His Dark Materials
His Dark Materials
(The Authority is not attacked by Cliff Ghasts. He's dissolved when he's let out of his cage.)
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'''The Authority''' is the name of an [[angel]], the first angel, formed out of [[Dust]] and the primary antagonist of [[His Dark Materials (trilogy)|His Dark Materials]], though he made his first full appearance in [[The Amber Spyglass]]. He declares to other angels that he is the creator, and many believe that the Authority is God. However, Xaphania and the other rebel angel found out the truth and were banished from the [[Kingdom of Heaven]]. The Authority has delegated substantial part of his power to [[Metatron]], functioning as his regent. However, Metatron, who grew too powerful, betrayed the Authority, and trapped him in the crystal box, which keeps the Authority alive. He is harassed by cliff ghasts in [[The Amber Spyglass]], and it's debatable whether this, combined with his colossal age, may have been the cause of his death after Lyra and Will freed him from the crystal box with the subtle knife. In the end, he finds death as a happy, peaceful one, and joined with the other ghosts in the cosmos.
 
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The '''Authority''' was the first [[angel]]. He declared himself a deity and was worshipped as the creator in many worlds. He was betrayed and imprisoned by his Regent [[Metatron]], and died in the battle for the Republic of Heaven.
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==Biography==
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===Early ages===
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The Authority was the first angel to condense out of [[Dust]]. He declared to the angels who formed after him that he was their creator and formed them out of dust, but this was a lie. The angel [[Xaphania]] discovered this secret and the Authority exiled her.
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In the early ages, the Authority established the [[world of the dead]], a prison camp for the [[ghost]]s of those who die.<ref name="AS2">{{ref|book|3|2}}</ref>
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===Later ages===
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As the Authority became older, he gathered more and more clouds around his Chariot, and delegated more power to [[Metatron]], his regent. However, Metatron, who grew too powerful, betrayed the Authority, and trapped him in a crystal box which kept him alive.
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===Death===
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During the battle for the Republic of Heaven, [[William Parry|Will Parry]] freed the Authority from his crystal prison with [[Æsahættr]], whereupon his body disintegrated due to extreme old age.
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==Personality==
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The Authority was extremely aged, fragile, and naïve - a far cry from the powerful, perfect, infallible deity he tried to pass himself off as.
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==Appearances==
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*''[[The Amber Spyglass]]''
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*''[[The Secret Commonwealth]]'' {{Mention}}
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==References==
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{{DEFAULTSORT:Authority}}
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Revision as of 11:53, 8 November 2019

The Authority was the first angel. He declared himself a deity and was worshipped as the creator in many worlds. He was betrayed and imprisoned by his Regent Metatron, and died in the battle for the Republic of Heaven.

Biography

Early ages

The Authority was the first angel to condense out of Dust. He declared to the angels who formed after him that he was their creator and formed them out of dust, but this was a lie. The angel Xaphania discovered this secret and the Authority exiled her.

In the early ages, the Authority established the world of the dead, a prison camp for the ghosts of those who die.[1]

Later ages

As the Authority became older, he gathered more and more clouds around his Chariot, and delegated more power to Metatron, his regent. However, Metatron, who grew too powerful, betrayed the Authority, and trapped him in a crystal box which kept him alive.

Death

During the battle for the Republic of Heaven, Will Parry freed the Authority from his crystal prison with Æsahættr, whereupon his body disintegrated due to extreme old age.

Personality

The Authority was extremely aged, fragile, and naïve - a far cry from the powerful, perfect, infallible deity he tried to pass himself off as.

Appearances

References

  1. The Amber Spyglass, Chapter 2
World of the dead
Locations AbyssHolding areaLand of the deadSuburbs of the land of the dead
Natives BoatmanGracious WingsMarthaMagdaPeterMartha and Peter's sonMartha and Peter's childMartha and Peter's baby
Ghosts Castor's humanDirk JansenJohn ParryLee ScoresbyMatapan's humanRoger ParslowSandling's human
Important DeathsHarpiesGhostsThe Authority