|“||Puppets cannot oppose or defy the puppet-master||”|
—Cosmo Entelecheia's motto
Cosmo Entelecheia (lit. "Perfect World") is a secret society which serves as the primary threat faced by the protagonists of the manga Negima! Magister Negi Magi. Originally an immense organization created by the ominous Mage of the Beginning, it was almost wiped out twenty years before the start of the series by the Ala Rubra, (Red Wing) a team of extremely powerful mages led by the legendary Thousand Master Nagi Springfield, at the end of the Great Mage War that it ignited. However several surviving members led by the series' primary antagonist Fate Averruncus attempt once again to enact their goal; to erase the Mundus Magicus (the Magical World). In the end, they were defeated by the Ala Alba, the remaining members of the Ala Rubra, and reinforcements from Mahora such as Konoemon Konoe and Evangeline.
Cosmo Entelecheia was created on the Mundus Magicus, an alternate dimension populated by mages, magical hybrids and mythological creatures, whose base in the real universe is the planet Mars. Its founder and leader is known as the Life-Maker or the Mage of the Beginning.
Twenty years before the start of the series the secret society infiltrated the spheres of influence of Megalomesembria and the Hellas Empire, the two major political forces of the Mundus Magicus, as well as those of the magical kingdom of Vespertatia, said to be the origin of this world.
Then, they manipulated these countries to orchestrate the gruesome global conflict remembered as the Great Mage War. They intended to use it as a cover to kidnap Asuna , who is actually Princess of Vespertatia, and use her power of cancelling magic to erase the entirety of Mundus Magicus. This would kill all the magical creatures (whose existence depends on the magic that sustains their world) from existence and cast the human population on the actual planet Mars where life is not possible. This is the reason why Cosmo Entelecheia tries to erase it and relocate its population into the actual "Cosmo Entelecheia" an edenic alternate reality where everyone is living the happiest possible scenario of their lives. However, the secret society acted in a really sinister way, causing the death of countless of the people that they intend to "save."
Eventually, Arika the first princess of Vespertatia and Theodora the third princess of the Hellas Empire managed to recruit the Ala Rubra to end the war. They discovered proofs of the secret society's plot, but only to be labelled as traitors by Primum, who killed and impersonated one of their allies in the senate of Megalomesembria. The Ala Rubra then led their own war against Cosmo Entelecheia and ultimately stormed into the secret society's gloomy hideout, the Gravekeeper's Palace.
All the society's generals were defeated by the Ala Rubra, Nagi Springfield dealing with Primum himself. As everything seemed finished, the Mage of the Beginning personally entered the fray, blasting away the entire Ala Rubra in a tremendous onslaught of magic. Nagi refused to give up in spite of the gap in power, and aided by his master Filius Zect, he succesfully defeated the Life Maker. Yet, this wasn't enough to cancel the ritual to rewrite the Mundus Magicus, which was eventually contained and cancelled by the ente float of warships from every country and the sacrifice of most of Ostia.
After the war, troubles remained, the sacrifice and destruction of the Vespertatia's capital Ostia, which was entirely built on islands floating in the sky, making most of the islands fall to the ground, cause the Megalomesembria Senate to use Arika as a spacegoat and sentenced her to death. The members of Ala Rubra rescued Arika on the day of her execution, after two years of imprisonment, and took her and Asuna away from the political intrigues of the Mundus Magicus back to the Old World, and dedicated the two following decades to tracking down the remaining members of Cosmo Entelecheia with the help of every magical nation. Because of this, the sole surviving members decided to play dead and disappear, waiting for the day they would be able to enact their late lord's plan at last.
Mage of the Beginning
"One day you will come to realise that the "Eternity" of which I speak is the only compromise capable of saving all souls!" - the Mage of the Beginning to Nagi SpringfieldThe supreme leader of Cosmo Entelecheia back in the time of the Great Mage War, the Life-Maker, also known as the Mage of the Beginning is a powerful man clad in black robes and cloaks, whose face is concealed by his hood most of the time. Nothing is known about his origins, his true purpose and even his real name. Apparently, he created the Mundus Magicus himself.
