That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime consumed our hearts and minds last Fall. And with season one finished, we’re making sure you know the Top five facts about the best dang slime monster ever: Rimuru Tempest.
5. Rimuru isn’t a Himuru or Hermuru
Rimuru is genderless—physically at least. Obviously he used to be a man, and still retains his manly brain. But no matter which form he takes; it’ll always technically be a genderless variant. It’s just one of the many benefits of being a slime!
4. Powered by Magicules
Rimuru’s simplicity is his greatest strength. He doesn’t need food, water, or oxygen to survive. He runs solely on magicules! If you threw him in a lake, he wouldn’t drown. If he didn’t eat for a month, he’d be fine. As long as there’s magic around to slurp up, he’s good to go.
3. Great Batting Average
Those bat wings Rimuru uses to get around every now and then? They’re from that Giant Bat he ate in episode two. Everyone knows he can mimic creatures, but the bat wings prove that even partial transformations are doable and helpful.
2. The Name is the Game
When Rimuru names someone, they evolve and become stronger. But the coolest thing is that anything Rimuru names has a chance to inherit his abilities! Rimuru learned Shadow Movement from the Direwolf leader, and when he finally named Gobta, Gobta inherited the skill as well. Soei can use Steel Thread because Rimuru predated a Giant Spider in episode two. Benimaru learned Hell Flare because Rimuru ate Ifrit. And so on and so forth.
1. World’s Best Dad
Veldora is Rimuru’s dad. Veldora was trapped in that cave alone for all those years, so Rimuru’s not a biological son by any means. But he was totally born from the magicules Veldora was dishing out. In the light novel, Rimuru makes a joke about Veldora being his dad, mentioning that he (Rimuru) and Charybdis might be siblings, since they both came to be because of Veldora’s magicules.