- Abusive Precursors: Averted, at least according to Brilith. There was another human race before the current one, one that was powerful enough to threaten gods and nastikas - hence why the two races joined forces to extinguish them. However, according to Brilith, the original humans were wise enough to not use their powers for evil, not like, as she points out, some of the nastikas themselves. Frankly, given what the narratives paints as the general rule of suras, it's no wonder she's so bitter about the whole thing.
- The Alliance: The six cities have one of sorts, sending help to one another when there are sura attacks and generally keeping constant communication.
- Always Chaotic Evil: Most humans believe suras are this; of course, the truth is more complicated. It's important to note, however, that humans have been the suras' punching bags for millions if not billions of years, and thus this view of them is not entirelly unwarranted.
- Always Lawful Good: On the other hand, gods are seen this way, even if they're actually only a bit better. Even characters that are able to point out how gods and suras aren't all that much apart on the morality spectrum can't do much but obey to gods, as everyone else sees them this way.
- Categorism as a Phobia: The prejudice against halfs reeks of this. It only ever started after the emotional ressonance led to them going berserk during the Cataclysm.
- Curtains Match the Window: Almost all purebloods have matching hair and eyes.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Fiendish magic. Just as divine magic harnesses the power of a god, fiendish magic borrowed the power of a nastika. It was so dangerous that mistakes could entail on the death of not only the user's enemies but also their allies and the very one who used the spell. Humans gave up on it around a thousand years ago, something that did not sit well with a few suras.
- Easy Road to Hell: Human society has this mentality, which is discussed in season three. It's eventually revealed that sins such as "blasphemy" aren't really sins; when discussing the matter, Eline and Laila notice that using the fear of going to hell because of your sins (especially blasphemy) is a way for the gods to control humans, not unlike how adults scare children into behaving with the boogeyman.
- Elemental Nation: Slightly so. It's possible to give a loose characterization to each city based on the elements of the barriers that protect them. Atera is the "City of Fire", all in pink and red, just north of the equator; Rindhallow is the "City of Death and Darkness", the coldest of the six cities in Willarv and also the one with the biggest reputation for sura-killing. Eloth, the City of Light and Creation, is a beautiful metropolis and the center of the magic world. Mistyshore, the City of Water, is the city by the sea and where one goes to visit the water channels. Kalibloom is the City of Earth and Chaos, all in high mountains and with a black sky where stars cannot be seen (and also the place where most Taraka attacks happen in season three). Finally, Aeroplateau is a flying city that harbors the Temples of Air and Sky. However, magic isn't limited to said elements and the citizens don't really fit a single archetype.
- Fantastic Racism: Halfs have been victims of this since N0.
- Grim Up North: Rindhallow, the coldest of the six cities, is in the northern pole of Willarv and has a dark reputation among suras. It also bears the cutesy name of "City of Death and Darkness".
- Half-Human Hybrid: Halfs are half sura. However, most halfs come from other halfs rather than having a sura parent.
- Little Bit Beastly: Halfs retain traits of their sura heritage. This actually allows sura to masquerade as them when entering cities.
- The Magocracy: Magicians are the highest social group among humans; pretty much every single ruling or somehow influent position a human can hold in Willarv has something to do with magic.
- Older Than They Look: Quarters age at 1/2 the rate purebloods do. Halfs age at 1/4.
- Puny Earthlings: A number of sura and gods consider humans to be lesser beings, if not irrelevant ants.
- The Theocracy: In a way, yes, and even more so in places where gods are summoned. Priests and priestesses generally are at the very top of the social hierarchy and have as much authority as real-world rulers. It's even said in-universe that what a god says immediately becomes akin to law. Interestingly, things were changing after the Cataclysm; however, as gods began to reappear in the human realm, things went back to how they were, something a few characters actually lament.
- Turbulent Priest: Soooooo very averted. Human society is guided by godly will; the years following the Cataclysm were the exception, not the rule. Priests occupy top spots of the social pyramid, and, as they are the ones that most commonly manage to summon, they are very unlikely to disagree with their gods. Laila never openly defied Chandra and only ever showed her disgust for his actions in private, and he considers her to be exceptionally disrespectful.
Kubera Leez/Leez Haias
Pureblood, Birth Attributes: Kubera-Kubera-Kubera
The heroine of the story, the "Human with the God's Name" that the sura are searching for. She's a bit empty-headed, but good-natured and friendly. Her overriding goal is to exact revenge on the sura who destroyed her village.
- Alternate Identity Amnesia: Cannot remember anything from the times when her "friend" takes over her body.
- Art Shift: Her character design changes dramatically (and permanently) when she realizes Asha was just using her. Particularly noticeable because it happens instantaneously, between one panel and the next.
- Attack Reflector: The Golden Knight lets her reflect transcendental attacks back at their user, although it costs her vigor proportional to the power of the attack.
- Audience Surrogate: Initially, Leez knew very little about sura and magic, so having things explained to her was a way to have them explained to the audience.
- Auto-Revive: One of the powers she gets from the Golden Knight, though it drains all her vigor when it goes off.
- Badass on Paper: She's incredibly strong, is in possession of two insanely powerful magical artifacts, and has even learned physical augmentation magic, but is still consistently overmatched by all the godlike beings in the story, and is also suppressing herself quite a lot emotionally.
- She grows into a proper badass as time goes on. According to Mirha's observations, with the Golden Knight and the Sword of Return she's the strongest human fighter on the planet, outside of Kasak (who can turn into a giant dragon).
- Bad Dreams: After the battle with God Kubera and Asha's revelation of what Leez really means to her and what Asha did to her father, Leez frequently has dreams about the both of them and how they betrayed her, causing her to wake up screaming and in cold sweat.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Why she gives Ran the Neutral Bow, despite how badly she wanted it at first. As she puts it, the kind words he said while sticking up for her against Asha were worth far more than anything she could get for the bow.
- Big Eater: Food is never far from Leez's mind. In fact, it's often the first thing she thinks of in new places: eating the local specialties (in copious amounts).
- Becomes Harsher in Hindsight when it's revealed that she eats so much as a way of coping with stress.
- Big Sister Instinct: To Yuta, partially due to the fact that she doesn't know that he's actually much older and stronger than her. Not any more after his development into third stage.
- A Birthday, Not a Break: Her 16th birthday was the start of it all. More recently, she spent seven years in the sura realm, which pretty much means seven birthdays focused on survival and likely nothing more.
- Book Dumb: Although she's not so much dumb as she is simply ignorant of the world around her, due to never being able to leave her village or go to school.
- Break the Cutie: Her village's destruction broke her. After Asha reveals she was just using her and only spared her life because of her father, she breaks even more.
- Broken Bird: After the destruction of her village, although she hides it well. After it becomes clear that Asha was using her, she no longer bothers to hide it.
- Broken Pedestal: While she was quite pious originally, seven years in the sura realm lead her to see gods as bullies. The true reason behind this change were not completely explained yet. On a more personal note, it seems she no longer holds Mister in the same high regard as she did before, just like he predicted. She even calls him incompetent when they meet in Konchez.
- Butter Face: Although she's drawn much the same as everyone else, it's made clear by everyone's reactions that she's actually kinda ugly. Every once in a while she's drawn "realistically," and turns into a gonk. On the other hand, it's made clear that when she's a few years older...
- The Call Knows Where You Live: And it's willing to nuke it out of existence.
- Character Development: From Idiot Hero to Extreme Doormat to a rare heroic version of Became Their Own Antithesis.
- The Chew Toy: A rather sad example. Everything she's known and loved has been destroyed, and her primary protector, Asha, doesn't show the least bit of respect for her. She knows at some level that Asha is not trustworthy, but she's so desperate to avoid being abandoned that she keeps playing the ditz act and suffers whatever criticism comes her way. To top it off, seven years spent in the sura realm meant she ended up being the target of several powerful suras.
- Clingy Costume: The Hide of Bondage, after being modified with Yuta's scarf, is this. She can take it off, but if she gets more than a few feet away from it, it will reach out and grab her.
- Clingy MacGuffin: She has a tendency to collect these. She can't remove the Golden Knight without cutting off her arm, she can't get rid of the modified Hide of Bondage, and while she technically can leave the Sword of Return behind, doing so would just mean she'd be stuck with all its disadvantages and none of its advantages.
- Conveniently an Orphan: In-universe, in a way. Leez can only accept Asha's Call to Adventure because she lost her family and village - however, it can be argued that reasons she's this are all linked to Asha one way or another. It was Asha the one who murdered Rao, and although she wasn't responsible for it, she's very much connected to the reason behind the red sky attacks. Leez being an orphan meant that Asha could toss her around whatever way she wanted, because not only Leez did not have anyone to defend her (at least until Ran showed up), but she wouldn't defend herself out of fear of abandonment. Her lack of family or other connections also meant she was easy prey to whoever wished to use her, such as Claude suggesting Yuta be allowed to devoure her as many times he wanted because of the Golden Knight - which wouldn't be possible if her parents were around to defend her, as she wouldn't even be there in the first place. Yes, Leez being orphaned was very convenient to everyone - except Leez herself.
- Cry into Chest: When she meets Yuta after the battle at Aeroplateau and Rindhallow, she winds up crying into his chest.
- Cute Bruiser: She packs a very surprising wallop, even though she's not the smallest girl you'll meet. Just ask the two gods she surprised when she hit out at them in passing, as it actually hurt.
- Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: What she hopes is the case, as she would rather her father be unable to reach her than dead.
- Dangerous 16th Birthday: Her village is destroyed the day she turns 16.
- Deconstructed Character Archetype: During the later half of season two she becomes a deconstruction of a typical shoujo romance heroine. Her original headstrong Lad-ette personality slowly becomes replaced by a standardized Extreme Doormat - because a chain of tragedies and escalating emotional abuse from the person she trusted the most robbed her of all self-confidence and left her an emotional wreck. She eventually Takes A Level In Badass and recovers her sense of self again, but its clear the old Leez no longer exists.
- Despair Event Horizon:Seems to have crossed it as of the "Your Justice and Mine" arc.
- Determinator: Tells Asha "If it's not possible, I'll make it possible."
- Disappeared Dad: While the full situation is unknown, she has never met her father. She hopes he's alive, but their aren't indications otherwise. As it turns out, Rao is actually dead, killed by none other than Asha herself.
- Does Not Know His Own Strength: Played with. She doesn't know the full extent of what she can do, as she's still learning and has been kept very much in the dark. But, she knows she can cause havoc if she's not careful, so panics if she accidentally lets loose without thinking. This is often played for humor... but, not always. Both God Kubera and Agni note that she could accidentally kill a human in one hit if she wasn't careful. Fortunately, she eventually gets a Power Limiter.
- Doomed Hometown: This is what kicks her whole journey off.
- Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Gets these more and more often as she graduates from simply hiding the amount of grief shes carrying to becoming a full on Stepford Smiler.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Asha treats Yuta with a fair amount of respect from the start and gradually begins to treat Ran as an equal as time goes on. Unfortunately, her treatment of Leez only gets worse..
- Fangirl: Mildly, for Kasak. She expresses an interest in meeting him, as the famous sole dragon Half, and after she does, she then wants the chance to see his dragon form. Considering they go on to be Fire-Forged Friends, she becomes something of an Ascended Fangirl.
- Fantastic Racism: She doesn't have much of an opinion on sura, except extreme hatred for Garuda clan Rakshasa like the one that destroyed her village. After seeing the memories she recovered from her implied summoning of a god from when she was five years old, Yuta says Maruna's attack was not the only reason for her to hate the Garuda clan so much.
- Fire-Forged Friends: She admits that they can't quite be called close, but spending seven years in the sura realm with Kasak—the only other human—has made them better friends.
- Foil: To Ananta. See his entry.
- To Shakuntala as well. See her entry.
- Future Badass: If the various Insights of either "Mister", Agni or Taraka are anything to go by.
- Generic Cuteness: Explicitly invoked. The author includes an out-of-character note from their Author Avatar that the usual cute-ish image we see of Leez is just the author self-indulgently making her lead character look more beautiful than she really is, and that she's actually somewhat ugly. ('Butterface' is the specific term used.)
- Genius Ditz: Despite never being able to go to school, she is very perspective, intuitive, and has excellent recall. She can remember conversations word-for-word.
- Genki Girl: She's very cheerful, energetic, will share her fleeting impressions on most things to anybody in earshot, is quick to hug and is quite loud and appreciative. She appears to be deliberately playing this up due to her fear of abandonment.
- Grand Theft Me: By someone who "wishes her happiness, more than anyone else in the world." Who's revealed to be her own self from N23, with Kali's help.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: After returning from the sura realm, Leez decides to go public with being Rao Leez's daughter. Problem is, most people refuse to believe her, and think she's a fraud despite the fact that she is, you know, his spitting image. They think she went through some kind of sura modification process to look like him. Thus, her reputation is not quite the best. Teo is aware of this, but tries to downplay it as much as possible, as they can't risk losing her support.
- Hidden Depths: Very much so. And, so hidden, she has no idea how deep they go. At the very least, it's obvious she's playing up the ditz act both to suppress her own inner suffering and out of an intense fear of abandonment, and she's aware of much more than she's letting on. Even to herself.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: In Season 3, she treats Yuta distantly, surprising Ran who calls her out for inexplicably being mean to him. It's because she knows Yuta is trying not to love her—so as to quiet his Horror Hunger around her—and thus treating him with her usual affection will only make things harder for him. She has to remind herself not to smile around him.
- Hope Spot: In Aeroplateu, she meets Mirha and the two of them form a bond. As Asha's trial is underway, Mirha informas Asha that she will take care of Leez from now on. After all the shit Asha put the poor girl through (for absolutely no reason at all), it seems things will finally started going the right way for her... but then everything goes to hell in the most absolute way possible.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Ultimately averted for the little good it does her. She knows both Asha and "Mister" are behaving suspiciously, and she initially yells at them for it. However, she changes her mind about them after they come to her aid in situations where it would be very easy to simply leave her behind. Near the end of season two, one leaves her practically an Empty Shell of her former self and the other turns out to be the mastermind behind the red sky attacks which destroyed her village.
- Humble Hero: When Brilith tells her she ought to boast more about her power, lest she want to be known as just "the girl who drew the Sword of Re" forever, Leez points out that that is all she really did and it doesn't feel right to brag about abilities that were pretty much given to her. Next to the Smug Super attitude of the sura and gods, Brilith finds Leez's outlook refreshing.
- Idiot Hero: She's more ignorant than idiotic, having flashes of brilliance when she's allowed enough information to work with and time to think.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: The reason she does not (outwardly) question Asha's actions.
- I Miss Mom: As multiple gods' insights show.
- Interspecies Romance: She's a pureblood, Yuta is a Rakshasa. Except that, like everything else in Kubera, it's not that simple: they actually tried during the seven years spent in the sura realm but nothing will ever come out of this, it seems, because of the small detail that Yuta has a compulsion for eating those he loves. They end up giving up on it.
