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The Love and Justice Alliance

The main characters of this story. They banded together in Chapter 5 and have been kicking ass since.

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     Azrael Hardrada 

The Hero and the protagonist of the book. A Guile Hero who's primary traits are being mellow, kind, and sarcastic. He often functions as the Only Sane Man to the others' hijinks. He is seemingly unassuming, but can actually be very cunning when the time calls.

Colour: Green
Weapon: Blitzkrieg
Elemental Forte: Light, Lightning
Unofficial Voice Actor: Max Mittelman
Myriad Might: The Trickster

  • Nice Guy: Since Thor has essentially been Put on a Bus, Azrael holds the title as the nicest character in the book.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: In his Power Trio, he's the Red to Uriel and the Blue to Azazel.
    • With Uriel, he's more optimistic and naive, while she's cynical and arrogant. He's the Mellow Fellow to her Stoic. He also has a greater tendency to comically overreact.
    • With Azazel, Azrael is far kinder and calmer in comparison, in addition to being the finesse to his brother's force.
    • The Blue to Freya's Red. Azrael is calm, mellow and snarky, in contrast to her Genki Girl traits.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic. Azrael is mellow, kind, and snarky, and tries to be The Heart. If anything, he's at least The Ego of his team.
  • Guile Hero: Definitely more of this than Azazel and Uriel. Many of his fights were won not through his strength, but rather his intelligence.
  • Elemental Powers: Light and Lightning.
  • Leitmotif: Hexagon Force
  • Color Motifs: Green. It's his eye-colour, the colour of his shirt, and even the colour of his lightning.
  • Stock Light-Novel Hero
  • Good Weapon, Evil Weapon: Between its looks and its characteristics, Blitzkrieg is most certainly a Good Weapon.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: As a human, he died at the young age of 14.
  • Idiot Hair: Has a massive one that Azazel and Freya have compared to an erection on a few occasions. He's far from an idiot, though.
  • Force and Finesse: The flashy blade-master to Azazel's sluggish scythe-wielder.
  • Minor Injury Overreaction: While a punch from Azazel can hardly be considered 'minor', Azrael still completely over-sells it.
    Azrael: Holy FUCK, Azazel! Why the fuck would you do that? You're basically a gorilla in a demon shaped package! I bet you could take the Moon out of its orbit! I think I dislocated my heart! You've crushed my hopes and my ribcage! Fuck! Is your fist made of iron? How are you so scrawny yet so strong? I bet your workout partner is a fucking elephant! My spine is definitely stabbing my heart now! I hope you're happy now, you protein chomping, monkey armed, tank destroying duck!
  • Good Is Not Dumb: Notably, he actually makes smart, rational decisions, only to get fucked over by the author anyway.
  • Noble Male, Roguish Male: The Noble to Azazel and Siegfried's Roguish.
  • Adorkable: Is a sweet boy with a few goofy moments, and is desperately trying to be badass. Also a massive Pungeon Master.
  • Hidden Depths: There are a few subtle hints that his past has had more of an impact on him than he lets on.
  • Bond One Liner: His puns are meant to be this whenever he does one at the end of the battle. However, nobody is really impressed by them, and Iceaura even attempts to shoot him for it at one point.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's the sweetest boy you'll find on this side of The Sky, but get him mad and he will kick your ass.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's only behind Baldur and Azazel in terms of goofiness, but again, do not mess with him. He will not even give you time to regret it.
  • Not So Above It All: For all his uptightness, he truly is one of the sillier members of the cast.
  • Catchphrase: "It's time to judge!". Also has a more badass variant "It's time for your final judgement!"
  • Good Is Not Soft: Normally a pacifistic Nice Guy, but if he has to fight someone, he will.
  • Technical Pacifist: He has no problem with fighting, but he won't kill anyone unless he absolutely has to, or if the potency of his attack is out of his control (as with Fafnir).
  • Fragile Speedster: Has the highest Speed of the heroes, but his Physical Attack is average at best, and his Physical Defence is very low.
  • Mage Killer: Actually has A+ Ranked Magic Defence. Combined with his Physical Attack (average) and Speed, he would be very good against enemy mages. Unfortunately, he hasn't encountered 'any' so far.
  • Light Is Good: Wields the power of Light and is very heroic.
  • The Comically Serious: Downplayed, but compared to the rest of the group, he has relative difficulty taking a joke. A good example would be in Chapter 7, when he takes quite a while to understand that Freya's comment was a joke.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Idolises Siegfried, despite being The Hero.
  • White Mage: Subverted big time. He has the stats of one, but his move pool contains only 2 non offensive moves. Everything else suggests an all-out attacker.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Overall. Azrael's a nice guy, but his tongue is sharp and he's sometimes rude to Freya. He's more on the 'Heart of Gold', part, though.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
  • Lovable Coward: At the start of the story, Azrael was a bit of a coward with a low self-esteem, and he occasionally stutters. He's mostly, though not completely, grown out of it by now.
  • Expy: To Pit, obviously. Though, after the Retcon, he's more like Pit's Spiritual Antithesis.
  • Deadpan Snarker: In the World of Snark that is this book, he still manages to stand out.
  • Lampshade Hanging / Meta Guy: Whenever the author stretches the reader's suspension of disbelief too far, Azrael will be the one to point it out.
  • Foil: To Azazel.
  • Berserk Button: Underestimating him in any way is bound to get him pissed. The easiest way to do this is to call him 'small fry'.
    • Making light of a situation he deems to be serious is another sure-fire way to get him angry. When Freya thinks the fight against Fenrir will be easy because he's been weakened (he hasn't), Azrael starts ranting.
  • Servile Snarker: Despite Freya being his boss, she's definitely one of the most frequent victims of his sharp tongue. Also counts as Sarcastic Devotee, given that he genuinely is loyal to her.

