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- 1 The Tower of Druaga
- 2 The Return of Ishtar
- 3 The Quest of Ki
- 4 The Blue Crystal Rod
- 5 The Nightmare of Druaga
- 6 The Recovery of BABYLIM
- 7 Aegis of Uruk and Sword of Uruk
- 7.1 Jil
- 7.2 Kaaya
- 7.3 Ahmey
- 7.4 Melt
- 7.5 Coopa
- 7.6 Neeba
- 7.7 Fatina
- 7.8 Kally
- 7.9 Utu
- 7.10 Pazuzu
- 7.11 Kelb
- 7.12 Ethana
- 7.13 Dark Knight
- 7.14 The Three Knights of Druaga
- 7.15 King Gilgamesh
- 7.16 Gilgamesh (shadow)
- 7.17 Ki
- 7.18 Succubus
- 7.19 Druaga
- 7.20 The Female Climbers
- 7.21 Nakia
- 7.22 Henaro
- 7.23 Uragon
- 7.24 Cumu
- 7.25 Gremica
- 7.26 Acra
- 7.27 The Coffin Knights
- 7.28 Amina
- 7.29 Shiera
The Tower of Druaga
Gilgamesh (ギルガメッシュ Girugamesshu?), also known as Gil, the destined hero of the game. He has been charged by the goddess Ishtar to ascend the Tower of Druaga and rescue the maiden Ki from the demon Druaga. Not only must Gil use his sword and shield to navigate through the labyrinthine floors of the tower, he must use his wit and memory to reveal the locations of the treasures contained on each floor, some of which are absolutely necessary for Gil's success. Gil is patterned after the Gilgamesh of Sumerian legend. Gil was also absent in The Quest of Ki.
Ki (カイ Kai?) a priestess in her own right. She has unfortunately been captured and rendered powerless by the demon Druaga turning her into a stone. In order to lure the greatest warrior in Ishtar's realm into his trap, Ki goes on to be a tremendous asset in Gil's future adventures, but first she must be rescued from Druaga's grasp.
Ishtar (イシター Ishitā?), based on the goddess of love by the same name, assigns Ki to retrieve the Blue Crystal Rod. She is unable to meddle directly in the affairs of mortals on earth, can only sit by helplessly and watch as Gil answers her call to service. Once she charges Gil with her instructions, the rest is in Gil's hands. But Ishtar will return to aid the reunited duo another time. After Ki is captured, Ishtar tells Gil to save Ki. In the PC engine remake, she gives hints to the player about retrieving the treasures. Despite her kind and compassionate behavior in the earlier games, Ishtar was portrayed as bossy and harsh in The Nightmare of Druaga.
Druaga (ドルアーガ Doruāga?) is the demon that resides in the tower that is called the Tower of Druaga. He is portrayed as a huge, green monster with eight arms, four legs, and yellow eyes. He will eventually be defeated by Gil. He has hidden the Blue Crystal Rod and kidnapped Ki in order to lure Ishtar's greatest instruments of good into his trap so he can dispose of them forever, and lay claim to the world. In order for Druaga's plan to succeed, Gil must die. Should Gil survive the climb through all 60 monster ridden floors of the tower, he must face Druaga himself. Without the proper equipment and enhancements, Gil will be no match for Druaga's brutal destructive strength.
Succubus, a demon that resides in the tower. She disguised herself as the goddess Ishtar and guarded the Blue Crystal Rod to prevent Gil from being able to defeat Druaga. However, when Gil encountered her, after a debate, she relinquished the Blue Crystal Rod.
The Return of Ishtar
The Quest of Ki
The Blue Crystal Rod
The Nightmare of Druaga
The Recovery of BABYLIM
Aegis of Uruk and Sword of Uruk
This section entails characters who appear in anime series for the Tower of Druaga and includes characters from Aegis of Uruk and Sword of Uruk
The protagonist of the series, Jil is a young adventurer who dreams of reaching the top of the Tower of Druaga. He is strong willed, determined and, as seen in the first episode, has deep fantasies about being a revered champion. He is a defensive class: Guardian and initially uses a shield with a protractable spike in one hand and any make-shift weapon he could find in the other (usually a stick). Along with his original shield, he later uses one of the two swords used by King Gilgamesh, which the King entrusted to Kaaya to pass on to him. The name "Jil" is likely a reference/tribute to the alternate shorter name for Gilgamesh; Jil also seems to resemble a young Gilgamesh as seen in Gilgamesh's flashback in episode three. Despite being an inexperienced Climber, Jil is nonetheless a decent fighter and after joining Kaaya and Ahmey's party, he does his best to support the group in combat. One of his attributes is that he possesses a physical resiliance of ridiculous proportions, at one point taking a heavy beating from a crowd in episode two, and remaining standing throughout, despite numerous heavy blows to his head, some of which he failed to notice.
