In the story of Platinum End, Nasse is the first angel to be born – and she has a unique role to fulfill.
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Part 1 of Platinum End
Platinum End, a philosophical horror anime by the same creators behind Death Note and Bakuman, starring protagonist Kakehashi Mirai and his quest to end a heavenly battle without bloodshed and only identify a new god who can bring hope to mankind. Along the way, Mirai has his own guardian angel watching over him: Nasse.
Throughout most of the story, Nasse is just a minor character who will explain the rules of the contest or give personal comments, but she’s more than just a prettier Ryuk. She is truly the oldest and most important angel from heaven, and her role is so iconic in Platinum End.
Unlike most angels found in the anime, Platinum End’s Nasse has indeed been revealed her origins, and her story is surprisingly humble. Before the Eons, a race of nameless beings who yearned for an end to their immortality created a powerful being called God, who ventured to the primordial Earth and found a Bacteria live deep in the ocean. This was the first life form God had ever seen, and once that bacterium combined with God’s divine nature, it evolved into the angel Nasse – and she has been ever since.
Nasse goes on to become a special level angel, which means she can bestow wings, red arrows, and white arrows to any God candidate she designates during battle to choose one. substitute god. She is older than all the other angels and seems to have been their role model as well. Nasse is a novel experiment at conception, and it is clear that God approved of this creation and created more angels based on her, such as the more masculine Revel and the cautious Ogaro.
However, Nasse prides itself on being more senior than the other angels in Heaven. She is also the most optimistic; since she was created from an early life form on Earth rather than simple thin air, Nasse symbolizes enduring perseverance in the face of adversity. Back then, life struggled to take root on young planet Earth, and Nasse’s personality in Platinum End fits that framework.
She represents the spiritual strength needed for life to go on, which puts her in opposition to the angel of destruction, Muni. Unlike Nasse, Muni seeks to destroy Heaven and everyone in it, meaning they are like light and darkness, competing to see whose ideology will determine the future of Heaven and humanity. . While Muni wishes to end all life, Nasse strives to preserve humanity as the head of all life forms on Earth. As a God-inflected bacterium, she can do a lot.
Nasse is one of the first characters to appear in Platinum End, literally swooping in to save Mirai from an ill-timed ending in Episode 1. Like all the other angels, she needs to choose a home. The human champion once wanted to end their lives, but Nasse chose Mirai for other reasons. She approves of Mirai’s goal of living a peaceful and happy life without bloodshed, and he represents enduring hope in the face of hardship and adversity.
Even as Mirai sabotages himself with his own philosophy, he insists that a peaceful, happy way of life is the best way to live, and Nasse, the ultimate champion of life and hope hope, agree. She needs a way to prove Muni’s desire for destruction wrong and can express her own views through her champion of humanity, Mirai. After all, the angels can’t compete head-to-head to choose the next God – it’s in the hands of human candidates like Mirai and Professor Yoneda.
At times, Nasse seems to contradict himself by shedding light on the possibility or reality of others dying in battle, as well as encouraging Mirai to use the most brutal tactics possible against her enemies. like Metropoliman. In her eyes, this ideological compromise is necessary so that her champion of humanity, Mirai, can win the fateful battle and steer humanity in a better direction. Nasse cannot allow Muni’s champion Yoneda to win, or Nasse will lose in the age-old conflict between her and the forces of darkness.
With all of humanity and her own optimistic philosophy, Nasse will say or do whatever she has to do to ensure defeating Yoneda and Muni – even if it means sacrificing her rank. himself to protect Mirai from harm in the final battle. What is the rank compared to the salvation of mankind? That’s how Nasse acted, and if it weren’t for Nakaumi’s final act of committing suicide as God, Nasse could have declared victory forever.