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Genbu as he appears in Shin Megami Tensei

Genbu (ゲンブ, Genbu), known as Xuan Wu (玄武), is a demon in the series.

HistoryEdit

The Black Tortoise or Black Warrior is one of the four symbols of the Chinese constellation (Si Xiang) along with Azure Dragon, Vermillion Bird and White Tiger. It represents the north, the color black, winter and the Water element. It is usually depicted as both a tortoise and a snake, specifically with the snake coiling around the tortoise.

Gui Xian (龜仙) in some of the official English versions is a misnomer because "Gui" belongs to a different concept of the Chinese four benevolent animals (Si Ling or Ssu-Ling).

AppearancesEdit

ProfileEdit

Shin Megami Tensei III: NocturneEdit

Gui Xian can be obtained by evolving Nozuchi.

Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINEEdit

Genbu acts as the end boss of Nakano's Stone Site gold-level instance and the last of the four beasts to be implemented in IMAGINE. In his true boss room, players will need to kill waves of boss-sized Mizuchi, Nozuchi, and Chimera before killing the illusion form to spawn his true form. After obtaining the plug-in item from his endchest, players will need to speak to the Train Conductor ghost NPC within Ikebukuro's Zoushigiya Cemetary and show him a variety of items to help him remember in order to receive the ability to fuse him. Genbu is a special triple fusion of a variant of Mizuchi, a variant of Tan-Ki, and Nozuchi.

Devil Summoner: Soul HackersEdit

"One of the Ssu-Ling, celestial creatures in Chinese lore.
It represents the direction north, the season of winter, and the element of water.
"
Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers 3DS Compendium

Persona 3Edit

"One of the Ssu-Ling, celestial creatures in Chinese myth. It represents the direction north, the season of winter, and the element of water."
Persona 3 Compendium

Persona 4 The AnimationEdit

In Persona 4 The Animation, Genbu is the Persona that represents the bond between Yu and Eri Minami.

In the True Ending Special, Genbu appears to defend Yu from Margaret's Loki and its attacks, as well as bring a message of support for Yu from Eri.

DemiKids Light & DarkEdit

"A resurrected beast-demon with unknown powers that have yet to be awakened."
Demonary, DemiKids
"A tortoise-like demon that guards against invasion from the north."
Demonary, DemiKids

Known as Gembu, he can perform the combo War Breath with Garuda and Hydro Blast with Mermaid. Gembuzom can be created through Relic fusion using the Lion, Slim, Live, the Fist, Dino, Wing, or the Fist, Whirl, Slim combos.

Digital Devil Saga: Avatar TunerEdit

After defeating Ananta in the final floors of the Karma Temple, the Embryon can come down from the tower and find out four powerful demons have taken over several sectors of the Junkyard. Gui Xian appears in Anahata. The Asura Gui Xian is a woman who follows the orders of Huang Long. The battle is quite simple as long as Gui Xian is not hit by Earth spells, either the Embryon's or her own, as they will greatly heal her. Curiously, Genbu's two heads keep on bickering through the battle.

Gui Xian gets three turns per round and the fight is typically played out in three stages. In the initial stage Gui Xian will only use light damaging skills. After more bickering, the second stage will begin and they will instead begin casting Magic Repel every round and switch to mid-tier attacks. After trying to let the party off with a 'warning', the party will appear to insist to keep fighting and Gui Xian will not seem too enthused; this begins the final stage. Gui Xian will keep throwing up Magic Repel and switch to heavy damage attacks in addition to using Rage for extra turns.

One problem faced when fighting Gui Xian comes from their extremely high resistance to Physical and Gun attacks, almost nulling them completely. Once the second stage starts and Magic Repel comes into play it becomes difficult to damage them without access to some form of Almighty-based attack. However, if the party casts so much as a single -kaja skill, Gui Xian will start another conversation in which they accuse the party of taking cheap shots. Casting a -kaja skill every round with the character with the weakest magic stat will allow for two magic damage dealers to keep attacking, since Gui Xian will use Dekaja instead of Magic Repel every time.

