The City of Akiba (Log Horizon) | Other Cities of Yamato | Other Characters
The biggest Hub City in the Yamato server, Akiba is home to 15,000 players, and is the base of operations of many of the characters featured in the books, specifically Shiroe and his friends. In appearance it looks like the ruins of modern-day Akiba, except overgrown with vegetation.
Initially lawless, the city later gains a governing body through the Round Table Council, made up of representatives of major and minor guilds. The city becomes much more hospitable after that point — buildings are fixed, debris are cleared, the ever-present foliage is pruned, and businesses and residences are opened in the central part of the city. Barely two seasons later, Akiba looks almost like how it does in the real world.
Log HorizonFor tropes relating to the eponymous guild, see here.
Crescent Moon Alliance
A medium-small guild operating in Akiba, the Crescent Moon Alliance does not have any specialisation per se and instead focuses on providing beginner to mid-level players with a friendly and comfortable gaming environment. It becomes heavily involved in the politics of Akiba after the Catastrophe and is later one of the founding members of the Round Table Council.
After the founding of the Round Table Council and the disbandment of Hamelin, most of the newbies decided to join the guild due to their part in their rescue, thus the guild gained a reputation for training newbies on the aspects on Elder Tales and how to survive in the new world.
The guild is the main focus of the spinoff Honey Moon Log, which reveals their lives outside of the game prior to the Apocalypse, and the viewpoint of the group during the chaotic first few days after its members got trapped in Elder Tale.
The guild master of the Crescent Moon Alliance, Marielle comes off as a rather quirky person who glomps at virtually anybody and always smiles. In reality, she is a competent leader who does her best in keeping her guild afloat in the trying times of post-Catastrophe Elder Tale.
- Christmas Cake: Indirectly stated in the light novels. Shiroe is 23, while Naotsugu is two years his senior at 25. Henrietta indicates Marielle is three years older than Naotsugu, which puts her at 28. Maryelle also refers to herself as a grandma in the novels. This trope is only implied in the anime when she refers to herself as 'desolate'; Henrietta calls her on it. In both cases, it appears to be at least downplayed; see Naotsugu's Ship Tease entry.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Does not like seeing Tetra around Naotsugu at all, particularly as she tends to play The Tease around him.
- Cool Big Sis: Acts as one for her guild members, and to a lesser extent, Shiroe's party. Shiroe recognizes this by saying that in every successful party or guild there's something acting behind the scenes keeping it together. The anime tweaks her personality towards Team Mom.
- Cuteness Proximity: Virtually everyone triggers this for her, as seen in her first scene in the anime where she glomps Shiroe, Naotsugu and Akatsuki in succession.
- Healing Hands: As a result of being The Medic, she can restore HP with her bare hands.
- The Idiot from Osaka: Subverted. Although she speaks with a Kansai Regional Accent and acts all genki to most people around her, it is implied that her cheerfulness is just her way to cope with the uncertainties of the game world.
- Imaginary Love Triangle: Interestingly she's in two of them:
- Ms. Fanservice: It's full force in the light novel, especially during the training camp, where her figure in a bikini was described as "criminal". It's toned down in the anime, but still there. Observe: ◊
- Perpetual Smiler: Coupled with the Moe Stare, this allows her to put up an air of reassurance in front of her guild members and also proves to be very useful in aiding her negotiations with outsiders.
- Red Baron: The Sunflower of Akiba
- Ship Tease: With Naotsugu.
- It's more apparent in Honey Moon Logs than the light novel, where the attraction between the two stays remarkably low-key and not commented on.
- In the anime's second season, Henrietta often teases her about being "A maiden in love".
- Squishy Wizard: Her Cleric build forgoes heavy armor/shields in favor of robes which increases her maximum MP at the expense of defense and HP.
- The Tease: Cut from the anime, but she often teases people about letting them touch her breasts.
- The Wonka: The Genki Girl and Woman-child who glomps strangers is the guild master.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Played for laughs. After the paperwork of Shiroe's Round Table plan traps her in her office for three days she claims she's developed a fear of people in glasses.
One of the leaders of the Crescent Moon Alliance, Henrietta also serves as the guild's accountant. She's Maryelle's best friend, and one of the very few people able to convince the easy-going guildmaster to do actual work.
Like her role in-game, Henrietta worked as an accountant in the real world as well. Add to this the fact that she has a MBA, as well as her father's own work as a broker, means that she's likely the only person among Shiroe's contacts with any practical experience with regards to running a business. This knowledge comes to very good use when Shiroe first enacts his plan to change Akiba.
- Adjusting Your Glasses: By the corner, instead of the bridge like Shiroe. It is less sinister.
- Cuteness Proximity: Akatsuki triggered this for her the moment they met. The serious woman disappeared immediately and was replaced with a smiling woman brushing Akatsuki's hair.
- Do Not Call Me "Paul": Really doesn't like being called by her real name, Umeko.
- Embarrassing First Name: Dislikes hearing her first name, Umeko, but Marielle always says it when upset.
- Hidden Depths: Despite her general demeanor around Akatsuki, she is able to give the younger woman meaningful and incisive lectures, as she does after Akatsuki's death trying to confront the serial killer alone, pointing out how detrimental her attempt to go things alone and to push everyone but Shiroe away are.
- I Am Not Pretty: She doesn't consider herself attractive and interprets all stares as people looking at Marielle. What she doesn't understand, is that they are looking at Marielle and herself; they see Marielle as the rays of the sun, and herself as the light of the moon.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: While she confirms to herself that she likes Shiroe, she notes that her feelings are not at the same level as Akatsuki and Minori and quietly backs off, wishing whomever captures Shiroe's heart happiness.
- I'm Taking Her Home with Me!: Often to Akatsuki, up to and including forcing her into cute outfits.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: Displays this from time to time, particularly when in close proximity to Akatsuki to highlight what deviously cute plan she has in store.
- Spoony Bard: Normally an aversion because she is anything but spoony...except when Akatsuki is involved.
- The Stoic: Her usual persona is focused and business like.
- Stoic Spectacles: Similar to Shiroe, her glasses emphasize her business-like nature.
One of the leaders of the Crescent Moon Alliance, Shouryuu serves as the guild's combat team captain. As a Swashbuckler, his build and gear is focused more on fighting against monsters rather than other players. IRL he's a high schooler.
- Berserk Button: Badmouthing Marielle in front of Shouryuu is a big no-no.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: Doesn't seem very happy and stalks Marielle in episode 13 of season 2 after seeing her making Valentine's Day sweets, and giving them to Naotsugu.
- Honor Before Reason: As Honey Moon Logs shows, his devotion to Maryelle can lead to him doing frankly stupid things, like not retreating even when faced with a clearly superior opponent.
- Hopeless Suitor: To Marielle, ever since they first met in the real world. Too bad Marielle treats him like a kid brother instead.
- The Leader: Despite Marielle being the guildmaster, he is the guild's leader in combat.
