The Character sheet for Asura's Wrath.
This article contains UNMARKED SPOILERS, so read at your own risk.
Asura and Family
- "I don't know how to save the world. What I do know is... if I save Mithra, THIS HELL WILL FINALLY END!!"''
The main character of Asura's Wrath. Once one of the Eight Guardian Generals of Shinkoku Trastrium, Asura was betrayed and killed by his seven comrades. They framed him for the murder of Emperor Strada, killed his wife, and took his daughter away from him. Full of rage and a desire for revenge, he comes back to life with his wrath as his only weapon.
But the object of his wrath is not only revenge, but also the suffering of their world, Gaea. When his anger escalates, his Mantra activates and transforms him into a godly six-armed warrior.
His mantra affinity is Wrath.
- Action Dad: An extreme example overlapping with Papa Wolf, as he admits that the only way he knows how to help Mithra is to punch anything that makes her cry. God help you if you do anything to hurt Mithra because after Durga's death, nothing matters to him more than her. Nothing. Not even his own life.
- All Your Powers Combined: After he gets the mantra reactor of the Karma Fortress, he is able to use the power of all the 8 mantras.
- Anime Hair: White and permanently vertical.
- Anti-Hero: He fits into the Pragmatic Hero category, as he doesn't care if he has to kill his former allies in order to save his daughter. He falls short of the unscrupulous archetype, despite the setting that's been created on Gaea during his first death; he spares soldiers who are too afraid to fight him, and never gives in to cynicism, instead trying to save innocent lives if he can.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: As Asura the Destructor, Gaea is no bigger than his torso, which is planet Earth in all but name. He and Chakravartin's ultimate form completely dwarf even Sakra Devanam Indra Deus, and that really says something.
- He was likely meant to be bigger then the original concept of the complete karma fortress as stated below, but console limitations had to scale him back.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: The Penny Arcade pre-order comic has this. While looking for his keys, Asura throws his house into space; when a moped cuts him off, he throws an oil tanker at a gas station, causing the town to explode; just because an old lady asks him for the date while paying for groceries with a check, he punches the ground hard enough that the Earth swallows North America; and when he receives no-bubble tea with bubbles, he doesn't even tip. The psychiatrist is understandably skeptical.Psychiatrist: Then what happened? Did you throw the moon at them or something?
Asura: No, no. I left. I just walked out. I don't know. It seemed rude.
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: His default strategy as he really doesn't use planning in any way shape or form just pure berserker instincts.
- Back from the Dead: Happens to him when he's betrayed and killed by the other demigods. Also happens 2 more times after. He comes back by sheer anger alone, and each time he does, he does so faster.
- Badass Baritone: Both voice actors give him a deep, gruff voice to fit with his Anti-Hero personality.
- Bash Brothers: Does this with Yasha in Episode 18/True Episode 18. Bonus points for them actually being brothers-in-law. Subverted in that they don't even try coordinating attacks. They just both Spam Attack the opponent and manage to stay out of each other's way. This does occasionally result in moments of surprising synergy.
- Battle Aura: He prominently glows red when powering up. With the Mantra Reactor, it becomes a rainbow aura.
- Berserk Button: Asura definitely has a lot of them and it turns out they're always on even when he seems calm he is always secretly angry.:
- Crying in general will set him off, though it's not the crying itself that angers him. It's the implication that someone is making someone else cry which irritates him to no end. Especially if it's Mithra who is the one crying.Asura: Above all else I will never forgive you... FOR MAKING MY DAUGHTER CRY!
- Calling him a god or trying to worship him like one is also not advised. Especially when the Chakravartin offers to give the position of being the creator of the world he responds by punching him square in the face.Asura: I pray to no one! NOR WILL I BE PRAYED TO!
- If you even think about standing in the way of his vengeance then he will break your armies and destroy anyone who gets in his path. Even if he's up against the entire world itself.Asura: Then I will break EVERYTHING! Including this living hell!
- Then, he discovers in Part IV why he is constantly filled with wrath: because there is always someone who tries to hurt and force others to do what they want while being a tyrannical ruler in the process and the mere idea of it fills him with so much rage. It takes nothing less then defeating the malevolent Creator of all things and Greater-Scope Villain to finally give him peace.Asura: I finally realized why I am always filled with wrath. There is always some fool who is trying to rule the world! Always forcing others to do what they cannot do for themselves!
- Crying in general will set him off, though it's not the crying itself that angers him. It's the implication that someone is making someone else cry which irritates him to no end. Especially if it's Mithra who is the one crying.
- The Berserker: The game is called "Asura's Wrath" for a reason, as the game revolves around berserking and makes wrath a central theme. Asura's anger in battle is so obscene and unfocused that he doesn't really get any pleasure from actually killing things but is more like an itch that he can't scratch. At first, the fact that he can't calm down bugs him, then it genuinely confuses him, and then it starts freaking him out by letting loose all of his rage to obliterate any opponent in his path. In the end, he's able to focus his anger, but can find any way to quell it and even starts cursing his power. That is, until he killed Chakravartin in Part IV Nirvana. Sure, he died too afterward, but he managed to save Mithra, and that was enough for him.
- Big "SHUT UP!": A great many characters can be silenced mid-monologue.
- Black-and-White Morality: It matters not to him your lopsided morality nor your attempts at justifying your cruel and merciless plans with your misguided world-views inspired by sin-fueled Mantra; you murdered his wife, you murdered both his and YOUR Emperor, you abducted his daughter and tortured her for her Mantra-augmenting powers, and you slaughtered countless innocent humans for thousands of years, you WILL die and he will not mourn your passing.
- Blood Knight: Was this in his younger days and often liked a decent fight every once in a while; however, after he met and married Durga and they had Mithra, he mellowed out quickly but ever since he was betrayed by his comrades he now focuses on defeating them more than anything and can't enjoy a fight when he's so full of anger. Though he does display a small smirk every now and then showing he still has a some of his warrior spirit left within him.
- Bring It: His response to having a demigod the size of a planet send his mountainous FINGER down to crush him. He wins.
- Brought Down to Badass: According to the developers, Asura has lost most of his godly power after being sealed away for 12,000 years. Even without them, he slaughters mooks like they are nothing, can keep up with and take hits from Wyzen after the latter grows over 60 meters tall, and when angry enough, stops Wyzen's Tennessee-sized finger in his planet-sized state and punches it and Wyzen into oblivion.
- Bumbling Dad: For all of his physical invincibility, Asura is helpless against the gentle teasing of his wife and daughter. For them, and only for them, is he completely disarmed of rage. One of his most endearing qualities is that he is very much aware that this leaves him no way to interact with them competently. Notably, this is not played for laughs or done in a way that makes him seem like an idiot, like most other examples.Asura: I don't know what to do when she cries. The best I can do is punch anyone who makes her cry.
- Catch and Return: Does this with a God damned missile, a la the Incredible Hulk.
- Character Development: His rage at being betrayed and his daughter being kidnapped is tempered with indignation at how the innocent masses are treated. He later goes to attack the demigods not only to save his family and get revenge, but also to free humanity from their tyranny. Despite being a rage-fueled hothead, his instinctive concern for mankind puts him head and shoulders above the rest of the demigods, ethically speaking.
- Clipped-Wing Angel: The Wrath form is a rare heroic example. He takes this form after his Berserker form took a blast from the Brahmastra, he is covered in black colored armor and looks cracked. Its concept art says that when Asura attacks in this form, he does more damage to himself than he does the enemy. Although that doesn't stop him from gutting and head-stomping Sergei and putting up a decent fight with Yasha.
- Colossus Climb: Does one on Wyzen, just to give him a good old fashioned punch to the face.
- Cutlass Between the Teeth: The remains of Wailing Dark. He holds it in his teeth due to losing his arms again at that point in the story.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He's not going to be winning any "People to trust on sight" awards any time soon, but he's still a good guy. Played Up to Eleven in the later part of the game where, after he develops a Superpowered Evil Side, he still makes a point of avoiding hurting civilians and good guys.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: His reincarnation has a dark complexion while still having his white hair.
- Defrosting Ice King: Yasha is kind to and sort of supportive of Asura, but Asura isn't having any of it. It doesn't help that Yasha also keeps trying to outdo him in battle, which pisses off Asura, as he sees competition as pointless when in battle. After beating up Gaea's core together, Asura is less of an asshole to Yasha, a massive accomplishment in itself.
- Determinator: Keeps on fighting a guy who calls himself God after losing his arms! By the end of the game, he's been killed, four times, and just keeps coming back on sheer fury and determination, and every time he dies, he just keeps coming back faster.
- Disappears into Light: After defeating Chakravartin, Mantra no longer exists. Because Asura's very life was tied into his Wrath Mantra, he dies like this, even when Mithra doesn't want it to happen.
- Dying as Yourself: Spends most of the game consumed by rage and his eyes glowing with fury. He dies with his wrath gone, and his eyes normal.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: It took Asura 12,500 years, dying at least three times, killing all of his former friends, watching countless innocents die, and punching the equivalent of God in the face, but he saved his daughter and finally found peace, and he saved the world. It's an even happier ending in the post-credits Distant Finale, where he, Durga, Mithra, Yasha and all his former friends have been reincarnated into a new modern world.
- Eleventh Hour Super Power: Mantra Asura. An even better example is his planet-sized Destructor form, which is his main power source for the final battle even after not using it.
- Escaped from Hell: Asura is repeatedly killed and sent down into Naraka (named after the Buddhist equivalent of Hell). His response is to literally climb his way out of this hell-like underworld. The really amazing part is that Asura gets killed four times over the game, and every time he dies he just comes back faster. The first time he climbed out of Naraka took 12,000 years. The second time took five hundred. The third took a couple of days. And the fourth a couple of hours.Asura: How many times must I repeat this?
- Everything's Better with Rainbows: After being implanted with the Mantra Reactor by Yasha, his Mantra aura in both his Destructor form and during the first part of the final battle with Chakravartin is a rainbow color, representing his inheritance of all the Mantras of the Seven Deities. He goes back to red for the final part of the battle with Chakravartin's Creator form.
- Exact Words: The game says that Asura will extend his arm in response to Chakravartin's offer. Said arm has his hand balled up in a fist.
- Explosive Overclocking: His rage causes him to summon more power than his body is able to handle. Yasha later rectifies this by imbuing him with the Mantra Reactor from Deus' flagship.
- Faster-Than-Light Travel: Can dodge beams from Gohma Vlitra in its strongest mode in space with ease when said beams are fired from the planet. Taken Up to Eleven in his destructor form, in which he can casually fly past entire solar systems' worth of planets and into the centre of the universe in mere minutes.
- Flight: Only in space though.
- Full Potential Upgrade: Yasha installs the Mantra Reactor of the Karma Fortress - specifically designed to handle huge amounts of Mantra - into Asura so he may use his full power without further harming his body. This unlocks Asura's Planet sized Destructor form and gives his Mantra form six arms.
- Gathering Steam: This is how his final fight with Chakravartin plays out. It starts off with Chakravartin being able to block his fist with one finger, but with every successive Burst, combined with the Mantra Reactor allowing him to achieve his true potential, Chakravartin gradually requires more and more effort to defend against Asura's attacks, with Asura eventually causing Chakravartin actual pain, followed by his punches breaking Chakravartin's body, and later being able to cause devastating shockwaves through Chakravartin's body by simply using his head to block punches. Chakravartin himself expresses increasing frustration and eventually terror at how Asura keeps getting stronger as the fight drags on.
- The Gift: Asura's latent potential surpasses that of every other demigod in the game, even his fellow Guardian Generals and discounting how his available Mantra and power are influenced by his wrath. Despite being at his weakest during his first revival after 12,000 years in Naraka, Wyzen is unable to beat him despite using hundreds of millions of souls worth of Mantra to power up according to Yasha's words. And it only gets more ridiculous from there, to the point Yasha is left openly wondering upon witnessing Berserker Asura's creation and during his fight with Wrath Asura how in the hell has Asura gained this much power in such a short period of time without needing to rely on Mithra's power or humanity's souls to strengthen himself. Indeed, his potential is so great his own body can't withstand his full power without outside aid, and cultivating it is the reason why Chakravartin is so obsessed with grooming him into the new successor.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: He has this permanently since his resurrection. They only return to normal in the True Ending.
- God Couple: Was this with Durga.
- A God, I Am Not: Refuses to go along with Chakravartin's scheme to make Asura into the world's new god since he believes that the world doesn't need a god like him. In the Akuma episode, he tells Akuma "Don't call me a god!"
- Good Is Not Nice: At heart, he's a good and extremely moral person that, even when driven over the edge, keeps his grudges between himself and those who have wronged him, but you likely wouldn't guess that from his rough exterior.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: His preferred method of fighting. He needs nothing else.
- Good Parents: Leaving aside everything the flashbacks show, he was a genuinely good father off the battlefield, even if he did need a crash course in comforting Mithra (apart from "find reason she's crying, punch face").
- Guttural Growler: As noted, he has an incredibly deep and gruff voice which only grows even more hoarse when he's screaming.
- Handicapped Badass: He loses both his arms on a couple occasions, and has to fight without them. Of course, this doesn't stop, or even slow, him at all.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Being that he's basically Unstoppable Rage given flesh, this was to be expected. The guy literally blows up over every little thing and it doesn't help that he's so irritated with the world he lives in that he can just barley contain his anger. It doesn't help that almost everything sets him off including the crying of his own child can make him upset.
- Heartbroken Badass: When he found Durga slain, his grief leads him to angrily confront Deus, only to be curbstomped and sent down to Naraka. Later, when Ahria is bombed to death along with her village, watching her dead body prompts him to go into a Roaring Rampage of Revenge against Olga's fleet.
- The Hero Dies: Unlike his previous deaths, he dies for good in the final ending. The Stinger hints that he's reincarnated at some point, along with everyone else.
- Heroic RRoD: His rage proves to be too much for his own arms to handle. Multiple times. Good thing he can regenerate almost instantly.
- His own power becomes a major problem later on 'cause he can't go past his Mantra form without his own body being torn apart by his own power.
- His Wrath form is set on this by default.
- This is fixed later thanks to Yasha implanting the Karma Fortress' Mantra Reactor into Asura.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Killed Chakravartin despite knowing that it would also be the end of himself.
- Holy Halo: The cover of the concept artbook from the Game Stop pre order◊ has him with one, shown to be present back before he was betrayed, and it's even grander and bigger than Deus or Mithra's.
