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Thirteen Heroes (十三英雄) were legendary figures who appeared two hundred years prior to when Ainz Ooal Gown first awoke in the New World; and fought against the Evil Deities when the world was in total chaos.

Background

Two hundred years earlier, the New World suffered distress from the destruction caused by the Evil Deities. Responding to this calamity, the Thirteen Heroes were formed and fought against the Evil Deities, defeating them one by one. The final enemy they fought in their adventures together was a powerful dragon, once known as the God Dragon.[1]

Chronology

The Dark Warrior Arc

Main article: The Dark Warrior Arc

The Thirteen Heroes are briefly mentioned by members of the Swords of Darkness, with special attention to the Black Knight and their four swords.[2]

The Men in the Kingdom Arc

Main article: The Men in the Kingdom I and The Men in the Kingdom II Arc

According to Evileye, she made mention of the leader of the Thirteen Heroes, who started out as the weakest in the group but eventually became the strongest of them all. In addition, she noted that there were actually more than thirteen members in the group. However, people have chosen to ignore those among their number who were non-human. As such, only certain individuals have been deemed part of the Thirteen Heroes.[3]

At some point in the past, between two members of the Thirteen Heroes clashing, it was said that Rigrit triumphs over Evileye with the help of the adventurer group, Blue Roses.[4]

During a discussion he had with Emperor Jircniv, Fluder Paradyne recalls meeting one of the Thirteen Heroes by the name of Rigrit. Fluder viewed her as the only person who stood out from the rest of the other heroes out there, claiming that she is the best among them in the group.[5]

The Invaders of the Large Tomb Arc

Main article: The Invader's of The Large Tomb Arc

Two former members of the Thirteen Heroes, Platinum Dragon Lord, and Rigrit Bers Caurau had met to discuss the new disturbance that had the potential of throwing the world into chaos again.[6]

The Ruler of Conspiracy Arc

Main article: The Ruler of Conspiracy Arc

As fellow members of the Thirteen Heroes, Evileye had briefly gotten in touch with Rigrit to discuss the news of Sorcerer King's power when he summoned the Dark Young at the Katze Plains.[7]

The Witch of the Falling Kingdom Arc

Main article: The Witch of the Falling Kingdom Arc

Pandora's Actor posing as the Sorcerer Kingdom was attacked by a being known as Riku Aganeia, which the shape-shifter recognized as being a name associated with the legendary group. When he reported back to Ainz Ooal Gown, the possibility that members of the Thirteen Heroes were alive was brought to the attention of the Sorcerer Kingdom.[8]

Strength

Considering the power of Evileye and her evaluation of Demiurge, it is clear that most of the heroes were much weaker than level 100 YGGDRASIL characters. In terms of their tier level, Fluder Paradyne has stated that 5th tier magic is the highest capable by the heroes. Additionally, he stated that the Thirteen Heroes were equipped with powerful magical weapons which they received from the last city of the Eight Greed Kings.[9]

Known Members

Trivia

  • Although dubbed the Thirteen Heroes in human history, the group was composed of more than just 13 people.
  • In the Web Novel, when children role-played as a member of the Thirteen Heroes, the 2nd or 3rd most popular was the Black Knight who wielded four swords.[10]
  • Maruyama was going to include a bit of storytelling about there exploits in the SS but decided against it at the end.

References

  1. Overlord First Half Chapter 60: Settings
  2. Overlord Volume 02 Chapter 2: Journey
  3. Overlord Volume 05 Chapter 2: Blue Roses
  4. Overlord Volume 06 Chapter 10: The Most Strongest Trump Card
  5. Overlord Volume 06 Intermission
  6. Overlord Volume 07 Intermission
  7. Overlord Volume 10 Chapter 2: The Re-Estize Kingdom
  8. Overlord Volume 14 Chapter 4: Well-Prepared Traps
  9. Overlord Volume 07 Chapter 2: Butterfly Entangled in a Spider's Web
  10. Overlord First Half Chapter 67: The Capital City of the Kingdom Part 7

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