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    Arue 

Arue

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One of Megumin's former classmates in the Home of the Crimson Magic. While possessing great potential as an Arch Wizard, she doesn't have any interest in adventuring and instead dreams of becoming an author.


  • The Ace: Good at everything she does. 3rd place of her class, just behind Megumin and Yunyun in terms of magical power and constantly beats them in questioning periods at giving chuuni answers as well as graduating early like the other two. However, despite her weaker magic power, unlike Megumin/Yunyun, Arue is the only one among the three who actually followed the traditional, optimized build path of the Arch Wizard, so she doesn't have any wasted skill points. There's also the implication that she wasn't really giving it her all, as she had no desire to become an Arch Wizard and only did so to please her parents.
  • Author Avatar: Its implied that she is one for the author, Natsume Akatsuki.
  • By the Lights of Their Eyes: Like her people, she have deep red eyes that radiates based on their emotional state.
  • Chuunibyou: THE chuuni in the Home of the Chuunis. She can say her over-the-top delusions with such vivid detail and a straight face that no one can tell if she's telling the truth or not. Justified, as she claims that an active imagination is very important for an author.
  • Every Girl Is Cuter with Hair Decs: She wears a bat-shaped hair clip to tie up her pony tail.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Like Megumin, she wears an eyepatch over her left eye, to which she hasn't taken off once. She claims its needed to contain her uncontrollable power, but in reality, its a gift from her grandfather and she thinks its cool. Megumin's eyepatch actually once belonged to Arue, but it was given to her as a farewell gift upon Megumin departing the Home of the Crimson Magic to embark on her adventure.
  • Hate at First Sight: Towards Kazuma. Their first meeting even resulted in a physical fight between the two. Justified as he tore up her precious manuscript.
  • I Should Write a Book About This: Before Megumin left the village to go on her journey, Arue asked her to tell her about her adventures one day and she'll write a story about it. That and the credits page of vol 1 of Megumin's side story, implies that Konosuba is actually an in-series novel about Megumin's adventures with Kazuma.
  • Large Ham: Like the rest of her race, she is one.
  • Netorare: She's a fan of this, and often teases Megumin about it once Yunyun became "friends" with Funifura and Dodonko.
    Arue: So that's NTR...
    Megumin: That is not NTR!
  • Shipper on Deck: Well, she'd much rather see Megumin go back to the "Yunyun path" than remain on the "Kazuma path".
  • The Stoic: Acts like a quiet, cool, beauty, except when she's acting chuuni.
    • Not So Stoic: Megumin was shocked when she witnessed her freak-out after Kazuma tore apart the manuscript of her current novel; Legend of the Crimson Magic Hero in retaliation of her ultimately causing the whole mess in volume 5 to begin with.
  • Younger than She Looks: The top of Megumin's class in growth development. Even at 12 years old, she looks like a high school girl.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Part of her custom school uniform.

    Cecily 

Cecily

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An influential priestess of the Axis Cult, known to Megumin and Yunyun.


  • All-Loving Hero: Members of the Axis Cult do not discriminate against anyone joining them. So long as you denounce violence and believe in the teachings of Aqua (and definitely not praise Eris), you can be their friend.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Everyone in the Axis Cult thanks to Phlebotinum-Induced Stupidity and because their recruitment tactics are purposefully zany in order to specifically recruit other Cloudcuckoolanders. She's no exception.
  • Comedic Lolicon: Finds Megumin seriously attractive, going so far as to say that Megumin's "in my strike zone" when she first sees the girl and even bathes with Megumin, causing the latter great discomfort. Gets rather close to Yunyun as well, much to her displeasure.
  • The Commandments: She has spoken several of the Axis Cult teachings.
    • The First Commandment is a long quote that can be summarized as: "Thou shalt love everyone."
    • The Seventh Commandment is: "Thou shalt not refrain. If thou seeks to eat? Eat. If thou seeks to drink? Drink. Thy may not live to eat or drink tomorrow." It makes more sense when you consider the planet is a subtle Crapsack World.
  • Cool Big Sis: How she wants Megumin and Yunyun (and later Iris) to view her, and is constantly asking that they call her "Cecily nee-chan".
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Usually as eccentric as any other member of her cult, but the moment undead and devils are involved she can get serious extremely quickly. At one point she managed to sneak behind a elite member of the Demon King's army without them being aware of it at all.
  • Crystal Dragon Jesus: Her religious vestments, a few of their traditions, and the general hierarchy of her faith.
  • Gold Digger: When Kyouya Mitsurugi was looking for a healer to join his party, she was aggressive in allying with him when she mistakenly believed he would provide for all her financial demands. Being wealthy, handsome, and a powerful swordsman met her immediate requirements.
  • Have You Seen My God?: Averted. Once the Axis Cult discovers Aqua walks among them, her believers begin efforts to expand their influence and prove themselves worthy of such an incredible miracle. It even requires Eris to make a brief divine appearance on the surface to offset the Axis Cult momentum and not steal followers from her.
  • Marshmallow Hell: Since her boobs are so massive, anyone she hugs goes through one.
  • Nuns Are Mikos: The Axis Cult handling of shrines and rituals tend to fall into this.
  • Secret Keeper: The High Priest admits to her that Aqua is their goddess in physical form.
  • Smarter Than You Look: She is a lot more perceptive than she looks, to the point where Megumin sometimes get worried about just how much she can notice. Though she usually messes up her evaluations one way or another.
  • Snake Oil Salesman: Like everyone else in the Axis Cult, whenever she's trying to convince others to become a follower of Aqua, she'll make questionable claims of it changing your life for the better.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: When Kazuma asks if she knows Aqua is her real goddess, she clumsily tries denying it.
  • Undying Loyalty: Like all followers of the Axis Cult, she is this towards Aqua.

    Chris 

Chris

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Voiced by: Ayaka Suwa (Anime), Kira Buckland (Anime, EN), Angélica Villa (Anime, LA)

Darkness's friend and a thief, who teaches Kazuma "Steal".


  • A-Cup Angst: She does not like the fact that people find her bosom lacking.
  • Answers to the Name of God: How she accidentally revealed her true identity.
  • Ascended Extra: Only played a very minor role in the web novel, and received a significantly expanded role in the light novel.
  • Bad Liar: She is really bad at keeping secrets considering how many of them she has. Her denials tend to only make her look more suspicious too.
  • Berserk Button: Devils and undead. Since, y'know, she's a goddess.
  • Born Lucky: She manages to beat Kazuma in luck when playing rock-paper-scissors due to actually being the goddess of fortune. One of the side stories reveal that her luck is so high that her adventurer's card glitches out when it tries to display its value.
  • Character Tics: She scratches her scar when she gets troubled. This is one of the ways Kazuma finds out she's Eris's alter-ego.
  • Crocodile Tears: Feigns crying in shame after Kazuma steals her panties.
  • Floral Theme Naming: An In-Universe example, she is named after the flower Chris. Which is said to be the Goddess Eris' favorite flower.
  • Glad He's on Our Side: Thinks this of Kazuma after he near effortlessly goes through half the royal guards and curbstomps Mitsurugi.
  • God in Human Form: Eris in disguise as a human.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: She bears a large one on her right cheek.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: She tries very hard to deny that she and Kazuma are in any kind of special relationship. Though the way she goes about the denials, make it hard to believe her. It doesn't help that her only response to Megumin grilling her about it is to run away after she can't handle the interrogation.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Megumin thinks this of her because of her "extermination without exception" rules for devils and undead, because she still hasn't figured out Wiz and Vanir's true nature. But she might turn out to be right about Dust.
  • Kleptomaniac Hero: Seeing treasure makes her "thief blood boil."
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Many people confuse her gender, especially when she's in her "chivalrous thief" disguise, much to her chagrin.
  • Little Miss Con Artist: The kind of persona she exhibits.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise:
    • Her "disguise" as the Chivalrous Thief was just a handkerchief that she wears around her mouth. The only reason why it worked on the castle guards was because they had never seen her before. Darkness can see right through it, whereas Megumin/Aqua doesn't recognize her because they had previously only met her for a couple minutes.
    • Aqua doesn't notice that Chris is Eris, despite her looking exactly the same, only with different clothes and shorter hair. Even though Eris was suppressing her divine aura, the fact that Aqua knew Eris was "playing human" on her world and wears pads in the god realm, should have been enough to set alarms off. Justified, since Aqua is a not the sharpest tool in the shed.
  • Running Gag: Kazuma ending up sexually harassing her one way or another.
  • Secret Test of Thieving Skill: Pulls one on Kazuma after teaching him Steal. It backfires when he takes her panties.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: Tends to engage in this a lot whenever she pairs up with Kazuma.
  • Stripperiffic: Her outfit basically reveals quite a lot, befitting a thief like her.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Whenever she is trying to lie about something, she tends to indulge in this. Luckily for her the other characters are also somewhat dim at times and ignores the odd things she is saying.
  • Video Game Stealing: The manner of steal she taught Kazuma.
  • Vitriolic Best Friends: A downplayed example but it's there, she and Kazuma have a lot of casual banter when they team up as the Silver-haired Thieves, however they really kick it up a notch when they are getting punished by Darkness and start selling each other out.
  • Willfully Weak: Unlike Aqua, who descended from the heavens, Chris is a mortal body created by Eris to interact with the world. Due to this, it works exactly like a mortal body in this world would with all the strengths and limitations. While inhabiting Chris, Eris does not possess her powers of a goddess, including her divine mana capacity, the ability to sense ghosts, demons or undead, nor does her body possess a divine aura that attracts the undead.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Hers is silver, foreshadowing her true identity as Eris.

