- "Why do you seek to bear everything on such small shoulders? The human heart is not made that way, is it?"
- —Anguished One, Devil Survivor 2 - The Animation"
The Anguished One is a major character that appears in Devil Survivor 2.
- Devil Survivor 2 / Record Breaker: Major Character
The Anguished One has curly white hair and a very pale complexion. He is always squinting, giving him a sleepy appearance and white make-up/eyelashes around his eyes. He wears a red and black striped shirt with a frilled undershirt, having a design similar to the ship possessed by Alioth, along with matching shoes and black pants. In Record Breaker's Human Administrator Ending, he wears the same jacket as the protagonist.
In Devil Survivor 2 The Animation, his shoes' pattern is different from the original design. While the original design has shoes the same pattern as his cloth, the anime character model has shoes that are coloured half-black and half-red with the half-black part located closer to the middle side of his body.
His true form as a Septentrione takes the appearance of a cube with red and black stripes not unlike his shirt, encased in a blue frame. When he shifts into a different form, it resembles a crystal with the same red and black striped pattern, with wires wrapped around the middle.
In the anime, Alcor prefers to do battle in his human form, using razor-sharp tentacle-like wires similar to that seen in his Septentrione forms. He also briefly slips into his cube-shaped Septentrione form to defend himself from an attack, much like how that form in-game holds resistance to almost every attack.
He has a strange fascination with people. Although he has a very sinister appearance, and his motives can come across as evil, he is actually a very kind person. The Anguished One is so fond of the protagonist to the point where he takes everything he says seriously, even if it is obvious to other people that the protagonist is joking. Despite being the one who gave humanity civilization and observed them for long times, the Anguished One has little knowledge of human customs, actions, and common sense, usually finding even a smallest thing of human aspect amusing. He also has a habit to hold a profound conversation that sometimes bewilders others (mainly Daichi), believing that they're able to understand what he means because he thinks that humans are capable of understanding. Despite being kind by nature, he isn't afraid to threaten, intimidate, or kill those who interfere with his plans. This is demonstrated when he threatened Bifrons and his attempt to kill Yamato by attacking Tsuutenkaku, which shows his willingness to use his strength when it suits him and capable of punishing others when the situation demands, and does so emotionlessly and with great calm.
In the anime, like most characters, he has not changed much, but is much more direct on giving messages and clues without any intention to hide his true nature as a Septentrione. He is always calm in any given situation and almost never seen not smiling, even when he is saddened. The only time he is shown angry is when Bifrons almost disobey his order and when he killed Botis. He greatly cares for humans and wishes the best for them. Unlike other Septentriones, Alcor is capable of feeling emotions. This initially made him question and doubt his own existence as a mere mechanism of Polaris. It is through his interaction with Hibiki and his friends that he is finally convinced that he is not just a mere system and his will is of his own, not due to Polaris.
Devil Survivor 2Edit
Septentrione Arc Edit
When the world was first created, as the times passed, Anguished One saw potential within humans, making him doubt other Septentriones' and Polaris' unified consciousness that eventually split him from them. He then helped humans by giving them languages, cultures, fire, and such that eventually led to the current civilization. Centuries before the main storyline, he approached the Hotsuin family, Yamato's ancestors, whom he deemed well-suited to protect mankind from Polaris, and thus, giving them technologies that were far beyond others at that point in time. Several years before the invasion, Yamato sought his advice and he gave it freely, granting him summoning spells and provided him with information about the upcoming invasion by the Septentriones to pass through Judgement Day. Anguished One initially planned to observe, but unfortunately, Yamato decided to use Polaris' power and create a meritocracy world. This eventually led him to create Nicaea and distribute the demon summoning app to give humans a choice to survive.
4th Day Wednesday's Changes Edit
The protagonist will meet the Anguished One on the fourth day and gives the hero an important message, calling him the "Shining One." From time to time, he reveals important details that help the party defeat the subsequent Septentriones, starting from the true form of Megrez up to Yamato Hotsuin's intentions on remaking the world.
5th Day Thursday's Shock Edit
The Anguished One is seen with Bifrons, who attacks two JPs members and Otome. The Anguished One mentions to the protagonist that he did not want to fight, but needed to verify humanity's potential, and disappears after ordering Bifrons to carry out his commands. After the battle, the group discusses his identity even further, confused at the fact that although he controls demons, he does not have any interest in the towers and that he sent Otome's death clip exclusively to the protagonist.