It is said that he had a daughter named Amateru who started the oldest royal family, the line of Ostia, who were the royalty of Vespertatia and that they inherited from her the Royal Magic of which nothing is known, save from that it is the alleged source of Asuna's ability to cancel magic, foreshadowed by her title as the "Imperial Twilight Princess".
The Mage of the Beginning is assumed by some to be of divine origin, which could explain his unfathomable level of power; even higher than Nagi Springfield's and Jack Rakan's, who are the most powerful members among the already incredibly powerful Ala Rubra. He also seems linked to Nagi's master Filius Zect: an equally mysterious character who vanished into dust shortly after the Life-Maker's defeat, and claimed to have lived "2600 years of torment", just like the Life Maker also claimed to have lived 2600 years shortly before his defeat.
The Mage of the Beginning is seemingly able to warp reality, an ability channeled into magical key-shaped staffs called the Code of the Life-Maker, which are in possession of his highest-ranking followers. The Mage of the Beginning seems to be able to modify humans and turn them into Shinso vampires like he did to Evangeline many centuries ago. He also apparently wields power over the elements, the source of every attack spell displayed in the series, as every Averruncus was granted control over one of said elements. He can created a multilayered magical defensive barrier, formed of a Mandala-like formation of pentagrams, which he seems to have taught to all his highest-ranking followers and was seen fighting by hurling dark beams or tremendous onslaughts of magical energy, and by creating an immense array of pentagrams which generates a devastating tempest of dark energy. Finally, he can create life, as he is implied to have created all the living beings in Mundus Magicus and he also created the Averruncus series which Quintum claimed were the "Guardians of the World, granted with a vast amount of magic and combat strength from the Life Maker".
Contrary to what everyone believes, the Mage of the Beginning survived his defeat during the Great Mage War. His second identity is the former member of the Ala Rubra, Filius Zect. However, he was supposedly murdered 600 years ago at the hands of Evangeline. It was later revealed that he was not dead but sealed in a magical slumber below the roots of the Magical World Tree in Mahora Academy.
He was later revived after Negi and Fate's battle reached its conclusion and participated in the final battle that would determine the fate of the entire world. Soon enough though, the Mage of the Beginning was eventually defeated by the combined strength of Negi and Asuna.
To the shock of many, his current identity at that time was none other than Negi's father.
The Averruncus Series
See: Averruncus Series
Averruncus is the name given to a construct type mage created by the Mage of the Beginning to be his right-hand-man and the guardians of Mundus Magicus. Each one of them wields total control over an element and its derivated forms (Water and Ice, Earth and Sand, Wind and Lightning) and is named with the latin word for his (or her) order of creation (Primum the first, Secundum the second, Tertium the third, and so on and so forth.). Just like their master, they are shrouded in mysteries and the exact way they are created remains unknown. It seems that when the current Averruncus is destroyed, the following one is created/awoken and takes his place. The Averruncuses are incredibly powerful mages, (whose power is only rivaled by that of the members of the Ala Rubra, and surpassed by that of the dreaded vampire sorceress Evangeline) highly proficient in all forms of magic and in martial arts. In the chapter 311, it is revealed that, the following Averruncus can be created/awoken while the current one is still alive and well, and have a different personality and will from each other.
Primum Averruncus of Earth, served as the Life-Maker's right-hand-man during the Great Mage War until his demise during the final battle when a giant boulder fell on his weakened body. A resurrected Fate apparently tracked Nagi Springfield down to the Mundus Vetus (real world) and battled him in the city of Istambul. The current Averruncus, Tertium Averruncus of Earth, goes by the name Fate because of his hatred of his real name and serves as the current primary antagonist of the series.
