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Magatsu-Izanagi design in Persona 4

"Who calls to me...? One who shines in unimaginable darkness... Will you even draw on your hallow self for your strength...? I am Magatsu-Izanagi... I will determine the path you take..."
—Magatsu-Izanagi, Persona 4 Golden, upon fusion.

Magatsu-Izanagi (マガツイザナギ, Magatsu Izanagi) is a Persona from Persona 4, used by Tohru Adachi. He is available for fusion in Persona 4 Golden.


Magatsu-Izanagi (禍津伊弉諾) means "Calamity Izanagi". This refers to Izanagi's state before he washed away the filth from Yomotsu Hirasaka in a failed mission to retrieve his late consort, Izanami.



Persona 4Edit

  • Music: A New World Fool

Magatsu-Izanagi is the Persona of Tohru Adachi, the one responsible for the murders in Inaba. It follows the form of Izanagi, as it is actually bestowed upon Adachi without Adachi's knowledge by Izanami when he first arrived in the rural town. Magatsu-Izanagi takes the form of a bloody Izanagi, and its stats and skills form Adachi's battle stats. Magatsu-Izanagi also has a hidden resistance to Physical attacks, and as a result Adachi will only take half damage from them.


"The world is about to change... Your existence won't belong there!"
—Tohru Adachi, Persona 4

Although Adachi doesn't seem to represent any Arcana in the original release of Persona 4 and Persona 4 The Animation, he actually encompasses the reversed Fool Arcana: impulsiveness, poor judgement, obsession and frivolity. Adachi acted on impulse when he murdered Mayumi Yamano and Saki Konishi because they both weren't interested in him. He shows poor judgement when he underestimated the protagonist and his group during their confrontation. Additionally, he was obsessed with keeping his "cat-and-mouse" game alive, doing whatever it takes to ensure the murders continue, such as tossing Mitsuo Kubo into the TV. Lastly, Adachi lacked tact, holding no degree of seriousness during his interactions with the Investigation Team and the protagonist's family--often going into topics in such a way that it usually drags down the mood or gets him beaten around by Dojima himself.

Magatsu-Izanagi also represents "Emptiness"; Adachi himself represents "Emptiness", distaste for the world at large, in Izanami's experiment to determine the value of humanity, which further shows Magatsu-Izanagi's connection to the Fool Arcana.


"Izanagi's rival who looks just like him. Magatsu means "calamity". Unlike Izanagi, who founded the land and brought order, he leads all back into chaos."
Persona 4 Golden Compendium

Magatsu-Izanagi is now an obtainable Persona in Persona 4 Golden. The protagonist must complete Adachi's Social Link, and be at level 77.

The Golden AnimationEdit

In the anime, Adachi was able to use Magatsu Izanagi to counter nearly all of Yu's personas. Magatsu Izanagi, along with Izanagi disappeared after a stalemate clash between each other.

After Adachi was defeated, Magatsu-Izanagi was summoned by Yu to defeat Ameno-sagiri. Magatsu-Izanagi also represents the bond of Yu and Tohru Adachi.

Persona 4 Arena UltimaxEdit

As Adachi appears in this game (as DLC), by proxy, Magatsu-Izanagi also appears as well as his Persona. In P4's story mode he merges with Izanagi to become a giant sword, which strikes down the Malevolent Entity.

A majority of Magatsu-Izanagi's moves are shown to be much more feral and brutal than its noble twin, and Adachi can also use minor alternate versions of Yu's Ziodyne and Cross Slash, respectively as his 5D and 2D (both ground and midair). Magatsu-Izanagi's lightning also is shown to have a shade of blood red, as opposed to Yu's blue lightning, Kanji's yellow lightning and Akihiko's violet lightning.

Magtsu-Izanagi's only SMT series skills in this game are Ziodyne (presumably for his 5D as it only resembles the Ziodyne used by Yu Narukami), Evil Smile, Megidola, Heat Riser, Atom Smasher, and Ghastly Wail.

Though in the original games, Megidola cannot be learned and it is only in Persona 4 Golden Magatsu-Izanagi has an Almighty-element spell (which is ironically Megidolaon), and Ziodyne can only be used by Adachi himself in the original Persona 4. Heat Riser also functions as not only a status buff, but also as a fire-based attack used by Magatsu-Izanagi.

Persona Q: Shadow of the LabyrinthEdit

Magatsu-Izanagi is one of the DLC Sub-Personas, which can be downloaded for $2. His unique skill is Calamity Seed, which hits all enemies with multiple heavy Cut attacks each turn for 3 turns.


