This page is a collection of tropes for characters of the Light Novel Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle that originate from places that do not play an important role in the greater story,. Fans of only the anime and manga must beware of spoilers.
Drag-Ride: EX Wyrm
A butler of the Einfolk house.
- Ace Pilot: She is a great Drag-Knight and earned the title EX Rank.
- Adaptational Heroism: Most of her negative interactions with other characters are removed in the anime.
- Battle Butler: She is both a Drag-Knight and a butler.
- Bifauxnen: When she's in her butler uniform, one could easily be forgiven for thinking she's a handsome man instead. Her deep voice doesn't help.
- Boyish Short Hair: As befits a butler, she keeps her hair short.
- Ignored Epiphany: Despite seeing how wrong it is, first hand, to judge a fiance for Krulcifer, purely based on his skill, real or rumored, with a Drag-ride, she still sets up Lux to be Krulcifer's fiance, based purely on his skill with Bahamut. Fortunately, Lux has many, many other good ponts, and Krulcifer actually approves of Lux.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She starts out largely unsympathetic. Yelling at Lux and Krulcifer for her own actions and those of Kreutzer has definitely not won her any fans. However, she mellows out towards Krulcifer and Lux in Volume 7 and shows concern towards the former's happiness.
- Laser-Guided Karma: She tried to sell out Krulcifer to the Kreutzer family for the Einfolk's gain. Kreutzer went after her first during the rigged duel he had against Lux and Krulcifer.
- Never My Fault: After Kreutzer demands a duel with Lux and Krulcifer forces her to participate as well because she's the one who set up the arranged marriage interview without notifying either Kreutzer or Krulcifer first, ambushing both of them with it in a tavern, while Lux is present as Krulcifer's "boyfriend," she berates both Lux and Krulcifer for it, even going so far as to say she "spoiled [Krulcifer] too much." Krulcifer immediately calls her out on it, in glorious Tranquil Fury.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Despite being technically a neutral party, as opposed to an actual antagonist, her abrasive efforts to force a Bureaucratically Arranged Marriage on Krulcifer serve to cement her feelings for Lux instead, and actually saves the Einfolk house from the villainy and depravity of the Kreutzer household.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Quite possibly the first example in the series. What makes her technically a neutral figure as opposed to a full blown antagonist is that she carefully considers the pros and cons of her actions, and engages in jerkassery only when she believes it's ultimately profitable. If she can profit from behaving in a decent manner instead, she'll do it.
- Social Darwinist: The Einfolk family, bar Krulcifer, believes that the only important thing of merit about a fiance candidate is his competence with a Drag-ride. This is a sentiment she shares, even after Kreutzer's exposed. She arranges Lux to be Krulcifer's fiance not because of his character, but because he was victorious without cheating.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Downplayed. She's still a Social Darwinist, but in Volume 8, she thanks Lux for helping Krulcifer become happier, which is a far cry from her initial Lack of Empathy towards Krulcifer's suffering.
Drag-ride: Ddraig GwiberThe Seven Dragon Paladins representative from Ymir.
- Child Prodigy: She's about 13, yet is a member of the Paladins. Before getting her Divine Drag-ride, she managed to defeat several experienced pilots in a tournament before being defeated by Krulcifer.
- Combo Platter Powers: Subverted. Her Drag-ride's only ability is to control temperature, but she can use it versatilely to create illusions and negate heat and ice-based attacks.
- Defeat Means Friendship: After Krulcifer defeats her and brings her back to normal, Mel recruits her as an aide.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's arrogant in her skills as a Drag-ride pilot and likes to troll Lux, but she has a softer side as shown by her interactions with Orphel.
- Little Miss Badass: Mel, a thirteen year old girl who's able to become one of the Seven Dragon Paladins.
- Revenge Before Reason: She's a more self-aware example than most, since she admits that she tends to prioritize killing Abysses over protecting her comrades, due to the Abyss attack that killed House Gizalut.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: After Orphel is killed by an Abyss, Drakkhen impersonates Orphel's voice and tells Mel that Krulcifer is responsible for the Abyss attack that killed her family. This causes Mel to overdose on Elixir and go on a rampage against Krulcifer.
OrphelA Bishop in the Ymir Theocracy.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: She's fatally stabbed by an Abyss during the Dragon Marauders' attack on the pilgrimage.
- Knight Templar Parent: Downplayed. She left an Elixir to Mel in case she bites off more than she can chew, despite the potential for that drug to drive her daughter insane. To be fair, she probably didn't expect Mel to overdose on it.
- Mama Bear: She shows a lot of concern for Mel and visits her frequently despite that Bishops usually don't get involved with the military. That's because she's really Mel's mother.
