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The various allies Naofumi gains over the story.
Queen Mirelia Q Melromarc
Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (Japanese), Katelyn Gault (English)
The Queen of the Melromarc Kingdom. She is the true power behind the crown but does not appear until much later due to having to deal with the repercussions of the King summoning the heroes without the other countries' consent.
- Adult Fear: When you really think about it, Queen Mirelia has this in spades from both a familial and ruling perspective.
- Her eldest daughter Malty is a disgusting sociopath of a brat who refuses to change her ways no matter how hard she tries.
- Her husband King Aultclay had no problem spoiling the former rotten, had caused a major political shitstorm by hogging all four Cardinal Heroes for Melromarc alone, and almost doomed her country for the sake of petty revenge.
- Her youngest daughter Melty, who she also intended to take the throne, was marked for death by both her older sister and the corrupt church.
- And of all four of the Cardinal Heroes, not only was the Shield Hero both the only competent one of them and the most necessary to keep relations between Melromarc and Siltvelt stable, but even she admits that he has every reason to want nothing to do with her country after all the abuse inflicted on him and his party/surrogate family. She literally has to beg for his help along with swearing to take personal responsibility for any wrongdoing inflicted on him via a magical contract. She really has her hands full...
- In the anime, there was witnessing Melty almost get dragged to a watery grave by a fishman monster during the fourth wave. Thankfully, L'arc was there to save her.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: She desperately pleaded to Naofumi when he looked ready to leave Melromarc due to the actions of her husband and eldest daughter. She even offers him a contract in which her well-being is at stake if something goes wrong to show she's being sincere.
- Big Good: She's one of Naofumi's most valuable allies, and the one who personally repairs his reputation.
- Came Back Wrong: She is initially revived by the Goddess Medea to confront the main characters. Later, as the Goddess loses, she regains her free will.
- The Chains of Commanding: As the current ruler of Melromarc, Queen Mirelia certainly had her hands full with a lot of stuff.
- First, she was making sure that the other countries do not decide to go to war with her country after her husband summons all four Cardinal Heroes without the other countries' consent, thus she had to send her youngest daughter in her stead to both admonish the king and try to gain the favor of the one Cardinal Hero who was scorned/framed by the kingdom (again, because of the king and their eldest daughter's actions). She apologizes to said daughter for this because she knows she's basically putting her daughter's life in danger as said younger daughter is also the Heir Apparent and might be marked for death.
- Once she meets Naofumi, she immediately apologizes for how he was treated and accused of numerous crimes and basically did everything she could to try to gain his favor by promising to clear his name and rewarding him handsomely for the thankless service he has provided for the kingdom that mistreated him. In the anime, she showed no hesitation in ordering the execution of the King and Malty, her own husband and daughter, after they have been found guilty of treason and conspiracy, as well as unjust treatment of the Shield Hero, but Naofumi's decision to spare their lives insteadnote prevents her from actually doing the deed. Afterwards, she reveals that if Naofumi hadn't spared their lives, she would've offered her own life in their place because even she doesn't have the heart to order the death of her family.
- The Chessmaster: All of Naofumi's actions after he met Melty? They were all planned by Mirelia and even before then her Shadows have been tailing and helping to stop words of Naofumi's actions from reaching the king.
- Cool and Unusual Punishment:
- She takes revenge on the King and her daughter by having their noble titles revoked, forcing them to bow to Naofumi, and officially renaming them to "Trash" and "Bitch", with the latter two as per Naofumi's request. The rest of their lives will be devoted to "experiencing a life not worth living" as repentance. All of this in the span of an hour convinces Naofumi to stay.
- In the original web novels, with Malty/Witch predictably blowing her last chance to reform by bailing on her duties and joining with what was left of the Three Heroes Church, her greatly disappointed mother proceeds to dispose of her once and for all. While the former is somehow complacent in the idea that her status as Mirelia's daughter will protect her from any immediate consequences (despite having her royalty status confiscated), Mirelia's actual punishment shows that she had already long thought of a solution to that; if she can't be executed directly without painting herself in a bad light, then she will simply be thrown in a situation where death (in it's most tortuous, agonizing way possible) is inevitable. The once smug Witch is quickly reduced to a crying, begging, overall pathetic mess once the full situation is explained to her, and she realizes that it really is it for her when nobody would object to it.
