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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: Is an extremely competent spirit user and is able to hold off Elsa.
  • Adorkable: Subaru's antics really bring out her cute side.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Lia by Pack, EMT (Emilia Maji Tenshinote ) by Subaru.
  • 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.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Whenever Subaru does something foolish or reckless for her sake. It's also the main reason why she abandons him in the third arc. Thankfully, they reconcile eventually.
  • 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 accidentally froze in ice when she was younger. However, she loses this motivation when she finds out The Black Serpent was in the forest around the time it was frozen, which should have polluted the land and killed all inhabitants.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a cute girl with a sweet, somewhat Adorkable personality. But don't let your guard down, as she can turn you into an icicle if you challenge her.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Rem's Betty. Subaru strives to become Emilia's knight and puts her up on a pedestal, taking him quite some difficulty to even think of her as a regular person like him.
  • 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.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Subverted. Emilia at first seems like she's going to be the Gentle Girl for Subaru, willing to offer him a shoulder to cry on when he needs it. However, Emilia soon reveals she can't be as understanding to Subaru's troubles as he hopes her to be and due to an argument, she can't be there for him when he needs support the most. Instead, the one who ends up becoming Subaru's emotional pillar is Rem. Moreover, the majority of the fourth arc has Subaru learning that Emilia is much more mentally fragile than he thought and he ends up acting as Emilia's moral support.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: A single spiked drink that Rem intended for Subaru gets her completely hammered.
  • 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.
  • 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, taking up the Authority of Sloth to hold him and Pandora back. Fortuna runs away from the battle, taking Emilia with her. After temporarily defeating Regulus, Geuse runs after Pandora and tries to kill her multiple times, but she comes back after each death. Finally, 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 nearly villages and towns thus she kept mainly to the frozen Eilor 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.
  • 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 Weapon: Her newly developed fighting-style in Arc 5: "Ice Brand Arts".
  • Fake Memories: 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 and then sealed by her contract with Puck to give her emotional stability.
  • 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.
  • Flower in Her Hair: She wears a white rose on her hair.
  • 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.
  • Girly Bruiser: 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.
  • Hair Decorations: Her white rose ornament, along with a white X-shaped hair clip on the left side of her hair.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: She's half-human, half-elf.
  • Healing Hands: Despite being a water magic user she has no knack for healing arts, however she circumvents this using Spirit Arts which draw mana from the atmosphere to do it. Uses this to help save Rom's life as well as Subaru's several times throughout the series.
  • Heroic Albino: She's the main heroine with long white hair and pale skin.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: While there is a bit of at end of Arc 3 (episode 25 of the anime) once we get inside her head a bit during the last 3rd of Arc 4 this seriously gets turned up.
  • Human Popsicle: Emilia was this after she accidentally froze herself and her village after trying to kill Pandora.
  • An Ice Person: Emilia fights mainly with ice magic.
  • 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.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Subaru. She's a half-elf and he's a human.
  • Kill It with Ice: Completely freezes one of Petelgeuse's Fingers, killing him.
  • Lady and Knight: Subaru wants to be Emilia's knight and protect her no matter what. Emilia, however, isn't pleased with Subaru putting himself in harm's way for her sake.
  • Lady of Black Magic: A beautiful half-elf with a gracious demeanor. She is a powerful ice mage and can cast giant ice pillars, weaponry, and flowers that drain enemies' blood.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Before breaking the contract with Puck, could remember very little about her time with the other elves beyond the fact they very kind to her unlike what she saw in her First Trial.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: She's Pack's entire reason for existence. If she dies, Pack will go on a rampage and destroy the world now that it's worthless to him.
    • Arc 4 reveals that reverse of this is true to degree as well as plays in part of Emilia's development, only without the world ending consequences.
  • 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 gap 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.
  • Miss Conception: Emilia apparently thought that babies were made when a man and a woman kissed.
  • Morality Chain: If her contract with Pack is broken as a result of Emilia getting killed for whatever reason, this will result in Pack going insane and trying to destroy the world.
  • Multi-Melee Master: She is proficient in the use of the weapons she makes.
  • 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: Has magical abilities and coincidentally has white hair. This is one of the key features that inadvertently associate her with Satella, the infamous witch.
