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Atum (アトゥム神 Atumu-shin) is the Stand of Telence T. D'Arby, featured in Stardust Crusaders.

Description

Atum resembles a humanoid robot with Telence's athletic build, and, in a similar nature to The World, is decorated with heart motifs about its body. On its face are Telence's initials along with what appears to resemble a breathing apparatus.

This Stand represents the Egyptian deity Atum.

Abilities

Atum is, like Osiris, a threatening Stand to face because of its ability to steal souls and read minds. However, it is held back by Telence's over reliance on its power and lack of raw skill. Thus, its user was rather easily defeated.

Soul Steal

Much like his brother's Stand Osiris, Atum's primary ability allows Telence to steal souls from someone who has recognized defeat[1] in a game, which Telence typically uses in video games.

Like Osiris, the victims must pledge their souls first, but Atum is subtle enough to partially grab hold of the soul from someone taken by surprise. In one instance, it was able to grip Jotaro's soul without being able to steal it when Telence guessed a punch correctly[1]. In theory, Atum is then free to attack the associated body part but was never seen doing so[1].

Stolen souls are put inside specially made dolls from Telence himself, and he too is free to gamble and release the souls under his control[2].

Binary Souls Reading

Atum's second ability enables Telence to read souls[3].

In effect, he psychically asks a nearby person's souls a yes or no question which the soul is obliged to answer, unbeknownst to the one being read, allowing Telence to secretly guess someone's intent[4].

Atum visualizes a person as if through an infrared detector when reading souls and if the person lies, the color of their aura changes, allowing him to determine that they are lying[4]. When Atum detects a "Yes", the subject's aura flares up; when it detects a "No", the subject's aura points vertically.[5][6] Telence is also free to examine several people at once[2] although he may forget about them.

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Chapter 229, D'Arby the Player (3)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chapter 237, D'Arby the Player (11)
  3. Chapter 235, D'Arby the Player (9)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Chapter 236, D'Arby the Player (10)
  5. Chapter 236: D'Arby the Player (10) p.10
  6. Chapter 237: D'Arby the Player (11) p.9

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