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* CuteButPsycho: She has an unhealthy obsession with cutting flesh.

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* CuteButPsycho: CuteAndPsycho: She has an unhealthy obsession with cutting flesh.


A blonde drop-out in his late-teens with a penchant for street fights. Keita is introduced being set up to take the the fall for killing a guy for the yakuza. Under the guidance of the GM, Yotsuya thwarts the murder attempt and saves Keita and his family from the clutches of the yakuza.

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A blonde drop-out in his late-teens with a penchant for street fights. Keita is introduced being set up to take the the fall for killing a guy for the yakuza. Under the guidance of the GM, Yotsuya thwarts the murder attempt and saves Keita and his family from the clutches of the yakuza.

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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: In episode 12 he takes the form of a little girl so that he doesn't stand out when interacting with Yotsuya in his home world.


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* BenevolentGenie: If he thinks you're accidentally asking him a question that you didn't really intend to be your reward he'll ask you to clarify whether or not that's really the question you want answered before answering it.


* DrivenToSuicide: His dead-end corporate job drove him to attempt suicide just to try some sort of inconvenience for his employers. Fortunately, Yotsuya prevented this from taking.
* SoulCrushingDeskJob: Worked for as a programmer for a black company.
* WrongGenreSavvy: When he arrives in the game for the first time, Futashige thought he was going to be in a harem isekai with a cheat skill. He found out REAL quick how wrong he was.

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* DrivenToSuicide: His dead-end corporate job drove him to attempt suicide just to try to cause some sort of inconvenience for his employers. Fortunately, Yotsuya prevented this from taking.
* SoulCrushingDeskJob: Worked for as a programmer for a black company.
* WrongGenreSavvy: When he arrives in the game world for the first time, Futashige thought he was going to be in a harem isekai with a cheat skill. He found out REAL quick how wrong he was.


* TheStrategist: Glenda shows signs of being this. She was able to devise a plan to fool a cartel leader to letting her into letting her guard his daughter. Later, she was able to defend a location - and eventual defeat the cartel army - when she and the troops she was leading were severely outnumbered.

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* TheStrategist: Glenda shows signs of being this. She was able to devise a plan to fool a cartel leader to letting her into letting her guard his daughter. Later, she was able to defend a location from - and eventual eventually defeat - the cartel army - when she and the troops she was leading were severely outnumbered.outnumbered and outgunned.


* HeroicSelfDeprecation: He often comments that he will save or help people based on how strong or useful they are, almost always putting himself at the bottom of that list. After [[spoiler:committing his first murder, he also says that "anyone who is tricked into killing someone else deserves to die".]]



* TheOneGuy: For unexplained reasons, he's the only guy who was chosen by the GM to be whisked away to the alternate game-like world. All the rest are girls.

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* TheOneGuy: For unexplained reasons, In the first two missions, he's the only guy who was chosen by the GM to be whisked away to the alternate game-like world. All world, while the rest are girls.were girls.

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* TheseHandsHaveKilled: When he hears the AwfulTruth from the GM at the end of episode 11, he has an epic FreakOut about his actions in dealing with the Deokk soldiers he had a hand in killing back in episode 8.


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* AwfulTruth: Episode 11 ends with the GM revealing that the "game-like" world is a parallel world that split off from Earth that somehow had humans evolve on it 4.8 billion years ago.


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* CanNotSpitItOut: Part way through episode 10, she internally ponders the fact that she does have feelings for Yotsuya, but can't bring herself to act on them, since she believes it won't go well.

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* ShipperOnDeck: During the entirety of episode 9, she tries to get Kahvel and Yotsuya to hook up. Her efforts are AllForNothing.


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* AnArmAndALeg: At the end of episode 8, Kahvel waits in the shadows until he's sent a message back home telling the king that the "heroes" came at his group in a fit of vengeance for his actions that lead to her death in the labyrinth. Once the magic bird has taken off, she comes at him in a glorious TranquilFury, taking off all his limbs and asks AnyLastWords before taking his head too.


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* OffWithHisHead: Decapitated by Kahvel's sword.


An English-speaking young woman who travels and creates short films. Glenda is introduced by being prompted by the GM to meet Yotsuya and to "judge" him - as she filmed him. It is revealed that Glenda is an open lesbian, which has[[DarkAndTroubledPast caused issues with her family]].

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An English-speaking young woman who travels and creates short films. Glenda is introduced by being prompted by the GM to meet Yotsuya and to "judge" him - as she filmed him. It is revealed that Glenda is an open lesbian, which has[[DarkAndTroubledPast has [[DarkAndTroubledPast caused issues with her family]].


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[[folder: The GM]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:Hello, [Player Name] (hand on shoulder from behind). I will now explain the rules to.]] The entity that summons the cast to an alternate game-like world, gives out jobs by roulette, and quests.

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! Supporting Characters:

[[folder: The GM]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:Hello, [Player Name] (hand on shoulder from behind). I will now explain
[[folder:Glenda Carter]]

An English-speaking young woman who travels and creates short films. Glenda is introduced by being prompted by
the rules to.]] The entity GM to meet Yotsuya and to "judge" him - as she filmed him. It is revealed that summons the cast to Glenda is an alternate game-like world, gives out jobs by roulette, and quests.open lesbian, which has[[DarkAndTroubledPast caused issues with her family]].



