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    In General 
  • Can't Catch Up: Mash and Elulu try their best to keep up with Seiya, but no matter how much they train, he always manages to eliminate their foes before they get to do anything and are reduced to clean up duty. Subverted toward the end of their adventure in Gaeabrande, as Elulu's magic proves essential for Seiya to defeat Roseguard while Mash becomes the strongest being on Gaeabrande bar none with the Four Heavenly Kings and the Demon Lord dead. His stats also have the potential to surpass Seiya's if he keeps training.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Mash and Elulu have been together since they were babies and they have a crush on each other.
  • Dragon Ancestry: Both are descended from dragons, which accounts for Mash's transformation ability. Elulu on the other hand is destined to die and become Igzasion, the only sword that can defeat the Demon Lord.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Mash is a warrior while Elulu's initially only knows how to use the Fire Arrow spell, though she later learns how to use support magic.
  • Ignorance Is Bliss: Seiya hides the fact that without Elulu's sacrifice, he was unable to obtain Igzasion to defeat the Demon Lord, knowing full well that this knowledge will only trouble her and Mash. They only learn about this after Seiya has gone to fight the Demon Lord alone.
  • Kid Hero: Mash is young enough to be called a "shota" and is as impulsive and Hot-Blooded as one ought to be. Elulu is the same age but is far more meek by comparison. That said, Mash is not so young that he's immune to lewd thoughts either.
  • Human Pack Mule: Seiya uses them solely to carry his stuff as this because of how low their stats are. Even after Mash gets a power boost from his Dragonewt transformation, the first thing Seiya asks is if he can carry more bags.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Mash is loud, impulsive, and eager to jump into the fray, while Elulu is demure and gentle.

    Mash 

Mash

Voiced by: Kengo Kawanishi (Japanese), Chris Thurman (English)

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A young dragonkin warrior, who becomes one of Seiya's inventory carriers.


  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: He keeps his hair out of his face with his bandana and hopes to be a great warrior. Unfortunately, he is almost a complete newbie whose skills and stats are dwarfed by Seiya, who is too cautious to even give him the opportunity to level grind outside of a safe place. But once he does get the chance to grow, this trope is played increasingly straighter, even though Seiya is still the one doing most of the heavy lifting.
  • Break the Badass: Combined with Break the Haughty due to his initial overconfidence in trying to fight Deathmagla. After being tortured by Deathmagla, Mash is traumatized to the point where he can't fight. Fortunately, witnessing Seiya defeat Deathmagla reignites his fighting spirit.
  • Butt-Monkey: Poor Mash starts his adventure looking to become a legendary warrior who helps the hero defeat the Demon Lord, only to get reduced to a Human Pack Mule. After his youthful impulsiveness and cockiness is shattered by Cold-Blooded Torture, he gets to train in the Divine Realm to level grind, but still can't hold a candle to Seiya. Elulu even uses him as a guinea pig to show off her new support magic, while his new powerups are treated as weird and creepy. Then he's almost subject to Black Comedy Rape by Mitis. By the end of his adventure, his only real contributions against the overpowered Demon Lord and his generals is holding onto Seiya's stuff for him and piling up enemy bodies for Seiya to torch. Although he's still frustrated by this, he takes it in stride this time and tries to use this menial labor as a learning experience.
  • Defiant to the End: When Deathmagla cuts the cloth binding Mash's mouth shut, he expected Mash to beg for his life. Instead Mash realizes just how insanely powerful Seiya was, and encourages him to save the world in his place. Deathmagla isn't too pleased about that, though he doesn't get much time to actually kill Mash as Seiya immediately jumps into action to save him.
  • Face Death with Dignity: When Deathmagla captures him and is about to kill him, Mash asks Seiya to save the world in his place. Fortunately, Seiya turns out to have a skill that can cut through the fabric of space, allowing him to save Mash despite being in a different location.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: He only wears shoulder armor on his left arm and his sash is tied to the left.
  • Harmful to Minors:
    • Deathmagla subjects Mash to Cold-Blooded Torture as retribution for Seiya decimating the undead army. He's so traumatized that he initially can't bring himself to fight again until Seiya's victory over Deathmagla inspires him.
    • When Mitis tries to rape him and Seiya, Ristarte desperately tries to shield Mash and Elulu's eyes from the sight of Mitis' naked form to no avail.
  • Hellish Pupils: Develops these while using his Dragonnewt transformation.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Mash carries a sword at his hip, but unfortunately it doesn't see much use due to Seiya's preferred method of dealing with the enemy.
  • Hero-Worshipper: He's initially hostile to Seiya due to the latter rejecting the dragonkin duo as companions. After Seiya saves him and invites him to carry his bags, Mash does a 180 and becomes one of Seiya's most loyal followers. He also adopts Seiya's cautious methodology in order to emulate him.
  • Hot-Blooded: Mash is enthusiastic about being a warrior destined to help fight the demon lord. Unfortunately, Seiya is too cautious to let him take part in the fighting and reduces him to a Human Pack Mule, which frustrates Mash until he runs away to fight Deathmagla, getting himself captured and tortured in the process. After that, Mash cools off considerably, but he's still passionate about protecting the people he cares about.
  • Imagine Spot: Mash has some lewd visual thoughts when a naked Mitis is about to pounce on him.
  • Magically Inept Fighter: He has a magic stat of 0 and it stays that way even as he continues to power up.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: He's not especially tall or muscular, especially when compared to Seiya, and it shows in how his stats are much lower than his. His muscles grow when transforming into a Dragonnewt, multiplying his stats by a factor of ten, and even larger than that when he uses his Dragon God Metamorphosis.
  • Mundane Utility: He gains the ability to transform into a Dragonewt and later into a huge dragon. Seiya remarks that this means he can carry more stuff.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Despite his power ups throughout the journey, he's still far weaker than the higher tier threats in the demon army. Though his stats are surprisingly high for his level, as shown by how his level 21 stats are about a third of Seiya's level 99 stats and mostly surpasses Seiya's level 51 stats, which suggests Mash could become stronger than Seiya with enough leveling.
  • Painful Transformation: Downplayed. He grunts in pain and discomfort upon transforming into a Dragonewt for the first time, but the process goes smoothly and he never complains about pain when transforming again.
  • Passing the Torch: Seiya's last words to him is telling him that with the Demon Lord and Four Heavenly Kings dead, Mash is now the strongest being on Gaeabrande thus it's his responsibility to protect it. In Mash's last meeting with Rista, he makes it clear he plans on protecting the world that Seiya saved.
  • Power Levels:
    • LV:8, HP:476, MP:0, ATK:206, DEF:184, SPD:101, MAG:0, GRW:28. When he first meets Seiya.
    • LV:16, HP:1,381, MP 0, ATK:921, DEF:877 ,SPD:790 MAG:0, GRW:47. After training with Cerceus.
    • LV:21, HP:139,544, MP:0, ATK:91,578, DEF:83,333, SPD:61,496, MAG:0 GRW:67. In Dragon God Metamorphosis form at the end of the Gaeabrande arc.
  • Power-Upgrading Deformation: Mash's Dragonnewt form increases his overall abilities ten times over, but makes him scaly and lizard-like Weredragon during use. Ristrate and Elulu call this "creepy", while Seiya warns him to stay away while using it, since he might mistake him for a monster in the heat of combat and kill him by accident.
  • Tears of Fear: Sheds these with a side of Inelegant Blubbering while fleeing for his life from the nymphomaniac Mitis.
  • The Tooth Hurts: Deathmagla rips out one of Mash's teeth during his Cold-Blooded Torture. It's restored thanks to Ristarte's healing.
  • Time to Unlock More True Potential: The Mother of Dragons unlocks his ability to take on a Dragonewt form, multiplying his stats ten-fold. She also states that he has the potential to unlock a Dragon God Metamorphosis, becoming even more powerful. Aria helps him unlock this, though he's only able to transform a few limbs at a time by the time Seiya kills the Demon Lord.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After training with Cerseus and unlocking his dragon form, he ends up becoming one of the strongest beings in Gaeabrande. By the time Seiya defeats the Demon Lord, Mash's raw stats with his Dragon God Metamorphosis dwarf Chaos Machina's and Dark Firus' even though he has 78 levels to go, implying that he could one day become stronger than Seiya.
  • Weredragon: Thanks to his dragonkin nature, Mash can transform into a dragonewt which multiplies his attack, defense, and speed by ten times, and later gets upgraded into a full dragon form with Dragon God Metamorphosis.
  • World's Strongest Man: At the end of the Gaeabrande arc with the Demon Lord, the four Heavenly Kings and Seiya all dead, Mash is the strongest being on Gaeabrande.