- Deus Exit Machina: If it wasn't for the international conference regarding the summoning of the Four Cardinal Heroes and the subsequent fallout when her kingdom summons all four of them behind her back which requires her remaining on foreign soil longer than usual, her being in Melromarc on the first day would have nipped the first several arcs of Naofumi's suffering and many other problems in bud (See:Slave Crest Lie Detector). Invoked in that both the king and her older daughter know this and use the chance provided by her absence to pull off these shenanigans in the first place. The moment she comes back, they are arrested after the battle with the pope.
- Good Is Not Dumb: She tries hard to keep Naofumi as a valued ally because she knows the demi-human countries will listen to whatever he says.
- Good Is Not Soft: She's the Big Good of the series but you still don't want to mess with her. She dishes out a few humiliating punishments for the king and her daughter for what they've done to Naofumi and the rest of the country.
- If it means getting rid of Witch once and for all without sparking any kind of diplomatic incident, Queen Mirelia has no problem throwing her into the clutches of someone that she knows will end up "disposing" of her in one of the most depraved and agonizing manner possible.
- The High Queen: Her country is a Matriarchy. When she gets back home, she sets Naofumi's situation right and hands out severe punishment to her husband and older daughter while giving Naofumi all the adulation and respect he deserved and then some.
- Like Father, Like Son: As shown in the anime, Queen Mirelia has the same level of affection as her youngest daughter Melty. They even share a liking for filolials.
- Mom Looks Like a Sister: She looks more like she could be the older sister to Malty and Melty than their mother.
- Not So Above It All: She loses almost all calm and bursts into the same childlike excitement Melty does when she hears about Fitoria.
- Older Than They Look: She looks like she's in her 20's, even though she's actually older.
- Parents as People: Make no mistake, she does love her family, but her duties as queen has made it hard for her to be an ideal mother. Said duties got in the way of her raising of Malty, leaving that to her husband, resulting in her becoming spoiled and having no self control (Although the Web Novel makes it clear that wasn't even a factor in her being so horrible). Her attempts to improve Malty's characters, such as sending her abroad, has only made her a more dangerous person. And naming Melty as heir results in Melty becoming deeply insecure while Malty goes into a truly self destructive path.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: She uses her authority to exonerate Naofumi of his 'crimes', and aids him as much as she can both upfront and behind the scenes. Her honest yet firm attitude causes her to be one of the very few upper-class people Naofumi trusts.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: A very active monarch, she was absent for most of the first arc simply engaging in furious diplomacy to prevent a war due to the summoning of the Four Cardinal Heroes all for Melromarc's support only. Later she needs to spin a polite fiction about the Shield Hero being "undercover" to weed out rogue elements in her country. This is because the Shield Hero is highly revered in demi-human kingdoms like Siltvelt and Shieldfreeden; word of Melromarc actively persecuting him would lead immediately to a declaration of war with these powers. She also leads her kingdom's military in times of crisis and takes the field herself during special missions.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Averted. The very reason she was away for so long was that she was fixing the huge diplomatic mess that resulted from the King summoning all of the Four Cardinal Heroes, instead of one for each of the four countries as agreed before.
- Shared Family Quirks: Her reaction upon hearing of Naofumi meeting Fitoria immediately helps one realize where Melty got her love of Filolials from.
- Shipper on Deck: She is one for Naofumi and Melty. Mostly because she sees it as a way to get in the good graces of the demi-human countries. She never fails to tell Naofumi as such, and when Naofumi protests that Melty is still a child, it is revealed that Mirelia had taken extensive notes on Melty's development, stating that the princess was at just the right age for childbearing.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She loved her husband back when he was a noble and wise king who wouldn't use his authority to discriminate against other people. Needless to say, she's greatly disappointed with the type of awful person he is now.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Her husband is clearly getting on in years while Mirelia, despite being "old" is still quite beautiful. The anime also gives her a Male Gaze shot when she's suiting up for battle.
- Women Are Wiser: Most certainly in this case. While her husband and eldest daughter were busy fooling around and persecuting the Shield Hero, Mirelia was busy handling diplomatic affairs in other countries. She also takes great pains to get Naofumi on her side, both because she feels remorse for her family's actions, and because she knows that as someone who is worshipped in demi-human countries, the Shield Hero would make for a powerful ally.
