Search/Recent Changes
DBTropes
...it's like TV Tropes, but LINKED DATA!

Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)

 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
type
TVTItem
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
label
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
page
ShinMegamiTenseiIV
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
comment
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })Shin Megami Tensei IV is a 2013 game in the main Shin Megami Tensei series, developed by Atlus for the Nintendo 3DS. SMT IV also marks the first Numbered Sequel in the main series since the release of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne in 2003.The Eastern Kingdom of Mikado is a peaceful land whose inhabitants are rigidly divided into two castes: the common Casualry and the elite Luxurors. Normally, it is impossible to transcend the class you were born into; that is, unless you are chosen at the age of eighteen by "the Gauntlet Rite" to become a Samurai, one of the sworn protectors of Mikado.You are chosen to become a Samurai, and learn a truth kept hidden from the general population: that beneath Mikado lies Naraku, a realm of demons which the Samurai are tasked with suppressing. Yet when a mysterious Samurai in black armour begins to spread demonic influence beyond the borders of Naraku, the Samurai are at a loss. That is until the Monastery- a religious order of researchers and the most influential faction within Mikado- step in. Convinced that the answers lie within Naraku (and hungering for the "ancient relics" buried within), the Monastery order the Samurai to travel to the deepest and most forbidden levels of Naraku in search of the "Black Samurai". With the most senior Samurai refusing to break their code, it's up to you and and your fellow Samurai apprentices to lead the exploration and discover the secret kept hidden at the lowest level of Naraku... a secret that reveals this is but the beginning of your adventure.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })The game uses a blend of old and new MegaTen, with field exploration in 3D, a la Nocturne, but battles in first person 2D with animated sprites, a la Strange Journey. SMT IV also reuses the Press Turn system from Nocturne, where weaknesses can be exploited for extra turns, and the Pre Existing Encounters system from Persona 3 and Persona 4, where enemies can be seen on the field and hit for advantages in battle. However, there are also battles against special "Horde" enemies, which appear as large crowds of enemies. There is also the Smirk system. When performing certain actions in battle (like nullifying attacks), a character will smirk, which guarantees the next attack move to be incredibly powerful.The game was released on May 23, 2013 in Japan and was released on July 16, 2013 in North America - notably, one of the shortest turnaround times in franchise history for the export market. Unfortunately getting it to Europe took a bit longer- it was finally announced for a (download-only) release on October 30th 2014.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_3'); })Not to be confused with Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, a Nintendo DS game which used the working title Shin Megami Tensei IV before they decided not to set it in Tokyo.The official English site. Two manga spinoffs have been made called Shin Megami Tensei IV -Prayers-, which features Jonathan and a new character Asuma as the main characters, and Shin Megami Tensei IV DEMONIC GENE, which features Walter and Gina as the main characters.A Spin-Off game following a new group of Hunters in Tokyo, Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, was released in Japan on February 10, 2016.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
fetched
2021-03-18T15:21:37Z
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
parsed
2021-03-18T15:21:38Z
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to BadCompany: Not a Feature - IGNORE
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to BookOfGenesis: Not a Feature - ITEM
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to DevilSurvivor2: Not a Feature - ITEM
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to DevilSurvivor: Not a Feature - ITEM
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to DirtyDancing: Not a Feature - ITEM
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to DoctorWho: Not a Feature - ITEM
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to ExcelSaga: Not a Feature - ITEM
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to FullMetalJacket: Not a Feature - ITEM
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to Hellblazer: Not a Feature - ITEM
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to Ladyhawke: Not a Feature - ITEM
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to MegamiTensei: Not a Feature - ITEM
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to NoLongerHuman: Not a Feature - ITEM
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to ParadiseLost: Not a Feature - ITEM
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to Persona3: Not a Feature - ITEM
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to Retreaux: Not a Feature - UNKNOWN
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to ShinMegamiTenseiI: Not a Feature - ITEM
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to ShinMegamiTenseiII: Not a Feature - ITEM
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne: Not a Feature - ITEM
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse: Not a Feature - ITEM
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to ShinMegamiTenseiNocturne: Not a Feature - UNKNOWN
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney: Not a Feature - ITEM
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to SoulHackers: Not a Feature - ITEM
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to TheJoker: Not a Feature - ITEM
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to TheLordOfTheRings: Not a Feature - ITEM
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to TheMask: Not a Feature - ITEM
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to TheRoseOfVersailles: Not a Feature - ITEM
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to TheRunningMan: Not a Feature - ITEM
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to UrbanLegend: Not a Feature - UNKNOWN
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to VirtualSidekick: Not a Feature - UNKNOWN
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to XMen1: Not a Feature - ITEM
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingComment
Dropped link to XMenFirstClass: Not a Feature - ITEM
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingUnknown
Retreaux
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingUnknown
UrbanLegend
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingUnknown
Virtual Sidekick
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
processingUnknown
ShinMegamiTenseiNocturne
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
isPartOf
DBTropes
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1044a759
type
Dying Race
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1044a759
comment
Dying Race: The Fair Folk or Tuatha De Danann are dying out during the game. Most of them being wiped out in their mission to retrieve the "Holy Grail", also known as Dagda's Cauldron, from the Angels. The majority of the remnants holding out in the St. Nicholas Cathedral. They ask for Nozomi to attempt to summon Lady Danu in order to have her retake her place as their leader and mother, which will also allow the Cauldron to revive all fallen members of the race. It's also revealed that they were on the verge of extinction due to the Hebrew Holy forces in the past as well, which lead to Lady Danu becoming Black Maria in order to protect them and countless others from being persecuted. To save them Nozomi is given the power of Lady Danu so that she will eventually become her.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1044a759
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1044a759
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1044a759
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_10e5b4f4
type
Visible Silence
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_10e5b4f4
comment
Visible Silence: Many examples, but one of the biggest ones is obtaining and selling the "Women's Toy" relic, the description of which is nothing but ellipses, as if Flynn knows and is speechless by his discovery.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_10e5b4f4
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_10e5b4f4
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_10e5b4f4
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_10f5b375
type
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_10f5b375
comment
"Get Back Here!" Boss: Three appear in Challenge Quests. Sun Wukong, Cerberus Hell Horde, and a New Game+ one against Kartikeya in Infernal Tokyo.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_10f5b375
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_10f5b375
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_10f5b375
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_115d318
type
And Then John Was a Zombie
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_115d318
comment
And Then John Was a Zombie: Nozomi accepts the destiny to eventually lead the Fairies as their new leader, if you do the appropriate sidequests. This doesn't affect the main plot, until Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse that is.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_115d318
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_115d318
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_115d318
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_119dc902
type
Multi-Mook Melee
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_119dc902
comment
Multi-Mook Melee: Some boss fights are not against one single powerful demon but a huge wave of weak demons filling up the screen and attacking as one.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_119dc902
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_119dc902
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_119dc902
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1282bf4f
type
No Celebrities Were Harmed
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1282bf4f
comment
No Celebrities Were Harmed: Stephen Hawking copy Stephen makes his return to the series. K meanwhile resembles Kurt Russell.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1282bf4f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1282bf4f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1282bf4f
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_12a22bd8
type
Katanas Are Just Better
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_12a22bd8
comment
Katanas Are Just Better: The Samurai of East Mikado all use Japanese blades.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_12a22bd8
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_12a22bd8
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_12a22bd8
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_12c6bf73
type
Horsemen of the Apocalypse
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_12c6bf73
comment
Or rather, Quad Boss. There's a late-game quest in Ikebukuro (the one in Infernal Tokyo) to fight all four Horsemen of the Apocalypse at once. However, they're a lot weaker than when they're fought individually as part of the 1/256-chance encounters.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_12c6bf73
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_12c6bf73
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_12c6bf73
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_143939c1
type
Trailers Always Spoil
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_143939c1
comment
Trailers Always Spoil: The game's cover makes it clear that Walter eventually sides with Chaos and Jonathan with Law, though a savvy player should be able to tell at a glance who represents what. Walter looks like a rebel and Jonathan looks very prim and proper. The game will also make it extremely clear which is which within the first half hour, mostly with what they appear to say in your dreams. The game also builds up Tokyo being in the game as a surprise, when outside out of it not much of an attempt is made to hide that fact.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_143939c1
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_143939c1
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_143939c1
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_143e6c8d
type
Heroic Mime
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_143e6c8d
comment
Heroic Mime: The Protagonist is still mostly unvoiced, even though everyone else now is. He will, however, occasionally say something when entering a fight or pausing the game. This gets lampshaded early on in a conversation in K's Bar. One patron mentions that Isabeau and Jonathan keeps quiet, and you're even quieter, scarcely saying a word.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_143e6c8d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_143e6c8d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_143e6c8d
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_14ed6ab7
type
Does This Remind You of Anything?
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_14ed6ab7
comment
Does This Remind You of Anything?: When learning skills through demon whispers many personality types are laden with Double Entendres including disappointment with it being over already likewise some demons react to recruitment like seduction.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_14ed6ab7
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_14ed6ab7
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_14ed6ab7
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1501e2dd
type
Hero Antagonist
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1501e2dd
comment
Hero Antagonist: It won't be apparent on a first playthrough, but Murmur, Gemori, and Asmodeus are this.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1501e2dd
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1501e2dd
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1501e2dd
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1527d90d
type
Early Game Hell
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1527d90d
comment
Early Game Hell: Naraku is absolutely brutal, especially if you're new to SMT games, but fights become much more manageable after you reach Tokyo.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1527d90d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1527d90d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1527d90d
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_15756c9d
type
Where It All Began
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_15756c9d
comment
Where It All Began: In the Chaos path, the entrance to the final dungeon is in Naraku, the first dungeon in the entire game. You finish the game by going to the rooftop of Mikado Castle, which you, Walter, and Jonathan did at the beginning of the game.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_15756c9d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_15756c9d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_15756c9d
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_16063d6b
type
Secret Shop
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_16063d6b
comment
Secret Shop: The Ginza shops. They sell the most powerful armor, weapons and medicine in the game, barring (maybe) DLCs, but merely unlocking the area will set you back 165,000 Macca, and after that, the items themselves are hideously expensive. To add insult to injury, prices are almost tripled by playing in Master difficulty.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_16063d6b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_16063d6b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_16063d6b
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_16c3b640
type
Apple of Discord
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_16c3b640
comment
Apple of Discord: The "Literature", i.e. ordinary human literature, that the Black Samurai distributes to the people of Mikado, which causes outrage and demon transformation amongst those who read it and pushes the Samurai into the role of on-the-spot executioners of the Black Samurai's recruited followers.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_16c3b640
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_16c3b640
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_16c3b640
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_17ce80aa
type
All There in the Manual
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_17ce80aa
comment
All There in the Manual: Some supplemental information is in the official strategy guide / design book that came with the initial release. Most notably, the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado is said to be in a region called Conntow, clearly a corruption of Kanto, which it is directly above.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_17ce80aa
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_17ce80aa
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_17ce80aa
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_19195768
type
Sacrificial Revival Spell
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_19195768
comment
Sacrificial Revival Spell: The Recarmdra spell.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_19195768
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_19195768
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_19195768
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_192d04d5
type
Mutually Exclusive Magic
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_192d04d5
comment
Mutually Exclusive Magic: Only Flynn can power up his skills by receiving whispers from demons with the same skill. Conversely, only your demons have full access to all passive abilities. The best Flynn can do is equip accessories that grant certain passive abilities, but he can't use more than one accessory at a time, nor is there one for every passive ability. He'd be too powerful if he could get all passive abilities too.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_192d04d5
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_192d04d5
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_192d04d5
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_19769f50
type
Defeat Means Friendship
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_19769f50
comment
Defeat Means Friendship: With very few exceptions, defeating a major boss gives you the right to fuse that boss, who'll fight for you as loyally as any other demon. The Minotaur's dialogue upon being fused indicates they really are the same ones you defeated, as well. There are only a few exceptions in the game: Issachar, due to being formerly human, Pluto, due to being a machine, Kenji, also due to being formerly human, the White, due to not technically being demons, and the two Final Bosses.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_19769f50
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_19769f50
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_19769f50
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_19b6f396
type
Alternate Timeline
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_19b6f396
comment
Alternate Timeline: Blasted and Infernal Tokyo, the worlds that would have come to pass if Flynn's past self had been swayed by either Law or Chaos, respectively. The main timeline is what happened by choosing to gamble on Neutrality.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_19b6f396
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_19b6f396
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_19b6f396
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1a237409
type
Order Versus Chaos
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1a237409
comment
Order Versus Chaos: Tokyo has been split between the Lawful Ashura-Kai, which negotiates with demons to establish order, and the Chaotic Ring of Gaea, which wants all out war with the creatures. This is a funky reversal of how things usually go with regards to Order/Chaos, where usually "Chaos" is collaborating with demons to gain their power and "Order" is the ones looking to eradicate them. Another twist on it is that the Ashura-Kai talk and act like paramilitary yakuza, with rather scummy attitudes and shifty, underhanded negotiators, instead of the typical "holier-than-thou" attitude espoused by most Law types. The Ring of Gaea are strength-worshippers, but they worship human strength and dress like ascetic monks; it seems they only accept members who are strong enough to beat a demon to death with their bare hands. What demons work for the Ring of Gaea seem to be those that they've personally beaten the crap out of and bested, rather than ones bought with Macca like the Ashura-Kai.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1a237409
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1a237409
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1a237409
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1a74b900
type
World of Badass
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1a74b900
comment
World of Badass: The list of named characters who aren't badass in one way or another probably could be counted on one hand. Particularly badass individuals include Koga Saburo, Kaga, and your main character. The alignment heroes too, for the extent to which dedication to their ideals makes them potent allies... and enemies.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1a74b900
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1a74b900
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1a74b900
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1aa08f77
type
Multiple Endings
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1aa08f77
comment
Multiple Endings: There are four endings depending on your choices: Law, Chaos, Neutral, and a "Bad End". Law: Believing it's the only way to truly keep East Mikado safe, you and Merkabah open a black hole on your side of the Yamato Gate, killing everyone in Tokyo, including the two of you. Humanity has lost the ability to learn and change without knowledge and wisdom, but East Mikado is free of demons and you are remembered as its Messiah. Chaos: Believing the people of East Mikado will never be free under the current system, you and Lucifer decide to burn the city to the ground. Though many will die in the violence, Mikado will rise from the ashes as a land where people are finally free to choose their own path in life. Neutral: Believing that neither the forces of Chaos or Law have humanity's best interests at heart, you use the power of Masakado to remove the ceiling above Tokyo, destroying East Mikado in the process. Though the people of East Mikado are forced to move to Tokyo, the world is restored to the way it once was. Nothingness: Believing it's the only way to truly free the world from YHVH's machinations and the eternal battle between Law and Chaos, you choose to sabotage the Yamato Gate, opening a series of black holes that consume the entire universe.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1aa08f77
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1aa08f77
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1aa08f77
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1b465242
type
Conditioned to Accept Horror
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1b465242
comment
Conditioned to Accept Horror: More like brutal classism, but this is a constant for Casualries. The Black Samurai's books, containing views of a reality where this is not acceptable, are thus calamitous devices capable of breaking minds, leaving the affected as prime targets for Demonic Possession.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1b465242
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1b465242
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1b465242
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1b590025
type
Dead All Along
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1b590025
comment
Dead All Along: Wall-eyed Jun, the man who gives Flynn the quest Peallaidh Extermination, was killed and eaten by Peallaidh awhile ago. A soldier found in the Counter-Demon Force base is also this, but he won't be revealed as a ghost until he hears Fujiwara's voice and fades away a few seconds later.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1b590025
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1b590025
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1b590025
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1ba09c9d
type
Human Resources
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1ba09c9d
comment
Human Resources: Red Pills are made from the neurotransmitters of human brains, similar to the magnetite from previous games. In Infernal Tokyo, Demonoids directly extract neurotransmitters from Neurishers, humans with special equipment designed to facilitate extraction. Unlike in the case of Tayama's seedbeds, the Neurishers voluntarily sign up for the job, and are capable of continued motor functions such as speech and walking if fed upon in moderation.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1ba09c9d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1ba09c9d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1ba09c9d
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1bb2c500
type
The Horde
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1bb2c500
comment
The Horde: Hordes are unique battles where a large pack of enemies appear on screen that count as a single unit. They have multiple turns and doing damage causes the numbers to dwindle as the battle goes on and several are mini bosses. The upside is that, despite counting as one unit, hordes take damage multiple times from "multi-target" spells, so one good Mazan can blast half of them away.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1bb2c500
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1bb2c500
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1bb2c500
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1be7d298
type
Easy-Mode Mockery
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1be7d298
comment
Easy-Mode Mockery: Kotaku sums it up best.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1be7d298
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1be7d298
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1be7d298
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1c08ee8f
type
Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1c08ee8f
comment
Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum: The White are so convinced that the struggle against YHVH is hopeless that they want you to help them do this since they can't really interact with the physical world. Unusually, it's entirely possible to choose this ending.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1c08ee8f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1c08ee8f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1c08ee8f
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1c263b9f
type
The Purge
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1c263b9f
comment
The Purge: Shortly after the Black Samurai infiltrates Mikado with her "Literature", the higher-ups of Mikado instate the mass executions of those who have read it, with the intention of stalling the demon transformation epidemic.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1c263b9f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1c263b9f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1c263b9f
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1c445e86
type
Poor Communication Kills
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1c445e86
comment
Poor Communication Kills: A fair amount of grief could've been averted if Koga Saburo explained to the samurai why Tayama is bad for Tokyo, or if the Ashura-Kai goon (or the demons that appear in front of the cages) guarding the three captive archangels told the samurai why they're locked up, rather than immediately fighting the samurai and dying (Well, the goon just runs away).
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1c445e86
featureApplicability
-1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1c445e86
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1c445e86
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1c9537cd
type
The Main Characters Do Everything
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1c9537cd
comment
The Main Characters Do Everything: There's plenty of Eastern Mikado samurai, and conversations with a few of them indicate they're on missions in Tokyo too, but the only ones who ever do anything plot-forwarding are you and your rookie friends. Somewhat justified in that you're the star of the generation, which gets you plenty of requests. You complete them perfectly, which of course only ends in the masters deciding that, of course, you can handle more requests. Rinse and repeat.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1c9537cd
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1c9537cd
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1c9537cd
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1da01dce
type
The Computer Is a Lying Bastard
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1da01dce
comment
The Computer Is a Lying Bastard: The Final Bosses are at level 99. Several high-end Bonus Bosses such as Astaroth, Beelzebub, and the Fiends, range from level 80 to 90 despite being more difficult. It's easily possible for a player to expect easy fights from the New Game+ bonus bosses due to having parties that can easily smash the final bosses, only to meet Charon about five turns later. This surprisingly also works in reverse in some Challenge Quests, where you fight demons that should be able to wipe the floor with your party at the stage you get the quest, yet are perfectly beatable. The most conspicuous example is the "Protect The Tower" quest, where you have to slay 5 Pest Hordes in a row. The hordes are level 35, the same as your party would average at that point. The hordes, however, are made entirely of Nidhoggr. An individual Nidhoggr is level 62. In an even worse example, the very first miniboss, the Disaster Horde, is a level 6 group of Wild Hunt demons. Wild Hunt is level 53, and is not encountered until much, much later in the game.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1da01dce
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1da01dce
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1da01dce
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1e020735
type
Heroic Suicide
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1e020735
comment
Heroic Suicide: In the Law ending, Flynn and Merkabah activate the Yamato Perpetual Reactor to "cleanse" Tokyo. They don't bother to escape, letting themselves be destroyed with the city. Merkabah feels that Flynn's death and his own are a necessity as they have been exposed to Tokyo's "Filth" and thus are unfit to be a part of the utopia they are helping create (i.e. they know things that humans should not know, and they kill themselves to ensure that the information dies with them).
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1e020735
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1e020735
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1e020735
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1e122f24
type
Boss Banter
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1e122f24
comment
During the boss battle with Isabeau in the non-Neutral routes, you can pick some pretty hurtful responses during their Boss Banter questions. And the game will reward you for doing so, either in the form of decreasing the boss's stats or cancelling all of their Press Turns.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1e122f24
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1e122f24
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1e122f24
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1e7affed
type
Amputation Stops Spread
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1e7affed
comment
Amputation Stops Spread: Mentioned not to work with Pluto's poison.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1e7affed
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1e7affed
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_1e7affed
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_20860a0e
type
Punch-Clock Villain
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_20860a0e
comment
Punch-Clock Villain: The Zombie Cops give off this impression, as they legitimately believe that humans are criminals. Unfortunately, due to no longer being government workers, they resort to Police Brutality.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_20860a0e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_20860a0e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_20860a0e
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_21889507
type
A House Divided
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_21889507
comment
A House Divided: The group of Samurai you've been traveling with begins to fall apart around the Tsukiji Hongwanji area. The group splits, then regroups sans Isabeau later, before splitting for good after the alignment lock.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_21889507
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_21889507
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_21889507
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_22071825
type
I'm a Humanitarian
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_22071825
comment
I'm a Humanitarian: A whole group of regular humans is found guilty of this at the end of the quest Mysterious Story of Tennozu. At first you hear about how weird that a shelter in an area warded off by the Ashura-kai, without any way of sustenance, has food for its dwellers despite all odds. A woman from this place forcefully tells you it's just beef. Which is even more odd considering Tokyo's inability to raise cattle since two and a half decades ago, as pointed out by two outsider hunters stationed in there. By the end of the quest they finally admit from where the "cows" came from. All under the watchful eye of a demon lord and your former king!
