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Genbu as he appears in Shin Megami Tensei

Genbu (ゲンブ?), also 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.

StatsEdit

Kyūyaku Megami TenseiEdit

Megami Tensei IIEdit

Genbu KMT
Race Level HP MP VIT INT STR SPD LUC DEF
Holy 16 108 23 13 7 7 5 8 18
CP NOA EXP Macca MAG Item Drops
16 1
List of Spells
Skill Cost Effect
Hamaon 6 MP Light Expel damage (1-2 enemies)
Tetraja 6 MP Nullifies Energy Drain (party)


Shin Megami TenseiEdit

Genbu SMT
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Holy Light-Law 41 505 65
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
27 1 97 15 65 10 13 12
St 23
In 10
Ma 12
Vi 24
Ag 9
Lu 13
Resistances Weak to Force, magic, and Almighty Drop None
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Mahama 10 MP Eliminates a group of enemies with the power of light.
Tackle Extra Charges into an enemy and damages it. (Charge-type, low accuracy)
Ice Breath Extra An ice attack against multiple enemies.


Shin Megami Tensei IIEdit

Genbu
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Avatar Light-Neutral 45 470 132
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
101 1 128 79 122 77 12 12
St 19
In 10
Ma 10
Vi 16
Ag 6
Lu 7
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Shibaboo 3 MP Inflicts Bind ailment, all foes.
Hama 5 MP Slight chance to inflict instant Light death, one foe.
Mahama 10 MP Slight chance to inflict instant Light death, all foes.
Ice Breath 8 MP Light Ice damage to 1-3 foes.


Shin Megami Tensei: if...Edit

Genbu if
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Avatar Light-Neutral 48 986 139
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
70 1 140 86 136 83 12 12
St 22
In 10
Ma 10
Vi 20
Ag 6
Lu 12
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Mahama 18 MP Chance of inflicting instant death, all foes.
Hama 5 MP Chance of inflicting instant death, two foes.
Shibaboo 3 MP Inflicts Bind ailment to 1-3 foes.
Makakaja 4 MP Increases magic power, all allies.
Ice Breath 8 MP Light Ice damage to 1-3 foes.


Shin Megami Tensei III: NocturneEdit

Race Level HP MP
Strength 9
Magic 11
Vitality 16
Agility 4
Luck 10
Dragon 24 240
105
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
Expel Ice - - Elec
Obtainable Evolution only
Evolved from Snake Nozuchi
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Bufula 6 MP Medium ice damage and 25% freeze to one foe. 31
Estoma 10 MP Reduces chance of encountering enemies whose levels
are lower than Demi-fiend until next new Kagutsuchi phase.
32
Ice Boost Passive Multiplies equipper's ice damage dealt by 1.5. 33
Ice Breath 9 MP Small ice damage and 17% freeze to random foes. 34


Shin Megami Tensei: Strange JourneyEdit

Race Alignment Level HP MP
Strength 30
Magic 25
Vitality 33
Agility 22
Luck 26
Snake Neutral-Neutral 42 376
189
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Electricity Wind Expel Curse Almighty
Single foe/1/Physical/none - - - Strong - - Null - -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
- - - - - - - - - -
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
Strength 60
Dexterity 53
Magic 42
Agility 48
Luck 39
Snake 42 492 98
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity 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 and Tarunda once to one foe. Innate
Ice Breath 21 MP 1 to 4 hits of weak ice damage to multiple foes. Innate
Rakukaja 15 MP Buffs party's defense by 1 level. 43
Bufudyne 14 MP Heavy ice damage to one foe. 44
High Ice Pleroma Auto Boosts ice attack by 50%. 45


Last Bible IIIEdit

Genbu LB3
Level HP MP ATK DEF STR INT END SPD LUC
36 400 153 67 69 20 15 22 16 19
Equipment Can't Equip Card Location Thirty Questions
List of Skills
Mabufula Recarm Tigerecarm


Majin TenseiEdit

Genbu2
Race Level HP MP Move Range Move Type Attack Type CP
Avatar 13 232 0 9 Desert Normal 6
Strength Magic Technique Agility Luck
10 5 10 5 6
List of Skills
Paralysis Bite Poison Gas Breath


Majin Tensei II: Spiral NemesisEdit

Genbu4
Race Level HP MP Move Range Move Type Attack Range MAG
Holy 19 70 0 10 Walk 1-2 190
St Ma In Ag Lu Atk P.Def M.Atk M.Def Hit Eva Crt
12 10 13 12 12 34 11 15 25 92 12 6
List of Skills
Raiden


Devil Summoner: Soul HackersEdit

Genbu DSSH
Race Level HP MP St In Ma En Ag Lu
Avatar 43 479 123 15 9 11 18 7 8
CP MAG Summon Personality P.ATK P.HIT B.DEF AVD M.ATK M.HIT
7 511 Sly 116 77 138 75 98 28
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
- - Elec, Expel - -
List of Skills
Tarunda Rakukaja Violent Flash


