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|“||I will announce the goal for everyone turn Ainz Ooal Gown into an eternal legend. If there are many heroes, then we will replace them all. Let the entire world know that Ainz Ooal Gown is the true hero!||„|
|~ Ainz Ooal Gown establishing his main goal.|
|“||I am the one known as the Guildmaster of Ainz Ooal Gown. When engaging in PvP, the actual chance of victory is high, invincible against even those with flawless builds. How can I lose to the type of person who solely relies on their attribute. Furthermore, the most important fact is the strong bond I have with Peroroncino. Know that this battle was over even before it had begun, Shalltear.||„|
|~ Ainz Ooal Gown discusses about Shalltear.|
|“||Originally, the weak like yourselves should have been defended by the Holy Kingdom, those who should have been strong...I really do pity you. If you were under my protection -- under the protection of my country, the Sorcerer Kingdom, something like this could not possibly happen. That is because I would have used all my strength to protect the people and strike down the Bafolk.||„|
|~ Ainz Ooal Gown talks to a citizen that was captured by the Bafolk.|
Ainz Ooal Gown, formerly Momonga, is the main protagonist villain of the light novel series Overlord. He is the last remaining Supreme Being of Nazarick, serving as the guild master of the guild named before him, as well as the Sorcerer King of the Sorcerer Kingdom.
Within the human world, he goes by the name Momon, a powerful knight that seeks to spread his name across the world.
In reality, however, Ainz Ooal Gown was formerly a human named Suzuki Satoru, who spent most of his time playing the DMMORPG (Dive Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) YGGDRASIL. He did not have an actual social life, as he had no real friends and his last family member, his Mother, died when he was at a young age. He lived a poor life where it was nothing but constant work for him.
He is voiced by Satoshi Hino in the Japanese version of the anime, and Chris Guerrero in the English dubbed version.
Ainz is an undead skeleton, dressed in a set of purple and gold robes. Underneath his clothing is nothing but pure bones, with no skin on him, save for the red orb in his chest.
As Momon, he is dressed in heavy black armor that completely covers up his entire body. He is seen wearing a red cape that covers most of his right side.
Later on, as the Sorcerer King, Ainz gains an entirely different uniform, in which he wears a robed outfit with light blue and white colouring. The uniform also gives him a much slimmer appearance and reveals his head fully.
|“||Repaying good with good, and evil with evil. This is the norm of the world.||„|
|~ Ainz Ooal Gown's perspective of his actions.|
Ainz is looked upon by his servants as a strong and wise leader. He is very tactical and strategic, as he always plans ahead of things before actually taking action. He is usually a calm being that does not display a wide range of emotions, though when he does feel a strong emotion, it is quelled by his undead nature. Despite his menacing appearance, he is actually a kind and caring being to those he likes. He exchanges the same amount of respect to his servants, whom in turn look upon him greatly. He was also very loyal to the other Supreme Beings, who in reality were his online friends. As Momon, he is looked upon as a great warrior that has shown to get along well human warriors such as the Swords of Darkness.
That said, Ainz is known for establishing selfish acts and goals that are meant to benefit him and Nazarick. He is willing to assist those in needs of his services, but he will not do so unless there is a cost to it, even in desperate situations. He will also not aid his comrades if they happen to slow him down or serve no relevance to his current task. Although he does not underestimate his enemies, he holds very little sentimental value of them. No matter how strong or weak they are, he believes that there is no reason for them to be killed in such a noble and sympathetic activity. This is shown when he mercilessly killed Clementine, claiming that no matter how he kills her, she dies either way. He also allowed his fellow servant, Neuronist Painkill, to torture one of the invaders that invaded Nazarick with no remorse.
He also cares very little about the humans, despite holding no hatred towards them. While he's shown to form good relationships between those such as the Swords of Darkness, he does not consider them to be his actual friends, as their deaths had little to no effect on him. In addition to this, he does not value the lives of others outside of Nazarick, as he mainly seeks to attack even peaceful civilizations and convert them into undead warriors. He can be reasoned with, however, and ultimately he can be lead into making good decisions, though under certain circumstances nonetheless.
Despite this, he has come across humans that he respects dearly and treats them with honor. His most notable relationship with one is Gazef Stronoff, who he had aided during the invasion on the Carne Village and granted him a merciful death when the two later crossed each other's paths as enemies, in addition to fulfilling his requests of calling off his attacks on the Royal Army.
Since he has never been in a relationship in his real life, Ainz easily gets flustered and embarrassed when Albedo or Shalltear attempt to seduce him into loving them. In addition to this. Ainz feels that it's wrong for him to take advantage of the NPCs that his friends created, viewing them as his children. So while he has matured and slowly adapted to his new life, he cannot see himself in a relationship with either Albedo or Shalltear. Nonetheless, he both loves them deeply and holds high respect for them.
