Pope Pietro Yogdis (ペテロ＝ヨグディス Petero Yogudisu?, Yen Press: Peter Iogdis) is a character introduced in the Toaru Majutsu no Index series. His rank was initially that of a Cardinal, and he craved for the position of Pope, which he obtained at the end of World War III, though of a weakened Roman Catholic Church.
He later succeeded Matthai Reese as the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, though had already become a much nobler person after the War.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Like his predecessor, Pietro's Papal name, the name a newly elected Pope takes at their nomination, if he even has one, is unknown.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
He appears as a clean-shaven old man with thinning hair. As the pope, he wears white zucchetto and cassock that are designed for his position, though he is much more conservative looking than his predecessor.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Unlike his predecessor Matthai Reese Pietro seems to be more for the power of the pope, and doesn't seem to be very caring of other people. While he is similar to Nikolai Tolstoy in that perspective but, unlike him he neither worked with Fiamma or cooperated with him in any way though that did not stop him from taking advantage of the situation.
After the end of the War, his personality made a drastic development, most likely stemming from Matthai's brief meeting with him during the crisis in the war. Here, he shuts down the projects related to God's Right Seat, and hopes to honor the position that he has inherited.
Chronology[edit | edit source]
Toaru Majutsu no Index[edit | edit source]
World War III Arc[edit | edit source]
- Main article: World War III Arc
He is first starring out a window in awe after sensing Archangel Gabriel's power all the while only thinking about the magic sides victory over Academy City and the conclave elections would start soon. While unconcerned about the riots happening all over Italy in protest to their support of the war as when he would be elected he would put an end to them with force not even concerned about casualties. Then a priest rushed up and told him the conclave would be postponed to strengthen the defenses of the site. Pietro becomes annoyed at the delay and orders that they forcefully disperse the crowd. The priest then refuses and explains to a confused Yogdis that the Pope had returned and has dispersed them with a few words. As all the Roman Catholic Church's forces stand in awe at Matthai Reese's return making his way through the Basilica, while Pietro’s expression is that of a child about to burst into tears as he vainly tries ordering the forces all around to kill the Pope. Matthai Reese is unconcerned with the threats, and that he has no intention of stopping the Papal Conclave, and only sought the great Vatican Library for use in stopping Fiamma’s Star of Bethlehem. As the Pope steps closer to him, Pietro was sure that he would be killed. However, the Pope instead compliments him on handling the situation in his absence, while calling himself an incompetent leader. Reese departs giving Pietro Yogdis his blessing to succeed him, while Pietro just breaks down crying at this display.
It is later shown on that he did become pope after the war ended.
Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index[edit | edit source]
Magic God Othinus Arc[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Magic God Othinus Arc
GREMLIN invasion of Tokyo[edit | edit source]
- Main article: GREMLIN invasion of Tokyo
Pietro Yogdis arrives in New York alongside the Italian Foreign Minister, as well as Agnese Sanctis, Lucia, and Angelene for the conference called upon by Roberto Katze in the United Nations Building. They are the last to arrive for the conference.
He speaks when he needs to during the conference. When Roberto Katze still doesn't understand the dangers of GREMLIN and the lance of Gungnir, Pietro offers his thoughts just after Krans R. Tsarskiy offered his. Here, Pietro Yogdis borrows the concept of powers and ideals of GREMLIN being in control of the world, and says that GREMLIN's great power may remain but their ideals will eventually change. Here he believes that even if GREMLIN manages to change the world, and in the onset, is governed with idealism, it will not last. He states that without a doctrine to follow, an an individual’s mind is made to easily stray no matter how strong their will is, and states that it should be normally corrected by external factors. His speech is then continued by the Maiden of Versailles.
Later, after Roberto inquires about the origins of the information, Elizard says that he is correct and that the information comes from a spy in GREMLIN. She then says that what matter most is the creation of the lance at Sargasso as it is very dangerous. Roberto doesn't understand and compares it to a nuclear weapon. After the other state heads take turns explaining the danger of the lance of Gungnir, Elizard says that it must be stop before it is finished. Roberto then asks how they will find it, noting the extremely difficulty of such a task in such a short timeframe. Elizard says that it is not impossible, surprising Roseline. Elizard not only gives an example but confides to them that England had a secret secret transportation network that allowed them to fill the entire world with their magicians. Elizard comments on the Roman Catholic Church and its countless followers, assuming that the Church may have a large scale magic to utilize each member of the Church who is wearing a symbol of their Church. Pietro Yogdis says that he can think of a few but has shut them all down since the dissolution of God's Right and shall never see the light of day so long as he is around. And thus it is revealed that already know the location of Sargasso, apparently waiting for a proper deliberation from all the members of the conference before making a decision. Elizard suggests the use of standard forces comprising of America, Russia, England, and France, while the magical forces however, will be led by England, Rome, Russia, and France, though requiring other countries to double duty. Hearing this, Russia and France readily agreed.
