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Yusuke Tagami

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Behold, The Evil God!
The main character. Having gotten kicked out of his family house, he goes to a local shrine to play video games while he ponders his options. This unwittingly winds up with him being summoned to an alternate world with the power to customize anything from clothes to fields, buildings and even people or corpses at any rate.

  • Above the Influence: Up to Eleven. He is completely unfazed when naked prostitutes try to seduce him, and can handle Innocent Cohabitation with not just Sun, but with a High-Class Call Girl who officially makes herself his concubine, and a woman raised from childhood to be a Femme Fatale Spy who becomes his slave, and the girls who live with him all love him for it.
  • Accidental Proposal: Simply wiping away Princess Violet's tears and cupping her face is apparently enough to be considered a fiance candidate, which she immediately points out. He does it again with Sun by giving her a strength enhancing ring for her protection. Sun, however, doesn't point it out, and simply basks in the knowledge that Yusuke cares about her deeply.
  • Adaptational Heroism: In the manga, he only uses his "eternal fall" trap to disorient, confuse, and leave the Nossentes assassin captain stunned. In the original light novel, his trap breaks just about every bone in the guy's body, and it's only because Sun begged him to stop that Yusuke relented.
  • All-Loving Hero: As long as someone is not openly trying to kill him or those he cares about, he's perfectly okay with them. He was even starry-eyed upon hearing that Velursha was an assassin from Blue Garden. While he is somewhat suspicious of King Shinha's motives, he has no problems with the man himself.
  • All Your Powers Combined: He technically has "divine arts" containing aspects of all four elements, Earth, Air, Fire, and Water.
  • Audience Surrogate: As he learns about the world, so does the audience.
  • Benevolent Boss: When he's granted a squad, none of his subordinates hesitate to proclaim how lucky they are to have him as their boss.
  • Berserk Button: It is very difficult to offend Yusuke. Even when the Wind Troupe of Blue Garden went after him in Gear Hawk, and he witnessed numerous of their attrocities, he went into a state of Dissonant Serenity. Harm or evend offend Sun, however, and his composure goes flying right out the window, as princess Violet can testify.
  • Black Knight: He's officially a knight of Folcnac and his uniform is all black.
  • Call to Agriculture: One of the first things he does after coming to the new world is to try and grow a field of vegetables.
  • The Cape: He not only wears a cape as part of his uniform, he's the ideal hero archetype on both sides of the fourth wall.
  • The Casanova: Defied. Due to his Chick Magnet status, he's near constantly got women throwing themselves at him, and a couple of Not What It Looks Like moments combined with that have given him a reputation as a shameless skirt chaser, which is something that his subordinates in Dark God squad, Princess Violet, and Sun, who all know better, constantly and mercillessly tease him about, but which numerous high-ranking agents seek to use to manipulate him.
  • Casual Kink: He is somehow quite adept at S&M play. Rashasha's Cool and Unusual Punishment ends with her clearly in post-orgasmic afterglow. None of the audience complain because Yusuke did technically mete out punishment that fit the letter of the law.
  • Chaste Hero: He is very quick to notice how attractive Sun is, and while he clearly wants a romantic relationship with her, he's more than willing to go at her speed, no matter how slow that is. For her part, she is very, very grateful.
  • The Chew Toy: Princess Violet actually comes right out and calls him her toy. All things considered, it's actually not that bad of a position.
  • Chick Magnet: Upon entering the world of Caltsio, he's become "god's gift to women" though he doesn't exactly want to be. This is justified by his extremely gentle personality, somewhat modest good looks, the fact that his black hair, and unique divine art are both a rarity and a curiousity, and he's managed to become very famous and wealthy.
    • By the time of chapter 95 in the light novel, when word gets out that assassins are after Yusuke, the first to turn the suspects over, without hesitation, are the night singers, despite the fact that they normally distance themselves from such things.
  • The Chosen One: Prior to being brought to the new world, a disembodied voice called out to him, asking for his greatest desire. He spoke about being able to "customize" things.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He plays his "customize" ability to its fullest and most deadly in battle, even going so far as to convert stairs into an insanely slippery slide right to a spiked pit-trap.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Combined with Properly Paranoid. His equipment includes not only defenses about obvious dangers like divinist art dampening, but against remote threats like very strong poison and sedative resistance. Thus, when a Honey Trap ploy involving Tampering with Food and Drink is used on him, it has no effect. Leaving the seductresses to wonder if Yusuke has no interest in girls.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He is so unassuming that if his appearance wasn't unique, nobody would be able to tell he's the captain of the legendary Dark God corps. The anti-dark god faction in Folcnac doubts the veracity of his accomplishments as a result.
  • Curtains Match the Window: He has black hair and black eyes.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: His uniform is all black, his unit is called the Dark God Corps, he has black hair, yet he is universally regarded as a force for justice by the populace at large.
  • Death from Above: He makes the wind specialists of Blue Garden dearly regret picking a fight with him, by launching the very bricks of the fortress he's hiding in hundreds of meters into the air, and letting gravity do the rest.
  • Demonic Possession: Not in Caltsio, but something took control of his original body back on Earth, just as lost and confused as Yusuke was about the whole ordeal.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: One of the applications of his ability is moving earth and stone.
  • Doom Magnet: He can barely go a week without getting dragged into some kind of crisis.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: Downplayed. He can't resist coming to the aid of a woman who genuinely needs help, but he won't fall for a Honey Trap, and does have a history of killing female antagonists who were aiming for his life. This aspect of his personality eventually earns him an Unwanted Harem.
  • The Engineer: His ability is excellent for making structures and buildings.
  • Ensign Newbie: Straight out of Rufu village to the capitol, and he's assigned a guard duty of five specialists, picked at random, to inspect a border fortress. Upon arrival he is attacked by Blue Garden wind specialists. He actually manages quite well and gains the respect of his subordinates for his tactical decisions.
  • An Entrepreneur Is You: He doesn't just use his ability for warfare. He's constantly striving to create new products, toys and vehicles, for the well being of Folcnac as a whole, but he does so intelligently so that he profits from his endeavors. He even goes on to create a mass-transit system in the city with a fare of a simple green crystal, the least expensive currency so that just about anyone can afford it, and even at that price, it is still far more profitable than he imagined.
  • Expy: The Imagine Spot Zeshald has of him being Madden Into Misanthropy is eerily similar to the illustrations of Naofumi from Rising of the Shield Hero, and the fanbase does not hesitate to point that out.
  • A Father to His Men: He treasures the opinions and input of his direct subordinates like they're close family members, and they appreciate it.
  • First-Name Basis: He greets everyone, regardless of station, by their given name. This is contagious as his subordinates in Dark God Squad don't care about rank or station either, at least among themselves.
  • First-Person Smartass: He is very snarky any time he thinks he can get away with it. He learned Ms. Bahana is not someone who will let him, through a bit of personal pain.
  • Fish out of Water: Most of the early chapters involve him getting accustomed to the new world he's been thrust into.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: Accidentally does this the first time he customizes his clothes, while wearing them. He winds up "unequipped" because he was customizing something while he was wearing it.
  • Giving Radio to the Romans: His primary contribution to Folcnac is the introduction of modern technology through his unique ability and powered by the magic of the world setting.
  • Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: Try as he might, he simply cannot understand the utter depth of malice and cruelty that motivates Marquis Vordat and his faction who want to utterly destroy him despite the fact that he has done nothing to harm or inconvenience them in the slightest, especially since his many accomplishments have been nothing but beneficial to them. The closest that he can come to comprehending their mindset is that they've grown haughty from being around the king for too long, but even that fails to explain their single-minded dedication to his destruction.
    • By chapter 95 in the light novel, he's come to the conclusion that Vordat is a Psychopathic Manchild, and is playing the children's game "King of the Hill" through political means to life-threatening consequences, since this realization comes after assassins threatened his subordinates to come after him.
  • Good Feels Good: While he doesn't neglect profiting from his efforts, his primary motivation is helping others. None of the antagonists can grasp this concept.
  • Good Is Not Soft: If he is forced to fight, he will be downright brutal and show no mercy. In fact, after witnessing the numerous attrocities done by Wind Troupe of Blue Garden, he utterly annhilated them, without exception, and without remorse.
  • Green Thumb: He can breakdown organic matter into fertilizer.
  • Hearing Voices: Combined with Early Installment Weirdness. The very start of the story has him hear a disembodied voice address him. After coming to Caltsio, this voice is never heard again.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: While it looks like he missed out on some rather nifty powers when he said "I want to be able to customize anything," the fact that his "customize creation" ability has few limits makes him the most overpowered person in the world setting.
  • Hikkikomori: He apparently was one until his parents simply threw him out at age 20 with little more than the clothes on his back and a game console.
  • Humble Hero: He's loathe to throw his weight around. He strives to treat everyone he meets as equals, and appreciates those who do the same. The flipside of the coin, is that he won't tolerate anyone talking down to him or those he cares about. This has caused friction in regads to Sun's treatment on occasion, and has driven some nobles, who insist on talking down to everyone they think beneath them, to think they're justified in beating down or breaking him for refusing to go along. Without exception, they come to regret it.
  • Innocent Cohabitation: With Sun, though most of the villagers of Rufu wouldn't mind if it wasn't so innocent, especially Ms. Bahana. He later adds an official concubine and female slave to the list. The manga also adds a mansion full of professional maids whom he never lays a hand on.
  • Insecure Love Interest: The primary reason he's slow to notice Sun's affection for him, is that he's worried about being rejected by her due to her Dark and Troubled Past, and the fact that she was initially quite scared of him, to the point he felt he was hated.
  • Karmic Jackpot: As noted by many. If you treat him and his with genuine good will, things will go well for you. Scheme and plot against him, or simply try to ride his coat-tails, and things will go very badly for you indeed.
  • Lady and Knight: As the commander of Dark God squad, and Princess Violet's bodyguard, he's officially the Dark Knight to her Bright Lady. While he's initially also the Dark Knight to Sun's Bright Lady, she eventually turns the tables somewhat and becomes capable of being the White Knight to his Dark Lord, on occasion.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: In the early chapters, especially in the manga, he specifically says "it's not like this is a game or a light novel."
  • Like Brother and Sister: The light novel goes on to specify that Yusuke sees Princess Violet as an Annoying Younger Sibling. Considering that Yusuke constantly goes out of his way to keep her entertained, this is just fine by her.
  • Living MacGuffin: By the end of chapter 32, numerous powers and interests either seek to control or eliminate him.
  • Logical Weakness: Yusuke must be physically close to the objects he's modifying; therefore, he can receive serious injury if he tries to modify something too hot, too cold, or otherwise hazardous, like a burning house, as he lampshades in chapter 31.
    • In chapter 94 of the light novel, a pair of amateur assassins exploit his need for raw material by attacking him on a bridge where he has access to none. He survives due to being Crazy-Prepared against divine art attacks.
  • Love Triangle: Both Sun and Princess Violet are quite smitten with him, and despite being aware of each other, both seem to be perfectly okay with it. It grows to become an Unwanted Harem in the 50+ chapters of the light novel, and yes, the girls are all perfectly okay with each other.
  • Manchild: At first. The story begins with him being thrown out of his home upon turning 20, and the most important thing on his mind is playing video-games, not finding food, shelter, or a steady, reliable source of income. He matures pretty quick, by necessity, upon finding himself in the world of Caltsio, although he still occasionally slips into childish behavior and attitudes from time to time. Ironically, this makes him even more attractive to the women in his sphere of influence.
  • Mistaken for Gay: When Nossentes tries using Honey Trap ploys against him, and the female agents in question run head-first into his Above the Influence status, they begin to wonder if he's interested in men instead. Even Sorzak once voiced concern in this regard when Yusuke tried to insist that his escort of Rashasha was purely innocent.
  • Mistaken for Murderer: Valerie of Wind Edge sees him hunched over her servant, Odo, and thinks he is the assailant when Yusuke was actually trying to heal Odo's injuries so he wouldn't die.
  • Mistaken for Pedophile: The town guards seeing him berate Ifoca, his subordinate, (accidentally in a suggestive manner) for acting suspiciously, come to this conclusion because Ifoca is a child, and the last girl they saw him with was Princess Violet, also a child. Of course, it's a Not What It Looks Like moment.
  • Money Spider: An interesting side-effect of his abilities is that he can turn relatively worthless monetary "crystals" into very valuable ones, and does so flawlessly. Zeshald wisely instructs him to keep this aspect of his abilities secret. (Though he doesn't neglect to exploit it for his own gain.)
  • Morality Pet: To Princess Violet. His influence, and to a lesser extent Sun's, have made her a much more cautious, level headed, and mature ruler, as opposed to the willful, fanciful child that was introduced seeing nothing wrong with starting small fires on people when she got bored.
  • Mundane Utility: In chapter 2, Zeshald has him use his abilities to repair various odds, ends, and tools in Rufu village. Both because those items needed to be repaired and because Zeshald was trying to figure out how Yusuke's power works.
  • Naïve Newcomer: At first. He looks upon the world and thinks everything's at peace. He loses the "naive" pretty quick though, especially once his first mission as Princess Violet's personal guard really goes south.
  • Naked First Impression: Wakes up on an altar in the shrine of "The evil god" completely nude, much to the chagrin of the maiden who sees him appear, Sun.
  • The Necromancer: Averted. He finds out, to his chagrin, that he can't revive the dead, although he can usually make their corpses presentable, at least.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: Combined with Above the Influence. There is a scene in the light novel where he stumbles upon a den of prostitutes while going through the literal underbelly of Folcnac's capitol, on the orders of Princess Violet. Once the prostitutes realize who he is, they throw themselves at him, buck naked. He's completely unfazed while politely turning them down.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Two notable occasions. The first is the Accidental Proposal to Princess Violet, and the second was a Mistaken for Pedophile moment regarding Ifoca.
  • Oblivious to Love: A bit. Most of it involves being unfamiliar with the flirting and dating customs of the new world he's in, but he's still a bit slow to realize Violet's and Sun's affection for him. He has to be outright told about the affections of his later Unwanted Harem, and is confused as to how to react.
  • One-Man Army: From the beginning of the story, his unique power has him able to match multiple squads. By the time of the light novel's chapter 84, he's able to match one and a half battalions, and come out triumphant without killing a single enemy soldier.
  • Personality Powers: As befits the world setting, your divine art is not only noticeable by hair and eye-color but by personality.
  • The Plan: He's not one to just sit back and wait for his enemies to trip over their own feet. After learning that Vordat is willing to go so far as to magically brainwash innocent people into becoming hostile enough to attack him, and think it's a good idea, he proposes baiting a trap for Vordat with the Five Races Union treaty Vordat's faction hates so much.
  • Preasskicking One Liner: When the Nossentes assassin captain threatens Ranzhia's life, Yusuke delivers the classy line below before literally smacking the guy around like a rag doll.
    "I prefer my women alive."
  • Punch-Clock Hero: Yes, he's an All-Loving Hero, generally doesn't hold a grudge, and will happily lend his aid to anyone who is in genuine distress, but he's not someone who goes out looking for problems to solve or dragons to slay. He prefers to live quietly, profit from his endeavors, and only pleads on behalf of those who have some skill or talent that serves his interests, and whom he's confirmed have good and noble personalities that are not liklely to betray him.
  • Rags to Riches: Quite literally. He starts the story with a threadbare robe left on the altar of "The Evil God" as an offering, and through many heroic deeds and accomplishments earns a small mansion in the capitol with servants, a laboratory, a concubine, and a very attractive female slave, all completely devoted to him, and the affections of the crown princess.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Above and beyond the call of duty. When he deduces Vordat's initial plan to make Sun's life a living hell For the Evulz because the Obstructive Bureaucrat was jealous of Sun being close to Princess Violet, by staffing Yuske's duly earned mansion with staff that are invariably hostile to "Powerless" individuals without informing them beforehand of Sun or her special circumstances, Yusuke immediately calls a meeting of all the staff members, informs them of the fact that Sun has the favor of Princess Violet, Zeshald, and himself, and while he doesn't demand any of the servants abandon their Fantastic Racism, he does make explicitly clear, that he expects Sun to be treated in the same way any of the staff would treat Princess Violet, Zeshald, or himself. He then invites any staff member that finds him or herself unable to comply to come forward so he can find them somewhere else to work, rather than simply throw them out on their ear.
  • Red Baron: He becomes known as "The Hero of Gear Hawk" as a result of the Gear Hawk incident.
  • Reluctant Warrior: He does not like fighting or warfare. Still, he will do it if he thinks doing so will save lives.
  • Showy Invincible Hero: It is very gratifying to see him utterly anhiliate his enemies, and overcome the difficulties thrown at him. So much so, that the fanbase gets impatient during breather chapters where he isn't facing some crisis.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: He's had all sorts of women throw themselves at him, even high-class prostitutes, and the most reaction he's had is confusion. Sun disrobes for him and shows him her naked body, and he collapses from the excitement, to his chagrin.
  • Squishy Wizard: Though his unique ability is near limitless in its utility and power, if someone manages to get into melee with him, or land a lucky blow, he'd be in serious trouble, and he knows it.
  • Stock Light-Novel Hero: Played with. Yes, he is whisked away from his troubles on Earth to adventure in the world of Caltsio, and he does earn a Supporting Harem. On the other hand, the harem is by no means the focus of the story, and the special ability he asked for requires a great deal of ingenuity and effort to use properly. In addition, he's drafted into the army, and is stuck with the same set of subordinates, ie never expanding his "toolbox."
  • Supporting Harem: He earns the affection of a significant number of beautiful women over the course of the story, and all of them do their best to see that he and Sun grow closer. One of them even goes so far as to teach Sun seduction techniques!
  • Take a Third Option: Actually, take a fourth option. When King Shinha intervened in the Blue Garden civil war, he figured Yusuke would have three options. 1.) Surrender and be captured as a "traitor" so Folcnac could save face. 2.) Resist and be killed. 3.) Flee and take refuge in Gazetta. To everyone's surprise, Yusuke comes up with 4.) Capture the vastly numerically superior Gazetta army, defeat Izappnar's forces, and hand the Gazetta cavalry over to Queen Rinshalia to decide their sentence.
  • Technical Pacifist: Once he becomes advanced enough with his unique ability, he ardently strives to subdue his human opponents without killing them. He isn't always successful.
  • Translator Microbes: For some reason, he and the natives of this new world speak the same language. Reading and writing the language of Caltsio, however, is something he has to struggle to learn. He even signs his name in Japanese, which is something not recognized by the natives.
  • Trap Master: His specialty is customizing his surroundings to create traps, pitfalls being his favorite.
  • Trapped in Another World: He was brought to Caltsio from modern day Japan. Unusual for this trope is that he likes being in Caltsio and doesn't seem to want to go back.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He is the victim of this, constantly. People who antagonize him fail to realize just how bad they've screwed up until it's too late.
  • Unwanted Harem: By the time of chapter 56 in the light novel, he is unwittingly romantically entangled with numerous very attractive women. He even officially gains a concubine, though being a Fish out of Water, doesn't immediately recognize the implcations, and Sun, of all people, drags him away to have a little chat alone with him.
  • Unwanted False Faith: Downplayed. He is often called "the evil god." He doesn't like it, mostly because he doesn't fully comprehend what "evil god" means, and neither does the populace.
  • War Is Hell: He truly believes this. As such, he will end any conflict as quickly and pragmatically as possible.
  • We Do the Impossible: He overcomes every challenge thrown at him. The word "impossible" isn't even in his vocabulary. King Esvobus and Violet reward him very, very handsomely for his efforts. The world of Caltsio at large believes he has more than earned the title of "Hero."

