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Hajime's Party

"The World's Strongest" as well as Hajime's Unwanted Harem, they travel across the world looking to conquer the Great Labyrinths; Hajime in the hopes of finding the magic to send him back home, the girls mainly to get into Hajime's pants.

    In General 
  • Anti-Hero: They're the protagonists but that doesn't make them heroes. Hajime's main motivation is to find the magic to send him back to Japan, and the girls follow out of love for him.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: All of them have really dark experience that turned to apathy and ruthlessness. Not to mention almost all of them are outcasts.
    • Hajime was betrayed and thrown into the Abyss, a place where he was tortured mentally and physically to the point where he nearly lost his sanity.
    • Yue was betrayed by her subjects and was locked in the abyss for over 300 years.
    • Shia was born with the ability to manipulate mana, a trait that beastmen considered taboo. As a result, when Verbergen found out, she and her family ran away but were intercepted by imperial officers who captured and killed some of her family.
    • Tio witnessed her parents and her entire home destroyed by humans over 500 years ago.
    • Downplayed​ for Kaori, she witnessed the boy she loved fall into the abyss with no way of knowing if he's dead or alive.
    • Myu was kidnapped from her mother at a young age and has no idea if she's ever going back home.
  • Magnetic Hero: They gathered the allies as they traveled across Tortus and eventually unite the the denizens of Tortus together.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Most of them are some kind of outcast, exile or eccentric.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: All the girls in the harem have complete devotion to Hajime. Kaori in particular takes the cake for being utterly Oblivious to Love except for her own (and her fellow haremette's) feelings for Hajime.
  • Wrong Context Magic: Played With in that the magic they use isn't so much unheard of so much as so old that it was relegated into ancient legends. It doesn't help that two of the group are from races long thought extinct and another's from what is known until recently as the "hippie tribe" of the Beastmen. In the after story, this trope played straight as they found themselves in yet another world, sometimes by accident.

    Hajime Nagumo 
Voiced by: Toshinari Fukamachi (Japanese), Matt Shipman (English)
Post-Orcus (Left), Pre-Orcus (Right)

The main character, a stereotypical nice guy, who's an otaku and bully victim, his story begins with a slew of bad luck: taken along with his class to a different world by some gods, given a crappy job and crappy stats, falling down to the depths of the Abyss under dubious circumstances, and mentally broken to the point where he decides survival and return are all that matters. Becoming ruthless and incredibly powerful by surviving the Orcus Dungeon, as well as encountering a vampire girl who becomes his companion, he quickly gave up all thoughts of revenge in search of a way back home after realizing the truth from the abyss he was trapped in, and will mercilessly deal with anyone or anything that opposes him or his companions in this endeavor. Cares for all of his companions, but loves only Yue. Though, he eventually opens up to the others, starting with Shea.

Specialized in Transmuting his environment, he uses a collection of guns he crafted using fantasy ores and components. He also gained the ability to gain the skills of any monster he eats.

  • Accidental Proposal: When Hajime crafts the depleted God Crystal into jewelry for Yue and a Magic Eye for himself, she immediately takes it as a marriage proposal, and she doesn't let him say "no". Used again by Tio shortly after her introduction, but this time, Hajime denies her very clearly. By the time Kaori joins the party, he averts this by giving her magical bracelets instead.
  • Adaptational Dumbass: In the anime, he's so busy embracing Yue, after freeing her, that he doesn't notice the steel-scorpion until it's pierced him with a rain of javelins. In the light-novel and manga, he does not lower his guard and uses "enemy scan" to search the area, thus noticing the metal-scorpion, avoiding the ambush.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: In the manga, Ishtar and the nobles have even less justification for calling him "incompetent" as he's noted asking intelligent questions and trying to gather as much information about the world of Tortus, his own abilities and the abilities of others while everyone else is too busy preening and pumping themselves up with their own perceived superiority.
  • Adrenaline Makeover: Hard to believe they're the same person, though Hajime does note that his personality has greatly changed thanks to his experiences in the Orcus dungeon, to match the change in appearance.
  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: He loves to pet Yue on the head when praising her, and she loves being pet on the head. He later does the same to the rest of his harem when he wants to show them genuine kindness.
  • All the Other Reindeer: Due to his status as an otaku and his relationship with Kaori, he is the frequent target of Daisuke Hiyama's bullying and is considered an outsider by everyone else, with his harem as the primary exception.
  • And Then What?: In universe and out. He's well aware that returning to Japan as he is now is going to cause problems, not to mention bringing Yue along for the ride. It's the primary reason he gave up on vengeance, because he can't really be bothered by what comes after. It's still his goal to return home, however. He'll just deal with those problems when he faces them, as he's got too much on his plate to deal with right now to even think about it.
    • During his fight with his double in the Frost Caverns of Schnee, he admits that he is anxious about whether he will be accepted when he gets back to his former world, but puts off thinking about it because he can't do anything about it now. After all, he does have to get back in the first place.
    • While discussing how to beat Ehit, after Hajime reveals that he and Yue had made an artifact that would allow them to return to their old world, his classmates loudly protest that he should have used it to send them back earlier. He rebuts them in this way, pointing out that Ehit would just pursue them to their world.
  • An Arm and a Leg: First thing that happens in chapter 5 of the manga is getting his arm ripped off by the Talon Bear, because it was still hungry after eating the Kicking Rabbit.
    • When Ehit possesses Yue, he steals all of the artifacts Hajime had brought with him, including ripping his prosthetic arm from him.
    • He becomes a perpetrator of this himself after Ehit possesses Yue and retreats when he cuts off Aruvheit's arms to prevent him from fighting back or escaping. Then his legs.
  • Artificial Limbs: In the Orcus dungeon, he builds an artifact to replace his lost arm.
    • He makes another one after Ehit stole the first.
    • When he finally does return, he replaces his prosthetic with a less conspicuous one.
  • Aura Vision: He eventually crafts a "demon eye" to replace his own lost eye and it allows him to see the flow and patterns of mana in spells.
  • Awesome by Analysis: In general, Hajime has a knack for gauging his own, his allies', and his enemies' powers.
    • Emphasized in the manga, where he spends a lot of time studying about the world in order to make up for his lackluster ability.
    • He's the only one able to hold off Behemoth when nothing the others had could even scratch it, because he used his lone "Transmute" skill in very creative ways.
    • This certainly comes in handy when they start planning how to defeat Ehit, the literal god, along with his army of angels, Eri, and Kouki. He swiftly creates a solid plan, in which he gives unique roles to all members of his party, Suzu and Ryuutaro, Aiko, Liliana, and even Kentarou Nomura, whom he remembered was an earth elementalist.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: In the manga, Hajime's post-Orcus outfit is slacks, a button-down shirt, and necktie, topped off with a waistcoat. All worn under the badass longcoat, natch. His LN outfit is similar but more Victorian in style, with an ascot tie.
  • Badass Longcoat: Takes up one while traveling through the Orcus dungeon.
  • Battle Couple: With Yue, even when other members join the party, their teamwork is always the best, since they don't even need to talk to each other to work in tandem.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: He curses Shirasaki and the three top "cool kids" in his heart, wishing they'd all be whisked away to another world, so he'd be left alone. His whole class winds up being thus whisked away, including himself.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Complete with Rescue Romance. Once to whole class, twice to Shizuku.
  • Bishōnen: The light novel and the manga draws him on the 2 types: he appears more youthful and has a round face in the LN while he has sharper features in the manga.
  • Bookworm: He starts life in Tortus studying every book of lore he can get his hands on. Transitions into Badass Bookworm after taking a few levels in badass as a result of his experiences in the Orcus dungeon.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Does this to a slaver in stone-cold fashion for messing with Myu.
  • Came Back Strong: As pictured above, the effects of having his body broken down and rebuilt constantly in its attempt to survive after drinking the Sacred Water converted Hajime's Geek Physique into a leanly muscular one due to his body "overcompensating" for the injuries it sustained before and during the healing process. Even more importantly, all of his stats got massive boosts on top of gaining the ability to gain the powers of demons and monsters by consuming their normally toxic flesh. Combined with his anger over being betrayed and his ruthless ingenuity, our Classical Anti-Hero quickly became an Anti-Hero One-Man Army.
  • Cessation of Existence: After Ehito snatched Yue's body and he recovered to some extent, He proceeds to lash around with this newfound ability, and the victims are many.
  • Chick Magnet: Gains the feelings and love of multiple women as the story goes on.
  • Chuunibyou: In the past, when he was in middle school. It's also how he thinks his current appearance looks, having an eyepatch that covers his Magic Eye and a black artificial left arm. This realization made him VERY depressed, but he got over it.
  • Classical Antihero: At first, he had all the signs, including horrifically poor self-esteem. The bullying and insults he received for his "incompetence" didn't help. Being betrayed and dumped into the Abyss, and the horrific circumstances down there very nearly made him a Villain Protagonist.
  • Clean Pretty Reliable: When Shea drowned and was unresponsive after the party was literally flushed out of Raisen dungeon, into a lake, Hajime does give her proper CPR, but both Shea and Yue interpret his actions as a romantic overture. Fortunately, Yue allows it as she believes that just this once, Shea did earn it.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Does whatever is needed in order to remove anyone he considers an enemy stopping him from achieving his goal such as killing monsters to eat them to avoid starvation. And later he immediately kills one of the two cyclops guarding Yue's prison while the second was still freeing itself from its stone skin, stating that he doesn't want to wait until both of them were awakened, making the fight more difficult for him.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He has the powers and blood of the monsters he eats and his black and red attire gives him the appearance of a villain, but is a noble person who still kept half his humanity.
  • Death from Above: Hyperion and its "light of condemnation". As the chapter name implies, not much of the target is left after its use.
  • Defrosting Ice King: Slowly, as the story goes on the girls manage to soften him.
  • Demon King Nobunaga: His feats, his deeds, effectively made him one.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: In manga, we got this gem.
    Hajime: Now that you're our companion, if you go off and die, I will have to beat you to death.
    Shea: Hajime-san, you are not making any sense.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Comes quite close to completely cross it, at the very least the grief of losing Yue made him unlock a conceptual magic of ''denying all existences'', since to him, if Yue isn't in this world, this world doesn't deserve to exist., cue Get A Hold Of Your Self Man.
  • The Determinator: He survives falling into the depths of the Great Orcus Labyrinth partly by a lucky find of a Divinity Stone that heals his grievously wounded body, partly by eating monsters for lack of any other available food and gaining their powers because the Ambrosia from the Divinity Stone stops the monster meat from killing him, partly by transmuting the rock making up the walls of the labyrinth into Hand Cannons, but mostly out of a sheer ornery refusal to die.
  • Devoted to You: Post-Orcus, Yue is the only thing in his mind, apart from wanting to go home - no love confession will work, no amount of seduction will sway him (other than Yue's, of course, in that case is always a Critical Success.) and he treats all other females as annoyances that should go home. The only reason the Unwanted Harem stopped being so is due to Yue, who is as devoted as Hajime, slowly getting him to approve of Shea.
  • Didn't Think This Through: He knew eating magical beast meat was a lethal poison, but being half-crazed with starvation, and having no other food source, he did it anyway. If it wasn't for the God Crystal he found, he would have died. Even with the God Crystal, he was given a nice taste of hell.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He is the God Slayer in his own right.
  • Disease Bleach: The enormous strain inflicted on his body from being torn apart by the consequences of eating lightning wolf meat and being put back together by the God Crystal changed his hair from the standard Japanese black, to Mystical White Hair, and gave him Tainted Veins.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Are you his enemy? Then you are most likely dead. Examples of this, a Criminal Group kidnapped little Myu and tried to abduct Shea in the process. The result was the total annihilation of said group, with its leader getting triple-tapped in the head.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: As he's training the Haulia, he frequently compares himself to the Sergeant in "Full Metal Jacket," the movie that named the trope.
  • Dude Where Is My Respect: He finds himself on both ends of the trope, on one hand, not many take him seriously, and Mugging the Monster is a common occurrence, on the other, it's usual for him to deny any and all respect to those in power, to the point the only leader in Tortus that had a polite treatment from him was Tio's grandfather, for causes completely unrelated to his rank.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: He went from being willing to abandon Yue in her sealing room, to fighting a very tough fight against the scorpion guardian for her sake in the span of five minutes tops. Their common experiences with betrayal is what motivated him.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: His eyes post-transformation lack most of the glint or life they used to have, instead being a constant blood red with tiny pupils.
  • Eternal Love: Hajime has no intent of dying before Yue and leaving her alone... and Yue is immortal due to her self-regeneration. By the time of the after story he wonders if he has a lifespan anymore due to his irregular nature, and still has vampirism, metamorphosis magic, soul magic and apostle conversion to ensure he won't die of age.
  • Everyone Has Standards: While it is true that he doesn't give a whit about the problems of Tortus's natives, unless they happen to impact his own interests, he pointedly strives to avoid making them worse, if he can help it. He holds Yue back when some Imperial Soldiers/Slavers threaten to rape her, not because he was concerned about her bloodying her hands with human refuse, but to test precisely how much power he should use to penetrate their armor without having to worry about the bullet passing through the soldiers, and blowing up the house behind them, killing the completely innocent dwellers within.
  • Extreme Doormat: Pre-Tortus, pretty much the entire class picked on him. The School Idol actually being nice to him only served to make this worse as the jealousy generated resentment directed at himself.
  • Extreme Mêlée Revenge: Hiyama killed Kaori. His response is to kick the schmuck repeatedly with his brutal strength, and send him to the outside of the city, with the monster running rampant therenote ​.
  • Eyepatch of Power: He covers his Magic Eye with this.
  • Eye Scream: In the battle with the Hydra, he loses his right eye while protecting Yue.
  • Fatal Flaw: As exposed in Haltina Labyrinth, Yue is his greatest weakness, since without her he stops caring about details such as friendly fire, or mercy and gets angry much quicker. This weakness is exploited quite harshly by Ehitorujue, when he possesses Yue, almost making him cross the Despair Event Horizon and turning him into a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds.
  • Fool for Love: He's an extremely cynical anti-hero who cares not about others and needs to be convinced to land a hand even in the most simple of circumstances, he's also head over heels for Yue, forgets any basic etiquette rules if he's charmed by her, and his cool facade will quickly crumble into a mushy pink space if they start staring into each other's eyes. This happens quite often.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: He and Kaori actually met before high-school, back when he was an early middle-schooler, but he had forgotten all about it, until Kaori mentioned it during the night before the Orcus expedition.
  • Friend to All Children: He cares for children, and his first public act was to humiliate himself so a bully would spare a small child that accidentally splashed his clothes with a soda. Even after his despair, he still manage to be a older-brother/father figure to Myu.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: He started off as a low-level student who was viciously bullied before being transported to a different world, and then he got betrayed and thrown into the abyss, and he came out a particularly brutal Anti-Hero teetering on Villain Protagonist because of it.
  • Gatling Good: Metzelei (Means massacre), which is capable of firing as many as 12,000 rounds of railgun shots per minute. Their self-cooling barrels are capable of withstanding up to five minutes of continious fire.
  • Generation Xerox: Much like Oscar Orcus, Hajime is a "synergist" who was ridiculed by his peers, with a penchant for creation magic, who are far stronger than people believed he could be.
  • Genre Savvy: Being an otaku, he's well aware of the Trapped in Another World trope and its implications. In the light novel, this makes him far, far more calm and composed than the rest of his class, including Aiko-sensei, who all as went into a full blown panic when Ishtar said they couldn't go back. In fact, he happily lampshades that it could have been worse. They could have been summoned as slaves.
  • Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: After Yue got possessed, Myu, of all people, is the one to pull this on him. And it works, following with a conga line of punches from the rest of his party. On the other hand, much earlier, he gave one to Cam and the rest of Haulia clan who, at that time,started being genocidal to the bearmen army. This only happened in the manga, though.
    Hajime: "Excuse me for misunderstanding, because your expression look like that of the soldiers attacked you long time ago."
  • Good Is Not Nice: When entering Tortus, he was the penultimate Nice Guy. After his experiences in Orcus dungeon, he's come to the conclusion that he can no longer afford it. As such, he's rude, crude, and highly unpleasant, with little to no moral scruples about doing whatever it takes to make it home to Japan alive. Still, he's a decent and upright individual and doesn't attack you unless you go out of your way to provoke him first.
  • Gratuitous German: He tends to name his weapons in German when he isn't naming them in Japanese. For example, "Donner"note , "Schlagen"note , "Orkan"note , and "Metzelei"note .
  • The Greatest Story Never Told: His Heroic Sacrifice in holding off the Behemoth was quashed by Ishtar, and the nobles of the human kingdom in Tortus. Not only do the classmates delude themselves into thinking he fell down into the Abyss from his own clumsiness, but the nobles all sigh in relief, spreading rumors that "only the incompetent one died" and even Ishtar clamped down, forbidding any kind of investigation into his supposed death, pressuring the king to do the same. Captain Meld of the knights was clearly not pleased with that decision, but was powerless to overturn it.
  • Gun Kata: He fights with his two guns.
  • The Gunslinger: Types A and C, mainly.
  • Hand Cannon: His guns amount to miniature rail cannons in pistol form that reduce most monsters to a bloody paste.
  • Handicapped Badass: Lost an arm and an eye in the Orcus dungeon, doesn't stop him from kicking ass, taking names, and then kicking more ass.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power:
    • While he did miss out on some rather nifty powers when he found out he was a "Synergist," the way he applies his one and only skill not only allowed him to restrain the Behemoth, alone, but allowed him to survive the first level of the Abyss, for 40 days when any of the "cool" kids that got all those nifty powers and abilities wouldn't have lasted 40 seconds.
    • And that's on top of the lethal weapons he develops while trapped within the first dungeon, working in tandem with the monster abilities he assimilated through their meat to easily blast away any threats, or the heavy implication that his talents as a Synergist were actually prodigal compared to most others, and that all he needed was to be put in the back row for his gift to truly shine.
  • Heroic Neutral: He doesn't give two shits about Tortus or its people, regardless of race. All he cares about is getting home and keeping his True Companions safe and sound. Anything that aligns with that, you've got yourself a powerful ally. Oppose it, and may the gods have mercy on your soul, because he won't.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: In which he calls "treasure warehouse".
  • I Call It "Vera": He has a penchant for naming anything and everything he builds, like his first rail-gun in the form of two pistols being named "Donner." note .
  • Idiot Hair: Has a notable ahoge at the start of the story, but loses it after his transformation, representing his loss of innocence and his newly lethal ingenuity.
  • I Gave My Word: The one virtue of his that universally survived his experiences in Orcus dungeon is that he keeps his promises, to the best of his ability. That being said, one may not like the manner by which he keeps them.
  • I'm Not a Hero, I'm...: In the beginning, he really had a poor sense of self-esteem and didn't see himself as worthy of being called "hero" or having the affections of Shirasaki.
  • Implacable Man: When he is at full blown rage he will wipe all enemies out Personally with nothing to stop him
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: By the time he starts training the Haulia clan to defend themselves, he has mastered the "pointless" skill of being able to hit his target, without fail, by using ricochets off of anyone and anything nearby, making his aim truly unpredictable.
  • Insecure Love Interest: At first. He really wasn't feeling up to being asked out by a girl, especially the School Idol.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Yue, a vampire.
  • Invincible Hero: After Orcus, Hajime only met three enemies that forced him to go all out the apostle Noint, Freid, who almost killed him with an ambush, but still only managed to get a draw, and Ehitorujue, who in their first fight utterly curbstomped him and left him for dead. Other than them? nothing was able to even slow him down. Even fighting against a doppleganger of himself in a Secret Test of Character, instead of following the rules to weaken his enemy, Hajime simply decided to improve himself in the middle of the fight and overpower his opponent the hard way (justified by him using the doppelganger's moves to locate tiny wasted movements he could eliminate from his own fighting style).
  • It's Personal: This is what his motivation for killing Hiyama becomes when the latter killed Kaori in front of Hajime's eyes.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: For all his unpleasant qualities, he still has a noble and decent core to his personality, and every follower he has follows him, willingly, because of it.
  • Kavorka Man: While he's not exactly hideous, the female followers he has follow him precisely because he's jagged around the edges. This is because he shows the world his personality as it really is, as opposed to hiding behind delusions of his own grandeur (Kouki), or pretending to be someone he isn't to draw people to him and then exploit them (Hiyama). The latter two who attract women purely on good looks or a personality that's entirely false can not comprehend this.
  • Kidnapped by the Call: He and his entire class were summoned to Tortus, supposedly by the god, Eht, to help against the war with "Demons," completely without anybody's informed consent.
  • Klingon Scientists Get No Respect: As a blacksmith, he gets no respect from the flashy magicians or "mighty warriors" whose weapons he may well need to craft. At least before he meets Yue in the Orcus dungeon.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He never would have survived the Orcus dungeon if he hadn't rescued Yue and won her loyalty. Even if mostly unwilling, or reluctant, his good deeds come back to him over and over, and in the end guide him to victory, he would have never prevailed alone, or with only Yue.
  • Love Redeems: He was this close to become a brutal Villain Protagonist, were it not for meeting Yue and mellowing enough to later be able to hear Shea and Aiko out.
  • Madden Into Misanthropy: To the hilt. All the bullying he's received plus the betrayal while fighting the Behemoth made him reach the point where he's Stopped Caring about the rest of his class, or social etiquette, period. If being polite and pleasant gets you killed, why bother?
  • Magic Eye: After losing his right eye to the Hydra, he crafted a new Artifact one with Creation Magic, called the Devil/Magic Eye, which is equipped with all sorts of magic sensing abilities. It always glows, forcing him to wear an eyepatch.
  • Magnetic Weapons: His arsenal revolves entirely around this, as he emits electricity to accelerate his bullets.
  • Make an Example of Them: He uses Hiyama's death as a warning to his fellow classmates that it's a very bad idea to cross him.
  • The Man in Front of the Man: The man introduces his teacher as the "Goddess of Prosperity and Victory" in front of the people of Ulr town, with himself, his arsenal, and​ his party as "Her Might".
  • Marry Them All: In the end, he caved in and simply chose to marry everyone, Yue is still the main wife, though.
  • Master of All: As far as his stats are involved, Hajime has no peer at any role, subverted since his magical aptitude is abysmal, so while his magic power doubles Yue, its usefulness is limited to those skills he can acquire from devouring monsters, artifacts, God magic, or transmutation.
  • Mega Manning: And how. Every time he eats the meat of a new species of Magical Beast, he gains its unique magical ability, at least as long as the new beast is at least as strong, if not stronger than the ones he's eaten before.
  • Mugging the Monster: On the receiving end, to the point of Running Gag. Considering that very, very few of his enemies live long enough to get the word out...
  • Never Gets Drunk: His complete poison immunity extended to alcohol. Make him unable to get drunk anymore even if he wants to (He even laments it a little), regardless of the degree. He at one point drank the booze without even dizzy, While it can make others throw up with its stink alone.
  • Nice to the Waiter: While he doesn't see any merit in being needlessly polite, he will respond in kind if people are polite to him and his first, especially if they're in any kind of service industry. He treats the adventurer's guild receptionist he meets in volume 2 with respect because, even though she's somewhat snarky, treated him professionally and courteously first.
  • No Guy Wants to Be Chased: For a while, he objected, quite loudly, every time Yue "pushed him down," even though the truth is that he greatly enjoyed the experience.
    • Even before this, he constantly goes out of his way to avoid Kaori's advances. Justified since he was unaware of why Kaori was so fixated on him and she has the tendency to land him in hot water whenever she tried to catch his attention.
  • Not in This for Your Revolution: Despite Saving the World by doing so, he just wants to take Yue ​back from the god who had stolen her body.
  • Not the Fall That Kills You…: Victim of this when the bridge he was standing on broke and he was dumped into the Abyss. He got washed down a bunch of little waterfalls, like a waterpark slide from hell, until he woke up on the Abyss floor's first level.
  • Oblivious to Love: Averted, he was aware of Kaori's feelings, and he actually felt grateful for them, but still kept his distance, since her affections meant getting bullied more. With Yue he was well aware of their mutual attraction, but still tried to keep his distance due to her young appearance and the dangers of the abyss, once those dangers passed he was immediately assaulted by her, and his meagre resistance ended. Post-Orcus he's quite sensitive to the unrequited feelings of all to come near him, but still shoots them down due to his absolute loyalty to Yue.
  • Otaku: He has a game developer and a manga artist for parents, he wouldn't have come out any other way.
  • Papa Wolf: Towards Myu, just don't scare, hurt or try to do anything to her.
  • Pragmatic Hero: Yes, he is firmly on the "heroic" scale of morality, even if it is protagonist centered; however, he's not too hung up on the legality of his actions, or nuanced moral debates. He makes most of his decisions purely on cost-benefit analysis. That being said, don't try to strong-arm him into breaking his word, as he has no hesitation in going to all-out war to uphold it.
  • Promoted to Parent: He becomes the "papa" to a young mermaid girl. At first he was completely against it, but soon found himself treating her as if she was his daughter.
  • Razor Floss: During his Roaring Rampage of Revenge he release a storm consist of something like a chain which dancing in the air, cut anything it touched ignoring any defense and erased them, with himself as a center. this ability overwrote the information of the target that said 'exist' into 'doesn't exist'.
  • Readings Are Off the Scale: By the time he and Yue are finished with the Orcus Labyrinth, his status plate just gives his level as "???".
  • Red Baron: He has garnered a lot of epithets due to his exploits, but his most flattering one is "The Demon King", which fits his ruthless behavior rather perfectly, and he didn't seems to aware that his moniker havea little deeper meaning to that.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: After being thrown into the dungeon, Hajime's eyes become blood-red, and he's a lot more dangerous and ruthless.
  • Rescue Romance: Because he rescues Yue, she falls in love with him. This also happen with Shea, albeit on a somewhat larger scale.
  • Roaring Rampage of Rescue: When Myu is seized from the local equivalent of a police station by the criminal gang that kidnapped and enslaved her, using explosives, said gang made one critical mistake, they sent him a ransom note and put his face on a wanted poster. Say hello to the total annihilation of the gang.
  • Rule of Symbolism: While it may not matter much to a western audience, to a Japanese audience, taking up a gun as a weapon, for a law-abiding citizen, is a major taboo. So this serves as a metaphor of how badly he's fallen. Even after teaming up with Yue, he doesn't go back to using anything else.
  • Running Gag: He suffers from two of them. The first is that he's the near-constant victim of Mugging the Monster regarding one or more of the attractive ladies in his party, all of whom pestered him to let her join, one way or another. The second is the constant event of Yue and Hajime getting lost in each other's eyes and creating a "Pink space", to the annoyance of all unrequited love interests. It should be noted that if left uninterrupted, these pink spaces tend to heat up, quickly.
  • Sanity Slippage: Subverted. Meeting with Yue saved him from going psychotic, but he was still briefly Driven to Madness by his ordeal.
  • Science Hero: While his stats are sky high, he never stops developing new tools to ensure his advantage is as strong as possible, it can range from a capsule that gets melted inside his stomach, releasing Ambrosia, to a Kill Sat capable of purging a hundred thousand enemies.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: After becoming a couple with Yue he more or less forgets other girls in the world exist, but he still can recognize their attractiveness, it's just that if Shea, Kaori, Tio and Yue were to try the same clothes, or suggestive actions, while he will acknowledge the former's actions, he will be instantly smitten by the latter. He eventually opens himself to Shea, admitting that he also loves her, and post story he allows the other harem members to be pampered by him. Still, only Yue is special, and if forced to choose he will always choose her in a heartbeat.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: He's not opposed to smacking his girls around in a comical, painful, but decidedly not harmful or destructive manner when they get on his nerves or out of line. Tio is a specially common target of this.
  • The So-Called Coward: The kids who bully him are fond of calling him "a gutless wimp," but in chapter 4 of the manga, he holds off the Behemoth, alone while the rest of the class tries to break out of the trap Hiyama sprung with his grade-A idiocy.
  • Speak Ill of the Dead: On the receiving end. Ishtar and the human nobles of Tortus only had nasty things to say when they heard he "died" in Orcus dungeon. Kouki, of all people, was the most incensed by it.
  • Stock Light-Novel Hero: Double Subverted. He never wanted to be the hero. He was perfectly content to hang out in the background and provide support with his "Synergist" skill, learning to use it in creative ways, despite the cruel treatment he got from his class. Then he saved them from a Behemoth, only to get blasted down a pit for his trouble and left for dead. Then as he crawled his way back out, meets Yue, falls in love, gives up on vengeance, and gets a harem so unwanted, he's shot at some of them, repeatedly, and that still doesn't stop them from following him around and trying to get into his pants.
  • Terrifying Rescuer: The way he rescues what remains of the Haulia clan from the Imperial Soldiers/Slavers is so brutal, by Haulia standards, that Hajime utterly terrifies them, and remember, this is with Hajime holding back to gauge the minimum force required to breech human armor while minimizing collateral damage.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: Averted by the narrowest of margins, and then only because he met Yue. If not for her, he would have easily become a true and utter sociopath, caring only about his own survival and killing everyone and everything in his way.
  • This Means War!: After Ehitorujue possessed Yue's body. Three days afterwards, he wages war on the bastard god, while others (read everyone on Tortus) kept the god's Legions of Hell busy. He goes on to Kill the God by himself.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: At the start of the story, he would have rescued Yue without hesitation. After his nightmarish ordeal in the Orcus dungeon, he came very, very close to abandoning her in her prison because he believed her existence was nothing more than Schmuck Bait. Fortunately, he does ultimately decide to rescue her, even if it was for pragmatic as opposed to moral reasons.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In the beginning, he was adorkable, for being an insecure otaku, too scared of bullying to chat with a pretty girl. Then the "cool kids" betrayed him and dropped him into the Abyss of the Orcus dungeon, where he damn near lost his mind with thoughts of vengeance.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: Implied, by virtue of his body become mutated so badly as a result of eaten the flesh of magical beast, Ehitorujue​ simply can't simply possess him. He put this attribute of his to a good use, ​ by feeding Yue a good dose of his blood, Ehitorujue gets violently rejected from her body as a result.
  • Training the Peaceful Villagers: He trained the Haulia rabbitfolks how to defend themselves as he can't protect them the entire time, so that they can take care of themselves (with Drill Sergeant Nasty thrown in for good measure), but things go way more than what he intended to, He even apologized them later for how he trained them into Ax-Crazy territory.
  • Transmutation: Hajime starts out with a low level skill in transmutation. After devouring monster meat and obtaining Orcus's Creation Magic, Hajime's transmutation powers grow to the point where he can craft modern-level weaponry as well as ancient artifact-level tools and vehicles.
  • True Love: With Yue, the relationship is strong enough Hajime was able to solve a Spot the Imposter situation instantly even before her fake got to say a word. Also, when he saw her turned into a goblin he didn't mind her new look that much, and his inner thoughts made it clear that even if he wouldn't have been able to turn her back, he would have loved her all the same. Their relationship is strong enough that even when their feelings got temporarily reverted, they still worked in tandem, with just the barest amount of backstabbing.
  • Tsundere: After meeting again with Aiko, Hajime stops rejecting all help requests instantly, but he still plays it tough, usually wordlessly asking Yue (who never says no to anything he wants to do) and making it look like he only does it for the profit, even if there is no profit, or said profit is of no consequence to him. He just can't admit caring about anyone other than his important ones. He even gets called this In-Universe.
  • Tsurime Eyes: After his transformation, his Tareme Eyes became these in order to emphasize how hardened and cynical he is now compared to before.
  • Ultimate Blacksmith: He has crafted and designed all his weapons (plus Shea's hammer) along with many other artifacts, between them there're Unmanned Flying Reconnaissance units, a two and four wheeled vehicles, a whole set of communication items, a flying ship, etc...
  • Undying Loyalty: To Yue, as out of all of his female party members, the only one he truly loves is Yue as she reciprocates these feelings. He loves her so much that he was willing to harm or kill Kouki if he says Yue's name without honorifics.
  • Unluckily Lucky: To the point of Cosmic Plaything. His ability is the worst and weakest in the class, but he's the only one who can deal with the mightiest monsters. He gets blown off a bridge into a chasm and lands in the water-slide from hell... and on down the line.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: Did we mention Hyperion?, see ABOVE!!
  • Weak, but Skilled: At the very start of the story, this trope fully applied. While the rest of his class either blew through their mana like water, or relied on large, powerful moves to deliver There Is No Kill Like Overkill, he used his very non-combat class in unique and intelligent ways, like paralyzing monsters with "transmute" before killing them. This impressed the knight training them beyond measure.
  • We Want Our Jerk Back: The prevailing reaction, especially among the Haulia, post training, when he acts in what they think is a decent and merciful manner. When they find out Cruel Mercy is in effect, they actually sigh in relief.
  • When All You Have is a Hammer…: At the start, the only skill he had was "Transmute," and his starting stats were horrible compared to the rest of the class; the official training didn't help very much. However, he was able to put it into good use by applying it on ground and walls to entrap enemies, which allowed him to entrap enemies that were far above his stats. After consuming monster meats, he obtained several derivative skills out of it that ultimately enabled him to build his firearms.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Due to the agonizing hunger he experienced back in the abyss and shocking betrayal, his hair turns white, and he was dangerously close to becoming a Villain Protagonist.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Out of all the things Hajime lost in the Orcus dungeon, chivalry was definitely one of them. He has no problems with hitting women should they sufficiently piss him off, try to attack him, or get in his way. Prime examples being Shea and Tio, who he regularly slaps around because they are damn annoying.
    • He blows Cattleya's head off.

