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A group of four who each possess one of God's powers, and thus the true power behind the Roman Catholic Church. They are well-revered within the Catholic community, yet are not what people expect them to be.

God's Right Seat

Vento of the Front

The Flame of God

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"It's okay to not even be tense, for there's even no luxury of feeling the pain."


Voiced by: Akiko Hiramatsu


The first member of God's Right Seat to directly attack the protagonists. Blessed with "God's Flame", her powers are drawn from the Archangel Uriel. Vento utilizes a hammer capable of manipulating the air into devastating projectiles.


Vento: “And what’s with your clothes? If you’re going to be in hiding, shouldn’t you wear something that doesn’t stand out quite so much?”
Sasha: "I do not think that someone wearing entirely yellow has any right to say anything about my clothes."

  • Holy Hand Grenade: God's Divine Punishment.
    • Achilles' Heel: God's Divine Punishment has no effect on people who are unaware of her (which is why Accelerator, Index, and Mikoto were spared; Kuroko was spared even though she was watching her on the news because she wasn't paying attention) and people who feel no hate, like Amata Kihara: a homicidal maniac who believes killing people is the same as pulling out weeds.
    • Rule of Symbolism: God's Divine Punishment is based on the premise that no one should bare any menace towards God, if so, punishment will apply.
    • Superpower Lottery: The function of God's Divine Punishment is to force anyone who bears any ill will towards her to lose consciousness. It also has an unlimited area of effect—people watching news broadcasts on the opposite side of the world were also affected.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: She makes it look like her hammer is the source of her wind manipulation, but it really comes from her cross.
  • Obviously Evil: Completely intentional on her part, since her God's Divine Punishment causes people who feel hostile towards her to be deprived of oxygen.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: The concept art indicates that behind all those metal piercings she uses to intentionally disfigure herself, she's described as having a "virgin-like" face.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Though it's not as egregious as most other examples given that there's only four members.
    • Sort of justified, it's the Roman Catholic Church, after all.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Vent or Vento?
  • Squishy Wizard
  • Storming Academy City: Her objective.
  • Survivor Guilt
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: She saves Index and Accelerator from a missile fired by Amata Kihara... because she wants to be the one to kill Index.

Terra of the Left

The Medicine of God

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"I wish for salvation, and I wish to bring salvation to others."


Voiced by: Hochu Otsuka


The second member to come into conflict with the protagonists, Terra is an elderly man who dresses in green. Blessed with "God's Medicine", his powers are drawn from the Archangel Raphael. Terra's special ability is to manipulate the "hierarchies" of everything around him.

  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: Shorty after Acqua kills Terra, the Pope happens upon the scene. The first thing out of the Pope's mouth? "Don't damage the architecture like that."
  • Asshole Victim: Quite a few fans were relieved that they only had to put up with this guy for one volume.
  • Ax Crazy
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Though he's only seen using it to make his flour blade.
  • Evil Old Folks: Judging by appearances he's the oldest member of God's Right Seat, and without question the most despicable.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: Acqua kills him by literally hitting him so hard and fast that all that's left of his body are his head, upper torso, and right arm. Acqua then waits for Terra to bleed to death, who can neither speak nor breathe.
  • From a Certain Point of View: He claims to want salvation for all humans, and he does. He just believes non-Catholics aren't human in the first place.
  • High Collar of Doom
  • Holy Hand Grenade: The Execution of Light, the ability to alter the "precedence" of objects over one another.
    • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Justified. Raising the precedence of his blade of flour above whatever he wants to cut means it will be cut without fail.
    • Achilles' Heel: Execution of Light can only manipulate the precedence of one type of object at a time, and even then he has to consciously activate it. At one point, Touma is able to take advantage of this and block his flour blade by hiding a pad under his shirt.
    • Rule of Symbolism: The Execution of Light works on the premise that in order for the Son of God to have been killed by man, he must have lowered his own precedence in order to be vulnerable to weaponry.
    • Superpower Lottery: His precedence-altering ability gives him an almost flawless defense and a perfect attack.
    • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: His power is... to change precedence? How is that any use?
      • Heart Is an Awesome Power: How about elevating your own precedence so you're invulnerable to damage, or raising the precedence of grains of flour until you can use them as an infinitely sharp guillotine?
    • Won't Work On Me: As a result of raising his own precedence above whatever is attacking him.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Uses blades made from flour.
  • Karmic Death: Killed by Acqua of the Back after the latter found out about how he tested his powers.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: He's not killed (he used his ability to survive), but he's cut off by an Academy City bombing raid just before he could tell Touma how Imagine Breaker truly works.
  • Knight Templar: Even more so than the other members of God's Right Seat: He regularly used his power on non-Catholic tourists.
  • Obviously Evil: One look at this guy is all you need to know. Yeesh.
  • Slasher Smile: Just look at the picture above.
  • Squishy Wizard: Is over reliant on his powers. He doesn't know how to fight and is physically weak.
  • Unskilled but Strong: Who needs technique when you can literally cut through anything and Won't Work On Me everything thrown at you?
  • Would Hit a Girl/Would Hurt a Child
  • You Gotta Have Green Hair

