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Kingdom of Brune

Tigre's home country.

    Alsace 

Count Tigrevurmud Vorn

Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa (Japanese), Joel McDonald (English)
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The protagonist of Lord Marksman and Vanadis. Tigre is the count of Alsace, a tiny idyllic fiefdom on the Zhcted border, far from court intrigues or wealthy commercial region. And Tigre likes it that way. With few responsibilities, Tigre is free to pursue his love of hunting and sleeping in late... until the border levies are summoned.

After his army's defeat by Zhcted's Vanadis Eleonora Viltaria, Tigre becomes her first ever prisoner of war after impressing her. He refuses her every attempt at recruitment until Duke Thenardier launches an attack on Alsace as the opening move in Brune's civil war. To defend his home, Tigre hires Elen and her army as mercenaries and soundly defeats Thenardier. Together with other petty nobles, Tigre forms the Silver Meteor Army, which he leads to victory over both other factions of the civil war, as well as an invading army. During the course of the war, Tigre develops into an excellent general, wins the admiration of enemies and allies alike, discovers Brune's secret heir, kills several dragons, fights off a demon, and discovers his Ancestral Weapon has a secret destructive power linked to the goddess of death.


  • Accidental Pervert:
    • Tigre's hands seem to be magnets for women's chests.
    • There's also the time when Tigre inadvertently ends up seeing Mila naked at the hot springs in Volume 2.
  • All Up to You: In Volume 13, with most of his allies demoralized and Elen captured, Tigre decides to go rescue her alone.
  • Amnesiac Dissonance: This happens to Tigre during Volumes 8 to 10 as he lives in Lebus as Urs under Liza's service. He grows to care for her and his life in Lebus, and though his memories as Tigre begin to resurface he remains uncertain if he wants to regain his old identity. He finally regains it towards the end of volume 10.
  • Amnesiac Hero: In Volume 7, Tigre loses his memory and Urs is the only name he can remember. By the time Volume 10 rolls around, he regains his true identity and all of his memories.
  • Ancestral Weapon: The black bow of the Vorn family which is currently in Tigre's possession.
  • The Archer: Tigre's a preternaturally skilled marksman. Maybe too much so, he's hopeless with melee weapons.
  • Arrow Catch: Tigre nonchalantly catches an arrow aimed at Titta's head then fires it back. Still hurts him though.
  • Badass Adorable: He is a kind-hearted young man who cares about everyone, and is an unstoppable man of justice against the forces of cruelty.
  • Badass Bookworm: An intelligent, cultured man who can kick ass when he needs to.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He’s one of the friendliest people and a respected lord in Alsace. But if you push him far enough (like killing slaves, attempting to rape your maid or your close friend, kill innocent children, or harm his homeland), he will be prepared to shoot an arrow right through your head.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Tigre pulls this trope off almost Once an Episode:
    • In Volume 1, he arrives at Alsace in time to stop Zion’s Attempted Rape on Titta and his invasion of Alsace.
    • In Volume 2, he saves Mila from the last Serrash assassin during Elen’s battle in Olmütz.
    • In Volume 3, he helps stop Roland from killing Elen and Sofy.
    • In Volume 10, he saves Elen and Liza from Baba Yaga in the nick of time.
    • In Volume 13, he and Mila rescue Elen from Greast's clutches.
  • The Big Damn Kiss: With Elen towards the end of Volume 13 and Titta in Volume 15.
  • Bigger Is Better in Bed: Implied, as a gag.
  • Call-Forward: During his spying on Mila in Volume 2, he takes on his father’s name Urs. He uses this name when he temporarily loses his memory six volumes later.
  • Chick Magnet: Tigre, however the romance aspect of the series isn't brought up as much as the focus of the series is more on the wars than any Ship Tease.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: He eventually hooks up with Titta and Regin.
  • Childhood Friends: With Regin. They met during their excursions outside their homes when they were young.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: While his use of the bow is legendary, if anyone or anything gets into melee range, he's completely helpless. Sure, he can use a hunting knife, but only on something he's already killed.
  • Curtains Match the Window: He has red hair and red eyes.
  • The Dragonslayer: In the past, Tigre killed an Earth Dragon with just a bow. Manages to down a couple during the Brune civil war as well.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: The black bow can fire arrows that can pierce through anything: armor, city gates, magic resistance, dragons, cities... However, the technique exhausts Tigre. A predecessor who used the bow to destroy a city ended up dying because he used his life to fire the shot.
  • Defiant to the End: One of the few survivors of the first battle, he attempts to kill Eleonora so as to at least caused some sort of damage to the enemy army. Unfortunately his arrows are deflected once he gets her attention, but he doesn't flinch or flee even as she rushes at him. Luckily his bravery and skill with the bow, saves his life, as she took him prisoner rather than cut him down.
  • The Dog Bites Back:
    • Throughout the course of Volume 1, he is ridiculed frequently by Zion and the other Brunish townsfolk. Once he hears about Alsace’s invasion, however, Tigre fights off Zion’s army, combines his bow skills with Arifal and obliterates the poor sap while he is escaping.
    • In Volume 4, Tigre finishes off Kasim with a Boom, Headshot! when the latter orders the execution of his slaves to provoke Tigre.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Every shot he makes hits, he's so good. The black bow adds explosions to those hits.
  • Expy: Tsukasa Kawaguchi incorporated elements of the mythical archers Robin Hood and Nasu no Yoichi when creating the character.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Tigre having relationships with the war maidens was a given, since this is what the story revolves around.
  • Foreshadowing: When he spies on Mila in Volume 2, he uses Urs as his codename. Guess what name he uses when he loses his memories in Volume 7?
  • Four-Star Badass: He is a Brunish count and an army commander. It was Tigre who led the Silver Meteor Army against Ganelon and Thenardier and later, the Moonlight Knights against the Sachstein forces, Melisande, Greast and Kureys.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: He goes from a count of Alsace to a well-respected and powerful army commander of Zhcted and Brune.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Tigre is an unstoppable force in combat.
  • Good People Have Good Sex: At the end of Volume 13, Tigre and Elen have passionate sex. In Volume 15, he also does the same to Titta.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Nope. Tigre, fights exclusively with a bow, and the Vanadis fight exclusively with their array of close combat weapons.
  • Happiness in Slavery: Well, prisoner of war, but Tigre does enjoy considerable perks as Elen's prisoner.
  • Heavy Sleeper: So much so. This combined with his Thanks for the Mammaries tendencies is mainly responsible for his Accidental Pervert status.
  • The Hero: He's one of the good guys and is the main protagonist of the story.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Nope. Tigre exclusively uses a bow in battle, and has no skill with other weapons.
  • Heroic BSoD: In the series, Tigre has two of these, both of which border on Despair Event Horizon.
    • Tigre goes through a brief one in Volume 5, mourning the loss of his surrogate father. Elen helps him get over it before the Final Battle with Thenardier.
    • In Volume 13, Tigre gets hit with this again when he feels that he was unable to save Elen from being captured by Greast. He goes off alone to rescue Elen, but Mila helps him snap out of it.
  • Honor Before Reason: When Eleonora first asks him to defect to her side, he refuses, stating that it's unheard of in Brune to have someone fighting for their enemy. This despite being treated very well by her, and basically being given the same rank as when he was in Brune. However, once he hears that Alsace is being invaded by Zion, he doesn't hesitate to ask for her help to defend his hometown.
  • Horse Archer: Despite being a commander of the Silver Meteor Army, he's often on horseback and fighting with his bow.
  • Humble Hero: Despite all his accomplishments, he'd rather live peacefully in Alsace. King Viktor calls him out by observing that people looking at his accomplishments are more likely to assume he's playing up the humility as a PR move. Early on he's also mocked for wearing rather plain leather armor instead of something more protective and lavish, such as plate armor, particularly as he's a noble.
  • I Gave My Word: At the end of Volume 2, he kills the last Serrash assassin attempting to kill Ludmila as thanks for the tea.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Tigre will hit his target, no matter what. Even if he's using a flimsy bow he's only ever shot twice before.
  • It's Personal: Tigre and Duke Thenardier's duel. Tigre's out to avenge Alsace and the killing of Bertrand, while Duke Thenardier wants revenge for his son and his closest aide.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Tigre deals well-deserved blows to corrupt and brutal high-ranking commanders, like Zion for assaulting Alsace, shoots Kasim in the head for killing innocent slaves to provoke Tigre, exact revenges on Greast's army for torturing Elen, etc.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Tigre having amnesia throughout volumes 8 through 10.
  • The Leader: A combination of the Mastermind and Charismatic types; Tigre is able to come up with charismatic plans and he is the main protagonist in the saga.
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Titta, despite Titta wanting more.
  • Long-Range Fighter: Due to only using a bow to fight.
  • Living Legend: This guy helped end civil wars in Brune and Asvarre. Top that.
  • Mage Marksman: With the Black Bow, sometimes with help from a Dragonic Tool.
  • Marry Them All: He ends up marrying the Queen of Brune, his maid, Lim, and all the surviving Vanadis by the end of the series.
  • Meaningful Name: Vorn, his last name, means "front" in German. Tigre is Spanish, Italian ‘’and’’ French for "tiger."
  • Mistress and Servant Boy: Basically the servant to Elen's mistress. He then later becomes this to Liza as well.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In volume 13, Tigre is regretful that he wasn’t able to save Elen from being captured by Greast.
  • My Greatest Failure:
    • In Volume 5, he is unable to save Bertrand from being killed by Thenardier and temporarily suffers a Heroic BSoD for it.
    • In Volume 13, his failure to prevent Elen’s capture by Greast leads to him ditching the Moonlight Knights and going off to rescue her alone. Fortunately, Mila snaps him out of his funk and joins him.
  • Nice Guy: Tigre's benevolence and generosity is the reason for his popularity with his people.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: He's an archer, count and military commander.
  • Nom de Mom: Or in his case, "Nom de Dad". Urs is his father's name.
  • Ocean Awe: Tigre never seems much interested in seeing the ocean before Volume 6 and is struck speechless for a half hour after.
  • Odd Friendship:
    • Minor rural lords do not befriend seven of the most powerful women in the world. Especially considering he was a prisoner to one of them at the beginning.
    • Quite a few of his friendships are quite odd, particularly Ryurik and Damad. The latter even was specifically ordered to kill Tigre.
  • The Only One: Tigre is the last remaining survivor after Elen's assault on Dinant, with all of his allies killed or retreated.
  • Outdoor Bath Peeping: How Tigre first met Sofy. It was an accident. So was catching Tina naked.
  • Outside-Context Problem: Not only does Tigre's superlative archery skills allow him to make impossible shots, he also hails from a country known for its contempt of the bow as a weapon. Thus he blindsides a lot of enemies and manages to kill a lot of commanders by sniping them from what they believe to be a safe distance.
  • Parental Abandonment: His mother died when Tigre was 9 years old and he lost his father Urs from a fatal disease not long after.
  • Properly Paranoid: When Tigre first encounters Tina, he becomes suspicious of her true colors. It ultimately turns out to be true.
  • A Protagonist Shall Lead Them: In Volume 14, Regin gives command of all of Brune's military to Tigre to repel Muozinel's second invasion.
  • Red Is Heroic: He has red hair and is the main protagonist of the series.
  • Roaring Rampage of Rescue: His rescue mission of Elen in Volume 13 is this in a nutshell.
  • Salt the Earth: In Volume 7, Tigre is forced to use this tactic to hinder Prince Elliot's invading army of 30,000.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: A heroic example. In Volume 13, Tigre ditches the Moonlight Knights to rescue Elen alone, but returns just in time to help put an end to Greast for good.
  • Showy Invincible Hero: For the vast majority of the story, the entertainment value wasn't about if he'll win the battle, but in how. Then the end of Volume 12 came along.
  • Sleep Cute: Many of the female characters find his sleeping face cute.
  • Sole Survivor: In the first half of Volume 1, Tigre appears to be the only survivor to survive Elen’s assault on Dinant; most of his allies are dead and/or have escaped, and Tigre himself was Playing Possum after he was knocked down.
  • Spanner in the Works: He has repeatedly put a wrench in villains' plans and helped others in their darkest hours just from the fact that the villains underestimate his skills and prowess in battle.
  • Storming the Castle: He and Elen led the assault on the Tatra Mountains in Volume 2.
  • Thanks for the Mammaries: Tigre's modus operandi of accidental perverthood.
  • Their First Time: At the end of Volume 13, Tigre and Elen have passionate sex after he professes her love for her.
  • This Is Something He's Got to Do Himself: In the first half of Volume 13, Tigre leaves behind the Moonlight Knights to rescue Elen alone. However, it’s eventually subverted when Mila decides to tag along for his rescue mission.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Tigre’s Black Bow serves as a memento of his late father Urs.
  • Undying Loyalty: He is loyal the Vanadis, especially Elen, as well as Titta, Bertrand, the Augres and the Rodants. Bertrand's death temporarily puts him into a Heroic BSoD.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Doesn't take the killing of the slaves of Agnes, the invasion of Alsace, Elen's capture, or Tina injuring Sofy very well at all.
  • Unwanted Harem: While he remains mostly oblivious to the fact, he's developed quite a circle around himself with Elen, Titta, Mila, Sophie, Liza, Olga, Lim and Regin, all showing interest, and it just keeps growing as even Tina is starting to show sincere interest in volume 11.
    • Slowly becomes subverted in Volume 13, he has sex with the primary Love Interest as well as Titta. At different points.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's hard not to give away that Tigre ends up with amnesia since it's the basis of almost three light novels.
  • What Does She See in Him?: The question on the lips of many people after Elen takes him prisoner (since she just typically kills the enemy as the rule) and goes to war for him. The answer is that he's the first male to match her in any of the arts of war since she became a Vanadis, and she admired his bravery, since he didn't flinch or flee when she charged him, but instead tried to take her out with his remaining arrows.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer...: Tigre's only real skill is archery. He solves a surprising number of problems by shooting something.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Elen until the end of Volume 13. To a lesser extent with his other love interests.

Titta

Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka (Japanese), Tia Ballard (English)
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Possessed by Tir na Va

The housemaid of the Vorn manor, and Tigre's childhood friend. Two years younger than Tigre, Titta is the daughter of a priestly family who took up service with the Vorns first as an escape from her priestly duties and later because she was crushing on Tigre. Titta spends the first volume awaiting Tigre's return to Alsace, and later follows him to war, and thereafter to Zhcted.

Her ancestors served the Goddess of Death, who has a keen interest in Tigre and therefore needs a vessel. At several points in the story the goddess has possessed Titta either to speak with Tigre or send him aid.