- Wolf Man: Is supposed to be one, but like all of the Wolf Fang race only exhibits dog ears and tail when in combat or under stress.
The guild's other combat leader, Hien is one of the rare assassins specced up for ranged combat instead of melee. Although loyal to both Marielle and the guild, Hien's fun-loving nature usually gets the best of him, which makes him either disrupt otherwise serious discussions, or find excuses to goof off and not work. IRL he's a high schooler.
- Canon Foreigner: He originated from Honey Moon Log and was not in the first several volumes of the Web Novel/Light Novel, but appeared early on in the anime. By Volume 10 of the Light Novel, he's officially inducted into canon as a member of the Shibuya Raid Party.
- Do Not Call Me "Paul": Really doesn't like being called by his real name, Madoka, but not as much as Henrietta dislikes being called by her real name.
- Facial Markings: Has claw-like marks on his face. Fox Tail, you know?
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his propensity for getting on his guildmates' nerves with his antics, Hien is a good guy at heart, as shown when he helps Nanami get her jar back.
- Little Bit Beastly: A Fox Tail like Nazuna.
- The Prankster: As shown in Honey Moon Logs, he disrupts a serious chess game between Aizel and Yoshinaga because he felt that it was too boring, and runs off with some of Crescent Moon's hamburgers because he didn't feel up to working that afternoon.
- The Slacker: Only hinted at in the anime, but despite his level Hien would rather coast along with the minimum amount of effort, which is why the Crescent Moon campaign took a lot out of him. Farming boars all day is hard.
Class/Level: Druid/Lv.19 (Beginning) /Lv.25 (Present)
As her class level suggests, the young girl is relatively new to Elder Tale. When the Apocalypse took place, she happened to be in the middle of a dungeon raid in Susukino, leading to her getting stranded in the now lawless city ruled by the Brigandia guild.
- Audience Surrogate: Keeping in mind that this anime is aired in NHK at Saturday 17.30 JST, it's easy to see her as an Audience Surrogate for the younger female viewers. Her character arc delivers a time-honored lesson for kids: your friends will help you fight the bullies.
- Damsel in Distress: Attacked by player killers shortly after logging in and was promptly rescued by Nyanta. This triggered a short Rescue Arc.
- The Dog Bites Back: In the anime, she stops an attacking Demikas from attacking Shiroe.
- Everyone Can See It: Despite trying to hide it, everyone figures out that she has a crush on Nyanta.
- Familiar: She has a pet wolf spirit, and it's so damn adorable.
- Honorary True Companion: After the training camp she pretty much becomes a full-time member of Log Horizon's junior party and does all her adventuring with them, but feels too indebted to Marielle and Crescent Moon in general to actually switch guilds.
- Living MacGuffin: Reuniting her with the Crescent Moon Alliance is why Shiroe's party journeys to Susukino.
- Older Than They Look: Downplayed. Her age is 17 but acts and looks like 12 years-old.
- Precocious Crush: Towards Nyanta. While cleaning his home she imagined herself as his housewife.
- Shrinking Violet: She's very shy and easily bullied. She spends most of her time hiding behind Nyanta.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: During an internal gush about Nyanta, she thinks about how kind he is and how willing he is to help others. Akatsuki concurs and says she has "good taste".
- Took a Level in Badass: During the Training Camp she gains confidence and learns more diverse abilities. In episode 17, she snares the monsters Touya lured to her position so Rudy and Isuzu can blast them, and in episode 19, she's seen casting offensive spells and remembering to use her summon pet more as well, as commented by Nyanta and Naotsugu.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: She sees her level 44 Housekeeper subclass as useless. In retrospect, she wishes she chose something like Artisan.
- White Magic: As a druid she can cast healing spells. Though the majority of her healing magic in the anime uses a green tint, this is played straight with a few spells, and sometimes with her staff.
- Young Entrepreneur: The reason she started playing Elder Tales was to become a shopkeeper, but because you have to progress further in the game in order to unlock the Merchant/Accountant subclasses, she ended up picking Housekeeper as filler. She deeply regrets the choice and wishes she had chosen a crafting subclass instead, like Artisan or Tailor.
- The Bus Came Back: The Hamelin refugees saved early on in the series feature in Volume 13/the last arc of Season 3, as with levels in the high 50s and low 60s, they are the only other Adventurers that Minori can count on to build out the Akiba Guild Hall Raid Party and save the city from the Genius Eirenus.
- Chinese Girl: Mei Fa wears Chinese style clothes as her shtick.
- Miko: Asuka, the guild's kannagi, dresses in the traditional white and red of Japanese shrine maidens.
- Playing with Fire: Eizel, as a sorcerer, seems to prefer fire-based magic.
- Samurai: Yoshinaga, an elf samurai, and the only other member of the guild who's anywhere close to being good in melee after Shouryuu.
- Skunk Stripe: Eizel's hair is mostly dark blue but it has a stripe of lighter blue. It distinguishes the sorcerer along with being taller than everyone else in the guild.
- Team Pet: Kokoriko, a roc chick that hatched and imprinted on Mei Fa while the guild was out collecting ingredients for the pudding Maryelle and Henrietta presented to the three production guild masters.
- The Medic: Liliana, the guild's other cleric, is obviously capable of healing, when she isn't pulling double-duty as Maryelle and Henrietta's secretary.
- Token Mini-Moe: Ashlinn is the smallest and youngest of the guild, which contributes major cuteness. It makes sense, as she's not only a grade-schooler, but she'd barely just finished the tutorial section of Elder Tale when the Catastrophe happens.
West Wind BrigadeThe main characters of their eponymous spinoff, the West Wind Brigade (西風の旅団 lit. Nishikaze no Ryodan) is a medium-sized guild of about sixty members, it has nevertheless made a name for itself as a powerful raid guild rivaling Akiba's other raid guilds, like Krusty's D.D.D. and Isaac's Black Sword Knights. Soujirou founded it in the wake of the disbanding of Debauchery Tea Party, because he didn't want the legacy of the Tea Party to be forgotten, and indeed absorbed five of its members — Nazuna and Saki, DTP's main healers, as well as Suzuna, a Bard, Yomi, a Summoner, and Yuko, a Sorcerer. Of these, Nazuna was the only one aside from Soujirou who was logged in at the time of the Apocalypse and who thus is present in the world of Theldesia.
Due to its huge gender disparity in favor of female players, the various "Soujirou Fan Club" sub-guilds formed under the main one, as well as Soujirou's reputation as a smooth-talking pretty boy, the West Wind Brigade is also known as the harem guild among Akiba's residents.
In the anime, several of its core members (minus Soujiro) join Akatsuki as part of the informal raid team "The Maidens of the Watermaple", who confront and defeat the Akiba serial murderer.
