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Chernabog

Artwork from Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers, a design later to be used in all of his subsequent appearances as Chernobog

Chernobog (チェルノボーグ or チェルノボグ, Cherunobōgu) is a demon in the series.

HistoryEdit

Due to the nature of the Slavs having no writing system prior to Christian rule, and the only accounts of Chernobog being from Christian sources, the history of this deity is difficult to define accurately or validate from various sources. He became known during the 12th century among the Western Slavic tribes, meaning he was either not important or a "new" deity. In addition to this information, Belobog is not mentioned in the Chronica, an account of Slavic gods by a German monk, and Belobog isn't mentioned in any historic sources that describe the gods of various Slavic nations/tribes.

Chernobog is a Slavic deity, whose name means Black God. Chernobog is not often mentioned in Slavic pagan sources, but is mentioned by the Western Slavs. He is associated with destruction, darkness and the winter. Due to this, he wasn't worshiped but instead avoided, just like Baba Yaga - This conflicts with the Slavic pagan customs of pleasing gods/goddesses and spirits in order to gain their blessing and protection. He is also synonymous with evil and later became synonymous with the devil.

AppearancesEdit

ProfileEdit

Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINEEdit

"The god of death in Slavic creation myth. His name means "black god." His various domains include night, darkness, destruction, and death. Chernobog is the enemy of Belobog, the white god of light. Although Belobog and Chernobog rule over opposite domains - day and night, white and black, good and evil - they were initially friends who worked together to create the world from the mud at the bottom of the sea. They later became enemies, and after a long battle Chernobog was thrown down to the earth and became a spirit of evil.
Chernobog's ability to cause bad luck has led people to invoke his name when putting curses on others.
"
Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE Compendium

Chernobog acts as a miniboss within the instanced boss area of Zoushigiya Cemetery. He also appears as support for Samael in his boss room within the Shinagawa Catacombs gold instance and as a nightmare variant within the Nakano Stone Site gold level instance. He can only be acquired through fusion.

Shin Megami Tensei: 20XXEdit

Chernobog appears as one of the challenges of the game. After the player defeats Betelgeuse in the arena and goes to the Gaian Temple, the owner will ask him to convince a demon to join the temple so that they can punish the rebels. If the hero accepts, he can find Chernobog at the South District of Valhalla and defeat it at the entrance. After his defeat, Chernobog can be found at the Gaian Temple and will heal the player if they are not Law aligned.

Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

Chernobog appears at the end of the Challenge Quest, Phantom of Madness after the last Insane Horde is killed. He is the demon leading them in poisoning the area and is surprised that humans aren't so fragile as to be wiped out by poison as he dies.

Devil Summoner: Soul HackersEdit

"The god of night, evil, and death in Slavic lore. His name means "black god." Like many other gods of the dead, he is said to live below the earth. His counterpart is Belobog, the "white god." Despite being feared, he was also worshipped. The curse, "May the black god kill you," is still used in Ukraine."
Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers 3DS Compendium

Chernobog is one of the rare Reaper demons, and must either be fused or can be encountered in the Corridor of Time. His Empty Wave skill makes him a deadly physical fighter.

In the 3DS remake, a variant Chernobog is available from Nemechi, unlocked at the leg stage of the female growth path. He costs 150 D-Souls and uses his artwork from the first Devil Summoner installment. While this version has both Tetrakarn and Makarakarn, his agility is too low to use them effectively, making him more useful for passing them on in demon fusion.

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha Vs. The Soulless ArmyEdit

Chernobog is summoned by Rasputin to stop Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV from continuing his investigation. The Chernobog creates eight weaker copies of itself which must be defeated before the main one can be taken out.

DemiKids Light & DarkEdit

"A demon of the darkest nature who despises beauty and seeks to destroy it."
Demonary, DemiKids

Known as Doomborg, he can perform the combo Shadow Break with Shadomas.

Digital Devil Saga 2Edit

Chernobog appears as a minor boss encounter. In battle, he summons two copies of the characters through their shadows with his skill Calamity and then joins with his sword, making him invulnerable. The shadow copies have the same skills, strengths, and weaknesses as the originals, but more HP. Chernobog will not rematerialize until the two shadows are defeated, at which point he can be attacked.

