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The Elder Council, also known as The Powers That Be, was created by Maleldil in response to the discovery that the Archdemons were influencing events in the material planes. It includes many eldila and ascended spirits who protected innocent beings in their original lives. The Council selects agents and lieutenants to oppose the Archdemons and their followers.

Communication with the various universes is primarily done through either ascended spirits or lesser eldila that assume the form of the species that they are contacting. Sometimes special individuals will be chosen as Oracles to offer prophetic advice.

Occasionally, the Elder Council will monitor young children that they think have potential to join the fight against the Archdemons' forces. They will routinely place agents, usually uplifted animals or living toys, to watch them and protect them from harm. Signs of a potential agent include genius-level intelligence, latent psychic abilities, and an innate desire to help others. On most worlds, the minimum recruitment age for humans has been fourteen or fifteen years, but some exceptions have been made.

Although they consider themselves on the side of freedom and justice, they have been willing to kill millions if they believe that do so was for the greater good. Due to the extremity of some of their actions, not every civilization is willing to side with them and some have accused them of being almost as bad as the Archdemons in their tendency to see most species as pawns in their multiversal war.

Initially, Maleldil was the leader of the Elder Council, but he was eventually replaced by Metatron. After the Revolt in Heaven, Xaphania became leader.

Notable Members of the Elder CouncilEdit

  • Amaterasu
  • Arceus
  • Aslan
  • Bahamut
  • Gabriel
  • Michael
  • Nodens
  • Primus
  • Rao
  • Ulthar
  • Xaphania

Notable Agents of the Elder CouncilEdit

  • The Aesir and Vanir
  • Captain America
  • Angel Investigations
  • The Avatar
  • The Blue Fairy
  • Dave Bowman
  • Dr. Emmett Brown
  • Professor Trevor Bruttenholm
  • John Carter
  • Randolph Carter
  • Princess Celestia
  • John Connor
  • John Constantine
  • The Doctor
  • Harry Dresden
  • Albus Dumbledore
  • Daniel Fenton
  • Finn and Jake
  • Gandalf
  • Glinda the Good
  • Goliath's clan
  • The Guardians of Childhood
  • The Halliwell sisters
  • Integra Hellsing
  • He-Man
  • The Jedi Order
  • Professor Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr.
  • The Justice League
  • King Kai
  • Merlin
  • Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy
  • MI6
  • Mystery Inc.
  • Hiro Nakamura
  • The Nibblonians
  • R. Daniel Olivaw
  • The Olympians
  • Optimus Prime
  • The OWCA
  • Matt Parkman
  • The Plumbers
  • Peter Petrelli
  • Harry Potter
  • The Power Rangers
  • Rafiki
  • Rex Salazar
  • Dr. James Clarke Savage, Jr.
  • The Sailor Scouts
  • Splinter
  • Starfleet Command
  • The Stark family
  • Buffy Summers
  • Tony Stark
  • Team Possible
  • Professor Utonium
  • The Valar
  • Professor Charles Xavier
  • The Watchers
  • Yen Sid
  • The Z Fighters