Ergo (エルゴ, Erugo?) is a character appearing in The Adventures of Lord El-Melloi II.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

Ergo was created long ago by the Crudelis family of Atlas, Wuzhiqi of the Summit Court, and a mage from the Wandering Sea. Because of the method of creation he has several gods within him after devouring their flesh. All three gods within him, one of which is Sun Wukong, have the shared themes of "water gods" and "hands".[1]

Wuzhiqi refers to herself as Ergo's mother. As Atlas, which seeks to prevent the end of the world, was involved, Lord El-Melloi II deduces that that means Ergo was created to prevent whatever doomsday scenario the Crudelis family foresaw.[2] Wuzhiqi on the other hand wants to devour him.[1]

Rin Tohsaka found Ergo floating in the ocean with amnesia, and named him Ergo as it was the only word he could remember when she found him.[3] Lord El-Melloi II takes him in as a temporary student; temporary both because Ergo is not a mage, and because El-Melloi II plans on quitting teaching soon.[4]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Ergo has amnesia. When Lord El-Melloi II asked if that caused any problems in daily life, Ergo only responded that sometimes he gets hungry.[3] Gray describes his personality as puppy-like, such as allowing children to play around him and cut his hair.[4]

Even though he has only known Rin, El-Melloi II, and Gray for a short time, because of his amnesia they make up a large part of his memories and so he cares a lot about them.[4] Gray in turn compares Ergo to being like a little brother when she is taking care of him while he's unconscious, and the two bond over their similar pasts.[2]

He gets hungry often. When Gray uses her Dragon Core, Ergo's blood boils and he becomes hyperfixated on how much he wants to devour her.[4] Even when she isn't using it, he still looks at her intently when he's hungry.[2]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Ergo is described as a young man in his late teens.[3] After awakening Sun Wukong's power, his eyes turn fiery with gold pupils.[1]

Role[edit | edit source]

The Adventures of Lord El-Melloi II[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Ergo and Gray facing Latio's bone familiars.

Ergo ate the flesh of three gods, one each provided by the three families involved in his creation. One of them is known to be Sun Wukong. Due to these gods' factors, he can project six Phantom Hands from his back. Each pair of hands comes from one of the three families involved in his creation, and all six have unique traits. The upper right hand can cancel a magical formula on contact.[4] All six hands can combine into a larger hand capable of destroying half an island.[2]

Ergo's amnesia is caused by his memories being saturated. As gods have more information than what fits into a human, every time Ergo uses the powers of his Phantom Hands he has to open space inside him by removing his memories and personality. If done too much he will be completely replaced by the gods inside him, similar to the situation with Gray and King Arthur.[2]

Ruyi Jingu Bang[edit | edit source]

Ergo using the Ruyi Jingu Bang with his Divine Arms.

Ergo wields the Noble Phantasm of Sun Wukong, the Ruyi Jingu Bang (如意金箍棒?). With the incantation "I think, therefore I am" ("Cogito, ergo sum") he forms his Phantom Hands into two Divine Arms loaded with Wukong's Divine Core, and fires it as the Ruyi Jingu Bang. A pillar holding together the bottom of ocean, an item originally made to give form to what is vague: a Noble Phantasm that held a Texture in place, just like the Holy Spear Rhongomyniad. The area hit by the staff has the space around it fixed in place by Wukong's Authority, creating a solid block of air that pins the opponent in place. Ergo follows this up by turning the Divine Arms into drills that pierce through the solid space, tearing open a hole in the air that sucks in the space solidified by the staff.[1]

Other capabilities[edit | edit source]

He was able to regenerate from the right side of his head being blown off, though he was unconscious for several days afterward.[2]

Ergo's five senses and physical abilities are better than Lord El-Melloi II's even after El-Melloi II has reinforced his own with magecraft.[4]

Ergo learns new languages as he speaks. When Rin first found him the only word he knew was "ergo", but by the time she introduced him to Lord El-Melloi II and Gray he could speak English, Malay, Tamil, and Chinese. His English initially had a Singaporean accent, but over his short conversation with El-Melloi II he started speaking in a British accent.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Adventures of Lord El-Melloi II Volume 1: The Man Who Devoured God - Chapter 4
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 The Adventures of Lord El-Melloi II Volume 1: The Man Who Devoured God - Chapter 3
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 The Adventures of Lord El-Melloi II Volume 1: The Man Who Devoured God - Chapter 1
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 The Adventures of Lord El-Melloi II Volume 1: The Man Who Devoured God - Chapter 2
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