- Complete Immortality: As long as a god's jurisdiction exists, they will regenerate and come back from the dead as many times they need. Averted in the case of smaller-scale gods whose jurisdictions only encompass a single planet: If their planet is gone, they are gone too.
- Jerkass Gods: Boy howdy, are they ever. Most gods wouldn't spare a thought if nastikas go around destroying entire planets for kicks (like a certain nastika king (*cough* Gandharva *cough*) used to do), and only move their collective ass when they think it's getting threatened - see Opportunistic Bastards below. Agni, being an exception to this rule, feels like an outcast among his own.
- Opportunistic Bastards: It's becoming clearer and clearer that the divide between suras and gods is not nearly as clear-cut as they would have you believe. This, specially, comes into play: At first, as they are weaker than nastikas, they allied with the ancient human race. However, when it became clearer that humanity was growing powerful, far too powerful, they concluded that humans would end up ruling the universe, and thus joined the nastikas to destroy them.
- Resurrective Immortality: So long as the aspect they embody exists, they will resurrect. Agni, for instance, was once napping at a star when Gandharva swallowed it whole. It killed him, but he simply ressurrected.
- Time Abyss: The natural gods were born at the dawn of the universe. That's not to say they're the only ones; all gods are born as their jurisdiction comes into being.
- Complete Immortality: Up to Eleven, even when compared to the other gods. They will outlive the universe. Death is simply not a possibility for them. Even 5th-stage gods can be killed permanently if their jurisdictions are completely destroyed (however, that would be impossible; to kill Agni, for instance, you would have to destroy all fire in the universe), but there is simply no way in absolute to destroy primeval gods. Even if they lose their corporeal form, they only have to wait a bit to recover it.
- Nonindicative Name: Zigzagged. They are called "gods" and have jurisdictions and worshippers, not unlike the proper gods themselves, but they are a completely different type of being altogether.
- The Old Gods: They are older than the universe. In fact, they created it.
- Team Switzerland: As a whole, the primeval gods do not take a side in the gods vs sura conflict. Except for Kali, who adopted a nastika name and rule a sura clan herself, but Kali is an exception to many things.
- Time Abyss: Again, they are older than the universe.
Jurisdiction: Creation, Source Attribute: Creation
Goddess of Creation, known for being extremely neutral on the subject of fighting the sura.
- Jerkass God: While Brahma used to be a more proactive force in maintaining the universe, she now considers it to be unsalvageable and is mainly just waiting for it to end so she can get started on the next one.
- The Power of Creation: The source of it, specifically.
- The Old Gods: A Primeval God.
- Team Switzerland: Maintains neutrality at all times. She set up the barrier system so that humans would be protected against sura attacks, but made the barriers dependent on humans so that the sura would have a chance to attack.
Jurisdiction: Resurrection, Source Attributes: Resurection + Unknown
The God of Preservation, he is most known for his ability to see the future. He was also largely friendly to everyone and everything he met. It was thanks to his protection that humanity was able to fend off the sura. He separated the realms during the Cataclysm, and then disappeared along with Shiva.
- A Million Is a Statistic: When Asha asked him to save Carte. He claimed that he had witnessed the death of universes and asked why Carte deserved be saved.
- Blinding Bangs: His eyes are always covered by his hair. Considering his eyes are called an indescribable, ever-changing color in The Finite, this makes some sense.
- The Chessmaster: It certainly helps your cause when you can see all potential outcomes.
- Exact Words: He told Gandharva to wait as an ocean would be created for his clan one day. It's still pretty much a lie by deliberate misdirection, but he never specified that he (or Varuna) would lend a hand. Eventually, an ocean is created—by Gandharva, upon realizing no help is ever coming.
- False Friend: It's later revealed that he actually hated Gandharva and merely pretended to be his friend because Gandharva's existence was necessary for the best future. May or may not explain the whole lie about making an ocean for his clan.
- Have You Seen My God?: He disappeared before the start of the story, leaving many things unfinished.
- Kick the Dog: To Asha on Carte. When she loses an arm after disobeying him, he tells her he could fix it, but she disobeyed him so he won't.
- Mad God: Chandra calls him one, though he's a bit unhinged himself.
