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Characters: Secondary Slayers
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LukeA world-trekking bounty and treasure hunter
with a harsh demeanor and a soft heart. He antagonizes Lina
to a degree, but ultimately becomes an integral ally for her during the second arc of the light novels
. He originally was an assassin, but changed his ways when Milina came into his life.Like Lei Magnus and Rezo, Luke holds a shard of Shabranigdo in his soul; unlike the other two, he is, at least, partially aware of Shabranigdo's presence. When Milina is killed in the second-to-last novel, his rage reaches to an extreme that allows Shabranigdo to take over, thus setting off the final battle in the final novel. Lina and Gourry eventually defeat him due to the conflict that still lied within Luke's soul.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Poor guy...
- The Cameo: At the very end of the manga adaptation of Slayers: Evolution-R.
- Death Seeker: Luke-Shabranigdo WANTS to die.
- Dogged Nice Guy: To Milina
- First Name Basis: No last name of his has been revealed. This is even lampshaded by Lina in the final novel.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Killed Off for Real
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Like Rezo before him, Luke's human soul is still lingering when Shabranigdo is revived. There is more complication to this battle, but Luke is able to find peace, which proves to be the key to Luke-Shabranigdo's defeat.
- The Lancer: Replaces Zelgadis as this role in the novels. In the Hourglass of Falces manga, he's more The Big Guy.
- Magic Knight: Wields an enchanted blade like Gourry, and is capable of casting black magic, although not to the same degree as Lina. He even has his own original spell to accomodate his sword: Ruby-Eye Blade.
- Person of Mass Destruction
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: When Milina dies from a poisonous stab wound that went untreated due to irresponsible priests, he ''completely obliterates'' all five shrines in the area and murders all but one of the priests. This continues into the final novel.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Not quite, they certainly aren't the nice variety, but he isn't truly nasty either.
- The Rival
- Tomato in the Mirror: Subverted, he is at least partially aware of Shabranigdo's presence within him, but doesn't try to ignore it or wholly supress him. He freely allows him to emerge when Milina is killed. In the Hourglass of Falces manga, he even tells Milina to strike him down if Shabranigdo ever emerges from him.
- Walking the Earth
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds
Luke's partner and fellow mercenary, she was the one who convinced him to quit his assassination job. She is well aware of the fact that he is smitten with her, and brushes off his affections constantly. During a bodyguarding job in the fourteenth novel, Milina is stabbed with a poisoned knife. She is denied medical care from one man and the other does not know the spell needed to heal the toxins, and Milina dies as a result, cuing Luke's Roaring Rampage of Revenge and Shabranigdo's awakening.
Sylphiel Nels Lahda
Voiced by: Yumi Touma
(Japanese), Stacia Crawford (English, Slayers
and Slayers NEXT
); Stephanie Sheh
(English, Slayers Revolution
A well-mannered, gentle-natured
shrine maiden from the city of Sairagg and the first of the party's many additional members
; she is extremely skilled in White Magic
, which, unfortunately, hampers her ability in combat. She is in love with Gourry, but he doesn't really notice at all.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Poor girl. Her love for Gourry goes right over the Jellyfish brain's head. Her pain ends in the eigth novel, where she realizes that Gourry loves Lina (even though Lina herself doesn't) and, while dissapointed, accepts it and willingly gives up Gourry to her friend.
- Barrier Warrior: In addition to being an exceptional healer, she can also create strong defensive barriers.
- Beware the Nice Ones: In Slayers NEXT, she reveals that she can cast Dragon Slave, just like Lina.
- Guest Star Party Member: In seasons 1, 2, and 4; however, she is only this during the fight with Copy Rezo in the novels.
- Cooldown Hug: Gives one to Lina in NEXT, when she panicks while thinking she's killed a little girl.
- Crippling Overspecialization: The best in the series when it comes to white magic, but sorely lacking in terms of offense. Her first attempt at Flare Arrow (which she learned from a magazine) is pathetically weak, painfully slow, and shaped like a carrot. She does get better eventually .