Persona 4Edit

Arcana Level
Strength 65
Magic 55
Endurance 66
Agility 45
Luck 45
Fool 73
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
N/A - - - - -

Arcana Level
Strength 60
Magic 58
Endurance 55
Agility 50
Luck 20
Hunger 77
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Dark - - Light, Dark - -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Atom Smasher 16% HP Deals medium Phys damage to all foes 1x to 2x with a chance of Fear. Innate
Maziodyne 22 SP Deals heavy Elec damage to all foes. Innate
Ghastly Wail 15 SP Instantly kills foes who are fearful. Innate
Magarudyne 22 SP Deals heavy Wind damage to all foes. 78
Megidolaon 60 SP Deals severe Almighty damage to all foes. 80
Power Charge 15 SP Next physical attack will be 250% greater in power. 82
Heat Riser 30 SP Increases 1 ally's Attack, Defense and Hit/Evasion rate for 3 turns. 84
Vorpal Blade 25% HP Deals heavy Phys damage to all foes. 86

Persona Q: Shadow of the LabyrinthEdit

Arcana Level HP + SP + Inherit Extract Fragment
Tower 92 220 80 - Silent Thrust -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Resist Dark Passive Reduce chance of instant kill from Darkness. Innate
Silent Thrust 164 HP A heavy Stab attack that pierces to the back row. (1 enemy) Innate
Calamity Seed 100 SP Multiple heavy Cut attacks per turn, for 3 turns. (All enemies) 93
Resist Light Passive Reduce chance of instant kill from Light. 94
Absorb Fire Passive Absorb damage from Fire attacks. 95
Absorb Ice Passive Absorb damage from Ice attacks. 96
Absorb Wind Passive Absorb damage from Wind attacks. 97
Absorb Elec Passive Absorb damage from Elec attacks. 98


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Magatsu-Izanagi as he appears in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
Q Magatsu Izanagi
Magatsu-Izanagi as he appears in Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
Unknown 01
Magatsu-Izanagi in Persona 4 The Animation
P4A Magatsu-Izanagi Volume 9 Illustration cover
Magatsu-Izanagi in Persona 4 The Animation
Magatsu Izanagi appearance in P4A
Magatsu-Izanagi's appearance in Persona 4 The Animation
Magatsu-Izanagi as he appears in Persona 4 Golden
Compendium Info
Magatsu-Izanagi appears in P4GA
Magatsu-Izanagi appears in Persona 4 The Golden Animation
P5 Magatsu Izanagi
Magatsu-Izanagi as he appears in Persona 5
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Magatsu-Izanagi Picaro


  • Magatsu-Izanagi is colored red; this alludes to the Magatsuhi in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, the substance consumed by demons visualized as red flowing spots.
  • In Ultimax, should Adachi be pitted in a fight against Aigis, the former will state before the battle starts that Magatsu-Izanagi reacts violently towards Athena as if Izanagi was its opponent instead, as opposed to the inherent friendliness between Izanagi and Athena. This may possibly be due to the fact that Athena is very closely related to Izanagi, as Aigis and Yu share the same Persona ability.
  • Using cheat codes in Persona 4, it is possible to have the protagonist equip Magatsu-Izanagi as a Persona, categorized as a Persona of the Fool Arcana. He has his own stats, a portrait, but no moves, so one must hack in skills for him to use. It is possible that Atlus intended for Magatsu-Izanagi to be available to the player normally, but did not finish implementing him. Alternatively, this may have simply been to test Magatsu-Izanagi.
    • If a player uses a hacked-in physical skill with Magatsu-Izanagi, he has a unique second physical attack animation, in which he lungs at his enemies and stabs them repeatedly. Interestingly, this animation is unused during the actual boss battle.
  • Unlike other Personas that a protagonist can equip in their respective games, Magatsu-Izanagi is the only one capable of being equipped by both a Wild Card user and one who wields it without the use of the Wild Card.
  • As the negative form of Izanagi, he has different animations when attacking or casting spells. Izanagi looks more dignified, while Magatsu-Izanagi makes more arrogant and threatening movements. Also, unlike Izanagi, Magatsu-Izanagi wields his spear in an under-hand fashion.
    • Also in Ultimax, Magatsu-Izanagi also acts very feral in its actions almost like a berserker (very much like Thanatos), such as using claw rips during Adachi's 5C moves, tackling his opponent during his 2C attacks, and also using a vicious claw slash for Ghastly Wail (and impaling its opponent to death if they are inflicted with fear).

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