  • Nephewism: Nothing is known of Emilia's parents. When she was younger, Emilia lived under the care of her aunt, Fortuna.
  • Nice Girl: Very soft-hearted, kind, caring, compassionate, helpful and forgiving.
  • No Social Skills: She's pretty naive about certain social conventions like sex and she admits she sometimes dealing with things too unfmailiar to her.
  • Oblivious to Love: She can't understand that Subaru is madly in love with her due to the sitgma 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: While she looks to be around 18 years old, she is heavily implied to be much older than that thanks to being a half-elf. That said, she definitely acts the age she physically resembles. Several official sourcebooks and websites lists her Elvish-Age to be 108 Human Years old, her Physical-Age to be 19, whereas her Emotional-Age is listed as 15.
  • Only One Name: She calls herself Emilia, only Emilia.
  • Out of Focus: Despite being touted as the series' main heroine, she gets sidelined in the first few arcs thanks to Subaru spending most of his time away from her to keep her safe from the trouble he's constantly putting himself into. Though she finally at least gets into focus in the fourth arc.
  • 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.
  • Pointy Ears: She has slightly pointy ears due to being a half-elf.
  • Protectorate: To Subaru and Pack.
  • Purple Eyes: A magic user and half-elf with purple eyes.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair goes past her hips.
  • 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. Needlessly it lead her to control of her powers 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.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Emilia partly seems like this for the first few arcs despite her strong characterization. Her role in the story is somewhat limited to Subaru's main love interest and motivation. She doesn't get much development or focus herself. It's until the fourth arc that Emilia starts getting some development beyond her relationship with Subaru.
  • 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.
  • Self-Deprecation: Despite how she present herself on the surface, underneath she is mass of insecurites and is lacking self-confidence almost as much as Subaru.
  • 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, me, 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.
  • Top Wife: Played with. While Subaru intends to marry both Emilia and Rem, he states Emilia is still the one to hold the first place in his heart. However, Subaru repeatedly confesses his love for both girls is equal, for which Rem being number 2 doesn't mean he completely favours Emilia over her.
  • Tsundere: She acts like a textbook example when Subaru meets her, complete with the aloof, irritable attitude and Suspiciously Specific Denials. Once he befriends her, Emilia mellows out considerably and is very friendly to him, only getting angry when Subaru does something too stupidly reckless.
  • Unperson: She and Julius get their names eaten by Gluttony during Arc 6.
  • Walking Armory: She can literally create any weapon she wants out of ice.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: She really doesn't know what love is because of her innocent personality and growing up in a society that ridiculed her her entire life.
  • 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: Emilia is physically a young adult and chronologically over 100 years old, but it's clear that mentally and emotionally she's quite a bit younger than that. Spending some years as a Human Popsicle probably has something to do with it.
  • Woman in White: Her outfits are all predominantly white, with perfectly white hair to match. In addition, her meeting with Subaru kicks off the plot.
  • Verbal Tic: 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.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: She wears white thigh-high boots.
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    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 Bubby.
  • Badass Adorable: While he appears as a small, cute cat, Pack has enormous magical potential.
  • 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 Pack upon seeing him.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Pack is more well known as the Beast of the End of the Eternally Frozen Lands.
  • The Empath: One of Pack'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: To Emilia.
  • An Ice Person: Like his master, Pack fights exclusively with ice and water, but on a much larger scale.
  • Kill It with Ice: In the loops where Emilia is killed, Pack froze Subaru to death.
  • Like a Daughter to Me: He lovingly refers to Emilia as his daughter.
  • Knight Templar Parent: He thinks of Emilia as his dear daughter and is fiercely protective of her, stating that she is the reason for his existence. To say that he was angry when Emilia is killed in some loops is... an understatement. If Emilia is killed, Pack will go on a rampage by destroying everything and everyone in his path.
  • 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, Pack could destroy the world. Thankfully, the contract he made with Emilia prevents this from happening... so long as she is alive, of course.
  • Put on a Bus: In the fourth arc, Pack 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, Pack has lived for an indefinite amount of time, making him possibly the oldest member of the cast.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: His small, lovable appearance makes him irresistibly adorable to most characters.
  • 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.
  • You Didn't Ask: His excuse for not telling Emilia anything about the danger of the Witch Cult; Emilia never asked him about it and Pack thought he didn't need to tell her things that would make her feel distressed.

