The Zhu Que (朱雀) Vermilion Bird is one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations (Si Xiang) along with White Tiger, Xuanwu and Azure Dragon. According to Wu Xing, the Taoist five-elemental system, it represents the fire-element, the direction south, and the season summer correspondingly. Thus it is sometimes called the Vermilion Bird of the South and it is also known as Suzaku in Japan and Jujak in Korea. Occasionally confused with Feng Huang, although this confusion does make some sense when one is aware that non-Han variations of the Four Symbols consider the Feng Huang and the Suzaku as the same creature. Suzaku is an elegant and noble bird in both appearance and behavior, it is very selective in what it eats and where it perches, with its feathers in many different hues of Vermilion.
Known as Feng Huang, it is obtainable when the player is level 36 or higher. It has the ability to drain Electric spells and null Expel spells. However it is vulnerable to Ice spells. It also has the spell Liftoma, allowing the player to walk above damaging ground without any effects.
"The Vermilion Bird is one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations. According to Wu Xing, the Taoist five-elemental system, it represents the fire-element, the direction south, and the season summer correspondingly. Thus it is sometimes called the Vermilion Bird of the South and it is also known as Suzaku in Japan and Jujak in Korea."
—Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE Compendium
This demon is called Suzaku on the Japanese server and Zhu Que on the international. It appears as a notoriously rare boss in Kagurazaka Zhu Que Caverns' bronze instance. The game has been updated to increase the rate of his appearance two times since his implementation.
Players having met him have a chance to acquire the ability to fuse him. If a player has looted one of its wings, it is possible to watch the boss cutscenes for him at any time by speaking with the Will O' Wisp NPC in the dungeon's lobby.
Known as Suzak, he can perform the combo Evil Blaze with Redwing and Mega Flash with Solarius. Suzak also has the power FireWall. Suzakzom can be created through Relic Fusion using the Huge, Tusk, Mirror, the Air, Talon, Mirror, or the Air, Heavy, Tusk combos.
Known as Feng Huang. After the party has reached the top floor of the Karma Temple and if the player returns to the bottom, a Tribe member will notify Serph that several enemies have occupied old areas, later to be called the Four Guardian Beasts. If Serph returns to Svadhisthana on the opposite side of the floor where the room with Beelzebub was situated, he will find Suzaku as a human and she will subsequently attack the party.
Her battle follows the same pattern as Gui Xian, consisting of three stages where her attacks get progressivley stronger after dialogue sequences. If the party attempts to fully debuff her with -nda skills she will get 'pissed off' and use Psycho Rage, followed by Dekunda, four Makakaja spells, and then finish the sequence with either Maragidyne or Megidolaon. If the party casts any form of Fire Shield spell she will use Tarukaja and Physical attacks during her turns. Finally, once Suzaku gets low on HP she will warn the party that she will pick their bones dry and will use a very strong version of HP Thief the following round. This version of the spell can drain several hundred HP from a target.
One final note is that Suzaku does not possess the Dekaja skill, allowing the party to fully buff themself unhindered.
"One of the Ssu-Ling, celestial creatures in Chinese lore. It represents the direction south, the season of summer, and the element of fire. It is a giant bird that resembles a quail, and is said to chirp in five beautiful voices."
He is summoned by Hibiki to destroy a group of Legions shortly after Daichi and Io arrive at the place where the insurgeants are distributing provisions to a group of survivors. It is not known when or how Hibiki contracts with Suzaku.
In some official English versions, such as Devil Survivor 2 and Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, this demon is incorrectly translated as Feng Huang, one of the Four benevolent animals (Si Ling or Ssu-ling) of China. In the Japanese version this demon represents one of the Four Symbols, which is a completely different concept to the other.