Later on, the Anguished One explains that he attacked the Tsuutenkaku in an attempt to destroy the Terminal switchboard, thereby disabling the Terminals and preventing Yamato from returning from Sapporo, leaving him there to die as Alioth crashes down on it. When asked on why he wanted Yamato dead, the Anguished One reveals that he wanted freedom for humanity, and thus gave the Hotsuin family demon summoning spells to protect Japan, while also tipping Yamato on the Septentriones' invasion. However, with the events that have happened so far, he realizes that, rather than using his power to protect the freedom of humanity, Yamato instead chose to ally with Polaris in order to create his dream world, and hence the Anguished One tried to kill Yamato for humanity's sake.
7th Day A Saturday Towards Reformation Edit
Once his Fate reaches rank 4, the player can choose his route at the end of the 6th Day, depending on how the player answers his questions.
If the player decides to choose his route, he will join the party and asks the protagonist to call him Al Saiduq. The Anguished One discusses with the protagonist on how to grant humans the freedom they deserve, and the player suggests that Polaris be overthrown, and the Anguished One taking his place as the world's new administrator. Unlike Polaris, however, the Anguished One will not be managing humans, instead leaving them to their devices to determine the fate of the new world themselves.
The player starts off with only the protagonist and Al Saiduq as the only team leaders available, and would have to fight their way through members of all 3 factions - Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka - to regain their companions.
Last Day Sunday's Fruition Edit
Near the end of the week he reveals himself as the eighth Septentrion, Alcor (アルコル, Arukoru). He is killed by the protagonist and his party on the Last Day on any other route except his own, in order to open up the path to Polaris.
On his route, Ronaldo and Yamato are fought on this day. However, neither will join the Anguished One's cause. Ronaldo will refuse to sacrifice his ideals, while Yamato becomes the one to reveal Alcor's identity and clings on to his vision of a merit system.
When the party heads off to face Polaris on the Anguished One's route, he reminds the protagonist that he cannot overthrow Polaris alone, yet if he falls there is nobody to take over Polaris' throne and their efforts would be moot. Once Polaris is defeated, Alcor becomes the controller of the universe and recreates the world, creating a world where humans are free and are looked over by a benevolent god.
- The curtain of mankind's previous history has been drawn and a new era has begun.
- There is no knowing what this new future holds.
- Mankind will go on as a species with untapped, limitless possibility...
- As they embrace the day's victory in their hearts...
After the credits, the protagonist's phone receives a message from Nicaea:
- You now have a new world.
- Let's survive.
The player receives the Kingmaker title for reaching this ending.
Triangulum Arc Edit
It's revealed by the two Tico that during the last day in the previous world, the protagonist recruited all of his friends to defeat Polaris and reset the world to its previous state. Since humans cannot control Akashic Record, they convinced the Anguished One to replace Polaris and reset the world by using the past data within Akashic Record. The Anguished One asks if is it okay for them to and why they trust him so much. In response to that question, Daichi reminds him how he had helped them many times before and they already regards him as their friend. Touched, Anguished One agrees to help them and renamed himself Al Saiduq, and is referred with that name throughout the arc. After defeating Polaris, Al Saiduq accessed the Akashic Record to regress the world.
When the Triangulum arrives and Nicaea once again activates, the protagonist and his friends are wondering his whereabouts and status. He is occasionally mentioned by them along with Yamato's disappearance. However, Miyako Hotsuin reveals that while Yamato doesn't seem to exist, there's a record that mention about someone informing the Hotsuin family about demons, giving the party a hint that he may still exist in this world.
The party, save the protagonist, shares a dream where they were all wiped out, and Saiduq approaches the dying Yamato while everyone else have already been killed by Arcturus. He offers Yamato a chance since his potential has yet to fade away, which Yamato accepts. The two disappear into the sky as the dream ends.
After defeating Spica, the party finds him unconscious inside a tube at the underground lab beneath the Sky Tower. Before they can do anything, Miyako finds and imprisons them.
Stealing JP's key card, the party returns to the lab where Saiduq is held captive. By temporarily disabling the containment device, Saiduq regains consciousness. Knowing that today is the day Arcturus will appear, he tells them that they must defeat Arcturus, but he is unable to help because he can't get out. Fumi reveals that the tube is made with the power of the Dragon Stream, and only another individual who can wield its power - Yamato - would be able to free Saiduq. Saiduq explains that Miyako's plan is to sacrifice the party to create an "Administrator," and reveals that Yamato still exists, hiding within the Akasha Stratum. Before they can converse any further, security is alerted, forcing Saiduq back into unconsciousness and the party has to leave him behind as they escape.
