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Apollo as he appears in the Persona 2 duology

Apollo (アポロ?) is a demon in the series.

HistoryEdit

One of the Twelve Olympians in the Greek mythology and also worshiped in the ancient Rome, Apollo was originally associated with arts, such as music and poetry, but was later transfigured into the god of the Sun, overshadowing Helios. He is the son of Zeus, the king of gods, and Leto, a mortal woman. He is also the twin brother of Artemis. After his birth, the jealous Hera sent the deadly serpent, Python, to assassinate his mother, but the infant Apollo, equipped with a bow and arrows lent by Hephaetsus, successfully killed the creature before it could cause any harm. While reaching his adulthood, Hermes gave him the first lyre (which he later gave to his son, Orpheus, who "mastered" the lyre) and Apollo became the master of musical instruments. Many mortals and even gods challenged him in a musical contest, but their skills were no match for his. While appearing in many tales, he had numerous lovers, females and males, many who often met tragic fates or had terrible lives. Among others are Daphne, Cassandra and Hyacinthus. Aside from arts, Apollo is also considered as the god of archery, prophecy and medicine, while at the same time, serves as the leader of the Muses.

AppearancesEdit

ProfileEdit

Kyuuyaku Megami TenseiEdit

Apollo is one of the demons exclusive to the updated version of Megami Tensei II. His stats and skills resemble Ahura Mazda's.

Persona 2: Innocent SinEdit

P2-Apollo

Apollo appears as Tatsuya Suou's ultimate Persona in Persona 2: Innocent Sin, once the Red Eagle Mask is successfully collected. He excels at fire- and nuclear-based spells and is immune against those elements, including the elements Light and Dark. The skill Nova Kaiser can be chained to perform the Fusion Spell, Grand Cross along with the other main characters' Personas. His main weaknesses are water and ice.

Reverse ApolloEdit

Reverse Apollo
"I can. The sun is irreplaceable because it is singular... I shall incinerate you with my dark flame, and make the power of light mine!"
—Reverse Apollo, Persona 2: Innocent Sin

When the party reaches the end of the Leo Temple, they encounter Tatsuya's Shadow Self who wields this Persona. If Tatsuya is equipped with Apollo, after Shadow Tatsuya is defeated it will merge with its Reverse, gaining immunity to Nuclear and Darkness.

Persona 2: Eternal PunishmentEdit

P2EP-Apollo

Apollo returns as Tatsuya Suou's ultimate Persona in Eternal Punishment. Following the events from Innocent Sin, as Tatsuya is the only one who retained the memories created in Innocent Sin, he is able to retain Apollo as his Persona and starts out with Apollo upon joining the party. His appearance is slightly altered and his combat skills remain the same, except that his immunity against darkness is absent and his skill Mutation sill is upgraded from Freidyne to Heat Kaiser. He's still able to perform Fusion spells, notably the Dragon Cross together with other main characters' Personas.

If the player has save information from Innocent Sin, and they have this Persona, its stats will be transferred over. However, this was cut from the US version, since for PSX only Eternal Punishment was localized, and for PSP only Innocent Sin was localized.

StatsEdit

Kyūyaku Megami TenseiEdit

Megami Tensei IIEdit

Apollo Kyuuyaku
Race Level HP MP VIT INT STR SPD LUC DEF
Deity 61 554 86 18 25 14 16 10 27
CP NOA EXP Macca MAG Item Drops
97 1
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc Exp For Bnd Crs Nrv Mnd
38 18 38 38 38 Rf 38 Nu Nu Nu Nu
List of Spells
Skill Cost Effect
Maragidyne 10 MP Massive Fire damage (all enemies)
Maragion 6 MP Heavy Fire damage (all enemies)
Zandyne 10 MP Massive Force damage (1-2 enemies)


