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King of the old ones

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Chaos is the King of the Old Ones and the primary antagonist in The Power of Five series.

OriginEdit

How Chaos came into being is unknown, but according to Dravid, Chaos lived on human misery for many years. Eventually, Chaos attempted to take over the world by driving the human race into extinction, but was defeated by five children with supernatural powers called the Gatekeepers. After his defeat, the Gatekeepers imprisoned Chaos in another dimension along with his minions, the Old Ones. The Gatekeepers then built Raven's Gate to prevent Chaos from escaping his extredimensional prison.

Raven's GateEdit

Even imprisoned, Chaos had human followers to release him. Two of them were Jayne Deverill and Sir Michael Marsh, who sought to free Chaos and the Old Ones from Raven's Gate by using the blood of one of the Gatekeepers, now reincarnated as teenagers. The two captured the gatekeeper Matt Freeman and Sir Michael Marsh used Matt's blood to open Raven's Gate. With Raven's Gate destroyed, Chaos finally escaped from his prison and crushed Michael to death, having outlived his usefulness. Chaos then proceeded to destroy Matt, who had killed Jayne Deverill, but an explosion caused by the destruction of the power plant caused Raven's Gate to be rebuilt and Chaos is re-imprisoned in his dimension.

Evil StarEdit

Another human follower of Chaos, named Diego Salamanda, sought to acquire the diary of Joseph of Córboda to open the portal to Chaos's prison in Peru, but was pursued by Matt and another Gatekeeper named Pedro. Diego successfully opened the portal, giving Chaos another chance to escape from his prison, but was killed by Matt and Pedro in the process. Chaos already broke free of his prison. Matt attempted to stop the monstrous entity and wounded Chaos in an ensuing battle, but Chaos easily gained the upper hand and nearly killed Matt. With his enemy unconscious, Chaos and the Old Ones fled and went into hiding, leaving Matt for dead, but he was saved by Pedro using his healing abilities.

NightriseEdit

Chaos appeared in a flashback. Jamie witnessed him start the war, then confronted and defeated him with the other gatekeepers. Chaos and the Old Ones were then incarcerated in another dimension to pay for their crimes. In the book, it is also revealed that his pawn Diego Salamanda is an agent of an organization called Nightrise, who sought to free Chaos to rule the world.

NecropolisEdit

At the end of Necropolis, it was Chaos went into hiding in an ice palace since his fight against Matt at the end of Evil Star. He gave the order to begin the world's destruction after the gatekeepers were separated by a flood and scattered across the world.

OblivionEdit

Chaos has set up his palace in Oblivion, Antartica. It is suggested that he was the one that manipulated the time span of ten years inbetween the Gatekeepers travelling through the door in Hong Kong and ending up in the seemingly post-Apocalyptic world.

He has summoned his minions to become soldiers for his army, including corrupt world leaders.

Chaos is so bent on revenge against Matthew Freeman, who wounded and therefore humiliated him in Evil Star, that he seems to forget about the other four Gatekeepers. He orders the Chairman of Nightrise Corporation to torture Matt and humilate him infront of the minions of the Old Ones.

After Richard Cole kills Matt by plunging the sacrificial tumi into his heart, and Scott Tyler sacrifices himself to open the 25th door in Oblivion. The Past Matt and Flint are brought forward in time to fight the Old Ones. They give the other Gatekeepers weapons and fight Chaos. They each embed their swords in him, forming a five pointed pentagram (their sign) and Chaos is vanquished.

Personality Edit

Chaos is merciless, amoral and sadistic. The demonic King of the Old Ones, he torments humanity for no other reason rather than sheer entertainment combined with overall loathing for the species in general. He treats his followers with no mercy, flippantly killing those loyal to him over plight annoyances or for small amusement. He is patient and cunning, instead of making himself and his followers presence aware in the world after he was freed he waits in the shadows, creating disasters, playfully tormenting with humanity and amassing more followers with influence to help find and kill the Five.

In his twisted way, Chaos is very intelligent. He can manipulate humans with ease to do his dirty work for him, moreover he preys on those corrupt to begin with and usually twists events to make it appear that humanity is evil or the world will end eventually anyway, he will promise them with great rewards but never truly feels any obligation to humans and instead will introduce them to a more gruesome fate. An example of his loyal followers are Jayne Deverill, Sir Michael Marsh, Diego Salamanda, the Nightrise Corporation, The Chairman, Father Gregory and Jonas Mortlake. Despite his intelligence, Chaos could be too arrogant and short-sighted at times. This led to both of his defeats, he believed his victory was certain after killing Sapling but wasn't aware that when a Gatekeeper is killed he or she is replaced by a past or future self. He proves incapable of learning from his mistakes and, despite it resulting in his defeat the first time, with Scott and Matt { both being dead he chose to gloat over his impending victory, forgetting that they would be replaced by their past selves.

TriviaEdit

  • Chaos is the only villain to appear in all five books.
  • Chaos is the archenemy of the Gatekeepers.

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