|“||What should I do?||”|
–Ivlis, The Sun's Curse
|Location||Flame Underworld |
Land of Sun (Previously)
|Affiliation||Flame Underworld |
Land of Sun (Previously)
|Occupation||Devil of the Flame Underworld |
Siralos' Underling (Previously)
|Relatives||Siralos (Father) |
Igls Unth (Sister)
Ivlis (イヴリス) is the Devil of the Flame World. He is the son of the god Siralos, and the father of Adauchi, Poemi, and Licorice. He serves as the main antagonist of The Gray Garden, and a major character of The Sun's Curse.
AppearanceIvlis has long, dark grey hair with red streaks along the tips, held in a low ponytail; his hair can be seen as emotion indicators (they change to a fiery red color when he is upset). He has a pair of red horns on his head; red, scaled claws; and a red tail. He dons a longcoat over a military uniform; a two-toned red and black scarf which serve as detachable (albeit flightless) 'wings', explained in a (now deleted) MEMO post; black pants; and black boots.
Quick to anger, Ivlis' rage is often portrayed by his hair shifting from black to red with yellow-orange tips. He is a stern individual, but his dreadfully clumsy and foolish nature marks him an airhead and an easy target, most notably for other Devils: Reficul and Satanick. While filled to the brim with arrogant confidence in The Gray Garden, he becomes a flustered wreck when the two aforementioned characters are nearby. He is described as a sore loser with a hunger for power.
In the past, Ivlis was considerably happier. He was a naive child; blindly swearing fealty to Siralos in spite of his lack of better judgment. Becoming more knowledgeable and understanding as he grew, Ivlis nurtured doubt and pity for his World; coming to question his God of their creations’ freedom and free will. As of his banishment, Ivlis grew hateful and vengeful; planning the day he will have retribution against his former God.
In a world filled with an unfathomable number of beautiful lights, Ivlis was born from Siralos' flame alongside Igls Unth, who was born of Siralos' Light, as servants. The two listened closely to Siralos' every word and vowed their loyalty to him despite being young and knowing nothing of the World.
He was a devoted follower who enjoyed many happy days together with the God and Igls, praying that such moments could last for eternity. Ivlis had many companions in the Land of Sun, and busied himself as the World grew with its denizens. But as he himself grew, he came to have better comprehension of Siralos' actions, and began to harbor uncertainty about the World his God has made. Igls – still so certain of their creator – rebuked him, stating that "nothing which the great Lord Siralos is doing could be mistaken."
Unable to hold his dubiety, he inquired Siralos, displaying his discontent at the mere fact that the denizens of the Land of Sun were wholly dependent on the suns. Siralos, disappointed by his creation, stripped him of his wings by tearing them straight from his body, and subsequently disowns and banishes Ivlis into the Flame World's Underworld, where the demon then rose to become the Devil.
- The Gray Garden - Ivlis is the main antagonist of The Gray Garden, and is the one who commanded the denizens of the Flame World to invade the Gray Garden. Along with his closest subordinates, he invades the Gray Garden himself, with one goal in mind - to steal the powers of fellow Devil Kcalb. Failing to do so after being deterred by the denizens of the Gray Garden, he retreats, losing a portion of his own power due to the countermeasures of Kcalb.
- The Sun's Curse - Ivlis is a major character, one of two servants close to Siralos. After expressing small doubts over the actions of his God, Ivlis was banished to the Flame World, losing his wings at the same time. These actions would later lead to Ivlis rising to become the Devil of the Flame World, and invading another realm in a greedy attempt to gain power over Siralos.
The Gray Garden Cast
Poemi is Ivlis' daughter and underling. Poemi is quite fanatical of her father, and both respects and adores him.
Emalf is one of Ivlis' underlings. Though occasionally questioning Ivlis' decisions for the worse, Emalf's loyalties are steadfast.
Rieta is one of Ivlis' underlings. She is his most loyal supporter, and even seems to harbour romantic feelings for him. In a
(now deleted) Sunahama update, it has been said that Rieta was the reason why there were so few girls around Ivlis as the Devil and the underling were close prior to Rieta's disappearance.
