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Fafnir (Takeshi Ooyama / Jeeves A. Brutus)

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Voiced by: Daisuke Ono (Japanese), Garret Storms (English), Abraham Vega (Latin American Spanish)

A cursed, reclusive dragon once known to the Norse, aligned with the Chaos faction, who is currently living with Takiya. Has a very dark and moody demeanor, but hides a softer spot for his fellow dragons and new human friends.


  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Fafnir was originally a strong dwarf. His human form in the series is tall, slender, and very attractive — though Tohru implies that this is because it's based on a picture of a certain demonic butler.
  • Adaptation-Induced Plot Hole: In the original mythology, Fafnir is consumed by a cursed ring and so filled with evil and greed that he transforms into a wingless dragon who forever guards his treasure hoard. However, while mentioned in the series, he's apparently not concerned with his hoard and prefers just being an otaku and amateur mangaka.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Takiya calls him "Faf-kun." He doesn't mind.
  • Alien Arts Are Appreciated: He ends up becoming addicted to MMORPGs since they appeal to his love of killing and hoarding, and eventually starts drawing his own Doujinshi to sell at Comiket (though he fails to sell any copies).
  • Artistic License – Religion: He's based on the Norse Mythology character, except he's an attractive human instead of a dwarf and he's not too worried about his treasure. Justified for the former, as he was given a picture of an anime character as a base for his humanoid form.
  • Ax-Crazy: His very first line in the series (on the subject of being a guard) is "Kill them. Kill all who try to steal your treasure. Kill all who are suspect. Curse them with death. Curse their generations to come—"note 
  • Brutal Honesty: Quick to dismiss Tohru, Elma, and Riko's performances as the match seller.
  • Captain Ersatz: Fafnir's human form is based on Sebastian from Black Butler — Tohru sent him a manga about a "handsome, but devilish butler" with instructions to base his human form off the character. The comparison is taken even further in the anime, where he ends up having the same voice actor as Sebastian.
  • Character Development: He slowly becomes more tolerant of humanity, mostly as a result of becoming addicted to video-games. This is such that when acting as an auditioner for the Christmas pageant, he denies Tohru the part when she launches into a furious tirade that previously would have made him proud.
  • Creepy Monotone: Unlike Kanna's, his is legitimately creepy.
  • Death Glare: His most-common expression is a stern Kubrick Stare that intimidates or frightens several people meeting him for the first time.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: How him and Tohru became friends. Although it's never explicitly stated who exactly won.
  • Does Not Like Spam: He doesn't like spicy food.
  • Dragons Are Demonic: In contrast to Lucoa, Fafnir is a cursed dragon whose true form is nightmarish, with multiple solid-red eyes, a vertical mouth lined with fangs, a jet-black serpentine body, and what appear to be tentacles.
  • Dub Name Change: Seven Seas Entertainment changes his human name to Jeeves A. Brutus, probably because "Takeshi Ooyama" still needs a bit of explanation.
  • Extra Eyes: He has four eyes in his dragon form.
  • Fantastic Racism: Among the other dragons, he's pretty open about how he thinks humanity is inferior. However over time and his friendship with Takiya, he's come around to thinking that humans aren't all bad, though he's still of the opinion that it's simpler to assume humanity in general is troublesome and that it's simpler to flex his muscles than to try to open a dialogue. Throughout his time on Earth, his actions don't match his opinions.
  • Greed: Exaggerated. He'll go to any lengths to get his hands on any "treasure" that catches his eye, whether it's high level loot in an MMO, or the reward for filling a radio exercise stamp sheet.
  • Grumpy Bear: He almost never says anything nice about anybody else around him and is almost always in a bad mood.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Takiya, since he lives with the guy, and Takiya's one of the few that achieved his approval.
  • Hikikomori: A modern interpretation of being a hoarder who spends all of his time protecting his possessions. His namesake (and, in 'verse, he himself) inspired the concept of the dragon and his hoard.
  • Humanity Is Infectious: The modern day humans of Japan have rubbed off on him in a way that humans from back home never could have. For starters, humans here have no idea that dragons could exist, so they've been friendly to reasonably nonhostile; and he struck up an unexpected friendship with Takiya after Otaku culture proved to be rather attractive to him.
  • The Jeeves: He looks the part after Tohru sent him a picture of an anime butler to base his human form on. (Inspired by a specific butler no less.) Beyond aesthetics, he fully averts this trope between his borderline-hostile personality and the fact that he spends his time playing video games instead of domestic work.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • His human name means "Fierce Big-Mountain", which Tohru chose based on the appearance of his dragon form.
    • Seven Seas Entertainment changes his human name to Jeeves A. Brutus, or "The Jeeves is Brutal."
  • Mistaken Identity: There's a yonkoma on Cool-Kyou Shinsha's twitter account where he got Takiya mixed up with Hajime while buying curry.
  • Monster Roommate: He lives with Takiya.
  • Monstrous Humanoid: His original humanoid form was a bulky purple-skinned monster, though Tohru got him to change it to a more dignified appearance.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: In his first humanoid form, a purple-skinned monster. In his true dragon form he has a vertical mouth lined with large fangs.
  • Odd Friendship: With Takiya. They seem to get along well, bonding over their shared interest in video games.
  • The One Guy: The only male dragon in the main cast.
  • Otaku: He apparently wanted to stay Earthside because of games, then developed an interest in anime, then started producing his own doujinshi. At one point in the anime, he claims that he spends an average of 21 hours per day playing MMORPGs (dragons don't need to sleep).
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Keeps his right eye covered by his hair.
  • Perpetual Frowner: The guy is quite gloomy, seemingly always in a bad mood.
  • Personal Arcade: Kanna's Daily Life reveals that he has been collecting arcade cabinets and storing them in an old warehouse, keeping them powered with magic. In a rare Pet the Dog moment, he lets all the neighborhood kids play them for free at the end of the chapter.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: While rarely showing it, he is extremely proud of his status as a Dragon. Due to this pride, he is initially skeptical of Tohru's decision to live in the human world. Before Tohru meets Kobayashi, Fafnir flat out tells her to disobey her parents and live her own life, believing that Tohru cannot truly be a Dragon if someone else is controlling her.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: A sign of his Ax-Crazy tendencies.
  • Sequential Artist: He draws doujinshi, though no one ever buys it due to his poor writing and drawing skills.
  • The Social Darwinist: He believes that a dragon should be able to do anything they want to so long as they can kill anyone who gets in their way, and has no tolerance for Puny Humans who can't back up their words with actions.
  • Stoic Spectacles: Of the "acts reserved, but would probably kill you and your entire family if you so much as annoy him" variety.
  • Terrible Artist: His drawing skills leave much to be desired, as shown when he asks Lucoa to model for his doujinshi in chapter 61.
  • Tsundere: Takiya calls him this at the hot springs chapter in the manga.
  • Visual Pun: He has four eyes in his dragon form and his human form.
  • Was Once a Man: Chapter 81 implies that he is a transformed human, much like his mythological counterpart.
  • Write What You Know: In-Universe example. His doujinshi are full of instructions for actual curses that he has learned over the course of his life.
  • Write Who You Know: Another In-Universe example. When the reader is shown the script for one of his doujinshi, the characters in it are clearly supposed to be Lucoa and Shouta.
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    Lucoa 

