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"You just walk the path you believe in. And don't forget, you're the main character in your own life story!"

— Glenn to Sistine in "Gold Digger!?"
Glenn Radars

Glenn anime 2

Glenn manga

Glenn Radars LN

グレン=レーダス Guren Rēdasu
Alias The Fool (愚者, Gusha)
Professor Radars (funimation)
Epithet Mage of Justice (正義の魔法使, Seigi no Mahōtsukai) (self-proclaimed)
Great Teacher (大先生, Dai-Sensei) (self-proclaimed)[1]
First Appearance
Light Novel Volume 1, Chapter 1
Manga Volume 1, Chapter 1
Anime Episode 1
Voice Actors
Japanese Sōma Saitō
Ayane Sakura (Child)
English Josh Grelle
Personal Data
Race Human
Status Alive
Gender Male Icon Male
Age 19
Professional Status
Mage Ranking Trede
Affiliation(s) Alzano Imperial Magic Academy Symbol Alzano Imperial Magic Academy
Saint Lily Magic Girls' Academy(former)
Imperial Court Mage Corps(former)
Occupation(s) Substitute teacher
Execution officer(former)
Partner(s) Sara Silvers(former)
Image Gallery

Glenn Radars (グレン=レーダス, Guren Rēdasu) is the protagonist of the Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor series. He becomes the substitute teacher in Sistine Fibel's class, after the disappearance of her favorite teacher. After an event where he saved his class, he decided to become a full time magic teacher due to the previous one being a criminal. He was once a famous assassin and was the one who saved Rumia Tingel prior to the series. He was once known as 'The Fool' said to be an amazing magician killer working for the Imperial Court Mage Corps, and is the current holder of "The Fool" card.

Appearance Edit

Glenn is a young man of a muscular physique, with average height and weight.

He has long black hair that is tied back into a low ponytail with a red hair tie, with a messy fringe that covers his forehead. Generally, he wears a white half-sleeved shirt with a red tie tied loosely, black pants with gold trim at the seems, accompanied with matching black dress shoes and black laced gloves.

Personality Edit

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Glenn's immature nature.

He is very lazy and constantly bored by everything, with his primary focus being sleeping or eating. Not surprisingly he has an immature and mischievous, which has caused some to become greatly annoyed with his actions

Previously, Glenn was very outgoing and had aspired to be a sorcerer of justice but his past in the army has caused him to become jaded and give up such goals. This was best seen when denounced magic as nothing but killing tool to Sistine Fibel which earned him a slap to the face.

It is shown when the situation comes to it, he can regain his old passion as he apologized to Sistine and showed his class new ways to use magic which in turn somewhat changed his perspective as he comforted Sistine once she realized his previous statement about magic was correct.

His old drive to use magic came out when trying to rescue Rumia from Huey's magic circles that he is willing to use up all of his magic and put himself in harm's way in order to save her. On top of this, Glenn happens to be a bit of a strategist, showing his skills in monologues in order to help him gain the upper hand in combat.

He's a rather determined soul who refuses to give up when his sense of justice kicks in and will use up everything he has in order to complete his goals. He happens to also be quite stronger than he leaves off, giving many of those around him the wrong idea of who he truly is and causing them to underestimate his true abilities.

When his past is brought up, he seems to dislike talking about it as he is ashamed that he couldn't be more useful and ended up wasting his life in bloodshed than actually doing the greater good he originally intended to perform.

Although he originally hated being a teacher, Glenn has become more of a caring teacher for his students later in the series and enjoying helping his students; wanting to put them out of danger's way and be happy. He has taken to memorizing their talents, which was very surprising considering his lazy attitude towards most things. Due to being treated like a pest when he was in school, Glenn doesn't tolerate his class being insulted as he defended them from Halley Astry and even risked starving himself on his class winning the magic games.

Abilities Edit

Physical Power Edit

Glenn has excellent durability, which helps him become capable of withstanding multiple wounds and attacks without losing the motivation to fight.


Glenn Radars' pain tolerance.

During his time working for the Imperial Court Mage Corps, Glenn has acquired an astounding amount of military hand-to-hand combat skills, which is especially useful when he is unable to use spells because of his original magic currently still activating. He could perform "magic" Magical Punch, an overpowered version of a normal punch where Glenn tricks opponent, spins his fist around as a distraction only to kick his enemy.

Although he had no further use for it, Glenn retains a degree of knowledge in the arts as he used it to overpower Carrel Mardos and Jin Ganis but his skill has gotten rusty over time.

