Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Enhanced Senses, Existence erasure, Creation, Law creation/control (As the leader of the Deus Ex Machina, Thanatos possesses godly power different from even the other machine gods. She could create and control the laws of every world at will, making all attacks against her powerless or even backfire), Regneration, BFR, Creating matter out of thin air, Terra-forming or recreating the environment, Defense against space time erasure attacks, defense against existence erasure attacks, Energy manipulation, Energy absorption, Durability negation(with certain attacks).
Weapon Keraunus - A sword that Thanatos uses that can release light that can erase the existence of whatever it touches.
Attack Potency: At least Star lvl most likely higher (Thanatos created worlds and is capable of destroying them with ease) (check info section for info of what makes up a world)
Durability: At least Star lvl most likely higher (Thanatos can survive with no problem even if an attack was capable of destroying a world) (check info section for info of what makes up a world)
Speed: Likely immeasurable (Faster and stronger than Kizuna who early on in the series could move so fast that he surpassed time, space, cause and effect)
The summits of the mountains that were like alps covered in snow showed their faces from that sea of cloud.
They looked like a chain of islands floating on the ocean. At the summit of a mountain that was conspicuously high among them, there was a castle.
A sky sanctuary shining white. It had a close resemblance to the sanctuary of Greece, the Parthenon, but this sanctuary was far bigger and far resplendent than that. From the slope of the mountain until far above the summit, a sanctuary of a total of twelve floors was built, its height reached even higher than a kilometer. At the highest place of that sanctuary, was the Deus ex machina Thanatos.
Thanatos had the figure of a beautiful girl with long golden hair and blue eyes. On her forehead was a hair ornament attached with gems. White wing ornaments were at the sides of her face. The clothes she wore was a white one piece, resembling the clothes the gods of Greece were wearing in paintings or carvings. There were wings like a sculpture on her back. And then leg parts that were like pillars. She closely resembled a goddess enshrined in the sanctuary of the gods.
However the space that goddess lived in was exceedingly simple.
There was white as far as the eye could see. There was nothing other than that.
Whether the ceiling or the floor or the walls, everything didn’t have any ornament, it was just a white space. One could see the outside from the windows at the four directions, but even staring from there, there was only the continuing blue sky above the sea of clouds.
This white world with continuing sea of clouds was the world Thanatos created. White, silent, the miniature garden of Thanatos where everything was perfectly created beautifully. However, even this beautiful world didn’t give its creator’s heart any consolation. Thanatos was directing her eyes that were filled with sorrow as usual to her guests.
Only that space where the guest was at had vivid color spreading, there was a foreign feeling there like paint dropping on a white canvas by mistake.
Osiris of yellow and Odin of blue.
Osiris with her light brown skin smiled gracefully.
“Thanatos is making sad eyes just like usual. How are you? Come visit my created world sometime. It’s a really calming and pleasant place you know. Surely your heart will be comforted there.”
Here are some passages of Nayuta another machine god explaing what a world is and explaining about the gods worlds they made.
That was a sword with two blades. It had two wide and very long curved blades, lining up parallel to each other. The blade that severed apart the relation with this world. The huge sharp blades that were nearly two meter were just right for the current Neros.
“Here I come!”
Fully opening the thrusters on her back, Himekawa approached in front of Hokuto in one go.
Two flashes ran from one attack.
Red shockwave attacked the enemy from the movement of Gladius.
The red blade of Hakke Kirin repelled the silver blade of Gladius. “Hah!” Himekawa reversed the point of her sword and slashed horizontally aiming at Hokuto’s torso.
The flashing slash released particles of light, the shockwave reached until the ground. That pressure blew away the roofs of the buildings.
Gladius slashed up from below. It struck the body of Hakke Kirin, bouncing up the blade tip above.
Together with a shriek of fighting spirit, Himekawa’s returning blade cut at Hokuto’s left arm. There was a definite feedback. The two blades certainly dug into Hokuto’s armor. The next instant, Hokuto’s left arm danced in the air.
