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    Felt 

Felt

Voiced by: Chinatsu Akasaki (Japanese), Christine Marie Cabanos (English), Analiz Sánchez (Latin American Spanish)

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A 15-year-old thief who grew up in a poor village. She steals Emilia's insignia to sell to the highest bidder.


  • Badass Adorable: Despite her young age, she is fairly handy with a blade and has Super Speed.
  • Badass and Child Duo: Part of one with Old-Man Rom.
  • Bare Your Midriff: She wears a black top that exposes her midriff.
  • Easily Forgiven: Emilia quickly forgives Felt even after she stole her insignia from her.
  • Eat the Rich: Out of contempt for the upper class, Felt promises that if she is made king, she will destroy the class system and ruin the nobles and knights.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her pants only cover one leg, leaving the other one bare.
  • Femininity Failure: When she's introduced as the fifth candidate for the next ruler in royal election, Felt enters the room in an elegant dress and looking like a real royal lady...and then she kicks Reinhard and begins speaking like her usual rude self.
  • Fragile Speedster: Is noted by Elsa to have the Blessing of the Wind, which allows her to move very quickly. Not that it's enough to give her a chance against Elsa...
  • Justified Criminal: She is a thief because, as she herself says, otherwise she would have no other option but to sell her body.
  • Likes Older Men: According to an interview with the author, her ideal type of man is Rom, and she's generally more inclined to like men around his age.
  • Lost Orphaned Royalty: She grew up in the slums of the capital as a thief until Reinhard found her and discovered she's a lost princess who was kidnapped as a child.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Since Ley Batenkaitos was unable to eat her name, "Felt" is not her real name.
  • Rags to Royalty: From a young thief struggling to survive in the slums to a lost princess and potential heir to the throne.
  • Really Royalty Reveal: She's later revealed to be a princess and potential heir to the throne, who was kidnapped as a small child.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: She looks amazing in a dress.
  • Tomboy Princess: Finding out she's a princess doesn't affect her tough and rude attitude at all.
  • Unexpected Successor: Revealed to be the niece of the late king and the fifth candidate for the throne.
  • Unwillingly Girly Tomboy: She's forced to look like a royal lady by Reinhard after he discovers Felt is a long lost princess. Felt is clearly not happy with this.
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    Old-Man Rom 

Old-Man Rom

Voiced by: Mugihito (Japanese), Beau Billingslea (English), Humberto Solorzano (Latin American Spanish)

Felt's caretaker, who is like a grandfather to her. He runs a tavern and has a storehouse full of stolen goods.


  • Badass and Child Duo: Part of one with Felt.
  • Badass Grandpa: To put it simply, Rom's biceps are thicker than the average person's waist.
  • Cool Old Guy: He has an easy-going personality, and a kind heart, always looking out for Felt.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Despite his enormous physique, Rom could barely hurt Elsa, someone with significantly less muscle mass.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Rom's real name is Valga Cromwell.
  • Parental Substitute: He acts as Felt's caretaker and he's the closest thing to a family she has.
  • Rebel Leader: Was a hard-liner leader for demihuman rebels in the Demihuman War 40 years ago. Which is how he knew the secret passage under Lugnica palace in Episode 13.

    Reinhard van Astrea 

Reinhard van Astrea

Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura (Japanese), Robbie Daymond (English)

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An easy going royal knight who holds the title of Sword Saint. He exhibits extraordinary powers in combat.