    Elulu 

Elulu

Voiced by: Aoi Koga (Japanese), Sarah Wiedenheft (English)

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A young dragonkin mage, who also becomes one of Seiya's inventory carriers.


  • Bare Your Midriff: Her short shirt exposes her midriff.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: A PG-version. Elulu is flabbergasted when Seiya masters her one and only offensive spell, Fire Arrow, nigh-instantly even though it's incredibly difficult for her to use. She's so frustrated that she starts wolfing down candy to cope.
  • Heroic BSoD: Played for Laughs when she briefly becomes depressed after Seiya quickly learned the fire bow skill that Elulu thought was difficult and complex. She spends the next few scenes wanting to do nothing else but eat sweets.
  • Hesitant Sacrifice: The Dragon Mother intended for her to be sacrificed to create the sword, Igzasion. Elulu goes along with it, but admits she still wants to live and continue traveling with the party. Fortunately, Seiya prevents her sacrifice, though he makes sure not to tell her or Mash that he failed to obtain the sword, otherwise they'd feel guilty.
  • It Sucks to Be the Chosen One: She's destined to become Igzasion, the sword that will kill the Demon Lord, at the cost of her own life. She initially tries to justify it by noting all the lives that would be saved with the Demon Lord's defeat, but ultimately she admits that she doesn't want to die.
  • The Load: She initially thinks of herself as useless because she couldn't improve in fire magic, but this is subverted when she learns how to cast support magic, which Seiya notes allowed him to barely win against Emperor Roseguard.
  • Nice Girl: She's the most kindhearted member of the Gaeabrande party. Even when she's upset that Seiya rejected her and Mash, she doesn't direct hostility towards him like Mash.
  • Pink Is Feminine: Her clothes are predominantly pink and she's very girly and demure.
  • Playing with Fire: She originally tried mastering fire magic, but Hestiaca reveals she didn't have much talent for it.
  • Power Levels:
    • LV:7, HP:355, MP:195, ATK:98, DEF:160, SPD:76, MAG:189, GRW:36. When she first meets Seiya.
    • LV:8, HP:384, MP:220, ATK:101, DEF:172, SPD:88, MAG:196, GRW:38. After training with Hestiaca.
  • Support Party Member: She turns out to be talented in auxiliary magic, and can cast spells to slow or hasten targets.
  • Targeted Human Sacrifice: Elulu was chosen to sacrifice her life in a ritual at the Dragon Village to create the mighty sword Igzasion, which the prophecy says is the only weapon that can kill the Demon Lord. Elulu was going to resign to her fate, but Seiya ends up saving her and tricks everyone into thinking the ritual worked when he killed the Dragon Mother.
  • Time Master: After being taken to the Divine Realm to train, Elulu learns the support magic spells "Delay" and "Haste", which allow her to drastically slow down or speed up someone respectively. Using Delay on Mash as a demonstration has him moving like molasses while struggling to give a coherent sentence out, while Haste speeds him up to the point of becoming a high-pitched Motor Mouth who stumbles over things because he can't control how fast he's moving.
  • Token Mini-Moe: She's the cute young girl in Seiya's party at Gaeabrande.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: She wears a shorts and thigh-high socks.