- Manipulative Bastard: He manipulated everyone for his own ends, but it's not clear what those ends are.
- No Hero to His Valet: Due to his easygoing nature, many sura treated him rather casually despite him being the creator of the universe.
- The Omniscient: Is treated as this thanks to his ability to see all possible futures.
- Omniscient Morality License: He may or may not be in ownership of one.
- Oracular Urchin: His preferred appearance is that of a child and he has a potent ability to see the future.
- The Old Gods: Even more so than the other Primeval Gods, as he can remember past universes.
- Parental Substitute: To Kalavinka.
- Shipper on Deck: Deliberately orchestrated Taksaka and Ian coming together, as means of quelling Taksaka's temper.
Jurisdiction: Destruction, Source Attribute: Destruction
The God of Destruction. He disappeared during the Cataclysm.
- The Faceless: He's only shown in silhouette, or with Hidden Eyes.
- Have You Seen My God?: He vanished during the Cataclysm along with Visnu.
- Minor Major Character: He's a Priveval God and one of the greatest forces in the universe; he's also completely irrelevant to the narrative's main conflict.
- The Old Gods: Is a Primeval God.
Jurisdiction: Entropy, Source Attributes: Chaos + Unknown
The Goddess of Chaos, considered mad by the rest, and for good reason. She's Yuta's original mother. She created Taraka to protect him in her absence.
- 0% Approval Rating: No one likes Kali, not even her own son.
- Abusive Parent: Oh, where to start? Pretty much everything that went wrong in Yuta's life can be traced back to Kali somehow. He even calls her out on it in one of her monologues, claiming she knew very well that he would end up being miserable.
- Arch-Enemy: Visnu's. He tries to keep the universe functioning, she wants to destroy it.
- Ax-Crazy: Kali may be a character of many mysteries, but one thing was never in question: she's completely off the rocker. In a dangerous way.
- Berserk Button: She's very offended by Leez "changing" Yuta's name, reacting violently and ripping the offending party limb to limb.
- Blue and Orange Morality: According to Yuta, she doesn't believe that doing wrong this is bad. She even lampshades it, noting that no one will ever understand her idea of justice.
- Comes Great Insanity: She's a primeval goddess and madder than a hatter.
- Complete Immortality: Kali's a primeval goddess, meaning that her jurisdiction - and thus herself - can never be destroyed.
- Consummate Liar: She regularly lies about her Insights.
- The Corrupter: She has a persuasion skill that makes her able to do this to anyone, as shown with what she did to Siera.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: She wipes the floor with Leez in Konchez. She even lampshades it, noting that it wasn't even using her true body, but Yuta's double.
- Deal with the Devil: Offered this to Menaka, taking Visnu's form. She would allow Menaka to bear Gandharva's sins, thus ensuring his redemption, in exchange for Menaka's remaining time. When Menaka died, she was turned into Kali into an entity designed to protect her son - Taraka herself.
- Determinator: Say what you want about Kali, but she'll stick to her goals. Billions of years and countless sealings haven't done anything to threaten her convictions.
- Didn't See That Coming: She thought Leez would choose to kill Asha instead of Maruna when she sent her to the past.
- Evil Is Petty: Delivers the above mentioned curbstomping to Leez because she dared to give Yuta another name, despite the fact that she remarked herself that Leez's interference would amount to no more than a small detour in her plans.
- The Dreaded: In-universe, anything regarding her is bad news. While she's worshipped by humans, the few records about her aren't exactly praising her kindness.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: Kali only seems to be this, and In-Universe too. Most characters only see her as a batshit insane goddess that wants to destroy the universe because that's her nature as a Chaos being. Yuta, however, says that his mother is guided by her own sense of justice, as weird as it may be, and that this is the reason behind her actions; a flashback of her supports this. Even if no one ever understands her sense of justice, Kali keeps fighting for it anyway. It just so happens to entail the end of everything.
- Grand Theft Me: On Konchez, she takes over Yuta's remote body.