Devil Survivor 2Edit

"One of the Ssu-Ling, celestial creatures in Chinese lore.
It represents the direction north, the season of winter, and the element of water.
"
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Compendium

StatsEdit

Shin Megami TenseiEdit

SMT-GenbuSpr
Race Alignment Level HP MP CP
Holy Light-Law 41 505 65 27
NOH Strength Intelligence Magic Vitality Agility Luck
1 23 10 12 24 9 13
Attack Hit Defense Evasion MPower MEffect Drop
97 15 65 10 13 12 None
Resistances Weak to Force, magic, and Almighty
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Mahama 10 MP Eliminates a group of enemies with light
Tackle Extra Charges into an enemy and damages it
Ice Breath Extra An ice attack against multiple enemies


Shin Megami Tensei IIEdit

Genbu
Race Alignment Level HP MP CP
Holy Light-Neutral 45 470 132 135
Strength Intelligence Magic Stamina Agility Luck
19 10 10 16 6 7
NOH Attack Hit Defense Avoid MPower MEffect
1 128 79 122 77 12 12
List of Skills
Skill Effect


Shin Megami Tensei III: NocturneEdit

Level Race HP MP STR MGC VIT AGL LCK
24 Dragon 240 105 9 11 16 4 10
Strong Void Drains Repels Weak
- - Ice Expel Elec
Obtainable Evolution only
Evolved from Snake Nozuchi
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Bufula 6 MP Moderate ice damage to a single enemy. May cause freeze. 31
Estoma 10 MP Lowers enemy encounter rate until next new Kagutsuchi. 32
Ice Boost Passive Increases damage dealt by the user's ice attacks. 33
Ice Breath 9 MP Light ice damage to random enemies. May cause freeze. 34


Shin Megami Tensei: Strange JourneyEdit

Level Race Alignment HP MP ST MA AG VI LC
42 Snake Neutral-Neutral 376 189 30 (17) 25 (14) 22 (12) 33 (18) 26 (14)
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Elec Wind Expel Curse Almighty
Single foe/1/Physical/none - - - Strong - - Null - -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Natural Skills
Bufudyne Void Fire -
D-Source Skills
Tarunda Bufudyne Ice Boost
Password
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Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

Race Level HP MP ST DX MA AG LU
Snake 42 492 98 60 53 42 48 39
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Elec Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - Weak Drain - - Null -
Ailment resistance None
Normal attack Physical, two hits, one enemy
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Fang Breaker 12 MP Weak Physical damage to a single enemy, decreases attack Innate
Ice Breath 21 MP Weak Ice damage to random enemies, hits 1-4 times Innate
Rakukaja 15 MP Increases all allies' defense 43
Bufudyne 14 MP Heavy Ice damage to a single enemy 44
High Ice Pleroma N/A Strengthens Ice attacks by 50% 45


Majin Tensei II: Spiral NemesisEdit

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Race Level HP MP Movement Move Type Range
Holy 19 70 0 10 Walk 1-2
Strength Wisdom Magic Defense Agility Luck MAG
12 13 10 11 12 12 400
List of Skills
Raiden


Devil Summoner: Soul HackersEdit

Genbu DSSH
Race Level HP MP CP MAG Summon
Avatar 43 479 123 7 511
Strength Intelligence Magic Endurance Agility Luck
15 9 11 18 7 8
Personality Phys Attack Phys Hit Mgc Attack Mgc Hit Base Defense Avoid
Sly 116 77 98 28 138 75
Resist Void Absorb Reflect Weak
Elec, Expel
List of Skills
Tarunda Rakukaja Violent Flash


Megami Ibunroku PersonaEdit

MIP Genbu
Arcana Level Type Subtype MAtk MDef
Temperance 45 Force Ice 141 129
Affinity SP St Vi Dx Ag Lu
Females 25 45 32 60 33 23
AbsorbRepelNullResistsWeak
- - Tech, Rush - Whip, Guns
Totem Black Tablet Returns Genbu Armor
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Ice Breath Medium Ice damage + Freeze (area)
? Magnara Medium Earth damage (1 foe)
? Gentle Wave Medium Ice damage + Freeze (area)
? Makakaja Raises Magic (Stackable, until end of battle)
? Mamagnara Medium Earth damage (all foes)


