|Affiliation||Eight Guardian Generals|
|Occupation||Emperor of Shinkoku Trastium|
|Japanese||Ryūsuke Ōbayashi (大林 隆介, Ōbayashi Ryūsuke)|
|Tonight, the Impure have defiled and scorched our land, but it is we who shall live to see tomorrow's light. Legion of Demigods! Heed your Priestess' words, and purify our land once and for all!|
|— The Emperor on the war against the Gohma|
AppearanceThe Emperor was an elderly man of small stature, tan skin, and wore golden robes and a crown-like headdress to symbolize his power as the rule of the Demigod Empire. His body had symbols etched in gold lining and white hair. He had a small halo circle that was constantly seen to be attached to his back.
The Emperor was seen as a kind and benevolent ruler by many of the Demigods he ruled over. Despite his kindness, he had given up hope on achieving victory against the Gohma after eons of endless struggles and fights against its forces without any gains being made and resigned himself to an eternal cycle of war. The Emperor was also peace-loving as he denied Deus' preemptive strike against the sealed Gohma to give his people a chance of peace after a long era of fighting.
The Emperor ruled the realm of Shinkoku for many years and orchestrated many battles against the Gohma in the war of Creation. He commanded the Eight Guardian Generals and the Demigod forces during many plights in the past. After the Demigod's latest victory, the Emperor was approached by Deus, who requested that he build a strong army to permanently defeat the Gohma. The Emperor didn't listen and wanted to give his people a moment of peace after so many years of fighting. During the coup d'état of the Seven Deities, Emperor Strada was assassinated by Deus to assume power, making him the last Emperor of Shinkoku.
In the epilogue, Strada is reincarnated and loosely seen as an old man about to cross the road and Reincarnated Deus is willing to help him.
- The Emperor was the only character along with Durga seen with red blood in the series and the first killed being whose body did not disappear upon perishing.
- He loosely resembled the appearance of early Chinese Emperors.
- Since Demigods are immortal, it is assumable that Strada had to either succeed the previous emperor by nomination, or usurp his throne.