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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.

     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.
  • The Paragon: Not that anyone expected the likes of Hajime to become.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Most of them are some kind of outcast, exile or eccentric.
  • Wrong Context Magic: Played With in that the magic they use isn't so much unheard of so much as so old no-one's never heard of it. 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.
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     Nagumo Hajime 
Voiced by: Toshinari Fukamachi (Japanese), Matt Shipman (English)
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Before Orcus
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After Orcus

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 is 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 abyss he was trapped in, and will mercilessly deal with anyone or anything that opposes him or his companions in this endeavor. Loves only Yue and Shea, eventually, but cares for all of his companions.

Specialized in Transmutating his environment, He uses a collection of guns crafted by him with this ability using fantasy ores and components. He also has 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 in volume 6, this time Hajime denies her very clearly.
  • 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: He got bullied, a lot. Partially because he's the Otaku son of two otaku parents, but additionally because the most popular girl in class gives him the time of day.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Artificial Limbs: In the Orcus dungeon, he builds an artifact to replace his lost arm.
  • 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: He's the only one able to hold off Behemoth because he used his lone "Transmute" skill in very creative ways when nothing the others had could even scratch it.
  • Badass Longcoat: Takes up one while traveling through the Orcus dungeon.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • Berserk Button: Don't even have bad intentions against his companions, you can curse him all you want, but even try to touch any of them and you will find a whole new meaning to the terms "fear" and "pain."
    • Myu becomes a gigantic Berserk Button for him, to the point he casually threatens Freid with genocide against the devil folk if something happens to her, when she gets kidnapped.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: 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.
  • Defrosting Ice King: Slowly, as the story goes on the girls manage to soften him.
  • 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 of 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.
  • Did Not 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.
  • 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 fight a very tough fight against the scorpion guardian for her sake in a spam 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.
  • Everyone Has Standards: While it is true that he doesn't give a whit about the problems of Tortus 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 strenght, and send him to the outside of the city, with the monster run 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 the Fea Bergen dungeon, 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.
  • 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 went and mentioned it, and he still didn't remember it.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gatling Good: Metzelei (Means massacre)
  • Generation Xerox :Both himself and Oscar Orcus are "synegist" and was ridiculed by their peers, their attitude is at mainly creation magic.
  • 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.
  • 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 , "Orkan"note , and "Schlagen"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.
  • The Gunslinger: Types A and C, mainly.
  • Gun Kata: He fights with his two guns.
  • Hand Cannon: His guns amount to miniature rail cannons in pistol form that reduce most monsters to a bloody paste.
  • Handicapped Badass: Lost and arm and an eye in 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.
  • Hammerspace: 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 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.
  • Invincible Hero: After Orcus, Hajime only met three enemies that forced him to go all out the apostle Nointo, 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.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Yue, a vampire.
  • Insecure Love Interest: At first. He really wasn't feeling up to being asked out by a girl, especially the School Idol.
  • 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?
  • 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, it's usefulness is limited to those skills he can acquire from devouring monsters, artifacts, God magic, or transmutation.
  • 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.
  • Marry Them All: In the end he caved in and simply chose to marry everyone, Yue is still the main wife, though.
  • 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 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 yo get drunk anymore even if he wants to (He even laments it a little), regardless of the degree. He at one point drike 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 Good Deed Goes Unpunished: He rescues the entire class from the Behemoth, at incredible risk and effort, only to get blasted by one of the fireballs that was supposed to be the cover-fire for his own escape, sending him down into the Abyss for his troubles. This clearly does not do good things for his mental stability. Freeing Yue also got him attacked by a Magical Beast that was way out of his class, but at least he got rewarded for that, and big time.
  • 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.
  • Not in This for Your Revolution: Despite Saving the World by doing so, he just want to take Yue ​back from the god using 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: "The Demon king", which fits his ruthless behavior rather perfectly.
  • 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.
  • 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 on 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 recognise 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. 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 chose 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.
  • 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 an true and utter sociopath, caring only about his own survival and killing everyone and everything in his way.
  • 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.
  • This Means War!: After Ehitorujue possessed Yue's body, Three days afterwards he wages war on bastard god, While others( read, everyone on tortus) kept the god's Legions of Hell busy, He goes 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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. As such, he honed that skill into a mighty weapon, despite Kouki's "advice." Ishtar and the nobles are clearly wrong to call him "incompetent."
  • 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.