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Dragon Village

    Great Mother of Dragons 

Great Mother of Dragons

Voiced by: Masako Katsuki (Japanese)

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The leader of the dragonewts.


  • Crazy-Prepared: She already expected the party to oppose Elulu's sacrifice, so she had her citizens lace the party's food with paralytics and gave Elulu a Death Sentence Necklace that kills her within a time limit. Seiya states she wasn't cautious enough and that she should have activated her Ultimate Wall during the banquet to prevent any opportunity for Seiya to damage her wings.
  • Death by Irony: She dies the same way she intended to kill Elulu: falling into the pit and getting turned into a sword.
  • Disney Villain Death: Seiya defeats her by making her fall into the same abyss she was going to use to sacrifice Elulu. He also damaged her wings before that to ensure she can't fly out.
  • Foil: She shares Seiya's belief that being cautious is necessary to save the world. Unlike Seiya, who is willing to compromise on caution in order to save his friends, she's willing to sacrifice an innocent girl to ensure victory.
  • Motive Decay: Despite wanting to create Igzasion for Seiya to use, she becomes so enraged at his opposition to her plans that she tries to kill him with her fire breath attack, despite how doing so would leave no one capable of using Igzasion to kill the Demon Lord.
  • Named by the Adaptation: The anime names her Leviae, despite how the web and light novels don't give her a name even in her status window.
  • One-Winged Angel: She normally appears as a normal-sized dragonewt, but can transform into a massive dragon.
  • Power Levels: LV:66, HP:563,290, MP:5,533, ATK:43,898, DEF:38,881, SPD:5,679, MAG:10,209, GRW:721. In Dragon God Metamorphosis form.
  • Redemption Rejection: Seiya offers her to surrender because she's not part of the demon army, but she refuses and continues with her plan to sacrifice Elulu.
  • Ring-Out Boss: How she meets her end. She's invincible while using Ultimate Wall, but not unmovable. This proves to be fatal as Seiya is pushing her towards a pit that will kill her should she fall in.
  • Slipping a Mickey: She throws a great feast for the heroes while preparing Elulu for her planned sacrifice, with some children handing them cookies they baked. Later, when they start having doubts about wanting to lose Elulu, both Mash and Rista fall to the ground, unable to move due to their tampered drink and cookies from earlier. Seiya is unaffected because he never drank any of that same drink, and reveals that he threw up the cookies shortly after eating them.
  • Stone Wall: Her strategy is to tank Seiya's attacks using her damage resistance passives and Ultimate Wall skill until Elulu dies from the Death Sentence Necklace, since she's no match for him in offense or speed. Her resilience is made more impressive by the revelation that Seiya is already at the level cap. This is lampshaded by Seiya, who compares her to a Nurikabe, a wall-like yōkai.
  • Villain Has a Point: Her insistence on creating Igzasion makes sense when the Demon Lord turns out to be able to tank all of Seiya's weapons other than Valhalla Blade.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Her status screen describes her as self-righteous and she'll do anything to ensure the fall of the Demon Lord. Her plan is for Elulu to absorb energy from the human world and eventually sacrifice her to make Igzasion. She also executed Elulu and Mash's families for opposing this plan.

    Lagos 

Lagos

Voiced by: Makoto Sahara (Japanese), Chris Guererro (English)

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The dragonewt guarding the entrance to the Dragon Village.


  • Nice Guy: Despite Seiya making him teleport a small lizard out of paranoia, Lagos takes it well and compliments the hero for his caution. He's also thankful that the party saved Elulu from being sacrificed and he only warns the party to leave because many other dragonewts are angry at Seiya for killing their leader.
  • Token Good Teammate: He's one of the few dragonewts who disagreed with sacrificing Elulu, though he couldn't voice his opinion because the others would execute him for it.

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Roseguard Empire

    Princess Rosalie Roseguard 

Princess Rosalie Roseguard

Voiced by: Yumiri Hanamori (Japanese), Madeleine Morris (English)

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A princess of the empire who is in charge of Olga Fortress.


