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This is a list of characters from Mushoku Tensei.

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Rudeus' family

    Rudeus Greyrat 

Rudeus Greyrat

Rudi/Rudy, Rudeus of the Quagmire, Quagmire, The Owner of Dead End

Voiced by: Hiro Shimono

The Protagonist of this story. In his previous life, he was a Japanese unemployed middle-aged man, who was eventually kicked out by his siblings for his non-productiveness. He ends up saving some highschoolers from a truck, but is killed in the process. When he awoke, he was a baby in another world and decided to not waste the second life he was given.


  • Action Dad: Becomes one eventually.
  • Anti-Magic: He eventually learns how to use it to prevent enemy spellcasting.
  • Badass Bookworm: Trains his body daily while being quite the academic when he goes to school and researches.
  • Battle Couple: Especially with Eris, although later Sylphy and Roxy also accompanied him into battle.
  • Born Winner: Retaining memories of his previous life comes in handy and has Laplace Factor. Though Orsted stated stated if he doesn't train it or has motivation for it he wouldn't get that far.
  • Big Brother Instinct: The entire reasons he works for Orsted. Hitogami intends to harm them to break him.
  • Black Mage: Attack magic is his specialy though he is decent at healing it does not nearly as accomplished at it.
  • Bully Hunter: He hates bullies and initially chases off the kids that were harassing Sylphy. Attempted to do this in his previous life with tragic results.
  • Child Prodigy: He managed to performed chantless magic before three, intermediate magic at three, become Saint-ranked Water Magician at 5, became tutor at 7,...
  • Child Mage: Able to use chantless magic by the time he is 3
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Syphy and pretty much all his other wives.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Drops into this at times with his love interests.
  • Despair Event Horizon: In an alternate timeline, the death of Roxy and her child breaks him. The diaries he wrote also tell of his mistakes leading to a worse and worse life, which ends with the death of his family and friends. Sylphy never was able to fill the hole in his heart Roxy's death left behind. She dies in Ariel's services, after a failed attempt to seize the Crown. Eris ends up dying too, with her never telling him how she felt and Rudy never realizing her feelings for him, until Ghyslaine had to tell him that. In his final desperate attempt, he jumps back in time to warn his young self of Roxy's imminent death and his true enemy: Hitogami, the Human God.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: His favored type of spells along with water.
  • Easily Forgiven: Sylphy surprisingly didn't take it that hard that Rudy cheated on her, but that's because she always expected it to happen one day. Elinalise, Sylphy's grandmother, also didn't object to this at all (she was the one that suggested Roxy to sleep with Rudy), since Roxy was her friend and she doesn't mind Polyamory.
  • Genre Savvy: Because he is a former Otaku.
    • Wrong Genre Savvy: In the alternate timeline, he doesn't realize that Eris was in love with him all that time.
  • Happily Married:With no less than 3 wives.
  • Interspecies Romance: With two of his wives.
  • It Runs in the Family: Rudy like his father loves women and eventually marries more than one like him.
  • Kissing Cousins: With Eris.
  • Like a God to Me: On the reciving end of pretty much all the love interests.
  • Magic Eye: Two; one can see a short distance into the future and the other lets him see far away into the distance.
  • Magic Knight: Starts to train as one very early, but sort of forgot about it later, mainly because it's revealed he couldn't clad his body in Battle Aura, which was vital to a close-range combatant.
  • Making a Splash: His other favored type of spell.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Zig-Zagged; Rudy isn't that girlish, but Eris is more of tomboy and aggressive than him. When they get married, he even considers himself more as being her wife.
  • My Greatest Second Chance: An Otaku Hikikomori NEET was reincarnated in another world and kept the memories of his previous life. He decided to make this life count from the beginning.
  • One-Man Army: Rudy is abnormally powerful for his age and by the time he is a full grown adult, he helped a Shirone Army detachment by using his magic to rearrange the geography of the battlefield for their advantage.
  • Polyamory: Eventually marries more than one girl.
  • Polyglot: In his youth, he picks up several languages besides the common tongue of humans, like the demon language and the beast tongue.
  • Powered Armor: The Magic Armor series, developed with the help of Zanoba.
  • Red Baron: Quagmire.
  • Reincarnate In Another World: Rudy originates from Earth.
  • Rescue Romance: With Sylphy, Eris, and Roxy.
    • He rescues Sylphy from a bunch of bullies in his village, that bullied her because of her green hair. They then start hanging out together, though Rudy wasn't aware at first that she was a girl.
    • When Eris and Rudy were kidnapped by real kidnappers, he manages to get them out, though Ghyslaine had to help at the end. Eris started to respect him from that point on and it didn't take long until she started to develop romantic feelings for him.
    • When Rudy entered the dungeon where Zenith was trapped in, he had to save Roxy first, who was also looking for Zenith, and almost died doing so.
  • Sweet on Polly Oliver: Develops a crush on Sylphy when she is disguised as a boy.
  • Teen Genius: He is not an Instant Expert, but since Rudy kept the memories of his past self, he had a fully developed mind of an adult and picked up quickly on anything that he was interested in.
  • The Dreaded: To the students of the magical academy and everyone who realizes how powerful he actually is.
  • The Lancer: First to Hitogami, then to Orsted.
  • The Loins Sleep Tonight: Suffers from this for a few years after a misunderstanding with Eris.
  • The Unfettered: Will do anything to protect his family.
  • Troubling Unchild Like Behavior: He practically raises himself. His parents don't notice it too much but Lillia is initially disturbed to the point of thinking he was possessed.
  • The Unchosen One: For all of his accomplishments, he is not the one destined to defeat Hitogami. That's the job of The Chosen One who ends up helping out his descendants.
  • Utility Magic: Uses magic for drinking water, making cookware, shelter, and even making dolls.
  • World's Strongest Man: Initially built up as this, but averted later on with the introduction of the Seven World Powers. Even when he's made it into Rank 7 after defeating the North God, he felt he was still some way off without the aid of his tools and meticulous preparation.
  • Your Cheating Heart: After Paul died and Zenith apparently suffered brain damage that left her in a persistent vegetative state, Rudy was struck with grief and Roxy had Sex for Solace with him. He felt guilty about this, especially since he already married Sylphy and she was pregnant with his child.
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    Paul Greyrat 

