KidVegeta's Theogony details the creation of the universe seen in the Dragon Ball. Due to the nature of this universe (what with gods of creation and destruction existing), the explanation will follow the standard mystical methodology employed by Toriyama. The creation, therefore, will not be from a big bang or other natural occurrence, but through the intervention and machinations of the immortal gods. This story will be written in poetic prose, mimicking elements of epic poetry, dramatic narration, and theogonic account.
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The Thirteen DivinesEdit
The first twelve of these characters were born from The Nameless Being. The thirteenth was born from the Chaos that the twelve felt in their hearts. While all represent idealisms, emotions, and natural states, they are not confined to these things. For example, all characters have intelligence, even though Iceaus is the god of intelligence. It just means he the recognized avatar of said field, and tends to represent it by himself. Of the original twelve, all odd numbered divines are male and all even numbered are females. Heisis is genderless - though it is often represented as a female-dominate hermaphrodite.
- Maltrion - God of time, invisibility, prophecy, immortality.
- Zentryx - God of air, sky, wind, life-force.
- Iantos - God of creation, life, light, obsession.
- Sethys - God of death, darkness, forethought, jealousy.
- Icaeus - God of intelligence, wisdom, language, discord, curiosity.
- Dapherion - God of divine law, order, sound, harmony.
- Soranos - God of anger, rage, vengeance, greed, loyalty.
- Valcia - God of beauty, love, lust, consequence, envy.
- Pythe - God of war, honor, power, bloodshed, wrath, fire.
- Thessia - God of flight, trickery, prosperity, revenge, laziness, cowardice.
- Nylos - God of luck, youth, fear, blame, health, water.
- Haseidene - God of doom, decay, insanity, pain, gluttony, shame.
- Heisis - God of chaos, pleasure.
Other Divine BeingsEdit
- Silence - the original existence of the universe. Silence gave way to the Nameless Being. After the Nameless Being split into 12 parts, its power greatly waned, though it was never extinguished.
- The Nameless Being - the first corporeal being. It split itself into 12 beings upon realizing the bleakness of its existence. It is unknown for how long this being existed before sacrificing itself.
- Chaos - Embodied through the god Heisis, Chaos is a force that drives all emotion and destiny in the galaxy and makes all of it thoroughly unpredictable. Chaos was created when the Nameless Being was born. Like Silence, Chaos is not a pervasive force in the universe, as most of it is bottled up inside Heisis.
- Second Generation Gods - A list of all of the second generation gods born from the chaos-induced unions of the first generation gods. This list includes Weyvn and Amoon, two gods who were vastly important in the history of the universe.
The Five Planes of ExistenceEdit
- Mytos - The 1st plane. This is where the Thirteen Divines live. This is the only plane to have elder time, so nothing can die within it. Regular beings are unable to reach this plane.
- Helcio - The 2nd plane. This is where the Shima and Keishin lived and was the first plane created for housing beings aside from the gods. As of the time of Dragon Ball, this is the only uninhabited plane.
- Other World - The 3rd plane. This is where beings that are touched by Sethys go. While they do not naturally age or die within this place, there is nothing preventing anyone from dying. This is where the remaining Shima were placed after their rebellion. There are three main places that dead people are sent to in this realm:
- Heaven - This is where generally good people go. It is located at the top of Other World.
- Hell - This is where evil people go after dying. It is located at the bottom of Other World.
- Purgatory - This is where people who are neither good nor evil go. This place is separated from the other two, and cannot be accessed without King Yemma's authority.
- The Universe - This is the 4th plane. This is the universe that houses almost all beings. Almost all of Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and the stories in the KidVegeta Universe take place on this plane.
- Underworld - This is where the demons and Makaios live. It is is the smallest plane and is where the remaining Keishin were placed after their rebellion.
The Breaking of SilenceEdit
In the beginning, there was Silence
and it covered everything, completely.
Silence was stillness and Chaos was not yet born.
From Silence was born a nameless being whose boredom and loneliness
was almost as suffocating as Great Silence, which surrounded it.