- Outgambitted: She didn't realize that Drakkhen faked a sound indication for Asp's sound powers to work, resulting in the latter eavesdropping on her plans.
- Sacrificial Lamb: She's killed to show that the Dragon Marauders are ruthless and are not easily outwitted like some past foes.
- The Starscream: Subverted. At first, she seems to be working with the Dragon Marauders in order to get the Pope killed so she can take his place. Mel also suspects that she might be trying to get close to her to get the Gizalut family fortune. Then it turns out she was Good All Along and wanted to lure the Marauders into a trap. Her loyalty to the Pope is genuine, as shown when she uses her dying breath to tell him to escape. She's also protective of Mel because the latter is her daughter.
Drag-Ride: B-blood Wyvern
A 3rd year student at the Knight Academy. She turns out to actually be a spy from the Heiburg Republic.
- Ambiguously Brown: Her skin tone is far darker than just about everyone else in the series.
- Ambition Is Evil: Her goal is to rise up in Heiburg's ranks and lord over all the nobles in both her own country and Atismata to get revenge for her mistreatment.
- Arch-Enemy: To Celestia.
- Back for the Dead: She and her ally, Ignid, return in Volume 16 for a suicide mission, where they're supposed to lose to Lux and falsely claim that Prime Minister Nulph is Fugil's collaborator.
- Dirty Coward: She only fights when she thinks she has the absolute advantage, can use psychological warfare to weaken her foes, or hide behind human shields. When she knows she can't, she runs away.
- The Dragon: To Hayes during Volumes 3 and 5, though this is mainly due to the latter's alliance with Heiburg than any long-term loyalty.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Downplayed. She obeys Hayes's orders, but she admits that she doesn't trust the latter to help Heiburg in the long run.
- False Friend: To Celestia, and she doesn't hesitate to use this trope to guilt-trip Celestia into sparing her.
- Freudian Excuse: In Volume 3 Chapter 4, she claims she was mistreated by her brothers, but considering that she's The Mole, she may be an Unreliable Narrator. Her real Freudian Excuse is that she was a war orphan who was taken into custody by Heiburg's military, but was unable to get promoted significantly because of her low social status, which explains why she hates nobles.
- The Guards Must Be Crazy: Episode 12 reveals that she left Lisha's sword device, Tiamat, on a crate right outside her cell, and then opened the door to sic two depraved guards on Lisha. If Lisha was just a bit less traumatized, all three of them would have been going up against a powerful Divine Drag-Ride, with a competent pilot at the helm, something they proved they couldn't handle when Lux showed up with Bahamut.
- Hates Everyone Equally: At first, she seems to be a man-hater, especially when she tries to set up Lux to be expelled, and is actually surprised that Celestia doesn't think the same way. Once her true colors are revealed, she turns out to hate high-class ladies as well and has no issue sending male goons to rape Lisha, or helping sex-slavers infiltrate the academy.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Her one redeeming quality was her loyalty and friendship with Celes, until it turns out that was a lie.
- The Mole: She was really the campus intruder and was spying on the school all along for the Heiburg Republic.
- Not So Stoic: In the anime at least, she sports a somewhat bloodthirsty side after revealing her true colors.
- Oh, Crap!: After gloating about how Lux's feats as the Black Hero are a hoax, she's in disbelief after Lux delivers a Curb-Stomp Battle to Poseidon, a Ragnarok that's capable of destroying a country.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Her "disguise" is a theatre mask, flamboyant cloak, and fancy duds that wouldn't be out of place among The Three Musketeers. From a distance, at night, in bushes, and getting only a quick glimpse, especially since Lux never saw her before, he can be forgiven for not recognizing her. Walking up to The Triad, in broad daylight? How she expected to not be recognized is anyone's guess.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her eyes are almost as red as Lisesharte's and she's a particularly nasty individual.
- Self-Healing Phlebotinum: Her B-blood Wyvern can regenerate its armor and weapons. This is because her Wyvern received power from Yggdrasil.
- Slobs vs. Snobs: Definitely on the "slob" side as she has extreme hatred for the nobility of the Astimata Kingdom, without exception, due to being mistreated by the nobility of her own country. She prefers to wipe the slate clean by allying with Hayes and just burning the whole kingdom to the ground. Her plan after that is to get further promoted in Heiburg until she can rise above her country's nobles too.
Drag-Ride: GorynychThe Seven Dragons Paladin of the Heiburg Republic.
- Bad Boss: She threatens her aide, Calensia, with slavery if she loses in the match against Atismata's representatives, knowing that Lux will hesitate to take the easy road to victory upon hearing that.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: She was brainwashed into doing dirty work for the King of Vices so that the latter can avoid endangering herself. While the brainwashing is based on her desire to escape from her weakness and fear, the fact that it has to be reapplied and that she sometimes wakes up from it makes her an example of this trope rather than More Than Mind Control.
