|“||My wish for it all to end is the only thing that reminds me that I am still alive.||„|
A little girl named Astyana born in Troy during the Trojan war as the daughter of the great hero, Hector. Ever since she was born she knew nothing but the horrors of war. One day her father went outside the walls all by himself. At first, there was a lot of cheering, then followed by silence. Curious about what happened to her father, Astyana rushed up the stairs of the walls. Her mother tried to stop her, but she managed to slide by. When she reached the top, she saw the corpse of her father getting dragged across the ground by a chariot. The man in it was a tall, blond man with a single wing and a broken halo. When the Greeks finally invaded via the Trojan horse, Astyana and her mother tried to flee. They however were betrayed by Helena and Pares and left as a decoy. On their escape her mother gets shot by an arrow, piercing the back of her head. Her eyes and mouth run over with blood and then she finally tips over and falls on Astyana. Too scared to move she tries to hide under her mother's dead body. Odysseus, who was tasked with killing her, wasn't able to bring himself to do so when he saw her cowering in fear beneath her mother. Astyana stayed in this position like in trance for a couple of days, unable to move due to the fear and confusion. It was only when she couldn't bear the hunger any longer that she got up to look for something to eat.
When she got up, she realized everything got burned down to ashes and the only edible thing left were the corpses of the deceased. Although reluctant at first, she started eating everyone she didn't know, obviously leaving her mother be. Another person she found and didn't eat was the person who had killed her father, Achilles, since she resented him too much and didn't want to feel like her life was indebted to his flesh. The days passed and the corpses started rotting under the summer heat. The only one that stayed fine was Achilles' body since it was that of a "pure-blooded" demigod. She still didn't want to eat him, so she went for the rotting bodies instead. Needless to say, that didn't go so well. After almost a week of throwing up, diarrhea, and severe stomach aches she was out of options and devoured Achilles after all. While doing so, someone appeared within the ruins of the city. He was fairly tall with six wings, wore a black robe, and had hair split into black and white. His eyes were a deep, cold purple. The boy walked over to the body of Astyana's mother and ripped out her soul, while the little girl was watching and eating. Although she wanted to stop him, she couldn't. She was way too starved and just couldn't stop herself from eating. She had no other option than watching the crying, for mercy begging soul of her mother getting ripped out of the corpse and being stowed and taken away in a small bag.
After she finished Achilles she started feeling weird, since she stopped feeling hungry. Not only that, but she could also feel something on her back pushing against her clothes. She went over to the close by the ocean to take a look at the reflection, since all the water in the wells located in the city ran dry or were covered in feces, left by the Greek to ensure that there won't be a return. When looking at her reflection, she noticed a small wing on her back and a fragment of a halo above her head. They reminded her of the person at fault for all of this, so she tried ripping out her wings in disgust, but they just grew back. When she tried to kill herself out of desperation, since she was on the verge of giving up anyways and most certainly didn't want to live a life in a body like this, she wasn't capable of going past the skin. She had inherited Achilles’ immortality.
She started to leave the ruins and wander around aimlessly. On her way, she didn't eat much. For two reasons. The first being she never got very hungry and the second that the stuff she did eat wasn't helping. She was also hiding her halo and wing all the time under rugs. She usually stole the food she ate, if she ate at all. Some time passed and her hunger grew stronger by the day. One night she was wandering around a temple of a god when she suddenly smelled something nice. She followed the scent and found two demigod guards protecting the entrance of the shrine. One was wounded and patched up. Overwhelmed by the sensation Astyana walked up to the guards. Her head was empty. The two guards first thought she was a lost child and tried to help. Astyana simply stood there and neither moved nor did she say a word. When the wounded guard kneeled down to ask her some questions, she instinctively bit him in the head, immediately killing. The other guard tried to kill Astyana, but the spear he was carrying broke when he attacked. Unable to harm her, Astyana overwhelmed and killed him too. She started eating both of them, in pure ecstasy, enjoying herself like she hasn't in a long time. It was only after that she realized what she had done. This was the first time however that her wings and halo disappeared and that she looked human again.
She kept wandering through Greece until the Roman Empire invaded and took her in as a slave. She didn't struggle or try to defy it since she simply didn't care much at that point. She is held in horrible conditions and only fed very little until she is sold off to a rich merchant, owning a large mansion. There she met other slaves which she befriended. She became a "personal service" slave for the merchant and his sons. Although they did horrible things to her while living out their fantasies, she felt happy for the first time in a long time. Maybe even the first time at all. She never had any friends before and she never had the feeling of being useful either. The years passed by and Astyana actually managed to start smiling again, until she became hungry again. She did her best to suppress it, but in the end, she slaughtered everyone in the mansion, the other slaves who she befriended, as well as the merchant and his sons, who gave her a purpose. Unlike the first time, however, this time she was fully clear and understood the thing she was doing. She tried to stop, but she couldn't. She hated herself for destroying her happiness, but,... but they just tasted way too good for her to stop. She was enjoying herself although she hated it at the same time. She wanted to stop and yet she didn't. Her friends were begging for mercy as she ate them from bottom to top. The more they screamed. The more they begged for help. The more tears ran across their faces. Yes, the more they pleaded for her to stop, the more she enjoyed herself.
