Wagnard is an Evil Sorcerer who was kicked out of his wizard's academy for practicing the black arts. As a result, the egotistical Wagnard has decided to awaken the destroyer Goddess Kardis and cause The End of the World as We Know It largely out of nothing more than spite and a petty grudge. Wagnard uses many as pawns, leading to large scale battles and many deaths, to catch the pure-hearted priestess Neese, who is the reincarnation of Kardis' high priestess and potential avatar Naneel. Wagnard spares no effort in trying to murder her friends, and when he has Neese captive, subjects her to Cold-Blooded Torture to awaken Kardis within her. At the end, Wagnard expresses sheer glee in awakening Kardis to kill all that lives, solely so he can reign supreme in a "Kingdom of the Dead."
Legend of Crystaniaspinoff & The Chaos RingOVA: The evil god Barbas was one of the neutral gods who fled the war between light and darkness to the land of Crystania. Intending on conquering and subjugating the rest of Crystania and the world to his power, Barbas starts a war against all the other gods using his mortal followers against their own. Tricking the heroic King Ashram into giving Barbas his body, Barbas later annihilates a village of innocents and his own soldiers just to show young prince Redon his power. After Ashram is dead, Barbas's top general Garudi follows his plans to revive Barbas by killing countless innocents to destroy the mystical Chaos Rings, ending with Barbas's return. Declaring himself the only "true" God, Barbas kills several other Gods and begins raining death and destruction indiscriminately upon Crystania, obsessed with his own power and ego.
Ensemble Darkhorse: Lisa Ortiz's performance in Record of Lodoss War as Deedlit still stands out as one of the best performances in the anime. One of the Japanese producers' wife even favored her performance.
Neutral Evil: Karla, who has spent 500 years propping up the weaker side or backstabbing the stronger side so that no faction can ever achieve supremacy in Lodoss, without doing anything that would make the on and off warfare actually stop. This has resulted in more death and destruction than if she'd just done nothing and let one side, either one, actually win.
Subbing vs. Dubbing: The English dub often divides a lot of people; there are fans of the dub, to the point where they admit it's a favorite of theirs, while some others find it detestable. Still others think that there's a certain Narm Charm to it. Either way, Lisa Ortiz's Deedlit (her first role ever, incidentally) is considered one of its greatest assets. This is especially amusing given that Word of God is that they prefer the voices in the US dub of the OVA.
Two in episode 8. Immediately after the fight with Karla. Ghim sacrifices his life to free Leylia from Karla's control. His friends, naturally, are grieve-stricken by his death. Parn takes it especially hard. "Speak to me! Ghim! NOOOOOOOO!!!"
Then, instantly afterwards, Woodchuck is taken captive by Karla's circlet.
What Measure Is a Non-Badass?: Deedlit in the OVA is regarded a Faux Action Girl because she doesn't have any shining moments in combat. However, she gets a lot of done with shamanistic magic outside of combat: finding a way out of a trap in the pilot, guiding the group through the Forest Of No Return, protecting them from the hot air vents in the ancient fire dragon's lair, and guiding the others to Parm's location after he gets his ass handed to him by Wagnard.