This page lists characters from the Light Novel series Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town and its adaptations.
Beware of spoilers below.
The main character, an unremarkable fifteen-year-old boy from the strongest village in the world.
- Accidental Pervert:
- Lloyd has consistently walked in on Marie in compromising positions thanks to Alka's curse. Marie herself has never gone into Pervert Revenge Mode on him considering she knows he's innocent and all her rage is directed at Alka. The anime tones this down considerably, with only one instance when Marie is forcibly turned into a butterfly by Alka and returns to normal in the middle of the night. Before she can get over her rage and get dressed, Lloyd comes in to investigate with a candle in hand, sees Marie on the floor completely exposed, then proceeds to silently turn around like nothing happened.
- When the girls visit Kunlun with him, Riho was given a dress made of Earth Spider webs that was given to her by the village, and she takes off everything, including underwear to sell them. He comes in offering late snacks until he sees Riho stark naked, prompting Phyllo to round-house kick him out the window and into the target mountain (the village's way of fast-traveling). Look closely at his motion line and you see that she hit him hard enough to ricochet into the distance. This ends up affecting them, because they both barely look at each other in the eye in the next episode.
- Achievements in Ignorance: Lloyd's character. Because of his lack of a reference point of how normal people do things he doesn't realize how grand his achievements are: Lloyd has prepared a curse removal spell to help in mundane tasks but when it's applied to Selen, her curse is removed, he clears a landslide away and makes it rain ending what was building into a war between nations due to alleged infrastructure sabotage (as shown in the manga/light novel), as well as clearing out the town of giant monsters but only thought he was squashing some bugs.
- Almighty Janitor: Lloyd oftentimes willingly takes on entry-level, menial blue-collar jobs like being a part-time all-around worker for a luxurious hotel, then proceeds to do any and all of his duties superhumanly well. He single-handedly cleans a gigantic bathhouse in less than the time it takes for his superior to tell him what he needs to do in the first place, cleans the equally massive glass ceiling in a matter of seconds to the point that sunlight reflecting off the spotless surfaces can temporarily blind someone, and does all the ingredient prep for the dinner rush by himself with just one knife, who-knows-how-many blindingly fast and accurate cuts, and less than 5-minutes. As is often the case in this series, he's unaware of just how impressive any of these feats are.
- Animal Motifs: Those that can sense Lloyd's power (like Riho and Chrome) see it as a White Tiger radiating from his body, ready to pounce at any moment. In Chinese mythology, they're oftentimes symbols of the "King of Beasts" and of overwhelming strength, which Lloyd has and then some. Ironically, he's almost never aggressive and prefers peaceful negotiations and kowtowing over the possibility of a fight breaking out.
- Badass Adorable: Lloyd is a sweet kid who happens to hail from a town of overpowered badasses.
- Blow You Away: He is able to use wind magic, although he frequently messes up the incantations. That rarely matters, because he's so unbelievably powerful that they do a lot of damage anyway.
- Blue Is Heroic: His shirt and eyes are a bright blue and he's a a sweet, well-mannered young man who doesn't know his own strength.
- Clark Kent Outfit: His shirt hides the fact that he's actually incredibly muscular for his age, with six-pack abs and prominent biceps and chest muscles.
- Comically Invincible Hero: None of the monsters (or pests, as he calls them) or enemies pose real threat to him. The closest person who could even pose a threat to him is Phyllo, who only broke a rib (though it heals in three hours). As these are Played for Laughs, he is completely unaware that the enemies his friends face are a threat to them, but not to him.
- Clueless Chick Magnet: He quickly draws the affections of numerous women through his cute face, kindness, and the wacky hijinks that come from his absurd strength. But Lloyd is completely oblivious to their feelings for him.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: His tunic is parted at the bottom to show a blue web-like mesh on one side that otherwise breaks the symmetry of his outfit.
- Finger Poke of Doom: How Lloyd normally deals with monsters is a simple finger flick. This has been shown to even create shockwaves that kill multiple monsters simultaneously.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He has strawberry blonde hair and is the sweetest, most modest, and mild-mannered character in the story.
- Healing Factor: It takes him a day to recover after breaking every bone in his body, though he laments that most other people from Kunlun could do it in a few hours.
- Heroic Build: When Lloyd strips down to nothing on a visit to a hot spring, he reveals that he is jacked. Despite his slender frame, his body is a perfectly-sculpted mass of muscle complete with a set of washboard abs.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Constantly from Lloyd. Due to being the "weakest" member of his village he really thinks he is just a weak kid, unaware of the ungodly strength and speed he possesses compared to the people outside of his village; as what people consider monsters he thinks they are just beast or bugs. Anytime someone tries to tell him that he really is amazing and has accomplished great feats, he genuinely believes they are just saying that to cheer him up.
- Idiot Hero: Downplayed. Lloyd is by no means stupid but he does have a severe lack of common sense and even that is justified as due to the exact nature of his village and where it's located at, his perceptions have been severely warped.
- I Have Your Wife: When he returns home from the tournament, sees that the place is a mess, and finds Marie's royal pin on the floor along with a ransom note, he rushes off with Allan to rescue her. However, the truth was that Phyllo (the "kidnapper") had only taken Alka's orb, Marie was in the bathroom due to Alka's curse, and the place was a mess because Marie's home is always a mess without him.
- I Just Want to Be Badass: Why he wants to become a soldier in the first place, as he sees them as brave and strong. Completely unaware he already has those traits.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Lloyd has a humble nature, an unassuming personality, a deep sense of responsibility and a desire to help. It helps facilitate much of the humor, given that he is prone to understate his own abilities or misunderstand the people and events around him. It's also how Alka describes him.
- Informed Attribute: We're told that the villagers at Lloyd's hometown regard him as the weakest of them all but to the outside world, he is a force of nature. Other than Alka, we don't get to compare them very much.
- I Was Beaten by a Girl: When challenged by Phyllo, he is worried about fighting her because one small girl in Kunlun once broke his arm with a single chop.
- Let Us Never Speak of This Again: Downplayed Trope. After Marie turns back from being a butterfly, she's completely naked. Lloyd walks in on her in that state, takes one look, and then turns and walks away without saying a word.
- Lightning Bruiser: He's strong and tough enough to treat fire-breathing dragons as mere "lizards" and easily outpaces a locomotive.
- The Load: Brief flashes of Lloyd's past demonstrate that as the weakest person in Kunlun, he was unable to accomplish much without relying on other people. This is the reason for his overwhelming inferiority complex, and is why he becomes depressed when people call him useless or say he'll get in the way.
- Major Injury Underreaction: After having one of his ribs broken, he treats it as if he accidentally bumped into someone. Due to his Healing Factor he notes that it will heal in a few hours.
- Meaningful Name: And yet at the same time an Ironic Name. His last name Belladona is a deadly poisonous plant from the Nightshade family. He is a very sweet kid whose appearance belies how powerful and/or dangerous he is plus as a chef he uses ingredients from the same family (tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplant), and at the same time he isn't a Poisonous Person nor a Poisonous Friend.
- Men Can't Keep House: Inverted. He's an amazing housekeeper and cook, keeping Marie's office in order for her.
- Mugging the Monster: A frequent occurrence for Lloyd considering how few people can recognize his overwhelming power. The low-level monsters of the capital oftentimes end up being swatted away like insects (which Lloyd thinks they are) while human opponents oftentimes have to be saved from very messy if impossibly swift deaths by the people in the know.
- Nice Guy: Lloyd is friendly and only wants to help people. He is unable to look away from any type of injustice, and is even willing to help someone by cooking, cleaning or doing other chores if that's what they need.
- Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: Lloyd is just an average kid in a hometown that happens to be home to some of the most powerful warriors in the land. When compared to those outside, he's practically a demigod.
- Oblivious to Love: Despite how blatantly clear Selen makes her obsession with Lloyd known, Lloyd doesn't realize it.
- Offhand Backhand: When a giant monster bug attacks him while he's trying to read a job board, he casually backhands it into the distance while complaining that it's taking up all the sunlight.
- Raised by the Community: We never are told who his parents are, and he's mentioned that he was raised by the people in the village.
- Ship Tease: Marie was shown to be attracted to Lloyd from the beginning, but after going on a short trip with him to help out the Azami kingdom, her feelings start to become more overt. In addition to swooning over his good looks, she is eager about the possibility of Lloyd living with her forever and becomes very excited when she thinks that Lloyd is trying to ask her out on a date. (He wasn't.)
