The war with Bahamut is an event that occurred 2,000 years prior to Bahamut's revival.
Although it is unknown where or how Bahamut appears or how it is defeated each time, the encounter with Bahamut two thousand years ago is remembered by the gods and demons.
Gods, demons and humans unite to try to combat the raging dragon. Some choose to eventually retreat while others fight on courageously. One of Bahamut's talons comes off and strikes a nearby dragon in the foot, causing him to be sent to an alternate dimension.
Ruler of the Gods Zeus and Demon King Satan decide to sacrifice themselves to seal Bahamut away. The two jointly attack Bahamut and transform themselves into a pair of keys, known as the God Key and Demon Key. Those witnessing the battle stand in awe.
The Dragon Village Elder offers to take gods who survived the battle back to their land in the sky. It is unknown who specifically survived or died during the conflict.
Bahamut remained imprisoned for 2,000 years.
Zeus was succeeded as the leader of the gods by Gabriel, while Satan was succeeded as the leader of the demons (presumably) by Lucifer, although Cerberus claimed there was an ongoing succession struggle as a result of Satan's absence.
In the meantime, communication between the gods and humans dwindled over time and hostilities never waned between the gods and demons, and demons continued to harass humans as seen during one incident. Conflict between the three species paved way for a sorcerer, Gilles de Rais, to plot Bahamut's return by manipulating the three species and turning them against each other.
Gilles' plan would ultimately succeed through the use of a hybrid named Amira, who absorbed both keys and fused with Bahamut. This fusion was permanent and there was no way for Zeus and Satan to be revived since prior to this the two had simply been "resting in peace." The seal used to lock Bahamut away could not be remade either.
Jeanne d'Arc, a saint chosen by Michael to be the vessel of the gods, hoped to become this prophesied knight, although fate had planned a very different course for her. The prophesy instead spoke of an ordinary bounty hunter, who began receiving visions of Bahamut shortly before the dragon's revival.
- This particular event sets the story for Genesis. Had the war ended even slightly different then many of the events in Genesis would not have occurred.
|Genesis||Bahamut's revival • Jeanne d'Arc's execution • The war with Bahamut • Theft of the Jewels|
|Virgin Soul||Bahamut's third return • Charioce XVII vs gods and demons • Charioce XVII's war with the gods • Enslavement of the demons • Murder of El／Mugaro • Plot to Steal the Bracelet|