Quetzalcoatl (Lucoa)

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Voiced by: Minami Takahashi (Japanese), Jamie Marchi (English), Adriana Olmedo (Latin American Spanish)

A former goddess once worshiped by the Aztecs, Quetzalcoatl is an ancient dragon who got demoted after a certain incident. She is a wise, kindhearted dragon who often has advice for her younger kin, and is consciously unaligned from the Dragon factions, choosing to be an arbiter/observer. She is currently living with Shouta.


  • All-Powerful Bystander: As befitting her role as a former goddess, Lucoa is implied to be the single strongest named character in the series; the only other character who seems to be around her level is Tohru's Father, the Emperor of Demise. Due to her neutral nature, however, she doesn't get involved in the overarching Order Versus Chaos conflict among dragons. It's also mentioned that - had she been present - she wouldn't have helped Tohru fight against Ilulu for this very reason. Subverted during the fight with Azad and Kanna's father, where she intervenes to buy Kobayashi time. It's later mentioned that this is a requirement for being a member of the spectator faction, as they need to be strong enough to strike out on their own but can never interfere even if they have a personal stake in the fight (as doing so would mean that they've metaphorically never left in the first place).
  • Apologetic Attacker: Does this during the dodge ball game. While the manga just had it in a small panel, the anime cranked it up to the point of hilarity.
  • Artistic License – Religion: She's based on the Aztec Mythology character, but gender-flipped and with some alterations to her backstory.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Most of the dragons in their true forms appear close in size to each other, but Lucoa's true form when shown in a flashback is revealed to be much larger. Simply put she is huge, impossibly huge. Her eyes alone are bigger than Tohru's entire body individually.
  • Barely-There Swimwear: She wore two of these in episode seven. She gets dragged away for overexposure both times.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her first outfit in the manga, though she would later switch to a longer shirt. In the anime, she's wearing the longer shirt from the beginning.
  • Been There, Shaped History: She admits that she's been around for so long, she's been directly responsible for the course of human development in civilization at least once in history.
  • Bi the Way: Is trying to seduce the young boy who summoned her, and part of her backstory involved sleeping with her sister.
  • Bokukko: Despite being female — and an extremely feminine-looking one at that — she refers to herself in Japanese with "boku", a masculine pronoun. Possibly a reference to the fact that her namesake is male in the original Aztec mythology.
  • Boobs of Steel: Has the largest breasts of the cast and so far appears to physically be the strongest. When arm wrestling with Tohru, Lucoa was initially winning easily, until Shouta distracted Lucoa by cheering for Tohru thanks to a bribe she promised him.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: The reason for her demotion from goddess to dragon. In the series, it's due to a cursed bottle of alcohol. In the original myth, however, Quetzalcoatl is just convinced to imbibe. Regardless, while drunk either character version sleeps with their sister. Also, in the series proper, while she poses as Shota's Cool Big Sis, for lack of a better way to repay him for letting her stay, she offers him her body as payment.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She's an ex-goddess of wisdom and agriculture who helped in the development of humankind. She also happens to be a Shameless Fanservice Girl who acts like a Comedic Shotacon.
  • Buxom Is Better: All of the men at the sports festival and everyone in the old folks home (including the women) enjoyed the sight of her "World Class" assets.
  • Caring Gardener: She is a former agricultural goddess who does volunteer farmwork in her spare time (and she does it all by hand rather than using her magic). It draws a sharp contrast with her normal role as a Comedic Shotacon.
  • Cassandra Truth: She keeps trying to tell Shouta that she's not a demon, but he never listens to her (probably because she keeps trying to seduce him).
  • Character Shilling: Invoked in Kanna's Daily Life. On more than one occasion, Kanna has gotten favors out of her by promising to tell Shouta how wonderful she is.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She's not happy about Shouta getting a "You have a girlfriend" card in Game of Life.
  • Cloudcuckoolander:
    • She seems completely oblivious as to why Shouta is bothered by her behavior, continuously doing the exact same things that he finds off putting. Even Tohru manages to realize that.
    • When Tohru asks everyone to come up with a maid outfit for Kobayashi, Lucoa thinks up a very revealing one (basing it off of what servants wore back when she was a goddess).
  • Comedic Shotacon: Constantly tries to seduce the boy that summoned her, and it's always Played for Laughs. Bonus points for said boy's name being homophonous with the Trope Namer.
  • Cool Big Sis: Acts as one for most of the other dragons, especially Tohru. Also, this is her cover as to why she's staying with Shota. She makes a point of facilitating friendship between Saikawa and Ilulu, commenting that kids should be able to play without worrying about having to be The Atoner as Ilulu was. She also helps Kanna with advice when the younger dragon begins to think about what faction, Chaos, Harmony, or Neutral, she should join.