Elizard then asks President Roberto Katze on how much firepower they could use. Roberto answers that since the House of Representatives is still itching for revenge over the invasion of Hawaii, he can get immediate approval from them for an attack on Sargasso. Roberto states that he can officially use the military stationed at four overseas bases in allied nations and if Sargasso is in international waters or the territorial waters of America, the European Union, or any other allied nation, he can have ballistic missiles fired in the name of having a test launch. And though he cannot use any nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons, he can at least have them fill the warhead with bunker clusters. Concerns over straining of the relationships between the countries later arise after Roberto's politically dangerous suggestion, to which he concludes by saying that he'd rather have countries gaining grudges with each other for what they will do than have the world destroyed today. Krans R. Tsarskiy then asks where the Sargasso might be, to which Elizard states may be in the North Sea or the sea near Iceland. And thus begins the Anti-GREMLIN Alliance attack on the North Sea Sargasso. After receiving word of the disastrous mission, the members do not have time to grief over their failure as immediately after they are forced to counter GREMLIN who has begun their move, an invasion of Tokyo.
The alliance have their work cut out for them as GREMLIN puts pressure on their enemies, distributing what people desired to gain in order to prevent their enemies to unite and defeat just like what happened against Fiamma of the Right during World War III. With this, the alliance could not launch a counteroffensive against GREMLIN quickly enough. Roberto chastises a Japanese representative over the phone, asking why they have yet to make a move against GREMLIN, demanding consent that the United States should intervene. After the representative doesn't give a satisfactory response, Roberto ends the call. Elizard says that he should've asked what Academy City intends to do, though Roberto doubts that they would've known anyway. Roseline says that the Japanese government is divided on the issue, and Academy City has made no announcement. She is amazed at GREMLIN for intentionally created this current balance of power. With the clock ticking and with the Japanese government neutered into focusing in moving their government elsewhere before taking action, Roberto deliberates on his choices. Pietro then says that Academy City will make their move soon, though he has doubts if Academy City will bother distinguishing between friend or foe. The Maiden of Versailles then says that she doubts that Academy City even completely trust them, conjecturing that they another magical group will try to attack them within the confusion caused by GREMLIN, something that is only favorable to GREMLIN itself. The Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Krans reminds them that doubts and constraints are all part of GREMLIN's attempt to buy time, and that they need to have as many people they can at least trust. However, no one agrees with his assessment as there was no time. Roberto then asks Elizard if the Anglican Church have a hotline with Academy City, as they have joined forces during World War III. Elizard points out that it was the Anglican Church's doing and the British Royal Family was barely involved. Elizard then sates that the Church as well wasn't able to contact Aleiser since the end of the War. Out of allies, out of options, and out of time, Roberto contemplates what they should do. His stupor is later broken by Roseline, and there Roberto gave a small smile. He says that what they should do hasn't changed, and tells them that they should make a vote. One of the people there asks if they are using democratic decision to distribute responsibility, to which Roberto says that only those who go along with their plan will become responsible. Thus the alliance finally makes their move against GREMLIN.
VS The World[edit | edit source]
The Pope is not seen again until after their move against GREMLIN fail and Othinus restores the world after changing for Touma's sake.
Immediately after stopping the international coalition's magic attack on Othinus and declaring his intention on saving her even at the cost of making the world his enemy, Touma and Othinus spirits away from the group and vanish.
President Roberto Katze, Queen Elizard, Pope Pietro Yogdis, Patriarch Krans R. Tsarskiy, and the Maiden of Versailles are still in the UN Headquarters when they hear the news. Roberto receives the information through the soldiers gathered there, UAVs, and military satellites, and is shown to be worried. Krans says upon hearing the news says that Touma's actions does not fit with his previous behavior. Roberto replies that Touma has had contact with GREMLIN a few times before. Krans references the events of Hawaii, Baggage City, as well as that in Academy City, and wonders that there may be a reason on how Othinus allowed Touma to live back in Baggage City even though she has absolute power. The Maiden of Versailles cuts in the conversation, saying that it not the issue as of the moment. Elizard adds that saying Touma is innocent because they know him isn't enough now as the doubts have begun adding up, and reiterates that the only way to stop the chaos surrounding the world is to attack and eliminate the source. Elizard explains that if they don't do it, human society will soon boil over with fear of Othinus. Despite Elizard's position, she, seeing Touma's power in action many time before, knows how painful it is to know that Touma is now their enemy.
Thus, the international coalition begins mobilizing for the manhunt for Othinus and Kamijou Touma, with the three major churches releasing the restrictions on specially sealed spells. As Elizard watches as her fellow representatives begin their preparations, she thinks that it might be better to leave the matter to "official" groups like the SAS and MI6, as she thinks extreme irregulars using supernatural power might actually give him a way out. Roberto sighs as the events unfold before his very eyes. Without much of a choice, he says that they can only continue as normal. He says that they will find the "Othinus faction" and destroy them as it is the only way to prevent society from growing any more unstable.
