Adlet Mayer (アドレット・マイア Adoretto Maia ), called Adlet Myer in the anime, is one of the Braves from the third generation.
Adlet has long, reddish hair and wears light leather armor with an iron forehead protector. His hair slowly turns to yellow at the tips. Around his waist Adlet has four thick leather belts, each with lots of little pouches full of different tools to fight with. His main weapon is a short sword, used more often in order to parry his opponent's attacks rather than to directly attack his opponents with. He also has an iron box that he carries on his back filled with more tools for fighting Kyouma.
Adlet has a strong will, never giving up even in the most dire situations, as well as a strong sense of camaraderie and friendship. He is one of the heroes who tries to calm down others when they start fighting. He usually tries to talk things out rather than fight as well, and among the heroes, is the character who trusts the others the most easily.
When Adlet was ten, a cunning Kyouma named Tgurneu appeared in his village, Hasuna. His sister Shetra and his best friend Raina died trying to help Adlet escape the village when the rest of the villagers were brainwashed. However, Adlet did not hate his fellow villagers, nor did he blame them for his sister and his best friend's death, but rather Tgurneu for the outcome (as Tgurneu had told them to tear out the hearts of any who resisted and present them to the Kyouma as proof of their allegiance).
Training under AtroEdit
Adlet left his homeland to search for Atro Spiker, an old warrior specialized in the hunting and killing of Kyouma, to become his disciple and get back what was taken from him. He didn't receive much result until dreaming about a beautiful girl and recover a certain feeling. In his training, Adlet learned how to fight cunningly; using everything like darts, smoke bombs, explosives, traps in order to bring down his opponents, as well as how to craft those tools, the weaknesses of every type of Kyouma, and gained scientific knowledge as well. Due to the harsh 8 years of training, Adlet is more resilient and faster than most of the other heroes.
The Gathering of the Braves Arc Edit
Receiving the Mark Edit
After his rigorous training, Adlet targeted a nearby tournament in Piena, barging in and interrupting the semifinal match between the kingdom's finest warriors, Batoal Rainhawk and Quato Gain, proclaiming to be the "Strongest Man in the World". The Royal Guards tried to stop Adlet but he took them out and afterward, he fought the two warriors. This resulted in both fighters being wounded, and Adlet being thrown in jail.
Before being isolated, however, a maid visited him in jail and asked him about his fighting style, philosophy, and his goal: to become one of the Six Flowers of the Brave. Adlet replied that he believes he will become a Brave, one of the six chosen warriors to fight the Demon God, and that he wishes to fight alongside Princess Nashetanya, if she were to be chosen as a Brave. He is then moved to an isolated prison cell in a pit.
For many days and nights, Adlet remained in a dark pit, with barely any food and water. Some weeks later, the Braves were chosen and Adlet received the Crest of the Six Flowers on his right hand. Soon after, the maid arrived, revealed to be the Princess much to Adlet's surprise, and rescued him from his cell. Nashetania showed him her own Crest - just below her collarbone on her chest. Nashetania freed him at the expense of her own soldiers, trapping them in the same pit they had thrown Adlet in. With that, the both of them fled Piena on horseback and towards the Land of the Howling Demons to meet the other Braves and defeat the Demon God.
Meeting Fremy Edit
For several days, Adlet and Nashetania got to know each other through talk and play - though there was a small instance in when Nashetania got too serious in her "play" and nearly skewered him with her swords. Upon rebuking her, Adlet found out about her mischievous nature when she pretended to be saddened and scared of his anger towards her. He was also able to see how her abilities worked, and her free-spiritedness, which exasperated him.
Nonetheless, they began to grow closer, but when a village in their path was attacked by Kyouma, Adlet and Nashetania rushed to their defense and were able to fight together briefly. However, as they were escorting villagers away, Adlet learned of a single girl who had stayed behind. Nashetania implored Adlet that their mission - to defeat the Demon God - was more important than helping one girl and being possibly killed by a Kyouma before then. Unable to do so, Adlet went on ahead of her, leaving Nashetania to defend the villagers against any remaining Kyouma.