  • A-Cup Angst: Titta is moderately or even generously endowed for her age Depending on the Artist, but the weight class of the competition gets her down sometimes.
  • Attempted Rape: In the second half of Volume 1, Zion attempts to have his way with her during his invasion of Alsace. Fortunately, Tigre and Elen interrupts the attempt.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Elen's Veronica.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Titta gets a little bit... strange sometimes. Namely when she's playing host to the local death god Tir na Va.
  • Butt-Monkey: Titta gets the crap kicked out of her in volume 1; she gets chased around the house, her clothes torn open, her knife knocked out of her hand and finally getting cornered and nearly violated by Zion while he mocks her.
  • The Caretaker: As Tigre's maid, she is responsible for preparing his meals and maintaining his house.
  • Childhood Friends: She's been with Tigre ever since they were children.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: While Titta clearly wants something more, Tigre initially sees Titta as his little sister. They eventually do the deed in Volume 15.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She gets jealous whenever Tigre is around other girls.
  • Clothing Damage:
    • In Volume 1, Zion ruins her maid dress by cutting through most of it, exposing her bra, panties and legs.
    • In Volume 3, her clothing also gets damaged after Tigre shoots an arrow at her when she is possessed by Tir na Va.
  • Comically Missing the Point: When Titta found out that Tigre became a prisoner of war, she's much more worried more about Tigre being forced to marry to someone then getting sold off as a slave.
  • Curtains Match the Window: She has matching brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Defiant to the End: When Zion infiltrates Tigre's mansion, Titta desperately attempts to drive him out. This does her no good, as Zion corners Titta and attempts to rape her soon after.
  • Eye Color Change: Titta’s eye color changes from brown to red when Tir na Va possesses her.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She wears twin pigtails in her usual outfit, although during some of the second arc, she turns it into a single pigtail.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Titta’s eyes glow a bright red when Tir na Va possesses her body.
  • Good People Have Good Sex: She has sex with Tigre during Volume 15.
  • Honor Before Reason: In Volume 1, Titta watches over Tigre's mansion when Zion launches an assault on Alsace. She only starts to flee when Zion enters the mansion and is about to rape her. Why? Because Tigre told her to watch the mansion.
  • Maid: Titta became a maid to stay near Tigre's side.
  • Meaningful Name:"Titta" is Swedish for "to look."
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • In volume 1, Titta gets this reaction three times: first when Zion's troops invade Alsace, when Zion enters Tigre's house and ransacks it, and finally when she realizes that Zion is going to rape her.
    • She does this again when Tigre shoots her in the second half of Volume 3, freeing her from Tir na Va's control.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When she is possessed by Tir na Va, her eyes turn red.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: Titta gets pushed aside for any major battle between Tigre and his enemies.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Is madly in love with Tigre, and isn't too happy with other women being around him and showing romantic interest in him as well.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: She is offered a place in Tigre's army as a maid and a medic.
  • Voice of the Legion: When she is possessed by Tir na Va, her voice changes to that of the latter.
  • Undying Loyalty: Towards Tigre. She stays in a town being raided by rapacious soldiers for him, joins an army to be near him, goes haring across a foreign country during the heart of winter to look for him...

Bertrand

Voiced by: Takayuki Sugo (Japanese), Mark Stoddard (English)
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An old friend of Tigre's late father Urs who, similar to Titta, promised that he would look after his son.

After Tigre initiates his campaign to rebel against Thenardier, Bertrand joins the Silver Meteor Army to command its Brune recruits.


  • Bald of Awesome: He is half-bald and can fight when he needs to.
  • Character Death: He dies in Volume 5 shortly after taking a fatal blow to the chest that was aimed for Tigre.
  • Famous Last Words: Bertrand tells Tigre to take care of Titta for him before he expires.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He dies trying to save Tigre from Steed.
  • The Leader: Acting as such for the Brune soldiers in the Silver Meteor Army since he is the co-founder.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: In Volume 5, he saves Tigre from certain death, but at the cost of his own life.
  • Parental Substitute: For Tigre and Titta.
  • Spanner in the Works: If Bertrand didn't infiltrate Zhcted on Mashas's orders, he would not have been captured by the Leitmeritz guards and Alsace's invasion would go unnoticed by either Tigre, Elen or Zhcted.
  • Taking the Bullet: Bertrand jumps in to take Steed's attack which was meant for Tigre in Volume 5.

Urs Vorn

Voiced by: Jurota Kosugi (Japanese), Kent Williams (English)
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Tigre's late father, and the previous owner of the Vorn estate in Alsace.


  • Passing the Torch: From Urs to Tigre when it comes to safeguarding Alsace.
  • Posthumous Character: Died long before the story started, but his character is brought up several times as a means to help develop Tigre into a man as great as he once was, and to show that Tigre once had a great connection with him.

    Territoire 

Viscount Hughes Augre

Voiced by: Hiroshi Ito (Japanese), Charlie Campbell (English)
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The Viscount of Territoire. Hughes is one of the many territory leaders Tigre comes before seeking aid to further his rebellion against Thenardier and Ganelon.


  • Big Damn Heroes: He pulls one in Volume 4 when he leads his troops to help Tigre and Mila fight off Muozinel.
  • Nice Guy: Decides to help Tigre in his time of need.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Compared to every other noble Tigre came up to, Hughes actually agreed to help him as long as Tigre did something for him in return. Hughes did follow through on the deal.

Royal Secretary Gerard Augre

Voiced by: Tomoaki Maeno (Japanese), Ian Sinclair (English)
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Hughes' son who joins the Silver Meteor Army, and becomes one of Tigre's closest friends; fighting alongside each other on several occasions.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the original light novels, he has short hair. In the anime, his hair reaches up to his shoulders.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He likes to use sarcasm with others, especially Tigre and Ryurik.
  • Meaningful Name: Gerard is an old Germanic word derived from the words “spear” and “brave.” Gerard is a brave person who would often use weapons in battle.
  • Put on a Bus: He is mostly absent throughout the second arc due to his work as Brune’s secretary.
  • Red Is Heroic: He wears a red coat in his civilian uniform, just like his father.
  • The Strategist: Becomes this for the Silver Meteor Army after Lim had to temporarily leave the Brune Kingdom with Elen.
  • True Companions: With Tigre and Ryurik when they became the leaders of the Silver Meteor Army in Elen's absence during the Brune civil war.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Ryurik. They often quarrel with each other, but they are still friends.

Donalbein

The leader of the bandits that have been giving the people of Territoire a rough time.


  • Character Death: Tigre kills him so that he can complete a deal with Hughes to gain his soldiers.
  • The Leader: Of Territoire's bandits.
  • Pragmatic Adaptation: While the battle against him took a chapter in the second light novel, the manga completely skips over him with only a brief mention of the aftermath and the anime adapts it out.

    Knights of Navarre 

Roland

Voiced by: Hiroki Tochi (Japanese), Vic Mignogna (English)
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The leader of the Knights of Navarre; a group of elite soldiers who safeguard the western border of Brune from attacks by the neighboring kingdom of Sachstein. He wields the mighty sword Durandal.


  • Arc Villain: He serves as this for Volume 3.
  • Black Knight: His nickname in battle, given that he wears black armor and has black hair and is an all-around badass.
  • Captain Ersatz: His severe yet mature personality, surprisingly young age, hairstyle, and Humongous sword are all similar to Sanger Zonvolt.
  • Character Death: Ganelon traps him in a room to be stung to death by bees at the beginning of Volume 4 for failing to kill Tigre.
  • Darth Vader Clone: He wears black armor, has black hair, wears a cape, is a Badass, has a booming voice, is a respected knight, as well as an unstoppable fighter and a Punch-Clock Villain to boot.
  • The Dreaded: The very mention of his name instills people with fear; even after his death.
  • The Dragon: Thenardier’s second one in the first arc.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: When he is defeated by Tigre at the end of Volume 3, Roland decides to plead his cause to King Faron. However, Ganelon ends up trapping him in a room containing bees and Roland gets stung to death.
  • The Leader: Of the Order of Navarre until his death at the beginning of Volume 4.
  • Red Baron: The “Black Knight”. He lives up to this name.
  • Redemption Equals Death: After realizing Tigre’s true intentions at the end of Volume 3, he doesn’t stay alive for long.
  • You Have Failed Me: Gets killed by Ganelon's Bee Bee Gun after failing to kill Tigre.

Olivier

Voiced by: Yasuaki Takumi (Japanese), Bryce Papenbrook (English)
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Roland's much more narrow-minded second in command.


    Brune Nobility 

King Faron Soleil Rauy Blainville de Charles

Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), Jason Douglas (English)

The king of Brune.

The death of Faron's son at the Battle of Dinant took a huge toll on his sanity; reducing his mind to that of a sick, 5-year-old, child. As a result, he stays locked in his throne room, and stays out of the political affairs going on outside. To which Thenardier and Ganelon claim themselves as "temporary" leaders of Brune.


  • Big Good: He is this alongside Viktor for the first arc until Regin takes over towards the end of Volume 5.
  • Character Death: He dies near the end of Volume 5 due to Ganelon poisoning him.
  • Despair Event Horizon: The death of his only child caused him to retreat into seclusion. At least, that's the story...
  • The Good King: He serves as the wise King of Brune for most of the first arc until his death in volume 5.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He has blonde hair and is a very personable king.
  • Head-in-the-Sand Management: As a reasonable King, he tries to stop the power struggle between Ganelon and Thenardier due to Regin's birth. He manages to disguise Regin as a boy named Regnas. Predictably, it doesn't end well thanks to Ganelon poisoning him and Elen launching an assault on Brune.
  • Heroic BSoD: All he can do is isolate himself in his bedroom when his heir seemingly dies at Dinant.
  • Minor Major Character: Despite his role as King of Brune, Faron only appears in the first and fifth volumes.
  • Meaningful Name: Faron means a “good-looking servant” in Old English and Soleil means sun in French.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He tries to help with serious situations, such as when he dispatches Regnas, Tigre and his allies to fight Zhcted in the Dinant Plains, but it does little good in deescalating the dispute between Ganelon and Thenardier.
  • Tampering with Food and Drink: Ganelon's been poisoning him, possibly for years. That's the real reason he's disappeared from public view.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: He dies after the Brune civil war. For a monarch who suffered the trauma of losing his only heir to Ganelon’s poisoning, he was a kind-hearted man who ruled Brune with justice.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In Volume 1, he sends Regnas and a fleet of 25,000 soldiers to the Dinant Plains. Unfortunately, Elen takes Tigre for ransom and Regnas seemingly perishes, which is one of the causes for Brune's civil war.
  • Unwitting Pawn: It only takes a few choice words from Ganelon to Faron to seal Zhcted's impending invasion of Brune in their favor.
  • Younger Than They Look: Faron's only forty-one when he dies, but due to Ganelon's poisoning of his food and drink, staying on his sick bed, and lack of sun exposure, he comes off as an pale and exhausted old man.

Queen Regin Estelle Loire Bastien de Charles

Voiced by: Yukiyo Fujii (Japanese), Natalie Hoover (English)
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As an exile in Agnes 
As Prince Regnas 

The daughter of King Faron of Brune who took on the name Regnas and posed as a boy for her mother because of the scorn she might receive if the heir was a girl.

Forced to escape a group of Thenardier's assassins during Elen's assault in the Dinant Plains, Regnas goes into exile in Agnes under her true name. During Brune's Civil War, she is eventually discovered by Tigre in Agnes during Muozinel’s invasion. After Thenardier's death and the end of Brune's civil war, she returns to Brune and becomes Queen following her father's death.


  • Achilles in His Tent: After being attacked by assassins sent by Thenardier at the Dinant Plains, Regin exiles herself to Agnes with Jessica, leaving Thenardier and Ganelon to their own plans.
  • The Aloner: After Jessica’s death, Regin became a loner in Agnes.
  • Bifauxnen: Regin was really the prince Regnas who pretended to be a male to get the throne.
  • Big Good: She is the Queen of Brune following the death of her father Faron after Brune’s civil war is finished.
  • Childhood Friends: With Tigre. They met during their excursions outside their homes.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Regin was Tigre's childhood friend and fell in love with him after he hunted a bird for her.
  • The Exile: Thenardier's assassination attempt on Regin (as Regnas), Faron's poisoning, and Elen's victory at the Dinant Plains causes Regin to exile herself, disappearing from everything and everyone believes that Regnas is dead.
  • Faking the Dead: In the first arc of the story after her escape at the Dinant Plains.
  • The Hermit: After fleeing from the Dinant Plains, she spent much of the first arc away from being involved in wars. Upon Jessica’s death, Regin completely isolated herself in order to avoid being pursued by Thenardier’s forces.
  • The High Queen: At the end of Volume 5, following Faron’s death, she becomes next in line as the first queen of Brune.
  • In the Hood: She wears a hood during her exile after her escape from the Dinant Plains.
  • Last of Her Kind: In Volume 5, Faron dies due to the poison, leaving Regin, and ironically, Melisande Thenardier, as remaining survivors of the nobility. After Volume 12, Melisande is dead, which means that Regin is the sole survivor of House Charles.
  • Meaningful Name: Regin is named after Reginn, the dwarf smith of Norse mythology. It also means “ruler’s advisor” in Latin. Estelle is French for star, Loire is named after a river in France and Bastien is the French variant for Sebastien, a male name. Fittingly enough, her male name, Regnas, is Latin for “reign”.
  • Passing the Torch: She becomes Queen of Brune following her father’s death at the end of Volume 5.
  • Pet the Dog: When Melisande is mortally wounded, Regin and Melisande act like they genuinely care for each other and Regin is saddened by what had just happened.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: Regnas’s assumed demise starts off the first arc. Subverted near the end of the arc, in which she was alive all along.
  • Requisite Royal Regalia: Since becoming Queen, she wears a variety of royal outfits.
  • Rightful Queen Returns: Faron is poisoned by Ganelon, and Regnas is sent out to fight Zhcted. The prince fakes his death and goes incognito after Brune’s defeat at the Dinant Plains. In Volume 4, the prince's true identity is revealed to be Regin, a girl. After Thenardier’s defeat, Regin returns to Brune, where Faron acknowledges that Regin is his heir. After the king's death, Regin assumes the throne.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: She is a royal monarch who gets involved in important matters.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: In Volume 12, Badowin reminds her to seek an alternative way of announcing of Melisande’s death out of fear of some of the public not accepting it, but Regin decides to go along with announcing Melisande's death and the truth behind the uprising.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When Regin (as Regnas) is assaulted by Thenardier’s assassins at the Dinant Plains in Volume 1, she decides to bail out and fake her death.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: In volume 4, Regin reveals that she was really the prince named Regin all this time due to females being unable to claim the throne.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Her Faking the Dead in the Dinant Plains helps plant the seeds for Brune's civil war. It's not her fault, however; if she had revealed her true identity, things may have turned out different and Thenardier and Ganelon would have gone on with their plans.
  • Walking Spoiler: As you can see, it's just hard to discuss her without mentioning a huge twist occurring in Volume 4.

Duke Felix Aaron Thenardier

Voiced by: Dai Matsumoto (Japanese), R. Bruce Elliott (English)
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Originally from Nemetacum, he is one of Brune's two strongest ministers vying for the throne, and follows the belief that only the strongest can survive; controlling an army built around sheer destructive power.