Martina Zoana Mel NavratilovaThe spoiled, overly-dramatic
princess (later queen) of the kingdom of Zoana who exclusively appears in the second season of the anime (''Slayers NEXT). She antagonizes Lina and follows her around during the course of the season because she destroyed her castle, and often falls into trouble for comedy relief. Neverthless, she pulls herself together and gives Lina motivation to fight against Fibrizo during the final battle, and marries the swordsman Zangulus soon after.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: See Determinator below. Shows extreme competence in a lot of areas but as a villain, she's almost completely inept.
- Butt Monkey / The Chew Toy: Starting with the destruction of her kingdom she jumps from one comedic disaster to another.
- Canon Foreigner: Created exclusively for Slayers NEXT.
- Cute and Psycho: More garden-variety odd than Axe Crazy, but still... what kind of person invents their own religion?
- Curse: Black Magic-based curses are the only form of magic that she knows. She manages to cast one on Lina in an early episode: should Lina attack someone, pain would be inflicted back at her.
- Determinator: Her most defining attribute, after her insanity and solitary worship of Zoamelgustar. To get back on her feet after her kingdom is destroyed, she sells random trinkets. She takes advantage of the destruction of a kingdom to sell her religious pendants. And she never stops trying to earn money or get revenge on Lina, taking even waitressing jobs while the rest of the party is relaxing, and going all the way into another dimension with Lina to try to research how to restore her kingdom.
- Everything's Better with Princesses: She's a princess but that is a minor case in the series.
- Expy: She is named after a famous lesbian tennis player from the Czech Republic. Episode 16 pays a homage to this by invovling her and Lina participating in a game similar to tennis. Interestingly, Navratilova was not aware of this up until now.
- Fairytale Wedding Dress: Wears a gown worthy of a princess in the final episode when she marries Zangulus.
- Fourth Date Marriage: Meets Zangulus in the 23rd episode and marries him three episodes later, having known him for what one can assume is a day or two...
- Goldfish Poop Gang: Her role is to show up every episode or so and cause trouble for Lina.
- Happily Married: In the final episode of Next.
- Heel-Face Turn: Takes a while to get there, but happens officially when Gourry is kidnapped by Hellmaster.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: She's a poor villain, and if she weren't spending so much time trying to curse people she believes responsible for her hard times, she would draw sympathy.
- The Load: Up until the very end she is no help to anyone. Then she is the one to push Lina into unleashing the Giga Slave on Hellmaster.
- Love at First Sight: Crushes on (chronologically) Zelgadis, Gourry, Xellos, and Zangulus at the drop of a hat, and she settles down with the latter by the end of the season.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Martina is a famous lesbian tennis player from the Czech Republic
- Noblewoman's Laugh: Often laughs in this style when hatching a (in her mind) devious plan.
- Ojou Ringlets: Again, a mark of her former high social standing is her curling hair.
- Plucky Comic Relief: She's not a serious threat and everyone except her knows it. She's provide comedy instead of drama.
- Princess in Rags: She's the princess of Zoana, and forced to sell Vendor Trash for food.
- Rich Bitch: A formerly rich princess who believes everyone beneath her (except Xelloss for some reason).
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Averted until the very end, where she toughens up and tries to motivate Lina when Gourry is kidnapped and Brainwashed by Fibrizo. And succeeds.
- Running Gag: She is always being left behind by the core party, and complains about it. It takes on a darker aspect in the final episode where they fly off chasing Gourry and leave her and Zangulus stranded on a rapidly-disintegrating pinnacle of rock, surviving only thanks to Martina's comic relief status.
- Spoiled Brat: Her dad did a poor job raising her.
- Talking to Herself: An in-universe example: she worships a diety she more or less made up herself, and praises herself using "his" voice.
- Underwear of Power: Wears what appears to be a pair of yellow panties over her leggings.
- You Gotta Have Sea Green Hair: Few other humans in this series have green hair.
Prince Philionel El Di Saillune'''
Voiced by: Masahiro Anzai (Japanese, Slayers
and Slayers NEXT
), Minoru Inaba
), Matt Black (English, Slayers
ep. 11-13), Jimmy Zoppi
ep. 25-26, NEXT
), David Brimmer (English, Revolution
The acting ruler of the Kingdom of Saillune note
, heir to the throne, and father of Amelia and Naga
. Despite the turmoil that follows being heir, Phil is resilient and incredibly just, both towards his subjects and towards Lina and her allies. Along with those, his two other notable traits are his boorish, dwarf-like
appearance and his physical prowess.