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_22071825
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_22071825
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_22071825
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_242b7b18
type
First Time in the Sun
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_242b7b18
comment
First Time in the Sun: In the Neutral Ending, large groups of Tokyo citizens stand in the streets to watch the Firmament tear itself out of its place, allowing sunlight back into the city. While there are many who have seen the sun before due to being old enough to have been around in pre-Firmament Tokyo, there are also many who were born after Tokyo turned into a massive cavern. In the Chaos Route, Lucifer takes a moment to savor the sunlight after the two of you defeat Merkabah and enter Mikado.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_242b7b18
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_242b7b18
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_242b7b18
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_259d5879
type
Anachronism Stew
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_259d5879
comment
Anachronism Stew: The game opens in 1492 by the Gregorian calendar, with the kingdom being founded in the first year of said calendar. However, the Gregorian calendar wasn't even invented until 1582. On top of that, for some reason the Samurai of the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado have demon summoning gauntlets with computers and holographic terminals in them. This is on account of time flowing at different rates for it and Tokyo, where that technology comes from.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_259d5879
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_259d5879
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_259d5879
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_26ac510e
type
Mythology Gag
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_26ac510e
comment
Mythology Gag: The game has numerous references to Strange Journey and other games in the series. The Black Samurai wears a black Demonica Suit. Demons appear as blue static on the field before you fight them. New demon enemies were blue static in Strange Journey before you analyzed them. The chances of finding a Fiend is 1/256, just like the chances of finding a Fiend in Shin Megami Tensei I. In the aftermath of Camp Ichigaya, an NPC in Shibuya mentions that a "B-grade" magazine was right about the Ring of Gaea being an evil demon-worshipping cult. The Cult of Gaea, and its murderous tendencies, were once featured in Ayakashi Monthly, a rag that Chiaki found distasteful. Gozu-Tennoh, or Gozutennou, is actually Baal, and requires Human Sacrifice to take on his true form. Like when Chiaki merged with the former and used Manikin sacrifice to become the latter. Two of the Hunters in Tokyo that appear on the blackboards are Romero and Anthony. The command center of the Counter-Demon Force HQ in Infernal/Blasted Kasumigaseki is wrecked. Much like how the command center of the Red Sprite is wrecked at the beginning of the Law/Chaos routes. The "Afterlife" DLC missions, wherein Charon's assistants take you to an alternate, sealed-off version Shinjuku, use a remix of "Shinjuku Hygienic Hospital" as background music. The area itself is referred to as a "dead city." One quest involves clearing out hordes of Nidhoggr at the base of the Sky Tower. This is an allusion to Norse Mythology where Nidhoggr would gnaw at the roots of the World Tree. The "Morningstar Aura" DLC headgear gives Flynn the blond hair and mismatched red and blue eyes of Louis Cyphre. The Hunter Tournament music is a remix of the theme of Ginza from Shin Megami Tensei I The ultimate Law-exclusive boss is Mastema from Strange Journey, but what puts the fight here is that a lot of what he says upon losing is eerily similar to what he says before and after his fight in that game.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_26ac510e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_26ac510e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_26ac510e
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_26d1f65f
type
Verbal Tic
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_26d1f65f
comment
Verbal Tic: Characters from Mikado, especially Walter, are prone to saying "Hoy" as an archaic version of "Hey" or to get someone's attention.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_26d1f65f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_26d1f65f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_26d1f65f
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_26eb6287
type
Funny Background Event
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_26eb6287
comment
Funny Background Event: When the choice to activate the Yamato Gate comes up, Tayama's desperate, weak protests can be heard in the background. Really, there are a LOT of these. Pay attention to your fellow Samurai, especially Walter, when they're shown behind a speaker in many events.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_26eb6287
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_26eb6287
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_26eb6287
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2726d167
type
The World Is Just Awesome
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2726d167
comment
The World Is Just Awesome: Both Mikado and Tokyo get this treatment. The main quartet gets a breathtaking view of Mikado when they have breakfast on the roof of Mikado castle, and one of Tokyo as they descend down the Tokyo Skytree and look out one of the observation decks.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2726d167
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2726d167
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2726d167
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2737c505
type
Shoot the Dog
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2737c505
comment
Shoot the Dog: Early-game, you have to put down Issachar, Flynn's old pal who's become a demon. The ultimate aim of The White is to do this to the entire universe, viewing Law and Chaos as ultimately meaningless and equally horrible as long as God exists, so the death of everything and everyone would be a comparative mercy.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2737c505
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2737c505
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2737c505
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_276ad49e
type
Karma Meter
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_276ad49e
comment
Karma Meter: Events will change depending if you lean towards order, chaos, or a middle ground between the two.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_276ad49e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_276ad49e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_276ad49e
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_27b6e7cb
type
Vendor Trash
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_27b6e7cb
comment
Vendor Trash: Your primary means of income (outside of using certain talk skills on demons). Gathering "relics" and selling them at stores is how you make cash. Relics can be anything; semiprecious stones, commonplace technological junk like computer mice or compact discs, or furniture like chairs and desks. The item description for the various modern items is of some confused primitive trying to make sense of them, amusingly. (Mice are thought to perhaps be a small storage box for jewelry, and they think that CDs are strange mirrors.) The demon meat healing items restore so little HP that using them to recover is nearly worthless. However, they fetch for a lot of Macca when sold. Additionally, a wandering Hunter found across Tokyo's rooftops will buy some off you for several times its original market value if you're willing to track him down and give him exactly what he wants.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_27b6e7cb
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_27b6e7cb
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_27b6e7cb
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2804d516
type
Master of None
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2804d516
comment
Master of None: Taken Up to Eleven in this game, where several demons you get can have a completely even stat spread.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2804d516
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2804d516
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2804d516
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_29338986
type
Sidequest
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_29338986
comment
Side Quest: A lot of them. They are called "Challenge Quests" and are completely optional unless you are on the Neutral route. The "common" collect 20 Bear Asses and "slay this demon" are present, but there are also quests to search for specific rare or unique items, look for missing people or possessions, a couple Escort Missions, some that are only a string of battles, including a couple of tournaments, and a few with special conditions. However, accepting any quest that doesn't fall under the "Delivery" category (which always count as accepted if they can be redone) will completely freeze the story until you complete it or abandon it. Those same quests also do not permit your fellow Samurai to aid you in them, so you are on your own unless the quest gives you a companion (usually Nozomi).
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_29338986
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_29338986
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_29338986
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_29428ef
type
Difficulty Levels
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_29428ef
comment
Difficulty Levels: Two exist outside of the default, but the easier one (Fellow) must be unlocked by dying twice, while the harder one (Master) must be unlocked by clearing the game once. The difficulty can be changed at any time that you have access to the menu screen, and affects battle difficulty, cost to summon demons from the Compendium, and the prices of the secret Ginza shops; rewards and other elements of the game remain unchanged.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_29428ef
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_29428ef
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_29428ef
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_295087bf
type
Non-Indicative Name
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_295087bf
comment
Non-Indicative Name: The "Fundraise" app may as well be called the "Pilfer" app, as every time you use it the game doesn't bother to sugarcoat that you're stealing from the target demon without their consent.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_295087bf
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_295087bf
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_295087bf
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_29a39f6
type
Easter Egg
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_29a39f6
comment
In an endgame Easter Egg, should you visit the bars on the Law or Chaos routes, even Merkabah and Lucifer will be horrified by the food.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_29a39f6
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_29a39f6
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_29a39f6
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_29c50e28
type
Trial-and-Error Gameplay
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_29c50e28
comment
Trial-and-Error Gameplay: Several of the VR Training Quests are this, with four of the final five being the worst offenders. Discovering weaknesses of enemy demons. The only way to find them out is to simply spam attacks and pray they don't reflect, drain, or nullify them, using up all turns. In a new area, this can lead to every single battle being a huge risk, as a single reflected attack can turn the tide of a battle. It gets a bit better once you start picking up Almighty spells, as while they can't hit enemy weaknesses, they also can't be resisted against by any random-encounter enemy other than the DLC-exclusive Mitamas.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_29c50e28
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_29c50e28
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_29c50e28
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_29f44d3a
type
Adam Smith Hates Your Guts
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_29f44d3a
comment
In the members-only Ginza shops, you can buy Almighty Rounds, which are your one infinite-use means of inflicting Almighty damage. However, they are horrendously expensive (and even more so on Master difficulty, where they cost 1.3 million Macca!) and they have an attack power of 20, which is weaker than even the first bullets you come across. And Almighty's inability to exploit weaknesses for Press Turns (aside from one very specific skill from a demon only obtainable in the final DLC quest) ensures that it won't give you any tactical advantage whatsoever.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_29f44d3a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_29f44d3a
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_29f44d3a
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2a0db0e2
type
Starwars
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2a0db0e2
comment
In the back of the special shops in Ginza, you can see what looks like a Storm Trooper helmet and Darth Vader's helmet
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2a0db0e2
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2a0db0e2
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2a0db0e2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2ae86d23
type
Empty Room Until the Trap
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2ae86d23
comment
Empty Room Until the Trap: Go ahead and visit that 100-Luck door in Kasumigaseki a bunch of times. Persist and the RNG (1/256 chance) will summon Red Rider.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2ae86d23
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2ae86d23
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2ae86d23
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2b278c5d
type
Loss of Identity
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2b278c5d
comment
Loss of Identity: The masks Mastema fitted Uriel, Raphael and Michael with when he tossed them into Kagome Tower do this to the trio.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2b278c5d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2b278c5d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2b278c5d
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2b3bd260
type
Readings Are Off the Scale
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2b3bd260
comment
Downplayed with stats. Stat gauges top out and turn blue at 200, but you can increase stats beyond 200. The cap for each stat is 999, which is never reached in practice because you can only gain a total of 490 stat points from leveling up (98 level-ups * 5 points per level-up); to grind the rest of the way, you need an obscene number of Incenses, which are difficult to come by outside of Challenge Quests, and unlike with Vendor Trash, App Points, and experience points, there is no DLC quest for farming Incenses. You can farm them from Red Rider, who drops 10 of every kind of Incense. However, not only does he spawn extremely rarely, he's the Fiend most likely to abuse Almighty moves to just wipe you and your team into oblivion.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2b3bd260
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2b3bd260
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2b3bd260
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2b5ea43c
type
Bland-Name Product
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2b5ea43c
comment
Bland-Name Product: The Ginza area is full of it, starting with Luis Wilton (Louis Vuitton). Shinjuku also has MoDonalno (McDonald's) and 7 A.M. (7-Eleven) stores.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2b5ea43c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2b5ea43c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2b5ea43c
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2bdae2ae
type
Awesome, but Impractical
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2bdae2ae
comment
Awesome, but Impractical: Finally averted with Megido, which now has a respectable MP cost and deals more damage than the other mid-level spells. In the members-only Ginza shops, you can buy Almighty Rounds, which are your one infinite-use means of inflicting Almighty damage. However, they are horrendously expensive (and even more so on Master difficulty, where they cost 1.3 million Macca!) and they have an attack power of 20, which is weaker than even the first bullets you come across. And Almighty's inability to exploit weaknesses for Press Turns (aside from one very specific skill from a demon only obtainable in the final DLC quest) ensures that it won't give you any tactical advantage whatsoever. The Demon Enhancer apps can fall into this. With all five of them, all your demons effectively earn double the stat boosts, except they're all spread across each stat, including their dump stat. Despite that, it allows lower level demons to become monsters when trained to high levels, likely having higher stats than most high level demons, to boot. The impractical bit? Low level demons for the most part don't exactly have strong moves, which you will need to fuse onto them, and their exp requirement per level is a lot higher than that of demons that start higher, meaning they take a lot more effort to get where you want them. Dragon Eye—yes, the spell that everyone hates in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne because bosses can use it for extra turns while the player and their demons can never learn it—is finally obtainable for your demons as Guardian's Eye! However, it requires defeating the hardest DLC boss available so you can obtain the demon who has it. On top of that, the spell costs an outrageous 255 MP, and said demon will never have enough MP to cast it more than once; you can pass it on but the inheriting demon will be able to use it about three times at most. And finally, well, you beat said hardest DLC boss, so unless you still need to beat up the Fiends and the New Game+ Bonus Bosses, Guardian's Eye is more of a Bragging Rights Reward than anything.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2bdae2ae
featureApplicability
-1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2bdae2ae
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2bdae2ae
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2bfd6a1e
type
Check-Point Starvation
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2bfd6a1e
comment
Checkpoint Starvation: You cannot save at all until you've become a Samurai, entered the first dungeon, and met Burroughs. Fortunately, once she's introduced herself, you're able to save at any time. Although it just takes about twenty or so minutes to get to that point.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2bfd6a1e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2bfd6a1e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2bfd6a1e
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2cd22076
type
Fantastic Drug
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2cd22076
comment
Fantastic Drug: The Red Pills. Clean and seemingly harmless energy supplements for demons...except humans who consume these pills turn into demons, and even worse, they're made with neurotransmitters harvested forcibly from human brains in a secret underground replica of the Roppongi Hills building.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2cd22076
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2cd22076
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2cd22076
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2d88e42c
type
Gender Bender
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2d88e42c
comment
Gender Bender: Lucifer has both a human schoolgirl form and two masculine demon forms in this game. You meet a male "furious hunter" in Shinjuku who turns into the female Dullahan after ingesting Red. Angel evolves into Archangel, Incubus into Succubus, and Tiamat into Ym.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2d88e42c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2d88e42c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2d88e42c
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2e0c3dae
type
Huge Holographic Head
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2e0c3dae
comment
Huge Holographic Head: Kenji's Demonoid form.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2e0c3dae
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2e0c3dae
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2e0c3dae
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2f238617
type
Power-Upgrading Deformation
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2f238617
comment
Power-Upgrading Deformation: The Demonoids. Some got the short end of the stick with the surgery, which is typically called a fusion, that resulted in Fusion Error.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2f238617
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2f238617
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2f238617
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2fc4ac67
type
Black Knight
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2fc4ac67
comment
Black Knight: The mysterious "Black Samurai", true to the name, wears black Demonica armor.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2fc4ac67
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2fc4ac67
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_2fc4ac67
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_302730a
type
Fusion Dance
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_302730a
comment
Fusion Dance: Merkabah is a composite of the four archangels along with the will of Jonathan after he's sacrificed to summon it. Lucifer is a fusion of him and Walter, with his second form revealing his left hand's large lump is actually what's left of Walter. Kartikeya reveals he was originally six of Parvati's kids that she hugged so hard they fused together.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_302730a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_302730a
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_302730a
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_319e4a2f
type
Even Evil Has Standards
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_319e4a2f
comment
Even Evil Has Standards: Demons are against robbing people and pimping, apparently. Every single side in the conflict is revolted by Tayama. Even the very Lawful Jonathan wants the guy dead, and only doesn't act on it because he finds the Black Samurai worse (and he's the only one who thinks so).
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_319e4a2f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_319e4a2f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_319e4a2f
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_327b5216
type
Black Market
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_327b5216
comment
Black Market: The various equipment shops throughout Tokyo, complete with shady Jerkass dealers.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_327b5216
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_327b5216
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_327b5216
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_32e279c4
type
Humans Are Flawed
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_32e279c4
comment
Humans Are Flawed: Several demons from delivery quests have this opinion and will be impressed by how skilled Flynn is and showing them that humans do have the capability of being more than what they currently are.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_32e279c4
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_32e279c4
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_32e279c4
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_334e48a1
type
After the End
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_334e48a1
comment
After the End: Tokyo, Blasted Tokyo, and Infernal Tokyo all take place in alternate worlds where this happened after each alignment won in the backstory. It's a bit vague on the exact date the missiles struck, but it was somewhere in 2013, as the Kasumigaseki computer's logs indicate.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_334e48a1
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_334e48a1
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_334e48a1
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3517000d
type
Mad Scientist
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3517000d
comment
Ask Mido who he is, and without fail, he will do this.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3517000d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3517000d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3517000d
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_36249acd
type
Lethal Joke Character
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_36249acd
comment
Lethal Joke Character: In many areas there will be at least one demon who is a good bit weaker than the others nearby in both level and default skills, but upon leveling up leans an extremely useful move, usually earlier than any other demon can. Examples include Mandrake in Shinjuku (earliest source of Bind Voice, which paralyzes all enemies), Goblin in Shibuya (Charge, more than doubles the power of physical attacks), and Nadja in Blasted Tokyo (Samarecarm, revives and fully heals a KO'd demon).
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_36249acd
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_36249acd
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_36249acd
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_363e9631
type
Sequential Boss
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_363e9631
comment
There's one or two ultimate bosses for each route: Mastema for the Law route, Red Rider for the Neutral route and the Demiurge for the Chaos Route. In addition, Beelzebub acts as the ultimate boss for all routes and is the second part of a Sequential Boss fight while also being a whopping Level 90, with New Game Plus adding Astaroth at the same level.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_363e9631
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_363e9631
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_363e9631
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_37690091
type
Stable Time Loop
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_37690091
comment
Stable Time Loop: The DLC quests suggest this, as they involve you going back in time to defeat the Four Archangels (leading to their capture and subsequent rescue in the present), as well as to calm down Masakado so he can create a ceiling over Tokyo. Some of the lines in Blasted and Infernal Tokyo seem to indicate that the story is based on one. In particular, Blasted Tokyo Akira says that, due to the Samurai helping them, he'll build a new kingdom and call it the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado after their home and Jonathan points out this would make him Aquila, the first king of their kingdom. Jonathan and Walter's question on whether they had met Flynn before indicates this as well, meaning that Blasted and Infernal Tokyo are things that happened in previous cycles.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_37690091
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_37690091
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_37690091
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_38d09db
type
Homicide Machines
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_38d09db
comment
Homicide Machines: Pluto Soldiers and Pluto himself.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_38d09db
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_38d09db
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_38d09db
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_391d6577
type
Sequel Escalation
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_391d6577
comment
Sequel Escalation: The game features over 500 recruitable demons, compared to the approximately 300 in the previous entry in the series, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey. You can now expand your demon capacity to 24, instead of up to 12 in previous games. Because of the removal of the defense stat, you can inflict much more damage on even end-game demons and bosses than in past games. A charged attack boosted by a High Pleroma can do over 1,000 HP of damage very easily, something you can't easily hit for half of in previous games.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_391d6577
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_391d6577
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_391d6577
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_398692d6
type
Kill 'Em All
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_398692d6
comment
Anything in Blasted and Infernal Tokyo becomes this if you take the law path. Which is justified, considering that Merkabah has other plans with the gate.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_398692d6
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_398692d6
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_398692d6
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3a88a563
type
Vocal Dissonance
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3a88a563
comment
Vocal Dissonance: Despite the four archangels in this game appear as ungodly Eldritch Abominations in this game much unlike their former counterparts, they speak in the same pleasantly valiant, holier-than-thou voice as before.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3a88a563
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3a88a563
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3a88a563
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3c26863b
type
Assist Character
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3c26863b
comment
Assist Character: Jonathan, Walter and Isabeau all function as a assist characters; one of them will almost always be present during a battle and will occasionally chuck in attack spells or healing to help you. Once in a while the enemy will target them instead of your party, too.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3c26863b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3c26863b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3c26863b
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3e922887
type
Not of This Earth
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3e922887
comment
Not of This Earth: Neither Sanat nor the Ancient of Days can be scanned without external help, and they don't seem to be made of matter native to the Universe...
