Characters: Negima Ala Rubra
That's right, Mahou Sensei Negima!
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growing. So we decided to split the page. Again. This page is for everyone who's a member of Ala Rubra or was a close ally. Feel free to munch on some chips as you read.This page is full of spoilers, naturally. You have been warned.
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The Thousand Master
Negi's Disappeared Dad
, the epitome of the Idiot Hero
, and quite possibly the most powerful combat mage ever to live. Unlike his son, he is straight forward, child-like, laid back and disrespectful. He hates respectful titles and prefers to be called by his name without honorifics and such. He has a strong affinity for lightning and has mastered the element's strongest spells. Though his skill in battle is beyond question, he actually isn't all that good at remembering his magic, and often has to read his spell incantations off of a notebook.
- Friendly Rivalry: With Jack.
- Get A Hold Of Yourself Woman: Nagi stops Arika's Heroic Self-Deprecation and her requests that he leave her to die by headbutting her.
- Grand Theft Me: Possessed by the Lifemaker sometime after the war.
- Happily Married: Presumably to Arika after he rescued her. We never get to see them married, but it's implied that they lived happily together until the Lifemaker possessed him.
- Hates Baths: He dislikes taking baths.
- Hot-Blooded: Very loud and passionate.
- Hot Dad: Negi's.
- Human Pack Mule: Arika forces him to carry all her shopping bags when she takes him shopping with her.
- I Cannot Self-Terminate: Asks Negi to come find and kill him, although considering that he's the Lifemaker's current meat-puppet, it's unclear who's really saying it.
- Idiot Hair: Fits since he's an Idiot Hero.
- Idiot Hero: Deconstructed. An idiot hero is great when all you need to do is beat your opponent. But then what happens after that? What happens when you're not smart enough to fix the situation because all you know how to do is fight? What happens when you can't kill your opponent just by blowing him up?
- Improbable Age: He won the last Mahora Tournament when he was ten, gathered a team of badasses and became a war hero at thirteen and received the title of Thousand Master at age fifteen.
- In the Hood: During the flashback to Negi's past where he's first introduced.
- Invincible Hero: Explicitly stated to be completely invincible. Which makes it all the more worrying what could possibly have happened to him to make him disappear...
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's shown to be brash and tactless in the flashbacks, but Nagi's a good guy.
- Kung-Fu Wizard: Dives head-first into an Anti-Magic pit at one point. Comes back out totally unscathed, and is able to match blows with Jack Rakan.
- Lady and Knight: He's the knight, Arika is the lady.
- Likes Older Women: Probably for Arika. Her age hasn't been confirmed, but she sure looks older than he is.
- Magic Staff: Nagi is the former owner of Negi's staff.
- Multicolored Hair: Just like Negi, he has red hair on the top and black hair in the back.
- Mundane Solution: After some suitably epic banter between him and Evangeline, Nagi ends the battle before it even begins by catching Eva in a pit trap filled with onions and garlic. Game over.
- Mysterious Parent: See Disappeared Dad.
- Mysterious Protector: When Negi was younger, he viewed Nagi like this, to the point of getting himself in trouble so that his father would come save him.
- Neck Lift: A favorite move of his, having done it against Fate during a Flash Back and when Albireo copied him in his match against Kaede during a tournament. Also a scene where the real Nagi used this on the last Mook Demon of an army he'd just torn through. He finished it in a Neck Snap.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: How he was saved from the Lifemaker and brought back. You'd be forgiven if the final chapter's Hand Wave explanation leaves you happy but confused.
- Papa Wolf: He saved Negi from receiving a fatal punch from the demon when his hometown was attacked.
- Parental Abandonment: Not by choice, though.
- Person of Mass Destruction
- Projected Man: The Lifemaker appears to still be sealed. However, he appears to have pulled the same trick as Albireo. Fortunately, pulling this trick appears to have made him extremely vulnerable to Asuna's anti magic sword.
- Red Baron: "Thousand Master"
- Red-Headed Hero: His hair is red and he's a hero.
