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WARNING

This article is based on the Web Novel which is a separate canon from the Light Novel.
Any information here should not be used with the official Light Novel and related media.

Information may be outdated and incorrect compared to the official release.


Web Novel Character Notes[1]

Filo (フィーロ Firo?) was first introduced as one of the main characters in The Rising of the Shield Hero Web Novel.

She was also introduced in The Reprise of the Spear Hero Web Novel as a supporting character.   

She is a Filolial Queen (ambiguously translated as Philo-Rial) originally purchased as a monster egg from the Slave Trader's lottery. She was able to develop into a Filolial Queen due to the effects of the Legendary Shield wielded by Naofumi her Master.

She later becomes close friends with the crown princess Melty of Melroamrc and affiliated with the Queen of the Filolial and becomes the next candidate to become Queen to take over her position when she retires or dies. She is rewarded an ahoge which possess a unique class-up effect.

She later becomes the Claw Hero.

Appearance

Filo's Appearance has changed many times, depending on her form.

Beast/Monster Form- When Filo was born she was a small pink chick, she looked to be about the size of an average chick. After a day, and some leveling, she had grown to the size of a steamed bun. Filo's third appearance change would be that of a small baby ostrich, not large enough to ride on, but definitely larger than the prior 2 forms. Filo would then grow into her second to last beast transformation, which was the size of a normal ostrich, and she was now capable of being ridden it should also be noted that Filo's feather had started to turn into a much lighter shade of pink then prior forms, and were beginning to turn white. Filo's last and most current form is larger than an ostrich and resembles an Owl, her feathers are also almost completely white aside from a small ruffle on her abdomen and some feathers on her wings which still contain pink.

Personality

Filo's personality has varied greatly throughout the story. Filo originally acted like any normal animal, prior to her transformation ability. She ate a lot, showed a great amount of affection toward Naofumi, and even convinced Naofumi to sleep in a stable with her because she was lonely, by pulling on his mantle. After Filo gained the ability to transform her personality became that of a spoiled child, she would refuse orders until she was fed, would throw fits when Naofumi wouldn't sleep in the same bed as her, and would randomly transform when she saw fit. Once Naofumi threatened to sell her (and with a little help from an advanced slave mark) Filo began to behave much more appropriately and since that point, Naofumi has very little trouble with Filo, he could even begin to rely on her when a task needed to be completed. Filo since has worked hard to gain Naofumi's approval so that she won't be pushed aside if something should happen to her (thought it is unlikely Naofumi would really ever do that but used it as a threat to discipline her).

Filo has also shown to be very caring, she loves Naofumi very much and considers him " her property" and often reminds Raphtalia that she "won't lose to her." She also has shown a lot of affection toward Melty, the second princess and even so went so far as being unable to defeat an enemy because she thought the enemy looked like Melty.

Though intelligent, she is mostly airhead and not a good observant, especially to the things that she has zero interest. She will often daze of when others are talking of thing she has no interest. Being a bird monster she is attracted to shiny objects, music and loves to sing. Filo also loves to swim. She collects all the shiny objects as her treasure though they really are just trash, she enjoys singing and learns a song in every tavern by watching them, before joining them. She also sings a lullaby for the new slaves of Rock Valley village, to make them sleep comfortably.

Filo is a bottomless pit for food and has poor table manners as she pigs out anything which contradicts her appearance. She eats everything and anything, once she thought that her own kind looks delicious and edible. But, she hates alcohol and rucolu fruit. In nature she hates dragons.

Filo is way too talkative. Filo can figure out and say exactly the things people are trying to hide. Her bluntness is mostly due to her naiveness which sometimes deepens the other person's wounds. She is good with magic and quickly learns them and also can judge other's level skill of magic. She can see through lies, this was shown during the party exchange when she revealed to Raphtalia the actions, lies, and motives of Itsuki.

Filo is a good judge of character and was able to see through anyone, this is shown many times such as Filo refusing to let Raphtalia have Naofumi(Knowing Raphtalia's feelings for him), Naofumi's strange thought, Motoyatsu's intention and also Itsuki's personality. It was this trait of Filo that convinced Naofumi to trust Melty, as Filo completely trust her.

She's been reserved as of late, but from the start, she's been overly intrusive.

