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Recap / Overlord 2012 Episode 04 Ruler Of Death

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The Sunlight Scripture, led by Nigun Grid Luin prepares to attack Carne Village and kill Gazef Stronoff. When Carne Village is surrounded, Gazef requests Ainz Ooal Gown to protect the village once more, knowing that it is a selfish request. However, Ainz agrees due to his respect for him and hands him a souvenir sculpture as a gift which confuses Gazef. Gazef and his troops valiantly attempt to save the villagers from the fighting. Gazef uses his martial arts against the angels but he becomes overwhelmed by their magic, resulting in all his troops dead or unable to fight. Nigun tells Gazef that he should abandon the villagers and save his own life. Instead, Gazef taunts Nigun by telling him that someone in the village is stronger than he is. Nigun thinks he's bluffing and orders his angels to finish Gazef off. However, just before he is killed, he is suddenly teleported along with his men to the village storage house. Gazef notices that the sculpture has vanished from his hand, now realizing that he was saved by none other than Ainz.


Ainz confronts the Sunlight Scripture and requests them to surrender or face the consequences. Ainz uses Negative Burst on the Archangel Flame and uses Hell Flame on the Principality Observation. Nigun becomes desperate and uses the sealing crystal which summons the Dominion Authority. Ainz feels utterly disappointed at even his strongest angel, showing it in his expression. Nigun thinks Ainz is joking and orders the Dominion Authority to attack but it does the slightest damage to him. Albedo gets mad and curses this lower life form of hurting her beloved. Ainz calms Albedo down and uses Black Hole on the Dominion Authority. Nigun begins to beg for his life but he is turned down by Ainz and Albedo. The remaining members face the consequences of their foolishness.

Ainz easily defeats the Sunlight Scripture and returns to Nazarick. He announces and orders his NPCs to spread his name to the New World while his servants misinterpret his declaration and prepare for their own plan on taking over their world.


The episode contains examples of:

  • Badass Boast: Ainz makes and awesome speech after defeating all of Sunlight Scripture's powers:
    Ainz: Ainz Ooal Gown. In the past, there was no one who did not know this name.
  • Chekhov's Gun: That item Ainz gave to Gazef turns out to be a teleportation device which is used to transport Gazef and his men back to Carne Village.
  • Defiant to the End: After hearing Ningun's intent in slaughtering Carne Village, Gazef merely laughs and mocks Ningun by telling him that he's gonna enjoy when the former faces Ainz Ooal Gown.
  • Dirty Coward: Nigun shows his weaselly nature by begging Ainz to spare him but leave his men to their fates.
  • Ironic Echo: Ainz repeats what Ningun has said to Gazef before giving his just desserts.
    Ainz: Cease your pointless existence and lay down like a good dog.
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  • Mook Horror Show: Gets progressively worst for the antagonists when their angel forces can decimated by Ainz like he's squashing insects.
  • No-Sell: No matter how much the Sunlight Scripture stab or blast him, Ainz isn't going down. Even Dominion Authority couldn't do anything other than hurting Ainz a bit and he's actually laughing about it.
  • The Stinger: Albedo, Demiurge and the forces of Nazarick decide to help their master's dream in conquering the world.
  • This Cannot Be!: Nigun and the Sunlight Scripture are flabbergasted after witnessing Ainz destroy their entire angel forces.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Albedo enters a berserker rage upon learning that something has hurt Ainz, albeit a little.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Gazef and his men march off to face the Sunlight Scripture so that everyone in Carne Village can evacuate.

Major Events
  • Gazef Stronoff and his warrior troops battle against the Sunlight Scripture and are almost obliterated by them.
  • Gazef and his troops are teleported to Carne Village, saving their lives, thanks to Ainz.
  • Ainz Ooal Gown confronts and defeats the Sunlight Scripture.
  • Ainz discovers that YGGDRASIL magic and items exist in this world.
  • Battle of Carne Village ends.
  • Momonga officially renames himself as Ainz Ooal Gown.
  • Ainz orders his NPCs to make his name an eternal legend throughout the New World.
  • The Floor Guardians prepare a plan in secret to take over the world without Ainz's knowledge.

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