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- Action Girl: Mikoto comes off as this, being the only female member who actually fights instead of being support. the rest were simply Support Party Members.
- Badass Crew: As if Bell single-handedly defeated the Minotaur wasn't great enough, how about a handful of them single-handedly defeated 2 of the biggest Familias (the Apollo and Ishtar Familias) in the story.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Both Hestia and Lilly are vying for Bell's feelings. Fortunately, Mikoto and Haruhime didn't join in the fun.
- Guest-Star Party Member: Ryu on occasion joins them, whether by happenstance or on purpose. She was a great help in the battle against the Black Goliath, managed to take out a significant portion of the Apollo familia, and she and Bell fought side by side against the Juggernaut.
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: So far we had an Adorkable kid who can do anything except talking to women, a Goddess who is a drunk and had a problem recruiting adventurers, a supporter who carries a lot of physical and emotional weight, a Cool Big Bro who is a Blacksmith, a Swordswoman with an obsession towards baths, and a Hooker with a Heart of Gold who can't get any customers. What a crew.
- True Companions: In spite of their differences, they still care about each other.
The main protagonist of the series.
Starting off as a rookie adventurer, Bell's life is put at risk after coming across a high-level minotaur. However, he is saved by the seasoned adventurer Aiz Wallenstein and ends up developing a crush on her. After the event, Bell ends up acquiring a rare skill, Realis Phrase, that allows for him to accelerate his growth so long as it corresponds with his strong feelings towards achieving something... such as catching up to Aiz.
- Above the Influence: Despite what his grandfather told him to do, he doesn't seem to like taking advantage of women. Unfortunately, Hermes tricks him into doing it by claiming he wanted to talk to Bell privately, only to lead him to a spot where they could see the women's bath before inadvertently making Bell fall into the bath as well. Luckily for him, a number of them (especially Hestia) didn't mind. As for the others, especially Lefiya... not so much.
- Accidental Pervert: Happens from time to time, though it's probably a given due to how many women are around him. Usually due to Hermes' schemes.
- Saves him in Volume 7, where his accidental wandering into Haruhime's room and being mistaken for a client allows him to hide from his pursuers.
- Adorkable: He's so innocent and kind that many people (mostly women) warm up to him almost immediately.
- All-Loving Hero: If he's able, he will come to the aid of anyone under monster threat, even those who have betrayed, harmed, or attempted to kill him and those he cares about. In fact, he is so all-loving that he is willing to alienate the entirety of Oratoria and jeopardize his reputation to save the sentient monster Wiene.
- All Men Are Perverts: Downplayed. He may not be willing to cross certain lines such as deliberately peeking on naked women, but he certainly doesn't mind being subjected to Marshmallow Hell from a goddess like Demeter.
- Almighty Janitor: Takes on Asterius, a Black Rhinos Xenos rated as a Level 7 threat, on his own even while he's a Level 3. He loses, but the fact that he's even alive at all is amazing (but this is partially due to Asterius' sense of honor).
- Amazon Chaser: Chases after Aiz to one day be on the same level as her.
- Animal Motifs: Bell often gets compared to a White Bunny—makes sense due to his albinism and Lightning Bruiser style of combat. Unfortunately for Bell, it makes it easy for him to be the butt of certain rabbit-related jokes, such as in the novels, when Lily disguised herself as a wolf-person, at least one onlooker said the "wolf" could eat the "rabbit" as emergency provisions.
- Apologizes a Lot: Does this often, usually when he ends up accidentally doing something perverted to women.
- Badass Adorable: Frequently called cute because of his rabbit-like appearance.
- Bad Liar: Bell Cranel Cannot Keep a Secret, but this is less because he blabs his mouth and more because he's a terrible liar.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Bell joins Hestia Familia because no one else would take him in, while she approached him and offered him the opportunity.
- Beware the Nice Ones: A genuine Nice Guy for the most part, but will get angry if someone he cares about gets hurt.
- BFS: He gets one later on.
- Implied. Informed Attractiveness is an epidemic in this series; you can never really be sure how attractive anyone is until you hear them described. Bell's case was worse than most because as the viewpoint character we never really do. That said, in Sword Oratoria, when Lefiya first bumps into him, he's said to have "rubellite eyes" and "snow white hair". He's never outright stated to be attractive, but it seems that if he's not a bishonen already, he will be in a couple of years. Meanwhile, he's drawn as more generically moe.
- Hestia adores his "cool looks" and admonishes Lili for thinking that she could imitate him beyond the surface level.
- Book Dumb: He admits that he doesn't read many books, other than hero stories.
- Born Lucky: He's an extremely fortunate person, having been saved by Aiz just as she was coming back up from an expedition and obtaining a ridiculously powerful and unheard of growth skill. This is further exemplified by the "Luck" skill he obtained after killing the Minotaur and reaching Level 2, which increases the chance of good things happening to him that might even help his friends. For instance, while visiting a casino for the first time, he manages to turn a mere three chips into 10,800 chips (a difference of 3,600 times) by repeatedly betting on a single number on roulette. note At first, Bell tries to pass this off as Beginner's Luck, but the results are increasingly obvious to him as he continues winning.Bell: Haha... I was just lucky. [gets the roulette on the mark for the second time] Ahaha it's just luck. [gets another one perfectly] I was lucky again... [on the mark again] Luc... ky?! [on the mark one more time, giving him a mountain of chips as he stares on speechless]
Onlookers: How lucky is he?!
- Boy Meets Girl: Has a strange habit of doing this. The series opens with him being saved by Aiz even.
- Can't Act Perverted Toward a Love Interest: Inverted. Bell is willing to act perverted only toward Aiz, it led to a Good Angel, Bad Angel moment in the third volume. Lampshade by Hestia after the events of volume 5.
- The Champion: Starting from Volume 1, he has sworn himself to Aiz. Can't actually act on that, though. Even if he were strong enough, he would be Bodyguarding a Badass.
- Charged Attack: Argonaut. Though it's only the charging move, he can enhance his magic or physical attacks.
- Chick Magnet: Bell's sheer niceness has both Hestia and Lili falling for him (his cute looks also help). Even Eina, who is trained to not get attached to any particular adventurers, can't help but feel some level of attraction towards him, though it isn't clear if its romantic or not. There's even the goddesses who followed Hestia on her date who all take a liking to Bell and form a mob around him much to his confusion. Volume 7 starts off with an Amazoness of the Ishtar Familia taking a liking to him, dragging him off to the Familia home, and him getting mobbed by the many Amazonesses in the Familia who all want to have their way with him. The girls at the Hostess of Fertility also admire his tush and lament that Syr had gotten engaged to "Bell" earlier that day.
- The Chosen One: He comes under the attention of Freya who becomes obsessed with making him stronger and nurturing him to his full potential.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: He goes out of his way to help Lili, even after she betrays him and leaves him for dead.
- Classical Anti-Hero: He's unskilled in combat, socially awkward, cowardly, self-deprecating, perverted, overly idealistic and basically gets out of every battle he's in with a combination of luck, help from his friends, and sheer grit. He also has a tendency to charge headfirst into every situation, which does not seem like a problem, except it almost kills him several times. If it weren't for his personal magnetism and divine backing he likely would not have gotten as far as he did (that, and his absolutely insane level of power). He's a lot like Jason in that sense, which is where the name of his Skill, Argonaut, comes from.
- Clueless Chick Magnet: Doesn't seem to realize that there are girls falling for him left and right in his single-minded pursuit of Aiz.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: In Memoria Freese's Ais Catastrophe campaign that crosses over with Date A Live, he's subjected to the receiving end of one by a fake Kaguya Yamai, which results in his bones being broken and his flesh getting ripped in front of his friends, fortunately Shido came to the rescue.
- Commonality Connection: Bell is attached to Lilly because he saw how lonely she was, much like him before Hestia invited him to join her familia.
- Conveniently an Orphan: His only family was his grandfather who then died half a month before the start of the series.
- Covert Pervert: While he's a nice guy, his goal at first was to get a harem. While he's grown out of this, he still reacts positively to marshmallow hells. In the manga, he also wants to play with Liliruca's tail, fully aware of her Fantastic Arousal concerning her ears.
- The Cutie: Most older characters comment on this the first time they see him, especially the goddesses that interrupt his "date" with Hestia.
- Defensive Feint Trap: In the War Games, at least in the anime, he deliberately drops his Hestia Knife in front of Hyacinth, in order to lure The Bully into launching a reckless attack. It works like a charm.
- Determinator: Wants to become a high-level adventurer as soon as possible in order to catch up to Aiz. In episode 11, despite his massive injuries, he singlehandedly carries an unconscious Lili and Welf to the 18th floor of the dungeon, barely getting past a boss that was in the process of respawning while also being physically exhausted.
- Divine Parentage: Downplayed. In episode 13, Hermes mentions "Zeus's grandson" as he watches Bell defeat the Goliath, implying that Bell's grandfather was actually the most powerful deity in their world. In the light novels, however, it was noted that Zeus is only his adopted grandfather, and he is as much a human as everyone else. This does explain why he was raised to be a Harem Seeker though, since Zeus is infamous for sleeping with everybody.
- Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Gets dragged into the pleasure quarters against his will, gets grabbed by Aisha and dragged into Ishtar's HQ, spends the whole night fleeing from them, and when he manages to escape and get home, he gets yelled at, and punished, by Hestia, who pointedly refuses to listen to anyone else speaking on his behalf and berates him so strongly he's too shaken to speak on his own behalf.
- Dramatic Irony: Played for Laughs. Bell went into the Dungeon to make a harem only to fall for Aiz and give up on it. Yet in doing so he gained a harem and is completely oblivious to it.
- Dual Wielding: Bell eventually becomes a dual-wielder after obtaining a second weapon to coincide with the normal dagger he started off with.
- One of his knives later on just so happens to be made of minotaur horn.
- Empathic Weapon: The Hestia Knife grows in tandem with Bell's own growth—that is to say, it gets stronger as he does—and since his growth is fueled by his emotions and want to get better, it fits.
- Emotional Powers: Due to the Realis Phrase skill, his growth will accelerate depending on how strong his feelings are.
- Even the Guys Want Him: Apollo is very... interested in getting Bell to join his Familia in Volume 6.
- Famed In-Story: Granted, anyone that levels up gains some small amount of renown, but Bell is especially famous for shattering the record on how fast a rookie became Level 2.
- Farm Boy: Lived and worked in a farm when he was younger.
- Fragile Speedster: He relies mainly on his speed and doesn't like to take hits thus his Endurance stat is very low while his Agility stat is his best.
- Gut Feeling: Bell is very quick to determine who is and is not a good candidate for being a member of his party, not to mention his Familia, on first glance, despite not knowing anything about that person, or even at times that someone more rational might turn them away, and would be justified in doing so. He has yet to regret his decisions.
- Harem Seeker: Bell was one due to his grandfather's influence. Averted as of now, as he is madly in love with Aiz and gave up looking for a harem. In spite of that, he has girls falling for him all around him, meaning he has the harem he was looking for in the first place, he just doesn't realize it.
- Hero Protagonist: This is his story because the title is his goal.
- Heroic Albino: Comes with white hair and red eyes and is one of the most heroic characters of the story.
- Heroic Wannabe: Bell wants to be seen as a heroic figure. He got the Skill Argonaut due to this.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: He has a pretty low viewpoint of himself. Ryu outright tells him to think more highly of himself, but just telling him to will not fix this problem. Given the fact that Bell almost always fights opponents much stronger and more skilled than he is, this sort of opinion perpetuates itself.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Subverted. With regards to Liliruca, he originally seems to be the this because Liliruca robs him blind, and he lets her. In the final analysis, however, he averts this completely. In the manga, he learns her entire backstory, and gambles on her becoming The Atoner. In the anime, after nothing more than a mere look at her and a very short conversation with the adventurers extorting her, ie, they try to recruit him to do the same, he is able to puzzle out most (if not all) of her Freudian Excuse, and he decides to stand by her, no matter what. It works.
- I Didn't Mean to Turn You On: His reaction whenever he strokes Lili's animal appendages.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: He is one of the noblest characters in the series. It's also the reason he's a Chick Magnet.
- Prior to defeating the minotaur, Bell's soul was almost completely pure. Bell's memory of the minotaur traumatized him and prevented him from truly fulfilling this trope, as Freya explains to Ottar. After defeating the minotaur...It was shining.
Bell's spirit shone through.
Bright enough to burn his image in Freya's eyes.
Despite being so radiant, the light from his soul was still clear.
A pure wish.
He was pure, no hidden agenda and completely clean. The boy only had one thing on his mind.
Unlimited possibilities were blooming within Bell.
- Later on, Bell Cranel actually ends up No Selling Ishtar's Charm Person ability, because Bell Cranel's Skill makes him too pure to be swayed by the glamour of even a goddess.
- It's also the reason why Aiz is so obsessed with him, as his pureness reminds her of her past self. She goes to great lengths to ensure that he stays pure.
- Prior to defeating the minotaur, Bell's soul was almost completely pure. Bell's memory of the minotaur traumatized him and prevented him from truly fulfilling this trope, as Freya explains to Ottar. After defeating the minotaur...
- Innocent Cohabitation: Lives with Hestia. Hestia of course wishes it wasn't so innocent. Later joined by Lilly, Welf and Mikoto.
- In-Series Nickname:
- Bete calls him "Tomato Kid" after an incident where a slain minotaur's blood spilled all over him and he ran around town all red.
- Tiona calls him "Argonaut" after the fight against the Minotaur, comparing Bell with the story's hero.
- Since the sixth novel it seems everyone on Orario refers to him as "Rabbit". For example, he being chased is referred by townpeople as a "rabbit chase", while some chasers refers him as such to his face.
- Insecure Love Interest: As much as Bell loves and respects Aiz, he also feels unworthy to stand by her side unless he gets much stronger. Interesting enough, this also applies to Hestia, as well. It's implied that one of the reasons why Bell doesn't respond to her feelings is a combination of his devotion to her under the belief that gods are above everyone and the vast difference between their lifespans. Hestia herself doesn't seem to mind, claiming that even when Bell does die, she'll come looking for him, no matter how long it takes.
- Intrinsic Vow: From the prologue onward, Bell is devoted only towards Aiz. It's hard to imagine him ever giving up Aiz for anyone else. For this reason, he is able to ignore a goddess of beauty's Charm Person ability, which was previously thought to be impossible.
- Mistaken for Gay: At one point, by Aiz herself. She believed that the "person he wanted to catch up to" was Bete, since they were both speed-type blade users (not relizing that she herself is a speed-type blade user). To her credit, she's not fond of that theory.
- Keet: Pretty easily excitable. Especially when he gets new weapons and magic.
- Kid Hero: Only 14 years old and yet one of the most well-known adventurers in Orario.
- Killer Rabbit: Considering his Animal Motif, it's an apt description for him.
- Knight in Shining Armor: He's got the personality of one, but he strives to become the toughest version of this.
- Knife Nut: He wields a dagger.
- Likes Older Women: Not deliberately, but every girl that Bell (14 years old) has an emotionally significant attachment to are significantly older than him, from Eina (19 years old), Hestia (thousands of years old) to Aiz (16 years old), the love of his life. His childish personality, however, causes these relationships to invariably be one between a big sister and little brother rather than lovers proper.
- Lightning Bruiser: After his training with Aiz, his stats are S with Magic at B, his Agility is SS. As a Level 2, his stats are SS in Volume 6, with Magic at A and Agility at SSS. To put this in perspective, the Loki Familia didn't even know that stats went above S.
- Limit Break: Hero's Strike. It makes him shine white while a bell tolls, and then he releases huge amounts of energy in one strike. It nearly vaporizes the Goliath that appears in Episode 13.
- Love at First Sight: Bell towards Aiz after the latter rescues him from a minotaur.
- Luck Stat: Eventually gains a "Luck" stat down the line, which will allow him to possibly pull off a justified Deus ex Machina or two.
- Lucky Rabbit's Foot: He may not be an actual rabbit, or even a Hume Bunny, but people have called him a lucky rabbit on at least one occasion, such as when he was at a casino and had such a spectacular winning streak all onlookers were shocked. Syr even sought for his presence in a high-stakes gambling game to improve their odds of winning.
- Luminescent Blush: Whenever Aiz is in the picture, as well as when Hestia gets a little too flirtatious.
- Magnetic Hero: A more subdued example. He is willing to risk his life to protect his comrades who are also often just as ostracized as he was. He has earned the enmity of many though, and his reputation does not discourage others from taking advantage of him or trying to rob him.
- Marshmallow Hell: He's subjected to having his head in between a girl's chest a few times, but hilariously he's reacted positively to them.
- Meta Power-Up: His skill, "Realis Phrase" enables him to increase his stats at a quicker rate. It also lets him break the usual limit far more quickly, with most of his stats hitting Rank SS and sometimes SSS when Rank S is usually considered the pinnacle of power.
- Mr. Imagination: Not in the modern "Chuunibyou" sense as he's in an fantasy universe, but he is too much into the heroes in Classical Mythology.
- My Greatest Failure: Views having to get rescued by Aiz from a minotaur as this. As a result, he constantly tries to get stronger so that he'll never need to be rescued like that ever again, in addition to catching up to her in terms of skills and strength. The thought of having to be saved by her again from a Minotaur again was what triggered his Heroic Second Wind when previously he was just getting brutalized by the monster.
- Nice Guy: One of the nicest guy the series has to offer.
- Not Distracted by the Sexy: His stance in general when women try to pick him up or flirt with him. Ishtar's attempts to seduce/charm him with her powers also completely fails because of his Single-Target Sexuality feelings towards Aiz.
- Oblivious to Love: Utterly fails to pick up on Hestia and Syr's affection for him, and they can't be blamed for being too subtle, given the outright Love Confessions they each gave him.
- Only the Chosen May Wield: His "Hestia Knife" is only useful if he's wielding it, due to Hestia's blessing being imprinted on the weapon. Lilliluka is shocked to find out it was worth maybe 30 Vals when she tried to pawn it off after stealing it from him, whereas a typical generic weapon would be worth hundreds or thousands of vals.
- Paralyzing Fear of Sexuality: As much as he loves marshmallow hells, and has quite an active "imagination," if a woman genuinely comes on to him, even his beloved Aiz, he shrieks and tries to run away. This is sometimes played for laughs, like with the aforementioned Aiz, and sometimes played for drama, as with the Ishtar familia.
- Passing the Torch: His desire to pick up chicks has been driven into him by his grandfather.
- Playing with Fire/Shock and Awe: Gains the "Firebolt" spell after reading a spell-book.
- Power Glows: When he uses the Argonaut skill, his arm glows, and when he uses Hero's Strike, his whole body turns white.
- Power of Trust: He turns his party members from mere acquaintances into True Companions by giving them his trust when any rational person wouldn't. It has certainly worked with Liliruca and Welf Crozzo.
- Red Baron: After defeating a Minotaur and reaching Level 2, the gods dub him "The World's Fastest Rabbit" for his emphasis on agility and for reaching Level 2 in the span of a month when most adventurers take at least a year to do the same. He also gets the less impressive "Little Rookie", but given what was seen in the Light Novels it could have been a hell of a lot worse.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Bell isn't villainous, but get him determined enough and he's most certainly dangerous.
- Screams Like a Little Girl: In the anime, particularly in episode 7 when he tries to dodge Aiz and lands his face in her rear. He absolutely screeches. It has to be heard to be believed.
- It is outright stated in Volume 7 that he sounded like Hestia when he screamed.
- Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: For several episodes, whenever he saw Aiz, his reaction is to run away. It isn't until Eina brings Aiz in and his escape gets barricaded does he finally get to talk to Aiz.
- Single-Target Sexuality: Is so in love with Aiz that he doesn't notice the other female character's affections towards him. Actually becomes an important plot point when Bell is staring down Ishtar, a goddess of beauty. She's unable to charm him as a result of his single-minded quest to impress Aiz.
- Situational Sword: He later obtains the Ox Slayer skill, which greatly ramps up his stats whenever he's up against anything that can be classified as an ox. This primarily extends to minotaurs.
- Skewed Priorities: He becomes an adventurer in the hopes of one day rescuing a Damsel in Distress and beginning a Rescue Romance. There are some glaring problems with this plan and the first is that any girl he finds in the Dungeon will almost certainly be a Action Girl.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Yen Press insists his surname has two L's.
- Stock Light-Novel Hero: Bell seems to be a cross between this and Stock Shōnen Hero. He starts off being deemed weak by everyone and rejected from most familia, which led him to a steep learning curve of training to increasing his power and actually has to be rescued several times. However he is able to rapidly grow in strength compared to everyone else due to his unique skill Realis Phrase, going from being overwhelmed by a Minotaur to being the one to defeat the borderline Hopeless Boss Fight. While he is introduced as a Harem Seeker who goes dungeon crawling to try and pick up girls, this gets dropped early on and he ends up being a Chick Magnet who acquires his own Unwanted Harem. Unlike most light novel protagonists, his physical appearance stands out due to being an albino and he doesn't belong to any modern society which is reflected in his fashion. In addition, while he isn't exactly an Idiot Hero he has been known to have a Horrible Judge of Character, being naive and overly trusting.
