Characters / Devil Survivor 2

The cast of Devil Survivor 2. Note that tropes applying to the anime are mixed with the game tropes.

Due to the overdose of tropes, the page has been broken down into sections.

Warning: Beware of unmarked spoilers.

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Tico

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Female Tico voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (Japanese), Eden Riegel (game), Luci Christian (anime) (English)
Male Tico voiced by: Shuuta Morishima (Japanese), Matthew Mercer (game), John Swasey (anime) (English)

Tico is the avatar that appears in the popular site Nicaea every time the party needs help fighting demons. They both share the same name, but differ in gender and personalities. It's unknown how their site can summon demons or even show the deaths of any individual.
  • Awesome Anachronistic Apparel: Male Tico wears a cravat tied in a what appears to be an Osbaldeston knot.
  • Bonus Boss: The two of them are this in the New Game+ of Triangulum.
  • Captain Obvious: Sometimes.
    Female Tico: "Could it be real? If not, it has to be fake, right?"
  • Catchphrase:
    Female Tico: "Have a nice wheee!"
    Male Tico: "May your tomorrow bE a nICE daY As wEll..."
  • Curtains Match The Windows
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Female Tico has star-shaped pupils.
  • Expy: Instead of being expies from anybody in Devil Survivor, they both are expies of Theodore and Elizabeth given you can choose who's going to help you out. Also, fittingly enough, Expies of the Laplace Mail system: Male Tico before it begins to break down, Female Tico once it's begun to babble and misuse words.
    • Up to Eleven in the Triangulum Arc of Record Breaker as they also operate as the Bonus Boss, supported furthermore by their power and difficulty over the main storyline boss fights.
  • Full-Name Basis: Bizarrely enough given her nicknaming tendencies, female Tico always refers to Miyako with her full name.
  • Fusion Dance: Kind of. Their idea of a fusion is simply to have male Tico carry a sitting female Tico on one hand.
  • Genki Girl: Female Tico.
  • Guyliner: Male Tico appears to wear a thin line of red eyeliner.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: During the Bonus Boss battle, male Tico is more physically oriented while female Tico uses magic attacks.
  • Herald: Tico will sing your praises in the end of the day summary.
    • And will do the same for The Anguished One.
  • The Jeeves: Male Tico is polite, well-spoken, and refers to everyone as "Master".
  • Large Ham: Female Tico.
  • Leet Speak: Female Tico loves this.
  • Ms. Exposition: You get to choose if Tico is male or female at the beginning. Regardless, they will basically serve as the digital avatar of how the Nicaea app (the game mechanics) work. You'll even get a brief summary of what happened at the end of each day from them.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Female Tico, by virtue of the Playboy Bunny outfit. She also tends to hit on your hero in her dialogue.
  • The Nicknamer: Female Tico calls Makoto "Mako-Mako", Fumi is "Foomy", Ronaldo is "Ronny" and Yamato is "Yammy".
    • She calls The Anguished One "His Excellency", a title usually reserved for extremely important religious figures. This eventually tells us that The Angusihed One is their creator.
  • Order Versus Chaos: Will constantly, during the end day summary, point out the different sides and where they possibly stand on these, and will remind you to make your own decision who and what causes you might wish to support.
  • Playboy Bunny: The female Tico for your hero's link to Nicaea, dresses in this fashion.
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: Female Tico has a penchant for doing this in Record Breaker.
  • Sharp Dressed Man: Male Tico.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Tico will not hesitate to call out both sides on their idiocy or questionable decisions in the end of the day summary.
     The Septentriones 

Septentriones The Big Dipper

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A group of seven aliens that attack Japan for unknown reasons. Collectively, they form the Big Dipper and are named after its stars. One appears each day for a week. It turns out that they are the swords of the current Adminstrator ruling on the Heavenly Throne.

In reality, there are a total of eight stars to the Big Dipper, with an eight Septentrione still to appear.