It is later revealed that the world had been regressed twice. The dreams that the party had was actually a flashback of their previous lives in the second world. There, the Triangulum had appeared to destroy humanity, with all of them, save Yamato and Saiduq, perishing in the battle against Arcturus. With the incredible cost it took to defeat the Triangulum there, Yamato lost hope in this world, and worked with Saiduq to initiate the second regression.
If the protagonist choose to follow with Miyako's plan, Saiduq expresses surprise that they agree with sacrificing themselves to make him an Administrator. Once the protagonist and the others are sacrificed, Saiduq laments their death but stays determined to watch over the world until its end in their place.
If the protagonist chooses to find another way, he and his party will fight against Miyako. Saiduq is freed from his imprisonment (either by defeating Miyako or breaking Saiduq's tube with Yamato's power), but this leads to Miyako's last stand as she takes on her true form - Cor Caroli. Saiduq takes Cor Caroli's special skill in place of the party while they fight Miyako throughout the battle. Once Miyako is defeated and she is recruited, Saiduq reveals everything about Miyako and Canopus. He explains that when the first regression, Canopus responded to a non-Administrator tampering with the Akashic Records and tried to eliminate Saiduq. The protagonist took the brunt of said attack in Saiduq's place, resulting in his absence in the second world.
In Miyako's fate route, she also reveals that she was not aware of her true identity as Triangulum until Saiduq approached her. When she first confided Saiduq about her previous plan, Saiduq refused because he want to believe in his friends' potential to save the world, leading Miyako to imprison him.
While the others try to find a solution regarding the world, Saiduq and Miyako work on upgrading the Sky Tower Terminal to access Providence. When faced with the fact that Canopus is still invincible with the power of its Factors, the protagonist pitches forth the idea of stealing the Factors. Saiduq agrees with the notion, and begins upgrading the Skill Crack function to allow the party to acquire Canopus' Factors.
While discussing with Miyako of what to do with the new world, the protagonist asks is it possible for a human to become an Administrator, which both Saiduq and Miyako confirms its possible by using Miyako's power as the fourth Triangulum, the three Triangulum that they have captured, and along with the devices that Miyako initially intended to use to sacrifice them back at the Sky Tower. However, Saiduq warns him that doing so would mean the human who became the Administrator will have to stay in the Heavenly Throne forever, unable to interact with the world and the people, only watching over them.
Last Day Edit
In Future to Win ending, Saiduq manipulates the Astrolabe to commence the next regression. As the protagonist arrives in the new world and the next Administrator-to-be commences its attack, Nicaea ver. 2.1 fires up and begins to assist the protagonist and his party in their next war.
In Human Administrator ending, the protagonist volunteers to become the Administrator. To prevent the party from obstructing said plan, the three resolve to keep this a secret, and instead tell the others that the new Administrator will be selected after Canopus' defeat. Yamato is the only one who sees through their lies but won't object out of respect for the protagonist. As Miyako's device starts up and she prepares to sacrifice herself to serve as the protagonist's Sword, Saiduq shoves her aside and takes her place, stating that she is human enough to experience the world, and that he has been an otherworldly being all his life and is better suited as a Sword. When the next regression occurs, peace has come to the world, with the protagonist and Saiduq overseeing it.
In Break Record ending, Saiduq and Miyako revealed since they are part of the administrator system, they will disappear in the new world since it's separated from Akashic Record. Before creating the new world, Yamato finally refers to Saiduq with his name and acknowledges his efforts, much to Saiduq's pleasure. In return, Saiduq expresses his happiness that humans finally able to find their answer and is confident to leave the rest to them, stating there's no need for him to anguish anymore. In the new world, Saiduq is seen reborn as a human, surfing in a beach and then reunited with the protagonist and all his friends.
Devil Survivor 2 The AnimationEdit
Twelve years before the main storyline, he approached young Yamato and hailed him as the first "Shining One" and played chess with him, in which he won, but Yamato refused to admit defeat and demanded a rematch. During these times, he gave him and his family information regarding the upcoming invasion by the Septentriones.
