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     Xiang Ye 
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The protagonist. He is a normal teenager living alone when he is accidentally summoned into another dimension to aid the deposed Demon Queen Isabella Osa. He pretends to be Isabella's husband for her protection. Although he is initially viewed as worthless and feeble by everyone, Xiang Ye quickly proves himself in unique ways.
  • Accidental Marriage: When he bought a certain ring from a roadside stall, he was completely unaware he was volunteering to be the future husband of Isabella Osa. When he found out, he was tickled pink.
  • The Ace: In just four months of entering the Human Kingdom, Xiang Ye becomes the most accomplished student of the Forging class and one of the wealthiest merchants in the capital. He also becomes the champion of the Kingdom Cup Tournament.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: Forging with "useless lumber" is supposed to be entirely impossible by normal means, as chapter 112 reveals that Martin did indeed try to do so in his youth. Chapter 113 implies the ability may be unique to him.
  • Appropriated Appellation: He wears his status as Useless Lumbernote  with pride.
  • Armor-Piercing Response: To Yalu. "If this is just a match, then what about the forest fire and Half-moon mountain nearly claiming our lives!"
  • Badass Boast: Once he learns about forging, that very night he makes this declaration to Isabella.
    Xiang Ye: "But don't worry, you have me. I'll bring you back to your tribe, defeat the betrayer, and make you leader once again."
    Isabella (Clearly impressed): "Oh?"
    • He does it again in the second half of the tournament, while facing off against Tols Bushi as the latter is trapped in a microwave made of "useless lumber"
    Xiang Ye: "Today, I will prove to all of you that forging can be used to counter-attack! And I! Am the juggernaut that you should be paying attention to!"
    • When Rennes expresses his intention to steal Isabella (a.k.a. Yi Bei) from Xiang, the latter issues a threat:
    Xiang Ye: "I originally intended to go easy on your donkey ass. But it turns out you've taken a shine on my wife! I'm telling you now... YI BEI IS MINE!
  • Badass Normal: He cannot wield Boundary Force, but his knowledge of modern weaponry makes him a dangerous adversary. He also discovers a way of using high level Elemental Powers via magic stones and scrolls. Xiang Ye also has the exclusive ability to forge Useless Lumber.
  • Battle Couple: With Isabella. When the two of them do take the battlefield together, they cover for each other perfectly.
  • Best Served Cold: He gets even with Tols Bushi for the latter trying to trap him under the rubble of a glacier by trapping Bushi in a hollow, airtight dome of solid stone that the latter can't break through, and it's perfectly legal, since it's part of a martial tournament where Bushi straight up tried to kill him, in public. Tols Bushi breaks out of that with his One-Winged Angel, promising to straight-up murder him, but Xiang Ye traps him in a giant microwave and nearly kills him.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Xiang Ye is a goofy, perverted person who is friendly to everyone he meets. He is also the same person who will literally nuke any bastard who dares to steal his wife.
  • Beyond the Impossible: He finds a way to make use of "useless lumber." He traps Tols Bushi in a giant microwave oven, and turns it on...
  • BFG: He pulls out a Nuclear Bazooka and launches a warhead against Rennes. Although Xiang Ye contains the damage, it is enough to cause a powerful shockwave across the entire city.
  • The Big Damn Kiss: Finally happens in chapter 134, when he gives one to Isabella.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: He can summon a Laser Blade from his gauntlet palm. He first demonstrates this when he catches Rennes by surprise and severs his right arm and wing.
  • Blood from the Mouth: As a result of Rennes' barrage of high level magic. Not even his useless lumber Iron Man suit can nullify the impacts of the spells.
  • Briar Patching: What Rennes believes he was doing when he told the latter to use his dragon form. So he takes a nuke to the face, even his "Angel's Blessing" defense magic didn't help.
  • Brick Joke: Xiang Ye uses his fight with Nainai to advertise his brand of instant noodles. Several chapters later, it is revealed that Xiang Ye had tasked Nainai's teacher with the sale of instant noodles and other fast food products. The new business is lucrative.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Discussed. In the first chapter, some of the online chatter in the aftermath of the MMO Raid event says "he never takes this seriously, yet he's so damn good at this." Of course, once he gets to the Hullo plains, he's anything but lazy, and is very, very industrious, just shy of a total Workaholic.
  • Brutal Honesty: Though he regrets it later, he repeatedly reminds Isabella that she's powerless against the Human Tribe's "Red Dragon Clan" army, and lunging at them in her grief and rage will not only get her killed, but would trample the sacrifices of her loyal retainers who died trying to keep her alive.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He is quite odd but is the most talented magic-forger Ashtone Martin, if not the kingdom, has ever seen and is considered a brilliant inventor by bringing modern Earth tools and devices into reality for public use.
  • Butt-Monkey: Things seldom go well for him for long.
  • Can't Act Perverted Toward a Love Interest: He decides to not peep on Isabella when she is bathing, reasoning it is better to let her decide to act on her feelings herself.
  • Character Tic: When he gets a perverted notion regarding a pretty girl, his nose flares and shoots out jets of steam, blood, or both.
  • Chekhov's Hobby: He says in chapter 1 that he is good at drawing. It turns out drawing is the essence of the human tribe's forging.
  • Chekhov's Skill: He disassembles the golems with a basic Forging skill he learned in class.
    • During the tournament, Martin had taught Xiang Ye the use if magic glyphs through alloy stones. Xiang Ye uses the same principle to create his automated forging machines.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He is quite perverted, and enjoys fantasizing about pretty girls, especially Isabella. However, he is entirely faithful to Isabella and would never lay a hand on her without her consent, even if he wasn't rightly scared that she would literally tear him to pieces on the attempt.
  • The Chosen One: By virtue of owning a ring identical to Isabella's, he's the one chosen by the summoning spell to be her "champion." Though after he gets to the Hullo plains, several people point out that he's actually The Unchosen One as he wasn't the one who was supposed to be summoned, to his chagrin.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He's not ashamed to fight dirty, or mean, if the situation calls for it.
  • Condescending Compassion: Defied. In chapter 128, he promises to get Eli's family a bigger house to live in, whether building it or buying it, Xiang Ye is certainly wealthy enough to do so, but specifies that Eli's labor will be collateral to pay for it, so that Eli can hold on to his pride. Eli is genuinely grateful.
  • Continuity Nod: Saves Isabella from a fall twice. The second time he is more effective due to his growth as a forger.
    • As payment for Eli's help in the God Tribe ruins, Xiang Ye constructs a splendid campus. It houses a school, an orphanage, and a fitness centre for adults, along with a large swimming pool. It makes Xiang Ye popular among the villagers.
  • Cool, but Inefficient: His first experimentation into "forging" used up a crystal with enough energy to build an entire house, with said crystal being worth enough currency to buy food for one man for 500 months. It's justified in that this loss helped establish the proper boundaries of the "forging" class and made him more able to adapt its use in the construction of modern tools and vehicles.
  • Cooldown Hug: Isabella accidentally activates her Superpowered Evil Side and starts rampaging the tournament arena. Xiang Ye immediately jumps in and tries to snap her out of it. When that fails, he forcefully kisses her for a while and that does the trick.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Justified. His wife, Isabella, is gorgeous, and she knows it. If it wasn't for the Marriage of Convenience he has with her, he wouldn't stand a chance. So when any other guy gets close, he gets... upset. Still, he's smart and patient enough to not lash out over it rashly. He knows his limits.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Xiang Ye uses his smarts and understanding of forging to win his tournament battles. This is most prominent in his fight with Rennes where Xiang Ye uses a low yield nuclear weapon. He expected Rennes to counter the explosion, and so he relied on the radiation poisoning to defeat him.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Aside from his great proficiency with the "forging" branch, he's all but useless. This was a major liability at the start of the story, and still gets him in trouble from time to time.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Perverted buttmonkey he may be, but his confidence in his fighting abilities is well justified. With the modern tools and weapons he can bring to bear, he's more than able to beat all but the strongest of mages and swordsmen in a straight-up fight, and even the strongest have to really struggle, if not outright cheat, to win.
  • Cruel Mercy: Which he lampshades in chapter 148. He passes up several One-Hit Kill attack opportunities against Rennes, not just to collect data to improve his Humongous Mecha and Power Armor designs, but also to give Rennes a slow, painful death from radiation poisoning.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Believe it or not, he gets to dish one of these out when he defeats the Refining Teacher Yalu and his mooks.
    • Gives one to the treacherous Dwarf Prince Lolan, swatting everything the latter throws at him.
  • Dark Horse Victory: The Magic and the Swordsmanship classes were expected to win the tournament. Xiang Ye is the first student of the Forging class, ever, to win the Kingdom Cup Tournament. Despite his inability to use Boundary Force, Xiang Ye defeats Rennes, the top student of the magic class and wins the final round of the tournament all by himself.
  • Defensive Feint Trap: In chapter 147, he lets Rennes pin him to the ground, but just before Rennes tries to punch him, he smirks and whips out the plasma-beam, cutting off Rennes's right arm, and all the wings on his right side.
  • Devoted to You: To Isabella. Even when he had the chance to abandon her on the Demon plains as they were being hunted by the Human Tribe, he grabbed her by the arm and tried to lead her to safety.
  • Did Not Think This Through: When testing how tough "useless lumber" is, he has Eli try to cut it with a chainsaw, with neither of them using any kind of protective gear. Eli proceeds to push the chainsaw into one of the "trees" with so much force, the chainsaw blade snaps and hurls backward, nearly hitting Xiang Ye in the face.
    • He lampshades this himself when Newton's Third Law of Motion literally kicks him in the ass, but at least Newton did get him out of immediate danger.
  • Diving Save: His first, on-screen, indisputable act of heroism is pushing an old man he presumes to be the janitor of Royal Academy out of the way of one of the attacks coming from the most recent fight between Wadley Aisi and Dorona. The guy disappears without so much as a "thank you."
  • Drama-Preserving Handicap: When his combat helicopter is destroyed and he's in free-fall, all his alloy stones, blueprints, etc were in Martin's hands, leaving him with only the most basic of forging pens, and then he and Isabella find themselves in the desert, under attack from some demon tribe sand swimming blow-dart users, and Balien, the third strongest member of the demon tribe's 12 pillars.
  • Energy Weapon: Xiang Ye builds these into his Powered Armor. They are so powerful they can easily penetrate through Rennes' magic shields with superb accuracy. His laser cannons have a range of two kilometres.
  • An Entrepreneur Is You: As is revealed in chapter 54, he, or Martin on his behalf, makes contracts with various merchants to sell odds and ends he crafts in forging class to fund his research, and the human military, and it's all far more lucrative, and effective, than simply selling processed magic stones at exorbitant prices. Sophisas is stunned upon learning of it.
  • Erotic Dream: A fever dream due to head-injury is Played for Laughs in chapter 86.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Xiang Ye dislikes Rennes, but cannot resist saving him from the Tols brothers who were publicly assaulting him and mocking Rennes's crippled state.
  • Exotic Weapon Supremacy: He uses a hydraulic crimper on the God Tribe ruins' dragon and calls it "hydraulic dragon crimper".
  • Expy: This guy is practically Tony Stark armed with the Reality Infinity Stone.
  • Famed in Story: After winning the Kingdom Tournament, Xiang Ye has become well-known across the capital as a gifted forger and more students are interested in studying forging.
  • Flashback: Xiang Ye witnesses the God Tribe from the memories of Vasily Andre. He is horrified by their actions.
  • Foreshadowing: A framed graduation picture in chapter 1 foreshadows that he is a Teen Genius.
  • Friendless Background: On Earth, he had no friends, and his parents left overseas for years, leaving him to his own devices all that time.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: People wrote off Xiang Ye as a talentless loser because he couldn't use boundary force. Once he took on the art of forging, Xiang Ye became a force to be reckoned with.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Has superb technological skills to craft a Humongous Mecha and an Iron Man suit, complete with repulsor rays.
  • Genre Savvy: He lampshades the abundance of "transported to another world" stories and their tropes: cheat skills and love interests due to Chronic Hero Syndrome.
  • God Guise: He is mistaken for a God by the people of the Eli mountain range, who hold Cargo Cult beliefs regarding modern technology.
  • Good Is Not Soft: If you antagonize him into a life or death battle, and he has the means, he will kill you the moment he has the chance, without hesitation, mercy, or remorse.
  • Grew a Spine: For all his cocky tendencies, Xiang Ye feels inadequate to be Isabella's husband. At one point, he starts praising Rennes's good looks, skills and family status to Isabella, in the hope that she would choose someone better, but she brushes it off. Several chapters later, after learning Rennes' true character and his intention to possess Isabella, Xiang Ye changes his mind and defeats him for good.
  • Guile Hero: He usually gets out of fights alive with cunning and technological prowess.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Lacking the ability to use magic, he's considered "garbage" on both sides of the fourth wall. Come chapter 31 onward, the fact that he's an amazing artist, has intricate knowledge of modern tech, and is Mr. Imagination makes him a force to be reckoned with.
    • He later discovers that he can craft using useless lumber, which is normally an impossible task. Useless lumber also happens to be the most impervious substance of this world. In Xiang Ye's hands, it works wonders.
  • Henpecked Husband: Justified. Even without her magic powers, Isabella can, and does, easily smack him around, so when she says "jump", he says "yes, ma'am" and hopes he jumps high enough.
  • Heroic Willpower: For some reason, Xiang Ye has enough mental power surpassing that of hundreds of dwarves. It is implied to be greater than even Martin or the Dwarf King's mental power, which means that he can use the pale moon stone without fatigue.
  • Hidden Depths: He is apparently a very, very good masseuse, as Demon Queen Isabella had no complaints when she had him massage her in the bath.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He literally falls victim to Newton's laws of motion. The geyser he uses to ward off Nainai's attack from behind sends him flying face first into the stage floor.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Defied. He's an excellent judge of character, which is very surprising considering his Friendless Background and Parental Abandonment issues.
  • Hot for Teacher: Notwithstanding his attraction for Isabella, Xiang Ye does like to fantasize about the beautiful female teachers at the Royal Academy, especially Wadley Aisi and Dorona. He crafts figures of them wearing bikinis and they have been his most popular products in the market! The teachers are not pleased when they discover the truth from Xiang Ye's mentor Martin.
  • Humble Hero: He may frequently fantasize about being served hand and foot and being fawned over, even once sculpting a statue of Isabella in a submissive position, but when push comes to shove, and he's receiving genuine praise or glory, he shares it and deflects the credit to others as if it was second nature, and never lets his triumphs or victories go to his head.
  • Humongous Mecha: Xiang Ye's pet project. During his fight with Rennes, he unleashes one, built from useless lumber.
  • Hypocrite: Sees nothing wrong with being perverted towards women, yet anyone gets perverted to Isabella, and he gets quite upset.
  • Hypocrite Has a Point: He is a raging pervert who doesn't bother to hide it, but when Isabella is squaring off against Tols Buri, he advises her "he looks like a pervert, be careful." He's right!
    • Furthermore, he really has no reason to be afraid of exposing his identity. The ritual for summoning people from other worlds is so obscure, he could stand in the public square and yell out "I WAS SUMMONED FROM ANOTHER WORLD!" confident nobody would believe it. On the other hand, if Isabella's identity is exposed, she will be executed, and him right along with her, as the accomplice who smuggled her into human lands.
  • I Choose to Stay: Combined with I Gave My Word. When Andre offers him the chance to go home, using the boundary force in his ring's jewel, Xiang Ye turns it down, because he hasn't met his promise of putting Isabella back on her throne as the Demon Queen.
  • I Know Mortal Kombat: Chapter 1 showcases that his favorite MMO runs "raid" events, and he is an expert at coordinating large numbers of players to victory. Come the 59+ chapters, and he's leading a rather large group of people, successfully completing one strategic objective after another, through the most dangerous areas of human controlled territory. And he makes it look easy. The only trouble he really has are situations set up by the Tols siblings.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Initially. He believes that he is unworthy of Isabella due to his lack of Boundary Force and suggests her to go out with Rennes. It irritates her and Xiang Ye never brings it up again.
  • Ideal Hero: For the most part. Aside from being a bit perverted and goofy, he represents everything a hero should be.
  • Indy Ploy: Justified. Xiang Ye has three goals. 1.) Get out of the human city, along with Isabella, alive. 2.) Return Isabella to her throne in the Demon tribe, preferably destroying the usurper Lilian in the process. 3.) Get back home to Earth before the end of his summer vacation. He doesn't have a solid plan to meet said goals because the situation is too fluid and dynamic to craft one, even if he was intimately familiar with all the factions of the world setting. So he and Isabella just go about their daily lives keeping their eyes and ears open for an opportunity, and then just make things up as they go from there.
  • Instant Expert: Rennes had his whole life, and all the perks of being royalty to become the magical powerhouse he is. Xiang Ye had one night and can already rival him in power and application, if not control, albeit through the use of scrolls and magical stones.
    • Due to his drawing skills and knowledge of modern technology, Xiang Ye quickly mastered forging and is respected by his seniors.
  • I Shall Taunt You: In his fight with Rennes, Xiang Ye taunts and insults him every chance he gets. He's doing so to provoke Rennes into attacking with his strongest attacks and magics, purely to learn the flaws in the Iron Man suit and Humongous Mecha, to deal with larger future threats. Rennes is well aware of this, but continues to rise to the bait because he's so convinced of his inherent superiority that he can only see Xiang Ye as a bug that he must crush, by any and all means necessary, damn the consequences.
  • Irony: For a guy who can't use Boundary Force, Xiang Ye is viewed as the only member of the Human Tribe who can pose a serious threat to Tols Angus.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: Downplayed. While his specialty is the forging class, he dabbles at everything else, including magic. Though his spells are Cast from Money, as he has to buy expensive scrolls and stones that can only be used once and are then entirely spent.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Punches a shrivelled Rennes in the face when the latter still continues to spout drivel about his superiority. Xiang Ye retorts that from his perspective, Rennes is worthless.
  • Knighting: By Sophisas after earning the title of major from the school tournament's first prize.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: When surrounded by soldiers, he quickly surrenders before them, to spare him and Isabella.
    • After obtaining the mystical dagger from the God Tribe ruins, Xiang Ye decides to flee from the giant robots. Modo is too happy to comply while Isabella and Eli are nonplussed (they follow Xiang Ye's lead though). Unfortunately one of the robots blocks their way.
  • Laser Blade: Has one equipped in his ironman suit, which he used to slice off dragon mode Rennes' right arm and wing. It can extend up to 3 metres long.
  • Like a Duck Takes to Water: For the audience, it's been months. For him, it's been less than a week, and he's acclimated to this new world quite nicely. Not bad for a modern Earth human suddenly finding himself in a fantasy medieval culture.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Justified. Isabella and her handmaidens stripped him of his Earth attire when he arrived, and the only clothes he has are the set provided by Sophisas. While Isabella's been using her allowance to expand her wardrobe, Xiang Ye's been using his allowance primarily to buy the materials he needs to master the "forging" ability, and those are not cheap.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: For Isabella, though she's too proud and scared to admit it.
  • Logical Weakness: If what he wants to create is too complex, he doesn't understand its inner workings, or both, he can't create a functional copy with his magic pen, something he learns as he's testing his ability the very night after he joins the forging class.
  • Love at First Sight: The moment he laid eyes on Isabella, and realized he was summoned to be her "champion," he wanted to marry her right away!
  • Magnetic Hero: Surprisingly. As lampshaded by Isabella the moment he makes friends with Eli. He has a talent for rallying people to his side.
    Isabella: "Hmph! You may have absolutely no talent and are totally useless, but you're pretty good at making friends."
  • Marionette Master: He doesn't have to be in the pilot's seat to get his mecha to work. He can have it move with an auto-pilot, though the mecha's moves tend to be easily predictable in return.
  • Marriage of Convenience: He proclaims Isabella is his wife so he can smuggle her into the Human Tribe's city and the both of them can live.
  • Microwave the Dog: In self-defense. And There Was Much Rejoicing.
  • Mistaken for Quake: The initial reaction to his Humongous Mecha.
  • Morality Chain: He's the one who keeps Isabella from falling to her more wicked impulses.
  • Mundane Made Awesome:
    • Wins his match against Tols Bushi with a giant microwave, cooking the bastard alive.
    • He uses a mundane variety of forging, namely altering shape rather than creating complex constructs, to manipulate sand, effectively appearing to be a Sand Blaster.
  • Mundane Utility: The warmech he summons in chapter 42? Serves well as a mining machine.
  • Nerves of Steel: Zig-Zagged. He never lets his emotions control him once he's actually in battle. The rest of the time, he's very swayed by his emotions.
    • Although he panics when confronted by Tols Penny, Xiang Ye is smart enough to know that she won't kill him and only wants something. He avoids volunteering any information.
  • No-Sell: Smacks down Loland's attacks with absurd ease.
  • Nuke 'em: As a last resort, he launches a nuclear warhead against Rennes, inflicting injuries on him and infecting him with radiation damage.
    • During the war between the Demons and Dwarves, Xiang Ye uses one against the 2nd Ranked Demon Pillar Raymond Sasso. This weapon is twenty times greater than the previous and its destructive power shocks all onlookers.
  • Oh, Crap!: Is shocked when he encounters Tols Penny who reveals that she knows about Isabella's true identity as the Demon Queen, and announces her intention to assassinate the Regent.
  • Once Killed a Man with a Noodle Implement: Well not killed, but otherwise quite literal. He defeats Nainai with a bowl of instant ramen.
  • One-Man Industrial Revolution: Xiang Ye is heading that way when he announces his plans to introduce mass production technology into his businesses. He has already built an automatic forging machine.
  • Opposites Attract: He and Isabella are polar opposites in just about everything, and that's why he's completely smitten with her.
  • Our Founder: The Merchant's Union of the kingdom has a huge bronze replica of Xiang Ye. It was to recognise his contribution to the merchants which helped them gain large profits.
  • Parental Abandonment: His parents have been overseas for years, and he's a young teen.
  • Phlebotinum Breakdown: In his fight against Rennes, the Frickin' Laser Beams and other parts of his Powered Armor break down due to overload or completely malfunction. Turns out it was a ploy on Xiang Ye's part to catch Rennes off-guard. It works.
  • Post-Victory Collapse: As a result of wielding the Pale-Moon Stone, Xiang Ye collapses shortly after defeating Rennes and winning the tournament.
  • Power Copying: He can write glyphs to summon and cast high level spells which are comparable to those of Rennes. The latter is displeased with this.
  • Powered Armor: Called Knight of Magic. It is made of useless lumber and posseses many of the standard abilities. Truly a wonder of magical craftmanship.
  • Power Is Sexy: Xiang Ye's always liked Isabella, but he really starts to crush on her when she shields him from the collateral damage of Eli's attack on the giant stone golem, completely unfazed.
  • Power Source: He establishes the human Kingdom's first power plant. It is a wind power station and a solar power station.
  • Rags to Riches: Xiang Ye entered the kingdom with nothing but his boxers and Sophisas's cloak. About four months later, he is so wealthy that he purchased an entire street and is a high ranking member of the Merchant's Union. The merchants had a huge bronze statue of Xiang Ye erected because he helped them amass so much profit.
  • Reality Is Unrealistic: Chapter 57 perfectly highlights that there are situations where lowering prices and taxes can actually be a manner that brings in more revenue, in addition to making the people's lives easier. The "unrealistic" part comes from the fact that there are many self-proclaimed "economic experts" among celebrities, commentators, and politicians that fervently insist such a concept is ridiculous rubbish, and, like the Tols siblings, pointedly proclaim the only way to increase revenue is to increase taxes, ignoring any and all empirical and historical evidence to the contrary.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Is quite fond of giving these out to arrogant jerkasses, especially Rennes.
    Rennes: Without this pen, you are nothing. Do you understand that!?
    Xiang Ye: Without your dragon form, you would've died a moment ago. Do you understand that?
    Rennes: You continue to wear that snarky attitude till death. Now the entire arena, including Yi Bei, will watch as I trample you to victory!
    Xiang Ye: HAHAHAHA! I didn't know that an arrogant prince could be this funny! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
    Rennes: What are you laughing at!?
    Xiang Ye: All you do is talk and act cool. Deep down all you want is the approval and attention from the people around you... My 9th grade syndrome self can relate a little. But all you do all day is gawk at my wife, are you not even a bit embarrassed with yourself?! That's right, the fate of this match has already been sealed, but unfortunately, I'll be the winner.
  • Remember When You Blew Up a Sun?: He reminds Tols Penny that he won the school tournament to intimidate her. It does not work.
  • Renaissance Man: He is a brilliant artist, Forger, modern technology expert, architect, and entrepreneur. He can also drive the vehicles he crafts as well as pilot his Humongous Mecha and Iron Man suit.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Sophisas considers him as his younger brother, to cope with the disappearance of Sophisac. Isabella lampshades it, telling Xiang Ye that Sophisas will never allow him to risk his life.
  • Save the Villain: Subverted. During their death match, Xiang Ye cripples Rennes, then offers to spare his life if he admits defeat. Rennes defies his offer by trying to punch him, prompting Xiang Ye to furiously knock the bastard down.
  • Saying Too Much: In chapter 47, feeling jealous and insecure, Xiang Ye indirectly questions Isabella if she's attracted to Tols Rennes by singing the guy's virtues and asking why she didn't take up his offer to side with the mage class. Rather than give Xiang Ye the reassurance he so desperately needs, she takes it as an insult to her character, and the (off-screen) consequences are not pretty.
  • Secret Keeper: He resolves to not disclose the God Tribe and its creation of all intelligent life to anyone.
  • Self-Made Man: Managed to become wealthy by his own effort and leadership ability.
  • Shameless Self-Promoter: He uses his fight with Nainai to promote his own brand of Instant Ramen. It's an epic success in that even the young king wants to buy some and try it. The fact that the arena crowd showers him with applause doesn't hurt his feelings either.
  • Science Hero: As a Renaissance Man and an One-Man Industrial Revolution he is this guaranteed.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Played with. On the one hand, he appreciates pretty girls. On the other, he only ever fantasizes about Isabella, under normal circumstances anyway.
  • The So-Called Coward: He's treated as trash by most because he has no magical or martial talent, but if he has the ability to rescue someone, he will, even risking himself to do so. Even Isabella is impressed, though she doesn't show it.
  • The Strategist: Of the non The Chessmaster variety. He comes up with plans that utilize himself and his companions to defeat enemies.
  • Strong and Skilled: His mastery in regards to magical forging gives him immense firepower, relatively speaking, and he's quite adept at putting forward the right tool for the right situation. He dominates just about every battle he's in.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: The smart guy to Isabella's strong girl.
  • Swiss-Army Superpower: There's very little his skill with the magic pen can't do.
  • Taking the Bullet: As a result of Tuck and Cover. He shields Isabella from a potentially fatal blow to the head with his own, to her horror.
  • Taught by Experience: He notes that people tend to attack him from behind, so he prepares a pressurized water barrier to counter this. While it proves effective, it does have some drawbacks he needs to work on.
  • Teen Genius: Chapter 94 reveals he completed an undergraduate degree at 14 and was offered a seat at Harvard, and was planning to go, until (wham) "hello, Isabella."
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Defied. While he doesn't enjoy violence, Xiang Ye will actively try to kill anyone if they happen to be malicious jerkasses.
    • In the tournament final round against Rennes, Xiang Ye goes as far as to unleash a nuclear missile against him, infecting him with radiation.
  • Ultimate Blacksmith: He can craft futuristic technology thanks to the magical forging method invented by Martin. He is also the only one who can mould Useless Lumber.
  • Uncle Pennybags: Revealed in chapter 128. As a result of his many business ventures and "inventions," he is so wealthy he can easily afford to either buy all the materials to build a house, or straight up buy it himself. As was already mentioned, this is quite expensive.
    • He tasked many people to launch his series of products. Xiang Ye's business enterprises include outdoor goods, fast food, pharmacy, toy merchandise, weapons, and real estate. All of them are lucrative and are being well-received by consumers.
  • Wrong Assumption: Given Xiang Ye's gamer background, he initially has a warped understanding of magic and assumes his The Chosen One powers relate to his magic capacity, right before finding out he has none.
  • You Are Already Dead: Chapter 148. Xiang Ye's speech to Rennes is essentially this. Although Rennes survived the nuclear explosion, he couldn't escape the radiation, which begins to destroy his body. Rennes doesn't die thanks to Andre, but his body is still defective.
  • You Monster!: His reaction after watching the God Tribe murder a bunch of hapless humans, including infants.
  • Young Entrepreneur: He is sixteen, and is already leading the human kingdom Merchant Guild.
  • You Remind Me of X: Sophisas thinks he has a strong resemblance to his missing little brother, and might actually be him.

