Rudeus finally reunited with his family members, but only some of them. Rudeus has been blessed with a lot of things in his reincarnated life. He gained magical powers, friends, a chance to overcome his traumas, and, most importantly, a loving family. However, a devastating incident separated them from each other, and Rudeus is set to find all of them. Read on to find out whom he has already located!
The previous life of Rudeus Greyrat in Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation was dreadful in many ways. He did not only get bullied by his classmates but was also abandoned by his own family. In the second episode of season one, a glimpse of Rudeus’ previous life was seen. After his parents’ death, he was kicked out immediately from their family’s household. Perhaps previous Rudeus not attending his parents’ funeral due to his trauma was the reason, or his siblings just didn’t want a shut-in living under their roof.
However, in the new world, he had a second chance at almost everything he lacked in his past life. By being Rudeus ‘Rudy’ Greyrat, he was welcomed by his warm new family right after the truck incident that ended his life. Rudeus grew up with a lot of love and care from his parents, making it easier for him to attach himself to them. However, a tragedy separated them and tested their loyalty and love for each other.
What Happened to the Greyrat Family?
Like the case of Eris, Rudeus, and Ghislaine, the family of Rudeus was also affected by the teleportation incident. Rudeus was sent away by his father at the age of seven for a tutoring job for his father’s second cousin. Paul Greyrat declared to his son that he should not receive any visits or letters until his work was finished. Unfortunately, their reunion after his work got delayed due to the calamity.
Rudeus saw his younger sister, Norn, and half-sister, Lilia, as babies. But he never really saw them grow up because of leaving his home so early. Moreover, Rudeus having his 34 years old mind with him means that he is aware of everything that has happened and every changes in his life. This means that he knows that when it comes to all of his experiences and the life he lived in his past life, he is even older than his parents.
However, this did not become a hindrance for him to treat them as his parents and reciprocate all the love and care they have given him. Due to the teleportation incident, Rudues and Eris got teleported to another continent, where they met the Superb warrior, Ruijerd. His friends, Ruijerd and Eris also helped him in saving each one of his family members.
Rudeus Greyrat’s Reunion with Paul and Norn
With the intention of bringing Eris back to the Asura Kingdom, Rudues, Ruijerd, and Eris traveled from the Demon Continent to the Milis Continent. They arrived at Millishion, the capital of the Holy Country of Millis, and unexpectedly encountered Paul Greyrat. Fans expected that the meet-up of Rudeus and Paul in Millishion would be a touching reunion between the father and son. But sadly, it wasn’t.
Rudeus happily shared all of the stories about his fun adventures with his father over the last few years. Rudeus smiled widely as he told all of his stories, but his father was not pleased with any of them. Instead, he mocked him for enjoying everything that had happened after the teleportation incident while Paul had to deal with all the problems brought on by the loss of their family.
Paul knows his son’s strengths and capabilities more than anyone. He witnessed many times how his son proved that he was indeed someone born with great talent and intelligence. At a young age, Paul saw how mature his son was and often seeks advice from him as well. Hence, he expected a lot from him. Paul believes that if only Rudeus were aware of his family’s disappearance, he would have done better and things wouldn’t have turned out the way they are.
Rudeus Greyrat defended himself from his father and told him that he was unaware of his family’s situation. They had fought and thrown hurtful words at each other but soon realized what was important and their priority – to locate his Aisha, Lilia, and Rudues’ mother, Zenith. It was revealed that Paul got teleported with his daughter, Norn since he holding her at the time of the calamity. After the incident, Paul gathered a large group of people hoping also to find their lost relatives.
Norn, Rudeus’ sister, was not that fond of his brother, especially since she witnessed how his father struggled, became pale, and was a drunkard due to not knowing his family’s whereabouts. By the time Rudeus and Paul had to part ways, they agreed to go separate ways to find their family easily, which Rudeus successfully did.
Rudeus Saves Lilia and Aisha from Pax Shirone
In Shirone Kingdom of the Central Continent, Rudeus headed to save her half-sister, Aisha, and housemaid, Lilia. Through the advice of Man-God or Hitogami, Rudeus was able to know that his little sister Aisha and Lilia are in the town where Roxy used to work at as a tutor of the prince.
It turns out that after the teleportation incident, Lilia and Aisha got transported to the Shirone Kingdom and went straight to the palace to ask for some help. After teaching Rudeus, Roxy informed him that she was in the said kingdom teaching the prince. Hence, Lilia went there hoping to find Roxy.
