Beast II's True Name is Tiamat (ティアマト, Tiamato?), one of the Primordial Deities in Mesopotamian Mythology/Sumerian Mythology. Tiamat is an Earth Mother Goddess, a branch of Çatalhöyük's forgotten goddess. Along with Abzu, she was manifested of the Sea of Dawn (黎明の海, Reimei no Umi?)—an Ocean of Void (無の海, Mu no Umi?) that lies below the Underworld of Ereshkigal, said to have once been under the administration of the god Enki.
In Sumerian Mythology, the gods were given birth from the pairing of Tiamat, who is the salt water, and Abzu, who is the fresh water. Afterwards, the gods, whom are their children, waved their banner of revolution against the primeval father Abzu and acquired supremacy over the world. At this moment, Tiamat gently approved the deeds of her children. It is proof that her love for her children has won over her love for her husband.
However, the gods pointed their blades even at Tiamat, their mother. Tiamat, in her grief and disorder, gave birth to 11 Magical Beasts as her new children, and they altogether had a showdown with the gods. At the end of the conflict, Tiamat and her 11 Magical Beasts were torn apart. It is said that the gods tore up her corpse into two, forming heaven and earth from it, and thus, had established the ritual for the creation of the World of Man.
Tiamat was “a womb discarded after the Genesis”, becoming the origin of Sumerian Mythology. She was turned into a “Mother Sea” and was put to use as a breeding ground to produce life, but once the earth’s environment stabilized and after the ecosystems were established, she was banished to the World of Imaginary Numbers (虚数世界, Kyosuu Sekai?) (a World on the Reverse Side (裏側の世界, Uragawa no Sekai?); an imaginary space that has no life and is not even a Parallel World) as something unnecessary. (Seeing that the ecosystem was already established, there is no need for her, one who designs life randomly, and it is said that regarding the course the lifeforms who acquired intelligence conforms to, she was nothing but an impediment by now.) Hereafter, Tiamat has been waiting in the mirror world for a chance to return back to her original world.
As of obtaining the Holy Grail that Goetia stored within the heart of Kingu, the Sea of Life (生命の海, Seimei no Umi?, localized as "Primordial Sea") initially manifests a human-scale corpus known as Femme Fatale (ファム・ファタール, Famu Fata-ru?)—roughly 160 cm in height, clad with arm and leg restraints. Gilgamesh refers to this as Tiamat's Cerebral Corpus; it is suggested to represent whatever remains of Tiamat's mind or consciousness. Upon partial awakening, the Cerebral Corpus is stained in red and black in a manner reminiscent of Dark Sakura.
Following the annihilation of the Cerebral Corpus, the Sea of Life manifests Tiamat in the form of a Titan (巨人, Kyojin?)—later demonstrated to be capable of flight by the use of her Wing-Horns (角翼, Kakuyoku?). However, in the circumstance that Tiamat faces a severe threat, she enacts Self-Modification (自己改造, Jikou Kaizou?) and Saint Graph Dilation Operations (霊基膨張工程, Reiki Bouchou Koutei?) to assume a Sphinx-like Draconic Corpus (竜体, Ryuutai?)—referred to as her "true appearance". After the Draconic Corpus is imposed with the "Concept of Death" (死の概念, Shi no Gainen?) by the Old Man of the Mountain, da Vinci confirms that Tiamat's Saint Graph Core (霊基核, Reiki-Kaku?) is situated within its brain.
To clarify, Tiamat's assumed appearances are, with the exception of her Draconic Corpus, said to express her existence as a Divinity (神性, Jinsei?, lit. "Divine Nature"). However, the assumption of her Draconic Corpus is described by Romani Archaman to entail an unveiling of her complete and unadulterated existence—moving him to distinguish it from Tiamat's other states as "the very Corpus of a God" (神の体, Kami no Karada?, lit. "Flesh of God"). Though Tiamat's combat capabilities and defenses are indeed the strongest upon assuming her Draconic Corpus, Jaguar Man comments that this is in reality Tiamat in her weakest, most vulnerable state.
Owing to Tiamat's Authority (権能, Kennou?) over the Sea of Life and her capacity for Self-Modification, she is capable of freely remodeling her physical existence as the needs demand, and therefore is unrestricted to the appearances described above.
The Black Mud of the Sea of Life is also included in Tiamat’s height. Her height matches the area of the Indian Ocean. However, given that the mud is made up of Imaginary Numbers, her weight cannot be measured. Essentially the same as zero. On the other hand, its volume grows to be infinite. In short, it is a 4-dimensional pocket.
