"Ruler of Death" (死の支配者 Shi No Shihai-Sha) is the fourth episode of the Overlord Anime adaptation. It was first broadcasted on July 28, 2015.


Sunlight Scripture led by Nigun Grid Luin prepares to attack Carne Village and kills Gazef Stronoff. When the Carne Village is surrounded, Gazef selfishly request Ainz Ooal Gown to protect the village once more. Gazef and his troops valiant attempt to exempt the villagers from the fighting. Gazef uses his martial arts against the angels but he was overwhelm by their magic and all of his troop are killed or unable to fight. Nigun tells Gazef that he should abandon the villagers to save his life but Gazef taunts Nigun that someone in the village is stronger than him which Nigun orders his angel to kill him immediately. Gazef waiting for his imminent death is teleports along with his men to the village storage house and realizing that his life was saved by Ainz.

Ainz confronts the Sunlight Scripture and request them to surrender or face the consequences. Ainz uses Negative Burst on the Archangel Flame and use Hell Flame on the Principality Observation. Nigun desperate use the sealing crystal and summoned the Dominion Authority. Ainz feel disappointed at Nigun's highest angel that he summoned. Nigun thinks Ainz is joking and orders the Dominion Authority to attack but it was slight damage him. Albedo gets mad and cursed the lower life form for hurting her beloved. Ainz calm Albedo down and use Black Hole on the Dominion Authority. Nigun begins to beg for his life but turned down by Ainz and Albedo and face the consequences for their foolishness.

Ainz easily efeats the Sunlight Scripture and returns back to Nazarick. He announces and orders his NPCs to spread his named to the New World while his servants misinterpret his declaration and prepares for their own plan on taking over world.

Major Events

  • Gazef Stronoff and his warrior troops battle against the Sunlight Scripture but almost obliterated by them.
  • Gazef and his troop are teleported to Carne Village and saving their life by Ainz.
  • Ainz Ooal Gown confronts and defeats the Sunlight Scripture.
  • Ainz discovers that YGGDRASIL magic and items exist in this world.
  • Battle of Carne Village ends.
  • Momonga officially renames himself as Ainz Ooal Gown.
  • Ainz orders his NPCs to make his name an eternal legend through the New World.
  • Floor Guardians prepares to plan in secret on taking over world without Ainz's knowledge.

Character Appearance

In Order of Appearance

New Characters

  • No new characters were introduced during this episode.

Abilities Used

Known Abilities

Tier Spells

  • High Tiered Physical Nullification
  • Negative Burst
  • Holy Ray
  • Poison
  • Shockwave
  • Fire Rain
  • Confusion
  • Stalagmite's Charge
  • Open Wounds
  • Roaring Flame
  • Cursed Word
  • Blindness
  • Hell Flame
  • Holy Smite
  • Black Hole
  • Greater Break Item

Martial Arts

  • Focus Battle Aura
  • Six Fold Slash of Light
  • Instant Counter
  • Flow Acceleration


Known Locations

New Locations

  • No new locations were introduced during this episode.

Anime Notes

  • It shows that how Nigun Grid Luin obtained the sealing crystal.
  • After Gazef and his troop were teleported into Ainz's magical protected warehouse. He checked the sculpture that was given by Ainz and it's vanished from his hand.
  • Ainz was not shown to have return to the village after the battle.
  • Momonga uses his magic to burn his banner to officially named himself as Ainz Ooal Gown. While in the LN and Manga, he just simply use his magic to drop his banner.


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