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MahakalaSMT

Portrayal of Mahakala in Shin Megami Tensei

Mahakala (マハカーラ, Mahakāra)? is a demon in the series.

HistoryEdit

Mahakala is relied upon in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism and is depicted in a number of variations, each with distinctly different qualities and aspects. He is also regarded as the emanation of different beings in different cases, though he is best known as a wrathful manifestation of Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion. He is a Dharmapala (Dharma Protector) and one of the eight main Dharmapalas, alongside Yama, Yamantaka, Hayagriva, Vaisravana, Palden Lhamo, Tshangspa Dkarpo, and Begtse.

Mahakala is typically black in color. Just as all colors are absorbed and dissolved into black, all names and forms are said to melt into those of Mahakala, symbolizing his all-embracing, comprehensive nature. Black can also represent the total absence of color, and again in this case it signifies the nature of Mahakala as ultimate or absolute reality.

Mahakala is almost always depicted with a crown of five skulls, which represent the Five Wisdoms.

The most notable variation in Mahakala's manifestations and depictions is in the number of arms, but other details can vary as well. For instance, in some cases there are Mahakalas in white, with multiple heads, without genitals, standing on varying numbers of various things, holding various implements, with alternative adornments, and so on.

In Hinduism, Mahakala is a name of Shiva (Great Time), but is also the name of one of Shiva's principal attendants, or ganas. He is also one of Shiva's watchmen, along with Nandi.

In Japan he is called Daikokuten and is one of the Seven Lucky Gods. In this incarnation, he is surprisingly less violent and is more benevolent towards humans. He is also associated with the Shinto god Okuninushi and Dakiniten is also associated with him.

His art in Shin Megami Tensei might be based on the Six-Armed aspect of Mahakala, or Sanmen Daikoku, a sword-wielding guardian aspect of Daikokuten with three heads and six arms.

AppearancesEdit

ProfileEdit

Shin Megami TenseiEdit

SMT-MahakalaSpr
"Origin: India. Another name for Shiva, god of destruction. 'Maha' means 'great' and 'kala' means 'black.' In Buddhism he is called Daikokuten. A misunderstanding in China led to him being known as a god of the kitchen. Some say he was made one of the Seven Lucky Gods due to Okuninushi's reputation. (Okuninushi's name can also be pronounced 'daikoku.') The true Mahakala is nothing like that and looks more like a demon than anything."
Shin Megami Tensei A-Mode DDS Dictionary

Persona 4Edit

"Indian god who repels evil, known as Daikokuten in Buddhism. Its swords are fearsome, but by paying tribute to him, believers may be blessed with tremendous wealth and happiness."
Persona 4 Compendium

Mahakala appears as the Ultimate Persona of the Death Arcana in Persona 4. He is available to be summoned once the protagonist reaches Lv 78 and completes the Death Arcana Social Link. Mahakala's fusion prerequisite requires the protagonist to perform a Hexagon Fusion-spread consists of Matador, White Rider, Mother Harlot, Daisoujou, Hell Biker and Trumpeter in the Velvet Room.

Devil Survivor 2Edit

"An Indian god who repels evil, known as Daikokuten in Buddhism. His swords are fearsome, but by paying tribute to him, his worshippers are blessed with tremendous wealth and happiness. One theory holds that he is an incarnation of Shiva, the destroyer."
Devil Survivor 2 Compendium

StatsEdit

Shin Megami TenseiEdit

Mahakala SMT
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Tenma Chaos 80 800 280
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
53 1-3 173 25 98 18 17 17
St 35
In 15
Ma 15
Vi 29
Ag 16
Lu 15
Resistances Resists all magic. Drop None
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc For Nrv Exp Crs Mgc Bnd Chg Dex Ndl Alm
- 48 68 68 48 78 28 28 Nu 28 28 68 - 48 -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Mahama 10 MP Eliminates a group of enemies with the power of light.
Maragion 9 MP Attack multiple enemies with strong flames.
Tentarafoo 14 MP Causes a group of enemies to enter a Panicked state. (Nerve-type)


Last Bible IIIEdit

Mahakala LB 3
Level HP MP ATK DEF STR INT END SPD LUC
49 655 188 128 63 21 18 21 16 15
Equipment Equips All Card Location Susa
List of Skills
Maragion Tetrakarn


Majin TenseiEdit

Mahakala Majin
Race Level HP MP Mv Range Mv Type Atk Type CP
Deity 44 460 162 7 Flat 24
Strength Magic Technique Defense Agility Luck
21 11 17 14 5 7
Magic Skills
Skill Cost Power Range Target Effect
Mazan 20 MP 48 2 Multi Medium Force damage
Zan 16 MP 32 2 Single Light Force damage


Majin Tensei II: Spiral NemesisEdit

Mahakala Majin Tensei 2
Race Level HP MP Mv Range Mv Type Atk Range MAG
Tenma 69 390 100 8 Ground 1 -
St Ma In Ag Lu Atk P.Def M.Atk M.Def Hit Eva Crt
30 16 26 23 14 160 25 48 83 104 21 17
List of Skills
Skill Power Range Cost Target Effect
Mudo - 2 30 MP Single Instant death
Hellfire 100% 2 P. Extra Multi Fire based attack


Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King AbaddonEdit

Order Level HP St Ma Vi Lu Conversation Investigation
Fury 67 746 32 19 22 13 Extortion Use Force
Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak Frail
- - Fire/Force Phys Mind Ice/Death
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Mad Rush 28 MAG Medium Phys dmg, dash attack +Dizzy(Low) Innate
Tarukajaon 32 MAG Raises Phys attack until battle ends. All allies 68
Tetrakarn 40 MAG Reflect Phys attacks for a short time. All allies 69
Life Surge Passive Raises MAX HP by 30% Max Loyalty


