In The Game, there were special characters that were exiled from their world due to one reason or another. The exiled characters were removed from their world and were given the role of Wanderer, someone who is not tied to a specific place. In some form, the exiled were banished from their respective worlds by someone associated with or the representatives themselves. The souls of the exiles were coalesced by unknown means into a vessel we now know as the Protagonist. Though not readily apparent, those people who have special abilities to sense more are able to tell, usually, as a vague feeling, that there are multiple souls in the Protagonist. The game often describes the souls within the Protagonist as resembling dragons.
- 1 Exiles
- 1.1 Takamagahara
- 1.2 Wa no Kuni
- 1.3 Kamuy Kotan
- 1.4 Hourai
- 1.5 Garothman
- 1.6 Deva Loka
- 1.7 Nirai Kanai
- 1.8 Bora Bora
- 1.9 Xanadu
- 1.10 Shangri La
- 1.11 Yggdrasil
- 1.12 Kitezh
- 1.13 Tír na nÓg
- 1.14 Eden
- 1.15 Gehenna
- 1.16 Olympus
- 1.17 Enuma Elish
- 1.18 Great Spirit
- 1.19 El Dorado
- 1.20 Aaru
- 1.21 Old Ones
- 1.22 Heliopolis
- 1.23 Utopia
- 2 Notes
Listed here are the exiles that have been mentioned or alluded to in the main quest, events, character quests, and summopedias:
Rule: To cut authority
- A god in Japanese mythology, Susanoo-no-Mikoto is associated with the seas and storms. He is the brother of Amaterasu and Tsukuyomi.
- Amaterasu often describes the protagonist as her brother and, in a way, Tsukuyomi too but he sees that the Protagonist isn't his brother, rather they merely house his soul.
- Tadikarao identified Susanoo inside the Protagonist via scent and describes him as being a delinquent that terrorized their village so much that their elder sister could no longer leave the house.
- This mirrors the Japanese tale where Susanoo, in a fit of rage after being defeated, caused Amaterasu to flee the heavens and hid inside a cave refusing to get out, plunging the world into darkness and chaos. Tadikarao was one of the gods to get her out, where his job was to open up the cave Amaterasu hid in.
- Susanoo was described to have disappeared into the ends of the far off plateau.
Rule: To cut distance
- A legendary figure in Japanese history, Minamoto no Yoshitsune was a military commander of the Minamoto clan of Japan in the late Heian and early Kamakura periods.
- Multiple characters in-game have noticed Yoshitsune inside protagonist but the more prominent is Oniwaka, also called Benkei, a loyal and strong retainer of Yoshitsune.
- Shino mentions that the Protagonist's ability to cut through distance was similar to his beloved, which is Fusehime from the Japanese epic novel Nansō Satomi Hakkenden, but closer to the "source". This is due to speculation that Fusehime may have descended from Yoshitsune's bloodline. This is also why most of the Hakkenshi feel a strong sense of duty towards the Protagonist as it is in their blood to carry out the job their family was tasked with.
- In his Valentine Special Quest, Korpokkur calls the Protagonist as a dragon, to which he explains that those were attributed to thunder in his world of Kamuy Kotan, which may hint that the exile might be the thunder god of Ainu mythology Kanna Kamui, who is often depicted as a dragon.
Rule: To cut the heavens/skies
- A mother goddess in Chinese mythology, Nüwa, is credited to have created humanity with her brother Fuxi, as well as repairing the Pillar of Heaven.
- Hakumen notes that she came from Hourai to Wa no Kuni possibly as the Thousand-Year Vixen whom later became Daji whom was one of the subordinates Nuwa summoned to wreak havoc in the Shang Dynasty and eventually it's fall.
- Hakumen oftentimes calls the Protagonist as her "lord" and revealed in Chapter 10 that it was Nuwa, who she describes as a wicked woman who bent the world to her will which Hakumen loved and respected.
- Shennong carries with him a Sacred Artifact that previously belonged to Nuwa, and in Chapter 10, he describes the light coming from the Protagonist's sword as belonging to the hero who disappeared from Hourai, the Great Mother Nuwa.