Acqua of the Back

William Orwell

Flere210: One Who Changes the Reason for Tears

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"Pick any unreasonable fight with me and I will shorten your life span."


Voiced By: Hiroki Tochi


The third member of God's Right Seat. Blessed with "God's Power", Acqua's powers are drawn from the Archangel Gabriel, giving him power over water and dominion over the moon. He is the only truly good and noble among the four, and a certified Badass.

  • Achilles' Heel: Though Acqua gains tremendous power by right of being both a member of God's Right Seat and a Saint simultaneously, it also makes him twice as vulnerable to techniques developed to combat either one of them.
  • Badass: The most GAR of all the characters in the Toaruverse.
  • Badass Boast:
    • See his quote above.
    • He has another when confronting the Knight Leader.

The Knight Leader: Have you decided whether you will run or die?
Acqua: No, my two options are to cut you down or to not cut you down.

  • BFS: His sword, Ascalon, is roughly 3.5 meters long and weighs 441 pounds!
    • Hidden Weapons: This is why Ascalon being a BFS is a Justified Trope -- Inside Ascalon are weapons nested within one another: Another sword, a spear, a dart launcher, and his mace. This function is how he defeats the Knight Leader.
  • Big Damn Heroes: When he saved Villian from execution. Those who weren't sent flying or knocked unconscious had only one thing to say: "He's Back?"
    • Pretty much a given with a name like "One who changes the reason of tears".
  • Blood Knight: He loves a good fight.
  • Brought Down to Badass: After the events of Volume 16, he loses all the stored power in Divine Mother's Mercy to save himself from an explosion, reducing his power to the level of a regular Saint, which is why he nearly lost against Knight Leader empowered by Curtana Original.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Loses his powers as both a Saint and a member of God's Right Seat after he used them to bring frickin' Archangel Gabriel down to half strength.
  • Carry a Big Stick: In Volume 16 he used a steel mace that was five meters long!
  • Code Name: Flere210
  • Fan Nickname: Superman.
  • Fastball Special: With Touma.
  • Foe-Tossing Charge: When he rescues Princess Villian from execution at the hands of the Knight Leader, he makes his entrance by sending a few dozen people flying.
  • Handicapped Badass: Despite being weakened, he still continues to fight.
  • Heel Face Turn
  • Heroic BSOD: He loses the will to live after weakening Archangel Gabriel, but Shiage Hamazura snaps him out of it.
  • Heroic RROD: There's a reason why the body has biological limiters: to prevent this kind of thing from happening. Thanks to Divine Mother's Mercy removing them, if he pushes himself too hard or gathers too much energy he will burn himself out, but because he's a Saint his limit is much higher than pretty much any other human, so it only becomes an issue if he's fighting an Angel-class being.
  • He's Back: At the end of Volume 17. It. Is. GLORIOUS.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold
  • Holy Hand Grenade: Divine Mother's Mercy, described as bestowing a divine abeyance for sins that would otherwise never be forgiven. In other words, Acqua can forgive a person's sins and grant them salvation.
    • Boring but Practical: Divine Mother's Mercy lets him use both magic and divine-class magic...
      • Awesome Yet Practical: Without having to abide by the limitations and secondary conditions that would otherwise be present in both!
    • Born Winner: It was all but stated in Volume 16 that Acqua was born with the ability to use Divine Mother's Mercy. He's also a Saint, so he was born with that power as well. And when he became a member of God's Right Seat his abilities increased even further due to his alignment with Gabriel, who has a connection to both the powers of a Saint and the Divine Mother's Mercy spell.
    • Rule of Symbolism: Divine Mother's Mercy works on the premise that the Virgin Mother of the Son of God was born sinless, allowing Acqua to dilute the Original Sin's hold on him to as little as possible, rendering him invulnerable to divine punishment, as well as unleashing his full potential as a sinless human with the body of a Saint.
    • Super Speed / Super Strength / Super Toughness: The combination of being a Saint and Divine Mother's Mercy gives him physical abilities greater than even normal Saints.
    • Won't Work On Me: He can nullify another person's "sin of killing" to nullify any act of killing directed towards someone (namely himself), and he can just flat out ignore any magic which works via the principle of divine punishment, since he has no sin to be punished for in the first place.
  • I Shall Taunt You: To Terra, as he watches him die gruesomely. He calmly tells Terra God would never want a person such as him, and the only suitable place for Terra is Hell. His last words to Terra are to ask God for the details on Judgment Day.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: For Princess Villian.