  • Alliterative Name: Rosalie Roseguard.
  • Animal Motifs: Seiya and Mash compare her to an angry barking dog due to the way she grinds her teeth and growls at Seiya when they disagree on something. Even her teeth resemble a dog's when she's huffy like this.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: What she tries to do Seiya after insulting her. Instead, he blocks her and slaps her right back. And she tries to do this several times until her face is swollen.
  • Break the Haughty: She gets slapped by Seiya, nearly killed by Beel Bub, and witnesses her father falling to villainy. By the end of the Gaeabrande arc, she's become much more levelheaded.
  • Brick Joke: Every time Seiya calls Rosalie a dog, her mouth does turn like a dog's soon after, including the fangs! The name-calling happens twice, first after slapping some sense into her, and after he rescued her from Beel Bub. After Eraser Kaiser is defeated, he does subtly piss off Rosalie without calling her a dog, but she's still drawn with fangs when angered.
  • Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like: After Seiya saves her from Beel Bub, she calls him a coward for using sniping and trickery to win rather than direct combat.
  • Cry Cute: She cries as her face gets swollen from Seiya's repeated slapping.
  • Due to the Dead: She is first introduced praying in the Field of Blades where her comrades recently died.
  • Foil: Seiya's cautiousness is in contrast to Rosalie's recklessness.
  • General Failure: Seiya lays the blame of her soldiers' death at her feet, claiming it was her recklessness that killed them all.
  • Hero-Worshipper: She idolizes her father as the strongest man in Gaeabrande and the paragon of heroism and chivalry.
  • Honor Before Reason: She believes a true hero will play fair and and straightfoward, causing her to rush in recklessly. Too bad literally no one else in Gaeabrande thinks the same way she does.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Combined with Hypocrite Has a Point. She claims that the gods, who live safely due to their immortality and godly realm, wouldn't be able to fully comprehend the perils that mortals face. There is some truth to her words, since the gods prioritize following their rules despite that getting in the way of saving the world. Rista also didn't fully understand the weight of saving the world at the beginning of the story. Seiya admits she has a point, but tells her that she doesn't have much room to talk about respecting life after she recklessly marched her troops into battle with the insect army, causing many to be needlessly killed.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Her strategy to defeat Beel Bub's insect army is to invade their hive, despite their overwhelming speed and aerial advantage against humans. Seiya points out that this approach is the reason why so many of her forces were already killed by the insects.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Rosalie has a Light Protection skill that grants a barrier around her to protect while she's climbing up the demon flies' nest. It's not of any use against Beel Bub.
  • Not So Different: When the party sees a vision of Seiya's past, they muse that he used to be just as reckless as Rosalie. This may explain why Seiya chafes with her more than his other detractors.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Her stats are numerically superior to Chaos Machina's true form's, which is pretty impressive for a mere human at level 23 and suggests she will match her father and Seiya once she's gotten stronger. Unfortunately, they're all four digits at the point in the story when everyone is boasting stats of five or six digits.
  • Parting Words Regret: Defied by Seiya, who convinces her to talk to her father as he dies.
  • Power Levels: LV:23, HP:6,780, MP:0, ATK:4,120, DEF:3,655, SPD:3,987 MAG:0, GRW:48.
  • Pretty Princess Powerhouse: A princess who fights on the front lines against the demons. Unfortunately, this is the one time when it's probably better the princess doesn't take command thanks to her lack of strategic skills.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: She is the princess of her nation and leads an army against the demon forces.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After Seiya gets her to reconcile with her father, she becomes more appreciative of him.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has blue hair.

    Emperor Wohlks Roseguard 

Emperor Wohlks Roseguard

Voiced by: Tetsuo Kaneo (Japanese), Juri Kimura (Japanese, child), Yuuki Ono (Japanese, demonkin)

The emperor of Roseguard, and Rosalie's father.


  • Adaptational Badass: In the web and light novels, he fought defensively against Eraser Kaiser in order to learn and counter the latter's fighting style. In the anime, he kills Kaiser immediately.
  • Adaptive Ability: The longer he fights against an enemy, the more his stats increase due to his passive skill, Evolve Attack. It's unknown if these stat increases are permanent.
  • Always Someone Better: He discovered the Demon Lord was much stronger than him, and came to worship him because of it.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He is the emperor of Roseguard as well as its best warrior.
  • Bare-Handed Blade Block: Wohlks tries this to protect himself against Seiya's Phoenix Thrust, it failed miserably.
  • Bling of War: Wears ornate golden armor.
  • Broken Pedestal: Rosalie is angry to learn of his betrayal, and almost refuses to console him as he dies until Seiya slaps her again.
  • Catch Phrase: "Accustomed. I've already adapted to this too." Used in combat after he's finished analyzing an opponent's technique and is about to turn the tables.
  • Climax Boss: He's fought right before The Reveal, and he's the first opponent Seiya couldn't beat in a straight fight.
  • Deal with the Devil: He became depressed over his aging body, leading him to sell out to the Demon Lord in exchange for demonic powers.
  • Death Equals Redemption: As he dies, he apologizes to Rosalie and pats her on the head, telling her that he loves her.
  • The Dragon: He's the Demon King's last ally after Eraser Kaiser's death, and he's the one given the duty of killing Rista and Seiya permanently with the God Eater.
  • Dying as Yourself: He reverts to his true form and tells Rosalie he loves her before passing on.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He still seems to love Rosalie even after having become a demon worshiper.
  • Fallen Hero: He's Gaeabrande's top native warrior and the ruler of the Roseguard Empire, one of the main lines of defense against the Demon Lord. Which makes it all the more shocking that he joined the demons.
  • Famous Last Words: "Rosalie... I love you."
  • Feeling Their Age: As an 80-year-old man, he's not as strong as he used to be, something he's frustrated about. It's part of the reason he sold out to the Demon Lord.
  • Fountain of Youth: He periodically turns into a baby for no reason. Rosalie says it might be an effect of a curse placed on him by the Demon Lord. It represents the pettiness of his nature, making a Deal with the Devil out of jealousy towards the Hero, and the fact that he came to see the Demon Lord as his father, though what caused these personality traits to crystallize as a literal transformation into a baby is left unclear.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Besides his grief over his aging body, his second reason for joining the Demon Lord is because he's jealous that Seiya gets to be the hero who fights the Demon Lord while he's relegated to support at best.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Once he is revealed as a villain. His fight with Seiya is played completely seriously. Right after he appears, we get The Reveal about Seiya's past.
  • Light 'em Up: Uses primarly light based attacks. He switches to Casting a Shadow versions after he turns into a demon.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: What he looks like after taking a substance that turned him into a demonkin, something that resembles an adult man in his prime.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: After he and Seiya take off each others' arms, he's more worried about losing his sword than bleeding out.
  • Master Swordsman: During his battle with Seiya, he overwhelms the latter in swordplay and only loses because Seiya reflected damage onto his arm via a destruction technique. Notably, Seiya is already buffed to be much faster than Wohlks, had taken off his training weights to double his speed on top of that, and was taught swordplay by the gods, but still lost in a straight fight.
  • Power Levels:
    • LV:90, HP:259,985, MP:0, ATK:189,633, DEF:176,358, SPD:148,796, MAG:0, GRW:777.
    • LV:90, HP:359,985, MP:0, ATK:302,225, DEF:293,664, SPD:257,511, MAG:0, GRW:789. After becoming a demonkin.
  • Power-Up Food: A substance given by the Demon Lord allowed Wohlks to turn into a demonkin, boosting his stats, while giving him the physique of an adult man.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eye color changes from blue to red after he becomes a demon.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He thinks Seiya, being from a more peaceful world, has lower pain tolerance and would fold as soon as he receives a major injury. He's proven wrong when Seiya continues fighting despite losing an arm.
  • Villainous Valor: Even after becoming a demon, his status still lists his personality as "valiant," which is shown by how he doesn't falter in his battle with Seiya despite losing his arm and his weapon.
  • Walking Spoiler: Even before highlighting the spoilers, just reading the names of the tropes involved with him will let you know something's fishy about him. Sure enough, he's joined the Demon Lord for eternal youth and vengeance against the hero he perceives as having taken his place.
  • Weapon of X-Slaying: He wields the God Eater, a weapon based on the Demon Lord's Chain Destruction, which can permanently kill deities and heroes. He uses this when he reveals his true colors to the protagonists and Rosalie, threatening to kill them.
  • World's Best Warrior: He's the greatest human warrior on Gaeabrande, as shown by how he easily defeated Eraser Kaiser, a demon general. After becoming a demon, he's stronger and more skilled than even Seiya.