Jil is initially a part of his brother Neeba's party until he is fired for incompetence. Neeba is convinced that Jil will never amount anything, and in episode ten, Neeba tells him point blank that both he and his party will fail and that his friends will die. After being fired from Neeba's climbing group, he joins Kaaya and Ahmey's climbing group, and later recruit Melt and Coopa. After seeing Ahmey killed in the initial battle against Druaga, Jil blames himself, thinking that Neeba was right about him until the ghost of Ki (the damsel-in-distress from the original arcade game) encourages him to continue. Following Ahmey's death, Jil takes over as leader and devises a plan to defeat Druaga. He takes on the position of diverting Druaga while the other Climbers attack the monster. Before he leaves, Kaaya enhances his shield with her magic. She apologizes to him and hugs him. They both share a kiss, and she asks him to promise her that he will live after the fight with Druaga; though confused, he agrees. Druaga finds them first and attacks through a wall, knocking Jil down. He continues to distract him whilst the others attack, but he gives the final blow with Ahmey's weapon, which is still stuck in Druaga's neck (episode 11). He uses her weapon and Druaga's head falls off, finally dying. He reaches for the Blue Crystal Rod with images of Ahmey flashing before him, but is stopped when one of Neeba's arrows hit him from behind. Both Neeba and Kaaya betray him, while the others, including Jil, falls into a whirlpool. He emerges from a lake with Fatina in his arms and cries out Kaaya's name in frustration. After the ending credits the scene shifts back to Jil and Fatina and Jil says "One more time!" implying he intends to go back up the tower to try and pursue Kaaya and Neeba.
At the beginning of Sword of Uruk, taking place six months after Aegis of Uruk concluded, Jil and Fatina have been living with Kelb, who has quit the army and opened a tavern. Still burdened by Kaaya and Neeba's betrayal, Jil suffers from depression and decides to reascend the tower only after he is persuaded by a young girl, Ki, who presents him a vision of Kaaya being killed if he does not take Ki to the top of the tower. Joined by Fatina, Utu, and the mage Henaro, Jil and Ki struggle to climb to the true top of the tower, hindered by groups attempting to capture Ki or otherwise stop them from reaching their goal. Along the way, they are reunited with Melt and Coopa, and other old friends. Jil confronts Neeba at the top of Mythical tower at the end of the series. Despite his armor and shield being destroyed, Jil manages to defeat Neeba and survives the collapse of the tower. It is shown that he is still continuing Climber jobs with Kaaya. Neeba is shown near the end to be alive and living in a forest with the witch.
Kaaya is an Oracle who specializes in defensive and healing spells. She meets Jil after he injures himself fighting a group of Climbers, and she takes him to her house and heals his wounds. He later joins her and Ahmey's climber party. She uses a long wand which requires her to place small runes into a slot at the top and recite various chants to perform certain spells. She is a descendant of Ki, who aided Gilgamesh in his battle against Druaga. Jil seemed to take a liking to her, and the two have seemed very close. Kaaya is even able to take advantage of Jil's compassion for her in episode 8 to get her a mysterious stone slab.
In episode 12, Kaaya apologizes (perhaps for her future actions) to Jil and hugs him, saying that he is a good friend and that she loves him. They both share a kiss and she tells him that he must promise he will live after the fight with Druaga. In episode 4 of The Sword Of URUK, it is revealed that Kaaya is Ishara, the great-granddaughter of King Gilgamesh and Ki and that her main objective is to kill her great-grandfather by killing his other self inside the top of the tower to free him from Druaga's curse of immortality. After defeating Succubus, Kaaya becomes the Queen. Even becoming Queen, it is shown that she escapes queenly duties and secretly continuing adventures with Jil.