  • Kung Fu Jesus: Arguably the best example of all time: He's a Saint, meaning he has a body similar to that of the Son of God; can use spells that allow him to take on attributes of the Virgin Mary, who gave birth to the Son of God; and as a member of God's Right Seat he's aligned with Archangel Gabriel, who announced the birth of the Son of God. On top of that, he uses the spell that gives him attributes of the Virgin Mary to make his own sins null and void; he is a completely sinless human.
  • Lightning Bruiser
  • Lunacy: His association with Gabriel lets him to use the moon to enhance his attacks, both physical and magical, in various ways.
  • Magic Knight
  • Making a Splash: The greatest user of water magic on the planet, due to his alignment with Archangel Gabriel.
  • Martial Pacifist: He won't kill with abandon, but if you directly oppose him, especially if you do it after he's warned you not to, you're in for a world of hurt.
  • No One Could Survive That: At the end of Volume 16, everyone assumes Acqua's dead since they Never Found the Body, which is reasonable considering he was at the hypo-center of and the catalyst for a massive explosion. Guess who shows up the very next volume?
  • Nice Guy: He's actually very nice, especially when compared to the other members of God's Right Seat.
  • Nerves of Steel: You'll be lucky to see this guy flinch.
  • Never Hurt an Innocent: As Terra learned the hard way.
  • Odd Action Duo: With Shiage in Volume 21.
  • One-Man Army: He's the most powerful member of God's Right Seat outside of Fiamma himself; that position is not to be underestimated.
    • Curb Stomp Battle / No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Most of Volume 16 consisted of him effortlessly steamrolling over everything in his way.
    • Hero-Killer / Implacable Man / The Juggernaut: First he effortlessly destroys Itsuwa and Touma, then the Amakusa Catholics prepare specifically to combat him and his abilities, and basically just manage to stall Acqua before getting wiped out. Then after that it's Kanzaki who Acqua uses as his personal punching bag. This all happens in a single volume! When this guy gets going, you're going to need a minor miracle to stop him before he completes his objective.
    • Lightning Bruiser: Not only can a single blow from him cause buildings to collapse on themselves, he can also fight at supersonic speeds and Won't Work On Me pretty much anything you throw at him.
    • Person of Mass Destruction: As the member of God's Right Seat aligned with Gabriel, The Power of God, Acqua has access to the same type of power as that which destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.
    • Superpower Lottery: On top of being a member of God's Right Seat with access to the genuine Divine Mother's Mercy ritual, he's also a Saint.
  • Pay Evil Unto Evil: Acqua kills Terra of the Left when he learns Terra was "improving" his lethal powers by using them on non-Catholics (including children), whom Terra didn't even consider to be human in the first place.
  • Pretentious Latin Motto: "The one who changes the reason of tears".
  • Rescue Romance / Ship Tease: With Princess Villian. The Knight Leader is more than happy to help in this regard.
  • The Rival / Vitriolic Best Buds / Worthy Opponent: With the Knight Leader.
  • Spanner in the Works: Fiamma describes him as that when he weakens Archangel Gabriel by draining its Telesma.
  • The Stoic
    • Not So Stoic: Even he couldn't stay stoic when he's about to meet up with Princess Villian... after he said some embarrassing things in front of her.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: Acqua's BFS, Ascalon was created by an artist based on what weapons would be needed to slay a dragon. Its blade includes the attributes of an ax, razor, churchkey spike, fretsaw wire, saw, hook spike, and a close combat spike in the same weapon. Furthermore, the hilt can be removed to reveal a hidden blade that can transform into a mace and includes a hidden dart launcher.
  • Token Good Teammate: Among God's Right Seat.
  • Warrior Poet: He's incredibly insightful, and even mocks the Knight Leader's reasoning for supporting a coup d'etat and his attempts to justify them to Acqua as being superfluous.
  • Wild Card: He follows his own code to the very end, putting him at odds with Touma when he was with God's Right Seat and against Fiamma during World War 3, even going so far as to deliberately abandon his powers during a battle with the very Archangel he was aligned with.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Poor Kanzaki and Itsuwa.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: Kanzaki states in Volume 16 that the existences of Saint and member of God's Right Seat were mutually incompatible, and being both was impossible to achieve. Divine Mother's Mercy solves this.