- Badass Moustache: A fine handlebar style.
- Badass Normal: Unlike his daughter, he lacks white magic and shamanism. Regardless, he is able to stand against lesser demons with his own raw strength.
- Badass Pacifist: He's a werid case. On one hand he gets rampaging ghosts to listen to him with words alone. One the other hand, he does use physical violence which a typical Badass Pacifist would avoid and calls them oxymoronic names like "Pacifist Crush" and "Goodwill To All Men Smash".
- Bare-Fisted Monk: All his techniques are bare handed and they resemble wrestling moves.
- Big Damn Heroes: Subverted in his attempt to save the group near the end of the first season. While he did manage to save the heroes for the moment by causing a distraction (and changing the tone to a more comedic one that made character deaths unlikely, as is lampshaded by the heroes), he was completely out of his league against the villain.
- Boisterous Bruiser: A big and hammy man that can crush you with his bare hands.
- Calling Your Attacks: PACIFIST CRUSH!
- Faking the Dead: Does this in Next after Alfred's botched assasination attempt on him.
- Large Ham: In addition to Calling Your Attacks he's also a passionate Love Freak.
- Love Freak: Like Father like Daughter. All his attacks have this theme.
- Nobleman's Laugh: Not with the same dignified tone as the trope suggests, but he is prone to laughing a lot.
- Papa Wolf: To Amelia and his kingdom.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: This is another trait Amelia gets from him; active and heroic royal service.
- Technical Pacifist: Despite his attacks, he's never killed anyone because he's a pacifist at heart.
- The Wise Prince: Despite being a Love Freak, he doesn't overdo it or fall to Wrong Genre Savvy like his daughter.
The Mazoku Lords and their Followers
The source of evil in the Slayers
world, and one of the four dark lords of the four worlds created by The Lord of Nightmares
. Many millenia prior to the series proper, he was defeated and split into seven pieces by Flare Dragon Ciefeed
, and those pieces were subsquently sealed away into the bodies of seven humans, with Ciefeed's intent being that they would be purged quickly due to their short lifespans.
Unfortunately, this was not the case, as extreme amounts of hatred can force these pieces to reawaken.
So far, three carriers of Shabranigdo have been revealed; two have been destroyed for good (Rezo and Luke
, with the latter only having been done in the novels) and one was sealed away a thousand years before the series begins (Lei Magnus). The other four carriers are unknown. Shabranigdo is also a potent source of the world's Black Magic
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance
- Bigger Bad: The boss of the Mazoku lords and ultimate evil but his parts are either sealed away or missing or dead, so he doesn't actually do much himself.
- Big Red Devil: In the anime and games. His two appearances in the novels are bizarrely different in appearance.
- Black Magic: Two incredibly powerful spells (the Dragon Slave and Ruby-Eye Blade) draw power from him. As a result The only Black Mage spell that can even affect him is drawn from The Lord Of Nightmares and has a very real chance of burning the world in the process.
- Dark Is Evil: His skin is a very dark shade of red, and all of his appearances across the franchise take place in very grim settings, such as a tall tower in the first novel, or in the ruins of Taforashia in the fifth season of the anime.
- Evil Makes You Ugly: In the first novel
- Evil Plan: All the mazoku lords are (in theory) working on his plan: Destroy the world.
- Evil Overlord
- Final Boss: In the fifth season of the anime.
- Godof Evil: He is literally the source of all supernatural evil in the Slayers Universe, and possibly all mundane evil as well, given he predates the human race by a wide margin. All monsters in the Slayers Universe were created roughly one thousand years before the series begins during the War of Dark Lord's Resurrection by his Lei Magnus-Shabranigdo incarnation.
- Hijacked by Ganon: Takes over Rezo's position as the Disc One Final Boss in the first novel/first anime season after Rezo awakens him.
