|“||Lo, a shadow of horror is risen in Eternity! Unknown, unprolific! Self-clos'd, all-repelling: What Demon hath formed this abominable void, this sould-shudd'ring vacuum? Some said, 'IT IS URIZEN.'||„|
|~ William Blake, from The First Book of Urizen|
At the beginning of time Urizen was one of the missing threads in the universe who ruled along with the other Elder Gods who together brought balance to the universe. Urizen was one of these Elder Gods, a great deity that existed before even Heaven and Hell. His sole duty was to consume souls, freeing them from the wheel of life and death and perpetuating conflict as a means of cleansing the universe. The easiest way to maintain peace is to destroy those who created conflict or to have them destroy themselves. Urizen represents balance in that he ends existence. This frustrated the upstart factions of both Heaven and Hell and kept both sides in weakened conditions. They're armies needed souls in order to increase their ranks. Urizen was a direct threat to this need. As long as he was free to roam the universe neither side could gain an upper hand over the other. Thus they teamed together for the first time and defeated Urizen banishing him from this level of reality, the only thing that they could do to him since he was truly an immortal.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 4-B, likely 3-B | 3-A
Name: Dark God Urizen, The Dark One, The Living Nightmare, The Ancient One, The Negator of Souls, The Destroyer of Dreams
Origin: Image Comics
Age: Unknown. As old as God and Satan
Classification: Deity, Embodiment of the Void, Darkness and Destruction
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Immortality (Types 1, 3 and 4), Reality Warping, Spatial Manipulation, Time Manipulation, Soul Manipulation, Life & Death Manipulation, [[Regeneration (Low-Godly), Energy Manipulation]], Darkness Manipulation, Flight, Teleportation, Shapeshifting/Sizeshifting (Capable of shifting the size of his form, turning into a cloud of smoke, extending gigantic weapons such as chains from his arms, and likely much more)
Attack Potency: At least Solar System level, likely Multi-Galaxy level (Was defeated through the combined efforts of Spawn and Angela) | Universe level (Required the entirety of both Heaven and Hell's forces working together to stop him)
Speed: At least FTL, likely higher | Unknown
Lifting Strength: Likely Class M through his sheer size and bulk | Unknown
Striking Strength: At least Solar System Class, likely Multi-Galactic | Universal
Durability: At least Solar System level, likely Multi-Galaxy level | Universe level
Stamina: Infinite. An incorporeal abstract being.
Range: Kilometers with Energy Attacks and Arm Extensions | Unknown
Standard Equipment: None Notable
Intelligence: Hard to Classify. Behaves as a primal force of pure destruction rather than a being with individuality, though is deadly and brutal in combat.
Weaknesses: None Notable
Key: Current | Full Power