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3e922887
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3e922887
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3e922887
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3f0310d6
type
Magikarp Power
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3f0310d6
comment
Magikarp Power: Low level demons can become powerhouses, even stronger than naturally high level demons, with all five of the Apps that boost demon's stats upon level up. All you need is a great deal of patience to get those demons to high levels. ...Or you can use the Experience DLC map.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3f0310d6
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3f0310d6
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3f0310d6
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3f737576
type
Climax Boss
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3f737576
comment
Climax Boss: There are three, but you can only fight two. The first is the rematch with the Lilim Horde that charmed Flynn, Jonathan, and Walter in Kiccigiorgi Forest. The other two are Lilith, the Black Samurai's true form you fight if you side with Jonathan, and Yamato-Takeru, Tayama's strongest demon, if you side with Walter. The White are fought too late to be considered this.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3f737576
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3f737576
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3f737576
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3f8ef764
type
Bleak Level
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3f8ef764
comment
Bleak Level: The Monochrome Forest.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3f8ef764
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3f8ef764
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3f8ef764
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3fdac1c6
type
Literally Shattered Lives
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3fdac1c6
comment
Ice freezes the enemy and then shatters.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3fdac1c6
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3fdac1c6
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3fdac1c6
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3fe2b13f
type
Ungrateful Bastard
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3fe2b13f
comment
Ungrateful Bastard: When offering material, HP, and MP to a demon to appease it during a conversation, it can happen that the demon suddenly takes off without giving you anything in exchange. This is why it's important to take the initiative to end conversations, although there's no telling whether the best option is to "End Talks" or to keep going.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3fe2b13f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3fe2b13f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_3fe2b13f
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_401d4116
type
Broken Aesop
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_401d4116
comment
Broken Aesop: The White trying to convince the hero to flip the table would be a pretty devastating, self-aware critique on just how Crapsack the SMT-verse is, and how it indeed can cause Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy. However, their methods of trying to convey this message kind of fall flat: the Bad Futures they send you to not only have genuinely likable characters, but they're arguably only marginally worse than the present, and by the end of both you're made them better places by putting the Akiras in charge. On the other hand, both worlds represent the logical end to the machinations of Law and Chaos, and both are just as bad as the other for different reasons. Then again, it could be an in-verse case of Accidental Aesop; no matter how bad things seem to be, there's always a way of making it ever so slightly better. Burroughs herself will comment on how screwed up the White is, so it doesn't seem like the player is expected to find their arguments compelling, to say the least.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_401d4116
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_401d4116
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_401d4116
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_40a533db
type
Guest-Star Party Member
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_40a533db
comment
Guest-Star Party Member: Walter, Jonathan, Isabeau, Merkabah, and Lucifer will help out as a fifth party member that can attack enemies and even get knocked out at different points during the story. When there are multiple human party members, then the fifth slot is random and can be any of them.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_40a533db
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_40a533db
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_40a533db
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_40cc0c7e
type
Bittersweet Ending
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_40cc0c7e
comment
Bittersweet Ending: As per Shin Megami Tensei tradition, all of the endings are this. The common factors are that Jonathan and Walter are sacrificed in order to form their respective alignments' representatives, and on Law and Chaos, you kill Isabeau (almost) with your own hands. Law: Mikado is transformed into a peaceful kingdom under God's rule...after having humanity's capability to sin at is taken away by stripping them of literature, education, and free will, while all of Tokyo is sucked into a black hole, including you and Merkabah. Chaos: Mikado and Tokyo are free of the forces of Law...but demons are unleashed into Tokyo and Mikado, the leadership of the latter surrender, and both places become scorched societies of demons and humanity fighting for power. Even Neutral gets in on this, as both your Law and Chaos buddies still die. It's still a Bittersweet Ending, just with less emphasis on "bitter" and more towards "sweet". Moreover, you're warned by Masakado himself that this is only a temporary stop to the eternal conflict between YHVH and Lucifer, and that sooner or later the Vicious Cycle will continue. The Nihilism ending borders on being an outright Downer Ending: All life in the universe is finally free from YHVH's expectations and control ...because you destroyed all of existence.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_40cc0c7e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_40cc0c7e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_40cc0c7e
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_40d15d7a
type
Spoiler Cover
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_40d15d7a
comment
Spoiler Cover: It attempts to play up the discovery of Tokyo as a Wham Episode, but anyone who's checked out the back-of-the-box art will already know of its existence. Although, why Tokyo exists in what is apparently the 15th century is another story altogether.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_40d15d7a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_40d15d7a
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_40d15d7a
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4108bb3e
type
Doomed Hometown
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4108bb3e
comment
Doomed Hometown: Kiccigiorgi.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4108bb3e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4108bb3e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4108bb3e
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_41eab669
type
Daylight Horror
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_41eab669
comment
After activating the Yamato Reactor, you travel through Blasted Tokyo, which averts this trope due to a lack of a Firmament. Which, as explained in the Daylight Horror example above, is hardly any better.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_41eab669
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_41eab669
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_41eab669
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_446adf5f
type
Summoning Ritual
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_446adf5f
comment
Summoning Ritual: Three are quests that can be done on New Game+. The first is involves the revival of Astaroth, where Minako along with the aid of others is attempting to, and succeed, in summoning him. The second involves a quest in Infernal Tokyo where Master Therion has a orgy/Sabbath between Demonoids and Neurishers to summon Mother Harlot, but only ends up summoning her in a alternate Tokyo due to Flynn interfering. The third happens upon Jonathan's route and requires that Flynn slay Morax, Tokisada, Chimera, and Gryphon. Their collective heads are to be sacrificed in order to summon Seraph.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_446adf5f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_446adf5f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_446adf5f
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_46118dc5
type
Adult Fear
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_46118dc5
comment
Adult Fear: Hariti has her son Priyankara kidnapped and she has no idea what happened to him. Thankfully Flynn can save the boy and reunite mother and son. Parents sending their children to Roppongi Hills when the Ashura-kai promise their children will have a future. They don't mention what that future will be. One mother even breaks down once the war starts since she sent her son there recently believing they could take care of him better than her.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_46118dc5
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_46118dc5
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_46118dc5
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_479ea2c1
type
A.I. Roulette
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_479ea2c1
comment
Compounding this is the fact that your battle partner is randomly chosen from the cast members traveling with you, who are also subject to A.I. Roulette. Against certain bosses it would be pragmatic to reset if your battle partner happens to use the elements that cause the boss to smirk.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_479ea2c1
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_479ea2c1
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_479ea2c1
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_47e4f5f5
type
Golden Ending
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_47e4f5f5
comment
Golden Ending: Neutral, as usual, but even by the standards of Neutral endings this game's is optimistic, and is often considered the rosiest mainline SMT ending. To elaborate: It's the only route where any of your Samurai companions survive, one of your major quests consists of bringing hope to the humans of Tokyo, there's a scene where you and Isabeau read manga that's there for no reason other than to be sweet and heartwarming, by the end the populace of Tokyo and Mikado have your back, and you finally unseal Tokyo from its 25 / 1500-year isolation. Probably not coincidentally, it's also considered the hardest mainline SMT ending to get.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_47e4f5f5
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_47e4f5f5
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_47e4f5f5
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_485eb589
type
Sealed Evil in a Can
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_485eb589
comment
Sealed Evil in a Can: The Kagome Tower prisoners.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_485eb589
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_485eb589
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_485eb589
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_486466ee
type
Dual Boss
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_486466ee
comment
Dual Boss: Or rather, Quad Boss. There's a late-game quest in Ikebukuro (the one in Infernal Tokyo) to fight all four Horsemen of the Apocalypse at once. However, they're a lot weaker than when they're fought individually as part of the 1/256-chance encounters. Another Quad Boss occurs in the quest "Tokyo Cosmos". You fight the Four Devas one at a time. When the last of them goes down, they all reappear to fight you at the same time.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_486466ee
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_486466ee
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_486466ee
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_48d464ca
type
Interdimensional Travel Device
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_48d464ca
comment
Interdimensional Travel Device: The Yamato Perpetual Reactor.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_48d464ca
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_48d464ca
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_48d464ca
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4977559e
type
Our Angels Are Different
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4977559e
comment
Our Angels Are Different: See those horrifying white monstrosities in the white half of the cover art up there? Those are angels.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4977559e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4977559e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4977559e
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_49d18492
type
Scenery Gorn
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_49d18492
comment
Scenery Gorn: Blasted Tokyo and Infernal Tokyo. The former is a Tokyo reduced to a barren desert by the angels, with massive craters where the major districts once stood. The latter is a Tokyo turned into a war zone by the various Demonoid factions, with heavy smoke, various fires, ruined buildings, and piles of rubble lining the streets.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_49d18492
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_49d18492
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_49d18492
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4a10e526
type
You Have Researched Breathing
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4a10e526
comment
You Have Researched Breathing: Demons can't use attack/healing items unless they have a Knowhow spell; never mind the fact that some of them are carrying them in the first place.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4a10e526
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4a10e526
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4a10e526
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4a852458
type
Big Good
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4a852458
comment
Big Good: The backstory has two: Tokyo has Masakado, who turned himself into the shelter that saved Tokyo with the help of Flynn's past life. Mikado has Mastema, who aided Aquila in repelling the demons and setting up Mikado. He also ends up being the one responsible for sealing three of the Archangels. For the Law Route, there's Gabriel of the Four Archangels, while the Chaos route features Lucifer in this role. Commander Hope is a subversion. Everything from his mannerisms to his dress sense to his very name tells you he ought to be The Paragon, but he devolves into an almost complete nonentity once the player reaches Tokyo, with Abbot Hugo wresting control of the Samurai from him and the player running into the people who are really in the know of the finer points of the plot in relatively short order.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4a852458
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4a852458
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4a852458
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4ac8b81f
type
Humans Are the Real Monsters
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4ac8b81f
comment
There's an app that gives you the ability "Fundraise"...which is an awfully nice thing to call robbery. "Fundraising" will incur exclamations of fear and disgust from the target, and even the demons who tend to praise your bad behavior will not be happy about a human forcing them to hand over cash. Even worse if you bind the target beforehand so they can't retaliate, often prompting them to declare that Humans Are the Real Monsters.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4ac8b81f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4ac8b81f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4ac8b81f
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4b0ef86e
type
Advertised Extra
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4b0ef86e
comment
Advertised Extra: Navarre and Commander Hope. The former features prominently with the main characters in much of the promotional material, but he's actually just an obnoxious Starter Villain who has no mandatory appearances following the first arc (though he does become an Ascended Extra in the sequel). The latter has an appearance, personality, and job title worthy of a Big Good, but in reality he's a puppet of the corrupt Monastery (and depressingly aware of it), and by the time you reach Tokyo and start meeting the people really in the know about the plot he's a total nonentity.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4b0ef86e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4b0ef86e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4b0ef86e
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4c24a9ed
type
Power Copying
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4c24a9ed
comment
Power Copying: This is how you learn spells. Once your demons level up sufficiently to learn all the spells they're ever going to learn, they initiate Demon Whisper, where you can copy or overwrite any of their abilities onto your list. You can only hold a limited number of spells at a time, but if you already have a copy of an ability it gets upgraded to either do more damage or cost less MP to cast.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4c24a9ed
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4c24a9ed
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4c24a9ed
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4cefd8a6
type
Long Song, Short Scene
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4cefd8a6
comment
Long Song, Short Scene: Thanks to the Rocket-Tag Gameplay, you're unlikely to hear all of the non-boss battle theme unless you intentionally wait for it.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4cefd8a6
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4cefd8a6
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4cefd8a6
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4e3d253b
type
Downer Ending
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4e3d253b
comment
The Nihilism ending borders on being an outright Downer Ending: All life in the universe is finally free from YHVH's expectations and control ...because you destroyed all of existence.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4e3d253b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4e3d253b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4e3d253b
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4e7c4536
type
Wham Line
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4e7c4536
comment
Wham Line: Initially, the setting is an entirely fictional world entirely removed from ours. Then Isabeu drops a line that clarifies that this is indeed our Earth, and from there the terrible secrets of the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado unravel one by one. Even before that, there's the baker mentioning that he's read Osamu Dazai's No Longer Human—which was published in our own 1948. And much later on, we have Jonathan's inconspicuous line that hints on what the hell is going on in Blasted and Infernal Tokyo.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4e7c4536
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4e7c4536
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4e7c4536
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4e7f703c
type
Wham Shot
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4e7f703c
comment
Wham Shot: The game starts in a pre-industrial society locked in either Medieval Stasis or passing through the High Middle Ages. After some time of wading through Naraku and the grueling battle with the Minotaur, you start finding oddly modern stuff such as guns and signs in modern Japanese (called "mystic script"). And then the Samurai find a large observation deck, which reveals the true nature of the Unclean Ones' country... Tokyo. As in, modern-day Tokyo - you're going down the Tokyo Skytree. After activating the Yamato Reactor, you, Walter, and Jonathan find yourself back at the Counter-Demon Force base for some reason. You three head out to the surface, only to discover that Tokyo has been completely leveled. Though it is a short while before you three discover an even greater wham moment: That you're in an alternate version of Tokyo, one that lost out to the angels during the demon infestation 25 years ago. In Demonic Gene, soon after Gina and Walter meet Mastema, the Skytree shatters, trapping the prentice Samurai in Tokyo and cutting off Mikado. In Prayers, Jonathan returns, blessed with angel power. He undoes Asuma's demon fusion... and the demon promptly releases a titanic angel to kill everyone.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4e7f703c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4e7f703c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4e7f703c
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4ef62a4d
type
Full-Circle Revolution
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4ef62a4d
comment
Full-Circle Revolution: Also an important part of the Order Versus Chaos conflict, and a key part of the White's Despair Gambit: Blasted Tokyo, the world which gave in to God's will, ultimately, with Akira at its head, will seek to abandon empty ceremony and seek harmony with the demons, incarnations of their desire. Infernal Tokyo, the world steeped in anarchy and conflict, with Akira as its ruler, will start forming the foundations of an ordered society through the regulation of access to Neurishers. This is, apparently, part of the reason of the White's madness - since Neutral will eventually give in to Chaos or Law, which themselves will eventually break down into the other, what is the damn point in trying?
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4ef62a4d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4ef62a4d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_4ef62a4d
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5049f19d
type
Do Well, but Not Perfect
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5049f19d
comment
Do Well, but Not Perfect: It is entirely possible to be screwed out of Neutral alignment not only due to being too Lawful or too Chaotic, but also by being too Neutral, because the Neutral window encompasses a very small range of "alignment score" and the final alignment-altering prompt will give you so many points in either direction that if you're too Neutral, you will be stuck with either Law or Chaos.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5049f19d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5049f19d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5049f19d
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_504e271f
type
But Thou Must!
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_504e271f
comment
But Thou Must!: When traveling from Blasted and Infernal Tokyo, you will not be allowed to proceed until you activate the Yamato Perpetual Reactor, which forces you to gain or lose alignment points whether you want to or not. Several other mandatory actions also impose a change in alignment points, such as killing the Minotaour (automatically leans you towards Chaos) and rescuing the hostages in Kagome Tower (automatically shifts you towards Law). Played for laughs in demon conversations; occasionally a demon will ask you a question or demand you do something, and give you three choices, all of which are the same answer. For example, a demon asking you whether humans or demons are superior will give you "Demons", "Demons", and "Demons" as choices.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_504e271f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_504e271f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_504e271f
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5313c266
type
Book-Ends
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5313c266
comment
Book-Ends: A minor example: Early in the game, right after you reach Tokyo, you have to off a belligerent Pellaidh who stole a pond from a group of Kelpies. In the Chaos ending, if you take time to explore the mess that is Mikado and travel to the lake, you'll see Pellaidh and a bunch of Kelpies arguing over who gets to live in the lake. In the beginning of the game, the protagonist, Jonathan, and Walter goes up the battlement to see the Kingdom of Mikado in its magnificence. In the Chaos ending, he and Lucifer (under the appearance of Hikaru) are on the same battlement to watch Mikado burn.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5313c266
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5313c266
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5313c266
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_54ec2f0c
type
Not Completely Useless
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_54ec2f0c
comment
Not Completely Useless: Silent Prayer resets all stat changes to both sides of the battle. This isn't that useful for the most part, since by the time it's available, odds are you are making extensive use of status buffs for your allies, and you don't want that to reset. Merkabah, on the other hand, loves to increase his own stats while lowering yours, and the battle can go uphill for you in a hurry without Silent Prayer. Demon Fusion Lite, which allows basic 2-demon fusion with computer-picked skill inheritance seems pointless when you have Mido's full-featured demon fusion app. However, the Lite version allows some skills that have restrictions on being inherited to get passed on to new demons, such as Desperate Hit and Die For Me!, to be inherited anyway. Also, the resulting new demon will have full HP and MP, which can be useful in a pinch if you need a new, healthy demon immediately or if you want to spam high-cost skills.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_54ec2f0c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_54ec2f0c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_54ec2f0c
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5539b84f
type
Corrupt Church
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5539b84f
comment
East Mikado all things considered isn't a bad place to live... if you ignore the classism, tyrannical priests, brainwashing, hordes of ravenous demons living under the capital, and the fact that, by all appearances, all the entertainment is propaganda.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5539b84f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5539b84f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5539b84f
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_55b1f9a1
type
Easy Amnesia
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_55b1f9a1
comment
Easy Amnesia: After the alignment lock, neither Fujiwara nor Skins remember Hikaru.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_55b1f9a1
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_55b1f9a1
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_55b1f9a1
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_55e5b37c
type
Bragging Rights Reward
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_55e5b37c
comment
Bragging Rights Reward: Astaroth, Asherah, and Ishtar are all unlocked on a New Game+ quest chain, Astaroth being available after beating him at Level 90 during the first quest and the latter two being available upon clearing the last, Chaos-exclusive quest, which has a Guide Dang It! trigger. Given the effort you need to get them, they're not all that useful. Mother Harlot, gotten from the same quest as Asherah and Ishtar, is a massive example. Having to beat the game and do a Chaos run on New Game+ while doing a quest chain that starts with one of the strongest bosses in the game isn't enough. You also have to beat all of the 1/256 Fiend encounters except Chemtrail, and two of them (Red Rider and Trumpeter) cannot be fought on the Chaos route due to their areas being locked off. Mother Harlot's still decent, but given that you'll have to beat Astaroth, most of the Fiends, Merkabah, and most likely Lucifer to be able to fuse her, you probably won't be using her much, if at all.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_55e5b37c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_55e5b37c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_55e5b37c
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_56e4bb8e
type
GodWasMyCoPilot
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_56e4bb8e
comment
God Was My Copilot: Sister Gabby is the Archangel Gabriel, and the three men in Kagome Tower are Uriel, Raphael and Michael. Lilith as the Black Samurai might also count.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_56e4bb8e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_56e4bb8e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_56e4bb8e
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_57239e21
type
Archangel Michael
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_57239e21
comment
One of Archangel Michael's attacks inflicts 666 HP of damage to each of your party members, despite the user being a servant of God.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_57239e21
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_57239e21
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_57239e21
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_589e54d3
type
Charged Attack
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_589e54d3
comment
Charge-type buffs (Charge, Concentrate, Dark Energy, etc.), which previously expired after one turn, now last until the user performs an attack.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_589e54d3
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_589e54d3
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_589e54d3
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_59f47557
type
Vicious Cycle
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_59f47557
comment
Vicious Cycle: The Neutral route outright states it will happen again, so long as humans exist.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_59f47557
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_59f47557
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_59f47557
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5ab24dc5
type
Portent of Doom
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5ab24dc5
comment
Portent of Doom: Uses the Trope Maker from The Book of Daniel.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5ab24dc5
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5ab24dc5
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5ab24dc5
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5ac34441
type
Call a Rabbit a
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5ac34441
comment
Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": The modern Japanese script you see throughout Tokyo is known as "mystic script" by the citizens of Mikado. Tokyo itself is referred to as the "land of the Unclean Ones".
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5ac34441
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5ac34441
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5ac34441
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5b81ca8d
type
Disc-One Nuke
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5b81ca8d
comment
Disc-One Nuke: Not long after you get into the World Map, you can reach Ikebukuro and fight demons that are far stronger than you are, while still being beatable. By staying here and killing some of these demons (such as Zhen), you can get a couple of levels before actually getting to the point where you need to go to Ikebukuro. Ironically, many players find this by accident thanks to the annoying World Map. Angel, Heqet, and Gremlin are three easily found demons in the early game, and will evolve into much more powerful forms around the early sections of Tokyo, making the above trick even easier. Or you could take the time or money to summon one of the early Special Summons; in particular, Fortuna is quite powerful. There are a number of demons, such as Ishtar, Astaroth, and Take-Mikazuchi, that require very difficult New Game+ quests to unlock but whose recruitable versions come in at a much lower level. These seem to be intended as Disc One Nukes for a New Game+, as their move pool includes endgame-level moves like Samarecarm and Hades Blast, allowing you to get these moves at midgame on a new cycle.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5b81ca8d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5b81ca8d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5b81ca8d
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5bb56482
type
Contractual Boss Immunity
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5bb56482
comment
Contractual Boss Immunity: Of course, the genre-traditional blocking of One-Hit Kill skills by bosses applies here. Bosses are arbitrarily unwilling to talk if you try Scout or Negotiate. Otherwise bosses would be trivial to defeat by either making them go away or join you (although boss demons become available for fusion upon defeat). Every other chat skill works just fine though (unless they're also a human or horde, who won't listen to anything).
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5bb56482
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5bb56482
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5bb56482
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5bec943d
type
Powerful, but Inaccurate
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5bec943d
comment
Powerful, but Inaccurate: Several Physical skills have high damage relative to other skills of their tier but low accuracy to offset it. Because of the Press Turn System being harsh on missed attacks, they're best used in conjunction with the Smirk status to guarantee a hit.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5bec943d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5bec943d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5bec943d
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5c17c12f
type
Bribing Your Way to Victory
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5c17c12f
comment
Bribing Your Way to Victory: There are three DLCs you can buy that allow you to easily farm EXP, Macca, and App Points: The Experience of the Afterlife DLC allows players to get Light and Heavy Grimoires which is good for grinding levels and learning demon Whispers. The Underworld Money-Maker DLC allows players to get Gold Bulldozers, Gold Jets, and Gold Death Masks which will make it easier to buy equipment and experiment with Demon fusion. The Death Has Its Applications DLC grants many more app point cards than the Experience of the Afterlife DLC, allowing the player to obtain all of Burroughs' apps quicker.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5c17c12f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5c17c12f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5c17c12f
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5cbb67eb
type
Pocket Dimension
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5cbb67eb
comment
Pocket Dimension: Demons can create domains where they reside in.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5cbb67eb
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5cbb67eb
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5cbb67eb
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5cfeb43f
type
Save Scumming
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5cfeb43f
comment
Finding specific Relics for challenge quests. The Relics obtained from relic spots are randomized, though the quest-specific ones have a higher spawn rate at some spots. But getting them to spawn without having to leave and return to the area later for the spot to fill itself up again can easily require Save Scumming to not waste time.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5cfeb43f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5cfeb43f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5cfeb43f
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5d1eb74d
type
Dump Stat
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5d1eb74d
comment
Dump Stat: Strength. Magic improves your magical damage, Agility makes you go faster and dodge more, and Luck gives you more Crits. Strength improves physical damage, but Dexterity does so by a noticeably greater degree. The only benefit to improving Strength is that having 100 Strength allows you to get the Infinity +1 Sword on the Neutral route.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5d1eb74d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5d1eb74d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5d1eb74d
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5d9ce92c
type
Save-Game Limits
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5d9ce92c
comment
Save-Game Limits: Mostly averted! As long as you have access to the Gauntlet menus, you can save at any time, as opposed to only being allowed to save at Terminals like in previous games. However, like with Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, you only have two save slots as opposed to the much higher save slot capacities of Shin Megami Tensei games on consoles and PSP family devices, which can make going for specific alignment routes (especially Neutral) exceptionally annoying.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5d9ce92c
featureApplicability
-1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5d9ce92c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5d9ce92c
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5db59a03
type
Brown Note
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5db59a03
comment
Brown Note: The Literature that the Black Samurai distributes throughout Mikado turns the citizens of Mikado into bloodthirsty demons gone insane. The kicker? There is nothing supernatural about the Literature; it's ordinary, real-world literature. The idea is that the concepts of dystopian classism and such are so deeply ingrained within the people of Mikado that the very idea that society can work otherwise outright breaks them.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5db59a03
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5db59a03
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5db59a03
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5dff009d
type
As Long as There is Evil
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5dff009d
comment
As Long as There is Evil: As long as humans despair over being pawns of God the White shall return, as long as humans are too weak not to cling to God the Angels will return, and as long as humans let their desires run rampant Lucifer will return.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5dff009d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5dff009d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5dff009d
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5e7eb915
type
Clarke's Third Law
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5e7eb915
comment
Clarke's Third Law: The people of Mikado don't really understand electronics and consider technology to be mystical artifacts, including the demon summoning gauntlet. Then again, it lets you cast spells, so they're at least half right. The "magical" portal between worlds is actually an advanced particle accelerator originally built to study black holes.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5e7eb915
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5e7eb915
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5e7eb915
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5f3bb274
type
Late-Arrival Spoiler
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5f3bb274
comment
Late-Arrival Spoiler: The Spin-Off spoils precisely what lies beyond Naraku in its first promotional image.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5f3bb274
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5f3bb274
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5f3bb274
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5fc7e0fa
type
Bloody Bowels of Hell
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5fc7e0fa
comment
Bloody Bowels of Hell: Demons' Domains, especially the randomly-generated ones from minor, but still powerful, demons.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5fc7e0fa
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5fc7e0fa
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_5fc7e0fa
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6041e4f4
type
The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6041e4f4
comment
The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: Ironically, in your favour, guest party members have zero magic points, thus causing Spirit and Energy Drain to not drain any magic from them. This does not stop them from casting whatever spell they wish when it becomes their turn.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6041e4f4
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6041e4f4
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6041e4f4
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_620e256f
type
Gullible Lemmings
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_620e256f
comment
Gullible Lemmings: The citizens of the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado. Progressive thinking and questioning orders from above is highly discouraged and might well get you executed, while the very idea of a free lifestyle borders on You Cannot Grasp the True Form capable of warping their minds and bodies.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_620e256f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_620e256f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_620e256f
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_62259825
type
Nintendo Hard
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_62259825
comment
Nintendo Hard: In classic Atlus fashion. Though you can save anywhere, random mooks can quite easily achieve Total Party Kill if you're caught off guard.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_62259825
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_62259825
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_62259825
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6320eced
type
Gameplay and Story Segregation
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6320eced
comment
Gameplay and Story Segregation: After the Minotaur boss fight, the party finds a room that Walter remarks "looks good for a rest...my demons have been pestering me to let them heal themselves". You will not be healed after the following cutscene, and the room does not serve as a healing point if you access it yourself afterward. To be fair, shortly after this you find a Terminal, allowing you to teleport between the Barracks and the deep areas of Naraku. A quest requires you to fuse a Baldur to fight another Baldur for all eternity, since they're both immune to all attacks shy of a certain plant. In battle, he is understandably just another demon. The air in Blasted Tokyo is explicitly stated to be poisonous and lethal to humans, but you, Jonathan, and Walter can travel outdoors all day without the protective masks that the residents of Blasted Shinjuku wear, with no ill effect whatsoever. Lampshaded by some of the residents who question why you aren't wearing the protection they are.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6320eced
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6320eced
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6320eced
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_63557923
type
Death World
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_63557923
comment
Death World: Tokyo essentially fits this bill after it gets sealed off (the rest of the world was nuked except for the incarnation in Infernal Tokyo). Demons that attack on sight are everywhere, and the only way to keep them from killing you is if you kill them first or through negotiation. You could also feed them a Red, but if you're outside of the Ashura-Kai's protective circle, you'll be made into them. There are poisonous lakes around the city and with no sun, growing food is difficult, and the lack of natural game forces people to hunt and kill demons for food. Blasted Tokyo is even worse off as the air is toxic, the water is lethal and the poison has a 100% kill rate, while the land is a desert filled with demons that are trying to wipe out the unclean in God's name. Infernal Tokyo on the other hand is an eternal war zone between clans of Demonoids fighting for power, with Tokyo's infrastructure, while at least recognizable unlike in Blasted Tokyo, in various states of sheer disrepair.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_63557923
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_63557923
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_63557923
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_637ef67
type
New Game+
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_637ef67
comment
There are a number of demons, such as Ishtar, Astaroth, and Take-Mikazuchi, that require very difficult New Game+ quests to unlock but whose recruitable versions come in at a much lower level. These seem to be intended as Disc One Nukes for a New Game+, as their move pool includes endgame-level moves like Samarecarm and Hades Blast, allowing you to get these moves at midgame on a new cycle.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_637ef67
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_637ef67
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_637ef67
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6439de78
type
Heroic Sacrifice
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6439de78
comment
Heroic Sacrifice: Regardless of ending, Walter willingly fuses with Hikari/Lucifer to restore the latter's power, while Jonathan fuses with the archangels and becomes Merkabah, God's Chariot. It's made clear that both fusions are treated as death for their respective heroes, and made doubly apparent if you chose to be the sacrifice instead.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6439de78
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6439de78
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6439de78
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6602cad
type
Permanently Missable Content
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6602cad
comment
Permanently Missable Content: Anything in Blasted and Infernal Tokyo becomes this if you take the law path. Which is justified, considering that Merkabah has other plans with the gate. It's impossible to complete the terminal quest in all the routes except for Neutral; even then, if you somehow miss a terminal in one of the final dungeons, you're screwed. In the Law and Chaos paths, several Challenge Quests become "Closed" permanently if they're not completed by the time you lock in your alignment. In the case of the Chaos path, all quests pertaining to the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado are closed as you've declared war on Mikado. Even the Neutral path isn't safe: dally too long, and the requester will be too busy migrating to Tokyo before the Ceiling comes down to let you complete those quests.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6602cad
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6602cad
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6602cad
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_66f763c0
type
Interface Screw
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_66f763c0
comment
Interface Screw: The optional demon's Domains and the alternate Tokyos disable your map, although in the case of the latter you eventually get map data that enables use of your map once again.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_66f763c0
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_66f763c0
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_66f763c0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_677ecaa9
type
People Farms
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_677ecaa9
comment
People Farms: The Ashura-kai's Reverse Hills building is where they make Red Pills from humans.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_677ecaa9
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_677ecaa9
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_677ecaa9
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_68068108
type
Evil Laugh
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_68068108
comment
Evil Laugh: Ask Mido who he is, and without fail, he will do this. The Fiends will always begin a battle by letting out a very sinister laugh.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_68068108
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_68068108
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_68068108
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_68069489
type
Nipple and Dimed
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_68069489
comment
Nipple and Dimed: Diana, Lilith, and Merkabah lack nipples on their in-game artwork. The latter two do have them in the official artbook.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_68069489
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_68069489
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_68069489
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_68913e61
type
Hello, [Insert Name Here]
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_68913e61
comment
Hello, [Insert Name Here]: In series tradition, you're free to name the Hero whatever you like. However, there is a default option of "Flynn", similar to Hawk/Aleph from Shin Megami Tensei II.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_68913e61
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_68913e61
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_68913e61
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_68a9fe6c
type
The Ferryman
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_68a9fe6c
comment
The Ferry Man: Charon. Though he's massively overworked and is willing to bring you back to life if you pay him enough.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_68a9fe6c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_68a9fe6c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_68a9fe6c
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_690f4c53
type
Everything's Better with Samurai
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_690f4c53
comment
Everything's Better with Samurai: The demon hunting organization of East Mikado are known as the Samurai.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_690f4c53
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_690f4c53
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_690f4c53
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6bcfbc7e
type
Fantasy Gun Control
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6bcfbc7e
comment
Fantasy Gun Control: Justified and eventually averted. Mikado being a diminutive country with no real strife, it makes sense they would never really need any weaponry beyond pole weaponry, or the Gauntlets at the most. When demons start appearing en masse, Hope gets desperate and issues Challenge Quests to retrieve firearms to outfit the entire Samurai force with them. A group of Casualries, worried about the development of the witch hunts in Mikado, will issue a private Quest for some bazookas.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6bcfbc7e
featureApplicability
-1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6bcfbc7e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6bcfbc7e
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6bd689ca
type
Meaningful Echo
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6bd689ca
comment
Meaningful Echo: As the Demiurge falls, it mutters that as long as you are human, you will be a prisoner, who should only give up, fall silent, and be cursed. This jibes with what the White tell you about God's plans and ambitions.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6bd689ca
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6bd689ca
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6bd689ca
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6bda9a30
type
Meaningful Name
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6bda9a30
comment
Meaningful Name: Hikaru can mean "light" in Japanese hinting at her true identity as Lucifer, "the bringer of light". "The Mikado" is one of the ways to refer to the Emperor of Japan. It's also the name of a Gilbert and Sullivan play which was really a parody of Britain though a lens of appearing to be Japan. Nobody in The Mikado has a properly Japanese name, and nobody in East Mikado in this game has a Japanese name; it's stuff like Walter and Jonathan and so on.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6bda9a30
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6bda9a30
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6bda9a30
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6c51e9e1
type
Fisher King
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6c51e9e1
comment
Fisher King: The environment of the Expanse reflects the ones who live and rule there. Under the control of the White it is a white and empty realm, with the Goddess of Tokyo being dead it is a wasteland of dark colors with the water frozen in time in the back. Her revival in the Neutral Ending has the landscape fill with bright color as she appears in her full form and the sound of water is heard as it begins to move again.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6c51e9e1
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6c51e9e1
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6c51e9e1
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6d07bf85
type
Welcome to Corneria
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6d07bf85
comment
Welcome to Corneria: Walter is shown that the Cafe Florida guard adheres to this trope very firmly, to his intense annoyance.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6d07bf85
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6d07bf85
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6d07bf85
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6de71c57
type
Disc-One Final Boss
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6de71c57
comment
Disc-One Final Boss: Yamato Takeru, the last of the National Defense Divinities that you face, if you went with Walter. If you sided with Jonathan instead, Yamato Takeru is already dead by the time you reach him. Instead, Lilith / Yuriko takes this status.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6de71c57
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6de71c57
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6de71c57
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6e429667
type
Fantastic Slurs
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6e429667
comment
Fantastic Slurs: The "Unclean Ones", used to refer to people who are even lower than the Casualries. As it turns out, the "Unclean Ones" are actually the people still in Tokyo. Later, they are referred to as "Filth" by the forces of Law.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6e429667
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6e429667
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6e429667
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6e8486f1
type
DarknessInducedAudienceApathy
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6e8486f1
comment
Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: In-Universe, the White attempt to invoke this with Flynn by taking him to Blasted and Infernal Tokyo, the alternate worlds that would have come to pass had his previous life chosen those paths. The White want him most of all to realize that no matter which option is chosen, eventually people will try to seek that which was lost: in Blasted Tokyo, Akira says he does not mind the Reactor opening a gate to the Expanse, as the survivors will be able to seize control of the demons to lead into a world of joyful chaos. In Infernal Tokyo, just after Kenji's dead, Akira starts organizing the Neurishers and rationing their use, establishing the foundations of an ordered society. On a meta level, this is done to elicit support for the White and their plan to blow up the Reactor, destroying the universe (if not multiverse) for good.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6e8486f1
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6e8486f1
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6e8486f1
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6ec989d8
type
Guide Dang It!