- Hot-Blooded: Every time he fights, he's bound to scream repeatedly and on the top of his lungs with every single attack he dishes out. He also has a burning passion for everything he does and which can cause him to become very impulsive and reckless to where he is compared to being just a mad man who knows how to fight.
- Hulking Out: Mostly averted, though the arms on his Mantra and Destructor forms are bigger than in his Vajra form.
- Identical Stranger: According to Ahria, Asura bears an uncanny physical resemblance to her father. This, alongside sharing her hatred of the Seven Deities and the Martyrdom Culture they spread amongst the humans of Gaea, is a major reason why she follows him around.
- Idiot Hero: Played with, whenever Yasha's around, since Asura insists on killing things whenever Yasha tries to think. Suicidal recklessness aside, Asura's already done plenty of pontificating on his journey. At the end of the game, it's brought around full circle. Yasha tries to reason that there must be a better alternative to Deus' plans, while Asura cuts through his hesitation (12,000 years of hesitation, mind you) by saying that ifs and hows were irrelevant, Deus needed to go down because the people of Gaea needed to be free of their torment a fact he had learned only too well over the course of the game.
- In a Single Bound: Uses his fists to propel himself to extraordinary heights.
- It's Personal: Doesn't really get more personal than losing your wife, getting betrayed and killed by your seven best buddies, and having your daughter put through hell to power a god-weapon fueled by human souls. Whenever the Seven Deities try to appeal to his more altruistic side by sighting how important their work is in the grand scheme, he will dismiss them, sighting that he only fights for Mithra and that their agenda is no concern of his.Asura: I grow tired of hearing about the world!!
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The kindest word he has for his family is "Thanks" (though they sure as hell aren't fooled by the attitude). Nevertheless, he is visibly relaxed around them and fiercely protective of their safety, and it's otherwise clear that he loves them. Likewise, later in the game, though he's gruff to strangers and mostly yells, roars, or curses when he's irritated, he tries to protect Ahria when she follows him around and is deeply affected by the suffering he witnesses.
- The Juggernaut: Nothing will stop him from rescuing his daughter. In gameplay, he's a bit harder to knock down than the typical beat-'em-up protagonist, and he truly lives up to the trope in Unlimited Mode, where he'll more or less No-Sell anything up to and including boss attacks.
- Ki Manipulation: Creates mantra-based projectiles shaped like his fists, and are his primary projectiles.
- Large Ham: Almost always yells every line whenever he's really angry.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Temporarily in the beginning of the game after being killed and thrown to Gaea 12,000 years prior to reawakening. And when he remembers...
- Leitmotif: "Furious" and "One who destroys the ring" as Asura the Destructor.
- Lightning Bruiser: Much more so than any video game protagonist has any right to be. Somewhat more Bruiser than Lightning though, when compared to Yasha, the other playable character. Asura is stronger, better with crowds, and can knock enemies around more easily, including bosses.
- Interestingly, the final act of the game highlights another aspect of his Lightning Bruiser-dom, his sheer agility. He may not be as fast as Yasha, but he sure as hell is a lot more agile than him. This, more than anything else, is what allows Asura to outfight Chakravartin, who is borderline omnipotent, while Asura is at his weakest (though the enormous amount of Mantra he accumulated stays in his body and mitigates that).
- Mangst: His anger and own bouts of Mangst can be attributed not just to his wife being killed, his daughter kidnapped, and being imprisoned for 12,000 years, but also to the cruelty done by his former allies who all go on to promote the suffering of the planet and Gaea's people. Later, when a little girl that looks just like his daughter gets killed in a bombing raid by one of his former allies, he goes into both this and a massive rage at the same time.
- Meaningful Name: "Asura" can be interpreted as "powerful" or "mighty." It also refers to the mythological Asuras, who in Buddhism, are reincarnations of souls who acted based on passion, especially justifiable anger, in life — which describes him all too well. From a Hindu perspective, however, Asuras are the perpetual enemies of the Devas whose wickedness caused them to forfeit immortality. While Asura does come to blows with so called Gods, his principle enemy (Downloads aside) is a chief Asura and the two of them are the ones with the seeming immortality.
- The alternative name for his Mantra form. Prajna Form, is wisdom, understanding, discernment, insight, or cognitive acuity.
- Meditating Under a Waterfall: Before the final battle with Chakravartin.
- Messianic Archetype: He possesses a strong moral compass that puts the welfare of the innocent over his own ambitions, is unjustly betrayed by those he trusted (the Seven Deities), has died and resurrected multiple times (all of which done by said mentioned formerly trusted), he is given the option to rule the world by Chakravartin (an offer which he denies almost instantly), and sacrifices himself to destroy Chakravartin and wipe out all mantra (which coincidentally coincides with the Seven Deadly Sins) and bring the world and its people into a new age.
- Mighty Roar: When he enters his Berserker form he lets out a scream so powerful the shockwave alone destroys several spaceships.
- Monkey King Lite: Asura is an incredibly powerful immortal that dedicates himself to Rage Against the Heavens and the gods that rule over it with an iron fist. He emerges from beneath a mountain (just as Sun Wukong was born from a stone on a mountain) and actively faces against Chakravartan (which is essentially an evil Buddha) after toppling the Seven Deities and their armies. The Seven Deities even mockingly call him a "monkey" (or "baboon" in Olga's case). And lets not forget this infamous little scene.
- Monochromatic Eyes: He is frequently depicted with the white variant of these since his resurrection.
- Mr. Vice Guy: Like the rest of his fellow Generals, Asura was chosen among them for his affinity towards a specific mantra (who coincidentally are analogous to the Seven Deadly Sins), Asura in-particular possessing affinity towards the mantra of wrath. Unlike the other generals, however, it does not corrupt him, choosing to direct his rage and the bloodlust it encourages in him into a zeal for good with a just cause, i.e. decimating threats to a peaceful world he wants for his wife and daughter. Even when his rage consumes him and it turns him into Wrath Asura, the Shinkoku guards could not help but notice that even though he has been reduced to a mindless killing machine, he still avoids attacking innocent humans and demigods, exclusively targeting Shinkoku guards and gohma.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Up to six arms if he gets angry enough. Note that if you anger him to this point, you should start praying (or not, since he doesn't like that).
- Nay-Theist: Taken to its obvious conclusion in the Downloadable Content. Asura does not believe that humans should have to worship gods, including himself, because the gods that they worship just cause them more suffering, pain and death. Chakravartin, the closest being in the Asura universe to an actual capital-G God, is the one responsible for the whole Gohma situation that drove the Earth's gods to do all this. After killing them all, Asura delivers an epic beatdown to Chakravartin before killing him as well.Asura: There is always some fool who wants to rule the world! Always forcing others to do what they cannot do for themselves! That's why I pray to no one! Nor will I be prayed to! But above all else, I will never forgive you for making my daughter cry! This is your end!!
- Neck Lift: Does this to Deus in episode 16.
- Never Hurt an Innocent: Holds the greatest regard for innocent life out of all of the Divine Generals. Even as Wrath Asura, he focuses his rampage on the Deities' armies and the Gohma and never laid a finger on any innocent people, human or demigod.
- Nigh-Invulnerable: with the exception of his arms.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: One of his possible counter attacks against Deus. Also delivers a rage-fueled one against Chakravartin during the second half of the final fight.
- No Indoor Voice: He's very shouty, to say the least.
- Heroism Motive Speech: While beating the crap out of Chakravartin at the end, he lets loose with one of these, saying that he knows the reasons for his wrath: That he cannot stand fools who try to rule over others weaker than themselves and forcing others to do what they can't do for themselves. That he cannot pray to gods who rule others, and will not be prayed to. And, most importantly, he'll never forgive anyone who makes his daughter Mithra cry.
- No Social Skills: At the end of the day, this is Asura's biggest flaw. On the battlefield, Asura is perfectly at home punching and screaming at the top of his lungs. But take him off the battlefield and put him in the real world, you might as well be putting him in the jungle. Asura has no clue how to interact with others without violence or the threat of violence. When talking to others, Asura is gruff and abrasive, usually telling them to shut up or get out of his way. The only people he'll show any real affection towards are his family, though they know he means well. Asura himself is fully aware he's not a people's person and it greatly irritates him. He wants to be a good family man, but he doesn't know how and he bemoans the fact that the only way he knows how to comfort Mithra is to punch whatever makes her cry.
- One-Man Army: However, when he enters his Berserker form, he cranks this concept Up to Eleven by decimating an entire space armada down to just a handful in a few seconds.
- One-Winged Angel: When he sees that Ahria was killed by Olga's orbital bombardment, his rage reaches such a level that he transforms into Berserker Asura, a rampaging gold-skinned monster capable of shooting down the majority of the Seven Deities' fleet in a matter of seconds. After tanking a blast from the Brahmastra, his Berserker form is scorched black and loses its extra arms, becoming Wrath Asura, a form that deals more damage to itself than enemies due to being overloaded with mantra, but is still extremely powerful. Notably, Berserker and Wrath are the only forms Asura achieves without outside help, so it seems Wrath mantra is naturally self-destructive.
- Papa Wolf: Will stop at nothing to rescue his daughter. And may the gods have mercy on those foolish enough to get in his way. He's also rather protective of the human girl that bears a strong resemblance to Mithra. Even prior to the events of the game, it was shown that he was unwilling to let Mithra become the Priestess since he refused to have her become a tool of war, despite her willingness to do so.Asura: How dare you make Mithra suffer for your own gain!! You will pay!!
- Person of Mass Destruction: Also to the extreme. He's pretty much a walking nuclear missile silo before he enters Berserker state.
- Physical God: And a powerful one, at that. The trope reaches its apex in his planet-sized Destructor form; With the exception of Chakravartin, this form outclasses everything else seen in the entire game with ease.
- Primal Stance: His Wrath form does this sometimes. This shows that he has completely lost it.
- Pro-Human Transhuman: Asura fights to protect the humans from the other gods.Asura: There is no need for gods that only TAKE!
- Rage Breaking Point: He has the remarkable ability to turn fights that had previously been exhibiting superpowers the likes the mere mortals could scarcely imagine (up to and including volleying whole solar systems at Asura), into out-and-out slugfests, just because he has pissed off his opponent that much. Unfortunately for his enemies, Asura is literally fueled by his anger, and he's been attacking under its influence for much longer, so he knows how best to direct it through his fists.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Up close and uses the motion for throwing his projectiles.
- Rebellious Spirit: The man goes against seven gods and defeats them all while rejecting their ideals AND BEATS THE CREATOR OF THE WORLD!!!Asura: I pray to no one! NOR WILL I BE PRAYED TO!
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Before dying he had bright red eyes.
- Red Sky, Take Warning: After he defeated Wyzen, the sky turns red. It's never a good thing.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Yasha's blue. Visually expressed through their auras.Yasha: You are a fool who only knows how to break things!
Asura: Then I will break EVERYTHING! Including this living hell!
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: He vows to avenge the death of his wife Durga and destroy the Seven Deities for wronging him.
- Roaring Rampage of Rescue: Along with swearing vengeance against Deus and the other former generals for wronging him he wants to save his child Mithra from further torment.
- Rocket Punch: In his Mantra and Destructor forms he is able to shot massive amounts of mantra out of his elbows that he can use to propel him forward. He can also use it to enhance the power of his punches.
- Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: Asura really doesn't seem to understand how to interact with other people without violence or the threat of violence. He really wants to be a better husband and father, but he just doesn't know how.
- The Scream: Nearly the entirety of Episode 12's conclusion once he sees the corpse of Ahria.
- Screaming Warrior: This is an Asura trademark, given his berserker tactics and his utter rage.
- The Stoic: Usually quiet outside of battle. But when he gets going, he really gets going.
- Stop Worshipping Me: When worshiped by villagers, he immediately tells them to stop.
- Sucking-In Lines: His energy ball styled attacks as Berserker Asura does this.
- Super Mode: Asura has several transformations that increase his power. Vajra, his most common form, covers his arms in golden metal and increases his attack power. His six-armed Vajra form adds four extra arms to the mix, ramping up his punching power even more. His Mantra/Prajna form outfits him with massive arms that can vent jets of Mantra, and while not as strong as Berserker or Wrath, is much more balanced, is the strongest form he can achieve without tearing himself apart pre-implant, and is used with six arms in his final fight against Chakravartin. The Destructor formwas only attained after getting the Karma Fortress' mantra reactor inserted into him by Yasha in order for his body to handle the enormous amounts of mantra and transforms him into a gigantic form bigger than Gaea with power equal to a god's.
- Super-Power Meltdown: Happens to him in the end of episode 11.5.
- Super Strength: He's strong enough to launch the massive Taison officers in the air, as well as throw around the elephant-like Gohma Crushers and repel Gongen Wyzen's planetary Finger Poke of Doom!
- Taken for Granite: Happens to him every time he dies.
- Talk to the Fist: In every boss fight, Asura has the option to "Shut (X) Up" by running up and punching them in the face while they're monologuing.
- Title Drop: A subtle example done by Asura himself. During the Final Boss, he claims to Chakravartin that he, himself, understands the reason for his (Asura's) wrath.
- Token Good Teammate: When he worked with the other demigods, believe it or not, he probably held the most regard for innocent life out of all of them. It's not really apparent until after the fact, though. Whereas every one of his teammates either doesn't have that instinct or suppresses it like hell.
- Tragic Monster: Berserker and Wrath Asura, post episode 12. Only Yasha is able to get him out of it.
- Tranquil Fury: His Mantra Asura form. His anger hasn't diminished in the slightest, but he's much more focused in this form.
- Tron Lines: Asura's Super Mode causes the joints in his body to glow red.
- Tsundere: Before being betrayed. Gentle and kind to his wife Durga and daughter Mithra, angry and usually very aggressive towards everyone else, and interestingly, his daughter Mithra is voiced by "the tsundere queen" Rie Kugimiya.
- Unskilled, but Strong: He's not a very subtle or tactical fighter. He frequently charges headlong into things and smashes them with insane, brute force, relying on his Unstoppable Rage to fuel him. And more often than not, this works against even much more skilled opponents. His traditional rival and friend Yasha is the only one capable of beating him with skill over brute force.
- Unstoppable Rage: When Asura gets mad he gets really mad, and the madder he gets the stronger he gets, and nothing will stop him from getting his revenge. The man's basically wrath given flesh.