Three years before the main storyline, he and Yamato met and talked for the last time before the Septentrione invasion. Yamato explains that he won't return to the mansion since he had finally succeeded as JP's leader. Alcor comments how times passed too fast and that Yamato is already an adult now. Yamato will create his ideal world of those with true abilities should guide others. Alcor reminds him that Purge of Polaris without mercy, wondering out loud if Yamato can survive till the end, which Yamato confidently replies that he will. Accepting his answer, Alcor leaves as he says he certainly wished that Yamato had been the Shining One.
1st Day Sunday's MelancholyEdit
He observed Hibiki defeating Dubhe and referred to him as 'Shining One,' and later commented in a different place whether Dubhe's defeat was a coincidence or human's potential.
2nd Day Monday's TurmoilEdit
He appeared beside Yamato after Hibiki and his party was tasked to search for Fumi in Osaka, asking Yamato if it was okay for him to be not by Hibiki's side. Realizing that Yamato has high hopes for Hibiki, he stated that he would also hope for a new Shining One before disappeared.
When a hacker attack occurred, he observed and said that he wasn't siding with Yamato, but he needed to test the human further. He watched with Botis as Merak attacked. Botis asked whether humans are able to defeat Merak or not, which he simply answered that if humans can't even beat Merak then it would be the end of humanity. He later directly confronted Hibiki and introduced himself as 'Yamato's old friend,' Alcor. He pointed out the fact that it was Hibiki who got dragged into the battle and informed that Io being pointed as his replacement to fight, saying that all happened because of his choice. When Hibiki decided to continue fighting, he asked why he decided to act while others do nothing, which Hibiki answered that it was because he received the power to summon demons.
After Hibiki defeated Merak, he wondered where will the possibilities of Hibiki's choice will lead him.
3rd Day Tuesday's DisquetEdit
He greets Yamato, conversing about their own ideals and its possibilities. Yamato states that the game has just begun and the world that Alcor desires is and will never exist to begin with since only strength is what makes the world. Alcor asked if there are no other possibilities, which Yamato immediately replies that there is none and he promised he will show it. This made Alcor comment that Yamato had never changed, to which Yamato replies the same to Alcor. Alcor then questioned if Yamato thinks that Hibiki could win as he sent Hibiki's death clip to Yamato's cell phone before disappearing.After Yamato defeated Phecda, he appears again, amused by the scene where Hibiki and Yamato, the two Shining Ones, are at odds with each others. He reveals to Hibiki that the reason Yamato came to Nagoya is because he saw HIbiki's death clip, much to Hibiki's shock and Yamato's annoyance. He further implies Yamato's concern by saying that Yamato should be glad since had he arrived too late, Hibiki would definitely have died as the death clip has shown. Yamato disagrees because the notion of set fate is ridiculous. He then asks Hibiki his choice, staying in Nagoya, or follow Yamato.
When Ronaldo interrupts Hibiki, Alcor tells him to be quiet and let Hibiki decide for himself. Bifrons then appears beside Alcor, telling Ronaldo to not interfere. Alcor orders Bifrons not to make any moves now and tells Ronaldo to just watch. When Bifrons attacks Airi and threatens to kill her, Alcor warns Bifrons to stop, scaring the demon. Hibiki then asks if he is a demon. He introduces himself once again as Alcor, "The Anguished One," nothing more and nothing less, though he himself wonders what he truly is and does not intend to be Hibiki's enemy. Ronaldo orders his comrades to catch Alcor with their demons, but he orders Bifrons to defeat them. Hibiki readies to fight them if they intend on harming them, at which Alcor then reveals that he was the one who gave the demon summoning app to them as well as creating Nicaea. He explains that humans are weak before the Septentriones arrives, and in order to give humans a choice to fight for life against the Septentriones he gave them the summoning app, and thanks to the decision, he found a new Shining One, Hibiki. Hearing the title, Yamato once again raises his disagreement that such a concept doesn't exist because one is either gifted or incompetent. Alcor asks Yamato will he take Hibiki back with him and asks Hibiki again if he he stay. Yamato ignores Alcor and reveals that the next Septentrione will appear at three different locations, something that Alcor confirms according to the unbroken covenant and that their trial will get more difficult. When Yamato entrusted Hibiki with the task to subdue the Septentrione at Osaka, Alcor comments that Yamato should have say so from the start, further annoying Yamato. Afterwards, Hibiki and Airi were about to question Alcor, but he already disappeared.