    Rem 

Rem

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

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A maid at the Roswaal mansion and the younger twin sister of Ram. She does the cooking, although she is stated to be more generally skilled than her sister in all areas.


  • Action Girl: A versatile and extremely powerful fighter, especially while using her oni horn.
  • 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.
  • Advertised Extra: Rem has became 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 mutiliated 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.
  • 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.
  • Babies Ever After: With Subaru in the alternatively spin off IF chapters, where they eloped and have two children, Rigel Natsuki and Spica Natsuki, together.
  • Badass Adorable: Adorable in most instances especially when she is with Subaru? Check. A One-Woman Army whenever her oni horn manifests? Check.
  • Bad Dreams: Suffered bad dreams in the past, due to her feeling of inadequacy compared to her sister. Ram would always comfort her by holding her hand in her sleep.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Just try to harm Subaru, her older sister or do something with her master and his possessions. Rem will go berserk on you.
    • She absolutely hates The Witch's 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.
  • The Berserker: Becomes one if she loses control of her emotions while using her oni horn.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Emilia's Veronica. In contrast to Emilia, Rem is the demure and humble maid who loves Subaru unconditionally and functions as his main source of emotional support.
  • 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: Holds her older twin sister high on a pedestal, believing she can only hope to achieve the great things Ram is capable of.
  • 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.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: 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...
  • 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.
  • Coordinated Clothes: With Ram. Justified since they are both maids and have the same uniform.
  • Covert Pervert: Makes oblique comments about enjoying Subaru's scent and getting accidentally groped by him. In addition she spikes Subaru's drink, which was drunk by Emilia instead in a Web Novel Omake.
    • The sixth arc has Rui channel Rem's memories as she talks to Subaru, and almost immediately gets aroused by him and his fighting style and attempts to have her way with him due to Rem's overwhelming love. It rather blatantly implies that Rem's been holding back for most of their relationship.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Suffers multiple cases due to Subaru's undoing time. Especially in the web novel, where Petelgeuse doesn't just break her like a doll, but instead rips off her limbs and an eye, then proceeds to slice her in half.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Blue hair and blue eyes.
  • 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.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She grew up living under her much more talented sister's shadow, constantly thinking everyone would have been better off if she haven't been born. One day, Rem and Ram's home village was attacked by the Witch's Cult, their parents were killed and Ram lost her horn while protecting Rem. Ever since then, Rem decided to make up for Ram's loss by taking her place as the talented sister, which has lead to Rem viewing herself as a mere replacement.
  • Deadpan Snarker: 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: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 was 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.
  • 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.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Subaru sees Rem as the responsible 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.
  • 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.
  • Half the Woman She Used to Be: In the web novel, Petelgeuse slices her in half in one loop.
  • Happily Married: To Subaru in the alternatively spin off IF chapters, where they choose to run away in the third arc.
  • 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.
  • 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 had thought this mild, mannered girl is capable of tricking someone into confessing to her?.
  • Hidden Disdain Reveal: Episode 8 reveals that she hates 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.
  • Horned Humanoid: She should have two horns due to being an Oni, but she only has one because she was born a twin.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Just where does she keeps her flail when not in use?
  • Image Song: Wishing.
  • Interspecies Romance: Rem is an Oni who falls in love with the human Subaru.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Rem is happy as long as she can stay by Subaru's side, either as just a friend or a second lover.
  • 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 Brother: 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.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Wears only her maid uniform for the convenience of it being her uniform as well as explaining the hierarchy. She claims she does not even own any other attire.
  • Living Emotional Crutch:
    • To Ram, her only living family member. When she died in one loop, Ram, blaming Subaru, entered a Roaring Rampage of Revenge against him. This is however subverted when Rem's memories and name are eaten by the Archbishop of Gluttony, causing Ram to completely forget about Rem and not feel bothered by her falling into a coma.
