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Nyarlathotep as he appears in Shin Megami Tensei II

"Understand that there is no point in living. Cry, that there is no answer! Where there is darkness, there are shadows. I, myself, am all of you humans!"
—Nyarlathotep, Persona 2: Eternal Punishment

Nyarlathotep (ニャルラトホテプ, Nyaruratohotepu)? is a demon in the series.

HistoryEdit

Nyarlathotep was created by H.P. Lovecraft and is a fictional character in the Cthulhu Mythos featured as an Outer God. He is also symbolic of the destructive potential of Carl Jung's collective unconscious and actively seeks to agitate our universe into madness, woe, and discord.

Nyarlathotep's original character design, first seen in Shin Megami Tensei II, is actually a composite character based on several different monsters from Lovecraft's writings. Its dark, featureless appearance, with three eyes and bat wings resemble The Haunter of the Dark, one of Nyarlathotep's "1000 Masks". The pincer-like hands and spiny crown might reference the Mi-Go: crablike, winged fungoid aliens with a mass of feelers in place of a head first appearing in The Whisperer In Darkness. His black, winged body makes him looking like the Night Gaunts which appear in The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath.

AppearancesEdit

ProfileEdit

Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINEEdit

Nyarlathotep appears as a special field boss in Nakano. During a Full Moon, if the player is holding a Shining Trapezohedron and approaches the tree at the southern central area, a Fiery Three-Eyed Nyarlathotep boss will appear along with several Nightmare Black Oozes. Should Nyarlathotep and the Black Oozes be defeated before the Full Moon ends, there is a rare chance that a second, more powerful Crawling Chaos Nyarlathotep will appear to take their place, who is accompanied with several other, smaller Crawling Chaos Nyarlathotep. This boss will drop a Crown Shard when defeated, which can be traded with the Junk Collector in Souhonzan for Nyarlathotep's plug-in, Crawling Confusion.

Persona seriesEdit

He is given a prominent plot role, known as The Crawling Chaos, as the counterbalance to Philemon in the Persona series. Unlike Philemon, Nyarlathotep is able to operate in the outside world and take an active role. Throughout the series he employs the use of Shadow Selves of characters to accomplish his goals. Shadow versions of Tatsuya Suou, Lisa Silverman, Eikichi Mishina, Maya Amano and Yukino Mayuzumi appear as bosses in Innocent Sin thanks to rumors. In Eternal Punishment, Maya Amano, Katsuya Suou, Ulala Serizawa, and Baofu all have Shadows Selves which attack the party as bosses in pairs. Nyarlathotep is also capable of appearing as anyone he chooses. It is revealed in Eternal Punishment that he is represented by a black butterfly.

Megami Ibunroku PersonaEdit

Nyarlathotep is the persona of Takahisa Kandori. After Kandori is defeated by the protagonist and his friends, Nyarlathotep forcibly enters Kandori's body and transforms him into God Kandori, saying he will grant him the power he seeks. Retroactively, Nyarlathotep has been mentioned to have engineered the whole incident with the intention of giving the humans a chance to destroy all of reality, allowing him to win his bet with Philemon.

An alternate form of Nyarlathotep can be fused in the Velvet Room by adding the "Faceless Mask" totem, dropped by God Kandori, to a fusion with a Tower Arcana Persona result. Nyarlathotep has "Worst" affinity with every party member except for Reiji Kido, Kandori's half-brother.

Persona 2: Innocent SinEdit

Both he and Philemon are acting on a bet to see if humanity will become enlightened or ultimately destroy itself. Nyarlathotep decides to push things in his favor by helping humanity end. He appears as Akinari Kashihara, Jun Kurosu's late father, and the Fuhrer, whom was supposedly revived by rumors.

He serves as the game's final boss in the form of the Great Father (グレートファーザー, Gurēto Fāzā)?, a fusion of the main cast's fathers. The Great Father's arms and legs are each a particular character's father; Lisa Silverman's father is the right arm, Maya Amano's is the left arm, Eikichi Mishina's is the right leg, and Tatsuya Suou's is the left leg. The head takes the shape of Akinari. It is worth nothing though, the "head" (Akinari) uses fire spell (Tatsuya's signature element), while the "left leg" (Tatsuya's father) uses wind spell (Jun's signature element) and calls Jun's name while attacking. It is unclear if this is an error or intentional as the limb would otherwise be unable to call out to Tatsuya due to the fact that the player can change his name.

