Israfel as seen in Soul Hackers.

Israfel (イスラフィール, Islafēl)? is a recurring demon in the series.


Israfel is the angel of the trumpet in Islam, though unnamed in the Qur'an. Along with Mikhail, Djibril and Izra'il, he is one of the four Islamic archangels.

Although the name "Israfel" does not appear in the Qur'an, mention is repeatedly made of an unnamed trumpet-angel assumed to identify this figure: "And the trumpet shall be blown, so all those that are in the heavens and all those that are in the earth shall swoon, except Allah; then it shall be blown again, then they shall stand up awaiting." —Qur'an (39.68).

In Islamic tradition he is said to have been sent, along with the other three Islamic archangels, to collect dust from the four corners of the earth, although only Izra'il succeeded in this mission. It was from this dust that Adam was formed.

Israfel holds his holy trumpet to his lips century after century, awaiting the signal from God to sound it at the Last Judgement. At this time he will descend to Earth and stand upon the holy rock in Jerusalem. The first blow of his trumpet will shatter the world, and the second blow will awaken the dead and summon them to judgement.

Certain sources indicate that, created at the beginning of time, Israfel possesses four wings, and is so tall as to be able to reach from the earth to the pillars of Heaven. A beautiful angel who is a master of music, Israfel sings praises to God in a thousand different languages, the breath of which is used to inject life into hosts of angels who add to the songs themselves.

Israfel has been associated with a number of other angelic names, including Uriel, Sarafiel and Raphael.



Shin Megami Tensei: Strange JourneyEdit

"The Islamic angel of music. It is said that he will sound the trumpet during the Last Judgement.
He has four wings and is said to tower into the heavens. Thrice daily and nightly, he sheds enormous tears while watching humans tormented in Hell.
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey compendium

Israfel appears as a summonable demon and a sub-boss in Sector Horologium 1F, in Chaos Path. He will burst out of Horologium's main elevator shaft and proceed to attack the protagonist as the first of the final defensive lines of the angels to try and prevent the delivery of the Cosmic Eggs to Mother Mem Aleph in Horologium B9F.

Shin Megami Tensei IV ApocalypseEdit

Israfel can teach Nanashi the Bufudyne, Panic Voice, Mahamaon and Judgment skills through his Demon Whisper. He benefits from learning Ice, Light, ailment and Almighty skills.


Shin Megami Tensei: Strange JourneyEdit

Race Alignment Level HP MP
Strength 38
Magic 46
Vitality 37
Agility 43
Luck 40
Herald Light-Law 63 525
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Electricity Wind Expel Curse Almighty
Single Foe/1/Physical/None - - Weak Null - - Null Strong -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Natural Skills
Horn of Fate Recarmdra Drain Ice
D-Source Skills
Megidolaon Drain Ice

Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

Race Level HP MP
Strength 44
Dexterity 49
Magic 63
Agility 42
Luck 59
Herald 45 258 251
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - Weak Null - - Null -
Ailment Resistance None
Normal Attack Physical, one hit, one enemy
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Mabufula 20 MP Medium ice damage to all foes. Innate
Hamaon 10 MP 55% instantly kills one foe. Light-type. Innate
Panic Voice 15 MP 70% panic to all foes. Innate
Diarahan 16 MP Fully restores one ally's HP. 46

Shin Megami Tensei IV ApocalypseEdit

Race Level HP MP
Strength 46
Dexterity 60
Magic 108
Agility 83
Luck 85
Herald 68 532 356
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - Weak Null - - Drain Weak
Ailment Resistance Null:Panic
Normal Attack Phys x1, 1 enemy
Skill Affinities Ice Ice +3 · Light Light +3 · Ailment Ailment +3 · Almighty Almighty +2 · Fire Fire -5
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Bufudyne 20 MP Heavy ice damage to one foe. Innate
Panic Voice 20 MP 70% panic to all foes. Innate
Mahamaon 28 MP Heavy light damage to all foes. Smirk +55% instant death 69
Judgment 50 MP Medium almighty damage to all foes. Neutral target takes 50% more damage. 70
Ally Retaliate Auto Chance of countering with heavy basic attack after ally receiving physical or gun damage. 71

Devil Summoner: Soul HackersEdit

Israfel DSSH
Race Level HP MP St In Ma En Ag Lu
Herald 42 447 192 12 13 15 14 9 8
8 667 Calm 108 67 128 67 135 40
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
- - - Magic Gun, Skill
List of Skills
Mabufu Hanma Sonic Boom


Israfel in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey
Israfel's portrait in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, courtesy of Ultimecia
Israfel Card
Israfel as it appears in Card Summoner

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