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     Kasuya Yuu
Hello, ladies.
The protagonist.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: He learns that he's got the abilities of sensing what's poisoned or not, and that he's a Power Parasite entirely by accident.
  • Ascended Fanboy: He loves camping and survival stories, so when he finds himself in the middle of a forest, no idea where he is, far, far from any civilization, he's ecstatic.
  • Audience Surrogate: As he learns about the world, so does the audience.
  • Barrier Warrior: The first ability he learns is a crayfish's ability to generate an invisible "hard shell" aura.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He certainly merits the virtue of kindness, but he can go toe-to-toe with a dragon, with little in the way of back-up, confident in his eventual victory.
  • Blade on a Stick: He eventually settles on a custom-made spear built from the bones of the Deerk monster, which can withstand charges that rival an impact a motorized vehicle.
  • Chekhov's Skill: His camping and survival-themed documentary hobbies prove mission-critical when he finds himself in this new world. And his knowledge of Styrofoam insulation saves him from the Breath Weapon of a dragon.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: His ability to absorb the special abilities of the monsters he eats doesn't come with a user manual. Each and every ability requires considerable trial and error to see how it works, if he can get it to work at all.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: The thief, though he's no slouch in a straight-up fight.
  • Freaky Is Cool: Seeing all the strange plants and animals in this new world gives him an indescribable feeling of joy, even if said things are trying to eat him.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Threaten Carla or Katia and you're toast. Literally.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: The bubble "smoke screen" he gets from eating the bubble-fish looks ridiculous but by using said bubbles as a form of Styrofoam, he survives a direct attack from a fire-breathing dragon, without a scratch, allowing him to kill the monster, by throwing a spear right into the fire-breathing organ.
  • Ignore The Fanservice: When he gets an eyeful of Katia's skin-tight undergarment that leaves nothing to the imagination, he's briefly stunned by her boldness, but then just shrugs and figures it's a cultural thing, since he notes that she's neither embarrassed, nor trying to come on to him, and goes right back to spear fishing.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: When the dragon on the cover flies over his campsite, not seeing his party yet, he wisely tries to lead everyone back to town, and away from the mountain the dragon seemingly considers as its property. Of course, when said dragon attacks them anyway, he motivates Katia to help fight back, since attempting to flee from something that can overtake them all with ease, even if Clara's leg wasn't broken, is an exercise in futility.
  • Landmine Goes Click: As a result of fusing the "Capture Vine" and "Spike Turtle" abilities, he can create a small plant in the ground, stepping on this plant triggers an attack from spines powerful enough to momentarily disable a dragon.
  • Last-Name Basis: He refers to himself by his last name. Clara and Katia follow suit.
  • Like a Duck Takes to Water: He becomes quite comfortable "camping out" in this new world, after only five days. Clare and Katia are welcome because it's fun to have company.
  • Magic Is a Monster Magnet: After eating the fruit of the "Charm Tree," he can magically make himself look like an irresistible snack to monsters.
  • Nature Lover: The primary reason he sees this new world as paradise, as opposed to a backward, underdeveloped slog is that he treasures the great outdoors and finds modern civilization too noisy, crowded, and polluted, though he does wisely use several bits of modern tech that come with him, like plastic water bottles, and a stainless steel bento cooker, which the tech of this new world can't produce yet.
  • Power Parasite: He gains the magical ability of "monsters" he eats, but it appears completely random, and requires a great deal of trial and error to make work, if he can get it to work at all.
  • Sacred Hospitality: He had nothing to gain from bringing Carla or Katia into camp. He shares his food and shelter with them simply because it's the right thing to do, and because having company is fun. They find him both unusual and extremely trustworthy as a result.
  • Seven Heavenly Virtues: He's got them all, which is probably why he finds this new world to be a paradise as opposed to a Crapsack World, as most would.
