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[Legendary Senior Event Class Character] Mana Asthavon: The Demon Queen [APPROVED, 0-1 | 0-1+ In KQM] [Version 6] [Updating]
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PART I OF THE ASTHAVON'S APP
Let's Get Started Shall We
• Gender: Female
• Human Race Color: Half Asian/Half Caucasian
• Actual Race: Demon
• Eye Color: Dark Green
• Height: Five Foot Seven
• Weight: 130 Pounds
• Skin Color: Can Vary from pale white to her normal skin
• Shoe Size: Size 9
• Bra Size: C cup
Θ Full Description: Mana is a five foot seven tall human female who is appears to be around her late teens to early twenties. She has shoulder length black hair with two black horns sticking up out of the top of her head. Mana also has a set of emerald green eyes that stick out. From time to time, though, it can change to a red color which signals that Touketsu has taken some type of control. If her left eye is green and the other red, that means both of them are in sync with each other and have equal control.
Mana's skin appears to also fluctuate. Some day's she can be seen with pale white skin, other day's her skin returns to it's original birth given color. This may or may not be a side effect of taking so much of Touketsu's energy within her being. Another note to add is that most of the time a pair of black, bat type wings are seen on her back.
Θ Clothing: Most of the time Mana is seen wearing mostly all black outfits nine times out of ten. Usually she wears a black long sleeved shirt together with a black mini dress and black leg warmers coupled with two black high hell pumps. If it's cold enough she'll also wear a pair of black gloves.
Θ Other Accessories: It should also be known that more often then not she will be carrying around a black with a silver blade that has a faint green glow to it from time to time. Mana will also sometimes have a white bow attached to the right side of her waist and usually has her nails painted black.
Θ Age: "Mana" was born March 11th, 1992 over four hundred years ago inside of a hospital located somewhere within New York, New York. Thus, based upon her somewhat short life-time when compared to other type of Royal or Elder Demon's in edition to technically only being a demon for a shorter period then her birth-given age, it's quite the feat for someone like her to ascend to such a level of mastery as Mana has. Despite only being four centuries old, Mana has accomplished what others have tried thousands of years to achieve. It's almost bizarre, even with Touketsu's assistance, for someone like this to rapidly work her way through the inner workings of the Demon World, slaughter her opponents with the utmost joy and snatch the crown, and alongside, the title of "Queen" from the Demonness before her. Therefore, judging Mana by her age alone will lead to the utmost demise for those stubborn old fools who believe the strongest of strong must be rotten and decrepit as themselves.
Θ Birth Given Name: Haniel Lailah Iahhel is the name bestowed upon the Almighty Queen of Demon's by her birth mother. It's actually quite the Angelic trio when most begin to divulge the meanings and reasoning's of giving Haneil this name. What reasons did she choose to give her daughter such a name? Well, for starters, Haniel is the Angel of Harmonious Love. In legend, it is said that Haniel's grace will attempt to assists all of humanity in creating loving relationships for one to have. This was out of Haniel's mother unwavering love and affection that she had for her daughter; a great desire tor her loving daughter to have a fruitful life filled with many people who are close to her heart, many good friends and lasting family to make her happy.
Thus, to ensure that this promise was kept, Haniel's mother then proceeded to make her middle name "Lailah"; the Angel of Conception. Lailah is an angel of the night who, watches over spirits at from conception to birth. As fate would have it, this explanation of Laihal would come very true in the actual physical embodiment of an Angel who was assigned to watch over Haniel's progression by her mother. Lastly, their family name "Iahhel" is from Angel of Meditation. Iahel watches over those who retreat from doing and practice being. As for how that meaning will play out? Only time will tell.
Θ Self-Given Name: Just where did the name "Mana" come from after having such a long, well thought and loving name given to her? Well, you can trace this name down to the burning desires of the Demonic Mana you all see, know and hate today. Ever since the early days of her conception inside the confines of the Humane Harinel's thoughts, she had been plotting to make her steady corruption upon Harinel, take possession of her body and throw the original "Mana" into the pits of the abyss within her own soul for all of eternity so that she may have a chance to live.
Thus, throughout the years of Harinel's childhood, there was always a voice in the back of her head that began whispering sweet nothings into her ear. Constantly, over and over, the pharse "Ma...Ma....Ma...Ma...." echoed throughout Harinel's head until eventually it progressed into "....na....na....na...na..." as The Demonic Harniel began to grow alongside her; this mass of evil eventually decided to call itself "Mana" and forced her presense down upon Harinel until she finally became content with the idea of being called "Amanda", "Manda", "Manda Panda" and soon enough, just "Mana" throughout the course of her pre-teen years. Which is also when Mana herself finally had the thought power needed to go forth with her plans. Thus, "Mana" was born.
Θ Energetic: Mana appears to have a vast amount of excessive enthusiasm and excitement to spare for some many of the situations, places, people or activities that she partakes in. This part The Demon Queen's personality leads to her being quite the spontaneous and very social person to be around with at times.She has been shown to be very active with her peers or even her enemies because she loves making conversation with everyone she meets for the sheer purpose of just being off the wall. For instance, if she meets any random ol' person from Shadow Fall Mana possesses the social skills needed to strike up a dialogue between the two of them ranging from anything about her/his sex's life, the status of Demon World, how many human's they've killed, what they had for dinner and many varying subjects. Hell, she even takes some of that out on Touketsu by talking to him inside of her head for hours on end about various topics, his plans and demon world.
This energetic trait in Mana has even been seen on a physical level as well for other Shadow Fall members have witnessed The Queen doing many rather odd exercises at times. Case and point, at times, Mana would use varying bulky, intimidating and fiercesome Demon males for a substitution of dumbbell's, lifting machines or other exercise equipment human's usually utilize at a gym for her workout materials. This results in her making use of these males by doing chin ups on their horns, using their abs as punching bag's until she gets tired, doing push ups or sit-up's on their back as a first choice or their stomach as a secondary and even making these demon's tag along with her for varying runs throughout Demon World; sometimes even sneaking into the realm of the living to have more adrenaline pumping.