In time, the being began to split itself into more beings.
Each split was done in pairs, with one female and one male,
and they were immortals.
As each pair came, Silence waned, and the burden of its presence diminished.
First were born noble Maltrion and his twin sister Zentryx;
then Iantos and Sethys; Icaeus and Dapherion;
afterwards, Soranos and Valcia; and Pythe and Thessia;
and Nylos, whose appearance was the envy of all, and Haseidene.
But as Silence had broken to allow for the nameless being,
so too had it broken to allow the Twelve Divines their existence.
Yet not all was harmonious.
The Twelve soon felt the presence of another rising from them
and they dispelled the uncertainty with revulsion and disgust,
for soon they came to see it manifest as a being their equal.
And the Gods were scared.
Heisis was its name, and it held no gender. In perversion of
the Divines' twin births, it was alone; and it held Chaos in its grasp.
Noble Maltrion saw from Heisis' birth the ruin of everything.
And though he told his fellows, and they distrusted Heisis,
they could do nothing, for they could not match its force.
Even as the Gods created their heavenly abode, Mytos,
they could not stop Heisis from following them.
But all remembered Maltrion's prophecy and kept anxiety in their hearts.
The Gods were not agents of good or evil, though they feared their own peril.
As each God fulfilled a purpose, the perversion of good and evil
never reached Mytos, and the great landscape was untainted by those who walked it.
And the land of Mytos was lush and bountiful,
and many trees and rivers permeated its vast lands.
Always was there day, and within it, Elder Time was born.
Upon the archway at the centre of the lands, between two great and tenacious mountains
stood an inscription of Maltrion's prophecy, laced in gold.
Lo! it is said: In the end, it shall be that
Heisis will take its true place as the offspring of Silence and fill the universe with
its overbearance. And so shall all whither and die from a suffocating and deathly Chaos.
Icaeus Steals the Gift of LifeEdit
In Mytos, where time is still, the Thirteen
feasted and basked in the splendor
of their creation.
But Icaeus, whose words are crafty,
and who lived in the North, in Finuin,
grew bored of his easy life.
He came one day to his brother, Iantos
who had created all
trees, rivers, and lands in Mytos.
Icaeus brought to him two
trees he had uprooted and spoke
with words soft and deliberate:
"Iantos my brother, greatest of our family,
look now at what I bring you. These
trees are strong and tall, but
they do not breathe or see or talk.
They do not know and do not feel,
for they are not like us."
Then spoke Iantos,
"And what would you request of me,
my brother, Icaeus?"
And Icaeus beseeched his brother
to breathe life into the trees
and make more beings.
This, his brother rejected
and would not listen to his brother's
counsel any longer.
Then Icaeus went to his sister, Sethys,
who held power over death and foresight.
And she too was bored.
For nothing in Mytos died or grew old;
and Sethys despised her brothers -
Maltrion, whose elder time let nothing wither,
And Iantos, whose creative powers were never used.
So with Icaeus, Sethys brought her brother Iantos
much wine and food and bade him celebrate.
Sethys was careful
to continue refilling Iantos' cup
whenever it was emptied.
By the second day of the feast, her brother had consumed
more than three barrels of wine.
He was very drunken,
and his two equals found Iantos
to be in an agreeable mood.
Then, by the light of their great bonfire,
Sethys and Icaeus tied Iantos to a tree,
and forced him to breathe life into
the two trees Icaeus presented him with.
And so he did; Iantos, the obsessor,
created the first civilization.
From the two trees, he created two creatures
one male, and one female,
who were shorter and darker than the Thirteen,
and whose powers were greatly inferior
than the divines.
They were known as the Shima.
Then Iantos became ashamed at
what he had done, and sought to
hide the species he had created.
Iantos created Helcio,
a realm below Mytos, where the Shima could live.
In Helcio, elder time held no power, and many things
aged and died.
The Shima, though created from divinity,
were not immune, and lived
only several hundred years.