- Skilled, but Naïve: He's absurdly strong relative to everyone else not from Kunlun, but is amazingly oblivious to how badly he outclasses everyone. The first thing Marie tells him to do is to learn some common sense.
- Stronger Than They Look: A good chunk of the comedy comes from how anyone without the ability to sense his strength thinks Lloyd really is just a weak kid, his lack of confidence and unintimidating appearance not helping. The whole reason he failed the test of strength despite destroying the target was that he moved too fast to be seen and the judge didn't believe that Lloyd was the one who did it, thinking it was the much stronger-looking guy before that weakened it.
- Super Strength: Lloyd is freakishly strong, able to defeat a tough insect monster with one kick, and then pick it up and toss it over the horizon. He also caught massive stones broken off from a building and shrugged them off into the distance like flicking off lint.
- Super Speed: Lloyd ran from his hometown to his new home across the continent in six days, easily outpacing steam locomotives and sending nearby wildlife flying from the wind in his wake. However, he doesn't find it impressive, because even his grandfather could have done it in only two.
- Supreme Chef: Everyone comments how good Lloyd's cooking is, even his villagers comment on how they miss his cooking since he left. Along with his impeccable cleaning skills, he turns Chrome Molybdenum's cafeteria from a halfway-decent budget eatery popular with students to constantly having full-tables and very satisfied customers.
- This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: Lloyd mistakenly believes this is the case in the Hotel Arc when Marie tells him that he must destroy Demon Lord Elking's core. He is thrilled that he finally managed to beat his first monster (what the rest of the world calls demon lords), but believes it was only due to The Power of Friendship. In reality, if Lloyd had been there sooner, he could have beaten it all by himself in seconds.
- Tongue-Tied: Every time he tries to use a chant, he messes it up due to being so nervous. However, he is so powerful even his screwed-up spells do a lot of damage.
- Trauma Button: Telling Lloyd he's a burden or that he cannot accomplish something without help will usually make him depressed, because that was the case in Kunlun. His entire reason for joining the Azami military was to become dependable and stand on his own.
- Unwanted Harem: Before long, multiple women are all trying to gain Lloyd's affections, while he remains completely oblivious to their efforts.
A young witch that lives by herself, making a living on the east side of the city selling potions and acting as an information broker. Alka sent Lloyd to live with her.
- The Alcoholic: Except for the anime which tones down a lot of the family-unfriendly content and the blackness of the comedy, Marie is a lush and a day-drinker. It's telling that during Lloyd's first duel with Lidcain, she's worried the latter's messy death would prevent her from ever enjoying Bloody Marys and Red Snappers, alcoholic drinks with tomato juice as an ingredient.
- Big Good: Sometimes a parody, sometimes played straight. Maria is the missing princess and the most proactive and competent force for good in the setting, assembling allies and guiding the situation in the kingdom from the shadows to save it against Abaddon and his machinations. However she's also extremely neurotic and constantly stressed out, is constantly inconvenienced by babysitting a wild cast of crazy loose cannons, and is a Butt-Monkey stuck a crapload of humiliating curses from Alka (who's unwillingness to take an actual Big Good role herself vs causing trouble causes Marie no shortage of grief) - so she barely has any more dignity in her lofty role than anyone else in the story does.
- Bullying a Dragon: Despite knowing full-well that Alka has the power to destroy the world with barely any effort and frequently having to stop her from doing just that, Marie almost never misses an opportunity to insult or express her exasperation at her former mentor. Granted, a good number of those times, she assumed Alka wouldn't hear her and she has a nasty habit of teleporting into Marie's home unannounced.
- Butt-Monkey: A very, very common source of humor is to watch Marie's suffering and discomfort, usually at the hands of Alka.
- Elemental Powers: In addition to the ancient rune she learned from Alka, Marie also has a number of other powerful spells.
- Blow You Away: One of her most prominent abilities is her wind magic, letting her create large tornadoes and vortices to move herself and passengers around quickly through the air or attack her opponents.
- An Ice Person: She can create large walls of ice to defend herself.
- Playing with Fire: She can summon fireballs that are hot enough to instantly melt ice and water into vapor, useful for making an improvised smokescreen.
- Guile Heroine:
- While her magical power is nothing to sneeze at, Marie thrives when she's using information, her surroundings, and her enemies' weaknesses against them than simply overpowering them. A prime example of this is her spending the last 5 years as an information broker to investigate her father's being possessed by a Demon King and during the fight with him, direct attacks prove ineffective so she makes an improvised smokescreen to open an avenue of attack.
- Another example is how she "tricks" Lloyd into defeating Demon Lord Abaddon, claiming that he's a drunken harasser covered in filth, and asking Lloyd to "clean" him up. Naturally, Lloyd uses his cloth empowered by the Disenchant rune, which purifies Abaddon out of the king immediately.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: She won't surrender, but while Marie is no coward and is willing fight villains herself she also has absolutely no issues with running away from a fight she might not win to have Lloyd or Alka fight instead the instant it becomes an available option. Which, in comparion, is rather like backing off of a fistfight in order to drop a bomb instead.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Marie always enters a fit of rage, mostly whenever Alka's around.
- I Choose to Stay: After the Demon King possessing her father is firmly banished back where he came from, Azami's King is back to being a benevolent monarch, and war is firmly off the table, Marie chooses not to return to her life as a princess and continues to be the Witch of the East, dealing in information and potions. It's heavily implied this is to continue watching over Lloyd both for the sake of the world and her growing fondness of him.
- The Lad-ette: In spite of her long hair, feminine appearance, and slight build, Marie has really let herself go from her former life as the Princess of Azami. She can't keep her house clean, eats canned foods then begs for extras from the neighborhood wives as she can't cook, and in all but the anime, it's constantly pointed out that she consumes alcohol like water. One has to suppose those three years of learning under Alka had plenty to do with it.
- Men Can't Keep House: Gender-inverted. Marie has absolutely no domestic skills whatsoever. Before Lloyd became a boarder at her place, she was content to live in a constant state of trash, eating preserved foods straight from the can, and begging for proper meals from the neighborhood wives when she inevitably gets sick of it.
- OOC Is Serious Business: The neighborhood wives get very concerned when Marie suddenly stops crawling to their front doors in the evening to beg for food that wasn't from a can. They stop once they realize that Lloyd is now cooking for her, though that causes an entirely different misunderstanding.
- Really Royalty Reveal: Marie is the missing princess of the Azami kingdom.
- Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training:
- In all her years of learning how to use ancient runes from Alka, she has never once learned how to cook, clean, or do laundry, forcing her to rely on the kindness and goodwill of her neighbors or just learn how to live in a dump. The wives in her district make sure to cook extra in case Marie comes along begging with an empty plate in hand.
- On a similar note, as a former princess, she had much more important things to learn like politics, social graces, and how to manage her kingdom, so basic tasks like food, laundry, and cleaning were left to her servants.
- She Is Not My Girlfriend: She is mortified when the neighborhood wives assume that Lloyd is her new live-in boyfriend, considering he cleans her house, cooks for her, and is an absolute sweetheart.
- Sheltered Aristocrat: As the former Princess of Azami, she had a servant for every want and need, so now that she's living alone, her house is a dump, she eats canned foods that don't need cooking, and goes around begging the neighborhood wives for food when she gets sick of it.
- Slapstick Knows No Gender: She is a frequent victim of the story's slapstick humor, particularly when Alka curses her with various misfortunes.
- Straight Man: She is usually the person reacting to the insane antics of Alka and Lloyd.
- Witch Classic: She wears the typical garb of a witch, including the conical hat.
A mercenary with a mechanical arm that seeks to join the Azami military to clear her criminal record and earn cash.
- Ambiguously Brown: Riho sports a Hispanic skintone, with only Shoma being darker, though what ethnicity she is supposed to be is unknown, since she was in an orphange and fellow Orphan Rol doesn't have the same skintone.
- Artificial Limb: Riho has a metal prosthetic to give her use of one of her disabled armsnote Though it's extremely powerful and useful as a weapon in its own right compared to the arm it is worn over and allows Riho to cast powerful magic, maintenance is expensive though since it's made of Mythril.
