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Izanagi as he appears in Persona 4

Izanagi (イザナギ, Izanagi) is a demon in the series.

HistoryEdit

Izanagi is a Japanese creation deity born of the seven divine generations in Japanese mythology. He is also known as Izanagi-no-mikoto, the "male-who-invites". He and Izanami created many of the islands and deities of Japan. When Izanami died, Izanagi tried to retrieve her from the underworld, but failed. He mistakenly looks at her while she's in a rotting, monstrous state in the underworld, which shames her. She attempts to kill him, and swears to kill a thousand of his men a day. Izanagi claims that he will make sure that a thousand and five hundred will be born each day.

AppearancesEdit

ProfileEdit

Digital Devil Story: Megami TenseiEdit

The protagonist, Akemi Nakajima, is the reincarnation of Izanagi. After being tricked into summoning Loki, he begins to experience visions of his previous life as Izanagi. He later teams up with Yumiko Shirasagi, who is the reincarnation of Izanami, to defeat Loki.

Megami Tensei IIEdit

Izanagi first appears in Asmodeus' Cave after the hero defeats the demon lord. Later, after Izanami is revived and the Palace Ring is obtained, Izanagi will teleport him from Frontier Island to Lucifer's Temple.

Shin Megami Tensei III: NocturneEdit

If the Demi-fiend manages to achieve a qualifying Press Turn count on all the Burial Chambers in the Labyrinth of Amala, then he will be awarded an extra Turn Press by Izanagi and Izanami during a second playthrough. This is accomplished by meeting with Cerberus in the first Burial Chamber of the First Kalpa and following him to the secret Tomb of Yomi in the 666th basement of the Labyrinth.

They will mention how they had waited for a strong person such as the Demi-fiend to appear so that they could entrust them with their power. Before leaving, they ask him to pursue the path of creation and mention how their powers were lost due to the destruction of the old world. They mention that both Izanami and himself were the creators of the old world.

Persona 4Edit

"One of the ancient gods who existed before Japan was formed. He created the Ouyashima from chaos, then gave birth to countless children and laid the foundation of soil and nature."
—Persona 4 Compendium

Izanagi is the initial Persona for the protagonist. He is first summoned when the protagonist first encounters the Shadows, in which Izanagi's voice prompts the protagonist to awaken him.

In the events of the Normal Ending, Tohru Adachi himself is also capable of invoking his own variation of Izanagi; a bloodied, more malevolent form called Magatsu-Izanagi.

While the Investigation Team was surprised to see Adachi's Persona being the same as the protagonist, the events of True Ending reveals that the protagonist, along with Adachi and Namatame actually "received" their Persona from the Moel Gas Station Attendant, whose true identity is revealed to be Izanami. According to Izanami herself, she gave the Persona of Izanagi to three outsiders that represented Hope, Despair, and Emptiness.

The protagonist represented Hope and thus his Izanagi was 'pure'. Adachi represented Emptiness, and as he refused to see the truth and gave into murderous corruption his version of Izanagi became tainted and malevolent as well. Namatame, presumably, would also receive another version of Izanagi, which represented Despair, reflecting his desperate idea of "saving" people from the murders by throwing them in the Midnight Channel, although his Izanagi is never shown in the game.

During the True Ending's final sequences, in the protagonist's final confrontation with Izanami-no-Okami, he gathers the strength of the heart accumulated by his Social Links and forms The World Arcana, transforming Izanagi into his true, standalone form and most likely the protagonist's true Persona — Izanagi-no-Okami. The Persona easily dispatched Izanami-no-Okami with his 'Myriad Truths' skill.

Persona 4 ArenaEdit

Izanagi returns as Yu Narukami's Persona. He, along with Caesar and Thanatos, are the only Personas who can use Zio spells, though Take-Mikazuchi can also use Electricity skills, none of them are Zio spells.

However, like Aigis and Athena, Yu is limited to Izanagi and cannot change Personas during fights, save for his Instant Kill.

Devil Children Black Book/Red Book (PS)Edit

Izanagi is a level 99 Battle Net opponent in Red Book. He uses his children Tsukuyomi, Susano-o, and Amaterasu as his personal demons. He awards Mirai Kaname with Amaterasu after being defeated.

Lord of Vermilion Re: 2Edit

Izanagi appears alongside Pallas Athena, Thanatos and Messiah as one of the Personas featured in Lord of Vermillion Re: 2, once again serving as Yu's Persona, using Ziodyne as his skill.

StatsEdit

Persona 4Edit

Level Arcana ST MA EN AG LU
1 Fool 3 2 2 3 2
Inherit Resists Block Absorbs Reflects Weak
Elec Electricity Dark - - Wind
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Zio 4 SP Light Electricity damage. 1 foe. Innate
Cleave 5% HP Light Physical damage. 1 foe. Innate
Rakukaja 12 SP Increases Defense for 3 turns. 1 ally. Innate
Rakunda 12 SP Decreases Defense for 3 turns. 1 foe. 3
Tarukaja 12 SP Increases Attack for 3 turns. 1 ally. 5


GalleryEdit

Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei
 
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Izanagi fleeing from Izanami in Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei
 
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Izanagi as he appears in Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei's OVA
 
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Izanagi using his powers in Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei's OVA
Kyūyaku Megami Tensei
 
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Sprite in Kyuuyaku Megami Tensei
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
 
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Izanagi as seen in the Tomb of Yomi in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
Persona 4
 
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Izanagi's Persona 4 concept artwork
 
Izanagi in battle
Izanagi in battle
Persona 4 (manga)
 
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Izanagi in the Persona 4 Manga
Persona 4: The Animation
 
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Izanagi in Persona 4 The Animation
 
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Izanagi in the first episode of Persona 4 The Animation
 
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Izanagi after being summoned
Persona 4 The Golden Animation
 
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Izanagi as he appears Persona 4 The Golden Animation
Persona 4 Arena
 
Concept sprite of Izanagi
Persona 4 Arena concept artwork
 
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Izanagi sprite
 
Izanagi Palette
Palette swap


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