In chapter 311, Quartum Averruncus of Fire, Quintum Averruncus of Wind, and Sextum Averruncus of Water were awakened to fight against the Ala Alba, the team formed by Negi Springfield, (the ten-year-old child prodigy, son of Nagi and Arika, primary protagonist of the series and head teacher of a class of middle-school female japanese students) as well as his friends and partners.Each Averruncus is as powerful as Fate himself. Contrary to Fate Averruncus, who was seen casting the same rock-based spell in both his known forms, each of the last three Averruncuses attack with spells of their distinct element and personality.
Quartum has a fiery, battle-loving and sadistic temper, can summon immense exploding swords, huge swarms of flaming, exploding wasps or a gigantic fiery demon. Quintum appears as calm and emotionless much like Fate, he attacks with lighting blasts or lighting-infused spears and can turn into lightning to boost himself. Sextum is mild-spoken and polite but ruthless she can surround herself with water and encases her victims into watery cubes in which they eventually drown and she can freeze, seemingly not bothering with needless destruction. Secundum is eventually revealed to be an Averruncus of Wind like Quintum, however unlike Primum and Tertium both of these Averruncus have extremly different personalities.
The Atur Series
The Atur series seems to be a construct type mage like the Averruncus series that worked for Cosmo Entelecheia eight years ago. The only known member in the Atur series, Nii, is a dark skinned girl with long light colored hair, and seemingly pointy dog ears that point downward. Unlike the Averruncus and Adad series who get their name from the latin lenguage, the Atur get their name from the japanese language and is written using archaic kanji.
The Adad Series
The Adad series seems to be a construct type mage like the Averruncus series that worked for Cosmo Entelecheia eight years ago.The only known member of the Adad series, Septendecim, is a female with long dark hair that covers her face and large horns coming out of the side of her head. The Adad series seems to be the oldest of the known construct since they are using their seventeenth member.
What remains of the original secret society, formed by the current Averruncus and high-ranking general who played dead since the Great Mage War.
The current and third Averruncus, Tertium openly admits to hate his real name and chose the name of Fate, marking his strong belief in destiny. He is an almost emotionless person extremely devoted to his mission, who describes himself as a "tool" for his late lord. He seems linked to the Istanbul Association of Magic, where he battled Nagi. Fate has been noted on several occasions to be much more human than the two before him. As the series progresses, he develops an interest in Negi, to the point that he almost wants him to hinder his plans, which he deems boring, and wishes him to grow strong enough to fight on par with him. Near the ending of the manga, it is subtly implied that he has feelings for Negi.
DynamisDynamis is one of the former servants of the Mage of the Beginning, he is a dark mage, seemingly of supernatural (if not demonic) origins, given his raven hair and his dark skin colour. The flashbacks show him taking part in the final battle by Primum's side, engaging a fight against Albireo Imma, a member of the Ala Rubra who specializes in Gravity-based spells and Healing magic (a fight which Albireo won without apparent injuries, indicating the severe level of power that the latter held at the time).
Dynamis considers himself as a "failed general who has lived beyond his years." Despite being a honorable villain and a fair fighter, he is arguably the most malevolent of the present-day Cosmo Entelecheia, as he likes to taunt his enemies even when he is defeated. He seems to enjoy their torment and he has no qualms about making sacrifying people (and even himself) as long as it serves his purpose.