Persona 2: Innocent SinEdit

Mahakala IS
I am Mahakala, the grand darkness! I am also Daikokuten,
and my true form is called Shiva! From here on, I will be your sword...
Arcana Type Level SP cost Bonus Returns °
Chariot Fire 60 38 St +1 Lucky Mallet
Traits Snappish
An incarnation of Shiva. Known as Daikokuten in Buddhism.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 60
Vitality 56
Dexterity 37
Agility 46
Luck 40
240 232 122 120
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
Rf Rf Rf Rf Rf 1.5× 1.5× 1.5× 1.5×
Summon Information
Tarot Cards 240 Tarot Card Symbol 2.png Chariot Cards
Mutates Into Mahakala can mutate into Futsuno Mitama.
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Agidyne Deal high Fire damage to one enemy.
3 War Cry Deal Almighty fury ailment to all enemies.
4 Tetraja Nullify one Light or Dark attack for all allies.
5 Fiery Fury Deal low Sword + Fire damage to all enemies.
6 Confusing Dance Deal Mind panic ailment to all enemies.
8 Maragidyne Deal high Fire damage to an enemy group.
Mutation Freidyne Deal high Nuclear damage to all enemies.


Persona 2: Eternal PunishmentEdit

Mahakala EP
I am the great darkness, Maha Kala‼ My true form is
known as Siva. From now on, I shall become your sword...
Arcana Type Level SP cost Bonus Returns °
Chariot Fire 59 38 STR +1 Growth Hammer
Traits Temper
God of destruction representing Shiva's anger.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 60
Vitality 56
Technique 37
Agility 46
Luck 40
239 227 121 120
Sw Sh Sk Th Ak Fi Wt Wi Er Ic Ln Nc Ho Dk Al Nr Mn
Rf Rf Rf Rf Rf 1.5× 1.5× 1.5× 1.5×
Summon Information
Tarot Cards 236 Tarot Card Symbol 2.png Chariot Cards
Mutates Into Mahakala can mutate into Quetzalcoatl.
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Mighty Swing Inflicts medium Sword damage to an enemy.
3 Roar Renders all enemies Furious. (20% chance) [Almighty-element]
5 Tetraja Protects all characters from one attack of type Holy/Dark.
6 Heat Wave Inflicts small Sword damage to a group of enemies.
7 Inferno Inflicts large Fire damage to all enemies.
8 Death Bound Inflicts small Sword damage to all enemies.
Mutation Freidyne Inflicts large Nuclear damage to a group of enemies.
Unknown Power
Attack Type Deals 500 or 250 non-elemental damage to all enemies.


Persona 4Edit

Arcana Level
Strength 58
Magic 38
Endurance 57
Agility 49
Luck 39
Death 78
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Phys Elec Fire Dark - -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Agidyne 12 SP Deals heavy Fire damage to 1 foe. Innate
Myriad Arrows 22% HP Deals heavy Phys damage to all foes 1x to 3x. Innate
Power Charge 15 SP Next physical attack will be 250% greater in power. Innate
Mind Charge 15 SP Next magical attack will be 250% greater in power. 80
Maragidyne 22 SP Deals heavy Fire damage to all foes. 82
Mamudoon 34 SP Darkness: medium chance of instant kill, all foes. (40% chance) 83
Fire Amp Passive Strengthens Fire attacks by 50%. 84
Mudo Boost Passive Darkness-based attacks are 1.5 times more effective. 85


Persona Q: Shadow of the LabyrinthEdit

Arcana Level HP + SP + Inherit Extract Fragment
Death 78 150 48 - Brutal Slash -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Power Charge 40 SP Nearly triple the user's physical attack for next hit. Lasts 3 turns. Innate
Brutal Slash 134 HP A heavy Cut attack. (1 enemy) Innate
Danse Macabre 176 HP 5-7 medium Cut attacks against random targets. (All enemies) 79
Forked Spear Passive Medium chance of another attack after regular attack. 80
God's Cut Passive Raise Cut attack strength. 81
Swordbreaker Passive Medium chance of halving physical damage versus the user's row. 82
Raging Fists Passive Raise critical hit damage. 83
Heroic Gemini Passive Low chance of attack skills executing twice. 84


Devil SurvivorEdit

Race Level HP MP
Strength 12
Magic 12
Vitality 11
Agility 7
Deity 26 210
83
Racial / Auto Skill Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Mystic Mystic
Awakening - Resist Weak Resist - Resist
Command Skills
Might Call*
Passive Skills
Ares Aid
I am Mahakala. If thou hath power to control me, I shalt be like a thousand blades.
Human, I have heard thy wish. Use my body to take hold of thy victory!


Devil Survivor 2Edit

Race Level HP MP
Strength 11
Magic 11
Vitality 9
Agility 7
Deity 22 176
85
Racial / Auto Skill Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Curse Curse
Awakening - Resist Weak Resist - Resist
Passive Skills
Quick Move Double Strike*
The Daikokuten, Deity Mahakala, is here! With fortune and luck, let us conquer the battlefield!
My form may change, but my will shall remain strong. Now on to the unknown!


GalleryEdit

 
Mahakala
Mahakala as it appears in Persona 4
 
Mahakala LB 2
Mahakala as it appears in Last Bible II
 
Mahakala LB special
Mahakala as it appears in Last Bible Special
 
Mahakara
Mahakala as it appears in Devil Survivor
 
Mahakala Devil Survivor 2 (Top Screen)
Mahakala as it appears in Devil Survivor 2.

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