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"That's right! I'm Philip! Watch me! Watch the man who will be the central figure of the Kingdom!"
- Philip's self-proclaimed declaration.

Philip (フィリップ) is the third son of a low-class noble of the Re-Estize Kingdom. He becomes the successor of his noble family after the death of his two older brothers.

Appearance

Philip is described as a low-class nobleman of the Re-Estize Kingdom.

Personality

Philip has a naive and delusional personality. Because of his delusions, he has an overactive imagination and couldn't even control himself. He also has a lack of knowledge and of courtesy as noble. Aside from this, he holds no loyalties other than himself and has no issue with allying himself with an enemy nation.

Background

Philip was born as the third son of a low-class noble family in the Re-Estize Kingdom. Philip grew up without receiving minimal expectations from his father and also didn't receive a proper education as a family head. His second older brother died from illness while his first older brother was next to inherit the family. At this point, Philip was now elevated to the position of a spare. His value had risen from that of a farmer to that of a butler.

Chronology

The Ruler of Conspiracy Arc

Main article: The Ruler of Conspiracy Arc

After the massacre at Katze Plains, Philip becomes the next head of his noble family as his first older brother had been consumed by the Sorcerer King's magic, and perished with the twenty peasants that went with him. He was allowed to attend the royal party to welcome the envoy, Albedo. Philip becomes entranced by her dark beauty and plans to bring wealth to his domain by allying with the Sorcerer Kingdom. He invites Albedo to a ball at his estate in the Royal Capital.

Back at his estate, his father scolds him for trying to befriend the kingdom that killed his older brother rather than deepening his relationship with the count and other nobles. Philip refutes his father that the Sorcerer Kingdom is a powerful ally and doesn't want to draw their domain into a mess. Philip assures his father that the Count has recognized him as heir, though he didn't even meet with the Count. The family does not have an estate large enough to host a ball, but Philip made plans with a landlady named Hilma in the royal capital in exchange for an unnamed favor.

At the ball, the guests all greet the landlady, Hilma before him. While she provided the venue, since he is the organizer, Philip was greatly infuriated by this turn of events. However, his fury faded when Hilma convinced him that under his leadership the people present will come together to form a new faction. To make a powerful impression on everyone, she advises him to be Albedo's escort. Philip follows her advice and goes to Albedo in the waiting room. There he requests to be her escort, to which she immediately agrees, causing him to believe that she loves him. Philip then asks Albedo if she is married to which replies that she isn't. He then takes her by the shoulder and prepares to make his entrance with her.

Later, Philip approaches Hilma, telling her that Albedo is tired. He insists on going as well, but she convinces him that as an organizer he must stay at the ball. However, before the two take their leave, he asks Hilma if she knows a way to allow him to marry Albedo, but she states that is impossible due to the difference of their positions, though Philip doesn't seem to think so.[1]

The Paladin of the Holy Kingdom Arc

Main article: The Paladin of the Holy Kingdom Arc

After the rumored death of the Sorcerer King, he foolishly believes that he can become the next king by marrying Albedo.[2]

Abilities

Philip is the head of his noble family and inheritor of his family's domain.

Relationships

Philip's Father

Philip does not get along well with his father, mainly because he believes that his father enslaved himself to the Count.

Hilma Cygnaeus

Hilma is the one who gave Philip the idea to create his own faction. She provides him with the venue for his ball in return for an unnamed favor. She also advises him on certain matters because doing so will be to her own benefit all well. Philip has taken a liking to Hilma, describing their relationship as "the ideal relationship between lord and vassal."

Albedo

Initially, Philip only used Albedo to create a connection between him and the new nation as well as his own faction. As he spent more time with her, he delusively came to believe that she had fallen in love with him and he now seeks to find a way that would allow him to marry her.

Ainz Ooal Gown

Philip feels some goodwill towards the Sorcerer King for killing his eldest brother and thus securing his place as heir of his noble family. Despite this, upon learning of his supposed death, he was overjoyed and delusively believed that, if he were to marry Albedo, he would automatically become the next Sorcerer King.

Trivia

  • Philip has a self-proclaimed revolutionary idea on selling the good-quality wheat and vegetables to the traders from his domain.
  • Philip and his faction are the newly elevated heads of their noble families after the former heads of their families were killed at the Katze Plains. In other words, these people are in similar situations to Philip.
  • Philip thinks his father has a slave mindset since he asks the count's approval for everything. However, Philip himself is unknowingly being manipulated by Nazarick.

Quotes

  • (To Albedo): "The pleasure is all mine, Albedo-sama. Nothing could delight me more than to make your acquaintance."
  • (To his Father): "Father! Think a little! Although the road joining the Sorcerer Kingdom and the Kingdom is quite long, our domain lies on the middle of it! If the Sorcerer Kingdom makes war on the Kingdom, we'll definitely be drawn into the mess. Therefore, we should forge good relations with the Sorcerer Kingdom, shouldn't we?"
  • (To Hilma): "It's not like that, I simply didn't expect the people here to be so unexceptional. Even if I gathered all these people into a faction, I wonder if they could compete with the other factions. That is what discomforts me."
  • (To Himself): "A pawn! That’s right! To me, even the Sorcerer King of the Sorcerous Kingdom, who is feared by all the people of the Kingdom, is little more than a pawn in my hand!"

References

  1. Overlord Volume 10 Chapter 2: Re-Estize Kingdom
  2. Overlord Volume 13 Intermission

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