His relationship with Rieta is stated by DSP to be one that "cannot be easily explained with words".
They met through the events of The Gray Garden; they are on bad terms as of Ivlis' failed invasion of the Gray World. Etihw has deep hatred toward Ivlis for hurting Kcalb and their World's denizens.
Adauchi is Ivlis' son; they are on very bad terms. It is currently unknown as to why that is. Adauchi believes that his father is an airhead, an opinion held by many others.
Siralos is Ivlis' father and creator. Ivlis genuinely loved Siralos in the past, and was wholly devoted and loyal to him. Thus, his banishment both mentally and emotionally scarred him. The thought of Siralos now drives his every action. It appears that the motive behind his invasion of the Gray Garden to steal Kcalb`s powers may stem from Ivlis`s desire to enact revenge against Siralos for his banishment.
In the Nightmare comic panels, Ivlis has a traumatic dream back to his banishment. Awaking from the dream and into consciousness, he rose up from the bed to cry elsewhere in the room, so as to not disturb Licorice who was sleeping in his bed.
Igls is the equivalent of Ivlis' sister. They were created at the same time and raised together, quite possibly as siblings. When Ivlis began to have doubts toward their creative she rebuked him; believing everything Siralos does cannot be mistaken. Igls' reaction to his banishment, or whether they still remain in contact with each other is unknown, but official artwork portrays Ivlis' caring disposition for her, never having an intention of troubling the angel.
Satanick is considered Ivlis' most prominent tormentor. Ivlis' incidental first encounter with the other Devil led to his torture, and eventually, out of terror, he started sleeping with Satanick in hopes that it will stop. As of late, Satanick has begun to develop genuine feelings for Ivlis, but more often than not goes into denial–as having such thoughts is considered a dagger to his "magnificence". After much contemplation, Satanick does confess to him.
Not much has changed, however, if not even worse due to his newfound feelings and possessive nature. Satanick still pushes with his sexual harassment (e.g. sneaking into Ivlis' room and declaring his wish to "make love with [Ivlis]" and be "brutally affectionate"). Deep Sea Prisoner has stated that Ivlis cannot bring himself to hit Satanick, for he is fearful of both his romantic and sexual advances.
Alongside Satanick, Reficul is another one of Ivlis' tormentors; even occasionally abusing him sexually. She played a large part in stopping his invasion in The Gray Garden, later punishing Ivlis for his invasion of the Gray World.
Ivlis is the father of Licorice, though Licorice identifies Ivlis as his mother, and calls him “Mama” (in his child form) or “Mother” (in his adult form). Licorice genuinely loves and cares for Ivlis, and will do all he can to ensure Ivlis’ safety, most notably from Satanick. He is very protective toward Ivlis, and reacts violently to any who opposes his mother, as seen in his treatment of Satanick, and, in a more mild example: his disapproving look to Adauchi. Licorice also seems to like drawing things for Ivlis, as shown in a Mini-Comic and a Sunahama update.
In the Nightmare comic panels, Licorice has a bad dream and goes to Ivlis’ room to ask if he could spend the night there (even bringing his own pillow before knowing the answer). After getting his mother’s permission, Licorice proceeds to sleep next to him. Later that night, however, he wakes to the movement of Ivlis returning back to bed and proceeds to watch. Licorice looks on with wide eyes as Ivlis sheds a tear, and immediately moves closer to hug his mother, which Ivlis returns by pulling the blanket (which was discarded slightly) over Licorice’s torso and keeps his son close.
In the Like Mother, Like Son comic panels, Licorice seems to have slowly developed incestuous feelings for Ivlis, and is evidently uncomfortable with how much effort Satanick is putting in to gain his mother’s affection when he watches his father’s antics together with a rather disturbed Emalf. While he understands that Ivlis and Satanick’s relationship improving (even just slightly) is considered a good thing for Ivlis’ sake, Licorice has stated himself that he is only “half-glad” about the occurence, and that he does not clearly understand about “the other half’s feelings”. Because of it, Licorice appears to be experiencing internal turmoil throughout the night, and thus, goes to Emalf afterward to confide in his caretaker. Unfortunately, Emalf’s attempt at asssuring him not to worry only places Licorice into further confusion as he is generally still too young to understand the reason why.