Voiced by: Yuki Kuwahara (Japanese), Tia Ballard (English)

A vampire princess who was betrayed (Actually deceived) by her family for fear of her power (indeed). Kept imprisoned away in the depths of the Orcus Dungeon, her powers kept her alive for over 300 years until Hajime rescued her and promised to take her along. She is in love with Hajime and mostly the only one whose feelings are reciprocated. Not as strong as Hajime, but she can use all types of magic, she doesn't need to chant and can combine them.

  • A-Cup Angst: Downplayed, but present. When Shea foolishly starts bragging about having a bigger set of breasts, Yue turns to Hajime and point-blank asks him if he likes them bigger. Hajime wisely dodges the question.
    Hajime:"It's not their size that's important, it's who they're attached to."
  • Adaptational Modesty: In the anime, Hajime skins the talon bear, so when he meets Yue, he provides her a dress made of bear-fur, rather than having nothing for the poor girl to wear than an ill-fitting cape that doesn't really cover much.
  • All Women Are Lustful: She is the one who always takes the initiative in the bedroom with Hajime, and she doesn't take "no" for an answer.
  • And I Must Scream:
    • She had been sealed down her torso in the dark room for total 300 years by her uncle who desperately wanted to protect her from the Mad God who intended to use her as the vessel for his manifestation in Tortus.
    • While possessed by Ehitorujue, she was aware of what was going on: while he was slowly destroying her soul, every bit of resistance against such destruction meant only crippling pain.
  • The Archmage
  • Battle Couple: With Hajime. As illustrated in the manga, their synergy in battle is a work of art.
  • Berserk Button: Do not suggest she's lacking in her chest. The consequences are pretty grim.
  • The Bet: She promises to speak on Shea's behalf, allowing her to join the party, if Shea can manage to land a scratch on Yue by the time their 10 days of training is over. Shea manages to pull it off when a near miss hits Yue's cheek with a tiny fragment of rock.
  • Black Magician Girl: She actually knows protective spells, and later restorative spells, but she's always focused on launching extremely destructive offensive spells, especially if she doesn't need to protect anyone, since she can rely on her regeneration to keep her going and just focus on dealing damage faster.
  • Commonality Connection: Hajime turns to free Yue when he hears her say "I was betrayed" and falls in love with her because they were both betrayed and abandoned in The Abyss of Orcus' Dungeon by their respective people.
  • Crippling Castration: She occasionally does this to overly persistent suitors in the light novel, earning her the nickname "Crotch Smasher".
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She is a vampire princess with the powers of darkness, but has a kind and caring heart.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: The way she's styled in the manga feeding on Hajime the second time is wildly suggestive. It doesn't help that she's completely naked except for Hajime's borrowed coat, sitting on him Cowgirl style, and moaning in an almost orgasmic manner.
  • Expy: She bears a strong resemblances to Evangeline A.K. Macdovel, you see, they're both blonde-haired immortal vampires, elite sorceress, they also have an adult version of themselves, too. She also shares much in common with Leticia Draculea, both are Loli Vampire royalty presented as the last of their kind.
  • Fake Memories: Courtesy of Denreed and his associates just before he entombed her. Her true memories are triggered in the last great dungeon, leaving her vulnerable to the resident Body Snatcher to takeover her body not long afterwards.
  • The Fashionista: She finds that she has great talent as a tailor and fashioned not only her own clothes, but Hajime's and eventually Shea's.
  • First Girl Wins: Played with. While Kaori is the first to actually confess to Hajime, Yue is the one who took his virginity, and after his Accidental Proposal entry, she considers herself his wife. Thus any and all suitors have to get her approval before they can even think about merely flirting with him.
  • From a Single Cell: As long as she has mana in her body, her "Auto-Regeneration" ability will completely restore her unless her entire body is destroyed all at once.
  • Grand Theft Me: By Ehitorujue, at the Darkest Hour.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's golden-blonde and is one of the kindest women in the entire story.
  • Happily Married: As far as she's concerned, she's Hajime's legal wife, and is quite happy with playing that role.
  • Irony: A cabal of her advisors removed her from her position as Queen of the Vampires because they feared her power. The vampires would subsequently be wiped out during a war. If Yue were still their reigning monarch, there are pretty good odds that would have never happened. Subverted, though, as Ehitorujue is the one instigating the war, and Yue is exactly what he wanted: with or without her, they were doomed anywaynote .
  • Karmic Jackpot: Her people betrayed, sealed and, abandoned her in Orcus dungeon as a "monster." They're now extinct. Hajime frees her, and gains not only a powerful ally, but a lover far, far better than anything he could have ever imagined.
  • Last of Her Kind: Her fellow vampires are long gone.
  • Lecherous Licking: She licks her lips every time she tries to seduce Hajime.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: As adorable as she is, her libido is utterly insatiable. She is always looking to "push Hajime down" at any and every opportunity that presents itself. What irritates her most about Shea joining the party is that she's almost never alone with Hajime anymore.
  • Madwoman in the Attic: For her own safety, courtesy of Denreed. She isn't insane, though, but she's very powerful, and the resident Body Snatcher wants to take her body.
  • Magical Girl Warrior: She's the best Magic user around, by miles.
  • Mayfly–December Romance: With Hajime. His human lifespan is, on average, about 70 years, and he's already 17. She's immortal and does not age. Unless something huge happens, she's condemned to eventually watch him grow old and die. It is later revealed that his body modifications and the use of soul magic are able to extend his initial lifespan.
  • Morality Pet: Combined with Morality Chain. Not only does she help Hajime reconnect with his kinder, gentler persona, but she serves to keep him a good and upright individual, even though she can't stop him from being a bit of a jerk.
  • Naked First Impression: Hajime meets her basically nude while entombed in the Orcus dungeon,Hajime's reaction to that is rather awkward.
  • Not Growing Up Sucks: She's afraid of what may happen with her relationship with Hajime since she will always look 12. After beating Ehito she is able to freely change her outer appearance into older versions of herself.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: About the only thing she holds in common with traditional vampires is that she sucks blood. Everything else is wildly different from her fellow vampires.
  • Physical Goddess: Her level fits here to begin with, and with the help from Hajime, she takes her own body back from Ehito, along with his power.
  • Please, I Will Do Anything!: As she was pleading with Hajime to free her from the Orcus dungeon.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: Her wardrobe of choice once she actually gets her hands on clothing. When she actually wears clothes, that is.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Being a vampire she's over 300 years old, but she has lived most of that trapped in a dark room alone. Even by the standards of her species she's already long lived, since most vampires live up to 200 years.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: As a vampire, her eyes are red, and she's not someone you want to provoke, even if that is a very hard thing to do.
  • Secret Diary: In the first Specials episode, after a few pages detailing the events as she traveled with Hajime, at the part involving Myu, saying how adorably cute and nice she was, there's five whole pages that keep on saying how much she wants to be pregnant with Hajime's child, over and over and over again in a mantra-like way.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: When it comes to Hajime, she doesn't leave anything concerning her body or sex-appeal to the imagination. Despite his protests, Hajime is actually very, very grateful.
  • Sleep Cute: Even though it is so suggestive as to be NSFW, the first time she's illustrated sleeping beside Hajime in the Light Novel is Moe personified.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She rarely shows any emotion, except when it comes to Hajime, of course.
  • That Woman Is Dead: Her race and the realm she ruled are long gone, and betrayed her besides. She therefore refuses to use her birth name and asked Hajime to give her a new one when they first met.
  • Their First Time: Combined with Glad-to-Be-Alive Sex. She barges in on Hajime in the bath and successfully seduced him, completely overcoming every bit of his reservation.
  • Top Wife: Even after Hajime is eventually persuaded to Marry Them All, there's no question that Yue is far and away first in his heart.
  • Two-Person Pool Party: The first thing she does when Hajime actually finds a genuine bathtub is barge in on him, and take his virginity. She's insisted they bathe together, whenever possible, ever since.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Hajime, he is the only person Yue would never harm and because of this she even rejects other men and calls them "ugly" despite them being attractive and even wanted to sadistically torture Kouki and kill him because he keeps trying to take her away from Hajime.
  • Vampire Lolita Archetype: Yue is a very powerful vampire with long blonde hair and a prepubescent body, over 300 years old, used to be a princess before she was imprisoned in the abyss, reveals a Sugar-and-Ice Personality towards her love interest.
  • Vampire Monarch: Averted for two reasons, she never desired power, only to keep her kingdom safe and because her family was too afraid of her not keeping that idea and decided to imprison her. They fooled her 'Hard'.
  • Withholding Their Name: She and Tio both know Yue's birth name, but she refuses to use it because That Woman Is Dead, asking Hajime to name her on their first meeting. In volume 10, her labyrinth-created copy states her birth name, Aletia.
  • You No Take Candle: In the original light novel, she spoke in broken words and phrases. The manga removes this aspect of her character. Even in the original source, she overcomes it quickly, once she's fully recovered from her imprisonment.

