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Evil Deities or Demon Gods (魔神) were legendary figures in the New World, who appeared some time after the demise of the Eight Greed Kings. Evil Deities spread chaos and destruction throughout the land until they were all eventually defeated by the Thirteen Heroes.

Background

Not much is known about what the Evil Deities were, or their number. They were estimated to be immensely powerful by New World's standard. Evil Deities only desire, as far as anyone knew, was to destroy everything in their path. It is also believed that they were not beings originally from the New World, much like their predecessors, the Six Great Gods and the Eight Greed Kings.

According to the dwarves' history of the Dwarf Kingdom, its country's capital Feo Berkana was once targeted by one of the Evil Deities who is the cause for killing most members of the royal family. In addition to that, many countries had been destroyed by the Evil Deities two hundred years ago, which was why there are very few countries with more than two hundred years of history.[1]

It was not just human kingdoms that were destroyed during that era. Countries populated by demi-humans and other heteromorphic species perished as well. Within their ranks was the Demon God of Insects, which the Platinum Dragon Lord[2] and Evileye spoke of when battling alongside the Thirteen Heroes.[3] However, it is unclear if this being was either one and the same kind they were fighting together or possibly more than one of them fought separately.

Moreover, a being known as the king of the demons, the Demon God had led demons under his banner while having almost exterminated the entire world. The Demon God had met its end at the hands of the Thirteen Heroes, which vanquished it, and in a certain place, it was still possible to see traces of that battle.[4]

Also, there was once a being called the 'God Dragon' who became the last and final opponent for the Thirteen Heroes to have fought against during their adventures together.[5]

In the Web Novel, their battle with the God Dragon marked the end of the Thirteen Heroes as they were said to be defeated by it. Though, after returning from the battle, the Thirteen Heroes kept silent about what really happened to the "God Dragon," and the truth remained a secret.[6]

Chronology

The Undead King Arc

Main article: The Undead King Arc

Upon witnessing the unbelievable powers of Ainz Ooal Gown and Albedo, Nigun Grid Luin accused the two of being Evil Deities.[7]

The Sealed Evil Tree Arc

Main article: The Sealed Evil Tree Arc

Pinison Pol Perlia vaguely mentioned a group of powerful monsters that nearly destroyed the world. According to her, one of these monsters hid in the Great Forest of Tob.[8]

The Invaders of the Large Tomb Arc

Main article: The Invaders of the Large Tomb Arc

When the workers from the Baharuth Empire began to explore the surface of the Great Tomb of Nazarick, they theorized it to be a ruin from a time before the rampage of the Evil Deities.[9]

The Craftsman of Dwarf Arc

Main article: The Craftsman of Dwarf Arc

Gondo Firebeard recalls the fact that when the Evil Deities were still present, the last remaining royals left the Dwarf Kingdom to join the battle against them.[10] It was noted that the city of Feo Berkana had been abandoned during the attack of the Evil Deities two hundred years ago.[11] After the Demon Gods had rampaged through the Royal Capital, only one member of the Dwarven royal family was able to stay alive after all the ordeal he went through to survive. He was none other than Magic Craftsman, the last king of the Dwarves who later part ways with his homeland, taking along almost all the national treasures to readily combat the Evil Deities. In the end, Ainz is able to learn that most of the information and documents regarding Runecraft were destroyed thanks to the efforts of the Evil Deities.[12]

The Paladin of the Holy Kingdom Arc

Main article: The Paladin of the Holy Kingdom Arc

When Jaldabaoth attacked the Holy Kingdom, Kelart Custodio estimated his power to be greater than that of the Evil Deities.[13]

 Strength

Evil Deities were extremely powerful according to the New World's standards, requiring the Thirteen Heroes to face and destroy each of them one by one. While at the same time, it seems apparent that the Evil Deities were not all equally powerful as they've been defeated in different ways.

However, most of them, if not all, did not exceed level 60. Some may have been weaker, as stated by the Nigun Grid Luin of the Sunlight Scripture that one such Evil Deity was actually slain by the Dominion Authority and its 7th tier attack spell "Holy Smite", which according to Ainz, is weak.[14]

In the Web Novel, it seems the Evil Deities are capable of using 7th tier spells.

Known Members

 Trivia

  • In the Web Novel, it is hinted that the Evil Deities were beings that once served under the Six Great Gods.[15]
  • The battle against the Evil Deities was one that transcended the racial barrier among the Thirteen Heroes.[16]
  • According to Nigun of the Sunlight Scripture, he has heard that the Thirteen Heroes had defeated and sealed away the Evil Deities, implying that not all of them are completely wiped out for good.
  • It is speculated that Zy'tl Q'ae might be one of these Evil Deities sealed away.

References

  1. Overlord Volume 02 Chapter 1: The Two Adventurers
  2. Overlord Volume 07 Intermission
  3. Overlord Volume 06 Chapter 9: Jaldabaoth
  4. Overlord Volume 04 Chapter 4: The Dawn of Despair
  5. Overlord Volume 07 Chapter 2: Butterfly Entangled in a Spider's Web
  6. Overlord First Half Chapter 54: Invaders Part 2
  7. Overlord Volume 01 Chapter 5: Ruler of Death
  8. Overlord Volume 4 Special Drama CD: The Sealed Evil Tree
  9. Overlord Volume 07 Chapter 1: Invitation to Death
  10. Overlord Volume 11 Chapter 2: In Pursuit of the Land of the Dwarves
  11. Overlord Volume 11 Chapter 3: The Impending Crisis
  12. Overlord Volume 11 Chapter 5: Frost Dragon Lord
  13. Overlord Volume 12 Chapter 1: The Demon Emperor Jaldabaoth
  14. Overlord Volume 02 Chapter 2: Journey
  15. Overlord First Half Chapter 60: Settings
  16. Overlord Volume 05 Chapter 2: Blue Roses
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