|“||My Stand can look at people's souls. It doesn't matter who they are, their souls don't lie.||”|
—Telence, Chapter 236
Atum resembles a humanoid robot with Telence's athletic build, and, in a similar nature to The World and Cream, is decorated with heart motifs on its body. On its face are Telence's initials, along with what appears to resemble a breathing apparatus. The apparatus has two nozzles that periodically spray out steam.
In both the colored manga and anime, it is presented as having a white body with purple/pink hearts decorations and black articulations.
This Stand represents the Egyptian deity AtumW.
Atum is, like Osiris, a threatening Stand to face because of its ability to steal souls and read minds. However, it is held back by Telence's over-reliance on its power. Thus, its user was easily defeated by Joseph and Jotaro.
Stolen souls are place inside dolls, specially-made by Telence himself, and he, too, is free to gamble and release the souls under his control.
Like Osiris, the victims must pledge their souls first, but Atum is subtle enough to partially grab hold of the soul from someone taken by surprise. In one instance, it was able to grip Jotaro's soul without being able to steal it when Telence guessed a punch correctly. In theory, Atum is then free to attack the associated body part but was never seen doing so.. This attack is manifested by Atum detaching it’s hand and latching onto the target body part of his victim. It is unknown what the range is for this technique.
Like his brother’s Stand, mentally giving up will trigger it’s abilities just as an out and out loss, and Terence himself is not immune to his Stand’s own rules. Unlike his brother’s Stand, losing does not release all the souls in Telence’s collection.
Binary Soul Reading
Atum's second ability enables Telence to read souls.
In effect, he psychically asks a nearby person's souls a yes or no question which the soul is obliged to answer, unbeknownst to the one being read, allowing Telence to secretly guess someone's intent.
Atum visualizes a person as if through an infrared detector when reading souls and if the person lies, the color of their aura changes, allowing him to determine that they are lying. When Atum detects a "Yes", the subject's aura flares up; when it detects a "No", the subject's aura points vertically. Telence is also free to examine several people at once although he may forget about them.
Chapters / Episodes
Chapters in order of appearance
Episodes in order of appearance
- The noise Atum produces in the anime reappears in Golden Wind as a motif in the theme of Purple Haze and Pannacotta Fugo.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Chapter 229, D'Arby the Player (3)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Chapter 237, D'Arby the Player (11)
- ↑ Chapter 235, D'Arby the Player (9)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Chapter 236, D'Arby the Player (10)
- ↑ Chapter 236: D'Arby the Player (10) p.10
- ↑ Chapter 237: D'Arby the Player (11) p.9