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    The God of Earth 
  • All Myths Are True: Every god, demon or even just character that's prayed to, feared, or simply beloved manifests all at once as a gestalt.
  • Artistic License – Religion: In this story's universe, life on Earth came about by evolution, and the god of Earth came about as religions sprung up among humanity, not the other way around, despite what the actual religions say...
  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: It exists as a direct result of people's faith and prayers, not the other way around.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Due to the fact that it's all Earth's mythologies fused together, and some of them feature deities that are pretty bizarre to begin with.
  • God's Hands Are Tied: Due to the fact that it's a gestalt put together by all Earth religions, it's so busy fighting itself, that it almost never gets anything done.
  • Gods Need Prayer Badly: Played straight. Those gods that aren't prayed to slowly disappear.
  • Multiple Head Case: Played for laughs. All the gods humanity prays to manifest at once as a single being.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: It's so messed up by conflicting pantheons, personalities, and attributes that it almost never manages to pull off a "miracle."
  • Oxymoronic Being: Considering that many Earth religions are contradictory, it's a small wonder that this god hardly ever gets anything done.

God of the Transmigration Cycle

Sorry your life sucks, well keep a stiff upper lip, you can get through it, somehow!
The God in charge of the Transmigration cycle of several different worlds, including Lambda, Earth and Origin. He reincarnated one hundred people from Earth to motivate the growth of Lambda, but accidentally took away Hiroto Amamiya's fortune and later gave him several curses so he wouldn't look for vengeance as Vandalieu. Greatly disliked by other gods and mortals aware of his existence for his apathy, self-importance and meddling with other people's business.
  • Above Good and Evil: Doesn't care about anything other than the smooth operation of his Transmigration System.
  • All Crimes Are Equal: He considers any human killing another for any reason to be murder, whether it be self defense, assisting the weak against an aggressor, actual murder or any other variation you can think of. While this could be considered positively as a kind of 'you should never kill' type ethic, the people around him note that it's just another display of his complete apathy: He just doesn't give a damn about these puny ants and why they do what they do.
  • Can Not Tell A Lie: Rodcorte seems to be incapable of telling outright falsehoods. Whether this is because he's bound by some sort of rule, he's too stupid and lazy, or it's some other aspect of his personality is unclear. This does still have several loopholes he constantly exploits.
    • He has to believe his words are true and accurate.
    • His words are true and accurate when he says them, but the situation has changed since then outside his knowledge.
    • Nothing stops him from lying by omission, ie, he will make you come to the opposite conclusion by leaving out critical details.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: The only reason the gods of Earth, Origin and Lambda haven't ripped him to pieces is because, without his transmigration cycle, the lives of their worlds could get extinguished.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: He's almost omnipotent when it concerns his reincarnation system, but at just about everything else, he's helpless, even the weakened sub-gods of Lambda can best him except where souls are concerned.
  • Damned by Faint Praise: The one positive thing other gods say about him? His transmigration cycle is almost flawless.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Vandalieu's growth in Lambda. To the point that he doesn't know what to do about him anymore.
  • Did Not Think This Through: His biggest flaw is that he's too lazy and careless to ensure his plans will work. Reincarnating people into a different world with their memories so they gain experience, but doesn't know if those people are actually useful for the development of the world or what are the consequences of their actions, not his problem. Give curses to a person who has sworn vengeance, but doesn't ensure if there aren't loopholes he can use, that was unexpected. Offer rewards to people in their next lives but doesn't tell them the enemy they're going after can destroy souls, then they get careless and are killed. This and many other thoughtless actions are what leads mortals and gods to do everything in their power to screw him over like he screwed them.
  • Dirty Coward: In addition to all his other flaws, he's a complete coward. He backs off the moment he might face any personal risk, no matter how slight, always watches things through the eyes of others, and uses disposable pawns whenever he acts, if he takes any action at all.
  • Enemy Mine: He actually grows desperate enough that he agrees to work with Alda to hopefully find a way to deal with Vandalieu.
  • Fatal Flaw: Overconfidence and laziness. Rodcorte is always confident his plans will succeed without truly ensuring they will work, and only tries to take measures after it has already blown in his face. His other biggest flaw is his apathy towards anything that's not himself and his transmigration cycle, seeing souls as nothing but resources to make his cycle even greater. This mindset alienates him from the beings that could become his allies, like the remaining Bravers and Alda and his faction.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Friend is such a strong word. Rodcorte is more like that one Insufferable Genius that keeps getting in the way of your job but you still need. Among the gods of Lambda, Alda actually hates him the most because he considers himself to be doing a horribly difficult and thankless job while some unqualified jerk keeps getting in the way. The gods and demons of Origin are also furious with him for reincarnating one hundred super powered children there without permission, which has caused an increasingly terrible mess.
  • God Is Inept: Apart from his control over the soul and his reincarnation circles, he seems to be completely incompetent at everything else he does. The thing that screws him over the most is that he seems to think he's careful and methodical but is actually quite haphazard and lazy.
  • God's Hands Are Tied: While a master of life and reincarnation, there are simply things he can't do with a soul. His reincarnation system is also quite rigid, making it hard to work with at times. He also can't do much directly due to not being an established, well known god.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Alda, having already suffered a Pyrrhic Victory against Vida, gave him Guduranis's soul for safe-keeping because Alda's too weak to seal it properly, and there was nobody else available strong enough to try, and even then had to inform Rodcorte that Guduranis would not be satisfied with Lambda alone and would go after other worlds in Rodcorte's system before Rodcorte complied. Once Alda learns about Rodcorte's hypocrisy and the reincarnators, way earlier than Rodcorte planned, Rodcorte strongly considers setting the soul loose in Lambda, presuming it will try to go after Vandalieu. Though he's at least smart enough to not let it loose where it can see him.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Rodcorte wanted to increase the flow of souls through his system, so he decided to reincarnate people from a different world to spread knowledge and increase the rate at which people die and are born. Vandalieu does exactly that, which causes Rodcorte an endless stream of problems.
  • Hate Sink: His ineptitude is so indistinguishable from active malice, that the fanbase often considers him to rival the gods of real-life pantheons, at their worst, and that's really saying something.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard
    • Ignoring the main character's plea to be put back into the reincarnation cycle, blissfully unaware, is what results in the creation of "death magic" in the first place, which is what Rodecorte considers "dangerous" about Van.
    • Cursing Van, rather than giving proper compensation or redress for the hell he went through in Origin, has the exact opposite of the intended effect. Rather than making Van suicidal, or making his life short and senseless, it actually opens up more options, and far more dangerous to any and all who would dare challenge or antagonize him.
    • He finds Van dangerous, so he tries to get him killed. This ends up causing Van to become hostile towards him.
    • His refusal or inability to give Van a destiny or fortune makes him extremely difficult to predict. It also means that he never examined Van's soul and discovered that he was the reincarnation of the creation based champions from the alternate Earth.
    • Taking the four broken souls of the champions and gluing them together gives the new soul about four times the amount of 'blank space' that can receive divine gifts or simply be used as mana. The sloppy job of joining the pieces together made the empty space larger. Thus, Van is literally born with an amount of mana that the gods themselves would envy.
    • His lazy behavior allows Van to go unsupervised for too long, leading to him growing up a power base on par with the militaries of large empires. Then when he tries to send reincarnators to assassinate Van, about two thirds of them feel the situation is hopeless and either defect or desert.
    • Reincarnating Van to Lambda and not watching his soul allows it to be captured by Vida and reincarnated as a species he has good affinity for, which in this case means dhampir. This puts him in her system, so when he becomes a Guider he starts guiding souls out of Rodcorte's system and into Vida's. This is bad enough by itself - it completely goes against why Rodcorte was reincarnating people from Earth to begin with - but it also carries a strong danger of Vida perfecting her system and offering it to other worlds overseen by Rodcorte.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Because of his lack of interest, he didn't bother to check if the people he reincarnated were actually "good", or actually useful for the development of Lambda. However, after seeing their actions in Origin, he comes to recognize those like Death Scythe as being only valuable as disposable pawns because they offer nothing but combat ability and have personalities ill suited for development.
  • Hypocrite: 100,000 years ago he refused to help the gods of Lambda against the Demon King by sending the souls of champions using his reincarnation cycle. Thousands of years later, he decides to use his cycle to reincarnate the souls of a hundred people in two different worlds without consulting the gods of those worlds first, throwing them into turmoil. The complete hypocrisy keeps Alda from realizing what Rodcorte did with a kind of "Well, yeah, he's the only that could have possibly done this, but he obviously can't be that much of a total dickhead hypocrite, right?" attitude. When Alda does find out, he's none too pleased and concerned that now he can't even trust Rodcorte and his cycle.