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    The Dark God Squad. 
Yusuke's royal guard direct subordinates.

Tropes common to all.

  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Every one of them has some quirk or oddity that makes him or her hard to take seriously, every one of them. Still, they are all highly skilled in their craft and Yusuke couldn't have gotten better subordinates if he tried.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: As a whole, the squad doesn't really specialize in any one thing. This, more than Yusuke's unique ability is their greatest strength as it allows them to quickly adapt to any situation. After Sun joins as Yusuke's personal attendant, her hunting and archery skills prove instrumental in their survival when ambushed by modded magical beasts that disrupt divine arts.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Being chosen at random for Yusuke's squad (although Yusuke did screen them for specific essential skills), they all initially have troubles meshing together, but when the chips are down, their teamwork is like a well-oiled machine.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Prior to getting equipment "enhanced" by Yusuke, their inherent ability was 'barely enough to qualify for being royal knights. In the heat of battle, though, they've shown that their skill with said abilities was sufficient to face numerous squads of elite enemy soldiers simultaneously and come out triumphant.

Fire Artist Vormal:

Presumably the most senior officer chosen for Yusuke's squad.
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  • Badass Beard: He's the only one on the squad with a beard and he's a certified badass.
  • Light 'em Up: One of his more mundane uses of his ability is generating light, either a small torch-light, or a signal flare.
  • Mr. Exposition: He's the one Yusuke goes to most frequently for explanation during the Gear Hawk incident.
  • Number Two: Any time that Yusuke is unable to give direct orders like the Gear Hawk incident or in chapters 29 and 30, he delegates to Vormal. Vormal greatly appreciates being given Yusuke's trust and praises Yusuke's command ability in doing so.
  • Old Soldier: Oldest (Middle-aged) and most experienced in the squad.
  • Playing with Fire: As noted, he has a fire based ability.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Shayd's blue.

Offensive Water Artist Shayd:

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  • Bishōnen: Just Look the picture.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: Quite literally. While he is a knight, and does have a good and decent core to his personality, he's quite a jaded individual. Presumably the jockeying for position he's witnessed during his knight career is responsible.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: His hair reaches his waist.
  • Making a Splash: He has a water based divinity, and he specializes in its offensive uses.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Vormal's red.
  • The Stoic: He has problems showing emotion.
  • Took a Level in Idealism: Which he lampshades in chapter 43. Prior to serving under Yusuke, he was quite contemptuous of the kingdom's politicians and his fellow knights. Serving under Yusuke has given him hope of a better future, and he wants Yusuke to be more active in politics as a direct result.
  • Undying Loyalty: Thanks to Yusuke being observant and sensitive enough to seek him out when he's troubled, or redress his concerns without having to be asked, Shayd, who once didn't care about unpleasant rumors, begins to calmly but firmly rebuke those who bring such things to him, and makes clear that Fair Weather Friends who only seek to ride Yusuke's coat-tails tend to die off quickly.

Healing Water Artist Eisha:

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  • Beauty Mark: She has one under her left eye.
  • Making a Splash: Her specialty is water, and its healing properties.
  • The Medic: As stated she's a healing specialist.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Fonke. He almost constantly snarks at her, and she almost constantly berates his "poorer" tendencies. They're still inseperable as members of Dark God squad.
  • Why Did It Have To Be: She's afraid of ghosts.

Relay Wind Artist Ifoca:

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  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: Yusuke pats her on the head to comfort her when she relates her experiences in Gear Hawk to him.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Yusuke's complete faith in her and her abilities has garnered her Undying Loyalty.
  • Blow You Away: Her power is based around wind.
  • Child Soldier: Despite being even younger than Princess Violet, who is 14, she's still an acknowledged soldier in the army.
  • Cowardly Lion: She's rather skittish on the battlefield, but she still faces the danger head-on without running away.
  • Disability Superpower: By proxy. She doesn't have any disabilities, but because she was born and raised in a home with "powerless" family members, which is often considered a disability, in-universe, to the point that such children routinely get snatched up and "fostered" in a family purely of divinists, she's far more keen on detecting the aura of others, including the "powerless" who even other wind divinists have difficulty detecting.
  • The Empath: Combined with Hearing Voices. She can "hear" the emotions of people who've died in an area, as they translate into "voices" for her. It was especially poignant in Gear Hawk.
  • The Messenger: Her ability is best used for delivering messages over long distances using wind ability
  • Sensor Character: She's far more skilled at detecting people, divinist or "powerless" than any other wind artist.
  • Shrinking Violet: She's rather shy, and somewhat timid.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Yusuke.

Wind Artist Fonke:

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  • The Alcoholic: He's always "patrolling" near taverns on his off-time, and in the light novel is constantly looking for booze.
  • Badass Biker: Once Yusuke makes motorcycle facsimiles, Fonke is the first to learn to ride them and becomes quite proficient in their use.
  • Bishōnen: Just Look the picture.
  • Blow You Away: His specialty is wind divinity.
  • Casanova Wannabe: He's a shameless skirt chaser.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He's something of a ladies' man, and doesn't hesitate to say inappropriate things regarding the opposite gender, but he means well, and when push comes to shove, he does the right thing.
  • First-Person Smartass: He's every bit as snarky as Yusuke.
  • Handsome Lech: When Dark God corp gains enough accomplishments that he merits his own squad, he staffs it entirely with female soldiers, though the relationship with his subordinates still seems purely professional as Yusuke has noted no complaints from Fonke's subordinates, and has no complaints regarding the battle effectiveness of Fonke's squad.
  • Hookers and Blow: Fonke is well known for spending the majority of his disposable income on "night singers" and alcohol. In chapter 33, Yusuke even shares with Rashasha and Zeshald that Fonke speaks frequently about his "favorites." Still, Fonke doesn't engage in these things while on duty, and is otherwise quite competent.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: His pony tailed hair reach his back.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: While it is true that he visits night singers frequently, he does genuinely care for their well being. In fact, in chapter 43, while he's visiting one of his "favorites," despite knowing she's a former spy for Nossentes, he still offers her his aid to keep her safe from the backlash. Although once that's done, he whips out one of Yusuke's "stamina" potions so the two of them can "have some fun."
  • Troll: He pokes fun of Eisha's fear of ghosts in chapter 27, and in later chapters pokes fun at the frailties of all his Dark God corps comrades, including Yusuke.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: His relationship with Eisha is more like a teenaged boy rebelling against his overly strict mother.

     Active Allies 

Sun:

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She's not very good with first impressions.
The girl who was praying in the "shrine of the evil god" when Yusuke appears in the story. Turns out her father used to take her there, frequently, as a small child. Once she convinces Yusuke to make her a part of the Dark God corps, she quickly shows that she can carry her own weight just fine, and manages to impress several divine artists with her archery skills.

