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A Hero who hates humans, he enters into the tournament to become the next Demon King at the start of the series.
Power Level 99
- Achievements in Ignorance: He's been fighting off the Will of the World since childhood without realizing it.
- Almighty Janitor: Helck is one of the strongest people in the world, but before becoming a hero was a construction worker. He only started fighting monsters because he was drafted in the army, and even then was just a foot soldier.
- Anti-Hero: Helck is a good guy, but his main goal is the total eradication of all humans.
- Beware the Nice Ones: On the thankfully rare occasions Helck snaps, he erupts in a nightmarish storm of rage, his anger practically manifesting in physical form. Fortunately, it's possible to calm him down before things go too far.
- Big Brother Instinct: Helck loves his brother Cless, and from when they were kids to full adulthood has always been fiercely protective of him.
- Broken Ace: He's good at everything he does, but he's lost just about everyone he cared about as a result.
- Chekhov's Skill: Inverted. His comically improbable cooking and building skills are explained by his lifestyle in the Whole Episode Flashback.
- The Chosen One: Much to Vamirio's surprise, Helck has been an awakened hero since he was a small child. It probably accounts for why he is such a high level for a human.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Helck has not had the easiest life.
- Friendly Enemy: He comes off this way to his former companions turned enemies. He doesn't want to fight them, but he knows that he has to. For the most part, it's reciprocated.
- Heroic Willpower: He's been fighting off the Will of the World since childhood.
- Humans Are Bastards: Indicated to be part of Helck's motives for wanting to see humanity eradicated, having seen how low they can sink and how self-serving they can be. After all, the awakening's masterminds can't be considered anything less after they enact their plans.
- Humble Hero: Helck doesn't really think much of himself, and no matter what he does is quick to praise others as more amazing.
- I Owe You My Life: Not himself, but Rafaed saved his brother and he feels this way towards him. But he can't just let what he did to his brother and his friends go.
- Kill the Ones You Love: Averted Trope. He was asked to perform a Mercy Kill on Alicia before she finished changing, but he refused to do so. He attempted to go through with it in chapter 69, only to be stopped by Vamirio who suggested they Take a Third Option.
- Nice Guy: Helck is an incredibly nice and humble guy.
- One-Man Army: Showcased in chapter 51, as he tears through the people after the bounty on his head and the kingdom's super soldiers while his mind is on other things.
- Progressively Prettier: Helck's initial appearance is practically a caricature, with a comically tiny face and very boxy proportions. However, coinciding with the tonal shift in the story, his proportions start evening out. Near the end, he has a more conventional Heroic Build and Lantern Jaw of Justice, which consequently make him more traditionally handsome.
- Shipper on Deck: On board with Cless and Sharuami's budding relationship, even knowing the problems in their way.
- Stepford Smiler: Chapter 52's omake suggests he's always been like this to some extent; sometimes his smile is real, sometimes it isn't, but it's impossible to tell either way. Chapter 52 itself suggests Helck's now actively putting on a smile to honor the last promise he made to Alicia. Following Chapter 69, the smile seems to be genuine again.
- Superpower Lottery: Hit the jackpot in terms of power level, with Super Strength, Super Speed, the ability to regenerate, and resistance to mind control. It turns out he, like Mikaros, came into contact with the Will of the World... except he's been ignoring it.
- Supreme Chef: He's a very good chef, it turns out.
- Theme Naming: Helck & Cless together make Heracles. Whether Helck is based directly on the Greek myths or just parodies the retro jRPG interpretation from the 1987 Glory of Heracles* has yet to be seen.
- Trauma Inn: A side bonus of being a hero is shaking off most injuries by flexing and resting.
- Unskilled, but Strong: Helck doesn't have much combat knowledge and can't use weapons very well, so his usual fighting strategy is to "Hit until the opponent stops moving".
- Unstoppable Rage: Played for Drama, in a call-back to the original Heracles. Helck fears this most about himself, that one day he'll lose control to the anger and hurt his friends.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Wears only a cape over his torso. Alicia keeps calling him the "topless warrior/soldier".
Red Vamirio / Anne-from-management
One of the Four Heavenly Kings in charge of overseeing the Demon King tournament, she opposes Helck's advancement and later becomes his traveling companion and confidant.
Power Level 78 / Acting Level 2
- Berserk Button: Don't add "-chan" to her name, or anyone else's.