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     Isabella Osa a.k.a. Yi Bei 
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Garbage humans!
The titular Demon Queen. At the start of the story she was betrayed by Lilian, lost her powers and was quickly defeated. She is forced to pose as a human and Xiang Ye's wife, "Yi Bei".
  • Accidental Marriage: She has Xiang Ye summoned, expecting a powerful warrior to be the Demon Tribe's trump card. She's completely unaware she's summoning her future husband.
  • The Ace: As expected of the Queen who comes from a race that values Asskicking Equals Authority, she is skilled in combat magic and other areas of fighting.
  • Adult Fear: As if losing her most loyal followers through Heroic Sacrifice wasn't traumatic enough, in chapter 85, she nearly loses Xiang Ye the same way.
  • Atrocious Alias: What she thinks of the name "Yi Bei," given to her by Xiang Ye to keep Sophisas from finding out who she really is, and getting them both killed. It comes from the Chinese pronunciation of Isabella: Yī shā bèi lā.
  • Bathing Beauty: She enjoys bathing a lot and it is her preferred stress relief activity.
  • Bathtub Scene: She really enjoys taking baths to remove stress, be it either her Yi Bei personality or her Demon Queen personality.
  • Battle Couple: With Xiang Ye. When in battle together with him, she covers his shortcomings perfectly, while he brings out the big guns, literally.
  • Beneath the Mask: Very subtle, but as much as she complains loudly about it, she cares for Xiang Ye. She obviously likes his gestures of affection towards her, but is too Tsundere to admit it.
  • Big Damn Kiss: After months of being cold towards him, she finally kisses a very shocked Xiang Ye in the middle of the battle with the Demon Tribe.
  • Black Speech: When she manifests her "evil" Boundary Force, she does this. She's still a good and honorable individual who is loved by her people.
  • Black Swords Are Better: The useless lumber sword Xiang Ye makes for her is a fearsome weapon that owes its black color to its source material. She herself admits it is a "decent weapon".
  • Boobs of Steel: Largest bosom in the cast, and even without her magic, she is a powerful fighter.
  • Break His Heart to Save Him: She acts coldly towards Xiang Ye because she doesn't want him sacrificing his life for her, reminding her of her loyal comrades. She changes her mind after Xiang Ye assures her that he will always be with her.
  • Bridal Carry: She does this to Xiang Ye when he falls asleep after winning the tournament.
  • Broken Bird: She suffers from major survivor's guilt, and it often shows.
  • Chainmail Bikini: A variant. Isabella's second Powered Armor shows off more skin. Apparently, she wanted a more agile suit.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: At one point, she loudly complains about Xiang Ye's popularity with girls (although that is not the case). She finally kisses him in front of some ladies to ward off potential rivals.
  • Cover-Blowing Superpower: Fully unleashing her Boundary Force can easily reveal that she's from the Demon tribe, which is a bad thing in human territory...
  • Cute Little Fangs: Her Demon Queen persona has a visible little fang.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Her most powerful magic is "darkness" based, her Demon Queen "aura" is black and called "evil" on a repeated basis, but she, personally, is a good and kind woman who deserves the loyalty of her followers.
  • Defends Against Their Own Kind: A complex example. She wants to protect her human companions and the friendly Dwarf Tribe from her Demon kin while trying to minimize deaths among her Demon subjects.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: For bonus points, she's an actual queen. Initially quite haughty, she mellows and very slowly becomes fond of Xiang Ye.
  • De-Power: At the start of the story, her ability to use magic is stripped away by Lilian. She still has the capacity, as measured in being tested for entry into the academy, but she doesn't have access to the fuel that can run it.
  • The Determinator: Chapter 110 reveals the mystery of Isabella crossing the finish line, Xiang Ye tied to her back. Andre shows Xiang Ye a recorded video of Isabella climbing Half-moon Mountain by using a couple of swords bound by a chain as rappelling gear, until she lost them, and then climbed up by hand, leaving bloody handprints across the entire glacier. Xiang Ye is awed after learning this.
  • Dude Magnet: She is attractive, to the point where even a handsome guy like Rennes tries to woo her. However, she silently prefers to be with Xiang Ye.
  • Dynamic Entry: She saves Xiang Ye from being eaten by the God Tribe ruins' dragon with a surprise slash to the eye.
  • Everybody Has Standards: Among the demon race strength is the biggest sign of competence, but Raymond's tactic of turning his fellow demons into corpses to boost his own strength disgusts her. Isabella hates Lillian for encouraging demons to kill each other in the bid for power.
  • Expressive Mask: The helmet of the Magic Core Armor Xiang Ye makes for her emotes along with her, showing blushes and the annoyed sign 💢.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her "normal" human clothes do not match on her left and right sides, at all.
  • First Of Its Kind: She's the first student to both consider and be permitted to study both swordsmanship and magic simultaneously.
  • Forceful Kiss: She is given one by Xiang Ye as part of a Cooldown Hug.
  • Hates Being Touched: Zig-Zagged. Her royal upbringing tells her she should not get close to anyone and she attempts to honor this practice when Xiang Ye touches her, yet she cannot help but blush.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Isabella had practiced swordplay under Mochia and is currently learning under Dorona. She wields the Useless Lumber sword Xiang Ye had crafted for her.
  • Hidden Depths: Unlike some other characters who are strictly magic-minded, she shows interest in Xiang Ye's technology and does not view his creations as gimmicks.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The necklace Dorona gave her to control her Demon boundary force absorbs it when she tries to unleash it against Balien.
  • Horny Devils: Turns out her Superpowered Evil Side is a manifestation of all her suppressed desires and is quite fond of the Double Entendre. In Chapter 212, after Xiang Ye destroys the pendant Dorona gave her so her boundary force can help her recover, the alternate persona grabs Xiang Ye by the throat and then goes full-tilt fem-dom as showcased in chapter 1's In Medias Res.
  • Hypocrite: "Hmph! Useless humans. Always fighting among themselves." Says the Demon Queen who got deposed by her own general.
  • Hypocrite Has a Point: While she is prone to insulting Xiang Ye, and is often quite violent, she always puts forth the minimum amount of deterrent to stop what annoys her. When Tols Buri was hurling insults at Xiang Ye, it was after he was already crushed by learning that he has absolutely zero magical ability. That's just pointless cruelty, and it needs to be stopped.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: She's prone to demeaning and insulting Xiang Ye, calling him "trash" by default. She doesn't like it if someone else insults him. After a few months, she stops insulting him altogether.
  • I Have to Go Iron My Dog: Inverted. When Xiang Ye notices that she stuck around to defend him from the Tols Siblings, rather than escaping with the rest of the class, as he had asked, she states "I wanted to take their tokens." Xiang Ye doesn't buy it.
  • Indifferent Beauty: She's alluring and knows it, but does not care.
  • Innocent Cohabitation: Enforced, she may have to share a room with Xiang Ye, but she's not going to share a bed note . Should Xiang Ye try it, he should consider himself lucky if she just kills him quickly with a sword.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Isabella is puzzled when Xiang Ye gifts her a bouquet of paper flowers from Eli's siblings. She states that the bouquet is not useful for burning, eating, or fighting and wonders if she said something wrong when Eli's siblings starts crying.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: Chapter 96, Isabella drops all pretense and spells out, in precise detail, why she's cold to Xiang Ye. Xiang Ye's victory over Tols Bushi is impressive, but it's not enough to be able to survive at her side. Especially as the principal of Royal Academy revealed that he knows who she is and still thinks she's not strong enough at her prime.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Violent, abrasive, and haughty, but beneath it all is a good, kind, and strong woman who deserves the loyalty of her people. She is also faithful to Xiang Ye. Her noble personality and her physical beauty, is why Xiang Ye is completely devoted to her.
  • Lady of War: She is a beautiful and elegant fighter, even without her "Boundary Force."
  • Lap Pillow: She cradles an unconscious Xiang Ye in her lap (though his head is on her chest) in chapter 150.
  • Lethal Chef: She is horrible at cooking.
  • Luminescent Blush: One time she blushes so hard by Xiang Ye it appears through her armor.
  • Magic Knight: In Royal Academy, she takes the magic and sword classes simultaneously and later combines spells with sword moves.
  • Martial Pacifist: Contrary to her declaration that humans are all trash, she does indeed want peaceful coexistence, but is fond of contests of strength and skill.
  • Mistress and Servant Boy: After the personality switch, she tries to invoke this with Xiang Ye, with mixed results. She orders him around, expecting him to treat her as a queen, yet becomes hopping mad when he gets friendly with other girls. Nevertheless, she does acknowledge his feelings for her, and views him as husband material.
  • Modesty Towel: Isabella rushes to save Xiang Ye from the guardian dragon wearing this. Xiang Ye fixes it by putting Powered Armor on her.
  • Mr. Exposition: She explains to Xiang Ye how her Boundary Force works. According to Isabella, her Boundary Force comes from a Demonic Core unique to her. At full power output can easily surpass people with Dragon Forms.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She is considered to be particularly beautiful, and some Fanservice is focused on her.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: She senses the God Tribe ruins' dragon's attack on Xiang Ye.
  • Naked Apron: She appears wearing only her apron in promotional materials.
  • Naked First Impression: Close enough. Minutes after she summons Xiang Ye, her "aura" is depleted, and she sports a fully human body, completely nude. Though there's too much life-threatening stuff going on to be embarrassed, she doesn't hesitate to strip Xiang Ye's clothes off him and wear those to protect her dignity.
  • Noble Demon: Literally. She's a Demon Queen, and is unflinchingly honorable and loyal.
  • No One Gets Left Behind: Initially, she wants to keep her handmaidens, but Xiang Ye talks her into escaping so their sacrifices won't be All for Nothing.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: In chapter 85, she comes out of the magic portal after having climbed the glacier, without gear, with an unconscious and badly wounded Xiang Ye tied to her back. Later, Andre shows the recording to Xiang Ye.
  • Opposites Attract: She's Xiang Ye's polar opposite in just about everything, and she knows it. Still, she is content and acknowledges Xiang Ye's feelings.
  • Parrying Bullets: Uses her sword to parry arrows, energy beams, and other sword attacks. The sturdy useless lumber sword Xiang Ye makes for her significantly enhances this ability.
  • Powered Armor: When Isabella is fighting the dragon guardian of the God Tribe ruins, Xiang Ye dresses her in a purple armor, called Magic Core Armor, that resembles a hi-tech version of her original outfit as the Demon Queen. It accentuates Isabella's curves and has elemental alloy stones embedded on its gauntlets to amplify her power.
  • Princess in Rags: After being deposed and chased out of demon lands, into the human city, she still acts as haughty as if she's the current Demon Queen. She tones down the act though.
  • Purple Is Powerful: In her full Demon form, her horns, tail, and magically maintained "clothes" are all purple, and she's powerful enough that her attacks can leave a meteor sized crater in the ground.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her eyes are a very solid red, and she's got quite a temper.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Xiang Ye has to repeatedly physically restrain her to keep her from diving headfirst into a suicidal charge against the human soldiers who defiled her followers. After the first few chapters, she calms down and patiently rebuilds her strength.
  • Romantic Fake–Real Turn: She starts the story faking a marriage with Xiang Ye, so she can hold on to her life and infiltrate the human city, in her quest for vengeance on the Regent. Over time, she becomes fond of him and begins to return his feelings. In the In Medias Res, she is still married to Xiang Ye even after regaining her powers.
  • Royalty Super Power: According to Isabella, she has a unique demon core due to being born in the Osa bloodline. It is capable of generating immense boundary force and it can rival the combined strength of members of the human royalty who possess formidable dragon forms.
  • Shotgun Wedding: How she feels about the whole "being Xiang Ye's wife" situation. She may be irritated, but she's alive, and she will make the Regent pay in blood for what he's done.
  • Sneaky Departure: After being prevented by Sophisas from helping the Dwarf Tribe against the Demons, Isabella and Xiang Ye sneak out at night.
  • The Stoic: Seldom shows any expression except, occasionally, anger.
  • Storm of Blades: Combined with Knife Outline. She temporarily restrains one of the golems with magical giant swords.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Going purely by the In Medias Res, if she didn't suffer a De-Power, there would be no story tension without a great deal of Deus Exit Machina, or the like. At her weakest, she rivals Rennes, the magic prodigy of the kingdom.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: The strong girl to Xiang Ye's smart guy.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: The manifestation of her survivor's guilt puts out a massive "evil" boundary force aura that almost overwhelmed Dorona. Had Dorona not rendered Isabella unconscious, the consequences would not have been pretty, for anyone.
    • Happens again during the tournament when Penny provokes her. Fortunately, Xiang Ye calms her, but she and Penny are disqualified from the tournament.
    • Isabella suspects that her split personality was caused by her De-Power as she had never experienced such issues before.
    • Happens yet again after their fight with Balien when Xiang Ye treats her injuries. Isabella treats him harshly, calling him a servant and gives him tall orders. Even in this personality, she is attracted to him.
  • Survivor's Guilt: She suffers from this tremendously. The moment she lets her thoughts wander, the spirits of all her followers who were butchered by Regent Tols Angus swarm and angrily accuse her.
  • Sword Beam: She can shoot these, colored black by her Demon boundary force.
  • Talk to the Fist: During the last rounds of the tournament arc, Isabella is matched against Tols Buri. At the start of the round, he began to arrogantly tell her to just give up and spare herself the humiliation as she has no chance of winning against him. While Buri was still spouting his drivel about how superior he thinks he is, he was taken by surprise as he was forced to block a strong slash from Isabella, who tells him if he's got time to talk then he should focus on trying not to get killed by her.
  • The Tease: Chapter 214 is all about her Demon Queen Isabella persona sexually teasing and tormenting Xiang Ye. While she's bathing and not wearing a stitch of clothing, she commands him to let her use his shoulder as a leg rest, and when she's through with that, tells him to turn around and massage her naked back, but just before he starts, she reverses her "look but don't touch" policy and warns him that if he peeps, she will yank out his eyeballs, as he's blushing to the point he's as red as a beet.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Combined with Humiliation Conga. After everything done to her and her people in the main page's Obligatory War Crime Scene entry, Xiang Ye physically forces her to bow her head to the very soldiers who were engaged in it, and called her "traumatized into madness", disowning her Queen title, to try and survive.
  • Tsundere: A very subdued, but obvious type A. She is harsh and difficult towards Xiang Ye, but is faithful and does not like it when he gets friendly other pretty girls. Xiang Ye lampshades it himself but thinks she's Worth It. She doesn't say this to him, but she does feel happy for his achievements.
    • She manages to play her Violently Protective Girlfriend gestures nonchalantly the majority of the time, but there is still Body Language leakage in the form of sword clutching, sweat drops, looking away, and relief when the danger is gone. Of course, sometimes it is too much and she snaps in anger.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Child: A flashback shows that she was an adorable child, happily playing with all sorts of beings, no prejudice in her body.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Even though she finds Xiang Ye annoying, Isabella will go out of her way to save him from enemies.
    • When a heavily empowered Rennes is about to murder Xiang Ye, she is ready to jump into the fray and save him. Fortunately, Xiang Ye was faking it to expose Rennes and he severs Rennes's right arm and wings.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Although she's not able to blast mountains to rubble without her magic, her sword and archery skills are almost unequaled, as long as her opponent doesn't use magic himself...Though she's losing the "weak" part in a hurry.
  • What You Are in the Dark: For all her faults, she is unflinchingly loyal and honorable. In chapter 85, she could have left Xiang Ye in a frozen wasteland to die, and honestly stated that his death was a result of the injuries inflicted by Tols Buri and his gang. Instead, she uses ropes to tie him to her back and exhausts herself carrying him through the portal back to the Human Tribe, and for bonus points, gives up one of her rightly earned medals to him so he's not expelled from school. Xiang Ye has married well.
  • When She Smiles: An unusual variant. Xiang Ye can imagine her smile, and even made a statue of her with a very subtle "come hither" smile that suits her just fine. But what Xiang Ye loves most about her is watching her blush.
    • She actually does smile after watching Xiang Ye win the tournament.
  • The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask: She struggles to maintain a certain "royal dignity," but she's a kind and gentle woman who truly looks after her friends and allies.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Until she gets her power back, she can't even dream of going back to her people and being recognized. If she tries, then she will get hunted by both the humans and the demons.
  • You Monster!: She says this to the human soldiers who killed her handmaidens for reward money.
  • Young and in Charge: She is about the same age as Xiang Ye, so she had inherited the crown at a young age.