* ExactWords: He considers the quests he gives to Yotsuya's party complete if whatever they do just happens to meet the criteria, as Yotsuya realizes when he wakes up out of his coma near the end of episode 7.
* {{Hypocrite}}: He apparently made it so that attacking other humans, [[CrimeOfSelfDefense even when they're the instigators]], would reduce experience gained to discourage such behavior, but he apparently has no issue with forcing the Heroes to help transport "heretic" prisoners to be executed, one of which is a child.
* LiteralGenie: He will answer the quest reward question exactly as it's asked. He does not grasp sarcasm or subtlety.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Since he only explains the ground rules, gives jobs via roulette, and assigns quests, and then just leaves, the quest party members tend to die, a lot, which might have been avoided if he actually answered questions, aside from the one question he answers when a quest reward.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: In episode 6, Yotsuya comes to the conclusion that the GM had them encounter the Deokk group just to see how the party would act.
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: At the end of episode two, Yotsuya asks the logical question AndThenWhat, once all the quests are completed. The GM provides a holographic video showing Tokyo being attacked by monsters with Yotsuya leading the defense.
* VerbalTic: The GM has an annoying habit of finishing a sentence missing the final syllable.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The reason he's kidnapping these kids and putting them through a NintendoHard alternate game-like world is to train them up to deal with an oncoming monster invasion into Tokyo, where millions of lives are at stake.

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* ExactWords: He considers AnAxeToGrind: Glenda gets the quests he gives to Yotsuya's party complete if whatever they do just happens to meet the criteria, as Yotsuya realizes when he wakes up out Warrior (axe) job.
* TheStrategist: Glenda shows signs
of his coma near the end of episode 7.
* {{Hypocrite}}: He apparently made it so that attacking other humans, [[CrimeOfSelfDefense even when they're the instigators]], would reduce experience gained to discourage such behavior, but he apparently has no issue with forcing the Heroes to help transport "heretic" prisoners to be executed, one of which is a child.
* LiteralGenie: He will answer the quest reward question exactly as it's asked. He does not grasp sarcasm or subtlety.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Since he only explains the ground rules, gives jobs via roulette, and assigns quests, and then just leaves, the quest party members tend to die, a lot, which might have been avoided if he actually answered questions, aside from the one question he answers when a quest reward.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: In episode 6, Yotsuya comes to the conclusion that the GM had them encounter the Deokk group just to see how the party would act.
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: At the end of episode two, Yotsuya asks the logical question AndThenWhat, once all the quests are completed. The GM provides a holographic video showing Tokyo
being attacked by monsters with Yotsuya this. She was able to devise a plan to fool a cartel leader to letting her into letting her guard his daughter. Later, she was able to defend a location - and eventual defeat the cartel army - when she and the troops she was leading were severely outnumbered.
* WalkingTheEarth: After leaving her home after coming out as a lesbian, Glenda now travels
the defense.
* VerbalTic: The GM has an annoying habit of finishing a sentence missing the final syllable.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The reason he's kidnapping these kids and putting them through a NintendoHard alternate game-like
world is to train them up to deal with an oncoming monster invasion into Tokyo, where millions of lives are at stake.making short films.



[[folder: Kahvel]]
--> Voiced by: Creator/ChiwaSaito (Japanese), Creator/CristinaValenzuela (English)
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[[caption-width-right:350:There's nothing I like more than cutting living flesh!]]A knight Yotsuya meets at a martial arts tournament he participates in so as to acquire horses to complete the GM's quest. She beats him in a matter of seconds.

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[[folder: Kahvel]]
--> Voiced by: Creator/ChiwaSaito (Japanese), Creator/CristinaValenzuela (English)
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[[caption-width-right:350:There's nothing I like more than cutting living flesh!]]A knight
[[folder:Futashige Habaki]]

A glasses-wearing otaku and a programmer that used to work for a black company. The current oldest member of the group, Futashige was introduced when
Yotsuya meets at a martial arts tournament he participates in so as to acquire horses to complete the GM's quest. She beats saved him in a matter of seconds.from committing suicide.



