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  • Born Unlucky: Even ignoring the Magikarp Power nature, all of them definitely drew the short end of the stick in the class selection, ending up with classes that either didn't suit their personal abilities and traits or were just plain useless. The only one to actually make this work is Kazuya, since not only are his classes more geared towards downtime between fights, which also let gets him EXP from things like cooking, but he's creative enough to actually make the abilities and skills he gets from them useful in combat, such as the Chef's ability to see a monster's vital areas.
  • Draw Aggro: As "Heroes", they're naturally draw the attention of enemies such as monsters or bandits, even when there's defenseless people in range.
  • Ironic Hell: Not only are they ripped out of their comfort zones back on Earth and placed into the worst possible fit for their talents, but the drawbacks carry back over when they return. For example, Shido used to be The Ace of the tennis team until she got the Mage (Wind) job, and her lower physical stats affected her game.
  • Magikarp Power: All of them have this naturally, but the mages, Shindo and Tokitate, have it the worst. Instead of starting with damaging attacks, the Wind Mage can only create a breeze at most, and even worse, the Fire Mage is only capable of warming up her staff. This makes it almost impossible to level up unless you either get lucky or think outside the box.

     Yūsuke Yotsuya
I'm just a contrarian. I tend to hate stuff that's popular, and like stuff that's "uncool."
Voiced by: Yūto Uemura (Japanese), Zeno Robinson (English)

The protagonist, and the character whose POV is most prevalent.

