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The Slayers is an animu about a sorceress and her adventuring party of murderhobos. Those short stories got converted into comics, then later into animu, in series, minis series and movie formats.
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The main character is an absurdly overpowered bexm Lina Inverse and her companions. In the series this is the idiot Gourry, the chimera Zelgadis and the princess Amelia.
There is another shrine maiden Sylphiel and in the third season the dragon priestess Filia.
In the movies, her companion is the battleslut wizardess, Naga the white serpent notable for her huge tits and annoying laughter. One cannot speak of Slayers without mentioning Xelloss, the mysterious priest.
Son of the demon-goddess of beasts and most powerful demon outside the ranks of the demon-gods, he is a trickster and a liar fiercely loyal to his mother’s plans. Through the series there were a collection of interesting villains that any DM should learn from, either from what to do, or what not to do.
A clone of him reappears in season 2; this incarnation seeks only to destroy the heroes to prove he is more powerful than the original, a pretty good example of Neutral Evil. Another wizard villain shows up in season two: Halcyform, a man who sold his soul to the Mazoku for immortality.
Again, he’s a sympathetic villain who will stop at nothing to resurrect his dead wife. Sad problem is, without the interference of Hellmaster Phibrizzo demon god of death or Lord of Nightmaresall deaths are final in the Slayers-verse. Season two also introduces Demon Dragon King Gaav, a rebellious demon-god who, due to a rebellion in the past, had his form locked into that of a human.
He wears a badass anachronistic gold trench coat. Later in the season a string-pulling Phibrizzo shows up in the form of a shotaLina goes into god-mode summoning the Lord of Nightmares into herself to kill him. The third season introduces a new part of the world to explore, and what’s the first they find? That’s right, Gaav’s head lackey and gay lover Valgaav waiting to get revenge! He has aligned himself with lesser gods from an adjacent material world. Well, suffice it to say, there is a happy ending.
Introduced in season 2 is an interesting foil for Gourry; Zangulus a mercenary obsessed with proving he is more powerful than the mindless oaf. Using a magic sword and near equal fighting skill he holds his own, and shows to be useful to the heroes now and again, but never stealing the spotlight. A good example of how a DMPC can be used in a game without actually hurting the game.
Whilst the precise cast of characters and more importantly details on those characters varies between the light novel and anime continuities, there’s still a pretty solid core set. Lina Inverse is our star, a Chaotic Neutral Black Mage who has an uncanny aptitude for the most destructive spells in her setting, most famously the Dragon Slave, which is pretty much THE biggest boom in the canon. And she uses all this magic of mass destruction in a VERY casual manner. Vain, arrogant, temperamental, greedy and gluttonous, she mostly travels to gain loot, see new places and make herself famous.
Her big sister is a famous archmage and hero, and her twitching inferiority complex over being essentially the less-powerful, less-attractive, less-successful version of her is at the root of many of her personal issues.
Gourry Gabriev is Lina’s dumb-as-a-stump meatshield and longest traveling companion. There are hints of a romantic attraction between the two, but it usually goes nowhere, save in the odd season finale.
Pretty good at swordfighting, actually, and wields the setting equivalent of a lightsaberbut, well, is ultimately stuck being the sole single-classed fighter in a series where everyone else at least dips something a bit more His ability to kill a man with a thrown acorn is a bit less impressive when his partner’s go-to attack spell is the magical equivalent of a tactical nuke, ya feel me?
Has a surprisingly tragic backstory that never gets mentioned or brought up. Zelgadis Graywords is a cursed sorcerer-swordsman whose great-grandfather, the famous Red Priest Rezo, magically fused him with two different kinds of monsters to make him stronger.
From a Blue Demon, he gained increased magical aptitude and superhuman speed and reflexes, whilst a Stone Golem gave him super-tough rocky skin and metallic wire for hair.
He hates looking like a freak and is always out to find a cure for his condition. Has kind of a thing for Amelia that is a bit more explicit than the other main romantic couple in the series. The fact that he’s often the only character taking things seriously is in and of itself often hilarious.
