A page about the characters that appear in the light novel series A Wild Last Boss Appeared.
The protagonist is a gamer from an MMO a few decades from now who was a top tier player in the game Exgate Online. His character was Ruphas Mafahl, a beautiful black winged flugel with massive popularity among the players as the unofficial last boss that took over the ingame world. After playing through a staged event where he was 'defeated' by his fellow guild mates, he was given a choice to take on a new role by Alovenus, the avatar for the game's administrators.
He instantly finds himself in the world of the game in Ruphas' body, several centuries after she was sealed. Due to a hero summoning gone wrong, the seal placed on her was broken. With the protagonist having no clue what else to do, he decides on gathering up Ruphas' minions and finding out if his guild mates, all of whom are now equally legendary figures, were also moved into the game.
But... the character of Ruphas isn't really as he remembered characterizing her at all. She took over the world through brutal conquest, but she's actually remembered somewhat fondly by the people? What's going on here? And what was she even after in the first place?
- The Ace: Between her natural charisma and power, she's easily this. In the real world, Ruphas' creator was this to Exgate Online as well as he was the first player ever to conquer the entire map of Midgard. He was so much of an ace that his character Ruphas ended up becoming a semi-canonical character as a result.
- Ambiguously Evil: She has a very mixed reputation among the population. Some look at her brutal methods, some look at her good results and everyone wonders what she was actually trying to achieve since she didn't seem interested in conquering itself.
- Ambiguous Gender Identity: Technically considers herself male, but is usually treated by the story as 100% female and doesn't mind being considered female even by people who know her origins and therefore don't need to be kept out of the loop. Which isn't even getting into Alovenus tampering with her identity to unknown effects.
- Amnesiac Dissonance: Aries and Libra are actually happy to see the 'new' Ruphas because they believe it's her natural personality: Without her memories holding her down, she's able to be the person she would be without a lifetime of trauma and hard decisions.
- Animal Motifs: Often associated with crows.
- Asexuality: Admits to Dina in a conversation that she basically lost her libido after becoming a woman.
- Benevolent Boss: To the Twelve Heavenly Stars. It doesn't matter to Ruphas if some like Aries and Aigokeros decided to side with the demons in order to take revenge against those who betrayed her even if she wouldn't actually approve. She's more than willing to forgive them for their mistakes due to their sheer loyalty.
- Beware the Nice Ones: While all the characters and the readers know she's overpowered, when she finally has a conversation with Sei he's surprised at how reasonable she is and thinks she's not so scary after all. Then she offhandedly punches a flood and sends it flying somehow, causing him to decide that yep, she's scary.
- Beyond the Impossible: The level cap is set at 1000, but she's much stronger than even normal level 1000s. This isn't the peak of her ability, either: level 3000 is... still not quite there, actually, but enough to stomp any character seen so far apart from Alovenus.
- Blood Knight: Very eager for a fight.
- Boobs of Steel: One of the strongest characters in the story, if not the strongest, with an equally impressive bust to match.
- Book Dumb: She doesn't consider herself very intelligent, but can easily pick up on the story foreshadowing as well as any reader or better. It may be Heroic Self-Deprecation, however, as she's also a master alchemist, general, king all around well balanced.
- Buxom Is Better: Her creator certainly thought so.
- Canon Immigrant: As mentioned in The Ace, Ruphas is this to the video-game "Exgate Online" as she became so wildly popular that even the developers decided to include her within the game's canon lore.
- Cool Big Sis: After recruiting her in place of her grandmother, Ruphas develops a protective attitude towards Virgo and seeks to help her grow into a confident young woman.
- Dark and Troubled Past: As a child, she was heavily persecuted by her fellow flugels due to having black wings. Suffering regularly from having rocks thrown at her or receiving beatings from her father. Interestingly enough, this wasn't a part of her creator's design. This, among several others, serves as moment of realization for Ruphas' creator that he wasn't simply transported into the game that he loved playing and also begs the question of what happened to the real Ruphas ever since he began inhabiting her body.
- Deadpan Snarker: A lot of her inner monologue is Ruphas constantly snarking at her surroundings. Particularly when it comes to the Twelve Heavenly Stars.
- Defeat Means Friendship: A number of her Twelve Heavenly Stars are rare monsters and/or event bosses that Ruphas' creator managed to successfully tame thanks to her Monster Taming skill.
- Does Not Know Her Own Strength: Played for laughs. When Sei decides to cooperate with her, he wonders in an omake how he's even going to speak to her while simultaneously avoiding having to prove his own strength, which is ridiculously inferior to hers. His mind races from scenarios of 'Prove your strength! ...Oh, he died' 'well done, kid, have a pat on the back! ...Oh, he died.'
- The Dreaded: Easily the most dreaded being in existence barring the Demon King. Hell, even the Demon King himself thinks of Ruphas as this as he and the Demon Tribe made a point to specifically avoid conflict with her.
- Even the Girls Want Her: Scorpius clearly does.
- Fallen Angel: Flugels gain discolored wings as they become tainted by the mana around them, which they consider to be quite ugly. With jet black wings, Ruphas looks horribly corrupted and hideous. It eventually becomes clear that she isn't even a flugel.
- Gender Bender: Ruphas' creator, who is male, is currently inhabiting the body of the Female Ruphas.
- Greed: As her creator finds out, the real Ruphas had a fetish for collecting treasures just for the sake of it. When taking goods from her tomb's treasury, she subconsciously begins collecting everything in sight and only stops after being scolded by Dina and Aries. Her creator theorizes that this is likely due to her impoverished childhood growing up, but no, she just likes shinies. She even compares herself to a crow because of this.
- The Good King: Although described as a tyrant whose conquest of the land was bloody, it's noted that her rule was just and fair. She even banned the white wing Flugels discrimination towards those with mixed-colored wings so that both sides could live together as equals. And as the world was united under her rule, wars between humanity were non-existent as well.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Doesn't consider herself very intelligent, but has proven quite clever and was a talented enough alchemist that Mizar worried she might one day surpass him.
- Honor Before Reason: Ruphas, during her days of conquest, never relied on surprise attacks and instead always announced her presence before commencing battle with her enemies.
- Invincible Hero: She basically does not struggle in fights. For the first two fights where she does, against the Demon King and Benetnash, it's noted that she actually shouldn't be and against the latter activates her super mode to start stomping again.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Critical memories have been hidden away until recalled by outside forces. She knows who she is, but not what was motivating her centuries ago.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Snippets from the past show that she was this during her and the Seven Heroes' adventuring days as she would often charge ahead without caring for the consequences much to exasperation of her companions.
- Limit Break: With the original Ruphas in control, she can temporarily raise her level to 3000 to show off her true ability. This means breaking outside the system the goddess put on the world, so only she and Benetnash have been shown to do this.
- Man, I Feel Like a Woman: Averted. While Ruphas' creator initially does feel the temptation to "test out" Ruphas' body, he knows it'd be an inappropriate thing to do to his beloved creation.
- Master of All: When using her limit break ability, she's shown to have level 200 in just about every class seen so far, including magic that would be barred to her if she were really a flugel.
- Megaton Punch: Can deliver devastating punches, and as well as kicks for that matter as seen in her fight against Aries. In fact, she's strong enough to punch and completely obliterate an enormous meteor being dropped on her by Dina.
