Characters for The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar.
A "test of courage" goes terribly wrong when he takes a selfie in front of a mirror with the ability to whisk people to another world. Patriarch of the Wolf Clan after being in Yggdrasil for several years.
- Above the Influence: To the annoyance of the fanbase, and several characters in the series, he sidesteps or pointedly ignores the advances of his Yggdrasil harem.
- Affectionate Gesture to the Head: By force of habit, he pets girls on the head when they come to him troubled. He tries to stop himself several times in the light novel, but the girls he subjects to this treatment, namely his Yggdrasil harem, all insist that he continue as they clearly enjoy it.
- And Now You Must Marry Me: Near constantly on the receiving end, for both pragmatic and romantic reasons from his entire Unwanted Harem.
- Affectionate Nick Name: Mitsuki is fond of calling him "Yuu-kun."
- Awesome Moment of Crowning: Episode 12 ends with Yuuto leading a parade through the wolf-clan capital city, wearing a crown.
- Bathtub Bonding: He almost never gets to bathe alone. His Yggdrasil harem will barge in on him and bathe with him. whether he wants it or not.
- Chaste Hero: At least in the anime. While he does find the girls of his harem beautiful, and tells them so, he is holding out for Mitsuki back on Earth. Said harem gets tired of him saying "no" in episode 10.
- Chekhov's Skill: A flashback shows Yuuto trying to tackle and topple Siegrune when she knocks the sword out of his hands. He fails only because she's a Einherjar, blessed with Super Strength. When Lopthir disarms Yuuto in episode 11, Yuuto tackles him, and it works.
- Chick Magnet: Justified. Aside from being handsome, rich, and powerful, he treats his female vassals with unprecedented kindness and respect. Of course, he's going to be attractive.
- The Chosen One: To his grief, he was chosen to lead the Wolf Clan over the former patriarch's own blood son.
- Dark Is Not Evil: His hair, eyes, and clothing is almost entirely black, yet he's the most upright individual in the series, brings prosperity to the clan he inherited, and is extremely benevolent towards his conquered enemies.
- Deus Exit Machina: Just as he's about to slay Lopthir in episode 11, he drops his sword because his body starts to fade.
- Good Cop/Bad Cop: Which he uses magnificently in episode 1 to get Linnea to submit to becoming a chalice "little sister."
- The Good King: He rules the Wolf Clan with a firm, but gentle hand, brings them prosperity, and is universally loved by them.
- Happily Adopted: In a sense. The "chalice" ritual made him the "son" of the former patriarch.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: He calls himself "a cheater" because he doesn't actually create the strategies he uses to win the day, but borrows the lore of generals he studied in school, and looks up on his smart-phone. What he fails to realize is that generals rarely, if ever, make up their strategies from whole cloth, and it takes great talent to put the right strategy in the right place for the right situation, even for those who are intimately familiar with the strategy they're using.
- It's All My Fault: He blames himself for several tragedies and losses that clearly weren't. Notably, losses in battle, and the former patriarch's death, who died protecting him from Lopthir.
- I Choose to Stay: Or rather "I chose to go back." In episode 12, he finds himself back on Earth and then goes back to Yggdrasil, Mitsuki in tow as his wife, to save the Wolf Clan from certain destruction at the hands of Lopthr and Steinsthor.
- Non-Action Guy: Unusual for a light novel hero in that he doesn't actually have any powers or physical strength. He just uses war strategy and knowledge from his phone to conquer enemy nations.
- Noodle Incident: "The city of Van." A city conquered by the wolf-clan which was burned to the ground, no survivors. The particulars have yet to be revealed.
- Stock Light-Novel Hero: Invoked and justified. He's whisked away to Yggdrasil by activating a device known to whisk people to other worlds, and he's earned his Unwanted Harem by treating them kindly, as people, in world that views women as property, on a good day.
- Trapped in Another World: His greatest wish, aside from bringing peace and prosperity to the Wolf Clan, is returning home to Earth Until Sigyn of the Panther Clan forces him back to Earth in the aftermath of a major battle.
- Wacky Marriage Proposal: At the end of episode 12, he agrees to take Mitsuki along if she will become his wife.
Yuuto's top general. Relation: Chalice "daughter."
- Affectionate Gesture to the Head: Her favorite reward from Yuuto is being pet on the head, and she will mow down armies, if need be, to get it.
- Animal Motif: Which Felicia lampshades. She's "a loyal dog."