- Orcus on His Throne: Justified in regards to the fact that he's a being that was sealed away in pieces, but he dawdles quite a bit when he awakens out of Rezo's body.
- Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Death
- Pieces Of Satan
- The Power of Hate: Is powered by this. During the final battle in Evolution-R, he explains to Lina that he was able to cling to Rezo's soul while sealed in the Hellmaster's Jar because of the fear and hatred he grew of her during his first battle with her.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Sealed Evil in a Can: He's sealed alongside Rezo in the Hellmaster's Jar in Evolution-R, and only Xellos is aware of it.
- Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: Seven "cans", even.
- Shapeshifter Identity Crisis: Luke's incarnation of Shabranigdo suffers from this big time. He despises humans for killing Milina, but still loves her, and hates his fellow Mazoku for setting off the incident in the thirteenth novel. He ultimately decides to give Lina and Gourry a large portion of power and give them a fair chance of beating him, and his love for Milina ultimately allows him to die by his own power.
- Tailor-Made Prison: The sorcerer Lei Magnus's incarnation of Shabranigdo was sealed away (along with Lei Magnus himself) in a block of ice in the Kaltaart Mountains. A game on the Super Famicom had both sorcerer and demon as the True Final Boss.
Considered to be the strongest of Shabranigdo's five generals, Fibrizo is the manipulator of human souls and can control life and death at the drop of a hat.
He is the main antagonist of the eigth novel and of the second season of the anime. His beast form is an amorphous black sphere.A sadistic and manipulative
being who thrives on murder
, he is able to defeat fellow general Chaos Dragon Gaav
with a snap of his fingers, and this sets off his sadistic plan that culminates into the climax of season two. His plan was to provoke Lina to destroy the world by casting the all-mighty Giga Slave; he succeeds in doing so by killing off her friends one by one. Unfortunately for him, the Giga Slave is miscast, and the Lord of Nightmares is summoned. Unamused by his actions, she obliterates him from existence.
- A Form You Are Comfortable With.
- The Big Bad
- The Chessmaster
- Creepy Child: His human form is in the likeness of an androgynous young boy, which easily fools Lina and the others.
- Crystal Prison: He seems fond of imprisoning others with these.
- Death Seeker: His ultimate goal is to more or less blow up the world-and himself-in a spectacular fashion. He gets his wish when he provokes the Lord of Nightmares in the final episode.
- Didn't See That Coming: The intervention of the Lord of Nightmares.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Fibrizo, did you just nuke Gaav by snapping your fingers?
- Dude Looks Like A Little Girl
- Green Eyes
- The Grim Reaper
- Hoist by His Own Petard: His elaborate plan to force Lina into a desperate enough situation to try and cast the Giga Slave again actually worked perfectly. Unfortunately it's success didn't mean what he thought it did, as it turns out the Lord of Nightmares power is inseparable from her/it's physical presence and attention, meaning when the spell is cast, you're technically summoning her/it briefly into the physical universe. When she/it possesses Lina, at first Fibrizio is overjoyed, because he considers the Lord of Nightmares the creator and god of all mazoku. Unfortunately, she is actually something quite different and doesn't give a crap about the mazoku at all, and kills Fibrizio off-handedly.
- Light Is Not Good: His true form pretty much invokes the trope
- Nietzsche Wannabe
- Spell My Name with an "S": His name was romanized as "Phibrizzo" in the Central Park Media subtitles.
- Sphere of Destruction: His true form is what appears to be an amorphous black sphere.
- Thanatos Gambit: Subverted, instead of having something come later, he wanted to die spectacularly along with the rest of the world.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
- Your Soul Is Mine: He can destroy souls and subsquently kill others by crushing what appear to be little glass spheres-the physical representation of them. He kills Amelia, Sylphiel, Zelgadis, Zangulus, and Martina in this fashion.
Greater Beast Zelas MetalliumOne of the two female Mazoku lords,
and Xellos' mysterious master. Unlike the other lords, she prefers world domination to destruction, a sentiment shared by her servant. Also, Xellos himself is her only underling. Her beast form is an enormous anthropomorphic wolf with wings.
