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A light novel series written by Kurokata and illustrated by KEG. Ordinary High-School Student, Ken Usato and his classmates, Suzune Inugami and Kazuki Ryuusen are summoned to another world as heroes. Although Usato was summoned by accident, he is soon discovered to have an uncanny gift for Healing Magic. This attracts the attention of Rose, head of the kingdom's Rescue Squad...and not because she wants him to be a mere healer. It turns out the wrong way to use healing magic is to recover from harsh physical training. Hilarity Ensues.
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  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: After Kazuki's emotional outburst mentioned below, King Lloyd Bluegust Lyngle gets on his knees and begs the heroes to help save his world.
  • A Mother to Her Men: Although Rose (founder and leader of the Rescue Squad) is mean and even abusive towards her subordinates, she cares about them a great deal and feels personally responsible when one of them gets injured or killed.
  • Ascended Fan Girl: Suzune, an otaku, is absolutely overjoyed to be in her situation.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Inverted. Rose promises Felum, the Demon Black Knight to "beat their character into shape". Considering her training regimen that can make hardened knights shake in fear, you'd wonder if an actual torture would be less harsh...
  • Combat Medic: Usato is recruited into the Kingdom Rescue Squad, a military unit whose job is to provide medical attention using healing magic. The leader of the Squad, Rose is this trope taken Up to Eleven, as her training regime is harsher than a knight's, and she can easily crush a knight's gauntlet barehanded.
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  • Cool Pet: Usato adopts a blue grizzly cub that he creatively names Bluey.
  • Determinator: Usato's defining trait is his desire to overcome any obstacle he faces, no matter how difficult it may be.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: There is no question that Nack has had a Dark and Troubled Past, with him being kicked out of his family and bullied relentlessly because of him having the wrong type of magic. However, thanks to Training from Hell on Usato's part and despite nearly being killed by Mina in a mock battle, he successfully severs all ties with his past, regains his ability to heal others and is able to join the Rescue Squad.
  • Fantastic Racism: The kingdom outside Lyngel's rule is guilty of two kinds:
    • Healing mages are often seen as inferior to pretty much any other kind and are regularly bullied by groups of people.
    • Beastfolk are not treated well to say the least. However, it goes two ways with beastfolk, somewhat justifiably, are hesitant to trust humans and can get outright aggressive with them even if they haven't done anything wrong.
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  • The Good King: Lyngle is a kindhearted ruler who even insists that prisoners of war be treated fairly.
  • Healing Magic: Healers are not only capable of healing others and/or themselves, but can also improve their physiology, enhancing their physical prowess to superhuman levels.
  • Healing Magic Is the Hardest: In two different ways:
    • The first is that users of healing magic often have to go through Training from Hell just to be even a Combat Medic. If you want to make a significant impact on the battlefield, training your body is your only option while comparatively speaking no other magic user has to have training quite as hard or taxing. Even worse if you've got a defect that renders you unable to use all of it's applications like Nack or Olga.
    • It's also this from a social view as everyone can learn recovery magic to heal their own wounds. While healing magic does make the process go faster, strictly speaking it's not necessary for anyone to have if they want to make it in this world. As a result healing mages are often subject to Fantastic Racism, which makes it harder to form relationships and such.
  • Heroic Build: Usato gets pretty ripped from his training.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Rose may rude and abrasive, but she really does care about people, which is why she founded the Rescue Squad.
  • Legions of Hell: The heroes were summoned to combat a demon army, who are steadily extending their influence.
  • Last-Name Basis: For some reason, Usato is never referred to by his given name.
  • Light 'em Up: Kazuki has an aptitude towards light magic.
  • Parental Abandonment: An interesting case in the sense that Nack's parents were a case of Good Parents... until his ninth birthday where his magical aptitude was discovered to be healing instead of water. Eventually they straight up kick him out of the house and send him to Luquis.
  • Reality Ensues: Kazuki is understandably upset about essentially being abducted and asked to fight in someone else's war.
  • Shock and Awe: Suzune has an aptitude towards lightning magic.
  • Short Range Fighter Long Range Fighter: The big difference between Nack and Mina in terms of combat. Nack's magic is only useful for giving him a slightly faster Healing Factor, while Mina's allows her to shoot out balls of explosive magic. This actually plays a large role in their fight in chapter 63. Nack has no option but to get in close and force close quarters combat. By contrast Mina can easily shoot out explosive blasts but she can't use them too close for fear of injuring herself.
  • The Tease: Suzune occasionally flirts with Usato in a joking manner. However, such teasing completely flies over his head.
  • Training from Hell: Rose's training regiment is so intense and traumatic that even hardened knights cringe in fear whenever it's mentioned.
  • Underestimating Badassery: A rare case occurs in chapter 63, in which both combatants are guilty of this trope. Mina naturally underestimates Nack in their fight, having been his bully for years as well as being extremely adept in explosion magic. Even though she witnessed first-hand how powerful a healing mage could be in the form of Usato, she had no reason to assume a mere 5 days of training would cause Nick to significantly improve to her level. Likewise, Nack presumed that Mina's only strong point was her explosive magic which he could easily dodge but this caused him to completely neglect her shield, which actually helps her once he gets into close-range.
  • Worthy Opponent: Mina actually praises her former victim for making her go serious and how well he was able to last in what she presumed was an absolute loss for him.
  • Yandere: Mina. When Nack was revealed to only be capable of using healing magic and got kicked out of his family as a result; she proceeded to bully and belittle him in a twisted sense of possession. However, when it looked like Nack was about to sever ties with everyone in his dark past, including her; she used Explosion magic at her fullest potential and used Reinforcement to strengthen it further which had the capacity to harm others including herself. All of this to keep the "one she can't let go".
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