- Breakable Weapons: Defied. She wields a katana specifically forged on her behalf, using Yuuto's instructions that, according to the actual lore of the series, does not bend, does not break, and never gets dull.
- Brutal Honesty: In a flashback, she derides Yuuto's lack of martial skill, calling him not fit to even be a foot-soldier, let alone a commander. She would come to regret it when he starts winning battles with strategy rather than brute force.
- In-Universe Nickname: She is often called "Rune."
- Katanas Are Just Better: Justified. Yuuto has a katana made for her from meteoric iron that's specifically designed to never bend, break, or dull.
- Only I Can Kill Him: She's the only one in the Wolf clan that even has a chance fighting Steinsthor head-on, and even then, it's slim.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her eyes are the color of sakura petals, and she's a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield.
- Sergeant Rock: True, she is rather harsh in training soldiers, but she wants them to live.
- Undying Loyalty: She lives and dies by Yuuto's command, and will never abandon or betray him.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Illustrated with pale-blue hair.
Yuuto's bodyguard and the one believed responsible for summoning Yuuto to Yggdrasil. Relation: Chalice "younger sister."
- Achievements in Ignorance: She accidentally summons Yuuto to Yggdrasil by singing and dancing a prayer for blessings to the gods. She was unaware that her magic was being boosted by the Lunar Mirror at the time.
- Arrow Catch: She blocks a hail of arrows in episode 1 with a whip.
- Bodyguard Crush: She's Yuuto's bodyguard and is completely smitten with him.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Golden-blonde, and a truly wonderful woman.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Her eyes are deep blue, and she's an unflinchingly good and loyal woman.
- It's All My Fault: She chose to be Yuuto's bodyguard to repay him for dragging him into Yggdrasil.
- Jack-of-All-Trades: As lampshaded in her character description, she's also Master of None.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: While she does want to be Yuuto's bed partner, and doesn't hesitate to say it, she's far more interested in Yuuto getting back together with Mitsuki.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: She's the one who leads Yuuto's harem whenever they barge in on him in the bath, not to mention that she's always trying to tempt and tease Yuuto into sharing a bed with her...
The Wolf Clan's top blacksmith. Relation: Chalice "daughter."
- Friendly Address Privileges: Inverted. When alone with Yuuto, he lets her be as coarse as she wants. He finds it strange when she uses honorifics around him, since he's grown accustomed to her crassness before he became patriarch.
- The Lad-ette: As expected of a blacksmith, she's rude, crude, and very tomboyish. In fact, being polite causes her to literally bite her tongue in the attempt.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her eyes are red and she has quite a temper.
- Ultimate Blacksmith: She's so talented at the job, that Yuuto could simply explain a smithing concept, like glass-blowing, and she will master it in a day.
The patriarch of the Horn clan. Relation: Chalice "Younger Sister"
- And Now You Must Marry Me: Combined with Wacky Marriage Proposal and Altar Diplomacy. In episode 2, led by Felicia, Siegrune, and Ingrid, she barges into the bath where Yuuto is, and demands he marry her. In her defense, she lays down some very sound pragmatic reasons and benefits to the union, both for herself and Yuuto.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Justified. She falls for Yuuto, hard, because he treats her with kindness and respect, despite the fact that she's a conquered and captured patriarch, after she led her people to attack the wolf clan in the first place.
- Defeat Means Friendship: As a result of losing to the wolf-clan in episode 1, and the aftermath, not to mention being treated kindly by Yuuto, the Horn clan becomes the wolf's most powerful and devoted ally.
- Humble Pie: She was quite haughty when introduced. Being subjugated by the Yuuto and the Wolf-clan made her far more humble and subservient. Ironically, this has made her a much better ruler.
- Inadequate Inheritor: And she knows it. She was chosen as the patriarch over far more qualified people, due to nepotism. After being around Yuuto for a few months, and by his side in a few battles, she gets much better.
- It's All My Fault: When hearing about the Hoof clan invading her clan as a direct result of her clan's loss to the wolf-clan, she says this word for word.
- Please, I Will Do Anything!: She approaches Yuuto, even offering herself up, sexually, if it means her people won't be sold off into slavery, as is the norm, due to being subjugated by the Wolf Clan. Yuuto's response is to gently pet her on the head, and proclaim that his "cute little sister" has his ear, for free. Cue Luminescent Blush and Tears of Joy.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Bright pink.
Patriarch of the Hoof clan.
- Blade on a Stick: He wields a large awl-pike in battle.
- Blood from the Mouth: As he lies dying before Siegrune.