Something like a personality cannot be confirmed from her. Whether Tiamat has lost her ideals, or whether she has no reason since the beginning, it can be interpreted as either way, but one cannot surmise the reason. Although she simply birthed, raised and loved her children, which was viewed as her only meaning in life, she has set out to fight against humanity, of whom they decided that for the sake of denying this meaning, they have declared “you are not needed.” Her behavioural ideology when becoming a Beast is extremely simple; she runs under the extremely primitive system of “If I do not kill humanity, I will be killed.”
Concerning Tiamat's motivation and attitude towards the Master, he/she is one of seven billion humans. Naturally a target for obliteration. As far as human beings are concerned, Tiamat is a repulsive aggressor (invader), but concerning Tiamat too, human beings are terrifying aliens (extraterrestrials).
Because Tiamat cannot conversate, her pronouns are unknown.
In the Anime, Ritsuka Fujimura during the final battle against Beast II encountered a mental projection of Tiamat in her first form. Somehow she was able to make herself understood to him. Tiamat lamented that her children used her as a stepping stone, leaving her behind and that all she wanted was to be by their side.
After asking if her love was wrong, Ritsuka choose not to stab her like her previous children (the Sumerian Gods) and instead told her that her children loved her and that they had to "get going". In other words he thanked her for a Mother's Love as humanity grew up but now that they were adults she had to let them go.
"Please don't leave me. Please never... love me again."
In the end, Tiamat asked Ritsuka to not leave her behind and that if he (humanity) had to do so, to not love her again.
Babylonia: The Absolute Frontline in the War Against the Demonic BeastsEdit
While Beast II achieved her return to this world with the collapse of the Human Order Foundation and due to the power/distortion of the Holy Grail, she was however in the middle of a deep slumber. Setting aside the fact that Merlin's magecraft kept her asleep, once Beast II was attacked by Chaldea, she woke from her sleep and setted out to clean up humanity in accordance with her primal instincts.
Although there is resentment/hatred/sadness for being abandoned for having already served her purpose, there is also a conduct in indulging in the “joy” of coming back to repaint the earth’s ecosystems once again as the mother of everything.
Her Class was determined by her real nature mentioned above. The Primordial Goddess and the likes are but false titles. Deserted by the humans, that being is one of the great disasters most rejected by human history. That name is Beast II. One of the seven Evils of Man, the beast that carries the principle of “Regression”.
Also, the title called Femme Fatale was something given by Beast I (Goetia). Goetia successfully saw the true nature of Beast II’s core, so he bestowed a title meant for a Woman of Destiny rather than one meant for a Mother of the Gods (Magna Mater). At the bottom of her hatred towards humanity, there is also joy towards humanity for becoming a mother, as well as love towards humanity, them being the children of her first-generation children. For this reason, Beast II binds herself. A mother’s love is something necessary for growth, but it is something unnecessary for adults. In order for humanity to advance to the next stage, they must overcome the “original woman”.
In Fate/EXTRA CCC, Tiamat was mentioned in BB's Potnia Theron Skill. It is the authority of the Earth Mother Goddess whom BB compiled and absorbed from the abyss of the Moon Cell. It is the embodiment of the power of creation possessed by the mother goddesses, originating from a forgotten goddess approximately 8000 years ago (the goddess of Çatalhöyük), and branching to Tiamat, among other goddesses.
Tiamat has no Noble Phantasms. The form of her brain, which is her core, has nothing that can be possibly said to be a Noble Phantasm.
Authority of the BeastEdit
- Authority of the Beast (獣の権能, Jū no Ken'nō?) is an Anti-Humanity (対人類, Tai-Jinrui?) Class Skill that enhances the skillholder's capacity to harm Heroic Spirits, Divine Spirits, and all organisms birthed of the "Mother's Womb". This Skill is held not solely by the 2nd Beast, but shared amongst all the Magical Beasts birthed of her womb.
- Independent Manifestation (単独顕現, Tandoku Kengen?) is a Class Skill that lends the capacity to manifest independently within the temporal reality. Within seven days of manifestation, the Indian Ocean is smothered black; and Tiamat incessantly spawns Magical Beasts to the end of devouring humanity. However, as the body of the 2nd Beast is the ocean itself, it cannot make landfall. Therefore, the role of annihilating humanity is delegated to her children.
- At a Rank of B, this Skill is furthermore a declaration of the holder’s presence across all of space-time, and thereby grants immunity against existential threats by way of time paradox or the instantaneous imposition of death.
- In the 7th Singularity of Fate/Grand Order, the 2nd Beast overcomes her restriction against landfall by use of Self-Modification -- altering her horns into wing-like appendages and taking flight. Upon the eradication of the Sea of Life within her immediate environs by the Divine Authority of Quetzalcoatl, she is able to spontaneously regenerate her domain by dispensing tides of the Black Mud from the base of her feet.