- Known Only by Their Nickname: She goes by Leez Haias (a combination of her parents surnames) to hide her real name, which is a god's. She's still referred to as Leez after her real name is revealed.
- Leeroy Jenkins: More than a few times, Leez basically plows forwards taking the simple "smash at big thing with fists/sword" approach to combat. However, it's justified, played with, subverted and deconstructed.
- She has a tendency to throw herself at enemies she knows are vastly superior to her in strength — mainly because those are the only kind she tends to get aimed at her. Often justified, as she mainly does this when defending others, or when alternative means to solve the issues aren't apparent to her because of her perceptual or knowledge deficiencies: she can't communicate easily with Sura to find out what is going on and why they keep showing up. That, and they (as well as other very powerful people) have reasons to want to kill her. Also, she knows for sure that she's more durable than most, she has pitiful levels of self-worth and has been actively held back from learning more diverse fighting styles and tactics. "Attack!" is basically all she has as a tool to work with.
- Her current fighting style entails throwing herself at the enemy, getting one or two hits in, being tossed around like a ragdoll, regenerating, and then repeating this. This is more effective than it sounds, but the toll on her is hideous.
- Letting Her Hair Down: She stops wearing her Girlish Pigtails after her Despair Event Horizon.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Asha and others actively keep her in the dark about a lot of what's going on. This does not help her already crumbling mental state.
- Loser Protagonist: At first. She does grow much stronger physically, but the events of the webtoon have a significant negative effect on her mentally.
- Made of Iron: She is far more durable than a pureblood teenage girl should be. She is also very resistant against cold temperatures, swimming in the frigid water channel (which the author notes would give most people cardiac arrest). It's revealed after she gains the Sword of Return that she had regenerative abilities beyond that of a normal human as well, though the sword now suppresses them.
- Masquerade: Her whole life is basically this. She goes by the name "Leez Haias", but her actual name is Kubera Leez. She wasn't allowed to leave her village - even to go to school - because of this. Recent revelations in season three imply even her life before the destruction of her village was this to some extent: it seems the villagers died ten years before Maruna's attack, but Leez believed they were alive for some reason. This is yet to be properly explained.
- Meaningful Name: So meaningful, it's the driving force behind the whole plot. Kubera Leez, the "girl with a god's name."
- Missing Mom: Anna vanished with her village's destruction. It is unknown whether she's alive or dead.
- Morality Pet: Possibly to Asha. She isn't.
- Nom de Mom: She took on her mother's last name and uses her father's last name as her first name as an alias.
- Not Afraid to Die: She fully accepts that she could die trying for her revenge. This is only reinforced when she learns of her short lifespan.
- During the attack on Aeroplateau, she thinks this word for word.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: She's far smarter than she appears, mainly being Book Dumb, but she is engaging in a lot of hardcore self repression. She seems like an airheaded ditz, but time progresses, the more clear it becomes that she's actually quite sharp, but also much more emotionally fragile than her outward behavior suggests.
- Please Don't Leave Me: In a dream, she begs her mother not to leave her.
- If the memories she recovered are anything to go by, she also did something similar when she was a child.
- On an even more depressing note, this is the reason why she clings to Asha despite all the abuse: Leez is terrified of being left alone. She clings to Yuta in a similar way—in his case, with physical aggression included.
- Plucky Girl: Frequently jumps into battles she can't win. Her lack of worry over her own safety it's actually one of her major psychological issues.
- Revenge: For her village. And as of the end of season 2, her father Rao.
- Secret Secret-Keeper: She figures out that Yuta is a sura long before he reveals it to her. She simply kept quiet about it because she hoped he'd trust her enough to tell her himself someday.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: When Mirha puts makeup on her, Yuta gets so distracted that he falls off of the tree branch he was standing on.
- She Is All Grown Up: The narrative makes it clear that the version we usually see is actually pretty ugly, even if Generic Cuteness covers it up; but when she gets a temporary Plot-Relevant Age-Up, it's made clear that in a few years she will be genuinely beautiful.
- Spanner in the Works: Her giving Yuta his moniker was this to Kali's plans to some level. Him recognizing "Yuta" as his name weakened his true name given to him by his mother, and thus put quite a bit of her plans in jeopardy. Kali herself, however, doesn't consider this to be a major loss as much as something annoying, as she predicted Leez would only be a small detour in her plans.
- Statuesque Stunner: Her older self.
- Stepford Smiler: Inside, she's hurting badly. Her whole Genki Girl outlook isn't a lie. But she is playing it up to both keep herself going and not alienate others. The facade finally cracks completely in Your Justice And Mine. She reveals that she really was aware of everything that was going on, yet she couldn't bring herself to leave Asha because she thought she had nothing else to live for.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Leez as an adult is said to look exactly like a female version of her father.
- She can't talk about god Kubera.
- And again in Season 3, but this time about Kali. Luckily for her, she's trying to explain this to Agni, who's aware of this effect and easily deduces what's going on.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Curry Mushrooms.
- Turn Out Like His Father: Vayu warns her that she's walking the same path Rao did: powerful human figher, short, lonely life. In many ways, her story if pretty much a repeat of her father's.
- Working-Class Hero: Subverted. While Leez is smart and talented, her lack of formal education proves a great drawback to her. Her attempts at learning Kubera magic are successful, but extremely costly. Besides, her lack of financial resources and knowledge about the world makes her dependent on people who want to prey on her weaknesses - like Asha herself.
- Your Days Are Numbered: She will die at the latest, in her mid-twenties. It's implied this is a result of her having summoned a god as a child, but as of now there is very little information about it.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green in her case.
- You Killed My Father: Leez is utterly enraged when Asha reveals who killed Rao, Asha herself.
Pureblood, Birth Attributes: Kubera-Kubera-Kubera
Leez's mother; almost nothing is known about her, though there are some hints that she may be more important than she seemed at first.
- Action Girl: According to her friends.
- Blade on a Stick: Seemed to have used a spear as her main weapon pre-Cataclysm.
- Fantastic Racism: Completely averted. Anna was known for befriending halfs.
- Foil: Just like their daughters are Foils to each other, Menaka and Anna also serve as this for one another.
- Both have green hair, which their daughters inherited. Their daughters' physical appearances also greatly resembles one of their respective parents, but with the parent reversed. Said children also ended up in dire circumstances after losing their mothers, and didn't have a father there to help them when they needed the most.
- Both are skilled fighters that married someone even more powerful than them.
- Both died well before their time: Menaka, who was supposed to live forever, died a few centuries before the Cataclysm due to Kali's trickery, whereas Anna wasn't even 40 when Maruna attacked (and, if Clary is correct and she died in N5, then she wasn't even in her 30s).
- Both have mysterious pasts - as seen in Mysterious Parent below, we know very little about Anna's; Menaka's was revealed, but we know next to nothing about Anna.
- Both cared for people with completely different backgrounds from theirs. note
- Both ended up in surprising marriages - as stated in her profile, Menaka and Gandharva started with Belligerent Sexual Tension, while Rao was so uninterested in women that no one believes he and Anna ever got married.
- Hidden Depths: She's simply one of Leez's (many) trauma fuels, right? Wrong. It seems there was far more to Anna than it meets the eye. For instance:
- She and Rao got together. He was known for being so disinterested in women that people actually thought he was gay. The fact that they kept their relationship a secret implies that whatever it was that Rao was involved in, Anna was at least in the loop, or had some sort of knowledge that at least something was going on.
- She was a fighter before the Cataclysm, known for having half friends.
- Rao named Leez "Kubera", but it seems it was Anna the one who instructed their daughter not to say this name to people after her 16th birthday. Also, she never allowed Leez outside of their village - in other words, she seemed to have at least some sort of awareness of the danger her daughter would be in if the was outed as a Kubera.
- Last but not least, it seems that for some reason people thought she died in N5, as season three shows. What actually happened to her and, it seems, to Leez's whole village that year is a mystery.
- Mysterious Parent: Possibly even more so than Rao. We know the city he (probably) came from, how he died, what sort of reputation he had, and, from some comments, even a bit about his personality. Anna is a question mark.
- Retired Badass: She fought in the war that ended with the Cataclysm, and was known for having many Half friends.
Pureblood, Birth Attributes: Vayu-Vayu-Vayu
Leez's father, a legendary warrior who mysteriously vanished years ago.
- The Ace: One of the most famous fighters of his generation. He was so famous even suras knew about him.
- Action Dad: He was a legendary warrior and Leez's father, though she was born while he was on a rescue mission.
- Blow You Away: As a triple Vayu, this should be obvious. His godly item - the Neutral Bow - was created by Vayu for Rao in specific, and works by shooting, well, tornadoes.
- Challenge Seeker: According to Ran.
- Disappeared Dad: To Leez, though not by his own choice; he was trapped away from his family when the Cataclysm occurred, and never made it home.
- Generation Xerox: An extremely powerful pureblood human fighter that can use transcendentals, is acquainted with gods and high-rank suras, uses extremely powerful godly objects that were handed to them by the very gods that created them and is doomed to live a short, lonely life. Leez or Rao?
- Heroic Sacrifice: He died getting the Carte transport ship to Willarv safely.
- Intergenerational Friendship: He and Ran were pretty close when the latter was a child. Slightly subverted in that, due to the fact that Ran is a quarter, they weren't that apart in age as this trope would imply.
- It Runs in the Family: When describing how Rao's child would be if it took after him, Ran describes... Leez. There are even hints that, just like her, he wasn't as easy-going and bubbly as he presented himself as.
- Lonely at the Top: According to Vayu, Rao led a very lonely life despite being so popular and powerful, and Leez is going down the same path.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: The only time he was ever reported to be seen crying was shortly before his disappearance. He wanted to be able to hold his child at least once.
- Posthumous Character: At least as far as anyone knows, although they Never Found the Body, and there is at least one report of him after his supposed death. Unfortunately, that report is supposedly his actual death.
- Single-Target Sexuality: Anna-sexual, it seems. Characters that knew him were shocked to learn he had ever married, as apparently Rao never showed interest in anyone.
- Strong Family Resemblance: After she grows older, Leez is said to be his spitting image.
Pureblood, Birth Attributes: Nil-Nil-Nil
A childhood friend of Leez and Haas' younger brother. He was taken care of by Anna.
- Born Lucky: He seems to have some kind of luck or foresight. He left the village before it was destroyed in order to buy Leez a birthday present, and told his brother they should wait at the magic guild during the attack on Atera before they open it up to refugees. He was also one of the very few babies that were born with triple Nil attributes and still managed to survive into adulthood.
- Guile Hero: He doesn't have much in the way of combat skills, but is very good at weaving his way through situations through sheer wits. Teo even remarks that it scares her with how fast Kaz catches onto things.
- Hidden Depths: Very much so, as much in-universe as out.
- Made of Iron: He's more durable than he looks, which is how he can take the brunt of Leez's full strength.
- Not Quite Dead: He and his brother survive the destruction of the village.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Maruna, to his great misfortune, found out the hard way.
- The Prankster: At first Leez thinks that the destruction of the village was one of Kaz's pranks.
- Secret Keeper: On good terms with Shess, whom he knows to be a rakshasa.
Pureblood, Birth Attributes: Vayu-Asvins-Brahma
A childhood friend of Leez and Kaz's older brother.
- Blinding Bangs: His eyes are never shown. Either his bangs cover them or he's drawn as a blue blob.
- Faceless Masses: He's usually drawn as a vague silhouette like most of the background characters, despite being a named character.
- Not Quite Dead: He survives the destruction of the village along with Kaz.
Pureblood, Birth Attributes: Agni-Agni-Agni
The current Priestess of Fire, who summoned the fire god Agni when she was a child.
- Achilles' Heel: Agni's. He may be the strongest being on Willarv, but he can only last as long as Brilith is alive, so targeting her is a good way to keep him restrained.
- 100% Adoration Rating: As the kind priestess of Atera, she is beloved by the people, who consider her no less than a queen.
- Adorkable: Due to her Friendless Background, she's clueless on how friendships work and is elated that Asha is rude to her (after their initial meeting), as that's a sign of friendship according to her research!
- Always Second Best: To her mother.
- Anti-Hero: After awakening her past memories, she becomes ruthless and solely focused on The Needs of the Many.
- Awful Truth: After the events of the Your Justice and Mine arc, Asha's true nature becomes this to her. Agni even asks Leez to refrain from mentioning Asha anywhere in Atera. See Break the Cutie.
- Badass on Paper: After the Timeskip she's one of the top two ranked magicians on Willarv for having summoned a god. Aside from that one achievement, however, she's much weaker than many of the magicians she technically outranks—pre-Rank Up, her rank was 30 (and keep in mind that was with Agni secretly correcting her calculations for her). Not so much after she awakens, at which point she truly does become the strongest magician in the world.
- Barrier Maiden: Subverted. Other people thought she was the one who responsible for the barrier, but it was Agni who actually did the job for her while she maintained his existence in the human realm.
- Played straight later on, when she actually has to maintain the barrier herself. Other characters notice that it's not nearly as strong as it was before.
- Blood from the Mouth: During both attacks on Atera.
- Born Unlucky: The gods feared that she would one day become a threat, as a survivor of the ancient human race, and so decided to curse her with constant misfortune in all her lives to prevent that. All that the few gods on her side could do was at least bless her to encounter Agni in as many lives as possible.
- Break the Cutie: Asha's true nature broke her hard enough that whereas the effects of Asha disappearing cause most people to immediately move on when she's brought up, Brilith has a mental breakdown without understanding why when Leez mentions her. Once people's memory of her returns, Claude correctly deduces that Brilith will be the worst off.
- Broken Bird: After she awakens, she becomes a textbook example. Traumatized, cynical, ruthless, and detached, especially to her Love Interest Agni, along with acting as an experienced figure to Leez.
- Cleavage Window: Her new outfit after the second attack on Atera has one. She actually wears a dress under it to shrink the window a bit.
- Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Invoked. As the Priestess of Fire, Brilith knows people expect to see her in red. She actually resents it a little since she doesn't even like red that much, and it's why she wears a blue dress in Season 2 (Agni didn't like it at first—it's Gandharva's colour!—but quickly relented when he realized how much it meant to Brilith).
- Covert Pervert: She has to present a pure image as a Priestess, scolds Agni for reading erotica, and gets extremely embarrassed at any physical affection—but if Agni's use of insight is to be believed, she's had quite a few dirty thoughts about him...
- Determinator: She resists and tries to attack Sagara despite knowing that she is hopelessly outmatched.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Inverted. She was quite sweet and kind before the Time Skip, but after recovering her memories she became colder and far more ruthless. So maybe a Freezing Fire Queen.