- Stock Shōnen Hero: As mentioned above, Bell takes aspects from both this and Stock Light-Novel Hero. His Shonen traits come from how he started off very weak and overshadowed by everyone, before working gradually towards becoming stronger. He's also quite cheerful and while not quite an Idiot Hero does tend to be blissfully ignorant. Also, his appearance heavily stands out with him being a Heroic Albino with Anime Hair.
- Super Gullible: Bell is very easily lured in by gestures of kindness. Hestia worries about him as he got conned by Lili before her HeelFace Turn, while Lili is concerned he has fallen for it again with Welf.
- Superpower Lottery: His "Realis Phrase" ability, which Hestia mentions is a pretty rare skill to have. It lets him to level grind extremely quickly, allowing him to become a Level 2 Adventurer in a month. We have not really received any frame of reference for as to what a normal rate of growth is, but the former record is one year! And that was previously held by Aiz.
- Taken even further down the line when he hits Level 3 within a month after reaching Level 2...and then hitting Level 4 in 2 months after that!
- Tears of Fear: At the start, he was scared of minotaurs due to nearly being killed by one at the outset of the story. He mostly gets over it after killing the minotaur sent after him by Ottar, later going on to kill minotaur by the bunch.
- Took a Level in Badass: Actively grinding them:
- He starts off with just a normal dagger, but has gained new skills, spells, weapons, and armor, ever since.
- He goes from screaming in fear from a Minotaur to felling a Silverback, an eleventh floor monster, by himself. And in episode 8, he defeats an even tougher minotaur himself, utilizing all the training, equipment, and skills he's acquired up to that point. Everyone present during that scene was entirely shocked by how fast he's grown.
- In Volume 6, he was able to go from being completely shut-down by the Level 3 Hyacinthus, to fighting on par then exceeding Hyacinthus in every aspect, in the span of one week. Only from training with Tiona and Aiz.
- In Volume 7, he goes from being beat-down by Aisha alone, to giving a literal beatdown to Phryne, smashing her through a stone floor, and then immediately afterward facing Aisha one on one to beat her down with an Elemental Punch to the gut.
- In Volume 11, he's able to hold his own against a level 7 threat despite being so many levels below Asterius at the time.
- True Companions: When he makes friends, he makes them for life. Welf and Lili are fiercely loyal to him and all three would be willing to risk death for each other.
- Turn the Other Cheek: It has yet to be shown anyone who has earned Bell's grudge, and people have done some truly horrific things to him, and his loved ones.
- Unskilled, but Strong: A variation. Bell is more of the self trained version of the trope, as he relies mainly on his speed to overpower his enemies, which works when he's fighting weaker monsters but fails completely to help him against tougher monsters until he gets the Hestia Knife. It's only after training with Aiz that he gains the skills needed to fight effectively. Even then, he still struggles against human opponents. Aiz later on gives him some tips, (namely on how to feint) but never an actual fighting style, in spite of her comments (in the manga, at least) that most of the knife fighters she's encountered also use martial arts.
- By Volume 8 this is Averted, too: Eina notes that he fought on par with adventurers of his level in spite of the fact that he had far less experience.
- Unwanted Harem: Hestia, Lilliluka, Syr, Freya and possibly Eina, have all shown some form of interest in him.
- Up to Eleven: Realis Phrase affects his growth this way. It's essentially a 100% XP boost Up to Eleven.
- Weapon of Choice: He's primarily been a Knife Nut. He also tends to use swords when his knives won't cut it (which is often given the kind of enemies he faces).
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's understandably frightened by minotaurs, given that he was almost killed by one. When Freya and Ottar realised this, the former had the latter find and train a minotaur to unleash on Bell to force him to grow past his fear and become a better adventurer. Bell almost died, but he succeeded in defeating the minotaur, and every minotaur after that did not instill fear in Bell the way the first and second did.
- Worthy Opponent: The Xenos Asterius considers Bell to be his greatest rival despite being far stronger than Bell because in his past life he was the Minotaur Bell faced on the 9th floor.
- You Remind Me of X: When he regains consciousness and finds Aiz Wallenstein giving him a Lap Pillow, he initially mistakes her for his mother.
The Goddess of the Hestia Familia.
Newly arriving on the lower world, Hestia, after multiple failures, finally starts her own familia after recruiting Bell. As a result, Hestia cares deeply for her only familia member, and strives to help Bell grow to become a powerful adventurer in any way she can.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: She gets on her hands and knees when asking Hephaestus to make a knife for Bell. Made more prominent by the fact that she does this at a party in full view of a lot of others.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Is head over heels for Bell, who only has eyes for Aiz.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Among the other gods and goddesses, Hestia was always looked down and treated as an outcast. Her arriving in the mortal realm has her aiming to prove herself better by leading her own familia.
- Badass in Distress: Mord's familia kidnaps her in order to lure Bell into a duel. Justified in that she shouldn't even be there, and unleashing her divine powers is against the rules, so she more or less is just a regular Human when not using her divinity.
- Big Breast Pride: Uses this against Loki.
- Bokukko: She uses the Japanese male pronoun boku to refer to herself when talking.
- Bookworm: She is an avid reader.
- Breakout Character: Fan art, stories, and cosplay based on the character have exploded onto the internet, far more than any other character.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: One of her most defining character traits. She hates it when any woman gets a little too friendly with Bell, especially Aiz and Lilliluka. When Bell ends up seeing the female members of the cast bathing (including her) she gets upset. Not because he saw her naked, but because he saw other girls naked.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique:
- Twenty-Four Hour Dogeza! Though it is a bit of a subversion as it doesn't really cause Hestia any harm aside from cramping and aching joints for a few days. She performed it to get Hephaestus to make Bell a new knife.Hestia: [continuing to prostrate herself] It's an ultimate secret technique that grants forgiveness for any act and grants any and all requests... said Takemikazuchi.
- In a more serious example she releases the seal on her power to save Bell later.
- Twenty-Four Hour Dogeza! Though it is a bit of a subversion as it doesn't really cause Hestia any harm aside from cramping and aching joints for a few days. She performed it to get Hephaestus to make Bell a new knife.
- Determinator: Much like how Bell is determined to fight, grow stronger, and win Aiz's affection, Hestia stop at nothing to make sure that Bell becomes a seasoned adventurer.
- Divine Date: She is a goddess in love with the mortal Bell. Unfortunately for her, he doesn't feel the same way.
- Drowning My Sorrows: Episode 5 of the anime opens with her chugging down tankards of booze whilst bemoaning Bell's lack of reciprocation for her feelings, stopping only when she lets out a smoke-gushing belch before collapsing face-first onto the table and devolving into Inelegant Blubbering.
- Does Not Like Shoes: In the manga and light novels, she never wears shoes except when she is at a job, but the anime gives her a pair of flip flop sandals that she sometimes wears.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: When Hestia releases her divine power, her hair clips fall off and her hair falls down from its Girlish Pigtails.
- Expressive Hair: Her pigtails can move with her emotion, becoming straight and rigid when she's surprised or angry.
- Fatal Flaw: She's terrible with money. Even after seizing all of Apollo's assets she decides to blow it all on extravagant renovations to his mansion to accommodate the new members of her familia (who at this point is just four members strong, nowhere near enough to justify staying in a mansion). What's worse is that these assets could of instead been used to help pay off her already-overwhelming 200 million valis debt to Hephaestus, an amount that is implied will take her decades, if not centuries to work off on her own.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Almost all of the gods and goddesses have expressed dismay about her quirks.
- Fun Size: She's considered short even among the gods. This in part led to her nickname "Loli-Big-Boobs".
- Genki Girl: Energetic persona, especially towards Bell. She's almost certainly the most out going of any God's seen in the series.
- Girlish Pigtails: She wears her hair in two twintails, and she is Immortally Immature.
- The Glomp: She loves tackle hugging Bell if he's away for too long.
- Hidden Depths: In book 6, she shows some major talent for diplomatic maneuvering and negotiation. Furthermore she shows surprisingly good tactical foresight for combat, and although she isn't able to fight in the War Games, she comes up with several impressive strategies for her Familia to use.
- Hopeless Suitor: Her feelings for Bell are made pretty clear, but Bell simply sees her as family.These thoughts went through Hestia's mind as she lay happily in Bell's embrace.
This is true love. We are perfect for each other.
In this last moment, Hestia misunderstood in a very big way.
- Hot Goddess: In the manga and anime there is a lot of focus on her chest, legs, and feet.
- I Call It "Vera": The knife Hestia gives Bell to defeat the Silverback is named "Hestia Knife" by her.
- Iconic Item: Her breast ribbon. The Memetic Mutation it caused was actually reported by British tabloids.
- Immortal Immaturity: She's an eons old immortal goddess, who behaves like a bratty child. The novels explains her behavior with this trope.
- Innocent Cohabitation: Lives with Bell, though she wouldn't mind if it wasn't so innocent.
- In-Series Nickname: Many give her a variant of "Loli-Big-Boobs".
- Irony: In Classical Mythology, Hestia is the goddess of family. Her familia consisted of just one official member for a while before they actually managed to get new members, and yet is still comparatively small to most other familias. She was also a virgin goddess, yet one of her goals in-series is to be in a relationship with Bell. The latter part is acknowledged In-Universe and later Played for Drama in order to highlight the Deliberate Values Dissonance in how the gods see sex.
- Lazy Bum: Before she met Bell, she lived off Hephaestus. This is explained as Hestia being the god of hearths, while Hephaestus is the god of blacksmiths. Thus, a commonality.
- Like Brother and Sister: Bell does appreciate Hestia's company (in fact, in the fifth volume of the light novels Hestia actually wakes up Bell through The Power of Love), but he does not see Hestia as anything other than family.
- Loser Deity: Hestia is regarded as a joke among her fellow gods. For a long time she was unable to recruit anyone into her familia and initially survived by freeloading off Hephaestus. She also had a reputation as one of the only virgin gods who was never able to find a man in heaven. Loki in particular has great fun bullying Hestia over her poverty and short stature. Even after Hestia lucks out and recruits her first member, Bell Cranel, they are forced to face poor living accommodations of an abandoned church with Hestia working several part-time jobs to help them get by.
- Malicious Misnaming: Since she dislikes Aiz, she always calls her "Wallenwhatsit".
- Marshmallow Hell: Her glomps sometimes end up putting Bell through this.
- New Job as the Plot Demands: After being indebted to Hephaestus after convincing her to make Bell a Legendary Weapon, Hestia takes up an assortment of part-time jobs to pay off her loan, including working at the Hephaestus familia store at the Babel, as well as a food stall attendant.
- Nice Girl: Every other deity mocked Hephaestus for being ugly. Hestia didn't, which is part of the reason as to why they lived with each other for such a long time. While she can be a bit of a Clingy Jealous Girl, she is still fairly compassionate, and is even willing to help Bell get stronger for his own happiness, even at the expense of her own.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: While she may have had no other choice than unsealing her powers to deal with the jerkass adventurers who kidnapped her and tried to murder Bell, Liliruca, and Welf, doing so awakened an irregular boss monster that very nearly killed everybody.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Hestia is usually very upfront and unashamed in her flirtations towards Bell. However one instance has her being flustered, when Bell is so tired that he agrees to Hestia's teasing suggestion to sleep in the same bed. Hestia had expected Bell to become embarrassed, but he was so tired he didn't care.
- Older Than They Look: She looks and acts like a young teenage girl, but she's actually a Physical God who's millennias old.
- Rag Tag Bunch Of Misfits: How she and Bell came together as a familia was because they were both rejects looking for companionship.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her twintails are long enough to fall past her waist.
- Really 700 Years Old: She's a goddess that looks like a 140cm-tall teen.
- Sexy Backless Outfit: Her mini dress leaves her back exposed.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: Doesn't mind Bell seeing her naked at all in episode 12 after Hermes causes him to slip into the women's bathing area while making him peek on them together.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: While quite attractive already, she goes the extra mile to look nice for Bell on a date, washing up at a divine bath house and wearing her hair down.
- She's Got Legs: She has no problems showing off her legs to tease anyone.
- Sitcom Archnemesis: To Loki and Lili. In the case of Lili its over winning Bell's affection, and when they aren't getting jealous over each other they do get along fairly well.
- The Tease: She's not above flirting with Bell or showing off her assets to make him react. While she does it out of her own attraction to him, she sometimes does it to mess with him.
- Tsundere: She can quickly lapse into anger when she gets jealous before abruptly reverting back to sweet when trying to woo Bell.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Her actions to unseal her powers to deal with her kidnappers resulted in the awakening of a powerful irregular floor boss.
- Unknown Rival: To Aiz Wallenstein, due to being Bell's primary crush and leads Hestia to be extremely jealous. Though Aiz for the most is indifferent towards Hestia and unaware of the goddess's hostility towards her.
- Work Off the Debt: The knife she begged Hephaestus to make for Bell turns out to have cost a staggering two hundred million valis. For some context, during the first season, Bell was looking at gear that cost just a few thousand valis, and considered that to be a bit too expensive for him. He suffers a Color Failure moment when he finds out, though Hestia tells them not to worry about it as she considered this her own personal debt, and not that of her familia. Considering the various and likely low paying jobs she was seen working, it likely would take centuries for Hestia to pay that amount off.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: When she's not squabbling with Liliruca over Bell's affection the two get along quite well.
A Prum thief of the Soma Familia. Though thanks to a spell she often disguises herself as a chientroupe, or beastman.
Liliruca, generally referred to as Lili, acts as a supporter for adventurers she teams up with by acting as the mule to pick up money and items dropped off the monsters that her teammates kill (though she can still fight on her own). She eventually forms a group with Bell after catching an interest in the Goddess dagger he has equipped, but later becomes a friend and his true Supporter after he saves her life. She unofficially becomes a member of the Hestia Familia as a result.
- Archer Archetype: While as a Supporter she usually won't be in a position to attack, she uses a wrist-mounted crossbow if the need rises. Extra materials note this is the Prums' preferred weapon as it compensates for their smaller size.
- The Atoner: Attempts to do this with Bell after being rescued by him despite trying to screw him over and leaving him behind when a large group of dangerous monsters surround him.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: At first, she was only interested in supporting Bell so she could steal from him. However over time, she gets to see more and more of Bell's kind side and comes to rethink her opinion towards him.
- After one run, they make quite a bit of money, and he happily gives her half of it without a second thought. He then explains that he couldn't have earned that much on his own, which starts to change her opinion of him.
- When Lili requests for a day off and willing to accept a penalty, Bell brushes it aside and lets her off without any hassle at all, while adding that she could take a day off whenever she wanted.
- What ultimately allows Lili to pull a HeelFace Turn. In spite of betraying Bell, stealing from him, lying to him, and leaving him to die, Bell comes back and saves her. This completely changes her opinion on Bell and allows her to see not all adventurers are bad, and from then on in becomes truly loyal to Bell.
- Bare Your Midriff: Underneath her cloak, Lili wears this.
- Broken Bird: Episode 6 reveals that her parents died in the dungeon when she was young. Adventurers then ridiculed her constantly, giving her almost nothing for all of her work, and when she tried to find a new job, they would trash the place just to spite her. She grows to hate adventurers as a result of these actions.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: She becomes this towards Bell after he rescues her from being left-for-dead by her Familia. Hestia in particularly is unhappy with Lili's attempts to make some moves on Bell.
- Commonality Connection: Bell is attached to Lilly because he saw how lonely she was, much like him before Hestia invited him to join her familia.
- Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like: When Bell, whom she just betrayed moments before and Left for Dead, of all people, comes to her rescue after she's been mugged by the adventurers of Soma Familia and left for dead herself, she angrily rants and raves at him for it while crying uncontrollably. Bell responds by giving her a much needed Cool Down Hug.
- Conscience Makes You Go Back: Subverted when she stole Bell's knife and left him outnumbered and on his own, but not in the way you might expect. Moments after the act she was working hard to justify it to herself not to turn back and help Bell. She might just have turned back, but she gets mugged almost immediately by the wastrels in her familia.
- Crush Blush: Usually whenever Bell strokes her animal appendages.
- Defector from Decadence: She defects from the Soma Familia after being Left for Dead.
- Do Not Call Me "Paul": Prefers Bell to call her Lili rather than Liliruca.
- Dudley Do-Right Stops to Help: She meets Bell this way, when she bumps into him while running from an irate adventurer. His first instinct is to stop the guy's sword attack. When questioned, Bell says he saved Lilliluka because she was a girl, not understanding why he was chasing her.
- Easily Forgiven: Though really only when the person forgiving her is Bell.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: She's very confused to Bell's kind gestures and at one point outright questions why he cares for her. But, it's Bell's kindness for her which ultimately leads to her HeelFace Turn.
- Fantastic Arousal: She gets a little turned on when Bell plays with her cat ears in episode 7.
- Fantastic Racism: Due to the years of abuse at the hands of the adventurers from the Soma Familia, she comes to despise all adventurers, including Bell. She is unable to understand why Bell is so nice to her and brushes it off as him being too stupid to see she's deceiving him and using him. However her view changes once Bell saves her life, just after she had betrayed him. From then on in she gains Undying Loyalty for Bell.
- Freudian Excuse:
- She was constantly ridiculed by adventurers prior to Bell. As a result, she grew to mistrust them, and tried to screw them over as much as she thought she could get away with, such as splitting the money with Bell by 40/60, and sometimes 30/70, instead of 50/50.
- There's also the part where her parent's death left her effectively as an indentured servant among a bunch of well-armed junkies, and she looks to be about toddler-age when that happened (although she's a prum, so she could have been older). Not to mention any attempt at simply leaving Soma Familia to live a non-adventurer's life led directly to her familia mates following her and literally stomping out said attempt.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Before meeting Bell, almost everyone she has been in a team with has expressed dismay about her quirks as a thieving trickster.
- HeelFace Turn: At first, Bell was a sap she was trying to con, but she eventually developed an interest in him.
- Heroic Willpower: She becomes the first person ever to fight off the effects of Soma's wine. This act so impresses Soma that not only does he let Lili leave his familia, he drastically changes the way he treats and interacts with his children.
- Hobbits: Her race, the Prums, are essentially a bunch of less-hairy hobbits or gnomes.
- Honorary True Companion: She for all intents and purposes is part of Hestia Familia after her Left for Dead arc, but can't officially join until she gains enough money to break Soma's contract. Once Soma does let her leave, she officially joins Hestia's Familia.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Due to her being much smaller than Bell. Note that Bell isn't that big himself.
- Human Pack Mule: Her usual designated role for adventure groups is a Supporter. Her Alter Assist skill means she can carry an unlimited load.
- Insistent Terminology: She consistently insists that others refer to her as "Lili", especially Bell.
- In-Series Nickname: Many call her "Lili" for short, which she actually insists on being called.
- In the Hood: Her standard outfit has her wearing a hood, which also makes it easier to use her Cinderella ability to add or remove her animal ears.
- Her continued thievery eventually catches up to her after people in her familia began to catch on to her act...which leads to her being Left for Dead.
- In book 6, one of the highest-ranking members of Soma Familia has noticed just how good Lili is at stealing. So he literally takes her prisoner with the objective of breaking her will until she agrees to go back to stealing... for his profit only. Luckily, the Familia member left as a guard thinks he's an asshole as well, and helps Lili to escape long enough for Hestia to negotiate with Soma about releasing Lili from Soma Familia.
- Kick the Dog: Suffers from this repeatedly, and sometimes literally, by adventurers solely because they feel she's lower than they are. Her small size only helps to reinforce their perceived superiority to her, as she is unable to physically fight back against their abuses, and is unfortunately also reliant on them to survive.
- Kindness Button: Bell's care for her is what causes Lili to treat him with love and respect.
- Left for Dead: Members of the Soma Familia leave her to be killed by Dungeon monsters after stripping her of the items she gathered in the last dungeon crawl.
- Little Miss Con Artist: She joins adventure groups to steal equipment from her teammates, which she then sells off for money.
- Master of Disguise: Her "Cinderella" spell allows her to change her looks by several degrees; changing her hair, giving herself animal ears and tail, and can even make her look like a different sex. She tells Bell that by doing this people may not recognize her old self, and assume she died somewhere in the dungeon, which is a fairly common occurrence due to how dangerous they are. This is responsible for one of her greatest moments in book 6. Lili fine-tunes 'Cinder Ella' to such an extent that she manages to successfully impersonate a specific person for several days, and thus executes the equivalent of the entire Trojan Horse strategy - both as the Horse and the strike force inside it - by herself, pulling off one of the greatest spy games in Orario's history.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Like most Supporters, Lili has the skill "Artel Assist", which allows her to carry loads much larger than she would normally be able to due to offsetting most of the weight.
