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Whether it is providence, fate, or miracle, before my eyes, it simply prostrates and disappears.
~ Anos to Ivis Necron

Anos Voldigoad (アノス・ヴォルディゴード, Anosu Vorudigōdo) is a powerful demon who was infamous during the Mythical Age as the Demon King of Tyranny, for his immense power and cruelty towards his enemies. After giving his life to separate the world into four, he reincarnated into the Magical Age, as he begins attending the Demon King Academy to find out how much has changed from 2000 years ago. He is the main protagonist of the series.

Appearance

Anos is a demon with black hair and black-red eyes. He's been described as being a pretty boy and is usually seen wearing his school uniform which consists of a black shirt along with a white jacket with a cross which acknowledges his status as a misfit. He also wears white trousers along with a black belt and metal chain.

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As his Anosh alias he's seen wearing a demon royalty uniform which consist of a black shirt, jet black jacket and trousers with a heptagram which is only given to the most outstanding of students.

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Personality

Anos is the reincarnation of the man who was feared as the Demon King of Tyranny 2,000 years ago. He is resolute, stalwart, and invincible. His absolute power instils a veritable self-confidence that is only surpassed by his ego. Because of his overwhelming prowess, Anos possesses an easy going attitude and an unrivalled sense of perseverance when facing any challenge that may come his way.

Despite his title as the Demon King, Anos has a definitive moral compass and generally has a kind and caring outlook. He takes a great interest in the well-being of not only his family, but also his subordinates and followers, and is quick to reward them for their loyalty. He is willing to go through great lengths to assist in their development, in order for them to reach their full potential. Other people may see him as cruel, but his personal creed is not to kill people needlessly. Even if he would never admit it, Anos is very protective of his fellow subordinates and followers.

While Anos is not inherently evil, his chaotic and sometimes ruthless methods when dealing with his enemies, earned him his title. While he originally never proclaimed himself as the Demon King, he has openly embraced it as the rest of the world views him as such. Those who oppose him, fear his power, and are threatened by the mere fact that a single man possesses such power.

The legends of just his gaze striking fear into those who appear before him are not just a rumor either. Just using his magic eyes to control others' actions is enough for some to go mentally insane.

History

2,000 years ago, in his previous life, Anos was an orphan. Humans killed his mother while she was pregnant with him and he was born from her corpse. He said that it was something he could never forget.[2]

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Before the reign of Demon King Anos, Dilhade was filled with intense rivalry between the Four Evil Kings, Sorcerer King Bomiras, and other powerful demons. This was advantageous to humans and spirits who feared the day that the demons would be united which would disrupt the war's balance. Therefore, the Azeshion army continued to sow seeds of doubt between various rulers and exhausted the demons by pitting them against each other.[3]

After the absence of Bomiras, the Midhaze territory was consumed with the fires of war between powerful demons. Anos was the first to come to Midhaze and built the castle, Delsgade, a symbol of fear. Anos and his army displayed power unrivaled by any other force. During Anos' reign, he followed his own path and welcomed those who wished to join him. He carried out his will while defeating demons he didn't like and fending off humans who attacked him. The more people he protected, the more ruthless and cruel he became. And before he knew it, he was feared as the Demon King of Tyranny and his name was known throughout Dilhade. Anos accepted his reputation because the more infamous he became, the fewer opponents he would have and the more he could protect his subjects. However, there were many demons who opposed him, many humans who plotted to prevent him from ruling all of Dilhade, the spirits who cooperated with them, and the gods who attempted to eliminate Anos who disturbed order.[4]

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During the war, Anos battled and destroyed various enemies, as he encountered the Hero Kanon on the battlefield and the two began to battle, with Kanon managing to injure Anos a fair degree while Anos would destroy all but a single of Kanon's seven sources, thus forcing Kanon to retreat. The two would continue to meet and battle each other during the Great War, as both gained an unspoken mutual respect for each others power and determination.

As the war between humans, spirits, gods, and demons raged on, Anos eventually grew tired of the constant fighting and decided that the only way peace could be achieved was by building walls between the four races, hoping they would forget their grudge after a thousand years or so. Thus he formed an agreement with the Hero Kanon, Great Spirit Reno, and the Goddess of Creation Militia, whom he invited to his castle Delsgade and sacrificed himself to supply enough magic for the cause, saying that he would reincarnate after 2,000 years.

