- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Karmic Death: 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.
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.
- Authority in Name Only: It's pointed out how the followers of Soma Familia don't worship Soma himself; they're addicted to Soma's godly wine. Soma himself has no interest in anything other than making wine, so he stays apathetic to the activities of his familia and lets his captain handle everything.
- Blinding Bangs: His eyes are covered by his long bangs.
- No Social Skills: If Loki's description is anything to go by, he doesn't talk much to anyone.
- Pet the Dog: Lili bargains with him that if she was able to resist the effects of his wine, then he'd let her go. When she manages to achieve this feat by focusing on her love for Bell, he keeps his word and calls off his familia and agrees to let her leave.
- The Quiet One: Very rarely talks, with him mostly shown brewing his wine in silence.
- Race Lift: The Soma of mythology belongs to the Hindu Pantheon, but this Soma is light-skinned.
- 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.
- Functional Addict: Presumably, it's stated that the entire Familia is addicted to Soma's special wine, but he doesn't seem to be controlled by the substance beyond an occasional swig from his flask.
- Meaningful Name: Chandra is a Hindu moon god considered to be synonymous with Soma.
- Redeeming Replacement: Takes over the position of Captain from the ousted Lustra.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Chandra is named after a Hindu god of the moon synonymous with the god Soma.
- Token Good Teammate: The only member of the Soma Familia prior to its collective HeelFace Turn to neither be an Addled Addict or an Aggressive Drug Dealer.
- Dragon-in-Chief: Before the reformation of the Soma Familia, Zanis basically controlled it as Soma had zero interest in leading a Familia where the members were addicted to his wine and had no respect for Soma himself.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: He's a huge Jerkass and wears glasses.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Zanis' alias, Gandharva, is the name of a race of male nature spirits known for guarding the Vedic ritual drink Soma.
The Hephaestus Familia is a familia or artisan blacksmiths who seek to create the ultimate weapons and armor. Getting your hands on any piece of the Hephaestus Familia's equipment is considered a luxury due to their quality and power.
- 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. They're world-renowned as a luxury brand and its top products often go for millions of valis. 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-leveled Blacksmiths aren't actually allowed to use their goddess' brand name until they can make good products worthy of the label though.
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. This Hephaestus' disability is downgraded from being a double cripple to simply being blind in one eye.
- 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. In this series, Hephaestus is a Hot Goddess with a voluptuous figure to complete the upgrade as part of her Historical Gender Flip.
- Boyish Short Hair: She's a blacksmith woman who often wears masculine-style clothing and has short hair that makes her look somewhat androgynous.
- 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.
- Historical Gender Flip: Hephaestus was a man in the original Greek myths.
- Hot Goddess: One of the biggest sources of eye candy at Ganesha's ball until Freya arrived.
- Informed Deformity: Hephaestus is said to have been mocked by other gods for being ugly... Even though she's a Hot Goddess just as attractive as any other goddess in the setting. Apparently, she isn't as pretty without her eyepatch on, though. 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.
- 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.
- Short Hair with Tail: She has very short hair with a upper back length tail growing out of her nape.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Hestia's Girl Girl. Hephaestus is a goddess of blacksmiths, Hestia is a goddess of hearths. Hephaestus often wears pants and has Boyish Short Hair, Hestia always wears dresses and has Girlish Pigtails.
- Ultimate Blacksmith: She's a goddess of smithing, though her divine skillset is limited while she's on Earth.
- 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.
- Deus Exit Machina: During the Winter Reverie event in Memoria Freese, she's by far the strongest ally Bell has during his expedition to Veltane to rescue Talvi. However, she goes off on her own to investigate the source of Veltane's polluted spring, only to get pulled under by an unseen force and thus out of the fight when she could have steamrolled all of what Veltane had to offer. Lampshaded, as Hestia admits to forgetting they brought her along along with Ridari nothing that he would have been curb-stomped by her despite being an extremely powerful Level 4 Adventurer himself.
- 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.
- Minored In Ass Kicking:
- She's a smith by trade, but frequently goes into the dungeon to test her new weapons out on the local monsters. Her efforts to acquire the best materials and keep trying newer and more powerful weapons have made her the best mortal blacksmith in Orario and a first-class adventurer.
- When she's "test-cutting", she always puts the exact same amount of strength into every swing to properly assess her weaponry. She treats this like it were a normal thing, but Bell is awed at the amount of discipline and technique needed to do this as easily as she breathes.
- 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.
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.
- Absolute Cleavage: Taken to its logical extreme. Freya's outfit is backless and the front barely covers the sides of her upper body, exposing her stomach and most of her breasts.
- Affably Evil: While not exactly evil, she was the main antagonistic driving force of Season 1. Nonetheless, she remains very civil and polite.
- Allergic to Routine: While all the gods descended to the lower world to escape the boredom of the heavenly bureaucracy, Freya gets bored especially easily and is always looking for something to entertain herself. Fights to the death, being pitted against other gods, and watching Bell are some of her favorite pastimes.
- 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: She defeats Ishtar by slapping her in the face, causing Ishtar to fall off the building they're in.
- 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.
- Challenge Seeker: One of her favorite methods of overcoming boredom is to be in a situation that's actually challenging to her and her familia. While being treated to the finest luxuries is positively mundane to her, the idea of potentially losing is absolutely riveting.
- Charm Person: Capable of making men, women and even monsters fall for her.
- 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: When she watched Bell and Ais 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.
- 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 defeats Ishtar.
