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As well as being as nearly an important figure in Aleister's life as Aiwass, Coronzon is also a very important yet hidden figure in the events of Toaru Majutsu no Index and is only revealed in the climax of Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Volume 18.
It came to be an important element within Aleister Crowley's system of Thelema in the 20th century, as the "dweller in the abyss", one of the final obstacles on an adept's journey who acts to destroy the ego. In Thelemic works, its name is spelt Choronzon. In The Vision and the Voice, which explores the thirty Aethyrs (planes of existence in Enochian traditions), Choronzon is the entity associated with the tenth Aethyr, Zax (ザクス Zakusu?).
With Coronzon's assumed name, Lola is the first name of Coronzon's supposed host, Lola Zaza Crowley, Aleister's second daughter. Stuart comes from the House of Stuart, a dynasty which Mathers wished to restore.
Coronzon's full, true appearance, if it has one, isn't known, though it is capable of manifesting a giant, sinister demonic face from the hair of its hosts.
Its current host body, supposedly that of Lola Zaza Crowley, is a girl whose appearance is that of an eighteen year old (though she is actually much older), with blue eyes and incredibly long blonde hair. Her hair is about 2.5 times her height, usually folded over and bound behind her head with a gold clasp, but still reaching her hips. She usually wears beige vestments.
Though Lola Stuart is known as someone who kept her good and bad deeds balanced as if to keep the scales level, Coronzon only restricts herself in that manner to provide an explanation and calm the waves when she takes actions which seemed out of character, until she fulfills the contract with Mathers.
Beneath the façade it presents to the world, Coronzon is a cruel and manipulative entity who guided events across a century in order to complete its contract, free itself from its bounds, and seize everything it wants for itself.
As well as acting to fulfill its objective, Coronzon also acts to amuse itself, granting others' wishes for fun in the past while working to carry out it's contract. On apparently seizing control of Academy City, Coronzon saw it as an interesting toy which was worth waiting for.
While seeking to bring Aleister to ruin as per its contract, Coronzon also took sadistic pleasure in doing so, mocking him from afar when his plans were disrupted by the appearance of the World Rejecter, and on revealing the truth, feeling joy in trampling over the father's dignity supposedly with his own daughter's body and taunting him with the supposed last cry for help from his daughter gave as her body was taken. After revealing this and then apparently finishing Aleister off, Coronzon laughed and savored the delight of the deed enough to forget it's objective for a while.
Coronzon uses different speech patterns while acting as Lola Stuart and its true self.
Around the time of the downfall of the Golden Dawn, the demon Coronzon was summoned by Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers and given one command; to pretend to have been summoned by Aleister Crowley and then guide him to ruin.
In 1909, Coronzon appeared during Aleister's attempt to become one with the abyss in order to cross between sephira in the African desert, using a magic circle made from the blood of three doves. The demon broke through Aleister's attempts to bind it and temporarily hijacked his body as an avatar, but his apprentice Victor Neuburg fulfilled his function as a breaker in the ritual and the demon was driven away.
After failing to hijack Aleister's body, Coronzon subsequently hid within a mountain of papyrus and travelled from northern Africa to England. Bound to follow the contract even after Mathers' death, Coronzon plotted Aleister's ruin and manipulated events while secretly and supposedly possessing the body of Aleister's second daughter Lola and acting as the Archbishop of Necessarius.
During her time as Archbishop, Coronzon would sew herself into the United Kingdom and the 53 nations of the British Commonwealth, making it so that she couldn't be killed even with the use of Imagine Breaker. Additionally, she also took measures to protect the grave of Mathers, whose corpse could be used to control her via the residual link from their contract. A decoy was made in Westminster Abbey, while the real grave in the graveyard of Edinburgh Castle was concealed by an anonymization barrier. Coronzon wished to destroy the corpse but couldn't while the contract was still unfulfilled.
Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no IndexEdit
St. Germain ArcEdit
- Main article: St. Germain Arc
Following the events instigated by St. Germain, she appears for the first time since the end of the War, apparently knowing of the movements of the true Gremlin. She is in St. George's Cathedral, noticing the confrontation of the Magic Gods against Aleister Crowley, and notes that now Aleister is not even attempting to hide who he is. She then begins the next step of her plan against Aleister and the Magic Gods as she wants to fully control both sides' actions, while also thinking about how a certain other piece on the board might do next would affect the outcome.
