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"As decreed by the seraphim, I, Abdiel, hereby take command of Bethel's holy army!"
—Abdiel, Shin Megami Tensei V

Abdiel is a demon first seen in Shin Megami Tensei V. In there, she was the leader of Bethel.

History[]

Abdiel is a biblical name used by several fictional and real people. Nevertheless, Abdiel is better known for being a Seraph in John Milton's Paradise Lost. In this novel, he is the one that denounces Satan or Lucifer for the revolt against God and abandons him to tell God about his defection. However, when he arrives, he realizes that preparations were already underway for battle. In the fight, he smites Satan, Ariel, Ramiel and Arioch, among others.

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Shin Megami Tensei V[]

"A high-ranking angel that is devoted to God. The name carries the meaning of "slave to God," which supposedly originates from the Arabic word for "slave".
Of the angels who followed Satan, Abdiel was the only one to reject the temptation to rebel against God, and instead received praise for returning to His side. *Abdiel took this form after resolving to protect the order that God created and thus fell to darkness to obtain power greater than that of the angels.*"
Shin Megami Tensei V lore (* for Fallen form)

Abdiel is the archangel that leads the forces of Bethel, and is the angels' commander. Unlike her soldiers, she is suspicious of the concept of free will, though she respects humans and believes that God's law is ideal for them. Part of her loyalty is due to shame, as she was initially tempted to rebel against God, and in self-punishment tattooed herself with cage designs as an eternal reminder of how tempting the ways of chaos are.

Abdiel was first met right after escaping back to the real world Tokyo trying to kill the protagonist alongside several Angels on the fact that he is a Nahobino, an existence that would directly be in violation to God's law. Tao Isonokami was able to persuade Abdiel not to slay him, appealing to her faith in God and the unshakeable nature of his laws, temporarily putting the protagonist off the hook. This also boils down to her refusal to acknowledge Lucifer's words of slaying God as the truth, dragging the fight between angels and demons for years, even if their enemies have long considered their war to be won.

After the protagonist slays Arioch, Abdiel is surprised to learn of his death by the protagonist's hands and thanks him for his service, although warning him that she will still judge him as a Nahobino. During the Bethel's summit meeting with other branch representatives, Abdiel tries to convince the others of Bethel's noble cause, although her words fall on deaf ears as they are more interested in the empty Throne and the Nahobino among them; as such, Abdiel instantly tries to exterminate the protagonist to invoking God's laws on him and prove her point, only to be defeated and her reality shattered, left behind on the summit by everyone else, now convinced their God really is dead. In this fight, she will prioritize the protagonist, but aggression can be shifted with taunt abilities.

Ichiro Dazai, who she became close to (and the holder of her Knowledge), consoles her, at which point Lucifer's voice contacts him and encourages her to stand up for what she believes is right. Dazai convinces her that in order to save God's order, she must violate the letter of her own oath to not interfere with humanity, and she willingly allows herself to be corrupted to gain the capacity to do so, becoming a mutated Fallen. Freed from her restrictions, she vows to become the demonic half of a Nahobino with Dazai. The irony of the situation is not lost on her.

If the protagonist chooses to uphold God's order, Abdiel and Ichiro will meet them at the Empyrean, where she helps empower them and grants them the remaining power of Bethel for their loyalty. On the way to the throne, they are intercepted and fatally wounded by the Nahobino Tsukuyomi. After Ichiro dies, Abdiel pleads with the protagonist to uphold God's will before dying.

If the protagonist chooses to save Tokyo, destroy the throne or make a world for humans only, Abdiel and Ichiro intercept Hayao Koshimizu/Yuzuru Atsuta and Shohei Yakumo/Nuwa respectively, transforming into their Nahobino form and killing both for the former and Yakumo in the latter. The protagonist soon runs into them reaching the throne and Nahobino Abdiel attacks them, only to be slain in the ensuing battle.

Abdiel can be fused in both of her forms, requiring a New Game Plus; her Herald form requires a special fusion of Adramelech, Melchizedek and Dominion, while her Fallen form requires a special fusion of her Herald form, Amon and Kali. Her Herald form possesses the signature skill Light's Descent and her Fallen form Fallen Destroyer, both powerful Light/Dark attacks that hit every enemy and has a chance of instantly killing them if it is their weakness.

Shin Megami Tensei IV DEMONIC GENE[]

Abdiel is an angel servant of Mastema, who reveals to Walter the truth of Gina's origins of a successful human made from the genes of demons, while Hiruko is the failed product of the experiment.

