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Goblin
Goblin
Race Information
Japanese ゴブリン
Romaji Goburin
Race Demi-Human Race
Dominion New World & YGGDRASIL
Debut Information
Light Novel Overlord Volume 2
Manga Overlord Chapter 6
Anime Overlord Episode 6

Goblins (ゴブリン) are one of the demi-human races in the New World and YGGDRASIL. They are ugly, usually mischievous and sometimes malicious humanoids who dwell in the woodlands.

Background Edit

Appearance Edit

Goblins are small, ugly, cruel humanoids that stand barely three feet tall. They have scrawny bodies and hairless heads with massive ears and beady eyes. Their twisted faces, sport flat noses with two sharp fangs protruding from their large mouths. Their skin tone varies based on the surrounding environment.

Abilities Edit

Goblins are said to have better eyesight in the dark compared to humans. Goblins will resort to dirty tricks, ambushes and sheer numbers to overwhelm their enemy.

Culture Edit

Goblins are regarded as unsophisticated primitives by the humans in the New World. Despite this attitude, there have been various historical and fictional accounts depicting goblins in a better light. Goblins live in tribal groups, coexisting alongside ogres. This relationship is mutually beneficial for both parties, as the diminutive demi-humans provide food and leadership, while their imposing giant cousins offer their strength.

Whether it be in physical ability or in magic, strength is a key requirement for leadership in goblin society. Female goblins seem to have a greater potential of becoming magic casters and are thus respected. In addition wolves are considered to be their favored mounts.

Known Goblins Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Ten pups is the norm for a goblin family.
  • In YGGDRASIL, a goblin's strength ranges from level 1 to 50.
  • At one point in time there existed a goblin king, wielding the Branch of Tonelico, a powerful magic item which he used to slay countless dragons.
  • Goblins seem to have a comfortable relationship with ogres, as they are occasionally seen traveling and working together. However, it could have been just out of necessity as in following volumes ogres have been seen eating goblins as food.

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