  • Ignored Epiphany: On several occasions, he considers trying to appease Vandalieu somehow, rather than keep trying to assassinate him, especially once he's aware Vandalieu is no longer in his reincarnation system. He'll either discard this idea as stupid/impractical or continue on to think about how he'll be faking extending Van any assistance, thus ruining the whole point.
  • I Have Your Wife: Averted, barely. Had it not been for the gods and demons of Origin handing off the souls of the Eight Guiders and Gazer to Zuruwarn, and Zuruwarn in turn placing the souls into Legion, Rodcorte would have happily used them as hostages to force Vandalieu to kill himself, and Rodcorte blames Vandalieu for it! It is unlikely this would even have worked, however, because Van doesn't actually remember the Eighth Guidance.
  • Immortality Immorality: He's been in existence for billions of years, at least, and he's a completely amoral, self-important jerk, who blindly tramples over anyone and everyone in pursuit of his goals. His completely self centered nature alienates everyone he meets. He wonders why everyone on those worlds is pissed the moment they find out.
  • It's All About Me: All that matters in the universe is his goals and desires. Nothing else merits notice, as far as he's concerned.
  • Jerkass Gods: While not intentionally malicious, he often acts against the best interests of everyone he involves in his schemes.
  • Lack of Empathy: He has extremely poor awareness of how his words and actions affect people's attitudes and is often surprised when he makes people angry. He also has no real sympathy for anyone at all.
  • The Load: Ironically for a god so efficient at administrating reincarnations, he sure makes the job of other deities so much harder, mostly thanks to his complete disinterest in the actual souls he administrates.
  • A Million Is a Statistic: Because humans are nothing more than souls that pass through his cycle like cattle or products, he feels nothing while trying to separate Lambda from his transmigration cycle, which would mean the extinction of all those still within it in the span of a mere generation.
  • Minor Injury Overreaction: When Zuruwarn is recovering the souls of the Eighth Guidance, Rodcorte tries to steal them away. Zuruwarn responds by biting him, which is a totally meaningless attack. However, Rodcorte has never been damaged at all before, so he flinches and gives Zuruwarn the opportunity to throw the souls into Lump Of Flesh-chan.
  • The Needs of the Many: How he rationalizes his apathy for the lives of Earth, Origin, and Lambda. He's got many, many other worlds to look at, so the lives of billions doesn't really matter all that much, by comparison. Of course, this completely ticks off everybody on those worlds.
  • Never My Fault: The fact that the gods of Origin, Lambda, and arguably even Earth are pissed at him? Can't be something he's done, or actively doing, Vandelieu must somehow be responsible. "Gotta kill him, gotta kill him, gotta kill him!"
  • Obliviously Evil: He's so detached and aloof he doesn't understand that, by interfering with his own reincarnation cycle, he keeps screwing over the lives of mortals and making the job of other gods much harder.
  • Obstructive Code of Conduct: He can and will paralyze his familiar spirits if he thinks they're going to do or say anything that disagrees with him and his goals. This is despite the fact that he specifically "hired" them because he wanted differing ideas and methods.
  • Oh, Crap!
    • Has this reaction for the first time in the story when he realizes the soul made from the four champions of Vida he was supposed to keep out of Lambda's transmigration cycle, has been reincarnated in Lambda as Vandalieu. All because he was careless and didn't look into Hiroto Amamiya's soul.
    • Has this reaction a second time in the story after realizing that Vandalieu spread knowledge of his existence in Talosheim and the nations within the Boundary Mountain Range, making Rodcorte a god of Lambda and unable to disconnect his reincarnation system from Earth, Origin, and Lambda for at least 1000 years.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: He's basically an expy of the boss from Dilbert. Even when his "familiar spirits" call him an idiot, to his face, he continues doing things his own way, completely disregarding their input, despite the fact that he made them familiar spirits precisely because he wanted alternate methods to meet his goals.
  • Poor Communication Kills: He has a disgusting habit of withholding vital information and then getting shocked when when it jumps up to bite him and those he's manipulating somewhere sensitive.
    • He neglects to announce that the option of rejecting the isekai experience and simply being placed back into the reincarnation cycle is a limited time offer, until Amamiya Hiroto, who was patiently waiting for his name to be called, asks to be put back in the reincarnation cycle due to missing out on his promised blessings because Rodecorte screwed up.
    • He neglects to tell Kanata that Vandalieu has the ability to destroy souls before sending the former to assassinate the latter.
    • He pointedly refuses to tell the gods of Lambda about the existence of Vandalieu, who was put there by him, until after they figure it out on their own, and not even then.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: While he's completely hostile towards Van and unwilling to compromise on his position of killing him, when it comes to the methods of neutralizing him he can be pretty reasonable. He's willing to offer luxurious rewards, potent abilities to counter Van's strengths, reincarnate people as adults and let them choose their race. He's even willing to let Asagi try to convince Van give up death magic, though mostly because he assumes the request will piss him off and make them come to blows. If someone completely refuses to go up against Van, he'll also give alternatives since his basic reason for reincarnating people is still important to him.
  • Saying Too Much: Because he never had to bother paying attention to his surroundings, he unknowingly revealed to Zuruwarn (who was prying his Divine Realm) that he's become a God of Lambda, which makes him punishable by the native gods. It was noted his Familiar Spirits did notice Zuruwarn, but said nothing out of hatred for their boss.
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Turns out the reason he cursed "Subject D-01" and ordered him to commit suicide upon reaching Lambda is that he feared "Death magic" would eventually lead to the development of immortality and completely crash his reincarnation and transmigration system, and this is also why he gave the "Bravers" a "divine message" to storm the lab that was experimenting with "The Undead" and his death attribute magic. Doing this, and reincarnating him into a Dhampir, to be subjected to Fantastic Racism and extreme mind-breaking trauma as an infant is precisely what provokes Vandalieu to not only want to smash Rodcorte's system to pieces, but actually provides the tools to make it happen.
  • Sloth: His personality is described as being complete indifference disguised as impartiality. He doesn't do more than the bare minimum of work required to achieve his goals, which blows up in his face all the time as the other gods, Vandalieu and the Bravers become increasingly hostile towards him.
  • Stopped Caring: The narration indicates that he wasn't always the inept oaf presented to the audience. He used to care a great deal about his job, and the souls and worlds in his care, but at some point, which even he can't remember, it became too much for him, so he just puts forth the minimum effort to get by and started to think of himself, and his system, as all that matters.
  • Stupid Evil: Because he thinks Konoe is a poor match for Vandalieu and only worthwhile as an assassin, he allows him to destroy himself while attacking Van when he could have extended significantly more protection. While his reasoning makes a certain amount of sense - Van probably wasn't going to die from the attack - it ignores that A. he alienated all the other reincarnator's present and B. Van was almost completely disabled and incapable of any meaningful action, which would have left him vulnerable.
  • They Just Don't Get It: No matter who tells him that harassing, tormenting, and trying to assassinate Vandalieu only serves to make Van more recalcitrant, Rodecorte is so convinced that Vandalieu is an inherent existential threat that Van must be erased by any and every means available. He, of course, doesn't believe that he's responsible for making Van that way in the first place.
    • Even where Van is not concerned, he does everything in his power to utterly defy Taught by Experience, utterly refusing to let himself believe that this unique situation, brought about by his own meddling, simply doesn't work the same way his billions of years of life has, so stubbornly keeps doing things his own way, over and over again, until he's no longer physically able, regardless of how much it turns around to bite him in the face, completely unable to understand why it's not working the way it should in his imagination.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He constantly alienates everyone around him with his short sighted and aloof personality. He seems to have no real concept of learning from experience and instead infuriates every god he interacts with and alienates every mortal, which sets back his own plans immensely.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Combined with Took a Level in Dumbass. As he starts getting more and more desperate, due to his own ill-thought-out plans backfiring, he stops being "indifferent" and becomes actively malicious, as well as making plans that even the other characters in the story would consider too stupid for him, such as putting those who chose to reincarnate as infants into factions already hostile to Vandalieu, so they'd be forced to fight him anyway, regardless of their wishes thus greatly weakening their chances of survival, let alone success.
  • The Unapologetic: While he does technically apologize to the protagonist for the hellish circumstances brought about by his own carelessness, it's all purely lip service, and he doesn't even try to mitigate, redress, or compensate any of it. In fact, he goes and slaps an unbreakable curse he hopes will drive Vandalieu to suicide, and quickly, for the crime of being pissed off.
    • He also agrees to work with Alda without really apologizing for messing up Lambda without permission, mainly because he still thinks his actions were justified and knows Alda is in no position to punish him.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: If you're one of his agents and he decides he no longer has any need for you, he has no issues simply abandoning you and walking away, caring not one whit about what happens to you afterwards. He still doesn't understand why everybody who knows who he is hates him.
  • 0% Approval Rating: No one who knows him personally can stand him. Evil Gods and the Gods of Lambda would punch him in the face if they could. Not even his own familiar spirits have anything positive to say about him. The demons and gods of Origin even teamed up to screw him over by sending the Eight Guidance and Gazer to Lambda instead of having them reincarnate within Rodcorte's system.