  • Delightful Dragon: Lucoa, as a former goddess of agriculture and wisdom, tends to treat almost everyone as if she was their laid-back Cool Big Sis. Her complete lack of racism towards human makes quite a bit of sense given the reveal in Mononoke Sharing that she helped create humanity in the first place.
  • Divine Date: She was previously an Aztec god before her demotion, and her idea on how to pay for her room and board is becoming Shota's concubine.
  • Dragons Are Divine: Somewhat. Apparently Dragons are one step below Divinity (godhood) in the series. After she fell from being a goddess, she became just a dragon. In the original mythology, Quetzalcoatl was still a god while being a 'feathered serpent' or dragon.
  • Dub Name Change: A really bizarre example happens between the Latin American Spanish and French dubs: One would imagine that being Quetzacoatl a god from Mexico, the Latin American dub (which was done in that country) would change the name of Lucoa to either "Quetzacoatl" or a diminutive (such as "Quetza" or "Coatl" which are diminutives used to refer to that god in Mexico). Turns out that's not the case here. The Latin American Spanish dub keeps her Japanese name instead, while the French dub changes her name to "Coatl", despite that name being as alien for the French audiences as "Lucoa" is for Mexicans and "Coatl" for the original Japanese ones.
  • Eyes Always Shut: She almost always has both eyes closed. When she does open her eyes it's usually only the left one. Even her dragon form seems to have perpetually closed eyes.
  • Familiar: For Shouta... kind of. It's clear that she's the dominant one in the relationship. He doesn't seem to get anything out of it beyond proving to his father that he is a strong wizard as he rejects her various methods of payment, such as monetary rewards, charisma, and enhanced magical power. He fully outright rejects her attempts to pay with her body.
  • Fantastic Racism: Averted. She's the only dragon who never hates, belittles, or distrusts humans. Rather appropriate since, in Aztec lore, Quetzalcoatl was the creator of the current race of humanity.
  • Feathered Serpent: Her dragon form. It's to be expected, seeing as she's based off of the Trope Namer.
  • Foil: To Fafnir, being the blonde, laid-back, godly dragon to his black haired, short-tempered, monstrous dragon. Even their relationships with their roommates are opposites, with Fafnir's being platonic while Lucoa's is lustful.
  • Food God: Much like her mythological counterpart, she is a former agricultural goddess. Her subconscious desire to aid farmers still remains despite having been stripped of her divinity, leading to her doing volunteer farmwork in her spare time.
  • Gag Boobs: Her breasts are the largest shown among dragons. If Tohru has D-cup breasts (the D is for Dragon!), then Lucoa probably has G-cup breasts, which, of course, stand for "goddess".
  • Gainaxing: If she's moving, they're moving.
  • Gender Flip: Quetzalcoatl in Aztec mythology was male, here they're a very well endowed woman.
  • Giant Flyer: When her dragon form was revealed, it stretched far off into the distance, wrapping behind a mountain in the background (and that was less than half of what was visible). Her head alone is larger than Tohru's entire dragon body.
  • God Was My Copilot: Downplayed. While it was already known that she was a former goddess, Mononoke Sharing revealed just how high up the celestial hierarchy she was as one of the beings responsible for creating the Earth.
  • Hidden Depths: While her character is usually depicted as a Comedic Shotacon, Lucoa is a former goddess of wisdom, so she will occasionally give profound insight on subjects such as the innocence of children or why Good Feels Good.
  • Horny Devils: Shouta is convinced that she's a succubus due to the fact that she showed up when he was performing a demon summoning ritual and she keeps trying to seduce him.
  • Hospital Hottie: She gets a job as Oborozuka Elementary's new school nurse in chapter 2 of Lucoa is my xx so she can spend more time with Shouta.
  • Hot Goddess: Well, ex-goddess anyways. Men of all ages ranging from elementary school students to geriatrics have been captivated by her beauty (more specifically her breasts), and she has a habit of wearing very revealing clothing.
  • Image Song: "Little Rider".
  • Insult Backfire: The official English translation of Chapter 65 has a wizard named William call her too sensuous. She responds with the line "There's nothing wrong with being sensuous." Her response, causes Shouta to hide his face with his hands in shame.
  • Loser Deity: Lucoa has shades of this. She was once the Aztec Dragon God, Quetzalcoatl, however one incident of her consuming cursed liquor which led to a scandal caused her to be exiled from godhood. Even among the main cast she sometimes gets chastised for her Shameless Fanservice Girl tendencies.
  • The Maker: Mononoke Sharing reveals that she was one of the people who helped create the Earth (and, by extention, humanity).
  • Mellow Fellow: Her carefree demeanor hardly ever strays. Unless if you bring up her Old Shame involving her sister and alcohol.
  • Memory-Wiping Crew: She's usually the one responsible for wiping the memories of any muggles that happen to see the other dragons acting out.
  • Mismatched Eyes: It's rarely seen (see Eyes Always Shut above), but the anime has her right eye with a blue iris and large yellow pupil, and her left eye with a black-bordered, dark-green iris with markings resembling an Aztec calendar, and small black pupil. See for yourself.
