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Protagonist

     Luke 

  • Achievements in Ignorance: In two ways. First, in a rage at being abandoned, he yells "Repair" as his sword snaps in half, only to see it break down into its base components. Curious, he tries it on the dungeon walls, to find himself tearing them down with ease, gathering the resulting powder to experiment with. He later learns this "powder" is the rare and magical element mithril, used to craft the mightiest weapons and armors and which is heavily regulated.
  • Awesome by Analysis: When his "repair" skill transcended, he gained the ability to instantly "analyze" whatever he touches. He can even see people's memories while "repairing" them if he concentrates hard enough.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: When asked by Felix to provide an honest assessment of Falcon's party, Luke states that they're so abominable, save Noire, that if he had the opportunity for revenge, he'd make them all suffer, but he'd rescue Noire. Noire winds up at his feet as Sakura, Garnet, Felix, the rest of the Silver Wing Knights, and himself, wind up facing a dragon's nest. Then he finds himself locked in a battle to the death with Falcon, as a result of Falcon being compelled to attack the army base he was helping build at the king's command.
  • Beyond the Impossible: He can tear through dungeon walls with astonishing ease, and high-power adventurers and knights confirm that breaking down a dungeon wall is supposed to be impossible, when they launch their mightiest attacks and barely make a dent.
  • The Call Knows Where You Live: As lampshaded in the full title. He wants to put adventuring behind him, and run a weapon's shop in peace. The synopsis makes clear that the call does not want to let that happen and keeps dragging him into one crisis after another.
  • Classical Antihero: He is truly of firm moral fiber, but crippled with self-deprecation and poor self-esteem after a lifetime of ridicule and abuse.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: When he went to the god's temple to receive his blessings, he was granted one, and only one, skill "Repair." This left him at a major disadvantage most of his life, forced to take on odd-jobs in adventuring parties, until he was abandoned by "the hero's party" and learned how truly awesome a max-level repair skill is.
  • Dungeon Bypass: The means by which he escapes the dungeon he's abandoned in, climbing the stairs into a much safer and easier to resupply dungeon.
  • An Entrepreneur Is You: Sets up a weapon shop in Greenhollow Town after coming out of Sundial Dungeon. He runs said shop for a month before Falcon's woes come to light.
  • Experienced Protagonist: Starts the story with 15 years of adventuring under his belt.
  • Extreme Doormat: He's introduced being woken up by the "hero" Falcon kicking him in the solar plexus and blaming him for the loss of their supplies, and when he protests his innocence, being paralyzed by Blanc, who then gets the "brilliant" idea to abandon him, to make up for the lack of supplies brought about by Falcon's own carelessness.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: His "repair" skill. Most of the world sees it as useless, as it's often cheaper to get a new weapon or armor when the old one wears out. After Luke gets it to maximum level, there's precious little it can't do, even building an entire fortress overnight!
  • Just in Time: Arrives on the scene in chapter 3, just as a dragon is about to make a snack out of Sylvia and Sakura. The sword he "repaired" with the material from the dungeon wall was all Sakura needed to make said dragon into sushi.
  • Karmic Jackpot: Dole out abuse against him, and sooner or later it will come back to bite you. Treat him kindly and things will go well for you.
  • Logical Weakness: His "repair" skill requires replacement materials or what he repairs will weaken and lose durability. When using "repair" on living beings as a form of healing magic, it can not replace blood loss, as he doesn't know a material that would be a fitting substitute. Transplant rejection is even lampshaded.
  • Made Out to Be a Jerkass: First Falcon blames him for his own carelessness, misplacing the magical barrier protecting the party and their supplies, then Blanc, Falcon's fangirl girlfriend paralyzes him for "the slander" of pointing out it was Falcon's fault, and after escaping the dungeon alive, and filing a complaint with the Adventurer's Guild, for the mistreatment he received, Falcon's backer makes up conspiracy theories to try and paint Luke as a murder and Falcon as an innocent victim.
  • Magikarp Power: Until he's abandoned in a dungeon, forced to use his repair skill so much that it reaches its max level, he, and the world, thought it was almost useless, and was permanently stuck at the lowest adventurer rank, fit only for odd-jobs. The moment his skill reaches its maximum, he tears through dungeon walls with ease, which is supposed to be entirely impossible.
  • Not the Intended Use: Which he lampshades in chapter 2. Seeing his "repair" skill max out and do things it's not supposed to, like disassembling objects and living beings, prods him to experiment and make it a Swiss-Army Superpower, even saving the life of a badly injured woman he stumbles across immediately after escaping the dungeon where he was left to die.
  • Shown Their Work: Luke goes into detail explaining why his repair skill doesn't work to deal with blood-loss, even mentioning how blood donation rejection is an issue.
  • Support Party Member: What he's originally hired for, and still plays this role from time to time, even though he's taken countless levels in badass as the story goes.
  • Swiss-Army Superpower: When Luke gets his repair skill to maximum, there's precious little that it can't do. If he knew a suitable material to substitute for blood, even that would not be a weakness.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Goes from the weakest of adventurers to one of the kingdom's mightiest soldiers.
  • Unwanted Harem: Certainly didn't ask to find himself surrounded by attractive women, but he's not complaining.
  • Workplace-Acquired Abilities: A rather eccentric noble wanted him to craft a sword in a stone that nobody could pull out. This leads him to craft a [Fusion] skill where he did just that, provided physically breaking the sword doesn't count as removing it. This skill becomes instrumental in depriving his enemies of their weapons by fusing them with immobile objects, like walls, or even himself!
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Hero's party

