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.
Dijamant. Go on, say his name, bask in it - bask in the presence of a god, ruler of Timelines, one of the most powerful entities in the world. His dominion is royalty and power, and he exudes it. Or so he thinks.
Of the founding group of Mag Frags, Dij is the second-strongest, bowing only to Pya in raw magic and ability. And what better way to utilize his gift of power than to elevate the mortals? After all, it's hard for them to see past the split-second world they're trapped in, fretting so much about their day-to-day lives they never see the full picture of the world. But don't worry, Dij will help them see - and in doing so, he'll make them real people.
Confident, flirtatious, and bold, there's little Dij is terrified of and even littler that he answers to. He's not brainwashing people like Sessy, or actively harming his mortals, but he's got enough arrogance that criticism washes over his back like water. Idealistic, like all Mags, he does want what's best for others - but is convinced he can help take them there.
It doesn't help that he's genuinely observant and perceptive, funny and witty, able to keep up fun social situations without breaking a sweat. But all that pomp and effort is just hot air - underneath the constant cheerful persona, Dij is jaded and lonely, failing to connect with anyone meaningfully and desperate for a genuine conversation and genuine friendship.
Thank the stars Kolo showed up and solved that problem for him!
It's a nice one - cheerful, friendly, flirty. It always has a joke to offer, always has a quip to retort. It lets people lower their guards - he's smart, but not that smart; he's arrogant, but can't back it up; he's unobservant, but not too simple to hate talking to. It's served Dij well for many years, and he isn't hoping to be rid of it anytime soon. Nobody understands what he went through. Nobody would even hope to understand him. What's the point in trying to let others in, if it's just going to result in pain for both of them?
Terminally bored. Frustrates quickly with people, which swiftly develops into resentment. Has a sour taste for people he considers submissive, unthinking, and meek; can't mask how apathetic he is to their struggles. Values and celebrates confidence, self-assurance, and most importantly: effort.
Gets a rush from being challenged, but becomes upset when the other person has a chance of beating him. Extremely competitive and usually has the skills/smarts to back it up, so is even more embarrassed when he loses. Hates having to swallow embarrassment and will go to extreme lengths to avoid it.
Chases those who pique his interest; relentlessly stalks them. (These people are, thankfully, few and far between). Will defer to them in most contexts; is eager to please them. Places them above all else in his mind, including himself. Desperately never wants them to leave him, ever.
Deeply despises parental figures, and readily accuses them of being abusive. Automatically mistrusts them.
Abandonment complexes rule his fears. Possessive and broken. The only way to get genuine fear out of him.
Some stuff needs to be updated/tweaked, but this will serve for now.
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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Kolo (partner, object of interest) That's his BF! Fascinating and a good cause to dedicate himself to, all in one! Dij might have possessive and abandonment issues, but Kolo's isolation makes them all the easier to control! Also, Kolo is just a really interesting person, and he's worth the effort it took to befriend him, ten times over. He's saved Dij~
Peresekat (BFF) 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. Does this mean he thinks Pere is a real person? Haha, no.
Pyatiugolnik (oldest friend) 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. Still lowkey is jealous of him for being the better/more liked of the duo.
Trapetsiya (fuckbuddies) 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, but it's not much more intriguing than in passing.
Peshchani (fuckbuddies) 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. Sometimes Pesh does bring him new clothes, which is kinda fun.
Strela (toy) 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, and it's a good time-waster if nothing else. It's easy to fill time with just poking Strela.
Zvezda (friend) 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. Really, he's best in groups, where Dij doesn't have to babysit so much.
Juice (friend) 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. Kolo also won't tell him much about the other, which drives him even more nuts. He's so curious!
Zmeya (friend?) It's fun to prod Zmeya into hanging out with him, especially since it pisses off Genesis. Kinda sucks the guy's so meek, shy, and underwhelming, but that's to be expected, all things considered. Dont worry, Dij'll whip him up into shape in no time! And also rip Genesis out of his head and put the fucker to bed once and for all.
Shestiugolnik (rival) Dij's biggest challenger for his conquests and outreach. Sessy's allowed to keep campaigning, much to Dij's chagrin, but he keeps his irritation on the down-low. He can respect Sessy's hustle and energy, but doesn't think what he's doing is particularly impactful, and would love to be allowed to take over his Timelines. Grabby hands.
Pravougaonik (respect... somewhat) Prav is ballsy enough to challenge Dij near-constantly and is certainly a real person by Dij's standards - he can respect that attitude and the other's obvious perceptions and observations. But stars above is it really annoying to have a guy CONSTANTLY on his dick, cussing him out, arguing with him... ugh.
Kvadrat (eh) 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, refusing to record his Timelines, and never got back on the right foot. Plus he always backs up Prav's bitching, which makes it worse. And Dij is NOT just a rotated square 😒.
"Dijamant" comes from дијамант, which means "diamond" in Serbian.
Avoids whenever possible. Tries to diplomatically work his way through them instead. Not exactly the best "diplomat", but he's a god who can throw whatever you want at you until you stop, so it's fine, probably. Tries not to ruin reputation by beating up helpless mortals.
If pushed, 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. Can happily dispose of them afterwards, but usually leaves them alive, maybe brainwashed, a little broken. Whatever it is, they're certainly not going to be staging uprisings against him anytime soon.
Does have a small military under his command, as part of his Timeline conquests. Rarely, if ever, uses them, but they're good for intimidation so he'll roll up with them in his car.
