he has no problems with [[ExtremeOmnivore eating orc-meat dishes which had Lina gagging in disgust.]]
* BigScrewedUpFamily: WordOfGod states the reason Gourry became a wandering mercenary was because [[spoiler: he'd run away from his family with the Sword of Light in an attempt to stop the in-house feud over who would inherit it. Unfortunately it seems that he wasn't successful and in fact only worsened things; Kanzaka has implied Gourry's entire immediate family is now dead.]]
* {{Bishonen}}: He has no trouble attracting women with his good looks.
* BodyguardCrush: When they first met he thought Lina was a lost schoolgirl, so he proclaimed himself her bodyguard. The crush came later.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler: Happens to him at the end of NEXT and lasts about two episodes.]]
* ChickMagnet: The second happened once when he cross-dressed in the first season; he ''immediately'' attracted a prideful guy. Thankfully, because of it, the heroes got a ship and got to go where they needed... but when Gourry lost the dress, [[EvenTheGuysWantHim the guy was still in love with him!]]
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: [[spoiler:: If his side story in one of the ''Slayers Special'' novels and Kanzaka's interviews are anything to go by, his whole family might be dead.]]
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Normally, Gourry is just a bungling moron. If he needs to reveal his skills, he becomes a formitable warrior.
* DeadpanSnarker: In the novels, Gourry has a surprisingly sharp tongue. He was like this in the first season of the anime but then {{Flanderization}} hit and this aspect of him now only comes up once in a blue moon.
* DumbBlonde: PlayingWithATrope;
** He lacks common sense and common knowledge, but has sharp insight, excellent battle intuition, and high morals. As far as knowing about topics like magic and history, a mercenary raised in a family that specializes in swordplay probably never had the opportunity to learn the things that Lina, Zelgadis, and Amelia had learned, and their own learning environments (Lina's sorceress mother, Amelia the princess of a kingdom specializing in WhiteMagic, and Zelgadis being raised by a priest) attribute to that.
** Gourry's also very protective of the Sword of Light, and keeps a careful eye on anyone who might want to steal it; especially Lina. She's tried several times to trick him into giving it to her by claiming he made a promise to do so, but this is one of the few areas where Gourry's rather cloudy memory never fails him.
* GeniusDitz: Despite how oblivious he seems, there's nothing he doesn't know about sword swinging, and he occasionally pulls moments of considerable insight -- such as revealing he knew Xellos was a Mazoku all along.
** DumbassHasAPoint: Throughout the series he warns Lina how her schemes could bring unnecessary trouble and tries to convince her that taking the honest path would be far quicker and less stressful. Several points he's proven corrects. He also gives advice to Zelgadis and Amelia every once and a while, in particular to control their passionate emotions because its giving the edge to the foes.
* {{Flanderization}}: Got the worst of it. In the original novels, while he genuinely does not know or choose to remember a lot of topics in regards to magic and magic lore (which makes some sense in hindsight - he's a swordsman), and lacks tact, his "dumbness" is largely [[ObfuscatingStupidity a facade]] that he often uses to tease others. The same can be said on his knowledge of women - he even makes an inappropriate joke to prevent Lina from getting sexually assaulted in the third novel[[hottip:*:He basically implies that she has an STD, to make some would-be rapists back off...]]. His genuine stupidity in the anime gets to the point that his importance to the team is almost entirely relegated to being [[DumbMuscle muscle]] with a magical weapon, and occasionally Lina's LivingEmotionalCrutch. Some of the more recent manga adaptations and spin-offs have chosen to scale back on the stupidity, but not by much.
* IdiotHero: ''Much'' moreso in the anime, though.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Although not a magic-user, Gourry makes up for it with his incredible swordplay skills, especially when using the Sword of Light.
* LaserBlade: The Sword of Light.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* MasterSwordsman: Even with a regular sword, he can perform amazing feats of skill -- in fact, come the loss of his Sword of Light, he has to keep stopping in the middle of a fight because his mundane swords break under his strength.
* NiceGuy: You can't get much nicer than Gourry. This guy has a big heart. He's very willing to help people if they seem to be in need. In fact he started traveling with Lina in the first place because he mistook her for (much to her chagrin) a helpless girl who needed an escort.
* NoodleIncident: Whatever happened between him and Sylphiel in Sairaag. At the most, he ate dinner she made at her house once and he remembers it.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Only in the original novel series, but see TooDumbToFool.
* OutOfFocus: Of the four main protagonists, his backstory is the least fleshed out, despite being the second one introduced and the second most prominent in the entire franchise next to Lina; what was thought to have been a hint at part of his ancestry was ret-conned (see {{Jossed}} above).
* RapunzelHair: One of the longest-haired characters in the series.
* SayMyName: Name any media. He'll shout for Lina at least once.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: When mind-controlled by an enemy in ''Next'' he took on the entire party at once, showing much greater control of the Sword Of Light and shrugging off everything short of a Ragna Blade, which only stunned him.
* SuperSenses: Gourry's skills as a mercenary are so well honed that he is often the first one to notice and/or [[SuperReflexes react]] to any impending danger, such as sneak attacks.
* TooDumbToFool: Regarding Xellos's nature as a Mazoku. It was so obvious to him that he thought everyone else knew it too, and thus didn't bother mentioning it. He renders everyone speechless when it comes to light.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Lina. See her entry for more details.
* WordOfGod: ''Many'' things about him have been spoken by Hajime Kanzaka in interviews, namely about his never-mentioned background. Noteworthy life events include [[spoiler:a messed-up family that fought over who should possess the Sword of Light, and his running away at the age of 17 with it and living as a mercenary. Later, when Gourry had become so fed-up with the weapon that he was prepared to throw it away, he met a man who convinced him to instead put it to a good purpose. About a few days later Gourry ran into Lina, who he would dedicate his life to being a guardian for. The man, according to Kanzaka, was Lina's father.]]
** Kanzaka also noted that Gourry is capable of casting magic with power rivaling that of Lina's, but his [[IdiotHero poor and extremely selective memory]] would prevent him from doing incantations.
* WouldntHitAGirl: At the least, he's reluctant when he must fight one.

