|“||I see. So I did not need the position of a Buddha to save the people. This thought just never occurred to me. Then I will take on that role. I will be the pathetic, sinful priest who could not abandon his desires and died without reaching perfection. I would not be given a place or a role as a Buddha, so I will become one of the immensely powerful wanderers. I will become exactly what you wanted me to be. I will become a simple High Priest, a mere wandering Buddha.||„|
|~ High Priest|
The High Priest (僧正 Sōjō) is a "bizarre magician", a magic god, who dwells in a territory beyond a certain layer of the world.
In the past, as a follower of the Japanese variety of Buddhism, the High Priest subjected himself to self-mummification, starving himself so his human form would transcend the six paths, becoming a Buddha in just one generation, in hopes of saving all people. However a faction opposed to him becoming a Buddha sabotaged his attempt and twisted as a result, he became a Magic God instead. At some point, he was somehow involved in the death of Aleister Crowley's daughter.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least High 1-C | High 1-C | At least 5-B, likely far higher
Name: Unknown. Commonly referred to as High Priest.
Origin: To Aru Majutsu No Index
Classification: Majin/Magic God
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Magic, Reality Warping, Law Manipulation (They have full manipulation over the Laws of the world), Time Manipulation, Spatial Manipulation, Teleportation, Matter Manipulation, Energy Manipulation, Elemental Manipulation, Gravity Manipulation, Creation, Probability Manipulation, Fate Manipulation, Sensory Manipulation, Mathematics Manipulation, Durability Negation, Dirt Manipulation, Regeneration (Mid, possibly up to High), Immortality (Types 1 and 3), Changing the laws of nature, Can exist in non-existent places, can manipulate the intersection of the Six Paths of Reincarnation, Resistance to Mind Manipulation & Soul Manipulation | All prior, except existing in non-existent places | Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Magic, Dirt Manipulation, Immortality (Type 1), can manipulate the intersection of the Six Paths of Reincarnation, Resistance to Mind Manipulation & Soul Manipulation (Magic Gods can look at Chimera without suffering from her Trascendental Beauty)
Attack Potency: At least High Complex Multiverse level (Much more powerful than Othinus, would accidentally destroy the world by moving an arm or a leg since he's too big of an existence for the world; fully capable of destroying the Hidden World, a realm which Othinus did not know of and never reach even with her full power) | High Complex Multiverse level (Restricted to 1/∞ of his strength so as to not accidentally break the world) | At least Planet level, likely far higher (Should be comparable to Niang-Niang and other Nerfed magic gods)
Speed: Immeasurable (Exists in the hidden world, in which the concepts of time and distance don´t apply) | Unknown, likely Immeasurable | Sub-Relativistic (Should be comparable to other nerfed magic gods)
Lifting Strength: Immeasurable| Immeasurable | Unknown
Durability: At least High Complex Multiverse level | High Complex Multiverse level, hard to kill due to layering his existence infinitely | At least Planet Level, likely far higher (Should be comparable to other Nerfed Magic Gods)
Range: At least High Complex Multiversal | High Complex Multiversal | Likely at least hundreds of kilometers, possibly planetary
Standard Equipment: Golden Sword
Intelligence: Very high, as a Magic God the High Priest has completely mastered magic. Magic Gods can visualize and comprehend things above human understanding
Weaknesses: He's very arrogant and looks down on everyone
- Phase Manipulation: Magic Gods wield a powerful version of reality warping, granting them almost absolute power. All possibilities are open to them, to the point that even omnipotence paradoxes can apply to them. Magic Gods can instantly destroy the world and manipulate and recreate it as they please. They can manipulate causality, change the natural laws and control dimensions, space, time, matter, energy and all other contents of the world as they please. As they can control the world in these ways they should be able to wrestle around the control of the things they can manipulate. They achieve this due to their ability to freely create, destroy and manipulate the Phases that make up the world.
- Dirt Manipulation: The High Priest has developed a connection to dirt due to his self-mummification. This connection is linked to the Shinto aspect of dirt being unclean and connected to the underworld being mixed into the Japanese variety of Buddhism that the High Priest followed. The High Priest can use this connection with dirt to manipulate it in several ways, such as creating giants hands of mud, sensing and tracking people if they are in contact with the ground, removing dirt from underground to cause city-wide collapses, and even seize control of objects such as the Arrowhead Comet by manipulating the dirt mixed into them.
- Intersection of the Six Paths: Nephthys warned Touma that, as a special being that rose to the level of a Buddha in a single life when that normally takes being reborn into countless lives, the High Priest has left the proper path of destiny and skipped a level on his own. She further claimed he can freely manipulate the intersection of the Six Paths. From the High Priest's own words, Touma speculated that the High Priest might be able to change the value and rank of souls, or change precedence in a manner similar to Terra of the Left's Execution of Light, but the High Priest was defeated before he used this ability, with the only part of it displayed being a toxic black smoke he started to spew from his mouth.
- Zombie's Existence Layering Spell: A spell that allows a Magic God to walk in the world without destroying it, which works by infinitely dividing their power to deliberately weaken themselves. Even though this spell weakens a Magic God, it essentially makes them unkillable as their existences are eternally layered, preventing from truly getting killed unless all of the infinite layers of their existences are killed. This spell can only be used by Zombie, but it was used on the other magic gods before they all entered the world, giving them the same attributes.
Key: Base | Under Zombie's Spell | After Aleister's Hijacking Spell