- Not So Different: Her past is not so different from Bell's, being lonely and constantly rejected for being worthless, until one kind soul took them in. This is in part why Bell refuses to give up on Lili, due to seeing himself in her and knowing what she had been through.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: Compared to seasoned adventurers, Lili is a despicable weakling. Compared to anyone else, Lilly is inhumanly agile and a champion weightlifter.
- Parental Abandonment: Her parents died while attempting to make a living exploring the dungeons.
- Rescue Romance: Becomes much closer to Bell after the left-for-dead rescue.
- Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: She betrays Bell when he's surrounded by monsters so he can be Left for Dead, but then she herself gets mugged by the Soma Familia who in turn leave her for dead much like she had done for Bell. Unlike most examples of this trope, it doesn't stick and Bell, the very person she had betrayed, comes to her rescue and saves her. From that point on her friendship with Bell goes from pretend to genuine.
- Shapeshifting: Her "Cinder Ella" ability allows her to put on disguises. For example, between episodes 4-6 she appeared in front of Bell as a chientrope (dog-person). She can make herself look older, younger, taller, and even male.
- Ship Tease: Like Aiz, Hestia, and other possible romantic partners, she gets her fair share of touching moments with Bell.
- Single-Target Sexuality: Smitten with Bell and will refuse the advances of any other man, including Captain Fynn.
- Sitcom Archnemesis: To Hestia, due to both girls being romantically interested in Bell.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Like Bell, Yen Press tends to double the L, so she's spelt Lilliluka aka Lilly in their translation.
- The Strategist: She takes on this role after becoming an official part of Bell's party, after the "left for dead" arc.
- Third-Person Person: She never uses "I" and refers herself Lili.
- Utility Party Member: Liliruca is one. She primarily acts as Human Pack Mule but also additional damage dealing with her bow. So she is looked down by other adventurers for her non-combat roles.
- Undying Loyalty: To Bell after he saves her despite what she did to him prior. To the point that she is able to shake off the effects of Soma's good stuff.
- Vague Age: Her exact age isn't stated, but she's apparently old enough to be considered a romantic rival for Bell's affection by Hestia. The Memoria Freese mobile game gives her age as 15.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Hestia, going from being a Sitcom Archnemesis to friends when they're not fighting over Bell.
- When She Smiles: Usually Bell lightens up her day.
A young blacksmith of the Hephaestus Familia.
Welf comes from a family famous for crafting powerful magic swords, but were one day cursed by the Gods to never make them again due to abusing the sword's power on others. As it turns out, Welf does not have such a curse placed on him, and is sought out by numerous people to create the Crozzo magic sword for them. Welf however, wants none of it, and only wants to create items of his own strength. He joins Bell's group after discovering that Bell had been purchasing his armor, and decides to craft him a weapon made out of a minotaur horn. During the War Game in the 6th novel, he leaves Hephaestus's familia and formally joins Hestia's.
- All of the Other Reindeer: He's not very popular with the other members of the Guild, due to his refusing to use his family's gift (see Superpower Lottery below); a gift that many of them would kill to gain, given that it would give any other blacksmith near-instant wealth and fame.
- Anti-Magic/Playing with Fire: His magic, Will-o'-Wisp, is a fire-element spell that can disrupt spells used by his opponents.
- The Big Guy: Of Bell's dungeon group, being taller than both Bell and Lily. However, Bell remains the strongest member of the group by a landslide, but Welf's expertise makes him a very helpful ally. Especially after he swallows his pride and begins taking advantage of his Superpowerful Genetics to forge powerful Magic Swords in time for the War Game with the Apollo Familia.
- BFS: Fights with a huge great-sword that's as long as he is tall.
- The Blacksmith: His profession.
- Determinator: Welf wants to prove that he can make a name for himself as a blacksmith without having to rely on his family's special magic swords.
- Do Not Call Me "Paul": He rejects the use of his surname.
- Red Is Heroic: Heroic and with red hair.
- Superpowerful Genetics: His power to create magic swords is due to his bloodline.
- Superpower Lottery: His bloodline is gifted with the Skill allowing them to forge magic swords that are far superior to what any other blacksmith can make. In book 6 it takes him only a week to forge a pair of swords that can keep 30-odd fighters fully occupied, and break down a huge section of a castle wall!
- Weapon of Choice: Fights with a giant sword.
A former member of the Takemikazuchi Familia.
- Action Girl: She is a level 2 adventurer like Bell is when introduced. She is also seen attacking some monsters pursuing their group later on.
- Bathing Beauty: She enjoys hot baths. In fact, since Takemikazuchi only allowed Familia members to take showers, her first action upon joining the Hestia Familia was to take advantage of the fact that their new home had a working bath tub. The OVA exaggerates this: she goes cuckoo upon finding the hot spring and immediately tries to enforce the practice of a number of bathing rituals.
- Gravity Master: Her Futsunomitama (War God's Strike) magic increases gravity to crush an area.
- It's All My Fault: Doesn't take the decision to run past Bell's group and lure the monsters chasing her party onto his instead. As a result, she volunteers for a mission to go rescue him. Eventually joins Hestia Familia for the War Games against Apollo, though fully intending to return to Takemikazuchi after the requisite minimum year is up.
- Katanas Are Just Better: She prefers katanas as her Weapon of Choice.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In book seven she ends up causing Hestia Familia a major hit to their reputation by accidently revealing the Goddess' huge debt to Hephaestus, ruining their chances of drawing more recruits. To make matters worse, her, and Chigusa's later attempt to find Haruhime ends up nearly getting Bell raped by Ishtar's Amazons.
- No One Gets Left Behind: Tries to stick to this, and unfortunately lures a large group of monsters onto Bell's group by accident as a result.
- Red Baron: Absolute Shadow.
- Shipper on Deck: For Ouka and Chigusa. Ouka never seems to pick up the clue though.
- Walking Armory: While she doesn't carry the weapons herself, but she often switches to spear, bow, katana or shield as the situation demands.
- Weak, but Skilled: Stats wise she is among bottom of level 2 adventures, but she has years of martial arts and weapon training that no other one in Hestia familia could match up with.
A female Renart, or fox-person, from the Eastern Lands who is forced to work with the Ishtar Familia as a supporter and prostitute in order to survive.
- Birds of a Feather: She shares a lot of common interests with Bell, which combined with him rescuing her, led to her falling for him.
- Commonality Connection: Like Bell, she enjoys fairy tales, and is a bit of a daydreamer. Thus, Bell and Haruhime end up having a rather nice conversation.
- Damsel in Distress: Volume 7 is all about trying to get her out of the Ishtar Familia.
- Despair Event Horizon: Crossed it shortly after being sold into slavery and winding up in Ishtar familia as a Sex Slave. This pissed Aisha off so much that she shattered Ishtar's first Killing Stone, and paid dearly for it.
- Expy: She has a lot in common with the mythological kitsune Tamamo-no-Mae. She is a Renard, which is just a fancy way of saying Fox Folk, both were courtesans and highly intellegent. The Sessho-seki note was also originally a part of Tamano-no-Mae's story and was destroyed as a result of her purification.
- Fox Folk: Renarts is a fox-based breed of Beast Man and is the universe's equivalent to the Kitsune.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Golden-haired blonde and a sweet woman who rescues Bell from Attempted Rape, repeatedly.
- Hooker with a Heart of Gold: She wants to help Bell and joins the Hestia Familia at the end of Volume 7.
- Human Sacrifice: Since she is a renart, she is forced to become this, as her magic can be used to make a magic item with her power, called a Killing Stone.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Despite being a prostitute, she radiates an aura of innocence. In fact, she's actually a terrible prostitute... so much so that she has never had one customer and is still a virgin.
- Kitsune: As a renart, Haruhime comes from the Far East, and has an innate type of magic, known as sorcery.
- Little Bit Beastly: Despite being Beast Man, the only non-humanoid parts of her body are her ears and tail.
- Loophole Abuse: Shortly after being freed from the Ishtar Familia by Bell, Hestia catches them holding hands when he was trying to help her. She immediately enacts a rule that people of opposite genders couldn't hold hands. Haruhime then puts her tail closer to Bell's hand, though Hestia immediately closes that loophole by also stating that no tails allowed either.
- Meido: She becomes this after she joins Hestia familia, since she can't really do anything else.
- Miko: But when she joins the party and adventuring, she becomes this.
- Paralyzing Fear of Sexuality: Aisha reveals that the reason Haruhime is still a virgin is that every time she had a customer, she'd pass out in fear/anxiety before the guy actually did anything. Haruhime herself seems unaware that she is still a virgin, it's not clear whether Aisha or Bell have told her yet.
- Riches to Rags: She was originally a sheltered princess before being disowned at the age of eleven due to being accused of eating an important offering of Purified Rice Cakes meant for the deity Amaterasu while sleep walking. Bell thought it suspicious.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Her friendship with Mikoto has definite overtones of this. Mikoto's just as passionate about saving Haruhime as infamous chivalric hero Bell.
- Sacrificial Lamb: She was intended to be one with the Ishtar Familia, being sacrificed so that her power could be used to level up the their members to take on the Freya Familia. How well this would've actually worked is debatable, judging by how Freya and her Familia utterly crushes Ishtar's Familia in one night after the latter kidnapped Bell to provoke them into a war.
- Silk Hiding Steel: Despite her kind, well-mannered and timid nature, she displays a surprising amount of bravery and strength whenever those she cares for are threatened. First shown when she shows Bell the underground passage so he can escape safely, and later when she uses her magic to give him a power boost so he can fight evenly against Phryne.
- Status Buff: Her Uchide no Kozuchi spell gives a temporary power-up to the receiver. In an universe where Anti-Grinding is in its earnest, this is as close as a Story Breaking Power as it can be, to the point that Ishtar wonder why it could have been legal in the first place.
- Support Party Member: She's Level One, so she serves this role by default in the Hestia Familia. That said, you could hardly ask for a better one, since she has the ability to Level Up adventurers using her Uchide no Kozuchi spell. As a note, even a single level is a huge power boost, to the point that beating someone just one level higher is incredibly difficult. Thus, she takes the very concept of a Status Buff Up to Eleven, making her an immensely valuable ally. After all, the fact that she has such a powerful ability is why they could not just buy her off in the first place!
The Goddess of the Loki Familia.
Known as the Goddess of Mischief, Loki is the head of one of the largest familias in the lower world, and strives to make Aiz one of the greatest adventurers in history, while also at odds with Hestia due to their differences in breast size.
- A-Cup Angst: Can't handle being flat-chested. The source of most of the enmity and cat-fights between her and Hestia.
- Authority in Name Only: She's supposed to be the head of her familia, but it's quite apparent she's not the one in charge. Her far more mature subordinates like Aiz and Riveria are the ones who tell her what to do while she's busy goofing around like a child.
- However, in the Sword Oratoria spin-off, she is shown to act responsibly and with authority when her 'minders' are away or when she's dealing with the other Gods as shown when she maneuvered expertly during the Denatus and her baiting Evilus into lowering their guard right after.
- Ambiguously Bi: She will always try to get her hands on any of the girls in her familia, but a gag manga has her being swept off her feet by Bete's charms while he was in heat. Since it is a gag manga though, it might not be true.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her standard outfit.
- Butch Lesbian: Very into girls, and acts like an incredibly perverted man while acting on it. She also overall doesn't act very feminine.
- Can't Hold Her Liquor: She's actually even MORE perverted when she's drunk. Aiz Wallenstein is seen brandishing a dagger before Loki updates her Falna for this reason. She only puts it away when Loki confirms that she's not drunk.
- Cheshire Cat Grin: Sports one whenever she's feeling particularly dirty or is about to blackmail someone. The above is just one of her many examples.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: It would do one well not to forget that for all her womanizing and sexual harassment she is still the trickster god of heaven.
- Dirty Old Woman: Called one by her own familia, though it's hard not to when one sees the faces she makes while fondling her female children.
- Eyes Always Shut: Loki almost always squints, with very rare occasions she fully opens her eyes.
- Gender Flip: Loki was a man in the original Norse myths... well, most of the time anyway.
- Hopeless Suitor: Makes it no secret how infatuated she is with Aiz, but Aiz always shoots every one of her moves down.
- Hot Goddess: More than a little tomboyish, but she wears some rather tight revealing clothes.
- Immortal Immaturity: Even more immature than Hestia, who at least knows restraint and will become serious when the time calls for it. Loki acts like a little child who needs to be kept on a leash by Aiz or Riveria. She can easily be bribed with petty things like wine.
- Kansai Regional Accent: Speaks this, probably to invoke a The Idiot from Osaka image.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: She often opens her eyes fully whenever she means business. They're red by the way.
- Mama Bear: She won't let anyone get away with hurting her familia. While she is not allowed to directly engage in combat with another God/Goddess, she's more than willing to use every trick in the book to expose them and ruin their reputation permanently.Loki: [grinning maliciously] That new species of monster went and hurt Aiz-tan and everyone. It went an' hurt my children. I'm goin' to drag out whoever made it bloom, and make 'em pay for it.
- A Mother to Her Men: Loki is incredibly informal with her people often joking and bantering with them as well as playfully harassing her women, and despite the Familia's large size she addresses everyone by name. Also a:
- Rich Idiot with No Day Job: She's very wealthy thanks to having one of the largest familias in the story. She enjoys flashing her wealth in front of the other gods, especially her broke as dirt rival Hestia.
- Sitcom Archnemesis: To Hestia, with the two of them fighting practically every time they cross paths.
- Skinship Grope: Loves groping other girls, but it's a lot less innocent than most examples of this trope given she's a Dirty Old Woman.
- Slap Stick Knows No Gender: Frequently violently punished by Aiz, when she gropes her.
- Smarter Than You Look: While she acts like a goofball most of the time, she is still the goddess of trickery, mischief, and scheming, instantly pointing out all of the aches, pains, and injuries Aiz sustained from her expedition to the 50th floor despite not showing any signs of discomfort. She also correctly deduces that Bell has a special skill that allows him to level up dramatically through her suspicion alone.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Off-screen, but its mentioned that before gaining a Familia she was quite violent and would often challenge gods to death duels. Her actions around Hestia is used as proof, since it never grows beyond name calling and face mushing.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: She does, wearing short shorts most of the time unless it's a formal occasion.
One of the strongest members of the Loki Familia.
Aiz is introduced at the start of the story saving the protagonist, Bell Cranel, from a high-level minotaur that had escaped her familia's grasp while returning from a dungeon expedition. Unbeknownst to her, this event would set Bell off on a journey to one day catch up to his savior, and fight at her side.
- The Ace: Of the Loki Familia adventurers, who themselves are a Familia of Aces. She's among the strongest Adventurers out there, with very few being able to compare to her. Even when Bell grows in power to prove himself to her, she still is unquestionably stronger then him.
- Adorkable: Her warm and kind personality constrasts rather adorably with her shy hesitation to openly express her emotions.
- Badass Adorable: Can cleave through armies of monsters like a hot blade through butter, but is still a kind hearted and shy beauty who you can't help but want to give a big hug.
- Big Damn Heroes: Saves Bell from a minotaur at the start of the story.
- Birds of a Feather: She notes that she and Bell are quite similar, specifically mentioning how their lack of parents is something she can't help but feel a connection with.
- Their motivations are also closely related, with both of them desiring to become stronger and ironically both consider the other as an example for how to do so.
- Blood Knight:
- This isn't very obvious in the main series, but Aiz has a complex over the fact that the main reason she became as strong as she is now is because part of her came to really, really enjoy bloody combat and struggles to keep her "black flame" under control.
- This trope is also a big part of her attraction to Bell. Even if too socially inept to understand the reason, Aiz realized that interacting with him allows her to switch off from combat mode and thus have an easier time feeling and expressing positive emotions.
- Also, Aiz is deadly afraid that Bell's drive to become stronger will make him slip down the same dark path she fell into. When he asked her to stand aside during his fight with the Minotaur, she thought for a moment that it was already too late for him, only to realize that he was standing up to an overwhelming foe like the living embodiment of the ideal hero that every adventurer at some point of their lives aspire to be.
- Blow You Away: The only magic Aiz is capable of using is a type of wind barrier, Airiel. Then again, it's all she needs as it cuts everything around her apart while simultaneously dispersing projectiles and liquids that would harm her.
- Can't Hold Her Liquor: She's forbidden from drinking alcohol as she went berserk the last time she did so, nearly killing Loki in the process.
- Celibate Heroine: She refuses to date anyone. Subverted however with Bell who she obviously has feelings for. Double Subverted because she's also Oblivious to Love, bringing this to a full circle.
- Child Prodigy: Already Level 2 at 8 years old.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: In an odd fashion, she refuses to let Bete and Bell meet because she is under the impression that Bete is Bell's idol. She doesn't like the idea of seeing that at all, and even goes as far as to lie to Bete about where Bell is to prevent it.
- Cloudcuckoolander: She's a natural airhead. Bell even notices this when he first trains with her. She once perused teaching advice from a book about rabbits. Three days later, in order to reward Bell, she gave him a carrot. (Admittedly this is partially Tiona and Finn's fault.)
- Cool Big Sis: Oh, she is this to every younger hero; in particular Bell and Liselet.
- Curtains Match the Window: She has golden eyes like her hair.
- Dark and Troubled Past: In Sword Oratoria, it was hinted something happened to her parents when she was young.
- Dramatic Irony: Part of her interest in Bell is to find out how he is able to raise his level in a month while it took her a year to do it. She is unaware that his love for her is the source of his rapid growth.
- Decoy Protagonist: Billed as The Protagonist of the Sword Oratoria spin-off, but really the main focus of the story is Lefiya. note
- Does Not Know Her Own Strength: While it seems like she is a Drill Sergeant Nasty who puts Bell through Training from Hell, in reality this happened completely accidentally. She wanted to be stern, but she never aimed to seriously hurt Bell. Aiz does not know how to restrain herself, so she ends up seriously hurting Bell without meaning to.
- Dork Knight: Though elegant and poised in combat, Aiz is just as socially and emotionally awkward as Bell, with her head halfway in the clouds. Bell even notes to himself "Is she an airhead?" When she spontaneously starts making impractical martial arts poses at the start of training him.
- Driven by Envy: In Sword Oratoria she has shown a slight jealousy of Mage's and their large Area-of-effect spells. She has also displayed similar amount of jealousy towards Bell's ability to become strong in a very little amount of time, it's part of the reason she decides to train him, in hopes of finding how he does it.
- Even the Girls Want Her: Loki has basically laid a claim on her, and isn't going to let anyone else have her. Eina mentions that she finds her attractive. Lefiya is obviously in love with her.
- Famed In-Story: Due to her strength, she's very well known.
- Foil: Sword Oratoria reveals she's very similar to Bell. They both became adventurers when they lost their family. They both grew up on stories of a hero meeting a girl and grew strong at a ridiculous rate (though Bell is even more ridiculous due to his rare skill). But Bell kept his ideals with him while Aiz has thrown them away.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's kind and has blond hair.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Has fairy blood in her, which is notable since this was considered to be impossible by everyone else in the setting.
- Hero of Another Story: She's seen dealing with her own problems while Bell deals with his.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: A sword user who is one of the best-known adventurers in Orario.
- Improbable Age: She's 16, but has been a 10-year veteran in the dungeon.
- In a Single Bound: Using magic she can bound across town with simple jumps.
- Lady of War: The medieval swords-woman type.
- Made of Indestructium: Her Desperate was personally forged by Goibniu himself to have the Durandal property, rendering it unable to bend, chip, or break but it can still dull. This is a necessity for her, as her inability to control her strength results in her breaking a lot of weaponry by mistake.
- Magic Knight: Combines swordsmanship with her Airiel magic. Magic is actually her highest stat.
- Master Swordswoman: Hence her title.
- Nice Girl: Soft-hearted, compassionate and kind, Aiz never hesitates to protect the weak, support the emotionally vulnerable or at the very least lend a caring shoulder to cry on.
- No Indoor Voice: Loves to yell everything at the top of her voice.
- Not So Above It All: Despite her stoic appearance, there are a few instances where she acts her age. Such as her pouting and internally blaming Riveria for Bell running away from her as well as refusing to admit to Bell that their "training" to sleep anywhere is really just because she felt sleepy.
- Not So Different: As shown in Sword Oratoria, she shares Bell's impulse to become stronger, even if it is for a different reason.
- Not So Stoic: Sword Oratoria shows she's more subdued than emotionless, as she is shown interacting with members of her Familia quite easily. She's shown to lash out at Loki when the latter is feeling particularly pervy and even blush when certain topics are brought up, such as Bell.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Her fellow Familia members can instantly tell something is bothering her due to how rarely such a thing occurs. Half the reason as to why they are aware of Bell in the first place is because they were curious about who could have such an effect on her.
- Oblivious to Love: Is totally unaware that Bell loves her. At one point she even misunderstands his claim that he has someone he wants to catch up to as being about Bete rather than her. Also happens to be oblivious towards Lefiya's obvious crush on her too.
