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Valkyries

    Yuuki 

Yuuki

Yuuki was once a male magical girl fan. Thanks to Hermod's magic, Yuuki is now a female magical girl fan who transforms into a magical girl herself. Yuuki is the new valkyrie and is charged with protecting Midgard and Asgard from the forces of the fire giant Surt.

  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Yuuki does this in the chapter Game Changer in a way reminiscent of a Split-Personality Takeover. Or indeed in a way reminiscent to Freya's eyes when she was trying to kill Yuuki directly.
  • Refusal of the Call: He outright told Freya he wasn't interested in being a Valkyrie and was willing to give the gem back. Too bad you can't remove it without killing yourself.
  • Resigned to the Call: After Freya and Odin made crystal clear that the only way to stop being the Valkyrie chosen by Hnoss is death, at least as far as Odin knows (Freya doesn't care), Yuuki has given up all resistance and resigned herself to Training from Hell to stand a chance of dealing with the coming Ragnarok, not to mention the murderous Freya.
  • Skewed Priorities: In the second chapter, when two wolves cursed to eat everything in sight and never get their fill come to his house, he's completely unconcerned, no mention of family, friends, or even the fate of Tokyo moved him, until he realized his magical-girl collection was in danger, that's when he decides it's time to Let's Get Dangerous!.
  • The So-Called Coward: Freya openly calls him a coward and tries to kill him because he wasn't willing to foolishly throw himself into a fight with someone who easily destroyed the frost giant he was struggling against, as part of his training.
  • Super Gender-Bender: Even provide the trope picture.
  • Thong of Shielding: Yuuki mentions wearing a thong in the first instance his skirt rode upwards as a result of his combat actions.
  • Tongue Trauma: Deconstructed. When one of the wolf pair tries to bite off Yuuki's head, she grabs its tongue, with the predictable results. Still this did allow Yuuki to force feed it some pills that appear to be appetite suppressants, allowing for the wolf's defeat. (The other wolf was stupid enough to eat the pills willingly.)
  • Weak, but Skilled: Yuuki continually impresses Thor and Hermod by quickly mastering abilities other Valkries never even knew they had, but since everyone else s/he fights is either a legendary hero, a mythological monster, part-god, or some combination thereof, s/he's always outclassed in terms of strength. Lampshaded by Yuuki. "Why is everybody I meet stronger than me!?" indeed.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: He even admits to the fact of having costumes. In a Flashback, it fools almost everyone except a young Chiaki.
  • Winged Humanoid: Once (s)he is able to summon Valkyrie wings.
  • With Friends Like These...: Every one that Odin's sent to "help" has wound up trying to harm or kill him, with the possible exception of Freyr. This is after Hermond magically transformed him into a Valkyrie without even asking for consent, and then didn't bother to explain anything.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: In the first chapters, he has a bad habit to think he is in an actual Magical Girl story.

    Freya 
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"Melon patch."

Freya

The Goddess of War and Beauty, and leader of all Valkyries and is the first and most powerful of The Valkyries. She has conflicting feelings towards Yuuki, wanting to kill Yuuki for being a weak Valkyrie, yet desiring to engage in a physical relationship with her. Although Loki thwarted her initial attempts to the former, Freya has since resurrected two Valkyries from ancient times to find Yuuki.

  • Depraved Bisexual: As Loki points out, she has numerous children, from numerous husbands, and her introduction has her strip off Yuki's armor and start fondling Yuuki's breasts in a clearly depraved manner, possibly up to and including lesbian rape, if the shards of Yuuki's armor didn't have other ideas.
  • Daddy's Girl: Inverted; see above under Ax-Crazy. Odin has no patience for her.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Which Loki gladfully exploited to trick her.
  • Stripperiffic: Oh gosh... she hardly even wears anything to hide her panties.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She is attempting to save the Eight Realms by recruiting powerful Valkyries. The problem is: she is willing to kill those she considers "cowardly," and that includes Yuuki.
  • You Have Failed Me: Threatened Otsana and Sheby with this. And very thinly implies this with Fuyuko as well.

