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This is the list of Story Arcs and their corresponding summaries, for the Overlord series' main storyline.

The list also includes the number of light novel volumes, manga chapters, anime episodes and specials the story arc has.

The Undead King Arc Edit

The Undead King Arc is the first major story arc in the Overlord series. This arc introduces Momonga, an average salary man who spends most of his time playing the game of YGGDRASIL that is about to shut down, who was suddenly transformed into his avatar and his NPC's came to life, he must struggle to survive this new world or decided to take over this new world.

The Dark Warrior Arc Edit

The Dark Warrior Arc is a major story arc in the Overlord series. This arc is about Ainz Ooal Gown and Narberal Gamma under their adventurer persona by the name of Momon and Nabe are on a mission to become famous adventurer so that they can earn some money, fame, influence and also to learn more about this new world.

The Bloody Valkyrie Arc Edit

The Bloody Valkyrie Arc is a major story arc in the Overlord series. This arc is about Ainz Ooal Gown stopping Shalltear Bloodfallen's rebellion before she cause more problem to him and also jeopardize his future plan in the new world.

The Lizard Man Heroes Arc Edit

The Lizard Man Heroes Arc is a major story arc in the Overlord series. This arc introduces Zaryusu Shasha, a lizardman of the Green Claw Tribe trying to unite and save the lizardman tribes from total annihilation in order to fight against the undead forces of Nazarick.

The Men in the Kingdom Arc Edit

The Men in the Kingdom Arc is a major story arc in the Overlord series. This first half of the arc is focus on Climb, Brain Unglaus, and Sebas Tian in Re-Estize. While in the second half of the arc is about Jaldabaoth threatening the Re-Estize Kingdom with his demon army and turning the city into total pandemonium.

The Invaders of the Large Tomb Arc Edit

The Invaders of the Large Tomb Arc is a major story arc in the Overlord series. This arc is about Foresight, a worker group who volunteered to explore and investigate a mysterious large tomb. Unknown to them, they are facing their certain death by exploring the headquarters of Ainz Ooal Gown.

The Two Leaders Arc Edit

The Two Leaders Arc is a side story in the Overlord series. This arc is about Enri Emmot becoming the new matriarch of Carne Village and the daily life of Nazarick.

The Magic Caster of Destroy Arc Edit

The Magic Caster of Destroy Arc is a major story arc in the Overlord series. This arc is about the annual war between Re-Estize Kingdom and Baharuth Empire. Ainz Ooal Gown and his newly establish nation decided to join the annual war and turning it into a total war.

The Ruler of Conspiracy Arc Edit

The Ruler of Conspiracy Arc is a major story arc in the Overlord series. This arc is about Ainz Ooal Gown's decision to turn his kingdom into a utopia for all races. Meanwhile, rulers of other countries are plotting to oppose him and his newly founded nation.

The Craftsman of Dwarf Arc Edit

The Craftsman of Dwarf Arc is a major story arc in the Overlord series. This arc is about Ainz Ooal Gown's visit to the Dwarf Kingdom alongside Aura Bella Fiora and Shalltear Bloodfallen. However, they discover that the dwarves are being threatened by the Quagoa.

The Paladin of the Holy Kingdom Arc Edit

The Paladin of the Holy Kingdom Arc is a major story arc in the Overlord series. This arc is about the demi-humans' invasion led by Jaldabaoth against the Roble Holy Kingdom. Realizing how powerful this threat posed to be for their nation, the Holy Kingdom planned to enlist the help of Momon in their war effort.

Trivia Edit

  • First Season of the Overlord anime adaptation covers Light Novel Volumes 1 to 3.
  • Second Season of the Overlord anime adaptation covers Light Novel Volumes 4 to 6.
  • Third Season of the Overlord anime adaptation covers Light Novel Volumes 7 to 9.
  • There are two sets of volumes which focus on one story arc. One being Volumes 5 and 6 of The Men in the Kingdom Arc while the other being Volumes 12 and 13 of The Paladin of the Holy Kingdom Arc.