  • Accidental Pervert: He follows the GM's quest to recruit Yuka only to find her pinned to the ground in the girl's bathroom, being stripped and filmed by bullies.
  • Born Unlucky: When he first joins the party, he gets stuck with the extremely weak yet hard to get Farmer class, forcing him to rely on his wits and farming tools over any useful or powerful skills. Zig-Zagged with the chef class, which also limits his combat options but also allows him to see a monster's vital areas, turning him into something of a Glass Cannon.
  • Byronic Hero: He's moody, cynical, and borderline misanthropic, but he does mean well, and those who can get past his rough edges will find that he's actually very, very loyal and kind.
  • Chick Magnet: It's noted that in the other world, Yotsuya becomes a lot more focused and driven, and likewise will do anything necessary to protect someone he deems "important". For example, he instantly dove into murky waters to save Kahvel from drowning, and not only protected Aoiu, but singlemindedly did whatever was necessary to save her island, resulting in both those girls falling in love with him. Kusue and Yuka note that his determination to protect them means he treats those women as special people — traits which make him very attractive to them.
  • Country Mouse: He comes from a very rural area of Japan and loved it. When his family transferred to Tokyo to start his high-school year, he reacts as if he was thrown into hell.
  • Crime of Self-Defense: In episode 4, the party is attacked by bandits, and the bandits come at them with weapons. He retaliates and scratches one of them. In response, the GM takes off a rank from his [Chef] job. Fortunately, this penalty doesn't occur when he later is forced to parry blows from the bandits and then counter with a punch to the face.
  • The Cynic: His outlook on life is quite jaded.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Bits and pieces are finally revealed in episode 7. When he was transferred into Tokyo's education system, he was nervous and stuttering in stage-fright as he introduced himself to the class. This prompted all the other students to give him the most subtle, effective, and impossible to defend against forms of bullying, social isolation. If the teachers forced the other students to interact with him, they'd hem, haw, and do their damnedest to refuse. In addition, he has flashbacks of being with his friends and them all together burying something of value at a certain tree, only for someone to commission a backhoe to take whatever it is away and the tree itself, while was trapped on the other side of a chain-link fence, Forced to Watch. Small wonder he's got problems interacting with others and prefers to be alone.
  • Endearingly Dorky: Since he's never chatted up a girl before, especially not since coming to Tokyo, when he suddenly finds himself having to deal with an all-female party (aside from himself), with a School Idol in the mix, he can barely get a word out before he finds his foot in his mouth, and all his attempts to look cool backfire, and he finds that he just can't help but say whatever flies through his head, even if he realizes it's not helping. The ladies of the party like him because he's honest and sincere, even if he is clumsy, and they can tell that their well-being is his top priority, even if it is pragmatic.
  • Friendless Background: Played with. In his rural home town, he had lots of friends. He withdrew into himself when he was transferred to Tokyo.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He is completely ruthless and has no qualms going as far as premeditated murder to punish those who would harm him or his, as Kamilto found out, to his unending horror and despair.
  • Healing Hands: One of the perks of his "mage (creature)" job allows him to raise the metabolism of his target, allowing for accelerated natural healing.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: While his "farming" job has yet to amount to much, the "chef" job he got half-way through episode 2 is a godsend. Not only does it provide him with indestructible bladed cooking implements, but it comes with the ability to identify most monsters he comes across and find their vitals and weak-points, allowing him to use critical strikes to take down monsters way above his party's weight class.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: He often comments that he will save or help people based on how strong or useful they are, almost always putting himself at the bottom of that list. After committing his first murder, he also says that "anyone who is tricked into killing someone else deserves to die".
  • Iron Chef: His second class and it allows him to see the vital areas of certain monsters.
  • Loophole Abuse: In episode 3, he figures out that while he can't hold Kusue's weapon, there's nothing stating that he can't use Kusue's weapon if she's the one wielding it, as long as he's simply physically guiding her sword swing.
  • Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: Since he can't voice his thoughts well, his intentions get frequently misunderstood, often resulting in leaving him to his own devices while the rest of his party winds up over their head, but he genuinely does put their lives above his own and when push comes to shove, they find themselves relying on his strength and wits.
  • No-Respect Guy: Due to somehow consistently getting traditionally non-combat classes, his party members don't really think much of him even when he's able to work around the weaknesses and even take advantage of the class skills. Even when Yuka explains to Shindo that she used him as The Scapegoat so she could reconcile with the girls trying to film her naked to ensure they wouldn't bully her again, Shindo doesn't call her out on it like she expected.
  • The One Guy: In the first two missions, he's the only guy who was chosen by the GM to be whisked away to the alternate game-like world, while the rest were girls.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: He has no qualms doing evil things to you if you plan to do evil things to him, his, or the innocent, and is very cunning and ruthless to boot.
  • Pragmatic Hero: Yotsuya's world-weariness makes him willing to do anything it takes to complete a mission. In his head, he even keeps an ordered ranking of what people he deems most important to survive, with the girls from his school at the top, whoever is needed for a successful mission second, and then himself and other people deemed expendable in decreasing order. He becomes so focused on the mission that Keita once called him a "machine" due to his lack of emotional attachment to any particular method or outcome. That said, he is a step above unscrupulous because there are certainly lines he does not want to cross unless completely out of options, and even if someone "expendable" dies, he will still pay his respects or even mourn them.
  • Slasher Smile: Whenever he's planning something particularly nasty to the target of his ire, he spots one so effective even Kahvel is unnerved.
  • Supreme Chef: Justified. Thanks to becoming a rank 10 [chef], he's able to make excellent dishes with just about any recipe.
  • These Hands Have Killed: When he hears the Awful Truth from the GM at the end of episode 11, he has an epic Freak Out about his actions in dealing with the Deokk soldiers he had a hand in killing back in episode 8.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: Episode 5 ends with this dilemma for him. He and his party rescue a caravan heading to Roporondo from monsters only to learn that the caravan is transporting prisoners scheduled to be executed "for heresy", including children, and the GM gave his party a quest "deliver the goods to Roporondo" without specifying what the goods are, or the penalty for failure.
  • Unluckily Lucky: During the Jiffon Island saga, he unlocks the [Blacksmith] job, perfect for his needs, as it allows him to craft weapons useable by the other heroes, regardless of job. This allows him to build ballista, which evens the odds immensely in the fight with the orc tribe.
  • Weak, but Skilled: He somehow keeps ending up with the weaker classes, but he's able to compensate with his wits and fighting skill.
  • Wrong Assumption: He figured Kusue would be safe in the village while he hunted goblins, looking to raise his rank. The troll went after the village while he was away...

