Hadrian II von Habsburg-Anemas/Harry Potter/Ayavan
- A Child Shall Lead Them: He rules over the Roman Empire as its sole autocratic ruler, while also being the head of state of both Russia and the Portuguese crown, two states with which are Constitutional Monarchies (although Russia is still a Tsarist autocracy).
- Future Me Scares Me: Upon discovering that Ayavan is none other than a manifestation of his future self, Harry becomes horrified.
- God in Human Form: Harry, much like the majority of his predecessors, is the physical manifestation of the sleeping mind of Aernus, a primordial deity which embodies unity and is currently dreaming the universe into existence.
- Lost Orphaned Royalty: Having been kidnapped by Dumbledore and placed with the Dursleys (who are not his true blood relatives), Harry is one of these, and it was only a decade later that he learned the truth about his parents.
- The Emperor: Of both Rome (more accurately Constantinople) and Russia.
- Overly Long Name: Due to the old tradition of royal families to stack up names, plus the old tradition of Eastern Roman dynasties to add the names of other prestigious families to their own, when Harry was born (in a matrilineal marriage, therefore he lacks the Potter in his name despite being James's son), his full name became Hadrian Maria Alexander James Philip Charlus Manuel Michael Gabriel Raphael Gonzaga Francisco de Assis Eugenio Doukas Angelos Komnenos Palaiologos von Habsburg and Anemas.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Harry pretty much starts to become one of these, considering what he says regarding the future of the Roman Empire (and by consequence the entire Wizarding world).Harry: New laws must be made to ensure our survival, not only in the literal sense, but also our cultural and religious survival. The growing cancer that threatens our society must be exterminated, by all means necessary. These things I learned, not only from study but from understanding of how the world works. If I am, or if I will be the mortal incarnation of the one who embodies unity, then I cannot allow neither the Empire, nor the entire Wizarding world to stand divided. Unity must be achieved, and I intend to see it done before my life ends.
Lillian von Habsburg and Anemas/Lillian von Habsburg/Lily Potter
- Posthumous Character: Much like in the original books.
- The Emperor: She was the Empress of All the Russias, inheriting the title from her mother, Maria I of Russia (who herself was a member of the House of Braganza-Saxe-Coburg and Gotha).
- Lost Orphaned Royalty: While the orphaned part only came a few years later, she was kidnapped shortly after her birth. The kidnapper decided to kill himself instead of revealing her location.
Alexandros von Habsburg and Anemas/Alexandros Anemas (formerly)The son of Philip Anemas and Sophie Klementine von Habsburg-Lorraine, Alexandros was the founder of the Habsburg-Anemas dynasty, and suceeded his father as the King of Nicaea. His marriage with Maria I of Russia made him the King-Emperor consort of Russia and Portugal.
- Posthumous Character: He is only mentioned a few times, but by the time Lily had become the Empress of Russia, he was already deceased.
The Sacred TwelveThe first perennials to exist, the Sacred Twelve, also known as the Progenitors, are the main group of deities in the majority of perennial-based faiths, and are also the "leaders" of the Eternal Court.
Tau (The Corrupter)The primordial embodiment of corruption, Tau was the very first being to exist in all of reality. However, despite his position and power, he is not the chief deity of the Aenean Pantheon.
- The Corruption: He embodies this, and from what he claims, then every single corner of reality is corrupted. He seems to lack the "evil" part apparently.
- Eldritch Abomination: The first time Tau "appeared", he did so by taking the form of a waterless and bottomless Bosphorus Strait.
- Voice of the Legion: His voice his described as being composed of many.
Chronos (The Infinite Tower)The primordial embodiment of time, and the second oldest perennial.
- Time Master: Although to call him a mere Time Master is a very big understatement, as Chronos is time itself.
- The Unpronounceable: It is mentioned that his true name cannot be pronounced by common mortals. This may be a trait shared by other perennials.
Mors (The Master of the Dead)The primordial embodiment of death, he was the last perennial to be born from nothingness.
Aernus (The Sleeping God)The primordial embodiment of unity, Aernus is possibly the most powerful of all the Perennials. He is the offspring of Tau, Chronos and Mors, and the fourth being to exist in all of reality.
- Genius Loci: The universe is nothing more than the dream of Aernus, and his consciousness manifests itself on the dream as a mortal entity, most times unaware of its true nature.
- Top God: He is regarded by the Aeneans as this.
- The fact that he is the unified remnant of the two souls of the Aion itself also shows how high he exactly is the the divine hierarchy.
- Don't Wake the Sleeper: If Aernus awakes, then the universe and all those who inhabit it (excluding other deities) will cease to exist.
Nox (The Cimmerian Sentinel)The primordial embodiment of darkness, and son of Tau and Aernus.
- The Sacred Darkness: Not only is Nox one of the two protectors of the sleeping Aernus (and by consequence the universe as well), but the Aenean Church views him as this.
Perses (The Twelfth One)The last of the original twelve perennials to be born, he is the primordial embodiment of purity. Greatly feared by the other perennials, they somehow managed to kill him and shatter his essence.
- Bigger Bad: He was a force always present during the story, and only appeared when Dumbledore actually posed any danger to his plans. He quickly disposed of the nuisance.