- Running Gag: He says or does something stupid or unthoughtful in front of Arika, and in the next panel has an extremely bright slap mark on his face.
- Shock and Awe: ...the other being electricity, in particular the Thousand Thunderbolts spell was a favorite of his.
- Single Tear: Oh, Nagi....
- Skyward Scream: Seems to be fond of this back in his Ala Rubra days.
- Smug Super: He's quite possibly the most powerful creature in existence, and definitely knows it. He even once told his son "I can understand your feelings of admiration for this young, accomplished, yet super cool genius and undefeatable father who was also a hero..."
- Something We Forgot: He was supposed to release Eva at the time of her first graduation, but he completely forgot about it.
Nagi: Oh, Eva! You're still cursed? Didn't I come and undoŚ
Eva: Shut up, you idiot. I know you forgot.
- That Man Is Dead: He says this not about himself, but about Arika. After he saves her, he claims that Queen Arika died and the Arika he's with is just plain ol' Arika.
- Unexplained Recovery: He shows up in the final chapter, free of the Lifemaker's control, with the circumstances of his freedom simply glossed over.
- Unskilled, but Strong: An Idiot Hero who only has six spells committed to memory, needing a cheatsheet for the rest, and is also bad at Latin, which is the standard language for the Western school of magic that he practices. Not that any of this has ever been a hindrance to him in battle.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Jack.
- Vocal Dissonance: In Negima!?, where he is voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro.
- World's Strongest Man: His enemies' intel on him: "Invincible. Has no weaknesses."
- "You're Not My Type":
Evangeline: Why don't you like me?
Nagi: Eh, I'm not into little girls.
Nagi: Well, then, it's because you're an old hag.
The Princess (and later Queen) of the kingdom of Ostia
and one of Ala Rubra's allies during the war. At the war's end, she was instrumental in preventing the destruction of the Magic World, but at the cost of the destruction of her kingdom. Despite making every effort to evacuate as many as possible, she was falsely accused of genocide and nearly executed for it before being saved by Ala Rubra. Afterwards, she hooked up with Nagi, and was eventually revealed to be Negi's mother.
Her current status and whereabouts are unknown. And unfortunately, never will be.
Voiced by: Megumi Hayashibara (Only in the Ala Rubra Drama CD)
- Action Girl: By the time Ala Rubra and Cosmo Entelechia are already fighting head-to-head, as seen in Tertium's flashback, she's more of a regular fighter, going as far as pulling a Big Damn Heroes moment for Nagi himself when the latter is nearly beaten by Secundum.
- Adorkable: She looks so cute when she acts awkward, especially during her interactions with Negi inside his Lotus-Eater Machine.
- All-Loving Hero: She wanted to save the world and achieve peace more than anything. She was also genuinely kind to her people and cared about them.
- Armor-Piercing Slap: Usually used on Nagi.
- Badass Princess: Although she didn't really become Badass until she wasn't a princess anymore.
- Battle Couple: She fought alongside Nagi at least once.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: She had this with Nagi in spades.
- The Chains of Commanding: She grew up sheltered but isolated, and maintained a marble demeanor with everyone she met. Near the end of the war twenty years ago, she had to make some very hard choices, resulting in the world being saved but her own kingdom being destroyed, with the survivors scattered.
- Cleavage Window: Her first dress has an opening in the chest area.
- Death Faked for You: Thanks to Ala Rubra's Big Damn Heroes plan, Nagi ultimately saved her, but made it look like the execution succeeded.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Initially very cold towards everyone, due to being raised in a very stifling and dark environment, filled to the brim with plotting politicians and insidious royalty. Nagi makes many attempts at lowering her unflappable guard and eventually succeeds.
- Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: She tends to slap Nagi, punch him and even blast him with her magic whenever he pisses her off.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: A beautiful and prestigious princess with golden hair.