- Didn't See That Coming: Freya knew that Bell cannot be affected by her charms and is willing to pour in effort to claim him. However, she did not expect that Bell is incapable of falling for her no matter how hard she tries.
- 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.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Her outfit includes one split pant leg for one of her legs and a detached pant leg for the other.
- 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 Goddess: The goddess of beauty would fit this trope, but it seems just her presence will make anyone near her become enraptured, even Ais almost fell for it.
- I Love You Because I Can't Control You: When she's informed that Bell is Immune to Mind Control, she's ecstatic.
- In Love with Your Carnage: Lets' just say she was "enjoying" Bell's fight with the minotaur.
- I Need You Stronger: She works behind the scenes to make Bell stronger, such as having Ottar train a Minotaur and then has it chase Bell down, all for the sake of getting turned on by his fast growth in power.
- 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.
- Living Aphrodisiac: If she touches you, she can cause orgasms so strong the recipient will pass out, and you will be completely under her spell.
- 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 Good with Rejection: Unable to accept Bell rejecting her, Freya decides to take him for herself by force.
- 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.
- The Pornomancer: Sex is literally her power.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her hair reaches down to her hips.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: While she's more of a creepy stalker than outright evil, her outfit is primarily black with red details.
- 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 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.
- Sexy Backless Outfit: Her gown leaves her back bare.
- Single-Target Sexuality: She could easily seduce any man if she wanted, but she's focusing all her attention on Bell and secretly helping him increase his skills.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Vamp: An incredibly dangerous predator. If Bell is a rabbit, then Freya is a fox.
- Vapor Wear: Her skimpy clothes make clear that she's wearing no bra or panties.
- 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.
- White Hair, Black Heart: She's a prominent villainous figure, a Yandere stalker and a white-haired goddess.
- 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.
As a loyal adventurer to Freya, Ottar subjugates a minotaur (a different one from the minotaur Ais kills in the introduction), and sends it after Bell for training.
- Berserk Button: Don't ever claim to be more beautiful than Freya in front of Ottar. Especially if your a delusional Gonk.
- BFS: His preferred weapons tend to be giant two-handed swords almost as long as he is tall.
- Bring It: To Ais.Ottar: [to Ais] 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 Ais's otherwise unbreakable sword. He leaves it behind after being confronted by Fynn and Riveria.
- He later replaces it with the Supreme Black Sword, an order-made weapon costing a whopping 410,000,000 valis. It was crafted from the sword of the Udaeus, the Monster Rex of the 37th floor.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: Very overtly averted. Freya asks him whether he's jealous of Bell because of her obsession, 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.
- The Dreaded: He's so powerful that the prospect of fighting him head-on is tantamount to a death sentence. Even Ais is reluctant to fight him.
- Everyone Has Standards: In Memoria Freese, Zald notes that he admires Ottar's barbarousness and willingness to kill anyone at the drop of a hat for his goddess. But even Ottar is stunned when Zald and Alfia, proud members of the Zeus and Hera Familia who once made Orario a paradise, are trying to bring about its destruction.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Once a nameless and abandoned child left to die in the cold, Ottar grew to become Freya's champion and the most feared adventurer in Orario.
- Happily Adopted: When he was a child, he was abandoned to freeze and starve to death by his parents. Freya found him, took him into her arms, and nursed him back to health. She gave him everything: a home, food, emotional warmth, and even his name. This is the reason for his Undying Loyalty to her.
- Lightning Bruiser: All of his physical stats are S Rank and at the cap or near it. As a fighter, he has virtually no weaknesses, and can easily repel even Ais in a contest of swordsmanship.
- Little Bit Beastly: As a Boaz, he has a pig's ears, but is otherwise humanoid.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: He bars Ais'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 Ais 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 Ais'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 Ais 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: "King" for being the strongest Adventurer in Orario. He's also referred to as Warlord by other adventurers.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Ottar is named after Ottar the Simple who was a protégé of Freya in Norse mythology.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: His normal attire completely lacks sleeves to show off his bulging arms. He only covers up for formal events where he's expected to look proper.
- 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.
- Super Mode: His Vana Arganture skill allows him to beastify to raise his already monstrous stats even further at the cost of a large chunk of stamina and Mind.
- 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?
- What You Are in the Dark: He uses a healing potion on Mikoto when the rest of his Familia is not watching, and Mikoto herself is unconscious.
- World's Best Warrior: He is the only Level 7 at Orario, making him the single strongest adventurer.
- The Worf Effect: His reputation as a ludicrously strong warrior is used to show just how powerful Zald is when he easily beats Ottar back in Memoria Freese.
- Blade on a Stick: He wields a spear.
- Little Bit Beastly: As a cat person, he looks almost completely human except for his cat ears and tail.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Allen's alias, Vana Freya, is a reference to Freya's chariot from Norse mythology that is pulled by two cats.
- Super Speed: Allen is nicknamed the "fastest in the city" and is able to move at speeds that only a first class adventurer can keep track of. Using his speed, he is able to use a hit and run tactic to fight his enemies.
A female member of Freya Familia.
- Becoming the Mask: A variation. as while her actual personality hasn't changed, all the times she constantly synchronised with Freya, and shared her senses has caused her to fall in love with Bell, even though he really hasn't done anything personally for her. This doesn't stop her from trying to kill Bell though, as her goddess is more important to her than love.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Her hair covers the right side of her face.
