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Urd
Japanese Name ウルド
Romanized Name Urudo
English Name Urd
Namesake Urðr, Norn of the past
Angel World of Elegance
Profile
Age 24
Gender Female
Hair Color Silvery-white
Eye Color Purple
Favorite Food Sake
Occupation Goddess Second-Class, Limited license (management category)
Hobbies Watching TV
Concocting Medicines
Drinking Saké
Relatives Belldandy (sister)
Skuld (sister)
Keiichi Morisato (brother-in-law)
Hild (Mother)
Tyr (Father)
Media
Manga Debut Chapter 13
System Force Down (Close up)
Chapter 14
"Oh My Older Sister!" (Full appearance)
Final Appearance Chapter 308
I Want to Stay By Your Side Forever
Anime Debut Midsummer Night's Dream OVA
Episode 8
Ah! Can You Pass the Love Test With Those Low Scores!
Japanese Voice Actor Yumi Tōma
English Voice Actor Lanelle Markgraf (OVA)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Movie)
Wendee Lee (Mini-Goddess)
Vibe Jones (TV Anime)

"Hello Sugar, like me to scrub your back?"

Urd (ウルド Urudo) is a goddess and one the main characters. She is Belldandy's and Skuld's older half-sister. She appeared early in the series in order to interfere with the relationship between her half-sister and Keiichi Morisato but was punished and forced to move in with them from thereon in.

Appearance[]

Urd is a tall and voluptuous goddess with bronze skin and long, silvery-white hair, both traits which she inherited from her mother, Hild. In the manga, Urd's hair gradually changes from perfectly straight at her introduction, to wavy during and immediately after the Lord of Terror Arc, to becoming intermediately straight but still wavy. Up until now, Urd's hair also sported a notable ahoge, but this is gone by chapter 94, after which Urd's hair further straightens out and remains that way for the rest of the series. She is 165-170cm tall[1], making her taller than most other characters in the series, and her measurements are 90-60-91.

Personality[]

Unlike her younger half-sister Belldandy, Urd is very impulsive and headstrong. Belldandy describes Urd as being very passionate about everything she does. Urd is a great believer in the idea that the 'End justifies the Means', although, as Belldandy puts it: "...she gets so wrapped up in the means that she forgets what the end was." She once stole Sleipnir to get a cure for a sick Belldandy, but spent so much time in the effort to master riding Sleipnir that it took eight days for her to get to the place where the cure was. Another god had fetched the cure six days earlier. Despite such, she usually means well and will do anything to protect her loved ones. Because of her being the oldest, she believes it's also her duty to look after Belldandy and Skuld.

Urd's impulsiveness often makes her act first without fully considering the consequences. She is also a constant meddler, seemingly unable to leave well enough alone. She is also quite short tempered for a goddess, and is rather easy to irritate and anger. Urd is also notable for her tendency to lie, something a goddess supposedly can't do (or, more accurately, it is something a goddess shouldn't do, being against the rules). Although she's not a pathological liar, she's more than willing to distort the truth if needed to accomplish an objective. She is also very open (and rather proud) of her sexuality, evidenced by her provocative dress, jibes at the younger Skuld and her slightly comical distress when turned into a child as a result of energy drainage. Her first appearance to Keiichi Morisato was through a semi-pornographic video.

Urd has an interesting love-hate relationship with her youngest half-sister, Skuld. Both seem to antagonize one another at times, with Urd usually teasing Skuld about her age, bust size, and apparent lack of talent when it comes to magic. However both do care for each other and will come to the other's aid when necessary. Urd and Skuld are commonly seen playing different games at the table in front of the television for rights to watching their favorite shows, although the two of them have stated that simply watching television isn't as fun as competing for the television, they have been joined at times by Belldandy, Keiichi's mother and Peorth. When Keiichi asked Belldandy "Are they best friends or what?" Belldandy replied with a smile and "They're best friends. I almost envy their ability to feel so strongly for each other."

For a goddess, Urd seems to have an amazing tendency to have her plans backfire, usually a result of her impulsive tendency to use raw power to solve a situation. Given her power levels this tends to cause explosions. Quite often, something will happen to louse up whatever scheme she's currently cooked up. Examples including: drinking one of her own love potions, trying to help Belldandy bake a cake and blowing up the kitchen, trying to help Keiichi build a motorbike and blowing up the garage, trying to dispel a number of computer "bugs" and blowing up the house, and so on.

