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A list of characters from Children Of Hades. There's a lot of them. A work in progress.

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Rooster Ringabelle

The Amnesiac Hero of the story. Rooster was found by Tessa without a single piece of clothing and couldn't speak, read or write properly, much less recall her proper name. Taking the name Rooster Ringabelle after the first few lines Tessa spoke to her when they met, she takes to Adventurer life like a duck to water and is grateful to Hades for giving her food, shelter, and a purpose.

Tropes associated with Rooster:

  • Action Girl: Has to be one if she is to survive the Dungeon as a front line fighter.
  • All-Loving Heroine: Precisely why Hades feels she wouldn't make a good leader in the Dungeon. She'd be putting her party at risk for the sake of total strangers.
  • Amnesiac Hero: Taken to its logical extreme in that she was a complete blank slate without he ability to read, write, speak, or even clothe herself, much like a baby.
  • Appropriated Appellation: She takes her name from the first few things Tessa said to her.
  • Badass Bookworm: She becomes enraptured with books after being taught how to read, reading romance novels in her spare time (but getting reading glasses for the times she finds the need to read in the dark). It's even mentioned that her room is turning into a library due to how much of her pay she spends on reading material.
  • Bandage Babe: Due to her tendency to push herself to her utmost limits, she spends a lot of time recuperating from injuries and exhaustion in bed.
  • Bi the Way: While she'd like a boyfriend, she admits that she would not mind if she had a girlfriend, and that she finds either sex attractive regardless... words that excite Tessa despite her denials to the contrary.
  • Big Eater: Despite her figure she eats so much that a trap door from her room to the cafeteria was built so that she could have a midnight snack without having to get dressed.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: She has an extremely low alcohol tolerance, and is worsened by the fact that she has a habit of stripping while drunk. Do note that most of her teammates are guys. Leon later takes it upon himself to make sure her drinks are always non-alcoholic.
  • Cat Girl: Her race, but there are male counterparts too. She comes with the instincts to match, liking high places and sticking the landing whenever she falls over. A lot of her equipment is styled around this too, such as "The Hairball", a set of pouches for Rooster to carry thing in.
  • Cats Hate Water/Hates Baths: Averted despite being a cat. Justified in that she's styled after a Turkish Van, a breed known for being "water cats".
  • Chainmail Bikini: Averted, her armor covers her entire body. Most tend to be surprised when they see how curvy she is under it. Her armor even includes a...
  • The Charmer: Her "Charm" ability is essentially a passive, subtle ability that helps her seem more charismatic and charming to others. Not that she needs it..
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: She's too good-natured for her own good and can't say no even when someone has crossed her in the past. As a result, Hades leaves the more level headed Runemeyer in charge of expeditions.
  • D-Cup Distress: She dislikes showing skin or flaunting her curves despite having a lot of them because she wants to be known as a strong warrior, not a sexy one.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: Is not above this due to her inexperience with romance and sex.
  • The Empath: Is extremely sensitive towards her comrades feelings and thoughts toward each other, such as immediately picking up on Tairona's crush on Runemeyer, but this does not apply to herself, as she is completely oblivious to Tessa's budding crush on her due to the fact that Rooster has only experienced romance in novel form.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Inverted. Has a strange habit of referring to almost everyone by their profession. For example, Hades is "Dad" to her, while Morlin is "Captain", and Durkon is "Tailor". There are exceptions to this rule, such as calling Elisia "Mrs. Elekor", Tessa by her actual given name, and Ian, who she calls "Partner".
  • Fantastic Arousal: Like other demi-humans of her kind, her ears and tail are extremely sensitive and rubbing them continuously will make her like putty to the offender in question.
  • Fantastic Drug: In a similar vein to the above, sprinkles are Rooster's catnip, putting her into a trance that will make her do anything for the person holding them to get a lick.
  • Fiery Redhead: Subverted. She's quite reserved and down-to-earth, rarely giving over-the-top reactions and not prone to anger at all.
  • Gag Boobs: Generally averted. Despite their size, Rooster usually covers and tries to hide them with armor and unflattering clothes.
  • Gratuitous Latin: Her brief incantation for her Relay magic is this:
    "Tu fui, ego eris." note 
  • Hello, Nurse!: She's quickly becoming this with each new Level Up because of her Charm ability.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Inverted. Whoever she ends up with, they're getting a redhead and are likely going to be an Adventurer.
  • The Heroine: While there's quite an Ensemble Cast going, she's undoubtedly the main character.
  • Heroic Resolve: It's one of her skills, raising her stats all the way to SS and sometimes SSS in response to her feelings of determination or willpower.
  • Heroic Second Wind: Another one of her skills, causing her to get up if fallen so long as she's physically able to move, but only if the conditions are right.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Lacks confidence in herself at times and has a bad tendency to beat herself up for every little mistake. In fact, the author states that Rooster works best when she's constantly overthinking things, about what she needs to fight for and how much is at stake so that she can stop focusing on her errors and start focusing on learning form them.
  • Heroic Willpower: The more you try to break her, the more it might trigger her Heroic Resolve. You don't want that.
  • Hidden Buxom: Rooster intentionally tries to wear clothes that minimize or hide her curves, leading many who see her in something more form-fitting or revealing to remark that they didn't expect her to be so buxom.
  • I Ain't Got Time to Bleed: Fairly often. Rooster tends to keep pushing her limits for the good of her party. But she pays for it later by having to recuperate in her bed for days to weeks.
  • In a Single Bound: As a cat she loves high places, so she jumps around the rooftops of Orario to pass the time.
  • The Insomniac: She can only fall asleep after she's completely exhausted due to the fact that her lack of memories gives her nothing to dream about, something that bothers her immensely.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Her stats are fairly even. Justified in that she's a Magic Knight in light armor and her weapon can be used for both precision and strength.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Has cat ears and a tail. Specifically, her ears and tail are of the Turkish Van breed, so her tail is quite fluffy.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Extremely curvy, very large breasts, pleasantly tall, leggy, and even gains an ability that boosts her charisma later on.
    • Innocent Fanservice Girl: She is introduced as stark naked but is so child-like at first that she doesn't mind. Later on she becomes more conscious about this but is mature about it than most, simply blushing and covering herself before telling the Accidental Pervert to leave. She even states that she finds the idea of violently attacking the offender ridiculous. That said, she likes being buck naked, just not in front of others since it leaves her feeling as exposed and vulnerable as her blank and empty mind. It doesn't help that she's also said to have "the biggest tits she [Tessa] has ever seen in her life".
    • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: She tends to find herself walked in on while dressing, her armor damaged, or forced into revealing clothes and being very awkward about it, though usually tries to stay calm and take it in stride.
  • Magnetic Hero: She's showing signs of becoming one. Her Charm ability specifically helps her seem more charming and charismatic to others and she's quite empathic to the emotions of others.
  • Mana Drain: Her magic, Draw and Relay, allows her to absorb magic fired at her and manipulate it, combining it with other spells for explosive power, enchant her body with it (i.e. covering her weapon and herself in fire), or simply shoot it back at the caster. It isn't perfect though, as she needs to be aware of the attack to activate it, meaning that she's still vulnerable to sneak attacks from behind.
    • Barrier Warrior: She can actually use Draw to absorb and negate an enemy's barrier, then use Relay on herself to utilize it offensively.
  • Meaningful Name: Ringabelle, as in "Ring a bell?", referring to memory. Also a Shout-Out to another character with the same name as discussed below.
  • Magic Knight: Normally not possible in this world, but she's the exception since her Draw and Relay let her utilize others' magic. Her class is even "Magic Knight."
  • Naïve Newcomer: Completely new to everything at the start of the story, she bears a child-like innocence in regards to the outside world and is curious about everything.
  • Naked First Impression: To Tessa.
  • Only Sane Woman: She's the most level-headed and down-to-earth member of the entire cast. And yet...
    • Not So Above It All: Somehow she feels right at home with all these eccentric and quirky characters running around.
  • Red Baron: The "Blank Page Bookworm" after hitting Level 2.
  • Ship Tease: With both Ian and Tessa.
  • Shout-Out: Rooster's first name is a reference to the protagonist of True Grit. Her surname is a reference to Ringabel, another Amnesiac Hero from Bravely Default.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Red hair, green eyes with cat-slit pupils. Pale skin and freckles, to boot. And she's the main character.
  • Simple Staff: Her weapon of choice.
  • Secret Art: Rooster's Draw and Relay are this. It was considered a lost Skill-Spell pair. She's supposedly the first to have it since the early days after the Gods descended.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Rooster prefers baggy, comfy, casual clothing when around Orario. Many remark she looks downright stunning in a nice dress or something low-cut.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She's quite drawn to men who are kind and heroic because of reading all those romance novels and fairy tales.
  • Super Mode: Another of her skills, "Threshold," which causes massive boosts if she's pushed past her physical limit. Compared to Heroic Resolve's stat boosts, this is a Level boost!
  • Super Senses: Like other demi-humans of her kind, she has excellent night vision and hearing, but she wears glasses while reading to preserve the former.
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: Keeps about three potions and a bag of rations in her cuirass.
  • Weapon of Choice: The Gem-Sho. Part Simple Staff, part Magic Staff, part Empathic Weapon, forged by a clan of craftsman known as the Rikta. Considering it's both a magic rod and a fully-functional combat quarterstaff, but can only be wielded as a weapon by those with benevolent intentions for it, it's perfect for Rooster as a Magic Knight.
  • Youthful Freckles: Rooster is stated to have freckles on her cheeks and most her of body. Combined with her red hair and green eyes, she's a veritable ginger.