!!Zelgadis Graywords
-> Voiced by: Creator/HikaruMidorikawa (Japanese), Daniel Cronin (English; up to episode 10), Creator/CrispinFreeman (English; episode 18 onwards and in the ''Slayers Premium'' movie) [[note]][[RetroactiveRecognition Also one of his earliest works in voice acting.]][[/note]], Carlos Arraiz (Latin American Spanish dub)

From a young age, Zelgadis was apprenticed to his grandfather Rezo, eagerly assisting the Red Priest in pursuit of his many goals with a young man's zeal to aid a relative he idolized. Zel asked Rezo for power, in order to help seek out the Philosopher's Stone, and Rezo [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor gave him power, alright]]: he transformed Zelgadiss into a chimera, sorcerously fusing him with a stone golem and a low-level monster called a brau demon to become a mystically powerful, hyper-strong stone-skinned monster. After following him for several years as a loyal servant, Zel ran into Lina, performed a HeelFaceTurn and has been trying to restore his human body ever since. He has the least interest in Lina's little group (to the point he eventually wandered away and was never seen again in the original novels), and usually tends to accidentally cross paths with them whilst searching for cures, often needing to be bribed into tagging along by appealing to his desire to be rendered human again.


* AdaptationDyeJob: In the novels and the ''Slayers Premium'' movie (which takes after the novels' character designs), Zelgadis' skin is a bluish-green color; in the anime, it is periwinkle blue.
* AntiHero: A mix of [[UnscrupulousHero Unscrupulous]] and NominalHero like Lina. He doesn't really care about anything other than curing himself (and says so), and will do criminal things like raiding libraries and busting into tombs in search of magical lore, but he can do the heroic thing if properly motivated.
* BerserkMode: Only in the novels; he wasn't just serving Rezo there, but he was also his berserker. Rezo would make him do gruesome tasks by his own hand, and in the novels, Zelgadis [[TheAtoner clearly regrets doing them]]. He is this briefly in the anime, but not to the same extent that he was in the novels and, if he was, it's heavily implied that he never knew about it because Rezo was forcing him into doing it through mind control.
* {{Bishonen}}: Despite being a chimera, Zelgadis is quite handsome.
* ByronicHero: Zelgadis's potential for compassion clashes with his melancholic nature and tendency towards self-absorbtion. At a few points, he wonders and worries over his reputation of being "the dark-hearted sorcerer".
* CelibateHero: Discussed briefly a few times in the novels and in some interviews. In the novels, he mentions once the painful things that would happen to a woman if he got intimate with her, and Kanzaka himself mentions this in interviews, thusly justifying it on a physical level.
* TheComicallySerious: Which of course makes him [[ButtMonkey the butt of jokes]] once the series goes comedic.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: WordOfGod put out that both of his parents are dead. [[spoiler:Rezo murdered them out of fear because they were growing suspicious of his experiments, and they were concerned about Rezo's intentions for their son.]]
* CursedWithAwesome: The curse placed on Zel has given him SuperStrength, SuperSpeed (seen in the first series), [[NighInvulnerable Nigh Invulnerability]] and enhanced magical ability, but it's also made him a hideous freak and almost completely unable to swim since his body's composition will literally make him sink like a stone. He desperately wants ToBecomeHuman.
** ''In Evolution-R'', it's revealed that he could have lived with it, if he hadn't discovered that he was being used as a guinea pig in Rezo's quest to cure his sight.
* CuteMonsterGuy: Zelgadis doesn't look very human, and thinks of himself as a monster (and being a magical [[FusionDance hybrid of creatures]] means he's technically right), but he's not unattractive and, arguably, his "monstrous features" are actually part of his charm.
* DeadpanSnarker: He's the most sarcastic, flat-toned character in the series.
* FirstNameBasis: WordOfGod has stated Zelgadis' last name (Greywords) in interviews, and the only time it's ever mentioned in canon is by Filia in episode 1 of ''Slayers TRY''.
* {{Flanderization}}: His reason to cure himself was flanderized, oddly enough. In the novels, it is for [[TheAtoner atonement]]; he did terrible things under Rezo's command and, though misreble about being an outcast, holds hope into fixing what he's done (something more addressed in side stories). In the anime, it's mostly because of how he looks (to a radical point to where he refuses to change into any kind of swimwear), and it's largely his motive as to why he conveniently runs into Lina and sticks around with her. Other adaptations don't really address his reason to find a cure, weirdly enough.
* FlyingBrick: He's supernaturally strong, NighInvulnerable (it takes a headshot from a ''cannon'' to merely knock him out), and he flies. Through the use of magic for that last aspect, admittedly. You could also say that he's pretty much literally a brick since his body is made of rock.