- Artifact of Doom: It supposedly drains the user and whoever touches it of their mana. Lloyd however is unaffected by this as he has so much mana he doesn't even notice the drain.
- Awesome, but Impractical: Riho's metal arm is made of Mythril and extremely well made, giving her incredible close-combat capabilities and magic besides, and it was designed to pull up the Holy Sword. However, it's almost prohibitively expensive to maintain and it drains her magic reserves and anyone who's misfortunate enough to touch it as well.
- Broken Pedestal: Riho really did admire Rol Calcife before she starts her Frame Ups.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Choline rightfully had concerns about her loyalty to the Azami Army, considering that she's got a well-known record of betraying employers she doesn't like. Merthophan assures her, however, that they're paying her well enough and the promise of wiping her criminal record clean is just too valuable for her to risk losing. Her criminal record is fabricated by Rol Calcife.
- Combat Pragmatist: Since she is somewhat more Weak, but Skilled compared to her friends, she prefers to rely on these sorts of tactics and guile whether hiding a magic stone to detonate in her arm, faking a high level magic chant to psych out an opponent, or making use of Molotov cocktails.
- Failure Is the Only Option: Played for Laughs. Riho tries to think up ways to get away from Lloyd who she thinks is wondering why she is taking a fighting stance. If she tells the truth, she gets beaten up. If she lies, she gets beaten up. And if she gets quiet, she gets beaten up.
- Frame-Up: Much of her criminal record is fabricated by her ex-childhood friend and benefactor Rol Calfife, which is why Riho is so insistent to get it cleared with the military's help and her trust issues.
- Harem Nanny: As the Straight Man amongst Lloyd's group of friends, she falls into this role by default, regularly struggling to keep the Lloyd-crazy girls around her in check so that they can finish more important tasks or missions. Although she herself develops a crush on him as well.
- Healing Magic Is the Hardest: Due to her arm and other skills, she's had a desire to learn healing magic, though she is constantly warned that she runs the risk of accidentally healing dirt or other foreign objects into the wound. In her duel with Rol, she invokes this by healing a magic stone into it for a lightning attack, and had a delayed healing spell ready to heal up the wound quickly.
- Hired Guns: She was a mercenary before applying for the military academy.
- Mana Drain: Her prosthetic arm constantly sucks out her mana and anyone she touches with it or is misfortunate enough to touch it.
- Only in It for the Money: The only reason Riho had any interest in joining the army was to clean her criminal record and to make a lot of money in the process. It's also the promise of money that makes her interested in Lloyd and Selen. Becomes more sympathetic in that she wants the money to care for the orphanage she grew up in.
- Red Baron: The One-Armed Mercenary.
- The Red Mage: A powerful physical combatant due to her arm and capable of mid-level attack spells, rounding herself out by adding healing magic learned from Choline to the mix.
- Ship Tease: On more than one occasion, she's indicated that while she does consider Lloyd as attractive as the rest of the female cast, she's not particularly interested in pursuing him. That doesn't stop her from blushing or getting flustered when he does something unintentionally romantic or sexy. She also blushes when one of the villagers ask if she is his girlfriend.
- Straight Man: She is well aware of how strong Lloyd is, and this (combined with her very pragmatic personality) results in comedic reactions when Lloyd, Selen, or another character does something insane.
- Stripperific: Her default outfit is shorts, a bra and an open jacket.
- Theme Naming: Riboflavin ("Riho Flavin), more popularly known as vitamin B2.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: Fitting her rough and tumble mercenary personality.
- We Used to Be Friends: With Rol. Both her and Rol used to live in an orphanage together, and Riho lost her left arm. Rol would eventually grow up and use her own connections to help her in the meanwhile. However, she was eventually Drunk with Power that the artificial arm she made for her that it saps Riho of her mana. Riho would try to get a job as a mercenary, but Rol would try to sabotage her efforts by framing her with crimes she didnt commit. After Riho defeats her in the inter school tournament, she decides to give her a second chance after being hospitalized.
- Younger Than They Look: Despite being a mature mercenary, she is actually only 16.
A young rural noblewoman with a mysterious curse that forces her to wear a belt on her head. After Lloyd unwittingly removes the curse, she falls in love with him. Madly.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Due to the curse that placed a belt on her face that could not be removed, Selen was treated very much like an outsider by her fellow nobles, including Allan. That begins to change when Lloyd comes into the picture and removes the belt.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Lloyd saving Selen might have sealed it but this is the main reason she fell in love with him, as he was the first person to just treat her as a normal girl. In the novel, he gave her food, cheered her up with stories, tried to help her do new things, and wasn't freaked out by her beltnote .
- Clingy Jealous Girl: She will threaten or outright attack any girl who even appears to be getting a bit too close to Lloyd.
- Clothing Damage: Invoked but then subverted. She allows a possessed Merthophan to attack her on the basis that "the hero (Lloyd) will always appear to save the heroine (her)" and then tells Merthophan merely to attack her to the point of "tasteful nudity" for the sake of being held in Lloyd's arms while partially nude. It doesn't work, because the belt protects her from any harm, forcing Riho to run off and find Lloyd on her own.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Selen's obsession with Lloyd leads her to be extremely singleminded, and come to really stupid conclusions with no basis in reality. For example, when Choline shows everyone Lloyd's written exam with strange markings, Selen assumes that Lloyd is just an artistic genius (prompting Riho to call her an "idiot"). When her belt later saves her from injury, she concludes that Lloyd blessed it somehow. And when Lloyd himself interrupts her duel, she assumes that he has come to fight for her honor and that it must be fate.
- Comically Missing the Point: When she learns Riho's backstory of being falsely accused of various crimes, she takes sympathy with her because Selen is "falsely accused of stalking". Riho notes that the two things are not remotely similar.
- Cry Cute: Selen bursts into tears after she realizes that her lifelong curse is finally lifted.
- Curse: Selen's entire life was defined by the strange curse that kept an unremovable belt on her face. After it is removed, she's so happy that she bursts into tears.
- Cursed With Awesome: After being freed by the cursed belt, Selen wears it around her waist, as it and protects her from oncoming attacks.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She was a normal girl with a father who loved collecting oddities and curios. As any child would, she snuck into her father's collection and ended up with a cursed belt wrapped around her head which would not come off. At first, people felt pity for her tragic situation until the priests were unable to remove such a powerful cursed item, they started to become disgusted with her appearance and spread terrible stories about her, saddling her with the title "The Cursed Belt Princess." At the start of the story, her fellow nobles from the countryside despise her, as they believe she's why city people think they're a bunch of weirdos.
- Date Peepers: When Lloyd asks Riho on a (platonic) date, Selen becomes immensely jealous and watches them while hidden in a cloak. When Allan recognizes her, she beats him up and ditches him before resuming her peeping.
- Death Glare: Selen is very violently protective of Lloyd and won't hesitate to give these out to anyone she feels is a threat.
- Defence Mechanism Superpower: Her belt acts like this, protecting her from any physical attack.
- Despair Event Horizon: After meeting Lloyd, Selen has pangs of feelings for him but is ashamed of the cursed belt on her face. Later, she laments that she is no closer to removing her curse after years of effort and flashes back to her traumatic childhood. Distraught, she says that she will rip the belt off, even if her face gets torn off with it, only for the belt to come off instantly. She's so relieved that she falls to her knees in tears.
- Devoted to You: After meeting Lloyd for the second time (after she realizes he cured her curse), Selen introduces herself saying, "Selen Hemein, truly and absolutely yours!". Twice.
- Dynamic Akimbo: Selen confidently takes this pose after her belt defends her from Alka's magic, bragging about her belief that it binds her and Lloyd together. For added effect, she's even shot through Hitler Cam.
- Empathic Weapon: After it's freed from her head, her Cursed Belt reacts to both Selen's emotions and that of the people around her. It will automatically defend Selen when it senses ill-intent, although if an opponent is emotionless or indifferent (like Phyllo), it will not move until Selen explicitly orders it to protect her. It oftentimes acts as an extension to her hands and arms, carrying small items like her purse, setting dramatic scenes like holding up a flashlight over Selen to emphasize how despairing she is, or holding Lloyd's arms down so she can forcibly give him a lap pillow. Selen also sometimes treats it as a disobedient or poorly trained pet and doesn't hesitate to scold it or slap one of the ends in frustration; notably, the unaffected side reacts in panic, as if it's trying to get Selen to stop or watching in helpless horror.