Upon reaching the village, Adlet was surprised to find a number of Kyouma corpses, and a ball of iron as the only evidence. Then, he found a girl with white hair in black clothing, helping a dog and its young pup, setting them free. Upon seeing this, Adlet relaxed and revealed himself - only to earn the girl's immediate suspicion and a raised, long-barrelled gun. While he tried to talk to her, he noticed that she too was a Brave. She introduced herself as Fremy Speeddraw, and she didn't want to meet up with the other Braves, but would rather be alone. Then, she shot her gun to distract him long enough to get away. Adlet was determined, however, and followed Fremy quickly, but not before sending Nashetania a message that he was going to go to chase after "another Flower of the Brave" and meet her at the designated meeting place - a temple area outside of the Land of the Howling Demons.
Adlet tracked Fremy, more quickly than she had anticipated, and eventually was able to get ahead of her to trap her. In response to her defiance and second plea to leave her alone, Adlet tricked her when he put away his sword, and instead threw a bomb at her while she was running away, taking her ammo - the iron balls with which she made her bullets with. Without it, she was unfortunately without a weapon, and gave into his proposition of going to the meeting place with him.
Reuniting with Nashetania and Goldof Edit
For a while, it was just Adlet and Fremy, who was still suspicious of him, even when he'd claimed that he'd protect her and be on her side. He would continually ask why Fremy didn't want to meet the Braves, and why she would think they'd try to kill her (including Adlet), but she wouldn't say.
Eventually, they got to a Fortress that had just been attacked by the Kyouma. Despite Fremy's initial resistance, Adlet persuaded her to accompany him, and they both approached and entered the Fortress. There, they met the last remaining Commander of the Fortress, Private First Class Rowen, who informed them that two other Braves had just passed through (most likely Nashetania and Goldof). He also told Adlet of the temple at the peninsula, the last entry point between the realm of Man and the Land of the Howling Demons.
In it, they would find a temple created by the Saints of Fog, Illusions, and Salt (Seals), which would create a barrier that would prevent all Kyouma from attacking them from behind. It would also serve as a way to prevent any Kyouma from heading towards the realm of Man until the Demon God was dealt with. However, the only problem was that whoever activated the barrier would be stuck inside. Originally, the job would have been left to one of the soldiers - but with so few left, it was highly unlikely that they'd be able to do it. Adlet then surmised that one of the Braves would have to be sacrificed to stay inside the temple until the Demon God was dealt with. Once learning this, Adlet and Fremy set off again, towards the temple and the rest of the Braves.
At a certain point in their journey, Fremy is attacked - by Nashetania and Goldof, no less, who revealed that Fremy was actually the Brave-Killer. And yet, just as he'd promised, Adlet protected her by calling out to Nashetania, who had no choice but to concede and reign in Goldof when he revealed that she was a Brave. This did not dispel Nashetania and Goldof's distrust toward her, though, and even increased Goldof's initial dislike towards Adlet, as the flame-haired teen had earned the beloved Princess' trust and favor in a mere few days. Adlet understood immediately the reason behind Goldof's disposition, and explained that there was nothing going on between them (though Goldof would continue to display hostility towards Adlet whenever the situation wasn't dire).
Illusion Fog Barrier Arc Edit
The Enactment of the Barrier Edit
Shortly after Adlet, Fremy, Nashetania, and Goldof began to near the temple, a skirmish of aerial Kyouma started bombing it, prompting them to quickly rush towards it. Adlet assumed that it was because one of the Braves, possibly Mora, the Saint of Mountains - as Rowen had informed them of her earlier departure, and ran ahead of the other three at Nashetania's urging. While they dealt with the Kyouma, Adlet found the temple strangely unharmed by the bombing and an injured priestess, who urged him to open the door. Adlet proceeded to do so with a bomb, but as a result of not opening it with the key, a couple of enchanted sets of armor attacked him. This drew his attention to the woman who was meant to activate the barrier, and allow the Braves to go on unhindered, but she instead transformed into a laughing Kyouma.
Cursing the fact that he just opened the door for them, Adlet destroyed the armor easily, then rushed in - only to find that the barrier had already been activated. The sword was in the dais, and the fog fell immediately, casting him into horror at the thought that they were now trapped. Goldof, Nashetania, and Fremy ran in short after, and just as horrified, realized the same.
Trying to undo the barrier, Adlet and his pack began observing the altar - trying to find clues from the makers of the temple. Goldof first removed the sword, but the barrier of fog remained. Next, Adlet theorized from memory that some barriers were removed by spilling blood, and used the sword to cut his hand. Still, it did not work. Then, Nashetania picked up the sword and began to swing it desperately, shouting phrases and breaking the stone tablet on one of the podiums. The barrier remained.
