Goblin Lord (ゴブリンロード) was a Goblin and the major antagonist of Goblin Slayer Vol.1. Leading the raid on the farm, his forces were routed by the Adventurers and he was forced to retreat. Goblin Slayer intercepted him with Priestess and killed him after a duel.
Goblin Lord is taller than normal goblins and far more muscular, having lived and grown over the years. He has a goatee and wears a crown, a cloak, and armor.
Having lived a long life, the Goblin Lord fancies himself as being far more cunning and intelligent that the other Goblins in his forces. To that end, he is willing to sacrifice them for the sake of getting away, knowing he can grow even more clever and resourceful over time.
He loathes begging for his life and bending knee to any others, especially to humans, and only uses it as a means of getting the upper-hand.
When he was a small child, his nest was killed by a female adventurer and he begged her to spare his life. She did so on the agreement of never doing anything evil again, but the moment she turned her back he knocked her over the head with a rock and then killed her. As years pass, he became more resourceful and brutal, raping women. He became a wanderer after then. Few more years later, a barbarian massacres his horde, he rushes to the cave and held one of the women the goblins raped hostage, this made the barbarian pause for the moment as the Goblin Lord soon killed both the barbarian the woman. The Goblin Lord triumphantly howls as he takes the barbarian's axe (which soon became his signature weapon).
From then on he joined many nests, surviving the attacks and growing stronger and wiser where the others died, until he eventually came to rule over a large force of Goblins.
He appears leading the Goblin Army force that he'd assembled, with the intention of using the farm where Cow Girl stayed as a beach-head to attack the town. However, his forces are stopped by the Adventurers and every strategy he can unleash was countered until he was left with only Goblin Champions to buy himself time to escape.
As he flees, he intended to rebuild his forces with the women at his nest. At the same time, when Goblin Slayer intercepts him, he informs the Goblin Lord that his nest has already been destroyed and both had used their armies as a distraction for their own activities. A duel commences as Goblin Lord gains the upper-hand until he is trapped between to barriers by Priestess, and Goblin Slayer kills him.
- Enhanced Intelligence: Goblin Lord held the ability to plan and command his forces through intellect it gained over time, making it formidable and ambitious.
- Above-Average Strength: Using Strength that was above average, it could brandish a large axe to use as a weapon and fight Goblin Slayer to a standstill.
- Double-sided Axe: His signature weapon is a Double-sded axe, which he s skilled in using it, capable of decapitating his fellow goblins and uses it to hold his ground against Goblin Slayer.