    Dust's Party 

Dust

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Voiced by: Junji Majima (Anime, JP), Lucien Dodge (Anime, EN)

A delinquent adventurer who always causes trouble for the guild and his party. First encountered by Kazuma resulting in a short lived swapping of their parties.


  • Be Careful What You Wish For: He takes Kazuma's place in the party for a day thinking he's going to experience the life of a Battle Harem protagonist. One encounter with the Rookie Killer later and he's begging to switch back to his old team.
  • The Charmer: Despite his reputation, Dust has a uncanny ability to manipulate people to going along with his schemes through flattery.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: In Volume 7, Dust convinces Kazuma to help him stalk a noble because he believes that the noble is dating his fellow party member Lynn. Said noble actually had an obsessive crush on Dust. Otherwise he seems oblivious to his own feelings for Lynn.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Chris/Eris claims that his stupid behavior seems like an act.It is heavily implied that he is in fact a Dragon Knight from another country who was renowned as the master of the spear.
  • A Day in the Limelight: His spinoff focuses on his various misadventures as he goes from one crazy get rich quick scheme to the next.
  • Dragon Knight: Gets implied in the main series and later confirmed in his own spin-off that Dust is a legendary dragon knight from another country, and the subject of a famous noble tale.
  • Foil: Towards Kazuma. They share similar similar temperaments, but most of Kazuma's misfortune comes from the antics of his party while Dust's comes from his own vices. And later, while Kazuma manages to get rich through his own hard work, Dust's Get Rich Quick Schemes and Laborious Laziness tend to only end with him penniless.
  • Foreshadowing: His blond hair is notable in that the only characters who have blonde hair in this world are nobles or people related to nobles. Signifying that Dust is from a much higher background than anyone first assumed..
    • In Explosions Volume 3, his name and background is hidden in a conversation overheard by Yunyun, long before his spotlight chapter in Explosions Continued
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Gets juggled back and forth between being this and Vitriolic Best Buds with both his party and the rest of the Adventure's Guild.
    • Yunyun kind of goes back and forth with it. She initially denied the idea of ever being friends with him due to Dust tricking her into being an accomplice in one of his crimes, but she still finds herself hanging out with him.
    • Dust initially butted heads with Kazuma, but after spending a day with Kazuma's party he gained a begrudging respect for Kazuma. The two wind up becoming drinking buddies. Note, that in Volume 3, when Kazuma is asked if Dust is his friend...the lie detector does not go off to "An acquaintance."
  • Harem Seeker: One of the initial reasons he's antagonistic towards Kazuma is because he views him as being in the center of a Battle Harem, something which Dust himself would like to have. When he trades parties with Kazuma for a day, he realizes just how much of a nightmare it is actually being in Kazuma's party. In Volume 2 of his own spinoff, Dust temporarily achieves this with a makeshift party of himself, his normal party member Lynn, and Yunyun and the Loli Succubus. Again, he quickly realizes the downside of this type of party composition because quickly the topic of conversation turns to the three girls trading stories on Dust's vices.
  • Hero of Another Story: Dust ended up becoming The Hero of his own spin-off Light Novel Series, appropriately titled A Time in the Limelight for this Fool Too!
  • His Story Repeats Itself: Volume 3 of his spinoff has him giving a lonely princess (Iris) a ride on a dragon to cheer her up, the same exact act which got him banished from his country.
  • Horrifying the Horror: His talent at being a conniving scumbag either impresses or frightens actual devils.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: It gets confirmed in his spin-off that a lot of Dust's incompetence comes down to him just being a poor swordsman in general. When given a lance, he becomes a One-Man Army.
  • In Vino Veritas: Kazuma tends to share secrets with him when he's drunk, such as the incident with the succubus. This is probably why Dust thinks they're friends even though Kazuma is being truthful when he denies it.
  • Japanese Delinquents: Acts likes this, and the guild treats him like one. Is a fairly frequent resident in the local jail because of his behavior.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: In Volume 2 of his spinoff, during a mission to defeat a Hydra organized by Kazuma, Dust decides to break ranks when he sees an opening to cut off the Hydra's head hoping to take the bounty entirely for himself. He ends up getting eaten. Aqua thankfully ends up resurrecting him.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: He openly revels in being a pervert, such as trying to steal the waitresses' panties in Season 2 Episode 3 after Kazuma uses Steal again on Chris, and peeps on Axel's public baths.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: As pointed out by his party-member Lynn, Dust would actually be a successful adventurer if he wasn't so lazy. His tendency to resort to get rich quick schemes constantly bites him in the ass.
  • Not So Different: Despite seemingly being more incompetent, he and Kazuma are pretty similar. Having equivalent roles in their parties dynamics wise, and behaving somewhat the same at times.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: During his unfortunate stint with Kazuma's party he managed to single handily drive off the Rookie Killer with nothing but Megumin's staff, which he used as an improvised spear.
  • Perpetual Poverty: He's constantly in dire financial straits due to his frequent mishaps. It gets to the point where he sometimes purposely gets himself arrested just to get free food and a roof over his head.
  • The Resenter: Initially towards both Kazuma and Mitsurugi due to them both apparently having Battle Harems. Though his later first-hand experience with how troublesome both harems actually are leads him to have a begrudging respect for both.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: The second volume of Dust's spinoff has toned down his vices quite a bit. He's less of a schemer and overall terrible person, and acts generally friendlier to his guildmates. His past begrudging respect towards Kazuma has now even become genuine and after a successful mission, even promises to treat Kazuma for once to their next drinking party.
  • Weapon of Choice: Being of the warrior class his is a sword. Though Chris notes that his movements and stance resembles a spear wielder more.
  • Willfully Weak: He only appears weak due to promising a certain princess to only use a sword as an adventurer. When he grasps a spear, he proves that the tales about him were no exaggerations.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Despite his horrible reputation, the disgust of his peers, and his own firm belief that his delinquent self is his true self, Eris notes that he has a ridiculously high amount of good karma from his time as a Dragon Knight, which is not something which would just happen if he was only fulfilling his duty as a Knight

Taylor, Keith, and Lynn

Voiced by: Taylor: Tsuchida Reiou (Anime, JP), Keith: Hatano Wataru (Anime, JP), and Lynn: Hanamori Yumir (Anime, JP)

A trio of adventurers who make up the rest of Dust's party, consisting of Taylor the Crusader, Keith the Archer, and Lynn the Wizard.