     Iu Shindo
Just shut up and listen to the GM. He's not going to respond to you.
Voiced by: Risa Kubota (Japanese), Jeannie Tirado (English)

The School Idol and the first of the students to be whisked away to the game-like world.

  • Blow You Away: Her "job" is a wind-mage, which isn't as awe inspiring as it sounds.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Hers is revealed in episode 4. Back when she was 5, since she fought back when insulted or bullied, she gained the reputation of being a trouble-maker, until she made a friend with a teenage woman. The unnamed teen was bullied to suicide with Shindo's father happily bragging to his drinking buddies that the woman deserved it, for being "ugly" right outside Shindo's door. Then at the funeral everyone's "consoling" Shindo by saying that's not going to happen to her because she's pretty. Then when she enters Elementary School, the teachers start to bully her, because they've got a grudge with her dad. Fortunately, the other kids called said teachers out on it.
  • Eaten Alive: The first victim of the troll attack.
  • Fighting Back Is Wrong: When she was five, she was quite the tomboy and wouldn't take insults lying down, even on-screen making the boy who insulted her cry (of course, the boy then went running to mom going "she hit me!" while crying.) Her unnamed friend and role-model taught her this is the wrong approach before her death.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Blonde and a good, kind woman who is treasured by her class.
  • Harmful to Minors: At age 5, her role model and Only Friend died in an unstated incident. Her own father laughed at the death saying "she was such a good girl except for her face", stating that she deserved it for being homely. When Shindo attended the funeral, all the voices around her said "good thing you're pretty, or something like that will happen to you!"
  • Instant Expert: In episode 7, when the roulette wheel comes up [Warrior], she immediately goes into battle with the Gargoyle and does much better than Kahvel did, succeeding at killing the thing while Kahvel could barely scratch it. It's more justified than most examples because Lu Shido has plenty of fitness training in the real world and plenty of sword training from Kahvel in this RPG based one.
  • Magic Knight: In episode 7, she finally gets a Class range and becomes a Sword Warrior like Kusue, meaning she can use melee weapons and shields along with her magic.
  • School Bullying Is Harmless: Her father and his drinking buddies might think so. Her teachers might think so. She knows it's not so.
  • School Idol: She's the #1 girl of the class where the story takes place.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: Starting in Elementary School, the teachers would go out of their way to give her grief because they had grudges with her father, something the other students actually call them out on.
  • Stepford Smiler: Her popular, outgoing persona is all fake. She's actually terrified that if she stops being pretty and popular, she's going to face a gristly death.

     Kusue Hakozaki
I just want to stop being a burden.
Voiced by: Azumi Waki (Japanese), Valeria Rodriguez (English)

The "warrior" of the party.

  • BFS: One of her weapons, but she doesn't have the strength to wield it properly.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Hers is revealed in episode 5, and it's sinister due to the subtlety involved. She's always been ill since she was young, but even though she had a doctor's note to exempt her from PE due to health concerns, the teachers would force her to attend and watch, rather than make any kind of accommodations. Of course, not only did she have to sit and watch other kids laugh and play while she could do nothing, but her grade for PE would be a 1, since she wasn't participating, screwing up her GPA and seriously jeopardizing her academic career, making her dream of becoming a pharmacist that much harder.
  • Eaten Alive: Eaten while trying to protect the village.
  • Gaining the Will to Kill: Unlike Kahvel, she's actually very squeamish about cutting flesh. In episode 5, she was horrified by the death of the bandits who tried to rape her, tearfully apologized to the goblin she killed, after it mindlessly jumped up and attacked her, and struggled with herself to deal with the werewolves. Fortunately, by the end of episode 5, she has apparently managed to overcome this frailty and was completely unwavering when she took the werewolf down with her BFS.
  • Hold the Line: Deconstructed. She tries to hold of the troll attacking the village the GM sent them to, but only manages to get herself slammed into a wall and eaten.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Since she was a small child, her parents have had to buy her very expensive medicine to keep her alive, and she hates it.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Literally. Among her warrior equipment is a tower-shield that she uses to tank an attack from the troll. Unfortunately, while she does survive that, allowing some kids to escape, the troll simply grabs her, picks her up and then eats her alive.
  • The So-Called Coward: When she's up against goblins, she panics and throws her sword randomly, which doesn't help. When the troll attacks the village, she puts herself in harm's way to try and rescue the villagers.
  • Token Good Teammate:
    • While Yuka and Shindo are very, very quick to whine and bellyache regarding Yotsuya, she's always willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. For example, in episode 4, Yuka and Shindo were calling him "scum" because he didn't immediately try to rush a camp full of bandits to rescue them (which is abjectly suicidal even if he could fight back and kill them) while Kusue quietly prayed for his safety.
    • Later on, after Kahvel is stabbed and falls into a lake, Yotsuya, as a sign of Character Development, jumps in to save her. Hakozaki is the only one to recognize this, whereas Shindo and Tokitate are quick to assume he's only doing it because he's more attracted to Kahvel than them, seemingly ignoring the fact that unlike them, Kahvel can die, permanently.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She calls out Yotsuya when she thinks he's going to abandon Deokk's prisoners, one of which is a child. For his part, Yotsuya calms her by stating he has no intention of doing so, but to have the best possible chances of completing the GM's quest, he's going to have to split up the party, which Shindo and Tokitate audibly groan about.

