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Thanatos

Thanatos as he appears in Devil Summoner.

Thanatos (タナトス, Tanatosu)? is a demon in the series.

HistoryEdit

Thanatos is personification of death and mortality in Greek Mythology. He is commonly known as a harbinger of peaceful death, bringing the eternal sleep of death to the world while more violent gods were responsible for harsher death. In the Greek Poem, Theogony, Thanatos (Greek: θάνατος — Death) is one of the sons of Nyx and is the elder twin brother of Hypnos. In the earliest mythological accounts, Thanatos is the harbinger of peaceful death, bringing eternal sleep to the world. Characterized as indiscriminate and merciless, Thanatos is detested by all and he hates them in return, all too happy to bring mortals to their fated end. Thanatos is perceived by Greek poets as a fearsome, sword-wielding, shaggy bearded specter and fierce of countenance. He is a harbinger of suffering and grief, and his coming was marked by pain.

In later eras, Thanatos is portrayed again as an angel of Death, associated more with a gentle passing than a woeful demise, guiding mortals after their death. Many Roman sarcophagi depict him as a winged boy, very much akin to Cupid. The depiction of Thanatos in Persona 3 seems to be derived more from the earliest mythological accounts, being characterized as a grim warrior surrounded by a mantle of metal coffins.

AppearancesEdit

ProfileEdit

Megami Ibunroku PersonaEdit

Thanatos appears as the boss of the Thanatos Tower in the Snow Queen arc, as the Persona of Yuriko Yamamoto. Yuriko takes Thanatos' form when the party refuses her offer to give them eternal youth by killing them.

In battle, Thanatos is aided by eight Tentacles. These tentacles are the only enemies in the game not classified under an Order. Once Thanatos has been defeated, it will assume the form of an eyeball which can only cast the Hell Eyes skill.

Thanatos is the sole member of the Reaper Order in the PlayStation version of the game. His Order was changed to Tyrant in both the Japanese and English versions of the PSP port.

Persona 3Edit

"The Greek god of death, he is the son of Nyx and the brother of Hypnos. He is depicted as a young man with an inverted torch and wreath or butterfly in his hands"
Persona 3 Compendium
Thanatos sprite

Thanatos is the ultimate Persona of the Death Arcana in Persona 3. It first appears near the beginning of the game, when the protagonist first attempts to summon Orpheus. Thanatos emerges from Orpheus' head, ripping Orpheus apart and mercilessly slicing apart the Arcana Magician looming ahead. Later, the protagonist can gain accessibility to Thanatos after the Social Link with Pharos is completed.

Thanatos' fusion prerequisite requires all the Personas of the Death Arcana, namely Loa, Pale Rider, Samael, Mot and Alice to perform a pentagon-spread fusion in the Velvet Room. Thanatos also grants the equipment Ring of Darkness, which repels Darkness-based attacks, as his Heart Item.

Ryoji Mochizuki's true form as Death looks identical to Thanatos, seeing that Thanatos can be the manifestation of Ryoji's friendship with the protagonist during his form as Pharos.

FESEdit

Thanatos' role and attribute remains relatively the same from the original game. However, the fusion prerequisite now requires an additional Persona, namely Ghoul, an exclusive Persona of the Death Arcana in Persona 3 FES to perform a hexagon-spread fusion in the Velvet Room.

In the playable epilogue of Persona 3 FES, titled the Answer, Thanatos can also be summoned in the Velvet Room by Aigis through normal fusion.

Persona 4 ArenaEdit

Thanatos now serves as Elizabeth's Persona. He is the only Persona in the game that is capable of using all the Elemental Spells.

Persona Q: Shadow of the LabyrinthEdit

Thanatos is one of the DLC Sub-Personas, which can be downloaded for $2. His unique skill is Door of Hades, which hits all enemies with a heavy Almighty attack, with a high chance to instantly kill, once per turn for three turns.

Lord of Vermilion Re: 2Edit

Thanatos appears alongside Pallas Athena, Izanagi and Messiah as one of the Personas featured in Lord of Vermilion Re: 2, once again serving as Elizabeth's Persona. Thanatos enables Elizabeth to use Megidolaon, which is considered a Physical Ability in the game.