And, that is not the only instance of her energetic personality sweeping into the physical. Judging from Asheli, Kagari, Shadow Fall and other people close to Mana; they have all noted that she can up at all hours of the night or even, in rare cases, going a straight month without sleeping. Of course, most Demon's can go extended periods without sleeping; but it's usually not wise as it can help make a demon or demonness feel alive. But, it doesn't appear to phase The Queen much since her body is just one enormous source of "FUCK YOU" magic. So, in any case, in almost all types of endeavors The Queen Finds herself in, she often requires this sort of liveliness to make her the person she is.
Θ Persuasive: Whenever Mana herself or Touketsu wants something or somebody, she instantly works up her womanly charms and suckers people into joining her side with Touketsu, getting material objects, money, personal favors or whatever. She'll even offer up her own body to please whoever she wants in order to get what she or Touketsu desires. She's not a shy girl by any means. The only logic that she plays by in this section of her personality is that she plays to win, makes sure to cover her own ass and make sure the person is fully wrapped under her finger to obtain the desires she wishes to obtain. It may be from turning into a full blown demon, but after a few decades of shifting around in this body, it's almost become second nature to her. The only one who she seems not to act out this persuasive, yet manipulative trait on is Asheli Clixx. What she displays for her, oddly, is rather genuine and even Mana herself does not know why she had such strong feelings attached for The Queen of Hollow's after meeting her those two years ago.
Cool-Headed: Nothing can ever really seem to phase Mana's though persona. Despite what most people may think of her relaxed demeanor, this is actually a rather well based coping mechanism in order to seemly remain unphased by most types of taunts, verbal assaults, insults and things of that nature. Most people can note that it is rather hard to make Mana display any types of anger, feelings of distress or otherwise get under her skin whenever trying to provoke the demoness into something. This aspect of Mana's personality is so strong that it can even be applied torture methods, periods of incarceration, physical pain inflcited upon her body during combat and whenever her plans go sour. Really, it takes something rather heavy impacting to really get a rouse or flare out of Mana. So, in truth, if someone were to look past her other corky personality traits; most would see that Mana is actually the perfect type of person to go into the lines of combat and a rather fitting attribute for someone who is the Queen of Demon's. When you are of someone of Mana's caliber, you really cannot let much get to you or it will cost you your life sometime down the road.
Though, that is not to say she is this way solely based upon the rank which was bestowed upon her by the Demon God. No, no. This goes deeper then that as Mana believes that most of life is simply a game to be had by the better player. All things that occur along the way are simply things that just happen in her mind and that we as the players should just go with the flow when it comes to most things in life. In a sense, there is no use in crying over split milk if a person still has the strength to keep moving until they reach the end game. And that's just how she treats most things that occur throughout her life. It's a philosophy that keeps Mana's world in check, her psyche in tact and allows for all types of fun to be had until Mana reaches her own end point in the game of life. So until that moment arrives, she'll keep a cool head throughout whatever life has to throw into her life's path to the very finale.
Θ Casual: Compared to most Demon's or even similarly higher ranked officials within the depth's of Shadow Fall or their allied forces such as The Kokuryuteshi & The Monsuta, Mana's behavior is very relaxed, care free and often times downright too casual for most people's tastes. Certain demon's with the echelons of the Demon World have often commented on just how too at ease The Queen can be at times. In some cases they often say that she is too calm for her own good, others mention that she could use a little more grace in order to fit the role of Queen and some say that her attitude will bring about the downfall of Shadow Fall because of how too friendly she can be to those within their rankings, their allies and even some of her enemies as she is often seen having interesting conversations with her opponents, trying to figure out who they are or even tempt those who are against her or with her just for the sport of it.
The main reason most people cannot really stop this aspect of her personality, however is due to the effectiveness of Mana's tactics, power and the fact she is the messenger of the Demon God. People and Demon's alike have sometimes believed that was the sole cause of this trait within Mana's disposition, but they'd be wrong in her eyes as she was this way long before she fully received his consciousness in her body. It's even silly to think such a notion in her mind based on the fact that even without Touketsu's influence consuming her body, she would still be as powerful as Ender in his Final Form at full power. No sir, Mana is this way because she's just a very chilled demon in most regards. She can't stand acting very serious for extended duration of time because it just feels...icky to her. As stated time and time again, Mana is the type of person who just wants to go with the flow of things rather then sticking to some super hidden agenda and keeping a "fake mask" when in the eyes of the public. People like are just plain dumb in Mana's eyes if they force themselves to change just because of whatever power they have or rank they may be given. In her heart, she is just being true to herself.
Θ Affectionate or Stalker: This is yet another dominant trait within Mana's personality. As displayed by how attached she is to people like Ashlei Clixx, Clarie Clixx, Kagari and Strength; if Mana truly cares for someone or if someone should peek her interest, she tends to become very attached to them to the point where it seems almost stalkerish or bizarre on why she is doing the things she does. An example of this is how easily within the span of a year or so Mana had became attached to Asheli Clixx after meeting her in a revolutionary meeting that brought the armed forces of the former Nuevo Espada, Sin Fall and Kokuryuteshi together. For some reason or another, after meeting with the Queen of Hollow's, Mana latched herself heavily to this woman as she was often seen getting very intimate with the Arrancar, expressing lustful thoughts towards her in private settings and having lots of close contact with the Hollow Queen. It's even gotten to the point where Mana herself sometimes thinks about how fast things have progressed in terms of how close she believes she is with Ashlei; but she tends to turn a blind eye to that as she treats The Arrancar Queen just like her own sister. Though, if one were to observe Mana's nature and were to figure out a way to see inside of Mana's mind, some might interpret this as a romance rather then an extremely close bond. (Or friend's with benefits.)
