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    Emilia 

Emilia

Voiced by: Rie Takahashi (Japanese), Kayli Mills (English), Lupita Leal (Latin American Spanish)

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The main female protagonist. She is a half-elf girl who is one of the candidates to become the next ruler in the royal election. Subaru first meets her when her insignia is stolen by Felt as she needs to possess it to be eligible to participate in the election.


  • Action Girl: She's an extremely competent spirit user and is able to hold off Elsa.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Lia by Puck, EMT (Emilia Maji Tenshinote ) by Subaru. The English dub adds another from Subaru with Mili, used whenever the Japanese version uses Emilia-tan.
  • Albinos Are Freaks: Emilia's silver hair and amethyst eyes make her a social pariah because she's a dead-ringer of the evil Witch of Envy Satella.
  • All-Loving Heroine: Emilia is kind and helpful to everyone she meets, including those who discriminate against her just because of her resemblance to Satella, and she'll give her all to protect people from danger.
  • All the Other Reindeer: Thanks to her status as a half-elf, as well as for her heavy resemblance to Satella, the Witch of Envy, Emilia is a subject of prejudice among many people, even among the royals and some townsfolk. This causes problems for her as one of the chosen candidates for the throne.
  • The Aloner: Until Roswaal welcomed her into his mansion, Emilia lived at the frozen Elior Forest with her spirit Puck and the frozen elves being her only company. While she had the option of leaving the forest, Emilia felt responsible for looking after the frozen elves and the people from the human villages around the forest would never take her in anyway because they were afraid of her resemblance to the witch Satella.
  • Amnesiac Hero: Emilia remembers very little about her childhood with the other elves of the Elior Forest and her clearest memories are those from after she was released from her ice prison by Puck. This is an important plot point in Arc 4 as Emilia must face her own past as part of her first trial and in many loops, her mind breaks from not being able to bear her painful memories.
  • Anger Born of Worry: She scolds Subaru whenever he does something foolish or reckless for her sake. It's also the main reason why she tries to end their relationship in the third arc, as Subaru kept insisting that he wanted to put himself in danger to prove that he can be Emilia's knight. Thankfully, they reconcile eventually.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: While not nearly as noticeable in the anime, in the novels Emilia tends use out archaic words like "dullard" or "dunderhead" that a lot of old people would use to play on her actual age.
  • The Atoner: Her real motivation to become Lugunica's King is to get access to the Dragon's Blood to atone for a tragic event in her past. She wants to restore her hometown, the Elior Forest, which she froze in ice when she was younger. However, it is not known how many of the elves are still alive there due to the Black Serpent having polluted the land.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a cute girl with a sweet personality. But don't let your guard down, as she can turn you into an icicle if you challenge her.
  • Betty and Veronica: Subaru has romantic feelings for both Emilia and Rem, with their personalities and relationships with him being contrasted frequently. Emilia is the Veronica and Rem is the Betty. Subaru is immediately smitten with Emilia for her beauty and yearns for a Lady and Knight relationship with her, although this causes him to get into arguments with Emilia because she hates seeing him get hurt. Emilia also holds a high social status as a potential heir to the throne and the development of her feelings for Subaru is much slower and complex than Rem's because of her lack of understanding of the feeling of love.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's a gentle and sweet girl who will give her all to help others. But don't let your guard down, she's also a powerful ice mage who won't hesitate to kill anyone with an intent to kill her.
  • Black Mage: She is a powerful ice mage and can cast giant ice pillars, weaponry, and flowers that drain enemies' blood.
  • Break the Cutie: In most of the loops of Arc 4, Emilia has a breakdown after failing the first trial that forces her to face her past. In one loop where Subaru doesn't stay with her as she's trying to go through the trial and Roswaal creates a snowstorm so everyone in the Sanctuary blames her for it, Emilia is reduced to a madwoman who wants to depend on Subaru for everything.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: The Gentle Girl to Subaru's Brooding Boy. When Subaru is hurting and in a need for a good cry, Emilia kindly stays by his side and comforts him until he lets it all out. The dynamic becomes more complicated starting with the fourth arc, where Subaru acts as Emilia's moral support while she's trying to overcome the trial of confronting her past that makes her go insane in some loops.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: A single spiked drink that Rem intended for Subaru gets her completely hammered.
  • Chaste Heroine: She's ignorant about anything related to romance, such as not knowing what a date is or how babies are made. She has a hard time understanding Subaru's love for her and while she knows he's important to her, she wants to properly figure out what romantic love is before answering his feelings. It's also justified because of her stunted emotional growth and lack of proper social interactions before she met Subaru.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: She just can't turn her back on people in trouble. She goes out of her way to help out Subaru and a little girl despite searching after a thief who stole something of national importance.
  • Cleavage Window: Her white dress has a gap that exposes her cleavage.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Briefly in the light novel when she sees Subaru getting affectionate with Rem. Following Subaru's confession to her however, she is somewhat okay with him and Rem, knowing how important Rem is to him even after having no memories of Rem following Rem's coma and gives support to Subaru that he will one day wake her up.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: In the past, Emilia lived with her aunt, Fortuna, and had a father figure in Petelgeuse, who was known back then as Geuse. Then Pandora sends Regulus to attack their village. Geuse does his best to hold him back, even taking up the Witch Factor that contains the Authority of Sloth to do so. Fortuna runs away from the battle, taking Emilia with her. After temporarily defeating Regulus, Geuse runs after Pandora and tries to kill her, but Pandora tricks Geuse into killing Fortuna with illusions, driving him mad and cementing his transformation into Petelgeuse. Emilia as a result tries to kill Pandora. She freezes the entire forest with herself inside it, but Pandora escapes after rewriting Emilia's memories. A century later, she wakes up being the sole survivor and spends several years being marginalized by nearby villages and towns thus she stayed at the frozen Elior Forest out of fear as a result. Puck is her only companion during that time until she met Roswaal, but things didn't exactly get that much better for her beyond having a roof over her head and a stable food source.
  • Demonic Possession: Emilia gets possessed by a specter of the Witch of Envy in arc 4 and goes on a rampage, killing almost everyone, forcing Subaru to commit suicide because he knows he can't do anything in this timeline.
  • Deuteragonist: Aside from the middle portion of the third arc where Subaru and she split due to a disagreement and misunderstanding, she is the focal character of the other half of the narrative because she is as much connected to the overarching story as he is. Emilia is also the only character besides Subaru to appear in every arc from the beginning of the story to present as well as having significant amount of time devoted to her POV in later arcs.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: In the light novel version of her fight against Petelgeuse, Emilia makes an ice clone to attack him as a diversion.
  • Driven to Madness: Multiple times in arc 4 upon facing her past in Echidna's trials. To the point that she doesn't realize that Subaru is being Eaten Alive while she is giving a Lap Pillow. She loses it again in the Oboreru If where she develops Stockholm Syndrome after being kidnapped by Subaru with Puck's help.
  • Elemental Hair Colors: While her magic attribute is actually fire, Emilia's speciality is ice magic and her hair is silver.
  • Elemental Weapon: Her newly developed fighting-style introduced Arc 5: "Ice Brand Arts". Weapon produced & used so far:
  • Establishing Character Moment: Her introduction has her going out of her way to beat some thugs that were assaulting Subaru despite Emilia being in the middle of chasing after a thief who stole her royal insignia. This establishes her as a kind-hearted and heroic person who only wants to help people even if it comes at her expense.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: In the 4th and final loop of Arc 1, despite initially suspecting Subaru was in cahoots with Felt and Rom, she comes to trust him after he helps her fight against Elsa. It is this impression that forms the foundation of their continued relationship.
  • First Girl Wins: Downplayed. Despite the fact that Emilia is the official female protagonist of the series, the first girl who met Subaru and obviously dominated as his main Love Interest, he quickly develops equal feelings for Rem. Thus, despite the fact that the series is still treating Emilia and Subaru as this trope, she is not the only girl whom he is sincerely and truly in love with.
  • First Kiss: With Subaru in Arc 4.
  • Flechette Storm: "Ice Brand Arts: Icicle Line" which creates a limited barrier ice around her opponent and uses the particles within to form many ice weapons which she fires from all directions to the target.
  • Flowers of Femininity: She's a sweet, kind, and feminine girl wearing a white rose on the right side of her hair.
  • Freak Out: Whenever she tries to take Echidna's trial to face her own past for most of Arc 4, Emilia wakes up panicking and crying in terror.
  • Freakiness Shame: Silver-haired half-elves like Emilia are victims of extreme Fantastic Racism because the evil witch Satella is a half-elf. To her disbelief, Subaru isn't even slightly bothered to hear Emilia is a half-elf (because he didn't even know what being a half-elf meant in her world) and instead calls her proof that elf girls are beautiful.
  • Friendless Background: She admits to not having any real friends, since most people hate and avoid her due to her resemblance to the witch Satella. It's shown that before meeting Subaru, Emilia never really had significant conversations with anyone other than her spirit Puck.
  • Girly Bruiser: She surprisingly has higher physical strength than most humans.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Despite her otherwise gentle demeanor, when in combat she is levelheaded, stern, and won't hesitate to kill anyone with an intent to kill her.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Her secondary color is purple to show off her femininity and gentleness.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: She's half-human, half-elf.
  • Hates Being Alone: More than anything, Emilia fears being left completely alone if she ever were to lose Puck.
  • Healing Hands: Emilia uses Spirit Arts to heal people. She uses this to help save Rom's life as well as Subaru's several times throughout the series.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Although with Ice Brand Arts Emilia can and does wield and attack many different weapons in tricky maneuvers, she tends to fight with a ice blade most of the time.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Despite how she present herself on the surface, underneath she is mass of insecurities and is lacking self-confidence almost as much as Subaru.
  • Hime Cut: Emilia has blunt bangs, collarbone length sidelocks, and mid-thigh length straight hair. She's one of the royal candidates for the throne of Lugnica.
  • His Quirk Lives On: She almost always wears a butterfly-shaped hairclip next to her bangs. Flashbacks show her aunt Fortuna wore a similar hairclip.
  • How Dare You Die on Me!: When Subaru sees a vision of what could have happened after he committed suicide in an attempt to save Rem from Lye Batenkaitos, Emilia is sobbing inconsolably as she clings to Subaru's corpse, calling him a liar for leaving her behind after he told her he loved her and would be there for her.
  • Human Popsicle: Emilia accidentally froze herself and her village after she lost control over her magic from seeing her aunt being killed by Petelgeuse because of Pandora. She spent about 93 years frozen until Puck freed her seven years before the start of the series.
  • I Am Not Pretty: Justified. Emilia is a very beautiful young woman, but she happens to be an Identical Stranger of the witch Satella who nearly destroyed the world. Therefore, almost everyone who meets her acts like if she's the living portrait of the devil because of her physical features. Emilia can't understand why Subaru would find her attractive and often takes his compliments of her beauty as him joking around.
  • I Can't Believe a Guy Like You Would Notice Me: When Subaru confesses his love for her, Emilia is shocked and moved to the point of tears because she thought no one would ever fall in love with a half-elf who is the spitting image of the witch Satella.