Princess Melty Q Melromarc
Voiced by: Maaya Uchida (Japanese), Jackie Lastra (English)
The second princess of the Melromarc Kingdom. She was raised separately by her mother Mirelia, away from the influence of AultClay and her sister Malty. As such, she's much kinder and more fit to rule.
- Accidental Proposal: In chapter 348 of the webnovel, annoyed by the duties of being the anointed Queen, and resenting that Naofumi wasn't even fully managing his own village, she angrily declares him the royal magistrate just so he will be stuck with lots of administrative work just like her. Only after "Trash" points out what being the magistrate means, does she realize her blunder, at which point, it's too late to undo it. The royal magistrate is the one who is bound by law to marry the crown princess and continue the royal bloodline.
- Adorably Precocious Child: Melty generally acts the part of the Heir Apparent, a reasonable, responsible authority figure with all the polite charm and properiety expected of her, as well as performing an active role in helping her mother rule the kingdom, but whenever Naofumi or Filolials are involved, she drops her guard and starts to behave more like a child, which is noted by her mother.
- Blue Is Heroic: Everything of her, from her dress to her hair, is blue. Unlike her corrupted sister and father, Melty is a good princess who does want to think in what is best for the kingdom.
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to Malty's Cain. While her older sister is rotten to the core, Melty is a good girl who wishes the best for her kingdom. Out of jealousy that Melty is the successor of the throne, Malty plots to have her murdered and then steal the position of crown princess.
- Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like: Despite asking for Naofumi's help in trying to undo her legally binding Accidental Proposal to him, she doesn't want him to use her young age as the basis of his argument. He ignores her and goes as far as to say they shouldn't be talking about marriage at all because "her body can't possibly deliver children yet", which prompts the altogether awkward reveal by Trash that *ahem* "Melty has already developed a body capable of the feat".
- Cuteness Proximity: For all things Filolial, especially Filo, she coos over and wants to spend time with them. Naofumi first meets her in a small group of them.
- Cute Witch: Excels in water-based magic, and is as cute as a button.
- Damsel in Distress: After the second Wave, Melty becomes the target of an assassination plot by Malty that leaves her unable to trust anyone other than Naofumi to keep her safe. When she realizes that leaving his side will lead to certain death, she pleads with him not to turn her over, not even to the other Heroes.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: A Deconstructed Character Archetype example. She is more responsible as opposed to Malty, to the point Mirelia has officially made her the Crown Princess despite being the youngest. Bearing such heavy expectations led her to try and suppress the childish aspect of her personality, resulting in her feeling as though nobody takes her seriously despite her attempts to be political savvy, and she cuts herself out of having a normal childhood. She takes her job seriously, but expresses several times how much she wants to have fun when she can. It also means she has a horrible relationship with her sister, who wants the throne to the point of being willing to try to kill her.
- Girlish Pigtails: Her hair is tied in two curly pigtails to illustrate her youthfulness and naïve personality.
- Guest-Star Party Member: She is forced to join up with Naofumi to save her own life. In the anime, she also joins him for the Cal Mira wave.
- Innocently Insensitive: Melty approaches Naofumi and demands him to apologize to her father for being so disrespectful so they can make peace. What she doesn't know is that Naofumi hates royalty because her father and sister have done nothing but screw him over ever since he was summoned to their world. From Melty's point of view, Naofumi is just being unreasonable and rude for refusing to get along with the king and turning her away every time she tries to talk to him. Well, until Naofumi tells her the truth, at least...
- Interspecies Friendship: Again, her and Filo. The first time they parted ways, they ended up crying.
- Last of Her Kind: At the end of the series, Melty becomes the last surviving princess of the Melromarc family.
- Locked Out of the Loop: At first, she doesn't know about the hell that her father and sister put Naofumi through, and is shocked by his harsh reaction when she reveals her royal identity. All Mirelia asked her to do was to help the Shield Hero, and to try and help the Heroes work together if possible. She implores Naofumi to apologize to her father, because as far as she knows, they both were just arguing with each other for no reason. That is, until Naofumi ultimately reveals the truth.