    Shea Haulia 
Voiced by: Minami Takahashi (Japanese), Amanda Lee (English)

A Cursed Child of the Rabbit people, she has the ability to see the future. Originally hidden away for her white hair and precognitive ability, for petty reasons she used her power and exposed her existence to the other demi-humans. This resulted in her and her whole tribe being banished from the Sea of Trees, making them essentially marked for death until a "chance" encounter with Hajime and Yue. decided to be their companion in her own whims, she barely manages to join the two of them on their journey.

She is physically gifted naturally, but training grossly enhances her strength and magic, which can in turn be into physical reinforcements. She uses a sledge hammer in battle to deal massive damage.

She is the second girl Hajime gets romantically involved with, with Yue's consent.

  • Achievements in Ignorance: She's the one who finds Reisen dungeon, and purely by accident.
  • All the Other Reindeer: Her whole race were the outcasts of the demi-human peoples. Then Hajime came along...
  • Bare Your Midriff: To Hajime's annoyance, even after Yue gets her proper clothing, she still shows off her belly and abdomen. In her case, it's justified in that "proper" clothing both doesn't fit well, and seriously interferes with her Fragile Speedster (in her case Lightning Bruiser) style of fighting, which is a Haulia racial trait.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She hates battle and seeks peaceful resolution whenever possible. That said, if you're a fool who antagonizes her enough, or makes her fight, you will soon regret it, as Grid Half learned to his horror. She merrily piled up a mountain of Imperial Troop corpses as if she was collecting kindling for winter, and as for Grid himself, when he was on the brink of death, she literally punched him to the moon, but even she doesn't know if he made it all the way... Then when more Imperial Troops showed up, happily went right back to the slaughter, piling up even more corpses.
  • Biker Babe: After she mastered riding the Steiff Hajime had made for transportation, she quickly became incredibly notorious for her boisterous riding habits, especially on Earth from After Story onwards since she preferred to race on the well-paved highways there.
  • Blessed with Suck: Her "Precognition" ability is truly powerful and useful, but it consumes most, if not all, her mana in a single use, triggers on its own when she's in mortal peril (even once being shown activating in her sleep, to Hajime's annoyance since he presumed it was an Erotic Dream), and even when she does consciously use it, she has no control over what vision(s) she receives, and those visions can change on her without notice. She prophesied that she and Hajime would be Happily Married, for starters, but Hajime was blasted into the Abyss and met Yue first.
  • Bring Me My Brown Pants: After being comically skewered by arrows in Reisen dungeon, she wets herself, however, she found the Great Reisen Labyrinth when she was "looking for flowers" at the time.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Quite literally. Not only does she actually have bunny ears, (which pre-Orcus Hajime would have loved to play with) but as annoying as Yue and Hajime find her personality (again a personality pre-Orcus Hajime would have greatly enjoyed), she is a good addition to the party, if for no other reason than her stats are roughly 60% of post-Orcus Hajime, and that's easily four times the power of Kouki, The Ace of Aiko-sensei's class, who maxed out at 1500 in all stats.
  • Butt-Monkey: Life seems to love making Shea suffer. She is introduced being chased by a huge demonic beast that resembles a two headed Tyrannosaurus, spots Hajime atop his motorcycle, and promptly runs towards him in tears and tries to jump onto him for safety, pleading pathetically for help. He, being Hajime, refuses and drives the motorcycle away from Shea, causing her to land face first onto the hard solid ground, twitching in pain. It only gets worse from there. it becomes far less after she and Hajime get together.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: It seems to be a racial trait of the Haulia as the rest of her clan has the similar thought process that she does, and she's quite odd.
  • The Conscience: She serves the role of making sure her loved ones don't stray too far from the path of righteousness.
  • Determinator: She never gives up, on anything, be it a fight, be that Hajime, and hard work paid her dearly.
  • Dramatic Irony: Thanks to a prophetic vision, she set out from the Haulia tribe to search for Hajime, and has been searching for months, only to encounter him after he's been hardened by the experiences in Orcus dungeon (not to mention that he already had Yue at his side at this point), which make him find her annoying, on a good day. Pre-Orcus Hajime would have loved to meet her, as one of his goals was going to the Sea of Trees to encounter a real-life bunny girl, and not as a slave. Heck, even Hajime notes that had he met Shea prior to going through Orcus, he would have happily taken her up on her romantic overtures and done a "lupin dive" right into her chest.
  • Drop the Hammer: She uses a massive sledge hammer crafted by Hajime. Her Body Strengthening and Gravity Magic lets her make great use to great effect. She later receives a stronger one equipped with a wide assortment of gimmicks, an example being a built in stake, from Hajime. He dubbed it "Drucken".
  • Establishing Character Moment: Her prophetic power leads her to the exact spot that Hajime and Yue end up when they exit the Orcus labyrinth. She then tries to use her body to win over Hajime, failing hilariously in her attempts. This sets the tone for her character as her powers comes in handy, and she never stops trying to get into his pants.
  • Fastball Special: When Hajime was finally conscripted into rescuing her people, the first thing he does with her is throw her at the monsters threatening them.
  • Happiness in Slavery: Subverted. While the world at large thinks she's Hajime's slave, and Hajime certainly encourages this misconception with the way he publicly treats her, she follows him, not only of her own volition, but actually pestered Yue and Hajime until they let her tag-along.
  • Image Song: "Future Step".
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Has blue eyes and is childishly innocent.
  • Insult Backfire: She is delighted to be called a monster from whoever she delivered a Curbstomp Battle to. It helps that her late mother convinced that only she can define herself, and she is surrounded with True Companions with similarly monstrous strength.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: In volume 7, she's set upon by Imperial Soldiers, who have a history of treating any beast-man, especially of the rabbit clans, as a Disposable Sex Worker, and that's the kind ones while she's wearing an elegant ball-gown. Doesn't stop her from piling them up as corpses like she was collecting kindling for winter.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Bunny ears and cotton tail.
  • Mama Bear: As nasty as Hajime is when Myu is threatened, she's even more brutal. Hajime will use what he believes is the minimum force to make people never able to hurt her again. Shea... will squash them like grapes, slowly, if she's feeling generous.
  • Nobody Poops: Averted! She finds Great Reisen Labyrinth as she was looking for a place to use as a toilet.
  • Precognition: She can see the future. By the time she fought Mikhail, she became proficent enough to use it as Combat Clairvoyance.
  • The Rival: Her relationship with Yue starts out this way, before ultimately becoming more sisterly.
  • Save the Villain: She stops her people from utterly annihilating the bear clan, despite the fact that her people were more than justified, as the bear-clan, under Regin, was trying to utterly genocide them. She doesn't do this because she has any mercy in mind for the bear-clan. She does it so her people don't cross the Moral Event Horizon and basically become the Beast-man equivalent of the same Imperial Soldiers who happily bragged about raping, murdering, and enslaving every beast-man they came across.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: She seems to hint heavily at this, indicating time and again that she wants to do kinky stuff with Hajime, including screaming that she wants to share a room with him so he can take her virginity after they cleared Miledi's labyrinth. Everyone in the inn hears it, and it shocks the innkeeper so much she falls down.
  • Shipping Goggles: In-universe. To herself and Hajime. She is very, very quick to interpret even the tiniest act of kindness on his part as a show of romantic affection. This irritates the hell out of Yue and Hajime. eventually however, this does bear fruit.
  • Slave Collar: Subverted. Hajime does indeed slap a collar on her, that she hates, to make it look like she's his slave so as to minimize the problems of having a beast-man in his party while in human controlled towns. However, he later reveals, when he's confident they're alone and not being overheard, that Shea's collar actually has numerous magical enhancements that serve to protect her from imminent harm, and allow her to contact him by thought when she's in genuine distress, and allows him to track her position at all times. She considers herself his Property of Love from that point on, to Yue's chagrin.
  • Stripperiffic: Just look! Oh, which she justify herself in manga that her gorgeous figure is difficult to fit any clothes she found there.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In just 10 days of training under Yue, she is, by Yue's estimation, near 60% of Post-Orcus Hajime's power. That's a terrifying thought...
  • Womanchild: She's very immature.

    Tio Klarus 
Voiced by: Yōko Hikasa (Japanese), Morgan Garrett (English)
An awakened pervert

Member of the secretive dragonmen race, was on a mission to gather information about Hajime and his class but fell asleep and was mind controlled by an evil magician, during the battle with Hajime she learned about her S&M predisposition, turned into a masochist and calls Hajime her Master. Her human form's strong, compared to even the heroes, her dragon form surpasses them at least a couple times.

  • Animorphism: Tio is a member of the Dragonmen, a tribe with the power to tranform into dragons.
  • Ass Shove: And big time. This is how Hajime woke her up in dragon mode for interrogation, waking her long-suppressed masochism in the process.
  • Best Her to Bed Her: Hajime trashed her and rammed the spike from his Pile Bunker up her backside. She had pretty much decided previously that she wouldn't love anyone who couldn't beat her in a fight, which left her with no credible suitors among her own people.
  • Brains and Bondage: When Tio isn't indulging in her perversions, she's genuinely an awe-inspiring archmage and scholar old enough to have witnessed civilizations raise and fall, with all the knowledge, wisdom, and experiences that implies. Problem is, she's almost never not a pervert around the guy who made her aware of her Casual Kink and that guy happens to be the story's protagonist and main POV character. Representing the very best of her race yet acting like a masochistic pervert is a big part of the reason why Yue's image of Dragons broke down to pieces after meeting her.
  • Broken Pedestal: For Yue. Yue had long heard that Dragons were the epitome of wisdom, dignity, and elegance. Tio once was, and then Hajime unwittingly triggered her masochism. Now she's just a pervert, to Yue's disgust.
  • Bullying a Dragon: The problem when she actually likes it.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: When she's not indulging her masochism, Tio is frighteningly intelligent, knowledgeable, and deadly. It's just that she's almost always indulging her masochism...
  • Butt-Monkey: After joining Hajime's party she turns into the main target of his punishments, not that she minds, since she will outright demand to get some if she feels left behind.
  • Casual Kink: She become a masochist after getting trounced by Hajime's party. And she was sturdy enough to shrug off a lot of his abuse as well.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: The party tends to forget that she's the longest lived member of the party, and before meeting Hajime and turning into a pervert she was the really respected princess of the dragon race. While it's unusual, when she drops her antics and behaves seriously all advice that comes from her is completely sound.
  • Cupid's Arrow: Not an arrow but a huge stake fired from Hajime's Pile Bunker weapon into a very delicate place while she was dragonized. This incident awoke her masochistic traits and from that point on she followed Hajime as his "slave" affectionately.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She wears black clothing and her dragon form is dark and sinister looking and breaths black fire, that it can be hard to believe that she is Good All Along and a victim of mind control, that Hajime question it at first.
  • Energy Weapon: Her main Breath attack in her dragon form is a black laser beam she fires from her mouth. She can use it in her normal form too.
  • Everybody Has Standards: Played for Laughs. She's a masochistic pervert that enjoys being insulted, but bringing down her species' prestige (or in this case: Yue's opinion of her that extended to her species) just hurts too much.
  • Gag Boobs: The Light Novel never stops emphasizing just how big her chest is. If Shea is a melon, then Tio is a watermelon.
  • Image Song: "Dragon's High".
  • The Immodest Orgasm: Hajime slamming that huge metal rod into her rear, twisting it around, letting it sit for a while, and then yanking it out did... things to her.
  • Love at First Punch: From what she said, Hajime is the first person ever to deliver such heavy defeat on her (not to mention what he did afterwards), while none of her suitors (back to her days as princess) could even land a scratch.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Obvious from the character's description.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Well over 500 years old, she was around to know Yue's real name.
  • Sense Loss Sadness: Compared to the rest of her kin, her defenses were so strong, she couldn't even feel anything, good or bad, no matter what they did. Then along came Hajime and made her feel pain again...
  • Technicolor Fire: She can breathe black fire in her dragon form and fire it from her hands in her normal form.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: She found Hajime sticking his iron rod into her butt while she was in dragon form to be a bit enjoyable. Even when he tries to punish her physically she seems happy about it.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: Her kin of Weredragon implied to expose Ehitorujue​ to the same effect as Hajime's does, as dragons are classified as Magical beast, her kin is, by default, "tainted".
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Beside Hajime, she mostly resides in her human form, but she can serve as a mount for high-speed air travel or as a reliable tank in her dragon form. In one of the last fights against Freid, she exposes her ultimate trump card: "Dragon God Manifestation". She exceeds her usual western dragon form and bears the appearance of an eastern dragon, being over 100 meters long.
  • Weredragon: A power she shares with her people, known as the dragonmen.

    Kaori Shirasaki 
Voiced by: Saori Onishi (Japanese), Skyler McIntosh (English)
One of Hajime's classmates and the most popular girl in school, admired by many but with eyes only for Hajime. Devotes herself to finding Hajime and reuniting with him after the otaku's fall into the Orcus labyrinth, holding to a dim hope that he may still be alive. She's a user of healing magic, and later gains a pair of greatswords as well as disintegration magic.

  • Adaptational Nice Girl: Since the scene where the class is served by very attractive maids is removed in the manga, her jealousy, slasher smile, and killing intent are not seen (for now anyway), making her seem like the perfect girlfriend to Hajime.
  • BFS: Dual wields two of them while her soul is inhabiting Noint's body.
  • Broken Pedestal: She doesn't take Hajime's new personality too kindly and she's quite shocked of his callous attitude, especially towards his old classmates. She eventually saw through his cold exterior and resolved to learn his new personality soon after.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: From the first chapter after being summoned to Tortus, she sought to monopolize Hajime's attention. Even as the class is being served their meal by attractive maids, he wisely kept his gaze focus directly ahead as he could sense her killing intent. She possesses the supernatural ability to sense when Hajime is being nice to other ladies from the other side of the continent, much to the Hero Party's panic and dismay.
  • Combat Medic: Wields a lot of offensive power while retaining her healing magic after her soul hijacks Noint's body.
  • Death Seeker: Briefly lapses into this territory after Hajime's fall into the Abyss. While Kaori deludes herself into believing that Hajime is alive and requires her help to maintain her sanity, she is perfectly fine with dying whether it's from pushing herself past her limit or protecting the people she loves if it means she can re-unite with Hajime again. Luckily Hajime's survival and return bring her back from the brink.
  • Declaration of Protection: She promises to use her healing magic to protect Hajime in the Orcus dungeon. Needless to say, though no fault of her own, she fails, badly.
  • Determinator: After Hajime fell down in the abyss, Kaori never stopped believing that Hajime survived the event, refusing to believe Hajime died until she finds his corpse, which is her motivation to grow stronger and brave the dangers of the Orcus Labyrinth. Even if Hajime says he's devoted only to Yue, she won't quit. It eventually bears fruit when Hajime finally accepted the rest of his harem after defeating Ehitorujue.
  • Drama-Preserving Handicap: As powerful as her new angelic body is, Kaori didn't become an Instant Expert in wielding the weapons that come with it, to the point that she couldn't even fly properly for quite some time. Additionally, the magic crystal within no longer gives endless supply of Mana, which could've allowed her to spam her healing spells and sustain her Limit Break nigh-indefinitely.
  • First Girl Ties: Eventually, Hajime accepts the rest of his Unwanted Harem, including her.
  • Generation Xerox: She is very similar to her mother when she was younger. They both fell for a Nice Guy and both manifest a representation of their potential when they're in Yandere mode note . But like her father, Kaori is generally nice even to her rivals in love, while her mother treats her rivals as cockroach and an even more yandere, though still a nice person.
  • Idiot Ball: When she saw Myu calling Hajime as her daddy, Kaori immediately snapped and interrogated Hajime right in public view, presuming Myu is Hajime's biological daughter from one of his harem and he might have more of them, despite Myu being around 4 years old while Hajime had only having been separated from her for four months.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: She was killed this way by Hiyama. Worse still, he was so intent on enslaving her as a zombie that her last ditch wide-area healing spell weren't able to heal her from it.
  • Innocently Insensitive: She genuinely did mean well back on Earth when she paid way, way too much attention and affection on Hajime. She just couldn't comprehend that her efforts only served to make his situation worse, thanks to the resentment of the "cool kids."
  • Insecure Love Interest: After meeting with Hajime again, she starts feeling inferior to Yue, both in combat progress and in the race for Hajime's heart, makes sense, since Yue is the Black Magician Girl to her White Magician Girl role, and at that point, Hajime already belonged to Yue. This insecurity gets dragged to the point Hajime warns her to snap out of it or leave the team.
  • Love at First Sight: Combined with Samaritan Relationship Starter. She saw Hajime kneeled toward a bullying delinquent to save another kid. She reasoned it's normal the strong people could solve problems by force but weak people who stand up against adversary, like pre-Tortus!Hajime, are more admirable.
  • Love Confession: As early as chapter 3 of the manga, shortly after they find themselves in Tortus, she spells out her feelings for him. Although he himself feels completely unworthy of her at that point, he does accept her admiration. Sadly, the events of Orcus dungeon cut their relationship tragically short, for a while. Later, when Hajime saved her in Volume 4 she confesses her feelings for him and decides to follow him.
  • Love Makes You Stupid: Kaori is perfectly willing to jump down the chasm after Hajime if Shizuku and Kouki didn't go out of their way to restrain her. Later on in Volume 4, she thought that Myu was Hajime's biological daughter after hearing her call him "Papa" despite the time gap between Hajime's fall and return being 4 months, even creating a huge scene in the process.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: Inverted. In the side-stories, and when the POV of the light novels switches over to her, she somehow senses that Hajime's been "snatched away" by another girl, ie Yue (and Shea). She is clearly not thrilled with the revelation.
  • Oblivious to Love: Being the object of affection for almost everybody in her class, Kaori is completely unaware of her male classmate's crushes on her due to her own crush on Hajime.
  • Otaku: Back when she was in Japan, Kaori decided to indulge herself into anime pop-culture in order to better relate to Hajime and have a better chance at becoming closer to him, dragging a beleaguered Shizuku in her journey.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: She's actually an amazing healer that kept Kouki's team alive for a long time, and she could be perfectly considered the most valuable person in that team. Alas, she's a White Magician Girl in a team of monsters who can destroy anything on their path with minimal effort, so her chances to be useful are limited to helping people outside of the team. This makes her insecure to no end, especially compared to Black Magician Girl Yue, who's second only to Hajime in power. After she was resurrected by Hajime's team, she requests her soul to be transferred into Noint's restored corpse, effectively making her Came Back Strong to be monstrously powerful enough to match the rest of Hajime's team.
  • The Rival: To Yue for Hajime's affection, or at least she thinks she is, later on she admits she's more Shea's rival for the position of second lover.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Kaori and her best friend Shizuku.
  • School Idol: Described as one of two idols in their school, the other being Shizuku. This position also makes it difficult for her to approach Hajime without causing undue problems to him.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Its revealed in volume 4 of the Light Novel, after Hajime piqued out Kaori's fancy by helping out an old lady and her grandson, Kaori decided then and there to befriend him. Much to Shizuku's horror, Kaori's idea of befriending Hajime would be staking out the junior high school that he attends from his uniform since she doesn't have his name or address. Shizuku noted that his life would've turned upside down had Kaori managed to find him.
    • Various side stories revealed her stalking habits on Hajime in order to uncover his personal details and preferences that he never told her, such as his residential address and favorite drinks.
  • They Just Don't Get It: She just could not comprehend that all her efforts at making Hajime "her charity case" were getting him nothing but resentment from the rest of the class, even when Kouki and Sakagami flat out said, right next to her, their plans for beating the snot out of Hajime precisely because Kaori was being "too kind" to him!
  • This Is Unforgivable!: She can find herself neither forgiving nor forgetting the fact that somebody blasted Hajime with a fireball while he was trying to run from the Behemoth. While Kouki has deluded himself into thinking it's an unfortunate accident, and the fault lies entirely with the Behemoth smashing the bridge Hajime was on, she knows better, and the only reason the perpetrator doesn't wake up to find himself face down in a pool of blood is because she doesn't know who did it.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After Hiyama kills her in Volume 6, Kaori requests that Hajime's group take her soul and transfer it to Ehit's apostle Noint's body, giving her the ability to freely manipulate mana, dual wield greatswords, fly, and use Nointe's Disintegration Magic in addition to her own healing powers, allowing Kaori to finally keep up with Hajime and the monsters that comprise of his party.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: When Kaori learned about the Glanz Crystals and how they were often used in proposals among nobles, she commented on how lovely that sounded while stealing a quick glance at Hajime. It was so quick that no one should've noticed, and no one did except for two people who were looking at her at the time, Shizuku and Hiyama. This innocent tease of attraction made Hiyama jealous, leading him to try and get the Glanz Crystal for Kaori only to trigger a trap that teleported the party to the 65th floor, and eventually attempting to kill Hajime.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Her friendship with Yue.
  • White Mage: The role she took on in the party, and she's a cheat when it come to restoration magic. And this is before she gained the direct Mana manipulation after being resurrected in Noint's body that enabled her to instantly cast the highest-level restoration spell.
  • White Magician Girl: She's really into this role but then tries to pull away from Hajime's team because she feels like she's not contributing to the group where all are powerhouses. She managed to snap out of it during the trials in the Sunken Ruins of Melusine.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: She expects a number of romantic tropes to happen, only to get shot down over and over by Hajime himself. When she finds out about Hajime's relationship with Yue she quickly considers herself Yue's main rival and confesses her love to Hajime to enact a Love Triangle, only to be immediately rejected without a hint of doubt, then she tries to turn their relationship into a Balanced Harem where no one can get too close to Hajime, demanding Yue to stop kissing Hajime without permission, once again being rebuffed by Hajime, since he is Yue's lover and he doesn't need anyone's permission to kiss her or flirt with her. Finally she decides to simply be close to him, expecting the current relationship to end at some point and her being there to catch Hajime, he then points out that in the unlikely case that happened, it doesn't mean she would become his lover.
  • Yandere: Played for Laughs. See Generation Xerox above.