- Self-Modification (自己改造, Jikou Kaizou?) is a Skill that permits the 2nd Beast to remold her Saint Graph by use of the Black Mud of the Sea of Life. Growing from the scale of her standard Saint Graph (Femme Fatale), the 2nd Beast can assume the form of a Draconic creature of over 60 meters in height. In this form, the 2nd Beast obtains immunity against any attacks of a Rank of A++ or lower.
Sea of LifeEdit
- The Sea of Life (生命の海, Seimei no Umi?, localized as "Primordial Sea") is a Personal Skill that expresses the Divine Authority of the 2nd Beast as "the Sea From Which Life Itself is Sprung" (命を産む海, Inochi wo Umu Umi?). Being that the Sea cycles the True Ether of the Genesis of Earth (地球創世記, Chikyuu Souseiki?), the supply of Magical Energy available to the 2nd Beast's Magical Energy Reactor (魔力炉心, Maryoku Roshin?) is within the boundaries of the domain, unlimited. The movement by which the Sea of Life extends its domain is referred to as the Chaos Tide (ケイオスタイド, Keiosu Taido?).
- The substance of the Sea of Life is a Black Mud (黒い泥, Kuroi Doro?) that acts to pollute Saint Graphs (霊基, Reiki?, lit. "Spiritual Foundation"), fundamentally remaking any organism that enters unto the Sea a "Child of Tiamat" that bears an arbitrary selection of the following skills: Self-Modification (自己改造, Jiko Kaizou?), Environmental Modification (生態変化, Seitai Henka?, lit. "modification of environment / ecology"), Environmental Fusion (生態融合, Seitai Yuugou?, lit. "fusion unto environment / ecology"), and Unit Mitosis (個体増殖, Kotai Zoushoku?, lit. "Reproduction of Individual Entities"). Upon emergence from the Mud, the Children of Tiamat are imposed with a cellular-level Geis — a Nitrogenous Base Contract (塩基契約, Enki-Keiyaku?) — automatically rendering them as enemies of Man. Servants are no exception to the process.
- In the 7th Singularity of Fate/Grand Order, Kingu refers to the Sea as the Primordial Organism (原初の生命, Gensho no Seimei?, lit. "the first life") and the Sea of Chaos (混沌の海, Konton no Umi?) -- further stating that, amongst practitioners of Magecraft, the Black Mud is the substance referred to as the Mud of the Grail (聖杯の泥, Seihai no Doro?).
- Nega-Genesis (ネガ・ジェネシス, Nega Jeneshisu?) is a Skill of the same variety as the 6th Beast's Nega-Messiah (ネガ・メサイヤ, Nega Mesaiya?). It is expressed in the manifestation of a generation of a Conceptual Bounded Field (概念結界, Gainen Kekkai?) that rejects the evolutionary course (進化, Shinka?) and the Genesis of the Earth (地球創世, Chikyuu Sousei?) expressed within the proper continuity of the History of Man (人類史, Jinrui-shi?), consequently proffering a nullification against the Noble Phantasms of any Servants generated as an output of the above processes. Specifically speaking, a barrier takes root against the Noble Phantasms of Servants with the attributes “Human” and “Star”.
- Monstrous Strength (怪力, Kairiki?) is a Skill that permits the augmentation of its holder's Strength, borne of the holder's nature as a monster. In the circumstance of the 2nd Beast, this Skill is expressed at its highest level. As of assuming Draconic form by way of reshaping the Black Mud of the Sea of Life, the 2nd Beast attains the Strength of a Titan.
- Romani Archaman and Gilgamesh hypothesize that Tiamat's existence as the Mother of Genesis (原初の母, Genshou no Haha?) renders as a Law of Nature (自然の法則, Shizen no Housoku?) the "fact" that she is "the first to be born into the World, and the last to die." That is to say, so long as other life exists within the same "World" as Tiamat, she may definitionally be incapable of dying.
- Romani Archaman terms this capability "Paradox Restoration" (逆説的復元, Gyakusetsu-teki Fukugen?) -- and for the purpose of neutralizing the phenomenon, Gilgamesh plots to entrap Tiamat within the Underworld (冥界, Meikai?, lit. "World of Death") domain of Ereshkigal, making use of its nature as a "World" wherein the only "life" that is properly recognized to exist are those existences subjectively defined as "the Living" (生者, Shouja?) at Ereshkigal's whim. Furthermore, as the domain was in part originally created to restrain and confine rogue gods, the Sanctions of the Underworld (冥界の刑罰, Meikai no Keibatsu?) exert a strong Anti-Divinity effect by default, and would therefore hypothetically weaken Tiamat.
- In practice, however, it is unclear that Paradox Restoration is indeed one of Tiamat's actual capabilities, or whether the actions taken against her were in fact effective in neutralizing the phenomenon.