At the top of a ferris wheel, Bifrons comments that giving humans the demon summoning app was going too far. Alcor himself is surprised by his own actions as he wonders again what he is. Botis appears, asking if Alcor intends to overturn the purge. Alcor replies that he perhaps doesn't want to think that humans are already a lost cause, referring to the Shining One, though Yamato may have already spurned him.
4th Day Wednesday's ChangesEdit
As Hibiki questions the true nature of Septentriones, Alcor appears next to him and reveals that everything so far is a trial set by Polaris, the administrator of natural order of the world that has deemed humans unworthy to exist. He also reveals that he cannot assist Hibiki and his friends directly because he is a Septentrione, which is a part of Polaris' mechanisms. Alcor tells Hibiki that humans must work hard to pass the trial if they wish to survive or else the world would be swallowed by the Void, erasing the very existence of their world. Alcor then expresses his wish for Hibiki and his friends to survive since he doesn't want to lose them after watching over them for so long.
5th Day Thursday's ShockEdit
Alcor appears in Hibiki's room, greeting him good morning and explaining that he didn't leave since nobody asked him to in the first place. He drinks coffee with Hibiki as he explains his relationship with Yamato: He believes that they used to be friends, but separated after Yamato decided on a world based on meritocracy. He explains about the importance of changes and decisions, and persuades Hibiki that despite putting the idea off, he must make a decision at some point, believing there's a good choice that will solve their problem. Alcor then expresses his anguish for unable to help them due to his role as part of Polaris' mechanisms. Feeling Alcor's sincerity, Hibiki allows Alcor to stay in his room as long as he stays neutral and mustn't reveal his presence to anyone else out of worry for it would cause a skirmish. Unfortunately just after Alcor promised this, Daichi and Io enters Hibiki's room, spotting Alcor with Hibiki that leads to a misunderstanding. Without any choice, Hibiki explains Alcor's true nature as a Septentrione and convinced them to keep this a secret from the others.
He is then seen with Io and Daichi, wondering if he's being imprisoned by the two. They explain that they want to make sure he doesn't cause trouble, but he asks whether they were fine with their current situation, saying that events have begun to unravel, to their confusion.
6th Day Friday's PartingsEdit
Alcor presents Hibiki, Daichi, and Io with a cart full of food, explaining that he wants to learn different kinds of human cuisine and urges them to eat. Io tries first and compliments how tasty it is, which is followed by Daichi, though Hibiki is still hesitant to eat it, suspecting Alcor put something within the food. Daichi suggests to share the food with the others, keeping the fact that Alcor made it a secret, to Alcor's disappointment. He then notices Io's concealed discomfort of becoming a sacrifice for Lugh, prompting him to question Yamato. He tells him that he knows about Io's role and probable fate. He expresses his worry that Hibiki will fall into greater despair over Io's death if it happens, something that Yamato just coldly brushes off.
Alcor then watches as Hibiki struggle against Lugh to free Io from its possession. He is amazed upon seeing that Hibiki is chosen by Shakko and able to harness the Dragon Stream's power like Yamato does.
After Hibiki saved Io, Alcor is seen sitting in Hibiki's room and talks to Botis and Bifrons. Botis questions Alcor's reasons for his actions showing dissatisfaction. Alcor reveals that he knows full well that this is supposed to be humanity's trial, but he couldn't help but come to like Hibiki and his friends, which conflicts with Botis' wish to see how the Void will fill the world at the moment humans are filled with nothing but despair. Botis tries to kill Alcor, only to be easily killed by the latter instead, but not before it calls him a "broken cog." Asking Bifrons whether he agrees with Botis, the other demons claims his loyalty out of fear before disappearing. Alcor begins to ponder about the change in himself and visits Hibiki in the ICU for one last time before disappearing to see the entire things through the end.
7th Day A Saturday Towards VarianceEdit
After Benetnasch is defeated, Alcor appears before Hibiki and the others, declaring he won't let Yamato kill Hibiki, when the latter threatened to kill the former.
