The Life-Maker's Apostles are a group of warriors under the control of the ominous Mage of the Beginning, who serve as major villains in the manga UQ Holder, the sequel to the manga Negima! Magister Negi Magi. They are the evil archmage's main agents, in a continuation of sort to the secret society Cosmo Entelecheia. In a gloomy twist of fate, their core group consists in fallen major heroes of the previous series.
The story unfolds eighty-five years after Negima! in the second timeline when the main heroine Asuna Kagurazaka was sealed for over a century to power the process to save the Magical World from collapse, by terraforming Mars to sustain it. Negima! ended when Asuna travelled time back to her era after awakening, then helped the hero Negi Springfield defeat the Mage of the Beginning for good. In this timeline, Negi was forced to sacrifice himself.
Negi's terraforming of Mars was a success and space towers are now linking Earth, Mars and Reverse Mars. Alas, without Asuna, Negi's team could not detect the Life-Maker, vastly postponing her defeat and preventing them to tackle the many problems that would arise after magic was revealed to the world.
Instead of pacified worlds cooperating for peace, ensuring that magic would be quickly spread to benefit everyone as in the ending of Negima!, it was hoarded by superpowers and elite, leading to dire inequality, and a dramatic worsening of wars, plagues and strife, with many cities reduced to conflict-ridden slums.
The vampire archmage Evangeline Mc Dowell has become the founding leader of UQ Holder (Eternity Holder): a society of immortals created upon Negi's impulse, working to protect the population from supernatural threats, and she took care of the main hero, Tōta Konoe, a clone of Negi whom she turned into a vampire to save his life.
Magic was revealed ten years before the start of the story and has begun to spread, but only wealthy people could afford the expensive applications enabling non-magic people to spell-cast.
Many flashbacks explain how the former heroes could become the Apostles: As in the ending of Negima!, Negi and his team found Cosmo Entelecheia on the Asteroid Agartha, assimilated by the Mage of the Beginning into herself. But without Asuna, they could not sever her connection to it, and she was too much even for Negi to handle.
Negi's partners Nodoka Miyazaki and Yue Ayase, as well as his father's comrades Jack Rakan and Albireo Imma sacrificed themselves to save him, getting assimilated in the process; but Albireo could destroy her host, forcing the Life-Maker to appear under her true form and decimate Negi's allies before teleporting Agartha away.
Devastated by grief, Negi spend the following decades solving crises around the world, to ease suffering and weaken the Mage. He also gave Fate DNA samples to clone him and Asuna, hoping to raise a clone that could combine both of their powers, to stand a chance against the Mage of the Beginning should the worst happen, resulting in the main hero Tōta Konoe.
Twenty years before the start of the story, Agartha was located in the Mundus Vetus' space, but Negi could only sacrifice himself to destroy her temporarily and seal himself, losing many allies. Ten years later, at the cloning facility, Evangeline learnt that no clone could survive to adulthood, and Fate grimly stated that only cloning Negi's spirit could result in a successful experiment.
Four years later, Evangeline and Fate parted ways in bad terms, unable to agree on using the clones as child-soldiers, as ordered by wealthy but ruthless backers wanting military assets.
Fate now leads the Ala Alba in Negi's place, and he is determined to recruit Tōta, who combines the Life-Maker's power of creation known as the White of Mars and the power of destruction known as the Black of Venus or the Magia Erebea, as his abilities could save Negi and the universe.
A mysterious girl who calls Tōta "brother", whose real name is Tena Vita. She was one of the very few clones engineered by Fate who survived beyond childhood but could not replicate Negi's immortality, and was used as a child-soldier, surviving atrocious conflicts. While first introduced as acting on her own, it is revealed that she is the Mage of the Beginning's new field agent.
She is very ruthless, hateful, vindictive, revengeful, filled with bitter, scathing contempt, but she hides much resentment and suffering. She seems to revel in violence, gleefully slaughtering hundreds of innocents, but the horrors she saw desensitized her, leaving her unable to empathise with people.
