This list is still a work in progress…
With Shin Megami Tensei 5 coming for Nintendo Switch this November, it’s high time we count down the demons slowly being revealed for the game.
After years of inactivity about the game, we are now bombarded with tons of new information about the upcoming sequel featuring high school students, demon summoning, different pathways leading to law, chaos, or otherwise, and a lexicon of mythical creatures to summon. Let’s focus on the latter for now since the other stuff seems to be kept mum until the game’s release date.
Here’s a feature and guide about Shin Megami Tensei 5’s list of demons. We’ll spotlight the new additions & past demons with brand-new designs, followed by recurring demons from the previous Shin Megami Tensei/Persona games, each with their starting skills and trademark spells and abilities. We’ll go from the latest to the earliest for your viewing convenience.
New Demons/Redesigned Demons
#1. Jack Frost (Fairy)
Atlus’ mascot. A frost spirit that appears in winter. It has a body made up of ice and snow, and disappears when spring arrives. Contrary to its cute appearance, it has a fearsome nature, freezing people by spitting out cold air, smiling all the while. It uses its signature skill, Jack Bufula (medium Ice damage to one enemy, lowers Defense by one stage), while Ice Breath, Ice Block (currently unknown effect), Tarukaja, and another -kaja are listed.
#2. Amanozako (Genma)
A Japanese goddess believed to be the origin of tengu and amanojaku. It is said that she was born when Susano-o vomited built-up ferocious spirit from his body. When enraged, she can break any weapon, no matter how sharp, with her fangs.
#3. Fionn Mac CumHaill (Genma)
A hero of Celtic myth. Leader of the Fianna. While training under a druid priest, he was ordered to cook the Salmon of Knowledge and gained wisdom after licking his thumb which was covered in the salmon’s fat. His unique skill is a physical attack called Mac an Luinn.
#4. Angel (Divine)
Among God’s servants, they are the closest in nature to humans. They watch over individuals and warn those who stray from the path. Its unique skill, “Blessing,” heals all allies. It also has Hama, a Holy spell that deals damage and also instant-kills if it hits an enemy’s Holy weakness.
#5. Daemon (Brute)
A lesser demon that hasn’t received a name. Low ranking demons like this are given the generic term “daemon.” It is also the basis of the word “demon,” devils found in Christianity. Its unique skill is “Rend Asunder” which hits an enemy 4 times, but has low accuracy.
#6. Mermaid (Femme)
Half-woman, half-fish creatures of the ocean. Their male counterparts are called “Mermen”. Legend says they use their voice to charm men, causing them to crash their ships. Mermaids are regarded as unlucky omens by men of the sea and are a sign of a bad catch or devastating storms.
#45. Hayataro (Holy)
A spirit dog raised in Kozenji, a temple in Nagano, the legend of his eradication of monsters remains. After the battle, the monsters were destroyed, but he was also injured, and passed away in front of the high priest.
He uses several unique skills here – Carnage Fang (heavy Phys damage on one enemy; power increases when it criticals), “Watch Me” (draw enemies’ attention to him and increases accuracy/evasion greatly for 3 turns), and Sun’s Radiance (medium heal and aliment cleanse on one ally). Phys Block is also listed as one of its passive skills.
A witch from Siquijor of the Philippines. She can separate her upper and lower halves, fly with bat wings growing from out of her back, and attacks people, draining their blood.
She uses her unique skill, Sanguine Drain (weak Almighty damage which drains HP from one enemy; lowers Attack by one stage for 3 turns). She can learn/use Zanma, Venom Hunt, and Zionga.
#82. Loup-Garou (Beast)
A type of werewolf from France. During the day, they take the shape of a human, but at night, they turn into a werewolf and attack people. It’s said that once one has become a Loup-garou, there is no way to turn back into a human.
He uses his unique skill, Souffle D’éclair (severe Elec damage on one enemy).
#183. Idun (Megami)
A goddess who appears in Norse mythology. Wife of Bragi, the god of poetry, she is also in charge of the golden apples. Through the golden apples under her care, the gods are able to maintain eternal youth.
