|“||All that is here exists and perishes at my whim. For I was the Beginning, and I shall be the end. I shall be all that there is.||„|
Ayin/Ain is an ancient primordial entity that has existed ab aeterno and before the beginning of time. She is the counterpart of the being known as God and the embodiment of Nonexistence. She predates Sephira, Maveth, and Shekhinah as well as the Archangels in age. Ayin is the overarching antagonist of the first several arcs prior to the Multiveral War and Yaldabaoth Arc.
|“||AYIN means No-Thing. AYIN is beyond Existence, separate from any-thing. AYIN is Absolute Nothing. AYIN is not above or below. Neither is AYIN still or in motion. There is nowhere where AYIN is, for AYIN is not. AYIN is soundless, but neither is it silence. Nor is AYIN a void – and yet out of the zero of AYIN'S no-thingness comes the one of EIN SOF||„|
|~ Z'ev ben Shimon Halevi on the nature of AYIN|
Before time, space, or any notions of existence and nonexistence were formed, Ayin existed alongside Yesh. They had virtually no defined borders against each other, always intermingling and intermixing with one another. The two were everything that was and everything that wasn't, forever dancing and mixing together in a boundless, limitless state of unity without a sense of self or identity for the things that were born from their interactions. They were the yes and the no of everything. The acceptance and denial all rolled into one being, essentially being the transcendent root of roots as the origins of all that has existed, exists, and will exist.
Eventually, their constant interactions and state of being became tiresome for her counterpart. Without her nor her consent, Yesh birthed a world from his featureless self, bringing it into existence with his powers. This new world became a blip in Ayin's radar and she, in turn, became threatened by it. Threatened that her place in the world would be at stake and that her counterpart would no longer need her. Feeling that it had no place anywhere, she annihilated it, removing all its sense of definition and self on all levels and reverted it back into her. Angered by this, Yesh continued to birth worlds of possibility, one after the other until an infinite amount of infinities were born. Ayin retaliated by destroying them all.
It was due to this interaction that Maveth and Sephira came into existence, signifying Life and Death. The Absolute nature of such concepts gave rise to Shekhinah, which inhabited the in-between. Soon, there were three other beings similar in nature to Ayin and Yesh, however, she did not mind them as like her, they were beings that didn't serve to disrupt the unity she had with Yesh as opposed to those worlds. The three swirled around in the Nonexistence and Existence of their predecessors until Shekhinah crossed over and mixed with Yesh. With that, the Archangels were born from the union of their mixture, small yet powerful beings who Ayin tolerated due to their ability to interact with her without doing anything to disrupt her so called Balance.
It was most likely due to her lax stance and acceptance of these lesser beings as she referred to them, Yesh created a multitude of worlds to show her that there could more than just them. In an instant upon detecting these bubbles within her and the others, she instantly erased them. This began a long and grueling war that lasted an eternity between the two. Sephira, Maveth, Shekhinah, and the Archangels all fought the battle alongside Yesh as the two clashed. Endless amounts of ideas, worlds, and even concepts beyond even the Ein Sof were created and destroyed as their constant interplay of Yes and No lasted for eternities. Eventually, Helel, Yesh's eldest child, managed to shake her, allowing Yesh to devise a seal that would imprison her. Knowing that sealing a being that was his equal in both size and concept, Yesh separated her consciousness from her self and sealed it in a world of his own creation. A world beyond anything and everything. Her power, without Ayin to guide it, settled and reunited with the essence of Everythingness, thus forming the Ein Sof along with it. The Key to the Anti-World of Tohu was engraved on Helel, who volunteered to guard it.
However, unbeknownst to Yesh, Ayin had fragmented a small portion of her consciousness and implanted it within Yesh's lock. The power required to do so sent her into slumber, however, her corruption influenced Helel into standing against her father for Humanity's fate, granted Cain his powers, and eventually lead to Adrian's fall. Ayin's freedom would later come at the hands of the combined efforts of Eden Squad to permanently remove the First Curse, unlocking the Gates of Tohu and allowing Ayin to roam free once more.
Ayin has no physical form. She is a boundless and eternal being that is completely transcendent of Time and Space, Life and Death, Finite and Infinite, Order and Chaos, Dualism and Non-Dualism, Existence and Nothingness, etc. Her form cannot be comprehended. She appears as a form of absolute blackness. A yawning void that swallows everything including concepts, space, time, and totality itself. In short, she is the very concept of Nonexistence.
Ayin's appearance is stated to be largely unknown but her human appearance is said to be that of a girl with black hair and red eyes, wearing a dark school uniform. Despite her beautiful visage, her mere presence inspires unparalleled terror akin to standing beyond a yawning void that wants nothing more than to swallow you. A stark contrast to Yesh who manifests as male.
Ayin is extremely detached and almost emotionless. She has very little care for anything with very few exceptions. Ayin also finds concepts such as good and evil as completely unimportant. Death views her as the complete opposite of God as she is stated to be gloomy while God is bright. She was stated to be amoral and extremely destructive.
Ayin viewed Creation as imperfect and needed to be remade. However, her drive for doing this was to get revenge upon her Brother for sealing her away for eons. She destroyed Creation slowly taking her rage out on the innocent life forms and corrupting them in order to draw God’s attention. This leads her to wage war against all of Creation forcing every realm to band against her and finally forcing God’s hand. However, after fatally injuring God, she lost her drive to destroy Creation as she only wanted to confront him. Due to her interaction with various other beings in Creation and her own growing guilt and sadness about injuring her brother, She decided to leave the rest of Creation alone and after healing her Brother, Ayin decided to leave for the Empty and ruled over it.
As the Ruler of the Empty, Ayin upholds the Natural Order to an absolute degree. She knows the Natural Order as She was an indirect creator of it after She was sealed. The only time that She has made an exception was when Ayin released Cassiel from the Empty stating that they were not finished.