  • Achilles' Heel: Dubhe's inflateable top causes a lot of damage to him, if attacked.
  • Action Bomb: Dubhe itself.
  • Alien Geometries: Megrez warps in odd ways when moving.
  • All Your Powers Combined
    • Benetnasch has the ability to use the powers of the previously fought Septentriones. This is because it has a fusion of the other Septentriones inside of it and has access to their various Elemental Powers, which makes it a very aggravating battle.
      • Taken Up to Eleven in the anime. Benetnasch fully utilizes the powers of the other six, including shooting beams and dozens of exploding Dubhes.
  • Asteroids Monster: Mizar.
  • Back from the Dead: Phecda will re-fuse together and become invincible, if the player does not manage to defeat both of its un-fused parts before time is up. It will continue to de-fuse and re-fuse, until it is defeated.
  • Beam Spam: Merak spams several weaker beams in the anime.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: It's implied that the reason the Septentriones act like they do is because they are incapable of recognizing humans as sapient beings.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: In the anime, Mizar and Alioth are taken down in this fashion.
  • Degraded Boss: Dubhe turns out to have been a 'fully-grown' Megrez Bud. The rainbow-colored V-shaped body that was Dubhe are now simply Megrez Buds that are easy to defeat.
  • Difficulty Spike: Megrez is a huge jump in difficulty, compared to the previous three Septentriones. It has fewer vulnerabilities, a lot more HP and the ability to heal itself and moves across the battlefield. It also features more mooks and has the ability to shoot its Buds to create more.
  • Eldritch Abomination: They are completely inhuman, spawn demons around them and designed by Mohiro Kitoh.
  • Elemental Powers
  • Expy
    • Of the Angels from Neon Genesis Evangelion. They are invaders from beyond the stars and attack Japan individually, are incapable or unwilling to communicate, have their individual powers and ways to deal with them. They are also sent down to purge or test humanity's will. Among the last ones is a white-haired pretty boy, who has developed empathy for the ones it's supposed to destroy.
    • Alioth and Arael are giant flyers that attack its targets from space and are outside of the reach of conventional weapons. Both need to be shot down with a special throwing-spear that requires unsealing to deal with them.
    • Mizar and Iruel are both self-propagating shapeless blobs. Neither is defeated by the protagonist, but by an outside force.
    • Megrez and Israfel appear from the ocean and are separated into three parts that require the party to split and defeat the pieces simultaneously.
    • In the anime, Benetnasch acts very similar to Ramiel. But acts more like Zeruel, by being the unstoppable juggernaut that shatters the status quot and speeds things up into a very dark end-game.
    • Finally, Alcor and Tabris.
  • Face Plant: When Daichi floors it and drives the truck away, Dubhe falls off and lands on its 'face'.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death
    • Dubhe explodes and leaves people as nothing more than scotch marks on the ground.
    • Merak's Circumpolarity freezes people in place, who then topple over and shatter.
  • "Get Back Here!" Boss: Megrez moves across the battlefield three times, before being 'really' defeated.
  • Giant Flyer: Alioth.
  • Meaningful Name
    • They are all named after the stars in the Big Dipper, which Polaris can be found by using them as a guide.
    • The Arab name for Alcor is 'suha' meaning 'forgotten' or 'neglected' one.
  • Me's a Crowd: Mizar continually grows and creates smaller copies of itself, doing the exact same. Any attack causes Mizar to break off into pieces that grow fast. The party has to make a choice. Leave Mizar alone, with its copies smothering what is rest of the world within a day or cut the power to the barrier that is keeping them save from the Void, giving them three days left. At best.
  • Mook Maker
    • Merak deploys its little Merak Missiles that need to be defeated before they reach the Tsuutenkaku.
    • Megrez shoots off its Buds, which are degraded versions of Dubhe and cause earthquakes.
    • Mizar itself takes this to a whole new level by any attack causing it to split off into two pieces that proceed to grow and gain the ability to split off into more mooks.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability
    • Dubhe starts off by nulling everything and reflecting physical damage, until a plot-mandated scene occurs that leaves it damaged and weak to everything except Fire.
    • Phecda nullifies everything until it separated into two halves, with one weak to Physical and the other to Magical damage.
  • No-Sell: Benetnasch's Pacify Human skill nullifies any human attack on him. This includes any attack done by Al Saiduq.
  • One Extra Member: The Septentriones actually have an eight member.
  • Outside-Genre Foe: Space Aliens as the main villains, when those are generally Human, Demonic or Angelic in the other series.
  • Shown Their Work: Check out the other Wiki's page and see how the abilities fit them.
  • Starfish Alien: Many of their designs include bizarre objects and some of them can easily be mistaken for food, like Dubhe's gelatinous top and Merak looking like half of a starfish. In-game, they are described as being similar to demons, but not being quite the same. A similar explanation is given when the protagonist asks if Alcor and the others are God.
  • Starfish Language: They speak in random symbols.
  • Stellar Name: All are named after the stars of the Big Dipper.
  • Time-Limit Boss
    • Megrez has to be defeated without 'taking too many turns'.
    • Mizar has to be defeated before the Dragon Stream runs out of power.
  • Tron Lines: Merak, but they are easier seen in the anime.
  • Wave Motion Gun: Merak's Circumpolarity attacks anyone in its line of sight.
  • Why Won't You Die?: Mizar refuses to go down easily. Aside from splitting itself apart, it clings to a building when the Dragon Stream tries to eat it. When the party manages to knock its arms off the building, it proceeds to continuously split to not get eaten. The Dragon Stream does the same until it finally manages to swallow Mizar.
  • The Worf Effect: Dubhe suffers this in the anime. To portray just how awesome Hibiki is, he defeats Dubhe by summoning Byakko. And Dubhe was not damaged, unlike in the game.
  • Zerg Rush: Employed by Merak when it uses its Meral Missiles.

