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Abaddon

Alice

Alice is a minor character appearing in the Shin Megami Tensei series. A young girl possessing formidable magic powers, she is taken care of by her 'uncles', the Count in Red and the Baron in Black, of which both care for her deeply.

  • Alice Allusion
    • The Shin Megami Tensei Alice shares many physical similarities with the character, most notably the blue dress and the blond hair. Also, her signature move "Die For Me!" seems to draw inspiration from the book. Furthermore, her Shin Megami Tensei: IMAGINE attack, "Mad Tea Party", takes further inspiration from the book as it references the chapter in which the protagonist met the Mad Hatter and March Hare.
    • In Strange Journey, Alice desires to catch the Hare of Inaba in the Ex Mission "Catch That Rabbit". For extra points, it involves falling down several holes.
  • Back From the Dead
  • Bonus Boss
    • In Shin Megami Tensei II, Alice can be fought should Aleph manage to find a distinct gold chest in the factory near Betelguese's lair. Upon reaching the Gold Chest, Alice appears and asks Aleph whether she can keep the treasure. Should Aleph answer no, Alice attacks Aleph. Defeating her awards players with one of the five strongest weapons of the game.
    • Alice appears as a secret demon in Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army. In order to summon her, Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV must first hear a rumor from the blond girl in the Shin-Sekai Soda Joint describing telephone booths around the capital. He then must check the public phone in Tsukudo-Cho near the shrine with a Belial in the party. Next, he must check the phone in Harumi-Cho with a Nebiros in the party. Finally, with both demons in party, Raidou must answer the phone in Ginza-Cho, which will call Alice up from Hell. If Raidou defeats her, he can then summon her by fusing Raja Naga and Jack Frost.
    • Alice appears as a Case File boss for the Chaos-Alignment exclusive "One Girl's Happiness" case in Raidou Kuzunoha VS King Abaddon. First, Raidou must complete the two "My Wish" cases. Later, a request from "Uncle Red and Uncle Black" will appear in the Case Files section. They have lost Alice and come to Raidou for help finding her. Raidou must then speak to two girls by the Tamoten Shrine in Tsukudo-Cho. According to them, there's a rumor that a blue-eyed foreign girl lingers in the back stall of a bathroom in their school. The girl will ask a person if they will be her friend, and if somebody agrees then she will kill them. The girl who explains the rumor reveals that she said no and that the girl is still haunting her. Alice will then appear and pose the same question to Raidou. Regardless of the answer, a battle will initiate.
    • Alice can be summoned in Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey after the MC finishes the Ex-Mission "Catch that Rabbit" in Sector Fornax and after reaching Level 39 with the Fiend Converter. Originally, she posts the mission herself to ensure the capture of the "rabbit", upon which the MC pursues the rabbit across several holes until cornered. Once this happens, Alice, if allowed, will begin brutalizing the rabbit until stopped by the protagonist and confronted. Upon defeat, she will fade away.
    • In Devil Survivor 2 she is the ultimate boss who can only be fought during a New Game+ and once all other bonus bosses have been defeated. She is also accompaned by Belial and Nebiros in the fight.
    • During the Snow Queen Quest in P 1 P, at Devil's Peak, Alice can be found as a boss-strength random encounter. She's level 99, strong to everything and has 999 HP. You can't run, negotiate, or recruit her. Beating her nets you quite the sum of XP. though.
  • But Thou Must!: When the Protagonist confronts Alice in Shin Megami Tensei I, she questions if the Protagonist would "die for her" and join the citizens of Roppongi. Should the Protagonist decline, he is forced to fight both Belial and Nebiros in separate battles. Alternatively, even should the Protagonist agree, he will not die, bemusing Alice and forcing them to fight both Belial and Nebiros.