- A Mongolian political and military leader, Jamukha, was a childhood friend (anda), blood brother, and chief rival to Temujin (later named Genghis Khan). Jamukha was elected Gur Khan, universal ruler, by the remaining tribes, the assumption of this title was the final breach between Temujin and Jamukha, leading Temujin to form a coalition of tribes to oppose him. This eventually led to Jamukha's death due to his followers betraying him and refusing to join Temujin in his group as there could only be one Mongol lord and asking to die a noble death without blood being spilled.
- Temujin sees his blood brother in the Protagonist and asserts that he will not let him get away again, that the Protagonist either join his ordu or choose death.
- A ruler of peace and prosperity, rain, sunshine, virility, harvest, and battle in Norse mythology, Freyr, was a Vanir that ruled over the world of Alfheim, the land of Elves. He rides a golden boar made by dwarves named Gullinbursti. He is eventually defeated and killed by the fire jötunn Surtr during Ragnarök due to the lack of his sword during the ensuing battle.
- Surtr exclaims that the Protagonist has Freyr's soul and that no matter what happens, they could not defeat Surtr due to their original battle having Surtr as the victor and the Protagonist was still without his sword.
- Gullinbursti feels the soul inside the Protagonist as Freyr in the 2019 New Year event and explains that he was modeled after his owner. He is also carrying Freyr's sword which held the Rule to cut through defeat.
- A god of the underworld, earth, waters, and cattle in Slavic mythology, Veles (also called Volos), was the opponent of the supreme thunder god Perun. The two were in constant battle due to some accounts stating that Veles stole Perun's cattle or his wife away from him. Perun would punish Veles with death, though this was not permanent and Veles would again return. Due to this, Veles was often considered as a shepherd for souls to the underworld.
- Veles is often described as a serpent or a dragon. Veles is also known as Volos which is the Russian or Ukrainian word for "hair" and as such, Veles was also described as having the appearance of a bear or a wolf.
- Veles and Volos are sometimes separated into two different deities, Veles retaining the god of the underworld and death aspect while Volos became a god of pasturelands, cattle, and harvest.
- Volos notes that the Protagonist is similar to his old friend in Kitezh who was always nice to him.
- Perun declares that the soul of Veles resides inside the Protagonist.
- Chernobog greets Volos as the Eastern Devil Veles but was corrected to Good Harvest Volos; he also notes about the promise Perun and Veles made when an attack by Alberich was split into two before disappearing as they were attacked.
Rule: To cut gravity
- An evil spirit in Abrahamic religions, Shaytan, also known as the Devil, is an entity that entices humanity into sin and falsehood. Though he is usually depicted as a fallen angel who possessed great piety and beauty but was fell from Heaven due to his rebellion against God.
- The fallen angel is often attributed to the angel Lucifer, whose name means "Lightbearer" in Latin, due to the translation of the name Helel, meaning "morning star", who tried to dethrone the high god in Canaan mythology, El.
- In the Book of Revelation, the angel Michael defeated the Devil, appearing as a great red dragon, and casting it down from Heaven.
- In the 1667 epic poem "Paradise Lost" written by English poet John Milton, it tells the story of how Lucifer, who has now taken the moniker of Satan after falling from Heaven, and his plans to organize the other fallen angels in Hell and corrupt the Earth and mankind by allowing Adam and Eve to eat fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
- Multiple denizens of Gehenna have noted or seen the soul of Shaytan inside the protagonist; namely Zabaniyya, Marchosias, and Lucifuge, who calls the Protagonist "Lightbearer".
- In the Valentine Festival event, Ziz was able to recognize Shaytan's ability when the Protagonist used it.
- Michael also knows of the soul in Protagonist and calls him his brother.
Rule: To cut bloodlines
- A titan creatrix in Greek mythology, Eurynome, created the universe with her husband Ophion and proceeded to create the other Titans to oversee the different planets of the solar system in the Pelasgian creation myth. Eurynome created Ophion and mated with him, in the form of a dove, she laid an egg on the waves where Ophion coiled around it seven times before it hatched and spilled out the universe. Both she and Ophion lived in Mount Olympus before they were overthrown by Cronus and Rhea.