The "Hero" Party

Hajime's former classmates so-called due to the de-facto leader's, Amanogawa Kouki, having the status of Hero whose purpose is to save mankind from the threat of the Demons. Following Hajime's fall to the Abyss, the class ended up splintered into multiple groups, with Kouki leading a 3 party expedition team through the Great Orcus Labyrinth to train for the upcoming war while Sonobe founded the Ai-chan defense force in order to protect their teacher and find a purpose for the lives that Hajime saved.

    In General 
  • Can't Catch Up: After Hajime returned from the pit, they quickly fell behind him and his party.
  • Child Soldiers: All of them are only in High School, yet they get magically drafted by a psychotic god to fight a losing battle for the human denizens of Tortus due to being granted cheat-level powers and skills. This goes as well as expected.
  • Dramatic Irony: After Hajime's "death" a contingent of students led by Kouki attempts to conquer the Orcus Labyrinth, reaching the 90th floor after four months of slowly making their way through the Magic Beasts within. (a) The first 100 floors are more or less a training ground for the true Labyrinth below & (b) Hajime in that time had already claimed the second Labyrinth along with the Orcus one, emptying them of anything valuable or useful. Needless to say, it can both funny and a little sad to watch them struggle through battles and celebrate their victories while Hajime's party level half a city and take out 60,000 monsters by themselves.
  • Everyone Has Standards: The classmates are fine with ganging up on Hajime for his otaku status and his relationship with Kaori, but even they draw the line when they learn about Hiyama leaving Hajime for dead as well as the former's subsequent murder of Kaori.
  • Foil: To Hajime's Party - The "Hero" party made-up of Hajime's former classmates are made of over twenty people and has the backing of the Church of Ehit; their goal being to save humanity and the world from the threat of the Demons. Hajime and his girls are all that make up their group (around 5 or so) and are only out for themselves, usually helping others for their own reasons, benefit, or simply a side-effect of their real goals.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Back in Japan, they all ganged up on Hajime for being an otaku and "worthless" due to drawing the attention of the School Idol. It only got worst when they were brought to Tortus and everyone, but Hajime, got impressive skills, magics, and stats. After Orcus, Hajime is stronger than all of them combined and only grows stronger as he conquers more Labyrinths; the true karma is that they're now so beneath him in terms of power, Hajime's former class isn't even worth the effort to think about revenge against them.
  • Unwitting Pawns: The class believes that they were chosen by the gods in order to save humanity from the threat of the demons and will be returned home if successful. In reality, the pantheon of Tortus' gods use all life as a pieces on a game board and couldn't care less about sending them home.

Kouki's Party

The backbone of the Hero Party expedition led by the Hero Kouki Amanogawa himself. Kaori Shirasaki and Eri Nakamura used to be members of this party until they left in favor of joining Hajime and the Demon race respectively. They, later on, join Hajime's adventure to clear the remaining 2 Labyrinths following the demon attack on Heileigh and Eri's betrayal.

    Kouki Amanogawa 
Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara (Japanese), Ricco Fajardo (English)
He only thinks he's the epitome of justice.
The "perfect man" of the class.
  • The Ace: On Earth, at least. He was known for being the best in academics and athletics. In the world of Tortus, this went straight to his head. After joining Hajime's team it doesn't take long for him to turn into a Broken Ace.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: The original web novel describes him as having silky brown hair and chocolate brown eyes. In the manga, he has typical Japanese black hair. The anime brings him closer to his web novel description but has blue eyes instead.
  • Allegorical Character: In a Deliberate Values Dissonance way. Kouki's views of "justice" (in a Good Feels Good way), The Needs of the Many (i.e. thinking of the group besides one's own individuality), bullying and the use of Victim Blaming aren't all that different from what most of Japanese society thinks and functions as, and showing the ugly sides of it.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: He shows rather alarming signs of Narcissistic Personality Disorder for his constant "sense of justice" belief, Black-and-White Insanity, and Selective Obliviousness. Furthermore, his rather Insane Troll Logic has hinted towards Delusional Disorder.
  • The Atoner: Decides to return to Tortus to redeem himself for his actions during the story, then he gets summoned to another world as the hero.
  • Attention Whore: He desperately craves attention and is pissed if he isn't the center of attention.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: As early as the Tortus dungeon, he would use the most powerful attacks right away, but Meld would chastise him for not thinking of what would happen if such an attack caused a cave-in. He apologizes, but the look in his eyes shows he's only saying it to stay out of trouble.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Double Subverted. His kind and righteous behavior are genuine, just really misguided due to his naïve outlook. But as things no longer go his way in Tortus along with Hajime being the center of attention, his selfish and spoiled side starts to reveal itself.
  • Black-and-White Insanity: To Kouki, there's only right (his view) and wrong (others). Anybody who doesn't follow his view is wrong.
  • Book Smart: Deconstructed. He's great in a purely academic setting, but in a practical environment (where he actually has to think and adapt), he's completely helpless if left to his own devices. He also tends to make things worse when faced with an unfamiliar situation unless someone nearby can do the thinking for him.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Eri mind controls him at the climax to keep her as her lover and use him against his friends. Becomes a case of More Than Mind Control even after Shizuku broke the main control he kept fighting since a part of him truly believed that Hajime had brainwashed all around him and couldn't accept not being the center of all attention.
  • Broken Pedestal: The only ones who still respect him after the story ends are Shizuku, Ryuutaro, and Suzu.
  • Butt-Monkey: By the time Haijime comes back stronger than ever after the events of the Orcus Labyrinth, it didn't take much longer for Kouki to, ironically, become the butt of the jokes along with his so-called "sense of justice" proving ineffective.
  • Chick Magnet:
    • On Earth (and also on Tortus) many girls have confessed to him, and on Tortus he has a fan club formed by several girls infatuated with him.
    • In the After Story he managed to get two girls (one is a former queen and while the other is a former goddess) from another world pining for him. Unfortunately for him, they constantly fight each other over him. It comes to a head when Myu presented him with a pair of engagement rings as his Christmas gift, causing these two rivaling girls to pressure him for the ring.
  • The Chosen One: Ehitorujue intended to summon only him due to his hero class to counter Freid's influence on the status quo, the other classmates were summoned simply because the calling spell couldn't be precise enough. Also intended to snatch his body after he powered up long enough.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: Shizuku and Kaori, having known him since childhood, are well aware that he has absolutely no clue how his "cliché lines" and winning smile affect women. In fact, they often address him as "the typical dense harem lead." Deconstructed in regards to Eri, who became a Yandere just because of how dense he is.
  • Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like: Constantly. When even a musclehead like Ryuutaro can bite his tongue...
  • Condescending Compassion: How he normally addresses Hajime, and even to his friend Shirasaki, always sarcastically calling her "kind" because she actually treats Hajime like a human being. If anything, this is the first sign for the readers to know that Kouki isn't as kind and altruistic as he believes himself to be.
  • Creative Sterility: One of his major problems is that when faced with an unfamiliar situation, he is very poor at adapting. Fitting for someone who only believes in absolutes and doesn't seem to believe in personal growth.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: He's basically a walking example of the stereotypical light novel hero that's so prevalent in the genre, but played in a more negative light. The "hero" job he gets on coming to Tortus goes straight to his head and makes him go full-tilt Tautological Templar, thinking that his way, and only his way, is the epitome of righteousness, no matter how reckless, stupid, or suicidal his actions. It often takes violence to make him see how wrong he is, or keep him from endangering himself and others, and even then, he doesn't always get it.
  • Determinator: By the end of his Last Stand against the shadow beings in After Story, he wasn't even conscious, but he still slashed at anything that came near him. It was shown even earlier when he is still immersed in his delusion see Heroic RRoD below.
  • Didn't Think This Through: All. The. Time. He rarely thinks of long-term consequences, makes incredibly snap judgments about others and how to deal with certain situations, and is overall helpless in the cynical medieval world of Tortus.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Subverted. He yells at Hajime that all of Eri's victims might have been saved if the class had been warned, to which Hajime retorts that not only would Kouki disbelieve the warning, but would be enraged at Hajime accusing or insulting a classmate, and even Kouki has to grudgingly admit Hajime's right.
  • Empathic Weapon: His Holy Sword started exhibiting a certain degree of sentience after exploring Haltina's Labyrinth. It was revealed in After Story that the sword contained Ua Alto's soul, the former goddess of the Great Tree who had been overthrown by Ehitorujue. Aularodde can also turn into a matching sword with black finish.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: To the point of Running Gag, albeit it's seriously not funny. Since he's always twisting the situation and what he observes to fit his own preconceived world view, he very often makes careless statements that, while correct on paper, are wholly inappropriate or just plain wrong, and remains blissfully clueless as to why people don't appreciate his "sage wisdom."
  • Entitled to Have You: Demonstrated in a way that makes even the rest of the class cringe in Volume 4: he outright tells Kaori that since she's his childhood friend, she should stay by his side forever, and clearly feels the same about Shizuku. It's not clear, even to him, whether this is out of romantic feelings towards them or a more self-centered "I'm the star and you're my supporting cast" attitude, but neither Kaori nor Shizuku is impressed by it.
  • Expy: He is based off of Saber from Fate: Prototype.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: He sincerely believes that just by being the hero he's entitled to save the world no matter what and everyone summoned with him is supposed to follow his lead. His defeat against Gahard was only the start of a severe chain of defeat after defeat and when he joined Hajime's party, far from being one of the strongest members in the party, he was quickly identified as The Load.
  • Fatal Flaw: He has two weaknesses.
    • His often-misplaced "sense of justice" is noted by many characters, particularly Shizuku, as being his greatest flaw.
    • Pride, which is also well connected with his so-called "sense of justice". Kouki is shown to have a lot of pride in being in the right, with no concern if he could ever be wrong. When he's no longer having his pride validated through his beliefs, Kouki will get incredibly frustrated and would further delve into delusion to make sense of what he perceives the world around him.
  • Foil: To Hajime, both are heroes in the story, but while Hajime behaves like an Anti-Hero unconcerned about using lethal means and only cares about those he considers important to him, Kouki behaves like a Knight in Shining Armor who considers chivalry as important and will always pick to save the many, even if he needs to sacrifice the few.
  • For Great Justice: Deconstructed as his idea of "justice" depends on what he believes it to be, which unfortunately for him, tends to cause him to become easily manipulated into Ishtar's propaganda.
  • Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: In a Victim Blaming kind of way. In the light novel, Hajime specifically mentions that Kouki simply can not comprehend the concept of For the Evulz. As such, if he sees someone being bullied, he immediately believes that the victim must have clearly done something to provoke it. When he sees Hajime physically dragged off the training grounds by Hiyama and his three flunkies so the four of them can use Hajime as a punching bag, Kouki honestly believes it's Hajime's fault "for not taking the training seriously" and falling behind, despite the fact, that from the beginning, the training program was clearly not working for Hajime, period, regardless of how much effort Hajime put into it.
  • Good Feels Good: Something that he's actually guilty of. He's more interested in validating his own "sense of justice" (read: self-righteousness pride) than to actually take the time to dig deeper than the surface.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He is jealous of Hajime's ability and how it has improved (and his harem). As the story continues his envy increases, and (after knowing that Kaori and Shizuku fell in love with Hajime), he deludes himself into thinking that Hajime is a manipulator that uses brainwashing to achieve his goals.
  • Hate Sink: A rare non-villainous example. In the web novel version, and even very quickly in the manga, his Victim Blaming, Selective Obliviousness, and fervent insistence that he's always right and righteous have seriously drawn the ire of the fanbase. It is at the point that comments wish he'd get a "wake-up call" in the "got eaten by a monster and laughed at by Hajime for it while he's begging Hajime for help" kind of way.
  • Here We Go Again!: A year after the end of the main story he gets summoned to yet another world to be a hero again.
  • Heroic RRoD: or rather villainous, he continues to abuse his remaining (life)power after Shizuku cut him from Ehit's power sources.
  • Heroic Wannabe: He genuinely wants to live up to his title of a hero, but due to his turning a blind eye to Hajime's suffering and self-righteous nature, he is anything but.
  • Hot-Blooded: He's seldom seen considering the long-term consequences of his actions, makes snap judgments, and frequently gets in over his head because he acts first, thinks second, later, maybe.
  • Hypocrite: Something that even he's oblivious of being, especially when things don't go his way.
    • In his Establishing Character Moment, he lectures Hajime about "taking advantage of Kaori's misplaced kindness" and he should do something about it. This is coming from a guy who is so Oblivious to Love (besides Kaori and Shizuku, but even that's ambiguous), that he never thought of how much of Chick Magnet he is to other girls, which also has real consequences with Eri.
    • For all of his talk of With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility, he rarely takes (if any) responsibility when things go wrong and often pins the blame onto others (mostly Hajime).
  • Idiot Hero: To the point where he makes his best friend look like a genius in comparison. While he may be Book Smart, he's got his head so wrapped up in his "ideals," (read: up his own ass) that he comes across as a complete bumbling oaf, and in what little bit of truth Emperor Gerard could tell him, the Mercenary Emperor actually said as much. Of course, it flew over Kouki's head.
  • Ignorant of Their Own Ignorance: This is a huge flaw in his beliefs, not that he ever once stop to think about the consequences.
  • I'm Not a Hero, I'm...: In the After Story, he openly refuses to be called "hero" during his personal arc, he's shown to be visibly uncomfortable when called that. Considering how he ended becoming a Fallen Hero in Tortus, it's quite understandable.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: A deconstructed example. While Kouki doesn't have malicious intentions, his constant obliviousness to anything that doesn't filter correctly in his point-of-view has led him into making many blunders for those around him in Tortus. The fact that he keeps denying his growing resentment for Hajime and his own flaws has only made things worse till he finally gets corrupted by his magical doppelganger.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Up to Eleven. The phrase "the path to hell is paved with good intentions" clearly applies to this guy. Not in the "I know what I did was wrong, but expect things to turn out okay because I meant well" kind of way, but as in, "I don't how my actions affect others because I meant no ill intentions", kind of way. As such, while he isn't actively kicking puppies, he does constantly trip over them, especially where Hajime is concerned. Then he simply goes on his merry way, completely oblivious to the damage he's done, leading to his friends and Ishtar, to constantly apologize for him because as "The Hero", he obviously can do no wrong.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Any time when something doesn't filter correctly through his For Great Justice Black-and-White Morality will cause him to delve into this trope. This is more apparent when he gets possessed by his magical doppelganger in the Frost Caverns of Schnee.
  • It's All About Me: Once you get further into the story, it starts to become very clear that Kouki's For Great Justice attitude is more self-serving than altruistic, especially with things no longer going his way, and his constant Selective Obliviousness before the events of Tortus. As shown when he gets possessed by his magical doppelganger in the final trials of Frost Caverns of Schnee, all that matters to Kouki is that he's the one in the right and that everyone else around him is wrong, and that he's The Hero of the story who's destined to save the day with all the glory and the girls that comes with it.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: His stats have always been equal to each other, with him not specializing in any particular stat.
  • Kidnapped by the Call: Ehitorujue only intended to summon only him as a vessel to perform a Grand Theft Me on. In the After Story, this happened to him three more times one year after he returned from Tortus. He was even explicitly labeled as a "summon magnet" in Shizuku's Wish.
  • Knight Templar: He honestly can not, for the life of him, comprehend how his mindset can ever be incorrect, about anything.
  • Lack of Empathy: For a guy who's so obsessed with "justice", he surprisingly lacks the ability to empathize with others or their situations, thinking of only resolving things in his own way.
  • Large Ham: Once in Tortus, and he learns what his special class is, he acts in loud and wildly exaggerated ways.
  • A Lesson Learned Too Well: His grandfather taught him to believe the best in humanity. Unfortunately, it has got to the point where he can't accept humans are capable of evil.
  • Manchild: Downplayed as he's only 17 at the start of the series, but his constant adherence to his "sense of justice" and refusal to admit to mistakes place him firmly in this trope.
  • My Way or the Highway: This is what his "sense of justice" boils down to; anything he says or does is right by default, no matter how irrational, suicidal, or even hypocritical and must be followed accordingly while the opinions of others are wrong, no matter how rational, pragmatic, or even beneficial it can be.
  • The Needs of the Many: A firm believer of this, when forced to pick in a Sadistic Choice between saving his love interest, or saving much more people in the final battle against the shadow beings, he chose the many he got lucky Hajime and the others appeared to lend him a hand.
  • Never Hurt an Innocent: Deconstructed as his idea of an innocent person is someone capable of having some good in their heart. No matter how much Grey-and-Gray Morality tells him and everyone else that the "Innocent person" needs to be stopped before they kill him and his entire class. Over and over again.
  • Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: Thanks to his Hero class, he is strong when compared to most of his classmates. Post-Orcus Hajime and his wives, however, he is barely a blip on their radar.
  • Oblivious to Love: As narration puts it, he treats Eri like yet another Girl of the Week.
  • Secretly Selfish: Not only is he completely oblivious to his own Entitled to Have You attitude to Shizuku and Kaori, but he had also constantly denied his own jealousy and selfishness. This eventually blew up in his face when he faces his own Evil Doppelgänger as his own denial kept feeding it with more power, eventually leading to him failing the trial and undergo a Demonic Possession.
  • Selective Obliviousness: As lampshaded in the narration by Kaori and Suzuku, he's very, very talented at completely missing or ignoring anything and everything that doesn't align with or outright defies his preconceived world-view, and only hears what agrees with him.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: He gets hit quite a bit by this, his point of view of what is a hero includes sparing any and all humanoid enemies, including the genocidal and Always Chaotic Evil devil folk, and he cannot quite understand why is it preferable to threaten the Imperial Family to abolish slavery, instead of fighting some guards to free one slave.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: He's the top when it comes to combat-related skills, and he's not too shabby when in command of a party, but he honestly believes that humans are incapable of intentionally ill intent, even when he sees it with his own eyes. As such, he's quick to forgive genuinely evil people at the slightest show of repentance, no matter how fake, and comes down on the victims with extreme prejudice for the crime of being victims.
  • Static Character: Deconstructed. Since he always believes himself to be the epitome of justice and righteousness, he finds no need to change his outlook or methods since it had served him so well back on Earth. Once he and his classmates arrive at Tortus, Kouki's views and overall naiveness would've gotten himself and the others killed multiple times if it weren't for Hajime's interventions. This is later subverted in the After Story after going through significant Character Development.
  • Stock Light-Novel Hero: A dark deconstruction. The "hero" job he gets on coming to Tortus goes straight to his head and makes him go full-tilt Tautological Templar, thinking that his way, and only his way, is the epitome of righteousness, no matter how reckless, stupid, or suicidal his actions. It often takes violence to make him see how wrong he is, or keep him from endangering himself and others, and even then, he doesn't always get it.
  • Stupid Good: At his best. It can honestly be said that he's almost completely free of malicious intent (his resentment towards Hajime aside).
  • Taking You with Me: A comedic example at the end of his personal arc: when he was summoned to the fourth world, he didn't hesitate in using limit break just to grab Hajime to get dragged together.
  • Tautological Templar: Since his job class is "hero," he believes he's always noble and just regardless of his actions or the situation. The fact that Holy Church enabled this attitude doesn't help matters.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: He is very frightened of the mere idea of slaying an intelligent opponent, it takes him being part of a Guilt-Free Extermination War against the shadow beings for him to finally being able to use lethal force.
  • Too Dumb to Live: His actions in volume 4 should have gotten his entire class slain several times over. It's only the fact that the Demon was ordered to capture them alive (and enslave), if possible, and the fact that they were rescued which kept this from happening, and he still goes and tries to provoke their rescuer into a fight while the class is still inside a dungeon, too exhausted to fend for themselves...
  • Underestimating Badassery: Over and over, he never quite understands how immense the power gap between Hajime and him is, and every time he gets just a little stronger, he quickly assumes he's about to reach Hajime.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Despite how many times Hajime saves him, he antagonizes Hajime to no end.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: In the After Story, he eventually admits to hating Hajime, to the latter admitting thinking the same, in-universe this moment is treated as a heartwarming moment since both stepped up from dismissing each other.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He never approves of Hajime's actions and he's quite vocal about those that include mercilessly killing foes. Or helping the Haulia butcher the Imperial Family to threaten Gahard into abolishing slavery. Of course, he also disapproves of those times Hajime doesn't take action, even if it is because there is no need to move, or he has a better plan ready to get the best results available.
  • Yandere: Yet another Fatal Flaw of his, as it makes him become so easily manipulated. He claims that he wants to "save" Kaori and Shizuku from Hajime's "machinations", it's rather unclear if he really does loves them, him believing that what he does nothing wrong, he hates Hajime all that much, just that him being possessive, or the twisted combination of them all.
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: One of his few Pet the Dog moments. He was incensed when the Nobles started mocking Hajime's death in Orcus dungeon and wrongly giving Kouki the full credit for getting his class out alive when everyone on the scene knows that the lion's share of the credit for that should go to Hajime. Needless to say, that while the open scorn gets squashed as a result, the nobles only take this as a further "proof" that Hajime's "only an incompetent who brings trouble to others" and Kouki is a "soft-hearted man who cares even for the incompetent," which isn't entirely incorrect. This line of thinking gives Hajime a great deal of grief for the rest of the story.