- Morality Chain: To the Twelve Heavenly Stars. Under her command they once defended the people of Midgard from the Demon Tribe, but once she was taken down however that quickly change as some such as Aries eventually ended up turning on humanity due to their betrayal of her.
- Mundane Utility: One of her skills is the ability to create powerful golems that aid her in battle. She instead ends up using it to create an RV as a method of transportation. She later even gives it the ability to transform into a jet!
- Ms. Fanservice: Frequently described as being good looking and it shows. Her creator admits that he spent hours designing her to be this way.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Aside from her general reputation, her name is taken straight from two demons from the Ars Goetia.
- Nice Girl: Despite her reputation and history, she's actually quite kind, which can be seen in how she makes sure to treat Dina as well as she can when everyone else treats her like a joke. Of course, this only applies to her current life: Whatever she may have been like deep down in the past, her outward behavior was a little extreme to be called "nice."
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Merak reveals that "Ruphas Mafahl" isn't really Ruphas' actual name, but rather a name given to her meant to degrade her further in the eyes of flugels as its taken from Halphas and Malphas, two evil devils in the world of Midgard. He speculates that she likely has a different name but wasn't permitted to call herself that nor did Ruphas care to actually do so once she became an Overlord.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: The clothes that Megrez gives her doesn't really do much to actually disguise her aside from hiding her infamous black wings. The moment Aigokeros lays his eyes on her he immediately recognizes her. She's also forced to put up her hood when exploring Gjallarhorn since most flugels are likely to still remember her face due to being a Long-Lived race.
- Really 700 Years Old: Over 200 years old, though she spent the majority of that sealed away. This actually a racial trait of her species as flugels are able to live for over a thousand years.
- Red Baron: Known as the "Black Winged Supreme Overlord" to those who live in Midgard. To the players of Exgate Online, she's known as the "Wild Last Boss". The Demon Tribe also refers to Ruphas as "Alcor" which is a star that brings death.
- Shrouded in Myth: Despite there still being a large number of people who can still recognize her by face alone still living, not many people actually know a lot about her. This has made her a matter of fierce scholarly debate as to why she united all the humanoid nations under her name and whether or not she was a good ruler.
- Single Specimen Species: It's believed that she's not a flugel at all but rather a mutation of one into a new species. Humans are a mutation of flugel and the other races are all mutations of humans, meaning there's precedent for the idea. The idea among people who follow this theory is that flugels naturally shun darker wings because dark wings signify how close the person was to becoming such a mutation: Having become a new species, Ruphas no longer carries the punishment of the flugel race of being weak to mana in the air and, implicitly, being unable to use magic. However, since she's already at the level cap, there's no real way to test this. Unless she breaks the level cap, showing she actually has level 200 in some magic using classes.
- Spanner in the Works: She proved an obstacle to the goddess' plan to the world because not only was she strong enough to rival the demon king, but she's actually not even a flugel: The humanoid races besides the flugels are mutations of humans after being exposed to mana, but since mana makes flugels feel sick they can't possibly be mutations of another creature. Instead, Ruphas is to a flugel what a vampire or elf is to a human.
- Split Personality: The protagonist identifies as a gamer from Japan, but recognizes the existence of Ruphas still inside the body and knows he's slowly merging with her. Ruphas, on the other hand, refers to the protagonist as her sleeping self.
- Spotting the Thread: After Dina's suspicious behavior gets too much to bear, Ruphas pulls her aside and begins with the first obvious sign of her fake identity: She knows what a photo is in a world that hasn't invented the camera. Also, her personality is too quirky to be a character that Ruphas would have forgotten and the state of the tower doesn't match her story of 'I was waiting all this time for you!' Later, she recognizes that Dina's odd abilities and very specific set of elemental affinities means she's nearly guaranteed to not just be a player, but someone either related to the goddess or the goddess' avatar herself.
- Storm of Blades: One of her favorite methods of attack aside from punching and kicking.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Ruphas towards her late mother. The two are practically identical save for a few differences with the main one being that her mother had white wings.
- World's Strongest Woman: So much that even the Demon King fears her. It's later revealed that the current Ruphas is actually weaker than how she was prior to being sealed away.
Ruphas' first stop on her journey is her old home base, a massive tower that cannot be entered without the use of flight or someone inside letting you in. Inside, she finds a young woman that appears to have been a background NPC set by Ruphas during the game. Most of Ruphas' other companions only just barely remember her as a woman with no presence, though her personality is oddly lively for someone that always went unnoticed.
Despite her claims of having been a rather unnoticeable adviser, her strange and varied abilities, her suspicious behavior and her attention grabbing personality cast doubt upon her claims, leaving it unclear as to who or what she really is.
- Atrocious Alias: When introducing Dina to Scorpius, Libra calls her "Dina Background of the Background". She is not amused by this, especially when Scorpius takes it seriously and Ruphas decides to tease her for it.
- Butt-Monkey: Between being easily forgotten to constantly being frightened by certain situations, she's this.
- Colony Drop: Dawn Star. She uses this on Ruphas during their fight, and unlike others who can cast the spell Dina can accelerate the speed of impact thanks to her teleportation.
- Curtains Match The Windows: Blue hair and blue eyes.
- Double Agent: Following her fight with Ruphas, she's kept on as a spy into the Demon King's affairs while supposedly passing harmless information back. Eventually, she gives this role up, but still has an obvious connection to the goddess while seemingly doing nothing but helping Ruphas.
- Enigmatic Minion: Venus of the Seven Luminaries and Ruphas' trusted(ish) aide, but no one is entirely sure what she's after and even Ruphas sees that she's obviously connected to the goddess. However, in a private conversation, she seems to be genuinely grateful to Ruphas, implying she may not be a simply mole planted by Alovenus or the goddess herself.
- Fake Memories: Capable of inflicting this on others as seen when she does so against a team of adventurers in order to prevent Ruphas' true identity from being found out during Libra's recruitment. It turns out that this is why Ruphas and the others can't remember her at first, as Dina was never truly Ruphas' assistant and the moment they do remember her it's actually Dina using her abilities to insert her presence within their memories.
- Lovable Traitor: By the end of the arc involving Mars and Aries it's pretty clear that she's Venus of the Seven Luminaries and a traitor, but not even Ruphas cares much upon finding out. It's implied that even after supposedly devoting herself to Ruphas that she's still working on her own entirely separate goals: The Demon Lord knows she's a Double Agent but doesn't do a thing about it while Dinas' abilities on a larger scale are the same thing that caused the world to turn on Ruphas back in the day.
- Ms. Exposition: Part of her role in the story is explaining details about the modern world of Midgard to Ruphas.
- Nice Hat: As part of her cute secretary look.
- Non-Action Guy: Being an assistant, she doesn't really take part in any of the fighting. This is later turned on its head when she reveals her true identity as a level 1000 player who's able to keep up with Ruphas to a degree.
- Older Than They Look: She lived during the time of Ruphas' rule which easily makes her 200 years old. The reason why she's still alive is due to her elf-blood. This later turns out to be a lie as the "Dina" who served Ruphas had never existed at all.
- Perky Female Minion: Dina's dynamic with Ruphas is easily reminiscent of this, as she's quite perky and energetic compared to her mistress who is mostly serious and composed.
