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Qilby is the main antagonist from the second season of the Wakfu animated series. He is an Eliatrope of the Primordial Age and a member of the Council of Six. He is Shinonome's brother. unlike the other members of the council, Qilby does not forget his memories when reincarnating. He was also the one who stole Orgonax's heart. Qilby was the Eliatrope that started the war with the Mechasmes which almost caused the end of his civilization. Phaeris ripped his arm off after uncovering he was the cause of the war of against the Mechasmes. He was locked up by Yugo in the White Dimension where he spent thousands of years in lethargy in it.

Background

Qilby and his sister Shinonome were tasked by the Eliatrope Goddess to preserve history and knowledge and teach them to the Eliatrope people, both of them were cursed with eternal memory of all their past incarnations, unlike their other siblings. They served loyally for many years, but Qilby was eventually driven mad because of his ability/curse and rebelled, he started a war against a mechanoid race known as the Mechasms that nearly led to the extinction of the Eliatrope race, before Yugo and Phaeris were able to imprison Qilby for his actions.

Season 1

Qilby in a vision from the Eliacube.

He made a cameo in the series of visions induced when Yugo attempted to rip the Eliacube free inside Nox's Clock; as a demonic-looking silhouette with his left hand outstretched.

Season 2

Qilby made his first appearance in season two as the hidden main antagonist. He was accidentally summoned from the blank dimension when Yugo tried to harness the power of the Eliacube, when he came to the World of Twelve he explains the origins of his species (through half-truths) and sent Yugo on a quest to acquire the Dofus (dragon egg) of his sister dragon, Shinonome. His true plan is eventually revealed that the quest was largely to distract Yugo so he could regain his power, steal back the Eliacube and then absorb the Wakfu of the planet to power his ship so he can continue to explore the Krozmos (the process would destroy the planet).

Personality

Qilby is urged and motivated to seek new stimuli, specifically new knowledge, due to his eternal memory across all his reincarnations which only he and Shinonome possessed - the effects of being functionally unable to ever permanently die and forget eventually caused Qilby to grow maddeningly and perpetually bored with being confined to one planet in the Krosmoz, as nothing was new to him. This prompted Qilby's scheme to start the Mechasm war, so he could take his people into space and so he could explore the Krosmoz and gain new experiences. Qilby outright calls his eternal memory a curse and evidently resents it to some degree, not least because his and Shinonome's other siblings and everyone else in the Krosmoz have the bliss of forgetting and re-experiencing things anew when they reincarnate. Accumulating knowledge over at least several thousand years has furthermore rendered Qilby nihilistic, noting that individuals mean absolutely nothing in the grand scheme of the Krosmoz, and that life and entire worlds are ceaselessly both dying and being born. He also considers himself and his siblings superior to mortal beings due to the form of immortality granted to them by their Dofus, claiming they are privileged to be able to witness the eternal creation and destruction in the Krosmoz while they themselves remain existing.

After being freed from the White Dimension, Qilby originally presents himself as a quiet, friendly, soft-spoken and weary-eyed old man of wisdom. However, when he enters the Zinit with Adamaï, he gradually unveils his true colours, admitting that he'd hunted the specimens stored in his laboratory with a small smile on his face. He appears to be cold and sure of his own goals and that he knows what's right whilst his brothers do not, but he does seem somewhat morose about being unable to convince them otherwise. It's implied Qilby is wholly sure that he's in the right and that he knows better than everyone else because of his unique experience of having accumulated many lifetimes' worth of knowledge and memory, whereas everyone else forgets their previous incarnations with each death and rebirth.

Immediately after Qilby fuses with the Eliacube, his behaviour changes significantly, taking on a deranged and manic demeanor - it's implied this was partly due to the Eliacube affecting Qilby's impulses and mental state. He acts bloodthirsty, tending to grin and cackle when engaging his brothers (or anyone else) in combat, and also displaying unpredictably intense mood swings.