She uses “Bowl of Hygieia” (puts into a charged state which increases power of healing skills, able to heal beyond the HP cap) and her unique skill, Golden Apple (heals all allies; increases all stats by one stage for 3 turns).
???: Nuwa (Lady)
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Recurring Demons From Past Games
#205. Metatron (Herald)
The greatest and most mysterious among angels. He has many alternate names, including the “face of God” and the “angel of contracts”. In contrast with his duty to preserve the world, he also has an aspect that takes cruel actions against humans. He uses Mahamabarion, Tarukaja, and Fire of Sinai.
A demon lord who reigns over Hell. Making use of flies as his servants, he rules while they transport souls. Because he is mentioned in the Bible as the leader of evil spirits, he established his position in the Christian world as a powerful demon.
Uses Debilitate, Thunder Reign, Death Flies (severe Dark damage to all enemies, can insta-kill if hits a weakness), and Mudobarion.
An Akkadian goddess of lust and war. In the “Epic of Gilgamesh,” she made lovers out of many heroes, but after a while she would kill them or change them into animals.
One of the 72 demons of the Lesser Key of Solomon. He is a great king who leads 50 armies. He was originally a Seraphim, a high-ranking angel, but lost in a political dispute of Heaven and fell from grace. Uses Debilitate, Mudobarion, Charge, Hell Thrust, and Maragibarion.
A demon who is Hell’s general and prosecutor, he is always observing the situations of demons. He particularly excels at manipulating the spirits and bodies of the dead, and is one of the most talented necromancers among demons. Uses Megidola and Mamudoon, and Energy Drain. Can also reflect Physical.
A spirit that takes the form of an unidentified blond girl. Contrary to her innocent appearance, she is a fiend with unfathomable cursed power. It is said she is either the ghost of an English girl who died an unfortunate death or an evil spirit born from someone’s wishful thinking.
Uses Lullaby, Spirit Drain, Die For Me! (2-5 hitis of medium Dark damage to random enemies, insta-kills if it hits a weakness), and Mudoon.
A demon lord who is said to serve evil spirits in Indian myth, he transports death. Excelling at stirring up fear, he also tried tempting Buddha during his training. Uses Poison Liquid, Megaton Press, Whirlpool of Slumber, Hell Thrust, and Charge.
The mother of Christ and holds the title of “Mother of God.” She received the Annunciation from the angel Gabriel, and through the Holy Spirit became pregnant with Christ.
Uses Mediarahan, Luster Candy, Mahamabarion, Floral Gust, Diamrita, and Samarecarm. Definitely a support/healer demon.
One of the four Archangels at the pinnacle of angel hierarchy and the highest-ranked angel whose name means “who is like God.” A most supreme being requested by God Himself to act as His right-hand man, he holds in his hand a mystic weapon that can overcome any blade it meets.
uses Trisagion, Brave Blade, and Megidolaon.
A plant spirit mentioned in Japanese lore. The act that sounds like voices that echo in the mountains is known as “kodama suru,” but this phenomenon was formerly thought of as Kodama replying.
One of the Four Oni used by Fujiwara no Chikata, a noble of legend who quelled Iga and Ise Provinces during the Heian Period. He can cause floods anywhere, and is a powerful summoned being with the power to drown his enemies. In the Taiheiki, it was said he was dispersed after hearing a certain poem by Ki no Tomoo.
Uses Fang Breaker, Marakukaja, Ice Dracostrike, Deathbound, Mabufudyne, and Strength Donum.
A monster with the heads of a lion and a male goat and the tail of a snake. It was originally a holy beast representative of the seasons, but in the midst of being taken into Greek myth, it was looked down upon as a ferocious monster.
Uses Ziodyne, Bit Off, Frenzied Chomp, Fire Dracostrike, Roar, and Eat Whole.
An evil god of Norse myth. He is not only a wicked god, but excels at being fickle and cunning. Although he once entered an agreement with the chief god Odin becoming sworn brothers, he was found guilty of many wrongdoings and was finally punished. Uses Mabufudyne, Ziodyne, Mazandyne,Bufudyne, and Agidyne.
A spirit of landscapes and trees and stones mentioned in Japanese lore. It is not evil, but because of its attributes as an observer of the countryside, it appears in the form of people or monsters and gives warnings.
