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Homunculi (ホムンクルス) are artificially made humans created through alchemy.


The outward appearance of a Homunculus is heavily influenced by the materials used and the idea of the creator. A Homunculus could even be mistaken for a human if one doesn't possess prior knowledge or experience.


It seems Homunculi possess Increased Food Consumption as a racial penalty. While possessing similar physical framework as humans, it seems they are dependent on additional nutrition to function.[1] While they were still superior to level 1 human beings in terms of stats, if it came down to a fight, a homunculus would only have a 60% chance of victory.[2]


  • Homunculi are rare creatures in the New World.
  • Although the external characteristics for most homunculi that appear in the Overlord series until now look upon as visually humanoid, the race is still classified to be a Heteromorphic regardless of their appearance.[3]
  • Even a homunculus with no concept of life or death will die immediately to an instant death spell enhanced with [The Goal of All Life is Death] skill.[4]
  • In Mass for the Dead, the protagonist is a Homunculus NPC created by one of the Supreme Beings.[5]


  1. Overlord Volume 08 Side Story 2: A Day in Nazarick
  2. Overlord Volume 11 Chapter 1: Preparing for an Unknown Land
  3. ARCADIA 2.21: ARCADIA 680 10-18-2010
  4. Overlord Volume 03 Chapter 5: Player Vs Non Player Character
  5. Mass for the Dead Chapter 01: World of Chaos