Fiamma of the Right

La Persona Superiore a Dio

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"To handle an overwhelming power, an overwhelming knowledge is needed."


Aligned with Archangel Michael and blessed with "God's Likeness", Fiamma of the Right is the leader of God's Right Seat and the true power behind the Roman Catholic Church. A manipulative and devious individual, his true objectives are unknown, but they require Index's vast knowledge and Touma's Imagine Breaker to succeed. To obtain them, he engineers a direct clash between God's Right Seat and Academy City... and World War III.

  • 0% Approval Rating: Vento comments in the epilogue of Volume 16 that "everyone's goal is to kill that bastard [Fiamma]".
  • Abstract Apotheosis: At the beginning of Volume 22, he briefly achieved the goal of every member of God's Right Seat: the state of "La Persona Superiore a Dio" in Italian. In English, it translated to: "The One Above God".
  • Always a Bigger Fish: He's undoubtedly the strongest villain in the original series, who could win just by waving his right hand. The bigger fish? Whatever tried to come out of Touma's shoulder after his arm was cut off and, surprisingly enough, Aleister, who ambushed the poor guy after his defeat.
  • Badass Boast: To Carissa, at the end of Volume 18.

Carissa: Who exactly are you...?
Fiamma: I am Fiamma of the Right. If that isn’t enough of a hint for you, then you really need to rebuild your intelligence agency from the ground up.

    • He also had this in Volume 22.

Fiamma, just before all his plans crash and burn: I'm about to save this world. Therefore, I have no more use for you. Feel the glory, meatbag. Your value as a human being, obediently let me have it.