Ahmey is a warrior lancer, and the first person Kaaya recruits for her climber party. She exhibits a quiet and stoic attitude most of the time, and often appears to be uncomfortable when forced to speak. Despite her initial reticence, Ahmey later reveals a more feminine and naive side to her companions. As the most experienced member of the group, having traveled the furthest in the tower, she tends to act as a leader of sorts, as well as explaining the system and design of the Tower. In combat she uses a lance which has a drill bit, rather than a simple blade, as the point. The drill can be activated via a ripcord.
Up until two years ago, Ahmey was in the army, and knew Sir Kelb (then an officer.) A man named Owen proposed to her during their campaign, but she declined, revealing later to Kelb that it was because she was afraid of her love and felt that she had nothing to offer him. As the Summer of Anu ended and the army retreated, Owen was killed. Ahmey's motivation for climbing the Tower again appears to be in the hopes of using the Blue Crystal Rod to send a message to Owen, as apparently even the Rod cannot bring back the dead. During an initial attempt to defeat Druaga, Ahmey is fatally injured when Druaga pierces her heart from behind. However, her weapon remained embedded in Druaga's body and allows Jil to defeat the monster during the Climbers' second attempt to defeat Druaga. An illusion of Ahmey later appears in episode 7 of The Sword of Uruk and encourages Jil to save Kaaya.
A mage from a wealthy family, Melt has fallen into debt and exile, largely due, apparently, to his spendthrift ways, the only sign of his wealth that really remains are his titles and his servant, Coopa. He claims to be climbing the tower in order to use the Blue Crystal Rod to restore his status, surround himself with women, destroy all the things he finds unpleasant, and various other self-satisfying desires. In combat, Melt utilizes lightning-based spells using a variety of rods, including his never-before-used 'rod 0', which he uses in the final episode, and which also appears to be one of Melt's strongest rods. He casts spells by utilizing chants of various lengths, and launches the attack by swinging the rod in a golf-like fashion. Furthering the golf comparison, each of his rods are numbered, and are carried by Coopa who acts as a "caddy" of sorts. Melt is far less competent than he tries to appear. He often calls for the wrong rod whereby Coopa secretly hands him the correct one. He also likes to think that he is a connoisseur, but is constantly unaware of the foods he claims to hate being present in Coopa's cooking.
In the third episode of Sword of Uruk, it is revealed that Melt and Coopa survived the whirlpool that separated everyone at the end of Aegis of Uruk. Melt owns a large and luxurious resort on one of the upper levels of the tower, with Coopa as his head secretary. However, the resort was part of a Ponzi scheme, and at the end of the episode he (along with Coopa) was forced to travel with the Golden Knights in order to avoid being turned in. After being separated from the Golden Knights in episode 7, he and Coopa travel with Jil's group once again. Following Gilgamesh's death, he and Coopa become Kaaya's retainers in Meskia.
Melt's retainer who has a very enthusiastic personality. She is ten years old. Coopa has little direct relation to combat, more often utilizing her domestic abilities to support the party by providing them with nutritional meals made from a combination of rations and monster meat. While she tends to announce the contents of the meals she makes, she makes no effort to hide what she uses if asked. In and out of combat, Coopa is shown to have enormous strength for her stature. In episode 11 she is seen carrying Melt's rods and piggybacking an injured Utu.
In battle, Coopa mostly acts as a caddy to Melt, passing him the rods he requests, though apparently she often has to correct her Master's error and give him the one he actually needs. She also is quite skilled in the making of explosives, and often utilizes smoke bombs to cover the group's escape. Coopa is very polite to everyone, using the 'sama' suffix when addressing others. Also, despite their constant clashes, she is very loyal to Melt, partly from family honor as hers has served his for several generations, though in one episode Melt fired her after an argument. She is constantly trying to improve Melt's manners to make him a proper gentleman. In The Sword of Uruk, she became Melt's secretary at his resort unaware of its role in Melt's Ponzi scheme. Until episode 7, she and Melt travelled with the Golden Knights. They now once again travel with Jil's group in pursuit of Neeba and Kaaya after their betrayal. In the epilogue, she and Melt serve Kaaya as her retainers.