     Falcon 
The "hero" of the kingdom.

  • Big "SHUT UP!": When Luke calls him out on his Revenge Myopia, telling him in no uncertain terms that his fate is his own damn fault, he screams out "SILENCE!" before charging at Luke. Only to fall into a pit of Luke's making, landing in a fast-flowing underground river, carried off and drowning.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: He may be a Jack-of-All-Trades, but his offense is centered entirely on his Holy Sword. When that breaks...
  • Cruel Mercy: As a "bit of mercy," he drops a badly battered and chipped sword at the feet of a paralyzed Luke, laughing all the while, after having already stolen Luke's equipment and share of supplies.
  • Designated Hero: In universe. His many, many skills have him officially proclaimed a hero, despite having few, if any, heroic traits in his personality.
  • Disney Villain Death: Luke uses "repair" on the cavern floor he's standing on, and dumps him into an underground river, to be carried away, and drown.
  • Glory Hound: A literal Fatal Flaw. He's only concerned about his own personal glory, and getting as large a harem for himself as possible. As such, he rebuffs his orders and fails to properly scout out the demon king's fortress, charging head-first into the army, dooming not only his own party, but the dwarf slaves from whom he received the demon king's location.
  • Harem Seeker: Aside from himself, his entire party is composed entirely of women, even having sexual relations with several of them, on screen, via flashback. He only grudgingly hired Luke as a porter, and happily abandoned him to be Left for Dead at the earliest opportunity. This was still not enough, as he bragged about taking all the women in the Demon King's retinue for himself.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: He has many skills, including "repair", and mastered none of them.
  • Never My Fault: He is utterly unable and unwilling to admit fault in anything he does, or in the consequences of his own actions. Even the demon king finds this totally loathsome, and has him taken away.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: His act of cruelty, abandoning Luke to die in the dungeon, is directly responsible for Luke's "repair" skill reaching its max level and transcending into "Disassemble", "Analyze", and "Synthesis", which means there's now precious little Luke can't do.
  • Reforged into a Minion: Literally. The demon king has him experimented on, and when he's seen again, he has the body parts of several monsters magically attached to him, and he's compelled by magic to attack the humans, though he happily chased down Luke of his own volition, over a self-inflicted grudge.
  • Revenge Myopia: Swears bloody vengeance on Luke because he found himself in the Demon King's clutches, almost completely neglecting the fact that it was his own glory-hounding that got him in the situation, and Luke would have happily kept his sword in top condition if he hadn't been abandoned in the first place.
  • Standard Hero Reward: What he was expecting after fighting the demon king. He bragged that he would take and bed all the women the Demon King had in his retinue for himself.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: Despite being warned about it many, many times, he let his god-given skills go straight to his head and would use them to bull-doze his way out of any situation. This ultimately fails him in the Hades Millennium Corridor dungeon after he encounters the Demon King and has his sword break, due to over-use and abuse of his low-level "repair" skill, without proper materials.
  • Was Once a Man: After being captured by Gandalf, the next time he's seen, he's a half-man, half-dragon chimera.