Stats[]

Shin Megami Tensei V[]

Race Level HP MP
Strength 60
Vitality 44
Magic 59
Agility 43
Luck 33
Herald 58 ?
Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - - Resist Resist Repel Weak
Ailment Resistance Res:Sleep/Mirage/Poison/Confusion/Charm/Seal
Skill Potential
Physical
Phys
Fire
Fire
Ice
Ice
Electricity
Elec
Force
Force
Light
Light
Dark
Dark
Almighty
Almi.
Ailment
Ailm.
Healing
Heal.
Support
Supp.
+2 - - +2 +2 +5 -5 -4 -2 - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Light's Descent (Unique) Severe Light attack to all foes. Chance of instakill when striking weakness.
Myriad Slashes 5 weak Physical attacks to one foe. Low Accuracy.
Dark Sword 2 medium attacks to 1 foe. Chance of inflicting Seal.
Pierce Armor Weak Physical attack to 1 foe. Lowers target's Defense by 1 rank for 3 turns.
Mighty Cleave Heavy Physical attack to 1 foe. Low accuracy, but hits are always Critical.
Agidyne Heavy Fire attack to 1 foe.
Maragidyne Heavy Fire attack to all foes.
Omagatoki: Critical All attacks, including magical attacks, will become Critical hits for all allies for 1 turn.

Race Level HP MP
Strength 80
Vitality 60
Magic 85
Agility 52
Luck 73
Nahobino 83 ?
Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- Drain Weak - - - Null
Ailment Resistance Res:Poison/Seal
Null:Sleep/Mirage/Confusion/Charm
Skill Potential
Physical
Phys
Fire
Fire
Ice
Ice
Electricity
Elec
Force
Force
Light
Light
Dark
Dark
Almighty
Almi.
Ailment
Ailm.
Healing
Heal.
Support
Supp.
+5 +7 - - - - +7 - +6 - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Impetus Severe Physical attack to all foes.
Agibarion Severe Fire attack to 1 foe.
Mudobarion Severe Dark attack to 1 foe. Chance of instakill when striking weakness.
Maragibarion Severe Fire attack to all foes.
Purgatorium Severe Fire attack to all foes. Ignores affinity resistance and pierces through.
Tentarafoo Chance of inflicting Confusion to all foes.
Megaton Press Heavy Physical attack to all foes. Low Accuracy.
Omagatoki: Critical All attacks, including magical attacks, will become Critical hits for all allies for 1 turn.

Race Level HP MP
Strength 60
Vitality 60
Magic 54
Agility 52
Luck 53
Nahobino 83 ?
Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - - - - Weak -
Ailment Resistance Res:Poison/Seal
Null:Sleep/Mirage/Confusion/Charm
Skill Potential
Physical
Phys
Fire
Fire
Ice
Ice
Electricity
Elec
Force
Force
Light
Light
Dark
Dark
Almighty
Almi.
Ailment
Ailm.
Healing
Heal.
Support
Supp.
+5 - - - - - - - - - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Madness Nails 2~4 heavy Physical attacks to random foes.
Masukukaja Raises Accuracy/Evasion of all allies by 1 rank for 3 turns.
Omagatoki: Critical All attacks, including magical attacks, will become Critical hits for all allies for 1 turn.

Race Level HP MP
Strength 54
Vitality 60
Magic 54
Agility 52
Luck 53
Nahobino 83 ?
Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - - Weak - - -
Ailment Resistance Res:Poison/Seal
Null:Sleep/Mirage/Confusion/Charm
Skill Potential
Physical
Phys
Fire
Fire
Ice
Ice
Electricity
Elec
Force
Force
Light
Light
Dark
Dark
Almighty
Almi.
Ailment
Ailm.
Healing
Heal.
Support
Supp.
- - - - - - - - - - +5
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Makarakarn Reflects a Magic attack once for 1 ally for 1 turn.
Luster Candy Raises all stats of all allies by 1 rank for 3 turns.
Omagatoki: Critical All attacks, including magical attacks, will become Critical hits for all allies for 1 turn.

