Re: Zero is one of the most popular animes today. The premise of the show, a person from modern times mysteriously ending up in a different reality makes it extremely easy to get into. According to the fans, one of the best parts of the show is its main characters, but with so many to choose from, which ones are the best.
This article offers a list of who we think are the ten best characters of the series with a brief explanation. If you are curious as to how your favorite characters rank on our list keep reading to find out.
Rem, along with her sister Ram, works as a maid in the service of Lord Roswaal L Mathers. She appears in Arc 2, Arc 3, and Arc 7, and is one of the primary supporting characters in Re: Zero. She was also the secondary antagonist during the first part of Arc 2.
She was initially wary of Subaru, but after he saved her, she warmed up to him and formed deep affection for him. Lye Batenkaitos ate her name and memories at the end of Arc 3, and she went into suspended animation as a result.
She ultimately awoke from her slumber after Lye’s death at the conclusion of Arc 6, but she now suffers from amnesia since she has yet to restore her memories.
She is the most popular and best-liked character of the series and it is easy to understand why. Her personality is a perfect combination of cute mannerisms and nurturing characteristics with all other aspects which make her a strong and independent character.
Emilia is the main heroine of the Re: Zero series. She is a Half-Elf who is competing in the Royal Selection to become the 42nd King of the Dragon Kingdom of Lugnica.
Emilia is likely the most prominent character in the series since most events revolve around her. She makes her official appearance at the very beginning of the series. Subaru became her official knight after Arc 4.
Despite the fact that Emilia is the main character in the story, she is frequently eclipsed by Rem. Both are Subaru’s love interests, therefore it should come as no surprise that they are frequently contrasted.
Emilia is a sweetheart who enjoys looking after people, despite the fact that she refuses to recognize it, blaming it on her own selfishness.
As a result, Emilia frequently avoids opening out to people and expressing her troubles to a great extent. She is unconcerned about her looks and relies on Puck to take care of her hair and clothes. Others have treated her harshly since her look is identical to that of the Witch of Envy.
Despite Subaru’s fondness for treating her as a damsel in distress, she is far more capable and self-reliant in reality. It’s awful that she has to suffer so much every now and again, despite being a sweetheart by all accounts.
3. Natsuki Subaru
Natsuki Subaru is the protagonist of Re: Zero. Satella gave him the power to Return by Death as a hikikomori who was taken to Lugnica for mysterious reasons.
Following the event at the Sanctuary, he became Emilia’s knight and was subsequently shown to possess the requisite qualities to become a Sage Candidate.
While Subaru has a tendency to misread things, leading him to make foolish actions, he is devoted to those he loves, wanting to aid them even if it means going down a difficult path.
He gets his determination reaffirmed by the numerous scenarios and events he encounters in the fantasy world, despite his initial tendency to choose the ‘easier option.
He is hopeful of the possibilities that being dragged into a new universe presents as a shut-in NEET, but he soon understands the realities of his situation. He eventually vows to be devoted and protective of the people he loves the most.
Subaru, under his quirky persona, is an extremely insecure guy who suffers from a serious inferiority complex as a result of growing up under his father’s shadow. He also developed a basic misunderstanding of relationships, believing that if he wasn’t the focus of attention, he would be abandoned.
Subaru is a unique take on what anime protagonists are often like, despite many fans finding him unpleasant at times due to his crybaby mentality. While male heroes are typically presented to be extremely powerful, if not the strongest of all, Subaru is on the other end of the scale. He is essentially impotent, and he isn’t the most courageous of characters. But he keeps trying, and at some point, his desperation nearly comes off as inspiring.
The witches have been represented as the most terrible force of evil in Re: Zero since the beginning. So it came as a surprise when Echidna was revealed to be a deceased witch who merely wanted to have tea with Subaru.
She appeared to be courteous, soft-spoken, empathetic, and perhaps a little infantile at a first impression. The other Witches described her as clumsy, as seen by the time she lit the woodland on fire, nearly burning to death while attempting to warm herself.
