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Kyouhukou (恐怖公) is an Area Guardian of the Black Capsule (黒棺 (ブラック・カプセル) ) on the 2nd Floor of the Great Tomb of Nazarick.


Kyouhukou's appearance is that of a 30-centimeter tall cockroach standing on its two legs with its head facing forward. He wears a bright red cape decorated with luxurious golden threads around the edge and a tiny golden crown on top of his head. He possesses a scepter with a pure white gem embedded at the end, which he is often seen holding with his front leg.


Kyouhukou's personality displays a hint of nobility like his attire would suggest. He speaks politely and overall seems to think of himself as a noble gentleman. He is considered open-minded and is willing to hear out a person's circumstances even if it means rejecting their help later. In a way, Kyouhukou is somewhat reasonable to Nazarick residents like Hamsuke who he helped when she got lost.


According to the author Maruyama, Kyouhukou's room has a trap that targets characters with a female exterior and forcibly teleports them to the roach pit.[1]


The Undead King Arc

Main article: The Undead King Arc

Cocytus noticed his friend Kyouhukou was not present at the guardians' meeting on the 6th Floor. He was informed that the meeting was only for the Floor Guardians. Later, Ainz asked for the Floor Guardians to report the changes in Nazarick to the Area Guardians, including Kyouhukou.[2]

The Lizard Man Heroes Arc

Main article: The Lizard Man Heroes Arc

According to his friend Cocytus, Kyouhukou had once said that Entoma Vasilissa Zeta is the scariest one to him based on her identity as a Familiar Eater.[3]

The Search for Hamusuke Arc

Main article: The Search for Hamusuke Arc

Kyouhukou encountered Hamsuke on the 2nd Floor when she accidentally entered the Black Capsule after being frightened away by the undead. Seeing that she was lost, the cockroach gave her one of his subjects to guide her to the 6th Floor.[4]

The Two Leaders Arc

Main article: The Two Leaders Arc

Due to a problem that arises with Albedo not being able to properly ride on her summoned Bicorn, Shalltear Bloodfallen advised her to seek out Kyouhukou as he is a very skilled summoner of his species and has knowledge on assisting the matter. However, Albedo refused her suggestion of requiring Kyouhukou's assistance because she happens to bear a disliking for him. Shalltear recalls how Kyouhukou would sometimes try to crawl up through one's clothes. It was also revealed that others like Entoma often visit Kyouhukou's residence and that she nicknamed his room as her snack room. According to Shalltear, her body itch just thinking about the area Kyouhukou resides in as she describes it to be a room of terror. Although it is part of the floor under her control, she has no wishes of ever visiting Kyouhukou for that reason.[5]

The Men in the Kingdom Arc

Main article: The Men in the Kingdom Arc

Kyouhukou was mentioned by Mare and Aura as the one who tortured Hilma into revealing all of Eight Fingers' secrets. Later on, the siblings would bring the remaining executive members of Eight Fingers to him, so that he may interrogate them.[6]    

The Invaders of the Large Tomb Arc

Main article: The Invaders of the Large Tomb Arc

According to Demiurge, Kyouhukou, alongside Mare and Neuronist Painkill, was able to successfully reduce the authority of those in power from the Eight Fingers. With the assistance of these three in their operation, they begin to slowly infiltrate their organization's ranks until the Re-Estize Kingdom comes under Nazarick's full control.[7]

Kyouhukou greets Gringham and his comrade in his domain, the Black Capsule. The cockroach engages them in a polite conversation, telling them where they were and answering their questions until they try to negotiate their escape, and in turn, Kyouhukou finds this humorous. Seeing that his subjects have been committing cannibalism to survive, and an opportunity for fresh meat, the cockroach gives the order to devour the two workers.[8]

The Witch of the Falling Kingdom Arc

Main article: The Witch of the Falling Kingdom Arc

Kyouhukou was mentioned again by Shalltear who intended to take Cocco Doll to the Black Capsule to have him educated in being loyal to Ainz Ooal Gown.[9]


  • In the Web Novel, his creator was Luci★Fer and he is good at dancing.[10]
  • His name means “Duke of Terror.”
  • Kyouhukou fears Entoma, calling her the “Predator of Family," because Entoma sometimes eats cockroaches as snacks.
  • Kyouhukou briefly appears in the sixth episode of Pure Pure Pleiades during the credits.
  • Kyouhukou is the first Overlord character who first appears in a Special Chapter of the Manga.
  • 28 out of 41 guild members of Ainz Ooal Gown are scared of Kyouhukou's existence.[11]


  • (To two members of Heavy Masher): "Ah, I apologize. This one is Kyouhukou, the one entrusted with this territory from Ainz-sama. Please to meet your acquaintance."
  • (To two members of Heavy Masher): "Of course, that would be something you wish for. But even if you do leave this room, you are currently on the 2nd Floor of the Great Tomb of Nazarick. I must advise you that it would be extremely difficult to return above ground."
  • (To two members of Heavy Masher): "This one already has everything one could wish for in its hand. I doubt you would be able to provide what I desire."
  • (To two members of Heavy Masher): "But you seem to be confused as to why I was thanking you earlier, so I wish to provide you with an explanation. You see, my subjects are getting tired of cannibalism. To you, who will be the food that will serve as the solution, I give my thanks once again."
  • (To two members of Heavy Masher): "It may be unfortunate for you two, but now it is time to have you for dinner."


  1. ARCADIA 2.16: ARCADIA 498 10-18-2010
  2. Overlord Volume 01 Chapter 2: Floor Guardians
  3. Overlord Volume 04 Chapter 3: Army of Death
  4. Overlord Blu-ray 03 Special: The Search for Hamsuke Arc
  5. Overlord Volume 08 Side Story 2: A Day in Nazarick
  6. Overlord Volume 06 Epilogue
  7. Overlord Volume 07 Prologue
  8. Overlord Volume 07 Chapter 3: The Large Tomb
  9. Overlord Volume 14 Chapter 4: Well-Prepared Traps
  10. Overlord Second Half Chapter 13: The Ball Part 1
  11. ARCADIA 2.6: ARCADIA 498 05-21-2010


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Great Tomb of Nazarick
1st-4th Floors Residents
Shalltear Bloodfallen Kyouhukou Gargantua
Well of the Dead Adipocere Chamber Black Capsule
5th Floor Residents
Cocytus Nigredo Neuronist Painkill
Frozen Prison Snowball Earth
6th Floor Residents
Aura Bella Fiora Mare Bello Fiore Gashokukochuuou Fenn Quadracile Pinison Pol Perlia Iris Gagarpur
Gigantic Tree Amphitheater Green Hole
7th Floor Residents
Demiurge Guren Evil Lord Wrath Evil Lord Greed Evil Lord Envy Evil Lord Sloth
Blazing Temple
8th Floor
Victim Aureole Omega Rubedo
9th Floor Residents
Sebas Tian Sous-chef Head Chef Tuareninya Veyron Cixous Decrement Foire Lumière Increment Fifth Foss Etoile
Spa Resort Nazarick Round Table Room
10th Floor Residents
Ainz Ooal Gown Albedo Yuri Alpha Lupusregina Beta Narberal Gamma CZ2I28 Delta Solution Epsilon Entoma Vasilissa Zeta Gremory Titus Annaeus Secundus Librarian J Cocceius Ulpius Aelius Fulvius Aurelius
Ashurbanipal Lemegeton Throne Room Audience Room
Pandora's Actor
Other Residents
Pestonya Shortcake Wanko Eclair Ecleir Eicler Chacmool Hamsuke Chief Blacksmith Pulcinella Grant
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