As the integral diamond structure, Dijamant is the living embodiment of diamonds, rhombuses, and all related imagery, memetics, and concepts. Diamonds exist because Dij exists, and he is an overpowered reality warper due to this.
He is also the second-strongest Mag Frag, making him a venerable powerhouse. Of the older group, he is second only to Pyatiugolnik. Though he's idealistic (as all the Mags are) and eager to help, Dij tends to veer towards overbearing dictatorialship and truly believes he knows best. Mortals are, after all, too stupid to take care of themselves, right?
I mean, they're not even real people, so of course not.
Once upon a time, he held power over thousands upon thousands of Timelines, but Pya slapped him on the wrist and forced him to give up most of them. Though Dij simmered in resentment and frustration at being disallowed to help (and getting reprimanded by his crush), he eventually found a new obsession: Kolo.
Though others might call him a egocentric narcissist (and they wouldn't be too far off the marker), Dij genuinely wants what's best for other people. He just can't be convinced that he isn't "what's best" for them.
Universei could annex you!
Occupation scheming. dictating, flirting
Outward persona trends along friendly, somewhat unobservant, upbeat, outgoing, and unabashedly sexual. Listens to people's plights and woes, but can't completely mask how apathetic he is to them. Spends more time collecting information to manipulate with than actual bonding with most people.
Internally, is terminally bored. Frustrated with most people's attitudes and outlooks on life; finds them too submissive and unthinking. Enjoys philosophy and debates, so long as he generally wins. Gets a rush from being challenged, but quickly becomes furious if the other person has a legitimate chance of beating him.
Quick to initially blame others for accidents or shortcomings, but will accept responsibility afterwards to look good. Careful about reputation, highly perceptive of it.
Desperate for social connections that he feels matters. Eager to learn about others that pique his interest. Relentlessly pursues those resistant to his presence. Resents those who either are unreceptive or just aren't interesting enough.
Overbearing sense of authority and intimidation. At once, is both scary as fuck and also easily brushed off. Predictable, yet unpredictable.
Eager to please those who matter to him and will defer to them in almost all contexts. Finds a person to idolize and places them above himself and all others. Constantly clawing at the bit for meaningful connections, obsesses whenever he's found one.
Despises parental figures. Talks poorly of his own. Predisposed to mistrusting parents, will defer to the children. Has never let go of his trauma, doesn't see it as an issue.
Has complexes about being abandoned and tossed aside. Refuses to let people out of his grasp once he's gotten a grip on them. Possessive, but only when he feels they're slipping away. This is the only way to get a genuine hurt, paranoid, or anxious response out of him.
The illustrious diamond structure, Dijamant has some arrogance issues - to say the least.
His persona is deceptively welcoming and warm to other Mags, and though he's usually genuine about his love for others, there's a thin veneer over his true personality. It's well-hidden enough that it's almost unnoticeable, but it does color all of Dij's interactions and his perceptions of the world.
In his humble opinion, most people just aren't real.
No, not like that, it's not like people are cardboard fakes. They're walking around, of course, living their lives, just... poorly. Fakely. How many of them, really, could take a step back and consider the world around them? How many could generate their own philosophy, thoughts, and opinions, separated from the media and influence of others? How many could stand up for themselves without fear of reparations? How many can be honest?
Very few, in Dij's eyes. Very few people are capable of being real - of having their own identity, of having a self-concept to cling to, of being stable and independent, of being able to ask for help if needed yet bounce back on their own two feet, of being a real person.
Hence, he's taken it upon himself to enlighten the masses. Sure, he doesn't like mortals that much, but what can he do? He's kind enough to recognize when people need help, and he knows how to distribute it.
In his youth, he assisted Pyatiugolnik in preserving early Timelines, following in the others' footsteps, filled with admiration for him. Pya was a bit shy and nervous, but always seemed to have idealistic best interests at heart, and such a concept deeply appealed and intrigued Dij in spades.
When not following Pya like a puppy, he curled in his best friend's lap and whispered to Pere, in reverence, of what the ideal world would be. Everyone happy. Everyone safe, from all the threats in the world. Only goodness, only happiness. No more suffering.
It was this that planted the idea of helping other people achieve realness. Though Dij vastly prefers the company of the Mags (despite how few of them are real), Pya opened his eyes to the realization that, en masse, mortals were not real. And, well, he was a god. He should use his powers for good. For showing them how to be real.
Also, maybe it'd impress Pya. Hopefully, really. He might be harboring a crush.