StatsEdit

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil SummonerEdit

Thanatos Devil Summoner
Race Level HP MP St In Ma Ag Lu
Reaper 32 176 153 11 8 19 10 5
CP NOA Personality P.ATK P.HIT B.DEF AVD M.ATK M.DEF
237 1 Prideful 86 61 80 61 42 32


Megami Ibunroku PersonaEdit

  • Thanatos is aided by four tentacles of each type. After being defeated, Thanatos becomes Thanatos (Eyeball) and all remaining tentacles are destroyed.

Thanatos P1
Order Type Subtype Level HP SP
Reaper / Tyrant - Curse 50 2850 3028
MAtk MDef
Strength 33
Vitality 45
Dexterity 35
Agility 23
Luck 41
123 126
1h 2h Sp Ax Wp Th Ar Fs HG MG SG Ri Te Ru
24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 1.25× 1.25× 1.25× 1.25× 1.25× 1.25×
Fi Ic Wi Er El Nc Bl Gr Ex Mi De Cu Nr ???
1.75× - - - - - - Nu Nu Dr 24 2.5×
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Slumpa Inflicts Unlucky status (area)
Decover No HP recovery for 3 turns (1 foe)
Desanga No Persona change for 3 turns (1 foe)
Deathtika Instant Curse kill (1 foe)
Hell Eyes Instant Death kill (1 foe)
Dark Verdict Heavy Curse damage (area)

Thanatos Tentacle
Order Type Subtype Level HP SP
- - - 40 820 0
MAtk MDef
Strength 42
Vitality 39
Dexterity 20
Agility 26
Luck 20
102 107
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 ???
Dr Dr Dr Dr Nu - Nu - 24 -

Thanatos Tentacle
Order Type Subtype Level HP SP
- - - 40 820 0
MAtk MDef
Strength 42
Vitality 39
Dexterity 20
Agility 26
Luck 20
102 107
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 ???
Dr Dr Dr Dr Nu - Nu - 24 -

Thanatos Eyeball
Order Type Subtype Level HP SP
Reaper / Tyrant Dark Curse 46 999 -
MAtk MDef
Strength 33
Vitality 45
Dexterity 31
Agility 19
Luck 37
115 118
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 ???
2.5× - - - - - - - Nu - Nu - 24 2.5×
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Hell Eyes Instant Death kill (1 foe)

Thanatos P1
Order Type Subtype Level HP SP
Reaper / Tyrant - Curse 64 4500 4650
MAtk MDef
Strength 43
Vitality 55
Dexterity 41
Agility 29
Luck 51
147 150
1h 2h Sp Ax Wp Th Ar Fs HG MG SG Ri Te Ru
24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 1.25× 1.25× 1.25× 1.25× 1.25× 1.25×
Fi Ic Wi Er El Nc Bl Gr Ex Mi De Cu Nr ???
1.75× - - - - - - Nu Nu Dr 24 2.5×
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Slumpa Inflicts Unlucky status (area)
Decover No HP recovery for 3 turns (1 foe)
Desanga No Persona change for 3 turns (1 foe)
Deathtika Instant Curse kill (1 foe)
Hell Eyes Instant Death kill (1 foe)
Dark Verdict Heavy Curse damage (area)

Thanatos Tentacle
Order Type Subtype Level HP SP
- - - 44 980 0
MAtk MDef
Strength 44
Vitality 42
Dexterity 21
Agility 29
Luck 23
139 145
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 ???
Dr Dr Dr Dr Nu - Nu - 24 -

Thanatos Tentacle
Order Type Subtype Level HP SP
- - - 44 980 0
MAtk MDef
Strength 44
Vitality 42
Dexterity 21
Agility 29
Luck 23
139 145
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 ???
Dr Dr Dr Dr Nu - Nu - 24 -

Thanatos Eyeball
Order Type Subtype Level HP SP
Reaper / Tyrant Dark Curse 50 999 -
MAtk MDef
Strength 35
Vitality 47
Dexterity 33
Agility 21
Luck 41
123 126
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 ???
2.5× - - - - - - - Nu - Nu - 24 2.5×
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Hell Eyes Instant Death kill (1 foe)

