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It's true that humans can be weak. But I want to believe in them! I want to believe in human kindness!
— Kanon to Anos Voldigoad

Kanon (カノン, Kanon) was the legendary human hero from the Mythical Age, who battled against the Demon King Anos during the Great War that occured 2000 years ago. Kanon was famous for having 7 sources that made him nigh-immortal, as well as being the wielder of the legendary holy sword, the Spirit God Human Sword Evansmana.

Appearance

Kanon was a well built young man with dark blonde hair and green eyes. He wore a blue-colored nobleman attire with silver armor and cape on top.

Personality

Kanon was a kind and courageus person, as he was noted to have the qualities of a "true hero", that many looked up to such as his willingness to fight and die for those who could not fight for themselves, as Kanon was stated to have great charisma that rallied people to him and allowed him to give hope to them. Kanon was sensitive to the hearts of others and very perceptive about the feelings of others, as he could see what people were trying to hide behind their outwards appereances. It is noted that he had great willpower as he was able to continue battling against Anos and continuously having his sources destroyed, despite the agonizing pain it would cause him.

Kanon strived for peace and was compassionate to even his enemies, often letting demons go if he didn't have a reason to kill them. Even after all of the hardships that he went through because of Anos during the Great War, Kanon was able to trust in him and his proposal for a peaceful world. After being killed by Jerga's allies, Kanon decided to work alongside demons instead, who were more willing to forgive and forget.

As revealed by Lay's deeper and hidden feelings, Kanon was in truth suffocated by the duties of being a hero. As a country boy, all he ever wanted to do was to swing the sword. He was never strong nor righteous, he was afraid of death and never even wanted to kill. But more people had died by his hands than the people he managed to save. But even so, someone had to bring back hope to the people, even at the expense of themselves. As he kept dying and reviving, over and over again, he one day realized that the people had the Hero Kanon, so who did he have? Then one day someone reached out their hands to him, the very person he was supposed to kill, the Demon King of Tyranny Anos Voldigoad, his "only hero".[1]

History

Kanon was trained by the Commander Jerga and was the great hero of the human race during the war against the demon race 2,000 years ago. Kanon was unique in that he possessed seven sources: one main one and six extras. As long as one source remained, Kanon would always be able to resurrect himself. During the Great War, he met and battled Anos several times, leading the two of them to gain mutual respect for each other.

Near the end of the war, Anos personally came to Gairadite as Kanon and Jerga prepared for his arrival, with Jerga telling Kanon he would make an opening for him to stab Anos with his holy sword after Jerga distract Anos, with Kanon being reluctant to risk his mentor's life as Jerga reassured him and lunged to attack the Demon King but was easily defeated by him. Anos invite Kanon to come discuss of a way to peacefully end the war in his castle Delsgade before leaving, as Kanon rushed to heal Jerga. Kanon offered to return a source to Jerga, but the latter declined as he told Kanon it was his decision to give Kanon a piece of his source, as he bet everything on Kanon and told him that one day, Kanon would beat the Demon King. Kanon asked Jerga about Anos' offer, with Jerga disbelieved it and told Kanon that his kindness was wasted on demons, as he shouldn't feel guilty about killing them. Jegra then told Kanon to leave him and go reassure the people that the Demon King had left, as Kanon headed out to perform the task.

Later, Kanon along with the Great Spirit Reno and the Creator Goddess Militia met up at the Demon King Castle Delsgade. Rather than fight them, Anos offered a plan to stop the war and bring peace once for all. After a bit of hesitation, Kanon accepted the deal and killed Anos, allowing the Demon King to cast Beno Yeven using his life force, thus creating four walls to separate the races for the next 1,000 years. Before dying, Anos told Kanon that he would reincarnate in 2,000 years, promising him to be his friend if they ever met again.

At the end of the war, Jerga, who still held a deep hatred towards the demons, wanted to set up the Hero Academy to pass his resentment to the future generations. However, Kanon opposed the idea and was against the foundation of the Hero Academy until the very end. He insisted that the Demon King gave away his life to bring about peace, but not many people believed him, even though Kanon was the Hero. Jerga abandoned his life and passed his resentment, hatred, and revenge against the demons through the magic Asc. Kanon strongly opposed the magicalization of Jerga.

