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It’s true. Humans do have their faults, but I want to believe in mankind. I want to believe in the kindness of humanity
— Kanon to Anos Voldigoad in "Rebirth"

Kanon (カノン Kanon?), commonly known as Hero Kanon (勇者カノン Yūsha Kanon?), was the legendary human hero who fought against the Demon King Anos during the Great War that occurred 2,000 years ago. Kanon was famous for having seven 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 courageous 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 appearances. 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 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 and his other sources. During the Great War, he met Anos and battled him several times, leading them to gain mutual respect for each other.

Kanon stands ready against Anos.

Near the end of the war, Anos came to Gairadite to invite Kanon to Demon King Castle Delsgade, where they would discuss how to peacefully end the war. Jerga tried to attack him but was easily defeated, causing Kanon to come and heal him. He offered to return a source to Jerga, but the latter declined as it was his decision to give Kanon a piece of his source. He bet everything on Kanon and told him that one day, Kanon would beat the Demon King. When Kanon asked him about Anos' offer, Jerga doubted it and told him that his kindness was wasted on demons, as he shouldn't feel guilty about killing them. Jerga then told Kanon to leave him and go reassure the people that the Demon King had left, so he did.

Kanon promises Anos to be his friend in another life.

Later, Kanon along with the Great Spirit Reno and the Goddess of Creation Militia met up at Delsgade. Rather than fight them, Anos offered a plan to stop the war and bring peace once and for all. After a bit of hesitation, Kanon accepted the deal and killed Anos, allowing the Demon King to cast Beno Ieven 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.

Kanon trying to appeal to Jerga.

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.

Kanon betrayed by the humans.

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

As expected, Anos' confidants could not forget his name, so they moved away from Dilhade. Even the mighty demons who were in conflict with him promised that they would remain quiet until he came back and everything was over. With their consent, Kanon went on to fuse six of his sources with the Seven Demon Elders . The only exception was Melheis Boran, as Kanon's last source belonged to himself. Nevertheless, all seven emperors opted to have their memories erased since 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 never managed to defeat him.

Kanon's seven sources

  • Master Source Magic User: 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.[4]
  • Master Swordsman: Kanon possesses immense skill and talent in swordsmanship, 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, as he was the only human capable of wielding the Spirit God Human Sword Evansmana.

Magic

See: Magic

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.

Kasim

Kasim was Kanon's senior comrade whom he trained alongside when he join the Demon King Subjugation Army, with Kasim originally being more talented then Kanon at both swordsmanship and hero magic. While the two were close friends during their training, Kasim began to resent Kanon for his ability to wield Evansmana, which made him be chosen as the leader of the Demon King Subjugation Army, much to Kasim's envy. Kasim would begin to try to undermine Kanon and the heroes, such as spreading stories about how a weakling cannot be a hero. Kanon, alongside Jerga, would attempt to plead with Kasim to stop his actions, but a battle broke out in which Kasim was supposedly destroyed by Jerga. The ordeal with Kasim took a slight toll on him, as he regretted not being able to reconcile with him.

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Trivia

  • Kanon was originally a village peasant before joining the Demon King Subjugation Army.[1]
  • According to Kanon, his parents were killed in battle, most likely during the Great War.[8]
  • Despite his great mastery of holy magic, he was incapable of using Theo Asc, as he had a lonely heart that carried the hopes of others.[9]
  • 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, despite Ledriano's Asc having 100 times more people, because he couldn't unify people as well as Kanon could.[5]
  • Due to his mastery of source magic, Kanon could cast Syrica and maintain his memories and powers in a new body, as his mastery was so great that he could retain all of his abilities in a body that didn't share a drop of his old blood.[7]
  • Despite never truly defeating him in battle[1], Anos claims Kanon as the only person to have defeated him.[6]
  • According to Anos, Kanon is indirectly responsible for the peace that Anos created as Kanon taught him the beauty of humanity, thus convincing Anos that there was a possibility to end the Great War on peaceful terms.[6]
  • Unlike other humans, Kanon was respected among demons for both his power and his willingness to spare demons during the Great War.[10]
  • Kanon was one of the few people during the Mythical Age that was capable of crossing Beno Ieven, which Anos created by sacrificing his life.[11]
  • Kanon is the only wielder of Evansmana in the Militia World.[12]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Web Novel, Arc 3, Chapter 38
  2. 2.0 2.1 Web Novel, Arc 2, Prologue
  3. 3.0 3.1 Web Novel, Arc 3, Prologue
  4. Web Novel, Arc 3, Chapter 27
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Web Novel, Arc 3, Chapter 23
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Web Novel, Arc 8, Chapter 40
  7. 7.0 7.1 Web Novel, Arc 3, Chapter 37
  8. Web Novel, Arc 8, Chapter 47
  9. Web Novel, Arc 4, Chapter 35
  10. Web Novel, Arc 3, Chapter 19
  11. Web Novel, Arc 4, Chapter 52
  12. Web Novel, Arc 3, Chapter 15

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