She was broken by her nightmarish life as a child-soldier, thus developing a virulent loathing towards the wealthy people who used her as a military asset, and anyone she views as a privileged. She yearns to make them pay for living in the lap of luxury at the expense of others, bringing misery to thousands while scorning the less fortunate like her.
She has very short temper, flying in violent rages when she feels patronised (in truth or in her mind). She states that people like the heroes care only about people they know, do not mind how their actions affect others, and would let the others die without second thoughts; failing to consider that they constantly struggle to save everyone targeted by terrorists, herself included.
She strongly loathes Tōta, calling him a "flawed and worthless copy" but her insults hide her staunch jealousy of his condition of perfect clone, rubbing to his face the insults she likely suffered as a petty revenge. She displays even stauncher loathing towards immortals in general, calling them "monsters" who "look down on normal people", knowing full well she was created to replicate immortality but scarcely failed, without having asked for any of it.
To cut a long story short, she lost herself in resentment and violently lashes out in revenge, striving to get back at those she sees as privileged by any means she can, seeing even bystanders minding their own business as guilty. Because of this, no matter how many times Tōta attempts to reach out to her, she rejects all his offer of peace and retaliates by trying to make him suffer as much as she can, to break his spirit like she was broken.
Cutlass is an immensely powerful warrior with incredible speed, strength, magic might, and skill with both weapons and spells. She can conjure weapons, including a long, black short-sword and a gigantic black sword, with which she can effortlessly shatter stone and steel, and proves able to send powerful shockwaves of ki from her pommel. Even worse, she owns a copy of Asuna's artefact: a great-sword that banishes demons, spirits and constructs, devastating against magical beings, and can wield all with exceptional proficiency.
She can cast normal or delayed spells manifesting as arrays of energy pentagrams. She can teleport and attacks with powerful fiery deflagrations of variable scale, ranging to destructive to devastating, a huge barrage of shadow spears, a continuous and incredibly destructive onslaught of lightning, and a violent telekinetic wave able to send people flying far away.
Much worse, she owns a time-controlling hourglass artefact she masters perfectly, being able to slow down or fully stop time for thirty seconds and likely more, and trapping people in time-slowed or time-stopped zones. She remains unaffected when someone else stops time, but fortunately it works both ways and people who can also stop time are unaffected as well when she does.
Even worse still, being a clone of Negi, she wields his Black of Venus power, which she can use to absorb spells or magic into herself to increase her might. Using it, she gradually transforms to gain a significant boost in power and speed at each stage. In her first stage, she grows six huge demonic arms that can obliterate a house in one blow, horns and a long prehensile tail.
In her second stage, she grows tentacles and two enormous wings, and a mix between draconic and demonic designs.
The Fallen Heroes
The Fallen Heroes consist in Negi, possessed by the Mage of the Beginning, and many comrades who sacrificed themselves to save him after he failed to defeat her, but got assimilated. They are now all under her complete control.
They retain their caring and quirky personalities, though they have become condescending and scathingly sarcastic, and above all else creepily distant and emotionless, similar to the Life-Maker herself, whose personality overwrite their own. This is all the more unnerving when they revert to their normal personality, laughing in earnest in friendly chit-chats with the very people they just beat within an inch of their lives in "Ialda mode" just seconds earlier…
Being assimilated by the Mage of the Beginning, all of her vessels share their perception and she can use her powers through them.
Negi Springfield/Negi Ialda
Negi (called Negi Ialda to differentiate the hero he was from the vessel he has become) can go from his normal cheerful, gentle and friendly self to the Life-Maker's cold and indifferent persona. Like every host before him, he was broken by the Life-Maker's limitless empathic powers, plaguing him with the suffering of everyone alive in the Solar System. (Negi explains that he can be his normal self during short windows of time.)
He is as tremendously powerful as he was at the end of Negima! and probably even more since he trained without stop. He has extreme speed, strength, fighting skills, healing factor, and he masters devastating Wind and Lighting Magic, a basic neutralizing spell cast by him being enough to disrobe thousands of people. Worse, he can turn himself into lighting to become intangible and vastly boost his speed and power, and he can absorb, reflect or assimilate spells, using his Black of Venus power.