Creation and ConceptionEdit
It is a digression, but Tiamat was taken into consideration as a boss of a raid event when planning “Fate/Grand Order” in 2014. She is an anthropomorphism of the sea, someone similar to a generator that produces powerful Magical Beasts, and she was depicted as an unequalled beautiful woman that dissolves into the chaotic mud. During the moment Beast II appears, “Fate/Grand Order’s” image… becomes a fun Starship Troopers. It is also a service character that makes a homage to Dark Sakura of “Fate/stay night”. Revising that design is for some reason, two times more appealing, as long as you can see “Ah, it is a genealogy of that Dark Sakura.”
Comment from IllustratorEdit
"I joined together rivers/harvests and destruction (clear streams and sludge) growing wild as in the color image (of the black + red stripes) of Dark Sakura. I aimed at a simple silhouette of a little girl with gigantic horns + hiding her breasts.
Monster Form: For the MAP plan and on the occasion of expressing her parts, I crammed as many details of gigantic structures in order to potentially put them for another use. (I was thinking something like walking on a road above her horns.)"
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34
 Fate/Grand Order - Tiamat (Beast II) Profile [T]
Tiamat - Beast II
Illustrator and Voice actor
Illustrator: Kotetsu Yamanaka
Voice Actor: Aoi Yūki
Noble Phantasm: -
One of the creator deities of Mesopotamian myth.
The gods were born from the union of the freshwater Abzu and the saltwater Tiamat. Then, the gods rebelled against their father, and seized authority over the world from him.
Tiamat quietly approved of her children’s actions. It was proof that her love for her children outweighed her love for her husband.
However, the gods then turned their blades on Tiamat. Tiamat wailed and raged, birthing eleven new Magical Beasts to oppose the gods.
At the end of the war, Tiamat and the Eleven Beasts were destroyed.
The gods split Tiamat’s corpse in two, and used them to form the heavens and earth. It is said that this ritual created the world of humans.
Unlock: Primal Planet, Admiring the Sky
Height/Weight: 160 cm ~ 74000000 km²(3)・??kg
Source: Ancient Mesopotamian Mythology
Alignment: Chaotic Evil Gender: Female
The black mud is also included in Tiamat’s height. However, the mud is made of imaginary numbers, so her weight is unquantifiable.
Meanwhile, Tiamat’s volume is infinite. In other words, she is a four-dimensional pocket.
Unlock: Primal Planet, Admiring the Sky
Tiamat is the womb that was cast aside after the world was created.
She is the Maternal Sea who was used as the soil to give birth to life, but once the Earth’s environment settled and ecosystems were established, Tiamat was deemed unnecessary and driven out into the world of imaginary numbers. (The Inner World. Lifeless imaginary number space, not a parallel universe.)
Because the Earth’s ecosystems were established, Tiamat, who randomly designs life, was no longer needed.
The goddess became nothing more than an obstacle to the process by which life forms acquired the intelligence determined by the planet.
Since then, Tiamat has been waiting in the world of imaginary numbers for her chance to return to Earth.
Unlock: Primal Planet, Admiring the Sky
- Authority of the Beast: A
This can be considered an anti-humanity Skill.
It is an ability that is especially effective against Heroic Spirits, Divine Spirits, and all things born from the mother’s body.
This Skill is not possessed solely by the Second Beast, but also by all Magical Beasts she gives birth to.
- Independent Manifestation: B
The Skill to manifest independently in the current world.
Seven days after manifestation, the Indian Ocean will be smothered black.
Once Tiamat manifests, she unceasingly gives birth to Magical Beasts, and sets out to devour humanity.
However, the body of the Second Beast is the ocean itself, so it cannot move onto land. Instead, it is her children’s role to mop up the human race.
Furthermore, this Skill is an expression of the holder’s presence across all of space-time, rendering her immune to attacks by methods such as time travel paradoxes, and canceling out all instant death attacks as well.
- Self-Modification: EX
Tiamat can remold her own Saint Graph using the black Sea of Life.
Her body can grow from its standard Saint Graph (Femme Fatale) into that of a dragon over 60 meters in length.
Once Tiamat becomes a dragon, attacks against her of A++ rank or lower are nullified.
Unlock: Primal Planet, Admiring the Sky
- Sea of Life: EX
The Second Beast itself is the sea which gives rise to life.
It cycles the True Ether of primordial Earth, so its mana supply within this sea is infinite.
All who are caught and drowned in the black mud are randomly assigned the following Skills: Self-Modification, Life Transformation, Life Fusion, and Individual Multiplication.
Once these organisms exit the sea to make landfall, they are forced into a cellular-level geis — a nitrogenous base contract (amino-geis) — and automatically become enemies of humankind.
- Nega-Genesis: A
A Skill of the same type as Nega-Messiah, which is possessed by the Sixth Beast.
It is a conceptual bounded field which completely overturns modern evolutionary theory and the predictions of Earth’s genesis.
Thanks to this ability, the Second Beast has acquired a strong resistance to the Noble Phantasms of Servants created by correct human history.
