WR- Chapter 249: Evil Light

In reality, I already knew it.

The identity of my sister the former light hero, Ates.

I -Yorishiro- already knew it.

In the battle that day, Ates, who had been overwhelmed by the portion of God power from Karen-san, had no choice but to escape, and as she escaped, she told me this.

She purposely told me to this to reveal her own identity.

(Yorishiro…to think you were secretly developing such a trump card, as expected of my other half!) (Ates)


That transmission that came from the soul was exactly like mine.

This soul transmission is something that only the people who have the souls of Gods can do.

(Ates? Is that you?) (Yorishiro)

(That’s right. Today, I will give the victory to that heroic Karen-san of yours. I will be leaving. Now that I have completed my original objective that was the shadow spear Abel, getting greedy for more would simply serve to pull my leg after all.) (Ates)

Ates, really, just what in the world are you?!

(I wanted to steal your position as Founder and try standing in a position of ruling humans though.) (Ates)

(What would you have done if you had accomplished that!) (Yorishiro)

At first, I thought of Ates-san as simply a person hungry for political power. That her only objective was to obtain political power. However, now that she has shown such special power, I can’t stay in the same way of thinking anymore.

She is clearly aiming for something after obtaining that political power.

(It is a simple thing. Having political power, I can control the humans and rot them from the inside. I can set it up so that they would hate and betray each other. If Haine-san were to see such a sight, he would also get disappointed in the humans.) (Ates)

(What purpose would that serve?!) (Yorishiro)

(Yorishiro, you hated humans.) (Ates)

At that moment, I felt as if my heart had been grabbed ahold.

(Your beloved person loved humans more than you. With just that one point, they were already unforgivable, and yet, you joined the enemy side and fought against your loved one. That reason was also the humans.) (Ates)

Is she talking about the battle of Gods that occurred 1,600 years ago?

Just who in the world are you?

(Humans are the insects that separated us from our loved one. In reality, not even a single one of them should be left alive. But if you were to kill all the humans, that person would not forgive us this time for sure. What a dilemma. To think that a God would have to suffer such pain!!) (Ates)

Even though she is not me, she was talking as if speaking about my deepest feelings.

…No, that’s not true.

I don’t hate humans!

(It might have been at first, but in order to be together in heart and mind with that person, I became the human Izanami and created the ancient civilization called the Dark Underworld Country, and in that place, I learned about the greatness of humans!) (Yorishiro)

(That in itself was simply a way to deceive yourself. It was a self-induction in order to restrain the evil that was hiding inside of you. But the hatred of a God is not something so soft that it can be held back. In time, the hatred obtained its own will, and decided on moving for its own sake.) (Ates)

(What?!) (Yorishiro)

(If the humans are gone…if the humans are eradicated, that person wouldn’t need to look aside and will simply have eyes for me. It is fine for him and I to be the only ones in the world. Only darkness and light are needed.) (Ates)

(Wait! What are you saying?! Just who in the world…!) (Yorishiro)

(You should already know by now, Light Goddess Inflation. I am the Light Goddess, Inflation.) (Ates)

My sister that holds the same blood as me called the name of my soul…while revealing the name of her own soul.

(The soul of a God is special. It is bigger than any and far-reaching like no other. There’s no limits. Thus, if it is necessary, it can also be split in two. You yourself were probably not aware, but while you deeply hated humans, that hatred might end up being the reason your most beloved one would hate you. Suffering from those opposing elements, you created a second you. In order to push all that hatred into that other self of yours…) (Ates)

(I…am you?) (Yorishiro)

(That’s right, you are me!) (Ates)

My sister Ates was the same as me, an incarnation of the Light Goddess Inflation.

The other Light Goddess that was divided along with my hatred towards humans.

(It looks like you didn’t notice your other self, but I was always observing you, you know. When you released the seal of the Dark God Entropy, I knew that you would be acting aggressively now, so I stole the march and incarnated as a human first.) (Ates)

And that’s the human Sunnysol Ates?!

(The collection of all the things I did for a long time in order to eliminate the humans and the lowly four Base Element Gods will soon reach completion. Everything will be destroyed. So that my beloved Entropy only sees me; so that he only loves me!!) (Ates)

I felt like vomiting.