Gods of Lambda

The Eleven Founding Gods of Lambda

The God of Light and Law. Choosing Bellwood as his champion, he believed all the new races spawned by Vida using monsters were a threat to the balance of the world, rejecting the atonement of the Evil Gods who had defected from the Demon King's army and sealing his sister Vida after defeating her, stealing her authority over Life in the process, being praised as the God of Light and Fate since then. The arrival of Vandalieu greatly concerns him, since he represents a possibly even bigger threat to the balance he has dedicated millennia in maintaining than the Demon King Guduranis.
  • Absolute Xenophobe:
    • He refuses to accept that the Evil Gods and any of their progeny are anything but pure evil when it's quite clear that they were just an enemy army and didn't even choose for themselves to come here. They were simply commanded to attack. Vida finds his position especially baffling because by Alda's own standards the ones who changed sides already atoned for their crimes and should no longer be considered "criminals."
    • This also applies to Vida's Races. While he eventually mellows on the genocide of dark elves, drakonids and merfolk since they originate entirely from Lambda "natives", making a deal with Rodcorte to move them to his transmigration circle down the line, Alda still refuses to budge on the complete eradication any races descended from evil gods or monsters.
  • Black and White Insanity: He has a point with some of his beliefs and doesn't come across as totally unreasonable, but his absolute belief that the evil gods and anything descended from them are, well, evil totally skews his thinking and leads to some ridiculous conclusions. For example, not only does he decide that Vida is insane, he also believes that she wants to have Botin and Peria murdered and moves to station guards to protect them. Vida didn't even know where they were.
  • Engineered Heroics: For the purposes of installing a Puppet King as the Pope of his own religion, he deliberately weakens his own "Light" attribute to trigger an eclipse, as said pope candidate prophesied. This not only weakens the seal on numerous hostile evil gods, but on a yet unconfirmed number of Devil King body-parts, which all very quickly take the opportunity to rampage. He then uses the rampages brought about by these body-parts to have familiar spirits descend and do "heroic" things, both to bolster the number of followers, and to "recruit" people to become "heroes" that he'll send against Vandalieu. The dhampir boy that became a Devil King as a direct result of the actions of his own religious followers, most notably High-Priest Gordan and "Hero" Heinz.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: Stemming from his Never My Fault mindset, but he thinks Zakkart somehow brainwashed Vida in the same way he did with the Evil Gods. The irony that he himself was influenced by Bellwood completely escapes him.
  • Failure-to-Save Murder: He suspects Vida believes that he intentionally abandoned Zakkart and his fellow champions to be killed by the Demon King, though his inner monologue indicates he simply chose not to save him in order to secure what he believed was a bigger victory. This led Vida and Alda to becoming even more estranged than they already were. It turns out she knows he isn't that cruel or crafty, but still distanced herself out of a total loss of faith in him.
  • Fantastic Racism: He believes that every Evil God that came from the Demon King's world and all their progeny have to be purged from Lambda for the sake of returning it to what it was, a "clean world". Even his acceptance of Vida races only applies to ones with no relations to the evil gods.
  • Fatal Flaw: Similarly to his champion Bellwood, Alda's biggest flaw is his refusal to bend or compromise, even when he knows his stance isn't working or doomed to create more conflict, believing is too late to back down and that all will be worth it in the end.
  • God Is Flawed: He means well, but his Fantastic Racism against the Evil Gods and sheer stubbornness have kept the world in unending stasis with no chance of complete recovery or even just cleaning up the damage from wars that ended a hundred thousand years ago.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Though he hates Rodcorte, he assumed that the other god is at least consistent with his previously stated beliefs and hasn't the faintest idea that it's all Rodcorte's fault that the world has become so unstable over the last decade. He also has no clue that Rodcorte nearly destroyed Lambda outright by pulling it from his system because of the minor risk to himself that Van posed.
  • Hypocrite: He firmly believes that the best followers are those whose faith is shaken and occasionally waver on their ideals, coming back stronger. Yet, he himself never wavers on his ideals, regardless of the cost or any empirical evidence of how wrong they are, and can't, for the life of him, understand why the rest of Lambda's pantheon oppose him.
  • Knight Templar: Wants to restore the world to the peaceful Utopia it was before the Demon King invaded. However, his method to achieve this is committing genocide against any mortal race created by the alien gods from the Demon King's world, labelling them monsters no matter how sentient or peaceful they actually are. This also has trapped them and the actual "people" he wants to "save" in a Forever War that's been going on for 100,000 years.
  • Lawful Stupid: He's perfectly willing to acknowledge that individuals of the monster races can be well integrated into society or even heroic. He still intends to wipe them all out though, for the sake of returning the world to what it "should" be.
  • Light Is Not Good: With the influence of the other gods, he helped keep a proper balance. However, his obsession with purity has at best led to a pointless conflict with Vida's races, which are no more evil than any other, while relatively ignoring the actual threat posed by the demon king's remnants.
  • Medieval Stasis: Like Bellwood, he honestly believes that any form of development or technology, no matter what it is, or its source, is inherently far, far more harmful than benevolent, so dictates that his followers should crack down on all forms of advancement, regardless of losses. Even though he acknowledges this has come back to bite him and his followers, repeatedly, he believes it's necessary to eventually bring the world back to what it was before the Demon King war.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: Is using a totalitarian empire to instigate a race war against "foreign" races and their descendants, deeming them all sub-human monsters who must be exterminated.
  • Never My Fault: The fact that the Pure Bred vampires turned to the evil gods as a direct result of his unjust persecution of Vida and her offspring? Vida's fault for siring them in the first place! Never mind the fact that the evil gods were winning the war because the "people" races were too homogeneous and simply could not cope with the situation until champions from other worlds were brought in to help them, and Vida birthing all sorts of other races was the perfect counter to such a critical weakness!
  • Order Is Not Good: His insistence on law and order has caused the world to become stagnant and caused a seemingly irreversible divide between him and his sister Vida. If he had been willing to talk to her first they could, in theory, have come to a mutually acceptable compromise.
  • Paranoia Fuel: In universe. Once he figures out that Rodcorte has been sending reincarnatiors from other worlds into Lambda, without consulting him first, and said reincarnators are mucking about, trying to re-create the tech from their previous worlds, he rightly starts to worry that his already genocidal followers might get their hands on nuclear weapons and really make a mess of the planet, and he can't trust any children born among the "people" races any more. Said children numbering in the millions.
  • Principles Zealot: Continues to cling to his Utopia Justifies the Means plans even after 100,000 years of failure. Even after every last one of his siblings turn against him for his genocidal actions, he still refuses to admit he's wrong, simply stating he knows they'll understand what he's doing is necessary, someday.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: While his side did win over Vida's, he had to take over her responsibilities and manage elements outside his jurisdiction while still weakened and his forces undermanned, meaning he can no longer influence the world as he used to, mostly focusing on maintaining the world itself.
  • The Rival: He and Vida always had competing ideologies with the other gods being needed to mediate between them. Alda's domain is over law and light, but Vida's domain is over life. Basically, they're law and chaos.
  • Sunk Cost Fallacy: Discussed. He recognizes that his persecution of Vida's races is basically pointless, but still insists that his church continue because he's committed to this course now and doesn't want to change directions now. He even recognizes that this pointless fight is only distracting from cleaning up the mess the Evil Gods and Guduranis left, but only decides to focus on the latter with extreme reluctance.
  • Revenge Before Reason: He's completely against allowing the Evil Gods to pull a Heel–Face Turn. Vida is particularly baffled by this, since by rejecting them he's denying them atonement: One of Alda's central tenants was to have mercy towards criminals, believing that those who had atoned no longer were criminals.
  • Villain Has a Point: Has a couple of good ones... or at least he did at the start of his 100,000 year Forever War.
    • Going along with Rodcorte's plans to greatly increase the population, purely for the sake of the transmigration system, will place an exponentially large toll on the existing available resources, like food, clothing, and shelter.
    • Introducing technological developments, purely for the sake of doing so, before the culture is ready for them, can be catastrophic, as showcased in many stories, both fact and fiction.
    • Vida's transmigration system is a flawed copy of an already flawed copy, meaning it's quite unstable and does indeed require massive amounts of maintenance from various gods and heroic spirits to not cause things like Born-Again Immortality, Resurrection Sickness, and so forth.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: Believes completely going against his own nature as a god of law, not allowing Evil Gods the chance at atonement, declaring entire races criminals just for being born, and even forcing a Forever War and Medieval Stasis on his own followers for thousands or even millions of years is entirely justified if it means returning Lambda to peaceful utopia it once was.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Like Alda, the protagonists also have an interest in freeing the world of Lambda from the dangers of dungeons and xenophobic species of monsters created by the Demon King's army. Unfortunately, Alda's solution for these problems is the complete extermination of anything even associated with the Demon King's world, including peaceful races, while the protagonists are working towards so far much more successful methods of peaceful coexistence.
  • Written by the Winners: The victory over Vida's races paints him in a positive light, even though it was his faction who launched a surprise attack on Vida and the Evil Gods on her side.