     Yue 
Voiced by: Yuki Kuwahara (Japanese), Tia Ballard (English)
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Taken directly from the cover. It's about the only SFW image available in the early volumes.

Vampire Princess who was betrayed (read:deceived) by her family for fear of her power(indeed), was imprisoned away in the depths of the Orcus Dungeon, her powers kept her alive for over 300 years, Hajime rescued her and promised to take her along. Is in love with Hajime and mostly the only one who's feelings are reciprocated. Not as strong as Hajime but 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 protect her from the Mad God who intend to use her as the vessel for his manifest 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 meaning only crippling pain.
  • The Archmage
  • Bathtub Bonding: To the point of Shower of Love. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fake Memories: Courtesy of Denreed and his associates just before he entombed her.And her true one triggered in the last great dungeon,leave 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 eht, 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 aimed​, with her or without,they're doomed anyway.
  • 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: In the abyss of Orcus Great Dungeon, she licks her lips as she tries to seduce Hajime several times.
  • 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 either, but she's that powerful, And the resident Body Snatcher aim for 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.
  • No Name Given: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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'.
  • 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)
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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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Reisen dungeon 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 Hualia 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 sledge hammer crafted by Hajime. Her Body Strengthening 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 "Doryukken".
  • 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.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Has blue eyes and is childishly innocent.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: In volume 8, 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 Reisen Dungeon as she was looking for a place to use as a toilet.
  • Precognition: She can see the future.
  • 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.
  • 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: Yoko Hikasa (Japanese), Morgan Garrett (English)
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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.


  • Ass Shove: And big time. This is how Hajime wake her up 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.
  • Bullying a Dragon: The problem when she actually likes it.
  • 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.
  • 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's a masochist.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: Her main Breathe attack in her dragon form is a black laser beam she fires from her mouth. She can use it in her normal form too.
  • Gag Boobs: The Light Novel never stops emphasizing just how big her chest is. If Shea is a melon, then Tio is a watermelon.
  • 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.
  • 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.

     Shirasaki Kaori 
Voiced by: Saori Onishi (Japanese), Skyler McIntosh (English)
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One of Hajime's classmates and school idols, the pure hearted girl brought plenty of problems back on earth where she made a lot of people despise him for being close to her. Was in love with Hajime even back on earth but never told him, heartbroken from watching him fall into the Abyss pushed herself and decided to follow him when they met again. She's a user of healing magic, later in the series she acquired an Angel body that let her fight using disintegration magic.


  • Adaptational Nice Guy: 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.
  • Bad Dreams: In what turns out to be truly prophetic, she witnesses Hajime "disappear" in Orcus dungeon the night before they actually go. It proves a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy because her going to his room to warn him is what actually puts him in danger thanks to the petty jealousy and cruelty from one of his classmates.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Declaration of Protection: She promises to use her healing magic to protect Hajime in the Orcus dungeon. Needless to say, through no fault of her own, she fails, badly.
  • Determinator: Even if Hajime says he's devoted only to Yue, she won't quit. It bears fruit in the WN after story
  • 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 stand 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.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: By Hiyama.
  • 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.
  • The Load: 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 zero 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. She powers up after stealing Nointo's body and becomes strong enough to be able to fight with Abyss' monsters while covering Ryuutaro and Suzu.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: She's a cheat on this school of magic.
  • White Magician Girl: She's really into this role but then tries to pull away because she feels like she's not contributing to the group where all are powerhouses.
  • 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.
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     Myu 
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.


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.

     General 
  • 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.
  • 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" despite 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 stonger 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.