Gaeabrande Demons

    Demon Lord 

Demon Lord

Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese)

The leader of the demon army, who is said to be invincible if not faced with Igzasion.


  • Anti-Magic: He established an anti-magic field around his castle to prevent the hero from simply nuking him with a powerful spell. This doesn't negate Valhalla's Gate, since that skill isn't considered magic.
  • Arc Villain: He's the one responsible for the demon attacks in Gaeabrande, but he isn't the Big Bad of the overall series because he's only active in one world.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Is the leader of the demon army and the strongest entity on Gaeabrande. Even outside of his One-Winged Angel form, he's immune to every attack by Seiya except for Valhalla's Gate, and even then he nearly breaks out of it forcing Seiya to use a second one on him.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He uses Chain Destruction in an attempt to kill the real souls of any hero or god who opposes him, preventing them from ever returning to impede him and acting as a deterrent against further divine interference.
  • Dem Bones: Even when reduced to a skeleton, he's still able to move.
  • Determinator: He succeeds in escaping one Valhalla's Gate despite being reduced to a skeleton and being hit in the face by Valhalla Blade. Fortunately, he ends up too weakened to survive another gate.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: His silhouette can be seen at the end of episode 6 alongside Eraser Kaiser after they finished constructing Chain Destruction.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Even though he doesn't really look the part, he managed to resist, and eventually outright escape, a Valhalla's Gate. Keep in mind, this move is supposed to transcend the fundamental laws of reality to kill absolutely, and destroyed Cross Thanatos, a certified Humanoid Abomination and death god that transcends dimensions, with no problem at all. Not to mention he packs enough power to annihilate a world.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: His motivations and backstory are never explained and he receives even less characterization than all his minions.
  • Hero Killer: Is said to be invincible and can only be harmed by the sword Igzasion. After Seiya's fight with Emperor Rosegaurd, it is made very clear he has little chance of beating the Demon Lord. Even with Rista's help, Seiya dies in the fight.
  • Holy Burns Evil: Igzasion is able to harm him because of the immense sacred energy inside it.
  • Maou the Demon King: A very generic example to boot.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Like Eraser Kaiser, he has multiple arms, allowing him to hold open the doors of Valhalla's Gate while fighting against Seiya at the same time.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Only the holy sword Igzasion can harm him as seen in his final fight with Seiya. The blades of Valhalla's Gate are the only other thing able to harm him.
  • No Name Given: Unlike the Demon Lord of Ixphoria, Ultimaeus, his name is never revealed.
  • No One Could Survive That!: Despite Valhalla's Gate being touted as a skill that can destroy anything, including beings who can defy the laws of reality, the Demon Lord manages to barely escape one gate.
  • One-Winged Angel: He can transform from his humanoid form to his true form as a multi-armed demon. He pulls off another one as a skeletal entity as he manages to escape Valhalla's Gate.
  • Planet Destroyer: Judgement Zero, his final Desperation Attack, can annihilate a world "twice over".
  • Poor Communication Kills: He failed to tell Eraser Kaiser that Emperor Roseguard had secretly defected to their side. Wohlks kills Eraser Kaiser to keep up the deception until he could kill Seiya and Rista with a surprise attack.
  • Taking You with Me: He has the ability to destroy the entire world with his Judgement Zero skill, and only uses it when Seiya reduces him to a skeleton. Rista states the skill has enough energy to destroy the world twice.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Despite the build up and hype he receives throughout the story, he makes his proper appearance only at the end of a fight between him and Seiya right before he dies. We don't even get to see his stat sheet like most of the other villains.

    Chaos Machina 

Chaos Machina

Voiced by: Chiaki Takahashi (Japanese), Emily Fajardo (English)

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The first and weakest of the demon generals.