Devil Survivor 2Edit

"The god of night, evil, and death in Slavic lore. His name means "black god." Like many other gods of the dead, he is said to live below the earth. His counterpart is Belobog, the "white god." Despite being feared, he was also worshiped. The curse, "May the black god kill you," is still used in Ukraine."
Devil Survivor 2 Compendium

StatsEdit

Shin Megami Tensei IIEdit

Chernobog
Clan Alignment Level HP MP CP
Fury Light-Chaos 39 465 128 39
Strength Intelligence Magic Stamina Agility Luck
19 8 10 7 10 7
NOH Attack Hit Defense Avoid MPower MEffect
1 116 74 92 71 12 10
List of Skills
Skill Effect


Shin Megami Tensei: if...Edit

Chernobog
Clan Level HP MP MAG Alignment
Fury 46 898 145 368
Strength Intelligence Magic Stamina Agility Luck
23 8 10 17 10 7
NOA Attack Hit Defense Avoid MPower MEffect
1 138 86 126 82 12 10
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect


Shin Megami Tensei: 20XXEdit

Chernobog
Race Alignment Level Attack Defense Magic Speed
Fury Light-Chaos 46 23 17

8

10
HP MP Element Weakness
898 145 Death Thunder, Fire
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Mamudoon 25 MP 2/5 chance of Death instant kill to 1~3 random enemies.
Poison Claw 10 HP Inflict light Physical damage and a chance to inflict poison on one enemy.
Swing Sword 25 HP Medium Physical damage to all enemies.


Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

Race Level HP MP ST DX MA AG LU
Fury 50 420 189 56 56 56 56 56
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Elec Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - - - - - Weak Null
Ailment resistance Resist: Poison/Sick
Normal attack Physical, one hit, one enemy
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Sea of Chaos 45 MP Almighty damage to all enemies, effect varies with enemy's alignment Innate
Blight 14 MP Weak Physical damage to all enemies, chance of inflicting Poison Innate
Null Light N/A Nullifies Light instant kills 53


Majin Tensei IIEdit

Chernobog3
Race Level HP MP Movement Move Type Range
Vile 79 360 0 7 Walk 1-3
Strength Wisdom Magic Defense Agility Luck MAG
32 18 20 29 20 15 2610
List of Skills
Ice Storm Squeeze


Shin Megami Tensei: Devil SummonerEdit

Chernobog Devil Summoner
Race Level HP MP CP NOA
Reaper 46 513 183 243 2-3
Strength Intelligence Magic Endurance Agility Luck
24 10 12 18 12 5
Personality Phys Attack Phys Hit Base Defense Avoid Mgc Attack Mgc Defense
Impatient 140 88 128 84 29 45
List of Skills
Mudoon Doku no Hikari Death Bound
Kaitengiri


Devil Summoner: Soul HackersEdit

Chernobog DSSH
Race Level HP MP CP MAG Summon
Reaper 47 536 161 19 1499
Strength Intelligence Magic Endurance Agility Luck
23 10 14 18 12 5
Personality Phys Attack Phys Hit Mgc Attack Mgc Hit Base Defense Avoid
Wild 140 73 123 34 146 72
Resist Void Absorb Reflect Weak
- Expel, Death, Mind, Curse - - -
List of Skills
Empty Wave Mudola -


Alternate design (3DS ver.)Edit

Race Level HP MP CP MAG Summon
Reaper 48 486 208 20 1530
Strength Intelligence Magic Endurance Agility Luck
32 12 16 20 5 6
Personality Phys Attack Phys Hit Mgc Attack Mgc Hit Base Defense Avoid
Wild 160 81 143 40 152 80
Resist Void Absorb Reflect Weak
- Expel, Death, Mind, Curse - - -
List of Skills
Mudoon Arm Chopper Tetrakarn
Makarakarn


Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King AbaddonEdit

Level Order HP ST MA VI LU Conversation Investigation
32 Fury 465 18 14 15 07 Panic Urge Use Force
Resists Block Absorbs Weak Frail
Ice Death - - Fire
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Venomstrike 18 MAG Light Phys dmg to an enemy. +Poison(Med) Innate
Bufurati 15 MAG Light Ice dmg, 3-way spread. Stun: Med 33
Null Phys 45 MAG Briefly nullify Phys dmg. All allies 34
Endure N/A Revive with 1 HP (once per battle) Max Loyalty


Persona 3Edit

Level Arcana St Ma En Ag Lu
58 Moon 46 47 32 36 34
Inherit Resists Block Absorbs Reflects Weak
Slash - Slash, Dark - - Wind
Heart Item Black God's Rock
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Blade of Fury 16% HP Hits 1-3 times for a moderate amount of Slash damage with each hit. Innate
Null Slash Passive Become immune to Slash attacks. Takes precedence over Resist Slash. Innate
Deathbound 19% Inflicts a large amount of Slash damage. 60
Repel Wind Passive Able to repel Wind attacks. Takes precedence over Resist and Null Wind. 62
Megidola 65 SP Inflicts a moderate amount of Almighty damage. 63
Invigorate 2 Passive Restore 5 SP on each turn, except for "1 More". 64