She was on her own yet again. To not fall victim to her hunger again, she now started to murder and eat on a semi-regular basis. To avoid killing the innocent she joined armies and raided the battlefields for corpses at night. The more she ate, the stronger grew her hunger, needing to eat more and more. With each person, she ate she grew stronger. Her mind however grew weaker, instable to the point of breakage. All the souls inside the corpses entered her body. Hundreds, thousands, millions. All her souls were fighting with Astyana's soul over dominance within her body. If she happened to grow any weaker, she would lose that fight. If that was to happen she would turn into a former god, a hideous, deformed creature and go wild on an endless killing spree with no survivors. Since Astyana was an inherently good person, there was no way she could let that happen again. There was no way she could allow such suffrage. The only way to stay strong enough to fight the souls within her was to keep eating. The more she ate the harder it was to fight them off and the more exhausting it became, so she had to eat even more. Eat. Eat. Eat. Her mind went nearly completely blank over the next thousand years. Eating. That was all she could think of. No, that wasn't true. She also had a wish, the wish for someone to kill her and end her suffering. Besides that, she didn't even take notice of whom or what she ate. Humans, demons, angels, dragons, she ate them all, completely indiscriminately. Before she knew it, she went past all the boundary walls, reaching the world beyond meaning. Her self slowly started to fade away into a form that could not be described. This was the first time during the last hundred or so years that she actually took notice of what was happening. Her urge to eat was fading due to existing beyond meaning. With her mind already gone way too far already, instead of embracing the fact that she could finally let go of her past self and finally achieve happiness, she chose to stay the way she was. How can she eat with her feeling of hunger gone? How could she fight back the souls when they aren't there anymore? However, by staying as she is, accepting the way she is, and not wanting to change anything about herself she moved to the next higher layer, becoming even stronger, nearly untouchable by most. In the end, she became the sixth strongest being that wasn't blessed by chaos in one way or another.
A couple hundred years passed yet again. Astyana actually managed to slowly regain her sanity and formed the "anti-god" unit, composed only of humans. Although on the surface their goal was to rid the earth of all demigods, due to unfair and unjust treatment to humans, the reality of it was that Astyana was simply looking for an easy way to get food with small effort and little exposure. It wasn't necessarily a lie that she wanted to rid the worlds of demigods either since she did indeed hate them quite a bit. On the other hand, she hated everything and everyone. A demigod took her father and turned her into the creature she currently is. A god took away her mother’s souls. Humans betrayed her and burned down her home. Although all this happened over 3000 years ago, she couldn't stop holding on to these grudges.
A little later she met Hana by chance. The two got along fairly well at first. This friendship only held till Astyana killed one of Hana's friends, a demigod girl, who was also the descendant of Helena, the woman who came up with the plan to use her and her mother as a decoy. When Hana showed her, that she too is a human, strengthened by the powers of a god, Astyana pitied her and offers to kill her. When Hana refused, Astyana decided to go for it anyway, in hopes of "saving" Hana from the same fate she had. Before Astyana managed to finish her off, Jack interfered. Astyana immediately recognized him as the one who took away her mother’s soul. Enraged she finally snapped and all the hundreds of billions of souls she had stockpiled within herself went wild, slowly turning her into a former god, even overwhelming Jack. Unable to fight back and not wanting to be eaten by Astyana, he opened his third and final seal to finish her off.
Up until this point, the reader knows nothing about her, which wasn't experienced by Hana, and only after she dies one gets and inside on her past.
Astyana is a very nice and gentle person who always looks out for others. Her first priority is to ensure the well being of others even above her own. She loves helping others and has a weird or need to feel like she is useful.
As a child born to the royal family and daughter of the prince and greatest hero, she was always very sheltered and never had many friends outside royal court. Even those view friends she had within it, usually just saw her as a way to get to her father or grandfather. This left her fairly isolated and made her almost obsessed about getting people to actually like and accept her. Ever since she was born she never knew anything but war, seeing dead bodies being carried through the streets on a daily basis. Corpses and the stench of rotting flesh were normal for her, leaving her very unemotional and cold toawrds death. The first time she ever felt truly sad was when her father had been killed by Achilles.
When she had to eat the corpses of the fallen, she initially wasn't very fond of either the idea or the taste, but over time she got used to both. By the time she ate Achilles she was basically addicted to it. At this point it was less of a case needing to eat, but wanting to.