The unborn child which Anos would reincarnate into, was close to death while still inside his mother's womb. Because the doctors couldn't do anything, even with magic, Izabella prayed everyday for her child to be born. It didn't matter to her which divine or demonic being answered, so long as they'd help her child. While she was sleeping, the baby's heart stopped inside of her. Izabella prayers were finally answered when the child's heart started beating again. Little by little, the unborn child regained his strength and grew as Anos' source chose the unborn child to reincarnate in, thus returning life to it. He believes that it was because of his mother's sheer force of will that he was drawn to the baby.

Abilities

  • Source of Destruction: Anos possesses a unique source specializing in destruction. As a Voldigoad, Anos' blood is the king of destruction.[5] The Voldigoad bloodline have difficulty having children because their destructive sources are against birth. Death and destruction are the nourishment of the fetus. The closer the mother is to destruction, the better the environment for the birth of the child.[5] The death of Anos' mother as she gave birth to Anos certainly contributed to Anos' immense destructive power. Moreover, Anos is a Lion of Destruction capable of destroying the Silver Sea.[6][7] As stated by Ronculus Zaybat, Anos' source is a hellish environment with incredible destruction raging inside.[8]
    • Immense Magic Power: Anos possesses an extraordinary amount of magic power which surpasses all other beings he has encountered. His power is so monumental, that it cannot be measured by normal means. [9] In his fight with Graham, Anos reveals that he holds back his power. In contrast to Graham whose all-out effort is to unleash all the magic from his source, Anos suppresses and offsets his own power with itself and controls the barely remaining magic so that the world will not be destroyed.[10] Furthermore, while it has been revealed that Anos has enough magic power that his own world could be destroyed by his very presence, even deeper worlds would not be unscathed in the event that he releases more power. [11]
    • Overcoming Destruction: The closer Anos approaches destruction, the more his source approaches its true nature, the stronger his source becomes. Although this truth applies to all sources, Anos specializes in destruction magic therefore his power is even stronger.[12][13] Anos' source can overcome its own destruction, though it is still uncertain what exactly this means. One possibility is that Anos simply uses the power he gains as he approaches destruction to prevent his own destruction, therefore overcoming it. Another less likely possibility is that if Anos' source is destroyed, and therefore reaches infinite power and returns to destruction as Anos theorizes[14], it will overcome its own destruction and reform again, as Graham stated that both their sources have a similar nature, i.e. being able to reform after destruction.[13][10]
    • Demon King's Blood: The Demon King's Blood spews out from Anos' source whenever it is damaged, which uncontrollably corrodes whatever damaged his source, including conceptual attacks like gods' authorities, and also the surrounding area.[15]
  • Immense Physical Strength: Anos has displayed an insane level of physical strength whenever magic was rendered insufficient. As shown during the inter-team battle exam, where he lifted up Sasha's entire castle with a single hand, and spun it around his index finger. He also displayed his physical strength when he opened up the ginormous gates that guarded his scepter hidden beneath the castle. Anos also moved the moon with physical strength to create a solar eclipse, though he needed magic to reach the moon in order to grasp it.[16] Anos could physically hold up the collapsing heavenly canopy of the Underground World with his own raw strength.[17] It's also been stated that Anos can destroy a universe with only his fists.[11]
  • Immense Physical Speed: Anos displays insane levels of physical speed whenever it is necessary in order to defeat his opponents. Anos was casually faster than Gazel Apt Ageila who literally turned into light itself and achieved lightspeed in an attempt to intercept Anos.[18] Anos also displayed his immense physical speed when he reacted to, blocked, and caught Eges Code's Crimson Blood Magic Spear <Dihiddoatem>[19], which transcends space-time[19], and has no concept of "time" or "distance between opponents", and any kind of armour or speed is nothing in front of it.[20] Essentially, Anos is able to move when zero time has passed.
  • High Intelligence & Spell Theory Knowledge: Anos possesses high intelligence as shown by his many victories over his enemies as he outsmarts and overpowers them in battle. He has also mastered almost all types of magic, but he admits that he loses to Kanon in source magic.[21] He also mentions that the only category he is completely unrivaled in is destruction magic, and that Misha could potentially surpass him in creation magic. Additionally, Anos easily creates many powerful spells on the fly and during battle. He also masterfully enhances spells previously thought to be perfect. Some examples of Anos' feats include:
    • Anos memorized and learned a complicated magic formula in 1 second which took Sasha 1 month to learn, and then proceeded to complete the formula which even the creator wouldn't have been able to do for another 1000 years after witnessing it only once.[22]
    • Anos effortlessly deciphered hundreds of thousands of magic characters with one look which would take an accomplished mage a whole day to do.[23]
    • Anos is knowledgeable about the atomic structure of objects, and when he uses creation magic to create an object, he doesn't just create the object but also the atoms that make up the object.[9]
    • Anos developed numerous spells such as Gyze[24] and Gatom[25] and even invented Origin Magic, a completely new and powerful type of magic.[26][27]
    • Anos is capable of utilizing Holy Magic despite being a demon, as he stated that Holy Magic is merely on a different wavelength from demonic magic.[28] He demonstrated the ability to use Asc[29] and Theo Trias[30] during his fight with Ledriano. He also demonstrated the ability to use Magic#Lihid to create a holy sword, something that was thought impossible by the members of the Hero Academy.[31] Anos also improved the formula for De Jerias after learning it.[32]
    • Anos read and perfectly memorized 1,799 books in mere moments.[33]
    • After witnessing the magic Rayon being used only once, Anos learned and recreated the completely unknown magic characters and formula instantly.[34]
    • Anos is capable of performing 100 parallel thoughts simultaneously even under high pressure via <Likness>, which even magicians that mastered this magic are incapable of.[35]

