History Awesome / ShinMegamiTensei

20th Jul '17 6:26:47 PM infernape612
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* [[spoiler:''Now I'm Super Guido!'']]
* Kei Nanjo, spoiled little rich kid who's embarrassed by Yamaoka's (his butler) constant attention, sees him injured on the floor after a zombie attack. Nanjo cries for him, realizing the old man treated him more as his family than anyone in the Nanjo clan, and when Yamaoka dies, Nanjo ''[[BerserkButton snaps]]'' and [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge flies in a rage so powerful it awakens his Persona]].

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''[[AC: Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'':
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[[spoiler:''Now I'm Super Guido!'']]
* ** Kei Nanjo, spoiled little rich kid who's embarrassed by Yamaoka's (his butler) constant attention, sees him injured on the floor after a zombie attack. Nanjo cries for him, realizing the old man treated him more as his family than anyone in the Nanjo clan, and when Yamaoka dies, Nanjo ''[[BerserkButton snaps]]'' and [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge flies in a rage so powerful it awakens his Persona]].
20th Jul '17 6:25:41 PM infernape612
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1st Oct '16 12:55:03 PM Materioptikon
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* ''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse]]''
8th Sep '16 1:13:05 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** Especially if it's any of the big ones like Satan, Metatron, Helel, Lucifer, [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Messiah, Orpheus Kai/Telos]] or [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Izanagi-No-Okami]].

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** Especially if it's any of the big ones like Satan, Metatron, Helel, Lucifer, [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Messiah, Orpheus Kai/Telos]] or [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Izanagi-No-Okami]]. By the end of the game, you can get together [[OlympusMons a squad of legendary mythological figures]] in your arm terminal, phone, totally-not-UsefulNotes/NintendoDS, head, or whatever else serves as your demon storage.
11th Aug '13 5:12:27 PM Materioptikon
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* ''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiIV Shin Megami Tensei IV]]''



* ''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiIV Shin Megami Tensei IV]]''

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* ''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiIV Shin Megami Tensei IV]]''
11th Aug '13 5:11:57 PM Materioptikon
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* ''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiIV Shin Megami Tensei IV]]''
27th Jul '13 11:34:12 AM VoltraTheLively
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* The [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters sheer volume]] of mythological gods, demons and spirits in the series and the respect and care with which they are treated makes this a Crowning Series of Awesome. Beat that, ''Pokémon''.

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* The [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters sheer volume]] of mythological gods, demons and spirits in the series and the respect and care with which they are treated makes this a Crowning Series of Awesome. Beat that, ''Pokémon''.
5th Apr '13 6:58:24 PM Materioptikon
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* ''[[Awesome/{{RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy}} Raidou Kuzunoha Vs. The Soulless Army]]''
* ''[[Awesome/{{RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon}} Raidou Kuzunoha Vs. King Abaddon]]''
30th Mar '13 10:43:45 AM Materioptikon
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* ''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiII]]''
* ''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne]]''
* ''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney]]''
* ''[[Awesome/DigitalDevilSaga]]''

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* ''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiII]]''
''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiII Shin Megami Tensei II]]''
* ''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne]]''
''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne]]''
* ''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney]]''
''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey]]''
* ''[[Awesome/DigitalDevilSaga]]''''[[Awesome/DigitalDevilSaga Digital Devil Saga]]''
30th Mar '13 10:43:04 AM Materioptikon
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[[AC: ShinMegamiTenseiII]]
* Why has the original series not gotten enough credit? Okay, let's explain it. You...kill...God. And Satan. And pretty much everybody in your way. This is one of the original OmnicidalNeutral games.
** Considering that YHVH is depicted in this game as evil, his destruction definitely warrants a spot here. From the Aeon Genesis translation:
---> '''{{Satan}}:''' "O Lord, my judgment is not yet complete. There is one more not amongst the chosen that must be judged...one that has committed the [[MoralEventHorizon grave sin]] of [[KillEmAll genocide]]...yes, Lord, the one I must now judge...is the one, highest god, my creator... '''''[[GodIsEvil You, YHVH!]]'''''"