- The Reveal: It later turns out that she's Venus, one of the Seven Luminaries of the Demon Tribe. In addition to this, she's also revealed to be a player much like Ruphas (a beta player to be exact) who ended up being brought to Midgard as her avatar.
- Thinking Up Portals: One of her main assets is the ability to conjure up portals through the spell "Exgate". It allows her to teleport anything she wants to any location. She can even use it to redirect attacks should she choose to do so or even accelerate them such as Dawn Star during her battle with Ruphas.
- Unreliable Expositor: Ruphas gets most of her information about the world from her, but she's a pretty blatant double agent at the very least: Ruphas privately suspects that not only does she work for the demon king, but may also be an avatar of the goddess.
- Unskilled, but Strong: As Ruphas points out, while Dina is indeed a level 1000 player like herself she doesn't have the actual experience necessary to fully utilize her abilities due to being a beta player who only tested the game rather than truly challenging it.
- Welcome Back, Traitor: Ruphas considers it amusing to have a shady traitor serve her, so she welcomes Dina back without hesitation after stomping her in a fight.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has light blue hair.
After the first hero summoning accidentally unleashed Ruphas onto the world instead, the country of Laevatein tries once more to summon a hero, this time succeeding by summoning an ordinary Japanese high school student. Due to his natural heroism, he's somewhat afraid but willing to do everything in his power to save the world from the demon king and the newly freed overlord, Ruphas.
However, the moment he sets out on his journey, he witnesses an extremely high powered fight between the latter two that demoralizes the party. He also finds their conversation very odd and finds it difficult to accept Ruphas is completely unreasonable or a true threat to the world, instead choosing to investigate the situation and speak with her so he doesn't 'point his gun at the wrong person' and be a man his father can be proud of.
- Catch-22 Dilemma: If he wanted to defeat Ruphas, he'd need to be around level 1000 like her. You can't reach level 1000 in a mortal lifetime no matter how hard you try thanks to having scaling EXP costs and the reproduction rate of monsters. To get there, you need to consume golden apples, legendary and forbidden items that're packed with mana. The only source of golden apples is Ruphas. So to defeat Ruphas, he'd need to go to Ruphas and ask her to make the item that he needs to defeat her. Mhm, that'll go well. He considers this the second reason why attacking Ruphas would be stupid.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: He'll help anyone who asks for it or needs assistance. This is what allows him to be summoned when he hears a mysterious voice out of nowhere asking if he's willing to come help them.
- Deadpan Snarker: First seen when he describes Friedrich the Sword Saint as being no more than overgrown house cat thanks to his inability to speak and flighty behavior. He also notes that the usual cliche of female knights is that they're beautiful in addition to being strong, but when presented with the Lævateinn Knight Vice-Captain he refers to her as a female gorilla thanks to being an amazonian gonk.
- Fearless Fool: Specifically averted. This is what he considers courage, meaning he considers himself cowardly for proceeding despite his overwhelming fear. He knowingly walks into situations that could easily get him killed because it's the right thing to do.
- First-Person Smartass: Typically very polite and well mannered, but his inner monologue is quite sarcastic when it comes to evaluating his party. He compares a legendary swordmaster to a house cat while the female knight reminds him of a gorilla, though he's smart enough not to say either point aloud.
- Genre Savvy: He knows enough about isekai to get annoyed at how he has to level at the same rate as everyone else rather than get protagonist leveling cheats.
- Good Is Not Dumb: Despite his natural heroism, he doesn't blindly believe what he's told. He quickly finds himself doubting the goddess and the claims that Ruphas is the ultimate evil, earning Megrez' respect as a result. However, he also doesn't intend to blindly side with her without speaking to her first.
- The Heart: He quietly considers it his mission to not just be the biggest muscle in the group (eventually) but also to make sure the party doesn't make any moral mistakes and keep them together.
- The Hero: His actual class and his personality. He's utterly determined to do the right thing, not just be a giant lump of meat thrown at enemies to make them disappear. As such, after hearing Ruphas and the Demon King speak he concludes that Ruphas is not his enemy.
- Hero of Another Story: While Ruphas is the protagonist, Sei is the classic isekai protagonist just beginning his journey.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: He doesn't consider himself brave but rather a reckless fool for still being willing to face the Demon Lord despite knowing how out of his league he is. If he were truly reckless he would have failed to realize his inferiority and if he were a coward he would have left the party like Gantz' daughter.
- Magikarp Power: He's very weak at the moment and a threat to no one, but his starting class is the secret game breaker Hero, which normally requires eight hundred levels worth of four useless classes, meaning only someone who used paid items to level up four classes past their normal levels could usually unlock it. This would make them very weak, but then Hero has such massive growth that the only known example, Alioth, was still a top tier player. This causes Ruphas to go out of her way to protect him because he might be useful.
- Only Sane Man: His party is filled with aggressive and reckless fighters who don't bother asking important moral or tactical questions, leaving him to feel they're sure to screw up and do something irreversibly bad. This isn't their fault partially due to different values and partially due to implicit mind control on them, but it leads to a feeling of alienation.
- Ordinary High-School Student: Prior to arriving in Midgard he was nothing more than a normal high school student.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He refuses to just be dumb muscle and goes out of his way to speak to several experts and people that know Ruphas personally rather than just blindly assume she's a villain like his summoners would like. As the de facto leader of the hero party, this allows him to make at least a temporary alliance with Ruphas rather easily despite her reputation and her terrifying minions.
The Twelve Heavenly Stars
Ruphas' direct subordinates during her time as Overlord. Most of them are rare monsters or event bosses that Ruphas' creator was able to defeat and turn into her personal familiars due to her Monster Taming skill.
- Defeat Means Friendship: As already mentioned, most of them were subject to this.
- Theme Naming: Their names and titles are inspired from the Western Zodiac.
- Undying Loyalty: All of them towards Ruphas with the exception of Leon. Everything they do during the current story (such as Aries and Aigokeros siding with the Demon Tribe, Libra guarding her tomb, Parthenos kicking the flugels out from Vanaheimr) are all done out of sheer loyalty towards their mistress and anger towards those who betrayed her.
Aries of the Ram
A rainbow sheep, a legendary but extremely weak type of monster that only appears once every few centuries. It's fleece is more valuable than gold, so they're normally quickly hunted. By nature they are also quite timid and Aries is no exception: Upon being discovered by Ruphas, he simply waited for death without fighting back or fleeing until she taunted him into attacking her. Pleased, she took him under her wing.
He is overall likely the weakest of Ruphas' Twelve Heavenly Stars despite the great care she took in raising and strengthening him. His element is fire and his specialty is endurance battles relying on his regeneration to outlast the opponent. His personality is still timid and his human form looks like a cute young girl.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Has the ability to create earthquakes.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Thanks to the suggestion of Ruphas' old guildmate and friend, she ends up designing Aries' human form to look like a girl despite him being a boy.
- Grew a Spine: When Ruphas found him, he was resigned to be slaughtered for materials and lacked the nerve to fight back or even run away. Slightly amused, she baited him into attacking her before taking him in. Whether he fights or flees is his business, but he had to do something.
- Honor Before Reason: During the battle of Syvallin, rather than going for a surprise attack, Aries makes a point to use his earthquake ability to announce his presence and declare war to the people of Syvallin instead. It's noted by one character that this is because he's emulating Ruphas who did the same during her days of conquest.