Lambda's goddess of Life and Love, who chose Zakkart as her champion. After the war with the Demon King she decided to repopulate Lambda by creating different races with all sorts of beings. This didn't sit well with Alda, who considered them bad for the balance of the world and a war between their factions occurred. She was defeated and sealed by Alda and Bellwood, until Vandalieu released her from her bindings.
  • Anything That Moves: Mated with elves, undead, humans, tentacle gods and all sorts of other gods and monsters in order to birth the various new races of the world. She didn't create a race out of the dwarves, which they laugh off by saying she must have passed out during a drinking contest with them and you shouldn't take advantage of a drunk woman.
  • Big Good: She and her allies are Van's biggest supporters. In fact, if she hadn't yanked his soul out of Rodcorte's system and put him into her own, his odds of surviving infancy were basically non-existent.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: She mentions that both Zakkart and Bellwood gave pretty good arguments over how to fight the Demon King the way they did. She still thinks the reason things got so bad was because of Alda and Bellwood's refusal to even compromise.
  • Divine Parentage: Several of her consorts were either lesser gods or very powerful entities.
  • Extreme Omnisexual: As a god of life and love, she's also implicitly a god of sex and seems to have a lot of it with anyone that meets her standards. This includes male humanoids, other gods, female dragons, tentacle monsters with no gender, bug gods, animal demigods, giants, 'snake' gods and the undead just for starters.
  • God Is Inept: Several of her races don't seem very well designed and have significant trouble reproducing, such as the cripplingly infertile ghouls, the asexual vampires and the single gendered arachne, which undermines the entire point of their existence. Her personality is also kind of flaky and easily flustered.
  • Good Is Not Soft: It's noted that while she has a lot of compassion and is very accepting and understanding, she is not endlessly forgiving. Her church can be very pragmatic as a result.
  • Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action: Had children both with giants bigger than castles and humanoids as small as humans.
  • Love Goddess: After Alda took the Life domain from her even though he isn't suited for it, her only remaining title is the goddess of love.
  • Mother of a Thousand Young: Many races are her descendants.
  • Really Gets Around: Believing the best way to repair Lambda would be to introduce new races, she mated with several local gods, some mortals, the undead Zakkart and finally several evil gods who changed sides. While Alda might have been willing to give a pass on the first few, creating races like Scylla was more than he could tolerate.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: While she frequently disagreed with Zakkart, she always made a point to at least listen to what he had to say and discuss it. Alda considers this insanity.
  • The Rival: Became this with Alda.
  • Scars Are Forever: Even after Van removes her impalements left by Alda and Bellwood, traces of the scars remain because she's still weakened.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: After her defeat against Alda, she was trapped within her own divine realm, injured and unable to interact with the world other than vague messages. When Van finally makes it to where she's enshrined, he breaks the seals on her all at once, allowing her to finally start recovering.
  • Spanner in the Works: She noticed Van's soul coming to Lambda and did what she could for him, but pretty much the most she could do was make it easier for him to learn new jobs. Which was enough to make him devastatingly powerful once the power escalation really got going. Thanks to her, Rodcorte's third curse proved largely useless: Van may not be able to get as many jobs as he should, but by the age of ten he still has more than basically any other mortal in existence with no time to get through all of his options.
  • Start My Own: Because she didn't trust Rodcorte (and with good reason), she decided to create her own transmigration cycle for her races, which is already based on the one created by the Demon King. While it's a good deal more unstable than his and needs to be overseen by multiple heroic spirits and the like, this does make it a great deal more flexible: Anything Van does regarding souls and death magic causes major problems for Rodcorte, but the monster races and so on migrating into Vida's transmigration circle causes it no problems whatsoever.

The genie of Time and Magic, who chose Ark as his champion. He also created the Job and skills system so humans could have a chance against the Demon King. He was greatly wounded by the Demon King and entered a deep slumber, until 100 years prior to the story in order to prepare themselves for the arrival of their champions' successor.
  • Neutral No Longer: Because he was in a slumber when the war between Vida and Alda occurred, he didn't pick a side. As soon as he awakened 50,000 years prior, he immediately joined Vida's side because he felt Alda and Bellwood's actions were too harsh.
  • No Biological Sex: He's a shapeless entity without a defined gender.
  • Not the Intended Use: When he found out the Demon King managed to manipulate part of his Job and Skills' system to give monsters Ranks, he shut himself out from his own system to prevent it from being altered any further.
  • Pet the Dog: Invoked. He helps bring Legion to Vandalieu and bestows his blessing so that Vandalieu will know that he's an ally of Vida and therefore Van himself.
  • Time Master: He's the god of time and magic, making him the best at this.
  • Rule of Three: He's usually depicted as a trio of beautiful women, old men, young men or boys, so he often takes those forms.

The God of Space and Creation, he's the one who brought the seven champions into the Lambda, and as such was close to all of them. He was severely injured during the war against the Demon King and entered a deep slumber until 100 years ago. He's the patron of inventors, artists and craftsmen.
  • Attention Deficit Oh Shiny: He changes topic very easily, as expected of a god who can manipulate space.
  • Constantly Curious: His hobby was looking into different worlds and proposed all sorts of ideas to the other gods. He's also the one who came up with the application of Jobs and skills on Lambda.
  • Multiple Head Case: Manifests as a grotesque four-headed lion.
  • Pet the Dog: Invoked. He goes out of his way to help bring the Eight Guidance to Lambda, give them his blessing and secure a blessing for Vandalieu so that he'll know Zuruwarn is an ally of Vida.
  • Space Master: He's the god of space and creation. He's also the one who proposed and executed the summoning of Champions into Lambda.
  • The Trickster: Described as trickster in personality, and can be considered whimsical as well.
  • Those Two Guys: He and Ricklent get along well and their powers compliment each other.

The War-God of Fire and Destruction, who chose Farmaun Gold as his champion. Creator of the Dwarves alongside Botin, he fused with two lesser Evil Gods after being greatly injured by the Demon King, losing a great part of his sanity. Struck down by his own champion and sealed within the Dark Continent. Recently the Storm of Tyranny and his former disciple Farmaun intend to awaken him.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: His original domains were fire and destruction, but after fusing with two ominous sounding evil gods he lost his ability to rule over fire and is now only a god of destruction. Despite having lost some sanity as a result and finding it difficult to communicate intelligibly, he's still basically rational, forgiving towards Farmaun Gold and one of Vida's most solid allies.
  • Destroyer Deity: While he lost his authority over fire, his control over destruction remains.
  • Divine Parentage: Co-creator of the dwarves, and after fusing with two lesser gods, he gave birth to the Kijin and Majin races with Vida.
  • Fusion Dance: Fused with two lesser Evil Gods from Vida's side, changing his nature and losing a great part of his sanity.
  • Playing with Fire: God of Fire. After his sealing his champion Farmaun had to take his post.
  • Rebuilt Pedestal: At first Farmaun was disappointed he fused with Evil Gods and lost his sanity, but after Bellwood is gone, he comes to understand the reasons of his patron for acting that way, returning to the side of Zantark.
  • Scary Teeth: Because of the fusion his mouth is now full of sharp teeth.
  • The Unintelligible: By fusing with two evil gods, he's no longer able to properly transmit his thoughts, requiring other gods to translate. After receiving his divine protection, Vandalieu becomes able to understand most of what he says.

The Goddess of Water and Knowledge, who created the Elven race alongside Shizarion, and who chose Solder as her Champion. She was greatly injured by the Demon King, forcing her to enter a deep slumber to recover. While her subordinate Tristan joined Vida and created the Mer-people, her other subordinate Yupeon joined Alda's efforts in exterminating Vida's races.
  • Our Founder: Co-Creator of the Elven race alongside Shizarion.
  • Making a Splash: Goddess of water.
  • Neutral No Longer: After being fully awakened, she grants Vandalieu the name of her champion Solder and fully joins Vida's side.

Mother of the Earth and Goddess of Craftmanship, she created the Dwarf race alongside Zantark. She chose Hillwillow as her champion, and like Peria, Ricklent and Zuruwarn, she fell in a deep slumber to heal her wounds from fighting the Demon King.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: As mother of the earth, she has this power.
  • Our Founder: Co-created the Dwarves alongside Zantark.
  • The Blacksmith: Goddess of Craftmanship, meaning she also probably could do this.
  • Neutral No Longer: After being fully awakened, she grants Vandalieu the name of her champion Hillwillow and fully joins Vida's side.

