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Light Novel / A Most Unlikely Hero

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A Sci-Fi/Harem series written by Brandon Varnell, with illustrations done by XuanHanNin.

Teenage super-genius, Alex Ryker, dreams of becoming a hero. However, being a Destructive Savior who doesn't follow orders gets him expelled from the police academy he is attending. Alex soon meets Gabrielle, a princess from the planet Angelise who has run away from home due to being forced into an Arranged Marriage. Befriending Gabrielle, Alex promises to protect her from anything that comes their way.


  • Ambiguously Human: Alex has superpowers despite the human race supposedly lacking any. This brings his own humanity into question. It's revealed in Vol. 4 that Alex is in fact an angelisian/daemon hybrid.
  • Big Bad: Gabrielle's father, King Lucifer.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Alex basically raised his step-sister, Alice ever since their parents died and is very protective towards her.
  • Child Prodigy: Alex was building functioning robots at five years old!
  • Clueless Chick Magnet: Being a stereotypical harem protagonist, Alex has at least three girls pining for him and is none-the-wiser. He eventually learns of Gabrielle's feelings for him, but even that had to be spelled out for him.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Alex is always eager to help those in need even at his own expense.
  • Evil Is Petty: Lucifer once destroyed an entire planet just because one of its representatives insulted him.
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  • Evil Overlord: King Lucifer is a cruel tyrant who rules most of the Milky Way galaxy with an iron fist and ruthlessly destroys those who oppose him.
  • Genius Ditz: Gabrielle is an even better scientist than not only Alex, but also most other aliens with similar scientific backgrounds. The problem is that her knowledge is incredibly lacking in other matters such as sex or even basic social interaction. This is due to Gabrielle and her sisters apparently being allowed to be educated solely in subjects that interested them.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Alex finds new and even ridiculous reasons for hating himself despite being an improbably good person who is solely motivated by doing the right thing.
  • It Amused Me: Pretty much anything Lucifer does is to entertain himself.
  • Non-Human Humanoid Hybrid: Alex.
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  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Subverted. Alex and Gabrielle's expertise are limited to engineering, physics, and robotics.
  • Our Angels Are Different: Gabrielle's species, angelisians, are an alien race who resemble angels with the ability to manipulate their own auras.
  • Our Demons Are Different: Daemons are an alien race who draw power from some kind of inner-demon each of them have in their souls.
  • Recycled Premise: Obviously and admitted by Word of God to be heavily inspired by To Love-Ru.
  • Rescue Romance: Alice's best friend, Jasmine de Truaunte has been head-over-heels for Alex ever since he rescued her from a group of sex traffickers.
  • Undying Loyalty: Lucifer's general, Azazel is weirdly devoted to his king despite being a fairy decent guy who is on (relatively) good terms with the main characters.

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