VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV does have its share of funny stuff among the EldritchAbomination of monsters and NightmareFuel log.

* Many appraisal items have some amusing descriptions if many of them tend to be from Tokyo while the characters come from an ancient kingdom.
** Skateboard - A dangerous stepladder.
** Yoga Mat - A squishy carpet.
** Toothpaste - Mud that tastes like mint.
** Electric Brush - Could it be a very short riding crop?
** BBQ Stove - It seems like an unreliable bookrest.
** Bondage Suit - It reminds you of the Black Samurai.
** Women's Toy - [[VisibleSilence ......]]
*** It's worth noting that things like the Women's Toy and Adult [=DVDs=] are among the most expensive things to sell.
*** It's humorously bizarre that, despite your character being unfamiliar with and misidentifying almost all of the various relics, the Women's Toy is met with knowing silence.
*** A hilarious combination is bringing the Women's Toy and the Battery in one trip.
* Someone at Atlus USA seems to be fond of [[Film/TheWickerMan unintentionally hilarious movies]]. Here's a line from the Compendium's description of Wicker Man:
-->Some tales describe passersby stumbling across the remains, wondering how they got burned.
* The description of the Zombie Cop describes how it enacts deadly force on any human being now that it's undead, as opposed to only when the situation called for it while it was alive. It adds that "threats of increased paperwork, pay cuts, or disciplinary action are all useless, [[Main/ComicallyMissingThePoint as they are no longer government employees]]."
** If the Zombie Cop initiates a conversation (meaning that he's the last demon left on the field and wants mercy), he'll ask, "You don't want to become a CopKiller, do you?"
* Believe it or not, the ''game over sequence'' is actually pretty humorous. The afterlife turns out to have quite the queue, and Charon basically tells you, in the most [[DeadpanSnarker deadpan]] voice imaginable, to take a number and wait to be called.
** In fact, there's ''so many'' numbers that Charon actually ''sells continues'' just so he isn't so overworked.
* Mundane activities such as "To the Roof" being put under Quests.
* (Your) Burroughs excited to tell the other Burroughs that you're becoming the best Samurai from your generation.
* Walter teasing Jonathan that he goes to the bakery to get hooked up with girls.
* Normally, Isabeau is always stoic, but when she discovers [[spoiler:a certain manga set in France (strongly hinted to be ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'')]], she briefly [[spoiler:becomes some sort of excited {{Otaku}}]].
** Later on, after the group [[spoiler:manages to corner the Black Samurai, she decides to mess with Isabeau by spoiling what happens at the very end of the manga. Isabeau's reaction is hilarious]].
--> '''Isabeau:''' "[[ICantHearYou Tralalaa! I'm afraid I can't hear you!]]"
** Unfortunately, her [[spoiler:manga obsession]] stops being funny in the Law path, when [[spoiler:Merkabah uses it as an excuse to justify mowing her down.]]
* Nozomi constantly complaining about [[spoiler:all three times she gets swallowed by demons in her third Challenge Quest]].
* After the group's adventure in [[spoiler:Tayama's facility]], they are faced with [[spoiler:Yasomagatsuhi, who intoxicates them with a sweet-smelling scent that causes them to, in simple terms, get drunk. Walter declares his [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes icthyophobia]] in a very hilarious manner, Jonathan announces that [[MindScrew he's a cat and starts making cat imitations]] and Isabeau complains about seeing demons everywhere and eventually leaves with the guys. Finally, you lose consciousness... and when you wake up, you are alluded by Jonathan that [[NoodleIncident you took off your pants and did something with your nose]]. He is then interrupted by a flustered Isabeau before he could continue]].
--> '''Walter:''' "Yeah...I'm Walter. I'm the son of a fisherman...But I'm scared of fish! I must go tell everyone!" -Giggles, then runs off-
--> '''Isabeau:''' "...[[FlatWhat What...?]]
--> '''Jonathan:''' "How cowardly of you, dashing off without me! Then I'll admit something as well...In all candor...I am a cat! Meee-owwww! This floor is so deliciously warm!" -Lies down-
--> '''Isabeau:''' "Wh...What is happening? Is this the work of that demon...? Ugh...it's always like this! Demons here, demons there, demons, demons, demons...! It's all so...demoning...!" -Bows to the PC and runs off-
* Sometimes when you try to convince male demons to come with you by saying that they'll meet girls, ''they accuse you of being a pimp and [[EvenEvilHasStandards call for the police.]]''