Former Valkyries

    Otsana 
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Barbaric, yet somehow elegant.

Otsana

An ancient berserker who was the Valkyrie for a time. She still has most of her powers, and serves at Freya's pleasure.

  • Damn You, Muscle Memory!: When she tries her hand at making accessories, regardless of her intent, she winds up with a spear-head in her hand. She apparently used to craft them so often back in the day, that she does it on auto-pilot, to her chagrin.
  • Fur Bikini: Justified since she is a Berserker
  • Male Gaze: Lampshaded in a strip where Otsana is wearing only a large t-shirt while ordering around their "host", all the frames from his perspective go up to her shoulders.
  • Pretty Freeloader: Played completely straight. Though it's not entirely her fault as her long, long service under Freya, locked away in some kind of inter-dimensional limbo, and coming from an ancient hunter-gatherer culture, has left her with basically no marketable skills in modern society. The closest she can come to doing anything productive is fashioning spear/arrow heads as jewelry.

    Shebi 
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Norse + Egypt = Awesome

Shebi

A Valkyrie from Ancient Egypt, who retained most of her powers and remained loyal to Freya.

  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Gets confused that her nudity disturbs people. Explained by Loki that, as an ancient Egyptian, she would have spent much of her time naked before becoming a valkyrie.
  • Marshmallow Hell: Here(Warning NSFW)
  • Nice Girl: Compared to Otsana she's much more levelheaded and understanding to people. She even hugs Yuuki after realizing he was duped into the Valkyrie business - that was right after trying to kill him and Yuuki stealing her armor.
  • Pretty Freeloader: Surprisingly subverted. Despite her "score beer and chicks" attitude, chapter 14.9 reveals that her "rent" is cooking and cleaning for the Haruki household, which Fuyuko points out is a valid form of payment.

     Fuyuko 
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Ah! It's so great to be back!

Fuyuko

A Valkyrie, presumably from ancient Japan, kept in a distant dimension by her duties to Freya until Freya summoned her to go after Yuuki, despite Odin's wishes. Fuyuko is more scared of Freya's wrath than Odin's justice.

  • An Ice Person: According to the cover of Issue 14, she apparently has ice or snow powers.
  • Animal Motif: She's associated with doves.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Upon returning to Earth she dons a yukata, expecting that to be "normal" wear. She's shocked at the displays of "western" clothing in stores.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Fuyuko is pragmatic. Upon being summoned by Freya and tasked with killing Yuuki, the current bearer of the Jewel Hnoss, she pretends to comply to avoid direct confrontation, possibly fatal, with Freya, but when she finally arrives in Tokyo and meets up with Otsana and Shebi, and they give a straight report of the current situation, she knows this is a fool's errand and decides to ignore Freya's order and make the best of her time before the end.
  • Harmless Freezing: The cover of issue 14 has Yuuki locked up in a giant block of ice, presumably at Fuyuko's hands.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Having a fashion sense that's centuries out of date, she is completely unaware of the effect her "casual" clothing has on poor Haruki. Shebi and Otsana do, and they are clearly not pleased.
  • Like a Duck Takes to Water: Despite being locked in temporal limbo by Freya away from Japan for centuries, she masters on-line auction companies, and makes a very lucrative clothing/accessories business as a result, thus acclimating to modern Japan in a hurry, while Shebi and Otsana are so badly maladjusted that they wound up panhandling on the street when she encountered them.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: She doesn't know the full story of what's going on between Freya and Yuuki, just that two former Valkyries are panhandling in the middle of the street. Naturally, they only have nasty things to say regarding Yuuki.
  • Morton's Fork: Either she obeys Freya and winds up offending the rest of the Aesir, not to mention getting stripped by Yuuki, or honors Odin's wishes and faces Freya's wrath. She chooses neither, and goes with Otsana and Shebi to score some beer and chicks.
  • Purple Eyes: As a hint of her supernatural abilities, she has purple eyes.
  • Secretly Wealthy: She's loaded, as is revealed in chapter 14.9. She gives Haruki her rental payment, in cash, (although she did offer alternate forms of payment as well). Turns out she somehow has a very lucrative clothing and accessories crafting industry, despite not being in Japan for centuries.
  • Skewed Priorities: She's far more interested in beer and chicks than finding out why Freya's targeting Yuuki.