Last Day Sunday's FruitionsEdit
Yamato reminds Alcor that the trial and his role has ended. Alcor admits that Polaris' trial had ended, but he now chooses to act on his own will, deciding to kill Yamato so that Hibiki will be entrusted with the future. The two of them begin to battle with Yamato using the power of the Dragon Stream while Alcor uses his wires to attack. Alcor appears to have the upper hand as he continues to keep Yamato on defense. Alcor analyzes how Yamato's strength increases the closer they get to the tower and realizes that he was lured there. Yamato declares that their relationship has ended and that he plans to kill the Septentrione, while Alcor declares the same. He talks about how his time with Hibiki had changed him and how he was treated differently than normal, which led to his own will. Yamato retorts that it was a delusion, but Alcor reminds him that he also watched Hibiki, which he denies and claims that he sees the young man as nothing but a tool. Alcor comments how Yamato is a lot like Polaris while Yamato asks him to act as part of the system again, and offers him a place in his world. Alcor denies the offer, declaring that his world is a world without choices, which disappoints him. The two then receive a death clip of each other before they continue their fight.
Alcor once again has the upper hand, reminding Yamato about the limits to the human body despite his ability to use the Dragon Stream. Yamato summons Cerberus, but the Septentrione simply admires his ability before swiftly killing the demon. Yamato and Alcor talk about the Demon summoning app and how it summons stronger demons as the user grows. Alcor realizes that Benetnasch's defeat meant that Yamato would be able to summon a stronger demon and attempts to kill him quickly. Yamato tries to stall for time, but Alcor easily destroys his shield and pierces one of his legs before going for the kill. Makoto intervenes by using Power to distract the Septentrione while she blocks his attack with her own body, killing her. Alcor quickly defeats the angel and ponders Makoto's reason to protect Yamato, and realizes that because of her, he is hope.
This allows Yamato to summon Zaou Gongen and Nebiros, making Alcor at a disadvantage. With the tables turned, Alcor falls to the ground exhausted and his core revealed. He talks about how long it was since the two of them "played" together and talks about how he thought Yamato was interesting. He asks whether Yamato would change his mind, which the man denies, claiming that he must change the world since the world has been corrupted since the day he was born. Alcor asks why he would shoulder every burden, stating that the human heart wasn't made that way, and that he thought he was interesting for being different from most humans, which made him like him. Yamato only tells him to shut up since he has won, but Alcor still refuses to give up since Yamato will kill Hibiki if he lets him.
In a last ditch effort, Alcor attempts to perform a suicidal attack, trapping himself with Yamato as he apologizes for making him the way he is now. Hibiki arrives as he flies with Yamato and bids Hibiki farewell. He returns to his original form as a Septentrione before exploding, killing himself.
When the world is reset to the beginning before the invasion through Hibiki's wish, Alcor is revived and retains his memories from the seven days battles along with Hibiki and Yamato as he watches from afar, stating to himself that humanity has no need for his help anymore since humans continue to live and create miracles like Hibiki does before disappearing, not to be seen again.
At Fate 1, the Anguished One gains the most resistances out of any playable character, becoming resistant to Fire and Electricity while also immune to Curse. At Fate 3 he unlocks Deity Asura (Lv. 77), and at Fate 5 Tyrant Lucifer (Lv. 99). In Record Breaker, the game mistakenly reports his Fate resistances as immune to Fire and Elec.
Septentrione Arc Edit
The Anguished One's Fate route focuses on his views on humanity. When Polaris first created the world, he was dissatisfied with Polaris' desired order. However, as the human civilization grew, he noticed their potential and granted them the ability to seek their own freedom. However, in the present day, his doubt in the human race returned as humans lost the will to live after having their desires easily satisfied, and he blames himself for leading humans to this fate. Raising Fate with the Anguished One will show him that life has meaning, and that it would be best if people strove to find their purpose in life.
You will need to raise the Anguished One's Fate to a suitably high rank (usually around 4 or higher) before gaining the ability to side with him (and acquire him as a party member) for the 7th Day and beyond.
Triangulum Arc Edit
The Anguished One's Fate route focuses on his new view of the third world and his relationship with Miyako. At the beginning of his route, he comments how humans are reacting quite differently compared during the previous Septentrione invasion and thinks that this is due to the progress of their potential. He then noticed that Miyako has been avoiding him unless it was something important, even though they were supposed to be allies. He realizes that when he disagreed with Miyako's initial plan, he didn't tell her how he also wishes to believe in her potential as a human. He regretted this as he thinks that had he told her so, she might've changed her mind about her initial plan. With the protagonist's encouragement, Anguished One finally set things straight with Miyako, which ends up with the latter's embarrassment but nevertheless in a good way.