     Julia 
Falcon's Number Two
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Is listed as being Falcon's Childhood Friend, and is shown having sexual relations with him, on screen, via flashback.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: In an inversion to the stereotypical routine, rather than attack her man when girls flirt with him, she goes after the girls when he flirts with them.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Is described curled up in a corner, waiting to die, after seeing Falcon, battered and bloody, taken away by the demon army. Then it was her turn...
  • Hero-Worshipper: Constantly proclaims that Falcon is a "special" existence.
  • Number Two: Falcon's second in command of the hero party.
  • Preclimax Climax: She and Falcon spent the night "doing stuff that men and women do" right before the assault on Galdalf's castle, to Noire's confusion, since Falcon himself said that everyone needed plenty of rest for the big battle ahead.
  • Psychotic Smirk: When Blanc suggested Luke be Left for Dead, she's the first one to grin about it.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: She's right to call Falcon "special," but in the "special needs student" kind of way, not in the "he's a better person" kind of way.
  • Subordinate Excuse: Uses the fact that she's Falcon's direct subordinate to share his bed, in every meaning of the term.
  • Top Wife: She may turn a blind eye to Falcon's skirt-chasing, but strictly defends her spot at the top of the pecking order.
  • Uncertain Doom: Like Blanc, she's taken away by demons, fate currently unknown.

     Blanc 
The party's healer.

  • Alpha Bitch: Horrific personality, and is introduced paralyzing Luke, for the "slander" of pointing out that Falcon is the one directly responsible for the loss of their supplies, while protesting his innocence, after being kicked awake in the solar plexus.
  • Big Sister Bully: Despite being Noire's younger twin sister, she had Noire completely cowed by threats, explicit and implied. With her out of the picture, Noire's much more assertive and pleasant.
  • For the Evulz: While she claims abandoning Luke to die was necessary to ration their strained supplies, thanks to Falcon's own carelessness, she really suggested it purely for petty sadism.
  • Good Powers, Bad People: Specializes in healing magic and status buffs, is introduced paralyzing Luke and suggests abandoning him to be Left for Dead, For the Evulz.
  • Fangirl: Completely in awe of Falcon, without merit.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Can't stop singing Falcon's praises as "the hero."
  • Light Is Not Good: Specializes in healing magic, and is a complete Alpha Bitch.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is Blanc and she's a White Magician Girl.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Is Noire's twin sister and the two of them are polar opposites, in just about everything.
  • Stupid Evil: She didn't have to abandon Luke in the dungeon, as she had skills to detoxify the meat of the monsters which ate at their supplies, she just wanted to. Never mind the fact that Luke's their smith, able to repair and maintain their gear, since they're very deep in a dungeon and replacements are not available.
  • Uncertain Doom: According to Noire's testimony, she was taken away by the demon army and has yet to be seen again...
  • White Magician Girl: Specializes in white magic.