- Notably, she is also oblivious to her own feelings on the matter, as mentioned under What Is This Feeling?.
- The Quiet One: While she is capable of talking, she doesn't talk much.
- Red Baron: She is often known as "The Sword Princess", given her swordsmanship.
- Reluctant Fanservice Girl:
- She was clearly embarrassed by Bell getting an eyeful, but strangely does not retaliate. In fact, she was more concerned that Bell did his usual "blush then run away" act.
- Her really revealing outfit is the result of Loki threatening to bite her tongue out if she refused to wear it.
- Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: She is easily one of the strongest adventurers in the story, but has a hard time understanding others or even her own feelings.
- Sexy Backless Outfit: Her usual combat outfit exposes a great deal of her back. She is actually somewhat uncomfortable about it, but continues to wear it due to her Goddesses' insistence.
- Skewed Priorities: During her fight with the strange plant monsters in the pandemonium of the Monster Feriae, her sword breaks. The first thing she worried about was the scolding she was going to get from Goibniu and Loki for breaking another weapon rather than the fact that three nigh-invulnerable monsters were closing in to kill her.note
- Spell My Name with an "S": Sentai Filmworks has her given name transliterated as "Ais".
- The Stoic: She rarely shows any emotion and is very quiet. This is the reason why her obsession with Bell is a well-known fact to her friends, as these are some of the only times she breaks character.
- Story-Breaker Power: The author's editors feared that once Aiz teamed up with Bell, nothing would challenge them. This was ultimately averted, however: by ramping up the threat level of the monsters that Aiz fights in her own story, she ends up nearly dying several times. It's still clear she's quite strong, even among adventurers of the same level.note However, she is not invincible.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Resembles a younger version of her mother.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: While stoic and quiet, she's warm-hearted and kind, and is adorably shy when other people show kindness towards her.
- Switching P.O.V.: The Sword Oratoria spin-off retells the story as the main series but from the perspective of Aiz and the Loki familia. Bell and Hestia are still there, but they are now Demoted to Extra.
- The Teetotaler: Drinks water instead of alcohol while in a bar. Justified as she's 16.
- Trademark Favorite Food: She loves the potato puffs that Hestia sells. Exaggerated in Days of Goddess, where she apparently only eats those.
- Weapon of Choice: A sword called Desperate. It's unbreakable.
- What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?:
- Her reaction to meeting Bell again. It took her a while before she realized that she wanted to apologize to him.
- There are also a few moments in Sword Oratoria novels where she doesn't understand the feelings she has related to him. There are points where she feels things close to jealousy but the actual idea that she might be feeling envious doesn't seem to cross her mind.
- What the Fu Are You Doing?: When she started to train Bell, Aiz hilariously starts making striking awkward martial arts poses not out of place in a bad 1970's blaxploitation film, prompting Bell to wonder if she's an airhead.
- When She Smiles: It's rare, its subtle, but when she smiles she is practically an angel.
- Willfully Weak: She does not like use her wind magic Airiel when fighting non-monster opponents, and only uses it when she is really getting in over her head.
- The Workaholic: She spends a lot of time in the dungeon to the point that everyone in her familia tells her to take a break.
- You Remind Me of X:
- Bell reminds her of her purer younger self. This is the reason for her obsession with him, as he possesses the innocence she feels she has lost.
- In Sword Oratoria, there is a point where he reminds her of her father, equating him with the image of a hero.This image, along with her realisation that Bell hadn't started down the same dark path as her, is what actually stops her from simply killing the Minotaur, despite how protective she is of Bell at that time.
A beastman of the Loki Familia.
Bete looks down on low-level adventurers, and considers himself the only one worthy enough to be with Aiz.
- Armed Legs: Bete's Weapon of Choice.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Proud of his strength and considers low level adventurers trash.
- Beast Man: He's from the Werewolf race and has the appropriate wolf-like features.
- Butt-Monkey: His team doesn't have much respect for him.
- Cast from Hit Points: Bete's spell Hatti grows more powerful the more injured Bete is and once it has been active long enough it starts injuring Bete himself, increasing it's power.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: Gets quite jealous of Bell in episode 12 after finding out he saw Aiz naked briefly due to Hermes luring him to a spot to watch the women bath.
- Extremity Extremist: Fights mainly with his legs.
- Facial Markings: A tattoo down the left side of his face.
- Hopeless Suitor: In love with Aiz, but has the least chance of any of her would be suitors.
- I'll Kill You!: He screams this towards Kurumi Tokisaki during their second meeting in the Date A Live crossover in Memoria Freese, or rather first as the encounter in the dungeon was with an impostor that also impersonated Kaguya Yamai.
- Inspirational Insult: Often delivers this. It seem this is the way he speaks; in Sword Oratoria most of Loki's children do understand what he actually means.
- Jerkass: Comes off as a major one to the point that he was making fun of Bell for his inability to fight against a minotaur. He was drunk though. In Sword Oratoria, he's more reasonable but still elitist.
- Jerkass Has a Point:
- He points out exactly why it would be a bad idea to help Bell fight the minotaur.Bete: Leave the kid alone, Tiona. He's being a man right now. If I was him, and I got saved again, I'd want to kill myself.
- Shown again later in Sword Oratoria. When a tavern full of adventurers begin hurling abuse at Lefiya and Filvis, and Loki Famillia in general, for being late in reacting to an unusually large monster infestation and blaming them for the casualties, Bete responds by stating that people shouldn't be in the high-risk adventurer business if they can't accept the possibility of dying, cowing the entire tavern who couldn't look him in the eye after that response.
- He points out exactly why it would be a bad idea to help Bell fight the minotaur.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Shown in Sword Oratoria where he shows most of his jerkiness is just bluster, and he cares about his fellow Familia members. It's also shown that his major act of jerkassery was done while so drunk he didn't remember a thing the next day and become pretty depressed when he was informed of it. Also, despite his speech above, he's willing to save Bell when Lili starts begging him.
- Kick Chick: Strangely enough, gender-flipped. While the Amazon Sisters are often shown punching their targets while fighting without their weapons, Bete fights almost exclusively with a variety of kicks. Justified by the fact that his weapons are a pair of magical boots that can take on the properties of whatever magic they encounter.
- Mana Drain: The other aspect of Bete's spell Hatti converts any magic directed against Bete, both direct attacks and status debuffing curses into power to fuel the spell.
- Mega Manning: He wears a pair of magical boots that equip the effect of whatever spell they come into contact with. He can even use magic swords to accomplish this without assistance.
- The Nose Knows: How he realized that Dionysus knew about the dangerous plant monsters as the god's scent was all over the place where he fought four of them.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: He's the only character to use expletives—both the F-word and the S-word—on a regular basis, at least in the English translation of Sword Oratoria.
- Super Speed: Bete's primary trait. He's considered to be the fastest member of the Loki Familia, surpassing even Aiz when it when it comes to pure speed. He's so fast that not even Loki, a Goddess, can properly track his movements when he's going all out.
- Trauma Conga Line: Volume 8 of the side story reveals Bete's life to be this before joining Loki Familia. Raised in a werewolf clan on the plains his tribe was almost completely wiped out, including his beloved younger sister and young woman his age that he was growing close to, by a rogue monster. He then travelled to Orario and joined Vidar Familia in an effort to get strong enough to destroy it. While he eventually did, while he was travelling back to his home the Familia was almost wiped out by a Monster Party, losing most of it's top fighters, including another young woman who reminded Bete of his childhood friend. It's more or less spelled out that most of his Jerkass behaviour is an effort to keep people at distance so he's not hurt again.
- Referred to this by Loki in regards to his relationship with Aiz and his motives for fighting. Best exemplified by this little tidbit.Bete: [when prompted about the Minotaur incident] I was only cleaning up after my own mistake. I wasn't doing it to save those small fries.
Loki: [nonchalant and making kissing noises, making Bete blush] Yes, thank you for that Tsundere response. It's seriously borin' how there's no twist endin'.
- Also a slight case towards Bell himself. Privately, he is actually highly impressed with Bell's drive and ability after the Minotaur fight, to the point where he calls him a 'man' to the rest of his Familia (many of whom he calls trash despite being in the same familia) and loudly expects great things from him. Bell's successes also frequently drives him to work harder. However, when actually facing Bell, none of this slips through; with him acting as a slightly less elitist version of himself.
- Referred to this by Loki in regards to his relationship with Aiz and his motives for fighting. Best exemplified by this little tidbit.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Is very rude when talking about Bell in the pub. Unbeknownst to him, Bell was eating at a nearby table, and Bete's mocking gets so bad that he ends up running out of the pub in tears. Bete gets strung up by his teammates for going too far with the insults.
- "You!" Exclamation: During the Date A Live crossover in Memoria Freese, he delivers this to Kurumi Tokisaki upon their third meeting, or rather second as the first meeting alone was with an impostor that also impersonated Kaguya Yamai.
Tione and Tiona Hiryute
A Pair of Amazon sisters and good friends with Aiz. They, like Aiz, are first-class adventurers.
- Abhorrent Admirer: Played with, since Tione is a very fetching young lady, but Finn just isn't interested in her due to needing a Prum heir. Yet she refuses to give up and is constantly making passes at him, to the point that Finn gets chills when she's talking about doing something potentially raunchy with him when he's out of earshot.
- Absurd Cutting Power: Tiona runs on this, with her Urga being specifically designed to cut through all but the toughest of materials with ease.
- A-Cup Angst: Tiona doesn't like that in her group of friends she has the smallest chest, Tione in particular loves rubbing this in whenever they argue. She also shows jealousy of Hestia's rack.
- Action Girl: Both are strong and capable warriors.
- Amazonian Beauty: Both are incredibly strong and super tough warriors, Able to kill monsters with their bare hands if need be, and Tione gets doused in a Monsters blood capable of melting metal instantly, but while suffering injuries a quick douse of elixir healed her. They're both quite attractive, though the beauty part is subverted by the fact that despite their looks, they have yet to win over any guys as a result of their personalities (Tiona's A-Cup Angst leads to aggression while Tione is only interested in a guy who isn't interested in her.)
- Ambiguously Brown: Probably cause they're both Amazons.
- The Berserker: Tione has an ability that raises her attack power the more damage she takes, and the effect increases if she's mad.
- BFS: Urga is longer than Tiona is tall. It's also a Double Weapon, being a hilt with a massive blade attached to either end.
- Blood Knight: Tione when she gets pissed off enough will forgo the use of weapons and just rip monsters apart with her bare hands, even if said monsters have an acid like blood.
- Child Soldier: Being born in Tels'kyura, they were trained from birth to fight. To begin with, they are already Level 2 at five years old.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Tione hates it when other girls get close Fynn and will turn murderous.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Being born in Tels'kyura, they received their Falna from Kali on the day of birth, and were specifically conditioned to be Blood Knights, by subjecting them to duels from an early age, first with mooks, then with fellow Amazons. In a rather memorable case, both of them got their first Level Up by killing their roommates, at the age of five. Tione immediately has a Heroic BSoD when she saw the Kali Familia in Port Meren during the sixth Sword Orotoria novel.
- The Dividual: They are almost always seen together and have very similar mindsets.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Neither sister wears shoes. Seems to be cultural, as no other Amazon characters in the background do either.
- Double Weapon: Tiona wields a double-bladed sword.
- The Dreaded: Played for Laughs. Tiona is this for Goibniu's familia, who call her The Destroyer because she breaks her weapons far too often.
- Dumb Muscle: Both are seen by Loki as this in Sword Oratoria.
- Family Theme Naming: Their given names are only one letter/character apart.
- Genki Girl: Tiona for sure, Tione only when Captain Fynn is involved.
- Glomp: Tiona's favored way of greeting Aiz.
- Kukris Are Kool: Tione wields a pair of kukri knives.
- Magically Inept Fighter: Tiona is the only adventurer so far to have no magic at all.
- Marshmallow Hell: Tione has put Tiona through this to spite her or to get her to shut up.
- Polar Opposite Twins: They are twins, but they have a Tomboy and Girly Girl dynamic. They also appear to be fraternal twins given their differences in voices and how Tione's bust is so much bigger.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Tiona's Red to Aiz's Blue. Tione gives the impression to be Blue to Tiona's Red but it's actually the opposite.
- Shipper on Deck: Both are very supportive of Lefiya getting closer to Aiz. Whether they're aware Lefiya has feelings or just encouraging them to be friends is left vague.
- Ship Tease: Both Tiona and Tione are two of the few members of the Loki familia who are fond of Bell, though Tiona is the more flirty of the two, whereas Tione mainly has eyes for Fynn. Whether the former really has feelings for him is left in the air.
- Single-Target Sexuality: Tione has eyes for Captain Fynn.
- Smitten Teenage Girl: Tione, she's incredibly in love with captain Fynn, who is more annoyed or creeped out by her advances than anything else.
- Stripperific: Amazons have no issue with wearing, and fighting in, skimpy clothing that looks more like swim wear than actual garments.
- Super Strength: Tiona's fighting style involves a large double bladed weapon designed to cut through anything but is impossible for most people to even lift let alone use. Both sisters though have shown an incredible amount of strength that is mentioned to be exclusive to the Amazons.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tiona and Tione respectively.
- Tsundere: Tione can very quickly lapse into anger if her Berserk Button is pushed.
An elf mage and second-class adventurer introduced in Sword Oratoria. She admires Aiz in much the same way Bell does.
- The Apprentice: She is learning under Reveria in the field of magic.
- Beyond the Impossible: Normally even a powerful mage can only know up to three spells, but Lefiya's third spell is a mimic type that allows her to use any spell used by an elf as long as she knows the chant to it as well as knows what it does.
- Butt-Monkey: She's always on the receiving end of Loki's gropes when all the other girls dodge out of the way.
- Character Exaggeration: In the Sword Oratoria anime, she is much more clingy and possessive than she was in the light novels.
- Character Development: Mostly in Sword Oratoria light novels. As the story progress, she gradually grew out of her lack of self-confidence and nervous personality and became a more powerful companion.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: While she denies it a great deal, her extremely hostile reaction to Bell's close relationship with Aiz says otherwise.
- Cradling Your Kill: After killing Filvis, Lefiya cradled the dying Elf in her arms, saying that she is the most beautiful person shed ever met.
- Crash-Into Hello: How she met Bell.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Kind of accident prone.
- Cute Witch: A magic using elf.
- Deuteragonist: Of Sword Oratoria, where she's a major viewpoint character. In the anime adaptation though, it's really Lefiya's own character arc that takes center stage.
- Distaff Counterpart: She is essentially a female version of Bell, being a relatively weak adventurer inspired to be greater by Aiz. She also has amazing potential and is working on trying to win the affection of Aiz.
- Driven by Envy: Despite having more years of experience in the dungeons, Bell far exceeds her in fighting ability and it drives her nuts. At one point when they both ended up lost in the middle dungeon floors she tried to take charge to show off her superiority to him, but found herself matched by his general know-how. When she learns that he leveled up to Level 3, the same level as her, she becomes frustrated and dismayed.
- Feminine Women Can Cook: The most girly of Aiz's circle of friends, and the one most capable in cooking.
- Glass Cannon: Able to release huge Area-Of-Effect spells but they take time and she is completely vulnerable while chanting, also she lacks experience so she can get startled fairly easily and has zero melee ability.
- Jerkass to One: With any other person, she's more or less a Nice Girl. When it comes to Bell and how close he is to Aiz, she goes all Clingy Jealous Girl and goes to extremes in keeping Bell away.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She feels very guilty after reducing Bell into a sobbing mess after letting out her pent up aggression against him. After which she begins to treat him a little more decently.
- Imagine Spot: She often has fantasies of being with Aiz.
- Necessary Drawback: Her mimic spell takes twice as long to chant and twice the amount of magic power.
- Not So Different: With her attraction to Aiz and desire to become stronger, she has more in common with Bell than she's comfortable to admit.
- Lipstick Lesbian: Acts very traditionally feminine, and has shown interest only in girls.
- The Load: Bete holds nothing back and outright considers her one, especially when he compares her to Filvis, another Level 3 magic-using elf who performs much better in combat than Lefiya does, adding that Tione and Tiona being too nice and forgiving was probably detrimental to her development as an adventurer.
- Our Elves Are Better: Notably is much less elitist compared to most elves because her Hidden Elf Village was not actually cut off from the outside world at all and was commonly visited by explorers moving from place to place, not to mention she spent several years studying in Orario before joining Loki. Besides this, she's a relatively nice badass, a rarity for elves in fiction.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: As a Level 3 she is overshadowed by the top fighters of Loki Familia, resulting in her fears that she would become The Load and her subsequent lack of self-confidence.
- Person of Mass Destruction: As a back-line Mage this is her role in combat, especially in the much lower levels were Armies of monsters are common, she can destroy hundreds if not thousands of monsters in one attack. Assuming she can complete the chanting required.
- Power Copying: There are some conditions but with her Summon Burst she can copy Elven Magics.
- Elemental Powers: Such as
- Playing with Fire: Fusillade Fallarica.
- Red Baron: Thousand Elf, referring to Lefiya's ability to bypass the typical "three spell" restriction on most Adventurers through her Elf Ring spell, allowing her to utilize any elven spells in addition to her own.
- Staking the Loved One: At the end of SO volume 12, Lefiya killed Filvis with her own sword.
- The Resenter: She can't stand how Bell is so close to Aiz and how quickly he can level up compared to everyone else.
- Transparent Closet: Vehemently denies that she has any feeling for Aiz, while also having fairly erotic Imagine Spots about her.
- Ship Tease: With Filvis, while Lefiya's attraction toward Aiz is more or less one-sided, her relationship with Filvis is much more genuine and mutual.
- Sitcom Archnemesis: Treats Bell as this from the moment she sees him with Aiz.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: In the original Sword Oratoria light novels and the manga adaptation, she doesn't take too much focus away from Aiz, but in the anime adaptation, her own personal struggles and wanting to win Aiz's affection takes far more focus.
- Squishy Wizard: Unlike Riveria, who is experienced enough to cast spells while on the move and use her staff as a weapon, Lefiya has little to no close combat experience, making her a liability if no one is available to provide cover for her.
- Superpower Lottery: Most people are only able to learn a maximum of three spells. However, due to Lefiya's unique final spell, Elf Ring, she has no limit on the number of spells she's able to learn, allowing her to even replicate elven magic in addition to her own.
- And more so in SO volume 12, after she discovered a new skill that allows her to use two magic at one time, something no mage can do in this world, not even Riveria!
- Traumatic Superpower Awakening: In Sword Oratoria light novel 12. After witnessing Filvis's death in volume 11, she went into shock and didn't respond to anything until Loki managed to pull her back. Later, when she update her status, a new skill popped up.
- Unknown Rival: Considers Bell to be a rival for Aiz' attention. Bell is oblivious to this, but is aware that Lefiya alternates between being nice to him and mean to him.
- Wake-Up Call: Bete told Lefiya straight to her face that he considers her The Load and added that their friends being too nice and forgiving about Lefiya's The Load status was detrimental to her development as an adventurer. Lefiya admitted he was right and started taking more active steps in becoming stronger rather than simply lamenting her weakness.
Riveria Ljos Alf
An elf mage, first-class adventurer, and one of three leaders of the Loki Familia.
- The Archmage: The strongest Mage in Orario, at Lv.6.
- Barrier Maiden: Veil Breath (buffs defense of nearby members) and Via Shilheim (negates all incoming damage).
- Berserk Button: DO NOT CALL HER OLD.
- Charged Attack: An interesting case, she has a technique Chant Connect that allows her to use different magic based on the length of the chant. Each spells can derive into 3 different magic, and since she has 3 spells, thus allows her to use 9 magic total while most other mages can only use up to 3 magic. This earns her the name Nine Hells. Spells such as Wynn Fimbulvetr and Lea Laevateinn each are phase one and phase two charge of her attack spell. Spells such as Veil Breath and Via Shilheim each are phase two and phase three charge of her defense spell.
- Curtains Match the Window: Green hair match with green eyes.
- Elemental Powers: Such as
- Elfeminate: More so in Sword Oratoria.
- Kung-Fu Wizard: Unlike most mages, Riveria's experience allows her to cast spells while on the move and even beat foes back with her staff, averting the typical Squishy Wizard trope associated with mages in Orario.
- The Mentor: She mentors Lefiya in magic.
- Our Elves Are Better: Riveria fits this much better than Lefiya (probably due to being a High Elf.) She notably doesn't seem to look down on others; in fact she was one of the characters who criticized Bete for mocking Bell.
- Parental Substitute: Of the three highest ranked members of the Loki Familia, she has the closest relationship with Aiz. Loki practically pushes all of Aiz personal problems onto Riveria due to how motherly she is. Loki even teases Riveria by calling her "mama".
- Person of Mass Destruction: Like Lefiya she is capable of destroying mass numbers of monsters in an instant, in fact her first appearance in Sword Oratoria is destroying a massive monster army.
