Billion and billions of years ago, this universe was created. And in this gigantic universe was born trillion and trillions of lives. But people fear those they can not entender and because of that they kill and create wars to exterminate the race that they think are inferior to them. In a universe where no one can understand is completely useless to have continued living with it. And here I am, to bring the reality that 6 billion people already dreamed one day. Me. The Lord of All Darkness. You all already fantasized about this day. About God, Angels, Demons, Satan, The Devil, The Beast, The Antichrist. And here is you dreams. Humans. The long-awaited day. Your Apocalypse.
~ Emperor Tathagata Killer
Do you know my wish? I want to see God's face smeared with tears.
~ Tathagata Killer to Leika

Emperor Tathagata Killer (in Japanese: タターガタ・キラー, Ten'nō Nyorai Kirā) is the primary antagonist of the 2012 Japanese sci-fi/fantasy animated film The Mystical Laws. He is the powerful and dark Emperor of the Godom Empire who aims to take over the world with his own plan to plunge the whole world into WWIII. After he was successful in world domination, he tried to destroy the world and kill the God of Earth, so he could finally become God and consume the universe.

He was voiced by Daisuke Hirakawa.


Early life


Tathagata Killer as the Godom Empire Emperor after making the coup.

It is true. I have no parents, I have no family......So?.....all beings that are born with this "wonderful" life not know the true meaning of my words. That's why humans are a failure creation of God. And EVERYTHING that God created, I will cast into hell.
~ Emperor Tathagata

Tathagata Killer was a malevolent entity whose origin remained mystery. It's not directly elaborated whether he truly an anthitesis of God who exist to undo all creation and using Tathagata as the instrument of his will or malicious being born from evil and bitterness within Tathagata's heart stemmed from his upbringing as scientific experimentee. The former is much likely, as Konohanasakuya-hime mentioned to Sho how darkness in human hearts attracts evil with Tathagata Killer being among them, stronger than the rest that he rival God if he wished to. Tathagata Killer had a great deal of influence over Tathagata's actions before or at one point during his coup to assumed the throne as Emperor of the Godom Empire and quickly strengthened his military force, using Leika's technology. After he transformed the Godom Empire the most powerful military nation in the world, Tathagata, now the instrument of Tathagata Killer's will, declared war to the humanity and tried to take over the world to make all the countries on planet part of his Empire.

Invading and Dominating Japan


Okinawa after the invasion, and later the rest of Japan is taken too.

Terminate all obstacles. I shall not allow an incomplete world.
~ Emperor Tathagata Killer to his council.

After the Emperor have started operation in Invading Japan, he sent his troops in submarines for his troops were not detected by the Japanese navy radar. Even the Gods from Japan fought against the Emperor's forces to prevent the invasion to Japan, however, the dark forces of the Emperor were too much stronger than the forces of the Gods, unfortunately the invasion happened, entire cities were attacked and Japan became part of the Godom Empire. 5 months later, after Godom Empire have taken full control of Japan, they put unfair and totally fascist rules. The Emperor ordered the death of all religious peoples, prohibited the use of the Japanese language in Japan, and also declared the death of all the families that have some kind of religion. The result was the death of 5 million people.

Invading and Dominating Europe


England completely dominated after the invasion, and later throughout Europe was also dominated too.

This country belongs to Godom Empire now.
~ Godom Empire propaganda.

After the invasion in Japan, the Godom Empire moved across the continent from the east and invaded and dominated incotaveis states. The result was the deaths of 10.5 million people across the continent. There was a lot of massacres innocent before Godom Empire arrive in Europe. Entire cities were looted and destroyed when Godom Empire arrived, however, this only happened when some states tried to react to the Godom Empire force advancing quickly. Emperor turned the entire planet in the eastern territory of Godom, though he has completely taken the east of the planet, he already was preparing to invade the West.

The Emperor threatened to launch several nuclear bombs in the United States if they react, however, not even the Tathagata's threat were doing effects on humanity and then countries around the world that had not yet been dominated not by Godom Empire reacted and formed an alliance to overthrow the fascist government of the Godom Empire.



Tathagata captures Shou and puts an end on the rebellion.

Humans are really idiots. Chosen the path of destruction. HAHAHAHAHA!!
~ Emperor Tathagata Killer

The whole world reacted against the Emperor and began a war against the government of Godom Empire. However, it did not take so long, because Shou Shishimaru, the person who encouraged the humanity had been captured when he tried to destroy the "Supreme Weapon of Godom Empire". After he captured Shou, he arrested all the soldiers who were helping Shou and said that everyone would die at the right time.

Shou Execution


Shou dead after the execution.

This shall set an example for those who disobey me.
~ Tathagata after he killed Shou in front of entire humanity.

The Emperor uses Shou as an example to humanity to whoever disobeys him. He orchestrated an event in Tokyo that would be transmitted to the whole world and has forced all the people of the planet to witness the death of the savior of mankind. When Tathagata ordered the Shou's death, the whole world was in silent and seconds later a great phrase echoed throughout the city: "Justice has been served! Glory to His Majesty!" .

Destroying the World

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Tathagata Killer plunging the whole world into chaos and destruction.

Destroy this world with your own hands!
~ Tathagata forcing Leika to destroy the Earth.

After the execution, Shou showed for all mankind that he was the incarnation of God and is alive again. Even the Emperor was shocked by what he saw, however, he admitted that there was not another God on Earth and invoked the demons that are now his slaves to kill Shou and finally decided to show his true personality. The Emperor turned an unholy demon with a malicious personality and made his troops fired across the crowd as Shou fighting the demons of Tathagata, the Emperor decided that the world should not exist and decided to activate the control of the "Ultimate Weapon of Destruction" However, he did Leika Chan forced to destroy the earth with her own hands saying: Destroy this world with your hands!..


