|“||Mellori and Bat, you represent Light and Dark. Order and Chaos. Polar opposite forces of nature. But there is a third, harmonizing force: me.||„|
|~ Bartleby explaining the cosmic hierarchy to Bat and Mellori|
Bartleby is one of the three cosmic beings in the Wizard101 universe. Bartleby existed as the center of magic in the First World and watched over existence. His sister, Grandmother Raven decided to give Bartleby the Eyes Of Time, one showed the past, and the other showed the future. This would make Bartleby's job of watching over the First World much easier. One day, he sang a song, which would be known as the Song Of Creation, which would multiply his sister's and Spider's children, the Three Titans, into a race of lesser beings, who became the inhabitants of the First World. However, the Titans would one day get into conflict. Seeing that this battle would go on for an eternity, Bartleby sang the Titanic Lullaby, which would put the Titans into an eternal sleep. With the First World now broken into fragments due to the conflict, Bartleby was forced to sing the Song Of Creation once again, to fashion a spiral to hold the fragments of the First World together. He now serves as the center of magic in the Spiral. It was later revealed that Bartleby is the mortar that binds the concepts of Darkness and Chaos with Light and Order, and guards the life-giving water across the Spiral.
Powers and Stats
Tier: Low 1-C
Age: Existed before time
Classification: The Divine Paradox, The Source of Magic, The Great Tree, The Grandfather Tree
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Self-Sustenance (Type 1), Higher-Dimensional Existence (Exists at a level far beyond mortal comprehension, and beyond the past and future, and even existence), Magic (Exists as the source of magic in the Spiral), Enhanced Senses (Can detect magic and magical auras), Information Analysis, Abstract Existence (Type 1. Grandmother Raven is the manifestation of Light and Order, while Grandfather Spider is the manifestation of Darkness and Chaos. Bartleby is the mortar which binds the opposing forces together. The trees of Ravenwood which make up an aspect of existence are just offshoots/aspects of Bartleby himself), Immortality (Types 1, 3 and 9; his true divine body exists independently from his physical form), Death Manipulation, Curse Manipulation, Life Manipulation, Transduality (Type 2; Bartleby binds all the dualities of existence together, however, Bartleby himself doesn't have an duality to define him, making him a paradox in the great heirachy of existence), Necromancy, Durability Negation, Willpower Manipulation (With Death Magic, users can strengthen their own will), Empathic Manipulation (Can calm targets, making them less aggressive towards him, or enrage them, making them more aggressive towards him), Pain Manipulation (Can create words which hurt to speak, hear and even read), Fear Manipulation (Death Magic allows users to channel their own fears out of their body and unleash it on their enemies), Life Force Absorption, Causality Manipulation, Telekinesis, Telepathy, Poison Manipulation, Teleportation, Weather Manipulation, Ice Manipulation, Earth Manipulation, Sleep Manipulation (Put the Titans into an eternal sleep. The song also managed to work on Grandfather Spider and can work on sleepless beings), Regeneration Negation (High-Godly; Should scale to Raven, who can kill the Player despite his ability to regenerate after the destruction of its body and soul, and being conceptually devourment from existence. Can also kill Grandmother Raven and Grandfather Spider), Sealing (Bartleby's sealing spell is the same as Grandmother Raven's), BFR (Can entrap foes into an "eternity of nothingness" and "A Place That Is Not A Place"), Pocket Reality Manipulation (Scaling from Grandfather Spider), Transmutation (Balance Magic blends the forces of all the other schools together), Astral Projection, Fire Manipulation, Regeneration (High-Godly; The Divine Paradox is the essence of Bartley. With this essence, The Player was able to regenerate from Conceptual devourment from existence ), Statistics Amplification (Can buff his attacking and healing spells), Statistics Reduction (Can weaken healing, accuracy and damage output by 100% individually), Damage Boost, Damage Reduction, Reality Warping, Technology Manipulation, Corruption, Power Mimicry (Shadow Magic can make warped reflections of what is or what was), Dream Manipulation (Shadow Magic can turn dreams into nightmares), Soul Manipulation, Matter Manipulation (Created Ravenwood and the Spiral as a whole alongside Grandmother Raven. Can use Shadow Magic to tear matter apart and put it back together), Power Nullification (Nullifies all forms of magic and non-magic spells/techniques that are associated with the 7 Schools of Magic, Shadow Magic, Astral Magic, physical damage and healing), Duplication (Multiplied the Titans into an entire race of lesser beings), Conceptual Manipulation (Type 2; Stated he could destroy the living concept of Light and Order if it ever came down to it, and should be able to do the same of the living concept of Darkness and Chaos. Binds all 4 concepts that form reality together), Acausality (Type 1 and 4; Views time as an illusion, and is comparable to Grandfather Spider and Grandmother Raven, who exist beyond the past and the future, as well as existence itself. Infused his magic into the Player, who then became unbound by cosmic rules and the regular order of the universe), Petrification, Healing, Light Manipulation, Space-Time Manipulation (Should scale to Grandfather Spider), Shapeshifting, Sand Manipulation, Electricity Manipulation, Energy Manipulation, Water Manipulation, Probability Manipulation (Can cast spells that nullify probability to 0% and increases his own to 100% or even higher), Non-Corporeal (His "body" is made of pure magic, as he is its source), Non-Physical Interaction (Can harm intangible, Non-Corporal and Non-Existent beings), Status Effect Inducement, Morality Manipulation, Creation and Mind Manipulation (A mere fraction of the Song of Creation made the Broodmother lose all morals and fall under Morganthe's control) Resistance Negation to Magic
