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I am the radiant morning star, which lights the way to the sons of man. I am the true flame of life in all the glory of flesh, blood, and my own will. So come, ye lifeless puppets of God! I shall snuff out your ostentatious lights.
~ Lucifer in Shin Megami Tensei IV.
I shall not rest until both my subjects and you humans enjoy a level of freedom you have only dreamed about, for this is the true nature of things. Chaos is the true nature of the world! The stronger, more beautiful creatures survive and continue to reproduce, naturally bettering all that live. The cycle of rebirth and destruction will continue unfettered for all eternity, improving life for all until the end of time.
~ Lucifer in Shin Megami Tensei, showing his social darwinist beliefs.

Lucifer is a demon and a major character in the Shin Megami Tensei series, who serves as a major antagonist in most of the aforementioned franchise's installments. He is based on the biblical figure of the same name, often seen as a noble, charismatic demon, and represents the Chaos alignment, which is associated with ideals such as anarchy, war, social darwinism, individuality, worship of unholy forces, and freedom.

Portrayals

  • Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey: Kikuko Inoue (Louisa Ferre).
  • Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne (Lucifer's Call in Europe): Japanese: Mariya Ise (Blond Child), Shin-Ichiro Mik (Old Gentleman. English: Sarah Williams (Blond Child), Paul Eiding (Old Gentleman).
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV: Japanese: Marina Inoue (Hikaru), Katsuyuki Konishi (Lucifer). English: Matthew Mercer (Lucifer).
  • Shin Megami Tensei V: Japanese: Shin-Ichiro Mik. English: Paul Eiding.
  • Devil Children: Ryōtarō Okiayu
  • SMT Devichil: Ryōtarō Okiayu

Roles

  • Digital Devil Story 3: Demise of the Reincarnation: Antagonist
  • New Digital Devil Story: Goddess of Enchainment: Only Mentioned
  • New Digital Devil Story 3: Planet of the Devil: Antagonist
  • New Digital Devil Story 6: Bonds of Reincarnation: Antagonist
  • Megami Tensei: Tyrant Race, Final Boss
  • Megami Tensei II: Tyrant Race (Boss); Deity Race (Ally)
  • Kyuuyaku Megami Tensei: Tyrant Race (Boss); Deity Race (Ally, Kyuuyaku Megami Tensei II)
  • Shin Megami Tensei, as Louis Cyphre: Major Character, Boss (Law & Neutral Routes), Ally (Chaos Route)
  • Shin Megami Tensei II: Tyrant Race, Major Character, Boss (Law & Neutral Routes), Ally and Playable Character (Chaos Route)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: if...: Tyrant Race
  • Shin Megami Tensei: 20XX: Tyrant Race, Final Boss (Law and Neutral routes)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: 20XX Devil's Colosseum: Antagonist (Name only), Tyrant Race, Special Fusion.
  • Shin Megami Tensei NINE: Devil Race, Boss (Law route), Ally (Chaos route)
  • Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne (Lucifer's Call in Europe): Devil Race, Ultimate Boss (True Demon Ending Final Boss)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, as Louisa Ferre: Important Character
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV: Tyrant Race, Final Boss (Law and Neutral routes), Ally (Chaos route)
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse: Tyrant race, Final Boss (Law Route Bad Ending), Boss (Bonds and Massacre routes)
  • Shin Megami Tensei V: Matter Race, Final Boss (in all paths but "Destroy the Throne")
  • Last Bible: Final Boss (GameBoy ver.), Boss (GameGear ver.)
  • Last Bible II
  • Another Bible: Tyrant Race
  • Majin Tensei: Tyrant Race, Boss
  • Majin Tensei II: Spiral Nemesis: Tyrant Race, Boss
  • Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon: Pyro Order (Chaos Route Ultimate Boss)
    • Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Lone Marebito: Cameo
  • Megami Ibunroku Persona: Devil Arcana
  • Persona 2: Innocent Sin: Devil Arcana
  • Persona 2: Eternal Punishment: Devil Arcana
  • Persona 3: Star Arcana
  • Persona 3 FES / Portable: Star Arcana (Helel), Judgement Arcana (Lucifer)
  • Persona 4 / Golden: Star Arcana (Helel), Judgement Arcana (Lucifer)
    • Persona 4 The Animation / Golden Animation: Star Arcana (Helel), Judgement Arcana (Lucifer)
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax: Margaret's Persona (as Helel)
  • Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth: Star Arcana (Helel), Judgement Arcana (Lucifer)
  • Persona 5 / Royal: Star Arcana (Lucifer)
  • Persona O.A.
  • Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth: Star Arcana (Helel), Judgement Arcana (Lucifer)
  • Persona 5 Strikers: Star Arcana (Lucifer)
  • Devil Children Black Book & Red Book: Boss Race, Major Character
    • Shin Megami Tensei: DeviChil: Major Character
  • Devil Children White Book: Boss Race, Major Character
  • DemiKids Light Version / Dark Version: Boss Type
  • Devil Children Fire/Ice Book: Boss Race
  • Shin Megami Tensei Trading Card: Card Summoner: Tyrant Race
  • Devil Survivor / Overclocked: Tyrant Race, Ultimate Boss
  • Devil Survivor 2 / Record Breaker: Tyrant Race,
    • Devil Survivor 2 The Animation
  • Brave Frontier: Boss, Playable Unit
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation Dx2: Tyrant Race
  • Quantum Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner: Jenna Angel's Atma Avatar

Appearance

In his human forms, Lucifer is depicted as being extremely well dressed, his Louis Cyphre form using a black/purple tuxedo, with a ring on his middle finger, as well as having black painted fingernails, also having a blue eye and a red eye, and large, platinum blonde hair, his Blond Child form being just a child version of the aforementioned form.

In his female form known as Louisa Ferre, she appears barefoot, wearing a prim white dress, and having large, platinum blonde hair.

As Hikaru, she is depicted as a teenage schoolgirl, wearing the correspondent school uniform, and carrying a teal bookbag in her right arm, with her hair being brown and her eyes being red, to hint her true nature.

In Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha VS King Abaddon, he is depicted as a young man, with short blonde hair and blue eyes, wearing a black beret, a grey trench coat, black boots and carrying a black bag.

In his Old Gentleman On A Wheelchair form, he is depicted with a white tuxedo, black shoes, and a far more decadent looking skin, with his black fingernails now being large and deformed, being also, like the name suggests, in a wheelchair, which is controlled by a mysterious woman in black, whose face is covered.

In his most used demonic form, he has a greyish green skin, having also two horns, two red eyes and six bat like demon wings.

The first demonic form that he had, which appeared in the first Megami Tensei game, looked very different, being purple, with Lucifer holding a trident with a skull in the middle blade.

In his angelic form, he looks similar to his Louis Cyphre form, but with two horns, two golden eyes and six angelic wings.

In the first persona videogame. he is depicted as a grey, faceless creature with two wings, as well as chains that are violently nailed to his arms and feet.

