Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor has many side stories released in Dragon Magazine which are re-released in Memory Records of Bastard Magic Instructor. This page lists character that appear exclusively in those side stories in order of appearance.
All spoilers unmarked!
Appearing in "Heavens, the Lonesome Witch"
Illas, Turi and CreaThree of the four magicians send to investigate and eventually terminate a Lich threat which would end with their deaths.
- Killed Off for Real: All three of them were and turned into thralls and killed by Celica when she arrived in the village.
- Posthumous Character: They died around a decade before the story.
- Tarot Motifs: Their code names were The Strength, The Temperance and The sun respectively.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: They don't get much characterization aside from the fact that they were first-rate magicians and among the strongest of them.
- The Worf Effect: It was stated that they were three of the four strongest magicians they had, but they all got killed and turned into thralls off-screen.
Henrietta DoolOne of the magicians send to investigate the Lich and supposedly died alongside her teammates in the magician. In truth she actually is the Lich and orgastrated everything to kill Celica for humiliating her in the past.
- Arc Villain: Of the side story "Heavens, the Lonely Witch".
- Green-Eyed Monster: She hates Celica for being a better and stronger magician than her and being immortal.
- Killed Off for Real: She was apparently killed by a Lich she was sent to exterminate. She actually is the Lich herself and orchestrated everything in order to try and kill Celica. This causes her actual death when Celica recomposed herself and used Extinction Ray against her.
- Posthumous Character: She turned herself into a Lich and was then killed by Celica a decade before the story.
- Small Role, Big Impact: She only appears in a side story, but without her Celica wouldn't have the desire for company or Glenn wouldn't be orphaned which caused Celica to adopt Glenn and raise him as her own child. Meaning we wouldn't have the story we know without her.
- Tarot Motifs: The Tower, which was also her code name. The card means danger during a journey. Henrietta's plan to kill Celica caused the latter to meet Glenn which caused a huge change to her eternal journey.
- Walking Spoiler: It's hard to talk about her without bringing up that she's the Arc Villain of Celica's side story especially since it reveals that the 'Glenn Radars' we got to know in that story is her minion and isn't the one everyone knows.
'Glenn Radars'An orphaned kid who only appears in the Side Story "Heavens, the Lonesome Witch". He admires Magicians and especially Celica a lot and tries gets closer to her during her stay in his village. However doesn't this sound to good to be true?
- Dead All Along: He was a thrall all the time.
- Foreshadowing: In the only illustration in which he is shown, we only get to see his back, but not his face. This foreshadows that he isn't the Glenn we know in the main story especially since an earlier illustration of Memory Records volume 1 shows an image of Glenn as a kid.
- Hero-Worshipper: He admires magicians a lot and sees Celica as his hero which later turns out to be a ploy in order to lure Celica in a trap.
- Honey Trap: A non-romantic example, but more parental example. Henrietta send him to get close to Celica so that he can lure her in a trap to kill her.
- Killed Off for Real: He already died when he was turned into a thrall, but Celica truly finishes him off alongside his master Henrietta after his true allegiance was revealed.
- Parental Abandonment: He says that both his parents are dead.
- Posthumous Character: He died before the main story began.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He only appeared in a side story, but he was one of the causes that made Celica desire for company, which is what caused her to adopt Glenn. He's also where Glenn gets his name from.
- Walking Spoiler: It's hard to talk about him without revealing that he isn't the same Glenn Radars we know in the story till a point that even mentioning his name is a spoiler and his entire folder used to be completely white.
Appearing in "Two Idiots"
Nina VenusA girl who only appears in the Side Story "The two fools" which happens 7 years before the story. She saves Glenn from some thugs and takes him to the orphanage she lives in. A meeting she would consider fate.
- Big Damn Heroes: In her first meeting she saves Glenn from some thugs. He returns the favor later when her cousin attempts to kill her.
- Call-Forward: She tells Glenn, he could become a good teacher in the future, but Glenn says he wants to become a "Magician of Justice". And everyone knows how that went.
