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Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)

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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })Shin Megami Tensei (Japanese for "True Reincarnation of the Goddess", though it has been kept as an Untranslated Title in English releases), also known as MegaTen, is a long-running series of JRPG Dungeon Crawlers and spinoffs developed and published by Atlus. In Japan, it has been a direct competitor to Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy for decades, while in the West it only gained real popularity with Persona 3 in 2006, despite numerous localizations going all the way back to the 1990s.Originally based on a novel series called Digital Devil Story, the games tend to involve using technology to summon and control mythological figures from nearly every culture on the planet, as well as the end of the world, deconstructions of common RPG storylines and far-out monster designs.Thematically, the series emphasises following your own beliefs: plots tend to revolve around the forces of Order and Chaos battling it out for supremacy, and you are generally given complete freedom in deciding which side is "right". If neither side takes your fancy, you can even kick both their butts and declare yourself as supreme ruler. Depending on the game, there may be other options.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })The games also tend to be Nintendo Hard. Elemental affinities, buffing and debuffing are far more effective than in most JRPGs and can make or break battles. In an aversion of Useless Useful Spell, instant death and ailment attacks are both effective and encouraged repeatedly. Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne further introduced the Press Turn battle system to the series, where hitting an enemy's elemental weakness would reward you with more actions while hitting their elemental strengths would cost you actions. Variations of Press Turn would go on to be adopted in multiple later MegaTen games, such as the "One More!" system in Persona 3, 4 and 5.While a majority of these games have been released outside Japan under the Shin Megami Tensei label since Nocturne, in Japan only a handful of them bear that name; the rest are unofficially known as MegaTen titles. The Persona, Devil Summoner, Digital Devil Saga, and Devil Survivor series are the best-known of these spinoffs in the US. Catherine, despite not being a series due to only being one game, is also a well known MegaTen game. Regardless, many include references to other MegaTen games and intra-franchise character cameos.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_3'); })
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Secret A.I. Moves
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Secret A.I. Moves: One of the most notable comes in Nocturne and Digital Devil Saga in the form of two moves (Beast Eye and Dragon Eye) that gives the enemy free actions for a puny mana cost. For the most part, only bosses have it, and you can't learn it. Shin Megami Tensei IV lets you FINALLY learn a special version called Guardian's Eye...but it requires a demon only obtainable from the last and most difficult DLC boss battle, can only be inherited through an extremely limited form of fusion, and costs an absurd 255 MP.
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Spell Levels
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Spell Levels: The series uses a basic form of suffixes and prefixes, but early games do not have an in-game manual for these. Learning to use them correctly is critical. The main attack spells in the series are a slew of elements, commonly Ice (Bufu), Fire (Agi), Electricity (Zio) and, depending on the game, either Wind (Garu) or Force (Zan). There's also Psychological (Psy), Nuclear (Frei), Earth (Magna/Tera), Gravity (Gry) and Water (Aqua). These basic elements have three tiers, basic (no suffix), medium (a variety of suffixes), and powerful (-dyne). Most of these can also have the Ma- prefix, which denotes that it hits the entire enemy party. Depending on the game's mechanics and the enemies at hand, this may or may not be desirable. The basic One-Hit Kill spells, Hama (Light/Expel) and Mudo (Darkness/Death) can also have the Ma- prefix, with or without the -on suffix, which denotes a better chance of hitting the enemy. There is a third tier, but they're generally exclusive to certain demons and thus do not follow the naming convention (Samsara or Judgment Light for Light, Die for Me! for Darkness). The basic healing spell, Dia, comes with two possible suffixes: -rama, more heal, and -rahan, full heal. The Ma- prefix comes back as Me-. The basic buff and debuff spells are only suffixes and prefixes: Taru- is physical attacks, Maka- is magical attacks, Raku- is defense, Sama- is magical defense, Suku- is speed, and De- removes stat changes. -kaja stands for buffs, -unda or -nda are debuffs. Depending on the mechanics of the game, they may or may not affect the entire party. If the latter is true, however, they also make use of the Ma- prefix. The basic Almighty attack is Megido, and it comes with two suffixes: -la (run for your life) and -laon (prepare for complete obliteration). Still, there are even deadlier Almighty spells, such as Black Viper, Morning Star, and Jihad/Antichthon. However, the only one that retains the naming convention, the most obscenely overpowered of them all, is Lucifer's exclusive Megidoladyne. -karn are one-time Reflect moves, Tetra- being any physical, and Makara- being any magical excluding Almighty and Standard Status Effects. Whether used as an item or as a move, it may affect only the user or the entire party depending on the game's mechanics. Both the demons with the move and the items are few and far between, and very expensive all around. Recarm is the basic revival skill, and Samarecarm revives at full life. Recarmdora / Recarmdra / Recarmloss variably fully heals all allies, revives all fallen allies, or heals and clears ailments, at the cost of either killing the caster or invoking HP to 1. Beyond this, there are a number of special attacks with other names. Still, those are the basics. As an addendum, the names of the moves have mythological context. For general spell names origins: "Agi" and "Bufu" comes from Sanskrit "Agni" and "bRhattuhinazarkara", the latter roughly means "great clumps of ice". "Zio" comes from Norse god Tyr, who had the nickname "Tivisco". "Garu" is an shortening of Hindu/Buddhist Garuda. "Hama" and "Mudo" come from Japanese (or, in the case of the latter, Spanish as well), and are rooted in Shinto exorcism. "Magna", "Tera", and "Aqua" come from Latin "magma", "terra", and "aqua". "Frei" comes from German folklore of the "Freischütz", a "freeshooter" who has a contract with the devil. "Dia" is Greek for "song". "Recarm" is a corruption of "reincarnation". "Megido" is from Biblical "Megiddo" (as in the root of "armageddon"). As you might guess, there are even more origins after this.
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Creator Cameo
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Creator Cameo: Both Cozy Okada and Kazuma Kaneko make cameo appearances in the first episode of the Devil Summoner live action TV series.
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Horsemen of the Apocalypse
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Horsemen of the Apocalypse: The Biblical four (White Rider, Red Rider, Black Rider, and Pale Rider) are a fixture throughout the series along with a couple other figures from the Book of Revelation, serving as Bonus Bosses and potentially allied demons, if you can beat them. They're often hard to find and always hard to beat. Strangely for an apocalyptic series, they tend to never be directly involved in the plots, instead showing up as optional side bosses.
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Romantic Fusion: You can have Hindu god Shiva and his wife Parvati as Mons in your party. In many games, fusing both of them will result in the demon Ardha, who is basically Shiva and Parvati combined together. This is also usually the only way to get Ardha in your party. Near the end of Digital Devil Saga, Serph and Sera died but their souls fused, forming the intersex Seraph. Futhermore, his/her Atma Avatar is Ardha.
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Dragon-in-Chief: YHVH loves having these. YHVH might be the (at least nominal) leader of the forces of Law, but He only shows up to fight in His true form in Megami Tensei II and Shin Megami Tensei II and Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final, which may have changed Him to pure Neutral Evil. Megami Tensei II: Satan/Mr. Suzuki. Shin Megami Tensei: Michael. Shin Megami Tensei II: Satan/Zayin again. Michael thinks he's remained this, but not this time. Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne: Kagutsuchi for the main game, Metatron for the Labyrinth of Amala. Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey: The Three Wise Men. Maybe. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Either Gabriel, who later becomes a part of Merkabah, or Mastema, though if it is the latter, then YHVH is actually good this time around, and Gabriel is the Big Bad for Law. In Blasted Tokyo, it's Pluto, followed by the Ancient of Days after the former's defeat. Shin Megami Tensei IV Final: Merkabah gets the role until it's revealed that both Merkabah and Lucifer, through their fused form Satan, are both this until the fusion.
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The Artifact
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The Artifact: The SMT version of Cerberus, excepting the Soul Hackers, Digital Devil Saga and Persona 3 incarnations, looks nothing like the Greek myth it's supposedly based on, looking more like a lion-maned wolf with a segmented, serpentine tail, and often with shell-like armor. This is because the original novel, and the anime based upon it, gave him this appearance, which was then followed by the Famicom Megami Tensei games. The first Super Famicom SMT game then paid homage to this design by allowing you to fuse Pascal, the protagonist's loyal Husky, with any demon in your stock, resulting in a "Cerberus" very similar to the above. Many other games in the franchise continued in this vein, with minor differences between one another. Likewise Loki, whose early appearance as a blue (or purple) scaly giant with fangs and a massive head of hair harks back to the OVA adaptation of the original novel. More recent games merely smoothed him out to purple skin instead of scales.
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Heroic Mime
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Some games work skillfully around this. In Digital Devil Saga, Serph is a Heroic Mime because he's based on the understanding Sera had on the real Serph. That is to say, she knew nothing about the real Serph. In Persona 3 and 4, the protagonists' arcanas are The Fool. One aspect of The Fool is chaos and creativity; in short, this means they are free to choose any personality they want.
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Darker and Edgier
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Darker and Edgier / Hotter and Sexier: Giten Megami Tensei is a bit of an odd duck in the series in that it's a mid-90s PC exclusive and as such has more freedom to show rather risque imagery. It has explicit sexual content, very intense gore, and some highly unsettling combinations thereof. Particularly infamous is the scene where Yuuka, semi-nude, is very graphically dismembered, decapitated and devoured by demons.
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Inexplicably Identical Individuals
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Inexplicably Identical Individuals: Though some games at least have the decency to at least put some color variations.
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Evil vs. Evil
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Evil vs. Evil: Order Versus Chaos. Messiah versus Gaia. YHVH versus Lucifer. The big question is who, if any, will you side with? Whether they are evil, or merely reflect the reality of a dark grey universe is up to you however.
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Cosmic Flaw
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Cosmic Flaw: According to Word Of God, a flaw in the universe turned God evil. No more detail has been given, and indeed the "flaw" has never been mentioned in the games themselves, which has led some fans to speculate that the statement was an I Meant to Do That designed to make the games more appealing to Western audiences.
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Global Currency Exception
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Global Currency Exception: Gemstones. Special traders pop every now and then and sell rare items in exchange for gems you may be given as gifts or as battle spoils, and there is no way to just pay regular money for it. Persona 3 has the antique shop owner, who offers Persona-boosting items and Social Links-related paraphernalia, and Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne has the Gem Trader, who sells a wide selection of items and even stat-boosting demons. Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon has Case Files requesting gems, and they can be used in fusion to power up the resulting demon. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse has Saint Germain's shop, which sells some of the most overpowered consumables in the game - if you're willing and able to pay him with your precious gemstones.
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Sacrificial Revival Spell
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Sacrificial Revival Spell: In some entries in the series, the Recarmdra spell will revive all fallen party members at the cost of killing the caster.
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Defeat Means Friendship
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Defeat Means Friendship: Well, not exactly "friendship", since most of the time you're making contracts with demons, not befriending them, but in most games in the series, defeating a boss demon gives you the ability to fuse them, once your level is high enough.
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Transhuman Treachery
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Transhuman Treachery: The vast amount of demon-human hybrids created by Fusion Dance present in the series are so blinded by their new powers they start allowing their ego and fanaticism to taint their judgment very quickly. There is very little if any mental deterioration, they just get drunk on power and proceed to jump off the slippery slope. After a while, their best answer to any problem is to blast the hell out of it.
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Order Versus Chaos
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Order Versus Chaos: A recurring theme. Law tends to be well-meaning but very Knight Templar about the whole thing. Chaos strongly emphasises freedom but in the form of a brutal Might Makes Right anarchy. Neutrality focuses on self-empowerment and the potential of humanity, as opposed to reliance on a greater force for guidance. Of course, Neutrality isn't completely good. The fact that most of the time the Neutral Ending brings back the world as it used to be doesn't help either. The classic Chaos has more or less split into two belief systems in later games where it's used. As mentioned under Characterization Marches On, the Social Darwinist aspects are seen as more or less outright evil, while the Rage Against the Heavens aspect is usually shown in a more antiheroic light.
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World of Badass
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World of Badass: Three options here. You start as a Badass. You become a Badass. You die. Choose.
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Multiple Endings
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Multiple Endings: Many of the games change the ending based on factors such as your alignment or other choices you made in the plot.
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Human Resources
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Human Resources: Magnetite/Magatsuhi/Red is an incredibly useful substance for dealing with demons, as it tastes great to them, even better than human flesh. However, no matter how you call it, it's actually refined from human brains/souls. Raidou mostly generates and uses his own to offer to his demonic contracts, but other uses have demons either farming it from humans/humanoid facsimiles, or humans using captured POWs, captured civilians/slaves and children to use their conditioned neurological tissue to harvest it. In the last case they also used a enslaved demon to help produce them better. Said demon being none other than a Magatsuhi from Japanese lore.
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Visual Pun
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Visual Pun: Many of the demons and monsters in this series have designs in this manner, the most infamous one is Mara.
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The Stoic
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The Stoic: Law characters are often depicted as this. Sometimes to a fault, showing up acting robotic, or occasionally being actual robots.
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JerkassGod
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In the main SMT series and some spinoffs: YHVH, a Jerkass representation of God created out of the human desire for order and control no matter the cost. Besides being leader of the LAW faction, YHVH is a Light Is Not Good Knight Templar usually responsible for whatever Crapsack World you find yourself in.
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Magic Is Rare, Health Is Cheap
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Magic Is Rare, Health Is Cheap: As an extension of this, there are skills that cast from MP and those that Cast From Hit Points. The latter can put you in danger, but are more economical since HP is easier to recover than PP.
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Alice Allusion
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Alice has the destructive "Die For Me!" attack: the deadliest Curse/Mudo-type One-Hit Kill move.
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Boss Banter
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Boss Banter: Nearly all MegaTen bosses will talk to you during battle to drop new plot points, or explain their motivations, or illustrate how they're completely nuts. Starting with IV, answering certain ways will have effects on the boss, either making them stronger or weaker.
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Stripperiffic
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Stripperiffic: Many female demons are outright Ms. Fanservice, and many male demons are guilty of providing Fanservice this way too.
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Artificial Human
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Artificial Human: Many characters in the Shin Megami Tensei II setting were genetically engineered in test tubes, and the Digital Devil Saga games feature biological "digital clones".
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Cute and Psycho
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Cute and Psycho: Many demons, like Pixie, Jack Frost or Alice, look extremely cute, but are also somewhat mentally unstable.
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The Sacred Darkness
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The Sacred Darkness: The Lady race features Black Maria, who is based off an interpretation of the Virgin Mary with black skin, and is stated to be a holy mother of the dark. Likewise, the demon Alciel, the "Black Sun", or "King of Gehenna" has added commentary in the Compendium saying darkness is a part of rebirth.
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Crapsack World
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Crapsack World: Shin Megami Tensei I starts out a mild version of this, and gets a lot worse. Shin Megami Tensei II has this as the default state since it follows the Neutral Path of the first game, though it can either get worse or better. Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne goes the route of the first game, but can be reversed, or made even worse. Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey has the potential to become this, but can be averted, although the gameplay setting is basically this. The Persona games and Shin Megami Tensei IV are set in a Crapsaccharine World setting that can be made a Crapsack World, and in the first half of the second game duology this actually does happen briefly in the ending, though the second half reverses this somewhat (though the fourth game lets you totally avert this in the true ending and actually improve the world setting from the game world default). Devil Survivor and Devil Survivor 2 can turn into this or be averted, depending on your choices.
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Creature-Breeding Mechanic
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Creature-Breeding Mechanic: Demons can be fused with one another, or in some games simply sacrificed, to create new demons. As, after a while, the leveling requirements increase far too sharply for demons to remain useful, unlike the human characters, this is the only alternative to negotiating with more powerful creatures.
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Changing of the Guard
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Changing of the Guard: While the demons generally remain the same, the original Shin Megami Tensei series always features a new main cast with each sequel. Similarly, each new numbered entry in the Persona series puts you in control of a new group of protagonists, with Spirit Advisor Igor the only constant.
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Winged Humanoid
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Some of the angels also play with the trope. While several of them go for the Winged Humanoid depiction, and others subvert it by using Talmudic depictions, Metatron and his twin Sandalphon are depicted as more machine than man. Symbolic of YHVH's desires for absolute control over humanity. Shin Megami Tensei IV extends the mechanical aspect to the four Archangels, but goes for a more eldritch aesthetic, with faces not on their heads but on other parts of the body. All of them angelic demons are usually fanatical followers of YHVH and his ideology.
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Infallible Babble
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Infallible Babble: In all the games, talking to the random NPCs scattered around will reveal quite a bit about the plot and future events of each game, usually long before the game actually brings them up. In some occasions, talking with everyone is the only way to progress.
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Principles Zealot
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Principles Zealot: When taking into account that Law endings are identified as creating utopias that last indefinitely into the future, Neutral is often interpreted as this by them. Due to being unwilling to kill people to get there, even though doing so would result in less suffering in the long run.
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Mythology Gag
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Mythology Gag: Cerberus is usually portrayed in the series with one head because that's how he was described in the original Digital Devil Story novel. Boomerangs back to accuracy in Digital Devil Saga, doubling as a series in-joke.
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Verbal Tic
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Verbal Tic: A number of demons exhibit distinct speech characteristics: some are intelligent and eloquent, others are thuggish and direct, some SPEAK IN ALL CAPS and some in ToRGo sPEeCh. And then there's the ver-hee recognizable speech pattern of Jack Frost and his fell-ho Jacks and Frosts, hee-ho!
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Karma Meter
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Karma Meter: "Your mother has been possessed by a demon and pleads with you to end her suffering. Do you kill her?" If "yes", you respect her wishes, you go Chaos. If "no", you respect societal taboos of not killing, you go Law.
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OddlyNamedSequel
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Oddly Named Sequel: Though usually they explain what it's all about.
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Spiritual Successor
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Spiritual Successor: There's a Konami-made smartphone game in Japan called Dragon Collection that's immensely popular. Its stable of monster cards is, shall we say suspiciously similar to the Shin Megami Tensei cast, and the old Devil Children spinoffs in particular.
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Master of None
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Master of None: Demons/Personas with perfectly balanced stats are fairly common and are typically not a good thing, as they tend to be weak at both physical and magic attacks; it's often better to have a collection of demons that specialize in either.
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Hurricane of Puns
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Hurricane of Puns: Everything about Mara. Mara is a demon from Buddhism that used various temptations on the Buddha to prevent him from achieving enlightenment. However, mara is also a slang term for "penis" in Japanese, which is fitting because it is generally shaped like one. It's common for Mara's attacks to have the Pierce effect and it is usually fire attribute, and weak to ice. In the Persona games its arcana will inevitably be Tower. And in Shin Megami Tensei IV and IV: Apocalypse most of the dialogue surrounding it will involve penis puns.
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Non-Indicative Name
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Non-Indicative Name: The Mons in the series are generally collectively known as "demons" for convenience despite many of them being, mythologically, the precise opposite of demons (i.e angels, Gods, and sometimes even humans). English text in the Japanese versions tends to call them "devils" instead, which is even less descriptive of some of the creatures' natures.
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Trial-and-Error Gameplay
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Enemy weaknesses requiring Trial-and-Error Gameplay to discover
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Recurring Element
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Recurring Element: Jack Frost and his relatives.
