The Best Episodes of Overlord

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2018

In the year 2138, virtual reality gaming is booming. Yggdrasil, a popular online game is quietly shut down one day. However, one player named Momonga decides to not log out. Momonga is then transformed into the image of a skeleton as "the most powerful wizard." The world continues to change, with non-player characters (NPCs) beginning to feel emotion. Having no parents, friends, or place in society, this ordinary young man Momonga then strives to take over the new world the game has become.

A Handful of Hope

#1 - A Handful of Hope

Season 3 - Episode 8

The worker group Foresight is teleported to the fighting arena in the sixth floor to challenge the great Ains Ooal Gown. Ains tries to restrain his smoldering fury as he disposes the last of the filthy thieves that dare trample into his treasured Nazarick.

star 8.51
77 votes
Writers: Sugawara Yukie
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War of Words

#2 - War of Words

Season 3 - Episode 9

Ainz sends Aura and Mare to the Empire with a message. Come and apologize or watch as your country burn to the ground. With no other option, Emperor Jircniv heads toward Nazarick with the head of a noble in tow. Though, things are not as they seem.

star 8.31
74 votes
Directors: Akiko Nakano
Writers: Sugawara Yukie
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Butterfly Entangled in a Spider's Web

#3 - Butterfly Entangled in a Spider's Web

Season 3 - Episode 7

The foolish workers that have entered the Tomb of Nazarick greatly anger Ains Ooal Gown. Albedo and the others have already finished preparations for their welcome and Lord Ains watches on, determined that not a single one leaves his tomb alive.

star 8.20
83 votes
Writers: Sugawara Yukie
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Another Battle

#4 - Another Battle

Season 3 - Episode 11

Carne Village is in a pinch once again. An army led by the first prince of Re-Estize has appeared, demanding to be let in so the villagers can be questioned about Ains Ooal Gown. Enri must make a decision for the village and its people.

star 8.18
77 votes
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Jaldabaoth

#5 - Jaldabaoth

Season 2 - Episode 11

Demiurge takes charge of Nazarick's forces, laying out the mission to strike at Eight Fingers. Meanwhile, Lakyus details a similar mission to her squad captains. Sebas, Climb, and Brain raid Six Arms' compound together.

star 8.13
95 votes
Directors: Naoyuki Itō
Writers: Yukie Sugawara
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The Dark Warrior

#6 - The Dark Warrior

Season 1 - Episode 9

Momonga and Narberal begin their respective battles against Clementine and Khajit. Momonga takes this chance to learn about the mechanics of fighting in this world, but in the end, he must show Clementine the consequences of offending him.

star 8.04
176 votes
Directors: Naoyuki Itou
Writers: Yukie Sugawara
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Player VS Non Player Character

#7 - Player VS Non Player Character

Season 1 - Episode 13

Momonga reminds Shalltear that he is the master of Nazarick and that his name carries the weight of all the supreme beings of Ains Ooal Gown. After the battle comes to a close, Momonga quickly takes action to strengthen the defenses of Nazarick.

star 8.03
161 votes
Directors: Naoyuki Itou
Writers: Yukie Sugawara
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The Final Battle of the Disturbance

#8 - The Final Battle of the Disturbance

Season 2 - Episode 12

Evileye petitions Momon to help her, and he begins fighting the disguised Demiurge. As Climb and the others try to get Tuare out of the compound, they face resistance. Renner convenes an emergency strategy meeting.

star 8.00
84 votes
Directors: Naoyuki Itō
Writers: Yukie Sugawara
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Player vs Player

#9 - Player vs Player

Season 3 - Episode 13

Gazef challenges Ains to a duel that is impossible to win and Ains decides to accept. The battle will soon come to an end and the fate of E-Rantel will be decided. Even amongst the bloodshed, Gazef and Ains both hold the other in deep respect.

star 7.99
73 votes
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The Ultimate Trump Card

#10 - The Ultimate Trump Card

Season 2 - Episode 13

The guardsmen and adventurers face a daunting array of demons until Momon arrives and takes charge. Brain once again comes face to face with Shalltear. While Evileye is occupied, Demiurge reveals his plan to Ains.

star 7.98
87 votes
Directors: Naoyuki Itō
Writers: Yukie Sugawara
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Ruler of Death

#11 - Ruler of Death

Season 1 - Episode 4

Momonga finds that the attackers of Carne Village were Slane Theocracy soldiers dressed as people from the Baharuth Empire. As the attack to lure and eliminate Gazef Stronoff continues, Momonga takes this chance to continue his tests...

star 7.93
181 votes
Directors: Naoyuki Itou
Writers: Yukie Sugawara
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The Bloody Valkyrie

#12 - The Bloody Valkyrie

Season 1 - Episode 12

Though Shalltear's skill set puts Momonga at a complete disadvantage, he steps forward into battle. He gave various world items to his guardians to ensure the safety of Nazarick in his absence. Now, all that is left is a battle of life and death!

star 7.92
169 votes
Directors: Naoyuki Itou
Writers: Yukie Sugawara
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Twin Swords of Slashing Death