She was also negligent about daily activities, almost forgetting about her pyroxene crystal necklace containing the souls of the other Witches and almost abandoning it if it hadn’t been brought to her by Colette and Palmyra.
She seems to be a bit misplaced since the witches are introduced as the ultimate evil in the series and Echidna doesn’t really represent that.
However, once you get to know her you’ll realize she is black-hearted, unable to appreciate the sentiments of others, and, by conventional standards, a sociopath. She had no qualms about adopting sophistry, lying, and misleading people in order to get more information. Whenever the two of them interacted, she was courteous and even joyful.
Her actual objectives are eventually exposed to be more complicated, yet she is never a threat to anybody and remains a neutral and charming figure, which is the reason why so many fans love her.
Ram is Rem’s younger sister and one of Margrave Roswaal L Mathers’ twin maids. Ram was born into the Oni Clan with just one horn and demonstrated great talent and power, prompting the community to refer to her as the Oni God’s second coming.
However, she lost her horn after being attacked by the Witch Cult and was saved by Roswaal L Mathers, along with her sister.
In exchange, Ram promised to assist Roswaal in his quest, promising to assist him in killing the Divine Dragon. Despite promising to assassinate him and revenge her dead Clan over her ten years of service under the Margave, she developed intense affections for him.
With the exception of one of the unsuccessful loops when Rem succumbed to the curse, Ram had a somewhat neutral role when she first appeared in Arc 2, neither aiding Subaru’s efforts nor actively opposing him, as her sister did. She did, however, play a crucial part in the arc’s final loop, allowing Subaru to triumph and put an end to the Demon Beast’s rampage in the forest.
Ram also played an important supporting role in Arcs 4 and 6, battling Roswaal in the first and the Sin Archbishop of Gluttony in the second.
Her quirky personality and dismissive towards other characters (but mainly Subaru) make her an entertaining character as well as extremely likable. She is also extremely confident and often praises herself for her adorable appearance and, mannerisms which usually come off as humorous and break the tension in the show.
6. Otto Suwen
Otto Suwen was a merchant until the Witch Cult kidnapped him and Natsuki Subaru’s gang rescued him.
After their first encounter with the Hakugei in Arc 3, Otto and Subaru began their relationship in a harsh tone.
Otto followed Subaru and Emilia to the Sanctuary when their paths met for the final time in the same Arc, and functioned as one of Subaru’s largest supporters, becoming important to Subaru’s intentions and helping him to fight Roswaal and overcome the Sanctuary event. Otto joined Emilia Camp the next year as their Head of Internal Affairs.
He also played an important part in Arc 5, assisting in the defeat of two of the three Sin Archbishops of Gluttony at the expense of a major leg injury.
Otto is a very unfortunate individual, as evidenced by his nearly drowning in his first bath; he was thus born under an unfortunate star. Others assumed he was talking to imaginary objects when he was small and treated him as a miserable child because of his Divine Protection.
He’s often humiliated, sensitive, and perceived as weak or pitiful, which might cause people to underestimate him. He may also be fearful and panicked; when he found out the White Whale was following Subaru, he shoved him out of his cart, albeit he still perished in this universe.
He isn’t completely devoid of virtue, either. He is extremely devoted to his friends; he aided Subaru in the Sanctuary despite the fact that it could have cost him his life; this isn’t the first time he has put his life on the line for his friends.
Beatrice is a member of the Emilia Camp and the previous custodian of Roswaal’s Mansion’s Forbidden Library until its destruction in Arc 4’s conclusion. She is a major supporting character in Re: Zero, having a particularly important role in Arc 4.
She is a made-up ghost produced for unexplained purposes by the Witch of Greed. She was ordered to wait in the library for That Person who would save her 400 years ago. Subaru persuaded her to live at Arc 4’s conclusion, and she became his contracted spirit.
Beatrice has a condescending attitude toward others and has a difficult time coping with individuals who attempt to get close to her. Despite her confidence, she is a lonely person who, despite her apparent rigidity, is softhearted.