- Happily Married: Presumably to Nagi after he rescued her.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: After becoming The Scapegoat, Arika becomes convinced that someone like her doesn't deserve to be saved and asks Nagi to leave her to die. Nagi has to give her a Dope Slap with his head twice to make her shut up.
- The High Queen: The beautiful, calm and graceful queen of the kingdom of Ostia.
- Hime Cut: Befits her status as a princess.
- Hot Mom: Negi's.
- I Dub Thee Sir Knight: After having rescued her, Arika informally knighted Nagi while they were preparing for the epic final battle.
- In the Hood: During her introduction.
- Lady and Knight: Arika is the lady, Nagi is the knight.
- Maternally Challenged: Inside Negi's Lotus-Eater Machine we get to see how Arika would have been like if she had raised Negi and she acts really awkward and challenged during her interactions with her son.
- Megaton Punch: On Nagi, when he gropes her after rescuing her.
- Missing Mom: Negi didn't even know she was his mother. And we never find out why she went missing.
- Mysterious Parent: Justified in that she was unjustly accused of a crime, and they didn't want Negi going off half-cocked to defend her reputation, so they didn't tell him about her at all.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Queen of Calamity
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: By taking the blame for Asuna, she has enabled the Cosmo Entelecheia to continue their plans and has caused the Senate to view Negi as an enemy.
- No Social Skills: As a result of spending her whole life confined in the royal palace of Ostia, her social development was somewhat stunted, turning her into a stoic who has a really hard time expressing her emotions. She didn't even know what a date is.
- Oblivious to Love: She was unable to tell Nagi had feelings for her until he flat-out stated it to her. Well, now we know where Negi gets it from.
- Overly-Long Name: Her full name seen above.
- Politically-Active Princess: She acted as an arbitrator between the empire and the confederation to try to put an end to the war. However, she failed and had to request Ala Rubra's help.
- Princesses Prefer Pink: She wears a pink dress during her execution.
- Rapunzel Hair: It reaches her waist.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: She fought at least once.
- Self-Made Orphan: She assassinated her father, who was a Cosmo Entelechia puppet, in order to seize control of the government of Ostia and point them in the proper direction.
- Shared Unusual Trait: Just like Asuna, she has heterochromia; her left eye is green while her right eye is blue. They turn out to be relatives.
- Sheltered Aristocrat: Lampshaded by Nagi. She spent her whole life confined in the royal palace of Ostia. She didn't even know what ice cream was until Nagi showed her.
- Silent Scapegoat: She lets herself be accused and executed as the instigator of the great war. Thankfully, they only succeed in the first one.
- The Stoic: She is cold, serious and aloof and rarely expresses emotions openly.
- Not So Stoic: Her normally aloof/serious demeanor pretty much shatters in Ch. 269 when Nagi confesses his love to her. Also, when he headbutted her to shut her up, we see a shocked Chibi!Arika.
- Sugar and Ice Personality: Driven by The Chains of Commanding, she doesn't allow herself to show much emotion, but she is actually a very emotional person.
- Tsundere: She tries to be The Stoic all the time, but Nagi really knows how to bring out the tsundere in her and usually ends up receiving very violent reactions from her as a consequence of pissing her off. Her tsundere-ness finally comes completely to the surface in Ch. 269, giving way to lots of blushing, stuttering/stammering, and emotional outburst. When Nagi finally professes his love for her and asks her how she feels about him, she responds by getting all blushy and tongue-tied and saying "I do not dislike you."
- Tsurime Eyes: Her sharp eyes.
- Unusual Eyebrows: They're kinked at the beginning.
- Unwanted Rescue: When Nagi arrives to save her, she tells him to leave her because she is now a criminal and her execution is the only way to give herself any use. Nagi then headbutts her to make her shut up and tells her he will save her whether she likes it or not, because he loves her.
- Uptown Girl: A princess who fell in love with the commoner Nagi. However, they hooked up after she wasn't a princess anymore.
- Walk the Plank: Her execution. At least, that was the idea.