Thenardier orders for the burning of Alsace due to Tigre being taken prisoner; finding that the territory is now a stain on Brune's reputation. However, the failed invasion, which also resulted in the death of his son, took its toll on Felix; destroying the little humanity he had remaining, and swearing to kill Tigre and his rebel followers out of revenge.


  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of Volumes 1-5.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Ganelon for most of the first arc. They fight each other for the throne when King Faron contracts an illness and Thenardier organizes an assault on Alsace after Tigre is captured by Elen, leading to the kingdom’s civil war. That all changes in Volume 4 when Ganelon kills Roland for his failure.
  • Boom, Headshot!: How Tigre kills him.
  • Character Death: Tigre kills him off in a one-on-one duel at the end of Volume 5.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Even as one of the main villains, Thenardier loved his son as he deemed as the only person who reflected his humane side. He is also survived under his wife, Melisande.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • In Episode 2 of the anime, he flat-out tells Zion to use the dragons to threaten Brune and have them not kill any civilians.
    • In Volume 4, Thenardier is disgusted with Ganelon for torturing Roland to death.
  • Evil Mentor: To Zion, whom he raises to be as ruthless as himself.
  • Fatal Flaw: His ambition and desire for Revenge.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: By Tigre, who shoots an arrow in the head at the end of Volume 1.
  • Karmic Death: He is killed by Tigre, the very same archer that was ridiculed in Brune. Also, he wants to exact revenge against Tigre for Zion’s death, which leads to his ultimate death.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: He wears red and black armor as well as a red jacket in his regular clothes, and is one of the Big Bads.
  • Revenge: Swears to kill Tigre, and his followers, out of revenge for the death of his son.
  • Social Darwinist: Like his father before him, and his grandfather before that, if you're "weak" you have no right to call yourself "human" and deserve to be cut down.
  • You Killed My Father: Or in his case, "You Killed My Son." After Volume 1, he plots revenge on Tigre for his part in Zion’s death. Needless to say, it doesn't end well for him.

Duke Maximilian Bennusa Ganelon

Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita (Japanese), Barry Yandell (English)
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One of Brune's two strongest ministers vying for the throne, and follows the ideal of cunning, bribery, and blackmail to reach his goals.

Ganelon controls Brune from the shadows through a wide variety of connections due to his affluent intellect, wealth and level status, and does whatever it takes to seek power. He sees Tigre as a major roadblock for his goal to take the throne, but fails to put down his rebellion during the initial stages of his uprising.


  • Agent Provocateur: Stirs up trouble in Zhcted to repay Tina for safe housing him and Greast.
  • All According to Plan: Everything that he does is planned for in advanced.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: He is an aristocrat of Brune and is a villain.
  • Badass Bookworm: Ganelon is an intelligent man capable of manipulating others to do his dirty work.
  • Bad Boss: Roland found this out the hard way after one too many failures.
  • Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: His defeat of Baba Yaga, while for his own reasons, helped Elen reconcile with Liza.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: Ganelon is a very powerful aristocrat with very strong powers, which he uses to commit evil deeds.
  • Bald of Evil: He has no hair on his head and is the Big Bad.
  • Big Bad: Along with the demons, Ganelon is the definitive main antagonist of the series. Most of the conflicts are the result of his meticulous planning.
    • In the first arc, he poisons King Faron to arrange his rise as one of the monarch and rivals to Duke Thenardier. It eventually leads Elen’s invasion of Brune and Brune's civil war. He also had Greast plunder villages and summoned Roland to attack Tigre, he is responsible for the deaths of Roland and Faron.
    • In the second arc, he orders Greast to steal Durandal from under Regin's nose and manipulates Kazakov into attacking Lebus.
    • In the third arc, he plans to stir up chaos in both Brune and Zhcted by unleashing Tir na Va. Thanks to Tigre and the other war maidens, it doesn't work.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Thenardier for most of of the first arc until Roland's death in Volume 4.
  • The Chessmaster:
    • The way he started the civil war in Brune. First, he poisons King Faron, which resulted in Faron leaving Ganelon and Thenardier unchecked. All of that resulted in Zhcted’s victory at the Dinant Plains. This also paved the way to the civil war in Brune.
    • He also ordered his allies to steal Durandal, and now he intends to cause chaos in Zhcted and Brune by attempting to unleash Tir na Va into the real world and absorb her powers.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He turns on everyone who trusts him when he decides that they are no longer useful.
  • Climax Boss: Despite being one of the most powerful villains of the series, he's technically not the Final Boss. That's the more powerful and dangerous war maiden, Tina.
  • Dark Is Evil: The gravelly voice, demonic eyes, dark clothes and wrinkled skin is enough to tip anyone off that Ganelon is definitely not a good guy.
  • Deadpan Snarker: On occasion, he lets out some snarky comments towards his friends and enemies alike.
  • Devil in Disguise: In Volume 10, he is confirmed to be a demon named Koschei.
  • Devour the Dragon: Combined with Eating the Enemy. He devours Baba Yaga in this manner at the end of Volume 10.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: He orchestrated the first arc’s civil war as a means of gaining power against Thenardier.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": He rejects the use of his demon name, Koschei, and prefers to be called by Ganelon.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Ganelon didn't really consider Tir na Va helping Tigre kill him.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Faron and Regin.
  • Evil Sorcerer: He’s very powerful with magic.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: His raspy voice is horrifying.
  • Faking the Dead: He fakes his own death in Volume 5 after realizing that he is on the verge of losing the war against Thenardier. He is at-large with his underling, Greast, under Tina's protection.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He is fairy well-spoken and respectful despite being a powerful demon. Except for the fact that he is planning to take over Zhcted.
  • Gambit Pileup: His rise to power Brune requires a lot of planning, serving as The Chessmaster and a Manipulative Bastard that relies on Playing Both Sides. This involves poisoning Faron, helping to start Brune's civil war with Thenardier, summoning Roland and the Order of Navarre to attack Tigre, having Greast plunder villages, killing Roland for his failures, burning down his own land so he can fake his own death, getting sheltered by Tina, tricking Kazakov into rescuing Tigre from Liza's hands, helping the dissolution of House Kazakov, having Greast steal Durandal from Regin, and planning to release Tir na Va into the human world.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Along with Thenardier, Ganelon was the one that set Brune’s civil war in motion. Him poisoning Faron leads to a dispute with Thenardier and he indirectly caused Elen to take Tigre prisoner.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Ganelon spends the series causing destruction and chaos in the kingdom. At the end of volume 17, when Tir na Va and eventually absorbed by Ganelon, it turns on him and teams up with Tigre to kill the bastard once and for all.
  • Jerkass: An even bigger one than Zion, Tina or the Arc Villains, due to him being the Big Bad of the series.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: He finally gets his comeuppance at the end of volume 17 thanks to Tigre teaming up with Tir na Va.
  • Karmic Death: He is killed by Tigre while he is creating chaos to the world.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: He eats Baba Yaga at the end of Volume 10 after soundly defeating her.
  • Meaningful Name: Ganelon is named after a French knight who rebelled against Charlemagne. His demon name is based on the magical villain from Slavic mythology.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His true name, Koschei, may bring to mind a famous Slavic villain.
  • Obfuscating Insanity: By the end of the first arc, Ganelon goes insane and burns down Lutetia to cover his escape.
  • Obviously Evil: He has a withered face, demonic eyes, a scary voice and is a demon in his true form.
  • Overarching Villain: He's the one running things behind the curtain in the series.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: He has red eyes and is a villain.
  • Tampering with Food and Drink: Ganelon put a deadly poison in Faron's drink, causing him to be sick. It would eventually lead to Brune's civil war.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Not only did he attempt to use Tir na Va for his own ambitions, but Ganelon considered it as expendable. Even if Tir na Va hadn't helped Tigre and the war maidens at its last moments, it's unlikely that Ganelon would have lived very long with Tir na Va being a force of destructive nature.
  • Walking Spoiler: There is a lot more to him than meets the eye...
  • You Have Failed Me: He tends to kill anyone who defies him or fails him, sometimes by using Greast's torture devices.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He has some of his allies who has helped him with his Evil Plan killed at some point when he feels that he doesn't need them anymore.

Prince Zion Thenardier

Voiced by: Ryohei Kimura (Japanese), Clifford Chapin (English)
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Duke Felix Aaron's son, and prince of Brune.

Zion is first introduced instigating a fight with Tigre before he took part in the Battle of Dinant. However, Zion survived, and turns up again after the war where his father orders him to raise Alsace to the ground.


  • Abusive Parents: Given that he was raised by his father, it comes off as no surprise.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Despite all the despicable things he has done, Zion's father clearly loved him.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: He sees peasants and vassals as nothing more than livestock or renewable crops.
  • Attempted Rape: He attempts to rape Titta during the Alsace invasion after cornering her in Tigre's mansion, but fortunately, it gets interrupted thanks to Tigre and Elen’s intervention.
  • Death by Pragmatism: Tries to flee a losing battle on dragonback. Tigre shoots him down with a little help from Elen's draconic tool.
  • Dirty Coward: Despite having not one, but two dragons, and an army twice that of Tigre's he fled Alsace the moment he met any actual resistance.
  • The Dragon: He serves under his father's command during Volume 1.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Papas: He clearly loves his father in spite of being a cruel and sadistic person.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He may be the son of an aristocrat and a merciless soldier, but he draws the line at attacking temples because he knows that if they do so, all of Brune’s temples will turn on him. In the anime, he also reveals that he can't use dragons in Alsace as it would go against his father’s wishes.
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: He wears pink and red, indicating his evil nature.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Had Tigre not returned to rescue Titta and stop the Alsace invasion, Zion's plans would have gone smoothly.
  • Hypocrite: Decries Tigre for being captured by Elen, proclaiming Tigre should have fought until his weapon broke instead of trying to run away. (Despite the fact that Tigre did indeed fight until his weapon failed.) Guess what he does the moment he faces actual combat as opposed to butchery of unarmed peasants? Never mind using archers on Tigre despite condemning Tigre's use of a hunting bow at the start of the story.
  • Impaled Palm: Tigre interrupts Zion's assault on Titta by shooting through his right hand.
  • Jerkass: Not only did he ruthlessly belittle Tigre for his archery skills before Elen's assault at the Dinant Plains, but he also tried to invade Alsace and attempt to rape Titta to further insult Tigre.
  • Karmic Death: He dies after having his hand and arm shot by Tigre, and is disintegrated by Elen and Tigre’s combination attack just as he is escaping.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • He mocks Tigre like all Brunish citizens do to archers at the beginning of Volume 1.
    • During the assault on Alsace, he infiltrates the Vorn mansion and attempts to rape Titta. This turns out to be a bad move.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: He's sadistic as his father, taking delight in mocking archers and attempting to assault Tigre’s homeland. No one misses him when Tigre and Elen off him.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Like his father, Zion is ruthless to almost everyone and view archers as cowards like most of Brune's citizens, especially Tigre.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: He tries to sadistically rape Titta, but it doesn't go well for him.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: His standard uniform and armor is colored pink.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: He wears red and pink armor, has black hair and is a villain.
  • Starter Villain: He is this for the first saga, and the series in general.
  • Too Dumb to Live: It’s unwise to invade Tigre's mansion, rape Titta when she point blank tells you to get out of the mansion, and mock Tigre for his archery skills and his affiliation with Zhcted.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He seriously underestimates Tigre’s archery skills and nobility. Zion pays for this with his life.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Once Tigre saves Titta, he is forced to flee. He attempts to do this at the end of Volume 1 when Tigre bests him, but it doesn't work out, as Tigre and Elen kill him.
  • Would Hit a Girl: When Thenardier's forces launch an assault on Alsace, Zion enters Tigre's mansion and tries to rape Titta after seriously damaging her clothes. Fortunately, Tigre impedes Zion and rescues Titta just in time.

Duchess Melisande Thenardier

The only survivor of House Thenardier, Melisande is a widow of the late Duke Felix Aaron Thenardier also a cousin of Regin. Due to her blue blooded status, alongside with House Thenardier's loyalist and supporters, Melisande will do however it takes to overthrow Regin and becoming Brune's new ruler, even allying all to restore Brune's former glory.


  • Alas, Poor Villain: Despite all her despicable criminal and villainous history, Regin, her attempted murder victim, felt nothing but pity and sorrow for long list of tragedies.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of volumes 11-12.
  • Blue Blood: Melisande claims to be due to her connection to her late uncle Faron and House Thenardier.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Even as one of main villains, Melisande loves her family, especially Thenardier and Zion.
  • Famous Last Words: As she lies dying, she mutters these words:
    Melisande: "I just wanted it back. I wanted it all back..."
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: Melisande’s final fate. She attempts to stage an uprising in Brune and expose Regin as an unworthy ruler. However, she dies due to her plot for revenge getting the better of her.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: She gets herself stabbed by the fake Durandal's shard after falling down a hole at the end of Volume 12.
  • Karmic Death: She engineered the plot to steal Durandal, to "expose Queen Regin as unfit to rule." She winds up falling on the fake Durandal, and dying as a result.
  • Last of Her Kind: In the first arc, Tigre killed Thenardier and their son Zion, leaving her the sole survivor of House Thenardier. After Volume 12, Melisande is dead, which means that House Thenardier is no more and it ironically leaves Regin the last surviving member of the Brunish nobility descended from Charles.
  • Meaningful Name: Melisande is named after the character of the same name from the stage play ‘’Pelleas and Melisande’’ by Maurice Maeterlinck, as well as the compositions of the same name by Arnold Schoenberg and Claude Debussy.
  • Moral Myopia: She's no stranger to Thenadier's methods, and history, yet sees nothing wrong with any of it, including the attempted razing of Alsace. Yet, when Tigre kills him in a duel, demanded by Thenadier himself, no less, which, under Thenadier's own laws, makes Tigre, the rightful successor, she considers it an unforgivable crime, and swears vengeance, starting with open rebellion and treason against the rightful Queen, by blood.
  • Not the Fall That Kills You: Melisande falls into a hole, but dies after she breaks her neck and gets impaled with the fake Durandal.
  • Revenge: Swears to kill Tigre and allies out of revenge for the death of her family.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Stealing Durandal and ordering Sachstein to assault Brune and restore House Thenardier certainly qualifies.
  • She Who Fights Monsters: Melisande wants to restore House Thenardier through any means necessary.
  • The Starscream: Even when King Faron was alive, she was all to eager to help her husband ascend the throne, through treason, and treachery.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Melisande is determined to expose Regin as an unworthy ruler and avenge Tigre for killing her family. But her plot for revenge has clouded her intentions. She ends up getting killed by the fake Durandal, and her death spells the end of the Thenardiers once and for all.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She just wants to restore the honor of House Thenardier... by having Sachstein launch an invasion against Brune for her family’s death.
  • Woman On Fire: She gets burned by Regin’s torch during their confrontation, which leads to her death.

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    Brune Loyalists 

Steed

Voiced by: Kenji Hamada (Japanese), Marcus D. Stimac (English)

Duke Thenardier's right-hand man, and the strategist of Thenardier's army.


Marquis Charon Anquetil Greast

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Duke Ganelon's right-hand man; always seen conversing with Ganelon towards their future goal.