The foul things that Ates was spouting out were certainly the ugly emotions that I had in the past.

In the middle of the battle 1,600 years ago, those were the very feelings that were stirring inside me after all.

That anger, that suffering; with the time I passed my life as the human Izanami in the Underworld Country together with the humans, it slowly went away. I thought those emotions had been completely gone.

But that wasn’t it.

The evil that was inside me had been separated from me and was moving as a completely independent existence!

(I will honestly admit that I lost to your plans. Please think of me revealing my identity as the reward for winning today. The one winning in the end has already been decided that it will be me anyways.) (Ates)

(What do you mean by that?!) (Yorishiro)

(The shadow spear Abel; with the completion of this, all the pieces of the puzzle have been gathered. Now all that’s left is to orderly piece them together. And then, it will be completed. The white shining God of Destruction that I myself created…) (Ates)

White shining…God of Destruction?

(The Light Demon Lord, Lucifer.) (Ates)

Ates laughs ‘Ahahahahahaha!!’ as if gone insane, and the soul shakes along with those laughs.

(The whole world will be brought to an end by Lucifer! Humans, Gods, and monsters; everything! It is fine for the world to only have the Dark God Entropy and the Light Goddess Inflation!!) (Ates)

Ates once again laughs.

(Of course, the last remaining Inflation will not be you. Even if we are the same existence, the one being loved by the Dark God—by Haine-san, will be me. You will also be a pitiful existence that will be eradicated by Lucifer. I wanted you to know before you disappeared. That’s why, today is the greeting for that.) (Ates)

(Don’t get conceited! There’s no way Haine-san would love a person like you that wants to eradicate humans!!) (Yorishiro)

(Won’t know until I try. In order to be loved the most by Haine-san, there’s the need to eradicate the humans anyways. You didn’t have the courage to put that in motion. But I do!) (Ates)


The identity of Ates-san had finally been made clear, and I truly felt fear from my heart.

What she is trying to make reality is the thought that I had once considered.

And that’s obviously because she is me.

The evil that had welled up inside of me in the past and disappeared; she is the very incarnation of it.

(This sets the end of my declaration of war. Well then Yorishiro, do your best in dealing with the Demon Lords.) (Ates)

Ates had disappeared inside the shadows after escaping from the attack of Karen-san, and I couldn’t chase after her.

At the same time as this happened, Karen-san had lost strength and consciousness, and I supported her from the back.

Just like she said, I don’t have courage.

I am thoroughly cowardly and underhanded.

I am so cowardly that I couldn’t even tell Haine-san about the true identity of Ates to Haine-san even when I had learned about it after all.

It was embarrassing and scary to have Haine-san know that I had such an ugly part inside of me in the past.

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103 thoughts on “WR- Chapter 249: Evil Light

    1. Sounds like Lucifer might not be complete, yet. So maybe she was impersonating her awaited Lucifer, or it could just be about waiting until she could give him Shadow powers to complete the set, and he’s been around the whole time, since the fall if Izanami….

  1. It’ll end with her accepting ates as part of her not destroying her, that’s from 99% of other novels/manga/ECT where it turns out to be an evil half. Also my guess is that she either becomes Lucifer or creates a demon Lord directly not a mother monster. Because she wants to be loved so she needs to live hence she wouldn’t sacrifice her soul. At most she’ll kill her self to get rid of the human body and then turn into Lucifer

  2. Thanks 4 the chapter!

    The clues were all there, so this was not unexpected. Though in this kind of split I say neither of them are the original. Unless they’re made into one at the end.

  3. Thanks for the chapter!

    So Ates really is in love with Haine? Harem …………… +!? Maybe?
    And I wonder if Haine will ever end up making a Darkness Demon Lord. That would be cool to see.

    1. Wish that Demon Lord he creates wouldn’t be evil and hostile to humans and him. If it were it would surely be more powerful than Lucifer and be known as “Erebus”!