- It later becomes a Talking Weapon after Vitra inhabits it.
- Expressive Hair: Her Idiot Hair will express how she's feeling, as does her belt.
- How Do I Shot Web?: Takes her a bit before she understands how to control her belt like an extra set of arms rather than just relying on the belt reflexively defending her.
- Important Hair Cut: After finally getting the cursed belt off of her head, Selen gets a hair cut.
- Insane Troll Logic: After she falls completely in love with Lloyd, Selen starts to believe that anything that happens is either a "sign" they're meant to be together, "proof" of his affection/love for her, or a "threat" that jeopardizes their relationship.
- Logical Weakness: The defense mechanism of Selen's belt only protects her from malicious injury. If a person attacks her with no malice or strong emotion whatsoever, it will do nothing unless directed. She can also be harmed by indirect attacks, such as destroying part of a building so that the debris will crush her on its own.
- Madness Mantra: Selen has a habit of repeating "Lloyd-sama" ("Sir Lloyd" in English translation) when something brings Lloyd to her attention or prevents her from being with him.
- Powers Do the Fighting: If fighting someone with intent to harm her, or whom Selen has deemed an enemy, the belt will do all of the attacking and defending on its own. Selen loves to flaunt this fact, as she regards it as symbolic of her and Lloyd's "love" and thus has complete faith in it (which can often prove costly).
- Rescue Romance: Selen is clearly drawn to Lloyd after he manages to save her life from an insect monster. But, after she finds out that he cured her lifelong curse, too, she falls head-over-heels.
- Right for the Wrong Reasons: Selen is smitten with Lloyd because she was told years ago that "strength would lift [her] curse". Thus, she spent years becoming stronger in the hopes that she'd someday be able to cure herself, only to be rescued by Lloyd, who proves himself "strong" by easily defeating a giant bug and tossing it like trash. When the curse is later lifted, Selen assumes that the curse was lifted because Lloyd was strong, unaware that Lloyd had a magic cloth that can dispel curses. Granted, she was already so smitten with Lloyd and happy to be free of the curse that she likely wouldn't have cared what the true reason was.
- Serious Business: Anything involving Lloyd. No matter what else is going on, Selen will tunnel vision on Lloyd and anything she feels helps or threatens their "destined love". For instance, when she and Riho go to Marie for help finding the princess, Selen becomes helplessly distracted by the fact that Lloyd and Marie live together, not even bothering to ask about said princess until the exact nature of Marie and Lloyd's relationship is cleared up. She's even willing to outright murder a prospective fiance arranged by her father, with the full belief that the heavens will forgive her for removing an obstacle between her and marrying Lloyd instead.
- Sheltered Aristocrat: She was so sheltered that she didn't know how to use the money to buy food at a stall or know how to cook rice, forced to eat it dry.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: She develops a hostile rivalry with Alka, who is equally-obsessed with Lloyd. Upon first meeting, the two women are immediately suspicious of each other, and Alka repeatedly tries to curse Selen, only to be thwarted by the belt.
- Skewed Priorities: The only thing Selen cares about is Lloyd. She will often remain completely oblivious or obtuse to other subjects or conclusions, and only understand them in relation to how they affect her relationship with Lloyd.
- Stalking Is Love: She is Lloyd's #1 stalker, and acknowledges that she has been "falsely accused" of stalking multiple times in recent days.
- Theme Naming: Selenium ("Selen"), a chemical element, and Hemin ("Heimein"), an iron-containing porphyrin that can be found in humans blood.
- Theory Tunnelvision: Selen believes that Lloyd's love for her unlocked the cursed belt that covered her face all her life. From there, she also assumes that love is the man she's destined to spend her life with and, when the belt turns out to also be a magical artifact that protects her from any harm, that it has been blessed and thus represents the strength of their destined love. Whenever evidence or a person contradicts any level of this logic, Selen will either dismiss it, add a new insane theory, or just flat out murder/destroy whatever's causing the contradiction.
- Thousand-Yard Stare:
- When Lloyd is nowhere to be seen in the first military academy class, Selen's mind breaks and she merely stares off into the distances chanting "Lloyd-sama" over and over.
- She sports another when she finds out that Lloyd lives with Marie, assuming that they must be married or at least lovers.
- She has it yet again during the Hotel Arc, first when she's forced by her father to go to a marriage interview when she wanted to use the consecutive holidays for a hot-spring date alone with Lloyd, and next during the interview itself when she plans to murder Allan for daring to "stain" her history and make it difficult to eventually marry Lloyd.
- And yet another one during the Hotel Arc when stumbles across Kikyou giving Lloyd a massage (while reaching into his crotch). She attempts to murder Kikyou while spouting a cold, dead expression.
- Unusual Euphemism: After Lloyd accidentally exposes himself in a mixed open-air hot spring, Selen refers to his penis as "Sir Lloyd's Sir Lloyd."
- Wall Crawl: While peeping on Lloyd and Riho's date, Selen crawls around, making Allan at first mistake her for a "cockroach" before recognizing who she is. She then beats him up and skitters away by crawling along the wall and into the restaurant where Lloyd and Riho are.
- When Riho meets Lloyd in the anime, Selen slams her out of the way, which causes a Riho-shaped Impact Silhouette in a stone statue's base, and then demands to know who she is while giving a Death Glare.
- When she finds out Lloyd and Marie live together, and Lloyd introduces her to Marie as a "friend", she sports yet another Death Glare (complete with Slasher Smile) that scares the crap out of Marie.
- After her father takes her to a fancy hotel in a luxurious forest area, she plans to outright murder her potential marriage partner for being a serious threat to her marrying Lloyd. She devises and almost acts on a concrete plan to stab the poor guy in the heart and throat with her utensils, after using her belt to grab onto the chandelier and whirl herself around it to build up momentum then launch herself at him as he steps in through the door. Thankfully, Lloyd comes in as an emergency substitute and Selen ends up stabbing the table instead.
- When she finds Kikyou giving Lloyd a massage and reaching into his pants, she tries to murder Kikyou right then and there without any further words or hesitation.
The Officers Academy of the Azami Army
The students and staff of the military school that Lloyd and much of the cast attend.
An Azami nobleman from the countryside. He's famous for his numerous victories in tournaments and joined to become a proud and decorated officer of the military.
- An Axe to Grind: His main weapon is a gigantic double-bladed battleaxe.
- Butt-Monkey: Due to his rigid personality and famed physical toughness, Allan is repeatedly subjected to humiliating beatings either for butting in other peoples' business or because they need a guinea pig to test abilities on.
- Dirty Coward: For all his pride and confidence in the controlled space of a dueling arena, he cowers in the face of actual monsters to the point where he can't move his legs. Fortunately, Lloyd helps him step up to the plate in a crisis and he quickly learns he can go toe-to-toe with monsters and be the heroic officer he wants to be.
- Everyone Has Standards: He is shocked when Merthophan tells him to attack Lloyd (a civilian) for a street duel and even offers to give Lloyd a free first blow. Fortunately for him, the duel is interrupted before Lloyd can punch his head clean off.
- Fake Ultimate Hero: After defending the capital from monsters and then (appearing) to defeat a giant snake monster, and collapse the dungeon it was using as a lair, Allan is revered by the king and his fellow cadets as the "model soldier" for all to emulate. He continuously tries to explain that he doesn't deserve any credit, but no one listens.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although he frequently bullies Selen for her curse, he does care deeply for all life, as evident when he becomes Lloyd's first disciple.
- Lightning Bruiser: He was able to close the distance and launch an attack against Selen before she could react, only protected by her belt blocking the attack.
- Made of Iron: He's an incredibly strong combatant and infamously resilient, overpowering and/or outlasting his enemies in tournaments. The only time people worry he's going to get hurt or killed is when he offers Lloyd a free, full-power punch to his face, not knowing that that will kill him instantly and messily.
- Mugging the Monster: As often happens in this series, he does this to Lloyd after he steps in to stop a fight between Allan and Selen, and Merthophan and Choline force him into a duel with him for their ulterior motives.
- Theme Naming: Two parts: Allantoin ("Allan Twein"), a common ingredient in cosmetic products topical skin anti-irritants for diaper rashes and radiation burns; and Lidocaine ("Lidcain"), a local anesthetic. Both are fitting names for someone who's famously durable and resilient against abuse, though he still feels plenty of pain.
