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Marishiten

Marici as it appears in the Devil Summoner series.

Marici, or Marishiten (マリシテン*)?, is a demon in the series.

HistoryEdit

Marici (or Marishi-ten in Japan) is a solar deity of light and the heavens and a tutelary deity of the warrior class who is revered in many schools of Buddhism. Her origins are obscure, but she believed to be an amalgamation of Hindu, Iranian, and Non-Aryan antecedents dating back 1500 years. Marici is depicted as either a goddess on a lotus, a multi-armed goddess with many weapons on the back of a boar (similar to Durga), a deity riding a fiery chariot of savage boars, or a ferocious demon on the back of a boar.

Marishiten in Japan is also believed to be a non-standard member of the Seven Lucky Gods who is largely supplanted by Benzaiten. She is also believed to the consort of Dainichi Nyorai and is the harbinger of Dainichi, associated with the blinding rays and fire of the rising sun, and thus with the power of mirage and invisibility. She is also a part of a group of three deities called the Santen, alongside Benzaiten and Daikokuten.

In China she is worshiped as both a Taoist and Buddhist deity known as Doumu (Chinese: 斗母元君; pinyin: Dǒumǔ Yuánjūn), the Mother Dipper. Most often she depicted with three eyes in each of her four faces; with four arms on each side of her body and usually sitting on a lotus or boar. Two of her hands are held together, and the other six hold a sun, a moon, a bell, a golden seal, a bow, and a halberd. She remains today as one of the most popular Taoist deities, being the mother of the mother of the Nine Emperor Gods, who each represents one of the stars in the Beidou constellation. She is still worshiped at the White Cloud Temple in China and her celebration day is on the 9th day of the 9th Month.

AppearancesEdit

ProfileEdit

Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

Marici appears in the Challenge Quest Samurai School in Nakano, and is found in the area of Nakano in Shinjuku. Worshiped by Samurai of old, she admits that she doesn't find joy in battle, but being worshiped is invigorating for her so she accepted and appreciated their devotion to her. She finds the city is now more comfortable for her since a modern Samurai like Flynn appeared before her. Wishing to give him lessons, she asks if he wants to spar. Agreeing to spar will start a battle. After the battle she will be impressed by his skill and decides to return to the home of Lord Surya, her master. She tells him all he has to do is call her if he wants her aid before leaving. She will be unlocked for fusing after completing the quest.

Devil Summoner: Soul HackersEdit

"Known as Marishiten in Japan, she is a sun goddess of Buddhism. Her name means "light" or "heat haze". In Japan, she was worshiped by warriors, said to give the benefits of protection from harm and the ability to attack the enemy without being noticed. She is often portrayed as having 3 heads, 6 or 8 arms with weapons like swords, bows, and vajra."
Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers 3DS Compendium

StatsEdit

Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

Race Level HP MP
Strength 76
Dexterity 76
Magic 76
Agility 76
Luck 76
Kishin 70 560 252
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - Null - - - Null Resist
Ailment Resistance -
Normal Attack Phys x1-3 hits, 1 enemy
Required quest Samurai School in Nakano
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Agidyne 14 MP Heavy fire damage to one foe. Innate
Myriad Arrows 30 MP 2 to 4 hits of weak gun damage to multiple foes. Innate
Repel Fire Auto Reflects fire damage. 71

Shin Megami Tensei IV ApocalypseEdit

Race Level HP MP
Strength 84
Dexterity 82
Magic 80
Agility 81
Luck 78
Kishin 75 588 267
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - Null - - - Resist -
Ailment Resistance Weak Panic
Normal Attack Physical, x1-3 hit, one enemy
Skill Affinities Gun Gun +4 · Physical Physical +2 · Ice Ice +2 · Almighty Almighty +2 · Support Support +2 · Healing Healing -3 ·
Fire Fire -5
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Berserker God 13 MP Heavy physical damage to one foe. Innate
Myriad Arrows 28 MP 2 to 4 hits of medium gun damage to multiple foes. Innate
Makarakarn 50 MP Bestows magic-repelling shields for one turn to all allies. 76
Megidolaon 70 MP Heavy almighty damage to all foes. 77


Shin Megami Tensei: Devil SummonerEdit

Marishiten SMTDS
Race Level HP MP St In Ma Ag Lu
Kishin 71 776 361 28 15 16 13 12
CP NOA Personality P.ATK P.HIT B.DEF AVD M.ATK M.DEF
87 2-3 Calm 198 125 170 125 39 61
List of Skills
Tarukaja Misty Blade Daisetsudan
Estoma


Devil Summoner: Soul HackersEdit

Marishiten DSSH
Race Level HP MP St In Ma En Ag Lu
Kishin 71 634 274 29 15 18 16 14 10
CP MAG Summon Personality P.ATK P.HIT B.DEF AVD M.ATK M.HIT
11 844 Sly 200 112 190 111 161 48
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
Elec - Expel - -
List of Skills
Atom Slicer Thunderbolt Tarukaja
Tetrakarn


GalleryEdit

 
Marishiten
Marishiten as it appears in Shin Megami Tensei Trading Card: Card Summoner

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