- Despair Event Horizon: Delayed. Asha's betrayal. It was the thought of Asha that kept her from accepting death, so as soon as Asha did the unforgivable, Brilith was left in shock and her vigor plummeted. What's worse, since Asha used hoti visnu and disappeared, she never did have enough time to truly mend, as Brilith didn't even remember why she felt so anguished over Asha. It was Asha and her sudden appearances in Brilith's dreams that triggered Brilith to remember her past life memories.
- Driven to Suicide: Every time she's regained her memories of her past lives. This is the only time she's chosen to keep living, due to the universe being in peril.
- Elephant in the Living Room: Her drastic personality change has not gone unnoticed, but no one's sure if they should even bring it up.
- Fantastic Racism: After regaining her memories, she shows extreme hatred of both gods and suras, mainly nastikas. This stems from when the two races banded together to exterminate the first human race, of which she was a member. She and Leez even bond over their dislike for them.
- To Sagara. See her entry.
- To Ran as well. See his entry.
- Even to Asha. Brilith has rather weak calculation skills but was born with a high (2058) divine affinity, while Asha was born with a naturally high intellect, but originally had a divine affinity so low she couldn't become a magician. Both of them were good students who grew up isolated from their peers; Brilith because of her status as the daughter of a priestess and everyone held her in high regard, while Asha's peers saw her as arrogant and cold. Even their reasons for becoming good magicians differ; whereas Brilith wanted an A rank to follow in her mother's footsteps, Asha wanted to gain power and the means for revenge. It's a wonder how they became friends. Asha even points this out, albeit subtly.Brilith: I thought I had studied and practicied really hard, but compared to you, I'm really nothing. When I think of how much sweat and blood you put in to achieve such magic abilities...Brilith: Huh?Asha: What I mean is... even if I told you how much effort I put in... you wouldn't be able to copy what I did. In fact, you wouldn't even begin to understand.
- Gone Horribly Right: How she feels about her success as a Priestess. Thanks to Agni, she set up a perfect barrier to protect Atera... meaning that all of the Priest candidates left for better prospects as they were no longer needed, leaving Atera with few mages and thus practically defenceless when Sagara and co. break the barrier and attack.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: She has low self-esteem and frequently feels she's a burden to Agni.
- Ill Girl: As a result of her sacrificing most of her lifespan to summon Agni and protect her city.
- Imperiled in Pregnancy: Flashbacks have her pregnant, crying and surrounded by flames and burned bodies. It seems to be a memory from her first life, as she was carrying Agni's child when the ancient human race was annihilated.
- Lady and Knight: The Lady to Agni's Knight, though she eventually comes to hate the role. Especially after regaining her memories, though for entirely different reasons.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Agni deliberately prevents information that could stress Brilith from reaching her. She's somewhat aware of this. This takes a toll on her self-esteem, as it makes her consider herself a burden.
- Lonely Rich Kid: As the daughter of a Priestess, she grew up mostly alone. Asha is her first (and only real) friend at first.
- Murder Is the Best Solution: After recovering her memories, she seems very willing to murder and will generally go for the kill even if there are other ways to defuse a situation. Case in point, her attempt on Maruna's life. While it's true he has crimes to pay for, he could also be a very valuable ally - and situation isn't quite one where humanity has the luxury to choose. Yet, she went for the kill without even thinking about it first.
- My God, What Have I Done?: When she thinks that Agni left because of her rudeness.
- The Needs of the Many: Once she becomes the "true" her—in her eyes, one human life (Kaz's) is an acceptable price to pay if it means killing Maruna, a Rakshasha who's killed so many. In a less callous vein, she's willing to bury her grudge against Gandharva, accepting his existence as ultimately beneficial to the universe.
- No Sympathy for Grudgeholders: Averted. While she became quite jerkass(-ish) after remembering her past(s), it's hard to blame her for it. Brilith having a negative opinion of - or outright despising - gods and suras comes off as justified given all the shit they put her through. The closest this trope came of being played straight was with Gandharva, but it was ultimately averted as he refused to apologize when given the chance. Also helping is the fact that she's unwilling to let her grudges cloud her judgement when it matters most, and ultimately has humanity's best interests in mind.
- Oblivious to Love: Played with. She's aware that Agni treats her as special, but she doesn't know if it's because she's his summoner and he'd strike a romance with any of them, or if it's because of her specifically.
- Odd Friendship: With Leez, post-Time Skip. Of course, this doesn't mean she's unwilling to suspect her after Leez comes back from Konchez in weird circunstances. However, she choses to trust the girl, as Agni does. Not so surprising, considering they were both heavily traumatized by Asha and have similarly low opinions on gods and nastikas.
- One True Love: With Agni, albeit a very dysfunctional version. She resents him enough that her final wish after every "awakening" is to have nothing to do with him again—but it's telling that the betrothal lasts only as long as they're the one the other loves most. In every moment of happiness in all of her lives, he was there, and she knows that when she dies, she'll inevitably meet him in another life and fall in love with him all over again.
- Playing with Fire: Given her triple Agni attributes, she unsurprisingly defaults to fire when attacking. Combined with the Staff of Agni and silent magic, she becomes a force to be reckoned with.
- Please, I Will Do Anything!: As a last resort in the Night It Rained Fire arc, to prevent Sagara and her gang of suras from blowing up Atera.
- Rank Up: Post-Timeskip, she holds either the highest or the second-highest magician rank in Willarv.
- Rapunzel Hair: Before her Traumatic Haircut. Again post-Time Skip, although shorter.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Asha's blue. Becomes the blue to Agni's red after regaining her past memories.
- Reincarnation Romance: With Agni; she states she fell in love with him in all of her past lives... but he never managed to hold onto her. She doesn't seem to be completely satisfied with this situation.
- The Resenter: After regaining her memories, she admits that a part of her despises the humans around her—even the "old" Brilith's friends, Rana and Agwen—and wants to kill them all for replacing her kind.
- Sanity Slippage: Her mind can't handle the prolonged burden of countless past lives. Agni admits to her that she'll probably get worse as time goes on (though if anything, she's less crazy than he expected).
- Secretly Dying: As she tells Agni, she's glad no one realizes that her lifespan is coming to an end, since it means no one will worry over her.
- Silk Hiding Steel: During The Night It Rained Fire. She may be a relatively helpless human, but she'll show the sura that she won't cower. Sagara hates her all the more for it.
- Single-Target Sexuality: Her friends have tried to set her up with others, but in the end, she has eyes only for Agni. Even when she hates him.
- Sole Survivor: She's the last remaining member of the original human race, although she didn't quite "survive" it in the normal sense. Rather, her soul was constantly reincarnated ever since.
- Stepford Smiler: In front of the people of Atera.
- Took a Level in Badass: After she recovers the memory of her past lives.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In conjunction with her level in badass.
- Tsundere: The sweet kind, though she only gets harsh when Agni's being particularly frustrating.
- Traumatic Haircut: Most of her hair gets burned off during the second attack on Atera.
- Watching Troy Burn: Almost. During "The Night It Rained Fire", Sagara abducts her to ensure Agni won't interfere. She intentionally makes it so Brilith will have to watch as Atera is destroyed, but help arrives in time to stop it.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Gender-flipped, towards her mother Jibril Ajes. She became the Priestess of Fire because she wished to follow Jibril's example. Deconstructed in that her desire to gain her mother's approval was born of Jibril's emotional neglect, and resulted in Brilith sacrificing much of her lifespan to summon Agni like her mother had. Besides, in her wish to be like her, she greatly stressed herself due to not feeling she was good enough. Reconstructed in that, as What You Are in the Dark belows shows, her dedication to Atera is genuine, and her self-steem issues have other deep roots.
- What You Are in the Dark: Both played straight and subverted on different occasions.
- Despite her image as a Priestess who's devoted her life to her city, it turns out in death, she feels as though she has no reason to live. When she comes back, she's appalled to realize her dedication to Atera—which she prided herself on—was far weaker than she believed.
- When Rindhallow is under attack, she suggests to Agni that he come to its aid, even if it means having to take her as well (and thus making her a target, as she's his Achilles' Heel). Agni privately notes there are many people who can act heroic but don't genuinely feel that way inside... but his insight reveals that her desire to help, even at personal cost, is completely sincere.
- The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask: She plays the part of the graceful and gentle Priestess, when in reality she's constantly tired and in pain due to keeping Agni summoned. She's even called a queen in-story.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: As she frequently feels like a burden, Agni tells her that she doesn't need to try so hard: he knows better than anyone how selfless and altruistic she is.
- Your Days Are Numbered: Due to summoning Agni.
Pureblood, Birth Attributes: Agni-Agni-Agni
The previous Priestess of Fire and Brilith's mother.
- Action Mom: Brilith's. Jibril had a Divine Affinity value over 10,000, which probably played no small part in her ability to go toe to toe with Rakshasa.
- Always Someone Better: To Brilith.
- Barrier Maiden: Her job as a priestess.
- Childhood Friends: With Laila Hemawati, the Priestess of Darkness.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: Brilith's last memory of Jibril is her facing down an army of sura.
- Foil: To Hana Lehn.
- Both outlived their husbands, and were outlived by their children, who were initially weaker than them, but that eventually rose to surpass them with the same rare skills they had (relating to their special connection with a powerful nonhuman).
- Both died around the time of the Cataclysm, but in very different circumstances: Jibril died fighting suras, Hana went berserk and attacked her own family.
- Both had failed marriages due to emotional distance between them and their husbands. However, they were at opposite ends in their respective situations: Jibril rarely spent her time around Talith, her husband, due to her stunted emotions. Hana, on the other hand, felt Tan was getting farther and farther away from her as he aged and she didn't.
- Both heavily impacted their children as they grew up, even long after their deaths.
- Finally, if they had survived the Cataclysm, they would occupied different extremes of the new social pyramid: Jibril, as a priestess and a summoner, would have become one of Willarv's leaders, while Hana, as a half that went berserk, would have suffered horrendous persecution.
- Lack of Empathy: Implied. According to her childhood friend Laila, Jibril was skilled in silent magic, which is known to numb the user's feelings; supposedly, Jibril's were so numb that she saw people and the background as the same. She seemed to have kept some feelings, however, as she stated to Laila that she wished her daughter would never learn silent magic.
- Married to the Job: Rarely saw her husband after becoming priestess, and didn't seem to care much for Brilith. The last bit is possibly subverted as, according to Chandra, Brilith was her last memory.
- Parental Neglect: Towards Brilith.
- Posthumous Character: She died around 10 years before the beginning of the story. Chandra implies she was denied Heaven after dying.
- Stepford Smiler: Her daughter draws inspiration from the way she used to smile at the crowds.
- Your Days Are Numbered: Due to summoning Agni.
God, Source Attribute: Fire
King of all bums. Brilith's stalker.
See Agni's entry for more information.
Pureblood, Birth Attributes: Asvins-Asvins-Kubera
The #1 ranked fighter and #6 ranked magician who is a guest lecturer at the Atera Magic Academy. She is Claude's younger sister.
- Action Girl: Her Asvins-Asvins-Kubera attributes mean that she's primarily focused on self-buffing; she fights by boosting her own strength and regeneration with hoti asvins hoti kubera, flies into close range with Bhavati Kubera, then gets into brawls with enemies while sealing their own abilities using Bhavati Asvins.
- Always Someone Better: Is this to Teo Rakan due to beating her out for the title of best fighter in two consecutive tournaments.
- Back from the Dead: She died years ago, and Claude struck a deal to bring her back. She's aware of the side effect of Hoti Visnu and has made her peace with it.
- Childhood Friends: Teo reveals this to her. Before the Cataclysm, they were the best of friends... but no one knew.
- Did We Just Have Tea with Cthulhu?: It's not clear if she knew exactly who he was, but as a child, she met Taksaka (with his earrings on, thankfully) who was attending the championship with Agwen and Kasak. Her diary describes him as very nice.
- Fangirl: To Asha Rahiro; partially this seems to be because Airi feels that any magician (like herself) who lacks a triple attribute gets a lower rank regardless of their strength.
- Friendly Rivalry: Has something akin to this with Ruche and Lorraine. It's usually only physical fights with the former, but with the latter, magic is actually used.Natasha Ross: Since when have you two been on such friendly terms?Ruche: Ah, well, since we saw each other so much in Atera, we just naturally became closer... plus, I look way younger than my age...Airi: Because she doesn't act like an older sister.Ruche: Hey! (grabs her by the collar)
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Plays with this trope when it comes to Claude. On one hand, Airi is the more action-oriented, brash sibling, while Claude is cunning (and somewhat unnerving). On the other hand, despite both siblings being various degrees of lazy, Airi seems to take her duties far more seriously than her brother Claude does- at least she shows up to the job.
- Hidden Depths: Season 3 reveals that there's more to her than just Asha's Fangirl / Claude's little sister.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Lazy, prone to bickering, and somewhat petty, but absolutely believes that a magician's duty is to protect people even at the risk of their own lives, and is one of the few people in the series who doesn't believe the The End Justifies The Means—she's horrified at the excuses people try to make for Asha's serial murders.
- Kung-Fu Wizard: Her fighting style, thanks to the nature of her attributes. She's able to best Teo in tournaments and even becomes head of the Atera Fighters' Guild post-Timeskip.
- Shared Family Quirks: Much like how Claude often shirked his duties as Priest, Airi hates her bureaucratic job as guild president and jumps at the chance for a field task.
- Think Nothing of It: Despite being Atera's hero after Sagara and co.'s attack, she runs away and hides when people try to express gratitude. From the sound of it, refusing to accept thanks is typical of her.
- The Trickster: Lures Clophe away from the city during the attack on Atera.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Lorraine. They frequently bicker, at the same time Airi cares enough to worry about Lorraine and Saha's strained relationship.
- What Could Have Been: In-Universe, had Asha not deliberately isolated Leez, it's acknowledged that Airi likely would've become her mentor given their similar fighting styles. Now, Airi and Leez can both only lament that the opportunity has passed.
Pureblood, Birth Attributes: Brahma-Brahma-Brahma
A triple-attribute creation magician who is the #4 ranked AA. She has a creation shop and is friends with Brilith and Airi. She is Saha's fiancee and Siera's cousin.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: She's the #4 ranked magician, but ran out on Lutz, forcing him to become the Priest of Creation, and regularly shirks her duties.
- Broken Pedestal: After Asha uses her to murder Saha On, she decides Asha is evil. It doesn't matter if there's a greater purpose, she's evil.
- Crippling Overspecialization: She's the best at Creation magic, but that's also all she's good at, even if she's got enough theory down pat to teach Asha. When she returns after the Timeskip, the major sign that something's changed is that she can now use Hoti Vayu effortlessly.
- Curtains Match the Window: Averted despite being a pureblood. She and her cousin both have brown hair and golden eyes.
- Despair Event Horizon: Saha's murder.
