The Desired God is the will of humanity's collective consciousness manifested, owing its origins to the species' longing for transcendental reasons regarding its existence:
During Griffith's Eclipse, the Idea of Evil brings the White Hawk to its abyssal core to converse with him. The Desired God reveals to Griffith that it is responsible for the man he is, having cultivated his lineage and the context which led to his audience with it. It reassures Griffith that whether his actions bring suffering or salvation, they will prove suitable for mankind regardless, as they are ultimately desired. It then allows Griffith to use the power of the emotions in the Abyss to change his form for his task, thus giving birth to the fifth God Hand angel Femto.
- Flora mentions that the God Hand are "executors of the will of something lurking in the distant Abyss".
- Episode 83, the "Lost Episode" in which the Idea of Evil debuts, was purposefully excluded from tankōbon format, as Miura felt the appearance of "god" would limit the story's range. Miura is undecided on whether or not he will feature the Idea of Evil in the manga again, though he has never explicitly denied its canonicity, even when asked.