- Well, Excuse Me, Princess!: To Nagi.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: We never find out what happened to her. Her last chronological appearance or mention was twelve years before the story began.
- When She Smiles: Takamichi was absolutely shocked and blushed when he saw her smiling.
- Woman in White: Her first dress was white.
- The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask: She refuses to express her true emotions and believes she is not allowed to have them in the first place because of her royal status and being raised in an environment filled to the brim with plotting politicians and insidious royalty.
Jacobus 'Jack' Rakan
The Thousand Blades
An extremely powerful warrior who's every bit as invincible as Nagi (the one time we saw them fight, it was a draw). He is a very laid-back and seemingly carefree person, loving nothing more in life than cute girls and powerful opponents. He primarily works as a mercenary, charging hilariously overpriced fees for his help, but ended up joining the Ala Rubra and fighting alongside them to save the world.
Though he can use magic, it really isn't his style; he prefers to use swords, fists, and Ki Attacks
. His decades of experience in battle leave him with few to no weaknesses as a fighter, a fact he tries to hide with his goofy attitude and lack of (apparent) strategy.
In keeping with Kurt Godel, his name may be a reference to Jacques Lacan
, psychoanalyst and philosopher. The two names would be identical in katakana.
- Bystander Syndrome: He's completely unconcerned about the reappearance of Cosmo Entelechia and just leaves it all to Negi. Doesn't really affect him, right? Later steps forward and tries to take on Fate on his own. Doesn't go very well.
- Calling Your Attacks: Most of them he makes up on the spot.
- Chivalrous Pervert: He actually fights on several occasions by stealing his opponents panties and flipping their skirts. His mind also appears to be eternally in the gutter.
- After the timeskip; he's apparently mentoring Paio... in panty-stealing techniques.
- Chunky Updraft: He does that the first time he gets anything close to serious.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: If he's involved in a fight and the opponent isn't also absurdly powerful, chances are it'll end up being this.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: The anime adaptation does highlight this.
- Defeat by Modesty: His modus operandi when dealing with cute girls.
- Made of Iron: The vast majority of attacks used on him when he is being serious have little to no effect despite the fact that he's primarily a swordsman, not a magenote and thus isn't using a barrier.
- Mega Manning: He has copied Eishun's Zanmaken Ni no Tachi, Gateau's Muonken (Rakan For-The-Hell-Of-It Right Hand Punch looks pretty similar), Albireo's Gravity magic (Great Dimension Breaker), and Evangeline's Magia Erebea. Though it turns out the last one was a bad idea a he' s entirely incompatible with it.
- Memetic Badass: An In-Universe example, resulting of his exploits with Ala Rubra, his mercenary work before that, and his status as the World's Strongest Man.
- Miser Advisor: Happily acts as a mentor, but charges insane prices for his services.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Bearer of a Thousand Blades. And hell, all of his names.
- The Nose Knows: He and Chamo locate an enemy in an enormous barrier dimension... by tracing the scent of her panties which Rakan stole earlier.
- No Shirt, Long Jacket: He wears a jacket but no shirt.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Rakan is not as dumb as he acts. Not. Even. Close.
- The Obi-Wan: Complete with an Obi-Wan Moment. Two, in fact, as after the first one, he wills himself back into existence to Bright Slap Negi.
- Odd Friendship: With Chisame.
- Older and Wiser: He becomes Negi's teacher.
- Older Than He Looks: He's at least sixty, but looks younger than that.
- Panty Thief: To the point of using this as a fighting move.
- Pec Flex: At one point, he even uses it to completely shatter a Pocket Dimension.
- Pensieve Flashback: Rakan reveals a kind of technology that can read memories and turn them into a film reel, since Raken hates talking. This helped the drama considerably.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Best seen in his fight with Negi during the tournament in the Magic World. And he was just mostly playing around.
- Power Fist: Summons one in his final fight against Fate Averruncus, soon pinning Fate to the ground with it and then hammering him into a crater with a piston-powered strike. Then he disintegrates.