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6ec989d8
comment
Guide Dang It!: The game has little to no Neutral choices, only Law or Chaos ones. So the only way to get the Neutral ending is to carefully balance out dozens of often ambiguous Lawful and Chaotic choices. Not to mention that the alignment-locking question can easily lock you out of the Neutral Path if you have been too neutral. And then there's the secret to the Neutral path. If you pick the first option for each alignment question except for the last one, it's a really good first step to getting Neutral. You also need to know to avoid the lifeless woman in Ikebukuro, take the left path for all three questions before meeting Yuriko, side with Jonathan before entering the Alternate Tokyos, and for the final alignment question, choose to destroy the status quo. This must all be done in addition to avoiding Challenge Quests that affect alignment. Finally manage to get on the Neutral path? Have fun dealing with the 19 required sidequests to proceed! While some of them are obvious, others are not so much. Some aren't even in the pub, requiring you to find mostly out of the way generic humans to accept a quest for! If it's any consolation, only the human-issued quests and Nozomi-related quests are necessary to complete, and none of them require you to fight the level 90 Bonus Bosses. Any of the missions where you have to find things across Tokyo. Even if you know where they are, the awful world map will still make it confusing. The Enoch quest. For one thing, you're not likely to know that it even exists, as you have to talk to Mido post-alignment lock - which is something that wouldn't occur to most players. Additionally, unless you know about the myth, it wouldn't occur to you that Enoch is Metatron. The game only shows a potential special fusion once you've acquired one of its ingredients. While some are useful enough that you'll probably recruit or fuse one, the sheer number of demons in this game makes it very possible to not know one is available. One in particular requires all four of the higher breed of elemental demons, which require fusing two types of demons that can be difficult to acquire in the field. Finding the stores that sell certain armor pieces necessary to complete a set. For instance, there are two quests in Tokyo that give you the greaves of certain suits of armor. One of the stores that sells the other parts of the set is in Infernal Tokyo, and can only be accessed post-alignment lock. The other is in Mikado, but the store will only sell the pieces if you reach the place in the Neutral Path. The 1/256 Fiends. The only hint that something like them even exists is an NPC in Minami Sunamachi; knowing where they spawn is another matter.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6ec989d8
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6ec989d8
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6ec989d8
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6edb0066
type
Zero-Effort Boss
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6edb0066
comment
Zero-Effort Boss: The Yamato Reactor in the Nihilism route. Burroughs explicitly states that it has no defenses, and it spends every turn doing absolutely nothing.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6edb0066
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6edb0066
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_6edb0066
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_70645f69
type
Money Grinding
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_70645f69
comment
Money Grinding: Since most foes don't give Macca the best ways to get Macca is through the Money Grinding DLC "Money Makes the Underworld Turn" or later in the game when access to Tennozu and Toyosu becomes available, where 5-star Relics spawn there. During the wait for those to respawn one can bind/talk Barbatos then use a Fundraise app, since he typically gives more Macca than most demons in the game. A slow but reliable method towards the endgame is to fight Yakuza Hordes, who are weak and drop 5,000 Macca each time you defeat one. They are uncommon enemies though.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_70645f69
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_70645f69
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_70645f69
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7228d0cb
type
Game Over
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7228d0cb
comment
If you die, Charon offers you the opportunity to come back by paying him instead of triggering the standard Game Over by waiting in line for the afterlife. If you don't have enough Macca or Play Coins, he'll let you come back anyway, though you will owe him money and it will be your last chance. Die again in the meantime, and Charon will have your soul disposed of, resulting in this trope.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7228d0cb
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7228d0cb
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7228d0cb
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_72cdfc33
type
Big Bad Ensemble
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_72cdfc33
comment
Asura went from being a major player in the Big Bad Ensemble in the first game to a major boss in Strange Journey to a forgettable Mini-Boss here.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_72cdfc33
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_72cdfc33
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_72cdfc33
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_72dd7026
type
What the Hell, Player?
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_72dd7026
comment
What the Hell, Player?: If you refuse to let a demon learn a new skill or change one of their skills, they'll express disgust at you. This can happen even if they're replacing one skill with a similar but obviously-weaker skill (e.g. changing Hades Blast to Critical Wave), a skill that doesn't suit the demon's stats (e.g. high-end magic skills on a high-Strength, low-Magic demon), or a skill that has no use (e.g. changing a skill into a particular Pleroma when the demon has no skills that the Pleroma can boost). There's an app that gives you the ability "Fundraise"...which is an awfully nice thing to call robbery. "Fundraising" will incur exclamations of fear and disgust from the target, and even the demons who tend to praise your bad behavior will not be happy about a human forcing them to hand over cash. Even worse if you bind the target beforehand so they can't retaliate, often prompting them to declare that Humans Are the Real Monsters. In the Hunter tournaments, if you choose to spare your opponent rather than finish them off, the violence-hungry audience gets extremely angry. Yes, you get booed for invoking Video Game Caring Potential. You get this reaction from the few "neutral" choices in dialogue, since in those cases they're typically indecisive.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_72dd7026
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_72dd7026
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_72dd7026
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_730c2e3
type
Void Between the Worlds
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_730c2e3
comment
Void Between the Worlds: The Expanse.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_730c2e3
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_730c2e3
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_730c2e3
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7315fd38
type
Covers Always Lie
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7315fd38
comment
Covers Always Lie: The cover artwork evokes a Mirrored Confrontation Shot that sets the protagonist between the forces of Chaos and the champions of Law. Except that only the Law side is accurate: while the four demons depicted are indeed aligned with Chaos, only Lilith has a role comparable to the four Archangels, another is a forgettable boss working with the Ashura-Kai (which is enemies with Lilith) to keep three of the Archangels imprisoned, the third opposes both the Ashura-Kai and Lilith, and the last is an optional sidequest boss exclusive to New Game+ and has no connection whatsoever to either the plot, or the other demons. It's a bit of a case of Wolverine Publicity, since these demons were all created by the guest designers.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7315fd38
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7315fd38
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7315fd38
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7335ffa9
type
Grey-and-Gray Morality
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7335ffa9
comment
Grey-and-Gray Morality: All three sides have positives and negatives. Even the Bad End is treated as final act of desperation against the Vicious Cycle of YHVH's system. It gets a little more... complicated... than that. On the one hand the extreme factions of Law and Chaos have some very decent people, if Jonathan and Walter are any indication. On the other hand, the normally optimistic Neutral had some very reprehensible people in that alignment like Law or Chaos, if Tayama or The White both fall into Neutral, which is very possible.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7335ffa9
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7335ffa9
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7335ffa9
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7464705c
type
Arc Words
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7464705c
comment
Arc Words: For the Law route, variations on "Today's peace will last forever". For the Chaos route, "Knowledge and wisdom".
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7464705c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7464705c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7464705c
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_77473d35
type
God Is Evil
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_77473d35
comment
God Is Evil: Actually ambiguous, for once. While it's true the actions taken by the likes of the Archangels in His name are reprehensible, the much more moderate Mastema claims he's the only one really working for the Creator around here, and paints Him in a much more favorable and pro-humanity light. Of course, it's important to bear in mind exactly who's telling us this: one can be forgiven for being slow to trust Mastema's words, especially when you consider Pluto and the Ancient of Days, the second of which is stated to be a direct avatar of the Big Man Upstairs.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_77473d35
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_77473d35
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_77473d35
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_77948f9e
type
Global Airship
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_77948f9e
comment
Global Airship: The Ameno Torifune, bestowed upon you as a boon from Amaterasu. However, you need to complete an optional demon-talk Side Quest for it near the end of the game, meaning you need a bit of luck to open the quest in the first place.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_77948f9e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_77948f9e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_77948f9e
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_79ceeeb
type
Demon Slaying
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_79ceeeb
comment
Demon Slaying: Of course.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_79ceeeb
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_79ceeeb
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_79ceeeb
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7a0b9d67
type
Redemption Demotion
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7a0b9d67
comment
Redemption Demotion: Most boss demons, when you acquire them, are a cut above other demons of similar level, with the interesting exception of the Ancient of Days. This is largely due to his greatly reduced HP as a playable demon, and the fact that he has two weaknesses. Two weaknesses doesn't mean much to a demon with 17,000 HP, but to a demon with only 500 HP it's positively crippling. Many veteran players advise new ones to train him until he gets the skill Spirit Focus, which triples the power of magical attacks, and then fuse him away.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7a0b9d67
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7a0b9d67
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7a0b9d67
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7ae4d273
type
Point of No Return
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7ae4d273
comment
Point of No Return: Entering the Alternate Tokyos and the alignment lock at the end of the arc lock off content depending on the route you choose: If you go Nothingness, all of Tokyo and Mikado are locked off once you enter Blasted Tokyo. On Law, the former forbids you from entering Ichigaya again, while the latter locks off the Alternate Tokyos. On Chaos, the former lets you do nothing worthwhile in Mikado anymore, and a special one is done after defeating Merkabah, which forces you into a playable epilogue that leads to the ending. On Neutral, the locked content is only temporary. Until you beat Merkabah, you cannot do anything in Mikado, and in between Kenji and Lucifer, Ichigaya and the Alternate Tokyos are out of reach. Once Lucifer is defeated, you can go almost anywhere, since the game doesn't end until you voluntarily enter a specific location that isn't in the way of anything else (Cafe Florida).
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7ae4d273
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7ae4d273
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7ae4d273
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7b21ef92
type
Later Installment Weirdness
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7b21ef92
comment
Later Installment Weirdness: Alongside Apocalypse, this game ditches the defense stat that's present in previous SMT games. Charge-type buffs (Charge, Concentrate, Dark Energy, etc.), which previously expired after one turn, now last until the user performs an attack. There is no moon phase system in this game, unlike the previous main titlesnote Nocturne uses Kagutsuchi instead of the moon, but it's mechanically the same thing..
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7b21ef92
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7b21ef92
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7b21ef92
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7c58fe32
type
Louis Cypher
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7c58fe32
comment
The "Morningstar Aura" DLC headgear gives Flynn the blond hair and mismatched red and blue eyes of Louis Cyphre.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7c58fe32
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7c58fe32
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7c58fe32
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7ccd3698
type
Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7ccd3698
comment
Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Masakado's Shadow
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7ccd3698
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7ccd3698
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7ccd3698
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7e2b418c
type
Story Branch Favoritism
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7e2b418c
comment
Story Branch Favoritism: Neutral. It's the longest route, the hardest to get, the Path of Most Resistance, the most satisfying, and the significance of several notable characters and Mac Guffins (Fujiwara, Skins, Masakado and his katana, Stephen, and the mysterious little girl) is explained only on this route, meaning you have to play it to fully understand the setting. Though on the other hand, there's also one character (Hikaru) whose true purpose is only explained in full on Chaos.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7e2b418c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7e2b418c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7e2b418c
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7e5a2811
type
Virtual Paper Doll
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7e5a2811
comment
Virtual Paper Doll: The Hero can be equipped with a wide array of items that change his appearance on the field.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7e5a2811
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7e5a2811
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7e5a2811
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7e8a8eac
type
Body Armor as Hit Points
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7e8a8eac
comment
Body Armor as Hit Points: Due to a lack of a defensive stat to modify, armor strength is usually classified by its bonus to maximum hit points, excluding any change to resistances.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7e8a8eac
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7e8a8eac
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7e8a8eac
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7ef7e1cd
type
Every Man Has His Price
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7ef7e1cd
comment
Every Man Has His Price: Suffered Yet Another Stupid Death? Don't worry, Charon is willing to let you cheat death...at the cost of some precious Macca or 3DS Play Coins.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7ef7e1cd
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7ef7e1cd
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7ef7e1cd
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7f15b05c
type
Rainbow Pimp Gear
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7f15b05c
comment
Rainbow Pimp Gear: You are not required to wear matching helmets or pants that go with your torso armor, and you can wind up with some very funky combinations.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7f15b05c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7f15b05c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7f15b05c
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7f67e11
type
The Night That Never Ends
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7f67e11
comment
The Night That Never Ends: Due to the layer of bedrock, Tokyo is effectively in a state of perpetual night, and has been for the past 25 years. There are children who have never seen sunlight. This is a problem for Tokyo's agriculture, as growing crops without sunlight is very difficult. However, in the Neutral path, the ceiling gets lifted, bringing daylight back to Tokyo. After activating the Yamato Reactor, you travel through Blasted Tokyo, which averts this trope due to a lack of a Firmament. Which, as explained in the Daylight Horror example above, is hardly any better.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7f67e11
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7f67e11
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_7f67e11
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_805d3175
type
Holographic Terminal
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_805d3175
comment
Holographic Terminal: The main characters' COMPs now feature holographic interfaces.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_805d3175
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_805d3175
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_805d3175
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_80a247a9
type
Breather Episode
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_80a247a9
comment
Breather Episode: After rescuing Navarre, the next day is a holiday, and all you have to do is get breakfast and eat it with your fellow Samurai, and after that you're free to do whatever until you go to bed. Enjoy it while it lasts, because the following day, you discover that your hometown, Kiccigiorgi, is on fire.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_80a247a9
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_80a247a9
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_80a247a9
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_80f38afe
type
Background Music Override
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_80f38afe
comment
Background Music Override: Activating a Challenge Quest other than a Delivery Quest triggers special music that overrides the BGM of whatever area you're exploring. Even if said area is, for example, one of the final dungeons. Want to listen to "Challenge Quest Alpha" while in Lucifer's Palace? Okay!
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_80f38afe
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_80f38afe
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_80f38afe
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_82f5ced1
type
Conservation of Ninjutsu
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_82f5ced1
comment
Conservation of Ninjutsu: "Horde" encounters seem like they'd be able to mow your party of five (at best) effortlessly...however, the horde only gets two Press Turns instead of as many turns as there are individual enemies, shares its HP with the whole group, and all-targeting attacks will hit the horde multiple times even though the horde is only a single target, depleting its HP much faster than a single-target spell of the same tier can. Possibly justified, as the members of the horde are sometimes shown to be arguing amongst themselves, and will spend some turns doing so rather than actually uniting to attack you.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_82f5ced1
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_82f5ced1
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_82f5ced1
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_834427cd
type
Cap
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_834427cd
comment
Cap: Downplayed with HP and MP. In a rarity for the Shin Megami Tensei franchise, the maximum HP and MP for you and your demons can exceed 999. However, HP and MP scales remain similar to past games, so seeing four-digit HP on your characters is very rare (generally, only physical-based demons near level 99 will be able to touch it) unless you use Doping (a skill to boost HP capacity), and an MP capacity of over 999 is even more rare. Downplayed with stats. Stat gauges top out and turn blue at 200, but you can increase stats beyond 200. The cap for each stat is 999, which is never reached in practice because you can only gain a total of 490 stat points from leveling up (98 level-ups * 5 points per level-up); to grind the rest of the way, you need an obscene number of Incenses, which are difficult to come by outside of Challenge Quests, and unlike with Vendor Trash, App Points, and experience points, there is no DLC quest for farming Incenses. You can farm them from Red Rider, who drops 10 of every kind of Incense. However, not only does he spawn extremely rarely, he's the Fiend most likely to abuse Almighty moves to just wipe you and your team into oblivion.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_834427cd
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_834427cd
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_834427cd
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_851dda8f
type
Humanoid Abomination
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_851dda8f
comment
Humanoid Abomination: Parvati, Hindu Goddess of Love, according to Kartikeya. She's a loving, doting parent, but she's so horrifyingly alien Kartikeya can barely stand to stay around her for too long. He specifically cites the time she accidentally cut off a man's head and replaced it with an elephant's to create Ganesha, and the story of how he himself used to be six different children, until she hugged them so hard they fused together to form Kartikeya.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_851dda8f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_851dda8f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_851dda8f
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_857abc33
type
Neighbourhood-Friendly Gangsters
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_857abc33
comment
Neighbourhood-Friendly Gangsters: The Ashura-kai are a yakuza-like group of armed gangsters who keep the population centers of Tokyo safe by feeding the demons red pills, because the alternative is the demons snacking on humans. Subverted, as the red pills are made from the brains of kidnapped humans.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_857abc33
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_857abc33
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_857abc33
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_85f0963f
type
Psycho Serum
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_85f0963f
comment
Psycho Serum: The Ashura-kai bribe demons into pacification with Red Pills, which curb their hunger for human flesh. The pills also turn any humans who consume them into demons, too; in Ashura-kai territory you can meet several non-hostile demons who mention they used to be human, and one big boss fight against one. The Red Pills turn out to be made of human neurotransmitters, which partly explains why they work just as well as feeding an entire human to a demon.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_85f0963f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_85f0963f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_85f0963f
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_863fa679
type
What Happened to the Mouse?
