“ The smoke appears to be some kind of ectoplasmic residue left over from the creation of this new universe. I bet with some research, we should be able to manipulate it to our liking. ”
- — Heloise, upon her discovery of the Nothing
The Nothing (Atlantean: ) is an element found in the Rose Warriors series of video games. The Nothing's main goal is to serve as a wall, blocking players from exiting the playable area, and hurting them when they touch it.
The Nothing is a swirling cloud of black and purple smoke, described as debris from the creation of the new universe. According to Heloise, the Nothing is created out of dark matter, and can be manipulated in various ways.
The Nothing first appears in Rose Warriors, where it is first discovered surrounding Fairy World by Mario, Ruby Rose and Toro Inoue. Toro describes it as a "bleak void of poison" when he touches it, saying that it burns to the touch. After this, the Nothing is shown to surround all of the areas in the game.
In the final arc of Rose Warriors, "The End Origin", Heloise uses Nothing as a power source for weapons, and electricity. Every weapon used in the final battle against Palkia and Dialga, sans those used by Ruby, Weiss, Blake and Yang, is shown to be powered by the Nothing.
Objects powered by the Nothing emit a strange purple glow.
A new variation of the Nothing, later called the Energy Nothing, is introduced in Bullet Warriors. In the game, it makes up a large barrier that surrounds most of Mitakihara Town, the main setting of the game, and dictates where the teenage protagonists are allowed to traverse.
The regular variant of Nothing also makes appearances, being used to power the electricity of the Class Trial grounds. Additionally, pools of Nothing appear to surround Tartarus, and act as one of the more important pieces of evidence in the final trial. In Bullet Warriors, it is primarily referred to as the Void.
- The Nothing is a term coined by Raven in the "Organized Chaos" arc of Rose Warriors.
- Prior to a name being given to it, it was simply referred to as "the smoke" or "that stuff".
|Characters||L • Yu • Yosuke • Chie • Yukiko • Kanji • Rise • Naoto • Teddie • Madoka • Sayaka • Mami • Kyoko • Homura • Kyubey • Yuno • Yukiteru • Minene • Muru Muru • Ouji • Aru • Hinata • Mao • Orin • Naegi • Kirigiri • Maizono • Togami • Fujisaki • Ishimaru • Celestia • Fukawa • Asahina • Ogami • Yamada • Hagakure • Owada • Kuwata • Enoshima|
|Locations||Mitakihara Town • Tartarus|
|Terms||Void • Bullet Rule|
|Rose Warriors: Alienation|
|Playable Characters||Ruby Rose • Mario • Toro Inoue|
|Terms||Nothing • Rose Warriors • AESA Rose • Atlantean language|