- Cute Little Fangs: They're not quite vampire-length, but she does have pronounced canines.
- Fiery Red Head: Vamirio has red hair, fire based powers, and a very short fuse.
- Four-Star Badass: One of the Four Heavenly Kings.
- Honor Before Reason: During the tournament one of the roadblocks Vamirio makes is to have a cooking contest where she herself will be a judge, thinking there is no way Helck can cook and even if he could she will just give him a bad score. Turns out Helck is such an amazing cook that Vamirio can't help but give him full marks.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Vamirio has a short temper and a sharp tongue, but under the surface she's a lot nicer than she appears.
- Little Miss Badass: She looks like a girl in her early to mid teens, but is probably the most powerful character in the series after Helck.
- Missing Mom: The child of a Truly Single Parent, the previous generation's Red Heavenly King, who exposed her flame to give birth just before her death.
- Morality Pet: For Helck, actually; a couple characters, including Helck himself, have noticed that underneath his kind and loving exterior is an intense darkness that threatens to overwhelm him. Vamirio acts as his guiding light to bring him out of that darkness, and if that should fail Helck has given her the means and permission to end him.
- Our Elves Are Different: She's identified as one, and has the pointy ears to demonstrate.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Vamirio as "Anne", which is just Vamirio in civilian clothes and with her hair cut short. All the other Demon King candidates notice that it's her after just one chapter. As for Helck, he only knows her as one of the judges to a segment of the competition until she finally reveals who she is in chapter 53.
- Perpetual Frowner: The rare times she smiles are to look meaner. And also to evoke the cross-eyed, toothy grin of Dragon Quest demon lords.
- Playing with Fire: Vamirio is an incredibly powerful fire-user.
- Theme Naming: Vermilio, the Vermilion Bird.
- The Unmasking: Reveals her true identity and position to Helck in chapter 53.
- Vague Age: She mentions that she didn't think it possible for a human to live long enough to become level 99; she herself is level 78. She also mentions humans having short lives a couple of times, which hints that despite looking like she is in her mid teens or so she is probably far older. However, some of the other demons have referred to her as a "child" on several occasions, so regardless of her actual age, she is considered young by demon standards.
- The second special chapter released puts this in doubt however, depending on whether the reader interprets one frame as an Easter Egg or not. The chapter itself has Vamirio, as a young girl, flying off in a hot air balloon. One of the earlier chapters in Helck's flashback shows... a hot air balloon flying off in the background.
Piwi / Fluffy
A small creature that followed Vamirio and Helck from the island they ended up on.
- Magic Music: His singing weakens any powers that are not of the world.
- Punny Name: He looks like a kiwi.
- Spell My Name with an "S": His name was Piuy in the scanlations before the official sources revealed it's actually spelled Piwi.
- Team Pet: An unusually useless ball of fluff, at least until the revelation of his Magic Music.
One of the Four Heavenly Kings, he is the one who recommended Helck take the Demon King's place.
Power Level 73
- Big Damn Heroes: Comes in Chapter 99 to stop Helck from going completely over the edge and manhandling the rest of the monsters.
- Bishōnen: Well, when he's not covered in bandages coughing up blood.
- Character Death: Is seemingly killed by Edil in Chapter 64.2, but he actually survived.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He is a Heavenly King, so it's a given he is a badass, but most of the time he acts rather immature.
- Ditzy Genius: Sometimes his goofiness reaches life-threatening degrees.
- The Dreaded: Back in his younger days, Mikaros feared him.
- Elite Four: One of the Four Heavenly Kings.
- Green Thumb: His ability to control the empire's trees, even withered ones in the desolate places. Their quantity decides whether he's the strongest or weakest of the Elite Four.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: His fight with Mikaros demonstrated just how much of a threat he really is when he drops the niceties.
- My Greatest Failure: His inability to save Uria.
- Nice Guy: He hopes for peace between humanity and the demons, and gives humans many, many chances to leave peacefully even when they're actively attacking him. It's largely because of his willingness to seek peace that Helck ends up where he is.
- This is because Uria, a human-hero, bonded with him and showed him their peace.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The composed blue to Vamirio's red. At least when he's not being silly.
- Retired Monster: He used to be the last owner of the Hero Killer sword and slew so many heroes to the point of becoming fear itself to humans.
- The Strategist: The main planner against the human threat. While he does shoulder his subordinates with risk, he shares it with them on the battlefield.
