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W-Who's there?!
~ Ainchase Ishamel


Ishmael... Have I been Forsaken?
~ Ain as Apostasia

Ishmael... Have I been Forsaken?
~ Ain as Apostasia

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Cease your doubts... Come, follow me to the eternal void
~ Herrscher

Cease your doubts... Come, follow me to the eternal void
~ Herrscher

Cease your doubts... Come, follow me to the eternal void
~ Herrscher


When Hoffman sent Ain on a quest into the Shadow Forest, Ain immediately fell prey to the demonic energy that emanated around him. His emotions evolved into fear and fury and a storm of violent emotion takes hold. Ain begins to panic when he sees this manifestation of dark energy swarming around him but regains composure when he hears the El Search Party's call.

Together with the El Gang, Ain tried using an El-powered Nasod machine to sedate the dark energy but it only got stronger. His last resort is to seek help from the Goddess Ishmael but when she does not respond, Ain falls into deep despair and his dark emotions feed the Seed of Chaos. The power of the Goddess starts to become corrupted, and his body, which exists solely for the mission, breaks down. Ain is now wrought with doubt. And from his doubt a new form emerges.

Ain carries on with the mission but as he continues to use his power, the chaos and the corruption further corrodes his body. Traces of Henir also emerge and become painfully obvious. He continues to suffer through the agony but only to continue his mission.

Ain heads to Feita to receive answers from the Goddess but upon arrival, he was overwhelmed by the presence of demonic energy and the sheer number of demons surrounding the area. Ain is unshaken and charges to battle but comes face to face with the Dark El. He becomes consumed by the fully realized Seed of Chaos.

"The mission is for those who will eventually disappear, and I who was created for nothing more than that mission, mean nothing."

Ain ascends from the chaos completely abandoning the Goddess and the mission. He has embraced Henir's chaos and ultimately becomes the Ruler of the Abyss.

After arriving at Elrianoade and defeating thousands upon thousands of monsters born from Henir's corruption, Ain finds himself facing his future self and merges with it.

As Herrscher, Ain is the Master of Void, reborn from emptiness, sending his enemies back into nothingness with endless chaos.

Once Ain denies the Goddess and accepts chaos, he began to destroy everything that stands in his path. Even his body was ephemeral, given to him by the Goddess. As such, Ain abandons his meaningless form to be reborn as the true Master of Void. He feels freedom the moment he throws away everything that tied him down along with his physical body and decides to reclaim his body in order to guide others to follow his path.

He was no longer of this world, merely a vestige of chaos.

"I stand here... At the end of all things..."

As the Master of Void, he simultaneously exists everywhere, and nowhere. He guides the pitiful to his realm of Void.

Power and Stats

Tier: Unknown | At least 4-A, likely higher, possibly 2-B to 2-A with Henir's powers | At least 2-B, likely 2-A

Name: Ainchase Ishmael

Origin: Elsword

Gender: Male

Age: At least 500 years old | Immeasurable

Classification: Corrupted Angel | Ruler of the Abyss | Embodiment of Henir's power, Void/Nothingness, Chaos and Infinity

Powers and Abilities:

Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Weapon Mastery and Weapon Creation, possible Acausality (Type 1), Status Effect Inducement (Includes Silence, Statistics Reduction, Freeze, Burn, and Bleeding), Magic, Afterimage Creation, Statistics Amplification (His durability and general power increases the more he uses Henir's powers), Astral Projection, Intangibility and Incorporeality (His true form is a spirital entity that resides beyond the physical plane), Regeneration (Low-Godly. Ain can exist merely as dissembodied consciousness, being able sustain and mantain a physical existence for himself), Immortality (Types 1, 3 and 8. Ain's existence is tied to his mission of restoring the El, always being able to come back as long as his mission is possible and ceasing to exist once his purpose is completed), Non-Physical Interaction and Soul Manipulation (Can attack intangible beings, ghosts, souls, spiritual beings and non-existent beings. The power of Chaos can destroy ethereal things.), Existence Erasure (Henir's power is the power to turn anything and everything into nothing), Spatial Manipulation and Time Manipulation (Can destroy and erase parts of space-time. Can isolate parts of space to create barriers), Damage Reduction (The damage he takes while with a Seed of Chaos is reduced), Teleportation, Energy Manipulation and Absorption (Constantly absorbs the energy from his surroundings, can absorb power), Mind Manipulation and Perception Manipulation (Can attack and twist the minds of others, breaking their will and bending them to his own will. Can also affect others's minds causing confusion on them and making them perceive nightmares which twists their perception of the surroundings), Corruption (Type 2. Henir's power and presence can corrupt beings, objects and the environment), Resistance to Soul Manipulation (Can take attacks to the soul), Status Effect Inducement and Corruption (Henir's corruption only took complete control of him when he accepted it, which resulted in Ain taking complete control over it.)