- Took a Level in Badass: Though he was already a formidable warrior this was exclusively against human opponents. Monsters terrify him to the point of paralysis until Lloyd helps him snap out of his fear and he proceeds to wipe the floor with them, as well.
- Took a Level in Kindness: After Lloyd inspires him to fight monsters and become the heroic officer he wants to be, he becomes much less antagonistic of him and even begins to idolize him and become Lloyd's first (self-proclaimed) disciple.
- All Love Is Unrequited: She's a close friend of Marie who has strong feelings for her, and is jealous of the close relationship Marie has with Lloyd.
- Butch Lesbian: She has Boyish Short Hair, is physically aggressive, and has an intense crush on Marie.
- Closet Gay: She keeps her feelings for Marie a secret, even refusing to tell Marie herself.
- FaceHeel Turn: Goes after Lloyd after what happened in their duel, taking on the power of both Elking and Abaddon.
- Green-Eyed Monster: She is extremely jealous of Lloyd, seeking to show him up at every turn in order to win Marie's affections.
- I Have You Now, My Pretty: When Marie stumbles across her within a dungeon, Micona decides to use her as bait to draw out Lloyd. However, it becomes increasingly clear that she doesn't actually care if Lloyd stops her — she just wanted an excuse to molest Marie.
- Lovecraftian Superpower: Her Demon King powers burst from her body covered in blood.
- Love Makes You Evil: She ingests two different types of demon lord seedlings to gain enough power to kill Lloyd.
- Mistaken for Gay: Inverted. Micona is a Closet Gay, and when she rants to Marie that she wants to kill Lloyd for stealing "her love", Marie excitedly envisions Lloyd romantically involved with a man.
- Remember the New Guy?: Her over-the-top entrance scene at the stadium in ep.5 gives off this effect.
- The Resenter: She hates Lloyd for stealing Marie's affections, and tries to kill him.
A high-ranking officer within Azami's military, hoping to recruit skilled soldiers for the war that's threatening to break out with the Ziou Empire.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: A Demon King ends up taking advantage of his anger at the Ziou Empire to bring the Azami Empire to war, going so far as to commit numerous false-flag operations on his own country.
- Catchphrase: "It's for this country's peace." He uses it to justify his somewhat questionable recruitment choices like Riho (a known criminal and serial backstabber) and his heinous actions trying to stir up war with the Ziou Empire.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Living in Kunlun and dedicating his life to agriculture not only buffed Merthophan considerably, but also gave him a massive boost in fighting ability. However, as noted by Shoma, his abilities are still limited by the fact that he was born an ordinary person, and does not possess the Superpowerful Genetics of a native Kunlun resident.
- The Comically Serious: Much of the humor involving Merthophan has him outwardly behaving or posturing like a professional soldier, while doing or saying completely insane things. For example, angrily ordering that Allan fight Lloyd despite the former correctly pointing out that a soldier fighting a civilian is against the rules. For bonus points, that particular instance gets Choline to do exactly the same thing twice a moment later, once by imitating Merthophan and then doing it herself after she's told who Lloyd is.
- Dark and Troubled Past: He wanted to join the army as a soldier after his village was raided by the Ziou Empire during a famine and the people would have starved to death if not for some kind strangers offering them enough wheat to survive till the next harvest. The kingdom's lack of a response due to its lack of military might drive him to strengthen it by whatever means necessary. He needs a strong army to seek vengeance on the Ziou Empire, after all.
- Following in Their Rescuer's Footsteps: When Merthophan is reassigned to Kunlun following the attack by Demon Lord Abaddon, he is at first dispeased by it until he finds out that Kunlun's people were the ones who saved him and his fellow villagers from starvation as a child. After that, he happily helps out there and the next time we see him, he has completely gone native.
- Foreshadowing: When Choline asks him about why he's so determined to recruit as many strong cadets as possible, he grimly says that war with the Ziou Empire is on the horizon. He's helping engineer false flag operations to justify it in the eyes of the people as well as the crown, so of course he'd be certain about that.
- Friend on the Force: Before she joined the military herself, Merthophan and Riho were acquainted; in fact, it was he who invited her to try out.
- Going Native: After being reassigned to Kunlun, he takes to life there very well. The next time we see him, he's packed on a ton of muscle and is working while dressed in nothing but a loincloth.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a faint but noticeable scar under his right eye (left side of the audience). It's presumably from an injury sustained in combat.
- Hypocritical Humor:
- Merthophan always admonishes soldiers to never raise up their arms against the civilians they protect, but when Lloyd is volunteered to fight Allan on Selen's behalf, Merthophan immediately and strongly demands that the two fight so that he can see Lloyd's ridiculous strength in action.
- In a Blink-And-You'll-Miss-It gag, Choline states that Merthophan always says it's dishonorable to harm someone that you're sworn to protect right before beating up his own students.
- I Did What I Had to Do: This is Mertrophan's excuse for all his actions, including being complicit in brainwashing the King and setting up multiple False Flag Operations. To be fair, he's being manipulated by a malevolent Demon King who just wants to see the human world burn.
- "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Subverted. When Merthophan becomes transformed into a demon by Abaddon, Lloyd appears to get through to him by reminding him of why he became a soldier. However, the attempt is ruined when Lloyd thinks that Merthophan is merely doing a drunk cosplay, which reverts him back to a demon that Lloyd then defeats (again by accident) with one headbutt.
- Mole in Charge: He explicitly aimed to become a high-ranking official of the Azami Army in order to use it to exact his revenge on the Ziou Empire. He even goes so far as to engineer numerous crises to stoke Anti-Empire sentiments in the people.
- Reassigned to Antarctica: When his treachery against the crown, sabotage on Azami infrastructure, and attempts to start a war with the Ziou Empire are exposed, he's kicked out of the capital to the furthest backwater town possible: Kunlun. While initially unhappy about becoming Lloyd's replacement for cooking and cleaning, he becomes much more at peace when he realizes the villagers are the same people who saved his village from starvation all those years ago.
- Suddenly SHOUTING!: When Selen suggests that Lloyd will fight Allan in her stead, Merthophan tries to instigate the fight by asking Allan if he'll do it. When Allan tries to refuse (under rules Merthophan himself instructed), Merthophan immediately bursts into angry shouting, ordering Allan to fight Lloyd.
- Those Two Guys: He and Choline form one half of a comedic duo, usually with him on the receiving end of her slapstick.
- Unishment: At first, he is horrified about being reassigned to Kunlun, only to realize that Kunlun was responsible for saving him and his village as a child and thus be happy to help out from then on.
- You Can't Go Home Again: Feeling personally responsible about staging a coup at Azami, he feels this way after, and thinks it's for the best that he stays in Kunlun when he finds out the villagers there were the ones who saved and provided food for his village as a child.
- Combat Medic: Just because her specialty is in healing magic doesn't mean she isn't any less capable of a soldier than any of the other Colonels. As much as she can fix you up and get you out of the infirmary, she's perfectly capable of sending you in there in the first place.
- Eating the Eye Candy: When she visits Merthophan in Kunlun, she finds it impossible to look at him while speaking, because of the muscle he's gained, combined with only being dressed in a loincloth.
- He Is Not My Boyfriend: Chrome refers to Merthophan as her "Love Interest", which she immediately denies (while sporting a Luminescent Blush).
- Immediate Self-Contradiction: Choline admonishes Merthophan for breaking his own rules for not allowing soldiers to fight civilians, only to be told who Lloyd is and immediately signal the fight to start.Choline: "What, Merthophan? You're always the one that goes [imitates his voice and facial expression] 'It's absolutely dishonorable for a soldier to harm those they swore to protect,' before beating up the student!"
Merthophan: "This boy, Lloyd, is the 'ancient runes' kid."
Choline: "Ready, fight!"
- Locked Out of the Loop: She is one of the few characters who does not recognize Lloyd's true power at first, until Merthophan explains that he's the one that wrote a series of extremely powerful runes on a test form.
- Paper Fan of Doom: Her recurring gag is slapping Merthophan around with a paper fan when he does or say something ridiculous.
- She's Got Legs: Her military uniform is comprised of a very short skirt that shows off her legs almost entirely.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Some subs show her name as Choline, while others the more realistic Colin.