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_863fa679
comment
What Happened to the Mouse?: A few characters from the Neutral route are hyped up at the beginning of the game but you never see them again after Naraku. On the Law path, there is no explanation for Hikaru's disappearance; only the implication that she is Ret-Gone somehow when you ask the people at the bar in Shinjuku.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_863fa679
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_863fa679
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_863fa679
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8774fb47
type
Eldritch Abomination
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8774fb47
comment
Eldritch Abomination: The Ancient of Days and Sanat Kumara, definitely.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8774fb47
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8774fb47
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8774fb47
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_88f1db15
type
Break the Believer
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_88f1db15
comment
Break the Believer: Kiyoharu's snapped out of his madness and into utter despair when an avatar of God outright tells him to his face the hope of salvation he's clung to for decades is not only patently false but that its one mission is to ensure all humans die for Genesis to restart.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_88f1db15
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_88f1db15
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_88f1db15
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_890c8068
type
Extra Turn
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_890c8068
comment
Extra Turn: The game uses the Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Press Turn system - hitting an enemy's elemental weakness gives you more actions, while hitting their elemental strengths takes actions away.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_890c8068
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_890c8068
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_890c8068
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_89623e9a
type
The Paragon
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_89623e9a
comment
Commander Hope is a subversion. Everything from his mannerisms to his dress sense to his very name tells you he ought to be The Paragon, but he devolves into an almost complete nonentity once the player reaches Tokyo, with Abbot Hugo wresting control of the Samurai from him and the player running into the people who are really in the know of the finer points of the plot in relatively short order.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_89623e9a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_89623e9a
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_89623e9a
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8967e17f
type
Back from the Dead
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8967e17f
comment
Back from the Dead: Osiris in the Quest Osiris' Resurrection, the Goddess of Tokyo in the Neutral Route, and Ishtar on the Chaos Route.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8967e17f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8967e17f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8967e17f
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_89a17726
type
Spell My Name with an
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_89a17726
comment
Some of the lines in Blasted and Infernal Tokyo seem to indicate that the story is based on one. In particular, Blasted Tokyo Akira says that, due to the Samurai helping them, he'll build a new kingdom and call it the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado after their home and Jonathan points out this would make him Aquila, the first king of their kingdom.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_89a17726
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_89a17726
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_89a17726
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_89b8822f
type
Go Mad from the Revelation
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_89b8822f
comment
Go Mad from the Revelation: This is what the Black Samurai's Literature does. Basically, Casualries who read it ultimately build up so much resentment at all the Luxuror-crafted barricades to full happiness that they go demonically insane with rage. Literally demonic. Although the literature itself isn't actually magical, what with being such things as No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai; in other words, real world literature. Meanwhile, even the Luxurors only get histories, legends, and fairy-stories. In other words, all Mikado has for books is propaganda.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_89b8822f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_89b8822f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_89b8822f
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8a07e085
type
Denser and Wackier
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8a07e085
comment
Denser and Wackier: A downplayed, but particularly cruel version of this trope exists in the first portion of the game. Unlike Nocturne which is consistent with its oppressive and dark atmosphere and Strange Journey where the human protagonists are professional adults in the military and thus have the humor regulated to side demons and quests, the four Samurai leads are prone to funny dialogue and moments as things start out, teasing and joking with each other. All this serves to do is make the inevitable route split all the more bitter once The Fellowship Has Ended, as all those funny moments and bonds get replaced with betrayal.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8a07e085
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8a07e085
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8a07e085
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8b0a127
type
Rocket-Tag Gameplay
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8b0a127
comment
Rocket-Tag Gameplay: There's no defensive stat any more, and armors only give you a pittance of new hit points. When things go bad, they tend to go bad fast. So the gameplay revolves around either utterly annihilating the enemy in as few turns as possible or dying to them on the first round.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8b0a127
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8b0a127
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8b0a127
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8cb1a369
type
Took a Level in Jerkass
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8cb1a369
comment
Took a Level in Jerkass: Lucifer, who is portrayed far more negatively than most of the rest of the series. May be down to him being one of the direct main antagonists this time, as opposed to a behind-the-scenes puppetmaster or Bonus Boss like he usually is.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8cb1a369
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8cb1a369
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8cb1a369
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8d4e3278
type
Kingmaker Scenario
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8d4e3278
comment
Kingmaker Scenario: Per series standard. The only thing that truly stands between the ultimate triumph of Merkabah, Lucifer, Humanity and even the White is you. The "you cannot win yourself" part of the scenario is actually averted in the Chaos Path, where Lucifer freely admits that as the strongest, YOU deserve to rule over Mikado.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8d4e3278
featureApplicability
-1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8d4e3278
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8d4e3278
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8d6c8737
type
Insurmountable Waist-Height Fence
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8d6c8737
comment
Insurmountable Waist-Height Fence: Many areas in Tokyo are blocked off or require a much longer route simply because a guard rail, traffic cone, or some other trivial objects are in the way.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8d6c8737
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8d6c8737
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8d6c8737
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8e20979
type
Wham Episode
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8e20979
comment
Wham Episode: The entire midway point of the game onward is full of these. Such as the revelation that Yuriko, the leader of the Ring of Gaea is not only The Black Samurai, but also the demon Lilith which only gets worse when you reach the Reverse Hills Building where it's shown that the Ashura-Kai keep a whole human farm there where they harvest the brains of humans to make Reds. And that's not even getting into once the Yamato reactor is turned on.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8e20979
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8e20979
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8e20979
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8e971de4
type
Tournament Arc
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8e971de4
comment
Tournament Arc: You can enter tournaments for some side missions. Each round faces you off against a Hunter and their demons, and you have to go through multiple rounds without stopping to heal. After each round, you get the choice to spare your opponent or finish them off. The former will anger the crowd. The RxW Smacktacular is similar to the Hunter tournaments but with Hunters facing off against demons on television. Until Flynn participated the Hunters have lost every single game, even with the leader of the Demons team not wanting to participate. The Neutral path has the Tournament Arc to end all Tournament Arcs, the Champion Tournament. The Hunter's Associations scrap the categorized leaderboards and instead compile one city-wide leaderboard for the Champion Tournament, with Hunters, you included, completing Challenge Quests to bump up their rankings. Completing all necessary quests will bring you up to the top ranking, which is necessary to bring hope to Tokyo and resurrect Masakado at his full power.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8e971de4
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8e971de4
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8e971de4
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8f37b
type
Medieval Stasis
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8f37b
comment
The game starts in a pre-industrial society locked in either Medieval Stasis or passing through the High Middle Ages. After some time of wading through Naraku and the grueling battle with the Minotaur, you start finding oddly modern stuff such as guns and signs in modern Japanese (called "mystic script"). And then the Samurai find a large observation deck, which reveals the true nature of the Unclean Ones' country... Tokyo. As in, modern-day Tokyo - you're going down the Tokyo Skytree.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8f37b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8f37b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_8f37b
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_902fa0b4
type
Giant Space Flea from Nowhere
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_902fa0b4
comment
Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: A quest early on in the game has you dealing with cursed hordes in Naraku, which is a bit difficult, but still manageable. Immediately upon defeating the last encounter, the Fiend David appears - he is also very likely to get the first strike. Hope you brought darkness protection. All of the Fiends in this game are, unlike Nocturne, not plot important at all. Two (David and Mother Harlot) are found in Challenge Quests, one (Plasma) is found in DLC, and the other seven are randomly found in specific areas of specific maps with 1/256 odds. Six of those seven are series staples, including Matador, the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and Trumpeter. The seventh, however, is the Space Flea to end all space Fleas. It's a Chemtrail. Yes, it's a demon that embodies the theory that the streams airplanes create are part of a conspiracy.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_902fa0b4
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_902fa0b4
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_902fa0b4
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_91697559
type
Half the Man He Used to Be
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_91697559
comment
Slashing attacks will have a silhouette of the enemy cut in half vertically or horizontally.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_91697559
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_91697559
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_91697559
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_916c72b3
type
Rule of Symbolism
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_916c72b3
comment
Rule of Symbolism: Well, it's a SMT game: The entire pre-Tokyo arc borrows heavily from the Book of Genesis: Mikado is essentially Eden, with its people living in peaceful harmony. The Black Samurai is a stand-in for the Snake, tantilizing humanity with the temptation of forbidden knowledge. As the people acquire this knowledge, they gain awareness of their situation and their trust in the status quo and God vanish. In fact, the Black Samurai outright cites Genesis during her execution, with the quote at the top of the page. The Archangels' plan is essentially to undo Original Sin, keeping humanity eternally ignorant, but eternally blissful as well.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_916c72b3
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_916c72b3
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_916c72b3
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_940a5958
type
Artificial Stupidity
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_940a5958
comment
Artificial Stupidity: Your NPC teammates in battle may attack with elements to which the enemy is immune or can reflect, which can be annoying if they absorb the damage and devastating if it causes them to Smirk.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_940a5958
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_940a5958
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_940a5958
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_949291d1
type
Merging the Branches
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_949291d1
comment
Merging the Branches: An in-universe case happens once the Yamato Perpetual Reactor is activated. Upon awakening, both Walter and Jonathan claim that you helped them with fighting Lilith and Yamato Takeru respectively despite both battles being exclusive from one another. This leads to heavy confusion on how Flynn could have been in two places at once.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_949291d1
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_949291d1
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_949291d1
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_957e5fc2
type
Villainous Breakdown
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_957e5fc2
comment
Villainous Breakdown: Both Merkabah and Lucifer in the Neutral route. Merkabah, upon defeat, flies into a rage, ranting that humanity "needs" the angels to survive and that so long as mankind longs for order the angels will return. Lucifer's breakdown is similar: the distortion in his voice gets even worse as he snarls incomprehension at his loss, before promising that so long as mankind cannot control their desires the demons will return.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_957e5fc2
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_957e5fc2
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_957e5fc2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_95b875b1
type
Not Me This Time
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_95b875b1
comment
Not Me This Time: In the last SMT game, Mastema was the mastermind of the Law faction and not nearly as nice as he initially appeared to be. So it's a sure bet that anyone who played that game would be willing and ready to blow him away the first chance they got if they saw him in this game. He plays into this expectation, even initiating a Boss Battle…but then he laughs and ends the fight and lets you go without a blow struck.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_95b875b1
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_95b875b1
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_95b875b1
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_96cd53e8
type
Repeatable Quest
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_96cd53e8
comment
Repeatable Quest: Some Delivery Quests can be repeated again and again, but the rewards will be reduced so you can't just abuse the quests.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_96cd53e8
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_96cd53e8
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_96cd53e8
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_970c790a
type
Big Bad
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_970c790a
comment
In addition, the main boss of that quest is Asmodeus. He was the Big Bad of the Book of Tobit, where he was defeated by Raphael.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_970c790a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_970c790a
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_970c790a
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_978937d6
type
Brand X
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_978937d6
comment
Brand X: The Barkeep will say the food and drink he has is from some location, or is from a place famous for said food, he even uses the word "ersatz" at the end every time he mentions it.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_978937d6
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_978937d6
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_978937d6
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_97d575f9
type
Guardian Entity
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_97d575f9
comment
Neutral: Believing that neither the forces of Chaos or Law have humanity's best interests at heart, you use the power of Masakado to remove the ceiling above Tokyo, destroying East Mikado in the process. Though the people of East Mikado are forced to move to Tokyo, the world is restored to the way it once was.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_97d575f9
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_97d575f9
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_97d575f9
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_98a67517
type
Creature-Hunter Organization
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_98a67517
comment
Creature-Hunter Organization: The Samurai in Mikado, who are tasked mainly with hunting the demons that swell in Naraku. Tokyo has the Hunter Association, tasked primarily with hunting demons that prowl the streets.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_98a67517
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_98a67517
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_98a67517
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_98b1dc8f
type
Luck-Based Mission
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_98b1dc8f
comment
Averted with Black Rider. Defeating him rewards you with 300 000 Macca, plus 3 items that sell for 10 000 each, but offset by an extremely low encounter rate and the fact that the spends his first set of Press Turns spamming Wastrel Beam. See Luck-Based Mission.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_98b1dc8f
featureApplicability
-1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_98b1dc8f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_98b1dc8f
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_98e87f7
type
Sinister Silhouettes
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_98e87f7
comment
Sinister Silhouettes: The initial reveal for new demon enemies was nothing but shadowy outlines. Also many of the bosses have this when they first appear, right before they are revealed. Two of Merkabah and Lucifer can be seen in the fog after Flynn activates the Gauntlet for the first time.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_98e87f7
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_98e87f7
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_98e87f7
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_993cf18f
type
Not So Different
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_993cf18f
comment
Not So Different: The Ashura-kai and the Ring of Gaea, according to one NPC. He observes that Tayama wanted people to use Reds to co-exist with the demons, and Yuriko wanted those humans strong enough to manage it to live with the demons. The leaders of the angels and demons, on the Neutral route wind up looking a lot alike. Both have established super-Domains in significant locations, combined with one of your friends get a power boost, both blame Isabeau's death on a outside force (the Angels/Tokyo) rather than it being because of their their own actions, taunt you in their voice, ask nearly-identical questions with the same responses, and when you put them down bother Merkabah and Lucifer scream disbelief at their defeat by mere humans, only to get eerily calm and inform you that humans are too weak to live without them, and it won't be long until they return. There's also the matter of the the two DLC Bonus Bosses for Blasted and Infernal Tokyo. While their motivations are pretty far apart—the Ancient of Days is trying to finish cleaning the world out to make room for God's chosen, and Sanat's just a Blood Knight nonpareil who's looking to see if the seeds of chaos he sowed well before humanity evolved have ripened to his liking—the entities they're based on are apparently regarded in scholarship as related to each other. Now consider their race names—"Godly" for the Ancient, which in this series typically means "Law King", and "Chaos King" (contracted to "Chaos" in the English version) for Sanat. The "kings" of the two sides would be regarded by some scholars as the same entity. Sanat, depending on your answer to his taunt, might even remark the "true war" is fought against the "dispensation of the universe", a phrase the Ancient often repeats at the beginning of his fight. It's enough to make you wonder if Atlus is trying to say in this game that Law and Chaos are ultimately just negative images of each other, rather than genuinely dissimilar. As of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse this is completely confirmed - Merkabah and this version of Lucifer are merely two halves of Satan - YHVH's Dragon, and the entire Law/Chaos conflict is a two-man con.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_993cf18f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_993cf18f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_993cf18f
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9a117348
type
Idiosyncratic Difficulty Levels
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9a117348
comment
Idiosyncratic Difficulty Levels: Fellow (Easy), Prentice (Normal), and Master (Hard).
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9a117348
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9a117348
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9a117348
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9bcd82c0
type
Took a Level in Badass
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9bcd82c0
comment
Took a Level in Badass: On a New Game+, the Challenge Quest to defeat Astaroth initially has him at level 45, and he retreats after a few turns. You later engage him again at his full power, where he jumps up to level 90 and becomes even harder than the Final Bosses. The boss BGM changes to the major boss BGM to reflect this.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9bcd82c0
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9bcd82c0
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9bcd82c0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9bee1a7f
type
Eldritch Location
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9bee1a7f
comment
Eldritch Location: The final dungeons for Law and Chaos, respectively: Purgatorium and Lucifer Palace. The Monochrome Forest also counts, as well as the various Demon Domains littered around Tokyo.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9bee1a7f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9bee1a7f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9bee1a7f
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9d12bbc1
type
Foreshadowing
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9d12bbc1
comment
Foreshadowing: The Black Samurai sends a Horde of Lilim at the player on a few occasions. This is a hint to her identity of Lilith, as Lilim are the daughters of Lilith. When Sister Gabby assigns you to rescue the three men from Shinjuku Park, her quest log has millennium written in bold letters, while talking about how important the men are. In addition, the main boss of that quest is Asmodeus. He was the Big Bad of the Book of Tobit, where he was defeated by Raphael. In the dream sequences where you see Jonathan you also clearly see the head of a stature lying on the ground behind him. Careful observers will notice that this is the head of the King Aquila statue that will be destroyed by the angels after they take direct control of Mikado. Every National Defense Divinity you defeat turns into a giant boulder after the fight. Wait, is that a boulder in the middle of the Ginza Crosswalk? And why is it even bigger than the others? That totally won't become important later. Right before your first venture into Tokyo, an optional NPC will comment on the misfortunes that the samurai have encountered since the new prentices were inducted, and speculates that one of you did something blasphemous in a past life.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9d12bbc1
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9d12bbc1
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9d12bbc1
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9d90e013
type
Heel–Face Brainwashing
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9d90e013
comment
Heel–Face Brainwashing: It's implied that the Archangels have done some of this once they take over the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado. One NPC who was reading and loving books and had recently read Paradise Lost loses all interest in them and believes he has never read a single book in his life. And he's far from being the only one. Or the worst.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9d90e013
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9d90e013
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9d90e013
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9dab0a6e
type
Continuity Nod
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9dab0a6e
comment
Continuity Nod: The Protagonist has a dream sequence at the start of the game mirrors the one in Shin Megami Tensei I. The Protagonist is from a place called Kiccigiorgi, which is named after the Tokyo neighborhood Kichijoji, which is also where Shin Megami Tensei I's protagonist is from. Additionally, both have to deal with the loss of someone really close to them early on. The first two major boss fights are against the Minotaur and Medusa, the first two bosses in Megami Tensei. Also like in that game you begin by climbing down a tower. The Black Samurai wears a Jack's Squad black Demonica armor from Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, as did all the members of the Counter-Demon Force. The Ring of Gaea has a statue of Mem Aleph in their temple. The Black Samurai introduces herself as Yuriko. Gabriel, Michael, Raphael and Uriel are behind East Mikado, referencing Tokyo Millennium in Shin Megami Tensei II. In fact, if you look closely at the mission text when Gabriel assigns you to rescue the others, Millennium is in bold. Sister Gabby is clad in white and blue: the color scheme for the Order of Messiah, the Law faction in the first two games. The Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Black and Gold Demonicas are available as equipment. The Gauntlets every Samurai wears and uses to summon demons look exactly like the COMPs on the left arms of the Demonica suits. The Tokyo-based Hunters, the Ashura-kai, and the Ring of Gaea all summon demons via smartphone apps, like in Devil Survivor 2. Mido, the fusion app, is completely based off of the Cathedral of Shadows fusion master from I, II, and especially Nocturne, complete with certain BG Ms that play while in this app. There's also a meta one - during your confrontation with the White in the Neutral route, Flynn is referred to as the "fifth son". While this also references the apparent number of alternate universes that has led up to this point, it also... references the number of "alternate universes" up to this point. If you count Strange Journey, as Atlus does, Flynn is the fifth main-series protagonist of an SMT game. He is the "fifth son". A Demonoid in Infernal Tokyo mentions that the Demon Summoning Program was distributed freely through the Internet. Kiyoharu also reacts oddly to the comment the Samurai received the Gauntlet in a special Rite; as far as he knows, the program is freeware disseminated before God's Wrath. The client who invites you to the tournament is an ex-hunter named Okamoto. If you go back to Club Milton after the alignment lock, you can hear 'Nocturne's normal battle theme in the background. There's a sidequest involving stopping a demon summoning. Said summoning is referred to as a Sabbath and acts more like an orgy than a summoning ritual, with the leader being Master Therion. The Fiends have a special boss theme, which is a remix of their theme in Nocturne and the remake of the original two games. Sanat has a number of unique skills including Deadly Fury, Gaea Rage, and Javelin Rain. These same skills were also unique to the Demi-fiend from Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne. When using the Streetpass function, you can hear a piece of music from Shin Megami Tensei I. The second Training Battle pits you against a Jack Frost, Pyro Jack, and Jack the Ripper. Jack Frost mentions that Jack the Ripper is their long-lost relative. This reference is two-fold - for one, it's a reference to how Jack the Ripper has been absent from the franchise for a long time. The other reference is which game Jack the Ripper appeared in: Jack Bros. for the Virtual Boy, which had Jack Frost, Pyro Jack, and Jack the Ripper as playable characters.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9dab0a6e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9dab0a6e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9dab0a6e
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9ddf598a
type
Mundane Object Amazement
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9ddf598a
comment
Mundane Object Amazement: Any "relic" found within Naraku are actually modern day mundane objects, and therefore worth a lot of money. Some of the objects are understandably confusing, like computer parts and other gadgets, more technological-based leisure items, documents, cosmetics, certain medicines, and certain food items. The appraisal descriptions for anything more modern are pretty amusing.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9ddf598a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9ddf598a
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9ddf598a
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9e10cbf2
type
Magical Particle Accelerator
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9e10cbf2
comment
Averted in the White Ending; when Flynn chooses to damage Yamato Perpetual Reactor to the point where it creates a universe destroying black hole (with the intent of freeing everybody from the pain caused by the endless battle between Law and Chaos) in a very melancholic and ominous battle, Burroughs will disappointedly say "Congratulations...on completing your objective."
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9e10cbf2
featureApplicability
-1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9e10cbf2
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9e10cbf2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9e8a2db8
type
Ignorance Is Bliss
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9e8a2db8
comment
Ignorance Is Bliss: The Law Faction's goal with the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado. Keeping the world forever in Medieval Stasis and ignorant of all knowledge and wisdom. To the point that people reading books can lead them to becoming demons because of the anger they feel for being ignorant of how terrible their lives are in the Fantastic Caste System and the fact that they are denied the right to learn. Fridge Brilliance applies as you realize exactly what it is that the Angels are trying to do - remove the Original Sin and Lucifer's taint from Humanity, leaving them forever innocent and unable and unwilling to change anything- the Law faction's golden dream. On the Neutral Route talking to people in Mikado will have them realize that they were blindly following the Archangels without ever meeting them. You know the Ashura-Kai ain't dealing in sunshine and smiles, but when Tenkai warns you about this, you realize how deep the horror in Reverse Hills goes.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9e8a2db8
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9e8a2db8
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9e8a2db8
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9f6fb586
type
Leitmotif
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9f6fb586
comment
Leitmotif: Classic SMT series motifs such as LAW make their return. In some of the DLC, the other LAW returns as part of the Archangel boss theme.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9f6fb586
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9f6fb586
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9f6fb586
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9f80e1da
type
Sarcasm Mode
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9f80e1da
comment
Every National Defense Divinity you defeat turns into a giant boulder after the fight. Wait, is that a boulder in the middle of the Ginza Crosswalk? And why is it even bigger than the others? That totally won't become important later.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9f80e1da
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9f80e1da
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_9f80e1da
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a1267c41
type
Hates the Job, Loves the Limelight
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a1267c41
comment
Hates the Job, Loves the Limelight: Persephone claims this when you fight her as part of the RxW Smacktacular XIII quest.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a1267c41
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a1267c41
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a1267c41
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a2cbad1
type
Half-Human Hybrid
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a2cbad1
comment
In Infernal Tokyo, Demonoids directly extract neurotransmitters from Neurishers, humans with special equipment designed to facilitate extraction. Unlike in the case of Tayama's seedbeds, the Neurishers voluntarily sign up for the job, and are capable of continued motor functions such as speech and walking if fed upon in moderation.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a2cbad1
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a2cbad1
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a2cbad1
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a3458bf2
type
More Deadly Than the Male
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a3458bf2
comment
More Deadly Than the Male: Female Samurai Zombie, Ashura Woman, and Gaea Woman are stronger and higher leveled than their male counterparts.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a3458bf2
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a3458bf2
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a3458bf2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a414c3f0
type
One-Hit Kill
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a414c3f0
comment
Of course, the genre-traditional blocking of One-Hit Kill skills by bosses applies here.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a414c3f0
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a414c3f0
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a414c3f0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a43a691b
type
Finishing Move
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a43a691b
comment
Finishing Move: If you hit an enemy with a specific type of move as the last attack, barring regular attacks, they have their own unique death animation. Slashing attacks will have a silhouette of the enemy cut in half vertically or horizontally. Certain gunshot attacks riddle the enemy with holes, and splatter blood onto the screen. Others cause them to burst into bloody explosions. Impact based attacks knock the enemy into the background. Fire completely incinerates the body itself into ashes. Wind blows the enemy off the field. Ice freezes the enemy and then shatters. Lightning electrocutes enemies as bolts arc across their bodies. Light attacks will warp/banish the enemy out of the field. Dark attacks will cause the enemy to crumble into blood and dust. Almighty completely disintegrates them.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a43a691b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a43a691b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a43a691b
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a4c37cbe
type
Mood Whiplash
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a4c37cbe
comment
Mood Whiplash: Dramatic quest conclusions are often followed up by a cheerful "Congratulations on completing the quest!" from Burroughs. Averted in the White Ending; when Flynn chooses to damage Yamato Perpetual Reactor to the point where it creates a universe destroying black hole (with the intent of freeing everybody from the pain caused by the endless battle between Law and Chaos) in a very melancholic and ominous battle, Burroughs will disappointedly say "Congratulations...on completing your objective."