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Artifact Title
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Artifact Title: Only a few games in the "Goddess Reincarnation" series actually involve a reincarnated goddess: Izanami in Megami Tensei, Sophia in Shin Megami Tensei: NINE, Isis in Shin Megami Tensei Imagine, Mem Aleph in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, maybe Eve in Shin Megami Tensei I, and Shin Megami Tensei IV has Lady Danu through Nozomi in Rebirth of the Lady, Amaterasu in Resurrection of the Koushoushin, Ishtar in Ishtar, Goddess of Harvest, and the "goddess of Tokyo" being resurrected on the Neutral path.
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Awesome, but Impractical
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Awesome, but Impractical: Almighty spells bypass the usual Elemental Rock–Paper–Scissors system, and as such will deal damage without fear of being resisted or blocked. However, they also cannot hit weaknesses. To top it all off, Almighty attacks usually cost a lot of MP, so it's more efficient to just wail on the enemy with their weaknesses or even just elements they're neutral to.
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Bottomless Bladder
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Bottomless Bladder: The games rarely address every day needs like eating, sleeping or using the bathroom while you're fighting gods and demons. Persona 3, Persona 4 and Persona 5 are notable exceptions however, with "typical day" gameplay like sleeping, eating meals with friends and taking an extra bathroom break. Those activities can even affect the characters' stats.
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Autobots, Rock Out!
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Autobots, Rock Out!: Many MegaTen games since Nocturne have a Final Boss fight scored to an electric guitar rocking as hard as it can.
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Order Is Not Good
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Order Is Not Good: This franchise is one of the main users of the trope and sometimes makes people think that the Law side may even be worse than Chaos because of suppressing freedom and the genocide usually done for the sole purpose of satisfying a tyrant.
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Power-Upgrading Deformation
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Power-Upgrading Deformation: Whenever you choose to blend demon and human in any way, expect this to be a likely result. Note that this doesn't happen to everyone though.
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Enemy Within
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Enemy Within: In Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers, the timid Hitomi gets possessed by demonic Dark Action Girl Nemissa, and they immediately go on a shopping spree for black leather. In Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army, Kaya is cursed to be possessed by a demon, but actually gets taken over by a future Raidou Kuzunoha from the SMT timeline. Happens somewhat more literally in Persona 3 with the members of Strega; if they don't take inhibitor drugs, they'll lose control of their Personas. What this would entail is demonstrated by Chidori about halfway through the game, wherein her Persona attempts to strangle her during withdrawal.
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Fusion Dance
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Fusion Dance: Demons/Personas as a rule either level exceedingly slowly or simply do not have the necessary gumption to last for long given the brutal form of Sorting Algorithm of Evil the games tend to favor. So the series has, as noted above, a fusion system in which two or more participant demons are merged into a single one, allowing the resulting demon to inherit better stats and moves they would not have otherwise learned from their "parents". Most of the time, these take place in specialized places (the Cathedral of Shadows (a classic mainstay of the series), the Gouma-Den, the Velvet Room). However, there are a number of occasions in which a Demon Fusion Program has been used with compatible portable technology to fuse demons in the field (with the Demonica battlesuit, as a cellphone app, and with the COMP). Persona games until 3 have a Fusion System based on collecting base Persona cards from random battles and using those to create stronger Personas. Of note, too; both demons in the main series and Personas occasionally demonstrate an interest borne out of curiosity or powerlust in fusion. The imagery used in Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE suggests the fused demons are outright killed in fusion, but in other media it looks more like they unravel and the pieces fuse together. Mitama Fusions are used solely to power up a demon by increasing its stats or to impart specific moves to it, and do not change the demon. Elemental Fusions move a demon up or down the ranks of its race. Stronger Elements can move a demon up to two ranks above. Sacrificial Fusions in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne involve two demons and a sacrifice. The resulting demons inherit even better stats than if fused normally and can receive moves from all three participants. There are also some demons that can only be created this way. Special Fusions in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey always involve three or more demons. The recipes are fixed and cannot accept similar substitutes. Triangle, Cross, Pentacle and Hexagram Spread Fusions are also present in the latter Persona games. Persona 4 even has an example of Dodecagon Fusion. Aside from inter-demon fusion, the trope can also be applied in certain games when demons can be fused into various forms of weaponry, such as the first two games of the main franchise. Persona 3 has the Weapon Fusion system, in which new armaments can be created by fusing Personas into Nihil weapons. Both Raidou games feature demon forging, though only the first involves actually fusing the demon with the blade. Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey explores this trope's dark, dark places: the Evil Counterpart of the Investigation Project, Jack's Squad, never got the transmission of the series' signature fusion program or demon summoning program. So they just made do with what they had: instead of keeping their demons in their Demonicas, they just locked and trussed them in cells, and for fusion, they tore them to pieces and started checking what clicked with what. It's little surprise their results mostly involve Body Horror abominations.
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Deconstructor Fleet
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Deconstructor Fleet: A very odd case, in that they tear apart every trope related to Mons... while still being the Trope Maker. Devil Survivor does this the most, showing what would really happen in your typical Mons series when random bystanders (including children) suddenly gain the ability to command powerful demons. The answer: VERY BAD THINGS. One of the core deconstructions of the series is presenting the God of the Old Testament without any kind of Omniscient Morality License. The usual result is unambiguously maltheistic, though a couple of games leave that conclusion up to the player.
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Magic from Technology
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Magic from Technology: Devil Summoners throughout the franchise usually carry around a device —arm-mounted COMPs in the original games, pistol-mounted GUMPs in the Devil Summoner subseries, Nintendo DS-shaped COMPs in Devil Survivor, the Demonica in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey and a cellphone application in Devil Survivor 2 and Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse— that runs the Demon Summoning Program and allows the user to summon and control his or her Mons. And in Devil Survivor, it outright gives the user access to magic spells of his/her own.
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Humans Are Flawed
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Humans Are Flawed: A very important part of the Order Versus Chaos conflict. After all, both sides are only trying to help... each in their own way. Even when humans choose a balance they will likely crave the extremism of Law or Chaos eventually, resetting the conflict to begin anew.
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Deity of Human Origin
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Deity of Human Origin: In a number of the games, the gods are implied to be generated by the thoughts of humans. Other times it is the other way around. With even both being true depending on your perspective.
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Alignment-Based Endings
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Alignment-Based Endings: Many of the games have a choice between Order, Chaos or Neutral endings. What each alignment means can vary, however, and some of the games mix the formula up and go for endings that don't directly match up with these alignments.
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Mad Scientist
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Mad Scientist: STEVEN, Dr. Harada and Dr. Victor all qualify.
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Sex Sells
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Sex Sells: Aeria started advertising the MMORPG with this using demons. To be fair, a few of the demons are attractive, but others...
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Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism
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Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: Mostly set on the further ends of Cynical. God is usually an evil bastard, everyone sane is trying to use you to further their personal goals (which you will inevitably fall for, whether you like it or not) and everything else is trying to kill you. The more idealistic settings (like Persona games) are usually A World Half Full, however. The series has gradually gotten more and more idealistic as time has gone by; in newer games, you really can Earn Your Happy Ending if you don't lose hope. Even before that, most of the canon endings tend to be the relatively uplifting (by the franchise's standards) neutrality endings.
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OnceAnEpisode
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Once an Episode: Up until the fourth game, once per Persona series game, there would be a massive in-story retcon that made it so that the amount of people who actually remembered/knew about the events of the game are minimal, if not completely gone. The main series has this, too. For example, each numbered game has Beelzebub as a Bonus Boss.
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Celestial Paragons and Archangels
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Celestial Paragons and Archangels: The highest-ranking angels under YHVH are members of the Herald and Seraph races, like the Four Archangels, Metatron the Voice of God, Satan the Accuser and Mastema the Flatterer.
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Kill the Ones You Love
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Kill the Ones You Love: Many games with alignment routes have you killing off friends who don't align with you.
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Rare Candy
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Rare Candy: Incenses. They come for all stats, though, befitting the Nintendo Hard nature of the games, they are quite rare. In both Persona 2 games, you can get All Incenses from Fenrirs, which increase all stats. In Nocturne you can save-scum them by getting nine Lucky Tickets at the shop by buying stuff at 1000 macca intervals, save, and then buy at a tenth interval at the store. The owner will give you three boxes to choose from; sometimes they may have an incense inside, depending if you open it on a certain Kagutsuchi phase. You can also get Incenses from golden chests, also depending on Kagutsuchi phase.
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Boring, but Practical
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Boring, but Practical: Life Stones. Unlike most other healing items, they always restore a fraction of HP rather than a fixed quantity, so while they're not the biggest healing items, they'll always be effective no matter the max HP of whoever you're healing. On top of that, in games involving demon negotiation, Life Stones are very common negotiation tokens, so it's never a bad idea to hoard them in case you need to bribe a demon into joining you; having one can make the difference between a demon joining you and "The demon suddenly attacked!" Stat buff spells in most games, particularly Rakukaja (raises party defense), Tarunda (lowers enemy party offense), and the Suku- (hit/evasion) spells (especially in games with the Press Turn system). Get used to spamming them at the beginnings of boss fights, unless you want bosses like Matador to make you learn the hard way. Dekaja just wipes away any buffs an enemy has. And yet it's one of the most important skills out there, especially against bosses who boost themselves up. While bosses may react by re-applying the buffs, a turn spent doing so is also a turn not spent attacking you. The series uses Elemental Rock–Paper–Scissors quite a bit. Every element, including basic physical attacks, has at least a few targets that are weak to it, resist it, nullify it, absorb it as health, or reflect it back at the attacker, and recklessly hitting an elemental immunity can sometimes result in a turn penalty. The exception to this is the Almighty element; nothing across the entire series resists Almighty damage (barring a few superbosses), and it can't be reflected by Attack Reflector spells. However, nothing is weak to Almighty damage, the skills cost a lot of resources to cast, and you can't get critical hits with any Almighty attack. The result of all this is an element that provides unremarkable but consistent damage and effects, and is good for bypassing resistances, if you can keep up with its high cost. Physical skills tend to be this in games that employ Magic Is Rare, Health Is Cheap. In most games, these skills deduct HP instead of SP to use, and it's easier to recover HP with items or healing spells than it is to recover SP since items that restore SP are scarce. This means that, against foes that don't resist physical, it becomes more efficient to use these skills plus healing items and save SP for buffs/debuffs (see above) and healing.
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Yet Another Stupid Death
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Yet Another Stupid Death: Many a gamer have been humbled after moments of hubris. Common ways of dying: getting back attacked and having your weaknesses exploited endlessly, getting hit by a Hama or Mudo spell, using the wrong skill at a crucial moment because you weren't paying enough attention, being able to always counter with a physical attack for ludicrous damage and then being glanced by a lowly demon that repels physical attacks.
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Pop Quiz
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Digital Devil Saga 2: Magatama Ammo: complete a series of Pop Quiz Random Encounters, then beat a Bonus Boss in the The Very Definitely Final Dungeon.
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Soaperizing
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Soaperizing: Persona 3 and its sequel games Persona 4 and Persona 5, while still RPGs, add Dating Sim elements. These games are INSANELY popular, and Persona 3 was the mainstream English market introduction to the Shin Megami Tensei franchise.
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Recurring Extra
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Recurring Extra: The master of the Cathedral of Shadows and the owner of Rag's Shop.
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Degraded Boss
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Degraded Boss: Former bosses may return as Elite Mooks. This may cost them their best moves, but occasionally they also wind up being recruitable. This is occasionally inverted, with buffed up versions of normal enemies showing up as sub-bosses.
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Humans Are Bastards
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Of course, Neutrality isn't completely good. The fact that most of the time the Neutral Ending brings back the world as it used to be doesn't help either.
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Curb-Stomp Battle
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Curb-Stomp Battle: Typical after Nocturne, the press turn system makes almost every battle this for both sides, either you crush the enemies without even allowing them to attack you once, or they kill half your characters in a single turn.
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Limited Move Arsenal
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Limited Move Arsenal: Most MegaTen games give your party members a limited number of skill slots, and force them to permanently forget old skills to make room for new ones. Digital Devil Saga and humans in Devil Survivor do have the option to re-equip old abilities from a skill pool though.
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Adaptational Heroism
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Adaptational Heroism: The various demons change morality from installment to installment to suit the story but one that consistently gets this trope is Ishtar. In real-life Mesopotamian Mythology she was an exceedingly unpleasant deity even in comparison to Old Testament YHVH who frequently killed people, sent natural disasters to them, or turned them into animals for fun. At one point in The Epic of Gilgamesh she threatens to raise the dead and have them eat the living, in the earliest known reference to a Zombie Apocalypse in human history. Her only totally altruistic quality was her love for her husband Tammuz (despite frequently cheating on him), whom she saved from Nergal every year to bring spring to the world. In SMT she's a helpful, nurturing mother goddess who is frequently abused by YHVH essentially just for being from a competing pantheon, and often ends up being forcibly turned into the demon Astaroth by Him.
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Climax Boss
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Climax Boss: As a general rule of thumb, any boss that you fight immediately before an alignment lock or as a consequence of locking in your alignment.
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Unicorn
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Unicorn: Appears as a recruitable demon/Persona.
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Guest-Star Party Member
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Persona 4: Izanagi-no-Ookami: get the Golden Ending, then reach level 91 on New Game+.
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Manipulative Bastard
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Lucifer is a Manipulative Bastard who's a big fan of Social Darwinism and anarchy. God is a vain tyrant who only cares about humans if they're worshipping Him and loves to hand out Fates Worse Than Death. Some portrayals of them are more mild or sympathetic than others, but are few and far between.
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Bittersweet Ending
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Bittersweet Ending: Even though most MegaTen games end with you defeating the Big Bad, you've usually been forced to sacrifice yourself or kill your friends after they suffered an Evil Makeover. Going for Law and Chaos generally goes towards the bitter side, while Neutral goes towards the middle.
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My Real Daddy
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Additionally, many of the demon designs (at least those by Kazuma Kaneko) are profusely illustrated and almost always have tiny details that reveal a lot about the demons. For instance, examining Incubus' artwork reveals a small bolt chained to his ankle. Succubus, on the other hand, has a similar chain, with a matching nut...
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Summoning Ritual
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Summoning Ritual: Shown occasionally. Mekata's ruined ritual in Shin Megami Tensei II, Mara's summoning in Nocturne and the Seraph summoning in Strange Journey are some examples. Taken into a broader context, the series' summoning and fusion technology is this ever since the first Digital Devil Story, as you are tributing lesser demons in exchange for a more powerful one turning up to serve you. When viewed like this, it's little surprise hexagrams (traditional summoning emblems) have been used as the series' brand logos.
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Alternate Continuity
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Alternate Continuity: The franchise has multiple conflicting continuities running through its numerous games. The "main" SMT continuity, which involves an ongoing war between the forces of Lucifer and God being waged across The Multiverse. SMT I, NINE, Imagine and SMT II occur in one of these universes. Shin Megami Tensei if..., Nocturne, Strange Journey, SMT IV, Apocalypse and the first Devil Survivor occur in various Alternate Universes. And the Raidou Kuzunoha games occur in an Alternate Timeline of the original SMT continuity due to a number of factors. Devil Summoner and Soul Hackers take place in their own even more Cyber Punk universe, though some version of events in the Raidou Kuzunoha games also occured here. The Persona continuity, which involves various Anthropomorphic Personifications of the Collective Unconscious interfering in humanity's affairs. Persona 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and the various other Persona spinoffs happen here. Alternate versions of the events seen in Shin Megami Tensei if... and the Devil Summoner games also happen in this continuity. Digital Devil Saga takes place in a Hindu Mythology-centric continuity, though the appearance of avatars of characters from SMT II suggests it may be connected to the "main" SMT multiverse. A long line of "dead" continuities, including: the original Megami Tensei continuity (MT 1, MT 2 and the Digital Devil Story novels); the Majin Tensei strategy game continuity; the Pokemon-esque Devil Children/DemiKids continuity; and the Dragon Quest-esque Last Bible continuity. And a few one-shot alternate continuities, such as Devil Survivor 2 (which is completely separate from Devil Survivor), Giten Megami Tensei and Catherine.
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Utopia Justifies the Means
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Utopia Justifies the Means: The standard assumption of the Law alignment.
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Characterization Marches On
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The classic Chaos has more or less split into two belief systems in later games where it's used. As mentioned under Characterization Marches On, the Social Darwinist aspects are seen as more or less outright evil, while the Rage Against the Heavens aspect is usually shown in a more antiheroic light.
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Butt-Monkey
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Notable in that, from SMT 2 onward, they practically become the cosmic Butt Monkeys of the franchise; in SMT 2 they're basically abandoned by God and are running Tokyo Millennium in a hilariously inept fashion and orchestrated the creation of the Messiah and crew in the first place, which blew up in their faces when Aleph carved their shit in; then, in Digital Devil Saga 2, they show up as bonus bosses; talking about the events of SMT 2, no less: except now they've reincarnated as humans in a different universe and hunger for the blood and flesh of man just like any other demon. You'd think they'd give the Big Man the finger after all that, but they are planning to do everything they did before again.
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Neutrality Backlash
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Neutrality Backlash: Neither Law nor Chaos likes it when you decide to go for Neutral. Averted somewhat in that they will often be nicer to you than if you chose the other side.
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Dueling Messiahs
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Dueling Messiahs: You are always free to choose which faction you wish to support.
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Humans Are the Real Monsters
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Humans Are the Real Monsters: While the demons are Obviously Evil, sometimes humans commit horrible atrocities that even the most bloodthirsty of demons get squicked out by. Two examples include Captain Jack from Strange Journey, who dabbles in experimenting on unwilling demons en masse as well as kidnapping a human and trying to fuse them with a demon, and Tayama the Ashura-kai ringleader in Shin Megami Tensei IV, who has his henchmen kidnap Tokyo dwellers (especially critics of the Ashura-kai) and extract neurotransmitters from them to make demon-quelling Red Pills.
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Biodata
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Biodata: A key plot point in Digital Devil Saga and Devil Survivor 2. In the former, it's explained all matter ultimately boils down to data, which can be recycled and modified (through the Sea of Milk in the Junkyard and the Sun in the real world) and the demon transformation (the virus merely unlocks the demonic data that exists in every human soul), while the latter explains, along with the Akashic Records, how Polaris is deleting the world, how can he be stopped and how everything can be restored.
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Useless Useful Spell
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Useless Useful Spell: Completely and utterly averted. Debuff/buff abilities can determine whether you win or lose a fight and the instant death spells are actually damn useful. In fact, if your enemy happens to be weak to death/expel, the various death spells are pretty much a guaranteed kill (and are in fact the easiest way to kill certain otherwise-nigh-invincible mooks). Otherwise you still get a 1-in-3 hit rate that you can boost. And debuff success rates are affected by Elemental Rock–Paper–Scissors (where applicable), which is useful at early levels. And Standard Status Effects are a perfectly valid and abusable tactic, being capable of turning a wave of Demonic Spiders into a guaranteed Epic Fail.
