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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.

* ActionGirl: Though he used to be a guy.
* AscendedFanboy: Parodied and deconstructed; despite being a MagicalGirl fan, Yuuki isn't really happy to have been forcefully turned into a woman and hired as a Valkyrie.
* {{Bishonen}}: He was this before his transformation.
* BloodKnight: When sufficiently provoked, Yuuki will mercilessly beat down people who annoy him and gets rather cross when they block or dodge his blows, and no, he does ''not'' let them retreat if he can help it.
* ChickMagnet: Chiaki, Taki, Loki, ''Freya''... the scary thing is, he seems to attract even more girls ''since'' his genderbent.
* CombatPragmatist: He's not above doing some morally questionable things, like using human shields. Then again, that "shield" was trying to kill him first.
* CombatTentacles: [[http://www.sgvy.com/archives/Edda11/Issue8/Page2.html Of ribbon]]
* DropTheHammer: His WeaponOfChoice, since his battle strategy has two modes: [[AttackAttackAttack Spam basic attacks]] or [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere claim that he never signed up for this anyway.]]
%%* EvenTheGirlsWantHer
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: [[http://www.sgvy.com/archives/Edda12/Issue7/Page4.html Here]]
* FastballSpecial: Yuuki throws Hermod at a pair of eternally hungry wolves at one point. Hermod had it coming.
* FirstLawOfGenderBending: When Hermod tells Yuuki he can't undo the gender bending.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Yuuki's rather squick-y costume manipulation involving the ribbon.]]
%%* GenderBender
* GenderBlenderName: The Japanese name Yuuki can be given to both boys and girls.
%%* GiantWaistRibbon
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Well, more like I just want to be a guy again, but still.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: In-Universe, he's the first valkyrie ''ever'' to realize he's nowhere near ready to fight Freya. She hates him for it, and wants him dead.
* MagicalGirl: Of the MagicalGirlWarrior variety.
* ManIFeelLikeAWoman: And takes it to its logical conclusion.
* MeaningfulName: Yuuki means "Courage".
* MinorLivingAlone: Yuuki does not know his mother, and his father's always "away on business."
%%* MiniDressOfPower
* {{Nosebleed}}: Combined with HighPressureBlood when Shebi holds him just a [[MarshmallowHell little too close,]] [[TheNudifier after having her armor stripped.]]
* TheNudifier: Yuuki's combat ribbons have the ability to strip the armor from any Valkyrie that comes after him, with the possible exception of Freya. This inevitably leaves the Valkyrie in question both an ordinary mortal and as naked as the day she was born.
* PaperThinDisguise: Come on, he's a MagicalGirl. Of ''course'' they're going to expose his face at all times.
* ParentalAbandonment: Yuuki does not know who his mother is, and his father is rarely in his life.
* PowerMakesYourHairGrow: His alter-ego, overlapping with LongHairIsFeminine. As per the usual case of the trope, it goes back to normal after he powers down. [[ExpositoryHairstyleChange Except for]] [[http://montrose.is/sgvy/archives/Edda12/Issue7/Page4.html that one time.]]
* PowerParasite: Yuuki is able to steal power [[spoiler:[[http://www.sgvy.com/archives/Edda12/Issue1/Page1.html from]] [[http://www.sgvy.com/archives/Edda12/Issue1/Page3.html Otsana]] [[http://www.sgvy.com/archives/Edda12/Issue4/Page1.html and]] [[http://www.sgvy.com/archives/Edda12/Issue4/Page2.html Shebi]]]]
* PowerPerversionPotential: He seems... [[LooksLikeSheIsEnjoyingIt very satisfied]] to [[spoiler: absorb others' armor.]]
* RageBreakingPoint: [[spoiler:He eventually loses it when, after forcefully turning him into a girl, ordering him to fight monsters, and providing him a TrainingFromHell, his Aesir "friends" try to kill him because they think he is a monster.]]
%%* RapunzelHair
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Yuuki does this in the chapter ''Game Changer'' in a way reminiscent of a SplitPersonalityTakeover. Or indeed in a way reminiscent to Freya's eyes when she was trying to kill Yuuki directly.
* RefusalOfTheCall: 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.
* ResignedToTheCall: 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 TrainingFromHell to stand a chance of dealing with the coming Ragnarok, not to mention the murderous Freya.
* SkewedPriorities: 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 LetsGetDangerous.
* TheSoCalledCoward: 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.''
* SuperGenderBender: Even provide the trope picture.
* ThongOfShielding: Yuuki mentions wearing a thong in the first instance his skirt rode upwards as a result of his combat actions.
* TongueTrauma: 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.)
%%* TransformationSequence
* WeakButSkilled: Yuuki continually impresses Thor and Hermod by [[InstantExpert quickly mastering abilities]] other Valkries never even knew they had, but since everyone else [[PronounTrouble 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.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: He even admits to the fact of having costumes. In a Flashback, [[http://montrose.is/sgvy/archives/Flashback/Issue1/Page2.html it fools]] [[http://montrose.is/sgvy/archives/Flashback/Issue1/Page3.html almost]] [[http://montrose.is/sgvy/archives/Flashback/Issue1/Page4.html everyone]] [[http://montrose.is/sgvy/archives/Flashback/Issue1/Page5.html except a young Chiaki]].
* WingedHumanoid: Once (s)he is able to summon Valkyrie wings.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: 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.
* WrongGenreSavvy: In the first chapters, he has a bad habit to think he is in an actual MagicalGirl story.