- Synchronization: When transformed, she can share Freya's senses and is able to one sidedly receive Freya's feelings and hear her thoughts.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: She can use a transformation magic named Vana Seith that allows Helun to become Freya.
Miach is a 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. In fact, he's so nice that he frequently hands out free potions to people he meets despite his debts, putting his familia in the red. This forces Naza to swindle naive newbie adventurers like Bell with watered down potions in order to save money.
- 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.
- Artificial Limbs: Her right arm was replaced with an artificial one after she lost her real one.
- Career-Ending Injury: She used to be an Adventurer before she lost her right arm. While she's still more than capable of fighting monsters, the trauma from her experience has prevented her from ever setting foot in the Dungeon again.
- Demoted to Extra: In Season 1, 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 backstory. This is so bad that in Season 2 when she plays a role in helping Bell, a lot of viewers were left wondering who she was.
- Easily Forgiven: After she tries to swindle Bell out of a love of valis by selling him diluted potions, Bell readily forgives her because her previous potions had saved his life on multiple occasions.
- It's All My Fault: She blames herself for the decline of her Familia.
- Little Bit Beastly: As a member from the Chienthrope race, she's a woman with dog ears and tail.
- Long-Range Fighter: She fights with bow and arrows. This is rather useful when her intervention prevents Bell from being killed by Hyacinthus.
- 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: She's one of the few people in all of Orario 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: She was a level 2 Adventurer before she was traumatized by the loss of her arm. Now, she only makes money by selling potions and gives occasional long-range support in battle outside the Dungeon by firing arrows.
- Snake Oil Salesman: She resorts to this to make more money for her familia, diluting her potions and covering it up with spices so she can make more with less, albeit with reduced potency. Naza goes so far as to try to swindle Bell with this after sending him into the dungeon to retrieve a rare item. Lili, once a Con Man herself, calls her out on this, but Naza retorts that it's the only way to keep her familia afloat.
- 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, with the exception of Bell.
- I Warned You: She knew that her familia would lose, and wasn't happy with how no one listened to her.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Her hair hides half her face.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Her name is derived from Cassandra, the princess of Troy and a prophetess who was cursed by Apollo to never have her prophecies believed.
- Seers: She has symbolic visions of the future.
- Stockholm Syndrome: She hates the way she was "recruited" to the Apollo Familia, 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.
- 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 Familia. 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. (This may possibly be out a subconscious desire for Cassandra's warnings of disaster for the Apollo Familia to come true)
- 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.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: In Greek mythology, Daphne was a naiad (fresh water nymph) literally pursued by Apollo against her will; just as Apollo was about to capture her, she pleaded with her father, a river god, to save her at any cost. As a result, she was turned into a laurel tree.
- Those Two Guys: Almost always shows up alongside Cassandra.
- 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.
- Awesome by Analysis: His domain allows him to deconstruct any martial technique he's watched at least once. In Memoria Freese, this talent allows him to assist Bell by pinpointing the weakness in Ridari's sword drawing technique, commissioning Tsubaki to make Bell an armor specifically to counter it.
- Badass Teacher: As a War God, he's far more combat capable than the average god. He also taught his numerous secret techniques to his children and sparring with them to help them grow stronger.
- 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.
- 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: 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.
- Attempted Rape: Finds herself on the receiving end of one from a group of goblins soon after she and Ouka wind up in Goblin Slayer's world during the Memoria Freese crossover campaign Dungeon and Goblins. Fortunately Ouka was able to cut them down before they could do much damage to her clothes.
- Bandage Babe: She wears bandages around her neck, left upper leg, and right ankle.
- 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.
- Overalls and Gingham: She finds herself wearing a set of these identical to Cow Girl's during the crossover campaign Dungeon and Goblins in Memoria Freese.
- 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.
- Affectionate Gesture to the Head: Does this commonly to soothe Asfi.
- Big Good: Sleaziness aside, he is the most concerned with the wellbeing of Bell and Orario. While not directly participating in the action himself, he lends a subtle guiding hand to help the heroes out.
- 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.
- Double Standard: 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.
- Engineered Heroics: Hermes has been watching over Bell for some time and plans to make him the "final hero" needed to bring an end to the threat of monsters once and for all. To this end, he's been manipulating Bell constantly, such as handing him an aphrodisiac in the middle of the Pleasure District to put him on the path towards rescuing Haruhime. But many of his actions, while well-intentioned, often go against what Bell wants, as he tries to blackmails Gros into attacking Eina in hopes that Bell will kill him and save his reputation. Bell still refuses to kill Gros, so Hermes plans to have Asfi drive Gros into a murderous frenzy until Asterios bursts onto the scene.
- Extreme Doormat: To many gods he is a coward with no backbone. However, given he's a Wild Card, this 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 that Bell can learn about 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 Freya's obsession with Bell, prompting her to kidnap him and incurring Freya's wrath as a result.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: During the Xenos arc, the previously goofy and silly Hermes now becomes very serious with the Darker and Edgier tone of the story.
- 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: He wears a fedora hat with a feather decorating it.
- 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 Ais up to dance together while preventing their respective goddesses from interrupting them for as long as possible. He does this knowing full well what the consequences are, given the goddesses' respective temperaments and their own affections toward their respective followers.
- Secret Test: Unbeknownst to Bell, he manipulated the situation in episode 12 in order to test Bell's worthiness as Zeus' adoptive 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 in 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
- 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.
- Hyper-Competent Sidekick: She's the one who cleans up messes that Hermes gets himself into.
