Indra is the King of the Gods and Lord of Heaven in Hindu mythology. He is also the God of War, Storms, and Rainfall.
Indra has the appearance of a man with a buzz-cut hairstyle with greenish brown hair color and lavender eyes. He wears circular sunglasses, an aloha shirt, and has a jewel around his neck when in his leisure. In the anime, he has the vermillion mark on his forehead.
In the Azazel Cup, he wore a Buddha armor during his match against Mahabali.
Indra has a sarcastic personality. He is also very arrogant, as he openly threatened to eliminate Issei in front of Azazel, he also stated that that the only ones who can use the name of "Heaven" is his own religion (referring to himself), his ability to see, read, and determine an individual's true intentions and colors are the reason why he does not easily trust others particularly the leaders of the Three Factions. Many fears him and untrustworthy towards him, particularly Azazel. While Sun Wukong claims that Indra doesn't harbor any evil intentions within him, his actions of supporting the Khaos Brigade, specifically the Hero Faction from the background makes this a very doubtful statement. Although after Cao Cao's defeat, Indra mentioned that the real situation was the opposite of what it seemed, claiming that it was the Hero Faction that was manipulating him and the other Gods (mainly those who represents the netherworld, death, darkness, evil, malevolence, etc.) from the shadows, all this time. However, it is later revealed that this was because of Indra's agenda as he was preparing to wage war against Shiva, the God of Destruction.
Despite being a God of War and an arrogant and sarcastic god who only thinks of war, he is shown to be quiet benevolent, as he dislikes chaos nor tolerates those who have evil deeds. This was shown when he cooperates with the Three Factions and other myth factions to deal with the Khaos Brigade and sending Sun Wukong countless times to fend off the organization and to punish Cao Cao, despite his support towards the Hero Faction from behind. He is noted to enjoy watching good battles as Apollon mentioned that Indra was enjoying watching Issei’s and Vali’s matches in the international Rating Game. He also is shown to be stoic and patient yet, a bit childish of waging war against Shiva. As he notes that he will patiently wait to fight Shiva and let things go to according to Shiva's and Ajuka's plans and will try to attain victory in the Azazel Cup instead.
Indra is the Lord of Heaven that has defeated several strong opponents such as the Evil Dragon King Vritra, which ended with his soul being split and sealed into multiple Sacred Gears. At some point in the past, Indra waged war against the Asuras which ended with Indra killing their King, Virochana. At some close point in the past also, after Sun Wukong's accession as a Buddha, shortly when the Khaos Brigade began their rampaging around the world, he sends Sun Wukong countless times to fend off the organization. Indra had also previously made contact with Cao Cao before the latter's creation of the Hero Faction, but still keeps an eye of him. After the Three Faction's Alliance treaty, he along with the other major gods of every mythology pledge an Alliance with the Three Factions to deal with the Khaos Brigade.
In Volume 10, Indra was confronted by Azazel after the Rating Game between Issei and Sairaorg, where he revealed the fact that he had known Cao Cao and the whereabouts of the True Longinus, but opted to do nothing and has kept that fact hidden from everyone. He even warned Azazel to keep Issei in line; for if not, he would have to dispose of him.
In Volume 12, Indra sends the three main members of the Hero Faction (Cao Cao, Georg, and Leonardo) to the Realm of the Dead, stating that Hades is currently unpleasant and wants them to cheer him up. He also confiscates all three of their Longinus, claiming that they have lost their value before retreating, but saying that he will return them should the three be able to return from the Realm of the Dead.
In Volume 14, it is revealed that Indra is gathering forces to prepare for a war against Shiva, the God of Destruction, which is the reason as to why he indirectly aligned himself with the Hero Faction and Hades.
Indra appears at the end of Volume 16, welcoming Cao Cao back from the Realm of the Dead as he returns the True Longinus back to Cao Cao, and asks him if he's interested in slaying some Evil Dragons and a "Lucifer".
As of in Volume 21 during the Imperial Beast Trihexa and the Evil Dragons' campaign, he and the rest of the Hindu Gods are among those who battle the Trihexa and the Evil Dragons. According to Cao Cao, Indra became serious in the war after Sun Wukong, Zhu Bajie, Sha Wujing, Yu-Long, and Prince Nezha arrived in the war zone of Japan.
