This article is about the character. For the sector, see Poseidon Nero Sector
The ocean weeps. Though its tears be a drop of the blue cosmic sea...they will become a desolate darkness to reduce my flesh to ash.

—Poseidon Nero, Chapter 130

Poseidon Nero (ポセイドン・ネロ Poseidon Nero), also known as the "Emperor" (皇帝 Kōtei), is one of the Oración Seis Galáctica, the supreme ruler of the Nero Empire and the ultimate authority of the entire Aoi Cosmos.[1]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Poseidon Nero is an alien being with features of aquatic animals, having a mass of tentacles for hair and matching "beard" and fins in place of his ears. Additionally, he has sharp eyes and spotted skin. He wears a high collared coat with a chain holding the cuffs together, ocean-themed robes, and a cape that has the symbol of the Nero Empire on the back.[2][3]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Poseidon Nero is a fatalist who leaves every one of his important decisions to the rolls of his guiding dice, which are said to be so perfectly accurate that it allowed him to build his entire empire within a single generation, and states that he is not so foolish as to defy the dice.[4]

Nero has a habit of rattling the dice that he carries around on his right hand.[2][5]

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

In the past, Nero was an old friend of Ziggy and considers the Demon King to be a wise and thoughtful man he could call a friend. At some point, Nero created his empire in the Aoi Cosmos in a single generation with the power of his Ether and guiding dice.[6]

15 years ago, Nero adopted Shura as his son by the guiding dice and intended to pass his power to him, but the boy was incompatible.[5] Instead, Shura was taught by Ziggy how to use Satan Gravity.[7] The Emperor asks his son to leave him and Ziggy alone, watching the boy run off the room. When the Demon King pointed out that Shura is a human, Nero explains that he is a child chosen by the guiding dice but was incompatible with his power before Ziggy came along.[5]

Red Cave arc[edit | edit source]

Hermit discovers mention of Poseidon Nero in the logs of the Edens Zero and investigates further, finding information on him which she shares with the rest of the Crew of Edens as a warning that he is not meant to be crossed.[8] The crew hopes that he will not be a hostile member of the Oración Seis Galáctica.[9]

Foresta arc[edit | edit source]

Assembling his top officials, the Oceans 6 and his son Shura for a meeting on Nero 1[10], Nero remarks that the ocean weeps, though its tears are a drop of the blue sea, they will become a desolate darkness to reduce his flesh to ash as he rattles around the guiding dice in his hand. The Emperor informs his son and the Oceans 6 that Foresta has been violated by Ziggy.[11] When Nasseh notes that Ziggy was dead, Nero tells them that the Demon King has returned to life, and wonders if Ziggy has lost his heart and will become "a cadaver of darkness" to strike him down.[7] After hearing the opinions of Milani, Cyca and Fabiano about Ziggy's actions on Foresta, Nero wishes to know Ziggy's true intentions, stating that the Demon King was a wise and thoughtful man he could call a friend. Rolling the guiding dice on the table, he wonders what has happened to the skull-faced bot. When Shura protests his use of the dice to make important decisions by chance, Nero tells his son to hold his tongue. He explains that the eyes of his dice will never betray him for that is the power of his Ether, and it is with this power that he built his empire in a single generation for they are his "Sacred Guiding Dice". Glancing at the results of rolling the dice on the table with a contemplating look, Nero remains silent as Fabiano asks him what do their eyes tell him. Getting up from his chair to leave, the Emperor states that if it is their fate, he must obey and declares that he will do nothing, surprising his son and the members of Oceans 6. Exiting the meeting room, Nero tells Shura that he will leave the matter with the Demon King entirely in his hands. When Shura wonders if his father means that, the Emperor explains to his son that he is not so foolish as to defy the dice.[4]

Sandra arc[edit | edit source]

Within his throne room at The Temple, Nero rattles around his guiding dice and asks Fabiano why did he not go with Shura and the other Oceans to Nero 66. After Fabiano expresses his concern regarding Shura's actions that could endanger the Nero Empire and implores the Emperor to stop his son, Nero tells the older Oceans 6 member that he has come to possess everything in the Aoi Cosmos by obeying the dice and following their guidance as he makes a roll on the small round podium next to him. Nero states that the dice will never betray him and that it does not matter whether if his son resorts to foolish tactics, if his empire falls, or if millions or even billions die, the ultimate result will be the same. With a serious face, the Emperor declares that he will be victorious and that fate has already been determined and will remain unchanged as long as he possess the absolute power of the "Emperor Dice".[12]

Powers and Abilities[edit | edit source]

Poseidon Nero is a member of the Oración Seis Galáctica, a group that is stated to be the cosmos's strongest warriors, being renowned for crushing entire planets.[13] He is the ultimate authority of the Aoi Cosmos, outranking every planetary monarch and president there, and has a reputation as being the one person in the Aoi Cosmos that should not be crossed.[1]

Poseidon commands several teams of powerful Ether Gear users under the designations of "Beast"[14][15] and "Oceans 6".[16]

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Guiding Dice (導きのサイ Michibiki no Sai?): Poseidon Nero utilizes three die, a d6, a d8 and a d12 respectively[17], that he refers to as his "Sacred Guiding Dice" and the "Emperor Dice".[3][18] He claims that the eyes of the dice never lie to him, which is the power of his Ether[6], and that fate has already been determined and will remain unchanged as long as he possesses its absolute power.[18]

Manga Appearances[edit | edit source]

Red Cave arc
105. Dragonfall Absent
106. Prayer Council Mentioned
107. A Planet Where Stars Fall Like Rain Absent
108. Nadia, Love of My Life Absent
109. Red Cave Absent
110. A Robot in Love Absent
111. The Sky of Days Long Past Absent
Foresta arc
112. When You Live Life on a Ship Mentioned
113. In the Doghouse Absent
114. Glue Mentioned
115. The Battle of Foresta Absent
116. The Sky Sweeper Absent
117. Shiki vs. Orc Mentioned
118. Star Drain Mentioned
119. Homura vs. Mora Absent
120. Rebecca vs. Britney Absent
121. Darling Little Piece of Junk Absent
122. Titanic Victory Mentioned
123. The Light of Justice Absent
124. Kiss & Die Absent
125. Heart of Gravity Absent
126. This Doctor, Armed and Dangerous Absent
127. The Doomsday System Absent
128. What's Important Absent
129. So We Can Smile Brighter Absent
130. Oceans 6 Debut
131. VR-C Flashback
132. Chrono Witch Absent
133. Following Ziggy's Path Hologram
Sandra arc
134. Judgment Day Mentioned
135. Desert Oasis Absent
136. Goodwin Absent
137. Empire Dice Appears
138. Prelude to the Aoi War Mentioned
139. White Flash Mentioned

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Poseidon is the god of the sea in Greek mythology, while Nero was a Roman emperor, whose rule is usually associated with tyranny and extravagance.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 106, Pages 9 - 10
  2. 2.0 2.1 Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 130, Page 8
  3. 3.0 3.1 Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 130, Page 13
  4. 4.0 4.1 Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 130, Pages 12 - 14
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 131, Page 3
  6. 6.0 6.1 Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 130, Page 12
  7. 7.0 7.1 Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 130, Page 10
  8. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 106, Pages 8 - 9
  9. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 106, Pages 10 - 11
  10. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 130, Page 5
  11. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 130, Pages 7 - 9
  12. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 137, Pages 20 - 21
  13. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 32, Page 21
  14. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 112, Page 21
  15. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 121, Page 14
  16. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 122, Page 14
  17. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 130, Pages 7 - 8
  18. 18.0 18.1 Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 137, Page 21

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