In Shin Megami Tensei IV, Lucifer's depiction is that of a grey, bald alien-esque looking creature with black eyes, and a golden armour, with a tumor-like protuberance on his left arm, which is because he had been fused with the human known as Walter.

His second form being of light green and blue colors, also having two horns, four bizarre looking wings, two deformed feet and a deformed right hand, and his left hand now having Walter, with the appearance of a parasitic looking creature with a light blue scarf.

In Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, Lucifer has a similar appearance to the previous installment of the franchise, this time having a dark grey skin tone, being bald, with red eyes, wearing a golden armor and having a deformed right hand, as well as a tumor-looking protuberance on his left arm. Unlike in the previous game, he only attacks from a chair, which has twelve golden rays, which represent his twelve wings.

His true form, looks very different from the rest, looking very robotic, in a white color, with 12 golden, metallic wings, as well as having spiked tips on his shoulders, hands and legs, with godly looking golden eyes.

Personality

Lucifer's personality has varied through the different games. Originally, he was portrayed as the standard, stereotypical Lord Of Darkness, who viewed humans as insects, but after characterization marched on, he began to be portrayed as a more complex, enigmatic and even morally ambiguous character, and since then, he is always portrayed as an extremely sophisticated, well-educated, and unmeasurably intelligent being who likes to wear expensive looking suits on many of his forms, and sometimes talks using a classical, Shakespearean-style english, being also very calm most of the time. Despite of this, it's worth to mention, that in many of his appearances, he emits animalistic, demonic growls, an example being the final boss battle during Nocturne. He also often emits evil laughs, mainly when using passive skills or before unleashing a devastating attack, and speaking of which, like the other demons in the series, he has no problem with ferociously attacking his enemies, as well as killing them.

Lucifer has stated that humans are beings made of god's madness, and although he has no love for humanity, he will never abandon them, and he values the freedom of individuals, although to a certain extent, since he has manipulated many humans into becoming demons. He is known for his support of war, anarchy and Social Darwinism, believing that whoever is the fittest, has to be the one who makes the rules, and believes that this way, a coherent society would be created, and considering that both humans and demons, must not be divorced from this natural, chaotic process. He is not hypocritical in his reasoning, however, as he will accept that if an enemy defeats him, they were the one to be in the right. He is shown to enjoy fighting with powerful opponents, and is even capable of letting his opponent use their most powerful attacks on him, even stating that this will satisfy him, as he did in his fight with Raidou Kuzunoha during Shin Megami Tensei Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha VS King Abaddon.

In Strange Journey, he, in his Louisa Ferre avatar, states that a world in where nothing dies and nothing is born would be a sterile one, which would have no growth, making it lifeless in essence, which shows that Lucifer opposes inmortallism.

While he his regularly portrayed as a being who fully supports unfettered chaos, causing it for the sake of it, and who hates order, in Strange Journey, for example, he prefers for some degree of order to exist within the human society, rather than just mindless chaos. He also has a lot of ideas based on Nietzscheanism, believing that destruction of the old is necessary for the creation of the new, having also a bit of the Übermensch idea on him, since in Shin Megami Tensei II, he talks about acting on his own values, and one of his goals is to eliminate the conventional conception of morality that humanity has, viewing himself above good and evil, and having an extremely strange and alien-esque system of morality which can't be comprehended by mortals.

Lucifer is also the demon who represents the Deadly Sin of Pride, and he has shown to be slightly narcissistic, viewing himself as some kind of embodiment of freedom, although he is capable of admitting his flaws. He strongly supports the idea of ambition for power, wealth, knowledge, etc, being somewhat power hungry given that he absorbed YHVH's power after killing him during Shin Megami Tensei V.

He has been linked with the Devil Arcana, which is related to selfishness, greed, lust, impulsivity, violence, antisocial behaviour, and being a slave to one's feelings and impulse, but with the positive values of having a healthy bond and/or commitment, having goals behind of it, which can be benevolent, or at least morally grey.

He has also been linked to the Star Arcana, which is related to hope, faith, self-confidence, altruism, luck, generosity, peace and joy.

Curiously, he was linked as well with the Judgment Arcana, which is related to intelligence, intuition, a great understanding of life, with a feeling of absolution and acceptance.

He is known for being an extremely proficient master manipulator, having manipulated 1/3 of the angels of Heaven into following him, and regularly recruits humans or former humans that can choose to follow him. However, while not completely proven, it is very likely that Lucifer's affability is not faked, as he rarely insults his enemies, even after being defeated, not to mention that if Aleph denies Lucifer's offer of an alliance at the end of Shin Megami Tensei II, the latter will state that he doesn't want the former to be his enemy, and calmly lets him walk away. Another example of his honor, is the fact that, with the exception of SMT IV and SMT IV Apocalypse, Lucifer has always accepted demons and gods of different religions to join his army.

In Shin Megami Tensei II, it is shown that he likes to spend time in bars, and in one occasion, he forbids Aleister Crowley to make an orgy in his house, without a explanation being given for that.

In Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha VS King Abaddon, he states that he likes to spend time in churches, as he finds them soothing.

Devil Children

In the Devil Children sub-series, Lucifer retains many of his personality from the mainstream series, but he is portrayed more heroically, as well as being portrayed to be a loving husband to his deceased wife and a loving father to his children.

Relationships

Allies

  • Lilith (wife)
  • Beelzebub (right-hand)
  • Asura
  • Ishtar
  • Mara
  • Tiamat
  • Seiten Taisei/Sun Wukong
  • Werewolves
  • Zombies
  • Ghouls
  • Punks
  • Yakuza members
  • Junkies
  • Shiva
  • Surt
  • Amaterasu (sometimes)
  • Baphomet (sometimes)
  • Man-Eater
  • Arachne
  • Arioch
  • Asmodeus
  • Assasins
  • Astaroth
  • Azumi
  • Nightmares
  • Naga Raja
  • Night Stalkers
  • Ose
  • Orobas
  • Oshichi
  • Berith
  • Bishamonten
  • Slime
  • Black Ooze
  • Chaos Hero
  • Satanachia
  • Sargatanas
  • Forneus
  • Succubus
  • Incubus
  • Imps
  • Belphegor
  • Legion
  • Kali
  • Yama
  • Yurlungur
  • Jikokuten
  • Pisaca
  • Vetala
  • Vritra
  • Preta
  • Pazuzu
  • Pendragon
  • Phantom
  • Cockatrice
  • Dark Priest
  • Decarabia
  • Abraxas
  • Lucifuge
  • Poltergeist
  • Kudlak
  • Ares
  • Skadi
  • Friday
  • Crankies
  • Redrums
  • Leviathan
  • Vampires
  • Worms
  • Wyverns
  • Wyrms
  • Zouchouten
  • Leonard
  • Lilim
  • Liches
  • Lamia
  • Larvae
  • Koumokuten
  • Hoodlum
  • Gorgon
  • Gotou
  • Belial
  • Adramelech
  • Nebiros

Enemies

  • YHVH
  • Metatron
  • Michael
  • Gabriel
  • Raphael
  • Merkabah
  • Kuzuryu
  • Uriel
  • Satan
  • Amaterasu (Sometimes)
  • Butcher
  • Bennu
  • Police Officers
  • Angels
  • Powers
  • Principialities
  • Seraphs
  • Dominions
  • Cherubs
  • Sariel
  • Sabaoth
  • Shaddai
  • Suzaku
  • Gyrator
  • Garuda
  • Holy Knights
  • Virtues
  • Executioners
  • Crazy Dummies
  • Junk
  • Jaws
  • Type 9x Mobile Infantry

Powers and Abilities

Come to me, Raidou Kuzunoha. I'll judge your worth myself. Deliver unto me your strongest blows using all of your strength...

