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In Shin Megami Tensei 1, the Gaians, the Chaos-aligned final bosses, and the bonus boss Beelzebub appear in what appear to be Buddhist temples, though there are sometimes Hindu elements (like banners with the Aum symbol on it, I think). In Shin Megami Tensei 2, the Gaians appear in similar Buddhist temples with guardian gods. Why is this and how does it relate to them and the Chaos alignment? GalaxiaWild (talk) 16:06, August 23, 2013 (UTC)

Also, take a look at this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNWN6m8fL48&list=FLLliv3TA9byrpnxUt9I8krA&index=1

In 1:44 of that video, Gotou is shown with Take-Mikazuchi, Mahakala, Agni, Loki, Bishamonten, Ame-no-Uzume, Koumokuten, Fudo Myo-O, Indrajit, Kikuri-hime, and Lakshmi (you can see their sprites). What does that illustrate? GalaxiaWild (talk) 19:57, August 23, 2013 (UTC)


Re: Gotou/video, I cant understand the japanese being spoken, but it feels like its talking about Gotou wanting to use demons to take over the world or something, and they just used a bunch of random demons. I dont think they mean anything. I havent gotten far enough in 1 or 2 to get to those battles, but my guess is that it doesnt really have a deeper meaning. Tathra (talk) 01:35, August 26, 2013 (UTC)

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