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     Xiang Ye 
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Come at me!
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.
  • 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.
  • Adorkable: Perverted, easily excitable, and a bit of a Butt-Monkey, but strangely endearing.
  • 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!
  • 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? Trap the bastard in a giant microwave oven and turn it on.
  • 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...
  • The Big Damn Kiss: Finally happens in chapter 134, and the crowd goes wild!
  • 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.
  • 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 Liu Xou 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.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Justified. 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.
  • 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.
  • Character Tic: When he gets a perverted notion regarding a pretty girl, his nose flares and shoots out jets of steam, blood, or both.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He is quite perverted, which most of the ladies actually find flattering, even Isabella, though she finds it just as irritating. 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 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.
  • 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 smoking hot, 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.
  • 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.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Believe it or not, he gets to dish one of these out. Cocky mage, meet giant mecha.
  • Devoted to You: To Isabella. Even when he had the chance to abandon her on the 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 Honor 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."
  • 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.
  • Expy: This guy is practically Tony Stark armed with the Reality Infinity Stone.
  • Fatal Flaw: Cockiness. He has a disturbing tendency to gloat when he thinks he's in a superior position, rather than capitalize on it. This frequently turns around to bite him. Considering he's 14, or 15, tops, this lack of maturity is understandable.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: Xiang Ye builds these into his armor. They are so powerful they can easily penetrate through Rennes' magic shields with superb accuracy.
  • Friendless Background: On Earth, he had no friends, and his parents left overseas for years, leaving him to his own devices all that time.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Has superb technological skills to craft a Humongous Mecha and an Iron Man suit, complete with repulsor rays.
  • 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 resolves to crush 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 biblings.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Deconstructed. As jealous as he is towards Isabella, and rightly so, he wants her happiness far more than his own, even if it involves someone other than himself, especially since Isabella herself constantly besmirches him. Unfortunately, Isabella sees such overtures as an insult to her character instead.
  • 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 Ilana 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.
  • 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.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Surrounded by armed soldiers while you are unarmed? Immediately surrender and hope they don't decide to kill you anyway.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The feminine guy to Isabella's masculine girl.
  • Microwave the Dog: In self-defense. And There Was Much Rejoicing.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Once Killed a Man with a Noodle Implement: Well not killed, but otherwise quite literal. He defeats Nainai with a bowl of instant ramen.
  • Opposites Attract: He and Isabella are polar opposites in just about everything, and that's why he's completely smitten with her.
  • Parental Abandonment: His parents have been overseas for years, and he's a young teen.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Renaissance Man: He is a brilliant artist, craftsman, modern technology expert and entrepreneur. He can also drive the vehicles he crafts as well as pilot his Humongous Mecha and Iron Man suit.
  • 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.
  • 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 shower him with applause doesn't hurt his feelings either.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 one of her servants, 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 which comes from a race that values Asskicking Equals Authority. She's mastered magic, swordsmanship, archery, and even passed the entrance exam for CQC, though she's not interested in that one.
  • 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.
  • Beneath the Mask: Very subtle, but as much as she complains, loudly, about it, she obviously likes being married to Xiang Ye. She blushes like a shy highschool girl every time he snuggles up to her, gets jealous when other girls catch his eye, or vice versa, and is quite comfortable waltzing around underclothed before him, and only him. Though he's still going to have to work extra hard before she lets him go any further than casual flirting, hugging her around the waist while she's fully clothed, or simply placing his hand on her shoulder to comfort her.
  • Battle Couple: With Xiang Ye. When in battle together with him, she covers his shortcomings perfectly, while he brings out the big guns, literally.
  • 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.
  • Boobs of Steel: Largest bosom in the cast, and even without her magic 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.
  • Broken Bird: She suffers from major survivor's guilt, and it often shows.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Very irrationally so. She abuses Xiang Ye, verbally, emotionally, and physically, has him sleep on the floor, denies him sex, and makes herself as off-putting as possible. Yet, seeing a girl smile at Xiang Ye causes her to emit killing intent. Seeing Xiang Ye in the same room as women wearing bikinis, who are actually statues, and she punches him in the face!note 
    • Chapter 45 ratchets up the irrationality even higher. She gets jealous even if Sophisas, another guy, so much as pets Xiang Ye on the head and tells him to stay out of danger.
  • 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...
  • Covert Pervert: She is at least as perverted as Xiang Ye, often finding innuendo where there is none, but her "royal dignity" doesn't let her admit it, so she blushes and shoves the blame on Xiang Ye, which he appreciates.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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. That is hard-core, and Xiang Ye is genuinely moved.
  • Domestic Abuse: At least initially. Afterwards she merely acts cold towards him.
  • 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.
  • 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 granted the ability to study both swordsmanship and magic simultaneously.
  • Forceful Kiss: She is given one by Xiang Ye as part of a Cooldown Hug.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: She's prone to demeaning and insulting Xiang Ye, calling him "trash" by default. Anyone else does it, especially the Regent's son, Tols Buri, and there will be blood...
  • Hypocrite: "Hmph! Useless humans. Always fighting among themselves." Says the Demon Queen who got deposed by her own handmaiden.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Implausible Fencing Powers: Justified. In chapter 37, she's shown swatting arrows with her sword, purely by hearing them being shot, as she's blindfolded. The justification comes from the fact that this is what Dorona is teaching in class, and Isabella's the first to pull it off. The rest... aren't so lucky.
  • Indifferent Beauty: She's smoking hot 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.
  • 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 Honor 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. The latter part, aside from her physical beauty, is why Xiang Ye is completely devoted to her.
  • Lady of War: Beautiful, elegant, unflinchingly noble, and absolutely deadly in a fight, even without her "Boundary Force."
  • Magic Knight: In Honor Academy, she takes the magic and sword classes simultaneously.
  • 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.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The masculine girl to Xiang Ye's feminine guy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Opposites Attract: She's Xiang Ye's polar opposite in just about everything, and she knows it. Still, despite constantly proclaiming how irritating it is, she does indeed enjoy being Xiang Ye's wife, even if it is purely for the sake of appearances.
  • 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.
  • 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 head first into a suicidal charge against the human soldiers who defiled her followers.
  • Romantic Fake–Real Turn: She starts the story faking being in love 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 grows to love him for real.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Despite knowing full well the effect her body has on Xiang Ye, she doesn't mind him walking in on her changing. He has already seen Isabella naked, so she doesn't see any point in covering her modesty from him. This does have a very strict "look but don't touch" policy though.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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's harsh and difficult to please, but should you succeed, she's a very faithful and devoted woman. Xiang Ye lampshades it himself but thinks she's Worth It.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Child: A flashback shows that she was absolutely adorable as a small child, happily playing with all sorts of beings, no prejudice in her body.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: She's the only one allowed to mess with Xiang Ye Anyone else who tries is quite likely to find themselves getting very familiar with the sight of their own blood and the feeling of terrible pain
  • Weak, but Skilled: Although she's not able to blast mountains to rubble without her magic, her sword and archery skill 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.
  • 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. She tries, and she'll get hunted by both the humans and the demons.