With glee, Sethys, messenger of death,
descended into Helcio and her
cold presence was ever on the
For when they bred, she would take from them,
never allowing their population to grow beyond twelve.
Thus, the Shima would never be better than the divines.
And so her jealousy for life was
satiated and she could fulfill her role.
But the souls of
those she killed could not
remain in Helcio, so
Iantos created yet another plane
for the dead to rest at.
This he named Other World, the third plane, and Sethys
held almost no power there.
While most of the divines did not go to Helcio,
Icaeus did. He enjoyed the
company of the Shima.
Icaeus, the cunning agent, spent his time
teaching the Shima and giving them language.
But once Icaeus had told the Shima all
he knew, he grew bored with them as well.
He asked Iantos once again to create life
but his brother refused.
Maltrion and Thessia protected
their brother, and did not
allow Icaeus to return to him.
So Icaeus stayed in Helcio, the second plane,
and created life by himself.
He was not the god of Life or Creation,
and his works were shameful and incomplete.
He took two rocks and struck them
together, and from the sparks were
created the Keishin.
These creatures were clothed in red,
and their eyes burned with desires of
discord and knowledge.
They rejected the Shima, and the
two waged war over Helcio.
Pythe, the god of war, watched over
the species' fight and relished
Haseidene and Soranos likewise
released their powers into Helcio
and watched the Shima and Keishin battle.
But Dapherion, whose face was as pure as water,
was appalled at Icaeus' creation and
called a council of the remaining divines.
They spoke of the trickster and his cunning
and knew that he would make a mockery of all of them,
even noble Maltrion.
So Iantos was tasked with creating another plane -
one which was not so close to Mytos -
where all of their powers
could be placed into.
And so Iantos, life-breather,
created the universe, and he
put much into it, so that
it was filled with planets and stars
and gas and space.
And into this fourth plane, Iantos
dropped many seeds of life,
one for each drop of blood
from the Shima-Keishin war.
And there was much that
was created from this.
Then, the twelve took to the universe
and spread their powers within it.
But Heisis, who had remained quiet
merely watched its brothers and sisters,
and it knew that not yet was it the time for
Heisis, born of chaos, to enter into the universe.
The Fall of the 12 DivinesEdit
The Keishin and Shima warred for many years
until the grasslands of their battles
turned red with blood.
Even as they ripped one another apart,
being taken by Sethys,
new Keishin and Shima were created by
Iantos and the cycle continued.
They came to realize the futility
of their quarrels and came together.
The two species, the firstborn and secondborn,
conspired, in secret, to overthrow their
masters and take control of their lives.
One day the Shima, in their singing voices,
called to their masters to come and visit them.
The Twelve Divines listened to their creations
and came down to Helcio.
Then, the Keishin sprang out from behind
some dead trees and attacked the gods
with crude stones and knives.
The Shima too used their powers and
overwhelmed the gods.
Soranos, Pythe, and Haseidene
pushed the Shima back
and Dapherion banished them to the
Afterlife - known as Otherworld.
There they became great lords
and their descendants were
known as the Ogres.
The Keishin were overwhelmed by
Zentryx, Valcia, and Nylos
and were banished to the Underworld,
for they were loved by none but Icaeus, their creator.
There, they became the demons who lived in Torfrost,
where nothing grew or thrived and where
endless plains of sharp rocks
were the only respite from endless plumes of sulfur.
The Makais came from the oldest Keishin
and lived in the emerald peaks of Sinhost,
where they lorded over their demon subjects.
It was not often the Demons would be able to
visit the other planes,
for the gods had isolated them purposefully,
but every few million years thereafter
a few demons managed to escape their prison
and wreak mischief upon the universe.
Then Helcio was abandoned;
the Twelve returned to their paradise of Mytos
and contemplated the Shima-Keishin rebellion.
Helcio withered away in the absence
Every tree lost its leaves,
the red grass no longer grew,
wind no longer blew,
and there was a heavy burden in the air.
