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The Continent Saga
The Fallen Angel
A mysterious demon possessing Aldra
- Bastard Boyfriend: In the animated adaptation, he's only manipulating Aldra for his own plans. This is averted in the gamebook continuity, as he's in love with Aldra instead.
- Big Bad - He is the final enemy Leina and the other girls must face after she defeats Aldra in the final match of the Queen's Blade Tournament, where he reveals his true form.
- Casualty in the Ring: Subverted: While technically he can't participate in the tournament on the grounds he's male, since the final battle takes place in the same colosseum after the final dual against Aldra, it technically counts as one, as Leina finish him on it, not to mention he has the dubious honor to be the only named character to be killed in the tournament.
- Demoted to Extra: In the Rurou no Senshi manga, he's only mentioned in Aldra's backstory, but he never appears in person, and his only role in the manga is lend Aldra his powers, as she's authentically evil in that adaptation.
- Depending on the Artist: Possibly because he looks a lot like The Joker, he's portraited in different ways in many media, other than the original gamebooks and the videogames.
- Eldritch Abomination - At least in the anime. In the game books, he looks more like a stereotypical humanoid demon.
- Expy: In the gamebook continuity, from The Joker. In the animated continuity, he looks something between the Angels and a Festum.
- The Faceless: In many manga adaptations
- Fallen Angel
- Not Quite Dead/Back for the Dead - In the last OVA... only for Tomoe to finish him off for good this time.
- The Man Behind the Man - He is controlling Aldra, since he doesn't have a body of his own, at least in the anime series.
- Unwitting Pawn - But it turns out that the Swamp Witch is controlling him for her ends during the whole second season.
- Mythology Gag: In the videogames, the way he summoned by Aldra resembles the same way how Stands are summoned, since he was intended at first to look like a Stand in his first drafts.
- Psycho Lesbian: Only in the English Version, see She's a Man in Japan bellow.
- Revenge: His main motivation in the animated adaptation as he wants to get his revenge from Cattleya's family for destroying his physical body in the past, and with Aldra's help, turned Owen into a crystal statue and they do the same with Cattleya.
- She's a Man in Japan: In the English dub, posibbly due of how his Japanese voice actor sounds, he was turned in female. The fact he's an Eldritch Abomination in the anime series does help.
- The Voiceless: He doesn't speak at all in the videogames.
An enigmatic and powerful witch, as well as master of Melona, Menace and Airi. She's revealed the Swamp Witch is a wicked entity who controls Werbellia, the princess of the netherworld, who is also Aldra and Annelotte's mother.
- Art Shift: A minor one, but the animated version of her in the Vanquished Queens OVAs looks more younger than her gamebook counterpart, who looks more or less (in human terms) like Cattleya and Melpha regarding age.
- Big Bad - She's behind all the events in both seasons and the OVAs. Made all the more notable by manipulating Delmore, the demon behind Aldra, as well as manipulating Claudette and cursing almost all the returning characters from the prequel in Rebellion.
- Bigger Bad: And she's also the biggest threat (excluding the Spiral Chaos games) of all the Queen's Blade universe.
- But Now I Must Go: After The Swamp Witch being defeated for good, she's unable to live in the mortal world by herself without the Witch's help for too long, so she must return to the Demon Realm, but she promised both Aldra and Annelotte to return again for the next tournament, this time as a fighter.
- The Cake Is a Lie: The spirit of the The Swamp Witch summoned Werbellia from the Netherworld, promising her to help the Swamp Witch to conquer the Continent, but her real intentions were really to take over her body instead.
- Casting Gag: It's not the first time Junko Minagawa voice a demon overlord before.
- Conservation of Competence: By the end of Rebellion almost every single minion she had (excluding Melona, Airi and Dogra) ended being defeated or betraying her.
- Dark Lord on Life Support: An interesting subversion: While she doesn't looks like, the "life support" part is The Swamp Witch herself, as she needs her for being able to survive in the mortal realm.
- Depraved Lesbian: Only in the Vanquished Queens OVAs and in the non-canon alternative ending of the third episode, it's heavily implied she and her servants raped Leina.
- The Dreaded: The Vanquished Queens OVAs finally shows why she is the most feared being of the whole Continent.
- Evil Plan - She was controlling Aldra, Delmore and (in Rebellion) Claudette, and her real plans includes turning the Continent into a livingless wasteland, not to mention destroying the Queen's Blade tournament, since it's the only thing that keeps the world's status quo in check.
- Expy - Background-wise, both Werbellia and the Swamp Witch are expies of both Leyla and Karla The Gray Witch respectively from Record of Lodoss War.
- Also, background-wise, Werbellia is a Expy of Anakin Skywalker aka Darth Vader being the main villain and also the mother of two of the heroines, in this case Aldra and Annelotte.
- While she predates her by a few months, Code Amelias from SD Gundam G Generation Overworld seem to be based on her, including sharing the same voice actress.
