|“||Well, that boy was carrying out his ‘promise’ to protect the world around someone I have feelings for, so I thought I should help out some myself. It seems I overworked my shoulder a bit.||„|
Etzali (エツァリ, Etsari) is an Aztec Magician and former member of Return of the Winged One, a large Aztec magic cabal based in Latin America. He was sent to Academy City to monitor the growing Kamijou Faction. He is later defeated by Kamijou Touma himself and eventually joined GROUP in order to protect Misaka Mikoto, as he had fallen in love with her during his time as a spy in Academy City. He is usually seen using the appearance he stole from the esper Unabara Mitsuki instead of his true appearance.
After joining GROUP Etzali encountered a few magicians from his old magic cabal that had come to Academy City to take him out for defecting. This led to him gaining the two Aztec Grimoires they had tried to use against him after he defeated them.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 10-A physically; at least 8-C, likely higher | 10-A physically; at least 8-C, likely higher | 10-A physically; at least 8-C, likely higher; 7-B with Moon Rabbit
Origin: To Aru Majutsu No Index
Age: Unknown, likely around 16 years old
Classification: Human, Magician, Spy
Attack Potency: Athlete level physically, at least Building level but likely higher with Spear of Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli (Dissasembled an HsPS-15, ignores conventional durability) | Same | Same plus City level with Moon Rabbit (Its bullets can pierce a nuclear shelter)
Lifting Strength: Likely Regular Human
Striking Strength: Human Class
Durability: Street level | At least City level with Grimoire's defense (Can easily stop the Moon Rabbit's bullets with the Grimoire and tanked a few of them with his own body) | Same
Stamina: Above average
Range: Tens of meters with Spear of Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli (Targeted a helicopter) | Same | Same plus hundreds of meters with Moon Rabbit
Standard Equipment: Obsidian knife | Obsidian knife, Time Related to Life and Death | Obsidian knife, Time Related to Life and Death, Moon Rabbit
Intelligence: Above average, proficient as spy
Weaknesses: Normal human weaknesses, his Spear of Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli needs to reflect the light of Venus, so it's useless inside a building or underground if there isn't an opening from which to reflect the light
- Appearance Borrowing: Through a magic ritual using the flayed skin of a person, he makes it into a charm which allows him to mimic the appearance and voice of the skin's owner. Once a charm is made, he no longer needs to collect samples from his target and he can freely change between different appearances by creating several charms and alternate their usage as needed, he has hinted that 10 cm of the target's skin are needed to create the charm. Etzali is quite "professional" when it comes to disguising and would normally study the behavior and characteristics of a person for at least a week before impersonating them.
- Spear of Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli: A replica of the spear possessed by the Aztec God of Venus and disaster which reflects the light from Venus, destroying anything the light falls upon. As is common in the series, since this is a divine item normal humans can't build or handle the original, which would likely kill all humans in the world, so the replica is much weaker and can only target one thing at a time. For this spell Etzali uses an obsidian knife that will function as a mirror to manipulate the light of Venus and thus he can't use the spell if the light of Venus does not make direct contact with the knife. When the light of Venus is reflected from the obsidian knife and hits an object, the object will become disassembled although having its individual parts intact. For example, it took apart a HsPS-15 as all screws, steel plates, gears and motors fell off to the ground; and any human-targeted by it will have their flesh and bones cleanly taken apart. However, due to the dagger's reflective nature, it has a low accuracy, making it hard for the wielder to hit targets from a distance. The dagger can only reflect and disassemble things at a set amount of time before being used again, as such it cannot fire attacks in rapid succession. It has been shown that Etzali can actually create more than one knife and thus destroying the replica doesn't mean that Etzali will lose the spell permanently.
- Time Related to Life and Death: Etzali's first Original Grimoire, he obtained it after defeating its previous wielder, Xochitl. Has the combat function of countering any enemy that holds a weapon, having them kill themselves. This happens through a possession-like phenomenon of whatever body part the enemy is using to control the weapon. The Grimoire works by grinding down one's own body into dust, and as the dust is carried by the wind onto the opponent's weapons the weapons would be seen as part of the user's body to be controlled, thus forcing the enemy to commit suicide with the weapon. The parts of the body that are used up will be replaced by obsidian (a process that causes a lot of pain), and magic is the only thing anchoring the user's mind and soul to the body. It also has a very powerful defensive function, as demonstrated when it enhanced Etzali's body to withstand the bullet from "Moon Rabbit". The Aztecs used two different forms of calendars at once and believed in the death and rebirth of the sun, this Grimoire is born from that concept. Its combat function can be stopped by making oneself unable to wield the weapon, like for example breaking one's own arm.
- Moon Rabbit: Etzali's second Original Grimoire, he obtained it after defeating its previous wielder, Tecpatl. It has the combat function of sniping. It uses the bones of rabbits to shoot out powerful bullets. The bones of the rabbit can be substituted by human bones, which can be replaced using the grimoire by obsidian (a process that causes a lot of pain) and are strong enough to penetrate a shelter designed to protect against nuclear weapons. This Grimoire uses the legend of the Aztec gods throwing rabbits at the moon to diminish its glow and make it distinguishable from the sun during the time of the fifth sun as its basis.
Key: Pre-Grimoires | With Time Related to Life and Death | With Both Grimoires