Azathoth

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The Blind Idiot God
The Progenitor of the Lovecraftian Pantheon
Kana アザトス
Romaji Azatosu
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Race Outer God
Nicknames Achamoth

Vach-Viraj
Lord of All Eldritch
The Abyss
The Cold One
Nuclear Chaos
Eldritch Demiurge
The Deep Dark
Daemon Sultan
Great Outer God
Lord of All Things
The Blind Idiot God
The One in the Abyss
Ruler of the Outer Gods
Father of the Outer Gods
Boundless Daemon Sultan
Chaotic Shadow Twin of God
Emperor of the Old Ones
The Despair Incarnate
Ruler of the Ultimate Void of Chaos
Master of All Creation and Destruction

Hair Color Black
Eye Color Red
Equipment Godly Weapons
Personal Status
Relatives Ycnágnnisssz (Spouse) †

Nyarlathotep (First Son) †
Magnum Innominandum (Second Son)
Magnum Tenebrosum (Daughter)
Cxaxukluth (Third Son)
Yog-Sothoth (Grandson) †
Shub-Niggurath (Granddaughter) †
Trihexa (Great-Granddaughter)
Cthulhu (Great-Great-Grandson)
Old Ones (Descendants) †
Akashi Kyoya (Clone)

Affiliations Himself

Outer Gods (Leader)
Old Ones Faction (Leader)
Lovecraftian Pantheon
Four Great Gods (Original Member)
Five Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Heralds)

Status Inactive (Sealed)
Ranking Outer God

Chief Deity of Lovecraft
Omni-Class Being

You speak of your older sister. Surely you are more of a young goddess than that, Nyx! What point is there in grieving her death? She died because it was her time. Her life served its purpose - to give care to you, and then become my nourishment.

–Azathoth to Nyx.

Azathoth, also known as the Blind Idiot God, the Daemon Sultan, and the Nuclear Chaos, is a cosmic and boundless deity of colossal proportion and the great and all-powerful ruler of the Old Ones. He is omnipotent beyond the power of the Great Old Ones, such as Cthulhu, and even his fellow Outer Gods, including Yog-Sothoth and Yibb-Tstll, and all other beings and is the sole most powerful being in the entire Lovecraftian pantheon.

He is the main antagonist of the War of the Gods Arc of the Story, High School DxD: Mightverse. He is also a major antagonist in the Spin off: Goddess of Night.

Overview[edit | edit source]

here were, in such voyages, incalculable local dangers; as well as that shocking final peril which gibbers unmentionably outside the ordered universe, where no dreams reach; that last amorphous blight of nethermost confusion which blasphemes and bubbles at the centre of all infinity—the boundless daemon-sultan Azathoth, whose name no lips dare speak aloud, and who gnaws hungrily in inconceivable, unlighted chambers beyond time amidst the muffled, maddening beating of vile drums and the thin, monotonous whine of accursed flutes; to which detestable pounding and piping dance slowly, awkwardly, and absurdly the gigantic ultimate gods, the blind, voiceless, tenebrous, mindless Other Gods whose soul and messenger is the crawling chaos Nyarlathotep.

H.P. Lovecraft about Azathoth, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath.

Azathoth is the all-powerful ruler and the Progenitor of the Old Ones and the rest of the Lovecraftian Pantheon. He is the father of Nyarlathotep, Magnum Innominandum, Magnum Tenebrosum and Cxaxukluth. He has been one of the entities that has be seen as a symbol for the Primordial Chaos, along with Chaos and many others.

Azathoth's precise appearance is only hinted at throughout the Mythos, and indeed may be unknowable by mortal beings. It is described as occupying a position outside of the universe, where it is attended by a cohort of alien servants who continually bathe it with the sounds of pipes and drums. Though it is the ruler and creator of all existence, it is described as "a blind idiot god", oblivious to the universe and the beings within it.

Aside from the title of the novel fragment, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath was the first source by the false prophet H.P. Lovecraft to mention Azathoth.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

There can be no definite description of Azathoth because everybody envisions him differently and he is always changing. His body is said to be composed of all the bright stars of the visible universe, but his face is veiled in darkness. His true form is changed to be the most eldritch of the Old Ones.

In his human form, Azathoth has the appearance of a middle-aged, handsome looking tall man with a long face, broad chin, and pronounced cheekbones. He has long black hair, which reaches to his lower back, and reddish-brown eyes with thin eyebrows. He has well-kept mutton chops and a connected mustache, but is otherwise clean-shaven. His usual attire consists of a white, double-breasted trench coat, which has the Old Ones symbol on the middle, with large buttoned cuffs and lapels, white trousers, and trench boots. Over this, he wears a tattered, ankle-length maroon-black cloak, which has a red ribbon near the neck and is fastened to the left with a single large button.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Azathoth's mind was destroyed due to its power, so it holds no real personality. It holds no intellect, no reasoning power, control, malice or empathy. It is a sentient fool that could obliterate reality and not even register or realize.

History[edit | edit source]

Powers & Abilities[edit | edit source]

Immense Strength: As the oldest of the Outer Gods, Azathoth is undoubtedly the strongest god of the Lovecraftian Pantheon and will continue to be so until Cthulhu eventually consumes him. According to Chronos, he makes his son Nyarlathotep look like a puny school bully in comparison. He was able to throw Issei and his companions around like ragdolls, displaying impressive strength. None of the Elder Gods could keep up with him in a one-on-one with the exceptions of Nyx and Shiro.

