The Vedic Goddess of Fire
|Nicknames||The Goddess of Fire, Knowledge, Sacrifice, Dawn, and the Sun
The Forgotten Goddess
|Relatives||Shiroe Kuroyuki (Lover)
Rikka Kuroyuki (Daughter)
|Affiliations||Mount Meru (Formerly)
|Ranking||SS-Rank Deity Class
Head Deity of the Hindu Pantheon (Formerly)
Agni is the deceased Goddess of Fire from the Hindu Pantheon and the twin sister of the King of the Devas, Indra. She is the mother of Rikka Kuroyuki and the retainer of the Elder God, Shiva.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Different from her brother whose presence strikes fear, Agni's presence, and visage strike awe and brings comfort. Stated to be extremely beautiful, Agni possessed long crimson hair that reached past her shoulders and stopped above her waist. Her eyes were orange, possessing the same shade and ferocity as a roaring flame. Her skin was tan and slightly lighter than that of her twin brother. Her body is curvy, possessing large breasts as well as a round rear. Her walk was said to contain an enticing sway to it.
Agni's choice of clothing varies depending on her will but her most preferred article of clothing involves a red vest with a sleeveless black crop-top with the collar and the shirt opening at the chest revealing her cleavage. She has two straps that connect to the hem of her top that supports her skirt that opens at the left side, revealing her left leg. On her left leg are two black straps and she wears a pair of long black boots. Her arms are covered in long black sleeves that reach up to her mid-bicep. A golden brace is seen at her upper biceps.
Personality[edit | edit source]
A contrast to Indra but possessing the same blunt personality, Agni was known to be more openly kind than her brother. She possessed a bright personality that naturally drew others to her. Her benevolence being the aspect that garnered her many worshippers in the past and allowed her to be remembered to this day. Agni also has the tendency to agree with what her brother says, even if it goes against her beliefs, believing that Indra has the best in mind for the pantheon. However, inwardly, at times, Agni deeply regrets siding with Indra on certain matters such as his decision to agree with the other Gods to flood the planet and wipe out humanity.
While possessing a degree of arrogance due to being a Goddess and a powerful one at that, Agni never openly showed hostility nor threatened other pantheons as opposed to her brother, who openly threatened to annihilate Issei in front of Azazel during their first meeting. Agni believes in the necessity of co-existence between Pantheons as a key to peace among the Supernatural World, a key philosophy that partly inspired Azazel's push for a treaty between the Three Factions and unite as a single Pantheon.
Noted to be similar in personality to a certain someone, Agni has the habit of needlessly apologizing for things, even if it wasn't her fault, taking all the blame unto herself. She will work her hardest to fix them, though her reasons are far different from her daughter's, seeing as fixing a mistake as a responsibility and her oath to the people that revere her.
History[edit | edit source]
Born as the eldest daughter of the God-Sage Kashyapa, Agni grew up alongside several other Deities within the Hindu Pantheon. She was there when Kali annihilated the two Asuras who attempted to assassinate the God Vishnu. Sometime before the Great War, Agni sided with her brother Indra and the other Gods to wipe out mankind, believing that Indra only had their pantheon's best interests in mind. Afterward, she was confronted by Kali who openly expressed her hatred for Agni. Agni apologized and deeply begged the Goddess of Destruction for forgiveness which Kali stated that she would have to work for.
Years after the flood, when Man began to flourish and create their civilizations, Agni was one of the first deities to head down. She appeared alongside Indra, who brought bountiful rains for harvests, while she provided them warmth. Her presence made her one of the most worshipped deities at the time, more so than Vishnu and Shiva. However, as civilization progressed, Agni as a Goddess faded into shadows with the only reminder of her being celebrated in the Holi Festivals and other events.
Before the series began, Agni traveled to Japan and fell in love with a man named Shiroe Kuroyuki. The two had a daughter in secret which she named Rikka. When Rikka was five, Indra began his campaign against Shiva and asked his sister if she would ally herself with him. Agni refused, calling his war a useless endeavor. Not one month later, Agni discovered the existence of the Khaos Brigade and the involvement of several deities from her pantheon. Attempting to bring the information forward to her brother, Agni was ambushed and killed by Mara, a Demonic God from Buddhism but managed to send the information to Kali before she breathed her last.
Powers and Abilities[edit | edit source]
As his sister, Agni was Indra's equal in power and one of the few deities in their pantheon who did not hesitate to stand up to him whenever he did something wrong. She is powerful and was considered to be strong enough to be a member of the Top Ten Strongest Existences prior to her demise. Agni demonstrated the ability to control and generate flames that are said to be "as hot as the core of the sun."
Immense Strength: An existence equal to Indra himself and a Goddess with Ultimate-Class Power. Agni is one of the most powerful deities among all mythologies. Like her brother, she is stated to be so powerful that it would take the combined might of all current Satans to rival her. Within their pantheon, Shiva considers her to be one of the only beings capable of manhandling Indra and Indra states that she is the only being that can tie him in a fight. However, Agni states that Kali is capable of achieving the same feat as she can. She is so powerful that Shiva took her on as his retainer and it took the combined might of one of the Deva Kings and the God Mara, alongside several thousand High and Ultimate Class soldiers to kill her.
Immortality: As a Goddess, she was not subject to old age. However, she can be killed.
Pyrokinesis: As the Goddess of Fire, Agni is said to have had immense control over fire. She can generate flames as hot as the Sun itself and the flames cannot be extinguished by normal means, requiring copious amounts of magically enhanced water enough to fill a small lake to extinguish a blaze capable of consuming a house. Her flames are said to be able to burn Gods. The flames she generates are a mysterious shade of red.
Equipment[edit | edit source]
Agneyastra[edit | edit source]
Her signature weapon is the Agneyastra, a divine weapon that she lent to the Hero Arjuna. The weapon takes the form of a sword that is capable of generating red flames. Agni was said to have wielded this weapon in the Deva War against one of the Deva Chiefs, Bali. It is believed that this weapon was destroyed upon her death.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Agni's appearance is based on Margaret Odius from Record of Grancrest War.
- In Ancient Vedic Texts, Agni is depicted as the God of Fire and is said to be one of the impermanent elements alongside Space (Akasha), Air (Vayu), Water (Ap), and Earth (Prthvi). The five of them combined to form the fundamental empirically perceived material of existence itself.
- Agni is also one of the most invoked gods in Ancient Vedic Religion alongside Indra and Soma. In here, Agni is said to exist at three levels. On the Earth, he exists as Fire, in the Atmosphere, he exists as Lightning, and in the Sky, he exists as the Sun.
- Worship and prominence of Agni declined in the post-Vedic Era where Agni was transformed from a God to a metaphor of all transformative energy and literature.
- Agni is still invoked in Saptapadi or Agnipradakshinam (seven steps and mutual vows), as well being part of Diya (lamp) in festivals such as Divali and Aarti in Puja.