Zelas appears in the final novel alongside Deep Sea Dolphin
in a forest near Sairagg; together, the two of them trap Lina and Gourry into an enormous sealed-off space
lied in wait. Milgasia the Golden Dragon reveals hers and Dolphin's identiy when Luke-Shabranigdo
is defeated. She makes several cameo appearances in the anime, and is the Final Boss
of a video game for the Super Famicom.
Dynast GrausherraThe tactical, scheming, and ever elusive
master of disguise among the five generals. He uses all of these trades in order to cause destruction, and he hopes to start a second war between the Shinzoku and the Mazoku
, along with the intention to ressurect the piece of Shabranigdo in Luke
. He is the main antagonist of the thirteenth novel. His true form is what appears to be a golem-like beast wearing spiky armor.
Dynast sends his general Sherra
to hinder Lina and Gourry, and when she is defeated, he sets off the conflict in the thirteenth novel by impersonating the king of the kingdom of Gairia. Lina is able to defeat him by encasing him in Zanaffar Armor and striking him down with the Ragna Blade. The main part of his body on the astral plane remains intact, thus ensuring his survival,
but he is otherwise severely wounded to the point that he can no longer manifest on the physical plane. He has not appeared in the anime or any other media.
- A Form You Are Comfortable With
- Death Trap: Lina is able to render his powers useless by trapping him into a set of magic-nullifying Zanaffar Armor, and cuts him down from there.
- The Evil Genius: Since both Hellmaster and Chaos Dragon are dead, he is forced to fit into this role despite being closer to The Brute. Even his plan to resurrect the soul of Shabranigdo is an attempt at copying what Hellmaster did several milenia ago.
- He Who Must Not Be Seen: Has no definitive human form.
- Master of Disguise
- Word of God: Dynast has had at least four different priests and generals made in his lifetime; Zelas only has Xellos, and the other three lords each have one preist and one general.
Chaos Dragon GaavThe most aggressive of the five generals
. He was sealed into his human form by Aqualord Ragradia, who hoped that his power would diminish overtime, similar to Shabranigdo's dilemma. However, Gaav's soul fused with the soul of his human host, and because of it, he has rebelled against his fellow lords out of the desire to survive
. He is the main antagonist of the seventh novel and the Disc One Final Boss
of Slayers NEXT.
His true form is a three-headed red dragon.
Gaav spends most of the early novels/second season spreading his influence towards the humans with the help of his underlings, hoping to secure power and raise a powerful human army.
It is revealed in the novels that he is doing this in order to destroy the piece of Shabranigdo sealed in the Kaltaart Mountains
. Because of his rebellious nature, Hellmaster Fibrizo murders him during a fight with Lina's party.
Deep Sea DolphinThe most reserved of the five lords
(as much as an Always Chaotic Evil
demonic lord can get) and the only other female. Dolphin resides in the sea that lies to the southeast of the mainland the story takes place in most of the time. In terms of goals and backstory, there is little known about her; however, it's hinted that Dolphin herself was the one to have planned her priest Huraker's
scheme to sieze the power of Aqualord Ragradia
in the Knight of the Aqualord
manga. Her true form is unknown.
Dolpin appears alongside Zelas in the final novel and traps Lina and Gourry into the sub-space where Luke-Shabranigdo
Rezo the Red Priest
A highly well-known and respected
priest and sorcerer, and Zelgadis' great-grandfather. He is known across the kingdoms of the Old World for performing miraculous feats with magic, namely healing. However, this is mostly a cover-up for his more shadowy intentions, which is finding a method of opening his blind eyes in any way possible. His eyes are permanently blind because a shard of Shabranigdo is sealed within him, and his eyes act as something of a seal. He never considered this possibility until he broke that seal and released Shabranigdo.
Rezo served as the catalyst for many events in the series. He is the first major antagonist that Lina fights, and he returns later in the anime where the group learns that he was involved in the sealing of a kingdom (it's also subtly implied that he caused the plague that forced the kingdom to be sealed away in the first place
), and more of his less pleasant side is revealed.