     Hatayama Aiko 
Voiced by: Ai Kakuma (Japanese), Emily Fajardo (English)
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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.
  • Fantastic Nuke: From a methane explosion.
  • 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 Eht keeps sending "hotties" (very attractive male knights) to seduce her to join their ranks, so 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 of 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. While she refers to the students as "children" in her mind, only Hajime is called “he.”

     Yaegashi Shizuku 
Voiced by: Yumiri Hanamori (Japanese), Kate Bristol (English)
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The team's mom.
Shirasaki's best friend. She's both the only girl and the only one marginally nice to Hajime.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Smurfette Principle: She's the only girl in the "cool kids" group.
  • 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.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: 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.
  • Shipper on Deck: Supports Kaori's feelings for Hajime.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Hajime initially describes her as cold, rigid and aloof on one side, sweet and sensitive on the other.
  • Token Good Teammate: She's not only Shirasaki's genuine friend, but the only one that treats Hajime near kindly.
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     Amanogawa Kouki 
Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara (Japanese), Ricco Fajardo (English)
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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 eyes. In the light novel, he's illustrated with light-shaded hair, as shown in the page image. In the manga, he has the typical Japanese black hair. The anime brings him closer to his web novel description but has blue eyes instead.
  • 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.
  • 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 Dumb: Inverted. He's great in a purely academic setting. In a practical environment, where he actually has to think, 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's nearby that 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.
    • 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.
  • Chick Magnet: In the 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.
  • 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 call 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 "cliche lines" and winning smile affect women. In fact, they often address him as "the typical dense harem lead."
  • Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like: Constantly. When even an musclehead like Ryuutaro can bite his tongue...
  • Condescending Compassion: How he normally addresses Hajime, and Shirasaki, always sarcastically calling her "kind" because she actually treats Hajime like a human being.
  • Determinator: By the end of his Last Stand against the shadow beings 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.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: His own "sense of justice" is noted by many characters, particularly Shizuku, as being his greatest flaw.
  • 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.
  • 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 Himaya 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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.
  • Idiot Hero: While he may be The Ace where it concerns academics, 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.
  • I'm Not a Hero, I'm...: He openly refuses to be called "hero" during his personal arc, he's shown to be visibly uncomfortable when called that.
  • Heroic RRoD: or rather villainous, he continue to abuse his remaining (life)power after shisuku cut him from eht's power sources
  • Knight Templar: He honestly can not, for the life of him, comprehend how his mindset can ever be incorrect, about anything.
  • Large Ham: Once in Tortus, and he learns what his special class is, he acts in loud and wildly exaggerated ways.
  • Obliviously Evil: The phrase "the path to hell is paved with good intentions" clearly applies to this guy. Not in the "I knew what I was doing was wrong, but expected it to turn out okay because I meant well" kind of way, but in the "I don't know how my words and actions could possibly be wrong because I have no ill intent" kind of way. As such, while he isn't actively kicking puppies, he does constantly trip over them, especially where Hajime is concerned, then simply goes on his merry way, completely oblivious to the damage he's done, and his friends, and Ishtar, have to constantly apologize for him because as "The Hero." he obviously can do no wrong.
  • Oblivious to Love: As narration puts it, he treats Eri like yet another Girl of the Week.
  • 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 intentional 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 faked, and comes down on the victims with extreme prejudice for the crime of being victims.
  • 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).
  • Tautological Templar: Since his class is "hero," he believes he's always noble and just regardless of his actions or the situation.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 (to 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: Eventually he admits to hate Hajime, to the latter admitting thinking the same, in universe this moment is treated as as 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.
  • 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.

     Sakagami Ryoutarou 
Voiced by: Ryuuichi 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.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: The anime gives him black hair and green eyes, along with a notable tan.
  • Ambiguously Brown: The anime gives him a tanned complexion in comparison to his classmates.
  • 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.