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Indra participates in the opening ceremony as one of the most watched figures, while unknowingly being stared at by Mahabali. Upon witnessing Issei's grand entrance, Indra converses with Sun Wukong saying that Issei really is an energetic little Devil and he enjoyed it. When Sun Wukong asked Indra if he plans to have a decisive battle against Shiva if he attained the victory prize, Indra agreed. Indra let things go to according to Shiva's and Ajuka's plans and will try to attain victory in the Azazel Cup instead.
Indra reappeared in Volume 25, having sent Cao Cao to pick up Issei in order make him stronger. He casually meets the frightened Issei at the Ocean of Milk and sat next to him. He expressed his envious for Issei because his team is against the God team lead by Typhon. He tells Issei that he is displeased the God-class teams are withdrawing from the tournament due to their fear of the very powerful devils and the Longinus possessors such as the fight between Vali and Crom Cruach and Rias in her Balor against Fenrir. He was amused about Mahabali being defeated by Balberith and his team. He acknowledges that Issei, who has the power of infinity, is a great threat to God-class beings. Indra felt anguish that most of the strongest Gods went to fight Trihexa and he was appalled by them. Indra then presents Issei a shining golden liquid called Amrita.
After briefly explaining the details about the miracle drug and even the conflicts it has caused, Indra leads Issei and Cao Cao to make a simplified version of Amrita with the help of the dragon Vasuki and a descendant of the turtle Kurma. Shortly afterward, he also mentions the dangers of Amrita to Devils as Issei suffers from its painful effects.
Indra reappeared in True Volume 2, beginning his match against Mahabali and his team, and he wore his Buddha armor and wielded his weapon Vajra. He used his Vajra to unleash his lightning from the sky to covered the field and managed to wound Mahabali. Indra continued to fight Mahabali head on in the sky and his arm was severed by Mahabali’s godly sword, but still managed to his Vajra to electrocuted him. Indra became excited that Mahabali is giving him an entertaining fight and started to channel his maximum aura to his Vajra to launch his powerful lightning at Mahabali and destroying the field in the process. Indra became the victor as Mahabali is defeated and reattached his severed arm, with Mahabali telling him that his fight is not enough and with Indra believing they won’t know the result the next time they fight again.
Powers & Abilities
Immense Strength: Indra is a God with ultimate-class power, and is one of the strongest Gods amongst all the mythological factions in the world. He is said to be so strong that it would take all the current Satans together to rival him. In fact, Indra strength is so great that he is counted among the Top 10 strongest beings in the world. Due to his supreme strength, he could kill various powerful supernatural beings, such as the Evil Dragon King, Vritra and the previous King of the Asuras, Virochana. He was even able to deal with the Trihexa body that attacked his faction.
Divine Aura: Indra can imbue his godly aura to further enhance his Vajra, released lightning that can cover the entire rating game field.
Mind Reading: In Volume 10, it is revealed that Indra can read the minds of every person, including the Gods. According to him, some of the Gods (mainly gods that hold all aspects of the netherworld, evil, darkness, death, etc) of the other Factions are desiring chaos and turmoil, more than peace and alliance. He also mentions that he knows what Hades, the God of the Realm of the Dead, is plotting of, commenting that it will gradually affect the map of all Factions, much to Azazel's surprise and suspicion on how Sakra could know everything.
Master Tactician: As a God of War, Indra is an incredible strategist, seeing as he managed to wage war and win against the Asuras. It was stated that Indra would only need 30 years in order to finish his preparations for a war against Shiva. In Volume 22, Shiva stated that Indra has already moved on to "the next phase".
Future Predict: Indra also managed to predict that many of the major gods of the Hindu faction would disappear, thus he expanded his forces enough to challenge and defeat Shiva and his army when such an opportunity would arise.
Flight: During the events of True Volume 2, Indra demonstrates the ability to stay afloat in mid-air.
Vajra: Indra wields a legendary relic and a divine weapon which lets him command immense lightning superior to Baraqiel's and Akeno's Holy Lightning, as well as being powerful enough to strike and burn Vritra.
- Indra is the second God to have appeared in more than one story arc, the first being Odin, the third being Shiva, and fourth being Hades.
- Indra's nickname Śakra means "Powerful One".
- Indra’s team name for the Azazel Cup is Team Vajra in reference of his mystical weapon Vajra.