  • Came Back Wrong: Very much so. She was once just a normal human, you see. Now she spends her days befriending everyone who will take the time to chat with her for a while... before brutally having them killed by Wonderland's soldiers and her obscenely overpowered magic.
    • The Hare of Inaba explains it best in Strange Journey: the Fiend you keep on fighting throughout the games is very likely not even the real Alice, but rather, her memory, born of the magics that rendered the original insane and very likely killed her. This is what caused the rather twisted form of reincarnation, as mentioned above. And the worst part? The demons gave her that magic because they loved her. They wanted her to be forever young, forever happy. Talk about Hoist by His Own Petard...
  • Catch Phrase: "Could you die for me, please?" which is the origin of her Signature Move "Die For Me!".
  • Composite Character: While the Lewis Carroll references are abundant, there's also a Scandinavian myth of a girl named Alice that died when she was young, became a spirit, and was driven insane from her extreme magical power. The myth was used to scare children into behaving, or else Alice would kill them at night so that she could be "friends" with them. Her actions in the first Shin Megami Tensei are an allusion to this myth, and her compendium entry in Strange Journey seem to suggest that she could be a reference to one or the other.
    • The Mad Hatter and a demon based on the White Rabbit called Clock Rabbit have appeared within the Devil Children games. With Alice and Clock Rabbit appearing in Devil Children White. Making it possible that she could possibly be both.
  • Creepy Child: Her innocence, her powers and her sadism really don't mix well.
  • Creepy Doll: In Shin Megami Tensei II she's shown holding dolls resembling the Red Count and the Black Baron, two important characters from Shin Megami Tensei I.
  • Cute Ghost Girl
  • Dark Magical Girl: For all her cuteness, she's still a powerful Fiend and often ranks high in Lovers and Death Arcanas.
  • Did We Just Have Tea with Cthulhu?: Alice had befriended Nebiros and Belial since she was an ordinary mortal girl.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita
  • Give Me Your Inventory Item: In Shin Megami Tensei I, she asks the protagonist to give her a Hiranya.
  • Has Two "Uncles": Nebiros and Belial
  • Fate Worse Than Death: Becoming her "friend"...
  • Humanoid Abomination: She looks like a little girl. Doesn't mean she is, though.
  • Life Drain: In Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey, Life Drain was one of her starter attacks. Then, in Devil Survivor 2, she has Vitality Drain, which allows her to siphon HP from nearby enemies. And Die For Me! now works like this - except it now devours all of her opponents' HP and MP!
  • Little Miss Badass: You will die if you decide to get cocky with her.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: She's cheerfully oblivious to the horrors she causes.
  • Night of the Living Mooks: In the Raidou Kuzunoha games, her battles have her continuously summoning undead monsters. And then you realize what happens to "her friends"...
  • Original Generation: A Mon who doesn't come from any existing mythology (though see Composite Character above).
  • Raised By Demons
  • Reincarnation: In Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey, the Hare Of Inaba notes both he and Alice were nothing but memories doomed to forever wander, repeating the cycle of pain and death endlessly, until the Protagonist defeated Alice and allowed both the Hare and Alice to move on.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: After the battle with her in Raidou Kuzunoha VS King Abaddon, Belial and Nebiros will appear and trap Alice's soul in a Staff of Death. They then give Raidou the Staff of Death asking him to revive Alice through fusion.
  • Signature Move: "Die For Me!", the strongest Curse/Mudo-based skill in the Megaten series. She summons armies of corrupted Wonderland soldiers to skewer her enemies from the sky.
  • Yandere: If you value your life, have no compunctions about destroying her. The results of failing to do so have already been amply exposed. On the other hand, be ready to deal with Belial and Nebiros if you do. The results of failing to do so are even worse. Except in Devil Survivor 2 where they leave after her death.