- The Ditherer: She's been putting off marrying Saha On for over a decade, but at the same time, she won't call it off herself. She puts it off, hoping the situation will resolve itself.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: After Asha's betrayal and Saha's death, she keeps her hair loose and unkempt as an indication of her spiralling stability.
- Has a Type: She likes masculine, muscular men. Too bad her fiance is the exact opposite.
- Hypocrite: As Lilia points out, she was the one who ran off to avoid getting married and yet tries to use her engagement with Saha to her advantage.
- The Mentor: Used to be this to Asha.
- My God, What Have I Done?: In the wake of Saha's murder by Asha, who she had released from prison.
- Opaque Nerd Glasses: Wears a pair. Her eyes are rarely visible before the latter half of season 2.
- The Power of Creation: The best at Creation magic on Willarv (Lutz being her only real competition) and owner of a Creation brand.
- Revenge: After Asha kills Saha, Lorraine hits her with her flying car and sets the vehicle to explode, killing everything in a 10km radius. Yuta stops her.
- Runaway Fiancée: She really doesn't want to get married to Saha, which is why she bailed on being the Priest of Creation and ran away to Atera.
- Unwitting Pawn: Her unwillingness to believe Asha's a Serial Killer leads her to break Asha out of jail and lead her to her next victim.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: She and Airi are constantly arguing, but also constantly seen together.
Quarter, Birth Attributes: Vayu-Vayu-Vayu
The president of the Atera Magic Guild and a shameless fangirl for Asha. Riche's younger twin.
- Ambiguously Bi: She has a pretty blatant crush on Asha, and several of her lines indicate that she doesn't care about someone's gender as long as they have an attractive face.
- Badass on Paper: How she maintains her popularity as guild president despite not being all that competent. Hoti Vayu might be all she's good at, but it means that after the attack on Atera, she can technically say there wasn't a single casualty under her watch (because she teleported everyone to safety when the building collapsed) even though she refused to participate in defending the city out of cowardice.
- Character Development: Subverted. Post-Timeskip, she claims that she's matured and no longer cares about looks... and is immediately flustered by Lutz.
- Coattail-Riding Relative: She got her job because of the influence of her rich and famous sister.
- Fangirl: For Asha. Until she's convicted of murder.
- Friendly Rivalry: With Airi. See her entry.
- Glory Seeker: Anytime she does something impressive, she always makes sure everybody knows about it.
- Hidden Depths:
- While she's as shallow and vain as she typically acts, she's surprisingly perceptive and intelligent. She was actually the first person to figure out Brilith summoned Agni, and she's implied to recognize Ran's Dangerous Forbidden Technique.
- When Chandra forms a list of people who'd be willing to sacrifice themselves for the world—which he can confirm through insight—Ruche is on that list, despite her seemingly cowardly personality. (That, or she really has grown since Season 1.)
- It's Personal: See Riche's section. It's implied to be why she got over Asha's Broken Pedestal so quickly.
- Jerkass Has a Point: She can be pretty bitchy, but she makes a good case as to why Lorraine should be detained as a suspect in Asha's murder.
- While she seasons it with a few horribly prejudiced comments about halfs, Ruche does have a point when defending Leez from Clary in season three: Clary can be a bitch to whomever she pleases, but no one can do the same to her?
- Older Than They Look: Due to being a Quarter, she only looks about 17.
- Theme Twin Naming: Ruche and Riche Seiran.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Gives an indirect but serenely vicious one regarding a certain magician.Ruche: You know what? Asha used Hoti Visnu over a thousand times to revive the Halfs she killed. Yet she never once used it to help people who were truly desperate for it... I just don't get it. How could she do such a thing?
A Quarter who joined the party to help navigate the Water Channel, he stuck around longer than expected. He's surprisingly strong, even able to match Asha in many ways, but consistently fails the university exit exams because he is hopeless with magic calculations. Luckily for him, he doesn't need calculations for magic.
- Action Dad: In Season 3, where he's the father to four children. His twin sons like simultaneously boasting about his skills while also insulting his poor control over his magic.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: To Lutz, who as part of their banter frequently chides Ran for pestering him with questions or distracting him from his work.
- Bad Dreams: He mentions often having nightmares of killing his mother. According to his therapist, it's his way of trying not to blame Lutz for killing her in reality. To the reader, it's clear why he's actually having said dreams.
- Big Brother Instinct: Towards Leez. He calls out Asha on her poor treatment of her and, after learning that Leez's village was destroyed by a superior sura, offers to adopt her into his family. He also extends what he can of this towards Yuta, even though he's mostly in the dark about a lot of Yuta's problems. But, he will help out when he can about emotions and growing up, and would really try to with the things he couldn't ever manage to help with. Yuta knows and appreciates this (hence keeping him in the dark about the really scary-dangerous stuff that would get Ran very dead very quickly).
- Big Brother Worship: Downplayed. He considers his brother the greatest magician in the world, but he's not blind to his faults.
- Book Dumb: His ability to use magic without requiring calculations has caused him to neglect some of his studies, though some of this just comes from comparison to Asha's Charles Atlas Superpower levels of magical knowledge.
- Butt-Monkey: Serves as this upon joining the party. Him being a "relatively" normal (at least within the context of sharing the same space as a mysterious genius magician, a girl with a god's Name, and a sura) means that he, along with Leez, winds up providing much of the humor in scenes where the four are involved, often at his own expense.
- Butter Face: Like Leez, Ran is stated to be drawn more attractive than he actually is.
- Cast from Lifespan: His Dangerous Forbidden Technique is apparently this.
- Childhood Friend Romance: He and Rana eventually get engaged and going through wedding preparations by the end of Season 2.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Whatever he used in his magic exams, it is this; Rana chews him out for using it, saying that using it could kill him, and his scores are almost declared invalid due to there being no precedent for it.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Leez didn't even realize he was a magician at first and just thought he was... the boatman...?
- Entertainingly Wrong: All the time.
- Facial Markings: Gains these when using his Dangerous Forbidden Technique.
- Family Theme Naming: The Sairofes tend to have short names with no more than four letters. Ran's dad was called Tan, his uncle is Huan, Ran's brother is Lutz, his children are Anne, Kan, Ten and Rim (nicknamed Rimi), his distant relation is Peil, and, of course, Ran himself. Even his wife is called Rana. His mother's family (at least the humans in it) had this as well: Nard, Hana, distant cousins Kaz and Haas. The only known exceptions so far are his aunt-by-marriage, Eline, and his grandmother, Hanuman.
- Fanboy: For Rao Leez.
- Foil: To Brilith.
- Both are the unconventionally talented children of conventionally talented mothers, who are Foils for each other.
- Both were left deeply marked by their deaths, and carry those marks well into adulthood.
- Both have someone they knew from their younger days that they admire, but at the same time feel inferior towards - Lutz to Ran, Asha to Brilith- and yet eventually rise to the top of the magicians' food chain in Willarv.
- Both end up having very negative feelings towards Asha; however, while Ran was exposed to her abusive behavior towards Leez over an extended period of time, Brilith's friendship was brutally crushed over a single moment when Asha attacked her in Aeroplateau.
- Brilith grows more ruthless and colder over time - Ran maintains a firm emotional and moral compass throughout the story.
- Both are, at least at first, completely unaware of the true depth of the feelings their eventual love interests have for them, but while Ran's relationship with Rana is successful after he finally gets it, Brilith's relationship with Agni only worsens when she finally realizes it.
- Finally, both have a close family member as one of their city's priests, but while Ran is adored by his uncle and only agreed to become the Priest of Water after Rana insisted on it, Brilith felt distant from her mother and avidly succeeded her as Priestess of Fire.
- Hidden Depths: When he first appears, he acts like a village idiot and is an utter Butt-Monkey. Over time, he's shown to be brighter than he usually acts, sensitive, surprisingly mature at times, and struggling with childhood trauma.
- The Illegible: His handwriting is horrible. He actually has to type out his letter to Rana to so she can actually read it.
- Kung-Fu Wizard: Makes AA rank, and has Super Strength on top of it.
- Lonely Rich Kid: Especially after Lutz left and his mother tried to kill him during the Cataclysm.
- Locked Out of the Loop:
- He consistently knows less of what's really going on than the rest of the main cast (except, possibly, Leez), though it's getting a bit better; initially he knew next to nothing about Asha (not even her gender), thought Yuta was human, and thought Leez was an ordinary girl. Even now, while both Leez and Yuta seem to have at least a general understanding that something bigger is going on, he's completely ignorant.
- As it turns out, he hasn't exactly been given an accurate retelling of what happened to his mother...
- Love at First Sight: He was attracted to Rana from the moment he first saw her. His feelings developed into actual love over the years.
- Made of Iron: A minor Running Gag in the water channel is pieces of rubble breaking on his head. He doesn't really seem to notice.
- MayflyDecember Romance: What he is afraid will happen between him and Rana. She's pure human, but he's a Quarter, so he ages at half normal rate. His own mother gave him a rather heartless lesson on the subject, since she was already going through the same thing with his father.
- Nice Guy: While it was less pronounced at first due to his dislike of Asha, Ran has a strong sense of justice and is doesn't need a reason to help others.
- When Leez runs off to try to save Yuta, he goes after her despite the incredible danger. He had no obligation to help her, he could have left without repercussions. He just cares too much about others to leave them behind.
- He seems to be this in comparison to most of the other human characters. After the incident where Yuta loses control and eats Leez's face, Ran is the only one concerned about Leez.
- Oblivious to Love: Despite his feelings for Rana, he has no idea that she loves him back. This changes once she proposes.
- Only Sane Man: While he does have some issues, they are far more manageable than the other members of the party.
- Older Than They Look: Because he's a Quarter, he looks 18 despite being 38.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: As shown by the Test of the Sword and his eventual AA rank, Ran is actually rather incredible by human standards. He has the rare ability to cast by sheer instinct, he's unusually strong, and incredibly durable. He's just surrounded by people (and beings) that are even more amazing.
- Papa Wolf: When he sees his sons about to be attacked by a sura, he drops everything and teleports over to fight it off.
- Patient Childhood Love Interest: To Rana.
- Plucky Comic Relief: He has his serious moments, but he's typically one of the goofier members of the cast and, when numerous characters Took a Level in Cynic, one of the only people to remain mostly unchanged by the time of Season 3.
- Shipper on Deck: He gives Yuta advice on his relationship with Leez, encourages him to tell her how he feels, and says that he'll support him.
- Strong Family Resemblance: His identical twin sons Kan and Ten are basically shorter, rounder versions of him.
- Super Strength: Ran is stronger than the average Half even those from the same clan, which is known for its physical strength.
- There Are No Therapists: Averted. He mentions having seen one as a child for his trauma. Unfortunately, it's only so helpful when Lutz gave him an inaccurate version of events.
- Unlimited Wardrobe: Downplayed and Justified. He changes outfits frequently, but he has a preferred style and is filthy rich.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Has a phobia of Halfs, thanks to his childhood's trauma when his mother was driven insane by her sura blood and tried to kill him.
Pureblood, Birth Attributes: Asvins-Asvins-Asvins
Childhood friend of Ran and a teacher at the Mistyshore university.
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: People remark in season three that she doesn't look like a mother of four. That's because she got an item from Eline that keeps her appearance the same as the one she had when she first put it; she doesn't stop growing old, just looking it. It's heavily implied those are the cat ears shown when Visnu's god-level items were shown as silhouettes.
- Alliterative Name: Rana Reimia.
- Childhood Friends: With Ran. Of the victorious kind.
- Childhood Friend Romance: She proposed!
- Child Prodigy: Entered the academy at the age of 10. She's already teaching when first seen; bear in mind that she was only 26 at the time, and was already in the magicians' top thirty.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Briefly, when she mistakes Ran's Big Brother Instinct for Leez as him having fallen in love with her. It's downplayed, too, in that she's more upset with him for being Oblivious to Love for 18 years than anything.
- Early-Bird Cameo: She shows up briefly in the prologue, but her first actual appearance is in Episode 52 of the first season.
- Fangirl: She's one of Asha's big fans. Ran, that doesn't notice at first that Rana's been in love with him for years, believed for a long while that Asha was Rana's Celeb Crush.
- Housewife: She was this for most of the Timeskip. However, in the present, she admits she's starting to resent their (unexpected) fourth child who's significantly younger than the others and preventing her from returning to work. It's why she desperately wants Ran to become Priest, as it'd allow his uncle to retire and therefore look after the kids instead.
- Love at First Sight: She was attracted to Ran the day she met him. However, it only developed into actual love over the years.
- MayflyDecember Romance: Comparatively mild, but she does age twice as fast as Ran. That - and Ran's obliviousness - is why they took so long to finally tie the knot; see Hana's entry to understand why.
- The Medic: As a triple Asvins, restoration magic is her specialty; normally, it's used to heal.
- Nice Gal: She's kind, helpful, and doesn't hesitate to help others.
- Secret Keeper: Seems to collect these.
- She's one of the few people aware of Ran's secret talent. She's the one to warn him to never use it again, as it may kill him.
- It's implied she knows the truth of what happened to Ran's mother, as she was likely there in the aftermath.
- Despite not being a Priest or Priest candidate (and even then, Siera didn't seem to know), she's aware of Shess being a rakshasa. Given Chandra's complaints about Agwen's lack of secrecy, it's possible she told Rana.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Mango milk. When he left for the water channel, Ran even left her a bottle of it alongside his letter.
- Tsundere: Of the sweet variety, towards Ran.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: And eyes, as it's normal for a pureblood.
Half, Hereditary Attributes: ???
Ran and Lutz Sairofe's mother. Her mother is the current king of the Yaksha Clan. She appears as a child in The Finite.
- Arc Words: "Those that live long, love long". She was the first person in-series to state it. No wonder, considering her love life. See MayflyDecember Romance below.
- Blinding Bangs: We never get to see her eyes.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Which she passed on to Ran, although accidentally - she mentions that she lost it when he was born, and that she suspected he was able to do it. It's heavily implied that said technique is fiendish magic - which would make sense, considering that Hana's mother is a nastika.
- Foil: To Jibril Ajes. See her entry.
- Human Mom Nonhuman Dad: Inverted. Her father was a human quarter, her mother was the Yaksha nastika Hanuman (the clan's current king).
- Little Bit Beastly: She had a tail and fur on her forearms.
- MayflyDecember Romance: With Tan Sairofe. She advises Ran to not end up in one of these, or at least to end up being the "Mayfly" of the two. Frankly, is hard to blame Hana for it. By the time of the Cataclysm, her marriage was falling apart. As she explains, when two people of different lifespans end up together, it sucks for both. As time passes, the one that ages faster ends up growing apart from their partner, that remains the same for a longer time and sees their loved one growing farther and farther away from them. Considering how her relationship with Tan developed, and what happened to her father, it's no wonder Hana is so embittered towards this kind of love.
