- This article is about the blue swordsman/warrior. For the magician with the same name, see Shota (Magician). For the magician with a similar name, see Shouta.
- "All the guys love me!"
- ―Fresh Meat Shota Level 2
- "Don't touch me there!"
- ―The Up and Comer Shota Level 10
Shota (しょうた Shouta) is a hero from What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!?. He is a swordsman with blue armor that appears three times in the Story. In Stage 1 he has level 2 and appears alone. In Stage 3 he has level 10 and is with Sukisuki. He later changed his job, becoming a warrior that appears as the Everlasting Rookie Shota Level 40 in Stage 7.
- Sex: M
- Age: 15yrs
- Sign: Virgo
|HP: 30||MP: 28||ATK: 6||DEF: 9||RES: 0|
Everyone he meets seems to love him. They enjoy hugging him and touching him and asking him to pose while they draw pictures that they never let him see. Some even try to bring him back to their houses, but he's just too busy avenging his father's murder for things like that.
- Sex: M
- Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
- Favorite Food: Chocolate sauce
|HP: 144||MP: 48||ATK: 68||DEF: 32||RES: 0|
After taking abuse long and hard, Shota realizes he needs to stop trying to force things. He's decked himself out in sweet gear, he's picked up a party member, and he's created a backup save file. The competition is stiff, but he's prepared to go all night if he has to.
- Sex: M
- Height: 5'2"
- Favorite Food: Beef jerky
|HP: 400||MP: 210||ATK: 220||DEF: 64||RES: 32|
With nothing left to lose, Shota quit his job after getting his year-end bonus two years in advance. Tired of everything, he grew a hermit's beard and set out on his own. Some say he was just running from his company's accountant.
In the English version, Shota's name, background, and quotes appear to be based on the term Shotacon. Shota's Stage 1 title, "Fresh Meat", may be a reference to the quote from the Butcher, the first boss from the game Diablo.
In the Japanese version, Shota's name is derived from "Shorter" (ショーター Shōtā), a reference to his "short" (low) position as the first hero. The beginning of Shota's Almanac entry, "in the morning of his 15th birthday", may be a reference to Dragon Quest III, where the protagonist started his quest in the morning of his 16th birthday. His bio from Stage 3 makes a reference to the Miracle Sword, a recurring weapon in the Dragon Quest series. His introduction quotes in Stages 3 and 7 appear to be references to two of Vegeta's lines from the Dragon Ball series: "I am an elite!" and "I am Super Vegeta."