- Tsundere: She likes Merthophan, but is an aggressive Type A for him. When she finds out he was Going Native in Kunlun, she attacks him. However when he explains why he chose to not return to Azami, she is sadden by his choice to stay at Kunlun.
The owner and sole employee of a mediocre cafeteria near the officers' academy, who hired Lloyd as a part-time hand, and soon become the owner of one of the most popular and highly-rated eateries instead. Though he's been honorably dismissed from service for over 5 years, he's never let his fighting skills dull any.
- Comically Missing the Point: From the moment Lloyd steps into his cafeteria to apply for a job, Chrome consistently misunderstands him and fears for his life. When Lloyd describes his skills at cooking and cleaning in his village, Chrome takes it as Lloyd euphemistically describing being a master assassin who also helped hide the evidence for some crime syndicate. When Lloyd offers to show off his skills, Chrome is prepared for combat while Lloyd makes him a fish risotto. When it's time to taste-test it, Chrome thinks Lloyd is going to ambush him while his guard is down and decides to play along to force Lloyd's hand, but Chrome just ends with a delicious meal and the best employee he's ever hired. Even long after Lloyd has been peacefully working as a chef/custodian for the cafeteria, Chrome can't drop his guard around him and feels like he should be coming for his life at any moment.
- Meaningful Name: "Chrome" plating is oftentimes used to make other materials more corrosion-resistant, easier to clean, and looks shiny and aesthetically pleasing, too, and "Molybdenum" as a pure element has one of the highest melting points. Both are apt names for a man that needed to be a perfect and stately gentleman as he accompanied his former ward, the Princess of Azami, while also needing to be tough and resilient to protect her against any threats to her life and the many other important people around her.
- Properly Paranoid: When Lloyd steps into his cafeteria to apply for a part-time job, Chrome senses his incredible strength, and immediately ambushes him on reflex. When you were the personal bodyguard of one of the most important people in the entire country, it pays to be that hyperaware of danger.
- Redeeming Replacement: After Mertophan is Reassigned to Antarctica, Chrome takes over his position as an instructor in the academy.
- Retired Badass: He used to be the Princess of Azami's personal bodyguard until her mysterious disappearance and his subsequent voluntary resignation for failing his duties. Merthophan and other active officers keep offering him a prestigious teaching position at the academy but he's content with running a so-so eatery. This is because he's secretly still supporting Marie and investigating the mysterious changes in the King, and having a hole-in-the-wall diner is an excellent cover. Once that crisis is over, he returns to the academy as a teacher, though dialog from Lloyd says he still kept ownership of the cafeteria. (Though who runs it on a daily basis is something of a mystery.)
A rival military school that has defeated Azami multiple times over the past several years.
- Foil: To the Azami Officer's Academy. Instead of training students as professional soldiers, Rokujou instead trains them to be professional mercenaries and adventurers, not beholden to the state but whoever's paying them at the moment. In line with this looser, informal command structure, Rokujou does not use uniforms in contrast with the Azami Officer's Academy's dress code for students and staff both.
The Mercenary Sisters
- Big Guy, Little Guy: Gender-inverted. With her petite frame, Mena is the "little guy" to Phyllo's very tall and well-built "big guy."
- Big Little Sister: Mena is the older of the two and is clearly referred to as "Big Sister" by Phyllo. However, Phyllo vastly outclasses her in size, weight, and physical strength.
- Brains and Brawn: Mena is the more intelligent and scheming of the two, while Phyllo is more for brute-force and unflagging determination without the smarts. Both are roughly equal in terms of magic though their preferred casting methods are just as contrasting, with chants and circles for Mena and Phyllo using spells to enhance her martial arts.
- Hired Guns: As students of Rokujou, they're taking actual mercenary work, either as part of their education or with permission from the Academy.
- Red Baron: Mena and Phyllo are referred to as the "Mercenary Sisters" of Rokujou.
One of the two Mercenary Sisters of Rokujou Academy.
- Big Sister Instinct: She is very protective of her sister and will not hesitate to even betray her current allies if they insult or mistreat her.
- Making a Splash: Her go-to attack is to cover her opponents with a sphere of water until they pass out from suffocation, and she can also make a wall of water and mist to obscure visibility and movement.
- Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: When she overhears Rol call her sister useless after using her as a tool, she helps the Azami academy defeat her.
- Nice Hat: She wears a stylish newsboy cap with a badge on it, presumably the Academy's.
The second of the two Mercenary Sisters of Rokujou Academy
- All Amazons Want Hercules:
- After Lloyd effortlessly No Sold two of her attacks, she immediately asks to become his apprentice, offering to do anything he asked, including bathing him. Her repeated requests catch Selen's ire, who tries to get Phyllo away from Lloyd every time.
- After he fought her a second time (in an arm-wrestling match) and won, she instantly asked him to marry her.
- Best Her to Bed Her: She wants to marry Lloyd because he defeated her in an arm-wrestling match.
- Blood Knight: Despite her usual stoic nature, she sports a very excited grin when given a chance to rematch against Lloyd.
- Covert Pervert: Though normally deadpan, indifferent, to outright emotionless, when Lloyd accidentally exposes himself in a mixed open-air hot spring, she is very clearly interested in what she's seeing.
- Dumb Muscle: She's not extremely bright when it comes to following orders, but she is both an extremely strong martial artist and mage.
- Elemental Powers:
- Emotionless Girl: She speaks in a monotone and behaves very stoically, not showing much in the way of emotion or expression.
- Fastball Special: After she senses someone peeking on her and most of the girls in the Reiyokaku Hotel's mixed open-air bath, she hurls Alka in the direction of the suspect.
- A Good Way to Die: She challenges Lloyd to a Duel to the Death, seeing their battle as the best way for a warrior to die.
- The Greatest Style: She is trained in Pyrid Style martial arts originating from Kunlun, which is why she is capable of fighting on par with Lloyd. Actually subverted, as Pyrid Style is merely an aerobic exercise. When Pyrid later starts training her in his actual style, she can barely keep up with the basics.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: When everyone visits hot springs, Phyllo walks around nude without any reservations whatsoever.
- Kung-Fu Wizard: She uses physical martial arts to attack, supplemented by extremely powerful magic.
- Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: When she learns that Lloyd is from Kunlun, she gladly accepts settling their grudge with an arm-wrestling match, as per Kunlun tradition.
- Not So Stoic: When given a chance to battle a Worthy Opponent like Lloyd, she shows a lot more emotion.
- Single-Stroke Battle: She defeats Micona with a single attack, a water blast that sends her flying out of the arena and into the walls.
- Super Strength: Her attacks are strong enough that she is able to break one of Lloyd's ribs with a single kick. She is also able to arm-wrestle him evenly, being the only non-Kunlun resident that could equal his might.
- Worthy Opponent: She views Lloyd as a warrior worthy of battling to the death.
The headmistress of Rokujou Academy and a former friend of Riho.
- Evil Former Friend: To Riho. Rol cared for her genuinely along with the rest of the orphanage, but her ambitions to gain a well-paying and prestigious career to support them all soon devolved into an uncontrolled need for power and authority by any means necessary. It's possible this wasn't entirely her fault, but also the manipulations of a Demon King and their associates like with Mertophan.
- Frame-Up: She is the person who is constantly framing Riho for crimes which make her a wanted criminal.
- Manipulative Bitch: She befriended a young, orphaned Riho and quickly came to earn the girl's respect — until Riho realized that the mythril arm she'd given her constantly drained Riho's mana, and that her only reason for giving it was so that Riho would obtain the Holy Sword.
- Mugging the Monster: She sends Phyllo to kidnap the person Marie lives with, unaware that that person is Lloyd. Instead, Phyllo accidentally steals Alka's crystal ball. When Alka shows up, she is very angry and demands to know where Lloyd is. Rol has no idea what she's talking about and tries to dismiss Alka with her usual flippant attitude. Alka quickly demonstrates why this was not a wise move.
- The Rival: She is a former classmate of Choline, who isn't all that fond of her, either.
- Self-Made Woman: She climbed her way up from nothing to become the headmistress of the Rokujou Academy, using any means necessary (both fair and underhanded) to do so.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: She was once legitimately friendly and caring towards Riho and the other members of their orphanage, aiming for such a prestigious position in the world to gain the funds necessary to repair and expand the place to take care of the kids better. Then, as often happens when someone climbs the career ladder, she became more and more jaded and immoral in her pursuit for the top, forgetting her original goal in the process. (Though the manipulations of mysterious, evil individuals certainly didn't help any.)