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.

* ActionGirl: She led an entire faction of them.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The leader of the Walkyries and the most powerful amongst them.
* AxCrazy: Yuuki calls her a "[[http://montrose.is/sgvy/archives/Edda14/Issue1/Page3.html psycho bitch]]".
-->'''Freyr:''' DON'T CALL...!
-->'''Odin:''' She's a psycho bitch. Freya... don't pay her too much mind, because she has clearly lost hers.
%%* {{Badass}}
* BlackComedyRape: Ah Freya. Ripping off Yuki's clothing and putting a finger up his/her skirt.
* BladeOnAStick: Her WeaponOfChoice.
%%* BrotherSisterIncest: With Freyr.
* DepravedBisexual: 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.
* DaddysGirl: Inverted; see above under AxCrazy. Odin has no patience for her.
* HairTriggerTemper: Which Loki gladfully exploited to trick her.
%%* JerkassGod
* MostCommonSuperpower: Most female characters in this webcomic have this, but she takes it UpToEleven.
%%* SlasherSmile
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Oh gosh... she hardly even ''wears'' anything to hide her panties.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: 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.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Threatened Otsana and Sheby with this. And very thinly implies this with Fuyuko as well.


!!Former Valkyries


%%Hilda was the valkyrie before Yuuki. She quit to marry her fiance, but probably just used marriage as an excuse. Even though she's no longer a valkyrie, she still wants to keep in touch with the Aesir.



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

* AllThereInTheManual: She and Shebi get backstory in a hard to find [[http://sketchbook.montroseacademy.com/sketches/20080309_learn.png bonus comic]].
* AnimalMotifs: The Wolf since she is a Berserker.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: She ''demanded'' that Yuuki release her, and he did, by stripping off her armor and dropping her to the ground, buck naked.
* TheBerserker: Since she is from The Days of Berserkers and "High Adventures," which would also explain her wolf motif.
%%* ButchLesbian
* FurBikini: Justified since she is a Berserker
%%* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
%%* TheLadette
* MaleGaze: 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.



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

* AmbiguouslyBrown: Apparently Egyptian.
%%* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: 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.
* MarshmallowHell: [[http://www.sgvy.com/archives/Edda12/Issue7/Page3.html Here]](Warning [=NSFW=])

[[folder: Fuyuko]]
!! 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.

* AnIcePerson: According to the cover of Issue 14, she apparently has ice or snow powers.
* AnimalMotif: She's associated with doves.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: 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.
* HarmlessFreezing: The cover of issue 14 has Yuuki locked up in a giant block of ice, presumably at Fuyuko's hands.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: 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. [[AbominationAccusationAttack Naturally, they only have nasty things to say regarding Yuuki.]]
* MortonsFork: 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. [[TakeAThirdOption She chooses neither, and goes with Otsana and Shebi to score some beer and chicks.]]
* PurpleEyes: As a hint of her supernatural abilities, she has purple eyes.
* SkewedPriorities: She's far more interested in beer and chicks than finding out why Freya's targeting Yuuki.


!!Norse Gods


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.

* BalefulPolymorph: Courtesy of Loki, he is forced to assume the form of a cat-like pet. Possibly a marmoset.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* IronicHell: Hermod is shown in chapter 14 being stuck in a voice-mail automated menu.
* NoodleIncident: 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.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: 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.
%%* TalkingAnimal



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."

* AnythingThatMoves: According to Freyr, he even slept with monsters; though he seems to be reluctant to sleep with males.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: 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?"
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: 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.
* DirtyOldMan: 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.
* HazyFeelTurn: 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!"
%%* IShallTauntYou
* KidWithTheLeash: Subverted - it may look like this to a ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' reader because Loki can only manifest through a stuffed kitty that Yuuki owns, but Yuuki doesn't really have any control over him.
* KillerRabbit: A facet of the above - the doll may seem harmless, but it's still Loki...
%%* KnifeNut
%%* LovableSexManiac
* MisterSeahorse: In a nod to the original legends, Slepnir always calls Loki 'Mommy', much to the {{Trickster}} God's embarrassment.
* TheMole: When he's not antagonizing Norse gods, or perving out around Yuuki, he's feeding intel to Surt.
* PerversePuppet: He is trapped in a stuffed animal (kinda). He's not really a villain after his first appearance, though.
%%* SnarkyNonHumanSidekick
%%* TheTrickster



The King of The Norse Gods.

