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En no Ozuno (役小角 or エンノオズノ, En no ozuno)? or (エンノオヅヌ, En'no'ozune)? is a demon in the series.


Also called En-no-Gyoja (or En-no-ozunu), he was born in Yamato no Kuni (present Nara prefecture) in the era of the emperor Jomei. He was wise in his childhood, pursued for classical books, through knowledge of the doctrine and mastered Sanpou (the law of Buddha, the laws, the priest). Later, he practiced ascetic training in Mt. Ikoma in Yamato (present Nara) and, in Mt. Kumano in Kii(present Wakayama prefecture), he climbed Mt. Katsuragi and enshrined Kujaku Myoo and practiced ascetic training, which gave him various supernatural powers, the Shugen, or Siddhi in sanskrit. He also worshipped Kuzuryu, as a deity protecting Buddhism, and Kuni-no-Tokotachi, who has most of his shrines associated with the Shugendô religion. He was accused of entirely contrary to the fact, he was sent to Izu. He came back to Kyoto after being released and became a founder of Shugen-do (mountaineering ascetism, litteraly the Path of Siddhi), whose practionners were treated with awe and superstition by the average medieval Japanese population. Later he was manifested in Buzen Kyushuu (present Ooita). He could not be traced then after. His servants are called Zenki and Goki, two yôkai demons he controlled, in a way reminiscent of King Solomon. He was deigned the title of Shinpen (or Jinben) Daibosatsu in 1799. En the ascetic appears quite often in Japanese fiction and pop culture as a cameo, usually to give an easy explanation to a character supernatural powers (Sadako, Katō Yasunori...).



Shin Megami TenseiEdit

After Thor barrages Japan with ICBMs, the Heroine sends the protagonist to the Diamond Realm where he meets En no Ozuno. He asks the player to fetch him some Soma twice, and then locate Blue Phantom and Red Phantom (they will fight if the protagonist's alignment does not match either of theirs) to gain alignment-exclusive weapons (the Light Sword for Law and the Headsman Ax for Chaos). Afterwards, he sends them back to Tokyo 30 years later, but not before fighting his servants, Zenki and Goki.

Shin Megami Tensei IIEdit

En no Ozuno appears again in the Diamond Realm, which area is unlocked by completing the game once (There must be a second file saved before going to Eden, in order for the area to appear).

Shin Megami Tensei IV ApocalypseEdit

En no Ozuno is encountered at the bottom of Twisted Tokyo after purchasing the "Depths of Twisted Tokyo" DLC ($1.49) and using the "Eternal Torus" item acquired from it. He is encountered on B57F and drops the Monastic Rosary as his unique equipment, along with Incense, Armor Boost Kits, Compendium Tickets, and Battle Plans.

En no Ozuno has a surprising weakness to physical attacks, allowing the player to potentially get Smirks and free Press Turns at no cost. However, this doesn't mean En no Ozuno should be taken lightly, as his attacks hit very hard. Zenki's Axe pierce resistances, but his other spells don't, so immunity to fire and electric attacks can rob him of his turns.

En no Ozuno has a couple of tricky moves that can waste the player's precious 10 turns they have while fighting him. Peacock Incantation causes En no Ozuno to counter the next attack with the same amount of almighty damage to the entire party. Goki's Water Wall completely maximizes his defense and agility boosts. There are ways to bypass this, though. Simply hitting En no Ozuno with a weak attack - even your basic physical attack - will force him to waste Peacock Incantation and do minimal amounts of damage to the party. Goki's Water Wall is only cast after En no Ozuno takes a lot of damage while having a defense or agility debuff, and can be avoided by never debuffing those stats. En no Ozuno does not have any form of Dekunda or Silent Prayer, and will do nothing to remove a -3 offense debuff. Spamming Tarunda or Venomous Raga becomes key to declawing his vicious attacks.

En no Ozuno also appears in the DLC, "Messiahs in the Diamond Realm." With his companions, Zenki and Goki, he instructs Nanashi to speak to Stephen to understand what is needed to do. Goki provides healing, while Zenki allows Nanashi to cancel the quest and return to his world. En no Ozuno serves as the rallying point for three of the Messiahs, before unlocking the door to the final fight of the quest.

Devil Children Black Book/Red Book (PS)Edit

En no Ozuno is a level 34 Battle Net opponent. He mostly uses Tengu demons and gives Zenki Goki after being defeated.


Shin Megami Tensei: if...Edit

En no Ozuno If
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Fiend Dark-Neutral 48 922 200
1536 1 136 93 120 92 18 17
St 20
In 14
Ma 15
Vi 12
Ag 14
Lu 11
Drop Okorobi Cane
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc For Nrv Exp Crs Mgc Bnd Rsh Hnd Leg Fly Alm
1.5× 1.5× Dr ½Dr Dr ½Dr Nu Nu Nu Nu Nu 1.5× 1.5× 1.5× 1.5× -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Hamaon Chance of inflicting instant death, 3-5 foes.
Makarakarn Shields against Magical attacks for one turn, all allies.
Shibaboo Inflicts Bind ailment to 1-3 foes. (Bind-type)
Sabatoma Demon summons another allied demon.
Trafuri Guaranteed escape any non-boss or non-event battle.
Samarecarm Revives with full HP, one ally.
Left Hand of Evil Cuts the player's Magnetite by half. (Enemy only)

Shin Megami Tensei IV ApocalypseEdit

Race Level HP MP
Strength --
Dexterity --
Magic --
Agility --
Luck --
Fiend 100 ?
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
Weak Resist Repel - Repel - Resist Resist
Ailment Resistance ?
Normal Attack ? Turn Icon 3
Drop Monastic Rosary
Skill Affinities Almighty Almighty +7 · Fire Fire +4 · Electricity Electricity +4
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Soul Drain Drains large amount of HP and MP from one foe. Smirk +Increased damage
Zenki's Axe 2 hits of severe physical damage to multiple foes, pierces resistances
Goki's Water Wall Fully buffs (+3) user's defense and agility
Peacock Incantation User counters the next instance of damage taken, dealing an equal amount of almighty damage to all enemies
Trisagion Severe fire damage to one foe. Smirk +Fire Pierce
Maragidyne Heavy fire damage to all foes.
Thunder Gods Severe elec damage to one foe. Smirk +Elec Pierce
Thunder Reign Severe elec damage to all foes.
Antichthon Severe almighty damage to all foes. Smirk +Debilitate
Will of Flame Grants fire pierce to party for one turn.
Will of Thunder Grants elec pierce to party for one turn.
Dekaja Negates all stat buffs from all foes.
Tetrakarn Bestows physical/gun-repelling shields for one turn to all allies.
Smile Charge Bestows the user with smirk. Cannot be used if the user has ailment(s).


En no Ozuno
En no Ozuno as he appears in Shin Megami Tensei
En no Ozuno as he appears in Shin Megami Tensei II
En no Ozuno Sprite SMTIVF
En no Ozuno as he appears in Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse

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