|Alias|| Destruction Wish (破滅願望 Hametsu Ganbou)|
Wolf of the Empire
|Nickname||Yang Sword's Blood (血液の陽剣 Ketsueki no Youken)|
|Hair Color||Dark Purple|
|• Professional Status•|
|Previous Affiliation|| Vollachia Empire|
|Previous Occupation|| Pride Sin Archbishop|
|• Personal Status•|
|Relative(s)|| Melinda (wife)|
Vincent Vollachia (half brother)
|• Abilities and Equipment•|
|Light Novel||EX Volume 3|
Stride Vollachia (ストライド・ヴォラキア) was Wilhem's mortal enemy when he was younger. He claimed he was the Sin Archbishop of Pride.
Stride is a tall man with glossy dark purple hair. He is described to be handsome and intelligent looking but has a sickly complexion, and as such he cannot do any strenuous exercise. He wears clothes befitting that of nobility and acts like one as well.
As the Sin Archbishop of Pride, Stride is vain and prideful, disliking being told what to do by others, as shown when he rebuked Yaktol Suwen for trying to restrict his actions, and later did the same to Kurgan for talking back to him. He is openly rude to those he views to be lower than himself and Thearesia noted that he fluently insulted others. He seems to underestimate fighters that aren't well known, as when Wilhelm and Kurgan first fought, he didn't think the former would stand a chance.
Despite this, he is a quick thinker, and praises things he finds to be satisfactory. He was willing to ignore formalities to stop Wilhelm and Kurgan's first duel in order to prevent himself from potentially losing a valuable pawn. He plots against the Kingdom of Lugnica knowing full well the power of Volcanica's protection, earning him his alias.
He is also of high status to be able to have Kurgan as his bodyguard, however the Vollachia Empire claims that he doesn't exist. He later revealed to be the Sin Archbishop of Pride, but has no faith in the Witches.
Stride was born during the Emperor Selection Ceremony. However, he was born sick, abandoned by his parents, nevertheless Kurgan took care of him. After growing up under Kurgan, they approached the throne, but Stride was poisoned by his father, the 76th Emperor. However, Stride survived the poison and killed his own father. Stride self-proclaims that he has the seen the truth by being on the boundary of life and death, and believes that there is an outside entity called viewer in this world.
Years later, he joined Witch Cult and received his gospel by Petelgeuse Romanee-Conti
Years before the story, Stride summoned the the evil dragon Valgren and attacked along with his wife Melinda Picoutatte. Stride and his two Ninja's attacked the Astrea House while Melinda attacked the citizens of Picoutatte with the power of her Evil Eye powers.
Equipment: Stride wears five meteor rings on both hands which he can use to cast curses on people. The ring on his little finger was red and was known as the Scarlet Little Finger (朱色の小指 Akeiro no Koyubi), which was capable of casting a curse that rotted the target's limbs, eventually leading to death. He used the ring to hold Veltol's life hostage.
Yang Sword Vollachia (陽剣ヴォラキア Youken Vorakia): As a member of the royal family, Stride was able to create an ornate crimson sword from light just like Vincent Vollachia.
Shinobi: Stride has hired two skilled assassins known as shinobi from Kararagi, Shasuke (シャスケ) and Raizo (ライゾー).
Authority of Pride (傲慢の権能 Gouman no Ken'nō): Stride is able to use the Authority of Pride.