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Gods Need Prayer Badly
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Gods Need Prayer Badly: The demons, angels, monsters, and spirits only exist in many of the games because people remember and believe in them. Oddly, if the supernatural creatures believe hard enough, they create fake duplicates of other supernatural entities. This is more clearly seen in Shin Megami Tensei II, with the False YHVH fought after the death of the Archangels. This has some interesting bearing in the game. In general, the more people in Real Life that believe in a particular god/demon/angel/etc., the stronger they are in game. God, Lucifer, and the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, Raphael and Uriel are obvious examples, but Shiva and Vishnu, both primary gods in Hindu (which remains one of the oldest active religions in the world) are also among the strongest. Exceptions do exist though, like Metatron (less than one quarter of one percent of the world's population are Jewish) being among the strongest. The Persona games use this to explain why various incarnations of death and madness are ready to end the world... they're doing it because humanity (or sometimes a few select individuals) secretly want them to. If not for that, those Eldritch Abominations would be completely harmless. The only deities to avert this trope so far is Nyx from Persona 3.
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SocialDarwinist
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Though this tends to be true only in games that aren't as directly Law versus Chaos, and Lucifer is always a Social Darwinist Manipulative Bastard through and through no matter what game he appears in.
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It's the Only Way to Be Sure
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It's the Only Way to Be Sure: The Law faction, more often than not, decides to nuke the hell out of those that disagree with it. Shin Megami Tensei I is particularly famous for this.
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Simplified Spellcasting
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Simplified Spellcasting: Sure, really, you could actually use the lengthy, difficult and tedious ritual to summon demons and bind them into your service... but really, once you have the whole thing into a handy smartphone app, why bother?
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Standard Status Effects
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And Standard Status Effects are a perfectly valid and abusable tactic, being capable of turning a wave of Demonic Spiders into a guaranteed Epic Fail.
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Full-Circle Revolution
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Full-Circle Revolution: Shin Megami Tensei IV sadly notes that it really doesn't matter whether you choose Law, Chaos, or Neutral; eventually, a new guy who longs for whatever it is that you gave up will turn up, dethrone you, and kick back everything you made back into nothing. It's pretty much the reason Order Versus Chaos can never end.
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Early Installment Weirdness
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Early Installment Weirdness: In the SNES games, you need to pay Macca just to summon your demons from your COMP, and they continuously use up Magnetite in order to survive outside of the COMP. This was dropped in later games, where you can summon your demons without any charge and keep them out as long as their HP doesn't hit 0. Older games in the series are in first person perspective. This was dropped during the PSX era, but started making a resurgence in some recent games. Some of the earlier localizations in the series, namely those of Persona and Last Bible, were given the title "Revelations" ("Revelations: Persona" and "Revelations: The Demon Slayer" respectively), perhaps suggeseting that this was originally intended to be the localized Market-Based Title for the franchise as a whole. This was eventually dropped in favor of simply using "Shin Megami Tensei".
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No Points for Neutrality
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No Points for Neutrality: Averted. Neutral is one of the three alignment factions; while Law represents YHVH and angels, and Chaos represents Lucifer and demons, Neutral represents Humanity, a force not inherently bound by Law's rules or Chaos's machinations. This is why humans are so important to both sides.
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Olympus Mons
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Olympus Mons: Several extremely powerful demons are able to be recruited or fused throughout the series, including top members of the Norse, Egyptian, Japanese pantheons and Outer Gods. And then there's the case of recruiting the Olympians themselves.
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Our Demons Are Different
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Our Demons Are Different: The definition is as broad as possible: basically, legendary monsters, mythical deities, and even certain historical humans of all types—good, evil, whatever—they're all called demons here, even the angels. Which is actually the original definition of the word 'daemon', anyway.
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Cast From Hit Points
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Cast From Hit Points: Physical attacks cost HP to use, except in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Persona,and Persona 2. This is why physical attackers go hand in hand with tanks.
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The Heartless
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In the Persona continuity: the collective weakness in mankind's hearts, which inevitably forms into a God of Evil Omnicidal Maniac who's usually the Man Behind the Man of the latest world ending plot. Nyarlathotep in particular stands out due to being the "Satan" equivalent to Philemon's "God", at least as far as the personifications-of-the-unconscious folks go, but he has been dormant since Persona 2 (as is Philemon, although the butterflies seen in the later games suggest that he's still around, just opts to be passive).
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Affably Evil
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Lucifer is occasionally portrayed as an Affably Evil Anti-Villain, and indeed, part of the playthroughs of the games seems to indicate that Lucifer/Chaos route is the best choice to make, since YHVH and the angels almost always have the policy of Kill 'Em All and start over whenever things look like they're getting out of hand. Even when God is defeated, he usually gives a speech along the lines of "As long as humanity is too weak to look for their own answers, their weakness will create a belief in me that brings me back to life again and again and again! MWAHAHAAH!" Though this tends to be true only in games that aren't as directly Law versus Chaos, and Lucifer is always a Social Darwinist Manipulative Bastard through and through no matter what game he appears in.
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Lotus-Eater Machine
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Lotus-Eater Machine: The residents of Arcadia think they live in a cozy paradise, but they're all hooked up to machines. Arcadia was a prototype for the Thousand Year Kingdom; if YHVH had his way, all the humans worshiping him would share the same fate as those in Arcadia. It is even worse on the Law route as the Megiddo Arc kills off all life on Earth, even those in Arcadia.
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Saving the World
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The Persona series, as you're usually Saving the World with The Power of Friendship, instead of watching your friends turn on you after the world's already been destroyed.
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Bragging Rights Reward
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Bragging Rights Reward: Beating the toughest enemy in a MegaTen game will often net you abilities / equipment / party members you're already too powerful to need. Beating the Bonus Boss in Persona 3 or Persona 4 will net you a Nigh-Invulnerability accessory, even though you'll already have nigh invulnerable Persona. Beating Bonus Boss Lucifer on New Game+ in Devil Survivor and Raidou vs King Abaddon will add him as an Optional Party Member, but you'll already have a party powerful enough to beat the game.
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Yin-Yang Bomb
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Yin-Yang Bomb: The entire point of Devil Children: Book of Light and Book of Dark for the GBA. Also, Naoto Shirogane has a Persona which uses both Hama and Mudo skills. Daisoujou in Nocturne loves using Mahamaon/Mamudoon for instant game overs if you don't have some kind of protection. He also already starts with both Mahamaon and Mamudoon when you fuse him. Persona 3 FES gives us Messiah, an explicit reference to, well, Jesus. Thanks to the personas required for the fusion and the inheritance rules, Messiah will inherit Die For Me!, which will actually be his most useful skill, despite an inherent weakness to darkness. Thanatos, the top Death-arcana persona, is weak to light but learns Mahamaon — presumably so the player can later have Messiah inherit it, but most delete it... and many plot twists later, the irony is delicious.
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Dark Is Not Evil
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Dark Is Not Evil: A major offender of this trope. To counter the Crapsack World, you have the option to ally with The Dark Side in order to produce a peaceful world. Devil Survivor stands out for one of it's endings running on this trope.
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Reforged into a Minion
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Reforged into a Minion: Almost every boss and miniboss can be subject to this. Once you've killed them once, you have the right to summon them at an adequate level.
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Charged Attack
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Charged Attack: Of a sort — many games have a skill called Charge or Focus that multiplies the power of the user's next physical attack by 250%, and a similar skill called Mind Charge or Concentrate that does the same for the next magic attack. These skills are often used in conjunction with high-power, high-MP/HP attack skills to inflict massive damage with more efficient use of resources. These temporary buffs cannot be dispelled, not even with Dekunda, for the most part, so the only real defense is to guard if the game allows it or bring in party members who can resist or block the incoming attack, unless the attack pierces resistances.
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The Goomba
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The Goomba: The lowest level members of the Fairy and Jirae races tend to be the first recruitable demons encountered in the mainline games, with the exception of the IV duology. These two tend to be Pixie and Knocker, but II uses High Pixie for the former and Nocturne uses Kodama for the latter.
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Eviler Than Thou
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Eviler Than Thou: All five "main" Shin Megami Tensei games have everyone trying to one-up each other.
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Vicious Cycle
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Vicious Cycle: Oh, yes. The Conception, the Schwartzwelt, and the rise and fall of many of the series' gods and spirits.
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Back Stab
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Surprise attacks causing one turn kills.
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Teleportation Misfire
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Teleportation Misfire: The series proper began with a teleportation experiment gone wrong, in which a demon was accidentally dragged to the mortal realm.
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Call a Rabbit a
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In Digital Devil Saga, there's a 50% chance during every new moon- excuse us, MIN Solar Noise that your characters will be cured of any ailments that they are suffering from. Also, the selling price of Cells is at its highest during MAX Solar Noise. In the sequel, Digital Devil Saga 2, there is a chance during 7/8 or MAX Solar Noise- sorry, Solar Data that you will enter battle in Berserk Form.
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IntercontinuityCrossover
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Intercontinuity Crossover: Quite a few games have overtly featured characters from a different continuity in a major role.
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Disc-One Nuke
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Disc-One Nuke: Exploiting random demon or skill mutations or even just knowing which demon to level up to cover certain weaknesses in many of the games' fusion and level-up systems can net you high level skills or fairly powerful demons extremely early in a playthrough.
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Contractual Boss Immunity
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Downplayed in IV: Apocalypse, where Light and Dark skills now do damage like other elemental spells, with only their instant-kill properties triggering if the user casts one of these spells while under Smirk status. In fact, some bosses have Light or Dark as a weakness; they just won't die instantly even if the spell they're weak to is Smirk-cast.
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HP to 1
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Recarm is the basic revival skill, and Samarecarm revives at full life. Recarmdora / Recarmdra / Recarmloss variably fully heals all allies, revives all fallen allies, or heals and clears ailments, at the cost of either killing the caster or invoking HP to 1.
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Really 700 Years Old
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Really 700 Years Old: Why Steven from Shin Megami Tensei I is alive in the sequel, which is set a hundred years later? He became a entity that exists beyond time and space. He reveals this in Shin Megami Tensei II where he explains why balance is needed between Law and Chaos, and even beyond that, he goes on to return in Shin Megami Tensei IV. Of course, how he did it is unknown.
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Save Scumming
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Save Scumming: Considering that IV has no defense stat and as such enemies can and will rapidly eat you for breakfast, you'll be thankful you can.
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Save-Game Limits: You typically can only save at set points, such as Terminals. Shin Megami Tensei IV breaks tradition by letting you save anywhere.
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Omniscient Morality License
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One of the core deconstructions of the series is presenting the God of the Old Testament without any kind of Omniscient Morality License. The usual result is unambiguously maltheistic, though a couple of games leave that conclusion up to the player.
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As Long as There is Evil
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As Long as There is Evil: Many antagonists in series can never be truly destroyed as long as some negative aspect of the universe exists. YHVH: As long as even one person believes in the need for order and rules to be obeyed, or as long as one person believes in or desires a Supreme Being. Lucifer: As long as humans long for freedom. Shinado: as long as despair exists. Nyarlathotep, Erebus, Izanami, Kagutsuchi, and Yaldabaoth: As long as humans are self-destructive, want to die, ignore the truth, or desire absolute order. The Schwartzwelt: As long as humans carelessly abuse nature. The White: As long as humans despair about being prisoners of some predetermined "fate".
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You Kill It, You Bought It
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You Kill It, You Bought It: Certain demons must be defeated for the right of summoning them as minions. In Devil Survivor, you gain several stat points when destroying the Bel demons, as you are essentially consuming the demon and adding its powers to your own. It's also a key Junkyard rule in Digital Devil Saga, and its breakdown in favor of The Power of Friendship and simple ambition is a major plot point.
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Fallen Angel
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Fallen Angel: Many. Lucifer, the entire Ars Goetia, Grigori, Mithras and others are this to a greater or lesser degree. Kazfiel is unique in that he still is Law and part of the Herald/Divine races while Samael switches between Law and Chaos since his true alignment is a mystery.
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Mechanical Lifeforms
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Mechanical Lifeforms: The hardiest and most powerful Angels. Being obsessive creatures of Law, this makes it a case of Fridge Brilliance.
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The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard
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The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: And how! Generally shows up in two ways: The Dragon Eye move, which gives all enemies extra turns, and demons you control never have the chance to learn it. A variant called Guardian's Eye finally becomes learnable in Shin Megami Tensei IV, but as the single most expensive spell in the game, at a whopping 255 MP, and on top of that, unlocking the spell requires acquiring a demon only available through beating the hardest DLC boss in the game. And physical skills, which are Cast From HP when you use them, but enemies can use them willy-nilly. It's worth noting that these are not universal; it depends on the game. And, significantly, the computer does not cheat dice rolls, significant because almost every spell has a chance of inflicting a status effect.
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Satan is Good
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Satan is Good: Well, not good, but a lot more agreeable than the other guy. Lucifer is occasionally portrayed as an Affably Evil Anti-Villain, and indeed, part of the playthroughs of the games seems to indicate that Lucifer/Chaos route is the best choice to make, since YHVH and the angels almost always have the policy of Kill 'Em All and start over whenever things look like they're getting out of hand. Even when God is defeated, he usually gives a speech along the lines of "As long as humanity is too weak to look for their own answers, their weakness will create a belief in me that brings me back to life again and again and again! MWAHAHAAH!" Though this tends to be true only in games that aren't as directly Law versus Chaos, and Lucifer is always a Social Darwinist Manipulative Bastard through and through no matter what game he appears in. The completely separate Satan, who serves God, will also help you stop an Omnicidal Maniac God if you take the Law path in SMT II, and again in Apocalypse.
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Attack Reflector
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Attack Reflector: The Reflect attribute. Tetrakarn and Makarakarn work like this for physical and magical attacks, respectively. Almighty damage, however, doesn't trigger them.
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Blue Means Cold
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Blue Means Cold: Whenever someone is frozen, they turn blue. All ice spells have blue motifs. Jack Frost wears blue.
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Nintendo Hard
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Nintendo Hard: Even modern MegaTen games use classic RPG tropes that can make a player want to cry. Surprise attacks causing one turn kills. Enemies with One-Hit Kill spells. High Random Encounter rates. Enemy weaknesses requiring Trial-and-Error Gameplay to discover
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Brain Monster
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Brain Monster: The demon Omoikane isn't evil, but is a floating brain with tentacles nevertheless.
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New Game+
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New Game+: Most of the recent games include extra content only available on a second run. You can also carry over a varying amount of content from your previous run, such as your money, Demon/Persona Compendium, and even your experience level, although some games like Shin Megami Tensei IV give you the option of wiping most of your content for a challenge.
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BadassNormal
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Badass Normal: The first two protagonists couldn't even cast Magic, yet they end up dominating angels, demons and legends with nothing but swords and guns.
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Spirit Advisor
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Similarly, each new numbered entry in the Persona series puts you in control of a new group of protagonists, with Spirit Advisor Igor the only constant.
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The Extremist Was Right
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The Extremist Was Right: Depending on your interpretation of events. If you consider Law, Chaos, or Neutral correct, this will be a staple for a large amount of the plots.
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Random Encounters
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High Random Encounter rates.
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Gag Penis
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Mara and "Maralagidyne". Oh, yuck.
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Signature Move
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Signature Move: Many. Notable in that they are only very rarely passable to other monsters / Personas through fusion inheritance, limiting you to using that specific demon if you really want to use the move. Alice has the destructive "Die For Me!" attack: the deadliest Curse/Mudo-type One-Hit Kill move. The equivalent Hama move ("Die For Me!" counts as Mudo) is "Samsara", traditionally possessed by Daisoujou. Metatron has Fire of Sinai, a rain of Almighty-type holy fire. Beelzebub has Death Flies, a swarm of, again, Almighty-type monstrous black flies that either fully devour you in one go or leave you half-eaten with very little hope to survive. Huang Long has Celestial Ray. Huge Almighty damage and random Standard Status Effects. Surt, the fire giant from Norse Mythology has his signature Fire spell Ragnarok. Sometimes, Loki, Thor and Odin join in the fun with Niflheim, Thunder Reign and Panta Rhei. Mara and "Maralagidyne". Oh, yuck. From Persona 2, we have everyone and their dog. The entry for this trope in that page has thirty two names in it. Persona 5 has at least one for every boss, but special mention goes to the protagonist's Sinful Shell. Every Fiend has a signature move in Nocturne: Matador has Red Capote and Andalucia, Daisojou has Preach and Meditation, Hell Biker has Hell Exhaust and Hell Burner, White Rider has God's Bow, Red Rider has Terrorblade, Black Rider has Soul Divide, Pale Rider has Pestilence, the Harlot has Beast Roar and Trumpeter has Evil Melody and Holy Melody. Others examples are Skadi (Earthquake), Amaterasu (Godly Light), Dante (his entire moveset), Pazuzu (Wet Wind) Kurama Tengu (Starlight), Mada (Intoxicate), Valkyrie (Soul Recruit), Mithra (Death Pact) and Dionysius (Wine Party). Each of the Conception gods has at least one: Ahriman has Hell's Call and Apocalypse, Noah has Domination and Baal Avatar has Bael's Bane. In Apocalypse, the Fiends all get a renamed Meditation and at least one of their skills from Nocturne in addition to new ones for David and the DLC Fiend: Haunting Rhapsody for David, Andalusia for Matador, God's Bow for White Rider, Blade of Terror for Red Rider, Soul Divide for Black Rider, Pestilence for Pale Rider, Evil Melody for Trumpeter, Death Lust and Babylon Goblet for Mother Harlot, and Zenki's Axe, Goki's Water Wall, and Peacock's Incantation for En no Ozuno. On a different angle, many of the Demi-fiend exclusive attacks can be seen like this. Highlights include Freikugel, Magma Axis, Gaea Rage, and Deadly Fury. Many bosses have signature moves that are pretty relevant to the mythology behind them. Harihara has Chaturbuja, Vaikunta and Three Worlds (changed to Reincarnate in english), Brahman has Brahma Sutra and Izanami has Thousand Curses. For the Law and Chaos heroes, Jimenez and Zelenin have Left Hand and Right Hand respectively. Belial has Sodom's Fire/Fire of Gomorrah, and Nebiros has Necromancy, while Lilith has Temptation. The Digital Devil Saga bosses have some of these. For instance, Hayagriva has Fire Storm and Skewer, Camazotz has the Guard ability and later on, Zotzilaha Bane, Usas has Seraph Lore, Rahu has Dragon Quake and Dragon Thrash, Cerberus has Pyriphlegethon, Varin Omega has Hunger Wave.
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EliteMook
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In fact, if your enemy happens to be weak to death/expel, the various death spells are pretty much a guaranteed kill (and are in fact the easiest way to kill certain otherwise-nigh-invincible mooks). Otherwise you still get a 1-in-3 hit rate that you can boost.
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Hello, [Insert Name Here]
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Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Most of the protagonists in the series are nameless until you name them. However, there are many notable instances of playing with this trope. For instance, Tatsuya and Flynn have default names that can be changed, while Maya and Serph are stuck with those. Shin Megami Tensei II even uses it as a gameplay mechanic; if you do not name the characters, you are pushed towards Law.