Greast comes before the Silver Meteor Army to form an alliance between Tigre and Ganelon, but is turned down as Tigre believes that Ganelon is just as threatening to the well-being of Alsace as Thenardier is; resulting in a confrontation between Greast's army and Tigre's.


  • Adapted Out: Given that the anime is a condensed version of the first five volumes, Greast makes no actual appearances although he is mentioned in the anime.
  • Affably Evil: He might not be the most charming guy in Brune, but nor he is an asshole. Too bad about his Attempted Rape and Cold-Blooded Torture for Elen.
  • Agent Provocateur: Finds a Brune group still loyal to Thenardier's old methods, and decides to stir up trouble for the new Brune queen.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Elen hacks his left hand off when Tigre and Mila rescue her in Volume 13.
  • Attempted Rape: He attempts to rape Elen after learning that Tigre and Mila are about to rescue her. But Tigre and Mila put a stop to it.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of volumes 12-13. He springs a trap for the Moonlight Knights so he can capture and torture Elen before taking her to Lutetia.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: In Volume 12, he captures Elen and successfully demoralizes the Moonlight Knights. But his victory is short lived by the time Volume 13 rolls around.
  • Batman Gambit: In Volume 13, his plan consists of poisoning Brune's waters, capturing Elen and inflicting his Cold-Blooded Torture her, and his eventual Attempted Rape as bait to demoralize Tigre and the Leitmeritz Army. But needless to say, it doesn’t end well for him.
  • Bullying a Dragon: He tortures Elen in Volume 13, but it ends up costing him his life when the Moonlight Knights discover his plan.
  • The Chessmaster: In the second arc along with Ganelon, and especially in Volume 13 with him defeating the Moonlight Knights and capturing Elen.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He fights dirty. So dirty in fact that Muozinel considers his methods "cowardly." And that's no easy feat.
  • Death by Irony: At the end of Volume 13, he gets killed by Denis, who uses one of his own inventions that were used to kill the Asvarrian citizens, including Denis's brother and father, and Roland.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Greast captured Elen and tortured her, anticipating that he will break Tigre and her army’s spirit when he is about to rape her. But he didn’t clearly calculate for what would happen should anyone find out about this plan.
  • The Dragon: He serves as this to Ganelon.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: His reasoning to rape Elen is to demoralize Tigre. But he didn’t seem to think that it would result in the Leitmeritz army joining in the fight against Greast because they really hate the idea that their war maiden would be tortured.
  • Faking the Dead: Goes into hiding with Ganelon in Volume 5 after realizing that they were going to lose the war against Thenardier. He reappears when he finds a group of rebels willing to start a new civil war in Brune against Queen Regin.
  • Fatal Flaw: Greast’s unrequited lust for Elen is precisely what leads to Elen chopping his hand off, the Moonlight Knights' Curb-Stomp Battle on the his army, and his eventual death at the hands of Denis.
  • A Father to His Men: Despite being cruel and sadistic towards others who he considers his enemies, he genuinely cares for the well being of his soldiers and maids.
  • The Heavy: He’s one of the main villains of the series while acting under the orders of Ganelon.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Denis uses Greast's own torture devices to kill him.
  • Impaled Palm: Tigre shoots Greast's left hand while rescuing Elen.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Despite being defeated in Volume 3, he still plots to capture Elen, and allies himself with Melisande to further Ganelon’s schemes. Karma eventually catches up to him in Volume 13 when Tigre rescues Elen and Denis finally kills him.
  • Karmic Death: He is killed by the very same fire armor that was used on Denis's father.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: Uses this as a tactic going up against Tigre by pitting Sachstein's army against him, thanks to Melisande's open treason. It's Tigre's utter defeat, when Greast's army comes upon Tigre's exhausted troops.
  • Off with His Head!: Courtesy of Denis.
  • Pet the Dog: In Volume 13, he orders one of his village girls to look after Elen and not let anyone else but him touch her.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He lets his troops Rape, Pillage, and Burn on Brune soil, both to raise their morale, and so they have no choice but to follow his orders because if they try to defect or get captured, the death penalty awaits.
  • Reign of Terror: How he rules his army. The slightest disobedience results in a Cruel and Unusual Death so horrific, hardened veterans who would hack down innocent women and children without a care suffer Stress Vomit from the terror of seeing it.
  • The Sociopath: Greast is cunning, ruthless, sadistic and manipulative.
  • The Strategist: Converses with Ganelon as to what they should accomplish for the future.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Really, Greast, what did you think was going to happen when you had your men poison the waters and tortured Elen to the point of almost raping her when you learned that Tigre is about to rescue her?
  • Torture Technician: He developed torture devices as a warning to anyone who goes against him or Ganelon. It ends up being his undoing.
  • Villainous BSoD: At the end of Volume 13, he suffers this when he finally gets cornered by Tigre and Valentina’s armies and is forced to escape. He suffers another one when Denis is about to kill him.
  • Villains Want Mercy: After Tigre shoots his left hand, Greast pleads with Elen to help heal his hand. Elen is not fooled by this and chops off his hand in response.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Has no problems trying to molest any girl, including a war maiden such as Elen.
  • Yandere: Greast has an unrequited infatuation with Elen.

Armand

One of House Thenardier's loyalists who assists Melisande in a coup against Regin.

  • Boom, Headshot!: Tigre uses his bow to shoot him through the head.
  • Character Death: He dies when Tigre shoots an arrow through his head.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: On the one hand, he was instrumental in aiding Tigre against Muozinel in the Brune Civil war. On the other, he's Melisande's most loyal attendant. He ultimately sides with Melisande in her failed coup.

    Other Brune Residents 

Count/Chancellor Mashas Rodant

Voiced by: Hajime Iijima (Japanese), John Swasey (English)
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A veteran politician who acts as the voice of reason amongst the Brune aristocrats, and was a friend of Tigre's late father.

Mashas takes on the mentor figure for Tigre to ensure that he would make his father proud; teaching him the skills he will need to become a man as great as Urs once was. He also becomes one of the solders in the Silver Meteor Army as a means to continue looking after Tigre.


Prime Minister Pierre Badowin

Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama (Japanese), Kaiji Tang (English)

The prime minister of Brune whose primary focus is to look over its internal affairs.

Pierre has claimed himself neutral in the political battle for the throne, and turned away his friend, Mashas, when the latter came to him seeking aid on Tigre's behalf. He doesn't care who leads so long as his role for the kingdom stays the same.


Kingdom of Zhcted

The largest kingdom located on the eastern side of Brune, Zhcted was founded by a knight known as the Black Dragon King and the seven goddesses, known as the Vanadis (or war maidens), serve as the guardians of peace and justice for over 300 years. The war maidens are also known for their military strength and power. Each of its territories can work their own agenda as long as they put the well-being of their kingdom first on the list. Zhcted gets involved in Brune's civil war when the Leitmeritz war maiden Eleonora Viltaria helps Alsace native Tigrevurmud Vorn save his homeland after taking him prisoner. Following the civil war, Zhcted improved its relationship.

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    In General 


  • Badass Army: Their armies make them one of the most powerful kingdoms in Europe.
  • Bare Your Midriff: All of the war maidens' outfits often show their stomachs. After Volume 10, Liza wears a new dress that doesn't show her stomach.
  • Battle Ballgown: The war maidens' regular attire tend to be used in battle and when they are not fighting.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Zhcted is an Eastern European country combining various different Slavic cultures.
  • Empathic Weapon: All of the Dragonic Tools are semi-sentient and choose their wielders when they become war maidens.
  • Four-Star Badass: Most of the war maidens demonstrate how badass they are when they get involved one way or another in wars or campaigns.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: All the war maidens wear their Battle Ballgowns while fighting and it doesn’t even slow them down.
  • Master-Apprentice Chain:
    • Vissarion > Elen, Lim and Fine
    • Eugene Sharavin > Elen, Lim and Fine
    • Naum > Liza
  • Military Mage: The war maidens often act as officers of commanding armies.
  • Ms. Fanservice: The war maidens are quite attractive, considering the fact that they wear form-fitting uniforms.
  • National Weapon: The wair maidens are selected by their Dragonic Tools after their titles are bestowed.
  • Nom de Guerre: Every single one of the war maidens have these.
  • One-Man Army: A single war maiden is all it takes to wipe out an army.
  • Psychoactive Powers: A Dragonic Tool reacts to the wielder's emotional state.
  • Recurring Location: Along with Brune, Zhcted is one of the more frequently featured locations in the series, given that it is home to the seven war maidens.
  • Rule of Seven: In the series, there are seven war maidens descended from the goddesses of the past.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: The war maidens in general. Lampshaded by Elen in Volume 1 and Mila in Volume 2.
  • Slippy-Slidey Ice World: Olmütz, a primitive icy wasteland shaped by snow-capped mountains.
  • Weapon of Choice: Each of the war maidens have a signature weapon bestowed upon when they are appointed to that position.
  • World of Action Girls: Any of the seven war maidens are this if you name one of them.

    Leitmeritz 

Eleonora Viltaria

Voiced by: Haruka Tomatsu (Japanese), Caitlin Glass (English)
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The wielder of the Dragonic sword of wind, Arifal, and the lord of the Leitmeritz territory in the Zhcted Kingdom.

Strong-willed and determined, Elen is known for taking her enemy head-on at the front of the army. Elen meets Tigre during the Battle of Dinant as bitter enemies; facing off against each other in combat. Elen defeats Tigre, but she acknowledges his skill with the bow, and turns Tigre into her "prisoner of war" to not have his abilities go to waste. Alongside Tigre, the two lead the charge of rebellion under the banner of the Silver Meteor Army to end the Brune civil war.