  • The Ace: Singularly the strongest shown character in show. As a testament to his strength, Reinhard was able to defeat Elsa with a sword that he randomly picked up off the floor.
  • Adaptive Ability: Reinhard's ability allows him to gain powers in response the situations he is placed in. In addition, these new power don't disappear afterward, allowing him to stack abilities to become almost invincible.
  • Auto-Revive: Reinhard has the Blessing of the Phoenix which brings him back to life if he is killed once.
  • Bewildering Punishment: As far as he's concerned, in the Ayamatsu If universe Subaru came from literally nowhere to murder his loved ones and destroy the Capital...all for the goal of ruining his reputation as a flawless knight. Though to be fair, it's not as if Subaru could really explain his motivations either.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In the "bad timelines" Subaru dies, like when Pack goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge for Emilia's death, Reinhard arrives shortly thereafter to defeat whatever killed Subaru and subsequently save the world from that particular threat.
  • Born Winner: Comes from a line of master swordsmen and was born with at least 30 blessings, where as normal people are extremely lucky to be born with one.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Is willing to help out basically anyone he meets, even if it involves fighting a murderous assassin.
  • Create Your Own Villain: His actions (and, in some cases, lack of action) at the start of the Ayamatsu If are what shape Subaru into a Villain Protagonist - which leads to terrible things befalling every other named character, including himself.
  • Deus Exit Machina: Often sent off to deal with enemies far more powerful than anyone else in the cast can deal with, forcing Subaru to pick up the slack.
  • Flight, Strength, Heart: Among Reinhard's abilities, many of which are ridiculously powerful, is the Blessing of Salt Reasoning which prevents him from mixing up salt and sugar.
  • Foil: To Subaru. Reinhard is an example of the overpowered main character archetype that plagues stories of this genre and was written to contrast Subaru's lack of protagonist abilities and potential. Both have extremely overpowered abilities, but Reinhard's allows him to solve every problem by himself, while Subaru has to consistently borrow the powers of his friends to get things done. Likewise, both have problems with their families, but Subaru manages to resolve them, while Reinhard's problems continue to get worse.
  • For Want of a Nail: Is the nail in the Ayamatsu If - him not coming to Subaru's aid against the thugs in the alley causes Subaru to experience over 80 loops of failing to save Emillia, which does a number on his sanity. And then he unknowingly causes this unstable Subaru to experience his Despair Event Horizon...
  • Invincible Hero: He's never even been hurt, much less lose to any enemy he has fought.
  • Is This What Anger Feels Like?: Subaru's actions in the Ayamatsu If cause him to feel hatred towards an enemy for the very first time.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Doesn't wear any armor, but is part of the Royal Guards and fits all of the characteristics.
  • Lonely at the Top: For all his blessings he has very few friends, and him inheriting the blessing of the Sword Saint also caused a massive rift between himself and his family. Word of God states that this is averted in the Ayamatsu If continuity...until Subaru works his magic.
  • Master Swordsman: Comes with the title of Sword Saint. His sword skills are top notch.
  • Stock Light-Novel Hero: Subaru is a deconstruction the trope, but Reinhard is the trope played almost straight. It would only be straighter if he were the main character.
  • Story-Breaker Power: The only reason Reinhard doesn't eliminate every obstacle in the story instantly is because he is either distracted or in another place.
  • Superpower Lottery: Reinhard's ability is to gain any powers he needs at anytime. This allows him to fight equally to essentially every threat.
  • The Von Trope Family: His family name is van Astrea.
  • World's Best Warrior: Quite possibly the best swordsman in the world.
  • World's Strongest Man: The only known character that is possibly stronger than Reinhard is Satella, and she destroyed half of the world.

    Elsa Granhiert 

Elsa Granhiert

Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (Japanese), Cristina Valenzuela (English)

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An assassin from a northern country called Gusteko who can sense fear in others. She is the first person to kill Subaru and trigger his time rewind ability. For reasons yet to be explained, she is after Emilia's insignia. She attempts to buy it from Felt and Rom, but she ends up killing them instead when negotiations fail during the first and second timelines. She is known for killing her 'prey' by disembowelment. In the final timeline of the stolen insignia, she is defeated by Reinhard and retreats vowing to come after Subaru again.


    Meili Portroute 

Meili Portroute

Voiced by: Suzuki Eri

An child assassin who hails from the same organization as Elsa. She was the one behind the Mabeast attack in Alam Village.


  • Arc Villain: Of the second and fourth arc of the series.
  • Affably Evil: She is actually very nice and bubbly towards everyone, including the people she is about to kill.
  • The Beast Master: Meili is extremely skilled in controlling mabeasts. Case in point, she was the one who brought the Mabeasts to the Mathers territory.
  • Defusing the Tyke Bomb: Subaru does this in Arc 6 in order to get her help in crossing the desert to reach the Pleiades Watchtower.
  • Enfante Terrible: She's a little girl who also happens to be a professional assassin.
  • Fluffy Tamer: The mabeast she controlled was undeniably cute, until it showed its true form and became a gigantic monster.
  • The Mole: In the second arc, she infiltrates Alam Village and makes herself pass as one of the village children.
  • Professional Killer: Like Elsa, who she works with sometimes.
  • Taking the Bullet: In the Ayamatsu If, she dies taking a strike from Reinhard that was meant for Subaru.
  • Tyke-Bomb: She's basically a Child Soldier.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has blue hair.

    Kadomon 

Kadomon

Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (Japanese), Patrick Seitz (English)

An extremely buff fruit seller that Subaru meets when he arrives in Lugunica.


  • Good Morning, Crono: For the first and third loops, Kadomon is the person Subaru awakens to, each time asking what he is doing just standing in front of his shop.
  • Happily Married: Despite coming off as scary, he has a wife and a daughter that he loves.
  • Oral Fixation: He always carries a blade of grass in his mouth.
  • Recurring Extra: Appears quite often despite having little to nothing to do with the plot.
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    Ton, Chin and Kan 

Ton, Chin and Kan

Voiced by: Itaru Yamamoto, Genki Muro and Daiki Yamashita

A trio of thugs inhabiting the alleys of Lugunica's capital.


