How deep is the Abyss in Made in Abyss?

How deep is the Abyss in Made in Abyss

Made in Abyss is well renowned among the dark/adventure genre fans for being one of the best, darkest, and most unforgiving worlds out there. However, newcomers to this series always seem to wonder, How deep is the Abyss in Made in Abyss? Let’s find out.

Topology and Characteristics

The Abyss is a ginormous almost-cylindrical pit with a diameter of 1000 meters and a depth of at least 20,00 meters.

The deep-running pit of mystery stands as a self-sustaining ecosystem that spans across several layers, with its own intrinsic flora, fauna, and natural phenomena.

Layers Of The Abyss

  • The Abyss is divided into seven layers. Each of these layers has its distinct topography and is populated by a vibrant variety of life forms.
  • The deeper one goes, the stronger they’d feel the Strains of Ascension, a phenomenon that invokes various bizarre symptoms within a Delver, should they try to ascend.
How deep is the Abyss in Made in Abyss
The first three layers of the Abyss, Courtesy of Made In Abyss Wiki

1st Layer: Edge of the Abyss

  • Depth: 0–1,350 meters
  • Strain of Ascent: Nausea and minor dizziness

As the layer that is closest to the surface and the town of Orth, this is considered to be the safest layer filled with mostly harmless and easy-to-deal-with kind of creatures. The rest of the Abyss makes this layer look like paradise in comparison.

2nd Layer: Forest of Temptation

  • Depth: 1,350–2,600 meters
  • Strain of Ascent: Heavy nausea, limb numbness, and headaches

Things start to get dangerous from here on out, but still pretty mild when compared to the rest of the Abyss. The topology is of a Tropical Rainforest, and this layer hosts the first set of truly dangerous fauna, alongside huge vegetation.

3rd Layer: Great Fault

  • Depth: 2,600–7,000 meters
  • Strain of Ascent: The above effects and visual and auditory hallucinations combined with Vertigo

This layer is marked by a 4-km-long vertical cliff and a large cave network around the main shaft.

The layer is also populated by several aerial predators and is considered to be one of the most difficult hurdles to navigate across in the Abyss.

The two layers in the middle of the Abyss, Courtesy of Made In Abyss Wiki

4th Layer: The Goblets of Giants

  • Depth: 7,000–12,000 meters
  • Strain of Ascent: Extreme full-body pain and bleeding out of every orifice

This layer is an enigmatic one, even for The Abyss. It’s filled with ginormous concave discs that collect water content from the air, hence the name.

The 4th layer is one of the most beautiful places in The Abyss but is also the home of diabolical predatory beasts.

5th Layer: Sea of Corpses

  • Depth: 12,000–13,000 meters
  • Strain of Ascent: Self-harm due to confusion and total sensory deprivation

This unique layer is a bizarre kind of sea as the name suggests, and one that is filled with monsters.

It is the thinnest layer in the Abyss, but is also the widest, being several times wider than the town of Orth. One cannot return alive and sane beyond this layer.

The final two layers of the Abyss, Courtesy of Made In Abyss Wiki

6th Layer: The Capital of the Unreturned

  • Depth: 13,000–15,500 meters
  • Strain of Ascent: Death or loss of humanity, in special cases, The Blessing

This layer is the last dive of every White Whistle, the highest ranking Delvers. According to in-world rumors, one can find the ruins of a majestic Golden City beyond this point.

All logic gets thrown out the window at this point and the dangers that lurk here are beyond the comprehending capacity of normal humans.

7th Layer: The Final Maelstrom

  • Depth: 15,500–????? meters
  • Strain of Ascent: Certain Death

The 7th layer still remains largely uncharted due to the severe lack of intel on it. Mail Balloons cannot reach the surface from this point, so all available information is just based on word of mouth and has become an amalgamation of truths, myths, and legends.

Mysterious creatures called ‘Gatekeepers’ populate the path to the bottom of the Abyss.

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