  • Big Bad: He has been the Big Bad ever since the end of Volume 11, but he doesn't take center stage until the end of Volume 18.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In New Testament Vol. 4, he arrives with Ollerus to save Touma from One-Eyed Othinus.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Subverted. Aleister cutting off his right arm in Volume 22 only rendered the Holy Right unstable rather than removing it entirely.
  • The Chessmaster: One of the three greatest in the series, along with Laura and Aleister. The Third World War between Academy City and Russia was instigated by him, so he could draw out the people necessary for his plans.
    • Batman Gambit: He wanted England in some type of turmoil so he could get his hands on the remote to control Index without anyone noticing. For that purpose, he cultivated France's anger towards England, hoping they would commence open hostilities. Cue the Second Princess of England instigating a coup d'etat before that could happen, and starting her own open hostilities towards France. Guess what Fiamma does soon after?
    • The Man Behind the Man: Was an advisor to the current Pope, and uses that influence to control the Vatican.
    • Manipulative Bastard: Manipulated the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches into doing his bidding.
  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: Fiamma's plan is such that it will only work so long as he absolutely believes it will work. Even the slightest hesitation or doubt on his part, and it fails.
  • Determinator: You have to be to put as much effort towards your plans as he did, and after being saved by Touma he became an even bigger one to face off against Aleister.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Perhaps one of the more major hitches in Fiamma's plans was his largely mistaken belief that Humans Are the Real Monsters. Several people, connected and not, unite against him as they realize the danger of his intentions.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Touma, who even compares their powers and draws attention to their similarities. Both use their Right Hands to shatter something that someone worked desperately to obtain, except Touma uses his to solve the problems around him and Fiamma his own personal problems — selflessness versus selfishness. In their final battle, Touma points out the biggest difference between them: Fiamma observed the world and was disgusted by what he saw, so he wanted to "save the world" by wiping out the human race. Touma observed the world and saw evil people to fight and good people to protect.
  • Evil Redhead
  • Eyes of Gold
  • Hannibal Lecture: To Touma in Volume 20 — calling out Touma out on his hypocrisy on saving others when he deceived the person he wanted to protect the most.
  • Heel Face Turn: After Touma defeats him but saves his life, he becomes inspired to try to defeat Aleister Crowley so Crowley will not trample over Touma's dreams of a better world.
  • He Knows Too Much: Aleister tries to kill him because he has caught a glimpse of what's being sealed by Touma's Imagine Breaker, which Aleister cannot allow.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: The Holy Right. More specifically, the ability to use any ability, benevolent or destructive, involving the right hand.
    • Always Accurate Attack: "The strike that reaches everything when swung" reaches the target without any speed, meaning it cannot be dodged. It was even able to hit an Academy City Kill Sat even though Fiamma had no idea where it was! It does have limits, as Touma was able to hide from it for a time.
    • As Strong As It Needs To Be: His Holy Right is directly stated to only be as powerful as it needs to be, meaning that the stronger its target the greater its power.
    • Born Winner: He was born with the Holy Right. Volume 2 of New Testament even goes so far as to state that, to Fiamma, the power to save the world is as instinctive as walking upright.
    • Green Lantern Ring: Since his power lets him do anything that has ever involved a right hand, he can do pretty much anything, especially since this includes feats done by Archangels with their right hands. The Holy Right does have limits, since it can't copy Touma's right hand, Imagine Breaker. Presumably, it also can't copy World Rejector.
    • Heart Is an Awesome Power: So his power is "every ability related to the right hand"? That doesn't sound... Holy shit! Did he just wipe an entire city off the map?!
    • Healing Factor: Vento points out that there is a limit of times Fiamma can use the Holy Right before his Third Arm completely disintegrates in the air, thus leaving him as a powerless human. Which is one of the reasons he needed Index's spiritual remote control, which allows him to regenerate his Third Arm.
    • Offhand Backhand: The Holy Right will automatically defend him against any attack, then destroy the attacker, even if he's completely unaware of the attack. Academy City tries to blast him with a Kill Sat, which is blocked and destroyed. Unfortunately for Fiamma, this doesn't work against the Blasting Rod.
    • One-Hit Kill: His specialty.
    • Power Gives You a Giant Hawk Talon: Fiamma's power manifests itself as a giant red, bird-like claw that seems to be growing out of his right shoulder.