With that, the coalition later somehow find that Touma and Othinus are in Denmark and direct their forces there. The Pope and Roman Catholic Church relieves Agnese Sanctis, Lucia, and Angelene of their positions as security for the meeting of the international coalition and have them and the rest of the Agnese Forces sent to Denmark. They are transported there by their ally the United States of America through the use of their stealth bombers, and are further bulked up by the inclusion of elites from the Russian and Anglican Church. The Patriarch and the Russian Orthodox Church relieves Vasilisa and Sasha Kreutzev of their bodyguard duties for Krans and are sent to Denmark through unknown means, though it is likely they arrived with the Agnese Forces.
The Queen despite her thinking that it would be better to use soldiers, later with the Anglican Church relieves Kanzaki Kaori of her bodyguard duty and has her rendezvous with Princess Carissa, William Orwell, and the Knight Leader on the Hotel Ariel just off their recent mission. Likely with her blessing, she allows Index, Leivinia Birdway, and Lessar to go to Denmark as well, with Lessar in communication with their forces. France also plans to mobilize their own forces as well.
Finally, the President and the United States of America, not having any magicians with them, send out commandos to Denmark for Operation Norse Wind. There, the coalition monitor the actions of their units from the New York.
With the other representatives, the Pope monitors the events unfold in Denmark, and likely is aware of the failure of Agnese Forces to capture Touma and Othinus. He is likely present when Patriarch Krans R. Tsarskiy got knocked out when Touma reverses his Seven Deadly Sins spell on him. He and the other representatives later stare at Roberto after he willingly let both Touma and Othinus go, where he later apologizes to them and says that he is their enemy now. Apparently, Roberto meets no reprisal for this.
After Roberto decides to declassify the footage of Touma's efforts to save Othinus and ask the world for forgiveness, he tells them that he will be holding an emergency press conference, asking the others what they will do. Elizard says that she will leave that to people who want to stand out in public and says she'd rather handle the internal announcement. She says that she is worried that she won't easily calm her military obsessed daughter, who was eager to be deployed, and had her mobile fortress destroyed. Roberto is amazed and asks if she isn't dead set on killing Touma and Othinus anymore. The Patriarch cuts in and asks not to tease the Queen Regnant too much. With a sigh, he then says that he will focus on reaching those people in places America's voice cannot reach. The Pope also says that he can provide assistance as well. They then turn to the representative of France, the Maiden of Versailles. She says that France never sent anyone in the first place, and as such they have no reason to struggle as well. The Queen then says that it seems one of the world's problems is how the clever have a way of going unnoticed. This later leads to a small fight between them.
The Pope begins his speech to the people by saying that they all must choose one of the many options in resolving the chaos that has fallen upon the world. He asks them if they should watch over the goodness budding within the evil inside Othinus or crush that bud of goodness along with the evil. He then tells them that the right answer is in with those who use their ears and listen to the voice of truth. He tells them that Othinus is like a mirror that reflects their hearts. He says that giving to justifiable anger is simple and even enjoyable to some, but that those who drown in it will learn the truth that violence is still violence and that they will be no different to Othinus as well (using the mirror simile used earlier).
Character Art Designs[edit | edit source]
Like Matthai who is based off Ian McKellan playing Gandalf of Lord of the Rings fame, Pietro is based off a celebrity as well, though Haimura would not tell who it is. Based on Pietro's appearance, he looks similar to Anthony Hopkins.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- (Index Volume 21) (I was a little worried when I saw the records of what the Academy City forces were doing in Russia, but now our victory is more or less confirmed! The papal conclave is beginning as I expected. I will be the one who guides the world as the next pope!!)
- (Index Volume 21) “No!!!!! I-I…I will be the next pope!! It has already been decided!! You are nothing but a ghost! There is nothing left for you to do!! K-kill him. It was his fault that the Roman Catholic Church fell into such chaos!! Once I am pope, I promise you I will make you much, much wealthier than you are now!! So kill hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!”
References[edit | edit source]
- Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 21 Chapter 7 Part 5
- Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 01 Chapter 2 Part 1
- Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 08 Chapter 3 Part 4
- Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 08 Chapter 1 Part 2
- Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 08 Chapter 2 Part 3
- Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 10 Prologue
- Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 10 Chapter 10 Part 2
- Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 10 Chapter 11 Part 2
- Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 10 Chapter 12 Part 1
- Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 10 Chapter 20 Part 1
- Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 10 Chapter 20 Part 2
- Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 10 Chapter 14 Part 5
- Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 10 Chapter 14 Part 6
- Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 10 Chapter 20 Part 3
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