  • A Day In The Lime Light: In the light novel and manga adaptation, Kazuma adventures with the three of them when he switches parties with Dust for a day. In the spin-offs the three of them, especially Lynn, are given additional focus.
  • Adapted Out: Their focus chapter that happens early in the story never made it into the Anime, and as a result many of their qualities and overall impact on the plot were cut from the adaptation.
    • The Anime never mentions that Taylor is actually the leader of Dust's party, and not Dust.
    • In the light novels and manga, Keith is the one who teaches Kazuma the archer skills Foresight and Snipe, both of which become a major part of his arsenal.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: In the light novels Taylor is noted to be very straight-laced and a devout Eris cultist. However in the anime scene where the male adventurers of Axel rally to assault the Destroyer, he can be seen clutching a fistful of Succubus shop coupons along with Keith and Dust.
  • The Big Guy: Taylor's most notable trait. Aside from being the party's front-line tank, he's also VERY tall and rather well-built.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Lynn inexplicably has a raccoon-like tail, but lacks the classic animal ears to go with it.
  • Civvie Spandex: Their attire is rather odd for a medieval fantasy setting. Keith and Lynn both sport modern-looking jackets complete with pockets and zippers, and Taylor wears a collared shirt with a green tie under his armor.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: The people of Axel unilaterally designated Lynn as Dust's guardian. Whenever someone has a problem regarding Dust, they go to her. Whenever Dust is arrested, she's the one who picks him up from jail.
  • Demoted to Extra: Due to the Adaptation Distillation nature of the Anime. Taylor and Lynn are hit especially hard by it, as they aren't given any real dialogue beyond background chatter.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: about as classic of an example as you can get. Taylor serves as the front-line Mighty Glacier, Lynn doubles as both a Glass Cannon and Support Party Member with her mix of offensive and defensive magic, and Keith is your typical Fragile Speedster Archer Archetype.
  • Foil: To Kazuma's party. They make up a well-balanced 4-man team of rookie adventurers, but lack the crippling-overspecialization traits of Aqua, Megumin, and Darkness.
    • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Lynn is this for Kazuma. She has brown hair and green eyes identical to his and sports modern-looking attire that makes her stick out in Konosuba's high fantasy setting. She's also the only female member of an otherwise all-male party to Kazuma and his Unwanted Harem. She's also the person that the townsfolk go to whenever Dust and Keith cause a ruckus, the same way Kazuma is called on to deal with Aqua and Darkness.
  • Real Men Love Jesus / Religious Bruiser: Like Darkness, Taylor is a Crusader who follows the teachings of the Eris cult. Unlike Darkness, he's much more serious about it and is called out for being "unreasonably inflexible about certain things" - notably Dust and Keith are very careful to keep the Succubus Cafe a secret from him in order to protect the proprietors.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Lynn, Rin, or Lean? It varies from translation to translation.

    Eris 

Eris

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Voiced by: Ayaka Suwa (Anime), Kira Buckland (Anime, EN), Angélica Villa (Anime, LA)

The Goddess of Fortune, patron deity of the new world and namesake of the global currency. She is a subordinate of Aqua, ranking lower in the divine hierarchy.


  • A-Cup Angst: The issue of her breast size is apparently a sensitive subject for her.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: How she appears to Kazuma when she's not doing her official duties.
  • Adorkable: Kazuma finds her occasional mischievous actions, and her attempts at using her knowledge of Japan adorable.
  • Art Shift: Episode 9 of the second season reveals a painted depiction of her in the European Old Master style. Said painting features her with ample bosom and raven hair.
  • Ascended Extra: In the web novel, Eris only played a minor role, only appearing whenever Kazuma was killed. She received a significantly expanded role in the light novel and became a side-heroine.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Much like Aqua, its easy for her to lose interest in being a goddess and adventure as the mortal Chris. Pretending to be mortal is as much a distraction and source of entertainment for Eris, as alcohol and parties are for Aqua.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Mentioning her chest size is a good way of making her feel the need to use violence. As Aegis can attest to, not that it really mattered in that circumstance though.
    • Devils. When she finds out that the noble Zereschrute is a devil in disguise, she leaves as Chris and returns in her real form to give him a severe thrashing.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Can be pretty cold once you annoy her enough, which makes some of Aqua's more petty comments about her somewhat plausible.
  • Big Good: She is the benevolent patron deity of the world Kazuma is sent to, and continues to be a source of aid for him throughout the series.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: According to Aqua, thus making this somewhat uncertain.
  • The Bus Came Back: In an odd example of this, she remains a constant presence in the series as Eris. But becomes more and more involved in the plot as of volume 6 as Chris, who was missing from the series for quite some time.
  • Character Tics: When she gets troubled, she scratches her right cheek. This is one of the ways that Kazuma figures out that Chris is her alter-ego.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Aqua's physical appearance, divine aura, and personality hadn't changed after being banished, yet Eris failed to realize the healer travelling with Kazuma was her immediate superior. Evidently she assumed it was an Axis cultist who dressed like the real Aqua.
  • Fake Boobs: According to Aqua and Dust, after he meets her and gets resurrected, she apparently uses pads.
  • Foil: She is the complete opposite of Aqua. A kind, humble, and responsible goddess who takes her job seriously.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Responsible to Aqua's Foolish.
  • The Gadfly: Can be this sometimes, like when she asks Kazuma who he likes more, Eris or Chris, just to fluster him. Doesn't quite work out since Kazuma is just as good at that if not better.
  • Gods Need Prayer Badly: She's even more obsessive on retaining her followers than Aqua. The idea of sharing religious holidays or even losing a single believer makes her incredibly upset, despite that she has far more followers and is the official world church.
  • God Was My Copilot: Her human form turns out to be Chris, with her spending less time in the human world because of Aqua's responsibilities being given to her.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Can be quite stern when she wants to be, and according to Aqua pretty relentless in certain situations.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has one on her cheek that she has a habit of scratching when troubled. She apparently got it from fighting a Devil at one point in her life. After Kazuma notices it for the first time in volume 7 from it contrasting with the rest of her flushed face, he quickly figures out that she disguises herself as Chris.
  • Holy City: Axel is considered to become one after she makes a divine manifestation in the city.
  • Knight Templar:
    • Aqua considers her this, saying that she is even more relentless when it comes to traditionally evil beings than even her. Which is kind of saying something considering Aqua's usual attitude to Wiz and Vanir. In Megumin's third novel, she (as Chris) was rather gung-ho about slaying Hoost, in contrast to her usual calm behavior.
    • Pretty much confirmed as of Megumin's second spin-off series. When questioned by Megumin As Chris, about how she felt in regards to undead and devils she said they should be exterminated. When Megumin specified that they were non-threatening to humans (basically directly describing Wiz and Vanir), she elaborates that it would be great if they were exterminated without exceptions.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: She won't directly defy Aqua and will carryout orders to the best of her ability, even when the results might have negative consequences. It's how the relationship between superior and junior goddesses always work apparently.
  • Nice Girl: How she appears to Kazuma. She's one of the few characters (across from Iris) that treats Kazuma with respect (unlike how Kazuma's party usually treat him).
  • Not So Above It All:
    • While she presents herself as a benevolent and humble goddess, Aqua points out she has the ego to make the world's global currency named after her.
    • Her institutional church also uses her name. While that in of itself is not unusual for a religion, Aqua's more fanatical faith does not use Aqua's name in such a prominent manner.
    • Aqua mentions that deities directly interacting with the world under their control is frowned upon. Especially when they do so under the guise of being mortal. There were rumors of her doing this, which her identity as Chris proves true.
    • She significantly pads her bra to appear several cup sizes larger than she really is.
  • Not So Different: Despite their pretty obvious differences, there are times when Eris sometimes behaves like Aqua does.
    • Like when it looked like her Festival would be replaced with Aqua's. Leading to Kazuma to question whether or not loving parties and festivals was just a shared trait for Goddesses.
    • She is actually just as zealous, if not more so, about cleansing undead and devils as Aqua is.
    • While universally loved as a goddess, her priesthood is seen in a negative light. First and foremost: according to Wiz and Dust, they don't perform religious services like exorcisms or restorative magic without substantial money being provided upfront. Her adherence to the purview of fortune (luck and wealth) makes the world incredibly capitalistic. The Axis Cult only desires money to compete with the Eris Sect, and are otherwise willing to offer their religious services for free (though will aggressively push clients to convert faith to Aqua).
    • Though some blame can be traced back to Aqua, the New World is spiritually in sorry shape. Demons and undead run rampant, while the clergy is remarked to be greedy. Eris is very aggressive against apostasy and has a mutual dislike of finding common ground with Aqua's believers.
  • Physical Goddess: Takes physical form as the adventurer Chris.
  • Quantity vs. Quality: She has many more worshipers than Aqua, yet did not equal her divine might because Aqua's followers are significantly more zealous in their beliefs.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair reaches all the way down to the feet, and then some.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite the evident breaking of the rules, she allows Kazuma to revive multiple times.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Doesn't appear often, but her role is key in the progression of the story, since it allows its continuation in the first place.
  • We Gotta Stop Meeting Like This: She basically says this word-for-word the second time Kazuma dies.
  • Woman in White: Fitting for a Goddess
  • You Just Told Me: Tricked by this in a very casual fashion, when Kazuma asks Chris a question while referring to her by the name "Eris".
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    Princess Iris and Her Retainers 

Iris

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The twelve-year-old princess of the Kingdom of Belzerg. An acquaintance of Darkness who invites her party to dinner in recognition of their deeds.