  • I Never Got Any Letters: In one of the loops in Arc 4, Subaru left her a letter before returning to the mansion, but she couldn't find it. Thinking Subaru disappeared without explanation is one of the things that drive Emilia to her breaking point in that loop.
  • An Ice Person: Emilia's fire attribute allows her to freeze the air in the atmosphere, throw ice at her enemies, and encase them in ice.
  • Ideal Hero: She's heroic, purehearted, caring, strong, doesn't forgive evil, always wants to save people and cares more about their safety than her own even though they may treat her badly because she resembles an evil witch, and has minimal flaws.
  • Identical Stranger: Emilia looks exactly like the infamous Witch of Envy, Satella. This unfortunate resemblance coupled with being a half-elf gives her a lot of trouble.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Unlike Subaru or Rem, Emilia has always been treated with deference due to her heritage so until recent being seen as special from others had been something of curse to her.
  • In the Hood: Back when she lived alone in the frozen Elior Forest, Emilia habitually covered her head with a hood because of her striking resemblance to the witch Satella generated fear in anyone who saw her.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Subaru. She's a half-elf and he's a human.
  • Kid with the Leash: Her Familiar Puck is also known as the Beast of the End and fitting that title, he could destroy the world if he really tries it. Thankfully, the contract Puck made with Emilia prevents this from happening... so long as she is alive, of course.
  • Kill It with Ice: Completely freezes one of Petelgeuse's Fingers, killing him.
  • Lady and Knight: Emilia is the benevolent Bright Lady who does her best effort to help people, while Subaru is the White Knight who loves and protects her at all costs. Emilia is a bit reluctant to accept Subaru as her knight at first, but she gradually gives in.
  • Lady of War: Emilia is gracious young lady and she eventually develops her magic to make it more apt to close-range combat, showing herself to be very powerful in battle.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: In Arc 4, one of the main reasons why she cannot pass Echidna's trials is because her true memories regarding the tragedy of Elior Forest were rewritten by Pandora.
  • Light Is Good: Her outfits are all predominantly white, with silver hair to match. She's the main heroine with an immensely good heart and an impulse to help anyone in trouble.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: She's Puck's entire reason for existence. If her contract with Puck is broken as a result of Emilia getting killed for whatever reason, this will result in Puck going insane and trying to destroy the world.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Her guardians have deliberately kept Emilia in the dark about many important things related to her origins. Her aunt kept her in an isolated room for most of her childhood and refused to tell her about the identities of her parents or the seal at their village that only Emilia can open for some reason. Puck also abstained from sharing with her a lot of information that could have been handy, primarily the existence of the Witch Cult and the fact Emilia would be targeted by them because she's a half-elf.
  • Loss of Identity: After Puck breaks their contract and her memories Eilor Forest return, this becomes her biggest fear and goes through an existential crisis because of it.
  • Magic Knight: Post Arc 4, she seems to gravitate more towards this after the one year Time Skip where her close-quarters combat abilities improved greatly to where she is equally competent in melee and magic. However, she still retains her high magical power.
  • Meaningful Name: The name Emilia is likely derived from the same root as the Latin word aemulus that can mean "envious" or "jealous". This only furthers the mysterious connection between Emilia and the Witch of Envy.
  • Miss Conception: After she and Subaru share their first kiss, Emilia thinks he got her pregnant. Apparently, Puck neglected to tell Emilia about how babies are made.
  • Morality Chain: Emilia is the one thing keeping Puck from trying to destroy the world.
  • Multi-Melee Master: She is proficient in the use of the weapons she makes.
  • My Greatest Failure: Her greatest regret was the choice she made to make a stand against Pandora to uphold Fortuna's wishes over the lives of her fellow villagers. Due to that, Emilia feels as she had sacrificed Fortuna and Geuse because she had been far too weak, immature and ignorant about everything back then. At same time, she feels relief that she didn't betray her aunt's trust and ideals despite her own personal pain.
  • Mysterious Waif: A mysterious girl who saves Subaru on a whim, is looking for an insignia of apparent importance and greatly resembles the infamous evil witch, Satella.
  • Mystical Waif: She's a mysterious girl in a white dress and is capable of using ice (and eventually fire) magic. In Act 3, she is targeted by the Witch Cult, who intend to revive Satella, the Witch of Envy, by having her possess Emilia's body.
  • Mystical White Hair: She has magical abilities and coincidentally has silver hair. This is one of the key features that inadvertently associate her with Satella, the infamous witch.
  • Naked on Revival: After she spent almost 100 years in suspended animation inside a block of ice, she emerged naked when Puck released her.
  • Nephewism: Nothing is known of Emilia's parents. When she was younger, Emilia lived under the care of her aunt, Fortuna.
  • Nice Girl: She's very soft-hearted, kind, caring, compassionate, helpful, and forgiving.
  • No Social Skills: Emilia never really had the chance to learn much about social interaction and norms because people either hate or fear her for looking like Satella. Most of her basic knowledge comes from what her spirit Puck taught her and he still avoided talking about many mature topics with her. She's more naive than she would like to admit and is sometimes dealing with things too unfamiliar to her.
  • Oblivious to Love: She can't understand that Subaru is madly in love with her due to the stigma of being a half-elf, perceiving him as a true friend and fully understanding the motivation of his actions only after he directly confessed his love to her.
  • Older Than She Looks: She's physically 18-19 years old, but was actually born 114 years old years before the start of the series (although she spent most of that time trapped in ice).
  • Only One Name: She calls herself Emilia, only Emilia.
  • Out of Focus: Despite being the main heroine and Subaru's main motivation, Emilia has a significantly reduced role in the second and third arcs that are more focused on Subaru learning to use Return by Death to his advantage, his big Character Development and relationship with Rem. It's until the fourth arc which explores her past that Emilia gains spotlight and a more active role in the story.
  • Peerless Love Interest: From the moment Subaru met Emilia, he saw her as his ultimate dream girl and felt the need to fight for her to prove himself. It gets deconstructed when Subaru self-proclaims himself as her knight and disgraces her before all those present in the royal elections, attacking anyone who voices even the slightest negative opinion about her. Moreover, later during their quarrel, Emilia directly quotes this trope and accuses Subaru of idealizing her in his mind. Emilia also voices her disappointment of Subaru's behavior towards her, saying what she wanted was to be treated like a normal person. They sort it out later, with Subaru promising to try and start thinking of Emilia as a person even if he will still treat her like someone special to him.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: In Arc 4 it is revealed that when she was a child, she was strong enough to freeze an entire forest with just her own power. This led to the deaths of all the elves in the forest.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: In the middle of Arc 4, Puck must break his contract with Emilia so she can overcome Echidna's trial and this will cause him to lose his physical form. Emilia cries and begs Puck to not leave her because she would be all alone without him, but Puck is sure Subaru will protect Emilia in his place.
  • Pointy Ears: She has slightly pointy ears due to being a half-elf.
  • Power Incontinence: Before she formed a contract with Puck, Emilia didn't have much control over her ice magic and it tended to get out of control in moments of emotional distress. This resulted in Emilia accidently causing ice flowers to grow from people's wounds and drain their blood while trying to protect them from monsters. She also froze an entire forest and its elf habitants when her powers went on a rampage from seeing her aunt being killed because of Pandora.
  • Protectorate: She's the most important person in the world for Subaru and Puck, so both go to great lengths to assure her safety. In fact, if anything happens to her, Puck will try to destroy the world.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Her eyes are violet and her clothes always include purple. She's also one of the mages with greatest mana capacity in the setting.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair goes reaches down to her thighs.
  • Ret-Gone: Lye Batenkaitos eats her name during their battle in Arc 6, erasing her from everyone's memories but Subaru's.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Against Pandora, after she forces Petelgeuse into killing her aunt Fortuna and subsequently causing the former to complete self-destruct as person she once knew. It led her powers runing wild in an to attempt to kill the witch out of sheer rage.
  • Sanity Slippage: In an unsettling subtle way in Arc 4. Overall, she's extremely close to losing it in all routes of the story.
  • Secretly Selfish: She claims her ambition for becoming king is to create a world where all are equal, whereas others are driven by personal interests. While her good intentions are true, turns out she does have a personal interest in becoming Lugunica's king; saving the forest which she accidentally froze in ice.
  • Showgirl Skirt: She usually wears a white dress with the skirt split down the front.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: In Chapter 117 of the web novel, after Echidna tries to give her a "The Reason You Suck" Speech out of spite, Emilia brushes it aside, saying that "A fellow witch's spite isn't going to make me bend. After all, I'm a pain in the ass of a woman."
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: "Ice Brand Arts" allows her conjure up any weapon she desires out of ice such as swords, spears and even a battle axe which she can wield.
  • Stepford Smiler: She becomes an "Unstable" type in the loop where she goes insane in Arc 4. Emilia smiles lovingly at Subaru while she's so out of touch with reality that she doesn't realize he's being Eaten Alive by the Great Rabbit.
  • Supernatural Is Purple: A magic user and half-elf with purple eyes. Her white dress also comes with purple details.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: She will make twin-swords just to throw them at her opponents.
  • Token Non-Human: Emilia is the only one of the royal candidates who is a demihuman instead of a full human. This puts her at great disadvantage since people of Lugnica heavily discriminate against demihumans, especially half-elves like Emilia because the Witch of Envy that almost destroyed the world is a half-elf.
  • Top Wife: Emilia is Subaru's indisputable main love interest and the number 1 in his heart. Subaru also develops strong feelings for Rem and Rem talks Subaru into letting her be his second wife. It's downplayed since Subaru makes clear he loves Rem just as much as he loves Emilia and both fulfill his emotional needs in different ways, so he's not intending to play favorites with his potential wives.
  • Tsundere: Sweet type. Emilia is very kind and caring to everyone, but Subaru can bring out the tsun-tsun in her, mostly due to Emilia getting upset when Subaru is being reckless and gets hurt. She also isn't used to having someone who likes her as much as Subaru does so she doesn't know how she should act around him and finds it embarrassing to let him hear her praising him.
  • Waif-Fu: She's a dainty-looking girl who can easily carry grown men with no effort and break walls with her fists.
  • Walking Armory: She can literally create any weapon she wants out of ice.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: She can understand that she cares about others, but has a hard time understanding what it means to love someone romantically because of her innocent personality and lack of personal relationships due to being shunned all her life. She knows Subaru is important to her, is happy that he loves her, and wants to answer his feelings properly, but she still isn't sure if she just likes him or is falling in love with him.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She calls out Subaru when he breaks his promise with her and follows her to the capital only to cause a mess when he proclaims himself to be her knight, starts insulting the Knights of Lugunica and even picks a fight with Julius while using her as an excuse for his actions.
  • Womanchild: Justified as when she was a child, she accidentally froze herself in ice for nearly a century and was released by Puck until a few years ago. While she's chronologically and physically older than Subaru, her emotional capacity is a bit lower than his in some respects.