Qilby is a schemer, demonstrated most notably by his partially-fabricated story about the Council of Six where he painted himself as the Eliatrope king, and his plan to confront Phaeris for his and Shinonome's Dofus only after getting Anathar to possess Adamaï and act as backup. Qilby states that he never liked violence but has always been fascinated by watching idiots tear each-other apart, and he considers intelligence a superior asset over brawns.

Though he's unapologetic for his past crimes and their severe consequences, Qilby does display levels of disappointment and even some remorse for the tragic way things went after he engineered the Mechasm war, though he nevertheless refuses to admit that he was ever in the wrong. Most notably, before fusing with the Eliacube, he sheds a tear when discussing the Eliatrope homeworld with Adamaï. Also, despite his animosity toward his brothers and sadistic impulses in his Eliacube-fused form, he solemnly states a few times while fighting Yugo and Phaeris that he wishes things had not gone the way they had.

Qilby doesn't think twice about destroying the World of Twelve so he and his people can resume exploring the Krosmoz, defending his actions when his brothers call him out on them by stating the World of Twelve isn't their world. Unlike his siblings, who wanted to settle on a new world after leaving their homeworld behind, Qilby wanted their people to remain nomadic. Qilby evidently doesn't understand adoption, being perplexed at why Yugo's most recent incarnation defends the planet he was born on after being told that it isn't their species' original homeworld.

Despite his sociopathic tendencies, Qilby is not incapable of love, shown by his relationship with his twin sister Shinonome (see below). When meeting each of his brothers again during the series, Qilby seems to be fond of reminiscing during his fights with each of them and during his confrontation with Baltazar. But he's also angry over the way they turned on him, declaring they're the ones who wronged him rather than vice versa, and he angrily yells at Yugo after being severed from the Eliacube that none of them ever cared about him; showing feelings of familial neglect and resentment. It's also implied that Qilby is resentful at his extended siblings and his people for neglecting him and not listening to him before the Mechasm war.

Qilby contradicts himself and apparently lies even to himself. As assessed by Yugo; Qilby fears being alone more than anything else, and though he may have been unconscious of it, he engineered the reunion of the Council of Six's currently-living members; suggesting a subconscious part of him yearned for him, his family and his people to be together again. Qilby tends to fly into a rage when one of his brothers call him out as a traitor, and after Yugo deconstructs Qilby's motives for bringing his siblings back together, Qilby is driven to rage towards him and the rest of their people in Emrub and denies it, his reaction heavily implying that Yugo's analysis hit a nerve. Overall, it's implied that for all his belief in his superiority, Qilby himself doesn't like his innermost self, and is running from and unable to face the core of his motivation for forcing the Eliatropes to become inter-planetary nomads and for subsequently trying to bring them back from Emrub. When Shinonome asks Qilby if all the devastation his actions have caused their people was really worth it, he reflects on it for a moment before morosely declaring it was worth it for him, showing the extent of his nihilism-fueled selfishness and hopelessness.

When Qilby was about to be locked in the White Dimension once more, he was visibly terrified to return to the oblivion a second time, where he'd be in perpetual sensory deprivation and all alone, resorting to begging and pleading with Yugo to spare him such a fate within seconds. However, Yugo refused and Qilby is trapped again and looks at a flower and sobs possibly regretting all the things he did.

Abilities

He has all the same powers as Yugo though many of them are more advanced versions, as well as an assortment of other Wakfu abilities (including the ability to summon a scythe made of the stuff), he also has full knowledge of the Eliacube and its workings (Nox spent 200 years just trying to figure out how to work it). But Qilby was the one of the weaker Eliatropes in terms of pure power (while his other siblings have powerful potential). he has:

