Quote Corner.png The foolish do not know if they are worth less than the dirt they hide in. You can struggle, but you will know that no matter how much of you band together and writhe upon the Earth, you are no strength of the Heavens. Quote Corner2.png
— Artosh, Light Novel Volume 6

Artosh (戦神(アルトシュ), Arutoshu) is the Creator (or "father" by Azriel's definition) of the Flügel and mightiest member of the Old Deus. He is considered the "God of War". He was killed near the end of Great War, before the Ten Pledges were implemented by Tet. His Heavens Strike was known to overpower both the E-Bomb and Áka Si Anse.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Artosh is a hulk of a man, standing at over double the height of a regular man. He is described as sporting bulging muscles all over his body, a strong black beard, and bright golden eyes. He has 18 pairs of wings on his back that, when not in use, entirely drape over his back like a feathered cape. 

Personality[edit | edit source]

Artosh is extremely prideful, calling himself the 'strongest being alive' and constantly boasting of his unbridled power compared to the other 'weeds'. However, he is also known to be eccentric and mysterious, always hoping for an opponent worthy enough to face him head-on.

He is willing to respect those who he deems as strong and with potential regardless of race, as he regards Riku Dola in high respect despite being a mere Imanity.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Strengths[edit | edit source]

Artosh being the god of war, was immensely powerful during The Great War since Old Deus' power depends on their concepts. He seems incredibly boastful which in itself shows he is extremely confident in his strength even more evident by the fact he never took much action until the end of the war.

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

Like his creation the Flugel, after unleashing his strongest attack "God's Strike" he is left weakened enough for even the Ex-Machina to kill him towards the end of the war. Also, since all war and fighting has ended, it would be assumed he would've become the weakest god if he survived the last battle.

Background[edit | edit source]

Artosh originally created the Flügel as a means of dispatching the other Old Deus, with Azriel responsible for conveying his will to the rest of the Flügel. He resided in the throne chamber of Avant Heim all day long, giving Azriel his orders and then looking down on the world below from atop his throne with disinterest. However, during the climax of the Great War, when the Ex-Machina collectively reproduced over a thousand Airstrikes to provoke the Union, Artosh retaliated by gathering all of the Flügels' power to unleash his ultimate attack, Godstrike. Firing Godstrike left Artosh and the Flügel weakened and exhausted, a situation which was exploited by Riku and the Ex-Machina to infiltrate Avant Heim and take him out. Though technically it is stated by many characters that artosh was (killed) In Volume 9 of the light novel series it is revealed by Enzieg that they actually didnt kill artosh but stripped him of his ether so artosh actually could come back but Tets pledges stop it from happening

Quotes[edit | edit source]

I've grown tired of this charade, and now I must respond. A beam of all my power shall confront the attacks of the weakest. Yes, you monkey.
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