Only that will satisfy me!

~ Lucifer during his test battle against Raidou Kuzunoha in Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha VS King Abaddon.

Powers

  • Archetype Tier Cognitive Physiology: Like all the demons on the series ("demons" in the sense of being magical creatures, and used to refer to all supernatural beings in the whole franchise, from biblical demons, to biblical angels, to the different gods in all of mythology), Lucifer possesses a great variety of powers that he has thanks to his supernatural nature, including:
    • Avatar Creation: Lucifer is able to create avatars to manifest in the physical world by manipulating magnetite, a mystical substance which is crystalized energy.
    • Omnipresence (Across Space and Time): Demons of Lucifer's caliber are beings that exist in not only the present, but also the past and the future, therefore, destroying them would only be destroying their present self, but not their future and past selfs.
    • Superhuman Physical Characteristics: Due to him being one of the most powerful characters in the franchise, all of his physical characteristics are immeasurably superhuman.
      • Immeasurable Strength: Being one of the strongest demons, his strength should be on similar grounds to the Demi-Fiend's strength, who could damage him with physical blows at the end of Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne. Can effortlessly lift any measurable weight and can also effortlessly shatter any material with his blows. He is also able to damage other, extremely powerful beings just with his casual slaps.
      • Immeasurable Speed: Even the weakest demons on the franchise can travel through the Expanse, which is a realm that is beyond the concept of space and time, making his speed in not only movement, but also reactions and combat, completely beyond any calculations. He is faster than many of YHVH's avatars.
      • Immeasurable Durability: He is far more durable than creatures who are completely immune to conventional weaponry, which includes every single modern weapon combined, and he can survive direct attacks from bengs like the Demi-Fiend, Raidou Kuzunoha, Nanashi, Flynn, etc. His durability should be similar or superior to that of the Demi-Fiend, who survived the destruction of the Amala multiverse.
        • Invulnerability: Lucifer is completely immune to conventional attacks.
      • Massively Superhuman Agility: Demons like Seiten Taisei are capable of jumping from earth to moon and are also capable of making multiple flips in the air.
        • Hypermobility
        • All-Terrain Mobility
        • Surface Running
        • Self-Momentum
      • Superhuman Flexibility: Lucifer's body isn't limited by the laws of biology that limit a human body, meaning that he should be able to do a perfect split without any problems.
      • Massively Superhuman Metabolism: Demons far weaker than Lucifer have eaten humans whole regularly, something that would be impossible for normal human beings to do, with Lucifer himself having devoured Walter's body and soul with absolutely no effort while in his Hikaru avatar during SMT IV,
    • Supernatural Senses: Like all the demons, Lucifer's senses are far above those of any earthly creature.
      • Superhuman Hearing: Can hear things occurring in other parts of reality.
      • Superhuman Tact: Can feel the vibrations of the earth with his touches.
      • Superhuman Smell: Can detect smells from other parts of reality.
      • Superhuman Taste: Has far greater sense of taste than any human.
      • Superhuman Sight: Has far greater sense of sight than any human:
        • Beyond Dimensional Vision: Can see beings who are beyond dimensional.
        • Trascendental Speed Vision: Can detect objects moving at speeds that are beyond the laws of physics.
        • Soul Vision: Able to see souls, including spirits and ghosts.
        • Thermographic Vision: Able to see heat.
        • Neutral Vision: Can detect invisible beings.
        • Night Vision: Can see in the dark without light.
        • Ultraviolet Vision:Can see lights that humans cannot.
        • Supercolor Vision: Can see colors that humans cannot.
        • Telescopic Vision: Can see astronomically long distances.
        • Atomic Vision: Can see bonds within atoms.
        • Panoramic Vision: Can see in 360 degrees should he wish to.
        • Multiple Vision: Can see in different places at the same time.
        • Infrared Vision: Can see the radiation of objects and beings.
        • X-Ray Vision: Can see through objects.
    • Extrasensory Perception: Can feel the powers of others, as well as their power levels and internal energies.
    • Eternal, Resilient, Regenerative, Deathless, Resurrective, Reliant, Transcendental and Meta Inmortality: Due to his supernatural nature, he is beyond the conventional idea of death, and can't be killed by normal, or even paranormal means. He is also capable of taking damage that would cause death in a mortal being without needing to heal it, being also able to regenerate from nothingness, and can always resurrect. He also can't die because of him being the embodiment of an abstract concept, which is unrestrained freedom. and he also can't die indepently of in which plane of reality he is killed due to him just using avatars to represent himself in the physical world, with his archetype being shapeless, formless, metaphysical and beyond understanding.
    • Supernatural Luck: Demons of his level have far better luck than humans.
    • Supernatural Willpower: Demons can survive attacks that should kill them due to their superhuman willpower, with Lucifer himself being closely related to everything that is chaotic, which includes willpower. He isn't scared to die, and can easily ignore the pain, or confront it without problems, making it almost impossible to break his will.
    • Free Movement and Surface Scaling: Can walk on water, clouds, snow and on any surface.
    • True Flight/Spaceflight: Lucifer can fly across the multiverse and the expanse.
    • Acausality: Demons do not perceive time in the same way that a human does, since demons perceive it in a non-linear way, being completely unaffected by it's changes.
    • Transduality: Transcends the multiverse.
    • Invisibility, Inaudibility and Imperceptibility: Demons like Lucifer are invisible, inaudible and imperceptible even for higher dimensional demons.
    • Subjective Reality: Returned Asura to his Ahura Mazda form through his own perception.
    • Inmersion: Scaling from Nemissa, who can enter virtual reality worlds and who is able to drag other people into them, Lucifer should be able to do the same.
    • Incorporeality: Due to him being a demon, he doesn't really have a true body, and he is an incorporeal thought form made of data.
    • Absolute Body Control, Elasticity and Bodily Weaponry: Can manipulate and modify all of his body functions, being able to stretch his extremities at superhuman levels as well as using many parts of his body as weapons. Many of his forms are portrayed has having claws, sharpened teeth with large fangs and horns, all of which he can use to attack his enemies.
    • Nonexistent Physiology: Being an Archetype, he belongs to he world of the unconsciousness, which is a realm of nothingness, where existence as a whole is absent, and nothing but unstructured, raw information resides.
    • Abstract Existence: Demons are jungian archetypes, which are shapeless, fundamental units of the collective unconsciousness, and entities born of mankind desires, despite the fact that they have always existed and will still exist with or without humans, and they are thought forms made of information and data.
    • Duplication: Demons have been shown to be capable of creating clones of themselves, Lucifer himself is able to create infinite copies of himself.
    • Afterimage Creation: Demons are capable of leaving afterimages behind them due to how fast they are.