  • Ascended Extra: In the original web novels, Iris was just a very minor character who only appeared in three chapters. Her role in the story is greatly expanded upon and is promoted to a side-heroine in the light novels.
  • The Archmage: She is very proficient in casting Legendary-class magic, putting her heads and shoulders above even the strongest members of the Crimson Demon Clan in terms of magical prowess.
  • Badass Adorable: Darkness claims that despite her age and stature, she's much stronger than Kazuma and could effortlessly defeat him in a fight. This is due to her being a descendant of previous heroes who have defeated the Demon Lord.
  • Big Brother Worship: She respects her actual brother a great deal, but she adores her "brother" Kazuma quite a bit more. Aqua notes that she doesn't have an objective outlook when talking about Kazuma at all.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: Thanks to a divine Body Swap artifact accidentally triggered by Kazuma. Both she and Kazuma had a great deal of fun with it, until it wore off at a very inopportune moment.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: She likes to use terms she learned from Kazuma without any real understanding of what they are. While going around as "Alice", she says she's the daughter of a chirimen shop owner. The problem being that she only knows the word from Kazuma, and doesn't actually know what a chirimen is, that being fabric to make kimonos.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's blonde, and beneath her prim and proper facade is one of the sweetest, kindest, most pleasant characters in the series.
  • Heroic Lineage: She is a descendant of previous heroes who have defeated past Demon Lords, as it is tradition for such victors to be married into Belzerg royalty.
  • Honor Before Reason: As royalty, it is her duty to be a shining example to the people. Kazuma think this kind of thinking is foolish and tries to teach her how to fight dirty. She really likes that about him.
  • King Incognito: She tries to be this but, while not many know she is royalty, her blond hair and blue eyes makes it really obvious to everyone else that she is no commoner.
  • Like Brother and Sister: While not siblings, Kazuma sees Iris as the younger sister that he never had, but Iris' feelings go beyond that. His influence on her is pretty notable. Much to her retainers' woe, she winds up taking after him quite a bit, mimicking his scheming and shortcomings.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: One of the fates of royalty is that she doesn't have any friends. Her father and brother are often out leading armies against the Demon Lord. Claire and Rain are just her guardians, and even Darkness is merely a loyal subordinate. She was so happy that Kazuma would treat her as just a girl and becoming friends with Megumin.
  • Nice Girl: Iris is a sweet, kind, and gentle princess. Much like Eris, she's also one of the few characters that doesn't treat Kazuma as a Butt-Monkey and even maintain a brother-sister type relationship.
  • One-Man Army: Can handle enemies that would normally requires an entire team of skilled adventurers to handle. Making Kazuma question why she isn't on the front lines herself.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: As "Alice" in Vanir's Spin-Off novel, the granddaughter of the capital's "chirimen" shop's owner. Her hair, eye color, mannerisms, and being escorted by two bodyguards make it clear that she's an aristocrat, and everyone in Kazuma's party (and Chris) immediately recognize who she is.
  • Precocious Crush: On Kazuma, who is at least four years her senior.
  • The Promise: Is absolutely sure that Kazuma will fulfill his promise to defeat the Demon King, mainly because she is looking forward to gifting him his reward. Which traditionally is having the hero marry the princess of the kingdom. Though she worries that, with his personality, another women might steal him away before that happens so she has to be proactive.
  • The Rival: Towards Megumin over Kazuma, to the point where she would drop her composed nature and is fully willing to pick a fight with her over him.
  • Royal Rapier: Her preferred weapon.
  • Secret Keeper: She immediately saw through Kazuma's "Masked Chivalrous Thief" disguise and knows that he's actually very strong.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: She mostly stays in the castle and in the few occasions where she would go outside, she's surrounded by an entire order of knights. She is thus easily tricked by both Kazuma and Megumin.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Seems to look at her relationship with Kazuma in this way. The reason why she is so adamant about him being the one to defeat the Demon King is because that is the only way for it to be possible for a commoner and royalty like her to get married.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Due to her duties and living in the capital, she rarely appears, let alone join Kazuma's group. There's a reason for this, as the one time she did so, she virtually curb-stomped her way through every opponent in their path, one-shotting every single one of them without any effort.
    • Note that this includes a Golden Dragon and one of the Demon King's generals in volume 10.
  • Sword Beam: Of the Razor Wind variety. She's capable of spamming them from her Royal Rapier, and a single hit is strong enough to instantly kill high level monsters.
  • The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask: As Belzerg royalty she is supposed to be prim and proper, rarely showing any emotion. In private, she'd rather be just like any other little girl.

Claire Shinfornea

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A member of the noble household Shinfornea and one of Iris' bodyguards. Has a very serious and sometimes overbearing personality, especially when it comes to protecting Iris. Also happens to be a high ranking official of the kingdom of Belzerg, which is worrying considering her personality traits.


  • Ascended Extra: Was originally just portrayed as Iris' stuck-up bodyguard, but over time she has shown up more often in the spin-offs and even in the main volumes; as well as getting more characterization.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Always wears a suit, which stands out a lot especially when she is in the somewhat rural town of Axel.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: The personal bodyguard to one of the most blatantly over-powered human characters in the setting who hilariously outclasses her in terms of sheer killing power. Justified since the princess's high social standing and tender age necessitates the presence of personal attendants such as Claire.
  • Bodyguard Crush: Seems to have one for Iris, which explains her overprotective nature, and why she clashes with Kazuma so much.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: All it takes to completely intoxicate her is half a cup of wine.
  • Enemy Mine: She and Kazuma put aside their differences in order to make sure that Iris doesn't end up with her fiance.
  • Epic Fail: One of her first interactions with Kazuma's party is her attempting to slice off Darkness's hand as punishment for slapping Princess Iris. Darkness being, well, Darkness, is mostly unaffected, but the blade manages to cut just deep enough to splatter Iris with Darkness's blood. In the middle of a dinner party. Oops.
    • In the Dust spin-off she's instantly swallowed by a Giant Toad immediately after boasting about how she, as a front-line warrior, was immune to being eaten. note 
  • Hate at First Sight: Pretty much immediately came to dislike Kazuma in their first encounter; the feeling was mutual to say the least.
  • In-Series Nickname: Kazuma tends to only refer to her as "white suit" much to her irritation.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: While Claire detests Kazuma with a passion, she fell for his "Masked Chivalrous Thief" disguise, lamenting that he had chosen the path of a criminal but hopes to see him again. Subverted with Megumin, who insists that her feelings was less love than pure admiration. This causes Kazuma to swear to never reveal the truth to her, because he doesn't want to ruin her delusions. Unfortunately, she does. See Secret Keeper for details.
  • Not So Different: From Kazuma in how they both obsess over Iris.
  • Only One Name: Averted as of volume 10, originally she was only known as Claire. But in volume 10 she lets Kazuma borrow her pendant, which lets him use the name of her noble household, "Shinfornea".
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her hair covers her left eye.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: Much like Darkness, her background as a noble means she doesn't know much about how the rest of the world works.
  • Secret Keeper: Played with. After figuring out Kazuma's secret identity as the Masked Chivalrous Thief, she tries to blackmail him into staying away from Iris by threatening to out him to the public. After Kazuma points out that the revelation of the Princess's "onii-sama" being one of the nation's most wanted criminals would cause a massive political shitstorm, she opts to keep it a secret.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Not as big of an example as Aqua and Vanir, but she tends to have this dynamic with Kazuma. The two always getting into fights when they are around one another.
  • Skewed Priorities: She outright says in volume 11, that it was more important that Iris wasn't forced into an Arranged Marriage than securing the nation's funds to fend off the Demon King's army.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Her surname is sometimes translated as "Shinfornea," and other times it's given the more western-sounding "Symphonia."

