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Evangelist Edit
Character Info
Kanji 伝道者
Romaji Dendōsha
Gender Female   Female.png
Status Active
Relative(s) Mari Kusakabe (Doppelgänger)
Professional Status
Affiliation White-Clad
Debut(s)
Manga Before the Fight to the Death
Anime A Brother's Determination
Techniques

The Evangelist (伝道者, Dendōsha) is the leader of the White-Clad. Her exact nature and origin are unknown.

Appearance

The Evangelist is a large person in a hooded light colored robe that hides the majority of her facial features besides her mouth. Strangely, the Evangelist seems to have two horns at the top of her head, making her hood stick out, giving her a devilish appearance. The symbol of the Sun God around her neck and a sun-like structure appears to float behind it. While the robes hide The Evangelist's figure, it is confirmed that it is female. When her face is partly revealed, her eye sockets and mouth appear empty with star-like sparks and cosmic space inside. In Episode 22 in the anime, she seems to be able to control the gold rings resembles the sun behind her back and above her head.

Background

The Evangelist made contact with Sumire Sugita in the 21st Century and convinced her Great Cataclysm was necessary. Despite all their preparations the destruction of mankind was a failure. In the aftermath of the Great Cataclysm, the being emerged from the Tear in Space after Tempe approached it. Calling the Evangelist a god and begging for his happiness to be returned after the cataclysm took everything from him, with a smile she used a Bug to transform him into a Demon Infernal. She left him to venture into the Chinese Peninsula.[1] A bug would later bite the Woman in Black the Evangelist brought with her to the human world and awaken her powers.

Almost immediately after the First Cataclysm, The Evangelist began planning the Second. She ordered Yona to manipulate the survivors of the Cataclysm using religion. Imitating Raffles Smith and founded The Holy Sol Temple, Yona would become seen as the people's saviour and first emperor of Tokyo, Raffles I. 50 years after the Cataclysm another of the Evangelist's followers, Faerie, would recite Dragon into their ranks for the promised day 200 years in the future.

The Evangelist taught the White-Clads the reason behind the Spontaneous Human Combustion, the identity of the Bugs, the secrets of the Adolla Burst, and why it's called the Flame of Destruction, as well as past events of the world.[2] For over 12 years,[3] the Evangelist was responsible for kidnapping children and testing to see if they were compatible with the flames and acquired the Adolla Burst. She would be able to obtain The Second Pillar, Haumea, at a very young age. At some point in history, she appeared before Five-Two and Leonard Burns through an Adolla Link, and the sight of her causes them to lose an eye while gaining knowledge of the Adolla world. She would appear in Year 183 during the awakening of the Third Pillar, Shō Kusakabe. Her appearnece causes Mari Kusakabe to be blinded during her transformation into a Demon Infernal. Mari to bring her son to the White Clad by Haumea. With Shō in her grasp, The Evangelist would directly tell the infant to come with her.

Abilities

The Evangelist is a being that's capable of inhuman feats, such as being able to pass through the Tear in Space, causing country-wide earthquakes,[4] and blinding people that look at her directly with excruciating pain, as if they were staring at the sun.[5]

Those who also possess the Adolla Link are capable of forging a connection with the Evangelist receiving something called Grace. When under Grace, people gain access to strange pyrokinetic abilities that are capable of unbelievable feats, even manipulating the laws of physics. These special powers granted by Grace are referred to as Fourth Generation. If another user of the Adolla Link manages to forge a connection with somebody under Grace, they also gain a Fourth Generation ability. However, The Evangelist seems to be able to rescind this Grace as she sees fit.

Plot

Netherworld arc

While Shinra Kusakabe and Shō Kusakabe fought against each other, Shinra begins to feel the Adolla Link connection between him and his brother. This leads to them both being brought into Adolla, and Shinra witnessing the Evangelist standing eerily behind Shō. The Evangelist doesn't speak a word- and instead just hovers over Shō, as the young swordsman states both his and Shinra's Adolla Link is connected to the Evangelist. When the battle ends with Shō's surrender, the Evangelist removes her Grace from him. While Company 8 and Haumea battle a sudden and sustained earthquake starts and the White-Clad flee from the underground base, saying that the Evangelist is calling them away.

Ōbi's Rescue arc

The Evangelist appears during the discussion between Haumea and Leonard Burns in the Holy Sol Temple – Holy See. Her manifestation serves as the trigger to force Burns to accept that the White Clad are the true servants of his Sun God and he joins their cause.

Stone Pillar arc

Haumea briefly and painfully communes with the Evangelist to ask if the preparations for the Cataclysm are satisfactory. Despite Shō's decision to strike out on his own, the White Clad are told their leader is ready to continue. Sumire begins to send earthquakes across the nation and begin the appearance of the giant Stone Pillars.

Trivia

  • There are several characters in Fire Force whose names are allusions to or directly taken from both monotheistic and pantheistic religions and notable religious figures.
    • In Christianity, evangelism (or witnessing) is the act of preaching the gospel with the intention of sharing the message and teachings of Jesus Christ. In the case of Fire Force the more general definition of "zealous advocacy of a cause" is more applicable.

References

  1. Fire Force Manga: Chapter 121, Pages 14 - 17
  2. Fire Force Manga: Chapter 70, Pages 10 - 11
  3. Fire Force Manga: Chapter 30, Page 15
  4. Fire Force Manga: Chapter 85, Page 20
  5. Fire Force Manga: Chapter 88, Page 19

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