  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: The light novel specifies that Zeshald would frequently pet her on the head to calm her down when she had a nervous fit, or was otherwise troubled, and she greatly apreciated it. Yusuke eventually goes on to do the same, and she appreciates it even more so. To the point of a Luminescent Blush, and the fanbase universally finds it adorable.
  • The Archer: Thanks to Bahana's efforts in teaching her archery, and Yusuke modifying her bow, she's become a crack shot.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Yusuke being very gentle with her has allowed her to open up to him, and Divinists in general. Doubly so for the "velvet glove" treatment she gets from Princess Violet.
  • Big Damn Kiss: It finally happens in chapter 81 of the light novel, and the fans went wild in the comment section.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: She just can not, for the life of her, keep a secret from Princess Violet.
  • Character Development: She gets the most in the series, by far. She goes from a Nervous Wreck rightly scared of her own shadow, to having Nerves of Steel, all thanks to Ms. Bahana, Yusuke, Princess Violet, and the Dark God squad doting on her.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: As a small child, she helplessly watched her father mercilessly killed by a couple of Divinists for fun simply because he had no special powers. She would have died as well, except the town's local doctor, Zeshald, is a water Divinist and is of higher rank (not to mention a good friend of King Esvobus). Thinking Sun was his property, the two scoundrels fled. While the Earth Divinist was captured, the wind Divinist escaped, until he openly attacked Sun in the capitol, right in front of Princess Violet.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: Her father was exceptionally gentle and kind, and died trying to save her life.
  • Desperately Seeking A Purpose In Life: In the light novel, she makes clear that since she was raised by Zeshald after the death of her father, all she's known is being pampered and coddled, now that she's with Yusuke, she's seeking a way she can be useful, not just for his sake, but for her own. She finds her purpose as a member of Dark God squad.
  • First Girl Wins: She's the first girl Yusuke met upon coming to the world of Caltsio, and she will always be his primary Love Interest, and she knows it.
  • Genre Savvy: She is well aware of many things that occur in the story, and is savvy about many tropes, such as "I am a man I can't help it."
  • Groin Attack: When Talis tries to pin her down and rape her, she breaks free and kicks him in the groin. What makes this far more devastating is that just moments prior, Yusuke had given her a strength enhancing ring, as a protection charm.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's blonde and one of the nicest girls anyone is likely to meet.
  • I Am Not Pretty: As Yusuke's Unwanted Harem continues to grow, she begins to have serious doubts about her looks and sex appeal, especially considerng her large stomach and back scar. She regains her confidence once she learns that she affects Yusuke far more strongly than a High-Class Call Girl does.
  • Innocent Cohabitation: With Yusuke. It stops being innocent in chapter 90 of the light novel.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Aside from her fear of divinists, that gave Yusuke the wrong idea in the beginning, she's hesitant to make the first move because she's worried about him rejecting her. Unbeknonwst her, he's waiting for her to make the first move because he doesn't want to traumatize her. They both outgrow their trepidation, and it's implied they go all the way after chaper 90 of the light novel, and yes, she makes the first move.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Thanks to Yusuke, she can hit a small fruit, at night, far away, with a simple bow. She goes on to improve her aim by alternating between using her enhanced bow in actual battle and training with a more mundane bow provided by Violet. A throw away line from Yusuke implies she does this with her physical strength as well, a terrifying prospect considering how much Yusuke likes to provide her with strength enhancing gear.
  • Lady and Knight: Intitially, she was solely the Bright Lady to Yusuke's Dark Knight. After taking a few levels in badass, she zigzags the trope and can be either the Bright Lady to his Dark Knight or the White Knight to his Dark Lord depending on the situation.
  • Mistaken for Prostitute: Combined with Bullying a Dragon, and Rape as Drama. During the modified magic beasts arc, a group of mercenaries aiding in the hunt think she's a "night singer" assigned to Dark God Squad by Folcnac because she's a wearing the official servant's uniform, a practice that was once Truth in Television. Rather than get confirmation, however, they lured her to a place where they thought they could ambush her under false pretenses. Despite seeing her have enough strength to easily lift a set of shelves that required several strong men to even push around, they thought it would be perfectly alright to attack her from behind, rape her, and then throw a couple of monetary crystals at her as payment "for services rendered." Although they ultimately decide not to go through with it once they find out what Yusuke's relationship with her really is, the moment Yusuke learns of their intentions, he is utterly livid. The only reason they weren't literally twisted into bloody pretzels is that the many, many other mercenary groups with them already laid down what, in-universe, is considered a suitable punishment, and Yusuke isn't in a position where he has the luxury of alienating them.
  • Morality Chain: For Yusuke, combined with a bit of Anguished Declaration of Love. Yusuke mentions in chapter 28, while Sun is present, that if something were to harm Sun he would very likely go on a rampage. Zeshald retorts that he'd rather not have Yusuke destroy the world.
  • Morality Pet: To Princess Violet, though not as much as Yusuke. From the time she and Violet met, she's served to turn Violet away from her more impulsive and destructive behaviors.
  • Mystical White Hair: As shown on the cover of the light novel, her hair is white or silver in color, naturally. Makes sense as she's "powerless" and the world of Calsito is known for its Personality Powers.
  • Nervous Wreck: Although omitted from the manga adaptation, in the original light novel, she needed anti-anxiety medication from Zeshald in order to function. Thus it needs to be made perfectly clear how much Zeshald trusted Yusuke to leave the two of them alone together, unchaperoned.
  • Nice Girl: She is exceptionally sweet, gentle and kind.
  • Opposites Attract: She and Violet couldn't be more opposite if they tried. They're best friends. Further, she's a woman in while, and her love interest is a black knight, and they grow to be Sickening Sweethearts.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her mother is never mentioned.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: She's the Blue to Violet's red.
  • Relationship Upgrade: In chapter 65 of the light novel, she actually strips and comes on to Yusuke. He has a nosebleed and collapses from the pleasure.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Her role in the story only seems to be Yusuke's primary love interest. She is somehow aware of this, and is looking to change that by trying to have a more active role in the story. She succeeds.
  • Scars Are Forever: Has a particularly nasty one on her back, thanks to the unprovoked assault from the two Divinists who killed her father and tried to kill her. The wind divinist has no compunctions about proudly showing it off.
  • Shrinking Violet: She is painfully shy, especially around Yusuke, and for good reason, due to the Dark and Troubled Past entry below, to the point she can barely speak to him, even when spoken to. She slowly outgrows this due to Yusuke's gentle nature.
  • Sickening Sweethearts: She and Yusuke eventually come to this point in their relationship. So much so that they could be actively dating and being all lovey-dovey, on a battlefield!
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: She slowly, but surely, starts thinking the same way Princess Violet does.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Once she got a bow from Ms Bahana, and Yusuke modified it for her, she's been actively grinding levels in badass both on and off-screen.
  • Woman in White: As a direct result of being assinged as Yusuke's personal attendant in Dark God Squad, she gets elegant yet functional white servant clothes, and completely embodies the rest of the trope.
  • Why Did It Have To Be: Divinists terrify her.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Yusuke for most of the story. It's implied that they do in chapter 90 of the light novel.

Zeshald:

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The medic of Rufu village, where Sun lives, and the first Divinist that Yusuke meets.

  • Accidental Proposal: Despite being older, wiser, and far more familiar with the customs of Caltsio, even he's not immune to doing this. When Yusuke gave him leftover "experiments" from his efforts to create a Sacred Treasure to Zeshald for the protection of Rufu village, Zeshald distributed them in such a way that Zeshald and Velusha had matching rings. While Yusuke was quick to pick up on the implications, Zeshald remained clueless.
  • Adaptational Heroism: In the manga adaptation, Zeshald imprisoned one of the two divinists who attacked Sun and killed her father. In the original light novel, he not only killed the sadistic bastard, he slowly and deliberately strangled the guy with his own blood. Athough the fool did bring it on himself by attacking and trying to kill Zeshald first.
  • Assassin Outclassin': Thanks to Yusuke's ring, he survives an attack from Izappnar's top assassin, and takes her down. In the light novel, the two divinists who attacked Sun didn't just try to flee from him, they tried to kill him because they thought Sun was his property, and the punishment, in court, for harming the "powerless" slave of a higher-ranked divinist is enslavement or death. Zeshald killed the earth divinist, while the wind divinist escaped.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Zeshald is a very amiable fellow, who looks like he wouldn't harm a fly, and in most situations, this is true. Give him a reason, however, and he will end you.
  • Eccentric Mentor: By the standards of Folcnac at any rate. Although absent from the manga adaptation, in the light novel, it is noted that there's serious self-imposed segregation between the Divine Artists and the "powerless" within the kingdom. As such, for Zeshald to want to work in Rufu village, and be the village doctor, as opposed to living the life of luxury to which he is entitled, especially considering how close he is to the king, is viewed as very strange indeed.
  • Fake Defector: As he explains to Yusuke, he's been ordered to infiltrate the Blue Kindgom.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He's not an easy man to kill, by any means.
  • The Medic: Since he's a water Divinist, he's also the village doctor.
  • Metaphorically True: Tells the guards of the Royal capitol that Yusuke's black hair is a direct result of him having Divinist powers from all affinities. He also mentions that Yusuke was found, alone, inside the "Shrine of the evil god" which is also accurate, but speculates that he was simply abandoned there by his parents for being mistaken with "The Evil God." Which is also surprisingly accurate except for his parents not even being aware of an "Evil God."
  • Mr. Exposition: He's the one explaining to Yusuke, and the audience, the relevant information regarding the world.
  • Parental Substitute: Serves as this for Sun, after the death of her father.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Rather than round up the nearby villagers with torches and pitchforks upon noticing Yusuke coming out of the "Shrine of the Evil God," he endeavors to actually learn about Yusuke's character first.
  • Trickster Mentor: Although he explains a great deal about the world setting, he's not entirely forthcoming about his methods or motives.

Princess Violet:

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The daughter of King Esvobus who rules the country where Yusuke finds himself.

  • Adorably Precocious Child: There's a good reason King Esvobus dotes on her. When she likes someone, she is both always underfoot, and completely unreserved with her affections. All while insisting she's grown up, but still having a very childish temperament.
  • Arranged Marriage: With Hivodir, a duke from a family close to the throne. Later in the story we find out that she's got several Arranged Marriage fiance candidates, one of whom winds up being Yusuke.
  • Badass Adorable: One of the first things she does in her introduction is take down an errant wind divinist over twice her age, combat experience and training with astonishing ease.
  • Cheerful Child: As long as someone makes an honest effort to entertain her, she's very cheerful indeed.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Chapter 31 reveals that she can get jealous. Amusingly, it involves Yusuke being recruited for work in the Gazetta kingdom, by King Shinha, another guy.
    Princess Violet:"Yusuke is mine! I'm not going to let you have him!"
  • Constantly Curious: She is always sticking her nose into things. In chapter 31, she asked to meet King Shinha in person, not due to any urgent business, but merely to see him with her own eyes. This serves her well as Royals Who Actually Do Something.
  • Cuddle Bug: If she likes you, she will cling to you like a vine clings to a trellis.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: She has red hair and red eyes.
  • Exotic Extended Marriage: The setup is certainly there, though not yet fulfilled. She has multiple male fiances. Yusuke and Hivodir are just the only two we see on-screen. In fact, Hivodir becomes far more cordial to Yusuke after Yusuke becomes a fellow fiance (Yusuke helping him save his home village certainly helped). Not only that, but Princess Violet takes great pleasure in dressing up Sun seductively and helping her romance Yusuke, cheering Yusuke on when she sees him be affectionate with his female subordinates, though she does point out that there could be problems if that particular form of affection doesn't stay platonic, and when Yusuke earns himself a concubine, she wants him to go "entertain" her too.
  • Fiery Redhead: Fits this trope to a T.
  • Friendly Address Privileges: To the shock of everyone in the castle, she all but insists that Yusuke call her by name, rather than refer to her by title or rank. This suits Yusuke just fine as he can't bring himself to address her any other way.
  • The Gadfly: She loves to say outlandish things to Yusuke just to provoke a strong reaction.
  • Genki Girl: When treated like a person, as opposed to "Princess Violet" she's especially happy and energetic.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Wears her hair like this, even though she's a tomboy.
  • Gut Feeling: Although she can't put a finger on the source of her unease, she's aware that there's more to the "goodwill" mission the Folcnac nobles want to send Yusuke to Nossentes on.
  • It Amused Me: The primary reason why she does anything is because she thinks it's going to be fun, and she tends to get bored quite easily. Being cooped up in a large castle, basically alone, will do that.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She tends to steamroll people when she doesn't get her way, but she knows how to use a velvet glove, and shows genuine concern for Sun, and treats her delicately while questioning her regarding Zeshald's involvement with Blue Garden, who are constantly antagonistic to her country.
  • Lady and Knight: She's officially the Bright Lady to Yusuke's Dark Knight after she makes him her bodyguard and Esvobus officially knights him to make him Captain of Dark God Squad.
  • No Indoor Voice: She has problems speaking in anything softer than a shout, unless she's sucking up to her father to ask for a "favor."
  • No Sense of Personal Space: She's been shown grabbing, jumping onto and clinging to Yusuke on several occasions. Even trying to hide inside his cape to escape Kreivold. She does the same with her father, the king, every chance she gets, even if he's sitting on the throne. It's implied she used to do this with Zeshald as well.
  • Opposites Attract: She and Sun couldn't be more opposite if they tried. They're best friends.
  • Playing with Fire: Her Divinist powers center around fire.
  • Polyamory: She doesn't have a jealous bone in her body, at least not when it involves other women. Not only is she perfectly okay sharing Yusuke with Sun, even going so far as to put Sun in a dress with Absolute Cleavage and showing her off to Yusuke which he greatly appreciates, but she's wildly amused when she sees Yusuke pet Ifoca on the head through binoculars too far away to hear the context of the situation. She even goes on to lovingly tease him regarding the gifts he gave out while experimenting with producing a "sacred relic" for Zeshald. What's more, once Yusuke officially gains a concubine, she wants him to "entertain" that woman too.
  • Precocious Crush: She is smitten with Zeshald, a man who is old enough to be her grandfather, all because he is not only friends with her father, but would frequently play with her a small child, and is one of the few people who treat her like a person not as "Princess Violet." She later becomes smitten with Yusuke as well who is close to twice her age. (He's 20 while she's 14.)
  • Promoted to Love Interest: She takes Yusuke officially becoming a fiance candidate quite well.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair brushes against the ground.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite being a child (though don't tell her that to her face), she was quick to realize the charges laid against Yusuke were false, took down the aggressor directly, and forgave Yusuke's collateral damage for the small fee of a simple demonstration of his powers, wherein he created a watchtower for the capital city. What's more, she actually agreed that respect has to be earned instead of simply asserting royal privilege when Yusuke called her out on it.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: She has red eyes, and is not someone you want to be on the wrong side of.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Sun's blue.
  • Royal Brat: She's the princess and she's a Spoiled Brat.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: When she heard the mightiest water Divinist of her country defected to an enemy nation, she went out to investigate, personally. She is also directly responsible for taking down the wind Divinist who scarred Sun.
  • Shipper on Deck: Despite being smitten with Yusuke, she actively ships Sun with him. She's even gone so far as to put Sun in a very fetching dress, complete with Absolute Cleavage for his benefit, and actually said so, to his face.
  • Spoiled Sweet: She doesn't initially show it, but she's actually very gentle and kind, all because King Esvobus completely dotes on her, and pretty much lets her do what she wants when she wants.
  • That Came Out Wrong: In the aftermath of Yusuke's rampage concerning Sun being attacked by the wind Divinst who killed her father, Princess Violet specifically said "have fun with me" in a flirtatious manner. When Yusuke started to squirm like a shy school-girl, she immediately realized what she was saying, and took offense. Going on to specify that she wanted him to demonstrate his powers in a spectacular manner. He complied exceeding even her wildest expectations.
  • Tomboy Princess: Rude, crude and doesn't care much for proper etiquette.
  • Unishment: Combined with Through His Stomach. Yusuke, wanting to prank Princess Violet in the light novel, as a punishment for dragging him and Sun into the palace, and unwittingly traumatizing her, modifies a basket of fruit, calling one of them "a failure" but not pointing out which one, because he made it extra-spicy. Unfortunately for him, Princess Violet greatly enjoys spicy food and got hooked on the taste, and he's the only one who can recreate it.
  • Unwanted Harem: She has one of these. As the crown princess, she has several fiance candidates. Yusuke and Hivodir are just the only two we see on screen. She's particularly fond of Yusuke because he treats her as a person, and couldn't care less about all the off-screen jockeying for position.
  • Wise Beyond Her Years: Don't hide the ugly truth of the world from her. She'll resent you for it. Despite being 14 years old, she is far more capable than she appears.