* GoodIsNotNice: Equally as nasty as Lina, but in different ways. He isn't above using black humor and giving threats like "It's been a while since I've killed someone!" or the like, and while he doesn't steal, he's fully capable of taking on a job, facing Lina, and intending to defeat and/or kill her if it meant succeeding.
* GrumpyBear: Most cases. He's the last member to usually go along with the cast and it's a rare sight to see him smile.
* IcyBlueEyes: In the anime.
** PurpleEyes: In the novels.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Does not like having his "cursed" body and intents to rid himself of it.
* IncestIsRelative: For a while, it was thought Rezo might be both Zelgadis's grandfather ''and'' great-grandfather. This turned out to be a translation error.
* InsultBackfire: He's been called a "Heartless Sorcerer/Mystic Swordsman". He likes the sound of it..
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold[=/=]{{Jerkass}}: It varies.
** On the Jerkass side, you have: throwing Lina at Rezo in an attempt to distract him, several times refusing to back down from a fight if a job pulled him into conflict with Lina, making grim jokes towards opponents, and so on.
** On the other hand, you have: giving moral boosts to the team and anyone who needs it, risking his life (sometimes even paying for it) to jump in and save Amelia, getting turned into a doll because the only other option was [[spoiler: literally grabbing either of his female teammates' asses]], and so on.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Perhaps what he would've been if [[AntiVillain Rezo]] hadn't cursed him.
* MadeOfIron: Well, stone. It is occasionally noted by Lina that the stone skin he hates so much has saved his life many times.
* MagicKnight: Balances swordplay and magic well and has a special spell in which he channels magic through his sword.
* MrFanservice: Despite having green-grey skin studded with stones, he's rather handsome.
* PutOnABus: Along with Amelia after the first arc of novels. Notable because he and she are major characters in all other media, whereas their replacements were mostly novel-exclusive. He also doesn't appear in the ''Knight of the Aqualord'' manga.
* RaisedByDudes: Implied, given that Rezo was the one who raised him [[spoiler:after he murdered his parents]], and his most steadfast companions before meeting Lina were a [[FishPeople fish man]], a werewolf, and two older men.
* RedMage: His strongsuit is [[ElementalPowers Shamanistic Magic]], he can perform some Black Magic and knows the basic healing spell in WhiteMagic, and is a decent swordsman, being able to match [[spoiler:an overpowered and possessed]] Gourry.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Lina's red.
* ShipTease: With Amelia; the two are generally more touchy than the others, with there being many moments where, out of fright, Amelia or Zelgadis can be seen holding one another. Zelgadis has also held Amelia close to him [[spoiler:especially at the end of NEXT where he grabbed and held her twice when she was fatally wounded]], usually when he's just jumped in to save her, and he turned pink when she spoke about giving him CPR after he nearly drowned once.
* TheSpock: Tends to be the most rational one when it comes to planning (albeit not always).
* StraightMan and TheComicallySerious: So, naturally, he gets the most humiliation heaped on him.
* TeenGenius: Though he's implied to be around 16~18 around the time the first novel comes out and about 21 when the first anime series is out.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Moreso in the anime than the novels; his appearance doesn't warrant as many reactions as the viewer would expect, given what he's established about it. The one notable time it actually ''is'' is during a flashback. It also makes less sense because he gets negative reactions in the novels, and there are far more chimeras that appear there. To be fair, though, the anime first shows him covering himself up to such an extent where only the tips of his fingers and his eyes are exposed.
* TheWorfEffect: A way of noting a more powerful enemy's strength is his or her ability to severely injure Zelgadis, who is normally invulnerable to mundane attacks. This also tends to come into play to display the extent of Lina's magical power, namely during the battle with Gaav and her usage of the Ragna Blade spell against Kanzel in the anime.
* WouldHitAGirl: Has no qualms whatsoever.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Has light purple hair, and a flashback in the fifth season notes that he had it as a human; however, some sources say that his human hair is actually [[BrainyBrunette brown.]]

!!Amelia Wil Tesla Saillune
-> Voiced by: Masami Suzuki (Japanese), Joani Baker (English; episodes 11-13), Creator/VeronicaTaylor (English; the rest of the series), Creator/LuciChristian (English; ''Slayers Premium'' movie), Carmen Olarte (Latin American Spanish dub)

A young princess (younger by a few years in the anime than the novels, actually) who initially mistakes Lina as a '''champion of justice!''' and begins travelling with her out of a desire to do good. Lina finds her annoying, but puts up with her because having a member of the Saillune (Seyruun in the English version) royal family around is handy when the restaurant bill comes due. Amelia, for her part, admires Lina's strength of character, courage, and free lifestyle, and seems to almost regard her as a self-adopted big sister.