- Mercury's Wings: Her sandals are a magic item created by herself, named Talaria. Her sandals have wings at the ankles that can grow in size and give her the ability to fly.
- Red Baron: Known as Perseus, who in Greek Mythology was one of their most famous heroes.
- The Reliable One: Hermes is almost always missing so she has a lot of work to do. Even when he's here he relies on her a lot.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Her surname is Andromeda, and her God-Given Nickname is Perseus. 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).
- Skunk Stripe: She has aqua blue hair with a white stripe in her bangs.
- Stoic Spectacles: She's a mostly serious and collected woman with glasses.
- All Amazons Want Hercules: Well, it's not like she can be PICKY as a prostitute, but this is definitely her preference.
- Anti-Villain: She's one of main antagonists in the Ishtar Familia arc, but despite brutally beating Bell and mocking him for his cowardice, the only reason why she's opposing him at all is because she's compelled by Ishtar's charm ability and her brutal torture of her to obey. Once Haruhime is rescued from Ishtar's clutches, Aisha comes around and becomes a regular ally of Bell.
- Bedlah Babe: She wears a purple bedlah with see-through pants.
- Best Her to Bed Her: Amazons are prone to falling in love with those who have defeated them due to their desire to produce the strongest children. After Bell fights and beats her to rescue Haruhime, Aisha finds herself taken with Bell and offers to sleep with him any time he wants, though she's also supportive of Haruhime's efforts to win his heart.
- Big Sister Instinct: She considers Haruhime to be a little sister. She saved Haruhime's life and gets tortured for her efforts. Later on, she still feels compelled to protect Haruhime.
- BFS: She often sports a huge sword that is about as tall as she is.
- Cool Big Sis: She takes good care of the younger Berberas, especially Haruhime. Even after the Isthar Familia's breakup, she continues to call Haruhime her little sister and supports her.
- Elves vs. Dwarves: In this case, Elves vs Amazons. She has this relationship with Ryuu, with the two constantly at odds due to the clashing culture of their species and mutural affection for Bell.
- Entitled to Have You: At least in the anime, she never hesitates to state that she's targeting Bell's chastity and plans to take it, whether he consents or not.
- Ethical Slut: While she does enjoy the lots of sex that come with her peculiar line of work, Aisha is a decent person who cares for her fellow prostitutes as if they were her sisters. She was also the only one who actively opposed to Haruhime being made a sacrifice and destroyed a Killing Stone once to save her, but being tortured by Phryne and raped by Ishtar mentally broke her, rendering her incapable of defying them ever again. After the Ishtar Familia's dissolution, she continues to be forward with her interest in Bell, but also supports Haruhime's attempts to capture his affections and never forces herself upon him.
- Family of Choice: Many of the Berbera are Amazons, but Aisha considers all of them, even those from other races, her sisters and dotes on them when she isn't dispensing Tough Love. Her advice is always thoughtful, if brutally honest, and she's willing to pick a fight with even a first-tier adventurer like Bete despite the power disparity between them when he insults them along with every other adventurer at the bar.
- 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 her defining features is her long legs which she utilizes with a brutal efficiency and ferocity in combat. Bell learns this in a hard way as she could keep him out of reach with just her kicks.
- Good Is Not Nice: Even once she's firmly on the heroes' side, that doesn't mean she's polite. Aisha holds nothing back and can be quite savage to get her point across.
- Graceful Loser: She smiles when Bell defeats her and rescues Haruhime.
- 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 Lili will not have it.
- Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Aside from being one of Ishtar Familia's prostitutes, Aisha is a fairly decent person who is especially nice to Haruhime.
- Magical Incantation: Her magic, Hell Kaios, comes with one. It's a relatively short chant, resulting in limited firepower compared to a dedicated mage, but her mastery of Concurrent Chanting means she can activate it even when locked in battle with another adventurer of the same level."Come forth, champion of the savages! Raging warrior, brave fighter, greedy, cruel hero. If you desire the girdle of the empress, then prove your worth. Fill my body, pierce my body, kill my body and prove your worth. As I hunger, my name is Hippolyta!"
- 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. In fact, she has no choice, as Ishtar charmed her to psychologically compel Aisha to do whatever she asks after Aisha destroyed Isthar's first Killing Stone to protect Haruhime.
- 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!"
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: She once destroyed a Killing Stone in order to save Haruhime's life. When she got found out, Phryne whipped her until she was barely alive and then Ishtar charmed her to rape her nearly to the point of insanity. Aisha doesn't regret protecting Haruhime, but she was so broken that she doesn't dare try saving her a second time.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Her hair covers the right side of her face.
- 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: She once rebelled against Ishtar by destroying the Killing Stone meant for the ritual to sacrifice Haruhime. As punishment, Phryne beat her half to death and then dragged her to Ishtar who proceeded to use her Living Aphrodisiac and Charm Person powers to physically and mentally rape her until her mind broke completely. Aisha can't refuse Ishtar's orders anymore after that.
- She's Got Legs: She has a very lithe figure and her flowing pants emphasize how long her legs are. In fact, she can use them to keep Bell out of reach during their battle for Haruhime's life.
- Shipper on Deck: While she's prone to making her own passes at Bell, Aisha supports Haruhime's attempts to win his affections post-volume 7.
- Statuesque Stunner: Officially listed at 5'9"/175cm tall and a total stunner.
