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Quote1 It would be nice if one could rest for a bit. I do believe that I'm getting too old for all of this. Quote2
— Kalrow about the war with the Gohma

Kalrow (カルロ, Karuro) is a Demigod and the strategist of the Seven Deities. His Mantra Affinity is Sloth. He was formerly one of the Eight Guardian Generals and former Guardian General of Sloth, who served the Army of Shinkoku and the Emperor to fight against the Gohma.

Appearance

AW - Kalrow

Kalrow is an old man with a long white beard, eyebrows that connects to his balding, pointed hair and has a monocle over his right eye, resembling a metal eye-patch with a black swirl on it. He bears white markings consisting of circular and linear designs on his hands and face. His age of appearance is stated to be 80. He wears robes which drape over his body and resemble the attire of a Buddhist monk. He also wields a staff that has wheels and a platform, functioning like a segway.

Personality

Kalrow is an indolent demigod with a tendency for complaining about the ongoing battles and the situations that occurred around him. He often referred to the factor of his age and how he felt he was getting old for battles, preferring to rest instead. He finds walking bothersome, so he uses his wheeled staff to move around. It is strongly implied that Kalrow is the God of Sloth.

Despite his indolence, Kalrow is very intelligent and cunning and a master tactician and strategist, and even organized the battle plans of the fleets of the Seven Deities as the "Great Tactician". As a sly but lazy tactician, Kalrow has others carry out what he has planned and rarely makes an effort to do anything himself. He generally uses his minions to confront his opponents on his behalf. He is also skilled in fooling others, especially with his illusions. Kalrow takes great pride in his strategies and claims them as flawless, but could easily be surprised when his plans were thwarted by an unprecedented issue (i.e. Asura wiping out his entire fleet, the Gohma destroying his ships, etc.).

Story

Kalrow was a member of the Eight Guardian Generals, but he preferred to stay out of the fighting. Kalrow was researching a more efficient way to easily manage the humans and the Gohma. He and Deus worked together on the plan to save Gaea, with Deus being the person who set it all in motion.

12,500 Years later

After Asura escaped Naraka, he met a young girl and the people of her village. Asura defended them from an attack of the Gohma, but soon after, Kalrow arrived with his soldiers to collect the souls of the people. Enraged by this deed, Asura killed Kalrow's soldiers and attacked his fleet which was flying in the sky. Kalrow let his fleet attack Asura, but the latter was too powerful and managed to wipe out the entire fleet. Kalrow managed to use an escape pod to flee, but Asura managed to grab on it. Kalrow begged for his life, but Asura crushed the escaped pod and Kalrow with it.

870 Million Years later

Kalrow later reincarnated into the modern world where he became an old, yet well-dressed and apparently wealthy man who caused trouble to the police by speeding on his Segway-esque vehicle.

Powers and Abilities

Kalrow is an elite demigod who was an integral member of the Seven Deities and the former Eight Guardian Generals. Although he does not wield any visible combat prowess like the other Deities, he is an excellent strategist and tactician. Kalrow is known to be technologically savvy and manages to avoid physical confrontations, relying on well-placed and realistic holograms and illusions, and using his large number of troops to defeat his opponents. According to the Official Complete Works Guidebook, Kalrow is also an accomplished swordsman, but was never shown displaying such skill.

As one of the Eight Guardian Generals and the Seven Deities, Kalrow possesses one of the eight Mantra affinities; the Mantra Affinity of Sloth.

Physical Abilities

Intellectual Genius & Master Strategist: While Kalrow is not as powerful as his fellow deities, his greatest skill is his vast intellect. Kalrow is a strategic mastermind and can create strategies and tactics that can turn the tide of any battle. Kalrow possesses supernatural intelligence that allows him to coordinate the flow of the battlefield. Although it was Deus who killed Emperor Strada and ordered Durga to be killed and Mithra captured, Kalrow created the sophisticated plan to overthrow the Emperor and seize control over Shinkoku, by expertly framing Asura for the Emperor's murder and convincing everyone that it was the truth.

Immortality: As a demigod and like all other demigods, Kalrow possessed immortality and was unable to age. He is 80 in body and mind, but would not age and his lifespan was eternal thanks to Mantra and his demigod physiology. He also could not be killed by conventional methods and could only be destroyed by other deities and the Gohma.

Vacuum Adaptation: As a demigod, Kalrow is able to survive in outer space unaided and without any form of discomfort.

Mantra

Mantra of Sloth: Kalrow's Mantra Affinity is Sloth. Like the other deities, he can harness the power of the Mantra to increase his physical attributes and destructive power. Kalrow is also able to manifest his halo to achieve greater power.

  • Halo: As all demigods who possess one of the eight Mantra affinities, Kalrow is able to activate his halo to unleash his full power.

Quotes

  • "It would be nice if one could rest for a bit. I do believe that I'm getting too old for all of this."--To himself about the War with the Gohma
  • "My strategies are flawless. There is no need for us to be on the front. You need but sit back and await our victory."--To Deus
  • "Mortals! The Gohma have defiled your land. Before your tarnished souls fall to Naraka. I shall guide you to Heaven."--To humans
  • "What could you accomplish by trying to hurt us? Enjoy your new lease on life."--To Asura
  • "With no plan, there is no victory. The age of beasts has long since ended."--To himself while escaping Asura
  • "W-Wait, Asura! We, the Seven Deities, have finally brought stability and order to our world! And above all, your daughter's power is the pillar that keeps it in place! (Pause) Wait, I say! Even you had fought to protect this world from the Gohma, yes? We are almost there, soon the Gohma will be no more! After the Great Rebirth, no more will need to be sacrificed! Yes! The world will be free from the threat of the Gohma, and we shall attain eternal paradise! (Pause) No!"--To Asura (Last Words)

Trivia

  • Kalrow is the oldest of the Seven Deities and Eight Guardian Generals.
  • Karlow’s appearance appears to be inspired by a tengu, a mythical creature from Shinto belief.
  • Kalrow's Septentrion is named "Phecda" (禄存), which corresponds to one of the seven stars that form the plough constellation and the larger Ursa Major constellation.
  • The plan to use Mithra as a source of power was Kalrow's doing.
  • Kalrow is one of the first Demigods who wanted Asura out of the way for defeating the Gohma with Deus.
  • Kalrow's name, altered from the original title, Karlow, is a derivation of the name 'Harlow'. The name, 'Harlow', which means 'army' in Old English, connects to Kalrow's position as a military figurehead and tactician.
    • Interestingly, his name is a phonetic anagram for the word "Warlock", which seems fitting given his resemblance to a stereotypical wizard.
  • The markings on Kalrow's body (as well as all of the race of the Demigods), are very similar to that of AmaterasuChibiterasu, and Shiranui from the Okami series.
  • The female officer, referred as "Policewoman", who scolds the reincarnated Kalrow for driving his Segway on the sidewalk in the epilogue is Chun-Li from the Street Fighter series.

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