  • Mistaken for Pedophile: The series is somewhat ambiguous as to whether she actually has a thing for Shouta or if she's just that culture blind. Lucoa's horrified reaction to Fafnir's doujinshi suggests she is oblivious to how others perceive her treatment of Shouta and that her intentions towards him aren't as perverse as they outwardly appear.
  • Monster Roommate: She's currently living with Shouta.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She has the largest bust among the cast, and her first outfit in the manga exposed a lot of skin. She even went to Comiket wearing a bikini.
  • Mrs. Robinson: She's god knows how many eons old, yet she persistently tries to seduce Shouta who is a young prepubescent boy.
  • Naked First Impression: She was naked when Shouta summoned her, despite the fact that she was wearing clothes beforehand.
  • Nice Girl: Lucoa is a mountain of sage wisdom and kindness, being a reliable being to anyone she comes across. To top it all off, she's beautiful in all attributes, not only the physical ones.
  • Nice Hat: A pink baseball cap with a white brim. It even comes with holes for her horns.
  • Non-Mammalian Hair: She has a mane in her dragon form, as expected from a Feathered Serpent.
  • Not Helping Your Case: She'd have better luck convincing Shouta that she's not a succubus if she wouldn't keep doing sexy things around him.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Doesn't think twice about climbing into bed with Shouta or trying to bathe with him.
  • Oblivious to His Own Description: While reading the outline for one of Fafnir's doujinshi, she comments that the woman in it is horrible for trying to molest a young boy, which suggests that either this trope is in play or her intentions with Shouta are more innocent than they appear.
  • Old Shame: That one time that she slept with her sister is an In-Universe example. She gets very embarrassed when it's brought up.
  • Only One Name: Unlike most other dragons, she doesn't appear to have a last name as part of her human identity (it's implied that she might be using Shouta's last name due to masquerading as his older sister, but nothing is ever confirmed one way or the other).
  • Perpetual-Motion Monster: Much like Tohru, she's capable of generating her own mana.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Barring being caught completely off-guard, her smile never fades.
  • Physical God: Formerly. Even without her divinity, she's still incredibly powerful, even by dragon standards. Her former divine status is the most likely explanation for her true dragon body being the size of a large country.
  • Potty Emergency: She has a spell that lets her invoke this on people (and she actually finds a practical application for it).
  • Pretty Freeloaders: To her credit, she did offer Shouta several magical gifts (and her body), Shouta just didn't want what she was offering.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Her magic circles are purple and she's an ex-goddess.
  • The Reliable One: On the side of the dragons, Lucoa is a source of experience and security for her friends. Being a former goddess, she has wisdom aplenty to give.
  • Sex for Services: She tries offering herself to Shouta in exchange for room and board, though he understandably doesn't take her up on her offer (he's under the impression that she's actually a succubus). In her defense, this was after she had already offered him endless riches, supernatural charisma, and boundless magical powers; all of which he turned down for various reasons.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Her choice of swimsuits gets her dragged off for overexposure twice in episode 7. And that's not even getting into her cow cosplay and Naked Apron during the DVD specials.
  • She's Got Legs: As a sculptural female being, Lucoa has quite the set of gams which are accentuated by her preference for short-shorts and kneesocks; it's not only the top shelf that she has to show, which is quite remarkable on its own to be fair.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: She always has a tendency to disappear when something big is about to happen in the main manga. Like for instance when Ilulu shows up in Chapter 30, Lucoa has gone off to another country on a trip, and doesn't return until Chapter 33.
  • Snakes Are Sexy: A variation. Her true form is a Feathered Serpent, who also takes the form of a very well-endowed human woman.
  • Some Call Me "Tim": While her name is 'Quetzalcoatl', she has most people call her 'Lucoa', her In-Series Nickname.
  • So Proud of You: She starts referring to Shouta as "Master" when he defends her honor after a bully disrespects her in front of him, denoting that she accepts him and considers him completely worthy of her being his "familiar".
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's the tallest and shapeliest of the female dragons in human form.
  • The Teetotaler: After the incident with her sister, she swore off alcohol for hundreds of years, though she does occasionally drink in the present.
  • Time Abyss: She is significantly older than the rest of the cast, old enough to have shaped the course of human history at least once. Mononoke Sharing reveals that she's not only older than humanity as a whole, but helped create the planet itself.
  • Time Master: Chapter 45 reveals that she has the ability to rewind time and offers to do so for Ilulu (who declines the offer).
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She gets called out by Shouta in Chapter 2 of Lucoa is my xx for manipulating the Oborodzuka elementary principal's memories to be put in charge of the infirmary.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: She's pretty much always seen wearing them.