Another instance of this trait appearing in her character is that how insanely fond mana had became of Clarie Clixx at the same time she had met Asheli. It really didn't make sense for them to have the type of bond that they do now after meeting each her for brief instances of time. Even if they had very syncing personalities, it eventually spawned a sisterly circle between those two and Asheli to the point where Mana would throw her on life on the line in order to protect her sisters of Chaos and Destruction. That is how far this trait in Mana's personality will go for those whom she has this type of crazy caring over. And, with the type of power together with the resources The Queen of Demon's has at hand, she can be quite the lethal force when she wants to be if she is trying to shield her lovely darlings from any type of threat that would otherwise impose a serious threat to the sanity, physical well being or possessions that her loved ones may have. Really, it isn't a wise thing to get in the way of Mana and the person's that she desires as it can easily be the last set of actions you can perform when dealing with The Demon Queen and her stalker-like antics as she won't display any type of body language or words to show she is going to cut your head off with that trusty scythe of hers.
Θ Deep Knowledge: If it's one of the things that Mana is known for, it's her in depth gift for the art of the supernatural, dark arts and overall intelligence when it comes to matters of magic, battle and all things otherworldly. Vested within her mind is countless millennia of Demon Heritage from information about their physiological, common tactics of her kind, the prowess of Za Koa leading exact methods to harness the most of Demon Magic and the very origins of Demon World itself. It's why her knowledge of these racial traits are almost second to none from what most Demon's say of the Queen. Mana even seemed to possess enough knowledge to come up with a highly experimental procedure to perform on Ashlei Clixx; the likes of which merged the DNA of an Arrancar together with the likes of a Demon to bring about a sub-race of the two known as Visera Demonio. Proving that she has the capacity to tread deeply into the depths of the unknown when it comes to the nature of these races in question.
Not only that, but The Demoness has quite the well-versed knowledge of the realms outside of Demon World as well. Mana retains awareness of the current state of affairs occurring throughout most different sections of the Living Realm, understands the situation taking place in the Soul Society with it's crumbling state and has shared immense familiarity with how Hueco Mundo operates; expanding further after the resources between the former Nuevo Espada and Sin Fall resulted in their wealth of knowledge being shared with one another. What's more, being that she has millions upon millions of souls invested into her being, The Queen seems to have appeared to retract their memories and use the insight these spirits acquired throughout her life to enlighten her even further, at the price of increasingly destabilizing her psyche.
Expanding her horizons of intelligence beyond that, through her blessing from Deveta, she seems to have acquired a good deal of cognition from him. This was shown when she was able to figure out the nature of Truth's attacks in order to temporarily encrypt the area from his influence and regain mastery of her power; following the fallout which resulted when he attempted to use his holy prowess to rip control of Madness City from Mana's clutches. And being that Truth's own deciphering abilities are above that of Shadin Yuudeshi, it's safe to assume that The Queen's grasp of the world is on par with the likes of many of the universe's greatest geniuses. With all of this said, it's resulted in a form of insane tactician ability displayed by the Queen on many occasions.
While not seen on the surface by most of her opponents when they get a strong glimpse of her other maddening characteristics, Mana HAS shown time and again that she is able to be flexible in almost any circumstance that you throw at her. She has the capacity of adjusting effortlessly to most given combat situation which comes her way; if not planning out methods in advance; such as during her battle in Malaysia. For in that war, she had most of the other section of the city fall first. This would awaken her Chaos Affinity and augment her power greatly. From there, with the large sum of death in the area, that would serve to awaken her DE Force's augmentation prowess and enhance her power further. With these energies becoming very volatile, and with demon's naturally becoming more lethal in the shade of night, Mana placed this attack under the light of a moon so that her mental state would become further deranged and release her madness throughout the city to fight on a level far beyond that of her battle in London.
This means that she understands both her own and the enemies strengths, weaknesses and usual tactics in combat from her many length wars waged throughout Mana's centuries of living. If she decides to get serious, with all of this knowledge invested within her being, she can create insane strategies to achieve victory in both the physical and metaphysical realms of combat.
Θ Disoriented Self: Throughout the duration of battles proceeding the later half of 2412, Mana has started to notice changes in her personality. Strange anomalies piling up one after another; until eventually, one day, Mana had arisen to find that she no longer had a clear sense of who she was. The unrevealing of this trait had started to be seen during her larger then life battle against the likes of Truth and those whom decided to partake his side in the battle for Madness City. During this fight, something had changed within the Queen. Following the consumption of "The Stone of Madness" contained within the core of the metropolis, there was a cataclysmic shift of sorts within The Demon. The first of many mental trauma's to befall her was that of the awakening of Haniel Iahhel's soul within her. Believing that she had long sense rid herself of this curse, there was a sense of distress within the Queen. The battle they had waged so long ago was but a memory at this point, and for such an ancient relic of the past to arise in such an ugly situation had fatigued the female.
For, with the awakening of Haniel Iahhal, Mana knew quite well that the battle for herself had not been won. It was at this tipping point the psyche of The Demon Queen had turned for the worse. The voices in her head grew louder, the inner turmoil from the dawning of her Danavahood crippled her body and the rebellion of Haniel had actually pushed Mana into a very cynical place. There were shifts of hopelessness, phases of pure arrogance; a trait which was rarely seen in Mana until this point, and, in varying instances, a strange sense of fear radiating from her persona. These were the signs and symptoms that something was terribly wrong with her mind's psyche. From a combination of these events, the instabilities within her had only worsen when the physical strain she had placed on her body caused adverse reactions to The Army Of The Damned; the vast lot of untold millions of reaped spirits which were contained within her soul.