Rain

A minor noble who serves as Princess Iris's personal bodyguard alongside Claire. As a knowledgeable mage who is wise to the ways of the world (at least for a noble), she also serves as the Princess's personal tutor.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: Between Claire, Iris, and Rain, Rain is the only one with an ounce of common sense, and serves as Cloudcuckoolander's Minder for the other two whenever the three of them leave the palace.
  • Body Guarding A Badass: has only been shown casting Intermediate-class magic in battle, where as Princess Iris can spam LEGENDARY-class magic. Justified since she serves an important role as Iris's teacher and helps keep her naivete in check.
  • Blue Blood: Downplayed. Rain is from a minor house of relatively low standing. She still has the trademark blonde hair and blue eyes of Belzerg nobility, though.
  • Boring, but Practical: The only advanced magic that she's been known to cast is the Teleport Spell, which allows Iris and her entourage to freely travel to and from the Royal Palace.
  • Impoverished Patrician: Strongly implied. Vanir notes that her abundance of common sense is indicative of someone who has experienced many hardships.
    • Confirmed in more recent volumes and highlighted in the Dust-spinoff. Her family has a large outstanding debt, and her embarrassing memories shown by the "friendship crystal" mostly center around her not being able to foot the bill during social outings.
  • The Non Descript: Perhaps her most outstanding quality is how much she fails to stand out. Her appearance and way she carries herself is so plain and ordinary, that even Vanir wasn't able to immediately ascertain her noble status. Rain herself admits that she often worries about her lack or presence.
  • Only One Name: The name of her house is never given.
  • Only Sane Man: Even more so than Yunyun - Rain is left flabbergasted by the general background-level of ridiculousness in Axel Town and the denizens' indifference to things like the daily explosions.

    Komekko 

Komekko

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"This kid will definitely be a great person in the future."
Voiced by: Maria Naganawa (Anime)

Megumin's younger sister, who resides with their parents at the Home of the Crimson Magic.


  • Admiring the Abomination: Her first impression upon meeting Lord Hoost was that he was "cool!" Note that Hoost is so imposing and fearsome-looking that Megumin and Yunyun both experienced Color Failure and ran away crying and screaming the first time they saw him.
  • Armor-Piercing Response: This conversation, where she compliments all but two of the adventurers in Axel:
    Megumin: All of the adventurers in this town are cool. When you get back to the village, make sure you brag about us all!
    Komekko: Except onee-san isn't very powerful.
    (Entire guild goes silent)
  • Big Eater: She can eat a lot, especially since she rarely gets to eat at the Home of the Crimson Magic.
  • Child Prodigy: She, like her sister, is implied to possess great magical power even for a Crimson Demon. She is heavily hinted to be a natural demon summoner without even meaning it.
  • Eat the Dog: She brings home Chomusuke, declaring her to be their dinner. Megumin can't bring herself to kill and eat a kitten, so she decides to keep her.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Notably she sees high level monsters and demons as either food or potential food instead of things to be afraid of. While the anime shows Megumin catching and roasting cicadas for Komekko to eat, in the light novels Megumin was disgusted by the idea, and Komekko had caught and cooked them on her own.
  • Fearless Infant: as Megumin puts it, "the newborn calf fears not the lion." Taken to Dissonant Serenity levels during the battle with the Mage-Killer infused Sylvia.
  • Femme Fatale: She styles herself as this after she used her "charm" to scam somebody into giving her food.
  • Food as Bribe: The Axel Adventurer's Guild takes advantage of her Big Eater tendencies to use her charm to galvanize the adventurers' interests in taking quests.
  • Horror Hunger: Played for laughs - it's how Megumin and Hoost come to view her Big Eater / Extreme Omnivore tendencies.
    • During a moment of panic when she thought Komekko might be in danger, Megumin had this to say:
    Megumin: No problem! My sister is the reincarnation of the god of gluttony, Ashtoreth! When she is in danger, her seal will be broken, and she will finally conquer the world with me.
  • Horrifying the Horror: can frighten high-level monsters who are capable of sensing her overwhelming desire to eat them.
  • Kill Steal: She steals the killing blow on Sylvia by pulling the trigger on the fully-charged Railgun (Fake) before Kazuma can finish delivering his Bond One-Liner. Kazuma misses out on a lot of valuable experience points as a direct result.
  • Little Miss Con Artist: Megumin taught her how to do this, good enough that she can successfully con DEMONS.
  • Odd Friendship: She forms one with a powerful Demon contracted to Wolbach named Hoost during Megumin's spinoff manga, with Hoost even offering to become her Familiar if she grows powerful enough to summon him should his contract to Wolbach ever end.
  • Wowing Cthulhu: she was able to earn Hoost's respect by solving the many puzzles and riddles making up Wolbach's seal.

    Kyouya Mitsurugi 

Kyouya Mitsurugi

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Voiced by: Kosuke Toriumi (Drama CD, JP), Takuya Eguchi (Anime, JP), Billy Kametz (Anime, EN), José Gilberto Vilchis (Anime, LA)

Another Japanese man Aqua sent to this world prior to Kazuma. A handsome, noble hero — the complete opposite of Kazuma.