At the end of Nashetania's rampaging, the other Braves began to file in. The first, Chamo, the Saint of Swamps, then Mora and Hans Humpty. With all Braves gathered, they quickly noticed that the number was wrong - there were Seven Braves, not Six - and that's when they all began to suspect each other.
Adlet, confused, began to ask questions along with the other Braves, wondering if it was indeed possible to have Seven. Unfortunately, Mora's knowledge of the prophecy was absolute, and announced that there was a Seventh Flower - a fake Brave - standing among them. Adlet also guessed correctly that the Seventh Flower was the one who activated the barrier, trapping them, and was probably an ally of the Kyouma and wanted to reawaken the Demon God.
Thus, the interrogation started and all the Braves introduced themselves, with Adlet going first, announcing his usual "I'm the World's Strongest Man" speech. As each Brave went up to the altar, Adlet continued to add each piece of information to his knowledge, analyzing and investigating which person might be the Seventh Flower. Immediately, he ruled out Fremy, Nashetania, himself, and Goldof, which only left Mora, Chamo, and Hans. His first guess was Hans, as he was the one who he knew about the least - he was also an assassin, which didn't sit well with Adlet. It also didn't help that Hans targeted Fremy as the Seventh Flower, and she became the first majority-decided suspect. With nothing to prove her innocence, however, Adlet was having a hard time being the only one to come to her defense.
Luckily, Hans quickly pointed out that in Adlet's explanation of earlier events, Adlet had walked in front of Fremy for a long period of time. With his back turned towards her, Fremy, as the Seventh Flower, could have taken him out at any time, without need of having to come to the temple and become surrounded by enemies. By chance, Adlet indirectly saved Fremy and ruled her out as the Seventh Flower entirely.
This, unfortunately, turned everyone's attention to Adlet, who became the biggest suspect as he was the only one who had opened the temple doors. And since it had been closed previously, it meant that Adlet was the only one who had been there at the time the barrier was activated - the only who could have done it, in other words. It was clear that Adlet was framed, but he had no proof by which he could clear himself, and with only Nashetania in his corner, things were looking grim. As they put it to a vote as to whether Adlet was guilty or not, Mora, Goldof, and Hans agreed that he was guilty, while Chamo was more interested in torturing Fremy, Nashetania claimed he was innocent, and Fremy was indifferent. At Nashetania's fervent support for Adlet, Goldof became enraged, and began to attack Adlet. Hans followed shortly, but with the aid of his flash bombs, Adlet was able to paralyze Fremy with a poisoned needle and take her hostage.
With the certainty that Fremy was indeed their comrade, they had no choice but to let them leave alive - but not before Hans was able to throw one of his knives, striking Adlet in the back. Now hunted, Adlet ran until he couldn't anymore, and eventually passed out with Fremy next to him, and his back bleeding from the knife wound.
On the Run Edit
When Adlet came to, he found himself shirtless, but his wound dressed - courtesy of a now-awake Fremy. The two began talking after they built a fire to ward against the cold foggy night, and revealed their histories to each other - where Adlet told of a demon who came to his village when he was a child, resulting in a betrayal of his village that resulted in his sister and his best friend's death in trying to protect him. Adlet eventually would find his way to Atro Spiker, where he learned everything from science to weapons to the Kyouma's weaknesses.
Adlet takes pride in his method of fighting, so much that he calls himself the strongest man in the world, by using any technique he can to bring down his opponent, instead of relying on strength alone. He's also well aware that for an ordinary person like him to become the strongest man on earth can only be done with this method. Because of this, he's often looked down upon by others who call his ways of fighting "dirty" and "despicable", and rumor refers to him as a "cowardly warrior", but these do not take away from his ability to hold his own in combat. Though Fremy has asserted that he is the weakest Brave in combat and Mora believed that he would be the easiest to kill in a specific way when she was blackmailed by Tgurneu.
However, this shows that they have greatly underestimated Adlet who demonstrated the ability to keep ahead of and fend off most of the Braves when they believed him to be the seventh when trapped in the Phantasmal Barrier, during which he went toe-to-toe with veteran assassin Hans Humpty while not trying to actually kill him, and aid Mora, Fremy and Rolonia in fighting Tgurneu in battle.