- Pieces of God: When he was killed, he essence was shattered (somehow his mind managed to survive intact for several eras) and while the majority of the pieces faded away, others managed to survive.
- Pure Is Not Good: Since creation itself is a corruption of nothingness, purity seeks to eliminate the corruption, therefore erasing reality itself.
The EternalsThe second major group of perennials, the Eternals, known also as the Micro Protogenoi, are the offspring of the Sacred Twelve, and regarded almost as highly as them.
VictoriaThe embodiment of victory and the daughter of Reshep and Dievas. She is the consort of Aernus and had four children with him.
AnankeThe embodiment of necessity and daughter of Aernus and Victoria. She is the consort of Chronos, and with him she gave birth to the Lords of Fate.
NemesisThe embodiment of retribution and the son of Aernus and Victoria.
KhazarThe embodiment of craft and the son of Aernus and Victoria.
CoeusTaking the shape of a young boy, Coeus is the embodiment of intelligence and the youngest son of Aernus and Victoria.
Anipheon XVIA monarch of the seventeenth dynasty, he was the creator of the Temporal Mainframe.
- God in Human Form: A predecessor of Harry, Anipheon was also the physical manifestation of Aernuss sleeping mind.
- Emperor Scientist: He was the creator of the Temporal Mainframe, a sentient and omniscient database of past, present and (possible) future knowledge.
The First Sacred TriumvirateA group of three Divine Sovereigns who caused the Great Cataclysm which lead to the shattering of reality and the eventual destruction of Atlantis.
- Reality-Breaking Paradox: The ritual in which they attempted to fully become Aernus went wrong due to a small accident, and the result was that for three days, reality itself became shattered before it repaired itself with unfortunate results (such as the Fall of Atlantis).
Temporal Mainframe/The Mainframe Intelligence/The IntelligenceA sentient supercomputer which lacks a physical shell and is transcendental. It was created by Anipheon XVI, and it survived the Great Cataclysm.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Due to the interference of the Sacred Twelve (except Aernus and Perses), the Intelligence turns against Harry.
- Expositron 9000: As a sentient and omniscient database which is under the command of the Atlantean monarch (or at least its spiritual successor), Harry uses it as this.
- The Omniscient: It claims to possess all knowledge from the past, the present and every single possible future.
- Omniscient Database: As mentioned above, it is one of these.
AyavanThe Shadowed Man, God of the World to Be, Lord of the Never-Was, Master of the Gathering Darkness, the Keeper of the Key, the Wretched Advisor.
A Perennial of the Progenitor caste, Ayavan is the main antagonist of the first story, and the true mastermind behind many of several major events that happened in Earth's history, amongst them the fall of Atlantis and Voldemort's rise to power. He is the embodiment of corruption, time, death, unity, causality and wisdom, a fact that his opponents never forget, and which serves to increase their fear, much to Ayavan's delight. He first appeared during the Second Age, causing severe damage to the mortal realm, and in retaliation, the Perennials attempted to strike back at him.
This conflict became known as the Great War in Heaven, or the Protomachy, and it would last until the end of the Sixth Age. Against all predictions, the war ended with Ayavan's victory, something which many later regarded as the best possible outcome.
He is also the inchoate form of Harry's future self, and seeks to turn his past self into him.
- Big Bad: He seems to be this at the start, but his actual goal is to become one with his past self, in order to harness the powers of the Tower and repair reality.
- Becoming the Mask: He spent so many years under the identity of an Indo-Persian deity, that he slowly became one with that role.
- Eldritch Abomination: He is not only a Perennial, but also a Temporal Shade, which doubles this for him.
- Horror Hunger: Initially, Ayavan hungered for the timelines of mortal beings, and so he began to consume them, to the point of erasing some of them from history. Over time, the hunger disappeared, but he maintained the ability to consume the timelines.
- Ret Gone: He consumes the timeline of a Death Eater which attempted to attack him. He casually mentions afterwards that the Death Eater in question had never existed and had been replaced by someone else in the main timeline.
The Tower / The SpearAn ancient and powerful entity described as being created from infinite creational energies. The Perennials attempted to claim its power without success, and it was only when Aernus intervened that they ceased on their attempts. It would eventually be one of Aernus's many mortal incarnations that would be able to finally wield the immense power of the Tower.
- Blade on a Stick: While it was meant on a metaphysical sense, the Tower was once described as "a many-edged spear that pierced all parts of the Void itself".
- When Harry achieved the Truth of the Tower, an actual spear materialized on his hand, symbolizing his achievement.
- Cosmic Entity: Arguably one even more powerful than the Perennials themselves.
- Eldritch Abomination: No one knows what it is or why it was created, and even the perennials themselves were frightened when it was still being formed.
- Weapon of Mass Destruction: Its physical shell, the Tower of Dawn, was arguably designed as one against Ayavan, another entity of a mysterious origin at the time. The Tower itself can also fall under this category, as whoever wields its power can rewrite reality at their will.
- The Omniscient: It is not just the Tower that claims it, but other characters even confirm it. In fact, a recurrent motiff in the story since the Tower's first appearance is "the Tower knows, the Tower sees".