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You have an inflated sense of your importance. To a thing like me, a thing like you, well... Think how you'd feel if a bacterium sat at your table and started to get snarky. This is one little planet in one tiny solar system in a galaxy that's barely out of its diapers. I'm old, very old. So I invite you to contemplate how insignificant I find you.
Death.

Death is the pre-existential entity that existed at the same as God. He is the personification of the primordial abstract concept of all death while his counterpart Life is the personification of the primordial abstract concept of all life. The only known beings who are able to rival/surpass its power are God, Azathoth, Khaos and Life.

Overview

Death's True Form (Art by Erica Anderson)

Death has the power to free the soul of a body and send a soul to it's appropriate destination (usually an afterlife or reincarnation). Reapers, whom are the servants of Death, state that nothing can escape the clutches of their master, for as it is written, there must always be death. He rarely interferes in the mortal plane, often leaves this task to his servants and the various Death and Underworld Gods.

When it comes to the affairs that involve the living or other events that occur within different realms beyond that of the norm, Death is completely amoral to them and is only concerned with the task at hand and that is reap any and all those who are on the brink of dying or currently dying as well. It possesses no care whatsoever to the living and cannot be bargained nor reasoned with. Il Separatio describes it as a "true conceptual agent of the law".

For other entities to claim a soul instead of Death itself, they usually have to have a valid claim on the soul; either a contract or the deceased worshiped the God's Pantheon. The exact nature of the relationship between Death Gods and Death itself is loyal servants to master or children to father type.

However, when it comes to beings whom predated the universe such as the Outer Gods or the Great Old Ones, this causes a sense of frustration. Since Death is an enforcer of the Natural Order, beings like the Old Ones for example defy such an order and therefore desecrate the laws that was created in order to keep the universe and its 'wheels' in balance. The Old Ones gnaw at this wheel like dogs chewing on a tire, eventually rendering it damaged and improperly functioning. This is due to the fact that they predated the laws of the natural order itself and are not bound to its rules. Because of this, Death is unable to properly reap them, instead it waits out for other opposing forces to destroy such beings. Death is the one being that most Old Ones fear, especially given that they themselves believe that they are beyond death.

While seen as a manifestation of Death itself, Death is not a being, but rather a concept of which occurs at the end of life. While many beings, most commonly gods of death, refer to themselves as 'Death Incarnate' they are not true death nor are they manifestations of the concept itself. During Creation, he didn't participate in the battle between the others, he merely watched the fight along with Life and Father Time.

Appearance

Art from RPG maker.

While Death is normally a formless entity, it is historically depicted as being a massive and hooded skeletal figure with a scythe in its hand and an hour glass pendant, which shows the time of death for each and every being in the universe. It is able to assume countless forms, and each form that is presented reflects off of the type of being that Death is reaping. Its true form is never revealed, for its true visage is basically indescribable. One account details that during the Great Flood, the prophet Noah witnessed what appeared to be a gargantuan mass of living darkness which was emanating nothing but a cold and deeply dark feeling of misery and woe, as though all the happiness was gone from the world. Along with a showing of two colossal feathery black wings which blotted out the sun entirely.

However, like God and Khaos, Death has taken multiple human appearances in both male and female forms. In most of his human forms, no matter what age or gender, Death always carries his signature scythe.

Personality

No one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good. Death is a law, not a punishment. Unlike life which is a lie, it is the truth. But sometimes, there are things worse than death.
Death.

Death is extremely cold aloof and enigmatic, being completely detached from the rest of the universe, rarely showing himself connecting to the people or beings who live within it. As if to state that his view on the importance of devils is just like how devils view the importance of bacterium.

When it comes to the affairs that involve the living or other events that occur within different realms beyond that of the norm, Death is completely amoral to them and is only concerned with the task at hand and that is reap any and all those who are on the brink of dying or currently dying as well. It possesses no care whatsoever to the living and cannot be bargained nor reasoned with. He has been described by lI Separatio as a "true conceptual agent of the law". He showed great neutrality and passiveness to almost everyone even towards his siblings. He is responsible yet easy-going towards his job as the original primordial reaper, and always stick to the letter of the law of the universe. Where he remain on the sidelines with Father Time and her sister Life, during the first war of Creation. He rarely interferes in the mortal plane, often leaves this task to his servants and the various Death and Underworld Gods.