No beings were ever permitted to
return to the plane, after the rebellion
and thus Helcio remains desolate
to this day.
Iantos was distressed
after witnessing the failure
of his creation.
Many races had been born in the
fourth plane, the universe,
but he no longer felt
attachment to them.
So came Heisis, chaos-bringer,
and corrupted the thoughts of
its brothers and sisters.
It convinced them that
the only pure creations were
from the unison of brother and sister;
of man and woman.
And so the Twelve agreed,
and with chaos in their heart
slept with one another
and produced many children.
From Maltrion came Thibbe, Baccia, Phemys,
Gersia, Bemeita, and then Weyvn,
who came to be revered by the Ogres in Other World.
From Iantos came Sessina, Cira, Nelos,
Ziantos, Beinus; and after these,
the youngest and most cunning of his children, Amu,
who later came to be known as Amoon, life-eater,
whose terror and bloodshed would come
to haunt the Divines. But his time was not
From Icaeus, the master trickster, came
Isyen, Maevus, and Qualos.
From Soranos came Vestia, Borellos,
the nevertalking Ouralia, Cephia,
and then Zeruos.
From Pythe came Dutramo, Azies, Dibolan,
From Nylos came Chivin, Selphos, Dynae,
Bhusho, Garrios, Macklan, and Gyx, Forel,
Dencion, and then Lorelos, Xelia, and Jesino.
Then the many sons and daughters of the original gods,
whose births were influenced by the power of chaos,
descended into the universe and spread the powers
of their parents.
And to this, Heisis watched with satisfaction.
For it needed not do anything itself to bring chaos
into the universe.
Rarely did any of the Twelve ever return to the planes
other than Mytos.
Their influence had waned, and their interest in
living beings were mostly gone.
Only Iantos, Sethys, and Icaeus would
return to the universe to observe
the many works of their children.
Iantos, life-breather, spread life
across the universe
and Icaeus followed behind him,
giving each new species
sentience and intelligence.
So sprung up many civilizations;
and they worshiped
the Divines and their children as their gods.
But there was one race which
worshiped no one.
They called themselves the Daman,
and they were a proud, haughty race.
Their numbers grew as quickly as their intellect,
and soon they dominated the universe.
Led by their leader, Anaku,
the Daman cut a swath through all other races
and made all others subservient to them.
As their technology grew, so did their arrogance,
and soon the Daman saw themselves as the gods
they refused to worship.
Anaku reached the Other World
- where no living mortal should go -
and created a new homeworld for his species,
which he called Krakatan.
From that vantage, his people
watched over the universe.
Then the Daman,
whose technological mastery has never been replicated,
argued amongst themselves
and debated their reason for existing.
Many argued they were not gods;
that they were simply the pinnacle of existence,
and they owed no species their time or effort.
But others, like Anaku, said their power was
to be feared,
to be respected,
to be obeyed.
And he wanted to be the one to rule all others.
And so the Daman warred with one another
in Other World.
But it was not an even fight.
Most of those who stood
against Anaku were destroyed
by the might of their proud leader,
whose power rivaled the gods'.
Weyvn, son of Maltrion, watched the
species war with itself,
Not idly would a god enter into
the affairs of lesser mortals,
but the Daman civil war
threatened the afterlife,
and Anaku's power grew unchecked.
So Weyvn allied himself
with those who stood against Anaku.
It came to be
that the bloody conflict
reached its peak
on the surface of Krakatan itself.
There, Anaku and Wevyn, Maltrion's son,
dueled with one another.
And all of Other World shook
as they rained blows down upon one another.
As mounds of bodies lay around them,
rivers of blood flowed under their boots,
and smoke obscured their vision,
Anaku and Weyvn mortally wounded one another.
Anaku's stomach was gashed and bloody;
Weyvn's back broken, his neck sliced.
But Weyvn mustered up his remaining energy
and prevented his opponent from escaping
and healing himself.
So he obliterated Anaku with all of
his remaining energy, and Weyvn, Maltrion's son,
died as well.