He is voiced by Jin Yamanoi (Japanese; for both versions of Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment) and Tom Wyner (English) in Eternal Punishment. Patrick Seitz, however, voices him in English in the PSP version of Innocent Sin.

Persona 2: Eternal PunishmentEdit

Nyarlathotep fulfills the same role as he did in Innocent Sin. While he does not restore Tatsuya Sudou's memories of the events from the previous game, he does talk to him and tease him with comments intended to spark the general idea of the same events in Sudou's addled mind, so he would be driven to repeat them in the Other Side. He appears before the party as Tatsuya Suou. It is revealed later that the Time Count is Nyarlathotep in disguise.

Nyarlathotep is described as the destructive side of Humanity's collective unconscious, and as such, the living embodiment of Mankind's collective evil; every thought, action or feeling that derives in experiencing the desire to bring harm to others or oneself in any form fuels Nyarlathotep's existence. His reason for providing the human race with the means to drive itself to destruction is given as a bet between him and Philemon, who holds that they instead will ascend to a greater destiny.

Because of his past defeat in Innocent Sin, he took the opening Tatsuya Suou provided him with when he refused to abandon his memories of the Other Side, implementing a new plan to let Mankind destroy itself, and branded Tatsuya with a mark to symbolise the doom that would befall Humanity should either Maya Amano, Eikichi Mishina, Lisa Silverman, or Jun Kurosu regain their memories of the events of Innocent Sin, and delighted in tormenting him as Tatsuya Sudou attempted to force the restoration of the hidden memories with a terror campaign similar to the one he had followed on the Other Side.

In the end, a new group, formed by Tatsuya, Maya, Baofu, Tatsuya's brother Katsuya, and Ulala Serizawa again stood against him and his plans of extermination. However, following his second defeat, he was banished to parts unknown. He wasn't destroyed forever, though, because he is an undeniable, indelible presence in Humanity's heart, and may still return.

In Tatsuya's new scenario in the remake, Shiori Miyashiro's self is shattered into Trapezohedrons; Nyarlathotep seized the last of the eleven stones, the one containing Shiori's shadow, and confronted Tatsuya and his group in the Kadath Mandala. Upon his defeat, he was forced to leave behind not only Shiori's Trapezohedron, but also Randolph Carter's Trapezohedron of Emotion.

Persona: Tsumi to BatsuEdit

It is revealed in the last chapter that Rago is an avatar of Nyarlathotep.

Devil Survivor OverclockedEdit

"A god of the Cthulhu mythos. He came to Earth in ancient times from outer space and is known as the Crawling Chaos. He acts as a proxy to his masters such as Azathoth, who have no intelligence to make their desires manifest in our world. Because he can assume various forms, he is known as a faceless god. He is particularly known as the Haunter of the Dark, and he seems to have other guises on Earth as well."
Devil Survivor Overclocked Compendium

Known as Nyalatotep. In the 8th day, God vs Hero, Nyarlathotep is one of Naoya's demons when he appears to help during the final battle against Okuninushi.

Devil Survivor 2Edit

Nyarlathotep appears as the strongest member of the Vile race.

The AnimationEdit

Nyarlathotep's name appears as the name of 8th layer in JP's Alaozar Firewall System.

StatsEdit

Shin Megami Tensei IIEdit

Nyarlathotep SMT2
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Vile Dark-Law 53 750 161
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
113 1 144 96 132 95 16 15
St 19
In 12
Ma 13
Vi 13
Ag 12
Lu 4
Drop Diamond
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc For Nrv Exp Crs Mgc Bnd Rsh Hnd Leg Fly Alm
1.5× 1.5× ½Rf ½Rf ½Rf ½Rf ½Rf ½Rf ½Rf ½Rf ½Rf 1.5× 1.5× 1.5× 1.5× -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Zanma 5 MP Medium force damage to a single foe.
Mazanma 7 MP Medium force damage to a group of foes.
Tetrakarn 6 MP Shields against Physical attacks for one turn, all allies.
Recarm 12 MP Revives with 1/4 HP, one ally.
Paralysis Scratch 5% HP Light Punch attack to 2 foes. Inflicts Bind.
Suck 5% HP Inflicts light damage to an enemy, user takes half inflicted damage.