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Mercy Rewarded
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Mercy Rewarded: In some games, if you have almost wiped out an enemy team, with only one enemy remaining, he can throw in the towel and beg for mercy. Grant it, and he can either leave with no more fuss, demonstrate his thanks with some trinket or cash, decide you're cool enough to sign up with, or invoke I Surrender, Suckers and go for a last stab.
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Fighting Your Friend
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Fighting Your Friend: Sorry. But unfortunately, with the fate of the world in the line, philosophy differences will destroy the tightest friendships.
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Ultimate Blacksmith
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Ultimate Blacksmith: Fusion masters (the Master of the Cathedral of Shadows and Dr. Victor) have a good claim to the title due to the sheer quality of the weaponry they provide.
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Guide Dang It!
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Guide Dang It!: If you want to get certain skills on certain demons, you WILL need to consult several fusion charts and skill charts (doing it the old fashioned way of chart-making is practically a Self-Imposed Challenge). Getting the best ending by yourself is a Self-Imposed Challenge.
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Character-Magnetic Team
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Character-Magnetic Team: Many demons may approach you and outright offer to join you with no more than a few questions asked.
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Baphomet
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Baphomet: A recurring demon in the franchise, being a member of the Vile race or the Devil Arcana. Baphomet typically are early-to-mid-games demons and learn Fire, Dark, and ailments skills.
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Demon Lords and Archdevils
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Demon Lords and Archdevils: A fair bit of less than nice guys from mythology (Surt, Loki, Beelzebub, Mara, Arioch) have made their niche.
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What the Hell, Player?
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What the Hell, Player?: Demons will often call you "the real demon" when you toss them into a fusion.
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Awakening the Sleeping Giant
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Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Every time Law and Chaos screw with Humanity, they risk a harsh lesson on why they need our power.
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Grey-and-Gray Morality
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Grey-and-Gray Morality: One of the biggest draws of the franchise is its incredibly grey conflict. All three alignments - Law, Neutral and Chaos - all have their positive and negative representatives, alongside their good and bad aspects. Law and Chaos at its worst tend to be very forceful in regards to their ideology, but they consistently raise good points in regards to their ideals, especially when you consider the normally-optimistic Neutral endings to prolong the conflict until either Law or Chaos wins. The only exception to this rule is Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, since that game takes place in a unique universe where Law and Chaos are puppets of YHVH - and even then, it also indefinitely proves that Neutral can be just as extreme as Law and Chaos. At the end of the day, the game encourages you to choose the path you agree with the most, above all else.
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The Horseshoe Effect
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The Horseshoe Effect: Law and Chaos aren't as different as they'd like to think. Especially where their methods are concerned.
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Total Party Kill
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Light and Darkness spells. They come in two orders each, one more likely to connect than the other. It is possible to find variations of them all which are capable of hitting all enemy targets, setting up for a Total Party Kill on either side.
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ColorCodedForYourConvenience
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Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Law is blue and white; Chaos is red and black. Played With in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey: strike team has red on their uniforms (except the protagonist) and science has blue. Zelenin is science, Jimenez is strike team. Take a wild guess what factions they each support in the end. Oddly enough, the protagonist wears white (but won't necessarily be law): and no one else does. Which actually makes sense, because in this particular game, white corresponds to Neutral. Extending on that, they also color-code Joint Project vs. Jack's Squad: your the Joint Project use the standard gold-ish Demonicas, and Jack's Squad use black ones. See above for what black tends to support. Also played with in that the Demons of Chaos hate the Squad for the way they treated them.
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Dragons Are Divine
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Dragons Are Divine: The main SMT franchise and its numerous spinoffs count many draconic deities among its number, including Otohime and Huang Long. In IV you are offered a side quest where you can directly say a dragon is divine for chaos points.
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Hell on Earth
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Hell on Earth: Nocturne and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey.
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Both Order and Chaos Are Dangerous
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Both Order and Chaos Are Dangerous: While both Law and Chaos have their good points, their representatives never have morally pure ways of achieving their goals, and will gladly use methods that have massive repercussions on the world, up to and including the mass murder of those who oppose them and brainwashing humanity into fitting their ideal mold. Players not fond of either side can kick both sides' asses to establish a world of balance; some times this is treated as the Golden Ending and others it is Not So Different from the other two options. In Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, Krishna points out that law and chaos aren't inherently bad so much as their representatives, both of which work for YHVH to create the illusion of conflict, with Lucifer set up as a straw villain to make the Law side look better.
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Multiboobage
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Multi Boobage: Mostly played for Fan Disservice, like Satan, Diana, or Tiamat.
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Les Collaborateurs
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Les Collaborateurs: Some of The Old Gods were spared the relentless demonization campaign the Great Will enacted to gather as many worshippers as he could. Unsurprisingly, many of these were added to the Law faction.
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I Don't Like the Sound of That Place
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I Don't Like the Sound of That Place: But you will wind up going there anyway. Even if it's the stuff of your darkest nightmares.
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God Is Evil
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God Is Evil: Though the creators have said that he's not the ultimate source of evil, having him as the final boss in more than one game tends to raise a few eyebrows. Word Of God has elaborated by stating that his condition is more of a symptom than a cause of something going terribly wrong with the universe. Note that YHVH is considered so corrupt in some games that even his loyal followers tend to want to get rid of him (Gabriel and Satan in II, Satan again in Apocalypse), seeing him as a detriment to a peaceful world. In Devil Survivor he's a lot more gentle: he only institutes the lockdown that kickstarts the plot at the insistence of his angels, and gives humanity a seven day of grace period to prove themselves - most of the angels who wanted to go full-on Happiness Is Mandatory from the get-go, mind you - God even ordered them not to interfere unless specifically asked. But even when he's (comparatively) nicer, he's still very ambiguous. To wit: He intentionally set the Biblical Cain up to murder his brother Abel to set them up as the first murderer and martyr respectively. He's also willing to fulfill the wishes of the angels if the lockdown is breached, even though this means condemning the entire human race for the actions of a few. Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey went around with this through the Demiurge sidequest. Not naming him God or YHVH made this fly over many's heads, but compare the Gnostic conception of the Demiurge (obsessive desire for worship, insistence in being the sole true deity, meddling with mortals to ensure its continued dominance) with YHVH's behavior... Since the series occurs over multiple alternate universes, all of these interpretations of God are true. This is because YHVH (and II's Kuzuryu, Sabaoth, Shaddai, and Elohim; Nocturne's Kagutsuchi and Metatron; Strange Journey's Demiurge and Metatron; IV's Demiurge and Ancient of Days) are aspects of an even higher entity called the Great Will, appearing across the alternate dimensions. There are even multiple forms of the same avatar: as Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey and Shin Megami Tensei IV take place in different universes, then there are multiple Demiurges. The Megami Tensei II YHVH outright says that he's just one of many avatars.
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All Myths Are True
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All Myths Are True: All mythical creatures from various folklore and religions are real in one form or another, including God and Lucifer.
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Consummate Liar
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Consummate Liar: A vital skill for any would-be Devil Summoners: learn to lie well, when, where and how.
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Kick Them While They Are Down
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Kick Them While They Are Down: The mechanics of each game tend to give out various bonuses for hitting enemy weaknesses or landing Critical Hits, such as Extra Press Turns or a free Almighty attack.
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Point of No Return
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Point of No Return: Annoyingly done in the first few games; more modern games tend to be more forgiving.
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Grandfather Clause
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Grandfather Clause: The games are based around the idea that you are the only person who knows what is right and wrong. To convey this, there is almost always a Silent Protagonist as the MC. Where this trope comes in is the fact that even in games where they are fully voiced only the MC is silent. The adaptations are the only ones to avert this, since it would be extremely awkward to watch an action anime where only grunts are given and no conversation elsewhere.
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Pinball Spinoff
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Pinball Spinoff: Oddly enough, a cell phone game only released in Japan.
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Louis Cypher
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Louis Cypher: Shows up in all the mainline Shin Megami Tensei games, and Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon. Loki takes the schtick and runs with it in Devil Survivor. Satan has his own example with Zayin.
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The Legions of Hell
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The Legions of Hell: They apparently have been waiting for their chance to rise again for a very long time. Almost every game depicts the seal being broken.
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"The Reason You Suck" Speech: Extremely common, seeing as this series is about choosing and enforcing a path you believe in, expect the ones who don't agree with you to belittle you. Same goes for everyone.
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Light Is Good
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Light Is Good/Dark Is Evil: Played with: The Light-Dark alignment axis refers to a given demon's typical depiction in its originating myths, not necessarily how they actually are.
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Story Branch Favoritism
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Story Branch Favoritism: The games makes it a point that only you can decide which path is right, that there are no wrong answers, particularly when it comes to picking between Law, Neutral, or Chaos. However, many games make no attempt to hide the fact that it wants you to go Neutral: Law often leads to a theocratic dictatorship where the Messians / angels / God / whatever hold all the cards, Chaos often leads to an anarchy of total freedom where the only rule is strength (i.e. "if you happen to be weak, you were not meant for this world"), while Neutral has the message of "look, order and freedom are important, and the angels and demons are both hungry for power so let's tear both down and create a fairly reasonable society". This is especially bad in the original version of Strange Journey, where the Law ending leads to a mind wipe of the planet, the Chaos ending leads to humanity being reduced to savages, and the Neutral ending erases the Schwarzwelt while the Red Sprite crew remember that they have to teach humanity some very big lessons if they don't want another demonic dimensional wedgie. The games sometimes warn that neutrality is only a temporary relief from the Law-Chaos conflict in the grand scheme of things, and even then Neutral is still often presented as the most morally reasonable path.
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Sentient Cosmic Force
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Sentient Cosmic Force: The Axiom is this for Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. It is not exactly intelligent, but is a summation of reality that both gives rise to it, as well as is a collective summation of all its entities. Its independent actions tend to be limited to responding to the actions of the collective inside of it, dividing itself to generate demons as thoughts that reflect what the people within it do.
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Every Man Has His Price
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Every Man Has His Price: Mostly. Most demons will very willingly sell themselves with some crafty negotiation. Some races, though, will never see this as an option. In some situations such as IV this is averted with law demons who are so dedicated to their cause you cannot recruit them. Though they may join you when on the verge of death.
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God and Satan Are Both Jerks
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God and Satan Are Both Jerks: Lucifer is a Manipulative Bastard who's a big fan of Social Darwinism and anarchy. God is a vain tyrant who only cares about humans if they're worshipping Him and loves to hand out Fates Worse Than Death. Some portrayals of them are more mild or sympathetic than others, but are few and far between. Philemon and Nyarlathotep aren't much better. Nyarlathotep is a classical villain who wants to see humanity destroy itself, but even Philemon, who gives humans their Personas to fight back, does little more than observe. He wouldn't want to lose a bet over something small like helping an entire species, after all.
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Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!
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Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Happens with some regularity, though probably the most nightmarish instance comes from a single quote in the Akarana Corridor: "The Ambassador has launched the ICBMs!"
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True Final Boss
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Shows up in Megami Tensei II as the True Final Boss, Shin Megami Tensei II as the final boss, (arguably) again in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne as the final boss, Shin Megami Tensei IV as a DLC boss, and Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final as the final boss. See directly below.
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Monster Lord
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Monster Lord: The Maoh, or Tyrant, demon race.
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Mascot Mook
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Cerberus is a Double Subversion. They are depicted as some sort of lion-wolf with only one head, instead of the three headed canine, in all but three games, due to their portrayal in the original Digital Devil Story novels and anime from which the video games took off. But the version with one head is actually the original portrayal. Later portrayals emphasized multiple heads, while varying on the actual number. The idea that they has 3 heads specifically did not sink in until the Renaissance. Therefore, while the 3 headed version is iconic, the one headed version is more accurate but thus unusual.
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Linear Warriors, Quadratic Wizards
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Linear Warriors, Quadratic Wizards: Inverted in most SMT games since the PlayStation 2 era. Magic is far more useful at lower levels than physical attacks, as it can be used to exploit enemies' elemental weaknesses. However, higher-level physical skills that give you Armor Piercing Attacks, more Critical Hits and Counter-Attack abilities can make a late game physical build much deadlier than a magic one, especially once you begin encountering tougher enemies with few or no elemental weaknesses.
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Infernal Paradise
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Infernal Paradise: Utopia has that name for a reason.
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Mon
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You can have Hindu god Shiva and his wife Parvati as Mons in your party. In many games, fusing both of them will result in the demon Ardha, who is basically Shiva and Parvati combined together. This is also usually the only way to get Ardha in your party.
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Nue
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Nue: The Nue is a recurring Wilder Race demon that has appeared in the series since the first game. Its appearance has varied in-between installments, but they are universally seen as having a tiger-like pelt, a serpent's tale and some simian characteristics, whether it is a baboon face or a gorilla-esque posture.
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Fairy Sexy
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Fairy Sexy: Pixie, Titania, Hua Po, Sylph.
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Elemental Rock–Paper–Scissors
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And debuff success rates are affected by Elemental Rock–Paper–Scissors (where applicable), which is useful at early levels.
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Amnesiac Dissonance
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Amnesiac Dissonance: Zayin in Shin Megami Tensei II and Serph in Digital Devil Saga 2 find out they're much worse people than they thought they were after regaining their lost memories.
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Exactly What It Says on the Tin
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And in Digital Devil Saga you can have the Null Attack passive skill, which has the same effect as the Masakados mentioned above. Not like it's gonna help you against said Bonus Boss, though.
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Red Oni, Blue Oni
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Red Oni, Blue Oni: Chaos and law tend to be this for red and blue respectively. They even have the appropriate color pallets. Meta example: To contrast Devil Survivor's demonic red palette, Devil Survivor 2 uses angelic blue. Even the storylines are slightly different from each other, but their True Endings are on opposite sides.
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The Fair Folk
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The Fair Folk: Many demons have their designs based on these, as well as their personalities. Shin Megami Tensei games like to remind you every so often that you are definitely not dealing with human beings.
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It's All Upstairs from Here
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It's All Upstairs from Here: In almost every single game.
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Supernaturally Delicious and Nutritious
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Supernaturally Delicious and Nutritious: Again, Red, Magatsuhi, Magnetite. All of them are largely the same. Digital Devil Saga put its own spin on this concerning Magnetite and mentions all things have the substance in them and that living creatures eat each other to obtain Magnetite and survive. Humans and Demons require the most Magnetite to survive, so they have to eat far more, which is why Demons eat other demons/humans since they have the most Magnetite.
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World of Ham
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World of Ham: Every demon tries to out-ham each other. One could almost say power levels in this universe directly correlate to the demon's hamminess.
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Eldritch Abomination
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The Persona games use this to explain why various incarnations of death and madness are ready to end the world... they're doing it because humanity (or sometimes a few select individuals) secretly want them to. If not for that, those Eldritch Abominations would be completely harmless.
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Absurdly Spacious Sewer
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Absurdly Spacious Sewer: The series has a habit of featuring Sewers big enough to house entire cities. Particular offenders include the Great Underpass of Ginza in Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne and the Samsara Tunnels in Digital Devil Saga.
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Extra Turn
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Extra Turn: A staple of the series beginning with Nocturne: Nocturne, Digital Devil Saga, IV, and IV: Apocalypse use the Press Turn system, where each side gets a number of turns equal to the number of members in the party, maybe more depending on the player completing a New Game+ sidequest or the party in question consisting of a boss who gets two or more turns for themselves. Exploiting an enemy's weakness or scoring a Critical Hit will turn an existing "full-turn" icon, if any, into a "half-turn" instead of using up any turns, though if only half-turns remain then one will be used up. Some bosses can use skills that turn an existing full turn into multiple half-turns, such as Dragon Eye, Beast Eye, and Psycho Rage, none of which can ever be obtained by the player. IV does allow the player to get Guardian's Eye, but it requires beating the ultimate DLC Bonus Boss and Guardian's Eye costs a whopping 255 MP to cost! Devil Survivor and its sequel allow either party during a skirmish to obtain up to one extra turn per member also through weaknesses and crits, but can also gain extra turns simply by nullifying (or better) opponents' attacks. During the Extra Turn phase, parties cannot gain Extra Turns again, except in Devil Survivor 2 where the Omega race of demons allows parties to obtain "Double Extra" turns. Persona 3 and 4 allow an attacker to gain "1 More" turn through weakness exploits and crits. Doing either knocks down the target, and simply hitting a knocked-down target will not cause another 1 More; the attacker needs to keep hitting standing opponents to gain more turns.
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Dolled-Up Installment
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Dolled-Up Installment: Minor example in the US releases: the Persona / Devil Survivor / Digital Devil Saga / Devil Summoner / etc games, while technically not part of the Shin Megami Tensei series proper, were all released overseas under that title anyway starting in 2004, presumably because the series needs whatever name recognition it can get on this side of the pond. However, after Atlus made enough of a name for itself, the practice was completely starting with Catherine, Persona 4: Arena, and Persona 4: Golden in 2012.
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One Game for the Price of Two
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One Game for the Price of Two: The Devil Children (Demi Kids for the two that came to the US) games. Also, Digital Devil Saga comes in two parts. Same with Persona 2. Persona 2 initially averted this (somewhat) in the U.S. in that the only one that originally came westside was the second one, Eternal Punishment. While Innocent Sin has now been released in the U.S. via the PSP port, Atlus still has yet to announce Eternal Punishment's PSP port for U.S. release. So the trope is both straight and averted, since you need two systems that are of different generations to play both games. And that's only if you can find Eternal Punishment.note As of 25 Feb. 2013, Eternal Punishment is available as a "PS One Classic" through Play Station Network, compatible with the PSP.
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The Magic Comes Back
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The Magic Comes Back: Every game of the main series has this in some capacity. Explained in Shin Megami Tensei I by Mother Echidna as a result of the demons returning from the banishment imposed by YHVH. They're not leaving again without a fight.
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Super Wrist-Gadget
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Super Wrist-Gadget: COMPs in the series often feature some sort of wrist-mounted device. In earlier games, this takes the form of wrist-mounted keyboards connected to back-mounted computers with head-mounted displays. Later games feature more ergonomic designs, but are still arm-mounted: in Shin Megami Tensei IV, for instance, the COMP resembles a gauntlet, with functions similar to a smartphone and even the ability to let the wearer cast magic learned from demons.
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Audience Shift
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Audience Shift: The Demi-Kids and Persona subseries' where specifically made to appeal to a different audience than the mainline Shin Megami Tensei. While the mainline games are made for an older audience, the Demi-Kids series was effectively Atlus' take on Pokémon and was specifically made to appeal to kids. Persona meanwhile was meant to have a more wider appeal and was designed to feel more familiar and relateable to the audience as opposed to the more fantastical and philosophical aspects of the mainline series.
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Self-Imposed Challenge
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Getting the best ending by yourself is a Self-Imposed Challenge.
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Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: Jack Frost in other series. In SMT 2, "Mr. Thriller" aka Michael Jackson can be met dancing in a disco and talking about how much he loves toys and children. You can also fight and recruit Captain Ersatz versions of Beetlejuice (Betelgeuse) and Christine (Chris The Car). In the first 2 Shin Megami Tensei games, you're given the Demon Summoning Program by a wheelchair-bound man with glasses and gray hair. He calls himself "Steven". Any resemblance to a famous scientist is surely coincidental. In many games, the Jinn looks a lot like Genie from Disney's version of Aladdin.