Over the years, with every passing day, her mental strength kept declining. Not only was it getting harder and harder to hold on to her sanity or even or consciousness, but it also mattered less and less to her. The only thing that kept her going and stopped her from giving up, was her wish to protect everyone around her. Her keeping herself in check made her useful. This way she was needed. At least until someone was to kill her. That is what she was thinking. This urge, this obsession of being needed drove her to the point of refusing to just save herself when she actually had the chance. As time went by her mind slowly kept diminishing, to the point where she wouldn't talk or even react when talked to. She seemed like a mindless zombie, who could do nothing but eat.
Although she did recover slightly over time, her mind, morals and view of the world had become greatly twisted. She still wanted to do good deeds and help others, but her methods and even goals were way off. She decided to only kill and eat "bad" people, so that her mind can rest easy, however, due to her messed up moral compass, that usually didn't go all that well. Her means of helping people were also usually not well received, like when she tried to kill Hana "to set her free".
Tier: 10-B | 9-B | Unknown, at least 8-B | High 7-A up to Low 2-C | High 1-B | Low 1-A | 1-A to 1-A+ | High 1-A | Unknown | 0
Powers and Abilities:
Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Immortality (Type 5 When Jack tried to kill her, by changing her "status" from alive to dead on a conceptual level, he found out that she had long since been severed from the concepts of life, death and anything close to it.) Invulnerability (Consuming Achilles made her skin and later shown, even the inside of her body, like organs, indestructible. She was incapable of taking her own life and later within the story even characters like Jack weren't able to give her any wounds, even when phasing through her skin. It is stated multiple times that Achilles immortality is that of "unchangingness". The only difference is that Astyana doesn't possess Achilles weakness.), Longevity (Aged only 18 years in over 3000 years.), Transformation (Into a fallen god, if she was to stop resisting. This would greatly increase the effectiveness of her Berserk Mode.), Regeneration (Low-Mid Regenerated her wings being pulled out. Limbs that weren't originally hers are the only part of her body that can be damaged.), Absorption (By eating people she ingests their souls and strength, growing stronger herself.), and Self-Sustenance (Types 1, 2 and 3 She tried various ways of killing herself, such as starving, strangulation, freezing to death during winter. None worked. Ever since she ate Achilles she never really felt tired either. She still took naps out of habit and in hopes that maybe death will come at least in her dreams)
All previous and Berserk Mode (When she has an eating attack, she can't stop herself. Her overall strength and senses are incredibly heightened. She however loses the ability to think clearly.)
All previous and Martial Arts and Weapon Mastery (Fought through hundreds of wars, almost always at the front line, using all kinds of weapons, may it be a sword, a lance, bows and crossbows, etc.), Magic and Curse Manipulation (Studied the art of magic, hoping to find a way to kill herself.), Flight (Either via magic or her wing(s).), Portal Creation (One of the most basic magic spells.), Water Manipulation, Fire Manipulation, Ice Manipulation Sand Manipulation, Heat Manipulation Air Manipulation, Smoke Manipulation Earth Manipulation, Darkness Manipulation, Light Manipulation, Weather Manipulation, Electricity Manipulation, Magma Manipulation, Necromancy, Soul Manipulation Elemental Manipulation (By using magic she can control all four elements, as well as light and darkness. She can control the weather by combining the elements, like water and air or create magma by combining earth and fire. She is an exception in magic due to being able to increase her mana pool by consuming souls. She can also call these souls onto the battlefields, with each of them being as strong as they were before they died.), Explosion Manipulation (With the use of magic.) Reactive Evolution, Accelerated Development and Power Absorption (Depending on who she eats, she can gain new abilities.), Disease Manipulation (By consuming the corpses of people that died by diseases, she gained the ability to spread them as she pleases.), Poison Manipulation (By consuming vast amounts of poison, her bites and breath became poisonous.), Petrification (By using Medusa's which she had stowed away in her pocket dimension.), Radiation Manipulation and Nuclear Manipulation (Capable of exerting high amounts of radiation, ever since being exposed to it.) Existence Erasure (During this time she figured out the use of the saint's flame. She gained this from eating Achilles and other demigods who were in possession of a Saint's flame.)
All previous and Dimensional Travel (Capable of moving across different universes of the world tree.), Teleportation, Pocket Reality Manipulation, Dimensional Storage (Carries weapons within pocket dimensions she created.), Higher-Dimensional Existence (She reached a level at which the world tree looked "simplistic" to her.), Higher-Dimensional Manipulation (Capable of shaping pocket dimensions and universes of her own imagination, at any "size", shape or form. With this she can pull out items from her pocket dimension she hadn't even stored away yet.)
All previous to a far greater degree.
