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 in EC 137, the vessel transformed into a knife and was used by Crim to kill Sateriasis Venomania, injuring him despite his protection from the Demon of Lust. After staging a coup and establishing a "legitimate" Marlon government, Kachess kept the vessel in the Marlon Royal Family.
Disappearance of Conchita
Around the turn of the 4th century EC, Prince Carlos Marlon discovered the magical capabilities of the Key when combined with other ingredients; using powder shavings acquired by sharpening the vessel, the prince created an elixer 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. The murder-suicide attempt failed though and Banica survived, although severely weakening the Demon of Gluttony.
Story of Evil
In the 5th century EC, an Asmodean soldier came into possession of the key and later died during a war in EC 468. The vessel was then kept as a keepsake by his daughter, Yvette, and she often played with it. In EC 477, the key transformed into a golden knife for the enraged Yvette and she murdered her stepfather with it. After coming to her sense, she fled with it and later founded the Held Monastery in Lucifenia. Yvette then, along with the friar and the director, sealed the key in the monastery. At some point, the vessel 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. The Demon of Wrath, masquerading as Michaela, encouraged her to avenge her death; Clarith prepared to stab the sobbing Rin 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, using the knife to cut Rin's hair instead. Sometime after, the vessel disappeared from the monastery.
Leviantan Civil War
Around EC 982, the vessel came in contact with Nemesis Sudou and she became possessed by the Demon of Wrath. Enraged at Gallerian Marlon for having her kill her lover, Nemesis swore vengeance on her father. In August of EC 983, she confronted Gallerian within his burning home and demanded he repent for his crimes. Faced with his refusal, the assassin placed the gun to his head and prepared to shoot.
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 over time. Similarly, shaving the key creates a powder holding its magic which acts as a deadly poison, making it just as effective when ingested by a normal person or a demon possessing its victim. The powder can also be combined with other substances with various effects, creating an amazing healing elixir when combined with a rare Marlon octopus.
Like all the Demons of Sin, the Demon of Wrath resides in its vessel even when attached to a human and is the source of its magical power. In order to seal the demon, it must be sealed in its original vessel. 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. The demon's voice could only be heard by those who had the right to contract with it; similarly, once contracted, the demon and host could speak directly via thought.
Conceptualization and Origin
- 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.
- Although originally represented as green in Heartbeat Clocktower, Wrath was later represented by the color white in Chrono Story; it was again represented by the color green in Judgment of Corruption soon after.