It is also worth noting that he refers to Fate by his real name "Tertium" and he considers him, as well as the entire Averruncus series, as an asset, and sometimes speak as "we" referring to the entire Cosmo Entelecheia. Also, he speaks in a old fashioned way, saying things such as "Of this I approve" or "Thou art dangerous."An immensely powerful mage in his own right, Dynamis is the most proficient practitioner of Shadow Magic featured in the entire series, supremely surpasssing the likes of Takane D. Goodman and Kagetaro. Like the other two, he is able to create and manipulate shadow, shaping it and making it solid at will, (even his clothing is made of shadow) to hurl countless spear-like shadowy projectiles, whose trajectory he controls or which he can fuse into a gigantic one, and even to create Shadow Creatures with a limited sentience that are bound to his will, but to a far greater extent. He usually fights by hurling gigantic shadowy-spears, by trapping people into shadowy spheres and (most often) by shaping shadows as huge hands wielding equally big weapons. He was even seen creating a huge shadow demon linked to him in his fight against Imma. When he fights to his maximum, he transforms his shadow-clothing into a demonic-looking battle outfit more suited for hand-to-hand combat, with two immense additional arms which strike with much more strength than his actual body and which he can duplicate from two to about twenty. He is also able to make his attacks travel into space to strike from unpredictable sides. Finally, he is protected by the use of a mandala-pentagram barrier which the Mage of the Beginning taught him.
Fate's Ministra MagiFive of the 62 orphans whom Fate rescued and gave shelter to. They harbour a neverending gratitude towards him and are entirely devoted to him. These five chose to fight by his side, joining the ranks of (the remnants of) Cosmo Entelecheia. They are all humanoid girls who made a Pactio with Fate. (A special contracts that binds them to him and grant each one of them a special magical artifact.) It must be noted that the name they use is a codename linked to either their power or their artifact.
The girl in the front of the picture. A female fire-spirit whose codename means "Flame," she has the power to control fire and to set anything or anyone ablaze with a mere glance, and her artefact has yet to be revealed. She and Shiori managed to capture Asuna while Negi was fighting against Fate.
Homura has a fierce, aggressive temper and seems scornful towards others, having little qualms about burning people who annoy her. Under her fire-spirit form, she is surrounded with flames and as such cannot be touched without protection or immunity.
The first girl on the left of the picture. A quiet and shy girl of yet-unknown specy, whose codename means "Bookmark" and whose true name was revealed to be Luna. Her artifact is a bewitched bookmark which enables her to use a special shape-shifting spell devised and developped by Primum Averruncus during the Great Mage War. By kissing someone on the mouth she can channel her target's appearance, characteristics and personality into her bookmark, which she can then use to transform into a perfect doppelganger of said target, to the point of believing herself to be the real one and sharing her target's affects.
Shiori impersonated Asuna after her kidnapping and infiltrated the Ala Alba, posing as Negi's real partner so that they would not doubt anyything, while trying to prevent them from knowing to much about their goals. Negi eventually discovered the truth thanks to Jack Rakan. Knowing about the upcomming collapse of the Mundus Magicus, Negi could better understand Fate's goals and had an heartful talk with Shiori, in which he managed to gain her trust by telling her about his plan to prevent said collapse.
During the Ala Alba assault on the Gravekeeper's Palace, Shiori guides the group and provides them informations about Cosmo Entelecheia.
The last girl on the left of the picture. Shirabe is a dryad whose codename means "Melody" and whose true name is Brigitte. She is apparently the oldest of Fate's Pactio partners and seems to be the highest-ranked and the most powerful among them. She is a very calm and serious, but also sarcastic and slightly haughty, girl who takes her missions and responsibilities very seriously.
Shirabe is a talented violonist whose artifact is a violin able to produce magical soundwaves. When she plays badly, she can emit soundwaves powerful enough to reduce an entire stone tower into dust, and she can emit several soundwaves at the same time which can strike from several sides and given that sound cannot be seen, are extremely difficult to dodge. As a Dryad she can also create tree trunks and vines that erupt from the ground (or from her back to form wing-like structures) to ensnare her enemies and crush them.
When Fate's partners were tasked with preventing Negi's allies from interrupting their "negotiations," Shirabe dealt with Chisame, Nodoka and Haruna, three of Negi's partners whose artifacts enable them to infiltrate networks, read minds, and bring drawings to life, respectively. They gave her a hard time but she evenually caught up with them, only to be foiled by Negi's half dog-demon friend, Kotaro Inugami. Later, she assisted Fate in the ritual to erase the Mundus Magicus. She got knocked out by the laser attack but she later reawakened and proceeded to bring back Asuna to the altar, holding her ground against all of Negi's remaining allies. She was once rewrited by the Mage of Beginning but later revived by Asuna.