For other entities to claim a soul instead of Death itself, they usually have to have a valid claim on the soul; either a contract or the deceased worshiped the God's Pantheon. The exact nature of the relationship between Death Gods and Death itself is loyal servants to master or children to father type.

However, when it comes to beings whom predated the universe such as the Outer Gods or the Great Old Ones, this causes a sense of frustration. Since Death is an enforcer of the Natural Order, beings like the Old Ones for example defy such an order and therefore desecrate the laws that was created in order to keep the universe and its 'wheels' in balance. The Old Ones gnaw at this wheel like dogs chewing on a tire, eventually rendering it damaged and improperly functioning. This is due to the fact that they predated the laws of the natural order itself and are not bound to its rules. Because of this, Death is unable to properly reap them, instead it waits out for other opposing forces to destroy such beings. Death is the one being (other than God and Khaos) that most Old Ones including the the Outer gods fear, especially given that they themselves believe that they are beyond death. He seems to rather has some degree of contempt and annoyed by their existence, specially towards their creator: Azathoth. When he discuss Azathoth and his Old Ones (Great Old Ones and the Outer Gods) to Father Time, he seems to be quite displeased by their soon to be future return upon the universe, and knowing they will wreck havoc and chaos upon all of creation, his job and the balance that their maintaining and protecting will be greatly affected, showing a strong hate for them.

Despite his quiet and distant attitude, he showed a sibling bond towards her twin counterpart/sister Life, and being with her while preserving and maintaining the balance and cycle of life and death. He also shown to respect his elder brother God's authority and power, he holds great respect to Him to the point that he only reaps the souls that are time to die. He is also in good terms with Father Time and from time to time visit him to talk about important events and happenings in the Creation. When in peace and in rare times while faring and escorting deceased people, he will acts as a personal comforter and adviser towards their destination afterlife, but hold great contempt towards wicked and filthy souls, where he will shows his very cold, sadistic, and sinister side while escorting them in Hell/Underworld for eternal punishment. Surprisingly, Death is very wary of the Darkness despite being one of the few beings capable to rival or stopping her stronger older sister Ayin. Ironically, on the contrary, The Darkness is unawere of his existence despite them being similar in age.

It also rare for Death to have interest in something or someone, and very few he has ever shown a level of interest in, and one of it is towards the mortals who successfully cheated death itself whether it is many times or not. Additionally, he cares very little for major events of the world like The Apocalypse, and despite his coerced involvement by Lucifer, he only pays the events vague interest, resulting in his tendency to wander off from his assigned targets. Yet despite his seemingly indifferent, amoral, and passively enigmatic composure, Death holds great detestment, contempt, and frustration towards those who don't mind taken lightly, mocks, and belittles death itself, This showing that despite rarely showing himself, he takes great pride and reverence towards his embodiment, and claimed that death (who is among the living embodiments and elements of the universal force itself) cannot be taken very lightly by anyone, specially mortals (who tends to foolishly takes death in more lightly manner and foolish way).

In one of rare instances, he is also shown to be a capable teacher and mentor towards his students and servants, showing great pride and joy when they successfully learn his teachings, one of them is the Archangel of Death Azrael, where he called him a good apprentice and protégé. It is also revealed that Death is surprisingly protective of his protégé as clearly seen when he defended and saved him from Nyarlathotep.

Powers and Abilities

Being the personification of all forms of Death, physical, spiritual, and metaphysical, Death stands as one of the most powerful beings in existence, possibly equaling even that of the God, Azathoth and Khaos. He exists on a scale beyond comprehension, viewing the entirety of Creation and its denizens as mere bacteria.