  • Accidental Misnaming: Upon encountering him in the castle some time after their initial meeting, Kazuma's internal narration recalled his name as Matsuragi at first, then referred to him as Katsuragi after that. Has crossed the line to Malicious Misnaming among the fandom, who rarely refer to him by his real surname, even on official popularity contest entries.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Probably the most egregious example in the series - in the light novels he's described as having black hair and dark eyes, as you'd expect from a typical Japanese, but his anime appearance inexplicably has dusty-blonde hair and blue eyes.
  • Bishōnen: Whereas Kazuma is more generic-looking (but no less desirable for it), Kyouya is relatively the more handsome between them.
  • Butt-Monkey: Whenever his adventures intersects with Kazuma. He's generally a heroic and well-meaning fellow, with a long list of successful achievements and admirers, which makes his bumbling around Kazuma even more hilarious.
  • Chick Magnet: He is accompanied by two girls who constantly vie for his attention; one a warrior and the other a thief. Cecily considered him attractive enough to be her Meal Ticket.
  • The Chosen One: Played with. Kyouya believes Aqua chose him to save the world. In truth, not only had she forgotten him due to having sent too many Japanese to the world to even bother with their names, but she also reveals that her "summon" were just generic stock lines.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Deconstructed. Like the usual light novel/anime protagonist that he parodies, if he can, he'll try to help, needed or not. While he genuinely means well, girls who are not interested see him as a narcissistic creep. He also acts very selfishly, forcing his views onto Kazuma because he sees himself as the protagonist, so in his mind he has to be right.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: His weapon-focused skill set and swordsman character class are entirely devoted to boosting the effectiveness of Gram. Without his sword, he's nothing more than a novice adventurer with expensive armor.
  • Deconstructive Parody: He's a such a walking stereotype of the Stock Light-Novel Hero, in particular those in the isekai (Trapped in Another World) genre, Kazuma can easily predict his actions.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: His feelings towards Aqua is akin to honest devotion and unrequited affection. He constantly tries to convince her to leave Kazuma and showers her with various gifts from time to time. His unwanted attempts creep out Aqua even further, and she ultimately wants nothing to do with him. He finds it difficult to accept that Kazuma is Aqua's heroic champion, and Kyouya defeating the Demon Lord before Kazuma does threatens her chance to return home.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: His tendency to do this creeps out Aqua, Megumin, and Darkness. It disgusts Kazuma as well, since he knows their true personalities, and finds Kyouya insufferable to believe he's victimizing or taking advantage of them.
  • Expy: He's wearing equipment that makes him look like Roto/Erdrick of Dragon Quest. It's very likely deliberate on his part.
    • However, if you've ever read The Rising of the Shield Hero or Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest, you'll find a deeper connection with Motoyasu and Kouki Amanogawa, respectively, as their series came out some time after Konosuba was already a good way into its original run. While these characters are also parodies of generic hero-type characters, they actually take it a step further, as while Kyouya is overall a good person if a bit unable to read the atmosphere, the former two actually take said concept way further and their actions as a result of both their moral code and inability to pay attention to the circumstances actually cause serious problems to the point that it wouldn't be surprising for many readers to consider them to not even be heroes at all, with Motoyasu even acting as a secondary antagonist despite being one of the aforementioned heroes of his series.
  • Foil: He is the complete opposite of Kazuma — a handsome, naive, and idealistic hero who lives and breathes fantasy tropes and is having an easier time with his "cheat item".
  • Glass Cannon: With his Gram, he can single-handedly tackle high-level monsters like dragons. Without his Gram, Kyouya is a complete nobody who is knocked out by a tap on his head.
  • Graceful Loser: Downplayed. While he accepts that Kazuma won their duel and sticks up for him during the trial, he's not too happy about losing Gram, his only means of surviving in this world.
  • Hero of Another Story: He was sent to the fantasy world before Kazuma, successfully adventuring and gaining fame for an unspecified amount of time. He's slain powerful monsters and acquired a loyal harem in the process. Unfortunately for him, he mistakenly believes that he is hero of the story, which leads him to Pride Before a Fall after provoking Kazuma.
  • Hidden Depths: In Dust's spin-off, it's implied that he's under a lot of stress being a Chick Magnet with a very belligerent Battle Harem, and that he drinks himself to sleep to avoid potential encounters with them.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He gets knocked out with his own sword after Kazuma uses Steal on it.
  • Honor Before Reason: In contrast to Kazuma's Combat Pragmatist.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Whenever he and Aqua meet, he's trying to garner her romantic favor and steal her away from Kazuma, whom he thinks is abusing her. The best result he can hope for on such occasions is indifference.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He reveres Aqua as a wise goddess who personally chose him as her champion. He couldn't be any more wrong.
  • Infinity +1 Sword: The Cursed Sword - Gram, the "cheat item" he chose as his reincarnation perk. It's powerful enough to slay a dragon in a single slash. Kyouya used it to complete quests far, far beyond what he's normally capable of, skyrocketing his levels and becoming a famous hero of this world.
  • Legendary Weapon: Gram is well known for its One-Hit Kill abilities and was created by the gods to save the world.
  • Loving a Shadow: He's hopelessly head over heels in love with the delusion of what he perceives Aqua as, and is always trying to garner her romantic favor. In reality, not only is she absolutely nothing like his interpretation, but she can't even be bothered to remember who he is, and that's on a good day.
  • Loyal Phlebotinum: Gram only works when Kyouya wields it.
  • Nice Guy: His first encounter with Kazuma aside, Kyouya is honestly a good person and wants to help others. His Chronic Hero Syndrome and being overcome by The Dulcinea Effect are what made him seem like an arrogant jerk. While Kazuma continues to see him as an annoying, Kyouya views his counterpart as a Worthy Opponent and will happily lend support if he can.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
    • By bending open Aqua's safety cage, her 300,000-Eris quest reward for the lake purification was cut to a mere 100,000. Naturally, Aqua is not too happy about it and punches him with God Blow before demanding compensation.
    • He deserves some of the blame for the example displayed on Kazuma's entry too. While taking and selling Gram was a scummy move on Kazuma's part and put the town in danger, Kyouya did pick a fight with him to force him into turning Aqua over to him.
  • Pet the Dog: During Kazuma's trial, Mitsurugi actually tries to stick up for him, though his two female allies weren't as merciful.
    • He also makes sure to warn Kazuma that the Demon King is wary of Aqua's presence in the world (though he apparently doesn't know the specifics). Which is pretty nice of the guy since prior to that he wanted to get Aqua away from Kazuma, and now he is entrusting him with her safety.
  • Stock Light-Novel Hero: Unlike Kazuma, Kyouya is this character stereotype taken to the extreme.
  • Super Strength: He's so strong he can bend iron with his hands. Its an enchantment granted to him by Gram.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: While he's at a very high level wearing all magical equipment, he relies completely on Gram, so once he's deprived of it, he's a complete pushover.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: After Kyouya tried and failed to duel Kazuma to get Aqua to leave his group, losing Gram in the process, he begs Kazuma to return Gram to him in exchange for another weapon. Aqua in complete fury, gives him a verbal trashing:
    Aqua: Using me as a prize without my permission, and asking for your sword back by offering to buy a new sword in exchange, there's no way this deal would work! Or do you think my worth is equal to the most expensive sword in a shop? Insolent fool, insolent! I am a goddess after all. To use me as a betting chip, what the hell were you thinking? I don't want to see your face ever again. Shoo. Hurry up, scram!

    Loli Succubus 

Loli Succubus

Voiced by: Nanami Yamashita (Anime, JP), Kira Buckland (Anime, EN)

A rookie succubus who takes the form of a young girl. After nearly getting exorcised at Kazuma's house, she frequently gets roped into Dust or Vanir's shenanigans.


  • Mind Rape: The other application of combining the Sleep Spell with her Dream Weaver abilities. Dust has her use her powers on a would-be rapist to make him experience being assaulted by Female Orcs.
  • Older Than She Looks: She may be young for a succubus, but she's stated to be considerably older than the rest of the human cast.
  • Nice Girl: Surprisingly, (or perhaps unsurprisingly, given the setting) kind-hearted and naive for a succubus who weaves erotic dreams for a living and feeds off of humans to survive. She becomes fast friends with Yunyun and Lynn, which also makes her the first succubus from the cafe to have human friends outside of their clientele.
  • No Name Given: Justified. Lesser demons and devils carefully guard their true names so mortals can't rope them into unwanted contracts.
  • (Deadly) Nosebleed: Upon glimpsing "nudes" of Vanir, she experienced one potent enough to deplete one of her Video-Game Lives.
  • Support Party Member: Succubi might be poor fighters on their own, but their ability to cast debilitating spells such as Sleep, Charm, and Paralyze makes Loli Succubus a useful addition to Dust's party.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Dust teaches her to do this in order to exploit people falling under The Dulcinea Effect.

    Luna 

Luna

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Voiced by: Sayuri Hara (Anime, JP), Erika Harlacher (Anime, EN), Analis Sánchez (Anime, LA)

The head waitress and receptionist at the Axel Adventurers' Guild.


  • Bearer of Bad News: She tends to become this for Kazuma and Aqua when completing a quest.
  • Berserk Button: Bringing up her Christmas Cake status.
  • Christmas Cake: In Kazuma's new world, fourteen is the minimum marriageable age due to the short life expectancy. Luna is about twenty years old, and she's very concerned that she's still single, mostly due to having to handle all the troublesome adventurers at the guild and having to work overtime, which takes a toll on her romantic prospects.
  • Cleavage Window: Her clothing sports a fairly large one.
  • Cool Big Sis: She tries to act as such for adventurers and her coworkers.
  • Gainaxing: She is a major source of it in the series.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Really doesn't like hearing about her coworkers in other towns getting married.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Starts to show this side of her in volume 11, blatantly manipulating the adventurers into taking the quests that no one has picked as well as exploiting certain characters' weaknesses (i.e. Komekko's love of food or Kazuma's perverseness) so that they do what she wants.
  • Mission Control: When a city-wide disaster occurs, she utilizes an announcement system to rely information and instructions.
  • Ms. Fanservice: The anime loves to show her impressive chest from various angles.
  • Odd Friendship: Is on good terms with Vanir despite him previously being a member of the Demon King's army and a Devil.
  • Quest Giver: Her main duty is to manage the requests board and alert adventurers to emergency quests.
  • Shoot the Messenger: A heavily downplayed example, but the fact that she keeps giving Aqua bad news has led to her becoming the target of abuse from the goddess.
  • Woman Scorned: Puts out a bounty on Vanir after he pulls his usual routine on her to get some negative emotions to eat.
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    Sylphina 

Sylphina

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Darkness's maternal cousin, whom she helped raise after both of their mothers died. Suffers from the rare Colorin disease.


  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: Her mother died when she was very young.
  • Ill Girl: Her mother's maternal bloodline was renowned for its poor immune systems. Luckily, Darkness didn't inherit it. Less fortunately, poor Sylphina did.
  • Parental Substitute: Darkness helped raise her after her mother died.
  • Playing House: With her being the stay-at-home mother, Megumin being the great heroic adventurer/master of explosion magic/father, and Kazuma being the son who would rather become a merchant and get rich than follow in his father's footsteps.

    Wiz 

Wiz

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Voiced by: Saori Hayami (Drama CD), Yui Horie (Anime, JP), Brianna Knickerbocker (Anime, EN), Jessica Ángeles (Anime, LA)

A lich and a semi-retired general from the Demon Lord's armies, discovered by the party while on a quest to stop a zombie maker monster. She actually defies all the known lich conventions by not only appearing human, but actually helping send the ghosts in that graveyard to their proper final destinations because the human priests who ran the cemetery couldn't be bothered to deal with the poor people's section. When she's not soothing souls, she runs a struggling magic items shop in Axel.