- Defeat Means Respect: His loss to Siegrune has him praising her strength and competence on the battlefield before he dies.
- The Dreaded: His skill as a charioteer, and numerous war accomplishments provokes paralyzing fear in almost all who face him on the battlefield.
- Exhausted Eye Bags: Justified. He sports these in episode 2 after Siegrune has been harassing him non-stop for three solid days, denying his troops any sleep during that time.
- Famous Last Words: "Let's battle again in Valhalla."
- Nice Hat: He wears a helmet with horns, like a viking.
- Suicidal Overconfidence: Although he did invade the Horn clan at the ideal time, he presumed victory was just a matter of time. He was honestly shocked when the Wolf clan showed up and started harassing him with nightly "hit and run" raids, throwing his army into chaos over and over again.
- Wrecked Weapon: When Siegrune drops her spear and draws her katana, she slices both through his Awl-pike and copper sword.
The biggest and most annoying antagonist Yuuto has to face.
- Blood Knight: He loves battle, especially fighting strong and cunning foes. He will walk away from a battle he does not find entertaining.
- Drop the Hammer: He wields a massive war-hammer in battle.
- Evil Redhead: He's got flaming red hair, and is an especially abhorrent person.
- Evil Virtues: Honor and Courage. He's got a strong sense of honor, and fights fairly. He's also completely fearless.
- Fatal Flaw: Which Yuuto exploits. He's so far above his troops in strength and stamina that he simply can't relate to them, and thus tends to blindly charge off into danger.
- Fearless Fool: He doesn't even know how to look up the word "fear" in the dictionary. He will charge into obvious traps, head on, expecting to simply smash them with brute strength. While he can and has done this, he loses most of his men in the process.
- A Hero to His Hometown: While he happily antagonizes all the other clans, looking to provoke wars for his own amusement, he is well loved by his people in the lightning clan, not only because he leads them on the front lines, smashing through their enemies, but they all prosper as a result of the plunder his warmongering provides.
- The Juggernaut: With two "strength" runes, he is so strong and durable that he routinely plows through anyone and anything in his way. It takes Yuuto hitting him with a flash flood in the face to make him suffer his first defeat.
- Never My Fault: The fact that he orders one of his two most trusted aides to his death? Why that's the fault of Yuuto's army and his own top strategist. The fact that he gave he order is irrelevant.
- Revenge Myopia: He wants revenge on Yuuto for killing one of his two most trusted aides. Said aide died stalking and harassing Yuuto's armies after both sides withdrew from battle, on Steinsthor's own orders. Never mind the fact that the lightning clan antagonized the wolf-clan, by attacking the then subservient Horn clan, not the other way around.
- War for Fun and Profit: He will happily enter any conflict, little to no reason, because he's a Blood Knight who enjoys fighting and because his clan is dependent on the plunder. In Episode 10, his troops outright deserted when told that they could live well for years, just from looting a few swords and shields made of meteoric iron...
- Worthy Opponent: How he sees Yuuto. In episode 12, he is visibly disgusted by the outcome of Sigyn's actions.
- You Remind Me of X: He reminds Yuuto of his past self, and Yuuto hates him for it.
Introduced with her elder twin sister, Al, sent by the Claw Clan patriarch, her blood father, as arranged marriage partners. Relation: Chalice "Little sister."
- Affectionate Nick Name: Those who are close to her call her "Chris."
- Bureaucratically Arranged Marriage: Sent to Yuuto's Wolf Clan as a Lady Macbeth to try and control Yuuto, or make him an Heir-In-Law.
- Curtains Match the Windows: Purple hair and eyes.
- Family Theme Naming: Both she and her sister's name end in "Tina."
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible to Al's foolish.
- Hitman with a Heart: Talented spy and assassin, she's still a good and loving woman who grows to genuinely care for Yuuto after coming under his service in Wolf Clan territory.
- More Deadly Than the Male: She may be a woman, but considering her weak or frail is a fatal blunder.
- Polar Opposite Twins: With Al.
- Secret Test of Character: In the introduction of herself and Al, she spied on Yuuto and saw what he was really like before going to the Wolf Clan's audience chamber for a formal audience.
- Those Two Girls: With Al. The two of them are almost never apart.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Illustrated with a light shade of purple.
Christina's older twin sister. Relation: Chalice "little sister."
- Affectionate Nick Name: Those close to her call her "Al."
- Bureaucratically Arranged Marriage: Sent to Yuuto alongside her sister Chris, on orders of the Claw Clan patriarch, her father, by blood, to try and get him to marry one of them, and the other a concubine.