     Freya 

The resident Love Goddess and Mission Control to Azrael. She is, at the same time, a Nice Girl and an absolute bitch, and is incredibly Hot-Blooded.

Colour: Red
Weapon: Vanadis
Elemental Forte: Fire, Light
Myriad Might: The Witch

  • Genki Girl: Incredibly lively and is always very cheerful.
  • Mood-Swinger: Can change between nice and mean at the drop of a hat.
  • Ship Tease: Has some with Azrael.
  • Heart Beat-Down: Many of her attacks look this way.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: Hearts.
  • Nice Girl: Half of the time, she is a very sweet and kind individual who provides morale support when needed.
  • Love Goddess
  • The Tease: Downplayed compared to most, but some of her interactions with Azrael have a bit of subtext, thanks to her.
  • Tsundere: Again, downplayed, but she's sort of this to Azrael.
  • Glass Cannon: She's got incredible attacking ability, but has little in the way of defense and stamina. It's part of why Azrael could beat her.
  • Flight: Has a variant, but it's physically draining to use.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Black Magician Girl: A hot blooded Genki Girl who also happens to be a Black Mage.
  • Magic Knight: Seems to prefer magic, but her Physical Attack and Magic Attack are equally high (S-rank).
  • Foil: To Baldur. Both are the youngest members of the team. Freya has a relatively tame hairstyle, while Baldur’s hair would make [[Manga/Bleach Kenpachi Zaraki]] blush. Freya acts like a jerk to Azrael. Azrael is one of a few people who Baldur is willing to be nice to on a regular basis. Freya takes everything too seriously, while Baldur doesn’t take anything seriously. In battle, Freya is the most offensive character, while Baldur is the most defensive.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Inverted. She wields a spear, when her male compatriots are a mage and a gunner.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine. She is spunky, impulsive, and slightly flirtatious.
  • Leitmotif: Jumper 2
  • Deadpan Snarker: Was once one of the least snarky characters in the book, but the Retcon seems to have sharpened her tongue.
  • Adaptational Badass: Did no fighting before the Retcon, but after it, she manages to fight Azrael. She lost, but she kept him on his toes throughout the whole duel. She also manages to kill two of the Retarhydra's heads on her own.
  • The Smart Girl: Downplayed. While Azrael and Uriel are good at coming up with battle strategies on their own, Freya and Forseti are generally the ones who give information on enemies that the trio are otherwise unable to obtain.
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Freya is one, hinted during the short at the end of Chapter 8. She was hoping that Azrael and Azazel meant something more... intimate... when they described their "experimenting on each other's bodies", and was disappointed when she learned it was just a series of weird science experiments.

     Azazel Hardrada 

Azrael's older twin brother, who is a demon instead of an angel. It's all Hel's fault. Hot-Blooded, hammy, and very scatterbrained.