    Shizuku Yaegashi 
Voiced by: Yumiri Hanamori (Japanese), Kate Bristol (English)
The team's mom.
Shirasaki's best friend, and a kendo champion. She's both the only girl and the only one marginally nice to Hajime.
  • All Amazons Want Hercules: Yeah, she's part of Hajime's harem, falling for him mostly for his strength and dependability after adventuring with him for a while. Though it takes until the end of volume 9 for her to even admit it to herself.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She has an air of "quiet dignity" that gives others the impression of being the ideal Samurai. The fact that she's a kendo champion only serves to accentuate this appeal.
  • Blackmail: A comedic version. This is how Shizuku got Hajime to accept and look after Kaori. She threatens him with giving Hajime over-the-top and embarrassing nicknames and spreading them among the general population.
  • Cleavage Window: Her swordsman outfit in Tortus shows this on the page image.
  • Cool Big Sis: Hajime considers her as this towards her other childhood friends, her main role was restraining Kouki when he got out of hand.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Really loves cute things.
  • Expy: Word of God states she's based on Kanzaki Kaori.
  • Fragile Speedster: Shizuku can cut down her opponents in the blink of an eye, but one good hit is enough to take her out of battle.
  • It's Probably Nothing: In the anime adaptation, she overhears Hiyama muttering to himself how things "went perfectly." When she sees him get all twitchy after she calls out to him, she flashbacks to all the times Hiyama bullied Hajime and came to realize Hiyama's Yandere nature but then shrugs it off as "overthinking things."
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Switch to a black katana made by Hajime later on. Justified in that she is more familiar with it and her style is based on one, so using other type of swords make it difficult, not to mention the katana as she got it was only marginally worse than the Purposely Overpowered holy sword. When he upgrades it again, that katana is the best sword in the world bar none.
  • Lady of War: Graceful, elegant, wields a blade with great speed and skills in battle.
  • Love Epiphany: She gets more than one during her adventures in the great dungeons, it takes her a while to finally admit loving Hajime.
  • Only Sane Man: Compared to the people around her, Shizuku has her head together the most to her detriment since that meant that she's relegated into cleaning up after her quirky friends.
  • Rescue Romance: Later on, she fell for Hajime after he came to her help time and time again.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Shizuku with her best friend Kaori.
  • Running Gag: Kaori and Yue periodically muse about Shizuku possibly being the "final boss" in the battle for Hajime's affections, due to her ability to overpower Hajime verbally (see Blackmail above). This only increases after Shizuku confesses her feelings and joins their group.
  • Shipper on Deck: Supports Kaori's feelings for Hajime. Later on she was heavily guilt-tripped by her Evil Doppelgänger since she had also fell in love with Hajime as well.
  • The Smurfette Principle: She's the only girl in the "cool kids" group.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Hajime initially describes her as cold, rigid and aloof on one side, sweet and sensitive on the other.
  • Team Mom: For the front line training in the Orcus Dungeon. Often more like team Kindergarten Teacher. She is quite sure the stress is giving her wrinkles and making her go bald.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Shizuku never did like Hiyama for bullying Hajime and lusting after Kaorinote , but she finally runs out of patience with him the moment she discovers his betrayal of the class and holds nothing but contempt for him when he stabs Kaori. Because of this, she has absolutely No Sympathy for him when Hajime kills him, nor does she have any qualms with Hajime doing so.
  • Token Good Teammate: Quite possibly the only decent individual in Hajime's entire class. She's not only Shirasaki's genuine friend, but the only one that treats Hajime near kindly.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She's a kendo champion and the only female melee fighter in the series other than Shea. While she's less girly than Kaori at a first glance, she actually loves cute things and she's quite feminine and sensible, so in a harem where most members aggressively strive to get into Hajime's bed, Kaori included, she can faint from a mere kiss.

    Ryoutarou Sakagami 
Voiced by: Ryuichi Kijima (Japanese), Aaron Campbell (English)
Of the top trio of the "cool kids," he doesn't bother to hide his distaste for Hajime and does his best to drive Hajime out of Shirasaki's life.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Since the Anime hasn't adapted Earth and everyone's lives, he doesn't display Kick the Dog to Hajime when he's spotted with Kaori.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: The anime gives him black hair and green eyes, along with a notable tan.
  • Barefisted Monk: Ryutarou fights primarily using his fists as befitting of someone with the monk class.
  • The Big Guy: Effectively serves as the primary muscle in Kouki's group, being the most beefy and stout member.
  • Dumb Muscle: Hajime describes him in the light novel as "even his brain seems made out of muscles".
  • Hidden Depths: While he's every bit as Dumb Muscle as both narration and characters mention, he's also one of the most sensible classmates, able to support Kouki without a doubt, carrying a flame for Yue, while understanding it will never work.
  • Human Popsicle: Almost gets turned into one due to trying to reach an easy way out inside a great dungeon.
  • Love at First Sight: With Yue, he understands how hopeless that is and is content with just watching from the sidelines.
  • Pair the Spares: He and Suzu become a couple after the story, and decide to go back to Tortus together.
  • Rated M for Manly: One of his fights in the last of the great dungeons consists of him exchanging punches with a frost golem.
  • Undying Loyalty: He sincerely believes in Kouki and never gives up on him, even if that means fighting against him.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: He cannot use metamorphosis magic on the magical beast, so he uses it on himself.
  • Younger Than He Looks: Sakagami is 17, but is described with a very muscular body and is 190 cmnote  tall.

    Suzu Taniguchi 
Voiced by: Ayasa Itou (Japanese), Dani Chambers (English)
A chibi with inexhaustible energy and spunk.
  • Barrier Warrior: She has the "Barrier Master" class which allows her to summon barrier magic even able to hold off a Behemoth, though she got this only after months of very hard training, long after Hajime "fell" in the dungeon.
  • Combat Hand Fan: Sports two of them after Hajime accidentally broke her bracers while upgrading them.
  • Genki Girl: She's got so much energy, she's constantly bouncing off walls.
  • Girlish Pigtails: To highlight her extremely childish personality, she wears her hair like this.
  • Mascot: In-universe. She's officially the class mascot.
  • My Greatest Failure: She considers the death and destruction caused by Eri (Even her own suicide) to be her fault since she wasn't the one to stop her earlier attempt before Kouki, whose flawed personality made him unable (Or unwilling) to help her recover her sanity.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Every time she's sad it's a clear sign of how dire things are.
  • Pair the Spares: She and Ryuutaro become a couple after the story, and decide to go back to Tortus together.
  • Personality Powers: Barrier Warrior but it also reflects her "mask"
  • Schoolgirl Lesbians: Has a small crush for a while on Yue, and her relationship with Eri has quite the Ho Yay context. And one of the novel illustrations involving her groping Kaori's chest
  • Stepford Smiler: Her way to cope with loneliness, she also fears being rejected, which the Secret Test of Character pokes here.

Bastard 4

A group of bullies torments Hajime back in Japan and form a separate party that works in tandem with Kouki's "Hero" party.

    Daisuke Hiyama 
Voiced by: Minoru Shiraishi (Japanese), Orion Pitts (English)
One of the "cool kids." While not in the top three who harass Hajime, he is the most dangerous, due to his own sense of entitlement to Shirasaki and his own stupidity. He is also the one Hajime rightly hates the most.
  • Beta Test Baddie: He's introduced, by Hajime's description, as spending every day looking for new and interesting ways to harass Hajime, as if it's his assigned homework, which is Serious Business in Japan. In Tortus, he's overcome with murderous fury because he sees that Hajime and Kaori can hook up just fine, but he will never be good enough for her and he knows it.
  • Blow You Away: Hiyama's true specialty in magic, being what he used to manipulate one of the fireballs to strike Hajime in the back to ensure that he falls into the Abyss.
  • The Bully: To Hajime, and after being transported to Tortus, he starts to become a Barbaric Bully when he starts to resort to violence (e.g. he and his posse attack Hajime from all sides in their "training" and would've severely injured him further had Shirasaki didn't intervene).
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Invoked as Hajime kills Hiyama in a similar manner to how the latter tries to kill him in the first place. Getting knocked down into a pit filled with demonic beasts, and being Left for Dead while having his arm eaten off first. Unlike with Hajime, Hiyama had no chance of surviving and his half-eaten corpse was later buried unceremoniously with everyone hating him for his treachery.
  • Defiant to the End: You got to admit that despite his cowardly tendencies, he doesn't beg nor grovel after Hajime breaks all of his limbs and nearly ruptured his internal organs, and still have the will to even declares that he'll kill him one day and still take Kaori as his girlfriend when Hajime holds him by the throat. Deconstructed and subverted since it doesn't save his life as Hajime lost all patience and mercy for his former bully and decided to throw him off the courtyard with monsters roaming around with the intent to make Hiyama feel despair since he had no chance of surviving due to his crippling injuries.
  • Dirty Coward: He's perfectly fine attacking weaker people, like pre-Orcus Hajime, four on one, and attacking monsters when there's a large party covering for him, but when he's at a tactical disadvantage, he either sucks up, kowtows, or runs away.
  • Eaten Alive: Hajime throws him off the courtyard into the jaws of the demonic beasts roaming around.
  • Even Evil Can Be Loved: In the After Story, his family tried to avenge his death by going after Hajime, only to be broken down with the reveal of his betrayal in Tortus.
  • Evil Redhead: Although he's a brunette, Hiyama's hair tends to have a shade of red, and he's definitely not a friend nor an ally.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He knows he's clearly not worthy of Kaori's affections, but chancing upon her going into Hajime's room late into the night, wearing only a flimsy negligee, and selfishly thinking Hajime's even less worthy, due to his own selfish Might Makes Right philosophy, drives him into a murderous rage which is what ultimately inspires him to back-stab Hajime in the Great Orcus Labyrinth.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: What's left of his half-eaten corpse.
  • Hated by All: Everyone hates Hiyama, especially Hajime, thanks to his treachery nearly getting them killed.
  • Hate Sink: Out of all the students who bullied Hajime, he is by far the most despicable. From attempting to murder Hajime all the way to stabbing Kaori so she can be reanimated as a doll to love only him, Daisuke proves himself to be rotten to the core and earns himself no sympathy from either the characters or the audience when Hajime finally kills him.
  • Hopeless Suitor: As Hajime points out, despite his feelings for Kaori, she would never return them due to the fact he couldn't stand the fact she was kind to him (Hajime), so when he bullied Hajime, Daisuke proved to Kaori what a disgusting person he is and thus turn off any romance. At some point he realized this himself, but didn't want to admit it.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: After years of getting away with bullying Hajime and turning on his fellow classmates at every turn, Hiyama finally gets what's coming to him at the end of volume 6 when Hajime kicks him out of the courtyard into the horde of beasts.
  • Last Disrespects: After his final betrayal results in his death, after the battle, what's left of his body is found, and the others think what happens next is kind: They dig a shoddy hole and dump him there and choose to only remember him as a horrible human being.
  • Lean and Mean: He has a slim build, and is definitely not a nice person.
  • Left for Dead: Hajime beats him to within an inch of his life for mortally wounding Kaori, then throws him to the monster army. With the injuries, he suffered beforehand by Hajime, Hiyama doesn't survive at all.
  • Loving a Shadow: No matter how genuine his feelings for Kaori are, the latter's superficial beauty is the really only thing he likes about her regardless of her other traits. The fact that he went as so far as to kill her in order for Eri to resurrect her as a puppet who'll love only him says a lot.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: The night before the Orcus Labyrinth excursion, Hiyama realizes that Kaori will never become his as long as Hajime exists. With that knowledge in mind, Hiyama deliberately set up an "accident" to happen to Hajime which resulted in his fall to the Abyss. This did not end well for Hiyama, especially since Hajime survived and become even stronger and more ruthless than the bully, preventing a second attempt from even happening.
  • Narcissist: Hiyama only cares about himself and his own desires which is a huge trait that makes him disliked by all the students and what gets him killed in the end.
  • Never My Fault: After he blasts Hajime down into the abyss, and everyone else miraculously gets out of the dungeon alive, he goes into a dark corner, curls up into a fetal position, and, while pretending to be distraught about Hajime's supposed death, starts giggling, happily blaming Hajime, and calling it "divine retribution" that Hajime was blasted back into the Behemoth by his own fireball. He continues to do this after his plan to betray his classmates failed, where he continues to blame Hajime for ruining everything.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: His betrayal of Hajime in the Orcus dungeon, dumping the poor boy into the Abyss, allowed Hajime to rescue Yue and take numerous levels in badass that would have never happened otherwise.
  • Not Worth Killing: Initially, once Hajime met up with his class again, Hajime made it clear to Hiyama that he knew he was the one who tried to kill him. And that he doesn't even consider him worth killing. This was rescinded when he mortally wounded Kaori.
  • Oh, Crap!: When he sees first hand that Hajime is alive, knows he backstabbed him, and shows how much more powerful and remorseless he is, he enters a massive panic.
  • Playing with Fire: His only offensive spell is the basic Fireball.
  • Poisonous Friend: Kouki sees him as a friend. He's just sucking up to Kouki for his own protection. Kouki just can't bring himself to see it.
  • Schmuck Bait: Falls victim to some in chapter 3 of the manga. Despite being told, repeatedly, by the rest of the class, and the knight that was training them, not to go after the shiny gem in the ceiling, he continues to do so, calling everyone else "cowards." This triggers a trap that teleports everyone into a chamber where they come face to face with a Behemoth, and the only exit is blocked by an endless wave of skeletons, composed of prior adventurers that fell on the 58th floor, a place far, far above their current level. It was only Hajime's genuine courage that gave anyone the chance to escape.
  • Something Only They Would Say: When Hajime first returns, he refuses to believe he's the kid he killed, insisting it was probably a forged identity. Then Yue asks him a question:
  • Spanner in the Works: By causing Hajime to fall into the Abyss and find Yue, he threw the biggest spanner onto god's chessboard. He just doesn't live long enough to see his success.
  • Teens Are Monsters: Hiyama is in his late teens and has a villainous personality.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Fans generally consider Daisuke to be the only one of the three villainous students that was truly evil. Unlike Shimizu and Eri, who have tragic backstories, Daisuke has no such excuse. As Hajime later pointed out, Hiyama was fully aware that what he was doing was wrong, but still chose, of his own accord, to do all these evil things because he was a sociopath.
  • Too Dumb to Live: In chapter 3 of the manga, he threatens a complete collapse of the dungeon the entire class is in by going after a gem, embedded in the ceiling, that's obviously too big to carry just because Shirasaki said it's beautiful.
  • Ungrateful Bastard:
    • His response to Hajime saving his life at terrible risk and effort? Have the fireball that's supposed to be cover-fire for Hajime's own escape actually turn and hit him In the Back, so he falls down into the Abyss, to be Left for Dead.
    • He did it again during Eri's betrayal, this time disregarding Hajime's mercy to his previous betrayal. This time he paid the price.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: While he intentionally tried to kill Hajime, he probably never thought that his "death" would bring too much despair on a student that they're Driven to Villainy (e.g Shimizu). Though he never found out about this.
  • Villains Want Mercy: Combined with Ain't Too Proud to Beg and Easily Forgiven. Once everyone had calmed down, long after fleeing the dungeon, due to Hiyama springing the trap that nearly got everybody killed and regained their composure, they rightly turned on him for putting them in that predicament in the first place. His response was to run to Kouki, kneel on the ground, and shed Crocodile Tears, thus earning Kouki's forgiveness and getting the criticism to stop. He even winds up on Kouki's party close to his Lust Object, Kaori.
  • Yandere: Especially after Hajime's "murder" in the first volume for his obsession with Kaori. It gets to point where he was willing to kill her and have Eri resurrect Kaori into a living doll to only love him.

    Yoshiki Saito, Reiichi Kondo, and Shinji Nakano 
The trio of worst offenders. Together with Hiyama Daisuke, they strive to make Hajime's life hell back on Earth and do their damnedest in Tortus as well.
  • Blade on a Stick: Kondo's job class Dragoon gives him instant mastery on the use of spears and halberds.
  • Blow You Away: Saito's job class Aerothurge gives him an affinity for Wind Magic.
  • The Bully: Much like Hiyama, the 3 relentlessly harass and beat up Hajime back in Japan for having Kaori's love and affection.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Shinji and Yoshiki eventually start a private security company after returning to Earth and became bodyguards of Liliana S. B. Heiligh.
  • Hikikomori: After Kondo's death during Eri's betrayal Saito and Nakano turn into shut-ins due to shock, they're never mentioned again.
  • Irony: Their Establishing Character Moment is harassing Haijime for being an Otaku, and later on, became shut-ins after the death of Kondo.
  • Playing with Fire: Nakano's job class Pyromancer gives him an affinity for Fire Magic.
  • The Resenter: They resent Shirasaki being friendly with Hajime and bully him relentlessly behind her back as a result.
  • Smug Snake: They are in no way as smart, clever, or popular as they think they are, but they love to rub their supposed superiority in Hajime's face at every opportunity.
  • Those Two Guys: They are rarely if ever, seen apart.

Ai-chan Defense Force

A group of demoralized students who decide to form their own party focused on using their talents and game-breaking skills to defend their chibi-sized teacher Aiko Hatayama rather than risking their lives contributing to humanity's war against the demons.

    Aiko Hatayama 
Voiced by: Ai Kakuma (Japanese), Emily Fajardo (English)
Fight on, Ai-chan!
The social studies teacher who was handling the class at the time everyone was summoned to another world.
  • Affectionate Nickname: The class is fond of calling her "Ai-chan" to her chagrin, due to her childish body.
  • All-Loving Hero: Played with. She very much cares about the people of Tortus as a whole, but mess with her students and she will retaliate. As Ishtar found out.
  • Big Good: Her official role in the final battle.
  • The Comically Serious: In-universe. The harder she tries to do her job as a school teacher, the more "childish" she comes across to the students.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Downplayed as it wasn't anything tragic, but when she was young, she was framed for stealing a bicycle by one of her classmates, who was the son of one of the town's wealthy and influential families. The only person who stood by her side, other than her family and friends, was her teacher that all the students despised for his strict attitude. He managed to clear Aiko's name through his efforts but was forced to retire due to angering the boy's family. This event is what inspires her to become the Cool Teacher she is in the present time.
  • Fantastic Nuke: From a methane explosion.
  • Farm Girl: In her backstory, she came from a family of farmers on her mother's side. It is implied to have contributed to her getting the farmer job.
  • A God Am I: She becomes the "Goddess of fertility" thanks to Hajime's propaganda after the battle of Ui. Of course she got no say on it, and her title got used again in the final battle.
  • Head Desk: Her thoughts where it concerns Hajime. Regarding how he saved her.
  • Honey Trap: INVERTED! The Holy Church of Ehit keeps sending "hotties" (handsome male knights) to seduce her to join their ranks so that they can monopolize her "Farmer" class. She winds up mesmerizing the Knights instead, though she's totally clueless about it.
  • Improbable Age: She's a twenty-five year old teaching a class of high-schoolers.
  • Lethal Harmless Powers: One wouldn't think farming would be a dangerous weapon... until the Church of Ehit started aiding the "angel" that kidnapped her, tortured her, put her in a cage, and straight-up tried to murder her. Boom goes Pope Ishtar and his flunkies in a Fantastic Nuke methane explosion.
  • Moral Dissonance: Which even she lampshades. She's caught between not wanting her students to fight as soldiers in an alien war, so they can more easily adapt back to life in Japan, should they ever find a way to return, but she can't bring herself to just turn her back to the suffering and peril faced by the denizens of Tortus, where she and her students find themselves.
  • Morality Chain: By the time volume 6 rolls around, she becomes one of the very few people Hajime still listens to, as she honestly does her best to help him, and all the other students for that matter, retain enough of their personalities that they can adapt back to a peaceful life should they all ever make it back to Japan.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: The methane explosion that took down the Holy Church's cathedral went far beyond her intention of taking down the cathedral's barrier and killed everyone within in an instant. This caused her to become so wracked in guilt that Hajime had to console her.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: While she did mean well in trying to stop Hiyama's bullying and taunts regarding Hajime's initial very lack-luster class and stats, she actually goes and makes him feel worse because even though her stats are worse than his, her profession and talents are both numerous and highly valuable, while he's So Okay, It's Average.
  • Oblivious to Love: Aiko seems unaware of the feelings of the templar knights for her.
  • Older Than She Looks: She looks like a middle-schooler but she's 25 years old.
  • Personality Powers: Her powerset of her "Farmer" job given to her fitting well to her "nurturing" aspects, being a teacher and all.
  • Sensei-chan: Due to her short height and youthful appearance, she's considered the class pet, rather than an authority figure most of the time.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Of the 18 volumes she appears a bit at the beginning, then volume 6, 10, and then the final battle, but she's still the person responsible for managing to turn Hajime from a very selfish anti-hero into someone willing to help others to avoid living "a lonely life", her heartfelt words immediately saved thousands and her own life, and in the long run both worlds.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: She developed feelings for her former student, Nagumo Hajime, after he saved her life from poisoning by feeding her a potion via mouth-to-mouth and consoling her after her fermentation skill resulted in a Fantastic Nuke that killed everyone in the Holy Church's cathedral. While she refers to the students as "children" in her mind, only Hajime is called "he."
  • Token Adult: She's the only adult member of Haijime's class that was transported to Tortus alongside them. This later becomes averted in the After Story.