- Affably Morally Ambiguous
- Badass Bookworm
- Blind Seer
- Brown Eyes: The actual color of his eyes, only shown twice in the entire series.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: His red robes. The novels elaborate on the fact that many high-ranking sorcerers that graduate from magical guilds are assigned a color as a part of their title (an example would be Tarim and Daymia, who, in the novels, are Tarim the Violet and Daymia the Blue respectively. There is also Lina's infamous color, pink.).
- Crazy-Prepared: (anime only) He invented his own magical jar for his soul to hide in if he ever dies, all for the sake of continuing to find a way to open his eyes...
- Evil Sorcerer
- Incest Is Relative: Averted. He was thought to be both two and three generations removed from Zelgadis, courtesy of a blurb in the English dub. He's old to the point that Zelgadis can no longer pinpoint the generation gap. Word of God put out that they're three generations (great-grandfather) removed.
- Literal Genie: Well, he did say that Zelgadis would be transformed when he promised him power.
- Older Than They Look: He's stated to be about a hundred years old, but looks at least half that - the only true indicator of his older age are two bony lines under his eyes. When Lina meets him in the novels, she describes him as looking "young and old at the same time."
- Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can
- Squishy Wizard
- Villain with Good Publicity: He's known to virtually everyone on the continent, and both Lina and Amelia revere him as such (until The Reveal, obviously).
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair
Halcyform the White
The chairman of the Atlas City Sorcerer's Guild who seeks immortality. He is the Big Bad
of the second light novel and in the first part of NEXT
A copy created by the Red Priest for use in his experiments to cure his blindness. Copy Rezo's only desire is to surpass the original, even if the world might be destroyed in the process. He is the Big Bad
of the second arc of the first season/the third novel.
- Beta Test Baddie
- Body Horror: Due to being fused with a mazoku. In the anime, he has two mouths on the palms of his hands, which allow him to cast spells quicker. In the novel, these two extra mouths are where his eyes should be.
- Cloning Blues
- Eyes Always Shut: Either when pretending to be the real Rezo (anime) or due to having mouths there instead (novel).
- My God, What Have I Done?: In the anime his death scene is treated as such a moment, when he seems to understand and regret the death and destruction he's caused, and asks only to be buried beneath Flagoon.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: To Eris.
Voiced by: Etsuko Ishikawa (Japanese), Rachel Nanstad (English)
Eris is a sorceress who accompanied Rezo on his journeys and fell in love with him. He eventually left her in his search for a way to open his eyes. After learning of his death, she sought revenge on Lina using Copy Rezo.
The main antagonist of Slayers TRY.
Originally an Ancient Dragon
named Val, Valgaav witnessed and survived a holocaust against his own kind from the Golden Dragons. This left him a bitter and hopeless man, but his life changed when he met the Mazoku Lord Gaav; finding him suitable for his goals, Gaav gave Val a portion of his power, making him a being with dragon and Monster abilities
. His anger comes to a head after Gaav's death, and he sets forth a plot that he hoped would stop the endless conflict between the Mazoku and the Shinzoku: by destroying the world with the power of the Black Orb's Mazoku Lord, Dugradigdu, and effectively "purifying" it.
- Avenging the Villain
- Break the Cutie: He bluntly forces his cynical views on the naive and prissy Golden Dragon Filia frequently. It takes a viewing of the massacre of his race and what happened to him after in order for her to completely snap, however.
- The Cameo: Briefly appears along with Gaav and Fibrizo in the opening song for Slayers Evolution-R.
- Canon Foreigner: An anime-exclusive villain. Whereas Hajime Kanzaka, the novel writer, disregards the third anime season, he stated that he is fond of Valgaav. Also, a number of years ago, Valgaav was the only anime-exclusive character to make it in the top ten of a character popularity contest.
- Despair Event Horizon: Crossed it in his backstory.
- Fantastic Racism: He loathes just about everyone, but most of his hatred is against the Golden Dragons (and dragons in general). Given what they had done to him, (and given that many of them are cowardly and manipulative) it isn't entirely unjustified.
- Jade-Colored Glasses
- Last of His Kind
- Misplaced Retribution: Has a vendetta against Lina for killing Gaav - it's misplaced because it was Fibrizo who killed Gaav, not Lina.