     Yuka Tokitate
Whoah! Five year old me, your dream has come true!
Voiced by: Makoto Koichi (Japanese), Tara Sands (English)

A glasses wearing girl who is a huge anime fan and loves to do a public live-stream show. She is introduced being pinned down by three bully girls in the girls' bathroom, being stripped and filmed. Yotsuya rescues her at the behest of the GM.

  • Bully Magnet: Since she runs a public live-stream, she attracts bullies who don't like the video content, even if she doesn't name names.
  • Fatal Flaw: She's very impulsive and emotional, lashing out at "injustice" she sees without carefully considering the consequences. This has brought problems for the party, and herself personally, on several occasions.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She's extremely jealous that Yotsuya can gain exp for his jobs outside combat by doing mundane tasks, such as cooking and first aid, while she and the rest of the party can only rank up by killing monsters, which is painful and gets them repeatedly killed.
  • Giving Them the Strip: While escaping from Kamilto and his subordinate in their plan to free the "heretics", her cloak is grabbed, to which she responds by removing her mage outfit, forcing her to flee from them and jump through the fire Yotsuya started in her underwear before re-equiping it.
  • Hypocritical Humor: She berates Yotsuya for not immediately rescuing Shindo from bandits, only for her "rescue" attempt to wind up getting her and Kusue captured too.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero:
    • Her opting to save Shindo instead of focusing on the quest only serves to get her and Hakozaki captured by the bandits.
    • Her calling out Kamilto on the actions of the Kingdom of Deokk, and inadvertently revealing the others' disdain for them, prompts the fanatical executioner to leave them to die in a dungeon.
  • Otaku: She's a huge anime and virtual novel nerd.
  • Playing with Fire: Played with. She is a fire mage, but at rank 1, all she can do is warm the orb of her staff about 20 degrees.
  • Shipper on Deck: During the entirety of episode 9, she tries to get Kahvel and Yotsuya to hook up. Her efforts are All for Nothing.
  • Social Media Before Reason: Even after getting bullied by three girls, who tried to film stripping her naked in the girl's bathroom, she still goes on live video streaming while in public.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: She does not like Yotsuya, at all, and backbites him every chance she gets.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: Justified. Yotsuya rescues her from being bullied, so she throws him under the bus, stating that he's just some pervert who was trying to place a camera in the bathroom, and broke the bullies' phones to protect his identity. Her reasoning is sound. She figured the bullies would have come after her again later, and Yotsuya was a complete unknown she wasn't sure she'd ever meet again. That being said, she does realize that it was a cowardly move, and assumed that Shindo would call her out on it.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: When Yotsuya explains his plan to get back at Kamilto and rescue his captives, she expresses concern about how the plan will require them to burn one of Kamilto's men alive, having uncertainties if they're really in a game world.
  • Wrong Assumption: She presumes that her "Fire Mage" job would allow her to hurl flames around like her favorite Show Within a Show anime Magical Girl. She is surprised and killed when her staff barely warms up, despite depleting her MP reserves.