Norse Gods

    Hermod 

Hermod

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"So let's get this show on the road and kick some giant ass!"
Hermod is the god of messengers in the Norse pantheon. He sides with the Aesir, which is led by Odin. Hermod was sent to Midgard (the mortal realm) to find the new valkyrie. He decided that disguising himself as a magical girl DVD was the best way to find one.


  • Baleful Polymorph: Courtesy of Loki, he is forced to assume the form of a cat-like pet. Possibly a marmoset.
  • Ironic Hell: Hermod is shown in chapter 14 being stuck in a voice-mail automated menu.
  • Noodle Incident: Hermod apparently did something that Odin thinks is even dumber than the whole "exclusive magical girl dvd" incident. All we know for sure is that it apparently involved an oak tree.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: His idea of "training" Yuuki is just to throw him at monsters, without explanation, and then letting the poor boy figure it out on his own. Odin calls him out on this.

    Loki 
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"Gods, you're such idiots."

Loki

Loki was a giant who was found by Odin and his brothers. Despite their hatred of giants, they thought he was awesome, so Odin made Loki a blood brother, thus making him one of the Aesir. Currently Loki is chained under the earth with a snake dripping poison into his eyes because of the whole Balder incident. Loki's whole take on the incident was the that "the little snot had it coming to him." This defense didn't help him.Loki is able to project himself into the body of a stuffed white cat, so he is able once again wander Midgard. The knife he carries is for "little children and dogs that have the stones to pick [him] up."

  • Anything That Moves: According to Freyr, he even slept with monsters; though he seems to be reluctant to sleep with males.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: He does this once- "Excuse me, but for the sake of the viewers, can we make this battle not last 50 billion pages like the wolves battle?"
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He may looks like a mere pervert stuffed animal who acts goofy all the time, but he is able to match FREYA in a fight.
  • Dirty Old Man: He is one of the oldest beings in the universe, and yet one of the biggest perverts ever. According to himself, however, he looks quite handsome in his real form.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: He goes from being openly antagonistic against Yuuki to being... less openly antagonistic. He's been shown spying on Yuuki on behalf of Surtr, openly defending Yuuki from Freya, to then distract Freya by reminding her that Yuuki is her target so he can escape. All this just barely scratches the surface of his machinations.
    Loki:"He did WHAT? Man, shit's moving faster than I thought!"
  • Kid with the Leash: Subverted - it may look like this to a Gunnerkrigg Court reader because Loki can only manifest through a stuffed kitty that Yuuki owns, but Yuuki doesn't really have any control over him.
  • Killer Rabbit: A facet of the above - the doll may seem harmless, but it's still Loki...
  • Mr. Seahorse: In a nod to the original legends, Slepnir always calls Loki 'Mommy', much to the Trickster God's embarrassment.
  • The Mole: When he's not antagonizing Norse gods, or perving out around Yuuki, he's feeding intel to Surt.
  • Perverse Puppet: He is trapped in a stuffed animal (kinda). He's not really a villain after his first appearance, though.
  • Troll: Being Loki this is a given. He tends to go out of his way to piss off anyone as long as it amuses him.

    Odin 

Odin

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"Thor, really."
The King of The Norse Gods.