Anaku was placed in hell, locked away by the Shima,
now known as the Ogres of Other World.
There he remains to this day, and no one may see him.
Weyvn, being a second-generation god, was not bound
to Other World, and returned to Mytos
to live with his mother and father.
His parents did not allow him to leave
Mytos often, for if he would die again,
he would cease to exist.
Still, Weyvn's heroic deeds were not forgotten,
and he was forever revered in Other World.
And the remaining Daman gave up their
dictatorial ways, instead focusing on
spreading their technology and knowledge
throughout the universe.
But with the death of Anaku,
their greatest leader,
the self-proclaimed gods,
the once great species,
whose golden age died with its leader,
then began its
long and inevitable decline.
The Waning of the Old Gods and The Rise of Early KaisEdit
The Great Judges,
the only mortals in Other World,
continued to lord over
even after Anaku's defeat.
Most resided on Krakatan;
though there were some
who had power enough to
create their own worlds.
From these vantages
did other great judges
fulfill their role
as the caretakers and watchers
of the universe.
Amoon, lord of regeneration,
and the son of Iantos,
saw the Daman and their works
and became jealous.
Who were they
to call themselves the gods,
he thought to himself.
Who are they to be worshiped?
With bitter hatred,
Amoon struck down the Daman
with disease and infertility;
and the self-proclaimed gods
were overcome by the power
of the immortal.
Within a few years' time,
their population had declined
and their power had waned.
They slowly abandoned most of their planets
and forsook the other mortal species.
Instead of watching over the universe,
they spent their last days
bickering amongst one another.
Then Amoon saw his opening.
The species his father had created
was, at last, weakened beyond repair.
And he hated his father
and he was jealous too;
for Iantos' creations were powerful
and beautiful, and they were without equal.
And Amoon was overcome with desire
to replace them with his own creation:
Beings he could be proud of;
beings he could control.
So Amoon created the Kais
in Other World
to openly mock the isolation
of the Daman.
The Kais were unlike
any other species,
and did not breed.
Instead, they grew
from the fruit of great Kaiju trees.
This was the work
of the great and terrible Amoon.
The Daman became aware
of the Kais,
and sent their Legate, Verlate,
to investigate them.
But the Kais stole her power
and brought ruin upon themselves.
Their homeworld was wrecked,
many Kaiju trees destroyed, and
their species nearly exterminated.
But even as Verlate was banished
into a mind prison for her failures,
she pleaded with the last great Judge of her species, Sertung,
to hand the mantle
over to the Kais.
She had been influenced
by Amoon's poisonous thoughts
and foresaw her species' extinction.
There was nothing left for the Daman.
They had incurred the wrath of the
and they would pay.
Seeing his species dying
- and having no answer for their impending extinction -
and took it upon himself
to train the new caretakers
of the universe.
He removed the remaining Kaiju trees
from the old, devastated Kai homeworld
and placed them on a new world
which he created.
And this place came to be known as
the Sacred World of the Kais.
The other worlds the Daman had lived on
came to be the homeworlds
of the Regional and Grand Kais,
and they are still used to this day.
But ever since Verlate's power
destroyed most of the Kais, their numbers
just enough to rule
and not enough to become arrogant,
like their predecessors.
Ever did Amoon watch the species
he had instilled as the rulers of Other World
and the universe, and his expectations
for them remained ever high.
For he had taken
a great risk
in challenging his father's creation.
He had shown his power and his bold plans
to all, without backing down.
And it would not be the last time
Amoon would do so.
The Devastation of Otherworld and the ProphecyEdit
The Shin and the Kaioshin
brooded over the universe.
They were gifted with
great power by Amoon, the fallen one,
but with this power, the gods,
were not corrupted like their creator was.
They were empty of temptation, desire, arrogance,
and became a great disappointment
to their deathless maker.
They were long-lived beings,
with high-blood and sharp wits;
the perfect vessels for their lord,
if only they were as ravenous as he.
Enthralled to knowledge and enlightenment
the race became, and they shared
their profundity with their subjects.
