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Law Hero

Lawhero

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Also known as Toshiki, Yuji, Yoshio
First Appearance Shin Megami Tensei
Affiliation Order of Messiah
Alignment Law

The Law Hero is a playable character in Shin Megami Tensei and, as the name implies, the lawfully aligned hero of that game.

It should be noticed that "Law Hero" is obviously not his true name, but rather a title that can be seen in the boss fight against him near the end of the game.

AppearancesEdit

ProfileEdit

Shin Megami TenseiEdit

The first appearance of the Law Hero is on an introductory dream sequence of the protagonist, where he is being crucified by a robed man and is freed after the player chooses his name. He appears once again in a second vision, ready to take on the master of Echo Building along the hero's party, before being seen in the real world in a cell on Kichijoji's Hospital, having been arrested for trying to save his girlfriend, who was captured for having the same name as the Heroine. After this, he joins the player and Chaos Hero in their quest to save Tokyo from destruction.

He later leaves the protagonist's party after helping in the rescue of the Heroine from a public execution orchestrated by Yuriko, deciding to go to Ichigaya save his girlfriend.

After the events of the Great Cataclysm, the Law Hero appears once again before the protagonist, this time in the Diamond Realm, stating that he was teleported there after being engulfed in a "blinding white light". There, he once again joins the team and accompanies the protagonist back to a post-apocalyptic Tokyo, where they discover that 30 years have passed. They reach Roppongi and reunite with the Law Hero's girlfriend, only to learn that she is actually a spirit and cannot go with them. They then meet the little Alice in the ruins of Roppongi, where a giant dome raised by the mysterious duo, Count Red and Count Black — the rulers of the city — surrounds the town and protects its inhabitants from the nearby demons. After the heroes uncover their plot of using human's souls killed in the Great Cataclysm to create a utopia for Alice, they are quickly defeated by Count Red, who reveals his true demon form: Belial. The group then retreats only to come back in possession of the "Glancing Pot", an artifact that enables the sealing of demons. With this, Belial is defeated, which neutralizes his influence over the city, causing the spirit of Alice, along great part of the population of Roppongi, to vanish. This, however, unleashes Count Black's rage, who in vengeance, proceeds to steal Law Hero's soul. After a fight with him—who reveals his true persona, Nebiros, the player discovers that his actions cannot undo what happened, and so, Law Hero's spirit must carry on to the afterlife along the people of Roppongi, permanently leaving the group.

If the player has viewed the silver cup in the A-Mode DDS Visionary, It's revealed that the Archangel Gabriel has been watching over the Law Hero, and that he gives the Law Hero a chance to be reincarnated as the Messiah.

Later, he appears in Shinagawa, stating that he was revived by God to be His new Messiah on Earth, with the purpose of guiding the Order of Messiah in the establishment of the Millennium Kingdom. He requests the protagonist's aid in doing so, asking him to go to Tokyo Destinyland and kill the Gaean leader Echidna. If the player chooses not to listen to him, he disappears, letting the angel Haniel take his place and battle the heroes.

The next time the player encounters him, he is arguing with the Chaos Hero near the heart of the Basilica. He tells the hero about the Four Heavenly Kings, and after their defeat and the flooding of Tokyo, he request the help of the player in aiding the Messian general, Vishnu, on the battle against his Gaean rival Ravana — who is raising a barrier that is impeding God from coming to Earth. If the hero chooses to stay on the path of neutrality by defeating both Ravana and Vishnu, the Law Hero will state that he no longer can wait for him to join his cause, and as such, they will fight as enemies the next time their meet. This happens on the seventh floor of the Basilica, resulting in the Law Hero being killed in a battle against the protagonist. Near his final moments, he realizes that he was "merely a sacrifice... offered to Him...", and dies.

Should the player decide to take the Law path, he is killed in a fight with Chaos Hero at the Basilica. In the ending, it is said that he is in Heaven living with God in peace and prosperity.