Ashura-Oh/Asura/Vairocana/Ahura Mazda/Asherah

Originally Gods of Light. They were demonized and became Asuras thanks to YHVH. Though it might seem like they are all the same demon they are in fact a group of demons that share the same name. With each one having a different true form.

Astaroth/Ishtar

Astaroth is one of Lucifer's generals, who is actually the goddess Ishtar forcibly turned into a demon by YHVH.

  • Blade on a Stick: Astaroth
  • Bare Your Midriff: Ishtar
  • Chekhov's Gunman: In Raidou Kuzunoha VS King Abaddon, Astaroth first appears after you defeat Inugami at Dark Tsukudo-cho mentioning he would like to challenge you to a battle in the future. In the Law and Neutral alignment Astaroth challenges you a battle near the end of the game, while he'll simply join you if your alignment is Chaos. If your alignment is Neutral or Chaos you will be able to fuse him after his second appearance.
  • Cool Mask: Astaroth
  • Composite Character: The result of a forcible fusion of Ishtar and her northern Semitic counterpart, Astarte.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Ishtar and Astaroth
  • Fetch Quest: In Chaos route of Shin Megami Tensei I, after locating the throne room of Asura in the last floor basement, the hero will need to go back to Astaroth's room, where he will give him the "Wings of Astaroth"--a valuable item needed so Asura can forge the "Devil Ring" and the fight against Michael and his followers become available.
  • Fiery Redhead: As Astaroth in Shin Megami Tensei and as Trisha in Catherine.
  • Funny Afro: As Trisha in Catherine.
  • Fusion Dance: According to Ishtar in Shin Megami Tensei II, YHVH forced Ishtar and Astarte to merge and become Astaroth before Shin Megami Tensei I.
  • Gender Bender:
    • Ishtar (female)->Astaroth (male)
    • As Astaroth in Catherine
  • Horse of a Different Color: Astaroth rides on a snake.
  • Morphic Resonance: When Astaroth disguises himself as Louis Cypher in Shin Megami Tensei II, his hair remains red.
  • Skippable Boss: In Shin Megami Tensei I, He appears defending the third floor basement if you are in the Law or Neutral paths, saying that "there's nothing more pitiful that the man who discards his individuality to willingly become a slave" (refering to the protagonist) before engaging the player in battle if he's not chaos alligned. This fight, however, is entire optional, as the player can choose to just take the stairs towards the next floor without having to enter Astaroth's room. After his defeat, he express his desire to regain the form of goddess Ishtar.
  • She's Got Legs: Ishtar
  • Winged Humanoid: Astaroth

Beelzebub/Baal Zebul/Belzaboul

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Beelzebub, also known by his human avatar form Baal Zebul, is a powerful and high-ranking demon; he is the right-hand man of Lucifer.

  • Ambiguously Brown: Takajo Zett
  • Amazing Technicolor Population
  • Attractive Bent Gender: Majin Tensei II where Beelzebub appears as a woman wearing dominatrix gear.
  • Big Bad: Devil Children Red/Black
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: His One-Winged Angel form.
  • Bonus Boss
    • Late in Shin Megami Tensei I, Louis Cypher sends the Protagonist over to talk to him. Should the Protagonist follow the Law or Neutral alignment paths, Beelzebub will engage the Protagonist in battle.
    • Beelzebub appears as an optional boss in Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner. Unlike other optional bosses, the party is required to fight him twice before killing him for good. Defeating Beelzebub's fly-form will grant the ammo Magatama and the item "Tyrant's Skull", which unlocks the High Priest Mantra, granting the access to several of Beelzebub's skillsets. Players will also net the Karma Ring which protects the wearer from Dark-based attacks, which can be equipped in the sequel.
    • Shin Megami Tensei II: Beelzebub appears in Castle Kether in the Abyss. He is a voluntary challenge; if you walk into his chamber, he will challenge you and you may decline and even come back later. You don't need to fight him to complete the game - he can be skipped entirely.
    • Nocturne: Beelzebub appears only in the updated release and only if Hito-Shura accepts the old man's request of retrieving all of the stolen Candelabra, Hito-Shura can face Beelzebub in the Fourth Kalpa of the Labyrinth of Amala, in Hell's Hall.
    • Beelzebub appears as the ultimate boss and highest level summonable demon in the game in Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army. He must be defeated at the lowest level of the Training Hall. The player must save at the last save point in the game and return to the Training Hall. A voice will speak to Raidou when he enters the northern section of the bottom floor. Then Raidou must collect 3 special items to prove his worth to Beelzebub. These items are obtained by fighting 3 Hyakki-Yakkkou battles (Battles where 100 demons attack) at certain moon phases in certain sections of different floors. (A Kudan will hint at their location a phase or two before the battle's set phase) Then Raidou can fight Beelzebub in the same spot where he heard the voice, but he must beat some Ukobach and Nebiros before Beelzebub will appear.
  • Cute Shotaro Boy: Takajo Zett
  • The Dragon: To Lucifer in most of the games, but works under Belberith in Devil Survivor; it turns out he was ordered by Lucifer to help Belberith become the King of Bel.
  • Demonic Possession: Does this to Lucifer in Devil Children Red/Black.
  • Fat Bastard: When in Baal Zebul form (from Shin Megami Tensei II) onwards.
  • Final Boss: Of Jack Bros.
  • Fusion Dance: If Bael is in your company in Megami Tensei II, upon defeat Bael will attempt to union with Beelzebub (presumably this is accomplished by Bael the toad somehow eating Beelzebub the fly - as toads will do.) If this is allowed to happen, Majin Baal will emerge from the two and gladly join the ranks of your digital devil horde.
  • Heel Face Turn: Takajo Zett sides with Setsuna Kai against Beelzebub near the end of Devil Children Red/Black.
  • Number of the Beast: Beelzebub (human form) in Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne has 666 HP.
  • Literal Split Personality: Takajo Zett.
  • One-Hit Kill: Beelzebub, at least from Nocturne and onwards, has Death Flies, an Almighty-elemental spell that deals plenty of damage and has 100% chance of instantly killing anything that doesn't nullify or repel Curse-elemental spells. The good news is that you may acquire said skill in the Digital Devil Saga series.
  • Optional Party Member: In the Chaos alignment path of Shin Megami Tensei I, Beelzebub instead joins the Protagonist.
  • Pointy Ears
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: In Beelzebub form
  • Signature Move: "Death Flies"
  • Spawn Broodling: Beelzebub in Devil Survivor can implant his fly eggs in you, which hatch a turn later, and join in.
  • Wild Man: Baal Zebul form.
  • Worm That Walks: Beelzebub from Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army and Raidou Kuzunoha VS King Abaddon is a massive fly concocted from a swarm of other flies.