- Monstrous Strength: A++
One’s ability as a monster. This Skill raises the user’s Strength.
It is at about the highest possible level. This is why Tiamat’s Strength is that of a titan when she makes the black mud into her body and manifests in her draconic form.
Unlock: Primal Planet, Admiring the Sky
With the collapse of the cornerstone of anthropic principle, Tiamat managed to return to this world with the power of the Holy Grail. And yet, she was in middle of a slumber.
Setting aside wherever it was caused by Merlin’s magecraft, she awoke from that sleep due to the attack from Chaldea and set out to eradicate mankind in accordance with her instincts.
While there is resentment・hatred・sadness for being discarded as someone who had already served her purpose, this is also a deed of indulging in the “joy” of once again repainting the Earth’s ecosystem and having everything come back to the mother.
Her Class was determined by this true nature described above.
The goddess of genesis and the likes are nothing but fake names.
Deserted by humans, this is one of the most rejected great disasters in human history.
Its name is Beast II.
One of the seven human vices, the beast carrying the principle of "regression."
Unlock: Primal Planet, Admiring the Sky
It is impossible to confirm if Tiamat possesses anything resembling a personality.
Perhaps she lost her intellect, or perhaps she never had one to begin with. Either is acceptable.
The only meaning to her existence is to create, raise, and love her children. Thus, she set out to make war against humanity for declaring that it has no need for her.
It is the functioning of an extremely primitive system: “If I do not exterminate modern humanity, I will be killed.”
•Motivations・Attitude towards the Master
One of seven billion. An obvious target to be obliterated.
While the Second Beast is a repulsive invader to humanity, humans are terrifying aliens (extraterrestrials) to the Second Beast.
ティアマト - ビーストⅡ
- Authority of the Beast: A
- ↑ 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 Fate/Grand Order material IV - Tiamat, p.374-395, translated by Clyton at Beast's Lair.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Encyclopedia/Fate/EXTRA CCC
 Fate/Grand Order, 7th Singularity, Chapter 14 - the Sea of Dawn
1: My Lord, what precisely is the Abyss (深淵, Shinen?)?
2: Is there actually something further down than the Underworld?
There is. The World of Mesopotamia comprises of Heaven and Earth. That which here lies below the Earth known as the Underworld -- and deeper still there rests the Abyss.
The Abyss is an Ocean of Void (無の海, Mu no Umi?). It is from those dark waters that the God Apsu and the Goddess Tiamat manifested, crafting the World of Mesopotamia.
If it must be described, it is the Sea of Dawn (黎明の海, Reimei no Umi?), which existed before the creation of life.
Being that the God Enki has at present vacated his posting as the Administrator of the Abyss, were one to plunge into it now, there would be no returning.
It's the place where Lord Gilgamesh sought the Herb of Immortality (不老不死の霊草, Furou-Fushi no Reisou?), isn't it?
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3
 Fate/Grand Order, 7th Singularity, Chapter 21 - Prelude to the Final Stand
1: We're falling~!
Indeed, we're falling ... ! Below is -- I can't see it very clearly!
At this rate, we'll die to the plummet before the Goddess Tiamat!
Ereshkigal grants floatation.
I won't permit any such thing.
I hereby bestow to you the privilege to buoy yourself afloat (浮遊権, Fuyuu-ken?, lit. "Privelege of Floatation") within the Underworld (冥界, Meikai?).
Gather your mana (魔力, maryoku?, lit. "magical energy") at the base of your feet, and imagine a surface.
This should grant you a bit of capacity for flight.
Alright, I'll give it a try!
But I'm afraid that salutations will have to wait.
Look over there!
The Underworld is lit with lightning.
That's ... the Goddess Tiamat!?
We've successfully lured her into the Underworld!?
Indeed. Glance upwards. You can glimpse Uruk from here, can you not?
That Ishtar shattered the foundations of Uruk, causing it to collapse into the Underworld (here).
It's over 2000 meters to the surface ...
The Underworld of the Age of Divinities is amazing as expected -- though I'm not sure whether this place would be considered deep or shallow ...
No, more importantly -- what the hell is that!?
A heat source comparable in magnitude to Ishtar's Noble Phantasm is steadily consuming Tiamat!?
It's a defense mechanism (防衛機構, bouei kikou?) of the Underworld.
Any of the Living who trespass in this domain against my permissions are so afflicted.
This is a rule established by the World itself.
And once the process is begun, the end is certain -- even for the Goddess Tiamat.
In any case, what of Lord Gilgamesh (ギルガメッシュ王, Girugamesshu-Ou?, lit. "King Gilgamesh")?
Is it time yet to deliver the final blow?
The man ordered that we stand by until all parties arrive at their stations, but is that truly necessary?