    • Also, she becomes this for Subaru 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. Later on, he realizes that Rem may have become his most important friend and the person he can hope for the most. All the love and encouragement Rem gave him is one of the main reasons why Subaru decides to keep going no matter what even after Rem falls into a coma because he knows she wouldn't want him to give up because of her and he still might find a way to bring her back.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: Rem grows long hair when she becomes the wife of Subaru and the mother of his children in alternative chapters. It is also implied that she is still afraid of losing him, so to "replace" Emilia in his heart, she tries to look like Emilia by changing her own hairstyle.
  • 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.
  • Meido: One for the Roswaal mansion.
  • My Greatest Failure: Letting her sister lose her horn and feeling happy about it.
  • 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.
  • Oni: She is an oni and still has a full horn, which grants her strength greater than Ram.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Although Rem has a lot of soft and sweet Not So Stoic moments, you'd better run away if she become emotional or raises her voice, this is the beginning of her Berserk Mode.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Another key way to differentiate the twins; Rem's hair conceals her right eye.
  • 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.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The polite, demure Blue to Ram's more confident Red. Taken to its logical extreme with Rem literally being a Blue Oni and her sister being a Red Oni.
  • The Reliable One: 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.
  • Romantic Runner-Up: Subverted. The nature of the series would make it easy to assume that no matter how much Rem loves Subaru, he would always choose Emilia over her. However, Subaru eventually realizes Rem has wormed in a big part of his heart and he can't bring himself to deny Rem even though he still wants to be with Emilia. In the end, the matter is complicated by the fact that Rem gets into a coma before Subaru has time to tell Emilia that he loves her and Rem with equal force and is ready to marry them both if this is possible.
  • 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.
  • Satellite Love Interest: It is played practically literally since the third arc. Rem has a role as a servant at Roswaal's mansion and some established important relationships such as her sister Ram, but all that takes a back seat from the moment Rem falls in love with Subaru. From then on, almost all of her involvement in the story is reduced to the status of his unofficial assistant with a Bodyguard Crush and providing him with moral and combat support in saving Emilia. Not to mention Rem falls into a coma at the end of the third arc and from then on, she does not participate in the story other than to be part of Subaru's motivations.
  • Second Love:
    • Subverted in the main storyline. Subaru develops deep feelings for Rem, although in his own words, he completely preserves in his heart the love for Emilia, thus proving to be in love the same with both girls.
    • Played straight in the alternative chapters, where Subaru gave up on Emilia, fled together with Rem and they already from the very beginning appear as deeply in love lovers who make love every night.
  • Shy Blue-Haired Girl: She has short blue hair and she's passive and quiet most of the time.
  • 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.
  • 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: In the past, she felt this way towards Ram, thanks to being constantly overshadowed by her more prodigious and superior sibling. She even felt glad when Ram's horn was cut in front of her, though she does feel remorseful when she realized what she was thinking.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Initially appears emotionless and snarky on the outside, but is really sweet and loving once you get to know her.
  • 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: Has soft, gentle eyes in contrast to Ram's Tsurime Eyes.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Her conversation with Subaru in the if chapter strongly implies that when they became a couple, they so often and enthusiastically engaged in sex, which she very quickly became pregnant and gave birth to their first child before her 20s. Actually, we see her and Subaru as fairly young adults, despite the 10-year-old child..
  • Theme Twin Naming: Rem and her twin sister Ram.
  • Third-Person Person: She refers to herself in third person.
  • Twin Banter: With Ram. Mainly used to tease Subaru.
  • Twin Telepathy: Ram's clairvoyance can be sensed to a certain degree by Rem.
  • Undying Loyalty: Becomes unquestionably loyal to Subaru after he saves her life and helps her overcome her cycle of self-loathing.
  • The Unfavorite: In the past, where Rem was looked down upon for having one horn as well as being far weaker than her genius sister. In addition, because she was Ram's twin, Ram only had one horn and was seen as holding her back from her true potential.
  • 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, Rem will throw her morning star at anyone who even tries to harm Subaru.
  • 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.
  • 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 a lifetime of self-resentment, Subaru gives Rem the courage to accept herself and be happy. 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.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Bonus points for actually having blue hair. She shares her blue color with her father.