The first girl on the right of the picture. Koyomi is a half-human half-cat-life beastgirl, whose codename means "Calendar." She is shy and easily embarrassed but she can prove very dangerous nonetheless. She wields a powerful hourglass-artifact that enables her to control Time itself, by stopping it, slowing or accelerating its course and probably more. In her beast form, she moves at very high speed and can rebound on walls.
She is partnered with Tamaki, whose artifact can control Space, and together they are able to create an alternate dimension where they can trap anyone, regardless of their power.
When Fate's partners were tasked to impede Nagi's allies, Koyomi and Tamaki were tasked to deal with Jack Rakan. Knowing full-well that they weren't a match for him in a regular fight, they trapped him into their dimension but he managed to destroy it by simply emitting a wave of raw power.
The second girl on the right of the picture. Tamaki is a half-human half-dragon girl who can transform into a dragon and whose codename means "Bracelet." She rarely displays her emotions, even in humiliating experiences. Given her dragonic heritage she is one of Fate's mightiest partners and she also wields a very powerful artifact.
Her artifact is a special bracelet able to create an alternate dimensional plane that expands over thousands of meters. She is partnered with Koyomi, who always stops time so that she can encase their foes into her dimensional plane without resistance.
Cosmo Entelecheia's Associates
Warriors hired by Fate and his followers to fight by their side.
Graf Von HermanGraf (Count) Josef Wilhelm Von Herman looks like an elderly gentleman with very courteous and refined manners although rather perverted as shown when he put Asuna in kinky lingerie upon capturing her. However, unsurpisingly, this is only a cover.
Hermann is in fact a vastly powerful high-ranking demon and mercenary.
Hermann is very physically strong and fast, he can cast spells, teleport, and channel his demonic energy into his fists to unleash huge waves, or several beams in rapid succession. Even worse, he can spit a magical beam that turn anyone into stone, whose effect can only be reversed by extremely powerful healers. In spite of his demonic nature and his villainous role, Hermann is a chivalrous and cheerful person whith a rather strange sense of humour.Six years before the beginning of the series, he and a squad of very powerful demons were ordered to destroy the village in Scotland where Negi was living. Hermann turned almost everyone into stone before being sealed into a magical bottle alongside three Slime Sisters who serves as his underlings. (It was later revealed that this attack was ordered by the Senate of Megalomesembria.)
Hermann and the Slime Sisters were freed by Fate and tasked to gather intelligence on Negi and his partners. They sneaked into Mahora Academy (the gigantic campus where Negi is teaching) and kidnapped almost all of Negi's pupils that were aware of his role as a mage, save for the most dangerous.
He used a magical necklace that expanded Asuna's magic cancelling power all around him, but Negi and Kotaro Inugami managed to defeated him. Yet Negi refused to seal him and allowed him to depart, despite knowing his role in the destruction of his village.
TsukuyomiTsukuyomi is a very talented swordswoman from the legendary Shinmei-ryū school. (a group of very powerful warriors and exorcists, whose use ki-powered sword attacks and eastern-style magic, Onmyōdō, with Magical Papers. They were introduced in Ken Akamatsu's previous series and smash hit Love Hina.) She fights with both a regular-sized katana and a smaller one, a wakizashi or kodachi.
Despite her reserved and somewhat clumsy nature, Tsukuyomi is a staunch battle-lover who works as a mercenary. She was first hired alongside Fate Averruncus and Kotarō Inugami by the renegade sorceress Chigusa Amagasaki, to unleash an immensely powerful Demon God, a plan that was ultimatelly thwarted by Negi and his friends, with the help of Evangeline McDowell. During this mission she developed a rivalry with her fellow Shinmei-ryū swordswoman and Negi's partner Setsuna Sakurazaki. Like almost every other antagonist of the series, she isn't really villainous and departed on rather friendly terms with Negi's group.