      1. All of the Demon Lords are named after Arch-Angels,with the exception of Lucifer who’s a Fallen Angel/Devil, and all of these names come from the Bible/Hebrew Script. So wouldn’t Samael be a more fitting name for a Darkness Demon Lord in this series? Since Samael is a figure representing destruction and death as well as being known as an accuser and a seducer; essentially Samael is also a figure that is reagarded as both good and evil, and what’s more: The Venom/Poison of God and Blindness of God.

    2. Oh man that would be really cool! 🙂 We could have the Demon Lords who wish for the destruction of humans and the world, and then the other type of Demon Lord who’s rational and would potentially cooperate with humans all together in the same scenario/world. That would be a plot twist I’ve never read before.

      1. Haine did resort to making his own monster back during the recruitment of the water hero for the alliance to stop the water monster. However, I forgot how much time was mentioned for the creation of the mother monsters. We will probably not see a Darkness Demon Lord that was born from the mother monster like the rest at least.

  4. Wow… I… kinda expected that to be the case… but somehow… I also didn’t expect that to be the case… is it weird…? Well, either way, its confirmed that Ates is the absolute last boss it seems.

          1. *swoops down from the sky and picked up Flying Orca*
            Man, you’re heavy.

            Hmm… What’s that delicious smell?
            *looks down and see Flying Orca being burned by phoenix flame*

          2. Just because I got First Comment twice in a row, you people are attacking me?
            Not fair !

            HEEEEEEELLLPP !!

            Seinvolf bro ! You didn’t come !
            How can you forsake me at times like this? You are my bro no more !

          3. I said “something smells delicious”, I didn’t take a bite out of you. It did smell like barbecued whale meat, and it… *cough*
            Didn’t Pong-san grabbed one of your fins?

  5. Thanks for the chapter.

    Well it sounds like Yorishiro’s pretty much set her fate in stone. Taking on the burden of receiving and channeling prayer energy for 5 heroes means her own powers and soul will be slowly eroded by that power; she might even disappear.

    Ates didn’t end up being Lucifer like I had initially guessed, but instead she’s the one who created the Light Demon Lord. I feel a lot of pity for Yorishiro having to deal with the fact that she has an evil half that’s totally gone yandere for Haine/Entropy and is trying to destroy the world. If only Haine would stop being a useless protagonist and actually step it up a bit.

    I feel like lately Haine has been taking a back seat to everyone else and isn’t able to do anything. Sure he has the powers of ultimate destruction, but what good does that do him if he doesn’t actually start paying attention to the people around him and help them, Yorishiro especially. I hope he starts being a little more proactive as both a human and a God in resolving the problems facing him and those around him.

    1. That is always the case to such story like this. He’s not thinking much about it knowing full well of his surroundings as his head and heart always to loving the humans but not always attentive and notice to Yorishiro.
      Everything gone bygone but he is just laiding back as an action that as God observing the humans action.

      1. I really wish he would stop taking on the stance of a God during critical situations though. If he keeps this up he’s bound to really regret it. I get that he’s not totally doing nothing, but we know that he’s capable of much more. All in all, he needs to be reminded where his feet are and the people around him; he’s the one who wanted to live as a human after all and being human includes living with the people around you.

    2. People keep talking about the prayer energy as if it’s lethal poison, but isn’t it more like a drug? The other gods overdid it and ended up being dependent on it, but will using it so briefly really doom Inflation just like that?

      And yeah, I totally agree on the point of Haine needing to step up already. I don’t really care about him using OP power to fix the problem for everyone, but he should still be guiding the humans-not to mention his wives-philosophically, emotionally, and mentally.

      His lacking response towards the girls is getting to be a bit frustrating for me too, since he isn’t even the indecisive type of harem MC. If he’s going to observe as a god, then he needs to guide as a god. If he’s going to support as a human, then he should give his all and act like a human.
      And for the love of Inflation, can we get some kind of brief moment where he just calls his mom and dad? Maybe introduce his two girlfriends fiances to them?

      1. I definitely hear you on the last one, I’m glad you agree with me that Haine ought to step it up. In regards to the prayer energy matter, I do understand that it’s more accurate to treat it as a drug and not an immediate acting poison, but didn’t Yorishiro pretty much explain to Haine that she alone would bear the majority of the burden and harmful side-effects of Prayer Energy for 5 people?