  • Action Girl: As a Vanadis, Elen is an extremely competent fighter and commander who can take enemy forces and demons head-on.
  • Attempted Rape: Greast attempts to do this as a part of his Batman Gambit to demoralize Tigre and the Leitmeritz Army. Fortunately, Tigre and Mila rescue her and the Leitmeritz Army kills Greast before he could have his way with her.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Not only is she the war maiden of Leitmeritz, but she is a capable fighter and commander.
  • Babies Ever After: At the end of the series, she has a child with Tigre.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Mila in Volume 5 and Liza in Volume 10.
  • Badass Cape: Wears a red/blue/white mini-cape as part of her standard uniform.
  • Badass in Distress: After the Moonlight Knights are scattered, Greast kidnaps and tortures her, forcing Tigre and Mila to rescue her.
  • Bedmate Reveal: Tries to sleep next to Tigre while the latter is sleeping, but was pinned down by Tigre due to his night time grabbyness.
  • Benevolent Boss: Treats her companions quite nicely, but tends to tease them a lot.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Titta's Betty, for Tigre's Archie. Ironically, she's the Betty for most of Tigre's other love interests.
  • Big Breast Pride: Very proud of her figure, especially when she can tease someone with it.
  • Blow You Away: Elen's main power, thanks to her Dragonic Tool.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Her Battle Ballgown is mostly colored blue.
  • Boy Meets Girl: How she meets Tigre at the beginning of Volume 1.
  • Break the Cutie: By the time Volume 13 rolls around, she ends up getting separated from Tigre by Greast's army, and is captured, tortured and mentally broken by Greast. That lasts until Tigre snaps her out of it by the volume's end.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Elen shows increasing shades of this toward Tigre as time goes on; as if he is a stuffed toy in her room.
  • The Coats Are Off: In Volume 2, she wears a coat during her walk to the Tatra Mountains’s citadel. She removes it when she is about to lead the charge.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: In Volume 13, she is subjected to a very brutal one of these courtesy of Greast.
  • Combat Pragmatist: This is Elen's style of fighting.
    Elen: I fight to win. I don't bother choosing a specific method, nor am I burdened by such useless things.
  • Cool Big Sis: Towards her companions.
  • Cool Sword: Elen's Dragonic Tool, Arifal.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Elen's usual outfit has a very short purple and red skirt that reveals her legs.
  • Determinator: She even survives an Attempted Rape at the hands of Greast.
  • The Dog Bites Back: By the time she first meets Greast, she is furious for disregarding his people and plundering towns. In Volume 13, Greast's Cold-Blooded Torture and Attempted Rape causes Elen to finally snap. As Tigre and Mila enter the tent where Greast is, Elen gets back at Greast by slicing his left arm off.
  • Doomed Hometown: As a child, her village was ravaged by a group of bandits.
  • The Dragonslayer: Slays several dragons alongside Tigre, and a few more with Mila.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Following Greast’s demise in Volume 13, Elen spends some time drinking wine to get over her Attempted Rape. Thanks to Tigre's intervention, she snaps out of it.
  • Expy: Funimation revealed that she resembles Nike, the Winged Goddess of Victory in Greek mythology.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: With Elizaveta. Elen inspired her to stand up for herself and defend herself as a child, which directly led to Liza having the qualities Valitsaif looks for in a Vanadis.
  • Four-Star Badass: She is one of the highest-ranking commanders, a war maiden, and can easily go one-on-one with an enemy commander or a large army.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: She went from a mercenary to a war maiden and army leader.
  • Frontline General: She leads the Zhcted army on several occasions, most notably in the Battle of Dinant, Brune's civil war and the Sachstein invasion.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: When Tigre is about to use Tir na Va’s power to kill Duke Thenardier, Elen punches Tigre in the face and warns him not to let hatred consume him.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: In Volume 13, Elen goes into one long after being subjected to Greast's Attempted Rape on her. She gets better.
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: She has white hair and white skin, wears blue and red clothing, has red eyes and is one of the heroes of the series.
  • Good Is Not Soft: She’s never afraid to use violent solutions.
  • Hair Decorations: She often wears a gold hairpin and red feathers while wearing her Battle Ballgown.
  • Heartbroken Badass: In Volumes 7 and 8, she is clearly distraught over Tigre’s disappearance as well as Sasha's death.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Her fighting style focuses on swordsmanship with her Arifal, which is her Weapon of Choice.
  • Heroic Albino: She has the same white skin as her hair, as well as red eyes. She's also one of the main heroes.
  • Heroic BSoD: She has three of these:
    • In Volume 7, she goes through a brief one for five days after Tigre disappears.
    • In Volume 8, she suffers another one when Sasha dies.
    • In Volume 13, Elen falls into a major one along with a Despair Event Horizon. After Greast's demise, she locks herself in her room and resorts to drinking wine. She ultimately gets over it by the end of the volume.
  • Hot-Blooded: She has a fierce disposition in battle.
  • If It's You, It's Okay: Played with. She's offered to let him marry Lim, whom she's very protective of.
  • Irony: The one Vanadis that she can't ever get along with? Liza. Who became a Vanadis because Elen taught her how to stand up for herself as a child.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch:
    • In Volume 9 during Liza's Troubled Backstory Flashback, she killed Rodian in Liza's stead, but this man is not only corrupt, he abandoned her only daughter.
    • In Volume 10, Elen decapitates Kazakov. Given his aggressive nature and mockery of Liza, who is her friend, many readers feel that her actions are pretty much justifiable.
    • In Volume 13, Elen cuts off Greast's arm in retaliation for his Cold-Blooded Torture; but this man not only burned down homes and property without regard for his people, he did it under Ganelon's orders. Therefore, lots of fans are not sad about Elen's actions.
  • Leitmotif: Her leitmotif in the anime, appropriately titled "Elen", is an adventurous, orchestral piece.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: She becomes this for Tigre after they rescue Alsace and defeat Zion.
  • Love at First Sight: Invoked in Volume 1 when she talks about why she took him as prisoner at the Dinant Plains while in Leitmeritz. She says that she found his archery skills impressive.
  • Lust Object: Greast lusts over her, so much that when he captured her in Volume 12, he proceeds to torture her. Needless to say, it doesn’t end well for him.
  • Master Swordswoman: She managed to kill quite a few dragons and also equally matched Roland’s swordplay.
  • Meaningful Name: Eleonora is the European and Scandinavian cognate of Eleanor, which means "the bright one." Eleonora’s skin and hair are colored white.
  • Mistress and Servant Boy: The mistress to Tigre's servant boy through volume 1. The relationship is much more equal past that.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Is fine with providing it herself or setting up others to embarrass themselves.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She discovers that Tigre has disappeared during their fight with Torbalan after letting him leave for Asvarre to stop their civil war, and regrets it.
  • Mystical White Hair: One of her characteristic traits.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: She's a mercenary, a war maiden and a swordswoman.
  • Nom de Guerre: She is known as the "Danseuse of the Sword" and the "Wind Princess of the Silver Flash".
  • Not So Different: To Elizaveta. They met during their backstories, and their respective first meetings with Tigre played out in similar fashion. The big conflict between the two of them is mostly a misunderstanding; Liz is much less concerned with her dead father than anyone realizes.
  • Official Couple: In Volume 13, she and Tigre become this after they profess their love for each other.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • When she sees the oncoming dragons in the Battle of Molsheim in Volume 1.
    • She has another one when the Serrash assassins corner her group in Volume 2.
    • She is utterly shocked when her initial attack on the citadel in Olmütz alerts Mila’s army to her presence. And has another one the last Serrash assassin is about to kill her and Mila during their fight in the Tatra Fortress.
    • She is surprised when Roland badly wounds Tigre in Volume 3.
  • One-Woman Army: One of the most prominent of the Vanadis. She has managed to wipe out the Brunish army in one fell swoop in Dinant, slaughtered dragons, nearly bested Roland with her swordsmanship and held her own against demons and other armies.
  • Primary-Color Champion: She wears a blue-and-red Battle Ballgown, has white hair and white skin, red eyes, and she is one of the main heroines.
  • Rape Leads to Insanity: At the end of Volume 13, Elen loses her mind due to Greast’s Cold-Blooded Torture and Attempted Rape. She snaps out of it when Tigre professes his love for her, though.
  • Razor Wind: Her Ley Admos technique involves her Arifal firing off a blast of wind at objects, and it can even kill dragons.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She has long, flowing white hair that reaches past her waist.
  • Red Baron: Elen is known as the Silvfrau - the Wind Princess of the Silver Flash - and the Meltis - the Danseuse of the Sword.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: She is the Red to Tigre's, Mila's, Titta's and Lim's Blue, being the hot-blooded and passionate fighter.
  • She's Got Legs: Her outfits often show her long and slender legs.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Falls in love with Tigre at first due to his skill with the bow, as well as his bravery while she charged him. Later she keeps telling everyone she "owns" him, having taken him prisoner, which also doesn't sit well with Titta.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She loves Tigre for his generosity and valor during battle. Not even being taken in by Liza didn’t stop Elen from being in love with Tigre.
  • Slumming It: Regularly sneaks out of her palace to spend time among her people, incognito.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: With Mila, thanks to their first meeting going spectacularly wrong.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Ellenora or Eleanora? (Mostly the latter now.) Broad consensus holds that her In-Universe nickname is written as "Ellen" with two "l"s.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: It's eventually Subverted with Tigre. In the first two arcs, due to their respective roles as a war maiden and a count requiring them to be in different situations, they were often star-crossed.
  • Storming the Castle: She and Tigre led the assault on the Tatra Mountains.
  • Supporting Protagonist: She becomes this to Tigre after meeting him.
  • Talk to the Fist: She punches Tigre towards the end of Volume 5 to snap him out of his Heroic BSoD.
  • They Do: In Volume 13, Elen and Tigre finally profess their love for each other.
  • Trauma Conga Line: In Volume 13, Elen is separated from Tigre and captured and tortured by Greast for several days. After all of this, it’s no wonder she crossed the Despair Event Horizon.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Elen annihilates the Brune army on the Dinant Plains and captures Tigre as her prisoner for a potential ransom. Her actions inadvertently lead to Zion’s attempted invasion of Alsace and the start of Brune's civil war as a whole.
  • Weapon of Choice: A staple for any war maiden, hers being the longsword Arifal.
  • White Stallion: She rides her white horse in battles.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Elen hates insects.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Tigre up until Volume 13.
  • Woman in White: Some of her uniforms are colored white.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Elen's childhood village was destroyed by bandits, leaving her unable to return.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: In volume 5, Elen tells Mila to go return to Olmütz since the former feels that the latter is no longer needed. It doesn't work.
  • You Killed My Father: She loathes Fine for the death of Vissarion, her adoptive father who also the former leader of the defunct Silver Gale Mercenaries.
  • Doppelgänger: In the Michelia timeline, a demon impersonates her appearance to cause trouble for the other factions.
  • Breeding Slave: In the Michelia timeline, Elen is captured by a forest demon and 20 days after her imprisonment, her body is used to birth doppelgangers.

Limalisha

Voiced by: Yuka Iguchi (Japanese), Alex Moore (English)
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Elen's loyal subordinate and close friend, who acts as Elen's chief administrator in Leitmeritz.


  • Agent Scully: She was extremely skeptical of Elen sheltering Tigre in Volume 1.
  • The Apprentice: She served under Vissarrion during her time as a member of the Silver Gate Mercenaries.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Just like Elen, she wears blue armor.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: She serves as Elen's bodyguard.
  • Childhood Friends: Non-romantic version with Elen. The two first met while they were members of the Silver Gale Mercenaries. After Vissarion's death at the hands of Fine, Lim would become Elen's subordinate.
  • Danger Deadpan: She is calm during battles and war councils, but she gets irritated when Elen is captured by Greast.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: In any other position with any other master she would be one, as is she's "just" Elen's Number Two. When officially assigned to Tigre she is one.
  • Master Swordswoman: As shown during her battles with Elen and Tigre.
  • Mentor Archetype: Serves as one of Tigre’s mentors during his time as Elen’s prisoner before Zion’s invasion of Alsace.
  • My God, You Are Serious: Lim gets this reaction when Tigre shoots down the bandit who interfered with his training in Volume 1.
  • Number Two: She is Elen's chief administrator in running Leitmeritz and her backstory in volume 11 reveals that they were once members of the Silver Gale Mercenaries before Elen became the Vanadis of Leitmeritz.
  • Praetorian Guard: She serves as this to Elen.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: She's the Blue Oni to Elen's Red.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Rimlicia or Limlicia? (Current convention says it's Lim).
  • The Stoic: When she’s with her allies, she is calm and focused.
  • Suck Out the Poison: In Volume 2, Lim ends up getting poisoned by the enemy, forcing Tigre to suck the poison out of her breast.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Despite having a strict and tough personality, Lim has a secret cute side where she loves stuffed animals, even giving them cute names.
  • Tsundere: Lim is harsh towards Tigre at the beginning of the series, but eventually mellows out, especially after she is rescued by Tigre in Volume 2.
  • You Are in Command Now: She temporarily becomes the Moonlight Knights' leader following Elen's disappearance in Volume 13.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: She wears thigh high boots as a standard part of her uniform.

Ryurik

Voiced by: Kazuyuki Okitsu (Japanese), Ricco Fajardo (English)
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One of Elen's generals, and the greatest archer in her ranks before Tigre came along.


  • Always Someone Better: Used to be the greatest archer in Elen's rank until Tigre shows up.
  • The Archer: One of his skills as a soldier.
  • Bald of Awesome: As part of his forgiveness towards Tigre for his actions, Ryurik had all of his hair shaved off.
  • Easily Forgiven: Tigre forgives Ryurik for his actions during his training
  • Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Shaves it off to swear loyalty to Tigre.
  • Important Haircut: Used to have very long hair until he shaves himself to show his loyalty towards Tigre after he shows him his skill and sparring his life from Elen.
  • Jerk With A Heart OF Gold: Ryurik was a jerk towards Tigre at the beginning when he gives him a poor bow, but he becomes his closest ally towards the end of volume 1.
  • Purple Is Powerful: He has purple eyes.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He became much kinder towards Tigre when he shows his skill and shaves his head to show his changed side.
  • True Companions: With Tigre and Gerard when they became the leaders of the Silver Meteor Army in Elen's absence during the Brune civil war.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Elen and later Tigre when he proves his skill is greater than his own.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: He becomes this with Gerard during Brune's civil war.

Lunie

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Elen's pet baby dragon that she keeps around for company. It is often seen playing with Elen's Vanadis friend, Sofy, and has bonded with Tigre; following along on Tigre's hunting missions.


     Olmütz 

Ludmila Lourie

Voiced by: Mariya Ise (Japanese), Jad Saxton (English)
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The wielder of the Dragonic pole-arm of ice, Lavias, and the lord of the Olmütz territory in the Zhcted Kingdom. She has a long history with Elen, whom she gets into quarrels with.


  • A-Cup Angst: While Mila's actually decently endowed, she feels this whenever Elen taunts her about her chest.
  • Alliterative Name: Ludmila Lourie.
  • Ancestral Weapon: Lavias has been in Ludmilia's family for generations, despite the fact that, like all Draconic Tools, Lavias chooses it's next wielder by it's own criteria.
  • An Ice Person: Mila's main power thanks to her Dragonic Tool, Lavias.
  • Anti-Villain: The only reason she cooperates with the Thenardiers is that she is dispatched to fight against Eleonora on his behalf. She comes out of this and becomes a heroine once she finds out Tigre’s sincerity at the end of Volume 2.
  • Arc Villain: She serves as a crucial antagonist in Volume 2.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: At the end of Volume 2, when Mila realizes that Tigre tricked her, she slaps him for it.
  • Berserk Button: She despises anyone mocking her dimunitive size.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • She and The Cavalry from Olmütz help Tigre drive off the Muozinellan invasion of Agnes in Volume 4, joining Tigre for the remainder of Brune's civil war in the subsequent volume.
    • In the second half of Volume 13, Mila defeats Vodyanoy again, and helps Tigre rescue Elen and ultimately annihilate Greast’s army.
  • Blade on a Stick: Mila's Dragonic Tool, Lavias.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Not only is her hair light blue, her uniform is in varying shades of blue and she even has blue eyes.
  • The Bus Came Back: Mila was mostly absent throughout the second arc until volume 11.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Mila shows signs of this trope toward Tigre after Volume 4.
  • Curtains Match the Window: A light-blue haired girl with light-blue eyes.
  • Dangerous Deserter: Breaks ties with Thenardier in the Volume 2 finale to become a neutral party and ally of Tigre.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: She wears this as part of her standard uniform.
  • Death from Above: Her Shero Zam Kafa attack can also involve raining ice crystals down on her enemies.
  • Defector from Decadence: At the end of Volume 2, she defects from Thenardier and becomes a neutral party in Brune's civil war.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Mila was cold towards Tigre at the beginning, but became warmer towards him after the events of Volume 2.
  • The Dragonslayer: She slays a couple dragons alongside Elen during the Brune civil war.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Before her Heel–Face Turn, she is basically a Punch-Clock Villain who outright despises Thenardier.
  • Expy: Funimation said that she resembles the Greek goddess Athena.
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: She is one of the good guys, has light blue eyes and wears all blue, indicating her heroic nature.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a bowtie on her head.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She spends the majority of Volume 2 on Thenardier’s side. But in the end, Mila ditches Thenardier after he sends the Serrash assassins after her and she realizes Tigre’s true intentions, later becoming one of his closest allies.
  • Heel Realization: She clearly states that working with Thenardier to uphold her family ties and has made her sad. She ends up ditching Thenardier at the end of Volume 2.
  • Heroic BSoD: She goes through a brief one when she learns of Tigre’s disappearance in Volume 8.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: What her Shero Zam Kafa does to targets such as the Serrash assassins. Also, she can use Lavias to impale enemies as well as dragons with it.
  • Instant Ice: Just Add Cold!: Her “Eisberg” attack instantly freezes water to create a surface.
  • It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": In the English dub, her last name is pronounced as LOW-rey (as in a British lorry).
  • Little Miss Badass: She’s small but she can kick some major ass when she needs to.
  • Little Miss Snarker: She can spurt out sarcasm towards any of her friends, including Elen and Tigre.
  • Meaningful Name: Ludmila is a Slavic name, which combines the words “people” and “love.” Lourie is a Scottish, English, Irish and Jewish name, as well as the name of an African bird. One of her attacks, Eisberg, is the German word for “iceberg.”
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: According to Elen, Mila was never truly fond of Thenardier or his methods, serving his family only due to an ancient ancestral contract. Thernadier effectively destroys that contract and burns it when he sends the Serrash assassins after her, Elen, Lim, and Tigre.
  • Ms. Exposition. She explains Kureys's past to Tigre and Ryurik during Muozinel’s invasion of Brune in Volume 4.
  • The Napoleon: Her stature may small, but she is a Vanadis after all.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Mila is surprised when Tigre walks in on her in the hot springs.
    • She has a similar reaction when she and the others are cornered by the Serrash assassins.
    • She is horrified when Elen infiltrates the citadel in Olmütz.
    • She has two in the finale of Volume 2 first when the Serrash assassin is about to kill her and Elen and after she realizes that Tigre was the one who spied on her.
    • When Elen catches her with Tigre after defeating the Muozinellian army in Volume 4.
    • She has another one in the battle of Villecresnes Plains in Volume 5: first when her Shero Zam Kafa No Sells Thenardier’s dragons and the second when the other dragon is about to burn her.
    • In Volume 13 when her Shero Zam Kafa doesn't work against the chains holding Elen.
  • Opt Out: She leaves the Thenardiers at the end of Volume 2.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: This small war maiden showcases her fighting abilities in Volume 2, in which she proves that she can kill assassins twice her size.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Mila is a dutiful war maiden who serves Thenardier. Except that she actually has misgivings of Thenardier and eventually does a Heel–Face Turn at the end of Volume 2 by declaring neutrality in the civil war.
  • Rapunzel Hair: When she loosens her hair, it reaches down to her thighs.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: She is the Blue to Elen's Red.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: By the end of Volume 12, Mila realizes that something is wrong with Tigre and goes to Brune over Viktor’s orders to protect the southern border from Muozinel.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: She leaves the Thenardiers after Duke Thenardier sends the Serrash assassins to kill her and learning of Tigre's intentions to protect Alsace.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Elen and Mila are this to each other due to their differing backgrounds before becoming Vanadis.
  • Slippy-Slidey Ice World: Her fortress is located on the snowy Tatra Mountains in her native Olmütz.
  • Spanner in the Works: She helped put a wrench in Muozinel's invasion of Agnes as well as helping Tigre rescue Elen.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is her name spelled as Ludmila, Ludmira or Lyudmila? However, Mira as her in-universe nickname is considered official.
  • Spikes of Doom: Her Shero Zam Kafa can produce ice spikes capable of impaling anyone. Just ask the Serrash assassins.
  • The Strategist: Mila devises strategic plans to fight against armies such as the Muozinel army during their invasion of Brune.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She and Elen get along like two cats in a sack. Towards everyone else she's haughty, but capable of admitting fault and quickly warms up to anyone who gets past that.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: For Mila, it is tea. She carries a jar of it along with jam everywhere she goes.
  • Tsundere: Type A toward Tigre at the beginning, but slowly toward Type B since her declaration of neutrality at the end of Volume 2.
  • Underestimating Badassery: In Volume 2, Mila tells Tigre that he has no chance against Thenardier during their trip to the hot springs. Later on, when she encounters Tigre spying on her, she doubts his archery skills but realizes her mistake once she sees Tigre shooting his arrow at a tree.
  • Unwanted Rescue: When she is rescued by Tigre from the Serrash assassin, Mila gives him an Armor-Piercing Slap.
  • Unwitting Pawn: She serves as this to Thenardier until her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Elen after Volume 2.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She calls Tigre out after rescuing her towards the end of Volume 2 for lying about his identity and for rescuing her when she could have been killed by the Serrash assassin.
  • Winter Royal Lady: She lives in a snowy climate and is a war maiden there.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Mila has blue hair.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Part of her new outfit involves thigh-high boots as of Volume 12.