  • Nigh-Omnipotence: As the Primordial Personification of Absolute Death, Death possesses the power to do absolutely anything he desires, possessing infinite and unending power, far surpassing that of the Cosmic Entities and the Elder Gods themselves while being superior most of his siblings. Death is stated to be the final Horseman to appear within the Book of Revelations, being able to kill all living things that aren't to be saved. The only beings that are able to harm or surpassed him are God, Khaos, Azathoth and Life (his counterpart). He is also one of the few beings capable of rivalling or stopping Ayin, the Primordial Antimatter, along with Vitriol the Great Filter, and Life the Primordial Deity of Life.
    • Transcendent Grim Reaper Physiology: As the Primordial Embodiment of Death, Death is a Grim Reaper, which is another form for the personification of Death. These types of beings are a variation of psycho pomp, which gives them all of the powers and responsibilities that come with the position which may range from simply guiding the dead to the next world to actively causing the death, possibly somewhat both. Grim Reapers are mostly seen as cloaked skeletal winged figures with scythes or sickles that claim the souls of the deceased and take them to their respected afterlife's, however this is not always the case and they have been seen in varies forms throughout history, even appearing as angels, demons and spirits. Death is also the father of all the Reapers which exists, making Death the strongest Grim Reaper in existence being equal and only surpassed by God, Khaos, Azathoth and Life.
    • Death Embodiment: He is Death itself at the most primal and base concept. He is considered the most powerful of the Four Horseman. It is mortality, being able to bypass and make even the Gods mortal, killing them regardless of their level of power. Even his siblings are no exeption as he boosted that he would rip the God himself one day. As the Primordial Embodiment of Death, Death is considered to be the strongest Grim Reaper in the Multiverse, being able to take on beings such as God, Khaos and Azathoth single handily, however, he can only take on one at a time.
    • Absolute Death Manipulation/Omnicide: Death is capable of manipulating all forms of Death, be it natural or unnatural. Due to this, he has control over Fate itself. The fate of all beings that are about to die fall into his hands. He can also kill beings that style themselves as immortal as all beings born following the advent of the Multiverse possess a concept of Death, even Cosmic Entities or his siblings. As the force of Death, he is also capable of manipulating its afterlife destination.
    • Death Lordship: Being the Pre-existential embodiment of Death, Maveth has absolute control over death and all things that are related to the dead, allowing him to have limitless control over everyone and everything that is dead, and manipulate all things related to death.
      • Afterlife Transport: Death has the power to transport beings to the afterlife. He has stated that he has performed this only a few times in his existence.
      • Absolute Soul Manipulation: Due to his duties as a death itself, he has the power to manipulate and control the essence possessed by all living things known as the Soul. Similarly to that of God and Life Death is one of the only three beings able to manipulate soul's on an absolute level, as such Death is able to manipulate the souls, spirits and ghosts of all aspects, of all places, realities, dimensions/realms, times, universes, etc., regardless of his location such as those in a higher dimension/plane, heaven, hell, or a metaphysical/conceptual one (i.e., a dream/dream world, an illustration, a complete void, in-between or outside fantasy and reality, an illogical/paradoxical world), Death will be able to create, shape and manipulate any and all forms of soul forces at an absolute level, gaining unimaginable power and great abilities involving all the forces of souls in the multiverse and everything connected to them.
    • Omnificence: As a Primordial Entity who has existed prior to when Time began, Death has the power to convert nothing and create something from nothing. Like his siblings, he can create entire universe on a scale that encompasses the Lower Unity.
      • Afterlife Creation: As the original and primordial Death, he is capable of creating a spirit realm in which those who die go to after their lives end, originally that is.
    • Omnilock: Death is an entity that exists outside of time, space, and all concepts that restrain and bind beings within the Lower Worlds. He is free of concepts such as life, death, time, space, fate, finite, infinite, good, evil, etc.
    • Omnineutrality: Death is the also the living embodiment of pure neutrality, making him one of the most frighteningly peaceful, powerful, yet ambiguous and enigmatic being in all the cosmos. He is the perfect embodiment of neutrality, transcending any and all concept of neutrality. He has incomprehensible yet perfectly neutral compared to other beings of good and evil, and acts passive and neutral, much like his servants. He can peacefully end absolutely settle any conflict that possibly exists, and he knows the true values of neutrality. However, he usually and frequently prefer to not taking any side in any of the conflicts, just only peacefully end them, otherwise the conflict between good and evil will cause harm around him and by extension the world in various ways, and to just bring a better end to said conflicts and get evil to be redeemed, and good to be pacified. He can be infinitely patient, almost or totally apathetic, reserved, fair, forgiving (in some rare cases), courageous, gentle, and even all polite in nature, though he is still amoral at best and can outright punish others regardless if they are evil, neutral, or even benevolent, at least he tend to do so temporarily, if the balance of the universe is tip or bothered (similar to God and Father Time). The most destructive trait is that while he is in charge of balancing all of the realities in their wake, he is totally in charge of the very morality that they stem from. Another unique case is that he have all neutrality-based powers. What he risk doing however, is keeping all of creation and among anything else in existence in balance, especially whenever it comes to evil and good like lesser forms of neutrality does. Even though he is on top of the grey zone, the common standard he have is to view the opposites as being two sides of the same coin, and quite essentially, he cannot have one without the other, which also stems to the fact that benevolence cannot exist without malevolence, and also tend to view all the opposites being the same. He considered by many beings across the Multiverse as the true agent of the law.
    • Absolute Immortality: Death is an ancient entity that has existed since before the beginning of the Multiverse itself. It is timeless, ageless, and eternal, with him going so far as to state that he is one of the only things that will last forever. Though he is the concept of Death, he does not possess such a concept, being incapable of dying naturally. That does not mean that he cannot be killed, though it would require a being of equal power to even harm, much less kill him. However, due to being the very concept of death in her most primeval state, his destruction is only temporal. As long as there is anything which can be killed, Death will never truly die.
      • Absolute Regeneration: Death is capable of reforming and resurrecting himself from absolute conceptual destruction, finding it to be an annoyance to have to resurrect himself afterward.
      • Nigh-Invulnerability: As the Primordial Embodiment of Death, Death is nigh-invincible with very few things in existence capable of harming him or even wounding him. As a Pre-existential primordial being, Death cannot be destroyed by any physical means as not even the combined might of the entire Top 10 would ruffle him. He can only be harmed and destroyed by beings equal to him in power.
    • Nigh-Omniscience: As an ancient entity who existed before time began, Death knows a great deal about Creation itself, bordering on near-absolute awareness of all things that go on within the Multiverse. He is nearly all-knowing with very few gaps within his knowledge. Said gaps in his knowledge is knowing where his siblings are and what their actions will be. Maveth knows things that only few individuals know, and it is hard to determine his way of thinking, but according to Sephira it is only because he is someone that doesn't interfere with the lives of others, preferring his own privacy. He is a aware and knows many things and secrets even about his siblings including the true purpose and relationship between the God an The Darkness.
      • Necroscience: Death knows who will die, when they will die, where they will die, and how they will die.
    • Omnipresence: Death exists wherever there is life and death. Whenever someone dies, he (or his servants) is there to collect it by instructing the Sisters of Fate on who will die.