Human Tribe

     In General 
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The most populous tribe in the Hullo plains. While not as strong as the demons, the humans have better understanding of the Boundary Force. They were originally created by the God Tribe to serve as obedient slaves. Presently they are the strongest tribe rivalled by the Demon tribe.
  • Animal Motifs: The dragon is their emblem. In ancient times, the Gods gave them an extremely powerful dragon as a guardian beast. Its blood is infused into the veins of every male member of the Royal Family.
  • Bully Magnet: In their weak past, they were bullied by Demons and Beasts.
  • Dragons Are Divine: A common legend among humans is that in ancient times, a powerful dragon protected humans by giving them magic and civilisation. It turns out that it was the God Tribe that created humans and gave them magic and civilisation.
  • Precursor Worship: Popular consciousness treats the God Tribe as an entity to be revered.
  • Servant Race: They were created by the God Tribe to be their servants.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Zig-Zagged. Initially the weakest link among the Tribes, they evolved and attained a more refined grasp of boundary force. However, Human Royalty still remains inferior to Demon Kings in terms of Boundary Force.

Royal Academy Students

     Alex "Eli" Ayr 
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The first student met by Isabella and Xiang Ye while they're applying for class at Royal Academy, and the first friend he makes in his whole life.

     Al Modo 
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I have to take care of my mom when she gets old!
The first forging student Xiang Ye meets.
  • Bandage Mummy: Was lynched by Tols Buno in the tournament, and had to be saved by Andre. Remarkably, he was able to recover in just two days.
  • Blood from the Mouth: Although he was rescued by Andre, Buno's punch was so severe, internal injuries have him coughing up blood, and he needs surgery to correct it.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's the butt monkey to Xiang Ye...
  • Cowardly Lion: True, he does run from danger at the first sign, but when Xiang Ye's in trouble, he steps forward... with the P90 Xiang Ye forged for him.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: When a bat-monster grabs his meal, he responds by whipping out a rocket-propelled grenade. Eli stops him only for fear of triggering a cave-in.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: When it's mentioned that Yi Bei's Boundary Force is that of the Demon tribe, he suggests that it's because Yi Bei was raised in the Demon tribe, after being enslaved as a child. This gives Xiang Ye the perfect excuse to hide her true identity from all the other humans in the area.
  • Fire-Breathing Weapon: Uses a flamethrower that Xiang Ye taught him to craft to fight off slimes.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Played for Laughs. Modo starts ranting about how Eli and Xiang Ye enjoyed Fanservice when being healed.
  • Hidden Eyes: Behind Opaque Nerd Glasses.
  • Honor Before Reason: Though he near constantly panics, and easily, watching the second half of the tournament, when it came his turn in the arena, he went, even though his opponent is Tols Buno. Said panic turns up justified as Tols Buno nearly pummeled him to death in sadistic pleasure, just for laughs.
  • The Load: Subverted. Even other characters, like Martin, were confused as to why Xiang Ye would have him in the party exploring the God Tribe ruins, seeing him only as a burden that has to be protected. The moment monsters attack the party, he shows that he can carry his own weight just fine by whipping out a flame-thrower. Even Eli is impressed.
  • Lovable Coward: Whenever there's danger, he's quick to run away, but still strangely endearing.
  • No Name Given: Subverted. We don't learn his name until chapter 51, and his full name is revealed in passing only upon reaching chapter 83.
  • Ocular Gushers: At the end of his rant in chapter 153, his tears splash against the back of his glasses like water out of a hose.
  • Opaque Nerd Glasses: His glasses are so thick, we never see his eyes.
  • Prone to Tears: He tends to cry quite easily.
  • Terrible Artist: Xiang Ye lampshades that he is not very good at drawing. Later, he embraces this fact and repackages it as True Art Is Incomprehensible.
  • Tough Act to Follow: In universe. Chapter 111 reveals that he entered his own mecha into the tournament. The fact that he was able to get it to work, at all, without having any understanding of modern tech, is rather impressive, and even the local experts, like Martin, couldn't do that. Tols Buno beats it with disgusting ease, but still, an impressive effort.

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     Nainai 
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The representative of the chef class, and the first cook to actually compete in the class tournament.
  • Allergic to Love: Allergic to fanservice, to be precise. When Giro Emery publicly engages in unintentional Intimate Healing on Eli, he blushes, turns away, covers his face and yells out "I ALMOST DIED!"
  • Bald of Awesome: Aside from eyebrows, doesn't have hair on his head, can kick plenty of ass.
  • Berserk Button: Don't mock his voice, he's very sensitive about it.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Just as Queen of Thorns was about to give Isabella Death from Above, he arrives and pelts the snake-woman with a thrown frying pan, causing the attack to miss.
  • Catch and Return: When fighting Xiang Ye, he captures Xiang Ye's fire-based spell and hurls it back.
  • Chef of Iron: Chef and badass combatant.
  • Comically Missing the Point: When his teacher tells him he should become a fighter, meaning he should join the CQC class; he thinks it means he should become a Chef of Iron.
  • Cordon Bleugh Chef: As talented a combatant he is using cooking magic, his dishes taste terrible, or so says the teacher of the cooking class.
  • Dark Horse Victory: He's the first to cross the finish line in the first half of the tournament.
  • Doorstop Baby: Instead of being abandoned in a church or orphanage, abandoned in a restaurant.
  • Energy Weapon: He fights with cooking implements made out of his own boundary force.
  • Exotic Weapon Supremacy: Aura-made cooking implements serve him well as weapons.
  • Expy: Of Pica from One Piece, due to his little girl voice quirk.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: One wouldn't think being able to summon cooking implements would be useful on the battlefield, but he can summon a wok and use it as a makeshift shield to block gale-force winds.
  • I Can Still Fight!: Stated word for word when Xiang Ye asks him to surrender, seeing he can barely stand.
  • Improvised Parachute: He makes a dough parachute to fall from Xiang Ye's destroyed helicopter.
  • Lethal Harmless Powers: Again, summoning cooking implements as weapons of war.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: He was named based on his cries as an infant.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: He makes cooking implements viable weapons of war.
  • Power-Up Food: He creates a pill that promotes boundary force to make his Kitchen Domain stronger.
  • Real Men Cook: His central philosophy.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Red eyes, powerful fighter.
  • Self-Imposed Challenge: Rather than ride in the helicopter with all of Xiang Ye's team, he wanders to the exit portal, on foot, just to prove to himself that he can, in a frozen tundra.
  • Tattoo as Character Type: He has tattoos all along his back, especially the back of his head. Their significance has yet to be elaborated on. Chapter 119 indicates that he was apparently born with them as the chef class found him abandoned in their restaurant.
  • Tragic Dream: Wants to be a great chef, to thank the cooking class for raising him from infancy, and treating him with kindness. Has absolutely no talent for cooking, but makes an excellent showing as the first ever local Chef of Iron.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Constantly on the receiving end. Because he's a chef, has the name Nainai, and has the voice of a little girl, people tend to look down on him. His cooking teacher and Xiang Ye are the first not to.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Big, buff guy, squeaky, little-girl voice.
  • Workplace-Acquired Abilities: His time as a chef has him recognize catnip, and its effects on cats. His chef experience also allows him to control fire.
  • Worthy Opponent: Eli considers Nainai to be as strong as him. In the match, both Nainai and Xiang Ye show their respect to one other.

     Yuri Aisha 
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Introduced during the Tournament Arc as a representative of the magic class.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Nice Girl she may be, but she won't hesitate to summon shards of ice to turn you into a pincushion if you antagonize her.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: Pink hair and eyes.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Upon seeing The Void King's "human" form, that resembles a small child, she blushes like crazy.
  • Fan Disservice: As Mucus is staring up her dress, the fanbase is treated to a nice Panty Shot, but then he climbs up into her clothes and tries to engage in a vore scene.
  • Flying Broomstick: She enters the tournament stage on a flying broomstick but later ditches it to help Moss Feili.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Berates Eli for going too far in his match with Giro Emery, yet she herself went There Is No Kill Like Overkill against Giro Abilly. She does concede that Eli's right to say Rennes went too far in his match.
  • An Ice Person: She specializes in ice magic.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: She forfeits her match against Rennes, considering the huge difference in their abilities.
  • Mr. Exposition:
    • She explains various quirks of the cross country locations to the main characters' party.
    • She explains the elemental magic system.
  • Mundane Utility: During the first half of the tournament, her ice magic serves quite well as a stand-in for air conditioning on long treks in Xiang Ye's vehicles.
  • Nice Girl: Very much so.
  • Pink Is Feminine: Pink hair, eyes, and wardrobe, and very feminine.
  • Punny Name: Her family name is Yuri.
  • Romantic Wingman: In chapter 143, she literally shoves Isabella into publicly admitting her feelings for Xiang Ye and cheering him on in his fight with Rennes. Isabella's blush, as usual, is adorable.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Nice girl, pink hair.
  • Stating the Simple Solution: She asks Xiang Ye why he doesn't use the supposedly quite expensive scrolls he carries to summon completed works rather than simply the raw materials. He answers that doing things the way he does provides him far more in the way of versatility and options.
  • The Watson: Her inquiries allow Xiang Ye and Modo to explain the techniques they learned from the Seniors.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Bright pink.

     The Twin Sisters 
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Let us thank you for saving us!
Two twin mages introduced during the Tournament Arc.
  • Coordinated Clothes: Their outfits' designs are identical, but one is green-themed and the other is blue-themed.
  • Damsel in Distress: One of them gets captured by a wood golem, that was antagonized by the Tols siblings, hoping to provoke the forest guardian, so as to attack Xiang Ye.
  • Did Not Think This Through: Granted, it appears that they had no other option, but using lightning to attack a monster in the water while protecting fellow students also in the water is not a good idea, which they lampshade.
  • The Dividual: They are a matched set, where one goes, the other follows.
  • Flying Broomstick: They fly through the Lake of Sound with broomsticks made of magic.
  • Identical Twin Id Tag: One can tell them apart by facial markings. There's a cross mark on the cheek, left side for one of them, right side for the other, in addition to seeing that their clothes are of slightly different color.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Using their magic to summon a rainstorm that put out a forest fire drained them completely, as such, they officially gave up their spot in the tournament. Most everyone present is grateful.
  • No Name Given: Their names have yet to be mentioned. They've only been addressed as "The Twins."
  • Shock and Awe: They are masters of lightning-based magic.
  • Weather Manipulation: At least, they're able to make it rain, which they use to put out a forest fire, intentionally set by the Tols siblings.

     General and Moss Feili 

Tropes that apply to the duo

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Let's get this over with.
A duo consisting of a mage, Moss Feili, and a nekomata, General introduced during the Tournament Arc. Their relationship is an equal partnership.
  • Combat and Support: General handles close combat while Moss Feili handles long range combat and magic supply.
  • The Dividual: Aside from an announcement, General and Feili are always seen together.
  • Synchronization: When Moss Feili absorbs enough sunlight and activates his light magic, General also receives light energy, which allows him to take a stronger, humanoind looking form.

Moss Feili



General

Click here to see General's light magic powered form. 