Royal Academy

Students

     Alex "Eli" Ayr 
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Here I come!
The first student met by Isabella and Xiang Ye while they're applying for class at Honor 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 met.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Opaque Nerd Glasses: His glasses are so thick, we never see his eyes.
  • Prone to Tears: He tends to cry quite easily.
  • 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, A for effort.

     Wakiri Nainai 
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Oh, I see some nice sashimi up ahead!
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 most powerful fire-based spell and hurls it back.
  • Chef of Iron: Chef and badass combatant.
  • 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.
  • Exotic Weapon Supremacy: Summoned cooking implements serve him well as weapons.
  • Expy: Of Pica from One Piece.
  • 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.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: He was named based on his cries as an infant.
  • Lethal Harmless Powers: Again, summoning cooking implements as weapons of war.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: He makes cooking implements viable weapons of war.
  • 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 kindess. 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 a 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.

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     Yuri Aisha 
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Hello, I'm Aisha. Please take care of me.
Introduced during the Tournament Arc as a mage and the top assistant of magic teacher Aisi.
  • Audience Surrogate: Her role is to move the plot forward by asking questions the audience might have about the world setting, so that the characters can answer them.
  • 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.
  • Healing Hands: In addition to ice magic, she knows some basic healing spells.
  • 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: Going up against Rennes in the finals? Sorry, rather not have him blast me into the hospital, thanks.
  • 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 effeminate.
  • 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.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Bright pink.