- Greater-Scope Villain: The more we learn of her, the clearer it becomes that she's this. She created the Taraka clan, the ones responsible for all the shit that's going down in season three. Yuta's birth seems to have happened as a result of one of her plans as well, given how linked he is to them, and how she went out of her way to have a caretaker for him in the form of Taraka. She may not have had anything to do with Ananta's death, and therefore the whole conflict of the first two seasons - or so it seems. As Sagara remarks, the Taraka clan allied themselves with the gods to attack the Ananta clan, which ended up with the nastika king dead. If Kali had anything to do with it (which seems likely), then she definitely fits this trope, given that Ananta's death screwed over the whole universe, as without him the best possible future was no longer possible.
- She's also this to Gandharva. As it turns out, there was a nastika created with the goal of killing her: Menaka, Gandharva's wife. Kali tricked Menaka into making a deal with her, and, as a consequence, Menaka eventually passed away. The role of being Kali's bane then fell onto Gandharva. Furthermost, Menaka is Taraka herself - and the Taraka clan attack was the main factor behind Gandharva being separated from Shakuntala.
- Have You Seen My God?: She disappeared long before the Cataclysm, shortly after giving birth to Yuta. She's been sealed away by the gods and nastika.
- It's All About Me: The reason she's so set on ending the universe? She cannot stand the existence of any beings stronger than her.
- Karma Houdini: She's a primeval goddess; in other words, she's basically unkillable - even if she destroys the universe, there isn't really any way to punish her, except sealing, but even that never lasts: she has escaped sealing several times already.
- Mad God: According to Gandharva, she's so bad she's had to be sealed over a hundred times over the history of the universe.
- Manipulative Bastard: She took advantage of Menaka's compassion—as someone who could eventually become her bane—to orchestrate her ultimate death.
- Missing Mom: To Yuta. At least she left him a simalucrum to act as his mother in her stead, who is...completely...crazy...okay, maybe not a good thing. Yuta even says she knew he would be miserable. Seems like she did it on purpose in order to shape her son.
- Mysterious Parent: Yuta's.
- Occult Blue Eyes: A marvelous pair of turquoise eyes that appear to indicate the use of Insight.
- The Old Gods: A Primeval Goddess, older than the universe.
- Omnicidal Maniac: She's considered one In-Universe.
- Playing Both Sides: She would neglect to nullify some skills and then sit back and watch as other destroyed themselves with them.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: A particularly ineffectual example, as she was sealed and then escaped sealing more than a hundred times since the beginning of the universe. Her latest disappearance happened because she was sealed once again; she remains as such even now, and seems to have given up on getting her physical form out.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: When God Kubera comes to talk to her about Gandharva, she's completely naked.
- Shipper on Deck: Completely inverted. She considers love to be a disease, and thus she's made sure to give Yuta a compulsion to eat anything he loves.
- Spanner in the Works: To Visnu, as his insight is imperfect when it comes to her, meaning that she can mess up his plans.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: The universe has beings stronger than her? Just destroy it all.
- We Will Meet Again: Inverted; the last time Yuta saw her, she told him they would never meet again.
Jurisdiction: Nature, Source Attribute: Earth
The God of Earth, and the god whose name Leez bears; his domains also encompass gravity, wealth, and strength.
- The Atoner: His current motivation seems to be to atone for killing of Ananta, although he is clearly increasingly conflicted.
- The Chooser of The One: In a play on this, he, unable to decide, puts the choice in the hands of someone else. However, he doesn't explain the full consequences of the choice.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: During the day, it's white, but it's golden at night.
- Death Seeker: An alternate interpretation of what he's up to can be summarised as "the universe's most convoluted, indirect suicide attempt" — Agni, for one, worries this is the case. Sagara, too, picks this vibe up... and, just doesn't care: as long as he doesn't peg it until she's finished with him, she's fine with it.
- Foil: See Ananta's entry.
- Gravity Master: He is the god of Earth and wealth, after all.
- Manipulative Bastard: He is behind the sura searching for Leez...as well as the one who gave her his name in the first place. Not to mention also saving her hide, just to complicate everything in the process and shorten her life expectancy in the long run. Yay?
- Master of the Mixed Message: Everybody who deals with him for any length of time winds up complaining about this. Agni, Gandharva, Sagara, Leez, every recorded Earth Priest who spent quality time with him or his objects...
- My Greatest Failure: It's implied that he deeply regrets his killing of Ananta; he specifically warns Leez not to repeat his mistakes, and to stand by those who give her their trust.