     Tols Rennes 
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Hmph!
Click here to see his dragon form 
Click here to see him after the final round 
A member of the Royal Family and the top student of the mage class.
  • Accomplice by Inaction: In chapter 74, he figures out that the Tols siblings are directly responsible for starting the forest fire that endangered the rest of the class, but aside from a Death Glare, and a "warning," does nothing.note  He floats away in chapter 75, not even reporting them to the teachers at the end of the tournament's first half. By modern Earth standards in most countries, he'd be going to prison too, for failure to report a felony.
  • The Ace: The most gifted member of the magic class, a wealthy aristocrat, and a Chick Magnet. He is also seen as the crowd favorite to win the tournament. At least until the fateful battle against Xiang Ye, which stripped him of his gifts and most importantly, his pride.
  • All Crimes Are Equal: Any and every time he gets angry, regardless of the reason, he defaults to credible death threats, if not actually using lethal force.
  • Arch-Enemy: By trying to possess Isabella, aka Yi Bei, and refusing to acknowledge her wishes in that she's married to someone else, he has shoved Tols Buri aside in being Xiang Ye's most hated enemy. After trying to murder Xiang Ye in the middle of the night, for the "insult" of rejecting benevolent offer to be a sergeant under his command in return for throwing the tournament and straight-up demanding a fight to the death, and repeatedly ordering Xiang Ye to die, the feeling appears mutual.
  • An Arm and a Leg: In chapter 147, Rennes loses his arm and wings on the right side when Xiang Ye slashes him with his Laser Blade.
  • Arrow Catch: He catches the last of Zhou Lun Tana's arrows before ending their match.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: The three reasons he wants the finals of the tournament a fight to the death:
  • Asshole Victim: Rennes was already a callous Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy, but it gets worse. He dug his own grave when he coveted Yi Bei and sought to murder her husband, Xiang Ye in the final tournament round. As the duel turns in Xiang Ye's favor, he starts ranting and insulting commoners while using destructive and sadistic powers. During the climax, Rennes sustains gruesome injuries from Xiang Ye. Although Andre does save him with advanced healing magic, Rennes is permanently crippled, and most of the kingdom hates his guts.
  • Assumed Win: He thought he would effortlessly quash Xiang Ye in the final round, that is why he requests for a fight to the death. Too bad...
  • At Least I Admit It: After a bit of a pep-talk from Aisi, he admits that his fate is his own doing, and he has no right to bear a grudge against Xiang Ye, being honestly grateful for the genuine rescue.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: His reaction after Xiang Ye bitch smacks him in the face. In the end, Xiang Ye walks away with a victory, some minor bruises and a sore back, while Rennes loses the fight along with his eyesight and his right arm.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Demands a fight to the death with Xiang Ye. He gets it.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: At first he comes across as an aloof, but decent young man. As the story progresses, it is revealed that he is very self-centered and has a tendency to flaunt his superiority in magical prowess. The last straw is when he makes it clear that he wants to possess Yi Bei by murdering her husband in front of everyone.
  • Blood from the Mouth: When Xiang Ye puts his Humongous Mecha on autopilot and makes him focus all his magic on defense as it wails on him, not understanding how it can move without an active pilot, and his "drown the pilot" strategy won't work.
  • Body Horror: After assuming his dragon form to survive Xiang Ye's nuclear warhead, Rennes sustains many fourth degree burns especially on the neck and shoulder. Then Xiang Ye slices his arm and wing. Afterwards, when the radiation poisoning takes effect, it melts away Rennes's dragon form, draining his strength, vitality and vision. He becomes extremely emaciated and moribund. He also loses his eyebrows and his raven hair becomes completely pallid. In short, he becomes a living mummy without the bandages. Afterwards, Rennes is partially restored and saved by Andre, but he has to now live with permanent blindness and the loss of his right arm.
  • Broken Ace: Downplayed, but present. Rennes is the best in the magic class, aside from Magic teacher Wadley Aisi. In practice, he's a menace to both friend and foe. He casts powerful spells with abandon, not caring a whit about collateral damage, or what comes after, as long as his personal goals are met.
  • Broken Pedestal: Xiang Ye once viewed Rennes a far more worthy man for Yi Bei than himself, given that both Yi Bei and Rennes were the Aces of their class. Over time, Xiang Ye sees more and more of his true character, egocentric, going after another man's wife, repeatedly, despite her refusal. When Rennes insists on making the final fight a death match, Xiang Ye gives it to him.
    "You are quite a disappointment."
  • Brought Down to Normal: At the last minute, Rennes is rescued by Andre, who puts him on a magical stasis, and is only able to partially heal him.
  • Chuunibyou: Rennes keeps spouting cringey lines as he attacks his opponent. Xiang Ye insults him with that.
  • Compete for the Maiden's Hand: What he thinks his match with Xiang Ye is about.
  • Condescending Compassion: His "kindness" is full of contempt, stealth insults, and putdowns, and he has the gall to get angry when his intended target rejects such "benevolence."
  • Crippling Overspecialization: He is skilled at wielding top notch magic spells, enough to dent even Useless Lumber. However, Rennes is obviously lacking in tactical sense. His "strategy" is to quickly overwhelm the opponent with the brute strength of his spells.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Gives one to Zhou Lun Tana, one-shotting her.
  • Defiant to the End: At the end of their match, Xiang Ye offers a dying Rennes a chance to survive if he surrenders. However Rennes rejects it.
    Rennes (rasping): I... haven't lost... I... I... I... the gifted amongst the Royal family. How could I lose... How could I... How could I lose to Useless Lumber like you! (Tries to perform an Elemental Punch but it is too feeble to affect Xiang Ye).
  • Duel to the Death: The final round of the tournament becomes this on Rennes's demand.
  • Elemental Powers: He has demonstrated magical spells and abilities in the following areas.
  • Energy Absorption: What his hereditary Magical Eye does.
  • Entitled to Have You: Rennes is attracted to Yi Bei (Isabella) when he first meets her and continues to make advances towards her, despite knowing that she is married. Yi Bei gives him the cold shoulder, but Rennes decides that killing her husband is the best solution. He pays for it dearly...
  • Everyone Has Standards: If not for his respect for Tols Angus, and the fact that the Tols brothers are the bloodborne sons of Tols Angus, this guy would have wiped out the brothers as the scum they are long, long ago, as he mentions in chapter 45.
  • Expy: He's a copy/paste of Sasuke from Naruto, only even less likable.
  • Fate Worse than Death: In the aftermath of his fight with Xiang Ye, death would have been a mercy compared with what he now has to face. Although Andre was able to stabilize his body, Rennes is now permanently blind, missing an arm, has lost his Magic Eye and his magic presumably has drastically declined. Both Andre and Aisi have written him off, leaving him to deal with the consequences, all by himself, and he's already alienated just about everyone else in the kingdom with his douchery. Only time will tell if he can somehow bounce back from it.
  • Feed It with Fire: Using magic against him is a fundamentally bad idea, as his Magical Eye will eat whatever spells are hurled at him, and he's apparently born with that ability.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: He is so enamored with his own sense of superiority that he tends to stand around praising himself and insulting his opponents regardless of the stakes. Should said opponents manage to actually fight back, or worse, actually do any damage, especially to the face, no matter how slight, he goes totally postal.
  • Flat Character: He's an Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy, obsessed with "Yi Bei." That's all there is to know about him.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: Chapter 143 has a brief flashback that indicates his childhood sucked, but this pointedly does not explain or excuse why he's so arrogant, haughty, or entitled to Yi Bei, especially since Sophisas was shown with an eerily similar background, and still grew up to be a decent human being. Even worse, he was taken in and fostered by Andre and Aisi, and at a much younger age. He really has no excuse.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Some of his classmates don't actually like him, and even enjoy watching him get thrashed by the Tols brothers.
  • Hate Sink: His arrogance, Lack of Empathy and obsession with "Yi Bei," to the point he openly wishes to kill her husband and take her for himself, against her will, when he could easily bed just about any woman in the kingdom just by asking, are enough reasons to despise him.
  • Haughty "Hmph": He responds with a hmph to all manner of interactions, leaving no middle ground between this trope and Oh, Crap!.
  • History Repeats: He is the second prince after Tols Buri to covet Yi Bei. Consequently, both of them lose their right hands while fighting in the tournament. Only Rennes has it worse.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: Onlookers are aghast to see the proud, handsome and powerful Rennes reduced to a feeble and blind old man, missing an arm. All within less than an hour. Rennes is partially restored, though now permanently blind and still without his right arm. In his weakened state, he is bullied by the Tols Siblings, who he considers trash.
  • Hypocrite: Rennes asks for a death match against Xiang Ye. Yet he throws a hissy fit when Xiang Ye punches him in the face, and starts spamming elemental attacks on him. It borders on Revenge Myopia when he boasts that he will return all damage he takes 100 fold.
  • Insane Troll Logic: He is genuinely convinced that the only way to win Yi Bei's heart is to murder her husband in front of her at the final tournament round. Yi Bei herself is clearly apathetic to Rennes' crush, and watching him act murderously spiteful just makes her hate him.
  • It's All About Me: All he cares about is his own well-being. This is highlighted in the Tournament Arc, chapters 61-65. Not only does he leave all his fellow classmates in mortal peril after launching The Void King into the air and then wandering away, but in chapter 65, he leaves his team-mates stranded on the other side of the portal, taking all the coins and passing through, not even giving them a backward glance. In chapter 149, Xiang Ye outright lampshades this:
  • Jerkass: The nobility is bound by Noblesse Oblige, which mandates that the nobility must do everything in their power to protect those beneath them in rank or authority. Rennes has clearly failed to meet said obligations, just going by his public behavior during the first half of the tournament, where he openly ignored his classmates in clear distress.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Thinking he's a Squishy Wizard is a suicidal miscalculation. He is strong enough to climb a glacier when he's got no boundary force and delivers a powerful punch should someone try to engage him in close quarters.
  • Last of His Kind: His bloodline was presumably wiped out as a child, aside from himself, and then, only because the Regent Tols Angus pitied him...
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He is a handsome tall young man with long black hair. Many women in the human tribe are head over heels for him.
  • Magical Eye: When he projects boundary force, his hair lifts, revealing his hidden eye. It is a bloodline power from his mother's side that can absorb large amounts of boundary force for personal use and can increase his capacity for about 15 minutes. He apparently loses it when he is rendered blind after the fight with Xiang Ye.
  • Minor Injury Overreaction: Combined with Not So Stoic and Disproportionate Retribution. In chapter 106, while in a tournament duel with Zhou Lun Tana, she manages to get past his shield, so he obscures her vision with a tornado. Her following shot manages to scratch his cheek lightly, as a result of the debris being blown into his face by his own tornado. His response is to go totally postal. Then blast Zhou with a massive lightning bolt to the head.
    • The exact same reaction happens when Xiang Ye punches him in the face. Later in the fight, after Xiang Ye has injured him some more, he completely loses his cool and shows his true colors.
  • Misery Builds Character: Defied. Despite his troubled childhood, he does not grow as a person because of it; instead, he turns out like another Royal Brat if only more discreet.
  • No Kill Like Overkill: Immobilizes Xiang Ye with rocks while bombarding high level elemental spells on him. Even though Xiang Ye's armor is notoriously impervious, it is enough to rattle him and even dent his armor.
  • Not Quite Flight: He gets accross the Lake of Sound by standing on a piece of ground he moves with magic. After losing it, he propels with small whirlwinds on his feet.
  • Not So Different: He is every bit as loathsome, entitled, and arrogant as the Tols Siblings, he just hides it better beneath a stoic mask. The moment he faces a genuine challenge, even if he himself demanded it, he suffers a full-blown Villainous Breakdown, showing how he really feels about the commoners he's supposed to lead and watch over, with lots of Evil Gloating and Evil Laughter.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: In the ending panels of chapter 111, he shows up at Xiang Ye's room, in the middle of the night. In chapter 112, he tries to get Xiang Ye to throw the tournament, in exchange for promising Xiang Ye a post in the army. Xiang Ye is insulted at the offer and tells him to take a hike. Tols Rennes is not amused.
  • Oh, Crap!: Panics when his Elemental Punch stops working and his arm falls limp. Then he becomes blind. This triggers his Villainous Breakdown.
  • One-Winged Angel: In chapter 147, Rennes unleashes his dragon form to survive Xiang Ye's missile. According to Andre, the power of Rennes's dragon form is comparable to that of Tols Angus. In spite of the dragon form's formidable prowess, Rennes has sustained many fourth-degree burns from Xiang Ye's weapon, exposing muscles of his cheek, nape, left shoulder, and left appendages. His wings are also tattered. Then in the same chapter, Xiang Ye severs Rennes's right side wings, making him a literal example of this trope. And not long after that, it became a Clipped-Wing Angel because the radiation took its effect.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His hair hides one of his eyes. Turns out there's good reason for that...
  • Person of Mass Destruction: He's got enough magic power to easily launch a Kaiju into the sky.
  • Power Incontinence: Combined with Accidental Murder and Unwitting Instigator of Doom. Failure to control his Magic Eye as a child caused the deaths of quite a few people. This lead to the total annihilation of his bloodline, per royal decree.
  • Power Parasite: Chapter 143 reveals why he's got such powerful magical abilities. His Magic Eye steals the "boundary force" of people nearby. This has resulted in numerous deaths when he was a child.
  • Princess Carry: How he carries Isabella to the ground after he rescues her from Tols Bori's Sword Beam.
  • Psychological Projection: When he's rescued by Xiang Ye, he presumes Xiang Ye did it just to have the pleasure of humiliating him instead. When he learns differently, he admits his hypocrisy, puts aside his grudge, and thanks Xiang Ye, and this seems genuine.
  • The Quiet One: Almost never talks. During his fight with Xiang Ye however, he becomes a screaming lunatic.
  • Rapid Aging: One of the side effects of the radiation is that Rennes becomes a desiccated husk of himself and his hair turns pale white. Andre restores him to his youth - 'mostly' intact.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Tries to give one to Xiang Ye, but gets one-upped:
    "Without this pen, you're nothing. Do you understand that?"
    Xiang Ye: "Without your dragon form, you would've died a moment ago. Do you understand that?"
  • Reflectionless Useless Eyes: Loses his eyesight forever after the duel with Xiang Ye.
  • Sanity Slippage: Goes batshit crazy after Xiang Ye blasts him with a laser beam. His face becomes crazy and ugly. He discards all pretense of civility and stoicism, revealing how arrogant and entitled he really is, and how little he actually thinks of the commoners, as well as everyone he thinks beneath him. This makes him far more dangerous than he normally is.
  • Skyward Scream: When he realizes that Xiang Ye has permanently disabled him and even Andre can do nothing about it.
  • The Slow Walk: Attempts to do this right before getting nuked.
  • Smug Super: He's very powerful, and enjoys flaunting it.
  • The Stoic: Seldom shows emotion.
  • Summon Magic: He summons a fire imp to mitigate the damage from Xiang Ye's missile.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Is good looking, much to Xiang Ye's jealousy.
  • This Cannot Be!: After his plans crumble and his body starts declining, Rennes still can't accept that he lost to Xiang Ye, foolishly declining his offer of survival.
  • Too Dumb to Live: To win the final round of the tournament, all Rennes had to do was disarm Xiang Ye of his staff. Instead, he kept spamming elemental attacks. Then he stupidly took the bait when Xiang Ye taunted him. The latter gleefully exploits Rennes as a guinea pig for his freshly crafted nuclear missile. When Rennes finally goes for the staff, he leaves himself wide open for a counter-attack that takes off all the limbs on the right side of his body above the waist, and even if he did succeed there it's too late because of the radiation he absorbed.
  • Too Powerful to Live: The fate of his mother's side of the family, the Barol tribe due to their Superpowerful Genetics.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Rennes's costliest mistake was when he grossly underestimated Xiang Ye's abilities. He loses, in spite of having an overwhelming advantage over Xiang Ye, and although he survives, he now has to live with his crippling injuries for the rest of his life.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Believe it or not. Rennes isn't anywhere near as smart as he thinks he is. Xiang Ye has been exploiting his murderous, self-righteous rage to find the flaws in his Humongous Mecha and Iron Man suit prototypes from the start of the match. Once Rennes starts whipping out the supreme magic, Xiang Ye thinks he's got enough data and blasts Rennes with a laser cannon. Then he continues to trick Rennes into dropping his guard, blasting him with a nuclear missile and hacking his arm. Finally, Rennes begins to succumb to the radiation.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After his body begins to decay, Rennes writhes in despair, cursing Xiang Ye.
  • Who Needs Their Whole Body?: Says this after he loses his right arm. Things go downhill from here for him.
  • Winged Humanoid: Yes, he has a six-winged dragon form, with the wings barely shielding him from Xiang Ye's low-yield nuke, but only enough to spare his life in the short-term. The damage is still severe and permanently scarring.
  • Wound That Will Not Heal: Though Andre was able to save his life and stop the radiation poisoning by using "The Stone of Development", Rennes is still going to wear the price of his arrogance for the rest of his life: blindness, the loss of his Magic Eye, loss of his right arm and various other "imperfections."
  • Wrong Assumption: He presumes Xiang Ye is going to attack him with fire when he sees the stones holding him in place get hot, so puts up a barrier that nulls all elemental magic attacks. Said heat was caused by a laser beam, which not only passes through his barrier like it wasn't even there, it burns the left side of his face.
  • You're Nothing Without Your Phlebotinum: He tells Xiang Ye he is nothing without the Pale-Moon Stone. Martin disagrees.

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     The Tols Siblings 

As a whole:

The three sons of the Regent, Tols Angus.
  • 0% Approval Rating: Nobody really respects the brothers, except for some military personnel, and that is only because they are the sons of Tols Angus. Even their father deems them worthless.
    Angus: "If I catch you playing around like this again, I will end you. NOW LEAVE!"
    Buri:"Un-Understood."
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: They are the sons of the Regent and believe they are superior to everyone else. They indulge in bullying anyone who is not royalty and become enraged when a plebeian tries to resist them.
    • They hike the prices of the alloy stones, reasoning the citizens should support them anyways.
  • Asshole Victim: Buri loses his right hand to Yi Bei, Bushi nearly dies at the hands of Xiang Ye while Buno sustains grievous injuries against Eli.
  • Bishōnen Line: Inverted. The more power they pump into their "dragon" forms, the uglier, and more inhuman-looking, they get.
  • The Bully: They are stereotypical highschool bullies in a fantastic setting. They even bully Rennes, their uncle, once he has become powerless.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: They brag and boast of their villainy, but if they get called out on it, they attempt to carry out bloody vengeance.
    • They brag about knocking Xiang Ye, Isabella, Modo, and three others from the Forging Class down a cliff to be Left for Dead.
  • Entitled Bastard: They arrogantly believe everyone around them should do as they ask because of their statuses, despite how they treat others. In the desert crossing portion of the tournament, Xiang Ye used his forging to create air-conditioned trucks for his friends to cross in relative comfort. When the Tols siblings see this, they demand that they stop and escort them as well. Naturally, Xiang Ye tells them to take a hike before leaving them in the dust.
  • Evil Is Petty: They try to trap Xiang Ye and his friends in a glacier, seriously endangering their lives just because Xiang Ye refused to give them a lift across the desert.
  • Evil Redhead: Red hair, and even more despicable than their father, who is a genocidal warlord.
  • Family Theme Naming: Tols Buri, Bushi, Buno.
  • Hate Sink: They are so detestable, Tols Angus, a genocidal warlord, and their own father, has to resort to credible death-threats to keep them in line. Everybody else would throw a party if said threats were carried out. They are Hate Sinks that the other Hate Sinks cannot stand.
  • Ignored Epiphany: The brief moments (of fainting after being defeated) they had to confront their delusions of superiority were quickly forgotten and opted for Revenge.
  • In the Blood: All male members of the Royal Family can transform into humanoid dragons, if they have dragon blood infused in them.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: The brothers used to fear Rennes for his superior power. After Rennes is crippled by Xiang Ye, the brothers sadistically thrash him in public, jeering at Rennes for his disgraceful state. Xiang Ye has to personally save Rennes from them.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: They knock Xiang Ye, Isabella, Modo, and three others from the Forging Class down the Moon Mountain while no one is observingnote .
  • Miles Gloriosus: They prance around, boasting of being the best fighters, ever. In reality, they can't win a fair fight, ever, and flee like craven cowards the moment they face a genuine threat.
  • Moral Myopia: They have no qualms oppressing people, but if the intended victim retaliates, they become offended.
  • One-Winged Angel: Being male human royals, they have access to a dragon froms that boosts their powers.
    • Almost literally with Buno, whose dragon form actually has wing and one of them is badly damaged by Eli.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Red eyes, and dangerous because there's no villainy they won't stoop to, the moment they can get away with it.
  • Smug Snake: They love to preen around as if they're the best at everything, and respond with lethal violence when proven wrong.
    • They only pretend respect people who can legally punish them. Yalu lampshades that Bushi does not respect him as his teacher.
  • Sore Loser: They love to start fights and antagonize people, but the moment they find themselves on the losing end, they go into an Unstoppable Rage. If they find themselves unable to lash out, they will happily "vent" their hatred on whomever they can, through sadistic violence.
  • Stupid Evil: Unlike their father, who is pragmatic in his villainy, and doesn't antagonize people who could be useful to him, they go around kicking puppies every chance they get, not caring a whit about consequences because they think they're untouchable.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: They rely on brute force, or craven treachery, to overpower their opponents. Should this fail, they crumple like wet napkins.
  • Who's Laughing Now?: A cowardly example. They hate Rennes for lording over them because of his superior talent. After Xiang Ye cripples Rennes, the brothers publicly mock him and thrash him. Even Xiang Ye, who hates Rennes, is disgusted with the spectacle.

Tols Buri:

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Those pathetic citizens are supposed to be supporting us anyways!
Click here to see his dragon form 
The first born son of the Regent and a student of the swordsmanship class. He is the de facto leader of the siblings.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Xiang Ye.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Combined with Wrecked Weapon. In chapter 104 Isabella defeats him by cutting off his sword hand, along with slicing his sword in half, and gouging his mid-section. Thanks to having dragon blood, Buri regains his hand, although there is a scar.
  • Blood from the Mouth: In his tournament fight with Isabella, the weight of the blows he's receiving not only has him stuck completely on the defensive, but he has to use so much Boundary Force to keep his sword from breaking that the backlash is causing him to spit out blood.
  • Body Horror: His dragon form is ugly, but the tentacles on his arm connects to his sword covering it in flesh and has large red eye on the rain guard.
  • Broken Pedestal: Played with. He made unwelcome advances towards Yi Bei, who returned the favor by nearly killing him in the tournament. Afterwards, he wants revenge on her.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Aside from his brothers, almost everybody hates him.
  • High-Pressure Blood: Gouged at the mid-section and arm sliced off, he sprays a pool of blood that he winds up lying in, before he's carried off on a stretcher.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: His "brilliant strategy" during the first half of the tournament is provoking the S-rank guardian entities in the fields the classes must pass through, and then running away so that said entities attack everyone else, aside from his siblings.
  • Like Father, Like Son: He idolizes his Evil Chancellor father, and wants to follow in the latter's footsteps.
  • Loophole Abuse: The guy doesn't just fight dirty, he outright cheats. The first instance is being officially designated to be Isabella's sparring partner, as she was being tested for entry into the swordsman class. Rather than admit she's qualified to pass, he uses "boundary force" to try and kill her with a Sword Beam. When called out on it, he weakly tried to claim it was "self-defense."
  • Oh, Crap!: When he sees Xiang Ye alive and well, entering a tournament against his brother, Bushi.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: He acts as if he's completely untouchable because his father's the Regent.
  • Shameful Strip: What he tries on Isabella when he gets the go-ahead to test her as her practical exam. In retaliation, she nearly destroys his sword, at which point he attacks her with a Sword Beam, trying to kill her, in clear violation of the sparring rules.
  • Skipping School: Deconstructed. He confronts Xiang Ye, Ashtone Martin, Isabella, and Eli at the city gate, as they're bringing in alloy crystals from their recently captured mine, not only threatening them with royal sanction, but bragging about skipping class and "looking for a bit of entertainment." When Sophisas shows up, bringing Dorona in tow, she pulls him aside, berates him for skipping class, and smacks him around.
  • We Can Rule Together: In the prelude to the first half of the tournament, he offers Isabella to join them as "insisting on hanging out with trash will just bring her down." He doesn't realize that Isabella has several major reasons to never want his company. 1.) He's the son of the war-criminal who slaughtered her followers at a truce signing ceremony. 2.) He's an Entitled Bastard with no respect for anyone. 3.) He's antagonizing her husband at every opportunity.

Tols Bushi:

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Why don't we raise the prices some more!
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The third born son of the Regent and a student of the Refinery class. He provides mobility and versatility to the siblings.
  • Break the Haughty: And how. Mightily overconfident going into a one on one tournament fight with Xiang Ye due to knocking Xiang Ye off a glacier, into rubble and nearly killing him, he grows increasingly flustered and angry that Xiang Ye managed to see through his weaknesses, and prepared counters for each and every thing he could bring to bear. By the end, he gets cooked alive and learns how it feels to have to be carried out on a stretcher.
  • The Brute: In battle, he has no technique, finesse, or strategy. He relies solely on being able to overpower his opponent with pure force. Anyone who actually uses his brain can easily anticipate how he's going to react to any situation, and prepare for it.
  • Cast from Hit Points: The Dragon Crystal Slime Yalu gives him drains his blood in exchange for power.
  • Curb-Stomp Cushion: The tournament fight against Xiang Ye was not completely one sided. He manages to briefly grab Xiang Ye by the throat, and destroy a couple of vulcan mini-guns, but the rest of the fight was clearly in Xiang Ye's favor, leaving Bushi a total wreck, that would have died without rescue, while Xiang Ye walked away, almost entirely unscathed.
  • Deadly Upgrade: Though he's too stupid to realize it. Using the Dark Slime, aka, the Dark Dragon Crystal Slime that Teacher Yalu gave him in a fight might boost his combat abilities significantly, but it's a vicious, gluttonous beast that would have eaten him alive in return had not Xiang Ye burned it off by trapping him in a giant microwave/toaster oven.
  • Hypocrite: He calls out Xiang Ye for saving Rennes when the latter tried to kill him in the past. Considering Bushi's antics during the tournament, its a stupid argument.
  • Immune to Bullets: He covers his dragon skin with the Crystal Dragon Slime and No Sells Xiang Ye's bullets.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Tried to kill Xiang Ye by burying him alive beneath an avalanche. Xiang Ye survives and later roasts Bushi, nearly killing him.
  • Logical Weakness: His slimes are vulnerable to heat.
  • Personality Powers: He uses slime summoning magic, and he's a particularly slimy individual.
  • Sadist: Tells Buri to torment the crippled Rennes slowly instead of killing him immediately. Later, he is about to amputate Rennes's other hand when Xiang Ye intervenes.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: Goes into a tournament against Xiang Ye thinking himself already the victor.
  • Swiss-Army Superpower: His ability to summon and manipulate hardened slime is useful in a wide array of applications. The only true limit is his imagination, which is rather lacking.
  • This Cannot Be!: He couldn't bring himself to believe "useless lumber" couldn't be shattered by sheer brute force as he's trapped in a giant microwave, getting cooked alive.
  • Uncertain Doom: Although he was rescued by the Principal, his prognosis is not good. The chances of his death from shock, if not extreme damage to his internal organs, is still quite high. It is revealed that he recovered well.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He brings a great deal of firepower to the table, but his brute-force approach means he doesn't use it wisely or effectively.
  • Villains Want Mercy: When his Crystal Dragon Slime turns on him, he begins screaming for rescue; he doesn't even have the strength to finish "I surr.." before collapsing.