The God of Wind and Arts, who chose Nineroad as his champion. He was destroyed by the Demon King Guduranis, forcing his champion to take his place. He was the patron of artists and performers.

The Dragon Emperor God and creator of the Dragon race. He was killed by the Demon King Guduranis and his soul broken, forcing his subordinate Tiamat to lead the remaining dragons.
  • Dragons Are Divine: He was the God of Dragons and his most powerful subordinates were lesser Gods.
  • Minor Major Character: While his descendants the dragons continue to inhabit the world, very little is known about his appearance or personality.
  • Posthumous Character: He's been dead for a hundred-thousand years.

The Colossus God and creator of the Giants. He was killed by the Demon King Guduranis and his soul broken. While many of his Giants sided with the Demon King, his subordinate Talos the Sun Giant remained loyal, giving birth to the Titan race with Vida.

The Beast-King God and creator of all Lambda's animals. He was the first of the eleven high gods to fall in the fight against the Demon King. While his subordinate the boar beast-king joined the Demon King, and gave birth to the Orc race, several of his beast kings remained on Lambda's side. Those beast kings would become the ancestors of the Beast-People, Centaurs and Harpies with Vida.
  • Minor Major Character: While he created all animal species that inhabit the world, very little is known about his appearance or personality.
  • Posthumous Character: He's been dead for a hundred-thousand years.
  • Sacrificial Lion: The first of Lambda gods who fell, which showed the other gods the threat the Demon King represented.

Vida's faction

The Evil God of Labyrinths and creator of the Trial of Zakkart. After Vandalieu succeeds in clearing its dungeon, it transfers its devotion from Zakkart to his successor, using a homunculus to be able to directly serve Van.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: Uses a Homunculus body that looks like a beautiful elf girl to hang out with Van outside her divine realm.
  • Alien Geometries: Gufadgarn is a living example of this, being apparently an arachnid looking thing made of kaleidoscopic, crystalline shapes. Zakkart just gave up in trying to describe it, asking Gufadgarn to take a form that was not a headache to look at.
  • Did Not Think This Through: When told she could have used its powers as a god to help Zakkart find a beautiful girl instead of becoming one, she realizes she didn't thought about it when creating the vessel.
  • Emotionless Girl: Her elven disguise is even more emotionless than Vandalieu, but is still capable of body reactions, like Tears of Joy.
  • Extreme Doormat: It was born of a race that has no mind, only instincts and an inherent ability to make traps and use space magic. Over time it simply grew more powerful and became a god, at which point it gained intelligence and lost its instincts. With no actual people or followers to interact with and lead, no experience to make use of its intelligence and no remaining instincts to guide its behavior, it simply quietly followed Guduranis' commands until Zakkart spoke to it and offered it a chance to make something of itself.
  • Full-Body Disguise: Her vessel is actually a customized monster with a [Mimic] skill that makes it look like an elf.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Towards Zakkart, and that devotion quickly shifts to Vandalieu. Van himself questions what a god is doing worshiping a mortal but eventually shrugs and forgets about it.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Made itself a homunculus body in the form of a young elf in order to Zakkart around and, after beating their dungeon, Vandalieu. She can still split the space within her body in two though, opening her vessel up like a book and revealing the true arachnid looking creature made of Alien Geometries inside.
  • Killer GM: The Trial of Zakkart is not meant to be fatal... unless you're too stupid to understand that a place named after Zakkart is probably meant to test your devotion to Zakkart's ideals. Acting like Bellwood makes the place far more dangerous and implicitly disables the safety system that teleports you out if dangerously wounded. That being said, he is fair: If a follower of Alda cleared the entire place with brute force and made it to the end, he would have acknowledged them as worthy attempted to give them a chance to change their minds about the hero they followed so long as they neither attacked them nor tried to destroy Zakkart's relics. After all, Zakkart was also open minded enough to ask the Evil Gods to change sides.
  • Loony Fan: Even Zakkart was somewhat put off by Gufadgarn's complete obsession with him, which included things like just sitting there and watching Zakkart while he slept.
  • Mystical White Hair: Its elven girl form has long silver hair and Supernatural Gold Eyes.
  • No Biological Sex: Comes from a species without gender. The first convenient form it takes is a genderless golem. It later takes the form of a young elven girl.
  • Space Master: Is a god of the space attribute, capable of opening portals, teleporting people or even entire locations wherever it pleases, creating areas that are Bigger on the Inside, and other abilities related to warping and traveling through space.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Is constantly following Van around in a pocket of subspace she created just behind him, and will pop out of a portal whenever he mentions her. Though due to be followed around by ghosts all the time anyway thanks to his [Death-Attribute Charm] line of skills, Van himself doesn't find it particularly off-putting, even if other people often do.
  • Subordinate Excuse: It joined with Vida because it adored Zakkart, the first person to give it a sense of worth. It also loved how crafty Zakkart was. After Zakkart's death it became directionless and remained nominally allied with Vida's faction, but simply slept and waited for the return of its master.
  • Take That!: Created one towards Bellwood's followers who entered its Trial of Zakkart.
  • Took a Level in Badass: A hundred thousand years ago it was no one special, just a spidery sort of Eldritch Abomination. However, being the god of dungeons means that all adventurers who journey inside a dungeon can be considered its worshipers and every curse they utter can be considered a prayer. Thus, it's now about a mid level deity.

The Dragon God of Five Sins, he's a lesser Evil God who defected from the Demon King's side and joined Vida's faction. After Vandalieu expels Luvesfol, the Raging Evil Dragon God from his territory, he becomes once more the patron of the Lizardmen within the marshlands near Talosheim.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Apologizes and begs for his life to Vandalieu after releasing a large amount of power that lightly damages Darcia.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Looks like a giant hand whose fingers were replaced by one-eyed snakes. He's also an alien enough existence that normal mortals from lambda looking at him in his divine realm can cause serious Brown Note effects.
  • Ethnic God: Before meeting Van, his only worshipers were the lizardmen he created, but thanks to Van putting a statue of his at Talosheim, his worshiping becomes more widespread.
  • Guardian Entity: Of the Lizardmen.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Thanks to Zakkart's convincing him to defect from the Demon King, he joined Vida's faction.
  • Oh, Crap!: After the seal on him is broken he accidentally injures Darcia lightly in his joy at being freed. He's horrified and immediately begins begging Van for mercy because even at full power he probably wouldn't be able to win a fight between them let alone his weakened state.

Formerly the Evil God of Slime and Tentacles, she remade herself as the Heroic Goddess of the Scylla at the suggestion of one of her believers thousands of years ago so her followers wouldn't be persecuted for worshiping an Evil God.
  • Bishōnen Line: Her current form is because she changed her nature from an Evil God to a heroic God so the Scylla people were not persecuted by the other races.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Looks like a mass of tentacle modeled to look like a woman.
  • Ethnic God: Similarly to Fidirg, her only worshipers were the Scylla, but thanks to Van her worshiping has become better known.
  • Everything's Squishier with Cephalopods: She's the goddess of Scylla, so she has a lot of tentacles.
  • Guardian Entity: Of her daughters the Scylla race.
  • No Biological Sex: Technically speaking, she isn't female. She's a tentacle monster that could be considered both genders. However, after having become a heroic god instead of an evil god her appearance shifted to be more like her followers, meaning she at least looks female so long as you don't mind that she's really a bundle of tentacles shaped roughly like a Scylla.

Evil God of Degenerate Corpulence and the patron of the Noble Orc Empire. She became protector of the orcs after the defeat of the boar beast-king (who had defected to the Demon King's army), and joined Vida's side after being convinced by Zakkart she could laze around all she wanted.
  • Adipose Rex: Lazes around all day, and looks quite bloated.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Looks like a bloated figure with a beautiful mouth to talk, but with a body covered by tumors and body parts.
  • Guardian Entity: Of the Noble Orc Empire and all the orcs that inhabit it.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Accepted Zakkart's invitation to join Vida because she could laze around all she wanted.
  • Laborious Laziness: Wants nothing more than to laze around and do nothing, but she still gave the Orcs under her protection flesh-wives so they didn't lost themselves to lust for other races.
  • Odd Job God: She represents degenerate corpulence.

The Evil God of Carapaces and Compound Eyes. Once two separate Evil Gods that defected from the Demon King's army, after being injured in battle they were combined into a new deity that would give birth to the Arachne and Empusa races with Vida, to whom they patron alongside other Gods from Vida's faction.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Created the Arachne and Empusa. It looks like a giant insect with a carapace divided in two different colors, covered in compound eyes and a voice that sounds like the creaking of a carapace.
  • Fusion Dance: Evil God of Carapaces Zanal and Evil God of Compound Eyes Padna fused into a new type of God.
  • Guardian Entity: Of the nation that carries their name, Zanalpadna.
  • Our Founder: The progenitor of the Arachne and Empusa races.