Jack Rakan is as boisterous, easy-going, fun-loving and battle-loving as ever, but he has gained a strong scornful streak. What used to be playful teasing is now much more mean-spirited. He is an incredibly powerful warrior with ludicrous physical strength, speed, spryness, resilience and skill with weapons or hand-to-hand fighting, who can fire devastating energy blasts, can cause tremendous explosions with a single attack, can come up with attacks on the spot and masters devastating spells. Worse, he can now reattach severed limbs like nothing.
His artefact enables him to conjure as many weapons of all sorts and sizes as he wishes, with a preference for huge downpour of blades or skyscraper-sized swords.
Albireo Imma, who still goes by the nickname of Ku'Nell Sanders, is polite, reserved, sarcastic, teasing and witty, but has become completely emotionless and ruthless.
He is an extremely powerful master of Gravity Magic, who can hurl devastating spheres of pressure and crush people the ground, even creating black holes of variable size and atmospheres of planets or stars. Worse, he can call forth skeleton fighters able to harm intangible beings, bind targets with magic, and create doubles of allies.
Yue, who is now known as Yue the All-Knowing, Negi's former student and magic apprentice, appears completely detached, indifferent and uncaring, speaking her mind bluntly, while she used to be reserved but kind and helpful.
She is an immensely powerful mage who masters highly dangerous Lightning Spells, can conjure Obsidian Blades like Fate's, and is able to create hundreds of arms which she can fuse into a giant one that deals crippling blows. Having passed a contract with Negi, she is now immortal as well. Her artefact is a grimoire that grant her access to any kind of information. She teams up with Nodoka and specializes in offence.
Nodoka, now known as Nodoka the All-Perceiving, Yue's best friend and a renowned treasure hunter was once sweet, gentle, caring and self-effacing, but she now harbours a cold, stern and bored attitude, disparaging her foes' predictability. She is now has angel-like wings with which she can fly at high speed and swat away foes, and she displays immense grappling skills. Having passed a contract with Negi, she is now immortal as well.
Her artefact is a mind-reading book with which she can read many people's most secret thoughts in a nanosecond, learn about their powers and anticipate their every move, even during fast-paced battles, taking out even absurdly powerful foes with martial arts holds. She teams up with Yue and specializes in defence. Fortunately, she can still be taken by surprise by unpredictable or unavoidable moves.
A half-Tengu (crow spirit from Japanese folklore) hybrid taken in by the powerful Konoe Clan, being raised as the heiress Konoka's bodyguard, best friend, and all but stated lover. Once serious, driven, self-effacing and striving to find her place, she is now ruthless, violent and uncaring.
She is an incredibly powerful and skilled swordswoman from the fabled Shinmei Ryu School (Ki-wielding sword-fighting exorcists introduced in Ken Akamastsu's smash hit Love Hina), surpassing even the extremely skilled Shinmei swordfighter Kuromaru Tokisaka. She can harm spirits, she owns an array of flying daggers and a sword that grows when fuelled with magic, and her wings enable her to fly at extreme speed.
One of Negi’s roommate when he was their teacher, she is inseparable with Setsuna. Once friendly, easy-going, carefree and mischievous, she still acts that way when beating people up, making it even creepier, as if helping a friend, and refers to the Life-Maker with her vessel’s name.
She is an incredibly powerful mage and an unrivalled healer, who can cure any wound, ailment or curse, but she can also blast targets with many giant beams of light, despite preferring to act as a support.
While she remains sealed on the Magical World, Asuna could create a projection of herself to save UQ Holder from the Apostles, at the price of getting assimilated herself. She is the Imperial Princess of Twilight Asuna Vesperina Theotanasia Entheofushia, heir to the kingdom of Vespertatia in Inverse Mars, who was saved and given a new life.