At the beginning of the Mundus Magicus Arc, Tsukuyomi appears alongside Fate and his other followers. Fate hired her and despite not really being part of Cosmo Entelecheia, she is one of his most prominent allies. She was tasked to spy on the Ala Alba members and displayed an out-of-character and increasingly disturbing lust for fighting, blood and even murder. When Fate's allies were tasked to hinder Negi's she battled and very quickly defeated Setsuna, demonstrating a level of power much higher that before.
During Ala Alba's assault on the Gravekeeper's Palace, the reason of her change in character and increase in power is explained. She stole the demonic sword Hina, a magical, sentient katana (introduced in Love Hina as well) which grants immense power to its owner but possesses him/her and turn him/her into a murderous berserker. With this katana, she is able to channel tremendous amounts of dark ki into her blade, and to absorb her foes' own ki at contact, proving more than a challenge for Setsuna, who is usually stronger than her. In the end, she was finally defeated by Setsuna.
Master of the Gravekeeper's Palace
The most mysterious characters among Fate's group. According to Fate's partners the Master of the Gravekeeper's Palace can either appear as a child or as an adult, though the very few times she was seen, it was under a child-like aspect.
It was the Master of the Grave who destroyed the Gateports between Mundus Magicus and Mundus Vetus, and who called forth Poyo Rainyday in the Gravekeeper's Palace during the first stage of the Ala Alba's assault. She is ultimately revealed to be Negi's ancestor and is possibly related to Asuna and Arika. It should also be noted that her eyebrows are very similar to Arika's.
Poyo RainydayPoyo is the older sister of Zazie Rainyday, the most mysterious of Negi's pupils (Very likely her older twin given their identical appearance.). Poyo is in fact an immensely powerful high-ranking demon, much stronger than Hermann himself (implying that Zazie might be one as well) and an old friend of the Master of the Grave. Chisame and other members of Ala Alba called her even Final Boss Material, which Poyo unhesitatingly admit herself that she belongs into this category. In Negima! demons are not entirely evil, and as such Poyo fights alongside Cosmo Entelecheia because she supports their plan to save the magical poulation. Poyo also wields a Pactio Artifact (probably contracted with the Master of the Grave) which enables her to cast people into an illusionary replica of the "Cosmo Entelecheia" and can fight at distance as if her limbs had an invisible extension. She can also turn her fingers into long claws or reveal her true demonic form, in which a gigantic demonic body surrounds her human one, which head bears the same facial marks as Poyo and Zazie. In this form, she has extreme physical strength and can fire huge blasts of demonic energy or waves of raw magical power. It appears that her teenage body and the huge black silhouette that surround it are both part of her real demonic form, but the silhouette seems to be impervious to attacks and as such she uses it as a shield for her human-like body which might be a core of some sort. It should be noted that when hit by the time-displacement bullets in her fight with Mana, the "demonic body" behind her dissapears while leaving her human body untouched, giving the impression that they are two separate entities.
Grand Army of Cosmo Entelecheia
Thanks to the power of the Codes of the Life-Maker, Dynamis was able to create an army of around four hundred thousand shadow-born monsters, totally impervious to the attacks of any magical creature (no matter how skilled and powerful they are) that only human beings can harm.
|There are regular shadow-born monsters, super shadow-born monsters of enormous size and power, and last but not least a gigantic shadow-born demon of about twice the size of a huge palace, whose power rivals that of the mightiest divine beings.|
|This gigantic shadowy demon was Fate's group's major asset and attacked the palace of governor Kurt Godel at the head of the entire shadowy troops. It was later locked in combat against the Divine Dragon Vrixos Nagasha, the most powerful being in the Mundus Magicus, which it destroyed despite the dragon's immunity. The demon was ultimately destroyed by Chachamaru.|
Mundus Magicus Arc
Cosmo Entelecheia first appears at the very beginning of the Mundus Magicus arc, during the skirmish opposing it and Negi's party, but at these times all of Fate's followers are masqued and the name of the group is still unknown.