* AceCustom: Her sword Loikayeska is custom-ordered, costing 20 times the price of a regular sword, and can cut through necks like a hot knife through butter.
* BloodKnight: For bonus points, she's an actual knight. As seen in the image quote, her favorite activity is slicing living flesh.
* CulturalRebel: She does not want to be the "happy housewife" because then she won't be able to enjoy cutting through living flesh, so she begged her father to let her become a knight. He agreed to keep her happy and out of trouble.
* CuteButPsycho: She has an unhealthy obsession with cutting flesh.
* DorkKnight: From a distance, she's the epitome of a KnightInShiningArmor. Up close, she's as goofy as all get out.
* EveryoneHasStandards: BloodKnight obsessed with cutting she may be, but she's a genuinely dedicated Knight who takes clear issue with the actions of the Kingdom of Deokk, such as them executing people of the Asteros religion and their conquering of other regions and forcing their inhabitants into slavery.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[LightNovel/KonoSuba Darkness]]. Both are blond (though Kahvel's hair is darker) Noblewomen who became [[KnightInShiningArmor Knights In Shining Armor]] wielding {{BFS}}s, but also go against their Knightly visage by veering in a certain direction in the CombatSadomasochist scale, with Kahvel being a BloodKnight obsessed with cutting while Darkness is TooKinkyToTorture and intentionally chose to be a Tank since it give her more opportunities to experience pain. For added bonus, she's voiced by Creator/CristinaVee, who voices Darkness.
* AFriendInNeed: Without her help, there's no way Yotsuya would have managed to rescue the rest of his party from bandits, or finished the GM assigned quest to get to the other side of the country in less than 35 days.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Aside from her love of cutting live flesh, she's a dirty blonde and a good, kind woman who protects the innocent, helps the helpless, and is otherwise morally upstanding.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Gets stabbed by a Gargoyle and falls into the water below. She survives though.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Literally. She's a knight, wears shining armor, and also lives up to the trope by helping the helpless, rescuing innocents, and smiting the guilty.
* MentorArchetype: She takes up training Yotsuya's party in how to handle the sword. As tough as her training is, this is something they all really, really need.
* NormalFishInATinyPond: She reveals that her kingdom has a ranking system for it's Knights, 3,000 in total, and she ranks 70th. When the others note how impressive this is, she mentions that her father ranks 2nd while her older brother ranks 8th, meaning she's just average in the grand scheme of things. The main reason she's so ahead of the party in combat skill is because she simply has more experience.
* PragmaticHero: While she would very much love to rescue the "heretics" Kamilto and crew are planning to execute, preferably by slicing through Kamilto's squad, she'd rather not start a war with the Deokk empire, because her country would lose, handily. So she listens intently to Yotsuya's plan... which wound up making Kamilto [[FateWorseThanDeath wish he had died.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: After completely trouncing Yotsuya in the martial arts tournament, she had absolutely no obligation to help him, especially as a noble's daughter and a high-ranked knight. She could have blown him off, but instead heard him out, took him to her captain when he came forward with how his three friends were being held by bandits for ransom, and mounted a rescue operation with a contingent of knights and then asked to join his party on their journey and train them all in the way of the sword in lieu of a reward.
* RescueRomance: Hinted to have grown feelings for Kazuya after she fishes her out of a lake and heals her stab wound, passing out in the process. She actually comes close to kissing him in his unconscious state before the other girls walk in and see.
* SingleStrokeBattle: Dished one of these out to Yotsuya in the first round of the tournament, beheading him in seconds.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: She ''will'' kill Kamilto the next time she sees him in revenge for her innocent subordinates who died in the death-trap filled dungeon he lured them all into.

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* AceCustom: Her sword Loikayeska is custom-ordered, costing 20 times the price of a regular sword, and can cut through necks like a hot knife through butter.
* BloodKnight: For bonus points, she's an actual knight. As seen in the image quote, her favorite activity is slicing living flesh.
* CulturalRebel: She does not want to be the "happy housewife" because then she won't be able to enjoy cutting through living flesh, so she begged her father to let her become a knight.
BlowYouAway: He agreed to keep her happy and out of trouble.
* CuteButPsycho: She has an unhealthy obsession with cutting flesh.
* DorkKnight: From a distance, she's the epitome of a KnightInShiningArmor. Up close, she's as goofy as all get out.
* EveryoneHasStandards: BloodKnight obsessed with cutting she may be, but she's a genuinely dedicated Knight who takes clear issue with the actions of the Kingdom of Deokk, such as them executing people of the Asteros religion and their conquering of other regions and forcing their inhabitants into slavery.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[LightNovel/KonoSuba Darkness]]. Both are blond (though Kahvel's hair is darker) Noblewomen who became [[KnightInShiningArmor Knights In Shining Armor]] wielding {{BFS}}s, but
also go against their Knightly visage by veering in a certain direction in gets the CombatSadomasochist scale, with Kahvel being a BloodKnight obsessed with cutting while Darkness is TooKinkyToTorture and intentionally chose wizard (wind) job.
* DrivenToSuicide: His dead-end corporate job drove him
to be a Tank since it give her more opportunities attempt suicide just to experience pain. For added bonus, she's voiced by Creator/CristinaVee, who voices Darkness.
* AFriendInNeed: Without her help, there's no way
try some sort of inconvenience for his employers. Fortunately, Yotsuya would have managed to rescue the rest of his party prevented this from bandits, or finished the GM assigned quest to get to the other side of the country in less than 35 days.
taking.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Aside from her love of cutting live flesh, she's a dirty blonde and a good, kind woman who protects the innocent, helps the helpless, and is otherwise morally upstanding.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Gets stabbed by a Gargoyle and falls into the water below. She survives though.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Literally. She's a knight, wears shining armor, and also lives up to the trope by helping the helpless, rescuing innocents, and smiting the guilty.
* MentorArchetype: She takes up training Yotsuya's party in how to handle the sword. As tough as her training is, this is something they all really, really need.
* NormalFishInATinyPond: She reveals that her kingdom has a ranking system
SoulCrushingDeskJob: Worked for it's Knights, 3,000 in total, and she ranks 70th. as a programmer for a black company.
* WrongGenreSavvy:
When the others note how impressive this is, she mentions that her father ranks 2nd while her older brother ranks 8th, meaning she's just average he arrives in the grand scheme of things. The main reason she's so ahead of the party in combat skill is because she simply has more experience.
* PragmaticHero: While she would very much love to rescue the "heretics" Kamilto and crew are planning to execute, preferably by slicing through Kamilto's squad, she'd rather not start a war with the Deokk empire, because her country would lose, handily. So she listens intently to Yotsuya's plan... which wound up making Kamilto [[FateWorseThanDeath wish he had died.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: After completely trouncing Yotsuya in the martial arts tournament, she had absolutely no obligation to help him, especially as a noble's daughter and a high-ranked knight. She could have blown him off, but instead heard him out, took him to her captain when he came forward with how his three friends were being held by bandits
game for ransom, and mounted a rescue operation with a contingent of knights and then asked to join his party on their journey and train them all in the way of the sword in lieu of a reward.
* RescueRomance: Hinted to have grown feelings for Kazuya after she fishes her out of a lake and heals her stab wound, passing out in the process. She actually comes close to kissing him in his unconscious state before the other girls walk in and see.
* SingleStrokeBattle: Dished one of these out to Yotsuya in
the first round of the tournament, beheading him time, Futashige thought he was going to be in seconds.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: She ''will'' kill Kamilto the next time she sees him in revenge for her innocent subordinates who died in the death-trap filled dungeon
a harem isekai with a cheat skill. He found out REAL quick how wrong he lured them all into.was.



