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Baal as he appears in Shin Megami Tensei II.
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Baal (バール or バアル, Baaru) is a demon in the series.

HistoryEdit

Baal is a Semitic title that means Master or Lord. While it can actually refer to a large number of different deities, Baal, or Bael is used to describe high ranking demons in Christian mythology. Shin Megami Tensei depicts Baal (or Bael), one of the principal kings in Hell, ruling over the East. Some sources cite Baal as a duke, with 66 demons under his command. The word ba'al was also used in the Hebrew Bible to refer to any number of local spirit deities worshipped as cult images, and in this context they were each regarded as false gods.

Curiously, since the Baal Avatar in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne appears so radically different from the previous portrayals of Baal in Shin Megami Tensei, it could be referring to another deity which was often called Baal. Baal Avatar more closely resembles the statues of Hadad, who was a deity commonly called Ba'al. However, the Baal Avatar is just an Avatar of Baal, so it is possible that the demon Baal (Bael) simply created an avatar that looked different. However it may all come down to Baal being merged with Chiaki that altered his appearance.

It should be noted that the god of rain, fertility, agriculture, and thunder and the lord of Heaven we commonly refer to as Baal was actually called Hadad, and the name Baal is used as a substitute in some texts and in common modern usage. This is probably derived from the fact that, in ancient Canaan, only priests were allowed to utter the divine name, in much the same way as in Judaism where only priests were allowed to utter the name of God (YHVH), so common people simply referred to him as Baal.

AppearancesEdit

ProfileEdit

Megami Tensei IIEdit

Baal is the true form of both Bael and Beelzebub, who are in fact demonized halves of Baal. If the hero spared Bael's frog form and took him with them, then once they confront Beelzebub, the two will remerge into Baal and will join the hero's party. When confronting Lucifer, the demon king will notice Baal's restored form and then will then offer an alliance with the hero.

Shin Megami Tensei: 20XXEdit

Baal is one of the demons that took control of the final stage of the Arena, being the most powerful of all. He is the final boss of the arena.

Shin Megami Tensei III: NocturneEdit

"Our friendship dies here. We are adversaries, each upholding our own Reason and contending for creation. As fate would have it, we are both beyond shedding tears. We need not hesitate to fight each other. So, let us now decide who is truly superior. Challenge me with all your might!"
—Baal Avatar, Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne.

Baal, known as Baal Avatar is a Demonic Sponsor of the Deity Race and the 'God' of the Reason of Yosuga in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne. After inheriting the Mantra Army from Gozu-Tennoh, Chiaki Tachibana takes advantage of the Manikin efforts in accumulating Magatsuhi to summon their Demonic Sponsor and establish their Reason, Chiaki leads the Mantra Troops to launch an attack to Asakusa, homeland of the Manikins. Entering the holy-land of the Manikins, Mifunashiro, Chiaki mercilessly massacres the Manikins and claims their collected Magatsuhi as her own. Her justification of her actions is that, since the Manikins' sole purpose was to serve the demons, they have absolutely no rights in establishing their Reason.

Summoning Baal Avatar into existence, Baal Avatar then grants the Demi-Fiend the power to stock more demons into his side, and leaves, climbing the Tower of Kagutsuchi. In the Tower of Kagutsuchi, Baal Avatar is the final boss of the three Reasons, and, unlike other bosses, the Demi-Fiend must face Chiaki, as Baal Avatar in the events of the Tower of Kagutsuchi regardless of his reasons; should the Demi-Fiend support the Reason of Yosuga, Baal Avatar will attack the Demi-Fiend see if the Demi-Fiend is fit to live in the World of Yosuga. Should the Demi-Fiend be against the Reason of Yosuga, Baal Avatar will attack the Demi-Fiend for betraying her. During the battle, Baal Avatar also summons two variation of Ose and Flauros alongside with her, aptly named Ose Hallel and Flauros Hallel, respectively.

In either event, Baal Avatar, along with Chiaki is defeated and Baal is shattered to pieces, killing Chiaki as well. However, her last words towards the Demi-Fiend differs based on his reason; should the Demi-Fiend support the reason of Yosuga, Chiaki is pleased to see the Demi-Fiend's capabilities, and acknowledges the Demi-Fiend as a better ruler than her. Should the Demi-Fiend stand against the Reason of Yosuga, Chiaki laments why the Demi-Fiend would not understand her Reason, and dies. Defeating Baal Avatar grants the key item Heavenstone.

Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

Baal is faced in the Challenge Quest, Mysterious Story of Tennozu. He is pretending to be Gozutennou, whose summoning is sought by the people of Toyosu. After being defeated as the Red Knight he devours his followers, stating that they should become part of his flesh since it was thanks to his offerings that they survived up till now. He finds Flynn to be a suitable opponent and a perfect offering for a king of gods like himself, stating that he shall devour Flynn. Shocked at his defeat and realizing he underestimated his foe, Baal flees for fear of his body decaying in order to return to his other body.

After the Red Knight loses in the following quest Rebirth of an Overlord, Baal's voice comes form the Knights head and tells Flynn of what became of Ahazuya Mikado and that he felt sympathy for the pitiful and lonely ruler, which is why he revived Ahazuya as his host and aided him in his desire for revenge against God. Since Ahazuya can not be free even after death, Baal shall take his true form and destroy Flynn, whose existence is an "extreme danger", and transforms into Beelzebub.

Last BibleEdit

Along with Mephisto, Belial, and Lucifer, Baal is one of the four Gaia Meisters using the monsters spawned through Gaia to ransack the world. He is the penultimate boss, fought just before Lucifer. When felled, he admits that he does not create monsters merely for power, but because he appreciates them in their own right. After Lucifer is defeated, he can be found in an amnesiac state at Mt. Palo, where he can be recruited.

Devil Summoner: Soul HackersEdit

"The chief Semitic god.
He was worshiped as a fertility god, and his name means "Lord."
He is the god of Canaan and brother and consort to the goddess Anat. Many demons, such as Bael, Beelzebub, Belphegor, and Berith are believed to be derivations of Baal. Long ago, he was worshiped in the same temples as Yahweh.
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Soul Hackers 3DS Compendium

Devil Survivor 2Edit

"The chief Semitic god. He was worshipped as a fertility god, and his name means "Lord."
He is the god of Canaan and brother and consort to the goddess Anat. Many demons, such as Bael, Beelzebub, Belphegor, and Berith are believed to be derivations of Baal. Long ago, he was worshipped in the same temples as Yahweh.
"
Devil Survivor 2 Comendium

In Devil Survivor 2, Baal is a Unique demon that doesn't require a particular fusion combination to create. Instead, the player has to achieve a Fate level of 5 with Yamato Hotsuin before it is available. Once this has been achieved, it is unlocked for fusion on all subsequent runs as long as the player imports his/her save.

Baal is notable in that its innate skills make it impossible for the player to cover its only weakness without any assistance. However, if a Release Passive Add-On is used to erase these skills, Baal has just enough passive skill slots to make itself invulnerable to everything save for Almighty attacks.

Devil Survivor 2: The AnimationEdit

As a nod to Baal's ties to Yamato's Fate ranks, Baal is another demon summoned by Yamato in the anime. Yamato uses it to pin Megrez down until all three Megrez bodies can be destroyed together. What is known is that Baal possesses enough firepower to decimate Megrez's shell in one strike to expose its core.

StatsEdit

Megami TenseiEdit

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Clan Level HP EXP Macca MAG
Jashin 30 253 230 70 21
Strength Intelligence Hit Agility Defense Location
15 13 12 15 12 Valhalla Corridor
List of Skills
Agirama Curse 1 Pulinpa


Megami Tensei IIEdit

MT2baaru
Clan Level HP MP
Deity 58 525 82
Formations MAG Per Step Macca Item Drops
- 33 - -
Stamina Intelligence Attack Agility Defense Luck
18 24 16 14 29 10
List of Skills
Mediarahan Diarahan Samarecarm


Shin Megami TenseiEdit

Baal
Race Alignment Level HP MP CP
Deity Light-Law 60 782 688 47
Strength Intelligence Magic Vitality Agility Luck
29 18 22 15 8 6
NOH Attack Hit Defense Evasion MPower MEffect
2-3 130 21 72 20 24 20
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect


Shin Megami Tensei IIEdit

SMT2-BaalSpr
Clan Alignment Level HP MP CP
Deity Light-Neutral 58 910 274 174
Strength Intelligence Magic Stamina Agility Luck
19 11 16 16 13 10
NOH Attack Hit Defense Avoid MPower MEffect
1 154 107 148 105 18 15
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect


Shin Megami Tensei: if...Edit

SMT2-BaalSpr
Clan Level HP MP MAG Alignment
Deity 71 969 408 1704
Strength Intelligence Magic Stamina Agility Luck
29 15 18 18 15 15
NOA Attack Hit Defense Avoid MPower MEffect
2 200 132 178 128 21 19
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect


Shin Megami Tensei: 20XXEdit

SMT2-BaalSpr
Race Alignment Level Attack Defense Magic Speed
Tyrant Dark-Chaos 90 32 33 36 29
HP MP Element Weakness
8000 3100 Light Ice
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect


Shin Megami Tensei III: NocturneEdit

Level Race HP MP STR MGC VIT AGL LCK
84 Deity 13000 5000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Recruit Strong Void Drains Repels Weak
No - Death/Ailments - Expel -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Bael's Bane - Changes a target into a fly with the power of Death*. Target's stats drops significantly and becomes highly susceptible to Expel attacks.
Mahamaon 25 MP High odds of banishing all targets with the power of Expel.
Holy Wrath 36 MP Reduces all enemies' current HP by half with the power of Expel.
Megidola 37 MP Inflicts heavy Almighty damage upon all targets.
Beast Eye 1 MP Sacrifices one whole Press Turn to add two half Press Turns.
Divine Will None Summons two demon allies to the battlefield.


* The property of "Bael's Bane" is Curse (魔力) in the original release of Japanese version. It is changed to Death (呪殺) elemental in the rest of the subsequent versions.

Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

Race Level HP MP ST DX MA AG LU
Deity 70 560 252 76 76 76 76 76
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Elec Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - - - Drain - Resist -
Ailment resistance -
Normal attack Phys x1 hit, 1 enemy
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Mazandyne 32 MP Heavy Force attack, all enemies Innate
Bufudyne 20 MP Heavy Ice attack, 1 enemy Innate
Ally Retaliate Auto High chance of countering a Phys or Gun attack to an ally 71
Maziodyne 32 MP Heavy Elec attack, all enemies 72
Special fusion Megami Anat x Drake Ym x Drake Tiamat
Required quest Rebirth of the Great Overlord


Last BibleEdit

Level HP MP Endurance
70 5400 234 27
Intelligence Strength Speed Luck
23 23 23 23
List of Skills
Curse 2 Icy 2


Majin Tensei 2: Spiral NemesisEdit

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Race Level HP MP Movement Move Type Range
Soshin 90 395 85 8 Walk 1
Strength Wisdom Magic Defense Agility Luck MAG
28 29 23 28 13 8 1980
List of Skills
Mahazanma Mudo
Petradi Kaishin


Devil Summoner: Soul HackersEdit

Baal DSSH
Race Level HP MP CP MAG Summon
Deity 73 601 430 15 1159
Strength Intelligence Magic Endurance Agility Luck
24 19 28 15 16 10
Personality Phys Attack Phys Hit Mgc Attack Mgc Hit Base Defense Avoid
Calm 194 115 244 66 192 114
Resist Void Absorb Reflect Weak
- - - Magic Phys
List of Skills
Maragion Mabufula Mazionga
Light Wall Samerecarm


Giten Megami TenseiEdit

Baal HadadEdit

Race Alignment Level HP MP
Deity Light-Neutral 52 5276 2220
CP Intuition Will Power Magic Intelligence Divine Protection
72 27 48 47 46 37
Strength Stamina Agility Dexterity Charm
49 48 31 25 46
List of Skills
Ziodyne Mazionga Tempest
Garyuon Hiryuon Mahadesaman


BaalEdit

Race Alignment Level HP MP
Maoh Dark-Chaos 52 8756 2768
CP Intuition Will Power Magic Intelligence Divine Protection
95 55 53 58 36 42
Strength Stamina Agility Dexterity Charm
90 82 64 27 77
List of Skills
Blade Storm Aqua Pillar Psycho Blast
King Seong's Sword Tempest Sakuri Fire


Megami Ibunroku PersonaEdit

Baal P1
Arcana Level Type Subtype MAtk MDef
Emperor 55 Element Earth 167 147
Affinity SP St Vi Dx Ag Lu
Protagonist 26 63 27 22 48 32
AbsorbRepelNullResistsWeak
- 50% Earth - - Electric, Nuclear, Gravity, Blast
Returns Caesar Guard
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Bufula Medium Ice damage+Freeze (1 foe)
? Makajam Inflicts Mute status (area)
? Gentle Wave Medium Ice damage+Freeze (1 foe)
? Bufudyne Heavy Ice damage+Freeze (area)
? Bright Judgement Heavy Miracle damage (area)