Tropes in the Oboreru IF

  • Dark Mistress: In the Oboreru IF, Subaru is the leader of his own criminal organization and Emilia is the "princess" he keeps locked up 24/7, only going to visit her when he needs her to lend him a Lap Pillow.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: After Rem destroyed Subaru's capacity to trust people, Emilia is the only person in the world who can make him feel at ease. The moment Subaru can no longer see Emilia in color is when he finally succumbs to his paranoia and decides to end it by letting Ram kill him.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: She's kept in the dark about Subaru's bloody crimes as the Purge King until Reinhard lets her know how much death Subaru has caused.
  • Love Martyr: Despite having her freedom taken away by Subaru, Emilia refuses to leave him even after learning of his terrible crimes as the Purge King. She goes so far as to battle Reinhard to protect Subaru. Sadly, it's Emilia's willingness to forgive and stay with Subaru after knowing of his evil what makes her lose colors in his eyes.
  • The Only One I Trust: After the trauma of Rem torturing him and killing him, Subaru can't put his trust in anyone except Emilia. Actually, he can only sleep when he's alone with Emilia and she lets him rest on her lap.

    Puck 

Puck

Voiced by: Yumi Uchiyama (Japanese), Erica Mendez (English), Jocelyn Robles (Latin American Spanish)

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Emilia's mischievous spirit familiar in the form of a cat. He is protective of Emilia, treating her like a daughter. His stated active time is from 9AM to 5PM.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Beatrice calls him "Nii-cha" (a very affectionate form of "big brother") or "Bubby" in the translation.
  • Badass Adorable: While he appears as a small, cute cat, Puck has enormous magical potential.
  • Beast of the Apocalypse: The title Beast of the End isn't just for show. If Puck loses Emilia, he will turn the world into a frozen wasteland with only Reinhard being able to stop him.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Puck appears affable and carefree, but if you put Emilia in danger, you better run.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Most characters can't resist petting Puck upon seeing him.
  • The Empath: One of Puck's abilities is to read minds. He cannot understand thoughts but can sense feelings. It is because of this, he notices Subaru's inner feelings of anguish.
  • Familiar: He's Emilia's contracted spirit.
  • Guardian Entity: He's an spirit created by Echidna with the specific purpose of protecting Emilia.
  • An Ice Person: Like his master, Puck fights exclusively with ice, but on a much larger scale.
  • Interspecies Adoption: He's a cat-like spirit who has unofficially adopted the half-elf girl Emilia as his daughter. The two think of each other as their only family.
  • Kill It with Ice: In the loops where Emilia is killed, Puck froze Subaru to death.
  • Knight Templar Parent: Protecting his adopted daughter Emilia is the entire reason for his existence. In every loop where Emilia is killed, Puck tries to make the world go down with her.
  • Like a Daughter to Me: He lovingly refers to Emilia as his daughter.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: He has served as Emilia's sole emotional support and caretaker ever since she was released from her own ice prison. In addition, Emilia's contract with Puck suppresses her most traumatizing memories of the tragedy of Elior Forest to keep her stable. One of the most important points of Emilia's Character Development in Arc 4 is for her to stop relying on Puck so much and find the strength to face her past and emotional problems.
  • Mentor Mascot: He plays this role to Emilia, which is made especially obvious in their backstory. Ever since Emilia lived by herself at the frozen Elior Forest, Puck was her only guide and protector. He taught her how to make contracts with lesser spirits and made a contract with Emilia even though he wasn't supposed to so he could give her a greater power to fight.
  • Panthera Awesome: His true form looks like a giant sabertooth cat.
  • Papa Wolf: He thinks of Emilia as his dear daughter and is fiercely protective of her.
  • Parental Substitute: Is one for the Emilia, taking care of her everyday schedule and even coordinating her clothes.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: If he ever goes all out, Puck could destroy the world.
  • Put on a Bus: In the fourth arc, Puck is forced to break his contract with Emilia to help her pass Echidna's trial and he hasn't appeared in the story since.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Due to the nature of being a spirit, Puck has lived for an indefinite amount of time, making him possibly the oldest member of the cast.
  • Red Baron: Puck is more well known as the Beast of the End of the Eternally Frozen Lands.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: His small, lovable appearance makes him irresistibly adorable to most characters.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: If Emilia is killed, Puck will go on a rampage by destroying everything and everyone in his path.
  • Satellite Character: His role is serving as Emilia's loyal Familiar and Parental Substitute. Puck doesn't get any focus that doesn't involve his connection to Emilia.
  • Sleep-Mode Size: His small, plushie-like appearance is a false form. His true form is more like a gigantic, monstrous beast.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": "Pack" or "Puck"?
  • Super Mode: His true form is that of a larger, more monstrous version of himself.
  • Undying Loyalty: He declares this to Emilia, claiming he will always be her ally.

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Roswaal's Mansion

    Roswaal L. Mathers 

Roswaal L. Mathers

Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), Ray Chase (English), Nacho Rodríguez (Latin American Spanish)

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A Mangrave as well as an Imperial Wizard and Count who is a benefactor and sponsor for Emilia's bid for the throne. He is a highly influential individual who is also one of Lugunica's powerful mages.


  • The Archmage: Roswaal has access to all 6 of the main elements where as an average person has only access to one or two. He is the strongest non-witch magic user in the kingdom. This because he has a Blessing that allows him to.
  • Arc Villain: He's the mastermind behind all the problems Subaru must face in the fourth arc in the series, as he wants to corner Subaru until the latter has no choice but to overcome the trials in place of Emilia, form a contract with Echidna, and become ruthless like him. He's forced to undergo a sort of Heel–Face Turn after his plans fall apart and the future predicted by his tome is changed.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: A Margrave of Lugunica as well as the strongest court magician. He is also the one who sends Elsa to steal the insignia, thus setting off the plot.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Roswaal is able to deduce that Subaru is capable of time looping simply by watching him being shocked over the deaths of Ram and Garfiel, whom Roswaal had just killed in front of him, yet lack any grief.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Despite his eccentric behavior and looks, no one messes with Roswaal for good reason. He is also much more sinister than meets the eye...
  • The Chessmaster: Roswaal is the direct cause of many of the early events of the story, like the theft of Emilia's emblem to the hiring of Elsa. He does this to recruit Subaru and his ability to help him resurrect his master, the Witch of Greed. However, he is played by Subaru of all people in arc 4 after both copies of the Witch of Greed's Gospel of the future are discovered and burned, forcing him to rely on Subaru to revive his master.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Roswaal sets up an extremely convoluted plan to force Subaru to take the Trials in place of Emilia, making plans for every possibility including Subaru's Return by Death, but gets utterly blindsided by the revelation that Subaru lost his qualifications to take the trials.
  • Evil Counterpart: He is this to Subaru's dad, who was loving and supportive and hoped his son would grow up to be like him. Roswaal wants to mold Subaru into a man like him, but that means making Subaru ruthless, callous, manipulative, and forcing Subaru into sharing his goals.
  • Familial Body Snatcher: Roswaal steals the bodies of his descendants in order to complete his goal of reviving his master. He has been doing this for 400 years by now.
  • Flight: He's capable of this due to his master of wind magic. Is especially notable since he is one of the few people to be capable of this feat.
  • Gender Bender: Roswal indefinitely lived in a woman's body when he used the bodies of his descendants to relocate his soul. This also explains his visibly feminine manner of behavior.
  • Hidden Villain: Roswaal is the direct cause of the early incidents of the show that influence Subaru to join up with Emilia.
  • Impossibly Tacky Clothes: Roswaal could easily pass off as a court jester.
  • I Need You Stronger: Roswaal sets up the events of the first 2 arcs as well as parts of the fourth in order to make Subaru more determined and "complete" him.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Knows martial arts and in the LN he combines this with his sixfold magic.
  • Large Ham: Roswaal loves to talk and dress larger than life. Becomes Evil Is Hammy upon being discovered by Subaru as one of the hidden villains of the story.
  • Legacy Character: All the heads of the Mathers household are named Roswaal, even if the head is a woman. This is because all the Mathers successors have their bodies stolen by the original Roswaal.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He's a handsome man with long hair reaching down his back.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Love is the only reason for his mission of reviving his master.
  • Man Behind the Man: Roswaal hires Elsa in order to get Subaru to join Emilia's side as well as the events of Arc 4.
  • Mark of the Supernatural: He has heterochromic eyes, the right one being blue and the left one being yellow. He's a Familial Body Snatcher who has lived for many years by stealing the bodies of his descendants.
  • Mysterious Middle Initial: He has the middle initial of "L", and it's unclear what it stands for. In his original body, he was Roswaal A. Mathers. He changed the middle initial of his name each time he possessed a new body according to the alphabetical order. His current body is the twelfth one he uses and his middle initial is "L", twelfth letter of the alphabet.
  • Necromantic: His goal is to revive his beloved master Echidna. Even if that meant sacrificing himself or those close to him.
  • Not So Different: To Subaru. Both have women in their lives that are extremely loyal to and will do anything for, Emilia for Subaru and Echidna for Roswaal. In addition they both will not let death stop them, Subaru with Return By Death and Roswaal stealing the bodies of his descendants. The difference between them is that Subaru isn't nearly as obsessed and has things that are also precious to him while Roswaal would sacrifice anything and anyone to achieve his goals.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: As The Archmage and the most powerful being in the Kingdom barring the witches, his destructive ability is phenomenal. When he and Puck had an unrestrained duel, the damage they did to the environment necessitated remapping the land.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: He knows Subaru has the ability to travel back in time, although he doesn't have any idea of how it works or how much control Subaru has over it.
  • Sissy Villain: A feminine man using make-up and wearing a bright, almost clownish suit. Add to this a very mannered tone of speech and seiyuu regularly playing seducers in shonen-ai and you will understand why Subaru is so uncomfortable next to him.
  • Supernatural Is Purple: His clothes are purple and he's one of the most powerful and knowledgeable mages in his world.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Forced into truly joining Emilia's cause in order to gain Subaru's help.
  • The Unfettered: Nothing will stop Roswaal from achieving his goal of resurrecting his master, even if it means killing or ruining the lives of multiple people. Not even death will stop him as he has stolen the bodies of his descendants to live for centuries.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After Subaru manages to Out Gambit him and solve the events of arc 4 without following the events written in Echidna's Gospel of prophecies as it fulfills a part of a contract with Ram, which states that she will serve him with her life as long as events followed Echidna's Gospel, but if this ends, then Ram could do whatever she wanted with him.
  • Walking Spoiler: Just look at the white text.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Basically, in order to bring about his centuries-long desire he follows a black book known as gospel, similar to the ones the Witch Cult carry but superior because Roswaal's is a complete version directly based off the Book of Wisdom; the original gospel. With this, long before Subaru's arrival to his world, Roswaal was setting his plans in motion to win the Royal Selection by using Emilia's position and Subaru's Return by Death. Armed with foreknowledge, he elaborately manipulated the events of first, third and fourth arcs to test Subaru's ability while taking advantages of his insecurities and those around him to keep the future aligned with what is written in his gospel. He would have succeeded if not for some unexpected events outside the gospel's influence, a key betrayal and his own hubris regarding the nature of people.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has indigo hair.