Same as before but to a higher degree, plus Void Manipulation (Has complete control over Henir's realm, which is a infinite void, unrestricted by space and time. Can create voids and turn targets into nothingness with Henir's power. Can turn abstract entities into nothingness), Reality Warping (Can distort and corrupt reality, areas affected by Henir's power are heavily warped and distorted), Death Manipulation (The aspect of Extinction is the cause of all mortality.), Chaos Manipulation, Damage Transferal (Can create a barrier which reflects 50% of the damage dealt back to the attacker), Matter Manipulation, Forcefield Creation (Can create a barrier made out of voids/Henir's realm that instantly erases whatever comes in contact with it and isolates himself inside Henir's realm. Can create a dimensional barrier that tears dimensions apart and reflect all attacks.), Homing Attack (Some of his attacks home on their targets), Resistance to Soul Manipulation, Void Manipulation (Can stand in the void that is Henir's realm without being affected.), Corruption (Ain is protected by Henir and his powers, being completely unaffected by its corruption and erasure properties)

Same as before but to an immensely greater degree, plus Abstract Existence (Type 1. Ain is the embodiment of Henir's power, realm/void, Chaos, Exctinction and Infinity, lacking any real form), Acausality (Type 4. A fraction Henir's Realm contains it's own kind of space-time with it's own rules, where past, present and future are interchangeable), Higher-Dimensional Existence, Nonexistent Physiology (Nature Type 2, Aspect Types 1, 2, 3 and 4. Lacks any form of existence and is nonexistence itself. Nature 3, Aspect Types 1 and 3 for his Shell. Ain's former physical body, which he uses as a shell to interact with creation, is a paradoxical body which while physical is also stated to no longer be something that truly exists), Immortality (Type 5, 8 and 9. Ain doesn't exist and embodies nothingness, being unable to be permanently destroyed unless someone can destroy Henir's power and realm. The body he uses to interact with creation is merely a shell controlled by his true self), Conceptual Manipulation (Type 1. The concepts which are aspects of Henir's Realm and power, those being Infinity, Extiction, Chaos and Nothingness/Nonexistence predate and are completely independent of reality)

Attack Potency: Unknown (Immensely superior to the rest of the El Party), can ignore conventional durability with certain powers. | At least Multi-Solar System level, likely higher (Superior to Elsword, who can defeat Solace, who can create a pocket reality containing a black sun and numerous stars.), possibly Multiverse level to Multiverse level+ (Has complete control over Henir's Realm, the realm of nothingness which is stated to be the beginning and end of all things, the end of everything as well as the destination all of existence must turn and return to, all of existence being composed of countless and possibly infinite timelines) with Henir's power. Can ignore conventional durability with certain powers | At least Multiverse level, likely Multiverse level+ (Has become one with Henir's Realm)

Speed: Massively Hypersonic+ (Superior to the El Party, who can dodge cloud-to-ground lightning and fight people who can do the same) | At least Speed of Light (Superior to the El Party, who can fight Solace, who can attack as fast as light) | Omnipresent (Is one with Henir's realm, simultaneosly existing everywhere and nowhere while also not existing at all)

Lifting Strength: Unknown | Unknown | Immeasurable (4-Dimensional structures are floating in his void self)

Striking Strength: Unknown | At least Multi-Solar System Class | At least Multiversal, likely Multiversal+

Durability: Unknown | At least Multi-Solar System level (Superior to the rest of the El Search Party, who can take hits from beings such as Solace) | At least Multiverse level, likely Multiverse level+. Immortality and his nature as the embodiment of non-existence makes him hard to kill.