* ActionGirl: She has plenty of action girl moments, including one episode where she exorcises an entire town of its ghost infection.
* AntiHero: Starts out as a barely-there Type I and steadily grows out of it.
* BadassPrincess
* BareFistedMonk: She's the only one in the main four to not wield a bladed weapon, and refuses to do so.
** She only wields a weapon twice, both times in in rather dire situations: in the final episode of the first season, she uses Gourry's Sword of Light to channel the Ra-Tilt, and in the final episode of ''TRY,'' she reluctantly uses one of the five Dark Star weapons (which the Sword of Light is one of) to fight off Valgaav.
*** The reason for her refusal? [[spoiler:Her mother was assassinated right in front of her and her sister.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: If her buttons are pushed, or she's convinced it's the right thing to do, she can be just as nasty as Lina.
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: [[spoiler: In the finale of Evolution-R, she ''literally'' tries to punch out Shabranigdo, and equally literally breaks her arm doing so. Sadly, she doesn't actually accomplish anything by doing this.]]
* TheChewToy: In early seasons of the anime, and taken to [[UpToEleven ridiculous]] levels in the ''Slayers Premium'' movie.
* TheChick: TheHeart.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Displayed in varying degrees from media to media. She is one to an extreme when she appears in the anime, but it visibly subsides overtime.
* CombatMedic: Best with White and Shamanistic Magic, and is quite powerful physically, despite her refusal to fight with weapons. Her healing powers are not as strong as Sylphiel's, but the latter was trained as a more [[TheMedic traditional healer]]. To wit, when Amelia sustains a fatal wound in ''Slayers NEXT''/novel 7, Zelgadis and Lina's recovery magic can't heal it, but when Zelgadis suffers from a similar wound, Amelia's seen healing him fine by herself and succeeds.
* CuteClumsyGirl: Frequently has her attempts at dramatic entrances foiled because of this.
* DaddysGirl: Adores her father.
* DoubleTake: When a woman resembling Naga walks by during a crowd scene in the first season.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Second Princess of Saillune/Seyruun/[[SpellMyNameWithAnS however you want to spell it]]
* {{Flanderization}}: Her love of justice became such a defining trait in the anime and early manga that, for a while, she became [[TheScrappy reviled]] by a lot of fans. In the novels, it is treated as an ideology and as an emotional barrier of sorts, and it's entirely justified: the end of novel 4, where she is introduced, has her upset at how her cousin was killed, and about how murder in her family is not an uncommon thing. Her naivite and tendency to trust others blindly is also cranked up in many adaptations. It will come off as odd for someone reading the novels after watching the anime that she actually ''hates'' Xellos almost as much as Zelgadis does.
* GenkiGirl: She is a truly terrifying mix of this trope and LoveFreak. [[CatchPhrase HAMMER OF JUSTICE!!]]
* GoodHurtsEvil: Amelia once debilitated Xellos with sheer unbridled perkiness.
* GoodIsNotNice: Amelia doesn't share the same self-centered selfishness that most of her companions have, but her being sheltered and her [[GenreBlindness black-and-white moralities]] make up for it, as she is prone to acts of bad judgment and self-righteousness. Indeed, Lina herself refuses to teach Amelia the [[FantasticNuke Dragon Slave]] spell when they first meet because she can easily see Amelia going even more overboard with it than Lina herself does -- and [[IdiotHero Gourry]] immediately sees her point when Lina explains why she won't ever teach Amelia that particular spell. Several times, she judges people by first impression, but this varies from each medium (she gets off to a better start when meeting Zelgadis in the novels than in the anime). Still, she's much better at being good than Lina or Zelgadis are. As the seasons go by, she becomes more likely to be "not nice" in that she's willing to go along with Lina's self-centered and/or crazy schemes without protest, such as using Zelgadis as a human anchor, than she is to be "not nice" by acting stupidly.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With her dad. And even with Zel, since she's ''that'' short.
* IHaveTheHighGround: But she has trouble with [[{{Dojikko}} the landings]]...
* InnocentBlueEyes
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: She loves to make elaborate speeches about Justice and Good and how they will always triumph over Evil.
* JusticeWillPrevail: She says it at least three times in the first episode of ''Next'' alone.
* TheLadysFavour: At the end of the third anime season, she gives one of her amulet bracelets to Zelgadis, and he's seen with it during the ending sequence.
* LoveFreak: Again, ''she harmed Xellos once with how perky she was.''
* MissingMom: [[spoiler: Assassinated when she was little.]]
* ModestRoyalty: Outside of her palace affairs, obviously.
* MoralityPet: Zel definitely shows his softer side better around her.
* NiceGirl: Amelia's got her bad points, and she's not afraid to crack heads when she needs to, but she's generally the nicest member of the party -- Gourry is equally affable and easy going, but she's not prone to making oblivious comments that insult people the way he does.
* PoliticallyActivePrincess: When not out adventuring with the rest of the gang, she often acts as Seyruun's envoy to other kingdoms.
* PrincessesPreferPink: Her tunic has pink touches on it, and both her collar and bracelets are pink. The dress she usually wears for royal duties is a frilly pink one.
* PutOnABus: See Zelgadis' entry above.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: As naive and WrongGenreSavvy she can get, she loves fighting alongside her companions, and it is shown several times that she actually tries to be a competent leader and diplomat.
* ShipperOnDeck: In Slayers NEXT, we find out she's an ''in universe'' Lina/Gourry fangirl.
* ShipTease: With Zelgadis.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Amelia/Ameria (the latter is canonical in Japan, but there are both Japanese fanworks and official art books that use the former)
* SpoiledSweet: Not wholly spoiled, but she will only use her royal assets in times of crisis for her friends' benefits. Notably, it's Lina who usually takes advantage of her status, such as ursurping her fortune to pay off her meals.
* StepfordSmiler: Even through [[spoiler:the death of her mother, the absence of her sister,]] and the betrayals of her uncle and cousin, Amelia holds her head high. However, the former two are still great sources of grief for her, serving as a reminder of the betrayal that shakes the Saillune royal family.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler: During the final fight in Evolution-R, she uses the Visfarank spell to amazing effect against Shabranigdo and ''punches'' the BigBad.]]
* UglyGuysHotDaughter: The cute, well-endowed daughter of an ogrish hulk of a man who looks like a bandit.
* WhiteMagic: Her specialty, though she also learned a little BlackMagic from her sister (and wanted to learn the Dragon Slave from Lina)
* WideEyedIdealist: It's hard to find an idealist of any measure outside her family. However, given the setting, she can avoid breaking by ''weaponizing'' her idealism. See GoodHurtsEvil.
%%* WomanInWhite: Her adventure outfit is white with pink touches on it.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Amelia tends to treat the world as if she's a protagonist in a common MagicalGirl show. Among other things, she is heavily convinced, initially, that [[HeroicComedicSociopath Lina Inverse]] is a shining bastion of purity and goodness (Whenever she's not being directly presented with evidence to the contrary, at least). She also believed that an EvilSorcerer was a good guy because his robes were white. This is mostly averted in the novels.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is described as being "raven-colored" in the novels, but it is always colored as a stylized purple. All animated adaptations followed suit with this; however, it is straight-up black in the ''Super Explosive Demon Story'' manga.
* YouShallNotPass: [[spoiler: Says this to Shabranigdo while ''punching'' him! "I won't let you! You shall not go one step further!"]]


