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Kanji/Kana マルド
Rōmaji Mald
Alias(es) Unavailable
Nickname(s) Armor
Race Human
Title Unavailable
Age Unavailable
Gender Male
Height Unavailable
Eye Color Unavailable
Hair Color Unavailable
Blood Type Unavailable
Family Unavailable
Status Deceased
Occupation Adventurer
Lv. Unavailable
Country Unavailable
Affiliation The Bow Hero (former affiliation)
Weapon Turtle Sword & Shield
Media Debut
Manga Unavailable
Light Novel
Web Novel Chapter 94

Mald is one Itsuki, the Hero of the Bow's, party members, and the de-facto leader amongst them. He is commonly called Armour by Naofumi, who can't be bothered to remember his name and thinks of him as nothing but a pain. Mald later betrays Itsuki, and then his entire country by starting a separatist faction with Princess Malty, some other members of Itsuki's Party, and the remnants of the Three Heroes' Church.

Mald has always had a stuck up attitude, which most likely came from his status as a noble. He has the trait of being self-righteous, and has a dictatorial mindset. He considers Naofumi a criminal and the Demon Lord of the Shield, despite the latter's name being cleared and the Three Heroes' Church being outlawed by the time the two of them actually met. He also looked down on Rishia, believing her to be weak, and later even Itsuki himself, believing him to be a false and useless hero. As noted by Naofumi, he has a way of deluding himself into believing his justice, which can be simplified as him simply calling people he dislikes and opposes "evil". Even when he and his faction resorted to brain washing, theft, murder and kidnapping against Rock Valley, he continued to insist that the "Demon of the Shield" was brainwashing people, that stealing from him was the same as liberating items from his wicked grasp, ext.

While he is not poor at planning and strategy, he is certainly prone to underestimating his enemies by almost insulting levels. He convinced himself he could defeat Ren after a practice match, wherein the latter was most likely holding back, and believed he could weaken and defeat Naofumi, Raftalia, and Firo, with his forces, and is utterly shocked when he can't even manage to hurt the Shield Hero at all.


Mald is commonly called Armour by Naofumi due to wearing a heavy suit of armour over his body at all times. He is a front line fighter, as most of Itsuki's party are to compensate for his reliance upon the bow.

  • Spirit Turtle Sword: a sword he either stole or bought in preparation for his battle with Naofumi. While the sword itself is noted by Ren to be an amazing weapon, in Mald's hands Naofumi was able to block it bare handed.
  • Spirit Turtle Shield: a shield made for Naofumi by Oyaji that Mald and his men stole. While a high quality shield, the tool was ultimately taken from Mald by its rightful owner shortly after their bout.

The Rising of the Shield Hero

Devil of Shield Arc


Cal Mira Island Arc


Spirit Turtle Arc

Because of Itsuki’s loss, their prestige from being of a Hero’s party fell, and they were unable to reform the world and convince others to follow them as they pleased. And all fault lied with the Four Heroes.


Slave Supremacy Arc

Mald reappeared claiming to be a hero. He had in his possession the Turtle Sword from Zeltbull as well as the Turtle Shield that was meant to be transported to Naofumi's village. c236

Mald, along with all of Itsuki’s other former companions, were executed. Ironically, they were burned inside the Brass Bull. Even though Armor had been informed beforehand that he was set to die, when the time came, he trembled and begged for his life. His legs gave way below him. Dreadful screams came from the bull statue.


World's End Arc


Towards the Legend Arc


Side Stories

The Christmas of Shield Hero


The Valentine of Shield Hero


The White Day of Shield Hero


The Reset of The Spear Hero Gaiden

Loop 1 to 3 - Tutorial Arc


Loop 4 - Silt Welt Arc


Loop 5 - Melromarc Arc


Loop 6 - Foburei Arc





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