Exploring his nature.

As far as antagonists go in Slayers, Valgarv is by far the most complicated. Usually the heroes in fantasy stories have to deal with issues that are fairly straightforward: an evil has been reborn and wants to destroy the world, so they must stop it. With Valgarv, however, things go from black and white to a murky grey once the heroes begin to learn about his tragic backstory. Is Valgarv an evil villain out to destroy the world, or is he a figure who has endured such tragedy that he's become misguided? Who are the real villains in Slayers TRY?

This section explores Valgarv's dual nature as a ryuzoku and mazoku and how this affects him as well as his past, his motivations and his relationships (such as they are).