     Noire 
The attack magician of the hero party.
  • Animal Eye Spy: Uses an artificial construct "familiar" to scout out enemy territory unnoticed.
  • The Atoner: The only member of the party who admits that Luke's treatment was abominable and tries to make amends. In fact, she willingly offers herself to be his slave. The only reason Luke turns her down is that slavery is illegal, though he does happily accept her as an employee in his weapon-shop, both as a secretary and maker of magic tools.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Luke gains her Undying Loyalty because he treats her like a person, with respect, and all but holds her blameless for the actions of Falcon's party.
  • Black Magician Girl: Specializes in offensive magic.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Specializes in attack magic, has black hair, and is the most morally upright of Falcon's party.
  • Fake Weakness: Pretends to be completely helpless so she's ignored by the demon king's army. They do indeed overlook her, which allows her to escape.
  • Made a Slave: Enslaved by the demon king, freed by Luke.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is Noire, and she's a Black Magician Girl.
  • Nice Girl: Once she's able to show her actual personality, she's this.
  • Obstructive Code of Conduct: Her Slave Brand didn't just suck away her mana, it prevented her from revealing Demon secrets, until Luke destroyed said brand.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Is Blanc's twin sister, and her polar opposite in just about every way.
  • Slave Brand: The demons put one on her back, and it wasn't just a tattoo, they had a mimic imitate her flesh. A normal curse breaker would have been no match.
  • Sexy Secretary: Physically attractive and Luke's secretary.
  • Shrinking Violet: Very shy and subdued, cowed by the rest of Falcon's party. Working for Luke allowed her to regain her self-confidence.
  • Token Good Teammate: The only one of Falcon's party that resented Luke's treatment, but was powerless to oppose it.
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     Sakura 
A samurai Luke encounters shortly after coming out of Hades dungeon and onto the "forest" dungeon Sakura and Sylvia were searching, and actually live in.

  • Fantasy Counterpart Culture: She hails "from the far east" and is a fantasy counterpart to Japan.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: After being in life-or-death situations with Luke, repeatedly, she becomes his best friend and strongest ally.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: While covering Luke, Nolzirru slices her in half vertically. Fortunately, Luke's [repair] skill fixed her right up, in a split second, saving her life.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Justified. While she can wield a sword just fine, she was raised on katanas, so she's better at using them instead.
  • Master Swordsman: Her "skill."
  • Playing with Fire: She eventually gets a katana that can unleash fire-based attacks.
  • Wrecked Weapon: Seems that Hihi’irokane, is not a material with a strong tensile strength, as a direct clash between Sakura's katana and Nolzirru's sword causes the katana to shatter.
  • Samurai: Her profession.

     Sylvia 
The daughter of the innkeeper that was being escorted by Sakura when they were set upon by a dragon.

  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Blonde and a sweet girl.
  • Intrepid Merchant: Frequently goes into the dungeon to collect herbs and other ingredients that her inn needs.
  • I Owe You My Life: To Luke.
  • Sacred Hospitality: As thanks for providing Sakura the sword she needed to slay the dragon, and saving Sakura's life, as well as her own, Sylvia gave Luke a free stay in her inn, until he recovered from his near-fatal starvation, thanks to Falcon's party, and then guided Luke to an abandoned, and ruined, building which he bought for cheap and then happily converted to a weapon's shop, and his new home.

     Garnet 
A knight sent to investigate Luke's claims that he stumbled upon a vein of mythril accidentally while escaping Hades dungeon. Takes an almost immediate dislike to Luke.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: Mother died shielding Garnet as a child from mithril smugglers, taking a sword stab that left Garnet a scar on the sternum.
  • Every Scar Has a Story: Literally. Luke sees the memory attached to Garnet's scar when "repairing" Garnet so the car on the sternum comes back.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Feels inferior to elder brother so tends to be haughty to everyone else. It gets better.
  • It's Personal: Has a personal grudge against mythril smugglers. A flashback shows being stabbed and Left for Dead by one.
  • Jerkass with a Heart of Gold: Initially quite abrasive, becomes a much nicer person once Luke's proven innocent. Especially after being sent to his shop to keep an eye on him.
  • Tragic Keepsake: The scar on Garnet's sternum is the last reminder of Garnet's mother and the woman's death.
  • Unprovoked Pervert Payback: Shakes Luke like a castanet after Luke promises not to speak about Garnet's Unsettling Gender Reveal by saying he won't pry into "unmentionables."
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: When a dragon tears through her armor, and Luke rushes over to help, he finds out she's a woman pretending to be a male knight.