- Super Strength: As an Amazon, Aisha possesses far more strength than her lithe physique would suggest, and Bell's Liaris Freese is the only reason why he's able to clash with her at all.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivers one combined with Dare to Be Badass to Bell in volume 7, calling out his cowardice and lack of commitment when it comes to saving Haruhime. She was actually hoping Bell would step up to the plate and do something about it, not that she has anything to lose, anyway.
- The Rival: To Ryuu. After her HeelFace Turn, the two are often at odds with each other as two of Bell's primary allies outside the familia, but constantly end up in Teeth-Clenched Teamwork.
- Token Good Teammate: She is possibly one of the nicest members of Ishtar Familia.
- Trapped in Villainy: She doesn't like many things her Familia does, especially the plan to sacrifice Haruhime to the Killing Stone. However, she knows from experience that if she tries to rebel, what awaits her is brutal torture and rape. Only one time was enough to break her will of opposing Ishtar.
- 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 when Bell runs away, but as Bell fights back she comes to respect him.
- You Shall Not Pass!: She steps in to delay Bete Loga while Bell and the Hestia Familia try to evacuate the Xenos back into the Dungeon. Even with Haruhime's Uchide no Kozuchi, she's ultimately no match and is left exhausted and beaten on the floor.
- Alliterative Name: Lulune Louie
- 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: She looks like a human girl with dog ears and a tail.
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.
- No Indoor Voice: He always bellows his lines out, especially when he says 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: Subverted. He was grief-stricken when he heard that one of his adventurers was murdered, and wished that he died in their place... not out of guilt, but because said adventurer had sex before he was killed. None of the goddesses are amused.
- Amazon Brigade: The Familia's top fighters are the Barbera, a team of Amazons. All members in the Familia are women (except for Ishtar's slave) and are a force to be reckoned with.
- Band of Brothels: The Familia is specialized in running brothels. Most of the members 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.
- Bare Your Midriff: All the Amazonesses wear midriff-baring tops.
- Easily Forgiven: The remnants of the Ishtar Familia part with Bell & Haruhime on good terms.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Phryne is the only member of the Familia who ever wears shoes.
- Stripperific: Most of the Amazons are skimpily dressed. Thankfully averted by Phryne.
- Watching Troy Burn: The Pleasure quarter is engulfed in flames when Freya orders her Familia to attack Ishtar's. Many of the Ishtar Familia watch in horror as their homes go up in smoke.
- 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 Familia in retaliation and Freya herself personally sending Ishtar back to Tenkai.
- 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.
- Arc Villain: She's the main villain of Volume 7.
- 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 Tenkai in one night.
- Depraved Bisexual: She rapes the familia members to make them more compliant and takes in men for herself to rape personally.
- Dirty Coward: She abandons her Familia and tries to sprint when Freya retaliates. She ends up suffering a mortal fall after a feeble attempt at striking Freya.
- 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 back to heaven.
- Dress Hits Floor: Whenever she strips to seduce someone, the camera only shows her skirt falling to the floor.
- Driven by Envy: She wants war against the Freya Familia, using the Killing Stone to Level boost her own Familia, because she's madly jealous that everyone considers Freya a more beautiful goddess than her. She also orders to kidnap Bell and plans to make him her Sex Slave to piss off Freya. She then finds out she took it too far when Freya launches an attack on her familia.
- 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.
- Also to Hestia. While both are consider Loser Deites with bad reputations among their fellow gods, the similarities end there. Hestia is a virgin goddess who struggled to recruit any members into her familia, while Ishtar is a prostitute who runs a brothel familia and expands her ranks by buying slaves or through kidnapping. Hestia is kindhearted, and while she can be clingy and jealous, will ultimately do the right thing. Ishtar is a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing and is vile to the core. While Hestia has her eyes set on one boy, Ishtar is only concerned with acquiring as many prostitutes as her assets as possible.
- 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.
- Eviler Than Thou: While Apollo was already a complete creep with his stalkerish obsession over Bell, Ishtar dials it up even further by being responsible for rape and slavery to members of her familia.
- Femme Fatalons: She has long, black nails and is the portrayal of The Vamp in this series.
- Hate Sink: Goddess Ishtar herself resents the fact that Goddess Freya is viewed as far more beautiful and elegant than herself. To spite the latter, she frames her for unleashing a bunch of dangerous monsters in the town and sets up shop in the pleasure district to run it like a mafia. She creates a system of forced prostitution, kidnapping both women (to serve as prostitutes) and men (to serve as "clients" against their will). She also traffics in slavery and has her slaves suffer the same fate. Then, for a cheap power-up, she sacrifices those slaves in a deadly ritual, taking and destroying their souls to boost her forces for total war on Freya. Lastly, she has her slaves beaten half-to-death, and then rapes them herself, to remove all ability they might have to refuse whatever she might order of them. The last straw is when she has Bell kidnapped and threatened with rape twice. Vindictive, petty, and cruel, Goddess Ishtar is meant to be universally loathed on both sides of the fourth wall.
- Hot Goddess: 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.
- Jerkass God: 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.
- Loser Deity: Like Hestia, Ishtar has a very poor reputation among her fellow gods. Unlike Hestia, the reason for this is not because of poor living conditions, as Ishtar enjoys quite a comfortable life of luxury, but because she's regarded as a thoroughly vile person who abuses her own familia members.
- Magical Barefooter: Like Hestia, Ishtar is a goddess who walks around barefoot.
- Mesopotamian Monstrosity: Originates from Mesopotamian Mythology, and while not physically monstrous, her moral vileness more than makes up for it, as she's easily worse than any other deity introduced before her (even Apollo).