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* Thor (yes, [[AllMythsAreTrue that Thor]]) [[spoiler:knocking Isamu out in one strike and then ''sucking out his Magatsuhi.'']]
* When [[AlphaBitch weak rich girl]] Chiaki [[spoiler:fuses herself with Gozu-Tennoh, becoming a [[NightmareFuel freakish version of her former self]] with a pulsating demonic arm. She then goes on to lead a massacre of the Manikins, who just happen to be the closest thing to ordinary humans in the game world]]. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH2DCsouXHs here]].
* Another unseen [=CMoA=] for poor Chiaki: The reason she received a pulsing demonic arm from Gozu-Tennoh was because [[spoiler: Sakahagi cut off her arm when she went after him.]]
** Holy crap, I've played the game three times and never noticed that she [[spoiler:''lost an arm'']]. Seconding the Crowning Moment.
* Though, there is one rather morally ambiguous awesome moment: [[spoiler:after killing Metatron (that is, ''the Voice of God'')and descending to the lowest depths of the Labyrinth of Amala to meet the [[LouisCypher Old Man in the Wheelchair]] in person, he infuses you with more of his power, making you a full demon and powerful enough to aid him [[RageAgainsttheHeavens against God Himself]]. All very impressive, yes, but the real moment is shown when the player character is slowly descending into the depths of the lake. As the camera passes the Old Man - as millenia of planning, waiting, and tinkering finally come to fruition - ever so slightly...the Old Man ''smiles.'']]
* Whenever [[spoiler: Metatron]] uses Fire of Sinai. The EvilLaugh before it seals the deal.
* Destroying [[spoiler: Kagutsuchi]] and seeing him rage and curse, in either [[spoiler: the Freedom or True Demon endings. In the first, despite the ferocious opposition he presents, [[{{Determinator}} you force your way]] past casting after casting of Vast Light and Infinite Light, [[EarnYourHappyEnding and]] ''[[EarnYourHappyEnding make]]'' [[EarnYourHappyEnding him rebuild the world he destroyed]], restoring your friends to sanity with no apparent memory of the Conception, and reviving a very grateful Yuko, who thanks you for rekindling her faith in Humanity. In the second, [[LikeABadassOutOfHell you blaze past]] [[BonusLevelOfHell the Labyrinth of Amala]] and reach the top of the tower... and make him commit the ultimate genocide by triggering a [[UpToEleven Class-Z]] ApocalypseHow, destroying ''the entirety of the Multiverse''.]] And then comes the TrueFinalBoss...
* This troper got into SMT after seeing what she thought was the first crowning moment of the game-[[spoiler: the entire world being annhilated before the main character can even do anything.]] How's ''that'' for a game intro?
* Dante's jump from the Mantra Headquarters down to the main character was very interesting, considering that when you can later do the same, it leaves you with 1 HP.

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[[AC: ShinMegamiTenseiII]]
* Why has the original series not gotten enough credit? Okay, let's explain it. You...kill...God. And Satan. And pretty much everybody in your way. This is one of the original OmnicidalNeutral games.
** Considering that YHVH is depicted in this game as evil, his destruction definitely warrants a spot here. From the Aeon Genesis translation:
---> '''{{Satan}}:''' "O Lord, my judgment is not yet complete. There is one more not amongst the chosen that must be judged...one that has committed the [[MoralEventHorizon grave sin]] of [[KillEmAll genocide]]...yes, Lord, the one I must now judge...is the one, highest god, my creator... '''''[[GodIsEvil You, YHVH!]]'''''"