Once headstrong and stubborn yet caring, sweet and sensitive, Negi’s best friend and primary partner, she is now ruthless and devoid of restrain. She is an incredibly powerful; strong and fast warrior wielding a demon-banishing Claymore with one hand. But her most dangerous ability is her anti-magic White of Mars power, that can neutralize anything magic-related for miles around her and neutralizing any kind of immunity, regeneration and immortality.
The only fallen hero to be from UQ Holder and not from Negi's or his father Nagi's team. A boy in a vegetative coma whose mind was transferred in a robotic body, which can be repaired and replaced, he joined the society of immortals as its tenth Number.
He is highly strong, fast, agile, durable and skilled with laser blades. He can grow additional arms, a jet-pack from his back and blades from his limbs, can adorn a powerful exoskeleton and controls a magic-powered satellite to fire a devastating laser from orbit.
After being hijacked by the Apostles, he uses much mightier robotic bodies and uses magitek nanomachines that can cancel even the most powerful regeneration. He downloaded his mind on the Internet and has full control of it, hijacking all machines and programs.
Initially humble, gentle, laid-back and fiercely protective of his friends, Ikku's immortality depended on technology to keep alive his original self, pushing him to resent the supernatural, more complete immortality of his comrades, as he felt inadequate and wanted to see how humanity would progress. As such, he was converted to the Life-Maker's vision, becoming harsh, violent and gleeful when he surpasses an immortal, albeit still protective of humanity.
The Demon Barons
Four among the twelve rulers of the Goma Continent within the Demon World. The others never appear in the story, but are hinted to share their views and goals.
They form a clan of hugely powerful demons of the utmost tier. Just as every high-ranking demon, they are immortal, they can heal any sort of injury, and can only be killed by the mightiest forbidden magic.
Demons are neutral in this universe, and despite being arguably the most malevolent introduced, they act out a sense of duty, obeying the Life-Maker because they approve of her plan. They serve the Vampire Noble Ba'al, being his foremost generals.
The Demon Crown Princess once sided with the Life-Maker, but she and her twin sister joined Negi, thus making them likely dissidents.
The four-armed, skeletal demon clad in a suit, a tie and a long coat, at the bottom of the picture, who is named after one of Lucifer’s right-hand-men described in the esoteric book called the Grimorium Verum (True Grimoire) and said to master secrets. Cold, collected, serious, harsh and ruthless, but cordial, polite, and professional, he greatly reveres the Mages of the Beginning, and embraces her plan to save the universe.
He is extremely powerful, strong and fast, seemingly close to Ba’al’s level no less, and arguably the mightiest of the Demon Barons. He is a perfect fighter with supreme strength, speed and skill in martial arts and sword-fighting, who conjures black swords from his sleeves. He can control his physiology, being able to elongate his spine and to grow dozens of spear-tipped additional ones, grow blades and move his ribcage. He can cast the devastating spell Stone Pillar of the Underworld, crushing his target under a gigantic black pillar, fire explosive eye-beams able to level city blocks, breathe energy beams from the eye in his mouth, and hurl black spheres of destruction.
The demon woman at the left of the picture, with ten black snakes protruding from her head like hair, a visor-like helmet, cybernetic legs, and detached, floating cybernetic arms. She is named after a Lieutenant General of Hell in demonology also known as Flauros, mentioned notably in the Ars Goetia and the Grimorium Verum.
She is poised, graceful, stoic, observant and an exceptional strategist, who knows perfectly well how to bait targets. She commands hundreds of thousands demons of all sizes and might. She can make them all fire a beam at once covering the sky in a devastating onslaught, and teleports battalions towards distinct targets through magic circles. While she never fights the heroes one to one, only taking part in all-out battles instead, she is immensely powerful, firing huge energy beams from her hands and fighting bare-handed or biting with her snake-hair at close-range.
The horned, masked demon with wing-like protrusions on his back, and an oddly feminine lower body, at the right of the picture. He is is named after the God of Death, Destruction, War, Plagues and Diseases of Mesopotamian Mythology, who inspired many evil deities in fiction, notably in the Dungeons And Dragons franchise.