** Unintentionally funny with the Hooligan, who [[FridgeLogic logically]] shouldn't even care about the police.
* When a demon that has the "Data" personality (speaks entirely in binary-like gibberish) initiates Demon Whisper, Flynn's response when he's finished is a confused, "...Yes?"
* During Hikaru's first appearance, she tells the group that she's "interested in them". While the next line is Isabeau's, behind her is Walter, [[FunnyBackGroundEvent giving a dazed, blushing look of excitement.]]
* The defeat of Peallaidh leaves behind his head... which gets tossed around round-robin due to how damn horrible it smells. Isabeau is the first to pick it up, before handing it over to Jonathan. Jonathan quickly gives it to Walter, who makes a crack about Jonathan and Isabeau being squeamish and touts the head as a trophy... before getting hit by the smell and giving it to you. The game's message log even announces each character "obtaining" the head in turn, as if they were receiving a plot-critical item you would normally get.
* [[spoiler:Pluto completely malfunctioning]] when you defeat it, it usual MachineMonotone turning into something halfway between a crashing program and ''dubstep'' (with a bit of WebVideo/YoutubePoop too).
--> '''[[spoiler:Pluto:]]''' I AM... A TOOL OF THE LORD... DESTROYING... ME... IS... BLASPHEMY... [=DiIiIE=]... [=DiiIiIiIieEe=]... [=DDDddDdDiIiIIeEe=]...
** About halfway through the fight, [[spoiler:Pluto]] condemns the heroes and commands them to repair its functions, which results in Walter snidely replying and Jonathan misunderstanding and replying sincerely.
---> '''Walter:''' Sorry, but I think not.
---> '''Jonathan:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint We are not very knowledgeable about mechanics, after all.]]
** [[spoiler:Pluto itself]] is an entity of funny, as it's basically [[spoiler:a fanatically deranged [[Series/DoctorWho Dalek]].]]
---> '''[[spoiler:Pluto]]:''' OBLITERATE. OBLITERATE. IN THE LORD'S NAME...
* Walter trying to demand entry to a members' only bar. The guard who keeps him away [[WelcomeToCorneria repeatedly asks,]] "[[PlotCoupon Proof of membership?]]"
** And then the moment you arrive and show the guard the proof, he apologizes in the most deadpan possible manner and lets you pass without another word. Walter's reaction is priceless, especially so when you consider what the "proof" was ([[spoiler:a matchbox]]).
--> '''Walter:''' "[[EpicFail Truly?!]]"
* The Samurai you have to rescue from [[spoiler:Tayama's clutches]]. At first, there is a lot of tension and drama as everyone tries to rescue him, [[spoiler:but after invading Tayama's Hills building, nobody seems to care about the Samurai even if he's clearly being tortured]]. After some events, [[spoiler:rather than leaving the top floor of the building after everyone's left, the Samurai stays behind... [[CanNotTellALie not to sit out the conflict or because his Gauntlet needs repairing]]... [[BlatantLies but to find more mystic relics to take home]]!]]
* [[spoiler:Akira the demon]] calls Jonathan and Walter with names. He first calls Jonathan a "Goody-Two-Shoes" which he doesn't understand, but Walter is seen smiling in the background...and then Walter gets called "bad boy," making Jonathan smile instead.
* [[spoiler: Hugo]] turns out to be a HenpeckedHusband. Hearing him vent about his wife while attempting to remain civil (as well as TRYING to avoid giving away the fact he's the "[[IHaveThisFriend acquaintance]]" he's talking about) is quite hilarious.
* Recruiting demons in general, natch. One such example is trying to recruit a demon with a "beast" personality, where they ask the player to dig into the ground. The three possible responses given to the player?
-->Dig
-->Dig
-->Dig
** There's another example of this, wherein the demon tells you that you have no choice but to bow down to him. As such, you get three choices all telling you to bow down.
** Some demons can propose you a rather loaded question: which are stronger, humans or demons?
-->Demons
-->Demons
-->Demons
** Other demons command you to die. If you obey ("X tried to die!") then either they'll become so disgusted with your disregard for your own life they'll leave, or they'll be so ''shocked'' at it that they'll immediately join you to keep you from doing it again.
** Some demons will command you to massage their shoulders. You have the option to massage your ''own'' shoulders, and if you're [[LuckBasedMission lucky]], the demon complains that you're doing it wrong and offers to join you to teach you the proper technique.