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Merging Machine
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Merging Machine: Jakyou Manors/The Velvet Room.
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Demonic Possession: In Devil Survivor, Amane is possessed by not only Remiel, an angel, but Jezebel, a demon. Aradia did it first in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne. Only, she's... uh... a goddess. A fake goddess. It's kinda complicated. And Nemissa did it before either in Soul Hackers. Kinda subverted in that she leaves when she realizes it's necessary. And the possessee still has pretty much control over herself, limiting how much damage Nemissa can do. Later, Spooky is taken over by Satanael, who later decides to take on the party... by blowing his way out of the victim's body. And he doesn't make it all the way out. In Digital Devil Saga, the Four Seraphs, Metatron and Meganada joined in, converting six poor saps into their physical bodies through the Demon Virus and obliterating their memories and personalities, making it a horrific combo between Type 1 and 2. The Heroine in Shin Megami Tensei I is possessed by a whole lot of demons when you find her the second time, as you have to enter her psyche and clear out the ringleader (the spider Arachne) in order to save her. Naturally you burst in on Arachne just as she's about to take full control of the girl. In Persona, Toro is possessed by his Persona. It's Mara, by the way. In Persona 2, this is the fate of anyone who has undergone the artificial Persona experiments.
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Apocalypse How: As a franchise based around The End of the World as We Know It, it's covered many different levels of the Apocalypse, including a Planetary Societal Collapse in SMT I and Persona 3, near Planetary Total Extinction in SMT II, Planetary Physical Annihilation in some of the Persona games, and Omniversal Metaphysical Annihilation in one ending of Nocturne.
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There Are No Therapists: One of the main reasons of why The Power of Friendship is so necessary.
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Persona 3 plays the moon phases more realistically, using actual moon phase data for 2009 and 2010 rather than the traditional mechanic of going through the entire cycle in a matter of a few minutes. However, it has its own lunar oddities: during the Dark Hour, the moon is Nyx, the Big Bad of the game.
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Guardian Entity
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Guardian Entity: Masakado for Tokyo.
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Mouth of Sauron
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Mouth of Sauron: Metatron for YHVH, Beelzebub for Lucifer. Igor and Kandori Takahisa fill the role to a degree for Philemon and Nyarlathotep.
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Combos
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Combos: The Press Turn system the series is famous for gives you extra turns to attack the enemy if you strike its Achilles' Heel. This allows you to chain surprisingly high combos in certain games (particularly in 4).
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The Needs of the Many: As odd as it sounds the reason Law tends to kill large amounts of people in many of the games is because they want to prevent as many deaths as possible. It just so happens that the best way to do this is to create a utopia that the process of creation involves clearing out anyone who can threaten it.
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Story Branching: A number of Shin Megami Tensei games have branching paths where you choose between Law, Chaos, or Neutral allegiance. Some, like Nocturne and the Devil Survivor series, have more choices beyond these classic three paths.
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Mark of the Beast: Tatsuya's brand and Kandori's black eyeballs in Persona 2, the Demi-Fiend's tattoos in Nocturne and Nanashi's own tattoos in Apocalypse. Also, everyone who has Atma has a mark the shows as much somewhere on their body.
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Greater-Scope Villain: Word Of God apparently stated that some glitch in the fabric of reality made YHVH the despot that He is. In Apocalypse he also functions as this for the world in general, ultimately being behind the war in general and in charge of the one he sent to control both sides for his own ends.
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Odd Organ Up Top: Though Atlus wouldn't admit that it's intended, it has several phallic examples in Mara, Ym, and, Mishaguji (who is depicted to be either snake-like or humanoid depending on the specific installment). DO NOT spare a thought if these function as intended but the designs are justified for these demons/deities associated with either temptation, fertility, or both in their original myths. Ym is also a deity of agriculture so his head must be meant to represent root crops (yam, geddit?)... but who are we kidding?
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Black Box: Analyzing the Demon Summoning Program is not an easy task due to the dozens of black boxes littered in its code, as the crew of the Red Sprite learned. Aside from Akemi Nakajima and Stephen, most of the people distributing the program are otherworldly entities (the Three Wise Men, the Anguished One, Naoya) with their own goals in mind. And even Nakajima and Stephen eventually Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence.
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Archangels Uriel, Raphael, Gabriel and Michael: Loyal, devout followers of YHVH; the Four Archangels tend to be Co-Dragons during the early games, with Michael serving as the Final Boss of SMT I and three out of four them being The Heavy for II. Interestingly, their roles have been reduced in the recent games, with all four of them turning out to be pieces of Satan in Shin Megami Tensei IV and Apocalypse. They also appear to serve Yaldabaoth in Persona 5.
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Interface Spoiler: If you encounter what appears to be the final dungeon or what appears to be the final boss, go look through some possible fusions, especially special fusions. If you see resultant demons that are tens of levels higher than you, what you think is the final challenge most likely isn't. And besides, rarely does a series game end with you and your demons/Personas below level 70-80.
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American Kirby Is Hardcore
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American Kirby Is Hardcore: The first SMT game to come to the US, Jack Bros. for the Virtual Boy, had realistic versions of the titular characters on the cover, rather then the cartoon ones seen in-game and on the Japanese cover.
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Character Alignment: invoked This plays a huge role in the Shin Megami Tensei series. Each monster is classed on the Law-Neutral-Chaos axis and the Light-Neutral-Dark axis. The former is the important one: monsters that are Chaotic will refuse to join you if the main character is Lawful and vice-versa. The alignment of the main character is determined by the type of monsters he summons (e.g. Lawful creatures will move your alignment towards Law), by his responses to philosophical questions asked at key points of the game and by whose dirty work (The Messians or the Gaians) he carries out. The ending of the game is determined by the final alignment of the main character. This works a bit differently in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey. You can recruit demons of other alignments regardless of your character's alignment, but you'll have a harder time recruiting demons of the opposite alignment as yours (for instance, trying to recruit a Law-aligned demon when you're Chaos-aligned). However, the Light-Neutral-Dark axis plays a part in which demons you encounter and which you can recruit; Light-aligned demons are never encountered on the field, except through enemy searches and boss battles, and they cannot be recruited; Dark-aligned demons will refuse to talk to you at all times, regardless of your Law-Neutral-Chaos alignment, unless you have an App that lets you talk to demons during a Full Moon, and even then it's a coin flip (whether they like the answer you give them—the correct answer being different every time—and after that, whether they give you items, Macca, or—even rarer—join you). Megami Tensei I & II for the Famicom feature alignments along the axis of Good-Neutral-Evil. Shin Megami Tensei I features an alignment system along the axis of both Light-Neutral-Dark and Law-Neutral-Chaos. It is the earliest known videogame to have an alignment system that directly affects the direction of the storyline and which of the Multiple Endings the player is given, through the choices and actions the player makes that alter the player character's alignment. Shin Megami Tensei II uses the same kind of alignment system. In Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne the previous system of alignment is discarded in favor of three specific philosophies: Shijima (which is closest to Law but without the Knight Templar tendencies), Musubi (Neutral, focusing on individuality and freedom of choice) and Yosuga (Chaos with a heavy dose of the elitism that Law was previously known for). However, Light-Neutral-Dark axis still exists in the form of Magatamas. The main character's title/family is defined by how many Magatamas of each alignment you have learned all skills from. Although it's mostly just a cosmetic change, there are three doors (one for each alignment) in the Labyrinth of Amala that will only open if you are on a specific alignment.
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Continuity Nod: Quite a few major characters in one game will show up as a Bonus Boss or Optional Party Member in a later title. Alice for instance, who served as an antagonist who wanted to kill you in Shin Megami Tensei, still regularly shows up complete with a skill called "Die For Me!" in newer games. A character from the Tokyo Revelation manga/OVA appears in a cameo as an older character in Giten Megami Tensei, suggesting that the two are related. (And the world sadly still fell to demons).
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Merging Mistake
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Merging Mistake: It is possible for a fusion to end in a "fusion accident". While the specific results vary, it usually results in you getting a completely different demon than what it really should have been. In some cases, you can only get access to certain demons through a fusion accident like Zealot demons or Fool Personas in Persona.
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This Is Gonna Suck
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The basic Almighty attack is Megido, and it comes with two suffixes: -la (run for your life) and -laon (prepare for complete obliteration). Still, there are even deadlier Almighty spells, such as Black Viper, Morning Star, and Jihad/Antichthon. However, the only one that retains the naming convention, the most obscenely overpowered of them all, is Lucifer's exclusive Megidoladyne.
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One-Man Army
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One-Man Army: The franchise has several instances of this trope, both played straight and deconstructed: In Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, the Demi-Fiend kills absolutely everyone and everything, without any allies other than a handful of demons he recruits. In Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, the Omnicidal Neutral ending turns Nanashi into exactly that. By the end he is the only one left alive. Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey has the protagonist doing the work of an entire military squad. Lupa and Varin in Digital Devil Saga can - and have - taken down each other's tribes by themselves. Persona: Reiji Kido (Chris in the Revelations localization) begins the game by storming SEBEC headquarters by himself. He spends the first part of the game fighting by himself the same enemies that give your four-or-five man band so much trouble, and you find him no worse for the wear. What happens to him depends on what choices you make; if you follow the Guide Dang It! steps to recruit him, he's still in tip-top shape when he joins the party, but if you don't recruit him, you'll find him again a few dungeons later collapsed on the floor because it got too much for him to handle (or he ran out of medicine). Persona 2: Eternal Punishment: Tatsuya Suou spends two thirds of the game wrecking the Tenchu army (including their mechs, at least two Bosses and a gigantic military vessel) all by himself. The whole thing is further elaborated in his scenario in tbe PSP remake, where the player finds out exactly what he's been fighting. Lampshaded by the main cast several times: Baofu himself killed 25 mafia hitmen prior to the events of the game, and halfway through he successfully storms their main headquarters all by himself. Right up until he runs to the Mini-Mecha, that is. Deconstructed by Katsuya, who attempts to do this against the Corrupt Cops, up until he comes face to face with the special units. The party reaches him in time to help him, but after the fight he admits that this was reckless of him and he wouldn't have been able to win by himself.
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It Is Beyond Saving
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It Is Beyond Saving: You will be presented arguments to convince you any given faction is responsible for this. Who you believe, of course, is your business and no one else's.
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Elite Tweak
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Many enemies will have these stacked up to ungodly levels. Save up enough money, experience and level up the right demons to Elite Tweak your own. Demons have very wide resistance variations, so some demons may come off as counters for other, more troublesome demons. Though the games permit enough skill customization so that enough effort can effectively render any glaring weakness moot, the games being Nintendo Hard means that, of course, some bosses will still make your life hell unless you completely and utterly overpower them, and sometimes even that is not enough.
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Sarcasm Mode
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Philemon and Nyarlathotep aren't much better. Nyarlathotep is a classical villain who wants to see humanity destroy itself, but even Philemon, who gives humans their Personas to fight back, does little more than observe. He wouldn't want to lose a bet over something small like helping an entire species, after all.
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Evil Is Not a Toy: Learn the lesson or suffer. It's perfectly possible to gain immense power at little or no effort. On the other hand, the price makes it an iffy choice at best.
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The Weird Sisters
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The Weird Sisters: The Fates - Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos - are separate demons that can be recruited. In some games, the three can be fused together in a special process to produce Norn, which is depicted as three goddesses united around a clock.
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Gateless Ghetto
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Gateless Ghetto: Each game has a different justification for it. Police blockades, magical barriers, the city being the last place standing or simply not having any reason to leave have all been used in different capacities.
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Half-Human Hybrid
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Half-Human Hybrid: Possible with compatible Merging Machine protocols. Still, very much not recommended.
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One-Hit Kill
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The basic One-Hit Kill spells, Hama (Light/Expel) and Mudo (Darkness/Death) can also have the Ma- prefix, with or without the -on suffix, which denotes a better chance of hitting the enemy. There is a third tier, but they're generally exclusive to certain demons and thus do not follow the naming convention (Samsara or Judgment Light for Light, Die for Me! for Darkness).
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Happiness in Slavery
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Happiness in Slavery: No. You can order demons whatever you want, but they will hate you if you cross certain lines. Loyalty in Soul Hackers works alongside the same lines; demons have an affinity for certain attacks; allowing them to use it will increase their loyalty, telling them to use moves they hate will reduce it. The National Defense Divinities loathe both the Ashura-Kai and the Ring of Gaea, and are overjoyed at their own destruction, so the damn fools won't get to use them any more as their mooks.
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Infinity +1 Sword
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Infinity +1 Sword: Many ultimate Game-Breaker abilities and equipment require a lot of work to get. Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Masakados Magatama: Find all 24 Magatama, beat an extra Brutal Bonus Level (Bandou Shrine) and four Bonus Bosses. Pierce skill: beat the massive Brutal Bonus Level (Labyrinth of Amala) before entering The Very Definitely Final Dungeon. Extra Press Turn: beat the even harder Grave Run (ending all Grave Battles in the Labyrinth with a qualifying Press Turn count). Digital Devil Saga: Amala Ring: beat one of the hardest Bonus Bosses in RPG history. Digital Devil Saga 2: Magatama Ammo: complete a series of Pop Quiz Random Encounters, then beat a Bonus Boss in the The Very Definitely Final Dungeon. Persona 3: The fusion spell "Armageddon". You need two high-level Personas to access it (Satan and Lucifer/Helel in FES), but once you have it, you essentially have a "kill" button. Persona 4: Izanagi-no-Ookami: get the Golden Ending, then reach level 91 on New Game+. Persona 5: Satanael is only fusable on a New Game+ after seeing the Golden Ending. The best equipment for the party is typically obtained by itemizing a high-end (read: expensive to fuse and purchase from compendium) Persona, some of which require you to max a Confidant. Shin Megami Tensei II: Hinokagutsuchi, the best sword in the game, obtainable through fusion only. Requires a total of sixty-seven demons and several fusable swords to walk through each step. As the sword can also be fused with various demons to produce the best gun and the best armor for Hiroko, you need EIGHT of them for a full equipment list. Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey: The best swords and guns for each alignment (though Neutral doesn't have its own specific gun) are obtained from alignment-exclusive EX Missions. Redux does this one better by having even stronger equipment be found from its own superbosses in its unique Bonus Dungeon. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Masakado's Shadow, obtained by beating the Bonus Boss of the final DLC quest. He boasts, among other things, "Curse Thy Enemy", which inflicts Almighty damage to all enemies and counts as a weakness, and "Guardian's Eye", a 255-MP (!!) spell which grants three blinking Press Turns. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse: The Fiends of Twisted Tokyo drop incredibly powerful weaponry and accessories... if you're lucky.
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Energy Economy
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Energy Economy: Macca is edible to demons and necessary to summon them from the Compendium.
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Our Kobolds Are Different
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Our Kobolds Are Different: Kobolds are a recurring foe. They look like furry animals, but they are actually small Rock Monsters who eat rocks and have magnetic properties. They're also not very bright, as shown when they tell a moving cardboard box to stop moving around, since cardboard boxes don't do that. They also have a habit of saying "Kobold!"
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Doppelgänger Spin
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Doppelgänger Spin: Used in both Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne (where you can use the shadow cast by a full moon to suss out the real one and Digital Devil Saga (which you can suss out the real one with the help of your Waif Prophet). In Persona 2, you can do this by attempting to run. The camera will then FOCUS ON THE REAL ONE as she taunts you. Oops...
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RealLife
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This has some interesting bearing in the game. In general, the more people in Real Life that believe in a particular god/demon/angel/etc., the stronger they are in game. God, Lucifer, and the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, Raphael and Uriel are obvious examples, but Shiva and Vishnu, both primary gods in Hindu (which remains one of the oldest active religions in the world) are also among the strongest. Exceptions do exist though, like Metatron (less than one quarter of one percent of the world's population are Jewish) being among the strongest.
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Urban Ruins
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Urban Ruins: Shin Megami Tensei uses this trope often. Most of the time it happens because the city is going through Hell on Earth: Devil Survivor and its sequel actually take place almost entirely in Tokyo which has been given this treatment through Hell on Earth. Shin Megami Tensei IV also takes place in a ruined Tokyo infested with hostile demons.
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Lunacy
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Lunacy: The waxing and waning of the moon is a key gameplay feature in every game. The fuller the moon is, the more damage your attacks do, the more likely an accident is to occur during fusion, and the crazier the monsters act. During a full moon they're practically drunk off those moonbeams, which makes for entertaining conversation. There are also some abilities that are more or less effective depending on the phase of the moon. Certain games have their own quirks: Persona 3 has important storyline events (the attack of the Greater Shadows) occur during a full moon. There's a period of time in the game Shin Megami Tensei where the main character would take damage during a full moon. This is because of his psychic link to the Heroine, whose reincarnated self is currently undergoing torture from a demon that has invaded her mind. The full moon makes him feel her pain. This is solved by rescuing her. In Digital Devil Saga, there's a 50% chance during every new moon- excuse us, MIN Solar Noise that your characters will be cured of any ailments that they are suffering from. Also, the selling price of Cells is at its highest during MAX Solar Noise. In the sequel, Digital Devil Saga 2, there is a chance during 7/8 or MAX Solar Noise- sorry, Solar Data that you will enter battle in Berserk Form. You can guarantee that you get the best items from Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne's Mystical Chests by opening them during a full Kagutsuchi phase. The drop rate of Gems is also highest at this point. The moon does not appear in Nocturne because, along with the rest of the world, it has been destroyed. What the game tracks, instead, is the brightening and darkening of Kagutsuchi. Hence, Nocturne is one of the few games with a good reason for why the "moon"'s phase changes every few steps you take, as opposed to taking days to change phase. One Sub App in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey lets you speak to demons during the Full Moon (something otherwise impossible). Because they're drunk on the moonlight, they don't really know what they're saying, and will ask bizarre questions. You have a 50/50 chance of impressing them or pissing them off; impressing them can earn you rewards up to and including instantly recruiting them: this is the only way to recruit Dark demons.
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Mad God
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Mad God: There's a major flaw in this Universe - and whatever it is, it's grave and terrifying enough to transform the Abrahamic God into an insane puppy-kicking asshole.
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Practical Taunt
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Practical Taunt: Most of the games have a "Taunt" spell, which increases enemy attack power while significantly lowering their defense.
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Soundtrack Dissonance
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Soundtrack Dissonance: Averted as far as genre goes. Whereas most RPG's use orchestral and symphonic music for their soundtracks, MegaTen uses rock and more modern sounds for its. Turns out to work pretty well considering MegaTen is usually in a modern setting or, at its worst, Cyberpunk.
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Asskicking Equals Authority
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Asskicking Equals Authority: The various Chaos factions generally strive to build a world where strength leads to freedom and being in charge. Opponents of Chaos argue that this effectively pegs the weak as Acceptable Targets.