Belial and Nebiros

Two powerful demon lords who have a soft spot for a certain dead human girl.

Cerberus

Cerberus is one amongst the earliest of demon allies to appear as part of the Megami Tensei franchise. His roots put him as far back as the very first Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei publications.

  • Bragging Rights Reward: In Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne, Cerberus first appears at the Burial Chamber in the Amala Labyrinth's First Kalpa, where it will challenge Hito-Shura to prove his worth as a demon by quickly vanquishing once more those that he has once killed in the Vortex World using the Black Visor. After meeting all the requirements and starting a new cycle, meeting with Cerberus again in the same location will have him take Hito-Shura to his master's resting place instead at the Tomb of Yomi in the hidden 666th floor, where Hito-Shura will receive an extra Press Turn.
  • Crutch Character:
    • Shin Megami Tensei I: Because of Pascal's former loyalty towards his master passed on to him by the fusion, Kerberos can be used even when his level far surpasses that of the Hero--something that generally is impossible. He aids him in only one battle however, disappearing through a teleporter after a boss fight. He later rejoins in Tokyo Destiny Land provided you give him a Golden Apple.
    • Shin Megami Tensei II: Cerberus first joins you on the quest Madam gives you: Find and bring back Hanada. After the quest, he leaves the party. Later when Valhalla is swallowed by Abbadon, you will find him at the former entrance to the city from the underground passageway. He joins your party shortly after meeting him for the 2nd time.
  • Dummied Out: Using a debug code in Persona 3 will allow you access to another Cerberus Persona that knows Great Seal and some Fusion Spells. (Using Great Seal will freeze up the game) When summoned, the white, single-headed lion-esque version appears, suggesting that it's the likeness that may have been planned for official use in the game but later altered, being used instead as a base to create the Beast series shadow.
  • Fusion Dance: The result of one in Shin Megami Tensei I.
  • Playing with Fire
  • Shout-Out / Mythology Gag: Cerberus takes you to his master's grave in the land of Yomi in Nocturne. This is a reference to Akemi Nakajima who is also the reincarnation of Izanagi.
  • Tragic Monster: in Digital Devil Saga 1, as a result of Lupa not eating flesh when needed to.
  • You Don't Look Like You/Mythology Gag: He typically appears as a white dog with a lion-like mane, unlike the Cerberus of Greek mythology. However, the Atma Avatar of Lupa and Koromaru's Persona are three-headed. The reason why Cerberus is usually portrayed with one head is not because of graphical limitations (somewhat) but because that's how he was portrayed in the original Digital Devil Story novel.

Decarabia and Forneus

The Four Archangels

They are the four Seraphim archangels in the service of YHVH: Michael, Gabriel, Uriel and Raphael. Usually seen with each other.

The Four Heavenly Kings

Four powerful demons: Bishamonten, Jikokuten, Koumokuten and Zouchouten, under the service of Taira no Masakado.

The Four Riders of the Apocalypse

The Four Riders whose march heralds The End of the World as We Know It: the Pale Rider, Bearer of the Scythe of Death, the Red Rider, Bearer of the Sword of War, the White Rider, Bearer of the Bow of Conquest, and Black Rider, Bearer of the Scales of Famine.