- Lap Pillow: Although the gesture is not appreciated due to feeling like a "wooden pillow" he serves as one to Leez after saving her from a brutal battle with Sagara. He claims that she had crawled on to his lap when she asks why...
- Take Away Their Name: It's implied he literally gave his name to Leez. He told her father to name his child Kubera, and from then on refused to use it for himself. He tells Leez that she can only call him 'mister', and even then, only if she doesn't attach any particular significance to it as a name.
- Pet the Dog: To animals and Leez.
- Power Dyes Your Hair: His normally white-ish hair turns gold at night, along with his eyes.
- The Stoic: Agni notes that he's never seen him smile, and thinks he's lonely. Leez kinda-almost gets a smile out of him on a few occasions, but... there are the ever-present caveats attached.
Jurisdiction: Nature, Source Attribute: Fire
The incomparably silly God of Fire, summoned by Brilith when she was a child. His easy-going nature is largely an act, meant to reduce the strain on her.
- Adorkable: Despite being a god, he's a giant dork, both in human guise and out of it.
- All of the Other Reindeer: He's regarded as an outsider among the gods due to his emotional nature.
- Being Good Sucks: Both Menaka and Shakuntala made their Last Request to him to not lose faith in Gandharva, knowing that Agni is his only chance for redemption. Thus, Agni does his best to honour that wish, but he knows it costs him a lot of goodwill from his allies and Brilith, and Gandharva constantly letting him down wears on him. Also, not killing Gandharva when he had the chance ultimately leads to Agni giving up his right to enter Paradise.
- Berserk Button: When Gandharva claims he killed a certain woman, he immediately goes white fire (10,000+ degrees), nearly killing Brilith in the process. The other gods even refer to his "ex" as a button they can press to make him mad.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Brilith notes that she's never seen him mad in all the years she's known him, and likewise his fellow gods find him difficult to anger (Berserk Button aside). Actually pissing him off, though, is a bad idea.
- Big Eater: It helps when food just burns up inside of him. During a meeting, he suggests they get something to eat, to which Brilith points out they just had lunch.
- Birds of a Feather: He was friends with Menaka, which is unsurprising when you consider their similar personalities and positions among their kind.
- Butt-Monkey: Among the gods. When Death Is Cheap, they treat pushing him until he snaps and kills them as a joke.
- Cannot Spit It Out: Despite being obviously head over heels for Brilith, the complications of a god-human romance prevent him from making it explicit. Also, the millions of years' worth of baggage. He ultimately loses his chance.
- Clueless Chick Magnet: He's stated to be rather popular among the goddesses, but notices none of them due to his Single-Target Sexuality.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: On one hand, his alias literally means "idiot" and he acts the part. On the other hand, a Physical God.
- Elemental Hair: He's the fire power and he's got orange hair.
- Fan Boy: His initial disguise when the temple guards find him is to pretend to be Brilith's fanboy. Turns out it wasn't completely an act; he's very disappointed when he accidentally incinerates her autograph a few minutes later.
- Fiery Redhead: In the literal sense. Figuratively, it's actually inverted, as his anger is more likely to manifest itself as Tranquil Fury.
- The Fog of Ages: He implies he doesn't even remember his childhood, he's so old.
- Go and Sin No More: It never actually happens, but for most of the first two seasons he's trying to do this to Gandharva. He's not very cooperative.
- God Is Good: Out of all the gods, he seems to be the only one actively dedicated to protecting humans, such as (ironically) being the only one in the past who cared about Gandharva's slaughters. When he tried (and failed) to protect a small, remote planet from him, the local god even thanked him for bothering to look out for a relative speck in the universe he oversees. In the present, once he reveals himself to the populace, he takes a proactive role in helping them out.
- Also deconstructed: Agni is one of the very few (and we mean very few) deities in the Kubera universe to not play the Jerkass God card straight, but at the end of the day, this only makes his life worse, as he worries for things that no other god gives a shit about. And it limits his effectiveness, too: How can he protect a whole universe worthy of human beings from a species of Cthulhu-esque beings (that are, as a general rule, more powerful than him) on his own, when his brothers and sisters don't bother with even trying to do the same?