[[folder:Starting in Slayers Next]]
!!Xellos the Priest
-> Voiced by: Creator/AkiraIshida (Japanese), David Moo (English; in ''NEXT'' and ''TRY''), Creator/MichaelSinterniklaas (English; in ''Revolution'' and ''Evolution-R''), Kurt Stoll (English; in ''Slayers Premium''), Luis Carreño (Latin American Spanish dub).

Created over a thousand years ago during the Dark Lord's Resurrection War (or "War of the Monsters' Fall" if you go with the anime translation), Xellos is the loyal servant of the Greater Beast Zelas Metallium. He is twice as powerful as any of the other Priests or Generals due to the fact that he was created without a General counterpart, and one of the most powerful demons in the world overall. He loves deception and his true motivation is often impossible to determine, though he's usually following some mysterious plan on behalf of his master. Note that he gave ''himself'' the title of 'Trickster Priest'; that should give you ample warning as to what kind of person he is.


* AffablyEvil: He's so charming that it's sometimes hard to believe he really is a sadistic, heartless, genocidal EldritchAbomination, but he is.
* AntiHero: [[NominalHero He is not a hero by any stretch of the imagination]], but his goals often coincide with Lina's.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Filia, a golden dragon. Naturally they hate each other.
* CatchPhrase: "Now that is a secret!" or "Sore wa Himitsu desu~!" [[ActorAllusion Also later used by the same voice actor in]] ''Manga/SoulHunter''.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: It's very hard (if it's even remotely possible) to tell exactly ''whose'' side he's on at any given moment. He's very much like a prototype for [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow]], right down to the fact that he can trick you even if you know he's lying.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: In the anime both his eyes and hair are purple.
* DevilInPlainSight: He ''introduces himself'' as The Trickster Priest. Even when they know he's manipulating them or setting them up for a trap, he STILL succeeds in doing so.
* DubInducedPlotHole: One of the Golden Dragons in ''Slayers NEXT'' refers to him as "Beastmaster Xellos" in the dub. The title "Beastmaster" actually belongs to his mistress, Zelas Metallium.
* EmotionEater: Like all Mazoku, Xellos feeds off negative emotions. Which may be why he enjoys pissing people off.
* EnigmaticMinion: To the Dark Lord Zelas Metallium, one of the five lesser Dark Lords under Ruby-Eyed Shabranigdo, who is more enigmatic then her minion is in the anime -- aside from the occasional mention of her title ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS variously given]] as "Lord Beastmaster" and "Greater Beast"), her sole appearances are brief, faceless cameos in the openings of ''NEXT'', ''TRY'' and ''Revolution'' and in the epilogue of ''Slayers TRY.''
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He may be a sadistic, heartless, evil, ancient demon, but he doesn't kill or torment anyone that's not directly related to his plans unless he has to.
* EyesAlwaysShut: A measure of his mood. When they are closed, he's the mischevious Trickster Priest. When they open, someone's about to suffer.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: Played with. Xellos wouldn't be counted as nice, but he has mercy-filled moments and, like near the end of NEXT with Gaav, he'll act more on Lina's side and assist her in battle.
* KickTheDog: His torture of Valgaav reminds us he's a villain. Although, given the fact Valgaav is out to destroy the world and a heartless monster in his own right [[spoiler: though in his way to WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds]], [[KickTheSonOfABitch it's not as if Valgaav doesn't deserve a little of that treatment]].
* KillerRabbit: Xellos's human form is hardly imposing, and his true form (which is only explicitly [[AllThereInTheManual stated to be such in the novels]] and is only glimpsed a few times in the anime) is basically a man-sized long and thin blackish-purple cone standing on its pointy end.
* FalseReassurance: Xellos is an absolute ''master'' of deceiving people without technically lying. Examples include "I absolutely will not use the Claire Bible manuscript for evil purposes" ([[spoiler:He destroys it]]) and "Lord Hellmaster did not tell me his plan." ([[spoiler: He figured it out on his own]]).
* GoodHurtsEvil: He is physically hurt whenever he's around people with overly positive emotions, such as [[LoveFreak Amelia]], but this only comes into play during TRY.
* ManipulativeBastard: Again, he maniplulates everyone by grapping their motivations.
* MorphicResonance: Both his human form and his cone-like true form share the color scheme of black and purple.
* NobleDemon: Emphasis on the "demon" (that's literally what he is after all). He never lets anyone forget that he's an evil mazoku, but, at the same time, doesn't engage in wanton cruelty or murder.
** For instance he once failed to accomplish a goal because he chose to save Filia. She bought his excuse that he did it just to screw with her because she thinks he's AlwaysChaoticEvil but for an 'evil monster focused on the EvilPlan' it doesn't make sense to abandon ThePlan to have simple fun.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Xellos generally regards himself as unflappable and above the antics of the Slayers team. However, [[BerserkButton he seems to genuinely lose it]] when Filia (and, in ''Revolution'', Lina) refers to him as "namagomi" in the Japanese dub (which roughly translates as "garbage" in English).
* ItAmusedMe: He spends a lot of time just screwing around with Lina and co.. particularly Lina herself and Zelgadis.
* PerpetualSmiler: Save for the rare occasions where he's genuinely pissed off or surprised, he's always smiling.
* ThePlan: It's impossible to tell what suptrope he's using. What he says is at odds with what he does, and what he seems to do is at odds with the final result, [[XanatosGambit but he never seems upset upon "losing"]]. Is it all part of ThePlan, or is he just making up as he goes along? [[spoiler:It's a secret.]]
* PurpleEyes: He is the "Mysterious Priest" after all. Also he's special in being the only General/Priest in one.
* ReliableTraitor: The heroes know they can trust him to help, so long as doing so aligns with his own interests. No one knows what those interests are, exactly, but he hasn't killed them yet, so...
* ShipTease:
** With Filia; the most famous example is the "BridalCarry" during the fight with Valgaav.
** He's been known to hit on Lina a few times, such as kissing her on the cheek in ''NEXT''.
* StealthHiBye: Aided by the fact he can teleport and go invisible/intangible whenever he pleases.
* StoryBreakerPower: While Lina could possibly defeat him if she tried hard enough, he's definitely much stronger than she is normally, and most other characters for that matter. [[{{Jerkass}} He just never does anything]].
* TokenEvilTeammate: In a group of {{Anti Hero}}es, he's a genuine villain.
* {{Troll}}: Generally only seems interested in screwing with other people, regardless on whose side they're on. It actually helps the team somewhat, as it means he's just as much a threat to their enemies as he is to them.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Gifted at dressing up as a woman.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair Justified in this case; he's a mazoku and as such his human form and its purple hair is an illusion.