Persona 2: Eternal PunishmentEdit

Genbu
Arcana LevelTypeBonusReturns
Hermit 40 Earth VIT+1 Hiranya
Traits Foolish
SP Cost Atk Def MAtk MDef STR VIT TEC AGI LUC
27 130 172 88 92 30 44 28 27 30
Reflect Absorb Void Strong Weak
- - Earth Ice, Lightning, Nuke Wind
Summon Information
Tarot Cards 160 Tarot Card Symbol 2 Hermit Cards
Mutation Can mutate into Pentacle Peri.
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Paralyzing Bite Inflicts a small amount of damage on one enemy. Also has a 42% chance of causing the 'sleep' status.
3 Wall of Earth Works on all allies. All 'earth' type spells cast at the party are rendered ineffective.
4 Turbid Mist Causes the 'poison' status on a group of enemies.
5 Rakukaja Doubles the physical defense power of one ally. The effect lasts until the battle is over.
6 Magdyne Inflicts a large amount of earth damage on one enemy.
8 Maha Magdyne Inflicts a large amount of earth damage on a group of enemies.
Mutation Rockfall Inflicts a moderate amount of earth damage on all enemies.
Unique Fusion Spells
Fusion Effect Order/Skill
Celestial Veil Bestow earth, fire, wind and water walls on all allies.
(Note: not different from casting the spells individually.)
1. Wall of Wind - Seiryuu
2. Wall of Fire - Suzaku
3. Wall of Earth - Genbu
4. Wall of Water - Byakko
Summon Shikigami Random elemental damage on all foes;
Increases magic defense of all allies.
1. Any fire spell - Suzaku
2. Any wind spell - Seiryuu

3. Any earth spell - Genbu
4. Any water spell - Byakko
5. Summon Spirit - Abe no Seimei

Unknown Power
Defense Type Reflects or nullifies the incoming attack.


Persona 3/FESEdit

Level Arcana St Ma En Ag Lu
29 Temperance 19 22 26 12 22
Inherit Resists Block Absorbs Reflects Weak
Ice Strike, Ice - - - Electricity
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Bufula 8 SP Inflicts a moderate amount of Ice damage to one enemy. Innate
Auto-Rakukaja Passive Begin the battle with Rakukaja cast on yourself. Innate
Swift Strike 15% HP Inflicts a small amount of Strike damage to all enemies. (3x) 30
Me Patra 6 SP Recover from Panic, Distress, and Fear. All allies. 31
Dekunda 15 SP Cancel -nda effects. All allies. 32
Resist Strike Passive Sets Strike susceptibility to 50%. Voids weakness to Strike. 34


Persona 4Edit

Level Arcana ST MA EN AG LU
40 Temperance 28 27 39 12 21
Inherit Resists Block Absorbs Reflects Weak
Ice - Ice - - Electricity
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Mabufula 16 SP Inflicts a moderate amount of Ice damage on all enemies. Innate
Marakukaja 24 SP Increases all allies' Defense for 3 turns. Innate
Regenerate 2 Passive Restores 4% of max HP on each turn, except for "1 More." 42
Makara Break 18 SP Cancels Makarakarn effect on all enemies. 43
Blue Wall 18 SP Increases Electricity resistance properties for 3 turns. One ally. 44
Resist Physical Passive Sets Physical susceptibility to 50%. Voids weakness to Physical. 45
Evade Elec Passive Triples evasion against Electricity attacks. 46


Devil Children Red/Black BookEdit

Class Element Type Exp Level HP MP
General Water Good 772 43 460 196
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
39 39 37 39 36 36
List of Skills
Ice BreathThunderboltRakukaja
MudoMahabufuRecarm


Devil Children Black Book/Red Book (PS)Edit

Class Element Type Exp Level HP MP
General Water Good 772 43 460 196
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
39 39 37 39 36 36
List of Skills
Ice BreathThunderboltRakukaja
MudoMahabufuRecarm


Devil Children White BookEdit

Class Element Type Exp Level HP MP
General Water Good 772 43 460 196
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
39 39 37 39 36 36
List of Skills
Ice BreathThunderboltRakukaja
MudoMahabufuRecarm


DemiKids Light & DarkEdit

GembuzomEdit

Gembu Zombie
Class Element Type Exp Level HP MP
General Water Zombie 404 31 335 136
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
31 33 30 33 24 27
List of Skills
Skill Element Cost Effect
Aquaburst Water 10 MP Medium dmg. 1 Foe
Hex Bind Dark 35 MP Hit +Paralyze. 1 Foe
Tidal Wave Water 25 HP Small dmg. Foes
Guillotine Dark 15 HP Small dmg +Faint. 1 Foe
Aquablast Water 20 MP Medium dmg. Foes
Mystic Bind Dark 6 MP Paralyze. 1 Foe