    • Beyond-Dimensional Existence: Even Lucifer's avatars exist in a level which is superior to the mere concept of dimensions, with SMT universe being based on the gnostic view of the universe, which has multiple layers that expand infinitely, making it infinitely dimensional.
    • Non-Physical Interaction: He can interact with non-existent and incorporeal beings, and even harm them.
    • True-Godly level Regeneration: He can regenerate even if he is erased from both existence, and non-existence alongside the multiverse. Scales from lesser demons such as Jack Frost, who can regenerate from being conceptually erased beyond death, existence and nonexistence on a meta scale an infinite number of times over by beings infinitely higher than himself.
    • Vibration Manipulation: Can generate shockwaves.
    • Possession: Demons are capable of possessing humans in different ways and to different degrees, such as cohabiting one body being able to control their host, as he did in Shin Megami Tensei IV after fusing with Walter.
    • Respiratory, Restful and Nutritional Self-Sustenance: Demons are beings made of data, which never get tired, don't need to sleep, don't need to eat and don't even need to breathe to survive.
      • Infinite Stamina and Limitless Magic Pool: Because of his absolute self-sustenance, he has unlimited stamina, both physically and mentally, being able to cast spells indefinitely without ever tiring.
    • Teleportation: Can teleport through different locations across all of existence. Even when using a human avatar, he was able to teleport himself as well as Raidou Kuzunoha to another completely different place with a thought.
    • Accelerated Development: Demons can develop their skills faster when they are fighting and by devouring their enemies.
    • Reactive Evolution: Demons can achieve greater power levels and develop resistances mid fight.
    • Power Absorption: Demons can become stronger by devouring their enemies, as shown in Digital Devil Saga 1 & 2 and other video games of the series, and are able to gain new powers by doing so. Mid-Level and High-Level Demons are able to steal powers from others.
    • Power Mimicry: Can mimic the abilities of other beings just by seeing them.
    • Absorption: Demons have been shown to be capable of absorbing energy, ice, fire, electricity, the life force and vitality of their enemies, their souls, etc, being able to improve his magic and life reserves. He also scales from beings who can absorb universes.
    • Empowerment: Demons can be empowered by faith on them from mortals, eating mortals as well as strong emotions, in Lucifer's case, the desire for absolute freedom.
    • Corruption: Demons can utilize intangible projectiles to corrupt humans into changing their physiology and mentality, and this way, being capable of redefining their ideology into one similar to the demon which is responsible for said corruption.
    • Resistances:
      • Pain Manipulation: Can survive tremendous amount of pain that no human being could survive, including being burnt, being stabbed and slashed, being completely frozen, being poisoned, etc.
      • Poison Manipulation, Pressure Points, Biological Manipulation and Sleep Manipulation: Since demons are beings that are entirely made of data, techniques that target pressure points, that inflict poison, that attack the enemy's biology, or that would cause a regular person to fall asleep, have absolutely no effect on a being like Lucifer.
      • Disease Manipulation: Demons are inmune to diseases.
      • Telepathy, Mind Manipulation, Empathic Manipulation, Morality Manipulation, Madness Manipulation and Fear Manipulation: Demons are born in the Expanse, an extremely chaotic realm in which there is an infinite amount of thoughts, meaning that he is extremely resistant to psionic attacks.
      • Social Influencing: Due to his knowledge on manipulation and psychology, he is extremely hard to manipulate.
      • Soul Manipulation, Information Manipulation, Individual Conceptual Manipulation, Fusionism, Absorption, Existence Erasure, and Void Manipulation: Demons naturally exist in the Expanse, a higher-dimensional realm that transcends past, present, and future, which formed of Magnetite, in which even a jar of it can erode one's mind. The Expanse also swallows and consumes all that comes in contact with it, including the universe itself. They are also capable of maintaining their own existence in the Collective Unconscious, where the concept of the ego does not exist and all self-identity dissolves into oneness.
      • Transmutation, Data Manipulation, and Petrification: All Demons are unaffected by the Cuvier Syndrome, which is caused by the sun releasing corrupt Data that instantly transforms anyone exposed to it into stone, and are capable of quickly breaking out of being turned into flies or other animals.
      • BFR: Demons are able to protect themselves and others from being sent to other realms.
      • Electricity Manipulation: Regularly survives being blasted with electricity.
      • Radiation Manipulation: Regularly survives nuclear skills, which are radioactive, and can no-sell the radiation of outer space.
      • Paralysis Inducement: Regularly survives paralyzing attacks.
      • Acid Manipulation and Corrosion Inducement: Regularly survives being blasted with acid.
      • Physics Manipulation, Mathematics Manipulation, Vector Manipulation and Matter Manipulation: Demons are composed of Magnetite, an energy substance derived from human thoughts, which is also unbound by the laws of physics and the laws of mathematics, followed by Shadows, who are constructed from a material that voids physics, granting immunity to anything that abides by it. Mirages serve as no objection to the rule.
      • Magic (Elemental Manipulation, Absolute Zero, Healing, Purification, Status Effect Inducement, Energy Absorption, Statistics Amplification, Statistics Reduction, Statistics Negation, Damage Boost, Damage Reduction, Light Manipulation, Holy Manipulation, Darkness Manipulation, Curse Manipulation, Death Manipulation, Summoning, Resurrection, Resistance Negation, Existence Erasure, Forcefield Creation, Attack Reflection): Demons have an assortment of ways of dealing with their own attacks, such as Null, Repel, Resistance and Anti-Skills, etc.
      • Death Manipulation: Demons are able to survive within the Vortex World, which instantly kills anyone inside it.
      • Spatial Manipulation, Time Manipulation and Time Stop: Scales from shadows, who are naturally unaffected by their own space-time distortions, as well as those of other Shadows.
      • Subjective Reality: Observation cannot reach the deep depths of the Atziluth, the place in which Lucifer exists.
      • Temperature Manipulation: Including:
        • Absolute Heat Fire Manipulation and Magma Manipulation: Can survive fire blasts from characters that have a similar power level to him.
        • Absolute Zero level Ice Manipulation: Survived being frozen in Kyukaku Megami Tensei 2, and regularly tanks ice blasts from other characters. No-sells the temperature of outer space.
    • Shapeshifting: Can shape his form, being able to change from an angel, to a demon, to various human forms including a child form, an old man in a wheelchair form, a young woman, or a young man, among others.
    • Transformations: In all of the games, he can transform from his regular human forms, into his demonic or angelic forms, which are far more powerful than his regular state. During Shin Megami Tensei IV, he can transform into a stronger second form upon reaching his true power as a Demon Lord.
    • Nigh-Omniscience: Lucifer perceives time non-linearly, and has complete knowledge about the past, the future, the present, and all the occurences in other parts of reality. He was also the Demon who granted humanity the gift of knowledge, and has limited knowledge on The Great Reason, which is the supreme being in the Shin Megami Tensei Metaverse. In Shin Megami Tensei V, after absorbing YHVH's essence, he absorbed his knowledge and transcended it to levels that the former wouldn't have ever imagined.
