- "Beyond this river lies the afterworld, where the souls of the dead await their next reincarnation. Come, cross the river."
- —-Charon, Shin Megami Tensei II
Charon (カロン, Karon) is a demon in the series.
In Greek mythology, Charon is the ferryman of Hades who carries the souls of the newly dead to the underworld.
- Megami Tensei II
- Kyuuyaku Megami Tensei
- Shin Megami Tensei II: Minor Appearance
- Shin Megami Tensei: if...
- Shin Megami Tensei IV
- Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner
- Persona 2: Innocent Sin: Death Arcana
- Persona 2: Eternal Punishment: Death Arcana
- Devil Children Black Book & Red Book / (PS)
- Devil Children White Book
- DemiKids: Light / Dark Version
- Devil Children Fire/Ice Book
In some games he appears in the game over sequence to ferry the protagonist across the River Styx.
Megami Tensei IIEdit
Kyuuyaku Megami TenseiEdit
In both Megami Tensei I and II, if the protagonists die, Charon will offer to revive them at the last save point used in exchange for an offering of half the macca currently possessed.
Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit
- "Oh, it's you again. You died so carelessly."
- —-Charon, Shin Megami Tensei IV
Charon appears in the Game Over sequence to ferry Flynn across the River Styx. However, this time he will offer to ferry Flynn back to the world of the living. His reason for doing this is that he is overworked, with countless souls waiting to cross, so he wants to ease his load. Since he could set a dangerous precedent by misusing his power as ferryman in this way, a sufficient bribe of Macca (or accumulated Play Coins on the 3DS) is required.
If Flynn chooses to wait in line instead of reviving, an annoyed Charon will tell him that he'll be waiting until after the mountains have turned to dust. Should Flynn insist, Charon will give him a number and dump him nearby to wait. In addition, if Flynn does not have enough macca to revive, Charon will put it on tab and collect it later once enough has been accumulated. Should he perish again before the tab is paid off, Charon will just tell his attendants to toss Flynn into a nearby mountain of souls.
His assistants, two nameless guards, issue the DLC Challenge Quests, Experience of the Afterlife, Money Makes the Underworld Turn, and Death Has Its Applications. They do this mostly to serve Charon, as he's either annoyed by the increased workload, by the consistent poverty of recent arrivals, or vexed because of their ignorance. In either case, the rewards for all three Quests are issued mostly to give Charon some breathing room by easing his workload.
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil SummonerEdit
Charon appears before the protagonist after Sid Davis kills him, telling him it's his time to cross the river. However, the protagonist is brought back to life before this can happen. Charon appears in the Game Over sequence to take him across the river after the first time failed.
Persona 2: Innocent SinEdit
Charon is a special Persona from the Death Arcana. He normally won't appear in the Velvet Room as a recruitable Persona until his Material Card, Styx, has been acquired at Mu Continent Casino for 10,000 coins. He can also be obtained by mutating Ankou.
DemiKids Light & DarkEdit
Known as Karon.
Persona 2: Eternal PunishmentEdit
Devil Children Black/Red BookEdit
Devil Children Black Book/Red Book (PS)Edit
Devil Children White BookEdit
DemiKids Light & DarkEdit
Devil Children Fire/Ice BookEdit
Charon as he appears in Kyuuyaku Megami Tensei
Charon's voice from Shin Megami Tensei
Charon as seen in Shin Megami Tensei II
Charon as seen in Shin Megami Tensei: if...
Charon as he appears in Devil Summoner, sending the protagonist's soul back to the earthly realm.
Charon's sprite as seen in Shin Megami Tensei II and Shin Megami Tensei: if...
Charon's sprite from Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner
Charon's material card, Styx, in Persona 2: Innocent Sin
Charon as seen in Persona 2: Innocent Sin
Charon as seen in Persona 2: Eternal Punishment
Charon's voice in the iOS version of Shin Megami Tensei