    Elma 

Elma (Elma Joui)

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Voiced by: Yuuki Takada (Japanese), Rachel Glass (English), Andrea Orozco (Latin American Spanish)

A Harmony-aligned dragon who is Tohru's archrival. She first appears by smashing a wall into Kobayashi's apartment, and begins picking fights with Tohru over the latter going against the Alien Non-Interference Clause by living in this world and interacting with humans. She later gets a job working at Kobayashi's company. She is also the main character of the Spin-Off Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Elma's Office Lady Diary.


  • Adorkable: Despite being a powerful dragon equal to Tohru in strength, she is shown to be fairly innocent and naive at times, is easily flustered, gets very excited about sweets, and gets fired up over simple things while often failing to look threatening at all. She even amuses kids with "old man" humor. Before she manages to become a proper coder, she was pretty much the office mascot due to this.
  • Aesop Amnesia: After joining the cast of the main manga in Chapter 24, she soon forgets the aesop that Tohru was sent to teach her, in the Flashback in Chapter 44, as she allows herself to be used by humans again.
  • Aliens Love Human Food: While most dragons are Big Eaters who enjoy any food both dragon or human-made, Elma has holds it in particular high regard and can be easily bribed with it.
  • Anger Born of Worry: The reason she quarrels with Tohru for most of the manga is because they were close friends before Tohru disappeared without even giving her a peep. Tohru used to disdain human contact and went through great lengths to convince Elma to distrust humans; Elma found it very hypocritical of her when she found out that Tohru was openly living with a human as if nothing had happened. As such, Elma is offended at the fact that Tohru practically abandoned her.
  • Badass Adorable: She's Tohru's equal in power, and she's incredibly Adorkable.
  • Barrier Warrior: Elma can create powerful barriers. She does one strong enough to block any collateral damage from Tohru's powerful attack when Tohru is fighting Ilulu.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: Her full dragon form has a three pronged tail, which she was shown using during her falling out with Tohru. When she shifts into a human or semi-human form, it's transformed into a trident.
  • Big Eater: She's noted to be a glutton in her first appearance, and she's often seen eating or thinking about eating. She even gets banned from an all-you-can-eat buffet in her spin-off manga after eating over 100 servings in a single sitting. This also makes it hard for to do her own cooking, as she keeps eating the ingredients as well as the mixture for sweets. In chapter 29 of Kanna's Daily Life, when eating a watermelon slice she went as to eat not just the seeds but the rind as well.
  • Breakout Character: She was popular enough to get her own manga spin-off.
  • Character Tics: She always leaves the outermost layer of her clothing open at the front (presumably due to the size of her breasts).
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Because she's so Obsessed with Food, she can barely go a single chapter without derailing a conversation into something food related. A stand out example is when the dragons try to imagine what Kobayashi would look like as a dragon, and Elma imagines an ice cream cone with Kobayashi's head.
  • Competition Freak: Even beyond her rivalry with Tohru, she is shown to take all challenges very seriously, like when she was playing Life against the younger members of the cast in Kanna's Daily Life.
  • Contrived Coincidence: She chooses to break the Dragon Non-Interference Clause, and gets a normal "human" job in order to blend in with the rest of the humans... at the exact same company that Kobayashi happens to works at.
  • Corporate Dragon: She's a high ranking Harmony Dragon who is capable of facing Tohru on even footing and works at an IT company... as a low level software engineer.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Elma is a harmony dragon who is often clueless, easily tricked, bribe-able with snack food, and stranded on Earth. However, she's also noted to be Tohru's equal. The relevant power level of this aspect isn't shown until Ilulu and Clemene appear and show how Tohru (and by extension, Elma) eclipse other dragons in might. Hell, even arrogant jerk Clemene refers to her as Elma-sama, showing her status among harmony dragons.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Occasionally seen with one.
  • Day Hurts Dark-Adjusted Eyes: Ends up being subjected to this when she goes outside after having spent several days nonstop at the office to get a project out on time. At least she finally found out why Kobayashi told her to get a pair of sunglasses.
  • Delightful Dragon: Elma is a Token Heroic Orc among the harmony faction who refuses to accept Human Sacrifices. While she does have the rare moment of looking down on humans, she views it has her duty to lead them to peace and prosperity.
  • The Ditherer: This is played as a gag in the anime. She is shown to have problem deciding which flavour she wants when ordering food, and ends up buying all of the available options. She is even frustrated about choosing what toothpaste to use when all three options are fruit flavoured.
  • Dogged Nice Girl: Downplayed example towards Kobayashi. It never really gets brought up (aside from Tohru getting very chagrined by it), but Elma has several moments where it's hinted she likes Kobayashi:
  • Edible Theme Naming: It's probably a coincidence, but her name is Turkic for apple, which fits with her status as a Big Eater.
  • Elemental Eye Colors: While she's never actually seen using water magic, she is an aquatic dragon with deep-blue eyes.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Her coworkers start calling her "Expensma-chan" after she racks up a massive food budget on moving day.
  • Exact Words: A pickup artist tries flirting with her in chapter 25 of her spin-off, and she innocently gives him her phone number when he asks for it. But when he tries calling it later, he discovers that she gave him her work number (and she isn't even the one who answers the call).
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Flashbacks show that her hair used to be a lot longer. While it's never specified why she changed it, it's worth pointing out that she was last seen with long hair during her falling out with Tohru.
  • Fantastic Anthropologist: Subverted. She claimed that the reason she got a job at Kobayashi's office was part of a study to see if beings from the other world could assimilate to Earth culture. Kobayashi quickly realized that this was a lie and she was just too embarrassed to admit that she had no way to get back to the other world on her own.
  • Fatal Flaw: Gluttony. It ended up destroying her friendship with Tohru and all of her efforts to bring peace to humans in the other world, and in the present it makes her very open to bribes.
  • Fire/Water Juxtaposition: The water dragon to Tohru's fire dragon.
  • Foil: To Tohru — Tohru is from the Chaos Faction of dragons and is very open about her love for Kobayashi, whom she fell in love prior to the series. Elma is from the Harmony faction of dragons and while it's known that she romantically likes Kobayashi, she keeps her feelings hidden, and she fell in love with her during the series.
  • Food as Bribe: Elma's weakness is food, so both Kobayashi and Tohru have used this against her. Of course this weakness once got Elma into trouble in the past.
  • God Guise: She once tried to bring about peace among humans in the other world going by the title "The Priestess from the Sea", and was famous enough that Shouta's father recognized her on sight during a meeting.
  • Growling Gut: Twice during her introduction since she was refusing to eat any food on Earth due to adhering to the Alien Non-Interference Clause.