     The Twin Sisters 
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Erm... Oops!?
Two mages introduced during the Tournament Arc.
  • 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 a not a good idea, which they lampshade.
  • The Dividual: They are a matched set, where one goes, the other follows.
  • 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 
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The guy riding me? He's my servant, not the other-way around.
A duo consisting of a mage and a nekomata.
  • Author Avatar: As showcased shortly after chapter 79. When the author wants to make an announcement, the cat serves as his mouthpiece.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Moss Feili has powerful magic, but can't use it very often, as it takes everything out of him, leaving him barely conscious.
    • Gets worse, he can only pull off his full power at high-noon.
  • Cats Are Snarkers: Snarky and a giant cat.
  • Cats Hate Water: Played for laughs as Xiang Ye is transporting him across The Lake of Sound.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Snarky and complete with a straight face.
  • The Dividual: Aside from author announcements, General and Feili are always seen together.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He's only referred to as "General." Unless that really is his name.
  • Fastball Special: The Queen of Thorns throws him at Eli in chapter 68.
  • Light 'em Up: Feili uses powerful light magic attacks.
  • Logical Weakness: Vulnerable to catnip as much as any other cat.
  • Meganeko: He's a very big cat.
  • Power Incontinence: Moss Feili has almost no control over his "light" magic. When he fired at Nainai, he nearly blasted General too, along with the audience. Even Andre called it "dangerous."
  • Spanner in the Works: He very nearly exposes Isabella in chapter 71 by stating that Isabella's "Boundary Force" is like those of the Demon tribe. Interesting play on the old phrase "letting the cat out of the bag."

     Tols Rennes 
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Hmph!
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 and a Chick Magnet.
  • 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 constantly trying to force himself on 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, in all but name, the feeling appears mutual.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: The three reasons he wants the finals of the tournament a fight to the death?
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: His reaction after Xiang Ye bitch smacks him in the face.
  • Broken Ace: Downplayed, but present. 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.
  • 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."
  • Cuckold: The first time he meets Isabella (Yi Bei) and rescues her from Tols Buri's Sword Beam, he could be forgiven for flirting with her because he was unaware she's married to someone else. Unfortunately, even after learning she's married to Xiang Ye, he still hits on her, to her annoyance. He has the gall to be "irritated" when Xiang Ye points this out in chapter 59.
    • Before the match against Xiang Ye, Rennes promises to kill him because he doesn't deserve Yi Bei. Xiang Ye retorts that Yi Bei belongs to him.
  • Elemental Powers: He has demonstrated magical spells and abilities in the following areas.
  • Entitled to Have You: To Isabella. He pointedly refuses to stop pursuing her, regardless of whoever tells him "no."
  • Everyone Has Standards: If not for his respect for Tols Angus, and the fact that the Tols siblings are the blood borne sons of Tols Angus, this guy would have wiped out Tols Buri, Tols Bushi, and Tols Buno 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.
  • Feed It with Fire: Using magic against him is a fundamentally bad idea, as his Wingding Eyes 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.
  • Hate Sink: His arrogance, Lack of Empathy, smugness, 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 for the asking, are enough reasons to despise him.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: Just look at the page image.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Quiet One: Almost never talks.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: He's also a member of royalty, Tols Buri's uncle at that.
  • Sanity Slippage: Goes batshit crazy after Xiang Ye blasted him with a laser beam. His face becomes crazy and ugly.
  • Smug Super: He's very powerful, and loves to flaunt it.
  • The Stoic: Seldom shows emotion.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Which triggers Xiang's jealousy as he sees Isabella in a Princess Carry.
  • Too Powerful to Live: The fate of his mother's side of the family due to their Superpowerful Genetics.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: While he is somewhat skilled at using high level spells, Rennes always relies on brute strength to overwhelm his opponents instead of analyzing them.
  • 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 gets serious. Say hello to a laser beam to the face, Rennes.
  • Villainous Breakdown: In chapter 142, he gives up 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.
  • Wingding Eyes: When he projects boundary force, his hair lifts, revealing his hidden eye. A close-up in chapter 137 shows that his pupil is replaced by some swirling pattern of unknown origin or meaning, which probably explains why he's got so much boundary force, he can throw kaiju into the sky.
  • 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 may have taken out his good eye.

