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The Protagonist Race, or Main Player Race, is the term given to the dominant species on the Continent, the one that is the focus of the struggle against the Demon King and the Dark Lords. It is the species that Ludo-Rathowm observes the most closely, designed by Supreme God Roven-Pan.
Everything the Protagonist Race struggles against is a bid to entertain the Creator God. Battles against the Demon King, being terrorized by the Dark Lords, fighting monsters or internal power struggles, all of these things make Ludo-Rathowm happy. So naturally, when Ludo-Rathowm begins to yawn and grow bored, Ragnarok is initiated and the world begins anew, with a new Protagonist Race to replace the previous failure.
Protagonists Races Edit
Simple bio-organisms created as prototypes. They all floated in the air and varied in sizes and forms. They were extremely weak, like bugs, and Ludo-Rathowm soon grew bored of them.
Typical Traits Edit
- Fragile, not physically stronger than bugs.
- Made up of light souls.
- Floated in the air.
Since the Round Ones were too pathetically weak, Roven-Pan made up by making the most magnific race to ever populate the continent. Dragons were wise beings with long lifespans, wielded incredible strength and boasted a gigantic size. They truly were the closest thing to a perfect race.
However Dragons were so strong and wise that they brought worldwide peace quickly followed by utopia after defeating the Demon King (despite forever losing their ability to reproduce during the war). This enraged Ludo-Rathowm and he ordered dragons to be exterminated by an army of gods, launching the first and so far only Ragnarok.
Regardless, a handful few dragons were spared, living away from most mortal eyes.
- Incredibly powerful beings, strong enough to even take down the Demon King.
- Long lifespans.
- Clever and wise.
- Extremely low and limited birth-rate.
Ludo-Rathowm yawned at the Round Ones and was infuriated with the dragons, so Roven-Pan worked the hardest for the third protagonist race. He reached the conclusion that Round Ones were too weak whereas Dragons were much too powerful, so his goal was to find a perfect balance between the two with his new race. He designed humans as very weak and flawed, easily led astray by their emotions and lacking mobility, but still sturdy enough to defend themselves, coupled with disparate strength and intelligence, as well as a resolution strong enough to struggle for survival.
Ludo-Rathowm was pleased by humans and considers them to be his favourite species so far, which is why they have been allowed to live for many millennia, much longer than their predecessors.
- Adept, versatile and creative tool-makers.
- Strong resolution and potential to overcome adversity when pushed to the breaking point.
- Relatively high birth-rate.
- Their bodies are weak, preventing them from ever defeating the Demon King.
- Their hearts are fragile, enabling them to easily fall to despair when their hopes are crushed.
- They have limited lifespans, ensuring that they never fully mature.
The protagonist race 50,000 years after the events of Rance X. Through unknown means, squidmen eventually succeeded in replacing humanity as the Continent's most dominant race. Since they were a pre-existing race of Guy Monster, it seems that Roven-Pan was not given the role to create a new race, possibly suggesting that it was a change that happened naturally rather than due to divine intervention.