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a4c37cbe
featureApplicability
-1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a4c37cbe
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a4c37cbe
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a5e02e9e
type
Infinity +1 Sword
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a5e02e9e
comment
Infinity +1 Sword: On the Neutral path, the third and final Kasumigaseki shelter, which is unlocked with an ID Card only obtainable on the Neutral route, has a high-end sword that can only be obtained if you have at least 100 Strength. There's also a gun to get that requires 100 Magic. The Ginza shopping district has powerful but extremely expensive weapons and armor that requires an already-exorbitant sidequest to unlock. Most of the body armor can nullify (or better) two elements, rather than resisting one element like most other body armor throughout the game.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a5e02e9e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a5e02e9e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a5e02e9e
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a6ab7940
type
I Am Your Opponent
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a6ab7940
comment
I Am Your Opponent: Michael bursts in as you defeat Gabriel in the Clipped Wings 2 DLC, allowing her to bail out.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a6ab7940
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a6ab7940
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a6ab7940
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a6c69bd
type
MacGuffin
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a6c69bd
comment
MacGuffin: The Yamato Perpetual Reactor. You even end up using it to destroy Tokyo or the entire universe in some paths!
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a6c69bd
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a6c69bd
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a6c69bd
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a6fa41b
type
Recycled Premise
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a6fa41b
comment
Recycled Premise: The Bad Ending of this game is very similar to the one in Persona 3. Both are triggered via selecting "Yes" at an obvious dialogue flag, both options are presented by a nihilistic character who feels you have no chance of succeeding in your quest, both involve the effective Mercy Kill of the entire human race to spare it the agonies of the conflict, and both leave about a quarter of the game unplayed.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a6fa41b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a6fa41b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a6fa41b
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a70223
type
Karma Houdini
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a70223
comment
Karma Houdini: Abbot Hugo is the only antagonist not to be formally punished on any path. Possibly because he's easily the lowest on the totem pole.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a70223
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a70223
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a70223
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a8adda28
type
Non-Uniform Uniform
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a8adda28
comment
Nonuniform Uniform: Samurai customize their standard uniforms with personal items.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a8adda28
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a8adda28
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_a8adda28
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_aa3e24fb
type
Tricked-Out Gloves
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_aa3e24fb
comment
Tricked-Out Gloves: The classic forearm mounted demon summoning COMPs return once again.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_aa3e24fb
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_aa3e24fb
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_aa3e24fb
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ab940e63
type
Robo Speak
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ab940e63
comment
Robo Speak: Pluto sounds like it's voiced by a computer rather than a person, and even starts to "glitch" out when defeated. As does Ancient of Days. The angels that are encountered as bosses in Purgatorium are the same way; repeating the same lines before engaging in battle like mindless drones.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ab940e63
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ab940e63
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ab940e63
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_abd29ad8
type
No-Sell
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_abd29ad8
comment
No-Sell: In Purgatorium, the final dungeon of the Chaos route and the penultimate dungeon of the Neutral route, conversation skills do not work, as the demons there are selectively deaf to those who did not "pledge allegience to God", you included. You can only use them the demons the Terminal Guardian summons at the Purgatorium Terminal, who aren't part of God's forces, and Merkabah does allow you to talk to him but only during the two times when he asks you a question.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_abd29ad8
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_abd29ad8
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_abd29ad8
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ad22fa80
type
Apocalyptic Log
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ad22fa80
comment
Apocalyptic Log: Several posthumous diaries can be read in the Counter-Demon Force Base.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ad22fa80
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ad22fa80
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ad22fa80
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ad4a45be
type
Final Boss
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ad4a45be
comment
In the Chaos path, after defeating Merkabah, you can explore Mikado and see the results of your ushering demons into the kingdom. You can even rest in the Barracks one last time, even though there's no point to it. However, by this point you've gone past the Point of No Return; you can't return to Naraku or Tokyo anymore, and even if you could Burroughs has closed all of your unfinished quests so there's nothing more to do than go to the roof and let the ending take place.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ad4a45be
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ad4a45be
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ad4a45be
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ad9fbc1e
type
Pyrrhic Victory
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ad9fbc1e
comment
Pyrrhic Victory: Siding with The White will allow them to destroy the universe to nothingness. Sure you put an end to God and his plan, and all you had to do was lose it all. Hope, love, and all that other good stuff? Gone. It kinda doesn't help that you're killing Isabeau as well. What was that about being saved and free huh?
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ad9fbc1e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ad9fbc1e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ad9fbc1e
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_af7d483f
type
Dreaming of Things to Come
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_af7d483f
comment
Dreaming of Things to Come: The game opens with you having a prophetic dream that you will change the course of the world.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_af7d483f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_af7d483f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_af7d483f
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_afc6df04
type
What You Are in the Dark
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_afc6df04
comment
What You Are in the Dark: Coldly discussed by Tayama of all people. As he believes nobody ever chooses the higher path in the dark, his totalitarian, bloody "utopia" is justified by the simple fact he is actually endeavoring to help as many people as he can - a sort of awful version of "for the Greater Good" speech. Small wonder Walter, the Chaos representative, prefers siding with a demon against him.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_afc6df04
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_afc6df04
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_afc6df04
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b02f996a
type
Town with a Dark Secret
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b02f996a
comment
Town with a Dark Secret: Tennozu Shelter.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b02f996a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b02f996a
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b02f996a
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b0e18b32
type
Unique Enemy
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b0e18b32
comment
Unique Enemy: There's no truly unique enemy, but some demons have unique dialogue, such as the Zombie Cop.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b0e18b32
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b0e18b32
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b0e18b32
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b1191cb2
type
I Ate WHAT?!
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b1191cb2
comment
I Ate WHAT?!: The food and drink they sell in the bars does heal the party, but some of the characters are wary of the contents. Occasionally, Isabeau and Walter avert this; the former will expresses her pickiness about specific details of what she's eating (implying that she otherwise enjoys it), and Walter will outright enjoy his meal. In an endgame Easter Egg, should you visit the bars on the Law or Chaos routes, even Merkabah and Lucifer will be horrified by the food.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b1191cb2
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b1191cb2
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b1191cb2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b1619b3c
type
Omnicidal Maniac
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b1619b3c
comment
Omnicidal Maniac: In the Alternate Desert/Blasted Tokyo, the Cyber demon Pluto is attempting to wipe out all life on God's orders. In the Ancient of Days DLC, YHVH sends a avatar of himself, Ancient of Days, to continue his goal since Pluto failed. The White are also this, thinking that the only way to break free of YHVH's will is to wipe Earth (And maybe the rest of the Solar System) off the map. By extension the Nothingness ending has you become one of these and succeeding in activating Yamato.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b1619b3c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b1619b3c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b1619b3c
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b1e5dde1
type
Earth All Along
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b1e5dde1
comment
Earth All Along: It Was His Sled, but the region of Conntow (and, by extension, the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado) is above Japan's region of Kanto (with Mikado being directly above Tokyo).
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b1e5dde1
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b1e5dde1
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b1e5dde1
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b308a3fb
type
Dancin' in the Ruins
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b308a3fb
comment
Dancin' in the Ruins: The Chaos path ends with you surveying the destruction of the old Eastern Kingdom of Mikado from the castle's battlements, wholly knowing the Tokyo natives will leave their cage for the clean world outside and that the old society will die, and with the angels dead and demons running rampant, the result will be a hardened populace where only the strongest will survive, where you will rule as king until someone else comes.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b308a3fb
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b308a3fb
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b308a3fb
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b3bdf232
type
Alien Geometries
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b3bdf232
comment
Alien Geometries: The Tsujiki Hongwanji temple of the Ring of Gaea is a maze of doors that teleport you all over the place. The angels' stronghold of Purgatorium consists of an entire pocket dimension filled with cathedrals hewn from floating rocks, pillars of light that pull you from the floor and to the ceiling (reversing your minimap in the process,) and walkways that don't even exist until you step on them. Its demonic counterpart, Lucifer Palace, uses teleporters to generate the Hall of Eternity, from which only the most observant can escape. Sufficiently strong demons can make "Domains", dimensional distortions covered in pulsing tendrils that shimmer with power. Your minimap doesn't even work in most of these, making them seem even more maze-like. They're also Bigger on the Inside.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b3bdf232
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b3bdf232
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b3bdf232
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b51128fa
type
Gilded Cage
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b51128fa
comment
Gilded Cage: The Archangels plot to transform Mikado into this by removing Tokyo, the last bastion of knowledge and wisdom, from Earth via black hole. With Tokyo gone and Mikado under their thumb, humanity is essentially theirs. As a bonus, no one will even realize it's a cage - there would literally be nothing beyond God's control.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b51128fa
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b51128fa
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b51128fa
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b535a9d6
type
False Utopia
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b535a9d6
comment
False Utopia: East Mikado all things considered isn't a bad place to live... if you ignore the classism, tyrannical priests, brainwashing, hordes of ravenous demons living under the capital, and the fact that, by all appearances, all the entertainment is propaganda. Ixtab sets a Domain in Blasted Tokyo where she keeps the souls of many of the people she killed in a twisted form of Paradise, keeping her in line with her myth, in which she would guide the souls of suicides to Heaven.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b535a9d6
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b535a9d6
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b535a9d6
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b58642b1
type
Trapped in Another World
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b58642b1
comment
Trapped in Another World: The three Samurai clearly view the events of Blasted and Infernal Tokyo this way.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b58642b1
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b58642b1
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b58642b1
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b5b4b24e
type
The Ark
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b5b4b24e
comment
The Ark: The Cocoons. In Normal Tokyo, they took Tokyo's young to be raised above the ceiling away from the rest of humanity; a new one will land in Shene Duque to serve as the Four Archangels' base when the Samurai are sent after Yuriko. In Infernal Tokyo, the humans under Kenji's command were successful in sabotaging them so they were unable to leave and stopped a nuclear disaster, but the attackers took too long in cracking them open, which resulted in the children dying. In Blasted Tokyo, they also managed to collect Tokyo's children before God's Wrath (the ICBM cluster) hit. They return and start coming down as the Ancient of Days is destroyed and Genesis starts.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b5b4b24e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b5b4b24e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b5b4b24e
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b5b4bd37
type
The Don
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b5b4bd37
comment
Every single side in the conflict is revolted by Tayama. Even the very Lawful Jonathan wants the guy dead, and only doesn't act on it because he finds the Black Samurai worse (and he's the only one who thinks so).
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b5b4bd37
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b5b4bd37
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b5b4bd37
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b5f7b739
type
Evil Overlooker
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b5f7b739
comment
Evil Overlooker: In the center of the box art as seen up on the right. Inverted in that it's Burroughs doing it.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b5f7b739
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b5f7b739
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b5f7b739
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b8cbdffb
type
Celestial Bureaucracy
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b8cbdffb
comment
Celestial Bureaucracy: Charon. He's technically in charge of moving souls to their proper afterlife, but he's so overworked (he's already more than a few aeons and countless souls behind schedule) he's actively started to request bribes so he can just send people back, rather than cluttering him with even more paperwork.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b8cbdffb
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b8cbdffb
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b8cbdffb
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b8e3f20a
type
Demoted to Extra
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b8e3f20a
comment
Demoted to Extra: Beelzebub's role as Dragon has also been taken over by Lilith, and he only appears as a Bonus Boss. Asura went from being a major player in the Big Bad Ensemble in the first game to a major boss in Strange Journey to a forgettable Mini-Boss here. Interestingly played with in regards to Mastema, one of the main Law representatives of Strange Journey. You only need to see him once in this game. Getting the full backstory of the game, however, requires teaming up with him in DLC, where he takes the alias M and has you fight the Archangels. In the end, while he doesn't amount to much in the main story, he factors heavily in the backstory.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b8e3f20a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b8e3f20a
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b8e3f20a
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b8f5a02
type
Non-Standard Character Design
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b8f5a02
comment
Nonstandard Character Design: Some of the new demon artwork was created by character designers from the Kamen Rider franchise, and closer to their personal styles than the traditional Kazuma Kaneko aesthetic.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b8f5a02
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b8f5a02
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b8f5a02
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b915d4cd
type
OrwellianEditor
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b915d4cd
comment
Orwellian Editor: When the Archangels take over Mikado, they don't just try to extirpate those who read Literature, but they also try to expunge all reference to Aquila, starting with the Obelisk. The apparent goal is to suggest that every good thing Mikado's ever known is because of God and his angels, without any human involvement. They succeed in the Law ending, but you barge into the place in the middle of it all in the Neutral path and convince the people to join you in Tokyo instead.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b915d4cd
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b915d4cd
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b915d4cd
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b9e82f09
type
Playable Epilogue
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b9e82f09
comment
In the Chaos ending's Playable Epilogue, a Mikado woman will be cornered by some Halphas and offered a choice: remain human and die, or take a Red and become a demon.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b9e82f09
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b9e82f09
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_b9e82f09
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ba3c18e6
type
Fixed Damage Attack
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ba3c18e6
comment
Fixed Damage Attack: Michael's Fallen Grace, which always does 666 damage, and since it's Almighty, it's completely unblockable.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ba3c18e6
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ba3c18e6
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ba3c18e6
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_babc974
type
Sadistic Choice
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_babc974
comment
Sadistic Choice: In the Chaos ending's Playable Epilogue, a Mikado woman will be cornered by some Halphas and offered a choice: remain human and die, or take a Red and become a demon. In Infernal Tokyo, there's really only two choices of life for every human who's not a merchant NPC: become a Demonoid and war with Demonoids of other clans for the right to exist, or become a Neurisher who primarily exists as an energy source for Demonoids.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_babc974
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_babc974
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_babc974
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bb53d08
type
Tear Jerker
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bb53d08
comment
"...Of course. Sorry. There's no way you would be doing this if you didn't understand the consequences." Followed soon after by "Congratulations...on completing your objective."
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bb53d08
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bb53d08
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bb53d08
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bb660963
type
Color-Coded Characters
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bb660963
comment
Color-Coded Characters: Each of the main characters wears a differently-colored scarf. The protagonist, fittingly, wears white.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bb660963
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bb660963
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bb660963
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bc0ad0c0
type
Money Spider
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bc0ad0c0
comment
Money Spider: Totally averted, for once. Demons do not drop money when you kill them. You need to make money by other means, either by doing repeatable quests, selling loot or just straight-up begging the demons themselves for cash. Human enemies do drop small amounts of money when killed, however, and Hoodlum Hordes and Yakuza Hordes leave behind thousands of Macca upon defeat. Averted with Black Rider. Defeating him rewards you with 300 000 Macca, plus 3 items that sell for 10 000 each, but offset by an extremely low encounter rate and the fact that the spends his first set of Press Turns spamming Wastrel Beam. See Luck-Based Mission. As far as the "begging for money", though, the late-game Fallen enemies, Shax and Barbatos, give up copious amounts of money. Binding one of them and using Fundraise on it until it comes out of it can often net tens of thousands of Macca.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bc0ad0c0
featureApplicability
-1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bc0ad0c0
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bc0ad0c0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bd5e8cd9
type
Urban Fantasy
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bd5e8cd9
comment
Urban Fantasy: Much of the game takes place in modern day Tokyo, but involves demons, angels and alternate worlds.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bd5e8cd9
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bd5e8cd9
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bd5e8cd9
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bd7d0416
type
Beleaguered Bureaucrat
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bd7d0416
comment
Beleaguered Bureaucrat: Charon's portrayal in the game over sequence. The reason he's willing to revive Flynn should he die is because he doesn't want any more work, and complains bitterly should you refuse.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bd7d0416
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bd7d0416
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bd7d0416
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bdddc73e
type
Yakuza
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bdddc73e
comment
Yakuza: The Ashura-kai, who offer their protection services to the citizens of Tokyo, but in exchange they're easily-angered armed thugs with a monopoly on the smartphone market. Worse, they run a human trafficking operation, using their victims' brains to produce the demon-quelling Red Pills.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bdddc73e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bdddc73e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bdddc73e
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bebf0356
type
Mission Control
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bebf0356
comment
Mission Control: Your COMP now features an AI navigator who provides you with new info and warnings.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bebf0356
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bebf0356
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bebf0356
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bfe4e6b9
type
Scrappy Mechanic
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bfe4e6b9
comment
Not long after you get into the World Map, you can reach Ikebukuro and fight demons that are far stronger than you are, while still being beatable. By staying here and killing some of these demons (such as Zhen), you can get a couple of levels before actually getting to the point where you need to go to Ikebukuro. Ironically, many players find this by accident thanks to the annoying World Map.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bfe4e6b9
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bfe4e6b9
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_bfe4e6b9
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c03fec8b
type
Non-Standard Game Over
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c03fec8b
comment
Non-Standard Game Over: If you die, Charon offers you the opportunity to come back by paying him instead of triggering the standard Game Over by waiting in line for the afterlife. If you don't have enough Macca or Play Coins, he'll let you come back anyway, though you will owe him money and it will be your last chance. Die again in the meantime, and Charon will have your soul disposed of, resulting in this trope. As with Persona 3, the game's worst ending can be considered this, as it leaves about a quarter of the game unplayed. The boss of the For the Past, For the Future DLC quest is on a 10-turn limit. Fail to defeat it within that many turns and Tokyo gets nuked to the ground.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c03fec8b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c03fec8b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c03fec8b
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c04b1231
type
Jump Scare
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c04b1231
comment
There's also David, who can be fought at around the same time as the Minotaur. He's part of the "Dance of the Dead" Challenge Quest, and you have to fight a Horde immediately beforehand; first-timers will be in for a Jump Scare when he appears afterwards. David likes spamming Blight, dealing notable damage to your party with a chance of poison. He also knows Mamudo, which can really change the tide of battle if it hits. And, yes, once again, a Fiend is a Wake Up Call Boss.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c04b1231
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c04b1231
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c04b1231
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c1b2c63f
type
Dull Surprise
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c1b2c63f
comment
Dull Surprise: Due to Masayuki Doi's art, character art doesn't emote much in certain, specific cutscenes. In most regular cutscenes in which the characters emote, this is averted.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c1b2c63f
featureApplicability
-1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c1b2c63f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c1b2c63f
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c24d8c78
type
Pink Mist
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c24d8c78
comment
Certain gunshot attacks riddle the enemy with holes, and splatter blood onto the screen. Others cause them to burst into bloody explosions.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c24d8c78
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c24d8c78
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c24d8c78
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c3245c20
type
I Lied
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c3245c20
comment
I Lied: During the sidequest to unlock the member-exclusive shopping section of Ginza, you need to get a Gold Card as part of the process. The Hunter offering it asks for 5,000 Macca. Accept, and he'll double the price to 10,000. There's no way you can accept it for his initial offering price, either.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c3245c20
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c3245c20
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c3245c20
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c335b9ec
type
Irony
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c335b9ec
comment
Irony: Those who became Demonoids in Infernal Tokyo did it out of a desire to drive the demons out. However, their newfound power drove many of them into blood frenzied fighters who attacked each other and others were too weak to defeat the demons and submitted to them instead. On the Neutral Route one Samurai NPC will mention that they destroyed King Aquila's statue because the Archangels said that to revere anyone but God is idolatry. Guess who gets a statue and be viewed as a savior in the Law ending? The new rulers of Mikado (Four Archangels) are revealed on the Law alignment to have commanded the Samurai to go around the kingdom making people perform fumi-e (the act of stomping on a religious effigy to symbolically defile it) to see if they are loyal to the Black Samurai or not, with the intention of executing every person who doesn't step on it. This act was used in the past to see whether Japanese people were Christian but with Christian imagery instead of the Black Samurai. One of Archangel Michael's attacks inflicts 666 HP of damage to each of your party members, despite the user being a servant of God.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c335b9ec
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c335b9ec
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c335b9ec
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c3648b87
type
Teeth-Clenched Teamwork
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c3648b87
comment
Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: After getting sucked into the alternate realities by the Yamato Reactor, Jonathan and Walter clearly are chafing at working together after the two went very different directions in regards to Lilith and the Reactor. The only reason they both get along with you is they both apparently came from realities where you sided with them after the split regardless of which one you sided with. After returning to their reality, they never meet again before dying to empower their respective faction leaders.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c3648b87
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c3648b87
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c3648b87
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c3963bc4
type
No Place for Me There
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c3963bc4
comment
No Place for Me There: Merkabah in the Law ending. Since he and Flynn created their utopia by leaving a trail of corpses behind them, he's well aware he's no better than the scum he killed, so he opts to remain with Flynn in the Reactor Chamber as he overloads the machine.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c3963bc4
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c3963bc4
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c3963bc4
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c4286511
type
For Doom the Bell Tolls
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c4286511
comment
For Doom the Bell Tolls: The "-Battle C4-" theme begins with the toll of a bell, which is repeated several times and ultimately becomes an integral part of the track. This song is also known as "Fiend Battle Theme" and plays as you face off against the most brutal Bonus Bosses in the game, who are all heavily associated with death (such as the Horsemen of the Apocalypse).
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c4286511
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c4286511
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c4286511
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c4db6423
type
Yank the Dog's Chain
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c4db6423
comment
Yank the Dog's Chain: In the Neutral route, Fujiwara reveals that he and the Counter-Demon Force actually managed to complete the tunnel Mikado would name Naraku and reach the world outside, still recovering from the nuclear holocaust. They started laying the land and building some infrastructure that would become part of Mikado Castle (he specifically mentions the bar implied to eventually become K's Tavern) when the Archangels came down and drove them back into Tokyo.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c4db6423
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c4db6423
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c4db6423
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c4e4e17f
type
Electronic Speech Impediment
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c4e4e17f
comment
Electronic Speech Impediment: As Pluto takes damage, its Machine Monotone warps in pitch and speed, ultimately attempting to tell the heroes to "diiiIIE...DIIIIIEEeee...DIIIIII-I-I-I-I-I-I-E-E-e-e-e-e..."
