Celica or Serika is the protagonist of the Battle Goddess series. Originally a human, he later achieved immortality when he took over the body of goddess Astraea and acquired the title Godslayer. In the Battle Goddess Zero, it tells the story of Celica from being a human into becoming the infamous Godslayer which is divided into four Arcs/Eras.
Celica the Hero (1st Era)EditCelica was raised as a Priest Warrior of the God of Storms, Barouhart. With a pure heart of justice, excellent swordsmanship, and magical abilities with great potential, people also refer to him as a hero. However, he does not like to be called a hero, he simply draws his sword to protect the happiness of other people. He cares less much about himself, and his daily life is fairly sloppy.
His weapon of choice is the long sword. He posesses a strong sense of justice, and is able to use lightning magic. He learns the "Flying Swallow Sword" as his special skill.
Celica was born of a Barouhart priest and a Steinlurla miko, in the village of Keet. Celica's mother died to a monster wound when giving birth to Celica. His father was always on errands for the Macl Barouhart temple, or working for peace with the Steinlurlans. Even when he was home, he busied himself practicing swordsmanship until late at night. As a result, Celica was primarily raised by the other villagers of Keet, while being proud of his father's work. When his father passed away, Serika and his sister Kaya moved to Macl and entered the service of Barouhart, following their father's footsteps.
Celica Sylphil the Wandering Goddess (2nd Era)Edit-Return to Macl in the body of Astraea and the 50 year long sleep-
That sentence pretty much sums up all of the Second Era. In chapters 4-5 of Battle Goddess 0, Celica wakes up with his new appearance, steals some clothes from a priestess, meets magician Abeloos and his familiar, explores dungeons around Abeloos' base, returns to Barouhart's temple and meets Haishera which leads to the next Era.
He gains Satia's summoning power, and is able to summon Pazumo Menesis, Satia's Guardian Spirit, and Ri Kutina, the Naga queen. He used the powerful but cursed long sword Hades and the Savage shield during this period, which prevented him from using his flying swallow sword techniques.
Anyhow, this happens during chapter 6-7 of Battle Goddess Zero. As the name says it isn't really Celica but the Goddess in the Godslayer body. This Era is about how Haishera overthrows, defends and destroys a kingdom. It is like many visual novels divided into many endings. These decide if she is worshipped, feared or hated by everyone and if a character is going to join in the 4th Era. In the end Celica reawakens and takes control of the body which lead to the 4th Era.
Celica Sylphil - Amnesic Godslayer - 4th EraEdit-Reawakening of Celica until showdown with Aidos-
A Century passed, Celica once again awakens, and is once again attacked by the mystery shadow. After he escapes the mine in which he woke up, he encounters Shamara Krupp, who resembles Kaya. Afterwards he meets Hakuginkou to find out more about himself and to find a cure for Goddessization. He continues traveling with Shamara, and leads a simple life, until he finds out the identity of the shadow from Luna=Clear and Rekushumi and regains some of his lost memory. He has to give up his traveling and treasure hunting with Shamara, to fulfill his duty as Godslayer and his promise to Satia. In order for Celica to defeat the mystery shadow, the impure Goddess of Kindness, and Satia's younger sister Aidos, he gains Haishera's power from defeating her and seals her inside a sword. Luna=Clear opens a passage to Gods' Graveyard, which seals Gods' divinity. Celica enters the graveyard and defeats Aidos, losing his memory once again in the process.
Celica The Godslayer (5th Era)Edit
-Storyline of Verita and onward-
This is pretty much the same as the 4th Era but without the memory of the 4th Era. I won't say it start from Verita, since It begins at the end of Battle Goddess 0, after defeating the last boss and disbanding the party, he have amnesia. With only he and a talking sword, they talk and remembering Haishera (the name only), he cut his hair and begin his journey. this lead to some appearance in eushully games like Princess General 2 and to Battle Goddess Verita, Battle Goddess and Battle Goddess 2.
Celica Sylphil is an infamous Godslayer, known for killing the goddess Astraea and taking over her body. With the goddess's body, he transcends mortality and became one of the Godly. The Ancient Gods want to kill him to avenge Astraea. The Present Gods cannot permit the existence of mortals who dared to challenge the gods. Various Demon Gods and other beings of great power hunger after the body of the goddess and want to make it their own. And thus, Celica is almost a common enemy to all. Luckily the Miko of Water of Rewinia is willing to take him in and provide him with a resting place.