Gods are a staple part of the Shinza Banshou Franchise. Gods are beings whose souls have reached a high enough quality that they can manipulate and control reality based on their deepest and strongest desires, their Law.
There are two types of gods: Hegemony Gods and Transcendence Gods.
A Hegemony God's law expands outwards. They are basically living universes, constantly expanding to encompass all of creation. That being the case, only one Hadou God can exist at a time under normal circumstances because if two or more existed, the strongest one would inevitably consume the weaker ones and continue expanding. Hadou Gods are capable of reaching the Throne.
A Transcendence God's Law is internalized. This allows them to change the reality inside themselves and ignore a Hadou God's Law entirely. Gudou Gods can not reach the throne, but, unlike Hadou Gods, multiple Gudou gods can exist at once without having to fight.
Pseudo-Gods, while not the official term used, are beings that have not actually achieved godhood themselves, but instead achieve it through a connection to one who has. They are typically less powerful then actual gods as their strength is determined by the god who they are connected to.
- The Longinus Dreizehn Orden are all elevated to Pseudo-Gods upon Reinhard reaching Aziltuth.
- Shirou Yusa becomes a Pseudo-God upon Ren reaching Atziluth.
The act of achieving godhood, known as Atziluth in Dies Irae and Taikyoku in Kajiri Kamui Kagura, is when a being manages to elevate themselves to become a god. How one does it can vary from person to person, with the Morningstar achieving it by rewriting time, and the Eternal Moment and the Golden Beast achieving it through the use of Ewigkeit. However, some people are naturally born with souls powerful enough to achieve godhood upon the death of their mortal body, such as Marie and Hajun.
A god's power can be recorded by a unit of measurement. These values of power are known as Taikyoku Values. Should a god have a higher value than another (Ex. Higher one has a value of 2 whereas the Lower one has a value of 1), the one with higher Taikyoku will always reign supreme to that of the God with the lower value.
Known Taikyoku Values:
- Hajun (w/Tumor), Habaki Sakagami (Boosted by both Hajun and Tumor): Immeasurable
- Tenma Yato (At his peak): 100
- Mercurius, Reinhard Heydrich (Rea's Route), Ren Fuji (Rea's Route), Marie: 90
- Reinhard (Marie's Route), Ren (Marie's Route), Nerose Satanel, Seventh Heaven: 80
- Tenma Yato (Weakened): 70
- Habaki Sakagami, Rindou Koga, Yakou Madara: 65 (Post-Hajun)
- Soujirou Mibu, Shiori Kujou, Ryuusui Mikado: 60 (Post-Hajun)
- Tenma Ootake: 50
- Tenma Sukuna: 47
- Tenma Tokoyo: 44
- Tenma Akuro, Tenma Morei: 40
- Tenma Numahime: 36
- Tenma Momiji: 33
- Tenma Awaumi: 2