- 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.
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Not only has she personally engaged in the act, but she encourages members of the familia to do the same. And she is all the viler because of it.
- Smoking Is Glamorous: She's a topless sex goddess who is often shown smoking from a kiseru pipe.
- The Sociopath: She has many traits of this. She's a malignant narcissist who commits heinous actions such as rape and torture without thinking twice and is willing to wage war over a petty grudge. She also manipulates the members of her familia into doing what she wants, seeing them only as tools to bolster her own power, even literally since she commonly has Human Sacrifice rituals to give herself a power-up. And she is incapable of accepting any responsibility for her shortcomings, including wondering why people hate her even though all her misdeeds are common knowledge.
- Stripperiffic: Just look at that outfit; being a goddess is probably the only reason she doesn't constantly suffer wardrobe malfunctions. Then again, it is designed to be easily removed...
- Unknown Rival: Ishtar views her fellow goddess of beauty and sex Freya as her ultimate rival who she must take out so the Lower World will only see her as the most beautiful goddess. On the other hand, Freya only sees her as a minor nuisance... That is until Ishtar takes her "pranks" too far by kidnapping Freya's favorite boy Bell.
- 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.
- Viler New Villain: If you thought Apollo from the previous arc was a piece of work, oh boy...
- Villainesses Want Heroes: Non-romantic example. She attempts to charm Bell into joining her, and unlike Freya, a lot of the things she does are unambiguously wrong.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: She doesn't wear a shirt or any form of decent top. She only has a thin piece of clothing around her neck to cover her naughty bits.
A member of the Ishtar Familia. Being Level 5, she's amongst the most powerful characters in the setting.
- 0% Approval Rating: She is strong so she becomes the captain, but 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: She's demonstrably unstable. In battle, she attacks with wild abandon, living for the thrill of causing as much carnage as possible.
- An Axe to Grind: She fights with war-axes.
- 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-inducing drugs 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 their 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.
- Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Utterly averted. The story goes out of its way to let us know how horrible, degrading and traumatic being the unwilling object of her twisted, sadistic affections is.
- Evil Sounds Raspy: She has a low, raspy voice.
- 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. The anime makes her look like an entirely different art style and that she should belong in a different series altogether. When Bell first sees her, he wonders if she was a monster.
- Green and Mean: Her clothes are green and she's the absolute most repulsive villain in the series.
- Hate Sink: She is a giant toad-like woman who has deluded herself into thinking she's the most beautiful woman to ever live, even more than both goddesses of beauty. She enjoys beating her fellow familia members half-to-death whether Ishtar orders her to do it or not, and also does the same to whoever crosses her, especially those men who escape her "affection". Said affection consists of kidnapping men either off the street or in the Orario dungeon, dragging them to a torture chamber in the basement of the Ishtar estate, pumping them full of terror and aphrodisiacs, and then torturing them until she gets bored, leaving them a broken, bloody, and permanently impotent mess. She not only happily chains up Haruhime and tries to kill her in a Human Sacrifice ritual, but slaps her around for the tiniest resistance, real or imagined. A woman so disgusting that even her own familia members would kill her if they could, Phryne Jamil is written to be loathed by both the fanbase and her many victims.
- 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?"
- Named After Somebody Famous: She's named after the famous 4th century Greek courtesan Phryne.
- Narcissist: She thinks she's more beautiful than Freya.
- Oh, Crap!: She gets one when she sees Ottar walking towards her in the anime.
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: 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... only the first time she's failed.
- Sadist: She has a very sick hobby of making a bloody mess out of her "customers"/victims.
- Sexy Backless Outfit: Her outfit leaves her back bare. Not that there's anything sexy about her, though.
- Signature Laugh: Her trademark "GE-GE-GE-GE-GE-GEH!" laugh.
- Too Dumb to Live: Yeah, insulting the master of the World's Strongest Man to his face. See where that gets you.
- Torture Technician: 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.
- Villains Want Mercy: When she sees there's no way she can beat Ottar, she shamelessly begs for mercy and offers her body to him if he spares her. Ottar has none of it and only gets pissed at the hideous toad woman when she claims to be more beautiful than Freya.
- 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.
- Love at First Punch: She falls in love with Bete after their fight in Melen. She says that she's pregnant for sure every time he kicks her in the stomach.
- Fighting Your Friend: They specifically invoke this, because fights to the death between those with a close bond are inherently more meaningful, and it is a known phenomenon that more experience points are gained from a meaningful battle.
Kali is the goddess of the Kali familia. She owns an island full of Amazons.
- Adaptational Jerkass: In Hindu mythology, Kali is the warlike protector goddess and the manifestation of the mother goddess Parvati's rage. Her violent actions are in pursuit of righteous vengeance against evil, but here she's a Blood Knight who happily pits her children in duels to the death to see who comes out the strongest.
- Bare Your Midriff: She wears a skimpy top that exposes her midriff.
- 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.
- Cool Mask: She wears a mask with long spikes.
- Curtains Match the Windows: She's got red hair and red eyes.
- Dark-Skinned Redhead: She shares her skin tone with the Amazons and she has intense red hair.
- Does Not Like Shoes: She's barefoot.
- In Love with Your Carnage: She loves seeing fights and bloodshed no matter who is it that causes it.
- Magical Barefooter: She's yet another barefoot goddess.
- Skeletons in the Coat Closet: She wears a necklace made of skulls.