Shin Megami Tensei: if...Edit

Nyarlathotep if
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Vile Dark-Law 55 896 186
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
74 1 152 101 148 99 16 15
St 21
In 12
Ma 13
Vi 19
Ag 12
Lu 9
Drop Diamond
Resistances Reflects magic.
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc For Nrv Exp Crs Mgc Bnd Rsh Hnd Leg Fly Alm
1.5× 1.5× ½Rf ½Rf ½Rf ½Rf ½Rf ½Rf ½Rf ½Rf ½Rf 1.5× 1.5× 1.5× - -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Mazanma 7 MP Medium Force damage to all foes.
Tetrakarn 6 MP Shields against Physical attacks for one turn, all allies.
Recarm 19 MP Revives with 1/4 HP, one ally.
Suck 5% HP Light damage to an enemy, user recovers half inflicted damage.
Paralysis Scratch 5% HP Light Punch damage to two foes. Inflicts Bind.
Dark Breath 12 MP Raises all allies' defense and magic.


Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINEEdit

Nyarlathotep Imagine
Race Alignment Level HP MP Growth Inherit St Ma Vi In Sp Lu
Vile Law 86 779 521 Master Peorth Magic 66 120 53 78 56 42
Force Slot Close Long Spell Support P.Def M.Def Critical Crt.Def
2 69 64 99 68 33 34 5 35
Features Magic Torrent, Nerve Wield, Mind Induct, Great Wit (Mitama: Shapeless God) See also [1]
Default Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Magic Shot - Deals magic affinity damage to a single target.
Fog Breath 12% HP Deals magic affinity damage to all enemies in front of user and inflicts muddle (70%).
Anti-Demon Stance 2 MP User enters a guard stance, decreasing damage taken from attack
and spin moves. Slows enemy's recovery from attacks.
Megido 20 MP Deals almighty damage to a single target.
Petra Eyes 10 MP A magic affinity skill that inflicts stone (85%) on a single target.
Hell's Eyes 5 MP Deals death damage to a single target.
Tetrakarn 10 MP Reflects the next physical attack the user receives.
Gale Force 2 MP User enters a dodge stance, negating the next enemy shot or rapid move
and inflicting the stun ailment (100%).


Megami Ibunroku PersonaEdit

Order Type Subtype Level HP SP Drops
- Normal Normal 0 0 0 -
MAtk MDef
Strength 0
Vitality 0
Dexterity 0
Agility 0
Luck 0
0 0
Traits None
1h 2h Sp Ax Wp Th Ar Fs HG MG SG Ri Te Ru
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fi Ic Wi Er El Nc Bl Gr Ex Mi De Cu Nr ???
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Fog Breath Medium Nerve damage+Blind (area)
Stone Claw Light Tech damage+Petrify (1 foe)

Nyarlathotep MIP
Arcana Type Subtype Level SP cost Totem Returns °
Tower Dark Curse 66 29 Faceless Mask Ebon Rope Tablet
MAtk MDef
Strength 65
Vitality 60
Dexterity 36
Agility 31
Luck 52
190 155
Affinity Reiji
1h 2h Sp Ax Wp Th Ar Fs HG MG SG Ri Te Ru
Rs Rs Rs Rs Rs Wk Rs Rs Nu Nu Nu Nu - -
Fi Ic Wi Er El Nc Bl Gr Ex Mi De Cu Nr ???
- - - - - - - - Wk Wk Ab Rs Nu Rs
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Slumpa Inflicts Unlucky status (area)
3 Mudoon Death damage/Instant Angel kill (area)
4 Decover No HP recovery for 3 turns (1 foe)
5 Shibaboo Inflicts Bind status (area)
7 Outoma 25% chance to escape battle
8 Thunder Kick Light Tech damage (1 foe)

Persona 2: Innocent SinEdit

Try and surpass your father!
Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
- None 65 13308 - -
Traits No Personality
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 57
Vitality 52
Dexterity 58
Agility 53
Luck 51
250 240 170 171
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - - - - - - Nu Nu - Nu Nu
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Despairing Dream Enemies will take damage to their SP instead of HP (duration unknown).
Megidolaon Deal high Almighty damage to all enemies.
Firestorm Deal high Fire damage to all enemies.

Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
- None 63 5000 - -
Traits No Personality
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 52
Vitality 48
Dexterity 55
Agility 49
Luck 47
230 222 160 161
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - - - - - - Nu Nu - Nu Nu
List of Skills
Skill Effect
High Pressure Deal medium Almighty damage to all enemies.
Reminiscence Wave Deal high non-elemental damage to all enemies; causes Sleep status for Maya Amano.

Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
- Earth 63 5000 - -
Traits No Personality
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 52
Vitality 48
Dexterity 55
Agility 49
Luck 47
230 222 160 161
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - - - - - - Nu Nu - Nu Nu
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Earth's Anger Deal high Earth damage to all enemies.
Seals Raid Deal medium Havoc damage to all enemies. May instantly kill.

Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
- Wind 63 5000 - -
Traits No Personality
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 52
Vitality 48
Dexterity 55
Agility 49
Luck 47
230 222 160 161
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - - - - - - Nu Nu - Nu Nu
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Hurricane Deal high Wind damage to all enemies.
Delusion Channeling Deal heavy non-elemental damage to one enemy; causes Charm status for Jun Kurosu.

Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
- Water 63 5000 - -
Traits No Personality
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 52
Vitality 48
Dexterity 55
Agility 49
Luck 47
230 222 160 161
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - - - - - - Nu Nu - Nu Nu
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Fear Torrent Deal high Water damage to all enemies.
Master 18 Deal low non-elemental damage to one enemy 18 times.

Persona 2: Eternal PunishmentEdit

  • Fought if the player does not restore Lisa and Eikichi's memories.
Why did you come here? Heh... to spout gibberish?
Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
- None 77 8160 - -
Traits None
Crawling Chaos, one of Nyarlathotep's embodiments.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 67
Vitality 64
Technique 60
Agility 66
Luck 62
288 282 182 182
Sw Sh Sk Th Ak Fi Wt Wi Er Ic Ln Nc Ho Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - Wk Wk - - - - - Nu - Nu Nu
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Megidolaonn Inflicts large Almighty damage to all enemies.
Unperishable Black Reduces all enemies' HP by half.
Shadow Kill Inflicts Physical damage to all enemies.

  • Fought if the player restores either Lisa or Eikichi's memories.
Why did you come here? Heh... to spout gibberish?
Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
- None 80 8800 - -
Traits None
Crawling Chaos, one of Nyarlathotep's embodiments.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 69
Vitality 65
Technique 66
Agility 67
Luck 64
298 290 196 198
Sw Sh Sk Th Ak Fi Wt Wi Er Ic Ln Nc Ho Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - Wk - - - - - Nu - Nu Nu
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Unperishable Black Reduces all enemies' HP by half.
Guard Punish Inflicts Almighty damage to all enemies. Damage increases if the target is defending.
Shadow Kill Inflicts Physical damage to all enemies.

  • Fought if the player restores both Lisa and Eikichi's memories.
Why did you come here? Heh... to spout gibberish?
Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
- None 82 9560 - -
Traits None
Crawling Chaos, one of Nyarlathotep's embodiments.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 67
Vitality 69
Technique 70
Agility 66
Luck 67
298 302 206 210
Sw Sh Sk Th Ak Fi Wt Wi Er Ic Ln Nc Ho Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - - - - - - - Nu Nu Nu Nu
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Omega Cluster Renders the lowest level enemy Unconscious each turn. [Dark-element]
Unperishable Black Reduces all enemies' HP by half.
Guard Punish Inflicts Almighty damage to all enemies. Damage increases if the target is defending.
Shadow Kill Inflicts Physical damage to all enemies.