Jil's half brother; he is a skilled archer and also notably known as "Neeba the Dragon Slayer." Neeba is far more serious and competent than Jil is, and has little-to-no faith in his brother's potential as a climber (in episode 10, he goes so far as to tell him point blank that he will never defeat Druaga). He has the most knowledge of the tower out of any of the main characters. He doesn't hesitate for a second about using his friends to do what he wants (as revealed in the final episode).
His motivation for climbing the tower is revealed in the eight episode of The Sword of Uruk. While Neeba claims to be acting in order to revive the Sumar Empire, he is actually climbing the Tower to seize control of its power to destroy the gods. Because of the deep-seated resentment he has held over his fate his entire life, Neeba became motivated by his gradual and simmering rage to destroy the gods and sever their ability to control the fates of others. In episode 11 of the Sword of Uruk, he ultimately fails in trying to defeat the shadow of Gilgamesh. Neeba once again betrays everyone and takes hold of both the Tower of Druaga and the Mythical Tower, even becoming a slight image of Druaga himself. Neeba is finally defeated and seemingly killed in the final episode by Jil, revealing to his brother how he had been jealous of Jil throughout their childhood. Neeba is shown near the end to be alive and living in a forest with the witch.
The only female member of Neeba's party, she is a proud magician. She admires Neeba, and has confessed to Jil that she wants to become Neeba's girlfriend, but Neeba's feelings towards her are unclear. Like Melt, she became a climber largely from a desire for personal profit, intending to use the power of the Blue Crystal Rod to become rich. Her purse has a strap made of an expensive leather that she carries as a reminder of her goal (she informs Jil she wanted a belt of it, but could not afford it.) In combat, she appears to use fire magic, utilizing a cannon-like staff weapon to cast spells. At episode 12 she is betrayed by Neeba and she is saved by Jil during the whirlpool incident in which they are the only known survivors.
In The Sword of Uruk, six months after Neeba and Kaaya's betrayal, Fatina became a tour guide and a souvenir seller to the Tower of Gilgamesh (originally the Tower of Druaga in Aegis of Uruk). She and Jil have been living with Kelb and she is concerned about his reclusive behavior, particularly wanting to help him overcome the betrayal they experienced with Kaaya and Neeba. However, Fatina soon joins Jil to climb the Tower again when they learn from a younger version of Ki that Kaaya will suffer a terrible fate otherwise. It is revealed she seeks revenge against Neeba and Kaaya for their betrayal and has been gradually getting over her feelings for Neeba. She subsequently reveals her feelings to Jil, but accepts his rejection given that he is not lying to her about his feelings about being in love with Kaaya. In the epilogue, Fatina and Utu are seen adventuring together. During their travels, they visit Kally's village and fulfill his wish.
Voiced by: Akira Ishida (Japanese), Justin Pate (English)
The scout of the group, he possesses street smarts and ninja-like ability, using throwing knives as his preferred weapon. It is revealed that he became a climber in order to help his impoverished home town, but after discovering the secret of Pazuz's caskets, he is killed by Pazuz in episode 9. Neeba was able to tell the doppelgänger that attacked him was not the real Kally, as while the doppelgänger attacked using the right hand, Kally was actually left-handed. He later appears with Ahmey in episode 7 of The Sword of Uruk as an illusion. The illusion also appears before Might the Fool, who recognizes Kally as her mother since Kally had been the first person she saw when Kally prematurely woke her by opening her coffin. In the epilogue, Kally's wish to help his hometown is fulfilled by Fatina and Utu.
Encased in armor, he is the main attacker of the group, and he wields a battle axe. While the mask of his helm has been lifted twice so far in the series, it has always been at an angle that denies the audience the chance to see his face, thus leaving his appearance and age unknown. In episode one, Jil cannot remember his name. In episode nine when the group becomes separated from a great fall from a bridge, he travels with Kally and Coopa, but becomes separated from Kally when protecting Coopa, though while not present at his comrade's death, he is aware of his fate and informs the rest of his group.
