|Elucia de Lute Ima|
|Romaji Name||Eryushia de Rūto Īma|
|Date of Birth||March 14|
|Blood Type||Unknown (O-type character)|
|Height||159cm (with bun)|
|School||Far East Devil High School (Graduate)|
|Novel Debut||Volume 1|
|Manga Debut||Chapter 1|
|Anime Debut||Episode 1|
Elucia de Lute Ima (エリュシア・デ・ルート・イーマ, Eryushia De Rūto Īma), more commonly referred to as Elsie (エルシィ, Erushī), is the deuteragonist of The World God Only Knows. She is a devil from New Hell, and is an agent of the Runaway Spirit Squad — an organization of New Hell devils whose purpose is to capture actively dangerous souls!
Elsie has long, dark hair that is frequently kept in a ponytail and becomes wavy when loosened. Similar to many Runaway Spirit Squad members, she is almost always equipped with a hagoromo — a multi-purpose raiment that serves as the primary tool of the Runaway Spirit Squad, a runaway spirit sensor (usually on her head), and a contract collar on her neck.
At home or outside, Elsie wears a short, violet kimono complemented by lavender thigh-high socks and wooden sandals. When at school, she wears the standard Mai-High uniform for girls, along with pink thigh-high socks.
- Note: In later chapters, Elsie wears purple ribbons in place of her socks.
During Elsie's time as Kanon, Haqua assists her in imitating Kanon's appearance, the notable difference being Elsie's dark hair, which remains so. Even though Elsie's hair remains dark-colored, the cloaking magic cast upon Elsie should still make her appear just like Kanon, according to Haqua.
Elsie is an overly optimistic individual with a playful personality. Despite claiming to be over 300 years old, she has the mentality of an incompetent teenager, and is in many aspects conspicuously immature. Although earnest and hard-working, Elsie has become infamously inept at virtually everything save cooking and cleaning, but she only owes her skills during her post as a custodian.Yet, with all the insults and derision Elsie receives from Keima, she usually does not dwell on them for very long and continues to make mistakes anyway. Though whether it is because of a strong will or her inability to comprehend the verbal abuse is unclear.
Furthermore, Elsie has the tendency to stay positive and persevere regardless of her flaws, demonstrating that she is at least the type of person who is determined to succeed while she still has chances.
Elsie also possesses a comedic obsession with fire trucks, as well as with the popular idol Kanon.
Although she claims to have been at the top of her class in Japanese history, it is revealed that Elsie is only knowledgeable of the subject up to the opening of Japan's ports to other countries and commencing trade in 1854. Aside from that, Elsie is notoriously poor at academics, further complicated by the fact that Elsie is still learning Japanese.
Additionally, Elsie makes basic mistakes with amazing regularity. Some of these blunders include switching the Spirit Squad manual with a cookbook, mishandling of her broom, and cleaning Keima's PFP with water and soap.
Despite having her intelligence being insulted on multiple occasions, Elsie has developed a certain level of adaptability that she displays in dangerous situations, like when she manages to confine a Vintage member with her detention bottle in spite of being constrained by her enemy.
Hagoromo Usage and Capturing SkillsEdit
Elsie possesses some skill with her hagoromo:
- Object creation and manipulation — The trademark use of her hagoromo is to create copies of a person to act as decoys. Even though the copies Elsie creates are of low quality, they seem to be powerful enough to fool regular people. Additionally, Elsie has used her hagoromo to create drills and pierce through the roof of the school library. She has also produced a train engine/carriage capable of being pulled by a bicycle and has even reconstructed a piece of paper that was previously ripped to shreds.
- Optical camouflage — Elsie is able to use her hagoromo to render herself along with a companion invisible to those around her. The number of companions she can have with her is unknown.
- Flight — With the help of Haqua, Elsie has managed to fly using her hagoromo, though she still has difficulty with it from time to time.
During conquests, Elsie usually helps Keima by creating extravagant props to aid in the conquest when necessary (sometimes unnecessary):
- Ayumi: flags and banners inscribed with words of support
- Mio: bicycle-carriages that range from a normal carriage — pumpkin — train engine
- Kusunoki: reinforced samurai armor
- Jun: an exact imitation of Jun's admittance ticket for a wrestling match
- Tsukiyo: an enlarged dollhouse used by Tsukiyo as a sanctuary while Keima resumes the conquest
- Cleaning — Elsie is able to clean nearly anything to immaculate conditions with her trusted broom in hand, be it a small object or a large room. However, her ineptitude seldom leads her to cause accidents with said broom, such as the time when she unintentionally raises its power setting and consequently annihilates the house of the Katsuragis' neighbor. Elsie eventually assists in regularly cleaning the Grandpa Cafe whenever she is at home.
- Cooking — Even though Elsie is regarded by Haqua as an excellent cook, the ingredients Elsie is used to dealing with all come from Hell and are undoubtedly dangerous for normal humans like Keima. In spite of that, Elsie continues to cook for Keima, often producing recipes that are still alive and somewhat murderous in nature. Some of these dynamic recipes include a bento creature that devours a dragon and a giant hell-fish Elsie left marinating in oil for a year that attemps to swallow Keima's head.
