Who are the 7 Archons in Genshin Impact?
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Archons in Genshin Impact are known as Gods and are the current Rulers of a nation. They are beings that are incomparable to the regular Human, after all they are Gods. As we all know, they are referred to as the Seven Archons, that each have a Nation under control in Teyvat in which they represent each 7 Elements.
They are the Gods who have fought in an old war and won a position in order to rule a certain territory in the land of Teyvat for them and their people, which was decided by the Archon war, thousand years ago in the story where countless of Gods fought and died in which the victorious are called The Seven, the current ruling Archons as shown below.
Venti, Barbatos the Anemo Archon
Barbatos, the Anemo Archon or Venti who we refer to him in his Human form is the Archon of Mondstadt and the first Archon to be introduced to us in the game. Barbatos is depicted as a free-spirited Bard that instills this sense of freedom, which caused him to leave Mondstadt to be ruled by his people, and not governing them by himself.
As you might not know, Mondstadt represents Germany, or in general the West, in which we know in real life that they are diplomatic and maintain an established democracy. Although, Venti may be the designated ruler, his style is to leave the people to do what they want, as it is told in the game that he rarely pursues into the affairs of his nation.
Zhongli, Morax the Geo Archon
Zhongli is the 2nd Archon to be introduced to us, and stands as one of the oldest Archons in Genshin Impact out of “The Seven” in which he attains the better knowledgeable experience and fought a millennia of Gods that he killed or sealed. Morax also represents and created the currency of Teyvat called “Mora”. Zhongli is the ruler of Liyue, in which he is also called the God of Contracts, strict as he is, he doesn’t compromise and show any leniency when a contract is made and broken.
Raiden Shogun, Baal the Electro Archon
The Raiden Shogun stands at the Electro Archon of Inazuma. She’s claimed to be one of the most strongest ruling Archons currently along with Tsaritsa. The Raining Shogun, standing firm to further rule over her nation strictly, compared to Zhongli or Venti who have given up that position and put aside being a ruler. Raiden Shogun strongly maintains this principle or ideology related to Eternity for herself and the people i which has its flaws that brought upon a temporary civil war among her nation.
The Raiden Shogun has quite the confusing naming habit for new players, although, to explain it without spoilers. The Current Raiden Shogun of Inazuma identifies as “Ei”, while “Baal” identifies as another, this creates a confliction between who and what we can call as the name Baal has been commonly and habitually fixed since the day Raiden Shogun was revealed and people just stuck with it, while some don’t.
The God of Wisdom, Lesser Lord Kusanali, Dendro Archon
Nahida is said to be the vessel of Buer, the lesser lord kusanali. She is the current Dendro Archon and the God of Wisdom that watches over Sumeru, standing as the youngest archon among the seven. She has risen to position following the death of Greater Lord Rukkhadevata, the original previous dendro archon.
The God of Justice, Hydro Archon
Story wise (publicly stated in the wiki), the former Hydro Archon has passed away, and the new Hydro Archon, who is the “God of Justice” that was instated in her stead. Little is further known of the Hydro Archon, even subtle hints, although the Rhodeia of Loch, a normal boss in the game holds some form of story connection to the Hydro Archon.
Murata, Pyro Archon
Named as Murata, the Pyro Archon, who is also known as the God of War and the Lady of Fire in which she rules over the Nation, Natlan. Again, little is known about her, visual and description wise, but she has been mentioned in the the Genshin Impact manga as shown below.
Tsaritsa is relatively unknown as same with the rest, her real name and other personal descriptions are yet to be revealed, but her, people, and the nation Snezhnaya, are constantly mentioned and plays a big role in the current story. Right now the playable story of Genshin Impact represents them as a political party called the Fatui, where they hold this hidden evil motive which agitates the main character. Tsaritsa has the power to grant people power that don’t correlate with the concepts of a Vision but rather called a Delusion, thus bringing about the group who we know as the Eleven Fatui Harbingers.
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