Goblin Slayer ( ゴブリンスレイヤー) is the series' main character; an experienced silver ranked adventurer who only concerns himself with hunting goblins.
His appearance is not as glamorous or elegant due to using equipment that would seem lacking for an adventurer of his rank.
It is implied that he looks handsome and dignified, if somewhat pale, underneath his helmet.
Goblin Slayer is stoic for the most part, calm in most circumstances and simply unable to devote himself to anything outside of preparations to deal with Goblins after the ordeal he went through as a child. Because of this, he lacks the ability to understand certain social norms and doesn't notice the affections of those around him. His companions are working to help him overcome this, but the process isn't easy.
His desire to kill Goblins stems from two places: to prevent what happened to his village happening to others and to get revenge by eliminating every single member of their race. To this end, he has a single-minded devotion that has led to him being rigorous in hunting them down, leaving nothing to chance, and he pushes those under his tutelage into being just as prepared to avoid suffering because of a mistake. He will not hesitate to put himself against odds that will all but ensure his death, more than willing to face off against a Goblin Horde of at least 100 in an effort to kill as many as he can before they kill him.
Goblin Slayer was once an ordinary boy in a village. One day, his best friend left to work on a farm for a few days, and the two fought because he couldn't go with her. Later that night, his village was attacked by goblins and everyone he knew was killed.
He hid in his house's basement until nightfall. He sneaked out of the house, seeing all of the corpses, but was attacked by the goblins who hadn't left yet. He was saved from death by a rhea; they spent 5 years together before parting ways.
Goblin Slayer appeared to save Priestess from being killed by goblins. He then helped her save Woman Fighter and other women by killing the rest of the goblin nest. From there, the two formed a party and underwent several missions until they were recruited into slaying the Goblins working under a Demon Lord that had taken over an abandoned base. It is there they encountered an Ogre, scored a critical hit to Goblin Slayer before the use of a Gate Scroll linked to the bottom of the ocean sliced the monster in half and Goblin Slayer finished him by stabbing him in the head repeatedly.
Some time after this, he became aware of the Goblin Horde approaching the farm and informed Cow Girl to run with her family to the town. She refused, knowing he would throw his life away to kill as many as possible, and thus convinced him to ask for help at the Guild. With the help of Guild Girl, Spearman, and High Elf Archer, he managed to convince them to assist him with a reward for one gold per Goblin head and instructed them on how to prepare ahead of time while he eliminated the Goblin's nest before working with Priestess to kill the Goblin Lord.
After this, the events of Water Town (Volume 2) were undertaken and Sword Maiden enlisted his help to kill the goblins in the sewers. However, an encounter with the Goblin Champion leading the horde left him critically injured and near-death, resulting in the need for Resurrection Magic done by Sword Maiden and Priestess to help him recover. Once he was fully recovered, he and the others found the source of the Goblins in the form of a Gate Mirror and defeated the Goblin Champion by burying him under tons of rubble, before encasing the Gate Mirror in concrete and tossing it in the river to avoid anyone else using it.
He then confronted Sword Maiden and revealed he knew that she was the one who framed the original incident on the Goblins to bring attention them. Understanding her reasoning, he then promised to help her dealing with Goblins if they returned, earning her gratitude.
After the above (Volume 3), the Harvest Festival comes around and Goblin Slayer is invited to it by Cow Girl, Guild Girl as a date, though it eludes him initially. During his date with Guild Girl, he is attacked by a Rhea who he and Guild Girl had originally exiled due to him stealing treasure during an adventure with his party, where Guild Girl assisted in distracting him long enough for Goblin Slayer to prevail against him.
His style of combat relies more on pragmatism such as setting traps, using a weapon against its user, and taking whatever advantage that may come. He even uses his own imagination to re-purpose a protection spell in order to kill all the goblins in a burning elven fortress.
- Trained Combatant: The Goblin Slayer is relatively skilled in most weapons that he can get his hands on, from short swords, daggers to knives, using them effectively enough to kill goblins.
- Skilled Marksman: The Goblin Slayer is an incredibly proficient archer, he can accurately shot down Goblins from vast distances. With a thrown javelin, he could fatally injured a goblin shaman with little effort.
- Master Strategist: The Goblin Slayer is an excellent strategist, specializing in ambush and guerrilla warfare. He could come up with extraordinary plans to trapped large numbers of goblins, eliminating them with efficiency.
- Goblin Knowledge: The Goblin Slayer has devoted himself towards all matters related to goblins, ranging from their habits to their mindsets. This makes him the frontier's foremost expert when it comes to dealing with goblins, a specialist without peer in matters relating to them sought out by High Elf Archer and Sword Maiden.
While wearing only light armor and carrying a small round shield and occasionally a short sword that is routinely broken, the Dwarf noted that his equipment is perfectly suited for taking on Goblins in their dark and cramped lairs.
He has been known to sometimes use a magic scroll in desperate situations.
Party Members Edit
- He is known as Orcbolg among the elves and Beardcutter among the dwarves.