- The Bad Guy Wins: In Volume 8, her foul play successfully lets her win the rights to explore the next Ruins before the other countries.
- Card-Carrying Villain: According to her, if an equally powerful good and bad guy clash, the bad guy will win due to being The Unfettered. Thus, she gleefully embraces her evil ways. Unlike Fugil, who also thinks along similar lines, she never tries to justify her own actions as being for the greater good.
- Dark and Troubled Past: The shock of her parents being executed for opposing Heiburg's militarization, the trauma of being tortured, and Stefa being used as leverage against her caused Rosa to become susceptible to brainwashing.
- Establishing Character Moment: When she's introduced, she assaults a civilian for standing in her way.
- Extreme Doormat: After her redemption, she keeps telling Lux that she'll follow any of his orders, though he never gives any to her.
- Fighting from the Inside: When Stefa calls out to her, she briefly returns to her original kind personality before the brainwashing kicks in again.
- Foreshadowing: During the private scenes between her and Calensia, the narrator is deliberately ambiguous about who is talking. It turns out "Calensia" is the one talking about how evil is stronger than good while Rosa is submissive to her. Additionally, the one doing the talking states that evil can pretend to be good, which contradicts Rosa's lack of subtlety.
- HeelFace Turn: In Volume 11, she returns to her original personality and thanks Lux for freeing her from the King of Vices.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: Despite being freed from her brainwashing, she still has to act arrogant in order to prevent the other paladins from learning about her brainwashing and Heiburg's messy political situation. In Volume 13, Mel notes that her facade tends to drop around Lux.
- Jerkass: She's the biggest jerk of the paladins, as shown by her violent personality towards anyone who so much as stands in her way. She also shamelessly admits to killing her own classmates in selection battles For the Evulz. She drops this after Volume 10 and ends up becoming one of Lux's most loyal allies.
- Karma Houdini Warranty: Despite getting away with cheating in Volume 8, Lux manages to beat her in Volume 10 and makes her beg for mercy.
- Red Herring: She's the top Drag-knight of Heiburg, gleefully oppresses her citizens, and constantly espouses how evil is stronger than good. She can also use unmanned armors known as Twelve Vice to act as her minions. This makes it easy to assume she's the King of Vices, but she was really brainwashed into a decoy for the real king.
- Redemption Promotion: She's a lot stronger mentally after her HeelFace Turn and overcomes minds games from Hayes and La Krusche that would have affected her before.
- The Unfettered: First, she has a minion ambush and capture Lux and Celestia in order to make them late to their match, allowing her to request a handicap for her team along with a special rule. Then she threatens to sell her aide into slavery if Lux and Celestia defeats her first, allowing her to force the match into a tie and use the handicap to win.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: According to Stefa, Rosa wasn't always a psycho and actually showed concern for her opponents, but her time in Heiburg's corrupt military changed her for the worse.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After she is injured by Lux to the point of being unable to use a Drag-ride, the King of Vice orders Brandish to finish her off at the Babel Ruins, only for Coral to save her.
The King of Vices
Divine Drag-ride: AlklhaThe shadow ruler of the Heiburg Republic. She killed Calensia Hersmice prior to the start of the series and pretends to be her to throw off suspicion.
- Bad Boss: She killed her subordinate, Gerdaf, when he loses to Lux in Volume 8.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She poses as Rosa's poor, mistreated subordinate, but she's really the one in charge of Heiburg's horrible oppressive government.
- Card-Carrying Villain: She exaggerates this unlike most other people under this trope, since she takes pride in being a Dirty Coward who orders decoys do the dirty work for her while she pretends to be an upstanding soldier.
- Dark Is Evil: Her Drag-Ride can create a curtain of darkness that can rob people of their five senses and hide her own attacks.
- Dirty Coward: Not only is she reliant on having a decoy to hide herself, Phi calls her out for embracing the path of unfettered evil just because being good is more difficult.
- Dragon Ascendant: Hayes may have been the catalyst for Heiburg's corruption, but the King of Vices perpetuates it long after the former's death.
- Dying Declaration of Hate: Before the backlash of Elixir can kill her, she declares that good will eventually lose to evil and that Lux and Phi's victory is only temporary.
- Dystopia Justifies the Means: Unlike many other ambitious antagonists, she's not satisfied with gaining power. She enjoys making her citizens suffer under her harsh military dictatorship while gaining their undeserved praise as Calensia.
- Eviler Than Thou: The narrator states that her malice surpasses the Old Emperor and other corrupt nobles, which is saying something in this setting.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: The Volume 10 illustrations show that she still wears glasses after her true colors are exposed.