- Good Is Not Soft: A sane enemy would rather face Agni than Chandra, but at the end of the day, Agni's duty is to protect the universe and he'll put that above just about anything else—and it would be unwise to forget that.
- Honor Before Reason: He often refuses to go along with anything that goes against his sense of fairness (e.g. holding The Dreaded's child hostage). It's noted that he's sometimes left out of plans because of this, and that if the others knew just how much Agni's let the enemy walk free, he'd probably be straight up imprisoned.
- A very clear example of him doing this was in regards to Menaka and Gandharva. He refused to kill the latter, even after going through countless years worth of trouble to find out a way to do it, because he promised the former that he would. And he's still keeping this promise, even centuries after she died. Gandharva is getting his shit together now (well, trying), but even before he decided to be Agni's ally, the God of Fire still kept his promise.
- Hot Wings: He can manifest wings of fire to fly around during combat.
- Jerkass God: Averted, for what little good it does him.
- Lady and Knight: The Knight to Brilith's Lady. As with most things in this series, this eventually gets torn apart.
- Lonely at the Top: When Gandharva laments that as a king and enemy to the gods, there's no one he can look to for support, Agni silently wonders who Gandharva thinks a god looks to, in that case. As a whole, Agni doesn't really seem to have any friends, given that Yama was the last one he could openly talk to and they lost that friendship long, long ago.
- The Lost Lenore: Long ago, there was a human woman he loved. However, he hesitated to start a relationship with her, and she died before he could resolve himself. Not so lost, as it turns out, because she's Brilith. The woman referred her is one of her past incarnations.
- Morality Pet: A bit of one to Gandharva, who tries to repay Agni's sincerity with sincerity when he can. As of the Frozen Tears arc, his main motivation now that he accepts Shakuntala as dead is to be worthy of the right to fight by his side.
- Nice Guy: Gandharva notes that he's the only decent god. In an universe where pretty much every one is one type of Jerkass or another, Agni stands out as someone who's well and truly nice.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Not all of it's faked, but every once in a while he drops the mask and you remember he is very, very old and unspeakably powerful.
- He makes it clear that more of it is faked than you might expect at first after Gandharva interferes with his confrontation with Sagara — although he seemed to have been completely taken in by Sagara's sob-story, his conversation with Gandharva, who he views as more of an equal, is much colder and makes it clear he wasn't actually buying any of it.
- It's eventually implied this is how he remains in control of his power. He burns up when he's serious, so he plays the fool both to not overexert Brilith and so that he doesn't accidentally destroy anything in a fit of rage.
- Obliviously Beautiful: As a Foil to Gandharva, who takes advantage of his Bishōnen appearance, Agni's a Hunk but doesn't seem to realize that women tend to swoon in his presence (at the very least, it's not intentional).
- Odd Friendship: With Chandra. Agni a tall, handsome Nice Guy that tries his best to be kind and understanding to his summoner, greatly values human life and tries to solve conflcits with diplomacy before appealing to violence. Chandra is short, looks like a 14-year-old vampire, is completely willing to maim his summoner if she becomes a problem (as he has advised Agni several times to do with Brilith), doesn't give a shit about humanity (or at least not about individual lives) and has an attack-first-ask-second approach to conflict, particularly if it involves suras. Even their fighting styles mirror each other's: Agni is offense-based, Chandra's powers are mostly of the support kind. Despite all this, Agni is shown at the beginning of season three to hang out around Chandra and Laila when his relationship with Brilith goes south. They also have a fairly good amount of teamwork and seem to respect each other's opinions, even if they disagree about (many) things.
- One True Love: With Brilith, though with a lot of complicated feelings involved. See her section for more details.
- Only Sane Man: He's just about the only player who doesn't have a major grudge and/or isn't completely dismissive of one side, and therefore tends to act as mediator. As soon as he's out of the picture, expect arguments to break out.
- Playing with Fire: He is the God of fire.
- The Prankster: He's fond of playing jokes on people.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: As a god, Agni could do whatever he wanted and no one would be allowed to complain. Because this is Agni, though, he tries to be as fair as possible and avoids jumping straight to distrusting or using people, in sharp contrast to Chandra. It's little wonder Leez despises Chandra but has no issue cooperating with Agni.