In The Sword of Uruk, six months after Neeba and Kaaya's betrayal, Utu became a professional wrestler named Captain Morrow, but later helps Jil and Fatina from becoming arrested for rescuing a younger version of Ki. He later joins Jil's company to climb the tower again in order to save Kaaya. A running gag throughout the beginning of the second season is that none of the main characters (except for Fatina) recognize Utu without his helm on. In the last episode, Utu confesses to Fatina; though she rejects him, they remain friends. After the events at the tower, he and Fatina adventure together.
An evil mage who kills Kally, his motivation for entering the Tower is to kill the King Gilgamesh, as revealed at the end of Aegis of Uruk. He carries with him several coffins with contents unknown throughout the first season. He is eventually killed by Neeba, who shoots Pazuzu in the head and heart before he is able to summon the unknown soldiers from his coffins (which have since been revealed to be four robot assassins). Those soldiers may be somehow related to the dream sequence Jil had and they could be the personal guardians of Druaga himself. It is later revealed that Pazuzu is Henaro's father.
The leader of Royal Army, Kelb leads the King's army into the Tower to eradicate the monsters and Druaga. While he initially looks down on Jil and the Climbers, Kelb comes to realize that the Royal Army lacks the ability to defeat Druaga and survive the dangers of the Tower. He was once Ahmey's mentor.
Sometime after the events of The Aegis of Uruk, Kelb left the army because Gilgamesh had falsely taken credit for killing Druaga a second time. Shortly afterward, he opened a tavern in the tower, and has been allowing Jil and Fatina to stay with him in The Sword of Uruk. With the appearance of Ki and increasing political instability, Kelb chooses to leave his tavern in the care of his employees to learn more about Gilgamesh, Ki, and Kaaya and their connection to the Tower after Jil, Fatina, and Utu depart with Ki to ascend the tower again. Upon learning the truth behind Gilgamesh's immortality, Kelb is able to bring reinforcements to Uruk to support the rebellion initiated and led by Ethana. As Jil and Kaaya slay Gilgamesh's shadow, Kelb defeats the true body of Gilgamesh. After the events in The Sword of Uruk, Kelb and Ethana marry.
A lieutenant in the Royal Army, Ethana loyally serves Kelb; however, she is somewhat more open minded toward Jil and the Climbers and supports Jil's quest by providing him a bag of gold in hopes of recruiting more Climbers. She is shown to have survived the waterfall from the first season and continues to serve in the royal army. Though she appears obedient in the presence of Amina and the King's advisors, Ethana secretly has doubts concerning King Gilgamesh's condition and ability to continue ruling Uruk. In episode nine of Sword of Uruk, she leads a rebellion against King Gilgamesh when the king changes drastically into a more ruthless tyrant. At the end of the series, Ethana reunites with Kelb and they get married.
Voiced by: Takaya Kuroda
The Three Knights of Druaga
- Blue Knight of the Azure Knight Voiced by: Keiichi Sonobe, Mirror Knight of the Silver Knight Voiced by: Kimiyoshi Kibe, Hyper Knight of the Elite Knight Voiced by: Takaya Kuroda , and Red Knight of the Crimson Knight Voiced by: Seirou Ohgino (Japanese), Micah Solusod (English)
The Three Knights of Druaga are the most loyal and strongest of Lord Druaga's minions (although they claimed to be three but they are actually four of them) but eventually they are defeated and annihilated by Jil with a single blow. They only appear in Jil's dream in the beginning episode of The Aegis of Uruk, though the knights' first names are the name of the armors in "The Sword of Uruk". The actual knights were once the Dark Armour of the Sumar Empire and were used to create Pazuzu's four Coffin Knights.
The great hero who once defeated Druaga, Gilgamesh now rules as king. In the past, he survived an assassination attempt that apparently Jil tried to foil in vain. He entrusts Kaaya with the mission of climbing the Tower of Druaga; in Sword of Uruk, it is revealed that Kaaya is his great-granddaughter, Ishara, and he had hoped that as a descendant of himself and Ki, Kaaya would have the power to kill his shadow. Despite his benevolence in the past, he is slowly becoming more and more erratic.