Mana had noted that as her power grew, the madness within her flourished and the sense of whom she was decayed even further. It was a struggle to maintain her characteristic on a daily bases following this point. As The Queen has been plagued by constant nightmares of the many men she has slaughtered, hallucination of lives she has not lived, visions of false memories and errors in her personality. It's unknown if there is a way to fix these imbalances for the time being, so the mental anguish has gone mostly unchecked. The only thing Mana can think of to satisfy this distorted sense of self is to continue travelling down this path of chaos; sinking further into her origins and tapping deeper into the subconscious mind of her being. Maybe then, maybe when all of these desires are fulfilled from this never ending voice have been quenched; maybe on that day will she once again have a mental clarity. Until then, she can only continue down this self-destructive path until it either brings about her demise or birth into something more.
Θ Manic Periods: There are periods where Mana can seem to be high, almost a bit too high for her own good. One of the examples of this is that she is known to go forth into long intricate speeches with her opponent to dissect them, get in their head and torment them with all sorts of horrid imagery and vocal hallucinations via telepathy. This exemplifies her chaotic and maddening elements quite nicely in some circumstances, and even serves to empower her when this frenzied state reaches peaking points; such as it did in the likes of her battles and wars that took place in the likes of London, Madness City, Malaysia, Demon World and so many of her other conflicts up until this point in time. Another illustration of this chaotic attribute of her persona is that she is also been known to show and express many random burst of psychotic to lunatic-type laughter when she has her fill in battle. It's apart of the reason she has been known to be called "The Manic Queen" in some circles because of this jovial laughter that she is renown for by a good sum of her enemies.
Furthermore, a more supported reason as to why this characteristic in her personality tends to serve as a double-edged sword is that it may very well help to enhance her power when she slips into these chaotic states; resonating strongly with her affinity for that of discord and insanity, but it's also been known to cloud her judgement when it gets unchecked. One such illustration is when she allows her to be attacked by opponents to showcase her amusement and joy over being a semi-immortal being. In fights with beings such as Colin Washi, Eric Zarathos and Hanako Yadomaru; during these heightened states of manic sensations that caused her to fall under the delusion she was unstoppable, a general establishment of her mind state that had been deduced seemed to correlate to her simply tanking attacks for the hell of it. While this may seem bold in her eyes, it leaves a very critical and dangerous window to be opened by opponents.
It's an insane risk taking behavior that can have devastating consequences if one were to manipulate it and lead her into a trap of sorts. Many of her councilmen have advised her to keep this trait within herself in control, but she doesn't appear to pay them much mind when it comes to that regard of her personality. As, the way The Queen sees it, she'll settle it however best her mind believes that problem should be handled. Though, even that is but a flimsy mindset. For as she dwells deeper into it all, a channel of thought can easily switch from one thing to the next. One moment during these states of mania she can be the loveable and playful, the next she can be trying to rip your skull out of your eyes with that cynical laugh and following that she may even try to love you and understand a person so much more than they can ever know. These states of impaired judgement, immense delusions of grandeur, excessive mood swings and utter recklessness are being worked on by The Queen; but they still require more fine tuning, or else they'll be the end of the Demon Queen as we know it.
Θ Remorse: Although most of those whom she has slain and have ranked The Demon Queen among their mortal enemy would be surprised to find, The Demoness seems to have a shaped a semblance of penance deep inside of herself. Following the aftermath of her battle with Malaysia, as her stability began to loosen further, Mana soon found herself within the deepest pits of Demon World. It is there, in that very secluded place, where she was able to analyze her action, recall of the events which lead to her creation and all of the lives that have been changed by her very capable of hands. After going over all of these memories of utter destruction from the very way in which many civilizations lived, all of the blood shed and the accounts of those butchered by her prowess forever stained on The Queen's soul; a ring of consciousness let out and she began to question why she was doing all of this in the first place.
It's when something within her knew. that on a very suppressed level, Mana seemed to have a formed a shade of remorse for the actions in which she has caused throughout her centuries long lifetime. In this time of retrospection, the saw the walls which she once stood so proudly upon begin to crumble in the light of this nihilism. It all seemed pointless, everything served no purpose, the depths of she truly was nothing but a blur and her sense of self was heavily questioned. In all of her time, really, what was she doing? For what purpose did all of these souls lose their way to her clutches? All of these great nations that crumbled below her feet, for what reasons did they fall? In the name of Chaos? Perhaps Madness? The Queen's Empire? It was hard to say at that point, and only served to send her further down this dark downward spiral of self-oblivion. With no solution or question in sight of her, the idea of her life ceasing soon became a more comforting thought. For if she could muster up a reason...perhaps she DID deserve to die...at least before the likes of Ashlei Clixx gave her something which no one soul or person can take away: a goal, a purpose and something to protect.
Θ Hardened Resolve: It's amazing, it's astounding, it's overwhelming! The sensation of having something to protect, the pulsations of anothers life breathing into you; it's all quite the experience for the Queen to behold. In the aftermath of her meeting with The Hollow Queen, a bond was vested between the two wicked creatures of the night. One which could not be so easily broken; this link, this tie, her connection to the essence of life which back her renewed sense of self, it all was entangled throughout the core of Ashlei Clixx's being. For in their meeting, she so boldly learned the art of preservation, companionship, trust and love in one big setting. Giving this creature the blood which gave Mana life was a surreal experience to endure. She had done this to others in the Asthavon family before, of course, but...never to one like this. One which she felt such a strong affinity one, one which she could see herself remaining strong, holding herself together and essentially being strong for.