- Butt-Monkey: To her younger sister. Chris loves to make her the butt of jokes.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: She may be a ditz and buttmonkey to her younger sister, but she's every bit the talented assassin and spy that Chris is.
- Curtains Match the Windows: Green hair and eyes.
- The Ditz: She's not particularly bright. She needs help to remember her own father's name, not to mention his birthday.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish to Christina's responsible.
- Hitman with a Heart: Like her sister Christina, she's a deadly spy and assassin, but otherwise a good and loving woman.
- Manchild: She has a very childish temperament.
- Polar Opposite Twins: With Christina.
- The Scapegoat: Whenever one of Christina's pranks or actions go south, Al is left holding the blame. Being the ditz, Al isn't quick on picking up on it.
- Those Two Girls: Is always seen with her twin sister Christina.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Light green.
The blood son of the former wolf clan patriarch.
- Accidental Murder: Played with. While it is true that he had no intention of killing the former patriarch, the reason said patriarch died is that Lopthir was swinging his sword at an unarmed Yuuto in the Wolf Clan's most sacred halls, trying to kill him, and the patriarch jumped in the way of the blow.
- Awesome by Analysis: Invoked. He has a special rune power that allows him to reverse engineer any device he gets his hands on. He can even "see" the method used to create it, in exquisite detail.
- Cain and Abel: The Cain to Yuuto's Abel.
- Clark Kenting: Which doesn't fool anyone. He wears a cheap domino mask as the patriarch of the Panther clan until Yuuto smashes it in battle in episode 11.
- Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like: The only reason he's still alive in episode 12 is Sigyn's actions in episode 11. As "thanks" he breaks several very expensive cups and vases, yells at her, and pointedly walks away ignoring a Cooldown Hug, stopping just shy of hitting her.
- Entitled Bastard: He honestly believed the Wolf Clan was his to rule by birthright, despite the fact that leadership is passed down by merit in all clans. When Yuuto was forced into becoming the patriarch, he went postal, drew his sword and tried to kill Yuuto, and everyone in his way.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: The biggest reason for wanting to kill Yuuto is not revenge, it's the fact that he's actually well aware that he's inferior to Yuuto, but wants to "prove" he's better by killing him with his own hands, by any means necessary.
- I Reject Your Reality: Don't try to confuse him with facts, his mind is made up. Seriously, don't. He's completely convinced himself that Yuuto is nothing more than a despicable, scheming coward who "stole" the Wolf Clan from him, and will bring deadly force against anyone who tries to claim otherwise, despite the fact that this assertion is simply not true. Even blood-relatives are not safe.
- Knight Templar Big Brother: Prior to Yuuto being handed the reigns of the Wolf clan, he told Yuuto, and meant it, that if Yuuto did anything to make his blood-sister Felicia, cry, Lopthir would kill Yuuto.
- Marriage of Convenience: He married Sigyn just so he can be the patriarch of the panther clan and go after Yuuto. He honestly doesn't care about her, at all.
- Never My Fault: The fact that he killed his own father? Yuuto's fault for hiding behind the patriarch. The fact that Lopthir was swinging a sword in a place where weapons are forbidden upon an unarmed Yuuto is irrelevant.
- Psychological Projection: Since he wanted to rule the wolf clan, by any means, fair or foul, everyone else with even the thinnest of prospects must want it just as badly. When the former patriarch, his own father, appointed Yuuto, Lopthir immediately came to the conclusion that Yuuto was scheming for the position all along. The fact that Yuuto was desperately outright refusing the honor was Yuuto simply pretending to not want the title.
- Revenge Before Reason: Sigyn, his wife, tells him that she can solve his problems by whisking Yuuto back to his own world. He twice yells at her that he must kill Yuuto with his own hands, as nothing else will satisfy him.
- Revenge by Proxy: When he hears Yuuto is out of his reach, he immediately decides to take revenge out on the Wolf clan that Yuuto treasures, despite wanting to be in charge of said clan.
- Revenge Myopia: He wants revenge on Yuuto for "stealing" the Wolf clan from him, when he's entirely responsible for making the wolf-clan his enemy by murdering the patriarch, in the attempt to murder Yuuto.
- Self-Serving Memory: He has deluded himself into "remembering" that Yuuto ran and hid behind the former patriarch. In fact, the former patriarch jumped in between Yuuto and Lopthir when Lopthir was swinging a sword around against an unarmed Yuuto in the Wolf Clan's sacred halls, where weapons are forbidden.