History

Myths and Legends

Death is frequently imagined as a personified force. In some mythologies, a character known as the Grim Reaper causes the victim's death by coming to collect that person's soul. Other beliefs hold that the Specter of Death is only a Psychopomp, serving to sever the last ties between the soul and the body, and to guide the deceased to the afterlife, without having any control over when or how the victim dies. Death is most often personified in male form, although in certain cultures Death is perceived as female (for instance, Morana in Slavic mythology, Dhumavati in Hindu mythology, or La Calavera Catrina in Mexico).

Quotes

The brave trembles before me, the wise try to understand to me, the loyal breaks in front of me, the cunning try to defy me and you... you are a fool who believes to be greater than I. You are not the first who seek to surpass Death, foolish man, and you certainly will not be the last. And like the others, you will cease to existence... by my hand.
Death to a wizard.
Death is neither scary or painful. It is liberating. If you ask me, I'd say life is the true monster of this story.
Death.
I'm as old as God, maybe even older, whatever. In the end, I will reap him down too. Oh yes, God will die too.
Death for a human.
When the first living thing existed, I was there, waiting. I'll put the chairs on the tables, turn out the lights and lock the universe behind me when I leave.
Death.
Hmm, so you don't want to die? ... That's too bad.
Death
I've come to get you... I'm Death. Complaints can be made in hell.
Death
Some are born guided by Eros, the God of Love. While others by Thanatos, the God of Death. The problem for you is that Thanatos knows this, and will use love to hold you in his arms. If Death can't come to you, it makes you come to it.
Death.
Do you know something ironic about Death? It's just that the more you try to resist her... The more you try to run away from her... The more you fall in love with her. You may even say you hate her, but you know that you will inevitably surrender to her cold arms.
Death.
One day your turn will come. Death will come no matter who the customer is. You may even cry and pray, but your funeral will not escape.
Death to Carl Black.
Oh, Death, oh Death, oh Death, won't you spare me over another year. But what is this, that I can't see with ice cold hands taking hold of me. 🎵 When God is gone and the Devil takes hold, who will have mercy on your soul. 🎵 Oh, Death, oh Death, oh Death, no wealth, no ruin, no silver, no gold. Nothing satisfies me but your soul. Oh, Death, well I am Death, none can excel, I'll open the door to heaven or hell. 🎵 Oh, Death, oh Death, my name is Death and the end is here...
Death singing their own song.

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