Sorzak:

A man found in underground ruins by Dark God squad while they were investigating "ghost" sightings and missing children reports.
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Sorzak

  • Adventure Archaeologist: He explores ruins for fun.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: He has an earth-based divinist power.
  • The Engineer: Yusuke recruits him for his mechanical skills so as to help with making his designs more feasible and practical.
  • An Entrepreneur Is You: He's a merchant who specializes in earth-enhanced accessories. Exploring ruins is his hobby. He gained a lot of funds helping make "watchtower" souvenir models.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: His primary specialty is refining ore into high quality metals, specifically iron. Yusuke does not hesitate to snatch him up on learning of this.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Downplayed. When Rashasha is introduced in the story, he is jealous that she spends quite a bit of time with Yusuke. Of course, he doesn't realize it's part of a Honey Trap ploy.
  • Jumped at the Call: When Yusuke recruited him to join Dark God Squad, he happily accepted without hesitation.
  • Megane: He wears a monacle in the manga.
  • Shameless Self-Promoter: When Yusuke was looking into getting an Earth divinist for aid in procuring raw materials and with the practical designs of his tools, gadgets, and vehicles, Sorzak happily promotes himself, as seen in his page image. It helps that he's a veteran merchant and is an Adventure Archaeologist.

Rashanasha:

A "Song Princess" encountered by Yusuke in chapter 32.
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Rashanasha
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: Thanks to her "good behavior" in aiding Yusuke flee Nossente's fall, Yusuke pleaded that she be given the minimum possible sentence for her prior villainy. This incldes a public flogging. So Yusuke put up a screen... and it's not known if she was flogged or not, but the act was so convincing that a great portion of the male population had to go to brothels to "relieve" themselves.
  • Dirty Harriet: Her true profession is a spy for Nossentes. Her public profession is a "Song Princess."
  • Femme Fatale Spy: She works as a "Song Princess", ie, a very-high class, and expensive prostitute, but this is all just a cover so she can spy on Folcnac for Nossentes, usually gathering intel through "pillow talk" or monitoring her client's belongings.
  • Friend in the Black Market: Her most valuable contribution to Yusuke's Dark God Squad once she officially becomes his concubine. Her long, long history as a Femme Fatale Spy has garnered her a great many shady contacts in Folcnac that she can use for intelligence, counter-intelligence, and counter-counter-intelligence, and she knows Yusuke loves her for it.
  • High-Class Call Girl: She is well-known as a "Song Princess," a prostitute who visits with nobles and other wealthy clients for a very steep fee.
  • Honey Trap: How the government of Nossentes wishes to use her to secure Yusuke's "loyalty."
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold: She may be a high-class prostitute and spy, but she's a genuinely good and kind woman under terrible circumstances.
  • Ill Girl: She has cancer, and pretty advanced too. Even the magical powers of the world setting can only slow it down, not cure it, at least not until Yusuke gets involved.
  • Information Broker: Her contribution to Yusuke's Dark God Squad. Once she becomes his concubine, Yusuke has her use her remaining contacts to provide him mission critical information and intelligence.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is very similar to "Rakshasha," a mythical evil spirit known to seduce men to their doom.
  • Rape as Backstory: One of her noble clients "fell in love" with her, and ultimately raped her.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Her name is never spelled consistently among the mediums, or even between chapters in the same translation. Sometimes her "R" is replaced with an "L." Sometimes she gets extra "a"s. Sometimes she gets extra "n"s. Sometimes, her name is even cut in half, and elongated with extra vowels. It's fortunate she's not aware of the fourth wall, or she'd easily be driven to distraction.
  • Trapped in Villainy: She doesn't like being a Dirty Harriet, but she has to take the job because her employer, a high ranking collaborator in Folcnac, is the only source for a medicine she needs to live. When Yusuke sets her free of her infirmity, she fully devotes her services, all her services, to him, and him alone.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Yusuke, due to the fact that he not only spared her from execution, but got her cured of the cancer that had been plaguing her her whole life which is what forced her into prostitution in the first place. As such, she gave up being a "Song Princess" to give "her song" to him, and him alone, officially becoming his concubine.
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: Not from Yusuke, whose approval she genuinely likes, but from her former employer who refused to recognize her assesment of Yusuke (either ignoring it outright in the light novel, or accusing him of being a master Of deception in the manga, due to convincing himself that the rumors surrounding Yusuke are accurate without confirmation), but did give her back-handed praise for her skill as a "Song Princess" for succeeding in getting Yusuke to go to Nossentes.

Ranzshia:

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Ranhasha's "younger sister."

  • Adaptational Villainy: Zigzagged. On the one hand, the manga has her drug high-ranking nobles and other VIPs, strip them naked, and then falsely accuse them of rape or otherwise defiling her while they rightly have no memory of doing such a thing but having no way of proving their innocence while she never does anything of the sort in the original light novel (at least not on-screen). On the other hand, while she's traveling with Yusuke, she's considerably more noble and virtuous then the light-novel's account, taking the dart for Yusuke instead of Rashasha, and drugging everyone with sedatives rather than lethal poison.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Rashasha calls her "Shia."
  • Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: As a final desperate attempt to entrap Yusuke, she pretends to be accidentally drunk and incapacitated. Yusuke merely lays her down on a bed, checks on her well being and leaves. She's insulted that he didn't try to take advantage. At least until she learns that he saw through her act, and actually finds her quite attractive Beneath the Mask.
  • Blind Obedience: Invoked. She's undergone intense brainwashing to compel her to obey any order from her assassination captain. She even attacks Rashasha as a result.
  • Category Traitor: After her assassin captain seriously underestimates Yusuke's ability, he accuses her of "betrayal," and threatens her with appropriate consequences.
  • Chekhov's Skill: The manga reveals that her skill in mixing drugs is not something her assassin training demanded of her, but a hobby she took up on her own. This skill proves invaluable in her conscripted position as assassin, Honey Trap, etc., and convinces Yusuke to plead on her behalf.
  • City Mouse: Her whole life, even as an assassin, she never once set foot outside of the Nossentes capitol, until she had to flee with Rashasha at the fall of the country.
  • False Rape Accusation: While there is no mention of her engaging in this in the original light novel, the manga shows flashbacks of her using this ploy to destroy the reputation of Foclanc nobles that she "seduced" and drugged, under orders from her assassin captain. As we all know, she didn't exactly have a choice.
  • Femme Fatale Spy: She's an assassin that uses sexual seduction to get close to her targets.
  • Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: Although Yusuke has completely forgiven her for her unwilling wrongdoing, the Folcnac government has not, and her slave bracelet is a permanent reminder. It's the only thing keeping her alive.
  • Honey Trap: Combined with Slipping a Mickey and Tampering with Food and Drink. She tried to drug Yusuke with powerful, fast-acting, and volatile aphrodesiacs and other drugs to try and ensnare him to serve Nossentes. Unfortunately, since Yusuke was Crazy-Prepared with all kinds of anti-poison and anti-drug enhancements, it was completely ineffective.
  • Incompletely Trained: When Elfonia is introduced, we learn that the "child assassin" brainwashing program in Nossentes was in its infancy, as such, she didn't get the full package and was able to develop human emotions. This is most decidedly a good thing.
  • I Owe You My Life: Literally. In lieu of execution, her life was given over to Yusuke to do with as he sees fit.
  • Made a Slave: In lieu of execution for her actions against Folcnac as part of being part of Nossente's covert ops, Yusuke pleads with the kingdom to have her handed over for her mecical expertise as a pharmaceutical assistant. The only way to do that was to mark her as Yusuke's slave with a slave bracelet. She doesn't seem to mind.
  • Master Actor: She's quite skilled at playing the role of "a cute, helpless, little girl." Only Yusuke saw through it, due to coming from a more jaded world.
  • Master Poisoner: Her spy and assassin training has given her exceptional skill in crafting and applying various drugs. Yusuke is able to plead for her life in exchange for garnering her services to produce medicines and healing potions for his research. She is thrilled to learn that her knowledge is applied to saving lives as opposed to taking them.
  • Orphan's Ordeal: She's taken out of an orphanage and forced into Nossente's covert ops program.
  • Rape as Backstory: Discussed. In the manga adaptation, it is she, not Rashanasha, who has a past of being raped by one of Rashanasha's "clients." Or that's the scenario she orignally intendend to use to play on Yusuke's sympathy. She abandoned the idea when Yusuke buttoned up her clothes as he tucked her in when she pretended to be drunk and vulnerable. She didn't take it well.
  • Sex Slave: Defied. When she's made Yusuke's slave in lieu of being executed, she's initially terrified this would be her fate. After Sun reassures her and Yusuke's kindness makes clear he'd never take her against her will and gives her Friendly Address Privileges, she goes on to openly declare her love for him, and admit that he makes her happier than she's ever been in her whole life.
  • Taking the Bullet: She jumps in the way of a poison dart aimed at Rashasha.
  • Tampering with Food and Drink: She drugs Dark God squad under orders from her assassin squad captain. Fortunately, not only was Yusuke highly resistant thanks to his enhanced clothing, but he was working on powerful healing potions at the time which he used to negate the effects for the others.
  • Tears of Joy: Lampshaded. The narration indicates that once she realizes she's ironically far more free and treasured as Yusuke's official slave than she was as the "employee" of Nossentes, and she builds things that make people happy as opposed to having to kill people, she weeps with joy, to Yusuke's confusion.

     Supporting Characters  

Ms. "Aunt" Bahana

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Yusuke! What's taking you so long?
Sun's neighbor and the one who wants Yusuke and Sun to hook up the most.

  • Abomination Accusation Attack: She accuses Talis of not only being The Casanova, but a Serial Rapist, who likes to brag about the number of women he's "bagged." At least in Sun's case, the rapist part turns out to be true, or at least he tried to make it true.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: The light novel reveals that her beloved husband was also killed by Divinists, for fun, but they made it look like an accident. It is never revealed if it's the same divinists that went after Sun.
  • Parental Substitute: To Sun. Despite being her aunt, or at least being called "Aunt Bahana," she's the closest thing Sun has to a mother, which says a great deal about her shipping Yusuke and Sun.
  • Shipper on Deck: Really wants Sun and Yusuke to get together, and is a bit put off that their cohabitation is innocent, especially considering that Sun and Yusuke haven't even kissed yet, and that's after months in story and 30 chapters.
  • Widow Woman: Yusuke notes that she is a widow.
  • Work Hard, Play Hard: If there's a party, expect her to have a large bottle of liquour in hand, that she drinks out of until it's empty. The rest of the time though, she's a very mature and level-headed adult, even going so far as to teach Sun archery when things in Folcnac start getting dangerous.

Reifold:

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Don't let your guard down around him.
A self-proclaimed agent of Blue Garden spying on Rufu village.

  • Adaptational Villainy: In the original light novel, his only contribution to the Gear Hawk incidient is warning Yusuke of Wind Troupe's attack. In the manga, he actively stops the Wind Troupe members from escaping Yusuke's counter-attack by blasting them right back into the kill zone, and cutting off their legs so they can'r run.
  • Ambiguously Evil: While he may work for an enemy nation, he doesn't seem too antagonistic.
  • Double Agent: Pretends to be a spy for Blue Garden but really works for Folecnac, or at least for Zeshald.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: Sometimes he tags along with Yusuke, or helps with Dark God Squad's goals in some way.
  • MacGuffin Delivery Service: Delivers "sacred treasures" from Yusuke to the queen of Blue Garden to help in the fight against Izappnar.
  • Marionette Master: He is shown being able to create golems to use as puppets.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Loves doing this to Yusuke.
  • Token Evil Teammate: While he does work for Folcnac and answer directly to King Esvobus, his actions are quite troublesome. He's even been caught red-handed trying to brainwash Yusuke. Dark God squad, especially Sun, did not take it well, and Princess Violet is still highly suspicious of him.
  • Troll: He once threatens Yusuke with assassination, just for laughs.

Hivodir Vocle:

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Princess Violet's Arranged Marriage fiance.

  • Adaptational Dumbass: In the light novel, he figured out the False Flag Operation being used against his village before anyone else, including King Shinha. In the manga, he has to have it explained to him, and is still confused.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Was not in any way reluctant to beg Yusuke for help in rescuing his servants. Yusuke was only too happy to help.
  • Big Ego, Hidden Depths: The fact that his family's close to the throne makes him a bit haughty. Still, he's surprisingly competent on the battlefield, and has enough sense not to let personal feelings cause problems in the chain of command.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Downplayed. Initially, he deliberately stepped on Yusuke's foot, in front of Princess Violet, to antagonize him because Yusuke was on informal terms with the Princess. Once Yusuke proved his worth as the Hero of Gear Hawk and became a fiance candidate, the haughtiness disappeared entirely, and he happily accepts orders from Yusuke as a superior officer without complaint.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the light novel, he and Yusuke interact frequently, and have become Vitrolic best buds. In the manga, Hivodir only appears in cameos where he is absolutely critical to the plot.
  • Fantastic Racism: Like most others in Folcnac, he looks down on "powerless" people. That being said, when Princess Violet brings one into the castle, he has enough sense not to comment on it. Even so, he still treasures the "powerless" servants in his family's territory, and is loved by them in turn.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: He, and his Fire God Corp are the most likely squad to join forces with Yusuke.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He was introduced as a highly antagonistic, pompous jerk. He became far more affable once Yusuke proved himself.
  • Nice to the Waiter: One of his biggest redeeming features is that he treats servants like servants, not like machines or toys to exploit and then discard. In the manga, when a palace maid crashes into him with her cart full of food, the worst he does is yell at her to be careful, and complain about the pain in his knee. His house servants are also later shown to truly admire and respect him.
  • Normally, I Would Be Dead Now: If Yusuke hadn't placed healing enchantments on his mantle before he went off to protect his servants, including "the powerless" and patrol his home village, he would have been burned to death. The antagonists who attacked his home village presumed him a lost cause due to his injuries, unaware of Yusuke's ability or the healing enchantments.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: He is quite skilled in battle, but he doesn't fully comprehend the horrors of war. After his own village is attacked, he grows out of this, and becomes quite competent, surpassed only by Yusuke.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: He is this to Yusuke in the light novel. In the manga, the two don't interact enough to qualify.
  • War Is Glorious: Is just a bit too eager to go to the battlefield. All he thinks about is what accomplishments he can come home and brag about, and what rewards he'll receive for his efforts. He comes to realize War Is Hell once his home village is under attack by armed antagonists.
  • We Do the Impossible: His first war achievement, on the first time he took the field no less, was to hold off King Shinha's mounted cavalry despite being outnumbered over three to one. He continues to improve from there, becoming a skilled commander second only to Yusuke, stumbling only once when armed antagonists broke the, in-universe, rules of engagement by disguising their troops as "powerless" individuals, only to launch fire sneak-attacks on him.

