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| very interesting theory here, but wasn't it mention somewhere, maybe in the books that he never had an aura? and this was why Hekate thought he became the first guardian.|
at the end of the Magician, in the preview for the Sorceress, it states "Gilgamesh also knows all the elemental magics, thought strangely, he never possessed the power to use them. The King has no aura."
I also think there is something different about how Gilgamesh is immortal. Since the other immortal humans are immortal - but not indestructible ("“You’re immortal, William, not invulnerable.” Machiavelli smiled." pg. 463 of the Sorceress; "Nothing—Elder, Next Generation,
immortal or human—was completely indestructible." pg. 76 of the Sorceress) - how is it that Gilgamesh is "impossible to kill" (Pally says that on pg. 459 of the Sorceress). We are told that the reason Gilgamesh was locked up in the 40s was because he wanted to be underneath the atomic bomb when it was set off because he figured it was the only way he could die.
So, got to figure out what the difference is....
hmm a lot of play in words here. it says 'has no aura' but doesn't say if he never had to begin with.
maybe Palamedes is just exaggerating. maybe he's almost indestructible, but not totally so
Do you think its possible that Gilgamesh gave up his aura to become indestructible in addition to become immortal or do you think the formula that abraham used to make gilgamesh immortal caused him to sacrifice his aura, but because of the nature of the immortality he also is invulnerable? Or maybe he is invulnerable because he has no aura, We know immortals can spontaneously combust if they overexert themselves and drain their aura, but if Gilgamesh has no aura then he cant spontaneously combust, which seems like one of the few ways immortals can die. So is this possibly one of the things that contributes to his supposed invulnerability.
Honestly, I don't think he gave up his aura to be indestructible. I think he didn't have an aura to begin w/ that's why he was chosen to become the first guardian - so he can't use the codex for gain. but Godsryche has a point, you can't be alive if you don't have an aura, also Michael did say every living thing has an aura, so I'm sort of inclined to accept Godsryche's argument that he may have exchanged it for being indestructible. but woudn't giving up you aura in the first place kill you in the process? i still haven't decided on this yet
another theory in mind, it's a long shot but here goes: it was mentioned in book 3 that Archons did not use magic, but it was not mentioned whether they have an aura or not. If they don't have an aura, then would it be rational to think that Gilgamesh is not of the Humani race but of that more ancient race? when Abraham created the Codex, why should a humani be there? ofcourse, Abraham's race is also still debatable.