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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.


HistoryEdit

Magatsu-Izanagi (禍津伊弉諾) means "filth-tarnished/Calamity Haven 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.

AppearancesEdit

ProfileEdit

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.

SymbolismEdit

"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 the Persona 4 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.

Persona 4 GoldenEdit

"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.

Persona 4 The Golden AnimationEdit

In anime, Magatsu-Izanagi was summoned by Yu and managed to defeat Ameno-sagiri. Magatsu-Izangai 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. 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 Ghasty 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.

StatsEdit

Persona 4Edit

EnemyEdit

Level Arcana HP SP ST MA EN AG LU
73 - 4200 2200 65 55 66 45 45
Phys Fire Ice Elec Wind Light Dark Almighty EXP Yen
Strong - - - - Null Null - 27228 3000
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Vorpal Blade Deals heavy Physical damage to all foes.
Ziodyne Deals heavy Electricity damage to 1 foe.
Maziodyne Deals heavy Electricity damage to all foes.
Garudyne Deals heavy Wind damage to 1 foe.
Magarudyne Deals heavy Wind damage to all foes.
Power Charge The next normal attack, physical skill, or Almighty physical attack will be 2.5 times greater in power. Self.
Mudoon Darkness: medium chance of instant kill, 1 foe (60% chance).
Dekaja Nullifies stat bonuses on all foes.
Heat Riser Increases Attack, Defense, and Hit/Evasion rate (1 ally).
Evil Smile Instills Fear in all foes.
Foolish Whisper Silences all foes.
Ghastly Wail Instantly kills foes who are fearful.
Atom Smasher Deals medium Physical damage to all foes 1x to 2x with a chance of Fear.


Playable (Hacked)Edit

Level Arcana ST MA EN AG LU
73 Fool 65 55 66 45 45
Inherit Resists Block Absorbs Reflects Weak
N/A - - - - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect


Persona 4 GoldenEdit

Level Arcana ST MA EN AG LU
77 Hunger 60 58 55 50 20
Inherit Resists Block Absorbs Reflects Weak
Dark - Light, Dark - - -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Atom Smasher 16% HP Inflicts a moderate amount of Physical damage with a chance of Fear on all enemies. Innate
Maziodyne 22 SP Inflicts a large amount of Electrical damage on all enemies. Innate
Ghastly Wail 15 SP Instantly kills all targets who are suffering from the Fear ailment (unavoidable). Innate
Magarudyne 22 SP Inflicts a huge amount of Wind damage on all enemies. 78
Megidolaon 38 SP Inflicts severe Almighty damage upon all enemies. 80
Power Charge 15 SP The next normal attack, physical skill, or Almighty physical attack will be 2.5 times greater in power. Self. 82
Heat Riser 30 SP Increases an ally's Attack, Defense and Agility for 3 turns. 84
Vorpal Blade 25% HP Inflicts a large amount of Physical damage on all enemies. 86


GalleryEdit

 
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Magatsu-Izanagi as he appears in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
 
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Magatsu-Izanagi as he appears in Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
 
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Magatsu-Izanagi in Persona 4 The Animation
 
Magatsu Izanagi appearance in P4A
Magatsu-Izanagi's appearance in P4A
 
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Magatsu-Izanagi as he appears in Persona 4 Golden
 
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Compendium Info
 
Magatsu-Izanagi appears in P4GA
Magatsu-Izanagi appears in Persona 4 The Golden Animation

TriviaEdit

  • 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.
  • 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 without having to fight Adachi repeatedly.
  • 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, 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 Ghasty Wail (and impaling its opponent to death if they are inflicted with fear).


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