Kreivold:

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This is him on a good day.
One of the primary retainers to Princess Violet and King Esvobus.

  • Did Not Think This Through: His Fatal Flaw. This is precisely the reason Zeshald thinks his brand of loyalty is dangerous to the very King he seeks to protect. The moment he hears of what he thinks is a threat to his charge, he goes full-on Leeroy Jenkins. In Chapter 31, Princess Violet has to physically restrain him to stop him from starting a war.
  • Rules Lawyer: Almost to Obstructive Bureaucrat levels. He's a real stickler for rules and etiquette, which makes him watching over Violet a chore.
  • Satellite Character: He only appears to rein in Violet. Although he does get am off-screen role as a diplomat to Nossentes as part of Yusuke's good will mission.
  • Undying Loyalty: To both Esvobus and Violet. Although, as Zeshald points out, he's a bit too loyal, and if not careful, his brand of loyalty could get his king killed.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Surprisingly, he gives one to Yusuke for paying a bit too much attention to the rules and upsetting Violet. Yusuke took it to heart, and made things right... leading to an Accidental Proposal.

King Esvobus

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All Hail the King!

  • Actual Pacifist: He hates war and actively seeks to avoid it whenever possible. At the beginning of the story, neighboring countries thought him a weakling as a result.
  • Benevolent Boss: He treats his subordinates well, and rewards them accordingly.
  • The Chessmaster: He's always got plots within plots going. His catering to Violet's whims is all part and parcel of that.
  • Doting Parent: When he's not occupied with his royal duties (and even sometimes when he is), he spends every waking moment doting on his daughter Violet.
  • The Good King: His country has prospered under his rule, and nobody from commoner to the highest noble has anything to fear from him, as long as they're not engaged in malicious activity. His backstory reveals that he actually toured the kingdom and studied very dilligently to become a king.
  • The Purge: Receiving Shinha's carrier pigeon detailing the massive amount of collusion in his own kingdom with Nossentes for the purposes of destabilizing his country forced him to declare one on the nobility. Princess Violet specifically tells Yusuke in the manga that since her father took the throne, there's never been that many people disposed of before in one sitting.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Appointed Yusuke to become Violet's bodyguard, despite being a complete stranger, after carefully vetting him by accounts from Violet, Zeshald, and various sources he can deeply trust. He also let a few minor faux-pass slide due to Yusuke mentioning that he does not know the proper protocol for being before the king, a perfectly understandable occurrence considering the fantasy medieval culture of the world setting. This continues even after Yusuke officially becomes a bodyguard, as several of Yusuke's proposed reforms are duly considered, and passed. Can't very well turn away the requests of "The Hero of Gear Hawk" carelessly, after all, especially since his own daughter was a direct party to the negotiations.
  • Satellite Character: He only appears in the story or is mentioned in relation to another character, most notably, his daughter, Violet.
  • Stealth Mentor: From the beginning, he's been training Violet to be Queen, by letting her learn from her mistakes. This has served the kingdom of Folcnac well.
  • War Is Glorious: Thoroughly averted. Prior to the start of the story, numerous antagonists have been trying to goad him into brutal war for their own benefit. He refuses to rise to the bait. That being said, if he is forced to fight back, he doesn't hesitate in bringing overwhelming force to bear, as Izappnar found out.

Shinyard Truiyard King Shinha:

A wanderer from the kingdom of Gazetta.
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Well. He's not exactly lying.

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Thanks to Yusuke's enhancements.
  • Ambiguously Brown: He's very dark skinned. Whether that's his race's natural tan is unclear.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Arrives from out of nowhere to save the parents of one of Yusuke's subordinates.
  • Blood Knight: Nothing makes him happier than going into battle and cutting people to pieces.
  • The Brute: He doesn't see a sword as a tool to protect people. He doesn't see a sword as a tool to cut people. While he does admit that a sword can be used either way, he prefers to see a sword as a tool to be swung around to hit things. He's got so much raw strength and experience doing so that he doesn't really need technique to be effective. Yusuke giving magical speed and sharpening enhancements to his sword as gratitude for saving Ifoca's parents don't hurt his feelings one bit.
  • Cycle of Revenge: Lampshaded. He's come to believe that the ongoing struggle between the Divinists and the "powerless" is unavoidable and the prosperity of one necessitates the oppression of the other.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: He's very tan, and he has very light hair.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Was introduced rescuing farmers who happened to be the parents of one of Yusuke's subordinates. Wound up becoming an antagonist out to seize Yusuke for his clan, at any price, then becomes an "ally" of Yusuke again in chapter 29.
  • Fantastic Racism: Wants to utterly exterminate all "Divine Artists" thinking that's the only way to ensure his race's prosperity.
  • The Fatalist: He's convinced that even if he's captured or killed, the next king of his people will pick up exactly where he left off, and his life literally means nothing in the grand scheme of things.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: He wields a longsword.
  • King Incognito: Called himself a wanderer, when introducing himself. Turns out he's the king of Gazetta.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: He could easily pass for a professional weight lifter or wrestler on Earth. He's also basically a pallete swapped version of He-Man.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Whenever there's a situation that threatens his clan, he goes to investigate it, personally.
  • Secret Test of Character: Gave Yusuke one by checking him out at the farm belonging to the parents of one of Yusuke's subordinates.
  • Tautological Templar: Everything the "White Clan" (which is composed entirely of "powerless") does is good because the White Clan is good, though there are limits. He is immediately suspicious when he hears that Gazetta soldiers are slaughtering "powerless" who don't immediately submit to Gazetta, not because the slaughter is wrong, but because it's wildly counter-productive to his, and his people's cause. He is also deeply suspicious about reports of Folcnac soldiers slaughtering his people on sight because that's not in Esvobus's character.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Rinshalia, the Queen of Blue Garden.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Wants to ensure his clan's prosperity... by exterminating all Divine Artists and is willing to do any nasty thing he has to in order to ensure Yusuke's cooperation with that goal.
  • You Remind Me of X: When he meets Princess Violet in person, he boldly claims that Queen Rinshalia of Blue Garden used to be the exact same way at Violet's age.

Rinshalia:

The Queen of Blue Garden.
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  • Affectionate Nickname: King Shinha calls her "Rish."
  • The Chains of Commanding: Takes running the country of Blue Garden seriously, and does not want harm to come to her people, and knows Izappnar is using them as hostages to ensure her "good behavior."
  • Childhood Friends: With Shinha. This brings up serious Fridge Logic on how they met and grew up together seeing as Gazetta and Blue Garden are on opposite sides of Folcnac. The manga does close this plot-hole a bit by showing a flashback of her playing in a "white clan" village as a child, taken there by her father.
  • Gilded Cage: She's in one as the queen of Blue Garden, and she knows it.
  • Impossibly-Low Neckline: As seen in the page image, her dress seems to be held in place by friction.
  • Rapunzel Hair: The light novel indicates that her water-colored hair reaches her knees.
  • Reluctant Ruler: She just wants to be left alone, but being a the rightful Queen, she doesn't have that option.
  • Slavery Is a Special Kind of Evil: She honestly believes this, however, lacking the authority to banish the institution in her country, she does her best to make sure those in her sphere of influence have found Happiness in Slavery.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Shinyard.

Masha and Sasha:

Queen Rinshalia's twin attendants.
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  • My Master, Right or Wrong: While they both are very loyal to Rinshalia, their loyalty manifests in different ways. One is ardently steadfast to her ideals, while the other is steadfast to her person.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: One of them is hot-headed while the other is the stoic.
  • Those Two Guys: They're always traveling together.

Plusha:

One of Zeshald's top students while he was in Blue Garden.
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  • The Apprentice: She is Zeshald's top student during his tenure in Blue Garden.
  • Attempted Rape: In the light novel, she finds herself cornered by not one or two, but four fire troupe divinists working under Vormest, who all make their intent to violate her perfectly clear, threatening genital mutilation with fire if she resists in any way, even so much as screaming in fear.
  • The Awful Truth: Learns from Yusuke that her sister wasn't as "innocent" as she was lead to believe in the Gear Hawk incident.
  • Cowardly Lion: She's terrified of warfare, yet her greatest dream is being a water elite for Blue Garden. After the Blue Garden civil war, despite being utterly terrified of Yusuke, still walked up to him to question him about Gear Hawk and her sister. Yusuke, for his part, proved that her fears were completely unfounded.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Combined with Harmful to Minors, and Bad Dreams. As a very young child, her best friend, someone she considered family, was simply left to die, horribly, when a rushed construction project with insufficient foundation collapsed during a heavy rain, simply because said person was a "powerless," and therefore treated as nothing more than a "noble's pet." This memory returns to her during her mission to spy on Zeshald as a nightmare.
  • Idiot Houdini: Though she's far from stupid, the circumstances that spared her from being prosecuted as Izappnar's spy are laughable, to say the least. She is cleared of any wrongdoing because Izappnar's attack occured while she was off-duty and she slept through the entire battle. She only learns of the attack when Blue Garden is performing clean-up work and hunting down Izappnar.
  • Making a Splash: She's a water Divinist.
  • The Mole: Was manipulated by Vormest into spying on Zeshald.
  • Unwitting Mole: To "convince" her to spy on Zeshald, Vormest stages an incident with four of his subordinates who try and rape her, and then "coincidentally" show up to stop them.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: Vormest doesn't say it explicitly, at least not to her, but he engineers an Attempted Rape scenario to make clear that he can't protect her if she's not acting as his spy on Zeshald and Queen Rishia.
  • Satellite Character: Her entire role was just to monitor Zeshald for Izappnar.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To Vormest and Izappnar.
  • You Killed My Father: Subverted. After the Blue Garden civil war, she had a chat with Yusuke and learned the truth of the Gear Hawk incident. Even though she was distraught that Yusuke killed her sister rather than capture her, as he captured most of the antagonists in the civil war, when she found out he simply didn't have the option, and acted out of fear, and inexperience, not malice, she dropped any resentment like a hot potato.

Ayuukas Ikdout:

The Orcale of the White Clan.
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  • Affectionate Nickname: King Shinha calls her "grandma." It may be litteral as she implies she had relations with King Shinha's grandfather.
  • Immortal Immaturity: She looks and acts like a child. As she says best.
    "Just because I am three thousand years old doesn’t mean that I have to behave like one."
  • Living Relic: According to her testimony she was around at the descent of at least two previous "Evil gods," and in-fact was given her immortal body by a previous "Evil God."
  • Not Growing Up Sucks: She implies that she acts like a child because she looks like one, and that's her psychological defense mechanism for all the friends and loved ones she's seen die while she lives on, immortal.
  • Precognition: She's introduced revealing a "divine prophechy" to King Shinha in Gazetta.
  • Really 700 Years Old: If she can be believed, she's 3400 years old.
  • Sensor Character: She claims that because she was granted immortality by an "evil god," she can sense them and their unique "divine arts."
  • The Tease: After meeting Yusuke in person, she constantly flirts with him, to both Yusuke and Shinha's disdain, due to her childish body.

Valerie of the Flame Whip.

The titular ruler of Wind Edge and the Elfodoras family. In truth, she's just a figurehead, and she knows it.

  • The Atoner: Invoked. To try and repair the damage done by her three generals without her consent or prior knowledge, she's working hard with Folcnac to eliminate the Modded Evil Beast menace that her subordinates unleashed.
  • Blow You Away: She has wind based powers.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Her lashing out at Yusuke is what ultimately gets her found and captured.
  • Misblamed: The military coup in Trent Rietta is all blamed upon her. Yusuke is fortunately able to prove her innocence.
  • Playing with Fire: She also has fire based abilities, as she mentions that her whip is a combination of fire and wind divine arts.
  • Puppet King: She's touted as the leader of the Elfodoras family. She's really just a figurehead living in a Gilded Cage while her three generals scheme and plot.
  • Red Baron: She is known as "Valerie of the Flame Whip."
  • Unstoppable Rage: When she saw Yusuke over Odo's body and presumed Yusuke was the one who harmed him, she lashed out until Yusuke imprisoned her in a powerful earthen cage and she saw Yusuke try to heal Odo.
  • Whip It Good: She wields a flaming whip in battle.

Odo.

A "powerless" slave belonging to Valerie.

  • Assassin Outclassin': Through sheer determination, he manages to survive an assassination attempt long enough to reach the city where Valerie was hiding herself so he could try to warn her.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: He's wholly loyal to Valerie because she treated him kindly and rescued him from horrific circumstances as a child.
  • The Determinator: Despite being grievously wounded by assassins, he travelled for days, without rest, to find Valerie and warn her about the treachery of her three generals.
  • Happiness in Slavery: He will serve and protect Valerie, no matter what, even if it costs him his own life.
  • Left for Dead: Yusuke finds him in an alley on the brink of death. He would have died if not for Yusuke's enhanced potions.
  • Loose Lips: He unwittingly reveals Valerie's identity to Yusuke, the captain of Dark God squad, whom she was trying to elude/deceive.
  • Morality Pet: To Valerie. He's the primary reason that she's a good person.
  • Undying Loyalty: He is wholly loyal to Valerie and will endure any hardship to serve and protect her.