A powerful shikigami controlled by some schools of Onmyoudou. It can be used to cause harm or to ward off disease. Its natural temperament, however, is that of a brutish god and is ferocious.
Uses Hama, Mudo, Makajam, Mahama, and Mamudo.
A grass goddess who appears in Japanese myth. The name “Kaya” refers to sedge used in roofing, a grass that was familiar to humans. From there, the spirit of the grass used as roofing for houses became the name of the goddess of grass.
She uses her unique skill, “Harvest Dance” (weak HP recovery on one ally; increases Defense by two stages for 3 turns). Her other skills are Bufula, Patra, Mabufu, and “Omagatoki: Sanko”.
One of the 72 demons of the Lesser Key of Solomon. He is the 7th and a Marquis. It is said he grants his summoner knowledge on the past and future, and he has a chivalrous side, rushing in with a volunteer army at his side when Satan rose in revolt against God. He uses Madness Nails, Concentrate, and his unique skill, Megido Flame (severe Fire damage on all enemies; Pierces).
#170. Yoshitsune (Warlord)
A famous warlord as a hero of the Genpei War, he was also known as Ushiwakamaru as his childhood name. According to legend, he learned the art of war from the tengu on Mount Kurama, and was known for battling Musashibo Benkei at Gojo Bridge. Uses Oboro Flash, Impaler’s Animus, Hassou Tobi, Lightning Dracostrike, Ice Dracostrike, Matarukaja, and Masukunda.
#169. Mishaguji (Vile)
An indigenous god believed in Shinano before the Yamato regime came into power. He is said to be a deity born from the ancient belief that divine spirits reside in rocks and stones.
A giant Asura of Indian mythology. Its name means “intoxicator.” Formed from flame, it has the power to swallow its adversaries in one gulp. It is said that even Indra succumbed to its horror. Uses Debilitate, Mediarahan, Trisagion, Hades Blast, and Piercing Spirit.
An evil demon who presides over “Sloth” of the Seven Deadly Sins. He is also said to grant abilities of discovery and invention. He was originally a Syrian fertility god, Baal Peor, who was looked down upon as a demon. He uses Marakukaja, Mabufula, Concentrate, and Mudoon.
A deity who defends Buddhist doctrines who repels evil and was perceived by En-no-Ozunu at Mount Kinpō. He is a fusion of Buddha, Guanyin, and Maitreya, and is not mentioned in Buddhist scriptures, but is a Buddha unique to Japan.
#144. Black Frost (Night)
A Jack Frost that grows to be wicked. Its form has changed through constant training as a demon. It used to be a prank-loving snow fairy, but has gained tremendous power like that of a demon lord when it became this form. Uses Mabufula, Charge, Ice Dracostrike, Black Dracostrike, Matarunda.
#137. High Pixie (Fairy)
A stronger, higher ranking fairy among pixies who carries out warrior-like duties. They are thought to act as escorts against invaders in the ruins and caves pixies reside. Uses Mazan, Sukunda, Media, Zio, and Concentrate.
#120. Yurlungur (Snake)
A copper-bodied python of Oceanic mythology. A great being transcending good and evil, it is a fertility god who also presides over the weather. Because it resides in a holy spring filled with rainbow-colored water, it is also called the “Rainbow Serpent”. Uses Bufudyne, Diarahan, and Ziodyne.
#119. Oni (Brute)
A wicked yokai, mean and monstrously strong, that has appeared in various Japanese legends. It raids human settlements and commits tyrannical acts. It has a horned head, flushed vermillion skin, long claws, and fangs as sharp as swords. Uses Crush, Hard Hit, Charge, and Sukukaja.
#118. Sandalphon (Herald)
A prominent angel of Judaic lore said to be the twin brother of Metatron. His duty is to preside over the songs of heaven. He is of extraordinary height, said to take 500 years for a human to scale him from his feet to his head. Uses Megidolaon, Hamabarioni, Thudner Reign, Freikugel, and Narukami.
#117. Andras (Fallen)
One of the 72 demons of the Lesser Key of Solomon, he is the 63rd and a Great Marquis. He always shows himself in places where a struggle occurs, and is said to be a demon of discord who incites hatred and causes more strife. Uses Sukukaja, Critical Wave, Zanma, Poisma, and Bouncing Claw.