    Yuka Sonobe 
The girl Pre-orcus Hajime saved, first- hand, before his "fall" into the Abyss.
  • Dude Magnet: According to Liliana, Yuka is popular among the knights and people in the Heiligh Kingdom.
  • Heroic BSoD: And a big one. While Kouki, Hiyama, and even Ryoutarou all form parties to go back and "avenge" Hajime by taking on and defeating Orcus dungeon, she, along with many other students cower in the royal castle, too scared of their own shadows to even set foot outside their assigned quarters, for weeks, until she decides to go with Aiko on an expedition to restore the kingdom's crops and solve the food crisis.
  • Heroic Resolve: Even after learning that Tortus isn't a fantasy game, and is actually a very, very dangerous place, she still overcomes her Heroic BSoD and chooses to go with Aiko-sensei into danger to help others.
  • I Owe You My Life: Towards Hajime. She wouldn't be alive if he didn't intercept the Skeleton Knights' sword swing at her.
  • Knife Nut: Sonobe specializes in utilizing the 12 knife artifact set that the church gave her. As long as Yuka had one knife, she can have the rest return to her regardless of how far they are.
  • Passing the Torch: On the receiving end. She inherits the kindness, idealism, and childish wonder Hajime was forced to throw away to survive the Orcus dungeon.
  • Ship Tease: To Hajime, to the point that their classmates and even her own parents worry that she might end up as a mistress if "she's not active enough".
  • Took a Level in Idealism: Hajime's Heroic Sacrifice leads her to become a better person, despite her own fears and insecurities.

    Yukitoshi Shimizu 
Introduced in Volume 2, but named in Volume 3, he showcases what could go wrong if an Otaku who fantasizes about being whisked away to another world actually is.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: He specializes in Dark Magic, strong in causing all sorts of debuffs, including brainwashing, and uses it to amass a monster army to annihilate the city of Ur, soldier and civilian alike, to kill his teacher, Aiko and the rest of his class purely to be a "hero" in his own eyes.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: He spent his whole life wanting to be whisked away to another world so he could become the "hero" and get a harem devoted to him... He gets the first part, and finds he doesn't like it.
  • The Beastmaster: He has the ability control monsters. It is implied that the main reason the monster forces recruited him was to keep him from using this ability against them.
  • Coup de Grâce: He's mortally wounded when Lace attacks Aiko after Hajime defeats the monster army and captures him. Not wanting Aiko to blame herself for Yukitoshi's death, Hajime Mercy Kills him with gunshots to the head and heart and tells her it was "because he was my enemy."
  • Dark Is Evil: He's gifted with "dark magic" when he comes to Tortus, and he's a completely depraved person.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Like Hajime, he's an Ascended Fanboy Gone Horribly Wrong. He shows that being a fan of "other world" harem anime to the point of immersion is not the best strategy to prepare for such an event actually happening. In fact, if you can't hack it in the real world, where life is relatively easy, you're not likely to do well if you suddenly find yourself in a setting like those common to "other world" anime, harem or otherwise, because you're not going to be strong enough, physically, mentally, or morally to deal with a life and death situation.
  • Did Not Think This Through: Taking Aiko hostage was a sound plan to avoid arrest and execution for treason... or would have been if not for saying the Demons tasked him with assassinating her first.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: He has pale skin and black hair, and is overall not a stable person.
  • Eyes Never Lie: Implied in the anime to be the reason why Hajime kills him. After Shimizu begs for his life and swears loyalty to him, Hajime notices Shimizu's eyes turning away, which likely meant he was lying. Alternatively, he might've been looking towards Aiko, showing that he'd target her again.
    • In the LN and Manga, Hajime sees that Shimizu was Beyond Redemption and completely insane, with no chance of recovery.
  • Foil: To Hajime. They're both otakus, and both dreamed of going to another world where they'd be appreciated. Once in the other world, however, Yukitoshi got "cheat-level" stats and over-specialized on them, and became jealous of his even more broken classmates. In contrast, Hajime got a non-combat class and comparatively poor stats and did his damnedest to turn them to his advantage through a combination of Not the Intended Use and sheer ornery cussedness, and didn't act on his resentment toward the others.
  • General Failure: Unlike Hajime, who attended and studied Meld's tactics and strategies sessions, and learned from them, he only focused on the aspects of his "Dark Magic" that served him, particularly the brainwashing. As such, when he found himself in charge of the large army of monsters he spent weeks building up, his "plans" were a complete disaster, not even preparing an exit strategy or an orderly retreat (although granted, he couldn't have expected Hajime to turn up with machine guns, rocket launchers, and two level 70+ spellcasters). By the time he realizes he's in over his head and tries to run, it's already too late for him.
  • Gonk: When compared to the rest of his male classmates, Yukitoshi's face is notably gangly along with his skin being deathly white with blank eyes.
  • Harem Seeker: And a complete failure at it. He does not have even one character or personality trait that would be attractive to the opposite sex but refuses to believe it. The only reason he hasn't tried to make a brainwashed harem of sex-slaves is that it's too difficult, too unstable, and too time-consuming to use on actual people.
  • Heroic Wannabe: He will do anything and everything to be a "hero," no matter who he has to side with or kill.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Seeing Hajime get bullied made him withdraw into himself in class and avoid others. Upon coming to Tortus, he continues to sulk and sneak off alone...
  • Loners Are Freaks: Even his parents and family were rightly concerned that he devoted so much of his life to his "other world" fantasies that he had basically no social contact.
  • Never My Fault: To Insane Troll Logic levels. Despite the fact that he withdrew from the class, and rebuffed anyone who tried to approach him, he insists his loneliness is their fault for ignoring him.
  • Rant-Inducing Slight: Seeing Hajime's "chuuni" new look pissed him off, but then seeing Yue try to comfort him turned him red, then green, then white with rage.
  • Saying Too Much: Even Hajime was sympathetic to his plight after the Demons fired through him to try to get at Aiko until he promises to provide Hajime with a harem of brainwashed sex-slaves. This makes Hajime realize he's too far gone into his delusions to be rescued and gives him a Mercy Kill.
  • Shadow Archetype: To Hajime. He's far, far more chuuni than Hajime will ever be, and when he finds reality doesn't match his imaginations, he retreats even further into his fantasies.
  • Stock Light-Novel Hero: Oh, he would very much like to be one, but he's so fixated on the benefits that he completely ignores the perils, and completely falls apart, retreating even further into his fantasies, the moment even the tiniest little thing goes wrong.
  • Super Loser: He does actually put in the effort to learn and master every aspect of his gifted "Dark Magic" ability, and through carefully applied brainwashing, manages to amass an army of tens if not hundreds of thousands of monsters, but his ego is so fragile that he completely falls apart if even the tiniest thing doesn't go his way.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Deconstructed. He hones his "Dark Magic" ability into a force to be reckoned with, even managing to subdue Tio when he catches her napping. Unfortunately, he doesn't have a clue as to what he's doing so his battle debut becomes a complete disaster.
  • You Are What You Hate: He hates "chuuni bastards" with a passion, but he's the most "chuuni" character in the whole setting and is completely oblivious to it.
  • Zerg Rush: Deconstructed. He never bothers to learn the strengths and weaknesses of any of the species of monsters he manages to subdue. He just sends them at his target all at once. When this encounters the battle-hardened Hajime's party, it utterly fails him.

    Atsushi Tamai 

Other Notable Students

    Eri Nakamura
Voiced by: Asuka Nishi (Japanese), Megan Shipman (English)

A bespectacled beauty, giving off the air of the stereotypical librarian.

  • Abusive Parents: Her mother blamed her for her father's death and her stepfather repeatedly rape her until he was discovered and incarcerated. Unsurprisingly, her mother blames Eri further for seducing her second husband and later got arrested for nearly beating her to death and for the constant abuse beforehand. Needless to say, it led to the point where she wanted to die.
  • Ax-Crazy: She's completely deranged, feels nothing of killing people (and her body count is quite impressive) and the moment she stops caring about appearances, even her speech becomes slurred.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: A shy cute girl with necromancer power? Yup. Until it turns out to be a cade of Bad Powers, Bad People instead.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Deconstructed. Pre-Tortus she was about to commit suicide before Kouki talked her out of it and was the first kind person to her in a long time. However, this moment was a minute moment to him. So thus she was desperately dedicated to him, craving the affection again. Upon coming to the new world, she became a Yandere for him.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She's not anywhere near as nice as she pretends to be, but she's got the entire class fooled.
  • Blackmail: She blackmails Himaya into being her slave by promising to keep quiet regarding the fact that she knows he's directly responsible for intentionally blasting Hajime into the Abyss with a fireball.
  • "Blackmail" Is Such an Ugly Word: While actively blackmailing Hiyama, she specifically lampshades the trope. Acting incredulous that he would even imply the thought of her blackmailing him.
  • Complexity Addiction: Her plans for Kouki have to be among the most convoluted method to achieve her goals. She could have simply taken advantage of his Leeroy Jenkins tendencies and let him die as a result of his own devices to then "resurrect" him as her puppet, but instead, she blackmails Hiyama, contracts with the Demons, sabotages the defenses of the human city, and uses a Zombie Apocalypse to critically injure all her classmates so she could try turning them to her puppets one at a time while forcing the rest to watch. Not only does this ultimately fail, but she completely enrages and alienates Hajime who is only stopped from giving her a Fate Worse than Death by Freid's armed invasion.
  • Cute Bookworm: She not only loves books, but she was also on the library committee before being brought to the world of Tortus and is quite beautiful.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: The poor, poor girl, as an entire chapter depicted. Her father died saving her from an accident, resulting in her mother demanded her to die in his place and beginning to keep abusing her, and as soon as her mother remarried, this stepfather routinely raped her​, he gets arrested for his crime, resulting in her mother abusing her for the crime of "robbing husband from her", again. Finally fed up with the abuse, she threw a Hannibal Lecture to her mother and escaped; all while her mother was later arrested for assault and abuse. With nowhere to go, she decided​ to simply put an end to her own misery, until Koukitalked her out of it​, which got her infatuated to him that much. Her life improved since, but her mind was still not in good shape by that point.
  • Dark Is Evil: She wears all black and is not a good or stable person.
  • Defeat Equals Explosion: She dies by detonating herself after being defeated.
  • Driven to Suicide: Twice proper, the first time from Abusive Parents, the second time from Love Hurts, where she finally succeeds.
  • For Want of a Nail: She herself admits she might have not been as bad as she was if she met Suzu before she became obssessed with Kouki.
  • Freudian Excuse: If it weren't for the abuse she suffered from her mother and stepdad, she'd probably not be as screwed up as she is.
  • Hime Cut: She is described as having a natural "bob cut" hairstyle.
  • Hopeless Suitor: As noted under Interrupted Suicide below, Eri became obsessed with Kouki, whose dense personality made him oblivious to her darker personality until it was too late.
  • Interrupted Suicide: Her suicide attempt was stopped by Kouki. This does not bold well for him, as she had become insanely possessive of him afterward.
  • It Runs in the Family: She is just as mentally unstable as her abusive mother.
  • Love Hurts: Kouki's neglectful behavior is what drives her off the deep end.
  • Meganekko: She wears glasses.
  • Necromancer: As she officially has the Necromancer class.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: She promises Hiyama to give him Kaori as a "girlfriend" if he serves her as a slave, exposure as a murderer if not.
  • Personality Powers: She is basically Dead from within and hides it well, fitting, considering how she uses her powers. and from how Kouki interrupted her from suicide but never really cares about her sanity, she's basically Came Back Wrong, as her power symbolized it all.
  • Power Incontinence: Can barely control her Necromancer power. This is a complete lie, she's quite talented with Necromantic magic and wipes out the Heiligh government by herself.
  • Shrinking Violet: She is very meek and shy, in public. In private, she's utterly psychotic.
  • Walking Spoiler: Without knowing her true nature, you won'​t know anything about her. And the light novel not only covers the name of the one blackmailing Hiyama, but it also hides her gender, too.
  • Yandere: One for Kouki. And unlike Kaori, it's not Played for Laughs.

    Kousuke Endou 
A member of Nagayama's party with a very weak presence and can't be noticed by labyrinth monsters or automatic doors.
  • Butt-Monkey: His natural lack of presence causes Endou to become quite misfortunate at times. Let's see: Automatic Doors do not open for him, Endou gets sent flying from Kaori who accidentally mistook him for a ghost, ends up missing dinner one time since no one woke him up and is forced to eat rotten leftovers forcing the assassin to find a functioning toilet in the castle.
  • Chick Magnet: Following in his boss - Hajime - footsteps, he too gained a harem of his own in his spin off.
  • Knife Nut: Endou specializes in using Daggers.
  • The Nondescript: Not even Magical Beasts nor the automatic door caught his presence, it even comes to handy for the former case as he goes sending the distress call of the entire class to Hajime.
  • Number Two: To Hajime in the Afterstory.
  • Red Baron: It's later called Abyssgate by both his friends and his enemies
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: His specialty. Even before being isekai'd to Tortus, Endou would just suddenly appear and disappear from everyone's sights if he didn't make his presence known and getting the assassin job only amplifies this talent.

    Jugo Nagayama 
An old friend and classmate of Kousuke Endou and Kentarou Nomura. He leads his own party.
  • The Brute: One of the physically strongest members of the class.
  • Heroic Build: He is the tallest member of the class after Ryutarou.

     Kentarou Nomura 

An old friend and classmate of Kousuke Endou and Jugo Nagayama. He secretly holds feelings for Ayako Tsuji.

  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Tsuji.
  • Childhood Friend: Of Jugo and Kousuke.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: As a geomancer, he often fights using rocks. He is able to make the rocks take on different forms, like walls and spears.
  • Genius Bruiser: For a guy that could easily be Dumb Muscle, he is pretty quick on the uptake. LN 04 he won the gamble he made regarding the Earth magic spell "Dark Gaol". Cattleya cast it and the monsters dodged. He realized that and when they ran for it he threw the spell at the monsters. When they dodged it broke the pursuit and gave the Hero party room to escape.
  • Heroic Build: He is noted to have bulked up since arriving at Tortus.

Church of Ehit

The religion of Mankind who worships the god Ehitorujue and responsible for introducing Hajime's class to the Tortus, not to mention some of the more wide-scale issues.
    Ishtar Langbard 
Voiced by: Shouto Kashii (Japanese)
Behold the pope of Eht!
The Pope of Eht (Ehit), and the one who explains the reason why Hajime's class was summoned to Tortus.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Ishtar is the name of a female deity.
  • Light Is Not Good: Aside from being Obviously Evil, he is dressed in white and gold and is the pope of holy faith.
  • Meaningful Name: The goddess he gets his name from is not the pleasant fellow, the god he worshipped is not the sanest fellow, either.
  • Moral Dissonance: He's confused and somewhat insulted that Hajime's class panicked at the thought of being forcefully summoned to Tortus and upon learning that they can't go back, as if it's somehow an insult to Eht-sama itself. When Kouki's Rousing Speech gets the class on board with being in a Child Soldier army, he's smugly satisfied.
  • Mr. Exposition: He spends the vast majority of his screen-time explaining the world of Tortus to the audience and Hajime's class.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: He's totally obedient to Ehit, no matter what the latter does.
  • Obviously Evil: Just look at him!
  • Summon Everyman Hero: The reason for his summoning ritual. Except that Ehit had summoned the whole class as his new pawns for his sick game.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He's expecting everyone summoned from Hajime's class to be a Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond and save Tortus from the demon threat. They're all normal humans without special powers and have to undergo serious training to get, learn, and effectively use abilities and talents. Most of them don't even use their heads in a fight and just go for the biggest and flashiest moves and spells they can on any opponent, regardless of the situation.

    Simon L.G. Levellair 
An exiled bishop of Ehit introduced in the epilogue of volume 7, along with his granddaughter.
  • King Incognito: He walks in the capital city of Heleigh hiding his identity as a bishop of Ehit to learn what's really going on, instead of taking the propaganda at face value.
  • Manchild: He's introduced sucking his thumb for no reason.
  • Obfuscating Insanity: He escaped execution for "heresy" by pretending to be a little nuts. Even in the present, he still acts a bit odd to get people to lower their guard.
  • Reassigned to Antarctica: Before the story began, he was exiled to a remote backwater village in the desert for the "heresy" of saying beastmen and demihumans should not be abused, and then only because he recanted, or he would have been executed. He's brought back to the capital by princess Lilliana's official summon.
  • Secret Keeper: He's been holding on to a "legend" passed down along his family...
  • Spot the Thread: He figured out that the cover-story for what happened to the Holy Church of Ehit was a fabrication by someone with a grudge on Ehit.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: He's introduced as the wacky parent to Sybil's serious child.

    Sybil L.G. Levallair 
Simon's granddaughter.

Kingdom of Heleigh

    Knight Commander Meld Loggins 
Voiced by: Yasuhiro Mamiya (Japanese), Patrick Seitz (English)
The knight in charge of training Hajime's class to be the "heroes" who save the world of Tortus.
  • Did Not See That Coming: In a good way. He figured Hajime's Synergist class was useless in a fight, until he saw Hajime use "Transmute" to hold a monster captive before finishing it off. This impresses him beyond measure.
  • Heroic Build: He fits the stereotypical image of a Knight.
  • Hold the Line: Subverted. In the manga, he is illustrated trying to hold the Behemoth at bay so the students can escape, but Kouki trying to come to his aid, and Hajime actually restraining Behemoth with "Transmute" allows everyone else to escape.
  • Ignored Expert: He was tasked by both Ishtar and the king to mentor and train the students in Aiko's class to be effective soldiers in the war with the demons, but his experience and wisdom is ignored in favor of political expediency in the matter of the "accidental" fireball that caused Hajime to be driven down to the depths of the Abyss. He knew that if left unattended, it would only get worse, not better, over time. If it was actually an accident, without proper counseling, the guilt would build until those that felt responsible cracked under the pressure and turned on humanity, feeling themselves completely beyond redemption which actually happens as early as Volume 2 when most of the too-traumatized students listen to a demon promising to make them "heroes" if they killed their own teacher, Aiko-sensei. If it was deliberate, as it clearly was, then the one responsible needs to be found, and quickly, to be brought to justice and to prevent further sabotage. Because Kouki kicked up a fuss, Meld was forced to stop the investigation, and leave the students to their own devices.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: He embodies everything an ideal knight strives for.
  • Mentor Archetype: He's tasked with teaching the students how to fight, and win, battles with the Magical beasts that compose the majority of the demonic threat.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: He's killed battling a legion of undead created by Eri.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Though it is his job to make Hajime's class effective child soldiers, he doesn't want them to die. Thus he does his best to balance the difficulty of their tasks so they're challenging but not too life-threatening. Hiyama completely screws that plan over.

    Princess Liliana S. B. Heiligh 
Voiced by: Noriko Shibasaki (Japanese)

Daughter of King Eric and Queen Luaria and big sister of Randell, she shows quite the insight for her age and is proactive about her kingdom's needs.

  • Attempted Rape: She got lucky Hajime was surveying the Imperial Palace when her fiancé tried to force himself on her.
  • Awful Wedded Life: What she was expecting after marrying prince Baius. Averted when the Haulia show up and behead said Prince Charmless.
  • Butt-Monkey: The moment she gains focus in the story, things stop going her way, at all.
  • Dude Where Is My Respect: She's quite hurt about Hajime's completely nonchalant attitude towards her rank.
  • Princess Classic: She thinks she's this and expects some advantages out of this, sadly, she lives in a world that cares little about her privileges.
  • When She Smiles: On those rare occasions where she smiles genuinely, as opposed to forced, formal "courtesy" smiles, she lights up the room. As highlighted when dancing with Hajime in the Hoeschle Imperial Ball.
  • Workaholic: A trait shown during in After Story, she can get depressed if things aren't stressful enough, and when Hajime told her to get a part-time job she ended up getting more than half a dozen, including managing a chain of restaurants.
  • You Are in Command Now: Since she's a princess in a Heir Club for Men, the throne will be for Randell, but her father's death forces her to take charge of what remains of the Heiligh kingdom.

    King Eric S. B. Heiligh, Queen Luaria, Prince Randell 
The royalty introduced in the opening of the light novel, greeting Hajime's class as the coming "heroes."
  • Adapted Out: They don't appear in the manga, at all.
  • Flat Character: They get little to no characterization. Prince Randell have some limelight due to his Precocious Crush to Kaori, but Kaori treated him as a rambunctious little brother.
  • One-Shot Character: Almost. They appear so rarely on-screen, that they might as well not exist.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Eventually King Eric is slain by Eri's brutal massacre of the entire Heiligh's government.