- Unwitting Pawn: He was used as a scapegoat by the other deities, which kick-starts the plot of the game.
- Up, Up and Away!: Often does the arms out forward when flying or gliding in the air.
- Use Your Head: When he has no arms, this is his preferred finisher.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Many of his battles with Yasha seem more like superpowered sibling squabbles than actual fights. Yasha is the only opponent that Asura actually mourns for.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: He doesn't seem to wear shirts that often, if at all.
- Weak, but Skilled: Surprisingly, this is one of his greatest strengths, if not the greatest. When fighting Chakravartin, the most powerful being in the universe, he gets kicked all the way down to his base form. When fighting Chakravartin's final form, instead of overwhelming him with strength, he uses his agility to outmaneuver and redirect Chakravartin's attacks.
- Wipe the Floor with You: Does this to Wyzen at the end of the first part of their fight. Also does this to an Elite Mook in Chapter 9, and to Oni in Lost Episode 2.
- World's Strongest Man: Asura is by far the strongest out everyone in the series. He's so powerful that he can defeat the creator of the world through sheer anger.
- Would Not Shoot a Civilian: Surprisingly, Asura exclusively targets beings that have wronged him, along with anyone who deliberately tries to stop him from doing so. And woe betide anyone who would attack a civilian.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has silver hair.
- You're Insane!: Says this to Deus in episode 2 after the latter lets him on about his twisted plan to win the war against the Gohma.
Asura's wife, Yasha's sister, and mother to Mithra.
Though gentle and considerate, she is a very strong-willed woman.
She is killed during Deus' coup d'etat.
- God Couple: With Asura. Exactly what role she serves aside from being Mithra's mother is unknown.
- Leitmotif: "A place to return to."
- Meaningful Name: Her name is the same as one of Kali's calmer forms. That Durga still has a noted defensive martial bent that this one seems to be lacking, however.
- Opposites Attract: She fell in love with a man that didn't know what to do to stop a baby crying except punching the cause.
- Posthumous Character: Only seen alive in one chapter, though is continuously shown quite a bit in flashbacks throughout the rest of the story.
- Sacrificial Lamb: Serves no other purpose in the story other than dying to cause pain to her family.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: It's made clear that it's not how much power Asura has that attracts her, so much as for what purpose he's using that power; namely, making the world safer.
Asura's only daughter and the sole Priestess of Shinkoku.
She is able to freely manipulate and amplify the demigods' source of power — Mantra. Deus kidnaps her in order to use her power for his own. Before Emperor Strada's assassination, she was one of the candidates to succeed the throne.
- Brought Down to Normal: After the death of Chakravartin and Mantra, Mithra is made into a mortal.
- The Chosen One: Was chosen to be Priestess specifically because she had the capacity to manipulate Mantra. Asura was not pleased. She is also the Chakravartin's chosen vessel.
- Demonic Possession: Happens in the game's true ending.
- Everybody's Dead, Dave: She's the only named character left alive by the end of the game.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Praying seems a bit... passive, for such a ultraviolent game, but it essentially exponentiates Power Levels if she's properly motivated.
- Holy Halo: One of the biggest out of all of them, and tied with Deus as the most flashy looking, but less than her father's.
- Meaningful Name: She's named after the Persian god of light. It might seem out of place at first in a game influenced by Hindu and Buddhist Mythology but it makes better sense if you consider the Indo-Iranian connection. Mitra can mean friend, promise, treaty, etc. or is a Vedic (ancient Hindu) deity of those qualities.
- Narrator All Along: The end of the game reveals that she was telling Asura's story to two young children.
- Nice Girl: Is always kind and never shows Yasha any animosity despite having every reason to hate him for the harm he helped cause, even praying for his and Asura's safe return when they go off to fight Vlitra once and for all.
- Older Than She Looks: Like all characters, she is thousands of years old. Even after 12,000 years, she looks no different.
- Power Dyes Your Hair: Chakravartin's possession made her hair gold.
- Power Makes Your Hair Grow: When Chakravartin is using her as a vessel, her hair extends to her ankles.
- Powered by a Forsaken Child: Ends up becoming the unwilling power source for the Seven Deities — and the Brahmastra — when kidnapped by Deus.
- She Is All Grown Up: After being sent home by Asura's remaining mantra, due to becoming mortal after Chakravartin is destroyed, meaning mantra no longer exists.
- Tearful Smile: As Asura dies his final death.
- Trauma Conga Line: She sees both her parents murdered, is used as power source for the Brahmastra (with her uncle being one of her kidnappers), watches as seven trillion innocent people are slaughtered for 12,500 years, is held hostage by Chakravartin, has to watch Chakravartin beat the crap out of Asura and Yasha and nearly kill the former, and is still held hostage by Chakravartin when he talks about destroying Gaea and then recreating it if Asura doesn't satisfy his plans.
The Seven Deities
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The Complete Karma Fortress is able to literally stand above the entire planet earth, and his hands are big enough to grab onto it like a beach ball (even before gaining a torso when Deus fuses with it).
- Concept art from the game In the Official complete works shows that it was originally going to be even bigger, though it had to be scaled back due to console limitations. It was originally supposed to be so big it made the Earth and the moon look like specks of dust compared to it. And Asura in his Destructor form is meant to be bigger than that.
- Battle Aura: All are colored according to whatever Mantra affinity each one has.
- Believing Their Own Lies: Call Asura a "traitor" without irony.
- Evil Virtues: Originally the Mr. Vice Guy alongside Asura, their desire to protect Gaea from the Gohma would eventually become warped into an ambition to attain godhood, their belief in the greater good resulting in them sacrificing trillions of innocent people that they have made into a Martyrdom Culture to attain higher reserves of mantra. Even then, the only ones who still hold onto these virtues by the time Asura exacts his revenge is Yasha (who eventually defects when he realizes that there are better ways to defeat the Gohma) and Deus (who's Pride has given him the biggest god-complex of them all), the rest of them either more interested in attaining power (Wyzen, Kalrow and Olga) or have never really believed in the cause to begin with and stayed for personal gain (Sergei and Augus).
- FaceHeel Turn: Towards Asura and the Emperor.
- Flying Brick: A requirement to be one of the Seven Deities is to be able to manipulate Mantra to an extent where you physically become one of these.
- Four-Star Badass: All of the seven deities (eight counting Asura pre-betrayal) were all direct commanders of the Shinkoku army under the direction of the then-current emperor.
- A God Am I: All of them share this mindset post betrayal of both Asura and the Emperor to varying degrees of severity.
- Hate Sink: With the exception of Yasha, and perhaps Augus, almost all of them are murderers who would gladly abuse their positions for personal gain or enjoyment, to the point of sabotaging Deus's plans, and treating the humans as below them.
- Legacy Character: All of the Seven Deities as guardian generals acted like this. Whenever a previous guardian general of a certain mantra type either died or willingly passed down their title, a new Guardian general would take their place. Sometimes, the successor had to fight the predecessor in order to become one.
- Light Is Not Good: All have holy halos, light clothes, and were modelled after dharmic deities. Some also have bright energy attacks.
- Magitek: Both used to create their ultimate weapon, The Brahmastra, and to create internal Mantra Reactors to power up their already impressive mantra manipulation powers. It is implied that all of their advanced tech is mantra-powered, since it was their discovery of mantra that led to The Singularity in themselves and their technology and the eradication of mantra by Chakravartin's death is what leads to Shinkoku's civilization dying out with him.
- The Needs of the Many: The general philosophy behind the creation of the Seven Deities and their plan is that they are willing to sacrifice anyone and anything - even if it was their troops, their lives and their loved one's lives - if it meant ending the war with the Gohma and securing the demigod race's supremacy of the planet. It is this idea that makes them a Foil to Asura, as while they would try to appeal to his sense of altruism by citing their plans of riding Gaea of the Gohma, Asura could not care less and is unwilling to make those sacrifices, motivated by his need to protect both his daughter and the mortals.Deus: My purpose has always been for the cause.
- Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Most of them seem to care more for the personal power and respect they've obtained over actually stopping the Gohma for good. Even Augus doesn't seem really care about any humans he's not directly involved with and expresses some disappointment in actually finishing the Gohma off to leave him bereft of good fights. Deus is a complicated example because he is still dedicated to stopping the Gohma for good, but his pride blinds him to alternatives that go against what he believes is the "only" way to win.
- Physical God: Even by Demi-God standards, they count as this.
- Really 700 Years Old: Comes with being cyborg demigods.
- Space Base: The Karma Fortress.
- Wave-Motion Gun: The Brahmastra, a part of the Karma fortress inside its forehead. It's positioned directly above Earth when it needs to be used, functioning as a Satellite laser in use against The Gohma.
- With Friends Like These...: Even when they were the Eight Guardian Generals, they don't seem to get along. They were all perfectly willing to frame Asura — one of their own members — for murder for Deus' plan, Yasha mourns the mantra Wyzen wasted trying to kill Asura rather than his fallen comrade, Olga insults and hates anyone who looks like they're disrespecting Deus, Deus abuses Olga whenever she annoys him, Sergei is a sadist who is not above killing innocent people (including Asura's wife) and mock his ally Yasha with it and the list just goes on and on. One cannot help but wonder how they were willing to work with each other after they became Gaea's ruling class.
The leader of the Seven Deities.
A Demigod who once was the Commander of the Eight Guardian Generals. After betraying Emperor Strada and framing Asura for his death, Deus took the rest of the generals and formed the Seven Deities.
They rule over Shinkoku Trastrium as self-proclaimed gods. Deus takes much pride in being the "protector" of the world, and believes that his actions are righteous.
He has a brash way of speaking, though since he has absolute confidence in his abilities, it does not come across as offensive or unpleasant.
His mantra affinity is Pride.
- All for Nothing: With the knowledge that Chakravartin is able to call forth Gohma even without Vlitra's presence, had things gone his way, his plans for a "Great Rebirth" would have ultimately amounted to this had Chakravartin not been impressed by him as a successor.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Olga states that, when Deus was the leader of the Guardian Generals, he was given the most powerful Mantra due to his position, and he sure lives up to that. This guy kills Asura in the prologue, in the backstory was the only person until Asura to force Augus to draw his sword and go all-out, is able to fight Asura and Yasha at the same time and nearly beats them, and he flat out no selled everything Yasha threw at him when he tried fighting him on his own.Deus: Time to send you back to Naraka.
Asura: You can try.
Deus: Fear not, you won't feel a thing.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: After fusing with the Karma Fortress to become Sakra Devanam Indra Deus.
- Awesome Ego: A defining characteristic In-Universe. While he could be described as arrogant or a braggart, most people who know him consider him to be endearingly and sincerely frank about his capabilities, because he can back any of those claims up.Deus: My destruction would mean the end of civilization. That is why I am invincible!
- Badass Cape: He wears a small cape behind him.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: As a human, after the game is beaten.
- Beard of Evil: Albeit, he does not plan to be evil for the rest of his life, just for now.
- Big Bad Ensemble: With the Gohma Viltra. Deus leads the Seven Deities who killed Asura's wife, so It's Personal between them and fighting his forces takes up much of the game. It's later revealed that both were merely pawns of the real bad guy, Chakravartin.
- Bling of War: The man wears a lot of gold.
- The Chosen One: Subverted. A lot of Deus' actions make sense if one assumes he sees himself as this. After all, he's the leader of the Eight Guardian Generals and the later Seven Deities, bears the most powerful Mantra of all, and even to the end he repeatedly refers to himself as the only one who can defeat Vlitra, the most powerful and feared being known to the world that would devour the souls of all living beings on Gaea if left unchecked. However, considering the fact Chakravartin clearly favors Asura over all others and encourages him to fight both the Gohma and his old Demigod comrades, it's clear that Deus was always meant to just be a stepping stone for Asura to reach even greater heights in Chakravartin's goal to make him a new supreme deity.
- Cool Mask: As Sakra Devanam Indra Deus, he dons a mask of energy that looks like two yellow lightning bolts suspended over his face and covering his eyes.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Avoided with his reincarnation, as he takes time out of his work to help an old man cross a street (who is Emperor Strada reincarnated).
- Dark-Skinned Blond: Indra's influence showing through
- Determinator: It took several battles to slow him down at all, with him stepping up his game each time. At many points, you get to see him No-Sell Asura's and Yasha's combined might through sheer force of will. He even refuses to die once he'd gotten 12,000+ years of power beaten out of him!
- Disc-One Final Boss: As revealed in the last of the non-downloadable chapters, and even further after that.
- Evil Overlord: He takes over from the Emperor and rules as god.Deus: I am the god that carries the fate of civilization on his shoulders. All who oppose me are guilty of blasphemy! You are a danger to my world! Consider your lives forfeit!
- Evil Sounds Deep: Both of his voice actors (English and Japanese) give him steely, commanding baritones.
- Expy: His face is nearly identical to Ganondorf's. With all the God of War parallels, his lightning abilities and role in the story at first are reminiscent of Zeus.
- Fighting with Chucks: The Sakras, his weapon of choice. Chucks that shoot lighting bolts no less.
- Flash Step: With lightning streaks.
- A God Am I: Played quite interestingly. He sees his god status as more of a title that he needs to wear during this time until the Great Rebirth, where he plans to resign. However, by the end of the game, it seems the power has gone to his head.Deus: To fight the will of the entire planet, you must attain power greater than that of a god. Behold, this is that very power. Destiny has a master and it is me!
- Holy Halo: Although the name certainly doesn't fit him, his s nevertheless one of the most grand looking, second only to Asura's.
- Ignored Expert: Despite having fought the Gohma for millennia, Emperor Strada refused to listen to him, which is why Deus killed him, since he started to view him as an obstacle to permanently destroying Vlitra. At least, he FEELS he's an ignored expert. The emperor's plan of cutting their loses and move to another planet so that their citizens didn't have to suffer from the Gohma WASN'T a bad one, and considering that they had been fighting the Gohma for eons without making any headway, was tactically a good choice as well (granted, neither of them knew about Chakravartin and his desire for a "successor", so even that likely wouldn't have worked since he could have made more Gohma wherever they landed). If anything, Deus's fatal flaw, his pride, had a hand in betraying the emperor, as his pride wouldn't allow him to accept that all he did was for nothing.
- Irony: His Mantra affinity, Pride, was considered to be best suited for someone to rule with, and yet he ended up becoming one of Gaea's greatest villains with that power.