- Vapor Wear: Her outfit is revealing enough to know for sure that she isn't wearing underwear.
- You Never Asked: Kali allowed Tione and Tiona to leave her familia, simply because Tiona told Kali she wanted to leave. No one else ever made that request.
One of the captains of the Kali familia.
- Absolute Cleavage: Her dress has a gap in the front that reveals her cleavage.
- 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.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: She has the same tanned complexion of most Amazoness but sandy blonde hair.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her braid appears to reach all the way to her legs.
- 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.
- Vampiric Draining: She has a curse that allows her to increase her status by drinking the blood of those received a falna from any god. This is one of the reasons she's at level 6 despite not entering the dungeon.
- Vapor Wear: The gaps in her outfit make it quite clear she isn't wearing underwear.
The other captain of the Kali familia and younger sister of Argana.
- Action Girl: She is an Amazoness after all.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her skimpy outfit exposes her midsection.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: Like her sister she has sandy blonde hair and tanned skin like most Amazoness.
- Nice Girl: She is the nicest person in the Kali familia. She used to read stories to young Tiona before Tiona learned how to read and it is implied that she enjoyed it. The only reason she fought the Loki familia was because she was ordered to do so by Kali.
- Pet the Dog: Despite being an antagonist, the first hint that she was a lot nicer than initially thought was when she spent time learning how to read so she could read Tiona a story.
- Poisonous Person: Bache's enchant type magic Velgus can imbue things with deadly poison. The poison is unblockable and is stronger than a Poison Vermis's poison, which is known to be deadly.
- Underboobs: Her outfit reveals the underside of her breasts.
- Badass Crew: To a lesser extent than the likes of Loki Familia and Freya Familia 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.
- Classy Cravat: He wears a white cravat around his neck.
- Evil All Along: We thought he was good and got killed by Enyo, but no, it turns out he really is Enyo like Loki suspected. He was the mastermind behind almost everything the Loki Familia had been fighting since the beginning of the series, he revealed himself when Loki confronted him in SO vol.12
- 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: She refuses to get close to anyone because of Survivor Guilt.
- Classy Cravat: Like her god, Filvis wears a cravat.
- 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.
- Evil All Along: Turns out she has a double identity, Ein the masked creature.
- 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.
- Pointy Ears: She has long and pointy ears to identify her as an elf.
- 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.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Filvis's alias, Maenads, is the name of the female followers of the god Dionysus in Greek mythology.
- 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: When she was stuck in despair and self-loathing over being turned into an undead, Enyo convinced her to help him destroy the city and the adventurers.
- The Undead: 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, being turned into a hybrid between mortal and monster.
- 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 mental health.
- Action Girl: Unlike most gods and goddesses, who are helpless against monsters without their divine powers, Artemis leads a monster-slaying familia and helps her children fight them.
- Assist Character: She makes an appearance in Memoria Freese as an obtainable assist character.
- Braids of Action: She wears her hair in a braid and as a goddess of hunt, she's a very capable fighter.
- Fantastic Nuke: Her divine power is to unleash the "strongest arrow" that could annihilate the entire Lower World in one shot. Naturally, she can't use it lest she be immediately sent back to Tenkai. Antares plans to use her Arcanum to do just that, forcing Artemis to send a copy of herself to Orario to get someone to slay her to prevent this from happening.
- Frontline General: She takes the fight to the monsters directly rather than let her children hunt them for her. Unfortunately, it backfires horrifically when she's devoured by Antares, allowing the monster to slaughter her familia with the use of her Arcanum.
- I Cannot Self-Terminate: After she was devoured by Antares, she manages to send a residue to Orario to recruit an Orion to use her arrow to slay her and Antares.
- Master Archer: As a goddess of hunt, Artemis is the best archer known in Heaven and is stated to never miss no matter the situation.
- OOC Is Serious Business: She's a longtime friend of Hestia, the latter of which notices her acting oddly childish and naive compared to the no-nonsense, badass warrior she knew in Tenkai. Most notably, Artemis acts incredibly affectionate toward Bell even though Hestia remembers her as a romance-hating virginal goddess. It turns out, this is because this Artemis they met is a "residue" of the original she dispatched just before she was swallowed whole in hopes of finding the one who could wield her arrow and slay Antares.
- Pervert Revenge Mode: According to Hestia, Artemis got very scary when she punished Hermes and other gods for trying to peep at her in the bath. She's different now, so she's quite nonchalant about Bell interrupting her bath.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her hair reaches down past her back.
- Sexy Backless Outfit: Her dress is backless.
- Soul Fragment: The Artemis that travels with the main group for most of the movie is really a mere "residue" of her soul. Her real body has been absorbed by the monster Antares.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has blue hair.
The captain of the Artemis Familia.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Rethusa is named after the nymph Arethusa who was an attendant of Artemis.
LanteA half-elf of the Artemis Familia. She tried to convince Artemis to go against her vow of chastity and try falling in love.
- Authority in Name Only: In regards to his familias monster smuggling. While he still heads his familia, it is Dix calling the shots.
- Evil Wears Black: His outfit is a black tracksuit and he doesn't stop his Familia from getting involved in the black market because it's so entertaining to him.
- It Amused Me: He doesn't care what amoral or outright criminal things his Familia does as long as it's amusing to him.
- Not Me This Time: He isnt lying when he claims the capturing of monsters isnt his doing. It is the work of his familia, and while he does nothing to stop them, he otherwise gives no contribution to their activities.