Indeed Hans, himself, suggested that if they thought about who would be the most dangerous of the seventh than Adlet would be the most dangerous along with Chamo which was one of the reasons that he kept a close eye on Adlet as the most likely person to be the seventh.
Nevertheless, Adlet's greatest strength is his mind, while it is not established if her mental abilities were apart of Altro Spiker's training Adlet has a clear talent and aptitude for leadership being able to come up with highly effective plans, using his tricks and gadgets to trick his opponents, predict their movements and use poison to defeat his enemies.
After becoming the leader of the Braves Adlet demonstrated high leadership skills and charisma, (inadvertently) adding some levity to them in some situations, and take charge by quickly analyzing the situation at hand and the strategy of the enemy and using the strengths of the rest of the Braves to prioritize defeating the Majin; in the third volume Adlet showed that he could lead the Braves as a unit despite their different personalities and without prior training. By using tarps to cover them and distractions made by Chamo's Jyuma to distract Tgurneu's forces so that they could get through the Forest of Severed Fingers in as little time as possible with as little bloodshed as possible. His charisma was shown earlier as well when he managed to rally Fremy and Hans to his side during his stint when Mora attempted to kill him for being the imposter Brave.
One of his great attributes is that Adlet is also a capable detective: it was Adlet who deduced who was seventh was when he and the other braves (excluding Rolonia) were trapped in the Phantasmal Barrier, and was quick to utilize factors that had eluded other Braves to deduce certain lies that the enemy was using to sow deceit within their circle, and prove the innocence of Mora when the facts were against her. It has also been shown that Adlet has an excellent memory, remembering the exact circumstances at what happened and deducing that the way they had been informed that the barrier would activate was false in order to give the fake brave an alibi and incriminate him to throw off suspicion to one of the real ones.
Adlet's talents with investigation have been a Ubiquitous aid with keeping ahead of Tgurneu's machinations and getting out alive; with very little information deduced Tgurneu's Fig-Fruit status for instance.
Adlet has an unusally strong drive to protect Fremy at all costs. Adlet protected Fremy and said that she was not the Fake Brave. Adlet tells Fremy that he loves her, but Fremy gets confused and say that she didn't trust him, but when he proved to Mora that it wasn't Fremy who activated the barrier she thinks that maybe she can really trust him. Fremy tells him she hates him, because when she is with him she wants to live. Adlet slowly gains her trust because he was the first person to be nice to her since she was betrayed by the Kyoma, he didn't treat her any dfferently even after finding out about her past as the Six Flower Killer and her nature as a half Kyoma as well as proving his desire to protect her is indeed real. After all this, Adlet has become the only one of the Braves she genuinely trusts, as well as caring about his wellbeing, even showing shades of love towards him.
Adlet was first very cautious about Hans since he was not well-known compared to the other Braves that gathered, therefore Adlet suspected that he had a high chance of being the fake brave. Hans acknowledged Adlet as a genuine Brave after their fight, since Hans claims that people can't lie right before dying. Hans noticed that Adlet didn't look confused when the former bluffed about being the seventh brave before nearly killing him.
Adlet and Nashetania first met when Adlet was in jail for disrupting the tournament in Piena. Nashetania was disguised as a maid to have a conversation with Adlet. She frees him from his cell after the Braves were chosen and they traveled together to the meeting point. When the mystery of the seventh Brave happened Nashetania strongly believed that Adlet was a real brave to the point where she was willing to find evidence to prove Adlet's innocence. However, it was all just a fake act, and once it was revealed that Nashetania was the fake brave Adlet felt betrayed along with the others and took a while to properly comprehend what had happened.
Adlet first met Rolonia when she came to Atro Spiker for training. At this time, Adlet was still training under him as well.
Because of what happened in his village, he harbors a strong hatred for Tgurneu. Turns out Adlet has been under Tgurneu's brainwashing effect for years. When he was a child, Tgurneu brainwashed him to give him his current personality and make him fall in love with Fremy so Tgurneu could use him as a pawn in his plan to kill the Braves.
|First Generation||Fulmer · Byrne · Pulka · Sunimur · Emin · Ange|
|Second Generation||Marie · Hayuha Pressio · Melania · Badoll · Roey · Mahnyakam|
|Third Generation||Adlet Mayer · Fremy Speeddraw · Goldof Auora · Nashetania · Mora Chester · Hans Humpty · Chamo Rosso · Rolonia Manchetta|