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Father Syndel
Characteristics
Race

God

Gender

Male Male

Professional Status
Affiliation

Death

Afterlife

Personal Status
Status

Missing[1]

Home

Hell

Debut
First Appearance

Slightly Damned #842 [TS] (Statue)

Father Syndel is the creator and ruler of Hell and its Demons, and is one of the three Gods who created the world of Medius.

AppearanceEdit

According to a large statue that features him and Mother Gaia inside the temple within the Tree of Peace, Syndel has a mammalian form with some of the common features that Demons would have, like fingers and toes that happen to be claws, and black horns that curve backward. He has mostly black fur with purple stripes running along his back, with some highlights around the top of his head, the inside of his ears and the palms of his hands. His face appears shrunken, almost as if he had a skull-like head; while having spiky protrusions on his shoulders and a sharp pointed blade on his tail.

Syndel appears to wear brown shorts with a black belt around the waist and bandage wrappings just beneath it. Much like Mother Gaia, his bat-like wings have a rainbow hue to it to match the four natural magic elements, going from red, blue, green and yellow. He also has horns just above his eyes and and forearm that match these colors as well.

HistoryEdit

PastEdit

Syndel, along with the other gods, Death and Gaia, have existed long before Medius' creation. Gaia and Syndel created the Angels and Demons respectively but wondered if they could accomplish more; Death convinced the two to work together and create the land of mortals, now known as Medius, with Death supervising to ensure everything was in balance.

After its creation, the three gods decided not to interfere directly with Medius. Instead, they would only receive the souls of the mortals after death. Gaia and her angels rewarded those who were good enough to reach Heaven, Syndel and his demons gleefully tortured evil souls, and Death received all the rest in Purgatory. Death also created the creatures Cerberus and Drazil to guard Hell and Heaven respectively.[2]

Great WarEdit

Main article: Great War

The non-interference pact lasted for quite some time, but Syndel gradually became resentful of Medius where the mortals worshipped Gaia as "the Great Mother" but barely venerated Syndel at all. Syndel began interfering with events on Medius, encouraging an evil general to go to war and helping him conquer the surrounding nations.

At first, Gaia chose not to directly interfere herself. That changed when some of the dead souls who made it to Heaven reported that they had seen, or been killed by, Demons. At this point, the Great War began in earnest with Angels traveling to Medius to do battle with the marauding Demons.[2]

Inexplicably, the war came to an "end" a few centuries before the main storyline starts, although skirmishes do continue on Medius with Heaven and Hell in a state of cold war.[3] Both Gaia and Syndel disappeared to places unknown, and even Death eventually left to try and find them.[1] However, given the activities of Iratu and many other Demons, he may have instigated the movement to evacuate all Demons from Hell to Medius, though given how Blue stated Death's disappearance that might not be the case.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

While he has yet to appear, as a God he is immensely powerful and likely very proficient in Magic, especially Darkness Magic.

Creation Magic: As a God, Syndel was able to create his own world of Hell and the violent and aggressive Demons that inhabit it. He also created Medius alongside Gaia and Death.

Immense Magic Power: As a God of Medius, Syndel has a vastly immeasurable amount of Magic Power, as he is capable of creating an entire world with the aid of two other Gods and manage his own domain.

Immortality: Syndel (along with Death and Gaia) has existed as a god long before Medius was created. He is inherently ageless and it is likely that he is also practically indestructible by anything less than the power of another god. Whether it is possible for him to be injured or incapacitated, if only temporarily, isn't known.

TriviaEdit

  • The low detail sketch of Syndel bears an odd resemblance to Buwaro. The wings are almost identical, they both appear to have red eyes, and Syndel's black/purple color scheme mirrors Buwaro's purple/white color scheme. This may or may not mean anything, it could just be coincidental.
    • His most recent design would have more of a closer resemblance but otherwise would still be coincidental given how most Demons tend to look.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Slightly Damned #428 [HQTS]
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  3. Slightly Damned #191 [HQTS]

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