World Representatives represent one of the worlds connected to the city, with unique customs and ideas in tow. These players each wield extremely powerful Rules rooted in the belief systems of their individual worlds.1 They hold the responsibility to ensure the continued existence of their own worlds. If they sense that a threat may endanger their world, many will look to take action against it, even if it deals with the Protagonist.
Representatives are often but not always world pillars. Notable examples of Representatives without their own Pillars are Michael whose world denied him access to the Tree of Life2, Temujin whose pillar is currently in the possession of Ulaanbaatar, who is hiding from him, and Shiva who is stated to possess no Pillar himself. Additionally, some Representative’s Pillars may be broken, such as Marduk whose stone tablet cannot retain memories after rebirth.
Many Representatives are related to the Sun as the Sun is often the literal highest object in a world, and thus becomes the highest object in a world’s hierarchy.
Connection to Exiles
Representatives are typically related to or connected to the world’s exile and their banishment from the world. While many played a direct hand in the exiling, some exiles banished themselves out of their own volition, usually done in response to the Representative’s actions, as was the case with El Dorado's Quetzalcoatl. As exiles typically represent the minority belief in a world, their banishment is seen as a necessity for the continuation of the world.
Within a world's hierarchy, the Representatives are placed above the exile. This results in the Protagonist being fated to lose against them, though this can be circumvented through their Double Dragon ability.
Due to many worlds not holding the concept of a space war within their mythologies, many World Representatives hold a conceptual disadvantage against space attacks and alien invasions, as seen with Nodens’s invasion that was able to kill most of the Representatives. The only exceptions to this weakness are those from Utopia and the world of the Old Ones. After that event, this weakness has been brought to the attention of the Game Masters and is now controlled to make sure it doesn’t happen again.12 14
According to Bael and as seen in Canaan - The Promised Land, the position of World Representative can be transferred to another suitable individual by the choosing of the current World Representative, Dagon in Canaan's case.
World Representatives can lose their status by being defeated by someone stronger than them, as was the case with Okuninushi. During the event known as the Kuni-yuzuri, the Transfer of the Land, Amaterasu and her fellow heavenly deities attacked Takamagahara, overthrowing Okuninushi as World Representative of that world.23
Reserve Representatives are those who are next in line for the title of World Representative in the event that the true Representative is unable or no longer able to act. They can use some of the original Representative's Rule if certain conditions are met. As dictated by the App, one of these conditions is if the current World Representative is still in Tokyo.15 25
Reserves do not have to originate from the world they represent, as seen with Ose, The Hero, and Shinya. Ose acts as a proxy for Odin as he had inherited a portion of his memories,7 the Hero is stated to be the future inheritor of Odin's Role and Rule,, and Shinya acts as a proxy for Zeus despite being a Tokyoite.10
List of World Representatives
Current World Representatives
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Other World Representatives
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