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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    Nicaea 

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 (actually eight) that attack Japan. They collectively form the Big Dipper. Each one of them appears on each day for reasons unknown.
  • Achilles' Heel: Hitting Dubhe's inflating top can severely damage it.
  • Action Bomb: Dubhe.
  • Alien Geometries: Megrez warps in odd ways when moving. Alcor's first form also sports impossible geometries.
  • All Your Powers Combined: Benetnasch has the ability to use the powers of other Septentriones. This is because he has the a fusion of the other six living inside it. He also has access to the others Elemental Powers...which makes his boss battle really aggravating when he decides to split into four of him.
    • Taken Up to Eleven in the anime where it fully utilizes the power of the other six. Including making beams and dozens of Dubhes that explode.
  • Asteroids Monster: Mizar.
  • Back from the Dead: If you don't defeat both parts of Phecda quickly enough, they will fuse back together to become the original, which will then split again.
  • Beam Spam: Merak spams weaker beam attacks in the anime.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: It's implied the reason the Septentriones act the way they do is that they don't even recognize humans as being sapient. Alcor, having a human form, can, which is why you can ally with him.
  • Counter Attack: Alcor's second form has the "Chaos Stir" ability, which makes him counter attacks by using the same attack, but stronger.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Several like Mizar and Alioth are taken down so easily it's a joke in the anime.
  • Difficulty Spike: Megrez is a massive jump in difficulty over Dubhe, Merak, and Phecda, with fewer vulnerabilities, far more HP coupled with being the first opponent to feature health regeneration, is a "Get Back Here!" Boss in a large arena, and features many more mooks than any previous Septentrione even before Megrez's own Mook Maker abilities come into play.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Being completely inhuman, demon-spawning, named after the stars of the Big Dipper, and designed by Mohiro Kitoh, no less. Except Alcor. It's also implied the reason he's so benign compared to the others is that he can understand humans, and thus feels guilt if he hurts them.
  • Elemental Powers: Each of the Septentriones is associated with one of the seven elements in the game:
  • Expy: Of the Angels from Neon Genesis Evangelion. They're theme-named Eldritch Abominations from beyond the stars attacking Japan individually, incapable or unwilling to communicate, they're all unique and have their own special feature set, defeated in a specific manner by the cast, they're essentially sent here to purge or test humanity's will and one of the last of their number takes the form of a white-haired prettyboy who has developed empathy for the creatures he is intended to destroy. Several also have individual similarities to angels.
    • Alioth and Arael are both giant flyers that attack the party from space, outside the reach of their conventional weapons. They are both shot down with special throwing spears which have to be specifically unveiled to deal with them.
    • Mizar and Ireul are both self-propagating shapeless blobs (especially Mizar in the anime). Neither are defeated conventionally by the protagonists, and are instead killed by an outside force.
    • Megrez appears from the ocean and is in multiple parts that assist each other, forcing the teams to defeat all the parts at the same time, just like Israfel.
    • In the anime, Benetnasch not only looks and acts like Ramiel but performs a role similar to Zeruel, being the unstoppable juggernaut that shatters the status quo and sends things rapidly hurling into a very dark end-game.
    • And, of course, Alcor and Tabris.
  • Face Plant: For given value of "face", but when Daichi rapidly drives away the truck which Dubhe is seated upon it causes the thing to slam "face" first into the ground in a rather comical way.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: Dubhe blows people up. Merak freezes people with its Circumpolarity, who then shatter to pieces.
