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Maitreya as he appears in Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse

Maitreya (ミロク, Miroku)? is a demon in the series.

History

A Buddha from Buddhist lore, Maitreya will be the fifth Buddha to appear before the people during a time where great disaster has influenced the earth and the people no longer practice Buddhism.

Appearances

Profile

Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse

"Also known as Maitreya Bodhisattva. Said to be the successor to the current Buddha. Name means "loving-kindness". Currently resides in the Tusita Heaven. Will become Buddha in 5,670,000,000 years, during which he will lead many to salvation."
Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse compendium

Maitreya is one of the leaders of the Divine Powers. A master of sealing magic and a ruthless pragmatist, Maitreya defeated the Yuriko obsessed Gaeans and converted the strong members to their cause in Tsukiji Konganji, forcing the weak into Ginza while Odin recruited the gods of different faiths across Tokyo. He takes Asahi hostage during their planned kidnapping of Flynn in front of Masakado's stone slab, threatening to kill her and knowing Flynn is too weak hearted to let a human die before him. He is later seen in the planned assault on Tsukiji, where he knocks back Toki after Krishna becomes bored of the fighting.

Together with his Buddhist subordinates he reactivates the Tokugawa Mandala Domain to force humanity to embrace salvation and release Tokyo of the influence of foreign demons. He fights the group after Inanna Remnant is beaten in the fifth temple, where he meets his own death but warns that he will return through Inanna and Toki. He keeps his word in the Cosmic Egg, where his soul is placed within Inanna by Krishna to revive him. His revival allows him to reclaim his original power as a Buddha by becoming Mitra-Buddha.

Maitreya has a strong distaste for attachments of any kind, loathing any and all forms of it, especially those who cling to others. Despite this attitude many of his actions are contradictory from aiding the Divine Powers and making humanity dependent on them for salvation, to working together in order to hold back and defeat enemies capable of stopping them. Voiced by Michiko Kaiden in Japanese and Evan Smith in english.

Strategy

During the battle after breaking the Tokugawa Mandala, Maitreya will attack mostly with Physical attacks, but will also use Bufudyne to exploit a weakness if a party member is weak to Ice skills. He will also occassionally use Dekaja to remove the party's stat buffs. Maitreya will also occassionally use Makajamaon to prevent the party from using skills. For most options to his questions, he will gain a boost equivalent to one casting of Tarukaja and Makakaja. Additionally, if his weakness is hit during the effects of Enlightenment, he will gain a boost equivalent to Luster Candy as well. Having access to the Dekaja skill or Dekaja Stones will reduce the threat he poses.

Skills

Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse

Race Level HP MP
Strength 95
Dexterity 94
Magic 119
Agility 94
Luck 95
Deity 83 844 272
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
Resist Weak Weak Resist - - Null Resist
Ailment Resistance None
Normal Attack Phys x1, 1 enemy
Skill Affinities Physical Physical +4 · Gun Gun -3 · Fire Fire -3 · Almighty Almighty +4 · Ailment Ailment +3 · Support Support +2
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Enlightenment 8 MP User absorbs weaknesses until next turn.
Raises all stats by 1 stage and gains smirk if hit with weakness.
Innate
Hades Blast 42 MP Heavy physical damage to all foes. Innate
Makajamaon 15 MP 45% mute to all foes. Innate
5.67 Billion Hands 50 MP Weak almighty damage to all foes. Smirk +Increased damage 84
Drain Ice Auto Absorbs ice damage. 85
Doping 100 MP Increases max HP of all allies by 30%. 86

Race Level HP MP
Strength 98
Dexterity 97
Magic 122
Agility 97
Luck 98
Deity 86 871 275
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
Resist Weak Weak Resist - - Null Resist
Ailment Resistance None
Normal Attack Phys x1, 1 enemy
Skill Affinities Physical Physical +4 · Gun Gun -3 · Fire Fire -3 · Almighty Almighty +4 · Ailment Ailment +3 · Support Support +2
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Hades Blast 42 MP Heavy physical damage to all foes. Innate
5.67 Billion Hands 50 MP Weak almighty damage to all foes. Smirk +Increased damage Innate
Makajamaon 15 MP 45% mute to all foes. Innate
Enlightenment 8 MP User absorbs weaknesses until next turn.
Raises all stats by 1 stage and gains smirk if hit with weakness.
Innate
Doping 100 MP Increases max HP of all allies by 30%. Innate
Imposing Stance 50 MP Removes one press turn icon on foe's next turn . Innate
Drain Elec Auto Absorbs elec damage. Innate
Drain Ice Auto Absorbs ice damage. Innate

Trivia

  • 'Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse's story is a warped allegory for The Fool's Journey. Maitreya represents the Strength Arcana, as he tries to guide Nanashi to value personal inner strength over dependence upon others.

Gallery

 
Miroku concept 1 SMTIVA
Concept art
 
Miroku Concept Art 2 SMTIVA
Concept art
 
Miroku Concept Art 3 SMTIVA
Concept art

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