- Innocently Insensitive: When meeting Dina for the first time. As she herself puts it, Aries can say the meanest of things with all the innocence of a child.
- Kaiju: His current rainbow sheep form is large enough to smash cities apart.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: After being tamed by Ruphas, Aries went from being a cute and cuddly rainbow sheep considered little more than a loot monster to a kaiju sized ram who could wipe out armies with ease.
- Master of None: He's considered to be among the weakest of the Twelve Heavenly Stars because he was such a weak creature originally that even Ruphas' personally raising the hell out of him can only do so much. His basic strategy is to weather the opponent's blows, regenerate and retaliate with Mesarthim for a Gradual Grinder approach, but his lack of HP, defense and supporting skills for this ability leaves him at a disadvantage against most opponents near or at his level.
- Not So Different: He relates himself with Virgo since Aries is considered to be the weakest of the 12.
- Older Than They Look: Despite his young effeminate looks and childish demeanor, Aries is at the very least over 200 years old.
- Stone Wall: One of his specialties, based on his high defense and powerful regeneration. In practice, however, he's still fundamentally a weak monster with weak basic abilities, so he's one of the weakest of the Heavenly Stars with his specialty just not matching up well against any opponent.
- Playing with Fire: He can cause heat waves around himself. He uses this ability to boil the dragon god defending Megrez' city slowly away to reduce its max HP and get around Megrez' healing ability.
Libra of the Scales
A golem crafted from treasures equipped to a mighty servant of the goddess Alovenus. Because she was crafted by the level 200 alchemist Mizar and because of special items used in her construction, she is well above the normal golem level cap of 600 and is Ruphas' highest level minion at level 910.
She has the highest damage capabilities of any of the Twelve Heavenly Stars, capable of firing a Brachium beam that deals fixed 99,999 damage to one or multiple targets once per day, which is enough to kill almost anyone in the world in the first strike. However, other than this, her combat capabilities are quite low, so any opponent that can survive the first attack is likely to be able to defeat her.
Supposedly emotionless, but clearly isn't.
- Achilles' Heel: As powerful a she is, level 910 to be exact, Libra is still a golem and thus lacks the ability to heal herself. As such, she has to rely on Ruphas in order to do so. Her skill Brachium Discharge also cannot be used in rapid succession, meaning that a well prepared party could likely take her on and win under the right circumstances.
- Arm Cannon: Her arm can transform into one.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: When not using its cannon function Libra can instead transform her hand into a laser blade.
- The Comically Serious: Thanks to being a golem.
- Crippling Overspecialization: She's a one trick pony: If the opponent can survive Brachium, she's probably going to lose the fight. However, having enough HP to survive the single shot is pretty rare.
- Implacable Woman: It doesn't matter where you hide or how far you run. The moment Libra decides to pursue a target, she will find you. One of the Seven Luminaries, Jupiter, finds this out hard.
- Macross Missile Massacre: Once Ruphas creates the necessary armaments Libra becomes capable of this.
- Robot Maid: Has this aesthetic and plays the role well.
- Shock and Awe: Her unique skill, Brachium Discharge, is her releasing powerful waves of electricity in order to roast her targets alive. It's also basically unblockable due to its 100% guard break attribute.
- Unblockable Attack: Brachium Discharge as mentioned above.
- The Worf Barrage: Brachium is effectively useless: Either she needs to take the opponent alive and therefore can't use it, or the opponent is so strong that a once per day 99,999 damage attack doesn't actually matter much. Ruphas and Leon both simply tank it without worry because they have far more HP than that.
Aigokeros of the Goat
Basically the devil himself. Aigokeros is a sadistic devil hailing from Helheim, a ruinous underworld connected to the primary world of Exgate Online. His abilities are well rounded but with no particular strengths. His role in combat is generally to be offensive support by use of illusions and status effects. His attribute is the Moon.
Highly intelligent, but also quite cruel. It's indicated that he was recruited by Ruphas so she could keep an eye on such a dangerous figure. His loyalty to her is absolute because he sees the raging mana surrounding her and considers her the ideal form of life. He's also surprisingly hot blooded and rash.
- Battle Butler: Has this aesthetic, perhaps as a way to complement Libra's maid motif.
- Cool Old Guy: He has the appearance of an elderly gentleman.
- Fighting Your Friend: Despite considering him a comrade, he tries to kill Aries when the latter tries to prevent him from taking vengeance on Merak and his kingdom for turning on Ruphas. This is quickly put to an end when Ruphas herself calls Aigokeros out which results in him turning into a sobbing wreck.
- Living Shadow: Has the ability to hide within the shadows of others such as his mistress.
- Hate Plague: One of his abilities is to amplify the negative emotions that people have within themselves. He uses this to help incite the white-wing and mixed-wing flugels against one another during his recruitment arc.
- Hot-Blooded: Despite his gentlemanly looks he's actually quite the hothead.
- Manly Tears: Ends up shooting geysers the moment Ruphas comes to confront him.
- More Than Mind Control: As mentioned in Hate Plague, he can amplify the negative emotions of others but as he reveals he can't really control them either. Even if he lifts the spell, his victims are still likely to act on their negativity because it was always there to begin with. Aigokeros simply gave them a push.
- Psycho Supporter: Totally loyal to Ruphas, but has a horrible grasp of what she actually wants. Like when Ruphas wants to capture Luna alive, he takes this as 'beat her to within an inch of her life and then drag what's left of her in front of the boss so that she can personally murder the small fry.' What would even be the point of that?
- Terrifying Rescuer: After Mercurius' power overdrive causes an unstoppable flood, most of the twelve stars present all turn into their kaiju forms. The only one who had a good reason to do so was Aigokeros, who turned giant in order to depower the flood by using up the ambient mana. However, given that this means a massive evil demon suddenly sprouted out of the mountain cackling about its evilness did not exactly reassure the observers.
- Token Evil Teammate: While few of Ruphas' team can be considered great people, Ruphas herself is well intentioned and most of her subordinates would generally keep to themselves, setting aside their grudges. Aigokeros, however, is every bit as demonic as he looks. He was more than willing to kill Aries after the latter gets in his way and only stops when Ruphas interferes. It's even noted that the only reason Aigokeros was even recruited into the Twelve Heavenly Stars was for the sole purpose of keeping him in check, with him becoming very loyal to Ruphas being an unexpected bonus.
Parthenos of the Maiden
One of the dungeon bosses of a special temple dedicated to the goddess, her role is to be defensive support in combat and is thus considered the weakest of the Twelve Heavenly Stars in a direct fight by far. She was once a servant of the goddess Alovenus until Ruphas dragged her out of the temple and forced her to see the true state of the world.
As the only human among the Twelve Heavenly Stars, she has a normal mortal lifespan and died a year before Ruphas' seal was released. However, her ghost continues to fulfill a certain secret mission set by Ruphas before her defeat. Her adopted granddaughter Virgo accompanies Ruphas in her stead.
- Barrier Maiden: It's through her power that the barrier that prevents people from entering Vanaheimr is held. Even in death as a ghost doesn't stop her from maintaining it in order to prevent the Heavenly Ouroboros that sleeps atop Vanaheimr from awakening.
