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Yama as he appears in Shin Megami Tensei

Yama (ヤマ*)? is a demon in the series.

HistoryEdit

Yama belongs to an early stratum of Vedic mythology. In Vedic tradition Yama was considered to have been the first mortal who died and espied the way to the celestial abodes, and in virtue of precedence he became the ruler of the departed. Yama's name can be interpreted to mean "twin", and in some myths he is paired with a twin sister Yamī.

His influence has also spread into Buddhism where he is known as Yanluo Wang in China and Enma-O in Japan. He is the God of Death and ruler of Diyu (the underworld) and is often portrayed with a red scowling face and wearning a Chinese judge's uniform. He judges all those who enter the underworld and determines what punishments they are to serve in hell before they are reincarnated. He is also the master of Horse-Face and Ox-Head.

Note: There are several beings who rule over the Chinese Underworld, ten gods ("Kings") who preside over ten halls of the Chinese Underworld.

The Shin Megami Tensei portrayal of Yama seems to be more influenced with the Chinese interpretation than the Vedic one based on his appearance and the fact that the Chaos Hero refers to him as Lord Enma.

In Tibet, he is recognised as a Dharmapala and one of the eight main Dharmapalas, alongside Mahakala, Yamantaka, Hayagriva, Vaisravana, Palden Lhamo, Tshangspa Dkarpo, and Begste. According to one legend, a holy man who had been meditating for almost 50 years had been disturbed by thieves who stole a bull and proceeded to decapitate it. After the thieves realised the man had seen what they had been doing, they decided to kill him, and when they did, the man turned into Yama (known in Tibet as Shinje) in a near enlightened fury, and then killed the two thieves. He then rampaged and threatened to kill everyone in Tibet until Yamantaka defeated him.

AppearancesEdit

ProfileEdit

Shin Megami TenseiEdit

SMT-YamaSpr
"Origin: India. The first mortal in Hindu lore. In the Rig Veda, Yama is founder of the land of the dead, and his kingdom was a paradise. When transplanted to Buddhism in China, he became known as Enma."
Shin Megami Tensei A-Mode DDS Dictionary

Ruling over Ikebukuro, Yama bestows the law of the Gaeans on those that enter his territory. He judges the protagonist's actions of controlling demons on a trial and is up to the player to decide if he will accept Yama's request of aiding the Chaos forces on the destruction of the Cathedral of the Messians, and thus be absolved of any charges, or reject his offer and thus being thrown in jail, where he will eventually be freed by the Chaos Hero and will end up having to fight Yama.

Devil Summoner: Soul HackersEdit

"In Hindu lore, he is a god who manages Hell. He was born human with his twin sister named Yami, but died first, which filled Yami with sorrow. The gods created day and night for her to forget Yama. Being the first person to die, Yama guided the deceased to the land of the dead, but eventually began punishing them according to their deeds while alive. Originally, the land of the dead consisted only of heaven, but through Yama's work, Hell was born."
Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers 3DS Compendium

Yama is a demon exclusive to the 3DS remake, available after Nemechi evolves into the angel stage of the female growth path, and can be purchased for 300 D-Souls.

Megami Ibunroku PersonaEdit

Yama is the first Persona of the Hierophant Arcana and can be fused by using the Enma Notebook Totem during fusions resulting in the Hierophant Arcana. The Enma Notebook can be purchased from the Judgement 1999 Casino at the Mikage Sun Mall shortly after the start of the game. Yama easily surpasses Aizen Myouou as it ranks up, despite having a lower level and upon being returned to the Velvet Room at MAX Rank, yields a Para Stone.

Devil SurvivorEdit

Yama is fought when it is summoned by Keisuke Takagi. Yama is one of the demons that is initially summoned without a COMP because of Keisuke's desire to punish the wicked. If you choose to save Keisuke near the end of Day 4, you will be able to fuse Yama.