! Antagonists:

[[folder: Vice Corporal Kamilto]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:I can't understand a word you're saying, but I know you're insulting my king!]] The leader of a squad transporting a group of death-row condemned "criminal heretics" from the faith of Asteros. He and his group take an immediate dislike to Yotsuya's party despite being rescued in episode 5.

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Supporting Characters:

[[folder: Vice Corporal Kamilto]]
The GM]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:I can't understand a word you're saying, but I know you're insulting my king!]] The leader of a squad transporting a group of death-row condemned "criminal heretics" [[caption-width-right:350:Hello, [Player Name] (hand on shoulder from behind). I will now explain the faith of Asteros. He rules to.]] The entity that summons the cast to an alternate game-like world, gives out jobs by roulette, and his group take an immediate dislike to Yotsuya's party despite being rescued in episode 5.quests.



* AnAxToGrind: As an executioner of heretics, he wields a large axe and is hinted to know how to use it.
* AndThenWhat: Supposing that the war goes well and Deokk manages to conquer the continent, what's going to happen when there's no one else to enslave? How is the "god king" going to keep his oath to give the widows, orphans, and crippled war-veterans one free slave per household then?
* CulturalPosturing: As part of his introductions, he goes out of his way to insult Kahvel's nation of origin, thinking his larger country is inherently superior. Kahvel responds in kind.
* CycleOfRevenge: Nobody knows who started it, but for generations his "King worship" faction and the Asterious "God and King" faction have been locked in a blood-feud where both sides are constantly vying to destroy everything precious to each other, for generations, the final straw being the toppling of some statues belonging to revered legendary "heroes" and the burning of some "holy texts."
* DespairEventHorizon: Invoked. Yotsuya schemed to drive him and his men to despair in revenge for the murder of Kahvel's subordinates, to at least delay, if not stop, a pending war between Deokk and Kahvel's home country, the latter of which would lose, handily, and to rescue the three "heretic" prisoners. [[spoiler: Yotsuya made this guy's task impossible by replacing the missionaries with mannequins, used one of Kamilto's own men in place of the pastor, and set them all on fire, using vengeance for Kahvel and two of his team-mates trapped in the maze Kamilto himself lured them into as a pretext. Now Kamilto has to answer to his "beloved" king, who isn't going to take his failure lightly.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The narrative is an eerie match to Japan's dark history of persecution of Christianity. The emperor, worshipped as a god, saw Christianity as synonymous with "treason," and his followers put more and more pressure on the church until the church had enough and fought back, at which time Imperial decree called them "evil" and purges were undertaken, leaving no house safe.
* EnemyMine: The entirety of episode 6 involves him and his squad loathing the fact that they're being escorted by Yotsuya's party, especially Kahvel, but seeing as they needed to deliver their prisoners alive to Rodoboro, they had no choice but to accept the escort, especially Yotsuya's healing magic. Of course, at the very first opportunity, he betrays, tricks, and traps them in a labyrinth full of death-traps.
* TheFarmerAndTheViper: Seeing them in dire straits in episode 5, Yotsuya's party rushes in to help them fight off the [Kobold] werewolves. The moment the monsters are defeated, they begin angrily glaring at the heroes and Kahvel, and it only gets worse from there.
* FreudianExcuse: As a small child, his father came home from war badly and permanently crippled. It's only because his country's king gave the family of every badly crippled or killed war veteran one free slave that he and his surviving relatives managed to avoid starving to death in abysmal poverty.
* TheFundamentalist: He and his squad worship their sovereign king like a god and will respond with lethal force against anyone who disagrees, the very first chance they get.
* MoralMyopia: Attacking and declaring war with every other nation? Well, the king has good intentions, so it must be okay. The attacked nations dare to fight back? They're "evil" and must be completely conquered, the citizens enslaved. After all, how are the families of the crippled and killed soldiers expected to survive otherwise?
* PragmaticVillainy: He allows the Heroes party to accompany his company, but only because they need the prisoners alive for the execution and Yatsuya is the only one capable healing magic. [[SubvertedTrope He is however]] quick to betray them and leave them to die when Tokitate gives him and his Kingdom a ReasonYouSuckSpeech and the others do a poor job at hiding their agreement with her.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Starting with the current king, each household in Deokk is entitled to one slave for each household as spoils of war. While this was [[FreudianExcuse done by the king to prevent widespread poverty]], [[JerkassHasAPoint and while Yotsuya and Shindo admit it makes sense from a logical standpoint]], [[FreudianExcuseIsNoExcuse they still don't agree with them due to the]] MoralMyopia in their actions.
* TautologicalTemplar: Since he sees his king as an unflinchingly good man, then everything the king does must be unflinchingly good too, even if that includes conquering and enslaving every other country in the world.
* WithUsOrAgainstUs: If you're not openly cheering for the country of Deokk and its king, especially the goal of TakeOverTheWorld, you are "evil" and must be slain.