He is collected, callous and indifferent, but respectful, and tries to convince the heroes to join their side. Despite only fighting in all-out battles, he is an immensely powerful being with enormous strength, who fights at close range with his four huge fists, and can fire giant energy beams from his hands.
The small demon woman with a third eye and a large, black, shield-like headgear at the top of the picture. She is named after the demonic Daeva who personifies aging of Persian Mythology and serves as a vassal to the God of Evil Ahriman (Angra Mainyu in Zoroastrianism.)
She is cold, aloof, haughty, dismissive and violent, greatly enjoying battles and being disappointed when an enemy falls without a fight. She harshly dismisses the heroes’ efforts as irrelevant and makes it know in scathing lectures. She is an immensely powerful and fast warrior who wields up to six black katanas with incredible skill, and can fire slicing energy waves or powerful energy beams of variable magnitude in a single swipe of her blades. In addition, she masters high-level sealing magic, using it to sever and imprison her foes piece by piece.
The immense terrorist paramilitary army led by the Vampire Noble Ba'al. They remained dormant for the centuries that their lord spent sealed by Evangeline, until he was freed, probably by Cutlass, who had ties with them shown when working with a bomber bearing their symbol. Ba'al being a fervent admirer of the Mage of the Beginning, he thew his forces and resources to support her and her Apostles as her new right-hand-man.
They are based in a city spreading across the North Pole of Pluto’s satellite Charon called Charoneia, from which they prevent anyone from reaching the Apostles’ lair on Pluto. They also control several cities in the Magical World. They have thousands of soldiers and have access to the best magical weapons, shields, summons and equipment available, including weapons Ba'al salvaged from the lost, incredibly advanced civilization of Venus. The mightiest of all being the White Titans. Extremely powerful construct over 1200 meters high, immune to all sort of weapons and able to wipe out entire cities by firing tremendous energy beams from their mouths.
Role in UQ Holder
Preparing the tournament
Cutlass appears shortly after Tōta runs away from UQ Holder and registers to a tournament in Amano-Mihashira Academy City, the former Mahora Academy. She soundly trounces him, using her magic sword to bypass his immortality and very nearly kills him. She reveals the truth of his origins to crush his spirit. Tōta is saved by his friends, and though Cutlass could crush them, she departs stating that she was just introducing herself.
The following days, as Tōta is being nursed back to health, a projection of Cutlass appears before him and orders him to partake in the tournament in one year and fight her there, otherwise, she would obliterate the entire city. To prove her point, she destroys a crowded mall, but fortunately, Tōta's friends were able to save everyone.
Eight months later, after Tōta and his friends spent months training very hard under Evangeline's own master, the Vampire Noble Dana Ananga Jaganatha. They later learn about Cutlass from Negi's former student, the Demon Princess Zazie Rainyday. Zazie reveals her name, power and loyalties, after Tōta mentioned his plan to use his comrade's own power to stop time in order to defeat the Mage of the Beginning and save Negi.
Cutlass reappears shortly after and attacks Tōta again. Though he fares much better against her, he was divided into three clones of reduced power, and still gets driven into a corner. To make matter worse, Negi and all the Life-Maker's Apostles barge in, prompting Evangeline, Fate and most of UQ Holder to take the matter in hand. Eventually, Albireo drags Tōta into a memory of Negi's time in Mahora to explain him the situation.
But the memory is in fact a Phantasmagoria, a spiritual world controlled by the Mage of the Beginning, in which she can appear, attacking Tōta and Evangeline. In spite of their best efforts, they are no match for the archmage who easily overwhelms them. They are only saved by the miraculous intervention of Asuna, who is manifesting through a projection of herself to break the Phantasmagoria and provide intel on how to defeat the Apostles.
Despite Asuna's tips, the Apostles prove far too much for them to handle, and the ensuing battle lays waste on the surroundings. Despite being pummelled into submission, they were able to hold their own long enough for Asuna to manifest in the world and disappear with them, getting possessed herself.