     Hiyama Daisuke 
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.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Inverted. A side effect of the manga and anime's Compressed Adaptation removes a great many of his Kick the Dog moments, making him look foolish and misguided as opposed to the outright evil he actually is. This makes his attempt to kill Hajime comes out of nowhere and seem a little far for a simple bully.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Death by Irony: The man gets killed by the very man he tried to kill, in thesimilarmanner​ with Kaori involved in both events, because of her kindness.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Karmic Death: After he stabs Kaori to death, Hajime kicks him and wounds him severely, then he gets devoured by monsters, with special mention to his arm, mirroring Hajime's experience with the bear.
  • Left for Dead: Hajime beats him to within an inch of his life for mortally wounding Kaori, then throws him to the monster army. He doesn't survive.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 in 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.
  • Spanner in the Works: Unknowingly subject Hajime into Training from Hell where he found Yue, He thrown a biggest spanner to god's chessboard. He just live not long enough to see his success.
  • 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 intetionally 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.

     Saito Yoshiki, Kondo Reiichi, and Nakano Shinji 
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.
  • Hikikomori: After Kondo's death during Eri's betrayal Saito and Nakano turn into shut ins due to shock, they're never mentioned again.
  • 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.

     Yuka Sonobe 
The girl Pre-orcus Hajime saved, first- hand, before his "fall" into the Abyss.
  • Heroic BSoD: And a big one. While Kouki, Himaya, 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
  • 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.

     Nakamura Eri 
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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. To the point she wants 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.
  • 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.
  • Bookworm: She not only loves books, she was on the library committee before being brought to the world of Tortus.
  • 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.
  • Driven to Suicide: Twice proper, first time from Abusive Parents, second time from Love Hurts, where she finally succeeds.
  • Hime Cut: She is described as having a natural "bob cut" hairstyle.
  • Interrupted Suicide: By Kouki.
  • Love Hurts: Kouki's neglectful behavior is what drives her off the deep end.
  • The Necromancer: As she officially has the Necromancer class.
  • Meganekko: She wears glasses.
  • 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 use her powers. and from how Kouki interrupted her from suicide but never really cares of 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 cover the name of the one blackmailing Hiyama, it hides her gender, too.
  • Yandere: One for Kouki. And unlike Kaori, it's not Played for Laughs.

     Taniguchi Suzu 
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.
  • Bi the Way: While she crushes on Yue and looks rather interested in a number of female characters in the end she and Ryuutaro become a couple.
  • 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.
  • O.O.C. 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"
  • Stepford Smiler: Her way to cope with loneliness, she also fears of being rejected, which the Secret Test of Character pokes here.
  • 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 novel illustrations involving her groping Kaori's chest

     Endo Kosuke 
A member of Nagayama's party with a very weak presence and can't be noticed by labyrinth monsters or automatic doors.
  • Chick Magnet: Following in his boss - Hajime - footsteps, he too gained a harem of his own in his spin off.
  • 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 entire class to Hajime.
  • Red Baron: It's later called Abyssgate by both his friends and his enemies
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: His specialty.

     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.
  • 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.
  • 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 and 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.

Church of Ehit

The religion of Mankind who worship 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)
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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.

     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.
  • 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.
  • Manchild: He's introduced sucking his thumb for no reason.
  • Reassigned to Antarctica: Before the story began, he was exiled to a remote backwater village in the desert for the "heresy" of saying beastmen amd 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 realized the cover-story for what happened to the royal church of Ehit isn't exactly accurate.
  • 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.
  • 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.

     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.
  • 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.

     Princess Liliana 
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 fiance 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 after, 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.

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.

     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.
  • Asshole Victim: No tears were shed when they met their bloody end.
  • 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 Raisen 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 Raisen 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 Raisen 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.
  • 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.

Beastmen/Demi-humans

     Cam 
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 8. 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.

     Jin 
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.

     Regin 
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 8, 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.
  • Adapted Out: The anime skips the entire Verbergen storyline.
  • 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.
  • 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...

    Zal 
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 Hualia, 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 inherent co-genital, Magic Manipulation skill. 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.