Magic God Invasion ArcEdit
- Main article: Magic God Invasion Arc
After Kamisato Kakeru 'exiles' the remaining Magic Gods with World Rejecter, Coronzon, who knew of World Rejecter's arrival when even Aleister was unaware, mockingly laughs at how the rails formed by his plans and preparations have been bent by the single outside element. As she then asks what he'll do now, she claims the peak of darkness doesn't suit him and that the title of 'cannibal' or 'greatest eccentric of the 20th century' fits much better.
- Main article: Salome Arc
Following Kihara Yuiitsu's theft of the World Rejecter and Aleister appearing outside the Windowless Building to confront her, Coronzon was noticed spying on him from afar and after being threatened with being cursed to death then and there, confirmed something.
Aleister Crowley ArcEdit
- Main article: Aleister Crowley Arc
Following his defeat against Kamijou Touma, having snuck into the city disguised as part of the recovery team sent to extract the Tsuchimikados and Fran, Coronzon revealed itself to Aleister and attacked him to fulfill it's contract with Mathers. After seemingly finishing him off and taking his body as a new vessel, Coronzon believed itself to have cut its ties to Mathers and was free to act as it wished, but soon learned that Aleister had diffused into over a billion of his potential selves which he had previously gathered within his body.
Processor Suit ArcEdit
- Main article: Processor Suit Arc
Immediately afterwards, Aleister launched the Windowless Building into space in order to delay Coronzon and buy some time. Coronzon attempted to escape before the spacecraft left the atmosphere but was prevented from doing so by Mina Mathers and then Aiwass. As the Windowless Building reached space, Aiwass faced Coronzon in battle, despite being hampered by the lack of an avatar through which to wield its full power. While Coronzon was fighting Aiwass with her primary avatar, it used it's secondary avatar back on Earth, A. O. Francisca (Karasuma Fran), in an attempt to seize control of Academy City's Bank in the form of the Processor Suit. During the course of these events, it learned how Aiwass had actually saved Aleister's daughter Lilith.
Early on December 12th, Aleister excised Coronzon from Fran using a Spiritual Tripping gamma knife. At the same time, having defeated Aiwass, she turned the Windowless Building around and crashed it onto Academy City. However it found that Aiwass had intentionally lost and made it so that Coronzon would be shifted to the 'new world', finding itself a toy to the exiled Magic Gods. Coronzon eventually managed to return to the regular world, bringing back Nephthys and Niang-Niang with it, only to find that Aleister had infected Academy City's systems with a virus and initiated an evacuation of its residents, making the city useless to Coronzon. Aleister then declared war against the demon, declaring that he would take his daughter back.
- Main article: Coronzon Arc
Immediately afterwards, Aleister used the Banner of the West to temporarily seal Coronzon into Academy City, buying time to seek out the roots the demon had placed in the United Kingdom and the rest of the British Commonwealth.
Later, when Aleister encountered the grimoire reproductions of the Golden Dawn in London, she was forced to unlock Academy City's technology and fire an orbital laser in order to escape death at the hands of the reproduced Mathers. As the empty Academy City came back to life, Coronzon escaped from the seal, and after fashioning herself a pair of wings from the 'contents' of spare parts from the Anti-Art Attachment, set off for the United Kingdom on a ballistic trajectory.
She landed in the graveyard of Edinburgh Castle, just as Aleister had finished his preparations to use the corpse of her summoner and its residual link against her. Using the corpse, Aleister halted Coronzon and commanded it to leave his daughter's body, but the demon made use of her previous deception to trick and stab Aleister, dealing a wound which would kill her if left untreated. Coronzon then exploited the opening from 'completing' her contract by 'killing' Aleister to burn Mathers' corpse, ensuring it could no longer be used against her. As she rejoiced in her freedom and further mocked Aleister, Touma prepared to fight the demon.
As a demon, Coronzon is capable of being summoned through magic and will remain in the world until exorcised. It is bound to follow the commands of those who have formed a contract with it, even when the contractor has died. It was apparently capable of breaking Aleister Crowley's attempts to bind it, though it isn't certain whether it was due to its own abilities or the fact it was already bound to a contract with Mathers. Coronzon is also described as not being contained within the existing Qliphoth.