- Knight Templar: Does he do terrible things? Very much so. Does believe he has good reasons for doing them? Yes he does, to the point, before Motive Decay set in, he claimed he would have resigned once he finished his mission. Does that make what he does any less despicable? Asura sure doesn't think so.Deus: This planet considers the mortals its enemy and is trying to devour all their souls. This planet denies our very birthright. Yes, this world is Hell. That's why sacrifices must be made in order to save it. No matter how many mortal souls it cost!
- Leitmotif: "Show justice" and "Already you must recite it".
- Lightning Bruiser: He's incredibly fast and strong.
- Light Is Not Good: His Mantra manifests as white in color, he wears white robes accented with golden armor, and he's one of the biggest enemies the Asura and Yasha face in the story.
- Meaningful Name:
- "Deus" is the Latin word for god and he's, well... a god. Another root for his name is Dyeus Piter, the Indo-European sky deity that is the prototype for lightning-wielding celestial king gods from Indra to Odin to Zeus, and Dyaus (or Dyaus-Pita), an acient vedic god of the skies derived from Dyeus.
- The name of his Super Mode, "Sakra Devanam Indra Deus", has multiple. "Sakra" is a Sanskrit word meaning "mighty" or "powerful", while "Devanam" meanwhile means "lord of the Devas", with "deva" being a title given to gods. It's effectively saying "mighty lord of the gods", which Deus is as the leader of the Seven Deities. This is also a title shared by the Hindu celestial lightning-wielding god-king Indra, who Deus effectively is in the context of the game particularly in his desire to slay Vlitra, itself named after the dragon that the mythological Indra did in fact slay.
- Motive Decay: While in the beginning, Deus was an honorable and charismatic man, if a bit extreme with reasonable goals, 12500 years with all the power and Yasha's betrayal finally took its toll on his sanity. He still wants to destroy Vlitra, yes, but now he no longer cares how many must die to do it.
- Necessarily Evil: Rather than try to avenge the guardian general killed by Augus, he simply gives Augus his job because he needs all the help he can get against the Gohma. Deus later claims to have considered every last alternative to what he ended up doing in regards to defeating Gohma Vlitra for good.Deus: At times one must throw a stone into stagnant waters to set things in motion.
- Subverted in that the Emperor's idea of seeking out a new home, the choice that made Deus betray him, could have been used to give his forces time to build up their strength elsewhere so that they could return later and retake the planet from the Gohma, not that this possibility was ever discussed in-game. Instead, he enacted a very wasteful plan that would reduce the normal people of the world to more and more primitive and superstitious with every passing century, their previous advanced society destroyed, and the people themselves reduced to nothing more than a fuel source for his plan to gather enough power to kill Vlitra. He's never called out on this, as very few were actually aware of the Emperor's decision to evacuate the planet.
- Nice Guy: Well, not originally, but his reincarnation is shown to be a high-ranking corporate executive who risks being late for an important meeting in order to help a struggling old man crossing the street, and absolutely refuses to think of doing otherwise.
- Power Limiter: His cape, as shown in Episode 15.5, is weighed and hits the floor hard enough to make a dent in it when he casually lets it drop off his shoulders.
- Pride: His Mantra affinity. Especially noticeable as he is dying, when he says that he is the only one capable of killing Gohma Vlitra. It's also his Fatal Flaw; he would NEVER conceive of withdrawing from fighting the Gohma under ANY circumstances, even if it meant giving the people some respite from the dangers of their world and his forces time to recover and strengthen for a rematch. Even to the very end, he refused to believe that none but himself could permanently kill Vlitra and scoffed at Asura's intent to, despite the fact Asura had just proved himself stronger with their final fight.
- Psycho Electro: He is a little off of his rocker by the time Asura gets to really fight him.
- Scary Black Man: Not so noticeable when the protagonist is blood-red, but he's notably dark-skinned in a world of seemingly light-skinned South/Central Asians.
- Sequential Boss: Especially in the second fight against him.
- Shock and Awe: And he has a thunder sound to go with the lightning effects. Specifically, he's shown firing lightning bolts in a Death from Above manner, launching them in waves, or electrifying his nun-chucks to increase their range and power.
- Shut Up, Kirk!: During his final battle with Asura, he responds to Asura declaring This Is Unforgivable! with the blunt "your forgiveness is meaningless!"
- Super Mode: Sakra Devanam Indra Deus, in which he fights Yasha and Six-Armed Asura at the same time and nearly beats them.
- Teleport Spam: Either that or Flash Step, but it's too fast to tell.Deus: Over here.
- Top God: Clearly considers himself such as the leader of the Seven Deities, making him a "King of Gods" example.
- The Usurper: Killed the Emperor to gain control of the world.
- Villain Has a Point:
- Well, okay, not really THAT much, but one could argue that his claims of wanting to end the Gohma's threat permanently is an understandable feeling that others could share...only this claim falls flat when it's made pretty clear that his intentions weren't good even from the beginning and he seems to be more concerned with establishing himself as THE one who has the wisdom to end the wars and suffering, and is far too deluded by his own pride to be reasoned with that he has taken his plans too far.
- In Episode 15.5, he tells Yasha that if he truly believes he can stop the Gohma and save the world without sacrificing anymore human souls and that he (Deus) is wrong, then Yasha should prove it by besting him in combat and showing his newfound strength firsthand. Despite Yasha's rekindled idealism and awakened power, his best attack that managed to defeat Wrath Asura fails to phase Deus, proving Deus' point that even if he's "wrong", Yasha's effective plan to fight and kill Vlitra head-on is even more doomed to fail in the long run at his current level of strength.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Everything he did was for the purpose of permanently destroying Gohma Vlitra. Unfortunately, there were alternatives to his insane plan that he didn't consider because his pride blinded him, and at the end, it ended up all being for nothing, ultimately making him a Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist.Asura: Save the world by turning the souls of humans into Mantra? Was that the best you could think of?
The second main character of Asura's Wrath. A Demigod and one of the Seven Deities, he is Asura's rival and brother-in-law.
Cool, calm, and collected, Yasha is well versed in both literary and military arts. He and Asura both joined the Eight Guardian Generals at the same time.
He is the older brother of Durga, Asura's wife. Though she is tragically killed in Deus' coup d'etat, Yasha's beliefs in the cause are stronger than his feelings for family. Due to the world's suffering, he always has a melancholy expression on his face.
His mantra affinity is Melancholy.
- Ace Custom: His jet bike, the Corvette Lone Wolf, has power equal to the Septentrion flagships used by the other deities while being able to fit only one person to ride on it.
- Anti-Villain: Is the only Deity who (openly) feels any form of guilt for his actions. Later becomes a straight up hero after switching sides.
- Badass Boast:Asura: Who do you think you are?!Yasha (calmly): God.
- Bash Brothers: Does this with Asura in Episode 18/True Episode 18. Asura later lampshades it after his death.Asura: You were always a brother, never an enemy.
- Beard of Sorrow: Given his melancholy affinity.
- Bishōnen: One of the better looking male deities, though not quite to an extreme level as Sergei, however.
- The Brute: After Wyzen dies, Yasha essentially takes over this role for the Seven Deities.
- Char Clone: Aside from the lack of blond hair, his face mask, demeanor, and level of power make him seem to be one. He even has an Ace Custom vehicle to set himself apart from the other deities.
- Co-Dragons: With Sergei, appearing to have the role of enforcer to Sergei's assassin.
- The Dragon: One to Deus, loyal to a fault, at first.
- Cool Bike: The Corvette Lone Wolf is a single-seat air speeder that Yasha can apparently summon at will.
- Determinator: Compared to Asura, it might not seem like much, but that whole fight with him in episode 21? That's after he basically ripped his own heart out.
- Said heart is supposed to be granting him all his awesome superpowers. He still manages to match Asura punch for punch (who at that point has the power of all eight deities).
- Also didn't quit when fighting Deus despite being outmatched.
- Died Standing Up: In the middle of a punch.
- Dies Wide Open: We see this when his mask breaks after the final confrontation. The reason he put on the mask in the first place was to hide the fact that his eyes had become clouded after ripping out his own mantra reactor.
- Easily Forgiven: Despite all the harm he helped cause, Mithra never shows him any animosity even after he himself says he didn't deserve to be called her uncle. Even Asura himself states after their fight that he never considered Yasha an enemy and that he was always a brother.
- Empty Eyes: Wore his mask in his final battle in order to hide this.
- Expy: Of Rei from the original Fist of the North Star: A mostly chivalrous martial artist who is nonetheless capable of brutish thuggery when he feels pragmatism demands it. He becomes The Lancer to a musclebound Anti-Hero who kills villains with his fists, with his speed and finesse complimenting the latter's brute strength and force. He dies in a mixture of Heroic Sacrifice and Dying Moment of Awesome, but goes out with a smile despite the intense pain he was in during his final moments. Yasha's fighting style also has very strong visual similarities to Rei's Nanto Seiken form, sharing the basic principle of using air pressure to externally slice targets like a blade.
- Yasha is a calm, cool, sorta brother, sorta rival that reluctantly works with the villain but eventually sides with the hero and has a whistling theme in a Capcom game, just like Proto Man from Mega Man (Classic).
- FaceHeel Turn: Because he sees the reason in Deus's cause, at least until he feels that cause has degenerated.Yasha: Even gods must dirty their hands.
- Flash Step: Again, trained by Deus.
- To Asura. He focuses more on speed and finesse to Asura's brute strength and force. Not quite an Evil Counterpart but very much a contrast.
- Also one to Wyzen, the other Brute of the Seven Deities. Wyzen was a simple, thuggish, arrogant Fat Bastard with nothing but his own overwhelming size to offer and used Mantra as a crutch. Yasha meanwhile used nothing but his own strength to fight and was a much deeper character.
- Even serves a one to Deus a bit as well. Deus claims to have the best intentions with his Great Rebirth, but he is ultimately a proud sociopath who sees mortals as nothing but a tool to an end and is only concerned with his mission, whereas Yasha is actually sympathetic towards mortals and is genuinely concerned with saving the world and hates the idea of slaughtering people to fulfill the Seven Deities' plan.
- Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: Performs this on Wrath Asura.If you won't listen to reason, then listen to my fists!
- A God Am I: As shown in his Badass Boast, though he proves to be more empathetic to the mortals than the other deities.
- Go Out with a Smile: Which is a good sign he was dead, given he is powered by melancholy. In fact, his last fight was just to make Asura happy so it should have been apparent he was going for this in hindsight.
- Handshake Substitute: Receives a fist bump from Asura. Or rather, his corpse does, right before he dissipates.
- HeelFace Turn: Fittingly enough, this happens when he can no longer hide his face beneath a mask.Yasha: When you live among the stars, you lose sight of what is happening on the ground.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Rips out his own heart to infuse Asura's Mantra Reactor with its power, then duels Asura to the death to awaken his new power.Yasha: Do not be mistaken. I am not saving you. You must face an even greater hell than this. Get up Asura! It is time to save Mithra and end this!
- Holy Halo: Mostly subverted for a while whereas the rest of the demigods, and Asura obviously, all reveal their own at different points beforehand. Played straight when he gains enough power to severely damage the Brahmastra and later during his fights with Wrath Asura and Deus.
- Implacable Man: Asura's attacks don't even so much as faze him, until Asura headbutts him.
- The Lancer: To Asura, once he initiates his HeelFace Turn.
- The Last Dance: The entire final battle with him.Yasha: The end of the world of which he spoke could begin at any moment. We are out of options. His power is too great. There is only one way.
Asura: What do you mean?
Yasha: Let us decide once and for all.
Asura: Decide what?
Yasha: Who is stronger!
- Leitmotif: "Orphan Wolf Legend". It has three variations, "Wind", "Fang" and "Bonds": "Wind" plays for quiet and dramatic scenes, "Fang" is for action sequences including his first two fights with Asura, and "Bonds" is reserved for his last boss fight.
- Lightning Bruiser: In a contrast to Asura, he is more lightning than bruiser, though he is still really strong. He's a little weaker, much quicker, easier to control, and can keep pressure on single enemies like bosses more easily.
- Meaningful Name: Like Asura, Yasha has its origins in Hinduism and Buddhism. Yasha is the Japanese reading of the Sanskrit word Yaksha, a class of supernatural spirit. Yaksha can be benevolent guardians of nature, fearsome warriors or violent demons, and sometimes all three. In many of the cultures and religions they're associated with, Yaksha are loyal soldiers or servants of a certain deity or king.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: Believed in Deus' cause in spite of all the suffering that comes from it, believing it was the only way to win the war with the Gohma. Until he fights Wrath Asura and realizes there were other ways. He even calls himself a demon for being willing to follow the cause.Yasha: Asura! We, the Seven Deities, have chosen to bear this world on our shoulders. We must see the cause through, even if it invites tragedy upon ourselves. Gaea needs saving. You must want the same for her. If so, then lend us your power! It is not too late for you!
- Ninja Run: The both-arms-pulled-back fashion, befitting his agile style.
- "Not So Different" Remark: In-universe, he has his moments of fury expressed while doing something amazing. In gameplay terms, he shares the same controls as Asura. He admits as such in Episode 21.Yasha: It seems your anger is rubbing off on me...
- Not So Stoic: Happens during and after his HeelFace Turn.Yasha: You idiot! You'll destroy yourself with your own power! He is the enemy. I should dispose of him where he stands. But my soul tells me different. It screams to me: DO NOT LET HIM DIE!
- Razor-Sharp Hand: He does a lot of karate chops with choppy sounds to accompany them.
- Razor Wind: With his freaking hands.
- "Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Asura during their first post-resurrection fight (which ends with Asura's second death).Yasha: There is no longer a place for you in this world. Do you realize Wyzen wasted hundreds of millions of souls just to fight you? I suppose not — you are not familiar with our way of life. Because of this, your existence threatens everything we've worked for. You are an evil that will throw our world into chaos!
- Rule of Symbolism: Yasha is notably for not revealing his halo until he decides to save Asura from being killed by Olga firing the Brahmastra then later when freeing Asura from his Wrath form and later defying and abandoning Deus; from a sinner to a saint!
- Samurai Cowboy: Has a bit of this going for him. Just listen to this theme music, "Wind", and it's made even more obvious. Angry Joe even lampshades it.
- The Stoic: Took on this personality when acting under Deus' orders.
