Chi You

Chi You's design in Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner

Chi You (シユウ, Shiyū)? is a demon in the series.


Chi You (蚩尤?) is a deity in Chinese mythology that descended from Shennong. This half-man, half-bull war deity helped and lead the Hmong and Li Tribes fight against the Yellow Emperor - the king who is said to be the ancestor of all Han Chinese. The Yellow Emperor lost many of his initial battles with Chi You but won the final battle with the invention of the South Pointing Chariot that allowed him to navigate through the thick fog summoned by Chi You's forces. Chi You was then beheaded by Yinlong (Winged Dragon), one of the Yellow Emperor's top generals.

He is worshiped in China as the god of war and weapons and along with Huang Di as one of the progenitors of the Chinese people. Shi Huang Di, the First Emperor of China worshiped Chi You and attributed him to his success in conquering his rival states. Liu Bang, the founder of the Han Dynasty, was also noted to have worshiped at Chi You's shrine before his decisive battle with Xiang Yu.

He also plays an important part in the Miao and Hmong people's mythologies and folklore, regarded as a sagacious king, godlike warrior and leader, but also as their punishing downfall from grace. According to the tale, Chi You was betrayed by his closest general and all of the Hmong, and executed to the Yellow Emperor, after forbidding the practice of polygamy out of disgust and a need for order. Still alive after his body being is dismembered into many pieces, he forever cursed his people to exile, persecution, insurrection, disunity, suffering and the deterioration of their culture until they all repented and prayed for his forgiveness for their sin of regicide, dishonorable betrayal of ethics and carnal selfishness.

He is also known in Korea as Chi Wu Cheon Wang (lit. the Heavenly Lord Chi Wu), and some argued he was once worshiped as an ancestral god mainly by the people of Goguryeo (an ancient nation that shares ancestry with modern Koreans). Though this claim is unconvincing as it is only mentioned in the Hwandan Gogi (which was claimed to have been compiled in 1911) which is concluded as a false document.



Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINEEdit

Chi You was implemented in the July 2014 Kappa and the Temple of Doom Adventure event. Players could encounter him as a boss by gathering three sankara stones and one fighting spirit to give to DB Katori. He could be summoned in any of the three event instances and spawned alongside a room of highly aggressive Tao Tie, Taown and Senri. As a reference to the myth, his boss form, Strength of a Thousand Chi You, used skills that inflicted the Misty Fog and Cloudy Fog ailments to increase player cooldown times, decrease their ailment resistance and decrease the strength of their almighty, physical, and gun affinity skills. By defeating him, players have a chance of gaining the ability to fuse him in a triple fusion of Atavaka, Tao Tie and Taown.

Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

"A Chinese god of war, often depicted with a bull's head, six or eight arms, and four eyes.
He invented many weapons and commanded an invincible army. Seeking control of the land, he fought with Huang Di, and though he was winning, Huang Di invented the South-Pointing Chariot and defeated him. Huang Di had Chi You's head buried thousands of li apart from his body.
Shin Megami Tensei IV compendium

Chi You appears as the third-strongest member of the Tyrant race. He can be recruited from the wild in Lucifer Palace or created through fusion, provided Flynn has reached level 87. There are no special requirements to summon him.

Shin Megami Tensei IV ApocalypseEdit

Chi You can teach Nanashi the Mabufudyne, Hades Blast, Will of Frost, Debilitate and Mist Rush skills through his Demon Whisper. He benefits from learning Physical, Ice, Force and support skills.

Devil Summoner: Soul HackersEdit

While not seen directly, Chi You is referenced through the spell "Overlord," which unleashes his power to inflict multiple Strike element attacks on all front row enemies.

Persona 3Edit

Chi You appears as the ultimate Persona of the Tower Arcana in Persona 3. Chi You grants the equipment Barbaric Bracers, which increases the wearer's dodge rate against all attacks.

FES introduces the Weapon Fusion system, where fusing Chi You with a Nihil weapon grants the strongest bow-classed weapon, Quintessence Bow.

Persona Q: Shadow of the LabyrinthEdit

"A Chinese god of war, he is said to have invented many weapons. He and his followers rebelled against the Yellow Emperor, Huang Di, but were defeated."
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth compendium

Chi You is the highest leveled Persona that can be obtained by beating an F.O.E. Once again, he is required to create the Quintessence Bow, Yukari's ultimate bow; he must be used in a sacrifice spread to obtain one of the materials, the others being a Tangled Thread and a Fire Ring Lump, Theodore requires to make it.


Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

Race Level HP MP
Strength 93
Dexterity 93
Magic 93
Agility 93
Luck 93
Tyrant 87 679 305
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - Weak Repel - Repel Null Null
Ailment Resistance -
Normal Attack Phys x1-3 hits, 1 enemy
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Mabufudyne 32 MP Heavy ice damage to all foes. Innate
Hades Blast 32 MP Heavy physical damage to all foes. Innate
High Phys Pleroma Auto Boosts physical attack by 50%. 88

Shin Megami Tensei IV ApocalypseEdit

Race Level HP MP
Strength 131
Dexterity 75
Magic 74
Agility 94
Luck 100
Tyrant 87 857 194
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - Weak Repel - Repel - -
Ailment Resistance None
Normal Attack Phys x1-3, 1 enemy
Skill Affinities Physical Physical +5 · Ice Ice +5 · Force Force +3 · Support Support +2 · Electricity Electricity -2 · Fire Fire -5
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Mabufudyne 48 MP Heavy ice damage to all foes. Innate
Hades Blast 42 MP Heavy physical damage to all foes. Innate
Will of Frost 30 MP Grants ice pierce to party for one turn. Innate
Debilitate 100 MP Debuffs all foes' attack, defense and agility by 1 level. 88
Mist Rush 28 MP 2 to 4 hits of medium physical damage and 70% daze to multiple foes. 89
Drain Gun Auto Absorbs gun damage. 90

Persona 2: Eternal PunishmentEdit

Chi You EP
You think you're the great Emperor?!
Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
Devil None 76 999 Disguise Goods Akashic Ring
Traits Gloomy
War god who created 5 armies. Defeated by the emperor.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 64
Vitality 60
Technique 61
Agility 57
Luck 61
268 256 182 182
Sw Sh Sk Th Ak Fi Wt Wi Er Ic Ln Nc Ho Dk Al Nr Mn
24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 Nu Nu 24 Nu Nu
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Deadly Burn Inflicts huge Fire damage to all enemies.
Death Bound Inflicts small Sword damage to all enemies.
Curse Inflicts medium Dark damage to all enemies.

Persona 3Edit

Arcana Level
Strength 65
Magic 56
Endurance 62
Agility 54
Luck 59
Tower 86
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Pierce - - - Slash, Pierce Electricity
Skill Card Arms Master (Lv. 94) Heart Item Barbaric Bracers
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Vorpal Blade 21% HP Deals heavy Slash damage to all foes. (1.5x "Great" condition bonus) Innate
Invigorate 3 Passive Restores 7 SP each turn in battle. Innate
Primal Force 21% HP Deals severe Pierce damage to one foe. 89
Absorb Strike Passive Drains damage from Strike attacks. 91
Arms Master Passive Halves HP cost for physical skills. 92

Persona Q: Shadow of the LabyrinthEdit

Arcana Level HP + SP + Inherit Extract Fragment
Tower 87 240 48 - Infinite Link Chi You Shard
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Power Charge 40 SP Nearly triple the user's physical attack for next hit. Lasts 3 turns. Innate
Flame Link 48 HP A light Cut + Fire attack. (1 enemy) [Link damage with allies' attacks] Innate
Infinite Link Passive Raise damage dealt with first hit and number of Links. 88
Forked Spear Passive Medium chance of another attack after regular attack. 89
Victory Cry Passive [Navi] Full HP restore at the end of battle. (Party) 90
God's Cut Passive Raise Cut attack strength. 91
God's Stab Passive Raise Stab attack strength. 92
God's Bash Passive Raise Bash attack strength. 93

Persona 5Edit

Arcana Level
Strength 54
Magic 56
Endurance 53
Agility 52
Luck 50
Chariot 86
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
? - - Psy Physical, Gun Nuclear
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Gigantomachia 25% HP Colossal Physical damage to all foes. Innate
Psycho Force 48 SP Severe Psy damage to 1 foe. Technical dmg: Mental ailment. Innate
Repel Phys Auto Repel Physical attacks. Innate
Fortify Spirit Auto Lower susceptibilities to all ailments. 88
Psycho Blast 54 SP Severe Psy damage to all foes. Technical dmg: Mental ailment. 89
Drain Psy Auto Absorb Psy attacks. 90
Concentrate 15 SP Next magic attack inflict 2.5x damage. 92


Chi You as he appears in Persona 3
Imagine-Chi You
Chi You as he appears in Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE
Chi You Card
Chi You as he appears in Card Summoner

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