- Missing Mom: Hanuman left Hana and her father when she was young, so she barely remembers her. She doesn't even know exactly what her mother is; according to Hana, her father told her that her mother was a nastika, but Hana didn't believe him. When Ran showed his surprise, she remarked her mother would probably only be a rakshasa.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: Her hair was white-grey though.
- Portmanteau Couple Name: Her name is a version of this. Her parents named her by joining the first two letters of their own names; so you have Hana, daughter of Hanuman and Nard.
- Posthumous Character: Which is a great source of grief for Ran, as he is is heavily implied to have killed her in self-defense. We know she died during the Cataclysm after going berserk through emotional resonance, but not much else. Tragically, Hana going out of control was the reason her son became so scared of halfs.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Averted; Hanuman, that considers herself to be ugly, even jokes that she's happy Hana doesn't look like her.
- Uneven Hybrid: Downplayed. Her father was a Yaksha quarter, and her mother a Yaksha nastika; in other words, Hana is not exactly a 50-50 half. However, in-universe, a half is whatever person of human heritage that has at least 50% of sura blood. What little sura lineage she inherited from her father doesn't really make any difference, so she's considered a half.
Quarter, Birth Attributes: Vayu-Nil-Nil
Kasak's late mother and wife of the Destruction Dragon, Taksaka. Her relationship with Taksaka is the focus of The Finite.
- Doomed Hometown: Her hometown was destroyed by Vritra posing as Taksaka.
- Gender-Blender Name: "Ian" is normally a boys' name.
- Good Parents: To Kasak. Luckily for him, as his father wasn't quite like Gandharva.
- Interspecies Romance: With Taksaka
- MayflyDecember Romance: Taksaka is as old as the universe. She's a Quarter who lost 80 years of her lifespan having a child.
- Morality Pet: To Taksaka, who restrains his temper for her sake.
- Posthumous Character: She's long dead by the time of Kubera canon. Averted in The Finite, that tells her story.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Her granddaughter is said to resemble her. Averted when it comes to Kasak; that, and the fact that he's male, only worsened Taksaka's resentment towards him (as Ian had to sacrifice eight decades of her life to have him).
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pink hair. It's one of the few things Kasak inherited.
Quarter, Birth Attributes: Nil-Nil-Nil
The current Priestess of Chaos, and in fact the only Chaos candidate in the city, as well as the head of the Kalibloom fighter's guild.
- Action Girl: She's more of a fighter than a magician. She gained an A+ magician's license (the second-highest one possible, excluding Asha's unique A++ rank) despite being all but incapable of using magic — using nothing but brute strength and skill with a sword.
- Action Mom: Considering she's a badass with a sword and she's Elwin's mom, she definitely qualifies. She can even take on human-form rakshasa and hold her ground solely on her skill as a fighter.
- Always Second Best: Has been the runner-up to Airi Yui in two consecutive fighter's tournaments. She clearly chafes at this.
- Beneath the Mask: In front of Gandharva and others, she's calm and cool. Inside her head, she's flustered by the hot guy she's letting stay in her house and worried about his secretive behavior.
- Birds of a Feather: With Gandharva. They both were separated from family members and know that they are likely dead, but want to believe that they're alive anyway.
- Came Back Wrong: When Teo was resurrected, it was not with her original soul, meaning that philosophical and metaphysical questions of identity aside, the Teo Rakan who came back is technically a different person inhabiting the same body and most of its memories.
- Childhood Friends: With Airi. Except no one was aware of this, leading to certain misunderstandings and misguided contempt on Teo's part.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Her subordinates feel this way on her behalf in Season 3, as the Priest summoners and Leez are all treated with more importance or authority, even in Teo's own city. Teo herself puts on a brave face, but in private it's clear that she's not happy about it either.
- Facial Markings: She has red marks under her eyes. They are easily mistaken for makeup, but are in fact a sign of her sura heritage.
- Genius Bruiser: She may be a poor magician due to her automatic 50% fail rate (due to her triple-Null birth attributes), but she still got an A+ ranking. All ranking tests have a speed calculations portion.
- Has a Type: Comments at one point that Gandharva's human guise is her type.
- Hidden Depths: Is somehow capable of using silent Chaos magic. This is notable given that one, Kali disappeared a long time ago, leaving the Chaos attribute nil, and two, those who can use silent magic tend to be rather ruthless.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Courtesy of being resurrected by Asha's Hoti Visnu, she had her time rewound back to before the beginning of Season II, judging by her being unaware of ever meeting Gandharva.
- Living with the Villain: What she concluded the situation with Gandharva was; she doesn't remember him, and, given how things went down, it's hard to disagree. While Gandharva isn't quite the "villain" in the common sense, his actions up until that point were very hard to defend, no matter the reason behind them. The bigger problem to Teo, however, is what he did after. Granted, he only attacked Kalibloom because her death and the emotional pain that followed led to him going out of control, but Teo is unaware of this. As far as she knows, he fooled her to either kill her or to destroy her city, or both. She feels deep guilt for not having seen through his "facade", and blames herself for the chaos that followed. No wonder she seems to hate him so much in season three.
- Locked Out of the Loop: She doesn't know the truth behind Airi's revival, as no one even knew they were friends and therefore they didn't think to tell her.
- Loophole Abuse: She gained an A+ magician's license, despite being mostly unable to use magic, because there ain't no rule that says you have to use magic on the tests — she overcame the tests that are meant to be solved with magic using brute strength.
- Magic Knight: Of the use spells (i.e. Hoti Kubera) to augment physical abilities while fighting with weapons variety.
- Magically Inept Fighter: Played with. She is described as having little magical skill outside of Hoti Kubera (likely due in large part to her attributes), but makes up for it by being highly skilled in the use of transcendentals and, as it turns out, silent Chaos magic.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: She's the president of Kalibloom's Fighters' Guild who hates dresses and can't even peel apples, while Gandharva is a Bishōnen who can cook despite not even needing to eat and presents himself as a helpless human with no interest in combat.
- Master Swordsman: Since she's a triple Nil, magic is too unreliable for her to use it as her primary skill. She makes up for it through sheer swordsmanship skill.
- Oh, Crap!: She has a quiet one when she spots Gandharva's sura form in the Lake of Reflection and realizes her house-guest is a sura.Teo: (thinking) Stay calm. Don't tremble. I saw nothing.
- Only Mostly Dead: Due to her body being preserved when Gandharva froze it in ice made from his body, it was possible for Asha to resurrect her using Hoti Visnu.
- On the other hand, it is later revealed that Hoti Visnu merely resurrects the body, but the soul inhabiting it is an entirely different one.
- Power Hair: She's cut her flowing hair down to a short bob between seasons two and three.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to both Elwin and Parr's Red.
- Took a Level in Cynic: After the events of Season Two, she's no longer so willing to trust in strangers. She only sponsors "Runa" and his "brother" because she has Maruna pegged as a Noble Demon and wants to determine his objective.
- Somewhat subverted though when it is revealed that the soul that identifies itself as 'Teo Rakan' after her death in Season Two is not the same soul as the original.
- Tragic Dream: Develops a crush on Gandharva that remains even after figuring out who he is. She even goes as far as to comment on her "hopeless dreams" of him allying himself with her, among other implied things, during her Last Stand against Sagara's troops. What makes it worse is that Gandharva decided he didn't want her to die after all, just before Sagara finishes Teo off right in front of him.
- Watching Troy Burn: Averted. She dies before Kalibloom is attacked."I do not wish to survive when my city is collapsed.
- We Used to Be Friends: with Airi. See her entry.
Half, Hereditary Attributes: Fire + Fire
Teo's adoptive daughter, and one of the few Halfs capable of hearing sura speech.
- Blinding Bangs: We don't see her eyes at all in her first few appearances, so she looks like a cute little girl with bunny ears and too-long bangs. Her eyes are actually a really freaky red color (sclera and all) due to her Yaksha Half nature.
- Happily Adopted: Elwin's adopted mom Teo genuinely cares for her and is heartsick with worry when she hears that Elwin has been kidnapped.
- Older Than They Look: She's not as old as her adoptive mother, but she still looks far younger than twenty-seven years.
- Useless Useful Spell: How she regards her ability to understand the Sura tongue.
Quarter, Birth Attributes: Vayu-Vayu-Brahma
President of the creation brand Brimo and the richest person on the planet. Ruche's older twin sister.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Her mind is always on money, even in the most dire of situations.
- Everyone Has Standards: She disapproves of Asha's killings and sends the evidence she's collected to Saha On when Asha shows no remorse for them.
- It's Personal: Once the full extent of Asha's spell repertoire is revealed. Asha isn't just an unrepentant Serial Killer to her. She's also an unrepentant Serial Killer who apparently ignored Riche's desperation for a Hoti Visnu user in the past. To rub salt onto the wound, as Ruche notes, Asha was too busy using Hoti Visnu to repeatedly murder people.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: Normally a cowardly Smug Snake, but when it comes to something she truly cares about (hint: not actually greed), she can be dangerously vindictive.
- Older Than They Look: As a Quarter.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Her large collection of god-level items were acquired through rather dubious means.
- Smug Snake: So, so much.
- Theme Twin Naming: With Ruche.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Subverted. Asha saves her life and yet she's among those shunning her after the Hoti Visnu reveal, as Leez observes. However, it's why Riche gives Asha the chance to defend herself, and it's only after Asha throws it back in her face that Riche decides to go in for the kill.
Pureblood, Birth Attributes: Kubera-Kubera-Kubera
The Priest of Earth. Lorraine's cousin.
- Alliterative Name: Siera Sies.
- Barrier Maiden: A male example. He is responsible for maintaining the Barrier of Earth.
- Being Good Sucks: See More Hero Than Thou below. It... did not end up well for him.
- Curtains Match the Window: Averted, despite being a pureblood.
- Early-Bird Cameo: He can be seen in chapter 6 in Brilith's exposition about magicians, but doesn't make a proper appearance until season 2.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He looks much younger than his thirty-one years.
- Meaningful Name: His name is similar to "Sierra", which means "mountain" in Spanish.
- More Hero Than Thou: Demands Kubera's bracelet back from Leez for the simple reason that the wielder will be used in Chandra's (potentially fatal) experiment, and out of altruism, he'd rather it be him than her.
- Nay-Theist: Downplayed. It's not that he doesn't respect the gods or that he's ungrateful for Agni's help, but he's usually the first (if only) Priest to express unease over the gods' presence (as Willarv is reverting back to its previous dependence on them) or doubt their goodwill.
- Only Sane Man: One of the only priests who'd rather not give up his humanity for silent magic.
- Perpetual Frowner: He's never happy. Admittedly, he doesn't have much reason to be. (Though this is almost certainly the reason why he has a slow vigour recovery.)
- Squishy Wizard: He has a very high magic ranking in addition to being a priest, but is inept at fighting. That said, he's still able to smash a hole in the wall of the temple when frustrated with Claude.
Half, Clan Attribute: Light, Hereditary Attributes: Darkness + Wind
A Half and fighter of Kalibloom. She competes in the Test of the Sword.
- Absolute Cleavage: Her dress is rather revealing.
- Action Girl: A member of the Kalibloom Fighters Guild.
- Bad Liar: According to Teo. That's why Teo doesn't tell her immediately that she knows that Maruna is a high-rank sura.
- Cassandra Truth: She's fairly certain "Runa" is the same superior sura she saw slaughter a group of fighters seven years ago, but there's no proof and none of the others saw his face clearly. Subverted; Teo believes her just fine and didn't tell her right away since Parr's a Bad Liar.
- Cat Girl: Her catlike ears and tail give her this appearance.
- Ms. Fanservice: She is an attractive pseudo-Cat Girl who wears cleavage baring dresses.
- Older Than They Look: Is 88 but appears 22.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Teo's blue.
- Super Senses: While she's no Garuda, her vision is excellent. A pureblood human would need technological aid to see what she can.
- Survivor Guilt: She blames herself for Teo's death due to leaving Teo's side to find help.
- Happens again when she stays behind while a group of fighters confront Gandharva. She didn't go with them because she didn't have a god-level item with her - not that the items were of any use, since the group gets obliterated by Maruna.
Quarter, Birth Attributes: Kubera-Kubera-Kubera
A lecturer at Kalibloom's university and Clary's sponsor. He competes in the Test of the Sword.
Half, Clan Attribute: Water, Hereditary Attributes: Sky + Earth
A Gandharva Half from Kalibloom. She competes in the Test of the Sword.
- Clark Kent Outfit: Who would say? Below those clothes, Clary is actually ripped.
- Fish People: Has a rather fishy look due to being a Gandharva Half.
- Half-Human Hybrid: She is a Half of the aquatic Gandharva clan.
- Not Himself: She attacks her allies under the effect of emotional resonance during the attack on Kalibloom. Apparently this isn't the first time this has happened; she mentions the Cataclysm during her apology to Zard.
- Older Than They Look: She's 115 but looks 28.
- Small Role, Big Impact: While a minor character, she was friends with Anna Haias and so is the one who reveals that the woman died long before the start of the series.
- That Liar Lies: Says this in general about Leez, although it can be chalked up to how she claims to be the child of Rao Leez and Anna Haias, who she says died in a red sky attack in the beginning of the story. Clary knows that in reality, Anna had died in N5, far before the start of the story. Needless to say, this doesn't go over well with Leez.
- Unusual Ears: Has ear fins.
Pureblood, Birth Attributes: Yama-Yama-Yama
The current Priest of Death and Airi's older brother.
- All for Nothing: The reason behind most of his actions in the second volume is to protect Laila. Immediately after he's managed to successfully manipulate Asha into murdering another Kubera name-holder in Laila's place, Laila sacrifices her lifespan anyway to summon Chandra, the God of Darkness.
- Ambiguously Evil: Although he justifies his actions by claiming that he serves The Needs of the Many, some of what he's done (like 'coincidentally' ensuring the defenses on God Kubera's artifacts were down right before Sura attacked to steal them) makes it unclear what side he's really on. The fact that he's introduced by nearly killing Leez in an attempt to win an argument with Asha doesn't help.
- Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: Everyone already knows he's shady, so he has no qualms about offering to be Asha's executioner. Saha doesn't take him up on it.
- Beware the Silly Ones: He's a fairly goofy guy and not all of it is a farce. Still good enough to be the Priest of Death, however.
- Big Brother Instinct: Loves Airi enough that he made a Deal with the Devil for her sake.
- Body Surf: What seems to be the use of Bhavati Yama, a spell he's quite skilled at using.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He doesn't even bother to do his job half the time, but because he's so good at it when he actually does, Rindhallow can't afford to replace him.
- Butt-Monkey: When not pulling at the strings, he's usually the resident punching bag or the butt of snarky comments, because it's Claude.
