Arslan (アルスラーン Arusurān? ) is the main character of Arslan Senki written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa based on Yoshiki Tanaka's novel series. He is the crown prince of Pars, and the leader of the resistance against Lusitanian invasion.
AppearanceEditHis basic appearance is that of a fragile and weak boy, due to which people usually consider him a weakling. In all adaptations he is depicted with long silver hair and light blue eyes.
Arslan is depicted as a gentle prince, being kind to his allies and enemies alike, and afraid of battling. However, he is willing to fight if he needs to, and has been shown to be a skilled fighter despite his mindset and appearance. He is willing to do whatever it takes to protect his friends, family and kingdom. He is also very intelligent and insightful. Unlike most of his people, he doesn't consider slaves and Lusitanian people as animals, and is willing to talk to them.
Ecbatana is Burning Edit
Siege of Ecbatana Edit
Prince Arslan Takes a Stand Edit
Daryun is Arslan's personal trainer who serves him to a fault. Daryun is immensely protective of Arslan and would give his life to protect him. Daryun at first serves Arslan because he is his prince and his uncle made him vow to watch over him, but after traveling with Arslan, he comes to be loyal to him as a person and does not care if he is the prince of Pars or not. Daryun is Arslan's closest companion and the two value each other greatly.
Narsus is one of Arslan's companions. Arslan respects Narsus' intellect and values him greatly for his advice and strategies. Arslan promised to appoint Narsus as Court Painter once Pars has been reclaimed. Narsus finds Arslan interesting for his kindness and caring of other people and believes that Arslan will become a great king. Narsus sometimes makes schemes such as the slaves hating Arslan because killing their master, so Arslan can learn things through experience.
Elam is one of his companions and is also the closest to him in terms of age. Arslan often attempts to help him with his chores, despite not being good at it, and Elam always tells him that he should let him handle the chores himself. Elam is touched by Arslan's kindness. At first, Elam looks down on him for his weak appearance, but grows to respect him as they travel together. When Narsus originally intended to send Elam away, Arslan was the one who insisted on bringing Elam with them, stating that only Elam could prepare delicious food for them to eat. Elam quickly develops a strong protectiveness for Arslan, offering him his bow during their confrontation with Kharlan to protect him in his stead as he stayed by his side in battle to ensure his safety. They share a strong friendship.
At first oblivious to the dark parts of Pars, after meeting Etoile, Arslan becomes more aware of the evil his country is capable of and desires to learn about Lusitanian beliefs. The meeting of Etoile and seeing how hard he and the other captured Lusitanians fought aginst becoming slaves made Arslan begin to question the slavery system as a whole. He meets with Etoile again three years later along side Elam. When Arslan reveals to Etoile that his comrades, fellow Lusitanian soldiers, were murdered soon after he had escaped, he seemed to be at a loss for words. Although it looked as though he was going to attack the pair, he instead threw a bible telling Arslan that if he ever accepts to convert his ways, he'll treat the prince as an equal and even offer him a meal if he were to go to the castle.
- "What exactly is a great king?" 
- "My father despises both Daryun and I, as well. We might as well be despised together." 
- "He is a sensitive, kind person. That’s why I worry for him."