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The End is one of several powers called The Entities that influence our world. The End's sphere of influence includes death and the fear of death, cruel and unstoppable. The End frequently manifests through the dead and has particularily close ties to dreams.

Episodes that seem to involve this power

Associated Characters and Creatures

  • Death: Aspects of the End that seek out the dying in their final moments or bring death as commanded. They can be challenged to a game to avoid death, and if they lose then the victor takes their place.
    • Nathaniel Thorp: A soldier in the Revolutionary War, who was shot and mortally wounded at the Battle of Bunker Hill. He found himself confronted by Death, and gambled his life on a game of Faro. He won through the use of cheating and took the role of Death for nearly 200 years until being beaten at a game of roulette.
    • An unnamed monk who served as Death until losing to Nathanial Thorp at a game of Faro.
    • A mummy found in an ancient undiscovered tomb in Eastern Egypt, which had won at a game of dice. It had been sealed inside its sarcophagus for its inability to die, and futilely attempted to kill itself upon its release by stabbing itself in the heart.
  • Georgie Barker: A survivor of "Jane Doe" who can no longer feel fear.
  • "Jane Doe": An unnamed medical school cadaver that reanimated and whispered to anyone who approached "The moment that you die will feel exactly the same as this one." Anyone who heard this phrase unobstructed was affected by an overwhelming revelation regarding the nature of death and simply laid down and stopped moving, though they did not die. Those who heard this phrase through obstruction, such as by covering their ears, were severely but not permanently affected save for their loss of the ability to feel fear.
  • Justin Gough: A man who suffered carbon monoxide poisoning and died, only to reanimate shortly after speaking of terrible visions and a debt incurred. He could enter a sleeping state in which he could kill other sleeping people through carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Dr. Margaret Tellison: A physician who used the Skin book to trap spirits or ghosts for financial gain. Killed by Mary Keay in 1955.
  • Mary Keay: As with all the powers, Mary Keay was not a dedicated follower of the End but did dabble in its power. Her most notable use of it was her use of the Skin book to become an undead entity.
  • Oliver Banks: Also know by his alias "Antonio Blake." He could see those marked by death in his dreams in the form of dark tendrils wrapped around them in a manner matching their eventual fate. Later he began to see these portents even while waking, and in his attempts to escape far from anyone who's deaths he could foresee, found that the tendrils would adjust to make him responsible for deaths.
  • Tova McHugh: A woman who, after a near death experience, gained the ability to steal the life of others in order to extend her own life. The more loved and influential McHugh's victims were, the more time there was before McHugh needed to take another life.
  • A man who was found in his home still alive after suffering multiple gunshots wounds to the face. He attempted to shoot himself again and again failed to die, eventually being taken away by paramedics and being officially reported dead. He may have been another Death as indicated by the presence of numerous domino sets in his home.

Artefacts

  • The Skin Book: A book whose pages are made from the flensed skin of dead people, with each page inscribed with the final moments of the person whose skin they were made from. Reading a page allows one to summon their ghost, though gives no innate ability to make them answer you.
  • Book of the Dead: A book dating back to a time when Latin was the written language that adds a new page whenever it is read describing the death of the reader in means, location, and time. Any attempt to circumvent this described death causes the page to rewrite itself, with the new death always occurring sooner than the old one.
  • Death's Game Pieces: The game pieces used by Death to play for the life of marked targets, which they leave behind if the target wins. Known instances include chess pieces, dominoes, and several dice (MAG 64). These pieces are always made entirely of bone when they are provided by Death, though it is unknown if they maintain any supernatural properties.

Victims

  • Alex Brooke, as well as other assorted college students, professors, and police officers who were affected by "Jane Doe" and vanished along with her.
  • Gerard Keay, who was bound to the Skin book after his death.
  • Masato Murray and Phillip Doah, who were indirectly killed the Book of the Dead.
  • An unnamed woman who wakes up in a freshly-dug grave every year on her birthday.

Ritual

The End has no known ritual, which Peter Lukas theorizes is because everyone dies eventually, and thus the End has no need to remake the world.

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