- Deal with the Devil: Well, with a god, actually, implied to be Brahma. In exchange for reviving his older sister, dead five years prior, he was given a lifespan of 200 years, but was made to become said god's pawn. He seems to be currently executing it's plans. Said deal was recently called off, as the god deemed him not useful anymore.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: With Airi. See her entry.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Laila even describes him as one of the most cold-hearted people she knows.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: No one's ever happy to see him, except for maybe Laila (if only because it means she can at least make sure he's working).
- Heroic Sacrifice: He survives (though not without repercussions), but he took on Laila's task of tracking Brilith's nightmare to protect Laila, and ultimately chose to save Brilith even at personal cost because if anything happened to Brilith, the burden would be on Laila as the remaining sole summoner on Willarv.
- The Needs of the Many: He is willing to ignore Asha's murders because he believes humanity needs her on their side, and is even willing to go so far as to suggest offering Leez as a 'sacrifice' to Yuta, allowing him to savage her repeatedly because the Golden Knight will simply heal her and because, again, humanity needs Yuta on its side. However, it's unclear whether he's being entirely honest about his actual goals...
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: When he stopped Asha from killing Laila, he assumed she'd then go after Leez—not Saha. Season 3 reveals that, although he may not show it, he does feel guilty.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: He acts like a goofy layabout, but he actually has a much better idea of what's really going on than almost anyone else, and most of his actions have a deeper purpose behind them. For example, his 'lazing about' in Kalibloom was (according to him) actually because he was frantically trying to get Yuta to stay on humanity's side. In Season 3, Chandra amusingly lampshades it, noting that he used to be someone pretending to be an idiot, but now that he lost his Deal with the Devil and memories associated with it, he's just an actual idiot now.
- Pet the Dog:
- He sincerely cares about Laila, with Saha even referring to this as his one redeeming quality.
- Likewise, he's on good terms with Airi, whom he corresponds with regularly.
- Unrelated to the above, he once gave Brilith a surprisingly sweet spiel about how she shouldn't be ashamed over her inability to use silent magic, as achieving her skill in magic while still retaining her humanity is something to be proud of.
- Plucky Comic Relief: Chandra refers to him as this after he loses his Deal with the Devil, citing that the cheerless temple could use an idiot like him (as Claude chases after him and Laila in smiley face pajamas...).
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: By Laila's accounts, he wasn't always a douche.
Quarter, Birth Attributes: Chandra-Chandra-Chandra
The current Priestess of Darkness. A hardworking woman who hides her face behind a mask.
- Beauty Mark: She has one under her left eye.
- Beneath the Mask: Her exasperation with Chandra isn't for show. Compared to Brilith's (former) Tsundere attitude towards Agni, Laila genuinely dislikes her god and displays the bare minimum of tolerance just to appease him.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Nobody seems to care at all about her ridiculous mask, presumably because (as the Priestess of Darkness) she's powerful enough to do whatever she wants.
- Childhood Friends: With Jibril Ajes, Brilith's mother. They are shown together at age 12 (being a quarter, Laila at the time looked only six). She also worries about Brilith's safety and health due to this friendship.
- Clark Kent Outfit: It's not obvious with the robes she wears, but Laila is rather well-built. Ran can't stop himself from staring when he sees.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Is the Priestess of Darkness, but far from evil.
- Dream Walker: Darkness silent magic is called dream tracking; she's quite skilled at it. She uses it several times to wake Brilith up from her nightmares.
- Given Name Reveal: Her real name is Kubera.
- Gonk: Most of the time she wears a ridiculously ugly green mask that makes her look like some sort of weird monster. Since it covers her entire head, it's not even obvious at first that it's not her real face.
- Kung-Fu Wizard: Along with being a skilled magician, she's good enough in physical combat to give Teo a run for her money, even if Teo held back due to Chandra's presence.
- Meaningful Name: "Laila" means "night" in various languages.
- Mysterious Backer: She created the A++ rank for Asha and gave her permission to use the Human Search System, despite not seeming to like her much.
- Nerves of Steel: Even amidst the constant chaos, very little fazes Laila. A good thing too, since she needs these to deal with the rather childish and temperamental Chandra.
- No Hero to His Valet: She acts as she pleases around Chandra since, as his summoner, she knows she can get away with it. She's more respectful to Agni, namely because he's actually a decent person.
- Rank Up: Much less drastic than Brilith's, but post-Timeskip, summoning a god bumps up her ranking from 3rd to 1st or 2nd.
- Sadistic Choice: She's made to choose between Claude's life or the info he holds, as the other will be lost. The being behind it tells her that they're pleased with her choice, and to not let go of that part of her.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Aloof and ruthlessly logical, but also kind enough to look out for Brilith and choose Claude's life over potentially valuable info, showing that silent magic hasn't completely robbed her of her humanity.
- Tsundere: Chandra thinks she's towards him. Thing is, he's wrong: Laila truly depises him, not only to for killing her master and being completely unapologetic about it, but also for being his massively arrogant ass of a self. Not to mention the way he treats her.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Claude claims she was once the most compassionate person he knew, compared to her hardened self now.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: She's rather violent with Claude (not without reason, mind you) and some of their dialogue towards each other can be vicious, but they have a long history together and she does care for him underneath everything.
- White-Haired Pretty Girl: She's implied to be extremely beautiful under her mask; the brief glimpses of parts of her face support this.
- You Can't Fight Fate: Chandra warned her of her impending death when she was a child, telling her to hide her identity and to summon him if she found her fate approaching despite her efforts. She seemingly avoids death when Saha is killed instead, but then Season 3 reveals that she's still set to die at this rate. She does have a fighting chance, but it's certainly not coming to her easily.
- You Killed My Father: She has not forgotten—or forgiven—that Chandra inadvertently killed her mentor during the Cataclysm.
Quarter, Birth Attributes: Brahma-Brahma-Brahma
Ran's older brother, Eloth's Creation Priest, and president of the Creation brand Artram.
- The Ace: Handsome, the Priest of Creation, talented enough to have been an AA if he'd tried, president of a company, and by Season 3, the richest person in the world according to Ran.
- Almighty Janitor: He deliberately slacked off on his magic exams, so his rank is much lower than his actual ability. According to Tilda, he could have been an AA.
- Aloof Big Brother: To Ran. It wasn't like this in the past, but he became distant after becoming the Priest of Creation.
- Always Someone Better: To Ran. Lutz is more successful, respected, and (as Ran whines to Agwen) better looking. That said, Ran doesn't genuinely resent him for it, likely because of everything Lutz has done for him and because he knows their father pressured him into this path, when Lutz himself had no interest in prestige.
- Armor-Piercing Question: After Ran expresses his horror over Claude's willingness to let a girl suffer for the greater good, and everyone's subsequent silence/implicit agreement, he turns to Lutz and asks him to say something. Though clearly uncomfortable with the entire situation, Lutz responds with a question he can't answer.Lutz: ... So, what do you expect us to do now?
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Is almost always seen in a black suit.
- Barrier Maiden: A male example. He is the current Priest of Creation and responsible for maintaining the barrier.
- Benevolent Boss: In a bonus chapter, he's shown working as a waiter to experience the conditions his employees do.
- Big Brother Instinct: He responded so quickly to Teo's request for assistance because Ran's in Kalibloom.
- Bishōnen: The author describes him as the most handsome male character. According to Ran he has fangirls.
- Chick Magnet: One of the most eligible bachelors around. Agwen tried to set Brilith up with him, and the fact she wasn't even into him was the sure sign that something was up with Brilith's love life.
- Dismotivation: He slacked off on his magic exams because he didn't want to become the Priest of Creation and instead wanted to stay with his brother. Unfortunately, Lorraine skipped out and he has too great a sense of responsibility to do the same.
- Early-Bird Cameo: He makes several appearances during explanations about magic or in Ran's flashbacks/mental images, but doesn't show up proper until mid-Season 2.
- Foil: To Asha.
- Both are talented, popular, and handsome magicians whose rank doesn't reveal their true skills.
- Both have a younger person that looks up to them, but while Lutz is a loving elder brother towards Ran, Asha is painfully abusive towards Leez. Both also are Always Someone Better to another (Lutz to Ran, Asha to Brilith). However, Lutz treasures his brother, while Asha had no qualms in destroying her friendship with Brilith.
- They are also somewhat related to massive mental health issues said people have. note
- Both were considered smarter than their peers from a young age, but while Lutz was always a talented magician, Asha originally had almost no magical talent.
- Both are willing to accept the death of others to achieve goals they believe are bigger and more important, but while Lutz thinks of The Needs of the Many, Asha kills people to further goals that benefit her only.
- Both have contrasting relationships with Saha and Lorraine.note Speaking of Lorraine, her disappearance at some point put both of their goals in jeopardy: Lutz, who had slacked off in his magical exams so as to not move away from Ran, was forced to become Priest of Creation after she ran away, while Asha's plan of stealing Ananta's power suffered from Lorraine's interference in a crucial moment.
- Kung-Fu Wizard: In addition being the Priest of Creation, it is mentioned that he once reached the later stages of a previous fighter's tournament.
- The Needs of the Many: He's willing to overlook Asha's serial murder and defend her in a trial. His argument is that the lives that she's saved and can save in the future far outnumber the people she's killed.
- Not So Above It All: Generally mature and sophisticated, but there are moments that remind you that he's related to Ran (around whom this side especially comes out).
- Older Than They Look: As a Quarter. He's not above using it to poke fun at Lorraine, calling her old when he's actually her elder (but appeared 14 at the time to her 20).
- The Power of Creation: The Priest of Creation, and owner of a Creation brand. He's Ran's (and Asha's by proxy) go-to person for modifying divine items, such as the Hide of Bondage or the Neutral Bow.
- Pragmatic Hero: Good at heart—Asha even describes him (and Ran) as someone who walks the path of light despite his Dark and Troubled Past. However, he's willing to put The Needs of the Many over morality and can veer into being The Spock at times, albeit with more remorse than the likes of Claude.
- Promoted to Parent: Before he left for school, he was one for Ran since their parents were constantly working. However, that aspect of their relationship has faded since then.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: A Priest and company president who doesn't mind using his position(s) to help the main characters out (the family connection doesn't hurt, but he's careful not to spoil Ran either).
- The Scapegoat: He killed his and Ran's mother in order to protect Ran, which Ran struggles to fully empathize with. Of course, by the time this is revealed, the reader can guess what really happened.
- Springtime for Hitler: Downplayed and zigzagged. Lutz deliberately lowered his performance at the magical exams; being a triple, he's one of the few people that can operate a city's barrier note . However, his attributes are all Brahma, and the Temple of Creation is in Eloth. He didn't want to move away from his little brother, so he did what he could to not go AA. It worked - somehow. He was still given a high rank, and ultimately ended up as Priest of Creation anyway (due to Lorraine running away).
- Too Clever by Half: A light-hearted example. Lutz is so prodigal (or extremely (un)lucky) that he failed at failing his magic exams! Case in point, despite guessing his way through the speed calculations and purposely screwing up the combat aspect, he got a higher rank than Brilith, the Priestess of Fire who gave the exams everything she had.
- What the Hell, Hero?: In the past, he called out Lorraine for leading Saha on when she had no intention of marrying him.
Quarter, Birth Attributes: Surya-Surya-Surya
The top-ranked magician on Willarv, as well as the Priest of Light and president of the Eloth Magic Guild. Lorraine's fiance. He demanded Asha's death constantly throughout her trial for 29 cases of homicide by magical accident, and argued fiercely (but unsuccessfully) for the passage of a Stolen Goods Law, which would have forced people to return stolen magical artifacts.
- The Ace: Genius magician with light powers and high authority that Asha herself described as a "natural born hero".
- Big Good: As the highest-ranking magician in the world, he's the one who takes charge when Willarv faces genuinely serious threats.
- Bishōnen: He once won a beauty contest with no makeup while in his street clothes, and as a Quarter, he ages slowly, giving him a young pretty-boy appearance.
- The Chains of Commanding: As he tells Lorraine, the hallmark of a leader is being able to put aside their emotions to do their duty—no matter how much it might pain him.
- The Chessmaster: His real purpose in having Asha's murder trial wasn't to get the death penalty for her, it was to gather all of the top magicians in one place so he can take them to fight in Rindhallow.
- Dogged Nice Guy: To Lorraine. He's been in love with her for years, but is very understanding and tells her to do as she likes, regardless of her family pressuring her to marry him.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: He looks so feminine that his fiancee pushed him to enter a beauty contest, which he won with no makeup while in his street clothes.
- Establishing Character Moment: The first time he officially appears, he receives a report of Sura attacking a town several hundred miles away... which he detects and blasts into oblivion without leaving his seat at the Mage's guild.
- His second chapter has him breaking into tears at the realization that one of the other magicians is complicit in Asha's murders, establishing both his sense of justice and his sensitive nature. And before both of these, our first Foreshadowing about him shows his silhouette arguing fiercely for the Stolen Goods Law (which would mostly be used against magicians like him) while the other magicians are clearly bored and disinterested.
- Foil: To Asha. They're two of the most powerful magicians in the world, but Saha uses his power for the greater good, while Asha uses it for personal gain. Saha is a stereotypically feminine man, whereas Asha is a stereotypically masculine woman. The author even describes him as the most beautiful man in the world, in contrast to Asha, the most handsome woman. He also received an oracle about the god Kubera's impending demise, but both the gods who gave them the oracle and the contents of said oracle were likely very different.
- Given Name Reveal: He's Eloth's Kubera.
- Good Is Not Soft: Despite his soft and caring nature, he is utterly devoted to law and justice, and refuses to back down when he feels that someone is genuinely guilty.
- Good Is Not Dumb: He puts a lot more thought into his actions than it seems at first; in particular, his zealous prosecution of Asha is actually intended to gather as many high-ranked magicians as possible in the Aeroplateau so he can transport them all to Rindhallow and make them fight in humanity's defense.
- In Touch with His Feminine Side: Beyond his feminine Bishōnen appearance, he has a soft, sensitive personality... most of the time.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: He encourages Lorraine to live her own life, saying that he'll wait for her as long as it takes.
- I Will Wait for You: He made a promise to Lorraine that he'd wait for her to be ready, no matter how long it took. Unfortunately, he ended up dying first.
- Light 'em Up: As the Priest of Light, he naturally has a triple Light attribute and attacks by blasting things with massive columns of light.
- Light Is Good: He's both the Priest of Light and one of the most straightforwardly heroic characters in the series.
- Nice Guy: So long as you're not Asha, he's kind, accommodating, and understanding. If you are Asha, see Good Is Not Soft.
- Sacrificial Lion: He gets killed relatively soon after being introduced in order to show just how far Asha is willing to go for her goals.
- World's Strongest Man: Officially, he is the most powerful magician on Willarv, although Asha may actually be more powerful.
- You Have Waited Long Enough: His family has tried to invoke this on him by setting him up with other candidates (e.g. Rana), but he firmly put an end to it.