Polaris

Voiced by: Yoshiko Sakakibara (Japanese), Tara Platt (English)

A Godlike being who rules multiple universes and is the Administrator of the Universe, through the use of the Akashic Records. She desires to destroy the world and annihilate mankind because they no longer fit the order she envisions.
  • Akashic Records: Polaris has access to it.
  • Aliens Are Bastards: Unleashes the Void on humanity because we didn't live up to her standards. Not her moral standards, her professional ones—we weren't evolving fast enough for her liking. That, and she's immensely condescending and dismissive when you encounter her.
  • The Battle Didn't Count: Every fight against her that involves having Polaris grant a wish reveals that she is unharmed after the fight. Averted in the cases where your goal is to actually kill Polaris.
  • Big Bad: In the games.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: According to the Anguished One, Polaris couldn't care less about what are regarded as good and evil, only that humanity/the world remain focused on eternally growing towards a particular standard.
  • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: Downplayed in both the cases where she lives and dies. In the former, it turns out she's barely injured from the boss fight but was so impressed by humanity's ability to survive and evolve that she reverses her decision to destroy it and instead grants it a wish. In the cases where she dies, she claims humanity will no longer be able to control demons, but either has a replacement in the wings (Alcor's route) or turns out to be an Informed Attribute (Daichi's True Ending).
  • Dark Is Evil: Her final form however is a black egg shaped form.
  • Death by Irony: Unleashed the void upon humanity because they didn't meet her standards, and in several routes ends up dying because they eventually meet and surpass those standards.
  • Die Laughing: When she is killed in Daichi's route.
  • Dimension Lord: As the admin who rules countless parallel worlds.
  • Evil Counterpart: Besides the Protagonist and Alcor every playable character has a Shadow of them summoned by Polaris that show up in certain routes of the final battle.
  • Expy: It seems that Kagutsuchi and YHVH have decided to destroy the world using the Schwarzwelt.
  • Final Boss: Of the Septentrione Arc.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: In the anime. Where she only briefly appears and is not fought.
  • Karma Houdini: In Yamato's, Ronaldo's, and arguably the Restorer ending. Averted in the Liberator and Kingmaker endings, but they have their own issues instead.
  • King of All Cosmos: Looks like a giant top (and then a giant egg-thing with weird arms).
  • Light Is Not Good: Her first two forms give off a bright light aura with the first being pinkish and the second pure white. Shee also has the Heaven's Wrath attack.
  • Marathon Boss: Se has three distinct battles with no chances to replenish between them. Luckily, the last form is a pushover if you are capable of depleting all of its health before it or its flunkies have a decent shot at you.
  • Meaningful Name: Polaris is viewed in myth as the center which all stars revolve around. Her second form resembles the Norse myth of Polaris as the world spike (Veraldar Nagli) which the entire universe revolves around.
  • No-Sell: Due to being granted his existence from Polaris, Alcor cannot hurt her or any of her component pieces. Thankfully it doesn't apply to his demons.
  • Not So Invincible After All: She proclaims that it is impossible to defeat her, yet one of Daichi's routes and Alcor's route have her being killed by the characters.
  • The Omniscient: Claims this due to having access to the Akashic Records.
  • The Power of the Void: Harnesses the void to erase worlds she deems unworthy of existing.
  • Physical God / Sufficiently Advanced Alien: It's never made quite clear, and it's likely she's a combination of the two.
  • Power Echoes: Her voice in Record Breaker not only echoes, but is accompanied by strange metallic ringing similar to the sounds the Septentriones make.
  • Royal Blood: She inherited Heaven's Throne from Kochab who inherited it from Vega. Er Rai will inherit the throne from Polaris.
  • Schrödinger's Gun: After either Yamato or Ronaldo explains their wish to her in their routes, Polaris claims that's what she wanted the entire time. This is probably a Half Truth — Polaris likely had neither Yamato's nor Ronaldo's plan in mind specifically, but as she was was erasing the world because it had grown stagnant, either one solves that problem.
  • She's a Man in Japan: Sort of. The Japanese script never specifies a gender for Polaris while the localization of the DS game had the characters switching between "he" and "it". The English localization for Record Breaker has the cast instead consistently refer to Polaris with female pronouns, likely to keep in tune with the use of a female voice actor and avoid "It" Is Dehumanizing.
  • Stellar Name: Named after the north star Polaris. Her predecessors all derive their names from past pole stars, while her soon-to-be inheritor, Er Rai, is named after a future pole star.
  • The Unfought: In the anime.
  • Walking Spoiler: She's the Big Bad, and a driving force behind all the Serptetrions
  • Wave Motion Gun: Her Supernova attack that needs to charge before firing.

