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The main character in the game, he starts out as an amnesic gladiator. As soon as he becomes a citizen of the Center, he discovers that he was designed to be the Messiah, destined to save the world.

In the 'Neutral' alignment ending, prior to Aleph's battle with YHVH, he is forewarned that by defying God's Will, Aleph will suffer a never-ending cycle of punishment, as YHVH would torture Aleph, kill him, reincarnate him, and continue torturing him until the end of time for committing the 'Ultimate Sin' -deicide. See more information in Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne's Character section, under the name Jyoji Hijiri.


The main heroine of the game, she is initially paired up with him after he becomes a citizen of the Center. However, she decides to go against their will and do whatever you want, and is basically with you for the rest of the game on all alignment paths.


Louis Cypher/Lucifer

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 Kuzuryu 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.

  • Badass
  • Benevolent Boss: As opposed to YHVH, who made Astaroth his personal Butt Monkey, Lucifer gave him a job as one of the leading generals of Makai. Further, Lucifer is pretty laid back, letting his subordinates run their little sections of Makai without much interference, and even Crowley, who is rather mad about not being able to host a Walpurgis Night (due to Lucifer's orders), refuses to speaks ill of him.
  • Blondes Are Evil: Or at least have a contested alignment, unless you are in the Law alignment, which plays this straight.
    • This trope even lets you tell who is the real Louis Cypher when Astaroth impersonates him.
  • Graceful Loser
  • Six Winged Angel: Two forms of this, no less.
  • Lucifer is Good: True, he hates YHVH, but he honestly does want what's left of humanity to survive.
  • The Charmer: Very polite, honest, accepts his defeat with grace and simply asks Aleph to save his people.
  • Took a Level In Kindness: In SMT1 he was the same as YHVH. In this one he is very much interested in seeing humanity survive as he is demonkind. His ending is one of the only times in the series that Chaos actually FEELS like a happy ending, rather than just a world of vice and freedom.
  • Villains Out Shopping: When not actively planning to screw over God, he can usually be found in the bars across the game, knocking back a drink.



A devoted member of the Center and its rules, he eventually decides that his masters are not what they seem and vows allegiance to the forces of Law themselves. And in the name of the people he fights against the Center, trying to recruit the hero to his side along the way.

He turns out to be 1/2 of Satan. He merges with Set to become Satan. In the endings of the Neutral and Chaos alignment paths, Satan decides to use the Megiddo Arc (a powerful laser weapon within Eden) to destroy all life on the planet as his judgment. He is killed by Aleph before he can carry out his plans, and his death prompts the appearance of YHWH. In the Law alignment ending, he carries out the plan successfully, but accuses YHVH for committing the sin of genocide afterward and chose to align with Aleph, however, he crumbles to dust after defeating his creator.



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