Welsh.

Valerie's bodyguard.

  • My Master, Right or Wrong: He will stand by Valerie's side, no matter what.
  • The Strategist: He's the one coming up with the plans for Valerie to try to escape the evil machinations of her three generals.

    Antagonists 

The wind divinist

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One of the two divinists who attacked Sun's father and Sun herself when she was a small child. He's been in hiding until Zeshald left for Blue Garden. Seeing that as his "golden opportunity" he approaches Princess Violet so he can go after Sun.

  • Did Not Think This Through: Yeah, accusing Sun of being a Blue Garden spy to the impetuous Princess Violet was a good way to spite Zeshald, but only if Sun could somehow be shown to be in collusion with Blue Garden. He obviously failed to take this into account.
  • Elemental Hair: Green for wind.
  • Entitled Bastard: He and his buddy believed they had the right to go around killing any "powerless" that crossed their path. Unfortunately, at the time, this point of view was held by the majority of Divnine artists.
  • Evil Gloating: The light novel narrates that he was "drunk on his victory" because he believed he "proved" Sun's collusion when he ripped off her dress and showed off her back scar to Violet and the guards.
  • Fantastic Racism: He views "powerless" as livestock. He even called Sun and her father "cattle" when he and his buddy decided to test out their abilities, to fatal consequences.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Princess Violet and her guards don't believe Sun is a spy? Why, I'll rip off Sun's clothes, showing everyone the scar I gave her! That will convince them!
  • Malicious Slander: He accuses Sun of being a spy for Blue Garden not only to spite Zeshald, but to absolve himself of wrongdoing for attacking and killing her father, and nearly killing her as well, when she was a small child.
  • Man on Fire: Princess Violet stops his rampage by setting him on fire. He really should have seen that coming when he attacked Sun in the capitol and endangered Violet's guards with his careless use of wind divine arts.
  • Never My Fault: He utterly refuses to admit wrongdoing in going after Sun, Sun's father, and Zeshald. Attacking the three of them without provocation.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Him attacking Sun right in front of Princess Violet, ripping off Sun's clothes, proved to the world that Sun is no spy, and he's a nutjob.
    • In a more profound manner, if not for his careless accusations, Princess Violet would never have met Sun, and Yusuke might never have become the captain of Dark God squad, and all the Fridge Horror that entails.
  • No Name Given: His name is never mentioned.
  • Revenge by Proxy: He goes after Sun to strike at Zeshald by proxy when the latter is out of the country.
  • Revenge Myopia: He hates Zeshald for "ruining his life" when none of that would have happened if he and his Earth buddy hadn't gone to Rufu to "find some cattle" and not only attacked Sun's father and Sun herself, but Zeshald, the local doctor, because he and his Earth buddy thought Zeshald was the owner of Sun and her father, and he didn't want to wind up becoming a slave himself.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: As a direct consequence of being an early antagonist. While Violet was indeed looking into the Blue Garden situation, even going to the village of Rufu in person, if not for his careless attacks upon Sun's person, forcing Yusuke to fight back, Yusuke would likely have never built the watchtower landmark, captivated princess Violet, and become her "toy" as captain of Dark God Squad.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He attacks Sun right in front of Princess Violet and endangers Violet's guards and Violet herself with careless use of wind divine arts. Violet would be well justified in burning him to death. The light novel specifies that she preferred him "Medium Rare."
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: His fate in the manga is never revealed after Violet set him on fire. Was he imprisoned, executed, or did Violet really just let him be burned to death? The light novel has him arrested at Violet's command at least, after "being cooked medium-rare."
  • Would Hurt a Child: When Sun was a very young child, he enthusiastically told his Earth buddy to hold Sun down by the neck so he could one-sidedly attack her with his divine arts.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: As expected of a wind divinist, his hair is green.

Supreme Commander Izappnar:

The leader of the military of Blue Garden.
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  • Abomination Accusation Attack: He calls Queen Rinshalia insane (and believes it) because she seeks to give "powerless" in her country the same right to equality that the rest of the population has, just like her father before her, right before his death.
  • Adaptational Villainy: He comes across as considerably more unpleasant in the manga adaptation than the light novel. In the light novel, his actions are predominantly motivated by the national policy towards other nations of the late king of Blue Garden, to whom he was loyal, and isolated Queen Rinshalia to protect her from what he perceives as her own naivete. In the manga, he comes across as a man who wants to take over just to sate his own ego.
  • Ambition Is Evil: He is constantly trying to gain more and more power for himself, at all costs.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Technically, the kingdom of Blue Garden is run by the water priestess queen. In reality, he's the one in charge, and the queen is actually a figurehead.
  • Implausible Deniability: Tries to claim that their wind elites "acted on their own" in attacking the Folcnac border fortress, Gear Hawk, where Yusuke was sent.
  • Reality Ensues: At the end of the Blue Garden civil war he launched, his assets are seized, and used to compensate his victims for the damages he caused, although half of them wind up "missing," presumably stolen vby Vormest.
  • Revenge Myopia: His very first appearance, regardless of medium, is swearing vengeance on Folcnac in general, and Yusuke in particular, for the elimination of Wind Troupe. He conveniently ingores that Wind Troupe was caught red-handed engaging in war-crimes, even by in-universe standards, were the active agressors during the Gear Hawk incident, and Yusuke only killed them in self-defense, after they attacked him first.
  • Tautological Templar: He thinks he's a good man, therefore everything he does is "good" even if it involves the wanton slaughter of 80 innocent civilians building a fort on the border of a country constantly being raided by bandits from his own, his actions lead to a civil war in his own country, or openly rebelling against his very popular and benevolent queen, as well as assassinating the very influential ambassador of a foreign nation. And everyone who opposes him is a despicable villain that has to die, while anyone who even gives him lip service is a "good and noble" individual deserving of complete trust. The last one would come back to bite him, and hard.
  • This Cannot Be!: Upon seeing Yusuke's powers first hand, and having his machinations completely destroyed in one day.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: He's enraged that Folcnac, especially Yusuke, would not only survive Blue Garden's attack upon Gear Hawk, but emerge victorious.
  • Villainous Breakdown: In the manga he only has one short scene where his plans fall apart. In the light novel, it is far more pronounced, and he starts shouting at non-existent troops, hoping to prolong the civil war he'd already lost.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: His motives are a bit more nuanced in the light novel than in the manga. He is listed as being very loyal to Rinshalia's father, but not Rinshalia herself. As such, his idea of "keeping the country safe" is wildly different from hers. In his case, it includes outright eliminating Folcnac, while she prefers peaceful coexistence. Small wonder Izapnar thought assassinating her, and sending the Wind Troupe to attack Folcnac were good ideas.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He wholeheartedly believed he'd win the Blue Garden civil war because he based his estimates entirely on in-universe standards of troop mobility, strength and fighting prowess, not to mention the expertise of his trusted lieutenants and assassins. Once Yusuke's (at that point) completely unfathomable ability comes into play, along with the modern tools to which only Yusuke has access, everything Izappnar both planned and expected comes flying apart at incredible speeds, like a loose or broken chain on a fully powered chain-saw.

Vormest:

Izappnar's second in command.
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  • Abomination Accusation Attack: Implies that Folcnac's forces raped and tortured the females of the Blue Garden wind elites who attacked Yusuke's unit. (The reverse is actually true, though whether he knew that is uncertain.)
  • Adaptational Villainy: Inverted. He is far, far more heinous in the light novel than in the manga. In the manga, he just manipulated Plusha with half-truths and speculation based on what his forces would do if the Gear Hawk situation was reversed. In the light novel, he engineers a scenario where Plusha is compelled to help him, under threat of gang-rape and genital mutilation.
  • Dirty Coward: When the civil war of Blue Garden stopped going Izappnar's way, Vormest left Izappnar to twist in the wind.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: Izappnar put far too much trust in him.
  • Elemental Hair: People with magic have color-coded hair depending on their element. he's got red, for Fire.
  • Evil Red Head: He's as nasty as a viper, and he's got red hair.
  • False Flag Operation: Chapter 31 reveals that he's the one who is trying to pit Folcnac and Gazetta against each other by attacking "powerless" villages disguised as Gazetta's troops then leaving corpses of actual Gazetta soldiers on the scene while simultaneously attacking Gazetta soldiers disguised as Folcnac troops. Yusuke and King Shinha both saw through it immediately, though they're both quick to point out that others, like Hivodir, will not, and could easily be provoked into armed conflict through Misplaced Retribution.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: His clumsy attempts to sabotage Yusuke's boats en route to Nossentes is what tips off Folcnac to his presence at the port, and ultimately his capture by Hivodir, the man whose village and servants he put to the torch.
  • It's All About Me: All he cares about is his own well being, and will do anything to advance his own interests, consequences be damned.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: All his machinations and villainy come back to bite him, hard, and his betrayal of his loyal subordinates has left him with nowhere to run.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: Subverted with a literal vengeance. When a few of his subordinates in the Folcnac port openly balk at abandoning the rest of their allied unit, purely so Vormest can attempt to escape, he strikes them down with a magically summoned sword of flame, to make it look like they died in battle with Folcnac's knights. Unfortunately for him, when he's being interrogated by Hivodir, in the presence of other subordinates that he Left for Dead, he learns to his horror that Hivodir's units almost exclusively uses spears. His subordinates happily turn "State's evidence" on him as a direct result.
  • Playing with Fire: He's a fire divinist.
  • The Quisling: He has absolutely no loyalty to any country he finds himself in. He will quickly sell out his secrets to an enemy nation if it will save his hide. Unfortunately, when he tries to do this in Folcnac, his "valuable intel" is already out of date, and he's at the mercy of Hivodir and his own abandoned subordinates at the time.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Having nothing to use as a bargaining chip in Folcnac, he gets his comeuppance when King Esvobus considers his actions worthy only of execution.
  • Smug Snake: He thinks he's better than everyone he comes across, including his commander.
  • Villainous Rescue: Of all people, he comes to Plusha's aid in the light novel when she finds herself cornered by four of his subordinates. The subordinates become chagrined, not because Vormest berated them for attempted rape (which he did not), but because he mentioned that Plusha was the younger sister of a member of Wind Troupe who was killed at Gear Hawk. Which was all an act to "convince" Zeshald that she's trust worthy, and threaten her into being a mole.
  • Wounded Gazelle Warcry: His favorite tactic. He sends allies that he wounds himself into the enemy camp, posing as victims and allies, and after their wounds are treated, strike at "their allies" at the first opportunity.
  • War for Fun and Profit: Constantly looking to start armed conflicts for his own amusement. He's growing more visibly irritated with Yusuke thwarting him on each appearance.
  • We Have Reserves: When he finds himself cornered after being found out, he happily sacrifices his men without a single thought, just so he can escape.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He will happily and immediately abandon and kill any ally or subordinate the moment he deems they are no longer useful to him.

Talis Hatari:

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A villager who is presumably Sun's Childhood Friend.

  • Attempted Rape: He outright tries to rape Sun in chapter 17. Fortunately for her, Yusuke heeded Bahana's warning and gave Sun a ring of super-strength first. In the light novel, Ms. Bahana testifes that he tried to rape her as well.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: In the light novel, he introduces himself to Sun and Yusuke in a friendly and gentle manner, as opposed to his introduction in the manga where he tried to Salt the Earth by sabotaging Yusuke's vegetable garden. In either case, he's still a truly abhorent individual.
  • The Casanova: Combined with Serial Rapist. He openly brags about all the women he's "bagged" and if his Lust Object says "no," he rapes her. We have to assume these accusations are true due to his actions in chapter 17.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Immediately becomes hostile to Yusuke after seeing him move in with Sun and Zeshald. In the original light novel, he waits until Zeshald is called away to Blue Garden, and Yusuke is summoned to the capital to try and seduce Sun.
  • Curbstomp Battle: He gets one from Yusuke after challenging him for a duel with Sun as the prize. It was so one sided, Yusuke looked utterly bored.
  • Did Not See That Coming: He was openly shocked that Sun was strong enough to fight off his rape attempt and kick him in the groin.
  • Dirty Coward: He will never openly challenge, antagonize, or even complain to Yusuke in person, if he can avoid it. He prefers to sneak around in the middle of the night, trash the village vegetable garden Yusuke planted, and try to rape Sun while Yusuke is being detained by a horde of other, presumably innocent, villagers nearby. In the light novel, he gets a bit better about it, after becoming a soldier of Gazetta, but he still tried to kidnap Sun and take her to Gazetta behind Yusuke's back, only challenging Yusuke to a duel after he was stopped by Ms. Bahana and Yusuke was summoned to the scene along with Zeshald.
  • Entitled to Have You: To Sun. Even though she explicitly told him "no," he still tries to kidnap her and take her to Gazetta in the true spirit of Abduction Is Love.
  • Evil Is Petty: The very first thing he does on his introduction in the mannga is sneak into Yuskue's garden every night to sabotage and destroy the field of vegetables. Yusuke catches him in a pit-trap.
  • Fingore: In chapter 30, King Shinha cuts his hand in half like a cruel mockery of the Vulcan peace sign. In the light novel, he was in Gazetta during the attack and it was one of Vormest's men who was thus injured. In the next few pages of the manga, it graphically contines to An Arm and a Leg as Shinha's sword cuts all the way to the elbow.
  • Groin Attack: Gets one from Sun after trying to rape her.
  • Karma Houdini: He has a reputation for being a serial rapist, has been caught red-handed committing vandalism on Yusuke's vegetable garden (which is effectively trying to make him starve to death in the world setting), and actually attempted to rape Sun during their local festival, all of which was actively reported to the town council, and yet, he's still a free man. The light novel implies he got a No Holds Barred Beat Down from Rufu village guards for trying to rape Sun, but he's received no other form of punishment.
  • Named by the Adaptation: While his last name does not appear in the light novel, in the manga, Sun calls him "Mister Hatari."
  • Never My Fault: As is often depicted of rapists in fiction, he tries to claim that Sun "tempted" him because he tricked her into following him to a semi-secluded place under false pretenses.
  • Offscreen Villainy: He's supposedly a Serial Rapist.
  • The Quisling: When Gazetta troops show up recruiting disgruntled "powerless" people to bolster their army, he's the first to go. Nobody objects or even tries to stop him, as the village of Rufu pretty much considers him persona non grata by this point.
  • Rape, Pillage, and Burn: In the manga, he is seen as part of a force pretending to be Gazetta militia attacking "powerless" villages, burning them to the ground and slaughtering the inhabitants if they don't immediately and completely pledge their allegiance to Gazetta, and he's already demonstrated that he sees nothing wrong with raping women.
  • Salt the Earth: In the manga, he was introduced sabotaging Yusuke's fields, and trying to render them barren, just to spite Yusuke for no real reason.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: He does not want to honor Sun's wishes in any way, manner, or form. He accuses Yusuke of being unworthy of Sun because he took her into the battlefield, desptite the fact that Sun was the one who asked to go with him, and then makes explicitly clear that he believes the only way to truly make Sun happy and safe is to force her into the household chores, which he fully intends to do when he takes her back to Gazetta with him.
  • They Just Dont Get It: Even as he's being treated by Zeshald, with Zeshald flat out telling him that Yusuke is making Sun happy by honoring her wishes and recognizing her feelings while Talis is just projecting his ideals and lusts unto Sun, he still refuses to believe that Yusuke is the better man. Even despite the fact that Yusuke utterly curb-stomped him in a duel that he demanded.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: As a direct result of his own actions, Sun wants nothing to do with him.

