Emperor Zell
Emperor Zell
 Japanese キングスフォード・ゼルトマン
 Romaji Kingusufōdo Zerutoman
• Characteristics•
 Race Chicken
 Gender Male
• Professional Status•
 Affiliation Aqua
• Personal Status•
 Status Alive
• Debuts•
 Light Novel Volume 8

Kingsford Seltmann (キングスフォード・ゼルトマン), usually known as Emperor Zell (ゼル帝), is a baby chicken that Aqua hatched from what she believed to be a dragon's egg.


When hatched, Kazuma took note of the fact that Emperor Zell looked, for all intents and purposes, as a normal little chick. The first person that Emperor Zell saw after hatching was Vanir. Consequently, he acknowledged Vanir as his parent, and continually followed the devil until Vanir created an empty shell of himself to serve as Zell's preferred companion.

Emperor Zell will generally allow anyone to handle him without protest, with one notable exception: he sometimes painfully pecks Aqua's fingers, despite the fact that she is his owner. However, they do spend a great deal of time together, and he can often be found sitting peacefully on Aqua's knee.


  • Vanir, Aqua, Wiz, and Megumin all took part in powering up Emperor Zell's egg with extraordinary mana
  • Wiz had a strange look of concern on her face when she accepted the egg to power it with her mana, implying that Wiz may sense or know that Emperor Zell may indeed be something more than just a chick...
  • Emperor Zell's head-crest can be seen growing strangely large over time for a chick.