[[folder:Starting in Slayers Try]]
!!Filia Ul Copt
-> Voiced by: Creator/HoukoKuwashima (Japanese), Tara Jayne (English), Annabella Núñez (Latin American Spanish dub)

A high-strung member of the Golden Dragon race, she replaces Sylphiel in ''Slayers TRY,'' acting as a guide for the party in the Golden Dragons' quest to stop Dark Star Dugradigdu. As a member of a race siding with [[{{God}} Ciefeed]], the god of the ''Slayers'' World, she comes to blows with Xellos frequently, often for comedic relief.

* BelligerentSexualTension: With Xellos and more or less why [[FanNickname XelFi]] is one of the more loved pairings in the series.
* BreakTheCutie: Firstly done humorously, by forcing her to travel with the self-centered, impulsive and irresponsible Slayers crew. Then done ''very'' seriously when she learns, and then is forced to confront the fact that [[spoiler: the Golden Dragons of the temple she belongs to are not the SaintlyChurch she believed them to be as they are willing to sell out an entire other world simply to ensure their world remains unscathed and having massacred an entire race of dragons (with Valgaav being the SoleSurvivor) to try and claim the magical weapon they believed they should be the ones to possess.]] When the poor girl learns ''that'', she's so horrified that she almost crosses the DespairEventHorizon.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: She and Valgaav sorta have these dynamics later in the series, after [[spoiler: she learns about his past and why he's a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.]] Specially obvious towards the GrandFinale, where [[spoiler: she repeteadly tries to prove to him that she's sorry for what her ancestors did to him and his people, attempts to talk him down from destroying the world, and insists on asking him what she can do to make him reconsider his decision.]]
* CanonForeigner: She was created exclusively for the anime's third season, [[OddlyNamedSequel TRY]], which was completely original material.
* TheComicallySerious: In the beginning, she was the only one who took the mission seriously, meaning she frequently had stress attacks with how laidback and casual the others were over the matter.
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Both in-universe and out of universe. Filia is a Golden Dragon, but spends most of the time transformed into a human form, for the convenience of her companions and of the viewers, who might find it harder to relate to a dragon.
* GlamourFailure: Her dragon tail shows when she is upset.
* GoodShepherd: She's a Priestess of Ceipheid, but even though her arrogance mars the image, she's still a heroic character.
* GuestStarPartyMember: She's only present for the third season.
* HolierThanThou: Being a priestess from what she ''thinks'' is a SaintlyChurch, she takes a dim view of the AntiHero vagabonds she has to travel with. After learning the AwfulTruth she becomes more humble and somewhat closer to a GoodShepherd.
* HolyHandGrenade: Her specialty in magic is holy magic (distinct from white magic).
* InnocentBlueEyes: Less ''innocent'' than ''naive'' about how the world works and how its history played out.
* LawfulStupid: Reaches this at times due to her HolierThanThou attitude. Otherwise, her alignment waivers between [[LawfulGood Lawful]] and NeutralGood.
* MorphicResonance: Both her forms share the same hairdo and the pink bow.
* NaiveNewcomer: It's obvious that she hasn't had much contact with humans.
* ParentalSubstitute: [[spoiler: Once Valgaav is destroyed and then reborn as an egg/embryo, she takes the "egg/embryo" in so he'll have a happier life once he's properly born.]]
* PutOnABus: Once ''TRY'' is over, she is never mentioned again in any other media; this also applies to the other characters originating from that season except Jillas, who is mentioned in ''Revolution'' as the engineer behind Seyruunian cannons.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: Does this to Lina and her party in the first episode in order to prove themselves worthy of saving the world. Although she was testing their fighting skill more then their character.
* ShipTease: With Xellos by way of BelligerentSexualTension.
* SpotOfTea: Serves tea as a RunningGag. No one knows where she gets the table.
* StraightMan: The butt of jokes; usually from Xellos.
* {{Tsundere}}: Type B. She usually is "dere-dere" and only goes into a crazed "tsun-tsun" fueled by her HolierThanThou mentality when [[AffablyEvil Xellos]] is around.
* WideEyedIdealist: Due to her cloistured temple life, she has a black and white morality thing going on. Instead of making her bitter, breaking actually made her more this trope because it stripped away her arrogance.
* WomanInWhite: Her priestess robes are white (save for the [[PinkisFeminine pink skirt]]) and she delivers the CallToAdventure.

