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Kushinada

Kushinada-Hime's official artwork from Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne

Kushinada-Hime (クシナダヒメ?) is a recurring demon in the series.

HistoryEdit

In Japanese mythology, Kushinada-Hime was the daughter of two lesser gods of the Kunitsu, Ashinazuchi and Tenazuchi. She would later become the wife of the god of storms, Susano-o.

According to the Shinto legend, after Susano-o was expelled from Heaven, he encountered two weeping earthly deities near a river in the Izumo Province. After asking why they wept, they explained that they had to give the Orochi one of their daughters every year to prevent his violent rampage, and now they must sacrifice their eighth and final daughter, Kushinada.

Susano-o was taken back by Kushinada's astounding beauty and asked for her hand in marriage. Kushinada agreed that if he could defeat the Orochi, she would be his bride. Susano-o then transformed her into a comb and placed her in his hair to hide her from the Orochi.

After Susano-o had tricked and defeated the Orochi, he built a grand palace in Izumo where he and Kushinada were married. Together they produced Yashimashinumo, who is considered the ancestor of Okuninushi.

AppearancesEdit

ProfileEdit

Shin Megami TenseiEdit

SMT-KushinadaHimeSpr
"Origin: Japan. Daughter of Ashinazuchi and Tenazuchi, and the granddaughter of Ooyamatsumi. She was offered as a sacrifice to Yamata-no-Orochi. Susano-O, who had been expelled from Takamanohara, saved her from her fate. She wed Susano-O and establisehd a shrine in Izumo, where she is a fertility goddess."
Shin Megami Tensei A-Mode DDS Dictionary

Shin Megami Tensei III: NocturneEdit

"Kushinada-Hime is a goddess in Japanese mythology. When she was human, she was saved from the eight-headed serpent Yamato-no-Orochi by the storm god Susanowo, whom she wedded."
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Compendium

Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINEEdit

"The youngest of the eight daughters of Ashinazuchi and Tenazuchi.
Kushinada-hime was to be offered as a sacrifice to the demon Yamta-no-Orochi, but she was saved by Susano'o, who had been cast down from the heavens to the earth for causing mischief, on the condition that she become his wife.
Kushinada-hime's name has been interpret(n)ed many different ways. Some say "kushi" refers to the comb kept by shrine maidens, and that Kushinada-hime was the shrine maiden of a water god. Other claim that it derives from her parents Ashina and Tena, who were elements of later- and early-growing rice, respectively. Still others believe that Kushinada-hime herself was a goddess of rice paddies.
"
Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE Compendium

Kushinada-Hime can be acquired through fusion. She appears as a field boss on Ichigaya field and within its Kagurarazaka Zhu Que Caverns gold-level instance alongside Susa-no-O in his true boss room.

Devil Summoner: Soul HackersEdit

"A demon of Japanese mythology. She governs fertility and fields. She was the youngest of the eight daughters born by Ashinazuchi and Tenazuchi. All of her sisters were sacrificed to Yamata-no-Orochi, but when it was her turn, she was saved by Susano-O and became his wife."
Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers 3DS Compendium

Kushinada is a demon exclusive to the 3DS remake, available after Nemechi evolves into the octopus form (male growth path), and costs 150 D-Souls.

Persona 4 GoldenEdit

"A fertility goddess in Japanese lore. The youngest of eight daughters of Ashinazuchi, all her sisters were sacrificed to Yamatano-Orochi. Soon after, Susano-O rescued her."
Persona 4 Golden Compendium

The fifth Persona of the Aeon Arcana, a player can create this Persona with Fusion once they achieve both the sufficient Social Link rank with Marie and a level of at least 44.

Persona x Detective NaotoEdit

Kushinada-Hime is the Persona of Touko Aoi, Naoto Shirogane's old friend who is a detective working to investigate disappearances of school students. It has the power of "Precognition", the ability to see events ten minutes into the future. However, if Amatsu Mikaboshi synchronizes with Kushinada-Hime, Precognition can be tuned to see ten seconds into the future.