- Mixed Ancestry: Half dragon, half Monster, although his Monster side is more prominent. Notably, he gets little flak for his half-breed status.
- Painful Transformation: The demonic arm that was given to him by Gaav occasionally grows and moves on its own. It's shown to be a painful experience and Valgaav has no control over it.
- Rapunzel Hair: As a dragon.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Spends most of the time with kind of shirt on, other than a flimsy, abdomen-baring top at the season's start.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: An incredibly twisted variant. In simple terms, he wants to off the Lord of Nightmares by destroying both the Gods and the Monsters, putting their stalemate to an end. To do this, he summons a Monster Lord from ''another'' world to destroy his. Despite hating both of the world's higher forces, it's a bit hypocritical when one realizes that he's relying on a Mazoku to perform his goal. Edit: It's not hypocritical. Dark Star at this time had gone insane from absorbing his counterpart, Volfeed, which as it turned out, was a plan they both worked out because they were sick of the war between Mazoku and Shinzoku (gods, aka the dragons). Valgaav cut a deal with Almayce to bring Dark Star to the slayers universe and help them recover the 5 weapons. In return, I believe he was to get one of the 5 dark star weapons after they were done. Valgaav backstabbed them and took Darkstar's power for himself. From there, Darkstar and Volfeed informed him of the true nature of the slayers multiverse and the lord of nightmares. So it's not hypocritical at all for him to use their power, since they don't want to live anymore anyway. Since if they actually took out L-Sama (highly dubious), I'm fairly sure it would shatter the slayers multiverse
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: No doubt about it. Considering that his race was destroyed because the golden dragons were afraid of their power. This would make anyone angry and vengeful.
- You Gotta Have Teal Hair
An immensely powerful beast with near-complete immunity to magic. It was originally armour created using the Claire Bible to fight the Mazoku, but due to flaw in the process, it became sentient, consuming it's wearer and going out of control (the flawless, safe version is called a Zenefa). One of these creatures laid waste to Sairagg before it was slain by a previous wielder of the Sword of Light and sealed under the Holy Tree Flagoon. In the anime, it was unsealed by Copy Rezo who merged with it to increase his power to fight Lina. Another Zanaffar was born during the events of REVOLUTION
after Duclis activates Gioconda's armour
and goes on a rampage.
Voiced by: Takashi Matsuyama (Japanese), Scottie Ray (English)
A human-gray tiger chimera who is an antagonist in the fifth light novel and the main antagonist in REVOLUTION
. In the novels, he is a guard for the Cult of Shabranigdo, having being rescued by their leader after being betrayed by his comrades. In the anime, he is a former friend of Pokota who wants revenge against everyone who he believes turned a blind eye to the suffering of their homeland, Taforashia.
- Big Damn Heroes: Has such a moment in the finale of Revolution after changing sides, when his resistance to Zanaffar's absorption and a very timely attack provides the distraction to let Lina finish using the Ragna Blade and Dragon Slave.
- Emergency Transformation: In the novel.
- Half-Human Hybrid: A chimera in the novel. In the anime, it is an artificial body.
- Heel-Face Turn: If of the last-minute variety, in the anime.
- I Owe You My Life: His reason for serving the Cult of Shabranigdo in the novel.
- Kill 'em All/Roaring Rampage of Revenge: His goal in the anime.
- Kill Me Now or Forever Stay Your Hand: Asks this of Pokota in the anime; refused out of love, although to him living is actually a punishment.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Has a quiet moment of this as he's dying and being transformed by his Zanaffar armor, when he finally comes back to himself.
- My Revenge Is Mercy: Not from Pokota, who can't bring himself to kill his friend, but Phil in the anime, who agrees he will live but will have to remain trapped in his tauric chimera form, apart from people, completely alone, haunted by the guilt over those he had killed, and only if he later proves them wrong for sparing him will he need to be killed—by his own hand, something Duclis says he doesn't know if he can do.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Lives in the anime, dies in the novel.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: His initial motivation in the anime, aside from seeking a cure for his people and a way to break Rezo's spell, is to punish those neighboring countries who left his kingdom to die without aid, something which inspires great sympathy even if his methods leave a lot to be desired. However, as time goes on he becomes more and more unhinged (possibly encouraged by his Zanaffar armor), until even once he finds out aid was indeed sent but it had been intercepted by Gioconda, he still desires Revenge on the countries he believed failed his people and their honor. As a result he unleashes Zanaffar to punish them and make them suffer as his people had, claiming that whether they survived or not was up to fate and would prove their true worth.