In the following Dangerous Night comic panels, Licorice approaches Ivlis in his room with sexual intent in an attempt to understand his feelings for his mother. And despite slowly caressing his mother, he continues to go through the same uncertainty he did the previous night in Like Mother, Like Son. Eventually, he decides to discard his thoughts and give in to temptation. It is only until Ivlis begins stirring in his sleep and calling out for Satanick to stop what he is doing that Licorice snaps back to reality and realizes what he has done, and promptly flees the room after glancing at his hands (now covered in Ivlis’ semen) in horror.
Licorice is then seen cowering under a blanket, shivering while apologizing profusely to Ivlis for acting no better than his father, Satanick. In following Sunahama updates, it is shown that while their relationship is not damaged due to Ivlis’ unknowingness of Licorice’s actions, Licorice also hasn’t presented any signs of owning up to his mistake and seems to be leaving his mother in the dark about the ordeal, regardless of the consequences.
- Visit Ivlis/Gallery to see the gallery.
- Ivlis' name possibly comes from "Iblis", the Islamic name for the Devil.
- The bonus room states that he has a "weak point" for scarves, likes flame, and hates slimy things.
- He inherited Flame powers from his father, Siralos, whilst Igls Unth inherited Light powers, he also wields a flame manifested bident as his weapon. It has been shown in the 'Danger' comics, however, that Ivlis is also capable of producing Light-based weapons, thus creating further questions regarding Ivlis' overall powers.
- His son, Licorice, inherited the ability to use Light Projectiles similar to Siralos, Igls Unth, and Ivlis himself. However, Ivlis' eldest son, Adauchi, as well as his daughter, Poemi, have yet to show the same capabilities. It is unknown whether this skill is hereditary through certain conditions, as Licorice was born through Ivlis and Satanick, whilst both Adauchi and Poemi through Ivlis' Flames.
- In the 9-12 ,'Truth', Sunahama comic, 4545 has stated that: "[Ivlis] is genuinely gay. The universe would totally collapse if he ever got it up for a woman", save for three exceptions. These exceptions, as shown in the 'Super! Exceptions' Sunahama log, includes: Rieta, Yosafire (written as "Red-Glasses-Opponent-Girl"), and Reficul (written as "Queen-sama").
- "Power. I'm killing him for his power. ...That's all." (To Yosafire and co., about Kcalb – The Gray Garden)
- "Hah... peace? In this world, built on a thousand sacrifices? What a fake peace it is." – (To Yosafire, regarding the current Gray World - The Gray Garden)
- "Lord Siralos. In this world which you created, life cannot survive without the sun. Yet that makes me feel so sorry for them. Do they have no freedom?" (To Siralos – The Sun's Curse)
- "Is doubting a sin? Is it praise, is it adoration that defines righteousness? Then do those who have been cursed have no such thing as freedom? And then, are we who live in this world the same?" (To himself – The Sun's Curse)
- ↑ http://kaiteisyu.up.seesaa.net/mo/siralos.html
- ↑ http://seichiinaratranslates.tumblr.com/post/99643395180/10-10-mogeko-facts-relationships
- ↑ Mogeko's 8/6/2015 post on their website
- ↑ http://mogenglisharchive.tumblr.com/post/122911459852/seichiinaratranslates-original
The Gray Garden Characters
|Major||Chelan · Dialo · Etihw · Froze · Ivlis · Macarona · Kcalb · Rawberry Preserves · Reficul · Yosafire|
|Minor||Alela Grora · Arbus · Ater · Emalf · Greif · Lowrie · Met · Mogeko · Poemi · Raspbel Preserves · Rieta · Wodahs · "Crow" · "Fate"|
|Cameo||Ciel · Cranber · Lost · Rigatona · Sherbet · Yosaflame|
The Sun's Curse Characters
|Major||Igls Unth · Ivlis · Siralos|