- Arc Villain: He's the main villain of Volumes 9 and 10 as he's the ringleader of the members of Ikelos Familia that are planning to hunt and sell the Xenos monsters.
- Dragon-in-Chief: Although Ikelos is the god of the Familia, all the members are following Dix's plan of capturing and selling the Xenos monsters.
- Exotic Eye Designs: His left eye's iris has a D symbol circling his pupil. This is proof that that he's a descendant of Daedalus.
- Famous Ancestor: He's a descendant of the legendary architect Daedalus.
- Faux Affably Evil: On the exterior, he's comes across as a witty, chatty, and conversational guy. Beneath that exterior is an Ax-Crazy sadist who enjoys torturing sentient monsters, giving his subordinates free reign to violate monsters however they see fit, and causing his opponents as much physical and psychological pain as he can.
- For the Evulz: Especially in the anime. He and his group capture and smuggle monsters out of the dungeon and gets paid for it, but his actual motivation is simply to "hunt" them down and torment them.
- Goggles Do Something Unusual: He wears goggles with translucent smoky quartz lenses in order to cover up the Daedalus blood binding curse.
- Hate Sink: Dix is a poacher of the Xenos, monsters who show sentience, and takes great pleasure in capturing them, torturing, or killing them.
- Karmic Death: He is killed by Asterius
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: His surname, Perdix, is a reference to the nephew and student of Daedalus from Greek mythology.
- Repetitive Name: Dix Perdix
- Sadist: He lives for torturing, tormenting, and otherwise inflicting suffering on others, especially the Xenos.
- Stupid Evil: He puts a higher priority on making monsters suffer than getting paid selling them off. In the anime, he's even seen stabbing through the bars of cages and killing monsters, reducing them to dust, when he's bored, agitated, or just looking to get his sadism itch scratched.
- 0% Approval Rating: The Apollo familia isn't particularly well-liked by the other familias due to their completely irredeemable qualities and get the third parties caught in the crossfire of their attacks on Hestia and Bell. Other familias are so disgusted that before the War Game they actively break the pact of neutrality; Ais helps Bell train to become a better fighter while Miach and Takemikazuchi abduct Luan so that Liliruca can serve as his body double behind enemy lines.
- 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.
- Arc Villain: The main villain for Volume 6 where he takes an interest in Bell and wages war with the Hestia Familia to try and attain him for himself.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He tries to fake a HeelFace Turn in the Memoria Freese original story, "The Steamy Scheme Tale", where he bumps into Bell at a hot springs inn. While he drags Bell along into his antics, he treats him fairly nicely overall aside from some weird things like having Bell sip from a glass Apollo drank from earlier. But at the very end, he traps Bell in a bath full of paralytic poison to have his way with him, and Bell is only saved by the timely arrival of Tione, Ais, Aisha, Eina, and Hestia.
- Depraved Bisexual: He's interested in both pretty boys and pretty girls and will do anything to add them to his familia, up to and including acts of terrorism.
- 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.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: In "The Steamy Scheme Tale", he paralyzes Bell and tells him "just count the stains on the ceiling and it will be over before you know it", makes it sound dangerously like Attempted Rape. Luckily, Ais, Aisha and Tione bust through the door in a nick of time to rescue Bell. Apollo later says that he just wanted to have a fruitful conversation with Bell, but his later aside casts doubt on this, as he still wants Bell to be his.
- Easily Forgiven: In Memoria Freese's "The Steamy Scheming Tale", Apollo almost rapes Bell after subjecting him to paralytic poison so he can't escape. Despite this, Bell finds it in him to let things slide so long as Apollo never does anything weird again (though but Aisha and Tione were more than willing to just send Apollo back up to heaven).
- 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.
- Hate Sink: He's a petty and narcissistic jerk trying to take away the only member of Hestia Familia out of creepy stalkerish obsession.
- 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.
- Shamed by a Mob: Apollo finds himself facing this from the other gods after he effectively strong-armed Hestia into accepting his War Game Challenge. He refused to allow it to be a Contest of Champions since he didn't want the playing field to be leveled and after a random draw resulted in it being a Castle sieged, he got heckled by the other gods into allowing Hestia to recruit outside help since she was so blatantly disadvantaged.
- Shrine to Self: When Hestia confiscated the mansion formerly owned by Apollo familia, she found paintings and statues of Apollo everywhere, and it took quite a bit of time and expense to get rid of all of them.
- Smug Smiler: He has a disgustingly smug smirk whenever he spits at Hestia. It drops immediately after his group is defeated.
- Stalker Without 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. Though with Bell, he's obsessed with the boy to the point it may very well be Stalker with a Crush.
- 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.
- The Bully: He 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."
- Hate Sink: He's a petty and insanely jealous asshole who wants to torture Bell for catching Apollo's attention.
- Irony: His magic Aro Zephyros is basically a magical discus. His Classical Mythology basis was accidentally killed by Apollo's discus.
- Irrational Hatred: He 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.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Wears long hair in a pony-tail, and is physically handsome, at least in the anime, but his personality is entirely despicable.
- Mean 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.
- 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.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Hyakinthos's first name is derived from the lover of Apollo in Greek mythology, Hyacinthus, who was turned into a hyacinth flower when he died.
- Sadist: He lives to cause people pain.
- 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.
- Fallen-on-Hard-Times Job: In the eighth novel, we see he working as a bar waiter.
- 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 are basically short, childlike humans. This is exactly why fellow Prum Lili 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.