[[AC: VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne]]
''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiII]]''
* Thor (yes, [[AllMythsAreTrue that Thor]]) [[spoiler:knocking Isamu out in one strike and then ''sucking out his Magatsuhi.'']]
''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne]]''
* When [[AlphaBitch weak rich girl]] Chiaki [[spoiler:fuses herself with Gozu-Tennoh, becoming a [[NightmareFuel freakish version of her former self]] with a pulsating demonic arm. She then goes on to lead a massacre of the Manikins, who just happen to be the closest thing to ordinary humans in the game world]]. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH2DCsouXHs here]].
''[[Awesome/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney]]''
* Another unseen [=CMoA=] for poor Chiaki: The reason she received a pulsing demonic arm from Gozu-Tennoh was because [[spoiler: Sakahagi cut off her arm when she went after him.]]
** Holy crap, I've played the game three times and never noticed that she [[spoiler:''lost an arm'']]. Seconding the Crowning Moment.
''[[Awesome/DigitalDevilSaga]]''
* Though, there is one rather morally ambiguous awesome moment: [[spoiler:after killing Metatron (that is, ''the Voice of God'')and descending to the lowest depths of the Labyrinth of Amala to meet the [[LouisCypher Old Man in the Wheelchair]] in person, he infuses you with more of his power, making you a full demon and powerful enough to aid him [[RageAgainsttheHeavens against God Himself]]. All very impressive, yes, but the real moment is shown when the player character is slowly descending into the depths of the lake. As the camera passes the Old Man - as millenia of planning, waiting, and tinkering finally come to fruition - ever so slightly...the Old Man ''smiles.'']]
''[[Awesome/{{Devil Survivor}} Devil Survivor]]''
* Whenever [[spoiler: Metatron]] uses Fire of Sinai. The EvilLaugh before it seals the deal.
* Destroying [[spoiler: Kagutsuchi]] and seeing him rage and curse, in either [[spoiler: the Freedom or True Demon endings. In the first, despite the ferocious opposition he presents, [[{{Determinator}} you force your way]] past casting after casting of Vast Light and Infinite Light, [[EarnYourHappyEnding and]] ''[[EarnYourHappyEnding make]]'' [[EarnYourHappyEnding him rebuild the world he destroyed]], restoring your friends to sanity with no apparent memory of the Conception, and reviving a very grateful Yuko, who thanks you for rekindling her faith in Humanity. In the second, [[LikeABadassOutOfHell you blaze past]] [[BonusLevelOfHell the Labyrinth of Amala]] and reach the top of the tower... and make him commit the ultimate genocide by triggering a [[UpToEleven Class-Z]] ApocalypseHow, destroying ''the entirety of the Multiverse''.]] And then comes the TrueFinalBoss...
* This troper got into SMT after seeing what she thought was the first crowning moment of the game-[[spoiler: the entire world being annhilated before the main character can even do anything.]] How's ''that'' for a game intro?
* Dante's jump from the Mantra Headquarters down to the main character was very interesting, considering that when you can later do the same, it leaves you with 1 HP.
''[[Awesome/{{Devil Survivor 2}} Devil Survivor 2]]''



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[[AC: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy]]
* Raidou whacking [[spoiler: Rasputin]] upside the head with a bottle at the soda joint.
** Also a CrowningMomentOfFunny, as said spoilered fellow was in full VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry mode.
* Also in ''Raidou'': For [[{{Cherry}} this troper]], it was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McdI1SSfSrU this moment]]. ''He does not even blink!''. (Warning: pre-Ep. 3 spoiler; very new players may want to avoid.)
** He totally blinks. 1:29 minute mark.
*** Huh. Missed that somehow. Well, either way, still gets [=CMOA=] points for, y'know, not showing the slightest bit of fear ''with this '''thing''' right in his face.''
** And again [[http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Luisfius#p/u/110/gsIDFuRTyFs here]], starting at 0:40. He watches a ''second'' giant robot battleship rise from the water after the first one levels half the city, and he's ''completely unimpressed''.
* Good ones. But few really compare to the moment [[TheDragon Sukuna-Hikona]] decides [[LetsGetDangerous to stop playing]] and plays on a big screen he summoned the awesome scene of the Soulless God Battleship drifting into the Capital's harbor... [[TransformingMecha and immediately deploy its bipedal combat form]]. Horrific? Sure. Awesome? OF COURSE.
* And the ending, where [[spoiler: Raidou and Kaya are falling through the timestream, the future Kuzunoha still trying to hang on to Kaya's body. Raidou flies up and *slice!*--he cuts the bastard's arm off, finally freeing Kaya from his control.]]