Now would be the time to act, if our purpose is to secure a victory.
That's ... I definitely agree.
But Ereshkigal-san, Lord Gilgamesh is already ...
1: ... even so, if we don't fight
... yeah, I get it. Even if it's just us, we have to do this.
If you're ready, then let's begin!
Leave it to my disgression, for neither Lord Gilgamesh nor Ishtar are needed here and now!
Ereshkigal gathers energy.
I shall settle this alone ... !
O Gallu (ガルラ霊, Garura-rei?, lit. "Gallu Spirits") of the Underworld -- the Spears of Rot (腐敗の槍, Fuhai no Yari?, lit. "Spears of Putrefaction / Degeneration") arrayed before me!
Against that which trespasses, let us bring down the Iron Hammer of the Underworld (冥界の鉄槌, Meikai no Tettsui?)!
All hands, engage!
Destruction rains upon Tiamat.
What say you? I believe it's good as finished. Even the Goddess Tiamat is within the Underworld merely a goddess.
Before the combined onslaught of myself and the Gallu, not a single being -- a single --
Chaos Tide manifests.
Wha -- what --
Chaos Tide (ケイオスタイド, Keiosu Taido?), compromising (侵食, Shinshoku?, lit. "eroding / encroaching") the Underworld!
This is bad! If we leave it alone, the Underworld will be overtaken!
And that's not all ... what is this?
Beast II Saint Graph (霊基, Reiki?, lit. "Spiritual Foundation") signature -- rapidly dilating (膨張, bouchou?, lit. "expanding / swelling")!
The Divine Regression (神代回帰, Jindai Kaiki?, lit. "Regression to the Age of Divinities") of the Saint Graph has advanced unto the Jurassic Era (ジュラ紀, Jura-Ki?).
That's no longer a Divinity (神性, Jinsei?, lit. "Divine Nature")! Unmistakably, it's the very Corpus of a God (神の体, Kami no Karada?, lit. "Flesh of God")!
Eh, eh, eh -- !?
Wh- what's happened!?
Is it something that I've done -- !?
Saint Graph Dilation Operations (霊基膨張工程, Reiki Bouchou Koutei?) has ceased. Continuous reactivation (連続再起動, Renzoku Saikidou?) of Mana Reactor (魔力炉心, Maryoku Roshin?) confirmed ... !
Injuries incurred by the plummet into the Underworld are regenerating!
-- it's come ... ! This is --
This is the true appearance of Beast II!
Tiamat emerges from the Mud, having assumed her Draconic Corpus.
Clouds of Lahmu spill forth.
The Goddess Tiamat is releasing Lahmu (ラフム, Rahumu?) from her flesh!
They're spreading across the Underworld!
It's impossible, right!? No matter how I look at it, it's impossible!
If it's only us, there's no way we can defeat something like that!
More than that, the tide is upon us!
The Underworld will be taken from me -- !
Don't be sayin' sad things, Sukapon-ta~n! Ain'tcha the Goddess of the Land of Death, nya~!?
Lahmu killed by a spear.
Jaguar Man appears.
That's right! It's a bird; it's a balloon -- no, it's merely your imagination!
I am the Tiger that dashes across the Underworld -- the one that they call JAGUAR MAAAAN!!
1: You're kinda burnt!?
A whole buncha stuff happened, so I'll explain later!
In any case, you did well getting this far, Gudako-san!
2: You came dashing to me!
Yeah, uh-huh. And I totally don't mind the fact that you didn't give me a shout when you got back to Uruk, so don't worry about that.
In any case, you did well getting this far, Gudako-san!
A tiger! A tiger has appeared in the Underworld!
Inconcievable! Is such a thing commonplace in the lands afar!?
It's a thing alright, little girly!
And less chitterin' already! Get back to blastin' away with that awesome attack o' yours!
B- but, it's completely without effect ... !
And the total energy output of the Underworld is dropping off!
Has to be done, even if it's without effect!
Listen up. No matter what it looks like, that right there is the Goddess Tiamat in her very weakest state!
Us! Right here, right now! If we don't do somethin' about this, it ain't just Humanity that's gonna be done for. It'll be bye-bye for the Earth itself!
If she gets back ta the surface in that state she's in right now?
In less than a day, the whole planet's gonna be swimmin' in Black Mud (黒泥, Kokutei?).
That can't be ... Doctor, what she said just now ...
It's the truth!
As of right now, the Chaos Tide has already subsumed the majority of the Underworld!
It can't be permitted to reach the surface! By some means or another, we have to put an end to it right here!
Thankfully, the Chaos Tide and the Lahmu are both of the same existence as Tiamat, and don't actually qualify as "seperate organisms."
So long as she remains within the Underworld, the act of killing Tiamat shouldn't be negated by way of Paradox Restoration (逆説的復元, Gyakusetsu-teki Fukugen?)!