Tessa Thompson

The diminutive War Tiger who found Rooster and quickly becomes her best friend. Despite the combat-oriented nature of her race, Tessa has taken up the role of a Supporter in Familia. Oh, and she totally isn't a lesbian. Not at all.

Tropes associated with Tessa:

  • A-Cup Angst: Has an extremely flat chest and is jealous of anyone with more than a B-Cup. Due to Sunny shouting Tessa's measurements to the entire Familia, she has also gotten the nickname TT, which are her initials. Tessa, ever the skeptic, thinks that they really mean Tiny Tits. She's right.
  • Ambiguously Bi: As much as she'd like to deny it, she definitely has budding feelings for Rooster. Nevertheless, she finds Ray... interesting.
  • Armored Closet Gay: Refuses to admit that she might be the above, despite evidence to the contrary as early as the prologue.
  • Cats Hate Water/Hates Baths: Despite her obsession with cleanliness and washing her hands she hates being wet and can't swim well due to being a cat, which is actually rather odd since Tigers like swimming more than other cats. Her obsession ensures that she does so anyway regardless.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She and Ian were dropped off by their parents at an orphanage as infants, but said orphanage turned out to be an underage slave labor cartel in disguise. As a result, she had little control over much of her own life, leading to her currently neurotic neat freak tendencies.
  • Does Not Like Men: She's squeamish around any male that isn't Ian, lashing out at those who try to interact with her, which makes it hard for her to show her underlying kindness. It also makes her a pain to go grocery shopping with since she'll take double the time to get there since she'll try to avoid every man she sees.
  • Fantastic Arousal: Her ears and tail are just as sensitive as other demi-humans.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Played with. While she's a blond, she's extremely neurotic to the point of heavy self-interest, but can pull through when her party needs her, and was instrumental in defeating the Lingering Will thanks to her Scan spell.
  • Height Angst: Played for laughs, a short, diminutive War Tiger. Case in point, much of her equipment is designed for use by Pallums.
  • Human Pack Mule: Her job in the dungeon.
  • The Load: At first. With her Neat Freak nature, agoraphobia, and androphobia, the Dungeon was hell for her, even as a Supporter. She takes some small level in badass pretty quickly though.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Her relationship to Ian. He's the only guy that won't make her squirm and she can often tell what he's thinking despite the fact that he's damn near mute.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Has tiger ears and a tail.
  • Neat Freak: One of her defining traits is that she hates messes and will do anything to keep everything neat and tidy. The sight of grime sends her into a frenzy and she hates touching dirt and dust... which is why the dumpster-diving Ray annoys her to no end. Heck, she even takes her supplies into the monster-infested Dungeon... which, surprisingly enough, turn out to be pretty useful for cleaning the monster remains off magic stones. At Level 2, she gains an ability that helps her clean faster and more effectively.
  • Nervous Wreck: Tends to take the scenic route purely so she can avoid encountering any men, to the point it comes across like paranoia.
  • Non Action Girl: Compared to Rooster. While she can fight with a small wrist mounted crossbow, she is less suited for it than her allies.
  • Precocious Crush: Inverted. She's also interested in Ray despite a significant age gap between them. Being a kid who grew up in a secluded hometown, Ray is none the wiser.
  • Red Baron: The "Anal-Retentive Ironing Board" after hitting Level 2
  • Stat-O-Vision: Her Scan spell allows her to analyze anyone she casts it on, providing the Familia, Level, Alias, Skills, Spells, Basic Abilities, and Development Abilities of Adventurers while providing the Species, Level, Spells, Weaknesses, Weak points, Magic Stone location, potential Drop Items (and whether or not they'll drop it or not), and can even predict the monster's next move. However, keeping active puts a drain on Tessa's stamina, forcing her to use it sparingly to make sure she can get out of the way.
  • The Straight and Arrow Path: She's not very good with it, but she has a wrist mounted crossbow for suppressive fire much like Lili.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: "I'm not a lesbian!"
  • Took a Level in Badass: Later becomes one of the few Level 2 Supporters in Orario. While not able to hold up in a fight on her own, she's invaluable thanks to her Scan spell and can lay down suppressive fire with her automatic wrist-mounted crossbow.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Freshly baked doughnuts along with coffee due to the time she's spent working at a cafe.
  • Useless Useful Stealth: She later gets a hairband that renders her utterly undetectable to monsters, but the effect is broken should one inadvertently touch her or if she attacks with her crossbow. However, it does let her use her Scan ability without the risk of being attacked, and as a supporter she really shouldn't be on the front lines anyway.
  • Weapon of Choice: Has a wrist-mounted automatic crossbow designed for use by Pallums, but can use it fine thanks to her Height Angst. She can't, and doesn't, use it for much than laying down a suppressive fire, though.
  • Woman in White: She likes wearing white things in and out of the dungeon as part of her obsession with being clean and tidy.

Ian Moone

A werewolf who has a brotherly relationship with Tessa. He's the strong and silent type, never speaking a word even to his surrogate sister. Regardless, he's reliable and a great companion, just a bit territorial.

Tropes associated with Ian:

  • Big Brother Instinct: Is fiercely territorial and protective of those he cares about, particularly Tessa, and is thus annoyed when he finds that Serin is able to converse with her without triggering her androphobia.
  • Counter Attack: His Bide skill works this way, compressing his pent up feelings, emotions, pain, exhaustion, and sensations into a single powerful strike.
  • Covert Pervert: Has a thing for maids.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Grew up at the same "orphanage" as Tessa and may have been forced to work for them.
  • Elective Mute: Never utters a word unless it's absolutely necessary (such as when when he uses his Warp spell)
  • Friend to All Children: Is rather protective of Ray and Darude due to the pair being smaller and younger than him.
  • Lightning Bruiser: With an emphasis on the "Lightning" portion. He can take a hit (and in fact needs to use Bide effectively) but specializes in speed, ending his foes in a single stroke. It also helps that he used to be a courier, making it his job to be as fast as possible.
  • Little Bit Beastly: A werewolf and thus has wolf ears and a tail.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Wields one in combat.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Sometimes tied back in a ponytail or a braid by Tessa, but he's also quite toned.
  • Magical Incantation: Averted, like Bell he only has the say the name of the spell to activate it.
  • Meaningful Name: Moone, as in the Full Moon, a phenomenon werewolves are associated with. His full name can also be rearranged to say "I am no one."
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: He simply has wolf ears, a tail, and high speed rather than transforming in the full moon.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Has his faced affixed in a scowl most of the time, even when he's in a good mood.
  • Red Baron: The "Silent Howler" upon hitting Level 2.
  • The Quiet One: To the extreme, never, ever talking unless he has to.
  • Samurai: His fighting style and is designated as his class.
  • The Stoic: It's hard to tell what he's thinking because of the above and his quiet tendencies.
    • Not So Stoic: But he still sighs in annoyance, grows in frustration, and displays a full range of expressions.
  • Super Senses: Due to his nature as a Werewolf he has enhanced hearing and olfactory senses. He also later gets an accessory that makes him aware of everything in his surroundings.
  • Teleport Spam: Averted. Spamming Warp puts a huge dent in his stamina and the cost only increases the further he travels, forcing him to use it strategically rather than as a means to an end.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Loves apple juice and muffins, being one of the only things that will break his stoicism and make him drool.
  • Weapon of Choice: A katana and scabbard, wielded in iaijutsu, and also dual-wielding both at once.
  • You Gotta Have Silver Hair: Like Bete from the original novels, Ian's hair is silver like a wolf's pelt.

Lleu "Ray" Macnia

A hapless little Pallum who ends joining the Hades Familia after being rejected by everyone else. A bit meek and cowardly, he has a bad habit of trying to hide behind his more armored teammates when things get rough. Despite this, he has real aspirations of becoming a great adventurer like his idol, Finn Deimne of the Loki Familia, and is thus very hardworking and a surprisingly fierce fighter once he works up the confidence to stand his ground.