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No-Sell
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Nocturne also gives an example of overcoming No Sells: in the True Demon Ending, you can get a rare skill named Pierce. This skill, which is Exactly What It Says on the Tin, allows your physical attacks to slice past an enemy's defenses, hitting them full on instead of being lessened, nulled, or absorbed. Doesn't work when the enemy Repels Phys, though. Devil Survivor also has this skill, though it's much easier to get.
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Fire, Ice, Lightning
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In the early Persona games, Nuclear was another element, separate from Almighty, albeit one more powerful than Fire, Ice, Lightning. This returns in Persona 5.
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Nuke 'em
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Nuke 'em: Almighty, again. In the cases where it is not shown as an attack made of pure light, the symbol for it is the standard Nuke symbol. This is not inaccurate. In the early Persona games, Nuclear was another element, separate from Almighty, albeit one more powerful than Fire, Ice, Lightning. This returns in Persona 5. In Shin Megami Tensei I, Thor's Hammer is a huge cluster of nukes. Pointed in your general direction. The Megiddo Arc in Shin Megami Tensei II also counts.
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Oh, Crap!
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Almighty, again. In the cases where it is not shown as an attack made of pure light, the symbol for it is the standard Nuke symbol. This is not inaccurate.
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Final Boss
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Final Boss: The main series is well known for its multiple routes having different Final Bosses. Just to list numbered ones: Shin Megami Tensei I: Asura on Law, Michael on Chaos. On Neutral, you get to choose who to fight first and second. Shin Megami Tensei II: YHVH. In a grand subversion of preceding and succeeding formula, all routes, no matter what you do, have you fight him. Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne: Kagutsuchi, with the game using No Final Boss for You on one route and True Final Boss (Lucifer) on another. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Kenji and the Yamato Perpetual Reactor on the bad ending, Merkabah on Chaos, and Lucifer on Law and Neutral. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse: Merkabah on Chaos, Lucifer on Law, and YHVH on the other routes.
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Orochi
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Orochi: Usually a major boss in some of the games and is possible to fuse after beating him. They refer to him by the full mythological version of his name "Yamata-No-Orochi".
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Superpower Meltdown: One of the many reasons for which human/demon fusions are considered to be temporary Emergency Transformations at best.
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Armor-Piercing Attack
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Pierce skill: beat the massive Brutal Bonus Level (Labyrinth of Amala) before entering The Very Definitely Final Dungeon.
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Loners Are Freaks
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Loners Are Freaks: Nocturne believes so. Both resident loners wind up as poster kids for Body Horror. A natural offshoot of Persona's The Power of Friendship beliefs.
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Non-Elemental
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Non-Elemental: Almighty. One of the reasons why it's impossible to defend oneself against any attacks of this attribute.
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Fate Worse than Death
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Fate Worse than Death: These are not happy games. And the suffering is not restricted to the bad guys. Or bad endings.
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Omnicidal Maniac
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The completely separate Satan, who serves God, will also help you stop an Omnicidal Maniac God if you take the Law path in SMT II, and again in Apocalypse.
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Divine Conflict
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Divine Conflict: In the series (which also includes the Devil Summoner series), the protagonists get involved in conflicts between either gods and demons or gods against the human race. This is usually due to Humans Are Bastards or Gaia's Vengeance.
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I Did What I Had to Do
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I Did What I Had to Do: Law's standard justification for several genocides. Note that when not committing genocide, law points tend to be awarded by saving lives and helping people, and they tend to speak out against harms or selfishness. They simply think that at certain times you can help far more people long term by killing selectively chosen ones.
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Jesus Taboo
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Jesus Taboo: For its use of nearly every mythological character, the closest the series gets to Jesus is in Persona 3 as a representation of the Messianic Archetype as a whole. Admittedly YHVH and his dragon lean closer to the view Judaism has on the two (except for the "evil" bit), though they employ Catholic arch-angels. Aleph from Shin Megami Tensei II was made to be the expy of Jesus, and they even made sure he had a virgin mother. Lyrics in Nocturne's boss theme mention a sacrificing of the son of God. The demon Agony represents a long-haired, visibly wounded man bound by barbed wire to a large wooden cross. However, comprehensively, it only appeared in the first Devil Summoner game, which has never been translated or even gotten out of Japan.
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Bottomless Magazines
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Bottomless Magazines: In games featuring firearms, you can equip yourself with different kinds of ammo, but that ammo will never run out no matter how much you use it. Shin Megami Tensei if..., Soul Hackers and Persona 5 avert this trope, however.
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Previous Player-Character Cameo
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Previous Player-Character Cameo: A lot. In Digital Devil Saga, you can fight the Demi-Fiend from Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne. Possibly the hardest Bonus Boss in the history of video games. Devil Survivor 2 has an appearance from Black Frost from the first Devil Survivor. To drive home the fact that it's not just any Black Frost, you get this exchange: The PlayStation port of Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers includes a battle against the protagonist from the very first Devil Summoner game. The enhanced 3DS port also includes Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV, Raido Kuzunoha the XIV, and the freaking Soulless God from the PlayStation 2 Devil Summoner games. All but two of the playable characters in the original Persona make at least a brief appearance in Persona 2, and several party members from both games show up in the "Who's Who" TV show in Persona 3. The Fighting Game Sequel for Persona 4, Persona 4: Arena, features Aigis, Akihiko, and Mitsuru from Persona 3 as a few of the combatants. The female protagonist of Shin Megami Tensei if... appears in the first two Persona games as "Tamaki Uchida". Additionally, Kyouji Kuzunoha from the original Devil Summoner is implied to be the one possessing Daisuke Todoroki in Persona 2.
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Verbal Judo
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Verbal Judo: A key part of demon negotiation.
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My Rules Are Not Your Rules
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My Rules Are Not Your Rules: No matter which game it is: if an enemy uses physical attacks which normally would cost it HP, he won't have to pay the price. Not true in the Devil Survivor series, since enemy stats are displayed "face-up" to the player. Also not true in IMAGINE, where only demons with a specific feature null HP costs (some of which, such as Hecatoncheires, can be used by players). Most, if not all, bosses have this feature, though. This also turns some boss-like enemies such as Hell Biker (from the 39th floor of the Denshi Kairo special dungeon) rather funny to fight when it starts spending more HP than the player is actually causing him. Nor is it true in the Devil Children games, where you will see their HP Bars actually drop when they use HP Costing attacks, and occasionally they will actually suicide with it. The only way to deny enemy demons the ability to abuse this is getting their HP lower than the cost of the attack: even though they don't pay the cost, they still have to have enough to pay it for it to work.
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City of Adventure
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City of Adventure: A staple of the series! Tokyo Is the Center of the Universe, sometimes literally, but there's enough magic for everyone!
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Alliance with an Abomination
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Alliance with an Abomination: The series has you forming contracts and summoning various supernatural beings from any and all kinds of mythologies. This ranges from weak Pixies to Satan and Lucifer. Some of the game even feature Lovecraftian monsters like Cthulhu and Nyarlathotep themselves.
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Wind Is Green
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Wind Is Green: The name of the element is Force, but it's typically represented by a green tornado icon and the animations for Force skills will tend to have a green tint to them.
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False Utopia
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False Utopia: A very real risk. There is no such thing as a free lunch in this franchise.
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Double Unlock
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Double Unlock: Defeating certain bosses grants you the privilege of fusing them, if you can find the specific component demons that make them up. It's possible for a player to beat a given game without ever fusing a boss demon, due to the extra deliberate effort required to get the demons needed.
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Bifauxnen
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Also, Naoto Shirogane has a Persona which uses both Hama and Mudo skills.
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Rainbow Speak
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Rainbow Speak: Chronologically, Persona 2 was the first Persona game to use Rainbow Speak, only using it for rumors. Persona 3 has a variation: Words that show up as terms in the game's Dictionary are in blue, while otherwise-important words or phrases are red. P4 uses it sparingly, and it's been introduced to the PSP remake of the first Persona too, even though it was unnecessary.
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"End of the World" Special: Power and how you choose to use it is one of the big themes of the series.
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Lost in Translation
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Lost in Translation: "Luster Candy" is the ultimate buff skill in some games. In Japanese, this is a play on the three individual buffs — Rakukaja (defense), Sukukaja (accuracy/evasion), and Tarukaja (attack) — but the joke falls apart with a direct translation.
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Rage Against the Heavens
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Rage Against the Heavens: Frequent. Lucifer is usually the one that spearheads this movement. In Nocturne the Demi-fiend is now the one that leads it, if the True Demon ending is canon. In Apocalypse, it happens twice over where you face Satan, who was in control of YHVH's armies, only for him to turn and aid you in doing it to YHVH himself.
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Metaphorically True
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Metaphorically True: What most villains believe and try to achieve in this series aren't inherently wrong; They just twist it into radical variations that obviously bring nothing but suffering to others.
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Summon Magic
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Summon Magic: Arguably how COMPs function in Shin Megami Tensei I, the Personas in the Persona series, Naomi's spells in Soul Hackers, the Demon Summoning Program in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, the Nicaea app in Devil Survivor 2...
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Market-Based Title
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Market-Based Title: In the West, from Nocturne to about Persona 4 Arena, the games were all branded under the Shin Megami Tensei label. In Japan, though every game is considered a MegaTen title, they aren't marketed as such.
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The Multiverse
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The Multiverse: Nocturne mentions in the bonus dungeon that the current game's world is just one out of billions of possibilities due to the world constantly being destroyed and remade. These other worlds may be the various sub series. There are other hints at this as well, such as the seraphs showing up in Digital Devil Saga 2... and explicitly talking about the events of SMT 2 (granted, this went over the heads of many new fans of the franchise) or Raidou Kuzunoha being referenced directly in Persona 4 (It's a product of the translation though). Never mind Hiriji in general in Nocturne: they never come out and say it directly but there's a lot of implication that he's SMT 2's deicide-riffic hero. Naturally, this all leads to lots of Epileptic Trees about just how the multiverse fits together and what could be coming next. The Persona universe, for instance, already conquered Self-Destructive Chaos, the two negative sides of Neutrality in Nihil-As-Death and Nihil-As-Ignorance, Order-Of-Death, and Social Order of Law. Then, of course, there's the chance that all this craziness may be occurring in the same universe as Devil May Cry, courtesy of Nocturne. With Dante's replacement by Raidou in the newest re-release of Nocturne, though, the canonicity of Dante's appearance is somewhat questionable. And then Persona 2 outright confirms that it takes place in the same world as the Cthulhu Mythos via a cameo of Randolph Carter in Eternal Punishment's Updated Re-release (among several other things). As if Nyarlathotep wasn't enough already.
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Roc Birds
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Roc Birds: Roc (sometimes Rukh) is frequently a demon in the series and its spinoffs. It is usually a member of the Avian or Flight race, and is usually portrayed as a giant bird with a rocky skin texture to emphasize its size, making it look like a flying mountain.
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What If?
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What If?: Literally embodied in a game called Shin Megami Tensei If. Beyond that, the Devil Summoner series is also based around a What If?: one which ties into the aforementioned game, which represents the branching point that leads to either the Devil Summoner/Persona continuity or main-series Shin Megami Tensei. If presents a what-if question... and Devil Summoner is the answer to it. On top of all this, the Raidou Kuzunoha prequel games in the Devil Summoner line provide a historical What If scenario, hinging, at least in part, on the Taisho period lasting longer than it did in our world.
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Timed Mission
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Timed Mission: Two of the three Towers in Persona 's Snow Queen Quest. The Priestess full moon shadow in Persona3. The final DLC battle against Masakado in IV.
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Knight Templar
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Knight Templar: Pretty much everyone aligned with Law, Remiel and Amane from Devil Survivor being some of the few exceptions. Sometimes it gets so bad that the Law ending doesn't even involve siding directly with the force of Law in game proper.
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Boss Bonanza
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Boss Bonanza: The games are fond of pulling out multiple bosses in large, climactic dungeons.
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Living Structure Monster
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Living Structure Monster: In some games (for example, Shin Megami Tensei IV and Strange Journey, the demon Orcus◊ appears as a brick gateway to Hell (If you look closely, a plaque reading "GO TO HELL" is attached to it) with part of a horned head visible at the top.
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Thematic Series
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Thematic Series: Devil Survivor. The two games are in separate continuities, and 2 has no real connection to the SMT mythos at all, but they share themes of fighting for survival in a Lovecraft Lite universe, as well as questions of how other beings react to humanity attaining the power to summon demons.
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Berserk Button
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Berserk Button: In games where you can negotiate with enemy demons, some demons come with possible answers for them that will instantly set off free turns for their party. For example, calling yourself a "Hee-Ho" in front of Jack Frost or Pyro Jack in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey.
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Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?
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Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: As most games are Fantasy Kitchen Sinks with Dialogue Trees, you'll usually have one or two chances to taunt or insult omnipotent gods and monsters.
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Brutal Bonus Level
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Masakados Magatama: Find all 24 Magatama, beat an extra Brutal Bonus Level (Bandou Shrine) and four Bonus Bosses.
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Youkai
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Youkai: Some of the demons in the series come from here.
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Element #5
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Element #5: Almighty. It's an unavoidable, ultimate element that ignores defensive measures. Final bosses, late-game allies, bonus bosses, and the like all use this. Violating rules with bonus bosses results in the game giving you 9999 damage or a nonstop barrage of attacks with this element.
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Humanity on Trial
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Humanity on Trial: Persona 2, Persona 4, Devil Survivor, and Devil Survivor 2. Sometimes we deserve to be tried.
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Light 'em Up
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Hama, Mudo and their variants. Any mook can have them as soon as you start the game, and yes, they are very effective. Hama is usually owned by Divine (read "Angel") type enemies, while Mudo belongs to ghosts, hell-themed demons etc. However, Hama gets Nerfed in a few games.
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Character Portrait
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Character Portrait: More clearly seen in conversations in Persona games, but it's also featured in several other titles. Each character tends to have multiple portaits to match their mood.
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Tautological Templar
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Tautological Templar: All three sides (Law, Neutral and Chaos) want to help, want only the best for Mankind. Only Neutral more or less realizes it may not be perfect.
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True Companions
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True Companions: This trope becomes a major plot point and gameplay element for the third and fourth Persona games. Making friends gives you actual power. The Devil Survivor games also have a great focus on the bonds between people. Trying to save as many people as you can unlocks as many endings as possible. Bonus points to Atsuro from the first game, who will accompany the MC no matter what he chooses, even if it goes completely against his own philosophy.
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Armless Biped
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Armless Biped: A number of demons, such as the reoccurring demon Take-Minakata (reportedly, Kazuma Kaneko's favorite) and Hayagriva.
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Cats Are Magic
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Cats Are Magic: Magical cats or cat-like creatures appear in many games. The standard demon Nekomata. If a game has demons, she is in it. Persona 2 provides plenty of examples. The Shikigami disguised as a cat, Katsuya's Persona, the lucky cat statue that takes all your money (a Nekomata uses it as a front) and Lieutenant-General Zula, who is a talking cat. Schroendiger in Digital Devil Saga is a magical sentient cat who knows more about the world than any other character and is implied to be a future incarnation of Serph and Sera. Gotou in the Raidou Kuzunoha games is the protagonist's talking cat companion and the ghost of the first Kuzunoha. Persona 5 brings this trope back to the series with party-member Morgana, who looks like a cartoon cat while in the Metaverse and a house cat out of it. He is a Velvet Room attendant.
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Raiju
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Raiju: Raijus appear frequently as beast-like creatures made of lightning.
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Satan
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Satan: Different forms of the Devil regularly show up over the series: The Book of Job Old Testament Satan serves as God's Dragon in Shin Megami Tensei II and Digital Devil Saga 2, and as a Judgement-class Persona in the Persona games. The separate Lucifer serves as leader of the forces of Chaos in the SMT continuity, in direct opposition to God, and two different Persona in the Persona games (Lucifer and Helel).
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Mad Scientist Laboratory
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Mad Scientist Laboratory: Every single incarnation of the Gouma-Den.
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Neutral No Longer
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Neutral No Longer: Very often, events will conspire to force you to take a side. Neutrality is a luxury you can't always afford.
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Academy of Adventure
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Academy of Adventure: High schools in MegaTen games usually turn out to be built on a Hell Gate or a front for an Ancient Conspiracy.
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Doppelgänger
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Doppelgänger: A Dark-Chaos Demon that can be fused in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey. It appears as a shadowy, grinning version of The Protagonist.
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Harder Than Hard
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Harder Than Hard: Maniac mode in the modern games. It's the subtitle of the Updated Re-release of Nocturne.
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Tokyo Is the Center of the Universe
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Tokyo Is the Center of the Universe: All numbered games must be set in some kind of Tokyo, which is where the battle between God and Lucifer's forces will be fought. Others may be. A warped version of Tokyo was the entire game world in Nocturne. Devil Survivor begins with Tokyo being locked down, and you never get the chance to escape.
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Global Currency
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Global Currency: Macca in most of them, usually games not set in modern day Japan.
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World of Silence
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World of Silence: Law gets accused of wanting this by Chaos in almost every game. Though the degree to which it is accurate varies. In Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Hikawa (who caused the world to get so screwed up and become the Vortex World in the first place according to Lucifer) refers to his reason openly as this. Though in practice it is not as extreme as it sounds. In Persona 4 this is the kind of world Izanami thinks the apathetic humans want.
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Instakill Mook
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Instakill Mook: The series has several spells - and thus Mooks - of this type. Hama, Mudo and their variants. Any mook can have them as soon as you start the game, and yes, they are very effective. Hama is usually owned by Divine (read "Angel") type enemies, while Mudo belongs to ghosts, hell-themed demons etc. However, Hama gets Nerfed in a few games. Any enemy that can deal the "Stone" status ailment. If anyone inflicted with it is hit by a physical, Earth or Force attack, they die. Many - usually late game - enemies have the following pattern: a skill that inflicts a status effect, and a second skill that kills anyone who has it.
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Otherworldly and Sexually Ambiguous
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Otherworldly and Sexually Ambiguous: Many of the top level demons of the sides will be this, often having genitals of a sex they are never referred to as, among other sexual ambiguity, such as changing sex in the process of transformation.
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Mini-Mecha
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Baofu himself killed 25 mafia hitmen prior to the events of the game, and halfway through he successfully storms their main headquarters all by himself. Right up until he runs to the Mini-Mecha, that is.
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Shout-Out
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Shout Out: The games reference to a huge amount of other creators' work and general culture from around the world. Carl Jung: His psychological research is a major thematic influence for the franchise, particularly in the Persona series. Little Shop of Horrors: Audrey is a summonable monster. Beetlejuice: The demon Betelgeuse wears Beetlejuice's iconic black and white pinstripe suit. Stephen King: The "Chris the Car" demon is a reference to King's 1983 novel Christine H. P. Lovecraft: Lovecraft's Old One, Cthulhu and Nyarlathotep are summonable monsters. Thomas the Tank Engine: a hero named "Thomas the Tank" appears in SMT II.
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Elemental Tiers
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Elemental Tiers: Sometimes there are the 'Element' race. They always have Erthys as the weakest, then Aeros, then Aquans, and Flaemis with the highest level. Sometimes they are followed by Paracelsus' elementals, but the element order stays the same, with Gnome as the weakest, followed by Syplh, Undine, and Salamander. Not that their levels matter much, since they're usually fusion fodder.