Demons

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.
  • A God Am I: He constantly refers to himself as Ehito's "disciple."
  • Humans Are Insects: He sees humans as pests to be exterminated.
  • 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 god magic, necessary to create magic beasts from the glaciar's dungeon.
  • 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.

    Cattleya 
The demon tasked by Freid to clear the Orcus Labyrinth, she also intended to recruit Kouki's party.

    Mikhail 
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.

    Davros 
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 Freed 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 Hialua 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 Hialua clan as a whole "cowards" for crippling him.
  • Off with His Head!: How he meets his end.

Misc.

     The Seven Liberators 
The people who designed the great Labyrinth dungeons. They are the protagonists of the Arifureta ZERO prequel novels.
  • 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: The Arifureta ZERO novels.
  • 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).

Oscar Orcus

Voiced by: Takuma Terashima (Japanese)
The creator of the Orcus dungeon.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Miledi Reisen's ghost still calls him "O-kun" centuries 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.
  • Defector from Decadence: He's a direct descendant of the gods.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Spook: Almost nothing is known about him, even after Hajime encounters a recording of him, triggered by beating the dungeon.
  • 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 arrived Late to the Tragedy.

Miledi Reisen:

The creator of the Reisen dungeon.
  • 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.
  • Antimagic: 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 magic, at most, the best choice to conquer the dungeon.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: She has a small core, and destroying it is the only way to beat her.
  • 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 "cliche" boulder-staircase trap, destroying the boulder causes a second boulder to come forth that also sprays acid as it rolls.
  • Final Boss: She's the boss monster of the Reisen dungeon.
  • Ghost Reunion Ending: The last thing she sees before dying is her old companions, the liberators.
  • 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.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Is this to Oscar Orcus in the Arifureta ZERO novels.
  • 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 Orcus dungeon.
  • Troll: The signage in the dungeon is clearly intended to irritate, annoy, and seriously piss off anyone who comes across it.

Lyutilis Haltina:

The creator of the Haltina Labyrinth and the Sea of Trees forest where the demihumans and beastmen live.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Only the Knowledgable May Pass: She built the entrance to the "true labyrinth" in such a way that only someone who had cleared at least four other dungeons could enter.

     Magic Beasts 
The primary antagonists of the story.

Ratmen

The first monster encountered by Hajime's class in Orcus Dungeon.

  • Zerg Rush: Their only tactic is to overwhelm their foes with sheer force of numbers.

Rockmount

The first challenge the students face in Orcus dungeon.
  • Maniac Monkeys: It's a gorilla with the ability to camouflage itself like a chameleon.
  • Roar Before Beating: It roars a challenge and beats its chest before attacking. Just like an Earth gorilla.

Behemoth

The first major named antagonist.
  • Charged Attack: It can heat up its "Helmet" and launch itself at enemies, impacting like a meteor.
  • Foe-Tossing Charge: It charges like a bull, throwing people aside like rag dolls.
  • Hero Killer: It has the final responsibility for knocking Hajime into the Abyss by smashing the bridge they were standing on, but this wouldn't have happened if someone hadn't launched a fireball at Hajime first.
  • A Load of Bull: It's basically a giant, super-charged bull.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: It showed the people of Hajime's class, who were having a way too easy time in Orcus dungeon, a taste of how dangerous Magic Beasts really are.

