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Okuninushi Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Design

Okuninushi (オオクニヌシ?, or 大国主?, lit. "Great Nation Lord") is a demon in the series.

History Edit

Okuninushi (大国主, "The Lord of the Great Nation") is one of the Kunitsu and former ruler of Izumo, until Ninigi took over. In compensation he was made ruler of the unseen realm of spirits and magic. He's said to be the God of Nation-building, Business, and Medicine.

Before becoming the ruler of Izumo, Okuninushi and his brothers, eighty gods altogether, were all suitors seeking the hand of Princess Yakami (or Yagami) of Inaba in marriage. They were all traveling together from their home country of Izumo to the neighboring Inaba to court her. 

Along the way, the brothers encounter a poor little rabbit or hare, flayed and raw-skinned, lying in agony upon a sea shore. The group asks what happened, and the hare explains that he came from the island of Oki across the sea. The gods who listened on were cruel-hearted, and as a prank, instructed the hare to wash himself in the briny sea, and blow himself dry in the wind. The hare was of course in much more stinging pain than was before. Then came along Ōkuninushi lagging far behind, due to evidently being treated as a luggage carrier. The gentle-hearted god told the hare to go to the mouth of the river and wash himself in the fresh water, then gather the flowering spikes of cattail plants growing all around, and scatter the catkins on the ground and tumble around until he is covered by fleece. The cured rabbit makes a divined prediction that Okuninushi will be the one to win Princess Yakami.

Just as the rabbit predicted, Princess Yakami/Yagami pronounces before the eighty gods that she chooses Ōkuninushi as her mate. The rival gods, his brothers, were all furious, and conspire to slay him.

They compel him, on pain of death, to chased down a red boar, which was really a boulder heated red hot. Okuninushi dies of burns, but his mother, Kushinada-Hime, petitions Kami-Masubi one of the creator deities, and she dispatches two clam goddessess, Kisagai-hime and Umugi-hime, to restore him.

His rivals then trick him into walking onto a fresh tree log split open and held apart by a wedge, and snap him shut, killing him a second time. His mother revives him once again, and bids him to seek out Susano-o, who has been banished to the Netherworld.

In the underworld, he met the storm god Susano-o and his daughter Suseri-Hime, with whom he shortly fell in love. Of course, Susanoo was aghast. In response, he sent Okuninushi through various trials, such as making Okuninushi sleep with snakes, centipedes, and wasps and escaped a burning meadow, which he survived thanks to a scarf that Suseri-hime gave him beforehand which protected him.

By now, after all his various attempts of murder, Susano-o was beginning to actually approve of Okuninushi. One night, after he told Okuninushi to wash his hair and go to sleep, Okuninushi tied Susano-o's hair to the rafters of his palace, and fled with Suseri-hime. He took Susanoo's bow, arrows and koto with him. When the couple made their escape, the koto brushed against a tree, awakening Susano-o. The god jumped up, and pulled down the palace with his hair. At the borders of the underworld, Susano-o almost caught up with the elopers and called out to them, advising Okuninushi to fight his brothers with Susanoo's weapons. Okuninushi asked him to make Suseri-Hime his wife, and to build a palace at the foot of Mount Uka, which he agreed to. After the entire ordeal was over, Okuninushi became ruler of the province of Izumo.

Sometime after this, Okuninushi was told to build the world with the help of the dwarf deity Sukuna-Hikona. The two together formulated the arts of medicine, means of controlling disasters caused by birds and insects, and became close friends.



Shin Megami Tensei III: NocturneEdit

"A terrestrial deity and descendant of Susanowo, he is an important god in Japanese Izumo mythology. He is a peaceful god who prefers not to fight."
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Compendium

Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINEEdit

"A god of the earth in Japanese mythology, and an important figure in the myths of Izumo. He is exceedingly handsome and has power over agriculture and medicine.
He overcame a series of difficult tasks set for him by Susano'o to win the hand of Susano'o's daughter Suseri-hime in marriage. Later, he used a large sword borrowed from Susano'o to defeat his brothers, the "Eighty Gods," and built for himself a domain and a great palace in Izumo. From this myth, he was considered to be the ancestor of Izumo-no-Kenmei.
Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE Compendium

Okuninushi can only be acquired through fusion. He appears regularly within Ichigaya's Kagurazaka Zhu Que gold instance and spawns alongside Susano-O in one of his boss rooms.

Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

"A Kunitsu deity of Japanese mythology that governs agriculture and medicine. Said to have built the country of Izumo with Susano-o's daughter, Suseri-Hime."
Shin Megami Tensei IV Profile

Okuninushi can be found in the Chiyoda region at the Kanda Shrine. After the fight against Kuebiko a Challenge Quest called Demon Guarding the Shrine will be available. Okuninushi must be defeated as he is attacking humans who he believes are responsible for the destruction of the Field of Autumn Leaves (Akihabara), which was actually the Ashura-kai's doing. Now he seeks to deliver Divine Punishment to all humans for spoiling the earth after learning Flynn is attempting to slay him. As he dies he apologizes to his friend for not keeping his promise.

Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King AbaddonEdit

Okuninushi appears in a special Case File pitting Raidou against several of the Kunitsu bosses of the previous game. He is the leader of a stray squad of Yomi-Kugutsu, and, possessed by the undying fury of the Kunitsu, seeks to stamp out their rivals the Amatsu, and establish a land of the dead; he is also particularly angry about the defeat of his close friend Sukuna-Hikona, believing his death was manipulated by the Amatsu.

Once defeated, the malevolent desire will fade away, but he establishes the Kunitsu's grudge is still latent, and asks Raidou to purge it from other deities who might be possessed by the bloodlust. He frees Tsunagatsu of his curse upon learning the quest to beat him came from him, noting that he could only seal away the curse for 100 years.

Devil Survivor OverclockedEdit

Okuninushi appears in Amane's 8th day route as an antagonist and final boss. Unwilling to leave Japan in the hands of the Messiah, he threatens to destroy the nation and rebuild it anew unless the protagonist can fulfill his terms: to guide the first murderer, Cain/Naoya, to salvation as a sign of worth.

During the final battle, he revives twice due to the power of his mother. After the second revival, Naoya arrives and places a barrier to prevent him from reviving. Upon his defeat, Okuninushi agrees to abdicate Japan to the protagonist. He will be unlocked for fusion upon continuing from a Clear Save.


Shin Megami Tensei III: NocturneEdit

39 Kishin 312 165 16 16 13 11 10
Strong Void Drains Repels Weak
- Death - Expel -
Obtainable Fusion only
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Chaos Blade 32% HP Small physical damage and 30% panic to random foes. High accuracy.
Power related to user's max HP.
Mamudo 15 MP 20% instant kill to all foes. Death-type. Innate
Wooing Convo Recruits neutral demon. Works best for young male talker to female target.
Male wooer may enrage the male target.
Agidyne 10 MP Heavy fire damage to one foe. 41
Makajamon 11 MP 20% mute to all foes. Curse-type. 42
Beckon Call 20 MP Summons one demon randomly from party stock. 43

Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

Kunitsu 34 416 82 50 44 35 40 33
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Elec Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - - Weak - - Resist Resist
Ailment resistance None
Normal attack Physical, two hits, one enemy
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Dream Fist 9 MP Weak physical damage and 70% sleep to one foe. Innate
Healing Knowhow Auto Allows equipper to use healing items in battle. Innate
Diarama 9 MP Restores medium amount of HP to one ally. 36
Estoma Sword 25 MP Allows the player's "attack" on the field to banish enemies that are lower leveled.
It also automatically banishes enemies on the map.
Required quest Demon Guarding the Shrine

Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King AbaddonEdit

Return of the DeadEdit

Level Order HP ST MA VI LU Conversation Investigation
69 Tokyogami 10900 28 25 22 13 - -
Resists Block Absorbs Weak Frail
Mind Gun, Ice, Death - - Elec
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Rush Light Phys dmg, dash attack +Dizzy(Low)
Terror Blizzard Ice dmg to all
Mighty Blow Heavy Phys dmg to an enemy +Dizzy(Med)


Level Order HP ST MA VI LU Conversation Investigation
35 Frost 482 19 17 13 5 Sweet Talk Cool Down, Intimidate
Resists Block Absorbs Weak Frail
Mind Gun/Ice/Death - - Elec
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Bufudyne 18 MAG Heavy Splash Ice dmg. Stun: Long Innate
Diarama 22 MAG Moderately restores HP. 1 Ally 36
Tarukaja 14 MAG Raises Phys attack until battle ends. All allies 37
Halve Mind Passive Halves susceptibility to ailments Max Loyalty

Giten Megami Tensei: Tokyo MokushirokuEdit

Race Alignment Level HP MP
Kishin Light-Chaos 42 1353 540
CP Intuition Will Power Magic Intelligence Divine Protection
73 47 45 50 32 36
Strength Stamina Agility Dexterity Charm
68 62 55 24 64
List of Skills
Zionga Cursed Word Sweet Breath
Kagemetsu-ha Ziodyne Mudoon

