|English||Livius Orvinus Ifrikia|
|Eye Color||Dark Blue|
|Occupation||King of the Sun Kingdom|
|Relatives|| Sheila (Mother/Deceased) |
Leonidas III (Father/Deceased)
Leonidas II (Paternal grandfather)
Leonidas II's second queen (Paternal grandmother)
Rani Spiral (uncle)
Bardwin's sister (Half-aunt)
|Voiced by|| Nobunaga Shimazaki |
Haruka Kudō (Childhood)
Livius Orvinus Ifrikia (リヴィウス・オルヴィヌス・イフリキア), also known as Livius the First, is the deuteragonist of the story, King of the Sun Kingdom, as well as Nike's fiance/husband.
Livius Orvinus IfrikiaEdit
Livius was the only child between King Leonidas III and his forced concubine Sheila. As a child Livius was only close with his mother as they were both kept isolated from the rest of the inhabitants in the palace because of his mother's low social status. After his mother's death, Livius grew cold and cruel and became distrustful of everyone around him, and began to conquer the lands until the whole world was conquered.
Livius is the current king of the Sun Kingdom. He conquered the world within three years after his enthronement. While he is rumored to be a monster of some sort, he is actually a young man. His abilities as king are considerable as he cleansed his kingdom's government of corruption and he suppressed each opposing nation one by one. It is been noted by Nike, that while Livius is just a boy, his eyes are like that of an older adult. He has a loyal butler who seems to understand him. He granted the Rain Dukedom autonomy, but in exchange, he told them to send a princess for marriage. Nike, after having lost a round of rock, paper, scissors to her sisters was sent to the Sun Kingdom. Surprised by Nike's sudden remarks and impulsiveness, he is interested in her. He is fond of Nike and grows to love her as time goes on.
In volume 1 Livius meets Nike and immediately throws her into prison when she "assaulted" him (only pricking his cheeks) after he requested her to summon rain. Nike attacks him again later in his office after she escapes the prison. Livius promises Nike to show her the beauty of the world so that she could compose her song to summon the rain. The next day they both move to another garden and spend quite some time together and have fun. During this an assassination was attempted which failed due to Nike pushing him away resulting in an injury herself, taking an arrow to the shoulder. Due to this, Livius decides to send Nike back to her kingdom but on her journey from the capital Nike stops the carriage and returns to the capital. Another attempt at taking Livius' life was attempted by setting his office on fire but he escaped through a secret passage in the wall. Afterwards when Nike called forth the rain in order to put the fire out, he mentioned that he enjoyed the "bridge of light" at the end (describing a rainbow). In chapter 2 of the manga, Livius wants to introduce Nike to the ambassadors from ally countries and important people in his kingdom. It can be seen that Livius slowly does start to care for her because he defends her against the people who were insulting her. In chapter 3, his childhood friend Luna pays them a visit to compete against Nike for Livius. Livius opposes Luna's declaration of them being fiancés and later on in the chapter dances with Nike and reassures her that he does not need someone who is graceful and elegant but rather her, just the way she is. Note that this chapter occurs in the sixth episode of the anime not the third.
When he was young he was like other kids; innocent and curious. However, after his mother's death, Livius grew cold, cruel and became distrustful of everyone around him. Neil noted that it's because he doesn't know how to reach out to people because his enemies are the only ones who surround him and because his mother was also from the lower class, both he and his mother lived an isolated life in the palace and by supporting each other, they were able to live quietly. After his mother's death, Livius began to flourish until the world was conquered. It seemed that Livius conquered the world as a diversion to cover up his damage heart.
As the story progress, Nike's presence and efforts to help the young King slowly begin to change him. On several occasions in the series, Livius can be very childish. Later on, Livius reveals that he still harbors a much colder and crueler and if not an extremely jealous side. He imprisoned his uncle Bardouin and confined Nike to her room because he thought that Bardouin had seduced Nike and that she had fallen for Bardouin. He even threatened to burn her home kingdom to ashes, when Nike talked against him for sending Bardouin to prison.