- Shower of Awkward: With Chisame. AND with some conveniently-placed mosaic. He laughs it off.
- Showy Invincible Hero: And he's loving it.
- Sky Surfing: On a giant sword flying at Mach 2.
- Take Our Word for It: His account of the war is rather... lacking in detail.
"And, well, a whole bunch of things happened after that—before we knew it, we all became friends. And then, well...a whole buncha stuff happened after that. The war ended, and here we are now...and, uh...the end."
- Testosterone Poisoning: The manly in Negima was saved up for him.
- Unexplained Recovery: He gets written out of existence and comes back... TWICE! How? Because he wanted to, that's why.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Nagi.
- When All You Have Is a Hammer: His solution to almost any problem is to hit it with a big enough sword. Or dozens of them. Or flexing his muscles and being awesome. And when everything else fail, PUNCH IT REALLY HARD.
- World's Strongest Man: As Nagi's rival, when Nagi vanished the title more or less passed to him. Technically, though, there are at least two fighters better than him (Evangeline and the Lifemaker) and several who are his equal like Eishun or Albireo. By the end of the story he says that at the very least he couldn't kill Negi due to his immense healing factor.
A powerful mage who is proficient with both gravity
magic in addition to his being a skilled unarmed combatant. At some point, he becomes a Minister Magi to Nagi and is revealed to have several more contracts in the past, all of which are dead. The fact that his pactio with Nagi remains active serves as a proof that the Thousand Master is indeed still alive, though Albireo himself doesn't know where he is.
Albireo visibly takes delight in tormenting and playing mindgames with Evangeline and is labeled as one of the two of the vampire's natural enemies, the other being Nagi. He's even bold enough to call the Dark Evangel 'Kitty'. His actual age is unknown, but he himself alludes to the fact that he is Older Than He Looks
. He is currently living underneath Library Island at Mahora.
Voiced by: Daisuke Ono (Japanese) and John Burgmeier (English)
- Apologetic Attacker: "Colonel Sanders" in the Tournament Arc apologizes for using overpowered tactics and cheap tricks (that would be downright cheating if there were any rules) in battle. He's sorry for beating you up, but he just has to reach the final match.
- Badass Bookworm: He was The Smart Guy for Ala Rubra.
- Badass Long Robe: Nigh-constantly.
- Cheshire Cat Grin: The picture here is one of the very few times he doesn't have one.
- Colonel Badass: Only by name though, as "Colonel Sanders".
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Utterly trashing Kotaro during the Tournament Arc.
- Curtains Match the Window: The OVAs show that he has dark blue hair and eyes.
- Disturbed Doves: Lampshaded by the hologram of Nagi.
- Ditto Fighter: His artefact allows him to copy anyone he's met.
- Energy Ball: Ku:Nel Sanders uses giant orbs of gravity magic during his fight with Kaede.
- Eyes Always Shut: His eyes are usually shut.
- Faking the Dead: He was presumed dead ten years ago. Even Takamichi didn't know where he was, though he suspected he was probably still alive.
- The Gadfly: He gets enormous pleasure out of making Evangeline look like an idiot. He even makes a bet with her where he'll give up valuable information if he wins while the only thing she has to lose is looking ridiculous in her next match. After Eva wins the bet, he tells her he was going to give her the information anyway.
- Gravity Master: He has shown himself to be a master of gravity.
- Green Lantern Ring: His artifact lets him become a duplicate of anyone recorded in his books.
- Handsome Lech: Straddles the line between this and Loveable Sex Maniac. He's handsome enough to have little difficulty with women, but most turn away due to his 'subtly directly subtle' technique - he'd have you believe he's a Chivalrous Pervert, but he'll smile a smile you know you can't trust, act politely as he can deceive, then do something perverted enough to surprise even Chamo.
- Lovable Sex Maniac: Always ready with a plaster smile and eyes closed to hide his true intentions, he is able to spout an irritatingly bad joke even while being strangled. And like the trope dictates, he's not shy about outright lechery.