        That’s essentially a major overdose that could prove to be lethal, especially on a first application. I don’t expect the effects to be immediate, but it’s certain that Yorishiro will be having it hard for a while, and her soul as a God won’t be able to exist nearly as long as it originally should have. And the only reason she can do it is because she’s the only one in good enough shape for the task.

        Which brings another point of, why the hell isn’t Haine jumping on board with this!? He loves humans just as much right? And he shouldn’t want to see Yorishiro suffering either! I would have expected him to want to help her in sharing this burden for humanity’s and her sake. But if his reasoning for not acting like that is similar to his other excuses, like ‘I can’t stand in the way of her resolve,’ I’m calling bullshit on the way Haine feels about humans and the world, that’s just way too passive in my eyes. If he wants to live as a human he ought to be more greedy and selfish.

        1. Actually, the approach that would make the most sense would be to have Quasar do it.

          Quasar has definitely got the mental fortitude and resolve to pull it off, and he’s already suffering from prayer energy withdrawal, so there’s the least to lose for him to handle it.

          1. Isn’t it because he’s suffering from Prayer Energy withdrawal that he can’t? If the effects worsen then that’s akin to shortening his own lifespan; whereas Inflation still has the capacity to endure the burden of 5 people precisely because she has the spare power for it.

            But then again, I guess it’s not an impossible option. Who knows, maybe next chapter Yorishiro will be convinced to share that burden among the other Gods, and have her only being responsible for Karen. I think that would be ideal as that lessens the burden on Yorishiro and makes the other 4 Gods atone for their transgressions.

          2. Maybe I just have no idea how drugs work. Are people somehow unable to take in more of the drug if they’re suffering from withdrawal? I could understand if it was like literal poison(which would be theologically amusing in itself), but in the short term, it actually made the base elements stronger.

            There’s probably further long-term damage to health, but my point was that Quasar, who is weakening anyway, has much less to lose by taking on this burden than Inflation, who took care to avoid getting addicted and thus can still live a normal god’s lifespan, however long that is.

          3. That’s a pretty cold and objective way of putting it… But I understand what you’re getting at and I think Quasar wouldn’t object in the end.

            Anyways, I think we ought to revise our interpretation of Prayer energy given the way this topic is headed. How about thinking of Prayer Energy as a form of doping instead of as explicitly a drug? Technically doping is the application of drugs to enhance/inhibit athletic performance, but this interpretation puts it into a better and more accurate perspective in my opinion.

          4. I honestly don’t know enough about most equivalents to be able to make apt comparisons.

            As far as I can remember, prayer energy is drawn from peoples’ faith and emotions(both positive and negative, if Karen’s experience is any indication) towards you and is:
            1. Empowering
            2. Addictive
            3. Has a brutal withdraw

          5. I think that sums it up pretty well. But the way the Gods treat is as if it’s debilitating. But honestly, not enough information about Prayer Energy is given to draw any conclusion, only a rough outline.

  6. Thanks for the chapters.
    So………Ates is Yorishiros yandere side (though more so in yan than dere) that split off from her and started the creation of the demon lords…………….
    Well basically, she is “A shadow, of Inflation’s true inner self.”

  7. Oh. I guess Ates and Yorishiro are years apart. Inflation’s soul just reincarnated itself in separate portions. My “Fantasy harem of one” idea just became a bit more feasible. The neatest way to reconcile the wish fulfillment and monogamous values there is♥

    I wonder if this was actually a conscious choice of Inflation and it’s only that the sweet side wasn’t split with the memory of it?

    Regardless, I honestly feel pretty bad for Inflation-or rather, Yorishiro now. I don’t know about anyone else, but I find the concept of confronting the idea that you’re actually a terrible person to be one of the most dreadful experiences possible.
    Of course, the “correct” answer here is to tell Haine everything.

    Ates’s weakness is ultimately the same as Yorishiro’s in that sense and as far as shifting the blame goes…I mean, Ates makes a pretty good scapegoat, if you can even call her one.
    As Mantle said, Entropy is kind. Even if he gets angry at Yorishiro, he’ll probably get over it before the two of them return to their forms as gods.

