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Kitamura Motoyasu is the spear Hero and one of the four Holy Hero summoned in Melromarc.
Motoyasu is likely the friendliest of the four Legendary Heroes, however, he is incredibly naive and gullible. He is generally a nice person, however, he is easily fooled by women which causes him anguish. He will believe anything a woman says without any shred of evidence. When Malty framed Naofumi for rape, despite the fact that she had stolen his money and clothes both of which she gave to Motoyasu, he completely believed her claims and became openly hostile towards Naofumi in her defense.
He is a flirt and a skirt chaser who asks both Raphtalia and Filo to leave Naofumi and join his party the instant he meets each of them. but quick to admit Raphtalia was right to scold him for flirting with her when they were doing a party exchange. He seems to be incapable of believing any woman is capable of doing wrong or being evil, heartless, or manipulative and was shocked when the Queen of Melromarc cleared Naofumi's name.
He later acts on his own in trying to save Raphtalia and Filo, without their consent, to free them from being Naofumi's slave. Raphtalia is quick to point out the of his actions here.
He demonstrates self-delusion and willful ignorance if not plain idiocy. He only heard what he wanted to hear and ignored whatever might upset him. Examples of this include, his duel with Naofumi for Raphtalia's freedom when he received a slap, instead of a hug after he freed her from slavery and was called out for his hypocrisy, he defended himself desperately claiming that she must have been brainwashed by Naofumi. He also refused to believe Malty to have framed Naofumi, even after seeing all the evidence. He continued to believe in Malty and denied all of the reality.
He doesn't accept a fight unless he is completely confident of victory. This is shown by his cocky challenges to Naofumi and that he does so twice. During his second challenge to Naofumi, he backed down after Naofumi pointed out his lesser chance of victory.
His personality did a complete 180 after he unlocked his curse series.
In his previous world, Motoyasu was a University Student. Motoyasu had two girlfriends (neither of which knew that he was dating the other) they ended up having a fight and Motoyasu was stabbed and killed in the process. Because of this event, Motoyasu seemed to grow a strong phobia of violent women (yanderes). He later found himself summoned to a different world as one of the 4 Legendary Heroes, as The Spear Hero.
He is the leader of the party Malty Melromarc is in. There was a high amount of turnover in his party, most members either left or were kicked out by Malty without his knowledge. He was the most successful Hero and used his game knowledge from his original world to get things done. He once delivered a sealed "miracle seed" to Riyute village to save them from a famine. Though his game knowledge helped him at that instant, it didn't go exactly as he promised the villagers it would. As it turns out the seed actually was the seed of a giant monstrous plant which caused a lot of damage to the village after he left, as Naofumi pointed out the seed must have been sealed away for a reason and found the inscription matched his assumption. Motoyasu didn't know about his failure and continued to believe he did a great deed for the village.
His party quickly rose to level 40 and went for a class up. He, along with other heroes fought and defeated the first wave boss. The king gave a feast for the minimal damage from the wave. After learning that Raphtalia was a slave to Naofumi, he challenged him to a duel for her freedom. The King used this to take Naofumi's slave and approved duel forcing Naofumi and shuts Raphtalia claiming her to be forced by the slave crest. Motoyasu was confident that because Naofumi was the Shield hero and thus had no attack Naofumi would lose easily. He was proved wrong however when Naofumi pushed him back and even started taking control of the fight. At that point Malty cheated, attacking Naofumi to provide Motoyasu the opening he needed to win the duel. After Raphtalia was freed from the curse, she sunbed Motoyasu for his stupidity. The other Heroes noticed Malty's cheating and informed him that he did not legitimately win, much to his dismay. He still claims Raphtalia to be brainwashed to which no one agrees.
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He was given unreasonably high preferential treatment by Trash(the king). He was completely blind to all of Malty's unreasonable spending. When the church claimed that Naofumi had a brainwashing shield and that he kidnapped the second princess he completely believed the claim. He didn't notice Malty's attempt to kill Melty, while the other heroes did and began to suspect that things were not quite how they appeared to be. Motoyasu puts all his effort into hunting down Naofumi, in a way favoring Malty and the church of three heroes. Naofumi feels that his efforts to free Filo from Naofumi might be more about wanting to claim her for himself because Motoyasu said he "digs moe angels" and his suspicions are all but confirmed when during the time when the three heroes are trying to rescue Melty from Naofumi's "kidnapping" Motoyasu attaches a chain to Filo's leg that takes away her powers so Motoyasu can claim her for himself.
He also believed the story of Naofumi killing the other two heroes and tried to avenge them. After the fierce battle, he tried to give his all in the hope of freeing Melty, Raphtalia, and Filo supposedly from Naofumi's brainwashing power. Finally, after realizing that he was fighting the wrong person, he joined forces with the other heroes in fighting the true culprit(the pope of the church of the three heroes).
During the meeting to share information with Queen and the 3 other heroes. He told of his Power up methods, which was Enhancement Method where the user can use items and monster drops to imbue the weapon they wield.