  • Ax-Crazy: When she speaks, she often repeats her words with a Slasher Smile on her face. Later, she takes joy in killing a random villager and gushes over their blood.
  • Bare Your Midriff: She wears a bikini top that leaves almost her entire top body exposed.
  • BFS: Her weapon is a very large sword.
  • Body Horror: After stabbing herself with her own sword, hands burst out of the wound, before the rest of her body becomes a massive winged bull-like demon.
  • Boobs of Steel: Subverted. While she is pretty powerful, she's actually the weakest of the demon generals.
  • Chest Burster: A voluntary example. She willingly stabs herself with her sword and unleashes the demonic power contained in her body in a truly gruesome manner.
  • Crazy-Prepared: She realizes that keeping tabs on a low-level area would allow her to kill any would-be heroes before they can pose a threat. Only Seiya's own crazy preparedness saves him in the end.
  • Demon Lords and Archdevils: A demon general of the variety.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Due to having goat hooves, she doesn't wear shoes.
  • Fan Disservice: Her first form is very conventionally attractive, but her Release form has almost grotesquely bulging muscles like a bodybuilder on steroids. She then proceeds to gruesomely stab herself with her own sword to unleash her true form, which doesn't look human at all. If it weren't for the voice, you couldn't ever tell she's female at that point.
  • Fauns and Satyrs: Her first form looks like a busty Horned Humanoid with goat-like legs, giving her the appearance of a female satyr.
  • From a Single Cell: Seiya brings up the possibility, at least. We never find out whether he's right, as he isn't willing to take the chance.
  • Growing Muscles Sequence: Her Release form has her bulking up a considerable amount.
  • Hostage Situation: When Seiya and Rista flee to the Divine Realm, she takes the residents of Edona hostage and threatens to kill one every ten minutes if they don't come back.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: Her first form is incredibly curvaceous, with large breasts and a small waist with wide hips and thick thighs, and it is even exaggerated with her Release form.
  • Jump Scare: She causes one for Rista, who when using a crystal ball, is momentarily under the impression that she's aware. It also doesn't help that it's a bit too much of a close-up.
  • Kick the Dog: She shortens the time for Seiya and Rista to return before she kills the next hostage, and nearly kills a man in front of his daughter.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The story starts out lighthearted and treats Seiya's cautiousness as a gag. However, the situation becomes dire when she arrives, as not only is she a credible threat to the hero, she's also an example of how ruthless and sadistic the demons can be, as shown by how she takes Edona hostage. Despite Seiya curbstomping her in the end, her actions establish that the mission to save Gaeabrande is not to be taken lightly, and she sets the pace for the other demon generals' vileness.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis:
    • She is spawn camping right outside a low-level zone because she is savvy enough to know that's where a hero is likely to start leveling up, giving her a chance to kill an opponent before they can grow into a threat.
    • When Seiya and Rista flee from her, she immediately gives chase and goes for their heads, without playing with her prey at all.
    • When they do escape, she immediately figures out they might be scrying on her and starts killing villagers to guilt trip them into a hopeless fight.
    • In her Release form, she assumes that she outclasses Seiya. However, just to be sure there's no way for him to turn the tables, she still unleashes her full power. She ultimately has no chance to beat him, but not for lack of trying.
  • Number of the Beast: Likely not coincidentally, her level is 66, just one number away from this.
  • One-Winged Angel: When Seiya proves to be a match for her normal and Release forms, she transforms into a gigantic bullish demon with more than three times her original stats. Fortunately, it turns out Seiya was hiding his true strength too.
  • Power Echoes: In her Demonic Curse form.
  • Power Levels:
    • LV:66, HP:3,877, MP:108, ATK:887, DEF:845, SPD:951, MAG:444, GRW:653. Normal form.
    • LV:66, HP:5,511, MP:227, ATK:1,128, DEF:1,199, SPD:1,060, MAG:517, GRW:653. In her Released form.
    • LV:66, HP:15,100, MP:424, ATK:3,577, DEF:3,229, SPD:3,847, MAG:548, GRW:653. In her true form.
  • Starter Villain: She's the first general encountered by Seiya and has the lowest stats, even in her bull form.
  • Stripperiffic: Her outfit leaves very little to the imagination.
  • Tattooed Crook: She has a tattoo around her belly button.
  • Underestimating Badassery: She thought that she was still way above Seiya's stats when he returned. What she didn't realize was that Seiya faked his own stats, which prompts her to transform into her bull form. But even then, Seiya still had some tricks up his sleeve, such as Phoenix Drive, an advanced skill that one would not expect at his current level.
  • Villain Respect: She compliments Seiya on a few of his cautious moves, such as immediately running away at the sight of an overwhelming opponent instead of playing doomed heroics, and having the presence of mind to pack smoke bombs.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: A rare zigzagged example where she serves as both this and a Warm-Up Boss. She appears as a ruthless threat who averts many common clichés of the genre with a vengeance, and makes Rista realize just how brutally unforgiving the enemies of the world she has been assigned to are. In her final form, she has stats that would put many Demon Lords to shame. If Rista had summoned any other hero, they would have met their end at her hands for sure. However, thanks to Seiya's bloated stats and hardcore training, she's ultimately nothing special. In fact, she's the only enemy in Gaeabrande that Seiya beats just by using more raw power rather than a specific tactic.
  • Walking Swimsuit Scene: She basically goes around in a bikini.

    Deathmagla 

Deathmagla

Voiced by: Yuji Ueda (Japanese)

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A demon general who specializes in creating and controlling monsters.