Velursha:

An assassin formerly under the employ of Izappnar and Vormest. She comes under Zeshald's custody after her failed assassination attempt.
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  • The Apprentice: Zeshald takes her under his wing to train her in the healing arts due to her exceptional skill with water divinity.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Zeshald taking her under his wing, as opposed to turning her over as a prisoner of war, as well as giving her back her sense of touch has her very slowly but surely warming up to him. Being completely accepted by the village of Rufu doesn't hurt her feelings either.
  • Call to Agriculture: The light novel reveals that one of the tasks Zeshald has her do as his apprentice is tend the fields, which used to be Sun's job.
  • Dark Action Girl: As an assasssin, who does not hesitate to get her hands dirty, this is a given.
  • Defector from Decadence: Combined with I Will Fight No More Forever. In the light novel, after the Blue Garden civil war was over, she chose to go with Zeshald because she claims she's sick and tired of being an assassin, and everything that goes with it. The only other option was to work for Queen Rinshalia of Blue Garden. Locking her up was never an option as her ice powers make any cell a Cardboard Prison.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: For bonus points, she's An Ice Person, thanks to her assassin training. Because Zeshald restored her sense of touch, she's very slowly starting to get in touch with her emotions as well. For a clean sweep, the light novel reveals that her Red Baron is also "Ice Queen."
  • Did You Just Have Sex?: When Sun and Yusuke bring Dark God squad for a quick visit to help the "Song Princess," Rasasha with her illness, they find Velusha wearing a maid uniform and Zeshald calling her pet names. Neither Zeshald nor Velusha are willing to confirm or deny if their relationship has become physical.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Combined with Casual Kink. The light novel goes into greater detail regarding how she collapsed as a result of Zeshald's actions. Zeshald healed her nervous system and she fainted as a result of being overwhelmed by feelings of pleasure then smiled and blushed while unconscious. The fan comments indicate how eerily this mirrors the behavior of "M" class people.
  • Easily Forgiven: How does Zeshald respond to her trying to kill him, only surviving because of Yusuke's sacrificial ring (which Zeshald goes to great lengths to describe as Awesome, but Impractical in the light novel)? He heals her nervous system and offers her a place as his apprentice. The look of surprise she wears in the manga is the one time her stoic demeanor breaks on-screen.
  • Emotionless Girl: Thanks to her assassin training, and a near lifetime of having no sense of touch.
  • Handicapped Badass: Not having a sense of touch makes her a particularly dangerous assassin as she can specialize in Wounded Gazelle Gambit ploys to get close to her targets.
  • High-Heel–Face Turn: Goes from being Izappnar's assassin to becoming Zeshald's apprentice.
  • An Ice Person: She specializes in using ice magic.
  • Indifferent Beauty: The entire village of Rufu does not hesitate to declare her exotic beauty, and she's a Defrosting Ice Queen.
  • Lady of War: Graceful, elegant and very deadly on the battlefield.
  • Mundane Object Amazement: Having been deprived of the sense of touch for a long time, after being healed by Zeshald, thanks to the Sacred Treasure provided by Yusuke, the warmth of a simple cup of tea amazes her.
  • No Place for Me There: In the manga, she's eager to accept Zeshald's offer to go to Rufu village because she doesn't feel that she has any further purpose in Blue Garden, once Izappnar's defeated.
  • Red Baron: Ironically, she's known as "Ice Queen."
  • Subordinate Excuse: Due to her emotionless nature, it's very subtle, but she appears to be smitten with Zeshald. Later chapters of the light novel confirm that they establish a sexual relationship.
  • Touch of Death: With a simple touch, she can kill her targets by freezing their blood, or their hearts.

Rashasha:

See Active Allies.

Ranzhia:

See Active Allies.

Elfonia:

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A child soldier-assasin sent after the Dark God Squad to kill Yusuke.

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Having been subjected to intense off-screen brainwashing, she has no will of her own and must obey the orders of her assasin troupe superiors.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Her training as a Nossentes assassin is instrumental in detecting Talis and stopping him from trying to kidnap Sun.
  • Children Forced to Kill: She was brainwashed into being "a brainless doll" forced to obey any order from the Nossentes assassin squad captain, even killing people.
  • Child Soldier: The youngest shown in the series so far. She's not even 10-years-old, and she's being used to kill people.
  • Enfante Terrible: Less than 10-years-old, and she kills people with a smile on her face, though not by choice.
  • Happily Adopted: She more or less becomes Zeshald and Velusha's adopted daughter, and actually gets to be a shy, sweet child, as opposed to a brainwashed assassin.
  • Tyke Bomb: Raised to use her apparent childish innocence to get close to people so she can kill them.

The "Divine Council" of Nossentes

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Behold, the "wise" leader of Nosente's "Divine Council."
The governing body of Nosentes. They were the first to abandon their posts when King Shinha infiltrated and conquered the Nosentes capitol... that was housed in a fortress originally taken from Gazetta in conquest.

  • Bad Boss: While on the run and considering their options, they shout down a messenger and scout when he tries to tell them the fate of their citizens that fled the capitol as a result of Shina's invasion.
  • Did Not See That Coming: Both King Shinha's invasion, and their fate upon reaching Blue Garden took them completely by surprise.
  • Did Not Think This Through: While their architects did seal off most of the hidden passages that would allow an army to sneak past the defensive wall... right into the central tower, they left one passage unattended, due to it being the lair of powerful magic beasts. Of course, they neglected the fact that even magical beasts need food. By the time King Shinha's army decided to exploit that passage, the "guardian" beasts had long since starved to death. Furthermore, they routinely left their most classified materials in easy reach for whomever managed to get into the tower. So when they fled, they left all their dirty laundry for Shinha to find.
  • Easy Impersonation: They have their assassin squads disguise themselves as "powerless" all the time. There are some glaring drawbacks to this approach.
  • False Flag Operation: Since Nosentes doesn't have much in the way of an official army, the council's favorite ploy is to send covert ops to either destabilize "annoying" countries, or trick their respective armies into fighting each other, and then going in to pick up the pieces when the fighting's all done.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: They are ultimately done in by their own machinations, some of which continue to plague the world long after they're taken care of.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Once they've reached Blue Garden, fleeing from Shinha's forces, and expecting sanctuary, they learn to their horror that Shinha's messenger pigeons reached Queen Risha first, and their many sins, not the least of which is the attempt to destabilize Blue Garden, come back to bite them.
  • Morton's Fork: When they arrive at Blue Garden, they've got only two options, surrender to captivity in Blue Garden, or beg for mercy from Shina's troops. Considering the thousand odd years of abuse they've been heaping on Gazetta, they're not likely to do well with the latter.
  • Slobs vs. Snobs: Clearly on the "snobs" side, as they view themselves as "the epitome of wisdom" while everyone else is a "savage barbarian."
  • Too Dumb to Live: While some in the council do voice the perfectly valid tactic of going to Yusuke and the Dark God Squad directly for help in dealing with King Shina's invasion, the vast majority, and the leader, ultimately decide to send an assassin team, disguised as "powerless" to attack Yusuke, and have Rinzhia poison them with drugs, to provoke Folcnac into fighting Gazetta on their behalf, and allow themselves to set up government in exile. This is despite specifically mentioning that Yusuke's squad is Folcnac's strongest and most talented group of soldiers.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Remember Rinzshia and Elfonia? Those are only two of who knows how many orphans that were conscripted and forced into the assassin business.

Assassin captain:

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Maybe a bit more planning was in order?
The leader of the assassin squad Nossentes foolishly sent after Dark God Corp.

  • Asshole Victim: He truly deserved all the punishment Yusuke piled on him, and then some.
  • Did Not Think This Through: He and his squad storm the inn where Yusuke and his allies are supposedly sleeping, knowing full well about Yusuke's ability, but didn't count on expecting anything unusual whatsoever.
  • Evil Gloating: On just about every panel where he appears.
  • Explaining Your Powers to the Enemy: He just could not resist gloating, in precise detail, how Elfonia's poison dart works when Ranzhia was hit instead of either Yusuke or Rashasha. Of course, it came back to bite him when Yusuke used those taunts to disarm and remove the dart to then treat and cure the poison.
  • Hope Spot: He thinks Elfonia's surprise attack, and the poison dart's sinister design of borrowing into the flesh to deliver a slow, agonizing death from poison, where any attempt to remove the dart risks dumping the dart's entire content of poison into the victim at once, would utterly break Yusuke by being forced to watch Ranzhia die, helpless to stop it. Again, he completely neglects Yusuke's unique ability which allows Yusuke to remove the dart and treat the poison. What's worse, is that his own gloating is what taught Yusuke how to do it.
  • Never My Fault: When he grossly under-estimates Yusuke's ability and ingenuity, he immediately blames Ranzhia for his carelessness, presuming she betrayed him, and tries to kill her on the spot. Was that ever a mistake.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: His taunts about Elfonia's poison dart, and how it operates, were intended to drive Yusuke into despair as Ranzhia was slowly poisoned to death while Yusuke could do nothing without risking making it worse. Of course, these taunts serve to give Yusuke the information he needs to be able to remove the dart safely and then treat the poison.
  • No Name Given: His name is never mentioned.
  • One-Shot Character: He only appears on-screen once in the story, and is never heard from again.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: When he suspected Ranzhia was starting to develop genuine feelings for Yusuke (long before such a thing actually happened), he was planning to "discipline" her by handing her off to the rest of his squad because the men "needed a bit of fun." The lecherous smirk on all the men with him delivered the true meaning of those words to the audience.
  • Revenge Myopia: Combined with Revenge by Proxy. When Yusuke thwarted his amateurish and suicidal assassination attempt, he fixates on wanting vengeance on Yusuke for his own failure, through attacking Ranzhia.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: Even though he had misgivings about Ranzhia's allegiances, and knew Yusuke's powers are completely unique and unpredictable, he expected that killing the entirety of Dark God Squad, and framing Gazetta for it, would be so easy, he and his squad could just storm the inn where Yusuke was sleeping like mad bulls in Spain's "Running of the Bulls" yearly event. The only thing that went right was Elfonia's surprise attack, and Yusuke handled even that with ease.
  • Too Dumb to Live: His "plan" to assassinate Yusuke was so ill-thought out that if Yusuke didn't want him and his squad alive, every last one of them would have been killed, easily and horribly.

The Wind Edge clan, also known as the Elfodoras family.

A criminal organization from Trent Rietta who want to take over the country, and then the world.

Finance Officer Airzah:

The financial manager of the organization, and one of the most pro-militant and radical. Deliberately responsible for the creation of a magial beast army.

  • Bad Boss: When his plans don't go his way he abuses his subordinates. This ultimately goes very, very badly for him.
  • Corrupt Politician: He embezzled funds from his country to fund extremely unethical "magic beast" research for the purpose of weaponizing them.
  • Never Found the Body: While fleeing from the retaliation to the military coup he spearheaded, he abuses his subordinates, handling starving magical beasts. The beast handlers decide to feed him to them.
  • Too Dumb to Live: When his military coup ultimately blows up in his face, and he's fleeing from a large army, he takes his frustations out on the beast handlers with him, all who are having a hard time managing starving magical beasts. The handlers decide to kill two birds with one stone, by feeding him to the beasts.
  • War for Fun and Profit: He hired battalions of mercenaries and attacked his peaceful home country for the sake of getting rich. This doesn't work out as he planned as he failed to fully account for how expensive a prospect that is or how long wars could easily last.

GA officer Fortress.

The general affairs officer of Wind Edge.

  • Blood Knight: He believes that Trent Rietta's population needs to be "awakened" by being thrust into war.
  • Killed Off for Real: His corpse is found by Hivodir's group and he's listed as killed in action.
  • Laughing Mad: When Trent Rieatta's rightful government retaliates, along with the help of Gazzetta, Folcnac, and Blue Garden, all of whom he antagonized, and his forces start being routed, he laughs like a loon, stating that his goal of "awakening the masses" has been accomplished, and delcaring his intent to flee.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: He sends assassins after Valerie's servant, Odo, to try and prevent him from warning her about the coup and trying to kill her.

Military Officer Benefost.

The officer in charge of the military.

  • Driven to Suicide: To attone for letting herself be tricked into taking up arms against Valerie's protector, she tries to kill herself when she loses.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: So much so that she was honored to engage in a fight with Yusuke, despite knowing she'd been had by her other officers, and had no logical reason to oppose him.
  • Redemption Equals Life: Yusuke has to tell her that Valerie needs her protection to keep her from killing herself as a result of losing to him.
  • Sunk Cost Fallacy: When she learns her troops died as a result of the machinations of Fortress and Airzah, she sends the rest of her troops to fight Yusuke because if she doesn't defeat him their deaths were meaningless.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Valerie. So much so that she tries to kill herself when she fights Yusuke, and loses, because that means she raised her sword against Valerie's protector.
  • Unwitting Pawn: She was tricked into attacking Trent Rietta and Yusuke by her two fellow officers Fortress and Airzah by stories of Yusuke having killed Vallerie.