    Beatrice 

Beatrice

Voiced by: Satomi Arai (Japanese), Kira Buckland (English), Verania Ortiz (Latin American Spanish)

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A mysterious mage who guards Roswaal's ancient magical tomes in his enormous library. She has the ability to warp any room in the mansion to this library whenever she chooses.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: She is blonde in the light novel, manga and anime, but the anime gives her pink highlights at the end of her hair.
  • Animal Motifs: Butterflies, given her overall designs.
  • Anime Hair: She has an impressive pair of drill twintails that would realistically need lots of hair spray to maintain. Bonus points for them actually spinning when Subaru pulls them.
  • Anti-Magic: After being contracted to Subaru Beatrice is able to use a spell that can nullify any magic in a set area.
  • The Archmage: Beatrice is a magician at least as strong as Roswaal and is knowledgeable about every form of magic. Justified considering her connection to the Witch of Greed.
  • Artificial Family Member: She's a spirit created by Echidna, the Witch of Greed. Beatrice views Echidna as her mother and has been very much affected by losing her. She also considers her fellow spirit Puck to be her brother.
  • Broken Bird: She lost all her loved ones and friends, including her creator, over the course of 400 years and she can't travel outside Roswaal's mansion because of her role as the library's sole guardian. When she lets herself be vulnerable, it becomes clear she's very depressed, lonely, and hopeless, not wanting to see anyone die again.
  • Casting a Shadow: Her affinity is Yin/Shadow.
  • Cool Crown: She has a tiny coronet latched upon the rear right side of her hair. Somehow, it never falls off.
  • Cry Cute: Her aloof facade falls apart when she breaks down in tears as she speaks to Subaru about her despair from 400 years of being trapped inside the library.
  • Cute Bookworm: She spends the majority of her time in the library, so she is seldom seen doing anything but reading.
  • Death Seeker: She wants to die after spending 400 years alone in the library as part of her contract.
  • Declaration of Protection: Agrees to form a temporary contract with Subaru to protect him while at the mansion.
  • Disappears into Light: Because she's a spirit, her body vanishes into magic particles if she's killed.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Beako, given to her by Subaru.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Her pupils are shaped like butterflies.
  • Familiar: A contracted spirit to Roswaal to look over his library. She later becomes one to Subaru in the same way Puck is to Emilia.
  • Forehead of Doom: Her massive Ojou Ringlets are matched by an equally large forehead that is often given attention.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She wears her hair in two drill twintails.
  • Hates Being Alone: After spending centuries in a library all by herself, Beatrice really hates to be alone.
  • Hikikomori: She's called one because she rarely leaves the library and never goes outside of the mansion. However, it turns out this is not really her choice as she's actually bound by some sort of contract to never stop guarding the library.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: Her greatest wish is finally being freed from Roswaal's library, as she can't leave the mansion until she finds the one who can become her spirit contractor.
  • I Was Just Passing Through: When Subaru demands to know why she went out of her way to only save him from Elsa, Beatrice claims she's only doing what her mother's Gospel is telling her to, denying that she ever helped or spent time with Subaru because she cares for him even though she's obviously bluffing since her Gospel hasn't had anything written in it for 400 years.
  • I Will Wait for You: The last entry of her Gospel orders her to stay in Roswaal's library and wait until "that person" comes. For 400 years, Beatrice has been impatiently waiting for "that person". In the end, even though she has no confirmation that Subaru is "that person", he convinces her it's time to stop waiting and asks her to make a contract with him so she can be free from the library.
    • Echidna eventually reveals that "that person" doesn't really exist. Anyone could have been "that person" and helped Beatrice escape is she decided they were, but Echidna intentionally left her Gospel incomplete just to see who she would pick or what she would do. She even admits that Beatrice being alone for centuries was a possibility she foresaw, but wanted to see what would happen anyway.
  • Immortal Immaturity: She's over 400 years old, but she can throw fits like the little kid she looks like and becomes an adoring child around Puck. Justified because she never got the chance to develop emotionally due to spending the past 400 years unable to leave Roswaal's library.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Her attitude is hard to deal with most of the time, but she has a nice side and is willing to help out Subaru even when given no benefit.
  • Like Brother and Sister: She develops a sibling-like relationship with Subaru after becoming his contracted spirit from the fourth arc onwards. It's very clear Beatrice is the most important girl in Subaru's life right after Emilia and Rem, but unlike those two, the affection between him and Beatrice is purely platonic.
  • Little Miss Snarker: She often makes snide comments at those around her, particularly Subaru.
  • Magic Librarian: She serves as the librarian for Roswaal's mansion as well as being an extremely capable user of magic.
  • Ms. Exposition: Often has to explain everything about magic and history to Subaru. Justified since everyone else doesn't know or are too afraid to talk about it.
  • Multicolored Hair: Blonde hair turning pink at the tips, in the anime.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: She says this to Subaru when he attempts suicide in one loop during the fourth arc.
  • Power Source: She draws power from her library, being at her most powerful while near or inside it.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Appears as a small child, but her wisdom and behavior give away her life experience. Beatrice is the artificial spirit of the Witch of Greed, making her centuries old.
  • Ripple-Proof Memory: While it doesn't work for Subaru's Return By Death, Beatrice is immune to the effects of the Authority of Gluttony while in Roswaal's library. As a result, she is able to remember Rem to a certain extent.
  • Shana Clone: Beatrice is a little blonde girl with her hair styled into a long pair of pigtails. Despite her looks, she's Really 700 Years Old and a powerful mage. She's also an irritable, grumpy Tsundere who especially treats the main character harshly, but warms up to him over time.
  • Showgirl Skirt: Her Pimped-Out Dress has the skirt splitting down the front to expose her legs.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Although she may be an irritable and unfriendly jerk, Beatrice is extremely depressed and lonely after losing the people she cared about and then spending 400 years guarding the library alone.
  • Teleportation: One of the few people in Re:Zero who can pull this off. Not even Roswaal can pull it off.
  • Third-Person Person: She uses "Betty" as a substitute for "I".
  • Time Stands Still: At her absolute strongest, Beatrice is able to stop time.
  • Tsundere: She keeps distance between herself and Subaru, often treating him as an annoyance. However, she is also helpful and kind when Subaru needs it, and seems to appreciate his company at times.
  • Verbal Tic: She has a habit of ending her sentences with "Kashira" (translated as "I suppose").
  • Would Hurt a Child: Beatrice doesn't hold back against an enemy just because they're a child.

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Roswaal's Maids

    Rem and Ram 

The twin maids of the Roswaal mansion. They also are Oni, although only Rem still has her horn.


Both

  • Adopt-a-Servant: Rem and Ram are orphans who lost their parents when the Witch Cult destroyed their hometown. Roswaal then took them in and had them work as maids at his mansion.
  • Coordinated Clothes: Justified since besides being twins, they are both maids and have the same uniform.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Their hair colors match their eye colors. For Rem, they're blue and for Ram, they're pink.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Rem and Ram's home village was attacked by the Witch Cult, their parents were killed, and Ram lost her horn while protecting Rem.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Subaru sees Rem as the responsible sibling and Ram as the foolish sibling. Rem is more hardworking and skilled in contrast with her sister Ram who is more clumsy at work, actively looks for ways to do less work and even falls asleep when she should be working.
  • Horned Humanoid: They should have two horns each, but Oni twins are born with one horn. Currently, only Rem still has her horn because Ram's horn was cut off by a member of the Witch's Cult.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Rem has blue hair, her Peek-a-Bangs cover her right eye, and wears a pink X-shaped hair clip along with a pink flower-shaped ribbon on the left side of her hair. On the other hand, her twin sister Ram has pink hair, her Peek-a-Bangs cover her left eye, and wears a blue X-shaped hair clip along with a blue flower-shaped ribbon on the right side of her hair.
  • Limited Wardrobe: They wear only their maid uniforms for the convenience of being their uniforms as well as explaining the hierarchy. Rem claims that she and Ram don't even own any other attire.
  • Meido: Both work as maids at the Roswaal mansion.
  • Ninja Maid: They're dutiful if snarky maids while doing their day job, but when the gloves come off any unfortunate offenders are reminded that their secondary duty is to defend the mansion to their deaths, and they have the skills to back it up- Ram is a powerful wind mage, while Rem is quite deadly while wielding an Epic Flail that's bigger than her head. It helps that they're both Oni with innate magic powers and skills.
  • Oni: They look perfectly human, but they're actually members of the powerful oni race that can manifest horns to consume and control the mana in their surroundings to enhance their fighting abilities.
  • Only One Name: Like Emilia, Rem and Ram are only known by their given names.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Another key way to differentiate the twins; Rem's hair conceals her right eye and Ram's hair conceals her left eye.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Rem is hardworking, serious, unassuming and reserved, while her twin Ram is lazy, easygoing, overconfident and outspoken. Even more after Arc 2; Rem has become a sweetie who loves Subaru to no end and praises everything he does, as opposed to Ram who still talks down and makes fun of Subaru.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Ram is the more confident, arrogant Red Oni to the polite, self-deprecating Rem's Blue Oni. It's made much more literal by the fact that Ram is a pink-haired oni and Rem is a blue-haired oni.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Rem and Ram are twin sisters and their names are almost the same minus one letter.
  • Third-Person Person: Both refer to themselves in third person.
  • Twin Banter: Early on, they like to engage in synchronized banter to tease Subaru.
  • Twin Telepathy: Ram's clairvoyance can be sensed to a certain degree by Rem.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Rem shares her blue color with her father and Ram has pink hair, which she inherited from her mother.

Rem

Voiced by: Inori Minase (Japanese), Brianna Knickerbocker (English), Alondra Hidalgo (Latin American Spanish)

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The younger, blue-haired twin sister. She does the cooking, although she is stated to be more generally skilled than her sister in all areas.

She initially suspects Subaru of being a Witch cultist because of the "Witch's Scent" she smells in him, leading to very gruesome results in a few loops. After Subaru earns her trust by saving her life, she falls in love with him and becomes the second girl closest to his heart.


