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Agni

Agni as he appears in Shin Megami Tensei

Agni (アグニ?) is a demon in the series.

HistoryEdit

Agni is one of the most important of the Vedic gods, being the god of fire, receiver of sacrifices and the messenger of the gods. Agni lives in everyone's hearth. Being the vital spark of life itself, his importance was so great to the Proto-Aryans that he had over 200 Hymns ascribed to him in the Rig Veda, along with eight of its ten books started with praise towards him. Agni is closely associated with Indra, sometimes there being descriptions stating that they're twin brothers, thus sometimes making Dyaus and Prithivi his parents - however, it's stated that he has many more parents.

Whenever a description of Agni is given, he always has two faces. He has seven fiery tongues with sharpened golden teeth. He has red skin, wild black hair, and black eyes. He has seven arms and three legs, and seven rays of light emanate from his body, and either rides on a ram, or on a chariot, pulled by goats or sometimes parrots.

Agni adores and loves all his worshipers equally, visits anyone's hearth no matter the caste, and is the mediator between the gods and men. The directions of various offering had different meanings, such as East being used to sacrifice to the gods, and South being for sacrifices to the spirits of the dead. The proper offering to Agni, and hence all the gods, is ghee, which is clarified butter. Agni also had the power to impart immortality on mortals, as well as remove all sins at the time of one's death.

Later on, the worship of Agni faded, becoming revered as an aspect of Brahma, Rudra, or Shiva, an expression of his divine fire. Much more later on, he's only called upon by lovers, or by men who seek to increase their virility.

EtymologyEdit

  • Agni is the Sanskrit word for "fire".

AppearancesEdit

ProfileEdit

Shin Megami TenseiEdit

SMT-AgniSpr
"Origin: India. One of the main Deva gods of Hindu lore. He is the embodiment of fire, said to have three heads and three or seven arms. Offerings to him are burned, and he carries them to the gods through the smoke."
Shin Megami Tensei A-Mode DDS Dictionary

DemiKids Dark VersionEdit

"Not so much a demon as a huge receptacle that houses immeasurable power."
Demonary, DemiKids

Agni is the ruler of the human world Rem in the future. He is viewed as a tyrant by the demons and humans who live there. He fights Akira and is impressed by his strength, he reveals after his defeat that his real reason for challenging Akira is to see if he had what it takes to save the world. He begs Akira to save the future and bring salvation to the demons and humans who live there before he dies. Agni can perform the combo Fire Flare with Vrtra.

Devil Children Fire/Ice BookEdit

Agni is one of the demons given as a prize for beating Eligor's quiz in Fire Book.

Digital Devil Saga: Avatar TunerEdit

Agni appears as Heat's Atma Avatar, with his stat spread and starting Mantra geared towards a Physical build.

Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner 2Edit

Agni remains as Heat's avatar, however he fights against the party when they finally find him.

The initial encounter with him begins with a group of four Karma Soldiers which can easily be dispatched with multi-target elemental spells. After their demise, Agni joins the battle along with two Gdon. All are weak to Ice, but the Gdon will cast Ice Drain to cover this weakness, leaving Heat free to assault the party. If Serph is in the party while facing him, he generally focus all of his attacks on him, and if the Void Fire spell is used he will lose press turns. After the Gdons are dispatched, his weakness will be wide open for the party to exploit.

Later Agni's heads become the end of each tentacle of Vritra, Heat's new Atma Avatar when he fuses himself with the communication core of the EGG facility.

StatsEdit

Shin Megami TenseiEdit

Agni SMT
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Tenma Light-Chaos 47 565 235
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
32 1 108 26 60 21 11 11
St 25
In 10
Ma 10
Vi 20
Ag 20
Lu 8
Resistances Weak to Ice, but absorbs Fire Drop None
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Agilao 7 MP Attacks one enemy with strong flames.
Maragion 9 MP Attack multiple enemies with strong flames.
Mahama 10 MP Eliminates a group of enemies with the power of light.


Last Bible IIIEdit

Agni LB3
Level HP MP ATK DEF STR INT END SPD LUC
25 248 130 90 34 12 11 13 12 16
Equipment Can't Equip Card Location Mutation: Inferno I
List of Skills
Maragi Purinful


Demikids Light & DarkEdit

Demi-agni
Class Element Type Level HP MP Exp
Common Fire Good 24 248 121 236
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
21 19 25 21 18 17
List of Skills
Skill Element Cost Effect
Pyrodeus Fire 8 MP Small dmg. 2 Foes
Hex Bind Dark 35 MP Hit +Paralyze. 1 Foe
Heal All Light 12 MP Minor HP recovery. Party
Fire Breath Fire 23 HP Small dmg. Foes
Silence Dark 6 MP Mute. 1 Foe
Healmor Light 10 MP Minor HP recovery. 1 Ally
Combos
Combo Element Cost Effect Partner
Fire Flare Fire 25 MP Dmg. Foes Vrtra


Devil Children Fire/Ice BookEdit

Demi-agni
Class Element Type Level HP MP Exp
Common Fire Good 24 248 121 236
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
21 19 25 21 18 17
List of Skills
Maharagi Paraladyne Media
Fire Breath Makafuji Diarama


Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner 2Edit

Race Level HP MP Drops
Asura 25 ~2000 -
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
- Fire Ailment, Death, Expel - Ice
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Agidyne Heavy fire damage on one foe.
Mind Charge Multiplies next magical attack damage of caster by 2.5.
Double Slash Weak physical damage on random foes.
Hell Fang Medium physical damage on one foe.
High Counter High chance of countering physical attack with heavy basic attack.


GalleryEdit

 
Agni
Artwork from DemiKids.
 
AgniDDS
Agni as he appears in Digital Devil Saga
 
Agni ArtBook
Agni concept
 
LB3 Agni
Agni's sprite in Last Bible III

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