Stamina: Limitless | Limitless | Limitless

Range: At least several hundred meters. | Same as before, up to Multiversal, possibly Multiversal+ with Henir's power | Multiversal, likely Multiversal+

Standard Equipment: His pendulum and projected weapons. | His pendulum, projected weapons, and scythe.

Intelligence: High. Has knowledge of all human history. | High | Likely Nigh-Omniscient (Has knowledge of the beginning and end of all things.)

Weaknesses: Ain suffers from constant panic attacks and anxiety. He will cease to exist if his mission can't be somehow completed. | None notable | None notable

Notable Attacks/Techiniques

Base Skills

  • Power: Creation Magic: Allows Ain to create weapons from the divine power of the Goddess. He can create swords (Cause instant bleeding on anything hit), spears (Ignore defenses and durability.), daggers, arrows (Homes on the target.) He can also create afterimages that attack alongside him. After being corrupted by Henir, Ain can create weapons out of Chaos and Corruption.
  • Power: Cycle Magic: Allows Ain to increase his Attack, Defense, HP, and Speed. Also lessens the costs of his skills.
  • Spiritualism (Henir Mode): Ain can ascend and show his true form, entering another plane of existence and amping all of his stats due to rising his divinity. After being corrupted by Henir, this allows Ain to draw more of Henir's powers instead of the power of the Goddess.
  • Abschluss: Ain manipulates the energy around himself and isolates space, creating a spatial barrier separated from the world.
  • Explosion: Ain manipulates the El energy on a certain spot then compresses and releases it, creating an explosion.
  • Erst · Bohren: Ain projects Erst · Bohren, the first spear of the Gods and throws it. Ain can warp to the spear as long as it isn't destroyed or hit something.
  • Dritt · Stilett: Ain projects and levitates Dritt · Stilett, the daggers of the gods and throws them.
  • Bohren · Vereisen: Ain stops all the movement and energy in front of him, freezing everything in range.
  • Sakrosankt Zertreten: Ain generates a chain reaction by exploding the El energy, levitating the target. Then, Ain opens portals to the Heavens and projects divine weapons, firing them upon the enemy.
  • Schwert Platzen: Ain breaks the limits of his physical body, increasing in size and granting him more resistance to elemental attacks (Fire, Light, Nature, Darkness, and Water) and Status Effect Inducement. Increases the size of both his body and attacks, also creating explosions around his attacks.

Lofty: Wanderer Skills

  • Wavering Faith: Henir's corruption slowly corrodes Ain's body, resisting effects that would nullify it. This allows Ain to passively absorb the surrounding energy and use the corrupted power of creation/Henir's powers. The absorbed energy materializes itself as the Seeds of Chaos and various marks on his body, which reduces the damage Ain takes the more he uses Henir's powers and the Seeds grow.
  • Wechsel: Ain destroys the Seeds of Chaos into more corrupted energy, absorbing it into his body and boosting his attack power and damage.
  • Alptraum: Ain corrupts the surrounding energy and absorbs it for himself, becoming immune to any disabling effect. After a while, the corrupted force explodes and floats around Ain, damaging those who come in contact with it and affecting the minds of anyone caught in range, plaging them with nightmarish visions and confusionp.
  • Brechen: Ain creates solid fragments and imbues them with the power of chaos. The fragment explodes upon impact.
  • Schmerz: Ain creates dark spines from the ground, impaling the targets. Alternatively, he can create the attacks in the air and make them rain down on his targets.
  • Verzweiflung: Ain creates a blast of Henir's Chaos, rupturing time and space alike. Ignores defenses and durability.
  • Reflexion: Ain encapsulates the energy drawn from the corrupted power of creation into Reflex Spheres. The spheres protect its conjurer or track down any hostile presence.
  • Entfernen: Ain unleashes a torrent of dark energy from the ground formed with the twisted power of creation, consuming and erasing the existence of anything caught in range.
  • Geist Herrschaft: Ain resonates and gives form to the twisted power of creation, attacking and twisting the minds of enemies in front of him, destroying their will and bending them to his own. Reduces durability of the target and dealing continuous damage.