    Ram 

Ram

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

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A maid at the Roswaal mansion and the older twin sister of Rem. She does the cleaning and laundry for the mansion. Ram is attracted to her master, Roswaal.


  • 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: How her Clairvoyance works.
  • 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: 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: 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.
  • Coordinated Clothes: With Rem. Justified since they are both maids and have the same uniform.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Unlike Rem, who also uses a flail, Rem only relies on her powerful wind magic in battle.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Red hair and red eyes.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Regularly deflates Subaru's ego whenever he does something stupid or silly.
  • De-Power: She lost a great amount of her original power after her oni horn was cut off.
  • Foil: To Rem. Rem is the harder working sibling, while Ram used to be the genius who could do anything. Rem has the more demure personality, while Ram is more caustic. In addition they both fall in love with people they initially hated, Subaru for Rem and Roswaal for Ram. In addition, both of the people they love are obsessed with someone else in their life. However, Rem managed to get Subaru to look past their obsession, while Ram hasn't gotten Roswaal away from his obsession of Echidna.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Subaru writes Ram off as the foolish sibling, observing her weaker skills and more casual behavior such as actively looking for ways to do less work and falling asleep when she should be working.
  • 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.
  • Horned Humanoid: She used to have an Oni horn like Rem, but lost it when the Witch's Cult attacked her home village.
  • I Owe You My Life: To Roswaal, who took her and Rem in after the destruction of their village.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Wears only her maid uniform for the convenience of being her uniform as well as explaining the hierarchy.
  • The Load: 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.
  • 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.
  • Meido: One for the Roswaal mansion.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: 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.
  • Oni: She is an oni, but lost her powers after her horn was cut off.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Another key way to differentiate the twins; Ram's hair conceals her left eye.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The confident Red to Rem's demure Blue. Taken to its logical extreme with Ram literally being a Red Oni and her sister being a Blue Oni.
  • Scars Are Forever: Her bangs conceal her scar where her horn used to be. When Roswaal replenishes Ram's mana, he touches her scar.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: What her love towards Roswaal amounts to. He knew what would happen to her hometown and choose to let events pass despite it happening in his land, and Ram initially hated Roswaal for it, but after he shown her some kindness and helped her get revenge by catching the cultists responsible and slaying them (probably at least originally motivated by selfish reasons), overtime, she fell in love with him, and became extremelly loyal towards him.
  • 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.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Ram and her twin sister Rem.
  • Third-Person Person: Like her sister, she refers to herself in third person.
  • Tsurime Eyes: In contrast to her sister's softer Tareme Eyes, Ram is shown to be the more snarky and assertive of the two.
  • Twin Banter: With Rem. Mainly used to tease Subaru.
  • Twin Telepathy: Ram's clairvoyance can be sensed to a certain degree by Rem.
  • 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.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has pink hair, which she inherited from her mother.

