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     Alexander and Relatives 


Prince of Macedon.

  • Bishōnen: He's a handsome, androgynous young man with long hair.
  • Dissonant Serenity: He's unusually calm in situations that would unnerve normal people.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Alexander pretends to do this after he and Olympias have a falling out with Phillip. Alexander makes a show of drinking and womanizing so that Phillip will assume he's grown soft and therefore let his guard down.
  • Fluffy Tamer: He tames Bucephalus, a vicious man-eating horse, and makes him his steed.
  • Foil: To his father Phillip. Phillip is stocky and musclebound, while Alexander is lean. Phillip looks ruggedly masculine, while Alexander looks androgynous. Phillip is prone to outbursts of anger, while Alexander is usually calm and collected.
  • Historical Badass Upgrade: Just being a fictional retelling of Alexander is enough to make Reign's version of the man BADASS. But HOLY FUCKING SHIT Alexander in this work of fiction can JUMP over 20 feet up in the air to counterattack assassins, kill off an entire squadron of elite knights, and had such a charismatic presence that Darius was just terrified meeting him the first time (even though he didn't even know it was Alexander in disguise).
  • Mama's Boy: Before he sets off for conquest, he spends every evening in the company of his mother. When he learns that Phillip is divorcing Olympias in favor of a new wife, he angrily confronts his father.


A priestess and mother of Alexander.


King of Macedon and Alexander's father.

  • Artistic License – History: The historical Phillip of Macedon practiced polygyny and had several wives in addition to Olympias. In the anime, Olympias is his sole wife, whom he divorces in favor of Euridice.
  • Awful Wedded Life: His marriage to Olympias is hostile and loveless.
  • Character Death: Alexander and Olympias arrange his assassination.
  • Eyepatch of Power: He's missing an eye, thanks to Olympias' pet python.
  • Eye Scream: Olympias' python bit his eye out to protect the baby Alexander.
  • Would Hurt a Child: When Alexander was born, Phillip sensed that the boy was supernatural and dangerous. He would have killed the baby had not Olympias' python defended the boy.
  • Your Cheating Heart: A member of his court persuades Phillip to divorce Olympias and take his young daughter as a new bride. Phillip is more than happy to do so.


     Macedonian Court 


A philosopher who mentors the young Alexander.

  • The Mentor: To Alexander, before the young conqueror sets off for conquest.


Aristotle's daughter and Alexander's childhood friend.


An advisor of Phillip who encourages him to divorce Olympias and marry his daughter Euridice.

  • Abusive Parents: He uses his daughter as a political pawn. He screams at Euridice when she suggests that her unborn child by Phillip might be a daughter instead of a son.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He manipulates Phillip into marrying Euridice so that he will enjoy greater power in Phillip's court.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: He suddenly flies into a rage when Euridice discusses her pregnancy. He loudly insists that her child will be a boy.


Phillip's much younger second wife and Attalus's daughter.

  • Arranged Marriage: To Phillip.
  • Butt-Monkey: An extremely dark example of this trope. She's pressured by her father into an arranged marriage to a much older man, who treats her like an object. Then, Olympias uses magic to drive her insane. Because of her insanity, she cannot care for her baby son, who dies.
  • Extreme Doormat: She's a passive pawn of her father. Phillip also treats her more like a sex object than a wife, coldly shooing her away when he wishes to speak with one of his advisors.
  • Satellite Character: To Attalus and Phillip.






Darius III

A Persian king who seeks to stop Alexander's advance.

  • Age Lift: The real Darius III was in his mid-forties when Alexander invaded his territory. This Darius appears to be in his twenties.
  • Back from the Dead: When Alexander travels to India, he sees a vision of a dead Darius riding into battle.
  • Historical Badass Upgrade: The real Darius often fled battles he fought against Alexander even if the outcome was not yet decided (and he often wasn't the one doing the generalship but subordinates) and his death was via assassination ordered by a subordinate satrap who was fed up with his constant failures. In Senki he not only has magical powers and actually commands his forces head-on against Alexander, he dies in his final battle attempting to kill Alexander with spells (as opposed to his real life counterpart).
  • Historical Beauty Update: The real life Darius was actually considered handsome in his culture although his fashion is quite alien to modern audience. Senki portrays him as the depicted as Tall, Dark, and Handsome with modern recognizable hairstyles and such.
  • Smug Snake: With a smug smirk to match.
  • Stripperific: His outfit reveals his legs.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Artists have traditionally depicted Darius as a bearded older man. In this series, he's young, handsome, and clean-shaven.


A Persian woman who marries Alexander.

  • Adaptational Wimp: In real life, Roxane ruthlessly sought power for her son after Alexander's death, allegedly arranging the assassinations of his other wives. In this series, she lacks any ruthlessness ... or backbone, for that matter.
  • Extreme Doormat: Other characters such as Alexander and Olympias push her around with ease.
  • Satellite Character: To Alexander.
  • Thinks Like a Romance Novel: She has a rather ... idealistic view of Alexander, despite evidence to the contrary.



Alexander's steed.

  • Cool Horse: After Alexander tames him.
  • Hellish Horse: Bucephalus is a monstrous, man-eating horse who haunts the wilderness. Alexander tames him and makes him his steed.

Olympias' Python

Olympias companion animal.

  • Jerkass: When Olympias and Roxane first meet, the python hisses and lunges at Roxane.
  • Nonhuman Sidekick: To Olympias. The python seems to be much more intelligent than normal serpents, accompanies Olympias almost everywhere, and defends her newborn son from Phillip.
  • Papa Wolf: When Phillip was about to kill the newborn Alexander, the python defended the baby, biting Phillip's eye out.
  • Snakes Are Sinister: The python is the sinister pet of an equally sinister woman.

     Other Characters 


An eccentric Cynic philosopher in Athens.

  • Acid-Trip Dimension: Diogenes conducts a philosophical discussion with Alexander in one of these, where he takes the form of a dog with a human face.
  • Deadpan Snarker: In keeping with a historical legend, when Diogenes first meets Alexander, he orders Alexander to move because he's blocking the sun.
  • Eccentric Mentor: To Alexander.
  • Expy: Of Yoda from Star Wars. He's a short, ugly cute eccentric mentor to the story's protagonist. His speech patterns are also reminiscent of Yoda's.
  • The Gadfly: When an Athenian compares Diogenes to a dog, Diogenes shocks onlookers by urinating in public like a dog.
  • Gonk: He's short, with bad teeth and an ugly cute face.
  • Obfuscating Insanity: He cultivates the image of an eccentric homeless man who rejects social conventions. Underneath this facade, he's knowledgeable about cosmic matters.
  • An Odd Place to Sleep: He lives in a giant broken urn.
  • Wisdom from the Gutter: He's an eccentric man who lives on the streets and sleeps in an urn. However, he's much wiser than he appears and demonstrates great wisdom about the nature of the anime's cosmos.


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