Paul Greyrat

Paul Notos Greyrat

Voiced by: Eiji Takemoto

Rudeus' father and former leader of the Fang of the Black Wolf.


  • Drowning My Sorrows: After the Mana Catastrophe and at least a solid year of no confirmation as to whether anyone in his family was alive besides Norn, Paul's nearly a broken man taking to alcohol to evade his horrible nightmares of failing his family.
  • Former Teen Rebel: He got out from his house at age 12.
  • Lady Killer In Love: For Zenith.
  • Master Swordsman: That man is talented and motivated for sure.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After reuniting with Rudeus after years of separation and the Mana Catastrophe throwing almost the whole family to the winds, he's quick to assume Rudeus did absolutely nothing but goof off and ignore what was at stake since Rudeus never saw Paul's message to try to find everyone else, resulting in Rudeus flinging accusations right back and the two flipping out on each other. Gisu had to break things down to Paul for him to realize just how badly he screwed up in assuming that Rudeus, as still but a child dumped in the middle of the extremely dangerous Demon Continent, should've handled a lot more solely due to him being a Child Prodigy.
  • Papa Wolf: He maybe a Lecher, but he will protect his family nonetheless.

    Zenith Greyrat 

Zenith Greyrat

Zenith Latreia

Rudeus mother and former member of the Fang of the Black Wolf.