- Red Baron: Nine Hells.
- Really 700 Years Old: Downplayed as she is "just" 99 years old, making her young by Elf standards.
- Rebellious Princess: Fits this trope to a T. She found royalty life restrictive and her interests in The Outside World put her at odds with her father. What finally sets her off is when her father tear up her treasured world map, prompting her to leave her home for good.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: As a high elf, Riveria is elven royalty. She's long since abandoned the life of a royal, however, to become an adventurer.
- Shipper on Deck: In contrast to the majority of her familia, she's in fact very encouraging of Bell/Aiz since the former is able to make Aiz feel emotions other than a desire to become as powerful as possible.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Her entire name can be romanized a couple of ways.
- Walking the Earth: What she really wanted to do when she left elf forest. Instead, she got caught up in Loki Familia simply because Loki really want an Elf in her Familia (much to Finn's chagrin). She fully intends to go back to this life once she retires and bring Aiz along with her.
A Prum warrior, first-class adventurer, and one of three leaders of the Loki Familia. Captain of the Familia.
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: The final effect of his magic, Hell Finegas, which raises fighting capability at the cost of the ability to make proper judgments. Being the field leader, he is naturally hesitant to use this, as one mistake could lead many of his fellow Familia members to their deaths.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: A quick and powerful warrior able to see the perfect route to victory in almost any situation.
- Badass Adorable: He's short, cute-looking, and generally a kind and reasonable person. He will kick your ass nine ways to Sunday if you happen to cross him.
- Blade on a Stick: Fights with a spear. Actually necessary for one of his skills, which only activates while he has a spear in hand.
- Brutal Honesty: Usually outwardly polite and amiable, but he has his moments.Finn: [after a group of adventurers manage to piss off the Amazon sisters] As you can see, these girls don't have the ability to seduce anyone.
- Can't Hold His Liquor: One of the first members of his familia to get drunk during their party at the bar, not even making it past one cup in spite of his seniority.
- The Captain/The Leader: He is the Captain of the Loki Familia.
- Chick Magnet: During a murder investigation it was decided that the women of the town must be body checked. All of the women immediately flocked to Fynn for the check, all of them swooning over him and spouting their adoration for the diminutive Adventurer. Keep in mind that he's probably in his mid-forties at the earliest.
- Everything Is Better With Spinning: Can spin his spear in his hand so quickly it acts like a buzzsaw!
- Good Old Fisticuffs: Resorts to these after being disarmed. It's a lot more effective than you'd expect, being able to punch someone clear across a field when he's really trying.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Is blonde, friendly, and a Reasonable Authority Figure. Just don't get on his bad side.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: While not his favorite weapon, he's still fully capable of wielding a sword with great dexterity, slicing off the legs of entire groups of acid-spewing monsters with ease while borrowing Aiz's Desperate. He's also the leader of the Loki Familia's field forces.
- Heroic Resolve: Two of his skills reflect this aspect of him. The first his Pallum Pride, in which his choice to face unfathomable danger for his race grants him bonuses to his magic and skills in the face of adversity. The second is Noble Brave, in which his sheer bravery and Nerves of Steel grant him a great amount of resistances against attacks on his mind.
- Hobbits: His race, the pallums/prums, are this more or less, only being even more child-like in appearance.
- Hope Bringer: Invoked. Having seen the despair that had overtaken the Prum race, Finn decided to become a guiding light to the rest of his people and inspire them to greatness so that they may once more stand up for themselves. Upon making this decision at the age of ten, he changed his name, underwent four years of martial training, and then joined the Loki Familia, eventually leading it to greatness and global fame.
- Kissing Under the Influence: He wonders if Tione is going to do this to him while he's drunk.Fynn: What are you planning to do to me after I'm drunk?
- Large and in Charge: Subverted. He is easily the smallest member of the familia next to some girls and is easily the most respected member of the group in regards to taking and giving orders.
- Like Goes with Like: For a person who works to restore the prums' pride, naturally he prefers dating another Prum instead of Tione, an amazon who is utterly smitten with him, since he needs a prum heir to continue his legacy after he's gone. He eventually decides to propose to Lili, who rejects him in favor of Bell. He then tries to have a duel with Bell (who is badly outmatched) to settle it, but is forced to flee from Tione's advances before he could do so.
- Magic Knight: Despite his preference for using a spear, he has a respectable B-Rank in his Magic stat. In addition, one of his two magics, Tir na Nog, adds all of his stats, levels, and ability totals to his magical power for a one-shot thrown attack, but it can only be used once every twenty-four hours.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: A subdued example, as his "Commanding Howl" skill allows him to project his voice across long-distances, suitable for his role as the main tactician and field commander.
- Meaningful Name: Finn's first name means "Fair-Haired" while his surname means "Sureness" or "Confidence", reflecting his blond hair and commanding presence as the Loki Familia's field commander.
- Meaningful Rename: Rather than being his given name, Finn is actually the name he chose when he decided to become a beacon to the rest of his people. It means "light" in the language of the Prum.
- Messy Hair: His hair is noticeably messy at the sides in such a way that it's almost feminine in the novels and the anime (see above). The manga tones it down considerably, giving him a much neater and combed style that is clearly boyish in nature.
- Multi-Melee Master: While he prefers to use his spear (since one of his skills boosts his already formidable mastery) he doesn't mind taking up Aiz's sword when confronted with monsters that would melt any other weaponry if stabbed. He is also willing to go hand-to-hand if deprived of both of these, punching other Level 6 adventurers clean across entire caves, albeit breaking a finger in the process.
- Nerves of Steel: Never really seen panicking (except when Tione is making moves on him) and always finds the best course of action no matter how bleak the situation is. He can also make hard decisions such as leaving Aiz to fight the boss alone while the rest of the Familia fled.
- No Guy Wants an Amazon: Tione is absolutely head over heels for him, but he is far from interested in dating her. In fact, he gets chills when Tione mentions that she wants to sleep in the same tent with him despite not being within earshot of the conversation.
- Older Than They Look: Looks no older than a human child who just entered puberty, yet is described as having over forty years of experience. In fact, his appearance has stayed the same for over ten years as seen in one of Aiz's flashbacks. Justified by the childish appearance of the Prum race (equivalent to a less hairy version of a Hobbit), and then doubled down on in Volume 8 of the Light Novels where he explains that Adventurers age slower due to their divine blessings, but it only becomes noticeable in the higher levels that most adventurers don't reach. Being a Prum just turns the effect Up to Eleven.
- Purple Is Powerful: Most of his clothing is purple and he kicks copious amounts of ass.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Gently scolds Aiz for breaking formation in order to save some of the other members of the Familia but is willing to rewrite entire battle plans to accommodate her request after hearing the input of his fellow Familia commanders. While he makes hard decisions sometimes, such as leaving Aiz behind to face the mutated acid-spewing monster alone, he does so with the knowledge that her indestructible sword and wind magic make her best suited for facing it and he has utmost confidence that she'll succeed. Sure enough, she does. In the Date A Live crossover campaign of the mobile game Memoria Freese, as opposed to the Anti-Spirit Team, he specifically ordered that both Shido and the Spirit friends that came with him are to be escorted out of the dungeon unharmed upon seeing they can be reasoned with.
- Red Baron: Is renowned as "Braver" for his Nerves of Steel despite his diminutive and flighty race.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: When his magic, Hell Finnegas is activated. Boy, you do not want to cross him then.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Seems to be named after Fionn mac Cumhaill aka Deimne from Celtic Mythology.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Fynn or Finn, take your pick.
- Weak, but Skilled: Compared to his fellow Level 6s, his stats are somewhat below par due to his nature as a prum, known to be the weakest of the races next to humans, compensating with extreme skill and decades of combat experience instead. For reference, his stat spread includes a Dexterity stat of S-Rank: 999 while his Strength is a relatively paltry E. Nevertheless, this doesn't mean he's weak, he's still a Level 6 and can punch people clear across a room and slice through the roots of a giant plant monster with ease. He's only relatively weak.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: In an omake where Loki makes her entire familia wear sailor uniforms after an argument with Riveria, Finn pulls off the look incredibly well. It elicited a warm response:
- Wrecked Weapon: His Fortia Spear gets melted by the unknown monsters on the 50th Floor, but he later gets it replaced by one with the Durandal attribute like Aiz's made by Tsubaki Collbrande, the highest level member of the Hephaestus Familia.
A dwarf warrior, first-class adventurer. And one of three leaders of Loki Familia.
- An Axe to Grind: Fights with an axe.
- Elves vs. Dwarves: Had a mild case of this with Riveria back when she, Gareth and Finn were the only members of Loki Familia.
- Epic Flail: Turned a ten metre long red dragon into one by grabbing its tail and spinning it around to smash into other attacking monsters.
- Large and in Charge: He's fairly stout but Aiz, Bete, and Tiona kneel to him when ordered to.
- Our Dwarves Are All the Same: Fits the stereotype to a T.
- Out of Focus: Out of the three original members of Loki Familia, he has the least focus and development of them all.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Yen Press occasionally spells his name Galass.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Again with Riveria. They've mellowed a lot since their rocky start but it still comes out under particularly stressful moments.
- World's Strongest Dwarf: Dwarves as a race are noted for their physical strength and as a Level 6 adventurer Gareth takes that even further. Its suggested that in terms of raw physical power he may surpass even Ottar.
Raul NordA Level 4 Human adventurer of the Loki Familia.
- The Generic Guy: Zigzagged. While he is described as extremely average looking and often acts as the random Loki child, he's still a Level 4. His role in the familia is also hardly generic (if off-screen), as he works as the coordinator of Loki's rather numerous lower-ranking children.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: He's treated as generic because he's in the Loki Familia. As a Level 4, he would be a big shot elsewhere.
- A Lizard Named "Liz": She's a Cat Folk called Anakity.
- Cat Folk: Cyanotropes are beastmen of the feline type...
- Cat Girl: ...but look similar to humans enough that female cyantropes are effectively these.
- The Unpronounceable: She is usually called "Aki" because her name is hard to pronounce.
- Verbal Tic: Subverted. Unlike other Cat Girl in this series, she doesn't meow at all.
- Asshole Victim: One of the guys who left Lili to die ends up getting killed by a Minotaur the next episode. Nobody misses him. The original Light Novels show that the same fate was shared by all the other members of his party.
- Descent into Addiction: All of Soma's familia are dangerously addicted to his wine. All of them are either dangerously obsessive or violent in acquiring money, which they then use to get a taste of wine.
- Drugs Are Bad: Soma's wine has thoroughly corrupted the entire familia, where they will do everything they can for money so they can taste a bit more of the intoxicating wine.
- Hate Sink: Several members of the Soma familia are complete assholes who abuse Lili and treat her like a slave. Then after taking everything from her they leave her to die in the dungeon.
- Laser-Guided Karma: In the Light Novels, Kanu and the rest of his party stole a large box from Ottar, believing it to have precious loot. What was actually inside was the Minotaur Ottar was training up and it promptly kills them all.
- Slavery Is a Special Kind of Evil: Their treatment of Lili. They force her to work to her limit for the tiniest scraps of food, while taking all of her earnings for themselves. And she can't even get away, as any attempts she makes to escape and start a new life have them tracking her down and ruining the lives of whatever kind people let her in. It's why Lili initially came to despise adventurers, including Bell, before she comes to realize he's not like other adventurers.
The God of the Soma Familia.
A reclusive shrouded in mystery, Soma is rarely ever seen out in the world, and instead, spends his time solely to his hobby of wine brewing. Said hobby resulted in a failed product that was found to be highly addictive to adventurers, and caused numerous people to join his family out of necessity for the drink.
- Fantastic Drug: The complete version of Soma's wine is so intoxicating that a single taste will have anyone who isn't a god devote the remainder of their lives searching for more. It is to such an extent that the members of Soma Familia are loyal not to him, but his wine.
- No Social Skills: If Loki's description is anything to go by, he doesn't talk much to anyone.
- Restored My Faith in Humanity: Soma had long since abandoned his Familia since he was was disappointed in them for becoming slaves to his wine. All he wanted to do was make wine: he never thought that the Soma Familia would be reduced to such wretched conditions. Liliruka, however, manages to resist the intoxicating power of Soma through The Power of Love, and thus he permits Liliruka to transfer to Hestia's Familia. Afterwards, the Soma Familia gradually improves.
- Serious Business: Wine brewing.
- The Blacksmith: A whole familia of them and one of the most well-known for it.
- Non-Action Guy: Zigzagged. The majority of them aren't especially powerful adventurers, but the better smiths are at least Level 2 in order to rank up their blacksmith skill. Then there's Tsubaki Collbrande, a Level 5 Adventurer who runs into the dungeon to test out her latest works and find new materials to work with.
- Up Marketing: Downplayed. Their world-renowned as a luxury brand and its top products often go for millions of Vals. But their goddess is mindful of her newer blacksmiths and less affluent customers, setting aside a portion of their shop space specifically for lower-level Blacksmiths and Adventurers so they can form partnerships and the like. The low-levelled Blacksmiths aren't actually allowed to use their goddess' brand name until they can make good products worthy of the label though.
The Goddess of the Hephaestus Familia
Hephaestus runs a familia of blacksmiths who create armor and weapons for adventurers. She is also a dear friend of Hestia, and personally creates a dagger for her friend's first familia member in order to help with Bell's growth.
- Abled in the Adaptation: The original Hephaestus' legs were both crippled.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: In the original myths, Hephaestus was considered incredibly ugly, so much so that either Zeus or Hera (based on which version of the myth) threw him off of Mount Olympus due to his looks. Hephaestus' disability is also downgraded as a result, from being a double cripple to simply being blind in one eye with a voluptuous figure to complete the upgrade as part of her Gender Flip. It's just an illusion though. Remove the eyepatch on her face, and you'll discover something much more sinister. Or not. Shortly after this was revealed Welf removed her eyepatch and laughed... because she wasn't actually that ugly! She was simply ugly in comparison to the gods, who are an Inhumanly Beautiful Race.
- The Blacksmith: Her profession. In Heaven she was also the Ultimate Blacksmith, though her divine skillset is limited while she's on Earth.
- Curtains Match The Windows: Her crimson eyes match her bright red hair nicely.
- Dub Name Change: Downplayed a bit in the Latin American Spanish dub: Her name was changed to the Spanish rendition of the original Greek god (Hefestosnote ), but they didn't try to change it to the correct gender (it would be either "Hefestia", "Hefesta" or "Hefestria"). Considering they didn't did the same in the original Japanese version, this is understandable.
- Eyepatch of Power: She wears one over her right eye.
- Fiery Redhead: The strong, and passionate type.
- Gender Flip: Hephaestus was a man in the original Greek myths.
- Hot God: One of the biggest sources of eye candy at Ganesha's ball until Freya arrived.
- Odd Friendship: With Hestia. They're polar opposites in that Hephaestus runs an extremely large and wealthy Familia while Hestia's is small and poor. Hephaestus is serious and diligent while Hestia is cheerful and lazy. Hephaestus is often the one lending Hestia items, money, and even Hestia's church so that the poorer goddess can get by. Yet despite all of this Hephaestus still considers Hestia a friend.
A Level 5 Adventurer and the Head of Hephaestus Familia
- Ambiguously Brown: Her human half is stated to be from the same area that other characters like Mikoto are from but is described as darker skinned than them as well as darker skinned than any of the shown dwarves.
- D-Cup Distress: Finds her large bust more of an inconvenience than anything else. This annoys Loki greatly.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Cyclops due to wearing an eyepatch. She doesn't like it because it makes her sound like a monster that might be found in the dungeon.
- Eyepatch of Power: Wears one over her left eye (as opposed to Hephaestus wearing one over her right eye).
- Half-Human Hybrid: Half human, half dwarf.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Yields a tachi.
- Miko: Evokes the look with a white top (or white Sarashi) and red hakama.
- Sarashi: Wears this around her top when working in the forge.
- Ultimate Blacksmith: The best (mortal) smith in the largest guild dedicated to smithing. She is the best Orario has to offer and her ultimate goal is to surpass the skills of the gods themselves.
- Badass Army: How this familia is set up. They are the strongest group in Orario bar none. It is outright said that only the Loki Familia has any possible chance against them. With how Freya's familia completely destroyed the Ishtar Familia in a single night, just how much of a chance does the Loki Familia have?
- Undying Loyalty: With the exception of Ottar, none of the other members are happy with how obsessed Freya is with Bell, and believe that he's taken a monopoly of her affections. Nevertheless, they refuse to disobey her and will follow her orders to the letter.
The Goddess of the Freya Familia.
Known as the Goddess of Beauty, Freya loves to tease her fellow gods, and searches out adventurers with the greatest potential to join her...even if they are already a part of another god's familia. Freya eventually catches a glimpse of Bell, and sets her eyes on him to watch over his growth in order to one day make Bell a part of her familia.
- Ambiguously Evil: It's left vague if she's actually evil or just an extremist thrill seeker, but she has intentionally endangered the lives of others (especially Bell) in order to push his rapid growth that she is deeply obsessed with. This includes letting monsters run rampant in town and making the Silverback target her fellow goddess Hestia.
- Armor-Piercing Slap: How she kills Ishtar.
- Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: She is the one who sends Ishtar back to heaven.
- Beneath the Mask: She has a very different persona in private, dropping her polite visage in favor of being dangerously obsessive over Bell to stalker levels.
- Charm Person: Has mind-control powers. It even affects monsters.
- The Chooser of The One: With the one she chooses being Bell Cranel, where she becomes obsessed with making him more powerful.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: She got jealous of Aiz when the latter started hanging out with Bell to train him, even if intellectually, she can admit the training is beneficial for Bell's development.
- Combat Stilettos: Subverted in Book 7. Though she does not actually fight in them. She navigates the warzone between her and Ishtar's familia with ease in her high heels. Their clicking is especially noted as she pursues and eventually kills Ishtar.
- The Dreaded: Despite how uninvolved she usually is in the disputes between Gods, all the other Gods consider her this. Her familia is at the top of the food chain and could easily crush any other with the possible exception of the Loki Familia if she actually felt motivated to do so. The destruction of the Ishtar Familia was a major reminder of that for all the others.
- Even Evil Has Standards:
- She released the monsters during the festival, but enchanted them so they would not harm anyone (their only purpose being a distraction while the Silverback went after Bell): she was aghast to learn people had been hurt by one monster.
- She strongly considered crushing the Apollo familia for their crimes against Hestia and Bell, especially once they openly rampaged through town, caring not a whit about the collateral damage, but then decided the "war games" was a Necessarily Evil roadblock Bell has to face in his growth. To her credit, she's ultimately proven right.
- Establishing Character Moment: She makes a grand appearance at the Gods' Banquet, has a brief conversation with Hestia about Bell, then departs after loudly declaring she's had her fill of all the men present.
- Fantastic Arousal: Gets quite turned on when watching Bell battle the red minotaur.
- Friendly Enemy: She is not exactly going out of her way to kill those that get close to Bell, nor is that even her goal, but she doesn't mind if people get hurt, as long as she can see Bell act cool.
- Glamour: The explanation given for why her Charm Person ability wasn't taken away like the other gods' Arcanum. The only real difference between her's and the Glamour that The Fair Folk used is that it's innate. Just as the gods' Immortality is not taken away, neither is the glamour of the Goddess of Beauty. The two are synonymous, and either way its not among her Arcanum, so it cannot be taken away.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: How her charm powers activate.
- Gone Horribly Right: She releases the monsters during the festival as basically a diversion so no one interferes with Bell's fight, she even charms them so they won't actually hurt anyone, except Bell, so she is quite shocked to hear that a monster started attacking people. Turns out she wasn't the only one who released monsters.
- Hot God: The goddess of beauty would fit this trope, but it seems just her presence will make anyone near her become enraptured, even Aiz almost fell for it.
- In Love with Your Carnage: Lets' just say she was "enjoying" Bell's fight with the minotaur.
- Karma Houdini: Freya managed to get Loki, the only person who managed to connect Freya to the monsters that rampaged in town, off her back by bribing her with an extremely rare item that Loki was looking for. By the time Loki realizes it, it's too late for her to do anything, and she begrudgingly warns Hestia to keep Bell as far away from Freya as possible.
- Lethal Chef: Freya's cooking is horrendous. That is to say, she has no idea at all when it comes to it. Anything she makes is lethal enough to banish a god back to Heaven with one bite. The only reason anyone is willing to try anything she makes is because... she's Freya.
- Love at First Sight: Towards Bell. Considering her persona however...Bell may not have been the first. Ironically she inspires this in everyone.
- In the first book, Freya mentions her new infatuation while having lunch with Loki, who thinks something along the lines of 'Ah, crap. Here we go again'. Apparently, Freya has a history of love at first sight, and obsessively pursuing the object of affection, even if they belong to another Familia; it usually doesn't end well for said object. Given that she's already put Bell into several near-death situation just to watch him 'perform' for her, it's a good bet she normally pursues them to death. Note that her most devoted Familia member, Ottar, is the only living Level 7 adventurer. Maybe a similar pursuit by Freya is how he got that way...