  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: Despite the fact that she and Subaru already have a 10-year-old child, IF chapters shows her as an incredibly hot young adult woman, who apparently still is not even 30 years old.
  • Action Girl: Rem is truly a force to be reckoned with, being a One-Woman Army with her Epic Flail especially when she unleashes her Berserk Mode.
  • Advertised Extra: Rem has become the center of a lot of promotional art and products as a result of the growth of her popularity among the fans. Leaving aside the third arc, Rem is not treated as a main character within the series and she hasn't even participated in a good part of the story ever since she fell into a coma.
  • Almost Dead Guy: In one of the time loops where she was mutilated by Petelgeuse's Unseen Hand. Once she and Subaru are alone, she uses the last of her strength to drag her battered body over to Subaru and use magic to free him from his chains.
  • Amnesiac Lover: Rem finally wakes up from her coma after Lye's death, but due to her memory being eaten, she can't remember Subaru nor her love for him.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: To Subaru. It happened in two instances: The first was on episode 14 when Rem was putting Subaru to sleep in the inn. The second time it happened was in one of the loops where Rem was dying after Petelgeuse kills her in front of Subaru.
  • Anywhere but Their Lips: After giving Subaru a Cooldown Hug in Episode 18, she kisses him on the forehead.
  • The Atoner: Rem feels she must work very hard and excel at everything in her sister's place in order to atone for making her sister lose her horn and even feeling happy about it.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: A bad habit of hers, partly stemming from her tendency towards self sacrifice. In any given fight Rem will jump right into the middle of things, pay little attention to defense, and never even consider retreat. It gets her killed multiple times.
  • Badass Adorable: Adorable in most instances especially when she is with Subaru? Check. A One-Woman Army whenever her oni horn manifests? Check.
  • Became Their Own Antithesis: In Arc 2, she's the only one in the mansion who doesn't want to trust Subaru because he has the witch's scent and will kill him if does even a small suspicious move. At the end of the arc, Subaru managed to earn so much of Rem's trust that she becomes his most faithful ally who would readily die for him.
  • The Berserker: Becomes one if she loses control of her emotions while using her oni horn.
  • Betty and Veronica: Subaru falls in love with Emilia first, but later develops feelings for Rem too. Rem is the Betty and Emilia is the Veronica. In contrast to Emilia who is a beautiful half-elf and potential heir to the throne, Rem is a cute maid who loves Subaru unconditionally and functions as his main source of emotional support. Subaru states that unlike with Emilia, he's sure he can show his weak and pathetic side to Rem because she won't let him indulge in his weakness with her kindness.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: She's normally a pretty demure and passive girl. Let her go into battle and she will crush her opponents with her large mace-and-chain.
  • Big Sister Worship: She holds her older twin sister high on a pedestal, believing she can only hope to achieve the great things Ram is capable of.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Subaru. Both of them have low self-esteem due to growing up in the shadow of a more popular and skillful family member and hid their true selves behind a made-up persona to cope. Subaru and Rem bond because they don't know nor care how amazing their family is and this allows them to fully value and care about each other for who they really are despite their flaws.
  • Bite of Affection: When drunk, Rem gives an adorable bite to Subaru on the shoulder.
  • Bodyguard Crush: In the third arc, Rem's duty is to look after Subaru, the man she's deeply in love with, while he's recovering from his fight against Julius.
  • Boobs of Steel: She has a considerable large bust and at the same time a powerful fighter as well.
  • Breakout Character: Her overall character and story has won the hearts of fans and won many awards including the Best Girl award in The Anime Awards 2016, being one of two side characters that hit the top twenty most popular characters on MyAnimeList and earning half of the votes on Crunchyroll. She even gets a "What If" story in which she and Subaru start a family.
  • Broken Ace: Compared to her sister, Rem is more skilled in every form of housework, but Rem doesn't think positively about her skill. Due to always being compared to her always better sister, Rem sees herself as merely a replacement for Ram after she lost her horn. Even after gaining superior skill as a maid, Rem never thinks better of herself.
  • Broken Bird: The destruction of her hometown by the Witch Cult and Ram losing her horn while protecting her left Rem with deep self-loathing and an inability to trust and open up to anyone other than Ram until Subaru's kind words heal her broken heart.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: The Gentle Girl to Subaru's Brooding Boy. When Subaru thinks he's worthless and there's nothing he can do, Rem gives him her love and support so he can stand up and keep going because he has someone who believes in him.
  • Butt-Monkey: It is noticeably lighter than Subaru, but still quite cruelly. In particular, for only one third arc, she manages to die in the hands of Subaru, confessing her love to him, sacrificing herself to save him from the White Whale, and ultimately, she falls into a coma for a few moments before Subaru fully realizes his feelings for her and tell Emilia about it. The 13th volume makes it even more mocking when she dreams of a kiss with Subaru at the moment when he really kisses Emilia...
    • Not to mention she was erased from existence, twice.
      Emillia: Who is Rem?
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: Not as bad as Emilia, but the sidestory, "Alcohol Panic" shows her to be this.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Downplayed. She is fairly possessive of Subaru, but she doesn't mind too much if she sees him with other girls (as long as they don't touch him). She's even fine with the concept of polygamy in regards to Subaru and says she will help him convince Emilia to give him permission to keep Rem as a second wife. At the same time, we do not know directly about her true feelings, since her words mean only that she will not interfere with Subaru and Emilia because of her feelings of loyalty to Emilia as her mistress, and not directly because of some kind of Nice Girl motivations. Though it is Played for Laughs at one point where Rem gets jealous over a ground dragon that Subaru takes a liking for.
  • The Confidant: During the events of Arc 3, Rem plays this role for Subaru. Subaru still can't tell her anything about Return by Death and all he has been through, but he admits all his fears, insecurities and self-loathing to Rem so she can comfort him and reassure that everything will be alright because she believes in him.
  • Contralto of Danger: While she is generally well-spoken, she will completely lose her shit and become rough-spoken when dealing with her adversaries. Especially the Witch's Cult.
  • Convenient Coma: Near the end of the third arc, Rem falls into a coma after her memories and name are eaten by the Archbishop of Gluttony. Since Subaru realizes this far too late, he can't turn back in time to save Rem. Therefore, Rem will be out of the story until Subaru can find a way to wake her up. She regains consciousness at the end of the sixth arc, but she's still missing her memory.
  • Covert Pervert: She makes oblique comments about enjoying Subaru's scent and getting accidentally groped by him.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: She suffers multiple cases due to Subaru's undoing time. The worst is when Petelgeuse breaks her like a doll, twisting all her limbs and neck.
  • Cute and Psycho: She's an adorable young maid and a devoted woman to the man she loves. When she's influenced by her Oni nature and loses control of her emotions, she's a living wrecking ball who will not rest until she destroys everything around her.
  • Cute Bruiser: This maid's fighting style involves swinging around a massive flail, and she can be just as deadly with her fists, too.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She plays along with Ram when deflating Subaru's antics. She sheds this side of her later on after she falls in love with Subaru and becomes more affectionate towards him.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She was initially distant and distrustful of Subaru due to his Witch's scent, but through their trials learns to trust and even deeply admire and love him.
  • Demoted to Satellite Love Interest: In the first arc she appears in, Rem plays the role of a potential enemy to Subaru due to suspecting him of being a spy from the Witch Cult. This makes it essential for Subaru to gain her trust so he doesn't get tortured and killed. Rem was also given a detailed backstory that explored her inferiority complex towards her twin sister Ram and the crippling guilt she felt over Ram getting her horn cut off while protecting her from the Witch Cult. At the end of the arc, Subaru gives Rem the pep talk she needed to let go of the past and start dreaming of a happy future together with Subaru. In the following arc, everything about Rem's character focuses exclusively on her deep love for Subaru as she provides him maximum emotional and combat support in saving Emilia from Petelgeuse. Soon after that, any further development or contribution to the plot Rem could have experienced are left out of question due to the Archbishop of Gluttony eating her name and memories, leaving Rem in a coma indefinitely at least until Subaru can find a way to wake her up.
  • Determinator: Not even being torn apart by Petelgeuse will stop her from crawling her way to Subaru in order to save him.
  • Devoted to You: Becomes utterly devoted to Subaru at the end of the second arc, even though she acknowledges his devotion to Emilia. She even calls him the person she is willing to die for, a fact she proves in episodes 15-17.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: After being torn apart by Petelgeuse in one loop, Rem crawls over to Subaru, frees him and then dies in his arms.
  • Dies Wide Open: In some of the loops she dies like this.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Due to being traumatized from trying to make mayonnaise for Subaru, Rem has developed an intense dislike for the condiment.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: In one of the loops, Rem tells Subaru she loves him before dying after Petelgeuse kills her in front of Subaru.
  • Easily Forgiven: Despite killing and even torturing him in several loops where she thought he was working for the Witch's Cult, it doesn't take Subaru long to get over Rem's actions. He forgives her almost immediately, never holding any resentment, and even trying to consider her point of view as he works to earn her trust.
  • Elemental Hair Colors: Rem, a water magic user, has blue hair.
  • Emotionless Girl: Subverted. In the second arc, she and Ram behave almost completely emotionless, occasionally exchanging short phrases with Subaru and subtly teasing him. However, it later turns out that this is nothing more than a mask from manners and Rem is revealed as a tender and vulnerable girl.
  • Epic Flail: Her Weapon of Choice is a large mace-and-chain.
  • Extreme Doormat: She never questions the orders of her superiors, but is especially subservient to her sister, Ram. If Rem ever does act independently, she does it without the notice of others.
  • Fairy Tale Motifs: Subaru frequently compares her to Sleeping Beauty after she's left in a coma.
  • Faking the Dead: After the battle against the White Whale in the novel, Rem is heavily injured and spends her final moments in Subaru's arms. This is simply a ploy in order to get Subaru to confess his feelings for her. The moment he does so, she instantly wakes up.
  • Fan of Underdog: She has full faith in Subaru and calls him her hero despite no one else, not even Subaru himself, being able to believe he can do anything.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: While initially distrustful of Subaru, Rem comes to deeply admire and even love him after surviving several trials together and witnessing his selfless side.
  • Flanderization: In the side-stories placed between Arc 2 and Arc 3, Rem goes from a girl devotedly in love with Subaru who gives him compliments when he does something that deserves it to a borderline Stalker with a Crush with every single of her lines being praises for any trivial thing Subaru says.
  • Flowers of Femininity: Rem wears a flower-shaped hair ribbon in her maid uniform and has a flower hair accessory when depicted in other clothes like a kimono. She's very demure, girly, and sweet once Subaru brings her out of her shell.
  • Foil: To Emilia. While the relationship between Subaru and Emilia is directly played on the tropes of the genre and is more similar to the modern understanding of Courtly Love, his relationship with Rem is closer to anime Slice of Life romance. While both of them are Nice Girls to Subaru, Emilia is less tolerant to his reckless moments and scolds him for getting himself hurt, while Rem is extremely forgiving and understanding to Subaru's flaws and actively assists him in battle. Moreover, when Emilia in principle has no understanding of the feeling of love and wants to take things slowly with Subaru even after she comes to terms they have feelings for each other, Rem comparatively quickly understands her feelings and judging by the IF story, she does not even have problems with quickly entering a sexual relationship with Subaru.
  • Fond Memories That Could Have Been: In the anime, as Rem's memories are eaten by Lye Batenkaitos, she sees the life she could have (as depicted in Rem Natsuki IF) if she had accepted Subaru's proposal to leave the kingdom Lugnica and started a family with him.
  • Girly Bruiser: Along with being a feminine and lovestruck Meido, Rem is versatile and extremely powerful fighter, especially while using her oni horn.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Unquestionably a good girl, but will not hesitate to use lethal force or torture against one she's certain is working for The Witch.
  • The Gwen Stacy: She becomes this without actually being killed after the third arc. Rem is attacked by the Archbishop of Gluttony and has both her name and memories eaten, which leaves her in a coma. Subaru finds out too late to use Return by Death to bring Rem back, which makes him feel guilty over not being able to save her on time. Subaru swears to kill the Archbishop of Gluttony and find a way to bring Rem back, even if it's not sure that it's possible.
  • Heal the Cutie: When she's first introduced, Rem is a stoic Broken Bird who hates herself for having felt relieved when her twin sister lost her horn and with it, most of the power that made Rem feel inferior. Her suspicions that Subaru has ties to the Witch Cult that destroyed her hometown drives her to torture and kill him in some loops. Subaru manages to gain her trust by risking his life to protect her from the Mabeasts and his kind words help Rem overcome her feelings of guilt and self-loathing over the loss of Ram's horn. After that, Rem becomes the greatest sweetie in the series and Subaru's most loving companion who would do anything for him.
  • Healing Factor: Rem is able to recover quickly from heavy wounds. However, it is noted that her ability is weaker than that of Oni with 2 horns or Ram when she still had hers.
