Persephone as seen in Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers.

Persephone (ペルセポネー, Peruseponē)? is a recurring demon in the series.


Also known as Kore (lit. "The maiden"), she is the goddess daughter of Zeus and Demeter from Greek lore. She is the goddess of vegetation that was said to be kidnapped by Hades, leading to her becoming a goddess and queen of the underworld. There are many variations on the myth about what happened, but most have Hades kidnapping her and taking her to the underworld. Persephone's mother refused any deity that wanted to be with Persephone and kept them away from her, and it was said that Zeus gave her to his brother Hades.

After eating the food of the underworld, which is believed to have been pomegranate seeds, she would be forced to return to the underworld as all those who eat the underworlds food must return there. For this reason, Persephone spends one-third of the year with Hades and the rest with her mother.

In Roman myth she is called Proserpina, and her mother Ceres.



Shin Megami Tensei: Strange JourneyEdit

"The goddess who became Hades' wife in Greek lore. She is said to have the power to bring fertility to the earth. While playing with the Oceanids, the earth cracked and Hades appeared to take her away to the underworld. Without her, the earth grew barren, but she was able to return for several months of each year, bringing fertility back while she was free."
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Compendium

Persephone appears as a normal enemy in Sector Grus. She also has a part in the EX Mission That unforgettable taste..., in which it is revealed she is friends with Hariti, giving the protagonist a human-flavored Pomegranate to sate Hariti's taste for human flesh.

Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

Persephone participates in the Challenge Quest, RxW Smacktacular XIII. Part of Team Red, she is found in Shinjuku Golden Gai. Stated that her sorrow is as sweet as the fruit that doomed her, the unwilling queen of the underworld admits that she's not into murdering people, but since participating lets her be on TV and its part of her job, she wants to get it over with. The hunter after the fight mentions all her opponents had smiles on their faces when they died.

Shin Megami Tensei IV ApocalypseEdit

Persephone can be encountered in the main temple of Tsukiji Konganji. She can teach Nanashi the Bufudyne, Death's Door and Mamudoon skills through her Demon Whisper. Persephone benefits from learning Darkness, Ice and ailment skills.

Persona 2: Innocent Sin (PSP)Edit

Persephone is the final boss of the two part "School of the Heart" Climax Theater quest. She is the malevolent side of the phantom Akari Torikiri, who "infected" Naozumi Kariyazaki and his students and remade them into her "ideal" classmates. After fighting the fragments of the Parasite Persona and defeating Kariyazaki (and a female teacher who Persephone temporarily remade into a second Kariyazaki), Persephone appears from the students' phones and attacks the party, but is defeated.


Shin Megami Tensei: Strange JourneyEdit

Race Alignment Level HP MP
Strength 35
Magic 39
Vitality 37
Agility 40
Luck 33
Reaper Dark-Neutral 58 484
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Electricity Wind Expel Curse Almighty
Single foe/1/Physical/None - - - - Weak Null Null Null -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
- - - - - Null - - - -
Natural Skills
Magarudyne Binding Cry Charmdi
D-Source Skills
Samarecarm Magarudyne Mana Bonus
Item Drops
Reaper Fruit Life Stone Revival Bead

Shin Megami Tensei IVEdit

Race Level HP MP
Strength 54
Dexterity 60
Magic 78
Agility 51
Luck 72
Reaper 57 315 306
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - - Null Weak - Resist Null
Ailment Resistance -
Normal Attack Phys x1 hit, 1 enemy
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Bufudyne 14 MP Heavy ice damage to one foe. Innate
Death's Door 10 MP 1 point of damage to all foes but drops remaining HP to 1 to sick targets. Innate
Mamudoon 30 MP 55% instantly kills all foes. Dark-type. 58

Shin Megami Tensei IV ApocalypseEdit

Race Level HP MP
Strength 39
Dexterity 51
Magic 87
Agility 53
Luck 69
Reaper 57 370 306
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - - Null Weak - - Null
Ailment Resistance None
Normal Attack Phys x1, 1 enemy
Skill Affinities Dark Dark +3 · Ice Ice +2 · Ailment Ailment +2 · Fire Fire -2 · Support Support -2 · Electricity Electricity -3
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Bufudyne 20 MP Heavy ice damage to one foe. Innate
Death's Door 35 MP 1 point of damage to all foes but drops remaining HP to 1 to sick targets. Innate
Mamudoon 28 MP Heavy dark damage to all foes. Smirk +55% instant death 58

Devil Summoner: Soul HackersEdit

Persephone DSSH
Race Level HP MP St In Ma En Ag Lu
Reaper 38 410 189 9 14 20 10 12 5
16 1212 Calm 94 60 112 59 177 48
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
- - Expel, Death, Mind, Curse - -
List of Skills
Mudola Bufula Mazio
Marin Karin Petra Eyes

Persona 2: Innocent SinEdit

Persephone IS
Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
- None 25 2250 ¥5,500 -
Traits None
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 30
Vitality 30
Dexterity 35
Agility 25
Luck 30
77 88 63 81
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
14 14 14 14 14 1.5× 1.5× 1.5× 1.5× 1.5× 1.5× 1.5× Nu Nu 1.5× Nu Nu
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Swift Strike Deal low Havoc + Elec damage multiple times to all enemies. May shock.
Gigantic Fist Deal high Strike damage to one enemy.
Gryva Deal medium Almighty damage to an enemy group.
Mudo Deal instant Dark kill to one enemy.
Poison Breath Deal Almighty poison ailment to an enemy group.
Tarukaja Increase one ally's physical attack.


Persephone Card
Persephone in Card Summoner