      • Hyper-Charged Brain Activity: Lucifer's brain allows him to process information at inmeasurable speeds.
      • Photographic Memory: Has a far superior mind to beings like Gabriel, who at the same time, has a far superior mind to Loki, who has an intellect that is "Beyond human comprehension", even in relation to humans like Futaba Sakura, who has a photographic memory, and due to perceiving the past, present and future non-linearly, he should be able to remember occurrences that happened at any point in time.
      • Social Influencing: Lucifer has a great level of charisma on him, and is a master manipulator who convinced 1/3 of all angels to ally with him, and can do the same with humans.
      • Cosmic Awareness, Clairvoyance, Information Analysis, Precognition, Retrocognition, Psychometry, Time Travel and Alternate Future Display: Lucifer is aware of pretty much everything that happens on an outerversal scale, observing almost the same level of information that YHVH does, being able to make predictions through analysis, see the future, see events that happened in the past, gain information from what he can see, as well as being able to analyze said information, being also able to travel through time freely as well as present all of the future possibilities to other beings. He also is able to know the stats of other beings just by looking at them.
      • 4th Wall Awareness: Due to the fact that the chaos demons are mere aspects of himself, he should have the knowledge on the 4th wall that Ishtar has.
      • Omnilingualism/Automatic Translation: Knows every language that exists and is fluent in every single one of them.
      • Mastery/Expertise In:
        • Martial Arts: He is a master combatant who has fought angels since the beginning of time, and can easily outmatch most of his foes with no effort whatsoever. Also, due to the fact that it is implied that all the chaos aligned demons in the game are aspects of Lucifer, he should be have the same fighting skills that certain chaos aligned demons who are martial arts masters have, one example being the chaos demon known as Sun Wukong, who is an expert in a great number of martial arts.
          • Street Fighting
          • Ninjutsu
          • Monkey Style Kung Fu
          • Jiujitsu
          • Tiger Style Kung Fu
          • Dragon Style Kung Fu
          • Karate
          • Judo
          • Aikido
          • Leopard Style Kung Fu
          • Crane Style Kung Fu
          • Shaolin Style Kung Fu
          • Wu Shu
          • Wing Chun
          • Tai-Chi
          • Boxing
          • CQC
          • Muay Thai
          • Lethwei
        • Weapon Usage: Demons are able to use any kind of weapons, from swords, to axes, to spears, etc. Lucifer himself had his own sword in Megami Tensei 2.
          • Clawmanship
          • Swordsmanship
          • Axeship
          • Spear Fighting
          • Stick Fighting
          • Trident Fighting
          • Archery
          • Knife Fighting
        • Pressure Points: Can kill a person with a single pressure point strike.
        • Acrobatics: Knows how to perform superhuman jumps and flips.
        • Stealth: Due to having abilities like invisibility, imperceptibility, inaudibility, and due to him not needing to breath and not having pulse, he is extremely hard to be detected.
        • Escapism: Capable of easily escaping any place.
        • Leadership: He is a very good leader of his army.
        • Strategy: He is perfectly capable of making complex plans.
        • Administration: Due to him having knowledge of all occurences in all parts of all realities, he should be able to administrate them well if he wishes to.
        • Logistics: He can reunite all the ingredients to make a plan.
        • Hunting: He scales from weaker demons, who are experts at hunting their enemies to devour them.
        • Philosophy: He has great understanding on all the questions that humans have about their existence.
        • Astronomy: Has great understanding of all the celestial bodies on existence.
        • Physics: Has great understanding of the laws of physics at a cosmic level.
        • Mathematics: Has great understanding of the laws of mathematics at a cosmic level.
        • Chemistry: Understands all the chemicals.
        • Biology: Understands the biology of all living creatures.
        • Politology: Understands all the management of everything related to politics and governments.
        • Sociology: Understands how every society works.
        • Anthropology: Has great understanding of the human species.
        • Zoology: Has great understanding on all living animal species besides from humans.
        • Botany: Has great understanding of all plant species.
        • Economics: Has great understanding of how economic systems work.
        • Cosmology: Lucifer understands how not only the universe, but all the different realities in the Shin Megami Tensei franchise, came to be.
        • Business Management: He was the Chief Scientific Officer of Kanda's Underground Research Institute during Giten Megami Tensei: Tokyo Mokushiroku
        • Geography: Has superior understanding of all the locations of different planets in the multiverse, related to the physical geography as well as the human and economic geography.
        • Angelology: Has detailed knowledge about all the types of angels.
        • Demonology: Has detailed knowledge about all the types of demons.
        • Climatology: Can fully understand the climate of all planets.
        • Psychology: Has deep understanding of mind and behaviour.
        • Psychiatry: Has deep understanding of psychological disorders.
        • Neuroscience: Can understand how the brains of every creature work.
        • Technology: Can understand even the most advanced technologies in all of existence, even those which can bend the laws of reality.
        • Ufology: Has great knowledge about all the non-human sapient species that exist.
        • Mythology: Has knowledge about all mythological creatures.
        • Theology: Has knowledge about all religions, as well as all theological figures.
        • Scientific and Magical Medicine: Is an expert when healing any living creature, be it through scientific or esoteric means.
        • Anatomy: Has an understanding of anatomy which eclipses that of even the most professional human doctors.
        • Engineering: Has great understanding of mechanical structures. Scales from Gabriel, who is responsible for the construction of the Megiddo Ark, a vast, ultra-sophisticated spaceship.
        • Bio-Engineering: Has great understanding of genetic engineering.
        • Geo-Engineering: Has great understanding of geological engineering.
        • Virology/Infectology: Capable of understanding all the types of virus that exist as well as their causes on a body.
        • Folklore: Knows about every culture's traditions.
        • Sexology: Fully understands human sexuality.
        • Oneirology: Fully understands the functioning of dreams.
        • Gastronomy: He perfectly understands the causes of food in an organism.
        • Paleontology: He has absolute understanding about all the creatures that have lived through the earth, including dinosaurs.
        • Publicity: Lucifer is an expert in making himself look like a benevolent figure.
        • Geology; Can understand the rock formations and other characteristics of every planet.
        • Genetics: Can understand how genes work.
        • Criminology: He perfectly understands how criminals operate.
        • Ecology: He is capable of understanding how all living organisms work in an environment.
        • Astrology: He has great understanding about lesser beings such as the Septentriones.