Aside from her everyday skills, Elsie also has a variety of talents acquired during her time on the surface world. For example, she has managed to memorize all of Kanon's songs and dance routines, allowing her to successfully take Kanon's place as an idol while the latter stays indisposed in a magical coma. Since Elsie is capable of producing Kanon's songs without any suspicions, it is implied that she is a competent singer as well.Furthermore, Elsie is able to fit in any social environment relatively easily. This is shown when she is quickly accepted as a member of the Katsuragi family and when she makes friends with her classmates without much effort. Even Keima has praised her ability to fit in with others and has admitted that Elsie could even succeed as a regular human.
- On a global web poll regarding the favoured Kaminomi female character, Elsie came out first and was placed on the cover of Volume 11.
- Elsie is one of the few Kaminomi characters that is left-handed. This can be confirmed when she plays the bass for the 2-B Pencils.
- Elsie's name in German means "Noble" while the English context means "My God is a vow" or "God's oath".
- A shorthand of her name is "94".
- Elsie marks the end of her broom with "spirit-counters". One stroke represents a single capture while a much thicker line represents ten. A good example can be seen in chapter 102, page 7 in the upper-rightmost panel, where she has already captured 14 spirits, shown by one thick line and three regular strokes.
- Ironically, despite being bad at virtually everything, Elsie has gotten the most number of spirits among the Runaway Spirit Squad members almost solely due to Keima.
- She acts as Kanon's double in the Old Conquest Arc due to her being one of Kanon's hardcore fans and her ability to shapeshift. It is also shown in the extra that Kanon's popularity decreases somewhat due to Elsie's unorthodox replies.
- In the one-shot of TWGOK, Elsie had a more buxom body and wore more revealing clothes. Her hairstyle was a little different from her current look and she carried a scythe instead of a broom.
- She competed in the ISML league where she got the most votes among the first four girls from TWGOK representative.
- In Volume 16, Elsie's full name was written as Elysia de Lute Ima instead.
- Elsie has a tendency to say small cries such as "Hau~" or "Awah~" whenever she's troubled.
- (Keima to Elsie) Keima: "When humans head into battle, they prefer using a familiar weapon!
My mind is made up! I will continue to follow the gaming world's tenets! As I do real world battles!"
Elsie: "Uhh, I don't get it, but that's so samurai, Kami-sama!" (Season 1, Episode 3)
- (To Haqua) "I'm totally useless so I think nii-sama is amazing."(Chapter 144, p.13)
- (To Keima) "Even if you say they lose their memories, that doesn't mean they'll return to the same as before because the crevice in their hearts are filled." (Chapter 30, p.8)
- (To Keima) "It's not curry, it's a curse!" (Chapter 43, p.15 and Chapter 112b, p.7)
- (To Keima) "Which "normal" are we talking about?" (Chapter 108, p.6)
|The World God Only Knows|
|Main Characters||Keima Katsuragi • Elucia de Lute Ima • Haqua du Lot Herminium • Tenri Ayukawa|
|Jupiter Sisters||Diana • Apollo • Vulcan • Mars • Minerva • Mercury|
|Capture targets||Ayumi Takahara • Mio Aoyama • Kanon Nakagawa • Shiori Shiomiya • Kusunoki Kasuga • Chihiro Kosaka • Jun Nagase • Tsukiyo Kujyō • Minami Ikoma • Rieko Hinaga • Sumire Uemoto • Nanaka Haibara • Yui Goidō • Hinoki Kasuga • Dokuro (Human) • Urara Shiratori|
|Minor characters||Mari Katsuragi • Keiichi Katsuragi • Miyako Terada • Izumi Ishikiri • Fujiidera • Ichirō Kodama • Morita • Hiyori Sakurai • Sora Asuka • Airi • Mobuko • Yuu Hatori • Yotsuba Sugimoto • Mai-High Delinquents • Okada • Yui's mother • Hiroyuki Ishigami • Yanagi • Shoutaro Shiratori|
|Novel characters||Tooru Amami • Asami Yoshino • Ikumi Yoshino • Shino Akuragawa • Aoba Fuse|
|Magi Kanon characters||Kozue • Bell Mark Atsume|
|Old Demons||Dokuro Skull • Nora Floriann Leoria • Spirits • Fiore Loderia Lavigneri • Lune • Gira • Cresta and Camry|
|New Demons||Elucia de Lute Ima • Haqua du Lot Herminium • Akari Kurakawa • Sharia Frey Amon|
|Runaway Spirit Squad|
|Buddie Characters||Keima Katsuragi • Yukie Marui • Ryō Asama • Yuri Nikaidō|
|Buddie's Demons||Elucia de Lute Ima • Haqua du Lot Herminium • Nora Floriann Leoria • Akari Kurakawa|
|Other Demons||Cresta and Camry • Dokuro Skull • Fiore Loderia Lavigneri • Sharia Frey Amon • Lune • Gira|
|Equipments||Hagoromo • Detention Bottle • Sensor|