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This world is full of brainless morons.

— Ruler ~ Monologue

Ruler (ルーラ), also known by her real name Sanae Mukou (木王早苗), is one of the main protagonists of Magical Girl Raising Project.

Ruler is a Magical Girl living in the temple district of the city. She has her very own little gang of four Magical Girls who act as her loyal subjects and teammates. She tends to not participate much in the general Magical Girl activities and keeps to herself most of the time.

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Swim Swim orchestrated her abrupt murder.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Human[edit | edit source]

As a human, Sanae has long black hair that she wears up in a clip. She has a bobby pin on the right side of her hair. Her eyes are a pale color. She wears an office suit with tights and high heels. She is taller than her Magical Girl counterpart, Ruler.

Magical Girl[edit | edit source]

As a Magical Girl, Ruler has short, light purple hair. On either side of her head are two clips with a bown and black exterior and a red cushion-like interior. Long white and pale reddish-brown strips hang down from those clips. She also wears two small diamond-shaped black hair clips and earrings. Her eyes are also a shade of purple. She also wears a Black crown that has a white diamond shape in the front.

She wears a royal Princess-like attire, with a white outfit and a red and black cape. Her white outfit has a lace collar, and it is held to the royal blue top of her cloak with a gold-and-blue pin. Wrapped around her hips are black puffs. It does not connect at the front. Her Gloves are black and her stockings are striped.

Ruler's magic scepter is golden, with a long handle The top is red and heart-shaped, with a golden eagle shape perched on top of it.

Personality[edit | edit source]

She gives her subjects' points based on what they do and say, and will generally not tolerate any foolishness or stupidity from them. Eventually, this provokes them into conspiring into killing her. She has a mentality of people around her being "idiots". Before she became a Magical Girl, she had top grades and was generally extremely successful in her life.

Even though she typically acts harshly towards her group, she has been known to show kindness to them and seems to care for their well-being to an extent. After giving Tama her "Way of the Magical Girl - Book for Idiots with Brains so Faulty, They Can't Grasp What I Say." when Tama couldn't read the kanji, Ruler sat with her and wrote in hiragana so she could understand. Though, this may have been to benefit herself by having Tama understand her rules clearly.

Magic[edit | edit source]

Can order those directly in front of her to do anything.

Ruler possesses a scepter as her unique magical item. It allows her to give a command to anyone she chooses.

Several conditions must be met to give the commands. Notably, Ruler must use her scepter when giving these commands, as the source of the magic is not herself.

To properly give a command, Ruler must fulfill the following conditions:

  1. She must stand completely still.
  2. She must call the opponent by name.
  3. She must point the scepter at them.
  4. She must be within 5 meters of the opponent.
  5. The opponent must understand the command.

If one of these conditions is broken at any point in time, the magic is canceled. The magic is also automatically canceled once the command has been carried out.

Special Item(s)[edit | edit source]

  • Scepter: Ruler's unique magical item. It is necessary to cast her magic.
  • “Way of the Magical Girl” Book: A Book written by Ruler for, as she states, ”idiots with brains so faulty, they can’t grasp what i say.”

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Swim Swim[edit | edit source]

Swim Swim is one of Ruler's students and her second-in-command. Ruler sees Swim Swim as the only competent member she has in her team besides herself. Swim Swim greatly admires Ruler and looks to be a leader like her.

Swim Swim is the one who plots her death, after she succeeds in her plan, she starts to ask what would Ruler do in any situation, Swim Swim names her weapon after her.

Yunael[edit | edit source]

Yunael is one of Ruler's students. Ruler considers Yunael to be an idiot and also someone rude. Yunael celebrated Ruler's death along with her sister.

Minael[edit | edit source]

Minael is one of Ruler's students. Ruler considers Minael to be an idiot and also someone rude. Minael celebrated Ruler's death along with her sister.

Tama[edit | edit source]

Tama is one of Ruler's students. When Tama says she can’t understand the words in the “Way of the Magical Girl” Book, Ruler helps translate the words Tama doesn’t understand. When Tama calls Ruler nice, Ruler gets embarrassed. Tama was the only one of her teammates who was sad for her dead.

Top Speed[edit | edit source]

Top Speed considers Ruler a friend much to the latter annoyance. They were both Calamity Mary's students. In Come Play With Top Speed, Top Speed tells Ruler that in order to avoid becoming like Calamity Mary, she should stop treating her teammates with cruelty.

Calamity Mary[edit | edit source]

Calamity Mary was Ruler's mentor. Ruler despises Mary, as the latter would constantly abuse her. When Ruler finished her time with Mary, she began to make plans on how to eliminate Mary.

Snow White[edit | edit source]

In the first week of the magical girl raising project, Snow White ranked number one in the collection of Candies, Ruler was mad for this and decided to steal her candies in the next week, she used her magic and her teammates to attack her and steal her candies. Although Ruler did it in order to save her teammates and herself, she had no remorse in doing it.

Henmi Yuka[edit | edit source]

Henmi Yuka is Ruler's close friend and former coworker. Although their friendship is strained due to Ruler cutting contact from all people after quitting her job, Yuka still genuinely cares for Ruler immensely. She frequently praises Ruler's work and cooking abilities, calling her a talented person she greatly admires.

In The Great Leader’s Distress, the two meet up accidentally while Ruler is searching for her team. Although she protests, Yuka rejoices at finding her close friend, bringing her into a coffee shop, reminiscing about Ruler's talents and her experience at work before she had quit. Ironically, Yuka reveals the workplace had actually gone downhill after she quit, despite their boss treating Ruler as an inferior. By the end of their visit, Yuka and Ruler exchange contact information.

Interestingly, Yuka is one of the only people Ruler does not view in an inferior light or treat arrogantly, implying Ruler may genuinely return her feelings of friendship.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the First Character Popularity Vote, Ruler ranked #23, along with Filru.
  • In Fanbook 1, Ruler has the following stat:
    Physical Ability: 1/5
    Communication Skill: 2/5
    Magic Rarity: 3/5
    Magic Experience: 3/5
    Mental Strength: 1/5
    Leadership: 3/5
  • The kanjis in her name stand for "tree" (木 muko), "king" (王 ou), "early" (早 sa) and "seedling" (苗 nae).
  • In her human form, she shares her first name "Sanae" with Sanae Utatane although the latter might just be her Magical Girl name.
  • As a human, Sanae Mukuo has a height of 169 cm, while her Magical Girl form as Ruler has a height of 155 cm. [1]

Reference[edit | edit source]

  1. "Magical Girl Raising Project Official Fanbook", "TV アニメ 魔法少女育成計画 才フィシャルファンブック"

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