  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Ton is big, Chin is thin, and Kan is short. True to tradition, Chin is more or less the trio's leader.
  • Boisterous Weakling: All three of them, but most of all, Kan, who is tiny and the least intimidating.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Appears to be this at first, but ultimately Subverted. The trio seem pretty horrified about their accidental stabbing of Subaru, with the sole exception of Kan, who insists they might as well take what he's got. While clearly shocked by this, too, they still run away, leaving Subaru to gasp his last breaths alone in the streets.
  • Goldfish Poop Gang: They are encountered by Subaru multiple times, though he mostly writes them off as weak early-game fodder.
  • Knife Nut: Chin brandishes a pair of knives for intimidation.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: They actually manage to kill Subaru in one loop when Chin accidentally stabs him in a moment of rashness. The trio promptly freak out and flee the scene, leaving Subaru to his pitiful fate.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Their actual names are Gaston, Larkins, and Canberley.
  • Punny Name: Together, their names are a play on "tonchinkan", which in Japanese means "absurd" or "contradictory."

    Kenichi Natsuki 

Kenichi Natsuki

Subaru's father, who has a rather boisterous, charismatic and out-going personality which has usually made him popular with people.

    Naoko Natsuki 

Naoko Natsuki

Subaru's mother. She's a bit of an oddball who wraps everything into her own pace no matter what it is.

    Fortuna 

Fortuna

Emilia's spunky taciturn paternal aunt who raised her in the place of her deceased parents. She was the younger sister of Emilia's father.
  • Action Mom: While she is technically not a mother, she did raise Emilia for a good portion of her childhood.
  • Hair Decorations: She wore a hair clip similar to Emilia's on the left side of her hair.
  • Kill It with Ice: Like her niece she specializes in use Ice Magic via conversion of heat of heat through her fire attribute
  • Mystical White Hair: She was an elf woman with white hair.
  • Pointy Ears: She had these due to her being a full elf.
  • Posthumous Character: She's long dead by the time the story starts and only appears in Emilia's flashbacks.

    Arch 
One of elves living in Elior Forest who seems particularity close to Fortuna and Emilia
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    Reisha Tinsel 

Reisha Tinsel

Mother of Garfiel and Frederica who left the Sanctuary 10 years ago to search for Garfiels's missing father. Described as an unfortunate kindly woman who want through many hardships in life, but that despite always look on brightside of things by people who knew her. She apparently died in a landslide during her search.

    Liliana Masquerade 

Liliana Masquerade

A 20 year old traveling diva who is known for her strangely captivating voice. A big fan of Emilia and Subaru, especially the former.
  • The Bard: She is wandering minstrel who sings songs of the folklore and tales of Lugunica's history
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Often clumsy and scatterbrained in general

    Heinkel Astrea 

Heinkel Astrea

The son of Wilhelm and Thearesia and Reinhard's father. He is the Deputy Commander of the Kingdom Knights.

    Sylphy (184) 

Sylphy (184)

One of Regulus' wives and often acts as representative of them. Her real name is Sylphy.