    …That said, it’s amazing how much less trouble there would’ve been for everyone if Entropy had only given Inflation a bit more attention and affection than he did. It’s typical of MCs, but that’s the case even now. 250 chapters in and we still don’t have a definitive response from Haine regarding how he feels about the romance.

  8. You know what, I just realized something. It is very fitting that the Light Demon Lord is named Lucifer. Lucifer is the creation of the evil part of the Light Goddess Inflation, and Lucifer was originally an Arch-Angel with the title “Son of the Morning Star” who fell from heaven (or in other texts was commanded to) and descended into Hell. A representation of all evils as well as The Betrayer. Thinking about it like that makes the name seem all the more fitting for this story.

    1. Luficer wasn’t the “son” of the Morning Star. The word “Lucifer” is literally Latin for “Morning Star”, and also translates to “light bringer”, since that’s what the “Morning Star” did in ancient beliefs(and the “shining one”, among other translations). The first “star” one hour before dawn.
      Oppositely, the Morning Star was also the same as the Evening Star, which is the first “star” seen 1 hour before dusk.
      The truth of it all is that this was when planets and stars weren’t always differentiated, and this “star” with two names is actually the planet Venus reflecting the light of the Sun, and seen from Earth.

      1. I sure am learning a lot this chapter, it’s been very interesting. As for the “Son” part, I can’t really say why I put it there. I was probably thinking of different things at the same time, but I thought it fit since Lucifer was also one of God’s children. (In the sense that he was created by God and once served him as an Angel. Now I’m not sure if I remember anything correctly anymore. I ought to read up on this stuff).

    2. Finally, I’ll just quote something here since I had a bit of a hard time explaining it just from memory(it had been quite a long time since I had last read on the subject, so I just now looked it up to copy-paste an explanation of the last detail I wanted to mention):
      “The morning star is an appearance of the planet Venus, an inferior planet, meaning that its orbit lies between that of the Earth and the Sun. Depending on the orbital locations of both Venus and Earth, it can be seen in the eastern morning sky for an hour or so before the Sun rises and dims it, or (as the evening star) in the western evening sky for an hour or so after the Sun sets, when Venus itself then sets. Venus is the brightest object in the sky after the Sun and the Moon, outshining the planets Jupiter and Saturn but, while these rise high in the sky, Venus never does. This may lie behind myths about deities associated with the morning star proudly striving for the highest place among the gods and being cast down.”

      (In short, this is one of the hypothesized origin of the many myths about fallen deities like Lucifer across the world. After all, it was already known in Antiquity that the Morning Star and Evening Star were one and the same.)

      1. Damn, I need to correct something I wrote(or rather, I’ll just add a precision):
        While it was known by the Ancient Greeks, Ancient Romans, and all Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations around that time(due to the spreading of Greek knowledge throughout the world), the reason why the Morning Star and Evening Star are named differently is that they obviously didn’t know yet that they were the same thing back when they named them/it.

    3. Oh, and I just now thought of a funny coincidence. Considering that Lucifer, the Morning Star, is actually the planet Venus, and that in this story the creation of his character is centered around the concept of bringing the “love” of Entropy toward Inflation, I find it funny.
      The author likely didn’t plan for this, and it’s likely just a coincidence, but I can’t help but have wishful thoughts about this “coincidence” being planned.

  9. See, I told you that Ates is Inflation’s dark side that she rejected when she was Izanami. But, I did not expect Ates is the creator of Lucifer… well, maybe a little bit… But, just like the other demon lords defied their creators, I think Lucifer will also defies his creator, and betrayed Ates.

  10. Thanks for the chapter, Reigo-senpai. I was late because I went to bed when you posted the chapters.

    Anywho, I knew Inflation was a yandere. However… I didn’t think that she separated both her “yan” and “dere” sides.

      1. Except that she isn’t a Yangire. I don’t think you know the difference between a Yandere and a Yangire. Ates(Inflation) is still a full-on Yandere who just happens to be in her yan phase of killing anyone between her and her love with her loved one.
        On the other hand, a Yangire’s crazy sprees have nothing to do with love.

      2. wait… really !? i really forgotting about that line :/ i though the Yangire is the killing spree mode of Yandere until there’s nothing left except the target of infatuation

        1. As I understand it, nobody is safe with Yangiri and you can’t really predict the trigger.

          A Yandere is at least consistent and somewhat predictable because of it-Inflation being an excellent example of it.