- Resurrective Immortality: As a god, he has this. He's died at least a few times by Gandharva's hands in the past.
- Single-Target Sexuality: He's "betrothed" to a human, meaning that her soul will constantly be reincarnated—currently in the form of Brilith. This has been a constant source of grief, seeing as how it never ends well for either of them, but he still can't let go of her.
- Tragic Bromance: What his relationship with Gandharva was shaping up to be, at least at first. Him being a god and Gandharva being a nastika - and a king, at that - made it difficult for said bromance to even exist at first. Their allegiances at the present time also put them at odds, no matter how clear it is that neither wants things to be the way they are. Gandharva finally making up his mind in season three may put them on the road to avert it, if he manages to truly earn Agni's trust.
- Backstory-wise, them being leading members of enemy species was not even the cherry of the cake. Season 3 flashbacks reveal that Agni despised Gandharva the most of all the gods, and only gave up on killing him for Menaka's sake. It seems his hatred calmed down at some point before the current time, which only makes his current conflict with Gandharva even more tragic to behold: despite the fact that Agni decided to spare his life and to stick to this decision even after Menaka passed away, despite the fact that Gandharva truly respects him, despite them not wanting it, he and Gandharva still end up opposing each other.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: In his human guise, he wears a hooded sweatshirt. In his more "godly" attire, he instead wears an open robe (sometimes forgoing the top entirely).
- Worthy Opponent: To Gandharva. It got into some really convoluted and complex frenemy territory maaaaaany centuries ago, and just keeps getting more... solid.
Jurisdiction: Unknown, Source Attribute: Water
The God of Water. She is known for her extreme ruthlessness against the sura.
- Celibate Hero: Mentioned in the author's afterword that she has no interest in dating.
- The Dragonslayer: Although it was due to elemental advantage (as she's the Goddess of Water and the Vritra clan has Fire as their shared attribute), Varuna once managed to kill a Vritra nastika all on her own.
- Elemental Hair: Blue, for water.
- Fantastic Racism: She has killed the most sura out of all the gods.
- Gender Bender: According to the author, Varuna is one of the gods capable of this; as far as we know, however, her gender identity is female.
- Jerkass God: Among the gods seen mocking Agni for empathizing with humans in flashbacks.
- Making a Splash: Varuna-attribute magic allows one to control and freeze water. One wonders why.
- Smurfette Principle: She is the only female 5th Zen god.
Jurisdiction: Unknown, Source Attribute: Wind
The God of Wind. Currently helping the Kinnara Clan against the Tarakas in the Sura realm.
- Blow You Away: His element.
- God Is Good: From the little we know of him. He answered a relatively recent summon to save the people of Carte, is used as an example of a lenient god who's okay with people modifying his items, gave Rao (who by all accounts was a good guy) the Neutral Bow, and is willing to assist reasonable sura such as the Kinnara Clan.
Jurisdiction: Unknown, Source Attribute: Sky
The God of Sky. He was appointed to be the king of the gods by the Primeval Gods.
- Broken Pedestal: Very downplayed among humans, but here. According to the wiki, Indra was previously seen as benevolent, but refused to answer a single summon since the Cataclysm. He's still the second most popular god, just behind Visnu, though.
- Foil: See Ananta's entry.
- Hypocrite: At least according to Manasvin.
- Jerkass God: Among the gods seen mocking Agni for empathizing with humans in flashbacks. Manasvin's words in a flashback also hint he's this. Keep in mind that said words grouped Indra with Varuna and Kubera, the greatest sura killer and the one who killed Ananta, respectively. We know nothing of Indra's actions, but to be put under the same umbrella as these two gods, he must not be an angel.
- Light Is Not Good: The God of Lightning is, from the little we know of him, one of the worst Jerkass Gods in a story that goes out of it's way to portray how almost every god is a jerkass. Take this with your preferred amount of salt, however, as the one who claims he's so bad is Manasvin, a nastika. Although, to be fair, Agni's flashbacks support this too.
- Shock and Awe: Indra-attribute magic is electricity-based. No wonder, as he's the God of Lightning.
- Top God: He's the king of the gods.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Bluish-silver, as described in the finite.