Megami Ibunroku PersonaEdit

MIP Genbu
Arcana Type Subtype Level SP cost Totem Returns °
Temperance Force Ice 45 25 Black Tablet Genbu Armor
MAtk MDef St Vi Dx Ag Lu
141 129 45 32 60 33 23
Affinity All
1h 2h Sp Ax Wp Th Ar Fs HG MG SG Ri Te Ru
- - - - Wk - - - Vn Wk Vn Vn Nu Nu
Fi Ic Wi Er El Nc Bl Gr Ex Mi De Cu Nr ???
- - - - - - - - Ab Rs Wk Wk Rp Rs
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Ice Breath Medium Ice damage+Freeze (area)
3 Magnara Medium Earth damage (1 foe)
5 Gentle Wave Medium Ice damage+Freeze (area)
7 Makakaja Raises Magic (all allies)
8 Mamagnara Medium Earth damage (all foes)


Persona 2: Innocent SinEdit

Genbu IS
I am Genbu... One who protects the northern heavens
as one of the four holy beasts... I shall be with thee...
Arcana Type Level SP cost Bonus Returns °
Hermit Earth 40 27 Vi +1 Hiranya
Traits Foolish
One of the Four Symbols. A holy beast that protects the north.
Atk Def Matk Mdef St Vi Dx Ag Lu
140 168 88 92 30 44 28 27 30
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - Wk Nu St St St St St - St St
Summon Information
Tarot Cards 160 Tarot Card Symbol 2.png Hermit Cards
Mutation Byakko can mutate into Genbu
Mutates Into Genbu can mutate into Cu Chulainn or Quetzalcoatl
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Magnara Deal medium Earth damage to one enemy.
2 Mamagnara Deal medium Earth damage to an enemy group.
4 Rakukaja Increase one ally's physical defense.
5 Magnadyne Deal high Earth damage to one enemy.
7 Bash Deal medium Havoc damage to one enemy.
8 Earth's Anger Deal high Earth damage to all enemies.
Mutation Tetrakarn Reflect one physical attack for one ally.
Unique Fusion Spells
Skill Effect Order/Skill/Persona
Death Spirit Raise all allies' MDefense and
deal damage to all enemies' weaknesses.
1. Any fire spell - Suzaku
2. Any water spell - Byakko
3. Any wind spell - Seiryuu
4. Any earth spell - Genbu
5. Summon Spirits - Abe no Seimei


Persona 2: Eternal PunishmentEdit

Genbu
I am Genbu, one of the four holy beasts, guardian of the northern sky... I shall watch over you...
Arcana Type Level SP cost Bonus Returns °
Hermit Earth 40 27 VIT +1 Hiranya
Traits Fool
One of four Chinese holy beasts... The black turtle protecting north.
Atk Def Matk Mdef STR VIT TEC AGI LUC
130 172 88 92 30 44 28 27 30
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - Wk Nu St St St St St - St St
Summon Information
Tarot Cards 160 Tarot Card Symbol 2.png Hermit Cards
Mutates Into Genbu mutates into Peri.
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Tranquilizing Bite Inflicts small Attack damage + Sleep effect to an enemy.
3 Wall of Earth Nullifies Earth spells against all characters for one turn.
4 Turbid Mist Renders a group of enemies Poisoned.
5 Raku Kaja Increases a character's defense.
6 Magdyne Inflicts large Earth damage to an enemy.
8 Maha Magdyne Inflicts large Earth damage to a group of enemies.
Mutation Rock Fall Inflicts moderate Earth damage to all enemies.
Unique Fusion Spells
Skill Effect Order/Skill/Persona
Celestial Veil Bestow earth, fire, wind and water walls to all allies.
(No difference to 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 to all foes
and 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 3Edit

Arcana Level St Ma En Ag Lu
Temperance 29 19 22 26 12 22
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Ice - - - Strike, Ice Electricity
Skill Card Auto-Rakukaja (Lv 33)
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Bufula 8 SP Deals medium Ice damage / Freezes one foe. (10% chance) Innate
Auto-Rakukaja Passive Automatic Rakukaja at the start of battle. Innate
Swift Strike 15% HP Deals light Strike damage to all foes. (1-3 hits) 30
Me Patra 6 SP Dispels Panic, Fear, and Distress (party). 31
Dekunda 15 SP Nullifies stat penalties on party. 32
Resist Strike Passive Reduces damage from Strike attacks. 34


