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Baal, real name Raiden Makoto (Japanese: 雷電眞 Raiden Makoto, "True Thunder and Lightning"), was the original Electro Archon of Inazuma, and predecessor to her twin sister, Beelzebul (Raiden Ei). Baal's divine ideal was "transience".[1]

Baal was one of the casualties in the cataclysm five hundred years ago. Since then, Beelzebul has assumed the Shogunate.

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Introduction

Baal and Beelzebul were two twin gods. They won the Archon War together, and when Baal established the Shogunate, Beelzebul became her Kagemusha (Japanese: 影武者 "shadow warrior"). In other words, she acted as Baal's body double. As far as the world was aware, there were not two, but one. They complemented each other, and they ruled Inazuma jointly; therefore, there was no need for the public to know the truth. The name "Baal" and the title of Raiden Shogun was understood to refer to both of them.

Personality

According to Yae Miko, while she was not close to Baal, based on her first encounter with her, she found her to be a kind and gentle god who disliked violence. The Musou Isshin, the sword that now belongs to Beelzebul, was originally Baal's, and when Baal owned it it was never sharpened, being simply a symbol of true peace. She enjoyed spending time with Beelzebul and was known to be very relaxed.

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Trivia

  • In the demonology grimoire The Lesser Key of Solomon, "Baal" (also spelled Bael) is the first King of Hell. Also listed in the Pseudomonarchia Daemonum, Bael has the power to make men invisible and holds estates in the east.
    • In ancient Mesopotamian religions, there was a storm and rain god that was sometimes referred to as "Baal-Zephon", often simplified to "Baʿal", a title used in the Northwest Semitic languages of antiquity to refer to an "owner" or "lord".
    • The name Beelzebul is derived from the Hebrew בַּעַל זְבוּב‎, Baʿal Zəvûv, from the second book of Kings. In the Hebrew Bible, the term Ba'al appears around 90 times in reference to various gods.
  • In the Japanese version, her personal name Makoto is written as 眞 by using kyuujitai (traditional character forms), rather than its new form 真.

References

  1. Archon Quest Chapter II, Act III: The Omnipresent God
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