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Persona 4 Arena artwork by Shigenori Soejima

Asterius (アステリオス Asuteriosu, Asterios in the Japanese version) is a demon in the series.


Asterion, alternatively called Asterios, is a name given to two figures in Greek mythology. The first Asterion was a sacred king of Crete whose wife Europa was seduced by Zeus when he took the form of a bull, producing Minos. The second Asterion was the Minotaur, the son of Minos's wife fathered by the Cretan Bull as punishment for Minos not sacrificing it in Poseidon's honor.



Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

"The name of the minotaur in Greek lore, meaning "starry."
Poseidon, god of the sea, created a special bull as a gift to King Minos of Creta so that he could sacrifice the animal as an offering to the god. But its beauty was such that Minos kept it for himself and sacrificed a normal bull instead. Angered at this attempt to deceive him, Poseidon caused Minos' wife Pasiphae to fall in love with the bull. As a result, the bull-headed Asterius was born
Shin Megami Tensei IV Compendium Info

Asterius is obtainable in the DLC quest "Money Makes the Underworld Turn." A man in the only room on the map offers his fusion data in exchange for Golden Jet x10. He is a palette swap of the Minotaur.

Persona 4 ArenaEdit

Asterius is an extension of Shadow Labrys that takes the form of a large humanoid only partially coming out of the ground, surrounded by flames, with a bull's skull for a head, and several chains restraining it to the ground.


Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

Beast 26 341 67 40 35 28 32 27
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Elec Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- Resist Resist Resist Resist Resist Weak Weak
Ailment resistance Weak: Poison/Panic/Sleep/Bind/Sick
Normal attack Physical, one hit, one enemy
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Megaton Press 21 MP Medium physical damage to all foes. High critical but low accuracy. Innate
Phys Pleroma Auto Boosts physical attack by 25%. Innate
Charge 9 MP Multiplies user's next physical or gun damage by 2.5. 27
Life Gain Auto Increases max HP by 20%. 28
Resist Phys Auto Reduces physical damage. 29
Special fusion Tyrant Morax + Wilder Raiju + Fallen Halphas
Required quest Money Makes the Underworld Turn (DLC)


Asterius' design in Shin Megami Tensei IV
Asterius in P4A opening
Asterius in opening of Arena
Asterius sprite
Asterius sprite
Asterius P4AM
Asterius as it appears in Persona 4 Arena Manga
P5 Asterius
Asterius as it appears in Persona 5
P5 Asterius2
Asterius Picaro as it appears in Persona 5

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