Alcor is fought on every route except his own. He starts the battle in the center of the battlefield with several demon teams on the sides. His signature attack is Ominous Star, which inflicts the Ill-Starred ailment onto one team. While that ailment lasts until the team's next turn, it also causes any affected character to take 200 additional damage when they are hit.
Should the player spend too long in finishing off Alcor (or instead choose to attack the demon teams), he will change forms and begin actively moving and engaging the player's teams. While said form is weak to Physical and Force attacks, it also reflects all other elemental magic and comes with the Anti-Almighty skill. After some time, Alcor will shift to his previous form and resummon all demon teams.
It's second form also carries the skill Chaos Stir, which will automatically activate whenever it is hit with an attack, regardless of type, and mimic all characteristics of the attack exactly towards the user(or team, depending on whether the attack was single or wide range). For example, using Deathbound on Alcor in its second form will activate Chaos Stir, which will unleash a Deathbound attack of its own on the team, and using Drain on Alcor will unleash a Drain onto the user.
Have one team use members that either all reflect Phys and/or Force while having Physical and/or Force attacks of their own, and bait Alcor into changing forms. Then, get that team to attack Alcor while unleashing their Physical and/or Force attacks. His Chaos Stir will retaliate, but the boosted attacks will bounce back onto him, drastically reducing the effort spent to damage him.
Somewhat similar to Naoya from the previous game, Al Saiduq is a fairly balanced teammate with only a slight preference towards Magic, but is burdened with one of the most limited availability of all the demon tamers (most in the original game, and second-most to Miyako in Record Breaker). He is also significantly stronger than all of the other human team leaders, having significantly higher HP and MP and greater (undisplayed) speed, in addition to two elemental resistances and an immunity to Curse. Al Saiduq's balanced stat distribution also allows him to access virtually any cracked elemental Amp, defensive, and offensive skills desired from the player. Although Saiduq is playable only on his own route, his good attributes compensate somewhat for the initial absence of other demon tamers (as they have split to their respective factions).
As an AllyEdit
Last Assassin, as an EnemyEdit
Becoming Human, as an AllyEdit
When Miyako Hotsuin assumes her Cor Caroli form, Alcor intervenes and blocks her attacks that would otherwise prevent the party from summoning demons. In doing so, he shields the party from damage and is hurt in the process. He must survive the battle.
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Anguished One's portraits
Concept art of Anguished One's expressions
Anguished One's sketches
Alcor's form sketches
Alcor Form 1
Alcor Form 2
Snippet from Anguished One's page concerning his Star Sign.
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Alcor on the DVD cover
Anguished One in Devil Survivor 2 The Animation
Alcor's true form in anime adaption
Alcor's suicide attempt
Anguished One's character model in Devil Survivor 2 The Animation
Devil Survivor 2 The Animation Character's Achieve of Anguished One/Alcor
Anguished One's profile in Devil Survivor 2 The Animation
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Anguished One in the Devil Survivor 2 The Animation Manga Adaption
The Anguished One appearing on the June 2013 edition of Otomedia
- According to both the artbook and Character Archives, his height and weight are same as the protagonist.
- The Anguished One's Fate route unlocks incredibly powerful demons (much more powerful than those unlocked with human companions), foreshadowing his true identity as a Septentrione.
- It is revealed in Anguished One's Fate System that his back story involves him giving humanity fire, culture, and language in ancient times, causing him to resemble Prometheus of Greek myth.
- The Anguished One has also been seen as Devil Survivor 2's equivalent of Lucifer, who also happens to be the demon you unlock after maxing out his Fate. He wears red and black, the two main colors of Chaos, and the demons you unlock by raising his Fate (Asura and Lucifer) were leaders of the Chaos faction in Shin Megami Tensei.
- This is further hinted at through female Tico (both Ticos in Record Breaker) referring to him as "His Excellency," which is a title that many demons call Lucifer in other Shin Megami Tensei series. The fact that he calls the protagonist "Shining One" may also be a another reference to Lucifer, as it's one of the many versions of Lucifer's name (in this case, a translation of Helel).
- Only Daichi, Io, Makoto and Hinako appear on the Kingmaker ending scene (along with the protagonist), presumably because they're the demon tamers who learned the most from the experience and will contribute the most in the making of the new world.
- The Arabic name for Alcor meant "forgotten one" or "neglected one," reflected in how Alcor drifted away from Polaris and the Septentriones and thus developed a different view on human life from them.
