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Jörmungandr was the first Endbringer to appear, first showing up at the site of a Nuclear Silo, bringing the world into the reality that endbringers represent. Due to the lack of organized response, Jörmungandr's first 2 appearances caused massive ecological and economic damage, sending the world into a spiral of fear. Thankfully after the second time there was a more organized response and damage was able to be minimized, eventually resulting in dispatching the endbringer on its 4th appearance.
Appearance: Jörmungandr is a swirling series of white-grey snake coils constantly coiling in on itself in a giant sphere, with seemingly endless depths and amounts of coil resulting in its classical name. The snake coils were loosely put together, one being able to loosely see deeper within the sphere to see endless, shifting coils. Jörmungandr generally appeared as a bright point in space for several minutes before popping into appearance. When 'Driven Off' it discorporate, the main bulk of its body shrinking into a point of light and vanishing, leaving a umber of oddly colored, if mundane, snakes of various species behind.Abilities: Its scales are sharp enough and it spins fast enough to rip things it comes in contact with to shreds. The longer it remains in an area, the more "Poisoned" things become around it. People get cancer, grass and the environment starts to die. It can float through the air, speeding along rapidly.
In Jörmungandr's first appearance, they were a sphere roughly 10 meters in diameter, each individual coil about the diameter of an average snake. When they appeared the grass and small animals around them wilted and died almost immediately, and any fauna larger than a rabbit would begin to feel nauseous and ill, those of weaker stomachs vomiting or passing out. Many people died at the scene, developing rapidly worsening physical ailments. Notable was many cases of rapidly developing acute radiation poisoning. Those closest to the nuclear facility were later discovered as mush as radiation had essentially turned their bodies to puree. The cutting ability of the snakes were roughly comparable to that of a woodchipper, shredding things they came in contact with. The environment around its first appearance was devastated, with mass ecological die-offs essentially crippling the area. The area is lifeless scar for decades despite any attempts to prevent this, and those who stay in the area for any length of time find themselves slowly sickening of various unrelated illnesses.
In their second appearance the snake coils were roughly 1 foot in diameter, swirling at a noticeably faster speed. Jörmungandr itself was roughly 15 meters in diameter. was Contact with it would be roughly the same effect as the first time but followed shortly by death as victims who came in contact seemed to be afflicted by various illnesses and ailments, such as extremely rapidly advancing cancer, rapidly oncoming prion diseases and etcetera. Victims would survive for several minutes, but would be driven insane by their variety of illnesses, lashing out wildly at nearby people. Some of those nearby developed rapid physical ailments such as cancer and osteoporosis and more exotic illnesses. Some however developed seemingly no physical ailments. Some simply became increasingly mad, lashing out at their fellows or working in conjunction with the snake. Roughly 1/3 of the people were seemingly unaffected at all, maybe with minor personality changes. Many of those seemingly unchanged were later discovered to have developed various complexes, mostly trending towards sociopathic and psychopathic tendencies. Many became serial killers and villains of worsening repute. The city became a hub for murder, and at times afterwards reached some of the highest homicide rates, especially for capes in the world. This eventually died down. The local lake had massive algal growths and die-offs over time, resulting in it growing shallower and life in it dying off in droves. eventually it became so polluted with chemicals from these algal growths that it essentially became a toxic pool, poisoning the area around it.
In their third appearance the serpents were roughly 2 feet in diameter, with Jörmungandr approaching 25 meters in diameter. its coils begin to easily shred and rend even brute-rated capes on touch. Those approaching within 20 meters die shortly of rapidly advancing ailments or quickly succumbing to its mental ailments, working for Jörmungandr or simply going insane. It is notable that this time the ailments seemed to be generally targeting the weaknesses of the target. Brute-rated capes tended to have more mental ailments as a trend while thinkers and those with more resilient minds tended towards physical ailments. The spread of sociopathic ailments seemed to target random people but due to recognition of the issue from last time, it was more effectively treated and dealt with, resulting in less overall long-term issues in terms of people. The local environment was still devastated though, though not to the extent of other incidents due to more efficient and effective techniques to deal with the Endbringer.
In their fourth and final appearance, each individual snake was roughly a meter in diameter with the endbringer nearing 50 meters in diameter in total. While no susceptible capes entered into melee, Jörmungandr was observed drilling into the ground and through the bedrock with ease, so its shredding capabilities were notably powerful. Due to highly effective tactics from coordinating teams, groups of capes were rotated out so they could not stay with enough time to develop significant ailments, except for those that were able to resist its abilities. However the environment was effectively ruined, massive grass die-offs and devastation of local wildlife. Many people died. Notable was massive spikes in rates of depression and other such long-term mental decline in the area. Rates of helpfulness and kindness in local populations and in the capes that attended the fight dropped markedly, almost as if the society and their minds were subtly poisoned. However Jörmungandr was dispatched fairly quickly, and more long-term damage was not done.