- Making a Splash: Has an affinity for water magic, contrasting her sister's affinity for fire.
- Mega Twintails: Her hair is done up into these, which, while not quite Ojou Ringlets do have a significant twirl to them.
- Morality Pet: She is one of the few people that shows the more human side of her father. He loves her dearly and seems to dote on her a bit.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Mixed with a bit of an Oh, Crap! in chapter 348, and it is hilarious.
- Nice Girl: Unlike her older sister, Melty is a much kinder, more personable human being.
- Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: She's besties with Filo and the two are very affectionate with each other to the point that Motoyasu calls her Filo's fiancée. Melty has even slept naked on top of Filo's Filolial Queen form because her feathers are so fluffy. In the original web novel, it's heavily implied Filo ravishes her in a magic induced lust. She not as upset as you'd expect.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: When she had heard that the Hero of Shield had disrespected her father, she wanted to arrest him - personally. Her role is also expanded in the anime, actively working as one of Naofumi's party members during the Cal Mira wave. Later on, she is given the task of managing Naofumi's growing village.
- Security Cling: She is aware that she doesn't have a loving relationship with her older sister, but she didn't think that Malty hated her enough to kill her. When she sees the murderous look and realizes that, yes, Malty will kill her as soon as she leaves Naofumi's protection, she stands closer to him and grips his cloak.
- Sheltered Aristocrat: While she's good-natured, she still has grown up protected from the worst parts of her kingdom and the corruption of fellow royalty, leading to her shock when discovering how badly demihumans are abused. The queen prevented Melty from being spoiled by the king like her older sister Malty was, which is why Melty is very polite and friendly to even commoners and non-humans despite being royalty. Also, Melty doesn't abuse her status power like most nobles do.
- Tsundere: Sweet type. Melty is a total sweetie by nature, but she gets easily exasperated around Naofumi. Justified because although she's clearly drawn to Naofumi's courageous spirit as well as his compassionate and strong heart, he is still an abrasive and stubborn person, which makes it difficult to emotionally connect with him.
- Unexpected Successor: Defied and Inverted. She was always expected to ascend the throne due to her mother's knowledge of her sister Malty's unpleasant personality. Made official by their mother revoking her older sister's royal titles as a punishment.
- Water Is Womanly: Melty has water magic to contrast with her sister's fire, a blue dress and blue hair, and is a polite, charming young princess.
- What the Hell, Hero?:
- She rightfully scolds Motoyasu for trying to pick a fight with Naofumi and recklessly destroying the marketplace in doing so.
- She also tries to pull this on Naofumi after he (rightfully) disrespects the King, demanding that he apologise. She later finds out that he had every reason to do so after he explains himself.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: She's very trusting, perhaps too trusting then how even Naofumi used to be. She learns the hard way several times that not everyone holds the best interests for her kingdom as she does.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has blue hair.
- Your Size May Vary: Her character design's exact height can vary from scene to scene. The main point of comparison is Filo; while Melty is drawn consistently taller than her, the difference in height is sometimes minimal and sometimes up to more than half a head.
Voiced by: Natsumi Fujiwara (Japanese), Kimlinh Tran (English)
A dog type Demi-Human. In the web novel, she is one of the first of Naofumi's new slave purchases for the village. In the light novel, however, she's found in the basement of Raphtalia's previous owner. Both Kiel and Raphtalia knew each other from when they were both younger since the village they were both from was destroyed.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Acts like this to Naofumi and calls him 'Shield-Niichan'.
- Bifauxnen: Kiel talks and acts like a boy, having been brought up that way. Naofumi was positively stunned to learn Kiel is in fact female.
- Naofumi takes advantage of this and tends to send her off peddling because of her pretty face.
- Childhood Friends: With Raphtalia. They lived together in the same village until the first wave hit.
- Idiot Hero: She's rather dense, especially with love. She's perfectly willing to sleep with Naofumi in dog form and when asked about her hierarchy of love, she places her crepe tree above Naofumi and Fohl.
- In-Series Nickname: "Loincloth Wearing Dog". note "Kielberos" for her three-headed alternate form.
- Orphan's Ordeal:
- In the web novel she ends up with a slave trader after her village was destroyed in the first wave. Luckily, the slave trader knew a certain Hero of the Shield...