- In the third novel, Ottar reveals that Freya has indeed does this before. However, her obsession with Bell is clearly different from the other times, and Ottar notes that if Bell dies, she may well abandon everything else just to follow him to Heaven.
- Mystical White Hair: Has snow-white hair and is possibly the most influential goddess in Orario.
- Mythology Gag: Freya has an innate ability to see a person's potential, or 'eyes of true colors', and since it's innate, it's not considered part of her Arcanum and she can use it freely. It's a source of great frustration for Loki, as it makes Freya an infallible talent spotter; the only hope is to get a powerful warrior before Freya sees them, though even that won't stop her if she wants that warrior badly enough - it's stated that Freya's not above outright poaching. In Norse Mythology, Freya is Queen of the Valkyries - those that choose the souls of the worthy dead from the battlefields, literally talent-spotting the warriors worthy of Valhalla.
- Not Me This Time: She released several monsters during the festival so one of them could attack Bell to unleash his hidden potential, while the rest were a distraction. However she made sure the monsters wouldn't harm anyone. She's shocked to learn there was a plant monster that injured Lefiya, which was not among the ones she released.
- Polite Villains, Rude Heroes: While not exactly a villain, she was the main antagonistic driving force of Season 1. Nonetheless she remains very civil and polite, especially Hestia, who in contrast is very rude and upfront in general.
- The Pornomancer: Sex is literally her power, she is a Living Aphrodisiac capable of making men, women and even monsters fall for her, and if she touches you she can cause orgasms so strong the recipient will pass out, and you will be completely under her spell.
- Power Incontinence: If the gag spinoff Days of Goddess is to be believe, her Charm Person power cannot be turned off. This is why she often walks with a hood—so as to avoid unnecessarily charming others.
- Room Full of Crazy: A gag manga shows her having a room that has everything with Bell's face on it.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: According to the eighth novel, the Guild gave the Freya Familia a large fine for, basically, flattening the Pleasure Quarter and causing a lot of disruption. For a goddess who can afford the rent for a penthouse on The Tower, she'd afford it since (at least to her) it's for Bell's sake.
- Single-Target Sexuality: Becomes obsessed with Bell, and works behind the scenes to make him stronger, such as having Ottar train a Minotaur and then has it chase Bell down.
- Stalker with a Crush: Can be seen as such towards Bell, who she is deeply obsessed with. Her stalker tendencies are actually so intense that it gave Bell the ability to sense when someone was watching him.
- The Vamp: An incredibly dangerous predator. If Bell is a rabbit, then Freya is a fox.
- Tranquil Fury: She never loses her calm and graceful demeanor as she and her Familia raid the Pleasure quarter. It is still made clear that she's pissed off that Ishtar would dare to steal Bell from under her nose.
- Villainesses Want Heroes: Whether she's actually a villain is debatable, but what is certain is that she wants Bell for herself, and she has nothing wholesome in mind.
- Villainous Rescue: She rescues Bell by preemptively attacking Ishtar's Familia, in part to stop Ishtar's arrogance that she could somehow beat the former. But it was mostly due to Ishtar kidnapping Bell which prompted her to utterly crush Ishtar once and for all.
- World's Most Beautiful Woman: As the Goddess of Beauty, this is a given.
- Yandere: She sees anyone who comes between her and Bell, mortal or divine, as a threat she needs to crush immediately. When she watched Bell and Aiz dance together in a banquet hosted by the Apollo familia, she seriously considered unleashing a herd of minotaurs until Ottar informed her how bad of an idea that was. And then there's what she does to Ishtar.
A Boaz (Half-Pig beastman) of the Freya Familia.
As a loyal adventurer to Freya, Ottar subjugates a minotaurnote , and sends it after Bell for training.
- Bring It: To Aiz.Ottar: [to Aiz] Come, Sword Princess.
- Establishing Character Moment: He shows up in the dungeon searching for the right Minotaur to duel with Bell and catches the swing from one of the Minotaur with one bare hand, then promptly squeeze its weapon to pieces without breaking a sweat. This even send dread down on the Minotaur. It establishes Ottar as an otherworldly strong character.
- Cool Sword: A hefty but weathered blade almost as large as himself. It's powerful enough to chip the edge of Aiz's otherwise unbreakable sword. He leaves it behind after being confronted by Fynn and Riveria.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: Very overtly averted. Freya questions him on whether he's jealous she's so obsessed with Bell, and he answers no in such a way that Freya actually liked him a bit more than before.
- Dare to Be Badass: Leaves Fynn and the Loki Familia with one which reflects Bell's decision to face the Minotaur alone and "go on an adventure."Ottar: Break out of your shell. Reject the help of others and face your own adventure. The only direction you need to look is forward.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: Acts as one towards a minotaur he selects to train against Bell. He ends up breaking one of its horns during the training session.
- Little Bit Beastly: As a Boaz, he has a pig's ears, but is otherwise humanoid.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: He bars Aiz's attempts to intervene when the Minotaur he trained attacks Bell. He's then confronted by Bete, Tione, and Tiona who hold him off while Aiz rushes to save the younger adventurer. While he was willing to fight all of them, he backs down once Fynn and Riveria show up to intervene, knowing that even he can't take on all of them at once.
- Master Swordsman: Fights with a sword and repels all of Aiz's attacks with only limited effort despite her status as a legendary swordswoman and genius.
- Muscles Are Meaningful: He's ripped to kingdom come and can wield his BFS with just one hand.
- No-Sell: Easily repelled everything Aiz could throw at him. When facing down Phryne, a Level 5 Adventurer, he effortlessly stops her attacks, which have slain thousands of other high-level adventurers.
- Red Baron: "Warlord" for being the strongest Adventurer in Orario.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: To avoid certain doom, Phyrne tries to seduce Ottar but she made the fatal mistake by saying she is more beautiful than Freya. Ottar is not happy about that and delivers a devastating punch that will make that evil woman more ugly than before.
- Undying Loyalty: To Freya. So much so that merely encountering an adventurer from a different Familia in the dungeon is enough to make him want to kill them. Woe betide you if you happen to call yourself more beautiful than Freya, as Phyrne found out the hard way.Ottar: I encountered an adventurer from another Familia in the dungeon, isn't that reason enough for us to kill each other?
- World's Best Warrior: He is the only Level 7 at Orario, making him the single strongest adventurer.
The God of the Miach Familia.
Miach is close friend of Bell and Hestia, and provides a potion shop for adventurers.
- Benevolent Boss: Turned down an invitation to one of Ganesha's events in order to deal with his financial problems.Miach: I got an invitation. But my Familia is struggling for money at the moment. I can't leave them at this stressful time.
- Clueless Chick Magnet: Has no idea of how popular he is.
- Hot God: He's a god that's quite popular with the ladies.
- Mythology Gag : in Irish mythology, Miach was (temporarily) killed, and 365 medicinal herbs sprang from his grave; the herbs corresponded to whichever body part they were intended to treat and heal. Mythologically speaking, Miach's body is one of the foundations of pharmacology and alchemy... or, y'know, potions for healing and use in battle.
- Nice Guy: The nicest God introduced and one of the nicest characters, if not the nicest.
- Oblivious to Love: To Naza's displeasure, though she also finds it somewhat good because he's too popular with women.
- Perpetual Poverty: Among the poorest of the descended gods, it was not always the case though. That said, Nahza's winning the War Game bet seems to have improved the familia's fortunes quite a bit.
The captain of Miach Familia. She sells potions.
- Archer Archetype: Fights with bow and arrows. This is rather usefulS2E02 when her archery prevented Bell from being killed by Hyacinthus.
- Artificial Limbs: Her right arm was replaced with an artificial one after she lost her real one.
- Beast Man: From the Chienthrope race.
- Demoted to Extra: In S1 she appears in at least one scene but has no speaking lines. This is despite her being a regular supporting character in the novels and even having a short story that goes over her back story. This is so bad that in S2 when she plays a role in helping Bell, a lot of viewers were left wondering who she was.
- Game-Breaking Injury: She used to be an Adventurer before she lost her right arm.
- It's All My Fault: Blames herself for the decline of her Familia.
- Mythology Gag: In the myth of Miach, one of his greatest achievements as a healer was replacing the hero Nuada's artificial arm with one of flesh and blood. Managing such an outstanding artificial arm without his Arcanum might very well be an equivalent achievement in universe.
- Rags to Riches: Is one of the few people in all of Oraria to bet on Bell and Hestia Familia during the War Games in sixth novel / second season on the anime. It's heavily implied that her winnings are a huge, life-changing amount of money.
- Retired Badass: Was a level 2 Adventurer before.
A healer originally from the Apollo familia but joins the Miach familia after Apollo's banishment.
- Bait the Dog: An accidental case. She was really looking forward to joining Hestia familia because Bell actually believed her when she mentioned her prophetic dream about losing her pillow somewhere on what was once the Apollo mansion, went to look for it, found it, and returned to her. Then she and Daphne learn how Hestia has a massive debt, and Daphne drags her off, stating that joining a familia with such terrible financial problems is not a good idea.
- The Cassandra: Like her namesake, her dreams are often prophetic—but nobody believes in her.
- I Warned You: She knew that her familia would lose, and wasn't happy with how no one listened to her.
- Peek-a-Bangs: As can be seen in the page image, hair hides half her face. Watchers of the anime are never told why that is.
- Stockholm Syndrome: She hates the way she was "recruited" to the Apollo famila, and is treated like absolute dirt, but she's still unflinchingly loyal and devoted, throwing herself into the fray to protect her abuser. If this were reality, she'd be diagnosed with "battered spouse syndrome."
- Upper-Class Twit: Subverted. All her prophesies are being seen as her being Cloudcuckoolander-ish out of coming from the nobility.
A spellcaster originally from the Apollo familia but joins the Miach familia after Apollo's banishment.
- Despair Event Horizon: Passed it upon being forced to join Apollo Familia, alongside Cassandra. She even tells Bell and Hestia "you have my condolences" when delivering the invite to the "Gods Feast" that she knew would lead to Apollo doing the same to Bell.
- Don't Make Me Destroy You: Orders Bell to surrender and allow himself to be dragged off to Apollo Famila. She then attacks him with magic when he refuses.
- It's Probably Nothing: Is continuously dismissive of Cassandra's warnings, despite being well are that she has prophetic dreams.
- Just Following Orders: How she justifies taking part in the assault upon Hesita's church, stating she has no choice but to follow Apollo's orders.
- Motive Rant: Yells at Bell how resisting Apollo's "recruitment" is a fool's errand.
- Those Two Guys: Almost always shows up alongside Cassandra.
The god of the Takemikazuchi Familia.
- A Father to His Men: Worries more about the safety of his familia than some of the other gods, and as such, often wants them to prioritize protecting each other more than getting loot.
- Clueless Chick Magnet: One savvy goddess even suggests that both he and Miach probably should't be allowed to talk to women.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Played for Laughs. Dogeza is the signature technique of Takemikazuchi. When his Familia perform it before Hestia, the narration refers to it as their "ultimate technique".
- Hot God: Is considered to be pretty attractive, though he himself is unaware of it.
- Oblivious to Love: Doesn't realize that Mikoto has feelings for him, and does a lot of actions with the opposite sex that would be considered flirting if it wasn't for the fact he probably doesn't realize what it looks like.
- Orphanage of Love: He runs an orphanage in his shrine in Far East, and Mikoto's backstory shows it's not bad at all. It's also the reason why he and some of his children are living in Orario— Shrine donations can't catch up with orphanage expenses, so he has to bring some of his stronger children to Orario to earn money from Dungeon Crawling.
- Perpetual Poverty: He is one of the poorest gods in Orario, mainly because he has to support an orphanage at home as well.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He doesn't try to cover up his familia accidentally luring monsters onto Bell's group, and takes full responsibility for it.
The captain of Takemikazuchi Familia.
- An Axe to Grind: His Weapon of Choice.
- The Chains of Commanding: When his companions were chased by monsters, considering how heavily injured Chigusa was, he lured a Pass Parade towards Bell's party. He later apologized, but he was quite adamant about the necessity of the decision and how they needed to do this to survive regardless of the morality of it.
- Large and in Charge/The Leader: He's the leader with a Heroic Build.
- My Greatest Failure: Is not happy about having been forced to run away and then luring his attackers onto Bell's party. As a result, he intercepts an attack on Bell by the Goliath, saving him in the process, but suffers a devastating attack in the process.
- Oblivious to Love: He doesn't have a clue on Chigusa's crush on him, much to Mikoto's chagrin.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: After their rocky start, he becomes this to Welf. The two of them waste no time sniping at each other, even in the middle of combat.
The Supporter of Takemikazuchi Familia.
- Blinding Bangs: Her two eyes are covered by her hair.
- Damsel in Distress: Her injury is the cause for Ouka to dump the monsters onto Bell during Bell's first expedition to mid level.
- Feminine Women Can Cook: Aisha jokingly asks her to retire as an adventurer and open a restaurant instead.
- The Quiet One: Always speaks in a hushed voice. When she loudly asked her deity to clarify the fate of the renart whose soul is sealed in a Killing Stone in the seventh novel, the entire familia is shocked that she actually can be loud.
- Shrinking Violet: She is quite shy, and Mikoto is the only person she gets along without getting nervous.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: She is considered as this by the gods during Denatus.
The God of Hermes Familia.
- Affectionate Gesture to the Head: Does this commonly to soothe Asfi.
- The Chessmaster: The events of the seventh novel is basically him manipulating several Familia (amongst them Freya's) to get even for Ishtar raping him earlier.
- Doublestandard Rape Female On Male: Averted, at least in the anime. When Ishtar forces him into her bed, and uses her Charm Person powers to interrogate him, it's not played for laughs or titillation, at all. He is shown to be clearly traumatized.
- Extreme Doormat: To many gods he is a coward with no backbone. However, given he's a Wild Card, it might be an act.
- Handsome Lech: He's a total pervert. Most of the women he meets are exasperated by him and his flirting.
- Hot God: As a god, he's pretty much by default handsome by mortal standards.
- Humans Are Bastards: In episode 12 he provides a group of jealous adventurers with a helmet of invisibility (made by Asfi) so that they can manipulate Bell into a very unfair duel. He tells Asfi that it is so Bell can learn the dark side of humanity.
- It Amused Me: Some of the things he does towards Bell, such as secretly luring him to a spot to peek on the women while they were bathing, which he was totally against. He later reveals to Ishtar that Freya was obsessed with Bell, which prompted her to kidnap him, and incurring Freya's wrath as a result.
- Lovable Sex Maniac: It's kind of hard to deny... He often visits the red light district, and tries to get Bell to peek on the girls while they're bathing.
- Nice Hat: She wears a leather hat.
- No-Sell: Downplayed. He's one of many male gods captivated by Freya, but he's not so far gone that he doesn't notice her actions or questions her motive when she does something unusual.
- Romantic Wingman: At a party, he set Bell and Aiz up to dance together while preventing their respective goddesses from interrupting them as long as possible. He does this knowing full well what the consequences are given the goddesses' respective temperaments and their own affections for their respective followers.
- Secret Test: Unknown to Bell he manipulated the situation in episode 12 in order to test Bell's worthiness as Zeus's grandson.
- Trickster Mentor: He tries to be this to Bell. Unfortunately Hermes seems to think that Bell is like him when it comes to women, which... he's not. At least his non-romantic advice is helpful?
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Takemikazuchi.
- Walking the Earth: He's not at Orario often because he travels a lot, as befits the Olympians' Divine Messenger (there's a reason he's on the Interflora vans; one of the first great delivery services other than pizza).
- Wild Card: Hermes makes a habit out of betraying everyone he allies with. Everyone. Except maybe Zeus and even then, Dionysus accuses him of disloyalty to Zeus and regards him as Ouranos' dog.
Asfi Al Andromeda
The Leader of Hermes Familia.
- Action Girl: She is level 4 and is the strongest member of her Familia.
- Alliterative Name: Asfi Al Andromeda
- Badass Bookworm: Besides her Gadgeteer Genius credentials, Asfi is a highly capable warrior... and she's the leader of the Hermes Familia. Plus she seems to be the only mortal who can tell Hermes what to do, if only occasionally.
- Beleaguered Assistant. Poor, poor, Asfi. Her god is hardly around, so pretty much all of the work a god would normally do for their familia falls on her. And when he is around, she gets pulled around in his schemes, frustrating her as she pretty much gets no say in it. And to top it all of, he's also pervert enough to engage in being The Peeping Tom.
- The Dragon: Her relationship with Hermes, in his aspects as a Trickster God and Chessmaster, has heavy shades of this.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Asfi is renowned as one of the five greatest Item Makers alive, meaning she's a combination of inventor and artisan. Her winged sandals are her most impressive creation.
- Mythology Gag / Meaningful Name: Her surname is Andromeda, and her God-Given Nickname is Perseus (see Red Baron below). In Greek Mythology, Andromeda became the wife of the Hero Perseus after a Rescue Romance. Also, in the myth one of the reasons Perseus survived was because he was gifted a pair of winged sandals by Hermes; Asfi's sandals have wings that enable her to fly, just like the mythical Perseus - in a twist to this version, it's noted that Asfi crafted them herself (see Gadgeteer Genius).
A chienthrope child of the Hermes Familia.
- Cannot Keep a Secret: More exposition about the Hermes Familia has been the result of Lulune running her mouth than anything else. Practically everything about the Hermes Familia is confidential, but Lulune can't keep it confidential.
- Highly Visible Ninja: She's a thief, but she has a tendency to blab her mouth and often gets into trouble.
- Little Bit Beastly: Like any of the animal people in this universe.
A prum spellcaster of the Hermes Familia.
Ishtar is a rival Goddess to Freya. Most of the members of her Familia are attractive women who act as both adventurers and prostitutes. As such, they're headquartered in the city's Red Light District. In fact, they're said to outright control it.
- Alpha Bitch: She makes Apollo seem like a Nice Guy by comparison. For all his nastiness, at least Apollo doesn't force his familia into prostitution, nor does he force them into Human Sacrifice rituals for a cheap power-up to go after other gods over a petty grudge.
- Always Second Best: She hates being this to Freya: having the lowest of Familias while Freya is widely respected, being less beautiful than Freya, and only having one top class adventurer while Freya has loads. In fact she tries to charm Bell into her slave just to tick her off... which ends in Freya invading and curb stomping her famila in retaliation and Freya herself personally sending Ishtar back to heaven.
- Amazon Brigade: Her Familia's top fighters are the Barbera, a team of Amazons.
- Ambiguously Brown: She has dark skin, but we know nothing about her race and/or ethnicity beyond that though IRL, Ishtar is a Goddess from Mesopotamia, which is middle-Eastern.
- Attempted Rape: She tries to force herself on Bell just to piss off Freya.
- Bad Boss: If Haruhime has anything to say. Aisha, too.
- Bullying a Dragon: Ishtar is well aware that she's vastly weaker than Freya, whether in a straight up fight, or familia vs famila. Yet, going by Freya's testimony, which Ishtar doesn't dispute, Ishtar has a long history of "pranking" Freya. Messing with Bell was just the last straw.
- Charm Person: As a goddess of beauty, she has the same ability as Freya. She activates it by stripping nude. It has no effect on Bell, much to her shock.
- Cornered Rattlesnake: Nowhere to run, and no minions to hide behind, she lunges at Freya, hoping to do some damage, especially since Freya rightly states that Ishtar's inferiority is due to the latter's lack of elegance. It doesn't help.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Freya completely cripples her Familia and sends her back to heaven in one night.
- Disney Villain Death: Freya confronts Ishtar on a staircase overlooking the Pleasure Quarter. She then slaps the latter, causing her to lose her balance and fall down to her banishment to heaven.
- Evil Counterpart: While Freya isn't entirely good, Ishtar is in many ways a much darker version of Freya. They share a lot of tropes. This is likely based on their mythology; while both are goddesses of fertility, sexual desire, and love, Ishtar is also a War Goddess and has close ties to her Pantheon's underworld, while Freya is the leader of the Valkyries (who choose the worthy slain after death) and has associations with music and flowers.
- Evil Is Petty: Why does she want to sacrifice Haruhime in a way that would permanently destroy her soul for a cheap power-up to launch a war on Freya? She resents the fact that people see Freya as prettier than herself.
- Hot God: Her beauty rivals that of Freya. That said, while she eclipses almost everyone else, Freya has her beat in that regard. This is proven during their final confrontation in which all of her followers had their charms easily overwritten by Freya, making it clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that Freya was more beautiful.
- I Control My Minions Through...: Abuse, of all kinds, blackmail, enslavement, forced prostitution, mind-control, and rape. Despite all this being public knowledge, she has the gall to be confused, indignant, and outraged that nobody likes her.