[[AC: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon]]
* Raidou at the end of any boss battle. He flourishes his sword, then sheaths it as he turns his back to his enemy and ''completely ignores it'' while it explodes into green energy. This crazy shit is all in a day's work for Raidou Kuzunoha.
* The final battle against [[spoiler:Abaddon-Shinado]] itself, which has Raidou literally cutting his way through the embodiment of despair, jumping on top of it to dismantle its defenses and taking it down once and for all,showing [[spoiler: Shinado]] that underestimating humanity was not the smartest move to make.
** Even more awesome when you realize that during the final phase of the final boss battle, the game's [[ThemeMusicPowerUp Main Theme plays]] throughout!
* Also,the ''HeroicSacrifice'' [[spoiler:Geirin Kuzunoha]] pulls of near the end of the game and the subsequent resolution by [[spoiler: his protege]] count as well.
* Raidou and Taotie teaming up to [[spoiler: use Taotie's "space-eating" power to pull the Abysmal Gate and the Pojitrawn together]].

[[AC: DigitalDevilSaga]]
* ''[[Awesome/DigitalDevilSaga Digital Devil Saga]]''

[[AC: VideoGame/DevilSurvivor]]
* ''[[Awesome/{{Devil Survivor}} Devil Survivor]]''
* ''[[Awesome/{{Devil Survivor 2}} Devil Survivor 2]]''

[[AC: StrangeJourney]]
* The Neutral path ending becomes a [=CMOA=] for artificial intelligences everywhere, as [[spoiler:the "enlightened" Arthur refuses to return to Earth with the crew and detonates the Schwarzwelt from within using a nuclear device strapped to the four Cosmic Eggs, both to save Earth from the Schwarzwelt as well as to prevent mankind from misusing the vast supernatural knowledge he has gained. Arthur, we [[ManlyTears salute you]]]].
* [[spoiler:[[ManipulativeBastard Mastema]]]] as he falls, defeated, in Horologium. He curses you, and rages and screams... and then [[spoiler:[[LouisCypher Louisa Ferre]]]] appears, calls him out on his ridiculous pretenses and rubs on his face how low he's fallen.
* Sealing [[spoiler: [[UngratefulBastard the Demiurge]]]] [[SealedEvilInACan back into its can]]. [[AssholeVictim Smug bastard deserved it]].
* [[AFatherToHisMen Commander Gore]], [[spoiler:restored by the power of the Ubergestalt, [[BackFromTheDead comes back]] and implores you to DareToBeBadass and to [[EvilIsNotAToy ignore the temptations the demons and angels offer]] [[TakeUpMySword to finish the mission]]. If you agree to his request, he empowers you to see Mem Aleph and ''thanks'' you and the crew, finally fading into the greater beyond]]. One of the few occasions in the series where you're praised by choosing the higher path, and a CMOH to boot.
* Watching the demon lords of each sector lose their marbles by means of a ShutUpHannibal.