- In her ghostly persona, she resembles Sosai X.
- Evil Matriarch: But not by her own will.
- Forced Into Evil: Despise being a demoness and being technically evil, Werbellia did really cares about her family and her people, but the Swamp Witch (the evil spirit) manipulated her body, so she could be able to use her inmense powers.
- Horned Humanoid
- Karma Houdini: Despise being being defeated for good in the Illustrated Stories, she was NOT Killed Off for Real. Annelotte and Aldra took out the Controlling Treasure (that spider-like thing in her crotch where the soul of the real Swamp Witch resides) from their mother Werbellia and managed to free her mother from her influence. At the end of the story, Airi carries the Controlling Treasure, trying to find another host for her mistress.
- Grand Theft Me - The real Swamp Witch doesn't have a body of her own and she needs a real body to use her full powers. For that, she use the body of Aldra and Annelotte's mother, Werbellia, since she's the princess of the Netherworld.
- Omnicidal Maniac
- Unholy Matrimony: Werbellia was married with highest religious authority in the Continent, The Pope Stephan, despise being a demoness. This was subverted, however, as despise their respective origins, they really loved each other until The Swamp Witch (the evil spirit) sent Stephan literally to hell for all eternity, driving her to despair.
- Spell My Name with an S: Not her real name, but her battle name instead: Technically, her nickname should be translated literally as The Marshland Witch since in Japanese it's written as Numachi no Majou (沼地の魔女). This also overlaps with Name's the Same with another Swamp Witch, named Metallia, since Metallia's nickname in Japanese is Numa no Majou (沼の魔女) who is translated literally as The Swamp Witch. The difference here is one single kanji in Werbellia's nickname over Metallia's one.
- The Voiceless - She never speaks onscreen, but her minions are the only ones who can understand her in some way or another. She finally speaks in the Rebellion's Drama CDs and the Vanquished Queens OVAs.
- She Who Must Not Be Seen - Inverted: we see her (ghostly) face, but it's not her real form. Her Rebellion's gamebook reveals she is an humanoid demoness.
- Unexpected Character - You didn't expect her to be a playable character in Rebellion and not a simple NPC with a backstory behind her just like Delmore, didn't you?
The (so far) only original villain so far from the Vanquished Queens
OVAs, Helosium is a giant monster made with solidified Holy Milk created by Nanael and Laila when trying to find the way how to destroy the Swamp Witch
but the experiment goes haywire and it starts to destroy anything on its path.
- Canon Foreigner: The only original character who doesn't came from the original Vanquished Queens books and being created especifically for the animated adaptation
- Captain Ersatz: Helosium is basically the Evangelion Unit 01, except in white and being stripped of its restraining armor. It also shares the same weakness of the Angels and EVAs from the same series: The core needs to be destroyed for stopping it for good.
- Gone Horribly Wrong: Nanael and Laila created it for destroying the Swamp Witch for good, but the creature goes into a destructive rampage and both girls, with the help of Airi, have to destroy it.
- Homage: The entire episode when Helosium is created is a big, wacky, homage towards Neon Genesis Evangelion and the purpose for what the Evangelions were created, except replace the enemy they have to destroy from Angelsnote with The Swamp Witch and the whole thing going berserk, just like the EVA-01 does many times. Not to mention the way Helosium is destroyed resembles the same way the Fifth Angel was destroyed during Operation Yashima in the same series. With extra stuff from Attack on Titan as well.
- Humanoid Abomination: Just like the EVAs and the Titans.
- Shout-Out: As being a giant Neon Genesis Evangelion homage isn't being enough, some of Helosium's attack methods resembles the ones used by the Titans including trying to eat Laila alive.
- Not to mention the way how Helosium is destroyed for good: Being destroyed using Laila's Holy Milk cannon like a sniper rifle towards its core, just like the EVA-01's Positron Rifle used against Ramiel the Fifth Angel during Operation Yashima.
Spiral Chaos Games
Ramshel and Sushel
The Priestesses of Chaos
- Back from the Dead - After you though you killed them for good in Queen's Blade Spiral Chaos, they return again in the sequel, but this time as your allies, and you have to help them.
- Big Bad - In Queen's Blade Spiral Chaos, but they return in the sequel as your allies.
- Creepy Twins
- Fusion Dance - When trying to defeat Weiss, they invoke this trope, along with her sister Cute/Mishel, and transforming into a giant dragon.
- Heel-Face Turn: In the sequel.
- Sibling Yin-Yang - Ramshel use fire and Sushel use ice-based attacks.
The Conqueror of Darkness
Queen's Blade Grimoire
The Winter Demon
The Big Bad
, who is the culprit behind Melfareland's eternal winter and the one everyone must destroy with the Queen's Blade sword.
- He Who Must Not Be Seen: So far, we don't know much about the entity behind the whole mess, and unlike the Swamp Witch and other villains, we don't even know even his or her gender.