- Frame-Up: Her goal in Volume 10 is to frame Lux as the traitor who is conspiring with the Dragon Marauders and uses his infiltration in Heiburg to lend credence to that claim.
- Hate Sink: While Lux speculates she might have experienced powerlessness in the past, it doesn't begin to make up for the sheer misery she caused. She is responsible for turning Heiburg into a nation where lower ranked soldiers are ruled with fear, is fond of terrorizing her own citizens and enslaving them, brainwashes Rosa into becoming a Sociopathic Soldier, unsuccessfully goads Lux into killing Rosa in order to frame him for assassination, and tries to unleash the Ragnarok Metatron upon Atismata. She so bad that she's compared negatively to the Old Arcadia Emperor.
- Hypocrite: She calls Philuffy a monster for using her Abyss powers, despite her use of Elixir.
- Kill and Replace: She killed the real Calensia, which explains why she has to avoid meeting Stefa, who is the cousin of the real Calensia. The King also arranged for Stefa to be blinded by Rosa in order to make it easier for her to hide her identity theft.
- The Man in Front of the Man: She's hidden in plain sight as Calensia Hersmice, the aide of Rosa.
- One-Winged Angel: Unsurprisingly given the trend of villains using Elixir, she uses it too in order to fight Lux because her Drag-Ride's consumption would be too powerful otherwise.
- Playing with Syringes: As Calensia, she states that Heiburg is experimenting on people in order to figure out how to use Elixir effectively.
- No Name Given: She dies before her true name can be revealed and the narrator continues to refer to her with her stolen identity.
- Shadow Dictator: She's the one controlling Heiburg from the shadows and using the military to oppress its citizens, but she keeps her true identity a secret.
- The Sociopath: Perhaps the biggest example in the series, actively seeking to be an evil person because she simply can't see the point in being good. She has absolutely no empathy or conscience, but can put up a shameless and convincing facade of normalcy, to the point where the reader would have difficulty seeing through her without Volume 10's prologue. As she puts it, evil is more versatile because it can pretend to be good without feeling guilt.
- Story-Breaker Power: Her Divine Raiment, <Dark Fall>, is deadly against Drag-Ride pilots because they need all their senses to operate effectively. It takes Philuffy's Anti-Magic to limit the effects of <Dark Fall>.
- They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: Compared to other villains, her character design doesn't stand out, which is intentional due to her being a Shadow Dictator. While she is technically Rosa's aide, she initially seems to be nothing more than a Mauve Shirt in Heiburg's army in terms of combat ability, which makes her powerful Divine Drag-ride that much more alarming.
- The Unapologetic: As she dies, she still embraces her evil path, claiming that unlike the protagonists, she won't become a victim.
- Unwitting Pawn: Lux suspects that the Dragon Marauders didn't tell her about the side-effects of Elixir.
- Walking Spoiler: Given the amount of secrecy involved in hiding her identity, as well as the fact that she's not Rosa, it's hard to talk about her without spoilers.
Drag-ride: CuelebreThe Seven Paladins representative of the Vanheim Principality.
- Adapted Out: He doesn't appear in the anime.
- Bodyguard Crush: Coral claims he has a crush on Vanheim's princess, Milmiette.
- Disproportionate Retribution: From someone stealing his wallet to a guard injuring his teammate, Greifer is quick to suggest dismemberment as punishment.
- Foil: He serves as one to Lux. Both come from high-ranking families, but lost their positions due to the actions of the Old Arcadia Empire. They both regained prestige after becoming the knights of princesses (Lisha for Lux, Milmiette for Greifer).
- Freudian Excuse: His father was charged for a crime by the Old Empire and killed ten years ago, which may explain his paranoid behavior.
- Hard Work Hardly Works: Double subverted. He was described as someone who originally had no talent as a Drag-knight, but eventually became a Divine Drag-ride pilot through hard work. However, in Volume 13, he mentions that he suddenly gained the aptitude to use a Drag-Ride after meeting a strange girl, implying he received Elixir, which Fugil later confirms.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his initial vicious attitude, Coral states that he's good at taking care of others, as shown when he warns Lux about a broken stair handrail.
- Nigh Invulnerable: His Divine Raiment is <Photon Dive>, which makes him invincible for at least seven seconds. He usually deactivates it before the time limit in order to prevent others from knowing how long it is.
- Smarter Than You Look: Despite appearing to be the hotheaded type, he can be clever at times. He cautious enough to obscure his Divine Raiment's duration and figures out how to use it to counter Metatron's reflective abilities.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: He manages to avoid being The Worf Barrage when he defeat Metatron by himself, using a clever application of his Divine Raiment.
- Tsundere: He's both a romantic and a non-romantic example. He fervently rejects any suggestions that he's attracted to Princess Milmiette whenever Coral brings it up. He also puts on a facade of being uncaring in general, yet is actually very helpful to others, albeit in a rude and confrontational manner.