Class/Level: Samurai/Lv.90 (initially), 94 (current)
Subclass: Sword Saint
Pretty boy and current guild master of the West Wind Brigade, which is made up mostly of women and is seen by pretty much everyone else as his personal harem. Alumnus of the Debauchery Tea Party, and thus an old acquaintance of Shiroe.
Soujirou's build is the Iaijutsu Practitioner type, Vengeance, which relies on counter-attacking his opponents with lightning fast, strong, and precise attacks.
- Ambiguously Gay: Although he's surrounded by women smitten with him, he seems incapable of picking up on or reciprocating their affections. This was also the case during his Tea Party days, where in the relationship chart, he had nothing to say about the five women in love with him and only had comments for some of his male seniors, like Shiroe and Kazuhiko. In Volume 10 of the light novel, during the Shibuya Raid, Kurinon even asks him outright:Kurinon: "Gaaaah, Souji! I swear, you like Shiroe too much!! Are you gay?! You're gay, aren't you?!"
- Ascended Fanboy: When the Apocalypse occurred, rather than being shocked and panicking about what had transpired, he was jumping for joy and excited beyond belief at somehow ending up in Elder Tales. However, when he saw Isami terrified about real combat and you can bleed, he realized just how serious the situation had become and took their predicament much more seriously.
- Berserk Button: Touch or even look at any of his guild members the wrong way, and he will become a borderline-psychopathic killer.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Is kind, innocent and extremely polite to everyone he meets. However, harm his friends, and he will kill you without hesitation. Nazuna is worried that this aspect of him will one day inadvertently destroy himself and/or the guild.
- Brainless Beauty: He openly states that he's stupid.
- Chick Magnet: And he knows it too, but he never takes advantage of them. Given the Debauchery Tea Party relationship chart, it might even be possible that he just doesn't swing their way, even. When he showed up at the Ancient Palace of Eternal Ice, in less than a day he was surrounded by various Lander ladies and maids.
- Counter-Attack: His build focuses on countering an opponent's attack, hence the name Vengeance.
- Cry Cute: When he hears that someone in the game attempted suicide out of desperation, he starts crying even though the attempt was foiled.
- Death Glare: Arguably the most bone-chilling one in the series. That's what happens when you combine Dull Eyes of Unhappiness, Kubrick Stare and Tranquil Fury.
- Declaration of Protection: Gives one to Isami, and by extension the rest of his guild and his friends, when she reveals that she was scared of fighting monsters.
- Difficult, but Awesome: His build is noted to be extremely difficult to use correctly and thus few players use this build for their character.
- Dual Wielding: He uses one or two katanas depending on the situation. When dual-wielding, one katana benefits from <<Kodama Kaeshi>> while the other is used for defending against attacks.
- Hero of Another Story: The main character in the spinoff manga ''West Wind Brigade', which takes place alongside the main novels. Interestingly he's a far more stereotypical light novel protagonist than Shiroe is, though his adherence to the archetype is generally Played for Laughs.
- Iaijutsu Practitioner: He's adept at the fast draw technique and the Samurai class has skills based around it.
- Implausible Fencing Powers: He isn't called the Sword Saint for nothing.
- Innocently Insensitive: When he accidentally ignores a worried Isami and doesn't understand her desperation to escape the game, she storms out on him.
- Katanas Are Just Better: While the katana is not inherently the most powerful blade type in Elder Tales, it's required for the Samurai's exclusive skill sets. He also has a very large collection of them.
- Lightning Bruiser: Despite being a tank-class whom generally just takes the hits, he relies on parrying/counter-attacks/evasion. He's so fast and can attack so precisely that his opponents can't even see him move before being taken out.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: One of the reasons he's so popular is his long hair adding to his beauty. It also syncs up nicely with his samurai motif.
- Loving a Shadow: Many of his admirers aren't aware of his more "serious" personality, to which Nazuna says is his true self.
- Named Weapon: Divine Sword - Kogarasumaru. Its a Phantasmal-Class item, which means only one of its kind exists per server.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: It would have happened eventually, but his Heroic Sacrifice and subsequent death/resurrection to save Isami from the Guard proved that you can resurrect and Death Is Cheap in Elder Tales, causing the outbreak of PKs.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Everyone in the West Wind Brigade calls him by a different one:
- Nazuna = Souji
- Isami = Director
- Dolce = Sou-chan
- Kawara = Master
- Fragrant Olive/Kyouko = Sou-sama
- Hisako = Guildmaster
- Red Baron: The Sword Saint.
- Samurai Ponytail: It's part of his class and adds to his charm.
- Shout-Out: Look at his name. His casual clothing is also identical. Unlike most players of the Samurai-Class whom fight like a traditional one, he fights like someone from Rurouni Kenshin.
- Tranquil Fury: When two other adventurers call Isami an "ugly bitch" when she falsely believes that they can log out of the game, Soujirou is rather pissed. Happens again when two Hamelin guys try raping Isami and Sara. He slices off one of their arms in an attempt to behead them without batting an eyelash.
- Worf Had the Flu: When he fought the serial killer, the battle took place in a narrow alleyway where it completely restricted Soujirou's movements, simultaneously preventing him from utilizing his fighting style along with restricting the number of people in the raid who could assist him to just Nazuna. Nazuna noted that had the battle taken place elsewhere, it could have gone completely differently. However, given information about the Murderer and his abilities that the West Wind Brigade members didn't have at the time, Soujirou couldn't have won anyways.
Class/Level: Kannagi/Lv.90 (initially), 93 (current)
Also a former member of the Debauchery Tea Party, Nazuna decided to join Soujirou's West Wind Brigade. She acts as a Cool Big Sis to him and was one of the Tea Party's best healers. IRL she is a dentist assistant.
- Barrier Warrior: Is capable of creating defensive barriers and seems to prefer this role over genuine combat, after the Apocalypse.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: A very perceptive person and quick to assess situation, but is very laid back as well.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: She's this to all girls but especially to girls outside the established harem.
- Cool Big Sis: Her official profile states that she treats Soujirou like a "cute younger brother" and is the only one in the guild able to lecture him. In practice, she laments that he often doesn't listen to her because she's a woman, wishing that his beloved male Tea Party senpais like Shiroe and Kazuhiko were in the guild for this reason.
- Eye Poke: Does this to Krusty once for scaring her friends by acting like a PK. Hilariously, it doesn't work because Krusty's defensive stats are just too high and she's a Squishy Wizard. It just ends up hurting her fingers. She does get her revenge in the special countdown comics leading to the publishing of volume 1 of the manga.
- Floating Platforms: Her Overskill, "Heaven Road", consists of casting barriers in the air and using them as temporary footholds.
- Little Bit Beastly: A Fox Tail.
- Little Miss Snarker: While not particularly little, she is quite sassy, and is even sassier and snarkier towards Shiroe and Akatsuki in the Light Novel. Not that Shiroe has ever minded dating back to their Tea Party days, however.