  • Hair-Contrast Duo: With Tohru, having short black hair in contrast to Tohru's long blonde hair.
  • Hartman Hips: Elma has a wide lower body, complete with a very pronounced rear end.
  • Honor Before Reason: According to Tohru, when Elma was arm wrestling she wasn't using any magic to enhance her strength, costing her a victory against Tohru.
  • Human Sacrifice: Averted. Tohru was shocked when they first met and found out that Elma didn't demand sacrifices in return for aiding humanity. She prefers offerings of delicious food.
  • Image Song: "Believe in Myself" and "Shiro Kuro Tsukema Show?!". She shares the latter with Tohru.
  • Informed Ability: Tohru claims that Elma is actually physically stronger than her and that when the two arm wrestled, Tohru only won because Elma's sense of honor kept her from using magic to enhance her strength like Tohru was. However we have yet to see this actually proven.
  • Innocently Insensitive: She unwittingly offends some of her female coworkers — who have to watch their weights — with her Big Eater habits.
  • Instant Expert: Downplayed. Elma is completely unable to figure out how to work a computer at first, due to the technological level of her world, but thanks to Kobayashi's guidance, she manages to become a fairly competent coder not long after. Kobayashi lampshades this by calling dragons "high spec". This is justified later on when it's revealed that the programming language that the company uses is based on the series magic system, which she would already have a strong familiarity with.
  • Irony:
    • She's a harmony dragon who's supposed to keep order, yet her introduction featured her causing chaos by smashing through the wall of Kobayashi's apartment.
    • She hounded Tohru for violating the law of the world in her introduction, yet settles in easily as Kobayashi's colleague, gets "tamed" by her via sweets, and all-but-admits to liking Kobayashi in the same way Tohru does.
  • Knight Templar: Played for Laughs when she helps out with the neighborhood watch and threatens to punish children for jaywalking.
  • Leotard of Power: Her default outfit, which she only wears during battle, with one exceptionnote , is an one-piece black leotard, with a blue sash around her waist and a brown scarf draped around her neck.
  • Lost Food Grievance: She went full dragon form when a burglar accidentally stepped on a bag of chestnuts she had bought, and would have murdered him if Kobayashi hadn't come by with some Taiyaki.
  • Meganekko: Elma wears computer glasses while at work.
  • Monster Roommate: Averted. She's the only dragon with her own apartment.
  • Mugging the Monster: A burglar tried to rob her apartment in a chapter of Elma's Office Lady Diary. She wasn't threatened by him in the slightest, and nearly killed him after he accidentally stepped on some of her food.
  • Multiple-Tailed Beast: Her real tail, which is only seen when she's in dragon form, is a tail with three prongs on the end. While she's in human form, she grows a fish tail instead, with her natural tail turning into a trident that she can summon at will to use as a weapon.
  • Mundane Utility: While trying to come up with a proposal to improve labor conditions at work, she used clairvoyance to memorize all her coworkers' schedules and keep everything within the established budget.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: When she and Tohru first met, she was attempting to bring about peace among the humans in the other world. It resulted in a cult that was prepared to go to war with anyone who wouldn't worship her — getting Elma to look the other way by bribing her with food. Tohru's outrage at Elma's hypocrisy led to them having a falling out and becoming rivals.
  • Noodle Incident: She got fished once. As in, with a fishing rod. She seems pretty scarred by the event.
  • Obsessed with Food:
    • Deconstructed. She loves to eat and has very poor impulse control when it comes to buying snacks. It ended up destroying both her friendship with Tohru and her attempts to bring peace to humans in the other world.
    • Used for a brief gag in the anime, where on Christmas, a holiday for couples in Japan, we see shots of Tohru with Kobayashi, Fafnir with Takiya, Lucoa with Shota, and Elma with food.
  • Office Lady: Prior to learning how to code, her job at work primarily consisted of making everyone tea.
    Kobayashi: You're the mascot of the office.
  • Prongs of Poseidon: She's occasionally seen wielding a trident and is an aquatic dragon. Even her dragon form has a pronged tail.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Noted in her spin-off series chapter 23 when she is waiting for her company co-wokers to join her at a party she set up for them, but they are delayed. This leaves her alone with the delicious food that is to be grilled and eaten by everyone. She is fighting her gluttonous urges and fear that she is being abandoned, when Lucoa arrives, and starts talking about how savvory fresh grilled meats are and the wonderful crunch of grilled vegetables. Lucoa doesn't realize the effect her words have on Elma until the latter snaps just a little.
    Elma: This is the first time I'm embraced by such a killer intent against you...
    Lucoa: Eh!? Did I even do anything!?
    Narration: Elma is 5 seconds away from busting.
  • Rule of Three: In her debut episode, she gets kicked out of Kobayashi's apartment by Tohru three different times. First, by being tricked to go through a portal, which Tohru closes behind her. Second, by being bribed into leaving with some cream puffs. Finally, on the third time, Tohru attacks Elma with her Fire Breath, sending her flying out the door.
  • Salaryman: Once she learns how to code.
  • Sea Monster: Her dragon form resembles a sea serpent.
  • Sempai/Kohai:
    • The kohai to Kobayashi and Takiya's sempais at work.
    • Within the hierarchy of Harmony Dragons, she's above Clemene. He refers to her as "Elma-sama" and tries to contact her for backup when Tohru attacks him.
  • Snakes Are Sexy: Her dragon form is very snake-like, and her human form has a well-developed body.
  • Sweet Tooth: Elma loves sweets and can easily be bribed with them, though she is capable (through a lot of visible effort) of rejecting sweets if she thinks it's important enough. It's only happened twice, however, and in the first case Kobayashi only needed to apply more sweets to turn her around.
  • Through Her Stomach: Elma loves food, especially sweets. In her first appearance, Tohru (her arch rival) managed to convince her to leave by offering her ten cream puffs. Over the course of subsequent chapters, Kobayashi manages to more or less "tame" her by buying her sweet food after work... which comes in handy when she has to bribe her into helping Tohru in her fight against Ilulu despite being a Harmony dragon (Tohru and Ilulu are Chaos dragons).
  • Token Heroic Orc: Implied among Harmony Dragons. While she has her moments of looking down on humans in early appearances, unlike other Harmony Dragons, she actually does value human lives.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: She has a massive Sweet Tooth, to the point where she happily forgot about her duel with Tohru after being bribed with a bag of Cream Bread.
  • Trapped in Another World: Inverted: She's trapped on Earth, simply because she doesn't know the spell to create a portal home, unlike Tohru and most of the other dragons.
  • We Used to Be Friends: The first chapter of her spinoff reveals that she and Tohru were once friends prior to them having a falling out over Elma being easily manipulated through food. Elma laments the loss of her friendship with Tohru and wishes they could go back to being friends again (Kobayashi, meanwhile, sees them more as Vitriolic Best Buds). They manage to patch things up in chapter 64.
  • You Know I'm Black, Right?: She gets offended by Fafnir declaring that he'll kill everyone in the Order Faction when they team up to fight a brainwashed dragon army. This leads him to amend his statement to killing only half of them.