One of the machine god’s arm, was bisected.
Unable to believe what she saw, Hokuto stared at her arm that was separating from her while rotating in the air. “Lies, that……”
When she looked at her left arm, certainly her arm was not there. It was like there was no armor at all starting from her elbow since the beginning, it was bisected with a clean cut.
“U, u, uWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!”
Hokuto’s scream thundered in the sky. The wave of impact was transmitted to the dark cloud, undulating like a sea.
“This is not funny, not funny, something like this, like this――”
Hokuto’s abnormality made Himekawa’s countenance change.
The light traveling all over Hokuto’s body converged at her cut left arm. Lines of light drew the contour of her lost arm, in succession the lines also drew the arm’s internal structure like drawing a plan. And then like fitting on puzzle pieces, the part surrounded by lines were changing into armor.
Himekawa’s eyes clouded in shock.
Hokuto’s left arm that should be bisected was reconstructed.
Hokuto wailed while her eyes were gathering tears.
“Something like this is not fun at all!”
Cold sweat trickled down Himekawa’s forehead. The same like Nayuta. Nayuta could also immediately recover from the damage she received.
‘――Against that, won’t we be unable to defeat her forever?’
That feeling of powerlessness and dread was spreading in her heart like a dark cloud. Himekawa tried to shake it off with her willpower and encouraged herself.
“Then I’ll do it no matter how many times!”
Himekawa once again attacked with Gladius. However, Hokuto also moved her Hakke Kirin. The two swords with supernatural ability clashed in the air.
It was a sword locking contest where Gladius extinguished the flame Hakke Kirin gushed out. The damage was enormous even just from that influence. Flame scorched the sky and the heat blazed up the buildings of the city.
With fierce a shockwave, the whole city sunk down with the two as the center. Even buildings that reached several tens of meters were crumbling down as if they were crushed from above. The houses crumbled as though they were stepped on by a giant, fissures were spreading in radial shape from the concaving ground.
“I’m counting on you! Gladius!”
When Hokuto shouted that, the flame of Hakke Kirin became even fiercer. Intense heat and shockwave attacked Himekawa. Even her fingers that were holding Gladius became trembling.
And then Hokuto roared as if to spout her soul.
At that moment, Gladius snapped.
Here are some passages of Aine using pulverizer which can destroy space and time but it fails to even destroy the machine dragon of the machine god Odin who is weaker than Thanatos.
Aine discarded Laevateinn and took out Pulverizer once more from a magic circle.
The area around Aine distorted. The atmosphere was whirling and electrical discharge ran in the air. And then she pulled the trigger without a moment’s delay.
「I’ll leave it to you! Pulverizer!」
The light of destruction ran towards Odin. But, this time the other Fafnir thrust itself into Pulverizer’s firing line.
Light that enveloped the whole arena flooded out. Aine was convinced that she at least obliterated Fafnir inside that light.
――I can do this!
Next it would depend on how much damage she could inflict on Odin. However it was impossible for her to be unharmed from this. Aine was feeling that she was approaching near towards Ataraxia, towards Kizuna.
However, that hope of Aine was smashed apart by the reality that appeared before her eyes.
At the other side of the explosion smoke and vapor, a huge dragon’s head was floating.
――Pulverizer didn’t work.
Odin explains that Thanatos created the laws of all worlds and if she were to die they would all be destroyed as a side effect.
「But, at that time it will be the time that spell the end of all the worlds.」
Kizuna stared at Odin’s face in shock. Reiri also lost her words from surprise. She pulled herself back together and asked.
「What does that mean? Say it in a way we can understand.」
「Let’s see, for example……」
Odin put forward her palm. Then white cold air gathered above her palm and a lump of ice appeared. When she flipped her palm, the ice lump fell on the floor and broke.
「When my hand let go, the ice fall to the floor.」
Reiri frowned. She couldn’t understand what Odin was going to say.
「That’s because there is gravity right?」
「That’s right. And then if a force is added from the fall, it will break. And then if heat is added, it will become water and evaporate.」
The lump of ice on the floor melted in the blink of eye and became water.