Are you afraid? No one can escape the shadows!
Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
- None 99 18000 - -
Traits None
A mass of gods with 1000 names and faces at the center of space.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 84
Vitality 80
Technique 83
Agility 85
Luck 75
366 358 245 248
Sw Sh Sk Th Ak Fi Wt Wi Er Ic Ln Nc Ho Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - - - - - - - Nu - Nu Nu
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Chaos Element Inflicts damage equal to [Persona level x random number between 1 and 8].
Wheel of Time Inflicts heavy Almighty damage to all enemies.
Crawling Chaos Inflicts heavy non-elemental damage + Silenced effect to an enemy.
Shadow Kill Inflicts Physical damage to all enemies.
Wheel of Fortune Seals the ability of changing Personas for all foes during eight turns.
Transient Ripple Nullifies enemy buffs, shields, and regeneration.

Devil SurvivorEdit

Race Level HP MP
Strength 26
Magic 19
Vitality 16
Agility 22
Vile 66 410
170
Racial / Auto Skill Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Mystic Mystic
Chaos Wave - Resist Resist Resist Resist Resist
Passive Skills
Mana Aid
HE WITHOUT POWER, LEAD ME, LEAD US TO PLEASURE. I AM NYALATOTEP THE VILE…
HUMAN... THY DESIRE IS TO FUSE ME, IS IT NOT? INTERESTING... I SHALL ALWAYS BE WATCHING…

Race Level HP MP
Strength 30
Magic 22
Vitality 19
Agility 23
Vile 78 485
300
Racial / Auto Skill Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Mystic Mystic
Chaos Wave - Resist Resist Resist Resist Resist
Passive Skills
Mana Aid
HE WITHOUT POWER, LEAD ME, LEAD US TO PLEASURE. I AM NYALATOTEP THE VILE…
HUMAN... THY DESIRE IS TO FUSE ME, IS IT NOT? INTERESTING... I SHALL ALWAYS BE WATCHING…

Devil Survivor 2Edit

Race Level HP MP
Strength 30
Magic 22
Vitality 19
Agility 25
Vile 80 495
336
Racial / Auto Skill Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Curse Curse
Chaos Breath - Resist Resist Resist Resist Resist
Passive Skills
Mana Aid
I am chaos, the no-faced. Vile Nyarlathotep. I am beyond space and time...
I am chaos, no-faced. Therefore my faces are infinite.


Battle QuotesEdit

Persona 2: Innocent SinEdit

  • "It is a father's nature to be the ultimate obstacle to his child. Very well... reach for your future with all your strength!" (Start of Great Father battle)
  • "Now, what will you do?" (Physical attack)
  • "Ahahahaha!" (Physical attack)
  • "Do you fear your father?" (Megidolaon)
  • "Heed your father's call!" (Firestorm/Despairing Dream)
  • "Prepare yourselves!" (Earth's Anger)
  • "Maya!" (High Pressure)
  • "Eikichi!" (Fear Torrent)
  • "Jun..." (Hurricane)
  • "Call me Papa." (Delusion Channeling)
  • "I hope you find happiness." (Reminiscence Wave, spoken by Maya's father)
  • "Do as I say!" (Master 18, spoken by Eikichi's father)
  • "You are Japanese!" (Seals Raid, spoken by Lisa's Father)
  • "Stop this!" (Taking damage)
  • "You've killed me..." (Defeat)
  • "Incredible. I have witnessed the powers you have fostered. Well done." (Battle End) 

Persona 2: Eternal PunishmentEdit

  • "Why did you come here? Heh... to spout gibberish?" (Contact of Moon Howler)
  • "What's wrong?" (Normal Attack)
  • "Contradiction, contradiction!" (Megidolaon)
  • "Weak..." (Unperishable Black)
  • "Perish!" (Wheel of Time)
  • "Fuhahahahaha! This is! Splendid! You are the first to see this form! Die with my highest praise!" (Start of Crawling Chaos Battle)
  • "Are you afraid? No one can ever escape the shadows" (Contact of Crawling Chaos)
  • "You cannot escape the wheel of fate!" (Escape ~ 1st Form)
  • "There is no escape...!" (Escape ~ 2nd Form)
  • "You will all die!" (Crawling Chaos [Skill] ~ 2nd Form)
  • "You're all DEAD!" (Transient Ripple ~ 2nd Form)
  • "This is your fate!" (Wheel of Fortune)
  • "I won't accept it!" (Contact ~ 2nd Form)
  • "Impossible...!" (Defeat ~ 2nd Form)
  • "Heheheh...Punishment..." (Player is Defeated)