     Keita Torii 
Voiced by: Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Japanese)

A blonde drop-out in his late-teens with a penchant for street fights. Keita is introduced being set up to take the fall for killing a guy for the yakuza. Under the guidance of the GM, Yotsuya thwarts the murder attempt and saves Keita and his family from the clutches of the yakuza.

  • Book Dumb: Keita dropped-out of middle school, so he doesn't have the same level of knowledge as the other players. Although he makes up for it with his street smarts.
  • Blade on a Stick: He's gets the Warrior (spear) job.
  • Delivery Guy: When Keita's mother went into labor with no way to get help, a five-year-old Keita had to help deliver his younger brother.
  • Dumb Muscle: While not as dumb as other examples of this trope, Keita is still dumb and impulsive enough to forget the tips about fighting indoors within minutes of being told.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Yes, Keita is a bit of a thug, insensitive, and more than a bit violent - but he's also a great friend who does all he can for the team.
  • Street Smart: A product of his troubled background.

    Glenda Carter 
Voiced by: Saori Hayami (Japanese)

An English-speaking young woman who travels and creates short films. Glenda is introduced by being prompted by the GM to meet Yotsuya and to "judge" him - as she filmed him. It is revealed that Glenda is an open lesbian, which has caused issues with her family.

  • The Strategist: Glenda shows signs of being this. She was able to devise a plan to fool a cartel leader into letting her guard his daughter. Later, she was able to defend a location from - and eventually defeat - the cartel army when she and the troops she was leading were outnumbered and outgunned.
  • Walking the Earth: After leaving her home after coming out as a lesbian, Glenda now travels the world making short films.

    Futashige Habaki 

A glasses-wearing otaku and a programmer that used to work for a black company. The current oldest member of the group, Futashige was introduced when Yotsuya saved him from committing suicide.

  • Blow You Away: He also gets the wizard (wind) job.
  • Driven to Suicide: His dead-end corporate job drove him to attempt suicide just to try to cause some sort of inconvenience for his employers. Fortunately, Yotsuya prevented this from taking.
  • Soul-Crushing Desk Job: Worked as a programmer for a black company.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: When he arrives in the game world for the first time, Futashige thought he was going to be in a harem isekai with a cheat skill. He found out REAL quick how wrong he was.

Supporting Characters:

     The GM
Hello, [Player Name] (hand on shoulder from behind). I will now explain the rules to.
The entity that summons the cast to an alternate game-like world, gives out jobs by roulette, and quests.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: In episode 12 he takes the form of a little girl so that he doesn't stand out when interacting with Yotsuya in his home world.
  • Awful Truth: Episode 11 ends with the GM revealing that the "game-like" world is a parallel world that split off from Earth that somehow had humans evolve on it 4.8 billion years ago.
  • Benevolent Genie: If he thinks you're accidentally asking him a question that you didn't really intend to be your reward he'll ask you to clarify whether or not that's really the question you want answered before answering it.
  • Cold Equation: In the manga, Glenda uses the reward question to ask why Heroes get killed if they fail a quest. The GM responds that there are simply not enough resources to bring back those who fail their assigned quests.
  • Exact Words: He considers the quests he gives to Yotsuya's party complete if whatever they do just happens to meet the criteria, as Yotsuya realizes when he wakes up out of his coma near the end of episode 7.
  • Hypocrite: He apparently made it so that attacking other humans, even when they're the instigators, would reduce experience gained to discourage such behavior, but he apparently has no issue with forcing the Heroes to help transport "heretic" prisoners to be executed, one of which is a child.
  • Literal Genie: He will answer the quest reward question exactly as it's asked. He does not grasp sarcasm or subtlety.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Since he only explains the ground rules, gives jobs via roulette, and assigns quests, and then just leaves, the quest party members tend to die, a lot, which might have been avoided if he actually answered questions, aside from the one question he answers when a quest reward.
  • Secret Test of Character: In episode 6, Yotsuya comes to the conclusion that the GM had them encounter the Deokk group just to see how the party would act.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: At the end of episode two, Yotsuya asks the logical question And Then What?, once all the quests are completed. The GM provides a holographic video showing Tokyo being attacked by monsters with Yotsuya leading the defense.
  • Verbal Tic: The GM has an annoying habit of finishing a sentence missing the final syllable.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: The reason he's kidnapping these kids and putting them through a Nintendo Hard alternate game-like world is to train them up to deal with an oncoming monster invasion into Tokyo, where millions of lives are at stake.