Kei typed on her keyboard expressionlessly.
『Simple physical law. There is nothing particularly mysterious about it.』
「This is an example. This kind of law rule over this world. But what if this kind of law doesn’t exist in this world?」
Kei’s fingertips stopped above her keyboard.
「This world, and also your world. Inherent law exists in all the worlds. That kind of law defines each world, forming the world by carrying decision like this world is moving by this kind of rule. If that kind of rule doesn’t exist, all worlds will become simple chaos, unable to maintain existence.」
Kei operated her keyboard while sweating coldly.
『I understand what you want to say. If all the laws are gone, world won’t be able to maintain their form. Any kind of substance won’t be allowed to exist. But, what is the relation of that with Thanatos?』
Odin closed her eyes.
「All the rules of our world──are created and maintained by Thanatos.」
Reiri’s face stiffened.
「Even if for argument’s sake you are able to defeat Thanatos, at that moment your world and also my world will surely be annihilated.」
Thanatos sends kizuna and his companions to different worlds she created to separate them.
「No. Naturally she will notice our arrival here. Thanatos will surely come into contact with us from her end. Don’t let your guard down.」
At that time a small crack entered the space before Kizuna’s eyes.
There was a glass in front of him and a pebble hit it that it cracked. He thought if it was something like that.
A crack was spreading in an empty space where there was nothing.
──’Don’t tell me’
The cracked space was crumbling in pieces.
He had only ever saw an Entrance of gigantic size with height of a few hundred meters.
However this was like it was for individual use──,
Something chilling was crawling up Kizuna’s back.
「Everyone! Be ca──」
When Kizuna turned around, there was no one there.
Cold sweat suddenly trickled down.
Pure white floor.
And then tall ceiling.
There was no wall, there were large pillars made from the same material of the floor lining up.
That space vaguely reminded him of Greek temple.
However at the other side of the pillar was the outer space that looked like flowing think ink.
A space without coloring,
And then Thanatos.
There were only the two of them confronting each other.
Golden hair and blue eyes. On her back were white and golden and blue gigantic wings. That appearance was worthy to be called a goddess that was enshrined in the temple of the gods.
「It’s you huh, the individual who defeated Odin.」
Kizuna’s whole body was enveloped with prickling tension. It felt like the skin throughout his body became a sensitive sensor. The fear he felt there increased his body temperature. However his head was clear. The tension and fear uplifted Kizuna’s mind like narcotic drug, creating the greatest concentration power.
「Where in the world is this? What happened to everyone else?」
「This world is something created for you. Each of the other intruders are also locked into different worlds separately.」
Kizuna felt a bit relieved knowing that everyone was safe.
「This is really luxurious to have a personal world like this. Though it’s a bit too bland here.」
「It’s something for temporary capture. There is no need to decorate it at all.」
Thanatos was staring at Kizuna like a scientist observing a subject.
「Something like skipping the process of evolution, and suddenly obtaining a power to the degree that can defeat god……the experiment is clearly a failure. However it will be useful to perfect my archive as an irregular case. Therefore before I erase the your world, it’s necessary to investigate first. I’m capturing the other individual is also for nothing more than that.」
Here are some passages explaining what the thunderbolt of keraunos that Thanatos can use is capable of doing. As well as some more feats of her fight with kizuna.
「The risk is higher than the result that can be obtained from investigation. Therefore the purge is prioritized.」
Thanatos’s eyes changed color from blue to gold.
Kizuna’s intuition instantly turned sharp.
He kicked on the floor that was like white marble and moved instantly. That floor exploded from the red light that was fired from Thanatos’s hand. Vivid red flame was blazing up inside the monotone world.
Kizuna was flying inside the temple while trickling cold sweat.
If he was late just for a moment, he would be done in. He was saved because he obeyed his instinct that detected danger and moved before Thanatos was starting to move.