- In the light novel, she ended up in the basement where Raphtalia and Rifana used to be tortured.
- Raised as the Opposite Gender: Kiel's father raised her as a boy. Naofumi only learned of this when everyone decided to take a swim.
- Sinister Scythe: Becomes the Hero of the Scythe in the final arc of the web novel. (In the light novel, the legendary Scythe already belongs to L'Arc Berg, one of Glass's companions.)
- Through His Stomach: At first, did not like Naofumi's scary talk of working them hard and regularly stood up to him in spite. Eventually came around when it was proven that Naofumi wasn't a bad guy after all, and he cooks really, really well.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Kiel really enjoys Naofumi's crepes. To the point that when Naofumi tried to make Kiel eat a crepe that fell to the floor as a punishment, Kiel still enjoyed it immensely. After Naofumi created a crepe tree during his bout as a Mad Scientist under the influence of his new Seven Sins Cursed Shield, Kiel is very protective of said tree.
One of the first slaves that Naofumi purchased in bulk. Like Kiel, she is often rebellious but she has a soft spot for the various monsters that inhabit Naofumi's village and takes it upon herself to look after them and manage them.
- Admiring the Abomination: She loves monsters.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Her birth parents were killed by bandits but her mother by luck stumbled into Gaelion's lair and he chose to watch over her. Growing up with only her father and his monsters, she was orphaned again when Ren killed Gaelion and was enslaved by the villagers who arranged her father's death.
- Fluffy Tamer: She loves taking wild monster eggs and raising them.
- Happily Married: To Ren along with Eclair.
- In-Series Nickname: Naofumi calls her Taniko (named for a character from an In-Universe video game)
- Made a Slave: She was captured and enslaved by the villagers who incited Ren to kill Gaelion.
- Raised by Orcs: Her attitude leads Naofumi to suspect this and it's eventually confirmed she was adopted by the dragon Gaelion who was killed by Ren.
- Whip It Good: She becomes the Hero of the Whip after Tact's defeat.
A young dragon hatched from an egg collected by Naofumi's villagers and largely raised by Taniko. He is affectionate of Taniko and Naofumi but has a rivalry with Filo. After consuming the core of the first Gaelion, he now has the minds of both the hatchling dragon and the adult Gaelion.
- Fun Size: Has the ability to change his size between hatchling and adult forms.
- In-Series Nickname: Naofumi (temporarily) calls him Ding Dong Dash for pulling this prank on him (baby Gaelion just wanted to play)
- Monster Is a Mommy: Before Ren killed the original Gaelion he adopted an infant and kept her safe. Ren was horrified to learn this.
- Soul Fragment: By consuming cores containing parts of the Dragon Emperor, Gaelion can gain more the of the Emperor's power and knowledge. After defeating Tact, he becomes the Dragon Emperor.
- Split Personality: As a result of consuming Gaelion's dragon core, he now has the minds of both the child and adult Gaelion.
- Verbal Tic: His roars and cries are distinctive and unique to each personality, showing which mind is currently in control.
A female mole Beastman who was sold to Naofumi by the Slave Trader. She is currently training to become a craftsman and a tailor.
- Made a Slave: Because of her Beastman heritage. She, like many of the other slaves, was beaten and abused. When Naofumi bought her dinner, she waited before eating because she thought he was going to throw it on the ground for her to eat off the floor.
- Overly Long Name: Imia's full name is Imia Lucullan Lisella Tereti Quariz.
- Shrinking Violet: Extremely shy and timid.
Ratotil "Rat" Anthreya
Originally from the Kingdom of Faubley, Ratotil comes to the village in the hopes of continuing her research on the various creature monsters that inhabit the world.
- Admiring the Abomination: Rat loves dealing with monsters. She wants to understand them on multiple levels but mostly for her research on how to increase their power or even combine features and abilities into another.
- Anything but That!: There is actually one type of monster that she doesn't like at all and would prefer to keep away from. Dragons.
- Happiness in Slavery: She willingly becomes Naofumi's slave to earn his trust and assistance in her research, which she will use to make Naofumi's monsters stronger.
- Mad Scientist: Everyone else thinks she's crazy.
