After Eve Moonlit's death, her children, Hänsel and Gretel, split her Original Sin into seven fragments, each with its own Demon. Afterwards, the Sins were scattered across the world. The Demon of Wrath eventually inhabited a golden key as its vessel.
At some point, the vessel ended up in the hands of Yufina Marlon. Around EC 136, Yufina gave the key to Kachess Crim while she attended her husband's homecoming. Becoming aware of its powers, Kachess carried the vessel with him and later brandished it to Rajih, claiming it could even kill a "demon". Later on, the vessel transformed into a knife and was used by Crim to kill Sateriasis Venomania. After staging a coup and establishing a "legitimate" Marlon government, Kachess kept the vessel in the Marlon Royal Family.
Disappearance of ConchitaEdit
Around the turn of the 4th century EC, Carlos Marlon discovered the magical capabilities of the Key when combined with other ingredients, using powder acquired while sharpening the vessel to create an elixir that healed his ailments and cured his sickliness, ingesting the concoction regularly over the year to maintain its effects. He later used the powder to create a more potent poison so that he and his beloved, Banica Conchita, could die together.
Story of EvilEdit
In the 6th century EC, Yvette's father, a soldier, came into possession of the key and later died in a war. Left behind, the vessel was kept by Yvette and she would play with it often. In EC 477, the transformed into a golden knife for the enraged Yvette. Filled with wrath, Yvette murdered her stepfather to protect Gast Venom before coming to her senses and fleeing with it. After the foundation of the Held Monastery in Lucifenia, Yvette and the friar spoke with the director about the vessel before sealing it in the monastery.
At some point, the vessel somehow escaped its seal. Later on, Clarith took the vessel, in the form of a knife, from the cupboard in her room at the monastery. Under the vessel's influence, Clarith slowly approached Rin from behind on the nearby coast. With encouragement from the Demon of Wrath masquerading as Michaela, she prepared to stab the sobbing Rin and but was stopped by the spirit of Allen Avadonia.
Restrained, Clarith turned to Michaela for help and saw the scowling false persona before her. Disillusioned by the Demon of Wrath's facade, Clarith awakened from the demon's possession and used the knife to cut Rin's hair instead. After Abyss I.R. possessed Mikina Freesis in EC 505, the vessel disappeared from the monastery.
The inhabitants of Evil's Theater began searching for the final vessel. When asked by the Master of the Court if she knew its location, Ma claimed it changed shapes and owners through out time but believed it was in the possession of the Master of the Hellish Yard. Hearing this, the Servants called for everyone to search everywhere for the Master who held "every key".
Similar to the other vessels of sin, the Key influences its owner's anger and rage, often putting them in a vicious frenzy. This is sometimes achieved by whispering words of encouragement to them or its Demon assuming the form of a loved one and goading them on. It is capable of possessing its owner.
The Golden Key has the ability to shapeshift in reaction to the passions of its wielder. When exposed to rage, it turns into a knife, a weapon capable of killing strong individuals, regarded as being even more powerful than Abyss I.R. The key also is extremely dangerous for the other Demons of Sin, capable of weakening and possibly even killing the demons. Similarly, shaving the key creates a powder holding its magic makes it just as effective when ingested by a person a demon possesses. The powder can also be combined with other substances with various effects, creating an amazing healing elixir when combined with a rare Marlon octopus and an even more toxic poison when combined with a toxin.
The Demon of Wrath can mimic the form and voice of its host's loved ones, but has a devil-like expression regardless of its appearance.
Conceptualization and OriginEdit
- The Sin's name and its effects are derived from Wrath of the Seven Deadly Sins.
- The vessel is likely a reference to The Golden Key, a Brothers Grimm's fairytale; the tale itself ends on a cliffhanger, telling the reader they have to wait until the boy unlocks the small iron box with the golden key.
- For a large period of time, the fairytale was placed at the very end of the brothers' book, referencing the release order of the Wrath song in the Seven Deadly Sins Series.
- The Golden Key's ability to shapeshift may refer to the unstable and volatile nature of Wrath.
- The key's use as a knife for murder parallels the theme of vicious acts of justice or retributation that have gone awry such as the brutal stabbings of Julius Caesar and Empress Elisabeth of Austria.
- Clarith came close to being possessed by the Demon of Wrath, but was prevented from acting under its influence by Allen; in Heartbeat Clocktower, a character represented by the Vocaloid GUMI gets possessed sometime before EC 990.
- Wrath was originally represented by the color white in Chrono Story; it was later represented by the color green in Judgment of Corruption.