    Polesia 

Sofya Obertas

Voiced by: Ai Kayano (Japanese), Morgan Garrett (English)
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The wielder of the Dragonic staff of light, Zaht, and the lord of the Polesia territory in the Zhcted Kingdom.

Due to her dislike for violence, Sofy plays the moral guardian as a means to keep the peace amongst her Vanadis colleagues. However, her strong friendship with Elen causes her to sometimes break away from this character; fighting alongside the Silver Meteor army on several occasions. In addition, Sofy is tasked to act as the messenger that relays the Zhcted Kingdom's goals, and wishes, to possible allies... a job that ends up getting her involved in the Asvarre civil war.


  • Arch-Enemy: To Tina.
  • Badass in Distress: She gets captured by Prince Eliot's pirates during Asvarre's civil war.
  • Bathing Beauty: How Tigre thought of her when they first met while Sofy was bathing in a lake.
  • Bathtub Bonding: Sofy had this with Tigre in volume 7 after she fell in love with Tigre and tried to thank him for saving her.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Sofy is very kind and caring and dislikes fighting, but Elen and Mira fall in line and stop fighting when she is around.
  • Cool Big Sis: Sofy is this to Elen and Ludmila, as she is the only person to break up their childish fights.
  • Cuteness Proximity: She is very fond of Lunie, so much that it makes him run away.
  • Disney Death: Even though there's a funeral for her in Polesia, Sofy ultimately turns out to be alive by the end of the series.
  • Due to the Dead: In volume 18, she's given a funeral in Polesia. Or so it seems...
  • Expy: Funimation compared her to Harmonia, the Greek goddess of Peace, Harmony, and Concord.
  • Flower in Her Hair: Sofy wears a flower clip in her hair, befitting her nickname.
  • Gag Boobs: Sofy does have the largest breasts in the series.
  • Guile Hero: She prefers to talk her way out of a situation rather than fight.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Sofy's hair is blonde and is the only Vanadis who dislikes violence and uses her power to heal and to keep the peace.
  • Healing Hands: One of Sofy's main abilities.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Sofy remains completely calm when Tigre spots her naked.
  • Light Is Good: Sofy wears light clothes and her Dragon Tool has the ability to use light when its necessary.
  • Light 'em Up: Her main powers thanks to her Dragon Tool, Zaht.
  • Magic Staff: Sofy uses her Dragon Tool Zaht as her Weapon of Choice.
  • Martial Pacifist: Sofy tries to defuse any tense situation until she is forced to use Zaht, as Roland and Eliot found out the hard way.
  • Meaningful Name: Her last name, Obertas, is an alternate name for a Polish dance called the oberek.
  • Naked First Impression: Tigre meets Sofya while she's bathing in a river, she trips and falls, he tries to catch her, and....
  • Nice Girl: Easily the most personable and nicest Vanadis in Zhcted.
  • Properly Paranoid: She has suspicions of Tina's true motives throughout the series and is proven right when Tina launches her plans to becon Zhcted's queen.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Sofy’s hair reaches down to her thighs.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She's a very reasonable girl who is willing to listen to others, Tigre and the war maidens included.
  • Rescue Romance: Sofy fell in love with Tigre after he freed her from the captivity of Prince Elliot.
  • Sacrificial Lion: She manages to hold her own against enemy forces. This is especially shocking when Tina seriously injures Sofy and puts suspense in Tina's battle with Tigre and the other war maidens.
  • She's Got Legs: Her long and slender legs are often shown via her transparent green skirt.
  • Summon to Hand: Sofy states that this is a power she can use with her Dragonic Tool. She finally uses it in Volume 7 to recover Zaht after it was thrown into the ocean in order to fend off the Muozinel pirates attempting to abduct her.

    Legnica 

Alexandra Alshavin

Voiced by: Mikako Komatsu (Japanese), Carli Mosier (English)
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The wielder of the Dragonic dual-daggers of fire, Bargren, and the lord of the Legnica territory in the Zhcted Kingdom.

A dear friend of Elen's, Sasha is considered to be the strongest of the Vanadis, despite suffering from an incurable genetic disease that leaves her bed-ridden to conserve her life-force. Sasha's territory ends up attacked by the fellow Vanadis, Liza, to force Elen to come to Sasha's aid; splitting her up from Tigre as he continues his rebellion in Brune. Later on, Sasha decides to make a stand against Torbalan when it is discovered that he has brought a legion of pirates to invade Zhcted through her territory.


Figneria Alshavin

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The inheritor of Bargren after Sasha, and thus the new lord of Legnica.

Figneria was a former mercenary prior to her becoming a Vanadis, earning the moniker "Finé of the War Blade". She has a history with Elen, having once befriended the girl's mentor Vissarion who was the head of the Silver Gale mercenary company.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Fine.
  • Ambition Is Evil: While originally doesn't have an ambition of her own, Fine's meeting with Vissarion actually influenced her life as for her seeking her own dream. Unlike Vissarion's however, whose vision was to build a peaceful kingdom, she instead desired in establishing a tyrannical militarized kingdom that ruled with an iron fist.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Elen and Lim, since Fine killed their mentor.
  • Badass Cape: She wears a cape as part of her uniform.
  • Better to Die than Be Killed: In volume 17, she commits suicide with Bargren rather than be killed by Elen.
  • Black Cloak: A benevolent version. She wears a black uniform and is shaping up to be one of the good guys. Later subverted in Volume 15 onward where she currently allying herself with Tina in a failed assassination attempt onto Liza in order to pursue her own ambition.
  • Driven to Suicide: In Volume 17, she commits suicide with Bargren after being fatally wounded by Elen.
  • Face Death with Dignity: When she is defeated by Elen, she accepts death calmly and burns herself.
  • Face–Heel Turn: The moment she tried to assassinate Liza is this when she and Tina distrusted her because of her rekindled relationship with Elen. Her villainy is later cemented when she allying herself with Tina in contributing Zhcted's civil war in order to pursue her own tyrannical dream, making her as the third important villain after Tina and even Ganelon.
  • I Work Alone: She's reluctant to trust people due to her being a mercenary and countless years of living on her own.
  • Meaningful Name: "Fine" is the Italian and Romanian word for "The End."
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: She sports gold eyes.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Elen and Lim before the downfall of the Silver Gale Mercenaries.
  • Worthy Opponent: Her views towards Tigre as this because of his astonishing archery skills that shocks her for the first time, to the point she even asking the man himself.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: She wears thigh-high black boots.

Matvey

A loyal subordinate of Sasha who works as a sailor for Zhcted.

He was given orders by Sasha to ferry Tigre by sea to the kingdom of Asvarre to help him complete a mission tasked by King Viktor. However, he, along with Tigre, and Olga who was traveling with them at the time, get wrapped up in the Asvarre civil war, and he becomes one of Tigre's generals for the forces they would be leading in the war. He later stands alongside Sasha as they engage Torbalan's pirates to protect Zhcted.


Dmitry

A village mayor stationed in the Legnica territory.

Dmitry looks out for Sasha’s well being after his lord had become terminally ill.


    Lebus 

Elizaveta Fomina

Voiced by: Yuu Kobayashi (Japanese), Lauren Landa (English)
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The wielder of the Dragonic whip of electricity, Valitsaif, and the lord of the Lebus territory in the Zhcted Kingdom. She has a long history with Elen.


  • Abusive Parent: Given Rodian’s corruption and his abandonment, it’s no wonder Liza turned out the way she did.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Sasha in Volume 8 against Torbalan.
  • Berserk Button: Don't say anything about her origins in front of her. It results in her getting very angry with Naum.
  • The Corruptible: Baba Yaga corrupts Liza after she makes a Deal with the Devil. I think we know how this turns out...
  • Dark and Troubled Past: It’s shown in a Troubled Backstory Flashback that she was abandoned by her father when she was just a young girl. If that wasn’t enough, she was often ridiculed for her Technicolor Eyes and her relationship with her father. Not to mention that she used to be friends with Elen.
  • Deal with the Devil: She formed a contract with Baba Yaga for strength far beyond even what the Viralt could offer. What she didn't realize is that it let Baba Yaga take control of her arm at will.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She appears in a non-speaking role in episode 4 at Elen's audience with Viktor.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Her reaction to Elen killing her father during his trial in her Troubled Backstory Flashback is of outrage.
  • Expy: Funimation said that she resembles Iris, the Greek goddess of the Rainbow and the goddess of the Sea and Sky. Fittingly enough, Liza has rainbow eyes.
  • Fake Defector: She tricks Tina into letting her join her to conquer Zhcted, but eventually sides with Tigre and the others when she is forced to fight Fine.
  • Fatal Flaw: Her Greed, envy and Hair-Trigger Temper led to Liza making a Deal with the Devil with Baba Yaga and becoming rivals with Elen. Not only that, but it caused her arm to be controlled at will.
  • Fiery Redhead: She has pink hair and is a hot-tempered war maiden.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: She went from a daughter of a corrupt nobleman to a war maiden of Lebus.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Purple is a regal color for many princesses and royalty, and Liza wears one to signify her status as a war maiden of Lebus. She changes her dress by the time Volume 15 rolls around.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Liza can easily get very angry and with minimal provocation, especially when one mentions about her past.
  • Handicapped Badass: In Volume 10, Liza remains as much as the Vanadis she was before getting her arm temporarily paralyzed.
  • Heroic BSoD: Liza goes through this when Tigre disappears while fighting with Baba Yaga.
  • Hot-Blooded: Liza is overly emotional, passionate, brash and impulsive.
  • Lady of War: She can fight toe-to-toe with Elen and Baba Yaga.
  • Little Black Dress: Liza changes to an all-black dress in Volume 11.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: Despite her high and mighty personality, she's equal measures sweet and protective of what she considers hers (Urs).
  • Meaningful Name: Elizaveta is Russian for "God is My Oath," and is also the Russian form of Elizabeth.
  • Mistress and Servant Boy: In Volume 8, she becomes the mistress to Tigre's servant boy upon finding him.
  • Nom de Guerre: She uses her sobriquet, "Thunder Swirl and Luminous Flame", and lives up to it.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Fitting her position as a Vanadis, she initially wears purple dresses and her whip is also colored purple. Even her Shock and Awe powers are colored purple in the anime. She switches to a black dress and a black whip in volume 11.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She has thigh-length hair.
  • Red Baron: Given her Dragon Tool powers and fiery temper, her nickname is best to steer clear of her if you know what's good for you.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: She is the Red to Tigre and Mila's Blue.
  • The Rival: Liza is Elen's heated arch-rival, others being Mila and Fine, as she would go lengths to surpass her, including having Tigre (Urs) as her own subordinate.
  • Shock and Awe: Liza's main ability thanks to her Dragon Tool, Valitsaif.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Liza has heterochromatic eyes: the right yellow and the left blue.
  • A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: Liza has a tendency to make decisions without thinking them through or without considering others and it's one of the reasons for her descent into darkness. Liza's impatience to match up with Elen results in her making a Deal with the Devil with Baba Yaga.
  • Unknown Rival: Elen knows that they don't get along. What she doesn't know is that Liza looks up to and admires her, and is trying to surpass her for personal reasons.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: If Liza hadn't pulled a Deal with the Devil with Baba Yaga and developed a bitter rivalry with Elen following Rodian’s death, her invasion of Legnica during Brune's civil war would not have occurred and she would not have met Tigre.
  • Unwitting Pawn: She becomes one to Baba Yaga after forming a Deal with the Devil with her.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Elen after her Troubled Backstory Flashback.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: She thinks the sentiment is shallow. Tigre telling her they remind him of a cat is the first time she's felt someone was being honest with their impression.
  • Whip It Good: Liza uses her Dragon Tool, Valitsaif, as her Weapon of Choice.
  • You Killed My Father: To Elen, since she killed Rodian in her Troubled Backstory Flashback.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: She often wears thigh-high leggings and garters, although most of it is covered by her dress.

Naum

A veteran knight loyal to Liza who acts as her supervisor.


Lazarl

An old civil official of Lebus that serves as an aid for Liza.


  • Horrible Judge of Character: He didn't think Tigre would complete his task as a mediator, or that Liza was more cunning than he thought.
  • Number Two: To Naum in Lebus.
  • Out-Gambitted: He does his best to make sure that Tigre doesn't get over-rewarded for his previous accomplishments. He succeeds at first, but ends up getting played by Liza which resulted in Tigre getting a high reward anyway.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Very sound in judgment and always willing to listen to reason from Liza and eventually, Tigre.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He underestimated Tigre's task as a mediator or Liza's sly nature.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Liza to the point that he tells her straight out that he will always be there or her. He also does this with Tigre after initially expressing his misgivings, even willing to help Urs if he decides to live in Lebus despite the feeling of resentment that the people of Lebus have towards him.

    Osterode 

Valentina Glinka Estes

Voiced by: Hitomi Harada (Japanese), Monica Rial (English)
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The wielder of the Dragonic scythe of shadow, Ezendeis, and the lord of the Osterode territory in the Zhcted Kingdom.

The most mysterious of the Vanadis, Tina is the type that shows a sweet, gentle, smile on the outside, but is actually cunning and manipulative on the inside. In addition, Tina has within her the royal blood of the Zhcted nobility, and will go to any length to make her wish to become the queen of Zhcted a reality. Her ambition prompts her to initiate, and put down, a civil war in the Zhcted Kingdom in an attempt to raise her reputation, and status, for when the time comes to take the throne for herself.