     The Tols Siblings 

As a whole:


  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Royalty, due to being the son of the regent, by blood, and treat all non-royals with contempt, on a good day, unless said non-royal has permission to smack them around.
  • Bishōnen Line: Inverted. The more power they pump into their "dragon" forms, the uglier, and more inhuman-looking, they get.
  • The Bully: They love to throw their weight around.
  • 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.
  • Evil Redhead: Red hair, and even more despicable than their father, who is a genocidal warlord.
  • Family Theme Naming: Tols Buri, Busch, Buno.
  • Hate Sink: They are so detestable, Tols Angus, a genocidal warlord, and their own father, has to resort to credible death-treats to keep them in line. Everybody else would throw a party if said threats were carried out.
  • In the Blood: They all are part-dragon, per an oath The Regent signed with the king of the Dragon tribe, just like the Regent is part dragon as his parents did the same.
  • Jerkass Victim: The only ones to have any tears concerning what happens to them in the second half of the tournament? Each other.
  • 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 go around making death threats and attacking with lethal force? Perfectly okay. Their intended targets so much as defend themselves? "Die for messing with us!"
  • 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.
  • 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.

Tols Buri:

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You peasants should be grateful I grant the boon that you breathe the same air as I do!
The first born son of the regent.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Xiang Ye.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: As a member of the royal family, being the son of the Regent, when his brother, Bushi suggests the "brilliant" idea of hiking the prices for crystals, when the prices are already exorbitant, he not only orders the prices to be hiked by five times the going rate, but goes "those pathetic citizens are supposed to be supporting us anyways!"
  • An Arm and a Leg: Combined with Wrecked Weapon. In chapter 104 Isabella defeats him by cutting off his sword arm, along with slicing his sword in half, and gouging his mid-section.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Literally. As a result of going One-Winged Angel, he towers over Isabella and his sword becomes bigger than she is tall.
  • 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.
  • The Bully: He's a stereotypical highschool bully in a fantastic setting. Even his father, Tols Angus, has issues with it.
    Angus: "I catch you playing around like this again, I will end you. NOW LEAVE!"
    Buri:"Un-Understood."
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Openly brags about knocking Xiang Ye, Isabella, and three others from the Forging Class down a cliff to be Left for Dead.
  • Entitled Bastard: During the tournament, he outright orders Xiang Ye to give him a ride to the finish line on one of his troop transport vehicles. Everybody laughs in his face, even the audience at the arena.
  • Evil Is Petty: The same boy he calls a "brain-dead useless lumber" refuses to give him a ride during the joint class training exercise/exam? Seal the exit portal and try to trap him atop a glacier to die. When that fails, he has his brothers try to kill Xiang Ye by destroying the entire glacier and leaving him in the rubble.
  • Evil Redhead: Red hair, rotten to the core, just like his father and siblings.
  • Family Theme Naming: All the Tols siblings have a name that start with "Bu", Buri, Bushi, and Buno.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Aside from Tols Bushi and Tols Buno, 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."
  • Moral Myopia: Has tried to kill the main characters, among others, on-screen, repeatedly. Xiang Ye retaliates? HOW DARE HE?!
  • Oh, Crap!: When he sees Xiang Ye alive and well, entering a tournament against his brother, Bushi.
  • One-Winged Angel: Bushi is not alone. In chapter 102. He becomes gigantic, wielding a fiendishly looming blade, bigger than Isabella is tall, and looks more demonic than actual demons do.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Red eyes, and dangerous, because he's completely unscrupulous and won't hesitate to stoop to any villainy.
  • 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.
  • Smug Snake: He truly thinks he's better than anyone, at pretty much anything he turns his hand to.
  • Stupid Evil: What's the best way to find a set of coins in a forest? Start a forest fire to burn the forest and everything in it down, and then take the coins afterwards! Despite, you know, being in that forest too...
  • 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 body-guards at a truce signing ceremony. 2.) The army of said war-criminal raped and murdered her most loyal generals, and nearly did the same to her. 3.) He's constantly going out of his way to insult, harass, and antagonize her husbando. 4.) He's already tried to kill her himself. 5.) She finds humans annoying, at best, and he is clearly not the best humanity has to offer.

