If thine wish is to succeed poor Artorias, and challenge the spread of the Dark, then thou must face Manus, Father of the Abyss. The Dark emanates from Manus himself. Even if this land shall expire, thou may be able to prevent further corrosion... But even so, one day the flames will fade, and only Dark will remain. And even a legend such as thineself can do nothing to stop that.


Manus, Father of the Abyss is a powerful boss at the end of the Artorias the Abysswalker DLC in Dark Souls I. It is heavily suggested that he is what has become of the Furtive Pygmy, receiver of the Dark Soul and creator of humanity.

It is known that Artorias the Abysswalker attempted to do battle with Manus, only to be consumed by the Abyss and defending his faithful ally. However, The Chosen Undead appears at this time and ultimately defeats Manus, with the victory being attributed to the Abysswalker, becoming his legacy forever.

Powers and Stats

Tier: At least 6-C

Name: Manus, Father of the Abyss, The Furtive Pygmy

Origin: Dark Souls

Gender: Male

Age: Thousands of years old

Classification: Lord of the Abyss, Receiver of the Dark Soul

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Magic, Immortality (Type 1), Darkness Manipulation, Soul Manipulation, Corruption, Time Manipulation, Minor Creation (Via multiplying the Dark Soul within humans)

Attack Potency: At least Island level (As a Lordsoul bearer, he is at least comparable to the Witch of Izalith, who burnt down the Great Stone Archtrees, homes of the Everlasting Dragons), possibly higher (Vastly superior to Artorias the Abysswatcher, the strongest of the knights of Lord Gwyn; created the Abyss, his soul was able to wear down the effects of the other Lord Souls, strengthening the power of humanity over the gods)

Speed: Likely Massively Hypersonic (Comparable to The Chosen Undead), possibly higher (He grabbed and speedblitzed The Chosen Undead casually, dragging him into the past)

Lifting Strength: Class M+ (Comparable to Striking Strength)

Striking Strength: At least Class ZJ (Superior to the Knights of Gwyn and, presumably, the other Lord Soul holders)

Durability: At least Country level (Can withstand an absolute onslaught of attacks from The Chosen Undead)

Stamina: Very high

Range: Planetary with his Darkness Manipulation- his Abyss is able to spread indefinitely if it is not stopped. This was seen in the land of Oolacile, a land lost to the Abyss.

Standard Equipment: Manus Catalyst

Intelligence: Genius in combat and abyssal magic, presumably an incredible strategist as his "daughters" in Dark Souls II were dastardly plotters capable of taking down entire kingdoms from inside

Weaknesses: None notable


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