Kicking Rabbit

The very first creature encountered by Hajime in the Abyss, and among the most dangerous, despite its appearance. The first one got named Inaba much later.
  • Always a Bigger Fish: At first glance, it looks like the Kicking Rabbit is the undisputed "king of monsters" when Hajime sees it in action, then the Talon Bear shows up...
  • Dance Battler: Hajime compares the way it attacks to break-dancing at one point.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: While Inaba wasn't defeated by Hajime, his victory over the bear made him the level's king in its eyes, when they reunited much, much later, Inaba showed a very deep degree of respect of Hajime and requested being named.
  • Extremity Extremist: It fights exclusively with kicks.
  • Flash Step: Its special ability allows it to move so fast it can spawn after-images.
  • It Amused Me: It attacks and kills not for food nor self-defense, but for fun.
  • Just Toying with Them: It could have killed Hajime in the blink of an eye, when he tried to run away, but slammed him around and pinned him to the wall simply because its more fun that way, naturally this bites it in the ass, literally, as the Talon Bear is attracted by the noise of the scuffle.
  • Killer Rabbit: Literally. Even when the Lightning wolves pile on, six to one, they don't stand a chance.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Had it not attacked Hajime, and let him pass in peace, he would have backed up right into the cave where the Talon Bear was sleeping. The odds of Hajime surviving that would have been far, far less than what he did go through, and even that was a minor miracle.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Its eyes are blood-red and it's insanely dangerous.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: The moment it sees the Talon Bear, it stops toying with Hajime and flees with all its might. Didn't help it one bit.
  • The Worf Effect: Built up as being very, very dangerous, but then the Talon Bear comes along and delivers it a One-Hit Kill without even connecting.
  • Took a Level in Badass: The very rabbit that attacked Hajime survived long enough to drink some of the god water, powering up on the same manner than Hajime got by eating monster meat, then it decided to explore Orcus to become even more powerful, it was eventually discovered and recruited by Suzu, under the promise of making it more powerful.

Lightning Wolves

Contrary to their size and power, they are the weakest of the monsters Hajime encounters in the Abyss.
  • Sacrificial Lion: They are showcased purely to display both how dangerous the Abyss is, and how far down the Slippery Slope Hajime has fallen when he sadistically butchers them.
  • Shock and Awe: When pressed, they can attack with lightning.
  • Tainted Veins: As with all the monsters in the first level of the abyss, they have glowing red veins on their skin. Theirs are the most pronounced, however.

The Talon Bear

The Floor Boss of the first level in the Abyss. The only hope you have of surviving an encounter with it is running away with all your might, and those odds are still mighty slim, unless you've spent 40 days building railguns, grenades, and other nasty things.
  • An Arm and a Leg: On both ends of this. It rips off Hajime's arm and eats it right in front of him. Hajime returns the favor, in its entirety.
  • Bears Are Bad News: It's a bear, and it's not a good idea to let it see you.
  • Cavalry Betrayal: It shows up, kills and eats the Kicking Rabbit, then starts eating Hajime, one piece at a time. The last part allows Hajime to escape its grasp, literally by the skin of his teeth.
  • Disk-One Final Boss: While it is the boss monster of the first floor of the Abyss, the lower floors have even more dangerous creatures.
  • Impossibly Graceful Giant: It's amazingly fast and agile for its size.
  • Lightning Bruiser: It hits hard and fast, and even dodging its claws can still kill you.
  • Nothing Personal: It doesn't attack with malice; it's just hungry, and you happen to be food.
  • Razor Wind: Its special ability is sending compressed air with such force that it slices through people and things.

Oil Shark:

A shark-like creature that lives in the napalm-like level of the Abyss.
  • In the Back: How it prefers to attack prey, which Hajime exploits while fighting it.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: It is described as having lots and lots of teeth.
  • Off with His Head!: The way it tries to kill Hajime.
  • Scary Teeth: Its teeth are long and razor sharp.
  • Stealth Expert: In addition to hiding in the oily napalm of the Abyss "sludge" level, it also has the "Conceal Presence" skill that allows it to circumvent the "Detect Presence" skill.

Basilisk:

It lives up to its name.

Cyclops:

The two door guardians over Yue's prison.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: Their skin is Nigh Invulnerable, except for their eye.
  • Hammerspace: As Hajime notes, they pull four-meter-long swords out of "god knows where."
  • It Can Think: Unlike most of the monsters prior, these guys actually learn from the actions of their enemy and carefully decide their actions as opposed to operating only on instinct. Didn't help them as Haijime was an Outside-Context Problem for them.
  • Villains Want Mercy: While the Right one attacks immediately and gets a Boom, Headshot! in response, the left one tries to surrender and beg for mercy when Haijime's gun is pointed right at its eye. Haijime kills it without a second thought.