Tols Bushi:

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Raise the prices! That will make the gold chest bigger!
Younger sibling of Tols Buri.
  • 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.
  • 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's favor, leaving Bushi a total wreck, that would have died without rescue, while Xiang 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.
  • Evil Redhead: Just like his father and brothers.
  • Family Theme Naming: All the Tols siblings have a name that start with "Bu", Buri, Bushi, and Buno.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Think it's a fun game knocking a guy off a glacier and burying him under a pile of rubble to die? Let's see you laugh off getting trapped in an airtight dome of stone that you can't break out of. Go One-Winged Angel to break out of that? Fine, how about getting cooked alive?!
  • Logical Weakness: His slimes are indeed vulnerable to something, heat.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: Sabotages Xiang Ye at the interschool tournament, and then tries to kill him and the rest of the class, except for his brothers, by smashing the glacier they're standing on.
  • One-Winged Angel: Chapter 91. He fuses with a "parasite slime" Refining Teacher Yalu gifted him, which not only allows him to break out of the air-tight dome Xiang Ye trapped him in, but makes him Immune to Bullets, with the appearance of a demon.
  • Personality Powers: He uses slime summoning magic, and he's a particularly slimy individual.
  • Smug Snake: So odious, he doesn't even treat his teacher with respect. Tols Buri at least pretends to care about greeting teachers by title, if for no other reason than he's aware they can smack him around, legally, when they get angry at him, as Dorona demonstrates when she catches him skipping class.
  • Stupid Evil: He gets the "brilliant" idea to hike the price for power crystals even higher, which Buri runs with and orders to be raised to five times the current rate, at a time that the poorest quality crystal costs as much as a house, and thinks people will simply pay it, without question.
  • 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 in chapter 94, his prognosis is not good. The chances of his death from shock, if not extreme damage to his internal organs, is still quite high.
  • 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 Dark 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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Finally, someone who can take a punch!
Younger sibling of Tols Buri
  • 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 Redhead: Just like his father and brothers.
  • 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.
  • Family Theme Naming: All the Tols siblings have a name that start with "Bu", Buri, Bushi, and Buno.
  • 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.
  • Moral Myopia: He, Tols Buri, and Tols Bushi try to straight up murder Xiang Ye atop a glacier, not to mention over 20 other students, yet he has the gall to be enraged that Xiang Ye dares not spare Tols Bushi as the latter is trying to kill him in a tournament match.
  • One-Winged Angel: Almost literally. True to form, he goes "Dragon" when Eli proves too strong and skilled to simply stomp into the ground, and could actually give him a challenge, but by the time the transformation is complete, one of his wings is badly damaged.
  • 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."
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     Tols Penny 
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I don't understand...
The "Royal Daughter" of Tols Angus.
  • Ambiguously Human: Chapter 131 reveals that she can turn her fingers into claws strong enough to clash with a sword made of "useless lumber." Only non-humans have demonstrated such feats so far.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Repeatedly demands Isabella stop holding back and reveal her true strength. Isabella complies, and she quickly regrets it.
  • 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 with the druid class representative, 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 Axe-Crazy, for the pleasure of both delivering and receiving pain.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: Implied.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • High-Heel–Face Turn: Foregone Conclusion. She's one of the people in Xiang Ye's party as part of the In Medias Res.
  • 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: Her name has yet to be revealed. The only reason we know she's related to Tols Angus is that she calls him "father" in chapter 49. Even then, we don't know if they're blood related or not. Her name is finally revealed in passing in 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.
  • 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: Even by the late 90+ chapters, we still don't know very much about her.
  • The Stoic: Seldom shows emotion.
  • 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 a 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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This fool...
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.
  • 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 
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We must thank Xiang Ye
The pastoral class representatives.
  • Charm Person: Giro Emery uses magical pheromones to manipulate her match with Eli.
  • 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.
  • 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: The female 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, bar Xiang Ye, perv-out.
  • Punchclock Hero: They sided with Xiang Ye because he paid them, but they're still good and noble individuals.
  • 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.
  • Summon Magic: During the Lake of Sound and Forest fields, they had a giant bird, summoned by Giro Abilly, that they rode on, but lost the animal as a result of the forest fire.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: The male dresses up like a woman and actually looks pretty good.

Faculty

     Principal Vasily Andre 
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This battle was just so exciting!