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Silver Wing Knights

     Felix 
The commander of the Silver Wing Knights
  • Morality Chain: Kept Garnet on a short leash to keep from lashing out at Luke unjustly.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Quite literally. He embodies everything a knight should be, and wears shining armor.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Treats Luke with strict professionalism.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: He claimed that time is of the essence when asking Luke to remove Noire's Slave Brand with his "repair" skill. Turns out the brand was a mimic not just sealing her lips but stealing her mana. An actual curse-removal specialist would have been helpless against it.
  • Secret Test of Character: Lampshaded. Letting Luke deliver aid to Noire, at her most vulnerable, was a grave temptation for revenge. The fact that Noire helped her out instead was the outcome he expected.
  • What Were You Thinking?: Confronted by Luke about why he was asked to treat Noire, seeing as Felix knew he had a grudge. Felix then goes on to spell out the Secret Test of Character that Luke passed, with flying colors.

     Carmine 
Garnet's elder brother.
  • The Ghost: Has yet to make an appearance, but is often mentioned, and his name is used to cow Garnet, to keep from lashing out rashly.

     Bradford 
The knight who bought Luke's "Dragon Slayer" sword, to investigate if it was Falcon's holy sword. While he was able to prove that it was not, finding a significant amount of mitrhil in the blade gave Luke a new set of problems.
  • Chain Pain: His skill allows him to summon powerful chains that can lock down enemies.
  • Just Following Orders: Buying Luke's Dragon Slayer to then turn around and charge him with mitrhil smuggling was a secret royal order, and a legitimate investigation, so Brandon had no choice but to do it.
  • Schmuck Bait: Offers 10 large gold coins to buy Luke's "Dragon Slaying" sword, which Luke accepts, but it turns out that this causes Luke to face charges of mitrhil smuggling.

Greenhollow Town

     Malcom 
The bartender and guild leader of the local adventurer's guild.
  • Authority in Name Only: Since the local branch of the guild is a side-business to him, he's all but clueless on how to run it in times of crisis. Luke has to talk him through it, and even fill out the paperwork when a second dragon shows up, with a flock of wyverns, revealing another Dungeon Bypass.
  • Nervous Wreck: When he finds that Sundial Forest dungeon is connected to not one, but two, very dangerous dungeons, that none of the rookie adventurers can possibly deal with.
  • Not What I Signed on For: When he learns about the fact that Sundial Forest's fifth floor is connected to two dangerous dungeons, one of which spawns dragons, he bemoans opening an adventurer's guild as a side business to his bar.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: Downplayed but present. Luke, who isn't even a member of staff, has to talk him through how to do official guild paperwork, to send the word out concerning a major emergency and discovery, that may well affect the fate of the whole nation.

     Mareeda 
Second in command of Sundial Forest's branch of the adventurer's guild.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: She runs the more detailed aspects of the guild, despite being second in command, and keeps the day-to-day operations running smoothly.
  • A Mother to Her Men: Is well known by the local adventurers, and knows them all by name and face.
  • Sexy Secretary: Sexy receptionist, close enough.

