"I howl through many mouths. I break with many hands. They are themselves, but they are also me. I have all the power you give me and my weapon is hate."
― The One-Below-All (Marvel Comics)
"The darkest pit of hell has opened to swallow you whole, so don't keep The Devil waiting, old friend."
― Henry Emily to William Afton (Five Nights at Freddy's Series)
"In my dream, the world had suffered a terrible disaster. A black haze shut out the sun, and the darkness was alive with the moans and screams of wounded people. Suddenly, a small light glowed. A candle flickered into life, symbol of hope for millions. A single tiny candle, shining in the ugly dark. I laughed and blew it out."
― Joker (DC Comics)
"Violent passion, for a fraudulent god who gave a vicious curse."
― The Enigma TNG - God Complex
"He's like the devil, isn't he?
"No, he's worse."
― Jake Chambers and Roland Deschain (The Dark Tower)

The power to be an Anti-God. Variation of Transcendent Physiology. Destructionist variation of Omnipotence. Opposite of Monotheistic Deity Physiology.

Also Called

  • Anti-God Physiology
  • Primordial Deity/God/Goddess of Evil, Chaos, Death, Destruction, Horrors, Darkness, The Abyss and The Apocalypse
  • Primordial Evil/Void
  • Supreme Chaos/Dark/Evil God
  • Supreme/Primordial/Great Darkness
  • Ultimate/Supreme Annihilator/Degenerator/Destroyer/Evil/Malevolence

Capabilities

User is the Anti God/Primordial Void, representing the counterpart or sometimes the dark aspects of a Supreme Being. They are considered the essence of all evil, darkness, and chaos in existence. As the ultimate destroyer, they are ranked among the most powerful entities.

Anti-Gods are beings of unlimited power giving them the ability to destroy entire universes; in some cases even compared to the supreme creator, a clash between them could cause the multiverse to be destroyed and recreated. Anti-Gods represent and are the prime originators of all that counters creation, giving it absolute domain over dark powers.

Universal Differences

  • Anti Gods are vital to the balance of the cosmos as they represent the other side of the coin in the perpetual conflict between good and evil.
  • As there is only one Supreme God, there can only be one Anti-God.
    • Although due to inconsistency of fiction and the fact there isn't a clear hierarchy of the most powerful beings, there can be multiple candidates for Anti-God and this status would move between them in every specific story and case.
  • Some are not villains but destructive aspects or forces vital that are charged to bring the universe to an end.
  • The Anti-God is not to be confused for a demon but is the originator of all demonic forces and everything related to it.
  • Though they existed before the universe itself their origin can be originated from 3 sources:
    • They may be split or purged aspects of God's dark attributes (ex. Tathamet from Diablo).
    • Twin or counter aspects of God (ex. Angra Mainyu from Zoroastrianism).
    • Primordial form of existence which existed before the creation (ex. The Darkness from Supernatural).
  • Whereas God plays the role of "Creator", the Anti-God plays the role of "Destroyer".

Applications

Applications (Detail)

Techniques

Associations

Limitations

  • The Anti-God may be less powerful than the Supreme Being.
    • If Omninescient, the Anti-God may be unable to comprehend the Supreme Being's creation.
      • Alternatively, the Anti-God may be stronger than the Supreme Being, meaning entropy will always prevails in the end.

Known Users

See Also: The Anti God.

Cartoons/Comics

Anime/Manga

  • Loki (Gokukoku No Brynhildr)
  • TriHexa (Highschool DxD)
  • Akemi Homura (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)

Literature

  • Lord Foul (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant)
  • Hel (The Circumstances Leading to Waltraute's Marriage)
  • Azrael (Discworld)
  • Shai'tan/Dark One (The Wheel of Time)

Live Television/Movies

  • Dahak (Hercules/Xena)
  • Anti-God (Prince of Darkness)
  • The Darkness (Supernatural)
  • Unicron (Transformers)

Folklore/Mythology

  • Rex Mundi (Catharism)
  • Apep (Egyptian Mythology)
  • Guayota (Guanches Mythology)
  • Prince of Darkness (Manichaeism)
  • Chernobog (Slavic Mythology)
  • Amatsumikaboshi (Shintoism)
  • Angra Mainyu/Ahriman (Zoroastrianism)

Video Games

  • The Darkness (Destiny)
  • Tathamet (Diablo)
  • Padomay (The Elder Scrolls)
  • Henir (Elsword)
  • Virage Embryo (The Legend of Dragoon)
  • Urgash (Might and Magic)
  • Vigoor (Ninja Gaiden series)
  • Nereid (Tales of Eternia)
  • Angra Mainyu (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Omni-Exist (Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer)

Other

  • Ebon Dragon, the Shadow of All Things (Exalted)

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