The Evil God of the Dark Forest and patron of the Ghoul Nation. After Borkus clears his Dungeon, he grants Eisen (and Van by extension) his divine protection.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Looks like a huge black tree with eyeballs hanging as fruit and numerous mouths that look like rips in the tree's trunk.
  • Guardian Entity: Of the Ghouls living within the Boundary Mountain range.
  • Odd Job God: Evil God of the Dark Forest.
  • Wise Tree: Despite its grotesque appearance, he's a God who genuinely cares about the Ghouls under its protection.

The God of Warriors and patron of the Kijin nation, he's a subordinate god of Zantark that fused with a lesser Evil God.
  • Bishōnen: His upper half looks like a fair-looking young man.
  • Brutal Honesty: Because Kijin tend to be inclined towards being Dumb Muscle, he stopped giving philosophical teachings and bluntly told the Kijin what he meant, otherwise the message wouldn't reach them.
  • Fusion Dance: Fused with a lesser Evil God, making the lower portion of his body grotesque in appearance.
  • Guardian Entity: Of the Kijin Nation.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: While he truly cares about the Kijin under his protection, he's rather annoyed they are such muscle heads, they forced him to modify his behavior as a god to convene his divine messages.
  • War God: Like Xerx the God of Battle Flags, Garess is a warrior deity.
  • Warrior Poet: Back when he was a regular warrior god, he was able to give deeper and even philosophical teachings about fighting, but since it got over the Kijin's heads more often than not, he now has to be very blunt in his divine messages.

The God of the Seas. Once the right hand of Peria the Goddess of Water, he gave birth to the Mer-People with Vida. While meeting Vandalieu he asks that if gods of Alda's faction were to surrender, Van could spare some of them for the sake of the world.
  • Arch-Enemy: Gyubarzo, the Evil God of the Dark Seas, is his mortal enemy, and its creation the Gillmen are Mer-People's worst enemies.
  • Divine Parentage: Gave birth to the Mer-People with Vida.
  • Guardian Entity: Of his children the Mer-People.
  • Lord of the Ocean: As god of the Sea, he's probably the strongest water god remaining in Lambda after Peria.
  • Number Two: Served as right hand of Peria, the Goddess of Water and Knowledge.
  • Pragmatic Hero: Asks Van to spare some of Alda's gods if he's able to, not precisely out of sympathy, but in order to ensure the balance of the world isn't altered any further.

The God of the Hunt and patron of the High Kobold Nation. Originally a familiar spirit of Vida, he volunteered to rule over hunting since no other god felt comfortable doing it. He protects the High Kobolds since the Evil God that created them was sealed 100,000 years ago and there was nobody else.
  • Being God Is Hard: Because hunting required mediation between both human races and the Beast-kings so the balance between them was properly held, his job is considered pretty hard, but he took it regardless.
  • Guardian Entity: Of the High Kobolds. He took the job because without a major god protecting the nation, the Kobolds would have never been able to develop their own culture.
  • No Biological Sex: Doesn't have a defined gender, and appears as either male or female depending on its mood.

    Farmaun Gold 
Heroic God of Fire and former champion of the God of War Zantark, who fell for Bellwood's sweet words and empty goals and fought against his former patron in the conflict between Alda and Vida. After Bellwood was struck down he began to question his actions for the first time in thousands of years, returning to Zantark's side and helping Schneider and the other gods on Vida's faction to suppress the remnants of the Devil King's army.
  • The Atoner: Wants to make amends for betraying Zantark by siding with Bellwood and Alda over Vida.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: When asked if Alda wouldn't remove his authority over fire for siding with Vida, Farmaun answers Alda is so undermanned he has no choice but to let him and his subordinates keep their divinities.
  • Dumb Muscle: Wasn't that bright when he was human, but he finally started to think on his own when Bellwood was sealed.
  • Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: After apologizing to Vandalieu for his past actions, the other gods of Vida's faction reluctantly agree to forgive him and work together, without letting him forget what he did in the war 100,000 years ago.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Returns to Vida's faction after realizing Bellwood and Alda's barely thought out plans were just leading to Medieval Stasis and a Forever War.
    Farmaun: We were taking three steps forward, then four steps back.
  • Our Founder: Of the Adventurer's Guild.
  • Playing with Fire: Took over as god of fire since Zantark's defeat and weakening.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: The other gods of Vida's faction don't like him even if he has switched to their side because of his past actions, seeing the current situation as an Enemy Mine at best.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: This is how the Evil Gods of Vida's faction feel about him, since he betrayed the god for whom he had championed.

Originally a Dhampir mercenary king who dethroned a country ruled by Vampires opposing Vida, after death he became a demi-Heroic god serving the goddess of Life and Love. After Vandalieu arrives and releases Vida, he becomes the teacher of Darcia while her body is being remade.
  • Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence: Not at first since Vida was too weak to fully ascend him when he died, but after Van releases Vida, he finally becomes an Heroic God.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Downplayed but he still puts Darcia through a fierce mental training to make her more powerful when she's reborn.
  • Nice Guy: He might be rather foul-mouthed because of his background as a mercenary, but he's quite friendly to Van and Darcia and is completely loyal towards Vida.
  • Shared Unusual Trait: Like all Dhampirs, he has eyes of different colors.

The Moon Giant and twin sister of Talos the Sun Giant, who greets Vandalieu and his group when they arrive to the Dark Continent.
  • Giant Woman: She's a Colossus, and an awe inspiring beauty.
  • Long-Lost Relative: In a way. Because the Titans are descendants of her twin brother Talos, she sees Titans as her nieces and nephews.
  • Our Giants Are Bigger: She's a true Colossus and a child of their creator Zerno, as such she's so big she can hold Van and his entire group in her hands with room to spare.
  • One Steve Limit: Her name is based on the Greek Goddess of the moon, but as there was already Diana from the Five-Colored Blades, her name was changed to Deeana / Deanna instead.
  • So Proud of You: Even though they just met, she expresses pride in the growing power of Levia, who is approaching her brother Talos in greatness.

The Mountain Queen Elder Dragon God and creator of the Drakonid race with Vida. After the death of Marduke the Dragon Emperor, she became leader of the remaining Elder Dragons.
  • Bizarre Alien Reproduction: She somehow gave birth to Bakunawa, Van's first son, by eating one of Marduke's bone bathed in Van's blood. Even Van of all people was weirded out.
  • Draconic Humanoid: Looks a lot like her descendants the Drakonids, only of a size comparable to a Colossus.
  • Homosexual Reproduction: Mainly because they're both Gods, she gave birth to the Drakonid race with the also female Vida.
  • Really Gets Around: She's had many spouses throughout the millenia, and given birth to several dragons and dragon-like beings. She even proposes to Van if they can make a new race. Apparently it is considered a great honor to be chosen as her consort.
  • You Are in Command Now: Became the leader of the remaining Elder Dragons after the death of Marduke.