StatsEdit

Megami Tensei IIEdit

Kushinada Megami Tensei II
Race Level HP MP CP
Yoma 40 383 56
Formations MAG Macca Item Drops
1 3.1 480 Kusanagi Sword
Stamina Intelligence Attack Agility Luck Defense
19 16 10 10 11 9
List of Spells
Mediarahan Poisumdi Penpatra


Kyūyaku Megami TenseiEdit

Megami Tensei IIEdit

Kushinada Kyuuyaku
Race Level HP MP VIT INT STR SPD LUC DEF
Yoma 40 384 56 19 16 10 10 9 11
CP NOA EXP Macca MAG Item Drops
31 1 157 - Kusanagi
List of Spells
Skill Cost Effect
Mediahan 10 MP Large HP recovery (all allies)
Posumudi 4 MP Heals Poison (1 ally)
Penpatra 4 MP Heals Sleep, Bind, Happy, Panic, Close (all allies)


Shin Megami TenseiEdit

Kushinada SMT
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Megami Law 28 252 210
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
22 1-3 39 12 29 12 18 15
St 9
In 13
Ma 16
Vi 11
Ag 10
Lu 12
Resistances Weak to Sword, nulls Expel and Curse Drop None
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Makatranda 2 MP Absorbs MP from the enemy.
Estoma 6 MP Prevents demons of lower level than the main character from appearing until the next new moon.
Macatran 10 MP Takes 10 of the caster's MP and gives it to an ally.


Shin Megami Tensei III: NocturneEdit

Race Level HP MP
Strength 12
Magic 19
Vitality 14
Agility 10
Luck 18
Lady 41 330
180
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
Expel - - - Death
Obtainable Fusion only
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Mediarama 20 MP Greatly restores party's HP. Innate
Nag Interrupt Urges an indecisive demon to accept the deal.
Works best for young female to male or child to adolescent.
Innate
Toxic Sting 7% HP Small physical damage and 40% poison to one foe. Innate
Maragion 15 MP Medium fire damage to all foes. 42
Paraladi 5 MP Removes stun from one ally. 43
Lucky Find Passive While taking step in the world map, equipper randomly finds an item.
Only effective when the user is the active combatant.
44
Beseech Convo Recruits neutral demon. Works best to target whose level is higher than
the talker. Target may be enraged occasionally under the same condition.
45


Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

Race Level HP MP
Strength 41
Dexterity 45
Magic 58
Agility 39
Luck 54
Kunitsu 41 240 232
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - - - - - Null Weak
Ailment Resistance Weak: Bind
Normal Attack Physical, one hit, one enemy
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Me Patra 15 MP Removes sleep, panic and bind from all allies. Innate
Heal Pleroma Auto Boosts healing amount by 25%. Innate
Silent Prayer 15 MP Negates all stat buffs and debuffs from all allies and foes. 42


Majin TenseiEdit

Kushinada Majin
Race Level HP MP Mv Range Mv Type Atk Type CP
Megami 44 414 385 12 Flight Normal 18
Strength Magic Technique Defense Agility Luck
10 22 13 10 7 11
Magic Skills
Skill Cost Power Range Target Effect
Posumudi 15 MP - 0-2 1 Ally Heals the Poison status
Patra 15 MP - 0-2 1 Ally Heals the Close status
Song of Life 100% - 1-2 Multi Heals 1/4 of allies' max HP


Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (3DS)Edit

Race Level HP MP St In Ma En Ag Lu
Lady 41 380 262 9 21 24 11 9 7
CP MAG Summon Personality P.ATK P.HIT B.DEF AVD M.ATK M.HIT
9 651 Kind 100 75 120 73 219 66
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
Expel - - - Death
List of Skills
Mediarama Posumudi Psycho Barrier
Riberama


Persona 4 GoldenEdit

Arcana Level
Strength 25
Magic 32
Endurance 27
Agility 24
Luck 31
Aeon 44
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Recovery - - Light - Dark
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Matarukaja 24 SP Increases party's Attack for 3 turns. Innate
Mediarama 12 SP Moderately restores party's HP. Innate
Red Wall 18 SP Add Fire resistance to 1 ally (for 3 turns). Innate
Maragion 16 SP Deals medium Fire damage to all foes. 46
Null Fire Passive Become immune to Fire attacks. 48
Makarakarn 36 SP Barrier that reflects magic dmg once. (1 ally; excludes Almighty attacks) 50


Digital Devil Saga: Avatar TunerEdit

Race Level HP MP Drops
Deity 44 356 556 ?
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
Expel - Charm - Electricity, Death
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Maragion Medium fire damage on all foes.
Ziodyne Heavy electric damage and shock on one foe.
Makakaja Buffs magical power by 1 level of party.
Mediarama Recovers HP moderately of party.


GalleryEdit

 
Kushinada
Kushinada as she appears in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne.
 
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Kushinada-Hime as she appears in Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE
 
Kushinada-Hime in Persona x detective naoto manga
Kushinada in Persona X Detective Naoto (Manga)

TriviaEdit

  • Kushinada-Hime's design for Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne is a reference to her transformation into a comb which is reflected in her name when written in kanji as "櫛(comb)名田".
  • The shade of her dress, green, refers to the meaning of her name when written in kanji as "奇稲田", literally "Wonderful Rice Field".

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