But, there's already so much Mud!
In such circumstances, how precisely are we to properly engage --
What in the world -- !?
Flowers cover the Black Mud.
1: Flowers are blooming ...
2: These flowers. It can't be ... !
The Divine Authority (権能, Kennou?) invested within the Chaos Tide has ceased operation!?
No -- the function (機能, Kinou?) of the Authority's run its course, and the Tide's become nothing more than normal mud!
It sounds impossible, but --
These flowers -- they're somehow depleting (枯渇, kokatsu?, lit. "becoming drained / exhausted") the Goddess Tiamat of her power (力, chikara?, lit. "power, in the sense of an ability possessed")!
Good! Seems that I've made it in time -- !
And to Archaman of the uninspired imagination, I have only this to say!
If you desire to neutralize the Sea From Which Life Itself is Sprung (命を産む海, Inochi wo Umu Umi?), you need only make use of the Life that it births -- investing it within creatures small and innocuous!
This is of course where I come in!
The Magician of the Flowers (花の魔術師, Hana no Majutsu-shi?) arrives, come to make true upon his appellation (二つ名, Futatsu-Na?)!
Merlin drops to the ground before the protagonists.
How are you here!? It can't be that you were resummoned (再召喚, sai-shoukan?)!? No-no-no!
Hahaha, of course not.
It's impossible that I would be resummoned.
This is something a lot less complicated.
I'm the actual Merlin -- the authentic article.
In a rush, I've run here all the way from Avalon (アヴァロン, Avaron?)!
1: This man got here on foot!
2: So, you could actually run here!
Yeah. Seeing as the World's been reduced to a tabula rasa (白紙状態, Hakushi Joutai?, lit. "state of being white paper") by the Incineration of the Common Sense of Man (人理焼却, Jinri Shoukyaku?), I was able to sneak here by way of the Faerielands (妖精郷, Yousei-Kyou?)!
I absolutely despise sad farewells. No matter what, I wouldn't permit a parting by death.
Consequently, I've bent my principles (信条, shinjou?) a bit, and escaped the tower of my imprisonment (幽閉塔, Yuuhei Tou?, lit. "Prison Tower").
Of course, it was for the sake of meeting you all.
Yes! We were waiting for you, Merlin-san!
It's a happy thing that we were able to meet each other again!
Beast II -- dorsal Wing-Horns (角翼, Kakuyoku?) deployed!
See that? With Merlin's provocations, she's decided to get serious on us!
Even if we've prevented Beast II from subsuming the Underworld, her Primary Corpus is still free to act!
She's ascending to Uruk -- to the surface!
1: Her wings have regenerated ... !
2: Merlin, isn't there something you can do!?
... hm. It took the labors of two goddesses to slow the advance of the Primary Corpus (真体, Shintai?, lit. "True Body").
Using the city of Uruk itself as bait, we've lured her to entrapment within the depths of the Underworld.
We've restricted (拘束, Kousoku?) her with the Chain of Heaven (天の鎖, Ten no Kusari?); with the Sanctions of the Underworld (冥界の刑罰, Meikai no Keibatsu?) --
and with my flowers, which are merely beautiful.
Gudako-kun -- and Heroic Spirits all.
For the purpose of reaching this juncture, we have indeed played many a hand.
However, it still isn't enough.
That is a being that is yet to to know Fear (恐怖, Kyoufu?) -- yet to know the meaning of Predation (天敵, Tenteki?, lit. "natural enemy / predator").
She is yet to know the Death (死, Shi?) that He Is Become.
He ... ?
Is there somebody else coming to help?
Oh, indeed there is.
One final trump, held in reserve.
And so, who was it that called Him here, do you suppose?
It wasn't Lord Gilgamesh. It certainly wasn't the Grail of the King of Magecraft (魔術王の聖杯, Majutsu-Ou no Seihai?).
... It shouldn't be necessary to explain it, really.
It was you, Gudako-kun.
He mentioned that it was to repay a favor owed to you that he abandoned (捨てる, suteru?) the Station of the Crown (冠位, Kan'i?, lit. "Crown Position").
And the enemy that stands before us is an Evil of Man (人類悪, Jinrui-Aku?) -- a Beast (ビースト, Bi-suto?).
From the very start, the requisite conditions for his manifestation in this land were met.
The battles that you've fought until now have not been without meaning.
-- It can't be.
You mean, the one that suppressed Gudako's vital signature (生命反応, Seimei Han'ou?, lit. "Life Reaction") when she entered the Underworld was ... !
Glance heavensward, O Sea of Genesis (原初の海, Genshou no Umi?, lit. "Primordial Ocean")!
For there, your Death (死神, Shinigami?, lit. "Death God") awaits!
Ziusudra overlooks the Underworld from Uruk.