- Theme Naming: Azudra, the Azure Dragon.
- Trap Master: Kiiiiiind of...
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
Vamirio's assistant and the one in charge of handling most aspects of the tournament with her oversight.
Secretary Level 48
- Beleaguered Assistant: Hon is often on the bad side of Vamirio blowing a fuse.
- Butt-Monkey: Gets the unenviable task of trying to make Helck lose the tournament. It never works out.
- Making a Splash: Has water abilities.
- Minion with an F in Evil: While he can be pushed to cause unfair sabotage, he's not especially good at it.
A friendly demon who enters the tournament alongside Helck.
Power Level 38
- Genki Guy: The energetic optimist outside short pangs of realizing danger.
- Martial Pacifist: Has the skills but rarely the intent (or weapon) to harm.
- Nice Guy: One of the first demons to befriend Helck and zero worries about his allegiance. In fact, he's the one who found him when he first entered the Empire and invited him to his village.
- Super Speed: Kenros is able to keep up with Helck in terms of speed despite being only level 38.
- Theme Naming: Kentauros for fast running.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom:
- Played for Laughs, but he prevents Hon and Vamirio from being able to disqualify Helck by misinterpreting what the objectives of the strange contests at the tournament are.
- Also inverted in that he met Helck right after Helck's entire life fell apart and, despite not knowing him, took him back to his village and treated him kindly; this was the reason Helck decided to fight for the demon world.
A skilled competitor for the Demon King title, she becomes a finalist.
Power Level 52
- Action Girl: One of the strongest people around. In fact, if not for Helck she would probably have easily become the next demon king.
- Cast From Hitpoints: Her healing relies on her body's energy, so a lack of it will stop her regeneration.
- Childhood Friends: With the spy sisters Isuta and Asuta.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: Has long blond hair.
- Deliberate Injury Gambit: One of her strategies is to let an enemy cut off one of her arms to make them lower their guard, since she can regenerate it near-instantly.
- Expy: In terms of looks she and her race have more than a passing resemblance to the dark elves/drow of Dungeons & Dragons fame.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: The immortal moniker comes from her being apart of a race with such an accelerated healing factor that replacing an arm takes only a minute.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: Blue skinned demon girl, but the trope applies.
- Has a Type: Cute, strong, pretty boys. She stutters when talking to Azudora.
- Healing Factor: She has a really strong one, enabling her to recover losing limbs quickly.
- Knife Nut: Carries throwing knives as a secondary weapon.
- The Nicknamer: Refers to everybody by a nickname, some more derogatory than others. They sound humorous in the original but don't always translate.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Usually the demeaning, merciless baroness, she stands up for anybody who earns her trust.
- Technicolor Eyes: Gold iris on black.
- Theme Naming: The Hydra, so she regenerates. Her race, Aharudo, is named after Alphard, the brightest star in the constellation Hydra.
Iron Wall Doruushi
A finalist for the Demon King title.
Power Level 45
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: It's easy for him to get off track, especially when distracted by his sweet tooth.
- Awesome, but Impractical: His barrier secondary power is nigh impenetrable but requires him to have eaten a bean a full thirty minutes before using it.
- Barrier Warrior: Aggressively smacking people the old fashioned way or with protective spells. Maybe.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Doruushi's attitude and approach to being a protective spell caster is rather off, if nevertheless effective.
- Dissonant Serenity: When he goes all out with his barrier powers, it's hard to tell if he's actually exerting himself.
- Nice Guy: Of the finalists, he's right after Kenros in trusting Helck. Not that it stops him from taking jabs at teammates.
- Sweet Tooth: Has a pretty big one.
- Theme Naming: One of the rare non-creatures, it's Japanese for shield backwards.
A spy who works for Vamirio.
Spy Level 55
- Bifauxnen: Both in-universe and out, many mistook Asuta as a boy when first introduced.
- Cat Girl: Like her sister, she has cat ears.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: When Asuta is forced to wear a dress by her sister Isuta, she looks gorgeous.
- The Spymaster: Thanks to she and her sister's telepathy ability, she spies on the human world for the demon empire, keeping everyone, including the audience, informed of what's going on.
- Telepathy: She is able to mentally speak with her sister no matter the distance thanks to her secondary ability, though only when they are both drinking hot coffee. (It's also possible with tea, apparently.)
