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Horkos Strange Journey

Horkos as he appears in in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

—Horkos, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

Horkos (オーカス) is a demon in the series.


In Greek mythology, Horkos is the curse that will befall someone if they swear a false oath or break one. Horkos' Roman counterpart is Orcus.



Shin Megami Tensei: Strange JourneyEdit

"A god of death originating in Greek lore. During medieval times, he was depicted as a demon with the head of a pig who ravaged corpses, most likely because sacrifices to him used pigs. Horkos was thought to be the king of the Orcs."
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Compendium

Horkos appears as the strongest demon in Sector Carina. He fuses himself with the damaged remnants of the Elve, and with its energy shields becomes able to shrug off all damage, leaving him unscathed. Mastema offered to create the Shibboleth to help them, which will damage his ability to devour the Elve's energy, from two demons (any Megami demon along with any Wilder demon), but states it would need further augmentation to pierce the Elve's shields.

The protagonist creates the Horkos Buster, a plasma cannon tailored to flush Horkos out of the Elve's systems, leaving him vulnerable to physical damage. Infuriated from the loss of the Elve, he later attacks the Red Sprite with the full intention of absorbing it as he had done to the Elve. He was repelled by the Red Sprites energy shields and forced to evacuate via Carina's Sanctum System to his lair. Pursued to the depths of Carina, Horkos is slain by the hand of the protagonist, cursing humans for their limitless hunger, which exceeded even his.

Horkos is revived in Sector Fornax by Mother Tiamat; Even after taking his true form Orcus, he still lost. At his death, the Red Sprite's crew recovered his rare forma and Sector Carina's Rosetta. Horkos calls himself 'a great prince of Hel' at the first encounter, and repeatedly screams "BUONO!".

During the battle against him Horkos uses Grocery Run to summon a Katakirauwa. After the Katakirauwa sustains enough damage, he will use Binge Eating to kill it before the player can, while healing HP proportional to his ally's HP at the time of use. Interestingly, Horkos also inherits the status ailments of the allies he swallows. Whenever Horkos chooses to, he can use Chomp, an attack similar to Life Drain. The Katakirauwa is also susceptible to Charm, and if it is eaten while charmed, Horkos will also become charmed, allowing for several rounds during which he will attack himself. He is a Special Fusion that's unlocked after his defeat.


Shin Megami Tensei: Strange JourneyEdit

As an allyEdit

Level Race Alignment HP MP ST MA AG VI LC
33 Tyrant Dark-Chaos 301 158 25 23 19 26 21
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Elec Wind Expel Curse Almighty
Single Foe/1/Physical/None Strong Strong Weak - Weak - - Strong -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Natural Skills
Mana Drain Explosive Fist Megaton Press
D-Source Skills
Life Surge None None


As a BossEdit

Level Race Alignment HP MP ST MA AG VI LC
28 Tyrant Dark-Chaos 1800 9999 29 27 20 21 25
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Elec Wind Expel Curse Almighty
Single Foe/1/Physical/None Strong Strong Weak - Weak - Null Null -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
Natural Skills
Stun Claw Chomp Air Dive

Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

Tyrant 27 350 68 41 36 29 33 27
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Elec Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
Resist - Weak - - - - -
Ailment resistance Weak: Sleep
Normal attack Physical, one hit, one enemy
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Megaton Press 21 MP Medium physical damage to all foes. High critical but low accuracy. Innate
Counter Auto Chance of countering with weak basic attack
after receiving physical or gun damage.
Endure Auto Survives with 1 HP restored after suffering a fatal blow once per battle. 30
Drop Expanse Meat, Dekunda Stone

Last Bible IIIEdit

LB3 Horkos
Level HP MP Attack Defense
37 1650 100 110 40
Strength Endurance Intelligence Speed Luck
17 19 16 12 18
Equipment Can't Equip Card Location Nell Northern Forest (Hidden)
List of Skills
Maragi Paralaru


Horkos' states of possessing the Elve (SMTSJ)
Horkos possessing the Elve with several levels of being weakened by the Horkos Buster
Horkos LB Special
Horkos as it appears in Last Bible Special


  • He has the appearance of the series' regular demon Orcus and, as a result, Orcus was given a redesign to accommodate.

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