- Unwitting Pawn: Hayes sabotaged the Drag-rides of Atismata knights to attack Vanheim soldiers in order to turn them against each other, causing Greifer to be an antagonist during Volume 5.
- The Worf Barrage: He thought his <Photon Dive> would allow him to defeat Lux in their second battle easily, but he didn't expect the latter to use <Reload on Fire> to delay the full brunt of his attack until after the invincibility wore off. It also didn't help him when Krulcifer shoots her Freezing Cannon at point blank range. In Volume 6, Dilwy manages to figure out the real duration of <Photon Dive >and catch him off guard.
Coral EstherGreifer's aide.
- Adapted Out: Like Greifer, he doesn't appear in the anime during the arc in which they were introduced in the Light Novel.
- Conveniently an Orphan: Invoked. He's supposedly the son of Greifer's deceased relatives which is just a cover for her true identity.
- The Mole: Not only is she in league with Fugil, she's actually Aeril Vi Arcadia, one of the three Holy Arcadia princesses alongside Hayes and Listelka.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's more calm and open to negotiation than Greifer, making him the Blue Oni.
- Sweet Polly Oliver: She is actually a girl in disguise.
- Walking Spoiler: Her gender reveal is the least surprising thing about her, given that she's really Aeril.
Drag-ride: LeviathanThe Vice Captain of the Seven Paladins and the representative from the Blackend Kingdom.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He's very dismissive towards less skilled pilots and balks at Lux for holding himself back in order to protect them.
- Difficult, but Awesome: Like Lux, he's no stranger to using skills that are powerful, but can backfire if he makes a mistake. Battle Array - Vicissitudes is a technique where he manually controls the normally automatic Drag-ride barrier to parry an opponent's attack, but failing to block the opponent's attack will result in taking full damage. Battle Array - Aeon Fire concentrates the Drag-ride's Force Core energy into his weapon rather than other Drag-ride functions. Many of these techniques require him to tune his Drag-ride mid-battle.
- Engineered Heroics: Using resources from the Ruins, he intentionally instigated various conflicts throughout his kingdom in order to force them to depend on him.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Despite his desire to rule the world, even he thinks Fugil's plans for the world are too controlling.
- Evil vs. Evil: He wants to Take Over the World, but doesn't want to do so via Fugil's means and hates the latter for causing Marche's death.
- Explosive Overclocking: After his second battle with Lux, he reveals that he provoked the latter in order to learn Overlimit, which he hoped would give him a fighting chance against Fugil.
- Fair-Play Villain: In his first duel with Lux, he uses a weak mass-produced Drake to fight on even footing with the latter's Wyvern. This is less out of honor and more to demonstrate the skill difference between them.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: He can create rain and use the sounds of the raindrops to predict his enemy's actions. Fugil throws off his readings by using <Reload on Fire> to slow down the rain around him.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: Yoruka barely manages to overcome his Divine Drag-ride and advanced techniques by using a combination of her Baptism and Overlimit. Singlen reveals he can also use Baptism and proceeds to give her a Curb-Stomp Battle.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: He originally had no desire to take over the world and just wanted to live peacefully with his sister. Fugil arranges her death in order to force Singlen to become more ambitious.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He's killed when Ouroboros stabs him with a tower-sized sword.
- It's Personal: He wants revenge on Fugil for ruining his attempts at peacefully retiring.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Despite getting his family killed after they blinded his sister, he claims to not truly love Marche and that he only sees her as a possession.
- Jerkass Has a Point: He's one of the more abrasive members of the Seven Paladins, but he has a point that Lux is an excellent Paladin candidate, that his achievements could make people in Atismata and other countries fear him more than they respect him, and that his country takes his service for granted. Most importantly, he points out that Lux is limiting what he can do to achieve his ideals by being a chore prince. Given his own kingdom betrayed him out of fear and that he once lacked ambition despite his ability, he is likely speaking from experience.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch:
- He kills the automaton running Babel, Yos Tork, in order to prevent her from listening in to his conversation with Lux. This is subverted when it turns out they weren't serving Hayes out of their own free will, and then double subverted when it turns out that they still serve Sacred Eclipse's chosen one without input from Hayes.
- In his childhood, his family engaged in all kinds of debauchery and his stepsiblings regularly abused him and his sister, Marche. After they blinded Marche, Singlen manipulated a mob into killing those very stepsiblings.
- Knight Templar: Combined with The Social Darwinist. He believes that the Seven Paladins should overthrow all the countries and create their own government by and for elite pilots, with weaker pilots and civilians serving them. He claims doing so is necessary because most of the governments are ruled by corrupt nobles and that only someone like him can stop them.