Over time, using its position, Coronzon has devised measures and embedded them into the 53 countries of the British Commonwealth to prevent it from being killed. According to Aleister, even Imagine Breaker wouldn't be able to destroy it so long as those roots were in place.
Comments from the Knight Leader during the Battle of Folkestone, suggest that in terms of openly displayed capabilities while concealing her true identity and full power, she is probably stronger than Kanzaki Kaori.
Coronzon is capable of possessing both objects, having hid in a mountain of papyrus to travel between Africa and England, and people, such as its supposed host, Lola Zaza Crowley. It is also capable of possessing multiple vessels at once, as shown when Coronzon took one of Aleister's fallen bodies as an additional avatar as well as with A. O. Francisca (Karasuma Fran). In the case of Karasuma Fran, the demon's control was rooted in three pigeon blood (ピジョン・ブラッド Pijon Buraddo?) rubies implanted into Fran's head, forming a 'face' and symbolizing the magic circle made through the blood of three pigeons/doves used to summon Coronzon. Different avatars have different roles and levels of authority and precedence, with Coronzon's familiarity and control over its primary avatar being greater than its secondary avatars. Its control over Fran was weaker than for Lola, enough for Fran to subconsciously leave a hint through the use of the name A. O. Francisca.
Given the youthful appearance of Coronzon's primary avatar despite her age, it can be assumed that the demon is either capable of halting its host's aging or altering their appearance. It is also capable of enhancing an avatar's strength by pouring a power similar-but-distinct-to Telesma into the pathways for her life force. Described as like an instant version of a Shakti master, it is an easy way to draw out power but is still no more than a forced emulation. The method is not suited for long-term use and risks burning out the life force pathways, potentially killing the avatar. Coronzon's presence in its primary avatar protects the body such that it would not burn up in the atmosphere while travelling on a ballistic trajectory or survive in the vacuum of space.
Coronzon is capable of manipulating the hair of its hosts and manifest a giant, sinister demonic face from it. This ability appears to follow an old witch tradition concerning the devil or demons residing in women's hair. Coronzon has been shown using hair to fatally crush part of one's body, to burrow inside a target body and take control of it, and using it as a medium to set off explosions which cause damage to selected targets. It can also gather power from moonlight. In the case of her primary host, the hair is 2.5 times her height and has a curse line built through it.
Coronzon can use her hair to form meaningful characters and magical symbols in the air, much like a ribbon in rhythmic gymnastics or cursive writing on a parchment contract, in conjunction with its illumination. She is also capable of utilizing existing magic symbols by having her hair connect with them. With the Anti-Art Attachment's spare parts, after slipping her hair through the cracks in the armor like nematodes and contacting the magical symbols and sigils hidden within them, reading the internal structure, Coronzon was able to fashion herself a pair of giant, bat-like wings from the 'contents' of the A.A.A. rather than its mechanical structure. These wings were capable of carrying Coronzon on a ballistic trajectory from Japan to Scotland.
Coronzon is also capable of using pitch black flames. It is also capable of a bestial roar that can shake the body of a normal person and snuff out the life force circulating within it like a candle's flame. She can also use the vibration of her voice to destroy things such as the curse line in strands of her hair, which she had severed with a karate chop after someone grasped it to limit her movements at a critical moment.
Tools and CreationsEdit
Aside from her own abilities, Coronzon has also created a number of spiritual items and artificial beings for own purposes. She also has access to various tools as the Archbishop of Necessarius.
Among the spiritual items she can use is the Sword of Damocles (ダモクレスの剣 Damokuresu no Ken?). Based on the sword which was hung over Damocles as he was allowed to sit on the throne by his king to illustrate the perils that came with kingship, the legend was apparently recreated as a test of courage for royalty and nobility to prove their worth. When used to impale Aleister's heart after he was knocked out by Kamijou Touma, light exploded from the wound and blew Touma's group nearby out of the hole in the Windowless Building.