The heroes come back to UQ Holder's headquarters to heal, rest, and devise their plan of action, alas, Cutlass is not bound to Negi-Ialda and has sneaked into their resort. With Evangeline, Tōta and his friends out (Tōta learning from Negi's past and how to defeat the Mage of the Beginning foe good), she tries infiltrate it but gets spotted and fights back. However, she sorely underestimated the other immortals, who manage to hold her off long enough for Dana to teleport there with Tōta and his friends and to capture her effortlessly. However, Tōta takes pity on his "sister" and shields her from the finishing blow.
Cutlass is restrained and thrown in a cell blocking all magic and ki, with food teleported to her and contact made through microphones. Tōta attempts to reach out to her and she accepts, but her calm hints something sinister.
Cutlass' Terrorist Attacks
It is revealed that Cultass hid her arm, which was severed during the battle in UQ Holder's headquarters, and replaced it with a fake. She tells them about a terrorist attack targeting the spatial station atop the tower, which would kill thousands, forcing UQ Holder to rush there despite it being impossible in such short time, with Tōta insisting that no-one is to die, despite his comrades' insistence that casualties are unavoidable.
Against all odds, they manage to defeat the terrorist, from Ba'al's Zero Dawn faction, and de-activate his missile, but it was but a trap. It is revealed that not only Cutlass used her arm to escape her jail, but she destroyed Tōta's comrade Kirie Sakurame's altar, disabling her power to rewind time to a certain point whenever she is killed, meaning that should the worst happen, UQ Holder would have no second chance.
Cutlass gleefully reveals that other bombs had been planted, so that at least one would detonate. She captures Kirie and threatens to kill her, which would send her back a decade earlier when her power first activated, forcing her to relive every event in-between without being sure that things would turn out the same.
Enraged by Tōta's steadfast resolve and faith in Kirie, Cutlass goes to kill her since that would hurt him the most, but Evangeline saves her, signalling Cutlass' imminent end.
Despite knowing that she is hopelessly outmatched, Cutlass refuses the very thought of surrender, attacking with all the might of her Black of Venus power. With the sole result of getting pierced by a barrage of ice arrows, frozen solid and shattered into a million fragments, killing her for good.
As Tōta and his "sister" are having an ultimate reunion on the Other Side, she gloats that she left him everlasting scars, and only as she vanishes, sheds a tear of grief, and perhaps remorse.
Zero Dawn's Net Bug Virus
With the Mage of the Beginning located on Pluto, her life-erasing spell imminent, and Tōta's training complete, the three worlds prepare a huge fleet to the Dwarf Planet. UQ Holder reaches the space station, which gets blown up and Kirie is poisoned, her power to rewind time sealed by a similar ability. It was the doing of Ba'al and the Twelve Demon Barons, determined to stop anyone from reaching the Mage of the Beginning.
UQ Holder defeated Ba'al's faction, but Tōta had to turn himself to a World Tree to prevent the artificial Orbital Ring from collapsing and releasing a Net Bug Virus that would decimate the entire population. Tōta separates from the Tree after forty-two years and falls back on Earth, drifting unconscious in the ocean. With the space station and the orbital elevator in ruins, and technology set back to the end of the 20th century by the Net Bug virus spread through the internet, the world has just started to recover from Zero Dawn's attacks, much to Tōta’s grief.
Deeply shaken by the prospect of his mortal friends' deaths, and unable to contact UQ Holder, Tōta is targeted by Zero Down terrorists, having to escape with basic skills as his powers are blocked by an unknown force. To make it worse, he gets attacked by Agali Arept, one of the Twelve Demon Barons.
Tōta finds back his Gravity Blade katana just in time to retaliate, but he is no match in his state. Agali reveals that Evangeline went to Pluto to stall the Mage of the Beginning in his stead, and that all his comrades disappeared. Incensed, Tōta recovers enough power to defeat him, and travels the world towards UQ Holder's headquarters in Japan, fighting Zero Dawn terrorists and living as a fighter-for-hire.