A large, Orca type Demi-human. She was also at the village along with Kiel and Raphtalia. She was bought in a different country altogether. She is also one of the older, more mature slaves that Naofumi has. She also likes to drink.
- Best Her to Bed Her: Not at fighting; at drinking. She will only marry someone who is able to drink her under the table, which is unfortunately very difficult due to her incredibly high alcohol tolerance and drinking experience. Fortunately, she has found someone with an innate immunity to alcohol of any kind, quantity or purity: Naofumi.
- The Big Girl: Being part orca, she is the physically largest and tallest of whatever group she's in, to the point that Gaelion the dragon has trouble carrying her. She is also an absolute powerhouse, and she herself admits that one of the reasons Raphtalia's village was destroyed in the waves was because she hadn't been around at the time.
- Blade on a Stick: In addition to a harpoon being her preferred weapon, she becomes the Hero of the Harpoon in the finale.
- Boobsof Steel: She's one of Naofumi's strongest slaves, and is more endowed than even Raphtalia.
- Break Her Heart to Save Her: She cares very much for Raphtalia, and it is revealed in the light novels that part of the reason she flirts so openly with Naofumi is because she is aware that Raphtalia loves him, and that Naofumi is going back to his own world one day, which will undoubtedly break her heart. She hopes that by seducing Naofumi, she can make sure he doesn't "try anything" with Raphtalia and give her false hope. She is more than willing to step aside, but only if Naofumi is prepared to enter a lifelong and committed relationship with Raphtalia.
- Cool Big Sis: Was this to Raphtalia and others as children.
- Dark Secret: She has one and she's not telling - not even to Naofumi.
- A Form You Are Comfortable With:
- She prefers her Orca form rather than her humanoid one, despite it taking magic for her to maintain her Orca form.
- In the light novel version, she stays in her human form more often.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: She loves to drink. In fact, its a part of her criteria for marriage.
- Loveable Sex Maniac: Much to Naofumi's chagrin.
- Magic Knight:
- She's proficient in both casting magic and fighting. She also knows Choral Magic - a high-level and exclusive type of magic.
- She is also proficient in fighting and using both conventional and earth pulse magic.
- Ms. Fanservice: She loves to show off her looks with her long legs and showing a good portion of her breasts and stomach.
- Rapunzel Hair: She has long black hair down to her thighs.
- Shock and Awe: She seems to be particularly good at lightning magic.
- Too Kinky to Torture: Shows shades of this in chapter 188 of the web novel when Naofumi activates the slave seal on her for being "annoying". She just calls the resulting pain stimulating, with Naofumi noting that her tone of voice is "disturbing".
- Under Boobs: Her usual outfit shows her stomach and the lower parts of her breasts.
- Weapon of Choice: She prefers a harpoon.
Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto (Japanese), Imari Williams (English)
A blacksmith who owns a conspicuous shop in Castle Town of Melromarc. After Naofumi was betrayed, he was the only person who helped him and later came to believe in his innocence. As a result, Naofumi usually comes to him when he needs any type of equipment.
- Bald of Awesome: A balding man who happens to be an excellent blacksmith and a loyal friend to Naofumi.
- The Blacksmith: Despite his claims that he is not that good, there is evidence that his products are higher quality than average at the very least.
- Cuteness Proximity: He gives Naofumi discounts on Raphtaila's equipment, because of Raphtaila's cuteness and charm.
- Nice Guy: He treats Naofumi well even after Naofumi's reputation has gone down the sewer.
- Only Friend: For a good while he was the only person Naofumi trusted in any way. It wasn't until after his duel with Motoyasu that he opened up to anyone else, and even then Naofumi stayed very defensive for a long while.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Naofumi calls him Old Man/Oyaji.
- Only One Name: He's never shown to have a surname. Even then, he's usually called "old man" by Naofumi rather than by his given name.
- Retired Badass: Naofumi suspected as such, given he defended his shop from Justice Zombies and then helped to evacuate the civilians. In the manga, he also has some scars on his bald head.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Is the only one who calls Naofumi out on his initially rough treatment of Raphtalia.
A rookie knight that supported Naofumi early on.
Naofumi's shikigami (familiar) made from a lock of Raphtalia's hair. She is small, fuzzy and adorable, and is said to look like a cross between a red panda, a raccoon, and a tanuki.