  • Armor-Piercing Slap: When Rudeus states his intention marry his third wife Eris, and when he acted antagonistically towards his strict grandmother, not realizing her intentions.
  • Blessed with Suck: Gets turned into a miko and gains the power of telepathy. In return she doesn't speak and everyone thinks she is amnesiac and mentally disabled for years.
  • Healing Hands: She was her party's healer when she was still active as an adventurer.
  • Human Popsicle: Trapped in a crystal at the lowest level of Teleport Dungeon until saved by her family and her old comrades.
  • Retired Badass: Former adventurer turned ordinary housewives.
  • Sword and Sorcerer: Sorcerer to Paul's Swordman.

    Lilia Greyrat 

Lilia Greyrat

The maid employed by the Greyrats in preparation of Rudeus' birth. She was once a guards-maid for an Asura noble, but suffered an injury which cost her her job. When she arrived in the Fedoa region, she found an employment ad from a lower class knight, who turned out to be Paul Greyrat, an old acquintance of hers, who immediately hired her.

A few years after Rudi's birth, she seduced Paul and slept with him, ending up pregnant at roughly the same time as Zenith. When Lilia intended to take responsibility and leave the household, Rudeus convinced his mother to let Lilia stay, to save both Lilia's life and the life of his half-sister. Lilia then decided to dedicate her life, and the life of her daughter, Aisha, to Rudeus. To not give birth to a child out of wedlock, Paul married her. She still regards herself as the maid of the house though, and only secondary to Zenith.


  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Suspicious towards Rudeus and avoids him at first, but warms to him after he saves her from being toss from the Greyrat family.
  • Meido: Her occupation and position at the start of story.
  • The Mistress: She was the one that seduced Paul. She ends up pregnant, and Paul marries her then.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": "Lilia" or "Lillia"?
  • The Stoic: Rarely displays any outward emotion.

    Norn Greyrat 

Norn Greyrat

Rudeus' younger sister by Zenith.


    Aisha Greyrat 

Aisha Greyrat

Rudeus' younger half-sister by Lilia.

  • Big Brother Worship: To Rudeus. Not that she can help it, it's Rudeus...
  • Cool Big Sis: To Rudeus's children. Technically, she's their aunt but because of their close age, it's this.
  • Meido: To Rudeus.
  • Odd Friendship: With Rinia later on.
  • Refusal of the Call:
    • She has the chance to attend Magic University and probably become one of the most talented fighters around. Instead she chooses to stay as a maid.
    • Subverted. She still is powerful enough and has a knack at managerial skill. Later, she avert this trope by becoming his aide at Rudeus' Mercenary Company.

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Rudeus' friends and allies

    Sylphiette 

Sylphiette Greyrat

Sylphy, Fitts, Silent Fitts

Half-elven (actually Heinz Hybrid as she has a small Beast Race ancestry) that got bullied because of her ancestry and befriended by Rudeus in Buina Village. She learned magic from Rudeus and became Only Friend for each other until Rudeus take a job as Tutor in Boreas Greyrat House.


  • Born Winner: Later it's revealed that she and Rudeus had the Laplace Factor. Orsted however states that without training extensively she and Rudeus wouldn't become that great.
  • Heinz Hybrid: Human, Elven, and small portion of Beast race.
  • Older Than They Look: A few decades later, when Eris and Rudeus have become old, she doesn't look any older than a woman in her thirties, due to her elven heritage.
  • Rags to Riches: From sole daughter of poor hunter to one of Princess Ariel's retainers and later one of Rudeus' wives.
  • Retired Badass: Decides to stay home and look after the children while everyone else goes adventuring and saves the world
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: Rudeus is oblivous of her gender until he pulled down Sylphy's pants down. Later Rudeus is oblivous of her persona Fitts' gender.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green, as befitting of Magic race.

    Eris Boreas Greyrat 

Eris Greyrat

Eris Boreas Greyrat

Daughter of Phillip Boreas Greyrat and granddaughter of Sauros. She is high spirited young lady whom Rudeus is assigned to teach.