It is revealed in Sword of URUK that he is cursed to be immortal by Druaga after he slew him long ago and that the darkness in his heart is growing up to the point of a heartless tyrant. The stress of the curse eventually triggers a dissociation of his personality, allowing the shadow self which lives in the Mythical Tower to project itself through his body. It is revealed that Gil is inwardly resentful of his own destiny; he never wanted to be king, only to live a normal life with Ki. After defeating Druaga to save her, he agreed to lead the people, believing that someday they would take responsibility for their own collective destiny. As the curse wore on, Gil began to doubt the self-reliance and ability of others, and embraced the belief that he alone could lead the people. His supposition of the party's defeat in the Mythical Tower -- and the supposed death of Jil, who he was counting on to kill his shadow and lead the people in his stead -- reinforces his doubts and strengthens the shadow's argument that his leadership is necessary. This in turn gives Gil the rationale to assimilate to his shadow, because the role of essential leadership is best served by a malignant narcissist personality. Gilgamesh watches his funeral from the roof of the castle as a spirit with Ki in the final episode.
The dark side of Gilgamesh's personality, which harbors all of the repressed desires and hopes of his person. The shadow is a malignant narcissist who aims to destroy the gods and realize his inner image of himself as a supreme being. His appearance is youthful, as befits his narcissistic self-image. Although physically created by Druaga's curse, as a means of ensnaring Gil into Succubus' plot to destroy the gods, the shadow's mind is in fact a perfect reflection of Gil's own and an expression of his own inner rage at being denied the life he wanted to live. Its malignantly narcissistic beliefs are held in compensation for Gil's own sense of personal vulnerability before the requirements of social duty, the same which have denied him the opportunity to live as he wanted.
A spirit of the Tower who resembles Kaaya, Ki was once the first priestess of Ishtar and knew Gilgamesh when he first fought and defeated Druaga. Her spirit appears to Jil when she saves him during his quest to acquire the stone tablet for Kaaya and reveals that Jil will be faced with three betrayals. She recognizes a connection between Gilgamesh and Jil, but has revealed little else regarding herself and the nature of Gilgamesh and the Tower. In the Tower, she is able to appear as a child, a young woman, and an adult.
The spirit of Ki appears in Meskia, pursued by the Golden Knights, who have been assigned to return her to Gilgamesh. Exhausted from the pursuit, Ki takes on the form of a child and escapes to find Jil and Fatina. She convinces Jil to ascend the Tower with a vision of Kaaya being impaled to death and reveals that she is Gilgamesh's queen and a priestess of Ishtar. Though many are unconvinced by her claim, Jil, Utu, and Fatina agree to ascend the Tower, despite being constantly pursued by Uragon and Golden Knights. Ki eventually reveals that she was supposed to guide Jil up the Tower six months earlier, but did not want to at the time and chose to appear to him only because of Gilgamesh's increasing mental instability.
She is captured by Gremica after Jil and his friends defeat Druaga again, and forced to aid Gremica, with Ki's power restrained so that Ki is forced to remain in her childlike form. Though Neeba frees her and she attempts to reunite with Jil, Neeba and the Succubus capture her and Ki reluctantly aids Neeba against Gilgamesh's shadow. Although Ki intended to destroy the tower after defeating Gilgamesh's dark side, her distraction by Gilgamesh's death enables Neeba to activate the tower's true form.
A spirit of the Tower who has haunted Neeba since he freed her. Neeba is the only one who can see her unless she wills herself to be seen by others, and she taunts Neeba throughout his journey. He also reveals that the Succubus and Druaga were once lovers, though the Succubus claims that Druaga is no longer the man she knew. She appears with Ki as they both observe the progress of the Climbers. Though few of the climbers are aware of her presence, the Succubus is legendary as a witch and she and Ki have the power to interfere with the Tower's system.
In episode 22, it is revealed that Succubus was scheming to defeat Gilgamesh and use the Blue Crystal Rod to join the lower and upper towers. This would enable a weapon that could destroy the gods and realize hers and Druaga's original ambitions. In the last episode, she is revealed to have survived along with Neeba and are living somewhere in a forest.
The evil god who terrorizes the people in the Tower, defeating him will reveal the Blue Crystal Rod. He was defeated by Gilgamesh before the events of Aegis of Uruk. However, his spirit continues to terrorize the tower and is terrifyingly powerful. Jil and combined efforts of the remaining Climbers manage to successfully defeat Druaga, but the Blue Crystal Rod turns out to only be a key that allows access to a second Tower. After Druaga is defeated at the end of Aegis of Uruk, he continues to reappear each time climbers reach the top level of the lower Tower. Druaga is considerably weaker than before and his defeat yields the key to the Upper Tower.
