|“||Kagutsuchi... It is the light whose sole purpose is to empower the one who will oversee creation. Creation is the act of bringing a new world into existence, made possible by the annihilation of the old world. Kagutsuchi will allow a life form of its choosing to determine the course of the new world.||„|
|~ The Lady in Black describing Kagutsuchi|
Kagustuchi is the overseer of the Amala Universe and the main antagonist of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne. An avatar of YHVH, it maintain the endless cycle of creation, destruction and rebirth across all worlds. When an universe is reaching its death, the only way to avoid it's demise is through the Conception, an apocalyptic event that prepares for the universe's rebirth.
With the Conception, Kagutsuchi manifests on Earth, selecting the individuals who hold a Reason capable of shaping the Universe that is to born. Then, a specific location is twisted into a spherical shape that defies gravity, and a Vortex World is created. All that exists outside of it is erased from existence, and every living being but the selected humans die. The survivors must then develop their reason, and meet with Kagutsuchi at the center of the Vortex World, to prove their worth and create the new universe.
Thus, Kagutsuchi appears to be a neutral entity, with it's purpose being the maintenance of existence. However, it holds a different ultimate goal: To forever perpetuate the suffering of humanity through the endless conflict of Law and Chaos. As an Avatar of YHVH, it holds no good-will towards mankind, and while pretending to accept all Reasons equally, Kagutsuchi will violently oppose the Demi-Fiend if he is allied with Lucifer.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 2-A
Origin: Shin Megami Tensei
Age: Inapplicable, exists beyond the concept of Time
Classification: Godly Spirit, Avatar of YHVH, Embodiment of the Sun / Light, Japanese God of Fire, Overseer of the Amala Network
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Abstract Existence (Type 2), Immortality (Types 1, 3, 4 and 8), Regeneration (Mid-Godly), Acausality (Demons are naturally born in worlds beyond time and do not perceive it linearly, being completely unnafected by the collapse of the multiverse across past, present and future), Non-Corporeal (As a Demon, Kagutsuchi is not a physical being, and is a thought-form made of pure information and data), Reality Warping, Space-Time Manipulation (Kagutsuchi administrates and maintains an endless cycle of Death and Rebirth across infinite universes in all points of time, with each one of them being erased across past and future and reborn as a new one with different laws defined by a philosophy or school of thought, and his existence is what sustains the existence of Time itself across the infinity of Amala. Scalling from Polaris, who is capable of rewinding and administrating time on a multiversal scale, affecting even voids of complete nothingness which consume concepts and ideas), Law Manipulation, Matter Manipulation, Energy Manipulation, Soul Manipulation (Reincarnated the population of the entire world after they were erased from existence or turned into wandering spirits, and administrates the flow of souls across the Amala Multiverse as a whole), Life and Death Manipulation, Causality Manipulation, Fate Manipulation (Far superior to beings such as the Norns, whose influence over Time and Fate bounds even Demon Gods who exist beyond all time and space), Information Manipulation, Power Nullification, Conceptual Manipulation (Type 2. Scalling from lesser entities capable of administrating all concepts that comprise the world and define it's past, present and future as if they were merely Information on a computer program), Void Manipulation (Characters far weaker than Kagutsuchi can completely destroy beings of nothingness with nothing but normal attacks, and control the primordial void of nothingness that consumes and erases everything that comes in contact with it, even concepts and the Information that comprises reality), Elemental Manipulation (Fire, Ice, Lightning, Earth, Force/Wind), Healing / Resurrection, Flight / Levitation, Teleportation, Telekinesis, Telepathy, Shapeshifting, Size Manipulation, Stat Buffing / Debuffing (Removes all Debuffs with Dekunda, Removes all enemy Buffs with Dekaja), Almighty Attacks that bypass all defenses (Can cast Almighty Attacks which bypass all magical defenses and innate resistances), Omnipresence, and Nigh-Omniscience
Attack Potency: At least Multiverse level+ (The master and overseer of the Amala Network, where Infinite Universes exist, of which billions of Universes are created and destroyed every second. His death led to the entire Amala Network being destroyed and all of time ceasing to be. As stated in the Prophecy of Miroku, his death led to the destruction of Sangai [Past, Present and Future], meaning that the Amala Network was destroyed across all points in time, simultaneously erasing infinite iterations of universe universes that possessed an eternal cycle of Death and Rebirth administrated by Kagutsuchi)
Lifting Strength: Immeasurable
Striking Strength: At least Multiversal+
Durability: At least Multiverse level+
Range: At least Multiversal+
Standard Equipment: Inapplicable
Intelligence: Nigh-Omniscient. Exists across all of the Amala Multiverse and it's infinity of universes, overseeing every one of them while administrating an endless cycle of Death and Rebirth across all of them
Weaknesses: None notable