Hugo Baint von Renxandt is a reincarnated human, previously known as Natsume Kengo (夏目健吾). He was reincarnated into another world as the son of the Renxandt Sword King.
Hugo is one of the main antagonists of the series, due to his constant acts of aggression towards Shun and his faction. As the crown prince and future heir of the Renxandt Empire, the largest country on the Kasanagara continent, gives Hugo significant influence, making him a dangerous threat for those who dares to oppose him.
Hugo is characterised by his two-tone hair, that is characterised by yellowish streaks, and brown eyes. Later in the series, he is seen wearing a fur coat on him and overall made from monster parts to further enhance his combat abilities.
Hugo Renxandt wasn't always the megalomaniac he is now. Before being reborn, he was generally perceived as the class "king," with a frank, egotistical attitude and not afraid to hide his thoughts. He often took things a bit too far, but was held in check by his friend Issei Sakurazaki, who understood him well. Issei passed away in the new world, and Natsume was left alone as Hugo Renxandt, prince of the Renxandt Empire.
Although he indiscriminately hates Shun due to their incompatible personalities, he was charming enough be the leader of the boys in his previous life. If he had been able to enter university, work in part-time jobs and enter society as an adult, he would likely have experienced a smooth and successful life.
Hugo became warped due to not having anyone around him who understood his circumstances, not having anyone he could trust due to the troublesome political situation inside the Empire, and not having had any dissatisfaction about how he had lived his previous life.
As it stands, much of the same happened in the new world when Shun and him came face to face. Hugo had finally found his peers from his previous life, only to find that Shun was the center of attention among them, and so Hugo's hatred never changed, and he was left alone to fend for himself in his despair. The true turning point for Hugo's decent into madness was being driven into a corner and abandoned by his old teacher Okazaki Kanami, now known as Filimøs.
At the time when he first met Shun after reincarnating, if he hadn’t tried to avoid Shun due to being aware that they didn’t get along in their previous lives, and if his hard to understand SOS had been noticed, perhaps the end result could also have been different.
Persistently aiming for Shun, he became the criminal who threw the world into a maelstrom of chaos.
Before reincarnation, Natsume while seen as someone who can be come off as rude and disrespectful but also seen as the bold and confident leader in his group of friends. As Hugo, without being held in check by Issei and further strained from social relationships due to his status as the heir of the powerful Renxandt Empire, he is seen as someone who is boastful and difficult to get along as a person, often antagonizing the people who personally know him.
Former classmate from Japan and rival. In the original world, Shun and Hugo wasn't close with each other due their clashing personalities, Shun's calm demeanor and Hugo's more assertive nature means they were never in the same clique. In the beginning of their reincarnation, they were neutral towards each other. As the series progress, instead of seeing Shun with kinship like with many of the former reincarnated humans who end up in the new and unkind world, Hugo sees Shun as an obstacle, stealing his limelight in the new world that he once had in class. Instead of addressing his insecurities, Hugo has secretly plotted numerous events to harm and even kill Shun. Driving many of the conflicts in the series.
Former homeroom teacher in Japan. Before they were reincarnated, Hugo wasn't very respectful towards Ms Oka, his teacher. This carry forward into the new world, without his former best friends to manage his behavior, he became increasing belligerent towards her, as he sees her attempts in trying to rein in his behavior as meddling. Ultimately, the two became enemies when Hugo tried to assassinate Shun, forcing Filimøs to erase many of his abilities using her unique skill. However instead of having a positive effect, this only ended up further worsening his behavior as he instead developed a deep murderous hatred for her and became fixated on obtaining vengeance against her instead.
Former classmate, acquaintance and the Saint of the group. With the backing from the Word of God Religion later in the series, Yuri joined his faction, often siding with Hugo in encouraging and pushing Shun's faction to surrender. Not much is known about their relationship.
At an unknown point in time, Sophia joined his faction as an ally. As his strongest fighter, she was one of Hugo's most valuable assets and often deployed in situations where extra muscle was needed. Despite her contributions, though Hugo occasionally demeaning toward Sophia with unhappy memories from her past life. In turn, Sophia was merely using Hugo to initiate the Elf Village Battle and cut him off once that goal had been reached. Upon realizing this, Hugo angrily turned on her but was effortlessly cast aside.
As noted by his fellow classmates, Natsume was very close with his childhood friend Issei, who fully understood his personality and kept him in check back on earth. Natume himself was genuinely grateful to Issei and cared for him greatly, with his other friend such as Shinohara stating that, Natsume himself genuinely thought that Issei was his only true friend. As stated by his former classmates, if Issei himself had been alongside Natsume upon being reincarnated as Hugo, his behavior itself would have been much different and he would likely not have gotten any worse than he was on earth.
Demon Lord LV1 • Dignity LV2 • Rage LV４ • Overeating LV3 • Greed • Lust • Divinity Expansion LV3 • Taboo LV9 • n% I = W
Monster Slayer • Ruler of Greed • Ally Killer • Human Slayer • Ruler of Lust • Human Slaughterer • Merciless • Monster Slaughterer • Master of Madness • Champion • Commander • Lord
Dragon Armor: After having a majority of his original skills and stats removed by Filimøs, Hugo acquired a high class armor equipment made using dragon flesh and bones. Due to the materials used, the armor itself possess its own set of unique abilities sperate from him, allowing him to compensate for his decreased stats and lost skills.