Voiced by: Gara Takashima (Japanese), Fiona Jones (English)
A marquess of the kingdom of Ruvinagald whom Ducliss is working with. She intends to learn how to mass-produce the Zanaffar armour and also sells the magic tanks produced on the way for money. She is also responsible for diverting the aid that was being sent to Taforashia.
A deadly assassin hired to kill Lina who appears in REVOLUTION
and the 4th and 6th novels. His true identity is the merchant Radok Ranzaad.
- An Arm and a Leg: He loses both of his arms in battle with Lina and Gourry, and has to merge with a Mazoku to gain new ones. He later loses those arms as well.
- Casting a Shadow
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Courtesy of cone!Xellos impaling and then quite literally obliterating his body.
- Offing the Offspring: In the anime.
- Professional Killer
- Sanity Slippage: He gradually becomes more and more unhinged, to the point that he murders his own son.
- War for Fun and Profit: More or less why he's an assassin in the novels; the anime adds a revenge factor for the death of his wife during an imprisonment; it probably would not have happened if is father paid the ransom the kidnappers demanded in the first place.
- Dark Star Dugradigdu is the Dark Lord of another world, who tries to invade Lina's. He was driven insane when he absorbed his godly counterpart, Volfeed.
- Vurumugun is a sorcerer who serves as a recurring villain with Zangulus throughout the first season and has a curious habit of always coming back after very clearly dying. Later revealed to be copies who serve Eris and Copy Rezo.
- Mazenda and Kanzeil are two mid-ranking servants of Gaav. Mazenda even manages to temporarily strip Lina of her powers.
- Seigram the Formless is a Mazoku, low-ranking but very hard to kill due to his skill at dodging every attack via teleportation. In the TV series, he is a generic minion of Gaav. In the novels, he initially serves Greater Beast but defects to Gaav to get revenge on Lina after she cuts him in half.
- Sherra, Dynast's general, is an Expy of girl form Ranma in looks, and a main antagonist in the novels before Dynast shows up. Has a sword that's actually a Mazoku that turns humans into half-demons and can even make them immortal.
The Lord of Nightmares
"She who shines like gold upon the Sea of Chaos
", the supreme creator goddess of the Slayers
universe. Despite the name, and the homage the Mazoku pay to her, she mostly doesn't get involved in things. She shows up in the afterwords of the novels/manga as "Author's Official Spokeswoman L", much to the annoyance of the author himself, who finds himself on the receiving end of her abuse
Luna Inverse is Lina's "ever-persevering, never-appearing" older sister. She is The Chosen One
, a Knight of Ceipheed who wields the Dragon God's power, but prefers staying in her hometown as a waitress. Lina fears her greatly.
- Dilgear is a half-werewolf, half-troll who leads the Quirky Miniboss Squad in season 1... or so he thinks.
- Jilas and Gravos are Valgaav's servants and the Terrible Trio in TRY.
- Lantz is a mercenary who twice teams up with Lina in the novels.
- Milgazia is a Golden Dragon who aids Lina against Gaav (and Dynast, in the novels).
- Wizer Freion is the inspector of Ruvinagald in REVOLUTION. He repeatedly tries to arrest Lina for the crime "of being Lina Inverse", although he later explains to Xelloss why he was doing this.
- Zangulus is a Worthy Opponent to Gourry in the first series. Returns in the last part of NEXT and ends up falling for and marrying Martina.
- Ozel is an artificial, incredibly lifelike human doll introduced in REVOLUTION. Ozel was ordered to protect the Hellmaster's Jar and whoever owns it. She dresses as and takes on the role of a maid, and she can transform her arms into a variety of tools and weapons. Ozel is eventually revealed to be a servant of Rezo.