  • Affably Evil: You can briefly chat with them in Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey. While it is pointless, as they will never contemplate the possibility of joining you through conversation, they prove to be rather entertaining and reveal a bit of their personalities.
  • Bonus Boss: In Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne, you can seek them out and defeat them to unlock them for fusion, and will have to do so to unlock the sixth ending.
    • In Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey, each of the Riders appears in a different Sector; White in Delphinus, Red in Eridanus, Black in Fornax and Pale in Grus.
    • In Raidou Kuzunoha VS King Abaddon, they appear after a new moon when Raidou's luck is low. You can bribe them to avoid fighting, but they demand some high-end items in order to let you go. Several case files involve a rematch with them, the rewards are weapon ingredients that forge into the Longinus.
  • Cool Horse: All four of 'em.
  • Dare to Be Badass: They are very enthusiastic if the Hito-Shura proclaims he will indeed, challenge them for their candelabra. In Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey they also challenge you to prove them you are capable of altering Mankind's fate when talking to them.
  • Disc One Nuke: They stalk you in King Abaddon as early as Episode Three, however the first two riders have weaknesses you can exploit. Defeat them early enough and you can fuse them because they have no level restriction. They have a load of resistances and can be augmented with Mitama fusion.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: The White Rider's horse is covered in them.
  • Four Is Death: Quite possibly one of the oldest examples of this in the book.
  • The Grim Reaper: The Pale Rider. Possibly all four.
  • Hellish Horse: The White and Red Riders. And that only makes them look more badass.
  • Optional Party Member: All are available for fusion. In Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne, you will require Deathstones, found in the Labyrinth of Amala, to create them. In Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey, you will need the Death Omen forma to create the Fiend Converter.
  • White Stallion: Either subverted or played straight, depending on your tastes, with the White Rider's horse.

Jack Frost

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Jack Frost, sometimes commonly known as Jack, is the mascot of Atlus Co., Ltd. and he makes appearances in a number of Atlus games, primarily in the Megami Tensei series. Jack Frost's counterparts, also known his "brothers" are called Pyro Jack and Jack Ripper, along with many other varieties also appear in many games, some of which include Black Frost, King Frost, Frost Ace, Lucifroz, Mini Frost, Strawberry Frost, Lemon Frost, Demonee-ho, etc...

  • Breakout Mook Character: Jack Frost is the protagonist in Jack Bros. He, along with Pyro Jack and Jack the Ripper, have to make it back to the Makai world before midnight.
  • Cute Little Fangs
  • Guest Fighter: In a Snowboard Kids game.
  • Henshin Hero: Frost Ace
  • Hotblooded Sideburns: Raiho
  • An Ice Person
  • Mascot Mook: One of the first examples.
  • Nice Hat: Raiho and Hee-Ho-Kun
  • Optional Party Member: In Devil Survivor, Black Frost first appears as a Jack Frost in an event with Midori on day 3 in which he learns about the power of love. He is later seen on day 6 defending a group of low level demons from humans. Should the party choose to help him, he will automatically join on Day 7 on Naoya's, Kaido's, and Gin's routes.
  • Our Angels Are Different: In Devil Children/Demikids games exists the Lucifer Jack Frost/Lucifroz.
  • Pop Quiz: Jack Frost is a random encounter mini-game in Digital Devil Saga 2 as the player progresses and an optional boss. Jack asks 20 questions per battle, stopping only when the player answers wrong or correctly answers all questions for the round. Should the player correctly answer all 100 questions they win a certificate for answering the 100th question correctly, and a set of Stats increase Data. Players will also have the opportunity to fight Jack Frost should all questions are answered correctly in the final dungeon, the third layer of the Sun. Defeating him nets the Pass Ring, and Magatama ammo. Should all answers have been correctly answered, every time the party encounters Jack Frost, he may gives the player random items before running away.
  • Super Empowering: Lucifer empowers a Jack Frost and turns him into Lucifer Frost to aid him against Beelzebub in Devil Children Red/Black.
  • Series Mascot Mook
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: Black Frost
  • Took a Level In Badass:
    • Nocturne: Hoping to become as powerful as the "Great Emperor", a Jack Frost in a quest for power (the same one who was running the Junk Shop in Shibuya) finds the Satan Magatama, and eats it, increasing his powers and transforming himself into Black Frost; with his new powers, he would later take over Kabukicho Prison long after the Mizuchi jailer has been vanquished, and freezes the entire facility, taking several Jack Frosts as his subordinates. If Hito-Shura revisits the facility and runs into Black Frost, The latter will force Hito-Shura to battle him to test out his new powers as the new Great Emperor. He will revert to a normal Jack Frost upon his defeat, and eventually melt. He later returns to join the group if Hito-shura visits the Third Kalpa of the Labyrinth of Amala.
    • Devil Survivor: In the middle of the week, Midori enlightens a lowly Jack Frost (level 14 Fairy) of the virtues of fighting for love and justice. Near the end of the week, he shows up to defend a bunch of low level demons as Black Frost, a level 47 team leader Demon. And you get to use him in a few routes.
    • Strange Journey: A lonely Jack Frost appears in Sector Carina's basement, moping over the loss of his family. In an effort to achieve revenge, he asks the Protagonist to get him an Ice Vest to increase his power. Upon getting the item and using it, it grows and becomes a Frost Ace, unlocking the Frost Ace Special Fusion combination and granting a powerful gun to the Protagonist.
  • Verbal Tic: He often says "Hee-ho" and interjects "hees" and "hos" into his dialog, a common verbal tic shared with other variations of "Jacks", such as King Frost and Black Frost.
  • Vigilante Man: Frost Ace in Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey.