As the Ala Alba ends up scattered all aross the Mundus Magicus, being secretly watched over by Tsukuyomi, they learn more about the Great Mage War, learning that it was orchestrated by the secret society Cosmo Entelecheia.
Later, Jack Rakan a former member of the Ala Rubra becomes Negi's mentor, telling the Ala Alba everything he knows about the War and the secret society. It becomes quite clear that Fate Averruncus, whom Rakan describes as a "phantom of the past" pursues the same goal as his first previous self from twenty years ago. Fate confirms this when he approaches Negi to "negociate" while his Pactio Partners fight Negi's and manage to kidnap Asuna.
Later Fate sneaks into a ball held by the Governor of New Ostia (what remains of the capital of Vespertatia) Kurt Godel, a former member of the Ala Rubra who wants Negi to join his side. Cosmo Entelecheia then invade the palace with their armies of shadow-born creatures and make many of Nagi's party's friends from the Mundus Magicus disappear, including Jack Rakan himself. (It is later revealed that those who disappeared were sent into the actual "Cosmo Entelecheia" and can be brought back.) Negi and the Ala Alba then decide to invade the Gravekeeper Palace to bring down the secret society once and for all, repeating what the Ala Rubra did twenty years ago.
The task proves quite uneasy, as their battleship is tracked down by the gigantic shadow-born demon, (which they manage to destroy) as well as the entire armies of shadow-borns, and that the Gravekeeper's Palace is surrounded by a gigantic forcefield of magical energy. (Gathered from the Gateports to the Mundus Vetus that Cosmo Entelecheia destroyed.) Thanks to Shiori, who tells them how to enter the forcefield, and to the warship fleets of New Ostia which backs them up the Ala Alba manages to set foot on Cosmo Entelecheia's hideout at last.
They then separate into three groups, one which repares their ship and secures a safe way out; another led by Kotaro Inugami and his partner Natsumi (whose artifact makes people invisible) tasked to rescue Cosmo Entelecheia's prisoners Anya and Asuna; and the last one led by Negi, which ventures into the palace to defeat Fate Averruncus once and for all.
Ala Alba's assault
As they enter the gloomy hideout, they are greeted by Poyo Rainyday (whom they mistake for her younger sister Zazie) who casts them into a replica of the "Cosmo Entelecheia." There, Negi is living in an ideal world where none of his pupils are aware of his status as a mage, where Cosmo Entelecheia no longer exists, where his parents are alive and well and where he is teaching peacefully. He eventually understands that this sistuation is not real, and the real Zazie manages to contact him through her replica of the illusionary world. After Negi tells her that he wishes to negociate with Fate, Zazie helps him awake. Eventually, everyone breaks free of the spell and Negi reveals that he devised a way to prevent the collapse of the Mundus Magicus.
Not believing this, Poyo reveals her true demonic form and prepares to cast them into the "Cosmo Entelecheia" for real, but the shrine-maiden Mana Tastsumiya challenges her in a one-on-one battle, enabling the others to go further. Later, Setsuna gets locked in combat against Tsukuyomi and is forced to leave the others, who are confronted by Dynamis and Fate's partners Homura, Tamaki and Koyomi.
Dynamis enters his "all-out battle mode" and attacks Negi, only for Negi's partners to subdue Fate's and attack him so that Negi could challenge Fate. However, as Negi is escaping, Dynamis strikes him from a space portal causing him to get fully corrupted by the "Magia Erebea" (Negi's major, yet-double-edged asset) and to turn into a half demon. In this form, Negi easily defeats Dynamis and as the Shadow-wielder is urging him to finish him off, so that the corruption would be complete, Negi's partners manage to reverse the process.