Ayin does feel great love for her family though she did not understand it as she was sealed away and did not experience emotion. As she began to understand it more, AYIN understood that she felt love for her family. This is especially true for her younger brother God. As the being the older one and the one who “raised” him, She feels great love for her Brother bordering on obsession. She has been described as a near yandere brocon as She was jealous enough to destroy multiple Creations going so far as to ask why her Brother needed others when He already had Her. With her grandchildren, She holds Adrian in high regard as he was the first person She saw after She was released from the Seal and showed great anger when Adrian refused to join Her.
Tier: 1-A | High 1-A
Classification: Primordial Entity, Absolute Force of Nothingness and Nonexistence, True Anti-God
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Immortality (Types 1, 3, 5, 9, and 10), Transduality (Type 4; Transcends all of Creation), Abstract Existence (Type 1; She is the Nothing beyond Everything. Represents Nonexistence and Nothingness.), Non-Corporeal, Regeneration (True Godly), Enhanced Senses, Supernatural Concealment, Telepathy, Empathy and Apathy (The Darkness can sense emotions as well as remove them, rendering her victims as emotionless husks of their former selves.), Astral Projection and Dream Walking, Possession, Teleportation, Dimensional BFR, True Flight, Shapeshifting, Large Size (Type 11), Acausality (Type 5), Darkness Manipulation (Ayin has complete and utter control over darkness as she is Darkness personified. Her power surpasses that of Lucifer herself. She was able to fatally injure her brother, God, with darkness tendrils and was capable of engulfing Creation and Totality itself in eternal Darkness. Her mere presence causes a True Night across an entire planet.), Life and Death Manipulation, Resurrection, Nothingness Manipulation (As the Embodiment of Nothingness and Nonexistence, AYIN can manipulate nothingness completely. She is able to completely erase anything and everything from existence.), Nonexistence (As the very notion of Nonexistence, Ayin's mere presence is enough to dissolve and unravel the entire framework of all Creation all the way to the Ein Sof, reverting everything to her, which is Absolute Zero. Anything returned to her is effectively erased from all levels of existence and beyond as anyone that is lost to this can only be restored by an entity that is on par with her.), Matter Manipulation (Quantic Level; Equal to her Brother), Antimatter Manipulation, Reality Warping, Law Manipulation, Conceptual Manipulation (Type 1; Can create and destroy concepts as she wishes. All concepts to her are nothing but thoughts that can be spontaneously generated or erased forever.), Nonexistent Physiology (Type 2; As the Aspect of Origin that embodies the Nothing that exists alongside Everything, Ayin is neither existent or nonexistent. She lacks any state of existent at a conceptual and absolute level. In terms of binary, she is neither 1 or 0 but instead, she is not.), Portal Creation, Space-Time Manipulation, Creation (Ayin is capable of creating anything on the same level as her twin brother. She is capable of creating her own Creation on the same level as her twin brother in both size and scale.), Avatar Creation, Weather Manipulation, Higher-Dimensional Manipulation (Can manipulate all levels of reality even the higher subgradiances. Even the Subgradience of A"K was nothing but clay to her as she warped it down to its very base level.), Soul Manipulation, Absorption (AYIN can consume souls, grace, and taint. This also grants her the knowledge of that being. She can also consume entire realities as well as Totality itself.), Energy Manipulation, Chaos Manipulation, Corruption (Types 2 and 3; Lesser beings are corrupted by AYIN by just being inside her mist.), Nonexistent Physiology, Plot Manipulation, Mind Manipulation, Memory Manipulation, Madness Manipulation (Type 3; Merely attempting to view or comprehend her very nature can drive one to the absolute depths of madness.), Attack Reflection, Power Nullification, Master Hand to Hand Combatant, Weapon Mastery, Immunity to Fate and Soul Manipulation (Does not contain a soul. Unbound by Fate), Non-Physical Interaction, Self-Sustenance (Types 1, 2, and 3), Beyond-Dimensional Existence (Type 3), Nigh-Omniscience, Omnipresence, Mandatory Existence
Attack Potency: Outerverse Level (Upon her release, she shattered and sent the Ein Sof into chaos, which sent ripples into all of Creation and sent everything into disorder. Her mere presence began to eat away at the foundations of all existence at the base and fundamental bases of existence and nonexistence of which define all of everything and nothing at the most base and primal level. She shattered the forms of Sephira and Maveth, forcing them to spend months reconstituting, remembering, and recovering their forms.) | High Outerverse (After reclaiming her true self, Ayin was restored to her former glory. A boundless, ineffable entity that encompasses and transcends everything including the Ein Sof, which serves as the background unity in which all ideas, possibilities, and stories, including those that are deemed to be impossible and imaginary, are sprung from. Said world is revealed to be an infinitely small fragment of Ayin, born from the shards of her power uniting with fragments of Yesh's power following the imprisonment of herself into the Anti-World of Tohu. She is limited only by her counterpart/brother Yesh.)
Lifting Strength: Irrelevant
Striking Strength: Outerversal | High Outerversal
Durability: High Outerverse level
Range: High Outerversal
Standard Equipment: None Notable
Intelligence: Nigh-Omniscient (Despite being in a slumber, The Darkness was aware of all things that happened throughout all of Creation. This is due to her implanting a small piece of her consciousness in the Mark allowing her to see and learn through her hosts as well as influence their thoughts and feelings. However, she is incapable of discerning the thoughts of her twin brother, making her only nigh-omniscient.)
- Her Brother (God is the only being that can match her in combat.)
- Mandatory Existence Compromised: If God were to be killed, the imbalance would result in the annihilation of everything that exists, including AYIN.
Key: Weakened | Ayin