|Claus G.S. Ingvalt|
Ingvalt, as seen in a flashback in ViVid
|Other names||Hegemon (覇王 Haou)|
|Date of death||uncertain|
|Family||Einhard Stratos (distant descendant)|
|Occupation||Hegemon of Shutra|
|Japanese name||クラウス・Ｇ・Ｓ・イングヴァルト |
(Kurausu G.S. Inguvaruto)
|First app.||ViVid (ch.6, flashback)|
Claus G.S. Ingvalt (クラウス・Ｇ・Ｓ・イングヴァルト Kurausu G.S. Inguvaruto) was the Hegemon of Shutra during the Ancient Belkan Era. According to Carim Gracia, he was one of the three great leaders of his age, along with Saint King Olivie and Ixpellia, the Dark Ruler of Galea.
Claus Ingvalt was born a Prince of Shutra, an ally world of the Saint Kings, during the Saint King Unification War. When the future Last Saint King, Olivie Sägebrecht, was sent to Shutra as a political hostage, the two of them soon developed a very close relationship (though whether it was sibling-like or romantic isn't clear). When Olivie became the next Sankt Kaiser and he, the first Hegemon of Shutra (apparently, he was the first ruler styled with this title), the two of them were considered the strongest martial artists of the era. Ingvalt in particular was described as a "warrior with the strength of a thousand men".
In chapter 7, his distant descendant Einhart Stratos dreams about Olivie leaving an injured Ingvalt on a battlefield, presumably going off to sacrifice her life and the Cradle to end the war. It is implied that his failure to end the War and save Olivie's life haunted him and his descendants (including Einhart herself) for a full century since the end of Saint King Unification War. Ingvalt's memoirs found in Lutecia Alpine's library in chapter 10 additionally reveal that he died soon after Olivie.
Although Ingvalt is long dead by the time of ViVid, his bloodline lives on, sporadically displaying glimpses of his former power. Einhart comments that some of his descendants, like herself, inherit his magical talents, the use of Kaiser Arts and Adult Mode transformation, as well as some of his memories, his silvery-green hair, and heterochromia. Einhart's motivation in ViVid is to fulfill Ingvalt's wish of protecting what he held dear but failed to save.
In additon to being among strongest combat mages of all times alongside Olivie, Claus was stated to have the "strength of a thousand men", possibly indicating tremendous physical strength.