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* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Lucifer wins at the end of ''Demise of the Reincarnation''. The ''New Digital Devil Story'' sextology deals with this.]]



** TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Lucifer wins at the end of ''Demise of the Reincarnation''. The ''New Digital Devil Story'' sextology deals with this.]]



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Yomotsu-Shikome]] dies facing [[spoiler:Loki]] in order to buy Nakajima enough time to [[spoiler:revive Yumiko.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: HeroicSacrifice:
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[[spoiler: Yomotsu-Shikome]] dies facing [[spoiler:Loki]] in order to buy Nakajima enough time to [[spoiler:revive Yumiko.]]



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Nakajima. Sure, he successfully develops the Demon Summoning Program. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, he failed to build in proper safeguards that would impose a contract on a summoned demon. Loki turns on him very quickly, resulting in the deaths of at least half his classmates, as well as many innocent bystanders.]] To top it all off, [[spoiler: after Nakajima defeats Loki, Ohara ends up summoning Set, the most powerful evil god of ancient Egypt.]] As icing on the breaking cake, [[spoiler:many demons have sensed the pathway Nakajima opened to their world, kindling their ambition to conquer the human world. More than just a handful of those demons want to ally themselves with Nakajima.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: NiceJobBreakingItHero:
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Nakajima. Sure, he successfully develops the Demon Summoning Program. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, he failed to build in proper safeguards that would impose a contract on a summoned demon. Loki turns on him very quickly, resulting in the deaths of at least half his classmates, as well as many innocent bystanders.]] To top it all off, [[spoiler: after Nakajima defeats Loki, Ohara ends up summoning Set, the most powerful evil god of ancient Egypt.]] As icing on the breaking cake, [[spoiler:many demons have sensed the pathway Nakajima opened to their world, kindling their ambition to conquer the human world. More than just a handful of those demons want to ally themselves with Nakajima.]]



* {{Reincarnation}}: The main characters [[spoiler:are the reincarnations of Izanagi and Izanami.]]

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* {{Reincarnation}}: {{Reincarnation}}:
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The main characters [[spoiler:are the reincarnations of Izanagi and Izanami.]]



* TheDragon: Loki enters as Nakajima's dragon. [[spoiler:Ohara]] gets promoted to [[spoiler:Loki's]] Dragon soon after.

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* TheDragon: TheDragon:
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Loki enters as Nakajima's dragon. [[spoiler:Ohara]] gets promoted to [[spoiler:Loki's]] Dragon soon after.


As you might expect from the original source material for the [=MegaTen=] franchise, Digital Devil Story sets the basic foundation for the games that followed. That means it's happy to explore arcane lore even as it jumps into places that will make the average reader wish for some TropeCo BrainBleach.

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As you might expect from the original source material for the [=MegaTen=] franchise, Digital Devil Story sets the basic foundation for the games that followed. That means it's happy to explore arcane lore even as it jumps into places that will make the average reader wish for some TropeCo TropeCo/TropeCo BrainBleach.


* StealthPun: The ISG's main server contains an [[JapaneseRomanization A]][[LoveTropes I]] program named Craft. Sadly the text does not mention if it was manufactured by Hewlett Packard.

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* StealthPun: The ISG's main server contains an [[JapaneseRomanization [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseRomanization A]][[LoveTropes I]] program named Craft. Sadly the text does not mention if it was manufactured by Hewlett Packard.


* AllMythsAreTrue:

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* Myth/ClassicalMythology

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The original source material for the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series and all of its many derivatives, ''Digital Devil Story'' is a trilogy of novels written by Aya Nishitani. Written in the late 1980s, there are three books in the series: ''Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei'' (Reincarnation of the Goddess), ''Digital Devil Story 2: Mazu no Senshi'' (Warrior of the Demon City), and ''Digital Devil Story 3: Tensei no Shūen'' (Demise of the Reincarnation). The first novel was adapted into an OVA as well as given a video game sequel (same title as the first book, but with "story" written with the kanji for "monogatari", and "story" in furigana). There was also a sequel series of six novels also by Nishitani, titled ''New Digital Devil Story'', that deals with the aftermath of the original trilogy.

In Jusho High School, the student body is divided into two groups: the gifted class and the normal class. One day Akemi Nakajima, one of the gifted and something of a maverick within the school, has the bad luck of being targeted by the semi-delinquent normal Kondo Hiroyuki. The reason? Nakajima had rejected Kyoko Takamizawa's advances, and in a fit of petty vengeance, she manipulated Kondo's crush on her to deliver Nakajima a vicious beating by proxy.