Colour: Orange
Weapon: Illusr
Elemental Forte: Fire, Darkness
Unofficial Voice Actor: Gideon Emery
Myriad Might: The Killer

  • Hot-Blooded: Enough said.
  • Idiot Hero: Sometimes, he charges into battle while putting in no thought to how he's going to go about things. His basic strategy is 'hit it till it dies'.
    Azazel: FUCK STRATEGY! I'm going in and attacking!
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He lacks technique and speed in his fighting style. Not that he needs it, because his S ranked Physical Attack means that he's going to deal lots of damage anyway.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's crude, big headed and loud, but he's really a big softy on the inside. He may care about his teammates, but it really doesn't show most of the time.
  • Ax-Crazy: Downplayed, but he's not the most mentally stable person in the world.
  • Noble Male, Roguish Male: Azazel is a Hot-Blooded asshole who enjoys killing his enemies, while his brother Azrael is a gentle pacifist who would rather not kill if it can be avoided.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Siegfried, though it's mostly one sided on Siegfried's side. Also Uriel, but it's somewhat downplayed.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to just about everyone.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Very cocky and seems to view his team as beneath him, though he can rein it in during battle.
  • Ascended Demon: May be a demon, but he fights sincerely in the name of Asgard. His battle against Mardas has him completely denounce any allegiance to Inferno, announcing that he is 'a demon of Odin'.
  • Personality Powers: A Hot-Blooded guy with fire magic.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Until Azrael taught him about empathy for enemies, Azazel had no qualms about killing anyone who stood in his way.
  • Heel–Face Turn: A curious case, since he was always a heroic version of The Starscream for Inferno, so it's debatable how much of a 'Heel' he ever was in the first place.
  • Smug Super: For all his arrogance, he's usually able to put his money where his mouth is.
  • Not So Above It All: Inverted. He occasionally shows signs that he's more serious than he presents himself. He gives the others advice on fighting the Retarhydra, telling the others to shut up in the process, and when Uriel nearly gets everyone killed, he's the one to call her out.
  • Hidden Depths: Has a very high amount of knowledge on the demon world. This is because he's a demon himself, and so had much more free reign around Inferno than Azrael and Uriel did when they were kidnapped. He's also an avid scientist, and performs science experiments with Azrael in their free time.
  • Character Development: It's minor, but as you read through the book, you can see him gradually getting smarter.
    • And then a major one in Chapter 9, where Azrael teaches him empathy for his enemies, and he resolves to stop killing everything.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Choleric. He is Hot-Blooded, impulsive, and has mild anger issues.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Not only is he capable of dealing the most damage of his team, but he's also the most loud and boisterous.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: He's got the highest Physical Attack in the book, tied with Freya and Crushadion, but he's just as scrawny as Azrael.
  • I Call Him Mr Happy: His ribcage is named Admiral Winkie.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Nobody harms Azrael on his watch.

     Uriel Cross 

Azrael's friend from when they were humans, who died after him in an Ambiguous Situation involving fire. Incredibly stoic and quiet, yet she can get a little flustered around other people, or when making physical contact.

Colour: Purple
Weapon: Conventus
Elemental Forte: Ice, Wind
Unofficial Voice Actress: Erika Harlacher
Myriad Might: The Sniper

