Laika (ライカ, Raika) is one of the main characters of Slime Taoshite 300-nen, Shiranai Uchi ni Level Max ni Nattemashita series. She is Azusa's student and sees herself as Azusa's surrogate big sister, much to her chagrin.
Background[edit | edit source]
A member of the Red Dragon species, she first appears when she challenges Azusa to a test of strength while proclaiming herself to be the strongest being in the province of Nanterre. But after being defeated at her hands, she reconsiders her stance on power and skill, and asks to become Azusa's student to better herself.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
In her human form, Laika takes the form of a short and youthful girl, almost appearing childlike. She has chin length ginger hair in a bob cut with two black horns jetting backwards out either side of her head and also rose hip colored eyes.
She wears an ensemble consisting of a white puff shoulder bell sleeve blouse with a standing collar tied with a black ribbon in addition to two more tied under the shoulder puffs. A pair of black chevrons and a series of ovals adorn the sleeves.
On top of that, she wears a double breasted apron dress, cut down the middle from her abdomen revealing a white petticoat, complemented by a black underbust corset-like garment. Lastly, she wears solid black tights or stockings and red bulldog toe boots with orange saddle and collar.
Personality[edit | edit source]
As a proud member of the Red Dragon tribe. Laika is generally characterized as polite and somewhat quiet, and possesses a strong sense of honor and respect for everyone she meets, regardless of their reputation or her impression of them. She believes in fair play and seniority through strength as a result, as evidenced when she asked Azusa to tutor her on becoming stronger following their fight and even offered to rebuild the portion of her house she destroyed.
However, these predispositions are dropped when facing members of the Blue Dragon tribe, whom she treats suspiciously and with hostility, as the tribes are mortal enemies.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Powers & Abilities[edit | edit source]
As with all Red Dragons, Laika possesses the ability to breath fire. She likewise can fly in her dragon form and has enough strength to destroy a portion, if not all, of a house. She has a signature move called a "Dragon Kick" that she utilized against Shalsha.
In her initial service to Azusa, she demonstrated sufficient knowledge of magic circles to construct a protective field around Flatta Village.
She can also cook, apparently very well, as Azusa described her omelettes as "Amazing and well-seasoned". She breathes fire on the pots to heat them up.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The name Laika has no immediate meaning in the real world and is associated with many articles, such as a car company, cigarette company, numerous songs and bands, a Russian dog breed and an island of the Shepard Islands of Vanuatu. However, it is most strongly associated with the first dog in space, Лайка or Laika when anglicized, and means barker in Russian.
- Kaede Hondo, Laika's seiyuu for the Drama CDs and anime, gave congratulations on the animation, and commented that nowadays she feels it is a nostalgic memory when she first struggled with Drama CDs.