|“||... Can you see me, then, you lesser creature? My name is the Ancient of Days... I am part of the Lord, as well as His messenger. I am the one who casts many beasts into the burning fire. My mission is to purge the world of its humans, and guide a new humanity into their place. In order to carry out this task, I must eliminate all that remains of the previous humanity. This is the Lord's will. Accept your destruction... Old mankind whom Pluto could not defeat, thou art wickedness which violates the dispensation of the universe. The dispensation of the universe is collective. There must exist nothing that standeth in violation. I shall commence purifying the land.||„|
The Ancient of Days is one of the many avatars and forms of YHVH, and an embodiment of his countless different names, in particular representing His eternal existence. In the DLC quest Ancient One of the Sun, it is sent by God to the timeline of Blasted Tokyo in order to wipe out the last remants of humanity so that it can be replaced with a new species, initiating a repeat of Genesis in the process, which it refers to as the "dispensation of the universe." It is ultimately slayed by Flynn in combat.
Powers and Stats
Name: Ancient of Days
Origin: Megami Tensei
Age: Inapplicable. Exists beyond the concept of time.
Classification: Demon, Godly Spirit, Avatar of YHVH
Powers and Abilities: Cognitive Physiology (Archetype), Death Manipulation, Elemental Manipulation (Fire Manipulation and Ice Manipulation), Healing (Fully restores its own vitality or that of a selected target with Diarahan), Holy Manipulation, Light Manipulation, Poison Manipulation, Resistance Negation, Regeneration Negation (Can inflict "Brand," an incurable ailment which vastly reduces the effectiveness of healing abilities of any kind, represented in gameplay terms by the intake of HP and MP recovery being lowered to 1), Statistics Amplification and Reduction, Status Effect Inducement
Lifting Strength: Immeasurable
Striking Strength: Outerversal
Durability: Outerverse level
Standard Equipment: None Notable.
Weaknesses: Vulnerable to both wind and electricity-based attacks, although it will immediately restore itself to full health should either of those weaknesses be exploited.
Buffs and Debuffs: A set of skills that, as the name implies, allows the caster to greatly amplify their own physical attributes and reduce that of their foes, thus allowing one to stand up to much stronger opponents by closing or even reversing the gap in power between them. Outside of gameplay limitations, they can be stacked indefinitely, and sufficient usages of buffs allow the caster to survive attacks that would otherwise obliterate them with only minor injuries and amplify their speed to the point of completely outspeeding opponents that could previously predict all of their movements, while debuffs have a directly proportional effect on the enemy's statistics.
- Spiritual Focus: Greatly amplifies the offensive power of the following magical attack, marked as a multiple of 3, gameplay-wise.
- Silent Prayer: Removes all statistic modifications, both positive and negative, from itself and all foes and allies.
Almighty Attacks: The highest class of spells in the Megami Tensei franchise, consisting largely of powerful non-elemental attacks that have the special property of completely bypassing any resistances or immunities that a target may possess, be them innate or magically enforced, the latter of which including anything from reflective barriers to items that distort the very laws of the universe in order to protect the user from all forms of damage, and they are likewise unable to blocked, drained or generally defended against.
- Damnation: Deals heavy almighty damage to all foes while simultaneously having a 70% chance of inflicting poison.
- Sigmatic Gleam: Deals heavy almighty damage to all foes while simultaneously having a 20% chance of inflicting brand, effectively nullifying all regenerative abilities.