Ouranos has asked the Hermes family to look into the talking monsters, aka Wiene, however, his intentions don’t seem to be good.
DanMachi’s new season is off to a great start with new characters and conflicts already being introduced. In the first episode, we saw Bell and the others come across a young vuivre who was being hunted by humans.
While they saved and named her Wiene, with the other families now looking into the talking monsters, the dungeon is thrown into chaos.
Furthermore, the inclusion of the Hermes and Ikelos family has complicated matters even further, especially with the guild head, Ouranos, instigating them in the first place.
Who Is Ouranos in Danmachi?
Ouranos is the leader of the Guild and one of the first Gods to descend from heaven. He resides underneath the Guild, in the Room of Prayer, where he uses his divinity as a “prayer” to prevent the monsters in the dungeon from leaving it.
Basically, Ouranos is the single most important being in Gekkai, and the only reason he isn’t ruling the world is that instead of amassing power, he’s been spending the last 1,000 years watching and keeping the monsters in the dungeons.
His name bears similarity to Ouranos, the Greek god of sky. Along with Gaia, Ouranos fathered the Titans as well as the hundred-handed Hecatoncheires, whom he imprisoned in the pit below Hades, Tartarus.
Furthermore, according to the myth, Ouranos imprisoned his children, the Titans, within the womb of Gaia, fearing they would overthrow him.
The whole concept of gods, and the creator’s inspiration from the Greek mythology, makes it so that there is some semblance between Ouranos of the series and the one from the myths.
It heavily foreshadows that there might be a massive uprising in the future and that perhaps Ouranos’ goals aren’t as noble as they sound.
The strong parallels to Berserk also hint at Ouranos being crafted with “The Desired God” motif. He was likely the one who answered the prayers of the complacent descendants of the Ancient Heroes.
But how would he have the power to destroy the impenetrable seal of Pandora’s Box? Simple, he could be the Black Dragon.
It would all makes sense, as only he would have the power to pull off a feat like that. Also, the mystery of his confinement to the dark quarters of the prayer room can finally be solved.
With Albert Waldstein and the Great Spirit Aria blinding one of his eyes, he’s forced to remain hidden away for fear of being exposed.
Since Pandora’s Box is infamously known for spreading all kinds of evil worldwide, an uproar is sure to happen if it is discovered that he was the one who unleashed the monsters on Orario.
What Is Ouranos’ Goal?
From what we have seen so far, Ouranos leaves the matters of the Guild to Royman Mardeel, while he stays in the Room of Prayer to use his divinity to keep monsters within the dungeon.
From when he first descended 1000 years back, he’s always been open to new ideas, even believing that the Xenos could peacefully coexist with the people on the surface.
Ouranos’ goal of keeping the dungeons in check and having the Xenos coexist peacefully with people also gives us a reason why he’s looking for Wiene.
But with the plausibility of him being the most fearsome and powerful creature of Orario, his goals seem to be morphing into something sinister.
Is Ouranos Evil?
From what we have seen so far, Ouranos seems to be a relatively good person, as he supports the Xenos and even paid for Bell’s barely healed arm. However, it is often these types of characters that pull a fast one on the fans and turn evil.
Ouranos is evil because his heroic intentions feel more like a front to his true dark intentions. Fans even fear that he wants to see Orario burned, and has a sinister plan brewing underneath.
Ouranos has always been kind of distant and cold. Even as the leader of a group with noble intentions, he’s always seemed – suspicious due to all the secrecy surrounding him.
However, at the same time, if Ouranos truly wants to destroy Orario, then we can only wonder what the reason behind supporting Bell and the Xenos is. Either he simply helps them on a whim, or he has a far greater plan in mind.
It seems he’s grooming Bell to become the spark that causes the destruction of Orario and using it to spread the fires and chaos even further.
He could also be lulling him into a false sense of security, seeing as he could be the Black Dragon, who will battle him one day.
While he can easily let the monsters free right now and fulfill his goal, perhaps there are circumstances that don’t allow him to do so.
About Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon, also known as DanMachi for short, is a Japanese light novel series written by Fujino Ōmori and illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda.
The story follows the exploits of Bell Cranel, a 14-year-old solo adventurer under the Goddess Hestia. As the only member of the Hestia Familia, he works hard every day in the dungeon to make ends meet while seeking to improve himself.
He looks up to Ais Wallenstein, a famous and powerful swordswoman who once saved his life and fell in love with him.
He is unaware that several other girls, deities and mortals alike, also develop affections towards him, most notably Hestia herself. He also gains allies and improves himself with each new challenge he faces.