Characters: Record of Lodoss War
The character list for the Record of Lodoss War
universe, which spans across the OVA, TV series, novels, and games.
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A simple village boy whose father Tessius was once a famous knight, who became disgraced. He decides to take up his father's sword and armor and joins his best friend Etoh on a journey.
A female high elf who leaves the Forest of No Return in order to explore the world. She is quite young for an elf, being 160 years old, and is believed to be the last hope for the high elves.
Parn's best friend and a priest of Falis, the Supreme God. Although he left the village as part of his training, he eventually returned to ask Parn to join his group of companions.
Voiced by: Hideyuki Tanaka
(JP, OVA), Mitsuri Miyamoto (JP, TV series), Al Muscari (EN, OVA & TV series)
An experienced wizard who lives in the same village as Parn. He sometimes serves as a mentor to Parn, as well.
Voiced by: Yoshisada Sakaguchi (JP, OVA), Greg Wolfe (EN, OVA)
A dwarven warrior who is devoted to the priestess Neese, whose daughter Leylia has disappeared under mysterious circumstances. He recruits his friend, the wizard Slayn on a journey to help find her.
A thief that the group encounters when they are thrown into prison for a short time. He is the last companion to join the group.
Other Heroes and Allies
Voiced by: Minami Takiyama (JP, OVA), Yuu Asakawa
(JP, TV series), Karen Smith (EN, OVA & TV series)
A female mercenary with a fiery temper who travels with her companion, Orson.
A strong and silent mercenary who hides all of his emotions from the world. He can become an unstoppable force if he flies into his berserker rage.
- Berserk Button: He flies into his berserker rage whenever women are in danger, particularly Shiris. The TV series reveals that the reason for this is because Orson's village was raided by bandits and they killed his sister, leaving him as the sole survivor. Afterwards he was possessed by Hyuri, the spirit of rage.
- The Berserker
- Blank White Eyes: When Orson gets these, GET THE HELL AWAY!
- Death by Adaptation: Only in the TV series.
- I Let Gwen Stacy Die: His sister's death is what caused him to become a berserker.
- Ship Tease: With Shiris. Orson confesses his love for her in the TV series when he regains his emotions, but that doesn't go over well...
- The Stoic
Known as the Mercenary King, Kashue became famous for uniting the desert kingdom of Flaim using only his sword. During the War of Heroes, he staves off the invasion of the forces of Marmo and takes up leadership after King Fahn's death.
A priestess of the goddess Marfa. In the backstory, she became possessed by the Grey Witch Karla, leading to the events at the beginning of the story.
Holy Kingdom of Valis
Voiced by: Osamu Saka (JP, OVA), J.W. Gunther (EN, OVA)
The king of the Holy Kingdom of Valis. 30 years before the story, he was one of the six heroes that saved Lodoss, along with his former companion Beld.
Kingdom of Marmo
Voiced by: Tarō Ishida (JP, OVA), Bob Barry (EN, OVA)
The emperor of Marmo who was once a close companion to King Fahn. He was one of the six heroes who saved Lodoss from evil 30 years ago. He was touched by darkness afterwards and eventually gained the evil sword, Soul Crusher.
A highly skilled warrior and lieutenant of Emperor Beld, known as the Black Knight. After Beld's death
, he inherits the sword Soul Crusher and leads the people of Marmo.
Voiced by: Takeshi Aono
(JP, OVA), Jayce Reeves (EN, OVA), Chikao Ohtsuka
(JP, TV series), Pete Zarustica & Jayce Reeves (EN, TV series)
A powerful dark sorcerer and priest of the goddess of chaos, Kardis. He plans to resurrect Kardis, hoping that she will grant him immortality in return.
A female dark elven noble and a follower of Wagnard. Although she planned to kill Ashram as revenge for her brother's death, she eventually learns that he was not responsible and joins his army.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The ancient dragons are truly gigantic! The opening sequence of the TV series makes a point by showing Parn on horse riding on ground while a red dragon flies next to him, dwarfing him. Then said red dragon flies into the background towards Shooting Star, only to end up smaller than Shooting Star's eye; and we still have no idea how close the unnamed red dragon actually was to Parn.
- Kaiju: The Ancient Dragons aren't merely the size of Godzilla, Godzilla himself looks like a dwarf next to them.
- Our Dragons Are Different: There are the wingless firebreathing dragons, the two-legged wyvern mounts and the aforementioned Ancient Dragons.