However Thanatos was calmly staring at Kizuna who was flying in circle and pointed her hand. That palm shined red once more.
Right before Thanatos’s light reached, a silver shield appeared on Kizuna’s arm.
Zecros’s shield blocked Thanatos’s light.
Thanatos’s eyelashes that were half laying down twitched.
「What……? The thunderbolt Keraunos, is blocked?」
The red light that Thanatos fired, Keraunos was a red lightning that destroyed everything. It could return everything that existed inside the world Thanatos created back into nothingness.
「That shield is……I see, it’s that small god’s」
Kizuna yelled toward his own armor.
Differential Frame was instantly created on Kizuna’s back.
Golden light attacked Thanatos along with that war cry.
Thanatos spread both her hands. Then a black dome with Thanatos as the center appeared. Stars were floating there, as though seeing the night sky from the outside. The bombardment of Differential Frame was vanishing as though absorbed into that space.
Kizuna stretched his right arm right to his side. Taros’s right arm appeared ahead of that hand. It was a giant hammer shining black. Inside it possessed a small black hole that swallowed everything, Titania. An anomalous hammer.
Taros’s hammer and Thanatos’s space clashed. Enormous gravity sucked in the light drifting in the space, gouging a hole in the space.
Thanatos’s half closed eyes widened slightly.
Just some passages of Thanatos bringing aine who was trapped in another world into the same one kizuna is in.
When he was about to leap in, Thanatos’s golden eyes shined.
And then the wings on her back that looked like huge relief opened. White feathers shook and particles of light that looked like golden powder scattered. The mechanism of the wings moved like how mechanical clock marked the passage of time.
There was a presence of something approaching.
A crack was generated suddenly in front of Kizuna.
She is planning to send me to another world again!?’
「I WON’T LET YOU GET AWAYYYYY!」
Kizuna avoided that crack by swinging his body to the side. And then when he tried to pass through, he could see red eyes at the other side of the peeled off space.
Kizuna’s legs stopped.
The crack spread quickly in one go and fragments of space scattered out.
Silver hair was swaying softly.
Aine noticed Kizuna and raised a surprised voice.
Thanatos showing she can control the laws of the world.
“I want even more detailed data. I’ll kill all of you one by one and observe the reaction.”
Thanatos who was muttering matter-of-factly was truly a god of death.
A god of death that was emitting divine and beautiful radiance.
“Don’t screw around!”
Gravel who was staying quiet until now to endure her sadness drew out her Sword Gatling.
“Give back, GIVE BACK KIZUNAAAA!!”
She pressed the trigger while crying.
And the Sylvia also screamed while launching her bombardment.
Fierce flame blat attacked Thanatos once more.
All the attacks were erased before they landed on Thanatos.
“This is……what the”
Cold sweat trickled down Gravel’s cheek.
Thanatos muttered with a disinterested expression.
“I am the ruler of this world. That means I control the all rule in this world.”
A deep crease was carved on Reiri’s forehead.
“Don’t tell me……you bastard”
“Right now, all the physical law in this world follow my will. What is used by the weapon of you all is basically light particle from converted magic power. If the rule of motion regarding that particle is changed, the particles will disperse without converging into one spot. However—”
Saying that, Thanatos readied her white sword.
“Physical attack is effective.”
Yurishia glared at Thanatos with eyes that were filled with killing intent.
“If……that’s the case”
Yurishia readied her Corruption Armament, Cross Head and made eye contact with Himekawa. In respond, Himekawa readied Neros’s Corruption Armament, Gladius in a low position. The three blades started shining red.
Yurishia also starting to send magic power into Cross Head. Golden radiance was circulating through the huge pile bunker gun and it raised a roaring sound. The temperature around the two was rising and wind was whirling up.
With the simultaneous activation of the two’s Corruption Armament, the static electricity that was generated in the surrounding was roaring with unprecedented intensity.
“Let’s go, Hayuru!”
Yurishia readied Cross Head while Hayuru readied Gladius. The two of them charged toward Thanatos.