#13 - Twin Swords of Slashing Death

Season 1 - Episode 8

After Momonga registers Hamusuke with the guild, he goes to Nphirea's home to find that his client has been kidnapped. The zombified remains of the Swords of Darkness litter the storage room. And there, Momonga finds the tortured body of Ninya.

star 7.91
172 votes
Directors: Naoyuki Itou
Writers: Yukie Sugawara
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Army of Death

#14 - Army of Death

Season 2 - Episode 4

The alliance of the Lizard men win the battle and defeat the army of undead. The defeat guardian Cocytus and the new ability to learn from their mistakes, prove that the guardians can adapt to new situations. Ainz Ooal Gown therefore changes his tactics, ordering Cocytus to bring the Lizard men to their knees and under the rule of the Great Tomb of Nazarick.

star 7.86
95 votes
Directors: Naoyuki Itō
Writers: Yukie Sugawara
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Massacre

#15 - Massacre

Season 3 - Episode 12

The war is finally starting. The Empire plans to use this chance to see the depths of the Sorcerer King's strength and the Kingdom is confident that their have fully prepared themselves for this war. Gazef stands ready. Now, let the despair begin.

star 7.83
75 votes
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Battle of Carne Village

#16 - Battle of Carne Village

Season 1 - Episode 3

Momonga continues his efforts to protect Nazarick from the unknown forces he may be up against in this world. As he manipulates the Mirror of Remote Viewing, he notices a village being attacked and decides to test his strength against humans.

star 7.79
186 votes
Directors: Naoyuki Itou
Writers: Yukie Sugawara
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The Freezing God

#17 - The Freezing God

Season 2 - Episode 5

At the outpost in the Tob Forest, Ains strategizes with his guardians, and imposes Shalltear's penance upon her. The Lizard Man chiefs assemble and receive Cocytus on the battlefield for their final showdown.

star 7.79
94 votes
Directors: Naoyuki Itō
Writers: Yukie Sugawara
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True Vampire

#18 - True Vampire

Season 1 - Episode 10

Momonga finds out that Shalltear has revolted against him, due to something that had happened while she was on her mission with Sebas and Solution. The story rewinds a bit and goes over that very event. What could possibly change her loyalty to him?

star 7.75
173 votes
Directors: Naoyuki Itou
Writers: Yukie Sugawara
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Soaring Sparks of Fire

#19 - Soaring Sparks of Fire

Season 2 - Episode 9

Sebas begins his raid of the brothel from one side, while Climb and Brain enter from the other side. While Climb covers the exit alone, he is confronted by Succulent and Cocco Doll trying to flee and a desperate fight begins.

star 7.71
85 votes
Directors: Naoyuki Itō
Writers: Yukie Sugawara
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Disturbance Begins in the Royal Capital

#20 - Disturbance Begins in the Royal Capital

Season 2 - Episode 10

Ains calls on Sebas to answer for his actions, and to discuss what is to become of Tuare. Renner meets with the Blue Rose, then Marquis Raeven, to consult with them about her planned attacks against Eight Fingers.

star 7.65
85 votes
Directors: Naoyuki Itō
Writers: Yukie Sugawara
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Wise King of Forest

#21 - Wise King of Forest

Season 1 - Episode 7

Momonga and his group continue to Carne Village. There they see that the villagers are working toward fortifying their defenses against possible future enemies. Nphirea meets up with Enri and asks her about this man named Ains Ooal Gown.

star 7.65
164 votes
Directors: Naoyuki Itou
Writers: Yukie Sugawara
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Journey

#22 - Journey

Season 1 - Episode 6

While Momonga has some doubts, he accepts Nphirea Balear's request under the condition that the members of the Swords of Darkness join them. Though her urge to kill keeps distracting her, Clementine continues to slowly find her way to Nphirea.

star 7.64
169 votes
Directors: Naoyuki Itou
Writers: Yukie Sugawara
A Ruler’s Melancholy

#23 - A Ruler’s Melancholy

Season 3 - Episode 1

With the events of Re-Estize Kingdom and the Lizard Men behind them, the loyal servants of Nazarick return to their daily routines. Ains, however, is worried about the work/life balance of his NPCs. They work day in and day out without rest...

star 7.57
100 votes
Writers: Sugawara Yukie
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Floor Guardians

#24 - Floor Guardians

Season 1 - Episode 2

Grateful that they weren't cast aside, the floor guardians experience the rule of their true master for the first time. Momonga quickly assess the situation and works toward protecting the tomb from invaders while contemplating what he must do.

star 7.55
196 votes
Directors: Naoyuki Itou
Writers: Yukie Sugawara
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Two Leaders

#25 - Two Leaders

Season 3 - Episode 5

The "Giant of the East" has come to attack Carne Village, but the villagers are willing to put their lives on the line to protect their home and families. While the goblin troop defends the front gates, Enri and Nphirea defends the village from behind.

star 7.53
79 votes
Writers: Sugawara Yukie
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