  • "Get Back Here!" Boss: The true form of Megrez.
  • Giant Flyer: Alioth.
  • Meaningful Name: They're all named after the stars of the Big Dipper, which the star Polaris can be found by using as a guide.
    • The name the Arabs used for Alcor was سها (suha), meaning either the ‘forgotten’ or ‘neglected’ one.
  • Me's a Crowd: Mizar continually grows, and while doing so creates copies of itself that do the same. Any attempts to attack it cause it to make more. Its exponential growth and replication leaves the group with two choices, let it smother the world in under 24 hours or redirect the barrier's power into an attack to kill it letting the world be consumed by the Void in one to three days.
  • Mook Maker: Merak and Megrez can both produce supporting units: Merak deploys Merak Missiles that have to be kept away from the tower on the other end of the map, while Megrez spits out Megrez Buds, which resemble a Degraded Boss version of Dubhe. Mizar takes it to a whole new level by splitting off more mooks every time it's damaged, and those mooks are themselves Mook Makers.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Dubhe nulls everything (including Almighty) except Phys, which it reflects, protecting itself from Pierce attacks. This makes it easily the new Beldr when it comes to invulnerability and Achilles' Heel. Phecda also starts out nigh invulnerable but splits into two with one being weak to Phys and the other to magic.
  • No Sell: Benetsnach's "Pacify Human" skill nullifies all human attacks.
  • One Extra Member: There are actually eight of them.
  • Outside-Genre Foe: Space aliens as the main villains in a series where the Big Bad is either Human, Demonic, or Angelic.
  • Shown Their Work: Check out The Other Wiki's pages on this and note how their personalities act in the game.
  • Sixth Ranger Traitor: This is the result of Alcor distancing himself from the Septentriones and Polaris because he started doubting their methods of dealing with humanity, thinking it has more potential than his comrades think they don't.
  • Starfish Alien: Many of their designs take on bizarre objects with some of them being easily mistaken for food such as Dubhe, while Merak looks like half of a starfish. They are described in game as being similar to demons but not quite the same and the same description is used when the Protagonist asks Alcor if they are God.
  • Starfish Language: They don't speak any human language. Their speech is represented by a series of symbols in the game.
  • Stellar Name: All of them are named after stars in the Big Dipper. They also appear in the order of the stars' Bayer designations.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Dubhe's balloon-like top explodes once it expands enough. Merak sends out Merak Missiles that explode when they reach their destination.
  • Time-Limit Boss: You only have so many turns to defeat Mizar before the Dragon Stream runs out of juice.
  • Tron Lines: Merak, though they're easier to see in the anime.
  • Wave Motion Gun: Merak's Circumpolarity attack hits anyone in its line of sight.
  • Why Won't You Die?: Mizar. Not only does he constantly split apart when you attack him, but when you summon the Dragon who bites Mizar and smacks him against a building, Mizar hangs on for dear life, making you having to slowly chip away at his tentacle-arms until he can't hold on anymore. There's something extremely funny about watching this in action.
    • And to further extend its clinginess to life, the Dragon Stream swallows one half of it, leaving the other half alive as Mizar restores itself. The Dragon Stream, though, chomps the hell out of it for one grand finale.
    • Amusingly, if you by chance left any small Mizars alive, they will try to escape, but the stoned Dragon Stream will squash them.
  • The Worf Effect: Dubhe suffers this to show off how special Hibiki Kuze is in the anime. With it not even being harmed like it was in the game yet getting defeated by Byakko.
  • Zerg Rush: Employed by Merak when it came to using its Merak Missles.