Background

Filo was originally born from a monster egg which Naofumi purchased from the slave trader, which the trader used as a business front. Originally Filo had the appearance of a small pink Filolial chick ( much like an actual chick) and would sit on top of Naofumi's head when they were on the road,however, Filo grew very rapidly and within a few days was the size of a normal Filolial, thanks to Naofumi's monster tamer shield, which he unlocked from some eggshells his shield had absorbed. Filo also has exceptionally fast legs, so much so, in fact, that she was able to beat a dragon in a foot race. Filo's growth, however, was not done at that point as a day later she had grown to exceed the size of a normal Filolial and upon interrogating the slave trader, he found that she "Filolial Queen." Naofumi, wanting to know more about a Filolial Queen, offered to have the slave trader take care of Filo for a few days, but, shortly after leaving her, he was called back due to a ruckus she had caused. After Naofumi and the slave trader get into an argument, a strange voice was heard from the cage Filo was in, and much to everyone's surprise, Filo transformed herself into a small human girl with blonde hair and reached out for Naofumi.

Summary

The Rising of the Shield Hero

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The Reprise of the Spear Hero

Information to be added later on.

Legacy

As the Hero of the Claw, she saved the world. It’s said that the Filo Rial raised by the Hero of the Shield became a human, and fought alongside him. She got along well with the Hero of the Instrument, Melromark’s Queen, and stayed by her side when the world was at peace. But once that Queen passed away, she suddenly vanished from the records, and like the Hero of the Carriage, it is unknown whether she truly existed or not. Right now, there exists a famous Idol of the same name, so a few people wonder whether or not they are the same person; however, this connection is doubtful.

Abilities

As the Hero of the Claw, she saved the world. It’s said that the Filo Rial raised by the Hero of the Shield became a human, and fought alongside him. She got along well with the Hero of the Instrument, Melromark’s Queen, and stayed by her side when the world was at peace. But once that Queen passed away, she suddenly vanished from the records, and like the Hero of the Carriage, it is unknown whether she truly existed or not. Right now, there exists a famous Idol of the same name, so a few people wonder whether or not they are the same person; however, this connection is doubtful.

Magic

  • Tzuvait Tornado[2]
  • Sweet Song[3]
  • Sanctuary[4]

Skills

Singing - Filo has experience singing in bars. Becoming quite famous by word of mouth. Filo's definitely good at singing. If there's music playing, she can make words and tunes to complement the song perfectly, and she's got a nice sense of rhythm. She also likes dancing, and in human form, she's a bishojo.

  • High Quick:[5]
  • Spiral Strike:[6]
  • Wing Tornado: Flapping her wings strongly, Filo rotates her body as she rushes at her opponent. It looks like her Spiral Strike, but it isn't nearly as fast.[7]

Musou Kassei: A technique for sucking in Chi from the air. When Filo tried to copy Naofumi and Atlas, she was immediately able to grasp Musou Kassei. Even though Filo had experience using the pose to recover magic, in just a day of practice, she learned to suck in Chi and move around, conveniently obtaining power easily. What's more, it seems that Filo subconsciously activated Musou Kassei. Her movements are quicker than before. The Musou Kassei that Filo and Atlas picked up is somehow different from the one Rishia used because they only learned through observation. Even so, Rishia says their skill is not inferior. And no matter how long Filo can keep Mussou Kassei up, there's still a limit. Using only internal Chi, it's one minute. While taking Chi in, five. Seven Star Claw Skills.

  • Instant Claw:

Relationships

Filo loves Naofumi very much, and even when he made questionable decisions, she stood by him without even a second thought.

Filo hates Motoyasu very much, do to him calling her "lame" and " a fat bird". Filo kicks him in the groin every time they meet. After his female companions betrayed him, Motoyasu has been desperately desiring Filo's love much to the latter's distress.

Filo sees her as an elder sister, though Raphtalia acts as Filo's mother-figure.

She is the best friend of Filo. Being the same age group and Melty's interest in Filo deepened their relationship. They care for each other. Their relationship even crossed the line of friendship to the point of sharing their first kiss.

Trivia

  • Filo's idol backstory (she has to act as an idol and earn money in order to break the curse that causes her to transform into a Filolial) was arbitrarily decided by the fans.
  • It seems some people have completely abandoned their discriminatory mindsets to pursue Filo. She seems to have a lot of fans. One time when Filo sang in the village bar, the bar was so packed that no one could fit through the door anymore. Some people even settle in that village for Filo. Painters have sent in requests to use her as a model.

References

  1. Notes: Character's name was commonly translated as Firo in the Web Novel
  2. The Rising of the Shield Hero web novel chapter 66
  3. The Rising of the Shield Hero web novel chapter 234
  4. The Rising of the Shield Hero web novel chapter 312
  5. The Rising of the Shield Hero web novel chapter 91
  6. The Rising of the Shield Hero web novel chapter 118
  7. The Rising of the Shield Hero web novel chapter 302
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