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Annihilatus (殲滅白書 (Annihilatus) Senmetsu Hakusho (Annihilatus)?, lit. "Policy of Extermination") is the secret branch of the Russian Orthodox Church that deals with magic, specifically the disposal of spirits and such that should not exist. It is the Russian counterpart of the Anglican Church's Necessarius, which instead hunts witches.[1]

OrganizationEdit

The leadership of Annihilatus is separate from the Russian Orthodox Church unlike the Anglican Church, whose head, Laura Stuart, also leads Necessarius and therefore contributes to its role in its Church's structure. It is implied in Volumes SS1 and 18 that Annihilatus is only a side group within the Russian Orthodox Church and does not have much influence over it at all.[citation needed]

PrinciplesEdit

To Annihilatus, a wandering spirit should be eliminated, as it is "something that should not exist"[Notes 1] in this world,[1] as the soul is meant to go to heaven, hell or the purgatory, and not remain in the world.[2] Annihilatus normally forcibly erases demons, ghosts and other such phenomena rather than trying to "send them off" to the next world in a peaceful manner, regardless of their circumstances.[2] To do this, they won't hesitate to use Magic banned since Rasputin's corruption of the Russian government, and it isn't rare for them to destroy everything in the area their targets appear, leaving no remains and making major changes to the surrounding terrain.[3] Though they carry weapons and interrogation tools that are powerful against malign spirits, Annihilatus is not suited for interrogating and hunting down humans, if ever the situation calls for it.[1]

MembersEdit

NotesEdit

  1. The original Japanese light novels used the term あらざるもの (Arazaru mono?) to refer to these beings, which translates literally to "Awful Things", while the official English translation of Volume 12 by Yen Press uses the created term Unhallowed.

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