Persona 3/FES/PortableEdit

Level Arcana St Ma En Ag Lu
44 Temperance 33 37 27 26 29
Inherit Resists Block Absorbs Reflects Weak
Fire Light Fire - - Ice
Skill Card ?
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Maragion 12 SP Deals medium Fire damage to all foes. Innate
Mighty Swing 10% HP Deals medium Slash damage to one foe. Innate
Agidyne 12 SP Deals heavy Fire damage to one foe. 46
Fire Boost Passive Strengthens Fire attacks by 25%. 47
Fire Break 40 SP Reduces 1 foe's Fire resistance to average. 48
Apt Pupil Passive Increases user's Critical Rate. 49

Persona 4Edit

Level Arcana ST MA EN AG LU
41 Emperor 29 34 25 20 22
Inherit Resists Block Absorbs Reflects Weak
Electricity - - - Electricity Wind
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Zionga 8 SP Inflicts a moderate amount of Electricity damage on one enemy. Innate
Blade of Fury 18% HP Medium Phys damage x2 - x4 to all enemies.. Innate
Counterstrike Passive 15% chance of repelling a Physical attack. 43
Mazionga 16 SP Inflicts a moderate amount of Electricity damage on all enemies. 44
Apt Pupil Passive Doubles the chance of delivering a Critical Hit. 45
Elec Boost Passive Electricity damage output is increased by 25%. 46
Null Wind Passive Become immune to Wind attacks. Takes precedence over Resist Wind. 47

Persona Q: Shadow of the LabyrinthEdit

Level Arcana HP + SP + Inherit Extract
34 Emperor 121 20 Reppu Strike
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Reppu Strike 92 HP A medium Cut + Wind attack. (1 enemy) Innate
Safeguard 12 SP Take attacks in place of an ally, with reduced damage. (1 ally) Innate
Magic Mallet Passive [Navi] Higher rate of rare materials from Power Spots. 35
Endure Passive Withstand damage that brings HP down to 0 with 1 HP. 36
Marakukaja 18 SP Raise defense for 3 turns. (Party) 37
Vorpal Blade 94 HP A heavy Cut attack. (1 enemy) 38
Null Sleep Passive Prevent Sleep. 39

Devil Children White BookEdit

Okuninushi Child
Class Element Type Exp Level HP MP
King Earth Ghost 1110 52 567 242
52 52 53 51 53 50
List of Skills
Gaia BreakDark SaberMakarakarn

Digital Devil Saga: Avatar TunerEdit

Level Race HP MP Drops
46 Evil 384 384
Resists Void Absorbs Reflects Weak
- Force, Expel, Death - - Poison, Nerve
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Chi Blast Moderate Physical damage to all enemies. Has a higher chance of Critical
Sakura Rage Moderate Physical damage to random enemies with a chance of charm
Taunt Drastically increases Physical attack and lowers defense of all enemies
Expel Repel Expel Repel to all allies for one turn

Devil Survivor OverclockedEdit

Boss (Amane's 8th Day route)Edit

Level Race HP MP ST MA VI AG
80 Kishin  ???  ??? 31 22 27 33
Racial/Auto Skill DeSu2 Physical Icon Phys DeSu2 Fire Icon Fire DeSu2 Ice Icon Ice DeSu2 Elec Icon Elec DeSu2 Force Icon Force Curse DESU2 Mystic
Creator Null Reflect Resist Resist Resist Null
Command Skills
Holy Strike Deathbound Maragidyne
Passive Skills
Anti-All Pierce Beast Eye*

Summonable AllyEdit

Level Race HP MP ST MA VI AG
87 Kishin 912 218 31 22 27 23
Racial/Auto Skill DeSu2 Physical Icon Phys DeSu2 Fire Icon Fire DeSu2 Ice Icon Ice DeSu2 Elec Icon Elec DeSu2 Force Icon Force Curse DESU2 Mystic
Double Up -- Reflect -- -- -- Weak
Command Skills
Holy Strike - -
Passive Skills
Anti-All * - -
"Are you the one who summoned me? I am Okuninushi, the Kishin. Let us work together."
"I see… If you find it to be necessary, then by all means, use me."


Artwork in Devil Children White Book
Model in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
Model in Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE
Okuninushi - Raidou Kuzunoha vs The Soulless Army
Okuninushi as he appears in Raidou Kuzunoha vs The Soulless Army

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