  • Ancient Knowledge: His vast ocean of knowledge is where he really shines, Qilby's knowledge spans to the near beginning of the universe (with many untold secrets), as he remembers all of his past lives, unlike his Eliatrope and Dragon siblings.
  • Advanced engineering: Qilby was smart enough to build a space ship (The Zinit). He also invented much of the technology the Eliatropes used.
  • Advanced Wakfu Knowledge: While he's not the greatest user and while it is not his greatest area of expertise, he still has more knowledge than anyone alive. (since Glip died and Baltazar is not currently in this dimension).
  • Manipulation: Qilby is very smart and can always tell what everyone wants and through this he can make people do what he wants (like Adamai, Yugo, Rushu and the King of the Sadida). He is an extremely talented manipulator, most likely due to the thousands or millions of lives he lived before.
  • Wakfu Blasts: Qilby was able to bring down Phaeris with pure Wakfu blasts, and Phaeris is believed to be the strongest Dragon among all of the six.

Relationships

Adamaï

Qilby seems to have a mentor-student relationship towards Adamaï when he's hiding his true colors. When he reveals his intent to drain the World of Twelve of its Wakfu to power the Zinit, Qilby laments that Adamaï is unchanging as a person and can't be persuaded. He also expresses admiration of Adamaï's fighting prowess during their battle, declaring him the pride of their people. After giving Adamaï to Rushu, Qilby derides Adamaï as a little pest.

Baltazar

Qilby coldly states he's happy to see Baltazar again in Emrub, implying he had some past fondness for the dragon teacher. He's completely unthreatened by Baltazar's displays of anger and his attempt to fight him, rightfully so given the dragon's lack of fighting prowess, and he seems almost embarrassed by Baltazar's spectacularly poor attempt at charging into a fight. Qilby also has no qualms about subtly threatening Baltazar's young charges, nor brutalizing and bullying the dragon to establish dominance.

Chibi

Qilby appears to be fond of the newly-reborn Chibi before revealing his true colors.

Grougaloragran

The newly-reborn Grougal is an annoyance to Qilby before the latter's true colors are revealed. Immediately after fusing with the Eliacube, Qilby is all too happy to punch and thrash around Baby Grougal, stating he's been secretly wanting to do as much for a while due to the black dragon being such a pest towards him. He also has no compunctions about locking Grougal inside an engine where the baby dragon has nothing to do.

Nora

Qilby was Nora's mentor before his imprisonment in the White Dimension. He remembers Nora and her twin Efrim fondly when giving Yugo and Adamaï a partially-fabricated account of their people's history.

Phaeris

Qilby holds an old grudge towards Phaeris for taking his left arm, the former stating when the two meet again after Qilby's release from the White Dimension that he remembers him well. Qilby snarks that Phaeris is a good soothsayer when the latter correctly forebodes trouble. He also considers Phaeris the only one who is capable of rivaling and defeating him in his Eliacube-empowered form, to the point Qilby doesn't dare confront Phaeris on his own. Qilby shows during the battle on Crimson Claw Island that he wishes to make Phaeris pay for taking his arm.

Shinonome

Shinonome is the only one of Qilby's family whom he had a stable and truly loving relationship with. He admits when he and Shinonome speak again for the first (and last) time since Qilby's first imprisonment that he's missed her dearly in the millennia since her previous death. He feels she is the only one who has ever truly understood him and his pain due to having the same eternal memory as him, and who always supported him. Qilby feels that Shinonome is the only one besides himself that he can truly rely on, and when she turns on him because she feels his mad crusade has gone too far, he is shell-shocked.

Yugo

Yugo was the sibling responsible for sending Qilby to the White Dimension. Qilby fluctuates between addressing Yugo with some fondness, and baring his full anger and animosity toward the second Eliatrope king. Due to his nihilistic viewpoint and aforementioned sense of superiority, Qilby is contemptuous of Yugo's strong morals and tendency toward judgementalism, deeming Yugo's mindset naïve and simplistic; and he is puzzled at why his siblings would support Yugo's claim to leading their people while knowing of what Qilby's gifts could enable him to do for them. When taking Yugo into the White Dimension on the way to Emrub, Qilby bares the full force of his anger at Yugo for sentencing him to this hellish fate for millennia, and threatens to lock Yugo in the same dimension for a few thousand years in retribution.