#116. Bicorn (Wilder)
A wicked monster in the shape of a horse with two curved horns on its head. Its name can be interpreted to mean “two horns” and “crescent-shaped,” but the correct origin is unclear. There is another interpretation where it A Mistranslation Of Is “Re’em,” A Two Horned Animal In The Old Testament.
#115. Dominion (Divine)
A middle angel who is placed fourth in the hierarchy of angels. As the administrative official of heaven, his duty is to regulate the work of angels.
Uses Makarakarn, Diarahan, Shockbound, Hamaon, Dekunda, and Strength Donum.
#114. Sandman (Night)
A fairy of German folklore. There is magic sand inside the bag he carries which makes people fall asleep if sprinkled on them. He sits on the eyelids of those who resist falling asleep.
#113. Decarabia (Fallen)
One of the 72 demons of the Lesser Key of Solomon. A bizarre demon that takes the appearance of a pentagram, he is knowledgeable on birds and jewels, and the familiars who serve him also take the form of birds. Uses Agidyne and Tetrakarn.
#112. Forneus (Fallen)
One of the 72 demons of the Lesser Key of Solomon. He has the appearance of a large silver ray. He is extremely knowledgeable on all things related to language, and can talk about rhetoric, linguistics, and the study of names. Uses Marakunda, Mabufula, and Mudoon.
#111. Ganesha (Wargod)
An elephant-headed god of Indian mythology. Parvati created him from dirt, but he was suddenly decapitated by Shiva. The remains were given the first elephant head he could find as a replacement, resulting in his present form.
#110. Macabre (Jaki)
An evil spirit with the name and appearance of the Grim Reaper that appeared in religious dramas of medieval Europe. It is an evil spirit that possesses powerful magic which leads humans to death in an instant and wears black clothes painted with a white skeleton while wielding a long-handled scythe used for reaping the souls of humans.
#109. Ose (Fallen)
One of the 72 demons of the Lesser Key of Solomon. His appears as a half-man, half-beast, and can change his summoner’s appearance to any form they desire, but this only lasts for a short period of time.
#108. Baal (Deity)
A fertility god worshipped for a long period of time as a chief deity by the West Semites. His name means “lord” in Ancient Semitic. One theory states that Beelzebub and Belphegor are demons who were derived from Baal.
#107. Lakshmi (Megami)
The goddess of beauty and good fortune in Indian mythology. Her face and figure embody the ideal female image, and she is incredibly beautiful. She is also known as a seductive dancer and has charmed many gods. Uses Hamabarion, Sexy Dance, and Mediarahan.
#106. Zouchouten (Kishin)
A guardian deity of Buddhism and one of the Four Heavenly Kings. The Eight Legions are in his clan, receives orders from Taishakuten, and guards the South. He is a god of the fertility of the Five Grains, involved in the nurturing of all things. Uses Charge, White Dracostrike, Fatal Sword, Mazionga, and Elec Block.
#105. Dionysus (Fury)
The god of wine and theater in Greek myth. He was originally a god of life who guarded the mountain range in Thrace. He sighted a grapevine, and passed on its cultivation and the production of wine to humans.
#104. Chernobog (Fury)
A god who governs night, evil, and death in Slavic mythology. His name means “black god.” He brings misfortune upon people, and the curse “may the black god kill you” remains to this day.
#103. Kelpie (Fairy)
A waterfront fairy mentioned in Scottish folklore. On one hand, it has a frightening side in which it drowns those it lures, but if one is able to make it obedient, it will loyally work as a fantastic, swift horse.
#102. Siegfried (Wargod)
A hero that appears in the German epic poem “Nibelungenlied.” He possessed an immortal body, but got caught up in a fight between his wife and a queen and had his life threatened. Through a clever trick, the vital point on his back was pierced and he passed away. Uses Brave Blade, Strength Donum, Ice Dracostrike, Roar, and Tiitanomachia.
#101. Koppa Tengu (Yoma)
A member of the tengu. Because its spiritual powers are inferior to that of other tengu, it has a short stature. It is said that they are born in incarnation from long-lived wolves, and gain the same form as Karasu Tengu after transforming. Uses Sukukaja and Zanma.