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Metal Slime
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Metal Slime: The Omoikane in Digital Devil Saga 1 & 2. The Golden Shadows in Personas 3 and 4. The Kudan in Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army. Kageboushi in the sequel. The Fiends in Shin Megami Tensei I. Alice in the first Persona.
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Happiness Is Mandatory
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In Devil Survivor he's a lot more gentle: he only institutes the lockdown that kickstarts the plot at the insistence of his angels, and gives humanity a seven day of grace period to prove themselves - most of the angels who wanted to go full-on Happiness Is Mandatory from the get-go, mind you - God even ordered them not to interfere unless specifically asked. But even when he's (comparatively) nicer, he's still very ambiguous. To wit: He intentionally set the Biblical Cain up to murder his brother Abel to set them up as the first murderer and martyr respectively. He's also willing to fulfill the wishes of the angels if the lockdown is breached, even though this means condemning the entire human race for the actions of a few.
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Summoning Artifact
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Summoning Artifact: Technology is often treated in this capacity in the games, though IV introduces the need to acquire certain ritualistic items to summon certain demons.
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Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?
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Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Many MegaTen games end with mere humans defeating omnipotent gods. Cthulhu itself is also usually a Random Encounter, so you can also punch out an Eldritch Abomination repeatedly!
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Epileptic Trees
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Naturally, this all leads to lots of Epileptic Trees about just how the multiverse fits together and what could be coming next. The Persona universe, for instance, already conquered Self-Destructive Chaos, the two negative sides of Neutrality in Nihil-As-Death and Nihil-As-Ignorance, Order-Of-Death, and Social Order of Law.
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CorruptCop
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Deconstructed by Katsuya, who attempts to do this against the Corrupt Cops, up until he comes face to face with the special units. The party reaches him in time to help him, but after the fight he admits that this was reckless of him and he wouldn't have been able to win by himself.
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Numbered Sequels
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Numbered Sequels: With the Devil Summoner franchise being the only exception.
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Post-Modern Magik
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Post-Modern Magik: Ancient summoning rituals and spells? Who needs 'em when you can program them into a handy app for your cell?
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Lighter and Softer
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Lighter and Softer - The Devil Children series, where the demons, gods and spirits are redesigned as more kid-friendly cute versions. For instance, Scylla goes from a dog-headed sea monster to a cute little girl walking a bunch of puppies. The Persona series, as you're usually Saving the World with The Power of Friendship, instead of watching your friends turn on you after the world's already been destroyed. Devil Survivor has multiple good endings and focuses on the more positive aspects of the series' theme of choice. It's like facing a Shin Megami Tensei situation with Persona protagonists. It's still fairly grim though, especially when compared to Devil Survivor 2, which in itself is a Lighter and Softer successor to the first game. Jack Bros, the Virtual Boy Spin-Off, is probably the lightest and softest of the bunch.
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Golden Mean Fallacy
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Golden Mean Fallacy: A constant staple of the games tends to be that while Law and Chaos are based on real philosophies, they tend to get strawmanned into oblivion. And while Neutral endings hint at the various flaws that remain from trying to forge a middle path, such as the God-vs-Lucifer conflict only being temporarily stopped, this tends to get shown in game only indirectly, whereas the flaws of Law and Chaos are placed front and center. And it will often have a strangely light grey tone relative to the dark grey tones of Law and Chaos.
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Taken for Granite
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Taken for Granite: A recurring ailment, and a continuous source of Nightmare Fuel in Digital Devil Saga, where the vast majority of Humanity is now a huge statuary.
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Refusing Paradise
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Refusing Paradise: It is possible to reject Law's paradise en lieu of working towards creating one.
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Pragmatic Pansexuality
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Pragmatic Pansexuality: Practically a requirement. To successfully recruit demons, you have to resort in anything and everything, and that includes seducing them. Keep in mind that most of them are beast-like or deeply in Uncanny Valley, or both.
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Developers' Foresight
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Developers' Foresight: What makes the Bonus Bosses so difficult is this. Each Bonus Boss has some kind of anti-cheese feature built into them so you have to fight them in a "fair" fight. Otherwise, expect them to either give unavoidable 9999 damage to you or, in some battle systems such as the Press Turn system, spam powerful (and by powerful, we mean Megidolaon is the weakest possible) Almighty moves each turn.
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Loads and Loads of Characters
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Loads and Loads of Characters: Most games in the franchise have hundreds upon hundreds of recruitable party members.
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Schmuck Bait
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Schmuck Bait: Atlus likes to bait you into taking silly risks. A notable example is before the Daisoujou fight in Nocturne. The boss uses powerful light and dark type (One-Hit Kill) attacks, but directly before the fight, the player has access to a magatama that boosts strength by 10, while making the player weak to light and dark attacks. With a stat cap of 40, naturally it seems like a good idea, but then you're promptly punished.
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Monster Compendium
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Monster Compendium: The Demonic Compendium is a very important part in almost all of these games, allowing you not only to view the stats of all the demons you've ever registered in it, but also serves as a repository of information, with tons of lore for each demon (all of it perfectly valid and backed by a lot of literature in the artbooks) and the ability to resummon those you've fused away for a fee. The Persona Compendium from Persona 3 and beyond serves the same purpose.
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Our Monsters Are Weird
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Our Monsters Are Weird: Where can we even start with this one?
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Psychotic Smirk
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Psychotic Smirk: Tatsuya Sudou, a.k.a. King Leo in Persona 2: Innocent Sin and JOKER in the sequel Eternal Punishment.
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We Cannot Go On Without You
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We Cannot Go On Without You: A frustratingly high number of these games will give you a game over if your main character gets knocked out, regardless of whether this should make sense in all of them or not. Mudo and Hama spells are particularly devastating in that respect as some of the games give the player almost no recourse against them early on.
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After-Combat Recovery
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After-Combat Recovery: Victory Cry is a passive skill that restores the user's entire HP and MP/SP after winning a battle. Given that MP/SP is meant to be difficult to recharge without leaving the current dungeon for the nearest Trauma Inn, the skill is usually only available on late-game demons/Personas.
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The End of the World as We Know It
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The End of the World as We Know It: If the world hasn't already ended before the game started, then it's about to. Nocturne starts off with everyone being destroyed. There are only five humans left alive (not including yourself!) after the first 30 minutes of the game.
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Are You Sure You Want to Do That?
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Are You Sure You Want to Do That?: The franchise often asks this of you when confronting Fiends. The warnings are entirely justified.
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The Unfettered
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The Unfettered: The Gaians, and Lucifer by extension are sometimes depicted as this. To an even greater extent many of the forces of Law (excluding YHVH) who often willingly go to their own death with not so much as a change in expression.
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Weird Currency
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Weird Currency: Macca in most games, as it's revealed in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey and Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE that, despite looking like slightly odd coins stamped in a metal similar to bronze, it's actually a form of Pure Energy edible to demons. Lucifer's subordinate Lucifuge Rofocale is apparently in charge of the minting process.
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Original Generation
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Original Generation: There are a handful of demons not directly taken from mythology. The most prominent examples are the Jack Frost variants, Black Frost, Raiho, Frost Ace and Demonee-Ho. Other examples include Hell Biker (based on the Hells Angels) and the titular Soulless Army of Raidou Kuzunoha VS The Soulless Army (which reappear in the sequel).
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MoralDilemma
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Moral Dilemma: A common thing you will tend to run into, especially for the endings.
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Screw This, I'm Outta Here!
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Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: One possible response you can get from a demon when you do something for them or answer one of their questions is that the demon becomes angry and leaves. Irritating if you were trying to get something from the demon or get them to join you, but much better than illiciting a free round for their party.
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Cute Monster Girl
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Cute Monster Girl: Majority of the female demons (aka the Succubi). Not all of them, though.
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Spin-Off
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Jack Bros, the Virtual Boy Spin-Off, is probably the lightest and softest of the bunch.
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Breakout Character
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Breakout Character: Of all the demons, there are three who have become popular enough with the fans to earn numerous notable appearances: Alice, Mara, and Matador.
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Game-Over Man
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Game-Over Man: Several games, such as Megami Tensei II, Shin Megami Tensei I, and Shin Megami Tensei IV have Charon, the ferryman to the afterlife, greeting you upon death. In some games he will offer to bring you back to life if you have the Macca or Play Coins to pay his offer.
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Gaiden Game
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Gaiden Game: Shin Megami Tensei if... and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey for the main series. Devil Survivor and the original Persona also started as gaiden games under the Megami Ibunroku / Alternate Tales of the Goddess moniker, before developing into full fledged spinoff series of their own.
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Sadly Mythcharacterized
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Sadly Mythcharacterized: Some demon designs tend to be more symbolic. Instead of reflecting what the mythological character physically appeared as in their myths, the demon designs incorporates aspects of the myths themselves into them. While often showing their work, the results are still at odds with usual physical depictions: Cerberus is a Double Subversion. They are depicted as some sort of lion-wolf with only one head, instead of the three headed canine, in all but three games, due to their portrayal in the original Digital Devil Story novels and anime from which the video games took off. But the version with one head is actually the original portrayal. Later portrayals emphasized multiple heads, while varying on the actual number. The idea that they has 3 heads specifically did not sink in until the Renaissance. Therefore, while the 3 headed version is iconic, the one headed version is more accurate but thus unusual. Horkos got hit with this twice as of Strange Journey, In the Greek myths, Horkos was the personification of curses inflicted on oath breakers and people who make false oaths. Prior to Strange Journey, he was depicted as a Hell Gate (a result of his Roman counterpart, Orcus being the ruler of the underworld). Strange Journey however changed him into a glutonous pig-like beast, who eventually came Back from the Dead as the Hell Gate form (now being called Orcus). The two have since became separate demons. Shin Megami Tensei IV and Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse featured several unusual demon and boss designs. Of note is Lucifer. In IV he looks like a bald man with white skin (actually being a leather bodysuit) and a red outfit. In Apocalypse, he resembles a man with very dark grey skin dressed in shining gold and residing on a golden sun throne. His wings are actually the twelve rays of light from his sun throne. He also lacks the empathy for Humanity and most of his ability to manipulate people. The duology's incarnation is actually a part of Satan. In previous games and Judaic tradition, the two were considered separate beings, and in Christian tradition, Lucifer is believed to have taken the identity of Satan after his fall. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse also has Odin, who is depicted as a Gold and Blue Ultraman-like humanoid without the beard (although MegaTen's other incarnations of Odin usually don't have facial hair to begin with, and would still fall under Amazing Technicolor Population with his purple skin). Some of the angels also play with the trope. While several of them go for the Winged Humanoid depiction, and others subvert it by using Talmudic depictions, Metatron and his twin Sandalphon are depicted as more machine than man. Symbolic of YHVH's desires for absolute control over humanity. Shin Megami Tensei IV extends the mechanical aspect to the four Archangels, but goes for a more eldritch aesthetic, with faces not on their heads but on other parts of the body. All of them angelic demons are usually fanatical followers of YHVH and his ideology.
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Inherent in the System
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Inherent in the System: Try as you might, whatever you do is at best creating sand castles, because there will always be people who disagree with whatever ending you pick and who will overthrow whatever order (or chaos) you create, and even restoring the old, un-destroyed world doesn't protect it from destruction in the future. The only other option anyone's come up with is destroying everything.
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Totalitarian Utilitarian
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Totalitarian Utilitarian: This is pretty much the main staple of Law's ideology across the entire series. While their final outcome goal is not to have a totalitarian society, but merely a peaceful one where no one suffers greatly because they are kept ignorant of their suffering, they can and will restrict freedom at any time they think it has benefits towards reaching this goal. Often cutting to the chase by mass genocide and brainwashing people into acting how they want them to.
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Artificial Brilliance
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Artificial Brilliance: Something which contributes to the franchise's Nintendo Hard status. Using conventional tactics (IE attacking certain enemies' weaknesses) or certain game breaking ones (IE reflecting everything) will cause enemies to respond in kind.
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Updated Re-release
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Updated Re-release: The Devil Survivor games get remade for the 3DS, with full voice acting, and in the case of Devil Survivor 2 : Break Record, more animated cutscenes. Other games given this treatment include Soul Hackers and all of the Persona games.
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Ambadassador
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Ambadassador: Most characters become this once they get the hang of demonic contracts and negotiation.
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The Evils of Free Will
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The Evils of Free Will: Standard Law justification for their side of things.
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Functional Magic
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Functional Magic: Comes in various flavors, depending on each game's mechanics and the demon involved.
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From Nobody to Nightmare
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From Nobody to Nightmare: Even the greatest and mightiest of warriors and demons came from somewhere.
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Fantasy Kitchen Sink
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Fantasy Kitchen Sink: More notably explored in Shin Megami Tensei I and Shin Megami Tensei II, with the various factions and alliances everyone pulls in the road to ultimate power, though Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey is also a very good example with the Mothers and the demon lords.
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Trauma Inn
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Trauma Inn: Present in most games. But incredibly likely to make you bleed Macca (or Yen, depending on the game) at an accelerated pace, in any form.
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DungeonCrawler
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Dungeon Crawler: The early games are classic examples of dungeon crawlers from the first-person perspective. Later games have elements that would be used in the third-person perspective.
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Basilisk and Cockatrice
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Basilisk and Cockatrice: Both Cockatrice and Basilisk are among the many demons in the franchise. Both are separate monsters, but when it appears the Cockatrice's in-game description often mention that it is related to the Basilisk.
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Evil Makeover
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Evil Makeover: Word of advice: don't get too attached to anyone.
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Turns Red
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The Dragon Eye move, which gives all enemies extra turns, and demons you control never have the chance to learn it. A variant called Guardian's Eye finally becomes learnable in Shin Megami Tensei IV, but as the single most expensive spell in the game, at a whopping 255 MP, and on top of that, unlocking the spell requires acquiring a demon only available through beating the hardest DLC boss in the game.
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Holy Hand Grenade
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Holy Hand Grenade: "Hama" type spells; typically One-Hit Kill type spells.
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Ridiculously Human Robots
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Ridiculously Human Robots: Machines that develop human thoughts and feelings are often featured in MegaTen games. This includes Aigis and Labrys in the Persona series, Rasputin from the Devil Summoner games, and the Innocents in IMAGINE.
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Composite Character
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Composite Character: Alice is a composite of two separate Alices: Lewis Carroll's version, and an obscure Scandinavian myth about a girl who died young and now kills children who misbehave so she can make them into her friends.
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Expy
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Expy: The Djinn enemy is a carbon copy of a certain wacky blue guy.
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Light Is Not Good
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Metatron has Fire of Sinai, a rain of Almighty-type holy fire.
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Mons
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Mons: This series is the Trope Maker, as Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei was the first video game to involve the player taming monsters and using them for combat. Nearly every game serves as a Darker and Edgier occult Deconstruction of Mons, even though the franchise predates Trope Codifier Pokémon by ten years. This also makes Mons itself an Unbuilt Trope.
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Determinator
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Determinator: You ain't gonna last long without some serious spine.
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No Export for You
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There are other hints at this as well, such as the seraphs showing up in Digital Devil Saga 2... and explicitly talking about the events of SMT 2 (granted, this went over the heads of many new fans of the franchise) or Raidou Kuzunoha being referenced directly in Persona 4 (It's a product of the translation though). Never mind Hiriji in general in Nocturne: they never come out and say it directly but there's a lot of implication that he's SMT 2's deicide-riffic hero. Naturally, this all leads to lots of Epileptic Trees about just how the multiverse fits together and what could be coming next. The Persona universe, for instance, already conquered Self-Destructive Chaos, the two negative sides of Neutrality in Nihil-As-Death and Nihil-As-Ignorance, Order-Of-Death, and Social Order of Law.
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There Can Be Only One
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There Can Be Only One: The others are still not gonna let you steal "their" thunder, though.
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Combination Attack
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Combination Attack: In Digital Devil Saga, Persona 2, Persona 3, Persona 4 and Persona 5. Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, but in a very different way. If you hit a weakness, all the demons of your same alignment gang up on the opponent.
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Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World
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Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: In the early SMT games, later to be revived as a story device in the Persona series.
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PlayedWith
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Played With in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey: strike team has red on their uniforms (except the protagonist) and science has blue. Zelenin is science, Jimenez is strike team. Take a wild guess what factions they each support in the end. Oddly enough, the protagonist wears white (but won't necessarily be law): and no one else does. Which actually makes sense, because in this particular game, white corresponds to Neutral. Extending on that, they also color-code Joint Project vs. Jack's Squad: your the Joint Project use the standard gold-ish Demonicas, and Jack's Squad use black ones. See above for what black tends to support. Also played with in that the Demons of Chaos hate the Squad for the way they treated them.
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Blue-and-Orange Morality
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Blue-and-Orange Morality: Almost every powerful entity in the series operates under this; to the point where there are basically only one that is actually good (Philemon) and one that's actually evil (Nyarlathotep) by our understanding (and even Phil has severe issues with his chosen champions). All the others have mindsets so alien that trying to call them good or evil is a waste of time, as they don't think anything like humans. Yes, even YHVH. Bear note that the alignment system isn't good-evil, law-chaos, but law-chaos, light-dark, with the latter being a vague mishmash of how selfish you are, and how positively you are seen by real religions. Note that for chaos, since its ideal is everyone having the right to be selfish, its main characters being dark is a given, whereas for law, this depicts a failed system. This alignment system is not consistent however. This is even something of a mechanic when it comes to negotiating with demons, who sometimes can be won over with pretty "human" means by being kind, flattering, sucking up to, or outright bribing them, but other times some demons respond positively to being threatened, obviously lied to, or praising bloodshed and destruction. The blue and orange morality of demons is also a plot point in Strange Journey, where the demons apparently believe they're doing captured humans a favor with their "experiments", which invariably involve killing people by removing their vital organs. According to notes, the demons are convinced they're just freeing the humans from their worldly cares and needs. This contrasts against what one faction of humans do later in the game, capturing and mutilating or killing demons, but just out of greed.
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Talking the Monster to Death
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Talking the Monster to Death: The standard method of recruitment in MegaTen games, though bribery, flattery and sometimes even dancing can play a part.
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Hobbes Was Right
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Hobbes Was Right: The neutral path essentially states this in the ending.
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Crossover Cosmology
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Crossover Cosmology: Sure, you can summon Joan of Arc, Kali, Amaterasu, and Quetzalcoatl to beat the crap out of Lucifer, Loki, a Vampire, and Ra. In Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon, bring an Asura into battle against a Mahakala. They'll have an interesting discussion about the fact that they're the same god, just from two different eras, then agree to fight it out to determine which is more deserving.
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Sequel Number Snarl
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Sequel Number Snarl: There is a notable difference between the mainline series and the numbered series. While the numbered series only includes Shin Megami Tensei I, Shin Megami Tensei II, Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, Shin Megami Tensei IV, and Shin Megami Tensei V, the mainline series also includes Shin Megami Tensei if..., Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, and Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. The Famicom games and NINE are occasionally added to the mainline list, but are less consistent than the others.