Jumps to protect intimates. Doesn't ask questions. Kills aggressors. Comforts them afterwards.
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, sheer veil, and is made of the softest material in the world. Photos of himself, with his friends, hang on the walls.
Aesthetic is "casual luxury". Everything, by proxy of being made by Dij, is of the finest quality, truly fit for nobility. He doesn't notice - it's normal to him. And why settle for less, anyways?
House is very clean, very organized. Mindlessly sorts through belongings when alone. Mostly has furniture; very little embellishments or objects. There's a big library of books he collected, which has recently been expanded since he grew fond of Kolo.
Keeps pet cats and fish, but often neglects to name them.
Probably one of the most well-known Mags, right after Sessy. Three thousand Timelines remain under his control, and opinions on that control varies heavily amongst COR workers - from "well, they're not on fire, and it takes work off us" to "no Mag should be a dictator over such a wide swath of territory".
He's not violent or cruel enough to be openly disliked or moved against in any real fashion, but he is viewed in generally poor taste - you don't invoke Dij if you need help or want advice. And, to some degree, he can be reasoned with - appeal to his fascination or interests enough, and he'll generally obey.
Inside of his Timelines, it's a mixed bag. Again, he's not stomping about destroying shit and enforcing strict worship or anything, so he's not the worst godking to have, but he's also imposed his will and beliefs on millions of people. Criticism of him isn't banned or anything, so there's often essays and discussions about him and his leadership amongst his subordinates. He makes a big show of reading letters people send in.
Considered to be cold and smug; slightly alien, obviously unfamiliar and separated from mortals. He smiles often and tries to come off as personable, but he's not quite skilled in being likeable without Mag lovejuice. Most mortals would call him "disconcerting."
I'm great! Maybe not the best, but I know I'm good! Look at all these things I've done, all the help I've given to people: all the Timelines I've helped, and all the effort I put into encouraging people to grow and be real. Surely I'm great, then, because I'm selfless and generous, and those are the traits of great people.
I should look to the people I admire and idolize, like PyaKolo, to know how to act and what the traits of great people are. It's a shame I can't tell other people about my rhetoric and how much I love and respect Kolo, though, because I know that level of dedication just isn't smiled upon. But it's nothing new for me, to be keeping things mum.
Strongest sense is hearing; strongest taste is sweet
Used to play a lot of sports, until he got way too good and others stopped playing with him. Invites his organization's mortals to play instead, or magicks up competent competitors. Happy to play worse if it means he'll get to play against a Mag; usually plays ping pong with Ellipsa.
Writes poetry, most of which is abstract and freeform. Regularly gives books of poetry to Kolo, usually about their relationship. It's how they first bonded, so he's shy about sharing it with other people. Signs them all with a love note.
Magic: very good at combat magic, especially good at wide, sweeping attacks or alterations. Has a lot of magic and tosses it around regularly. Associated with twilight, nighttime, diamonds,, gemstones, waning moons, storm clouds, lightning, blue fire, nobility, wealth, and power.
Main weapon is a double-sided lance made out of his own magic, with both tips being shaped like massive diamonds.
Music: romantic, cheerful love songs. No preference for genre or anything, but leans towards male singers and upbeat music. Happy to listen to anything, though.
Stories: likes stories of people reconciling with old enemies, and enemies-to-lovers trope. Proper enemies-to-lovers, too - if the characters haven't almost killed each other at least twice, it doesn't count. Poor attention span for reading epics, so likes oneshots, short stories, and novellas.
Food: weird, but expensive shit. Not interested in cheap foreign food, but whatever the elites and nobility are eating. Loves giant banquets and loves throwing them even more.
Partners: sassy, hot bitches who aren't afraid to say no to him, but eventually melt under his persistence. Cute boys who will play-fight against him, but fall in love with him anyways. Wants to feel like he's "earned" them.
Dates: usually whatever his partner prefers - he's flexible - but if prompted, mostly just wants to sit and talk. About? Literally anything, as long as they can hold a conversation about it.
Animal: big fat lizards. Komodo dragons. Dragons, too.
Drink: generally,obscure, unusual, or fancy alcohols. Favorites include absinthe, cachaça, fernet, pulque, tej, malört... you get the idea.
Sweet: dessert crepes, sugary and full of fruit.
Season: Late Summer
Chore: anything you want, Kolo-babe!
Owns 3,509 Timelines still; he isn't allowed to collect more or induct people into his organization from outside of them. Has a group of Gladar-ascended officers personally picked by him to manage the organization/Timelines when he's off in Magtown.
Very hands-on, despite misinterpreting things. ("Dijamant, sir, we need more daylight for crops!" "Understood, here is a second sun")
Has "fucked" every Mag at least once, if you're using the term loosely. Absolutely flirted with all of them.
Struggles to interpret relationships and dynamics without Mag love juice; can't tell when mortals are crushing on him or fond of him or hate him, since it all blurs together to him. Mags, after all, love each other even when they fight.
The scarf is actually a small blanket Peresekat gave to him when they were young. Retained an affinity for blankets and now loves tucking people in and fluffing up their bedding for them.
Stop calling him the integral rhombus structure. He'll explode.
His favorite Rain World animal would be Red Lizards, and he'd enjoy playing Hunter the most. Associated karma level is the 8thand 2nd, achievement is The Dragon Slayer.