#100. Mitra (Deity)
A god of contracts of Ancient Persia. A high-ranking god who is both a god of battle and a sun god. He is in charge of harmony and truth throughout the world, and judges and punishes all of the malevolent ones who attempt to disrupt them. Uses Hamaon, Mamudoon, Megidolaon, and Diarahan.
#99. Baphomet (Vile)
A goat-headed demon who presides over black masses. When the Knights Templar were accused of idolatry, they were said to have dedicated themselves to a demon god of this name, and he later became an object of worship by witches.
#98. Skadi (Lady)
A goddess of darkness in Celtic myth. Her name means “shadow,” but this is meant to be the shadow of the place where the gods flee to on the final day of judgment.
#97. Nue (Wilder)
A monster that shows up in Japanese lore. Because of its bizarre and ambiguous appearance, Nue is used as an example of unidentified people. When it appears, it cries out in a unique manner.
#96. Makami (Avatar)
A divine beast of Japanese myth. A deified wolf. It has strong protective power which wards off evil, especially against fires and theft, and has been depicted on wooden plaques and elsewhere since ancient times. Uses Mahama, Zionga, Tarukaja, Media, Tarunda, and Omagatoki: Sure Strike.
#95. Dakini (Femme)
A goddess of love and fraternization of Indian myth. A being that obeys Kali. She eats human flesh and holds gatherings at cemeteries and crematoriums nightly. Her name means “one who plays in the sky”. Uses Fatal Sword, Poison Breath, Maragion, and Dark Sword.
#94. Clotho (Femme)
One of the three Moirae Sisters said to have been entrusted by the chief gods with the control of fate in Greek myth. Fate is symbolized as a thread, and her duty is to act as its spinner.
#93. Hua Po (Jirae)
A tree spirit of Chinese lore that dwells in trees in which several people have hanged themselves. It takes the appearance of a beautiful girl in white clothes, but is much smaller than normal person. It does not speak, but has a voice as clear as small birds.
#92. Ame-no-Uzume (Megami)
A goddess of entertainment of Japanese myth. She is in charge of many ritual dances, like requiems and oracles. In order to call out Amaterasu, who locked herself in a cave, she stripped herself. Uses Tarukaja, Mazio, Hama, and Zionga.
#91. Lamia (Femme)
A snake woman that appears in Greek mythology. It is said she lives in Libya. She has the upper body of a beautiful woman and the lower body of a snake, and she prefers the blood of young men and children. Skills she uses include Life Drain, Zionga, Makajam, and Marin Karin.
#90. Loa (Jaki)
The collective term used for gods and spirits of Voodoo. Among the doctrine’s many mystical beings, those that have an actual effect on the lives of humans go by this name.
#89. Nekomata (Beast)
A long-lived cat that gains power and became a yokai. It is highly intelligent and can understand human speech. Some of them can change into people and control the dead. Uses Sukukaja, Zanma, Axel Claw, Mazan, and Pulinpa.
#88. Jikokuten (Kishin)
A guardian deity of Buddhism and one of the Four Heavenly Kings. The Eight Legions are in his clan, receives orders from Taishakuten, and guards the East. Just like the name “Jikoku” suggests, he performs the pious act of protecting the nation. Uses Strength Donum, Deathbound, Mabufula, Dark Sword, and Ice Dracostrike.
#87. Surt (Tyrant)
he king of Giants in Norse mythology. He is the ruler of Muspelheim, the land of fire, and holds Laevateinn, a sword of flames. At the arrival of Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods, he led his army to assault Asgard and destroy the Aesir.
#86. Danu (Lady)
An earth mother goddess that appears in Celtic myth. Danu’s enormous body is said to be lying on the ground to this day, especially in Ireland’s Munster region where belief in her thrives and is known to have received her grace. Skills include Ancient Mother’s Love (medium heal on all allies; removes stat decreases and ailments), Whirlpool of Slumber, Megidolaon, and Hamabarion.