Alda's faction

The Champion chosen by Alda and leader of the battle oriented champions. Originally named Suzuki Shouhei before deciding that the champions should change their names to ones who fitted more with Lambda. Throughout the story it is discovered that many of the current problems stem from his ideologies and problems his followers caused. Was sealed away with the Evil God of Sinful Chains after being effectively defeated by his psychological attacks who made him confront all the sins he committed for the last fifty thousand years in the name of his justice. After being convinced by Heinz, he decides to lend him his power but refuses to do anything else.
  • Can't Take Criticism: While he said things like discussing problems to understand each other, when people argued, he simply ignored their complaints or interrupted their points.
    • While showing his memories to Heinz, he explains that this came for his refusal to compromise, since he hated the many adults who gave up on their own ideals under the premise of taking compromise.
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: He was quite popular with women back when he was human but barely noticed it, something that occasionally made Zakkart jealous.
  • Founder of the Kingdom: Originally helped construct a small city in the continent of Bahn Gaia with his family and followers to keep an eye on the Boundary Mountain Range recently erected by Vida. This city would eventually become the Amid Empire.
  • Hypocrite: He didn't seem to follow the things he preached, sometimes even going against his words as if he didn't even recognize saying it before or even admitting he was wrong.
  • Knight Templar: During his time as a Champion and Heroic God, he absolutely refused to take any compromise with his ideals, since he thought that was just giving up on them. This led constant fights with Zakkart, who asked him compromise a little more in the name of pragmatism.
  • Manipulative Bastard: While he was a charming leader who always stood at the front, his words were merely what his followers wanted to hear and didn't have any long-term goals afterwards.
    • Lampshaded by his [Guidance] skill. Originally he thought it was the purest form of the skill, hence having no other word, but later came to the realization that it just means that he Guided people without a clear goal or ideology, essentially being a mindless mob that just did what he asked.
  • Medieval Stasis: Believed progress, any progress, other than magical progress was evil for the environment, so he forbade any major technological advancement or products that might have been created, or inspired for that matter, by Zakkart.
  • My Greatest Failure: How he sees most of the decisions he took during and after the Demon King War, commenting how many of the things he did were out of stubbornness to compromise "like adults who gave up on their ideals" and his enlarged ego as the "perfect hero". He even admits that the main reason he wanted the races of Vida dead was something as petty as him just finding them ugly.
  • Mutual Kill: After being struck by the Evil God of Sinful Chains' mind attack and being made to confront his own sins, he is accidentally sealed away with him when Alda used Stakes of Law on the god.
  • Nature Lover: To an astoundingly unhealthy degree. Not only was he an eco-terrorist back on earth, in Lambda, he opposed any and all tech advantages from Earth during the war with the demon king if they either a.) might cause some kind of ecological imbalance in their use, or b.) didn't line up with his free-range wildlife aesthetic. Though he loved Earth foods, he hated the animal and plant husbandry tech required to make it.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Because he was fiercely opposed to Zakkart's plan to use a very powerful, but problematic weapon from Earth, (presumably a nuke) to deal with Demon King Gurudinis' anti-weapon and anti-magic barriers, despite the fact that the entire continent the demon king was using as his base was already contaminated beyond repair, the demon king not only killed Zakkart, and three other champions, broke their souls, but the war lasted much, much longer than it should have, nine of the eleven high gods of the world were put out of commission, and the contamination from the demon king's very existence spread even further in the world, creating the very "devil's nests" that still plague the planet, over 100,000 years later.
  • The Penance: While he could leave the seal if he put an effort to it, he refused out of his desire to not cause further problems to the world and increment the sins he has committed.
  • Pride: Arguably his Fatal Flaw. He was so enamored with the idea of being the "perfect hero" who lived up to his ideals, he proudly refused to budge on practically everything that didn't fit with his ideals, believing his methods were the best (and only) to save the world from the Demon King.
  • Skewed Priorities: He acted as if protecting the environment from human pollution was more important than saving the world from the Demon King (who had already corrupted an entire continent with its magic) and was more concerned with creating an idyllic tech-free world, which almost came at the cost of the lives of everyone.
  • We Used to Be Friends: He and Zakkart were once close companions, until disagreements over the course of the world made them part ways.

The God of Records and "history", who serves as Alda's right hand man.
  • Believing Their Own Lies: He's firmly convinced that Vandalieu is as evil as Ternecia and Gubamon and to 'prove' it to Heinz' party he makes copies of the three of them to fight them. At the same time, he modifies the copy Vandalieu to fight in ways that Van would not, such as ignoring friendly fire or using his disease based abilities.
  • Co-Dragons: Alongside Niltark the God of Judgement, he's Alda's closest and most loyal servant.
  • Harbinger of Impending Doom: How Alda sees it when he brings news that someone has the ability to destroy souls.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: His power over records makes him capable of recreating anything there are memories of. This includes monsters, Evil Gods, Vandalieu and his followers and even S-Class adventurers.
  • It's Probably Nothing: When he notices the memory Van created to train the Five-Colored Blades did an action he didn't program, he thinks nothing of it, not realizing he has unknowingly connected Van's dreams with the memories, allowing Vandalieu to see the progress of Heinz and the others.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He places a fake Vandalieu inside the Trial of Bellwood and has it fight Heinz alongside Gubamon and Ternecia, which is wildly out of character. It also fights much more brutally than the real person. He's trying to show Heinz that Van is just as evil as the other two, completely ignoring that if he has to make up things about Van then he's basically just a liar.
  • Moral Myopia: He loudly proclaims and wishes to "expose Van's wickedness" to Heinz in The Trial of Bellwood dungeon, by making a Van "sock-puppet" and displaying Van's actions in the conflict between Mirg Shield Nation and Talosheim. He never stops to ponder the implications that would result from the question of "if Van is wicked for defending Talosheim, what does that say about Mirg Shield Nation who climbed over a mountain, happily looking forward to kill every last man, woman, and child? On the orders of Vampires serving EVIL GODS?"
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Firmly on Alda's side, no matter what the latter does.
  • Odd Job God: He's the god of records, meaning he's in charge of administrating practically all the memories and history seen through the eyes of Alda's believers.
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: His power to create a Dungeon full of recreations of past beings is useful to train Heinz and his party, but it has almost no practical use outside of it.
  • Written by the Winners: Since he is in charge of writing the historical records, and is firmly in Alda's camp, he wrote the conflict between Vida and Alda as Alda having the moral high ground.

Formerly the champion of Shizarion, and the Goddess of Wind after the latter's death. While she sided with the other combat-oriented champions against the creation-oriented champions, thousands of years have made her doubt if she took the right decision. She's also one of the few gods of her faction that believe there's a chance of reconciliation.
  • The Beastmaster: She created the Tamer Job (although Insects, plants and Undead remained untamable).
  • Blow You Away: Goddess of Wind.
  • The Champion: What she was in life for Shizarion.
  • Didn't Think This Through: While proposing to Alda that Vida's races should be accepted into Rodcorte's transmigration cycle was said with good intentions, that would mean Alda has to kill Vidanote  and completely destroy all races descending from Evil Gods or monster races so the remaining ones could be added to Rodcorte's cycle.
  • I've Come Too Far: Thousands of years have made her doubt the righteousness of Alda and Bellwood, but won't change sides since she thinks it's far too late.
  • Take Up My Sword: Became Goddess of Wind and Art after the death of Shizarion.
  • Token Good Teammate: The only member of Alda's faction that actually believes there's hope for reconciliation between factions.
  • Whip It Good: She wielded a whip when she was human, fitting for a tamer.

The God of Ice and a subordinate God of Peria, the Goddess of Water and Knowledge. He sided with Alda over Vida and a Spirit Clone of his dwelt within the Legendary Artifact Ice-Age, until it was destroyed by Vandalieu for threatening him and his friends.
  • An Ice Person: God of Ice.
  • Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: When Vandalieu has "Ice Age" in hand, he, through the spear, makes all sorts of racist gloating and taunts against the dhampir, making clear that peaceful co-existence is impossible, and then laughs outright after noting that Vida's reincarnation device was shattered by his powers, boasting that Van's dream of reviving his mother will never come to pass. He then has the nerve to be shocked that Van would attack and destroy "Ice Age," incredulous that Van would "dare to make an enemy of a god!"
  • Fantastic Racism: Even worse than Alda. While Alda calls Vida "foolish, mistaken, or simply wrong" and her reincarnation system must be destroyed for what he perceives as "flaws," Yupeon straight up calls Vida "disgusting and evil" deserving of nothing but having her existence completely eliminated, so that nothing of her, her words, deeds, or her children remain in the world. Vandalieu has issues with all of it, and doesn't hesitate to make that clear.
  • Kill the God: While only a clone, Vandalieu killed Ice-Age's soul, which basically makes him one, and he's just the first on an increasingly larger list of Familiar Spirits and Spirit Clones destroyed by Vandalieu.
  • Knight Templar: Ice-Age (who happened to be a clone of sorts of the God) was a raging fanatic.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Ice-Age, an avatar of his, loudly threatened Van by saying he would always be hostile towards him and even breaking the spear would just cause its soul to return to Yupeon. Deciding that this meant there was no room for negotiation, Van promptly broke the soul inside the spear.
  • Undying Loyalty: Ice-Age towards Mikhail.

The God of Thunderclouds and subordinate of Nineroad. Unlike the other gods, Vandalieu's presence doesn't concern him, instead he relishes in the opportunity to fight him. Now he intends to use a vessel to descend on the world and face Van head on.
  • Blood Knight: Wants to find a worthy foe capable of killing him, not because he wants to die, but to relish in the challenge.
  • I Need You Stronger: He runs interference in Alda's Faction because he wants Vandalieu to grow stronger to be capable of killing him, just because he's bored and has not battled any strong opponents in a long time.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He's very good at taking advantage of Alda's naivety to ensure he gets a worthy challenge when he faces Vandalieu.
    • He also takes advantage of Hajime's insecurity and feelings of inadequacy to turn him into his vessel.
  • Shock and Awe: He's the God of Thunderclouds, so it comes with the territory.
  • Token Evil Teammate: While Alda's side is not exactly spotlessly moral or open minded, they are all trying to do the right thing and stand by their beliefs with strong implications that Bellwood drove them towards extremism. However, all Fitun cares about is having a good fight with no concern for the possible dangers to anyone else. He's manipulative, dishonest and slowly destroying the mind of Inui Hajime so he can serve as Fitun's vessel, much like how Ravovifard usurped Bugitas' mind.
  • Was Once a Man: He's a former hero that became a God thousands of years ago.
  • Worthy Opponent: He thinks he has found one in Vandalieu.