- Number Two: Of West Wind Brigade. It's noted that she does a better job at running the guild that Soujirou does, hence the lectures.
Another level 90 player, Isami joined the West Wind Brigade, and works as the guild's accountant. Despite her level, post-Catastrophe she's found that she's terrified of combat now that Elder Tale has become "real".
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Girls outside the established harem should stay away from Souji!
- Crush Blush: Isami gives one when Soujirou calls her cute after defending her from angry adventurers.
- Faux Action Girl: Is a level 90, has a sword, and can use it ... but only when Elder Tales was a game. The psychological stress of being trapped within the game along with being physically weaker than most makes her an easy target against most opponents, even ones that are lower-leveled than she is. After overcoming this mental block, she defies this trope and becomes a proper action girl.
- The Load: With Elder Tale becoming real, she's terrified that she will end up as "useless" as she was in the real world.
- Mythology Gag: Like Soujiro who is a parody of someone who himself is based of the Shinsengumi captain Okita Souji, Isami herself is based on Kondo Isami, another Shinsengumi member.
- Rage Breaking Point: Isami suffers from one when two adventurers she told off earlier attack her and Sara, a Lander. When they decide that they should rape Sara, since it wouldn't summon the guards, Isami ends up stabbing one of them in anger, which actually summons the guard.
- She's Back: By the later part of season two, she's capable of fighting with her team once more.
A transgender member of the West Wind Brigade. In the real world, she was a chef in a high-class restaurant, which is why she's visibly disappointed when she can't use her skills in Elder Tale.
- Anime Hair: One reminiscent of Jean Polnareff's at that.
- Camp Gay: Dresses very flamboyantly such as the use of Guyliner. It's likely to keep to the theme of the guild, despite being much taller and more heavily-built than Soujirou.
- Improvised Weapon: She fights with a pair of maracas. Let that sink in for a bit.
- Live Mink Coat: While at first glance her scarf only looks like a fox, when a scene stops to focus on her, it's shown that her fox scarf is very much a living creature.
- Team Mom: Is usually the first to give suggestions to the others on what to do and takes care of them. She tries (and fails) to cook for the rest of the guild in the beginning, and suggests that the team spar, serving as the referee. After Soujirou's death, she is the one that consoles Kyouko.
The monk of the guild, Kawara is a cheerful tomboy usually seen in the company of Dolce and Isami. The fact that she acts and speaks like a boy makes people secretly wonder if she isn't really one in the real world. She isn't.
- Funny Background Event: Verging on Running Gag — in the manga Kawara is often shown distracted by butterflies, to the point of chasing them.
- Hot-Blooded: She's more hot blooded than Naotsugu when he talks about panties.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Her solution to everything is to run in and expect things to work out.Kawara: Trap? No problem! We should just rush them and BAM!! and BOOM!! and then we win!
- Tomboy: In actions and words, she is so masculine that her guildmates thought she was boy outside of Elder Tales.
- Visual Innuendo: In the West Wind Manga. Those damn cucumbers.
The guardian of the guild. She has the same sort of build that Naotsugu has, focusing on defense and crowd control rather than damage or attacks.
- Chainmail Bikini: Averted. She's a guardian like Naotsugu and so she wears full plate armor as needed by her role, and it's not even form-fitting.
- Designated Victim: She's the first named character killed by the Akiba murderer.
- Stone Wall: Her Fortress build is this. Unfortunately, her role as main tank now scares her, since her job is to keep all monster(s) attention on her.
An elf druid, Olive has a tendency to get nosebleeds due to her overactive imagination. In the manga, she's the "president" of the various Nishikaze fan guilds, while in the anime she is usually seen in crowd shots together with Dolce.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Over anyone that shows affection for Sou, whether or not they are in the guild. For example she kept on throwing threatening notes to Marielle during Souji's meeting with the leaders of the small and medium guilds.
- Nosebleed: Often gets one when she's fantasizing about Soujirou.
While Isami, Kawara, and Dolce get the bulk of the screen time in the anime, there are a few other "core" members of his guild. Much like the members of Crescent Moon, they only appear in crowd shots in the anime, but have much more expanded roles in the manga. All of them are at level 90 during the beginning of the series.
- Ascended Extra: Kurinon and Fragrant Olive enter canon as members of the fourth party of the Shibuya Raid Party in Volume 10.
- An Axe to Grind: Chika's weapon of choice, and dual-wielded at that.
- Does Not Like Men: Kurinon, one of the guild's clerics, at best, tolerates Soujiro (because he's surrounded by beautiful women she can ogle). In every other conversation with him however, she doesn't hesitate in giving him a piece of her mind. In fact, her neutral reaction to Magus helps clue in everyone on the player's true nature.
- In the Hood: Sandy's signature wear is a tanuki-themed hoodie.
- The Quiet One: Sandy, guild's other cleric, rarely says a word.
- The Reliable One: Hisako, the guild's summoner. It's the reason why she's responsible for keeping the guildhouse's larder stocked.
Akiba's largest raiding battle guild, comprised of 1,534 members. This battle guild was famous for clearing the Oracle's Tower raid some time long before the Apocalypse, which people from other servers thought would be impossible for Japanese players. In the aftermath of the Apocalypse, many smaller guilds within Akiba joined D.D.D for protection, further swelling their numbers.
Alongside Krusty, D.D.D is under the joint leadership of three leaders, nicknamed the Drei-Klauen. However, the Vice-President withdrew from her position and it is currently vacant. The guild is organized in a way that each division can be autonomous and can operate in the event of Krusty's absence.
Although for D.D.D, raiding is Serious Business and is organized under a strict military-like structure (complete with official uniform + Nice Hat), it does not discriminate against low-level players and is open to everyone. Due to this, they are seen in a better light than the Black Sword Knights.
The origin of the guild's name was Krusty randomly hitting his keyboard and hitting the letter D. However, because naming a guild with just one letter isn't allowed, he settled for D.D.D.
By Season 3/Volume 12, with Krusty still missing, Rieze and Misa have decided to restructure D.D.D. into the D3-Hub, a guild union composing of the guild's old branches. The new guild union retains D.D.D.'s seat at the Round Table. D3-Hub also accepts People of the Earth into their ranks.
Class/Level: Guardian/Lv.90 (initially), 95 (Volume 11)
The guildmaster of D.D.D., one of the major raid guilds in Akiba. Krusty himself is a veteran player, and has led several difficult "legion"-level (meaning one that needs 96 or more players to complete), including some the international Elder Tale community thought impossible for Japanese players to complete. In real life, he is a Yale alumnus and an illegitimate child of the Kounoike family, a wealthy, well-connected family in rural Japan.
After the founding of the Round Table Council, he becomes their representative to those outside Akiba.
As a Guardian, Krusty represents the second type of build for the class, Scarlet Knight, which sacrifices defense for massive first strike damage and staying power.