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* AnAxToGrind: As an executioner of heretics, he wields a large axe and is hinted to know how to use it.
* AndThenWhat: Supposing that
ExactWords: He considers the war goes well and Deokk manages quests he gives to conquer the continent, what's going to happen when there's no one else to enslave? How is the "god king" going to keep his oath to give the widows, orphans, and crippled war-veterans one free slave per household then?
* CulturalPosturing: As part of his introductions, he goes out of his way to insult Kahvel's nation of origin, thinking his larger country is inherently superior. Kahvel responds in kind.
* CycleOfRevenge: Nobody knows who started it, but for generations his "King worship" faction and the Asterious "God and King" faction have been locked in a blood-feud where both sides are constantly vying to destroy everything precious to each other, for generations, the final straw being the toppling of some statues belonging to revered legendary "heroes" and the burning of some "holy texts."
* DespairEventHorizon: Invoked. Yotsuya schemed to drive him and his men to despair in revenge for the murder of Kahvel's subordinates, to at least delay, if not stop, a pending war between Deokk and Kahvel's home country, the latter of which would lose, handily, and to rescue the three "heretic" prisoners. [[spoiler: Yotsuya made this guy's task impossible by replacing the missionaries with mannequins, used one of Kamilto's own men in place of the pastor, and set them all on fire, using vengeance for Kahvel and two of his team-mates trapped in the maze Kamilto himself lured them into as a pretext. Now Kamilto has to answer to his "beloved" king, who isn't going to take his failure lightly.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The narrative is an eerie match to Japan's dark history of persecution of Christianity. The emperor, worshipped as a god, saw Christianity as synonymous with "treason," and his followers put more and more pressure on the church until the church had enough and fought back, at which time Imperial decree called them "evil" and purges were undertaken, leaving no house safe.
* EnemyMine: The entirety of episode 6 involves him and his squad loathing the fact that they're being escorted by Yotsuya's party, especially Kahvel, but seeing as they needed to deliver their prisoners alive to Rodoboro, they had no choice but to accept the escort, especially Yotsuya's healing magic. Of course, at the very first opportunity, he betrays, tricks, and traps them in a labyrinth full of death-traps.
* TheFarmerAndTheViper: Seeing them in dire straits in episode 5,
Yotsuya's party rushes in to help them fight off the [Kobold] werewolves. The moment the monsters are defeated, complete if whatever they begin angrily glaring at do just happens to meet the heroes and Kahvel, and it only gets worse from there.
* FreudianExcuse: As a small child,
criteria, as Yotsuya realizes when he wakes up out of his father came home from war badly and permanently crippled. It's only because his country's king gave coma near the family end of every badly crippled or killed war veteran one free slave episode 7.
* {{Hypocrite}}: He apparently made it so
that he and his surviving relatives managed to avoid starving to death in abysmal poverty.
* TheFundamentalist: He and his squad worship their sovereign king like a god and will respond with lethal force against anyone who disagrees, the very first chance they get.
* MoralMyopia: Attacking and declaring war with every
attacking other nation? Well, humans, [[CrimeOfSelfDefense even when they're the king instigators]], would reduce experience gained to discourage such behavior, but he apparently has good intentions, so it must be okay. The attacked nations dare to fight back? They're "evil" and must be completely conquered, the citizens enslaved. After all, how are the families of the crippled and killed soldiers expected to survive otherwise?
* PragmaticVillainy: He allows
no issue with forcing the Heroes party to accompany his company, but only because they need the help transport "heretic" prisoners alive for to be executed, one of which is a child.
* LiteralGenie: He will answer
the execution and Yatsuya is the only one capable healing magic. [[SubvertedTrope quest reward question exactly as it's asked. He is however]] quick to betray them and leave them to die when Tokitate gives him and his Kingdom a ReasonYouSuckSpeech and the others do a poor job at hiding their agreement with her.
does not grasp sarcasm or subtlety.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Starting with the current king, each household in Deokk is entitled to one slave for each household as spoils of war. While this was [[FreudianExcuse done by the king to prevent widespread poverty]], [[JerkassHasAPoint and while Yotsuya and Shindo admit it makes sense from a logical standpoint]], [[FreudianExcuseIsNoExcuse they still don't agree with them due to the]] MoralMyopia in their actions.
* TautologicalTemplar:
PoorCommunicationKills: Since he sees his king as an unflinchingly good man, only explains the ground rules, gives jobs via roulette, and assigns quests, and then everything just leaves, the king does must be unflinchingly good too, even quest party members tend to die, a lot, which might have been avoided if he actually answered questions, aside from the one question he answers when a quest reward.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: In episode 6, Yotsuya comes to the conclusion
that includes conquering and enslaving every other country in the world.
* WithUsOrAgainstUs: If you're not openly cheering for
GM had them encounter the country of Deokk group just to see how the party would act.
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: At the end of episode two, Yotsuya asks the logical question AndThenWhat, once all the quests are completed. The GM provides a holographic video showing Tokyo being attacked by monsters with Yotsuya leading the defense.
* VerbalTic: The GM has an annoying habit of finishing a sentence missing the final syllable.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The reason he's kidnapping these kids
and its king, especially the goal putting them through a NintendoHard alternate game-like world is to train them up to deal with an oncoming monster invasion into Tokyo, where millions of TakeOverTheWorld, you lives are "evil" and must be slain.at stake.