Tols Buno:

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Click here to see his dragon form 
The second born son of the Regent and a student of the CQC class. He is the muscle of the siblings.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: He is a student in the CQC class.
  • Barrier Warrior: One of his abilities as a CQC student is generating forcefields.
  • The Big Guy: Tallest and physically strongest of the Tols siblings.
  • Blood Knight: He lives for beating people down, and loves it when they struggle.
  • Dark Is Evil: His boundary force aura is dark-purple, and he's an evil, entitled sot who sees all commoners as "scum" and presumes his eventual victory, simply because he's born to royalty.
  • Dumb Muscle: Strong, and not very bright. He just goes along with whatever his two "smarter" brothers say without question.
  • Evil Virtues: Diligence. Unlike his two brothers, he does take his classwork seriously, making him even stronger, physically, than Eli, even without using his dragon form. Still, although Yaso admits he's physically stronger than Eli, he thinks Eli's the better fighter, in terms of skill, talent, and moral character.
  • Flight: In dragon form, he can fly, unlike his two brothers whose dragon form makes them look like ugly, giant, two-legged lizards. Though he's no less hideous.
  • Logical Weakness: His shields can only face one way at a time, if attacked from the side with a fast enough projectile... By chapter 123, he has found a way to correct this weakness and can generate dome-shaped barriers to protect himself.
  • Revenge Myopia: Which he gets called out on by Sophisas and the entire audience at the tournament in chapter 104. Tols Buri repeatedly tries to straight-up murder Isabella in the tournament arena, but when she defeats him, honestly, with strength and skill, Tols Buno jumps up and tries to pummel her as she's on her way out, in full view of everyone, and has to be physically restrained by Tols Penny.
  • Sadist: He lives for causing pain to others. Chapter 110 ends with Al Modo pummeled to the ground, alive only because Vasily Andre stopped the match, to acknowledge Modo's surrender.
  • Saying Too Much: He all but admits to Rennes that he and the other two Tols siblings set the forest fire in the last field by saying "we just took a shortcut" when Rennes says "so you were the trash that was taking the lead."

     Tols Penny 
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I don't understand...
The "Royal Daughter" of Tols Angus. He sends her to spy on Xiang Ye.
  • Ambiguously Human: She can harness the boundary force of a beast and manifest claws. Given the Principal's explanation of the natures of boundary force, it is possible she is a human who developed like a beast or she is of beast blood.
  • Ambiguously Related: She is supposed to be Angus's daughter. However, according to Sophisas, she is just an assassin for hire.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her midriff is the only part of her body she does not cover.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Repeatedly demands Isabella stop holding back and reveal her true strength. Isabella complies, and she quickly regrets it.
  • Blackmail: She holds Xiang Ye at sword point and demands his cooperation to kill the Regent. If Xiang Ye and Isabella don't cooperate, she will expose Isabella's identity as the Demon Queen to the Regent, and war will erupt.
  • Blade Spam: She uses her Royal Rapier to spam quick consecutive hits.
  • Blood Upgrade: A near-miss from Isabella in the tournament scratches her cheek. The moment she tastes her own blood, she goes full-tilt Combat Sado Masochist.
  • Combat Pragmatist: She does not fool around in a fight. She wins her tournament match against Tia Nuo, by nearly strangling him to death, using her whip, and a bit of magic, to hang him by a noose.
  • Combat Sado Masochist: If she meets an opponent who can actually manage to harm her, she snaps and goes completely Ax-Crazy, for the pleasure of both delivering and receiving pain.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: Implied. The Regent addresses her as his daughter and has her carry out assassinations on his behalf.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: There is no way her childhood was healthy, normal, or sane. Her response to feeling the pain of a tiny cut on her cheek is to say "Fa...Fa... Father, please let me have some FUN! HAHAHAHAHAHA!"
  • Daughter of a Whore: Chapter 104 reveals she's the daughter of a slave. This explains the Tols siblings' elitist disgust.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: She works for Tols Angus so that she can get close to him and kill him at the opportune moment. She plans to use Xiang Ye and Isabella for that purpose.
  • Expy: Short, pink hair, whip that transforms into a sword? Ivy, from Soul Calibur! How have you been?
    • To make the significance even more striking, chapter 130 shows that she's also a Combat Sado Masochist with "daddy issues."
    • Coincidentally, Ivy's name is Isabella.
  • Flash Step: When Xiang Ye confronts her at the ruins, she quickly gets behind him to impede his movement.
  • High-Heel–Face Turn: Foregone Conclusion. She's one of the people in Xiang Ye's party as part of the In Medias Res.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: The Principal wipes her memories of Isabella's demon form.
  • The Mole: She is placed in the archery class in chapter 49, by Tols Angus, to spy on Xiang Ye to try and determine his motives.
  • Multi-Melee Master: She has shown extreme proficiency with a whip, a rapier, and her bare hands.
  • No Name Given: Until chapter 104.
  • Professional Killer: She's clearly an assassin as she's introduced delivering severed heads to Tols Angus, at his behest.
  • The Quiet One: Doesn't say much, when she speaks at all.
  • Royal Rapier: When her whip proves insufficient, she can magically morph it into a rapier, and she is of royal blood, as the Regent's daughter.
  • Schizo Tech: She gets what appears to be a Polaroid picture of Xiang Ye from Tols Angus, so she can identify her target. How Tols Angus pulled that off is yet to be revealed.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Combined with Sensing You Are Outmatched. In Chapter 132, she realizes she's no match against a partially awakened Isabella and tries to run. She doesn't get anywhere.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: She is aware of Yi Bei's true identity as the Demon Queen Isabella, much to Xiang Ye' shock. She uses that as a bargaining chip to blackmail Xiang Ye and she plans to use Isabella as a weapon against the Regent.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Among Tols Angus's progeny and active agents, she's the first, and currently only, female open combatant.
  • Spirited Competitor: What Zhou Lun Tana thinks of her. When asked why she's in the archery class, despite not using a bow and arrow, Tana states "she was inserted purely for the chance to compete," and says so with genuine awe and admiration.
  • The Spook: Technically debuting in chapter 1, nothing about her was revealed for 100+ chapters.
  • The Stoic: Seldom shows emotion.
  • Too Many Belts: She doesn't just have a belt on her waist, she also has at least three belts on her thighs.
  • The Unfavorite: At least among the Tols Family. The Tols Sibling's reaction upon seeing her cross the finish line? "What is THAT doing here?" Her reaction indicates this isn't an unusual occurrence, and she's at least as disgusted at having to share the same breathing space as them.
  • Whip It Good: Fights with a whip, and is expert in using it.

     Zhou Lun Tana 
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The lead student of the archery class.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: She turns down Rennes's offer to surrender by saying "do your worst." He does.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: What she thinks when Xiang Ye stops her from interfering in the fight between Eli and a massive rock golem. She thinks he's a complete idiot, but admits that he's right to advise her to save her strength for the remaining two rounds, desert and tundra.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Wears an eye-patch, fires powerful magic arrows.
  • Gotta Have It, Gonna Steal It: To Eli's rightly earned token at the end of the forest round. Although Tols Penny snags it with a whip, right as Eli was reaching for it, she steps forward and has all her fellow archers threaten Xiang Ye's class with magic arrows so she can keep it.
  • Honor Before Reason: Despite being clearly outmatched, she pointedly refuses to surrender in chapter 107. It almost gets her killed.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Steals Eli's token at the forest portal, nearly starting a lethal fight with Xiang Ye, until Eli decides to let them go, taunting "get tokens with your own strength." In the desert field, her entire troop is brutalized by giant centipedes, with only Tols Penny coming out unscathed. While Xiang Ye, elsewhere, rides in the back of a transport truck, in total comfort.
  • Mage Marksman: Fires arrows of "Boundary force."
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Deconstructed. The word "surrender" isn't in her vocabulary. This comes back to bite her in chapter 107.
  • Rain of Arrows: She uses her Arrow Rain to break Rennes' magic barrier. It still does not hurt him though.
  • Reality Ensues: Being struck by lightning will, far more often than not, leave you burned and bloody.
  • Social Darwinism: Firmly believes people should "get things with their own strength." This turns around to bite her.

     Giro Abilly and Giro Emery 

Tropes shared by the duo:

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We must thank Xiang Ye
The pastoral class representatives during the Tournament Arc. They work as healers at the hospital.
  • Brother–Sister Team: They are siblings who work together through the cross country segment of the tournament and constantly address each other as "brother" and "sister".
  • Curbstomp Battle: On the wrong end in the second half of the tournament.
  • The Dividual: They travel together as a matched set.
  • Healing Hands: They have healing magic among their list of spells, and is the reason Xiang Ye hires them to come with his team.
  • Punchclock Hero: They sided with Xiang Ye because he paid them, but they're still good and noble individuals.
  • Twin Banter: They display a very congratulatory attitude towards each other.

Giro Abilly:

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Giro Emery:

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  • Charm Person: She uses magical pheromones to manipulate her match with Eli.
  • Crush Blush: She blushes when Modo lampshades her way of nursing Eli.
  • Florence Nightingale Effect: Averted. Eli finds Emery's overnursing annoying.
  • Force Feeding: She comically force feeds Eli as she tries to downplay her overbearing behavior towards him.
  • I Love You Because I Can't Control You: Though she doesn't say it aloud, Emery admires Eli for overcoming her Charm Person powers. She is later seen caring for Eli, in the hospital, in an overbearing fashion.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: She puts Eli's hands very, very close to her chest (albeit while she's fully dressed) as she's healing his arms, and doesn't understand why this makes most of the male students in line of sight perv-out.
  • Love at First Punch: Seems to have developed a crush on Eli after he punched her.
  • Master of Illusion: She uses Illusion Magic to prevent enemies from hitting her.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: In the second half of the tournament, she uses sex-appeal to totally fluster Eli, trying to get him to lower his guard. It's so risque, Sophisas has to cover the king's eyes.
  • This Cannot Be!: She says this twice in her fight against Eli. First, when he overcomes her illusion magic. Second, when he shrugs off her sex-appeal attempts.

     Tia Nuo 
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The lead student of the Druid class.

Royal Academy Faculty

     Principal Vasily Andre 
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This battle was just so exciting!
The principal/headmaster of the Royal Academy.
  • The Archmage: He is capable of mind reading, teleporting himself and others with ease, stopping brutal attacks without any effort, keep track of all life forces in his domain, which is the whole city, and he hasn't even had to cut loose yet.
  • Artificial Human: He was among the first humans created from the life stone by the God King. Andre used to work for the God Tribe, gathering people as sacrifices to create more life stones.
  • Berserk Button: Do not casually talk about creating life, as Xiang Ye discovered the hard way.
  • Blessed with Suck: Plenty of people are jealous of his ability to read minds, but since he can't control it, and people view him with suspicion, he finds it annoying, on a good day. He's wildly amused when Xiang Ye shares this sentiment.
  • Equivalent Exchange: It seems that that using the "Stone of Development" takes a toll on his vitality. After resuscitating Rennes, his left hand withers.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Played with. He tends to have his eyes shut when he's simply goofing around, or present but uninterested in what's going on, though he's still paying attention to his surroundings. When his eyes are open, it's an indication that he is very strongly interested in what's happening, and bears extra caution when interacting with him.
  • Flashback: Shows some of his memories to Xiang Ye, explaining him the origins of the life stone.
  • A God I Am Not: Invoked. He tells Rennes that he cannot fully heal him because he cannot control everything.
  • Horrifying the Horror: Even the Demon Pillars fear this guy, calling him a monster.
  • I Need You Stronger: To Isabella. He wants her to be even stronger than she was before her Depower. The why is still up in the air.
  • Killer Game Master: Played with. He designed the tournament to be extremely dangerous, with a very high chance of death from the slightest mistake, yet he's watching from the shadows, looking to rescue them in secret. Fits nicely with Royal Academy's The Spartan Way training.
  • Life Energy:
    • The reason why he is near immortal and extremely powerful is because in the past, he was infused with four high level life stones by the God King.
    • He uses a life stone to resuscitate the dying Rennes, but cannot fully restore his damaged body.
  • Master of Illusion: He can create very ellaborate illusions that can even include fragments of his memory.
  • A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read: Gives away the fact that he can read minds by objecting to Yalu's pondered insult.
    Yalu (thought bubble): This Old Oaf only shows up whenever convenient for him!
    Vasily: Do I look old to you?
  • Mind over Matter: In addition to being a space-master, he can move objects around by will alone.
  • Move Along, Nothing to See Here: He covers up Isabella's power Power Incontinence during the tournament by obstructing vision and declaring a tie due to "breach of regulations".
  • Mr. Exposition: Reveals a great deal about the God Tribe and the history of the Hullo plains to Xiang Ye.
  • Mundane Utility: He near-constantly uses his boundary force for mundane tasks, like brewing coffee.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: Justified. As a result of the indemnity waiver the students signed at the start of the tournament, he can sense when any of them is in mortal peril, so he can intervene. Which is highlighted in chapter 110, as he teleports into the arena to stop Tols Buno from straight-up murdering Al Modo.
  • Mysterious Backer: Is protecting and supporting Isabella and Xiang Ye, but has yet to reveal his reasons.
  • Mysterious Past: He used to be a slave to the God Tribe, which used to exist thousands of years ago.
  • Necessary Drawback: While he can use Time Magic, he can only heal people within the intervention period. It won't affect people who are severely injured and who have crossed the intervention period.
  • The Needs of the Many: Combined with Cold Equation. His role in the human tribe is to remind the Royal Family that they need to offer sacrifices to the God Tribe.
  • Older Than They Look: He looks like he might be in his late 30's. He's rumored to be over 200, but it is likely that he is over a thousand years old.
  • One Degree of Separation: He was friends with Isabella's father. How that came to be is anyone's guess.
  • Power Incontinence: In chapter 108, he reveals that his mind-reading is entirely automatic, so when he hears people thinking about him, he responds to them as if they're talking about him.
  • Prime Directive: Protests teachers fighting each other when Martin threatens Yalu with retaliatory force, but yet ignores Dorona and Aisi fighting each other all the time.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He was originally rumored to be around 200 years old. Turns out he is so old that he was alive when the God Tribe roamed this world, and when the Human Tribe was still in its primitive stage.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper:
    • He knows Isabella is the Demon Queen and only reveals he knows about this secret at his own pleasure, but is keeping quiet about it for his own benefit.
    • Similarly, he knows Xiang Ye is an otherworlder before discussing the matter with the person and knows this revelation to others wouldn't be a wise action.
  • Shipper on Deck: Banner waving fan of Xiang Ye+Isabella.
  • Space Master: Can create and exploit portals wherever and whenever he wants.
  • Squishy Wizard: Despite his power, Andre doesn't excel in physical combat. He once had a friendly spar with Mike Yaso where the latter knocked him unconscious for three days and broke one of his bones.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Xiang Ye believes that Andre can easily eliminate the entire Demon Tribe if he wanted to. Andre tells him not to think too much about it.
  • Time Master: He can use time magic, among his numerous abilities. Though this does have strict limits.
    • He can create the impression of Time Stands Still by pulling a few people into a separate timeline.
  • Tough Love: Which he lampshades starting in chapter 148. He convinces Aisi that Rennes must be made to suffer the consequences of his actions, or he will never learn what he did wrong, and stepping in to coddle him will do far more harm than good. This culminates in Andre and Aisi writing off Rennes in chapter 153, leaving him to his own devices, blind, crippled, and facing all other sorts of "implications."
    "I hope you have learned a very valuable lesson. I can not do everything. There will be implications, and you will have to deal with them on your own from now on."
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Deems his near-immortality to be a curse.
  • A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: He appears to be a friendly man when his eyes are closed and he is relaxing. He is a dangerous man capable of incredible levels of magic. Xiang Ye notices this immediately the moment they met.
  • World's Strongest Man: Isabella calls him the most powerful member of the Human tribe. Demons respect only the strong and consider humans inferior in terms of Boundary Force. Andre's power is enough to make the former Demon Queen's Boundary Force look puny in comparison.

     Swordsmanship Teacher Dorona 
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Isn't this a bit excessive, Aisi?!
The teacher of the swordsmanship class. She looks after Isabella, who respects her as her teacher.
  • A-Cup Angst: Seeing Isabella's generous bust makes her self-conscious, so she stares at Aisi's smaller chest to make herself feel better. Aisi doesn't like it.
  • Baby Talk: Her speech becomes baby-like while hugging Sophisas.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her normal outfit shows her belly.
  • Boyish Short Hair: She's a sword-fighting instructor, a traditionally male job, and she wears her hair short.
  • Combat Stilettos: Downplayed, but present. Her shoes do have high-heels.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Stranger is in the stands? Come at him with a sword!
  • Fangirl: Simply mentioning Sophisas makes hearts show up in her eyes and makes her go ga-ga.
  • Master Swordsman: She mentions studying Mochia's techniques. She teaches the Swordsmanship class, considered to be among the strongest and on par with Aisi's magic class.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: Even Isabella doesn't know that Dorona is keeping secret her brief Power Incontinence while she was trying to unlock her Boundary Force.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: To Aisi. The two bicker about almost everything, and it doesn't take much to break out in full violence.
  • So Proud of You: The one and only thing she can agree on with Aisi is that Isabella taking both the swordsman and mage classes together is a fine example of martial potential.
  • The Spartan Way: Her training regimen is insane. First, just to even qualify for class, you have to spar, just shy of a duel, with someone who is already a student, with actual swords, not training equipment. Then defend against actual threats, like arrows, without magical assistance, or the arrows being blunted in any way. There's also no sign of magical healing in attendance.
  • Stern Teacher: Skipping her classes, unexcused, will get you smacked around, just ask Tols Buri.
  • Sword Plant: She plants her sword in the concrete training ground to look imposing while demanding a show of strength from Xiang Ye and Isabella's entrace exam.

     Magic Teacher Wadley Aisi 
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Stop hogging the practice yard! You and your sword students!
The teacher of the magic class. She measures the magic potential of new students at the Academy. She was a student of Vasily Andre.
  • A-Cup Angst: Invoked. She becomes self-conscious about her bust when Dorona compares her to Isabella.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Gives one to a crippled Rennes when he is still raving about fighting Xiang Ye.
  • At Least I Admit It: She admits that she's been a jerk and needlessly antagonistic to Xiang Ye when he arrived in school, and that she made mistakes raising Rennes, then goes on to thank him for rescuing her adopted son, before grilling him about the figurines he made of her and Dorona.
  • Brutal Honesty: She allowed Xiang to be tested with her magic ball, just to show him how unsuited for magic he is.
  • Crush Blush: She blushes whenever she engages Ashtone Martin, no matter how small the interaction.
  • Cute Witch: She definitely looks the part.
  • Doesn't Know Their Own Child: Rennes continuously shocks and surprises her in the second half of the tournament, especially the death-match against Xiang Ye. She acts as if she really doesn't comprehend his true ability, intent, or personality, even though she supposedly raised him.
  • Double Standard: Aisi did not object to Rennes's request for a death match with Xiang Ye in the final tournament round. She did absolutely nothing to stop Rennes when the latter went all out in an attempt to murder Xiang Ye, just so he could have his way with Xiang Ye's wife, who also happens to be her student. But she decides to intervene the moment Xiang Ye has Rennes at his mercy. Andre stops her from doing so.
  • Everybody Has Standards: Even she thinks Rennes went too far in chapter 107, and openly lectured him, which is the most she can reasonably do. He was unmoved.
  • Expy: Of Fortuneteller Baba, as revealed by the author.
  • Fantastic Racism: Downplayed, but she looks down on people who can't use Boundary Force a.k.a. Useless Lumber. She is unnecessarily mean to Xiang Ye and continues to disparage him when the latter displays spectacular results. Rennes also has the same mindset.
  • Friendly Rivalry: With Dorona. They are usually seen arguing whether magic or swordmanship is better, try to get Isabella to represent their class, and Aisi even orders Xiang Ye to make Dorona's doll look uglier so her's will sell more. However they are usually always seen hanging out together.
  • Jerkass: To the annoyance of everyone, on either side of the fourth wall, when Yi Bei brings Xiang Ye across the finish line, rather than show concern for Yi Bei's well being, she spouts "it was fine if you cross the finish line by yourself, but why did you shoulder that useless lumber?" Said "useless lumber" being Xiang Ye, who is not only Yi Bei's husband, but also risked his life to save her, at least twice.
  • Jerkass Realization: Combined with Right for the Wrong Reasons. In chapter 118, she openly admits that it was wrong of her to treat Xiang Ye as "useless lumber" when he starts whipping out spells at a level of power and proficiency that rivals Rennes, The Ace of her class.
  • Magic Staff: She sometimes uses a magic staff to cast her spells; it also does doubles duty as a Flying Broomstick.
  • Parental Substitute: With mixed success. She acts as a substitute mother and mentor to Rennes and constantly throws praise at him, but is unaware of his character flaws. She botched her Because You Were Nice to Me moment by only acknowledging his strength and eventually ends up instilling her Fantastic Racism on him.
  • Pervert Revenge Mode: Averted. She is initially angry at Xiang Ye for crafting and selling swimsuit figures of her and Dorona. She forgives him on the condition that Xiang Ye makes Dorona's figures ugly.
  • Playing with Fire: Her magic is primarily based around fireballs.
  • Power Floats: Usually seen moving around by sitting on a large floating orb.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: To Dorona. The two fight over just about everything, and it's very easy to bring them to violence.
  • So Proud of You: If there's anything she can agree on with Dorona is that Isabella choosing to become the first Magic Knight, ever, has been a good idea, just going from her showing in the Tournament Arc.
  • Technicolor Fire: Lime green flames.
  • Vague Age: She looked exactly the same when Rennes was a pre-teen child.
  • You're Insane!: She says this to Rennes after he regains consciousness and viciously tries to continue his match with Xiang Ye, long after it has ended.