However the closer they got to Thanatos, the amount of particles emitted from the tip of Cross Head was decreasing. Like this it wouldn’t be any different from a simple huge pile bunker.
And then particles running on the surface of Neros’s Gladius were also vanishing. It was reduced into a simply huge blade.
However the two of them gritted their teeth and rushed toward Thanatos.
They didn’t know how effective their attack would be. However, if a physical attack was effective, they could only do it. Even if they got the table turned on them and lost their lives, if they could deal even a single wound on the enemy’s body, they would have face to meet Kizuna at the next world. The two of them clashed against Thanatos while harboring such feeling.
Thanatos didn’t dodge the attack of the two.
And then Cross Head was driven onto Thanatos’s chest while Glaudius struck toward the head.
At that time the two witnessed something unbelievable.
The Corruption Armaments broke.
The instant Cross Head fired out the pile, all the destructive power returned back to Cross Head. The pile snapped, and the firing device along with the magic power particle generator were also smashed up as though there were a brittle porcelain.
And then Gladius also had all of its three blades snapped.
Yurishia and Himekawa’s eyes opened wide and shook along with the agitation in their heart.
Thanatos stared in observation at the two of them who were like that and put her strength into the sword she was holding.
“I added a new change in the physical law. The movement energy won’t be transmitted to the target, but returned back as it is, and then—”
Thanatos swung her sword.
“I removed the rule just now.”
The chest armor of Cross and Neros was smashed.
The body of the two flew in the air and fell over on the floor.
Gravel yelled seeing their figures.
She was worried about Yurishia and Himekawa. However right now the physical law was returning to normal. They couldn’t let go of this timing.
Gravel aimed her Sword Gatling, and then Sylvia aimed her right arm that was containing her Corruption Armament toward Thanatos. No, they should have aimed at her.
“Eh!? Where is she desu!?”
Thanatos’s figure vanished in a short time that was shorter than a blink of eye.
The next instant, Sylvia saw Taros’s right arm falling.
And then her body tilted as though she was losing the support of her right leg.
Taros’s large body fell on the floor. Sylvia saw the figure of Thanatos standing below her within her tilting field of vision.
The severed right leg of Taros exploded.
Faster than the spreading of that explosion, Thanatos was standing in front of Gravel.
When she tried to turn Sword Gatling toward the opponent, the gun barrel was already slashed.
The gun powder burt and Sword Gatling exploded powerfully inside Gravel’s hand.
Thanatos stopped her feet before that flame blast.
Reiri’s Zecros was attacking behind her.
It was a chance of an instant that she obtained by going as far as forsaking her comrades getting defeated.
If it was at the timing when Thanatos was bisecting Sword Gatling with a sword, her sword would also be effective.
Not letting go of that timing, she swung down an attack with all her might toward Thanatos’s back.
The instant Zecros’s sword touched the wings on the back, the beautiful white sword was pulverized.
—‘She changed the law again!? Just in an instant like this!?’
Thanatos turned around and her sword mowed Reiri’s body at the same time.
Reirir’s chest armor was smashed and white breasts peeked out as though they were spilling out. Reiri who collapsed on the floor turned an expression that was filled with hatred toward Thanatos.
Thanatos showing she can materialize a shield for defense.
“But Thanatos is prioritizing your own thought over our world. If it’s necessary, you will surely erase our world without hesitation. That’s why you are a threat for us the other gods too.”
Thanatos’s eyes shined coldly.
“I see. Certainly it’s only the machine gods who possess different world than me who can possibly defeat me. However it’s a suicidal act trying to defeat me.”
“Whether it’s our worlds or this world that you created, all of them are placed on a shared platform. And then the manager of that platform is you Thanatos. If you are erased, all the worlds will lose their foundation and crumble.”
Thanatos was literally supporting all the worlds.
Hokuto, Odin, Osiris, each of them possessed their own world, they were god. However those worlds could possibly exist was also because Thanatos was existing and functioning.