Race Level HP MP
Strength 70
Vitality 50
Magic 65
Agility 55
Luck 31
Herald 80 535 346
Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - - Resist Resist Repel Weak
Ailment Resistance
Skill Potential
Physical
Phys
Fire
Fire
Ice
Ice
Electricity
Elec
Force
Force
Light
Light
Dark
Dark
Almighty
Almi.
Ailment
Ailm.
Healing
Heal.
Support
Supp.
+2 - - +2 +2 +5 -5 -4 -2 - -
Special fusion Fallen Adramelech + Herald Melchizedek + Divine Dominion
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Myriad Slashes 55 MP 5 weak Physical attacks to one foe. Low Accuracy. Innate
Floral Gust 60 MP 2~5 Medium Force attacks to multiple foes. Innate
Light's Descent 60 MP (Unique) Severe Light attack to all foes. Chance of instakill when striking weakness. Innate
Narukami 65 MP Heavy Electric attack to 1 foe. Ignores affinity resistance and pierces through. 81
High Light Pleroma Auto Greatly increases Light attack damage. 82
Akashic Arts 50 MP Severe Physical attack to 1 foe. Greater effect if a Critical hit. 83
Shield of God Magatsuhi Greatly decreases damage to all allies until the next turn. Talisman

Race Level HP MP
Strength 70
Vitality 65
Magic 85
Agility 83
Luck 51
Fallen 89 596 451
Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - Resist Resist Resist Weak Repel
Ailment Resistance Null:Confusion
Skill Potential
Physical
Phys
Fire
Fire
Ice
Ice
Electricity
Elec
Force
Force
Light
Light
Dark
Dark
Almighty
Almi.
Ailment
Ailm.
Healing
Heal.
Support
Supp.
- - +4 - +2 -5 +7 - - -3 -
Special fusion Herald Abdiel + Tyrant Amon + Femme Kali
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Akashic Arts 50 MP Severe Physical attack to 1 foe. Greater effect if a Critical hit. Innate
Mazanbarion 75 MP Severe Force attack to all foes. Innate
Fallen Destroyer 70 MP (Unique) Severe Dark attack to all foes. Chance of instakill when striking weakness. Innate
Mudobarion 55 MP Severe Dark attack to 1 foe. Chance of instakill when striking weakness. Innate
Glacial Blast 60 MP 2~5 medium Ice attacks to random foes. 90
Repel Phys Auto Reflects Physical skills. 91
High Dark Pleroma Auto Greatly increases Dark attack damage. 92
Omagatoki: Doubler Magatsuhi Buffs and debuffs are twice as effective for all allies for 1 turn. Talisman

Giten Megami Tensei: Tokyo Mokushiroku[]

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Race Alignment Level HP MP CP Equip Type
Herald Light-Law 25 622 326 53 3
Intuition Will Power Magic Intelligence Divine Protection
32 32 38 24 30
Strength Stamina Agility Dexterity Charm
46 45 41 19 50
Swd Hvc Fir Ice Elc For Exp Dth Mys Nrv
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% Null 100% 100% 100%
List of Skills
Megi Agilao Disarm
Mashibaboo Hama Traport


Gallery[]

In Other Languages[]

Language Title
Flag of the United States English Abdiel
Flag of Japan Japanese アブディエル
Flag of South Korea Korean 아브디엘
Flag of Hong KongFlag of the Republic of China.svg Traditional Chinese 亞必迭

Trivia[]

  • In an interview with Masayuki Doi on Shin Megami Tensei V, on her design they had to lean heavily on original interpretations, due to there being very little reference for her in the source material. [1]
  • She reflects her partner’s desire to be a strong warrior for the forces of Bethel.
  • Her SMTV design's triangular armor is inspired by the concept of the Holy Trinity, her head and facial ornaments are reminiscent of the cross, and the design of her sword.[1]
    • Additionally, the tattoos on her arms and legs represent her loyalty to God, and are visually meant to evoke prison bars. This is because they were engraved by Abdiel herself, as she was ashamed for being deceived by Lucifer and almost becoming a fallen angel.[1]
    • According to Doi, Abdiel has more symbolic elements in her design, but since they might lead to potential spoilers, he would keep them to himself for the time being, before the game's release.[1]

References[]