#85. Atropos (Femme)
One of the three Moirae Sisters, said to have been entrusted by the chief gods with the control of fate in Greek myth. She cuts the thread of fate at the length determined by Lachesis. She holds the scissors used for that purpose in her right hand. She uses Hamaon, Masukunda, Mabufudyne, Sexy Dance, and Whirlpool of Slumber.
#84. Inanna (Lady)
A harvest goddess that appears in Sumerian myth, her name means “Lady of Heaven.” She also has an aspect as a god who eliminates foreign enemies, her power is such that even male gods fled like bats. She made her debut in Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse.
Skills she uses include Raging Lightning, Debilitate, Megidolaon, Raging Hellfire, Raging Blizzard, Raging Tempest, and Will of Battle.
#83. Attis (Kishin)
A god of resurrection of Phyrigia, the origin of Asia Minor. He is fated to offer himself to the earth mother goddess Cybele by sacrificing himself for the salvation of the people, being killed and reviving, being worshipped as a saviour god.
Skills it uses include Recarm, Heat Wave, Agilao, Venom Chaser, Maragi, and Omagatoki: Pierce.
#81. Raphael (Herald)
One of the four Archangels at the pinnacle of angel hierarchy. His name means “healer.” He guards the Tree of Life, paired with the Tree of Knowledge, in the Garden of Eden.
Skills Raphael can use include Mediarahan, Mazanbarion, Hamabarion, Makajamaon, Me Patra, and God’s Great Shield.
#80. Seth (Drake)
An evil god of Egyptian mythology, he was originally a chief god worshipped in the Upper Egypt region. He murdered his brother Osiris as part of his plot and became the ruler of the gods, but was defeated by Osiris’s son Horus.
Skills Seth can use include Ziobarion, Tentarafoo, Madness Nails, Mazandyne, Lightning Dracostrike, and Critical Aura.
#79. Thunderbird (Avian)
A large spirit bird and heavenly spirit that appears in Native American mythology. Resembling an eagle, it is said to live high in the sky. Its cry and flaps of its wings are thunder, and the light that comes from its eyes are lightning flashes.
Skills it can use include Concentrate, Megido, Mazionga, Zionga, Masukunda, and “Cursed Poison Spray” (ailment Magatsuhi Skill).
#78. Bishamonten (Kishin)
A guardian deity of Buddhism and one of the Four Heavenly Kings. The Eight Legions are in his clan, receives orders from Taishakuten, and guards the North. Because Prince Shotoku prayed to him for victory, he garnered popularity from warriors as a god of battle.
Skills he can use include Agidyne, Matarukaja, Deathbound, Piercing Strike, and Omagatoki: Pierce.
#77. Ananta (Dragon)
A world serpent of Indian myth, he appears at the beginning and end of the world. On the endless sea of milk on which Ananta stands, Vishnu sleeps above him, and when he wakes, the creation of the world began.
Skills Ananta can use include Lightning Dracostrike, Maziodyne, Mabufudyne, Purple Smoke, and Ice Dracostrike.
#76. Agathion (Yoma)
A familiar used by humans, it is a spirit with no physical body. It only appears in the middle of the day. It is mainly sealed within vases or bottles, but can also be sealed within rings, magic squares, and amulets.
Can use Sukunda, Zio, Dustma, and Omagatoki: Aptitude.
#75. Bugbear (Wilder)
A type of goblin that appears in English folklore. It has the appearance of a human covered in hair, and is synonymous with nightmares and monsters that appear at night.
#74. Kushinada-Hime (Kunitsu)
A goddess of Japanese mythology. She was born as the youngest of eight sisters, but lost all her sisters as sacrifices to Yamata-no-Orochi. She was about to be sacrificed herself, but she was saved by Susano-o, who arrived to slay Yamata-no-Orochi, and later became his wife.
Skills she can use include Marakukaja, Mediarama, Mahamaon, Dekaja, Magic Donum, and Mazanma.
#73. Apsaras (Yoma)
A water spirit of Indian myth. Her name means “one who moves in water.” She takes the appearance of a young, voluptuous woman, and is used as an example of worldly desires preventing the fulfillment of asceticism.
Can learn and initially use Bufu, Mabufu, Mazan, and Dia.