Emperor Tathagata Killer's true form.

However, Leika managed to escape from Tathagata and made him attack with his own weapon. The damage caused by his weapon made the true form of Tathagata Killer to leave Tathagata's body.

After the true form of Tathagata have been freed, he again forced Leika to activate the Ultimate Weapon of Destruction and finally the Ultimate Weapon of Destruction was activated. Slowly the whole world was being destroyed by various disasters around the world, resulting in the death of 200 million people across the globe. As the world destroying apart, Tathagata Killer went laughing in the clouds of darkness that was causing the destruction of the world and started using the despair of humanity to turn into a God to destroy the entire universe.



The demonic hand of Tathagata in the form of God (proving that he was big enough to easily destroy the Earth) as he dies after humanity has found the way to peace.

It's too late! Everything is over!
~ Emperor Tathagata Killer's last words.

Despite the whole planet was in total destruction and chaos, people finally believed in God and found the path of peace. The love and goodness of all mankind made all evil on the planet to be destroyed. When humanity has found the path of peace, Tathagata Killer (already in the form of an Evil God) was killed by the Divine Light that was caused by all the world's people when they believed in God.


I am the Emperor and Military man, but also an ingenious scientist.
~ Emperor Tathagata Killer
Human are really fools....
~ Emperor Tathagata Killer
HAHAHAHA! Do you think I will destroy the Earth after what finally is mine? I'll just test this weapon. Thus the whole world belonged to my Empire.
~ Emperor Tathagata Killer
I'll be the Emperor of Earth. The only master of the world.
~ Emperor Tathagata Killer to Lihua.
Believing that civilizations only exist on Earth in the whole universe is nothing more a ridiculous delusion.
~ Emperor Tathagata Killer
No one who disobeys me will be allowed on this planet.
~ Emperor Tathagata Killer
This universe has many forms of life.This planet will not be missed in this infinite black box. This planet will have the same fate as Velga! Each piece of wretched life in the face of this planet will rot and turn to dust!
~ Emperor Tathagata to the world.
I must bathe this planet in death.
~ Tathagata Killer to Leika.
Sure she is ideal as my wife.
~ Emperor Tathagata Killer
I am the only perfect being of the Earth. I do not need peace and not even God. That's why I am perfect. All humans begin their lives under the domain of their parents and then become imprisoned by God until death. Humans are weak. Humans are imperfect. The incomplete work of God, that is the Human Being. God creates an imperfect work and plays with them and then abandons them. God is the most sinful!!
~ Emperor Tathagata Killer
Everything that existed was born from dust and everything will return to dust. So why live knowing that you will die? Why dreams exists knowing that this is only an illusion? Such nonsense not deserve remains intact. Such nonsense I will send to the dust!
~ Emperor Tathagta Killer



  • Tathagata is based on two events of reality, the first event is the Nazi Germany and Japan facist in World War II and the second is that he is based on 2 people from reality. The flag of the Godom Empire is based on the Nazi swastika and Tathagata corresponds to the Germany and Japan have made half a century ago; dominate the world. Just like the Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, Tathagata raised and inspired a nation for a super military potential in a short time and then to revolutionize a whole country. Later both started a war invading neighboring countries to take over the world, stating that the whole world should be part of their nations. Tathagata is also based on the Yellow Emperor of ancient China but he is also based on Adolf Hitler.
    • Due to the content of the film, the film was banned in China by "reversing" the roles of fascist countries in the time of World War II.
  • When Tathagata was with his mask he was very similar to Durham Glaster. Both seemed to have the same facial expression, both had the same hair and also both wore a mask that made the faces of them very similar.
  • His goals are similar to Isaac Ray Peram Westcott, both wanted to dominate the world and plunge it into a tailspin of endless war and chaos, however, they did not just that at the end. Soon after they have completed their goals, both tried to destroy the world and kill God.
  • Tathagata Killer's true form is quite similar to the Lich. Both have the same skeletal body covered by a cloth.
  • Due to his lack of sense of morality, he easily switched his goal to "genocide" to "omnicide" and soon became a "cataclysm". He is quite similar to Teridax and Kefka Palazzo in this point of view.
  • "Tathagata" means "One who has thus gone" in English.
    • The word's original significance is not known and there has been speculation about it since at least the time of Buddhaghosa, who gives 8 interpretations of the word, each with different etymological support, in his commentary on the Digha Nikaya, the Sumangalailasini:
    1. He who has arrived in such fashion, i.e. who has worked his way upwards to perfection for the good of the world in the same fashion as all previous Buddhas.
    2. He who walked in such fashion, i.e. (a) he who at birth took the seven equal steps in the same fashion as all previous Buddhas or (b) he who in the same way as all previous Buddhas went his way to Buddhahood through the four Jhanas and the Paths.
    3. He who by the path of knowledge has come at the real essentials of things.
    4. He who has won Truth.
    5. He who has discerned Truth.
    6. He who declares Truth.
    7. He whose words and deeds accord.
    8. The great physician whose medicine is all-potent.
  • Tathagata, (Sanskrit and Pali), one of the titles of a buddha and the one most frequently employed by the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, when referring to himself. The exact meaning of the word is uncertain; Buddhist commentaries present as many as eight explanations. The most generally adopted interpretation is “one who has thus (tatha) gone (gata)” or “one who has thus (tatha) arrived (agata),” implying that the historical Buddha was only one of many who have in the past and will in the future experience enlightenment and teach others how to achieve it.
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