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David's artwork in Shin Megami Tensei

"This opera of despair is now in its final act.
They're waiting for your curtain call in the land of the dead!
"
—David, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

David (ダビデ?, or デイビット?) is a demon in the series.

HistoryEdit

David is likely based off of an old French superstition that's focused on in the tone poem Danse Macabre (Camille Saint-Saens), which tells about how Death summons the dead from their graves every midnight on Halloween, to dance "their dance of death" for him while he played the violin. They dance until the cock crows at dawn, Death leaves and the dead return to their graves.

AppearancesEdit

ProfileEdit

Shin Megami TenseiEdit

"Origin: ? A skeletal violinist. He plays crazed melodies on his enchanted violin. This music drives the listeners to dance the dance of death."
Shin Megami Tensei A-Mode DDS Dictionary

David is one of three rare and difficult bosses that can be found hidden in the game. If defeated, he has a slim chance of dropping the Stradivari, the most powerful Neutral-aligned weapon in the game.

Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINEEdit

David was introduced during the 2014 Halloween event where he was a rare boss in the Hacked Chip Kappa instance. As a reference to the rarity of fiend encounters in the original Shin Megami Tensei game, the event site stated "He has a higher than 1/256 chance to appear!". There he spawned with a large number of Matador who needed to be defeated in order to deal damage to him. Players were able to obtain him through an event quest where Pyro Jack wanted to recruit him for his band. He could be fused in a triple fusion of Matador, Turdak, and Chatterskull.

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange JourneyEdit

"A violinist of inhuman power who appears as a skeleton. He travels around Europe with the gypsies and plays his enchanting violin that causes people to dance the dance of death."
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Compendium

David first appears in the EX Mission "Escape Plan", harassing members of the Strike Team who participated in the feint operation made for the protagonist to confront Master Mitra, and are now trapped due to being hemmed in by a multitude of demons. After killing the team's leader, David proceeded to stalk them through the sector, the music from his violin allowing the remaining strike team members to discern his location, but also unnerving them at the same time. When the Protagonist helps the team find their way out, they find David stationed at the door they need to take to return to the Red Sprite, waiting for them. After defeating David, he becomes available for summoning using the Demonica's Demon Summoning Program with the Fiend Converter subapp.

David's dialogue and the ending of the EX Mission changes depending on the number of wrong doors the Protagonist chooses. Behind every wrong door are demons that will ambush the team, which results in the death of one of the strike team members. If the Protagonist manages to guide the team correctly, the entire team survives after David is defeated. If there were any casualties earlier due to the Protagonist's wrong choices, after David is defeated, a pack of demons will ambush Dawson and Keema, who were the first two to rush out of the door leading back to the Red Sprite. The pair will then sacrifice themselves, pulling a grenade to take the high level demons into death with them.

Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

"A violinist of inhuman power who appears as a skeleton.
He travels around Europe with the Romani and plays his enchanting violin that causes people to dance the dance of death.
"
Shin Megami Tensei IV Compendium

David appears in the Challenge Quest, Dance of the Dead. Where his music has affected nearby villages with a fatal disease that turns one pitch black, leading to the quest to defeat him. He has brought forth five Calamity Hordes which dance to his tune, and appears to face Flynn after the last ones defeat. With his defeat he is impressed that he could evade his curse. He warns him that it is not that easy to evade death, and that he will appear in another form eventually before saying farewell and dying.

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil SummonerEdit

One of the four new bosses included in the PSP Version of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner, David can only be fought after beating the game once. Its design is based on the Latter Human Type 2 form of Zeed in Soul Hackers.

StatsEdit

Shin Megami TenseiEdit

David
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Fiend Dark-Neutral 99 999 999
MAG NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
1980 1 160 46 86 44 29 38
St 25
In 35
Ma 25
Vi 20
Ag 40
Lu 40
Drop Stradivari
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc For Nrv Exp Crs Mgc Bnd Chg Dex Ndl Alm
78 38 48 48 48 68 28 - Rf 68 48 48 68 28 -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Hapirma Causes multiple enemies to become happy. (Magic-type)
Pulinpa Causes multiple enemies to go into a panic. (Magic-type)
Marin Karin Charms one enemy.


Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINEEdit

David SMTIM
Race Alignment Level HP MP Growth Inherit St Ma Vi In Sp Lu
Fiend Neutral 37 581 113 Tiwaz Mind 60 26 36 28 34 30
Force Slot Close Long Spell Support P.Def M.Def Critical Crt.Def
4 65 40 38 42 29 28 50 50
Features Mind Induct, The Fruits of Labor, Keen Insight of Death
(Mitama:Musical Talent, Nerve Wield, The Greatest Fruit)
See also [1]
Default Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Slash - A basic attack dealing slash damage to a single target.
Counter - User enters a counter stance, responding to the next
enemy attack or rush move with a counterattack.
Defensive Stance 1 MP User enters a guard stance, decreasing damage taken from attack and spin moves.
Marin Karin 4 MP A mind skill that inflicts charm (85%) on a single target.
Pulinpa 3 MP A mind skill that inflicts panic (85%) on a single target.
Learned Skills
Level Skill Cost Effect
39 Mudo 10 MP Deals death damage to a single target.
43 Gale Force 2 MP User enters a dodge stance, negating the next enemy shot or rapid move
and inflicting the stun ailment (100%).
48 Zanma 21 MP Deals force damage to a single target and inflicts stun ailment (70%).
61 10% Life Boost Passive Increases max HP by 10%.
65 Tarukaja 5 MP Temporarily increases a single ally's close-range and long-range by 8.
Can be stacked up to four times.
69 Chakra Armor Passive Increases HP regeneration by 2.
71 Lullaby 14 MP A mind skill that inflicts sleep (85%) on all enemies in range.
75 Mediarahan 26 MP Recovers a large amount of surrounding allies HP.
79 Venom Zapper 10% HP Deals slash damage to all enemies in a straight line and inflicts poison (70%).
84 Vamp Cyclone 20 MP Deals magic affinity damage to all enemies around user.
User's HP recovers 50% of damage done.
90 Mamudoon 40 MP, 24 Mag Deals death damage to all enemies in range with a chance of instant death (10%).
92 Manmaon 40 MP, 24 Mag Deals expel damage to all enemies in range with a chance of instant death (10%).
94 Romantic Hell - A basic attack dealing slash damage multiple times to a single target.
96 Megidoraon 80 MP, 200 Mag Deals almighty damage to all enemies in range.


Shin Megami Tensei: Strange JourneyEdit

Race Alignment Level HP MP
Strength 16
Magic 16
Vitality 16
Agility 14
Luck 19
Fiend Dark-Neutral 22 199
111
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Electricity Wind Expel Curse Almighty
single foe/1/physical/none - - Strong Strong Weak - Strong Null -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
St (¼) St (¼) St (¼) St (¼) St (¼) St (¼) St (¼) St (¼) St (¼) -
Natural Skills
Mamudo Staredown Blight
D-Source Skills
Blight Life Bonus Mana Bonus
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Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

Race Level HP MP
Strength 32
Dexterity 30
Magic 30
Agility 37
Luck 32
Fiend 19 1424
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - Resist Resist Weak - Resist Null
Ailment Resistance Resist: Poison/Panic/Sleep/Bind/Sick
Normal Attack Physical, one hit, one enemy Turn Icon 2
Related quest Dance of the Dead Drop None
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Mamudo 30% instantly kills all foes. Dark-type.
Blight Weak physical damage and 60% poison to all foes.
Pulinpa 90% panic to one foe.

Race Level HP MP
Strength 28
Dexterity 26
Magic 26
Agility 33
Luck 28
Fiend 22 224 99
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - Resist Resist Weak - Resist Null
Ailment Resistance Resist: Poison/Panic/Sleep/Bind/Sick
Normal Attack Physical, one hit, one enemy
Required quest Dance of the Dead
Special fusion Chagrin + Apsaras + Naga
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Mamudo 18 MP 30% instantly kills all foes. Dark-type. Innate
Pulinpa 5 MP 90% panic to one foe. Innate
Blight 14 MP Weak physical damage and 60% poison to all foes. 23
Mana Aid Auto Recovers MP moderately after victory. 25

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil SummonerEdit

Late Humanoid Type 2
Race Level HP MP St In Ma Ag Lu
Zoma 99 9999 3000 38 32 30 40 22
CP NOA P.ATK P.HIT B.DEF AVD M.ATK M.DEF
- 3-6 274 203 262 201 76 105


GalleryEdit

 
David
David in Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE
 
Davidsj
David in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

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