GembuEdit

Gembu
Class Element Type Exp Level HP MP
General Water Beast 663 40 433 189
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
41 38 38 38 35 36
List of Skills
Skill Element Cost Effect
Tidal Wave Water 25 HP Small dmg. Foes
Gaia Buster Earth 20 HP Small dmg. 2 Foes
Defboost Light 6 MP DEF Up. Party
Hex Comadeus Dark 20 MP Medium dmg +Faint. 2 Foes
Aqualok Water 15 MP Large dmg. 1 Foe
Resurrect Light 25 MP Revive +Max HP. 1 Ally


Devil Children: Fire/Ice BookEdit

ZombieEdit

Gembu Zombie
Class Element Type Exp Level HP MP
General Water Zombie 404 31 335 136
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
31 33 30 33 24 27
List of Skills
AquesParaladyneTidal Wave
Guillotine BladeMaha AquesPararama


ResurrectedEdit

Class Element Type Exp Level HP MP
General Water Beast 663 40 433 189
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
41 38 38 38 35 36
List of Skills
Tidal WaveGaia BusterRakukaja
MudoonAquadyneSamarecarm


Digital Devil Saga: Avatar TunerEdit

Level Race HP MP Drops
- Dragon ~6500 - Attack Mirror
Resists Void Absorbs Reflects Weak
Phys, Gun Ailments, Death, Expel Earth - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Tera Light Earth damage, 1 enemy
Matera Light Earth damage, all enemies
Terazi Moderate Earth damage, 1 enemy
Materazi Moderate Earth damage, all enemies
Avalanche Moderate Earth damage, random enemies
Teradyne Heavy Earth damage, 1 enemy
Materadyne Heavy Earth damage, all enemies
Mad Rush Light Physical damage, random enemies
Gate of Hell Physical damage relative to HP/Petrify, all enemies
Bloodbath Heavy Physical damage, all enemies
Magic Repel Repels magic attacks, party
Power Charge Physical attack damage more than doubles
Mind Charge Magic attack damage more than doubles
Tarukaja Physical attack up, party
Makakaja Magic attack up, party
Dekaja Remove -kaja buffs, all enemies
Dekunda Remove -nda debuffs, all enemies
Rage Grants 2 flashing press turns


Devil Survivor 2Edit

Level Race HP MP ST MA VI AG
38 Snake 431 78 12 14 22 6
Racial/Auto Skill DeSu2 Physical Icon Phys DeSu2 Fire Icon Fire DeSu2 Ice Icon Ice DeSu2 Elec Icon Elec DeSu2 Force Icon Force Curse DESU2 Curse
Constrict Resist -- Null Weak -- --
Command Skills
Power Charge -- --
Passive Skills
Preserve Extra* -- --
List of Auction Skills
Mighty Hit* -- --
Paladin Soul* Anti-Phys* Null Elec*
Life Surge* -- --
"I'm Gui Xian the Snake. I'll give you protection as one the Ssu-Ling."
"I don't mind fusing, but I'm not as young as I used to be. Take it easy on this geezer."


GalleryEdit

 
GuiXian2
Genbu as he appears in Shin Megami Tensei II
 
Genbu232
Genbu as seen in Soul Hackers.
 
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Genbu in Persona 4 The Animation
 
Genbu
Artwork from Devil Children Red/Black Book.
 
Genbu2
Artwork from DemiKids.
 
Genbuzombie
Genbu's zombie form in DemiKids.
 
Genbu
Genbu as it appears in Persona 3
 
LB3 Genbu
Sprite from Last Bible III
 
Genbu Last Bible Special
Genbu as it appears in Last Bible Special
 
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Genbu in Majin Tensei
 
Genbu appears in P4A
Genbu first summoned in Persona 4 The Animation
 
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Gui Xian as he appears in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
 
Imagine-Genbu
Genbu as he appears in Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE
 
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Gui Xian as it appears in Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2
 
Genbu Card
Genbu as he appears in Card Summoner

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