- Strong and Skilled: While Asura is the type to wail on his target with mindless ferocity until it dies, Yasha has much more finesse and control. This combined with the same threshold of raw power as other demigods and it becomes very obvious why he earned the rank of Guardian General. In-practice, Yasha has beaten Asura more often then Asura has beaten him, Yasha being the only Guardian General not to die by Asura's hands.
- This Cannot Be!: A minor one after Asura's third resurrection:Yasha: Even Augus could not defeat you... why? Why do you keep coming back? What is it that you are fighting for? And this power of yours, how can it surpass the power that took us 12000 years to attain?
- Token Good Teammate: Among the Seven Deities, Yasha is the only member who's motivation remains consistent (willing to do anything to save Gaea from the Gohma no matter the sacrifice) and grieves for his own sacrifices (the death of his sister, the enslavement of his niece and the harvested souls of trillions of humans) while the power eventually corrupts the other six. Even though he develops a god-complex like the others, he acknowledges that gods are not above scrutiny. When he realizes that the cause he had dedicated himself to can be achieved in other ways, he eventually defects and joins Asura in his fight to free Mithra and defeat Deus and Vlitra and even sacrifices himself to give Asura a fighting chance against Chakravartin.
- Tragic Villain: Prior to his HeelFace Turn.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He went along with Deus' cause because he felt that it was best for the world — until he fought Wrath Asura, that is.Yasha: The Gohma are impure. They are our enemy. Not just of Shinkoku, but of civilization itself. As such, we and the Gohma have been destined to fight each other for all eternity. But you refused to accept that fate. It was your ambition to break the neverending cycle of war and return Gaea to our hands. For that cause, we have taken as many human souls as we have Gohma, and attained a great power by staining our hands in blood. The Great Rebirth...The sole reason the Seven Deities exist. The reason I have endured the billions of cries and screams for 12,000 years! But now! But now!! Asura has shown an even greater power!! There must have been a way to avoid slaughtering so many innocent humans!
- "Asura the traitor; Asura the destructor; you do not belong in this world! DIIIIIEEEEEE!!"
One of the Seven Deities, and an arrogant militant. Was once a brute who never thought things through.
But once he gained new power as one of the Seven Deities, he began to stand out for his discriminating way of speaking towards the humans, going out of his way to speak condescendingly. He is also the powerhouse of the Seven Deities.
His mantra affinity is Violence.
- Acrofatic: He is as agile as Asura, in spite of his belly.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: His entire boss fight is about this, and was some of the first material published about the game.
- Beard of Evil: It is a well groomed beard though.
- Boisterous Bruiser: He is out to smite evil with his great fists.
- The Brute: The only thing he has going for him is physical strength, and even then, he's considered the weakest of the seven deities.
- Not only is he the first one of the Seven Deities to die, but even the other deities see him as nothing more than a big joke despite being the biggest of them physically.
- Even his reincarnated form is this, as he's only a petty thug who works in a fast food restaurant compared to the other reincarnated Demigods.
- Calling Your Attacks: KURIKARA FUDO UCHI!
- Climax Boss: Not quite as much as later bosses, but he does have a chapter all to himself when he becomes the size of Gaea itself.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Gets trashed quickly by Asura in his first fight against him. Their second fight turns in Wyzen's favor when he turns into Vajra Wyzen, but Asura promptly defeats him when goes into his six armed form.
- Dumb Muscle: Pretty much his role with the Deities. Especially when he uses more Mantra than necessary just to end up weaker.
- Energy Ball: Can fire one of these from the side of his large arm.
- Fantastic Racism: Toward humans.
- Fat Bastard: And gets bigger the angrier he gets.
- Finger Poke of Doom: To be fair, that finger was probably about the size of Texas. But the catch is? It fails.
- Giant Equals Invincible: Nope. Asura does have more trouble hurting the mountain-sized Vajra Wyzen before achieving his own Vajra form, and the planet-sized Gongen Wyzen also overpowers him before his Unstoppable Rage kicks into overdrive, but invincible? Asura kills him by punching his finger so much the destruction spreads all the way back up to Wyzen and blows him up. And the human-sized Augus, Yasha, and Deus prove to be far more durable to Asura's attacks than Wyzen at any size managed to be. Augus even lampshades that Wyzen lost the moment he thought size equals power.
- A God Am I: Constantly proclaims how powerful he and the Seven Deities are.Wyzen: I am Wyzen of the Seven Deities. I am an absolute being that protects this world and its mortals.
- Ground Pound: Does this to Asura during the second part of their fight, and then punches him repeatedly into the ground. It doesn't work.
- Hand Cannon: Fires missiles from the side of his large arm.
- Holy Halo: Best seen when he powers up.
- Jerkass: Is quite condescending, especially towards human beings.
- Large Ham: He's very loud and highly animated while speaking. He's overweight too.
- Macross Missile Massacre: He can fire missiles from his gauntlet.
- Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: Despite being the weakest of the Seven Deities, that doesn't mean he's weak. He's reasonably competent at fighting and killing even massive Gohma, as shown when he kills a Gohma Crusher with one punch. It's just that he plain sucks compared to the other Deities.
- Oh, Crap!:
- His expression when Asura shoots down his flagship.
- Also his expression when Asura is about to throw him into the stratosphere.
- And his expression when Asura fights back against his Finger Poke of Doom.
- One-Winged Angel: He first starts out average-sized, then turns into Vajra Wyzen and then transforms again into Gongen Wyzen by releasing his Mantra.
- Power Fist: More prominent in his normal form, where it is barely about the size of him!
- Sequential Boss: He gets progressively bigger in the second fight and also calls in reinforcements
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: The first boss you get to do so yourself, in fact! He's also the only one it really works on.Wyzen: The Eight Guardian Generals who knew only war are no more! We Seven Deities rule and maintain order throughout the world...Asura: You talk too much!
- Signature Move: His "Kurikara Fudo Uchi", which is a fancy way to say "really strong punch".
- Small Name, Big Ego: Despite being the weakest of the Seven Deities, he acts as if he was way stronger than anyone, and is fittingly condescending.Wyzen: Do you think a mere monkey like you can defeat a god?
- Smug Snake: He thinks he is more powerful than he really is and does not know how to use the power he has very effectively.
- Starter Villain: The first of the Seven Deities to fight and get killed by Asura's Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
- Stout Strength: He might be weak by guardian general standards, but he is still stronger than most other demigods, proving boss worthy for six armed Vajra Asura.
- That's No Moon!: As Gongen Wyzen, he's the size of the planet. Not that it helps him.
- The Worf Effect: He basically exists to make the other demigods and such look stronger by comparison.
- Top-Heavy Guy: Well, he's heavy all-around.
- You Talk Too Much!: Asura has the option to say this to him during the beginning of his second fight while delivering a punch to Wyzen's face.
One of the Seven Deities, Augus is master and mentor to Asura and Yasha. Bold and big-hearted, Augus is the type to use his fists to do the talking for him.
He carries a giant nodachi at his side, but never uses it unless he's serious (prior to the game, only Deus pushed him far enough to use it). He mainly uses his bare fists in battle. He sees fighting not as a means to an end, but as a purpose in life.
His mantra affinity is Greed.
- Affably Evil: He may be one of the Seven Deities, but he's still a polite and fun guy to be around, even letting Asura relax with him at a hot spring before their final battle. Nevertheless, he makes it clear during their fight that he will kill Asura.
- Anti-Villain: Really, working for the Seven Deities is the only thing that makes him evil. He doesn't care about Deus's cause, treats his fight with Asura as a case of Nothing Personal, and outright states that he simply goes where his blade takes him.Augus: The world has become a boring place. That fool Deus claims he'll bring salvation to Gaea, he has this grand plan for it all... he actually thinks he's going to save the world. "The Great Rebirth." Ridiculous! They are all too dependent on Mantra; that's why Wyzen and Kalrow were so weak. The battles I fight for them are disappointing, they are unsatisfying. Things were different before. Yes, we used to fight side by side... those were the days...
- Badass Normal: For a demigod, at any rate. Augus believes that relying on Mantra makes one weak, and that this is why Wyzen and Karlow were defeated by Asura. Augus doesn't use Mantra at all, which says something pretty scary about his overall capabilities, as Deus gave him his position after the two of them fought to standstill, and the previous holder of the mantra of greed didn't push into using his sword.
- Bash Brothers: He was this with Asura back in the day, according to him at least.
- BFS: Wailing Dark. Confirmed to be 380,000 kilometers long. And he can extend his blade so that it's long enough to pierce through the freaking Earth!
- Blind Seer: Turns out in his profile that he actually is blind. Even Asura says it outright. Subtle but noticeable in-game, too, as at first glance, Augus' eyes look just like the enraged Asura's, but lack the slightly reddish pupils that mark Asura's eyes. Augus' eyes are pure white.
- Blind Weaponmaster: While his eyes are all white, just like Asura's, they seem to be that way for a different reason. Asura because of Power Glows, Augus because he cannot actually see.
- Blood Knight: Just about every other line that comes out of his mouth has something to do with fighting and how much he loves it. Punctuated by the line:Augus: I don't fight for good, and I don't fight for evil! I just fight!
- Boisterous Bruiser: Despite his love of fighting, he's pretty polite and seems like a pretty fun guy to be around when he's not fighting.
- Cool Old Guy: Even considering his harsh training policies and tendency to strike him for little reason, Augus is a lot nicer to Asura than the other guardian generals, even after becoming one of the seven deities and trying to kill him.
- Climax Boss: You even get an interactive cutscene before fighting him.
- Dirty Old Man: Beyond the quote under The Hedonist, he also like to keep around a pair voluptuous women in bikinis.
- Eccentric Mentor: Very much so. Some of his training with Asura included beating him up. His "reward" involves headbutting him.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Due to his hedonistic lifestyle and mindset, he can't understand why Asura would settle for being a family man when he could enjoy the simpler pleasures of life such as fighting, eating, drinking, and sleeping with beautiful women. Upon dying and seeing Ahria, he seems to reach some level of understanding.
- Evil Counterpart: He gloats about this, but is one to Asura along with a Shadow Archetype. He lacks the love Asura has for his family and few friends, and the depth of character Asura has. In a sense, he is what Asura would be if Asura's Blood Knight tendencies consumed him.
- Expy: Of Kenpachi Zaraki: Defined by a love of battle and constantly seeking strong opponents. When in battle, he wields a nodachi with supernatural properties, and he will hold back in various ways to make the fight last as long as possible. Not particularly loyal to the organization he fights for, he only serves them for the glorious battles they promised, and he earned his position after killing his predecessor. He even expresses pride for the protagonist defeating him in battle, because they were such a Worthy Opponent.
- Like his pupil, he is also an Expy of Sun Wukong, having similar incredible strength, but he also has more direct personality similarities then Asura, such as a rowdy, love of fighting attitude, and a similarly long extendable weapon in the form of Wailing Dark (which, like Wukong's staff, can literally extend from the earth to the moon).
- Flash Step: Can move really damn fast when fighting him, especially when he uses his sword.
- A Glass in the Hand: He expresses his greed through chasing after desires of the flesh, including drunkenness
- Go Out with a Smile: Dies with a content Slasher Smile knowing full well that at least he had, in his own words, "one hell of a battle".
- Go-Karting with Bowser: What's the first thing he does when Asura's weak after just killing Kalrow? Take him to a hot spring resort to rest and relax just before their battle.
- Graceful Loser: Takes his defeat and imminent demise quite well.Augus: That was one hell of a battle! What now? Where will that anger take you? You are not me, yet you continue to fight. You no longer need my training; the one who stands, in the end, is righteous. Walk the path you must, Asura...
- Greed: His Mantra affinity. In his case, the greed for more battles, and his hedonistic lifestyle.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: How he met his end by Asura using what was left of Wailing Dark against him.
- Handicapped Badass: According to his profile, he's blind. But after seeing him fight you wouldn't really notice this at first glance.
- The Hedonist: He lives to fight, eat, drink, and sleep with women. Small wonder that his Mantra affinity is greed.Augus: You fight, then eat good food. You fight, then drink fine wine. You fight, then sleep with beautiful women. Hell, fight with beautiful women! That is what it means to live!
"I have had carnal knowledge of the fairest maidens in Heaven, and have tasted the finest wines of Gaea. But none of it—none of it—excites my blood more than using my blade!"
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Asura kills Augus with his own broken sword.
- Holy Halo: Like the other deities, more prominently seen when powering up.
- Hot-Blooded: He is very eager to fight. Also he is extremely passionate.
- Hot God: He's a very muscular man with a handsome face who wears no shirt.
- Hypocrite: Subverted. Augus briefly complains about the other Deities reliance on mantra. Cut to the middle of his battle with Asura when he activates his mantra reactor, but unlike the other Deities he's not doing so out of desperation but elation at finally fighting an opponent who can force him to go all out, which is what he always wanted. Before that point, he relied solely on his own physical ability and even afterwards only uses it to fire Sword Beams from his now-drawn katana.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: Only draws his sword when the fight is worth it. Prior to that, he'll fight only using his fists or with the sheathed blade. Until his battle against Asura, Deus was the only other person he ever drew it against.
- I Fight for the Strongest Side!: As shown in episode 15.5's interlude, Augus wasn't interested in joining the eight Guardian Generals at first, stating that they were "weaklings". Then Deus came along and fought him to a draw. After the fight, Deus promises Augus that all battles will be like the one they were in if he joins his cause. Augus complies.
- Implacable Man: Asura — at base strength without any extra arms — can't even budge him from where he stands.
- Klingon Promotion: Inherited the position of Guardian General from the one he killed.
- Large Ham: Just like his pupil.
- Leitmotif: "Broadminded", and the fourth movement from Dvorak's Symphony No. 9, "From the New World".
- Lightning Bruiser: Like his pupil more bruiser than lightning, though with his sword out, he gains a lot more lightning.
- Meteor Move: In the most literal, and most amazing, way possible. Must be seen to believed.
- Might Makes Right: Certainly seems to believe this.Augus: The one who stands in the end is righteous...
- Mr. Fanservice: Despite being older than Asura, age certainly has been kind to him. Hell, Ch. 10 has him and Asura in a hot spring naked. With Censor Steam of course.
- Named Weapons/I Call It "Vera": He wields an extending katana called Wailing Dark.
- Noble Demon: Augus may only live to fight, but he wants Asura to be at the top of his game when he does. So he takes him to Kanazuki Spring to rejuvenate and relax for once in the game since everything hit the fan.