- Theme Naming: Astarte and Ishtar with her telepathically connected sister, two names for the same goddess.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to her sister's girly girl, though a special chapter shows she's really pretty when she dresses up.
- To the Pain: One winged soldier that kept their sanity mentions his plans to torture her simply because he could until Sharuami told him to beat it.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Is able to trick her torturer into thinking he broke her, sadly for him he wasn't even close.
- Useless Accessory: She has many spy tools, all of which are pointless because as a cat demon she already has super hearing, night vision and the ability to easily climb walls.
A spy who works for Vamirio, though she often also acts as an assistant.
Spy Level 48
- Cat Girl: Has cat ears just like her sister.
- Comical Overreacting: Done over long distances with her sister so it looks like she's suffering trauma.
- Dual Wielding: A pair of daggers held in typical ninja style.
- Mission Control: While her sister acts as the spy, Isuta reports the findings to Vamirio and gives the new assignments.
- Theme Naming: See Asuta's entry.
- The Announcer: For the tournament, though that is not her only job.
- Blinding Bangs: Her bangs completely obscure her eyes; a special chapter hints that her eyes are beautiful, given the blushing looks of those who saw them. Later on, the impact of seeing her eyes is enough to make an enemy freeze in the middle of battle.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: The power of her eyes is the ability to make people experience a moment of honesty. She describes it as an incredibly minor power, but it's capable of cutting through the More Than Mind Control the king is using to control the transformed humans.
- Lovely Assistant: Provides a drum beat when Azudora makes a Big Entrance and Isuta has her hands full.
- Sexy Secretary: Supplies documents on various figures' fighting prowess.
- Super-Deformed: How she draws people for said documents' graphics.
Witch-sama / Shunova
A witch that lives on the island that Helck and Vamiros ended up on.
- Adventurer Archaeologist: Frequently explores the ruins around her island.
- Hot Witch: Like all demons, she looks younger than her age despite Piuy refering to her as Granny.
- Mysterious Woman: Seems to have a connection to both the empire and Vamirio herself. She also has more than a passing resemblance to a more grown-up version of Vamirio. It turns out she's a relative of Vamiro's, the older sister of the first generation's Red Heavenly King.
A dark-clad warrior who took on a dark power in order to save his people; the power eventually drove him mad and turned him into a killing machine.
Power Level 90
- Black Knight: Corrupted by a curse that outlives the flesh.
- The Cameo: Exiting as suddenly as he appears in three chapters.
- Dying as Yourself: He returns to normal and dies content that he learned that his sister survived.
- Expy: Referred to as the Warrior of Darkness with an ironic resemblance to the Warrior of Light, only with natural horns.
- Hero of Another Story: At least, he hopes Helck won't share his story.
- Theme Naming:
- The name "Augis" associated with cattle and Heracles suggests his name comes from Augeas, who owned the Augean stables Heracles had to clean as one of his Twelve Labours.
- Combined with his little sister Iris, becomes the protective Aigis, the mythical shield also making an appearance in every single Final Fantasy.
- The two kings in Iris's song who went mad, Irifea and Nepey, are derived from Alfeios and Peneios, the two rivers that were rerouted to clean the Augean stables. In some versions of the myth, they flooded the country.
A rookie tracker attached to the search party looking for Vamirio. Due to a monster attack she is the lone uninjured member of her party and is forced to continue the search alone. Once she finds Vamirio, and the rest of her party gets patched up, she gets assigned to accompany Vamirio's group.
Tracking Level 29
Tropes that apply to humans as a whole
Average Power Level 30note
- Anti-Villain: With the exception of Mikaros, Refaed and his unaware daughter, and possibly the king, most humans are just mindless tools and those that have sentience are still suffering from the effects of the forced awakening making them bloodthirsty.
- Human Sacrifice: Mikaros uses them to power a spell that could potentially destroy the world.
- Magikarp Power: The ability to awaken is something all humans have the potential for, but very few ever manage to do it.
- Power Gives You Wings: The current awakened humans all gain angel like wings after being awakened. This seems to be a new feature as past awakened beings, forced or natural, did not have wings.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The mass majority of humans forcibly awakened are mindless drones, but those that retain their minds have had massive personality switches, being far more aggressive and blood thirsty then they were before the change.
- We see later that if the "Will of the King" is removed the winged soldiers become literal monsters killing anything and everything in their way. They also gain a huge power boost going from level thirty to level 50.