Voiced by: Chiwa Saitō (Japanese), Cristina Valenzuela (English)
There's nothing I like more than cutting living flesh!
A knight Yotsuya meets at a martial arts tournament he participates in so as to acquire horses to complete the GM's quest. She beats him in a matter of seconds.
  • Ace Custom: Her sword Loikayeska is custom-ordered, costing 20 times the price of a regular sword, and can cut through necks like a hot knife through butter.
  • The Big Damn Kiss: A much older Kahvel kisses Yotsuya when he returns, stating it upsets her that he never knew about the time she kissed his unconscious body.
  • Babies Ever After: After retiring from combat duty, she eventually had two children with an unknown father.
  • Blood Knight: For bonus points, she's an actual knight. As seen in the image quote, her favorite activity is slicing living flesh.
  • Career-Ending Injury: She lost her right hand in a war shortly after the heroes went back to their world, promptly ending her future as a warrior.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Part way through episode 10, she internally ponders the fact that she does have feelings for Yotsuya, but can't bring herself to act on them, since she believes it won't go well.
  • Cultural Rebel: She does not want to be the "happy housewife" because then she won't be able to enjoy cutting through living flesh, so she begged her father to let her become a knight. He agreed to keep her happy and out of trouble.
  • Cute and Psycho: She has an unhealthy obsession with cutting flesh.
  • Dork Knight: From a distance, she's the epitome of a Knight in Shining Armor. Up close, she's as goofy as all get out.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Blood Knight obsessed with cutting she may be, but she's a genuinely dedicated Knight who takes clear issue with the actions of the Kingdom of Deokk, such as them executing people of the Asteros religion and their conquering of other regions and forcing their inhabitants into slavery.
  • A Friend in Need: Without her help, there's no way Yotsuya would have managed to rescue the rest of his party from bandits, or finished the GM assigned quest to get to the other side of the country in less than 35 days.
  • Generation Xerox: Her daughter looks exactly like her. So when Yotsuya and crew mistake the two when she's a teen, and she leads them to her mother's grave, having died years ago.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Aside from her love of cutting live flesh, she's a dirty blonde and a good, kind woman who protects the innocent, helps the helpless, and is otherwise morally upstanding.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Gets stabbed by a Gargoyle and falls into the water below. She survives though.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Literally. She's a knight, wears shining armor, and also lives up to the trope by helping the helpless, rescuing innocents, and smiting the guilty.
  • Mentor Archetype: She takes up training Yotsuya's party in how to handle the sword. As tough as her training is, this is something they all really, really need.
  • Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: She reveals that her kingdom has a ranking system for it's Knights, 3,000 in total, and she ranks 70th. When the others note how impressive this is, she mentions that her father ranks 2nd while her older brother ranks 8th, meaning she's just average in the grand scheme of things. The main reason she's so ahead of the party in combat skill is because she simply has more experience.
  • The One That Got Away: She views Yotsuya as this; she apologizes for "growing old" before him, confesses her feelings and kisses him, although with the realization that the relationship can never happen now.
  • Pragmatic Hero: While she would very much love to rescue the "heretics" Kamilto and crew are planning to execute, preferably by slicing through Kamilto's squad, she'd rather not start a war with the Deokk empire, because her country would lose, handily. So she listens intently to Yotsuya's plan... which wound up making Kamilto wish he had died.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: After completely trouncing Yotsuya in the martial arts tournament, she had absolutely no obligation to help him, especially as a noble's daughter and a high-ranked knight. She could have blown him off, but instead heard him out, took him to her captain when he came forward with how his three friends were being held by bandits for ransom, and mounted a rescue operation with a contingent of knights and then asked to join his party on their journey and train them all in the way of the sword in lieu of a reward.
  • Rescue Romance: She grew feelings for Kazuya after she fishes her out of a lake and heals her stab wound, passing out in the process. She kisses him in his unconscious state before the other girls walk in and see.
  • Retired Badass: After Yotsuya and crew return, they learn that 15 years have passed, that Kahvel has retired and now has two children.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: Dished one of these out to Yotsuya in the first round of the tournament, beheading him in seconds.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: She will kill Kamilto the next time she sees him in revenge for her innocent subordinates who died in the death-trap filled dungeon he lured them all into.
  • War Is Hell: She flat out says that the only reason she was able to survive the "Hell" of war was because of what she learned from her adventures with Yotsuya and the others.