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\n[[AC: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy]]\n* Raidou whacking [[spoiler: Rasputin]] upside the head with a bottle at the soda joint.
** Also a CrowningMomentOfFunny, as said spoilered fellow was in full VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry mode.
''[[Awesome/{{Persona 3}} Persona 3]]''
* Also in ''Raidou'': For [[{{Cherry}} this troper]], it was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McdI1SSfSrU this moment]]. ''He does not even blink!''. (Warning: pre-Ep. 3 spoiler; very new players may want to avoid.)
** He totally blinks. 1:29 minute mark.
*** Huh. Missed that somehow. Well, either way, still gets [=CMOA=] points for, y'know, not showing the slightest bit of fear ''with this '''thing''' right in his face.''
** And again [[http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Luisfius#p/u/110/gsIDFuRTyFs here]], starting at 0:40. He watches a ''second'' giant robot battleship rise from the water after the first one levels half the city, and he's ''completely unimpressed''.
''[[Awesome/{{Persona 4}} Persona 4]]''
* Good ones. But few really compare to the moment [[TheDragon Sukuna-Hikona]] decides [[LetsGetDangerous to stop playing]] and plays on a big screen he summoned the awesome scene of the Soulless God Battleship drifting into the Capital's harbor... [[TransformingMecha and immediately deploy its bipedal combat form]]. Horrific? Sure. Awesome? OF COURSE.
* And the ending, where [[spoiler: Raidou and Kaya are falling through the timestream, the future Kuzunoha still trying to hang on to Kaya's body. Raidou flies up and *slice!*--he cuts the bastard's arm off, finally freeing Kaya from his control.]]

[[AC: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: RaidouKuzunohaVsKingAbaddon]]
* Raidou at the end of any boss battle. He flourishes his sword, then sheaths it as he turns his back to his enemy and ''completely ignores it'' while it explodes into green energy. This crazy shit is all in a day's work for Raidou Kuzunoha.
* The final battle against [[spoiler:Abaddon-Shinado]] itself, which has Raidou literally cutting his way through the embodiment of despair, jumping on top of it to dismantle its defenses and taking it down once and for all,showing [[spoiler: Shinado]] that underestimating humanity was not the smartest move to make.
** Even more awesome when you realize that during the final phase of the final boss battle, the game's [[ThemeMusicPowerUp Main Theme plays]] throughout!
* Also,the ''HeroicSacrifice'' [[spoiler:Geirin Kuzunoha]] pulls of near the end of the game and the subsequent resolution by [[spoiler: his protege]] count as well.
* Raidou and Taotie teaming up to [[spoiler: use Taotie's "space-eating" power to pull the Abysmal Gate and the Pojitrawn together]].

[[AC: DigitalDevilSaga]]
* ''[[Awesome/DigitalDevilSaga Digital Devil Saga]]''

[[AC: VideoGame/DevilSurvivor]]
* ''[[Awesome/{{Devil Survivor}} Devil Survivor]]''
* ''[[Awesome/{{Devil Survivor 2}} Devil Survivor 2]]''

[[AC: StrangeJourney]]
* The Neutral path ending becomes a [=CMOA=] for artificial intelligences everywhere, as [[spoiler:the "enlightened" Arthur refuses to return to Earth with the crew and detonates the Schwarzwelt from within using a nuclear device strapped to the four Cosmic Eggs, both to save Earth from the Schwarzwelt as well as to prevent mankind from misusing the vast supernatural knowledge he has gained. Arthur, we [[ManlyTears salute you]]]].
* [[spoiler:[[ManipulativeBastard Mastema]]]] as he falls, defeated, in Horologium. He curses you, and rages and screams... and then [[spoiler:[[LouisCypher Louisa Ferre]]]] appears, calls him out on his ridiculous pretenses and rubs on his face how low he's fallen.
* Sealing [[spoiler: [[UngratefulBastard the Demiurge]]]] [[SealedEvilInACan back into its can]]. [[AssholeVictim Smug bastard deserved it]].
* [[AFatherToHisMen Commander Gore]], [[spoiler:restored by the power of the Ubergestalt, [[BackFromTheDead comes back]] and implores you to DareToBeBadass and to [[EvilIsNotAToy ignore the temptations the demons and angels offer]] [[TakeUpMySword to finish the mission]]. If you agree to his request, he empowers you to see Mem Aleph and ''thanks'' you and the crew, finally fading into the greater beyond]]. One of the few occasions in the series where you're praised by choosing the higher path, and a CMOH to boot.
* Watching the demon lords of each sector lose their marbles by means of a ShutUpHannibal.
''[[Awesome/{{Persona 4 Arena}} Persona 4 Arena]]''
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