- "I am the AI face of this app, here to serve you...
And I will do so unto the end of your journey."
- —Tico, Devil Survivor 2
Tico is a minor character in Devil Survivor 2.
- Devil Survivor 2 / Record Breaker: Minor Character
- Devil Survivor 2 The Animation: Minor Character
- Manga: Minor Character
Unlike the female Tico, he takes a very professional stance as his role of being a Nicaea Contact. Tico always speaks in a polite and formal tone, addressing the protagonist by "Master." He constantly makes an effort to compliment and give a good display of manners, never once raising his voice or straying away from the image of a studious butler.
After each day's summary, his parting words, "Well then, may your tomorrow bE a nICE daY As wEll..", are always distorted, perhaps as a callback to the Laplace Mail before its breakdown.
Devil Survivor 2 Edit
Tico serves as a male Nicaea Contact should the player choose him.
Tico first appears before the protagonist after the train wreck. He asks if the protagonist wants to live and should they choose yes, he gives the protagonist instructions on how to defeat the demons around him. As the day progresses and more functions of the demon summoning app are unlocked, Tico gives the protagonist brief tutorials on how they work.
At the end of each day, he recaps the events of the day if the protagonist chooses to hear it. As the 6th Day concludes, he also notifies them that Nicaea's death video services are shutting down.
Tico along with his female counterpart first greet the protagonist as he is about to enter the newly-regressed world. If they so desire, both Ticos could give a brief recap of the Septentrione arc plot and the ending assumed by the Triangulum arc before the game begins proper.
On the first day, the protagonist is once again given the option to choose between which Tico serves as their Nicaea contact, and like with the beginning of the Septentrione arc, he asks the protagonist if they want to live and begin using the summoning system once again.
On Friday, after 19:00, if the protagonist has enabled access to their battle, both Ticos welcome the protagonist into their gaming application, where they serve as the collective ultimate boss of the game. Both Ticos are exceptionally strong, and bring to the board a number of severely overleveled demons. Male Tico has higher Strength and is more focused on Phys attacks.
When they are defeated in this bonus battle, both Ticos express their joy at witnessing the party's strength, and are confident that the party can create a bright future for mankind. The protagonist receives the Tico Breaker achievement for defeating them.
Tico is fought alone in this form on one end of the battlefield. If any of the demon parties are defeated and they get a turn, they will revive one of those demon parties.
This form is fought with a party of demons in the center of the battlefield. If Tico engages a team while any of their demons are defeated, they will use Replenish! to instantly summon new ones before proceeding with combat.
Like before, the Double Tico can use Replenish! to restock their demons - however this will only be done if the party has no dead team leader. They take negligible damage from Almighty and possess the dreaded Megidoladyne that can destroy anyone not protected against it.
Pierce is mandated to do reliable damage to them without risking giving them Extra Turns, as Megidolaon boosted by Excharge is guaranteed to do immense damage to teams. Don't forget Null Phys or better to avoid the inevitable retaliation through Avenge. Blocking their attacks with resistances or Shield All EX will also prove helpful as it easily robs them of any Extra Turns they begin with.
Tico's portrait from the game
Tico (Male) in Devil Survivor 2 The Animation
Tico (Male) in Devil Survivor 2 The Animation Manga Adaption
Expressions for both Ticos.
Sketches for both Ticos.
- In the anime, Male Tico appears as Hinako, Io, Airi, Makoto and Yamato's guide.
- Mikagura Mirei's design, a character from Digimon World Re:Digitize is based from both Male Tico and Female Tico.
- Both Male Tico and his female counterpart's roles as the guides of Nicaea are similar to the roles of those from the Velvet Room from the Persona series.
- Both Ticos help the protagonist by aiding him with the app's various functions, much like how the Velvet Room assistants aid their current guests by honing their power.
- Both were also made by a higher being who serves a god-like entity, just as the Velvet Room assistants were created by Igor, who serves Philemon.
|Record Breaker - The Animation - Thursday 23:54|
|Playable||Protagonist - Daichi Shijima - Io Nitta - Yuzuru Akie - Hinako Kujou - Keita Wakui - Airi Ban - Jungo Torii - Fumi Kanno - Makoto Sako - Otome Yanagiya - Yamato Hotsuin - Ronaldo Kuriki - Anguished One - Miyako Hotsuin|
|Non-Playable||Tico (Male / Female) - Dera-Deka - Koharu - Jungo's Cat - Polaris - Canopus|
|Tokyo||Tokyo Tower - Sunset Blvd - Diet Building - Akasaka Palace - Cine City Plaza - Sky Tower - Karamachi - Terminal - Bugeikan Arena - Central Gate - Sengakuji - Eikokuji|
|Osaka||Tsuutenkaku - Main Branch (JP's) - Festival Gate - Bickman - Ebisu Bridge - Sankyu Line|
|Nagoya||TV Tower - Planetarium - Gold Clock - Centering Park - Nagoya Branch (JP's) - Parking Garage|
|Other||Fukuoka Tenjin - Akasha Stratum - Stake Terminal - Providence|
|Terminology||Extra Turn Battle - Demon Tamers - Devil Auction - Fate System - JP's - Nicaea β ver. - Septentriones - Racial Skill - Auto Skill - Skill Crack - Demon Summoning App - Add-On - Dragon Stream - Terminal - Administrator - Akashic Record - Void - Triangulum - Astrolabe|
|Lists||Demons - Skills - Ailments - Titles (RB)- Translations|
|Songs||"Mugen no Sekai" - "Take Your Way" - "Be"|
|Publications||-Show Your Free Will- - The Animation Manga - Cetus's Prequel|
|Mobile Games||The Extra World|