Persona 3 FESEdit

Level Arcana St Ma En Ag Lu
58 Moon 46 47 32 36 34
Inherit Resists Block Absorbs Reflects Weak
Dark - Slash, Dark - - Wind
Heart Item Black God's Rock
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Mamudoon 24 SP 40% chance of instant death from the power of Darkness. Innate
Blade of Fury 16% HP Hits 1-3 times for a moderate amount of Slash damage with each hit. Innate
Null Slash Passive Become immune to Slash attacks. Takes precedence over Resist Slash. Innate
Deathbound 19% HP Inflicts a large amount of Slash damage. 60
Null Wind Passive Become immune to Wind attacks. Takes precedence over Resist Wind. 62
Megidola 65 SP Inflicts a moderate amount of Almighty damage. 63
Invigorate 2 Passive Restore 5 SP on each turn, except for "1 More". 64


Persona 4 GoldenEdit

Level Arcana ST MA EN AG LU
62 Jester/Hunger 46 47 32 35 33
Inherit Resists Block Absorbs Reflects Weak
Dark Physical Dark - - Wind
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Mamudoon 34 SP 40% chance of instant death from the power of Darkness on all enemies. Innate
Rainy Death 20% HP Inflicts a large amount of Physical damage on one enemy. Innate
Tetra Break 18 SP Negates Tetrakarn from all enemies. Innate
Myriad Arrows 22 SP Inflicts a large amount of Physical damage up to three times on all enemies. 64
Resist Wind Passive Reduces damage from Wind attacks. Voids weakness to Wind. 66
Megidolaon 60 SP Inflicts a severe amount of Almighty damage on all enemies. 68
Invigorate 3 Passive Recovers 7 SP on each turn, except for "1 More". 69


DemiKids Light & DarkEdit

Doomborg
Class Element Type Exp Level HP MP
King Dark Evil 488 34 372 157
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
34 31 28 30 29 30
List of Skills
Skill Element Cost Effect
Hex Comadeus Dark 20 MP Medium dmg +Faint. 2 Foes
Hex TNT Dark 20 MP Hit +Bomb. 1 Foe
Pyrobomb Fire 20 HP Medium dmg +Bomb. 2 foes
Pyroburst Fire 10 MP Medium dmg. 1 Foe
Temptation Dark 20 HP Recruit Up. 1 Foe
Hyper Drain Dark 8 MP Null +Stat. Foes


Devil Children Fire/Ice BookEdit

Doomborg
Class Element Type Exp Level HP MP
King Dark Evil 488 34 372 157
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
34 31 28 30 29 30
List of Skills
MudoonMightdyneIgnis Bomb
AgilaoShiekiDekaja


Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner 2Edit

Level Race HP MP Drops
50 Yaksa ~3500 - Purple Crystal
Resists Void Absorbs Reflects Weak
Force, Earth Ailments, Death, Expel - - Fire
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Rage Grants two flashing press turns
Calamity Summons a Shadow copy of a random active party member
Dark Slumber Seals himself into his sword while Shadow copies are active
Dark Awakening Withdraws from his sword
Power Charge Physical Attack damage more than doubles
Venom Fang Physical damage relative to HP/Poison, all enemies
Tarukaja Physical Attack up, party
Wicked Curse Moderate Curse damage/Curse, all enemies
Mudo Death (low odds), 1 enemy


Devil Survivor 2Edit

Level Race HP MP ST MA VI AG
43 Omega 319 142 20 14 15 10
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
Asura Karma -- Weak Null Resist -- Resist
Command Skills
Gigajama -- --
Passive Skills
Null Ice * -- --
"I'm the Omega Chernobog. I may be old, but they don't call me the Black God for nothin'."
"Jest make sure ya don`t get me confused fer the White God."


GalleryEdit

 
233 - Chernobog
Artwork from Shin Megami Tensei II.
 
Chernobog 2
Updated Shin Megami Tensei II artwork from Devil Summoner
 
Chernobog
Artwork from Persona 3
 
Chernobog
Artwork from DemiKids
 
Imagine-Chernobog
Chernobog as he appears in Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE
 
Chernobog Devil Survivor 2 (Top Screen)
Chernobog as seen in Devil Survivor 2
 
ChernobogManga
Chernobog as it appears in Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Lone Marebito
 
Chernobog Card
Chernobog as it appears in Shin Megami Tensei Trading Card: Card Summoner

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