... That which cannot die, cannot be said to have lived -- for a life absent of mortality cannot be life.
Yours is an eternity without advance -- a stagnation of endless slumber.
O Beast of Calamity (災害の獣, Saigai no Juu?) -- Evil born of Man.
Your rejection (排斥, Haiseki?) is in the end founded (根底, Kontei?, lit. "foundation") in the very benevolence (慈愛, Jiai?, lit. "love / affection") by which you sought to impose Regression (回帰, Kaiki?).
Though the Station of the Crown is to me unnecessary, there dwells within this blade the Proof of the Strongest (最強の証, Saikyou no Akashi?).
Ziusudra reveals himself as the Old Man of the Mountain.
Old Man of the Mountain:
A Goddess fallen unto beasthood you may be, but being that you are indeed the Mother of Genesis (原初の母, Genshou no Haha?), it is only proper that I give my name.
-- of the Abyss of the Shadowed Valley (幽谷の淵, Yuukoku no Fuchi?), I come to entreat (馳走, chisou?) you with the darkness of Death (暗き死, Anki Shi?).
I am Hassan-i-Sabbah (ハサン・サッバーハ, Hasan Sabba-ha?) -- the Old Man of the Mountain (山の翁, Yama no Okina?).
The Old Man of the Mountain leaps into the crevice of the Underworld.
Old Man of the Mountain:
The Evening Bell (晩鐘, Banshou?) tolls with your name.
Unto the Will of the Heavens (天命, Tenmei?), I consign those wings -- !
The Old Man of the Mountain cuts at Tiamat's wings, eliciting a cry.
-- Beast II Saint Graph Pattern (霊基パターン, Reiki Pata-n?), undergoing reorganization (変化, henka?, lit. "Change") ...
This is incredible ... He didn't merely cut away the Wing-Horns of the Goddess Tiamat; he imposed upon her "the Concept of Death" (死の概念, Shi no Gainen?)!
The physical scale (規模, kibo?) of the Goddess Tiamat remains unchanged, but the underlying Saint Graph has conformed to the standard pattern of a Servant!
She can be defeated!
As of this moment, the complete annihilation of Beast II has become a possibility!
Romani! I've got a read (特定, tokutei?, lit. "identification") on the Saint Graph Core (霊基核, Reiki-Kaku?)!
A bit stereotypical, but it's inside the head! The Saint Graph Core lies not within the heart, but within the brain of the Goddess Tiamat!
-- You hear that, Gudako!?
Target the head of the Beast II.
This is the true and final battle of attrition!
Tiamat sings, releasing a new wave of Lahmu.
Indeed -- and as expected of the Beast II.
In coming finally to appreciate the worth of a life, she has begun to resist in earnest!
Maximizing the birthing of the Lahmu, the Primary Corpus approaches the Walls of the Underworld (冥界の壁, Meikai no Kabe?)!
She intends to climb to the surface!
1: I'm not going to let you escape!
2: But before that, we're definitely going to ... !
Yes, that is indeed the case!
This is well and truly our last chance!
Mashu, Gudako-kun. The salutations of our reuniting can wait until later!
We come now to face the storm itself! Are you ready to make a stand?
-- Yes! Of course we are, Magician of the Flowers!
And Sempai -- I judge that this is the final confrontation (最後の局面, Saigo no Kyokumen?) of the Seventh Singularity (第七特異点, Dai-Shichi Tokuiten?)!
Though I'm weak of heart, please give me my orders, Master!
In order to repay the trust of all of those who have invested their faith in us up until this point --
I'll do everything within my power to shatter that Calamity (災害, Saigai?)!
1: Yeah, let's get to it, Mashu!
This is amazing ... ! My Underworld is filled with so many flowers!
-- no, that isn't right. This isn't the time or place for that.
Now that I've reestablished Jurisdiction (支配権, Shihai-ken?) over the Underworld --
I suppose it's fine. Consider this a one-time service.
I hereby bestow to you all the Privelege of Mobility (行動権利, Koudou Kenri?) within the Underworld, and the reinforcement of all strengths and capabilities (全強化, Zen-Kyouka?, lit. "complete reinforcement")!
As the Mistress of the Underworld (冥界の女主人, Meikai no Onna-Shujin?), I, Ereshkigal, so beseech!
O Heroes of the Surface (地上の勇者, Chijou no Yuusha?), let fall the Iron Hammer (鉄槌, Tettsui?) upon that Wyrm (魔竜, Maryuu?, lit. "Demonic Dragon")!
By the hands of you Humans who have unto the distant future marched, let Heaven and Earth by a linchpin (楔, kusabi?) be joined!
ここで！ 私たちが！ なんとかしないと人類終了どころか地球終了のお知らせよ！
げぇぇぇ、マ――リン！？なんでキミが！？ まさか再召喚！？ いやいやいや！