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c4e4e17f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c4e4e17f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c4e4e17f
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c5249b29
type
Nice Guy
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c5249b29
comment
It gets a little more... complicated... than that. On the one hand the extreme factions of Law and Chaos have some very decent people, if Jonathan and Walter are any indication. On the other hand, the normally optimistic Neutral had some very reprehensible people in that alignment like Law or Chaos, if Tayama or The White both fall into Neutral, which is very possible.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c5249b29
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c5249b29
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c5249b29
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c5594984
type
Tokyo Is the Center of the Universe
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c5594984
comment
Tokyo Is the Center of the Universe: Like all previous Numbered Sequels, a large part of the game takes place in Tokyo, Japan. And other portions of the game take place, shall we say, surprisingly close by.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c5594984
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c5594984
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c5594984
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c64db44b
type
Idle Animation
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c64db44b
comment
Idle Animation: More like idle chatter but every few minutes without moving, Burroughs will ask if you are taking a break and comment about it.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c64db44b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c64db44b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c64db44b
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c66cb5a9
type
Human Sacrifice
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c66cb5a9
comment
Human Sacrifice: The horrible secret of Tennozu Shelter.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c66cb5a9
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c66cb5a9
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c66cb5a9
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c66f2bb5
type
Witch Hunt
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c66f2bb5
comment
Witch Hunt: The increasingly amoral and self-serving actions the Monastery enacts to suppress the Literature. It goes From Bad to Worse in the Law Path.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c66f2bb5
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c66f2bb5
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c66f2bb5
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c75df49a
type
Shout-Out
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c75df49a
comment
Shout-Out: Two of the main characters are named Isabeau and Navarre. The Joker's Dark Knight incarnation is hanging out with the Ashura-kai and Demons at Club Milton in Tokyo. In the back of the special shops in Ginza, you can see what looks like a Storm Trooper helmet and Darth Vader's helmet The Wicker Man's compendium entry states that strangers would sometimes wander across them and wonder how their sacrifices got burned, a reference to a memetic line from The Wicker Man (2006). Isabeau's manga is about a female soldier in France who dresses as a man. The Baker mentions "No Longer Human" and "The Dancing Girl" amongst the books he enjoys. After the Black Samurai's execution one Casualry mentions wanting to read Paradise Lost. Demonee-Ho quotes Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in the Training Battle against him. There are Demonoids in Infernal Tokyo that look like Azazel and Comic Book/Vampirella. Pluto sounds a lot like a Dalek. A NPC compares one of the fully armored Samurai who come from Sky Tower to guys seen in a fantasy movie about a ring. One of the Hunters in Tokyo is Constantine. There's a skill that summons demons from the stock into all empty party slots called "Bad Company." A reference that is lost on Western players is the RxW Smacktacular XIII, which is a reference to the Red White Music Battle, an annual event that airs on New Year's Eve in Japan; which also explains why the demons are treated like pop idols. Should you shake a demon with the "kid" personality for money and wring all the cash you can from him, he will say "Nobody puts Baby Demon in the corner!". Sometimes a demon, when Scouted, will ask what role he would play. Answering "A spare, in case" will freak him out, refusing to become "emergency rations". This is not the first time an Atlus game has contained a jerkass, Bad Boss religious leader who manipulates the military to his own ends in a short-sighted manner. And is named Hugo. There's a demon with a green face that looks similar to The Mask. The enemy hunters during the qualifying round of the Hunter Tournament are named after the Hunters from The Running Man. The Terminal design is a reference to Cerebro.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c75df49a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c75df49a
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c75df49a
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c87660d5
type
Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c87660d5
comment
In the backstory, the nuke that blew up Tokyo struck during the daytime. This is confirmed in Masakado's DLC fight, where you get to see Tokyo in the daytime...along with that big missile of mass murder descending from the sunlit sky, before going off to slap some sense into an insane Masakado as the game's ultimate challenge.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c87660d5
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c87660d5
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c87660d5
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c923e7a6
type
Metal Slime
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c923e7a6
comment
Metal Slime: The Mitama in the farming missions have a huge damage reduction from most attacks, Null or receive "0hp" damage from the rest (including Almighty skills like Antichthon,) and have a high chance to run from battle. Hilariously, you can still get Critical Hits on them for extra turns, as "0 HP damage" doesn't count as a Block. Naturally, they carry the Rare Candy and Vendor Trash items you're after. They do have one big weakness, though — they are easily dispatched with attacks that have been repeatedly powered up through demon whispers, since that damage bonus is applied after the Mitama's resistances.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c923e7a6
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c923e7a6
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c923e7a6
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c92cf19a
type
Undead Child
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c92cf19a
comment
Undead Child: A young girl appears at the beginning of the game and asks for someone to revive her. She appears briefly through the story. Recurring demon Alice returns as a special fusion, but of the Undead race instead of the typical Fiend race.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c92cf19a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c92cf19a
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c92cf19a
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c9861848
type
Video Game Caring Potential
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c9861848
comment
In the Hunter tournaments, if you choose to spare your opponent rather than finish them off, the violence-hungry audience gets extremely angry. Yes, you get booed for invoking Video Game Caring Potential.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c9861848
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c9861848
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_c9861848
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cb12aacf
type
Deus ex Nukina
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cb12aacf
comment
Deus ex Nukina: Literally in the case of Blasted and Normal Tokyo, taking a cue from Shin Megami Tensei I. Infernal Tokyo averts this by Kenji and his comrades slaying the angels before they got the chance, while normal Tokyo was protected by the ceiling while the rest of the world burned.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cb12aacf
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cb12aacf
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cb12aacf
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cb70651c
type
Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cb70651c
comment
Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: In both the main story and the "Ancient One of the Sun" DLC, Flynn's arrival to Blasted Tokyo comes immediately after Kiyoharu prays to God for a savior. Has God really forsaken Blasted Tokyo? An NPC comments at one point that the subject confuses him, too.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cb70651c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cb70651c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cb70651c
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cc4d190a
type
Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cc4d190a
comment
Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Not only is Lucifer and the combined form of the Archangels beatable, but the protagonist gets to face the avatar of God known as Ancient of Days, the chaos king Sanat, and Masakado at full power.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cc4d190a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cc4d190a
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cc4d190a
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ccfe1fc7
type
Have We Met Yet?
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ccfe1fc7
comment
Have We Met Yet?: Happens if you begin the Ancient One of the Sun or The Eternal Youth DLC quests before visiting Blasted or Infernal Tokyo, respectively. In the first, Blasted Akira will mention you already dealt with Pluto, and in the second, Infernal Akira is already King of Tokyo by the time you visit.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ccfe1fc7
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ccfe1fc7
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ccfe1fc7
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cda1a3db
type
Pieces of God
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cda1a3db
comment
Pieces of God: Minako's collecting souls of powerful demons that originate from Ishtar, hoping to revive her by consuming the three largest - Astaroth's, Mother Harlot's, and Asherah's. After consuming the three she takes a Red Pill, sacrificing her body, mind and soul to revive her. She succeeds, and Ishtar even comments there's still a piece of Minako's mind within her.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cda1a3db
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cda1a3db
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cda1a3db
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cda501da
type
Killed Off for Real
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cda501da
comment
After death, players have the option of being revived with full HP near the spot where they died by paying a bribe of either Macca or 3DS Play Coins to Charon, the ferryman of the River Styx - players can even charge one Macca bribe at a time to their tab, with Charon coming to collect as soon as they've earned enough Macca in-game. Charon's prices are steep though, and if a player can't make a payment in either form they will be dead for real, thus ensuring that while you're no longer likely to lose hours of progress to a single unlucky turn, death is still more than a slap on the wrist.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cda501da
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cda501da
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cda501da
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cdfe12c3
type
Nothing Is Scarier
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cdfe12c3
comment
Nothing Is Scarier: Of the "Wait for it" variety. Several areas, outdoors and indoors, have no music or NPCs, but demon encounters. Examples: Kasumigaseki underground, the Former Army Shelter in Tsukiji Honganji, and Blasted Camp Ichigaya.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cdfe12c3
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cdfe12c3
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cdfe12c3
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ceed5759
type
Villain Over for Dinner
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ceed5759
comment
Villain Over for Dinner: You can chat with an enemy to use up the enemy team's press turns. This even works on some bosses.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ceed5759
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ceed5759
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ceed5759
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cf48c17
type
Nightmare Face
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cf48c17
comment
Nightmare Face: When Issachar turns into a demon, his eyes suddenly turn blood red and he sports a Slasher Smile.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cf48c17
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cf48c17
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cf48c17
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cfda0ecb
type
Escort Mission
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cfda0ecb
comment
Escort Mission: The last mission the Casualry asks you to complete is taking Navarre, now a pitiable madman, into the safety of the underground districts.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cfda0ecb
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cfda0ecb
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_cfda0ecb
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d01cffbc
type
Badass Longcoat
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d01cffbc
comment
Badass Longcoat: Some Samurai wear blue longcoats with white trim as part of their uniforms, while the rest just wear plate mail armor. The Commander wears a white longcoat with blue trim instead, which can be accessed through DLC as the White Samurai armor set.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d01cffbc
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d01cffbc
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d01cffbc
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d24ed873
type
Developers' Foresight
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d24ed873
comment
Developers' Foresight: Try doing the Ancient of Days or Sanat DLC quests before traveling to Blasted Tokyo or Infernal Tokyo for the first time. Yes, the game does take into account whether you have defeated Pluto and Kenji or not. Doing certain quests that can be done before alignment lock after it is locked will have the dialogue change. One such example is Tiamat mentioning the destruction of the Ashura-kai after alignment lock, while before it she mentions that the Ashura-kai were wary of Flynn participating. Demons that you normally wouldn't encounter in battles (such as Alice) still have battle sprites, which are only seen if they get lost or if you press the start button on their status screen. On the Neutral route, when Masakado joins you, if you already have Masakado in your party, Masakado will merge with the one in your party. The Terminal Guardian has different disguises based on where you encounter him, but the demon he summons depends on how many times you've encountered him previously, and no matter what Terminal you're at and what demon(s) he summons, his fully-voiced dialogue will change to match his disguise and demon(s). Even in extreme cases, e.g. your final encounter with him being in Ueno or your first encounter with him being in one of the two final dungeons. A comprehensive guide to his dialogue can be found here. If you hold off selling Relics until you get to Tokyo, the Ashura-kai dealers and clerks will explain the process of trading them in for Macca, something they don't do if B or Q in Mikado has already done it for you.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d24ed873
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d24ed873
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d24ed873
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d259fea2
type
Speak Ill of the Dead
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d259fea2
comment
Speak Ill of the Dead: The members of the Ring of Gaea have no qualms condemning their fallen comrades, citing that one who dies in battle deserves it for not being strong enough.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d259fea2
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d259fea2
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d259fea2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d2bff11f
type
Loads and Loads of Characters
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d2bff11f
comment
The game features over 500 recruitable demons, compared to the approximately 300 in the previous entry in the series, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d2bff11f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d2bff11f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d2bff11f
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d311b60a
type
Monster Compendium
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d311b60a
comment
The Wicker Man's compendium entry states that strangers would sometimes wander across them and wonder how their sacrifices got burned, a reference to a memetic line from The Wicker Man (2006).
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d311b60a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d311b60a
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d311b60a
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d33d9ca1
type
Despair Gambit
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d33d9ca1
comment
Despair Gambit: The White's true plans.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d33d9ca1
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d33d9ca1
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d33d9ca1
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d355ba37
type
Turned Against Their Masters
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d355ba37
comment
Turned Against Their Masters: The Cyber Horde used to be ordinary machines until God's Wrath, upon which they awoke to a murderous will and rebuilt themselves as massacre devices.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d355ba37
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d355ba37
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d355ba37
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d397657d
type
Hoist by His Own Petard
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d397657d
comment
Raphael can be a tremendous drain on resources. He can inflict Brand too via Stigmata Strike, and deplete everyone's life while replenishing his with Serpent of Sheol. It may be possible to reflect the attack back at Raphael, and have him get afflicted with Brand since Stigmata Strike is a physical attack.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d397657d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d397657d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d397657d
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d42fb539
type
Our Monsters Are Weird
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d42fb539
comment
Our Monsters Are Weird: Many "traditional" monsters have had their designs radically overhauled to look just plain bizarre. The first demon you get, the Centaur, looks like two plastic horse heads facing each other attached to a humanoid torso. Medusa's snake hair looks like skeletal snakes and chains, for extra Spikes of Villainy. The Minotaur doesn't look like an anthropomorphic bull-man, he looks like a blue bull got crudely fused onto the top half of a human; the tip of his muzzle resembles a human skull, and you can see vestigial bull hooves sticking out near his shoulders.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d42fb539
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d42fb539
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d42fb539
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d4d98674
type
We Cannot Go On Without You
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d4d98674
comment
We Cannot Go On Without You: Played with. Finally, your character can die in battle without a game over happening; however, unless a demon has Recarm/Samerecarm or Healing Knowhow (which enables them to use healing items), you have to sit the rest of the battle out. This is played straight when your entire party is killed even though you have guest characters following you, who are perfectly capable of using Revival Beads.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d4d98674
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d4d98674
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d4d98674
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d50e7e13
type
White Void Room
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d50e7e13
comment
White Void Room: The Expanse under the influence of the White. The Monochrome Forest too.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d50e7e13
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d50e7e13
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d50e7e13
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d52d28b6
type
Hypocrite
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d52d28b6
comment
Hypocrite: The Angels. They are the ones who unleashed God's Wrath, a horde of Nukes across the earth to wipe out mankind saying it was the result of their sinful knowledge once the Expanse was opened and demons started flooding in. However, a Demonoid in Infernal Tokyo revealed that the portal to the Expanse that opened 25 years ago and the result of the events that lead to the game was all part of God's schemes, which is why Kenji sided with the demons. A debatable and possibly rare positive example is Akira in Infernal Tokyo. He talks big and wants to use Flynn, Jonathan, and Walter and the prophecy they represent to brute force his way into the position of top dog in Toyko, but in reality he's a coward who can barely handle even the thought of a fight. He does admit his weakness after you help him seize Shinjuku, however. In the end, it's revealed that he wants to use his power to reform society and ultimately bring to Tokyo equality between the weak and the strong. When using the Fundraise skill, demons will call you out for robbing from them. It gets hypocritical if a demon complaining about it has Macca Beam or Wastrel Beam, two attacks that vaporize a percentage of your Macca. It's even more hypocritical when you consider that enemy demons never run out of Macca and can be Fundraised as many times as your greedy heart desires; you stealing pocket change from a demon with bottomless cash is wrong, but a demon destroying 20% of your finite (and often scarce!) Macca reserves is A-OK! Tayama is likely the biggest hypocrite in the game. He insists that his Red Pills and the atrocious way in which they are produced are necessary for keeping demons under control, while at the same time restricting the market in smartphones, an even more efficient way of controlling them, to himself and his men. An NPC even mentions that a Hunter will have to deal Reds for months before they're allowed to have a phone.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d52d28b6
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d52d28b6
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d52d28b6
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d58d2b7e
type
Post-Final Boss
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d58d2b7e
comment
Post-Final Boss: On the Neutral route, after defeating the final boss but before triggering the ending, you unlock the ability to return to Blasted and Infernal Tokyo. You can do a few new Challenge Quests there and fight Izanami (on New Game+), Loki, and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d58d2b7e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d58d2b7e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d58d2b7e
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d5a561a0
type
After-Combat Recovery
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d5a561a0
comment
After-Combat Recovery: If you're killed in battle and your demons go on to win the battle, you'll be revived with 1 HP. This does not apply to demons, however, as they remain dead in your stock until revived. The "Life Aid", "Mana Aid", and "Victory Cry" abilities respectively restore HP, MP, and both after a fight.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d5a561a0
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d5a561a0
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d5a561a0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d5a84e45
type
Call a Smeerp a
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d5a84e45
comment
Call a Smeerp a "Rabbit": The warriors of the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado are known as Samurai, despite donning clearly-Western garb and weapons.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d5a84e45
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d5a84e45
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d5a84e45
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d6f284a3
type
Anti-Frustration Features
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d6f284a3
comment
Anti-Frustration Features The game takes a cue from Devil Survivor, giving you the ability to choose what abilities fused demons inherit. Though money isn't as plentiful as in Strange Journey, healing only costs 100 Macca at Hunter Association bars, and is absolutely free at the barracks. A game over requires your whole party to be wiped out, instead of just your main character, who can still be revived by a demon with access to a Recarm-type spell or Revival items through Healing Knowhow. Instead, the penalty for the MC's death is losing the ability to change demons unless one in your current party has Bad Company, Sabbatma, Invitation, or has Healing Knowhow and thus access to Summon Stones. After death, players have the option of being revived with full HP near the spot where they died by paying a bribe of either Macca or 3DS Play Coins to Charon, the ferryman of the River Styx - players can even charge one Macca bribe at a time to their tab, with Charon coming to collect as soon as they've earned enough Macca in-game. Charon's prices are steep though, and if a player can't make a payment in either form they will be dead for real, thus ensuring that while you're no longer likely to lose hours of progress to a single unlucky turn, death is still more than a slap on the wrist. Special Fusions only require you to have recruited the necessary demons at some point, rather than requiring that they be in your party at the time of fusion. Any missing components can simply be paid for to summon from the Compendium instead. This helps to cut down on party clutter.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d6f284a3
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d6f284a3
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d6f284a3
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d71d51fd
type
The End of the World as We Know It
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d71d51fd
comment
The End of the World as We Know It: Much like all Shin Megami Tensei games, SMT IV's plot revolves around a demonic apocalypse. You can cause this, in the "Nothingness" route, via a Class X-4 apocalypse. Specifically, you overload the Yamato Reactor, causing it to create a black hole that swallows the entire universe.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d71d51fd
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d71d51fd
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d71d51fd
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d75a1703
type
Year Outside, Hour Inside
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d75a1703
comment
Year Outside, Hour Inside: Apparently how time works between Tokyo and Mikado. The world outside had centuries pass as the Earth recovered from the ICBM strike, and the local Akira surfaced in time to find God's Chosen flocking back to the reborn world; Fujiwara mentions he was a kid living around Shinjuku five years after the formation of the Firmament...until 4 Apocalypse reveals that he was just a journalist covering the CDF's work before it went up. It's implied this is either because of the Yamato Perpetual Reactor's black hole-manipulation properties, dilating time in Tokyo, or Masakado slowing time with Guardian's Eye to allow those below the chance to live.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d75a1703
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d75a1703
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d75a1703
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d7ff49ab
type
Put Them All Out of My Misery
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d7ff49ab
comment
Put Them All Out of My Misery: The true intentions of the White.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d7ff49ab
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d7ff49ab
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d7ff49ab
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d88faed2
type
Scarf of Asskicking
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d88faed2
comment
Scarf of Asskicking: Each of the five prentices wear one.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d88faed2
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d88faed2
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d88faed2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d9cf40fa
type
Screw This, I'm Outta Here!
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d9cf40fa
comment
Demon conversations. Several players have noted that demons are actually more likely to flee the longer negotiations go on, meaning that you could be granting the demon everything it desires, only for it to decide to run away at the last minute, and because there's no way to tell if a demon's going to hightail it after your next offering or get angry at you if you choose to end talks early, getting demons to do you favors tends to be a matter of luck. The Expert Scout skill will reduce demon demands, but won't guarantee that they won't run off with your stuff.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d9cf40fa
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d9cf40fa
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d9cf40fa
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d9d2c40b
type
Amazon Brigade
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d9d2c40b
comment
Amazon Brigade: Team Red from one of the Challenge Quests. Made up of a Apsara Horde, Persephone, Lorelei, Silky, and their leader Tiamat. They're mentioned to usually wipe out all members of Team White in the previous battles between both teams. Isabeau sports a full team of female demons whenever you fight her in the Law and Chaos paths.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d9d2c40b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d9d2c40b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_d9d2c40b
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dbc2a48f
type
Game-Over Man
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dbc2a48f
comment
Game-Over Man: If you're killed in battle, Charon will appear to take you across the River Styx. Interestingly, if you pay him enough, he'll ferry you back to the world of the living instead. He'll also allow you to go into debt at least once before refusing to bring you back.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dbc2a48f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dbc2a48f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dbc2a48f
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dbca2c99
type
Red Herring
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dbca2c99
comment
Red Herring: People who have played Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey probably took notice of the Black Samurai outfit and concluded that it was Louis Cypher again, especially since it's revealed that the Black Samurai is a woman, just as Lucifer was in Strange Journey. Turns out that's way off, the Black Samurai is actually Lilith and Lucifer doesn't even appear until pretty far into the game.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dbca2c99
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dbca2c99
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dbca2c99
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dc1c7647
type
Voice of the Legion
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dc1c7647
comment
Voice of the Legion: Dantalion, with both male and female voices. As well as every other demon.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dc1c7647
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dc1c7647
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dc1c7647
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dcdde3b
type
Inherent in the System
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dcdde3b
comment
Inherent in the System: Law, Chaos and Neutrality are all inherently self-destructive and carry the seeds of each other's victory, ensuring that every victory is ephemeral by nature. The only alternative option anyone's come up with is to annihilate everything.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dcdde3b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dcdde3b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dcdde3b
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dd078783
type
Cash Gate
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dd078783
comment
Cash Gate: The Ginza areas. As befitting the odd situation of a group like the Ring of Gaea relating money to power, you will need an ample supply of cash to keep you moving. Your reward for gaining access to the more heavily secured area is access to the stores that carry the best armor in the game... with prices to match. Well, that and the spawning grounds for the 4 and 5-Star Relics.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dd078783
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dd078783
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dd078783
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dd48b81d
type
Totalitarian Utilitarian
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dd48b81d
comment
Totalitarian Utilitarian: The Ashura-kai justify their reign of terror this way, though it's pretty clear power for its own sake is their primary goal.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dd48b81d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dd48b81d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dd48b81d
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ddc59925
type
Augmented Reality
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ddc59925
comment
Augmented Reality: The gauntlet displays icons over interactable objects and doors in the game using holograms. There are even some Challenge Missions that take place entirely in the Gauntlet's VR.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ddc59925
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ddc59925
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ddc59925
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_df60d405
type
Culture Chop Suey
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_df60d405
comment
Culture Chop Suey: East Mikado is based off of feudal Japan but has Western architecture and the characters have non-Japanese names. The actual history of Mikado explains exactly why this has happened.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_df60d405
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_df60d405
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_df60d405
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dfcb2c08
type
The Evils of Free Will
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dfcb2c08
comment
Law: Mikado is transformed into a peaceful kingdom under God's rule...after having humanity's capability to sin at is taken away by stripping them of literature, education, and free will, while all of Tokyo is sucked into a black hole, including you and Merkabah.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dfcb2c08
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dfcb2c08
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_dfcb2c08
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e0207930
type
Humans Are Special
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e0207930
comment
Humans Are Special: Azazel's belief in the quest Taste of the Forbidden Fruit, where he is giving humans who seek freedom knowledge, believing they will become greater than angels on the path to freedom.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e0207930
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e0207930
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e0207930
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e16cd24e
type
Know When to Fold 'Em
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e16cd24e
comment
Know When to Fold 'Em: Unlike in past games you can't simply give demons items and expect them to join half the time. Now you have to end talks after giving them a certain amount or else they will certainly flee. Sometimes a demon will stop to negotiate with you if the battle isn't going their way, either giving you an item/Macca before leaving or offer to join you. This is the few ways to recruit most Undead race enemies into your team. There's an App that makes demons convince their friends to join you at the same time they do, netting you two demons for the cost of one - while it won't work by directly inviting the Undead, leaving only that demon and one other will make the other demon invite the Undead to join as well. However, this doesn't work on Corpses.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e16cd24e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e16cd24e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e16cd24e
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e303d198
type
Whole Plot Reference
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e303d198
comment
Whole Plot Reference: This game follows the overall premise of the original Shin Megami Tensei I, and has several marked similarities to it, most notably the prophetic dream sequence that introduces Flynn, Walter (the Chaos hero) and Jonathan (the Law hero).