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The Anguished One

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Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese), Todd Haberkorn (game), Illich Guardiola (anime) (English)

A mysterious young man who appears before the Protagonist, calling him the "Shining One" and tells him that one day he must make a momentous decision.

He is the administrator of Nicaea and the one behind the spread of the Demon Summoning App. The mystery of his motives are an important thread of the plot from the 4th day on.


  • Adorkable: The anime ups his clueless personality concerning understanding humans.
    • Not to say that he isn't already this way in the game, particularly if you choose his route.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Supplemental materials state that his ideal bride is "A Shining One." As it happens, the only people he applies that title to are male.
  • Anti-Villain: Despite constantly messing with the main characters and coming off as morally ambiguous on top of being a Septentrione, it turns out that he actually has good intentions. In every route besides his own you end up killing him, and right before he dies he helps you get to Polaris. On his route, after you defeat Polaris, he recreates the world and becomes the essence of the new world.
    • Part of his reason for antagonizing the party is not on purpose. As he is only attempting to get rid of Yamato who is not using the knowledge he gave him and his ancestors for the good of mankind but instead only using it to fulfill his desire for a Meritocracy. The other reason is to test their worthiness as one of the names he is known by is Al Saiduq.
  • Apologizes a Lot: A minor example. His sentences aren't punctuated with apologies, but he's very apologetic whenever he fumbles in his attempts to socialize, as well as when he admits to being the cause of humanity's current predicament.. He even apologizes if he falls in battle (as an ally).
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: He becomes the essence of the new world in his route.
  • Badass Boast: He gives a pretty good one on Airi's Fate route, after wiping out a swarm of demons near the concert hall she always stares at.
    Anguished One: Demons are mere pebbles in my path. It is no challenge to kick them aside.
  • Badass Finger Snap: How he takes out a Megrez bud in his debut scene.
  • Badass in Distress: In the second phase of the Final Boss of his route, he becomes immobilized and can't move until the third phase of the battle is reached.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: Even though he's well-intentioned, he seems to genuinely not know why certain things he does upset or unnerve people.
  • The Chessmaster: He created Nicaea Beta version in order to save people and give them the power not only to avert their own deaths but to defeat the other Septentriones. If you do his route he eventually recreates the world with himself as part of that new world.
  • Combat Tentacles: This is how he uses his multiple tails in the anime. They're deadly enough to kill Cerberus in one split second.
  • Composite Character: He has traits of Lucifer, Prometheus and Persona's Igor.
  • Dimensional Traveler: This doesn't come into play for the most part in either the anime or the game, but he has the ability to travel between parallel worlds and that he left the current world for a new one by the end of the anime.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: He likes humanity and wants to develop our potential. Polaris sees us a a dead-end.
  • E.T. Gave Us Wi-Fi: He taught the Hotsuin family summoning spells in the past in order to protect humanity. He also mentions that he gave man fire, language, and culture in ancient times.
  • Expy: Of Lucifer from Shin Megami Tensei II, someone who truly cared whether humans lived or died, and had plans which had humanity's survival as their cornerstone.note . They are so similar that Lucifer is the demon you unlock when you max his Fate.
    • And of Igor, judging how he created the Ticos and Nicaea. The fact he helps humanity as a whole, especially the Protagonist, make the point even clearer.
    • Also of Prometheus in that he gave Humans fire, language and culture. And he calls himself the Anguished One.
    • As well as Remiel, being a genuinely compassionate member of an otherwise antagonistic force who wants what's best for humanity.
    • And finally of Naoya, for making the Demon Summoning Program for the heroes so that they have a fighting chance, for being a character that joins only in his own route, and for appearing periodically to give information.
    • Going outside of the SMT series, he's pretty much a straight-up Expy of Kaworu from Neon Genesis Evangelion who is the Fountain of Expies for the mysterious, protagonist-fascinated character. The AT-field looking pattern on his tunic makes the inspiration even more blatant. He has almost all of Kaworu's charactertistic. White hair ? Check. Ambiguously Gay for the protagonist ? Check. Actually isn't human, but is the last, the most powerful of the aliens that invaded Earth, but later interested in humanity and helps the protagonist fighting against his own kin? Check.
  • Gravity Master: Displays this in the anime when dealing with Botis, who he easily tosses around and crushes into a ball.
  • I Have Many Names: There's the Anguished One as his formal introduction, then there's Alcor as the Sword of Polaris, and then there's Al Saiduq for his preferred name he wants everyone to know, though the party calls him Saiduq for short.
  • It's All My Fault: Blames himself for what Polaris plans to do to humanity since he gave man culture, language, fire, etc. in ancient times.
    • In the anime, he feels like its his fault that Yamato is taking the path he's taking because of how of his influence to his family. The game does touch on this though with Yamato yelling at him during Alcor's route.
  • Kid with the Leash: He has to keep his servant Bifrons under control as Bifrons really likes to kill humans for fun.
  • Leitmotif: The Anguished One. Mysterious and serene, which is fitting for him. If you are observant, you may remember that the theme also played when you registered at Nicaea, hinting at their connection.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's a Jack-of-All-Stats in most regards, but also boasts huge HP and MP pools as well as good resistances and is immune to the Curse element.