- Never My Fault: In her eyes, her plans going awry is never her doing, it's always someone or something else. When she forcefully reveals Bell's stats and skills, she loudly proclaims he's mocking her because his Realis Phrase makes him Immune to Mind Control.
- The Vamp: Just like Freya, she is aware of her good looks and likes to use them to her advantage. When her Amazonesses drag Bell back to their home, they all try to hide him from her for fear that she'll snatch him up instead.
- Villainesses Want Heroes: She attempts to charm Bell into joining her, and unlike Freya, a lot of the things she does are unambiguously wrong.
- Watching Troy Burn: The Pleasure quarter is engulfed in flames when Freya orders her Familia to attack Ishtar's. Many of Ishtar's familia watch in horror as their homes go up in flames.
- 0% Approval Rating: She is strong so she becomes the captain, the qualification stops there and overall, she is unpopular among her familia.
- Acrofatic: She is incredibly fast and agile despite her disproportionately short limbs, Justified as she is a level 5 with much higher agility stats than Bell.
- Animal Motif: She's often compared to a toad, and certainly acts like one, in addition to simply looking like one.
- Ax-Crazy: Literally. She fights with war-axes and is demonstrably unstable. In battle, she attacks with wild abandon, living for the thrill of causing as much carnage as possible.
- Bad is Good and Good is Bad: The reason she thinks she's "beautiful" is purely going by the sheer number of notches she has on her bedpost. She cares not a whit that said "notches" were kidnapped, dragged into her self-proclaimed love-nest against their will, pumped full of terror and/or aphrodisiacs, and horribly tortured until they can't perform, ever again. She calls Haruhime "ugly" because she's aware that Haruhime's a virgin since Haruhime's clients leave when she passes out from Paralyzing Fear of Sexuality.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: Demands Haruhime intervene in her fight with Bell by using her "Level-boost" spell. Haruhime does, by casting it on Bell instead. Cue an epic No-Holds-Barred Beatdown on Phryne.
- Blasphemous Boast: She's so delusional, she'd compare her own "beauty" to that of Freya. Saying this in front of Freya's children bites her royally in the ass, as they do not take kindly such blasphemy about his goddess.
- Brawn Hilda: She's huge and has a frog-like face. This is especially egregious in that she views herself as a Big Beautiful Woman.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: She doesn't just chain down men and pump them full of aphrodisiacs. She's got an entire torture dungeon under the Isthar familia home that Haruhime managed to accidentally stumble upon. Her victims are literally broken and bloody by the time she gets done with them.
- The Fighting Narcissist: In addition to thinking she's the most beautiful woman alive, she thinks she's the best fighter, ever, and is always itching to show off. To hammer home the point, she goes completely postal when her cheek is scratched by Bell as the two fight over Haruhime.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Nobody in the Ishtar Familia likes her. But she's so strong they can't (and Ishtar won't) get rid of her.
- Gonk: Even in the novels, she's described to have a boulder-like body, and relative to that size her limbs are too short and her head too large. When Bell first sees her, he wonders if she was a monster.
- Hoist by Her Own Petard: In two ways.
- First, she provides the sword to be used in killing Haruhime and placing her soul in the Killing Stone. Bell uses this sword in battle against her.
- Second, in the anime, her own girth and penchant for stomping craters in the ground while fighting allows Bell to literally beat her down, by slamming her through the stone floor into the level below, where she runs into Ottar.
- I Reject Your Reality: She is completely delusional. She honestly believes that she's the most beautiful woman in the world, bar none, and that the men she "tastes" are not traumatized to the point of complete impotence, but so utterly love-struck that they won't be "satisfied" by anyone else. It doesn't matter who calls her out on this, or even if she looks in a freaking mirror. There is no way to change her mindset, at all.
- Ironic Name: As most fans of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries know, Phryne was the name of an extraordinarily beautiful and extremely successful courtesan of ancient Greece. This Phryne most certainly isn't.
- Karmic Death: She has a long, long history of brutalizing men, in ways mental, physical, and sexual, purely to boost her delusion that she's the most beautiful woman alive. Battered and bloody, she runs into the top Freya warriors (just Ottar in the anime), and brags that she's the most beautiful woman when she realizes she can't win a fight, only for them to shatter her delusions, along with her skull, and with disgusting ease.
- Lecherous Licking: When she's got Bell in her "love nest" torture dungeon, she literally tastes him by walking in, dripping drool all over the place, and licks his entire face, covering him with saliva, and then points at all her torture implements saying "now where should we start?"
- Narcissist: She thinks she's more beautiful than Freya. She's not. Good luck telling that to Freya's children. Yeah, insulting the master of the World's Strongest Man to his face. See where that gets you.
- Oh, Crap!: She gets one when she sees Ottar walking towards her in the anime.
- Rape as Drama: She tries to make off with Bell so she can "eat" him in Volume 7. It's also implied that this isn't the first time she's done this... just the first time she's failed.
- The Worf Effect: With a dash of Worf Had the Flu. Is subjected to this when she runs into the top warriors of the Freya Familia (just Ottar in the anime) during the Freya Familia attack on Ishtar's. She is clearly The Dreaded to Ishtar's other women. But when she runs into them, she's visibly terrified of him, but attacks him anyway. When that fails, she attempts to seduce them, which only angered them even further by claiming to be just as beautiful as Freya.
One of Ishtar's Amazonesses. She is possibly one of the nicest members of Ishtar Familia (although that is not saying much.)
- All Amazons Want Hercules: Well, it's not she like can be PICKY as a prostitute, but this is definitely her preference.
- Ambiguously Brown: Like many of the members of the Familia, since it's mostly composed of Amazons.
- BFS: She often sports a huge sword that is about as tall as she is.
- Cool Big Sis: She takes a good care of the younger Berberas, especially to Haruhime even after the Isthar Familia's breakup.
- Femme Fatale: Her first encounter with Bell has him accidentally running into her and her pulling him close, stating that she found him very attractive.
- Kick Chick: One of the her defining feature is her long legs which she utilizes with a brutal efficiency and ferocity in combat. Bell learns it in a hard way as she could keep Bell out of reach with just her kicks.
- Guest-Star Party Member: She often joins Bell's party whenever Bell needs some extra fighting-power. Not that she doesn't want to become a permanent member, but Hestia and Lily will not have it.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: With more emphasis on the jerk part, but its there. Sadly it only seems to apply to Haruhime.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: She does not agree with some of the orders Ishtar and Phryne give her, but is forced to play along with them.
- Never My Fault: In episode 7 of the anime's season 2, when she attacks Bell in the dungeon, she tells him to blame everyone but herself."If you want to hate someone, hate that fickle goddess who has her eyes on you. Blame yourself for catching Ishtar's eye. Blame Ishtar for wanting you!"
- Pet the Dog: She's the only one who shows Haruhime any sort of compassion by giving her sweets from time to time.
- Rape as Backstory: Serves as one heck of a Freudian Excuse. Phyrne beats her half to death and then drags her to Ishtar who proceeds to use her Living Aphrodisiac and Charm Person powers to physically and mentally rape her until her mind breaks completely and she can't refuse Ishtar's orders any more.
- Shipper on Deck: She ships Bell X Haruhime post volume 7.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech /Dare to Be Badass: Delivers one to Bell in volume 7, calling out his cowardice and lack of commitment when it comes to saving Haruhime. She was actually hoping Bell will step up the plate and do something about it, not that she has anything to lose, anyway.
- Worthy Opponent: She admires anyone who stands up to her, and taunts those that fight her, saying that if they cannot best her in combat then they are not a "real man." At first, she is disappointed by how Bell runs away, but as Bell fights back she comes to respect him.
- Blood Knight: The way the Kali Familia is managed comes from the fact that she is solely excited by bloodshed. The reason she came all the way to Orario is so she could join Ishtar and fight Freya Familia.
- In Love with Your Carnage: She loves seeing fights and bloodshed no matter who is it that causes it.
- Action Girl:She is an Amazoness after all.
- All Amazons Want Hercules: After being defeated by Finn she fell in love with him and start to try to seduce him. She is as if not more aggressive in her attempt than Tione.
- Best Her to Bed Her: This seems to be a trait of the Amazons. They fall in love with the one who defeat them.
- Blood Knight: She enjoys fighting and the only reason she learned the common language was so she could understand what her opponents were saying.
- Our Vampires Are Diffrent: She has a curse that allows her to increase her status by drinking the blood of those received a flana from any god. This is one of the reasons she's at level 6 despite not entering the dungeon.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: After falling in love with Finn she has no problem stripping in public in an attempt to seduce him.
- The Social Darwinist: She does not care how many of her people, the Amazoness, she killed or have to kill for her to get stronger. She view it as a natural thing. For the strong to kill the weak.
- Badass Crew: Has one, but to a lesser extent than the likes of Loki and Freya as it's composed of mostly Level 2 adventurers (which are still considered elites when compared to the vast majority) compared to Loki's abundance of Level 5s and 6s.
- Evil All Along: Turns out he really is Enyo like Loki suspected. The loving and graceful god we see in the whole story is his drunk persona, convinced by himself that he is a righteous god.
- Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: He seems to have been plotting something... but he was perfectly honest when he said that he was trying to resolve the situation just like Loki. Dionysus even offers lunch to Lefiya, as he was grateful that she managed to break through Filvis' shell. He also cried when Filvis came home.
An aloof elf child of the Dionysus Familia and a Captain.
- Ambiguously Bi: She seems to have developed a very serious crush on Lefiya since Lefiya broke her shell and defrosted her. It might even be somewhat reciprocated. On the other hand, she goes Clingy Jealous Girl when Dionysus gets too friendly with other women.
- Broken Bird: Refuses to get close to anyone because of Survivor Guilt.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: She really doesn't like it when Dionysus gets too friendly with other women, and makes her displeasure known to him and the women he was talking to.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Lefiya manages to defrost her, calling out the fact that the idea that she is cursed is just a rumor and trying to get on her good side.
- Doom Magnet: Many adventurers believe she dooms any of her party members to death, given there's been at least four parties its happened to.
- Hates Being Touched: Even among elves who generally don't like being touched by members of other races, her reaction is extreme. Most elves just push the offenders hand away. Filvis goes straight to swinging her sword at the offender. At least Bete had the reflexes to not die from that but Lefiya who is a fellow elf is left wondering why her reaction was that extreme in the first place.
- Magic Knight: She uses a sword to fight and shorter magic to attack and defend.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Banshee, given in reference to her Doom Magnet reputation.
- Reduced to Dust: The fate of all creatures who have a magic stone. Upon her death, Filvis' ash floated around the hall and created an illusion of the view she and Lefiya had wanted to see after the war was over.
- Survivor Guilt: Certainly quite broken after being the lone survivor at a certain massacre at Level 27 six years before Present Day.
- Sympathy for the Devil: Even when Lefiya found out she had been working for Enyo, she only felt anger towards the gods and sadness for Filvis.
- Tragic Villain: She actually died at the massacre at Level 27 trying to save her familia members, but was brought back to life by the corrupted spirit, turned into a hybrid between mortal and monster. When she was stuck in despair and self-loathing, Enyo convinced her to help him destroy the city and the adventurers.
- White Shirt of Death: First she got her neck snapped, then she got eaten by monster with only one of her arms left.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: She has a duplication magic that allows her to create another identity: Ein, whom Filvis had stuffed most of her negative emotions into, but this also damaged her mantel health.
- Canon Foreigner: They've appeared in Arrow of the Orion
- Early-Bird Cameo: She made an appearance in ~Memoria Freese~ as an obtainable assist character.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has blue hair.
- Breaking the Fellowship: After their defeat in the War Game, Hestia has their familia forcibly disbanded and Apollo run out of town.
- Bullying the Dragon: Their feud with the Hestia familia began with several of their members belittingly their accomplishments and insulting Hestia.
- Moral Myopia: They have the gall to be enraged at the Hestia famila's Combat Pragmatism, after putting them through the list below:
- One of their members goes and publicly harasses Bell, Welf, and Lilly in a bar, even blocking their path when they try to leave.
- The rest of the members present openly attack after the aggressor gets a bit of beer splashed in his face, for insulting Hestia herself.
- When Bell, Welf, and Lilly fight them off, Hyacinth attacks and absolutely brutalizes Bell for the Crime of Self-Defense.
- Luan puts Bell through a Frame-Up by Playing the Victim Card with a Wounded Gazelle Gambit so Apollo can challenge Hestia to a "war" that she's not likely to win.
- When Hestia wisely turns him down, leading Bell away, the next morning, Apollo familia blows up Hestia's church, with Bell and Hestia inside, and openly hurl violence on the both of them as they flee through town, not only involving many innocent bystanders in the collateral damage, but hiring Soma familia to help them put even more pressure on Bell and Hestia.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: The adventurer's guild sighs in resignation at their attack upon the Hestia familia because no matter what sanction or fine they levy, Apollo familia will just pay it, and go right back to what they were doing.
- Underestimating Badassery: This famila believed they had a high advantage against Hestia's group with their 100 members to their five. They never expected them to use underhanded tactics and loopholes.
- Ambiguously Bi: He prefers boys over girls, but certainly he is interested in girls as well. That's why, on one hand, Daphne and Cassandra are his children, and on the other hand he tries to steal Bell away from Hestia.
- The Determinator: Once he decides he wants you in his familia, he will not stop. He hunted Cassandra and her friend through multiple continents until they had nowhere else to go.
- Evil Is Petty: Which gets lampshaded. Despite hiring Soma famila to help with his harassment campaign against Hestia and her familia, he denies both her request for a one-on-one duel, calling her "lazy" because Bell is her only "child" at the time, and only after goading from Loki and Freya, of all people, agrees to let Hestia ask for help, but only allows one adventurer who has no official affiliation to any of the familia in Orario. All the other gods call him "petty" as a direct result.
- The Exile: After his familia is beaten, Hestia has him booted back to Heaven, or at least out of Orario, permanently.
- Has a Type: He likes youthful boys and girls, to the point that some of his children went into his familia against their will, although he treats them well.
- Jerkass God: Would you believe this guy makes Freya look like a Nice Girl? If constantly insulting Hestia and leering at Bell doesn't count, what will?
- "Just Joking" Justification: When Hestia comes after him, after his familia lost the war-game, he tries to get out of his end of the pact by claiming all his despicable acts up to that point were all just a harmless joke. In the anime, at least, Hestia decides to make his loss even more significant, not just by taking all his assets, but forcing him to disband his familia and exiling him from Oratario, permanently.
- Laser-Guided Karma: His familia destroyed Hestia's church in an ambush. As payback for this, Hestia takes his manor.
- Lecherous Licking: Does a hammy one after stating that he intends to take Bell from Hestia.
- Narcissist: While he may have fleeting "crushes," he's truly in love only with himself. When Hestia confiscated the mansion formerly owned by Apollo familia, she found paintings and statues of him everywhere, and it took quite a bit of time and expense to get rid of all of them.
- Smug Snake: He has a disgustingly smug smirk whenever he spits at Hestia. It drops immediately after his group is defeated.
- Stalker with a Crush: How he "recruits" his familia. Should an adventurer catch his eye, male or female, he will hunt them down, to the corners of the earth, until they have no choice but to join, because they have nowhere else to go.
- Suicidal Overconfidence: Mostly justified. The field was grossly skewed in his favor, even so, to tell Hestia "I will follow all your conditions" in the unlikely event she'd win was a horrible idea, and he pays for it, dearly.
- Ambiguously Gay: He seems willing to do anything for Apollo and was very annoyed with how Bell has his attention, to the point that he was willing to kill him over it. This alludes to his Classical Mythology basis as Apollo's lover.
- Bad Boss: How does he reward Cassandra for telling him to run, when Bell is preparing to fire a massive Fire-bolt directly beneath his feet? Smacks her down, and kicks her.
- The Bully: Loves to kick around people weaker than himself, even if they're on his side.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: He is so desperately jealous for Apollo's affection that he will outright murder the "competition."
- Irony: His magic Aro Zephyros is basically a magical discus. His Classical Mythology basis was accidentally killed by Apollo's discus.
- Irrational Hatred: Hates and wants to kill Bell, for the "crime" of being Apollo's Lust Object, something Bell never wanted, asked for, or had any control over, in any way.
- Light Is Not Good: When he has to resort to magic, he summons a whirling disk made entirely of light that homes in on his target, and he's an especially despicable individual.
- Longhaired Pretty Boy: Wears long hair in a pony-tail, and is physically handsome, at least in the anime, but his personality is entirely despicable.
- Sadist: He lives to cause people pain.
- Meaningful Name: He is every bit as toxic, clingy, and smothering as the plant he's named after, a hyacinth, and every bit as superficially attractive.
- This Cannot Be!: When Hestia familia winds up curbstomping his, almost immediately after the starter bell rang.
- Undying Loyalty: He is one of the few former Apollo Familia members that still follow Apollo after the latter's banishment.
- Who Are You?: In episode 4 of season 2, when seeing Bell has improved so much, that he can't simply bully the kid any more, he voices the trope name, word for word. Note that he's a level 3, while Bell is a level 2.
- Agent Provocateur: Went out of his way to harass and provoke Bell, Welf, and Lilli, even physically blocking their way at one point. When Welf "accidentally" spilled beer on him in response, the rest of Apollo familia took that as the okay to start giving Bell and Hestia hell.
- Frame-Up: Shows up at the god's feast where all the familias attend, bandaged from head to toe, and pretending to be in agony, blaming Bell for critically wounding him. Apollo uses this as a pretext to openly attack Hestia familia, even going so far as to blow up the church Hestia lives in, while it's fully occupied.
- Framing the Guilty Party: Lili makes him realize how it feels to have your reputation ruined through a Frame-Up by impersonating him, and making him appear like a traitor to his familia.
- Hobbits: His race. This is exactly why fellow Prum Lilly chose him as the impersonatee due to the lack of Shapeshifter Baggage here.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Used theatrics to start a major conflict between two familia, for shits and giggles. Got impersonated by Lilli, framed as a traitor, and his likeness was used to bring about his own familia's ruin, with his former team-mates now out for his blood.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Disguised himself as grievously wounded to frame Bell and start a fight between Apollo and Hestia familias.
- Adaptational Heroism: In the original myths Ouranos was an evil tyrant.
- Big Good: He leads the Guild, which is responsible for keeping order in Orario. However, there is an agreement that the Guild must not become another Familia, and thus Ouranos doesn't seem to have much power. In his own words, he rules, but he does not govern. As the story progresses it becomes apparent that Ouranos has a much greater role within the Guild then he first appears to. He assists Loki Familia in their hunt for Enyo, and protects the Xenos.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: His assurance alone that his prayers will keep monsters from invading Orario is enough to calm Royman down when all hell is breaking loose. He ultimately ends up bending, if not breaking, the agreement he had made with the Guild to be strictly neutral in the affairs between Familias, but he does this in the best interest of everyone.
- The Omniscient Council of Vagueness: During that brief period where we know that they're doing something behind the scenes but the main characters aren't directly involved. After that, we know that they're working to fight threats within the dungeon and protect the Xenos, but the protagonists are still on a need to know basis, so this might not be the only thing they're hiding.
- Ambiguous Gender: It's not clearly exactly what gender Fels is given the cloak that he's wearing.
- The Archmage: He was once the Sage, and thus one of the greatest mages ever.
- Black Cloak: His standard form of attire. This helps mask the fact that he's an undead sorcerer.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Fels is first seen in a dark cloak which masks his identity, and his appearance under it is frightening. However, as he's allied with the Guild, he's one of the good guys.
- Mysterious Backer: Fels serve this role for the main characters at first. He's genuinely benevolent, but limited by the non-interference clause imposed on Ouranos, so he has to keep his involvement secret even after his allegiances and motives are revealed.
- Our Liches Are Different: He was once the Sage who created the Philosopher's Stone, which granted him immortality. However, it turned him into a monster. Underneath his robes, he is actually a skeleton.
- Walking Spoiler: Even putting Fels in this folder is a bit of a spoiler, since in the beginning Fels seems to be an antagonist.
The leader of the Guild and de-facto ruler of Orario.
- Elfeminate: A notable aversion. He's rather short by elf standards and years of good living have made him rather portly, to the point he is called "The Guild Pig". This is noted to be extremely unusual for an elf. In each volume, when he is introduced, we hear this... again and again.
- The Hedonist: This is responsible for Royman's appearance, or maybe it is because of Post-Stress Overeating.
The half-elf receptionist of the Dungeon Guild.
Eina acts as Bell's advisor who looks out for his well-being when it comes to his adventures in the dungeon. She starts to become concerned upon realizing that he is leveling up quicker than normal.
- Affectionate Gesture to the Head: She loves bopping Bell on the nose as a sign of her affection.
- Cool Big Sis: Is this towards Bell, constantly watching out for his well-being.
- Half-Human Hybrid: She's an elf-human hybrid.
- Marshmallow Hell: Even Eina does this to Bell when they go out shopping.
- Meganekko: Wears glasses and is compassionate and motherly to Bell.