- Your Days Are Numbered: His constant exhaustion hinted that even if he hadn't died, his life was coming to an end due to numerous attempts at summoning Surya.
Half, Clan Attribute: Wind, Hereditary Attributes: Unknown
Saha On's assistant and bodyguard. Also the General Manager of the Eloth Magic Guild.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Half human, half Kinnara.
- Older Than They Look: Is over 90 years old. Looks in her early 20s.
- Photographic Memory: Why she was able to get her position despite being a Half, and therefore incapable of learning magic.
- Red Herring: She was thought to be the Kubera in Eloth.
- Subordinate Excuse: Lutz thinks so.
- The Watson: So far, her role in the story has mostly been to give Saha On someone to explain his reasoning to.
Pureblood, Birth Attributes: Agni-Agni-Agni
A professor at Eloth's university.
- Adult Fear: Lost her children and most of her family to halfs she vouched for during the Cataclysm.
- Early-Bird Cameo: She is one of the Priest candidates shown to have been chased off by Brilith's success.
- She's also the woman who had the Staff of Agni before Brilith.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Not evil, per se, but even with her intense hatred of halfs, she still finds Asha repeatedly murdering them for power to be repellent.
- Gossipy Hens: With her colleague Erin.
- The Lost Lenore: What her late husband is implied to be for her. Despite 15 years having passed since his death, at the time of Asha's trial in Aeroplateau, she had yet not dated anyone.
- Took a Level in Kindness: She's much kinder and compassionate post-Time Skip.
- Tragic Bigot: She hates Halfs because her parents, husband, and children were killed by Halfs during the Cataclysm.
- Vain Sorceress: She wears a lot of makeup. Not so much after the Time Skip.
Quarter, Birth Attributes: Vayu-Vayu-Vayu
The Priestess of Wind in Aeroplateau, and an old acquaintance of Asha.
- An Arm and a Leg: She has prosthetic legs.
- Birds of a Feather: With Leez. They both suffered the loss of their home and loved ones, but tried to smile though it in fear that the only other people they knew would leave them if they didn't.
- Blow You Away: She's the Priestess of Wind. We get to see her skill in full effect when she helps defend Kalibloom from Taraka suras, with Agni even complimenting her ingenuity of manipulating his attacks using wind.
- Broken Bird: She covers it with being a Stepford Smiler, but she admits to Leez that none of her smiles feel genuine anymore, and when speaking to Asha, it's telling that she refers to both Asha and herself as "twisted".
- Early-Bird Cameo: She makes a brief appearance in chapter 6 during Brilith's exposition about magic, but doesn't actually show up in the storyline until over 200 chapters later.
- Childhood Friends: Was this with Asha, although it was one-sided on her part, as Asha seemed to just tolerate her.
- Child Prodigy: She was one before the destruction of Carte; her ability has dropped considerably since then, but her wind magic is still unparalleled.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She's a survivor from Carte.
- Foil: To Asha.
- Both are survivors from Carte who were rescued by Rao Leez.
- Mirha was offered Visnu's deal, but rejected it.
- Both are powerful magicians whose magical ability was affected during Carte's destruction. Mirha's abilities were hampered, while Asha gained them.
- Both have relationships with Leez that are affected by their past with her father.
- Mirha is kind and supportive towards Leez. She empathizes with her situation, and spends time with her.
- Asha is very cold towards Leez. She treats her as an inconvenience, and doesn't consider her suffering comparable to her own.
- Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Her room is full of them.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Subverted. She decides to defend Asha at her trial but lays out that she knows about all of the horrible things Asha has done. After all, she doesn't want Asha to think she's doing this out of blind trust, as she did in the past.
- King Incognito: She wears sunglasses, a hat, and a heavy jacket when she goes out so people don't recognize her.
- Lying to Protect Your Feelings: Does this to Leez during Asha's trial- in fact, her sole reason for defending Asha was to nullify the pain Leez would feel when the truth was revealed to her. She intended on telling the truth about Asha after Leez left Asha's custody and had time to recover. However, Mirha's assisstant jumps the gun and reveals the truth to Leez.
- Older Than They Look: She's a Quarter, so she only looks to be half her actual age.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: The fake name she gives Leez is "Mir." However, she intended it to be temporary from the start as she wanted to get to know Leez without any preconceptions staining the girl's behavior.
- Stepford Smiler: When she was young, she acted a lot like Leez did, smiling so she wouldn't be left alone.
- Teen Idol: Gives off this impression, compared to the other Priests. Apparently, she has rather zealous fans, much to her exasperation.
- We Used to Be Friends: With Asha. Sort of. Asha never liked her all that much, but any positivity in their relationship is long since gone.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In contrast to her yellow eyes. The difference is what makes Leez realize she's a Quarter.
Pureblood, Birth Attributes: Indra-Indra-Indra
The Priest of Sky in Aeroplateau, and Mirha's father.
- Foil: To Nard Lehn. Both are magicians originally from other planets that married a woman of sura heritage that was bound to live longer than them. Both fathered a daughter that ages at a slower rate than they do. Both their wives considered themselves to be ugly. However, Urha's wife died, but Hanuman simply left Nard. Both were left deeply depressed by the end of their respective marriages and never managed to forget the women they loved; but while Urha apparently got back on his feet, Nard lived miserably for the rest of his life.
- Hot Guy, Ugly Wife: He's relatively Tall, Dark, and Handsome while Mirha's mother had a spider head.
- MayflyDecember Romance: With Mirha's mother, who was a Half. He loved her deeply and can't even bear to throw her clothes away.
- Rugged Scar: It goes over his eye.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Which his daughter inherited.
Pureblood, Birth Attributes: Marut-Indra-Vayu
An incredibly powerful magician, quite likely the most powerful one on the planet (though she's ranked 5th since she wasn't allowed to take the last part of the test). She found Leez shortly after her village was destroyed, and took her under her wing once she heard her name. Her goal is also revenge; on whom and for what, exactly, is still unknown.
- The Ace: What everybody in Willarv sees her as. With cause. She even has a fanclub.
- Almighty Janitor: Her magician ranking is already quite high (5th), but the only reason she's not first is due to a technicality. Even the four mages above her are aware that Asha is more powerful than they are.
- An Arm and a Leg: She's very strongly implied to be missing her right arm, but she wears big bulky clothing to hide it.
- Bifauxnen: To the point that most people get pulled up short when they realise she's actually wearing a skirt. Which she actually does to point out that she's a she. Ran being Ran, it took him dozens of chapters to figure this out.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Very downplayed in the sense that Asha still presents a very credible threat, but... her character has shades of this. She believes herself to be Visnu's great envoy, the one all his plans were directed to, and the greatest chessmaster on the board. The climax of season two completely disabuses her of this notion. She walks into Sagara's lair with the hopes of achieving her goal - and Sagara laughs at her face. She's so hopelessly outmatched that Sagara doesn't even bother with trying to kill her - which ends up being a mistake, fair enough, as Asha is able to cast Hoti Visnu. However, even this ace in the hole of hers looks more like a child throwing a tantrum than anything else, and doesn't even do that much harm in the end. All in all, Sagara didn't suffer much damage as much as a setback. Not to mention Lorraine, who was also affected, and returned with the sole goal of avenging Saha. Plus, there is the fact that all of those that were affected by the spell are implied to have been given access to knowledge regarding the future, which was Asha's main strength. So yes, it's undeniable how much influence Asha has on the story overall, but it's not nearly as much as she believes. Off course, Currygom being Currygom, this could still be completely turned on its head.
- Broken Ace: What she sees herself as... with more cause. She was broken before she reached Acehood. In fact, it caused her to work hard to gain it.
- The Bully: A textbook definition in regards to Leez. Asha is incredibly abusive of the poor girl, much of which can only be accomplish due to the fact that Leez is extremely dependent on her.
- Child Prodigy: Subverted. While she was incredibly intelligent as a child, she had very low divine affinity and thus little magical power. According to Saha, one can train to increase their divine affinity, but the results are usually negligible. Asha, however, managed to increase hers from next to none to over ten thousand. The one other person mentioned to have divine affinity this high, Jibril Ajes, was so powerful she could give even rakshasas a run for their money.
- Comes Great Insanity: She rapidly deteriorates after killing Saha and taking his power. Yuta observes that her mind is falling apart and states that a human wasn't meant to hold such power. The better example of it may be the tantrum (ther's no other word for it, really) she threw when Yuta revealed he was only helping her because he thought it would be the best for Leez.
- Cool Big Sis: Averted in every possible way in regards to Leez. Asha goes out of her way to be the exact opposite of this.
- Cynical Mentor: Deconstructed. She verbally abuses Leez and has no qualms against hurting her to further her goals. This makes more sense when it's revealed that her original intention in going to Leez's village was to kill her, and that she initially only protected Leez because she knew her father. As of the Your Justice And Mine arc, she's entered full blown Evil Mentor territory.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: She can use Hoti Visnu to turn back time for objects or people, but every time she does so, it eats away at her existence.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Her entire planet was destroyed. She's a Serial Killer. One of her victims was Leez's father.
- Dark Horse Victory: A comment from Maruna suggests Asha is siding with neither suras nor humans, and is in fact aiming for this.
- Deadpan Snarker: Especially towards Ran.
- Deal with the Devil: She made some kind of deal with Visnu that allows her to use Hoti Visnu, which should be impossible after Visnu's disappearance. The price she'll have to pay for this is still a mystery, if it exists at all.
- Deceptive Disciple: To Lorraine. She was so good at it that Lorraine even believed in her innocence after Saha sentenced her to death for her crimes.
- Didn't See That Coming: She's the "that" that Sagara didn't notice beforehand. As a human mage, she's so unbelievably outclassed in regards to her sura opponents that Sagara, a nastika, didn't even bother with trying to stop her. And she's not wrong: in terms of power, compared to others in the setting, Asha is nothing. But the whole thing about Hoti Visnu is that it does not revolve around power, isn't it?
- Dissonant Serenity: At first, at least. Asha hardly ever changes her expression no matter what's going on around her - but, as the story progresses, this is increasingly subverted. She throws this completely out of the window close to Season Two's ending, when she learns that Yuta was only helping her because he thought it would be the best for Leez - she flips out completely, going as far as scream out loud. How many times before that moment did Asha snap like that?
- Domestic Abuse: While not in a romantic relationship with Leez, many of their later scenes together are eerily similar to a real life example of this. Asha leaves Leez completely isolated from others under pretext of helping her, constantly destroys her confidence by accusing of her being useless and accuses her of Playing the Victim Card when as it becomes more and more evident how awfully shes behaving. The situation eventually degenerates to the point Leez throws herself off a cliff multiple times trying to become a better fighter in order to try and get Ashas respect. Ashas responds by remarking on how lucky Leez has it because her bracelet allows her to learn a skill so easily. She ends up trying to murder Leez. Twice.
- Epic Fail: She was set to this, at least according to Sagara. Interestingly, everything went according to her plan, except the climax: when she went to Sagara's lair with the implied goal of stealing Ananta's power, the nastika made it very clear to her that she would never be able to do this. So, basically, Asha failure was so big that stopped her from trying.
- Even the Girls Want Her: Is the subject of a number of female crushes.
- To Lutz. See his entry.
- To Brilith as well. See her entry.
- Even to Mirha. See her entry.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: She went from a little girl with a low divine affinity of 136, to one of, if not the strongest magician on Willarv and an infamous Serial Killer.
- Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: She made a Deal with the Devil with Vishnu as a child and is in the middle of fulfilling it. She knows she still needs to complete the final "clauses" of her bargain, which at the very least means betraying her supporters by killing their loved ones. Who does she take her frustrations out on? Leez, because her psychological state was too fragile to for her to properly defend herself.
- Giver of Lame Names: When she tried to come up with a name for Yuta, she came up with three names; Blacky, Whitey, and Spotty. It's her only shown attempt at naming something.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Towards Leez for a variety of reasons.
- Good Angel, Bad Angel: Rao was the good one, encouraging her to 'live for the living' and supporting her in hopes that she would redeem herself in the future. Claude is the bad one, encouraging her to 'discard' Leez and even attempting to kill Leez for her.
- Important Haircut: Invoked. She cuts her hair with magic to test her resolve. If she has any doubts, she has the chance to subconsciously miscalculate and slit her own throat. She's been doing this since she was ten.
- Innocence Lost: The "Asha" arc, which focuses on her past, showcases how this happened to her. At first, no matter how smart or talented she was, Asha was still just another little girl. The whole Carte debacle - and all the shit she went through related to it - destroyed that child.
- Intelligence Equals Isolation: When she was at Eloth's university, she was ostracized because of her incredible intellect and power. Now she has a fanclub, but the members usually just admire her power and fame without really knowing her. She also has problems understanding the perspective of the average person, since she often takes her own knowledge for granted.
- However, this is at least partially self-inflicted. Many other brilliant magicians have strong relationships with friends and family, including Claude.
- It Runs in the Family: According to her mother, Asha inherited her personality from her father. Lilith worried that it could go beyond simply that, as her father died young - and she was right in worrying, as the Hoti Yama spell showed that Asha was never going to live a long life.
- It's All About Me: She doesn't care who or how many she kills to gain power. She even says something similar to it when being frank with Leez: unless she comes out as the "victor", nothing matters.
- Kick the Dog: Asha is made of these. Frequent after reviving Teo. Whereas she was at least cordial to Leez previously, she kicks her belittling, abusive behavior up a notch and rarely misses a chance to hurt Leez emotionally or physically.
- She frequently resurrected her victims in order to test out her spells on them. While the spell she used resurrects them with a different soul (usually that of a low level Asura), her victims had no idea they weren't human.
- Then she reveals that all her past Pet the Dog moments were her thinking of Rao. She was never thinking of Leez herself, just the girl's father. Leez dislikes people treating her differently because of her father. And even this isn't softened at all by the fact that she killed him too.
- However, she was also on the receiving end of this once. Visnu could have healed her arm, but never did it, and simply as a punishment for a relatively small transgression. Honestly, almost everything in regard to her relationship with Visnu has some element of Asha suffering from this.
- Lady Looks Like a Dude: To the consternation of Brilith and Ran.
- Like Father, Like Son: Much to her mother's worry.
- Living Emotional Crutch: To Brilith. When hovering between life and death, the only reason she has to come back is because she can't let Asha be alone.
- Season 3 grabs this trope by the hair and beats it up in a dark alley. After recovering her memories, the only character that hates Asha more than Leez is Brilith herself.
- Mysterious Backer: For Leez. So far, Asha has been firmly on Leez's side, but she can be very abusive and it's clear she still has her own agenda going that may or may not be in Leez's best interest. Turns out her ultimate goal is to acquire the power of Ananta.
- Mysterious Past: Her dealings with Rao, Visnu, and Kubera, and her experiences on Carte remain unclear for a long time.