Magic Usage Edit

Even though he is seen as a third rate mage, that does not change the fact he is exceptionally strong compared to other mages of the same rank. Glenn has amazing knowledge about magic spells. He knows what will happen to spells if you modify their spell chants in a certain way. He can proficiently use many different spells, and can use them with unofficial chants, for example: Glenn used "Shock Bolt" saying "Well, anyway, paralyze" instead of the original chant. He can use a deadly spell called "Extinction Ray", a devastating ray that can destroy everything in its way, but it significantly drains his mana. As shown in when he got mana deficiency after using it and became grey-skinned and sick.

"The Fool" Arcana Edit

Glenn is capable of using Original Magic by activating a card called "The Fool's World", which seals all spells in a specified area, with the exception of spells that are already activated. The downside of its use is that Glenn Radars also cannot use any magic since he too is in the specified area.

Intelligence Edit

Though typically seen as lazy, Glenn has proven to be very intelligent as he graduated from the magic academy at the age of fifteen which is notable as most had to finish the whole course of school. He has shown to have an exceeding amount of strategic knowledge, which was shown when he takes control in his class after he memorized their talents for events at the magic games festival they'd be best suited for.

Relationships Edit

Family Edit

Celica Arfonia

Alzano Imperial Magic Academy Edit

Sistine Fibel Edit

Glenn initially thought little of her when he started teaching, even ignoring the fact that she came from a wealthy aristocrat family. He rarely refers to her by name and mostly calls her "White Cat", much to her annoyance. At one point, they dueled and he lost but that didn't change his ways of teaching the class as he still lazed about. When he insulted magic by stating it is merely a tool used to kill, she slapped him and stated she hated him.

After a talk with Rumia, he apologized to Sistine for his remarks, telling the surprised girl while he still detests magic, that he went too far in what he said. After that Glenn started teaching, and he showed Sistine and her class other ways to use magic, as they were amazed by it. While he now teaches, he still doesn't treat Sistine properly, as shown when he erased a lesson on the board after she politely asked him not to, or when he had her carry more books than Rumia, after she offered to help.

However, it is shown he cares for her as his student, after he saved her from a criminal who was trying to force himself on her. He also comforted her when Rumia was kidnapped but did threaten to take credits from her grade as a way of motivating her to do a spell to help him.

He also comforted Sistine when she started crying.

Rumia Tingel Edit

During Glenn's time in the Imperial Army, He was begged by Queen Alicia to save her daughter from a group of evil mages.

When he became a magic instructor, he recognized Rumia but couldn't quite place where he saw her. When Glenn helped her with a spell, she was grateful encouraged him to keep being a teacher by relaying a tale from when she was saved and being very thankful towards the mage who rescued her.

From this, Glenn changed his teaching methods and taught his class new ways to use magic and even become popular among them and other students.

Unlike Sistine, who is more strict and mean towards Glenn, Rumia is more kinder to him. In return, Glenn is on better terms with Rumia than with Sistine which was shown when he gave her less books to carry after both girls offered him help in carry the books. He also believed in her talents at the magic games, even boasting about them when she withstood a powerful mind magic spell. Like the rest of his students, he is willing to put his life in jeopardy to defend her as shown when he rushed to save her from the Researchers of Divine Wisdom and was willing to brand himself a traitor to protect her, despite her frequent worries with getting him involved in matters concerning her.

Other Students Edit

Initially, Glenn didn't bother to teach them anything even allowing them to read their books to learn. In return, the students didn't think much of him especially after he most slept in class or lost in a duel with Sistine. However, a majority of the students were surprised when he arrived to class on time and apologized to Sistine before he actually started to teach them and show them a new way to use magic.

The class's views have change as a majority of them paid close attention to his lessons even asking questions about it. In return, Glenn grew to care for them which was shown when he saved them from criminals who were holding them hostage.

After becoming a full time instructor, Glenn has become rather attached to his teaching role and his students wanting to put them out of danger's way and to be happy. Before the magic games, he has shown that he has taken to memorizing their talents to make sure they all participated in the magic tournament and do events they are best suited for. His selection method and reasoning was surprising considering his lazy personality as the class went with his decision. He has also shown that he doesn't tolerate his class being insulted as he defended them from Halley Astry and even risked starving himself on his class winning the magic games. His class were surprised by his belief in them and trained even harder for the games and performed with enthusiasm and success that surprised even Glenn who was uneasy with their praise of him.

While the class has come to respect him, it is shown they are still annoyed by his lazy and stuck up attitude as when Sistine a possible reply of him saying they couldn't manage without him, a majority got irritated just thinking about it.

Imperial Court Mage Corps Edit

Albert Frazer
Re=L Rayford
Eve Ignite

References Edit

  1. Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor episode 2

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