Dij slowly took control of Timelines, establishing himself as their supreme leader in order to usher in prosperity and growth. Micromanaging the shit out of them, Dij quickly rose to actual threat status among the Mags - he wasn't giving up the Timelines he'd "finished", and the looming warning of egotism and megalomania overshadowed any good he did.
They weren't supposed to meddle in mortal affairs. If they let power get to their heads, who knew how much of reality would come undone? Could they even reel in a wayward Mag, capable of undoing so much of the known universe?
Better not risk it. Better to stay detached, to stick only the tips of their toes in the pool of mortality. What Dij was doing was unacceptable. He could not be allowed to be such a presence, to impose his will on lesser beings.
Kolo, organizer of the Mags, called upon Pya, the strongest of their number, to subdue Dij. He had to step in and end the other's tyranny.
With a heavy heart and great remorse, Pya did as much.
After waking up from the short-lived battle, Dijamant was enraged to find he'd only been allowed to keep a few thousand Timelines under his watch, the majority he'd tended to ripped from his influence and locked away. The offered excuses infuriated him - "give him something to focus on," "a lesson in humility," "he needs something to do." Like he was some caged animal they had to entertain, for fear of retribution.
He turned to Pya, his oldest friend, but the other manufactured distance in their relationship. Heartbroken at what he interpreted as betrayal, Pya's reclusive nature overtook what affection he still harbored with Dij, and he went into what seemed to be near-isolation.
Or, as Dij soon learned, he did the opposite. Rather than holing himself up in his house to cope, Pya was actually bonding deeply with Peresekat - Dij's best friend and closest companion, for many years.
When the two entered into a romantic relationship, Dij's fury overwhelmed any care he had for the other two.
So that was that, huh? They just left him to rot, huh? His best friend, going behind his back to flirt and kiss up his crush? After all the good he'd tried to do, and they tossed him aside like trash and ran off into the sunset together? Fucking assholes. He'd show them.
Desperate for emotional stability and a rebound, Dij's eyes fell onto Kolo. Though Kolo had organized Dij's takedown, he was superficially similar enough to Pya to serve as a proxy - reclusive, reserved, and independent, ready and willing to smack the Mags back into line.
And, well, being told 'no' was rather a turn-on, if he was being honest.
Maybe he was a little too charismatic (or forceful) for his own good. The other Mags deferred to him; though they agreed with Pya's punishment of Dij, they still loved and respected him, happily indulging his presence. Except Kolo.
Kolo didn't like him. Kolo bit back. Kolo fought. Kolo was loud. Kolo was opinionated. Kolo spoke his mind. Kolo told him off. Kolo chewed him out.
Kolo was real.
Kolo was real, and how the fuck hadn't Dij noticed for all these years? Kolo was so real, so so real, so incredibly real and he could just reach out and touch the other. And as his pursuit slowly turned into a fling and slowly turned into a genuine relationship, he realized the full weight of their bond, uncovering years of hidden trauma the other had held.
Kolo had been through so much, and he'd suffered it all in silence. Kolo had seen so much of the world, and had still come out the other side, believing in idealism and goodness - traits that Dij still found himself attracted to, despite himself.
Being around Kolo warmed him up again, too, to Pere. Their friendship slowly rekindled, and they bonded once more, familiar in each other's comfort. Pya, even, tentatively opened up - surprised and soothed by Kolo's newfound (albeit shaky) interest and trust in Dij.
Things are going well, and Dij can't keep the smile off his face.
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(partner, object of interest)
That's his BF! And also absolutely fascinating. The way Kolo's head works is so utterly foreign and strange that he can't help but be intrigued. After a long and tiring effort to grow close, he's been rewarded with the depths of the other's psyche, which is horrifyingly neat.
Pere and Dij have been best friends since forever, and even though they had a minor bump - ahem, Pya - they're still going strong. The easygoing nature and general submissiveness towards Dij is deeply appealing, and Pere is a good support prop.
An old flame, sort of, even though it never went anywhere. Still a very sore subject and definitely something to be touchy about. They're still pretty good friends, Dij thinks, but he knows there's distance and regrets all the tension they've grown to have.
Trapet's got a nice rack. And, like, he's also pretty cutesy and soft, which are definitely appealing traits. They aren't super close beyond that, but they've messed around a few times and Dij is rather fond of him. The hoarding is an interesting quirk to Dij.
Okay, maybe he has a type: high-class fancy bastards. And Pesh certainly suits that type, and gets adorably flustered and embarrassed whenever he flirts it up during parties or in public. He doesn't really know Pesh super well beyond that, though.
Strela crushes on everyone, Dij included, and he's bright enough to take note of that. The guy is downright precious when he blushes, and well, how can Dij say no to flirting and messing with Strela? Their relationship is pretty shallow, but it's there.