  • Man Behind the Man:
    • He's the boss of Botis, Bifrons, and Tico. His role in as Botis' boss and the man behind Fumi's brainwashing isn't spelled out unless you avoid killing Botis when freeing Fumi, though.
    • He's also the one who gave JP's and the Hotsuin family all the info and technology they needed to resist Polairs. His antagonism towards Yamato derives from Yamato rebelling against these gifts for humanity's general benefit.
    • Lastly, he's this trope for the human race as a whole because he's the one who gave us civilization.
  • Manipulative Bastard: A VERY odd example that, even if he IS manipulating everyone into doing what he wants, his machinations will benefit those he's manipulating with no overt positive effects granted himself, and if called on it, he's either very good at lying or truly didn't realize how underhanded yet positively benign his schemes were/are.
  • Meaningful Name: He goes by the alias "Al Saiduq" in his own route. It's a variation on Al Sadak (which is his alias in the Japanese version), and not only is it another name for the star Alcor, but it means "The Test"; and he tests the human characters constantly.
  • Mr. Exposition: He knows a lot, and he's quite generous about how much information he gives.
  • My Greatest Failure: Feels like not having Yamato change his mind about his merit system is his fault because he felt like he could have saved Yamato from himself.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: If you don't take his route, he fulfills his duty and tests your worth.
  • Mystical White Hair: His hair lacks even the faint hue of Yamato's. It complements his mysterious if not otherworldly nature.
  • No Social Skills: While he's a lot kinder than Yamato, he's not exactly human, so he may do things that seem odd or unnerving to the other characters; for instance, he doesn't seem to understand that humans aren't accustomed to someone suddenly appearing behind them. He's often apologetic, however, as when you call him out for eavesdropping on the conversation in one of Airi's Fate events.
    Anguished One: ...Was that rude? I'm sorry. I'm rather careless about human customs.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: Happens a lot in the anime. Whenever the scene changes, he's usually a few meters from where we last saw him, and characters looking away for a split second is enough for him to disappear.
  • One-Winged Angel: If you take to long to beat him he transforms into a new form that reflects magic, resistant to almighty, and is weak to phys. Lest you believe this is an opportunity to gang on him with physical attacks, he also gains Chaos Stir, a passive ability that lets him counter every received attack with an identical one against the assailant that's twice as powerful as the one that was used on him. He will eventually return to his original form and summon more demons..
  • Only Friend: Declares Yamato one in the anime and technically was one for Yamato even if he doesn't admit it.
  • Order Versus Chaos: His ending is Chaos of a different flavor from Yamato's, seeking to overthrow the existing system of the universe. His ending is directly analogous to the True Demon ending from Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne.]]
  • Power Floats: Which is ridiculously lampshaded in the anime and something not mentioned in the game itself.
    (doing what apparently is "Moonwalker") Walking on the ground is harder than it looks.
  • Power Glows: While flying, he is surrounded by a soft blue aura.
  • The Power of Friendship: You have the option of befriending him, which will clear his doubts and allow him to realize his potential to replace Polaris and create a new world.
  • The Reveal: His true identity is of the eighth Septentrione, Alcor, the Sword of Polaris. Unlike the other invaders he has the ability to empathize with others, and has come to like humans and wants to change the world so that they will be free from control. If one sides with him, he goes by the alias of Al Saiduq. If one does not, he becomes the final test before facing Polaris.
  • Sinister Geometry: His true form is a hypercube.
  • Smart People Play Chess: He's shown playing chess in his preview for the animation.
  • Standard Status Effects: He inflicts the unique Ill-starred effect through his Ominous Star attack. Affected characters take 200 additional damage per hit, but the ailment is very short-lived and expires by that team's next turn.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: He's REALLY good at doing this, to the point that on his route, the Hero can get seriously unnerved and can actually break his usual stoic character to damn near beg him to quit surprising him like that. He also tends to vanish into thin air after talking with the protagonist before the split in routes.
  • The Starscream: If you convince him to side with humanity and rebel against Polaris.
  • Stellar Name: His real name is Alcor, which is the companion star to the Big Dipper's Mizar.
  • Supreme Chef: According to the anime, he can cook very well — due to being able to manipulate food on the molecular level.
  • Taking You with Me: In the anime, he tries to take Yamato with him but Yamato miraculously survives.
  • Tennis Boss: His second form is Nigh Invulnerable even to Physical and Force attacks, his alleged weaknesses, due to his very high level and stats. The most effective means of doing damage to him is to trick him into using Chaos Stir to copy attacks that you can reflect back at him, doing much more damage to him than you can do with your own attacks.
  • Time Abyss: Comes with having existed long before humanity came into being.
  • We Cannot Go on Without You: In the battle with Polaris on his route. Conversely made worse by the fact if the remaining Humans all go down, it's also Game Over there.
  • Western Zodiac: His is Ophiuchus, the outsider amongst the Zodiac. His route also embodies rebirth due to Ophiuchus connection with the serpent.
  • Where Are They Now: In his route in the Septentrione Arc, he becomes the Administrator of the world after dethroning Polaris from it.
    • In the Triangulum Arc's Golden Ending, if his Fate level has been raised to 5, he is able to reincarnate in the new world as a Surfer Dude, of all things. This can end up being meaningful after defeating Canopus, who is associated with water.