  • Big Good: Presumably. Unfortunately, he has no idea to undo what Hermod has done, and can't fix Yuuki immediately.
  • The Dreaded: That and being a Reasonable Authority Figure is enough to kill an escalating battle between Yuuki, Thor, Otsana and Shebi.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gave a much deserved one to Hermond for what the latter did, and failed to do, rearding Yuuki.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Calls Hermod out on not explaining things to Yuuki properly and tries to help all never raising his voice. Once he speaks personally to Yuuki he is very understanding of his situation and convinces him to help without resorting to force or threats at all.
  • Stealth Mentor: He sent the Auroch, Slepnir, and his ravens after Yuuki as tests.

    Thor 

Thor

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"Lightning. FUCK YEAH!"
Thor is an easy going sort who enjoys a good fight and loves to party. He used to hang out with Loki back in the day, but the whole "Balder incident" puts a damper on that. Though with Loki's current freedom, that may change.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: As with most depictions of Thor.
  • Did Not Think This Through: Several times. The first is when he makes a bet against a construction company regarding a repair/upgrade on Yuuki's house to accommodate him, Hermond, and Loki. This one could be justified by not being aware of modern construction equipment. The other more prominent example is when fighting a thoroughly, and rightly pissed-off Yuuki to stop him from absorbing Shebi's armor. He was doing well, for a while, but ends up throwing Yuuki at Shebi. It goes just like you'd expect.
  • Drop the Hammer: Well it's Thor after all.
  • Establishing Character Moment: When he's introduced Thor is polite and calmly asks about Yuuki's whereabouts. Once he finds him Thor starts his job of training Yuuki immediately... By launching a surprise attack and wrecking a cafe table.
  • Fun T-Shirt: His says "Lightning! FUCK YEAH!"
  • Gender Bender: Not in the comic itself, but he references an event from Norse mythology.
    Thor: Loki said I was cute...
    Freyr: Loki sleeps with monsters, Thor.
  • Lightning Bruiser: The guy is pretty beefy, but make no mistake: he is fast and can jump a stupidly long distance as well.
  • Made of Iron: Yuuki once threw him on a wall - literally - hard enough to crack it and Thor reacted more like if he was simply shoved aside.

    Freyr 

Freyr

Freya's twin brother and her complete opposite, Freyr opts for giving Yuuki a chance to become stronger. He allows Yuuki to stay in Alfheim where s/he can finish his/her training.

Giants

    Surt 

Surt

Surt is the leader of the fire giants and Muspellheim. He hates the Aesir for hunting his kind and forcing them to live on the fringes of the universe. He wants to get revenge and waits patiently from the edge of Muspellheim for his chance.
  • Evil Is Burning Hot: He is a fire giant, after all.
  • Freudian Excuse: A notable departure from Surt's usual Generic Doomsday Villain portrayal, this version of Surt actually has a reason for what he is trying to do; he hates the Aesir for hunting his kind and forcing them to live at the fringes of the universe. The fact that the Aesir like to throw rocks at them in their spare time doesn't help.

Creatures of Norse Myths

    The Auroch 

Myu Myu-chan/The Auroch

Myu Myu-chan the Auroch is the first beast that Yuuki faces. He is not so much dumb, but easily confused. As the large bull auroch, he is capable of destroying city blocks in a matter of seconds. But as a small "lawn-cow," he is capable of being run over by cars.

  • Sleep-Mode Size: He turns into a doll-sized calf when he isn't rampaging.
  • The Unintelligible: Myu-Myu-chan can only say "Myu", but the Norse gods are perfectly able to understand what he's saying. The humans in the cast, though, have absolutely no idea.

    Slepnir 

Slepnir

One of Loki's children. He always calls Loki "Mommy," despite Loki's annoyance, due to the fact that Loki gave birth to him.
  • Dumb Blond: He's a golden-furred horse, and only slightly smarter than a box of hammers.