        • Music Arts: Should be able to use any musical instrument that exist.
        • Culinary Arts: Due to the fact that The Anguished One is a Chaos Aligned being, he should have the same talent in cookery as him, if not better.
        • Painting/Drawing: Should be able to make the most refined paintings and drawings.
        • Sculpture: Capable of making Ice sculptures with his ice powers.
    • God Level Magic: Lucifer is one of the most powerful sorcerers in the entire Megami Tensei franchise, having a massive list of spells and techniques that he can use to attack his enemies
      • Chi Manipulation: Demons are able to manipulate their vital energy, as well as the Chakra channels that living beings have, being able to use abilities such as Chi Blast.
      • Healing and Purification: He can fully heal himself and others with certain spells like Diarahan and Mediarahan, and has access to other spells which remove all status effects from himself or other beings. Should also be able to remove evil spirits and eliminate pollutants from materials.
      • Instinctive Reaction: With his Dodge ability, he rises his capability of dodging attacks instinctively.
      • Durability and Resistance Negation: His almighty spells can negate the natural defenses and the durability of the opponent, being able to pass right through them even if they have defense. Can also negate durability by attacking the soul and mind.
      • Hacking and Technology Manipulation: Due to the fact that demons are beings made of information, they have been shown to be capable of manipulating and even modifying electronic devices, as well as hacking and entering computers.
      • Fusionism: During Shin Megami Tensei IV, Lucifer fused with Walter. He also scales from beings who can fuse universes and has fused a part of the expanse with the human world.
      • Aura: Lucifer can imbue himself in energy and various elements to attack.
      • Psychokinesis: All of the demons in the series have shown to have great psychokinetic abilities, such as:
        • Telepathy: Can read minds of infinite people at the same time.
        • Mind Manipulation: Can inflict extreme pain on a human's psyche with absolutely no effort.
        • Telekinesis: Able to move objects with his mind.
        • Sleep Manipulation: Can make people sleep with his mind by inflicting the Sleep ailment on his enemies.
        • Memory Manipulation: Can manipulate the memories of other beings and is able to erase them if he wishes so.
        • Empathic Manipulation: Can manipulate the emotions of other beings by inflicting several ailments on them such as Panic, Rage, Confusion, Charm, etc.
        • Madness Manipulation: Can make a human insane with a single thought.
        • Morality Manipulation: Can inflict the charm ailment on his enemies, which makes them attack their own allies.
      • Creation: Scales from beings who can create space times alongside their respective laws effortlessly, and can create stars as well as demons.
      • Statistics Amplification, Reduction, Damage Boost and Reduction: Lucifer can use "Buff" spells, which can boost his statistics and the ones of his allies, and he is also capable of using "Debuff" spells which reduce the statistics of his enemies. He can passively increment his damage output with Boost and Amp skills, and decrease the damage output of his enemies with Anti Skills.
      • Battlefield Removal: Can remove enemies and allies from the battlefield, sending them to other places.
      • Sealing: He can seal enemies, he explains that demons use this techniques against each other due to their absolute immortality making them impossible to truly kill each other. He was also shown to be capable of unlocking magically sealed gateways, and was able to use his power to connect the Sky Tower to Yaldabaoth's universe and force him to materialize in the physical world.
      • Soul Manipulation: Capable of manipulating souls with no effort.
        • Existence Erasure: Lucifer can destroy souls with his regular attacks, and with his Megido skills, he can guarantee his enemies annihilation beyond death, leaving no traces of his opponent behind.
      • Void Manipulation: Even weaker demons are capable of eliminating entire populations of beings made of nothingness and turning them into energy as well as being able to affect the Primordial Void of the cosmos with their power.
      • Portal Creation: Can create portals to different dimensions.
      • Dimensional Travel: Can travel through other dimensions either with his speed, with teleportation or with portals.
      • Gravity Manipulation: Should be capable of using gravity skills, and is capable of changing the gravity of any place with his mind.
        • Black Hole Creation: Capable of creating black holes.
      • Causality Manipulation: Can revert and rewind entire events that happened in the past. This somehow can even affect acausal demons.
      • Fate Manipulation: Scales to beings who can control fate.
      • Platonic Conceptual Manipulation: Demons are the embodiment of concepts, in Lucifer's case, he is the embodiment of libertinism. Lucifer himself has control over an infinite number of concepts.
      • Probability Manipulation: With his Estoma spell, he lowers the probability of encountering a weak enemy.
      • Size Manipulation and Density Manipulation: Can change the size and density of himself as well as objects.
        • Large Size: Can become bigger than a skyscraper, and theoretically bigger than all dimensions due to him being beyond dimensional.
        • Small Size: Can theoretically become smaller than insects or even become of a lower dimensional size.
      • Life and Death Manipulation: Has the powers of Ishtar, who is the Goddess of Fertility, as well as the powers of Tiamat, who is the Babylonian Goddess of the Seas, and scales far above beings who can create full space-times with life on them. Can create living creatures such as demons, absorb life forces, raise up the vitality of himself and allies with healing spells, and can also reduce the vitality of his foes with certain spells, and instantly kill beings of comparable might to him with other spells.
        • Resurrection: Can resurrect himself and other dead beings either through spells or by lending energy. Resurrected Loki.
        • Necromancy: Scales from beings like Nebiros, who can resurrect dead allies to use them as undead puppets.
      • Forcefield/Barrier Creation: Demons can create barriers to stop humans from crossing them. Can also create barriers to protect himself as shown in the Persona 4 Golden Animation.
      • Platform Creation: Lucifer can create platforms with many of his powers.
      • Curse Manipulation: Can cast curses to his enemies.
      • Energy Manipulation, Ectoplasm Manipulation and Energy Projection: Can manipulate energy of any kind, and shoot energy blasts. which can affect both tangible and intangible beings. Some demons have covered entire universes with their energy.
      • Sound Manipulation: Can manipulate sound with abilities such as Panic Voice.
      • Pocket Reality Manipulation: Demons can create Domains which warp and twist the space of the territory they inhabit to make it far bigger than it should be.
      • Plasma Manipulation: His lightning and fire are made from plasma.
      • Smoke Manipulation: Upscales from Assassin and Ongyo-Ki, who can generate smoke screens. Spells like Venom Fang also generate toxic smoke.
      • Breath Attack: Can release wind, fire, ice, acid, poison and other ailments from his mouth to attack his enemies.
      • Weapon Creation: Can create constructs of energy, ice, fire, electricity, rocks and metal.
      • Organic Manipulation: Can summon fly eggs with Beelzebub's signature abilities such as Dark Hand and Spawn.
      • Biological Manipulation, Blood Manipulation, Bone Manipulation and Body Puppetry: Can manipulate the bodies and bodily functions of living beings, being able to change them, control their movement or destroy them. Can also affect their bodies with many of his attacks.