Tropes associated with Ray:

  • Adorably Precocious Child: Tries to act more mature than he actually is, but fails miserably at it.
  • Adorkable: Apologizes a Lot and is a terribly clumsy kid with aspirations of becoming a hero.
  • Attack Its Weakpoint: His role on the front lines is to strike and pierce at enemy weak points with precision. That's why he has such high Dexterity and gains a Perception ability at Level 2.
  • Apologizes a Lot: As part of his Heroic Self-Deprecation.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Spurred to become an Adventurer by the tales of Captain Finn, he gets his wish upon joining the Hades Familia.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Although the sheer power and speed of Gae Bolg will finish most foes in one hit, the many drawbacks (a long incantation, drains all of Ray's stamina in one use, can only be used against a single target) render it impractical and is thus an "absolute last resort" at best.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Due to being a Pallum and one of the youngest members of the Familia, it's often hard to take Ray seriously, making older members like Runemeyer feel guilty of the fact that a young boy is on the front lines. He's also the shortest member of the team, making it even easier to look down on him, both literally and metaphorically.
  • Blade on a Stick: His Weapon of Choice in order to emulate Finn.
  • Boring, but Practical: Due to hailing from a poor background, he prefers his equipment to be this, sturdy and reliable without needless ornamentation. That said, he tries to salvage everything he can from the trash due to this frugality, leaving him frequently covered in dirt and grime. The one exception to this is his spell, Gae Bolg, which is the near-complete inverse.
  • Celtic Mythology: Many parts of his identity take root in this, including his name, his magic, and his equipment.
  • Country Mouse: Practically lived in the wilderness prior to becoming an Adventurer, so the sights and sounds of Orario are amazing to him (i.e. he had never seen a magic stone lamp and had always used candles). He is also completely innocent about anything and everything related to dating and sex and quickly becomes flustered when someone brings it up.
  • Cowardly Lion: He's prone to running away and hiding, but can be an effective combatant in his own right once he decides to stop running and fight. It later becomes his alias.
  • Explosive Overclocking: His one and only spell, Gae Bolg, is this. It grants him explosive speed and power for a single attack, but since it's a powerful bombardment spell compressed into a single strike he'll fall out cold soon afterward from a Mind Down.
  • Fragile Speedster: Can dish out surprising damage due to the range and power offered by a spear, but as a Pallum he doesn't have much in the way of stamina or durability. That said, his small size and high dexterity make him hard to hit.
  • Good Luck Charm: A wooden necklace carved from a portion of a tree in Ray's hometown that keeps him from feeling too homesick.
  • Hobbits: His race in all in but name.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: He's something of a pessimist and always expects the worst. As a result, harsh criticism is biting for Ray and like Rooster he beats himself up over these little mistakes.
  • Humble Hero: He's not used to being praised so he tends to shrug off most of it and has generally low self-confidence overall.
  • Kid Hero: Is only about twelve compared to Bell's start at fourteen.
  • The Klutz: Despite his high Dexterity stat he is terribly clumsy and can often be seen tripping over thin air, making him terrible around fragile objects as well as an Accidental Pervert around Rooster and Tessa due to their sensitive tails.
  • Magical Incantation: A long one for Gae Bolg:
    "Ye born of the scarlet witch, give my spear thy cursed blessing. Crimson light shall bathe my form and become my blade. Armor shall be rent asunder, scales fragmented into nothing, flesh ripped to shreds, bone shattered to pieces. Even destiny itself shall be run through by this crimson shaft! I am the spear of barbed death that rebels against fate! Pierce through, Gae Bolg!"
  • Meaningful Name: His first name refers to Lleu Llaw Gyffes, a Welsh hero god, while his surname refers to the childhood name of Lugh, Lleu's Irish counterpart and one of the chief gods of the pantheon. It also helps that Macnia means "boy hero". For bonus points, Lugh is a god typically associated with a spear, and his son (the demigod Chu Chulainn) wielded the barbed spear Gae Bolg, which is the namesake for Ray's magic.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Much like Rooster, he doesn't really know much about Orario or being an Adventurer due to being ignorant of it (in Ray's case, he's only heard about being an Adventurer through tales of Finn's bravery).
  • Nervous Wreck: Is easily startled and is the first to try and run away, but his other traits help counterbalance this. That said, if he bumps into the equally nervous Jersey in the hallway at night, they'd both run off screaming in opposite directions.
  • Nice Guy: He's very sweet and courteous most of the time but isn't above making snide remarks when things start getting ridiculous.
  • Shout-Out: In addition to his Meaningful Name, his nickname is also the way another Lleu's name was translated in a fan patch and is the literal pronunciation of his name in Japanese.
  • Some Call Me "Tim": Elga gave him his nickname since his real first name is too damn hard to bring up in casual conversation.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: As mentioned above under Meaningful Name.
  • Tagalong Kid: Is more of a liability than an asset at first, but Runemeyer and the Hero's Shade intend to whip him into shape whether he likes it or not.
  • The Unpronounceable: A more tame example than most, but it's the reason for his nickname. Go ahead, try saying his first name. Give up? The actual pronunciation is Th-LA-hy due to its Welsh roots. See why he needs it?
  • Weak, but Skilled: Like other Pallums, Ray's stats are relatively low when compared to his teammates. While he was The Load at first due to his lack of experience, he eventually builds up the skill necessary to keep up with them.

Leon Elekor

A former member of the Freya Familia, Leon is set to join the Hades Familia somewhere down the line. While kind, he is calculated, stern, and efficient, expecting things to be done by the book and without a hitch. A fiercely dependent lone wolf, he's as blunt as his mace is.

Tropes associated with Leon:

  • Badass Bookworm: Like Rooster, he enjoys reading in his spare time and thus keeps a book available whenever possible.
  • Brutal Honesty: Another one of his traits. Due to throwing himself into the adventuring life at the age of ten, Leon is socially awkward in that he never hesitates to say what is on his mind, sometimes blurting meaningful things in the middle of casual conversations.
  • Can't Argue With Half-Elves: Subverted. While blunt and formal, he's quite humble.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Leon prefers a spiked mace as his Weapon of Choice.
  • Clock King: He is very punctual and carries a pocket watch to keep the time.
  • Cultured Badass: Also cooks and cleans and plays the ocarina religiously in memory of his deceased younger sister.
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: While he does prefer armor like Rooster and Runemeyer, he doesn't wear a helmet.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His father and younger sister were killed in an attack by slave traders posing as thieves while his mother was left crippled. As a result, he swore to become the strongest Adventurer in history in order to care for her.
  • Defector from Decadence: Grew sick and tired of Freya's fickle flings, causing him to seek out the Hades Familia after a chance encounter in the Dungeon in which he saves Rooster's life.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He isn't some kind of Knight Templar or anything, but he's terribly rude and blunt at times and tends to rub people the wrong way when he speaks. It doesn't stop him from jumping in the way to save those he cares about though.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has one on his right eye.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Half-Elf and inverts the usual Human Mom, Non-Human Dad trope.
  • Heroic Resolve: His "Sentinel" skill raises his endurance and stamina when a great force is bearing down on him.
  • I Can't Dance: And he's embarrassed to admit it.
  • The Insomniac: Like Rooster, he can't fall asleep unless he works himself to the point of passing out.
  • Light 'em Up: Acts as a Paladin, wielding Light Magic to blast through foes.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Wields a kiteshield. His shield is less suited for offense than Serin or Runemeyer, though, due to a lack of the Shieldmanship or Dual-Wield abilities.
  • Magical Incantation: A short one for Smite:
    "Power of the godly heavens! Strike my enemy with thy purifying might! Smite!"
  • Mighty Glacier: His choice in equipment has left with high scores in Strength, Endurance, and Magic, but his Dexterity and Agility leave something to be desired.
  • Momma's Boy: His mother Elisia, who was left crippled by the same bandit attack that claimed his father and sister, is the world to him and he'll do anything for her.
  • Neat Freak: Not to Tessa's extent, but he prefers things to be neat and tidy as desire for efficiency.
  • Nice Guy: While formal and brutally honest, he won't hesitate to help someone in need. It's how he met Rooster.
  • Our Elves Are Better: A fiercely independent Half-Elf who excels in all matters in close combat and is also a considerably powerful mage.
  • Pointy Ears: Not as long as a full-blooded Elf's ears, though, as per the source material.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: His official profile even compares him to the Trope Namer!
  • Taking the Bullet: One of his skills word for word, allowing him to transfer debilitating status effects onto himself. The less obvious "Leap of Faith" gives him a chance of doing taking a mortal blow reflexively, with the chance of doing so being proportional to how he feels about the person.
  • There Was a Door: To Leon, there is little difference between a window and a door. Rooster seems to be picking up this habit from him after he Converts to the Hades Familia.
  • The Stoic: Maintains the air of a consummate professional and thus rarely shows emotions.
    • Not So Stoic: He's also a hopeless romantic who enjoys reading romance along with poetry. He also gets very embarrassed when someone asks him to dance since he doesn't know how to.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Pasta.
  • Tragic Keepsake: His little sister's ocarina and the sapphire necklace his mother made for him long ago. He keeps the former in a safe place wherever he goes and never takes off the latter unless he's swimming or bathing.
  • Weapon of Choice: A spiked mace. In addition to blunt, the spikes of his mace can be used to shred with the right moves.
  • Workaholic: As part of his emphasis on efficiency. His frequent and long trips into the Dungeon were how he got the Hunter ability.