Folcnac interal governmental antagonists.

The Count:

An unnamed noble who is a collaborator for Nossentes, and Rashasha's "employer."
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  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: Subverted. The manga does show him stroking Rashasha's head gently, but it's all part and parcel of his Condescending Compassion.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Despite being very wealthy, influential, and prosperous in Folcnac, he still sells out the country to Nossentes out of sheer greed.
  • Les Collaborateurs: He's a collaborator for Nossentes.
  • Condescending Compassion: As he gives Rashasha her monthly dose of medicine, he never fails to sarcastically remind her to "take care of her body."
  • Face Framed in Shadow: To make it difficult for the audience to identify him, there is no good image of his face.
  • I Don't Pay You to Think: When Rashasha gives him her impression of Yusuke, questioning if the assessment of his character is accurate (something she'd need to verify to succeed in her mission), he shuts her down, hard, and she has to apologize for overstepping her bounds.
  • I Reject Your Reality: He is utterly convinced that the rumors regarding Yusuke are both true and completely accurate, and refuses to acknowledge Rashasha's first-hand impression.
  • Lap Pillow: While he does have Rashasha's head on his lap, and strokes her head gently, it's all purely part and parcel of a power ploy.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: By using Rashasha to bring Yusuke to Nossentes, for the purpose of luring him into a Honey Trap, Yusuke cures Rashasha, and saves the life of her "younger sister", Ranzshia, thus earning a concubine and a slave who is a highly talented assassin and Master Poisoner, both of whom become completely loyal to Yusuke. This also serves to grant Yusuke access to making healing potions, and numerous medicines, which serves to aid the entire world of Caltsio, patrician and pauper alike.
  • No Name Given: His name is never mentioned.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: He secures Rashasha's services by being the sole source of a medicine she needs to live. Him manipulating Yusuke to go to Nossentes serves to end that.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Aside from being arrogant, and conceited, he's not needlessly cruel. While he does exploit Rashasha's illness, he doesn't go and make it worse, or sabotage her medicine. He's quick to forgive her when she oversteps her bounds, and admits it, because she excels in her work, and would be very hard if not impossible to replace. He also does everything in his power to make sure she succeeds in her endeavors because he's aware that if she fails, it can come back to bite him.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: When Nossentes falls, King Shinha uses messenger pigeons to make all of Nossentes's dirty laundry public, including the spies and collaborators. This count gets executed as a result.

Marquis Ivor Vordat:

A noble in Folcnac's palace adamantly opposed to Yusuke and the Dark God squad, jealous of his accomplishments, and looking to take him down by any means neccessary.

  • Abomination Accusation Attack: To sour Yusuke's reputation with the public, he has his organization spread rumors that Yusuke is actually a pawn of King Shinha and Gazetta, as well as being "The Evil God" out to destroy Folcnac.
  • Ambition Is Evil: To make sure his faction stays in power and keeps Yusuke from becoming the next king, which they think is his ultimate aim, they're engaged in every form of skullduggery imgaginable.
  • And Then What?: He and his faction are so fixated on destroying Yusuke's character and reputation, if not the man himself, that they've completely failed to consider what happens afterwards. In the event they actually succeed, the best they can hope for is that Yusuke, and his allies, are driven to Gazetta and join King Shinha's army, making their actions a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy. Thus not only driving out their strongest and most talented troops, but leaving themselves completely vulnerable to the magical beast menace. The consequences for actually killing Yusuke are far less promising.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: All he cares about is maintaining the caste system, the good of the country and the commoners can go die in a corner. In fact, his first act of villainy is staffing Yusuke's mansion, which was built specifically for Sun's safety so she wouldn't become a hostage, and possibly comprimising Yusuke's loyalty, with servants he made hostile to the powerless, because he was insulted that Violet took a liking to her, and sheltered her in the castle.
  • Batman Gambit: He tries to pull one on Violet. By framing her father for planning an amateurish assassination attempt on Yusukue, using an anonymous note warning her, hoping to drive her to challenge her father, and thus frame Yusuke for inciting rebellion. Of course, Violet is smarter than that and went to Yusuke first, after seeing through it.
  • Brainwashing: When spreading rumors, blatant lies, or prosecutor fallacy ploys fail to ellicit hostility from the masses towards Yusuke, the Hero of Gear Hawk, and repeated savior of Folcnac, Vordat is more than willing to employ brain-washing drugs to compel people to try and attack Yusuke. Although evidence of Vordat's followers engaging in this is abundant, Vordat himself has more than enough Plausible Deniability to prevent direct retaliation.
  • The Determinator: He just will not stop trying to "expose" Yusuke, no matter how many times he's thwarted.
  • Did Not See That Coming: He and his followers were stunned when Princess Violet attended the "trial" where Yusuke was being formally charged of sabotaging their "elite anti-evil beast squad" with defective equipment, and actually acted like a proper ruler instead of the flighty Tomboy Princess they expected.
  • Driven by Envy: The crux of his grudge against Yusuke and Dark God Squad is the fact that he covets everything Yusuke's earned throughout the story, the mansion, the affections of Princess Violet, his "Hero" title, his concubine and lovely female slave, the adoration of the public at large, his wealth, all of it, and because Vordat can't have it, he's going to do absolutely everything he can to make sure Yusuke can't have it either.
  • Dwindling Party: Both played straight and inverted. The narration notes that his faction used to be one of many oopposed to Yusuke, due to knowing nothing about him, his unusual powers, his loyalties, or motives. However, as his accomplishments and popularities grew, the number of people and factions, as a whole, opposed to him began to dwindle, due to either having their reservations and concerns satisfied, or being found in collusion with elements harmful to the kingdom. Those who remained hostile, however, flocked to his banner, thus increasing his influence, although even then, their loyalty to him and his "cause" is rather tenuous, and he knows it.
  • The End Justifies The Means: In his mind, his goal of crushing Yusuke and the Dark God squad and undoing all of Yusuke's endeavors justifies any and every action he takes, no matter how despicable.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: When one of his supporters voices the idea to torch the "Powerless" district in Folcnac's capitol, just to spite Yusuke, Vordat is the first to balk, and basically calls the guy an idiot. This is purely for pragmatic reasons, however. Vordat rightly points out that such an act would not only give Gazetta the causus belli they so desperately need for all out war against Folcnac, but would bring the full wrath of Yusuke down on their heads, and the last time that happened, an entire troupe of specialists were literally squashed like bugs. This turns the entire "anti-dark god" faction green with fear.
  • Evil Is Petty: While he's been unpleasant to Yusuke from the beginning, what really sets him off, to the point of plotting outright treason, is that Yusuke sarcastically retorts "you bureaucrats sure have it rough" when said bureaucrats tried to imply that their lives are more difficult than his, at a point where he's been in life or death situations, repeatedly, while they've been living comfortably in the royal palace, doing nothing more dangerous than pushing papers around and bean counting.
  • Fantastic Racism: Aside from coveting Yusuke's rewards and status, his greatest complaints against Yusuke are the latter's efforts to improve the lives of the "powerless" living in the capitol, and the kingdom as a whole, whom he thinks should be grateful to be treated as livestock, and the fact that Yusuke has Sun as a Love Interest, so he staffs Yusuke's mansion with servants who hold a similar mindset without informing them beforehand, hoping to generate friction that he could exploit to discredit Yusuke. Yusuke nipped that particular ploy in the bud, though Vordat boasts of having spies within the mansion.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He and many in his faction are jealous of Yusuke's accomplishments and hard-earned rewards, especially his concubine who used to be a famous high class prostitute that any of them would have a hard time affording a night with, but whom Yusuke, if he so desired, could enjoy at any time he wishes.
  • Heel Realization: Although he doesn't change his opinion of Yusuke in the slightest, nor the "righteouness of his cause," he fully comprehends his approach was wrong when his Malicious Slander turns into a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy in chapter 97 of the light novel.
  • Knight Templar: He's so convinced that he's right, and Yusuke is a threat to the kingdom that he refuses to see any evidence to the contrary.
  • Malicious Slander: Vordat's primary strategy to undermine Yusuke's support in the capitol is to spread baseless rumors besmirching his reputation.
  • Moral Myopia: He tries to sway the aristocracy and peasantry for his own benefit, abandoning them when it's no longer profitable, but when they leave him for their own interests, he calls them "ungrateful bastards."
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Averted. He's Hivodir's "loyal" retainer, but despite Yusuke saving Hivodir's life several times, protecting the family estate, and befriending Hivodir himself, not to mention making it crystal clear that he has no ambition to marry Violet and take the throne, Vordat continues to work against Hivodir's interests to try and crush Yusuke due to a perceived threat to his own position.
  • Never My Fault: When his "anti- god squad" elites get killed off fighting evil beasts that Yusuke warned him might not be defeated by the equipment they requested, and his warnings were ignored, Vordat tried to blame Yusuke for providing "defective tools." Needless to say, this arguement of his blew up in his face when Yusuke was actually brought to the royal court to defend himself, and Vordat still thinks Yusuke is the depsicable schemer while he's blameless.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: From the beginning of the story, he's been a major road-block to Yusuke, from behind the scenes. His faction is directly responsible for Yusuke not only being roped into forming Dark God squad, when Yusuke simply wanted to live quietly in Rufu village, but sending him to Gear Hawk fortress in the first place, where he was set upon by Wind Troupe from Blue Garden, all because Yusuke created a popular tourist attraction, the watchtower, at the request of Princess Violet, in the commoner's district. From that point on, he's done everything he can to spite and inconvenience Yusuke, and getting more and more irritated when his schemes continuously backfire, actually making Yusuke more popular, wealthy, and influential instead, to the point that he's prepared to engage in outright treason, just for the chance to strike at Yusuke's reputation, if not at Yusuke himself.
  • Principles Zealot: He and his faction are so devoted to the Four Gods Faith, despite knowing it's false, that they're willing to endanger themselves to sabotage and thwart the Five Race Union international treaty negotiated by King Esvobus, Queen Rishalia of Blue Garden, King Shinha of Gazetta, and the rightful government of Trent Rietta. The reason for this is that they wholly believe abandoning the false Four Gods Faith in favor of racial equality is absurdly preposterous even though the Five Race Union is not only their best hope of peaceful coexistence with Gazetta which is clearly on the ascendancy this time around, but is the population's best chance of surviving the magical beast menace that was created and unleashed by Nossentes, the creator and founder of the Four Gods Faith.
  • Proof by Examples: He believes Yusuke is merely pretending to be humble and have no ambition to seize the throne because that's how he, his fellow conspirators, and their underlings operate. The possibility that Yusuke's efforts for the good of the kingdom are done purely for their own merit is never given a conscious thought.
  • Prosecutor's Fallacy: Invoked and exploited. When Blatant Lies fail to do the job, his faction resorts to twisting the accounts of Yusuke's exploits by displaying a timeline of the incidents surrounding Yusuke while leaving notable gaps in the information ripe for malcontents and conspiracy theorists to fill with their own imaginations, thus deliberately painting Yusuke as a horrific individual without technically slandering him. This has led to several riots.
  • The Resenter: He loathes Yusuke because Yusuke accomplished many things he can't even dream of.
  • Smug Snake: He's wholly convinced that he's vastly superior to Yusuke on every level, and will do anything he can to "prove" it.
  • Status Quo Is God: Essentially what he's trying to invoke. He is so utterly terrified of the slow and gentle abolishment of the heavily flawed caste system under which Folcnac operates that he's going out of his way to paint Yusuke as a monstrous individual. For bonus points, the status quo is manifested by an actual religion, "The four gods faith" that he knows is false.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: Downplayed. To counter Yusuke's long list of accomplishments, and "prove" that Yusuke is undeserving of his honors and awards, Vordat and his faction form a task force comprised of battle-hardened elites, have Esvobus and Violet order Yusuke to equip them with gear similar, if not identical, to Dark-God squad, and then send them out to face the magical beast menace. When this fails spectacularly, they try to blame Yusuke for it.
  • Tall Poppy Syndrome: A lampshaded in-universe example. After Vordat hears Yusuke fled to Gazetta, as a direct result of his own assassination attempt, Vordat and his "anti-dark god squad" faction officially recognize that Yusuke has indeed done a great deal of good for their native country, and themselves, but they irrationally hate and distrust him because he's risen in power and influence far, far too quickly for their tastes, so they want to "cut him down to size," no matter what.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Despite Yusuke repeatedly coming to the aid of his household, namely Hivodir, and saving their estate from armed antagonists, and granting Hivodir numerous battle accomplishments, he is so fixated on a non-existent threat that he's out to crush Yusuke, no matter the cost or the means.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Normally noted to be stoic and saying little, he is noted to be found shouting at the rest of the "Anti-Dark God" faction he organized, and pounding furniture specifically yelling What Were You Thinking? in regards to Esvobus when Yusuke goes to Gazetta after Vordat's own assassination ploy. He calms down in a hurry when others in his faction start suggesting torching the "powerless" district, to spite Yusuke in retaliation. Even Vordat realizes this is a bad idea, not only due to giving Gazetta the casus belli to launch all out war, but possibly triggering a civil war and demoralizing Folcnac's own troops.
  • Xanatos Gambit: In chapter 94 of the light novel, an assassination attempt on Yusuke is made, by a pair of rank amateurs who are former citizens of Nossentes, riled up by false reports blaming Yusuke for the fall of their country. In the next chapter, it is revealed that this was a ruse to try and provoke Princess Violet to confront her father, and then accuse Yusuke of inciting rebellion, so he can be arrested and possibly executed. Either way, Vordat "wins." Of course, per usual, he completely overestimates his own cunning, and underestimates both Violet and Yusuke. There is also the fact that his faction's in a rush to try and thwart the Five Races Union treaty that he's firmly convinced threatens his position, and he's convinced himself that Yuskue, not King Esvobus is behind it, and is using some kind of magic to compel the king.

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