    Beatrice 

Beatrice

Voiced by: Satomi Arai (Japanese), Kira Buckland (English)

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A mysterious mage who was hired by Roswaal to keep his ancient magical tomes safe 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.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: Initially seems to be one, overseeing a massive library on her own and generally acting like Subaru is not worth her time. In actuality, Beatrice is significantly Older Than She Looks.
  • Animal Motifs: Butterflies, given her overall designs.
  • 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 Pack to be her brother.
  • Bookworm: She spends the majority of her time in the library, so she is seldom seen doing anything but reading.
  • Casting a Shadow: Her affinity is Yin/Shadow.
  • Death Seeker: 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.
  • 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 Pack is to Emilia.
  • Forehead of Doom: Her massive Ojou Ringlets are matched by an equally large forehead that is often given attention.
  • Heroic BSoD: She's been stuck in a long one after her friends, including her creator, were killed and she spent 400 years as the library's sole guardian.
  • 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 this sort of relationship with Subaru after becoming his contracted spirit from the fourth arc onwards.
  • Little Miss Snarker: She often makes snide comments at those around her, particularly Subaru.
  • Magic Librarian: Serves as the librarian for Roswaal's mansion as well as being an extremely capable user of magic.
  • Mega Twintails: She wears her hair in two huge drill twintails, with each individually being near equal the width of her head.
  • 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.
  • Ojou Ringlets: Has an impressive pair of drill twintails. Bonus points for them actually spinning when Subaru pulls them.
  • Power Source: She draws power from her library, being at her most powerful while near or inside it.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: She says this to Subaru when he attempts suicide in one loop during the fourth arc.
  • 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: 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 Type A Tsundere who especially treats the main character harshly, but warms up to him over time.
  • 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, including her creator 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 even appreciate his company at times.
  • Verbal Tic: Has a habit of ending her sentences with "Kashira" (translated as "I suppose").

    Roswaal L. Mathers 

Roswaal L. Mathers

Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), Ray Chase (English)

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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 Lugnica's powerful mages.


  • Ambiguously Gay: 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.
  • 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 too.
  • Arc Villain: Of the fourth arc in the series until his sort of Heel–Face Turn.
  • 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.
  • 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 Emillia, 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.
  • Familial Body Snatcher: Roswaal steals the bodies of his descendants in order to complete his goal of reviving his master.
  • Flight: 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. Moreover, one of the official arts shows us a very similar woman in the past generations of his family...
  • Hidden Villain: Roswaal is the direct cause of the early incidents of the show that influence Subaru to join up with Emilia.
  • KungFuWizard: Knows martial arts and in the LN he combines this with his sixfold magic.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Body Snatcher who has lived for many years by stealing the bodies of his descendants.
  • 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 obsessed and has things that are also precious to him while Roswaal would sacrifice anything and anyone to achieve his goals.
  • 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 bring about his centuries long desire as well as Echidna's, he must have Emilia to win the Royal Selection to gain access to Volcanica. However, Roswaal had no faith her ability to do so becasue he believed she would be forever bound to her past and the hatred of the Witch of Envy that still grips the world. Because of this to him it was impossible for her to overcome the Trials of the Tomb and instead it would be Subaru who would surmount them in her place as it is implied to be written in his gospel. Thus Roswaal surmised that it was only through Subaru and his ability whom he learned about in his gospel that she would be assured to ascend the throne. With the foreknowledge that they would meet and insure that he grow attached to her, Roswaal setup the events of Arc 1 and used the conflicts of following arcs to test Subaru's power while aiding little from the shadows. However, he viewed Subaru as still too soft and immature to secure the throne. So when it came time for Emilia to visit the Sanctuary, he pre-planned an entrapment that would drive Subaru into a corner in order to harden him to the point where he would be willing to sacrifice, use and abandon everything including himself to bring about Emilia's wish while breaking down Emilia to point where she would be completely dependent on him. In otherwords to become like him who had threw away his humanity like to forfil the writ of the gospel to resurrect Echidna. He almost succeeds, hut thanks to intervention of the Witches (Satella, Minerva and Camilla particular) Subaru finally realizes that he is loved and in turn comes terms with his regrets, powerlessness and self-loathing. This leads to a complete divergence from the gospel's predictions.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has indigo hair.
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    Otto Suwen 