- "Not So Different" Remark: Says this about him and Asura, how they both love to fight, and that the only place they belong is in battle. Asura begs to differ.Augus: I don't fight for good and I don't fight for evil, I just fight! I will say it once more: I am you, and you are me!Asura: I am nothing like you!Augus: Then tell me, how are we so different?Asura: You wouldn't understand, even if I sent you to Naraka!Augus: Then make me understand, Asura, with your fists!
- Occidental Otaku: His reincarnation in the Japanese version, who came to Japan to collect Japanese swords, and tries his best to speak Japanese to locals that look like former Demi-god minions.
- Old Master: Asura's and Yasha's, to be exact.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Augus feels that he is the best equipped to defeat Asura, seeing as he trained him, and he feels his comrades are over-reliant on Mantra.Augus: Do you worry for him? You need not fear. He will not die yet. When he does, it will be by these hands.
- Punch-Clock Villain: Augus doesn't care at all for Deus' cause, and actually expresses some disgust at the idea of ending the war with the Gohma. In fact, he's the only Guardian General not present when Deus throws Asura from space note . He only works with Deus because he promised an endless slew of good fights, with them culminating in his final confrontation with Asura.
- Psychological Projection: He projects his own Blood Knight nature on Asura. Asura, who is fighting to save his daughter and not for fun, is not amused and keeps telling Augus to shut up whenever he tries to claim they aren't so different during their boss battle. In the end, Asura's desire to protect his daughter gives him the strength to defeat Augus. As Augus lays dying, he finally acknowledges that he was wrong about Asura and encourages him to walk his own path.
- Sequential Boss: You fight him when he just uses his fists, and then when he uses his sword.
- Silver Fox: He's a handsome, well muscled older man who wears no shirt, exposing his muscular physique.
- Sink-or-Swim Mentor: His training includes pitting Asura against live Gohma.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: Though it doesn't really faze him. He actually grins.
- Sword Beam: Spams this after unsheathing Wailing Dark.
- Training Boss: Episode 3 in the tutorial level. Is a Heads I Win, Tails You Lose scenario, but justified since Asura was still in training back then.Augus: You learn quickly. Here is your reward. [Headbutts Asura]
- Walking Shirtless Scene: More often than not he has no shirt.
- You Kill It, You Bought It: The 15.5 DLC reveals how Augus became a Guardian General. He killed one, which piqued Deus' interest in him. After the two fought, Augus agreed to serve him as long as all his fights were as great as the one they had (which was enough for him to take out his sword).
The eldest of the Seven Deities. A cunning and sly tactician, Kalrow has others carry out what he has planned and rarely makes an effort to do anything himself. He is researching an easier way to manage both the humans and the Gohma.
Kalrow is quite skilled at fooling others with his illusions.
His mantra affinity is Sloth.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Unfortunately for him, he's not very good at it. He never once thinks to just apologize to Asura for the kidnapping of his daughter or the death of his wife, instead opting to go on about how what he and the other Seven Deities will lead to eternal paradise. Not a very smart thing to do considering that he's doing this as Asura's crumpling his escape pod like a tin can.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: His crimes are killing civilians, trying to kill Asura afterwards, and his Reincarnation does literal Jaywalking, and is ratted out by Chun-Li for doing so.
- Beam Spam: Has his entire fleet focus its Exorcism beams on Asura. Twice. It doesn't take.
- Beard of Evil: The beard is to emphasize his age but contrasts with the bare chinned Asura anyway
- Brilliant, but Lazy: His mantra affinity is Sloth. He focuses on strategies for others to carry out to win the day.Kalrow: My strategies are flawless. There is no need for us to be on the front. You need but sit back and await our victory.
- Cruel Mercy: Thinks he's attempting this with Asura at first."Enjoy your new lease on life."
- Cutscene Boss: For all purposes, he doesn't even put up a fight.
- Dirty Coward: While a brilliant strategist, Kalrow himself is too frail and slow to accommodate fighting in battle and will often rely on his cunning to fight. The reality of it is while he acts smug and self assured he is not above begging for his life after trolling the main character non-stop when he finally catches him. Yep he died a very pathetic, miserable death indeed in the end.
- Einstein Hair: Portrayed with unkempt hair.
- The Evil Genius: When your super powers generally translated into hitting things, come from mantras and your mantra is sloth you kind of have to be because he would technically be at his strongest when most adverse to actually fighting the Gohma himself.
- Evil Old Folks: He forces the village Asura came across to kneel to him and his troops for forgiveness for associating with Asura, and then kills them anyway. When Asura questions why he's doing it, he mocks that any reasons he has for his actions are beyond Asura's understanding.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Squashed inside an escape pod by Asura. And we see the entire thing.
- Holy Halo: Like all other deities.
- Mad Scientist: The chief scientist of the deities.
- Master Swordsman: The Official complete works says he's one of these, though we don't see it in game. He's not as strong as Augus is, though.
- Oh, Crap!: When he realizes Asura latched on to his escape pod. He also has this reaction when Asura survives a laser blast fired at him point blank.
- Power Floats: He's never seen on his feet and is always floating or riding on his cane.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: He attempts to escape from Asura via an escape pod. It doesn't go well for him though.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: It's largely ineffective, though, as the Kalrow you punch is really a hologram.
- The Strategist: Aside from being the chief scientist of the deities, he also directs the fleets.
- The Unfought: Likely the most justified example. He's old and has an affinity for the lack of desire to move.
- Too Important to Walk: He's never seen walking, instead riding on his cane. His reincarnation also rides on a segway, to the frustration of Officer Chun-Li.
- Villain Teleportation: By way of projected images.
One of the Seven Deities and Deus' adjutant general. Completely devoted to Deus, there is almost never a time when she is not seen by Deus' side.
She burns with hatred for anyone or anything that attempts to interfere with Deus' plans.
Olga speaks in an intellectual manner and a bewitching scent trails behind her wherever she goes.
She commands the fleets stationed in Gaea's orbit.
Her mantra affinity is Lust.
- An Ice Person: Puts Mithra in cryostasis by way of her powers in episode 2.
- Asshole Victim: Is brutally killed by Chakravartin when she tried killing Mithra to spite Asura and Yasha, even though they had both saved the world.
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: Seems to be her basic strategy at most of her opposition.
- Avenging the Villain: Shows up in the true ending in order to avenge Deus, but is quickly killed by the Golden Spider.
- Climax Boss: Berserker Asura versus her massive space fleet.
- Dark Action Girl: Commander of the space armada of Shinkoku, which she uses to strafe and demolish Shinkoku against her coworker's wishes. Despite having a mantra which she seems to be making a lot of use of, we do not get to see the action part in action.
- Dark Chick: Of the Seven Deities
- Dragon Their Feet: After Asura blows up the fleet, Olga plays no further part in the game until the true ending where she tries to kill Mithra to avenge Deus.
- Evil Brit: The only deity to speak with a clearly British accent.
- General Ripper: She will stop at nothing to destroy Asura, even bombing the hell out of villages populated by innocent humans, and utilizing the Brahmastra to take him out, wasting Mantra energy that was meant to destroy Vlitra in the process.Olga: All units! Destroy the village and Asura along with it!
- Happiness in Slavery: Her radical devotion to her lord's designs coupled with an equally fanatical hatred of those she deems detrimental to Deus's plans only proves how much of a lack of personality she really has; even despite the amount of pomp and snobbery she showcases to hide it, in her exact words she proclaimed all individuals both mortal and god alike were all chess pieces moved by his will, there was no need for her or Yasha or anyone else to think for themselves.
- Her rant about loss comes across as incredibly two-faced in the end when it was she, the jerk who didn't even want her, and a host of co-conspirators, who usurped a celestial armada and framed Asura for the death of its emperor, took advantage of and wholesale slaughtered humanity to gather Mantra, and then wasted thousands of years worth of Mantra trying to kill Asura with Brahmastra, rendering Deus' plan all but doomed to fail. It makes it hard not to feel abject joy at her undignified if albeit all too deserved end at the hands of a despicable Demiurge.
- Jerkass: Beyond her bombing of a village to kill Asura, she also isn't bothered by using the Brahmastra to try and kill him, feeling the Deities could just collect more. Her desire for revenge on Asura and Yasha after Deus' death indicates she puts avenging her leader above saving the world.
- Lust: Her Mantra affinity. However, she only has eyes for Deus.
- Men Are the Expendable Gender: She is the only survivor of Asura's onslaught by game's end until she gets killed by the Chakravartin.
- More Deadly Than the Male: While not much of a fighter, she prefers to use much more aggressive tactics compared to the other deities, especially when it comes to bombing villages. Subverted in Asura's presence, especially in his berserker form, which causes her to high tail it away from him.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Her reckless abandon in the bombardment of the new village Asura happened to come across which ended in the deaths of countless people, chief among them the human girl whom our hero had befriended. In her haste to eliminate an obstacle towards her masters goals the death of her enemies friend that was on her hands only served to reinforce said problem, real smooth.
- Stalker with a Crush: With Deus to a tee, with requisite doses of Single-Target Sexuality and Undying Loyalty.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: She personally firebombed an entire village in an attempt to get rid of Asura, and when his berserk mode is unleashed, decides to fire the Brahmastra at him.
- The Unfought: Instead of directly fighting Asura and Yasha in the base game's true ending, she's killed by Chakravartin, paving the road for the DLC-exclusive Act IV: Nirvana.
One of the Seven Deities and an admirer of the arts. He is Deus' (slightly psychotic) right hand man.
Sergei is constantly looking for all things beautiful. Despite his artistic airs, he never hesitates in making decisions, which makes him look cruel at times. He is the one who kills Durga, Asura's wife, during the coup d'etat.
His mantra affinity is Vanity.
- Admiring the Abomination: After being gutted by Wrath Asura, he gushes over how magnificent he is and goads him into finishing him off.Sergei: Magnificent! This is the rage I have been searching for! How exquisite! Beauty, pure beauty! Your wrath is glorious, Asura!
- Agent Peacock: He is shown to be able to easily vanquish Gohma, despite his comparatively lanky build and non-physicality. We never really get to see him do this though, just the after-effects of his work along someone else.
- Ambiguously Gay: Expresses his love for Wrath Asura many times over.
- Ax-Crazy: Clearly enjoys killing done in Deus' plan and like to get creative with new ways of mass murder.
- "Blind Idiot" Translation: In the Japanese voiceover, he says "Utsukushii!" when praising his love for Asura. Literally speaking, it is much closer to the English equivalent "It takes my breath away!", indicating that Wrath Asura is like a piece of perfect art. "It's beautiful!" is an appropriate but less impactful synonym.
- Blood from the Mouth: The entire time he is held by Wrath Asura.
- Co-Dragons: With Yasha to Deus. Hes the assassin to Yashas enforcer.
- Combat Sadomasochist: He takes amusement in Asura ripping him to pieces.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Is gutted by Wrath Asura, who then stomps on his head.
- The Dragon: To Deus. Thus was the one he entrusted with killing Durga.
- Expy: Of Vega, in terms of personality. Considering the game's publisher, that isn't surprising at all.
- The Fighting Narcissist: And with a literal god complex, to boot.
- For the Evulz: His primary reason for killing Durga was to get a reaction out of the stoic Yasha. Even then, Yasha was such a believer in the cause that he was willing to accept his sister as a casualty.
- Giggling Villain: Laughs a lot, especially after being sliced up by Asura.
- Holy Halo: Appropriately in the shape of a crescent moon, representing his lunacy.
- In Love with Your Carnage: He takes almost orgasmic pleasure in watching destruction (and in Episode 14 he actually seems to flat out have one when he watches the city's mortal souls get harvested for Mantra). His last words have him going on about how beautiful he finds Asura's destructive rage.
- Kick the Dog: Killing Durga.
- Karmic Death: He kills Asura's wife, so her husband grabs him and proceeds to gut him like a fish before stomping his head to a stain on the floor.
- Lunacy: He invokes this with his crescent shaped halo and is also the most unstable of the Seven Deities.
- Meaningful Name: Sergei is the Russian form of the Latin Sergius, which means servant or the high one, further emphasizing his position as Deus' right hand man.
- Milking the Giant Cow: His gestures are noticeably more expressive than the other characters.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: He spends a substantial part of Episodes 14 and 15 grilling Yasha, first for his wavering in the greater cause of the Seven Deities that's seen twelve thousand years of constant murder and harvesting of mortal souls, and then later for knowing full well that Sergei murdered Durga and doing nothing about it. He even ends the last part by praising Yasha for being a "loyal dog of Deus" and saying he deserves a treat while laughing in his face. He ends up helping turn Yasha against Deus.
- Nightmare Fetishist: Death and violence in general. He loves watching things suffer and die in beautiful and artistic ways.
- Offscreen Villainy: He supposedly had a record of killing many people over the 12,000 years that passed. However, he was never shown to kill anyone aside from Durga.
- Oh, Crap!: While he doesn't seem to give a damn about being torn nearly in two and gushes over the raw anger Wrath Asura displays, he looks horrified right before Asura crushes his head like a grape. Before that, he has a minor one when his purification fleet explodes out of the blue, then it graduates to a major one as the one responsible lands right in front of him and looks him straight in the face.
- Took a Level in Kindness: His human reincarnation is shown to be some sort of pop star or celeberity. While still as vain as ever, he is also much kinder, thanking his audience and for everyone being alive.
- Troll: He revealed that he was Durga's killer just to provoke a reaction from Yasha. It's implied by some texts that he didn't even have orders to kill her, but did it anyway just to piss off Asura.
- The Unfought: Killed off by Wrath Asura in a cutscene.
- Visual Kei: His reincarnation is basically a Visual Kei dancer.
- Butt-Monkey: Dojis and Taisons tend to be the butt of jokes, especially in episode 10.
- Red Shirt Army: They are there mainly to let the eight guardian generals get straight to the larger Gohma.
Low-ranking officers of the Shinkoku army. What they lack in brains and brawns, they make up with huge amounts of numbers and being able to use multiple different weapons. Their official name is "Purification Troop Private Doji".
- Blade on a Stick: Doji on foot are armed with spears.
Middle ranking warrior class officers in the Shinkoku army. They tend to be commanders of the the Doji's leading them into battle, and use an assortment of blade based weaponry. Their official name is "Purification Troop Captain Rasho".
High ranking soldiers of the Shinkoku army. They have nothing but utmost respect for the Seven deities, but to everyone else they speak in a condenscending and rude manner. Their official names are "Purification Troop Major Taison", with a subclass of known as Taison Nyudo, who are even bigger and stronger.