     Vice Corporal Kamilto
I can't understand a word you're saying, but I know you're insulting my king!

The leader of a squad transporting a group of death-row condemned "criminal heretics" from the faith of Asteros. He and his group take an immediate dislike to Yotsuya's party despite being rescued in episode 5.

  • An Arm and a Leg: At the end of episode 8, Kahvel waits in the shadows until he's sent a message back home telling the king that the "heroes" came at his group in a fit of vengeance for his actions that lead to her death in the labyrinth. Once the magic bird has taken off, she comes at him in a glorious Tranquil Fury, taking off all his limbs and asks Any Last Words? before taking his head too.
  • And Then What?: Supposing that the war goes well and Deokk manages to conquer the continent, what's going to happen when there's no one else to enslave? How is the "god king" going to keep his oath to give the widows, orphans, and crippled war-veterans one free slave per household then?
  • Cultural Posturing: As part of his introductions, he goes out of his way to insult Kahvel's nation of origin, thinking his larger country is inherently superior. Kahvel responds in kind.
  • Cycle of Revenge: Nobody knows who started it, but for generations his "King worship" faction and the Asterious "God and King" faction have been locked in a blood-feud where both sides are constantly vying to destroy everything precious to each other, for generations, the final straw being the toppling of some statues belonging to revered legendary "heroes" and the burning of some "holy texts."
  • Despair Event Horizon: Invoked. Yotsuya schemed to drive him and his men to despair in revenge for the murder of Kahvel's subordinates, to at least delay, if not stop, a pending war between Deokk and Kahvel's home country, the latter of which would lose, handily, and to rescue the three "heretic" prisoners. Yotsuya made this guy's task impossible by replacing the missionaries with mannequins, used one of Kamilto's own men in place of the pastor, and set them all on fire, using vengeance for Kahvel and two of his team-mates trapped in the maze Kamilto himself lured them into as a pretext. Now Kamilto has to answer to his "beloved" king, who isn't going to take his failure lightly.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: The narrative is an eerie match to Japan's dark history of persecution of Christianity. The emperor, worshipped as a god, saw Christianity as synonymous with "treason," and his followers put more and more pressure on the church until the church had enough and fought back, at which time Imperial decree called them "evil" and purges were undertaken, leaving no house safe.
  • Enemy Mine: The entirety of episode 6 involves him and his squad loathing the fact that they're being escorted by Yotsuya's party, especially Kahvel, but seeing as they needed to deliver their prisoners alive to Rodoboro, they had no choice but to accept the escort, especially Yotsuya's healing magic. Of course, at the very first opportunity, he betrays, tricks, and traps them in a labyrinth full of death-traps.
  • The Farmer and the Viper: Seeing them in dire straits in episode 5, Yotsuya's party rushes in to help them fight off the [Kobold] werewolves. The moment the monsters are defeated, they begin angrily glaring at the heroes and Kahvel, and it only gets worse from there.
  • Freudian Excuse: As a small child, his father came home from war badly and permanently crippled. It's only because his country's king gave the family of every badly crippled or killed war veteran one free slave that he and his surviving relatives managed to avoid starving to death in abysmal poverty.
  • The Fundamentalist: He and his squad worship their sovereign king like a god and will respond with lethal force against anyone who disagrees, the very first chance they get.
  • Moral Myopia: Attacking and declaring war with every other nation? Well, the king has good intentions, so it must be okay. The attacked nations dare to fight back? They're "evil" and must be completely conquered, the citizens enslaved. After all, how are the families of the crippled and killed soldiers expected to survive otherwise?
  • Off with His Head!: Decapitated by Kahvel's sword.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He allows the Heroes party to accompany his company, but only because they need the prisoners alive for the execution and Yatsuya is the only one capable healing magic. He is however quick to betray them and leave them to die when Tokitate gives him and his Kingdom a "Reason You Suck" Speech and the others do a poor job at hiding their agreement with her.
  • Slavery Is a Special Kind of Evil: Starting with the current king, each household in Deokk is entitled to one slave for each household as spoils of war. While this was done by the king to prevent widespread poverty, and while Yotsuya and Shindo admit it makes sense from a logical standpoint, they still don't agree with them due to the Moral Myopia in their actions.
  • Tautological Templar: Since he sees his king as an unflinchingly good man, then everything the king does must be unflinchingly good too, even if that includes conquering and enslaving every other country in the world.
  • With Us or Against Us: If you're not openly cheering for the country of Deokk and its king, especially the goal of Take Over the World, you are "evil" and must be slain.