     CQC Teacher Mike Yaso 
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The teacher of the close quarters combat class. He puts his students through harsh training and instructs them in self-improvement. He has a friendly rivalry with Vasily Andre.
  • Awesomeness Is a Force: He can project a powerful fear aura capable of filling an entire stadium.
  • Badass Beard: Rich, full beard. Certified badass.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Like his students, he fights with bare hands.
  • Facial Markings: He has triangular markings under his eyes. Their purpose is not clear.
  • Foregone Conclusion: When the fight between Eli and Buno is nearing its climax, Yaso leaves the arena. When asked why he's leaving while the fight was still going on, he responds he already knows Eli's going to win since he saw what technique Eli was about to unleash.
  • Improvised Training: He has his students perform any needed physical task, such as carrying heavy objects, under the guise of training.
  • In a Single Bound: He jumps high up right before launching his attack on the old arena.
  • Megaton Punch: Literally. One punch was able to demolish an entire arena that can hold hundreds of spectators.
  • Noodle Incident: During a "friendly spar" between himself and Andre, he once had the latter out cold for three solid days.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Half the height of even his shortest student, can kick any of their asses.
  • Sergeant Rock: He's entirely dedicated to putting his CQC students through ardent physical training.
  • Skunk Stripe: His hair has noticeable white highlights.
  • So Proud of You: He's so impressed with Eli when the latter uses an attack with so much boundary force that Rennes takes notice, that he states Eli could one day over-come him, by far. That's saying something.
  • Supernatural Martial Arts: He can boost his attacks with Qi techniques.

     Forgery Teacher Ashtone Martin 
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Let me show you how the humans forge!
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Ashtone before building the city walls.
The teacher of the Forgery/Craftmanshipnote class. A human student of the Dwarf Tribe, he and the dwarves developed the drawing-based forging method in use in the human Kingdom and used it to create the Ayers wall that surrounds the capital.
  • The Ace: Besides outright inventing modern Forgery, he is a very skilled forger capable of using King's forging.
  • Arm Cannon: He quickly wips out an arm cannon to repel an attacking demon.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: As revealed in chapter 34, he invented the Forging class, all by himself, by working with the Dwarf miners, and watching them work, he diligently labored to adapt their use of "Gold Alloy Crystal" into its current form, safe for human use.
  • Badass Pacifist: He's a firm believer in the Regan Era doctrine "peace through strength," which he learned from the Dwarf tribe. Xiang Ye, coming from modern Earth, understands and agrees with the sentiment.
  • Bald of Awesome: Aside from his mustache, not a hair on his head, and even though forging is his specialty, he can kick ass if need be, even wiping out an army of giant centipede all by himself.
  • Blood Brothers: He considers the Dwarves to be his brothers.
  • Cast from Hit Points: Using his unique Pale-Moon Stone eats up his consciousness in exchange for not needing materials and "infinite" ability to use his pen.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: His silhouette appears in chapter 15 among that of other teachers and the principal, but his design is the only one that is finalized and coincides with his appearance when introduced.
  • Expy: The author revealed his design is partly a reference to General Hu, a character in the 1985 Hongkongese film The Ten Brothers, as played by actor Tsui Kam Kong.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Formerly gold hair, and willing to literally spend his life for his people.
  • Hero of Another Story: In his younger days, Martin studied forging from the Dwarf tribe. He collaborated with them to develop a safe method for humans to forge. For his achievements, the dwarves presented him with a Pale-Moon Stone as symbol of their friendship. Later, Martin built the walls of defence around the Human capital.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: When he still had hair, it reached the top of his legs.
  • Meaningful Name: He teaches a class based on artistic skill and his name is Ashtone.
  • Not Quite Flight: He can make a rocket platform to keep himself on air.
  • Oblivious to Love: He is completely clueless that Wadley Aisi has romantic feelings for him.
  • Power Incontinence: Discussed. The reason "gold alloy crystal" is reduced to a marble the size of a fingernail and added to a pen is that tapping the crystal's power directly is too much for a human to control, and worse, a larger crystal will actually cause physical harm to the human who uses it.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Gives Xiang Ye a full scholarship after seeing the boy's talent with pen and paper, and appreciates Xiang Ye's "inventions."
    • What's more, upon learning that Xiang Ye blew through his first pen in one night experimenting in making new things, he not only replaces said pen's power source, free of charge, he provides the boy with the Dwarf blueprints that he himself couldn't make heads or tails of. Say hello to One-Man Industrial Revolution.
  • So Proud of You: He never stops singing Xiang Ye's praises, happily proclaiming that Xiang Ye's not only his best student, ever, but will one day, soon, easily surpass him, at his prime. Such praise happens to be well-justified.
  • Tears of Joy: Especially in chapter 95 when Xiang Ye breaks the "curse" of forging class's track record and actually scores a major upset victory over Tols Bushi in the tournament.
    • Happens again when Xiang Ye wins the Kingdom Cup Tournament, marking the first time that a student from the Forging Class became the champion.
  • Ultimate Blacksmith: In his younger days, Martin learnt the unique forging methods if the Dwarves and pioneered a new method which was safe for humans.

     Refinery Teacher Yalu 
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Really, Martin, why did you bring students out here to be dragon chow?
The teacher of the Refinery class. He is also the Refinery practitioner of the Purple Dragon Knights and is in charge of refining alloy stones for use by the forgers.
  • Adam Smith Hates Your Guts: The prices he sets for the crystals sold are wildly exorbitant. The lowest quality costs as much as twenty to thirty years of the average income of a person, per crystal.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Implied. Here's how he retorts to Xiang Ye and Martin accusing him of having some ulterior motive for his exorbitant price hikes.
    "You are just a lowly commoner. Why should I have to listen to what you say?"
  • Driven by Envy: He resents the mage class, since the prevailing public opinion is "the mage class is the superior version of the refining class." As such, he gifts Tols Bushi the "Dark Slime" that he thinks would give him enough of a boost to trump Rennes, the strongest of the mage class, in a straight up fight.
  • Foil: To Ashtone Martin. Both are integral parts of the Kingdom's supply and infrastructure; where Yalu attempts to maximize profits by imposing high prices for refined alloy stones, Martin seeks to ease the burden of the people by minimizing forgery prices. Both are teachers of classes of underappreciated versatility and utility; where Yalu seeks a good tournament performance to give a Take That! to the magic class, Martin seeks to improve his class standing and, initially, did not even fathom the possibility of winning. Both give their students their Cast from Hit Points treasures to their top students; where Yalu gives the parasitic Dragon Crystal Slime to Tols Bushi for fame and puts his hopes on the slime rather than Bushi, Martin gives the Pale-Moon Stone to Xiang Ye so he will be able to survive Rennes and puts his hopes on Xiang Ye and sees the stone as a tool that's powerful in his hands.
  • Leave No Witnesses: When Martin succeeds in clearing the mine of the "Ground Dragon" pests, Yalu brings all of "Purple Dragon Knights" down on him and his students, intent on killing them all, to keep his lies secret.
  • Locked Up and Left Behind: Played for Laughs. After the Alloy Stone Mine affair is over, he is left tied in Xiang Ye's truck.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: He hires Tols Bushi to kill Xiang Ye in the tournament.
  • Metaphorically True: The mine where the "Gold Alloy Crystals" come from are infested with "Ground Dragons," but the giant beetles aren't as big a threat as advertised.
  • Misplaced Retribution: Played with. He blames Xiang Ye for the fact that Regent Angus demanded he lower his refining fees, though the fact that Xiang Ye had a hand in him losing exclusive access to the magic stone mines is a factor.
  • Moral Myopia: In Xiang Ye's fight against Bushi, the former had the latter at his mercy. Yalu has the gall to demand Xiang Ye to release Bushi at once, but Xiang Ye refuses to heed.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Had it not been for his ridiculously exorbitant prices prompting Martin to go to the mine and investigate, personally, the Forging class might have continued to be entirely dependent on Purple Dragon Knights for their sole source of gold alloy crystal stones, and it would have been much, much harder for Xiang Ye to realize modern Earth tech in the Hullo plains.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: His refining class is the only place, aside from the Dwarf tribe, where Martin could get the gold crystal alloy stones refined, and considering Yalu's in league with "Purple Dragon Knights"...
    • Also on the receiving end when Xiang Ye subdues him with his spanking new mecha.
  • Oh, Crap!: When he sees that Xiang Ye's mecha can No-Sell everything he can dish out, and literally swat aside the Purple Dragon Knights he brought with him like ants.
    • And again in the official school tournament when Vasily Andre shows up and asks to have a nice little chat with him.
    • His face is ashen and starts sweating buckets after watching Xiang Ye bring Tols Rennes to his knees.
  • Only in It for the Money: Xiang Ye is able to get him to brush off his grudge by presenting a couple of chests filled with gold coins.
  • Power at a Price: He gives Tols Bushi the parasitic dragon crystal slime that he claims might be able to beat Rennes in a straight up fight in return for promising to kill Xiang Ye.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: He tries to run the moment he realizes he's outclassed, until he sees Isabella's sword at his throat.
  • Smug Snake: Loves to prance around as if he's untouchable and vastly superior to both the protagonist and his allies. His line in chapter 58 as Martin's class is preparing to head to the tournament?
    Yalu:"You had better prepare!"
    Martin:"Prepare?"
    Yalu:"Yes, prepare some caskets!" Psychotic Smirk
  • Straw Hypocrite: "Now you try to kill a teacher?! That's punishable by death!" Says the guy who tried to kill Martin Ashtone, a teacher. Xiang Ye calls him out on it, after using his new mecha to pick him up by the scruff of the neck.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: Near constantly, but especially in his new "dark slime." He thinks that giving Tols Bushi this slime all but guarantees victory in a straight up fight with Rennes. There are countless problems with his mindset. The list below is hardly exhaustive.
    • The Dark Slime's potential in battle is entirely untested. The tournament fight between Xiang Ye and Tols Bushi being its debut.
    • In order to use the Dark Slime, Tols Bushi has to let it feed on his blood, and that's extremely short-sighted, at best. The academy principal, Vasily Andre, calls him out on this one.
    • Tols Bushi isn't that skilled, intelligent, or talented at fighting, and isn't exactly a model student either.
    • Tols Rennes, as royalty, has his own One-Winged Angel form, and Yalu is only comparing Tols Bushi's One-Winged Angel form to Tols Rennes's normal one.
    • Tols Rennes has more options in a fight, and can exploit Tols Bushi's Logical Weakness.
  • This Cannot Be!: When his Dark Slime is defeated with astonishing ease by the forging class, which everyone looks down on.
  • Warding Gestures: Played for Laughs. He makes the mano cornuta gesture with both hands in a shocked response to Xiang Ye's nuke.
  • What Were You Thinking?: Vasily Andre questions Yalu on giving a student, any student, the Dark Dragon Crystal Slime, a literal blood-thirsty beast that will suck them dry. Yalu can only weakly admit his Suicidal Overconfidence in thinking he made it "harmless." Vasily Andre demands Yalu confiscate said slime immediately.

     Pastoral Teacher Yali Fiona 
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The teacher of the "Pastoral" class. She and her students demonstrate disparate abilities like healing, illusion, and attraction magic, and summoning skills. She also works as a magical healer at the hospital.
  • Hospital Hottie: She works as a healer at the hospital and is very attractive. Some of the male characters consider it a treat to be healed by her.
  • Hot Teacher: She is one of the most gorgeous teachers at the academy.
  • Intimate Healing: Treats an unconscious Xiang Ye by embracing him. Modo is jealous of this.
  • Marshmallow Hell: She smothers Xiang Ye's face into her chest, when performing her high level recovery spell.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Xiang Ye created several figurines of her which are the most popular in the market. So he decides to hire her to advertise teacher Hong Lian's products and designs a advertorial poster of her.
  • No Name Given: She appears way back in chapter 57, when she is leading her students to the tournament venue, but her name is finally revealed 96 chapters later.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Sports this hairstyle.
  • Summon Magic: She can perform summoning magic. She demonstrates it when she summons a bird to fly away from Xiang Ye's destroyed helicopter.

     Culinary Teacher Lao Mumu 
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You are an outstanding student
The teacher of the culinary class. He runs a restaurant with his students and supervises food products in the capital at large.
  • Accidental Discovery: Accidentally discovers catnip after retrieving it on an expedition to the mountains.
  • Eyes Always Shut: His eyes are never seen, even in moments of shock or when he is being blown by the wind.
  • Mysterious Past: He recognizes Isabella's demon boundary force as familiar. This is surprising since he is not a fighter.
  • Parental Substitute: To Nainai since he was a baby.
  • So Proud of You: He says this to Nainai to show acceptance of his Chef of Iron ways.
  • Supreme Chef: Obviously. Besides being the teacher of the culinary class, Mumu supervises the sales of food products across the kingdom. Xiang Ye had provided him with his inventions in exchange for promoting his brand of fast food.

     Druid Teacher Hong Lian 
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The teacher of the Druid class. She teaches and researches pharmacy including Alchemy, which is distinguished from the magical healing done by the Pastoral class.
  • Alchemy Is Magic: Averted. As with all Druids, her alchemy is not magical.
  • Art Evolution: She is drawn somewhat younger later on.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: She used to work as a private poisoner for Regent Tols Angus, but is content with working for Xiang Ye instead. Under Xiang Ye, she enjoys perks like increased pay, public recognition, and job security. Hong Lian shares some of her knowledge with Xiang Ye and even giving him with one of her rarest medical potions.
  • Healing Potion: Implied. She is a health specialist that operates through alchemy.
  • Money Fetish: She dreams of the fragrance of gold coins when Xiang Ye decides to advertise her medical products.
  • No Name Given: She first appears way back in chapter 57 and remains nameless until chapter 182.
  • Witch Classic: Downplayed. Her appearance and profession are reminiscent of non magical witches; regardless, she is a rare occurrence of a character wearing make up.

Human Capital Residents

     Tols Angus 
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Good work!
The Regent. He is the de facto leader of the Human Kingdom due to the King's minority. He believes in total war against the other tribes.
  • Absolute Xenophobe: Combined with Politically Incorrect Villain. He detests other races and refers to them as mindless beasts. He acts on this vision by targeting them for genocide.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Isabella.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Deconstructed. He was appointed as the Regent because he's the most powerful warrior in the kingdom's cavalry. Unfortunately he is scheming, ruthless, and abuses his authority to stifle the young King's authority.
  • Beard of Evil: Red full beard, and he's detestable.
  • Berserk Button: Do not, under any circumstances, insult his sense of honor, unless you're looking for a duel to the death.
  • Big Bad: As long as he exists, there will never be peace in the Hullo plains, and many characters point that out. Killing him is hardly easy, however.
  • Decapitation Presentation: In the royal throne room, he has Mochia and Beru present the heads of the Minister of Agriculture and the general of Grey Dragon Knights.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: He's utterly detestable, yet the public can never quite figure it out.
  • Evil Chancellor: All the "advice" he gives to the king is filled with malice, self-interest, corruption, and is utterly despicable.
  • Evil Redhead: He's got red hair and as the Evil Chancellor, is despicable.
  • Evil Virtues: He has a strange but firm sense of honor, and willingly insulting it is one of the worst mistakes one could ever make.
  • Expy: Of Cao Cao, as proclaimed by Xiang Ye.
  • Fantastic Racism: He's entirely human supremacist.
  • Faux Affably Evil: His speech is indeed refined and polite, but he holds most others in unbridled contempt.
  • Fur and Loathing: The throne he sits in, while listening to spy and assassination briefings, in chapter 49 is covered with tiger fur with the tiger's head serving as a foot stand.
  • Hate Sink: Except his lackeys, Angus is detested by most people. The reason his lackeys serve him is because of the monetary benefits and nothing else. His "daughter", Tols Penny works for him so that she can find the opportunity to literally backstab him.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: At some time in the past, in his fight with Isabella's father, who is well known as a genocidal, demon-supremacist warlord, he became genocidal and human supremacist, and just as evil, and he's grown to like it.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Discussed by Vasily Andre. He promotes war against other races to sacrifice them and not humans to the God Tribe.
  • I Have No Son!: Says this about his sons after their performance in the school's tournament did not rise to his standards. Note that this was the final straw after years of their spiteful and incompetent bullying.
  • In the Blood: His sons are all as evil as he is. They're just not as smart.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Disowning his sons for doing poorly in a tournament would be a horrific thing to do in any other time and place, but the three assholes were an embarrassment in many ways before that, in terms of word, deed, and personality. Gaining glory in the tournament was their last, best hope, and they blew it through stupidity and arrogance.
  • Loophole Abuse: A master at it. The most prominent example is using the fact that the "White Dragon Knights" is by rule and tradition tasked with body-guarding the royalty to shift command over them away from Sophisas to himself.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He's quite good at tricking, provoking, and maneuvering others into doing his dirty work.
  • Obligatory War Crime Scene: Every time he shows up, the chances of this happening are high.
    • Chapters 1-4: Attacks Isabella during a truce signing ceremony, kills her bodyguards, has his soldiers engage in Rape, Pillage, and Burn, and tries to kill Isabella herself, marching the heads of her generals down the main street in a gory parade.
    • In the royal throne room, has Mochia and Beru present the heads of the Minister of Agriculture and the general of Grey Dragon Knights and then has Sato "accidentally" release Mochia, who attacks the king in a rage, to make it look like an assassination attempt.
    • Chapter 104: Raids an Eastern Tribe village, captures everyone useful for slave labor, and has the rest beheaded by the black and gray dragon armies.
  • One-Winged Angel: Tols Angus can transform into a humongous dragon humanoid and he possesses unmatched power among humans in this state. He is yet to demonstrate it in the actual story.
  • "Open!" Says Me: Busts the door into Isabella's castle where the High Priest is waiting for him.
  • Pet the Dog: He used his authority as the Regent to convince the previous king to spare Rennes from The Purge, then the boy was placed in the custody of Wadley Aisi. The reason remains unclear, but Rennes receiving pity from Tols Angus is the story told to the public.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: All of his crimes have tangible gains in the form of wealth, territory or influence.
  • Pretext for War: He uses political maneuvering to get Mochia and Beru enraged to get the King to accept war against the Eastern Tribe.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Red eyes and he's a genocidal warlord who sees nothing wrong with employing assassination to get his way, and has the strongest cavalry in the human kingdom.
  • Refuge in Audacity: His villainy is so over the top outrageous that there's nothing the young king or his council can do to counter him in any manner that isn't inherently suicidal.
  • Smug Snake: He loves to lord over others how he's untouchable because he's the Regent.
  • The Starscream: The king is well aware he's a villain manipulating him, but being a Puppet King to this regent chosen by his now dead parents, there's precious little, if anything, he can do about it.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: He's a recognized war hero, and those who either witness or suffer from his crimes are either powerless to testify against him or dead.
  • Warhawk: He believes the best path to prosperity for the Human Tribe is to conquer, enslave, or exterminate all the other races, since they're nothing more than mindless beasts anyway.
  • World's Best Warrior: He is famous for being the kingdom's best warrior although it is unclear how he compares in strength to the Principal.