For Mana, in that moment, it was a sheer testament of her willpower to endure and survive. Despite months of constantly being at the mercy of those spirits; those millions upon millions of spirits within her, all of them, entire nations, civilizations and those artifacts bidding for control over The Queen; all of them....had shut out of the head. It was amazing what occurred; throughout this constant strife, from the care and love of another, she was able to summon her mighty powers to tame that which threatened her very existence. Even what Mana refers to as an "it" was noted as being heavily repressed back into the depths of her soul. Henceforth, it's safe to say that The Demoness has attained a very strong sense of determination and preservation from this meeting; being a testament to her devotion to her beloved sister. For she had made a vow: no matter what happens between them, until they meet against, Mana would keep herself together and prevent herself from submitting to her inner or outer demons.
The History of Mana
Chapter One: Birth
One would not believe The Queen of All Demon's started off a mere mortal human being. In fact judging from her vicious, ruthless, psychotic and purely homicidal actions that fueled her immense thirst for blood deep within the inner workings of Mana's heart; desires, motives and wishes which were displayed for all of the world to pay witness to during the acts of London falling right before her knees; the thought of even entertaining that utterly bat shit insane concept would be a joke to most. However, that is where the Queen had her start in life. Thus, it all started in one of the most infamous cities in America, New York, New York. When Mana was birthed, she was born into a family of three. There was her Mother, Anna Iahhel; her father, Givo Iahhel and her older sister, Kagari Iahhel. Together, they all watched the bundle of sunshine that was Haniel Lailah Iahhel be birthed into our world on a sunny day inside of a state of the art hospital on March 12, 1992. There was no known complications with her birth, so Anna Iahhel gave birth to a very healthy baby girl that pleased both her, her husband and their eldest daughter of the time.
However, unknown to Givo or Kagari, her mother had passed down a family heirloom down to Haniel that would put a strain on the family's future. Throughout most of her life, from what she could recall, Anna had always had an angelic spirit watching her that had been passed down from many generations of her family. So, ever since she was a little girl, Anna had many conversations with this angelic being that were spanned out across Anna's lifetime. Eventually she was able to discover that this Angel's name was Remliel; The Angel of Awakening whose goal is to reunite us with our eternal selves. Thus, as she began to divulge further into the purpose of Remleil being sealed into varying members of Iahhel family members throughout the years, she was able to find out that somewhere down the line, over thousands of years ago, there was an ancient Iahhel whom was an Angel herself that wielded the ability to see into the future on some levels. No one, not even back then, was able to figure out to the extent this power was taken, but eventually this woman gave out a prophecy that the Iahhel family would need protection somewhere down the line to safeguard their children from being a great evil.
This Iahhel predicted that in the 20th century this child would be birthed. If she was failed to be tamed, swayed or turned to the side of holiness; it would go on to become one of the next Demonic God's or Goddesses; creating destruction throughout most of the known world, slaughtering countless people, having powers that would rival the Soul King himself at her disposal and leading a horrid army of similar satanic beings into Earth and even parts of the Soul Society. Therefore, that is where Remleil would come in. As stated, he wishes to reunite most human's and similar beings with their eternal self. As a precaution, the ancient Iahhel commanded that Remleil begin sealing himself inside the bodies of newborn infants of the Iahhel family starting in the 1900's. From there, he would need to awake their inner celestial nature in order to prevent them from swaying down the path of unholiness in addition to trying to guide said Iahhel's down the path The Soul King would wish for them to partake in.
Though, by the time Remleil had gotten down to Anna's generation, he had started to become attached to her. Why? Well, unknown to her, Remleil was very enticed and captivated by that Ancient Iahhal Angel. Remleil himself even started to believe it may have been a romantic interest, but all the same he could not stay away from her. They spent much time together throughout varying centuries in which the Iahhal Angel was still allowed in the Earthly Plane; until, at least, she was called back in the Soul King's realm and Remleil had began his mission. And he knew, once an Angel went into King's Realm, it may take countless years for them to come back based on the fact the King would have many duties for them to fulfill, the affinity most Angel's would have for that place as most Angel's, rather they are Iramasha or not, have a very strong gene in them that allows them to thrive in the heavens of that realm. And, in addition to all those facts, most say time would move much slower in that world; which gave doubts in Remleil's mind that his beloved might possibly forget about him or move on to someone else as time moved So, in the meantime, this decedent would have to do until he could be reunited with his divine Iahhal.
So, this connection was so strong with Anna to Remleil that he eventually ended up asexually producing a weakened version of himself to place inside of Kagari Iahhal for the time being until he was absolutely forced out of Anna. Remleil couldn't rationalize this train of thinking as he knew that Ancient Iahhal had given him a task to protect all of these children; but it wouldn't be the first time he had to divide himself and he didn't see the harm in it as he witnessed Kagari's growth and felt she wasn't wroth that much of his attention anyway as he grew into a decent lady from his observations. Thus, before she gave birth to Mana, Anna had pleaded with Remleil to watch over her second daughter as something in her body urged her to protect her daughter. In the back of both of their heads, they eventually knew what would happen to Anna if she were to proceed with this course of action during birth. There was a piece of history left out of the equation for each Iahhal that possessed Iahhal.
Going back to Remleil's purpose, he was meant to unlock the eternal self. In almost every Iahhal case, however, this would eventually result in Death; rather it was sudden or gradually, and it would be a Death that would transcend them into Angelhood, Iramashahood or turn them into instant Shinigami without having to worry about going through the soul process. This method's purpose was to clear out all evil in their souls, release their spirit from it's human containment and birth more holy beings to prevent the prophecy from coming true. However, Remleil did not wish Anna to leave her side yet. It was the closet thing he had to that Ancient Iahhal Angel. Not only that, but in Anna's case, even he himself knew that with this heavy similarity to said Angel, she would most likely ascend to that same divine nature during her purification and awakening process. Then, that would simply mean a repeat of what occurred all those years when Remleil lost Iahhal.