Nigh-Omnipotence: As a Ruler of the Outer Gods, Azathoth possesses a higher and much less powerful variation of his nigh-omnipotence.

  • Questionable Omnipotence: All of reality is Azathoth's dream, including the multiverses and the infinite spaces. Even Yog-Sothoth, a being who all of reality is just a part of, is a part of Azathoth's dream. If Azathoth wakes up, then all of reality will cease to exist. However, it's unknown if Azathoth is part of some bigger plan, or how strong he really is.
  • Future Prediction: Azathoth can see everything that is to occur from the present moment into the far-flung future. He can everything that lies within that gaze. Rather than seeing a linear future, Azathoth observes all possible futures at once like countless grains of sand in the wind, and can thus act accordingly using the knowledge he has gained to anticipate and counter his opponents.
  • Reality Warping: Azathoth could warp the reality around he into anything and everything that him desires, as long as they fit into the natural order set by the Primordial Entities. He could easily warp the Mount Meru and turned it into various worlds just to show Indra.

Shadow Manipulation: Azathoth is able to create portals using his Shadows, however unlike other Outer Gods, Azathoth does not use a stance to summon a portal, he instead can use it at will without any movement. Azathoth can even choose the individuals he wishes to summon.

Immense Durability: As one of the Outer Gods, Azathoth is a considerably resilient combatant, piercing his own throat and impaling himself with a Energy Sword during his fight with Izanagi without slowing down or showing any signs of physical strain afterward.

Immense Speed: During his battles, Azathoth is very fast, able to outmaneuver a number of relentless assaults from Issei in his True Diabolos Dragon God form. He is able to move faster than the eye can follow, such as when he successfully avoided Issei's Sonic Booster Knight.

Master Hand-to-Hand Combatant: Azathoth possesses a certain of proficiency in hand-to-hand combat. He was able to quickly subdue and pin down Hyoudou Issei, who had his Diabolos Dragon's Armor active at the time, before the latter could react or defend himself properly.

Master Swordsman: Azathoth is proficient enough in swordsmanship to effortlessly clash with and repel a ultimate god-class combatant. In battle, he can easily perform a take-down on his opponent with one hand while wielding his sword in the other.

Genius-Level Intellect: It's unknown on how truly "intelligent" it is. It is stated to be the Supreme Intelligence and is likely omniscient due to its all-encompassing nature.

Flight: Azathoth demonstrates the ability to stay afloat in mid-air.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

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Statistics[edit | edit source]

Power 10/10
Speed 10/10
Stamina 10/10
Endurance 10/10
Technique 10/10
Intelligence 10/10
Total 60/60

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Come than Izanagi, only one shall be walking away tonight and it certainly won't be you." - Azathoth to Izanagi before their battle.
  • "Hahahaha, was this it? Was this the really the power of the Father of Shintoism? You should learn true power, Izanagi, for while you are strong on your own, you are nothing to me." - Azathoth to Izanagi.
    • "I am not done yet, you abomination. I will never rest until your heretic life is extinguished." - Izanagi to Azathoth before the former does his final attack.
      • "Oh course, leaving you alive would prove problematic to me. Farewell Izanagi and don't worry about your precocious Japan, I will take good care of it." - Azathoth to Izanagi before the latter was killed.
  • "Even though I am known as the 'Despair Incarnate', I do show kindness. To those who give me amusement, I give them a proud warrior's death in return. But unlike your valiant husband over there, you have given me nothing but boredom...Ichikishima-hime-no-mikoto. As such, I will not kill you. You shall become a personal plaything of mine. I will give you...ULTIMATE DESPAIR!"
  • "BAHAHAHA! You finally decided to show yourself, eh, Asherah? And you chose such a pitiful vessel. This will be amusing, watching the New Whore of the New God preform her little theatrics once more before her death!" - Azathoth after witnessing Benzaiten's transformation.
  • "You think yourself invincible while hiding behind your mother's powers, but me and Ycnagnnissz were there when her sentience was forming. I personally see her more as an annoying sibling than a rival!" - Azathoth to Nyx.
    • "If you think that's intimidating me you're damn wrong! I'll destroy you right where you stand!" - Nyx's response.
      • "Keh... you can try. In the end, all you'll be doing is foolishly delivering me your mother on a silver platter." - Azathoth to Nyx before attacking.
  • "I am one who knows the vastness of all reality. I was there when you crawled out of your mother for the first time, an titan in an embryo. Your mere power is naught compared to mine. Now die for your insolence!" - Azathoth to Cronus.
  • "If I fall in the next battles, you shall be the one to shoulder the rest of my legacy." - Azathoth to Cthulhu
    • "Me? A mere Great Old One? I don't know if I should thank you or call you a blind idiot, my Master." - Cthulhu to Azathoth.
      • "*Sighs and rubs temples* My children are far too dependant on me. Tell me, Cthulhu, how many have tried to overthrow me and actually made me exert effort in stopping them? None. Not your kin, nor mine. Not Yog-Sothoth or even Nyarlathotep. You were the only one that dared to display that kind of boldness and insolance." - Azathoth to Cthulhu.
        • "Boasting individuality does not make me any more formidable." - Cthulhu's response.
          • "I have already given you everything you'll need. You will become 'Nuclear Chaos'...the same as me. All you need is the opportunity to grow."

Image Gallery[edit | edit source]

Battles[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Azathoth's height is [195cm] and body weight is [98kg].
  • His main theme song is Evangelion OST - Fate.
  • Azathoth's appearance is based on Yhwach from Bleach.
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