#72. Flaemis (Element)
#71. Anubis (Avatar)
A god of Egyptian myth with a jackal’s head, he guides the dead. In the “Court of Osiris” where the souls of the dead are judged, he carries out the duty of deciding whether the dead are able to go to heaven by weighing their hearts.
Can use and learn White Dracostrike, Megido, Mahamaon, Mamudoon, Black Dracostrike, Agidyne, Mediarama, and Omagatoki: Accuracy.
#70. Fortuna (Megami)
The Roman goddess of good fortune. She presides over the wheel of fate. She was originally a goddess who brought about the fertility and propagation of livestock and grain. She is also the equivalent of the Greek goddess Tyche.
#69. Berith (Fallen)
One of the 72 demons of the Lesser Key of Solomon, he is a fearsome lord riding a large horse. Of the 72 demons, he is a particularly high ranking lord, and will suddenly burn to death those lacking in courtesy.
Uses Maragi and Armor Piercer.
#68. Gabriel (Herald)
One of the four Archangels at the pinnacle of angel hierarchy, her name means “Supervisor.” She is also an angel of the Annunciation who notified the Virgin Mary of her conception. Among angels, only Gabriel is not sexually neutral but female in some interpretations.
Uses Mahamabarion, Ice Age, Diamrita, and Samarecarm.
#67. Vishnu (Deity)
A god of creation in Indian mythology and one of the three chief gods. He presides over the preservation of the universe and is a high god of Hinduism. When a crisis befalls Earth, he uses an incarnation called an Avatar and appears.
Uses Mediarahan, Mahamabarion, Mamudobarion, and Mudobarion.
#66. Orthrus (Beast)
A large two-headed dog and brother of Cerberus that appears in Greek myth. He guarded the pasture of the monster Geryon and was an extremely capable guard dog, but was killed in one strike by the hero Heracles.
#65. Byakko (Holy)
One of the “Four Holy Beasts” frequently mentioned in Chinese myth and thought. It governs the direction of West, the season of Autumn, and Wuxing of Metal. The king of beasts in ancient China was the tiger, and Baihu stands at the pinnacle.
Uses Mazionga, Lightning Dracostrike, Damascus Claw, Mist Rush, and Sukunda.
#64. Naga (Snake)
Half-human, half-snakes who were seen as the deification of cobras in Indian myth. They govern over regeneration and rebirth. They live in havens in rivers, lakes, and oceans, and when they aren’t fighting, they constantly sing and dance.
Uses Pierce Strike, Mazio, and Heat Wave.
#63. Hanuman (Genma)
A hero of Indian mythology. He is capable of transforming into anything as well as flying. He is referenced in the epic poem “Ramayana” for his many feats.
#62. Hariti (Lady)
A goddess known as “Kishibojin.” She is worshipped as a goddess who watches over the development of children. She used to be a wicked ogress who ate human children, but she was admonished by Buddha and became a benevolent goddess, eating pomegranates instead of children.
Uses Masukukaja, Lullaby, Hysterical Slap, Mamudoon, Makajamaon, Diarama, and Matarukaja.
#61. Neko Shogun
A Taoist god with impressive abilities of prediction. He has a cat’s head on a human body, and had an imperial court in the former Chinese territory of Annan, where Vietnam is currently located.
Uses Dia, Sukunda, Lunge, and Heat Wave.
#60. Yamato-no-Orochi (Snake)
A gigantic dragon with eight heads and eight tails that appears in the Kojiki. It had eaten young women as sacrifices every year, but was killed by being sliced apart by Susano-o’s sword when it was drunk as part of a trap.
#59. Asura (Fury)
Ferocious, god-like entities of Indian mythology. They are said to have immense physical and magical powers that troubled that gods many a time. Asuras are also strict, and if they encounter someone who opposes their ideals, they will mercilessly attack them.
#58. Power (Divine)
#57. Lachesis (Femme)
One of the three Moirae Sisters said to have been entrusted by the chief gods with the control of fate in Greek myth. She measures the thread that Clotho has spun and determines its length. Its length is the length of one’s life.
Uses Makajamaon, Masukukaja, Matarukaja, Magic Donum, and Omagatoki: No Cost.