One of Urd's most defining traits is her mixed Goddess-Demon ancestry. Because of this unique heritage, Urd is occasionally uncertain of her status within her world, as her Goddess and Demon personalities are always in conflict inside her. It was this inner conflict that allowed the Lord of Terror to eventually overcome Urd's will at one point. Deep in her heart, she truly wishes to be recognized as a Goddess and, in her earlier years, often looked up to Belldandy as a role model. This has led Urd to quietly deny her demonic heritage, much to the consternation of her mother, Hild. However, since Hild's meddling Urd's demonic heritage has started to resurface, nearly calling Hild 'mother', and last opening up her Demon power to destroy a Power Absorber, as seen in Chapter 276.

Yumi Touma has said that it is only in the last of the OAV episodes that Urd can be seen "as an older sister, one that you can depend on."

Demonic Form[]

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Urd, in full demon form.

When in her demonic form, Urd is solely of Demon heritage, her affinity to fire and lightning increases monumentally, her pupils appear slit (a trademark sign of a Demon), and her demeanor changes to that of a wild, quick-tempered, merciless and evil one. Mokkurkalfi made the note that when Urd approached the former and her sister, that she was literally overflowing with pure Demon power, despite being sealed with her tattoos and earrings. In Demon form, Urd is in a class of her own, more powerful than a First Class Demon, rivalling or matching her mother Hild's strength.

Naturally, Urd adopts the Demon mentality, and without restraint attacks Mokkurkalfi and Eiwhaz with a flurry of lightning bolts dealing a devastating charge. When this fails, she sumons a bolt 100-fold in size and power, enough to obliterate the two Demons instantaneously. She also appears to have no sense of family with her sisters, as demonstrated when she allows her overflowing power to activate the Aegis Shield, sealing Skuld's apparent doom after the activation of the Proton Bomb. In demonic form, Urd's markings change accordingly to that of a Demon's, a star replacing the upside down triangle in the center of her forehead. Interestingly enough, the star is an exact match to one of the stars on her mother's face, Hild; Daimankaichou of Hell.

It is unknown if Urd is capable of unleashing her full Goddess Form, as she did with her Demon Form.

Angel[]

Urd's angel is World of Elegance. When Urd first received her angel, she was terrified to see that World of Elegance had reflected who Urd truly was inside (Half Demon, Half Goddess) with her black and white appearance. Terrified by seeing someone who 'knew' her so well, she ordered her angel to leave and, 'never come out again'. However, in chapter 98 Skuld invents a machine to amplify her power (so that she can support her angel, Noble Scarlet)

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World of Elegance, Urd's Angel

and accidentally hooks herself to it. However, the machine rather than amplify, has simply released Skuld's power. She falls unconscious, and summons a high level water magic barrier. With Belldandy's encouragement (She uses Wind spells, and therefore cannot stop Skuld) and divination, Urd summons her angel and destroys the barrier with her fire spells.

Abilities[]

As the offspring of Hild and Tyr, Urd is one of the most powerful divine beings in existence, due to her parents being the leaders of their respective races. With this power however, comes the struggle from within to keep her two sides from consuming the other. Her main abilities are fire lightning, unlike Belldandy and Skuld who deal with wind and water, respectively. Her secondary gift with crafting medicines and herbal remedies–as a goddess of the past, this would make sense because many cultures began experimenting in alchemy–in her spare time, although she has used them to affect others. When she was offered the chance to ascend to the rank of First-Class Goddess, Urd accepted and began passing each trial with flying colors, something even powerful goddesses required additional tries. Urd eventually passes the final test, and is named a First-Class Goddess. At the last minute, Urd rejects the proposal because her ascension would require her to protect all of the universe, whereas Urd only wants the power to protect her sisters. She declines her promotion and returns to her Second-Class status. It is worth noting that while in her temporary First-Class status, her power was increased exponentially, to the point that she burned Peorth's shoulder simply brushing it.

In later chapters, Urd and Skuld are threatened by a Power Absorber, making Urd come to the conclusion that the Absorber would not be able to take on the full power of a Demoness. With that, she unleashes her full Demon form, complete with a change in facial seal and slit pupils. In this form, Urd's power is increased hundredfold, and greatly influences her fire abilities–particularly lightning. She destroys the Absorber's minions with a wave of her hand, and summons a devastating spirit spell–Dance of the Lightning Wasps–that destroys the Absorber easily. Unfortunately, Urd has little control over this form, which calls on her Demon personality.

  1. Chapter 15: 165cm
    Oh My Goddess! Colors pg. 38: 170cm
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