- Knight Templar Big Brother: During his childhood, he'd take his stepsiblings' abuse in his older sister's place. He couldn't fight back because they had more influence in the family, but he eventually arranges their deaths when they hit her to the point of blinding her.
- Making a Splash: Leviathan can control water to deadly effect, including using a membrane of water for defense or creating sharp blades of water.
- Moral Sociopathy: Similarly to Fugil, he wants to correct society's corruption and inefficiencies, and sees fault in the nobles for their selfishness and the common people for not taking action. He doesn't display any attachment to others, including his own sister, who he sees as a possession. As such, he isn't too bothered about discarding those who aren't useful to him, especially if he thinks he stands to lose more than he gains by doing so.
- My Greatest Failure: It's subtle, but his disdain towards commoners for being too complacent to oppose corrupt rulers and towards Lux for being "half-baked" in attaining his goals is based on his own regret of ignoring Blackend Kingdom's corruption until his life was ruined by said corruption. During his Motive Rant towards Lux, he states that he won't make the same mistake again, and intends to do anything to achieve his political ambitions.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: An antiheroic example. He intentionally provoked Lux into a fight in order to learn how to perform Over Limit and use it against Fugil. Unfortunately, this tires Lux out too much to contribute in the Paladins' fight against Fugil.
- Older Than He Looks: He looks like a short teenager because his Baptism operation slowed his aging.
- Opportunistic Bastard:
- Heiburg was originally planning on unleashing Metatron upon Atismata, but Singlen caught on to their plan and beat them to it because he wanted to force Atismata to owe him after he defeats the Ragnarok. This fails when Lux kills Metatron first, but Singlen seems pleased with the outcome, since it just proves to him that Lux is a stronger potential pawn than he thought.
- He catches on to the Dragon Marauders' plans to steal the Grand Force from Lux and uses this opportunity to try to frame Atismata for colluding with the bandits.
- Properly Paranoid: Considering the automaton of the Gigas Ruin tried to destroy Atismata in order to avenge Hayes's death, his suspicion towards other automata is understandable. Even more so after Listelka reveals that Hayes specifically is able to control them.
- Token Evil Teammate: While some of the other Paladins also antagonized Lux at one point or another, they eventually saw the error of their ways and befriended him. In contrast, Singlen never gives up on his own plans, though he still works with the Paladins to oppose the Lords.
- Worthy Opponent:
- He recommends Lux as a Seven Paladins candidate both to use him and because he thinks everyone else in Atismata fails to meet his standards. He's also impressed upon seeing Lux copy his Battle Array techniques, which many other pilots tried and failed to reproduce. Unfortunately, this also causes him to become obsessed with forcing Lux to become his subordinate via blackmail. After finally losing to Lux, he tells something important to the latter as a reward, though the conversation is hidden to the reader.
- He complements Yoruka for forcing him to use his own Baptism to survive a fatal wound.
- Virtue Is Weakness: Like most antagonists, he thinks Lux's skill is wasted on trying to protect the weak and serving an unappreciative kingdom.
Drag-ride: TarasqueSinglen's aide and a veteran soldier of the Blackend Kingdom.
- Kick the Dog: After Sharis insults Singlen, Zweigbergk loses his temper and decides to slowly kill the Triad despite already defeating them. When Airi offers to be used as a hostage in exchange for their lives, he states that he'll kill them anyways and then kidnap Airi without making a deal.
- Master Swordsman: He's known as a "Sword Saint" and his movements in battle are too difficult for Lux to predict.
- Reassigned to Antarctica: Despite his dedicated military service, his superiors made him retire and become a tutor to the Shelbrit scions because of his old age.
- Stuff Blowing Up: Tarasque's Divine Raiment, <Back Fire>, can release smoke that explodes on contact with the enemy.
Soffice Septy/Soffice Xfer
Drag-ride: VritraThe Seven Dragons Paladin of the Turkhimes Federation. She turns out to be one of the few surviving Xfer.
- Big Bad Wannabe: She thinks she can use the Moon to force the Lords and other countries to play by her rules. She fails to realize that as an Xfer, she doesn't hold the highest priority in controlling the Ruins, leading to Hayes hijacking the Moon from her.
- Cynicism Catalyst: Her real sister was killed by the traitor branch of the Arcadia family.
- HeelFace Turn: After Lux saves her from Re Plica, she decides to put her trust in him.
- The Quiet One: She rarely says a word and mainly has her aide, Uruk, speak in her place.
- The Reveal: Not only is she the one directly colluding with the Dragon Marauders, she's also an Xfer who has a different agenda from the Lords.
- Shrinking Violet: Uruk claims that she's silent all the time due to shyness.
- Stripperific: Her usual outfit. It's actually a problem when she's in cold places.