  • The Stoic: She doesn't display a lot of outward emotion.
  • Only Sane Man: Aside from Azrael, she's the only really normal one.
  • Mix-and-Match Weapon: Conventus' main gimmick is that it can transform into any melee weapon.
  • Hates Being Touched: Or, at least she's not used to it.
  • Fatal Flaw: Her ego rivals Azazel's, but unlike Azazel, she tends not to turn it off in the middle of battle. This came back to bite her in Chapter 8, as her insistence on doing things alone led to the trio getting eaten by the Retarhydra.
  • Fiery Redhead: Inverted, as she's aloof and graceful, even in battle.
  • Personality Powers: She's the biggest example, being an cool and collected ice-user.
  • Pun: She does this sometimes. She's even worse than Azrael.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Looks up to Siegfried like Azrael does. She may be this trope more than he is, as when Azrael meets Siegfried for the first time, his reaction is to sheepishly Squee!, while Uriel's reaction upon meeting the Iron Knight is to ask for his autograph.
  • The Smart Girl: When Azrael isn't busting out strategies, it's her. The difference lies in that Azrael is better at planning for team battles, while Uriel's plans are best for duels.
  • Squishy Wizard: Her stats emphasise her Magic stats and Luck, while her Physical stats suffer.
  • Born Lucky: Statswise, Luck stats are generally high among the non-divine cast, and she still manages to have an S-rank, being the only one to do so. Storywise, she's the only non-Aesir so far to avoid the author's wrath, and has the fewest jokes at her expense.
  • Straight Man and Wise Guy: The Straight to Azazel's Wise.
  • Cold Sniper
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: She's a Mage Marksman, where the two boys on her team wield a Sinister Scythe and a Spell Blade.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Melancholic. She is stoic and cold, but has a strong sense of duty.
  • Worthy Opponent: She and Crushadion are this to each other.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Notably more 'deadpan' than the rest of the cast.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Uriel is a Beleaguered Assistant to Forseti, since he's a Bad Boss most of the time, but she's genuinely distraught when he goes missing in Chapter 7, suggesting she really does care about him.
  • Murder by Inaction: Or rather, Suicide by Inaction. Her death came about when she was a human by allowing herself to die in the fire that burned down her house.

     Forseti 

The God of Justice, and Uriel's Mission Control. Calm, levelheaded, and tactical, but also a massive Troll, at Uriel's expense.

Colour: Blue
Weapon: Grimnis
Elemental Forte: Ice, Water
Unofficial Voice Actor: J. Michael Tatum
Myriad Might: The Mourner

  • Mellow Fellow: He is a lot more outwardly emotional than Uriel, but is still just as levelheaded as her.
  • Bad Boss: To Uriel. He wakes her up with firecrackers, and once hid an alligator under her bed.
  • I Am Very British: Speaks in a British accent, which may or may not be fake.
  • Distressed Dude: In Chapter 7, he is kidnapped by Crushadion.
  • An Ice Person
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: In a flashback in Chapter 5, he defeats Freya effortlessly, while only taking a single hit from her.
  • Signature Move: Ice Destina.
  • Manchild: He's essentially 22 years old, yet he still acts somewhat immature, with his constant pranking of Uriel. Overall downplayed, though, as he's still a wise, intelligent character.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Leukine. He has a very balanced personality, and is right in the middle of his team's five-man Red Oni, Blue Oni.
  • The Smart Guy: See Freya's entry for this trope above.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Despite being an incredibly Bad Boss to Uriel, and her considering him a complete moron in return, there are moments showing they truly do care for one another. In Forseti's case, he cares about his Guardian Angel enough to read her mind, learn that she wanted a gharial, and get Baldur to get Azazel to buy her one.

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     Baldur 

The God of Light, and Azazel's unofficial Mission Control. He is incredibly cheeky and also a troll. Unlike Forseti, he has no preferred victim.

Colour: White
Weapon: Bjort (Hand Cannon)
Elemental Forte: Light
Unofficial Voice Actor: Anthony Del Rio
Myriad Might: N/A

  • Troll: Loves messing with people. Unlike Forseti, however, he doesn't have a preferred target.
  • Stone Wall: Doesn't have much in the way of damage potential, but is nearly unkillable.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Is only 11 years old. He's also one of the bigger douchebags in the story.
  • Light 'em Up
  • The Tease: Does a little flirting with Azazel to get him pissed off. Also did it to Freya once in Chapter 8.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behaviour: Despite being essentially 11 years old, he has a very profane vocabulary and happens to enjoy flirting with the other characters.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Criticises Azazel for having unoriginal move names, but he has a move called 'Sun Blast', which blasts people with the sun. Azazel calls him out on this.
  • Foil: To Freya. Both are the youngest members of the team. Freya has a relatively tame hairstyle, while Baldur’s hair would make Kenpachi Zaraki blush. Freya acts like a jerk to Azrael. Azrael is one of a few people who Baldur is willing to be nice to on a regular basis. Freya takes everything too seriously, while Baldur doesn’t take anything seriously. In battle, Freya is the most offensive character, while Baldur is the most defensive.
  • The Heart: In his own way.
  • Kiddie Kid: Watches '[[Peppa Pig Meppa Pig]' and '[[Dora the Explorer Ignora the Explora

Inferno

Demons and other villains

     Hel 

The Big Bad of the story. In spite of her prestigious title as Queen of Inferno, she is impulsive, hot-tempered, and overall terrible at being a villain.

