Faust Mephistopheles (ファウストメフィストフェレス Mefisutoferesu Fausuto) is an original antagonist created and developed by Wyvern 0m3g4. Faust is the penultimate antagonist for the entirety of the first half of Wild Hunt and became the first of Gilgamesh's two major opponents to defeat. Strongly believing in the prophecy foretold years ago, Faust set out to join the Wild Hunt in order to become the new god; ultimately claiming one of the three ancient sacred relics necessary to do so. This set him on a collision course with Gilgamesh and Leo Umbral soon after, with all three competitors aiming to claim each other's relics and become god. Faust proclaimed his motives were simply to claim the power and authority of a god and rule all of existence as its single unquestioned leader.
In order to ensure his ambitions came true, Faust created his organization of powerful like-minded allies, Black Sabbath, in order to further cement his ascension and long desired rule over all mortals. He also became responsible for enacting his plan, "Armageddon," in order to create a global war which also supported his cause.
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- Faust takes his name from the protagonist of the German legend, "Faust." In the story, a dissatisfied scholar summons an evil spirit to help give him massive amounts of knowledge and worldly pleasures. In exchange, Faust sells his soul to the devil. This reflects plans Wyvern 0m3g4 has for Faust later down the road in the story.
- Likewise, Faust's last name, Mephistopheles, was the name of the devil Faust struck a bargain with in the story, Faust. This also seems to be playing up a demonic undertone for this incarnation of Faust.
- Much like how Gilgamesh Prime took inspiration from characters such as Son Goku and Monkey D. Luffy from the Dragon Ball and One Piece manga and anime respectively, so too did Faust take inspiration in terms of his personality and behavior from Frieza in the Dragon Ball franchise. Wyvern expressed this was to properly compare Faust to Gil in terms of morals and attitude, as well as a way for Wyvern to show tribute to one of his favorite fictional villains. Faust's white hair and purple eyes also clearly reflect Frieza's dominantly white and purple color scheme.
Faust - Wikipedia article on Faust, the protagonist of the German story which Faust Mephistopheles took inspiration from