    Huginn and Muninn 

Huginn and Muninn

Two crow beasts Yuuki has to fight. Much smarter than Slepnir (not that it takes much).
  • Clever Crows: They're insulted when Yuuki tries to trick them in the same way as she did to Slepnir.
  • I Have Your Wife: They grabbed and threatened Chiaki as part of Yuuki's "test." Yuuki figured out how to make Valkyrie wings on the fly and went after them, beating them handily in aerial combat.

Montrose Academy

    Chiaki 

Shuzaya Chiaki

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"All I want is to be the best friend of a magical girl!"

Shuzaya Chiaki has only one want in life: to be in a magical girl story. While this may seem silly, magical girls are everything to Chiaki. She believes that there are magical girls in this world. There just has to be. She doesn't know how right she is though.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Pretty much all female characters get this, but she is notable as an Invoked case, as Loki admits at some point he put her in a bikini for the sole sake of giving the viewers something to watch.
  • Motor Mouth: Only when she's worried sick about something/someone.
  • Muggle Best Friend: To Yuuki.
  • Nice Girl: This doesn't even begin to describe her. Chiaki is very supportive and caring of nearly everyone she meets and even after being Stood Up she couldn't bring herself to stay mad at Yuuki, especially after he has to vanish for weeks to avoid death threats.
  • Official Couple: With Yuuki, provided that Himuro Taki's role as the Romantic False Lead is played straight.
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians: Played with; she has an obvious crush on Yuuki, but is the only Muggle to know he was initially a boy. Yuuki did notice she was more interested in him since he had become a Magical Girl, still. Possibly a case of Single-Target Sexuality.
  • Stood Up: Yuuki accidentally did this to her.

    Taki 

Himuro Taki/aka Hrym, the Frost Giant

Himuro Taki is a student at Montrose Academy East, where he is a office worker some of the time. Taki likes Montrose Academy East because of its strange and varied curriculum (meaning he can study Norse mythology with no problem). He also likes girls who are strong and have something unique about them.
  • The Casanova: His return in chapter 14 confirms that he emotionally manipulates, exploits, and seduces women for his own benefit, including his female subordinates.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: He is the reason Yuuki questions his sexuality.
  • Glamor Failure: When he drops his glasses in front of Hermond.
  • God in Human Form: He's apparently a very high ranking Ice Giant, and appears to have murdered the real Taki and stolen his form.
  • The Mole: Is actually an Ice Giant in disguise.
  • The Smart Guy: On Norse lore. Pretty convenient that it's 100% real. There's a good reason for that. He's an Ice Giant in disguise.

Other

    Haruki 

Haruki

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The luckiest or unluckiest man alive.

A random Japanese man who Otsana and Shebi extort for food and board.
  • The Chew Toy: To Shebi and Otsana.
  • Covert Pervert: Well, he is a healthy, heterosexual guy, who through no fault of his own, now finds himself in the same house as three very attractive women. Of course, he's going to have "those thoughts" from time to time.
  • Hikikomori: He seems to be one of these.
  • Megane: He wears glasses.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: He visibily gets chills when Shebi and Otsana meet Fyuuko and then discuss going to his place to grab free booze, despite him being in his own home and none of the three of them nearby.
  • Resigned to the Call: He "lets" Otsana and Shebi invite Fuyuko over to live at his house because he knows he doesn't stand a chance against any one of them, let alone all three.
  • Unwanted Harem: It's not like he asked Shebi, Otsana, and Fuyuko to move into his home, and as of chapter 14.9, they've all started showing various levels of romantic interest, even Shebi mentions wanting to share his bed, for sleeping.
  • Weirdness Censor: Eventually. At first he's freaked out at Otsana transforming and forcing herself to live in his apartment. Later on he sees Otsana and Shebi transforming again and bolting out to fight and doesn't react beyond saying a cheery "Good luck".
  • What, Exactly, Is His Job?: He has been shown coming home from work in "episode 14.9," but the job itself has yet to be shown.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He thinks he's fallen into a harem anime... It stops being a case of "wrong" genre savvy when "Episode 14.9" rolls around.


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