Magic

See: Magic

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Weapons and Equipment

Anos holding Venuzdonoa

Diamond Iron Sword

  • Diamond Iron Sword: A handcrafted sword forged and gifted to Anos by his father, Gusta. Anos used it throughout the Magic Sword Tournament. While the sword does not compare to the magical power of many of his other personal items, Anos treasures it the most, as it was suffused with his father's love. [36]

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  • The Sword of the Almighty <Livaingirma> (Temporarily) : A divine sword created by Arcana. If one were to pull it out from its sheath, their source from the present, past, and future would instantly be permanently erased from existence. Anos is able to use this sword thanks to his Venejiara. The true power of this weapon is that it can cut through anything no matter how indestructible it may be.
  • Two Laws Sword: A jet-black demon sword formed by transforming the body of the Two Laws Tyrant via <Athens> and connecting his body to Anos' body via Gyze. As a result of the connection made via Gyze, the Two Laws Sword acts as a second vessel for Anos, capable of containing and controlling an enormous amount of destructive power from his source. A normal vessel would immediately perish, but because the body of the Two Laws Tyrant is extraordinarily tough, it can contain an enormous amount of Anos' destructive power. Therefore, it has extraordinary attack power. As a result of being formed from the body of the Two Laws Tyrant, the Two Laws Sword gained his unique power, Two Laws Shadow Step <Dugdara>, which enables the user to directly damage the target's real body when stepping on their shadow.
  • Selection Allied Bead: An allied bead that can summon a Selection God for the god seat. Anos uses this to summon Arcana.
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Anos is said to possess various other weapons in his treasure room.