- FaithHeel Turn: Inverted. She was a devoted believer of the goddess because her and the entire tribe of Aeneas (the original humans) had lived inside the goddess' temple for all their lives and thus were unable to see the true state of the world. Once Ruphas comes along she forces Parthenos to come along with her and see for herself the hellhole that the continent of Midgard had turned into, causing Parthenos to lose her faith in the goddess and willingly join Ruphas.
- Long-Lived: As her granddaughter confirms, Parthenos died only a year before Ruphas arrived at Vanaheimr. In other words, despite being human, she was able to live for over 200 years.
- Older Than They Look: After Ruphas finally arrives at Vanaheimr, she takes on the form of her younger self in order to greet her mistress. Both Ruphas and Virgo initially don't recognize her because of this as they expected an older Parthenos instead.
- Only Sane Woman: Is so far the only member of the Twelve Heavenly Stars to have not stirred up any trouble whatsoever. Even her kicking the flugels out of Vanaheimr was less about revenge and more about keeping them safe from the Heavenly Ouroboros under orders from Ruphas herself.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: Despite her death, she manages to come back via as a ghost and is still able to maintain the barrier that surround and protects Vanaheimr whenever needed.
- Support Party Member: Her main setup. As described in the narration, her ability to be one is so good even for a boss that it's basically cheating.
- Token Human: So far the only human out of the known Twelve Heavenly Stars. It's because of this that Ruphas couldn't believe that she was still alive as 200 years had already passed since her defeat by the Seven Heroes. As it turns out, she isn't.
- Undignified Death: As revealed by her granddaughter, she didn't die of old age. Rather, she ended up choking on a fruit of all things. Even Parthenos admits that it's an embarrassing way to go out.
A young white wing flugel and the adopted granddaughter of Parthenos. Due to her grandmother's death and subsequent revival as a ghost, she's nominated by Parthenos herself to take her place as a member of the Twelve Heavenly Stars. Though initially reluctant, she eventually accepts her role as the new "Maiden".
She's lacking in confidence due to being surrounded by freaks like Ruphas and Libra, but at a starting level of 300 she's most likely the strongest normal mortal alive and is on par with the Seven Luminaries, though she doesn't really realize this.
- The Baby of the Bunch: Between her age and level, she's this to the Twelve Heavenly Stars.
- Curtains Match the Window: Pink hair and eyes.
- The Cutie: She's rather sweet and kind, contrasting the rest of the party. She also has a very unassuming appearance. However, just as Sei is all geared up to protect her (not without at least some ulterior motives) he realizes she's way more capable of defending herself than he is.
- Girlish Pigtails: Ties her parts of hair into a set.
- Got Volunteered: Becomes part of the Twelve Heavenly Stars at her grandmother's insistence.
- Interspecies Adoption: She, a flugel, was adopted by the human Parthenos.
- Morality Pet: Ruphas is very fond of her and quite overprotective. This manifests in things like ordering the Suzuki golem to make sure no boys mess with her to not offering her golden apples, which would likely have negative effects on her or at least her children, should she ever have any.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: She has a timid personality and considers herself weak, but is over level 300 somehow. The trouble is that she compares herself to the likes of Ruphas and Libra, who are among the strongest people alive even including gods. She's baffled to find herself destroying the Dubhe monster hunting competition and eventually decides it must be filled with weak, small fry monsters.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: She has the looks and personality of a young teenage girl, but a quick examination of her stats by Ruphas reveals that she's at level 320. That puts her on a level above most individuals in Midgard barring the remaining Seven Heroes, the Twelve Heavenly Stars, the Demon King, and Ruphas herself.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: Pink hair and a nice girl at heart.
- Support Party Member: Much like her grandmother Virgo's skills are geared towards supporting her comrades from the rear.
- Unskilled, but Strong: She has very high basic abilities but her support based class and lack of experience means she struggles to face off against opponents who are at even half her level.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pink in her case.
Scorpius of the Scorpion
A scorpion type magical beast from a subset known as Emperor Berserk Scorpion. Her main specialty is wide area poison attacks and her element is Fire. At the start of the story she's allied with the demons in order to get revenge for Ruphas after the humanoid races betrayed her and is thus on her way to attack Blutgang after destroying the country founded by Phecda.
After Ruphas' supposed death, her hatred allowed her to surpass the normal level cap for tamed beasts of 800. These strong feelings fueled an unnatural rise in strength, but was her personality always this intense?
- Antiquated Linguistics: In Japanese she uses an archaic first person pronoun when she refers to herself as Ruphas' supposed mistress/lover.
- Beyond the Impossible: As familiars to Ruphas, the Twelve Heavenly Stars are all limited to level 800 at their maximum. However, through her sheer desire to take revenge, Scorpius eventually managed to reach level 900. Ruphas notes with incredulity at how that's even possible. The only other members to be stronger are Libra, who's at level 910 and a golem, and Leon, who is at level 1000 and he achieved that once he broke off his fealty towards Ruphas. She's actually being buffed by the goddess.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: She shouldn't normally be so... passionate... but her love for Ruphas was amplified by the goddess to put the two at odds with each other.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Her natural state isn't an obsessive murderer but rather just super clingy and prone to jealousy. Dina considers both to be yanderes but dislikes the violent type.
- Establishing Character Moment: Her first appearance in the novels almost immediately showcases her intense hatred for humanity and love for Ruphas. In the manga, she's also shown decimating a suburb of Blutgang with her poison all with a sadistic smile on her face.
- Kill Em All: Her plans for everyone who threatens her dear mistress.
- Poisonous Person: Her main specialty. It's stated that even her normal attacks are laced with poison, and that anyone who fights her needs to be prepared for a battle of endurance.
- Power Born of Madness: The true reason she gained a hundred levels is because the goddess has been buffing her while simultaneously manipulating her emotions.
- Psycho Lesbian: She's very fixated on Ruphas and refers to herself as her mistress. Ruphas is not exactly amused at her lesbian yandere admirer.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Towards humanity for turning on Ruphas, much more so than her comrades.
- Stripperiffic: Other than a cape, she only wears a corset and lingerie.
- Token Evil Teammate: Together with Aigokeros, the two are the only overtly villainous members among the Twelve Heavenly Stars.
- Yandere: Upon seeing Ruphas revived, her first action is an instant attack intending to cripple her master so she can capture her and keep her safe. This puzzles the party somewhat because she wasn't usually this bad before. Her normal behavior is extremely clingy and jealous, which Ruphas tolerates, but is otherwise fairly harmless. Unless separated from her.
Karkinos of the Crab
A crab magical beast from a subset known as King Crab. He's discovered with little fanfare in the mobile city of Blutgang while Ruphas' group is attempting to stop Scorpius. While his defensive abilities are extremely high, he's a bad match up for Scorpius due to his offensive capabilities mostly being limited to counter attacks, which don't work on status effects like poison. Despite this, even at level 800 his defenses surpass those of Ruphas herself and his counter attack is extremely powerful and hard to deal with.
His speech is strange and his personality is just as odd, but he's quite friendly and good looking. He's also fond of flirting with his master, to her mild annoyance and Libra's great anger. However, despite being teased by the others in the group for his limited usefulness he takes it all in stride.
- Badass Beard: His human form has a goatee and while he might not be as useful as the other Stars, he's still incredibly powerful.