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.
  • 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: He's the Sword of Polaris.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: Has the most well-rounded stats of the cast.
  • 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.
  • 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: Takes a fourth option and combines the best of both if you choose his path. It's interesting in that Alcor himself appears to be themed after Chaos, with the Chaos demons Asura and Lucifer being unlocked through leveling his Fate. Not to mention his clothes/true form are red and black, which are usually the colors of Chaos.
    • Alternately, his path can be seen as a different Chaos path, since his ultimate goal is to free humanity to develop its own potential, a goal that focuses more on freedom than Yamato's Hierarchy.
  • 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.
  • Ars Goetia: Both Bifrons and Botis are Goetia demons.
  • 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 Spring Triangle/Great Diamond

A new trio of invaders that attacks earth, after Polaris' defeat and the regression of the world. They are named after the three stars that form the Spring Triangle asterism.

In actuality, they are the four stars of the Great Diamond. The main target of their attacks is the Sky Tower in Tokyo, with their desired result to be the complete destruction of the world.

The stars are Denebola, Spica, Arcturus and Cor Caroli.
  • Adaptive Ability: When a Spica bud is defeated, every further bud and the main body will become completely immune to the element that the first one was defeated by. This includes Almighty.
  • Clock Roaches: It's revealed that they're attacking humanity because the main characters just wouldn't stop defying the natural order. Canopus finally registered the human race as a whole as a virus in the Akashic Record and sent the Triangulum to wipe it out.
  • Cognizant Limbs: Denebola's main body is compromised of three parts: Denebola itself, Chort and Zosma. Denebola is a physical attacker, while Zosma is a magical attacker. Chort grants physical immunity to the others, as long as it's alive.
  • Death from Above: Denebola can fire a massive barrage of energy beams; enough to completely clear out Tokyo's airspace. And a direct hit onto the Sky Tower would destroy it immediately.
  • Disc One Final Boss: Arcuturs is actually set up as the final boss battle of the game, with a hell of a lot of preparation being done before properly battling it. It was also heavily played up and gained a lot of focus in dialogue, especially since it practically killed the entire party in the second world, before Yamato and Al Saiduq managed to beat it. Then it turns out that there's something bigger behind it that you have to deal with.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Another group of bizarre and incomprehensible beings from space.
  • Expy: Spica is one of Megrez, attacking from the sea just like it and releasing its buds. It even resembles Megrez, if it had been sliced in half.
  • Giant Flyer: Denebola. Actually, its cannon. The main body is earthbound and minuscule.
  • Hero Killer: Arcturus effortlessly killed almost the entire party, though it is eventually defeated by Saiduq and Yamato. And Yamato barely survives.
  • An Ice Person: Spica, with its presence lowering the temperature in Japan a ton and spreading ice around easily. Strangely enough, it doesn't have an innate resistance to Ice. Unless you defeat one of its buds with ice.
  • The Juggernaut: Arcturus destroys a large amount of the Tokyo skyline in its introduction and proves to be indestructible when it initially attacks the party.
  • Kill All Humans: The Triangulum have no desire to somehow test humanity; they just want to eliminate it.
  • Kill It with Fire: Arcuturus' main strategy is to use Quasar to inflict 4-Down, a status ailment that causes everyone to be weak to the four main elements, and then using Ploug of Death that deals Fire damage to everyone on the field.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Arcturus is very fast, having 24 Speed at Level 50 and high Strength and Magic. Its vitality is pretty crummy, but because he's basically indestructible, it won't have to worry about any damage from its enemies.
  • Mechanical Lifeform: Arcturus looks like a piece of perforated sheet metal.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Arcturus is immune to practically every kind of attack. It can only be damaged by creatures like Alcor and the Dragon Stream. And even when Yamato uses it, it deals so little damage that Miyako needs to boost its strength to do something.
  • No Sell: Arcturus cannot be damaged by humans or demons. He can only be damaged by one certain attack, done by a certain character.
  • One Extra Member: The Spring Triangle turns out to have a fourth star to form the Great Diamond. Cor Caroli, who takes on many similarities to Alcor. See her own entry for more information.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: The party did manage to defeat Arcturus in the second world! But only after its power has killed majority of the party and has left the world burning and dying around them. Fortunately, Yamato and Saiduq decided to regress the world again for a second chance.
  • Royal Blood: Arcturus is also an Administrator, destined to take the Heavenly Throne one day.
  • Starfish Alien: Denebola looks the closest to being organic.
  • Stellar Name
    • They are named after the Spring Triangle stars: Denebola, Spica and Arcturus. They also form the Great Diamond, with Cor Caroli.
    • Zosma and Chort are Denebola's neighboring stars in the Leo constellation.
  • Time-Limit Boss: Denebola must be defeated, before its cannon fully charges up and attacks the Sky Tower.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The fate of the captures Triangulum is not touched upon in certain endings. In Miyako's ending, they are part of the machine to make Alcor a proper Administrator on the Heavenly Throne and 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.


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Alternative Title(s): Devil Survivor 2 The Animation

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