She has a perfect blend of multiple endearing qualities. She is wholesome and loyal and tries her damned hardest to bet mature but her lack of life experience makes her come off as childish more often than not.
Raphtalia is the slave purchased by Naofumi who treats her like his own daughter. Rather than a master, he is like a protector to her.
Raphtalia loves Naofumi’s care, attention, love, and protection. He is like a whole world to her.
It is so endearing how she lies to Naofumi about wanting things because she doesn’t want to be a burden to him.
Raphtalia is a raccoon and is still a sweet girl nurtured by her master Naofumi. Despite everything she’s been through, She needs Naofumi just as Naofumi needs her.
The fact that even though she feels like unconditional pure love, she doesn’t have very legitimate reasoning behind her affection.
She’s following the mythical hero of her people .her personal savior of a life of loneliness, suffering, mistreatment, and likely death, someone has gotten to know is a good person who’s been kind to her and made her his family.
It just feels more genuine and powerful that this pure wonderful love has legitimate reasons not only from a plot perspective but from the character’s point of view.
It’s not hard to see things from her perspective and realize the kind of things she must be thinking and feeling.
It makes the character feel more real.
NAOFUMI AND RAPHTALIA
Naofumi and Raphtalia are both really complex characters with the actual meaning behind everything they do or say.
The light novel sure makes you know of what‘s going on in NAOFUMI’S head but the anime does such a good job at describing everything so that we can understand them.
As much as Naofumi’s self-confidence is completely destroyed at the beginning, he still couldn’t stop fearing being betrayed even with the slave‘s curse.
In the same way, RAPHTALIA self – confidence was washed away by years of slave, threatening like nothing and thrown away for any weaknesses she may had and beaten up so badly that she felt like she was already dead.
She feared being left behind by Naofumi, just like she was by everyone else before. She would do anything to get his trust.
Wanting a new slave’s curse was a part of it. But it’s still not enough for her that she is ready to put herself in danger even tho she knows that Naofumi is much tougher than her.
THE STRONGEST RAPHTALIA
We’ve gotten to see her grow, develop, mature. Not just physically, but emotionally and mentally as well, she got over her fears. She has developed ideas and goals, She has become responsible and goal-oriented and has also developed a complete mindset. We can clearly see through her actions and behaviors all the time.
Creating a brave pure-hearted maiden blindly in love as a supporting character is easy. But Raphtalia is actually multilayered, well – established the main character with a well fleshed out internal sense of self behind her morality, pureness, and strength and that’s amazing.