The principal/headmaster of Honor 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Honor Academy's The Spartan Way training.
  • 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.
  • 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 waver 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.
  • Older Than They Look: He looks like he might be in his late 30's. In truth, he's supposed to be over 200.
  • 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.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper:
    • He knows Isabella is the Demon Queen, but is keeping quiet about it, for his own benefit.
    • Similarly, he knows Xiang Ye is an otherworlder 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.
  • Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Which Xiang Ye notices immediately the moment they met.

     Swordmanship teacher Dorona 
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Isn't this a bit excessive, Aisi?!

  • A-Cup Angst: Seeing Isabella's generous bust made her self-conscious, so she stares at Aisi's smaller chest to make herself feel better. Aisi doesn't like it.
  • 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.
  • 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.

     Magic teacher Wadley Aisi 
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Stop hogging the practice yard! You and your sword students!

  • A-Cup Angst: Invoked. She becomes self-conscious about her bust when Dorona compares her to Isabella.
  • Brutal Honesty: She allowed Xiang to be tested with her magic ball, just to show him how unsuited for magic he is.
  • Cute Witch: She definitely looks the part.
  • Everybody Has Standards: Even she thinks Tols Rennes went too far in chapter 107, and openly lectured him, which is the most she can reasonably do. He was unmoved.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Playing with Fire: Her magic is primarily based around fireballs.
  • 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.

     CQC teacher Mike Yaso 
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My back is sore!
  • 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.
  • 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.

     Forging 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.

  • Awesome by Analysis: As revealed in chapter 32, 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.
  • Cast from Lifespan: Using his unique "pale-moon" stone eats up his life-span in exchange for not needing materials and "infinite" ability to use his pen.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Formerly gold hair, and willing to literally spend his life for his people.
  • Hero of Another Story: He got the "pale-moon stone" from the Dwarves, not just as a sign of friendship, but after many meritorious deeds on their behalf, and he is directly responsible for building the town walls and defenses that allow the human tribe to even exist, at tremendous personal cost.
  • 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.
  • 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 a full scholarship after seeing the boy's talent with pen and paper, and willing to try out Xiang'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 Dwarven blue-prints 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.

     Refining teacher Yalu 
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Really, Martin, why did you bring students out here to be dragon chow?

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Xio Luo plains.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: His refining class is the only place, aside from the Dwarven 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 the referee shows up and asks to have a nice little chat with him.
  • Power at a Price: He "gifts" Tols Bushi the parasitic "super 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 that he hasn't shown off yet, and Yalu is only comparing Tols Bushi's penultimate 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.
  • 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.

Human Kingdom

     Tols Angus 
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Good work!
The Regent
  • 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 but is a scheming snake who wouldn't know the term "trustworthy" if it smacked him in the face.
  • 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 Liou Hou plains, and many characters point that out. Killing him is hardly easy, however.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: He's utterly detestable, yet the public can never quite figure it out.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He may be a brutal, conquering warlord, but all his evil deeds have some kind of tangible gain, territory, wealth, power and position, etc. His son's preening and meaningless bullying irritates him to the point of death threats because it needlessly antagonizes others and actively breeds enemies, which will hinder him sooner or later. Not to mention preemptively alienating some very useful tools, like Xiang Ye...
  • 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: That throne room of his in chapter 49. It has to be seen to be believed.
  • 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.
  • In the Blood: His sons are all as evil as he is. They're just not as smart.
  • 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 body guards, 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 one other from "The Eastern Tribe" present the heads of the Minister of Agriculture and the general of "Grey Dragon Army" and then has Sato "accidentally" release Mochia, who attacks the king in a rage, to make it look like a Demonic 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.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He will use any and all resources at his disposal to get his way, even if he hates their guts, he can still be... amenable if you are of use to him.
  • 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.