->Voiced by: Creator/WataruTakagi (Japanese), Scottie Ray (English), Paul Gillman (Latin American Spanish dub)

The servant of ''NEXT'' villain Gaav, who then became the BigBad of the third season ''TRY''.


* BigBad: Of the ''TRY'' series.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: He and Filia could be seen as this, since he believes her to be naive for [[spoiler: not knowing about the part of her ancestors in the destruction of his tribe]] and refuses her increasing sympathy towards him.
* CanonForeigner: He was created exclusively for the anime's third season, [[OddlyNamedSequel TRY]], which was completely original material.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler: His Ancient Dragon Tribe [[SoleSurvivor was slain]]... by the Golden Dragons of the past, aka Filia's ancestors.]]
* TheDragon: What he was to Garv. [[spoiler: Literally.]]
* EnergyWeapon: His magical lance, ''Ragudo Mezegis''.
* FacialMarkings: Two slash-like ones on each of his cheeks.
* GoodWingsEvilWings: Being an antagonist, his angel wings are pitch black.
* KickTheDog: More than once, specially when [[spoiler: he tries to make Filia's hand hold the weapon that would bring destruction to the world.]]
* KicktheSonOfABitch: Xelloss's beatdown and torture of him, since he's ''not'' exactly a saint.
* OneWingedAngel: Specially after [[spoiler: fusing with Dark Star.]]
* PerpetualFrowner: Aside of the occasional SlasherSmile.
* PetTheDog: Taking Grabos and Jillias in, at least from their POV.
* PutOnABus: Once ''TRY'' is over, he and the other ''TRY'' charas save for Jillas are never mentioned again in any other media.
* SupernaturalEyesOfGold: Combined with HellishPupils for good measure.
* TransformationHorror: Whenever his wings manifested.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Never wore a shirt under his short cape, [[spoiler: and was constantly shirtless in the GrandFinale.]]
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: At first he was mostly P.O'd at pretty much everything and everyone after the death of his mastter, but later became this because [[spoiler: he wanted to "purify" the world by [[TheEndofTheWorldAsWeKnowIt destroying everything]] and thus ending the vicious conflict put into place by the Lord of Nightmares.]] [[spoiler: In the end, he was killed by the cast [[BornAgainImmortality but almost immediately was reborn as the unhatched egg of a full-blooded Ancient Dragon]], which Filia is seen taking care of towards the end with help of Jillias and Grabos.]]
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Master]]: He at first believes that Lina killed Garv.


[[folder:Starting in Slayers Revolution/Evolution-R]]
!!Pokota (Prince Posel Korba Taforashia)
-> Voiced by: Creator/YumikoKobayashi (Japanese), Creator/ColleenOShaughnessey (English)

Prince of Taforashia, currently searching for a cure to the Durum sickness that basically wiped out his father's kingdom.

* BadassAdorable
* BigBadFriend: Duclis betrays him by joining up with the BigBad of ''Revolution''
* BigEater: He eats as much as Lina and Gourry, despite his small size, because he has a large bucket load magical capacity.
* CanonForeigner: Created exclusively for ''Slayers Revolution'' and ''Evolution-R''.
* CompositeCharacter: Pokota has Lina's Dragon Slave and Gourry's Sword of Light. His personality and eating habits are alot like Lina's, but like Gourry he talks alot about duty [[spoiler: especially to his country]].
* DestructiveSavior: Like Lina, he can cast the [[SphereOfDestruction Dragon Slave]] and startled Lina the first time he did it.
* FunWithAcronyms: '''Po'''sel '''Ko'''rba '''Ta'''forashia. Get it?
* IShallTauntYou: Constantly calls Lina "Flatty". The first time he taunted her, he dared to call her "Flatty King that came from Flat Kingdom to spread flatness!" [[BerserkButton Needless to say, that set her off enough to throw an Amplified Dragon Slave at him]].
* LaserBlade: Carries a replica of the Sword of Light in his body, which has a tendency to fizz out if overheated.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* SkinshipGrope: Grabs Lina's chest when the two of them are asleep.
* WhatAnIdiot: Presses ''ALL'' of Lina's {{Berserk Button}}s in the course of 26 episodes. Never seen anyone discover them all so fast in-universe.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Light Purple Hair]]

[[folder: OVA/Novel only characters]]
!!Naga the White Serpent [[spoiler:(Princess Gracia Ul Naga Saillune)]]
-> Voiced by: Creator/MariaKawamura (Japanese), Kelly Manison (English), Eva Kaminsky (English; As Nama in ''Evolution-R.'')