Time Manipulation, Time Stop, Time Travel, Space-Time Manipulation and Spatial Manipulation (Beings beyond measure, can reshape all steps below them. This includes all of the void and the world tree, as well as the river of time.), Beyond-Dimensional Existence (Being beyond measure means one cannot be perceived in means of time or space of any degree.), Void Manipulation (Can control anything below the current step, including the infinite void.), Reality Warping (Can reshape the lower steps.) Acausality (Types 1 and possibly 4 Beings beyond measure aren't bound to linear time and are thus not affected by changes to it. They also work on an entirely different system, completely unaffected and unchanging to the physical realm. Any change to the physical realm or anything below them in general, has no affects on them at all.), Immortality (Types 9 and 10 Although her body never got destroyed, she would have these by the virtue of her existence beyond measure. Beings beyond measure separated their mind and body. While the body "stays behind", the mind keeps ascending.), Regeneration (Low-Godly Although her body never got destroyed, she would have these by the virtue of her existence beyond measure. Beings beyond measure separated their mind and body. While the body "stays behind", the mind keeps ascending.), Avatar Creation (All physical embodiments are just avatars.)
All previous and Aura, Madness Manipulation, Fear Manipulation and Willpower Manipulation (Beings beyond comprehension can't be looked at by regular beings. If someone was to still do so, they would go insane in fear and lose their will to continue living.)
All previous and Absolute Zero, Abstract Existence (Types 1 and 2), Acausality (Types 1,2,3,4 and 5), Acid Manipulation, Adaptation, Afterimage Creation, Age Manipulation, Animal Manipulation, Astral Manipulation, Astral Projection, Antimatter Manipulation,Attack Reflection, Awaken Power, Biological Manipulation, Black Hole Manipulation, Blessed, Blood Manipulation, Body Control, Body Puppetry, Bone Manipulation, Breaking the Fourth Wall, Broadway Force, Camouflage, Dream Manipulation, Duplication, Durability Negation, Chain Manipulation, Chaos Manipulation, Chi Manipulation, Clairvoyance, Conceptual Manipulation, Corrosion Inducement, Corruption, Cosmic Awareness, Creation, Cyborgization, Damage Transferal, Danmaku, Death Manipulation, Density Manipulation, Ectoplasm Manipulation, Elasticity, Empathic Manipulation, Energy Manipulation, Energy Projection, Enhanced Senses, Enhanced Physiology, Extrasensory Perception, Fate Manipulation, Forcefield Creation, Fungus Manipulation, Fusionism, Genius Intelligence, Gravity Manipulation, Hacking, Hair Manipulation, Healing, Holy Manipulation, Homing Attack, Illusion Manipulation, Immersion, Immortality (Types 1,2,3,4,6,7 and 8), Indomitable Will, Information Analysis, Information Manipulation, Inorganic Physiology, Insect Manipulation, Instinctive Reaction, Intangibility, Invisibility, Kinetic Energy Manipulation, Large Size (Types 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 and 11), Law Manipulation, Life Manipulation, Magnetism Manipulation, Mathematics Manipulation, Matter Manipulation, Memory Manipulation, Metal Manipulation, Mind Manipulation, Morality Manipulation, Music Manipulation, Natural Weaponry, Non-Corporeal, Non-Physical Interaction. Nonexistent Physiology (Types 1 and 2), Omnipresence and Omniscience (Up to their layer.), Order Manipulation, Pain Manipulation, Paralysis Inducement, Perception Manipulation, Plant Manipulation, Plasma Manipulation, Plot Manipulation, Possession, Power Bestowal, Power Mimicry, Power Nullification, Power Modification, Precognition, Pressure Manipulation, Probability Manipulation, Psychometry, Purification, Rage Power, Reactive Power Level, Resistance Negation, Physics Manipulation, Resurrection, Sealing, Self-Destruction, Sense Manipulation, Shade Physiology, Shapeshifting, Size Manipulation, Sleep Manipulation, Small Size (Types 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and 9), Social Influencing, Sound Manipulation, Statistics Amplification, Status Effect Inducement, Statistics Reduction, Stealth Mastery, Subjective Reality, Summoning, Supernatural Luck, Technology Manipulation, Telekinesis, Telepathy, Text Manipulation, Thread Manipulation, Toon Force, Transmutation, Transduality, Vector Manipulation, Vehicular Mastery, Vibration Manipulation, Weapon Creation, Weapon Manipulation, Zero-Dimensionality
Explanation: On this level of existence having or not having an ability is a trivial matter. Concepts like "abilities" or "strength" in general are considered non-relevant. For these beings possessing an ability is less of a "could they?", but more so a "does this ability exist within Aether?". What abilities exist within Aether? Any and all that can be expressed in words and all the ones that can't be. If you can write it down it exists within her and if you can't, well, it is still part of Aether.
All previous except the last key and Law Manipulation (Has the ability to enforce all governing laws across lower layers and steps. This even includes beings beyond meaning. The only "rules" to these laws are that one cannot stop others directly or indirectly from acquiring strength or limit them in such. This however only goes for beings that still possess the ability to gain strength.)