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[[folder: Kahvel]]
--> Voiced by: Creator/ChiwaSaito (Japanese), Creator/CristinaValenzuela (English)
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kahvel_3.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:There's nothing I like more than cutting living flesh!]]A knight Yotsuya meets at a martial arts tournament he participates in so as to acquire horses to complete the GM's quest. She beats him in a matter of seconds.
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* AceCustom: Her sword Loikayeska is custom-ordered, costing 20 times the price of a regular sword, and can cut through necks like a hot knife through butter.
* BloodKnight: For bonus points, she's an actual knight. As seen in the image quote, her favorite activity is slicing living flesh.
* CulturalRebel: She does not want to be the "happy housewife" because then she won't be able to enjoy cutting through living flesh, so she begged her father to let her become a knight. He agreed to keep her happy and out of trouble.
* CuteButPsycho: She has an unhealthy obsession with cutting flesh.
* DorkKnight: From a distance, she's the epitome of a KnightInShiningArmor. Up close, she's as goofy as all get out.
* EveryoneHasStandards: BloodKnight obsessed with cutting she may be, but she's a genuinely dedicated Knight who takes clear issue with the actions of the Kingdom of Deokk, such as them executing people of the Asteros religion and their conquering of other regions and forcing their inhabitants into slavery.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[LightNovel/KonoSuba Darkness]]. Both are blond (though Kahvel's hair is darker) Noblewomen who became [[KnightInShiningArmor Knights In Shining Armor]] wielding {{BFS}}s, but also go against their Knightly visage by veering in a certain direction in the CombatSadomasochist scale, with Kahvel being a BloodKnight obsessed with cutting while Darkness is TooKinkyToTorture and intentionally chose to be a Tank since it give her more opportunities to experience pain. For added bonus, she's voiced by Creator/CristinaVee, who voices Darkness.
* AFriendInNeed: Without her help, there's no way Yotsuya would have managed to rescue the rest of his party from bandits, or finished the GM assigned quest to get to the other side of the country in less than 35 days.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Aside from her love of cutting live flesh, she's a dirty blonde and a good, kind woman who protects the innocent, helps the helpless, and is otherwise morally upstanding.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Gets stabbed by a Gargoyle and falls into the water below. She survives though.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Literally. She's a knight, wears shining armor, and also lives up to the trope by helping the helpless, rescuing innocents, and smiting the guilty.
* MentorArchetype: She takes up training Yotsuya's party in how to handle the sword. As tough as her training is, this is something they all really, really need.
* NormalFishInATinyPond: She reveals that her kingdom has a ranking system for it's Knights, 3,000 in total, and she ranks 70th. When the others note how impressive this is, she mentions that her father ranks 2nd while her older brother ranks 8th, meaning she's just average in the grand scheme of things. The main reason she's so ahead of the party in combat skill is because she simply has more experience.
* PragmaticHero: While she would very much love to rescue the "heretics" Kamilto and crew are planning to execute, preferably by slicing through Kamilto's squad, she'd rather not start a war with the Deokk empire, because her country would lose, handily. So she listens intently to Yotsuya's plan... which wound up making Kamilto [[FateWorseThanDeath wish he had died.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: After completely trouncing Yotsuya in the martial arts tournament, she had absolutely no obligation to help him, especially as a noble's daughter and a high-ranked knight. She could have blown him off, but instead heard him out, took him to her captain when he came forward with how his three friends were being held by bandits for ransom, and mounted a rescue operation with a contingent of knights and then asked to join his party on their journey and train them all in the way of the sword in lieu of a reward.
* RescueRomance: Hinted to have grown feelings for Kazuya after she fishes her out of a lake and heals her stab wound, passing out in the process. She actually comes close to kissing him in his unconscious state before the other girls walk in and see.
* SingleStrokeBattle: Dished one of these out to Yotsuya in the first round of the tournament, beheading him in seconds.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: She ''will'' kill Kamilto the next time she sees him in revenge for her innocent subordinates who died in the death-trap filled dungeon he lured them all into.
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! Antagonists:

[[folder: Vice Corporal Kamilto]]
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kamilto.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:I can't understand a word you're saying, but I know you're insulting my king!]] The leader of a squad transporting a group of death-row condemned "criminal heretics" from the faith of Asteros. He and his group take an immediate dislike to Yotsuya's party despite being rescued in episode 5.
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* AnAxToGrind: As an executioner of heretics, he wields a large axe and is hinted to know how to use it.
* AndThenWhat: Supposing that the war goes well and Deokk manages to conquer the continent, what's going to happen when there's no one else to enslave? How is the "god king" going to keep his oath to give the widows, orphans, and crippled war-veterans one free slave per household then?
* CulturalPosturing: As part of his introductions, he goes out of his way to insult Kahvel's nation of origin, thinking his larger country is inherently superior. Kahvel responds in kind.
* CycleOfRevenge: Nobody knows who started it, but for generations his "King worship" faction and the Asterious "God and King" faction have been locked in a blood-feud where both sides are constantly vying to destroy everything precious to each other, for generations, the final straw being the toppling of some statues belonging to revered legendary "heroes" and the burning of some "holy texts."
* DespairEventHorizon: Invoked. Yotsuya schemed to drive him and his men to despair in revenge for the murder of Kahvel's subordinates, to at least delay, if not stop, a pending war between Deokk and Kahvel's home country, the latter of which would lose, handily, and to rescue the three "heretic" prisoners. [[spoiler: Yotsuya made this guy's task impossible by replacing the missionaries with mannequins, used one of Kamilto's own men in place of the pastor, and set them all on fire, using vengeance for Kahvel and two of his team-mates trapped in the maze Kamilto himself lured them into as a pretext. Now Kamilto has to answer to his "beloved" king, who isn't going to take his failure lightly.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The narrative is an eerie match to Japan's dark history of persecution of Christianity. The emperor, worshipped as a god, saw Christianity as synonymous with "treason," and his followers put more and more pressure on the church until the church had enough and fought back, at which time Imperial decree called them "evil" and purges were undertaken, leaving no house safe.
* EnemyMine: The entirety of episode 6 involves him and his squad loathing the fact that they're being escorted by Yotsuya's party, especially Kahvel, but seeing as they needed to deliver their prisoners alive to Rodoboro, they had no choice but to accept the escort, especially Yotsuya's healing magic. Of course, at the very first opportunity, he betrays, tricks, and traps them in a labyrinth full of death-traps.
* TheFarmerAndTheViper: Seeing them in dire straits in episode 5, Yotsuya's party rushes in to help them fight off the [Kobold] werewolves. The moment the monsters are defeated, they begin angrily glaring at the heroes and Kahvel, and it only gets worse from there.
* FreudianExcuse: As a small child, his father came home from war badly and permanently crippled. It's only because his country's king gave the family of every badly crippled or killed war veteran one free slave that he and his surviving relatives managed to avoid starving to death in abysmal poverty.
* TheFundamentalist: He and his squad worship their sovereign king like a god and will respond with lethal force against anyone who disagrees, the very first chance they get.
* MoralMyopia: Attacking and declaring war with every other nation? Well, the king has good intentions, so it must be okay. The attacked nations dare to fight back? They're "evil" and must be completely conquered, the citizens enslaved. After all, how are the families of the crippled and killed soldiers expected to survive otherwise?
* PragmaticVillainy: He allows the Heroes party to accompany his company, but only because they need the prisoners alive for the execution and Yatsuya is the only one capable healing magic. [[SubvertedTrope He is however]] quick to betray them and leave them to die when Tokitate gives him and his Kingdom a ReasonYouSuckSpeech and the others do a poor job at hiding their agreement with her.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Starting with the current king, each household in Deokk is entitled to one slave for each household as spoils of war. While this was [[FreudianExcuse done by the king to prevent widespread poverty]], [[JerkassHasAPoint and while Yotsuya and Shindo admit it makes sense from a logical standpoint]], [[FreudianExcuseIsNoExcuse they still don't agree with them due to the]] MoralMyopia in their actions.
* TautologicalTemplar: Since he sees his king as an unflinchingly good man, then everything the king does must be unflinchingly good too, even if that includes conquering and enslaving every other country in the world.
* WithUsOrAgainstUs: If you're not openly cheering for the country of Deokk and its king, especially the goal of TakeOverTheWorld, you are "evil" and must be slain.
[[/folder]]


* BookDumb: Keita dropped-out of middle school, so he doesn't have the same level of knowledge as the other players. Although he makes up for it with his StreetSmart]].