Runemeyer Ravengale

The leader of the Veteran Squad and head of field operations for the Hades Familia. A Dark Elf in Shining Armor, as the most venerated member of the Familia aside from the Level 6 Deputies, he feels that it's necessary to guide his fellow Familia members, whether they like it or not.

Tropes associated with Runemeyer:

  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Women are attracted to his stern face and bad boy appearance as a Dark Elf, but he is too oblivious to take advantage of this.
  • Alliterative Name: Runemeyer Ravengale.
  • Armor-Piercing Attack: His shield (called Priwen) has the "Heavy Gong" effect, allowing to generate destructive resonance effects within the hard shell of a monster when using as a ramming weapon, weakening, cracking, or even shattering the carapace as a result.
  • Arthurian Legend: The name of his sword refers to the famous Sword in the Stone while his scabbard is named after the unreachable utopian island Arthur was said to go to after his death.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: His Caliburn sword has the ability to cut intangible foes while its scabbard Avalon allows him to recall Caliburn should he be disarmed. Unfortunately for him, he has seen little use out of either ability and wonders if the Hephaestus Familia ripped him off.
  • The Big Guy: Tops out at six feet tall and is the biggest, toughest guy in the party and a member of the Veteran Squad.
  • Can't Argue With Dark Elves: Played with. While stubborn, it's not due to a superiority complex. Rather, Runemeyer knows that, as the commander of the Veterand Squad, everyone is depending on him, so he tries to run a tight ship and doesn't like to budge on matters of party safety. He will, however, see reason, but doesn't like to admit when he's been outsmarted.
  • Chaste Hero: Is celibate as part of his knight's code, but he is secretly bi-curious...
  • Combat Pragmatist: While normally an honorable and noble (if Tsundere) knight, Runemeyer is not above tricks. Having natural night vision due to being a Dark Elf, he one time took out the light during a bar fight to take down his attackers in the dark.
  • Cool Horse: Maplehoof, a horse that even has her own Falna! She's (Runemeyer is quick to remind others that despite common conceptions, Maplehoof is a mare rather than a stallion) proud and has a liking for sugar cubes. Runemeyer takes her into the dungeon equipped with armor especially made for her.
    • Horseback Heroism: As per his knight in shining armor motif, Runemeyer rarely dismounts from his trusty steed while in the Dungeon. Around Orario, he'll usually walk beside her.
    • Invulnerable Horses: Averted. Even with a Falna, Maplehoof is still only Level 1, and quite vulnerable to Monsters. That's why Runemeyer had Frobo build her some armor.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His entire clan was slaughtered before his eyes due to their desire to overthrow the other noble Elf houses and gain power. Runemeyer was only spared on the basis that he was a child who had no part in the conspiracy.
  • Experienced Protagonist: He's twenty eight years old, fully averting the Kid Hero trope and has the skill to prove it. (It helps that he's already hit Level 4).
  • Healing Hands: His "First Aid" spell is one of these.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Fancies himself one, with the armor and the etiquette to protect to prove it. If he needed more proof, he has a skill called "In Shining Armor", which halves the effects of offensive magic against him. His armor, Gleam Mk-III, is noted to be extremely shiny.
  • The Leader: While in the Dungeon, Runemeyer is in charge of all decision-making and usually leads the party. He worries, though, that Rooster would make a better leader than him, though Hades assures him otherwise.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: His "Defender" skill allows him to perfectly defend against any attack that's smaller than the surface area of his shield.
  • Made of Indestructium: He later has Frobo craft him a set of magical armor called Wigar, which is virtually indestructible since it possesses the same Durandal bonus as Aiz's sword.
  • Magical Incantation: A short and sweet one:
    "O healing power, come to me... First Aid!"
  • Oblivious to Love: Can't seem to grasp the fact that his dashing looks and dangerous air have given him a following, taking confessions as attempts to toy with him rather than actual, heartfelt feelings.
  • Our Elves Are Better: Dark Elves are naturally predisposed towards magic as are the other Elven races. However, Runemeyer's desire to protect led him to become a knight instead, making him work double time to make up for the fact that his race is naturally physically frail. As a result, his stats aren't all that impressive, but his skill more than makes up for it.
  • Pointy Ears: He's a Dark Elf, so.... natch.
  • Red Baron: "Gleaming Knight", though it's done more out of mockery for his extremely shiny armor, low-light vision, and tsundere personality as well as to contrast against his Dark Elf lineage.
  • Shout-Out: Along with the above Arthurian Legend reference, the fact that Avalon is a scabbard is a reference to another version of the King Arthur tale as noted on his official profile. His skills "Burden to Bear" and "In Shining Armor" are named after perks from Fallout4
  • Taking the Bullet: The go-to guy for this. His "Guardian" skill makes him do this for others 100% of the time, taking hits that would normally spell certain death in the name of protecting others.
  • Tsundere: Strangely enough, he refuses to admit the fact that he desires to protect others, brushing off the thanks yous he gets from successful Guardian saves with "I was just in the neighborhood." or "don't misunderstand me."
  • 24-Hour Armor: His "Burden to Bear" skill makes this practical by making his armor practically weightless for as long as he wears it.
    • Cool Helmet: Covers his entire head, but the visor can be raised to reveal his face. Usually takes it off when the party stops to rest.
  • Veteran Instructor: Takes this role for the Hades Familia due to his experience and holds everyone to an extremely high standard and takes it upon himself to train the younger and frailer members of the team, particularly Ray due to being a young and inexperienced Pallum on the front lines. He also doesn't take kindly to insubordination, and is thus at odds with the fiercely independent Ian.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Relatively speaking. His stats are relatively low since he chose a profession not suited for his race, but he nevertheless makes up for it with hard work and training.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Averted. He's one of the most selfless members of the cast in contrast to his black skin and snow-white hair, throwing himself into the line of fire constantly in order to save others.

Lucia Sherwood

A blind Runarl (fox person) who happens to be a master huntress. She wasn't blind from birth, having contracted an illnesses that destroyed her once amazing eyesight by age nine. After a brief Heroic BSoD over her lost eyesight, she nevertheless persevered with the help of her fellow woodsmen, allowing her to form images in her mind that helped to compensate for her lack of sight along with the rest of her enhanced senses.

Tropes associated with Lucia:

  • Ace Custom: Wields a Welsh Longbow called Goldenfire that was crafted by the finest bowyer in the Hephaestus Familia. It's optimized for stability without a single attachment to assist her aim due to her blindness, making it difficult for anyone but Lucia to use it.
  • Action Girl
  • Adorkable: Her attempts to "brofist" and "man hug" the guys come off as this.
  • Asexuality: Not particularly interested in sex, and was willing to get a "tumble discount" from Scarlett, but didn't particularly enjoy it, saying that she would prefer a man but wouldn't care much either way.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Sahgi. He frustrates her a lot, but he has no intention of clearing up her misconceptions, wanting her to find out herself. He doesn't perv on her either, so it's possible he Can't Act Perverted Toward a Love Interest
  • Berserk Button: Hates any Cultural Stereotypes that compare her to kitsune, such as having nine-tails, wielding foxfire, shapeshifting, talking to foxes, knowing anyone named Yoko or Kurama, which she considers "borderline racist". She also prefers her fish cooked and doesn't like sushi, rice, wheat, or udon.
  • Blind Weaponmaster: An extreme example in which she can shoot a bow masterfully despite being completely blind for as long as she has a decent idea as to what a target looks like.
  • Blindfolded Vision: Averted. She wears the blindfold to protect her useless yet vulnerable eyes and has no ability to physically see or even magically sense her surroundings. She gets by purely on instinct, intuition, senses, intelligence, memory, and mental model creation.
  • Bokukko: By Word of God, Lucia would use "boku" if the fic was written in Japanese to emphasize her masculinity.
  • Catchphrase: "X should be seen and not heard"
  • Expy: Her desire to be recognized for her skill along with her ability to create mental maps as a means of compensating for blindness are both reminiscent of Toph Beifong.
  • Disability Superpower: Visual illusions, blinding effects, bright lights, and magical darkness don't work on her due to her blindness.
  • Do Not Run with a Gun: Her "Mobile Action" skill explicitly averts this trope, ensuring that her accuracy is unimpeded while moving, giving Lucia no reason not to outside of stealth.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Hates it when people look down on her because of her condition, also strains her relationship with those who try to support her like Tairona.
  • Fiery Redhead: A more subdued example, she has brown hair but her tail is red, and while she's taciturn most of the time she's very passionate about her craft and takes great offense to people who look down upon her for her blindness.
  • Hidden Depths: While she is proud about her ability to shoot effectively despite her lack of sight, she secretly wishes to regain it if she can, conducting research in hopes of doing so through means that would make it look hypothetical in order to avoid looking like a Hypocrite.
  • I Owe You My Life: Takes repaying her debts very seriously and is much more open towards those who've done so.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: She's an archer. Who's blind.
  • Insistent Terminology: Despite the fact that much of her equipment is designed for use by a ranger, she is an archer since she doesn't carry any backup weapons for melee combat.
  • Ironic Name: Lucia is derived from Lux, the Latin word for Light, and with her vision gone... On the other hand, Saint Lucia is the patron saint of the blind.
  • Little Bit Beastly: A Runarl, or a fox person with ears and tail as usual. Lucia is of the Red Fox variety.
  • Magical Incantation: For Girl On Fire:
    "Fire! Become my sword, my shield, my arrow! Flames! Become my armor, my helmet, my mirror! Girl on Fire!"
  • Meaningful Name: Her last name refers to the legendary Sherwood Forest, the stomping ground of the famous Robin Hood, as well as the aforementioned reference to Saint Lucia.
  • More Dakka: Can pull an arrow from her quiver, dip in poison, and nock it so quickly that it's nearly impossible to track with the eye, allowing her to pelt her targets with a half-dozen arrows before they can blink.
  • The Navigator: She never forgets a mental image she's already made, allowing her to navigate the Dungeon rather easily despite her condition. However, she has more trouble the deeper she goes into the Dungeon since she hasn't "mapped" those areas yet.
  • Number Two: She's second-in-command to Runemeyer when the Veteran Squad goes on Dungeon expeditions.
  • Odd Friendship: With Ian. After he saves her life (Leveling in the process), she becomes his BFF. Most people tell what Ian wants to say from looking at his facial expressions. But Lucia is blind, so...
  • Poisonous Person: She sometimes tips her arrows in poisons brewed by Elga, but some of them are beneficial such as adrenaline, medicine, and stimulants.
  • Playing with Fire: Her magic "Girl on Fire" sets her armor and her arrows ablaze with flames. However, she only uses it when necessary and tries to keep it under wraps to avoid racist "foxfire" comments.
  • Red Baron: The "Deadeye Vixen" that's a double pun on her blindness and species.
  • Shout-Out: Goldenfire is one to the name of the bow of Yoichi, an archer in the Ōkami series. Her preference for having symmetrical equipment (particularly her arrows) could be a reference to a certain Death God with the same obsession.. Her skills are also references to perks and abilities found in Kingdom Hearts and Fallout: New Vegas.
  • The Straight and Arrow Path: An archer by trade who makes all of her own arrows, so she's this by default.
  • The Stoic: To strangers she's stalwart and quiet.
  • Tomboy: Tends to dress in masculine clothing and hangs out with men, thinking herself to be "one of the guys" despite her womanly figure. She also attempts manly gestures like "brofists" and "man hugs", albeit awkwardly. She also grew up around lumberjacks and woodsmen, cementing her as this.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Fish and poultry, with the latter embarrassing her due to how stereotypical it is.
  • Trick Arrow: Played with. She has certain arrows specialized for specific roles such as needle-like arrows for administering non-lethal poisons or as makeshift syringes and blunt ones for dealing trauma along with the standard pointy tips. However, none of them are outside of the field of plausibility.

Serenus "Serin" Tahmrun

A former member of Rakia who left for Orario at Hecate's urging. A military man trained The Spartan Way, he believes that the shield is the ultimate weapon and thus wields nothing else in combat, not even armor.

Tropes associated with Serin:

  • Armor Is Useless: His opinion. When you have a great shield, who needs armor?
  • Attack Reflector: His "Thorn Wall" skill allows him to erect an aura around himself should he be injured, returning a fifth of the force he takes to his foe, but it doesn't work against magical attacks.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Noted to have a baby face and bare skin. Along with his slim muscles (despite the fact that he carries an enormous shield with him at all times), he is often mistaken for a girl to his chagrin. This is also the only reason why Tessa is comfortable talking with him.
  • Foe-Tossing Charge: "Phalanx Rush" enchants Serin's shield so that he's able to bulldoze most opponents and send them flying but is limited by a range of fifteen meters.
  • Healing Factor: A minor one that keeps his stamina up and closes up minor wounds more easily.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Off-screen, but Hecate encouraged him to leave for Orario to escape the failing Rakia organization to keep Serin from squandering his potential.
  • Knife Nut: Wields one alongside his shield.
  • Little Bit Beastly: A chientrope, or a dog person. Serin is a Jack Russell Terrier.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Has absolute faith in his shield, and thus only wears a tunic into the dungeon, intending to block all attacks with his trusty shield rather than rely on armor.
  • Magical Incantation: For Myrmidon Crush:
    "Come yonder beasts and men aghast, who fear of deep abound and lands abroad. Great might and valor to warriors old. In gleaming gold and green abreast, strike hard and true my enemy. My name is Serenus, Myrmidon Crush!"
  • Military Brat: But if his love of fun and folly is any indication, he's trying to move away from this.
  • Nerves of Steel: You have to have balls to enter the Dungeon with nothing but a single shield for armor and to charge into entire lines of monsters with it.
  • Nice Guy: Generally nice to everyone he meets as he's realized that life can be very cruel. He also won't pry into anyone's past and will simply accept them for who they are.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: A 5'2'' Chientrope should have no business carrying a two centimeter thick hoplite shield half his size, much less using it to smash through entire ranks of monsters
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Dairy products. Which is odd, considering the fact that cow milk gives real-life dogs indigestion.
  • The Quiet One: Not nearly to Ian's extent, but he prefers action to words and favors to small talk. That said, he's a good listener.
  • The Spartan Way: Considering the fact that the Hecate Familia served under Ares, the god of war and the Spartans' favorite deity, there's little doubt that he was trained in this manner.
  • Red Baron: Meat Shield, but "Defender" to Rooster.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: He can generate concussive explosions with force equal to two sticks of dynamite with his Myrmidon Crush ability.

Sahgi Easter

A promiscuous Hume Bunny and a Level 3 Wizard. He treats his partner(s) with care and respect, despite the fact that his race is known to be a bunch of sex-maniacs.

Tropes associated with Sahgi:

  • Alpha Strike: "Pull of Magic" lets him spam a spell without chants, but has to spam until his mana reserves run dry or until his enemy is defeated. Thus it's extremely risky with teammates in the line of fire, as "Magic Spice" will ramp up the damage each time and further put them in harm's way.
  • Anything That Moves: Will date anyone, regardless of age or sex, for as long as they are dedicated, able, and willing.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Prefers to wear a pair of dress shoes, a white dress shirt, black slacks, and a black top hat with a red feather into the Dungeon, dismissing their impracticality with the fact that he doesn't need to be on the front lines as a wizard. It's also his casual attire. At the very least, it's enchanted against acids, poisons, and explosions from a variety of monster materials, meaning that it does provide some protection, even if most people don't know about it. Even the feather is imbued with an effect that keeps Shagi from being silenced by outside sources, allowing to use magic unimpeded.
  • Bi the Way: Will do it with both men and women.
  • Black Mage: Al of his spells are offensively-based elemental magic.
  • Boring, but Practical: His spells have short incantations and don't cover a massive area like other spells but are much more convenient and easier to spam than those used by casters like Riveria.
  • The Casanova: A popular and successful "manwhore" who cares for his partners but prefers a dedicated, long-term relationship over a one-night stand, only bedding people if he thinks they're ready in stark contrast to Scarlett, who will bed anyone if they ask.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Almost completely averted. He descends from a line of happy and healthy Hume Bunny Adventurers in Orario, but was ostracized for his choice to become a wizard instead of following the family tradition of warrior classes.
  • Deflector Shield: His S.O.S. Watch gives Sahgi an emergency barrier in the occasion that he's caught with nowhere to run due to his Squishy Wizard status, but can only do so once every five minutes.
  • Embarrassing First Name: His name is actually "Saggy", but he tries to hide it by writing his name as "Sahgi".
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: In opposition to most spells in the main canon, Sahgi's magic names are very straightforward and basically describe what happens in a single word.
  • Foil: The flamboyant and proudly amorous bunny who engages in dedicated relationships versus Scarlett's mute and embarrassed rabbit that will do anyone who asks her.
  • Glass Cannon: His "Fairy Cannon" skill doubles the power of any spell he casts, and his "Magic Spice" skill further ramps up the power of a spell if he casts it continuously. On the flip side, his Strength and Endurance scores are still H Rank, meaning barely above the absolute lowest.
  • Has a Type: Averted. Sahgi thinks all ages, sexes, and body types are beautiful, but refuses to pursue anyone too young or not mentally ready for polyamory.
  • Insistent Terminology: The author asserts that Sahgi is less of a "manwhore" and more of an "ethical slut", for as much of a difference as it makes.
  • Lover, Not a Fighter: He's a lover ''and'' a wizard.
  • Magical Incantation: Tons of them:
    "Reduce all creation to ash! Fireball!"
    "Sit upon the frozen heavens! Icicle Assault!"
    "Rankle the seas and sky! Aquapressure!"
    "Lightning, Strike now and become my blade! Thunderbolt!"
    "A silver rod strikes the five-fingered stone bed! Stalagmite!"
  • Mr. Vice Guy: Clearly a sexual hedonist, but he has morals, standards, and knows that people aren't sexual objects. He's a firm believer in consent and doesn't do one-night stands.
  • Mundane Utility: His "Magic Spice" skill also improves the flavor of the food he cooks.
  • Polyamory: Sahgi has a harem he calls his "Cabbage Patch," but always treats its members as actual people and is very true to them, being very open about the nature of the relationship and always making sure each "Cabbage" is fully committed to the "Patch" and ready for the downsides of polyamory.
  • Red Baron: "Hat Trick Magician" due to the fact that his power ramps up if he casts a single spell repeatedly (thus a hat trick) and is a pun on the term "pull a rabbit out of one's hat."
  • Really Gets Around: Actually averted, considering the fact that he only does one person at a time, and in fact will take a break if he finds out that one of them has been cheating on him.
  • Shout-Out: All of his Magical Incantations are Shikai releases from Bleach while his skills are references to Kingdom Hearts and Soul Eater
  • Squishy Wizard: But it's compensated somewhat by his extremely high speed as a Hume Bunny, making him a Fragile Speedster.
  • You Gotta Have Purple Hair: Stated to be a consequence of being an "American" breed of rabbit.

Tairona Jamundi

An Amazon who acts as a the team's cleric during dungeon runs. She has weird tastes and is rather depressed at times, but ultimately means well and is a great asset to the team. She's Level 2 at the start of the story.

Tropes associated with Tairona

Zorim Whiteskull

A perverted Lich who happens to be the main Underworld Dormitory cook aside from Hades himself. He's very friendly and jovial despite his intimidating appearance, but he's just as capable with his scythe as he is in the kitchen.

Tropes associated with Zorim:

  • Amazon Chaser: Averted. He's terrified of women who are dominant in a relationship after being traumatized by one such girl from the Set Familia who forced herself on him while drunk. The main reason why he stays in Orario is to avoid her, hoping that she won't be able to get the jump on him in a town full of Adventurers.
  • Anything That Moves: With the exception of the above, he will harass any girl and enjoys both the well-endowed and those with the "Deliciously Flat Chests". He also enjoys "Traps" or feminine-looking guys who can pass for girls easily, leading him to harass Serenus.
  • The Big Guy: If his skeletal features don't unnerve you, the fact that he's 6'2'' and packing an equally large scythe will.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Considers himself a master of picking up girls, even though his usual antics (i.e. popping out of the shadows to grope them) get them to run away. He did take up Scarlett on her tumble discount though...
  • Casting a Shadow: Zorim can manipulate shadows to attack and bind targets and phase through said shadows as a form of teleportation. Heck, this trope is referred to by name in regards to this ability.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Although he himself harasses women, he cares deeply for the ones he meets and will personally destroy those who try to do more than merely oogle them.
  • Cool, Clear Water: The goblet he made from Charlie's horn purifies any water held within it, putting this trope in full effect.
  • Cool Horse: Charlie, a Unicorn.
  • The Corrupter: Fully intends to make Ray and Darude as perverted as he is when they get older.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He's a bit of a sadist, but ultimately fairly friendly despite his use of darkness magic.
  • Don't Fear the Reaper: Looks the part of one, but is ultimately a fairly normal (if perverted) guy.
  • Dem Bones: Part of being a lich. He still has to eat and drink (oddly enough), but can store things in his empty skull.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Refuses to grope girls he considers too young and insists he is "not a lolicon."
  • Expy: He's a less restrained, more perverted, and less evil Ainz Ooal Gown.
  • The Gadfly: Enjoys poking fun at people and watching others get themselves into awkward situations. Also plays into his groping habit.
  • Gravity Master: Can manipulate gravity any number of ways, but prefers his darkness and shadow magic since his gravity magic is much more taxing than the other two.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: Left his perfectly happy life with Dahlia, the Elf girl who rescued him, because a vengeful member of the Set Familia is after him for refusing her advances and keeping her from drinking.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: The single most perverted member of the familia bar Scarlett's willingness to do anyone.
  • Luke Nounverber: Whiteskull
  • Nosebleed: Still gets these... somehow.
  • Regenerating Health: His "Tainted Scythe" ability explicitly averts this trope, reducing the effectiveness of any form of healing.
  • Older Than He Looks: He sometimes tries to pull the "old man card" when he's caught in a plea for sympathy, but those familiar with him know that he's only 31, though it's hard to tell with his skeletal appearance.
  • Real Men Cook: Despite being a reaper-like lich, Zorim is a very avid chef and has even published a cookbook. He's even competed against Hades in cooking competitions.
  • Red Baron: The "Reaper of Kitchens"
  • Sinister Scythe: Specially crafted to improve his intimidation factor, it's designed to help him swing faster and improve the power of his magic and is topped with a spellstone shaped like a human skull.
  • Squishy Wizard: Much like Sahgi, Zorim's physical stats are abysmal, but his magic stat is sky high at rank S.
  • Supreme Chef: A very good cook and the one who does most of the culinary work outside of Mr. Mom God himself. Case in point, he managed to negotiate the labor fees of his scythe, which would normally cost 80,000,000 Valis, to a comparatively paltry 2,000,000 Valis (which he still has yet to pay) with his cooking alone. He even wrote a cookbook!

Darude Freebird

A cheerful twelve-year old Boaz who happens to be a Level 2 Supporter. He's particularly special in that he's a magic bard, meaning that he's able imbue his songs with magic to achieve a variety of effects, which is unique to him and him alone.

Tropes associated with Darude

  • Adorably Precocious Child: Insists that he be treated as an adult, but still reads picture books and plays with dolls ("action figures" he calls them).
  • Badass Adorable: Although he isn't an adventurer, he's already Level 2 at the start of the story. That said, the number of Level 2 supporters can be counted on one hand, making him truly special. He even claims that dozens of other Familias have asked him to convert, but it isn't known if he's telling the truth or if it's just childish boasting.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Zigzagged. Darude is a foot and a half taller than Ray as a result of their species (and the gap is likely to grow as they get older). However, Darude tends to be the one in charge due to being much more enthusiastic, but when push comes to shove Ray will be the one doing most of the fighting, resulting in an inversion of roles typically associated with this trope. They also make a good combo, with Darude's songs boosting the power of Ray's attacks.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Darude's childish exuberance makes him annoying at times, especially due to the fact that he is special in Orario, making it hard to refute him.
  • Cheerful Child: Surprisingly chipper for someone who watched his mother get killed by a kobold in front of him after his father abandoned the both of them.
  • The Empath: As a child and a demi-human (the latter especially, considering the fact that domestic animals are very sensitive to the vibes their owners give off), he's very good at communicating and coordinating with others, allowing him to pick the best song for the occasion. It's stated that his natural empathy is part of the key to his Magic Music, since it lets him call out to the hearts of things.
  • Foil: To Ray. While they're both around the same age, Darude is an optimistic go-getter who is long acquainted with Adventuring life but stays in the backline due to his job as a Supporter. Ray is much more meek and pessimistic and has only heard about being an Adventurer in the stories that drifted to his hometown but acts as a front-line fighter regardless. That get along quite well anyway.
  • Fragile Speedster: His B Rank Agility means that he's quite fast for a Boaz, but given his profession and chosen attire he won't be taking many hits.
  • Human Pack Mule: His main job as a Supporter. He's proud of it.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Can use his lute, the Orpheus Cittern, as a bludegoning weapon in dire straits.
  • In the Hood: Not that it helps him much.
  • Kid Hero: Tied for the youngest recurring dungeon-delver in the Familia along with Ray.
  • Little Bit Beastly: As a Boaz he has pig ears and a curly tail.
  • Loophole Abuse: Averts the three spell limit by learning songs, which technically aren't magic, thus he's learned over sixteen usable songs.
  • Magic Music: What he uses in combat and plays on his lute. It can do a lot of things, buffing allies, weakening foes, and can even make it rain (but only drizzle) indoors.
  • Meaningful Name: His first name is a reference to the band and the infamous meme that resulted from it in which people reply "Darude - Sandstorm" whenever someone asks what song is playing in the background. His surname is the name of a particularly famous song by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
  • Parental Abandonment: His father ran out on him, meaning that Darude never met him and doesn't even know what the man looks like. His mother was much more attentive... until she got murdered by rampant kobolds in front of him while he was barely out of his toddler years.
  • The Pollyanna: Holds up surprisingly well despite his aforementioned Parental Abandonment issue and the fact that he faces dozens of dangerous monsters every other day, including the same kinds of monsters that killed his mother.
  • Red Is Heroic: Wears a red tunic.
  • Singer-Songwriter: Works on some of his own songs to expand his arsenal.
  • Spoony Bard: Actually averted. His positive songs (that provide buffs and cleanse status effects) only target allies while his negative songs (which inflict a variety of debuffs and impediments) only target enemies. He is however, limited by the fact that as one musician he can only play one song. The effects of his songs also cease the moment he stops playing, making it necessary to keep an eye on him so he can keep the music going. That said, it's his alias.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Mushrooms as a reference to the fact that pigs are used to hunt for truffles in forests. As a kid, he also adores sweets, cake, and candy and particularly likes root beer.
  • World's Best Supporter: Claims that he's the best Supporter in Orario. Due to his unique skillset and sheer versatility, he may be right.