- Alpha Strike: He prefers to activate all of his Berserker skills at once, then use his Second Rage bangle to reset all his Berserker skill cooldowns and use them all over again, for an insane burst of damage.
- An Axe to Grind: His weapon is the Demon-Axe of Fresh Blood, a Phantasmal-Class axe that's as big as he is, and he is big.
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: Due to the lack of a shield, he relies on this and HP Absorb equipment to regenerate as much HP as possible, while using Berserker skills to increase his attack speed.
- Awesome, but Impractical: His entire build relies on incredibly rare equipment with specific Attack Speed/Defense/HP Absorb stats. Few players can manage to gather the required gear to make this build work.
- Badass Bureaucrat: In addition to being a commanding presence on the battlefield and one of the few Japanese players to have led a successful Legion Raid team, he also stands at the top of D.D.D.'s well-oiled bureaucratic machine. The bureaucracy also functions well enough to smooth over troubles caused by his disappearance, even if Rieze has a harder time maintaining it.
- Badass Cape: Like Isaac, he sports one over his armor to look like a knight-officer.
- Badass in Charge: Leads the Adventurer army against the Goblins, and kicks untold amounts of ass by leading from right in the middle of the frontlines.
- BFS: Repeat: His axe is ***ing big.
- The Berserker: Krusty's Guardian build, subclass, and equipment, all give him the theme of outrageous and relentless attacking.
- Birds of a Feather: With Raynesia. Both are lazy, dislike politics and try to stay out of it. Both are excellent at maneuvering people to act the way they want to. The main difference between the two is that 1) Raynesia would rather prefer a lazy lifestyle, while Krusty prefers good old-fashioned battles and raids. 2) Krusty is way better at maneuvering people.
- Blood Knight: He absolutely relishes battles.
- Blue Blood: Despite being an illegitimate child, his being a member of the wealthy, powerful Kounoike family informs him on high society etiquette, which proves invaluable when meeting and negotiating with the Lander nobles of Eastal.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: He's a lot more crafty and intelligent than he shows, but is very laid back and knows what to say/do to avoid his responsibilities.
- Cast from Experience Points: He figures out how to transform memories into MP, which gives him a functionally limitless supply since even the taste of a particular drink is enough to max out his gauge.
- Challenge Seeker: As much as he loves battle, he especially enjoys tough battles. So much so that he immediately saw that Elias was manipulated into their fight and didn't care at all to clear up the confusion because he wanted to fight the strongest of the Ancients.
- Disappears into Light: During the raid on the Goblin King, Misa's Calamity Hearts activated when all Flavor Text started becoming real. He managed to get the scythe away from her in time, but he ended up disappearing and no one knew where he was for a while. It is soon revealed in the web version of Kanami's spinoff and the second season of the anime that this deposits him in China.
- Good Cop/Bad Cop: Plays good cop to Shiroe's bad cop by supporting Reynesia and helping her out when Shiroe pretends to treat her poorly and look down on her. He doesn't like this, but goes through with it anyways. Shiroe notes that even if they didn't do this, Krusty would have helped her out regardless.
- The Heart: Of D.D.D. When he disappeared, many members of the guild left and the guild itself is on the verge of collapsing. Luckily, due to the way he structured the guild, it can still function without him.
- Heroic Bastard: On Earth, he is an illegitimate child. As much as his Kounoike relatives called him "debauched" or whatever, he wasn't like that; his gaming obsession was to stay out of trouble as a child, and after he returns from Yale, to try and get his overbearing family to give up on him and stop trying to involve him in the family business.
- In-Series Nickname:
- Raynesia calls him some variation on "monster", i.e. "mind reading monster", "mean monster" and "monster in glasses".
- Kanami calls him "Krus-Krus".
- Handicapped Badass: The Soul Darkness Curse that Bucaphi, the highest-ranking of the Genius monsters, saddled him with prevents him from restoring his HP, which then cripples his Scarlet Knight build. He was still able to fight evenly with Elias, the strongest of the Ancients through his tactical sense. And when he fights the Genius Papus, who has HP-restoring abilities, he overcomes this through very clever Loophole Abuse.
- Hidden Depths: Did you expect the berserker knight to be a good cook? He makes deserts for the heavenly officials at Mount Lang Jun.
- Knight in Shining Armor: The Lander Nobles sees him as one because he knows how to act like one. During the Eastal Ball, Shiroe said his bearing was indistinguishable from the genuine nobles. Raynesia, on the other hand, sees him as a crafty, battle hungry Blood Knight.
- Lady and Knight: He plays himself as a noble white knight indebted to Princess Raynesia for her kindess. In truth he's using her as a "shield" to avoid boring noble talk and merchants. In episode 17, she ropes him into escorting her to Akiba so she can gather volunteers to fight the Goblin King's army.
- Life Drain: This is necessary for his build. Rather than a heavy shield to block attacks, he just takes it and recovers his lost HP using life drain equipment.
- Loophole Abuse: How he learns to get around the Soul Darkness Curse during his fight with the Genius Papus. Although the fine print of the curse had stripped him of some of his memories, he gets them back because the curse didn't say he couldn't take them back. Moreover, although the fine print of the curse blocked conventional means of healing, he could steal HP from Papus with his Life Drain axe because the fine print didn't block him from stealing HP from Geniuses.
- The Red Baron: The Berserker.
- The Face: He is the spokesman of Akiba's Round Table Conference. This is why he's the one that does the talking with Eastal's leader, Duke Serjiad.
- Female Gaze: The shirtless scene in episode 20. Raynesia certainly appreciated it.
- Meaningful Name: He is named after the clown, but there's no real meaning to it; the author saw a Krusty the Clown figure when trying to think up a name.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Upon regaining his memories during his fight with Papus, he swears to destroy the Geniuses, up to and including Bucaphi, in retaliation for stripping him from his guild and inflicting him with the curse that among other things robbed him of his memories. Hes even willing to go to Bucaphis home turf on the moon itself to see it through; who knows when hell return to Yamato
- Self-Deprecation: Invoked to charm the noble ladies in Eastal. While acting like a gentleman he deplores himself as a "barbaric adventurer" and they are quick to 'comfort' him.
- Slasher Smile: More apparent in the anime, during the duration of the Return of the Goblin King event. He's a Blood Knight after all.
- Ship Tease: With Raynesia due to all the time they spend together (so he doesn't have to talk with boring nobles and merchants). He also doesn't appear to think that encouraging her is too much trouble (or he has fun teasing her).
- Shout-Out: According to Word of God, his name is based off Krusty the Clown. The author just so happened to see the figurine on his desk while trying to figure out what to name him.
- Sixth Ranger: He's a new member for a Kanami's group as he teleported to the Chinese server in the midst of their adventure.
- Stoic Spectacles: The Guardian version of Shiroe. He calmly analyzes even the most hectic battle behind his glasses.