  • Armchair Military: He prefers to let his army of monsters fight on his behalf.
  • Barrier Change Boss: Dark Firus. You need a blunt damage skill, then ice magic, and finally fire magic (or any attack powerful enough to get through its enormous defense stat).
  • Crazy-Prepared: He analyzed how Seiya was able to defeat Chaos Machina, so he makes Dark Firus immune to fire, which is Seiya's magic specialty. Unfortunately for him, Seiya has bracelets that can convert his fire magic into another element.
  • Did Not See That Coming: He claims to have analyzed every variable and planned for every contingency. But he didn't plan for Seiya.
  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: He learns the hard way that he shouldn't have revealed how to exploit the weakness of Dark Firus after Seiya does just that by taking advantage of the information in order to defeat the summon.
  • Explaining Your Powers to the Enemy: Exploited and parodied. After Deathmagla explains in detail the only way to defeat Dark Firus, Seiya calls him out. Deathmagla retorts that it doesn't matter, as the whole process is so incredibly convoluted nobody would ever be able to single-handedly be able to use all the skills necessary to defeat it, and he just wanted to see the heroes wallow in despair at the realization of their impending doom. Naturally, he is wrong.
  • Extra Eyes: He has a third eye on his forehead.
  • Frontline General: Completely averted. When Seiya wipes out his undead army, Rista assumes Deathmagla must have been annihilated along with them. She's unfortunately wrong.
  • Guardian Entity: Dark Firus serves this role to the noncombatant Deathmagla.
  • Kick the Dog: He tortures and attempts to kill Mash in order to get back at Seiya, who destroyed his undead army. There was no practical reason to do so, as he simply wanted Seiya to be racked with guilt.
  • Killed Offscreen: After Dark Firus is destroyed, he's last seen cowering before Seiya as Rista takes Mash away, before a Smash Cut to outside his castle, where his screams startle the birds.
  • Mad Scientist: His forte is creating and upgrading all kinds of monsters to be much stronger than they normally are.
  • Man of Kryptonite: Dark Firus was supposed to be one to Seiya - a creature that is immune to all the strong suits he displayed during the fight against Chaos Machina, and can only be killed with two abilities Deathmagla deemed him to be very unlikely to have: a special skill used primarily by unarmed combatants instead of swordsmen, and ice magic, the polar opposite ot Seiya's fire magic. Thankfully, Seiya learned the unarmed combat ability anyways just in case he was ever deprived of his sword, and has items that allow him to use different types of magic, including ice.
  • Necromancer: He has an army of 10,000 undead under his control.
  • No-Sell: He summons Dark Firus, a fire monster designed specifically to nullify physical attacks, as well as all the elements Seiya can use. It can only be damaged by using Oscillatory Wave, a pugilist skill, to upset its molecular structure before hitting it with ice magic. Fortunately, Deathmagla gloats about all these weaknesses believing Seiya won't be able to use the necessary skills, only to be proven wrong.
  • Power Levels: LV:74, HP:80,187, MP:9,215, ATK:31,559, DEF:135,875, SPD:10,741, MAG:8,377. These aren't Deathmagla's stats, but rather his monster Dark Firus's.
  • Puzzle Boss: Dark Firus is almost indestructible. The keyword is almost. You need to use a very specific blunt damage skill to unbalance the creature's composition, then you need to use ice magic to convert it from fire to ice-type. This renders it vulnerable, but you still need to get past its massive defense stat to actually deal any damage, fortunately at that point it becomes weak to fire. Thankfully, Deathmagla is overconfident enough to tell the puzzle's solution to his foe.
  • Support Party Member: He has basically zero combat ability himself, but specializes in creating and improving monsters and reanimating undead.
  • Stupid Evil: He sends a magic mirror to Seiya so that the latter can watch him kill Mash. He doesn't realize doing so allows a very pissed off Seiya to track him down and cut him with a very long-ranged skill. He also commits the classic error of Explaining Your Powers to the Enemy.

    Beel Bub 

Beel Bub

Voiced by: Kanehira Yamamoto (Japanese), Jerry Jewell (English)

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A high-ranking insect demon who specializes in speed and aerial combat.


  • Almighty Janitor: He's not one of the four generals, but he's still a deadly enough opponent that Seiya had to go back to the Divine Realm to train.
  • Ax-Crazy: He and his minions' favorite tactic is to grab humans, fly to deadly heights, and drop them on the ground while bragging about the ensuing gore.
  • Bring It: He tells Seiya to take his shot at him, and he won't bother moving until after Seiya has fired all his arrows at him. He more than proves his boast by dodging seven conescutive arrows effortlessly.
  • Deadly Euphemism: His "reverse fireworks". Where he and his minions grab people, flies them as high as possible, and then drop them so they splat on the ground.
  • Didn't See That Coming: He correctly analyzes where and how Seiya is going to attack him and dodges with ease. The one thing he didn't expect was Seiya's arrows turning around mid-flight when he wasn't paying attention.
  • Flash Step: He can dodge arrows at fast speeds to the point where he looks like he's teleporting.
  • Fragile Speedster: His agility stat is 487562, allowing him to dodge Seiya's arrows easily. However, his HP is only 18963 and his other stats are in the quadruple digits despite being at level 76, meaning he dies easily if he's actually hit.
  • Home Field Advantage: He's unbeatable in the air thanks to his incredible speed. It doesn't even matter that the rest of his stats are crap, since his speed more than compensates for everything.
  • I Know You Know I Know: Beel Bub can analyze on the spot the different possibilities on how a hero can counter him in mid-air. While holding her hostage, Rosalie accidentally reveals that Seiya trained to counter him. He then guesses that Seiya will snipe him from a distance, so Beel Bub flies up above the skies with Rosalie before attempting to drop her.
  • In the Back: He thinks he can easily kill Seiya in aerial combat due to his speed. While he manages to dodge a volley of arrows from Seiya, he didn't expect the arrows to return and attack him from behind.
  • Power Levels: LV:76, HP:18,963, MP:8,751, ATK:7,877, DEF:5,969, SPD:487,562, MAG:883.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: His name sounds similar to Beelzebub, a demon who is also heavily associated with flies.
  • Unhand Them, Villain!: When Rista demands that he lets Rosalie go, he agrees by attempting to throw her towards the ground at a speed such that Rista can't catch her. Fortunately, Seiya shoots his arm off before he can do so.