Zvezda is always down to do whatever the fuck Dij wants, which is always a plus. And he's high energy enough that Dij can invite him to do whatever and ensure he's not horribly bored. But since he's not good for discussing things, Zvez is rarely his first choice.
Juice is a new contender, but his energy and intelligence are intensely appealing, though he can't quite crack Juice's walls. The fact that Kolo has managed to get closer to Juice than he has is both infuriating and interesting as fuck.
It's fun to prod Zmeya into hanging out with him, especially since it pisses off Genesis. Kinda sucks the guy's so meek and underwhelming, but that's pretty normal all things considered. Dont worry, Dij'll whip him up into shape in no time!
Prav is ballsy enough to challenge Dij near-constantly and is certainly a real person by Dij's standards - he can respect that attitude. But stars above is it really annoying to have a guy CONSTANTLY on his dick, cussing him out, arguing with him... ugh.
Prav's boyfriend, and point of contention. They've been at odds ever since Kva announced he didn't support Dij's conquesting, at all, and never got on the right foot. Plus he always backs up Prav's bitching, which makes it worse. And Dij is NOT just a rotated square 😒.
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Diamonds, lightning, twilight
Power, fascination, self-worth
Ego, dominance, disregard
Power: to preserve self
Tarot Card: The Emperor
Timeline: beta Β
"Dijamant" comes from дијамант, which means "diamond" in Serbian.
Avoids whenever possible. Tries to diplomatically work his way through them instead.
Solves them quickly. Doesn't waste time on frills or looking flashy - alters reality to incapacitate the other party and then interrogate them for information. Happily disposes of them afterwards, but usually leaves them alive.
Jumps to protect intimates. Doesn't ask questions. Kills.
Lives in a stupidly big castle, with a big yard and rooms with high ceilings. Ton of potted plants everywhere. Balconies coming off every room, most with flowers planted on them. Bed is four-poster and has a big veil.
House is very clean, very organized. Mindlessly sorts through belongings when alone. Mostly has furniture; very little embellishments or objects. Keeps pet cats and fish.
Dijamant is one of the most well-known Magnitude Fragments, primarily through his control of three thousand Timelines. Though most of those outside of his Timelines are uncomfortable with his rule and attitude, he's not exactly disliked, as his Timelines take work off the COR's back and it's not like the Timelines are on fire.
Inside of his Timelines, is generally feared, though not actively disliked. Dij does not police freedom of speech, so criticism of him is common, though not so much among the upper elites that directly answer to him. He sometimes makes a big show of reading letters that citizens send to him to prove he's listening.
Generally considered collected, albeit cold and smug. Though he smiles often and tries to come off as personal, he's a bit too clearly conniving for most to enjoy his presence.
Thinks he's great, but doesn't actually consider himself The Best Ever - that position is reserved for those he admires the most (initially Pya, later Kolo). Will take that secret to his grave.
Proud of his work and what he's doing. Sees progress in others by his metrics and is happy to know he's bringing other people into personhood. Knows he can't go around touting his rhetoric, though, because it sounds fucking insane to anyone else.
Ribbons & Awards
- Favorite color is cyan
- Really enjoys sharing foods (milkshakes, sundaes, ice cream, spaghetti) but doesn't really eat otherwise
- Strongest sense is hearing; strongest taste is sweet
- Moveset: Flatter / Play Nice / Diamond Storm / Menacing Moonraze Maelstrom
- Loves Kolo's attitude (and also loves to be told "no", actually)
- Adores Pere's deference to him and unrelenting support
- (Super happy he and Pere are friends again, after the Pya incident)
- Still in control of about 3,509 Timelines
- Usually found lounging in chairs, draped over them and covered in blankets
- Also really likes tucking other people in (not in a sexual way)
- Played sports as his hobby for a long time until he realized nobody else would play with him because he'd gotten too good (and was a bit of a poor sport), so now clones himself to play against
- Wrote books for Kolo to flirt with him, most of them rather bad
- Continually writes books of poetry for him that are horrible and absolutely horny
- Signs every single book, each signature different and featuring a different little handwritten note (most of which are flirting)
- Takes a very hands-on approach to tending to his Timelines, but often misinterprets things
- ("Dijamant, sir, we need more daylight for crops"
- "Understood, here is a second sun")
- Hates it when people insinuate he's the Mag of rhombuses (but he is)
- His scarf was a small blanket gifted to him by Peresekat when they were younger
- List of "real people": Kolo, Zehneck, Pravougaonik... um... er.....
- Literally has fucked every Mag at least once. Yes, all of them.