A flaky, sometimes obnoxious, drunkard, scantily clad sorceress, Naga was Lina Inverse's first travelling partner, with whom Lina gladly parted ways before she eventually met up with Gourry Gabriev. Unbeknownst to Lina, [[spoiler:Naga is the First Princess of Saillune and thusly Amelia's older sister.]] After her MissingMom was murdered by an assassin, Naga became a [[spoiler: RebelliousPrincess]] vagabound wandering the world and learning BlackMagic. She soon declared herself Lina's rival and began following her around.

* AloofBigSister: Amelia's. Though she lacks the typical personality, she's her prodigiously talented older sister who became a wandering drifter after a falling out with her father.
* AnIcePerson: Naga's primary attack spells of choice are Freeze Arrow and Freeze Bullet (the Water Shamanism counterparts to Flare Arrow and Fireball). Her greatest non-{{Golem}}-related spell is a Water Shamanist spell of her own creation which causes a continual cascade of Freeze Arrows to rain down over a target area. Unfortunately, she can't shut it off once it starts.
* AwesomeButImpractical: The SpikesOfVillainy on Naga's costume. They look really cool, but a RunningGag is that she stabs herself in the face when she casts Freeze Arrow.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite getting treated as a joke most of the time, Naga is one of the most powerful white mages in the setting, almost comparable to Lina in black magic.
* CanonImmigrant: Inverted, if she and Nama are indeed the same person.
* CatSmile: Complete with a CuteLittleFang when she laughs.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite her apperance she's not a villain.
* TheDitz: Just as bad s Gourry, if not ''worse'' thanks to her near SuicidalOverconfidence and her compulsion to meddle in Lina's affairs...
** GeniusDitz: But just as Gourry is an expert swordsman, Naga is still a high caliber sorceress capable of casting powerful and complicated spells, and even created one of her own. [[spoiler: And being a princess, she must know a thing or two about royal etiquette.]]
* EasterEgg: The royal crest of Saillune, seen briefly in one or two episodes, incorporates a white serpent. Also several references in the TV series to Naga, such as a woman resembling her passing by during a crowd scene in the first season, and Lina casting one of Naga's signature spells (Zelas Gort) in the second.
* {{Fainting}}: Naga faints at the sight of blood, a result of walking in on her mother's assassination... as well as the resultant bloodbath when the assassin tried to complete his mission and take out his real target, Naga herself, only for Naga to kill him with a spell of her mother's creation. That spell? [[RazorFloss "Chaos String"]]
* {{Foil}}: She's a rather skilled practicioner of WhiteMagic, even mastering the powerful spell "Flow Break" (which dispels everything except white magic), and in contrast to Lina she relies primarily on Water and Earth shamanism spells to attack.
** She's also incredibly busty compared to the flat chested Lina.
* FriendshipDenial: Lina was NOT her friend! She was a rival, no, wait, a sidekick!
* GagBoobs: Naga is typically regarded as the bustiest woman in the Slayersverse, and numerous sight-gags are based on how stacked she is -- including one scenario where her breasts almost pushed her off of the narrow ledge she was trying to cross.
* GoldfishPoopGang: Lina actually nicknames Naga "goldfish poop" for following her around like... yeah.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: she's the only main Slayers character who is not only a BigEater, but also a hard drinker.
* TheLancer: Only ever travels with Lina when she's by herself and serves as her immediate foil.
* MementoMacGuffin: The reason Naga goes around in that {{Stripperiffic}} costume all the time is that it used to belong to her mother and is her last keepsake.
* MsFanservice
* '''NoblewomansLaugh''': By and away her most defining feature. '''Literally''' taken UpToEleven when she gets 10 clones and all them start laughing.
* NoodleIncident: Why Naga stopped traveling with Lina shortly before she met Gourry is never explained.
* TheScrappy: In universe, Lina hated traveling with her, which is why they've already separated by the time the series begins. Whenever the two have to work together again Lina is incredibly annoyed.
* StatuesqueStunner
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Oh yes.
* ThirdPersonPerson: As Nama in Evolution-R.
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: Probably even better looking than Amelia.
* UnknownRival: Naga truly believes herself to be Lina's "strongest and greatest rival", and is quick to refer to Lina as being Naga's rival or even her sidekick. Unfortunately for her, though a legitimately talented and powerful sorceress, she's still not quite at Lina's level of power and, more importantly, is much, ''much'' flakier. While Lina can't forget about Naga, as hard as she tries, nobody else seems to have ever heard of her.
** WordOfGod states that Naga actually does have the potential to be as powerful as, if not more powerful than, Lina, but due to a fair bit of SanitySlippage, she is unable to mentally tap into her full potential.
* VitriolicBestBuds: with Lina. Very vitriolic.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]