  • Affably Evil: Unlike most of the Big Bads, Tina is a Noble Demon who just wants to become the queen of Zhcted. Her reasons for conquering the kingdom are out of necessity as she has the royal blood of the Zhcted nobility. She has several opportunities to give Tigre and the others a fighting chance.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Volume 14 reveals that her nickname is Tina.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Despite all the atrocities she committed, it's hard not to sympathize with her after her death.
  • All According to Plan: Everything that she does is planned for in advance. The only time that something doesn't go to his plan is when Tigre and his allies for the Black Dragon Army and launch a Final Battle for almost killing Sofy as well as her involvement with Ganelon, and this one instance leads to her defeat.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Her ambitions are for her evil deeds to become Queen of Zhcted.
  • Ascended Extra: She gains a lot more prominence starting with the third story arc.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Or in her case, "The Bad Girl Wins." The third arcs are dedicated to showing how she overthrew the monarchy and organized a civil war so that she can become queen herself. It's not until volume 18 that she finally loses.
  • Bait the Dog: In volume 17, she whispers to Sofy about not using Zaht and Sofy rushes back to the Leitmeritz army's camp. Unfortunately, it all turns out that she used Sofy as bait so she can strike her with Ezendeis.
  • Beneath the Mask: Tina shows a gentle smile, but deep down, she is cunning and manipulative, and willing to do anything to become queen of Zhcted.
  • Big Bad: She finally assumes this position in Volume 15, where she begins her plans to conquer Zhcted after Viktor's death. Following Ganelon's demise, she becomes the very last villain in the series.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: The soft spoken, polite and noble war maiden was simply a role for Tina to hide behind - the truth is that she is a Manipulative Bitch.
  • Casting a Shadow: Tina's main ability thanks to her Dragon Tool, Ezendeis.
  • The Chessmaster: How she plans to become queen of Zhcted. She shelters Ganelon and Greast, uses Eugene and Ilda to fight against each other, dissolves House Kazakov, helps regain Ruslan's sanity and stage a civil war after Viktor's death, injures Sofya Obertas, and intends to tear the foundations of Zhcted apart until she can take over completely as Queen of Zhcted.
  • Con Woman: Tina is one of these. She cons nearly everyone (the war maidens, King Viktor, Eugene, Ilda, Kazakov, Ruslan) with the intention of becoming Zhcted’s queen.
  • Consummate Liar: Tina is a pretty effective liar.
  • Cultured Badass: One of the most powerful war maidens in Zhcted and an admirer of arts.
  • Dark Is Evil: The purple eyes, black hair, her shadow powers and her Sinister Scythe is enough to tip anyone off that Tina is not a good girl.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She appears in a non-speaking role in episode 4 at Elen's audience with Viktor.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In Volume 11, she flat-out tells Ganelon that she won’t be helping with his ultimate goals to overthrow Brune, but she will intend to focus on her plan to become Queen of Zhcted.
  • Evil All Along: She's not as good as she appears to be.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Sofy, who views her as a dangerous threat.
  • The Exile: She was exiled after Ruslan's revolt against Viktor failed in the past.
  • Expy: Funimation has compared her to Eris, the Greek goddess of chaos (fitting, considering that in the story, the war maidens are the descendants of goddesses).
  • Fake Defector: Does this as part of a ploy in Volume 11, Chapter 4.
  • Final Boss: After Ganelon is killed by Tigre, Tina becomes the main threat to Zhcted and Brune and the Final Battle is against her.
  • Flower in Her Hair: She wears a white rose on her hair as an accessory.
  • Freudian Excuse: Her territory is in straits very similar to Alsace back at the beginning of the story. Unlike Tigrevurmund Vorn, however, she can't simply go round up an army and attack the threat directly for several reasons, the most prominent of which is that the King of Zhcted is silently in collusion with those that want to bring harm to her people and seize her territory, out of greed and jealousy, and she knows it. She's faking illness to avoid being sent on a Uriah Gambit because she's well aware of the king's near paranoid fear of the Vanadis, and their power, her territory becoming too prosperous for the king's taste, and her neighbors hasn't helped. Becoming the High Queen is basically her only option to protect her people.
  • Freudian Threat: Does this to Tigre in Volume 11 with her scythe, after she walked in on him while he was bathing in a river. She was also naked at the time due to bathing herself, out of sight, somewhere upstream. (She let him go because he was honest about seeing her naked, and enjoying the view.)
  • The Gadfly: She just loves to taunt and tease her fellow Vanadis, Tigre, and any movers and shakers she comes across just to get a reaction. Justified in that said reactions provide valuable intel.
  • Gambit Pileup: Her rise to power is one predicated on massive plans, serving as The Chessmaster, being a Manipulative Bitch that relies on Playing Both Sides, operating with a number of Batman Gambits and quick alternatives should a wrench be thrown in her plans. Specifically, it requires that she become a high ranking war maiden, shelter Ganelon and Greast upon their defeat, become a representative of King Viktor, instigating a fight between Viktor’s successors since the king is dying, use her identity to weaken Regin's plans, allowing Greast to be captured and executed, meet up with Liza and Fine, help regain Ruslan's sanity, injure Sofya Obertas, and to initiate Zhcted's civil war. It worked in her favor, at least until Tigre and his allies defeat her.
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: Tina wears a white, red and purple dress, and sports black hair and purple eyes, indicating her sinister nature.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: She spends the series manipulating people's emotions with her charisma and war maiden powers. When she injures Sofy, it infuriates Tigre and the war maidens to the point that they for the Black Dragon Army to defeat Tina and end her reign once and for all.
  • I Know You Know I Know: She suspects that her deployment with Tigre and Elen in Volume 11 is more than King Viktor's usual Uriah Gambit.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: By Miron after rescuing Valery from being held hostage.
  • I Shall Taunt You: She often uses intimidation, taunts and threats to weaken her opponents.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: All the nasty things she's done in the series have been done purely for the sake of keeping her people safe. She not only loves them dearly, but is loved by them in turn.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: After getting away with treachery and scheming to take over Brune and Zhcted, karma eventually comes back to bite her at the end of volume 18 when she's overpowered and defeated by Tigre and his allies.
  • Karmic Death: She is killed by the very prime minister who supported her during her planned coup against Zhcted.
  • Light Is Not Good: She wears light-colored clothes but she is a cunning war maiden.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Tina is willingly to do anything to become the Queen of Zhcted.
  • Meaningful Name: Valentina is a German, Latvian, Italian and Spanish given name derived from the Latin word Valentines, which means “healthy”. Glinka is a Polish and Slavic name and Estes is derived from the Old English term which means “of the East.” Tina lives in Zhcted, which is in the eastern lands of Europe.
  • The Mole: If only the war maidens and Viktor had realized that Tina was hiding amongst the people they were working for...
  • Mole in Charge: After she replaces Viktor and starts the civil war in Zhcted.
  • Monster Protection Racket: Her overarching plans in the series is this trope on a monarchy scale, and by the time she's found out, it's almost too late to stop her.
  • Monument of Humiliation and Defeat: She resides in Viktor's palace after the king dies and she launches a civil war in Zhcted.
  • Noble Demon: She does have a code of honor, given that she is a war maiden and is well loved in her native Osterode.
  • Nom de Guerre: She is known as the Illusory Princess of the Hollow Shadow.
  • Obfuscating Disability: She deliberately appears to be sick to fool her enemies and to avoid being sent on Viktor’s Uriah Gambit.
  • Obviously Evil: Tina has dark purple hair and eyes, a sinister voice and a scythe.
  • Orcus on His Throne: She has got plots to set in motion and a kingdom to manage.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Her eyes are colored purple, appropriately enough given that she is the war maiden of Osterode.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She has long, waist-length hair.
  • Red Baron: Her nickname, the Illusory Princess of the Hollow Shadow, is a scary name.
  • Redemption Equals Death: She redeems herself to rescue Valery but at the cost of her own life.
  • She's Got Legs: Her legs get shown quite a lot due to her uniform.
  • Sinister Scythe: Tina uses her Dragon Tool, Ezendeis, as her Weapon of Choice.
  • Smart People Play Chess: The anime has her sitting at a chess table playing a game against an unseen opponent in the ending theme. Given her status as one of The Chessmasters, this counts.
  • Smug Super: When she shows her true face.
  • Something About a Rose: Tina has different colored roses: a white one on her head, a purple rose on her waist and several red roses on her uniform and shoes.
  • Teleport Spam: Unlike the other Vanadis, Tina is able to teleport to wherever she wants and doesn't get tired from it.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Compared to her fellow Vanadis, her actions have been darker and more troublesome.
  • Tragic Villain: It's not hard to sympathize with her when she was driven to villainy after Ruslan's failed revolt and how her homeland was in dire straits.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: She assumes leadership of Zhcted after Viktor's death.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom:
    • In Volume 6, Tina sends Tigre out to Asvarre to end a civil war there along with Sofya and Olga, inadvertently causing Tigre to lose his bow and his memory after being attacked by Torbalan, and Liza to discover him.
    • During Volume 11, her Fake Defector plot during the Sachstein invasion causes Tigre to be branded as a traitor again and indirectly leads to the insurgency in Brune.
  • Villains Blend in Better: Most of the Vanadis are unable to sense that Tina is about to take over Zhcted due to her popularity in her homeland. Sofy, Elen and Tigre are suspicious as well due to her sinister nature.
  • Villain Takes an Interest: Tina wants Tigre to join her and rule Zhcted with her.
  • We Come in Peace — Shoot to Kill: Discussed. She offers this to Elen and Tigre to help defeat their mutual enemy. She is turned down.
  • Xanatos Gambit: She can take over Zhcted and rule as Queen to start a civil war regardless of whether a successor is chosen or which opponents are actually killed. A successor is eventually chosen in the form of Viktor's own son Ruslan to pose as a Puppet King.

    Brest 

Olga Tamm

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The wielder of the Dragonic axe of lunate, Muma, and the lord of the Brest territory in the Zhcted Kingdom.

Due to her young age, Olga would often run away from her territory, and travel the world, as she doesn't feel ready to rule her land. One such adventure brought her before Tigre who had been tasked by the king of Zhcted to carry out a secret mission related to the Asvarre civil war. Olga herself hopes that Asvarre might have the answer shes looking for, and together, the two end up traveling to Asvarre; becoming involved in its war soon after.


    Zhcted Nobility 

King Viktor Arthur Volk Estes Tur Zhcted

Voiced by: Katsumi Cho (Japanese), Jim White (English)
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The current ruler of Zhcted.

Despite being king, Viktor allows the Vanadis to do whatever they desire so long as they keep Zhcted's well-being first and foremost, and to keep the Vanadis users happy due to the fear that the power of their Dragonic Tools could be used against him if one is treated unfairly. However, how much a Vanadis can get away with comes to question when he learns that Elen has invaded Brune to protect the territory of Alsace from its own people, and is only convinced otherwise when Elen offers him new land, and better relations with Brune, should Tigre's revolution succeed.

Later on, he decides that the time has come to finally pick out who will be the successor to the throne of Zhcted.


  • Big Good: Alongside Faron and later, Regin.
  • Character Death: Many believed that Viktor would die due to him appointing Eugene as his successor after he fell ill. They were right.
  • The Emperor: He is the King of Zhcted.
  • Fatal Flaw: His paranoia and attempts to keep the Vanadis in check ends up dooming the kingdom.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Acts like this towards Elen regarding her actions in Brune.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Though he can be a jerk to his subjects at times, he's nonetheless a benevolent leader.
  • Not So Different: Tells Tigre that before he became king he wanted nothing more than to spend his life hunting in peace.
  • Properly Paranoid: He's very concerned that the Vanadis would rise to power. His guess was correct.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He's reasonable enough to listen to the Vanadis as well as Tigre, allowing the Vanadis to do whatever they want as long as they keep the kingdom's well-being first and foremost.
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: For generations, the kings of Zhcted treated the Vanadis with little more than fear and suspicion, and would constantly toil to keep their strength in check because they believed that the Vanadis would one day betray them, aside from the original founder who made them his brides, and treated them tenderly. Guess what happens under Viktor's watch, precisely because he was being paranoid and tried a bit too hard to reign the Vanadis in?
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His attempts to reign the Vanadis in and selection of Russian as his successor all but ensured that Tina would eventually take his place as Queen.
  • Uriah Gambit: Does this to the Vanadis, often, and they are all well aware of it. He also has a habit of sending their troops away purely to chip away at their strength.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Calls out Tigre's lack of ambition and that his humility may backfire on him one day considering Tigre's a noble and a war hero.

Eugene Shevarin

The Earl of Zhcted's Pardu territory, and Elen and Lim's former mentor.

Due to King Viktor's age catching up to him, Viktor picks out Eugene to be his successor to the throne despite having no ambition to ever wanting the throne of Zhcted.


Ilda Krutis

The Duke of Zhcted's Bydgauche territory, and King Viktor's nephew.

Ilda is, at first, bewildered as to why Viktor chose Eugene to be the new King over him despite being one spot higher in line to the throne, but he comes to accept it and decides to work with Eugene for the sake of Zhcted. That all goes south however when its set-up by Valentina to make it look like Eugene had tried to kill Ilda through poisoned vodka. The result being a declaration of war against Eugene.


  • Blue Blood: Being the king's nephew makes Ilda as this.
  • Graceful Loser: He accepts his defeat after he was stopped by Urs (amnesiac Tigre).
  • Revenge: Aims to kill Eugene; believing that he had attempted to kill Ilda through poisoned vodka which ended up killing one of his advisors that drank the vodka before him.
  • Spare to the Throne: In line to the throne of Zhcted. He's technically ahead of Eugene, being Viktor's nephew, while Eugene married into the family.

Ruslan

King Viktor's first child and first prince who is rumored to be "death" due to an unknown incident.


  • Not Quite Dead: Turns out that he didn't die of the poison that was supposed to kill him years ago.
  • Puppet King: The moment his health begin to derail is this where he is too sick to rule Zhcted, leaving the once proud kingdom in chaos

    Other Zhcted Residents 

Orgelt Kazakov

A feudal lord of Zhcted's Polus territory.

Orgelt is someone who came to disliking the Vanadis, Liza; loathing her odd-colored eyes, as well as her recent actions against Ilda, who Orgelt admires. He attacks the Lebus territory after getting word that Liza had been keeping Tigre as her "captive."


  • Character Death: To repay Liza for safe housing Tigre during his amnesiac state, Elen decapitates Kazakov to take the blame, and means of revenge by the people of Polus, put solely on her instead of Liza.
  • The Dreaded: Nicknamed, and feared, as "Bloody Kazakov" due to his cold, and bloody, actions on the battlefield.
  • Final Boss: He shares this role with Baba Yaga at the end of the second arc.
  • Jerkass: Most of his hate towards Liza stems from her heterochromatic-colored eyes; even thinking that its a curse.
  • Karmic Death: He is killed by a friend of the war maiden who considered her eyes a bad omen.
  • Off with His Head!: Courtesy of Eleonora Viltaria.
  • Weapon of Choice: A large mace.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He was around only to provide a brief strategic battle involving army movement in a Volume that is mostly devoid of it due to the Baba Yaga chapters, and to strengthen Valentina's influence in the northern Zhcted territories after his death.