Nike's first impression on Livius was not a good one. When Livius was revealed as a child, she proceeded to call him a brat and he pricked her cheeks when he ordered her to call the rain for him. As the series progress, Nike saved Livius' life on several occasion, such as taking an arrow for him and putting out the fire that started in his room by making it rain with her song. After some time, Livius began to open up to her. Livius can be defensive when people threaten or try to harm Nike. For example, although Nike stopped Livius from almost killing a man who attacked her, he didn't hesitate to raise his sword against him. When Livius briefly returned to his cold, and cruel demeanor, as well as being extremely paranoid, he threatened Nike that although he won't kill her, should she ever leave him or run away, he would kill everyone including her family (Chapter 46). Despite all of this, it is clear that he loves her very much, which can be seen when he risked himself to find an antidote for the poison that Nike had been infected with. He is also dependent on her, in a way, because it has been stated by him on several occasions that he is unwilling to live if Nike were not in it.
Bardouin is Livius half-uncle and his father's younger half-brother. Although, he worked together with Livius to conquer the world, he eventually left on a journey because he became afraid of how cold and cruel Livius had become. However, Livius saw this as an act of betrayal, which caused their relationship to become estranged. Bardouin later returns to the Sun Kingdom after Livius married Nike. However, due to a misunderstanding with Nike, Livius has Bardouin arrested and confines Nike to her room. However, Bardouin was just testing Nike to see whether or not she was the right person for Livius. Whereas most women would fall for him, Nike did not. With Nike's help, Bardouin is able to mend his relationship with his nephew when she traps them in the garden's greenhouse by forcefully making it rain heavily for over an hour so that the two of them can talk to each other truthfully. Additionally, Livius allowed Bardouin to return to his former job as prime minister.
Neil and Livius' relationship is a servant to a master. Neil is loyal to Livius and obeys his every order. He takes care of Livius and worries about Livius' health. He approves of Livius and Nike's relationship. When Nike points out that Livius has grown, since it was not him who realized, Neil immediately becomes quite flustered and begins apologising as if it was his fault.
Luna is a childhood friend of Livius. She fancied him when they were kids and proposed the idea of marriage to him when they were young. When Livius explained that he does not care for being in a higher rank and wish to live a quiet life, she was very disappointed. When Livius became king, Luna comes to him again but is shocked of how Livius has changed. She became fearful of him and does not meet with him again until after 3 years, when Livius wedded Nike. She first tries to bully Nike and continues to taunt her. She doesn't believe that Nike deserves him until she sees Livius smiling when Nike dances with him. Flashbacks revealed that Luna used to be close to Livius when they were children as she was the only one who approach him. When she heard that Livius was going to get married, she did not mind accepting Nike as a concubine. The two later settle this with a challenge: whoever wins the horse race would get to be with Livius. When the two start the horse race, Luna comments on how fast and well-handled Nike is with the horse. Luna then states how she is more fit to be Livius' bride, as she has proper manners and can feel Livius' pain. However, Nike tells her that she loves everything about Livius, even his weaknesses, which causes Luna to give up and stumble. Remarking that this girl could love everything about him makes her feel defeated.
Sheila is Livius' mother who was assassinated years prior to the first chapter, when he was only 12 years old. Due to being from an ethnic minority, Sheila and consequently Livius were looked down upon by the "Church" (also referred to as the "Order"). Sheila and Livius were completely isolated inside the castle during Livius' upbringing. After Sheila's assassination, Livius instantly became King as to take over the whole as a way for him to divert his attention and thoughts. Livius often dreams and thinks of Sheila (even noting that Nike's mother was not quite as beautiful as her) and speaks very highly of her.
Livius has black hair and blue eyes. Nike also mentions that he has long eyelashes, and he looks really cute and innocent when he is asleep. He could also make such a cute girl as based on Chapter 57 of the manga. He is usually dressed in formal attire, such as a long sleeved white dress shirt with a button up blue vest, black pants and shoes. In the manga, however, Livius constantly changes his clothes, all of which are usually formal clothing.
- He prefers to sleep naked, Nike being the only one to see his whole nude body.
- He was engaged previously to Ursula (arranged unwillingly) for political purposes.
- Flowers, wind, and nature in general, remind him of Nike.
- He did not want to be King until after his mother had been assassinated.
- He uses medicine every single night to sleep and to prevent from being poisoned after his mother was assassinated, which Neil explained takes a terrible toll on Livi's body. He used the medicine, up until he had Nike, but he does not take the medicine anymore. This trauma has led to his somewhat stunted growth phase.