|“||You know how the older you get, and the more you experience, the broader your sight becomes? If you live a thousand years, a million, over a billion… longer than you can even remember…
– Agni to Leez
Insight shows what is hidden. It is a transcendental skill (see Note below) that reveals to the user the emotions and thoughts of a target, the target's past or future, or a sura's non-transformable body parts (which shine brightly) in their human form.
It is not a passive skill, so the user has to decide to read a target. If a user attempts to view a target's emotions, they could occasionally view a glimpse of their past or future in a fantasy-like setting; it cannot be controlled. The user must be experienced in this skill, and if the target is of a similar age to or older than the user (such as a nastika-level sura), the skill does not work. But even if the user is unable to view a nastika's emotions, they can still recognize their sura body parts.
- With the exception of Yuta, the user must make and maintain eye contact for the skill to work, assuming the target is younger than the user.
- Any future revealed by insight is not predetermined and can potentially change, as evidenced by God Kubera's insights on Leez.
- Information obtained through the use of insight cannot be retrieved a second time through insight, only orally or in writing.
- Vishnu is capable of seeing all paths of the future at any time, although doing so is believed to have affected his mind.
- Little is known of Kali's insight. In the finite, she is mentioned to have insight similar to Vishnu. Gandharva also revealed that Vishnu and Kali did not have ordinary insight. Kali actively lies about the information she gains to further her own goals; Vishnu is later revealed to lie for his own gain as well.
- Yuta's insight allows him to read the thoughts of anyone younger than him even without eye contact. It is possible that he can also see pasts/futures.
- The true extent of Taraka's insight is not clear. Yuta claims that the information she gets is distorted, but Agni has stated that her insight skill is exceptional. Yuta's point of view is likely due to the fact that he sometimes erases unpleasant things from his memory, so his claim is unreliable as a result.
Knowledge of insight is unknown to humans unless a god has revealed it to someone directly. The following humans are aware it exists:
- Asha Rahiro learns of it from Vishnu when he visits her on Carte in the year N5.
- Kasak Rajof knows of it, as well as the fact that he possesses information that cannot be retrieved by insight a second time. It is strongly implied that he learned about it from Vishnu, who spent time with him when he was a child.
- Claude Yui reveals to Chandra that he knows about insight, but does not reveal which god told him.
- Agni describes insight to Leez Haias simply as the broad perspective of someone who has lived a very long time and experienced many things.
- Currygom admitted in the Episode 32 afterword that she only listed insight among Agni's transcendentals so that she could publish his list of transcendentals. (Her personal rule for releasing a character's transcendentals list is that there has to be at least five, and Agni had only four at the time.) She was vague as to whether or not insight was an actual transcendental.
List of uses of insight in Kubera
(table is still incomplete)
|User||Target||T/P/F||Episode #||quick description|
|Agni||Leez||future||1-08||Leez says she fights because she has to "protect this name"|
|Agni||Asha||unknown||1-10||Agni only sees a mysterious red X|
|God Kubera||Leez||future||1-34||Leez telling him that she regrets not dying the day she met him|
|God Kubera||Leez||future||1-35||Future Leez tells him that when he used insight on her, he didn't see what was really important; if he did, he wouldn't have given her the choice|
|Agni||Maruna||past||1-81||Maruna forgets to close his eyes against Agni, who learns that the sura are conducting a search related to the power of names|
|Agni||Brilith||thoughts||1-84||he reads her thoughts about her new mage outfit|
|God Kubera||Leez||future||1-87||he tells her that if she chooses to live, she'll regret it, accompanied by an image of future Leez holding her head and crying|
|God Kubera||Leez||future||1-87||Future Leez tells him to get lost, or she'll kill him; she addresses him in this insight differently from the previous ones|
|Taraka||Leez||future||1-98||Taraka sees future Leez alone, fighting vast armies of suras and crying; she also sees 3rd-stage Yuta attacking adult Leez with the Sword of Return|
|God Kubera||Leez||future||2- 45||when she asks him if he likes her, he sees a glimpse of future Leez next to her|
|Agni||Leez||future||2- 66||he sees an extended version of the insight from 1-08; to cheer her up, he tells her that there will be someone who stays with her "until the very end", with the image of an unidentified hand reaching out to take future Leez's hand|
|Yuta||Asha||thoughts||2- 96||he reads her thoughts when he visits her at the Temple of Earth|
|Yuta||multiple||thoughts||2-100||he reads the thoughts of the crowd of people after he eats Leez's face|
|Yuta||upani||thoughts||2-105||he hears the thoughts of a hidden Ananta upani|
|Yuta||Leez||thoughts||2-110||as he watches her practice bhavati kubera, his eyes turn teal and he hears her think that she will not like it if he keeps stopping her.|
|Yuta||Leez||future||2-110||after he complies with her request to stay put, his eyes turn teal again and he sees an older Leez say that she really likes him|
|Yuta||Leez||thoughts||2-140||he reads her thoughts|
|Agni||Brilith||thoughts||2-141||he reads her thoughts|
- Kubera, Season 1 Episode 9: The Queen and the Bum (4)
- Currygom's blog, Season 1 Episode 16: The Sorrow of Loss (5)
- Kubera, Season 1 Episode 87: The Power of the Name (4)
- Kubera, Season 1 Episode 100: Lies for You (12)
- Kubera, Season 2 Episode 23: Caution (3)
- Kubera, Season 2 Episode 109: Last Resort (3)
- Kubera, Season 2 Episode 110: Last Resort (4)
- Kubera, Season 1 Episode 98: Lies for You (10)
- Kubera, Season 2 Episode 83: The Good (3)
- Kubera, Season 2 Episode 157: Your Justice and Mine (23)
- Kubera, Season 2 Episode 177: Asha (4)
- Currygom's blog, Season 1 Episode 32: The Golden Knight (6)