     Guro Dita 
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Your Highness, please reconsider!
Introduced in chapter 8 as Sophisas's adoptive father, also as the tutor to the child king.
  • Actual Pacifist: He desires peace, cooperation, and co-existence between the humans and all the other tribes on the plains. 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! Noone 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 Clan" 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 Lilana, the Demon usurper.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: On the receiving end. The Regent has him assassinated in his own office at the royal castle so that nobody can stop his human-supremacist, war-mongering agenda.
  • 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.
  • 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, leader of the White Dragon Knights 
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Let's begin!
Head of the White Dragon Knights.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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-forgery student Honor Academy's got, and he pulls more than his own weight for the kingdom as a whole.
  • So Proud of You: Almost constantly to Xiang Ye. The first on-screen demonstration is when Xiang Ye provided his "inventions" to the general public, at reasonable prices, managed to get the price of magic stones lowered drastically, making the people's lives considerably easier, forged mutually beneficial contracts with several other classes, particularly the CQC class, and still managed to reel in so much to fund the military that it made the contribution put forward by the Tols siblings look puny by comparison.
  • Vengeance Feels Empty: He learned long ago that the drive for revenge does nothing to tend your wounds or feed your belly.
  • When He Smiles: His head maid Elena finds his genuine smile so adorable, she'd happily spend the night with him...

     Sato, leader of the Purple Dragon Knights 
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Hahaha! Sophisas! Everything you do is because Angus wants it!
Regent Tols Angus's top subordinate.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He doesn't even bother to hide how vile he is.
  • 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.
  • 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!

  • 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 see 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.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: As shown in the page image, 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: And he knows it.
  • Tears of Fear: When he's presented the heads of "The Grey Dragon" general and the Minster 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 stupid or hopelessly naive. He grants a fair hearing to whoever desires an audience, whenever possible, seeks multiple options and opinions before any decision, and openly praises talent when he sees it. In the tournament, the moment he sees Xiang Ye compete, he not only seeks to comprehend the true relationship between Xiang Ye and Sophisas, but rightly states that Xiang Ye would be an excellent pillar for the human tribe, if properly nurtured. Which pleases Sophisas immensely.

     Elena 
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Mhm!...
Sophisas's top maid.
  • 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.
  • Subordinate Excuse: She uses the fact that she's Sophisas's top maid as an excuse to get close to him, and even happily has sex with him on screen, albeit under a blanket.

     The stone vendor 
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Oh Martin, if only you kept quiet about the stone prices.
Second in command of The Purple Dragon Knights.
  • Adam Smith Hates Your Guts: Like Yalu, and the Tols siblings, he thinks the best way to raise money is to raise prices. Unlike the others, he knows there's an upper limit where the market crashes, and people rebel, which he tries to mention, but is hushed by Tols Buri.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: This is what happens to him when Tols Angus hears of the exorbitant price of magic gem-stones, and "investigates" the fact that he's embezzling.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Wears an eye-patch and is second in command of the Purple Dragons.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: In his greed, he denied Martin the usual prices for gemstones, and forced Martin to buy stones at exorbitant prices too. This prompts Martin to investigate, personally.
  • No Name Given: His name is never mentioned.
  • The Scapegoat: To hide his family's embezzlement of the funds raised by selling magic power-stones, Tols Angus has him tortured into confessing and pinning the blame all on himself.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: When asked by Tols Buri why the chest representing the usual bribes and kickbacks was small, he goes "it's all there! We checked! None of it was embezzled by us!" Tols Buri not only agrees without question, but goes with his brother's idea to hike prices even higher.

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     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!
The one who used the summoning ritual to bring Xiang Ye to the Xiu Luo Plains to be Isabella's "champion", and husband, but she didn't tell Isabella that last part.
  • 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.
  • Parental Substitute: A flashback reveals that the High Priest was the closest thing Isabella had to a parent.
  • 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.

     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.
  • Famed In-Story: His name is so well known, even Isabella not only respects him, but trained under him for a while.
  • 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.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Defied. He was brave and noble. It's Humans Are the Real Monsters.
  • 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 one other member of the Eastern Tribe agreed to let themselves be brought before the king in chains, and present the severed heads of the Minister of Agriculture and the general of "Grey Dragon Clan" is that apparently Regent Angus promised them drought and famine relief if they complied, then 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.

     The Void King 
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Humans! Snack Time!
The guardian entity of Sound Lake, the first field the tournament passes through.
  • 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.
  • It Can Think: To Xiang Ye's surprise, it speaks the human language, begging for mercy upon finding itself on the wrong end of a Vulcan minigun.
  • 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.
  • 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.

     The Queen of Thorns 
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Fucking humans!
The guardian of the Forest field during the first half of the tournament.
  • 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 make Isabella look small, 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.
  • 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.
  • Happiness in Slavery: She used to be Isabella's pet when the two of them were children, and was very, very happy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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