          But if you remove the “Dere”, then you’re literally taking the love portion of the definition out, aren’t you? It’s just a ticking time bomb mass murderer at that point.

    1. Rather than separating, I feel like it’s more a…distillation where the more “heavy” stuff is left to sink to the bottom so that the more pure top portion can keep on going.

  11. Ates connected to Lucifer – check
    Inflation created Lucifer – check
    Separate second inflation – surprised
    Yandere inflation – … well we are all screwed better make my last batch of bacon related food
    Thanks for the chapter

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  13. thanks for the chapters

    I like the development about inflation, yorishiro, ates and lucifer
    but I don’t like the development with karen :/
    demon lords were shown to be outside of human’s reach, as shown by Shiva VS Raphael, human can’t fight on their level not because they lack raw power, but because their body (vessel) can’t handle so much power.
    so having karen dealing with the same level of power than demon lords is incoherent to me.

    second is about how I expected the story to turn out. having the heroes unable to beat the demon lords by themselves, plus the recent events about ethereal weapon hinted about human favoring ethereal rather than divine power, I expected the hero system to be abandoned and the ethereal weapons would be the weapons that would bring down the demons lords.
    symbolizing the human emancipating from gods and religions to live by themselves, the haine’s real goal.
    but now we have the “god hero” fueled by prayers than can fight demon lords, reinforcing the piety and dependence to the church, going against haine’s wish for humans to be free of gods.

    1. I agree as well. It kind of feels like giving humans god-like power slightly defeats the purpose of trying to separate gods from humanity. At that point, why not just have Haine, the human with absolute “god-like” power, sort out the mess and be done with it?

      There’s still a significant transition from humans depending on gods to humans depending on other humans, but it’s not enough to justify hurting the Aesop as much as it does in my opinion.

      Personally, I was hoping for the Demon Lords to be dealt with via cooperation, effort, and innovation. Basically, humans need to prove their worthiness for existence with the few things that humans have over both gods and monsters.

  14. Thanks for the chapter. So Yorishiro did something like what Kyo did in “Samurai Deeper Kyo” by splitting his emotions and such but it was done by accident. All I can say about Ates she is 1 of those Top 10 WN or LN females you do not want as a girlfriend. Ates being the Lucifer I thought would be to easy to see and did not want it to happen, but the author led it that I can say I am satisfied that she is Lucifer.

  15. So..Ates would be Lucifer’s Mom.
    Ates probably married while she’s in exile. She made demon lords, but she can not create light mother monsters…so she conceived lucifer herself..
    Whos the guy who slept her? Probably Haine’s rival or Haine himself…

    1. How the hell did you get that from this chapter?
      Did you not notice how the demon lords were created?
      And considering how all parts of Inflation are devoted to Entropy, do you really think she would even conceive the idea of sleeping with a lesser being? Especially since she’s the part that utterly hates all of humanity?

      1. What are you guys talking about?
        I wanna join.

        I’ll say that Lucifer (or Lucy) is a vessel created by Ates to contain her god soul. It’s not another demon or magic being, it is a divine vessel.
        She wants to transfer her soul to another body, with destructive power beyond even the demon lords. The demon lords are just pawns to her.
        This is Ates we’re talking about.
        Her scheme must be grand like that.

  16. People: Hey, how was Valentine Day for you?
    *wink, wink*

    Orca: Oh, the usual.
    *winks back*

    People: Aha ! I see.
    Orca: Ahahaha… It was great!

    (I wish you people know that I spent my day during Valentine just cleaning my house, petting my cat, reading all the comments in this site without replying to a single one and at night I just hide myself under the blanket trying to forget my dramatically awful love life)

    🙂 Have a nice day ~

  17. Teacher: “Alright kids. Do you know what the moral of the story is?”
    Me: “Don’t bottle up your feeling or else you will literally create a living alter ego that’ll come back to bite you in the ass and steal your guy/girl.”

  18. The fact that she tells 0% of things to Haine is kinda.. Strange. I don’t think this sounds very great to the story. She never tells anything!

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