Poison Manipulation (She tried poisoning herself with various types of poisons throughout the millennia. They all failed to have any affect at all), Biological Manipulation (Resists the souls within her, changing her body into a former god.), Soul Manipulation (Resists tens to hundreds of souls within her body), Death Manipulation and Life Manipulation (Although she continues to age, she has long been severed from the concepts of life and death.), Transmutation, Corrosion Inducement (Her body is completely unchanging and is not affected by any outside forces.), Disease Manipulation (Throughout the millennia she tried catching all kind of deadly diseases, like the plague, the Spanish flue, Rabies or even the sleeping sickness. She even went as far as eating hundreds of corpses of the deceased in hopes to catch any of the diseases. She never showed any symptoms.) Electricity Manipulation (She tried getting struck by lightning, but didn't even feel it, when it happened.), Durability Negation (Attacks that should usually bypass ones durability (magic specifically made to deal with vastly stronger opponents) simply "bounced off" of her skin, not even leaving a scratch.), limited Existence Erasure (Due to possessing her own Saints Flame, she can resist being erased to a certain degree. In the end it was overpowered.), Magic, Curse Manipulation (Tried various spells and curses to kill herself.), Heat Manipulation, Fire Manipulation, Pressure Manipulation and Gravity Manipulation (Survived within the sun.) Sealing (She had other people try to seal both her power and immortality with high level magic, but it failed.), Petrification (She stole the head of Medusa to see if she might be able to turn her to stone. It didn't work.), Power Mimicry (Her immortality is a descendants ability and thus can't be copied, due to being beyond conceptually limited to "1" within Aether.), Power Nullification and Power Absorption (Due to being a descendants ability, even Aether would have trouble working around or removing it.), Radiation Manipulation and Nuclear Manipulation (Got hit by an atomic bomb during the second world war. Spend days at the detonation site and wasn't affected in the slightest.), likely Absolute Zero (Existed in outer space (2.7K) without any issue or even feeling the cold.), Reality Warping, Resistance Negation and Law Manipulation (Even beings beyond couldn't force any laws upon or change her immortality.), Pain Manipulation (Ever since she received Achilles immortality, she was unable to feel any pain. May it be from physical or magic based attacks. This includes parts of her body that can be harmed, like her wing(s). She doesn't feel any pain from a Saint's flame either.)
All previous to a greater degree.
All previous and Physics Manipulation (The void is not bound by conventional physics. Being faster than light, going sub-zero, etc. are all perfectly fine within it.)
All previous and possibly Causality Manipulation and Fate Manipulation (Only beings equal or greater to her can affect her at all. Otherwise she exists within a completely separate system.) Space-Time Manipulation, Time Stop, Time Manipulation, Time Travel and Age Manipulation (Exists beyond any measurable value, such as age or size.), BFR (Can go anywhere within a 1-A+ space, without any limitations.)
All previous and Mind Manipulation, Fear Manipulation, Sleep Manipulation, Willpower Manipulation, Madness Manipulation, Sense Manipulation, Morality Manipulation, Empathic Manipulation, Memory Manipulation, Possession, Dream Manipulation, Telepathy and Corruption (Beings beyond comprehension have minds that work in a different way. Although they quite often don't seem very sane, they have extreme mental strength and resistance, usually far greater than their physical strength may suggest.
All previous and (if she didn't showcase them before), Absolute Zero, Absorption, Acid Manipulation, Astral Manipulation, Attack Reflection, Black Hole Manipulation, Blood Manipulation, Bone Manipulation Body Puppetry, Broadway Force, Causality Manipulation, Chaos Manipulation, Conceptual Manipulation (Type 1), Damage Transferal, Darkness Manipulation, Density Manipulation, Causality Manipulation, Holy Manipulation, Kinetic Energy Manipulation, Paralysis Inducement, Probability Manipulation, Statistics Reduction, Status Effect Inducement, Telekinesis, Magnetism Manipulation, Mathematics Manipulation, Matter Manipulation, Non-Physical Interaction, Order Manipulation, Plot Manipulation, Purification, Size Manipulation, Social Influencing, Sound Manipulation, Subjective Reality, Toon Force, Vector Manipulation, Vibration Manipulation, Void Manipulation and many more.
Explanation: Beings beyond meaning cannot be affected by abilities that carry name, description or meaning. Their "existence" is fundamentally different to them. Abilities, no matter their nature or potency, affect them like a regular punch would affect an acausal (type 5) being.