Characters
Playable Protagonist
Other Aogami - Sophia - Gustave - Goko
Amanozako - Fionn mac Cumhaill - Lahmu - Lucifer
Tao Isonokami - Yuzuru Atsuta - Ichiro Dazai - Miyazu Atsuta - Hayao Koshimizu - Sahori Itsukishima
Abdiel - Khonsu - Vasuki - Zeus - Odin - Shiva
Shohei Yakumo - Nuwa
Demi-fiend - Artemis - Cleopatra - Mephisto
Locations
Tokyo Jouin High School - Shinagawa Station - Takanawa Tunnel - Jozoji
Da'at Minato - Shinagawa - Chiyoda - Taito - Demon King's Castle - Temple of Eternity - Empyrean - Tree of Knowledge
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack
Songs N/A
Archives
Terminology Nahobino - Bethel - Knowledge - Magatsuhi - Shekinah Glory - Demon Summoning Program - Conception
Mechanics Demon - Press Turn - Moon Phase System - Alignment‎ - Negotiation (Dialogue) - Encounters - Fusion - Race and species - Difficulty
Skill Potential - Magatsuhi Skills - Essence - Glory - Miracles - Menorah
World of Shadows - Cadaver's Hollow - Miman - Treasure Boxes - Vending Machines - Demon Statues - Abscess - Magatsuhi Crystals - Leyline Fount - Terminal - Gifts
Lists Bosses - Skills - Items - Status Changes - Quests - Demons
Other Script - Updates
Other Media
Promotion Daily Demon - News
TGS 2021
Other Demon Colosseum - Merchandise
Recruitable
Avatar Makami - Anubis - Barong
Avian Feng Huang - Jatayu - Thunderbird - Zhuque - Yatagarasu - Garuda
Beast Cait Sith - Inugami - Nekomata - Orthrus - Orobas - Loup-garou - Cerberus
Brute Daemon - Azumi - Ippon-Datara - Oni - Shiki-Ouji - Kin-Ki - Sui-Ki - Fuu-Ki - Ongyo-Ki
Deity Thoth - Horus - Atavaka - Khonsu - Mitra - Odin - Khonsu Ra - Zeus - Vishnu - Baal
Divine Angel - Archangel - Principality - Power - Dominion - Throne
Dragon Xuanwu - Quetzalcoatl - Qing Long - Ananta - Huang Long
Drake Aitvaras - Basilisk - Hydra - Fafnir - Seth - Vasuki
Element Erthys - Aeros - Aquans - Flaemis
Fairy Pixie - High Pixie - Jack-o'-Lantern - Jack Frost - Kelpie - Setanta - Silky - Oberon - Titania
Fallen Andras - Berith - Forneus - Eligor - Ose - Flauros - Decarabia - Nebiros - Adramelech - Abdiel
Femme Mermaid - Leanan Sidhe - Manananggal - Yaksini - Lamia - Dakini - Clotho - Lachesis - Cleopatra - Atropos - Rangda - Kali
Fiend Matador - Daisoujou - Hell Biker - Alice - White Rider - Red Rider - Black Rider - Pale Rider - Mother Harlot - Trumpeter
Foul Slime - Legion - Black Ooze
Fury Dionysus - Chernobog - Mot - Zaou-Gongen - Asura - Shiva
Genma Kurama Tengu - Hanuman - Cu Chulainn - Fionn mac Cumhaill - Amanozako
Haunt Preta - Obariyon - Poltergeist - Pisaca - Kumbhanda
Herald Melchizedek - Camael - Sraosha - Abdiel - Uriel - Raphael - Gabriel - Sandalphon - Michael - Metatron
Holy Shiisaa - Chironnup - Hayataro - Baihu - Chimera
Jaki Turdak - Rakshasa - Loa - Macabre - Hecatoncheires
Jirae Kodama - Tsuchigumo - Sudama - Kaya-no-Hime - Koropokkur - Hua Po - Narcissus
Kishin Attis - Zouchouten - Koumokuten - Jikokuten - Bishamonten - Thor
Kunitsu Take-Minakata - Sukuna-Hikona - Oyamatsumi - Kushinada-Hime - Okuninushi - Arahabaki
Lady Kikuri-Hime - Hariti - Isis - Cybele - Ishtar - Skadi - Alilat - Inanna - Danu - Nuwa - Nuwa
Megami Fortuna - Ame-no-Uzume - Anahita - Parvati - Artemis - Idun - Sarasvati - Scathach - Norn - Lakshmi - Demeter - Maria
Night Sandman - Mokoi - Incubus - Lilim - Succubus - Black Frost - Kaiwan - Queen Medb - Lilith
Raptor Onmoraki - Zhen - Muu Shuwuu - Anzu
Snake Naga - Raja Naga - Yurlungur - Yamata-no-Orochi
Tyrant King Frost - Belphegor - Moloch - Loki - Surt - Mara - Abaddon - Arioch - Mithras - Mephisto - Amon - Chi You - Beelzebub - Belial
Vile Baphomet - Mishaguji - Lahmu - Pazuzu - Girimekhala - Mada
Wargod Neko Shogun - Yoshitsune - Ganesha - Siegfried - Futsunushi
Wilder Bicorn - Bugs - Mothman - Nue
Yoma Mandrake - Agathion - Apsaras - Koppa Tengu - Valkyrie
Panagia Tao
Enemy Only
Meta Shohei Yakumo
Matter Lucifer
Mitama Saki Mitama - Kusi Mitama - Ara Mitama - Nigi Mitama
Nahobino Abdiel - Tsukuyomi - Nuwa
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