    Kilkapul 

Kilkapul

Voiced by: Hitoshi Bifu (Japanese), Jeremy Inman (English)

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The third general Seiya encounters.


  • Bait-and-Switch Boss: The bait to Crossed Thanatos's boss.
  • Beneath Suspicion: He's the dwarf shopkeeper of Izale Village, and flies under the party's radar the first time they meet him because he lacks any distinguishing features.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He is first seen as the shopkeeper in Izale Village whom Seiya's party brought torches from.
  • Crazy-Prepared: By summoning an adamantoise, he destroyed the legendary adamantite armor and the town where it was located even before Seiya and his party arrived.
  • Enemy Summoner: He summons an adamantoise to destroy the adamantite armor, preventing Seiya from maximizing his defenses. He then summons Crossed Thanatos, a Nigh-Invulnerable foe who can follow the party back to the Divine Realm.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's calm and polite towards the party, and doesn't act different from when he was a friendly shopkeeper. However, Rista notes that there's madness lurking beneath his small smile, and he's willing to kill his village and loved ones to support the Demon Lord.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: He knew he stood absolutely no chance fighting Seiya directly, so he sacrificed himself and his family to summon something that could.
  • Self-Disposing Villain: He sacrifices his family, and then himself to summon Crossed Thanatos.
  • Summon Magic: He can summon powerful monsters.
  • The Unfought: He's never directly fought, since he sacrifices his life to summon Crossed Thanatos.

    Crossed Thanatos 

Crossed Thanatos

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A being Kilkapul refers to as the "ultra god of death."


  • Bait-and-Switch Boss: The boss to Kilkapul's bait.
  • Creepy Cool Crosses: It wields a large black cross as a weapon.
  • Dimensional Traveler: Crossed Thanatos enters the Divine Realm on its own, following Seiya's party.
  • Fire, Ice, Lightning: Fires bolts of all three at Valkyrie. It doesn't stick.
  • The Grim Reaper: Is a mysterious hooded figure that is referred to as the god of death. But instead of a scythe, it wields a large cross.
  • Humanoid Abomination: More so than most humanoid demons. The party states it doesn't follow the rules of the world and any attempts to use Scan on it reveals a bunch of random characters in place of normal stat values. Worse yet, Seiya states that it doesn't have the Fake Out skill, which means the garbled strings are actually its real stats.
  • Implacable Man: It just never stops coming after its designated target. Attacks do nothing to it, and it can even track and chase its prey into other dimensions. Only a conceptual killing technique from the Goddess of Destruction herself finally takes it down.
  • In the Hood: It looks like a shadowy humanoid wearing a hooded robe.
  • Light Is Not Good: Its cloak is entirely white, but it's the god of death summoned by Kilkapul. Appropriately enough, in many Asian cultures, the color white symbolizes death.
  • Nigh-Invulnerable: Any attempt to destroy it physically or magically will result in it splitting itself and regenerating. Only Valhalla's Gate is capable of permanently killing it.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: In Greek mythology, Thanatos is the personification of death.
  • Self-Duplication: It can split and duplicate itself whenever someone attempts to cut it. Unlike most examples of this though, it never stays that way, as the duplicates always merge back with the real one a short time afterward.
  • Skull for a Head: The few times its face is shown, it has the appearance of a skull with grey skin, with its mouth being just a small line and its only facial feature being a giant black hole where its eyes should be.
  • Stone Wall: Downplayed. It only deals Scratch Damage at best to Seiya (although admittedly it did not land a direct hit) and most of its techniques don't look incredibly impressive, although it's still strong enough to beat most gods (who aren't Valkyrie) with minimal effort. The real problem, however, is that it can't be damaged at all, and it takes a One-Hit Kill that transcends the fabric of time and space to kill absolutely to finally put it to rest.
  • The Speechless: It cannot speak at all.

    Eraser Kaiser 

Eraser Kaiser

Voiced by: Hiroshi Tsuchida (Japanese)

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The fourth and final demon general.


  • Adaptational Wimp: In the anime adaptation, he doesn't even get a chance to properly fight before he's unceremoniously killed off.
  • Blood Knight: He's initially disappointed that he has to fight the elderly Emperor Roseguard, but is pleased when his opponent turns out to be stronger than he looks.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: His silhouette can be seen at the end of episode 6 alongside the Demon Lord after they finished constructing Chain Destruction.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Apparently, the Demon Lord never told him that Emperor Roseguard was on their side.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: He has a different weapon in each of his six arms.
  • Power Levels: LV:88, HP:245,842 MP:98,564, ATK:218,333, DEF:207,465, SPD:140,251, MAG: 87,654.
  • The Unfought: Seiya never gets to fight him since he's fought and killed by Emperor Roseguard. Instead, he gets to fight the even more powerful demonic Emperor Roseguard.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He's mentioned once by Kilkapul, but gets little screentime before he's killed by Emperor Roseguard.
  • The Worf Effect: Stat-wise, he's supposed to be the strongest of the demon generals, but is easily defeated by Emperor Roseguard to establish that the latter is Gaeabrande's strongest human.
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