Persona 4Edit

Arcana Level St Ma En Ag Lu
Temperance 40 28 27 39 12 21
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Ice - - Ice - Electricity
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Mabufula 16 SP Deals medium Ice damage to all foes. Innate
Marakukaja 24 SP Increases party's Defense for 3 turns. Innate
Regenerate 2 Passive Restores 4% of max HP each turn in battle. 42
Makara Break 18 SP Negates all foes' Makarakarn. 43
Blue Wall 18 SP Add Elec resistance to 1 ally (for 3 turns). 44
Resist Physical Passive Reduces damage from Phys attacks. 45
Evade Elec Passive Triples evasion rate against Elec attacks. 46


Persona Q: Shadow of the LabyrinthEdit

Arcana Level HP + SP + Inherit Extract Fragment
Temperance 35 152 20 - Eternal Melody Genbu Shell
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Hailstorm 84 HP A medium Stab attack. (All enemies) Innate
Marakukaja 18 SP Raise defense for 3 turns. (Party) Innate
Eternal Melody 3 Gauges [Navi] Extend stat buffs by 3 additional turns. (Party) 36
Body Shield 18 SP Take attacks in place of allies, with reduced damage. (1 row) 37
Heroic Wind Passive [Navi] Restore 5% of HP each turn. (Party) 38
Farsight Passive [Navi] Reveal treasure boxes, FOEs, and shortcuts within 11 squares. 39


Devil Children Red/Black BookEdit

Class Element Type Level HP MP Exp
General Water Good 43 460 196 772
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
39 39 37 39 36 36
List of Skills
Ice Breath Thunderbolt Rakukaja
Mudo Mahabufu Recarm


Devil Children Black Book/Red Book (PS)Edit

Class Element Type Level HP MP Exp
General Water Good 43 460 196 772
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
39 39 37 39 36 36
List of Skills
Ice Breath Thunderbolt Rakukaja
Mudo Mahabufu Recarm


Devil Children White BookEdit

Class Element Type Level HP MP Exp
General Water Good 43 460 196 772
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
39 39 37 39 36 36
List of Skills
Ice Breath Thunderbolt Rakukaja
Mudo Mahabufu Recarm


DemiKids Light & DarkEdit

GembuzomEdit

Gembu Zombie
Class Element Type Level HP MP Exp
General Water Zombie 31 335 136 404
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 Level HP MP Exp
General Water Beast 40 433 189 663
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
Combos
Combo Element Cost Effect Partner
Hydro Blast Water 25 MP Dmg. Foes Mermaid
War Breath Light 15 MP Stats Up. Party Garuda


Devil Children Fire/Ice BookEdit

ZombieEdit

Gembu Zombie
Class Element Type Level HP MP Exp
General Water Zombie 31 335 136 404
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
31 33 30 33 24 27
List of Skills
Aques Paraladyne Tidal Wave
Guillotine Blade Maha Aques Pararama


ResurrectedEdit

Gembu
Class Element Type Level HP MP Exp
General Water Beast 40 433 189 663
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
41 38 38 38 35 36
List of Skills
Tidal Wave Gaia Buster Rakukaja
Mudoon Aquadyne Samarecarm


Digital Devil Saga: Avatar TunerEdit

Race Level HP MP Drops
Dragon - ~6500 - Attack Mirror
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
- Earth Ailments, Death, Expel Phys, Gun -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Tera Weak earth damage on one foe.
Matera Weak earth damage on all foes.
Terazi Medium earth damage on one foe.
Materazi Medium earth damage on all foes.
Avalanche Weak earth damage on random foes.
Teradyne Heavy earth damage on one foe.
Materadyne Heavy earth damage on all foes.
Mad Rush Weak physical damage on random foes.
Gate of Hell Heavy physical damage and 35% petrification on all foes.
Bloodbath Heavy physical damage on all foes.
Magic Repel Party repels non-almighty magical attacks for 1 turn.
Power Charge Multiplies next physical attack damage of caster by 2.5.
Mind Charge Multiplies next magical attack damage of caster by 2.5.
Tarukaja Buffs physical power by 1 level of party.
Makakaja Buffs magical power by 1 level of party.
Dekaja Negates all -kaja buffs from all foes.
Dekunda Negates all -nda debuffs from party.
Rage Grants party 2 blinking Turn Icons.


Devil Survivor 2Edit

Race Level HP MP
Strength 12
Magic 14
Vitality 22
Agility 6
Snake 38 431
78
Racial / Auto Skill Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Curse 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.
 
Genbu
Genbu as it appears in Persona 3
 
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Genbu in Persona 4 The Animation
 
Genbu appears in P4A
Genbu first summoned 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 MT2
Genbu as it appears in Megami Tensei II
 
SMT-GenbuSpr
Genbu's sprite in Shin Megami Tensei
 
Gui xian
Gui Xian as he appears in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
 
Imagine-Genbu
Genbu as he appears in Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE
 
LB3 Genbu
Genbu's sprite in Last Bible III
 
Genbu Last Bible Special
Genbu as it appears in Last Bible Special
 
Genbu Card
Genbu as he appears in Card Summoner
 
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Gui Xian as it appears in Devil Survivor 2

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