|“||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
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, Non-Corporeal, Immortality (Types 1, 3, 4 and 8), Regeneration (Mid-Godly), Reality Warping, Spatial Manipulation, Time Manipulation, Soul Manipulation, Life and Death Manipulation, Mind Manipulation, Matter Manipulation, Energy Manipulation, Elemental Manipulation (Fire, Ice, Lightning, Earth, Force/Wind), Healing/Resurrection, Flight/Levitation, Teleportation, Telekinesis, Telepathy, Shapeshifting, Size-Shifting, Stat Buffing / Debuffing (Removes all Debuffs with Dekunda, Removes all enemy Buffs with Dekaja), Almighty Attacks that bypass all defenses (May even use Vast Light and Infinite Light, incredibly powerful Almighty Attacks that are fully undodgeable), Omnipresence, Nigh-Omniscience
Attack Potency: 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)
Lifting Strength: Immeasurable
Striking Strength: Multiversal+
Durability: Multiverse level+
Standard Equipment: Inapplicable
Weaknesses: None notable