The Steel Scorpion:

Yue's final guardian.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: It has two stingers, one shoots acid, the other flechettes.
  • Flechette Storm: One of its tails shoots out tons of tiny darts.
  • Hollywood Acid: It shoots an acidic poison from one of its tails that can eat through stone.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Moves fast, hits hard.
  • Made of Diamond: It took Yue's ultimate spell, Azure Sky just to weaken its armor so Hajime could shoot it. He tried everything else first, including napalm at the temperature of lava (3000 degrees celcius). Even then, Hajime had to shove an incendiary grenade inside the bullet wound and set it off inside the monster to kill it, and three shots into its open mouth to make sure.
  • Rasputinian Death: Just look at the Made of Diamond entry.
  • Roar Before Beating: It shrieks before every attack.
  • Stealthy Colossus: It was completely undetectable until Haijime activated his "Detect Presence" skill and then it was literally right on top of him.
  • Secret Test of Character: It's real purpose isn't to maintain Yue sealed, but to ensure whoever tries to get her out of there really cares about her.
  • What Could Have Been: In-universe. Hajime realizes, after the battle's over, that the scorpion's armor is an ore and he could have used "Transmute" on it, making the battle far, far easier. Needless to say, he's not happy about this revelation, but he decides not to let Yue know it.

The Alraune:

A plant based monster that controls the natives of the "jungle" level.
  • Powers Do the Fighting: It relies entirely on its controlled puppets. If they're bypassed, it's helpless.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: It's actually quite harmless itself. What makes it dangerous is that it can take control of allies and make them attack.
  • Squishy Wizard: While its Puppeteer Parasite is quite versatile and dangerous, the monster itself got felled with a single well-aimed shot.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Hajime shooting Yue's flower shocked even the Alraune, to Hajime's frustration.

The Hydra:

The supposedly final boss of Orcus Dungeon.
  • Adaptational Wimp: While the hydra is still a fearsome monster in the manga, in the original light-novel, it is far, far more overpowered. After the Rasputinian Death entry below, it reveals a seventh platinum head that unleashes light based attacks so corrosive, even the Ambrosia produced by Hajime's God's Crystal could only barely keep up, and Hajime had to drop the ceiling on it again just to distract it long enough to Feed It a Bomb, and put it in a blast furnace so Yue's Azure Sky spell would reduce most of it to its constituent atoms!
  • Adaptive Ability: Sort of. Each of its head serves a specific purpose, and it can quickly adapt to anything thrown at it. Therefore, it never falls for the same attack twice.
  • Breath Weapon: It breathes fire.
  • Degraded Boss: The hydra reappears when Hajime and Kaori return to Orcus to gear up for the final battle. Unlike the first time, where Hajime and Yue barely won and he lost an eye, this time it was a Curb-Stomp Battle without any issue.
  • Did Not Think This Through: It attacked Haijime when he was using his "Divine step" ability to run across the roof. Of course, that triggered a cave-in.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Its careless use of its breath weapon caused a cave in, which stunned it long enough for Yue to use Azure Sky on it and kill it.
  • Made of Diamond: Even more so than the Steel Scorpion.
  • Multiple Head Case: It has numerous heads on one body, and each head has a specific function.
  • Rasputinian Death: Shot by Hajime's regular gun, at full rail-gun power, several times. Shot by Hajime's anti-materiel rifle, at full rail-gun power. Shot by Yue, using Hajime's gun. Blasted with several powerful spells by Yue. Had the cavern ceiling collapse on it. Finally finished off by Yue's Azure Sky ultimate spell. Eesh. That sure as hell wasn't an easy battle.

    The Gods 

Ehitorujue

The God of mankind and the one behind the abduction of Hajime's class
  • 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 amonster that consists of a big lump of meat.
  • The Sociopath: He is the one instigate the war between humans and demons, and when they're forming the truce, he send 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.

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