- Childhood Friends: Is one of the only friends Glenn had in his childhood.
- Cool Big Sis: Towards the other orphans at the orphanage.
- Foil: Towards Glenn. They are both orphans who were picked up by someone, but while Glenn was picked up by a single foster parent who is financially well or rather loaded with money, Nina is taken into an orphanage which was falling on hard times.
- Heartwarming Orphan: She is an orphan whose goal is to save the orphanage she lives in.
- Heroic Bastard: She's a bastard child of the head of the Venus Chamber, but is a good person who wants to help her orphanage.
- Internal Reformist: What she intends to become when her biological father came to pick her up after his other heir died. She succeeds in the present and managed to turn the notorious "Venus Chamber" into a more legal company which funds orphanages.
- Irony: She is technically Glenn's first student way before he became a magic instructor and aside from basic school subjects she also wanted to learn magic from him, but he was not allowed since it's foridden to teach it to normal people in the first place.
- Mistaken for Romance: She tells Glenn, she felt their meeting was like fate and that she doesn't care about age. This kind of wording causes the young Glenn to think it was a love confession, but it turns out she was only asking him if he could teach her some school subjects she couldn't get as an orphan.
- Never Learned to Read: A justified example, because being an orphan made her unable to go to school. This causes her to ask Glenn to help her learn how to read, write and basic mathematics.
- Saving the Orphanage: This is her life goal. She succeeds as an adult after she took over her father's business and turned it into a more legal company instead of a notorious corrupted one. She also supports several other orphanages besides the one she grew up in.
- Small Role, Big Impact: She only appears in a side story, but she is the reason Glenn started creating "The Fool's World", because of her speech that every kind of power is okay so long she's able to protect what's dear to her.
- The Tease: She sometimes teases Glenn to see his reactions.
- Younger Mentor, Older Disciple: Downplayed since she and Glenn only have an age difference of 3 years and Glenn only taught her how to read, write and basic mathematics, but she is the older disciple towards Glenn's younger mentor.
DannyThe cousin of Nina and the would-be heir of the Venus Chamber if it wasn't for Nina.
- Arc Villain: Of the side story "The Two Fools".
- Cain and Abel: While they aren't siblings, but cousins. He still falls under this since he's the Cain to Nina's and her unnamed half-brother's Abel since he killed the latter and tried to kill the former.
- Clashing Cousins: He tried to kill both of his cousins so that he could inherit the "Venus Chamber".
- Starter Villain: Technically he is this to Glenn since he was the first evil magician he fought against and managed to defeat thanks to his newly created magic "The Fool's World" and martial arts skills.
Appearing in "The Case-Book of Rosalie Detert"
Rosalie DetertA junior of Glenn during his academy days and the second daughter of the Detert family. She left her house when her parents tried to arrange a marriage for her and pursues her dream of becoming a magical detective. She's a recurring character in side stories which feature the (mis)adventures of her cases with Glenn tagging along to give her guidance.
- Arranged Marriage: Her parents tried to make one which is why she ran away from home.
- Defective Detective: A case in which she's rather defective in both daily life and being a detective. She tends to recklessly spend her money on expensive magical detective gear instead of living expenses and her detective skills are rather sub-par.
- Distaff Counterpart: She is one of Glenn. As a result of reading a book they got inspired to pursue a certain dream that may seem impossible, they both have money problems, lack of magical talent and are quite shameless people.
- Fake Ultimate Hero: As a result of stopping the advancement of a mafia, she's thought to be a master detective while her detective skills are sub-par and needs guidance from Glenn.
- Giving the Sword to a Noob: The magic items she uses are first rate and expensive, but her own lack of talent causes their usefulness to be rather questionable.
- Magically Inept Fighter: Her magician skills are even worse then Glenn, but she's really good at sword fighting.
- Master Swordsman: Her swordsmanship is considers first class and she was able to win many sword fighting competitions with her skills without using magic.
- Ojou: Used to be this before she left her house and is the reason why she's rather poor with handling money.