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After the events of the Spirit Tortoise incidents, Motoyasu finally caught ear of one of his companion looking after her family store, Elena. Motoyasu rushed to her side and to his surprise he learned that Elena was tired of adventuring and now wanted to keep a low profile, living a nice comfortable life despite it being boring. When Naofumi came to talk to him, Motoyasu was shocked and confused so he used the Portal Spear to escape from Naofumi before hearing him out.
Motoyasu also manages to find Malty along with Lesty. But to his shock they were with the Sword Hero Ren, Malty was feeding lies to Ren and deceiving him and used the Sword Hero to escape from both Motoyasu and Naofumi. In the end, Motoyasu finally realized how much of a fool he was to believe in Malty and fell into depression. Not knowing that these events had caused his Legendary Spear to unlock the Curse Series.
Betrayed and disowned by his former companions Motoyasu had lost all motivation. Naofumi tried to cheer him up by bringing him to a bar, Motoyasu had neither the will or the strength to resist and let him do what he pleased. Because Naofumi had no idea how to cheer him up, Filo took on the challenge of trying to cheer him up, after multiple attempts, Motoyasu finally broke out in tears and held his face to Filo's chest sobbing. Thus began his deranged love obsession for Filo.
After that the events of the bar, his curse series seems to kicked into effect. As a result of his curse series, he could now only see women as pigs and can only hear "oink" when they talk expect for Filo. He started stalking Filo and calling Naofumi has "Father".
Motoyasu took Naofumi's advice and used the Power Up Method Naofumi mentioned to him, as a result, he ended up becoming the strongest Legendary Hero out of the 4 heroes. He later found running away with Filo's carriage with 3 other Filolials. Saying his farewells to Naofumi and Filo.
- Malty Melromarc (former):
Motoyasu always defended and believed Malty. Malty also got jealous of any girl who got close to Motoyasu, she even kicked a few members out of his party without his knowledge. She the only thing she liked about Motoyasu was his looks. He believed every word coming from her mouth without any doubt. Motoyasu never noticed any of her suspicious behavior. He was the only one who refused to believe Malty to be a criminal, even after all the evidence was presented and she had been questioned about her crimes while under the influence of a slave seal that forced her to tell the truth and continued to believe in her. According to Malty, Motoyasu is a fool.
It was revealed that both of them had a physical relationship which Motoyasu believes to be her first time. But Malty told Ren that Motoyasu forced himself on both her and her friend every night. After the spirit tortoise incident, she completely abandoned him. Despite of which he searched his comrades, only to be shocked by the real personality of Malty.
- Elena Haven (former):
Unlike the other party members, She genuinely liked Motoyasu. She was not bothered by his interest in other women and considered it normal for men to have pleasure. She went along with Malty to secure her place in his party. But she couldn't digest his rash and irrational behaviors. She also didn't like how he used her and other women as a status symbol. Finally, she had had enough of being in his party and abandoned him, after seeing that he was unable to do anything against the spirit tortoise. To save herself from crown's capital punishment, she sold out Motoyasu and told of all of his flaws to his face much to the latter's dismay.
- Rino (former):
Motoyasu wooed her to try to get her to join his party. But when she joined Rino was taken aback by his party's fighting style where the women cheered while Motoyasu was fighting and showing off. Malty and some other female companions of Motoyasu took her and sold her as a slave, and they told him that she left the pasty, as she couldn't keep up with them. Motoyasu once crossed paths with her after she became a slave but was deaf to her cry for help, refusing to believe that she was even there. Her fate after this is unknown, except for the fact that she is suffering.
Motoyasu was under the impression that Naofumi was forcing Raphtalia to be his sex slave and tried to save her in an unfair duel with Naofumi. But was shocked, when Raphtalia slapped him for his action and chose instead to follow Naofumi. The other heroes called out on him for his unjustified duel. He tried to defend himself by claiming that Raphtalia must have been brainwashed, to which no one agreed. When Naofumi was accused of having brainwashing shield, having received evidence to back up his claims he fought with renewed vigor to try to free her.
After Naofumi's name was cleared, he no longer sought to free Raphtalia from Naofumi and acknowledged Raphtalia's genuine feelings for Naofumi, as he questioned Naofumi on his progress with Raphtalia in the bathhouse of Cal Mira Island, only to be angered by Naofumi's obliviousness to her feelings. He tried to punch him, for he understood Raphtalia's difficulty trying to get through to Naofumi.
After his curse series activated, he could see Raphtalia as a pig, referring her as a Tanuki Pig
Filo hated Motoyasu for calling her fat and ugly in her monster form and kicked him in his crotch. Afterward, she would always kick him in his crotch, whenever they crossed paths, this was to please Naofumi. Motoyasu saw her human form near the weapon shop and challenged Naofumi for her freedom. He was even more shocked when he realized that she was the filorial that he had made fun of earlier. He still has fondness for her human form and a trauma for her monster form. After being betrayed by his comrades, Motoyasu was completely broken. Seeing his broken spirit, Filo tried to cheer him up and ended up as his goal of affection, much to her dismay. He caused Filo, a new trauma of not letting go. Naofumi used Filo to manipulate Motoyasu to fight the waves with him.