  • A-Cup Angst: Eris doesn't take this well but has full confidence that she'll inherit her mother's Gag Boobs. By eighteen, she was right on the money, and Rudeus couldn't be more happy.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Red Mama.
  • Dumb Muscle: Despite being a noble lady and taught by Rudeus, she ends up as an uneducated but high ranked swordmaster.
  • Fiery Redhead: And how! Age treated her well, however, and she matured very well into a well-respected mother and woman in her adulthood.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: There is a reason why she is referred to as "Mad Dog".
  • Ojou: Comes from being the only Philip's child that still lives with him.
  • Passed in Their Sleep: In her sixties, she died when she took a nap after training, claiming she's just a bit tired, though still healthy. Her death drove Rudeus to a three-day Heroic BSoD.
  • Red Baron: Mad Dog Eris.
  • Took a Level in Badass: First, her training with Ghyslaine and Rudeus. Second, her journey from Magic Continet to reach home with Ruijerd and Rudeus. Finally, leaving Rudeus to train under Sword God directly.
  • Tsundere: A heavy Type A at first towards Rudeus, but after they had sex and confessed their feelings for each other, she mellowed out considerably, turning into a mild Type B.

    Roxy Migurdia 

Roxy M. Greyrat

Roxy Migurdia, God, Master

Voiced by: Ryo Hirohashi

A member of Migurd Race and Rudy's first magic teacher.


  • All of the Other Reindeer: She's the only Migurd who can't speak telepathically. This led to her leaving her village.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Blue Mama.
  • Badass Teacher: She's a quite powerful mage and Rudy's first magic teacher.
  • Braids of Action: She has this despite being badass in magic department.
  • Covert Pervert: Rudeus catches her secretly masturbating to his parents having sex making nyannyan noises.
  • The Lost Lenore: She dies in the alternate timeline, together with the baby in her womb.
  • Love at First Sight: The moment Rudeus appears and rescues her from certain death, he appeared to her like a Knight In Shining Armour, and she instantly fell in love with him. She doesn't realize though that this good-looking man in front of her is her Rudy. Only after he gives her his name.
  • Older Than They Look: She reaches 44 at the first time she met Rudeus but doesn't look she's past 12. Even well into the future, near Rudeus's death and well past Eris's passing, she still looks the same.
  • Panty Shot: In the manga and becomes a Running Gag to boot.
  • Rescue Romance: With Rudeus no less!
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Played Straight, as befitting of Demon race.

    Ghyslaine 

Ghyslaine Dedorudia

A female beastkin who became retainer in Boreas Greyrat House and former member of the Fang of the Black Wolf.


  • Dumb Muscle: It is testament how good Rudeus at teaching to successfully teach her and Eris to read and magic.
  • Former Teen Rebel: Even called as Evil Child in her childhood.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: She has several major scars from her battles in her youth as an adventurer.
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    Ruijerd 

Ruijerd Supardia

A Supard warrior who helped Rudeus and Eris out of Magic Continent and to people whom they know. An Atoner who would always protect the children.


  • The Atoner: Ruijierd makes this his life purpose in order to restore the honor of the Supard race.
  • Berserk Button: Never harm a child in Ruijierd's presence.
  • The Dreaded: Ruijierd is known as "Dead End" on the Magic Continent and is quite literally the bogeyman of the magic races, as parents warn their children to behave or "Dead End" will get them. Towns will summon every guard and adventurer to drive him off if he's spotted.
  • Friendto All Children: Ruijierd always helps children no matter what the circumstances. Be it rescuing them from kidnappers or leading two home across multiple continents.
  • Lastof His Kind: Ruijierd may very well be the last of the Supard race and is the only one confirmed to have survived to the present. In Volume 23, Rudeus comes across Ruijerd again in a Supard village hidden in a forest.
  • Interspecies Romance=/=Mayfly–December Romance: With Norn in all timelines.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Ruijierd is this to a mild degree.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Ruijierd or Ruijerd? Most of examples in this page use Ruijierd but there are translation works that use Ruijerd.
  • Walking the Earth: What Ruijierd does to restore his race's honor as well as find if any other Supard survived the war.
    • Knight Errant: Ruijierd follows a very strict warrior's code and displays many of this trope's personality traits.