Otto Suwen

Voiced by: Kouhei Amasaki

A merchant and Earth Dragon carriage driver. He meets Subaru enroute to Roswaal's territory. Among the 5 candidates he supports Emilia because he identifies with her struggles to be accepted in society despite being an outcast.


  • Ascended Extra: From Arc 4 onward he becomes a mainstay among the major secondary characters after joining Emilia's camp.
  • Born Unlucky: He is said to be born under an unlucky star. He almost drowned in his first bath! Deconstructed in the Ayamatsu If as he becomes a slave to pay off the debts he couldn't pay off in the canon story with Subaru's help.
  • 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.
  • Character Development: 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.
  • Dirty Coward: In one loop, he leaves Rem to die and throws Subaru out of his carriage as bait because he doesn't want to get eaten by the White Whale.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: He as affinity with Earth Mana.
  • First Love: According to the Q&A session, Otto's was a cat.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Subaru, eventually.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In one loop, shortly after he pushes Subaru off his Dragon Carriage to save his own skin, Subaru finds blood on the seat of his carriage as well as daggers used by the Witch's Cult, implying someone killed him.
  • Non-Action Guy: Made obvious from his demeanor, Otto is an ordinary merchant which no combat experience to his name.
  • 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.
  • Unlucky Extra: He repeatedly encounters Subaru during the 3rd arc, sometimes being dragged directly into the latter's messes.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Accidentally attracts Gluttony to Pristella as they were attracted to the Book of Truth Otto brought along to be repaired.

    Petra Leyte 

Petra Leyte

Voiced by: Marika Kouno

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


    Frederica Baumann 

Frederica Baumann

Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka

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.
  • 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.
  • Human Mom Nonhuman Dad: Her father was a Half-Human Hybrid, and her mother was full human.
  • Meido: For Roswaal's relatives.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She has really long hair that reaches down her thighs.
  • 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.
  • Super Strength: Though not quite on the level of her brother.
  • Uneven Hybrid: Frederica was born a quarter with a Half-Human Hybrid father.

    Patrasche 

Patrasche

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.


    Garfiel Tinsel 

Garfiel Tinsel

Known as the Shield of the Sanctuary, who guards it from intruders. He's Frederica's fairly uncouth younger half borther. 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.


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    Lewes Meyer 

Lewes Meyer

A half-blood demihuman and the elder of the Sanctuary. Longtime friend of Roswaal and Echidna 400 years ago. Once a best friend of Beatrice.


  • Barrier Maiden: She in the past volunteer herself as a test-subject for Echidna's experiment in achieving immortally and sacrificed herself as part of 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 continue to safeguard the Sanctuary.
  • Cloning Blues: All of the 4 primary Lewes clones are aware about the fact their aren't actually the original Lewes and only exist to be used as experimental vessels for Echidna to store her soul.
  • Clone Army: There are 26 clones in total at the Sanctuary.
  • Grand Theft Me: Echidna revives herself in her original body.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Much like inhabitants of the Sanctuary.
  • Pointy Ears: She has pointy elf-like ears.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair goes past her waist.
  • Red Baron: Eyes of Sanctuary.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She is 110 years old. In reality, she is actually much older, stretching back to the Witches Era, 400 years ago.
  • Telepath: Any of the Lewes can share memories and sense this way. This how the secondary Lewes monitor conditions in the Sanctuary. She seemly does not need a Divine Protection/Blessing to do this.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has pink hair.

Alternative Title(s): Re Zero Emila Camp

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