     Guro Dita 
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Introduced in chapter 8 as Sophisas's adoptive father, also as the tutor to the child king. He believes in pacifism and works to increase diplomacy and end wars.
  • Actual Pacifist: Combined with The Good Chancellor. He desires peace, cooperation, and co-existence between the humans and all the other tribes on the Hullo plains and pursues this goal via his advising of the King. The Regent, disagrees, violently.
  • Despair Event Horizon: In chapter 35, he comes home from a little "meeting" with Tols Angus, completely distraught, shouting "It's all over! ALL OVER! HAHAHAHA! No one can change it!"
  • Driven to Suicide: The official story of his death is that he was found hung in his own library.
  • Exact Words: When he seeks an audience with the king to deal with Tols Angus's treachery, a guard from "White Dragon Knights" exclaims "His Majesty is expecting you." Little does Guro realize that "His Majesty" is a title that also applies to the Regent Tols Angus.
  • The Good Chancellor: The advice he gives the king is rooted in truth, honor, and a genuine desire for the prosperity of all.
  • Ignored Expert: He rightly states that not only has the Regent's war-crimes destroyed human credibility for peace and surrender negotiations, but should Queen Isabella Osa manage to recover and regroup after said crimes, she is likely to retaliate with a war of total annihilation. The king shoos him away after seeing the contract the Regent brought, presumably signed by Lilian, the Demon usurper.
  • Noodle Incident: What the hell did Tols Angus do to him in the royal chambers? He came home Laughing Mad, shriveled like a raisin, and clearly well past the Despair Event Horizon. Presumably Guro learned about The God Tribe.
  • You Are Too Late: Lampshaded word for word by the Regent. When he arrived at the throne room, hearing about how "Grey Dragon Clan" was handing out relief supplies to the east, after a drought, he learns to his horror that the general of said clan was beheaded, "for colluding with the enemy," without the king's knowledge or consent.

     Sophisas 
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Halt!
The Leader of the White Dragon Knights, the King's personal cavalry. He works with his father to create peace, in hopes of finding his long lost little brother.
  • The Ace: One of the Human Tribe's best swordsmen who killed three of the strongest Demon warriors in battle. He is also a Chick Magnet.
  • Admiring the Abomination: Sophisas is so impressed with Xiang Ye's nuclear weapon demonstration that he considers recruiting him into his squad right away. However, Andre warns him not to entertain such thoughts as using those weapons have dangerous consequences.
  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: Is prone to giving these to Xiang Ye, whom he considers his younger brother.
  • Best Served Cold: Would love to strike Tols Angus down with his blade for the death of his adoptive father, but knows he doesn't stand a chance in a straight-up fight, as things stand, so he's quietly biding his time.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He shows up just as some rotten "Red Dragon" soldiers were making a sport of who could kill Isabella and Xiang Ye first, looking to get their skulls as some kind of sick trophy.
    • Also later when he arrives to help the students fight the Demon Army's Pillar, with Papate's head in hand.
  • Big Fancy House: His home rivals a castle. It's so vast, Xiang Ye could easily get lost without a guide.
  • Chick Magnet: He's got quite a few female suitors. He can't even walk the streets without random female passerby getting hearts in their eyes and cat-calling him. He finds this very annoying.
  • Covered in Scars: Xiang Ye notes that there is not an inch of his body without any scar tissue, and Xiang Ye doesn't believe he got all those in battle...
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His parents were wiped out by human bandits (that look suspiciously like the Regent and his men). He was stabbed in the gut while fighting back and Left for Dead. His little brother is missing, supposedly taken by the Demon Tribe, and he's still searching after many years.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: His figure first appears in chapter 2 during Isabella's retelling of the negotiations, before being formally appearing in chapter 5-6.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: When Martin presents Xiang Ye's contribution to the military, Sophisas believes it's tax money taken by force. Martin goes on to politely correct him in that the gold is a voluntary contribution from Xiang Ye's own personal profits, after Xiang Ye not only introduced brand new goods and services, but also made people's lives easier by bringing the prices of the stones used to craft them down. Sophisas is so pleased, he's stunned into silence.
  • Family Theme Naming: His name is Sophisas, his younger brother's name is Sophisac.
  • Foil: To Rennes. The two men have a great deal in common. Their home-town and family were destroyed, leaving them both to fend for themselves in a world that apparently hates them. They both struggled and suffered, ultimately being taken in by rich and influential people. They are both very attractive to the opposite sex. They are both The Ace in their respective fields. While Sophisas became truly decent and morally upright, happily helping those in need, and caring for the human tribe as a whole, regardless of station, Tols Rennes only pretends to be of sound moral fiber, purely for the sake of his prestige, smugly looks down with contempt on just about everyone, and honestly believes he has some kind of god-given right to go after another man's wife, regardless of her wishes. Sophisas, on the other hand, would never knowingly do such a thing, and takes both fidelity and informed consent very, very seriously.
  • Gag Penis: When he walks in on Xiang Ye in the male's bath, Xiang Ye is intimidated by the guy's sheer size.
  • Good Is Not Soft: If he has to draw and use his sword, things are not going to be pretty.
  • Happily Adopted: By the man serving as the king's tutor, Imperial Leader Guro Dita.
  • Hereditary Hairstyle: His hairstyle is the same as his mother's.
  • I Will Find You: His little brother Sophisac.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Discussed. Xiang states that since he's a good and noble individual, he will find his missing brother, alive and well, someday.
  • Light Is Good: He is the leader of the White Dragon Knights, wears white, and is a good and decent man.
  • Man Bites Man: In desperation, he bit off the ear of the leader bandit who attacked his village.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Xiang Ye originally thought he was coming onto him. Whereas Sophisas acts the way he does is because Xiang Ye looks so much like his lost little brother.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: He ultimately obeys the King's final decision regardless of how much he disagrees.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: As revealed by the author, his design was influenced by actor Chen Kun.
  • Not Quite Flight: He can effectively fly by kicking off air, which is called Moon Walk.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: He rescues and fosters Xiang Ye and Isabella, not because rescuing slaves from Demon Tribe occupation is inherently the right thing, but because he's looking for his long-lost brother. It still pays karmic dividends as Xiang becomes the best magic-forging student Royal Academy has seen, and he pulls more than his own weight for the kingdom as a whole.
  • So Proud of You: Almost constantly to Xiang Ye. He is amazed that Xiang Ye managed to make so much money using mutually beneficial schemes and contracts. Later, he is pleased to watch Xiang Ye defeat Rennes and proudly announces him as the champion of the Kingdom Cup Tournament.
  • Vengeance Feels Empty: He learned long ago that the drive for revenge does nothing to tend your wounds or feed your belly. Nevertheless, he wants to kill the Regent for murdering his father.
  • When He Smiles: His head maid Elena finds his genuine smile so adorable, she'd happily spend the night with him...
  • The Worf Effect: He is shown to be weaker to the Regent Tols Angus in terms of political influence and combat ability.
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: Tols Angus makes a back-handed compliment to Guro for choosing to foster him, and states that maybe adopting him as the heir to the Tols family would be a good idea. This pisses off Sophisas, which is exactly what Tols Angus wanted, but unlike many others, Sophisas is wise enough to not rise to the bait, until he's ready.

     Sato 
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Hahaha! Sophisas! Everything you do is because Angus wants it!
The Regent Tols Angus's top subordinate and the Leader of the Purple Dragon Knights. He assists the Regent in his war endeavors.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He doesn't even bother to hide how vile he is.
  • Dark Is Evil: Has black hair and wears black, and is an evil bastard.
  • Evil Gloating: While Sophisas is outside the king's chamber, with his adopted father Gora inside, presumably meeting with the king, he sneaks up behind Sophisas, and then starts gloating how the king isn't even there, and how much Tols Angus has them in the palm of his hands, and there's nothing they can do about it, without getting themselves killed.
  • Expy: Of Orochimaru.
  • Klingon Promotion: He participates in the plot to kill the Leader of the Grey Dragon Knights that was orchestrated by the Regent Angus, who then gives him the title; making him the Leader of the Purple and Grey Dragon Knights.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: He "accidentally" drops the chains holding Mochia and cries out "he's broken free, somebody do something!" deliberately putting the king's life in jeopardy as Mochia was already badly abused, agitated, and provoked into violence by Regent Angus's villainy.
  • Obviously Evil: Red and Black and Evil All Over fashion, glowing green eyes, Hellish Pupils, rows of sharp teeth, and a skin so pale one wouldn't be blamed if he was confused for some kind of undead. Not to mention the Spikes of Villainy.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Those shoulder pads!

     The King 
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I'm so excited!
The child King of the Humans. His father died when he was young, leaving him in charge of looking after the Kingdom.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: Deconstructed. Since he's underage, the Regent is the acting king, but loves to make it look like the king's in charge by using the king's name to do his dirty work and then comes back to the king pretending like he's waiting for the king's final decision.
  • Fanboy: The king always looks forward to seeing Xiang Ye in action, considering him to be full of surprises and cheering for him along with the public.
  • Incompletely Trained: And he knows it. It's why he has a regent, after all.
  • Informed Attribute: He mentions to Sophisas that he has dragon blood infused in his veins. Like all male members of the royal family, he is also capable of transforming into a dragon humanoid, although he is yet to display it.
  • Light Is Good: Wears white robes, and though naive, does try to be a Reasonable Authority Figure when he can.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: A set of bangs drapes over the crown and tends to hide half his face, though his face does usually appear when he's in motion.
  • Puppet King: His perspective on issues is entirely influenced by The Regent and Sophisas.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Despite his Puppet King position, he is capable of making decisions on his own. He pretends to be very agreeable to manage the complicated court politics.
  • Tears of Fear: When he's presented the heads of the Grey Dragon general and the Minister of Agriculture by prisoners of the Eastern Tribe, and then again when one of said prisoners "accidentally" escapes and tries to kill him.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: He may be young and inexperienced, but he's not hopelessly ignorant. He strives to be a Reasonable Authority Figure whenever he can. He is quick to acknowledge Xiang Ye's skills. When the Dwarves request him for reinforcements, the King agrees with Angus to not send any help, but privately issues orders to Sophisas to act otherwise.

     Elena 
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Sophisas' top maid.
  • Bluff the Eavesdropper: Xiang Ye and Isabella squash her suspicions about them by pretending to have sex.
  • Covert Pervert: She may project an air of pure professionalism, but when she eavesdrops on Isabella and Xiang Ye through the door of their bedroom, as they're groaning and moaning (pretending to have sex), she blushes, smiles, and quietly walks away.
  • Meganekko: She wears glasses.
  • Meido: As Sophisas's top maid, this goes without saying.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Many of her appearances showcase her curves.
  • Sexy Discretion Shot: She has sex with Sophisas on screen, albeit under a blanket.
  • Sizeshifter: Her magic allows to make herself and objects bigger or smaller.
  • Subordinate Excuse: She is Sophisas's top maid and is romantically involved with him.

     Achil 
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Sophisas' Vice commander.
  • The Ace: Downplayed. He won the last tournament representing the swordsmanship class. However, Sophisas comments that he is weak by the main cast's class' standards.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: He reasons that Sophisas didn't attend Xiang Ye and Isabella's enrollment because he wants to avoid annoying Fangirl Dorona. The truth is that he is going to meet with the King and the Regent regarding the killing of the Minister of Agriculture and the Leader of the Grey Dragon Knights.
  • Mr. Exposition: He explains boundary force, how the Royal Academy works, and how to get around campus to Xiang Ye.
  • Never Say That Again: He tells Xiang Ye to not mention boundary force and magic around the forger students, who cannot use it.
  • Shipper on Deck: He teases Sophisas about his relationship with Elena.
  • Sneeze Cut: He briefly appears sneezing when Sophisas talks about him with the King.

     The Forger Seniors: Hans, Mohan, and Kaiser 
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Click here to see Mohan. 
Click here to see Kaiser. 
Three craftmanship class graduates who currently serve the Kingdom. Martin has them train his students for the tournament while he builds the arena.
  • The Ace: Hans is the Kingdom's best architect, Mohan is the best weapons specialist, and Kaiser is a famous clothing designer. They are also members of the Merchant Union along with Xiang Ye.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Hans and Mohan appear in a chapter 36 flashback before they are introduced in chapter 52.
  • Fashion Designer: Kaiser is said to be an eminent fashion designer.
  • Mr. Exposition:
    • The three of them comment that the locations of the cross country section of the tournament are challenging.
    • Kaiser explains the Absolute Belt to an audience member.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Hans and Mohan's left eyes are well covered by their hair.
  • Sempai/Kohai: They are addressed as seniors by the forging students. They train the students in preparation for the tournament.
    • Subverted with their relationship with Xiang Ye, whom they deem as their superior when it comes to business. Xiang Ye commissioned Hans and Mohan to launch his series of flats and weapons respectively. Xiang Ye established the kingdom's first power plant, and gave Kaiser the task to replicate his electric power generator.
  • Ultimate Blacksmith: Mohan is said to be the kingdom's best weapons specialist.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Mohan has blue hair.

     The Purple Dragon Knights' Vice Leader 
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Oh Martin, if only you kept quiet about the stone prices.
The second in command of The Purple Dragon Knights and also appointed as the vendor of alloy stones.

Human Kingdom's Villages

     Sophisac 
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Sophisas's little brother who was sold into slavery by the bandits who raided their village. Sophisas learned swordsmanship and wishes to establish peace to rescue him.

Human Kingdom's Wild Territories

     The Void King 
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Humans! Snack Time!
Click here to see the Void King's true form. 
The guardian entity of Sound Lake, the first field the tournament passes through. He is the Principal's pet.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Tall as a building, and hostile to humans.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Returns in chapter 96 where a flashback shows him helping Isabella, Xiang Ye, and three other victims of the Tols siblings return to the human capital city.
  • Combat Tentacles: The "beard" of tentacles can grab, attack, drill, and do just about anything to human-sized opponents.
  • Happiness in Slavery: It has an owner, which it obeys happily. It is Vasily Andre, the school's principal.
  • I am a Humanitarian: It makes its first appearance trying to eat one of the members of the CQC class that tried to swim across the lake as part of the tournament.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: When the Combat Tentacles won't do it, it can emit a loud screech to immobilize its prey.
  • Misplaced Retribution: Angry at Xiang Ye for shooting it into submission, it lashes out at the chef class student swimming up to it. This does not go as planned.
  • Punched Across the Room: Amazingly. In Kaiju form, Rennes uses a water-spout to send it flying into the sky.
  • Shapeshifter Baggage: Can go from something the size of a building, to something about the size of a child and back again without explanation.
  • Snot Bubble: He shows a snot bubble as he sleeps next to the Principal.
  • Turns Red: When pissed off, it changes to red in color, its tentacles get harder and sharper, and overall it becomes much more dangerous.
  • Underestimating Badassery: When the chef student shows up, it mocks him and his Vocal Dissonance. The off-screen consequences are not pretty.
  • You Can Talk?: Xiang Ye stops shooting at him after hearing him surrender.

     The Queen of Thorns 
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Fucking humans!
The guardian of the Forest field during the first half of the tournament and Isabella's childhood pet. She later joins Isabella, as promised, and is carried by her as a pocket monster.
  • Affectionate Nickname: In chapters 212 and 213, Xiang Ye calls her "Little Vine" and she apparently likes it. This also appears to be the name given her by Isabella.
  • An Arm and a Leg: The forging class's newly minted machine gun brigade manages to blast off one of her arms with concentrated small machine-gun fire. Aside from distracting her from the rest of Xiang Ye's group, it doesn't do much.
  • Body Backup Drive: In a forest, killing her body doesn't help, she just manifests a new body out of nearby foliage.
  • Boobs of Steel: Stacked enough to rival Isabella, and a powerful fighter.
  • Cassandra Truth: Inverted. Xiang Ye and his group repeatedly protest their innocence against her claims that they started the forest fire she's rightfully angered by, but she's too enraged to believe them.
  • Childhood Friend: Of Isabella, as her pet.
  • Dark Is Evil: Wears black and is very hostile to humans, regardless of whether they deserve it or not. Later subverted.
  • Equippable Ally: She can take on the form of a bracelet Isabella wears. How Isabella was able to pick her up, as promised, and without Xiang Ye noticing, has yet to be revealed.
  • Fantastic Racism: She hates humans, as a whole. The reason has yet to be explained, at least fully.
  • Green Thumb: She controls plants and can manifest in any plant she desires.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: Throws General and Moss Feili to Eli.
  • Happiness in Slavery: She used to be Isabella's pet when the two of them were children, and was very, very happy.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Went from an antagonist in the first half of the tournament to a valued ally, actively supporting Isabella and Xiang Ye.
  • Humans Are Insects: In chapter 70, she calls Xiang Ye's entire group "a bunch of insects" before she starts grabbing them with thorny vines, until the forging class attacks her with focused light machine gun fire, to the shock of most of the other students, and herself.
  • Luminescent Blush: Sports these whenever she's happy to serve Isabella, which is often.
  • Misplaced Retribution: Invoked and Justified. All she knew was that humans started a forest fire, because that's what her minions told her, so she attacks the first group of humans she runs across, who happen to be entirely innocent, but she doesn't believe them.
  • Recognition Failure: Justified. She was too angry to think straight, it was the heat of battle, and Isabella not only looked entirely human, but was in a crowd of humans. When they've both had a chance to calm down and talk things out, she remembered her past as Isabella's pet and was genuinely touched that Isabella came to check up on her, in person.
    • It's also inverted in that Isabella didn't initially recognize her either, but then remembered who she was and why she was there in chapter 71.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Glowing red eyes and very, very dangerous.
  • Shoo the Dog: On the receiving end. Isabella planted her in a barren plain, so she could live, because demon territory mana was too much for her, when they were both children. The Queen of Thorns has not forgotten this favor.
  • Snake Person: Lower-half of a snake, upper half of a human.
  • Tears of Joy: Once she recognizes Isabella, this is the result.
  • Tentacle Rope: Restrains Eli, Isabella, and the other combat students with her roots.
  • Undying Loyalty: She's loved Isabella ever since she was a tiny sapling, and when they're reunited in the present, sheds tears of joy at their reunion.
    • She also gets this from her minions, who will happily shield her with their lives, if need be.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Child: She was the very definition of "adorable" as a little sapling.

     The God Tribe Ruins' Dragon 
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A dragon that lives in the God Tribe Ruins that are located in the Eli Mountain Range; he relocated to the ruins after being driven away by the human settlers in the region. He protects the Red Stone that powers him the other creatures in the ruins.

Demon Tribe

     In General 
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An amalgamation of slightly different tribes ruled by a monarch that's said to be a descendant of the Gods.
  • The Conqueror: Isabella's predecessors conquered weaker Demon clans.
  • Horned Humanoid: Many of them look like humans with horns.
  • Ludd Was Right: They don't bother with forgery, prefering their celebrated strength as a solution to problems.
  • Military Coup: Lilian, a commander, and her followers lead a coup against Isabella with help of Tols Angus.
  • Pointy Ears: In some cases, pointy ears is the only visibly distinguishing trait between demons and humans.
  • Strength Equals Worthiness: Pretty much their ideology. However they are usually forbidden from killing their own kind, so Isabella is outraged when Lillian broke that rule.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Their manufacturing and use of boundary force is not as refined as the Human Tribe's, but they are stronger in terms of might and Boundary prowess and regularly spar against the humans in war. The Demon monarch has stronger Boundary Force than the Human monarch.

     George Osa 
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Isabella's father and the previous King of the Demon Tribe.
  • Dark Is Evil: In contrast to his daughter's Dark Is Not Evil.
  • The Ghost: He only appears when mentioned in past events, even then, his face is not properly shown nor does he get dialogue.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: He was a genocidal warlord, yet his daughter turned out kind and compassionate.
  • One-Winged Angel: When Dorona retells the Regent's confrontation with him, he is shown in a gigantic, monstrous form.
  • Uncertain Doom: Isabella's succession implies that he has passed, but there is no explicit confirmation.
  • Warhawk: His approach to being a King in the world stage was to consume the lands.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Vasily Andre until some particular issue split them apart. It is implied that Andre did not agree with George's genocidal thoughts.

     The Demon Tribe's High Priest 
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This old bag of bones wishes the two of you to be happy, now go before the soldiers get here!
A priest and advisor to the Demon Kings. She is the one who used the summoning ritual to bring Xiang Ye to the Hullo Plains to be Isabella's "champion".
  • Cool Old Lady: Gentle and kind, and quite elderly.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": She's only known by "High Priest." Her name is never revealed.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Teleported Isabella and Xiang Ye out of the Demon Queen's castle as the Regent and his army were storming in, staying behind to buy time for their escape.
  • High Priest: Her title and occupation, in addition to advising the Kings. She is the only one who knows cryptic advanced spells. She even has a magical Staff of Authority.
  • Long-Lived: She served as the priest for five generations of Demon Kings.
  • Parental Substitute: A flashback reveals that the High Priest was the closest thing Isabella had to a parent.
  • Summoning Ritual: Summons Xiang Ye from Earth using Isabella's Ultimate World Gem as an energy source.
  • Supernatural Is Purple: She wears purple robes and, provided with enough magic and a target, knows how to summon someone across dimensions.
  • Vague Age: She looked exactly the same when Isabella was a child.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Introduced in chapter 1, and killed by the Regent before chapter 4. The shadow of her impaled head is seen in chapter 8.

