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Taksaka

Official artwork from Devil Children Red/Black Book.

Taksaka (タクシャカ, Takushaka)? is a demon in the series.

HistoryEdit

In Hindu mythology Takshaka was a great Naga King that was driven out of his home in the Khandava Forest by the Pandava brothers and forced to build a new city known as Takshasila, where he ruled over the naga race. Seeking vengeance for the injustice of being driven from his own home, he set his sights on king Parikshit, the grandson of the third Pandava brother Arjuna. Takshaka poisoned Parikshit's food causing him to fall gravely ill. Help was sought from a priest of the Kasyapa tribe, the only man able to cure poisoning caused by a naga, but Takshaka had already bribed the priest not to help and Parikshit died.

Enraged by this, Parikshit's son and new ruler king Janamejaya marched his armies against Takshasila once again forcing the nagas from their homes and expelling them from his kingdom. With no land remaining, Takshaka became a bandit who robbed travellers between the kingdom of Paushya and his former city of Takshasila.

One day he unwittingly robbed a man named Utanka who turned to the king Janamejaya for help, reminding him of his father's fate. King Janamejaya decided to direct the full force of his army at the naga race and wipe them out, once again forcing Takshaka to fall back to the kingdom of the devas to seek the protection of Indra. He was however, captured, and taken back to Janamejaya as a prisoner. Janamejaya was to have Takshaka and the other naga chiefs executed, but the pleas of the Brahmin sage Astika lead Janamejaya to have a change of heart, and he and the other nagas were set free. They returned to the city of Takshasila and all hostilities between the two kingdoms ceased.

Takshaka also appears in Buddhist mythology as fifth of the Eight Naga Kings. Here he was counted among Buddha's audience while he delivered his Sutra of the Lotus.

AppearancesEdit

StatsEdit

Persona 2: Innocent SinEdit

Taksaka IS demon
Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
Strength Fire 43 356 Physical Guard -
Traits Forceful, Gloomy, Wise Ptalk Indra
Cunning king of snakes in Indian lore.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 34
Vitality 38
Dexterity 34
Agility 35
Luck 30
107 129 71 83
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 Nu Nu 24 Nu Nu
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Venom Bite Deal low Havoc + Almighty damage to one enemy. May poison.
Photon Cannon Deal high Havoc damage to all enemies.
Dust Cloud Deal Almighty illusion ailment to one enemy.

Taksaka IS
I am Taksaka, king of Nagas... Hm... So you are my other self?
Very well. I shall lend you my strength.
Arcana Type Level SP cost Bonus Returns °
Strength Fire 43 28 St +1 Battle Naga
Traits Forceful, Gloomy, Wise
Cunning king of snakes in Indian lore.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 34
Vitality 38
Dexterity 34
Agility 35
Luck 30
154 162 102 104
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 Nu Nu 24 Nu Nu
Summon Information
Tarot Cards 172 Tarot Card Symbol 2.png Strength Cards
Mutates Into Taksaka mutates into Bacchus
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Agilao Deal medium Fire damage to one enemy.
3 Venom Bite Deal low Havoc + Almighty damage to one enemy. May poison.
4 Dust Cloud Deal Almighty illusion ailment to one enemy.
6 Firestorm Deal high Fire damage to all enemies.
7 Grydyne Deal high Almighty damage to an enemy group.
8 Photon Cannon Deal high Havoc damage to all enemies.
Mutation Makarakarn Reflect one magical attack for one ally.

Persona 2: Eternal PunishmentEdit

Takshaka EP demon
Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
Strength Fire 43 604 Bead of Protection -
Traits Bluff, Gloomy, Wise Ptalk Indra
Naga King whose evil deeds are countless.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 34
Vitality 38
Technique 34
Agility 35
Luck 30
145 157 102 104
Sw Sh Sk Th Ak Fi Wt Wi Er Ic Ln Nc Ho Dk Al Nr Mn
24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 Nu Nu 24 Nu Nu
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Photon Cannon Inflicts large Attack damage to all enemies.
Fire Breath Inflicts Fire damage (depends on the level of the caster) to all enemies. *

Takshaka
I am Taksaka, king of the Nagas... Ah... You are a part of me?
Very well, I shall lend you my strength.
Arcana Type Level SP cost Bonus Returns °
Strength Fire 43 28 STR +1 Pressure Card
Traits Bluff, Gloomy, Wise
Naga King whose evil deeds are countless.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 34
Vitality 38
Technique 34
Agility 35
Luck 30
145 157 102 104
Sw Sh Sk Th Ak Fi Wt Wi Er Ic Ln Nc Ho Dk Al Nr Mn
24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 Nu Nu 24 Nu Nu
Summon Information
Tarot Cards 172 Tarot Card Symbol 2.png Strength Cards
Mutates Into Can mutate into Nodens.
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Corrosive Fluid Small Attack damage + Poisoned effect to an enemy. (28% chance)
3 Agilao Inflicts medium Fire damage to an enemy.
4 Bite Inflicts small Attack damage to an enemy.
6 Fire Breath Inflicts Fire damage (depends on the level of the caster) to all enemies. *
7 Fire Wall Nullifies Fire type attacks targeted toward the entire party. (Until battle ends)
8 Grydyne Inflicts large Almighty damage to a group of enemies.
Mutation Photon Cannon Inflicts large Attack damage to all enemies.
Unknown Power
Defense Type Reflects or nullifies the incoming attack.

Devil Children Black/Red BookEdit

Class Element Type Level HP MP Exp
Elite Water Evil 29 304 137 355
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
27 23 25 21 24 23
List of Skills
Bufu Bufula Pulinpa
Media Mabufu Recarm


Devil Children Black Book/Red Book (PS)Edit

Class Element Type Level HP MP Exp
Elite Water Evil 29 304 137 355
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
27 23 25 21 24 23
List of Skills
Bufu Bufula Pulinpa
Media Mabufu Recarm


Devil Children White BookEdit

Class Element Type Level HP MP Exp
Elite Water Evil 29 304 137 355
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
27 23 25 21 24 23
List of Skills
Bufu Bufula Pulinpa
Media Mabufu Recarm

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