He's given the name Toshiki in Shin Megami Tensei Final Story: Atlus Official Replay Novel, Yuji in Shin Megami Tensei Character Profile: Steven Report I, and Yoshio in Kazuma Kaneko Complete Illustration Works, explained to be the codename given to him during development.

StatsEdit

Shin Megami TenseiEdit

Law Hero SMT
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Meta Law 99 2250 300
MAG NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
1980 2-4 193 28 111 22 24 17
St 35
In 14
Ma 22
Vi 31
Ag 19
Lu 23
Drop Soma
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc For Nrv Exp Crs Mgc Bnd Chg Dex Ndl Alm
78 78 78 68 78 78 18 Nu Nu 18 18 58 68 58 -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Mazanma Blasts a group of enemies with a strong gale.
Hama Eliminates 2 enemies with the power of light.
Diarama Restores one ally's HP by roughly 100.


Shin Megami Tensei: if...Edit

SMT Law Hero SMTif
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Fiend Dark-Law 32 717 121
MAG NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
1024 1 92 62 84 63 16 19
St 14
In 16
Ma 12
Vi 10
Ag 9
Lu 8
Drop Soma
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc For Nrv Exp Crs Mgc Bnd Rsh Hnd Leg Fly Alm
- - - 58 58 - Nu Nu Nu 18 18 - - - - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Zanma Medium Force damage to a single foe.
Zandyne Heavy Force damage to a single foe.
Mazanma Medium Force damage to all foes.
Mazandyne Heavy Force damage to all foes.
Mediarama Recovers a large amount of HP, all allies.
Diarahan Recovers the maximum amount of HP, one ally.

SMT Law Hero SMTif
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Fiend Dark-Law 99 650 999
MAG NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
0 All Enemies 200 158 200 130 200 100
St 33
In 20
Ma 40
Vi 19
Ag 35
Lu 22

SkillsEdit

Shin Megami TenseiEdit

Skill Cost Description Proficiency
Dia 2 MP Slightly restores one ally's HP 1
Zan 2 MP Blast one enemy with a gale 2
Mapper 2 MP Reveals the nearby area on the map until the next new moon 3
Mazan 4 MP Blasts a group of enemies with a gale 4
Paraladi 6 MP Cures one ally of Paralysis 5
Zanma 5 MP Blast one enemy with a strong gale 6
Diarama 4 MP Restores one ally's HP by roughly 100 7
Pulinpa 2 MP Causes multiple enemies to go into a panic 8
Trafuri 2 MP Allows you to escape from any non-boss or non-event battle 9
Macatran 10 MP Takes 10 of the caster's MP and gives it to an ally 10
Mazanma 7 MP Blasts a group of enemies with a strong gale 11
Samarecarm 24 MP Revives one ally from a Dead or Dying state 12
  • Proficiency dictates when the character learns the new spell. It is calculated with the following formula:
    • [(In/2)+(Level*2)+Ma]/8
    • 0.5 rounded up.

GalleryEdit

 
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Original design of the Law Hero.
 
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Another official, older artwork of the original design of the Law Hero
 
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Original artwork for the Law Hero as the Messiah in Shin Megami Tensei
 
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The Law Hero without his hat in Shin Megami Tensei
 
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Law Hero's remade art as the Messiah
 
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Law Hero's character sprite in Shin Megami Tensei
 
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Law Hero as he appears in the Sega CD version
 
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Law Hero's statue in the Sega CD version
 
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Law Hero as the Messiah in the Sega CD version
 
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Law Hero after being battled in the Sega CD version
 
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Law Hero as he dies in the Sega CD version
 
Chaos and Law Hero Sets
The Law and Chaos Hero outfits in Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE

TriviaEdit

  • It should be noted that the Law Hero's girlfriend will have the same name as the Heroine.
  • The Law Hero's Illustration Works name Yoshio is written in Katakana as ヨシオ, which means "good man" (善男).


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