This was a VERY painful course of action for him to go through once more, but Anna assured him that all would be alright. The fate of the world, the fate of her family and Iahhal's will was more important to each of them then their own personal feelings. Even if Remleil could find a way for them to be together, Anna even outright told him that she could not leave her husband's sides as Givo was still the love of her life. And so, Remleil was forced to deal with this situation after making his final amends to Anna before Haniel's birth. As the child was born into the world, it seemed that there were going to be no complications in terms of the little girl's health as both the transferring of Remiel into Haniel's body and bearing of Haniel from Anna. The only difficulties that were to be had during the duration of this childbirth was that Anna herself knew very well that here health would begin to deteriorate at an immense rate of speed.
Therefore, baring these thoughts deep within the confines of her mind, Anna would try to make the most of this dire situation in order to cherish every moment that she would have over the few years with her family. There was no set date when the death of Anna would occur, but she would do her best in order to strive it off in order to pass needed information to her family, children and friends. In the light of all this pressure, however, when Anna held her new born daughter in her arms, had her husband and daughter standing closely by her side and knowing that all of them would have a future was more then enough to distract these wearing thoughts.
And so, from this new chapter, Haniel Iahhal would go on to grow into a warm family. At least, from an outsiders point of view. There were going to be many trials, tribulations and history to overcome throughout the growth of this little girl. No one, not even her own mother or the angel that predicted just what type of disaster this predicted Demon Goddess would grow into could see the path that Haniel Iahhal would have to walk down. This was the start of a life that would later go on to become a person whose name alone would instill fear within the hearts of human's and demon's alike. This is the beginning of the road for....Mana.
Deep within the confines of Haniel's heart, there was something that was growing since the moment she was birthed into this grand world of ours. It was given life by the hidden malice that Remiel had for this child; getting stronger, growing into a mature state and flourishing by all the hate that would be given to Haniel, all the pain that she would experience, the yearnings of her father wishing death upon her head in exchange for his loving wife, Haniel's deep seeded desire for a new life and the powers of an angel for this sinister force to slowly consume until one day it would grow into a horrid demonic beast that would cast Haniel's mind into the abyss of her own body and soul. This was not only the beginning of Haniel's life, the end of Anna's life and the dawn of a new day for the Iahhal family; but this is also where the Demoness Mana had gotten her start at life as well.
She was the hidden key to unlocking the long told prophecy that would bring untold destruction to the world in the coming years. But, for now, she would remain silent and steadily grow throughout the years until the moment to strike was just right.
Chapter Two: Growth
For the next few years proceeding Haniel's birth, things were rather touch and go in the Iahhel household based on the fact that Anna had to inform them of her coming demise based on the childbirth of her new found daughter. It was obvious that Givo was clearly distraught with how things had turned out as he could often be seen giving his own daughter the stink-eye whenever he was away from the public eye. In his mind, this little witch had taken away the love of his life, hope of ever having a normal family and being cursed to raise his own two daughters alone without any mother figure in their life. It honestly made him very upset in his own head and he would go on to despise his daughter once Anna had passed in the near future. After all, why should he even be giving his love to an abomination who was prophesied to bring about the end of the world as we knew it any way? If Givo was in charge of how this operation was going to be commenced, deep within his heart, he felt that he would have sincerely killed Mana on the day she was born to prevent such a tragedy from befalling the innocents of world for the satanic spawn that he had placed into the world. Thus, as the years go on, tensions between him and Mana would escalate until it reached a boiling point later on in her childhood.
Meanwhile, Despite receiving this terrible news about her mothers health, it appeared that Kagari had taken a liking to her new sister given the fact she appeared rather detached from her parents. Being an only child for most of her life up until this point, Kagari had always wanted little sister in order to love, protect and play with. So, the day Haniel's birth, Kagari was quite pleased with the results of her bearing into the world. It didn't matter that even her own mother was passing away to the next world very soon, so long as they had their father to give them shelter, Kagari would smoother her little sister with the immense love of a caring older sister. Though, as time would go on, this would turn into a near obsession with the sister. One that transcend even the boundaries of the human world as she would follow her dear little sister into the fires of hell and alongside her wicked reign during her dark path towards becoming one of the few demon goddesses in the known realms.
All the while, Anna's mother only had unwavering faith that her family would be able to sustain itself after her passing. Even a person as soft-hearted as she was could see that there was serious tension brewing between her family with the ever looming threat that Haniel potentially posed. They all knew just what her daughter could be capable and she would believe that if she stirred in the right path, things could turn out so much differently. After all, she had a strong ethic when it came to her children: If you nurture a child, they will bloom into a beautiful flower that will spread wealth and bounty throughout the world. If you deprive a child, then you are only spreading the seeds of destruction to around the world. She could only hope as her health declined that Givo would get this message before it was too late for Haniel's path to be changed. If a child such as Haneil were given the improper means to grow, then the long foreseen prophecy would come to pass in her daughter. And, as a any mother would react in this situation, she tried to do everything she could to provide a safe future for Haniel no matter what.
Therefore, to ensure that her children are given a stable place to live with caring people in their environment, Anna had made plans for her family to be moved into a ranch that was far in the country area's within the state of New York. It was a massive facility where a large gathering of Anna's family had decided to call home in order to perform their holy works away from the public eye, practice the art of magic and even fight against the threat of hollow's. They were a trying powerful force that weren't to be trifled with, but they were also know for their reasoning, compassion and understanding. So, with those prime traits in mind, Anna thought it should be suited in the best interest of anyone that they be placed to that ranch for an extended period of time after her demise. At least then she knew that her family would be in good hands.