Jurisdiction: Unknown, Source Attribute: LightThe God of Light. During the Cataclysm, he provided Saha On with an oracle. The contents of the oracle are currently unknown.
- God Is Good: At the very least, based off flashbacks and mentions of him, he's one of the only gods who sympathizes with Agni's compassion and believes in humanity's autonomy.
- However, he refused Saha's three attempts at summoning; having Surya around could probably be of great help, even more with Saha as his summoner. Had Surya accepted, who knows if Saha would have even died. So yeah, Surya is no Kali, but he's no Agni, either.
- Good Is Not Soft: You know the device Laila received in season three? He created it. And used it to hand Chandra his ass. The catch? Said device deals damage based on how much the target repents their sins. Agni even calls it unreasonable. To this day, merely seeing it makes Chandra afraid. Surya may be nice (for a god), but he's not to be trifled with.
- Light Is Good: The God of Light seems to be a pretty nice guy. He's certainly no Kali.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Long hair and very easy on the eyes.
Jurisdiction: Nature, Source Attribute: Darkness
The God of Darkness. He was summoned during the Cataclysm, but accidentally killed his summoner by using up their lifespan because the rules of summoning had changed.
- 0% Approval Rating: Chandra is a god, which means he has worshippers. But out of those that know him personally, Agni is the only one that shows him any kind of respect that isn't forced to do so. Face it, Chandra is a bitch - an opinion Leez doesn't even bother hiding. The worse case of this is probably Laila herself, that only shows him a modicum of respect (and he refuses to see that this is what their relationship is based upon).
- Anti-Hero: Utterly ruthless and unpleasant, but there's no denying that at the end of the day, he's out to do his duty.
- Boring, but Practical: Gandharva can turn into a giant shrimp-looking thing that dwarfs planets, Agni can literally banish any being into nothingness, Sagara can destroy mountains with a movement of her wrist... Chandra creates magical amplifiers with his darkness. And they're damn effective. Any attack that's amplified by his powers increases manifold.
- Casting a Shadow: As the God of Darkness.
- Cold Equation: Oh, yes. Chandra very much upholds this mentality, which is one of the reasons he's so unpleasant; he's very much willing to sacrifice the few to save the many. Case in point, when Shess goes berserk due to a psychological transcendental in season three, he's completely fine with letting Leny die to bring him back, as an out-of-control stage four Rakshasa in the middle of a human city isn't quite great.
- Creepy Good: Face it, few of the people he's defending would volunteer to spend a whole hour near him without other reasons, god or not. Chandra. Is. Creepy.
- Creepy Shadowed Under Eyes: Guy looks like somebody who doesn't know the meaning of the word "sleep".
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: He's rather frustrated that Laila doesn't treat him like a god, whereas even Agni gets respect. It completely flies over his head that her treatment of him is very much a result of his treatment of her (and everybody else).
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Eerie to the point of downright creepy.
- Establishing Character Moment: Seen kissing Laila, shirt unbuttoned, approximately 5 minutes after she summoned him. When Claude interrupts them, he calls him a "lower life form" and threatens him. All of this happens within three panels.
- Hidden Depths: When Laila obtains a weapon that harms those who feel guilt over their sins, Chandra of all people is notably afraid.
- Hypocrite: How dare Laila not swoon over him when all he did was to kill her mentor and not even blink about it. And of course he has the right to despise Gandharva for killing humans and not giving a shit about it.
- On a lesser note, Chandra wastes no opportunity to criticise Agni for being too lenient towards his summoner and actually caring about her opinons, when Chandra himself is completely in denial over how much Laila despises him.
- He doesn't spare two fucks about individual human lives, but dislikes Leez for not being "pious enough"; keep in mind that she only adopted said stance after seeing this very attitude in several gods and nastikas.
- Jerkass God: Chandra embodies everything that people (those who know, at least) hate about gods: callous, unempathetic, and believes A Million Is a Statistic. He's even a jerk to his summoner, although less in comparison to others. It must be said, however, that compared to a few (*cough* Brahma *cough*) that not even try to stall the universe's end, Chandra is almost a saint. That alone should tell you all you need to know about gods in the Kubera universe.