While Ainz rarely expresses a variety of emotions due to his undead nature, he has shown a prideful side of himself as he often tends to demonstrate how powerful his magic truly is and boasts about it towards those under him. He has also shown to express anger when he or his people are threatened and harmed. This is notably shown when he learns how Evileye nearly killed Entoma Vasilissa Zeta and when he learned that a group of humans attempted to steal his valuables in Nazarick.
Often, there are times where Ainz talks to himself consciously, in which a bit more of his true self tends to show; he displays signs of being quite cautious and unsure of his surroundings. While he does plan ahead, there are times where he simply allows beings such as Demiurge to make up plans for him and pretends he knows what his servants are talking about, when in reality he doesn't. Regardless of this, these plans often go well for him, despite them not being part of his original intentions.
Suzuki Satoru was a young man who enjoyed his time playing YGGDRASIL, an online RPG video game. His game avatar was Momonga, an undead skeleton that wields powerful magic. The game's servers, however, were ultimately shutting down, much to his sadness.
He decides to spend the most of his time to say goodbye to his friends as they leave and look around the guild that he and his friends accomplished creating.
He eventually sits down on his throne, as he looks at the NPCs he and his friends created. He decided to have a bit of fun with one particular NPC, Albedo, in which he changes her settings from being a slut to being madly in love with Momonga. Afterward, instead of leaving the game, he decides to wait until the game shuts down.
As time passes, he finds himself in a very strange situation. He is unable to access any of the game's administrator systems and cannot come in contact with anyone whatsoever.
He then sees that the NPCs have developed unique personalities of his own, much to his surprise. It soon comes to him that he had been somehow transported into a whole New World.
Renaming himself as Ainz Ooal Gown, he decides to adapt to this new world, abandoning his previous life, and begins to spread his influence across the world.
Powers and Abilities
|“||Shalltear, you should know this. Ainz Ooal Gown is the combined power of forty one people. You had no hope of victory from the start.||„|
|~ Ainz Ooal Gown facing off against Shalltear.|
As he is declared by many to be one of, if not, the most powerful of the Supreme Beings, Ainz Ooal Gown has shown numerous powers and abilities that make him live up to his titles.
- Superhuman Strength: Ainz Ooal Gown has shown many occasions displaying strength beyond human capabilities. He was able to smash two angels down to the ground, crush Clementine's body into a bloody mess, as well as slash through an army of ogres and many more.
- Superhuman Speed: Ainz Ooal Gown can move at such speed that surpasses human capabilities. Shalltear has so far demonstrated that she is the only being capable of keeping up with him.
- Superhuman Durability: Ainz Ooal Gown has enhanced durability. It took the most powerful blast of an angel to inflict pain alone on him, which simply amused him. Clementine was also unable to inflict any pain upon him, both physically and magically.
- Magic: Ainz Ooal Gown has a large arsenal of tier magic, which is what makes him a very powerful being. He has shown to cast a variety of magic which includes summoning the undead, bestowing powerful blasts that can create large craters, black holes that can suck up anything in an instant, spells that cause instant death, as well as magic skills that can increase his durability.
- Swordsmanship: As Momon, Ainz has demonstrated good capabilities of wielding and combating his opponents in swordsmanship.
During his battle with Shalltear, Ainz proclaimed that he possessed the strength of all forty-one Supreme Beings and demonstrated this by using their necessary weapons, using Cash Items. These include:
- Compliance with Law: A World Champion Class armor that served as the Supreme Being, Touch Me's personal armor. It has since been passed down to Ainz.
- Takemikazuchi MK 8: The Divine Sword passed down from the Supreme Being, Warrior Takemikazuchi.
- Amaterasu & Tsukuyomi: A set of dual daggers originally wielded by the Supreme Being, Nishikienrai.
- Female Sensei’s Iron Fist of Wrath: A set of large, massive gauntlets once wielded by the Supreme Being, Yamaiko.
- Houyi's Bow: A powerful bow that shoots out sun energy. It was once wielded by the Supreme Being, Perorochino.
- Suck The Blood And Eat The Flesh: A crimsoned, large ax with powerful damage, but poor accuracy. The original wielder is unknown.
- Earth Recover: A shield capable of blocking heavy blows from divine weapons. It was once wielded by Supreme Being Touch Me.
- Ainz Ooal Gown was depicted very differently in the Web Novel, compared to his later counterparts. In the Web Novel, he was not as smart and tactical as his Light Novel counterpart, and would often make silly decisions as a result. He also did not found the Sorcerer Kingdom, which resulted in E-Rantel becoming part of the Baharuth Empire.
- In the Web Novel, it was Narberal Gamma that took on the name "Momon" as a sole adventurer, instead of Ainz. In addition to this, Momon was introduced as an apprentice of Ainz, rather than being a hero seeking for reputation.
- In an interview with Kugane Maruyama, he stated that the reason he created Albedo was so Ainz could travel around the world and expand upon the story, as he was originally limited to being in Nazarick only.