While he was alone initially, Kanon was able to gain many supporters who wanted to put grudges aside and work towards peace. But Jerga's allies waited until Kanon's guard was down before killing him. However, because of his seven sources, Kanon revived almost immediately. Seeing that humans would not get over their hatred, Kanon decided to protect Anos. He created the fictional Demon King Avos Dilhevia as an outlet for the humans' resentment. He then talked and sometimes fought with the demons to persuade them into helping him. Since the demon race admired Anos, they understood him better than the humans, thus they believed the Hero's words and decided to forget Anos Voldigoad so that the fake Demon King could take his place.

As expected, Anos' confidants, including Shin Reglia, could not forget his name. They reincarnated and moved away from Dilhade. Even the mighty demons who were in conflict with him before the war promised that they would be quiet until he came back and everything was over.

With their consent, Kanon went on to fuse six of his sources with the Seven Elder Demon Emperors. The only exception was Melheis Boran since Kanon's last source belonged to himself. Nevertheless, all seven emperors opted to have their memories erased because they could not lie to Anos. If he ever came into contact with them after reincarnating, he would learn of Kanon's plan.

With his remaining source, Kanon reincarnated over and over again and eventually became a pure-blooded demon, Lay Glanzudlii.

Abilities

  • Immense Magic Power: According to Anos, Kanon was so powerful that he didn't seem human, as he possessed a vast amount of magical power for a human. During the Great War, Kanon was the only being who could fight against Anos on equal grounds, although Kanon didn't ever manage to defeat him.
  • Source Magic: According to Anos, Kanon's mastery of source magic surpasses even his own.[2] Kanon was able to develop six additional sources due to using Evansmana to cut pieces of other human soldiers' sources and sublimate them into six additional sources for himself.[3]
    • Resurrection: Due to having seven sources, Kanon can resurrect himself whenever he dies and restore the other six sources as long as one remains.
  • Master Swordsman: Kanon is possesses immense skill and talent in swordmanship, as he was the only swordsman to have ever defeated Shin Reglia, the demon's strongest swordsman, in a one-on-one duel.[2] Kanon can also wield any holy sword and was the only known user of the Spirit God Human Sword <Evansmana> in the world of Militia.

Magic

See: Magic

  • Hero Troops <Asla>: Troop magic which combines the power of ones subordinates and transfers it to the leader to strengthen them.
  • Sanctuary <Asc>: Great magic that can unite people's hearts and transform their hopes and wishes into magic power. According to Anos, Kanon's mastery of <Asc> was far greater then any other hero, as he stated that Ledriano's <Asc> which was backed by 10 million people was inferior to Kanon's because he couldn't unify people as well as Kanon could.[4]
  • Ablaze Light Mortar Sanctuary <Theo Trias>: The holy magic power collected in <Sanctuary Asc> is turned into shells and shoot at once. This is the strongest light attribute magic of the heroes.
  • Anti-Magic Healing <Enshell>: A less practical version of Healing <Ent>, it focuses on healing wounds and other damage to the body that is caused by magic.

Weapons and Equipment

See: Equipment

Kanon wielding Evansmana

  • Spirit God Human Sword <Evansmana>: Among the eighty-eight holy swords, Evansmana reigns as the strongest of them all. It is a legendary sword forged with the intention of slaying the Demon King, Anos Voldigoad. Evansmana is a sword that can alter even destiny.



Relationships

Jerga

Jerga was Kanon's teacher. Despite having a high level of respect towards Jerga, Kanon was openly opposed to Jerga's desire to pass his hatred on to students of the Hero Academy.

Anos Voldigoad

Even though they started as enemies, the two developed a mutual respect for each other and agreed to become friends after they reincarnated. Their relationship is that similar of brothers-in-arms despite being on opposing sides.

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Trivia

References

  1. Maou Gakuin Web Novel, Arc 3, Chapter 38
  2. 2.0 2.1 Maou Gakuin Web Novel, Arc 2, Prologue
  3. Maou Gakuin Web Novel, Arc 3, Prologue
  4. Maou Gakuin Web Novel, Arc 3, Chapter 23

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