In Overlord, Ainz Ooal Gown is an undead. Well, he is actually a human. Or was a human, until he couldn’t log out of the mmorpg game YGGDRASIL and got stuck as his avatar.
Many wonder what he looked like as a human and if he can transform back. So far in the anime, he has appeared once in his human form (in an intro to one of the recap movies). He also revealed a human face as part of the story, but it was merely illusion magic and not his real form.
In the anime, Ainz has been stuck in his undead form. This has some disadvantages. For example, he can’t eat. He can’t drink. And he also can’t have children (so far).
On the other hand, not being human has some benefits. Technically, he is already dead. So he can’t die. That’s pretty handy when you are stuck in a dangerous world that resembles a mmorpg.
So what does his human form look like, and will he ever transform back into a human? Read on to find out.
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Ainz Ooal Gown’s (Momonga) Human Face Reveal
If you’re wondering what Ainz Ooal Gown’s real human form looks like, it was partially revealed in Overlord: Undead King. The movie is just a recap from anime episodes, but it did show the above and below views of Ainz in the opening sequence.
In this brief sequence, we see Ainz wearing a helmet that injects nanobots into his body, which allows him to experience the hyperrealistic gameplay of YGGDRASIL in the 22nd century. His face is partially obstructed by the gear and we never get a true view of how he looks in real life.
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Can Ainz Turn Human and Does He Have a Human Form?
Yes. Ainz has a few ways he can turn human. Ainz can turn human by:
- Using Wish Upon a Star Ability to grant any wish
- Race Change through a world item
- Wild Magic to grant an extra race
- Illusion Magic to change appearance while remaining Undead
Although Ainz could become human, there are significant drawbacks. For one, he is currently undead. This means many of his abilities may become significantly neutered or unusable. He could also lose many of his other classes.
Given the significant drawbacks to his power level by changes race, it is unlikely he would ever do so.
It’s much more likely Ainz would use Illusion Magic to appear human. However, there is still the question of whether Ainz will have an heir. Something that was brought up in Season 1.
Another question is, does Ainz even desire to turn human? In Season 4, it was revealed that Ainz purpose is to bring happiness to those he cares about, not to become human again. He has yet to show a serious interest in regaining his humanity.
Will Ainz become human in Overlord? Will he return to his human body? We will have to wait and see.
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