Whisper event (ウィスパーイベント, Wisupāibento) is a mechanic found in Shin Megami Tensei IV.
Once a demon has learned the last of its hidden skills during level up, a Whisper event will take place, where they can pass off any of their skills to Flynn, save for Auto Skills and certain specific skills. If he already has a skill from the demon's skillset, it will be strengthened, decreasing the MP cost and increasing the attack damage to a degree. The number of times a skill can stack this way depends on the type of skill. Elemental skills stack to 8 while stat buffing/decreasing skills stack to 3.
|Skill type||Skill rank|
|Dia, Diarama, Media, Mediarama||Heal+5||Cost-1||Heal+5|
|The rest of healing, support and buff/debuff skills||Cost-1||Cost-1||-||-||-||-||-|
|All Almighty draining skills||Dmg+1||Dmg+3||Dmg+5||Dmg+5||-||-||-|
|The rest of Almighty skills, all Fire, Ice, Elec and Force skills, Stigmata Strike, Deadly Fury and Star Tarantella||Cost-1||Dmg+5|
|The rest of Physical and Gun skills||Dmg+7||Dmg+7||Dmg+7|
|All Light, Dark and ailment skills||Hit+5||Hit+5||-||-||-|
Whisper events are still the same in Shin Megami Tensei 4 Apocalypse, although this time the maximum rank is 9 for damage skills and 5 for other support skills.
Demons also gain skill affinities which can power up their skills in a manner akin to the protagonist. Demons often have affinities for skills corresponding to their own resistances, and penalties for those corresponding to their weaknesses. Like with skill bonuses, the maximum possible affinity, positive or negative, is 9 for damage skills and 5 for supportive skills.
- When a Whisper Event is triggered, the demon is surrounded by flashing words in several languages, including Hebrew, Sanskrit, Japanese, Arabic, and Greek.
|Meaning||Japanese||Greek (translit.)||Hebrew (translit.)||Arabic (translit.)|
|War||戦争||Πόλεμος (Polemos)||מלחמה (milkhamá)||حرب (Harb)|
|Truth||真相||ἀλήθεια (aletheia)||אמת (emét)||حقيقة (Haqiqah)|
|Curse||κατάρα (katara)||קללה (qlala)|
|Makeup||化粧||μακιγιαζ (makiriaz)||איפור||بنية (Benyah)|
|Medical||医療||טיפול רפואי (tipúl r'fu'í)||الرعاية الطبية (Alre'aya AlTebiya)|
|Demon - Magic (Fusion Spell) - Macca - Magnetite - Incense - Status ailments - Alignment - Moon Phase System - Demon Summoning Program (COMP) - Cathedral of Shadows (Fusion - Accidents / Special / Three-demon / Sacrificial / Sword) - Demonic Compendium - Evolution - Special conversation - Rag's Jewelry - Code Breaker - Turn Press - New Game Plus - Ultimate Boss - Streetpass|
|Shin Megami Tensei series|
|Terminal - Guardian (if...) - Magatama (3) - EX Missions (SJ) - Challenge Quest (4) - Whisper event (4) - Smirk (4)|
|Devil Summoner series|
|Loyalty - Personality - Mystic Change - Nemechi (SH) - Case Files (RKKA)|
|Majin Tensei series|
|Rank - Affinity (2)|
|Shadows / Personas (Initial / Prime / Ultimate / Ancestor / Reverse / Sub) - Skill Card - Totem (1) - Type/Subtype (1+2) - Affinity (1+2) - Personality (1+2) - Rank (1+2) - Mystic Change (1+2) - Unknown Power (1+EP) - Material Card (2) - Mutation (2) - All-Out Attack (Cut-in) - Elizabeth's Requests (3) - Heart Item (3) - Social Link (3+4) - Tactics (3+4) - Shuffle Time (3+4) - Requests (4) - Arcana Chance (4) - Forecasts (Fusion / Weather) (4+5) - Requests (Q) - Boost (Q) - Power Spot (Q) - F.O.E (Q) - Cooperation (5)|
|Devil Children series|
|Trainer - Relic Fusion - Power Fusion - Powers - BattleNet|
|Digital Devil Saga series|
|Berserk Mode (2)|
|Devil Survivor series|
|Devil Auction - Extra Turn Battle - Skill Crack - Titles (DSO / DS2 / RB) - Fate System (2) - Add-On (2)|
|Class Change (TMS#FE) - Topic System (TMS#FE) - Extra Skills (TMS#FE)|