GalleryEdit

 
P2I-kashiharaAkinari1
Nyarlathotep in the guise of Akinari Kashihara.
 
P2I-kashiharaAkinari2
Nyarlathotep/Kashihara's second portrait.
 
JokerNyarla
Joker's Persona, "Joker-Nyarlathotep" in Innocent Sin
 
Nyarlathotepfatherfusion
Great Father, Nyarlathotep fuses with the fathers of the main characters in Innocent Sin.
 
Kandori's Persona
Nyarlathotep as Takahisa Kandori's Persona in Eternal Punishment
 
MoonHowler
Nyarlathotep's Moon Howler form.
 
Nyarlathotep
Nyarlathotep's Crawling Chaos form.
 
Nyarlathotep
Nyarlathotep in the guise of Tatsuya Suou to the right of a tearful Maya Amano.
 
NyarlaKashiharaPortrait
Portrait of Nyarlathotep as Akinari Kashihara from Persona 2: Innocent Sin
 
NyarlaKashiharaTaunting
Nyarlathotep's taunting portrait from Persona 2: Innocent Sin
 
Maya's Dad(Nyar)
Portrait of Nyarlathotep as Masataka Amano from Persona 2: Innocent Sin
 
SMT2Nyarlathotep
Nyarlathotep's sprite in Shin Megami Tensei II
 
NIYARURATOHOTEPU
Nyarlathotep as he appears in Devil Survivor
 
Devil Survivor 2 (USA) 37 28339
Nyarlathotep as seen in Devil Survivor 2
 
Nyarlathotep Manga
Nyarlathotep as he appears in the Megami Ibunroku Persona manga

MusicEdit

Shin Megami Tensei Persona 2 Innocent Sin OST Kashihara01:40

Shin Megami Tensei Persona 2 Innocent Sin OST Kashihara

False Kashihara from Persona 2: Innocent Sin (PSX) OST

Persona 2 IS and EP - Final Battle01:28

Persona 2 IS and EP - Final Battle

Final Battle from Persona 2: Innocent Sin (PSX) OST

Nyarlathotep in Persona 2 duology has a musical theme titled False Kashihara (偽橿原) which shares the same motif with Philemon's. The arrangement uses eerie pads, stronger tom drum and human scream sound effect with strong reverberation.

The final battle theme against Nyarlathotep in both Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment continues to develop the same motif which shares the same choir phrases in the opening movie music and Order of the Holy Lance battle theme from the Innocent Sin OST.

TriviaEdit

  • Shadow Aigis' intro for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax shows her with a black butterfly, Nyarlathotep's symbol. Despite this, he has no role in the story.
  • The broken Buddha statue on Kandori's Persona-Nyarlathotep in Eternal Punishment is identical to the intact Buddha face that appears as the body of God Kandori in Megami Ibunroku Persona.
  • The fact that Nyarlathotep is the only known character to disguise as a Persona deliberately to manipulate a main antagonist (Kandori in the first Persona and Jun Kurosu / Joker in Innocent Sin) references his roles in the Cthulhu Mythos universe; while the other Mythos gods are often described as mindless or unfathomable, rather than truly malevolent, Nyarlathotep delights in cruelty, is deceptive and manipulative - deceiving the antagonists into believing he could grant them power (which he did at the cost of nearly losing their humanity) and manipulating them into becoming his pawns - and even cultivates followers and uses propaganda to achieve his goals - using rumors, Wang Long fortune telling, Sumaru TV (broadcasting Wang Long), and the Masked Circle (Innocent Sin) / Tenchu Army (Eternal Punishment) to ultimately destroy the world around Sumaru City.


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