All previous except for the last key to a far greater extent. Can create her own resistances if needed, by making it a Law
Attack Potency: Human level (Just a regular 8 year old child.) | Wall level (Astyana was capable of smashing a large boulder when enraged. She was surprised at her own strength.) | Unknown, at least City-Block level (This is the average strength a demigod is at in the modern age. 2-3000 years ago their godly blood was running far thicker, so they should have been far stronger. Astyana faced and casually defeated to demigod guards. One was however wounded.) | Large Mountain level to Universe level+ (During this time Astyana kept eating as many people as she could, continuously growing in strength. Her emotional instability could cause her magic to run wild and cause natural disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes and volcanic eruptions. Over time she grew strong enough to hop across planets with just her physical strength. In the end she grew so strong enough that she shattered space and time, left her universe and moved outside to explore the World Tree.) | High Hyperverse level (After exiting her universe Astyana stumbled into the still growing country of Purgatory. While sneaking around the castle she discovered a laboratory, within it a boy at the age of roughly 16 years old. He was in a horrific condition. To put him out of his misery, she ate him. Afterwards she had the strength to travel all across the world tree and even damage it. The weird part is that although she absorbed his strength, she never absorbed his soul.) | Low Outerverse level (After a while and consuming the souls of purgatory, she managed to rech the first boundary.) | Outerverse level+ (After surpassing the first boundary, Astyana started transcending without even trying or realizing it. For her it was just the natural thing to do.) | High Outerverse level (One day Astyana found the body of a wounded, old dragon. After consuming it, her strength skyrocketed and she reached the boundary to beyond meaning.) | Unknown (Astyana only stayed within this layer for an incredibly short time. Once she realized that her self was dissolving and that she would thus not be able to suppress the souls within her anymore, which would make her existence pointless, she tried as hard as she could to stay as she was. With this she fulfilled the requirements to enter the layer beyond.) | Boundless (Even after reaching this layer she wouldn't stop consuming and kept growing with no end. By the time of her death she was the sixth (actually ninth, even when excluding Aether’s avatars) strongest being within the cosmic egg.)
Speed: Normal Human (She is just a regular 8 year old girl.) | At least Normal Human, likely far higher' (No specific speed feats. Her physical strength and endurance went up by quite a bit, so it is likely that her speed did too.) | Unknown, at least Subsonic (She completely out sped two demigods at once. A regular demigod in the modern era is usually so fast that humans can't see them. Since the godly blood was purer back then, they should be even faster.) | At least Supersonic to Immesurable (Crossed continents within a few hours. Ever since she exited the universe she also moved separated from its time.) | Immesurable (Capable of traveling to anywhere around the world tree in an instant.) | Immesurable (Capable of traveling from one edge of the void to another in an instant.) | Irrelevant (Exists completely beyond any measurable distance or time.) | Irrelevant (Can travel across the entirety of the layer beyond comprehension in an instant.) | Nigh-Omnipresent (Exists everywhere within the cosmic egg with the exception of the layer beyond. | Irrelevant (Can travel across a vast portion of the layer beyond, which vastly dwarves all previous layers, even if transcendences were to be equalized.)
Lifting Strength: Regular Human | At least Regular Human likely far higher | Unknown (There are no exact values given when it comes to the lifting strength of demigods, nor does Astyana have any feats showcasing her lifting strength.) | Unknown | Immesurable (Should be greater than Atlas, who is lifting three universes.) | Immesurable (Greater than before) | Irrelevant (Beyond any measurable weight.) | Irrelevant (Technichally greater than before.) | Unkown (A claer limit is not given.) | Irrelevant (Technically greater than the layer beyond comprehension.)
Striking Strength: Human Class (Just a regular 8 year old girl) | Wall Class (Astyana was capable of smashing a large boulder when enraged. She was surprised at her own strength.) | Unknown, at least City-Block Class (This is the average strength a demigod is at in the modern age. 2-3000 years ago their godly blood was running far thicker, so they should have been far stronger. Astyana faced and casually defeated to demigod guards. One was however wounded.) | At least City-Block Class to Universal+ (Over time she grew strong enough to hop across planets with just her physical strength. In the end she grew so strong enough that she shattered space and time, left her universe and moved outside to explore the World Tree.) | High Hyperversal (After exiting her universe Astyana stumbled into the still growing country of Purgatory. While sneaking around the castle she discovered a laboratory, within it a boy at the age of roughly 16 years old. He was in a horrific condition. To put him out of his misery, she ate him. Afterwards she had the strength to travel all across the world tree and even damage it. The weird part is that although she absorbed his strength, she never absorbed his soul.) | Low Outerversal (After surpassing the first boundary, Astyana started transcending without even trying or realizing it. For her it was just the natural thing to do.) | High Outerversal (One day Astyana found the body of a wounded, old dragon. After consuming it, her strength skyrocketed and she reached the boundary to beyond meaning.) | Unknown (Astyana only stayed within this layer for an incredibly short time. Once she realized that her self was dissolving and that she would thus not be able to suppress the souls within her anymore, which would make her existence pointless, she tried as hard as she could to stay as she was. With this she fulfilled the requirements to enter the layer beyond.) | Boundless (Even after reaching this layer she wouldn't stop consuming and kept growing with no end. By the time of her death she was the sixth (actually ninth, even when excluding Aether’s avatars) strongest being within the cosmic egg.)
