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Only through the strength of the human spirit and the virtue of human righteousness can this evil be vanquished.

—Vishnu to The Emperor

Vishnu is a Hindu god who made his first appearance in Episode XXXVII: The Birth of Evil, Part 1.

Character Outline

Vishnu is the most prominent deity in Hinduism and is the master over existence. He is also considered to be the Supreme God in certain monothesitic branches of Hinduism. He is portrayed as a slim, blue-skinned humanoid with six arms and gold armor. In battle, he rode on an elephant, a sacred symbol of Hinduism.

History

Vishnu appeared in Episode XXXVII: The Birth of Evil, Part 1. He, Odin, and Ra were battling an evil entity in space, but despite most of this blobby creature beaten, a small part of the being escaped to Earth, it landed in Japan, and became a spiky form that spread and defeated warriors by piercing them from below. It began to terrorize the lands; one being the land of Jack's Father, a powerful samurai. Jack's father and his forces tried to defeat it with a special arrow, but failed and it became Aku who states he was trapped in that form thanked him because he was now stronger and then continued his rampage. Ra, Odin, and Vishnu appeared before the Samurai and created a sword made from the purity of the man's being, giving him a chance to defeat Aku. The Samurai soon defeated Aku and saved his land from total destruction.

Powers and Equipment

Vishnu

Vishnu with his bow

Vishnu is an incredibly powerful deity. His power was so great that he was able to harm Aku; something only fellow deities, or those who could wield the mystical sword could accomplish.

  • Bow and Arrows: In his fight against the creature, Vishnu used bow and arrows. Due to having three pairs of arms, Vishnu could fire three arrows at a time.
  • Speed and Accuracy: Vishnu's speed at firing and reloading was fast enough to let him fire several shots in just a few moments. His accuracy was just as high as he never missed a shot in the battle.
  • Eye beams: Like his fellow deities, Vishnu had the power to summon the purity of the Samurai Lord and forge it into a sword.
  • Shapeshifting: As a God, Vishnu are able to change his form and appearance at will, e.g. a Buddhist monk.
  • Omniscience: He is aware of Aku's rise on Earth. He assumes the form of a Buddhist monk and forges the Emperor's essence of virtue into a katana, showing that he is knowledgeable of Japanese culture and Buddhism, and his respect of them. It is worth to notice that Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism that Jack and his people follow, is one of the avatar of Vishnu.
  • Immortality: As a god, Vishnu is immortal.
  • Astral projection: During the forging scene, he is capable of projecting his spirit in a form of a Buddhist monk to forge the katana, while his main body is seen behind, glowing in blue.
  • Transmutation: He and His fellow gods transmuted the Emperor's virtues into a steel katana.

Trivia

  • Vishnu is the only of the three gods that Jack has not interacted with, directly (summoning Ra for aid) or indirectly (sending a Viking to Odin's hall) as of the latest episode.
    • He is also the only god not seen in the series prior to Birth of Evil.
    • It should be noted that he is the only god whose civilization Jack didn't shown to visit in order to receive training or study of any sort (Jack has study in Egypt and possibly Scandinavia, given he learnt seafaring in a Viking longboat).
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