- Super Mode: As an Xfer, she can use Full Connect to assimilate herself into Vritra.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: In Volume 12, she wants to keep the other countries, the Lords, and the current Arcadia traitor descendants from misusing Avalon. Her methods include hiring the Dragon Marauders and using the Moon Ruin as a big stick to cow the other parties into submission.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Hayes uses Re Plica to try to kill Soffice after stealing control of the Moon from her.
Uruk Septy/Uruk XferSoffice's aide and sister. She has been dead since the start of the series, with Soffice's aide actually being the Automaton Re Plica (listed below under "Automata").
Magialca Zen Vanfrick
Drag-ride: JormungandrThe captain of the Seven Dragons Paladins and the representative of the Marcafal Kingdom. She owns the Vanfrick company, the largest company in the world.
- Fiction 500: She's quite possibly the richest person in the world.
- I Die Free: As she dies, she takes solace in being spared from Fugil's mass brainwashing and hopes Lux and Philuffy will be able to stop him. Subverted in that she survives and manages to escape the influence of <Endless>.
- The Don: She's the leader of the Kilzrake family, a mafia of Marcafal Kingdom.
- Lovable Sex Maniac: With a particular taste for younger men, which causes her to repeatedly hit on Lux.
- Mentor Archetype: Philuffy's martial arts master.
- Mighty Glacier: Jormungandr has immense firepower, but cannot move from the spot it's been installed in.
- Older Than They Look: She looks like a teenage girl, yet her actual age is around Relie's.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Her incredible wealth and connections allow her to get away with things that would normally be impossible. For example, she (at Lux's request) manages to get Soffice and Aeril off the hook for their various crimes.
Drag-ride: AspOne of the three leaders of the Dragon Marauders.
- Blood Knight: She's excited by how Lux and his allies force her to exhaust most of her tactics.
- Broken Ace: She was once revered for her talent by her former military until her superior threw her under the bus and allowed her to be tortured by the enemy.
- Combat Pragmatist: Combined with The Strategist. She knows that she's outgunned by Lux's side, so she makes use of a Chaff Slime Abyss to weaken their Divine Drag-rides. When her Drag-ride is defeated, she opts for killing Lux with a dagger.
- Confusion Fu: Her fighting-style has her swipe her claws in irregular ways so that Lux can't read her movements easily.
- Crazy-Prepared: She came up with countermeasures for all of Lux's tactics, including the two techniques he picked up from Singlen. She didn't predict that he would apply <Reload on Fire> onto small sections of her Drag-ride, causing it to explode.
- Hoist by Her Own Petard: Lux figures out that he can compress and release sound the moment she uses her Divine Raiment to pick up sounds at long distances, causing her to hear a sound loud enough to temporarily stun her.
- Kick the Dog: She kicks two at once by using Orphel's voice to falsely blame Krulcifer for a huge Abyss attack in the past, causing Mel to go on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge and causing Krulcifer to go into a Heroic BSoD.
- Slobs vs. Snobs: Much like Saniya, she hates nobles for treating lower-ranked soldiers as cannon fodder.
- We Can Rule Together: Subverted. She was going to consider recruiting Lux, but abandons that idea because she sees his loyalty to Atismata as Honor Before Reason.
- Weak, but Skilled: She's this compared to other Divine Drag-ride users, since her Divine Raiment for controlling sound isn't particularly devastating compared to most of the others. She still manages to hold off Yoruka and wear out Lux's stamina before her Drag-ride is destroyed due to her preparations and strategies.
- Wolverine Claws: Asp's Weapon of Choice is a pair of claws.
- Would Hurt a Child: She has no problem with manipulating Mel and driving her to overdose on Elixir.
Divine Drag-ride: HydraAnother of the three commanders of the Dragon Marauders.
- Fantastic Racism: He was the victim of this trope, due to being from an indigenous group that faced persecution.
- Fusion Dance: His Drag-ride can fuse Abysses together and fuse enemy weapons with his own. He can also undo the fusion to shoot weapon fragments from his blade. He also absorbs Drakkhen and Vine's bodies and Drag-rides into his own, albeit with their permission.
- Heel Realization: As he dies, he expresses regret for not trying to lead a more honest life.
- Large and in Charge: He's described as having a large, brutish build and he's one of the top brass of his mercenary outfit.
- Motive Rant: During his final battle with Lisha, he claims that he and the other commanders were forced into villainy by society. Lisha shoots down his reasoning by pointing out that he and his comrades could have chosen a different path after forming their organization and gaining a respectable amount of power, but chose to pursue revenge instead.
- Smarter Than You Look: Despite his comrades insulting his intelligence, he still managed to manipulate Re Plica into giving him and his fellow commanders Baptism surgery.