  • Healing Hands: Like all water magic healers, she can perform healing spells. She has even used it as a form of torture, keeping her fatally injured victims alive long enough to be interrogated.
  • Her Own Worst Enemy: Nobody hates and blames Rem for Ram losing her horn more than Rem herself. Even before that, the root of Rem's problems are her feelings of inferiority and worthlessness coming from growing up in her sister's shadow.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In one of the loops of the third arc, Rem sacrifices herself to give Subaru the chance to escape from the White Whale.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: No matter how hard she tries or what good she does, in her mind, Rem will never be better than her sister.
  • Hero-Worshipper: She becomes this to Subaru after he saves her. In Rem's eyes, Subaru is going to be the greatest hero the world has ever seen and she has complete faith in that he can accomplish anything. Thanks to Rem's support, Subaru gains the will to not give up no matter what.
  • Hidden Depths: Who would had thought this mild, mannered girl is capable of tricking someone into confessing to her?
  • Hidden Disdain Reveal: Episode 8 reveals that she hated Subaru from the moment they met, due to carrying Satella's taint and suspecting he's there to ruin her and her sister's lives again. Of course, those feelings completely change in the final loop of her arc.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Just where does she keeps her flail when not in use?
  • An Ice Person: Rem has affinity for water magic, allowing her to create ice crystals and throw them at her opponent.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Blue-eyed Rem usually uses her water magic in the form of ice and when introduced, her personality is very cold too until Subaru defrosts her.
  • Image Song: Wishing.
  • Interspecies Romance: Rem is an Oni who falls in love with the human Subaru.
  • It's Personal: She absolutely hates the Witch Cult. They are responsible for the death of Rem and Ram's parents and home village, as well as cutting off Ram's horn. Just seeing the possibility that someone might be associated with them is enough for Rem to kill them. Since Subaru's Return by Death taints him with the Witch of Envy's scent, it takes him a lot of effort to gain Rem's trust, so much that he actually gets killed by her in some loops because she doesn't want to believe he isn't a spy from the Witch Cult.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Subaru's happiness is the most important thing for Rem. When Subaru in his despair begs her to run away from Lugnica with him, Rem already has a married life with Subaru carefully planned in her mind and admits that would make her the happiest, yet she declines Subaru's request because she can't wish for a future that doesn't make Subaru smile. Rem knows Subaru won't be truly happy if he can't be with Emilia and actively encourages him to never give up on her. That doesn't mean Rem won't try and persuade Subaru to let her become his second wife.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: She resorts to this in one loop where she's convinced Subaru is a spy from the Witch's Cult and tries to get information out of him by brutally torturing him. Unfortunately, he was innocent...
  • Knight Templar Big Sister: Inverted; Rem is shown to be murderously protective of her older sister Ram. In a few loops where she thought Subaru was working for the Witch's Cult, she kills Subaru to prevent the cult from hurting her sister again.
  • Lightning Glare: Against Patrasche, a land dragon steed, when it comes to Subaru's attention.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: She basically becomes Subaru's ray of hope and motivation for never giving up from the middle of the third arc, when she confesses her love to him and promises to provide the maximum possible support in his adventures. Even though he still loves Emilia, Subaru can't deny that Rem holds a place just as important in his heart because Rem is the one who gently pulled him out of his despair, saw the good in him when even he thought he was human garbage and let him find the courage to fight back even when it looks hopeless to win. Subaru himself admitted that if he were to lose Rem for good, he would also lose his will to live. Rem's deep love and kindness drive Subaru to keep going no matter what even after Rem falls into a coma because he knows Rem would be waiting for her hero to save her.
  • The Lost Lenore: She becomes this to Subaru without actually being dead from the fourth arc onward. Rem falling into a coma becomes one of the main motivations for Subaru's actions. He keeps longing for the day in which she wakes up and can stand by his side again.
  • Loving Details: When Subaru tells her all the things he hates about himself, Rem lists all the things she loves about him, going to small details such as his eyes, voice, hands and way of walking.
  • Magic Knight: Her primary weapon is her mace-and-chain, but she can also cast offensive and defensive water-based spells.
  • Mercy Kill: According to what Subaru sees in Echidna's second trial, Rem killed him in the loop where he was cursed to give him a quick death as he was already beyond help once the curse activated. However in a later scene Emilia & Roswaal, this pointed out as being an excuse to kill Subaru as in this loop she still had noticable hostile to him due to witch's misama.
  • Morality Pet: She brings out the softer and more caring side in her twin sister Ram, who wouldn't give a damn about anyone but Roswaal if it wasn't for Rem. This is best shown when we see how Ram's personality becomes much more aloof once Rem disappears from her memories.
  • My Greatest Failure: She has never forgiven herself for the incident in which Ram lost her horn while defending her. Worse, she thinks she's awful for having felt glad when it happened.
  • Nice Girl: After Subaru defrosts her, Rem turns into an extremely sweet, caring, understanding and supportive girl. She's still dangerous if you threaten her dear Subaru.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Although Rem has a lot of soft and sweet Not So Stoic moments, you'd better run away if she becomes emotional or raises her voice, this is the beginning of her Berserk Mode.
  • Present Absence: After the third arc, Rem is no longer actively present in the story due to her being in a coma. However, some of her relevance remains as saving Rem is part of Subaru's main motivations.
  • Put on a Bus: At the end of the third Arc, Rem falls into a coma and has her existence erased from everyone except Subaru, putting her out of the story and giving Subaru a new goal.
  • Red Herring: In the second arc, Rem is set up as the most suspicious member of the mansion due to her particularly distant attitude to Subaru and the audience is led to believe she's the one behind his deaths in the mansion. While Rem did kill Subaru in a couple of loops because she didn't trust him, she wasn't the one who cursed him. It was the dog in the village.
  • The Reliable One: She always works quietly in the background, diligently tending to all of Roswaal manor's chores, and even fixing up Ram's mistakes. If Subaru is ever in need, she will always be there to lend a hand.
  • Rescue Romance: She falls in love with Subaru after he goes to save her from the Mabeasts she was trying to defeat on her own.
  • The Resenter: In the past, while she still adored her sister, Rem secretly resented Ram for surpassing her in every aspect and forcing her to live in her shadow her entire life.
  • Ret-Gone: Twice, actually, during the third arc. First, Rem's existence gets erased by the White Whale in one loop. At the end of the arc, Rem's memories and name are eaten by the Archbishop of Gluttony and falls into a coma. As a result, everyone except Subaru forgets who she is.
  • Rousing Speech: When Subaru thinks everything is lost and the only thing he can do is to run away, Rem encourages him to try again and don't give up because he's her hero and she believes he can do anything.
  • Sacrificial Lion: Again, it's Played With because Rem isn't really dead, but the effect is the same. At the end of the third arc, Rem is left in a coma and has her existence erased from the world to give Subaru something to angst over and show there are some things that can't be fixed with Return by Death.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She loves Subaru because she sees him as a kind, brave and heroic man who will always come to save her and anyone in trouble. He's also the first person who recognized her value as her own person instead of Ram's sister.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: Flanderization in side stories amp up her affections for Subaru. In the OVA, every single time she opens her mouth is to sing Subaru's praises and she does ridiculous things that she thinks will please him like making a mayonnaise bath for him.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: From about the majority of the third arc, Rem takes over the role of the most prominent companion in Subaru's adventures and plenty of time is dedicated to the development of her relationship with Subaru. In many ways, she seems more like the main heroine than Emilia does due to the latter's scarce screentime. This is subverted from the fourth arc onwards; Rem gets written out of the story via Convenient Coma and the focus finally shifts to Emilia and other characters.
  • Stalker with a Crush: She likes to sneak inside Subaru's bedroom in the morning so she can watch him while he's asleep.
  • Stepford Snarker: Rem is sharp-tongued and snarky around Subaru when they meet. She's just copying her sister's behavior because she sees herself as Ram's replacement due to her inferiority complex and guilt over Ram losing her horn while protecting her. After Subaru heals her heart, Rem quickly grows out of this.
  • The Stoic: Rem's facial expression seems to be locked in coldhearted apathy unless she's trying to kill Subaru or Mabeasts. She's soon revealed to be Not So Stoic and after she falls for Subaru, Rem's stoic façade is dropped completely.
  • Stronger Sibling: She excels at everything over her sister Ram and is even stronger when her oni powers are activated. Actually subverted; Ram was actually the superior twin between the two of them. It was only after Ram's horn was cut off from her that Rem decided to make up for it by working harder.
  • Stuffed into the Fridge: Happens quite some times in the third arc, where Rem is killed multiple times only to further Subaru's torment. The scene where she's brutally torn apart by Petelgeuse right in front of Subaru is by far the best example of this.
  • Successful Sibling Syndrome: Rem and Ram are Oni sisters who were born with one horn instead of two due to being twins. Rem is weaker than an average oni because of this, but when they were children, the power of Ram's horn was extraordinary to the point she was much stronger than the adults in their village. Since all the other oni including the twins' parents praised Ram as a prodigy, Rem grew up in her older sister's shadow and tried hard to become good at housework to surpass Ram at something. When their village was destroyed by the Witch Cult, Ram has her horn cut off while protecting Rem. A very dark part of Rem felt relieved that Ram lost the horn that make her the superior sister, something Rem hate herself for up to their teenage years.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: When Subaru first meets her, Rem is emotionally distant, reserved, and snarky. He can occasionally get a smile out of her when he says the right thing. At the end of the second arc, Subaru has completely melted away Rem's ice and now she's all sugar to the maximum.
  • Super Mode: When severely hurt, Rem can activate her oni horn to give her increased speed and power. However, it is noted that because Rem only has one horn and lacks true talent, she is not truly exceptional compared to others of her race or her sister in the past.
  • Tareme Eyes: She has soft, gentle eyes in contrast to Ram's Tsurime Eyes.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: When Subaru first meets her, Rem is withdrawn, standoffish and deeply depressed over the destruction of her village and her sister losing her horn when protecting her. After Subaru rescues her and gives her a much-needed pep talk, Rem is constantly smiling happily and acting as lively and optimistic as she can.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She goes from a callous and ruthless person who casually throws insults at Subaru and brutally kills him over mere suspicions to a total sweetheart who showers Subaru with an incredible amount of love and gentleness.
  • Undying Loyalty: She becomes unquestionably loyal to Subaru after he saves her life and helps her overcome her cycle of self-loathing.
  • The Un-Favourite: Rem's parents were good to her just like her sister Ram, but they tended to overlook or minimize her efforts because Ram's horn made her the most powerful oni at their village. Rem believed that behind her back, her parents thought she was useless and didn't care if she died so long as they still had Ram.
  • Unstoppable Rage: While she is normally calm and demure, she is prone to fits of rage when provoked. Her rage can lead to her losing control of her oni powers and launching into blind rampages.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: While she isn't Subaru's actual girlfriend, her deep love for him makes Rem throw her mace-and-chain at anyone who even tries to harm Subaru.
  • Water Is Womanly: A calm, polite blue-haired maid who uses water magic to heal others and can condense it into ice. After falling in love with Subaru, Rem shows a much more gentle side, providing him with much-needed emotional support.
  • When She Smiles: Subaru says her smile is a million volts.
  • Why Can't I Hate You?: In her backstory, Rem was jealous of Ram's great power and talent, but Rem felt really bad about it because Ram was a very good sister and always took care of her. When Ram's horn was cut off, Rem actually felt glad about it, which made Rem hate herself even more.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: In the original light novel, Rem exaggerates the severity of her injuries from the battle against the White Whale to make Subaru worry about her enough as to confess he does love Rem in the same way he loves Emilia.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: A veiled example. Despite the fact that her nature of the demon and maid does not allow her to be directly attributed to this type, her gentle and calm character combined with her loyalty to her lover and willingness to help him in any endeavors and save from mistakes is directly based on this.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: After the Mabeasts incident, Rem spills out to Subaru how much she hates herself because she's convinced Ram's life would have been better if she haven't been born with a twin and calls herself a poor replacement compared to Ram when the latter still had her horn. Subaru comforts Rem by telling her there are things she's better at than Ram and he doesn't care how different things would have been if Ram didn't lose her horn, he's grateful that Rem is the one who risked her life to save him. Feeling for the first time that there's someone who values her and cares about her for being her own person helps Rem let go of the past and look forward to a future with Subaru. During the climax of the 3rd arc, she returns the favor, pulling Subaru out of his spiral of despair after having failed so many loops.