Loki

Loki is the primary antagonist of the original Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei novel, as well as the cult-classic anime adaptation it spawned. Similar to the Norse Mythology, Loki is portrayed as being rebellious and tricky; but at the same time, possesses a cruel and ruthless personality.

Louis Cypher/Lucifer

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Lucifer, otherwise known as Louis Cypher, appears first in Shin Megami Tensei I and then in the second and third games of the main series. Appearing for the first time in a suit and giving you cryptic and often misleading information, he shows his true colours when you get the Chaos path ending, appearing as a blonde man with horns and wings swathed in white robes. Just don't confuse him with Satan, who actually works for YHVH.

In Shin Megami Tensei II, Lucifer again takes the form of Louis Cypher, in order to convince you to follow the Chaos path. If you chose the Law and Neutral Paths you will face him in battle, but in the Chaos path he will join your party in order to stop Satan and YHVH. According to dialogue, he was ordered by YHVH to cause The Great Destruction with Kuzuryu, the nine-headed dragon that makes up the mountains of Makai, but Lucifer plans to use Kuzuryuu against YHVH instead. If Aleph's alignment is neutral, and he defeats Lucifer without the aid of Satan, Lucifer will warn Aleph that Kuzuryu must be defeated as well since it will go berserk without him to control it.

In Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne, he appears in two forms, that of a young blonde-haired boy and an old man in a wheelchair, in both forms accompanied by a nurse in black, who changes ages with him albeit oppositely. When he is young she is old and vice-versa. He is in some way responsible for setting in motion the events of the game by giving Hito-Shura his first Magatama, allowing him to live in the Vortex World. If the optional dungeon in Nocturne is traversed, it is also revealed that he was the one to give candelebra to the Fiends, in order to train Hito-Shura to a level of strength where Hito-Shura is able to beat Lucifer himself and lead a second Rebellion.

In Raidou Kuzunoha VS King Abaddon, Louis makes an appearance in the Tamonten Shrine as a "blonde young man" who appears to serve as a "spark" for Raidou and his actions. He is also referred to as Beelzebub, according to the Mushibito race due to the fact that they see him as a fly, not as a human.

After you get the "Chaos" ending and start a New Game Plus+ file, Raidou can take case files involving Louis and end up discovering his true identity while also battling his Lucifer form. Raidou can also use a Skill demon to transform as Louis, whose special ability is to gain money from talking to demons in the Dark Realm.

In Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey, Louis Cypher appears as a "blonde woman" in a blue dress, using the name "Louisa Ferre". She wears a goat's head hairclip.

Mara

Mara is the demon lord of all temptations. And Squick.