    Elinalise 

Elinalise

Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima

A 200+ year old Elf and former member of the Fang of the Black Wolf.


    Cliff Grimoire 

Cliff Grimoire

Grandson of the Pope, Rudeus' classmate at the Magic Academy.


    Zanoba 

Zanoba

Miko and Prince of Shirone, Rudeus' classmate at the Magic Academy.


  • Accidental Murder: He ripped his little brother's head and his late wife at their wedding night off due to a combination of super strength and not being aware of the difference between humans and dolls.
  • Ascended Fanboy: In-universe. He is a big fan of dolls and admires Rudeus' for his skills as dollmaker. He ends up being the leader of Rudeus' doll productions.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: Has no problems with killing people or buying a slave. He is still a loyal friend and devoted to his country, however.
  • The Bluebeard: He ripped his first wife's head off.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He has the chance to be smart, but if the teacher is not named Rudeus Greyrat, he wouldn't be properly motivated enough to learn. This is the reason for his Strong, but Unskilled, but still.... see his Hidden Depths.
  • Happiness in Slavery: Apparently treats his slave better than most people he interacted with before.
  • Hidden Depths: While he is certainly Brilliant, but Lazy, he was forced to learn about war and political knowledge. So in War in Shirone arc, he is the one who motivates the troops against outnumbering enemies and the one who make the battle strategy in that sector. He also recognize the effect of enemy commander's death in political term.
  • Idiot Savant: If you ignore his Hidden Depths, he is this as he has stunted emotional response but is very skilled at making dolls.
  • Manchild: He is this thanks to being Miko, he has Blue and Orange Morality. After gradual Character Development, he phases some, if not most, of this.
  • Otaku: He's a big fan of dolls and becoming a fan and, later, a disciple of doll-making to Rudeus.
  • May–December Romance: Seems to end up in one with the slave he bought for doll-making. He is nearing his forties and she just enters early teenage years.
  • Red Baron: Head Ripping Prince
  • Super Strength: His Miko power.
  • Strong, but Unskilled: He has SuperStrength but he is too lazy to learn proper martial training.
  • The Exile: Same with Cliff and other kids of losing side of political squabble, he is sent to Magic Academy as this.

    Gisu 

Gisu

Gisu is the last survivor of the Nuka race and former member of the Fang of the Black Wolf.


  • Last of His Kind: Gisu is the last survivor of the Nuka race after his hometown was destroyed due to Hitogami manipulating Gisu. And then he, too, dies.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Not that you can spot him as human in first glance but he is member of Nuka race.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": "Gisu" or "Geese"?
  • Utility Party Member: His worth in party is his skill outside the battle, such as preparing supply and negotiation.
  • Walking Spoiler: There are spoilered bits in his entry, click at your own risk.
  • Whatthe Hell Hero: When Gisu calls out Paul on expecting way too much on Rudeus when he's already busy trying to survive the Magic Continent while escorting Eris with him.
    • Gisu does this again, calling out Rudeus for being ungrateful when he betrayed Hitogami, who despite trying to kill Roxy had still given Rudeus a lot of help and a good life.

    Nanahoshi 

Shizuka Nanahoshi

Silent, Silent Seven-star

A mysterious genius student who is also inventor who resides at Sharia Magic Academy.

Continent Residences

By the way the story is presented (and spoiler), it is easier to categorize the character by their residences.

     Magic Continents 
People that appears at Magic Continent.

  • Anti-Human Alliance: If led by Demon King Laplace, they stage conflicts against human. This fueled many prejudices against non-human in general not just limited to people from Demon Continents.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Most of them.
  • Planet of Hats: Some communities have it.
  • Mordor: Most dangerous and least fertile of known continents.