    • Power Parasite: In Volume 22, he severs Touma's right arm, then has The Holy Right assimilate Imagine Breaker, purifying The Holy Right and unlocking its full potential. This allows him to achieve La Persona Superiore a Dio. Unfortunately for him, Touma was able to take Imagine Breaker back.
    • Rule of Symbolism: The Holy Right derives its power from the prominence the right hand has in Christian lore, wherein several miracles, rituals, and traditions are performed using the right hand. The Holy Right is capable of replicating the power all of these original acts held.
    • Story-Breaker Power: Touma likens Fiamma's power to a jRPG, where besides the commands like "Attack", "Item", "Magic", etc. available to everyone, the Holy Right gives you an additional option: "You Win".
    • Superpower Lottery: Even before achieving his One Above God status in Volume 22, Fiamma was already the fourth most powerful character introduced. The only people above him were Aiwass, Aleister, and whatever is being sealed inside Touma by his Imagine Breaker. You'll notice Accelerator, including his white-winged form, isn't on that list. That's some serious power.
    • Unblockable Attack: "The strike that ends everything it touches" annihilates anything it hits without any destructive force, meaning it cannot be blocked.
    • Villain Teleportation: One of the Holy Right's powers is the ability to travel to any place Fiamma wants instantly.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: He's disappointed in mankind and believes the only way to save them is by cleansing the world of them.
  • I Shall Taunt You: After the events mentioned in Xanatos Speed Chess, Fiamma not only gets the remote to control Index's Johann's Pen Mode, he also manages to capture Index herself. As a thank you to Carissa for the roll she played, he stops by to tell her just how useless her actions truly were.
  • Japanese Pronouns: Refers to himself as "Ore-sama".
  • Kill All Humans: See Humans Are the Real Monsters.
  • Lonely at the Top: Despite achieving the status The One Above God, Fiamma is described in Volume 22 as "a lonely man who had achieved nothing".
  • MacGuffin: He needed both Touma's Imagine Breaker and the remote that control's Index's Johann's Pen Mode for his plans to come to fruition.
  • Older Than They Look: Is a long-time adviser to the current Pope, despite looking like he's in his twenties at most.
  • Ominous Floating Castle: The Star of Bethlehem.
  • One-Man Army: The most blatant example in the series, even more so than Accelerator.
    • Curb Stomp Battle: Every fight he's been in can't even be called a "battle".
    • Glass Cannon: If you land a solid hit he can be knocked out by one punch. Good luck actually landing that hit though...
    • Person of Mass Destruction: His debut consisted of destroying a large potion of St. Peter's Basilica with one attack, and it's implied that, had the Pope not raised a barrier in time, he would have destroyed all of Vatican City and a large portion of Rome as well.
    • Physical God: Even before achieving La Persona Superiore a Dio, Fiamma was more powerful than Archangel Gabriel.
  • Playing with Fire: He can create a Flaming BFS forty kilometers in length!
  • Redemption Earns Life: He is saved by Ollerus even after he was supposed to die after being ambushed. Coincidentally, it also happens after Touma told him to see the wide world instead of trying to erase everything.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids: It's directly stated in Volume 22 that Fiamma failed to save the world despite his power because he wanted to save the world, rather than the people directly in front of him.
  • Squishy Wizard: Without the Holy Right, Fiamma is no different from a Level 0 Esper.
  • Summon Magic: Powerful enough to summon Archangel Gabriel.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: Fiamma's plan is ultimately thwarted not because Touma kicked Fiamma's ass, but because Touma made him doubt whether the plan was really worth it. Since Fiamma’s plan required absolute conviction on his part to work, it failed.
  • Treacherous Advisor: To The Pope.
  • The Unfettered: When you engineer clashes between entire countries and start a world war without a moment of hesitation or shred of regret for the sake of your plans, you're this.
  • Unskilled but Strong: Like Accelerator, he's at a bit of a loss when he can't just one-shot his opponents.
  • We Have Reserves: In his debut scene, he tells the Pope that as long as he still lived, God's Right Seat could be recreated at any time. Which leads to...
    • Decapitated Army: After his defeat in Volume 22, God's Right Seat was officially disbanded.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: His Star of Bethlehem plan will apparently save all of humanity, but at the cost of a huge sacrifice.
  • Worf Barrage: He uses the Fairy spell on a Magic God twice. Othinus actually benefits from the spell, as she's able to twist it into granting her her full power. The High Priest isn't affected at all and just knocks Fiamma away.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Attempts to do this to the Pope, at the end of Volume 16. However, the Pope survives.