Apostasia Skills

  • Enlightenment: Ain accepted the chaos of Henir, gaining absolute power. Increases his control over Henir's powers and gives him full access to it's capabilities.
  • Ruler of the Abyss: Ain gets consumed by the absolute power of Henir and gets unrestrained by his mission. This passive grants complete control over the power and realm of Henir. It also grants the effect of multiplying the power of his attacks by 1.5 times every four attacks.
  • Nichts Feld: Ain's envelop himself with the realm of Henir, causing anything that comes in contact with him to get absorbed and nullified.
  • Gottvergessen Sense: Ain creates a scythe made out of his confusion, doubt and Henir's Chaos. He can swing it to launch waves of Henir's Chaos, obliterating his targets.
  • Fesseln: Ain uses the power of Henir to create a link between him and his opponent, sending a part of the opponents Health and Energy to Henir and to himself. The absorption continues until the link is broken.
  • Totentanz: Ain releases the power of Henir and suffocates the surrounding area with chaos and void. The attack creates 6 giant Eyes of Henir around him, applying the aftermentioned effects.
  • Abgrund: Ain distorts reality and corrupts his surroundings with the power of Henir, creating and unleashing 8 Eyes of Henir out of the broken reality and space. The eyes will automatically target anything in range and home on them. The eyes ignore half of the target's durability.
  • Leere: Ain materializes a seed containing the power of Void, exploding immediatiely if the target gets near to it. Those hit by the seed will be unable to use their powers for a certain duration.
  • Mauer: Ain expands the surrounding space and opens a rift in the dimensions to conjure a force field that returns a portion of incoming damage to the attacker.
  • Ausrottung: Ain covers himself with Henir's chaos and dashes forward, annihilating anything on his path.
  • Moder: Ain creates a stigma on the target, corrupting them and being able to instantly warp to them.
  • Chaos Feld: Ain forces out the chaos from the ethereal realm to bring destruction to the physical realm, creating a huge chaotic realm isolated from the rest of the world. The attack creates lots of stakes in the ground and a vortex of Chaos.
  • Befreiung Feld: Ain releases the corruption of Henir into the world creating a pseudo-black hole with a giant Eye of Henir in the center, warping and throwing it in absolute chaos.
  • Ende der Welt: Ain calls upon a massive scythe, created using the hidden power of chaos, to rip the dimensions apart and open a fissure to the nether reaches of Henir's realm. The overflowing chaos and malice from Henir pours in through the fissure and engulfs everything with the void, turning everything into nothingness.

Herrscher Skills

  • Chaos Barrier: When Ain's shell use some Skill, it releases an aura that reduces resistances and negates the regeneration of energy.
  • Enhanced Absorption: Ain's shell has a stronger version of his previous absorption, increasing in potency in relation to the number of enemies around it.
  • Zerinnen: Ain opens a realm full of emptiness and nothigness, discarting his shell and shows his true self: Nothingness.
  • Schweigen: Ain creates a realm of chaos and then slashes it with his scythe, making it dissappear and replacing it with the Void. The Void then closes and drags all enemies to the inescapable realm of void and extinction.
  • [Mod] Gottvergessen Sense: Ain uses his scythe to cleave space apart and slash dimensions.

Key: Lofty: Wanderer | Apostasia | Herrscher


Notable Victories:

Notable Losses:

Inconclusive Matches:


Discussion threads involving Ainchase Ishmael (Herrscher Path)