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e303d198
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e303d198
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e303d198
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e4e86215
type
Fake Difficulty
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e4e86215
comment
Fake Difficulty: In the "Samurai and Hunters United" Quest, you have to defeat Asura before he gets around to killing your Guest-Star Party Member who, by game mechanics, is controlled by A.I. Roulette. The problem is the demon No Sells two of the three actions your ally can take (at least the third will actually hit Asura's weakness), and is highly likely to Smirk when he does, which means that if he uses his hit-all physical attack, he's all-but assured to critical you. Meaning this quest relies on how often your ally doesn't screw you over, and when they do, how often the enemy doesn't screw you over. Though if you go in with Tetrakarn, you can make it a case of Hoist by His Own Petard... which is then a case of Trial-and-Error Gameplay. It doesn't help that there's even a bit of Luck-Based Mission in here. If Asura gets to go first, he might just hit your ally twice in a row with his physical attack—which can potentially fell them right away.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e4e86215
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e4e86215
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e4e86215
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e58e0124
type
Pokémon Speak
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e58e0124
comment
Pokémon Speak: Yaso Magatsuhi.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e58e0124
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e58e0124
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e58e0124
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e5e07b2d
type
You Cannot Grasp the True Form
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e5e07b2d
comment
You Cannot Grasp the True Form: Both Ancient of Days and Sanat are made of materials Not of This Earth and are at first incomprehensible to the human eye until something begins to pulse within Flynn, implied to be the White, who want him to be driven to enough despair to give the universe a final death.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e5e07b2d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e5e07b2d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e5e07b2d
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e5fd8bc2
type
Hate Sink
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e5fd8bc2
comment
Hate Sink: Tayama. He's not the main villain, he probably doesn't even know what the actual main villains are up to, but he's the only major antagonist not to be portrayed as having any sort of point other than pure selfish powerlust (and that less humans have been eaten by demons, which still isn't enough), and the Law, Chaos, and Neutral factions all agree he's the vilest being in Tokyo. Fans tend to concur.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e5fd8bc2
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e5fd8bc2
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e5fd8bc2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e6630c8b
type
GameplayAndStoryIntegration
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e6630c8b
comment
Gameplay and Story Integration: After returning to Tokyo from its Blasted and Infernal versions, you can access Minamisunamachi, a town that couldn't be reached through other means, which is full of low-level demons from the early part of the game. Which is justified, as all of them emigrated from Mikado and Naraku after the angels took power.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e6630c8b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e6630c8b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e6630c8b
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e69173b6
type
Time-Limit Boss
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e69173b6
comment
Time-Limit Boss: The battle against Masakado. You have ten turns to defeat him, or else Tokyo is obliterated by the ICBM strike.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e69173b6
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e69173b6
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e69173b6
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e6d0f579
type
Transformation of the Possessed
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e6d0f579
comment
Transformation of the Possessed: Part of the horror hiding under Mikado's shiny exterior.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e6d0f579
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e6d0f579
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e6d0f579
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e7b0229a
type
Laser-Guided Amnesia
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e7b0229a
comment
Laser-Guided Amnesia: Odin is suffering from this and has taken the form of a old man speaking stories of Wodan. Thor's decided the best way to make him regain his memories is to have him witness several battles. Odin regains his memories during the battle between Flynn and Thor, stops the fight, and offers the two Hunters and Flynn a place at Valhalla after they pass away one day.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e7b0229a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e7b0229a
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e7b0229a
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e7f67516
type
Point of Divergence
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e7f67516
comment
Point of Divergence: The events of the war twenty-five years prior in Tokyo.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e7f67516
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e7f67516
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e7f67516
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e8491efa
type
Don't Fear the Reaper
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e8491efa
comment
Don't Fear the Reaper: Charon the Game-Over Man is so overworked with bringing souls into the afterlife that he actually doesn't want to queue you up. The only reason he charges you is because sending you back to the realm of the living without doing so would be a violation of his duties.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e8491efa
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e8491efa
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e8491efa
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e92841f
type
Talking the Monster to Death
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e92841f
comment
Talking the Monster to Death: This game has way more conversation skills than any other SMT game, provided you spend enough App points. Just regular recruiting can be upgraded to have the demons give you money and items when they join, convince their friends to join too (who also give you money and items), and boosting their stats and skills automatically. You can learn a talk skill for "fundraising" from the enemy, or bartering for items. You can pay them to heal you in the middle of battle (and then the battle resumes and you kill the demon who healed you, huh...), another skill lets you bribe the enemy into ending the fight, and the fight-ending skill can itself be upgraded to get you a free heal too! There's even a time-wasting "Chitchat" skill that uses up enemy press turns.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e92841f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e92841f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e92841f
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e9d6eff8
type
Cool Airship
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e9d6eff8
comment
Cool Airship: The Global Airship.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e9d6eff8
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e9d6eff8
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_e9d6eff8
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_eb27c1f2
type
Sealed Good in a Can
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_eb27c1f2
comment
Sealed Good in a Can: Amaterasu has been sealed away by foreign Law demons in the past, leading most of the Amatsu and the Japanese Gods to become splintered and easy targets for them. Freeing Amaterasu leads to her having to leave for Another Dimension in order to regain her strength, with the intention of returning and leading the entire Japanese pantheon against those who threaten Tokyo.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_eb27c1f2
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_eb27c1f2
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_eb27c1f2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_eb8ec7c8
type
Jerkass
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_eb8ec7c8
comment
This is not the first time an Atlus game has contained a jerkass, Bad Boss religious leader who manipulates the military to his own ends in a short-sighted manner. And is named Hugo.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_eb8ec7c8
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_eb8ec7c8
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_eb8ec7c8
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ecd42310
type
Goldfish Poop Gang
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ecd42310
comment
Goldfish Poop Gang: The Ashura-kai's self-proclaimed Terminal guardian manages to be a one-man Poop Gang, wielding a different demon team (and disguise) each time Flynn encounters one.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ecd42310
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ecd42310
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ecd42310
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ed3c6b4c
type
Sprite/Polygon Mix
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ed3c6b4c
comment
Sprite/Polygon Mix: Exploration takes place in 3D, but cinematics and battles occur in 2D.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ed3c6b4c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ed3c6b4c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ed3c6b4c
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_edcc813f
type
Fantastic Caste System
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_edcc813f
comment
Fantastic Caste System: There are two ranks amongst the people of East Mikado. The Casualries which make up the lower classes such as farmers, merchants, etc. and the Luxurors, which are made up of Nobles, Samurai, and Priests. Once born into a class they can never leave it with one exception: those who are chosen to become Samurai are upgraded to Luxuror if they are a Casualry.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_edcc813f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_edcc813f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_edcc813f
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ee0327e7
type
Bonus Boss
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ee0327e7
comment
There's also the matter of the the two DLC Bonus Bosses for Blasted and Infernal Tokyo. While their motivations are pretty far apart—the Ancient of Days is trying to finish cleaning the world out to make room for God's chosen, and Sanat's just a Blood Knight nonpareil who's looking to see if the seeds of chaos he sowed well before humanity evolved have ripened to his liking—the entities they're based on are apparently regarded in scholarship as related to each other. Now consider their race names—"Godly" for the Ancient, which in this series typically means "Law King", and "Chaos King" (contracted to "Chaos" in the English version) for Sanat. The "kings" of the two sides would be regarded by some scholars as the same entity. Sanat, depending on your answer to his taunt, might even remark the "true war" is fought against the "dispensation of the universe", a phrase the Ancient often repeats at the beginning of his fight. It's enough to make you wonder if Atlus is trying to say in this game that Law and Chaos are ultimately just negative images of each other, rather than genuinely dissimilar. As of Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse this is completely confirmed - Merkabah and this version of Lucifer are merely two halves of Satan - YHVH's Dragon, and the entire Law/Chaos conflict is a two-man con.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ee0327e7
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ee0327e7
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ee0327e7
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_eea93c96
type
Blow You Away
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_eea93c96
comment
Blow You Away: Taken to literal levels. Enemy Force skills have a chance of inflicting the Lost status on your demons. These demons are literally blown away from the party, meaning that you cannot re-summon them, and the only way to reclaim lost demons is to get into other random encounters and hope that is the demon you're looking for.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_eea93c96
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_eea93c96
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_eea93c96
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ef43c232
type
Downloadable Content
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ef43c232
comment
Downloadable Content: Different hairstyles, armor based on bosses and other designs, three expansion map packs for leveling up easier, Palette Swap demons, and Bonus Boss battles against the likes of the Four Archangels, Ancient of Days, Sanat, and Masakado.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ef43c232
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ef43c232
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ef43c232
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f003c9fb
type
Anti-Debuff
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f003c9fb
comment
Anti-Debuff: Dekunda stones, like other games in the series.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f003c9fb
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f003c9fb
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f003c9fb
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f1577797
type
Boss Remix
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f1577797
comment
Boss Remix: A few. Merkabah and Lucifer's first boss themes (also used for Ancient of Days and Sanat) contain remixes of the Law and Chaos themes, respectively. The Archangel boss theme is set to the tune of the second game's Law theme while the chorus starts singing to the first game's Law theme. And, finally, Masakado's Shadow's battle theme contains a remix of Premonition.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f1577797
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f1577797
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f1577797
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f16da697
type
Undying Loyalty
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f16da697
comment
Undying Loyalty: Several demons such as Ares and Minotaur are unflinchingly loyal to their dead masters and Minotaur continues acting on his part of the pact with King Aquila 1500 years later. In a first for Shin Megami Tensei games involving demon summoning, if you are killed, any demons still in battle will continue to fight for you until they achieve victory or the entire active party perishes. Burroughs, despite her given purpose, she will continue to serve as your AI assistant no matter which ending you choose; even if you choose nihilism, she will only express a faint solemnity while still obeying.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f16da697
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f16da697
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f16da697
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f2227354
type
Powers as Programs
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f2227354
comment
Powers as Programs: The summoning gauntlet has an App store on it that lets you unlock basic upgrades to your character's performance, such as holding more demons/skills, more negotiation options, and so on.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f2227354
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f2227354
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f2227354
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f3626b09
type
Mercy Kill
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f3626b09
comment
The ultimate aim of The White is to do this to the entire universe, viewing Law and Chaos as ultimately meaningless and equally horrible as long as God exists, so the death of everything and everyone would be a comparative mercy.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f3626b09
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f3626b09
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f3626b09
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f4a0408f
type
Wake-Up Call Boss
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f4a0408f
comment
Wake-Up Call Boss: The Minotaur serves to remind the player that not only do they have to mind their Press Turns, but also that enemies can and will make use of Smirking to wipe an unsuspecting party. He's also the first boss that showcases how buffs and debuffs can and will mean the difference between life and death. Finally, he even exhibits shades of Turns Red that prior bosses didn't have; when he gets relatively low on health, he switches to spamming Oni-Kagura, a relatively powerful physical attack with a high critical hit rate that's entirely capable of one-shotting most demons at this point on a crit. There's also David, who can be fought at around the same time as the Minotaur. He's part of the "Dance of the Dead" Challenge Quest, and you have to fight a Horde immediately beforehand; first-timers will be in for a Jump Scare when he appears afterwards. David likes spamming Blight, dealing notable damage to your party with a chance of poison. He also knows Mamudo, which can really change the tide of battle if it hits. And, yes, once again, a Fiend is a Wake Up Call Boss.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f4a0408f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f4a0408f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f4a0408f
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f4fb7564
type
Diegetic Interface
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f4fb7564
comment
Diegetic Interface: Everything you can do is because of your gauntlet. For starters, you finish the successful Gauntlet rite, which consists of the candidate touching the "Engage" button on the Gauntlet screen, by actually touching the same button on your 3DS bottom screen. You don't even get a map for the bottom screen until you buy the mapping App!
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f4fb7564
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f4fb7564
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f4fb7564
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f55a1990
type
Disc-One Final Dungeon
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f55a1990
comment
Disc-One Final Dungeon: Camp Ichigaya is the last major facility you travel through before you activate the Yamato Perpetual Reactor and get whisked to the Alternate Timeline versions of Tokyo.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f55a1990
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f55a1990
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f55a1990
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f5a3e496
type
Suspiciously Similar Substitute
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f5a3e496
comment
Suspiciously Similar Substitute: The stylings and setup of the new group of protagonists is meant to evoke the initial group of heroes from Shin Megami Tensei I. Hero -> Main Character Heroine -> Isabeau Law Hero -> Jonathan Chaos Hero -> Walter Outside the protagonists, you could also argue Ozawa -> Tayama, just with a change in alignments. Both are powerful men in the post-apocalyptic world who were nothing but "small fry" before the apocalypse. They also both maintain stable and safe but oppressive refuges from the demons through secret arrangements that the protagonists uncover.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f5a3e496
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f5a3e496
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f5a3e496
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f642b1f9
type
You Bastard!
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f642b1f9
comment
You Bastard!: "...Of course. Sorry. There's no way you would be doing this if you didn't understand the consequences." Followed soon after by "Congratulations...on completing your objective." Also, killing Isabeau on the Law and Chaos routes, and to a lesser extent Mastema on Law.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f642b1f9
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f642b1f9
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f642b1f9
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f729e5bc
type
Sequel Goes Foreign
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f729e5bc
comment
Sequel Goes Foreign: Subverted; Mikado seems to be a kingdom in a foreign Western land at first save for the odd use of Japanese terms ("Mikado" itself, as well as "samurai") and Japanese script appearing and being referred to as "mystic script", but then you discover that a still-functioning Tokyo lays underneath the kingdom.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f729e5bc
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f729e5bc
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f729e5bc
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f763003b
type
Boss Warning Siren
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f763003b
comment
Boss Warning Siren: Courtesy of Burroughs: When you attempt to open a door with an immediate boss battle behind it: If you're in the same area as a boss, but the boss doesn't attack you until you approach it: Occasionally when encountering midbosses or Bonus Bosses, particularly without warning: When you trigger one of the 1/256 Fiends:
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f763003b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f763003b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f763003b
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f8727733
type
No Final Boss for You
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f8727733
comment
No Final Boss for You: Choosing to pursue the "Nothing" ending means you don't get to fight Merkabah or Lucifer.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f8727733
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f8727733
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f8727733
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f87c42d4
type
Video Game Cruelty Potential
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f87c42d4
comment
Video Game Cruelty Potential: During the boss battle with Isabeau in the non-Neutral routes, you can pick some pretty hurtful responses during their Boss Banter questions. And the game will reward you for doing so, either in the form of decreasing the boss's stats or cancelling all of their Press Turns. There are dialogue choices throughout the whole game that can make you look like an ass. On that shows up early on can have you deny knowing who Issachar is; Issachar being your childhood friend who is presently depressed (and bitter) that you were chosen to be a Samurai over him.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f87c42d4
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f87c42d4
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_f87c42d4
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_fbb54ba6
type
Forever War
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_fbb54ba6
comment
Forever War: An important part of the Order Versus Chaos conflict. After defeating the White in the Chaos scenario, Walter will be surprised when Lucifer says that the White have only been removed for the time being. Lucifer responds that so long as humans exist, the White, Lucifer, and God will never be permanently abolished. And given how these three think of each other, it basically means that so long as humans exist, so too will the conflict.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_fbb54ba6
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_fbb54ba6
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_fbb54ba6
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_fc07d409
type
Hopeless Boss Fight
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_fc07d409
comment
Hopeless Boss Fight: In Ikebukuro, Xi Wangmu initially takes Scratch Damage at best from your attacks, until a mob of Ring of Gaea members, Kaga included, assault her en masse only to get eaten. Fighting her from the inside, they manage to weaken her enough to make her vulnerable to your attacks, subverting this trope.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_fc07d409
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_fc07d409
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_fc07d409
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_fcd993bd
type
Video Game Cruelty Punishment
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_fcd993bd
comment
Video Game Cruelty Punishment: Inverted with the Hunter tournaments, where the audience gets furious if you spare your defeated opponent rather than kill them.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_fcd993bd
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_fcd993bd
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_fcd993bd
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_fceae121
type
Alternate Self
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_fceae121
comment
Alternate Self: The three Akiras. It's also implied of Flynn, as the three timelines could only exist due to the decisions of his past incarnation. In fact, the entire Counter-Demon Force is implied to have existed along a single timeline with Kiyoharu, Kenji and Flynn's past self, until the latter forced a divergence. Kiyoharu, for instance, makes mention of Kenji.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_fceae121
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_fceae121
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_fceae121
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ff7f34c5
type
Pet the Dog
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ff7f34c5
comment
Pet the Dog: Some conversational choices would have demons take pity on you and do something for you - one example being that if you try to kill yourself, they'll join you out of concern and to keep you from doing it again.
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ff7f34c5
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ff7f34c5
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_ff7f34c5
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_name
type
ItemName
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_name
comment
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_name
featureApplicability
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_name
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_name
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game) / int_name
itemName
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)

The following is a list of statements referring to the current page from other pages.

 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Adam Smith Hates Your Guts / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Advertised Extra / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Alien Geometries / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Alternate Self / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Alternate Timeline / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Alternate World Map / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Ambiguously Human / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Angelic Abomination / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Anti-Frustration Features / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Anti-Hoarding / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Apple of Discord / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Arcadia / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Archangel Gabriel / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Armor-Piercing Attack / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
As Long as There is Evil / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Badass Longcoat / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bandit Mook / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Barrier Change Boss / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Black Market / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bleak Level / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bloody Bowels of Hell / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Body Armor as Hit Points / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bond Breaker / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bonus Boss / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Boss Banter / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Boss Bonanza / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Boss Warning Siren / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Bounty Hunter / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Brand X / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Break the Believer / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Call a Rabbit a / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Call a Smeerp a / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Canon Name / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Career-Ending Injury / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Cash Gate / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Cat Smile / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Catharsis Factor / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Celestial Bureaucracy / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Chainsaw Good / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Check-Point Starvation / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
City in a Bottle / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Climax Boss / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Conditioned to Accept Horror / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Contractual Boss Immunity / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Cop Killer / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Council of Angels / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Culture Chop Suey / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Damage-Sponge Boss / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Dancin' in the Ruins / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Death Is a Slap on the Wrist / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Death-or-Glory Attack / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Demon of Human Origin / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Despair Gambit / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Developers' Foresight / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Dig Your Own Grave / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Disappointed in You / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Disc-One Final Dungeon / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Do Well, but Not Perfect / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Don't Fear the Reaper / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Downloadable Content / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Dragon Their Feet / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Dragon with an Agenda / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Dual Boss / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Dungeon Town / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Dying Race / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Easy-Mode Mockery / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Electronic Speech Impediment / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Empty Room Until the Trap / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Enigmatic Minion / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Escort Mission / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Eternal Recurrence / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Every Man Has His Price / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Everything's Better with Samurai / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Extra Turn / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Exty Years from Now / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Fairy Battle / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Fantastic Caste System / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Fantastic Drug / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Fantastic Slurs / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Farm Boy / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Fashion-Victim Villain / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Feather Motif / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Feelies / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Fictional Counterpart / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Final Boss, New Dimension / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
First Time in the Sun / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Fisher King / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Fixed Damage Attack / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Fond Memories That Could Have Been / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Forever War / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Full-Circle Revolution / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Fully-Embraced Fiend / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Game-Over Man / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Gilded Cage / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Global Airship / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Global Currency / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
God in Human Form / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Goldfish Poop Gang / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Good Morning, Crono / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Graceful Loser / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Gullible Lemmings / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
HP to 1 / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Have We Met Yet? / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Heel–Face Brainwashing / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Henpecked Husband / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Heroic Mime / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Homicide Machines / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Hope Bringer / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Hope Crusher / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Horsemen of the Apocalypse / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Hot as Hell / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Huge Holographic Head / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Human Sacrifice / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Hyperactive Metabolism / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
I Am Your Opponent / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
I Ate WHAT?! / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
I Have This Friend... / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Idiosyncratic Difficulty Levels / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Idle Animation / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
If You're So Evil, Eat This Kitten / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Ignorance Is Bliss / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Ignoring by Singing / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Implied Love Interest / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Imposter Forgot One Detail / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
In the End, You Are on Your Own / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Interdimensional Travel Device / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
It's a Wonderful Failure / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
It's Hard, So It Sucks! / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
It's Popular, Now It Sucks! / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Joshikousei / int_10d303a2
 KeithSilverstein
seeAlso
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Kill It Through Its Stomach / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Kill the Ones You Love / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Kleptomaniac Hero / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Know When to Fold 'Em / int_10d303a2
 LastBible
seeAlso
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Last-Second Ending Choice / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Late Export for You / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Later Installment Weirdness / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Lawful Good / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Literal-Minded / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Literally Shattered Lives / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Loss of Identity / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Louis Cypher / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Low-Level Run / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Luck-Based Mission / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Machine Monotone / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Magical Particle Accelerator / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Medieval Stasis / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Memetic Personality Change / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Mercy Mode / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Money Spider / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Multi-Mook Melee / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Mundane Afterlife / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Mysterious Employer / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Neighbourhood-Friendly Gangsters / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
New Game+ / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
New Media Are Evil / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
No Final Boss for You / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
No Place for Me There / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
No Points for Neutrality / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Non-Combat EXP / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Not Completely Useless / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Not of This Earth / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Nuclear Weapons Taboo / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Nuke 'em / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Number of the Beast / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Numerical Hard / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Omnicidal Neutral / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
One Curse Limit / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
One Stat to Rule Them All / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
One-Time Dungeon / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Only Electric Sheep Are Cheap / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Orcus on His Throne / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Order Versus Chaos / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Our Centaurs Are Different / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Palette Swap / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Path of Inspiration / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Path of Most Resistance / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Phantom Zone / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Phlebotinum Pills / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Pieces of God / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Playable Epilogue / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Playing Possum / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Playing with Syringes / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Pocket Dimension / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Post-Final Boss / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Post-Modern Magik / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Power Echoes / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Powerful, but Inaccurate / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Powers as Programs / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Precursor Worship / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Preexisting Encounters / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Protagonist-Centered Morality / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Psychopomp / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Public Domain Artifact / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Put Them All Out of My Misery / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rainbow Pimp Gear / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Random Encounters / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Random Event / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rare Candy / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Regret Eating Me / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Repeatable Quest / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rocket-Tag Gameplay / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Sadly Mythcharacterized / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Samurai Ponytail / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Scare Chord / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Scrappy Weapon / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Secret A.I. Moves / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Secret Shop / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Sequel Goes Foreign / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Shared Life Meter / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Sheltered Aristocrat / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Signature Line / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Slow-Paced Beginning / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Speak Ill of the Dead / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Spoiler Cover / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Standard Status Effects / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Starter Villain / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Straw Nihilist / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Stress Vomit / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Suddenly Speaking / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Supernatural Phone / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Terminally Dependent Society / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
That One Sidequest / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
That Sounds Familiar / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Ark / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Bartender / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Champion / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Computer Shall Taunt You / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Don / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
The End of the World as We Know It / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Evils of Free Will / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Fellowship Has Ended / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Good Kingdom / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Grim Reaper / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Heartless / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Horseshoe Effect / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Millstone / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Night That Never Ends / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Nothing After Death / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Purge / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Quiet One / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Shelf of Movie Languishment / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
The Very Definitely Final Dungeon / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
The World Is Just Awesome / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Time-Limit Boss / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Timed Mission / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Tokyo Tower / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Tome of Eldritch Lore / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Tournament Arc / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Tragic Monster / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Transformation of the Possessed / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Trauma Inn / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Trippy Finale Syndrome / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
20 Bear Asses / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Tyrant Takes the Helm / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Under City / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Undignified Death / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Unnecessary Makeover / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Unwinnable by Insanity / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Urban Fantasy / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Urban Ruins / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Vendor Trash / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Vicious Cycle / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Victory Fakeout / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Villain Has a Point / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Virtual Sidekick / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Void Between the Worlds / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
We Cannot Go On Without You / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Where I Was Born and Razed / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
While Rome Burns / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Winged Unicorn / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Witch Hunt / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
World of Silence / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Yakuza / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Yank the Dog's Chain / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Yaoi Fangirl / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Year Outside, Hour Inside / int_10d303a2
 Shin Megami Tensei IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Zero-Effort Boss / int_10d303a2