      • Power Bestowal: Demons can give powers to other beings, as well as teach them spells.
      • Attack Reflection: With his Repel skills, he can reflect attacks back at his enemies.
      • Radiation Manipulation: With Nuclear skills, he is able to manipulate radiation.
      • Homing Attack: Many of his attacks can follow his targets.
      • Danmaku: Many of his skills, such as Xeros Beat, are omni-directional. Scales from beings who can shoot multiple attacks at all directions.
      • Explosion Manipulation: Can generate explosions with a single thought and inflict the Bomb ailment on his foes in some games. Many of his elemental attacks are also explosive.
      • Law Manipulation: Demons of his level can manipulate the laws of existence. He scales from beings who created and maintained entire universes.
        • Spatial Manipulation: Capable of manipulating the laws of space.
        • Time Manipulation: Capable of manipulating the laws of time.
        • Physics Manipulation: Capable of manipulating the laws of physics.
        • Mathematics Manipulation: Capable of manipulating the laws of mathematics.
        • Vector Manipulation: Capable of manipulating the laws of vectors.
        • Reality Warping: Capable of changing all the laws of reality.
      • Chaos Manipulation: Lucifer can manipulate anarchy, disorder, destruction, war, freedom and free will and also cause all of this.
      • Power Nullification: Can nullify the powers of other beings with many of his abilities.
        • Invulnerability Negation: Can damage beings who are inmune to conventional damage with his casual attacks.
        • Statistics Amplification Negation: With his Dekaja spell, he can nullify all the statistics amplifications that were used by his foes.
        • Immortality Negation: Can temporarily kill beings who are immortal.
        • Healing and Regeneration Negation: Injuries caused by demons need special, spiritual magic to be healed. Demons are also capable of temporarily killing other demons, which can regenerate from being erased conceptually, from existence and non-existence across the multiverse.
        • Time Travel and Dimensional Travel Negation: Demons weaker than Lucifer can negate time travel and dimensional travel by creating barriers which forbid humans from crossing them.
      • Power Modification: Can modify the powers of other beings.
      • Damage Transferal: With his Hex ability, he can transfer half of the damage received to an enemy.
      • Transmutation: Demons are capable of transforming humans and other animals into demons.
      • Temperature Manipulation: Can generate heat with many of his attacks, such as Heat Wave and Nuclear skills. Can also regulate the temperature of his ice and fire attacks.
      • Plot Manipulation: Upscales to Ishtar, who manipulated the plot of the Catherine game, which exists in the same verse as Shin Megami Tensei.
      • Pain Manipulation: Upscales to Loki, who can create curses which cause pain for months in a victim. Can also use his other powers to cause pain.
      • Dream Manipulation: Demons can enter the dreams of humans and modify them.
      • Holy Manipulation: With his Light skills and some Almighty skills, he can use holy attacks.
      • Unholy Manipulation: With his Dark skills, he can use unholy attacks. He is also able to manipulate anything unholy, such as demons, vampires, monsters, blobs, etc.
      • Thread Manipulation and Adhesive Manipulation: Upscales from Arachne, who can create spider webs.
      • Disease Manipulation: Can cause diseases with skills such as Pandemic Bomb.
      • Fragrance Manipulation: His poison attacks emit a very strong, repulsive fragrance.
      • Crystal Manipulation: Upscales from Beelzebub, who can create crystal walls to defend himself from electric attacks.
      • Age Manipulation: Can change the age of himself, other beings as well as objects.
      • Cloth Manipulation: Can modify his clothes with a thought.
      • Hair Manipulation: Can modify his hair with a thought.
      • Acid Manipulation and Corrosion Inducement: Capable of using acidic attacks which can melt things and creatures. Demons can melt things away by changing their forms into blobs or with their abilities.
      • Status Effect Inducement: Lucifer is capable of inflicting different ailments on his enemies with his abilities.
      • Fear Manipulation: With some of his abilities, he can inflict the fear ailment on his enemies.
      • Poison Manipulation: He can inflict poison with many of his attacks.
      • Paralysis Inducement: He can inflict paralysis with many of his attacks.
      • Matter Manipulation and Antimatter Manipulation: Can manipulate matter and antimatter on a subatomic level.
        • Deconstruction: Can break objects and beings down molecule by molecule.
        • Quantum Manipulation: Can manipulate from tiny particles to entire multiverses.
      • Animal Manipulation: Can control animals and demonic beasts. Scales from weaker demons like Pazuzu who could summon plagues, and can summon flies with his Death Flies technique.
      • Illusion Creation and Perception Manipulation: Mid and High level demons are able to create different types of illusions in order to mess with their victims,
      • Elemental Manipulation: He can manipulate many elements of nature, such as:
        • Absolute-Zero Ice Manipulation: Can generate ice balls, blasts, constructs, icicles, waves as well as blizzards and hailstorms, which are cold enough to freeze his enemies, many of which are beings that are above the laws of physics
        • Absolute-Heat Fire Manipulation: Can generate massive exploding fireballs, fire blasts, fire waves, fire constructs and fire columns which incinerate his enemies.
        • Electricity Manipulation: Can manipulate his static electricity, and he is also capable of emitting powerful lightning bolts, lightning balls, and is even able to create electric constructs, and is also able to electrocute the entire fighting arena with his High King technique.
        • Air Manipulation: Can manipulate air, generate massive air balls, winds, whirlwinds, tornados and hurricanes, as well as being capable of using air attacks.
        • Earth Manipulation: Can cause earthquakes with his mind, as well as being capable of using earth skills that are capable of erecting spiked rocks from the ground to attack his enemies, and he also can create rocks to smash his enemies with them.
        • Water Manipulation: Can manipulate water, cause tsunamis and floods, and use water spells.
        • Magma Manipulation: Can mix his fire and earth manipulation abilities, as well as use skills such as Magma Axis.
        • Light Manipulation: Can emit flashes of light and uses Hama skills, which emit lights.
        • Darkness Manipulation: Can use darkness to distort space and time and use Mudo skills which emit darkness.
        • Metal Manipulation: Capable of creating metal walls to protect himself from attacks, upscaling from Beelzebub.
        • Plant Manipulation: Scales from certain chaos demons like Yaksa, who can manipulate grass, trees, plants, vines and other biotic factors.
        • Fungus Manipulation: Scales from Yaksa, who can manipulate fungus.
        • Weather Manipulation: Can create storms.
        • Magnetism Manipulation: Demons can manipulate magnetic fields in other to create material or semi-material forms made of magnetite for themselves.
    • Chaos Skills/Techniques: Due to the fact that all the chaos alignment demons are just aspects of himself, Lucifer is capable of using all the skills that all of the chaos demons have been capable of using, as well as using some unique ones that belong only to him. Outside of the limitations that the gameplay had on the franchise's video games, all skills can be used indefinitely.

