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"Without a doubt. I am Gaston the Magnificent, after all!"

Gaston is a character appearing in Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse.

AppearancesEdit

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Shin Megami Tensei IV ApocalypseEdit

The brother of Navarre, Gaston is one of Nanashi's allies.

Gaston is an 18 year-old samurai from the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado who has received orders to defeat the faction known as the Divine Powers. He hates his brother Navarre for sullying their family's name.

Battle PartnerEdit

All of Gaston's skills are physical and his Partner Awakening passive grants the equivalent to High Phys Pleroma. Gaston is the only partner with high physical strength when compared to the entire team. Gaston will randomly interrupt Nanashi and his demons and perform his own attacks, effectively using up the their turn icons. This property can be useful in grinding relatively weak demons, but not so good in boss fight. As Gaston doesn't rely on his smartphone to battle, he can still provide support while the Tokugawa Mandala is active. Because he wields the Spear of Michael for most of the game, Gaston is capable of hitting Shesha's weakness and his actions will award the player with half-turns as if they had attacked Shesha's weakness themselves.

There is also a very unpleasant behavior of Gaston's AI: If all enemies repel physical attacks, Gaston will stay put during the partner's turn, but he will still interrupt the player's turn and the attack will result in the loss of all player turn icons or when his attack missed. The player will have to pay for it by losing a lot of turn icons.

When the party attempts to access the Cosmic Egg, Odin confronts them at its entrance. They do battle, and Odin offers Gaston his Gungnir should he be bested. After Odin's defeat, Gaston claims Gungnir for himself and his skill set changes, allowing all his attacks to pierce resistances. He also gains a new ultimate skill to be learned.

SkillsEdit

Race Level HP MP
Strength --
Dexterity --
Magic --
Agility --
Luck --
Human 35 ? ?
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - - - - - Null -
Ailment Resistance Nulls all ailments
Normal Attack Phys x1, 1 enemy
List of Skills
Skill Effect Level
Spear of Michael Medium physical damage to one foe. Innate
Michael's Strike Medium physical damage to all foes. Innate
Michael's Syphon Medium physical damage to one foe. Absorbs HP. 38
Michael's Twin Strike 2 hits of weak physical damage to multiple foes. 46
Michael's Pierce Medium physical damage and Dekaja to one foe. 58
Awakened Power Greatly strengthens physical attacks. Event

Gaston switches his skill set appropriately after obtaining Gungnir from defeating Odin at the entrance to the Cosmic Egg.

Race Level HP MP
Strength --
Dexterity --
Magic --
Agility --
Luck --
Human 35 ? ?
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - - - - - Null -
Ailment Resistance Nulls all ailments
Normal Attack Phys x1, 1 enemy
List of Skills
Skill Effect Level
Gungnir Severe physical damage to one foe, pierces resistance. Innate
Gungnir Strike Heavy physical damage to all foes, pierces resistance. Innate
Gungnir Syphon Heavy physical damage to one foe. Pierces resistance, absorbs HP. 38
Gungnir Twin Strike 2 hits of medium physical damage to multiple foes, pierces resistance. 46
Gungnir Pierce Heavy physical damage and Dekaja to one foe, pierces resistance. 58
Gungnir Sever 6 hits of medium physical damage to multiple foes. Pierces resistance, low accuracy. 85
Awakened Power Greatly strengthens physical attacks. Innate

GalleryEdit

 
Gaston concept SMT4A
Gaston concept art in Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse
 
SMTIVFinal illustration by Masayuki Doi
Illustration of Gaston and the main characters by Masayuki Doi
 
Gaston Michael Spear Brave Frontier
Gaston with Michael in Brave Frontier
 
Gaston Gungnir Brave Frontier
Gaston with Gungnir in Brave Frontier
 
Gaston Beach SMTIVF
Gaston's swimsuit portrait
 
Gaston Beach Sprite SMTIVF
Gaston's swimsuit sprite

TriviaEdit

  • The Greek embroidery on the wrappings of Michael's spear roughly translate to "Archon Michael," with "archon" being the Greek word for "ruler." An archon is a servant of the Demiurge in gnosticism, who is tought to be the biblical YHVH.
  • In a similar fashion, the word "Gungnir" can be read in runes on the eponymous spear.