Persona 3Edit

Arcana Level
Strength 48
Magic 51
Endurance 44
Agility 39
Luck 40
Death 64
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Dark Dark - - - Light
Heart Item Ring of Darkness
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Megidola 65 SP Deals heavy Almighty damage to all foes. Innate
Tempest Slash 13% HP Deals heavy Slash damage to one foe. (1-2 hits) Innate
Evil Smile 10 SP Instills Fear in all foes. (25% chance) Innate
Ghastly Wail 15 SP Instantly kills all foes who are fearful. 67
Virus Breath 40 SP Deals damage / Poisons all foes. (25% of HP / 25% chance) 69
1hSwd Master Passive Doubles damage dealt by a 1-handed sword. 71

Arcana Level
Strength 48
Magic 51
Endurance 44
Agility 39
Luck 40
Death 64
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Dark Dark - - Slash/Strike Light
Skill Card Megidola (Lv 73) Heart Item Ring of Darkness
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Ghastly Wail 15 SP Instantly kills all foes who are fearful. Innate
Tempest Slash 13% HP Deals heavy Slash damage to one foe. (1-2 hits) Innate
Megidola 65 SP Deals heavy Almighty damage to all foes. Innate
Mahamaon 24 SP Light: instant kill, all foes (high odds). (40% chance) 66
1hSwd Master Passive Doubles damage dealt by a 1-handed sword. 68
Brave Blade 20% HP Deals severe Slash damage to one foe. 71

Arcana Level
Strength 51
Magic 51
Endurance 44
Agility 39
Luck 40
Death 64
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Dark Dark - - Slash/Strike Light
Heart Item Ring of Darkness
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Ghastly Wail 15 SP Instantly kills all foes who are fearful. Innate
Tempest Slash 13% HP Deals heavy Slash damage to one foe. (1-2 hits) Innate
Megidola 65 SP Deals heavy Almighty damage to all foes. Innate
Mahamaon 24 SP Light: instant kill, all foes (high odds). (40% chance) 66
Maragidyne 24 SP Deals heavy Fire damage to all foes. 68
Brave Blade 20% HP Deals severe Slash damage to one foe. 71

Persona Q: Shadow of the LabyrinthEdit

Arcana Level HP + SP + Inherit Extract Fragment
Death 70 187 54 - Infinite Link -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Flame Link 48 HP A light Cut + Fire attack. (1 enemy) [Link damage with allies' attacks] Innate
Primal Force 178 HP A heavy Stab attack, ignoring target's resistances and buffs. (1 enemy) Innate
Door of Hades 78 SP 3 heavy Almighty attacks, 1 per turn. High chance of instant kill. (All Enemies) 71
Infinite Link Passive Raise damage dealt with first hit and number of Links. 72
Death's Scythe Passive Greatly raise damage against enemies with status ailments. 73
Endure Passive Withstand damage that brings HP down to 0 with 1 HP 74
Heroic Gemini Passive Low chance of attack skills executing twice. 75
Colossal Swing Passive Low chance to add splash effect on single-target attack skills. 76


GalleryEdit

 
Thanatos
Thanatos artwork from the Devil Summoner series
 
Thanatos-Concept
Concept artwork of Thanatos
 
P3Art
Thanatos in Gekkoukan High School.
 
ProtagonistAndThanatos
The protagonist and Thanatos
 
Thanatos in Persona 3 manga adaption
Thanatos in Persona 3 Manga
 
Thantos concept artwork
Concept artwork of Thanatos in Persona 3 The Movie
 
P3M concept art of Thanatos
Thanatos's Persona 3 The Movie concept design
 
Thantos in P3 Movie
Thanatos in Persona 3 The Movie
 
Thanatos P4A
Thanatos artwork from Persona 4 Arena
 
P3-Thanatos
Thanatos as he appears in Persona 3
 
4)Thanatos
Thanatos as he appears in Persona 3
 
P3ThanatosSlay
Thanatos slaying the Magician shadow
 
Q Thanatos
Thanatos as he appears in Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
 
Thanatos Card
Thanatos as it appears in Card Summoner
 
Thanatos from P3P
Thanatos from P3P
 
P5 Thanatos
Thanatos as it appears in Persona 5
 
P5 Thanatos2
Thanatos Picaro

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