|“||It's all about power. Grabbing it, keeping it, using it. Power is our currency. Our DNA. Our god. We control the world. We provide the blueprint and we give the instructions. We're the people in grainy photos on grassy knolls. We're the shadowy faces in smoky back rooms and darkened board rooms. We're right here, hiding in plain sight, buying and selling favors. Blackmail, treason, deceit, these are our stock and trade. We work the magic of the drunken evenings with senators and chiefs of staff. We shake down demons and negotiate with sorcerers. We have stocks in hell, and compromising photos of angels. We use any means necessary regardless of the cost because the world is a bad place, and you can either do or get done. We're the Illuminati, and we're not done.||„|
|~ The Illuminati|
The Illuminati is a secret society but they were secret only to protect themselves from persecution by the Roman Catholic church. It is an extremely powerful organization that is comprised of very intelligent and respected scientists, philosophers, and logical thinkers; many members are even said to dabble in mystical and dark properties like magic which further strengthens some tales of the Illuminati having an occult branch in their organization, which may be the Brujería. Moreover, the Illuminati are shown to be more than capable of being quite a difficult challenge for other powerhouses like the Global Occult Coalition and the Federal Bureau of Control.
While the true origins of the Illuminati are a mystery, it is believed that the original Illuminati group was founded in Bavaria in the 18th century by Adam Weishaupt, an anti-clerical professor who wanted to limit the interference of the Church in public life. He based his secret society on the Freemasons, with a hierarchy and mysterious rituals, and named it the Order of Illuminati to reflect the enlightened ideals of its educated members. The Illuminati was stamped out by a government crackdown on secret societies in the late 1780s, but rumors that it continued to survive as an underground organization have persisted into the modern day.
However, it is revealed that the Bavarian Illuminati that was founded by Adam was actually a decoy to draw attention away from the true Illuminati whose existence is said to stretch all the way back to ancient Egypt. The true Illuminati was created by Lucifer himself during ancient Egypt, having guided these humans that would become the original members into bringing about a new world that would not be under the sway of fate or destiny. Overtime, their numbers grew and their influence expanded to the point where they not only infiltrated the Roman Empire but also used its power across other nations for their own personal benefits.
They have faced many obstacles as well such as Prodigium, who warred against secretly beneath the notice of higher powers all throughout Europe. The resulting battles and wars would push them back at times but they always managed to take several steps head. During the years of the modern age, the Illuminati secretly rejoined and became the society that they are known to be now. A group that want to create a one world government, or New World Order, with themselves in charge. The Illuminati are generally comprised of people who are well known in the public such as celebrities, politicians, democrats, capitalists, scientists and even cultists. And as a result, they are well endowed in the study of the occult and science. They will kill anyone, anywhere, at any time to get what they need and to ensure their plans are unknown to the public, and for them to be regarded as a myth rather than real.
They are revealed to be the key players into unleashing Lucifer from his Tomb, having manipulated and influenced certain groups or individuals to move them about and commit certain acts onto the world in order to free him at the promise of a New World Order. Without question, the Illuminati have been regarded as the ultimate antagonists for even in defeat the aftermath of their actions still caused significant problems for the many paramilitary powers on Earth. Their actions and threat upon human society have led to the organizations that were roped into their machinations to band together as one unit, which became the Dark Knight Initiative.
The Illuminati are infiltrators as they have infested and gained power over numerous companies, industries, and organizations. According to John Constantine there was no powerful organization on Earth that they could not penetrate, including the Vatican itself. The music industry, film industry, pharmaceutical (legal industry), medical industry, technology, colleges, banking institutions, Wall Street and the Political System are all under their control. Their symbol is even on the world's currency as well as ancient biblical, alchemical, and philosophical documents and manuscripts.
The group achieved a tight control of the world's economy through the international bankers and hope to use this to subject and steer the world's economy and power to whichever direction they desire. They are acclaimed to have used Karl Marx's manifesto and Karl Ritter's antithesis towards brainwashing and initiating an opposing division of the human race with the aim of facilitating destruction of each other through opposition and wars.
Most of the major wars and economic depressions/recessions of the past 100 years were carefully planned out by the Illuminati. Some of these include: The Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, The Great Depression, the Rise of Nazi Germany, Korean War, Vietnam War, 1991 Gulf War and French Revolution. The Illuminati are said to be currently orchestrating the events that will lead to the third World War. This in turn will finally usher in the utopia that they desire and the One World Government that they have been aiming to achieve for hundreds of years.
- The Shepherd (Head of the Illuminati)
- Feitan Porter
- Franklin Bordeau
- Harley Citrabon
- Macey Komacine
- Bi Han
- Siobhan Smythe
- Steven Armstrong
- Sebastian Shaw
- Ladd Russo
- Ezekiel Stane
- Clarice Ferguson
- Victor Creed
- James Madrox
- Herman Carter
- Esme and Irma