  • Apologizes a Lot: Wiz tends to be very meek and polite.
  • Artifact of Death: Her shop specializes in selling cursed items. Because no sane adventurer would purchase something guaranteed to kill them, she rarely makes profitable sales.
  • Attractiveness Isolation: Everyone will readily admit Wiz is incredibly attractive and has an adorable personality. She's single partly because men are intimidate by her good looks and high level. The other half of the equation is that she's regarded as a "treasure" by all the single men in Axel and there an unspoken agreement she's off limits for them to fantasize from afar.
  • Attractive Zombie: Well, Attractive Lich.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: She is considered a being that defies the rules of the gods by becoming a lich, but is naturally a good person.
  • Batman Gambit: One of the possible reasons why she was allowed to "semi-retire" from the Demon King's army. The Demon King's castle can only be attacked if all of the generals maintaining its protective barrier are killed. So, he recruits one person who is good-aligned, and allows them to be as helpful as possible, as long as they do not interfere with his schemes. Not only does he take a powerful adventurer out of the way, but he ensures that nobody can attack him without murdering Wiz.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: With her polite, kind demeanor and status as the Chew Toy, it's rather easy to forget that she was once a powerful adventurer, is currently a high-ranking general of the Demon Lord, and is one of the most powerful characters in the series. As Hans can personally attest to, she can be quite frightening when you go past the line she has drawn against civilian casualties. When she gets angry, even Aqua is terrified of her.
    • In her backstory, her one-woman assault on the Demon King's castle after becoming a Lich quickly turned into a Mook Horror Show - in addition to cutting a bloody swath through the entire garrison, she managed to one-shot Hans with Cursed Ice Prison, off-handedly knocked out Sylvia using Drain Touch, and proceeded to pummel Beldia into submission even after he agreed to lift the death curse he had placed on her party members.
  • Big Eater: While she tries to act modest, she'll quickly give in to her hunger and wolf down enough food to serve multiple people. This is because she's so poor she usually subsides on sugar water and goes on for days/weeks without solid food.
  • The Chew Toy: She is a frequent target of Aqua's attempts at exorcism, even though she has done nothing evil, simply because she's a lich.
    • Her utter incompetence at running a shop has seen her at the receiving end of multiple Vanir-style Death Rays.
  • Christmas Cake: Back when during her adventuring days, she was desperate to find romance before she grew too old. Volume 13 has a story arc focusing on Wiz's romantic life, or rather lack thereof, and how she desperately desires true love.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite being a lich, she is pretty much one of the kindest beings in the series.
  • Deal with the Devil: In her final encounter with Vanir, she attempts to strike one of these: In return for her soul, he would remove Verdia's Premonition of Death on her companions. Since she just sacrificed most of her lifespan, her soul is useless, and he refuses. He makes a counter-offer: he would teach her how to become a lich, giving her enough power to force Verdia to remove the curse, and in return, they have to work together to achieve his goal of making a dungeon.
  • The Dreaded: Even the Demon Lord's elites do their best to stay out of her way.
  • An Entrepreneur Is You: Runs a magic items shop in town.
  • A Fool and His New Money Are Soon Parted: After Vanir makes a decent fortune selling the Intellectual Property he bought from Kazuma, she immediately uses it to buy a pile of manatite crystals that would be impossible to turn around for a profit.
  • Gag Boobs: In the anime, her large breasts are often seen bouncing or played with in a silly manner in the background.
  • Hello, Nurse!: The adventurers in Axel remember her for two reasons: for being a powerful arch-mage and former adventurer, and for being very well-endowed. Some of the male adventurers mention coming to her shop just to Eat The Eye Candy.
  • Hot-Blooded: Ironically considering she used to be known as an "Ice Witch", before becoming a Lich. She was pretty active hunting down Demon King army elites, and particularly against Vanir she got really heated.
  • An Ice Person: During her adventuring days prior to becoming a lich, she excelled at and specialized in ice element magic. Such was her mastery she was known throughout the continent as the "Ice Witch". When truly enraged she emits a freezing aura while casting cold themed spells.
  • Immortality Begins at 20: She became a lich when she was twenty years old. Therefore, she's twenty. You're not allowed to ask any more questions.
  • Incompetence, Inc.: She makes business selling incredibly high-level, expensive, and situationally useful magic itemsnote  in a town populated mostly with low-level adventurers. Vanir can only marvel at how easily she loses money. Her taking business advice from Aqua certainly doesn't help.
  • Kryptonite Factor: All of Aqua's abilities, including her water spells, are infused with the holy element. As a result she can kill undead with something as insignificant as tears. Wiz is unable to accompany Kazuma's party on his adventures, even when it would be beneficial for everyone involved, because Aqua's collateral holy effect could destroy her.
  • Level-Locked Loot: One reason her shop can't sell things, is because some merchandise is too high level or absurdly expensive. Axel is a town of first level adventurers, so she should be selling more Starter Equipment.
  • Mana Burn: Suffers from it when trying to drain or use magic points taken from Aqua.
  • Mundane Utility: She summons an army of ghosts to snoop on someone she thinks has a crush on her.
  • Mysterious Past: Her past is never fully revealed, is mentioned only in bits and pieces, and even stuff that she doesn't directly say, but her body language hints that it has a far deeper meaning than it appears. Subverted as of the Vanir spin-off, though it mostly just goes into detail on how she and Vanir met, and how she became a Lich in the first place.
  • Near-Death Experience: Or Near-Exorcism Experience, rather. She dreams of being at the banks of a river with Beldia and her former companions waving across at her.
  • Neutral No Longer: Though this is on an individual basis when one of her fellow generals attacks civilians.
  • Nice Girl: Despite her species and past line of work, Wiz is one of the sweetest, most compassionate people in the series.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Barring assault with enchanted or holy weapons, liches can't be harmed by physical attacks. Liches can deal with mundane threats by simply eating all their attacks and using Drain Touch to suck out all their health. After learning this, Kazuma is very glad she's on their side.
  • Noble Demon: Even the "demon" part is pushing it.
  • Noodle Incident: How she turned from one of the greatest adventurers in the world to a servant of the same Demon Lord she once tried to hunt down remains a mystery. In a more specific case, little is known as to how she became acquainted with Vanir, other than a vague mention of them being friends and him being one who does not die easily, implying they may have met when Wiz was still an adventurer.
    • Though later on Vanir's Consultation Spin-Off shows how they first met and how she became a lich in the first place.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: In the novels, Kazuma is unconscious (due to her using Drain Touch on him) while she beats the tar out of Hans. Averted in the Anime.
  • Onee-sama: Acts like one to Kazama's party.
  • One-Woman Army: After becoming a lich, she single-handedly assaulted the Demon King's castle, ripped a hole in the barrier with a single spell, and effortlessly defeated three of the Demon King's generals.
  • Our Liches Are Different: She's unique among her kind for appearing as a beautiful woman instead of the traditional robed skeletons.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her right eye is often covered by her hair.
  • Perpetual Poverty: Her shop is barely getting by, and is only still existing due to the support of the adventurers in Axel. It's later revealed that she blows much of her earnings on weird items that no one in their right mind would purchase, and upon Vanir effectively taking over operations, it's finally making a profit again, at least until she wastes it all on a poorly thought out business plan. The situation is so bad that she often goes days without food, though as a lich, this isn't too much of an issue.
  • Power at a Price: In her past, after her two teammates were cursed by Beldia, she used a forbidden magic item to greatly amplify her magic at the cost of her lifespan. In the end, Vanir ended up teaching her how to become a lich, an undead who has a limitless lifespan.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: She was one of the Demon Lord's generals, but is not actively antagonistic to anyone (not anymore now that she's semi-retired).
  • Red Baron: The Ice Witch. Also the (self-proclaimed) No Life King.
  • Retired Badass: Used to be a powerhouse even before becoming a lich and a general of the Demon Lord, but nowadays she mostly sticks around to managing her shop.
  • Revive Kills Zombie: She's even allergic to Aqua's tears.
  • Story-Breaker Power: She only appears in slice-of-life moments whenever Kazuma's party visits her shop to stock up for their next big adventure, yet she is shown to be an incredibly powerful Arch-Wizard prior to becoming a lich, even knowing a version of Explosion that is just as powerful but not as taxing as Megumin's. Vanir's side story reveals just how powerful she was back in her adventuring days: she was powerful enough to effortlessly defeat Beldia, Hans and Sylvia all by herself. And that was only when she was a beginner Lich, since then she has apparently developed even more offensive magic to use.
    • While her level is never mentioned, it was hinted at in the web novel to be significantly over Level 80. In comparison, the highest level member of Kazuma's group is Megumin in her 40's.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: She can also use Explosion, but unlike Megumin, she has mastered the Required Secondary Powers as well.
  • Stupid Sacrifice: Discussed: She would gladly let herself be destroyed or purified to defeat the Demon King and bring peace to the world, if it came to that. However, a being as powerful as Aqua (or a spell as powerful as Megumin's Explosion) could easily break through the Demon King's barrier even if two or three generals remain upholding it.
    • She lets Aqua do it in Volume 15, but Aqua is unable to go through with it
  • Token Evil Teammate: Very much downplayed, but even if she's a kind and heroic person, she's still a lich and a nominal member of the Demon Lord's forces.
  • Token Good Teammate: Though now retired, apparently she used to be this relative to the Demon Lord's other generals.
  • Touch of Death: Her ability Drain Touch can do this or transfer mana and hp to others.
  • Vampiric Draining: Drain touch, the Signature Move of liches.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Throughout the Alcanretia story arc, her close proximity and constant exposure to Aqua's divine aura kept her in a weakened state, as a result she was not at full power when she fought Hans.
  • Worthy Opponent: She's the first human that Vanir ever recognized by name.
  • Would Not Shoot a Civilian: She's supposed to stay neutral towards other members of the Demon Lord's army unless they break this rule.