    White Whale 

White Whale

A giant, flying, white, whale-like mabeast that's terrorized the world for over 400 years. Anyone it hits with its white fog is not only killed, but erased from the memories of everyone else, along with any physical evidence of their existence—only Subaru remembers them. Since its appearances are random, hunting it down is even more difficult than it would otherwise be.
  • Brown Note: Of a sort. Subaru comes up with the idea of using the side effect of saying that he can Return By Death to kill or cripple the White Whale after he manages to get on top of its horn. It succeeds in bringing the beast down to the ground, where the real trap can be sprung.
    • The White Whale can do a version of this, too, causing many people to go temporarily insane and collapse in agony.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: Taking down the White Whale is seen as this, in-universe. Not just because it's a giant, flying, magical whale with instant-death, area-of-effect ranged attacks, but because its appearances are always random and unpredictable, meaning that actively hunting for it is extremely difficult. But the chance to take it down and get revenge for all of the suffering, terror, and horror it's inflicted on the world for 400 years is too tempting for many to pass up.
  • The Dreaded: The White Whale is probably the second-most feared entity in the world after Satella, and for good reason. The anime demonstrates just why this is in excellent detail: you don't even remember its victims, nor do any records. The only way for anyone to know that people have fallen victim to the White Whale is for there to be some kind of irrefutable organizational structure that necessitates the existence of people at a given point in time, but, inexplicably, there is no one filling those positions/records. This leads to situations in which a convoy of traders are picked off one by one, with none of them even realizing they're under attack because they instantly forget the ones whom are killed ever existed. The infamous "Who's Rem?" meme hammers this home: Ram cannot even recall ever having a twin sister (or any kind of sister), despite the two being almost inseparable for their whole lives. And since all physical traces of Rem's existence were erased, no one even believes Subaru when he insists that Rem did exist. The implications are pretty heavy—how many parents are going about their daily lives, completely unaware that they once had a beloved child that they spent decades raising, with all physical traces of their existence being erased as well? A husband of 50 years might retroactively come to believe that he had never been married at all, and nothing could ever indicate otherwise. In fact, the only reason why any of the White Whale's victims are remembered is because it sometimes decides to kill people without using its signature fog/mist attack.
  • Expy: Quite possibly one of Sin, from Final Fantasy X. A giant, flying, whale-like monster of overwhelming power that's been terrorizing the world with impunity for hundreds of years, whom appears at random around the world? Yup.
  • From Bad to Worse: Just when it seems like they have the White Whale on the ropes, it spawns two clones of itself.
  • Rasputinian Death: The White Whale takes an absurd amount of punishment to kill. Even dropping Flugel's tree onto it isn't enough to kill it, forcing Wilhelm to finish it off.
  • Ret Gone: What the White Whale's fog/mist attack inflicts. It erases both all memories of the victim and all physical traces or records of that person's existence. Subaru is the only one who remembers, most likely solely because of a side-effect of his Return By Death ability, which lets him remember everything even past death itself.

    Great Rabbit 

Great Rabbit

One of the three great mabeasts, alongside the White Whale and Black Serpent. The Sizeable Hare is actually a swarm of hares with an insatiable, unending hunger that causes them to devour every person in sight, or, if no people are nearby, then they'll devour themselves. They have an inherent population limit that they can't exceed (which is still a very high number), but they will quickly replenish back to that maximum number in seconds if all of them aren't killed at once. Also, their bites are supernaturally strong: Subaru puts his hand near one and the entire hand is almost instantly chomped off.
  • Devoured by the Horde: Inflicts this on its victims. It's a very painful way to die, as Subaru can attest to.
  • The Dreaded: The Great Rabbit is treated as a natural disaster even worse than White Whale. While the appearance of the White Whale is a freak occurrence akin to a meteor, the Great Rabbit is more like a never ending hurricane that can be tracked by the sheer amount of devastation it causes by eating everything in sight.
  • Dude, Where's My Reward?: Emilia's faction reports that they killed the Great Rabbit to the government, but they don't receive credit for the achievement since no witnesses not from their faction was present and no body could be found. They said that they'd consider the claim proven if the Great Rabbit made no appearances for the next decade, but by that point the Royal Selection will be over.
  • From a Single Cell: If even one of the hares survives, it will continue to multiply back to its maximum population limit extremely quickly, usually by feeding.
  • Hive Mind: The Great Rabbit is believed to be a Hive Mind.
  • Horde of Alien Locusts: A non-alien version. They descend onto a settlement and devour everyone, leaving nothing behind in terms of bodies.
  • Negative Space Wedgie: How they are ultimately defeated. Beatrice, aided by Subaru and Emilia, uses the ultimate yin-element spell, Al Shamac, creating a wormhole of sorts that sucks the entire swarm into an alternate dimension of blackness.
  • The Swarm: They always act as a swarm, overwhelming everything with sheer numbers and incredible multiplication/replication.

    Black Serpent 

Black Serpent

One of the three great mabeasts, alongside the White Whale and the Great Rabbit. Notably, the Black Serpent is said to be the hardest of the great three mabeasts to control or deal with.
  • The Dreaded: The White Whale, while powerful and existentially terrifying, is still vulnerable to sufficiently-massed firepower and magical attacks, preventing it from operating too close to cities or armies. The Great Rabbit is mindless and drawn by overt concentrations of mana, and can also be killed by sufficient concentrations of disciplined firepower if it gets too close to an army or city. Comparatively, Black Serpent is unpredictable and has no known means to attract its attention towards any given target. Even if it is killed, the curses it would leave on the area upon being defeated makes fighting it seem very costly, no matter how perfectly executed.
  • Walking Wasteland: It is a giant black snake which sows the lands it travels through with curses, making it a mobile, living natural disaster. On top of that, it inflicts over a hundred diseases upon anyone it touches—such as with its long, prehensile tongue—which kills its victims in mere seconds in horrific fashion. The curses it leaves upon the land as it travels is analogous to radioactive pollution in which it makes an area uninhabitable and dangerous to even approach for a very long time.
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