- Action Pet: Even though most of the enemies she faces are many times her size, Raph-chan is able and willing to get in the thick of things, and usually comes out of it unharmed.
- Always Someone Better: When it comes to being in Naofumi's good graces, that is. In fact, she's probably the only significant character in the series whom he has never spoken negatively about at any point. While Atla, Filo, and Raphtalia (to name a few) have to constantly think of new ways to get him to focus on them (hindering each other in the process), Raph-chan can easily become the center of Naofumi's attention just by being there. To top it all off, she bears no ill will towards any of them, and most likely doesn't even know what they're supposed to be competing about.
- Ambiguous Gender: The web novel is forced to use male and female pronouns interchangeably, as the original Japanese text left Raph-chan's gender a mystery. Averted in the light novel, where she is strictly female.
- Empathy Pet: Raph-chan usually reflects whatever mood Naofumi is in at the time (besides rage, as she's hardly ever angry). One of the reasons he likes her so much is because she doesn't try to stop his sadistic tendencies or call him out on it. Actually, she plays along more often than not.
- Familiar: She is technically bonded to both Naofumi and Raphtalia, but Naofumi is the one who spends the most time with her and can modify her to suit his needs. This ranges from giving her special abilities to adjusting the softness of her fur.
- Killer Rabbit: She's small, fluffy and cute. She's also been created from Raphtalia's hair and Naofumi's blood, and so is specialized in illusion magic and general badassery.
- Non-Human Sidekick: She tags along on the group's adventures whenever she can, and has proven quite useful on several occasions.
- Pokémon Speak: All she ever says is "Rafu!". Naofumi thinks this adds to her cuteness.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Just look at that face!
- Team Pet: Naofumi thinks of her as his group's official mascot.
A retired adventurer and last practitioner of the Hengen Musou style of combat. When Naofumi administered a life-saving medicine purchased by her grandson, she regained her lost strength and came to view him as her benefactor and agrees to teach her art to his followers.
- Badass Boast: While wiping out monsters she happily boasts how her level is the same as her age - 100.
- Came Back Wrong: Initially revived by the Goddess Medea to confront the main characters. Later, as the Goddess lost she regained her free will.
- Cool Old Lady: A little old woman who gleefully bounces around the battlefield and becomes the beloved master of several secondary characters.
- Foreshadowing: When we first meet her, she's ill in bed and doesn't look like anyone special. However, her house is shown to have various weapons that have been used before, revealing that she's expert martial artist who hasn't quite lost her touch.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Stayed to allow Naofumi and co. to escape from Tact.
- Old Master: Her teachings help not only Naofumi but his followers to greatly improve their skills.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Even her son only refers to her as "Granny" and she wants it that way.
- Retired Badass: A level 100 adventurer who retired, had a family, and was on her way to dying of old age until the waves started.
- Supernatural Martial Arts: The Hengen Musou is a flexible style of combat meant to enhance a normal warrior's abilities to rival those of a Legendary Hero.
Voiced by: Kenichi Ogata (Japanese), Frank Todaro (English)
A slave trader who deals in the back alley of Melromarc's capital. He sold Raphtalia and a random egg that hatched Filo to Naofumi.
- Affably Evil: A slave trader who tosses his slaves out like garbage when they become too sick or too much trouble but he is nothing if not polite and helpful to customers of all income levels. In fact, he is one of the few people Naofumi considers trustworthy because he cares only for profit and developing repeat customers.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": His name is never given and he's always called "the slave trader".
- Expy: In the web novel, Naofumi comments on how the slave trader looks a lot like the Millennium Earl from D.Gray-Man.
- Friend in the Black Market: He's the one who gives Naofumi allies to help him in battle. As such, he's one of the few folks that Naofumi can't really get mad at.
- Noble Demon: Yeah, he's selling demi-humans as slaves and breaking the law (even thought it's technically legal since demi-humans and beastmen are on the same social standing as monsters in Melromarc). But he's also one of the few characters who doesn't stab Naofumi in the back at any point.
- Obviously Evil: Subverted. He has Opaque Lenses, a stereotypical villain mustache, speaks like a slimy bastard, and, oh yeah, he deals in slavery. He looks like he would con Naofumi at the first opportunity, but proves to be a "reliable ally".