Migurdians

Demon King Badigadi

One of Living Demon King under Laplace. Leader of Moderate faction. Is also The Armor God and so, one of 7 Major Power.

  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Getting his body blown off by Rudy's strongest attack? Laugh it off, congratulate Rudy and next day he appears fine.

Demon Queen Kishirika Kishirisu

Demon Queen Atofe Latofe

Other

    Hitogami (Walking Spoiler) 

Hitogami

Literally Human God. A mysterious entity that appears in Rudeus' dream to helps him by giving informations.


  • A God Am I: If he introduces himself as "Human God", he has high opinion of himself so to speak.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Dragon Tribe.
  • It's All About Me: Every help he has given will give him benefit some way or another and he will only give help if it will benefit him.
  • Karma Houdini: He always gets away from bad consequences of his actions, but....
    • Karma Houdini Warranty: Orsted and his allies worked hard to achieve this and this loop they have bigger probability than before.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Every helps he give is counted to make someone believes in him then to lead them to trap.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is literally Human God but...
  • Obviously Evil: Rudeus can't feel at ease at his presence.
  • Offscreen Villainy: Somehow he managaes to piss off Dragon Tribe very much they put much efforts to oppose him.

    The Rewind Miko (Walking Spoiler) 

The Rewind Miko

An ordinary girl who uses her power as miko to defend her country.


  • All There in the Manual: Only appears in canon side story.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: To Akito
  • Blessed with Suck: Her ability to experience and remember "Groundhog Day" Loop.
  • Empty Shell: The mental trauma from her ability to remember each of her deaths during Orsted's time loops eventually reduced her to a point where her only memories were of her hundreds of deaths.
  • The Greatest Story Never Told: All of main casts even Hitogami and Orsted don't know who she is and what she has gone through, let alone she exists.
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop: She lives through one due to her power letting her remember each of Orsted's loops. Despite her best efforts her life is largely unchanged between the loops until Akito is summoned and killed. Her attempt to save his life triggers Rudeus' birth and the Mana Catastrophe in the next loop.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: The Mana Catastrophe and Rudeus' birth were caused by her dying wish to save Akito after he saved her from her personal hell.

    Orsted 

Orsted

Dragon God Orsted

A member of Dragon Tribe who oppose Hitogami and later becomes Rudeus' Boss.


  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Towards Orsted's Mercenary Company.
  • Benevolent Boss: He doesn't think twice in paying cost for his underlings and giving rewards for those who did him good deed.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Of the few battles he's fought, none of his opponents came even close to winning.
  • Cursed with Awesome: He is Immune to Fate and can do "Groundhog Day" Loop but, in return, his mana regeneration is very slow. He considers this a good price is what prevents this ability becoming Blessed with Suck.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Invoked. He deliberately crushes the North God's spirit during their fight to make him join his cause.
  • Determinator: See "Groundhog Day" Loop. One who readily does that countless times must have very strong resolution and wouldn't give up on his/her goals.
  • Face of a Thug: He has scary looking face thanks to his stare.
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop:He repeats decades before Demon King is revived for countless times until he can kill Hitogami.
  • The Hero: To Rudeus' The Lancer.
  • Immune to Fate: Minimal requirement in opposing Hitogami, as Hitogami can deceive people and read their mind.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: His God Blade is a katana.
  • Made of Iron: During his second fight with Rudeus he takes several Emperor rank spells and even an informal God rank(which was equivalent to a nuke, which only cause a few injuries that he immediately heals.
  • Magic Knight: The few times he's fought seriously, he's shown to be this.
  • Master of All: He's incredibly good at just about every form of magic and sword fighting, thanks to the "Groundhog Day" Loop he's stuck in.
  • Mr. Exposition: He explains to Rudeus the series' true nature and his, and Dragon Tribe's, goal in killing Hitogam.
  • Perpetual Frowner: The number of moments he doesn't frown in the series proper can be counted by hands.
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