    Yunyun 

Yunyun

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Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa (Drama CD), Aki Toyosaki (Anime), Kayli Mills (Anime, EN), Alondra Hidalgo (Anime, LA)

Megumin's former classmate and self-proclaimed rival who feels that she just isn't worthy to run the clan until she beats Megumin in a contest, any contest.


  • Adorkable: Especially when she's challenging Megumin.
  • Always Second Best: She gained her Competition Freak attitude toward Megumin because the latter would always score the highest on tests.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: She is rather fond of Kazuma because he doesn't give her grief about her name, and actually treats her decently without ulterior motives.
  • Broken Pedestal: Downplayed: She used to believe that Megumin was The Ace, because she could beat her at just about any competition they could imagine and always scored the highest on tests. Her opinion of Megumin plummets after she discovers that Megumin is dedicated to learning Explosion magic and only Explosion magic.
  • By the Lights of Their Eyes: The Crimson Magic Clan are named after their deep red eyes, which radiate in varying intensity to the person's emotion state. In the dark they give off an "eye shine" that can be seen without a light source.
  • The Chew Toy: Megumin constantly makes a fool out of her during their "contests", and she gets treated as the village oddball due to refusing to indulge in her race's chuunibyou delusions. We see this in the fullest in the Megumin spinoff showing her past in the magic academy. A minor Running Gag in the anime's second season (during the party's visit to Alcanretia) has her trying to show off to Megumin in front of Kazuma's mansion, before realizing nobody is present.
  • Children Are Innocent: Goes with being a Nice Girl and Shrinking Violet.
  • Cry Cute: Very frequently crying, mostly due to Megumin in some way or another. Can't blame the girl in that regard.
  • Cuteness Proximity: She really doesn't like it when Megumin kills cute game like the Onion Duck for food.
  • The Cutie: Unlike the snappy and aggressive Megumin, Yunyun is meek, hapless (especially towards Megumin's bullying) and innocent.
  • Disintegrator Ray: Low level enemies struck by Light of Saber are subject to No Body Left Behind.
  • Do You Want to Copulate?: To Kazuma. She outright begs Kazuma to get her pregnant in the epilogue of volume 4. To say that Kazuma's entire party is shocked would be a major understatement. Though this is revealed to be a joke played by one of her former classmates in Volume 5.
  • Embarrassing First Name: She despises the name Yunyun because it doesn't sound normal to her.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: She gains two, "The One With Azure Lightning On Her Back" and "Crackling Thunder" when she finally gains the approval of the Crimson Mages.
    • Megumin in particular deems her the "Number 1 loner of the Crimson Magic Clan", it isn't well received to say the least.
  • Friendless Background: Depressingly so. Even animals and plants avoided her.
  • Gag Boobs: For a thirteen-year-old, Yunyun is already pretty stacked, much to the ire of her peer Megumin. Among the first things the latter does to her when they meet again in the OVA is to angrily slap her boobs.
  • Heir to the Dojo: Heir to be clan chief, actually, but the terms are mostly the same.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: According to the prequel "Gifting the Wonderful World With Explosions," this is Yunyun's biggest motivation in life. She's so desperate that she is perfectly willing to even become friends with non-humans. Like plants. Unfortunately, this makes her a constant target for less-than-savory people looking to take advantage of her. However, even she is not desperate enough to become friends with Dust.
    Megumin: I used to think that Yunyun is an odd child who cannot fit into society, and will be easily tricked by a bad guy who pretends to be her friend.
  • Lady Not-Appearing-in-This-Game: Is featured in the anime season 1 opening but never showed up. It is subverted as she does appear in the ova which also uses that opening but chronologically it takes place somewhere in the middle of season 2.
  • Light 'em Up: Her signature high-tier attack magic is Light of Saber, a destructive spell that allows her to unleash a combination of Blasting Time, Beam Spam, and Hand Blast. The anime portrays it having Shock and Awe properties as well.
  • Lonely at the Top: The other adventurers see her as The Ace for rescuing them a lot and clearing many quests by herself. Unfortunately, this also causes them to believe that they're too weak to form a party with her, or that she's a lone wolf who doesn't like adventuring parties.
  • Master of None: During Megumin's spinoff, Yunyun had to spend her skill points on Intermediate Magic because she was shy a few points from advanced magic and because she, Megumin, and Komekko were surrounded by a horde of monsters. This allows to her at least fight back, though none of the spells are that threatening against higher level foes like Anis and Hoost. Fortunately, she grinds enough levels to learn Advanced Magic by Volume 3 of the main series.
  • Odd Friendship:
  • Ojou: Subverted. Her father is the clan chief, but she doesn't act as such nor does she get the typical benefits: She doesn't get a Girl Posse, she has to work to take "friends" to lunch, and through no fault of her own she was thrown out of her clan's social security program, making her actually economically disadvantaged.
  • Only Sane Man: Among the Crimson Mage Clan, she finds their compulsion to act in a chunni way embarrassing.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted. Yunyun has red eyes, but she is nowhere near menacing.
    • Deconstructed and played for laughs in the Explosions! spin-off. Because a Crimson Clan member's eyes glow when they become excited, Yunyun managed to scare off every prospective rookie adventurer who wanted to join her party due to them believing it was this trope.
  • The Rival: To Megumin.
  • Shipper on Deck: After overhearing Darkness's preferences for men, she immediately thinks that Dust fits the bill. Chapter 4 of Dust's Spin-Off novel focuses on this. It doesn't help either of them that she Thinks Like a Romance Novel.
  • Shrinking Violet: She's incredibly shy and has difficulty talking to strangers.
  • Thicker Than Water: She's perfectly willing to act in a chuuni way if it means she can assist her fellow Crimson Mages in battle.
  • Tsundere: Parodied: she denies wanting to be friends with her "rival" Megumin, but it's perfectly clear to everyone that she does, and she admits that she admires Megumin's forward and brave attitude when she thinks the latter is asleep. It goes both ways.
  • Unknown Rival: Subverted. Megumin pretends initially to not even know who Yunyun is and consistently acts like her challenges are no big deal, but in truth Megumin is deeply invested in their rivalry and will go to great lengths to win.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Though she won't admit being friends with her, she and Megumin act like this a lot.
  • Younger Than They Look: She looks way more developed than her thirteen years of age, especially compared to Megumin, as Kazuma lampshades. Subverted in the original web novel, where she's actually 17 and looks her age.
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: When she finally acts chuuni just once in front of the Crimson Mages, they stop treating her like the village oddball and became the most popular person in the village. Unfortunately, they gave her really embarrassing nicknames to which she begs for them to stop.

    Zesta 

Zesta

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A high ranking archpriest of the Axis Cult and the leader of the cultists in Alcanretia.



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