Tropes in the Rem Natsuki IF

  • Babies Ever After: After she eloped with Subaru, Rem has two children, Rigel Natsuki and Spica Natsuki, together with him.
  • Can't Bathe Without a Weapon: She takes her Epic Flail with her to the hot springs and uses it to stop Tia from going into the men's side.
  • Changing Yourself For Love: It is implied that she is still afraid of losing Subaru, so to "replace" Emilia in his heart, she tries to look like Emilia by changing her own hairstyle and letting her hair grow long.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Rem grows long hair when she becomes the wife of Subaru and the mother of his children.
  • Happily Married: In this timeline, Rem is Subaru's wife and the mother of his children. She herself says she feels like the happiest woman in the world.
  • Hime Cut: The older Rem has changed her hairstyle to straight full bangs, shoulder-length sidelocks, and waist-length straight hair. It goes perfectly with her Yamato Nadeshiko character.
  • Insecure Love Interest: As happy that she is about her married life with Subaru, deep down she's still insecure because she knows Subaru only chose her because he gave up everything in Lugnica, especially Emilia. Subaru still affirms he's content with his marriage to Rem, but Rem still fears if he secretly regrets his choice to run away and one day, she will lose him.
  • Kimono Is Traditional: After moving to Kararagi, Rem dons a white kimono, as befitting for a Yamato Nadeshiko wife.
  • Second Love: In this timeline, Subaru gives up on saving Emilia from Petelgeuse and flees Kingdom of Lugnica together with Rem. They settle down in Kararagi where they get married and have two kids together.
  • Teen Pregnancy: It's strongly implies that after she and Subaru ran away together, Rem very quickly became pregnant and gave birth to their first child before her 20s. We see her and Subaru as fairly young adults, despite the 10-year-old child.

Ram

Voiced by: Rie Murakawa (Japanese), Ryan Bartley (English), Rosalinda Marquez (Latin American Spanish)

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The older, pink-haired twin sister. She does the cleaning and laundry for the mansion. Ram is attracted to her master, Roswaal.


  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Her object of devotion Roswaal is very shady and manipulative.
  • Always Someone Better: In their backstory episode, it was revealed that Ram was actually always the superior twin sister, not Rem. So much that Rem always felt inferior towards her as a result, and their village's constant praise of Ram didn't help matters either. It was only after Ram's horn was sliced off from her that the scales were turned around.
  • Animal Eye Spy: Her Clairvoyance allows her to see through the eyes of animals in her vicinity, using them as security cameras as Subaru puts it.
  • Big Ego, Hidden Depths: Ram is typically shown to be quite haughty and conceited, despite actually being the less skilled maid and fighter. In actuality, she really was amazing and even superior to Rem before losing her horn, and has gotten too used to Rem showering her with praise and love.
  • Big Sister Instinct: She loves and cares for Rem, her younger twin sister, deeply, and would see to it that she's happy and unharmed. When Rem dies in one loop courtesy of unintentionally taking Subaru's place when he went to the village to restock like in the previous loops, she goes on an angry, murderous rampage against Subaru for suspecting him of being involved with Rem's death.
  • Blow You Away: She uses wind magic in combat compared to Rem's more physical approach, often in the form of Razor Wind.
  • Brutal Honesty: Compared to Rem, Ram is far more direct about her comments.
  • Child Prodigy: Even as a newly born infant, Ram showed inconceivable magical potential, and this only grew as she aged. Unfortunately, after losing her horn, Ram lost most of her power.
  • Chosen Conception Partner: It is suggested that if Roswaal needs a new body, he can seduce Ram, who has feelings for him and use their possible child.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Unlike Rem, who also uses a flail, Rem only relies on her powerful wind magic in battle.
  • De-Power: She lost a great amount of her original power after her oni horn was cut off.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She regularly teases and deflates Subaru's ego whenever he does something stupid or silly.
  • Dream Emergency Exit: Every illusion she creates through the scent of a flower is implied to have a flower in it which is the key to dispel the enchantment. Subaru is freed from one when Julius's fire spirit burns a flower nearby.
  • Driven to Madness: When the group gets split up in Arc 6, Subaru, Ram, Anastasia and Patrasche are sent to an underground passage full of thick miasma that drives them all insane by amplifying their deepest anxieties to the extreme and causing them to kill one another.
  • The Gadfly: She loves to tease and belittle Subaru for her own amusement.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: Before she lost her horn, Ram was mage on par with Roswaal at age 10. The author explicitly states that Ram with a horn would have been one of the most powerful characters in the series, on par with the Witches of Sin minus Satella.
  • Hidden Disdain Reveal: Inverted. She confesses that she initially hated Roswaal for indirectly letting the destruction of her village happen, but grew to love him over time after Subaru manages to fulfill a certain part of Ram's contract with Roswaal.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Ram is hopelessly in love with Roswaal, who doesn't return her feelings and has spent centuries trying to revive another woman. The best Ram can hope for is Roswaal using her to conceive a child that he can turn into his next host later.
  • I Owe You My Life: To Roswaal, who took her and Rem in after the destruction of their village.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She is prone to teasing and insulting others that aren't Roswaal's guests rather harshly. The only people she's openly nice to are her sister Rem, her beloved master Roswaal, and her other master Emilia. However, she has shown to care for others in her own way.
  • Knight Templar Big Sister: If anything happens to her little sister and only living family member, Ram will go ballistic. When Rem dies from a curse aimed at Subaru in one loop, Ram enters a Roaring Rampage of Revenge against Subaru due to suspecting him of having something to do with Rem's death.
  • Little Miss Badass: Before the loss of her horn, little Ram was the most powerful Oni at her village. She was able to kill several of the cultists that burnt down her village and they could cut off her horn only because Ram let her guard down while protecting Rem.
  • Magic Wand: She wields a wand as a replacement for her horn. It helps her better channel her mana to reduce the burden of using magic.
  • Malicious Misnaming: She mockingly calls Subaru "Barusu". In the anime, this is shortened to "Balse" in the subtitles.note 
  • Master of Illusion: She's capable of generating one.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: She follows Rosewaal's orders to the letter, despite not agreeing with him and knowing that he had a hand in the destruction of her village. However, she will disobey him the moment something occurs that he did not specifically craft a response for.
  • The Not-Love Interest: From the very beginning, she's the one of the two twins who shows the bigger kindness to Subaru, flirts with him, and even seemingly begins to develop relations with him as an ordinary Tsundere. However, already starting after his first death in the mansion, Rem sharply "intercepts" the initiative, when Subaru tries to gain the trust of the latter. Thus, the appearance of their relationship was only an illusion for the development of relations with Rem.
  • Onee-sama: Rem always calls Ram "nee-sama" and holds her in very high regard.
  • Scars Are Forever: Her bangs conceal her scar where her horn used to be. When Roswaal replenishes Ram's mana, he touches her scar.
  • Squishy Wizard: While she has potent wind magic, if Ram uses up all of her mana, she's rendered almost completely immobile and helpless. In addition, unlike Rem, Ram does not utilize a physical weapon to offset her magic expenditure.
  • Stronger Sibling: In the twin maids' backstory, Ram was considered a prodigy despite only having one horn, and was seen as The Ace by everyone around them. Rem actually secretly resented Ram for it, and was even secretly glad that her horn was cut, but felt horrible about it after she realized what she felt and thought when it happened.
  • Subordinate Excuse: Ram's loyalty to Roswaal goes beyond her duty; she also holds romantic feelings for him.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: By the time of Arc 4, Ram has become much colder and ruder to everyone except Roswaal. She doesn't even hesitate to suggest abandoning Beatrice and the comatose Rem in the mansion when Elsa comes to kill everyone in it. This is justified because Rem was erased from her memories by Lye Batenkaitos, so Ram now has no person in the world that she cares about other than Roswaal.
  • Tsurime Eyes: In contrast to her sister's softer Tareme Eyes, Ram has sharply-drawn eyes to symbolize her status as the more snarky and assertive of the two.
  • Undying Loyalty: To her master Roswaal. He took her and Rem in as his maids after the Witch Cult destroyed their village. He also helped her get revenge by catching the cultists responsible and slaying them (probably at least originally motivated by selfish reasons). This made Ram extremely loyal towards him.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When Rem was killed in one loop, Ram entered a violent rage, hunting down Subaru whom she blamed for her sister's death.

    Frederica Baumann 

Frederica Baumann

Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka (Japanese), Faye Mata (English, S1), Dawn M. Bennett (English, S2), Vianney Monroy (Latin American Spanish)

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A maid working for Roswaal L Mathers and a member of the Emilia Camp. She is Garfiel's half-sister.


  • Animorphism: She can transform into a large Werecat.
  • Battle Strip: She rips off her maid uniform before going into her beast form.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: She has thick eyebrows.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Appears in a flashback of Rem in episode 11, despite not formally appearing until much further in the series.
  • The Gadfly: Unfortunately for both Subaru and Emilia, Frederica enjoys pressing their buttons to see them embarrassed.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's a sweet-tempered young woman with long blonde hair.
  • Human Mom, Non-Human Dad: Her father was a Half-Human Hybrid, and her mother was full human.
  • Keigo: Due to her occupation as a maid, Frederica speaks very politely at all times.
  • Meido: She worked as a maid for Roswaal and his relatives in the Miload Family. She quit her job at the Roswaal Mansion for a couple of months until comes back in Arc 4 to fill in Rem's place after the latter's existence got eaten.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She has really long hair that reaches down her thighs.
  • Red Herring: Early in Arc 4, Subaru is manipulated by Roswaal and Ram into suspecting Frederica is the one behind the attack on the mansion by Elsa and Meili. The real mastermind is Roswaal who wants to test Subaru by making him overcome several obstacles at the same time with Return by Death.
  • Scary Teeth: She has a mouth with sharp shark-like teeth that tend to freak out anyone who sees them. Subaru thinks Frederica would be a beautiful woman if it wasn't for her teeth.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: She doesn't have qualms with stripping naked in front of Subaru.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Frederica is a polite and gentle maid, in contrast to her younger half-brother Garfiel who is rude and looks like a thug.
  • Super Strength: Though not quite on the level of her brother.
  • Uneven Hybrid: Frederica was born a quarter with a Half-Human Hybrid father.

    Petra Leyte 

Petra Leyte

Voiced by: Marika Kouno (Japanese), Erica Mendez (English), Pamela Mendoza (Latin American Spanish)

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A village child who befriends Subaru who planned to become a seamstress in the capital one day.


  • Ascended Extra: Like Otto, she becomes a major secondary character after joining Emilia's camp.
  • Big Brother Worship: Greatly respects Subaru for everything he has done for the village.
  • Little Sister Heroine: Played for laughs as a Not Blood Siblings example after she falls in love with Subaru and calls him Onii-chan.
  • Meido: From Arc 4 onward, she starts working as maid in Roswaal's mansion to fill in for Rem.
  • Precocious Crush: On Subaru.
  • Rescue Romance: She develops a crush on Subaru after he saves her and the village twice.
  • Textile Work Is Feminine: She wanted to be a seamstress at the capital. In Arc 4, she makes a handmade handkerchief for Subaru.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Petra is the only maid in the mansion who is still a little girl.