Two years later in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tōta has recovered his powers and healed his wounds. He is determined to travel to Pluto and defeat the Mage of the Beginning for good. Alas he falls into a trap set by four Demon Barons, who gang up on him. As they try to break his spirit telling him they got all of his friends, many UQ Numbers barge in and make short work of them, stating that four decades is but a blink for immortals.
The UQ Numbers take Tōta to the Rift outside of Time and Space and explain that they faked their capture at the end of the Demon Barons and hid there, in the Akashic Skywheel, an ancient aircraft of the Venusian civilisation who became the demons and vampires, holding a city and three hundreds millions of books about every subject.
Meanwhile, the female Demon Baron Fleurety reaches the Rift with a tracking device and attacks their aircraft with her demonic legions. To make it worse, Ikku Ameya hijacks control of the aircraft and takes down his former friends with immortality-negating nanomachines. Fortunately, Tōta unseals the ghost boy Santa Sasaki, who surpasses his control of the Internet. He retakes control of the ship and blasts the demon with its cannons, forcing them to flee.
Tōta spends the next weeks finding and bringing back all his missing comrades. However, Fate tells them that the energy needed to rewrite the entire Solar System is gathering abnormally fast over Pluto, forcing UQ Holder to rush on the dwarf planet for the decisive confrontation, while some remain on Earth to investigate on a clue left by Negi.
The Final Showdown
As Tōta finds his missing comrades, Fate monitors the abnormally fast gathering of energy needed to erase the Solar System, around Pluto. UQ Holder rushes there for the decisive battle, while some remain to investigate on a clue left by Negi.
Alas this is a trap. Pluto's moon Charon suddenly appears in Earth's atmosphere to collide with the Orbital Elevator, sending Ba'al's Demon Titans to vanish everyone, while Cosmo Entelecheia and the Apostles ambush UQ Holder, preventing them from going back on Earth to deal with Ba'al.
Asuna having been assimilated when she made the Apostles disappear, she cancels their immortality and swiftly trounces them all, sending Tōta in the real-world devoid of magic, where his comrade Gengoro Makabe comes from. Gengoro realises that he can influence the UQ Holder world, using this skill to return there and turn Asuna's immortal killing move against her, Nodoka and Yue. Then, they trounce the archmage's vassals, but it was in fact a trap to keep them away from the real attack on Earth. Fortunately, Fate is able to teleport them back to Earth.
As the UQ Numbers drive Ba'al into a corner, he resolves to open a portal to Pluto to draw power from the Mage of the Beginning. But she uses it to barge in with her Apostles, sealing Ba'al within a World Tree and subduing the Numbers. She then takes the keys to Evangeline's soul, which she needs to finally cast Cosmo Entelecheia. Fortunately, Tōta can use Negi's Artefact to free him from the Life-Maker. Moreover, Kuromaru's key was a fake. The Life-Maker and all her servants track down the real key, owned by Konoka Konoe's descendants Honoka and Isana. Fortunately, UQ Holder holds them at bay while Negi and Tōta take on the archmage.
Using Negi's magic, who understood how the Mage of the Beginning's magic works when he and her were one and the same, the Numbers free all of the Apostles from their possession, before destroying the archmage once and for all and dividing her soul into twelve billions fragments, one for every living being in the Solar System, that had been linked to her by the unfinished Cosmo Entelecheia spell. This divides her empathic power to make it bearable and make people more altruistic, ensuring that she could never ever be revived.
After Evangeline vanishes, Fate, UQ Holder, the Ala Alba, the Ala Rubra solve many conflicts, eventually making peace with Cosmo Entelecheia who survives in this timeline and the Demon Barons. Over the centuries, they pacify the Solar System, helping civilisations of all worlds thrive and expand all over the galaxy, even making contacts with an Alien Empire. By the time Evangeline returns after over twelve thousand years, Negi and his friends, Fate included are long gone, having led peaceful, fulfilling lives, and UQ Holder can enjoy the rest of eternity.