[[folder: Fridge Brilliance ]]

* Regarding the BonusBoss [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne Demi-Fiend]]: he's immune to all attack types, except for gun, earth, and almighty. Almighty can't be blocked by anything, anyway, but gun and earth can be explained if you remember that in Nocturne, the strongest Magatama shields you from all attack types... but gun and earth attacks aren't avaible in that game.]]
** FridgeLogic kinda kicks in from a canonical perspective when the [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne Demi-Fiend]] could potentially nullify [[Franchise/DevilMayCry Dante's]] gunshots in Nocturne. Though it could just be because the developers didn't think to create a separate type of attack in that game, if you're looking at it from the gameplay mechanics.]]
*** [[spoiler: in DMC canon it's stated that Dante makes his bullets via magic so there's some justification. ]]
** Why does [[spoiler:the Demi-Fiend]] [[ThatOneBoss kick your ass so hard]]? Because he's [[spoiler:the protagonist of one of the most punishing games in the series. Makes sense that having him beat up a variety of {{ragequit}}-inducing bosses makes him one of the most devastating fighters in the entire series.]]
*** The battle themed used for his fight is [[spoiler:the standard ''Nocturne'' battle theme.]] He's treating the Embryon as [[spoiler:[[ButForMeItWasTuesday simply another random encounter]].]]
*** But in a twist of FridgeBrilliance, if you beat [[spoiler: him, you're basically like any given late game encounter in Nocturne anyway. In other words, the Embryon is a squad of playable DemonicSpiders.]]
*** Another twist of FridgeBrilliance, thanks to Wiki/TheOtherWiki: the one game where you are the demons (haha) rather than the demons being {{Mon}}s, so the one game where you look like RandomEncounters, and also the only game.
* Argilla makes for one of the best healers in the game [[spoiler: because her real self was a nurse.]]
* Cells are so valuable in the first game for the Temple [[spoiler:because they are Karma technology intended to study the Junkyard's data.]]
* For some it can be seen as weird how [[spoiler: Embryon, Sera and Angel are reincarnated as younger versions of themselves with more normal hair colours.]] Remember that data can also be recycled as well as deleted!
* When you fight the Angels, Uriel and Michael lament on why God is not answering them. Then you realize that the game is based on Hindu mythology and that the god that they were trying to talk to is not the god that they think it is.
* [[spoiler:Serph from Junkyard is nothing like the real Serph. Data Serph's lack of personality reflects Sera's lack of understanding of who Serph [[ManipulativeBastard really was]].]]
* Why do so many {{Bonus Boss}}es from the second game reference ''Shin Megami Tensei II''? [[spoiler:Both games have you defeat that world's Top God as the Final Boss]].


[[folder: Fridge Horror ]]

* In the second game, the Karma Society soldiers have sealed away Indrajit/Meganada in a sort of stasis. [[spoiler: It turns out to be one of the first people to have the Atma Virus tested upon.]] When were they sealed, what's to say they're not unconscious, and how hungry must they be?!
* Once you learn that [[spoiler: the Junkyard was Sera's virtual paradise]], a lot of things (such as the ship that you blow up) from the first game are [[FunnyAneurysmMoment really dark when you go back and play it again.]]