The gods lived in Other World, though
they often descended into the fourth plane
to meet with the species therein.
Like the Daman before them, the Kais - as they are known -
were curious about the others species created
by Iantos, life-breather, and his son,
Then came Bibidi, cunning magician,
manipulator of chaos. He desired
everything for his own - and he would destroy
those who opposed him.
Bibidi met the Shin emissaries,
watching their every move with the
caution only the guilt of thought can instill.
With a hand on the shoulder
of his young son,
Bibidi spoke with hot words of bitter jealousy,
"Look at them, my son, and remember
their faces. One day, their skulls
will adorn my palace."
And Bibidi worshiped Heisis
for the chaos she would
bring him, and Sethys
for the death she promised
- and, in turn, her son.
Then Amoon came to Bibidi
in the night,
for he saw the being
was filled with volatility and potential.
So Amoon taught him the means of creation
and perverted his thoughts.
And Bibidi, reckoner, became wiser,
more cunning, more willing
to attack the vulnerability of his mortal gods.
From the magician came the Majins,
demon people, in mockery of the Keishin.
And of these, chief was Buu, the unstoppable force.
So Bibidi, usurper, took his loyal beast,
ravaging the universe with a
flick of his finger.
He became emboldened by his endless
success and traveled to Other World
to rip the mantle from the
grasp of the weak, the deluded.
The Kais were not ready, for they
had just banished their Grand Supreme Kai
- who was Lauto, disgraced wanderer,
and whose story is not to be told here -
and were preoccupied and troubled
with choosing his successor.
And those who think of trouble
are bound to receive it.
Bibidi came upon the Kaioshins
with Majin Buu
and destroyed their leadership
And he massacred the
peaceful lesser Shin,
setting fires to their
birth trees and eradicating
their communities like
one would wipe out
an infestation of vermin.
Then came the last two
of the High-gods;
the newly appointed Grand Supreme Kai
and Eastern Supreme Kai.
And they defended their kind
with noble intentions and valor.
For they fought not just for themselves
and their kind, but for every
living being in the universe.
But Majin Buu, with his fingers
still covered with the blood of gods,
staved them off, absorbing the lord of the
gods and wounding his companion.
And thence did the godslayer
and the magician take dominion
of the universe.
They left the Sacred World of the Kais
decimated. Most of their trees
were burned, and all of their
Kaioshins were gone.
All save one.
The Eastern Supreme Kai,
last of his kind,
tracked Bibidi to Earth,
where he was to
release Buu next,
Their struggle was
great, the stakes high.
Indeed, not since the
duel of Anaku and Weyvn
was there such a bloody struggle.
The heavens shook,
the universe reverberated,
and the planet Earth itself shuddered
from their incalculable energy.
Bibidi had sealed away Buu,
and could not call to his pet
in his time of need.
Even with his magic, he could
not stop the vengeful Kai,
who rained blows upon him.
Bibidi's face was pummeled and bloodied,
his flesh ripped from him.
But Bibidi resisted,
impaling the Kai in the stomach.
Then the Kai ripped off the magician's arms, removing
the green menace's only defense.
The Kai blasted him
into nothingness with
winds of fury,
and took possession of the monster, Buu.
He buried the great demon
deep in the Earth,
so he would forever
remain secret and hidden
from the minds of those
who are desirous of power.
And this act - this last defiant act -
from the mortal gods
angered Amoon. Even as
he watched Babidi grow
like his father, a vessel
of hate and deceit,
he knew only he,
a true god, an immortal being,
could rule the universe.
So Amoon, creator and destroyer,
decided on that day
he would no longer
swim in the smoke
of the bridges he had burned.
He would take the universe for
himself. And Heisis was pleased.
So it is foretold;
Amoon, born of chaos and death,
will come to consume the universe,
his rule and power unheralded,
his force and will unmatched,
his reach and corruption inescapable.
There will be nothing in the end,
when his plans come to fruition,
when his destiny is fulfilled.So it is foretold.