- Unwitting Pawn: Her attempts to obtain the holy sword was a result of being manipulated by an unseen Chessmaster.
A luxurious hotel just outside of the royal capital of Azami, especially popular with nobility visiting from outside the city.
- Bald of Awesome: He has a shiny, completely bald head with a number of scars on it and the rest of his head, but it all lends him a powerful presence as a former military-officer than making him seem evil or up to no good.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Just from his head alone you can clearly see he was no desk-bound officer in his military career. He has a cross-shaped scar on his left cheek and extending under his chin on the same side (right side of the audience) and the back of his bald head has numerous long, claw-like marks extending all the way around to his ears, presumably from when a wild animal or monster tried to attack him from behind.
- Retired Badass: He's gone from the highest-ranking military officer in the royal capital to the owner of a luxury hotel outside of the city. He seems rather happy with his career at the moment.
- Theme Naming: In keeping with the series' science-themed names, he's named after Cobalamin, more popularly known as Vitamin B12.
- Action Girl: She is a skilled combatant, able to fight on par with Selen (while unarmed), albeit neither could land a blow on the other.
- Entertainingly Wrong: Because of Lloyd's exceptional strength and abilities, she believes that he must be the person that is possessed by the demon seeds causing the problems at the Hotel, even though the problems started before Lloyd arrived at the hotel. Multiple comedic hijinks ensue from her incorrect assumptions.
- Got Volunteered: Lord Threonine directs her to continue working at Reiyokaku Hotel as an apology for the trouble he inadvertently caused. She is less than thrilled about the decision.
- Ninja Maid: She is a servant of Lord Threonine Lidcain working undercover to investigate the coma incidents at the Reiyokaku Hotel. However, she's not actually that good of a maid, since the spy is her main training.
- The Slacker: Coba mistakenly believes that she spends all of her time goofing off because she does a poor job as a maid and is often doing other things rather than completing her tasks. That's because she's actually a spy pretending to be a maid, and her time "slacking" is spent doing espionage. She actually is a poor maid, though.
- Wrestler in All of Us: She attempts to suplex Selen to defeat her, but the impact is stopped by Selen's belt.
Family Members and Associates
- Bad Boss: His servant Minoki was so tired of being bossed around and yelled at by him that he gladly become the Demon Lord Elking. And Played for Laughs with Kikyou where he has her work for Coba fulltime after the treant threat is resolved as an apology, to Kikyou's chagrin.
- Intergenerational Friendship: He gets along fabulously with Lloyd after the latter expresses a deep appreciation for the lumber industry, House Lidcain's second claim-to-fame behind their military accomplishments. He never quite understands that Lloyd is talking about monstrous treants and not man-made forests, but it doesn't seem to matter. He even tries to send Lloyd to a marriage interview in Allan's place, after the latter suffers an unfortunate, embarrassing incident in the bath.
- Looks Like Cesare: While everything else about him looks healthy enough, his eyes are perpetually surrounded by dark rings that make him look unsettling, at best. Despite this, he's not that bad a guy and the worst you can assume of him is being a bad father for being too obsessed with the image his son is showing to the world.
- Theme Naming: Threonine, an essential amino acid.
- The Butler Did It: A literal example. He's Lord Threonine's butler and is the person causing the coma epidemic at the hotel.
- Chekhov's Gunman: He makes brief appearances during Lord Threonine's visit to the hotel, but remains inconspicuous until he reveals himself as Demon Lord Elking.
- Walking Spoiler: It is impossible to mention him at all without spoiling the plot twist of the Hotel arc.
- Change the Uncomfortable Subject: She immediately pushes everyone through the gate when Alka brings up the fact it was her idea to skin Vritra.
- Evil All Along: She is in league with Sou the whole time by removing Vritras connection to her and to unlock the doors of the final dungeon.
- In fact, among the trio of the villains Eug is the evilest of them all. Shoma wants excitement for his life but he also wants what is best for Lloyd and Sou is a Fallen Hero who eventually wants Lloyd to slay him. Only Eug is the one who wants to unlock the Very Definitely Final Dungeon to cause chaos to the world.
- Older Than They Look: Like Alka, she is at least over 100, but looks no older than her teens.
- Oral Fixation: Usually has a sucker in her mouth.
- Scary Teeth: She has noticeable shark-like teeth.
- Sweet Tooth: Can be seen sucking on a sucker.
Residents of Kunlun
The villagers of a remote town on the edge of the human territories, on the line between it and demon lands. They're all descended from legendary heroes who saved the world the first time around and are all ridiculously powerful.
- Had to Be Sharp: The village is located on the boundary of the demon territories, where dangerous monsters like dragons exist as common pests. Demon Lords also regularly attack the village with about the same frequency as monsters attacking other places.
- Hidden Elf Village: An extremely small village and so remote that no modern humans outside of the village believe it actually exists.
- Mundane Utility: They use legendary weapons as gardening tools, the hide of sacred beasts as leather for aprons, use a magically-powered cannon as transportation, and other such ridiculous feats.
- Stronger Than They Look: Everyone in the village looks like your average, unremarkable human being, but each one is superhumanly powerful. Lloyd is the weakest among them.
- Undefeatable Little Village: The entire point to the village. They are a village of seemingly-ordinary folk that are situated right at the border of the demon kingdom and act as the vanguard protecting humans from demonic invasion.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Dragons, using a cannon to travel, people jumping up to the second story? Nothing unusual to a citizen of Kunlun.
The mayor of Kunlun, Alka is one of the most ancient and powerful mages in the world, although she looks like a pre-teen girl. She enjoys teasing her former student, Marie, and has a perverse attraction to Lloyd.
- Baleful Polymorph: She turns Marie into a butterfly for daring to go out and have fun with Lloyd.
- Berserk Button:
- Any insult or dishonor to Lloyd will earn her wrath — she once threatened to destroy Azami for giving Lloyd a failing grade for a military exam.
- Calling her "Loli Grandma"/"Little Old Hag" or likewise reminding her of her actual age will cause her to inflict curses or other unpleasant fates on any who dare call her that, typically her former student Marie.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Alka completely forgets the harm she's done to other people, completely confused why some people would even be angry with her.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Alka threatens violence and powerful curses against any girls who get too close to Lloyd, or whom she fears may try to be intimate with him.
- Comedic Sociopathy: After Marie shuns Lloyd from assisting with her goal of saving the kingdom, he falls into a deep depression. Alka takes note of how much Lloyd is suffering...and takes joy that she's been provided with a wonderful opportunity to spend the day "cheering him up" and show off at a festival.
- Comedic Shotacon: Alka is centuries old, but has a depraved obsession with Lloyd, usually scheming or attempting to perform sexual acts with him that are always portrayed comedically.
- Dirty Old Woman: Alka is one of the original heroes, centuries-old, and lusts uncontrollably over a fifteen-year-old boy. At one point, at a festival, she declares the festival can't end until she eats a chocolate banana, then pulls out a jar of chocolate syrup and dives for Lloyd's banana.
- Disproportionate Retribution: As an all-powerful wizard, Alka probably has the knowledge, the control, and the mana to do basic spells and light punishments, she just chooses not to. About the most frequent victim of this is Marie, who she has cursed with "medium-level misfortunes" every time Marie calls Alka a "little old hag/loli baba" or turning Marie into a butterfly for going on a day-trip with Lloyd without informing Alka first.
- Eccentric Mentor: Alka's behavior is extremely immature and selfish for someone as apparently old and wise as she is. While she can still become serious and give good advice to Lloyd or her former student Marie if needed, she will do whatever she wants most of the time.
- Hypocritical Humor: She threatens Marie to not do anything impure to Lloyd, while being eager to do all sorts of impure things to him herself.
- I Meant to Do That: Defied. When Sou believes that she intentionally created Selen's belt as backup Amplifier Artifact for her powers, she rapidly explains that it was all a complete accident.
- Immortal Immaturity: Alka is an elderly woman in the body of a young girl, and she acts like it.
- It's Personal: She instantly rains meteors from the sky to destroy monsters that interrupted her personal time at a festival with Lloyd.