Coronzon has created a variety of anti-Crowley defenses which were intended to be used against him should he return to British soil:
|Divine Mixtures||Spiritual Items||A group of capital defense spiritual items, derived from twisted interpretations of Egyptian Mythology by the ancient Greeks, based on pairs of Egyptian and Greek deities; Ra-Zeus, Osiris-Hades, Tefnut-Artemis, Wadjet-Leto and Isis-Demeter. Transforming when connected to the ley lines, they convert the local landscape into a European interpretation of Egypt and are meant to display the power associated with their namesakes, with their true power being the ability to convert mutual intolerance into offensive power when fused with a host.|
|Qliphah Puzzle 545||Artificial Demon||An artificial demon derived from the Qliphoth, symbolizing lies, misinformation, the madness of war and dangerous knowledge. Created exclusively as a control and possession specialist, the demon was intended to be used in conjunction with the Divine Mixtures, in order to aggravate and maintain the mutual intolerance needed for them to display their true power.|
|Golden Dawn recreations||Grimoire-based recreations||Coronzon secretly recreated deceased members of the original Golden Dawn and some of its later iterations through the application of Tarot-based grimoires.
The grimoires were comprised of Tarot cards, secretly produced by Coronzon in the British Museum's repair room through selected materials. A special charcoal made from red wine and iron oxide and kneaded erasers made from breadcrumbs were used to make the rough sketches on the paper base, chosen to apply symbols of flesh and blood to the card. These sketches were colored with pigments chosen based on the personal traits of the individual to be recreated, found in things like bibliomancy, and the cards were reinforced with a thin layer of the wax used for cursed dolls.
Coronzon holds a special easel, used in their construction, which she can use to check the status of the recreations.
Coronzon doesn't have a particularly high view of Aleister, looking down on him and mocking him for his failures. After ambushing Aleister, the demon took great pleasure in supposedly using his daughter's body to trample on the father's dignity and taunting him with her last words.
Aleister had displayed hostility towards Lola Stuart before she revealed herself as Coronzon, but after learning what the demon had supposedly done to his daughter, Aleister immediately focused his efforts towards its complete eradication.
Coronzon has considerable disdain for its summoner, Mathers, though it acknowledges his skill and took on its assumed surname as a special service to him.
Character Art DesignEdit
- "And just as I hoped, Aleister raised an interesting toy. It was worth waiting this long." (アレイスターも狙い通りに面白いオモチャを育ててくれた。ここまで待った甲斐があったってものだ Areisutā mo nerai-dōri ni omoshiroi omocha o sodatete kureta. Koko made matta kai ga attatte monoda.?)
- "My toys belong to me, so I choose where to light the fuse and let them burn.”
- "My numerical value is 333 and my nature is dispersion. I prevent the true bonding of all the world’s laws and I bring endless chaos and destruction. My name is Coronzon. Now learn firsthand just what that name means!!"
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18 Between the Lines 1
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18 Epilogue
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 07 Prologue
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 16 Prologue
- ↑ Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 09 Chapter 1 Part 1
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 14 Epilogue
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 19 Prologue
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 19 Between the Lines 4
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 19 Epilogue
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18 Chapter 2 Part 6
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 19 Prologue
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 20 Epilogue
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 21 Chapter 2 Part 12
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 21 Epilogue
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 21 Chapter 2 Part 13
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 21 Chapter 3 Part 4
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 19 Chapter 4 Part 2
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 12 Epilogue
- ↑ 19.0 19.1 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 13 Epilogue
- ↑ 20.0 20.1 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 15 Epilogue
- ↑ 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 19 Between the Lines 1
- ↑ 22.0 22.1 22.2 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 19 Between the Lines 2
- ↑ 23.0 23.1 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 19 Between the Lines 3
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 19 Chapter 4 Part 9
- ↑ 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.7 25.8 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 21 Chapter 3 Part 1
- ↑ Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 17 Chapter 4 Part 7
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 16 Chapter 4 Part 3
- ↑ Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 17 Epilogue
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 20 Chapter 2 Part 8
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 20 Chapter 3 Part 1
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 20 Chapter 3 Part 3
- ↑ 32.0 32.1 32.2 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 20 Chapter 3 Part 5
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 20 Chapter 3 Part 6
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 20 Chapter 3 Part 10
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 20 Chapter 4 Part 2
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 20 Chapter 4 Part 6
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 20 Chapter 4 Part 9
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 20 Chapter 3 Part 8
- ↑ 39.0 39.1 Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 21 Chapter 2 Part 7
- ↑ Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 21 Chapter 3 Part 3