Other World

    Damocles 

Damocles (The Emperor of Demise)

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Voiced by: Takayuki Sugo (Japanese), John McCalmont (English), Eduardo Fonseca (Latin American Spanish)

One of the strongest Chaos Dragons of the other world. Upon learning that his daughter has moved to Earth and is living with a human, he arrives on Kobayashi's doorstep in order to bring Tohru home, by force if necessary.


  • Adaptational Badass: In the manga, Tohru intimidating him is enough to get him to leave her and Kobayashi alone. In the anime, it doesn't even faze him and he even uses force to try to get her to come home. Their fight is on equal terms until Kobayashi interrupts it.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Zigzagged in the anime. While his admittedly valid reasons for not wanting Tohru to remain on Earth are the same, he's considerably more forceful and violent about it. Most notably, unlike in the manga he is not intimidated by Tohru's threats, forcing her to fight him until Kobayashi intervenes.
  • Adaptation Expansion: His role in the anime is somewhat different from his role in the manga. In the manga he shows up on Kobayashi's doorstep and politely — for a Chaos Dragon — tells his daughter to come home before she causes trouble, only attacking Kobayashi when antagonized and being scared off by Tohru. In the anime he confronts her over the city and drags her back to their original world, and comes to blows with her when she chooses to stay with Kobayashi.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: In the anime, Kobayashi defuses his drive to force Tohru back into their world by asking him whether he thinks so little of Tohru's judgement that he cannot trust his daughter to do the right thing. In response, he voices his protest but allows Tohru to remain with Kobayashi.
  • Badass Beard: His human form is a balding man with a long white beard, but he carries an intimidating presence and with good reason, being a powerful Chaos Dragon.
  • Badass Cape: When Tohru thinks about her father in the anime, he's shown in human form wearing a ragged reddish-black cloak.
  • Breath Weapon: In the anime, his flame-breath and magic are colored purple.
  • The Bus Came Back: He shows up in chapter 57 to talk to Kobayashi.
  • Cape Wings: His reddish-black cloak can transform into wings.
  • Death Glare: He usually sports an unpleasant scowl that horrendously distorts his face. When he's surprised or intimidated, his face appears normal.
  • Fantastic Racism: Zig-zagged. Like most Chaos Dragons he has a low opinion of humanity, and is genuinely surprised that Kobayashi likes Tohru enough to risk the war between the Chaos and Harmony Dragons spreading to Earth. In the anime, he outright refuses to let his daughter choose a human as her mate. However, he is acquainted with Mr. Magatsuchi and has been for a very, very long time.
  • Fantasy-Forbidding Father: He harshly chastises Tohru for coming to the human world and causing chaos over a whim, telling her that she needs to return to their home world and warning her that the peaceful human life she claims to want is unobtainable.
  • Flight: Unlike the other dragons, he doesn't need to form wings to fly when in human form.
  • Foreshadowing: His comment that Tohru's presence on Earth risks bringing the war to Kobayashi's doorstep is proven right a couple of chapters later in the manga, when Elma crashes through Kobayashi's wall in order to bring Tohru home.
  • Given Name Reveal: His name was revealed in chapter 84.
  • Good Parents: By dragon standards, at any rate. Despite his stern and aloof attitude, he "somewhat" cares about his daughter's wellbeing and is concerned for her, and despite being an evil chaos-loving dragon he is (relatively) respectful of the rules forbidding interference on Earth and claims to want to prevent the war on his world from spreading to Earth. Tohru also mentions at one point that she was spoiled by her parents when she was a child (though she's saying this in comparison to Kanna and Ilulu).
  • Hand Blast: In the anime, when Kobayashi attempts to speak up, he shoots a beam of fire from his fingertips at her as a warning shot, breaking her glasses.
  • Hidden Depths: He's apparently a pretty good cook.
  • Irony: Despite being a Chaos Dragon, he is insistent on following the rules and laws dictating non-interference.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He may have been arrogant and overbearing, but he had a point in warning Tohru and Kobayashi that the former's presence risks causing Harmony Dragons and other Chaos Dragons bringing the war ravaging the Other World to Earth — as happened when Elmanote , Ilulunote , and Clemenenote  crossed over looking to pick fights. In the anime, this warning comes a bit too late due to Elma having already arrived and watching the confrontation from a distance, ready to fight him if things go wrong.
  • Knight Templar Parent: He hates humans and sees them as evil, and is annoyed that his daughter would want to live with one. However, despite being a member of the Chaos faction he scolds Tohru for causing trouble and throwing a "non-interference" world into chaos over a whim, urging her to return home.
  • Loophole Abuse: Invoked when Kobayashi points out that he can't kill her due to the non-interference laws. He retorts that while that's true, he can leave her on the brink of death.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: A flashback in Chapter 57 has him mentioning that his way of raising Tohru has gone terribly wrong, as she ends up (in his words) running wild (showing a love of destruction, attacking a god and falling in love with a human, Kobayashi)
  • Non-Mammalian Hair: His dragon form has a mane of hair going all the way down to the tip of his tail.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Compared to other Chaos Dragons like Ilulu, and even some Harmony Dragons like Clemene, he comes across as Lawful Evil due to his staunch adherence to the non-interference laws and ultimately respecting his daughter's choice, though he doesn't approve of it.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Signifying his antagonistic role, his dragon form has red eyes.
  • Red/Green Contrast: He has red scales to Tohru's green scales.
  • Thinking Up Portals: Like his daughter, he can create portals to different locations.
  • Weather Manipulation: The sky turns grey whenever he makes his appearance in the anime.

    Clemene 

Clemene

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A mysterious Harmony dragon who is obsessed with fighting Chaos dragons. While most dragons who come to Earth obey the laws stating that they cannot fight among themselves or harm humans while on Earth, Clemene's devotion to his "crusade" against the chaos dragons means he is unwilling to follow them.


