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Alexander Nikolaevich Hell
Aliases Sasha, Sasha the Martyr
Eye Color Green and Blue, Left eye becomes Red when transformed.
Hair Color White
Age 13
Bust Unknown
Waist Unknown
Hip Unknown
Affiliations Athos
Maria Mutsumi Sendou
Teresa Beria
Mafuyu Oribe
Hana Katsuragi
Tomo Yamanobe
Element Iron
Likes Soma, Borscht,
his Maria especially Mafuyu, Teresa and Tomo,
Big Breasts
Dislikes Injustice, annoying or arrogant people, crossdressing, Fake breasts
Voiced by Yuko Sanpei
First Appearance Episode 1 (Anime)
Chapter 1 (Manga)

Alexander Nikolaevich Hell is the main character of the manga and anime series Seikon no Qwaser. He is the Qwaser of Iron and is currently living with Mafuyu Oribe and Tomo Yamanobe.


Often appearing as a rude and stubborn person, he does have a heart but tends to hide it from everyone. He doesn't seem to have much interest in anyone (besides females), and when paying attention to them; his only interest is to save them or to restore his life by drinking their soma.


Alexander usually wears a black sleeveless shirt with a black hood and a zipper down the middle and a red cross in the front. He wears black pants with a black belt and black boots. Alexander wears black gloves with red rims. He also has his left ear pierced.

He is actually known to be quite handsome, and has feminine looks, as shown when he dresses as a maid. Also, during the time he loses his memories, many people assumed he was a girl, and they think he would look good as a girl. A girl in his class also has a crush on him, and think he's quite like prince charming, but was afraid of him as first, due to his arrogant act, but attempted to stalk him one day and realized that he was actually very nice, in other words, he's a tsundere character.


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Sasha with his sword

Tomo literally stumbles over the Russian born Alexander during her home commute with Mafuyu after a particularly difficult school day. After Mafuyu and Tomo nurse him back to health, Alexander wastes no time demonstrating his prowess as a Qwaser with the element of iron as he stalemates and eventually vanquishes the Magnesium Qwaser with such capabilities as forming an enormous black scythe that is at least twice his size along with vibrating the atoms in the iron to generate the immense heat necessary to forge alloys of iron without the need for an external blast furnace. Besides the hostile heretic Qwasers whose neutralization Athos charges him, Alexander is very austere with anyone that decides on her own to refer to him as »Sasha« and has a difficult time adhering to the social mechanics of Japanese society, much to Mafuyu's frustration in the early going. Sasha's primary vendetta with the Adepts is the murder of Olja (オーリャ, Ōrya?, Оля) at the hands of the Aurum (Gold) Qwaser who exiled him with a large scar on the left side of his face shaped like an inverted Eastern Cross that tends to bleed in response to Sasha's excitement during battle - the acme of which characterized by Sasha's left eye becoming red and the scar glowing prior to bleeding heavily during power-down.

Driven by his bitter prologue with the Adepts and the parallels that he sees between Tomo and Olja, Sasha's ferocity reaches its zenith when the Adepts target Tomo for her high-quality soma; during his time with Mafuyu, Sasha comes to realize the infinite value of human life as he demonstrates a copious contempt for the Adepts endangering innocent people. Aside from the comedy of refracting Miyuri Tsudjiô's persecution to her detriment and the situational remarks in Russian (though such quotations are often authors' errors), Sasha is shocked to find that Mafuyu gives as good as she gets when he obdurately ignores the social conventions of human civilization and forces him to partake her consummate cooking - particularly when it is his favorite dish borscht. Over the course of the series, Sasha's arsenal expands from his trademark scythe and kunai to a katana-like sword he wields in tandem; even though he rejects the prospect in the early going, Sasha and Mafuyu begin to become attracted to each other even as they deny it when confronted about the prospect. He was involved in the most serious confrontations that happened in the series, the last one being the one against Shinichiro Ootori, where he managed to reach the 4th (on a scale of eight) grade of elemental control. Nevertheless, he was recently forced to separate from Mafuyu, much to his dismay, and undertake training sessions to prepare for future confrontations.

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Sasha with his weapon

Sasha mafuyu

Sasha with Mafuyu


  • In Russia, Sasha is a very common nickname for anyone with the name Alexander. 
  • Sasha's favorite food is borsch, a traditional Ukrainian dish.
  • Sasha is also referred to as Zhelezo, which is "Iron" in Russian.

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