%%* BadassBeard
%%* BadassGrandpa
* BigGood: Presumably. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, he has no idea to undo what Hermod has done, and can't fix Yuuki immediately]].
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gave a much deserved one to Hermond for what the latter did, and failed to do, rearding Yuuki.
* StealthMentor: [[spoiler:He sent the Auroch, Slepnir, and his ravens after Yuuki as tests.]]



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.
* BoisterousBruiser: As with most depictions of Thor.
* DidNotThinkThisThrough: 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.
* DropTheHammer: Well it's Thor after all.
* FunTShirt: His says "Lightning! Fuck Yeah!"
* GenderBender: 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.
%%* MentorArchetype: To Yuuki.
* TrainingFromHell: He subjects Yuuki to this.
* ShipperOnDeck: Ships Yuuki/Chiaki.
%%* ShockAndAwe
* SirSwearsAlot: His dialogue is peppered with profanity. Even his T-shirt says "Lightning! FUCK YEAH!"


%%Heimdall has the boring job of watching the Bifrost. He wants to be doing something else, but he's stuck there forever, or at least till the end of the world.



%%Tyr has nothing better to do with his time these days than to torment the giants, which is pretty fun. He's missing a hand because of his stupid stunt with Fenrir. Though you have to admit, that was pretty cool.



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.
%%* {{Bishonen}}
%%* BiTheWay
* BrotherSisterIncest: With Freya.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Is blonde, and one of the few Norse who has ''not'' given Yuuki just cause to want him dead.
* SacredHospitality: Under orders from Odin, he must take in and care for travelers. He won't abide PrettyFreeloaders, however. Otsana and Shebi found this out, the hard way.




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.
%%* BigBad
%%* BeardOfEvil
* EvilIsBurningHot: He is a fire giant, after all.
* FreudianExcuse: A notable departure from Surt's usual GenericDoomsdayVillain 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.
%%* HairTriggerTemper
%%* PlayingWithFire


!!Creatures of Norse Myths

[[folder: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.

* SleepModeSize: He turns into a doll-sized calf when he isn't rampaging.
* TheUnintelligible: 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.


%%[[folder:Geri and Freki]]
%%!!Geri and Freki

%%Two wolves that Yuuki faced.



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


[[folder:Huginn and Muninn]]
!!Huginn and Muninn

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


!!Montrose Academy

!!Shuzaya Chiaki

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.
* DamselInDistress: During the fight with the Crows and a short dream sequence.
%%* TheDitz
%%* GenkiGirl
%%* HairAntennae
* MsFanservice: 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.
* MuggleBestFriend: To Yuuki.
* OfficialCouple: With [[TheHero Yuuki]], provided that Himuro Taki's role as the RomanticFalseLead is played straight.
* SchoolgirlLesbians: 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 MagicalGirl, still. Possibly a case of SingleTargetSexuality.
* StoodUp: Yuuki accidentally did this to her.


!!Himuro Taki[[spoiler: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.
* TheCasanova: His return in chapter 14 confirms that he emotionally manipulates, exploits, and seduces women for his own benefit, including his female subordinates.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: He is '''the''' reason Yuuki questions his sexuality.
* GlamorFailure: When he drops his glasses in front of Hermond.
* GodInHumanForm: [[spoiler: He's apparently a very high ranking Ice Giant, and appears to have murdered the real Taki and stolen his form.]]
* TheMole: [[spoiler: Is actually an Ice Giant in disguise.]]
%%* NerdGlasses
* NoodleIncident: Just what did he do to Hermond in chapter 12?
%%* RomanticFalseLead: Seems on his way to be this. [[spoiler: Confirmed as of chapters 12 and 13. He's just spying on Yuuki.]]
* TheSmartGuy: On Norse lore. Pretty convenient that it's 100% real. [[spoiler: There's a good reason for that. He's an Ice Giant in disguise.]]




A random Japanese man who Otsana and Shebi extort for food and board.
* TheChewToy: To Shebi and Otsana.
* {{Hikikomori}}: He seems to be one of these.
* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: 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.
* ResignedToTheCall: 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.
* WrongGenreSavvy: He thinks he's fallen into a harem anime.



%%!!Blue Angel Jessie

%%A cosplayer/model/Valkyrie (it's not clear which). She's known for having rare figurines of herself, which people often fight over.


%%[[folder:The Otaku]]
%%!!The Otaku

%%* NoNameGiven
%%* {{Otaku}}: Duh.


%%!!Joe/Top-Hatted Cape Man

%%* ShoutOut: He did one of [[Franchise/SailorMoon Tuxedo Mask]]