- BFG Taisons tend to have these, and Taison Nyudo has a very large laser cannon.
- The Worf Effect: The first Taison after getting knocked down by Asura is easily crushed and killed by the first Gohma Crusher.
Operator-type members of the Shinkoku Army. They act in a cold unemotional robotic manner that allows them to process high amounts of information at a time. Their official name is "Machination Troop Operator Kagebosh".
- Animalistic Abomination: Each type of Gohma is based on a specific animal, which ties into the fact that they're a manifestation of Gaia's Vengeance given shape by Mantra.
- Bait-and-Switch Boss: The first Gohma Crusher that shows up after finishing off the Taison Asura was fighting looks like it'll be a boss battle. Instead, Wyzen shows up to take it out in two hits, becoming the actual boss.
- Batman Can Breathe in Space: They can live and fight in outer space with no problem.
- The Corruption: They only exist to take the souls of the living and because someone thought it would be interesting to see what the planet would do if had an army bent to its will. Unfortunately, the planet wasn't feeling very generous.
- Gaia's Vengeance: Demigods frequently refer to them as "the will of the planet".
- Leitmotif: "Demon ruination". Larger Gohma have "Demon curse".
- Living Lava: They're all made of molten magma.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: They're all obsidian in colour, with streaks of red where their veins should be.
- Unstoppable Rage: They are the very will of Gaia that have become completely lost to rage and hatred.
The weakest of the Gohma, Crushers look like great apes. They tend to hunt humans together in packs, and are led by a primary Howler, who is especially dangerous.
- Killer Gorilla: They're ape-like Gohma which form pack to terrorize humans. Each pack is lead by a primary Howler, which resembles a silverback.
Flying Gohma that range from small to medium that resemble manta rays. They spew lava from above making them a very dangerous opponent to fight on the land.
Middle sized Gohma that resemble rhinoceroses. They often accompany a group of smaller Gohma. They attack by charging, using their deadly horns to impale anything in their path. When cornered, they can make a small earthquakes by stomping their feet.
Large sized Gohma that resemble elephants with the vertebral structure of a gorilla. They are often accompanied by groups of smaller Gohma. They have incredible destructive power capable of launching magma and lasers out of their long trunks.
Large Gohma that resemble turtles. They are often accompanied by groups of smaller Gohma. Despite their large frame and looking like turtles they possess incredible speed, and can shoot magma out of their mouths.
- Spin Attack: The'll occasionally retract into their shells and spin around the arena in hopes of hitting Asura.
- Turtle Power: Squashers are oversized tortoises that are much more resilient than any other land-based Gohma short of the Gohma Crusher.
Large air-based Gohma that resemble gigantic lion fish. They often appear accompanied by groups of smaller Gohma. They are very dangerous shooting down flying aircraft with bolts of magma, and in their fins are massive stingers that can be shot out.
Colossal Gohma that resemble octopi and ammonites. They are able to fight in outer space, using their long tentacles to crush battleships in their grip.
- Tentacled Terror: Lashers look like a combination of octopuses and shelled cephalopods. They take this to an extreme, being an entire mile or more in length from the top of their heads to the end of their tentacles.
Massive land-based Gohma with the body of a turtle and the head of a king cobra. They command thousands of lesser Gohma, can summon storms just by existing and wherever they walk, the land they leave behind is forever uninhabitable.
- Walking Wasteland: They're said to make the environment completely uninhabitable where ever they walk.
Gargantuan Gohma that resemble clams and barnacles. They serve as carriers that bring other Gohma into outer space by transporting them within their shells.
- Airborne Aircraft Carrier: Carriers have this as a primary function of deploying other, smaller Gohma into space.
The most powerful of all Gohma, initially appearing as a giant whale. It appears every few thousand years to wreak havoc upon civilization. It is the embodiment of the planet's rage, unleashing Gohma upon any who threaten to harm the planet. In between appearances, it feeds on souls of anything that dies on the planet, growing even stronger.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Yes, that thing really is as a big as the image makes it out to be; in fact in terms of player size to boss size, it is possibly the biggest boss in video game history to date.note
- Big Bad Ensemble: With Deus, the leader of the Seven Deities. The Gohma Viltra is a force of rage threatening to cause untold damage to Earth and must be stopped. While it outlives Deus, it's soon revealed that Chakravartin was in fact behind everything.
- Bishōnen Line: Vlitra's Core. In a unique twist, it exists independent alongside the outer form on the Earth's surface.
- Climax Boss: If you download the DLC, it becomes this alongside Deus.
- Disc-One Final Boss: If you download Part IV.
- Draconic Abomination: The form it uses to battle the gods is a planet-sized eight-headed dragon made out of lava.
- The Dreaded: Everyone is afraid of this thing, even Deus.
- Eldritch Abomination: Unless you download more episodes and find out its origin, the best the demi-gods can come up with is "the planet is upset with us so Vlitra comes out every once and while."
- Evil Counterpart: Its final form, Vlitra Core, is modeled after Asura's Berserker form. Yasha lampshades it.
- Greater-Scope Villain: To a lesser extent than Chakravartin. Everything that Deus and the other Seven Deities did was in the name of killing Vlitra, and its "children" remain a constant threat to humans and demigods alike, yet Vlitra itself only appears twice in the plot, with a span of 12,500 years between appearances.
- Humanoid Abomination: Vlitra Core. A monstrous magma man that looks largely like Asura's berserker form, complete with 4 enlarged arms emerging from it's back, and just as pissed as Asura is.
- Leitmotif: "Star's Outcry".
- Living Lava: It's a massive monstrosity made of lava and ingenious rock. Particularly in its core form, it likes to attack by unleashing a Ground Pound that releases columns of magma skyward, as well as creating and hardening a hunk of magma into volcanic rock to fire like a missile.
- Meaningful Name: Vlitra is a great dragon from Hindu myth who is the personification of drought, defeated by Indra using a column made of ocean's foam at twilight, as he promised it not to harm it with anything made of metal, wood or stone, nor anything that was dry or wet, or during the day or the night. This is reflected in Gohma Vlitra being an almighty monstrous personification of a force of nature that the resident lightning god-king (Deus) desires to defeat once and for all.
- Mirror Boss: The humanoid core looks like a bigger, even meaner version of Berserker Asura, complete with being Multi-Armed and Dangerous.
- One-Winged Angel: After Deus is defeated, it steals all the accumulated souls the Deities gathered and grows even bigger and into an...
- Orochi: It takes this form, with eight giant heads that have a wide enough circumference to tower over the planet.
- Readings Are Off the Scale: Its Impurity Level is labelled as "Immeasurable", and Deus himself states it has "limitless" power. In the end, it took Yasha and Asura empowered by Mithra and the latter awakening his second-to-last 11th-Hour Superpower to gain the strength necessary to overcome it.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Hides inside the planet Earth and is usually resting in order to prepare to come back out on the surface.
- Sequential Boss: You fight its forces that come up from the earth first, then one of its heads, then all its heads and then its face(?), then its core in the Earth's center.
- Shadow Archetype: In two ways. The core represents what would have happened if Asura had given into his mindless rage as Berserker Asura. He'd have become an unreasoning monster lashing out at everything blindly. Moreover, had he taken Chakravartin up on his offer, Asura would have ended up a pawn just like Vlitra.
- Space Whale: Its initial form at the beginning of the game, and presumably the one the Shinkoku forces know it best in, resembles a great whale crossed with a dragon.
- Stealth Pun: It's Leitmotif is called "Star's Outcry", stars have been considered as planets, so the title can be read as "Planet's Outcry".
- Unwitting Pawn: In the end, Chakravartin exploited Gaea's rage for his own purposes. While he gave the planet mantra and in turn the ability to summon the Gohma, it did exactly what Chakravartin expected it to do.
- Wave-Motion Gun: In two stripes; its Space Whale and Orochi forms fire giant red beams of energy from the "mouth" structures ala a Breath Weapon, while the Vlitra Core form fires them Kamehame Hadoken style from its hands.
The ruler of Naraka. After Asura is killed, he guides his soul back to the real world.
- Big Good: At first glance, being the one who motivates and guides Asura out of Naraka and giving him cryptic advice, he would certainly seem to be this. However, around the point he starts praising the power and fury of Asura's Berserker and Wrath forms is when one might get the feeling he's hiding an agenda of his own.
- Clockwork Creature: He's quite mechanical, to say the least.
- Deadpan Snarker: He has his moments.Golden Spider: Twelve thousand years have passed since you were here last, but that's nothing to a demigod like yourself, now is it?
- Leitmotif: "One who spins ideas."
- Razor Floss: His spider threads aren't just for show, being strong enough to not just stop Olga's sword from killing Mithra, but also strong enough to yank it right out of her hands and then kill her shortly afterwards.
- Sneaky Spider: Plays this trope straight due to his manipulative and ambiguous goals while constantly egging on Asura to resurrect himself after each death. Becomes clear when he's revealed as Chakravartin and his plan was to get Asura to save Mithra so he can use her as a vessel to manifest his true form.
- Stealth Pun: "Spinning ideas" is what he essentially does.
- Trickster Mentor: Helps Asura to escape Naraka by angering him with probing questions that restore his memory.Asura: Who are you?
- Troll: He actually uses this as a means to help Asura. Later revealed to be a ploy to get Asura pissed off enough to return to Gaea to complete his plans.Golden Spider: You certainly are incompetent. I'll wager that is one of your more charming features.
A girl of the village that enshrine Asura's remains after his first battle with Yasha. She bears a striking resemblance to Asura's daughter, Mithra. Though faithful and worshipful towards Asura, after her father died alongside many other humans when the Seven Deities "purified" her village from attacking Gohma, she began to harbor hatred for the gods and is the only one to renounce them.
- Broken Pedestal: All those innocent humans dying senselessly at the hands of the gods they worshipped, among whom were Ahria's father, led to Ahria's rejection of the Seven Deities as well as the Martyrdom Culture that the human population had been indoctrinated with by them.
- Doomed Hometown: Her hometown was attacked sometime ago by Gohma, prompting the Seven Deities to purify the area... without care for any humans who got caught in the crossfire. While the village wasn't completely wiped out, the massacre left its mark on Ahria, who went on to become a Nay-Theist.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": The narration only ever refers to her as "Girl".
- Morality Chain: To Asura. She is the only one shown to be able to calm Asura down, and Asura goes to great lengths to keep her safe. When she dies he completely loses it.
- Nay-Theist: Unlike other humans, she curses the Seven Deities for the sacrifices they demand, but worships Asura as a protector god of sorts.
- No Name Given: Even in the in-game profiles and the credits she's known simply as "The Girl". It wasn't until supplemental materials◊ came out that she was finally given an actual name (Ahria) which was one of the words in her dialogue when she responded to Asura in their first meeting◊.
- Sacrificial Lion: Her death causes Asura to cross the Despair Event Horizon and take on the form of Berserker, destroying most of Olga's fleet in the process.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: She looks just like Mithra, right down to sharing her Japanese voice actress. This helps to explain why Asura took her death extremely badly.
- The Unintelligible: Just like the random villagers through the game, her dialogue is simply gibberish to the audience. However, you are privy to her lines in episodes 8 and 11's interludes.
The 128th Emperor of Shinkoku. The highest authority in Shinkoku, he had the Eight Guardian Generals under his direct command. Without any gains being made in the endless war with the Gohma, the Emperor began to lose hope in their victory. He was betrayed and killed by one of his own Guardian Generals, Deus.
- Ignored Expert: While he wasn't a warrior or soldier of any sort, performing a mass exodus into space to seek a new home for his people so they could be free from the Gohma wasn't a bad plan at all. Unfortunately, even if Deus hadn't betrayed and killed him over said plan, it's unlikely that Chakravartin would have allowed them to leave Gaea in peace before he had his "successor", even if that meant he would just recreate the Gohma wherever they ended up.
- Sacrificial Lamb: He exists to die and give the current ruler an excuse to kill the main character and his wife, so that their daughter can then be exploited without any fuss.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Not that Deus or those loyal to him would agree. He wanted to evacuate the planet so that his people would be able to live in peace free of the Gohma instead of keeping the endless fighting going. This ended getting him killed by Deus, who wanted to keep on fighting so that he could eradicate the Gohma for good.
The omnipotent god that controls the world of Gaea and the true identity of the Golden Spider. He is attempting to find an heir to take his place as the next god of Gaea through the trials that he puts the world through. No one on Gaea is aware of his existence.
- Above Good and Evil: Believes himself to be this: as the one who created the world and all life upon it, he thinks himself to be beyond ethics and morality... Which is why he has no compunctions about creating, and annihilating, all life on the world an endless number of times in pursuit of his goal.
- Action Commands: In a major surprise, the computer deigns to show us Chakravartin's own which show up at the end of the final fight with him, showing his power gradually weakening as the game pits Asura and your action commands against Chakravartin's. Eventually, Chakravartin will start messing up his inputs.
- Anthropomorphic Personification: Claims to represent Samsara, the Wheel of Life and Death. If this is true, then he represents all the suffering in the universe. Explains so very much.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: His giant form; so powerful and so big it not only dwarfs Destructor Asura and every other character in the game, but also draws in galaxies just by existing. Far and away the biggest boss in videogame history by sheer size.
- Bishōnen Line: Does this twice. After using Mithra's power to fully manifest, he appears as a huge many-armed humanoid. After he loses his temper with Asura, he sheds that form to manifest as a much more streamlined skeleton wearing a robe and an Expressive Mask, decked out to resemble a Buddha statue.
- Bring It: Two particular moments stand out:
- The first occurs after his transformation from the Golden Spider to his divine form:Asura: You're the one I should kill!
Chakravartin: Very well. Another trial.
- The second is during their final fight on the Astral Plane:Asura: Your time is up!
Chakravartin: I have heard those words before.
- The first occurs after his transformation from the Golden Spider to his divine form:
- Combat Breakdown: Coinciding with his Villainous Breakdown. After Asura hits him one too many times, Chakravartin loses it, throws away his staffs and engages Asura in a Pummel Duel. After losing that, he transforms into his Creator form and starts fighting like his old self, but as the fight rages on and Asura starts making cracks in his armor, the fight eventually devolves into a brutal, knockdown drag-out fistfight.