A former companion of Helck who's village came under attack, he served with Helck in the army and with Alicia.
Power Level 36/ Level 70 after removing the "Will of the King."
- Anti-Villain: Technically, he has to obey the King and he didn't try to fight Helck considering their past.
- Bishōnen: Quite the pretty boy.
- Death of Personality: Mikaros does this to him in 64.1, making him into a stronger monster than before.
- Driven by Envy: Despite being forced to become a winged soldier, he doesn't mind it so much because he is finally able to become strong like Helck.
- Foe Romance Subtext: The other sentient winged soldiers have commented on the fact that he is always fighting and losing to Hyura, and they suspect it's because she is an attractive woman.
- Even other demons mention this, especially after the mere mention that she was in the castle was enough to send him flying off to find her.
- It's so strong that it's hinted at being one of the reasons he's slowly breaking free of the King's control.
- Even other demons mention this, especially after the mere mention that she was in the castle was enough to send him flying off to find her.
- Heroic Willpower: Chapter 62 shows that he is slowly breaking free of the King's obedience....which Mikaros takes care of by using a Mind Wipe spell, turning him into a monster.
- If It's You, It's Okay: A non-romantic type...probably. Edil seeks out Hyura to fight because she is the only one he feels okay about fighting.
Helck's brother and a Hero, he defeated the Demon King prior to the start of the series.
- The Chosen One: Like Helck, a naturally awakened hero.
- Heroic Suicide: Kills himself rather than obey a mind-control command to kill Helck. As the focus for the human mass awakening spell, his death should have stopped it... but didn't, because Mikaros kept him alive in a grotesque form of life-support.
- After being resurrected again, he regains his senses and goes into Hyperspace to return the Winged Warriors back to the world, losing the energy to return.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: Unlike his brother, Cless is a master swordsman.
- Human Resources: Kept alive to serve Mikaros's ends after his attempted suicide.
- Ill Boy: Nearly died from illness as a child.
- Kill the Ones You Love: In Hyperspace, he has to kill all his former friends who had been turned into Winged Soldiers to return them to the world.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: While Helck was content to stay in the shadows, Cless used his abilities openly as a warrior and soon became the champion of the human race.
- Theme Naming: See Helck's entry above.
- Together in Death: Or close enough. No longer having the energy to escape Hyperspace, he's at least grateful he can stay with Shiraumi.
The leader of a mercenary group, she comes from a long-line of warriors.
- Action Girl: She was on the front-lines with her men, fighting monsters.
- Body Horror: Her left eye and forehead are horribly deformed from the forced awakening.
- Cool Sword: Her sword is a family heirloom capable of easily cutting through the toughest of armor. Though it has a pretty ominous name: "Hero Killer". It was made by the demons and even a small wound is incredibly painful to an awakened being.
- Death of Personality: Mikaros broke her mind ahead of time just to fuck with Helck and so what happened with Edil doesn't happen again.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: A blond haired sweetie who rivals Helck in kindness.
- Heroic Lineage: She is the latest in a very, very long line of warriors.
- The Leader: She leads a group of mercenaries.
- Nice Girl: One of the more upstanding humans.
- Shout-Out: Shares her name and much of her surrounding plot with Princess Alicia, only with as big a sympathetic take as the demons.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She has a pretty big crush on Helck.
A companion of Cless who aided him in defeating the Demon King.
- Ax-Crazy: Easily the most eager to destroy the demons.
- Defector from Decadence: Zell might be a noble and hate demons, but even he calls bullshit on using Cless and turning people into awakened beings. The other Nobles state it's In the Blood and his father also had a streak like this.
- Drunk with Power: Post-awakening, he finds the power so enthralling he's delighted to have been changed.
- No Indoor Voice: To the point of jeopardizing a stealth mission, but won't hesitate to tell others to stay quiet.
A Human magic-user who was under Zell's command before being awakened.
- Ax-Crazy: Like Zell, he shows a delight in using his awakened powers.
- Bound and Gagged: He gets captured and gagged by demons after he tried attacking their castle.
- Broken Tears: In chapter 74.1, while talking to Helck and stating even though he wants to die he can'.
- The Cameo: He appears twice in Helck's backstory but only as a quick shot, one of which names him.
- Drunk with Power: Post-awakening. The moment he's put in a special restraint he breaks down.
- Not Himself: His personality in the present contrasts his personality in the past greatly due to the King's Will.