His super-durable body has, on various occasions, resulted in him blocking cannonballs by headbutting them and being used as a makeshift ship’s anchor. Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun is a well-meaning, cheerful, good-hearted white mage princess who thinks she’s in an old-school magical girl-style series, and conducts herself accordingly. Ironically, she predates many of the slayerss of the genre she’s a spot-on parody of.
Has a big heart and a flair for drama that causes her to serve as the moral compass of the party, despite being the youngest. Is probably Naga the Serpent’s younger sister, though nobody can prove anything confirmed in the novels. Xellos is the enigmatic trickster priest of the Mazoku racewho specializes in trolling Lina’s group and playing them like puppets.
Is an evil jerk, but he’s funny and charming enough to also be a fan favorite. Naga the Serpent is Lina’s original traveling partner, before she finally managed to ditch her.
An incredibly arrogant ditz with a laugh that can crack glass, she infuriated Lina as much for her bungling stupidity as for her incessant wearing of super-skimpy clothing to show off her ridiculously oversized rack, which made Lina feel quite inadequate. Filia Slyaers Copt is a Gold Dragon priestess who recruits Lina’s party to help her save the world in the third season of the anime.
She knows some white magic, and tends to whip out the mace she keeps under her skirt to beat on Xellos whenever he shows up. Of course, this means many members of the fandom have shipped the two as a couple. Pokota is a prince whose people were experimented upon by Rezo, resulting in him being ripped out of his body and stuck in the body of a living doll.
Sylphiel Nels Lahda a timid cleric and Gourry childhood friend, which means, according to the laws of anime, she have a crush on him. His slsyers and protective magic are second to none, but she is comically inept at casting offensive spells.
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Despise this, somehow she manage to learn how to use the Dragon Slave in the same level that Lina. The plot in Slayers is kind of an ups and downs thing. At the very start, you need to know that there are two major continuities; the original Light Novels, which never made it out of Japan AND where a lot of information is literally made up by the author on the fly in interviews, and the anime, which mostly sticks to the light novels where it can, but does its elayers thing, and doesn’t try to info dump on the world.
So, yeah, skayers stick to the latter. There are currently 5 seasons of the Slayers anime – well, technically 8. See, the Slayers tends to internally divide each season into two major plot-lines, which are told over their own 13 episode arc, although they share a greater continuity.
In fact, the last two official seasons – Revolution and Evolution-R – are literally the result of taking this to the official level, consisting of only 13 episodes apiece and fitting together as a single meta-season. The general plotline is that Lina Inverse goes running around looking for bandits to rob and ruins to loot, but keeps getting embroiled in bigger shit.
Season one, or spayers Slayers”, consists of two arcs. In the first, “The Red Priest Arc”, Lina meets and teams up with Gourry and Zelgadis, as she becomes embroiled with trying to keep the magical Philosopher’s Stone away from Rezo the Red Priest, who turns out to be vassal to one of the seven fragments of Ruby-Eyed Shabranigdo. When things go wrong, the three are forced to fight together to prevent this fragment of the ultimate evil from annihilating the world. In the second arc, “The Copy Rezo Arc”, Lina’s party grows to include Amelia, and they find themselves having do gesm battle bewm Copy Rezo, an insane clone of the Red Priest who wants to annihilate them all in vengeance.
Season two, or “The Slayers Next”, again consists of two arcs. Lina desperately needs to find it because the outcast Mazoku Lord, Chaos Dragon Gaav, is trying his hardest to kill her! But when they succeed at that, it only leads to more problems; it turns out Gaav wanted Lina dead because her personally designed ultimate spell, the Giga Slave, is actually sllayers invocation of the Lord of Nightmares – which means that if Lina ever loses control of it, she will annihilate the entire universe!
