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You lose! Ratatoskr airship!

—James A. Paddington

James A. Paddington


Katakana ジェームズ・A・パディントン
Romaji Jēmuzu A Padinton
Status Deceased
Gender Male
Species Human
Eye Color Brown
Nicknames Arbatel Captain
Equipment Arbatel
Personal Status
Affiliations DEM Industries
Occupation DEM Wizard
Novel Debut Volume 5
Anime Debut Episode 02
Japanese Toshiharu Nakanishi
English R. Bruce Elliott

James A. Paddington (ジェームズ・A・パディントン, Jēmuzu A Padinton?)  is a minor antagonist in the Date A Live Series. He is a member of DEM and is the DEM 2nd executive head and the Colonel/Captain of Arbatel first appearing in Volume 5.


James A. Paddington is an executive CEO/officer in DEM and the Captain to the DEM's airship <Arbatel>.

After having an engagement with <Ratatoskr>'s airship <Fraxinus> over the southern island where Shido and his classmates were having a Field Trip, they were forced to retreat after being badly damaged, but due to his pride as the Captain he tried to capture the Spirits <Berserk> and <Princess> to make up for the disgrace he suffered from <Ratatoskr>. However, when they confronted <Berserk> and tried to capture them, they were shot down by them and the airship <Arbatel> was destroyed. The status of the crew members on board the <Arbatel> is unknown, assumed to be killed during the destruction of the <Arbatel>.

However, it is revealed later that he survived the destruction of his airship but was captured by <Ratatoskr>. Even so, DEM seemed to have done something to his body and mind because he was not psychologically stable while captured and would act like a zombie most of the time. More so to prove that DEM did something to his body was when <Ratatoksr> founder, Mr. Woodman, came to question him. His body was used as a human transmitter before coughing out blood and ending the conversation between Woodman and Westcott.


His appearance is that of a man in his mid 50s. He wears a military commander uniform symbolizing his rank in DEM. He has white skin and black eyes. His hair is brown and slightly curled.


Despite having made few appearances, James is a very prideful and arrogant man. He is arrogant and selfish and has a big ego, which makes him tend to get angry when things don't go according to his plans. He doesn't care about other people's opinions and apparently gets extremely wild when he is being defeated. However, his personality can be explained by his fear of Isaac Westcott. James has shown a great fear of his boss, Isaac Ray Pelham Westcott, as he demonstrated that DEM agents pay with their lives if they do not fulfill their missions successfully.



  • He is the second named human character to die in the series.


Shido ItsukaKyouhei KannazukiElliot Baldwin WoodmanKyouji KawagoeMasaomi MikimotoMunechika NakatsugawaTatsuo ItsukaHiroto TonomachiFraser DouglasGillian AlmstedRoland ClaytonJames A. PaddingtonRoger Murdoch
Mana TakamiyaHinako ShiizakiKozue MinowaKaren Nora MathersHaruko ItsukaEllen Mira MathersArtemisia Bell AshcroftJessica BaileyRyouko KusakabeMikie OkamineMildred F. FujimuraCecile O'BrienLeonora SearsAshley SinclairMinerva RiddellTamae OkamineAi YamabukiMai HazakuraMii FujibakamaHiroki TakajoNagisa HimekawaAsahi Hoshimiya
Sephira Spirits
Tohka YatogamiYoshino HimekawaKurumi TokisakiKotori ItsukaYamai KazamachiMiku IzayoiNatsumi KyounoOrigami TobiichiNia HonjoMukuro Hoshimiya
Exclusive Spirits
Rinne SonogamiMaria ArusuMarina ArusuRio SonogamiMayuriRen
Other Spirits
Reine MurasameMio TakamiyaTohka Yatogami (Parallel World)
Doll MasterRinemu KirariMizuha BanouinMaya YukishiroAriadne FoxrotHaraka KagarikeOka MiyafujiYuri SagakureKareha BanouinCarte À JouerRetsumi Jugasaki
Other Quasi-Spirits
Hibiki HigoromoTsuanAiai NogiAyame TakeshitaYui SagakureIsami HijikataSheri MusikaFurue TonamiYue HiryuMayuka Momozono
Asgard Electronics
Elliot Baldwin WoodmanKaren Nora MathersTatsuo ItsukaHaruko Itsuka
Elliot Baldwin WoodmanKaren Nora MathersFraser DouglasRoland ClaytonGillian Almsted
Fraxinus Bridge Members
Kotori ItsukaReine MurasameKyouhei KannazukiKyouji KawagoeMasaomi MikimotoHinako ShiizakiMunechika NakatsugawaKozue MinowaMana TakamiyaMARIA
Deus Ex Machina Industries
Sir Isaac Ray Pelham WestcottEllen Mira MathersArtemisia Bell AshcroftNibelcole
James A. PaddingtonRoger Murdoch
Elliot Baldwin WoodmanKaren Nora MathersMana TakamiyaOrigami Tobiichi
Jessica BaileyMinerva Riddell • Edgar F. Carroll
Anti Spirit Team
Ryouko KusakabeMikie OkamineMildred F. Fujimura • Tomonara • Kagaya
Kyouhei KannazukiOrigami Tobiichi
Special Sorcery Service
Cecile O'BrienLeonora SearsAshley Sinclair
Artemisia Bell AshcroftMinerva Riddell
Raizen High School
Tamae OkamineReine Murasame • Chousoka Beshiyouichi
Shido ItsukaTohka YatogamiTobiichi OrigamiKurumi TokisakiYamai KaguyaYamai YuzuruHiroto TonomachiAi YamabukiMai HazakuraMii Fujibakama