Devil Survivor 2Edit

"In Hindu lore, he is a god who manages hell. He has been incorporated into Buddhism as well, where he is well-known as King Enma. He was originally born human and had a twin sister named Yami. Yama died first, which filled Yami with sorrow. The gods created day and night for her to forget Yama. As the first person to die, Yama was given the role of guiding the deceased to the land of the dead, but he eventually began punishing them according to their deeds while alive. Originally, the land of the dead consisted only of heaven, but through Yama's work, hell was born over time and he came to manage it."
Devil Survivor 2 Compendium

StatsEdit

Shin Megami TenseiEdit

Yama SMT
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Tenma Chaos 77 1610 64
MAG NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
1540 1-3 126 22 62 17 22 20
St 27
In 17
Ma 20
Vi 17
Ag 15
Lu 9
Drop Soma
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc For Nrv Exp Crs Mgc Bnd Chg Dex Ndl Alm
- 28 Nu Nu Nu Nu Nu Nu Nu Nu Nu 48 58 Nu -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Agilao Attacks one enemy with strong flames.
Maragion Attack multiple enemies with strong flames.
Mudoon Eliminates a group of enemies with death.

Yama SMT
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Tenma Chaos 60 900 64
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
46 1-3 126 22 62 17 22 20
St 27
In 17
Ma 20
Vi 17
Ag 15
Lu 9
Resistances Resists Nerve and Bind Drop None
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc For Nrv Exp Crs Mgc Bnd Chg Dex Ndl Alm
- 48 - 48 68 - 28 Nu Nu 68 28 68 - 28 -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Agilao 7 MP Attacks one enemy with strong flames.
Maragion 9 MP Attack multiple enemies with strong flames.
Mudoon 9 MP Eliminates a group of enemies with death.

Majin Tensei II: Spiral NemesisEdit

Yama MTIISN
Race Level HP MP Mv Range Mv Type Atk Range MAG
Tenma 50 295 60 8 Walk 1 -
St Ma In Ag Lu Atk P.Def M.Atk M.Def Hit Eva Crt
20 12 22 16 10 76 20 29 58 99 16 15
List of Skills
Skill Power Range Cost Target Effect
Agiraon 80 2 50 MP Single 2x damage to Guardians, Demoniacs, and Jirae
Di Punish 100 1 M. Extra Multi Same as Megidolaon


Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (3DS)Edit

Race Level HP MP St In Ma En Ag Lu
Fury 60 588 280 19 21 19 22 11 16
CP MAG Summon Personality P.ATK P.HIT B.DEF AVD M.ATK M.HIT
12 953 Calm 158 112 180 109 181 60
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
- - Fire, Death - Ice
List of Skills
Maragion Agilao Mudola
Deathbound


Megami Ibunroku PersonaEdit

Yama P1
Arcana Type Subtype Level SP cost Totem Returns °
Hierophant Light Expel 4 3 Enma Notebook Para Stone
MAtk MDef
Strength 15
Vitality 17
Dexterity 12
Agility 15
Luck 7
55 55
Affinity Nanjo
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 ???
34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 Dr ½Rf 34 14
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Ichimonji Slash Medium Two-Hand damage (1 foe)
3 Rakukaja Raises Defense (all allies)
5 Alsanga Restores Persona change ability
7 Hamaon Expel damage/Instant Grave kill (area)
8 Tarukaja Raises Attack (all allies)


Persona 2: Innocent SinEdit

Yama IS
Who calleth upon me...? Ah... my other self...
I vow on my title as king of the underworld, that I, Yama, shall protect thee.
Arcana Type Level SP cost Bonus Returns °
Hierophant Earth 38 27 St +1 Malaques Card
Traits Wise
Hindu ancestor of humanity. Called Yanluowang in Buddhism.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 34
Vitality 32
Dexterity 37
Agility 31
Luck 29
144 140 104 108
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - - Nu - - - Nu Nu - 24 24
Summon Information
Tarot Cards 114 Tarot Card Symbol 2.png Hierophant Cards
Mutates Into Yama can mutate into Cu Chulainn or Bacchus
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Blade of Fury Deal medium Sword damage to all enemies.
2 Kotoludi Cure one ally's possession ailment.
4 Mahama Deal instant Light kill to an enemy group.
5 Mamudo Deal instant Dark kill to an enemy group.
6 Posumudi Cure one ally's poison ailment.
8 Dark Verdict Deal high Dark damage to all enemies. May instantly kill.
Mutation Tarukaja Increase one ally's physical attack.
Unique Fusion Spells
Skill Effect Order/Skill/Persona
4 Shura Slash Four Personas attack in all directions
to deal large Sword damage to all enemies.
1. Thunderous Fury - Indra
2. Spinning Shot - Varuna
3. Blade of Fury - Bishamonten
4. Blade of Fury - Yama


