Malty S. Melromarc ('The Rising of the Shield Hero)
Malty S Melromarc (マルティ＝Ｓ＝メルロマルク Maruti S Meruromaruku?), later known as Bitch (ビッチ Bicchi?), is the primary antagonist of the series. She is the former first Princess of Melromarc who betrayed Naofumi Iwatani by lying about him sexually assaulting her.
After her lies were exposed, she was disowned from the royal family where she soon betrayed the other 3 heroes and she became a wanted criminal.
Why She Intentionally Sucks
- She infamously betrayed Naofumi Iwatani and falsely framed him for the attempt of raping her for no other visible reason other than always deceiving, manipulating, and insulting others as a hobby.
- She is a narcissistic, lazy, opportunistic, selfish, pompous, absent-minded, and cowardly sycophant.
- She heavily taxed a village due to the circumstances of the last Wave being defeated.
- She attempted to cheat once more by ordering her knights to use magic during the race between Naofumi and Motoyasu.
- She carelessly implanted a demonized seed that grew into a monstrous plant being that attacked the village during the time when Motoyasu tried to help them, but she didn't care about the consequences.
- She had her knights ordered to kill her younger sister, Melty, and recorded everything during the time Naofumi tried to save her from them.
- When the altered footage played in front of the public and across the kingdom, it made it look like Naofumi and his companions were deemed criminals and to thinking he brainwashed Melty. Thus earning him his undeserved title, "The Devil of the Shield".
- She alongside the Three Heroes attempt to capture Naofumi and his companions while trying to get back Melty but was under a façade and under manipulation to them.
- She tried to kill Melty during the fight.
- Even by using a fire spell to finish off her younger sister, resulted in a fire forest which could've led to a village nearby burned. Malty didn't really care as the Three Heroes were in shock questioning her actions.
- Manipulated Motoyasu into believing Ren and Itsuki have been killed by Naofumi, which in return the latter almost tries to kill him.
- After the battle with the Pope and the trial where Malty and her father were exposed and about to be executed before Naofumi declared a better punishment of their names changed while having their status as royalty stripped off. Malty, enraged by this, believed Naofumi was to blame instead of repenting for her own wrongdoings that cost dozens of lives lost by her.
- She attempts to poison a pie to kill Naofumi before being caught by her sister.
- She sold her fellow party members in Motoyasu's team to sex slavery when they got in her way.
- She abandons Motoyasu during the battle with the Spirit Tortoise, which resulted in him unlocking his Curse series just like what she did with Naofumi indirectly.
- After becoming a criminal, she manipulates Ren and Itsuki, before betraying and robbing them, which resulted in their own Curse series being unlocked.
- She is responsible for all the bad events that happened within the series, showing absolutely no remorse for everything she did for her own sadistic amusement and selfish desires to live luxuriously for power and riches. She also lacks many redeeming qualities and her actions (notably Naofumi's reputation destroyed by false accusations of her being raped) led to her being a complete hate sink by many viewers.
- Sarah Emi Bridcuttn did an amazing job voicing her in the Japanese Sub.
- Faye Mata did an amazing job voicing her in the English Dub.
- She, alongside many characters, has a cute and beautiful-looking character design.
- As mentioned at WSS#12, she and her father did get their comeuppance as they were exposed for their crimes against Naofumi and are about to be executed before Naofumi declared a better punishment of their names changed theirs with humiliating ones, while having their status as royalty stripped off.
- As a villain, she is supposed to be unlikeable so that the audience will sympathize with Naofumi.
- Her role is downgraded later during the manga, only being involved during where she betrays Motoyasu and manipulates Ren and Itsuki.
- She also gets less screen time in Season 2, where she isn't involved in the main story, only appears once and also doesn't cause any sorts of trouble against Naofumi.