"Dera-Deka"

Voiced by: Patrick Seitz (English)

An older, afro'd man in a concealing hat and longcoat with a connection to several characters. If only his activity made a difference.
  • Afro Asskicker: He can punch people and knock them out.
  • Badass Normal: He can knock people out with one punch.
  • Character Death: He died twice; the first one was an implied public death to all the people he worked/lived with, and the second one was truly a death scene for trying to help the Protagonist by summoning a powerful demon that later killed him in battle.
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: He had to fake his death after looking to closely into the actions of JP's. Throughout the week he appears in various events helping people and befriending the protagonist. He eventually gets killed by demons and spends his last few moments thinking of his daughter and makes you promise not to reveal that he was actually alive.
  • Fedora of Asskicking: Nice Hats must run in the family.
  • Meddling Parents: He initially and fervently refused his daughter's wish to become a pianist and an idol until she succeeded and convinced him otherwise.
  • Retcon: He's mentioned to be alive and well in the Triangulum Arc by his pupil Ronaldo and daughter Airi. He never lost connection to his loved ones in that world.

The Three Servants of the Anguished One

Named Botis, Bifrons, and Black Frost, they are the servants of the Anguished One. Both Botis and Bifrons appears as bosses during the story and if they should die in those battles then Black Frost will take their place in the battle on the last day.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Botis in the anime especially his willingness to kill Alcor for having a difference in opinion.
  • An Ice Person: Black Frost is an ice demon.
  • Axe-Crazy: Bifrons really likes to kill humans. His master is the only thing keeping him under control.
  • Bad Boss: Bifrons threatens to kill his demon minions if they don't obey him.
  • Berserk Button: Bifrons doesn't like being called a runt.
  • Call-Back: Black Frost is one to the Black Frost from the first Devil Survivor.
  • Co-Dragons: For Saiduq.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: In the anime Botis is tossed around by Alcor before being crushed into a ball and dying.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Bifrons wipes out all the demons Ronaldo's men summon in a single attack in the anime.
  • Developers' Foresight: Yes, you actually can kill Botis and Bifrons during your first fights with them (though likely not until new game plus), and yes, the fight against the Anguished One in any route not his own does accommodate for this.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Botis will congratulate the Protagonist upon his defeat on the last day.
  • Graceful Loser: Botis.
  • It Can Think: The characters are surprised in the anime by the fact that they are able to talk.
  • Kill It with Fire: How Bifrons likes to kill humans.
  • Mind Control: Botis does this to Fumi and has her hack JP's database in order to find out what Yamato is up to.
    • In the anime this is changed to him using her to open the barrier so a Septentrione can enter.
  • Noble Demon: Botis is different from Bifrons in that he does not like to kill humans and follows his masters orders to the letter. He only fights the Protagonists when he has no choice and on the last day as part of the test. He will even congratulate the Protagonist for beating him on the last day.
  • No-Sell: Botis can use Shield All during his fight. So he'll be able to null everything but almighty.
  • Playing with Fire: Bifrons and Black Frost can use fire magic.
  • Shock and Awe: Botis can use lightning magic.
  • Smug Snake: Bifrons thinks he is a Smug Super and mocks the humans for being puny before killing them. Makes more sense in the anime since they don't fight.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Both Botis and Bifrons are a lot more powerful on the last day than they were earlier in the story.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: Attempted by Botis in the anime. Unfortunately for him he he didn't even get to attack.
  • Villain Teleportation: Botis uses it to get to different places in the anime. Though it doesn't seem he can go far when using it.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It's never shown or explained what becomes of Bifrons in the anime.

    The Triangulum 

The Great Diamond/Spring Triangle

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New invaders set to attack earth and appeared after Polaris's defeat and the regression of the world. They are named after the stars that form the Spring Triangle asterism. Unlike the Sepentriones that were focusing their attacks on various barrier towers, the Triangulum's target is always the Sky Tower.

There is a fourth member, turning them into the Great Diamond asterism, called Cor Caroli.
  • Adaptive Ability: Spica Buds gain complete immunity to whatever attack was used to defeat it and hand that immunity on to the other buds, as well as the main body. This includes Almighty!