Persona 2: Innocent SinEdit

Baal IS
"I am Baal... With my power that surpasses all, let us surge through the four seas!"
Arcana LevelTypeBonusReturns
Emperor 37 Water Dx +1 Recarm Card
Traits Forceful, Wise
Mesopotamian deity denounced as a false god by Christianity.
SP Cost Atk Def MAtk MDef St Vi Dx Ag Lu
25 122 130 123 131 24 28 47 31 29
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - Wk Dr - - - - - St St - St St
Summon Information
Tarot Cards 111 Tarot Card Symbol 2 Emperor Cards
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Waterspout Deal medium Water damage to one enemy.
? Ice Breath Deal medium Ice damage to an enemy group. May freeze.
? Recarm Revive and recover low HP for one ally.
? Fear Torrent Deal high Water damage to all enemies.
? Mediarama Recover high HP for all allies.
? Photon Cannon Deal high Havoc damage to all enemies.
Mutation Megidola Deal medium Almighty damage to all enemies.


Persona 2: Eternal PunishmentEdit

BaalP2
Arcana LevelTypeBonusReturns
Emperor 37 Water TEC+1 Recarm Card
Traits Bluff, Wise
SP Cost Atk Def MAtk MDef STR VIT TEC AGI LUC
25 109 121 123 131 24 28 47 31 29
Reflect Absorb Void Strong Weak
- Water - - Fire
Summon Information
Tarot Cards 111 Tarot Card Symbol 2 Emperor Cards
Mutation Can mutate into Peri
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Aques Inflicts a moderate amount of water damage on one enemy.
3 Recarm Restores one character's life and recovers 1/4 of max HP.
5 Medirama Recovers a moderate amount of HP. Works on all allies.
6 Blizzard Breath Affects all enemies and has a chance of causing the 'freeze' status.
7 Acid Rain Inflicts a moderate amount of water damage on all enemies.
8 Megidola Inflicts a moderate amount of damage against all enemies.
Mutation Photon Cannon Inflicts a large amount of damage against all enemies.
Unknown Power
Recovery Type Fully recovers HP (or removes ailment in addition).


Devil Survivor 2Edit

Level Race HP MP ST MA VI AG
65 Deity 489 244 23 29 14 15
Racial/Auto Skill DeSu2 Physical Icon Phys DeSu2 Fire Icon Fire DeSu2 Ice Icon Ice DeSu2 Elec Icon Elec DeSu2 Force Icon Force Curse DESU2 Curse
Enlightenment -- Null Null Null Weak --
Command Skills
-- -- --
Passive Skills
Elec Amp Fire Amp* Ice Amp*
"I am the Deity Baal. Give thanks, as you now hold the power of a god."
"My power fills the world... Even after fusion, that fact will not change."


GalleryEdit

 
Baal
Baal as he appears in Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers.
 
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Baal Avatar
 
Nocturne-BaalAvatar-Concept
Concept artwork of Baal Avatar
 
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Official poster book art by Kazuma Kaneko
 
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Baal in Devil Survivor 2 The Animation
 
Baal
Baal in Kyūyaku Megami Tensei (Megami Tensei)
 
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Baal in Kyuyaku Megami Tensei (Megami Tensei II)
 
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Baal in Majin Tensei
 
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Baal in Giten Megami Tensei
 
Baal Hadad
Baal Hadad in Giten Megami Tensei
 
Baal Devil Survivor 2 (Top Screen)
Baal as he appears in Devil Survivor 2.
 
Baal Devil Survivor 2 The Animation
Baal as he appears in Devil Survivor 2 The Animation
 
Baal Card
Baal as he appears in Card Summoner

TriviaEdit

  • In the Sega CD version of Shin Megami Tensei, a new Majin clan enemy called バール appears, with the appearance of a Medusa-like figure with a crown and wings. This same version of "Baal" originally appeared in Megami Tensei II and it's remake Kyūyaku Megami Tensei as Majin "バアル"; noteworthy for being obtained only via a special union between Maoh Bael in toad form and Maoh Beelzebub upon defeat. The same sprite in Kyūyaku Megami Tensei (a Megami Tensei I&II Super Famicom remake) was used for both Majin バアル and Jashin バアル of the first game, however the original sprite for Jashin バアル did not share this resemblance. (Kyūyaku opted to use the Megami Tensei II style sprites for both titles featured in the remake.)

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