  • Blatant Lies: (Shin Megami Tensei II) In Natural or Lawful path, Mara will try to tempt Aleph. First, he offers 999999 Macca. Next, he offers a 10 level increase. Finally, he offers the power that surpasses even Satan and Lucifer. If Aleph accepts any of his offerings, he will fall under Mara's spell and must fight Mara with a handicap.
  • Bonus Boss
    • Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne: Hitoshura gets to fight an incomplete form of Mara when it appears after Hito-Shura encourages the Summoning Ritual during a Full Kagutsuchi phase in Shibuya at the request of two Manikins. Hito-Shura will be rewarded with the Muspell Magatama upon defeating him.
    • Raidou Kuzunoha VS King Abaddon: You face him in "Fake Raidou Sighted!" and "7th Trumpet, Eternal King"
    • Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey: If the Protagonist has chosen the Law route, Seraph will inform of the return of Mara, its eternal enemy. It will then post an EX Mission calling for Mara's extermination. Upon Mara's death, it will meet with the Protagonist and request to join his party.
  • Body Horror: (Persona) Mara emerges from the body of Kenta "Toro/Chunky" Yokouchi during an event battle in the Snow Queen Quest. He will use fire spells and cause Yuka Ayase's Persona to awaken.
  • Combat Tentacles
  • Double Entendre: His/her Pre Ass Kicking One Liners and his Famous Last Words are chock full of these.
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 "It will only take one thrust to penetrate your frail form and finish you off immediately!"

"Through my charms, your kind will reach their climax and...die!"

"I can easily go for a second round! I'll start with the fresher looking one... you!"

"You must have brass balls to dream of challenging me... Do you have the stamina to last any longer against my onslaught of thrusts?"

"How could this happen!? Can you be that frigid...!?"

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Metatron

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A mechanical angel that serves as the Voice of God.

  • Authority Equals Asskicking
  • Bonus Boss
    • Should the Hito-Shura choose to ignore Metatron's warnings in Nocturne, Metatron will stand in the Hito-Shura's path in the final Kalpa, forbidding him to meet up with Lucifer. Enraged, Metatron chastises the Hito-Shura for disregarding his warnings, then proceeds to attack the Hito-Shura, hoping to kill him before he loses the last vestiges of his humanity. After Metatron is defeated, the Hito-Shura can summon him in the Heretic Mansion. Metatron can only be summoned by fusing Michael, any other Divine or Seraph demon, and a Tyrant demon sacrifice.
    • Digital Devil Saga: He can only be fought after the predecessor optional bosses, the Four Guardian Beast Suzaku, Seiryuu, Baihu, and Gui Xian have been defeated. If you beat him, Metatron will grant the item "Seraph Quill", which unlocks the Gyokuza Mantra, granting the access towards Metatron's several skill-set. Players will also receive the Karma Ring which protects the wearer from Expel-based attacks, which can be equipped in the sequel.
  • Co-Dragons: With Satan and the Four Archangels.
  • Demonic Possession: Does this to a poor sap in Digital Devil Saga; the guy tries to shake off his influence. It doesn't last.
  • The Dragon: To YHVH, with Satan.
  • Knight Templar
  • Light Is Not Good: Except in Devil Survivor, and even then, he leaves you with a warning not to deliberately cross the heavens or they will kill you for betrayal..
    • Then it's revealed that he still isn't good in Naoya's 8th Day, ordering humanity to hunt you down and kill you. Those that don't agree to do this are killed by the Angels. Depending on your choices, this could backfire on him.
  • Our Angels Are Different
  • Pieces of God: In Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey, he and the Demiurge are two.
  • Sidequest: In a New Game+ of Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey, Metatron (originally appearing as a Strike Team member) appears in Sector Grus blocking a special door. After completing the Jack's Squad Pacification mission, he will entice the Protagonist by telling him of a powerful demon lying in the depths of Grus, holding a rare treasure. Upon crossing Grus' entire new side, the Protagonist eventually found and battled Alilat which freed a piece that he absorbed that allowed him to become Metatron, which was also the keeper of the lock for the Great Father of the Schwartzwelt - Demiurge. His powers slightly replenished by Alilat's death, he hands her skull, her rare forma, to the Protagonist, and urges him to kill Demiurge next, so his power is fully free. Demiurge is not particularly interested in cooperating.
  • Signature Move: Fire Of Sinai

Oberon and Titania

The King and Queen of Fairies from A Midsummer Nights Dream, respectively.

Ose and Flauros

Pixie

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Pixie is one of the most frequently appearing demons in the Megami Tensei universe. She is almost always the first demon recruited and helps the protagonist through healing.