Demon King and Evil Gods

    Demon King Guduranis 
The alien God that invaded the world of Lambda with its army of monsters 100,000 years prior to the story. Greatly feared for his ability to destroy souls, he killed the four creation-oriented champions while Bellwood and his army were distracted. In spite of being defeated and his many body parts sealed, his influence and remaining followers keep threatening the world.
  • Aliens are Bastards: An alien god who came to Lambda with the intention of taking it over, getting rid of any native life-forms that got in his way.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: He was actually quite intelligent, quickly figuring out how to copy Rodcorte's transmigration circle to give souls to his dungeon monsters, and later hacking Ricklent's Status System with his own God of Ranks.
  • Bad Boss: He saw the other Evil Gods and monsters he created as nothing but pawns to be discarded, sometimes destroying the weakest to intimidate the others, hence why Zakkart was able to convince several lesser Evil Gods to defect from his side.
  • Body Horror: Its fragments can mutate and distort those who use their powers if they're carelessly used, and they will jump to the nearest living being if its current host dies. Vandalieu manages to convince the fragments to become a part of him.
  • The Dreaded: Even thousands of years after his defeat, the inhabitants of Lambda still fear him and his capability to destroy souls.
  • Evil Evolves: His sealed body parts have mutated over time in an attempt to escape their seals.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Fragments of its power can be used as weapons, but unless prepared very carefully they cause increasing madness. Van gets around the issue by being Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth, basically brainwashing the fragments to believe "Hey, did you know you're just a part of me? Yep, totally true." with his own warped soul and mental encroachment abilities. Eventually, Fragments he hasn't absorbed even come to consider him to be their main body given Guduranis's Might Makes Right mindset, and Van gains the [Demon King] title.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Came to Lambda to impose his will and destroy anything in his path, with no discernible reason his former subordinates can think of other than Might Makes Right.
  • Genghis Gambit: His existence was such a threat to the rest of the world that nearly every god and their champions fought against him.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: For the whole of Lambda he's this, since his fragments and followers keep causing trouble even millennia after his defeat.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: At the end of the Demon King War, his body and mind were ripped into dozens of pieces that later mutated to become the various Demon King Fragments.
  • Klingon Promotion: It is theorized he became Demon King after killing the previous holder of the title.
  • Magical Eye: His eyes could corrupt mana and generate monsters in any area he gazed upon.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Subverted. The demon king fragments all belong to very different types of creatures, leaving some to wonder what the hell the guy even looked like. However, it's eventually clarified that they mutated over time to fit the environment around them after he was ripped to pieces, and are not his actual body parts.
  • Not Quite Dead: Being a god, he can't be killed unless his soul is destroyed, a thing that up until the existence of Vandalieu only he could do. His entire consciousness also wasn't sealed as Alda had believed, with one amnesiac part becoming the [Demon King's Shadow] Fragment that ended up in Birkyne's possession, and eventually took over the Vampire's body.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Wanted nothing more than the deaths of every living being on Lambda, as he deemed them weak.
  • Posthumous Character: Was ripped apart, with the fragments of his soul sealed and scattered a hundred-thousand years ago. Subverted when it's eventually revealed the Birkyne we knew was an amnesiac version of his consciousness that took over the original Birkyne's body, and later when Rodcorte's incompetence causes another piece of his mind to infect Edgar of the Five-Colored Blades.
  • Shapeshifting: He had the ability to alter his body into myriad different forms. After he was ripped apart, this also allowed the fragments of his body to mutate into body parts of various organism around them, like horns, claws, carapaces, antennas, proboscises, and so on.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Several gods and other beings kept his fragments sealed or contained so they didn't infect other living beings. Until Van begins to assimilate them that is.
    • Sealed Evil in a Six Pack: Separated into numerous fragments before being sealed, as that was the only reliable way to defeat him and keep him weak. Each fragment is sealed separately.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When he was angry, he tended to kill every subordinate in the same room as him. One of the few facets of his personality that remained as Birkyne.

The Evil God of the Magic Tome, who was defeated by Farmaun Gold. He turned himself into a book to manipulate his readers and gradually recover his power. He was unwittingly eaten by Vandalieu.

The Evil God of Joyful Life, who became the patron of the Pure-blooded Vampires Birkyne, Gubamon and Ternecia 100,000 years ago.
  • The Bully: His primary teaching is that the only way to enjoy your life is to trample the lives of others.
  • Dirty Coward: He's fond of beating up on those who can't fight back, but the moment he realizes he's facing a threat, he runs and abandons his followers.
  • The Hedonist: His followers live the worst excesses they can think up thanks to him.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Abandons Gubamon because he was no longer a reliable worshiper, leaving him to die at the hands of Vandalieu.

The Evil Raging Dragon God, who sided with the Demon King after the death of Marduke. He sealed Fidirg and took control over the worshiping of the Lizardmen of the marshlands using his priest the Scaled King. Greatly injured by Vandalieu, he's forced to flee to the Dark Continent, were he comes across the Storm of Tyranny.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Begs Vandalieu to spare him and not eat his soul, despite his body structure not being made to kneel. Luckily for him, Van didn't had a particular grudge against him so he does spare him.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: While Zod and Lissana would love to kill him, they need his information to locate Zantark, and if they got rid of him there's a chance he will reincarnate with his memories and powers somewhere else.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: Rather than sealing him, the Storm of Tyranny forces him to reincarnate as a tiny (for a god) lesser wyvern and become their pet.
  • Dirty Coward: During the conflict between Alda and Vida he would attack the deities on both sides while their backs were turned in order to weaken them.
  • The Exile: Tried to self impose this but was captured by Schneider.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Originally a subordinate of Marduke, he switched sides after the death of the Dragon Emperor.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: From a powerful dragon god, to a weak creature that has to beg for his life, ending up as a pet. This actually saves him, since he was so pitiful Van decided he was no threat towards him, or any of his stronger subordinates for that matter.
  • Humiliation Conga: First he loses his spirit clone against Van, costing him a great deal of power, then he's beaten up by the Storm of Tyranny and forced to help them, while forced to reincarnate as a weak wyvern, ending up as Pauvina's pet.
  • I Fight for the Strongest Side: He switched to the Demon King's side because he seemed to be stronger.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: When Vandalieu kills his Spirit Clone, he flees the Bahn Gaia continent in terror since he knows there's no chance in hell he could fight him again and win.

The Evil God of Release, who after obtaining two fragments of the Demon King, began tempting Bugitas and his followers, granting them his protection and corrupting them. He was defeated by Vandalieu in the physical world and destroyed by the other gods within his Divine Realm, with Van eating what remains of his soul.
  • The Corrupter: Took advantage of the feelings of inferiority from several people across the nations of Vida's races and turned them into The Caligula and The Starscream.
  • The Corruption: The ones under his blessing become savage and unintelligent, the worst representation of the uncivilized monsters they descend from.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: His power to cripple Van by making his fragments go berserk worked great, but unleashing his power to make monsters go insane bit him in the ass when they all went absolutely nuts but still considered him the sole enemy present. Van's followers began ripping their own bodies to pieces in the process of attacking Ravvy, who did not see that one coming at all.
  • Karmic Death: He's ripped to pieces by the gods he had suppressed, while Vandalieu obliviously eats the remains.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the demon king's army, his power was super lame and useless, so he was a small fry who barely amounted to anything. With the monster races learning restraint and building a civilization, his power suddenly had use by offering them power and granting it in the form of Power Born of Madness. As such, he became a lot stronger than he used to be.

Evil God of the Dark Seas, who was sealed on the ocean floor by Tristan, God of the Seas. When a solar eclipse invoked by Alda darkens the world, he breaks free from his seal with the intention of taking over the seas, only to encounter Vandalieu's ship.
  • Arch-Enemy: Of Tristan, the God of the Seas. And his creation the Gillmen are the most hated foes of Tristan's progeny, the Mer-People.
  • Fish People: He looks like a gigantic Gillman, who have fish heads, fins and tails.
  • Kaiju: He's bigger than Talosheim's castle and could grab Cuatro with one hand. Unfortunately it also gives Van and his familiars a very big target.
  • Lord of the Ocean: Intended to dethrone Tristan as ruler of the sea. Van unknowingly destroyed those plans along with the god itself.
  • Monster Progenitor: He's the Evil God who created the Gillmen race, arch enemies of the Mer-People.
  • Oh, Crap!: His reaction when he's attacked by Vandalieu's Demon King fragments, realizing he's facing someone who can kill him.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: His surviving Gillmen flee to the depths of the sea after he's killed, evolving into a sub-species of Gillmen adapted for deep waters.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Only appears for a single chapter before being killed by Vandalieu, and his soul is devoured. At least he actually fights, unlike Buburdura.

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