Trivia

  • His favorite food is mushroom gratin. After reincarnation, his mom makes it for him all the time.
    • During the Mythical Age, when the demons learned of Anos' favorite food, they began overharvesting mushrooms. Some of them ate them as tribute, some ate them for luck, while some thought they held the secret of the Demon King's strength and picked mushrooms to study.[37]
  • Anos deeply treasures the love and support that he receives from his parents, Gusta and Izabella, as his past incarnation was orphaned, and grew up without any family at all.
  • While both of Anos' parents are human, one of his ancestors was a demon, causing the pure-bloods to still refer to him as a hybrid or mixed-blooded demon.
  • Many royals and pure-bloods are unable to see past the fact that Anos was "reborn" as a hybrid, and conceitedly refuse acknowledge that the Demon King of Tyranny would choose to reincarnate from anything other than pure-blooded parents. Even many pure-bloods who possess magic eyes, would refuse to analyze his blood, due to this misconception.
  • Anos' title of "Misfit" has multiple meanings:
    • It refers to his designation in the Demon King Academy for supposedly scoring very low on the Magical Power Test and the Demon King Aptitude Test, thus making him an outcast in the academy.[38]
    • He is also called a misfit due to not conforming to the order of the gods and possessing enough power to overwhelm the gods themselves.[39]
    • It also refers to the title of "Misfit" that he was given during the Selection Judgment.[40]
  • He is said to have taken tyranny to its extremes and that before his gaze, even reason was obliterated.[41]
  • Being half-asleep, he nearly destroyed Dilhade using Jio Graze because he was fighting Kanon in his dream. Surprisingly though, no one died because he still had that much control while half-sleep.[42]
  • As a result of using Reincarnation Silica, he could only use less than one tenth of his immense magic power. He had gained his original power once the source was fully awakened.[43]
  • In Episode 4 and Episode 13, an alternative version of the opening theme was sung by Anos Voldigoad's voice actor, Tatsuhisa Suzuki.
  • According to Diedrich Kreizen Agaha, who can see into the future due to his pact with the Goddess of Future; Nafta, the Goddess of Creation; Militia made Anos her Selected for the Selection Judgment.[44]
  • According to Anos, prior to using it against Nafta, Anos only used Egil Grone Angdroa twice before.[15]
  • During the introduction of Gilieriam Naviem, Anos destroyed the world in the reverse order that God created the world in the Book of Genesis.[12]
  • While Anos has heritage from his original father's Voldigoad bloodline (who are called the Kings of Destruction) and his original mother's Arzenon bloodline (which made him a Lion of Destruction), it is stated that his father's blood is the more dominant one, despite the fact that it is the bloodline of a shallow world.[45]


References

  1. Web Novel, Arc 6, Chapter 2
  2. Web Novel, Arc 3, Prologue
  3. Web Novel, Arc 8, Prologue
  4. Web Novel, Arc 8, Chapter 32
  5. 5.0 5.1 Web Novel, Arc 12, Chapter 46
  6. Web Novel, Arc 12, Chapter 14
  7. Web Novel, Arc 12, Chapter 15
  8. Web Novel, Arc 11, Chapter 18
  9. 9.0 9.1 Web Novel, Arc 2, Chapter 17
  10. 10.0 10.1 Web Novel, Arc 8, Chapter 46
  11. 11.0 11.1 Web Novel, Arc 13, Chapter 6
  12. 12.0 12.1 Web Novel, Arc 6, Chapter 38
  13. 13.0 13.1 Web Novel, Arc 8, Chapter 45
  14. Web Novel, Arc 8, Chapter 37
  15. 15.0 15.1 Web Novel, Arc 6, Chapter 18
  16. Web Novel, Arc 4, Chapter 20
  17. Web Novel, Arc 7, Chapter 37
  18. Web Novel, Arc 5, Chapter 23
  19. 19.0 19.1 Web Novel, Arc 8, Chapter 22
  20. Web Novel, Arc 4, Chapter 34
  21. Web Novel, Arc 3, Chapter 36
  22. Web Novel, Arc 1, Chapter 20
  23. Web Novel, Arc 1, Chapter 26
  24. Web Novel, Arc 3, Chapter 17
  25. Web Novel, Arc 5, Chapter 13
  26. Web Novel, Arc 1, Chapter 6
  27. Web Novel, Arc 4, Chapter 37
  28. Web Novel, Arc 3, Chapter 2
  29. Web Novel, Arc 3, Chapter 23
  30. Web Novel, Arc 3, Chapter 24
  31. Web Novel, Arc 3, Chapter 13
  32. Web Novel, Arc 5, Chapter 27
  33. Web Novel, Arc 4, Chapter 27
  34. Web Novel, Arc 11, Chapter 15
  35. Web Novel, Arc 12, Chapter 5
  36. Web Novel, Arc 2, Chapter 18
  37. Web Novel, Arc 11, Chapter 29
  38. Web Novel, Arc 1, Chapter 12
  39. Web Novel, Arc 1, Chapter 29
  40. Web Novel, Arc 5, Chapter 22
  41. Web Novel, Arc 1, Prologue
  42. Web Novel, Arc 1, Chapter 9
  43. Web Novel, Arc 2, Chapter 34
  44. Web Novel, Arc 6, Chapter 19
  45. Web Novel, Arc 12, Chapter 48

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