Kingdom of Asvarre

The kingdom west of Sachstein.

     Asvarre Nobility 

Prince Germaine

The eldest son of the late Asvarre king. Germaine orders for the killings of his six younger siblings under the pretext of treason, and of his six siblings, only Elliot and Guinivere escape the slaughter.

Germaine now rules the kingdom, but suffers from paranoia and rules as a ruthless tyrant at the expense of his general, Tallard.


  • Adipose Rex: He's rotund and is a Prince of Asvarre.
  • Bad Boss: He harshly punishes family members whom he considers to be traitors and everyone else using ruthless methods.
  • Character Death: In Volume 6. Tallard kills him due realizing that Germaine's actions were going to cause them to eventually lose the war against Elliot.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: According to some Asvarre citizens, Germaine was considered to be a handsome young prince.
  • Jerkass: Attempts to kill off all his siblings, and tries to kill Tigre and company; both for no justifiable reason.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He intends to eliminate corruption by killing off his siblings and some Asvarre citizens who oppose him.

Prince Eliot Bloom Godwin Nathaniel Galahad Asvarre

The younger brother of the two survivors. Elliot decides to rebel against Germaine; swearing revenge for the deaths of his family.

Elliot forms an alliance with Muozinel thanks to his capture of Sophie as a bargaining chip, who was sent before Tigre to also attempt an Asvarre alliance.


  • Character Death: In Volume 7, he attempts to run after his failed invasion of the Asvarre mainland, but ends up getting shot by one of Tigre's arrows.
  • Jerkass: Acts like one towards Sofy; having no problem shipping her off to complete a deal with Muozinel for soldiers.

Princess Guinevere

The younger sister who escaped.

Unlike Elliot, Guinevere decided to declare neutrality between the battle of her two brothers; wanting nothing to do with the bloodshed.


  • Arranged Marriage: To Tallard after his actions in the Asvarre civil war.
  • The High Queen: Becomes this after the deaths of her two brothers in the Asvarre civil war.
  • Out of Focus: Compared to her brothers, she stayed completely out of the Asvarre civil war until the final stages.

    Other Asvarre Residents 

Tallard Graham

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The skilled general of Prince Germaine's army.

Unlike the prince he follows, Tallard wishes for a better life for the people of Asvarre and forms a friendship with Tigre over their skill in archery. He decides to take matters into his own hands when he realizes that Germaine's way of ruling the kingdom will lead them to losing the war against Elliot.


  • The Archer: On the same level as Tigre when it comes to being a bowman.
  • Beneath the Mask: Puts on a nice act when he's around Tigre, but has a dark side unbeknownst to him.
  • Enemy Mine: He was in such an encounter with an army from Sachstein. It is noted, in universe, that the two countries are mortal enemies to each other, due to promises of sharing the spoils in sacking Brune. He turns on Sachstein immediately when Tigre gives him a better offer.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Everyone on both sides of the fourth wall needs a score card to remember which side this guy's on, all motivated by Real Politik. He aids Tigre in ousting Elliot during the Asvarre civil war, returns to the story in volume 12 leading an army to help Sachstein sack Brune, then holds a secret negotiation with Tigre and turns on Sachstein's army.
  • I Fight for the Strongest Side: Implied and subverted. He and his army were Sachstein's trump card, but after seeing that Sachstein was losing handily to Tigre, and being promised a life without fighting the latter, he eagerly went after Sachstein's army instead.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Comes off a lot darker then he appears to be when he's not around Tigre. Having been confirmed to have purposefully ditched the people of a village port to be slaughtered by Prince Elliot's pirate army in an attempt to bait him into a fight on the Asvarre mainland. The plan succeeded.
  • Villain Has a Point: He is correct to suspect any offer put up by Tigre as Tigre does not truly have the authority to negotiate on behalf of all of Brune, only over his army unit.

Vaild Ludra

Tallard's second-in-command who is chosen to act as an aid for Tigre in the war against Elliot.


  • Number Two: To Tallard, and Tigre temporarily during the Asvarre civil war.
  • The Strategist: For Tallard, and Tigre in the Asvarre civil war.

Hammish

A loyal friend of Prince Elliot who was trained as an efficient long-bowman.

Hammish controls an army of elite longbow soldiers who serve as Elliot's personal guard but grows a grudge to kill Tigre after witnessing his skill with the bow kill several of Hammish's men.


Kingdom of Muozinel

The kingdom south of Brune, Muozinel is a vastly populated area that has legalized slavery. Knowing that Brune and Asvarre were thrown into chaos due to civil war, Muozinel attempts invasions on said kingdoms in an attempt to extend their influence.

    Muozinel Nobility 

Kureys Shahin Balamir

Voiced by: Masami Iwasaki (Japanese), Kyle Hebert (English)

The younger brother of the king of Muozinel, and the general of the kingdom's army. Kureys initiates a Muozinel invasion on the Brune Kingdom during its civil war, but comes head-to-head with Tigre's rebel army and is forced to retreat; promising to return with a much more sizable force.


  • Affably Evil: He is polite to everyone, even his enemies.
  • Badass Beard: He sports a large, red beard.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of Volumes 4 and 14.
  • Famed In-Story: Ten years before the main storyline began, Kureys defeated Sachstein's navy with only a small percentage of his men.
  • Meaningful Name: His Sachstein name "Barbarossa" and his Muozinel name "Barbaros" both mean "Red Beard" in Italian and Turkish, respectively.
  • Red Baron: Being called "Barbaros" discourages anyone from messing with him.
  • The Strategist: Kureys uses various strategies with his army to overwhelm his enemies.
  • Worthy Opponent: He views Tigre as this after his invasion of Agnes is thwarted at the end of Volume 4.
  • Zerg Rush: Overwhelms his enemies with vast numbers.

    Other Muozinel Residents 

Kasim

Voiced by: Yoshihisa Kawahara (Japanese), Dave Trosko (English)

The leader of the initial invading force that went into Brune before the bulk of the Muozinel army; not realizing what he was soon to be up against when he came up against Tigre's army.


  • Boom, Headshot!: Tigre kills him by shooting an arrow through his head.
  • The Dragon: He serves as Kureys's general.
  • Hate Sink: With his merciless attitude and the way he uses the slaves to insult Tigre, it makes his fate cathartic.
  • Jerkass: Kills off the slaves in his army in an attempt to guilt-trip Tigre to come out and fight him head-on.
  • Karmic Death: He is killed by the very same archer whose army he underestimated in Volume 4.
  • Kick the Dog: He executes the slaves to pile misery onto Tigre.
  • The Leader: Of the Muozinel army's scouting force.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Really, Kasim, what were you thinking when you killed your slaves to provoke Tigre?
  • Underestimating Badassery: He underestimates the strength of Tigre's army.

Damad

A soldier of Muozinel, and aide to general Kureys. Damad is given a special task by his general to sneak into Zhcted to investigate the whereabouts of Tigre after getting word of his disappearance, and to kill him if he was discovered to still be alive.


  • Big Damn Heroes: He rescues Tigre aka Urs from a group of bandits the moment they were trying to kill him.
  • The Infiltration: Snuck into Zhcted as a traveling Muozinel merchant.
  • Odd Friendship: Despite being his enemy, he forms one with Tigre who Damad admits that it's nice to have someone to talk to, and shares his life experiences in Muozinel with him.
  • Weapon of Choice: A sword, and a bow.
  • We Will Meet Again: Before leaving, he vowed to Tigre that they will meet again as enemies the next time they meet. He was right.
  • Worthy Opponent: What Damad sees Tigre aka Urs as after realizing that his initial skirmish with him wasn't going to go anywhere.

Kingdom of Sachstein

The militaristic kingdom west of Brune. Hostile to Brune and Asvarre, Sachstein regularly attacks their neighbors' borders for signs of weakness.

    Sachstein Nobility 

Augusto Benedikt von Rothschild Sachstein

The King of Sachstein who rule his kingdom through intimidation.

    Other Sachstein Residents 

Simon

The leader of a group of Sachstein mercenaries that were paid to fight for Tallard Graham in the Asvarre civil war.

Simon eventually follows under Tigre's leadership after being won over by his display of skills.


  • Hired Gun: Fights for Tallard, and later Tigre, as long as he, and his mercenaries, are getting paid good money.
  • The Leader: Of the Sachstein mercenaries in Tallard and Tigre's army.

Hans von Klugel

One of the three main generals of Sachstein and the leader of the Sachstein Army's Southern Invasion Unit.

  • Character Death: In Volume 11, Tigre shoots him through his neck.
  • The Leader: Of the Sachstein Army's Southern Invasion Unit.

Leonhardt von Schmidt

One of the three main generals of Sachstein and the leader of the Sachstein Army's Western Invasion Unit.


  • The Leader: Of the Sachstein Army's Western Invasion Unit and his proud Sachstein Cavalry Army.

Demons

The ultimate antagonists of the series are seven ancient powerful demons with connections to the Vanadis as well as Tigre's bow. Each one has a unique power in addition to near total immunity to conventional weaponry, resistance against magical weapons, teleportation, the ability to take human form, and a complete disregard for the sanctity of life.

Their origin and ultimate objectives are yet unknown. What is known is that they have infiltrated positions of power in every country on the continent and are involved in (if not responsible for) all the wars and national tensions in the series. They are divided into two factions based on their intention towards Tigre and the black bow: half want him dead, the other half want him alive and captured.

Several have already perished at the hands of one another or the Vanadis.

    The Seven Demons 

Drekavac

Voiced by: Akihiro Nemoto (Japanese), Chuck Huber (English)
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A fortuneteller, and one of Duke Thenardier's most loyal subordinates.

Drekavac is the key as to why Thenardier's army is so overwhelmingly powerful; training several types of dragons to make up the the firepower of Thenardier's forces. He also seems to have knowledge regarding the black bow that is currently in Tigre's possession.


  • The Beastmaster: He trains dragons as a means to power up Thenardier's army.
  • Character Death: He is killed when Tigre one-shots him.
  • Devil in Disguise: Thenardier himself acknowledges there's something off about him, but Drekavac serves loyally until the Duke's death.
  • Fortune Teller: His implied occupation when he's not working for Thenardier.
  • One-Winged Angel: His true form is that of a dragon.

Vodyanoy

A man that works under Drekavac.

He is actually a frog demon that knows about the black bow Tigre wields. Vodyanoy tries to kidnap Tigre to learn more about the man who wields the bow, but ends up losing in a fight against him and Mira; forcing Vodyanoy to retreat. He returns later on to act as a roadblock to keep Elen away from Baba Yaga's fight with Liza and Tigre/Urs.


  • Adapted Out: He does not appear in the anime adaptation, given that it is an Adaptation Distillation of the first five light novels.
  • Character Death: He dies when Ganelon absorbs his powers.
  • Character Tics: Carries around a bag of gold coins to chew on.
  • Devil in Disguise: A frog demon that disguises himself as a human.
  • The Dragon: While he does technically work under Thenardier, he's Drekavac's right-hand man.
  • Overly Long Tongue: Being a frog demon, this is a given.
  • Pragmatic Adaptation: The anime skips over his fight with Tigre and Mira. However, when you look at it from the anime's perspective, which only adapts the Brune arc, Vodyanoy's fight would have felt completely out of place as the demon lore only starts to expand further out after the Brune civil war concludes.

Torbalan/Leicester

A giant white demon who disguises himself as an Asvarre general named Leicester. He sides with Prince Elliot in the civil war; commanding a group of soldiers that hold down the Asvarre Kingdom's Fort Lux.

Torbalan was forced to reveal his true-self when he fought Tigre and Olga during their invasion of Fort Lux. Torbalan ends up losing the fight, and is forced out of commission for a brief time, but later on, he returns to fight Tigre on his return home from Asvarre, and launched an invasion on Zhcted with a vast pirate army.


  • Character Death: He finally meets his end in a fight against Sasha in Volume 8.
  • Devil in Disguise: A white-horned demon who disguised himself as an Asvarre general.
  • The Leader: Of the Asvarre soldiers that hold down Fort Lux, and later, a legion of pirates to launch an invasion on Zhcted.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: In its human form, it has a long (off-screen) history of raping women, especially virgins, and then eating them, until not even their bones are left. It explicitly threatens both Olga and Sasha with this, in its demon form.

Baba Yaga

A demon that disguises herself as an elderly woman of Lebus.

At some point prior to her introduction, the Vanadis, Liza, formed a contract with her in exchange for the demon’s power. In the present, Liza seeks her out to confront her after Baba proves to be a major threat for the people of Lebus.


  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of Volumes 8-10.
  • Deal with the Devil: Liza formed a contract with her at some point in the past when she wished to Baba Yaga for power in order to not lose to anyone if she was ever in a pinch.
  • Devil in Disguise: She is a demon that takes the form of an elder woman. She reveals her true self when she decides to get serious in a fight with Liza and Tigre/Urs.
  • Eaten Alive: Courtesy of Maximillian Bennusa Ganelon/Koschei.
  • Flight: She is able to fly.
  • Superpower Lottery: After awhile, it becomes clear that Baba Yaga is just loaded with abilities to use.
    • Charm Person: Is capable of mind manipulation; forcing 15 Lebus soldiers to fight for her. However, it can only be done on the Weak-Willed such as said 15 soldiers who were jealous of Tigre/Urs interacting with Liza.
    • Dishing Out Dirt: Similar to Enemy Summoner, she can form humanoid soldiers made of nearby soil/clay to fight for her.
    • Enemy Summoner: Can summon black creatures of miasma, such as snakes, to fight for her.
    • Playing with Fire: Can shoot fireballs.
    • Master of Illusion: Can create illusions to confuse/manipulate her opponents.
    • Telepathy: Can speak to others, such as Vodyanoy, through her mind.
    • Shock and Awe: Can fire lightning bolts.
  • Villain: Exit, Stage Left: After being defeated by Tigre, she attempts to flee until she is defeated by Maximillian Bennusa Ganelon/Koschei and is Eaten Alive.

Others

    Silver Gale Mercenaries 

Visssarion

The late leader of the once mighty Silver Gale Mercenaries as well as an adoptive guardian to Elen.


  • Death by Origin Story: His death at Fine's hands is Elen's first major step to build a kingdom in peace.
  • The Leader: Of the Silver Gale Mercenaries.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: He, as the mentor of Elen and Lim, does not survive his battle with Fine.
  • Parental Substitute: As the adopted father and mentor to Elen.
  • Posthumous Character: Died long before the story started because he was slain by Fine. His dream however passed on to Elen as she is fufilling her stepfather's legacy in building a kingdom where people do live in peace.

Alternative Title(s): Madan No Ou To Vanadis

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