Durability: Human level (Just a regular 8 year old girl.) | Boundless (Achilles' Immortality or invulnerability to be more exact, is an ability directly granted by Chaos. It is only possible to harm her with similar strength.) | Boundless (Just like before) | Boundless (Just like before) | Boundless (Just like before) | Boundless (Just like before) | Boundless (Just like before) | Boundless (Just like before) | Boundless (Just like before) | Boundless (Just like before)
Stamina: Just the stamina of a regular kid. | Inexhaustible stamina. Ever since she received Achilles' Immortality, she neither needed sleep, food, water nor rest. The only thing that is exhausting her is keeping the souls within her at bay. Her mana pool is originally quite small, but grew to immense and nearly inexhaustible size, after consuming hundreds of billions of souls.
Range: Standard Melee Range (An unarmed little girl.) | Standard Melee Range (An unarmed little girl.) | Standard Melee Range (An unarmed little girl.) | Extended Melee Range (With weapons like swords.), Tens of Meters (With weapons such as throwing knives.), Hundreds of Meters (With crossbows and bows.), Kilometers (With shockwaves.), Hundreds of Kilometers (With supernatural phenomena and magic.), Universal+ (With portals.) | High Hyperversal (With shockwaves.) | At least High Hyperversal (Further than before) | Outerversal (Can change all steps below her.) | High Outerversal (Can change all steps below her.) | Boundless (Range holds no meaning to her.) | Boundless (Incomparably greater than the layer beyond comprehension.)
Standard Equipment: None | None | None | Many types of weapons, such as swords, bows, daggers, axes. They are all stowed away in a different dimension, which is unbound by time, allowing her to access weapons she hasn't even received yet, such as guns or rocket launchers. Her personal favorite is a Cannone da 75/46 modello 34 anti-aircraft cannon, which she stole during the second world war. Since standard rounds are useless for her, she fires her own magic through it. | As before | As before | As before | As before | As before | As before
Intelligence: Astyana is surprisingly intelligent, although she often seems crazier than anything else. She learned multiple complicated spells in a fairly short time and is in general a quick learner. To simply reach as far into the layers as she did, is only possible with a very sturdy, hard to shake mind. If she didn't have that, she would have likely ended up completely brain dead. This intelligence of hers is however compromised by the fact that she permanently needs to suppress the souls within her, putting a great toll on her mental, physical and spiritual well being. Later during her life her consciousness fades further and further, leaving her more or less mindless. Although she manages to recover some of it, it came at a cost. Her mind was completely messed up. Her thought processes, sense of judgment and logical thinking suffered the most, which heavily reflected on her actions. Although she only ever means good, an outsider would very likely mistake her for a psychopathic villain.
Weaknesses: Other than her frail mentality, none notable.
- Elemental Magic:
- Fire Magic: Generic fare based magic. Can create and control large amounts of fire, ranging to temperatures of up to 16.000.000°C.
- Wind Magic: Generic wind based magic. Can create storms or be used to fly and lift objects.
- Gas Magic: A magic that can create and control all sorts of gases. This can range from toxic gases to highly flammable ones.
- Water Magic: Generic water based magic. Can be used to create floods, large waves and rain.
- Ice Magic: A subtype from water magic. Can freeze things to almost absolute zero. This is not strictly limited to water, but anything that contains liquids.
- Earth Magic: Generic earth based magic. Can shift the earth, create canyons and earthquakes.
- Golem Magic: Creates stone golems with their own mind, loyally supporting the caster of the magic. There are multiple types and sizes of golems, with different levels of strength. They tend to vary between city-block and small island level in strength and durability. They will keep reforming for as long as the user possesses mana.
- Fused Magic:
- Fire x Wind:
- Explosion Magic: The user compresses highly explosive gas and lights it on fire. The limit comes only down to the user’s mana.
- Heat Magic: Infusing the surrounding air directly with heat, rather than flames.
- Fire x Water x Wind:
- Weather and Storm Magic: The ability to create storm cloud and hurricanes. With this even lightning can be created, however, not controlled. If needed hundreds of lightning bolts can be created at once. It can also be used to create fog or mist to hide in.
- Fire x Earth:
- Eruption Magic: The magic to make volcanoes erupt and control or create magma.
- Earth x Wind:
- Sandstorm Magic: The magic to control sand and create sandstorms.
- Fire x Wind:
- Space-Time Magic:
- Portal creation: Spatial magic that allows the user to open a portal to any place. The further the other side of the portal is away, the more mana is needed.
- Teleportation: The magic to instantly teleport to any place you have visited before.
- Storage Magic: The magic to create a storage dimension. This one in particular isn't connected to the flow of time and allows the user to pull out objects they haven't even put into the storage yet.
- Dark Magic:
- Curse Magic: Curse magic has many different uses, depending on the curse used. It can range from horrible luck to even death.
- Darkness Magic: Magic that manipulates darkness itself. Not very useful outside of concealment.
- Necromancy: Magic that infuses the souls of the dead into objects, to bring them alive. The infused object will then change its shape to suit the infused soul. The strength is dependent on the soul.
- Light Magic: Magic to create and manipulate blinding light. It can be bundled and focused to create grave damage or simply be used to illuminate rooms or to blind an opponent for a getaway.