Hoeschle Empire

    Emperor Gahard Hoeschle 
The ruler of the Hoeschle mercenary empire. He has serious doubts about Kouki's effectiveness as "Hero."
  • Commander Contrarian: He really does not want to put the hopes of humanity on the "Hero" Kouki and if it wasn't for Ishtar's influence through the church, he wouldn't.
  • Defensive Feint Trap: After asking for a duel to test Kouki's talents and abilities, he takes up a "defenseless" stance to lure Kouki into attacking carelessly. Kouki falls for it, hook, line and sinker.
  • Entitled to Have You: To Shizuku. He insists she's "his," no matter how much she rebuffs him, and has the gall to get jealous if she shows affection to anyone else.
  • Harem Seeker: He already has a wife, several concubines, and he's still looking for others, especially Shizuku. She is clearly not pleased with the attention.
  • King Incognito: He disguises himself as the bodyguard of one of his country's ambassadors, and the disguise was very effective on everyone, except Pope Ishtar.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em:
    • Subverted, while the Haulia coup went perfectly, he still tried to play it tough, just to cause his son's death, he still resisted, only to give in when the threats went up to bombing civilian centers.
    • When it comes to Hajime he's much quicker to warn all his followers not to challenge him, unless they wish a quick death.
  • Might Makes Right: The prevailing opinion of the Empire, which he runs.
  • The Unapologetic: While he does technically apologize, the apologies are so insincere as to be nothing more than lip-service.
  • Virtue Is Weakness: What he hates more than anything else about Kouki is his "idealism."

    Prince Baius Hoeschle 
The first born of Emperor Gahard Hoeschle.
  • Altar Diplomacy: To secure the Empire's alliance to Lilliana's kingdom, he and Lilliana are to be married...
  • Arranged Marriage: To Princess Lilliana. She is clearly not pleased with the arrangement.
  • Asshole Victim: Even his father doesn't mourn him.
  • Attempted Rape: Of princess Lilliana. Fortunately Hajime had ways to stop him, unnoticed.
  • The Bully: As he lampshades himself. What he loves most is to torment and break those who defy him.
  • Freudian Threat/Poison-and-Cure Gambit: To get the Prince in line while protecting Princess Lilliana, Hajime has Baius injected with a serum that makes him impotent. (To a perverted rapist like Baius who loves to abuse women for sexual gratification, this is a horrifying situation) He claims he'll give the Prince the cure if he does what Hajime wants.
  • Harem Seeker: He already has even more concubines than the Emperor, but he seeks to make Lilliana his wife, purely so he could legally rape her.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: He never got a chance to finish insulting the Haulia and identifying himself before his empty head went flying.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: Exactly like Hiyama and his flunkies, he beats up knights under the pretense of "sparring" or "training."
  • Off with His Head!: How he dies.
  • Prince Charmless: He's a total boor, at his best.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: As the crown prince, he constantly abuses his position to outright ignore Imperial Decree, especially rulings against violence.
  • The Loins Sleep Tonight: Inflicted on him by Hajime as a Poison-and-Cure Gambit to keep him in line and serve Hajime's plans by having Baius injected with a serum that makes him impotent. Considering the fact that Baius is a serial rapist that gets off on abusing and violating women, this is a Fate Worse than Death.
  • Violence Is the Only Option: He defaults to violence in everything.

    The Imperial Soldiers, and "Boss" 
A company of soldiers encountered by Hajime and the remnants of the Haulia tribe after emerging from Reisen Gorge.
  • Aggressive Negotiations: Thinking they had an overwhelming tactical and strategic advantage over Hajime, they began making all sorts of demands and threats... Seeing Hajime unfazed only served to make their "offers" more and more despicable and depraved, rather than make them realize that maybe, just maybe, there's something seriously, dangerously wrong about the situation they're in.
  • Did Not Think This Through: They see Hajime, unscathed, walking out of Reisen Gorge, a place so dangerous it's commonly used as an execution ground, and which they are too scared to enter, yet they go out of their way to provoke him. There are thousands of reasons why this is suicidal in tactical and strategic terms.
  • A Hero to His Hometown: They were given a hero's funeral in Hoeschle empire, despite their actions being anything but heroic.
  • Mugging the Monster: Sure, they're an army company, and Hajime's burdened with the then defenseless Haulia tribe, and Yue looks like a child, but before provoking Hajime, they should have considered that maybe there's a damn good reason he emerged from Reisen Gorge, unscathed.
  • No Name Given: None of them is ever named.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: The moment they saw Hajime emerge from Reisen Gorge, the Haulia in tow, they immediately proclaimed their intent to rape all the female Haulia, and while "negotiating" with Hajime, their commander openly proclaimed his desire to rape Yue as well, while forcing Hajime to watch "as a free lesson to a brat who doesn't know how the world works." To the last man, they did not live long enough to regret their actions.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: They see Hajime walk out of Reisen Gorge, and immediately presume they've already won the fight with Hajime. They never paused to consider why he's emerging unscathed and is completely unfazed by their threats.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Really, provoking a guy who confidently walks out of an execution ground, unscathed?
  • Villains Want Mercy: After the utter elimination of the rest of the company, the last man, who had dropped his weapon in a panic, begged, pleaded, and offered his complete surrender to Hajime if he'd be spared. Hajime only spared him long enough to get critical information regarding the rest of the tribe, who are all either killed or long gone into Imperial Slavery by that point, before killing him too.
  • Would Hurt a Child: They see Yue cling to Hajime's arm, and immediately threaten to rape her, after cutting off Hajime's arms and legs so he's Forced to Watch.
  • Wrong Assumption: They see Hajime with the Haulia and presume he's a simple slave-trader that they can bully around. They completely neglect the fact that they've seen him come out of Reisen Gorge, unharmed.

    Grid Half 
The Imperial Soldier who lead the slaver soldiers who captured, raped, and killed many Haulia before Shea could find Hajime.
  • Moral Myopia: He leads a group of "soldiers" who are little more than mindless raping, murdering thugs, responsible for genocide upon the Haulia, but upon seeing Shea, alive, in Hoeshcle castle, as Hajime's escort, while his soldiers listed under Imperial Solders and "Boss" are dead, drives him to a near apoplectic rage.
  • My Country, Right or Wrong: He's very loyal to the Hoeschle empire, and Garhard himself, regardless of their many, many sins.
  • Stupid Evil: He gathered together an army to lead a genocide against the Haulia, just so he could capture and enslave Shea for his own exclusive use. This come back to bite his ass hard when Shea repaid his cruelty by single-handedly slaughtering his troops while he was Forced to Watch as he was pinned into a wall.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: He sees Shea, alone, throw his men around like ragdolls, and he still believes she's nothing more than "a weak rabbitman" who his troops can beat with ease.
  • This Cannot Be!: When he sees Shea, a rabbit man, punch one of his subordinates, fully equipped in platemail, across a courtyard with a single blow of her fist, he can not believe his eyes.
  • Villains Want Mercy: When Shea's wiped out the rest of his men, leaving him barely alive, he begs for her to spare his life, making all sorts of promises, including leading Shea to her missing family. She complies by literally sending him flying to the moon, without a rocket.


Shea's father and leader of the Haulia clan, what's left of it.
  • Actual Pacifist: Prior to meeting Hajime, he, and his whole tribe, were so pacifistic that they would jump out of the way of flowers and bugs. Needless to say Hajime didn't respond well to that, at all.
  • Category Traitor: He and his people are seen as "criminals" and "traitors" because they defied the demi-human's rather foolish "everyone with inherent Mana Manipulation ability is a monster and must be executed" law and chose to raise Shea in hiding instead.
  • CloudCuckoolander: He makes Shea look normal by comparison, and that's not easy.
  • Evil Gloating: Hajime's training is just a bit too effective at training the Haulia to become killing machines, and he starts to sadistically gloat over Rejin of the Bear clan, after utterly annhiliating Rejin's squad, before preparing to sadistically slaughter what remains of the bear clan, in direct retaliation for untold years of abuse at their hands. Shea and Hajime both put a stop to it, not because of any mercy towards the Bear clan, but because neither Hajime nor Shea wanted the Haulia to become as depraved as Imperial Slavers. The fact that Hajime had a bit of Cruel Mercy to deliver unto Rejin is also a factor.
  • Killer Rabbit: By the time Hajime finishes training them, the Haulia clan is a force to be reckoned with, and he is no exception, and the Haulia are all rabbit-people.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Because he and his clan had the unmitigated gall to raise Shea kindly instead of letting her be executed as a baby, due to the fact that she was born with the inherent "mana manipulation" skill, his entire clan was labeled as criminals, chased out of the Sea of Trees and hunted down by Imperial Slavers "because they gave sanctuary to a 'monster' like her."
  • Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: Which he lampshades telepathically to Hajime in Volume 7. However, when Emperor Hoechle complains aloud, Cam reminds him of his country's and his own treatment of Beastmen, and how the Hoeschle Empire is being judged by its own standards of war.

Former leader of the Bear-clan. He does not take the arrival of Hajime and the Haulia tribe well. In fact, he is one of those who utterly brutalize the Haulia while Hajime is trying to negotiate a visit to the Great Tree. Big Mistake.
  • Adapted Out: The anime skips the entire Verbergen storyline.
  • Bears Are Bad News: Subverted. While he is a bear, and is quite hostile, by the time he appears in the story, Hajime is way, way past him. He realizes this far, far too late.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: Hajime retaliates to Jin trying to rip his head off with claws, by breaking Jin's arm and rupturing several internal organs and bones. While Jin survives the experience, he loses the ability to ever raise his paws in combat again as a direct result. This is Hajime being "nice."
  • A Hero To His Home Town: He is beloved by the people of the Bear clan as their strongest and "most noble" warrior. Due to the fact that he treats the Bear clan, and only them, kindly.
  • Mugging the Monster: He attacks Hajime, intending to brutalize "the human intruder." He gets so curbstomped, he can never fight again.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: Despite the fact that Hajime showed clear and irrefutable proof that he cleared the Orcus dungeon and is someone the people of the Sea of Trees don't want to antagonize, he thought he could "remove" Hajime easily. He would live to regret it.

Jin's successor. He stages an ambush at the "Great Tree" to avenge Jin's defeat. He would live to regret it. His men don't.
  • Adapted Out: The anime skips the entire Verbergen storyline.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: In volume 7, he goes and grovels before the Haulia tribe, seeking aid for Verbergen against the Demons. Cam and the Haulia find it an eyesore, but help fight off the Demons anyway.
  • Avenging the Villain: Though Jin is A Hero To His Home Town, he's a villain to just about everyone else. As such, Regin didn't take Jin being crippled by Hajime well and went after the Haulia tribe instead, for a bit of Revenge by Proxy. That particular plan backfired, spectacularly.
  • The Bully: The narration shows that he loved to throw his weight around in The Sea of Trees, prancing around like he owned the place. His utterly humiliating defeat at the hands of the Haulia, not to mention Hajime's Cruel Mercy that spared his life, all brought an end to that, permanently.
  • Mugging the Monster: He and his "merry band" attacked the Haulia, expecting them to be pushovers, due to their long, long pacifistic tradition. Little did he realize Hajime had been training them to defend themselves, and he just volunteered himself and his men to be part of a live-fire exercise, showcasing what they've learned.
  • Revenge by Proxy: Since he's well aware that he's no match for anyone who can take Jin down in a single blow, he decides to "make Hajime despair" by going after Hajime's Haulia "guides" believing them to be the same ultra-pacifistic pushovers that have been the demi-human's whipping boys for years if not generations. Boy, did he ever wind up regretting that.
  • Villains Want Mercy: After he got utterly trashed by the Haulia, he surrendered and begged for his life. The Haulia were planning to slowly and sadistically kill him anyway until Shea and Hajime showed up, and made a living example of the bear clan instead.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He fully expected the Haulia to be so utterly pacifistic that they jumped out of the way of bugs and flowers when he set upon them, and that Hajime would never see the Bear Clan coming, until it was too late. He was dead wrong on both counts.

    The Tiger Captain of the Guard 
The first demi-human encountered by Hajime upon entering the Sea of Trees.
  • Abomination Accusation Attack: Upon spotting Hajime and the Haulia, he immediately accuses them of being an invader and traitors, respectively. He wisely backs down in a hurry when Hajime demonstrates just how strong he is.
  • Adapted Out: The anime skips the entire Verbergen storyline.
  • Intimidation Demonstration: On the receiving end. Before he can even finish saying the word "charge," Hajime shoots a bullet that grazes his cheek and obliterates the tree behind him and then aims at Zam, one of the men hiding in ambush, waiting for the order to attack. The tiger beastman wisely backs down.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: After seeing how easily Hajime could have wiped him and his entire patrol out, he backs down and negotiates in good faith with Hajime.
  • My Country, Right or Wrong: He is very loyal to his home country of Verbegen, and even though he knows he doesn't stand a chance against Hajime, he is still willing to die, if need be, to keep his people safe. Hajime is impressed by this beyond measure.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Once he learns that all Hajime wants in the Sea of Trees is to visit the sacred tree, Uralt, and the reason why (to visit the "true labyrinth"), he happily would have let Hajime and the Haulia go there, and get out of his hair, but being a mere Captain didn't have that authority, so he asks to call for one of the Verbegen elders. Hajime agrees, and is greatly impressed that the Tiger beastman offered up such a rational solution.
  • This Cannot Be!: He is openly shocked upon seeing the ring Hajime brought with him bearing Orcus' crest.

    Ulfric Heipyst 
An elf, and the first elder to meet with Hajime in the Sea of Trees forest.
  • Adapted Out: The anime skips the entire Verbergen storyline.
  • Mr. Exposition: He provides Hajime, and the audience, a great deal of information regarding the Great tree and the unique "fog" conditions to gain access, as well as a great deal of trivia regarding the rules and traditions of Verbegen.
  • Our Elves Are Different: Unlike the haughty and proud elves of most fantasy stories, Ulfric is pleasant, kind, and highly reasonable, greeting Hajime warmly despite having every reason to consider him a threat and an enemy.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: The most reasonable by far in Verbegen. He honestly strived with all his might to avoid needlessly antagonizing Hajime or the Haulia who were under Hajime's protection, even once proposing spreading the word that the Haulia were Hajime's slaves so they'd be considered "dead" rather than "traitors" by the population of Verbegen and thus be left alone. He did this because of Shea's "death penalty" sentence as a direct result of her inherent Mana Manipulation ability and the Haulia covering for her.
  • Take Me Instead: He goes to the Demons and promises to guide them to the "True Labyrinth" if they spare the civilians of Verbegen. The Demons foolishly gloat their desire to raze the city anyway. Then the Haulia show up...

    Altina Heipyst 
Grandaughter of Ulfric Heipyst, effectively the princess of elves.
  • Casual Kink: She learned to become a masochist from Tio, which just grew as Shea beaten her viciously to keep her from seducing Hajime followed by Cam doing the same for his newfound sadism.
  • Proper Lady: She appears to be this at first, but due to Tio and Shea's influence, she had become as much a masochist as Tio.
  • Rescue Introduction: Though she was rescued by the Haulia tribe, Hajime was the one who released her from her shackles. Unforturnately, her unrequited feelings for Hajime was crushed in the most brutal way possible.

The leader of the Tiger Clan.
  • Adapted Out: The anime skips the entire Verbergen storyline.
  • That Wasn't a Request: He foolishly informs Hajime that the Haulia, including Shea, especially Shea, were all marked for execution irrevocably, for the "crime" of raising her kindly instead of turning her over upon birth because of her ability to directly manipulate Mana. This was done with the explicit intention of strong-arming Hajime to do things Verbergen's way. Needless to say, Hajime doesn't take that well.
  • This Means War!: On the receiving end. Hajime doesn't take Verbegen's threat on the Haulia, at that point under his protection, well as a result of Zal's foolish declaration. Fortunately, the rest of the council of elders were more... reasonable.

Voiced by: Yui Ogura (Japanese)
A a young Merman girl from Erisen who got kidnapped to be sold as a slave, but was saved by Hajime and Shea while they came across her in Fuhren.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: Yue points out that she is just too cute.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: One of Myu's side stories revealed that she possessed a prodigious talent in marksmanship, to the point that she even noticed her own shot was off by five millimeters at sniping range of 100 meters.
  • Like Father, Like Daughter: When Myu gets older, she develop some of the traits her adopted father has.
  • Morality Pet: It's clear that Hajime has tone down his Jerkass tendencies out of care for Myu. At least when she's around.
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: She belongs to a species called Dagon, possessing fin-like ears and webbed hands.
  • Token Mini-Moe: By far the youngest member of Hajime's party, and by far the most adorable character of the series.
  • Troubled Backstory Flashback: In one of Arifureta's spinoff manga, Myu narrated her own kidnapping experience. To Tio's horror, it turned out that the carriage she was locked in was cramped with kidnapped children, and several of them had died and was jettisoned in their journey to Fuhren.

Myu's mother.

  • Agony of the Feet: Her leg was badly injured by Myu's kidnappers in her attempt to retrieve Myu. Luckily Kaori was able to heal it during their stay at Erisen.
  • Catchphrase: She is fond of saying "Ara Ara" and "Ufufu".
  • Dude Magnet: She is this among the Dagons, as she have enough fans to form a protection committee.
  • Plucky Girl: Though she's nowhere as capable as Hajime and his team, she certainly shows her strong willpower whenever Myu is involved.
  • The Tease: She gave Hajime an offer to settle in her household as Myu's father right in front of his harem, and shrugged off their glare with a smile.
  • Widow Woman: Her husband died before Myu was born, leaving her to raise her alone before her kidnapping. She ends up remarried to Hajime in After Story.


The race with whom Humanity is at war. They recently upset the war's balance with the capacity to acquire unknown and very powerful monsters.

    Freid Baghur 
The Demon encountered by Hajime in the volcanic dungeon.
  • Alpha Strike: Pulls a great one on Hajime in the Grand Gruen Volcano, nearly killing him instantly with the help of his dragons.
  • Barrier Warrior: One of his beasts, a turtle magical beast, has the ability to manifest a powerful protective barrier.
  • The Beastmaster: He controls and summons Magic Beasts.
  • Fantastic Racism: He is fully convinced that Demons are inherently superior to humans in all respects.
  • Glass Cannon: He is able to unleash powerful attacks that can even trump Hajime, but he is completely incapable of taking a hit. In fact, he panics when Hajime and his allies start wearing away his turtle-monsters' summoned barriers, and he starts summoning more and more turtles to compensate.
  • Humans Are Insects: He sees humans as pests to be exterminated.
  • Knight Templar: He constantly refers to himself as Alv's "Apostle". Hajime had even compared him to Ishtar, who was similarly fanatical to his cause.
  • Load-Bearing Boss: Invoked. He deliberately destroys the volcano dungeon's protective artifact when it looks like Hajime actually has a chance to beat him.
  • Miles Gloriosus: He's constantly boasting of being the most powerful and talented being that is or ever was. In truth, he hides behind the abilities of his summoned magic beasts, and when it looks like someone can get through or around them, he puts all his efforts into fleeing and exterminating his opponent indirectly like blowing up the volcano they're fighting in.
  • Monster Progenitor: He gained Metamorphosis Magic, necessary to create magic beasts from the glaciar's dungeon.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: For all of his Knight Templar and Fantastic Racism personality, he was skilled enough to conquer two Labyrinths, and is very handsome too boot. Unfortunately for him, Yue was leagues above him and has a Single-Target Sexuality to Hajime.
  • Spanner in the Works: The reason the plot starts at all is due to him acquiring age of the gods magic from one of the dungeons, just with metamorphosis magic he was able to completely upset the world's balance and forced Ehitorujue to summon Kouki and his classmates.
  • Worthy Opponent: Sees Hajime as one, which is decidedly not good for Hajime, as it makes the demon more desperate, despicable, and cowardly.

The demon tasked by Freid to clear the Orcus Labyrinth, she also intended to recruit Kouki's party.
  • Did Not Think This Through: If only she had managed to stay calm for a few seconds, she could've understood Hajime's power by the fact he pierced the supposedly indestructible floor between levels instantly killing her best monster. She still lived to regret her rashness for a few minutes.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She's engaged to Mikhail and carries a locket with his portrait. Kouki, on the verge of killing her, freezes up when he sees it and hears her would-be last words about Mikhail, evidently on the realization he's about to kill an actual person rather than another mindless monster. She quickly takes advantage of the unexpected opening to regain the upper hand. Unfortunately for her, Hajime has no such qualms.
  • Get It Over With: Once Hajime has her at his mercy and deduces her intentions, she outright demands him to just kill her already and not bother trying to capture her. Hajime obliges.
  • Oh, Crap!: She has one when Kouki does a Limit Break attack, and almost successfully kills her. She then has another when Hajime shows up.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: She did try to flee the battle against Hajime, only a bit too late.