Due to the prince’s evil deeds and obsession with his previous teacher, Lilia was held hostage by Prince Pax Shirone, hoping to gain Roxy’s attention somewhere and make her come back to the kingdom. Up until Lilia became a hostage no sign of help had appeared, not until the Dead End trio showed up.
Like what Man-God told him, he truly encountered his little sister in the kingdom. Since Aisha immediately expressed his dislike towards his brother for finding out from her mother that he was a pervert, Rudeus disguised himself as Mr. Pet Owner.
Rudeus, Ruijerd, and Eris agreed to work together and save Aisha’s mother, Lilia, from Pax Shirone. However, an even greater help appeared, which helped avoid any war from happening. The brother of Pax, Zanoba Shirone, is a die-hard fan of Rudeus’ Roxy stone artwork and is very interested in knowing more about him as the artist.
Zanobe is feared by many because of head ripping reputation, which he once used to kill one of his brothers. Determined to do whatever it takes to know more about the artwork, Zanobe is willing to rip off Pax’s neck if he doesn’t uncast the magic spell that is imprisoning Rudeus.
In the end, Pax surrendered, setting Rudeus and everyone else free. They were able to save Aisha, Lilia, and all of the captives of Pax Shirone, whom he is detaining in the palace. Rudeus sent Lilia and Aisha to where his father is, but before that, Lilia gratefully hugged Rudeus and gave him his treasure box containing a necklace from Slyphitte and Roxy’s underwear.
Did Aisha learn that Mr. Pet Owner is the brother she despises? She did! Aisha is a smart girl. Although no one revealed anything to her, she was capable of putting all the pieces together. As she bids goodbye to Rudeus, she apologizes for calling his brother a pervert, which indicates that Aisha realizes who he truly is.
In episode twenty-three season one, through Kishirika Kishirisu Clairvoyant Eyes, Roxy found out that Paul, Norn, Lilia, and Aisha had already reunited. This uplift Paul’s spirit. This is because losing his family truly brought out the worst in him. Also, the reunion made Lilia cry out some happy tears, for they are now reunited with Paul.
With Rudeus’ help, his father was able to reunite with them quickly. Therefore, the only family member left missing is his mother, Zenith Greyrat. Paul reminded his reassured daughter Norn that his brother will soon find their mother, whose already waiting to get him somewhere.
Spoiler Warning: This part of the article may contain light novel and manga spoilers that are yet to be animated. Read at your own risk.
Will Rudeus Find His Mother?
Yes! He will find his mother. However, it will not be as easy as how he reunited with Paul, Norn, Aisha, or Lilia. The situation that Zenith got herself stuck in after the teleportation incident was worst than any of her family members.
Roxy took advantage of Kishirika Kishirisu demon eyes and asked for the location of Rudeus’ family to know where to find them. Through the former demon empress’ eyes, Roxy was able to know that Zenith is the only family member missing and that she is currently in Rapan – the Labyrinth town of Begaritt Continent.
Before season one ended, fans witnessed Rudeus Greyrat gaining back his will to live life after falling into a great depression due to Eris abandoning him. With his mother as his inspiration, there is no doubt that Rudeus will find her. After all, Rudeus is the type of guy who carefully thinks everything through and is determined enough to fulfill any mission.
In the light novel series of Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation, Rudeus has found her mother. According to the events in the light novel, Kishirisu was right regarding Zenith’s location. She was indeed in Rapan and has been frozen in a mana crystal for six years. It is only after Rudeus’ team located her that she was freed from it. However, in the most disheartening way, it was not a touching reunion because Zenith lost all of her memories.
Unlike the bubbly and outspoken Zenith that Rudeus grew up with, she became emotionless and acted as if she is cannot see what is happening. However, Rudeus will find out that his mother is actually aware of her surroundings and is very proud of him as her son regardless of her state. Moreover, Zenith will slowly show development by smiling at her daughter and hitting his son when he says silly things.
So, for all the Mushoku Tensei fans out there, buckle up because the upcoming season will be a literal roller coaster ride! It is expected that season 2 of the series will focus on Rudeus saving his mother and his time as a student of the Ranoa Magic Academy. Hopefully, in this season the Greyrat family will finally reunite and happily live together as a family like how they used to.