- Never My Fault: She never owns up to her own mistakes or flaws, and forgets when she's wronged others. Thus, whenever something bad happens, she's always quick to punish other people for it or deny her own part in it.
- Older Than They Look: Alka looks around the same age as Lloyd, but is a lot older to where Marie usually refers to her as a Loli Grandma.
- Punny Name: Alkali, after the extremely reactive group of metals on the Periodic Table. It's fitting her emotional volatility and willingness to destroy the world over the slightest annoyances and slights, to herself or to Lloyd.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: She develops a hostile rivalry with Selen, who is equally-obsessed with Lloyd. She immediately tries to curse Selen, only for the belt to thwart her attempts.
- The Unfettered: Has straight up stated that she is willing to curse or destroy a person, an entire kingdom, or even the whole world if that's what it takes to take Lloyd for herself.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom:
- She tried to cover up a cooking accident by disguising the ruined piece of jerky made from Vritra as a "belt"; somehow, she sold it to a wandering merchant, this item found its way onto Selen's father's collection of curios and became the cursed belt that covered her face for most of her life.
- She created Sou, an artificial Hero, to defeat a powerful demon lord but then left him without a purpose for centuries, eventually causing him to turn evil.
- Eug lampshades this by calling her the source of all evil. Ironically, that action would save Vritra's life when his main body is destroyed by Sou by possessing the belt.
- Worf Had the Flu: When the party is facing a threat like a Demon Lord that Alka could beat without issue, she is often busy or otherwise disposed-of.
Lloyd's friend from the village who he sees as an older brother.
- Ambiguously Brown: Has noticeably darker skin than the rest of the cast or the rest of the villagers of Kunlun.
- Ambiguously Evil: It is heavily implied he isn't as nice as he seems, as Alka was suspicious when she heard from Lloyd that he saw him.
- The Dragon: Posing as a traveling merchant, he is revealed to be the cause of many of the various troubles and problems cropping up around Azami.
- Friendly Enemy: Despite acting against Lloyd and his friends, Shoma still greatly adores Lloyd and admits that his actions are all for Lloyd's sake.
- Good Is Boring: The main reason Shoma is a villain. Shoma really does care for Lloyd but he joins Sou and Eug out of excitement for his life.
- Intrepid Merchant: He's frequently traveling around the kingdom dealing in rare items, odd requests, and strange magical devices, such as Molotov cocktails and treant Demon King saplings.
- Perpetual Smiler: Always appears happy, even when suggesting someone is going to die.
- Small Role, Big Impact: It was the book about knights and soldiers he gave Lloyd that made Lloyd want to become one.
- Stealth Mentor: While he is a dangerous villain he really does care for Lloyd all throughout his journey.
- Verbal Tic: He likes to call everything "intense".
One of the divine beasts who acts as the protector of Kunlun.
- Butt-Monkey: He's been abused by Alka as much as Marie has. Marie states that she understands his pain.
- Barrier Maiden: Killing him not only will cause Alka to lose her powers, but will break the seal of the Last Dungeon.
- Cruel And Unusual Punishment: After he is sealed in an egg by Eug, Selen starts to reeducate him on the "Teaching of Sir Lloyd, Chapters 1 to 73" and Vritra desperately breaks himself free of the seal and begs her to spare him.
- Living MacGuffin: Killing him is the main objective of Sou.
- Non-Malicious Monster: The kingdom of Azami sent soldiers to slay him after he scared some villagers, but he's actually a nice guy.
- Soul Jar: After Sou kills his main body, his soul went into Selen's Cursed Belt due to it being made from him.
- Affectionate Nickname: Though they're not related, Lloyd has taken to calling him "Gramps" or "Grampa".
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Developed a form of hand-to-hand combat which is unrivaled throughout the world.
- The Greatest Style: He is known for his "Pyrid Style" combat form, but it turns out that this is merely his aerobic exercise routine. He later teaches Phyllo his actual combat style, and she is stunned that all he showed her were the basics.
- Old Master: A martial artist that puts even Phyllo to shame.
- Red Baron: Known far and wide as "Pyrid the Ogre Lord".
- Shipper on Deck: Thinks Phyllo is a good candidate for Lloyd's girlfriend as he feels she's very honest and that her martial arts skills are decent.
A demon lord scheming to take over the Kingdom of Azami.
- Arc Villain: The primary antagonist of the opening story arc.
- Demonic Possession: Abaddon had been possessing the body of the king for years, using Colonel Merthophan's hatred of the Jian Empire to stir up a war.
- Horrifying the Horror: Abaddon is extremely smug and confident ordinarily, but when Marie claims that he's just some crazy harasser so that Lloyd will help her, he is confused and horrified. He only becomes more terrified as Lloyd effortlessly dispatches his attacks and then purifies the king with his Disenchant rune.
- Maou the Demon King: Abaddon is a Demon Lord — one of the most powerful entities in the entire world. Revealing himself as one is what leads to his demise, as it allows Marie to ask Lloyd for help.
- Meaningful Name: "Abaddon" is the name of both an evil location and that of a demonic entity in Judeo-Christian texts.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Abaddon had no clue revealing himself as a Demon Lord removed the one hedge that protected him, and this revelation led to his demise by Lloyd.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: While possessing the King, he pretends to be weak and simple-minded while actually being the driving force for Merthophan's campaign against the Jian Empire.
- Shapeshifter Guilt Trip: He briefly takes the appearance of Marie's father to thwart her attempt to use the Disenchant rune on him.
A demon lord that controls plant life.
- Arc Villain: The primary enemy of the Hotel arc.
- Attack Its Weak Point: By ripping out and crushing its core, Lloyd manages to destroy Elking.
- Demonic Possession: Noticing that Minoki, the servant of Lord Threonine, held a deep grudge against his boss, Shoma gave him the Demon Lord Seedling and Minoki used it to become the Demon Lord Elking.
- Flunky Boss: Though it's no slouch in combat by itself, its greatest danger is its ability to make treants, for swarming and overwhelming its opponents.
- Green Thumb: He can control plants and create treants. He's also capable of growing his own plant-like body to building-sizes or weaponize extensions of himself, using them like spears.
- Kill It with Fire: The cast use fire spells and Molotov cocktails on it to great effect, weakening it, disabling it, and granting Lloyd the confidence to use his power to rip out his core and finish him off.
- Logical Weakness: Its body is made of wood, hence it's highly flammable and vulnerable to flame spells and Molotov cocktails, especially if they've been enhanced with magic stones for extra potency.
- Shapeshifter Weapon: It's capable of growing branches and extensions of itself into sharp blades, spears, or whatever else it needs.
A villain posing as a priest that is conspiring against Kunlun.
- Ambiguously Human: He was created from a Merger of Souls, including human, in order to create a powerful Hero to defeat a terrible demon lord that threatened the world.
- Catchphrase: Always asks the person he meets, "How do I look to you?" There is a great reason he asks this. Outside the next hero, Sou looks like an ordinary old man. To Lloyd, he saw Sou's Merger of Souls.
- Death Seeker: His ultimate goal is to disappear, which he can only do if another Hero takes his place.
- Didn't See That Coming: When he kills Vritra, he believes that Alka is now powerless. Then she gives him a flying knee to the face, and he realizes that he miscalculated something.
- Fallen Hero: Sou was once a hero created by Alka but after he succeeds in defeating the Demon King of his time, Sou lost all purpose for his life so at the present time he is shaping Lloyd to become his original successor and to slay him.
- I Need You Stronger: His plan requires Lloyd to become a stronger and more valiant Hero in order to replace him.
- Major Injury Underreaction: After Alan cuts off his arm, he barely even reacts. Justified because he isn't truly human anyway, and it will just reattach.
- The Man Behind the Man: He is the person behind every incident of the first few arcs, being the person that gives out the demon lord seedlings, as well as the one who manipulated Rol to retrieve the Holy Sword.
- Not So Above It All: After Lloyd gains his Heroic Resolve, he is shown recording and cheering him on with Shoma. Eug is bemused by what was happening.
- Unwitting Pawn: Most of the characters, both on the heroic and villainous sides, are playing into his hands, whether they realize it or not.
- You Cannot Grasp the True Form: Only someone on the cusp of becoming a Hero can see that he's actually evil. To anyone else, he only looks like an ordinary old man.