- Crippling Overspecialization: He's considered the best when it comes to defense... and not much else. He doesn't really have any offensive options that match the wide scale destruction that some of his comrades can achieve and is considered the slowest among them as well. Aries and the others are quick to point this out much to his chagrin when he tries offering his support to Virgo if she needs it.
- Did Not Think This Through: After Ruphas' defeat he decided to work to gather more information in preparation for her return. His plan was to set up a restaurant and listen to whatever rumors flowed through the shop. A decent idea... setting aside that the place he set up was a city with almost zero trade with the outside world.
- Handsome Lech: His human form is noted to be good looking and he constantly tries to hit on Ruphas to no avail.
- Large Ham: His elegant looks are ruined the moment he opens his mouth due to his eccentric behavior and dramatic attitude.
- Stone Wall: His main specialty, as showcased when in his fight against his Scorpius where her attacks fail to even scratch his shell.
- Strange-Syntax Speaker: His speech is a weird mishmash of Japanese and Engrish.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With his comrades from the Twelve Stars in general. Most of them don't hesitate to poke fun at him and Libra often threatens him with physical violence whenever he makes moves on Ruphas. Karkinos for his part takes it all in stride.
Leon of the Lion
The strongest among the Twelve Heavenly Stars and the only one of them to renounce his former supposed loyalty to her, thus he has regained his former level of 1000. He is the strongest magical beast and is on par with Ruphas herself or slightly below. Currently, he is in conflict with Ruphas' rival Benetnash as the two fight for supremacy.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Thinks he's hot shit, but he's just a big rampaging animal that totally fails to realize that Benetnash would kick his ass and can't accept his inferiority to Ruphas.
- Blood Knight: Considering his desire to take down Ruphas himself, he's definitely this. It's also revealed by Libra that both he's in a constant war with Benetnash as she's the only one capable of taking him on barring Ruphas and the Demon King.
- The Brute: Extremely aggressive and brash with a tendency to try to muscle through problems that need a more indirect approach.
- Foil: While he and Benetnash superficially seem similar, at heart they contrast in just about every way. Both were born far stronger than their kind normally are, carry an intense desire to prove themselves against Ruphas and secretly acknowledge their inferiority. However, how they respond to that varies.
- Benetnash doesn't even feel like she's the same species as the other vampires. However, while she does feel they're lower lifeforms, she's still intensely protective of them and they're very loyal to her as a result. Also, her 'grudge' against Ruphas is born out of a kind of twisted love and gives her life purpose in itself. She also has too much pride to allow the goddess to interfere in her battle, believing that if she can't win with her own abilities then dying is perfectly fine.
- Leon, by contrast, views other magical beasts as food or toys and while they did gather around him, he doesn't actually know why. His desire to defeat Ruphas is also related to his wounded pride in not being the strongest. When she'd been gone awhile, he eventually stopped caring because he just wanted to be top dog. When getting his ass kicked by the Twelve Heavenly Stars, he accepts the goddess' offer for power because he has no pride in the way that Benetnash does, only wanting to be the winner.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: The rest of the Twelve Heavenly Stars have always disliked him for obviously being The Starscream and having no true loyalty to Ruphas. As a result, when he openly rebels they seem to relish the chance to kill him.
- He-Man Woman Hater: Seems to particularly hate Ruphas not just for being stronger than him, but also for being female and having the gall to be stronger than him despite this.
- Hypocrite: Believes in Might Makes Right, but when Ruphas kicked his ass he refused to accept that he could possibly be weaker than her.
- In Love with Your Carnage: Admits that he has a "hard on" after sensing Ruphas' fight with the Demon King from far away. He even muses if she's trying to charm him.
- Kaiju: His real form is described as being even bigger than Aries.
- King of Beasts: A lion themed magical beast who's considered the strongest magical beast in Midgard.
- No-Sell: Tanks Scorpius' deadliest poison and a Brachium to the face to little apparent effect, though he dodges Mesarthim since it's a percentage based attack and would actually hurt him quite a bit. This turns out to be a very stupid move: The poison is still working on him and he took the damage from Brachium head on, which end up letting him get his ass kicked.
- Punch! Punch! Punch! Uh Oh...: Karkinos serves as his natural counter and is able to deal heavy counter damage: Leon beats on him for awhile only for the attack to be reflected back. The sheer difference in specs means Leon would win eventually, but he only ends up bloodying himself after Dina heals him back up.
- The Starscream: Much like with Benetnash, it's noted that the only reason he even joined Ruphas was just so he could have a chance to take her on personally after she subjugated him. After her initial defeat, he's so far the only one among the Twelve Heavenly Stars to have completely forsaken his loyalty towards his mistress, returning him to his original level of 1000.
Sagittarius of the Archer
Officially known as a magical beast, the centaur Sagittarius is one of Ruphas' more calm, tactical and intelligent followers. He specializes in long ranged attacks and traps, making him an opponent few would want to go up against. He is supposedly working for Leon to promote the rights of humanoids such as centaur, lamia and bugkin that are officially known as magical beasts because other humanoids think they're ugly.
- Archer Archetype: Very calm and clever.
- Cool Old Guy: Contrasts with much of the rest of the party by being a fairly plain or even unattractive old guy rather than being young, pretty or at least elegant.
- Enigmatic Minion: Everyone finds it very odd that he would be working with Leon to aid "magical beasts." Not because he wouldn't believe in the cause, but because he would surely know that Leon is too stupid and aggressive to pull it off. It's also considered odd that he would announce this to Ruphas' party because if he'd left well enough alone they might not have found out so soon at the very least.
The Seven Heroes
A group that Ruphas remembers as her fellow guild mates back in the game. After Ruphas achieved hegemony, there was n event where they overthrew her because the game was kind of boring with only one nation around. In the world the protagonist finds themselves in, they are famed heroes who overthrew a tyrant. However, their legacy is fiercely contested by some.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: The reason they turned on Ruphas? It was Alovenus messing with their heads at the time.
- Dwindling Party: Out of the original seven, only three of them remain. The others have already passed on due to age.
- Handicapped Badass: After their failure to defeat the Demon King each of them were cursed by him and had part of their bodies disabled, lowering their overall level and stats by half as a result. They're still pretty much of the strongest fighters in existence regardless. Benetnash is the exception to this however.
- Founder of the Kingdom: After defeating Ruphas, all seven ended up raising kingdoms themselves.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Historians note that their overthrowing of Ruphas during a time when humanity was still at war with the Demons was one of the biggest mistakes that they could have ever made. With the her gone, the Demon Tribe decided to invade soon afterwards as they no longer had to fear Ruphas' presence. This allows them to capture over 60% of Midgard, turning 10% uninhabitable, and with the remaining 30% being left to humanity, and even then the latter are slowly losing ground with time.
The Elven Sage-King who founded the Kingdom of Syvallin. By the time Ruphas and company meet him he has already retired from the position of King and has delegated his former duties to others. Despite that, he still helps cater to several matters within the kingdom due to his reputation. He personally commands the golem that defends the city, a massive dragon made of water.
Having been defeated by the demon lord, his legs are almost completely paralyzed and his level has been cut in half. His personality is self loathing and full of regret.
- Handicapped Badass: In his case, he lost the ability to use his legs. Still doesn't stop him from trying to take on Aries with just his familiar.
- Making a Splash: His familiar Levia is a serpentine like being made out of pure water and becomes more powerful the more water there is. Conversely, it becomes weaker when there isn't.