Cattleya's lover.
  • Go Out with a Smile: While he regrets not being able to avenge his lover, he does die, satisfied that he put forth his best effort.
  • Motive Rant: He goes on to proclaim Cattleya's supposed virtues when fighting Shea, and finding himself on the losing end. Shea calls him out on it in that if the situation was reversed, he wouldn't want her ranting at him if he had harmed her loved ones and she came at him for revenge.
  • Revenge by Proxy: Since Freed was fighting Hajime at the time, he went after Hajime's companions, starting with Shea, just to spite Hajime. Turns out Shea was stronger than he is.
  • Revenge Myopia: Which Shea calls him out on. He is hell-bent on avenging Cattleya. The fact that Cattleya tried to murder Hajime's class, and Hajime himself, refusing to back down when given the chance, is completely irrelevant.

The demon tasked with conquering Verbegen's "true labyrinth."
  • Fantastic Racism: Looks down on all non-Demon races, especially beastmen.
  • General Failure: He's nowhere near as good a commander as he sees himself. The only reason he had any initial success in his raid on Verbergen is that Fried equipped him with overpowered monsters. The moment he faces an actual challenge, he completely falls apart.
  • Glory Seeker: He doesn't care a whit about anybody's well being. All he wants is his own name being glorified in the Demon race's history books.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: The moment even the slightest thing goes wrong, he completely flips his shit.
  • Hypocrite: He "fights" using every dirty trick in the book. Yet when he runs into the Haulia tribe and they use guerrilla warfare on him, he completely flies off the handle at their "dishonorable" fighting style. This goes double when he demands a one-on-one duel with Cam. When Cam hits him with his own tactics he completely breaks down, calling the Haulia clan as a whole "cowards" for crippling him.
  • Off with His Head!: How he meets his end.

The Seven Liberators

The people who designed the great Labyrinth dungeons. They are the protagonists of the Arifureta ZERO prequel novels.
    In General 
  • The Archmage: Each of the Seven Liberators possessed an Ancient Magic on their own, which are leagues above even the special magics possessed by average Atavists. And they've made a good use of it to build the Labyrinths, though even with their combined abilities they could only create three Concept Magics.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: They certainly have their shares of quirks, but make no mistake, piss them off and you will regret it.
  • Doomed by Canon: Their own attempt to defeat the gods was unsuccessful, leaving them with little choice but to build the Great Labyrinths to pass on their knowledge to anyone capable of overcoming each of the labyrinth's trials for potential future liberators.
  • Fling a Light into the Future: The main purpose of their great labyrinth is not only to preserve the Ancient Magics, but also to test the challengers to ensure they could withstand the various methods the gods had used to lay the Liberators low.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: They're acting to free the people of Tortus from the gods' Jerkass behavior, but said gods have a very effective propaganda machine in place...
  • Prequel in the Lost Age: They are the protagonists in Arifureta ZERO novels.
  • Rage Against the Heavens: At the prime of their power, the Holy Church have a policy to bring the Atavists into their custody, especially those who are able to use Ancient Magic. The Church's machination had provoked every single one of them to stand against the gods in Arifureta Zero.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: Much as they want Tortus free of the gods, their labyrinths are designed so that only the truly capable are capable of penetrating them to the end (and gaining the god-level magic ensconced within). This is especially true for the Labyrinths made by the female Liberators, as they're very prone of throwing a number of absolutely trollish challenges.

    Oscar Orcus 
Voiced by: Takuma Terashima (Japanese)
The creator of the Orcus dungeon. Original Wielder of Creation Ancient Magic.
  • Accidental Proposal: His pleading to Meiru to heal his adoptive siblings in Velnica was interpreted as this by her pirate crew.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Miledi Reisen's ghost still calls him "O-kun" millennia later.
  • Alliterative Name: Oscar Orcus.
  • Awful Truth: His recording reveals the real reason for the fight. The gods are, without an exception, each and every one of them, a Mad God.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He is highly protective of his adopted siblings. In fact, he joined the Liberators because the local bishop kidnapped them in the first place.
  • Bishōnen: Of the bespectacled kind. Being this on top of being the resident gentlemanly craftsmen within the Orcus Workshop makes him incredibly popular among the ladies.
  • Cool Shades: His Obsidian Spetacles that is enchanted with many spells. One of the major Running Gag is that his fellow Liberators treated his glasses as the residenxce of his soul.
  • Contrasting Prequel Main Character: Orcus is a prodigious and gentlemanly Synergist who is popular with the ladies. Hajime on the other hand started out as a poor schmuck of a Synergist with only the school idol's affection to his name and was considered useless until he fell into the Abyss.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Invoked. He was such a Child Prodigy at crafting that Karg decided to make him inherit the Orcus title, but refused to make any weapons for his clients and willing to accept tons of insults over it. This ultimately gets deconstructed due to Ping Warress ended up helping the local bishops to kidnap his siblings.
  • Giver of Lame Names: While his craftsmanship is impeccable, the townspeople of Velnika unanimously agreed that he was terrible at naming his goods.
    Miledi: O-kun... You've got a terrible naming sense.
  • House Husband: Due to his orphanage and craftsman upbringing, he was highly skilled at housekeeping.
  • Misblamed: The world, universally, hates him and his brethren as mortal enemies. If his recording can be believed, he was actually fighting against the gods to protect them.
  • Parasol of Pain: His main Weapon of Choice, crafted by himself out of Azantium with wide variety of imbued spells.
  • Rage Against the Heavens: Presumably. The legend is that he, and his six compatriots rebelled against the gods to try and destroy the world of Tortus. His story is that he and his six brethren are actual descendants of the gods, and rebelled against the gods' complete lack of respect for life, using the world as their own personal chess board, only for their own amusement.
  • Take Up My Sword: The true intention of the dungeons. They were built to test the mettle of men so that hopefully someone would arrive who had the skill, the power, and the moral character to which they could bequeath their power. Unfortunately, Hajime would not arrive until millenias later.
  • Ultimate Blacksmith: His mentor have a very good reason to unilaterally pass on the title of Orcus to him. Though he never got the inspiration to build any of Hajime's overpowered firearms and modern vehicles, he was able to create a God's Crystal on top of his ridiculously versatile armaments and traps. His orphanage was so well-defended that it was even more secure than a royal palace, culminating in his labyrinth being a veritable Brutal Bonus Level, complete with Ragnarök Proofing.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds : With Vandre Schnee, as both of them have diametrically opposite Ancient magic and architectual preferences. He even crafted a BFS called Dragon Slayer specifically against him.

    Miledi Reisen 
The creator of the Great Reisen Labyrinth. Original wielder of Gravity Ancient Magic.
  • All for Nothing: Invoked. Even getting past all her traps is no guarantee that you've beaten the dungeon. To add injury to insult, and insult to injury, trying to map out the dungeon is useless as it randomly, and completely, morphs its basic design after a certain amount of time has passed, making any maps useless.
  • Animated Armor: Her spirit inhabits a giant golem.
  • Anti-Magic: The dungeon, and the entire gorge the dungeon resides in seriously screws with the usage of magic. This makes Shea, who only uses body-strengthening and precognition magic, at most, the best choice to conquer the dungeon. Though she ended up getting trolled the most.
    • Arifureta Zero revealed that this was her Achilles' Heel, as she was quite powerless when she is unable to use her magic.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: The giant golem had a small core, and destroying it is the only way to beat her. That being said, said core was protected with layers of layers of Azantium,
  • Crazy-Prepared: Her traps are designed to be sprung without fail, even if the hapless dungeon explorer manages to avoid tripping the switch, they go off anyway. Hell, in a "cliché" boulder-staircase trap, destroying the boulder causes a second boulder to come forth that also sprays acid as it rolls.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She was the executioner of the Reisen family, indoctrinated by the Corrupt Church. As such, she would perform executions on behalf of the church, surrounded by the grief, vengeance and misery of her victims, which she tried to ignore with a constant Thousand-Yard Stare until Belle came along.
  • Defrosting the Ice Queen: Before she became a Genki Girl, she was the descendant of Reisen family, the family of executioners, and therefore had a Thousand-Yard Stare all the time, as Belle called her out on.
  • Final Boss: She's the boss monster of the Great Reisen Labyrinth.
  • Ghost Reunion Ending: The last thing she sees before dying is her old companions, the Liberators.
  • Gravity Master: As the inheritor of Gravity Magic, she is naturally this.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Ensures Hajime and Yue can escape Ehitorujue's realm, at the cost of her life.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: She literally flushed, as in a toilet, Hajime and his party out of her dungeon after she gave them her Age of Gods Magic and important materials as a reward. Before they fully went down the drain, Hajime tossed a knife with a grenade at her. Realizing too late it was an explosive, it blew her up, severely damaging her Golem body, leaving her all alone, broken, and weeping. She deserved every bit of this.
  • Malevolent Architecture: The primary challenge in her dungeon, along with being a Mobile Maze that changes its layout over time.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Is this to Oscar Orcus in the Arifureta ZERO novels, and she got quite a number of Ship Tease with him too.
  • Marionette Master: She remote-controls an army of golems, reconstructs and repairs them when they get damaged.
  • The Prankster: The dungeon is full of traps, with signs just afterwards, that showed they were meant as pranks, deadly pranks, mind, but pranks nonetheless.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Supposedly. All the dungeon's signage is written in an overly cutesy and energetic tone.. and linked to traps that would have been deadly if Yue and Hajime weren't already grossly overpowered thanks to their experiences in the Orcus dungeon.
  • Self-Made Orphan: She destroyed the Reisen family in retaliation for their execution of Belta Lievre.
  • Troll: The signage in the dungeon is clearly intended to irritate, annoy, and seriously piss off anyone who comes across it.

    Naiz Gruen Caliente 
The creator of Grand Gruen Labyrinth. Original wielder of Spacial Ancient Magic.
  • The Atoner: The destruction of his hometown had weighed heavily on him, causing him to swear off using his magic to fight.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Has a habit of doing this.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His ability as an Ancient Magic wielder was exposed his jealous friend, leading to his regional lord to kill his family in an attempt to forcibly adopt him. This eventually caused him to destroy his own hometown by sheer rage.
  • Doomed Hometown: By his own powers, no less, after the local villagers had disowned and killed his family after they were branded as heretics.
  • Red Baron: Fairy of the Desert. a moniker was given by Susha, who had a Precocious Crush on him to cover up his existence.
  • Rescue Romance: She saved Susha and Yunfa, both of them had Precocious Crush on him since. It was heavily implied that Simon and Sybil Levellair are their descendents.
  • Space Master: His Ancient Magic makes him this. And he's good enough with it to keep the Red Dragon Volcano from erupting.
  • The Stoic: His primary defining trait.
  • Volcano Lair: He had one, and eventually set up an entire Labyrinth here. And since the Labyrinth is a Lethal Lava Land, the entire place was unbearably hot.

    Meiru Melusine 
The creator of Sunken Ruin of Melusine. Original wielder of Restoration Ancient Magic.
  • Kaizo Trap: Right after clearing her Labyrinth, your party would be flushed out straight to the Devourer.
  • Nonhuman Humanoid Hybrid: She is a Vampire-Dagon hybrid.
  • Lethal Chef: Her pirate crewmates dreaded her cooking for a reason, as her sadistic cooking method often results in dagerously lethal food.
  • Men Can't Keep House: Inverted. She was so sloppy to the point of being incapable of doing even the most basic housework.
  • Pirate Girl: She was a pirate captain of her own crew.
  • Red Baron: Saint of the Western Ocean.
  • The Trickster: She have the tendency of leaving her allies in a Die or Fly situation.
  • Sadist: She is prone of exhibiting this. That being said, even she have trouble dealing with Lyutilis, as she was Too Kinky to Torture.

    Vandre Schnee 
Half-dragonman/demon hybrid and the creator of the Schnee Ice Caverns Labyrinth. Original wielder of Metamorphasis Ancient Magic.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: And how. He was a bastard child born from a dragonwoman who got picked up for his Metamorphis Magic, and when the monsters he made had been annihilated in the war, the demon lord raped his mother again. When Vandre find out, he went berserk with his dragonification and heavily injured the demon lord, and her mother used the last of her strength to transform to protect him, leaving him too traumatized to use his dragonification until he met Miledi's team.
  • Nonhuman Humanoid Hybrid: He's a demon-dragonman hybrid, though with a much darker origin than Meiru, as he was a Child by Rape and was treated with contempt due to the demon's supremacist doctrine.
  • Power Perversion Potential: In the side stories, Yue had noted that Metamorphis Magic can be used to expand her breast size after they cleared his Labyrinth.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds : With Oscar Orcus, as both of them have diametrically opposite Ancient magic and architectual preferences.
  • Weredragon: His mother was one, and he inherited her Dragonification ability.

    Lyutilis Haltina 
The creator of the Haltina Labyrinth and the Sea of Trees forest where the demihumans and beastmen live. Original Wielder of Evolution Ancient Magic.
  • Benevolent Precursors: The demi-humans and beast-men would have been either wiped out or enslaved long ago if she hadn't set up the Sea of Trees for them, and built Verbegen as their capital city, a wonder the beast-men are all quite proud of.
  • Broken Pedestal: On the outside, she looked like a wise elf queen with a beauty comparable to the God's Apostles (which says a lot, considering that they're Inhumanly Beautiful Race), with the regal disposition to match. But those who gets to know her up close would be shocked to learn who she really was in person.
    So she's an airhead, a masochist, a loner whose only friends are bugs, and has the cringiest naming sense of all time. Isn't this a bit much, even for an ancient magic user?
  • Casual Kink: Much like Altina, she's also a masochist, but she one-upped it with her blatant affection for Meiru, who happened to be a sadistic Dagon lady.
  • Druid: It is strongly implied that she built the Sea of Trees as a refuge for the demi-humans and beast-men to live in harmony with Nature.
  • The High Queen: She was the queen of the Haltina Republic back in the day.
  • Only the Knowledgable May Pass: She built the entrance to the "true labyrinth" in such a way that it can only be unlocked with proof from at least four other Labyrinths plus the magic from one specific Labyrinth. To Hajime's chagrin, the magic needed is from the Sunken Ruin of Melusine, which is literally on the other edge of the continent and would've taken a year to cross without the modern vehicles that he had made.
  • Secret Test of Character: Her Labyrinth was big on this, as no lines are too sacred for her absurdly difficult challenges to test the challenger's forged bonds.
    • First, some of the party members was replaced with slimes while the real ones were transformed into monsters which they could accidentally kill. Hajime managed to see through the fake and identify the real Yue in an instant, but had to use Demon Eyes to detect the other fakes and find the transformed members them the hard way, as even the Ancient Magic was unable to restore the transformation.
    • Secondly, everyone was put into a Lotus-Eater Machine and had to break out of their ideal worlds on their own. It is possible to break other members out, but while it allows the party to proceed, those who were still in the Lotus-Eater Machine would be disqualified from acquiring the Ancient Magic.
    • Thirdly, the challengers are subjected to a deluge of milky-white slimes that keep raining down until the party ends up Kissing Under the Influence. They either had to resist the influence or rebuild their trust after succumbing to the aphrodisiac. Hajime ended up Take the Third Option by coating himself with lightning followed by burning down the whole forest, but Hajime's harem had to resist the aphrodisiac throughout the process.
    • And finally, the party have to face a tsunami of cockroaches that can form giant humanoid cockroaches. Worse, they are capable of stealthily forming magic circles that reverse their emotions, forcing them to maintain a Teeth-Clenched Teamwork and remain unfettered by their infatuation to their enemy.

    Laus Barn 
The creator of the Divine Mountain Labyrinth and the former commander of the Holy Templar Knight. Original Wielder of Spiritual Ancient Magic.
  • Defector from Decadence: Plays this much straighter than all the other Liberators, as he had been part of the Holy Church until his defection.
  • For Want of a Nail: By saving Belta Lievre years ago, allowing her to meet and convince Miledi that the world was wrong, causing Miledi to defect from the Reisen family.
  • Papa Wolf: What had tipped him off the edge, as Hearst forced him to brainwash his own son and Laus decided to have none of it.
  • World's Best Warrior: He was regarded as the strongest Knight within the Holy Church.
  • Younger Than They Look: He's 27 when the events of Arifureta Zero took place, but had aged prematurely due to stress from Ehit's machinations.

The Gods



The God of mankind and the one behind the abduction of Hajime's class
  • Achilles' Heel: Magical Beast, and by extension, those who tainted by their essencefor example , is inherently poisonous to him​.
  • Big Bad: Everything bad that happens in the story is his fault.
  • Compelling Voice: Divine Statement.
  • Complexity Addiction: Justified. He's an insane, sadistic "god" who gains entertainment from watching "pawns on the game board" struggle and suffer, so he deliberately ignores and disregards the simple and effective solution for any "problem" or "anomaly" and goes for the most bizarre, convoluted, illogical, inefficient, and immoral method he can, just so he can sit back and see what happens, and to generate the most collateral damage possible.
  • Create Your Own Hero: It was his purpose to bring Kouki to Tortus to acquire a vessel capable to leaving his realm and be able to travel to other worlds. Hajime wasn't something under his calculations.
  • Fatal Flaw: Pride, and big time. While he is every bit as powerful as he claims, that doesn't stop him from gloating all the time, giving the heroes a chance to strike back.
  • Foil: To Hajime, he's considered as what would've happened to Hajime if he hadn't met Yue and regained his humanity.
  • For the Evulz: This is what his attitude towards Hajime could be surmised as: he wishes for Hajime's despair, and while he could've easily killed him multiple times, Hajime is the perfect toy to torture for all eternity.
  • A God Am I: He likes to call himself a god, and when Hajime observes his soul it shines silver, differentiating him from other souls.
  • God Is Evil: Thousands of years after becoming the last survivor of his world, after the others simply gave up and passed on peacefully, he finally came to consider than the mortals were only there for his amusement, and suffering was the finest entertainment.
  • God Of Human Origin: At first he was a normal human in a world where magic was really advanced, but after acquiring Concept Magic and modifying himself over and over, it wouldn't be a stretch to consider him a real god.
  • Grand Theft Me: He has a habit of doing this to the strongest Atavists of the era. Which is why the beastmen tribes persecuted against the Atavists (with Shea as the latest victim) and Yue's uncle locking her away in the depths of the Orcus Labyrinth. That said, he cannot possess vessels of monstrous origin such as Tio, or those who have been modified monstrously like Hajime, which is why he didn't straight up possess Hajime to kill off his harem.
  • Immortals Fear Death: While his fellow gods just end their immortal life, put the simple end to their bordom​, he instead instigate the war and torment every life on Tortus just for his sick pleasure.
  • I Shall Taunt You: He doesn't stop taunting Hajime after acquiring Yue's body.
  • Light Is Not Good: He has the appearance of a holy angel, but that is not telling of his evil nature.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Due to considering the suffering of mortals as his only source of entertainment, his final goal is to exterminate Tortus before abandoning the world and starting anew in other worlds, starting with Earth.
  • One-Winged Angel: After Hajime expels him from Yue's body and puts a bullet in him, he absorbs his creations (angels and monsters alike), he becomes a monster that consists of a big lump of meat.
  • The Sociopath: He is the one who instigated the war between humans and demons, and when they're forming the truce, he sends his angel to ruin it, For the Evulz.
  • Villain Ball:
    • He grips it with a death grip, he could've come out victorious at any point with zero effort of his part by simply either teleporting Yue to the devil's castle or teleporting Hajime back home before he acquired conceptual magic. Then he only sends one apostle after Hajime when he finally detects him, instead of, say, a hundred of them, when he had thousands available.
    • Even after he acquires Yue's body and defeats Hajime with zero effort, instead of killing him right there and be done with it, he announces when he will come back to destroy the world and gives Hajime the chance to recover and strike back, to be fair, Yue was Fighting from the Inside to some degree to stop him.
    • Above all else, he could have whisked Hajime away back to Earth, where Hajime wanted to go and got him out of the way, perhaps permanently, but instead antagonizes him at every moment, just for his sick pleasure.
      Hajime: I've had the knowledge of all seven of the liberators that fought against your god shoved into my brain. Did you never think for a second that they would have at least been aware of your god's abilities? They spent a millennia preparing various tests to prepare someone strong enough to fight god, but you never consider that they didn't spend a second thinking about the challenges of that fight? Are you stupid or something?
  • Villainous Breakdown: He goes berserk after Hajime outplays him in the final battle and Yue regains control of her body.
    Ehitorujue: Kill... kill... kill... I'm going to kill you, irregular!



The deity that the Demon Kingdom worships and wishes for the destruction/enslavement of the Human Race.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: When he got caught in Hajime's Concept Magic, he doesn't hesitate to start begging Hajime to spare his life. Unfortunately Hajime had no intent of sparing him after everything he did.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: During Hajime's audience with the Demon Lord, Alv took on the form of Yue's uncle Dianleed in order to persuade her into becoming Ehit's vessel.
  • Karmic Death: He was brutally killed by Hajime's existence-denying chains, right after he gloated at Hajime in his Darkest Hour. The narration also noted that Alva had toyed with others the same way as Hajime did when he begged for mercy.
  • Smug Snake: Like Ehit, he have a massive god complex and felt entitled to being treated as such.
  • The Dragon: Served as Ehit's, having controlled the Demon Race to oppose the humans in the cosmic chess game.



The original goddess of Tortus who was tasked in protecting the World Tree prior to Ehit's takeover.
  • Empathic Weapon: Her soul resides in the Holy Sword that Kouki wields, which began showing sentience within the Haltina Labyrinth.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: Following Uralt and her champion's defeat by Ehit's hands, she sealed her soul inside the Holy Sword she created to oppose him.


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