The Overlord series is an expansive franchise of Japanese anime games that has been in the market since 2002. The protagonist, Lord Garen, leads his army of monsters to defend humanity against invading evil forces controlled by a disembodied demon named Momonga. With its unique setting and diverse cast of characters, it’s no wonder why there are so many fan-made waifus for players to choose from!
With the Overlord excitement still lingering, now seems like a good moment to revisit what made the program so delightful in the first place.
No, I’m not referring to the worldbuilding, combat, or scary CGI — I’m referring to the waifus.
So here are my recommendations for Overlord’s most prominent waifus.
Clementine is number five.
Anime has a way of making even the most abhorrent characters look appealing and charming.
So, despite the fact that she killed out a wholesome cast of individuals and terminated part of the show’s wholesomeness, Clementine remains in my top five.
Is it only because she’s dressed in a certain way? Perhaps.
Her subtitled voice actress, Mikaela Krantz, is an even more essential component of her design.
You already know the eeriness is turned up to eleven since we’re talking about the same individual that voiced Tanya from Saga of Tanya the Evil.
In addition, anime has just desensitized me to insane individuals.
This individual is so obsessed with murder that it almost appears like a respectable passion project.
As a result, I’m going to move on before I wind myself on some kind of watch-list.
4. Beta-Lupusregina Lupusregina Lupusregina Lupusre
Given that all of the primary characters are total psychopaths with a lengthy number of bodies, I suddenly realized how repetitive my description of Clementine was.
Lupusregina, who is normally a very happy and preppy person, has a masochistic side to her.
That, on the other hand, might be part of what makes her so seductive.
The rapid transformation from an ignorant girl enjoying her best life to a masochistic warrior intent on slaughtering your whole community… It’s a highly memorable and strangely pleasant experience to see.
Plus, compared to the rest of the maid squad, she’s literally bursting at the seams with personality and character depth.
The fact that she’s stunning on top of it all just adds to the appeal.
Shalltear Bloodfallen is the third book in the Shalltear Bloodfallen series.
You know a pale white Marry Poppins loli figure is going to slaughter everyone when you see her.
Shalltear, to my surprise, lived up to my expectations in that aspect.
She’s one of the most animated members of the ensemble, despite the fact that she’s a vampire, often sparring with Albedo and attempting to get Ainz’s attention. That is, in between all of the atrocities.
She’s devoted to a fault, even attempting suicide after being forced to assault Ainz.
In a battle, her unwavering confidence is nothing short of badass.
Her abilities are also a mix of hax and visual spectacles. The more you find out about her, the more fascinating she becomes.
Fun fact: Shalltear plays for both sides, if you get what I’m saying, which is a wonderful gesture of representation!
Let’s just say her ideal partner doesn’t have to have a heartbeat.
Not going to lie, it’s a little strange.
But now I see why she gets so worked up with Ainz.
Many Overlord fans consider Albedo to be their favorite waifu, and it’s easy to understand why.
To begin with, swooning for the main character is literally in her programming, and we’re all self-inserting individuals.
Second, she’s a succubus who, for all intents and purposes, failed to perform the one thing succubuses are renowned for: being amusing and bizarrely wholesome.
Especially because it just fuels her desire to track out Ainz.
Third, when she’s thrilled, she waggles her wings a little. And for some reason, it’s one of the most endearing aspects of the program.
It’s essentially a dopamine switch.
And, believe me, we could all use a little more of that, since yandere characters always seem to find a way to get us in the end.
I have no doubt that Albedo would destroy the globe if she saw even one rude or flirty tweet directed at Ainz – and for some reason, we all agreed that this is exactly what we want in life.
1. Gamma Narberal
I’m not sure whether this is a hot take, but if you ask me, Nabel takes the cake.
This is mostly due to the fact that she’s accidentally so funny that every scene she’s in becomes my favorite moment of the show.
Her human insults are usually so inventive and particular. Every time I see her, I can’t help but grin, and I believe she creates some of the most spectacular “disgust looks” in anime.
Given her regular kuudere posture, this is quite a pleasure.
If English/Japanese isn’t your first language, observing Nabel interact with people will teach you all you need to know about insects (including how to use them to offend someone).
Her visual design is very stunning.
Personally, I think it’s a big bonus that her zeal for Ainz is a notch or two lower than Shalltear and Albedo’s.
I prefer a calm, composed demeanor over one that drools at the mere mention of Ainz’s name.