Because of their similarities, she is fond of Puck and prefers him to the other Roswaal family members. Beatrice, like Puck, has the ability to detect when someone has been cursed. She can detect where a curse has been put on a person’s body and then remove it. Beatrice, on the other hand, can only remove a curse if the caster hasn’t yet activated the curse they’ve cast on someone.
Despite some of her flaws her cute personality and adorable mannerisms make it extremely easy to warm up to her character. This makes it extremely heartbreaking when her arc turns slightly darker when she reveals she has been waiting for someone to end her life.
Emilia formerly had a contract with Puck, an Artificial Spirit made by Echidna. He’s the current Great Spirit of Fire and is known as the Beast of the End.
Puck had an important part in Emilia’s mental health during Arcs 1–4, nurturing her and functioning as a parent figure. However, during the events of the 4th Arc, Puck forcibly ended the contract with Emilia in order to break the seal that had been placed on her memories, giving her a fighting chance in the Witch of Greed’s Trials.
Puck is one of the most likable characters in the series and one of the most popular characters overall. The endearing bond shared between him and Emilia makes the viewers forget he is a very powerful spirit more than capable of destroying the world.
Luckily he prefers to spend time with Emilia and help her in every endeavor. This is why it was so heartbreaking when the two separated.
Puck is a pleasant spirit in general. He is overjoyed and remains by Emilia’s side to protect her, lovingly referring to her as “Lia.” He makes a few blunders here and there, but he gets along swimmingly with Beatrice.
Puck’s disposition, on the other hand, drastically shifts in loops where Emilia dies, displaying full indifference for everyone but her and even wanting to destroy the universe in order to fulfill their contract’s stipulation.
Unfortunately, we haven’t seen much of Puch ever since this happened which is one of the biggest criticisms of the show from the second season forward.
9. Roswaal L. Mathers
Roswaal L Mathers is the lord of the Roswaal Mansion, the margrave of the Mathers region, and the Court Mage of the Dragon Kingdom of Lugnica.
However, since he was 14 years old, he has been possessed by the spirit of his ancestor, Roswaal A Mathers. He is a major supporting character in Re: Zero and the actual adversary of Arcs 1 and 4.
He was manipulating Emilia, Subaru, and Ram for his own purposes, which included destroying the Divine Dragon and reviving his mentor, despite the fact that he was backing Emilia’s quest for the crown.
Ram and Rem are very important to Roswaal, and he holds them in high respect among his crew. He is, however, unique among the nobles in that he has such tight ties with Demi-humans that many of them work for him.
As a result, there have been unsavory rumors that he has a predilection for them. Garfiel, on the other hand, believes it’s because he’s been bringing half to the Sanctuary.
He made a bet with Subaru in Arc 4 and lost, forcing him to fully support Emilia, albeit he hasn’t given up his goals.
He is one of the fan favorites because he was eccentric from the moment he was introduced. His personality makes him one of the most interesting characters on the show which is why the viewers often find it easy to root for him.
Frederica Baumann’s half-brother Garfiel Tinsel is the former keeper of Sanctuary. He was introduced as a secondary adversary during Arc 4’s first half, but eventually became one of Re: Zero’s supporting characters, having key roles in the following seasons.
Following a family tragedy, he developed a deep aversion to the outer world. He survived his prior trauma with Subaru’s guidance, and following the Sanctuary and Mansion incident, he joined the Emilia Camp.
He has experienced numerous instances when he has been powerless since being exposed to the outside world, yet he stays committed to defending people dear to him. This is one aspect of his personality that makes him one of the fan’s favorite.
He is written in a way that portrays him as a young immature boy who often comes off as a bully, however as the viewers get to know him they realize he is actually really kind with a good heart, but simply doesn’t know how to express it.
Garfiel is a young, small boy with short, combed-back gold hair and deep, piercing jade eyes. He has sharp feline-like teeth, identical to Frederica’s, due to his demi-human heritage.
In truth, both Frederica and Garfiel had a similar face, with the exception of a massive white scar across the full of Garfiel’s forehead, which he inflicted upon himself after seeing what he believed was his mother’s murder during the First Trial.