Jersey Bullock

The shy and meek quartermaster of the Familia. She's prone to stuttering and rarely says anything more than "um...". Nevertheless, she's an invaluable member of the group due to providing much of its supplies.

Tropes associated with Jersey

  • Big Beautiful Woman: A little heavy-set but would be a showstopper if she wasn't so darned shy.
  • Dark and Troubled Past/Mysterious Past: Something has made her as jumpy and nervous as she is now, but all of the high-ranking members won't breathe a word about it. Even Sunny won't say anything since it's not permitted.
  • The Faceless: Played with. Jersey certainly has a very curvy figure and pretty features, but never removes her unflattering cloak or lowers her hood.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: While not the most feminine girl on the cast, she is something of a Shrinking Violet and can hold her own as a Camp Cook during excursions into the Dungeon.
  • Gag Boobs: She's an H-Cup, for reference, Morlin and Rooster have an F-Cup and G-Cup respectively. They're still smaller than Jersey's!
  • Human Pack Mule: Carries all of the auxiliary supplies into the Dungeon, including ammo, maps, mining supplies, grappling hooks, medical supplies... She's also the group's third supporter, so she's this by default.
  • Nervous Wreck: Her defining trait. So much as brushing against her in the hallway is enough to send her into a panic. She and Ray would run off screaming in opposite directions if they bumped into each other in a hallway at night.
  • Non-Action Girl: She's far too meek to do anything more than wildly swing her lantern for little effect.
  • Ostentatious Secret: Granted, it's not too big a deal in-story since most races in the source material are just humans with minor differences in appearance, but Jersey wears a highly covering hooded cloak and her profile says her race is unknown, as does the "character race counter cheat sheet," listing her as the only one with an "unknown race."
  • Real Women Have Curves: She has quite a bit of meat on her bones.
  • Shrinking Violet: Bordering on Extreme Doormat.

     Supporting Members of the Hades Familia 

Hades

Mr. Mom God himself and the patron deity of the Familia that bears his name. Although his presence bears the icy chill of the Underworld's depths, he is really a kind-hearted man who cares for nothing more than the well-being of his children.

Tropes associated with Hades:

  • A Father to His Men: To the point that many of his children refer to him as Dad, Papa, Pops, Old Man e.t.c. and are fiercely loyal to him. It helps that most of his children are the misfits no other god would take, some of which are actually orphans, making him their adoptive father.
  • Battle Aura: When Hades is mad, he doesn't outwardly show it, but his power over the very chill of the underworld itself tends to make the very temperature in the room drop.
  • Benevolent Boss: Hades truly feels the members of his Familia are his children, and that if they mess up or do wrong, it's his responsibility. To him, his children may have flaws, but he still loves them all the same.
  • Crazy Cat God: Contrary to his legend, Hades adores cats, adopting as many as he can off the street and stuffing them everywhere. One could open the cupboard and have two or three cats pop out. He was apparently heard exclaiming "how can you not like cats?!" at a banquet hosted by Ganesha.
  • Face of a Thug: Is noted to be rather intimidating given his job, but is ultimately one of the nicest gods around. He also adores children (despite the fact that his countenance scares them off). and hates misogyny. Truth in Television actually, in spite of what modern media would have you believe, Hades really wasn't that bad a guy in the original Greek Mythology aside from his mood swings and his kidnapping of Persephone, who he was absolutely loyal to and affectionate towards (aside from the occasional seductive nymph, of course).
  • Good Parents: Along with Morlin.
  • Happily Married: To Morlin, despite the Mayfly–December Romance
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Inverted, Hades is an amazing judge of character, able to see things in people that they themselves don't see due to his many years spent judging the dead and turns away those he feels lack character or won't actually be part of the family.
  • Love at First Sight: With Morlin, in stark contrast to his Classical relationship with Persephone.
  • The Mentor: Also this to most of his Familia, giving them insightful advice and trying to get them to think outside of the box.
  • Playing with Fire/An Ice Person: Back in Heaven, Hades was said to have access to both Hellfire and "the chill of the underworld," giving him powerful fire and ice magic. He's not allowed to use either while in the mortal world, but the temperature around him seems to get hotter or colder with his mood.
  • Real Men Cook: He was a Supreme Chef even among the Gods back in Heaven, able to do a lot with their honey and milk using his fire and ice magic. Hades claims, though, that the cuisine of the mortal realm is far more exciting. He particularly enjoys all the different breakfast meats.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He cooks, sows, and cleans and can sometimes be seen wearing an apron and a bandanna while he does so. He is also the God of the Underworld and thus is one that you'd think twice about crossing.
  • Red Baron: God of the Underworld and Ruler of the Dead. Doesn't get much more intimidating than that.
  • Workaholic: Never stops thinking about his Familia and works round the clock to make them happy. Also Truth in Television, given his non-stop supervision of the Underworld's residents.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Tends to give these kinds of talks to his Familia members.

Morlin Debma

Hades' Wife and one of the only two Level 7s in Orario. A nature Spirit in the form of a Dryad, she is a kind and nurturing figure with the patience of a saint. She isn't without her quirks though, such as her mischievous romantic teasing and her tendency to cook with... flowers.

Tropes associated with Morlin

  • Big Breast Pride: Has this and encourages the girls of her Familia to have this (even if it's Petite Pride instead).
  • Cordon Bleugh Chef: She cooks with flowers alone and nothing else, leaving Hades, Ray, and Leon (with the latter only tolerating it in small amounts) as the only ones who eat it.
  • Death Glare: Can replicate the "chill of the Underworld" effect of her husband with a glare if her level wasn't intimidating enough, though she can even pull off a sub-zero death ''smile'' too.
  • Expy: Of Hades' real wife in Classical Mythology, Persephone.
  • The Gadfly: She enjoys teasing the members of her Familia, often setting them up into awkward situations for her amusement or giving them a Marshmallow Hell.
  • Good Parents: Shares the role of Team Mom with Hades, and the two dote on their children. She's also Darude's official adoptive mother, and he affectionately calls her mommy.
  • Green Thumb: She has full control over all plant life flowers, trees, roots, grasses... which she can use to make poison if she needs to.
  • Happily Married: To Hades.
  • Helping Would Be Kill Stealing: She's so powerful that this trope is in full effect in regards to the rest of the Familia, forcing her to step aside and handle the paperwork rather than go on daily missions. She does enter the Dungeon sometimes, but primarily to rescue other members of the Familia or to go on deep expeditions.
  • Love at First Sight: With Hades, in stark contrast to Persephone who was dragged into the Underworld but eventually fell in love.
  • Marshmallow Hell: Well... she IS the god of the underworld's wife.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Due to being a part of nature, she tends to dress in nothing but a bikini made of leaves... while having a figure like Demeter's. She also encourages her fellow females to "flaunt what they've got", meaning "show as much as your cleavage as you can" which is a source of distress for Tessa.
  • Red Baron: "Springtime for a Wood Nymph"
  • Sculpted Physique: Parts of her body look like they've been carved out of tree bark.
  • Shipper on Deck: Likes to pair members of the Familia in romantic situations for fun.
  • Tranquil Fury: She puts [[Manga/((Bleach)) Retsu Unohana]] to shame.
  • Wooden Katanas Are Even Better: Not just swords, but her Magic Staff made from the Elven Holy Tree can be manipulated into any form she desires, such as a sword, without losing any effectiveness compared to its metal counterparts.