The Female Climbers
- Alla Voiced by: Eri Nogami (Japanese), Alexis Tipton (English)
- Enre Voiced by: Miho Miyakawa (Japanese), Tia Ballard (English)
- Iriri Voiced by: Aki Kanada (Japanese), Stephanie Young (English)
- Oro Voiced by: Risa Mizuno (Japanese), Kristi Bingham (English)
- Uo Roo Voiced by: Taka Fujimori (Japanese), Cherami Leigh (English)
Girls from a group of female climbers who originally tried to ascend the Tower of Druaga after Kaaya, Melt, Coopa, and Ahmey convince other climbers to ascend after Jil realizes defeating Druaga will require more climbers. The group originally believes that climbing the Tower and obtaining the Blue Crystal Rod would make them more beautiful, but they are not among the climbers who are trapped after the third Summer of Anu ends. Among them, Ahra (red hair) is an Oracle, Iriri (blonde hair) is a Guardian, Enre (glasses) is a lancer, Uo-Roo (hair-buns) is an archer, and Oro (blue hair) is an ice mage.
Oro and Wu-Lu end up working at Kelb's tavern when he leaves the military, serving as waitresses and bouncers, as well as well-trusted intermediaries for delivering messages between Kelb and Ethana. Ahra, Iriri, and Oro are regulars at Kelb's tavern. Though they are not extremely strong, they are capable fighters and mages. They join Ethana when she leads the revolt against King Gilgamesh.
A soldier who serves under Ethana and acts as her messenger. He participates in the revolt led by Ethana against King Gilgamesh.
A druid who frequently dines at Kelb's tavern, she is unfortunately forced to join Jil, Utu, and Fatina during the second ascent of the Tower. Her weapon is a crossbow-like device that enables her to cast support related magic with magical bolts and also carries around a talisman in the shape of a rod that enables her to control the Coffin Knights. Though she initially appears as their ally, her loyalty apparently lies with Amina and she has been assigned to recover the four missing knights from Pazuzu's coffins. She is revealed to be Pazuzu's daughter and is addressed by her father as Hecate.
When the Coffin Knights appear, Henaro attempts to take control of them, though she is able to exhibit only limited control of them and recovers only Sword of Blood and Tear of Ice. As Jil's group nears the top of the Tower, she reveals that she has been spying on them as a regular at Kelb's tavern and betrays them when they refuse to turn back without Kaaya. After rendering everyone unconscious, Henaro takes Kaaya and Coopa and brings them to Gilgamesh. Though she willingly submits herself to Gilgamesh, Henaro turns against him after she sees how Jil still has faith in her. Shortly after Gilgamesh's defeat, she is killed by Neeba with a shot to the heart while trying to give Jil the Blue Crystal Rod.
The leader of the Golden Knights, though not incredibly competent and accepts orders without question. He is a loyal subordinate of Amina and, as per her orders, pursues Jil in order to capture Ki. He appears arrogant and ruthless, going as far as destroying buildings of commoners to find Ki and holding Coopa hostage to ensure Melt's cooperation, but actually has a good heart and is somewhat lonely. As he continues to ascend the Tower blindly, Uragon eventually ends up caring for Might the Fool, who follows him faithfully. However, Uragon's uncertainty as to his own reasons for ascending the Tower eventually result in Uragon and, by extension, Might the Fool, choosing to side with Gilgamesh. When Gilgamesh kills Might the Fool, Uragon is grief-stricken and impales Gilgamesh from behind just as Gilgamesh tries to deliver a finishing blow to Jil. He is tossed aside and later seen being carried outside of the Tower by Coopa when the Climbers are all ejected.
A member of the Golden Knights and a follower of Uragon. Unlike Uragon, he does not believe the propaganda spread by King Gilgamesh's advisors that Gilgamesh was the one who defeated Druaga, since Cumu had been a Climber and witnessed Jil's climb of the Tower of Druaga. While loyal, he eventually chooses to remain in the floor containing an illusory version of his dead sister. Since the other Golden Knights who had accompanied Uragon had been wiped out on the previous floor, Uragon is left to continue ascend the tower with only Might the Fool to accompany him.