* The terminal guardian is a pretty hilarious guy. He appears differently with each appearance (once as a [[WholesomeCrossdresser woman]]), and after being defeated the first time, freaks out each time after when he realizes that it's you once again to take his terminal. Later on, he becomes much more affable though still overconfident.
** At the 9th terminal, he will summon [[GagPenis Mara]] to battle you, which is a funny moment in and of itself. He delivers this line (with appropriate LampshadeHanging):
--> '''Terminal Man:''' "Even you won't be able to [[DoubleEntendre beat off]] this magnificent schlong."
** And once you beat Mara...:
--> '''Terminal Man:''' "Huh. I guess it really is all about how you use it."
* Those chatting skills that lets you get macca, healing, or reducing press turns from demons? You can use them on ''bosses''. Even on the [[spoiler: [[OmnicidalManiac The Whites]] ]]!
* The VR missions have some fun gems:
** In Training Battle 4, Pyro Jack introduces you to the "Jack Brothers +": himself, Jack Frost, and Jack The Ripper, just like before, but with the addition of Hairy Jack. He defends the odd inclusion, pointing out that he couldn't find any other Jacks.
** [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney Demonee-Ho]] being your drill instructor.
-->'''Demonee-Ho''': "Private Hee-ho! I will unscrew your head and hee-ho down your neck!"
* After retrieving Osiris's body parts, he joins you on your quest. After his wife Isis leaves though, he makes mention of a certain part missing. Considering his [[GroinAttack mythology]]...
* Meeting Mastema for the first time. You enter a battle with him, he says a BadassBoast and then [[spoiler: [[TheGadfly he laughs about it and opens the way forward without any conflict]]]]
* In the Law or Chaos paths, try resting in the barracks or having lunch at the Hunters' Association. [[spoiler:Merkabah and Lucifer]] will still walk up to you to wake you up, or wish you luck while eating the "ersatz" concoctions, as if it they were still your old partners. [[spoiler: Merkabah declares eating at the Hunter's Associations a form of bravery, and ''Lucifer'' describes the food as a fallen thing.]]
* While the visits to [[spoiler: Blasted and Infernal Tokyo]] are in general pretty dreary, [[spoiler: and naturally so because the White are trying to drive Flynn across the DespairEventHorizon]], there's one moment in the latter level that's pretty amusing, involving going into a lab run by demons and getting sterilized... by a [[TalkingPoo Kanbari]], in a process that sounds like ''throwing up''.
* In the Cathedral of Shadows, if you accidentally try to fuse a demon without selecting any skills for it to inherit, Mido makes a hilariously flippant, miffed-sounding "MMM!" noise.
** When you unlock a new Special Fusion, he lets out a [[LargeHam very enthusiastic]] "OHHHHHHHHHH!"
** Ask him who he is. You can't do it until rather late in the game, but it's worth it to hear that bizarre laugh of his.
* The {{yakuza}}-esque black market dealers are pretty amusing. The voice acting is what sells it.
** During a sale:
---> ''"You HAD to come now, didn't you?"''
** When you go to sell your items:
---> ''"This is real, RIGHT?"''
** When you buy equipment and have the option to equip it immediately:
---> ''"Don't tell me you're going to change here..."''
---> (This happens even if you're just changing weapons or accessories!)
** [[MemeticMutation And of course...]]
---> ''"OH, A HUNTER."''
** When you get to Shinjuku [[spoiler:in Blasted Tokyo]], there's an item shop and weapon shop that are functionally the same as other shops, but [[spoiler:their respective clerks are wearing the standard human garb of Blasted Shinjuku. Hearing the masked weapon clerk make the exact same snarky lines as his normal Tokyo equivalents is hilarious.]]
* The beginning of the game, before the LetsGetDangerous mission to Tokyo, features plenty of competition for the DeadpanSnarker title between Isabeau and Walter.
** Walter: "No, I can see that Navarre is... ''special''."
** Isabeau joins you in finding Navarre simply because ''someone'' has to dispense first-aid after Walter is through with him.
** And then there's Walter opinionation that with a helmet on, Isabeau would be taken for a man. Which gets returned when she states that, as the only woman and the only member of the team not to be charmed by a boss, she is the only one qualified to give a complete report of the situation.
* Trying to visit the bakery after the plot-mandated visit will result in Burroughs telling you that you're leaving before the baker has a chance to notice you.
* On the Chaos path, when you activate new terminals, [[spoiler:Hugo will continue to keep in touch with you about your quest to activate all terminals. This is someone who ''should'' know that you're currently committing high treason against the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado.]]
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