    • Charity: He extends his hand to offer aid as if it was second nature. This is what impresses Katia most, as she is familiar that people fighting each other, to the death, over supplies is the norm.
    • Humility: Despite being able to make restaurant quality meals with only the barest of ingredients, he does not brag or boast, but honestly attributes the taste to the game which he cooked, and is chagrined that Katia says he's being too humble and should have just a bit of pride that he can make better meals than she's tasted in even the best restaurants.
    • Chastity: He shares a thatch hut with two very attractive women who are dependent on him for their next meals, can not leave, and occasionally leave little to the imagination with their clothing, due to having nothing else, and there are no witnesses, being in the middle of a forest far from civilization. Does he take advantage of them? Nope. In fact, he goes out of his way to make clear that he won't.
    • Diligence: Katia suffers from insomnia, because lying on the ground keeps her from sleeping due to her fear of bugs? Abandon the lean-to and build a larger thatch hut, with elevated beds and a fire pit, so crawling bugs won't bother her, and the smoke and "door" will keep out the flying pests.
    • Patience: Despite having healing magic, Clara is still going to need three weeks to heal her broken leg? She can take her time, there's no rush.
    • Kindness: He's always comforting Clara or Katia when they're troubled, without reservation, and Clara is troubled often.
    • Temperance: He only hunts when he has to, and takes only what he needs. He's got food, water, shelter, and the company of two women, who are beautiful to the core of their soul. What more could he need?
    • For a bonus: He's a Hope Bringer. Both Clara and Katia had given up, after being lost in a forest, falling down a cliff to a broken leg, and collapsing from hunger, respectively, resigned to waiting to die. Taking them in, and nursing them back to health, helping them find their way to town has brought them out of their despair, and given them hope for life. Even an attack from a dragon won't sway them now...
  • Spider-Sense: When he comes across something poisonous, the only indication is an instinctive "bad feeling."
  • Supreme Chef: His cooking ability is so good, he can make restaurant-quality meals with wild game and scavenged materials, like conifer needles, and almost completely unprocessed rock-salt.
  • Trap Master: Even before he ate spike turtle tempura seasoned with "capture vine" leaves, he was quite skilled at making traps for capturing animals to eat.

Someone like me is just a burden. Why are you so nice to me?
The first human Yuu encounters in the new world.

  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: She loves it when she's pet on the head to comfort or praise her, especially if Yuu does it.
  • Anger Born of Worry: After a close fight with the Deerk, she's crying and angrily yelling at Yuu for not fleeing the beast, because she was scared he'd be hurt.
  • An Arm and a Leg: She's stuck with Yuu because her leg is broken, and takes her three weeks to heal, even though she's supposedly adept with healing magic.
  • Country Mouse: Her life has been spent at her home village, occasionally going into the mountains to gather herbs, so she's never set foot in a city. Going to visit Katia's Knight Order before setting out to the badlands has her eyes wide as saucers from taking in all the sights and wonders, and Katia's home is only a mid-sized city, not even the capital of their country.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: The mage.
  • Growling Gut: What prompts Yuu to offer her food, which ultimately wins her over.
  • Happily Adopted: She informs Yuu and Katia that she's a Doorstop Baby and joins Yuu in going to search the badlands, hoping to find more of her people.
  • Heroic Albino: Skin pale as milk, red eyes, silver hair, and a good, kind woman who is beautiful to the very core of her soul.
  • Informed Attribute: She's supposedly adept at healing magic, but it's still going to take her leg three full weeks to heal. Granted, a broken leg normally takes months to heal, and that's with a cast and bed-rest.
  • I Will Only Slow You Down: Which she voices, repeatedly. Both Yuu and Katia firmly assert that No One Gets Left Behind.
  • Last of Her Kind: She hopes to find others of her race as she's adopted, and it's rumored that her people were hunted to extinction, in retaliation for them doing some pretty awful things in the name of an Imortality Seeker king.