Subaru's Friends

    Otto Suwen 

Otto Suwen

Voiced by: Kouhei Amasaki (Japanese), Zach Aguilar (English), José Luis Piedra (Latin American Spanish)

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A merchant and Earth Dragon carriage driver. In several loops, he meets Subaru enroute to Roswaal's territory during his failed attempts to stop Petelgeuse's attack. After Subaru inadvertently saves him from the Witch Cult, he joins Emilia's camp as the Head Internal Affairs Official. Among the 5 candidates, he supports Emilia because he identifies with her struggles to be accepted in society despite being an outcast.


  • Best Friend: In the entire Emilia camp, Otto is the only one who openly calls Subaru his closest friend and is always ready to help out Subaru in every way he can.
  • Blessed with Suck: His Divine Protection is a very troublesome one unless mastered fully. The effects caused him to take a longer time at learning to speak than other children.
  • Born Unlucky: He is said to be born under an unlucky star. He almost drowned in his first bath!
  • Bystander Syndrome: When Subaru orders him to turn the carriage around to go back for Rem, Otto refuses, stating that he is a normal person and wants no part in Subaru's suicidal request.
  • Dirty Coward: Subverted. In one loop, he throws Subaru out of his carriage as bait because he doesn't want to get eaten by the White Whale. However, he only could do that because he wasn't in his right mind. Back then, Otto was affected by the White Whale which made him forget about Rem and his Divince Protection (which allows him to communicate with all kinds of living creatures). This caused him to turn insane due to the White Whale. Once Otto was out of the White Whale's range and got back to his senses, he wanted to go back for Subaru, but was found by the Witch Cult and before he was killed, he sent his Ground Dragon to pick Subaru up. It also has to be said that Subaru was only a stranger to him during that loop, punched Otto and screamed like a madman at him, talking about a person (Rem) who doesn't exist in Otto's eyes (since he was affected by the White Whale) and then said how he's the reason why the White Whale was chasing them in the first place, so Otto's survival instincts simply kicked in. Later on, Otto would risk his life several times to save Subaru, as seen when he sacrificed his own life to save Subaru from Garfiel.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: He has affinity with Earth Mana.
  • Driven to Madness: In one loop, Otto is affected by the White Whale which made him go insane. This is the real reason why Otto abandoned Subaru to die after Subaru said the monster was after him. Otto wanted to go back for Subaru as soon as he got away from the White Whale enough to regain his senses.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: When he first appeared in the anime, there were fans who actually mistook him as a girl. His hair, face and soft voice probably have something to do with it.
  • A Friend in Need: He endangers himself by freeing Subaru from Garfiel and Ryuzu's imprisonment. Subaru fails to understand why Otto would do something that risky for him and what reason Otto gives him? Because friends help each other, of course.
  • Friendless Background: He never made many friends because of his bad luck. He cherishes Subaru because he's pretty much the only one he can call a dear friend even though Subaru takes a while to realize they're friends.
  • Grew a Spine: As time goes on, he begins to stand up for what he believes in and hold his ground.
    Both as a merchant, and as an individual human being, Otto was impelling himself to here, now, stay his ground. Otto Swein was entering into a challenge where he was unlikely to succeed. He had taken a bet with disregard to chances of success, and would dedicate everything in his power to increasing Natsuki Subaru's chances of victory.
    That was Otto's merchant soul at work, and the proof of his friendship.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: His body gets ripped in half by Garfiel's weretiger form in one loop.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Subaru, eventually. Otto becomes one of the few Subaru can call a true friend and Otto is a very loyal one at that.
  • I Owe You My Life: He considers Subaru his savior because he sent the troops that saved him from the Witch Cult in the final loop of Arc 3.
  • Interspecies Romance: According to the Q&A session, Otto's First Love was a cat.
  • Made a Slave: In the Ayamatsu If, he becomes a slave to pay off the debts he couldn't pay off in the canon story with Subaru's help.
  • Non-Action Guy: Made obvious from his demeanor, Otto is an ordinary merchant which no combat experience to his name.
  • Not Good with People: Otto always had it easier befriending animals, insects, or dragons than fellow human beings.
  • Older Than They Look: Considering that Otto is 20-21, he has a young face, sounds young and doesn't look much older than the 17-year-old Subaru.
  • Omniglot: Otto's Blessing allows him to talk to literally every type of being in the world. However, he must speak in the same language as said being and gets suspicious looks as a result.
  • Psychic Nosebleed: He has a nosebleed when he overuses his language Divine Protection.
  • Stronger Than They Look: Kinda. Otto may look timid, but the Author confirmed that Otto would beat Subaru in combat and that Otto has a grip strength of around 60kg.
  • Unlucky Extra: He repeatedly encounters Subaru during the 3rd arc, sometimes being dragged directly into the latter's messes.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He accidentally attracts Gluttony to Pristella as they were attracted to the Book of Truth Otto brought along to be repaired.

    Patrasche 

Patrasche

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Subaru's female black Land/Ground Dragon which he received as a gift from Crusch. It's of the Diana breed, which are known for their fierce temperament and strong pride. Surprisingly enough, though, she has taken quite liking to Subaru, sometimes in a maternal-like way.


The Sanctuary

    Garfiel Tinsel 

Garfiel Tinsel

Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto (Japanese), Zeno Robinson (English)

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Known as the Shield of the Sanctuary, who guards it from intruders. He's Frederica's fairly uncouth younger half-brother. By calling upon his particular ancestral beastman, he's capable of partially or fully transforming parts of his body into a more beast-like form, which is that of golden tiger, granting him him extreme power and speed. He also has a Divine Protection/Blessing, called "Earth Spirits", which grants him earth-like armor and allows him create powerful earthquakes with a single step, with enough force to collapse a small building in one blow, as long as he physically connected to the earth. Subaru considers him nearly on par with Wilhelm in terms overall strength.


  • Animorphism: He has the ability to shapeshift into an almost invincible golden Weretiger.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: For Frederica, because of his ill-mannered behavior.
  • Authority in Name Only: He calls himself the Fangs of the Sanctuary, when in reality, he is just the only person in the Sanctuary able to fight.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: He has has big, bushy eyebrows. It's another trait he shares with Frederica.
  • Childhood Friends: With Ram, from the way the Ram talks to him, the two seems to know each other since they were kids. Garfiel wants a Childhood Friend Romance, though.
  • Earthy Barefoot Character: He never wears any shoes because his feet need to be touching the ground for his Divine Protection of Earth Spirits to take effect.
  • Elemental Armor: His Divine Protection covers his body in an earth armor, plus it weakens the effects of Earth Mana/Magic used against him.
  • Face of a Thug: Certainly looks like an unscrupulous guy who might mug you in a dark alley at first glance. Shabby appearance and speech don't help either.
  • Fingerless Gloves: He wears gloves with no fingers.
  • Healing Factor: Earth Spirits speed up the recovery of wounds and stamina.
  • Healing Hands: As a water magic user, Garfiel can summon water mana to heal the wounds on himself and others.
  • Hopeless Suitor: He has a crush on Ram, but Ram won't ever consider even looking at a man who isn't Roswaal.
  • Human Mom, Non-Human Dad: He and Frederica share the same human mother and while they have different fathers, Garfiel's was also a Half-Human Hybrid man.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: He kills Ram, whom he is in love with, as well as a bunch of innocent villagers during his attempt to kill Subaru.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He managed to fight off Elsa and Meili's monster army nearly single-handedly.
  • Real Men Cook: Surprisingly, he does this for the villagers when they are being held hostage in the Sanctuary's Cathedral.
  • Red Baron: "Shield of the Sanctuary"
  • Scars Are Forever: He has an X-shaped scar at the center of his forehead.
  • Scary Teeth: Like his sister, he has sharp teeth like those of a predator beast.
  • Shield Bash: When in human form, Garfiel wields and fights with two shields.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Garfiel is rude and looks like a thug, in contrast his older half-sister Frederica is a polite and gentle maid.
  • Smarter Than You Look: While he's no genius, he's sharper than you would come to expect from a guy with such a rough personality.
  • Super Strength: He can easily destroy an entire wall for starters.
  • Uneven Hybrid: He has 1/4 beastman blood like his sister.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He always wears an open vest that reveals the front of his upper body.
  • Younger Than They Look: He's 14 years old, but looks and acts over 18. Subaru lampshades it by calling him a Chuunibyou.

    Ryuzu Meyer 

Ryuzu Meyer

Voiced by: Aimi Tanaka (Japanese), Lizzie Freeman (English)

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A half-demihuman girl who lived at the Sanctuary centuries ago. She's a longtime friend of Roswaal and Beatrice with a shared connection to the Witch of Greed Echidna.


  • Adaptational Skimpiness: In the light novel, her body inside the crystal is covered by a white mini dress. In the anime, she's naked.
  • Barrier Maiden: In the past, she volunteered herself as a test subject for Echidna's experiment in achieving immortally and sacrificed herself as part of the witch's plan to power the Sanctuary's barrier with her mana to stop Hector's assault on it. But only on the condition this continues to safeguard the Sanctuary.
  • Best Friend: She was best friends with Beatrice during the time Echidna still lived.
  • Grand Theft Me: Echidna revives herself in her body.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Much like inhabitants of the Sanctuary, she's a half-blood demihuman. Subaru assumes she has elf blood because of her Pointy Ears.
  • Pointy Ears: She has pointy elf-like ears.
  • Posthumous Character: She died over 400 years ago, having sacrificed her body and mana to uphold the Sanctuary's barrier. Her body is still encased in a magic crystal and later becomes Echidna's vessel.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Many translated her name as Lewes, but the official spelling is Ryuzu.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has pink hair.

    Ryuzu's clones 

Ryuzu's clones

Voiced by: Aimi Tanaka (Japanese), Lizzie Freeman (English)

Centuries ago, the original Ryuzu agreed to let Echidna create clones of her as part of an experiment to research immortality. The clones currently act as the elders of the Sanctuary. Out of all of the clones, only four have an actual personality.


  • Alphabetical Theme Naming: The four primary Ryuzu clones call themselves Ryuzu Alma, Ryuzu Bilma, Ryuzu Shima ('Shi' sounds like C in Japanese), and Ryuzu Delma.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: The four main Ryuzu speak in an old-fashioned Japanese that is used by the elderly, as an indicator of their real age.
  • Artificial Human: They're clones of the original Ryuzu who were created to be used in Echidna's immortality experiments.
  • Clone Army: There are 26 clones in total at the Sanctuary.
  • Cloning Blues: All of the four primary Ryuzu clones are aware of the fact they aren't actually the original Ryuzu and only exist to be used as experimental vessels for Echidna to store her soul.
  • Force Feeding: Ryuzu Shima force-feeds Subaru when he's held hostage by her and Garfiel in one loop.
  • Made of Magic: According to Ryuzu Alma, the clones' bodies are made of mana instead of flesh and bone.
  • Psychic Link: Any of the Ryuzu can share memories and sense this way. This is how the secondary Ryuzu monitor conditions in the Sanctuary. She seemingly does not need a Divine Protection/Blessing to do this.
  • Really 700 Years Old: All the clones were created over 400 years ago. Subaru calls one of the Ryuzu a "loli old hag" for talking about being very old while looking like a child.
  • Red Baron: Eyes of Sanctuary.
  • Walking Spoiler: The fact there's more than one Ryuzu is one of the many twists in Arc 4.

Alternative Title(s): Re Zero Emila Camp

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