Royalty

     King Alfred 
Formerly and adventurer, he became king after clearing a certain dungeon.
  • Engagement Challenge: Had to clear a dungeon to win the hand of his sweetheart, who happened to be the crown princess. Naturally, he became king as a result.
  • Famed In-Story: His adventuring exploits are well known.
  • Fool for Love: Went and conquered a very dangerous dungeon, just to marry his sweetheart, and then learned she's the crown princess.
  • Friendly Address Privileges: While in public there are certain protocols he has to live by during an audience, in private, if he likes you, he'll get up right in your face, put his hand on your shoulder and treat you like a close friend, regardless of station.
  • The Good King: He's honest, upright, personable, reasonable, and seeks out many opinions, taking into account the impact his actions have on the locals before acting. The citizens all love him for it.
  • Heir-In-Law: He became king after clearing a certain dungeon and marrying the princess, who was in his adventuring party, incognito.
  • Heroic Build: Becoming king and growing old has not caused him to fall out of shape. He's still as buff as he was as an adventurer.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: While he did seriously consider the opinions of his experts in dealing with the threat of two very dangerous dungeons connected to Sundial Forest, he came in person to gather the opinions of the locals that would be affected by his decision, especially Luke, who found said dungeons and is the V.I.P. in taking down multiple dragons. Rather than have to close off the dungeon for three months, which would have destroyed Greenwillow Town's economy, he went with Luke's proposal to take the debris of a decommissioned fort and have it brought to the fifth floor where Luke could "Repair" it and build a brand new fortress very quickly, even providing some very expensive mana crystals so Luke could do it as fast as possible.
  • Retired Badass: Former A-rank adventurer who retired to become king.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: While his royal station keeps him off the front lines, much as he'd love to mix it up with his men, being a former adventurer and all, he otherwise is very hands on in the setup of the fortress and commanding the situation in Sundial Dungeon as much as possible. The populace is honored.

"Demons" Beware of spoilers.

     Gandalf 
The demon king (Dark Elf)
  • Bad Boss: After the Dwarves "proved their loyalty" by luring Falcon's party into a trap, he has his Dark Elf minions purge them, leaving no survivors.
  • Crazy-Prepared: It is strongly suspected that the mechanism which sent dragons into Sundial Forest is set up to trigger by the destruction of the dungeon walls into Millenium Corridor. King Alfred had Luke "repair" it into pieces and then replaced it with a normal gate to cover their backs during the kingdom's counter-invasion.
  • Defensive Feint Trap: While the S.O.S. from the dwarven slaves was genuine, Gandalf had said slaves Feed the Mole by telling the hero party that the demon king's defenses were far weaker than they really were. Had Falcon followed his orders to scout properly, instead of going full-tilt Harem Seeker Glory Hound, he would have noticed. Instead, he had his party charge in expecting an easy victory, and kept charging forward until his sword broke and it was too late to retreat.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Seeing Falcon go Never My Fault after being captured utterly disgusted him, rightly calling Falcon delusional, and having him taken away for punishment.

     Nolzirru 
One of Gandalf's four top generals.
  • Death by Irony: His opening attack on Luke and company involved hurling a magical ice projectile that exploded into a large amount of thorny spikes, to then move in and "clean up." Luke uses his [Repair] skill to disassemble it and then reassemble it, completely subverting his ice-based magic defenses.
  • Evil Virtues: Loyalty. He's very loyal to Gandalf, but is otherwise completely despicable.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Luke used his own ice-magic against him, which he noticed, and taunted Luke with, but was still taken down when Luke "repaired" his most lethal spell by using his own blood as a material.
  • I Shall Taunt You: A cornerstone of his fighting style involves psychological attacks on his enemies with precisely honed taunts and threats to get them off balance.
  • Outside-Context Problem: When he slices Sakura in half, vertically, only to see Luke put her back together in a split-second, he literally yells out "what the hell was that?!"
  • Stupid Evil: He passes up the golden opportunity to kill Luke by sadistically targeting Garnet to torment. Luke then launches an attack on his back, taking him down with his own spell, piercing his heart with the very same frozen thorns he used to attack Luke's party.
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