Frobo Smiles

A Pallum who took to blacksmithing despite his diminutive size, earning the title "Littlest Blacksmith". Calm, friendly, and sociable, he not only serves as the Familia's source of metal weapons and armor but also a source of wisdom thanks to his experience. He's Elga's husband and Sunny's father.

Tropes associated with Frobo

  • Badass Adorable: He's a Pallum, enough said.
  • The Blacksmith: His passion, being the "Littlest Blacksmith" who can craft high quality metal equipment for as long as one brings the funds and materials. No Hero Discount for Familia members though, it's only fair. He does a great deal of the Familia's armor and weaponry regardless, with qualities on par with the much more famous Hephaestus and Goibniu Familia (such as the near priceless Durandal property). He can even craft Magic Weapons if he so chooses, but these lack the oomph of those created by special families like the Crozzos.
  • Cool Old Guy: Well, he's not that old, but he is older than most of the Familia members with a wife and daughter as proof.
  • Drop the Hammer: Necessary as a blacksmith. He also takes it into the Dungeon with him as a bludgeoning weapon.
  • Nice Guy: He's very calm and sociable.
  • Red Baron: "Littlest Blacksmith"
  • Younger Than He Looks: If Finn is any indication.

Elga Smiles

A Dwarf who has a passion for potion-brewing despite the physically oriented nature of her race. She took a liking to Frobo due to his similar predicament and later married him, later giving birth to Sunny in the process. Loud and cantankerous, her hot temper conceals how much she cares about the younger members of Familia.

Tropes associated with Elga

Pyrenee Congina

An Amazon who is more interested in crafting magical items than beating monsters with her club or returning home with a husband and child. She's antisocial and loves a good book, but she becomes excited around new loot drops she has yet to craft with.

Tropes associated with Pyrenee

  • Carry a Big Stick: Which she uses in conjunction with her race's natural strength to devastating effect.
  • Cuteness Proximity: According to Hades, she has this weakness.
  • Glacier Waif: Like other Amazons, she has incredible physical strength despite her womanly and petit figure.
  • Red Baron: "Stoic Bookworm"
  • The Stoic: Most of the time.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Is mostly ice to... well, just about everyone. Bring her something exciting to craft and her sugar part comes out.

Durkon Thorisef

A Boaz tailor who loves the color pink. He handles magical vestments and jewelry for the familia and also makes their everyday wear. He considers his work to be true art and expects them to be treated that way.

Tropes associated with Durkon

  • Action Fashionista: He considers himself an artist and a fashion expert first and foremost, but is fully capable of kicking ass.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Certainly seems to love fashion and the color pink, and is stated to be quite flamboyant. However, he doesn't seem to show any sexual or romantic interest in either gender. His interest in Ian's "figure" is heavily implied to be due to fashion aesthetics than libido, as he also feels the same way about Rooster's figure.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Encourages the girls to flaunt their assets as much as possible, despite their protests for modesty. That said, he does care for their opinions... as long as they don't insult his work.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Sewing needles as shivs.
  • Little Bit Beastly: A Boaz, so he has pig ears and tail.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Loves to produce new articles of clothing and jewelry and actually prefers the color for his own clothing. He's also a physically powerful Level 6 Boaz who can flay you open with sowing needles if he wants to.
  • Red Baron: "Man in Pink".

Scarlett Velvetina

A mute Hume Bunny who fashions leather equipment for the familia. Although she's timid, she, like most of her race, is an absolute sex maniac and likes it rough, offering "tumble discounts" if you make out with her.

Tropes associated with Scarlett

Sunny Smiles

Frobo and Elga's daughter. True to her name, she's bubbly with a bright personality. She dreams of becoming Orario's first Level 3 Supporter, but Hades won't give her a falna until she's ten years old.

Tropes associated with Sunny

  • Big Beautiful Woman: Well, she's not that big, but she's noted to be oddly stocky and curvaceous due to her mixed lineage.
  • Children Are Innocent: It's why Hades won't give her a Falna yet.
  • Genki Girl: Very cheerful and frequently smiling.
  • Meaningful Name: Every bit as bright and sunny as her name implies.
  • Secret Keeper: Is the only one with the key to Morn Rower's room and supposedly is aware of Jersey's Mysterious Past.
  • Sunny Sunflower Disposition: If her name wasn't already an indication, many of the members of the Hades Familia feel that Sunny really helps brighten things up around the Underworld Dormitory, with her cheerful smile, youthful energy, and childlike innocence.
  • Token Mini-Moe: The youngest inhabitant of the Underworld Dormitory and one of it's cutest members along with Darude and Ray.

Morn Rower

A character who is never seen but only mentioned, Morn Rower is only a Level 5 compared to the Level 6 deputies and Level 7 captain. However, despite his comparetively lower level, Morn is repeatedly stated in-universe to be the single most badass character in the Hades Familia and its ace member. He never appears in the story physically, but drops off special equipment for our heroes from time to time, with the elder members of the familia saying that they "just missed him"

Tropes associated with Morn

  • The Ace: He's a fighter/rogue/sorcerer specializing in enchantments who is a master of various weapons and is stated to be even stronger than Morlin, who is the single-highest leveled character in the story, despite being two levels lower than her (for reference, many people never reach Level 2). He's also a pleasure to talk to, a great drinking buddy, managed to talk down Elga's rage (which her own husband can't do), is a ladykiller, and enjoys eating new, exotic, and dangerous foods. He's so awesome that there's an entire table that goes unused in the Underworld Dormitory, with the older members of the familia discouraging others from taking it since it's "his table".
  • Almighty Janitor: As mentioned above, he's just as strong as Morlin despite being a full two levels below her. Interestingly enough he also manages to pull off:
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He's the lowest Level of the Familia's top brass at Level 5, but he's second-in-command under Captain Morlin and said to be comparable to her in fighting skill.
  • Cool Horse: Rides a unicorn.
  • Defector from Decadence: He apparently abandoned his position as a High Elf to find freedom and danger.
  • Full-Name Basis: No one ever calls him, Morn, Rower, or Mr. Rower. It's always Morn Rower.
  • The Gambler: Sort of. He finds card games boring, but is a thrill-seeker who would gladly risk his life on the roll of a die.
  • The Ghost: Despite (apparently) dropping by the Dormitory frequently between his solo excursions into the Dungeon, he is never seen by the main cast and is only mentioned in passing.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: Leaves "souvenirs" for several members of the heroes over the course of the story, including special weapons (such as Rooster's Gem-Sho), drop loot for crafting, accessories, and other things.
  • Our Elves Are Better: A High Elf and an all around badass.

Hero's Shade

An old Human who tends to sit at the bar, drinking alcohol, and complaining about his glory days being behind him. One of the Hades Familia's deputies and one of his founding members, he trains new members and helps earn extra income through odd jobs.

Tropes assocaited with Shade

  • Bald of Awesome: He's bald. He's awesome.
  • Drunken Master: Justified. He has a Skill named such that boosts his stats the drunker he is.
  • Magical Incantation: For Thought Projection:
    "I am the master of my domain. I hold power over the worlds I create. Convince yourself it's not real. It is, anyway. I control this world. What you are seeing, this world I create. That can be as real as any pain. A flower in a mirror. The moon's reflection in the water. The stroke of a paintbrush. My mind makes it real. Your mind makes it reality. Welcome to my world... Thought Projection."
  • Master of Illusion: His "Thought Projection" spell is the most powerful illusion spell in the world since it layers the illusions with barriers to make temporary physical constructs.
  • The Mentor: He has trained and trains several of the Familia members, but the only one we actually see him do so with his Rooster. She even calls him "Mentor."
  • Multi-Melee Master: So long as it was built with the purpose of being used as a weapon, Hero's Shade can wield it masterfully thanks to his "Arsenal" Skill.
  • No Name Given: He refuses to state his real name. If asked who he is, he'll reply with various terms that imply he was once a great hero but has since fallen. Most refer to him as "Hero's Shade" or just "the Shade."
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: Not always, but he is not above this. He mostly tries to expose Rooster to a lot of different situations so she can adapt.
  • The Spook: No one seems to know who he is... or perhaps was.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Not so much an accent. Hero's Shade has a very rough, course, and casual way of speaking. It can come across a bit Scottish-sounding at times, actually.

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