- Meaningful Name: Albireo is the name of a binary star; which is two stars held in a constant orbit by their gravity. This alludes both to the character's use of gravity magic, as well as his ability to create a 2nd physical projection of himself.
- The Medic: His combat abilities are quite high, but he seems to have played this role for Ala Rubra. And in a group shot comparing Ala Rubra and Ala Alba, he appears to have occupied the same position as Konoka.
- The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: His Shapeshifter Weapon allows him to become the person he transforms into: all the memories, actions, personality traits and instincts he observes of them are recorded into his many books (he has one for every person he's met). While he's subconsciously aware of his own presence, his body acts completely as the person would, so much that the person themself is essentially speaking. He's able to take over when he needs to, but for the most part the consciousness he imitates is in the driver's seat.
- Morph Weapon: He uses a special book mark thanks to the sheer size of his library of names.
- Really 700 Years Old: Implied early on. He later stated that he was "the oldest one present"... at a gathering that included Headmaster Konoe, Evangeline, and the Lifemaker.
- Red Mage: He does both healing magic and gravity magic which makes him basically the only character in the series so far apart from Anya and Sextum who can do both.
- Sarcasm Failure: The man with the perpetual Cheshire Cat Grin who never stopped acting with a strong whimsey reached a point of utter horror as the Magic world was about to come to an end. Telepathically, Princess Arika made sure to tell him to stop being a defeatist fool. This was the only time he ever seemed without his usual joking demeanor (and with his eyes widened).
- Shapeshifter Weapon: Judging from his ability to mimic other people exactly, Albireo can likely use his pactio item on his larynx.
- Shipper on Deck: For Negi/Eva, although this may be just to toy with her.
- The Smart Guy: Played with role to Nagi for Ala Rubra.
- Stellar Name: See Meaningful Name.
- Time Abyss: Being older than the Lifemaker (and by extension all of Mundus Magicus) certainly qualifies.
- Too Awesome to Use: His pactio can briefly make him as powerful as the Thousand Master or any other person that he's met, but if the person is stronger than him it only lasts ten minutes; beyond that, he can duplicate the personality and memories of that person as well, basically becoming them at the moment he 'acquired' their story, but this only works briefly and can never be used again for that person.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Eva, from which he derives endless entertainment over.
- With Rakan as well, it looks like.
Formerly Aoyama Eishun
of the Shinmeiryuu style, Eishun is currently head of the Kansai Magic Association. He is also Konoka's father. Before marrying into Konoe family was part of Aoyama clan (relation to Motoko and Tsuruko
- Lost Food Grievance: Don't waste his food. Seriously.
- The Maiden Name Debate: He's from the Aoyama clan, but takes up his wife's surname upon marrying into the Konoe family.
- Meaningful Name: His name written in Kanji is a direct Japanese pronounciation of the Chinese Kung Fu Style Wing Chung, in spite of not yet showing any expertise in said martial-art.
- Scars Are Forever: Upper body, presumably from his Ala Rubra days.
- Stupid Sexy Flanders: Nagi and Rakan apparently could not take a look at Eishun's face in the hot springs due to the fact that they have described him as attractive.
- Team Chef: handled the cooking for Nagi and Alberio.
Gateau Kagura Vanderburg
Takamichi's master. Deceased.
Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (Only in the Ala Rubra Drama CD)
- One Last Smoke: He asked his student for one last cigarette before he passed away from a still unexplained injury.
- Yin-Yang Bomb: The kanka technique combines magic with ki, which normally isn't possible.
A calm, collected and skilled warrior excelling in unarmed combat and counter magic. Nagi addresses Zect as "Oshisou", which means the same as "sensei" (i.e. teacher, master in the master/journeyman sense), but is more old-fashioned.
Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama (Only in the Drama CD)
- Grand Theft Me: Body snatched by the Lifemaker twenty years ago.
- Posthumous Character: Dissolved into nothing after the fight with the Lifemaker ended and was credited as a hero killed in action.