- Ophion recognizes the soul of his wife inside the Protagonist, often calling them his wife and other saccharine words. He notes that her Sacred Artifact is a scythe that used to belong to her grandmother Gaia, confirming the fact that the Eurynome in the game is both the titan creatrix Eurynome and the oceanid Eurynome.
- Hephaestus calls the Protagonist his mother and often becomes really shy when within their presence.
- A sacred clown in Lakotan culture, Heyoka, is a contrarian jester who speaks, moves, and reacts in an opposite manner in relation to the people around them. They are regarded as mirrors and teachers. They will try to cause laughter during distressing situations or try to evoke fear in prosperous times to prevent people from being too complacent and overly secure.
- Wakan Tanka notes that he, as a pillar that collects memories of happiness, is stricken with sadness whenever they see the Protagonist, as they see in them his friend he had to banish long ago in their world.
Rule: To cut the ground
- A god of wind and wisdom in Mesoamerican culture, Quetzalcaotl, is one of the four Tezcatlipoca, specifically the White Tezcatlipoca, created by Ōmeteōtl, the first god. In the story of the Five Suns, Quetzalcoatl was the second sun to ascend to the heavens after bringing down his brother Tezcatlipoca, also known as the Black Tezcatlipoca, the first sun due to a sibling rivalry. Tezcatlipoca took revenge by turning the people at the time, whom Quetzalcoatl was fond of, into monkeys which caused Quetzalcoatl to blow them away. He then stepped down from being the sun to create new people. The third sun was Tlāloc and the fourth sun being Chalchiuhtlicue, Tlalocs second wife; both of them stepped down from being the sun due to the machinations of Tezcatlipoca. After the fourth sun, Quetzalcoatl would not accept the constant destruction of his people and traveled into the underworld and stole their bones from Mictlāntēcutli. The fifth and current sun is Huītzilōpōchtli, also known as the Blue Tezcatlipoca.
- Tezcatlipoca and Xolotl (after receiving new eyes) both refer to the Protagonist as their brother Quetzalcoatl.
- Tezcatlipoca notes that both he and Quetzalcoatl were exiled and banishers to each other, with the two, always going into war.
- Xolotl, according to Tezcatlipoca, was allowed to flee El Dorado given Quetzalcoatl's permission after he was supposed to be sacrificed.
- God of storms, chaos, and the desert, Set, was an important deity in ancient Egyptian religion. One of his most notable appearance was in the myth of how he had killed and dismembered his own brother Osiris which eventually led to the birth of Horus after Osiris' wife Isis reassembled her husband. Horus would then come to defeat Set and become the ruler of the desert.
- Ash took on his brother's name after Seth was exiled from their world of Aaru. He has stated multiple the protagonist reminds him so much of his brother; whether it be mannerisms, personality, or even scent.
- In Seth's Character Quest, it is revealed that his brother, the real Seth, was both the protector of the desert that he had admired and aspired to become but also the one who brought death to those that stray too far away from the order of their world known as Apophis.
- Horus's research file talks about an uncle he had admired but was brought down by the machinations of his elders during a power struggle in their family and used him as the figurehead for his uncle's defeat.
Rule: To cut dreams and reality
- There is a high possibility that the exile from this world is the Nameless Mist from Lovecraftian mythos.
- Azathoth calls the player as his bastard child in Chapter 9. In Lovecraft's initial family tree of Azathoth, he lists that Azathoth had three children; Nyarlathotep, the Nameless Mist, and the Darkness.
- In the Valentine Festival event, Nyarlathotep mentions Shub-Niggurath and then proceeds to lists off hyenas (referring to himself), goats (referring to Shub-Niggurath he had mentioned prior), and then specifically calls the Protagonist the "concealing mist".
- In the Promised Canaan event, Dagon narrates a flashback that Azathoth's next-in-line was sealed in a castle of incomprehensible design that Dagon himself couldn't go near, and that they had the power to cut through dreams and reality. The name of said person is also deliberately not written instead appearing as having been redacted, which falls in line with the Nameless Mist as Lovecraft wrote him as the "Not-to-be-Named One".