|“||All of you who have lurked in darkness and waited faithfully for this day, hear me... A new demon of darkness has been born... The time has come. Together, let us march onward! To the final battle... Where the true adversary awaits!||„|
|~ Lucifer, rallying his armies of demons for the final battle against God|
Lucifer (Hebrew — הילל, Helel) is a prominent figure in the various Religions, with his most infamous act being rebelling against God and subsequently falling from grace. The name Lucifer is derived from earlier Latin proses and poetry; lux, lucis, "light", and fero, ferre, "to bear, bring", symbolizing his role as the "Morning Star" and the strongest Seraph, the highest ranked angel serving God prior his fall from grace.
The reason for Lucifer's rebellion differs from interpretation to interpretation, however, three most accepted reasons fall in a refusal to bow down to mankind upon its creation, disagreement about God's plan of salvation, or sinful pride in aspiring to overthrow his creator and become ruler of Heaven himself.
Curiously, while many interpretations depict Lucifer taking the name of Satan after his fall from grace, Lucifer and Satan are portrayed as two distinct characters, and Lucifer himself is never addressed as Satan throughout the Shin Megami Tensei series; Instead, he is only addressed by his name, Lucifer, or to some extent, the Great Demon or King of Dark (魔王?, lit. "Demon King"). However, the name Lucifer was never identified with Satan until the Latin translation of the Book Isaiah in the Christian era. A specific passage in the book refers to the defeat of a King of Babylon, who is named as Helel ("shining one"), a name that refers to the Morning Star or Day Star (the planet Venus), which subsequently became translated as Lucifer. In the Book of Peter, the name also referred to the Morning Star in general, but with no relation to the Devil. Jesus himself is sometimes called the Morning Star, but not "Lucifer", even in Latin.
While many depict him as an evil figure, the demon designer of Shin Megami Tensei series Kazuma Kanekohas gone on record as saying that Lucifer is not inherently evil, but rather, a figure that tempts and tests the Protagonists throughout the games, and depending on the player's decisions, he can either be a great ally or a sinister foe. In Lucifer's design, Kazuma Kaneko also mentioned that, according to one theory, Lucifer is depicted as a beautiful angel with 12 wings, but in-game he assumes the form of a demon with 6 wings. In the first two games, he appears as an angel with 6 wings, so combining them represents the 12 wings. Furthermore, he shows his power through the many forms he can assume (an old man, a gentleman, a woman, a child, an angel, and a demon). Kazuma Kaneko also expressed that there will be a time when he will reveal his true form, a combination of all his other forms, to the player.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 2-A | At least 2-A
Name: Lucifer, Helel (הילל), The Morning Star, The Light-Bringer, The King of Dark, The Great Demon, The Demon King, The Demon Lord, The Prince of Darkness, Louis Cyphre, Louisa Ferre, Hikaru, Blond Child, Old Gentleman in a Wheelchair
Origin: Shin Megami Tensei
Gender: Male, Though Possesses Female Avatars
Age: Inapplicable, beyond time itself
Classification: Fallen Archangel / Seraph, Demon, Demon King, Former Avatar of God's Darkness
Powers & Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Immortality (Types 1, 3, 4 and 8), Abstract Existence (Embodies all Chaos and Darkness in Creation), Regeneration (Mid-Godly), Resurrection Reality Warping, Spatial Manipulation, Time Manipulation, Matter Manipulation, Soul Manipulation, Life and Death Manipulation, Instant Death (Through the spells Curse, Hell Eyes, Dark Verdict, Omega Cluster, Cursed Name and Another Dimension. Instantly kills angels with Mamudo. Annihilates all enemies with Armageddon), Probability Manipulation, Energy Manipulation, Light Manipulation, Darkness Manipulation, Regeneration (Mid-Godly), Poison Manipulation/Curse Manipulation (Inflicts Panic while attacking with Tentarafoo, Inflicts Charm with Evil Shine/Holy Light/Marin Karin, 60% chance of charming all foes with Evil Gleam, Renders enemies unconscious while attacking with Trial of Darkness), Elemental Manipulation (Fire, Ice, Lightning,Earth, Force Attacks), Barriers/Attack Reflection/Attack Absorption (Absorbs attacks with Absorb Slash, Reflects magical attacks with Makarakarn, Reflects Light attacks with Repel Light, Absorbs Electrical attacks with Absorb Elec, Repels Wind attacks with Repel Wind), Telepathy, Telekinesis, Teleportation, Non-Corporeal, Illusion Creating, Shapeshifting, Size-Shifting, Buffing/Debuffing (Removes all enemy buffs with Dekaja, Removes all debuff with Dekunda, Decreases enemy attack/defense/agility with Debilitate, Increases all stats with Demon's Blessing, Increases Magical power by 2.5 with Mind Charge, Strengthens Ice attacks by 50% with Ice Amp), Almighty Attacks that bypass all defenses (Does Almighty damage with Megidola, Megidolaon, Asteroid Bomb and Morning Star, Deals Almighty damage and binds all foes with High King, Deals Almighty damage and inflicts panic on all foes with Evil Shine, Deals almighty damage and inflicts Panic with King's Yell, Deals Almighty damage and inflicts Dizzy with Roughouse, Cuts enemy health by 1/2 with Morning Star), Can use Root of Evil (Almighty Attack that randomly deals the following effects: HP Reduction by 1/2, 3/4 or 9/10, Inflicts Mute, Poison or Stun), Omnipresence, Nigh-Omniscience
Attack Potency: At least Multiverse level+ (Was once a powerful Avatar of YHVH, before being separated from his creator. Described as being "Second only to God", and may help Aleph in his fight against YHVH should that path be taken. Superior to Michael, Beelzebub, Kagutsuchi and Metatron, and obliterated Mastema with a casual strike) | At least Multiverse level+ (Calls himself "His truest form", stated to have reached "His full power as the one who was said to equal God", "His full strength as the Demon Lord". Views The Demiurge as a nonthreatening weakling.)
Speed: Omnipresent across Space-Time, Immeasurable otherwise (Vastly faster than even the greatest Heralds and Tyrants) | Omnipresent across Space-Time, Immeasurable otherwise
Lifting Strength: Immeasurable | Immeasurable
Striking Strength: At least Multiversal+ | At least Multiversal+
Durability: At least Multiverse level+ | At least Multiverse level+
Standard Equipment: None Notable
Weaknesses: None Notable
Key: Base | Shin Megami Tensei IV