- Villainous Friendship: While he did absorb and kill his fellow commanders, he only did so after they gave him permission and he thinks fondly of them as he dies.
Divine Drag-ride: BasiliskThe youngest of the three commanders of the Dragon Marauders.
- Warrior Prince: He mentions that he was once a prince, but he barely survived assassination and ended up falling in with the Dragon Marauders.
Alma Kilzrake/Almatea AtismataAn elite Drag-Knight of the Kilzrake Family and a trusted subordinate of its leader. She is actually Almatea Atismata, Lisha's younger sister who was believed to be dead.
- Break the Haughty: She starts out reckless and confident in her skill, rushing through a Ruin while ignoring the danger and even telling her subordinates to split up. Then she runs into an actually-dangerous opponent, a Sacred Eclipse clone of Fugil wearing a replica Bahamut, and realises just how much she's out of her depth.
- Broken Pedestal:
- One of her main motivations for opposing the Kingdom of Atismata is because she feels betrayed by Raffi leaking info about the coup and by Lisha surrendering to her captors.
- She looks up to the Black Hero for seemingly saving her five years ago, and is distraught when she realises that the Black Hero is actually Fugil, who is nothing like what she imagined. Though she later looks up to Lux in the same manner, as he proves himself to be her ideal of the Black Hero.
- Hostage Situation: In Volume 17, she's taken hostage by the Kingdom while Lisha is taken hostage by the Azure Division.
- Made a Slave: She was taken into slavery after the rebellion, but eventually escaped.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: She's an EX-class Drag-Knight at the age of 14, which would be an impressive achievement... but Lux and Mel both reached an even higher level at an even younger age.
- Riches to Rags: From a daughter of one of the Old Empire's nobles to a slave, then a child wandering the slums. Her fortunes picked up when she became part of the Kilzrake Family and worked her way up its ranks.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Downplayed. She thinks she's a much better Drag-Knight than she actually is. She's an EX-class Drag-Knight and knows one of the three secret Drag-Knight techniques, which puts her on par with Velvet Barth (the antagonist of the very first volume) and far from the level of the main characters. She does have Baptism though, which allows her to resist the effects of <Endless>. She also manages to disable Lisha's Tiamat while dealing with Krulcifer backing Lisha up, so she's actually on par with the main characters in terms of skill, but not equipment.
- Sweet Polly Oliver: She dresses and speaks in a masculine manner, causing Lux to mistake her for a boy when they first meet.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: According to Lisha, she used to be a quiet girl with a strong heart and was firmly attached to her family members.
- Cheerful Child: Despite being very sickly, Yoruka always remembers him with a kind, genuine smile, especially to her.
- A Child Shall Lead Them: According to Yoruka, he was the monarch of her home country, at less than eight years old.
- Ill Boy: He was very frail, and often ill.
- The Good King: He truly cared about the fate of his citizens, and resisted bowing the knee to The Arcadia Empire, due to knowing their cruelty to their own citizens. Sadly, his noble court did not share that ideal.
- The Greatest Story Never Told: His war against the agression of Arcadia, and his near victory would likely be an epic tale sung by bards across the world. Unfortunately, the only one alive who speaks of it is Yoruka, and she doesn't go into exquisite detail.
- Living Emotional Crutch: While he was alive, he served as Yoruka's sole oasis of affection among the desert of withering hatred and neglect that is her life.
- Morality Chain: To Yoruka. How the Empire thought killing him would go well is a mystery.
- Nice Guy: He always treated Yoruka kindly, without exception, even after he learned what her profession is.
- No Name Given: His name is never mentioned.
- Off with His Head!: He was killed by decapitation, and his head was presented to Yoruka, and Arcadia's emperor, after Yoruka signed on as the Empire's assassin to guarantee the boy's safety, by traitors to her kingdom. Her response was entirely predictable.
- Posthumous Character: He is referenced only in flashbacks.
- The Scapegoat: To guarantee their own safety, the nobles of his home nation blamed him, and him alone, for all the resistance their nation brought to bear against the aggression of The Arcadia Empire, thinking he would be the only one punished for it. They were wrong.
- The Strategist: And apparently a profound one. Despite not being able to overcome the vastly numerical and technological advantage that The Arcadia Empire brought to bear against his country, Yoruka testifies that he made their victory very, very costly, and that's with the empire bringing the entire imperial military to bear against his nation. Even then, he might well have won if he wasn't abandoned by traitorous nobles that thought the war a lost cause, and then beheaded by them, after he had surrendered and his older sister had already signed on to the empire to guarantee his safety. This did not go well for them, at all.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Unfailingly sweet, gentle, kind, exceptionally intelligent and skilled. Of course, traitors trying to woo favor with the Empire kill him.