- The Strategist: Like Shiroe, he's capable of reading his opponents and manipulating them into moving exactly the way he wants. The difference between the two is that Shiroe excels at long term planning, whereas Krusty excels in the short term. He's also a brilliant commander and one of twenty Japanese players with any experience commanding legion-level raids (4x raids of 24x people each).
One of D.D.D's Drei-Klauen and leader of the Raid Strategy Headquarters. Krusty's aide and can almost always be seen at his side. IRL she is a kindergarden teacher.
During Season 3, after D.D.D. becomes the D3-Hub, she takes charge of D3-PG, charged with the protection of Princess Raynesia, who has now replaced Krusty as the New Round Table Council's representative.
- Alternate Character Reading: Misa's name is written as "Sansa" (literally "Colonel", as the armed forces rank), and indeed this was how her name was translated before Mamare clarified things.
- An Arm and a Leg: When Flavor Text start becoming real and her Calamity Hearts started doing Exactly What It Says on the Tin, Krusty managed to remove it from her, but it ended up costing her right arm, which hasn't regenerated like it normally would have. Her right arm is shown to be with Krusty in Zhongyuan
- Artificial Limbs: The anime gives her a mechanical right arm; a temporary measure until they figure out what exactly happened to Krusty.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Appears giving reports to Krusty and has expanded speaking roles before her official appearance.
- Meaningful Name: Her no-nonsense attitude and strictness during D.D.D's early days made everyone think that she really was a JSDF officer, until it was revealed that she ran a daycare instead.
- Her name can also be read as a pun, as Sansa also refers to the rank of Colonel.
- Nice Hat: Part of D.D.D's official uniform is a professional, military-style, cap.
- Seeing Through Another's Eyes: Her Overskill, Hermes Link allows another Adventurer to see through her eyes.
- Sinister Scythe: Her weapon, the Calamity Hearts. It does exactly what it says on the tin.
- Sweet Tooth: In the anime, she is shown at the Ancient Palace of Eternal Ice breakfast meeting adding teaspoon after teaspoon of sugar into her coffee.
Class/Level: Sorcerer/Lv.90 (initially), 92 (current)
One of D.D.D's Drei-Klauen and leader of the Instruction Corps training division. After the events of the Libra Festival and knowledge that Westelande/Minami is trying to destabilize Akiba, Krusty assigns her the task of being one of Reynesia's bodyguards. IRL she is a high-schooler.
After D.D.D. becomes the D3-Hub, it is unknown which branch she belongs to; however, she continues to represent D3-Hub at New Round Table Council meetings.
- Beleaguered Bureaucrat: Portrayed as such during Volumes 8 and 10 with Krusty having disappeared, Misa taking a leave of absence after losing her right arm, and the task of managing the bureaucracy of a guild of over one thousand members thus falling to her. It certainly doesn't help that in Theldesia, D.D.D. has lost access to the internet, online chat applications, spreadsheets, their official website, and other critical I.T. infrastructure that allowed their bureaucratic structure to work so well during the game era. This eventually drives her executive decision in Volume 12 to dissolve D.D.D. and restructure it as the D3-Hub, a guild union comprising the guild's former branches and functions, as she feels that managing D.D.D.'s bureaucracy without their game-era I.T. infrastructure was an impossible task to begin with.
- Broken Pedestal: Feels this way toward Shiroe during the Shibuya Raid given his poor command and indecisive decision-making during the initial failed run. She gets over it when she realizes that he was never going to be a role model for how she should manage D.D.D., and she comes to respect his tactical sense after he demonstrates how he earned his reputation during his DTP days by displaying the full prowess of his Full-Control Encounter to block the raid boss' insta-kill AOE, thus opening up a path to victory.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Despite not officially appearing until Volume 6 of the light novels, she appears in the background in episode nine during the meeting between the guilds.
- Kill It with Ice: Specializes in ice spells in particular, and she shows off her signature Freezing Liner spell during the Akiba and Shibuya Raids.
- Canon Immigrant: She originally appeared in the fanfiction, D.D.D. Diaries and was incorporated in the series after the author deemed that fanfic canon.
- Nice Hat: Part of D.D.D's official uniform is a military cap.
- In Love with Your Carnage: Henrietta wonders what she sees in a battle maniac like Krusty and wonders if its this.
- Only Sane Man: She sees herself as this, as she laments that she has to keep her subordinates from going Leeroy Jenkins at the first sign of battle.
- The Strategist: She's a tactician and a Drei-Klauen for a reason. However, she's worried that with Elder Tales becoming real and the world of Theldesia evolving in unpredictable ways, tactics that once worked during the game era will be ineffective. Nonetheless, she effectively leads the Akiba Raid Party.
- Subordinate Excuse: She has feelings for her guildmaster, Krusty.
- Stat-O-Vision: Her Overskill, Chiron Tablet, allows her to read the System Log. In battle, she can see all the information on a target (HP, Damage, Buffs/Debuffs, etc) as a text box. She keeps her Overskill a secret because she can also read a target's weight and three sizes.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: When she was younger, she wanted to be this. She wasn't very good at it and was teased about it.
- Younger Than They Look: While she looks like a serious and mature young woman, her attitude and shyness makes Henrietta suspect that she is much younger, and she's rightshe is a high schooler in real life.
Other Personalities of Akiba
Class/Level: Guardian/Lv.90 (initially), 94 (Volume 10)
The guild master of the Black Sword Knights, another well-known raid guild based in Akiba. Unlike Krusty's guild, which is open to newcomers, Isaac's guild only accepts players who are levels 85 and above, and are one of the few groups trying to break through the old level limit of 90.
In some ways, the guild is the opposite of the West Wind Brigade, where due to the guild's insane restrictions, Dumb Jock culture and Serious Business attitude there's a huge gender disparity in favor of men (much to their dismay). On top of that, after the Catastrophe, the few remaining female members are thinking of leaving to join West Wind Brigade.
Although the guild is really not much more than a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits with little actual organization, each member is a highly skilled veteran and are capable of making key decisions on their own during battles. This makes them comparable to the likes of D.D.D, a raiding battle guild about eight times their size. The Black Sword Knights relocate to Maihama to train the territory's knights and to guard Iselus, the prince of Maihama and Raynesia's younger brother, and during Season 3, they move to Maihama permanently while retaining their seat on the New Round Table Council.
Much like Naotsugu and Krusty, Isaac is a Guardian, but represents the third type of build for the class, Juggernaut, one that sacrifices defense or alpha damage, gaining instead the ability to chain one special attack after another.
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: His build focuses on cooldown reduction and MP Absorb in order to use special abilities as often as possible. This results in Issac using abilities one after another and relying as little as possible on normal attacks.
- Awesome, but Impractical: Like Krusty's build, this one also relies on rare equipment in additional of Scrolls of Proficiency in order to raise the level of every skill.
- Badass Cape: Sports one over his armor for that knight-officer look.
- BFS: His Black Sword of Pain, for which his guild is named.