- Mrs. Robinson: At the age of 19 she's older than Bell by 5 years, yet seems to harbor feelings for him and is not above flirtatiously teasing him. Though it's downplayed in that she usually looks older and maturer than she really is, and when she dresses casually she seems more younger and closer in age to Bell.
- Our Elves Are Better: More or less averted. She and other female employees at the Guild are the closest to an Office Lady in this universe. Justified as she's only half-elf.
- Platonic Life-Partners: Serves as an adviser and mentor for Bell. Eina has an unprofessional tendency to get attached to her pupils, though, unusual among Guild receptionists (who know the downsides of loving someone that could die any day now.)
- She Cleans Up Nicely: She's already fairly pretty in her usual appearance, but she's a whole deal more attractive when she's out of her work clothes and having her glasses off.
Hostess of Fertility
The owner of the pub.
Mia is a retired dwarf adventurer, and chooses only to hire women to work at her establishment. She also has a soft-spot for Bell due to knowing that one of her employees likes him.
- Apron Matron: She fits this trope to a T:
- Ruling the Pub with an iron fist (literally), check.
- Large Ham, check.
- With a personality and presence that no one would dare to mess with her, check.
- Would personally take on an entire familia if someone messes with her employee, check.
- Big Beautiful Woman: She's quite curvaceous despite being fairly chubby.
- Boobs of Steel: She has a bust go along with her size and is the former captain of the Freya Familia and an ex-Level 6 Adventurer.
- Declaration of Protection: Deliver one at the end of Episode Lyu:Mia: I'm not only your master, but also your 'Mother', and that makes you my 'Daughter'. Everything in this pub belongs to me, and I'm not going let any idiots to have any funny idea with my property.
- Large and in Charge: A good six feet tall and a bit on the chubby side. No one dares to mess with her.
- Our Dwarves Are All the Same: She's an extremely burly bartender who is a former adventurer, but at 180cm, she's taller than many female humans in the story, much less dwarves. Particularly strange given that Gareth, the other major Dwarf character, plays this straight (he's 151cm tall, or just below 5 feet. 170cm, roughly average height for a Japanese man, is explicitly noted to be tall for a dwarf, so dwarves are shorter than average.
- Red Baron: Retired or not, as expected she has a well known title. Demi Ymir, this Little Giant.
- Retired Badass: She makes it quite clear who is in charge of her pub, able to casually split a table in two with a single blow while reminding troublemakers to pay their tab. She used to be the Level 6 captain of the Freya Familia, the same position that Finn holds in the Loki Familia.
- Shockingly Expensive Bill / Work Off the Debt: How she gets her employees, not that she cares if they could ever pay it off.
- Stout Strength: Somewhat chubby looking but incredibly strong.
- Saloon Owner: Owner of the Hostess of Fertility.
A waitress working at the pub.
Syr has a crush on Bell, and provides him with supplies for his trips to the dungeon.
- Beware the Nice Ones:
- Her whisper to Lilliluka after the latter gets caught holding stolen property shows that she clearly has a dark-side underneath her harmless maid persona. In the novels, she even gives a potent glare to Mia when she wouldn't let her take a day off to hang out with Bell. Not that it worked but having the guts to do that against someone who can intimidate high level adventurers is impressive.
- The other girls at the pub have even said on more than one occasion that Syr "is a witch"; not maliciously, but in her many abilities that she uses to her advantage.
- When Hermes asks Mia about sending a message to Freya, Syr asks him why Bell was also in the Pleasure District. Though she does nothing more than ask him that, the aura she's giving off at that moment scares him.
- Born Lucky: Invoked, she somehow seemed to gain this trait from Bell after touching his hand.
- Clingy Jealous Girl:
- Though subtle, Syr is visibly shocked when Bell excitedly holds Lyu's hand after she shows him the knife they recovered from Lilliluka but he thought he dropped in the dungeon. Lyu at least tries to tell Bell to say and do this to Syr.
- At one point she manipulates Bell into giving her a lap pillow, and later goes on to brag about it to Aiz, who goes through a variety of emotions throughout the conversation. She likely did so knowing about Bell's infatuation with the girl.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Underestimating Syr will be the last mistake you ever make. She's yet to get into a proper fight, but her badassness comes from her ability to persuade and dissuade others in situations that always gets her on top.
- Crush Blush: Shows several towards and regarding Bell.
- Guile Hero: She may not be one for actual action like Lyu, but her ability to read people and her overall incredible skill at poker was vital for them rescuing Anna.
- Hidden Depths:
- She has the connections necessary to obtain a falsified invite to a prestigious and exclusive casino, the acting skills to put up a convincing ruse, and the ability to charm several male gods to help sell the ruse. Even Lyu was shocked by the first part alone.
- She's also very good at reading people, to the point that was able to unnerve some slavers in a poker game, and her own colleagues say it's like she knows every move they'll make in a poker game. While explaining her ability to read people to said slavers, she brings up a certain goddess'note similar ability to read people.
- Lethal Chef: The Drama CD goes even says her food is more likely to knock out a level 4 adventurer than be edible. So far, Bell is the only one who can eat her cooking without adverse side effects. One has to wonder how did Bell acquire his Abnormal Resistance skill...
- Meido: Her job at the pub.
- Obfuscating Stupidity:
- Syr acts like a sweet somewhat ditzy girl, but once you believe it, you've fallen into her trap. She's surprisingly manipulative and devious for what her personality and sweet looks imply.
- In her "Grand Casino" mission, she's able to play, and basically bankrupt, and completely destroy the richest men at her poker table...and they were working together!
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: She's the perky and sociable Red to Lyu's cool and reserved Blue.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Seal or Syr? The latter is an alias once used by Freya in Norse mythology
- Super Power Lottery: Invoked, does Syr truly have powers like her co-workers imply or is she as "observant" as she claims? Either way, Syr has demonstrated a laundry list of "abilities" that even Lyu is amazed.
- Syr appeared to have "borrowed" Bell's Born Lucky abilities just by touching his hand. How that is even possible wasn't explained at the time.
- During a poker game, she can determine what a player's hand is by reading their eyes and easily manipulate the game into her favor.
- There are multiple moments where Syr whispers into people's ears causing them to panic and go into a fear induced stupor.
- Through His Stomach: She consistently provides Bell with lunches for his dungeon expeditions. The problem is her cooking is abysmal.
- Walking Spoiler: It's made painfully clear that there's more to Syr than meets the eye. Freya calls Syr her "Important Daughter" and she just so happens to find a priceless grimoire lying around that she hands to Bell not long after Freya becomes infatuated with him.
- What the Hell, Hero?: A minor one and Played for Laughs when she brings Bell back to the diner to have him do the dishes she neglected to do. This does at least give him an opportunity to talk to Lyu a little bit about adventuring and how to become stronger.
An elf waitress working at the pub.
Lyu is an experienced former adventurer who is often seen alongside Syr.
- Action Girl: Quite a capable fighter, particularly after Bell finds out she used to be an adventurer just like him.
- Adaptational Badass: In the novel, she, single-handed, takes on a third of Apollo Familia, that's a little over 30, holding them off while Bell hunts down Hyacinth. In the anime, she takes on, and defeats, half of them, all by herself.
- Almighty Janitor: The proficiency of her attacks puts her as this.
- Badass Boast: Delivers one as it relates to the following trope.Lyu: I'm afraid I have more important concerns than my race's hatred [toward the Crozzos]. If helping a friend is shameful, then I'll be as shameful as I have to be!
- Batman Grabs a Gun: Despite the fact that the Crozzo family's weapons devastated the Elven homelands, she gladly takes up and uses Welf's swords to help Bell in book 6. An Elf in the Apollo Familia even tries to call her out on it.
- Berserk Button:
- Do not ever mention "The Lion of the Gale" around her. She goes into a murderous rage that terrifies level 4 adventurers.
- Everything involving Evils and the destruction of the Astraea Familia will quickly earn her attention and anger.
- Beware the Quiet Ones / Good Is Not Soft: She would beat up anyone who tries to harass her with a mug, and she is utterly ruthless when it comes to Evils.
- Bifauxnen: While undercover at Orario's largest casino, she dresses up as a young male Elf noble with Syr as her escort and easily passes through without arousing suspicion. Bell and his companions only recognized her since the former is a regular at the Hostess of Fertility along with their prior adventure together in the Dungeon and the latter were once beaten by her.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: In spite of the fact she's a Shipper on Deck for Syr and Bell, in the Familia Chronicle spin-off, she was uncomfortable when Syr showed of what she looked like in a dress to Bell.
- The Comically Serious: She's almost always incredibly deadpan, in sharp contrast to the more emotive Anya and Syr.
- Covert Pervert: In the OVA, when Bell gets exposed, she covers her eyes with her hands while peeking through her fingers.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She tells Bell more about her past in episode 12. Astraea familia which she belongs to was ambushed by the Ruoua Familia, a familia working with the evils, and everyone but her died. She then went on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge, and wiped out the Ruoua Familia. She was blacklisted from the guild as a result, and would have died in some back alley were it not for Syr bumping into her and bringing her to Mia.
- Does Not Know Her Own Strength: The other waitresses who are themselves mostly also retired high-levelled adventurers don't like training with her because she has trouble holding back.
- Hates Being Touched: Like many other Elves, she doesn't allow others to touch her and will knock away any hand going to touch her. The only three persons she allows to touch her are Bell, Syr and Alise. Played for Laughs with Anya who persistently trying to hug her and gets knocked the across the room by Lyu in Episode Lyu.
- Improbable Weapon User: In one chapter she throws an apple at someone so hard that the apple broke into pieces upon impact. She also tosses a coin at Lili's hand, which causes her to drop Bell's knife which she had stolen from him. She stops a blade aimed at Bell from troublemakers in the bar with the handle of her beer mug, and in episode 12, she nearly gives Bell a Close-Call Haircut when she tosses something at him after he accidentally runs into her bathing. The tree next to him has a huge hole in it from whatever she threw at him.
- Lethal Chef: She is completely senseless when comes to cooking. It is really hard to tell between Syr and Lyu, whose cooking is worse.
- Magic Knight: She is both a very skilled swordsmen and powerful mage.
- Meido: Her job at the pub.
- Ninja Maid: A Meido combined with being a seasoned adventurer. Hence the trope.
- Not So Above It All: In spite of the fact that she's a badass and stoic elf, she's still capable of being embarrassed when her stomach growls in hunger at the wrong moment.
- One-Man Army: In volume 6, she takes on about 1/3 of Apollo Familia members (which is about 30 person) on her own, without using magic and magic sword, and triumph. This makes "The Mysterious Adventurer" an instant hit in Orario.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Syr's Red.
- Rei Ayanami Expy: Stoic, elvish, with a Dark and Troubled Past.
- Retired Badass: She's a former Level 4 adventurer. She still takes up Jobs from time to time, but most of them are to rescue and help others rather than to actually go adventuring in the Dungeon.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: She sought revenge for her murdered comrades in the city, but because of the way she did it, she was blacklisted from the Guild. The extent of her rampage is elaborated in Episode Lyu:She spared no one in her quest for revenge... including merchants who sold to her enemies... and adventurers themselves. However, [the Guild are] forced to take action [...] because her rampage... even went as far as Guild employees who colluded with her targets.
- Shipper on Deck: For Bell and Syr.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Ryu or Lyu. Take your pick.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Shs is very stoic most of the time, but gets warm up to the people she trust, turns out she is a very kind and caring person.
- Tragic Keepsake: The pair of short swords Kodachi Futaba she use were gifts from a far eastern member of Astraea Familia. Those were the only weapons she didn't leave at the Astraea Familia grave.
- Undying Loyalty /Heterosexual Life-Partners: To Syr.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: In order to infiltrate the Casino in Episode Ryu, Ryu goes undercover as "Mr. Maximilian", complete with tight-fitting suit.
- Wooden Katanas Are Even Better: Her main weapon Alvs Lumina is actually just wooden sword. Justified as it is made from a branch of holy tree from her home forest. It has surprisingly high attack power and durability. It also boost the user's magic power and is highly compatible with Elven magic. Considering Lyon's combat style, this is the perfect weapon for her.
- You Remind Me of X: Syr often reminds her of Alise and Astraea.
- You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: Says this combined with a Death Glare to an adventurer when he angrily confronts Bell for protecting Lilliluka after she stole something from him. Fortunately the guy walks away.
A Cyantrope waitress working at the pub.
- Blade on a Stick: She uses a spear just like her brother Allen Fromel.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: She might be a very silly person but is capable of holding down an Level 4 adventurer all by herself. Prompting her opponent to realize Anya is the Vana Alfi.
- Cat Folk: Cyantropes are basically a race of Cat Girls.
- Cat Girl: Looks more like a human than a cat outside of cat ears and tail.
- Meido: Her job at the pub.
- Those Two Guys: Always seen together with Chloe.
- Verbal Tic: Being a Cat Folk, she ends every line with a meow.
A Cyantrope waitress working at the pub.
- Cat Folk: Cyantropes are basically a race of Cat Girls.
- Cat Girl: Looks more like a human than a cat outside of cat ears and tail.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: She may act like a lazy, carefree maid, but Episode Lyu reveals that she, along with Faust, are actually the infamous Black Cat and Black Fist, a level 4 assassin and bounty hunter, respectively.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Played for Laughs, turn out she is the one who suggests Syr to win Bell's affection by making lunch for him, cue numerous food poisoning from Syr's food experimentation.
- Meido: Her job at the pub.
- Those Two Guys: Always seen together with Anya.
- Verbal Tic: Being a Cat Folk, she ends every line with a meow.
A powerful sentient monster who shares a history with Bell
- Blood Knight: Asterius craves battle especially against strong opponents.
- It's Personal: He has a personal interest in Bell and considers him to be his rival because in his past life he was the Minotaur Bell defeated on the 9th floor.
- Unskilled, but Strong: Finn notes that Asterius relies more on his natural abilities than on technique. He suspects that if Asterius trained more he'd be on par with Ottar, who is the strongest Adventurer.
- World's Strongest Man: He is considered the strongest Xenos seen so far. His strength is estimated to be around that of a Level 7 Adventurer.
A sentient monster that Bell finds wounded on the 19th floor of the dungeon.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: She did not like it when other Xenos were getting close to Bell and when Arles tried to interact with him she immediately told her that Bell was hers.
- Does Not Like Clothes: Tries to get rid of her cape whenever possible. Immediately took off the clothes that Haruhime gave her when they first wash her. Took considerable convincing to have her wear a cape and keep it on.
King of Lucrious
The God of the Ganesha Familia.
Known as the God of the Masses, Ganesha is a very exuberant persona, and provides excitement for the people such as the God's Banquet, and the Monster Festival.
- Catchphrase: I am Ganesha.
- Cool Mask: An actually really badass one shaped like a red elephant face.
- Hidden Depths: Has been working with Ouranos the entire time to lessen the animosity of surface dwellers to creatures of the Dungeon so that the Xenos, intelligent monsters sometimes spawned by the Dungeon, may one day live on the surface in peace.
- Large Ham:
- At the end of episode 3, after his tournament has ended for the day, he suddenly jumps into a speech while cleaning up promoting himself. His helpers are unimpressed.
- Amusingly, in Grand Day, this ends up helping, as he is able to calm and evacuate a large group of civilians by rallying them with his Catchphrase.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: When he's told that several monsters he had in storage for the tournament escapes, some of his attendants say they should handle this problem themselves. However, he states that public safety is much more important, and is not above asking the other Familias for help in destroying the escaped creatures. They see his point, and go into town discreetly asking for help, while he continues the tournament to avoid a mass panic.
- Survivor Guilt: He was grief-stricken when he heard that one of his adventurers was murdered, and wished that he died in their place... not out guilt, but because said adventurer had sex before he was killed. None of the goddesses are amused.
- The Blacksmith: His familia is smaller and not as well-known as Hephaestus's, but is full of high-level blacksmiths who create extremely powerful equipment to such an extent that it is the preferred choice for high-leveled members of Loki's familia. The familia's creations include Tiona's Urga (which had the property of being able to cut through nearly anything) and Aiz's Desperate (which would never chip, break, melt, or otherwise falter thanks to its Durandal property, but it could dull.)
- Celtic Mythology: He's derived from the smithing and hospitality god who was the personal blacksmith of Tuatha De Denann, the premier god of Celtic Mythology.
- Elderly Immortal: The first amongst the gods seen to look rather aged. He still has well-toned muscles from working in the forge though.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Surprisingly enough. All he wears is a pair of trousers and an apron wrapped around his waist.
The Goddess of the Demeter Familia.
The former god of the now defunct Zeus familia. After being forced out of Orario, he raised Bell as his grandson.
- All Men Are Perverts: All of Bell's pervert tendencies, and even the reason he initially wanted a harem, is because of Zeus teaching him those things.
- Faking the Dead: Bell thinks he's dead, but Hermes reveals he faked his death for a currently unknown reason.
- Spit Take: It happened off-screen, but Zeus spat out his tea upon learning Bell levelled up so quickly.
- Walking Spoiler: The mere fact that Bell's grandfather is Zeus was a huge Wham Line when it was revealed, but it also made a lot of sense in retrospect, because what other person, god or not, would actively encourage their grandson to be a Harem Seeker?
- Adaptational Dumbass: In the original mythology, Ares, as the God of War, is a brilliant strategist and tactician. In this story, he's a total moron who thinks warfare is just throwing a bunch of troops at his problems until they go away, and can't comprehend why this doesn't work on Orario, where each adventurer is a One-Man Army, by necessity, having to deal with the Dungeon.
- Adaptational Wimp: In his original mythology, he's one of the top gods, in terms of power and martial skill. Here, he's a joke who gets his sword broken the first time he draws it, and were it not for a convenient landslide, would likely have been "sent to heaven" by Ais's blade.
- Bullying a Dragon: He keeps launching attacks on Orario, which has adventurers so powerful, that if any one of them knew where his base camp is, could simply waltz right in and completely annihilate his entire army, with minimal effort. He can't comprehend that this is the reason his armies get constantly routed, and sent home badly battered, if they make it back at all.
- Did Not Think This Through: His "brilliant" plan to take one of the gods of Orario hostage to force a surrender has many flaws, not the least of which is that this will provoke the familia of said god to retaliate with lethal force if said god is harmed in any way, presuming he gets lucky and gets past said familia to grab the god in the first place. It's only sheer luck that he managed to grab Hestia when she was asked to grab some potatoes in the fields just outside Orario's gates.
- Dumb Muscle: Does this ever apply. He's a total moron who can't understand why sending waves upon waves of poorly trained knights and cavalry against Orario isn't getting him anywhere. Even among the gods he's known to have "100% muscles between his ears."
- Evil Redhead: Red hair and launches attacks on Orario for no real reason.
- For the Evulz: He has no explained reason to attack Orario and try to take it by force, he just likes doing it.
- I Reject Your Reality: He is so convinced that he's a brilliant military strategist and profound martial talent that he ignores all evidence to the contrary. In fact, the same village that nurses Hestia back to health easily intercepts and subdues him when comes to chase her down, despite being populated entirely by farmers and peasants who have no martial talent or training whatsoever, and he still flails around boasting of how great a warrior he is. The crown prince of Rakia can only sigh in resignation.
- Miles Gloriosus: Believes he's a brilliant military talent, and would be invincible on the battle-field, and loves to brag about it. In reality, he's a total moron who can barely comprehend which is the business end of a sword.
- No, You: Every time his retainers, including the crown prince of Rakia, calls his actions foolish, and him a total muscle head, he turns around and retorts "the man who calls others a muscle head is the actual muscle head."
- Pointy-Haired Boss: He is so stupid, the king of Rakia obeying his orders causes said king to be known as "The Moron King."
- Too Dumb to Live: Continuously launches attacks on Orario, where a single adventurer can, and does, routinely rout his entire army, can't comprehend why his troops come back battered and bloody, if they come back at all, and then goes on to really provoke Orario, as a whole, by kidnapping one of the local gods to hold as a "godstage" to try and force a surrender, instead angering all the local gods, most of whom are way, way stronger and nastier than he is when provoked.
- Big Bad: Seeks the destruction of Orario.
Impostor / "False Kaguya"
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- No Body Left Behind: The moment she's slain, she dissolves into dark magic.
A Level 2 Adventurer who initially resented Bell's rise to fame but grows to respect him
- Character Development: Starts out as a jealous jerkass who eventually becomes a supporter of Bell.
- Karmic Jackpot: Almost literally. Mord's respect for Bell and the Hestia Familia leads him to be one of two people who bet on the Hestia Familia in the War Game between them and the Apollo Familia. Mord is richly rewarded for his confidence in them when they win — the hefty amount of money he bet and the low odds set for the Hestia Familia's victory means he gets a very large payout.
- The Resenter: Resented Bell's rapid advancement and even went so far as to attack him in the dungeon over it. He gets over it after Bell defeats the Black Goliath.