- My God, What Have I Done?: He deeply regrets taking down Ruphas with the rest of his old companions as it resulted in the invasion of the Demon Tribe and 60% of Midgard being conquered by them. Even worse for him is that he can't even openly express these feelings to anyone else due to his position. He eventually gets over this after reuniting with Ruphas and she tells him to hold himself with pride once more.
- Retired Badass: Had already retired from his duties as King years before Ruphas' revival. It's noted that him retiring so early despite being an elf is what caused the current level of corruption in Syvallin in the first place as his successors all turned out to be incompetent.
- Stoic Spectacles: Wears glasses by the time Ruphas meets him and is generally keeps a composed demeanor. Also serves as a way to differentiate him from the idealistic youth that he used to be to the guilt ridden cynic that he has become years after overthrowing Ruphas.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Flashbacks show that Megrez was once an idealistic young man who wished for elves to be able to raise kingdoms of their own much like the other races. While he did get his wish, it ended up being run by corrupt government officials. This, together with his part in Ruphas' downfall, turns him into a cynical and self-loathing man by the time Ruphas reunites with him.
The Sky King of the flugel race, a man born to be king. The city he rules over was once the city exclusive to the darkened wing members of the flugels, but he accepted the white winged refugees after Parthenos booted them out of their ancestral home. His personality is timid and he cannot bring himself to take a decisive stand in the conflict between the two groups, so they're at near open conflict at the start of the story.
He himself is the primary defense of the city of Gjallarhorn, which is achieved through his high level and Coercion skill: Any enemy at or below half of his own level will be instantly paralyzed by fear, making it impossible to invade by army. He lost one of his wings to the Demon King when the seven heroes faced off against him.
- Death Glare: Capable of giving one thanks to the racial skill of the Flugels. He directs a terrifying one towards the white-wing flugels responsible for bringing Jupiter to Gjallarhorn as he reprimands them for their foolishness and for taking advantage of his kindness in allowing them to stay in Gjallarhorn after Vanaheimr was taken over by Parthenos.
- Grew a Spine: After being scolded by Ruphas for his weak-willed behavior, Merak takes to heart her words and finally begins to act like the king that he's supposed to be after years of self-loathing.
- Handicapped Badass: In Merak's case he lost one of his wings and thus the ability to fly. As with Megrez however, this doesn't mean he's completely helpless as he's still a level 500 veteran.
- My God, What Have I Done?: More so than Megrez. While Megrez is also regretful for his part in Ruphas' downfall over 200 years ago, it's noted that Merak is so full of guilt that he's likely to eventually die of stress one day unless something is done. Thankfully, he's eventually able to move forward with his life once Ruphas talks to him.
- Nice Guy: He's said to be the most gentle among the Seven Heroes. Deconstructed in that because of how gentle he is he ends up being taken advantage of by the white-wing flugels and has become a weak willed man by nature due to his guilt over what happened with Ruphas.
- Irony: As noted by Ruphas herself, he's the king of the flugels (a race capable of flying) yet he himself is no longer able to fly. It's noted that he could still fly via magic, but it won't be the same as flying with his actual wings.
- Reluctant Ruler: As Merak admits, the only reason he's even a king is because he was born into it and considers Ruphas to be a much better fit as a ruler.
The Sword-King who founded the Kingdom of Lævateinn and former leader of the Seven Heroes. He has long since passed away by the time the story begins. Having lost his sight and therefore the ability to fight, he used the Soul Succession technique to apply a powerful barrier to the kingdom that persists even after his death.
Also known as Nose Pasta for his poorly chosen stakes in a bet with Ruphas.
- Butt-Monkey: Snippets in the novels show that Alioth was pretty much this to his party mostly thanks to Ruphas. He gets an Embarrassing Nickname because of her, once fell into a pit trap because of her, got hit by an arrow trap because of her, and even ended up the receiving end of Dempsey Roll from a Golem after Ruphas evaded. Poor guy had it rough.
- Embarrassing Nickname: "Nose Pasta" courtesy of Ruphas. He got it thanks to a bet between them that he'd eat pasta through his nose should Ruphas succeed in conquering the world. Little did Alioth know that Ruphas would actually pull it off.
- Eye Scream: Lost both of his eyes during the battle against the Demon King.
- Field Power Effect: Capable of performing one through the use Soul Succession, a barrier skill exclusive to the Hero-class that drastically enhances the abilities of surrounding allies and subsequently weaken enemies as well during a battle and will last until it is over. However, the price of using it is the user's death. In the world of Midgard, this means a Final Death.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: A given considering the name of his class.
- Heroic Sacrifice: As mentioned in Field Power Effect, the price of using Soul Succession is the life of the user. With both his eyes useless after his lost to the Demon King, Alioth decides to cast Soul Succession on the entire Kingdom of Lævateinn as his final act in order to protect its future. Even 200 years later the barrier still remains with Ruphas noting that even in death Alioth is still protecting his kingdom.
- The Leader: Of the Seven Heroes.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Being human, Alioth didn't really have any special advantages the way his comrades did. He also started with the Vanguard-class which had weak stat growths. However, through his use of it, Alioth became the first to unlock the secret Hero-class. Through its amazing stat growths and skills, he quickly became one of the best players in Exgate Online. It's because of this that Ruphas initially guesses that the Demon Tribe will try to go after Sei, who's also of the Hero-class, in order to prevent him from becoming like Alioth.
- Token Human: The only human among the Seven Heroes.
- Posthumous Character: Long dead by the time Ruphas revives.
The Vampire Princess and founder of the Kingdom of Mjolnir. She is the final surviving member of the Seven Heroes and as well as being their strongest member as she was not cursed by the demon king. She considers her rival to be Ruphas and is overjoyed at the chance to fight her once more and have a conclusive ending to their relationship. Her country is currently locked in combat with the army of Leon, though she does not take him seriously.
- Blood Knight: More than eager for a challenge. She welcomes the idea of Ruphas being revived just so she could have a rematch with her former guild leader. She's also noted to be at constant war with Leon as one of the few individuals who could actually threaten each other.
- Field Power Bonus: During her fight with Ruphas, she dispels the eternal night spell over the city of Mjolnir, both allowing her to restore the energy spent on it and allowing the light of the full moon to shine on her, increasing her power.
- Hard Work Hardly Works: Averted. It's eventually noted that while all the other heroes consumed golden apples to reach level 1000, Benetnash got there through sheer stubbornness and feelings of rivalry towards Ruphas. Note that going from 500-600 is said to require depopulating an entire continent of monsters and to suffer further diminishing returns after that.
- Heroic Neutral: Mjolnir serves as the bulwark against the forces of the demons, but only because they assume she's hostile towards them and choose not to detour around her. She fights back when attacked, but otherwise just ignores the rest of the world.
- Limit Break: Her real level is 1500 and can be activated for brief periods at a time. Notably, she's actually hit level 400 in one class.
- Older Than They Look: Centuries old yet her appearance is that of a 14 year old girl.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: How she views her relationship with Ruphas. Ever since Benetnash was defeated by the former she became obsessed with wanting to settle the score between them, so much that she doesn't even consider the Demon King as someone worth her time.