Persona 2: Innocent SinEdit

Apollo P2IS PSP
I am thou... Thou art I... From the sea of thy soul I cometh...
Ruler of the blazing sun and blue skies, Apollo...
Arcana Type Level SP cost Bonus Returns °
Sun Fire 53 72 Ag +1 Golden Barrette
Exclusive to Tatsuya Traits Forceful, Joyful, Wise
Sun god of Roman lore.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 48
Vitality 43
Dexterity 46
Agility 44
Luck 42
202 192 134 136
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - Nu Wk - - Wk St St/Nu Nu Wk/Nu - Nu St
Summon Information
Story Collect the Red Eagle Mask in Mt. Iwato.
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Agidyne Deal high Fire damage to one enemy.
2 Gigantic Fist Deal high Strike damage to one enemy.
3 Dekaja Remove all status increases from one enemy.
5 Freila Deal medium Nuclear damage to all enemies.
6 Maragidyne Deal high Fire damage to an enemy group.
8 Nova Kaiser Deal high Almighty + Light damage to one enemy.
Mutation Freidyne Deal high Nuclear damage to all enemies.
Unique Fusion Spells
Skill Effect Order/Skill/Persona
Grand Cross The planets align to deal heavy Almighty
damage to all enemies.
1. Nova Kaiser - Apollo
2. Bloody Honeymoon - Hades
3. Foamy Lover - Venus
4. Cross Fortune - Chronos
5. Crescent Mirror - Artemis


Persona 2: Eternal PunishmentEdit

Apollo EP
Arcana Type Level SP cost Bonus Returns °
Sun Fire 62 39 AGI +1 Freila Card
Exclusive to Tatsuya Traits Bluff, Cheerful, Wise
A human sun god of Greece with shining beauty.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 50
Vitality 45
Technique 48
Agility 46
Luck 44
212 197 145 142
Sw Sh Sk Th Ak Fi Wt Wi Er Ic Ln Nc Ho Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - Nu Wk - - Wk St Nu Nu St - Nu Nu
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Agidyne Inflicts large Fire damage to an enemy.
2 Gigantic Fist Inflicts large Strike damage to an enemy.
4 De Kaja Cancels an enemy's Kaja spell effects.
5 Freila Inflicts medium Nuclear damage to a group of enemies
6 Maha Agidyne Inflicts large Fire damage to a group of enemies.
8 Nova Cyther Inflicts huge Nuclear damage to an enemy.
Mutation Heat Kaiser Inflicts huge Nuclear damage to a group of enemies.
Unique Fusion Spells
Skill Effect Order/Skill/Persona
Dragon Cross Inflicts huge Almighty damage to all enemies. 1. Wiseman Snap - Prometheus
2. Twinkle Nebula - Astria
3. Crescent Mirror - Artemis
4. Justice Shot - Hyperion
5. Nova Cyther - Apollo
Nuclear Crush Inflicts large Nuclear damage to all enemies. 1. Any Nuclear spell
2. Any Almighty attack spell
3. Heat Kaiser -
Apollo, Hyperion or Kali
Unknown Power
Attack Type Deals 500 or 250 non-elemental damage to all enemies.


GalleryEdit

 
Duel Apollo
Apollo and Reverse Apollo in Persona 2: Innocent Sin
 
Persona2promoart
Persona 2: Innocent Sin promotional artwork
 
P2-Tatsuya&Apollo
Persona 2: Innocent Sin promotional artwork
 
Persona 2 Eternal Punishment Novel cover
Persona 2: Eternal Punishment novel cover

TriviaEdit

  • Apollo's Persona design is reminiscent of the classic circus ringmaster who usually wears flamboyant red coat and tall boots. Ringmaster functions like a manager or director in the circus performance, like Tatsuya Suou and Apollo who are leading his party and Muses respectively.
  • In Eternal Punishment, like the other characters, Apollo has a voicemail that can be heard if the EX Dungeon is completed with S rank. He is also the only Persona to have one. "I am thou, thou are I! The one from the sea of electrons! Necessity of the modern world, the extremely useful answering machine!"
  • Apollo and Hyperion, the Ultimate Persona of Tatsuya's brother Katsuya are visually similar to each other, sharing several similar design points while retaining the color schemes of their owners.

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