- Shipper on Deck: He used to insist that Yuuto should marry Felicia because doing so would make both Felicia and Yuuto very, very happy. Then the patriarch appointed Yuuto as the heir...
- We Have Reserves: His "tactics" all involve going through his soldiers like water. Even Sigyn calls him out on it, repeatedly, to no avail.
Lopthir's wife, and the reason he's the patriarch of the panther clan.
- Ambiguously Brown: She has the darkest skin tone in the series. Even others in her own clan have lighter skin.
- Compelling Voice: Her singing can compel the panther clan's troops to fight by removing their sense of pain and fear of death, making them berserk zombies who won't stop until they're completely dead, or the magic wears off, whichever comes first.
- Marry for Love: Or so she claims.
- Mystical White Hair: Her hair is illustrated as silver in color and she wields powerful magic music.
- Stating the Simple Solution: She realizes that her magic can get Yuuto out of Yggdrasil. Lopthir rejects the proposal purely for the sake of self-righteous vengeance.
- Stripperiffic: Let's just say it's a miracle she hasn't spilled everything when she walks... or breathes for that matter..
Introduced in a bar in Wolf Clan territory, causing a ruckus.
- Cover Blowing Super Power: Only two people have two runes. One of them is Steinsthor...
- Identical Stranger: She's the spitting image of Mitsuki. Aside from hair-color, nobody can tell them apart, and the two don't meet until the end of episode 12.
- King Incognito: She's actually The emperor.
- The Lady's Favor: She kisses Yuuto, on the lips "for luck," just before Yuuto goes off to battle against the combined armies of Steinsthor and Lopthir. Yuuto is rightly confused and shocked by this.
- Secret Test of Character: She ditches her bodyguards and causes trouble in a tavern, just to see how Yuuto will react...
- She Is the King: The population at large thinks the emperor is male...
The Empire High priest, and the one who performs the Oath of Chalice ceremony.
- Agent Provocateur: He stirs up both the Lightning and Panther clans against Yuuto's wolf clan.
- Bad is Good and Good is Bad: Constant warfare and bloodshed? GREAT! Peaceful life, advances in agriculture so no-one ever has to fear famine, and the population at large learns reading, writing, and math? INEXCUSABLE, Yuuto must "leave the world" as soon as possible, if not sooner.
- Corrupt Church: He's directly responsible for most of the conflict and chaos in the story, purely to "remove" Yuuto. A man who wants a peaceful world and builds schools so the public at large can learn reading, writing, and arithmetic? Can't have that, can we?
- Implausible Deniability: He claims he wants to eliminate Yuuto "to restore public order." Problem is, there never was a "public order" to restore in the first place as all the clans constantly war with each other over the tiny piece of land that is Yggdrasil.
Yuuto's childhood friend, and his lifeline back on Earth for cell-phone connectivity.
- Childhood Friend Romance: The justification given in the light novel for Yuuto and Mitsuki being romantically involved with each other. The anime skips this entirely.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Averted. She shows in episode 12 that she's well aware of Yuuto's Yggdrasil harem, and has no issues with it, as long as she gets to be with him, and experience all the same stuff that they do.
- Designated Love Interest: Despite the above, this is the actual truth of her relationship with Yuuto. Even in the light novel, Yuuto was annoyed at how clingy she was as his childhood friend, then for unexplained reasons, starting being drawn to her romantically.
- Fool for Love: She insists on going back to Yggdrasil with Yuuto in episode 12, pointedly leaving everything on Earth behind, forever. Yuuto pointedly calls her an idiot for it, but agrees if she'll marry him, which she does.
- Happily Married: At the end of episode 12.
- Lethal Chef: When they were children, she once fed Yuuto a mud pie... She's gotten much better since then.
- Like an Old Married Couple: Invoked. When Mitsuki and Yuuto meet in episode 12, they spend the episode bickering as if they've been married those three years that Yuuto's been in Yggdrasil.
- Relationship Upgrade: At the end of episode 12, she gets married to Yuuto off-screen.
- Satellite Love Interest: Aside from providing Yuuto cell-phone service through the Lunar Copper Mirror, her entire role in the story is to be the girlfriend Yuuto wants to go home to.
- They Just Don't Get It: It takes being told that Yuuto might be Sutr to make her realize that he's in actual mortal peril back in Yggdrasil. Previously, she gave great lip service at all the wars he's caught up in, but just found it an annoyance.