- Playing with Fire: Using big over the top fire spells seem to be his favorite way of dealing with enemies.
- We Used to Be Friends: He was friends with Cless.
Daughter of Rafaed and friend of Helck and Cless, one of the few people to remain unawakened.
- Brutal Honesty: She usually just says what's on her mind, with little thought to how it sounds.
- Happily Adopted: Rafaed adopted her after her village was destroyed by demons because her name was the same as the daughter he lost centuries ago.
- Locked Out of the Loop: She only thinks everyone else has gone away, not that they've been turned into immortal monsters.
- Lonely Rich Kid: After everyone else awakened, she has no one to talk to but her father. She practically welcomes Asuta's company. Even after she learns she's a demon.
- MacGuffin Super Person: She's the one with the power to create the snow that turned humans into Awakened Beings. She herself has no idea how it was used, she just thinks it's a strange ability she has.
- No Social Skills: Sleeping in public while drooling or talking with her mouth full, her actions have few filters.
- Shout-Out: The name is Sharline's original in Evergrace... and seemingly nobody else.
The Noble who saved Helck's brother and remained close to them as they grew up, eventually turning out to be an antagonist.
- Affably Evil: Rafaed remains calm, collected, and polite to Helck regardless of the fact that they are enemies. In fact, he tells him to go live his life in peace rather than return.
- Baddie Flattery: He frequently complements Helck, including the fact that he opposed them so well alone.
- Big Bad Friend: Despite his betrayal, he does seem to care about Helck, trying to get him to leave and live out his life in peace.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He does seem to legitimately love his daughter. When the King uses Sharuami to attack Asuta he is pissed.
- Even Evil Has Standards: When Mikaros tells him of his plans to use Alicia to turn Helck into a mindless monster, Rafaed hides his face while giving a Mikaros a cold, "I see."
- Flash Step: Moves fast enough to block an attack to the King when he was at the entrance seconds before.
- Graceful Loser: When all their plans come undone, he acknowledges Helck succeeded in his goal, warns him that the path he walks on is even more dangerous because other forces will be after him, and wishes him luck in his future.
- Outliving One's Offspring: His original daughter died centuries ago.
- Reincarnation: At some point in the past thousands of years ago, he awakened and was Contracted like Helck and gained the power to reincarnate over and over with his memories intact. Because of this, he constantly realized that despite his best efforts humanity would ruin themselves and lost his faith in them.
- Restored My Faith in Humanity: In the end, Helck managed to do so.
- Theme Naming: Arch Angel Raphael.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He believes that changing humans into winged soldiers was a necessity for an upcoming trial against the New World.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Calls out Helck for not honoring Alicia's request for a Mercy Kill.
- You Fool!: He says to Helck for rejecting his offer to leave the battlefield in Chapter 67.
The one who seems to be spearheading the awakening. He was once an ordinary foot-soldier who faked his death to avoid being killed by young Azudora and then became empowered by the New World poison, giving him his initial abilities.
- The Archmage: The strongest mage on the enemy side.
- Damage-Sponge Boss: With an explanation of how scrawny characters can have so much HP.
- The Dragon: Serves as this to the Human King.
- Evil Chancellor: His role, though the king is just as bad. In truth, he created the Human King.
- Faking the Dead: Faked his death 1500 years ago to escape being killed by Azudora.
- Faked being killed by the Human King in order to get off the ultimate destructive magic.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: He was a random soldier who was part of an army that was utterly crushed in a Curb-Stomp Battle against Azudora. Then he awakened, became immortal, spent 1500 years practicing magic, and became one of the most dangerous people in the world.
- Healing Factor: Just like Hyura, he has a really strong one of these.
- Cast From Hitpoints: And just like her, the healing relies on his body's energy. Only he has far more to spare. It's not enough to save him in the end from the Human King's betrayal.
- Killed Off for Real: When the Human King betrays him and has the Winged Soldiers attack him.
- Not Quite Dead: Survives long enough to cast a final spell that could threaten the world. After that, Azudora wrecks him so hard that his body is simply incapable of being reborn.
- Lovecraftian Superpower: Gains this when he absorbed several awakened beings.
- Not Afraid of You Anymore: He used to be terrified of Azudora, but now he's confident that he can take him. He is, however, admittedly afraid of Helck... but he's got a plan for him too, but that plan fails in the end thanks to Anne. Time will tell if Mikaros has another way of removing Helck from the equation
- Not Afraid to Die: He no longer cares whether he lives or dies as he knows others have been Contracted and will carry out his will to see a new world, even if he won't be around to see it.