  • A.I. Breaker: Inverted with Spica, whose abilities are perfectly tuned to punish Complacent Gaming Syndrome from players expecting to be able to roll over it with high-level demons from New Game+, which many players will be on when they first face it. High-level demons will typically only be equipped with moves that deal either Physical damage, which is the best damage type by an enormous margin against anything that doesn't resist it, and Almighty damage, which nothing resists. It's fully possible for a player to make Spica immune to all of their best attacks on their first encounter with its buds.
  • Clock Roaches: It turns out that they are attacking humanity and want to wipe it out because the party members keep defying the natural order. It's come to the point that the Providence itself registered humanity as an error in the Akashic Records that must be removed.
  • Cognizant Limbs: Denebola's main body is composed of three parts. Denebola, Chort and Zosma. Denebola is a physical attacker and Zosma a magical one. And Chort grants physical immunity to all three parts, as long as it's alive.
  • Death from Above: Denebola fires massive beam barrages. A direct hit onto the Sky Tower would destroy it. Spica's ice shards are also this type of attack, though much smaller in scale.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Arcturus is set up to be the final boss of the Triangulum, with a lot of emphasis put on the party having to be more than prepared to battle it and how this will be the toughest battle to face. Especially since it killed almost everyone during the second cycle. But there is something much bigger waiting behind Arcturus.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Another group of bizarre and incomprehensible beings from space.
  • Expy: Spica is one of Megrez, with its buds being the first things the party battles. Its battle with the main body also takes place at the sea, from where it attacks.
  • Giant Flyer: Denebola. Actually, that's just its cannon. The main body is tiny.
  • Hero Killer: Arcturus effortlessly killed most of the party, before it was defeated by Yamato and Al Saiduq.
  • An Ice Person: Spica's mere presence lowers the temperature of Japan by a ton and spreads ice around. Ironically enough, it doesn't have an innate immunity to Ice. Unless the player gives it one.
  • The Juggernaut: Arcturus destroys a large amount of the Tokyo skyline in its introduction and turns out to be invincible when the party first tries to fight it.
  • Kill All Humans: They plan to eliminate them.
  • Kill It with Fire: Arcturus uses Quasar to inflice 4-Down, causing everyone to be weak to the four main elements, and uses Plough Of Death to deal Fire damage to everyone on the field. When the party resists that strategy, it uses the even stronger Plough Of Life.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Arcturus is very fast, having 24 Speed at Level 50 and high Strength and Magic. Its vitality may not be that great, but given that it's basically indestructible, it has no need to worry about taking damage from enemies.
  • Mechanical Lifeform: Arcturus looks like a perforated sheet metal.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Arcturus is immune to practically any kind of attack. It can only take damage from the Dragon Stream or creatures like Al Saiduq. And even when Yamato uses the Dragon Stream against it, it deals so little damage that Miyako has to use her own to strengthen it.
  • No-Sell: Arcturus cannot be damaged by humans or demons.
  • One Extra Member: The fourth member of the Triangulum is Cor Caroli. Miyako's real form.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: The defeat of Arcturus during the second cycle. While it was eventually defeated, the only surviving members were Yamato and Al Saiduq. And Al Saiduq mentions that the world, what little is seen of it, is too burned and ravaged to be able to recover from things. They decided to regress the world once more, to get another chance.
  • Royal Blood: Arcturus is also an Adminstrator, destined to take the Heavenly Throne one day.
  • Starfish Alien: Denebola looks the closest to being organic.
  • Stellar Name
    • Denebola, Spica and Arcturus are named after the Spring Triangle stars.
      • They form the Great Diamond with Cor Caroli, their fourth member.
    • Zosma and Chort are Denebola's neighboring stars in the Leo constellation.
  • Time-Limit Boss: Denebola must be defeated before its cannon is fully charged.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Compared to the Septentriones, the Triangulum are much stronger and require more complex strategies to defeat them.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: After the Triangulum are captured, nothing is mentioned about their fate except for one ending. The Sacrificial Ending has Miyako show that they are part of the machine that turns Al Saiduq into a proper Adminstrator and the Triangulum become his swords.