- Magical Bullets: She infuses pure mana and parts of her saints flame into her anti-aircraft canon. These bullets hit incredibly hard and usually don't leave any trace of whatever is hit.
Achilles' Immortality, which was granted by Chaos, is that of the "unchanging". Any outside force, which tries to influence the body, will be nullified. It turns her skin and even her organs invulnerable and allows her to resist all kinds of things, like poison, radiation, diseases, extreme heat, extreme cold, extreme gravity, etc. Unlike Achilles, she doesn't possess the same kind of weakness. Her body is fully covered by it, from head to toe. The only exceptions are parts of her body that weren't originally hers, like her wings, horns, halo, etc.
A saint’s flame is a remnant of Chaos. It is usually only given to the ones that lost something during the split of the narrative. Astyana however gained it by consuming Achilles and other gods and demigods who possessed a flame. The saints flame has many different uses, the main use however is the erasure from the main narrative itself or to be more exact, it "moves" whatever is affected into  and turns them into something that cannot be. As a simple explanation, if Aether was a page that can be written on,  isn't simply an empty page or the description of emptiness, but a hole cut into the paper or the lack of a paper all together. The only way to resist it, is by having a saints flame yourself or vastly overpowering it. The only character within the story that managed to do so was Aether, one of the three supreme beings. One flame might also be greater than another flame, allowing one flame to consume and overwrite the other. This is also how Astyana died in the end.
A saints flame also puts the user at great agony at all times, making it feel like ones soul is getting ripped apart. This gets even worse with increasing amounts of flames. Jack, who has two, is considered extraordinary for not simply falling into a pain induced coma. Astyana has multiple hundred flames within her body, although vastly weaker.
A saints flame greatly increases the adaptability and evolution rate, when applied to a human. The body won't know how to combat it and starts evolving to a point where any new obstacle will be overcome in a very short time. This is how Astyana not only resisted, but also gained abilities from her suicide attempts.
- Beyond Measure
- Time Manipulation: The ability to alter and change time. Astyana tried to use this ability to change time so that she would never end up in this situation to begin with, but had to realize that since she is now separated from the flow of time, it won't have any effect on her current self. Instead she simply created alternate timelines, in which she had killed herself over and over again, in hopes of changing her present self.
- Space Manipulation: The ability to alter all of the lower steps, the World Tree and the surrounding void into anything imaginable. This ability is however strictly limited to small things. If anyone was to use it on a grand scale anyways, like turning everything into a different story, an avatar of Aether would put one to justice, as it is strictly forbidden to ensure the growth potential of everyone.
- Mental Existence: When entering the first layer, one leaves their physical body behind. This makes it so these beings are unaffected by physical changes. If one was to lose their body, they can simply create a new one.
- Beyond Comprehension
- Madness Aura: If anyone comes to close to the physical embodiment of one of these beings, they will start sweating uncontrollably and gasp for air. They will be filled with an unexplainable fear. If one was to hear or let alone see or touch one of those beings, unconsciousness or death will be the result.
- Paradoxical Actions: Although these beings aren't paradoxical existences, like the next layer, they are capable of making paradoxical and nonsensical actions. If watches, they seem to make perfect sense.
- Beyond Meaning
- All encompassing Existence: The ability to say "yes" and/or "no" to anything and everything at the same time. The things they can say "yes" and "no" to are only limited 1. by whether they exist within Aether (Within Aether exists all that can and can't be expressed in words.) and 2. The next layer.
- Paradoxical Existence: With the all encompassing existence also comes the paradoxical existence. These beings can change everything about them and decide their own "truth." This includes inherently contradictory things, like having multiple sizes at once. If someone was to now measure, it would yield multiple values and all would be correct and seen as fine. If someone was to observe this, they wouldn't find anything wrong with it. Even when specifically asked, whether it makes any sense for someone to have multiple sizes, they wouldn't find anything out of the ordinary.
- Existence beyond Meaning: These beings can now also exist in their "truest" form. A "form" that leaves behind all meanings, explanations, etc., in the same way a beyond dimensional being leaves behind things like sizes. Trying to give this a proper explanation is however nigh impossible and the moment one tries, it is already wrong, since they exist "beyond" the explanation and meaning of their own existence. Trying to interact with them in this form is completely impossible, since nothing that can be described or even not described, can affect them. Technically speaking even this explanation is meaningless and "false". It was simply meant to give an understanding of it anyways.
- The word of God: The ability to enforce laws upon lower steps or even oneself. These laws are the only thing within their "sub-narrative" that can affect even beings beyond meaning. The limitations of this are that the law may not be used to limit anyone’s growth potential or directly limit any abilities of someone else. If these rules are not upheld, an avatar of Aether will put the perpetrator to justice.
Keys: Child | Achilles Immortality | Starving | Eating | World Tree | Void | Beyond Measure | Beyond Comprehension | Beyond Meaning | Beyond