“Exactly. Hokuto, also Osiris and Odin, that’s the situation of your worlds. If I stop functioning, all of you will also be annihilated.”
Thanatos is able to summon mechanized angels practically infinitely.
“Very well. Then I’ll leave the other specimens to be taken care by the mechanized angels.”
When Thanatos raised her hand, a new Entrance was created behind her. And then from inside, angels created from machine that looked really similar with magic weapons—a large army of mechanized angels spilled out. ————— “But our side’s exhaustion is also great. We won’t be able to hold out for long just so you know.”
Reiri stood up and swung the sword that she used to strike down the mechanized angel. The fragments of mechanical angel that was sticking to the blade was shook off and rolled on the floor.
A total of fifteen minutes had passed since Kizuna vanished into the Entrance. Zecros’s armor was cracked, which told the intense battle that happened during that time. And then there was the blood flowing from Reiri’s body.
Yurishia and Sylvia became gun battery replacement. They were continuously firing bombardment without pause since the battle began. The enemies that cut through that barrage were crushed in the defensive line that was composed of Himekawa, Gravel, and Grace. The enemies that penetrated even that line were defeated by Hyakurath and Reiri.
However the mechanized angels were being produced one after another by Thanatos’s power. There was no end to them no matter how many they defeated.
Thanatos showing she can create a barrier of light.
Dream: Last anime I will be covering is Gankutsuou: Count of Monte Cristo. Will start watching it tomorrow. Not sure how much longer I can keep myself up at this point.
Feb 7, 2020 5:19:21 GMT
Taka: Depending on my energy, I can watched up to 2 AM. Usually with work, I fall asleep on anime series that don't have a lot of action.
Feb 9, 2020 3:24:18 GMT
Master Menos: Finally got out of the fast food job. It was a graceful exit, but to be honest, I'll miss some of those guys. Got a sprained ankle from it since September, so I'll finally focus on healing that back at the family home.
Feb 10, 2020 3:53:27 GMT
HungryWorld: Well if anyone remembers what happened to Pingu in the City, with it being joke 10/10 scored on MAL just to get it into the top 10 anime... well now is Ishuzoku Reviewers' turn. Seems that in response to Funimation's cancel people boosted the score hard.
Feb 11, 2020 2:11:38 GMT
Taka: What? That sounds so weird.
Feb 11, 2020 5:36:23 GMT
Master Menos: It's damn awesome to be honest. It shot to 1st Place!
Feb 11, 2020 6:31:08 GMT
Dream: On the subject of MAL, it looks like the admin are planning to tweak their scoring system for titles to reduce the likelihood of voters artificially inflating the ranking of certain titles.
Feb 13, 2020 22:47:26 GMT
Master Menos: My V-Day present will be belated this year because I "Had some trouble with ol' Johnny." (That's your hint.)
Feb 15, 2020 4:17:13 GMT
Dream: The joys of adulthood. Joking aside, plan to at least attempt to wrap up Gankutsuou sometime early to mid next week so I can get done with my Funi voted titles. Afterward, not doing any more voting for a while considering how long this had been taking.
Feb 15, 2020 16:50:30 GMT
Dream: Done with Gankutsuou. Will be working to get a review up for it by sometime tonight.
Feb 16, 2020 20:57:26 GMT
Taka: Great job, Dream! I should do some reviews, too.
Feb 17, 2020 5:24:39 GMT
Dream: Looks like MAL's currently down due to the site getting hit by a major denial-of-service attack, just as a heads up.
Feb 18, 2020 17:55:23 GMT
Taka: I added 2 polls tonight. Also, I wonder why MAL was down. Crunchyroll also had it, too.
Feb 20, 2020 4:05:24 GMT
Dream: Not sure about Crunchyroll. For MAL, the DoS attacks may have been retaliation by those who dabbled into manipulating the site's scoring system for certain anime titles. The admin on MAL announced they would be overhauling the system to prevent said...
Feb 20, 2020 13:42:15 GMT
Dream: ...manipulation last week.
Feb 20, 2020 13:42:45 GMT