Worse yet, the Mazoku Lord Hellmaster Phibrizzo knows she can cast this spell, and will stop at nothing to force Lina into casting it, resulting in the surprisingly dramatic “Hellmaster Arc”. Season three, “The Slayers Try”, opens up the Slayers world. Centuries ago, the segment of the world where Lina and slayrs buddies live was sealed behind a Mazoku-created barrier.
Now, that barrier has fallen, and the party reunites with plans of exploring the strange new realms beyond. These innocent plans are scuttled when a Golden Dragon priestess from the outer world named Filia recruits the Slayers to avert a prophecy of doom in bes “Darkstar Prophecy Arc”, which also sees them facing off against Slauers, the half-mazoku dragon servitor of Chaos Dragon Gaav.
In ebsm 13 episode, the Slayers meet Pokota, a cursed prince who is looking for some way to restore his lost kingdom. However, Pokota isn’t the only survivor of his kingdom, and first, they must stop his one-time ally, who has instead become obsessed with destroying the neighboring kingdoms that he feels betrayed their own.
Unfortunately, when they succeed, another fragment of Shabranigdo is restored alongside of him, and they must battle to save the world once again. As touched upon under Plot, because of the rather The foundation of the multiverse is a swirling ocean of golden primordial chaos.
From itself, the Lord of Nightmares has created the various worlds, which are depicted as plates sitting atop cosmic slayesr that rise from this golden sea. We know of Lina’s world, and have no idea how many others there are, although it’s suggested that four are known to Lina’s world in total. In each world, the Lord of Nightmare created life – most specifically, the beings called “Shinzoku” and “Mazoku”, terms that are difficult to translate from the Japanese, but most closely work as “Gods” and “Monsters”.
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She charged the Shinzoku with preserving their chosen world, and the Mazoku with destroying it. In truth, she doesn’t care which force wins; she slayets enjoys watching the conflict as a source of amusement from her eternal ennui. In the Slayers World, the Shinzoku manifested as mighty dragon-gods, served by lesser dragon underlings.
Eons ago, the two fought a mighty bessm, which resulted in Ceiphied splitting Shabranigdu into seven pieces and cursing those pieces to be repeatedly bound into the bodies of different human hosts, in hopes that eventually this would cleanse him of his nihilistic instincts nesm end his threat to the world.
Ceipheed then vanished, and is implied to have been mortally wounded. During a later titanic battle, Aqualord Ragradia was slain by the Mazoku Lords, which is why the art of Holy Magic has been all but lost in the Barrier Realms.
Of the five, we only know real details about the first two. At some point in the past, Chaos Dragon Gaav was sealed inside of a mortal host, much like his master – unlike Shabranigdu, he was not strong enough to resist the “purifying” effect of being bonded to human souls, which stripped him of the instinctive yearning for obliteration that all Mazoku are supposed to feel.
This made him a traitor to the Mazoku race, who are supposed to eagerly seek the annihilation of all things, whereas Gaav wanted to live and enjoy himself. For this reason, he took to wandering the land and indulging in whatever whim he felt, whilst occasionally rising up to strike slayerw particularly powerful threats to the world. This culminates in Slayers Next, when he attempts to kill Lina Inverse for the sake of preserving the world from her deadly Giga Slave spell.
Instead, he himself is killed when, after Lina weakens him in self defense, Hellmaster Phibrizzo takes advantage of his condition to strike him down. Hellmaster Phibrizzo is a sadistic, manipulative monster even by the standards of the Mazoku. Possessing authority over the otherwise undetailed underworld of the Slayers dimension, he has the power to raise the dead and slay the living with just a thought.
Having learned of Lina Inverse’s Giga Slave spell, he becomes the big villain of the second half of Slayers Next, where he tries to force her to use the spell in hopes that slayera will lose control and annihilate everything. Instead, Lina Inverse ends up being possessed by the Lord of Nightmares elayers, whereupon Phibrizzo has a surprisingly creepy mental breakdown, shifting from begging her to destroy him to trying desperately to save himself.
Ultimately, the Lord of Nightmares effortlessly obliterates him, ending his threat to the world.