- Not So Stoic: Whenever certain details about her past come up, she expresses surprising emotion. In the present day, she even appears distraught after attacking Leez while the latter was trapped in an escape pod that was about to launch.
- It's also Played for Laughs during a brief travel montage when Asha witnesses Leez eating with a pair of chopsticks in each hand and is completely shocked.
- Pet the Dog: Every once in a while, she'll do something nice for Leez. This comes to an abrupt end in Season 2. See Kick the Dog.
- She's also very respectful to Yuta, whom she treats as more of an equal. Or so he thought. The impression he has by hearing her through insight was that even this was solely done out of a desire to use him.
- Please, I Will Do Anything!: What she tells Visnu, just for the chance of becoming powerful. Followed by an "Anything?', as he immediately makes it clear how she cannot use those words lightly.
- Power at a Price: She can use Hoti Visnu, sacrificing her existence little by little with each use. To get the ability in the first place, she sacrificed what she would come to consider most precious, which is implied to have been Rao, whom she hadn't met yet.
- Rank Inflation: Despite getting the best scores in history on her magic exams, she wasn't allowed to take the last test (compatibility with a barrier stone) because she doesn't have a triple attribute, meaning it would be very dangerous. Normally, the highest rank for someone who can't take that exam is A+, with AA being the rank above it. Her examiner invented the A++ rank on the spot as a mark of her achievement. During the siege on Atera, she proves that she can use a barrier stone anyway (by changing the attribute of the barrier to match her attributes, something assumed to be impossible). The arc is named "AAA," implying that is the rank she deserves.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Leez's red. Blue again to Ran's red. Yet again the blue to Mirha and Brilith's red, although the latter regaining her past memories plays with this trope.
- Revenge: Her goal. It's a stepping stone.
- Sanity Slippage: Starts to become increasingly unstable as the time for her to finish her mission approaches.
- Sadist: From Asha's backstory, it is fairly obvious that she subconsciously resents all the people in her life who back-talked about her amazing talents and how they amounted to nothing, but denies her envy and tells herself she just wants power. All the death and mayhem she caused in pursuit of revenge is, in fact, her trying to take out her childhood hatred towards her friends on random people who happened to have something in common with the population of a dead and buried planet..
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Asha's connections are good enough to let her literally get away with murder. 32 times.
- That is, until new evidence comes to light. The reveal of Asha being capable of Hoti Visnu, and all the victims having the name "Kubera" reopens the case, and Saha On is pushing for the death penalty.
- Take a Third Option: Pulls this frequently, like when she changes the attributes of the barrier in Atera.
- Played for Drama when Claude prevents her from killing Laila. She doesn't want to kill Leez, but needs to kill one more Kubera. So what does she do? Go after the third Kubera, Saha On, the number one magician of the whole planet.
- The Stoic: When you see any emotion on her face, you know it's something big.
- The Svengali: To Leez.
- Tongue-Tied: She is physically prevented from talking about certain things.
- Took A Level In Jerk Ass: A lot of her Pet the Dog moments towards Leez disappear over the course of Season 2.
- What Could Have Been: In-Universe, had Asha not killed Rao Leez, it is implied that he would've adopted her and Asha and Leez would have been sisters. In the end, he died, making this future just an unfulfilled possibility. This future is referred to as the Golden Timeline by the fans, as it would've been the happier future for many characters who are currently in suffering. Even Asha hints at this.Asha: Would the other possibility that you saw in me at the time, the other path that I didn't choose... really have been unhappier than now?
- World's Strongest Man: She's ranked fifth most powerful mage in the world, but that's just because she wasn't allowed to take the last test. All four of her "superiors" are well aware she is much, much better than them. One of them is even the president of her fanclub.
- Would Hurt a Child: Some of her murder victims were children.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Very light blue.
- Younger Than They Look: She's actually 17 years old since she ceased to exist for three years. Wouldn't guess it by looking at her.
- Your Days Are Numbered: She has only a year or two left of her lifespan. She deliberately overused Hoti Visnu to disappear for those three years, since she wouldn't have lived long enough otherwise.
Half, Clan Attribute: Fire, Hereditary Attribute: Destruction
The only dragon Half on the planet, and strong enough to fight multiple higher-level sura on his own. Famous across the world.
- Action Dad: As a 132 years-old dragon Half, he has the power of a 5th stage Rakshasa. He also has a 62 year old daughter.
- The Atoner: He tries not to make excuses for his actions during the Cataclysm and simply helps out the best he can. Deconstructed: Kasak's behavior regarding his actions is not one of giving excuses, true, but his emotionlessness about the whole thing drives away people, including his own daughter, and makes it remarkably hard for them to sympathize or forgive him - as Laila points out, people haven't forgotten about what he did.
- Big Eater: He has to eat large quantities of meat (be they animal or sura) to keep up his vigour levels, and can often be seen snacking on beef jerky. Amusingly, this leads to an incident where Yuta, a fellow Big Eater, clears out the pantry before he can.
- Can't Kill You, Still Need You: He might know something about Kalavinka's whereabouts, hence why Maruna needs him alive. Not that Samphati gives a shit about that.
- The Comically Serious: His interactions with Yuta, funnily enough.
- Commonality Connection: There's a lot he finds irritating about Yuta and is justifiably suspicious of his role and background. But, they both realise that they have a lot in common, even if they are likely to wind up at odds down the line. And, both could get something out of any relationship they cobble together.
- Destructive Savior: During the attack on Atera. Agwen freaks out, but as Kasak points out, it's hardly the time to worry about the state of the city.
- Does Not Know His Own Strength: As a child, he badly injured his mother without thinking. It's also mentioned in the author afterword that he blew Shess's head off a few times while growing up (even before he knew Shess could survive that), although it's unclear if that was actually unintentional.
- Fire-Forged Friends: With Leez, due to being each other's only human company for seven years in the sura realm.
- Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: He's left emotional scars on Agwen that haven't yet healed, and though his celebrity status seems to help mitigate any prejudice against him, Laila reminds him that in Rindhallow, they have not forgotten what he did during the Cataclysm.
- Good Is Not Nice: He's actually quite heroic, and once things start going down, he essentially dedicates his life to helping out. He's just... not a pleasant person to spend any amount of time with.
- Happily Married: Subverted, in sharp contrast to his parents. Whereas Ian still loved Taksaka despite his true nature and Taksaka cared for Ian even without his earrings, Kasak's wife despised him once she realized what he was truly like and although Kasak initially insisted in The Finite that he'd love her without the earrings, he ultimately didn't.
- Human Mom Nonhuman Dad: His parents were a Quarter and a Nastika. Their story is told in the side novel The Finite.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Deconstructed. Kasak is an unpleasant person to be around, but he willingly fights on the front lines for the sake of others and there are strong hints that his unemotional nature doesn't stop him from caring about his daughter. And yet, his lack of feelings makes it difficult to see his better part, and causes Agwen to feel that he doesn't give a damn about her - because Kasak himself once warned her that, without his earrings, he might not. He does have a heart of gold, but it serves as no consolation for the people that have to endure his jerk side.
- Never Got to Say Goodbye: Visnu lied to him about when Ian was due to die (namely so that Taksaka wouldn't get his earrings back until Ian's death wouldn't be so raw) and thus he only returns home long after she's passed, much to his dismay.
- Not So Stoic: His emotions are more muted than nonexistent, and he infrequently expresses frustration in his inability to feel without the earrings.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: When Yuta believes Kasak was delayed in the Crescent Gate because had to get away from Taraka, Kasak casually informs him that no, he just killed her.
- Older Than They Look: Asha reminds Leez that as a Half, Kasak is old enough to have a grown daughter, despite looking barely older than Agwen (who herself is Older Than They Look). Amusingly, Kasak tends to interact with people who look younger than him but are Really 700 Years Old, and so Maruna (~1000 years old) still calls him a kid, and Kasak calls Yuta (a couple hundred years old) hyung as a barb and Shess the same unironically (Shess being a longtime family friend and almost as old as the universe).
- Overprotective Dad: He doesn't like it when someone else calls Agwen 'Princess'.
- Only Child Syndrome: There wasn't really any chance of Kasak having siblings right from the beginning. His father didn't want him to be born. And even if she could, Ian likely wouldn't be able to carry another child to term; she was a quarter, but every dragon half takes 80 years of their (human) mother's life.
- Given the circumstances of the Vritra clan, it's not unlikely that he really is Taksaka's only child.
- Papa Wolf: He jumps between this and Parental Neglect as the result of his dragon side. When he wears the earrings, he is a caring, cheerful dad. But when he takes them off, he becomes cold-blooded and extremely neglectful of his daughter. That said, there are signs that he does care for her even in that state.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: To Samphati:Those great transcendentals of yours.. Go ahead and use them over there.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When tired of Agni's attempts at Obfuscating Stupidity, he threatens to take Agwen and flounce out of the planet (and conflict) altogether.
- The Stoic: As a dragon half, he's almost completely emotionless when he's not wearing his earrings.
- Strong Family Resemblance: He looks very much like Taksaka (which was one of many points of contention between them during Kasak's childhood). It weirds Agni out to have someone with Taksaka's face be so... talkative.
- Unable to Cry: At least, not without his earrings. After his Emotional Resonance induced rampage during the Cataclysm, he shows no emotion, despite having killed his wife. A distraught Agwen asks why he can't even shed a single tear for what he has done. Kasak responds that he can only do so if he has his earrings, as he doesn't feel love for his late wife or his daughter without them. He then tells Agwen that if she wants him to cry she will have to help him find his earrings.
- Uncertain Doom: At the end of the second season: he hasn't returned from the Cresent Gate. Yuta's not sure if the beings that reside within would have seen him as an enemy and killed him, or as an ally. In Season 3, he returns alive, though not necessarily well.
- Uneven Hybrid: He's not considered so In-Universe, as halfs are classified as anyone with more than 50% of sura blood (that still has human heritage, that is). However, his mother was also a Vritra quarter; Kasak has Vritra blood from both sides of his family.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Inverted. He's trying to make things up to Agwen for his actions during the Cataclysm, if stunted and awkwardly.
- Winged Humanoid: He can manifest wings of black fire/smoke to fly.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pinkish, one of the few things he inherited from his mother.
- Your Days Are Numbered: In Season 3, it's revealed that he has a short lifespan (for a Half) and that it's soon coming to an end.
Quarter, Birth Attributes: Agni-Agni-Agni
Kasak's daughter, and a professor at the magic university in Eloth.
- Affectionate Nickname: "Princess", courtesy of her father. The reason for it, however, is rather depressing.
- Always Second Best: As a priest candidate (and therefore emergency replacement) for maintaining Atera's barrier, she was constantly compared to Brilith, the official priestess- usually for their looks, age, personality, abilities (including summoning)- while she had to replace her. However, Agwen kept her cool and didn't let this get to her.
- The Caretaker: It's hinted she was this to her mother, who became mentally ill after Kasak crippled her.
- Fiery Redhead: Rather temperamental and willful. Literally, too: Agwen's a triple Agni. Coincidentally, the Vritra clan's shared attribute is fire.
- Hot Witch: She's a magician, and her hat is very reminiscent of a witch hat. She even has a staff that resembles a brook.
- Locked Out of the Loop: She seems unaware that Shess is a superior sura. When Agni questions her, she refers to him as an old acquaintance of her father's and is confused as to why he would ask. On the other hand, she's aware by Season 3, so either she tried to lie to Agni or she's been informed since then.
- The Matchmaker: Her only worry about leaving Atera to live in Mistyshore, post-Timeskip, is that with Agwen gone, Brilith no longer has anyone to set her up on dates.
- The Mourning After: It's implied she hasn't been in another relationship since the Cataclysm. She does mention to Shess that she'd be happy to find a nice man, but the addendum of how it's fine now that her dad isn't around to kill her boyfriend again suggests she's still reeling from the trauma.
- Nice Hat: A witch's hat that she loses in the Crescent Gate.
- Older Than They Look: Looks to be in her thirties, but as a Quarter, she's in her sixties.
- Only in It for the Money: Inverted. She happily took a paycut when she transferred to Mistyshore (and likely a significant one, as one person comments there's no way the city could've offered her enough), as she likes the city itself better than Eloth.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Supernatural Powers!: Or rather, Screw the Rules, My Dad's a Really Hungry Dragon! When she's told that she can't just buy uncooked meat from the chef, she makes it clear that she's not taking no for an answer. (Once they realize who it's for, they quickly acquiesce.)
- Secret Keeper: She's mentioned to be one of the people who knows about Airi's circumstances, and she's also one of Shess's status as a Rakshasa (though Chandra is frustrated that she's not as secretive as he wants her to be).
- Stern Teacher: It's mentioned that she's so strict that she fails most of her students, and that one of her former students switched schools just to get away from her. Asha thinks well of her as a teacher, though.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Noted to resemble Ian, her grandmother. Others were hopeful that it'd soften Taksaka—who hated Kasak for not looking like Ian—to her.
- Tsundere: Towards Kasak. Leez is surprised to see the (exasperated) way she treats her own father, but Asha tells her that their situation is... complicated. What with, you know, the whole "he killed several people she loved and feels nothing for her without his earrings on" mess.
- What Beautiful Eyes!: She inherited her blue eyes from her ancestor Utpala.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: She's excited to be living in Mistyshore in her debut... only to immediately be sent to Atera as Brilith's backup. In Season 3, she finally gets her wish.
Quarter, Birth Attributes: Unknown
A blind magician hailing from the planet Taitalika, he eventually moved to Willarv along with his lover, Hanuman, at Visnu's request. He sponsored Taksaka to help him meet Ian. After Hanuman left him, he fell into depression and wandered Willarv with his daughter for the rest of his life.
Ran and Lutz Sairofe's grandfather. There is no indication that he's related to Kaz and Haas, the Lehn brothers from Leez's village.
- Cassandra Truth: His daughter doesn't believe her mother's a nastika. She passes this belief onto her own children.
- Foil: To Urha Simon. See his entry.
- Interspecies Romance: With Hanuman. It... does not end up well.
- MayflyDecember Romance: His relationship with Hanuman was bound to be this from the beginning; he ages at half the rate of a pureblood human being, but Hanuman is an immortal nastika as old as the universe itself. Hanuman herself worried that he would die and that she would end up forgetting him; sadly, it never even got to this point, as she left him when Hana was a child.
- Older Than He Looks: He's a quarter, so he looks half his actual age.
- One True Love: Hanuman. After she leaves him, Nard just falls apart.
- Portmanteau Couple Name: How he and Hanuman named Hana. See Hana's entry.
- Posthumous Character: Not in The Finite, but he's long dead by the time of Kubera.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Inverted, at least as far as Hanuman is concerned. Nard disagrees.
- Walking the Earth: After Hanuman leaves, Nard falls into severe depression, and spends the remainder of his life wandering Willarv with his daughter.