  • Evil Wears Black: You can tell he's a villain by the fact that he wears a black shirt.
  • Fantastic Racism: He apparently hates humans as well, and intended to kill Kobayashi slowly so she would've "learned the greatness of dragons".
  • Gondor Calls for Aid: He tries to use this technique against Tohru, however the dragon he calls for is Elma, who doesn't show up to assist him. Which knowing her, Elma was probably getting something to eat, and didn't hear his call.
  • Knight Templar: So much so that he physically swats Kobayashi away when she tries to protect Ilulu, despite harming Earth humans being strictly forbidden, and would have killed her for her audacity in defying him had Tohru not arrived.
  • The Magnificent: He refers to himself as "Clemene of the Dragon Slayers". He lives up to this reputation by easily defeating Ilulu, but panics when Tohru shows up.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Tohru appears behind him, he panics and tries to summon Elma for backup.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The fan translation of the manga spells his name as "Cremene".
  • Thin Chin of Sin: His head is a lot more angled than the rest of the cast.
  • Villain Respect: Seems to genuinely respect Elma as his superior in the Harmony Dragon faction, and tries to call her for help when an angry Tohru confronts him.
  • Would Hurt a Child: A somewhat borderline example: He was perfectly OK with executing Ilulu for belonging to the Chaos faction despite her being in the dragon equivalent of her midteens.
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    Kimun Kamui 

Kimun Kamui

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Kanna's father, and a member of the Chaos Faction. He comes to Earth to retrieve his daughter in order to gain the energy from the dragon ball she broke in the war against the harmony dragons.


  • Affably Evil: He seems like a relatively amiable person who invites Kobayashi to drink with him, and even offers to reward her as thanks for looking after Kanna. It's only after Kobayashi curses him out that he starts to get belligerent. This doesn't change the fact that he's a violent chaos dragon and a horrible father to Kanna. That said, his parenting does improve after Kobayashi beats him, if a bit too far in the opposite direction.
  • Alliterative Name: Kimun Kamui.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Kanna considers her father an unapproachable drunkard, and is personally offended and embarrassed of his treatment of her loved ones, especially Kobayashi.
  • Animal Motif: Bears. He's named after a bear deity, his dragon form resembles a large bear, and he's about as successful as a parent as your average boar.
  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: Wears one around his head as part of his Ainu-inspired attire.
  • Bare-Handed Blade Block: He pulls off one at the end of Chapter 75 in the main manga, to protect Kanna from being killed by Azad. However Kimun's action causes him to be brainwashed by Azad, through the use of a dragonball.
  • Doting Parent: After Kobayashi beats him, he seems to be making up for all of his neglect of Kanna by spoiling her.
  • Drink Order: The guy loves his sake. It's the only thing he writes about during his correspondence with Kobayashi and Kanna in chapter 71.
  • Even Evil Can Be Loved: Even with his abandonment and stubborn nature, it's shown that Kanna cares deeply about him and wants to have a more healthy relationship with him. Just anything else but the status-quo might do, but the guy is immovable.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He sees nothing wrong with his treatment of Kanna, and for the life of him, he cannot grasp even the basest concept of what she wants from him. To him, she's there to perform a function and nothing else.
  • Fantastic Racism: Averted. As a warrior, he only cares if someone can fight, with things like race being irrelevant. He even suggests the possibility of humans being allies, and gets angry when he's told that the Order Faction is planning on enslaving the nearby villages.
  • Family Theme Naming: Both he and his daughter are named after Ainu deities.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: His human form is positively massive, and his daughter is the smallest character in the series.
  • Meaningful Name: He's named after the Ainu god of mountains and bears, which fits both his massive build and his complete failure at being a parent (male bears are notoriously bad fathers). There was also an Ainu ritual relating to him where humans would raise a bear cub for a year, bringing to mind how his daughter was taken in by Kobayashi.
  • Papa Wolf: As bad of a parent he is, he still comes to Kanna's rescue when Azad tried to strike her down after she exposed his plans of getting dragons from the Harmony and Chaos factions to kill each other.
  • Parental Neglect: He and his unnamed mate left Kanna to her own devices, leaving her starved for attention. Even the way he handled Kanna breaking the dragon ball is basically poor parenting, as he was more focused on faction wars to even scold her and him banishing Kanna was more due to his fellow Chaos dragons pressuring him to take responsibility for disciplining his daughter. He gets better.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red oni Kimun gets aggressive towards Kobayashi and Tohru over their objections of using Kanna for military purposes, while blue oni Azad is calm about this and realizes that the human values that Kanna learned in the human world is the reasons for Kobayashi and Tohru being so protective of her.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: He's named after an Ainu deity.
  • Tempting Fate: At the end of Chapter 69, Kimun tells Kobayashi that she is not strong enough to beat him in battle, fast forward 8 chapters later (Chapter 77) and she defeats him with one single attack, keep in mind that Tohru, who is above Kimun in the chaos faction, was having trouble fighting against him in the previous chapter.

    Telne 

Telne

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Elma's grandmother and second in command of the harmony faction. She likes cute things.


  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her single horn is over her right eye rather than in the center of her forehead like her granddaughter.
  • The Fashionista: She's big on following fashion trends. In fact, the very first thing she says in the series is a comment about how boring Kobayashi's outfit is.
  • Foreshadowing: A page before she first appears, a mention about her being Elma's grandmother can be seen in the notes that Shouta's father gives to Kobayashi.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: While she doesn't really look old, she is the shortest adult character among the cast (and presumably the oldest, barring Lucoa).
  • Mum Looks Like a Sister: Grandmother in this case. She actually claims to be Elma's older sister when she's first introduced.
  • Number Two: She's second in command of the entire Harmony faction.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Asymmetrical horn and sense of fashion aside, she looks like a shorter Elma.
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