     Orc Queen 
The primary antagonist on Jiffon Island, or so it seems.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: She is the only orc that the Dragon Disciples brought to Jiffon Island, yet she gave birth to 300 orcs, all male, before giving birth to another orc queen, who would then go on to start her own tribe when she's grown. How does that work, exactly?
  • The Heavy: The primary antagonists of the Jiffon Island quest are the Dragon Disciples, but she's the one leading the orcs the heroes have to fight for most of the arc.
  • Leonine Contract: She and her orcs promised to not eat humans as long as they're given enough Jiffon Buffalo to feed themselves. She never, ever acknowledged it, but even when the pact was in force, her children killed and ate humans.
  • Mama Bear: She is deeply protective and vindictive in protecting her children.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Orc tribes always respond with genocide when attacked, she's no exception. It doesn't matter even if orcs are the aggressors in the first place, which is clearly the case on Jiffon Island.
  • Revenge Myopia: Her children killed and ate humans, even when the pact was in force, so the humans hired mercenaries and The Heroes to deal with them. She retaliates by going after the human children, who are helpless and did nothing to her or her children.
  • Tragic Villain: She wasn't on Jiffon Island by choice. Her home village was attacked by the Dragon Disciples, leaving her the Sole Survivor. She was caged and loaded onto a ship. Then the ship was intentionally ship-wrecked on Jiffon Island, trapping her there with no way to leave.
  • Villain Has a Point: Subverted. True, she had no obligation to accept the pact from the pleading natives of Jiffon Island offering Jiffon Buffalo in exchange for not eating humans, but even though she accepted the pact, she did absolutely nothing to enforce it, letting her children kill and eat humans while the pact was in effect, and her tribe did absolutely nothing to try and feed themselves by other means, not hunting, fishing, and gathering, not animal husbandry, and certainly not agriculture. Then when the humans are cornered and seek out mercenaries to deal with her unruly "children," she has the gall to call humans "foolish." She and her tribe also do absolutely nothing in return for the food the humans provide them, despite being more than capable.

     Dragon Disciples As a Whole 
A cult seeking to revive the world ending dragons that would kill every last human in the multiverse they can get to.
  • Admiring the Abomination: They worship the world ending dragons as gods and are desperate to awaken them.
  • Agent Provocateur: They start wars and other conflicts to kill as many humans as possible, so as to offer their life energy to the dragons they worship.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Combined with Wolf in Sheep's Clothing. They put forward the face of being good and kind people, as well as being mostly harmless. They are, in fact, both especially cruel and highly dangerous, being competent fighters and mages, with plenty of combat experience, fighting either humans or monsters.
  • Human Sacrifice: They try to offer dragons enough energy to awaken by setting up ritual magics so that any humans that die within them would have their souls and vitality head to the dragon.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: They seek to revive the dragons precisely because the dragons want to kill everything.
  • Spiteful Suicide: If they're captured alive, they will kill themselves just to spite their captors.
  • Tyke Bomb: As showcased in the anime, even pre-teen children are in their ranks.