Head Title: High Overlord Chaos, or simply “H.O.C.” as he’s often referred to in business settings.
Other titles: The Black Knight, The Killer from Anywhere, Interminable Lord of Darkness, The Grinning Doom of Mankind, Slayer of Billions, World Destroyer, Indisputable Master of Baking… the full list is quite long.
Relevant Faction(s): Towerne Overlordship (“The Biggest Cheese”), Overlord Space Conglomeration (High Overlord, not officially recognized), Kingdom of Reinen (?)
Race/State: (Suspected) Human/Infusiac
Age: approx 6,000+ by the beginning of Woodcastle
Height: 234 cm with antennae
Primary magics and abilities: Difficult to discern, as he is apparently exceptional in nearly every magic to have been made, but his most notable schools include Dimensional, Realmancy, Ice, Gravity and Sub-Atomic. He’s probably the best Dimensional School practitioner ever, and easily top five in most of his other more-used libraries.
Chaos is an Etheriae, which is basically deep-lore speak for a life form overtaken by mana’s most condensed, most sophisticated iteration: ether. These life forms are also referred to as infusiacs. As ether can only be created under the most controlled conditions by the most talented of magic circles, it’s a wonder that Chaos can run about with a body entirely covered in it. It grants him hysterical levels of strength and computational intelligence that makes scaling mountains and casting complex spells a breeze. It’s widely purported among the magic society that Chaos is in fact an ex-arch mage who overtook himself with ether and went mad, but this hypothesis has yet to gain significant traction among the actual historical community.
Very, very few know what he looks like without his ether-mass forming his body, including himself. Too much time has passed, and he himself expects that what he was has become a product of unknowable ancient history.
To most would-be challengers, he is an untouchable dream of fatal power. To say he owns a disconcertingly-great prowess over the combative arts would be more of an understatement than claiming that a supernova-state star is just “a little” toasty. Most other overlords consider him an overlord to them in comparison, rather than a near equal. He’s on a level above another level.
Original series: The Courts Divided
Other appearances: Nocturna League, Xtreme Force, etc. He gets around.
Personality: Chaos is a notably polite fellow with a high-energy disposition, so long as he’s not having an episode, which is unfortunately quite often. It’s hard to get a reliable beat on this gentleman, as he revolves constantly between manic spasms of violent ambition and the gentle, borderline fatherly tenderness that is apt to appear anytime he’s near any of his many thousands of minions.
The large problem presenting Chaos is his excruciatingly-powerful short term memory loss. He’s apt to learn a piece of information, and then forget it right away due to some as-of-yet unknown cause.
He’s a dark, handsome voiced sort that feels strongly about the state of extra-dimensional affairs, and will often tug on his minion’s antennae to monologue to them about how misled and corrupt the various inter-realm nations are. Aside from politics, eschatology, and weak fools who dare oppose him, his preferred pastimes tend towards more gentle pursuits, namely tea connoisseuring, gardening, teaching, and poetry. I’ve never heard a poem from him myself, but rumor has it that he’s actually quite good.
Influence: In short, he’s overwhelmingly seen as the #1 Bad Boy, wanted being across all justice systems of The Omniverse. From stealing Reinen’s Planar Sphere shortly before the events of the Traehern Slaughter to a list of victims larger than most national libraries can hold, everyone fears him for what he can do when he’s in the right mind to do it. Even the head of the O.E.L., thinks this guy’s too much trouble, and Ywn’s not the kind of guy to get rattled up over a few broken eggs.
Most people say he hasn’t been dethroned among overlord society yet because of his sheer power and wit, but others know that he’s also exceptionally good at running away when things get too hot. There’s a wit to him that clicks into place when he really needs to think, and that is perhaps what makes him so difficult to do away with for good.
Overlord Eternity of The Eternum thinks he can take him, and there just might be a reasonable case for that.
As Chaos has descended through the ages of myth and legend, historians have debated just what it is that causes his exceptionally-strange condition. Still others theorize that if Chaos at any time was in possession of all his memories, he would overtake the entire Omniverse in a matter of days. We really don’t know for sure.
Hobbies and interests:
-The Minionry, as well as anything they are interested in vicariously
-Raiding ancient ruins for relics (spoilers: most “ancient evil curses” guarding these relics turn and run when they see him grinning into their pyramid)
-Raiding freshly-ruined city capitols for relics (spoilers: he was the one who ruined them)
-Stealing powerful objects from people unfit to use them (spoiler: that’s basically everyone in his view)
-Raiding Baking Minion’s bakery (spoilers: she lets him get away with it because he works there whenever she needs his help)
-Riddles and games
-Singing (though I hear getting a performance from him is almost as hard as besting him in a fight)
-An awkward nemesisship / ironic marriage with Knight Order
-A possibly more-than-friends weirdness with Knight Love
-Hated without end from Overlord Greed (Chaos hardly even remembers his name, the poor guy)
-A stupendous rivalry with Overlord Torment
-A significant and mysterious relationship with the legendary Black Knight Oidhche
-Claims loyalty to Rayda(?)
-A significant dislike of meddling extra-dimensional analysts (Me! HAHA!)
Exploratory “Canon” designs by @shrioasa
“Chaos Reimagined” – fanart by Gabrielle Ai
As he’s appeared in covers (Various Artists)
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An extended (but still not full) list of Chaos’ many titles, both official, nick names, and those popular among his minionry:
Lord-Master Strike Savant
Destined Destroyer of Mankind
Undefeatable Dancefloor Disaster
The Omniverse’s Ferryman
He who always Hits First
Scourge of Traehern
The One Force of Nature Under Every Sky
He Who is There
The Greatest Bowler to Ever Live
Great and Wise Master
He Who Turns Armies
Ywn’s Big Bad Daddy (Holyverse Survival Tip: don’t call him this one in the presence of Ywn)
Order’s Old Man
The Great Humiliator
Slayer of Billions
God-Murdering Tyrant King of the Mystic Realm
Deathless Black Knight of Desolation
The B**** B**** (You know what this one is, and if somehow you don’t… never, ever ask about it)
Hero of the battle at the Hell Towers
The Pimp of the Universe (don’t read too far into some of these: Kanvanian Scholars despise this guy invalidating their research hypotheses constantly)
The Unstoppable Force
The Immovable Object
The Rift Walker
And getting to a few of the more simple ones among his Minionry:
The Great Wolf
The One Swordsman
Super Duper Guy
Yeah, he’s busy.