The king of Sparta and adversary of Apollo: who is Leonidas in the manga “Record of Ragnarok”

the history of King Leonidas I has been portrayed in various fictional productions, such as the movie “300″ starring Gerard Butler. Thus, in the year 2023, an alternative version of this historical figure was presented. The reason? It’s an important part of the manga’s plot. “Record of Ragnarok” (“Shuumatsu No Valkyrie”, in its original language).

As we know, the work on which the anime of the same name is based Netflix raises a very interesting premise: 13 gods and 13 of the most powerful human warriors face each other in the “Rargnarok”. In this way, whoever achieves seven victories will be the winning side.

Therefore, in the chapter 78 of the text, the expected battle after the combat of Nicholas Tesla vs. Beelzebub. This time, we focus on the confrontation of the king of sparta vs. the God Apollo.

But who is Leonidas in the manga and what role did it play in the history of mankind? In the following lines, we tell you everything you need to know about this mythical character.

Promotional image of the series

Promotional image of the series “Record of Ragnarok” (Photo: Netflix)


Leonidas I was the soldier and king of Sparta who became world famous for the feat in the Battle of Thermopylae. In the year 480 a. C., during the second medical war, the figure and his soldiers faced the large Persian army of Xerxes I, who sought to invade Greece.

Back then, the Greeks defended the pass from their enemy and bravely resisted the attack. In the end, Leonidas he kept 300 spartiates and about a thousand other men. They were annihilated, leaving their sacrifice recorded for later.

The truth is that they managed to give their allies more time to prepare for battle. In addition, they showed everything they were willing to do to avoid falling into foreign oppression.


In “Record of Ragnarok”, Leonidas is the representative of humanity in the ninth round of the ragnarokwhen faced with Apollo. According to the character’s Wiki, he is characterized by being very proud and somewhat arrogant, since he considers himself to be one of the strongest fighters in the world.

Regarding his physical appearance, we can affirm that he is tall and muscular, with scars all over his body. Precisely, one of her most representative brands is a scar that runs along the right side of her face. It is also worth noting that she has a beard, ties her hair in a bun and smokes cigars.

In his day-to-day life, he wears a Hawaiian shirt and glasses that help him read. However, when going into combat, he wears military clothing. That is, camouflage pants, a black shirt, a belt, and black boots.

The appearance of King Leonidas in the manga "Record of Ragnarok" (Photo: Lynn Kanno / Tokuma Shoten)

The appearance of King Leonidas in the manga “Record of Ragnarok” (Photo: Lynn Kanno / Tokuma Shoten)


  • Name: レオニダス
  • Species: Human
  • Age: 2300+ years
  • Male gender
  • Origin: Sparta (Ancient Greece, Earth)
  • Status: Alive
  • Manga Debut: Chapter 78


Leonidas He is not the biggest fan of the gods, as he has stated that his three favorite things are: reading in a hammock, Spartan cheese and wine, and “break the noses of arrogant idiot gods”.

Thus, he was immediately motivated upon learning that his adversary in battle would be Apollo. Thus, upon reaching the arena of the ragnarokthe king affirms that his opponent is “the person who hates the most”.

Apollo in the manga "Record of Ragnarok" (Photo: Tokuma Shoten)

Apollo in the manga “Record of Ragnarok” (Photo: Tokuma Shoten)

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