  • The Load: Justifed. Having a broken leg means she can't do much, and she hates it.
  • Ms. Exposition: She's Yuu's, and the audience's, first source of information regarding the new world.
  • Mystical White Hair: Her hair is illustrated and described as perfect silver, and she's the first character that can actively cast magic.
  • Prone to Tears: It is very easy to make her a gibbering mess of tears and snot, especially when she's worried about Yuu's well being.
  • Stating the Simple Solution: Since Yuu couldn't figure out how to make either the "parasite vine" nor the "Spike Turtle" abilities activate, she suggested he try to combine them. Say hello to the invention of the spike-pit plant.
  • Support Party Member: If not for her and her "translation" magic, communication would be nigh impossible.
  • Through His Stomach: Initially quite nervous around Yuu, and understandably so, she begins to feel safe sharing a lean-to with him after he shares his food with her, and she finds it delicious.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly girl to Katia's tomboy.
  • Too Awesome to Use: What she thinks about eating the mana leaves Yuu presents to her. Had she been able to take them home, she could have sold one at a price that would make her able to live comfortably for a year. Since there was no way for them to preserve them for the three weeks it would take her to heal, she happily eats them as part of Yuu's cooking, and is overjoyed at how delicious the resulting dish is.

     Katia Firow
A knight from the town of Firos. She stumbles upon Yuu and Clara while they were fighting the Deerk. Lending Yuu her sword allows him to defeat the animal.
  • Anything but That!: She's terrified of bugs. As such, when Yuu learns about it, he tears down the lean-to the party used to share, and replaced it with a three-man thatch hut, so the bugs on the ground would no longer be an issue, and there would be a "door" that could be shut to keep out flying pests. Katia is immensely grateful.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Just when it looked like Yuu would lose the fight to the Deerk, she pops out of the bushes and throws him her sword, allowing him to turn the tables and kill it. Even so, she still thinks he saved her.
  • City Mouse: Which Yuu lampshades. She's got absolutely no outdoor survival skills, though she is quite a talented hunter. As such, she could never make it back to town on her own. Aside from her chivalry, this is the primary reason she agrees to share Yuu's camp, at least until Clara's finished recovering.
  • Did Not Think This Through: Not her, but whoever sent her on a mission to investigate the possible appearance of a dragon in the mountains never considered sending a guide with her, and as for supplies? All she had was a bag of flour that she didn't know what to do with... Unless they were looking for her to die, as she off-handedly mentions that her fellow knights look down on her.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: The fighter.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Blonde hair, and the epitome of honor, mercy, and righteousness.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: She does.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Since her skin-tight undergarment is her official swim-suit, and she's been trained to be a knight in an entirely same-sex environment, she doesn't realize what effect such an outfit would have on a healthy, heterosexual teen like Yuu. Fortunately, he decides to Ignore The Fanservice.
  • I Owe You My Life: Despite the fact that her timely arrival allowed Yuu to defeat the Deerk, she insists that he saved her instead. Not an unreasonable claim considering she collapsed from hunger and would have been easy prey for the beasts of the mountain if Yuu hadn't decided to take her in.
  • Jabba Table Manners: Justified. She had collapsed from hunger, so when she got a whiff of Deerk Yakinaku, and was told she could have her fill, her table manners went out the window, and she shamelessly stuffed her face, apologizing for her shameful display. Yuu lets it all slide.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Her fancy getup does nothing to slow her down in a fight.
  • Older Than They Look: She may look prepubescent, but she's actually 19. She's rather troubled by this.
  • The Paladin: She's a holy knight and lives a righteous life entirely for its own sake.
  • Surprisingly Elite Cannon Fodder: Though she doesn't seem aware of it. Shortly after arriving back in her home town, dragon corpse in tow, after initially being sent to the mountains without a guide, she's sent out into the badlands, a place with Everything Trying to Kill You, escorting Yuu and Clara.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to Clara's girly girl.


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