Negi turns back to normal but collapses immediately after. With their strongest fighter out of the league and as Kotaro's team could not reach Asuna on time, the Ala Alba devise a plan to interrupt the ritual. They ultimately sneak into the altar and succed to free Asuna, but only to discover that the last three of the Averruncus series, have been awoken.
Quartum attacks the groups with the ships, destroying one and playing cat-and-mouse with the other. Quintum defeats nearly everyone in the rescue group, who struggle to keep Asuna and the Grand Master Code of the Life-Maker away from him, and paralyses them with lightning spells. Sextum regenerates Dynamis (who is bound by a magical contract and can no longer fight) before encasing Negi's partners into watery cubes. Negi then awakes and frees them. As he is about to fight Sextum, the Master of the Grave appears and restrains her, revealing that she now roots for her descendant's plan to save the Mundus Magicus.
Negi then defeats Quartum with surprising ease, and Fate himself protects Natsumi from Quintum, stating that he considers Negi and his partners as his preys. Taken aback by Fate's behaviour, Quintum beats him down and prepares to dispose of him, labelling him as a "deficient unit" but Fate eventually takes him down and takes back the Grand Master Code of the Life Maker.
Negi then appears, ready to settle their score once and for all. Having conquered the side-effects of the "Magia Erebea" he is able to fight evenly with Fate, while his partners are fighting Shirabe, to prevent her from performing the ritual that would erase the Mundus Magicus. However, the Mundus Magicus has begun to collapse. The two worlds are merging and Cosmo Entelecheia's armies of shadow borns invade Mahora Academy to reach the Mage of the Beginning, who is laying below the World Tree.
Cosmo Entelecheia's Counterattack
After a fierce battle Negi defeated Fate who decided to help Negi with his plan to save Mundus Magicus. While shaking hands both Negi and Fate are shot by the same attack from a mysterious figure that looks like The Mage of the Beginning. Negi figures out that the figure isn't the real Life Maker but before he can't say anything Dynamis emerges from the lava and tells Negi they had secure a direct path to Mahora. After congratulating Fate for "buying them time" it is revealed that all past members of Cosmo Entelecheia had been revived thanks to all the mana of the magic world and the power of the Life Maker. Negi challenges Secundum and the rest of Cosmo Enthelecheia as a successor of the Thousand Master's Wish, after getting attacked by Secundum, Quartum, Quintum and Septendecim at the same time, Fate protected Negi and joined him because he already told Negi he would lend him his strengh until the crisis was over. Meanwhile, Shiori and Konoka told the other members of Ala Alba they needed to release Asuna because it was the only thing they could do, but before they could move Primum and Nii stopped them with powerful spells. Negi and Fate are eventually overwhelmed by Cosmo Entelecheia's power and Secundum decided to rewrite them both, but before he could do anything the real Evangeline appeared and stopped him. The battle rages on between Cosmo Entelecheia's forces and Evangeline's side while the students of Class 3-A tried to wake up Asuna. Evangeline chants for a while and then she can cast her Endless White Nine Heavens spell on all the members of Cosmo Entelecheia (excluding Tertium and the Mage of the Beginning).
The Mage of the Beginning soon grabbed Negi but Asuna woke up and rescued Negi. The two of them combined their strength and defeated the Mage of the Beginning and his hood fall back revealing his face. It turns out to be none other than Nagi Springfield which suprised Negi, Asuna, Evangeline, Jack Rakan, and Fate. After that, Asuna used her powers to revive all the citizens of the Magical World which inevitably leads to Ala Alba's victory.
- Some of the information listed in this article was imported from another article in the Villains Wikia of the same name.
- It is unknown if Cosmo Entelecheia will ever return for a fourth attempt at global domination, though it is implied in some texts that they are far from finished. While in the sequel UQ Holder!, at the year 2009 (Two years before the ending of Negima! manga) and 2065 (Alternate timeline) the Cosmo Entelecheia was returned once again and defeated by Negi and the others twice.