The God's Right Seat Arc (also referred to as the Vs. Roman Catholic Church Arc) is a long over-arching story cycle in the Toaru Majutsu no Index series. It pertains to stories and events related to the organization known as God's Right Seat.
Starting with Vento of the Front's introduction at the end of La Regina del Mare Adriatico Arc, the arc spans several other arcs and events that occur in the timeline up until the defeat of Fiamma of the Right in World War III. Although not often times directly involved in events and story arcs themselves, their influence and effects on the story can be felt regardless.
The God's Right Seat Arc is the last arc personally named by the author and creator, Kamachi Kazuma in the original light novels. The other being the Dark Side of Academy City Arc that encompasses story arcs related to the science side, and the British Royal Family Arc that encompasses Carissa's rebellion.
List of story arcs and events that fall under the God's Right Seat Arc.
Introduces the first member of God's Right Seat, Vento of the Front at the end of the arc.
- Light Novels: OT Volume 11
- Manga Chapters: 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96
- Anime Episodes: II-14, II-15, II-16
- Light Novels: OT Volume 12 and OT Volume 13
- Manga Chapters: 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116
- Anime Episodes: II-17, II-18, II-19, II-20, II-21, II-22, II-23
God's Right Seat does not appear, but their actions in the previous arc has allowed Skill-Out to use the strained Academy City defenses to their advantage.
God's Right Seat does not appear, but their actions in the previous arc has forced a conference between the Anglican Church and the Russian Orthodox Church regarding their possible alliances in the event of a war between the forces of Academy City and the Roman Catholic Church.
The second member of God's Right Seat, Terra of the Left, serves as the major antagonist of this time. Also, Acqua of the Back appears at the end of the arc, alluding that he will be the next to go after the Imagine Breaker.
- Light Novels: OT Volume 14
- Manga Chapters: 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132
- Anime Episodes: III-1, III-2, III-3
Like the Skill Out Uprising, this arc was indirectly caused by Vento of the Front's attack. The Magic Side characters and Kamijou Touma are absent in this arc, instead focusing on the internal power struggle of the Dark side of Academy City. This clash is allowed to occur due to the Avignon Cleanup Operation, leaving less pressure and monitoring on the groups of the Dark Side.
- Light Novels: OT Volume 15
- Manga Chapters: 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149
- Anime Episodes: III-4, III-5, III-6
Events of the entire arc triggered by the third member of God's Right Seat, Acqua of the Back, and marks the first physical appearance of God’s Right Seat leader, Fiamma of the Right. The fate of Vento of the Front is revealed after her failed invasion on Academy City.
- Light Novels: OT Volume 16
- Manga Chapters: 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164
- Anime Episodes: III-7, III-8, III-9
Acqua of the Back reappears, this time as an ally. The end of the civil war is marked with Kamijou's first confrontation with Fiamma of the Right, which will trigger the beginning of the last part of the God's Right Seat Arc and final arc of the Toaru Majutsu no Index light novels. Also, Vento of the Front makes an appearance yet again, on the good side as well.
- Light Novels: OT Volume 17 and OT Volume 18
- Manga Chapters: 165, 166, 167, 168, 169
- Anime Episodes: III-10, III-11, III-12, III-13, III-14
The events of the entire arc are set as ramifications of those who survived the Battle Royale Arc coming face to face with their actions, their choices, and their knowledge of discovery. This sets the other two protagonists on course for their roles in the finale of God's Right Seat Arc and conclusion of the Toaru Majutsu no Index light novels.
The leader and final member of God's Right Seat, Fiamma of the Right, has now sparked a global conflict in order to fulfill his ambitions. He is the major antagonist of this arc and his defeat marks the end of the God's Right Seat Arc.
- Light Novels: OT Volume 20, OT Volume 21 and OT Volume 22
- Manga Chapters: N/A
- Anime Episodes: III-18, III-19, III-20, III-21, III-22, III-23, III-24, III-25, III-26