The Hole is the world where non-Magic Users reside.
Discovered by Chidaruma, the lord of the Devils and omnipotent ruler of Hell and the Magic Users Realm, he found a world in a different dimension from where he came, inhabited by humans, creatures which were not his creations. He took interest and used them to his enjoyment, kidnapping them for hundreds of years to do silly things to them, from dancing and singing to eating them alive. Eventually, Chidaruma lost interest in the dimension and its inhabitants and left for hundreds of years.
When he visited the Hole again, he found a huge mountain of human corpses. The humans were killed by Magic Users, the Devil's first creation in his world, who evolved to the point that they were able to produce Magic Doors to go to the Human's dimension. Feral and merciless, the creatures slaughtered mankind and almost extinguished it. Chidaruma didn't mind and left the human realm once again after seeing the macabre mountain.
Several centuries later, the corpses could not decompose underneath the ground due to the toxins inside the sorcerers smoke, and began to corrode the ground until it became a gigantic black chasm of sludge, similar to oil, which was highly poisonous and capable of killing anything that comes into contact with it. Chidaruma was amazed by the beauty of the scene and became extremely infatuated with it, going on to take many pictures of the chasm, make several paintings of it, and even write songs about it. He then named the whole dimension "Hole" in honor of the pool of death and hatred.
The Hole is a megacity with an industrial, brutalist look and infrastructure, divided into different portions, such as Migimaru-Hole. Hole City is one of the main places where the story takes place, home of the main characters, Kaiman and Nikaido, the birthplace of Shin and the practice field for Magic Users.
The City is constantly gloomy and overcast, the latter being either caused by unknown weather phenomenon or air pollution.
Since the beginning of mankind, the Magic Users came to the Hole in order to test their magic on humans, killing or disfiguring them. Thanks to their constant attacks, Hole became a hideous and dangerous place for everyone. The overall population of the city lives in poor conditions, most of them struggling to live with the burdens imposed by the sorcerers' magic on their bodies and the constant fear of being used as guinea pigs.
The buildings also show signs of extensive deterioration, with several areas of the city consisting of disheveled buildings, as if the entire city is one massive slum. The overall look of the city is a field of buildings and dark corridors. The city was created around the Lake of Refuse.
The rain which falls on the Hole is caused by the residues of magic smoke that are in the sky, causing a thin layer of black dust to accumulate with the falling rain. The rain is toxic to magic users, as the residue contained within the rain causes harm to their bodies. For example, the rain causes Nikaido to become so sick that she was unable to leave her house.
Known Places in Hole
- Hungry Bug restaurant, run by Nikaido.
- Hole Central Hospital Magic Victim Ward, where Doctor Vaux works.
- The Central Department Store was build over it in recent years.
- The Main Cemetery, where Exterminators meet every year in the Night of the Living Dead.
- Shopping Centre.
- Noshinto Gong, a boxing ring which some fighters are lured to beat Red Brake. He is called invincible.
- Doctor Kasukabe manor, an old traditional palace.
Main article: Hole
Over the centuries the countless humans' spirits residing inside the Lake of Refuse became a self-conscious being moved only by the pure hatred towards Magic Users, causing the supernatural phenomena in the Hole, like the "Living Dead Day" which cause the corpses of people killed by Magic return in the form of zombies, and Hole`s Rain, which cause harm to Magic Users, rendering them unable to use magic and weaken them to the point of death.
Hole's avatar, Kai, one of Ai Coleman personas, exists with the ultimate purpose to exterminate every Magic User, as a sign of possession, his eyes have the signature mark of Hole, Cross-Eyes, the entity gave his body the power of regrowing his head 9 times (due to the magic of one of the Magic Users corpses used in Ai surgery to be able to use magic) and gave him the power to create a space that mimics Hole`s Rain effects, making Magic Users unable to defend themselves and allowing them to be easily defeated in combat
The Entity is the true and final antagonist of the series, responsible for the apocalyptic rain in the Magic User Realm and engaging in the final fight between the protagonist and Devil Kai inside the warped Central Department Store (now a physical representation of Ai/Kai mental realm).
Once Risu killed Ai in a futile attempt to stop the entity once and for all, Kai took possession of Ai's last head, mocking the Magic User telling him that he no longer needed the vessel once known as Ai Coleman, infuriated, he smashed the head and the whole room became pitch black. A torrent of acid came and all the magic users, Nikaido (transformed into a Devil) and Kaiman then apparently died there. Hole, now as a physical entity, appeared from the now-empty lake of refuse, greeted by Chidaruma, who waited for centuries to meet the spirit inside the lake which he was infatuated with for so long.
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