Persona 2: Eternal PunishmentEdit

Yama EP
Who calls upon me...? Ah... I see. You're my soul mate...
In the name of Yama, king of the land of death, I shall aid you.
Arcana Type Level SP cost Bonus Returns °
Hierophant Earth 39 27 STR +1 Maha Aques Card
Traits Wise
First human in eastern religion and ruler of the death kingdom.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 35
Vitality 33
Technique 38
Agility 32
Luck 29
144 138 107 111
Sw Sh Sk Th Ak Fi Wt Wi Er Ic Ln Nc Ho Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - - Nu - - - Nu Nu - 24 24
Summon Information
Tarot Cards 117 Tarot Card Symbol 2.png Hierophant Cards
Mutates Into Yama mutates into Peri
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Blade of Fury Inflicts small Sword damage to a group of enemies.
2 Kotoludi Recovers a Possessed character.
4 Mahanma Renders a group of enemies Unconscious. (42% chance) [Holy-element]
5 Maha Mudo Renders a group of enemies Unconscious. (42% chance) [Dark-element]
6 Posumudi Recovers a Poisoned character.
8 Trial of Darkness Large Dark damage + Unconscious effect to all enemies. (50% chance)
Mutation Taru Kaja Enhances a character's At.
Unique Fusion Spells
Skill Effect Order/Skill/Persona
Quadra-Termination Inflicts huge Sword damage to all enemies. 1. Blade of Fury - Indra
2. Spiral Shot - Varuna
3. Blade of Fury - Bishamonten
4. Blade of Fury - Yama
Unknown Power
Defense Type Reflects or nullifies the incoming attack.


Devil SurvivorEdit

Keisuke summons Yama after he intervenes. Defeating either him or Yama will cause both to retreat from the battle.

Race Level HP MP
Strength 22
Magic 16
Vitality 12
Agility 11
Deity 45 442
122
Racial / Auto Skill Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Mystic Mystic
Awakening - Resist - Resist - -
Command Skills
Maragi
Passive Skills
Pierce Beast Eye

Keisuke once again summons Yama to punish cops abusing their COMPs. The goal here is to defeat Yama to get Keisuke to realize the error of his ways. If the player chooses to forgive Keisuke, Midori will leave the party and Keisuke will join.

Race Level HP MP
Strength 22
Magic 16
Vitality 12
Agility 11
Deity 45 542
122
Racial / Auto Skill Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Mystic Mystic
Awakening - Resist - Resist - -
Command Skills
Agidyne Maragi
Passive Skills
Fire Jump Pierce Beast Eye

Race Level HP MP
Strength 22
Magic 16
Vitality 12
Agility 11
Deity 45 342
122
Racial / Auto Skill Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Mystic Mystic
Awakening - Resist - Resist - -
Command Skills
Agidyne*
Passive Skills
Fire Jump
I am Yama, deity of death and flames. Thou shalt judge evil with the power of my fire!
Hm...Thou thinkest to grow my power even further? I agree to thy request...

Devil Survivor 2Edit

Race Level HP MP
Strength 20
Magic 15
Vitality 12
Agility 10
Deity 41 318
117
Racial / Auto Skill Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Curse Curse
Awakening - Null - Resist - -
Command Skills
Agidyne *
Passive Skills
Null Fire
I am Deity Yama. The time of judgement is at hand...
Leadest thou a righteous life and see that thou dost not find thyself judged by me.


GalleryEdit

 
536 Yama
Yama concept artwork
 
YAMA
Yama as he appears in Devil Survivor
 
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Yama as he appears in Devil Survivor 2
 
Yama Persona 2
Yama as he appears in Persona: Tsumi to Batsu

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