- Recurring Character: Unlike other side story characters she appears in several without appearing in the main story.
- Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: As a result of living in a rich household, she tends to waste her money on looking good which became a problem when she left it since she doesn spent it on living expenses.
Appearing in "White Dog"
CamillaAn innocent girl who was turned into a vampire.
- Mercy Kill: Glenn kills her when it's clear she can't be saved.
- Small Role, Big Impact: She only appears in one side story, but she is the reason why Glenn and Sara become closer and her extermination gave Glenn the knowledge and experience on how to fight vampires which became handy in finding Chase during the Magic Festival.
- Tragic Monster: She was just a normal girl who was turned into a vampire against her will and has no choice but to follow her instincts as a vampire.
Appearing in "Sickly-Goddess-Cecillia"
Jessica HesteiaCecilia's mother who came to the academy to bring her daughter back home.
- Adult Fear: She only came to get her daughter back when the video she send ended with her falling ill without any confirmation she's okay so her worries are rather justified since for all she could know her daughter could die from her contitution without anyone to help her.
- Good Parents: She truly cares about her daughter since the reason she came to get her back home was because of how worried she was about her health and allows her to stay after she managed to save her life.
- Ill Girl: She has the same constitution problem as her daughter.
- Silver Vixen: It was noted she looks very similar to her daughter who is also attractive, but that she has a more mature feeling than her.
Appearing in "False Hero"
AriaAdel's older sister and along him the only survivors of their village.
- Cynicism Catalyst: Her transformation into a demon along with the death of the other orphans is what caused Adel to renounce his ideals and become Albert Frazer.
- Death of Personality: This is what supposed to happen to her after becoming a demon, but she was able to hold onto her identity thanks to her own willpower.
- Heroic Spirit: Despite being turned into a demon, she was able to keep her sense of self and tries to kill Pauwell Fune to protect her younger brother Abel.
- Tragic Monster: She was forcefully turned into a demon against her will.
- Uncertain Doom: When she tried to kill Pauwell by destroying the building they're in, her body was never found which makes it rather ambiguous if she truly died.
Appearing in "THE JUSTICE"
Zepal DilekThe father of Neige and director of Raimon institute of forensic medicine.
- Abusive Parents: He infected his own daughter with a virus that does not kill her, but does bring her very close to death just to mass produce it into a virus and raise his ranking among the Researchers of Divine Wisdom.
- Asshole Victim: It's hard to care about his death considering the fact he tried to create a deadly disease and the way he treats his daughter.
- Big Bad: Of the Side Story "THE JUSTICE", but falls into Big Bad Wannabe since it is clear that Jatice is just playing with him and the story is mostly about Jatice testing Glenn.
- Killed Off for Real: He is killed by Jatice.
Neige DilekThe daughter of Zepal Dilek. She was assigned to be protected by Glenn and Jatice when her life is targeted by assailants.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: This is the reason why she couldn't kill Glenn since he was very kind to her.
- Becoming the Mask: She was only supposed to get close to Glenn under her father's orders, but she ended up truly caring for him and begged her father to let him live.
- Bodyguard Crush: It is implied she fell in love with Glenn who was assigned to protect her considering her happy reaction to learning that he is not in a relationship with Sara.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: After being forced to carry a horrible disease from her father for what's implied to be a very long time. She is finally freed from his influence, is cured and can now pursue her own dream of becoming a doctor.
- Forced into Evil: She had little to no choice in her father's scheme and was forced to participate in his experiment especially when consider the fact he infected her with a disease.
- Guilt by Association: This is the reason why Jatice wanted to kill despite the fact she was only forced to participate in her father's scheme.
- Holding Hands: Glenn held her hand for an entire night when her illness kicked in as a way to reassure her.
- Ill Girl: She has a poor constitution from Black Ghost Disease.
- Patient Zero: Of the Black Ghost Disease which her father wants to mass produce.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Without her Jatice wouldn't have his respect and fixation towards Glenn.