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Crossover
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Crossover: Dante shows up in Nocturne... and promptly attempts to kick your ass. Later on, though, you can talk him into signing on with you. In the second Updated Re-release of Nocturne, Raidou Kuzunoha appears instead, for all kinds of continuity wackiness. And in Shin Megami Tensei Liberation: Dx2, Bayonetta has come along and dragged Dante with her.
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Fusion Dissonance
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Fusion Dissonance: Every game that has fusion mechanics usually have resultant demons that don't resemble their components except for some inherited skills. You can fuse a goddess, The Devil, and a dragon then end up with a penis monster among other possibilities. Seriously.
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Bonus Boss
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The main series has this, too. For example, each numbered game has Beelzebub as a Bonus Boss.
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Council of Angels
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Council of Angels: Notable in that, from SMT 2 onward, they practically become the cosmic Butt Monkeys of the franchise; in SMT 2 they're basically abandoned by God and are running Tokyo Millennium in a hilariously inept fashion and orchestrated the creation of the Messiah and crew in the first place, which blew up in their faces when Aleph carved their shit in; then, in Digital Devil Saga 2, they show up as bonus bosses; talking about the events of SMT 2, no less: except now they've reincarnated as humans in a different universe and hunger for the blood and flesh of man just like any other demon. You'd think they'd give the Big Man the finger after all that, but they are planning to do everything they did before again. This is, of course, played straight in SMT 1, where they become quite powerful allies if you're on the Law path, and attempt to stop you if you're on any other path; Seraph Michael serves as the game's final (or, on Neutral, possible final), hardest boss in that case. Also played perfectly straight in Devil Survivor, where Remiel who serves Metatron and the Big Man himself are far less assholish than franchise standard and will help you out unless you're on on the blatantly chaotic routes. In IV, they are the mysterious new rulers of the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado, who as the Law authorities of the game, plan to throw Tokyo into a black hole so it can never taint their shiny paradise. Eventually they fuse with Jonathan to summon Merkabah, an embodiment of God's will.
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One Steve Limit
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One Steve Limit: You cannot have more than one of any given demon in your team. In Devil Survivor this only applies to certain demons, generally unique individuals over species e.g. Thor and Odin.
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Befriending the Enemy: A mechanic in the main games. The player character can befriend demons and make them his allies to summon. Demon's are very fickle though. What works to befriend one demon won't work the same way each time, and if they aren't loyal enough to you they won't do what you say. The games follow Grey-and-Gray Morality so while a demon's alignment might technically be considered "good"... it's really in a Knight Templar sort of way. Demons are always initially antagonistic towards you before they join you, and after you befriend a species of demon the rest of that species will go out of their way to give you gifts and avoid fights with you while telling you to "take care of their friend".
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Named Weapons
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Named Weapons: Very often you will have the chance to collect some legendary weaponry. Persona 3 FES takes it further with Weapon Fusion. You can find "Void," "Nihil," or "Origin" weapons which you can slap a Persona on to in order to create swords or spears with very good stats and additional effects. But if you use a Persona whose weapon is well-known by itself, then whatever base weapon you use, regardless of type (knives, bows, etc.) will become this legendary weapon. For instance, fusing Odin and obtaining Gungnir, Thor and Mjolnir, Shiva and Pinaka, Cú Chulainn and Gae Bolg, Siegfried and Balmung...
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Sequel First
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Persona 2 initially averted this (somewhat) in the U.S. in that the only one that originally came westside was the second one, Eternal Punishment. While Innocent Sin has now been released in the U.S. via the PSP port, Atlus still has yet to announce Eternal Punishment's PSP port for U.S. release. So the trope is both straight and averted, since you need two systems that are of different generations to play both games. And that's only if you can find Eternal Punishment.note As of 25 Feb. 2013, Eternal Punishment is available as a "PS One Classic" through Play Station Network, compatible with the PSP.
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Anti-Debuff
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Anti-Debuff: Dekunda, a spell that removes all debuffs currently active on the user's party. Both players and enemies can use it.
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Unbuilt Trope
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Unbuilt Trope: Often referred to as a Darker and Edgier Pokémon, but in reality it's more like Pokémon is a Lighter and Softer MegaTen.
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Self-Destructive Charge
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Self-Destructive Charge: Some enemies, if pushed, will try to invoke Taking You with Me through a massive explosion, sometimes even hurting their own allies in the process.
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Anti-Grinding: The Trope Codifier for getting less EXP from a given enemy as your level gets higher. This "diminishing returns" system has become a mainstay in modern Eastern RPGs.
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Powers as Programs
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Powers as Programs: Fused demons or Personas may inherit skills the "parent" demons had. Learning to exploit this can lead to Disc One Nukes and Game Breakers. This is also a vital part in fusing for its ability to impart priceless immunities and strengths to new demons. Devil Survivor games amp this by literally allowing you to slap any powers you want on anyone, only restricting you with the spell's stat point requirement.
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Incredibly Lame Pun: Ja-aku Frost (Woolseyed but Lost in Translation as Black Frost), the Superpowered Evil Side of resident Mascot Mook Jack Frost. "Ja-aku" (邪悪) means "evil" and also a transliteration of Jack.
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Creepy Child
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Creepy Child: Louis Cypher in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, Pharos in Persona 3, Alice in every game she appears in.
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Organ Drops
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Organ Drops: In Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, this is an excellent way to grind for macca. Shin Megami Tensei IV has certain demons drop edible meats, though the trope is very much lessened from Strange Journey. Persona 3 has certain items you can take from Shadows' corpses.
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Earn Your Happy Ending: The good endings with no alien effects on humanity and life itself are generally presented as the hardest to get. In many ways this is nominal only, since while they may involve additional bosses, they are not generally much harder. Obviously this also depends on whether you really interpret them as the best endings.
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School Uniforms Are the New Black: A number of the protagonists are high school students and occasionally get caught up in events while still in their school uniforms.
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Boss Warning Siren: Later games will give you a warning if you approach a door with a boss behind it, though earlier games tend to not grant this mercy. Traditionally, encounters with Fiends will be heralded by the game asking you if you "want to stay here". If you answer "yes", the game asks if you really want to stay. Say "yes" again and the battle will begin.
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The Persona continuity, which involves various Anthropomorphic Personifications of the Collective Unconscious interfering in humanity's affairs. Persona 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and the various other Persona spinoffs happen here. Alternate versions of the events seen in Shin Megami Tensei if... and the Devil Summoner games also happen in this continuity.
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The Very Definitely Final Dungeon: The best example of this: the final dungeon of Digital Devil Saga 2 takes place in The Sun.
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Barrier Change Boss: A staple of the series since Nocturne is that at least one boss in each game will be one of these. Examples in the main series include Noah in Nocturne, Jimenez, Demiurge, and Empty Mem Aleph in Strange Journey, Seraph in IV, and Inanna in Apocalypse.
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No Final Boss for You
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Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne: Kagutsuchi, with the game using No Final Boss for You on one route and True Final Boss (Lucifer) on another.
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With Us or Against Us: Most of the time, you will be forced against Law or Chaos factions if you choose their opposite, or both if you go Neutral. Given almost all of these games literally have the fate of the world hinging on choices made, it's logical that they are not going to change their minds without some damn convincing gab.
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Weird Moon: In most games that feature moon phases, the moon goes through sixteen different phases, and advances through each phase every few steps you take. Persona 3 plays the moon phases more realistically, using actual moon phase data for 2009 and 2010 rather than the traditional mechanic of going through the entire cycle in a matter of a few minutes. However, it has its own lunar oddities: during the Dark Hour, the moon is Nyx, the Big Bad of the game. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse brings back the system of having moon phase advance with the story, but due to using eighths for the moon phases, it takes a mere nine days to reach full moon instead of two weeks. Then it turns into the red "Misoka Moon" for the endgame, which is also a requirement for the Cosmic Egg to hatch a new universe.
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No-Damage Run: The introduction of "Maniac" mode in the Persona series requires the player to accomplish all goals in one shot, with no data carried over to a new game.
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The Power of Friendship
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The Power of Friendship: Especially prevalent in the later Persona games.
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Cyber Punk
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Devil Summoner and Soul Hackers take place in their own even more Cyber Punk universe, though some version of events in the Raidou Kuzunoha games also occured here.
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Well-Intentioned Extremist: Everyone, really. Sadly, it's not easy to change the world and even harder to make sure everyone gets what they want. Given the diametrically opposite beliefs warring in the series and the depths they're willing to plumb, most of the time, your only option is to do what you believe is best for everyone. Of course... so will everybody else.
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Theme Naming
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Theme Naming: The above-mentioned Spell Levels.
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Attack! Attack! Attack!
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Attack! Attack! Attack!: Most games have an "auto-battle" mode that has everyone in the party automatically use the basic "attack" command until either side achieves victory or auto-battle is canceled by the player. Rarely is this a good idea except against sufficiently weak enemies that you just want to speed through; the targets might take minimal damage and slowly whittle your party down to nothing, or worse, your attacks will get repelled and everyone will end up killing themselves. Some games let you customize auto-battle to a degree; for example, IV and IV: Apocalypse has the Auto-Pinpoint app that has party members use attacks that are confirmed to exploit enemy weaknesses, but you'll need to keep an eye on your members' MP to make sure they don't use it wastefully. Other games allow you to repeat the actions of your previous turn or battle.
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Shown Their Work
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Shown Their Work: The Demonic Compendium for every single game in the series, including spinoffs, contains an accurate overview of each demon's background and origin, and the sources pulled from are diverse to say the least. If you don't have a degree in mythological studies, playing through a bunch of the games and reading the entire Compendium for each would give you one hell of a head start. Additionally, many of the demon designs (at least those by Kazuma Kaneko) are profusely illustrated and almost always have tiny details that reveal a lot about the demons. For instance, examining Incubus' artwork reveals a small bolt chained to his ankle. Succubus, on the other hand, has a similar chain, with a matching nut...
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Everything Trying to Kill You
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Everything Trying to Kill You: Everything. We're not joking here, people.
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Consummate Liar / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Contractual Boss Immunity / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Corrupt Church / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cosmic Chess Game / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cosmic Horror Story / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Creature-Breeding Mechanic / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Creepy Awesome / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Crossover Cosmology / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cruel Elephant / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Crutch Character / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cultural Cross-Reference / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Curtains Match the Window / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cute Little Fangs / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cute Witch / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Cutting Off the Branches / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Damage-Increasing Debuff / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Damaged Soul / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dance Battler / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dangerous 16th Birthday / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dangerous Terrain / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dark World / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Death of the Old Gods / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Deconstructor Fleet / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Defeating the Undefeatable / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Degraded Boss / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dem Bones / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Demon Lords and Archdevils / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Despotism Justifies the Means / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Deuteragonist / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Devil in Plain Sight / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Did We Just Have Tea with Cthulhu? / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dirty Cop / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dishing Out Dirt / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Divine Conflict / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Divine Ranks / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Divinely Appearing Demons / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Do Well, but Not Perfect / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Double Unlock / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dragons Are Divine / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dreadful Musician / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dreadlock Rasta / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Driving Question / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Drone of Dread / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dual Boss / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dueling Dubs / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Dungeon Crawling / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Easing into the Adventure / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Electronic Speech Impediment / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Element #5 / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Elemental Absorption / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Elemental Powers / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Elemental Tiers / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
11th-Hour Superpower / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Eloquent in My Native Tongue / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Emergency Energy Tank / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
/ int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Endgame+ / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Enemy Scan / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Energy Absorption / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Enigmatic Minion / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Enlightened Antagonist / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Equal-Opportunity Evil / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Eternal Recurrence / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Every Man Has His Price / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Everybody Hates Hades / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Everybody Wants the Hermaphrodite / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Is Hammy / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evil Tastes Good / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evolution Power-Up / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Evolutionary Levels / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Extra Turn / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Eyes Do Not Belong There / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Faceless Goons / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fairy Battle / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fairy Sexy / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fallen Angel / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Familiar / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fantasy Kitchen Sink / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fanvid / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Faux Symbolism / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Feather Boa Constrictor / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Feed It with Fire / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fiction as Cover-Up / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fictional Currency / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Final-Exam Boss / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fire, Ice, Lightning / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Flaw Exploitation / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Flies Equals Evil / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Flowery Elizabethan English / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fog Feet / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Forever War / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Foul Flower / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fountain of Memes / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fully-Embraced Fiend / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fundoshi / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Furo Scene / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Fusion Dissonance / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Gadget Watches / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Gag Penis / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Gaiden Game / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Game-Over Man / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Gameplay Automation / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Gas Leak Cover-Up / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Gateless Ghetto / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Gender Flip / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Genius Cripple / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Global Currency / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Gluttonous Pig / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
God and Satan Are Both Jerks / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
God in Human Form / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
God Is Dead / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
God Is Evil / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
God Is Good / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
God Karting with Beelzebub / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
God of Chaos / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
God of Order / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
God Was My Copilot / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Gods Need Prayer Badly / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Going Through the Motions / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Golden Mean Fallacy / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Golf Clubbing / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Good Colors, Evil Colors / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Good Morning, Crono / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Graceful Loser / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Grand Theft Me / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Grandfather Clause / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Guardian Angel / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Guardian Entity / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Guest Fighter / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Guest-Star Party Member / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Guile Hero / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Guilt-Based Gaming / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Guns Are Worthless / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
HP to 1 / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Harder Than Hard / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Harmless Freezing / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Healing Checkpoint / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Healing Shiv / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Healing Spring / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Health/Damage Asymmetry / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Heavenly Blue / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Heaven's Devils / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Heel–Face Brainwashing / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Hell on Earth / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Hellhound / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Hellish Horse / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Hello, [Insert Name Here] / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Heroes Prefer Swords / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Heroic Host / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Heroic Mime / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
High School A.U. / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Hihi'irokane / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Hijacked by Jesus / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
His Own Worst Enemy / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Hobbes Was Right / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Holy Hand Grenade / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Home of Monsters / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Horny Devils / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Horsemen of the Apocalypse / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Hot God / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Hot Springs Episode / int_2f203125
 HouraiGakuen
seeAlso
Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Human Architecture Horror / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Human Resources / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Humans Are Flawed / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Hurricane of Puns / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
I Am Not Left-Handed / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
I Have Many Names / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
I Just Want to Have Friends / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
I Surrender, Suckers / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Ice Magic Is Water / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Immune to Bullets / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
In-Universe Game Clock / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Incongruously Dressed Zombie / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Inconsistent Dub / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Infernal Paradise / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Infinity +1 Element / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Informed Judaism / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Inherent in the System / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Injured Vulnerability / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Instakill Mook / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Intangible Time Travel / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Interface Spoiler / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Invisible to Normals / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
It Is Beyond Saving / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Item Crafting / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
It's All Upstairs from Here / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
It's Easy, So It Sucks! / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
It's Hard, So It Sucks! / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
It's Popular, Now It Sucks! / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
It's the Only Way to Be Sure / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Jack-of-All-Stats / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Jesus Taboo / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Jesus Was Way Cool / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Joined Your Party / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Just Before the End / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Just Here for Godzilla / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Justified Tutorial / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Kamaitachi / int_2f203125
 KenjiNojima
seeAlso
Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Kick Them While They Are Down / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Kid with the Leash / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Kill the God / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Kill the Ones You Love / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Killer Cop / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Killer Teddy Bear / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
King of All Cosmos / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Kung Fu-Proof Mook / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Lady Land / int_2f203125
 LastBible
seeAlso
Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Last Chance Hit Point / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Lawful Good / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Lawful Stupid / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Leaked Experience / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Legendary in the Sequel / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Les Collaborateurs / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Level-Up at Intimacy 5 / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Level-Up Fill-Up / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Light 'em Up / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Lilliputians / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Linear Warriors, Quadratic Wizards / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Literally Shattered Lives / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Literary Allusion Title / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Little Miss Badass / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Living Structure Monster / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Louis Cypher / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Love Goddess / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Love to Hate / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Low-Level Run / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Luck-Based Mission / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Lunacy / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Magic from Technology / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Magic Is a Monster Magnet / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Magikarp Power / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Magitek / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Mainstream Obscurity / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Man of Wealth and Taste / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Mana / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Mana Drain / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Mana Potion / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Mark of the Beast / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Market-Based Title / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Mascot Mook / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Mascot Villain / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Master of None / int_2f203125
 Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
hasFeature
Mechanical Lifeforms / int_2f203125
 Megami Tensei
seeAlso
Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
 MegamiTenseiGaiden
seeAlso
Shin Megami Tensei (Franchise)
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Merging Machine / int_2f203125
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Merging Mistake / int_2f203125
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Metaphorically True / int_2f203125
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Minorly Mentioned Myths and Monsters / int_2f203125
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Money for Nothing / int_2f203125
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Monster Allies / int_2f203125
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Monster from Beyond the Veil / int_2f203125
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Monster Lord / int_2f203125
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Monsters Everywhere / int_2f203125
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Monumental Damage / int_2f203125
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Mood-Swinger / int_2f203125
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Moon Logic Puzzle / int_2f203125
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Morality-Guided Attack / int_2f203125
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Morality Kitchen Sink / int_2f203125
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More Than Mind Control / int_2f203125
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Morphic Resonance / int_2f203125
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Mouth of Sauron / int_2f203125
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Multiboobage / int_2f203125
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Mushroom Man / int_2f203125
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Mutual Disadvantage / int_2f203125
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My Real Daddy / int_2f203125
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My Rules Are Not Your Rules / int_2f203125
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Mysterious Backer / int_2f203125
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Mythology Upgrade / int_2f203125
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NameTron / int_2f203125
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Named by the Adaptation / int_2f203125
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Named Weapons / int_2f203125
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Nay-Theist / int_2f203125
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Nerf / int_2f203125
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Neutral No Longer / int_2f203125
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Neutrality Backlash / int_2f203125
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New Game+ / int_2f203125
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Newbie Boom / int_2f203125
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Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant / int_2f203125
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Nipple and Dimed / int_2f203125
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No Cure for Evil / int_2f203125
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No Final Boss for You / int_2f203125
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No Points for Neutrality / int_2f203125
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Non-Elemental / int_2f203125
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Noob Cave / int_2f203125
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Nostalgia Level / int_2f203125
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Not Quite the Almighty / int_2f203125
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Nothing Is the Same Anymore / int_2f203125
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Now Which One Was That Voice? / int_2f203125
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Nue / int_2f203125
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Number of the Beast / int_2f203125
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Numbered Sequels / int_2f203125
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Odd Job Gods / int_2f203125
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Odd Organ Up Top / int_2f203125
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Olympus Mons / int_2f203125
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Ominous Pipe Organ / int_2f203125
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Once per Episode / int_2f203125
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One Curse Limit / int_2f203125
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One Game for the Price of Two / int_2f203125
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One-Man Party / int_2f203125
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One Stat to Rule Them All / int_2f203125
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Opening the Sandbox / int_2f203125
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Optional Sexual Encounter / int_2f203125
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Order Is Not Good / int_2f203125
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Order Versus Chaos / int_2f203125
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Ordinary High-School Student / int_2f203125
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Original Position Fallacy / int_2f203125
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