While beneath the surface hidden from the depths of everyone, the true threat was gradually growing deep within Haniel. Hidden away from Ramiel, a shadow was constantly watching Haniel's growth. Waiting, lurking and watching; this dark force would begin to thrive off the hate which was being born from Haniel's birth. She knew her time would come soon enough as this child's body would mature, so would the darkness within her heart. It was simply a matter of time before this force could claim Haniel as her own. In the mean time, it simply began crafting unfavorable situation, after situation, after situation in order to speed up the process for her take over. It conjured up all types of curses such as her father being prone to random prides of extreme anger towards his family, priceless family heirlooms getting destroyed within the wake of Haniel's presence, accidents always befalling anyone around Haniel and eventually even the death of a former caretaker of Haniel and Kagari that died by sudden cardiac arrest by simply touching the forsaken child. It was all so that this negative energy buzzing around Haniel would flourish within her to bring out her true nature....Mana.
Chapter Three: Theresold
Tears were shed, sobs were had and the bonds of a family were shattered upon the separation of Haniel and Kagari. Their mother was getting sicker, the life fading quicker and the will to live growing dimmer. These were grim times, they were horrible times; but they would have to endure them for the sake of her well wishes. She wanted them to survive, she wanted them to thrive and they had no choice in the manner. While their father may have not been too happy with these sorts of arrangements, these were the sorts of circumstances you simply could not argue against. Ergo, with the department put off long enough, the dying mother had said goodbye to her two perish daughters, wished them the best and handed them off into the cares of her more then capable family to have a shot at making it somewhere in this damned life of ours. Though, upon Haniel's arrival into the Iahhel compound, it was made painfully obvious that she was going to be given quite the hard time during their stay.
One of the initial signs that Haniel had noted was the fact they were banished to the furthest regions of the compound; squatting grounds that made the likes of the Rukongai look like a pleasant place to live. Living essentially within a shack, the Haniels had explained to them that there was an overcrowding issue at the facility and that they would have to reside there for the time being until matters were settled in the higher echelons of the Haniel Family. Things would only progress further towards a downward spiral, as the family was met by scorn by most individuals within the Haniel Manor. Greeted by cold stares, menacing talks of their wicked ways and often downright ignored or hated; most within the Haniel Family seemed to loathe them greatly. How could this be? Weren't they one in the same? Weren't Mana and Kagari worthy of their love, affection and attention? To Haniel, as It turns out, not everything is as golden as one would seem about this manor as they dwelled deeper into it's pits.
Further into the depths of the Haniel Family, a growing hatred for the sisters began to form. Seeing how their mother was a holy figure to most within the clan, bringing utmost prosperity, wealth, good health and many fortunes of luck to their family; they grew a form of greedy contempt after adjusting to their cushy lifestyle provided by the likes of Anna Haniel. So to have this taken away by a couple of Demonic brats? That did not sit well with most within the Haniel Family, despite being supposed followers of Angelic beings. Therefore, they shunned them like cast-away rejects; out of their sight and out of their mind until they needed to be addressed or spoken to. Yet, as time progressed onward during their cold stay at the Iahhel Manor, this...callousness...would soon turn more volatile and spin the gears needed to bring about the incarnation of Mana faster. As beyond the curtains of this scene, she feasted upon their hatred like a leech and branched her tendrils deep within the consciences of all those around Haniel; accelerating the hate further and further to bring about her awakening.
During one dark eve, however, these tides would open the door for more beings to enter into Haniel's life. In an incident which showcased how hostile the youth within the Iahhel family were becoming, both Haniel and Kagari were attacked by a group of juveniles. While Kagari was more than outraged at the time, defending her sister tooth and nail from these adolescents, Haniel had just shut down. She didn't understand why they were despised so much, she wondered why things were turning out the way they were in her life, she wanted her mother and father back and for this nightmare to go away from inside of her. It was in these trying moments, a strange pulsations within the girl had started to emerge. Something sinister, something wicked and something chaotic. Yet, before it could be unleashed on the world, an explosion of light in the form of Rock Iahhel and Nami Asthavon otherwise postponed emergence.
Surprising the pair of sisters with their entrance into the scene, there appeared to be other outsiders within the Iahhel family who did not seem to be affected by this strange wave of negativity which was spreading throughout the compound like a virus. Stating that they were on the sisters side, each of them swiftly went to work assisting Kagari in keeping the hoodlums at bay; while Haniel watched on in awe at what was occurring. In Between sobs, she was astounded that, at long last, someone in this accursed clan actually had their well-being at heart apart from her sister. Watching the trio of future sisters maul their way through these threats, all of their powers combined appeared to be enough to force the group to heed a hasty retreat. For with them all together, each of them had enough strength at this point to give Vice Captains and Captains trouble alike within the ranks of the Gotei 13; which ultimately led to their victory in this brawl within the Iahhel family.
When the whole ordeal had calmed down, the four of them had sought refuge back on the other far-end of the Iahhel facility where the likes of Nami, Rock and other similar outcast of the family had been displaced. After Haniel finished thanking all three of them greatly, the two girls began to inform both Haniel and Kagari of the strange activity they had noticed within the clan. Progressively, the duo noticed a strange shift in the consciousnesses of those whom lived on this strange land. They weren't able to directly pinpoint where this negativity was coming from, but that it had started shortly after Haniel's arrival to the Iahhel family. As, prior to their entrance into the family, they were noted as being as a peace-loving, compassionate and calm village of clansmen. Being the descendants of angel's, most within the family had some knack or the other for holy energy, divinity and extended lifetimes; far before the advancements that were shown in later years.
For it was at this time Nami Iahhel herself was estimated to be around two hundred years old. Which, for most humans around that era, was completely unheard of. As they dwelled further into the origins of their family legacy, most within the walls of this family chose to remain a hidden occult across the depths of America. Living mostly in secrecy, they did not desire any sort of unwanted attention focused towards their people; as most knew they were different from the mainstream human population for many centuries. If too much interest given into them, not only would they receive a bombardment of trouble from humans, but they'd be under the radar of the Gotei 13 and Shinigami that patrol all throughout the world. This would prove to jeopardize their paradise, hamper their goals and subject them to possible unwarranted threats; while the parasite whom they were suppose to exterminate would sneak away throughout the chaos of it all. Thusly, it was easier for them to live within the shadows.