Quotes

Who... Who is it that saves me from my slumber?
~ Lucifer in Shin Megami Tensei: NINE, after waking up because the gigantic ice block in which he was trapped was broken by the protagonist.
You have chosen to follow your will and tread the path of thorns... like myself. In time, your true adversary will appear before you. Until that day, stay strong...
~ Lucifer at the end of the Neutral/Freedom path in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne.
All of you who have lurked in darkness and waited faithfully for this day, hear me... A new demon of darkness has been born... The time has come. Together, let us march onward! To the final battle... Where the true adversary awaits!
~ Lucifer as the Old Gentleman in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne after the final boss battle, rallying his demonic army to fight against YHVH.
Humans, born of the God's madness, belong to me. I have no love for them. But neither will I abandon them. That is freedom.
~ Louisa Ferre in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey.
Look upon me and behold the Demon Lord Lucifer. The light of hope you saw in the world of the sons of man... will it shine without wavering, even before me?
~ Lucifer in Shin Megami Tensei IV.
Satan is waiting for you. You should go to defeat him now. Though the odds are slim, you should now take that gamble. You have grown strong, all of you... Strong enough to surpass my own powers.
~ Lucifer to the protagonist during Majin Tensei.
You see, Satan is a tool of God's Wrath, a terrible instrument of destruction. If he awakens, then he will surely destroy everyone and everything. Not only humans, but the residents here of the abyss, that you call "Demons". Everyone and everything on this world will be wiped out. I am the Lord Of The Abyss. I cannot just sit idly by and watch my people die. When Satan appears, I intend to fight him in one final battle. And no matter what, I must win! No matter what the cost, even if it means my own death, I cannot let my subjects be slaughtered like so many cattle.
~ Lucifer during Shin Megami Tensei II.
Can't you see that death lies in wait on your path, ready to consume all hope...?
~ Lucifer in Devil Survivor.
We meet again. There was something I wanted to tell you in this event. It's what your type could call... A stroke of luck? I've sent a case file over to the detective agency. Please review it at your earliest convenience.
~ Lucifer as the Blonde Young Man to Raidou Kuzunoha.
We meet again. There is something that I've been meaning to tell you... I've seen where the path you chose ends. Your future... It's known to me. All actions you'll undertake in the future... What I saw was you living your life while staying true to yourself. But I also saw that your honesty earns you many enemies... Does this information confuse you? Remember that what you have been told is merely a possible future. Your future self... I want to see the strength of your actions. Would you show it to me? Would you... battle with me?
~ Lucifer as the Blonde Young Man to Raidou Kuzunoha.
My name is Lucifer. Once I was the highest of angels, bequeathing of knowledge upon humans... But now I am the ruler of Hell.

I will test to see if your strength is sufficient to serve as a spark. First, though, you must defeat my subordinates...

~ Lucifer to Raidou Kuzunoha, before the latter battles with the former's subordinates as a test fight.
I have to descend as a God in this world. That foolish Nakajima, having made such precious preparations and sending such minor demons into the world. Izanami, watch carefully!
~ Lucifer in Digital Devil Story 3: Demise Of Reincarnation.
Light of the Empyrean, bestow annihilation!
~ Lucifer in Shin Megami Tensei V, before using his signature Morning Star technique.
Just as a star falls, so shall you!
~ Lucifer in Shin Megami Tensei V, before using his Falling Star technique.

Descriptions

Fallen angel of light, lord of Hell, and leader of the fallen angels, demons, and fiends. Name means the "light-bearer." Once a seraphim--the highest choir of angels--he lead a rebellion against God in an effort to replace Him. He was cast to the depths of hell as punishment.
~ Lucifer's compendium description in Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse.
The Lord of Chaos who leads fallen angels is equated with Satan, according to Christian traditions. His name holds the meaning of "one who brings light," indicating that he was once the most beautiful of the archangels. However, it is said that he rebelled against the almighty Creator and chose to become a fallen angel. After defeating the Creator during Armageddon, he ended up not assuming the Throne of God, and instead transcended to a higher plane of existence.
~ Lucifer's compendium description in Shin Megami Tensei V.
The one who rules hell and all its inhabitants, formerly known as the archangel of light. His name means "morning star" and before he fell, was the chief of the Seraphim. With a third of God's angels on his side, Lucifer rebelled against God. He was defeated by God's superior forces, however, and in hell awaits his chance to strike again.
~ Lucifer's compendium description in Shin Megami Tensei Liberation Dx2.
A fallen angel, and the lord of demons in Judeo-Christian lore. His pride led him to revolt against God, taking a third of the heavenly host with him. He now waits for a second chance to challenge God.
~ Lucifer's compendium description in Persona 3.
A fallen angel, and the lord of demons in Judeo-Christian lore. His pride led him to revolt against God, taking a third of the heavenly host with him. He now waits for a second chance to challenge God.
~ Helel's compendium description in Persona 3.
A fallen angel in Judeo-Christian lore whose name signifies 'Morning Star'. Primarily known for defying God, but he is also worshipped as a bringer of light to mankind.
~ Lucifer's compendium description in Persona Q.
A fallen Judeo-Christian angel, he lead a rebellion with an army of angels against God and lost. He waits in Hell for his chance to challenge God once more and strike him down.
~ Lucifer's compendium description in Persona 5.
A fallen angel and the lord of Hell and all its demons in Judeo-Christian lore. He was once the highest-ranking Seraph, second to God, whose name means "Light-Bringer". His pride led him to revolt, taking a third of the heavenly host with him. He now awaits a second chance to challenge God.
~ Lucifer's compendium description Devil Survivor 2.
This six-winged lord of Dem is feared far and wide for his devastating power.
~ Lucifer's demonary description in DemiKids: Light Version/DemiKids: Dark Version.

Trivia

  • Lucifer's Louis Cyphre form is believed to be based on the late singer David Bowie, with his mismatched eyes being parallel to David Bowie's eye condition.
  • Kazuma Kaneko, the demon designer of the Shin Megami Tensei series, has stated that Lucifer isn't inherently evil, but rather, a figure that tests and tempts the protagonists through the franchise.
  • In Lucifer's artwork for the game known as Kyuyaku Megami Tensei, he has the word "Astaroth" written on his left hand.
  • During Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Maniax, Lucifer's stats and rewards were all set to 65,535 (HP, SP, Experience and Macca.) It is worth to mention that this particular number is common in the field of computing as it is 2^16-1, the highest number that can be represented by an unsigned 16-bit binary number. This implies his stats are the highest possible they can get.
  • Curiously, Lucifer is commonly addressed with the pronoun "Excellency" (閣下, kakka in Japanese), instead of simply being referred to as "you" by other demons.
  • While it is true that many interpretations depict Lucifer taking the name of Satan after his fall from grace, Lucifer and Satan are portrayed as two distinct characters in the Shin Megami Tensei franchise, and Lucifer himself is rarely addressed as Satan throughout the Megami Tensei series. Instead, he is only addressed by his name, Lucifer, or to some extent, the Great Demon or King of Dark (魔王, Demon King in Japanese).
  • The appearance that Lucifer had in Shin Megami Tensei IV was drawn by Yasushi Nirasawa, who also created Asmodeus' design.
    • In terms of the design's inspirations, Nirasawa designed Lucifer to be an homage to the Cenobites from the Hellraiser series.

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