Raphtalia, as she literally points out, is Naofumi’s sword. And he’s the shield.
In the beginning she’s weak, frail, and in a word: recovering from her abusive past life as a slave.
This gives her story depth and is one of the reasons the
Her quotes highlight insecurities, hope, courage, and progress.
Here’s a list of the best Raphtalia has to offer!
“What the hell are you people standing around for? Naofumi-sama is fighting in our place! That’s right, if only I weren’t so useless..If i only were stronger… I wouldn’t have to put him through this. You have the power, so why won’t you fight? How can you call yourselves the world’s heroes like that?” – Raphtalia
“Even if you can’t trust anyone anymore, I trust you.” – Raphtalia
“Naofumi Sama.. You won’t leave me, right? I can’t imagine a world without you.” – Raphtalia
“Naofumi-Sama. Don’t ever die. Please don’t leave me alone.” – Raphtalia
“Did you do this knowing Naofumi-sama was here?! Depending on your answer, I’ll have your head!” – Raphtalia
“What kind of knight neglects the people he’s meant to defend?” – Raphtalia
“Naofumi-sama..Well, I just want to say…I’m truly grateful I met you. You cured my illness and fed me warm meals. You taught me how to live. And you gave me a reason to fight…a reason to fight the waves. I am your sword! Where you go, I will go with you.” – Raphtalia
“I mean sure I’m still an unreliable kid who cries at the drop of a hat. I may even be a burden. But please let me stand by your side. I need you Naofumi-Sama.” – Raphtalia
“I’m happy that we’re staying in a hot springs inn, but Filo’s being too clingy with Naofumi-sama. I want to be clingy with him too!” – Raphtalia
“I am Naofumi-sama’s sword. None may disrespect him in my presence.” – Raphtalia
“I know you better than anyone else in this world. I know how kind you are. So even if the whole world speaks ill of you, I’ll tell them they’re wrong. I’ll tell them again and again that you’re a wonderful person. You’re the one who saved my life, gave me a sword, and showed me my purpose in life. I am your sword. I will follow you through fire and brimstone.” Raphtalia
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