- Opaque Lenses: His eyes are never shown through his glasses, regardless of lighting.
- Pet the Dog: It would seem he has a policy of giving preferential treatment to repeat customers. When Naofumi comes looking for information on raising his party members' level cap, he gives Naofumi detailed information on the countries he could travel to, recommends one of them, and tells him how to get there, and all free of charge. This is because Naofumi has purchased two slaves and three slave crests from him, along with boosting his own reputation as a merchant of quality merchandise. This is called the "friend price".
- Repulsive Ringmaster: His attire is similar to a traditional ringmaster's tuxedo and his place of business is a massive circus-like tent. What's in the tent, however, is anything but joyful.
- Superhuman Trafficking: His "goods" that we see are non-humans.
- Token Evil Teammate: Not a teammate per se, but in terms of the people Naofumi deals with, he is as evil as they come. Still, dealing with him is a necessary evil considering that Naofumi has no other way to get any reliable allies.
- Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: Downplayed, but every time Naofumi acts a bit cutthroat with him he's giddily excited to do business with him, which raises the eyebrows of Naofumi's main party.Slave Trader: Anyway, your Filolial's Wyvern Feet will come down to the friend's price of 5 gold coins.
Naofumi: Make that 4 gold coins with some reins and you've got yourself a deal.
Slave Trader: What a fine businessman you've become, boy. Definitely my kind of scum!
Naofumi: [Under his breath] What's with this guy?
A member of a wealthy family who happened to have close relations with Queen Mirelia and Lord Seaetto. He is respected by the Demi-humans of his region.
- All-Loving Hero: Implied to be the case, seeing how he's one of the only Melromarc nobles who isn't anti-demihuman.
- Eyes Always Shut: Most of the time, anyway.
- Fantastic Racism: Very much averted. He's one of the few nobles who actively tries to foster peace between humans and demihumans.
- Named by the Adaptation: He only gives his name in the anime.
- Nice Guy: To the point Naofumi nicknamed him this way in the original novel.
- Sheep in Sheep's Clothing: Naofumi is initially suspicious of him, but in the end, he turns out to be one of the good guys.
Eclair Seaetto (Female Knight)
A knight of Melromarc kingdom and daughter of a lord who died during the first Wave. Imprisoned by the King for speaking against the enslavement of demi-humans displaced by the same Wave, she was eventually freed by Mirelia and became a reliable ally of Naofumi.
- Accidental Misnaming: Motoyasu keeps mispronouncing her name Eclair as Eclea.
- Ascended Extra: She plays a prominent role early on in The Reprise of the Spear Hero spin-off where she joins Motoyasu in escorting Naofumi to Siltvelt.
- Birds of a Feather: Part of the reason she and Naofumi get along is that both know what it's like to be betrayed by king Aultcray.
- Happily Married: To Ren.
- Katanas Are Just Better: In the web novel, she becomes the Hero of the Katana after the Reincarnators are robbed of their weapons by Naofumi.
- Only Sane Woman: Works overtime in the spinoff trying to rein in Motoyasu and his Filolials.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: She's a kindhearted and noble knight girl with rose-colored hair.
- Took a Level in Cynic: After hearing Itsuki's warped "Justice" zombies during the rebellion, Eclair came to the realization that there is no absolute justice. This realization forced her to reassess many of her beliefs.
- Weak, but Skilled:
- Compared to the Legendary Heroes, at least. While stat-wise she's a fair deal lower than any of them, she was able to bypass Naofumi's superhuman defense and land a hit on him (even though said hit didn't faze him at all) and, more importantly, was able to keep up with and defeat Ren in a duel of pure skill. Doubly so when she kicked Ren's ass with her talent alone after he went insane from his Curse series and his powers skyrocketed.
- Averted when she duels Ren prior to this event. When put onto the same playing field as him in a duel where he couldn't use the Sword's raw power, Ren found that, rather than being a skilled but easy to beat fighter, she was Strong and Skilled instead. He only "won" the fight by cheating.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: During her introduction, Eclair is shown to deeply believe in justice and equality for all honest citizens of Melromarc.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has coral pink hair.
- Cain and Abel: Her sister is working with the forces of the wave.