#56. Alilat (Lady)
An ancient Arabic mother goddess. She was worshipped as a four-sided black stone pillar in Kaaba. Along with her son, Dushara, the god of mountains and stars, she gathered the worship of desert nomads.
#55. Cait Sith
Cat fairies who live in the Scottish Highlands, they possess kingdoms within deserted houses. With green eyes shining with intelligence, they are able to understand human speech.
#54. Melchizedek (Herald)
An angel who is the “saviour of angels” in the Gnostic sect of Christianity. He was born from the goddess Sophia. He is mentioned in the Bible as Melchizedek, the king of righteousness.
#53. Pixie (Fairy)
A small fairy that lives in southwest England. She has a cheerful, trick-loving personality. In general, she’s a good fairy who also helps out with farmwork.
She uses Zan, Rakakuja, Dia, and Patra.
#52. Basilisk (Drake)
A winged, wicked dragon said to live in northern Africa. Possessing a crest resembling a crown, its name means “king of snakes.” Its breath and glare are powerfully venomous, killing humans and animals instantly.
Skills it uses include Poison Breath, Venom Chaser, Ice Dracostrike, Matarukaja, and Big Bang.
#51. Eligor (Fallen)
One of the 72 demons of the Lesser Key of Solomon. He appears as a knight. He has the power to see future events and is knowledgeable about war.
Uses Maragion, Fire Dracostrike, Dark Sword, and Blight.
#50. Shiisaa (Holy)
A holy beast that protects homes from all evil and grants good luck. Its appearance resembles that of a guardian lion-dog, but it is actually designed after a lion.
It uses Rakunda, Mazio, Chomp, and Omagatoki: Critical.
#49. Chironnupu (Holy)
The Ainu word for “fox.” It is a divine beast that conveys omens of disaster to the Ainu. It howls loudly from mountains, letting people know that calamity is drawing near. SMT veterans may remember this demon from Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, since it’s used by party member Hallelujah.
Skills it uses include Vigilant Cheer, Kitsunebi Apto/Rain, Hama, Mabufu, and Light/Holy Block.
#48. Anahita (Megami)
A goddess of Zoroastrianism and Persian myth who governs over rivers and bodies of water. She is described as a noble and beautiful maiden, but at the same time depicted as a goddess of war riding a four-horse chariot to defeat demons and tyrants. Made her debut in SMT IV: Apocalypse and SMT Strange Journey Redux.
Skills she uses include Hellish Spurt, Diarama, Rakunda, and Matarunda.
#44. Legion (Foul)
A group of evil spirits noted for saying “for we are many” in the Gospel of Mark of the Bible. The origin of its name was used in Rome at the time as a military term meaning “regiment,” or an infantry with a structure of 5000 men.
Skills it uses include Rakunda, Poison Breath, Mamudo, and Mudo.
#43. Narcissus (Jirae)
A flower god of Greek myth known for loving himself, his appearance changed into that of a narcissus. He was originally an extremely beautiful young man, but was cursed to only being able to fall in love with his own reflection from a pool of water.
Skills it uses include Sexy Dance, Wind Breath, Tentarafoo, and Omagatoki: Sanko.
#42. Erthys (Element)
An earth elemental spirit. One of the four classical elements that all matter in the world is composed of and a low-level body of energy. According to Aristotle, it possesses the phases of “cold” and “dry” to promote decomposition and is a basic element that brings about destruction.
Skills it uses include Zio, Masukunda, Fog, and Dustma.
#41. Thor (Kishin)
The god of lightning and good harvests in Norse myth. He boasts a lively and honest personality as well as unparalleled strength. His iron hammer, Mjolnir, always crushes his enemies and returns to him no matter where he throws it and symbolizes a lightning strike.
Uses Hell Thrust, Maziodyne, Megaton Press, Muscle Punch, and Omagatoki: Pierce.
#40: Archangel (Divine)
A lesser angel placed eighth in the hierarchy of angels. He carries out the duty of conveying God’s will to humans. He is also a heavenly warrior and leads the forces of heaven in the fight against the forces of darkness.
Skills it uses include Agilao, Hama, Charge, Heat Wave, Wind Breath, Tarunda, and Critical Slash.