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The original source material for the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' video game series and all of its many derivatives, ''Digital Devil Story'' is a trilogy of novels written by Aya Nishitani. Written in the late 1980s, there are three books in the series: ''Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei'' (Reincarnation of the Goddess), ''Digital Devil Story 2: Mazu no Senshi'' (Warrior of the Demon City), and ''Digital Devil Story 3: Tensei no Shūen'' (Demise of the Reincarnation). The first novel was adapted into an OVA as well as given a video game sequel (same title as the first book, but with "story" written with the kanji for "monogatari", and "story" in furigana). There was also a sequel series of six novels also by Nishitani, titled ''New Digital Devil Story'', that deals with the aftermath of the original trilogy.

In Jusho High School, the student body is divided into two groups: the gifted class and the normal class. One day day, Akemi Nakajima, one of the gifted and something of a maverick within the school, has the bad luck of being targeted by the semi-delinquent normal Kondo Hiroyuki. The reason? Nakajima had rejected Kyoko Takamizawa's advances, and in a fit of petty vengeance, she manipulated Kondo's crush on her to deliver Nakajima a vicious beating by proxy.



* VillainousBSOD: Nakajima suffers this after [[spoiler: Loki betrays him.]]

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* VillainousBSOD: Nakajima suffers this after [[spoiler: Loki betrays him.]]]]
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* {{Pun}}: Yumiko is a transfer student (転校生, tenkousei). Remove the middle character and you get reincarnation (転生, tensei).

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Nakajima is killed by Yumiko (possessed by Izanami). When she regains consciousness she takes her own life in despair when she can't contact Izanami for answers.]]


* CombatTentacles: One of Loki's powers, he uses them to crush people and absorb their blood.



* VillainousBSOD: Nakajima suffers this after [[spoiler: Loki betrays him.]]



* CombatTentacles: One of Loki's powers, he uses them to crush people and absorb their blood.



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Gets more and more cynical with each installment. Both the original trilogy and its sequel series end in {{DownerEnding}}s.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Gets more and more cynical with each installment. Both the original trilogy and its sequel series end in {{DownerEnding}}s.{{Downer Ending}}s.



* VillainProtagonist: Nakajima, at first.

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* VillainProtagonist: Nakajima, at first.first.
* VillainousBSOD: Nakajima suffers this after [[spoiler: Loki betrays him.]]


* MagicFromTechnology: By realizing the similarity between structured summoning rituals and programming algorithms, Nakajima wrote the Demon Summoning Program. And was [[GoneHorriblyRight horribly successful]].

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* MagicFromTechnology: By realizing the similarity between structured summoning rituals and programming algorithms, Nakajima wrote the Demon Summoning Program. And was [[GoneHorriblyRight horribly successful]]. This concept would pave the way for demon-summoning arm terminals and smartphones in ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei''.


* CrossoverCosmology: In the first book alone, we have Loki, [[spoiler:Izanagi, Izanami, Yomotsu-Shikome, and Set]].
** The CthulhuMythos also makes an appearance, though none of the creatures from it appear in person. Nakajima's collection of occult books includes the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Necronomicon and the Pnakotic Manuscripts]] and the occult organization ISG's headquarters is located in [[LovecraftCountry Arkham, Massachusetts]].

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* CrossoverCosmology: CrossoverCosmology:
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In the first book alone, we have Loki, [[spoiler:Izanagi, Izanami, Yomotsu-Shikome, and Set]].
** The CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos also makes an appearance, though none of the creatures from it appear in person. Nakajima's collection of occult books includes the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Necronomicon and the Pnakotic Manuscripts]] and the occult organization ISG's headquarters is located in [[LovecraftCountry Arkham, Massachusetts]].


* RedShirt: A segment in the first book and several segments in the second book go into absurd detail about the lives of minor characters. The segments usually end with them slaughtered by Loki/Set.

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* RedShirt: A segment in the first book and several segments in the second book go into absurd detail about the lives of minor characters. The segments usually end with them slaughtered by Loki/Set.slaughtered.



** In the second book, Isma Feed serves as Set's Dragon.

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** In the second book, Isma [[spoiler:Isma Feed serves as Set's Dragon. Dragon.]]


* FanTranslation: Only way the English-speaking world is ever going to read these. French-speakers too.


* {{Determinator}}: The main protagonists can be very stubborn about giving up.

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* {{Determinator}}: The main protagonists can be very stubborn about not giving up.


* AllMythsAreTrue: You should know this by now.

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* AllMythsAreTrue: You should know this by now.AllMythsAreTrue:


As you might expect from the original source material for the MegaTen franchise, Digital Devil Story sets the basic foundation for the games that followed. That means it's happy to explore arcane lore even as it jumps into places that will make the average reader wish for some TropeCo BrainBleach.

to:

As you might expect from the original source material for the MegaTen [=MegaTen=] franchise, Digital Devil Story sets the basic foundation for the games that followed. That means it's happy to explore arcane lore even as it jumps into places that will make the average reader wish for some TropeCo BrainBleach.

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