- Even though the anime opening and ending still addresses Alcor the "Anguished One," he actually introduces himself by his real name, "Alcor," in his first conversation with Hibiki in episode 4: Monday's Turmoil 3 with no intention to conceal his true identity. Though, when Hibiki asked what he is, he refers himself as "The Anguished One," this followed by Botis who also called him by the title in episode 7: Wednesday's Changes. Alcor also reveals the fact that he is one of the Septentriones on 4th day Wednesday after the battle against Megrez, much earlier than in the game on 8th day Sunday.
- In the game, Alcor calls the protagonist by his name only two times, the first is if the player chooses to follow his route, the second is when he is on the verge of death on every other route than his. However, in the anime, Alcor calls Hibiki by his first name and not so often calling him Shining One.
- In anime, it is revealed in episode 9: Thursday's Shock that since Alcor is mostly floating, he doesn't know how to walk on the ground.
- In Devil Survivor 2 the Animation, Episode 10: Friday's Partings, Alcor is revealed to be an excellent cook, although Hibiki is a bit skeptical if the food is even edible, considering it was made by inhuman hands. In the Character Archives, it's revealed that he can make anything delicious by manipulating its molecules.
- In the anime, each of the Septentriones manifests on a single day individually, with Benetsnatch appearing on the last day. However, Alcor had already appeared on the first day, Sunday's Melancholy.
- In the anime, he has a death clip on the last day, Sunday's Fruitions Part I.
- Oddly enough, in the anime, Alcor can materialize a cell phone, as well as dematerialize it at will. The phone's model is the same as Yamato's JP's cell phone.
- In the English dub, Alcor refers to Hibiki as the "Sparkling One" rather than Shining One, though it is more or less the same.
- If his eyelashes is excluded, he bears resemblance with Murasaki, a character from Yozakura Quartet created by Suzuhito Yasuda.
- Joe refers to him as "Ure-tan" (うれたん) in Japanese. In the English version, Joe calls him "Angy."
- In Record Breaker, Anguished One takes on the name Al Saiduq after the protagonist recruits him in order to defeat Polaris and rewrite the Akashic Record's history data. This can be considered a mix of both his ending and Daichi's Triumphant Ending, in which the protagonist returns to the past, however, Anguished One died in the original route, while in Triangulum Arc, he is alive. In Anguished One route, Ronaldo and Yamato died, and Anguished One replaces Polaris and creates a brand new world, while in Triangulum Arc Ronaldo and Yamato joins the party and instead of creating a brand new world Anguished One reset the world back to its previous state before the invasion similar to Daichi's Triumphant Ending.
|Record Breaker - The Animation - Thursday 23:54|
|Playable||Protagonist - Daichi Shijima - Io Nitta - Yuzuru Akie - Hinako Kujou - Keita Wakui - Airi Ban - Jungo Torii - Fumi Kanno - Makoto Sako - Otome Yanagiya - Yamato Hotsuin - Ronaldo Kuriki - Anguished One - Miyako Hotsuin|
|Non-Playable||Tico (Male / Female) - Dera-Deka - Koharu - Jungo's Cat - Polaris - Canopus|
|Tokyo||Tokyo Tower - Sunset Blvd - Diet Building - Akasaka Palace - Cine City Plaza - Sky Tower - Karamachi - Terminal - Bugeikan Arena - Central Gate - Sengakuji - Eikokuji|
|Osaka||Tsuutenkaku - Main Branch (JP's) - Festival Gate - Bickman - Ebisu Bridge - Sankyu Line|
|Nagoya||TV Tower - Planetarium - Gold Clock - Centering Park - Nagoya Branch (JP's) - Parking Garage|
|Other||Fukuoka Tenjin - Akasha Stratum - Stake Terminal - Providence|
|Terminology||Extra Turn Battle - Demon Tamers - Devil Auction - Fate System - JP's - Nicaea β ver. - Septentriones - Racial Skill - Auto Skill - Skill Crack - Demon Summoning App - Add-On - Dragon Stream - Terminal - Administrator - Akashic Record - Void - Triangulum - Astrolabe|
|Lists||Demons - Skills - Ailments - Titles (RB)- Translations|
|Songs||"Mugen no Sekai" - "Take Your Way" - "Be"|
|Publications||-Show Your Free Will- - The Animation Manga - Cetus's Prequel|
|Mobile Games||The Extra World|