- Perpetual Smiler: Very little can shake that smile off his face.
- Properly Paranoid: He believed that Helck would be a fearsome opponent ahead of time and showed himself at the castle in order to get blood to track him down later.
- Really 700 Years Old: He's been alive long enough to know Azudora when he was a child over 1500 years ago and travel the world.
- Shock and Awe: He uses this type of magic for attacking.
- Smug Snake: How you know he's an asshole from the get go.
- Superpower Lottery: He was originally awakened by the New World poison that creates monsters. It's not only given him the ability to teleport, but also the ability to regenerate, use magic, and more.
- Theme Naming: Arch Angel Michael.
- Villainous Breakdown: When all his plans come undone in Chapter 102 and he has no way of winning.
- Villain Teleportation: He can teleport by himself, which he uses to avoid getting hit.
- Visionary Villain: He sees himself as this, claiming that changing the world is the right thing to do. Because he came into contact with the Will of the World and it told him to do so.
- Worth It: In 64.2, he notes that despite taking serious injuries, being unable to accomplish his original objective, and losing a soldier that really can't be easily replaced by wiping his mind (Edil), killing Azudora was worth it. Too bad for him it didn't stick.
King of the humans, Big Bad of the series.
- All-Encompassing Mantle: Wears one in his virtual form when he shows his face.
- An Offer You Can't Refuse: He offers Helck to release everyone from both his Power of Rule and the New World transformation in exchange for his body. Helck doesn't go with it, so he tries to take over his body instead. Which ends up corrupting him.
- Beehive Barrier: The anti-magic barrier, being a product of technology.
- Big Bad: He appears to be the one behind all of the problems in the series. Though it was more of the Will of the World, but once he ends up being influenced by it he truly becomes this.
- Brain Uploading: He was capable to do this in the previous world, turning into an AI that later possesed the Control King.
- Compelling Voice: If he gives an order, humans have to obey it. Only Helck is completely immune.
- Demonic Possession: He is an AI possesing an horrifying creature formed with the bodies of four previous kings.
- Dissonant Serenity: Utterly expressionless. Only Helck rejecting his offer makes him look slightly pissed off. Also played straight while he is wearing his mask, in times where both Raphaed and Mikaros look surprised or perplexed he is just kinda... off.
- Drunk on the Dark Side: The moment he comes into contact with the Will of the World through Helck, he goes on about how great it is despite spending ages trying to defeat it.
- Expy: He looks like King Baldwin IV as depicted in Kingdom of Heaven. And in a possible nod to the title, rules over a country full of angels.
- Humanoid Abomination: It is a creature born from Mikaros saving four human kings that were betrayed and on the verge of death, combined with a fifth that intervened to betray Mikaros. It becomes more monstrous when it comes into contact with the Will of the World.
- Kid with the Leash: Helck states that if he dies, all the awakened beings will go out of control because it's his [Power of Rule] that is enabling them to retain their minds.
- Lean and Mean: The King of Control was rather this.
- Malevolent Masked Man: What he appears to be. However his degree of malevolence is questionable.
- Many Spirits Inside of One: What he is. He is an AI created by the spirits of several people from the old world, possessing the fused kings.
- Monster Lord: Of mankind.
- Mind Hive: A lot of coordinated minds possesing one body.
- No Brows: His main face lack eyebrows, and so does his virtual form.
- One-Winged Angel: Following Eastern RPG last boss tropes, he reveals his true form which further powers up from the Will of the World. Made of the fused kings, it even first appears each head has a specific task and the one that heals must be defeated first.
- People Puppets: Can do this to others.
- Royal "We": Speaks like this once revealed. However it is more likely not a result of trying to show off his royalty but that the AI who is in control of his body is formed with the consciousness of several people from the old world.
- Villainous Cheekbones: Although his level of villainy can be up to debate, but he is definitively an enemy to face either by fighting or by a battle of wills.
- Virtual Ghost: Can take on a human appearance resembling what the King of Control used to look like before being merged with the other three.
- Wave-Motion Gun: Can consecutively use the Wave Cannon, much like a certain other last boss, the original Cloud of Darkness in Final Fantasy III.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Most likely. He is fighting against the Will Of The World, however his means are definitively not kind ones.