- Our Vampires Are Different: The vampires of Midgard are said to be beings closer to demons than humans, with Benetnash being the strongest of them all.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has red eyes and is considered the most dangerous of the Seven Heroes.
- The Rival: Described as being one towards Ruphas and had the worst relationship with her among the Seven Heroes.
- The Smurfette Principle: The only female member of the Seven Heroes unless one decides to count Ruphas as an unofficial eight member.
- The Social Darwinist: Believes that it's the natural right of the strong to dominate the weak and for people to perish for no reason other than because they are weak.
- Tsundere: Considered to be such by the author because she genuinely likes Ruphas, which she shows through desiring a fight to the death.
- Worthy Opponent: Obsessed with Ruphas because Benetnash has no clue if she'd win or lose against her. She's confident that while Leon would make her work for a victory it would still end in her win and is therefore uninterested in him. Whether she feels she'd definitely win or lose against Orm is unclear, but he also just mostly seems to annoy her.
The Dwarven King who created who the Mobile Capital of Blutgang, Libra and numerous other marvelous inventions. However, he died long before the beginning of the story. He was a peerless alchemist who secretly worried that one day Ruphas would surpass him.
- Brain Uploading: Uploaded a copy of his mind into the core of Blutgang. However, it's noted that Blutgang-Mizar is not the same person as the original: The copy Mizar stayed like the original while the original went crazy thanks to the goddess, then half broke down after the effect wore off and he realized what he'd done. Eventually, he died after perfecting Blutgang's defenses, but the copy Mizar lives on.
- Driven by Envy: The Goddess amplified his envy towards Ruphas' brilliance at alchemy: While Mizar was the superior smith at level 200 Alchemist, Ruphas was no slouch herself and he worried she might some day surpass him. In her limit break state it's shown that she does indeed have 200 levels in Alchemist, though she probably still isn't as good.
- Fatherly Scientist: Well, blacksmith to be more precise. He considers all of his creations to be his children which becomes apparent when Blutgang-Mizar interacts with Libra.
- Ultimate Blacksmith: His trademark among the Seven Heroes. In addition to being responsible for the creation of Libra, he also ended up creating the Mobile Capital of Blutgang.
The Demon Tribe
The final boss of Exgate Online and leader of the Demons of Midgard. His behavior has been oddly passive over the last two hundred years, though his subordinates carry out the war against humankind on their own in an attempt to win his favor. He shows little interest in them.
- Black Eyes of Evil: Demon King after all. Subverted as he's not truly all that evil.
- Enigmatic Minion: He stands opposite and nearly equal to Alovenus, but is still essentially a minion of hers fulfilling his role to be the demon king and keep humanoids and demons roughly balanced. Why the goddess is doing this is unclear, but Orm seems to dislike the job and has his own goals.
- Final Boss: For Exgate Online.
- Forced into Evil: Him and the Demon Tribe in general. While it's true that some are entertained by the idea of murdering everything in sight, the desire to kill is actually part of the basic makeup of each demon and that if they don't kill then they die. Orm himself is the exception to this rule as he's basically their warden.
- Horned Humanoid: As befitting his status as a demon king he has two horns sticking out of his head.
- Meaningful Name: Orm is an old name for dragons and his true identity seems to be the moon Ouroboros.
- World's Strongest Man: Ruphas herself aside, he's the only who's so far been capable of taking her on in a straight fight and actually hold his own which cements him as this. Ruphas muses that it's only fitting considering that he is the actual Final Boss of Exgate Online.
Seven Demon Generals considered to be the strongest among all of their kind besides the Demon King. They are led by the Demon King's son, Terra.
- Informed Ability: Touted as some of the strongest demons in existence, yet so far two of their members have been defeated rather quickly and without much trouble. Though to be fair, Ruphas and the Twelve Heavenly Stars are all several hundred levels stronger than most people in Midgard so anyone who faces off against them are quite likely to lose.
- Theme Naming: Named after planets in the Solar System.
The son of the demon king and the most powerful among the demons after his father. He is at level 1000 and is almost a match for Ruphas. Unusually for demons, his appearance is fairly close to human and he is increasingly unsettled by the current situation the demons find themselves in and his father's lack of concern for it.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Implied. His skin tone is a light orange that makes him look pretty human. Luna disguises herself as a human even in demon territory to stay close to him, implying that his looks make him otherwise unwelcome.
- Bishōnen: Noted to be very handsome.
- Hero Antagonist: He bears no grudge against Ruphas' group apart from annoyance at Aigokeros nearly killing his love interest and only wants what is best for his people. His personality is also seemingly reasonable and non aggressive.
- Hero of Another Story: Ruphas notes that he just screams main protagonist what with people a noble and heroic prince rescuing damsels in distress from evil demon monsters, at least technically. He's also working hard for the survival of his people.
- The Rival: To Mercurius, sort of, romantically. Or rather, Mercurius would be his rival but knows that he's a Hopeless Suitor for Luna and doesn't even bother.
The first of seven luminaries seen, Mars represents the fire element. He's spent some time hanging around Aries slowly goading him into taking revenge on the humanoid nations. Has the appearance of a young teenager and about as rash as one too.
- Black Eyes of Evil: Much more apparent than with Orm or Jupiter.
- No Respect Guy: Constantly considered an annoying idiot by the rest of the Luminaries, especially given that he's too dim to use any kind of disguise when interacting with people.
- Older Than He Looks: He looks young but the manga shows that he was alive during Ruphas' reign as the Overlord.
- Oh, Crap!: His reaction to finding out that the one he tried to take on was Ruphas Mafahl.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies within the span of a single chapter after his introduction.
A demon who infiltrated Gjallarhorn in order to bring it down from the inside out through civil war. His element is Wood and he fights as an evasion specialist. His ultimate goal is to assassinate Merak during a moment of distraction.
- Break the Haughty: He's quite arrogant and confident in himself, yet his encounter with Libra leaves him a sobbing and terrified wreck.
- Unwitting Pawn: To Venus/Dina once he realizes that she had set him up to fail. He doesn't take this well.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: As with Mars, he barely gets any characterization before he's quickly disposed of.
Introduced as the administrator/mascot character of Exgate Online, Alovenus is the goddess of the world Ruphas finds herself in. Though she is worshiped by the people of this world, she offers no aid to the people beset by the Demon King and there is enmity between her and Ruphas though the latter cannot remember why.
- Big Bad: All indications are that she's the final boss, but it's not clear exactly what is going on or why she's doing anything.
- Cap: Her HP is clearly shown to be at the stat cap as are presumably her other abilities. In the game, this was probably shorthand for 'You can't win. She's better than you' while in reality it's because this is her world. That being said, despite her apparent overwhelming strength she seems to fear Ruphas.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: Very few characters actually know her motives or goals. Ruphas did before and Dina and Orm do in the present, but very few others are truly aware of what's going on.
- Man Behind the Man: She's behind the demons attacking the humanoid races with the only explanation offered early on are hints that magic in this world would not work without demons fighting and dying. She's also responsible for things like Scorpius going berserk.
- More Than Mind Control: She can influence people's state of mind by exaggerating things like envy or fear, which is why people turned against Ruphas. However, it's implied that she can't manipulate feelings people don't have and people who are aware of what she's doing can apparently reject her.
- White Mage: Most of her abilities seen so far seem limited to buffing enemies of Ruphas or using mind altering effects.