The leader of a group that hopes to revive the lost Sumar Empire, Gremica is a distant relative of Neeba and Jil and was once Neeba's teacher. She ascends the Tower in hopes of capturing Ki, who Gremica believes will be key to her goals. During her ascension, she eventually confronts Neeba and reveals that he turned against her faction and stole the Arrows of the Void that aided the defeat of Druaga. Gremica eventually suggests and alliance with Jil and his friends in order to stop Neeba and the Succubus from taking control of the Tower. However, she quickly abandons them to find Neeba, though is forced to leave the Tower when he takes control of the Tower. In Meskia, she reveals to Jil that Neeba is controlling the Tower at the Shrine of Iron and leaves to deal with her former apprentice. When Jil arrives to confront his brother, Neeba has killed Gremica.
Gremica's assistant, a skilled mage who accompanies Gremica as she ascends the tower in pursuit of Neeba and Ki. He is killed by Neeba when Gremica confronts him and reveals the existence of the Succubus.
The Coffin Knights
- Mite the Fool Voiced by: Chiwa Saito (Japanese), Luci Christian (English)
- Sword of Blood Voiced by: Isshin Chiba (Japanese), Scott Freeman (English)
- Tear of Ice Voiced by: Saori Yumiba (Japanese), Caitlin Glass (English)
- Specula Ex Machina Voiced by: Sayuri Hara (Japanese), Newton Pittman / Jessica Foster (English)
The four knights released from the coffins that Pazuzu attempted to keep hidden throughout Aegis of Uruk. Without Pazuzu, they have awakened and now roam the Tower without a master, attacking various climbers as they see fit. Gremica reveals that they are magical machines, created from the Dark Armour formerly used by the Sumar Empire (Red Knight, Blue Knight, Mirror Knight, and Hyper Knight) and their individual characteristics likely carried over. Henaro's motivation for climbing the tower is to recover the four knights by the orders of Amina.
Might the Fool, created from the Hyper Knight, has the form of a young girl with a childish personality and attacks with transparent cloth-like capes that project and impale her opponents. After her initial defeat to Gremica's faction, she is found by the Golden Knights and brought to the House of the Dead. When Kally appears before her, she recognizes him as her "mother", the first person she saw when her coffin was prematurely opened, and willingly agrees to his request to help the climbers. With her programming disrupted after her defeat, Might cannot be controlled by Henaro and faithfully accompanies Uragon as he continues to ascend the Tower.
Specula Ex Machina, created from the Mirror Knight, is a robotic knight encased in armour who communicates with a series of symbols that flashes across his helm. He is eventually destroyed by Jil and Neeba. Sword of Blood, created from the Red Knight, takes on the form of a young man with a flaming sword, while Tear of Ice, created from the Blue Knight, is a young woman whose face is concealed by a mask and employs powerful ice magic. After her initial efforts fail, Henaro is able to take control of Tear of Ice and Sword of Blood, though Specula Ex Machina and Might the Fool continue to move freely; the former at first seem to fall under Henaro's control, but fighting against Neeba and Jil he seems to override such control, ending up destroyed soon after.
A general to King Gilgamesh, she is a corpulant woman who takes advantage of Gilgamesh's increasing instability to maintain her power in Meskia along with Gilgamesh's other advisors. As such, she orders Henaro to recover Pazuz's four missing knights and encourages propaganda that portrays Gilgamesh as a noble hero, even as war and rebellion become imminent as a result of Gilgamesh's erratic actions. When King Gilgamesh learns from his shadow that Kaaya has been captured, Gilgamesh kills Amina in a fit of rage after Amina reveals that she intended to stop his shadow from being killed in order to ensure Uruk would continue to have an strong immortal king.
Voiced by: Saori Yumiba
A lightning mage and retainer of Amina, who witnesses Gilgamesh's slaying of Amina. With Amina's death, Shiera appears to take her superior's place in observing and dealing with the revolt led by Ethana. Kelb's arrival, along with considerably powerful reinforcements, force Shiera and the Royal Army to retreat while Kelb's forces along with the rebels led by Ethana storm the palace to confront King Gilgamesh, after they made her a prisoner. She's later seen unchained at Kelb's tavern.