- Cosmic Entity: Besides being able to effect events on a planetary scale, the Golden Spider oversees reincarnation, making him an integral part of life in the setting. With a living vessel he can effect events on a cosmic scale. Cosmic meaning multiple galaxies in this case.
- Dark Is Evil: He's mainly Light Is Not Good, but the moment he reveals his final "Creator" form, he takes on a decidedly more sinister appearance, going from an angelic multi-armed being to a monstrous, gaunt skeletal humanoid wearing some sort of armor resembling his previous form. Heck, even his mantra takes on a dark greyish color scheme and he attacks by throwing knives made of it.
- Deader Than Dead: He doesn't reincarnate like the rest of the characters do, as he seems to lack an earthly soul and without Mantra he quite literally cannot exist.
- Defiant to the End: To put it simply, Chakravartin takes quite the beating before he finally dies.
- Demonic Possession: Of Mithra. He needs a vessel of suitable power over Mantra to manifest his real form and act freely in the world.
- Determinator: Much like Deus before him, Chakravartin does not give up, and takes quite a few stages to whittle down. As pointed out elsewhere on this page, you have to fill up. and use your Instant-Win Button ten times on him to defeat him. And even then, he goes down fighting as you slowly overpower him.
- Dimension Lord: The world as the characters know it is the dimension he lords over, though he implies there are others out there that need him.
- Dissonant Serenity: Non-nonchalantly states that he'll destroy Gaea and then recreate it after Asura rejects his offer, and states he's done that in the past an unspecified number of times. Says something about his Lack of Empathy, and it's a far cry from the Deadpan Snarker Troll personality he adopted as the Golden Spider.
- Everything's Better with Rainbows: He also has a more traditional Holy Halo made out of various rings of light, one of which is a full circular rainbow to symbolize his complete control over Mantra.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He doesn't understand why Asura would reject his offer even if it meant having his daughter back.Chakravartin: You are the Redeemer! You must become the god of this world!
Asura: Not everything bends to your will!
Chakravartin: It must! You will accept your fate. If you do not, this world will come to an end!
- Evil Counterpart: To Asura. He is visually everything Asura is not; a spindly, effeminate, glowing golden god of life and creation, with smooth flesh-toned skin and pure white eyes, in contrast to a muscular, scarred, demonic red entity of wrath and destruction. Both are the only things in each other's power level, and fight with multiple arms and energy blasts, but Asura relies heavily on his physical strength and rarely uses his ranged attacks. Chakravartin only attacks physically after Asura provokes him into a Villainous Breakdown. His final form is more clearly a counterpart to Asura's Wrath form, in the same way that the Vlitra Core was a counterpart to his Berserker form.
- Evil Is Bigger: Even his smaller final form is about a head taller than Asura.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Not so much as the Golden Spider, but once he reveals his true identity he starts speaking in a deeper, more booming voice.
- Face Palm Of Doom: Screwing up the second input for the time-stop QTE causes him to grab Asura's head with his hand to emit a dark explosion directly in his face.
- Faux Affably Evil: He seems to be a polite fellow considering he's an absolute monster with no qualms with doing all sorts of horrible things in the name of finding an heir. However, it's a façade for his cold, ruthless side, and he quickly drops the act when Asura defies him via a fist to the face.
- Fights Like a Normal: While his divine form is mostly a Long-Range Fighter, in his final form he's an adept martial artist, along with his powers.
- God: He spins the threads of life and governs the life of all of existence.
- A God Am I: Just like the rest of the enemies in the game, except this time it's truly a Justified Trope.
- God Is Evil: Despite his claims, he's a callous manipulator that has no moral concerns over the suffering and death he causes.
- Gold and White Are Divine: His usual divine form is clad in golden robes, and is definitely the one being that can be recognized as God in this setting.
- Gone Horribly Right: His attempts at turning Asura into his heir as the Redeemer worked... but in doing so, he gave Asura every reason in the world to want him dead in addition to that great power, creating the one being that could and would kill him.
- Greater-Scope Villain: The real final bad guy of the game, as hinted in the Ep 18 recap. The Gohma Viltra and the war between the deities was all part of his plan to create a new supreme deity for Gaea, even going so far as to pose as a Big Good to Asura.Chakravartin: I am the guide of all beings. The one who bestowed Mantra upon your ancestors. I had the planet's will give birth to Vlitra and scattered the Gohma around this world to test you. All to shape you into a suitable vessel. The one who controls the planet is the one fit to guide it.
- Holy Halo: Consisting of a massive number of hands, like Kanon.
- Humanoid Abomination: His creator form, which is smaller and ditches the many arms for a more recognizable humanoid form, but resembles a blackened skeleton wearing a silver skin coating.
- Humiliation Conga: Near the last leg of the final battle, Chakravartin sports his own Sanskrit lettered Action Commands. But after getting hit repeatedly by Asura's barrage, he physically staggers and the action commands start to fail. Asura is just casually pummeling him and countering his attempts to fight back at this point, giving a rather epic and angry speech how he's not going to take any more crap from anyone that calls himself a god and/or makes his daughter cry.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: What he does to Asura with his hands after screwing up the third input for the throw QTE.
- Jerkass God: Taken Up to Eleven, and is even worse than Seven Deities combined.
- Killed Off for Real: Asura killing him inside his own event horizon seems to have destroyed him mind, body and soul. Notably, he does not reincarnate.
- Lack of Empathy: He honestly doesn't even seem to understand why Asura hates him for unleashing the Gohma and causing eons of uncountable suffering on Gaea. His casual dialogue about destroying the planet as easily as some people cut grass speak volumes.
- Lean and Mean: In contrast with Asura's muscle and bulk, Chakravartin The Creator is quite spindly. This form is still strong enough that it can swing him around like a rag-doll and throw him all over the place. The game's rule of making story and gameplay go hand in hand enforce this trope, as succeeding in the quick-time events in this part of the fight has Asura use agility and reflexes to counter Chakravartin's physical might.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Close to the end of the Creator form fight you start to see his QTEs.
- Leitmotif: "Aurora borealis", and "One who spins samsara".
- Light Is Not Good: A big schtick of his, just look at the Golden Spider and his normal form. Lots of gold and white! On the other hand, he brings out some Dark Is Evil in his Creator form, see Red and Black and Evil All Over below.
- Man Behind the Man: He tells Asura that he is the one responsible for the Gohma apparition, using them as a way to test the gods' resolve and making him indirectly responsible for all the suffering perpetuated by Vlitra and the Seven Deities over the eons.
- Marathon Boss: The final fight with him causes the entire episode to last nearly a full hour, counting the cutscenes.
- Mirror Boss: His final form. Even more so than Vlitra.
- Moving the Goalposts: He invokes this when Mithra asks him why there are still Gohma even after Vlitra has been destroyed.Chakravartin: Indeed, the source of the Gohma was defeated, and thus the Gohma should no longer appear. But in the end, it is just my manipulation of the planet's rage. My creation. If I so choose to do so, I can spawn as many Gohma as I wish. That is all there is to it.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: He has even more arms than Asura, and that's not counting the ones that make up his halo.
- Names to Trust Immediately: Subverted.
- Nonindicative Name: Chakravartin means "ideal universal ruler" in Indian religions, but he doesn't fit the ethical, benevolent, or the "ideal" part in the slightest.
- Noodle Incident: When Asura yells "Your time is up!" at him, Chakravartin's only reply is "I have heard those words before," with no further explanation as to who else got this far in defying him, when, or how many times he's heard it before.
- No-Sell: After revealing himself as the one behind the game's events, an enraged Asura throws himself at Chakravartin and punches him with everything he's got. Chakaravartin stops him with his finger. The following boss fight has him simply stand in place and tank everything Asura and Yasha throw at him, up to stopping Mantra Asura in his tracks with no more than a few of his arms, just to show off how impossibly powerful he is compared to them.
- Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: He tries to come across as the opposite, saying he was causing the world suffer in order to get an heir after countless Eons of destroying and recreating the planet of Gaea, so that he can explore other worlds and guide others. Asura calls him out on this immensely, and as he beats down Chakravartin, it's obvious that Chakravartin's intentions are nothing but shallow excuses to feed his god complex.
- Omniscient Morality License: Averted. He's remade the world time and again for no reason except to get someone to take his job so he can do the same things somewhere else, instead of properly caring or guiding the creatures he's created; nobody can stand him or his claims that he's doing this for a good reason.Mithra: Why not just let us be? We finally found peace.
Chakravartin: Your peace is but a fleeting moment in the eternal span of time. One who can guide your kind on the right path must be chosen.
Mithra: If it is a fleeting moment, why not leave us to savor it?
Chakravartin: It is my destiny as the one who possesses power.
Mithra: In that case, your power is not needed!
- Outside-Context Problem: The other antagonists of the game only considered themselves gods, but whose abilities had limits. Chakravartin, however, is an actual god, and whom not even the combined might of Asura nor Yasha could defeat, forcing Yasha to give the Mantra Reactor of the Karmic Fortress to Asura and sacrifice own life to get Asura to a level good enough to combat Chakravartin.
- Physical God: Despite his godly attributes his physical form relies heavily on an extant vessel, unlike the demigods.
- Power Echoes: Especially in the empty space he fights in the end of the game. When Asura starts beating the piss out of him, the echo becomes Voice of the Legion due to his power beginning to ebb.
- Powers That Be: A villainous example.
- Pummel Duel: Once he's hit one too many times, he absolutely loses his shit and attempts one of these. He actually gets the better of Asura, both because he has more arms and said arms are even more durable, only cracking whereas Asura's get shattered to pieces when they strike directly, but Asura manages to land an epic uppercut and starts wailing on him with his remaining two arms.
- Rasputinian Death: He took no less than 10 burstsnote before finally dying.
- Razor-Sharp Hand: The piercing variant as Creator form. When you screw up the 3rd time-stop QTE, Chakravartin attacks by impaling Asura with his hand.
- Reality Warper: As befitting his godlike power, he can casually manipulate reality around him. The initial phases of his boss fight includes sending Asura seemingly back into Naraka to battle his galaxy sized form (even when already inside the Event Horizon contained within aforementioned form), whereupon its defeat it and all of Naraka shatters like a two dimensional glass screen.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: His final "Creator" is a black skeleton lit red from the inside; also has a shiny silver outer shell/robe.
- The Reveal: The Golden Spider turns out to be Chakravartin, the creator god.
- Rubber Man: While in his "human" form.
- Satanic Archetype: Chakravartin launches stars at the Earth during the final battle. You know who else used that tactic? Chakravartin claims to be the origin of all mantra yet by some coincidence the seven mantras line up closely with the seven deadly sins. His name means ideal universal ruler but it is a rough equivalent to Cosmocrator, one of Old Scratch's epithets. He is first introduced (albeit in his spider-disguise) in Naraka as its ruler, a name equated to the Hindu/Buddhist equivalent of Hell. He claims to be the true divine ruler of Gaea, not unlike Mara, the demonic celestial king who rules over the Earth and is the Buddhist-equivalent of Satan.
- Serial Escalation: The ultimate pinnacle of this in the game as far as bosses and enemies go. His giant form is many many times bigger than any other character in the game, to the point while even being out of the galaxy he's still visible from the planet Earth, he can casually fire really strong, really fast laser beams that go across the galaxy at several times the speed of light, throws entire planets and even stars at Asura, and even tries to make the sun go supernova just to take him down.
- Sequential Boss: First you fight his giant golden metal form in space, then you fight a smaller version in Naraka, then his human form, than his Creator form, as well as a QTE Battle against him.
- Smug Snake: He seems calm and collected when things go his way, but once Asura defies him, he throws quite the temper tantrum.
- The Sociopath: He's a cold, uncaring god who doesn't have to think twice about destroying the planet countless times in order to find an heir, simply because he can't be bothered to actually keep the planet's denizens safe from harm.
- Spotting the Thread: In the final boss fight with the Vlitra Core, the core seems to have glowing golden spikes sticking out of it. A few distant shots show that the core is actually suspended in a giant golden web.
- Storm of Blades: Another one of his final form's basic projectiles is this.
- Sucking-In Lines: His giant form's laser attacks do this before firing.
- Time Stands Still: One of his attacks does this accompanied with Colour Coded Time Stop.
- This Cannot Be!: He just doesn't understand why Asura was able to defeat him.Chakravartin: This is not my destiny!
- Top God: A "God of Gods" example and fully justified; as he himself states, he is the one true God compared to everyone else being "mere" demigods. The only one he considers even possibly being an equal to himself is Asura.
- Treacherous Advisor: As the spider, he urges Asura on for his own purposes.Chakravartin/Golden Spider: You choose to move forward... this is exactly why your soul will never belong to the Gohma nor the Seven Deities. There is a great power hidden in you, one I have been looking for...
- Troll: He acts like this in his Golden Spider form. It's actually rather creepy how he switches from the smartass overseer of Naraka to being ultra-polite and calm in his true form.Golden Spider: Deus said he would save the world. Are you satisfied with being a cog in his machine? Or you could just curl up and die right here...
- True Final Boss: If you brought the downloadable content for the "true ending" anyway.
- Unskilled, but Strong: He's presumably never fought once in his life, or at the very least never fought a battle that he needed to take seriously. That said, he's God. Deconstructed as well, as Asura is able to exploit this weakness and use his combat experience against Chakravartin to overwhelm him.
- Villainous Breakdown: It begins when Asura "extends his arm", but becomes especially apparent when he ditches his magic and attempts a Pummel Duel with Asura after Asura lands yet another punch on him. Upon transforming into his Creator form, he regains some of his cool, only to lose it again in a different way when he really gets on the losing end.
- Villainous Rescue: He saves Mithra from Olga right before revealing who he is.
- Walking Spoiler: So much so that he might be single handedly responsible for having to make this page spoiler tag free due to sheer usage, a massive rarity for the website. Before they were removed, only one trope applied to him was unspoiled at best.
- We Can Rule Together: Tries this on Asura numerous times, feeling that Asura is the only one powerful enough to replace him. At the end of the game before the final battle, he even offers not only full control of Gaea at bare minimum (the language is vague enough that "this world" extends to the entire universe since he gestures to the entirety of the "Event Horizon" dimension they're in) but even his daughter Mithra with no apparent strings aside from accepting the offer. For a moment Asura does indeed look tempted, but by this point Asura is fed up with gods.
- Who Dares?: His response to Asura punching him in the face? He yells "...how dare you defy me?!"
- Yin-Yang Bomb: His final form makes use of both light and darkness.