Powers and Abilities: Paralysis Inducement, Mind Manipulation (Most characters are immune to Beguile and Bartleby should be resistant to Spider's Shadow Magic), Life-Force Absorption, Shadow Manipulation, Ice Manipulation, Causality Manipulation, Earth Manipulation, Fire Manipulation, Sleep Manipulation (Is unaffected by the Titanic Lullaby being sung), Death Manipulation, Poison Manipulation, Power Absorption, Electricity Manipulation, Energy Manipulation, Time Manipulation (Scaling from Grandfather Spider and Grandmother Raven), Law Manipulation, Light Manipulation, Sand Manipulation, Corruption, Conceptual Manipulation and Chaos Manipulation (Scaling from Grandmother Raven and Grandfather Spider), Probability Manipulation, Reality Warping, Matter Manipulation, Fear Manipulation, Empathic Manipulation, Morality Manipulation, Pain Manipulation, Soul Manipulation, Power Nullification, Illusion Creation, Petrification, Transmutation, Willpower Manipulation, Weather Manipulation, Water Manipulation, Statistics Reduction (Scaling from much weaker characters), Space-Time Manipulation, high resistance to Magic and Shadow Magic (Should scale to Raven and Spider, who are resistant to conceptual levels of magic)
Powers and Abilities: Reality Warping (Shadow Magic warps reality passively), Mind Manipulation, Madness Manipulation, Fear Manipulation, Chaos Manipulation, Willpower Manipulation, Forcefield Creation, Paralysis Inducement, Petrification, Power Nullification (Nullifies all forms of magic and non-magic spells/techniques that are associated with the 7 Schools of Magic, Shadow Magic, Astral Magic, physical damage, and healing), Resistance Negation, Power Absorption (Absorbs PIPs (energy), charms (offensive buffs), shields (defensive buffs), and Healing), Probability Manipulation (Reduces opponents' Accuracy by 100% and his own Accuracy by 100%. Increases the chances of dealing a critical attack by 100% and blocking critical attacks by 100%), Statistics Amplification (Increases Healing, Resistance, Resistance Negation and Accuracy) Statistics Reduction (Decreases Healing, Resistance, Damage Output and Accuracy by 100% individually), Aura (Damage over time to enemies and Heal over time to himself and allies), Summoning (Summons creatures which intercept 100% of the damage dealt to Bartleby), Life Force Absorption, Empathic Manipulation (Calms targets, making them less aggressive towards him), Transmutation, Damage Transferal, Weather Manipulation, Electricity Manipulation, Ice Manipulation, Fire Manipulation, Death Manipulation, Life Manipulation, Earth Manipulation, Illusion Creation, Dream Manipulation
Attack Potency: Low Complex Multiverse level (Even while weakened, Bartleby sang The Song of Creation alongside The Player to reweave the threads of reality and reset existence to its rightful order. Existence is composed of an infinite number of infinite multiverses that is constantly expanding and is reflected through the reflection caves. Stated he is the only one who can defeat Raven who previously defeated and sealed away Grandfather Spider, which possibly makes him the strongest character in the game besides The Creator)
Speed: Omnipresent (His heart is connected to all the countless worlds in the universe and his roots stretch out to hold them together. He has been stated to have his roots stretch invisibly across every world.)
Lifting Strength: Immeasurable
Striking Strength: Low Complex Multiversal
Range: Standard melee range. Low Complex Multiversal with magic
Standard Equipment: None notable
Intelligence: Nigh-Omniscience (Grandmother Raven gave Bartleby the Eye of History and the Eye of the Future, which would allow him to know everything throughout the past and the future, however he cannot see the outcomes of battles between other cosmic beings)
Weaknesses: None Notable
- The Titanic Lullaby: The Titanic Lullaby is Bartleby's most effective and powerful technique. This was originally sung to put the Three Titans into an eternal sleep after they destroyed the First World, even putting Grandfather Spider to sleep not long after. The Lullaby is stronger if the opponent even has a hint of divinity, but is still capable of affecting mortals. The Lullaby can also work on beings who don't require sleep or can't fall asleep in general.
- The Song of Creation: The Song of Creation is the most infamous spell in the game. Morganthe once used the song to make the Broodmother lose all her morals and fall under her control. She also planned to use the song to rewrite the Spiral in her image but was overwhelmed by its full power. Originally, Bartleby sang the Song of Creation to create the Spiral and hold the shattering fragments of the First World together. The song is also so loud, that those without significant mastery over sound manipulation and resistance to it, will succumb to its power.
- Dimension Shift: Much like Grandfather Spider, Bartleby can use Dimension Shift to steal his opponent's buffs.
- Debilitate: Simultaneously decreases an opponent's accuracy, damage output and healing abilities by 100%.
- Amigurumi: Allows Bartleby to simultaneously heal himself and decrease an opponent's damage output by 90%.
- Lord of the Squall: Deals massive damage to all opponents and removes all status effects and PIPs on those affected.
- Impede: Prevents an opponent from regaining their power (in the form of PIPs) after using it.
- Omnegation: With this passive ability, Bartleby can nullify any abilities associated with all schools of magic, which includes Shadow Magic, as well as conceptual abilities and non-magicial abilities.
Note: For a summary of how magic works in Wizard101, click here.