- Big Brother Mentor: Iselus, Raynesia's little brother, looks up to him. For his part, he goes from being a grudging glorified babysitter to becoming invested in Iselus' growth as a prince and a swordsman.
- Challenge Seeker: Formed his guild for the purpose of challenging and completing every new dungeon/quest/raid first, with the Phantasmal-Class gear drops being a mere after-thought. He even rejects people meeting his guild's insane requirements if all that they're in for is the gear drops.
- Chick Magnet: According to Iselus, he has become one during his time in Maihama, as the castle's maids like him and even set up shifts for when he's taking naps.
- Declaration of Protection: Barks one out at Westelande assassins who come to assassinate Iselus on his ninth birthday, and after he finishes making quick work of them, tells his young charge that he'll protect him and stay by his side for years to come, even after a way back to his native world is established.
- Hidden Depths: He is well-known for being hot-headed and wild. However, in battle, he is much calmer and analytical; essentially, he and Krusty trade personalities.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Pretty abrasive towards most other characters and uses the EXP Pots that Hamelin produces to try and get ahead of D.D.D. However, when push comes to shove, he'll show that he's a pretty nice guy. Soujirou makes a point of saying that Isaac is a nice guy deep down, and Isaac ends up helping Soujirou hunt the PKers. When Log Horizon settles down in their new guild hall, Isaac and some of his summoners arrive unannounced and flush out the bottom two floors with water - which otherwise would be very difficult to clean - under the pretense of having a battle practice session.
- He had official guild tags made for the members, including those who were not logged in during the Apocalypse. He kept them in his possession.
- Despite initially seeing the People of the Earth as NPCs and thus not human, he genuinely grows to have a friendship with Duke Sergiad, an old man he can shoot the breeze with, and with Iselus, who he serves as a bodyguard to and even declares that he'll stay in Theldesia to protect.
- Mana Drain: Because of the enormous MP consumption of his build, he relies on equipment with MP Absorb in order to replenish his mana.
- Mistaken for Gay:
"Ew, not like that!"
- When Isaac offers Soujirou to merge guilds, Soujirou asks, "So ... you're saying you want me?"
- Happens again after Soujirou interrupts the duel between Isaac and Krusty. Isaac can't take his eyes off of Souji because of Souji's taunt, not because he's gay for him. Dolce doesn't seem to buy it.
- Only Sane Man: Sees himself as this regarding the Black Swords, especially the ones who yell about fried rockfish while drilling Maihama's knights and pool their money to buy Raynesia figurines.
- Pacifist Run: Usually, he's more than willing to cut right through enemy monsters, but he can subdue enemies with non-lethal force when he needs to. In particular, with the Westelande Lander assassins who come to kill Iselus on his birthday party, he goes out of his way to not kill them, instead knocking them out cold with his fists or the blunt end of his BFS.
- Player Versus Player: His Gladiator subclass boosts his stats if he engages in PVP.
- Red Baron: The Black Sword.
- The Rival: Sees Krusty as one, as he is the only other Guardian in the Yamato server who is his equal.
- Training from Hell: He, personally, is relieved of training the Glass Greaves of Maihama because his training methods were deemed too harsh for themthat having been said, his rank and file guild members aren't that much nicer. That having been said, his one-on-one swordplay lessons with Iselus count as this for the young Prince of Maihama as well, except Iselus takes it in stride and Isaac appreciates him as a dedicated student.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: His initial attitude toward People of the Earth. In Season 1, he contemptuously dismisses Shiroe's suggestion that the Round Table's proposed human rights also apply to Landers, and during the Return of the Goblin King, he shows an utter disregard for the pride or feelings of the Eastal nobles. Moving to Maihama forces him to reevaluate these attitudes, and he does befriend Duke Sergiad and Prince Iselus, even expressing genuine outrage when assassins from Westelande come to try and kill the latter on his ninth birthday party.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Woodchuck tells this to Issac when he confronts him about using EXP Pots despite buying them from a guild that is using and abusing newbies.
- With Us or Against Us: Tells this to Soujirou in chapter 7 of the West Wind Brigade manga after Soujirou refuses his offer to merge guilds.
- Worf Had the Flu: When it happens to him, it doesn't happen to just him, but when the Level 65 Genius Eirenus attacks Akiba, he and several of the other Black Swords are the first to encounter it. At level 94, they should have been able to make quick work of it...only the Genius had the ability to use the Teacher System to reduce their Levels to 35. Isaac is the first of Akiba's many veteran Adventurers to die as a result.
- Worthy Opponent:
- Sees Shiroe as one. When the Debauchery Tea Party parted ways, he invited Shiroe to go on raids with his guild and even personally invited him to join his guild, but was rejected. He respects him for his skill, not because he was a part of the legendary Tea Party. He even admits to himself that he wants to follow Shiroe, and the thought of witnessing what he schemes next excites him.
- He also views Krusty as this, as the two are rivals. He even searches out Krusty in the middle of the night to have a "training duel."
Quartermaster of the Black Sword Knights, Rezarick accompanies the Training Team to Ragranda Forest. In Season 2, he helps look over Prince Iselus along with Isaac.
- The Gadfly: In Season 2, he often calls Isaac "the Young" to annoy him. He even teaches Iselus to do the same.
- Healing Hands: Like Marielle, he's a back-line Cleric who focuses more on healing than combat.
- Number Two: Moreso in the anime, where he's rarely ever seen away from Isaac's side. He isn't even the guild's second-in-command, though, he simply is the one that does all the administrative work for it. His role in the Black Swords is thus akin to that of Nazuna's in the West Wind Brigade.
- Was Actually Friendly: Most of the younger players thought that he was scary and unsympathetic towards them because of their negative impression of the Black Sword Knights until he actually started talking, which revealed that he was actually rather kind and caring. It probably extends to the rest of the guild, considering that some other guild members also went to the Training Camp to help out.
Guildmaster of Oceanic Systems, the largest production guild based in Akiba, which focuses on supplying crafting material in bulk for adventurers to use. Michitaka himself is a huge bear of a man, and prefers getting to the heart of the matter rather than tiptoeing around using pleasantries during negotiations.
- The Blacksmith: When not on council business or doing paperwork, he's often seen in his workshop crafting items.
- Big "SHUT UP!": When the Nobles of the Landers begin insulting the Adventurers and try to pressure them into fighting off the goblins because it's supposed to be their duty, Michitaka silences them quick by slamming a fist onto the marble conference table. Breaking solid marble with just a fist can do wonders for one's lack of respect.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: As a result of playing a hardliner during the Eastal Confrence, he's seen in a negative light among the Lander Nobles as someone whom is apathetic to the Lander's plight.
- Meaningful Name: Not himself, but his Guild, Oceanic Systems, considering they are the ones that construct Akiba's first Steam Ship.
- Red Baron: The Strong Armed.