Canopus

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The entity responsible for maintaining the Administrator system and the true antagonist of the Triangulum Arc.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: Canopus is portrayed more as an extremely powerful computer, rather than a sapient being. It isn't seeking to wipe out humanity out of any conscious malice, but considers it a virus in the Administrator system.
  • Combat Tentacles: Golden tentacles called Matrix that grow from the bottom of its body, which it uses as a defense against the party.
  • Complete Immortality: As long as Canopus controls the Four Factors that make up the very nature of the universe itself, it will not die and continue to exist.
  • Expy: Bears similarities to the Great Will, which is commonly associated with, or is, YHVH.
  • Final Boss: Of the Triangulum Arc.
  • Genius Loci: The realm of Providence, above the Akasha Stratum and Earth, is actually part of its body.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Of the Septentrione Arc, as it turns out. It oversees the system that Polaris controls, but has no direct hand in its actions.
  • Kill All Humans: Judged all humans to be a threat to the universal order and wants them removed.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: As it falls during its defeat, Canopus and the Providence shatter into pieces before disappearing.
  • Making a Splash: Uses the only water-themed attack Culling of Roots on foes.
  • Meaningful Name: Canopus is the second brightest star in the sky, with only Sirius shining brighter. Hindu mythology believes it to control the tides.
  • Mega-Microbes: It's kind of like this and a Blob Monster.
  • Mook Maker: Produces Shards and Genes from its body that share its Nigh-Invulnerability and making them Invincible Minor Minions.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: It was initially deemed to be impossible to destroy Canopus, as it represents the primal factors that make up the universe - Heat, Force, Space and Time - which make it literally invincible to anything and capable of countering attacks. It's only by the simultaneous existence of Yamato and Miyako Hotsuin that it loses its invulnerability, as well as Skill Cracking the special factors it owns and using them against it.
  • Red Baron: Miyako refers to it as 'Providence' or 'the Divine Order of the Universe'.
  • Resurrective Immortality: Canopus itself has the complete version, but his Shards can be knocked out for a while.
  • The Man Behind the Man: The creator of the Triangulum and the driving force behind the entire Administrator System.
  • The Unfought: If the player goes for Miyako's sacrificial ending.
  • Top God: It stands even above the Administrators, as the Divine Order of the Universe.


Let's Survive.

Alternative Title(s): Devil Survivor 2 The Animation

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