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* BookDumb: Keita dropped-out of middle school, so he doesn't have the same level of knowledge as the other players. Although he makes up for it with his StreetSmart]].[[StreetSmart street smarts]].


! Supporting Characters:

[[folder: The GM]]
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gm.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Hello, [Player Name] (hand on shoulder from behind). I will now explain the rules to.]] The entity that summons the cast to an alternate game-like world, gives out jobs by roulette, and quests.

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! Supporting Characters:

[[folder: The GM]]
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gm.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Hello, [Player Name] (hand on shoulder
Keita Torii]]

A blonde drop-out in his late-teens with a penchant for street fights. Keita is introduced being set up to take the the fall for killing a guy for the yakuza. Under the guidance of the GM, Yotsuya thwarts the murder attempt and saves Keita and his family
from behind). I will now explain the rules to.]] The entity that summons clutches of the cast to an alternate game-like world, gives out jobs by roulette, and quests.yakuza.


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* BookDumb: Keita dropped-out of middle school, so he doesn't have the same level of knowledge as the other players. Although he makes up for it with his StreetSmart]].
* BladeOnAStick: He's gets the Warrior (spear) job.
* DeliveryGuy: When Keita's mother went into labor with no way to get help, a five-year-old Keita had to help deliver his younger brother.
* DumbMuscle: While not as dumb as other examples of this trope, Keita is still dumb and impulsive enough to forget the tips about fighting indoors within minutes of being told.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Yes, Keita is a bit of a thug, insensitive, and more than a bit violent - but he's also a great friend who does all he can for the team.
* StreetSmart: A product of his troubled background.
[[/folder]]

! Supporting Characters:

[[folder: The GM]]
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gm.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Hello, [Player Name] (hand on shoulder from behind). I will now explain the rules to.]] The entity that summons the cast to an alternate game-like world, gives out jobs by roulette, and quests.
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--> Voiced by: Creator/ChiwaSaito

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--> Voiced by: Creator/ChiwaSaitoCreator/ChiwaSaito (Japanese), Creator/CristinaValenzuela (English)



* {{Expy}}: Of [[LightNovel/KonoSuba Darkness]]. Both are blond (though Kahvel's hair is darker) Noblewomen who became [[KnightInShiningArmor Knights In Shining Armor]] wielding {{BFS}}s, but also go against their Knightly visage by veering in a certain direction in the CombatSadomasochist scale, with Kahvel being a BloodKnight obsessed with cutting while Darkness is TooKinkyToTorture and intentionally chose to be a Tank since it give her more opportunities to experience pain.

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* {{Expy}}: Of [[LightNovel/KonoSuba Darkness]]. Both are blond (though Kahvel's hair is darker) Noblewomen who became [[KnightInShiningArmor Knights In Shining Armor]] wielding {{BFS}}s, but also go against their Knightly visage by veering in a certain direction in the CombatSadomasochist scale, with Kahvel being a BloodKnight obsessed with cutting while Darkness is TooKinkyToTorture and intentionally chose to be a Tank since it give her more opportunities to experience pain. For added bonus, she's voiced by Creator/CristinaVee, who voices Darkness.

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* GivingThemTheStrip: [[spoiler: While escaping from Kamilto and his subordinate in their plan to free the "heretics", her cloak is grabbed, to which she responds by removing her mage outfit, forcing her to flee from them and jump through the fire Yotsuya started in her underwear before re-equiping it.]]


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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: [[spoiler: When Yotsuya explains his plan to get back at Kamilto and rescue his captives, she expresses concern about how the plan will require them to burn one of Kamilto's men alive, having uncertainties if they're really in a game world.]]


* DespairEventHorizon: Invoked. Yotsuya schemed to drive him and his men to despair in revenge for the murder of Kahvel's subordinates, to at least delay, if not stop, a pending war between Dokkel and Kahvel's home country, which would lose, handily, and to rescue the three "heretic" prisoners. [[spoiler: Yotsuya made this guy's task impossible by replacing the missionaries with mannequins, used one of Kamilto's own men in place of the pastor, and set them all on fire, using vengeance for Kahvel and two of his team-mates trapped in the maze Kamilto himself lured them into as a pretext. Now Kamilto has to answer to his "beloved" king, who isn't going to take his failure lightly.]]

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* DespairEventHorizon: Invoked. Yotsuya schemed to drive him and his men to despair in revenge for the murder of Kahvel's subordinates, to at least delay, if not stop, a pending war between Dokkel Deokk and Kahvel's home country, the latter of which would lose, handily, and to rescue the three "heretic" prisoners. [[spoiler: Yotsuya made this guy's task impossible by replacing the missionaries with mannequins, used one of Kamilto's own men in place of the pastor, and set them all on fire, using vengeance for Kahvel and two of his team-mates trapped in the maze Kamilto himself lured them into as a pretext. Now Kamilto has to answer to his "beloved" king, who isn't going to take his failure lightly.]]

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