- Jerkass Has a Point: When he calls out Ruche's bragging, he points out that Saha should have been protected.Chandra: So basically you want me to see you as a hero for saving people? (Beat) I appreciate your efforts, but you failed to protect the most important thing...
- Lack of Empathy: He thinks Laila should just "get over" the fact he accidentally killed her mentor during the Cataclysm. He also suggests that Agni should just let Brilith die and get a new summoner.
- Mad God: He's a bit unhinged. Compared to others in the setting (looking at you, Kali), however, he's as good as you get of a god. Agni is, after all, the exception to the rule.
- Not So Above It All: As is noted, he tries to be The Spock and usually succeeds, but he loses sight of this whenever something catches his interest (e.g. Laila, as he's in denial over her true feelings towards him).
- Odd Friendship: See Agni's entry.
- Pet the Dog: Well, okay, the warning he gave Laila (to never tell anyone she's a Kubera) when she was a child could be seen this way. He seems to genuinely care about her to a certain level.
- Puny Earthlings: He considers humans to be lower lifeforms. Said attitude is the root for Leez's despisal of him (and every god or sura that holds the same opinion).
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Downplayed. He's a jerk, but he's not evil.
- The Spock: Motivated by cold logic, unlike the more sentimental Agni. Or so it seems; Chandra's no robot, and has feelings of his own that sometimes guides his decisions - he only accepted Laila's summoning because she interests him, after all.
- Support Party Member: While he does have offensive transcendentals of his own, it's more effective if he amplifies others'.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Agni, at times. For the most part, Agni doesn't mind Chandra, but they're on opposite ends of the empathy spectrum and it shows. Also, Chandra kind of ruined his life and is unapologetic about it, so there's that. However, they are also friends of a kind; see Agni's entry under Odd Friendship.
- Walking Spoiler: That he has a role at all reveals that Laila ends up summoning him.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He's okay with letting Samphati nuke Atera out of existence if it means killing her, as a Fifth Stage Garuda Rakshasa could prove to be a pain in the ass in the future. Chandra is this to the max, although he's more of the "roll with what he's given" kind than of the "plans atrocities for a good goal" kind. That's one of the things that make him such a bitch.
- Would Hurt a Child: Or rather, Would Guilt-trip a Child into Allowing Herself to Be Killed For The Greater Good, as poor Leny found out. That's not to say that Chandra wouldn't hurt children personally - or anyone else. Chandra has a goal in mind, and that goal is protecting the universe and the biggest amount of lives possible; if he has to kill children, adults, the elderly, or literally whatever else to do it, you can bet he'll hardly give the matter a second thought.
Jurisdiction: Death, Source Attribute: Death
The God of Death. He holds final dominion over all mortal souls; not even the Primeval Gods can oppose him.
- By-the-Book Cop: Other gods are constantly harassing him to extend the lives of favored mortals, and he is constantly denying them. It's not that he's cruel, he just wants everyone to follow the rules.
- Death Takes a Holiday: After Agni beats him up to extend Brilith's lifespan, he goes on strike, forcing his assistants to work extra hard.
- Everybody Hates Hades: Averted. Yama is stern and unfriendly but treated with no less respect than the others (aside from his job perhaps being a thankless one) and is portrayed sympathetically. It's clear he has compassion and that's exactly why he's so strict: it'd be painfully unfair to favour one human over another in his case.
- Red Herring: He's not the god Claude made a deal with, though that should have been obvious taking into account Yama's personality, as said deal went against everything he stands for.
- Jerkass God: To a much lesser extent than some other gods we know ofnote , but Yama eventually decided to let go of most of his feelings (including compassion), which Agni criticizes him for. However, Yama verbally deconstructs this to the Fire God: He's the God of Death. If he cared so much about individual lives like Agni does, he would have gone insane eons ago. If he wasn't this, how would he manage to do his job?
- We Used to Be Friends: He and Agni used to be good friends, but as Yama hardened his heart to deal with his job, they seemed to have drifted apart.
- Year Inside, Hour Outside: Time in his residence travels much slower than in the human realm.
Jurisdiction: Unknown, Source Attribute: Resurrection
The God of Restoration. She filled in for Visnu after his disappearance during the Cataclysm.