Colour: Dark Red
Weapon: Asprungnes
Elemental Forte: Darkness, Aether, Plant
Unofficial Voice Actor: Jamie Marchi
Myriad Might: N/A

  • Stupid Evil / Too Dumb to Live: Seemingly relies on the Sorting Algorithm of Evil when choosing which enemies to send after the group, doesn't kill them when she should (i.e. immediately), and, as is pointed out a few times in the story, started a war over what happened 1000 years ago. She also continually trusts Mani's advice when even the latter's Character Profile calls him an idiot. All this becomes much more stupid when you consider the lack of a fourth wall.
    • Then again, Hel does seem unaware that she's in a story. This still doesn't redeem her much when you consider that this is common knowledge In-Universe.
  • Berserk Button: Giving her a nickname. Just don't do it.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Nearly all of her appearances have her getting pissed off for one reason or another.
  • Breaking Speech: Attempts this in the middle of Chapter 8, when she challenges Azrael and Uriel's beliefs, respectively. She's almost able to reduce Uriel to tears, but Azrael stays resolute in his beliefs.
  • Big Bad
  • Villain Ball: Definitely has a death-grip on it.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to her father Loki's Blue. She's Hot-Blooded and extremely petty, while Loki is soft-spoken and calculating.
  • Genre Blind: Arguably the biggest hindrance in her plans. She doesn't seem to realise she's a fantasy villain, so she makes all the mistakes that fantasy villains make, as explained in Stupid Evil above.
  • Sorcerous Overlord

     Mani 

Hel's adviser, who once worked under her mother, Angrboda. He is very stupid, yet his advice continues to be trusted by those who employ him. The author doesn't know why, either.

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Humans

Humans. Characters who have not yet died, and still live on Midgard.

     Siegfried 

A human with immense power, despite knowing no magic. Has a very Dark and Troubled Past, which has made him incredibly cynical and jaded, but ultimately has a heart of gold.

Colour: Grey
Elemental Forte: None
Unofficial Voice Actor: Travis Willingham
Myriad Might: The Knight

  • Took a Level in Badass: Has inexplicably done this in every single one of his appearances. In Chapter 2, he's a fairly average fighter, being just on-par with the fairly low-ranking Abaddon. In his next appearance in Chapter 5, he's become a lot more powerful. Then, in Chapter 9, he manages to tie against Uriel, with nearly godlike powers. This is likely due to joining the Einherjar.
  • Signature Move: Sword Wave and its variants.
  • Red Baron: The Iron Knight.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Due to the latter being a demon, he doesn't think very highly of Azazel, and doesn't like being made to work with him. If anything, though, he acknowledges his worth as an ally.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Like everyone else, but he still stands out as one of the snarkier characters.
  • Foil: In a way, to Azrael. Azrael is a (somewhat) adept mage, while Siegfried has no magic. Azrael has C rank Physical Defense, while Siegfried’s is S rank. Azrael is friendly and easy to befriend, but Siegfried is tough and sour. Both had awful pasts, but Azrael seems to have taken his in stride and is trying not to let it get to him (at least, on the outside), while Siegfried took his horribly, and in his debut, his primary goal is Revenge.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's strong, tough, and also durable, but can't use magic. His reliance on the Sword Wave moves implies that they deal physical damage.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Not a very nice person, but he is still genuinely noble and heroic.
  • World's Strongest Man: Strongly implied - the Einherjar accepted him even though he was still alive.

     Abigail Fletcher 

A human who met Azrael and Uriel when they were trapped in Inferno, and one of the 5 who survived the Bonus Chapters. Re-appears as a minor antagonist, only to become redeemed after Azrael bests her in battle.

Colour: Blue
Weapon: Blitz Frieden
Elemental Forte: Lightning
Unofficial Voice Actor: Erin Fitzgerald
Myriad Might: The Lancer

  • Stupid Evil: As a villain, she isn't very smart in terms of how to go about her plan, even if the plan itself was pretty solid. Azazel sums it up nicely here:
    Azazel: You waited for Uriel to die, but she's come back, now with the actual power to stop you. Then there's the fact that, wherever they are, everyone's either still alive, or in one of the afterlives, ALREADY RESURRECTED as an angel or demon. All the while, you've caused so much chaos and trouble, terrorising the townsfolk with your pig demons!

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