  • Breakout Mook Character: Stars in a game with Jack Frost and his bros for the Virtual Boy.
  • Disk One Nuke: There is a special staff password in Strange Journey that will unlock a Pixie with special starting stats. The resulting Pixie will only be Lv.1, but will have a magic stat of 10 and a luck stat of 99 along with knowing the skills Megidolaon and Mediarahan. [2]
  • Fairy Sexy
  • Fiery Redhead
  • Give Me Your Inventory Item: (Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey) Pixie will also issue the first possible EX Mission, The Injured Little Fairy, in which Pixie requests a Bead, which can be obtained as the spoils of the battle against Morax. Accomplishing this mission is rewarded with a Pixie Knife, a melee weapon that can inflict charm. Later, the same Pixie will evolve to High Pixie and begin issuing requests to bring Fairy demons to her so she can create a land for Fairies. However, direct evolution of Pixie to High Pixie in this game is not possible (the only way to do so is through a Special Fusion).
  • Leotard of Power
  • Magikarp Power:
    • The first demon you get in Nocturne is a Pixie, who wants to get out of the hospital and go to Yoyogi Park. She'll help you out in getting the card needed to get out. After you arrive at one end of Yoyogi Park, she'll try to part ways with you, but if you tell her you need her, she'll stay with you. For Nocturne Maniax, if you take Pixie (or one of her 'descendants') to a certain area of the Fifth Kalpa, she'll turn into a level 80 "super" Pixie.
    • Raise a Pixie in Nocturne properly and she'll evolve into High Pixie. Keep her for long enough and you'll get Queen Mab.
  • Shock and Awe
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: After getting the leader Pixie in Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE, you can choose to give her to Snakeman to create healing salves or you could keep her to get a valuable item.
  • White Mage
  • Zettai Ryouiki

Satan

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Not to be confused with his archenemy Lucifer, Satan is the ultimate weapon of YHVH and the Law faction, and usually deals God's wrath upon the world.

Taira No Masakado

A feudal Japanese warlord, one of the few true historical figures in the series. Masakado was also a samurai during the Heian period and hatched a plan to conquer by force most of the Kanto region. While he was slain, his influence was so strong his head was sent to Kyoto and later Edo, where it was set in a special shrine. To this day, he remains considered a demigod of sorts, and it is said conditions in his shrine dictate the city's fortune.

  • Badass Normal: How else a samurai can lead the Four Heavenly Kings?
  • Big Damn Heroes: If Masakado is restored in Shin Megami Tensei II, he will help in banishing the guards around Castle Kether in Neutral Alignment.
  • Came Back Wrong: When you resurrect him in Shin Megami Tensei II, he will be nothing but a soulless, animated corpse until Hiruko gives you the final part needed - Masakado's soul.
  • Continuity Nod: To summon him, an item known as Masakados is almost always needed.
  • Gotta Catch Em All: In Shin Megami Tensei II, his servant, Hiruko, will reveal Masakado was slain some time earlier. So he asks Aleph to gather the pieces of his corpse so he can be brought back to life.
    • Also, if in Nocturne Hito-Shura can gather all Magatama, the priest at the Cathedral of Shadows will give him the Lord's Blade, allowing him to reach the Bandou Shrine and confront the Four Heavenly Kings, his servants, for the right of a single conversation with Masakado.
  • Mythology Gag
  • Physical God: The level needed to fuse him is almost always very high. And it shows. In Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey, for instance, he nulls instant death spells and is strong against literally everything except piercing.
    • And the Magatama bearing his name nulls everything except Almighty attacks and imparts priceless augmentations in Nocturne. Given he is the protector of Tokyo, and Tokyo at the time is the Universe...
  • Take Up My Sword: Literally in Shin Megami Tensei I, in the Neutral Path.
    • In Nocturne, he manifests in the Bandou Shrine, and he's depressed, with good reason. He has to see Tokyo, the city he was bound to defend, utterly destroyed to create the Vortex World, its inhabitants dead and demons infesting it. Then the Hito-Shura arrives, and since Masakado cannot exist outside the shrine due to the laws of the Vortex World, he gives the boy the Magatama holding his power, telling him that whatever has happened to Tokyo, it's still Tokyo, and since he cannot continue in his duty, to please restore the world...

Thor

Thor is the thunder god of Norse Mythology.

YHVH

Also known as "The Great Will", YHVH is essentially God in the SMT verse. However, he is far from the kindly god you'd expect. Instead, he is a selfish, totalitarian tyrant obsessed with forcing his warped standards on the world by forcibly converting all mortal life to worshiping him and brutally slaughtering those who dissent. The lives of his followers, and even his angels, mean nothing to him. All he cares about is himself and his power. No more, no less.

Hee-ho!

  1. Mara compendium info says she represents fear of death and the Hindu Goddess Mara is a Goddess of Death.
  2. Madoka Ueno.
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