Guildmaster of the 8th District Shopping Center, the third largest of the production guilds based in Akiba. He and Maryelle go way back, having started out and partied together as beginners, and still are on good terms, despite the difference in scale and focus of their guilds. In reality, his guild is a large gathering of casual players whom enjoy chatting with one another and being merchants. Charasin was elected as their representitive. IRL he works as a grunt at an ad agency.
- Hopeless Suitor: Has a crush on Marielle, but she doesn't seem to know it.
- Red Baron: The Young Boss.
- The Face: As his guild is basically place for chatting and thus is a non-formal guild, he is their representative. He does take on a role closer to that of an actual CEO of a large corporation as the series goes on, however.
- Took a Level in Badass: One reason why he's reluctant to return to the real world by the time said possibility is raised in Volume 10. In the real world, he worked as a grunt at an ad agency, doing such menial office tasks as trimming budgets and making PowerPoint presentations; after coming to Theldesia, he's gotten hands-on business experience and become the boss of a large corporation in his own right by the time of Volume 10. He thus has a hard time stomaching the prospect of returning to his former life on Earth, as he would have to return to the bottom of the totem pole.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Averted hard in his case. His guild becomes very wealthy and comes to be in charge of a large business empire because of their close work with the People of the Earth, and by Volume 10, they've expanded operations to Maihama and beyond, running several restaurants and otaku shops that sell Raynesia figurines among other goods. After the Akiba General Election, they become tasked with stabilizing the logistics network for the many Earthling cities in all of Eastal.
Guildmaster of the Roderick Firm, the second-largest production guild based in Akiba, which focuses on the acquisition of rare ingredients for equally-rare items or equipment. Roderick himself is an academic-looking man that works as a pharmacist.
- Adjusting Your Glasses: From the side, fitting for his academic appearance.
- Facial Markings: Due to being a member of the Race of Ritual, he has a stylized tattoo.
- Forgets to Eat: He works extremely hard in his lab, and will often do so through meals.
- Informed Ability: He's stated to be as calculating as Shiroe, though it doesn't show as much. Henrietta comments this is because he isn't as willing to take risks as Shiroe.
- Labcoat of Science and Medicine: Pharmacist! It's part of his class.
- Megane It helps with the 'academic-looking' appearance.
- Red Baron: The Fairy Pharmacist
- Sufficiently Analyzed Magic: Seeks to understand the underlying rules of the world and shares his discoveries through lectures.
- Summon Magic: His class can summon creatures but he doesn't use it as often as other summoners like Roe2.
Guildmaster of Honesty, the second-largest combat guild in Akiba, and a Round Table Representative. A generous individual whose philosophy for his guild is to publicize tactics and guides to defeat raid bosses, and leads him to accept any newcomers into Honesty.
After Krusty's disappearance, his guild begins having problems with a lot of D.D.D. members defecting for Honesty. Honesty becomes the new biggest combat guild off of ex-D.D.D. leechers, who earn the ire of more established Honesty members.
By the events of Volume 12/the beginning of Season 3, it's an open secret that he's been collaborating with Minami, the Round Table's rival to the west. He accepts the title of Duke of Akiba from Touri Saiguu, the Imperial Prince of Westelande, and has Honesty secede from the Round Table, triggering a power struggle.
- But Now I Must Go: Drops out of the Akiba General Election before the ballots are even counted, as the reactivation of Akiba's Intercity Transport Gate made it untenable for his patron, Touri, to stay in the city. He disbands Honesty and self-exiles to Ikoma, Touri's hometown, thereafter.
- Combat Pragmatist: Not so much in combat, per se, since he has yet to be seen battling during the course of the series, but electorally. Being well aware of his unpopularity with Akiba's Adventurers, he instead goes all in on appealing to People of the Earth, who outnumber Adventurers in Akiba by more than 3:1 by the time of the Akiba General Election. He is effectively able to do so by mobilizing Honesty as a charity organization for the Landers, and his new title as Duke of Akiba goes to make him immensely personally popular with the city's Landers.
- Double Agent: He's the Agent One referred to at the beginning of Volume 7 and in season 2 episode 12, and it's become an open secret by Volume 12. He eventually acts when he becomes Duke of Akiba and secedes from the Round Table, setting up the events that would culminate in the Akiba General Election.
- Eyes Always Shut: He's always seen with his eyes closed.
- No Respect Guy: Might have an even worse public image than Shiroe, the Villain with Glasses, among Akiba's Adventurers.
- What the Hell, Hero?: On the receiving end of this from both Landers and his guild members after he drops out of the Akiba General Election before the votes are even counted, with the former being outraged that the Duke of Akiba would pull out of his own city and the latter being peeved that he made them work hard to provide charity to Landers to win their votes only to drop out.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green in his case.
- Bit-Part Bad Guys: In this role, they're important to the plot - they provide a platform by which Shiroe as narrator can start to explain the classes of the Elder Tale game-universe. Introduced here are the Guardian, Enchanter and Assassin.
- Butt-Monkey: All of them, in-universe. Directly insulted by Akatsuki, and literally waved away as a nuisance later by other guilds.
- Cast Herd: Always together! The named ones at least. The Generic Sorcerer and Summoner are Put on a Bus.
- Character Development: For being extras, we sure do see some development in their personalities. They go from Bit-Part Bad Guys to an amalgamation of Everyman and Extra while serving as a means for plot advancement.
- Large Ham: Smash loves to play the fearsome villain role. It's lampshaded by Shiroe.Smash: Leave everything youre carrying, and we wont kill you.
Shiroe: If theyre talking like that, theyve read too much manga.
- Recurring Extra: They are in Practically. Every. Episode. Seriously; it's right down to their four second cameo in ep. 1.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Right after he gets Minori and Touya to join Hamelin, he uses them as hostages against Soujirou and forces Soujirou to stand down. You can't expect much else from the person influencing Hamelin.
- The Cameo: Why yes, Magus appears in the anime during the final episode of the second season. As a girl, this time, likely thanks to a gender-change potion.
- G.I.R.L.: Reversed. He's actually a girl trapped in her male avatar. Bonus Fridge Horror when you see she was encouraging rape.
- HeelFace Turn: Apparently, having an actual conversation with the West Wind Brigade did him some good.
- I Have the High Ground: Apparently Hamelin loves doing this. Naturally, he must be on even higher ground than the guild members.Nazuna: Why the hell is he way up there?Soujirou: Because high places gets you hyped up! *looks hyped*
- Manipulative Bastard: Manipulates both low-leveled players and PKers in order to trick low-leveled players into joining Hamelin.
- No Sense of Personal Space: Magus approaches Soujirou and puts his hand up to his cheek. His thumb may or may not also be on Soujirou's lip.◊ He also gets uncomfortably close to the henchman that attacked Isami and Sara in chapter 4 while giving him orders.
- Only Six Faces: Resembles Shiroe, except evil.
- Tears of Remorse: After his HeelFace Turn, the guilt of her misdeeds hits her hard.