The world much didn't understand them, and they were content with that. As following the years that Haniel mother was apart of the Iahhel Family, she was seen as a holy figure of sorts within the clan based on the great fortune she had brought to this sacred occult. It's what allowed them to afford the lavish compound in New York, to house all these hundreds of Iahhel family, to prosper further into the depths of their power and bring such harmony to the tribe with a strange and holy radiance that could only be associated with that of an angel. Which makes it all the more bizarre when these long-instilled values of thinking, centuries old customs and the people whom comprised the Iahhel Family had turned their backs on their teachings by the time Haniel Iahhel and Kagari Iahhel had arrived at the facility. Meaning, that to them, there was obviously something wicked in the air plotting against them; but it was difficult to pinpoint such a diabolical force. Yet, in due time, it would unveil itself for all of the world to see very soon.
Chapter Four: Dissension
The days seem to drag on like endless cycles of infinite agony. Despite having found a place within the Iahhel family, the likes of the scorn they suffered at the ends of this once sacred clan steadily became worsened. Following the incident on that fateful night between the Trio of Sisters, most within the compound started to swiftly further their hate against these black sheeps of the Iahhel family. An overall sense of great tension brewed throughout the athsomere; as hostile stares, cold words and aloofness loomed over the sisters. Very soon, due to constant harassment, assaults and other incidents of sheer lunacy on part of the different members which comprised this faction, the girls eventually started to focus their movements within the enclosed location of the outcast in which brought their salvation. For, in other words, Mana and Kagami sought protection, guidance and compassion from the likes of Rock Iahhel and Nami Iahhel; who didn't seem to be affected much by whatever air of ominous nature that encased the girls wherever they went.
Very soon, altogether, no one came to see them, no one came to talk to them. For in the time they had remained inside of this excuse for a family, they were soon fabled to be nothing more than a plagued curse. The people of the Iahhel were genuinely coming to the insane conclusion that they knew dark secrets which could reach into the hearts and minds of those who interacted with them; bringing them great dismay, much misery, misfortune and ultimately death. No matter how kindly they tried to treat others, no matter how much they tried to bear with the pain; it was impossible to live with others whose conscious, hearts and minds were shut off from the world in such a bizarre matter. One day, the youngest sister of them all, sweet Haniel Iahhel, came to her beloved sibling in such a sobbing mess.
Due to all of the traumatic events that had occurred during their stay in such a horrid place, she broke down in tears and asked: "Sister, how can you stand such a life? To go on living like monsters, to have everyone accuse us of being nothing but a sickened plague. It's incomprehensible that we must live in such a way." To which she replied in a calm tone: "If you hold it all inside, everything will be alright in the end.For as long as ye' are open only to yourself, and you will live to be strong. No matter what happens between the two of us, my heart will never waver. For I love you, I will do everything to protect you and I will stand by you much in the same way you would until our final moment within this existence. I am your elder sister, and I am your true guardian angel" Upon hearing those enriching words, the sister was put at ease; much to the comfort of Nami and Rock Asthavon who had happened to be within the area around the same time as the siblings. Together as a band, DS and Rock could see the strong unity and bond between the two sisters. For they themselves were blood-siblings; born many moons ago, they had walked this Earth as a mixture of subspecies between Angel and Human.
The chances of their ascension were slim to none, nearly. For not many humans possessed the compatible DNA required to achieve what they had been at this time. Be that this family WAS comprised of many supernatural humans, there was still a much greater fear of those whom accumulated NOT ONLY those traits BUT the limited attributes of an Angel as well. Divine cleansing, blessing, fortunate, power; all of these words could sum up the miracles which occurred in their presence. Some possessed only one element of it, while rare individuals claimed them all. In the case of Rock and Nami, they were bestowed the gift of power. Which is why, in an odd twist of fate, they were imprisoned to this family by the likes of it's leading figure of the time and, funnily enough, Haniel's great, great grandmother. Forcing their wealth of strength into the section of land in this deserted part of no-man's land, they had been here for many centuries against their own will. After all, who else would stay of their own accord in such a horrid place?
Through the clan's expert knowledge of the occult arts, they were able to restrict the limit in which they could freely roam the Earth to this condensed location. Henceforth, this why Rock, Nami and a mysterious girl with no name that seemed to be watching them all from the shadow's were all contained with the other undesirables of the family. Despite having a duty to protect the Earth, throughout the generations of Iahhel over the centuries, the councilmen of the clan soon began to devise a plan to bring forth a new revolution of Iahhel's to abuse this sacred power. Forsaking the prophecy as nothing but a tale of nonsense, they would use this cover-up their misdeeds by kidnapping one of these gifted hybrid beings every few generations. From there, this energy they produced was used to prolong elder leaders within the clan, bring great wealth to their small town and make them among the tales of legendary saints to those whom knew of their existence and were willing to pay for their holy services.
It was a horrible tale of corruption, but one common place in the human world as Kagari began to understand. Haniel, on the other hand, couldn't grasp this; and it shown visibly as she apologized profusely and seemed quite distraught by this tale. In spite of that, the likes of Rock and Nami still remained...eerily calm. They were silent....too comprised for a circumstance. Which is when Rock decided to divulge a very important piece information; one which caused Kagari to have her deduction come to light. As slowly, be surely, the plight in which they were now in became all too clear to her after that story. It lead to the reason they were all here in the first place: the same story that took place between to the two holy sisters before them...was now happening to the Haniel and Kagari because of their great potential. They were now entrapped within the same chunk of Earth as Rock and Nami.