     Lilian 
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A commander of the Demon Tribe. At the start of the series, she betrayed the Demon Queen Isabella when the latter was unarmed and drained her of most of her power. After deposing Isabella, she makes an alliance with Tols Angus and becomes the new Demon Queen.
  • Bodyguard Betrayal: She was one of Isabella's generals and was guarding her during the negotiations before launching her betrayal.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: She hides her usurpation plans behind her loyalty to Isabella.
  • The Ghost: She is yet to be seen and appears as a silhouette in flashbacks. Not much is known about her except that she betrayed Isabella.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: She was responsible for Isabella's De-Power.
  • Klingon Promotion: She wanted to kill Isabella to get the throne for herself.
  • Leave No Survivors: She wanted to have Isabella and all her followers killed, but failed narrowly.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: She gets the Regent to fight Isabella instead of doing it herself.
  • Paranoia Gambit: She sends assassins, declares wars on other tribes, and generally agitates the world to get Isabella to come out of hiding and finish her off.
  • The Starscream: She attacked the previous Demon Queen when she was unarmed and forced her to flee. Later, Lilian usurps Isabella's throne.
  • The Usurper: She manages to expel Isabella from the Demon Tribe's by depowering her and joining forces with Tols Angus.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: She had a faction of the Demon Tribe backing her before making her move. When peace negotiations took place, she then offered Tols Angus a deal to get him to back her.

     Isabella's Handmaidens 
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Isabella's surviving guards after she was betrayed and cornered by Tols Angus.

The 12 Pillars

     Darkulo 
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The Demon Tribe Army's Shadow Pillar. He is ranked number 1 among the pillars.
  • The Ace: The strongest Pillar and the demon army. He also a student of George Osa, the previous rightful Demon King.
  • Badass Longcoat: He has a feathered coat that covers his entire upper body and is the strongest pillar.
  • Clean Cut: He uses his sycthe to cut even metallic constructs.
  • Eye-Obscuring Hat: His hat permanently covers his eyes.
  • Feather Motif: The feathers from his coat always precede him.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a hybrid of a sombrero and a cowboy hat. It contributes greatly to his nonchalance.
  • Perpetual Molt: His feathered coat is always dropping feathers.
  • The Quiet One: He mostly stays quiet, even when caught off guard.
  • Sinister Scythe: His weapon of choice is a sycth with a ring made of bone.

     Raymond Sasso 
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The Demon Tribe Army's Corpse Pillar. He is ranked number 2 among the pillars.
  • Assimilation Backfire: Foregone Conclusion. In chapter 255, he assimilates his highly irradiated corpse kaiju for power in preparation to fight Xiang Ye, Isabella, Eli, Nai Nai, Aisha, and Sophisas. Why was that a fatal move on his part? Tols Rennes did something similar (partially absorb the explosion) and that led to a Fate Worse than Death because of the radiation.
  • Badass Boast: In chapter 255, his response to Xiang Ye's 20 kiloton nuke is "Okay. That was impressive, but I haven't actually started fighting yet."
  • The Chessmaster: He manipulates situations to his advantage as much as possible before taking action. Unfortunately, he isn't really great at battle strategy.
  • Exact Words: He promises the demon army power, and when they say they want it, gives it to them by turning them into corpse puppets. When Kilyen objects to turning allied troops under his command into corpse puppets, he consumes them so Kilyen no longer has subordinates that are corpse puppets. At this point, Kilyen wisely stops objecting before Raymond makes things even worse, but is clearly not happy.
  • Fusion Dance: He can fuse his Zombie Apocalypse army into Kaiju that breathe "Corrosive Corpse Breath."
  • Hollywood Tactics: He's got an army of thousands of undead demons, and corpses of other races who don't have to eat, sleep, or even breathe in any way, and he's facing the mobile dwarf city in a cave with no rear exit. Rather than take up a siege mentality and wait the dwarves out, try to smoke them out by using wind and fire magic to blow smoke into the cave, or even just simply look for any other cave structures he can exploit, he just commands his troops to Zerg Rush the heavily defended main entrance. He loses over half his army and his Balien corpse trump card in exchange for destroying a whopping '''15%''' of the defenses Xiang Ye has prepared, which he, Martin, or Kahn can simply forge back into existence with the pale moon stone.
  • It's All About Me: He sees his fellow demons as nothing more than stepping stones to his own legacy and power.
  • Necromancer: He can reanimate and control corpses.
  • Nepharious Pharaoh: He is an evil Pharaoh-looking humanoid.
  • Not Worth Killing: What he says when second prince Loland yells at him.
  • Red Baron: "The Corpse Pillar."
  • Resurrective Immortality: Sophisas states that he once managed to behead Raymond and the demon stood right back up again like nothing.
  • Soul Eating: He can devour corpses to get stronger.
  • Spit-Trail Kiss: With Soso while they make out.
  • Uncertain Doom: He did endure Xiang Ye's nuclear weapon, but did he escape the radiation...?
  • Unholy Matrimony: Appears to be in a relationship with Soso.
  • We Have Reserves: He sees his corpse army as nothing more than consumeables. So whenever he faces any difficulty, it's always a game of endurance, will he run out of troops, or will his enemies be beaten? After all, when he runs out, he can always get more.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: Weaponized. He not only collects corpses to boost his army, he has them rise up out of the dirt and attack allied armies to turn them into corpse puppets too by infecting them, with a single bite.

     Balien 
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The Demon Tribe Army's Diamond Pillar. He is ranked number 3 among the pillars.
  • Accidental Murder: He accidentally kills his underlings by emerging from below them. He was actually investigating Xiang Ye and Isabella's presence.
  • Back from the Dead: His body is reanimated by Raymond Sasso for his conquest of the Dwarf Tribe.
  • Blinded by Rage: Exploited. With some precision honed taunts, Xiang Ye makes him too angry to think straight, leading him into one pitfall after another.
  • Dumb Muscle: He posseses great physical power, but is not very bright.
  • Gem Tissue: His head and arms are covered by diamond.
  • Honor Before Reason: He could have easily gone around, or over, Xiang Ye's corridor with gateways of tempered glass, but if he did so, he would be admitting that he saw a human with no boundary force as a superior opponent to himself. His racism and fervent belief in his own superiority forced him to charge Xiang Ye's obstacle course head on. This led to him running head first into a huge tear-drop of tempered glass, and while he smashed his own diamond cover in the collision, Isabella chops his head off with her Useless Lumber sword.
  • Hulk Speak: His simplistic speech pattern accompanies his apparent lack of intelligence.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He is very strong and very fast, but unless he catches you by surprise, he can normally be easily avoided by an observant opponent.
  • Logical Weakness: In addition to his lack of intelligence, he has an easily exploitable weakness. He is capable of launching himself forward at terrific speeds causing massive impact damage when he lands a hit, but he can only rush forward in a straight line, has to decellerate and stop before he can turn and then telegraphs the fact that he's launching another attack when he flexes his legs as preparation to do so.
  • Never My Fault: He refuses to admit responsibility for his underlings' deaths and shifts the blame from himself over to Xiang Ye and Isabella.
  • Recognition Failure: Too late he recognizes that the "insolent human woman" he was fighting is Isabella...
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His naturally red eyes glow as he fights.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He has immense physical strength but no technique and telegraphs all his moves.

     Kilyen 
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The Demon Tribe Army's Insect Pillar. He is ranked number 4 among the pillars. He is the older brother of Papate.

     Soso 
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The Demon Tribe Army's Needle Pillar. She is ranked number 6 among the pillars.

     Bosmu 
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The Demon Tribe Army's Ninja Pillar. He is ranked number 8 among the pillars.
  • Back from the Dead: His body is reanimated by Raymond Sasso for his conquest of the Dwarf Tribe.
  • Fatal Flaw: Showing off his abilities. This gave the cornered Barte an opportunity to kill him.
  • Flash Step:
    • His Flash allows him to move very quickly as if he teleported.
    • His Absolute Sidestep allows him to move side to side very quickly, leaving afterimages.
  • Fuuma Shuriken: He makes big Shuriken made of Upanisad.
  • Hellfire: His Upanisad magic conjures green inextinguishable flames that are also described as evil.
  • Joke Character: He is killed off quickly and without much effort, which prompts Xiang Ye to remark how unthreatening he is compared to the Ninja he sees in Manga.
  • Killed Offscreen: His death at the hands of Barte is not shown to the readers.
  • Necessary Drawback: Using his Upanisad fire prevents him from using any other techniques.
  • Ninja: He is called the Ninja Pillar and uses Ninjutsu magic such as fire and flash movements.
  • Playing with Fire: His Ninja Magic allows him to conjure inextinguishable green flames called Upanisad.
  • Power Floats: He is a Demon Tribe general who is able to float.
  • Technicolor Fire: His Upanisad is green fire.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: His reanimated corpse is destroyed quickly by Xiang Ye's missile silos.

     Mucus 
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The Demon Tribe Army's Slime Pillar. He is ranked number 9 among the pillars.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: He makes advances towards Soso, who is repulsed by him. He later does the same to Aisha, who is clearly not amused.
  • Attempted Rape: He uses the fact that his body's composed entirely of mucus to climb inside Aisha's clothing, to her clear horror. Fortunately, Nainai had flour on his hands from his earlier attempt to use a dust explosion against him, allowing Nainai to punch him in the face.
  • Blob Monster: He is a green slime of the Nigh Invulnerable variety.
  • Expy: Imagine Happosai reincarnated as a slime.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: His fellow Pillars don't respect him and find him annoying.
  • The Gadfly: He makes making remarks towards his fellow generals in the middle of a battle.
  • Gonk: He is a literal fat slob.
  • Logical Weakness: He has a few.
    • Ice magic freezes his mucus body, allowing him to contained.
    • Fine powder like flour binds to his mucus, allowing it to be handled, and allows his enemies to punch him.
  • Made of Diamond: To date, nothing used against him has had any lasting effect. Not even the heat and explosive force of a 20 kiloton nuke right to his face.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: He is immune to physical cuts and hits due to being a slime.
  • Power Perversion Potential: The fact that he's a sentient blob of mucus, able to shift his consciousness as he pleases, allows him to crawl along the ground, stare up a lady's dress, and then slither up her body and squeeze into her clothing, which he does to Aisha.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: He harbors a one-sided hatred towards Kilyen who merely finds him annoying. He resents him for interrupting his romantic advances towards Soso.
  • Super Spit: A lot of his attacks involve vomiting paralyzing slime towards his enemies.
  • Villain Has a Point: If it's okay for Nainai, Aisha, and Eli to attack him 3 to 1, then it's okay for him to use sneak attacks.

     Papate 
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The Demon Tribe Army's Air Pillar. He is the younger brother of Kilyen.

God Tribe

     In General 
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Look, it's the gods! Wonderful gods!
A mysterious and legendary tribe said to have existed in ancient times. Existence of the Gods is heavily disputed. Some people believe that the ruins depicting unusual pictures were left behind by the Gods. Xiang Ye and his friends visit one such ruin to research the God tribe. Vasily Andre later confirms their existence as the creators and masters of other races.
  • Abusive Precursors: And how! They sacrifice their creations to obtain the life force that keeps them alive.
  • Broken Pedestal: Xiang Ye was curious about the God Tribe. After watching them from the memories of Andre, he is appalled by their murderous actions.
  • Creating Life Is Awesome: They enjoy playing God because it nets them labor and life sustainability.
  • Deep Sleep: The gods and their leader are currently hibernating, waiting for the time when there is abundant life to harvest the life stones. They still need nutrition to sustain them in their dormant form, so the Human Tribe has to offer an annual sacrifice to secretly nourish them.
  • Deity of Human Origin: Xiang Ye speculates that the Gods were actually humans who were transported to this realm, just like him. This turns out to be false.
  • The Giant: Humans look like mice in comparison to them.
  • Heroic Lineage: According to legends, the royal lineage of the demons originated from this tribe.
  • Horned Humanoid: They have horns, just like the Demon Tribe.
  • Jerkass Gods: They gave magic and civilization to humans, to increase their yield of higher grade life stones when slaughtered.
  • Lack of Empathy: They quietly smirk at the stupidity of the trusting humans, before incinerating them.
  • Life Energy: The gods require life stones for nourishment. Life stones can be used to manipulate life energy. It also increases the longevity and prowess of the gods.
  • Light Is Not Good: They have luminous white skin, but they are completely remorseless.
  • Living Battery: The gods habitually slaughter people to harvest life stones, which they need to sustain.
  • The Maker: One legend attributes the creation of the Hullo Plains to a member of the God Tribe. He could utilize Useless Lumber, just like Xiang Ye.
  • Master Race: The God Tribe was an advanced civilization, and they dominated the world thousands of years ago. They are stronger and far more powerful than all other tribes, and can create objects with a mere thought.
  • A Mythology Is True: The God Tribe did exist in the days of the yore.
  • Precursors: The Gods supposedly existed thousands of years before the current storyline. Presently, only ruins exist as relics of their supposed existence. Five years ago, Martin had visited one such ruin and recorded all the mysterious inscriptions into his notebook.
  • Shrouded in Myth: The humans believe that a powerful dragon had helped them establish their kingdom. It turns out it was the God Tribe who did it, and for cruel reasons.
  • Would Hurt a Child: They have no qualms slaughtering infants along with innocents, just to create life stones.

     God King 
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All we're doing is recycling life that was once created!
Click here to see the God King's true face. 
A gigantic god, who rules over other gods.
  • The Faceless: His face is covered with effulgence.
  • Invisible Jerkass: Supervises the human experiment and is only visible to Andre and the other gods.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Criticizes Andre for bringing old people and children for the experiment, because their deaths won't yield excellent life stones.
  • Large and in Charge: He is larger than the other gods, who are themselves gigantic.
  • The Maker: He created the Beast Tribe, the Human Tribe, and the Dwarf Tribe.
  • Nightmare Face: His face when expressing his thoughts about his "cattle" races is horrendous. Just check the image in his entry.
  • Pet the Dog: The God King is a complete bastard towards mortals, but is somewhat reasonable with Andre, because he is a loyal and competent slave. The God King casually gifts him a flawed life stone, despite the sheer power he is entrusting to a slave. Later, he bestows Andre with immortality and tremendous power by infusing him with four life stones, so that the latter would watch over life on Hullo plains and supply the hibernating gods with some nutrition.
  • Top God: Is the king of the god tribe.

Dwarf Tribe

     In General 
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A tribe of secluse blacksmith dwarves. They are the center of the Hullo plains' technological progress. They worked with Ashtone Martin to create the modern method of forging. The tribe was created by the God Tribe to develop buildings and tools.

     Marvin Kahn 
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The King of the Dwarf Tribe.

     Marvin Barte 
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The first prince of the Dwarf Tribe.

     Marvin Lolan 
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The second prince of the Dwarf Tribe.
  • Ambition Is Evil: His drive to be the king is just about his own agency, he doesn't care about the rest of his tribe, and will happily sacrifice 100 dwarves a month if it means he gets to sit on the throne.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Does a very good job of pretending to be a doting son and younger brother, but the moment he's alone, he spits and curses on their names. Then, the moment he gets his hands on the royal scepter, he turns on Martin's group.
  • Break the Haughty: Every time he attacks Xiang Ye only to be smacked down, he responds to his public humiliation by becoming even haughtier.
  • Cain and Abel: He plots the murder of his elder brother Barte.
  • The Caligula: He showcases why he's not fit to be king in chapter 233, and it's not his lack of forging ability. He's impatient, irascible, unable to handle criticism or contrary opinions, and just wants to boss people around for its own sake. The fact that his little pact with the demon tribe required 100 dwarves a month to be handed over and killed "for peace" just shows how little respect he has for his nation.
  • Did Not Think This Through: He expects the demon tribe to keep their agreement with him after they broke their agreement with Kahn and Barte, when Kahn and Barte can fight back but he can't.
  • Driven by Envy: He's always been jealous of his older brother's talent with forging, and the fact that Barte was slated to inherit the throne, so he conspired with the demon tribe to take over.
  • The Evil Prince: He plots to kill his elder brother Barte and immobilize his father Kahn to take the throne.
  • Fantastic Racism: He thinks Dwarves, especially himself, are the master race.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: He wears glasses and would happily sacrifice the dwarf tribe to die if it means he can sit on the throne.
  • He Knows Too Much: He murdered all of Barte's guards when they returned to the Dwarven fortress to address the king about an incoming demon tribe attack.
  • Ignorant of His Own Ignorance: Thanks to his inherent belief that he's the penultimate dwarf and dwarves are superior to all other races, he's repeatedly shocked, confused, and outraged when he throws everything he has at Xiang Ye and the latter shrugs it off with ease. For example, he reveals a Humongous Mecha and gloats that it's vastly superior to anything dwarves or humans could ever make. To Xiang Ye who responds with his own mecha, the former's is a valuable antique!
  • Mana Drain: To power his forging ability with the royal scepter, he uses a potion that allows him to drain "mental energy" from his fellow dwarves, far in excess of what his body can hold.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Looks like a shy nerd, is actually a conspirator who sabotaged his father's war machines so he could murder his family, seize power, and work under the demon tribe.
  • Non-Action Guy: He has no talent for Forging and cannot fight.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: When he tries to flee so as not to get caught between Xiang Ye and Rosso, Rosso reveals that the "save your life corpse implant" he agreed to is actually a pupeteer parasite and Lolan gets Eaten Alive.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When Xiang Ye and Rosso start fighting, he tries to flee. It goes badly.
  • Tron Lines: Once he starts over-exerting himself in using the regal scepter and a "forbidden mental-energy-enhancing potion", he sports these all over his body.
  • The Unfavorite: Despite his scientific talent in pharmaceuticals, his father considered him a useful servant to his older brother because he happened to be the second-oldest and a poor fighter. This drives him to villainy.
  • The Victim Must Be Confused: He tries to claim that Barte is under human brainwashing the moment he shows up in the throne room and punches him in the face for attempting to have him killed and selling out the tribe so to sit on the throne.
  • Villainous Breakdown: The instant Xiang Ye cures Kahn, he flies into a Motive Rant induced rage and starts to abuse the Pale-Moon Crystal Imbued Scepter.
  • Virtue Is Weakness: When Xiang Ye briefly stops fighting for fear of the collateral damage, Lolan begins ranting that he has the upper hand against "the knock off mecha". Xiang Ye quickly proves him wrong by literally throwing him and his antique steam-powered mecha out of the city, and smacking him down some more once they're outside.

Beast Tribe

     In General 
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A race of humanoid beasts. The tribe was created by the God Tribe to carry and collect resources.
  • Beast Man: They look like human-fur animal hybrids that are intelligent.
  • Human Pack Mule: Implied. They were created by the God Tribe to carry resources, making them humanoid pack animals.

Eastern Tribe

     In General 
A race of humanoid reptilian creatures that neighbors the human tribe.
  • Dying Race: Tols Angus invaded their territory, killed most of them, and left some alive for some unknown reason.
  • The Famine: They were suffering from a famine due to drought just before the Regent's invasion.
  • Lizard Folk: They look like reptilian humanoids.
  • Odd Name Out: The tribe's name refers to its location, rather than the race as it does with the other tribes.

     Mochia 
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Angus, you promised!
The top swordsman of the Eastern Tribe.
  • Did Not Think This Through: He attacked the young king without considering the consequences, figuring his tribe was doomed anyway, just going for what he considered maximum damage.
  • Energy Weapon: When lacking a sword, he makes one out of his boundary force.
  • Famed in Story: His name is so well known, Isabella not only respects him, but also trained under him for a while.
  • Karmic Death: His betrayal of the Leader of the Grey Dragon Knights and the Minister of Agriculture cost him his life and the well-being of his people.
  • Master Swordsman: What he was known for.
  • Misplaced Retribution: In retaliation for the regent's wrongdoing, he goes after the young king, who knew nothing about it, and couldn't have stopped it even if he did.
  • Off with His Head!: How he dies.
  • Red Baron: He was known as "The God of Swords."
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Defied. He was brave and noble. It's Humans Are the Real Monsters.
  • Rugged Scar: He has a scar along the left side of his face, the left eye is unharmed though.
  • Worf Had the Flu: He was not anywhere near his best when Sophisas intercepted his sword strike against the king, and he was already incapacitated when Sato beheaded him from behind.
  • You Said You Would Let Them Go: The reason he and Beru agreed to let themselves be brought before the king in chains, and present the severed heads of the Minister of Agriculture and the Leader of the Grey Dragon Knights is that apparently Regent Angus promised them drought and famine relief if they complied; then he turned around and proclaimed "I said no such thing" when everyone was present before the king. It is this act of villainy that prompts him to launch an attack on the king, losing his life in the process.

     Beru 
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A general of the Eastern tribe.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: He states that humans are the most evil of all the tribes.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: His willingness to cross the diplomatic efforts of the Leader of the Grey Dragon Knights and the Minister of Agriculture ensured the near extinction of his people.
  • Rugged Scar: He has a small scar on his mouth that enforces his military background.

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