Adramelech, also known as Adrammelech or Adramalek, was a demon in the form of a sun god, along with its sibling, Anamelech, as a moon god, the center of his worship was the town of Sepharvaim and was brought by the Sepharvite colonists into Samaria. Like other pagan gods, Adramelech is considered a demon in Judeo-Christian tradition. According to Collin de Plancy's book on demonology, Adramelech became the president of the senate of the demons.
He is also the grand chancellor of Hell and supervisor of Satan/Lucifer's wardrobe. He is also the eighth of the ten evil Sephiroth, the chancellor of the Order of the Fly, founded by Beelzebub and president of the high council of devils. Adramelech was generally depicted with a human torso and head, and the rest of the body of a mule or peacock.
In classic literature, Adramelech is a fallen angel, vanquished by Uriel and Raphael, in Milton's Paradise Lost. A poet's description of Adramelech can be found in Robert Silverberg's short story "Basileus." Adramelech is described as "The enemy of God, greater in ambition, guile and mischief than Satan. A fiend more curst — a deeper hypocrite."
"Chancellor of Hell and supervisor of Lucifer's wardrobe. Has the body of a mule and the plumage of a peacock. Worshipped by the Ayssrians sic, who sometimes offered children to him as a sacrifice."
—Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse compendium
Adramelech is the first boss of the game, appearing before Nanashi, Nikkari, Manabu and Asahi. Having been ordered to purge Tokyo clean of the weak by Lucifer, he attacks with a horde of Fallen demons. During the fight he kills Manabu with his fire magic and finishes Nikkari afterwards. He kills Nanashi only for him to be revived by Dagda and fight back. His horde is killed in the second fight, but he retreats before he could be killed.
He appears alongside a Power on Lucifer's orders to help Nanashi oppose Shesha in the first fight against the serpent. Adramelech is later fought in front of Tsukiji Konganji, where he dies in their final encounter. During the battle, Nanashi can make various choices affecting the flow of the battle.
> Adramelech charges his power, then starts attacking Asahi. What will you do?
Hit him while he's off guard.
Asahi KO'd if current partner Nanashi attacks Adramelech for heavy damage Adramelech +Tarukaja/Makakaja
Nanashi takes heavy damage (regardless of Fire resistance)
Nanashi takes heavy damage despite Fire resistance Assist Gauge increases Adramelech +Tarukaja/Makakaja
Use your partner as a shield
Current partner KO'd Adramelech +Rakunda Nanashi +Smirk/Tarukaja/Makakaja
Light damage to whole party despite Fire resistance Nanashi inflicted with Bind and Tarunda Adramelech +Rakukaja
During the battle, Adramelech will typically be using Madness Nails and Hellish Brand to inflict damage. Demons with a resistance that Nullifies, Drains or Repels Fire damage will not be affected by Hellish Brand's damage or buff removal. Nanashi can also enjoy this benefit by wearing the Pyro Coat body armor that can be obtained in Shibuya. When Adramelech starts getting low on HP, he will begin using Eat Whole to recover some HP from the attacks. An Attack Mirror or Tetrakarn can cause him to waste his turns. While Adramelech can be debuffed, he will use Dekunda at some points to return his status to normal.
"Chancellor of Hell and supervisor of Satan's wardrobe. He has the body of a mule, though he may also sometimes appear as a peacock. He was worshiped by the Assyrians, who occasionally offered him children as sacrifice."
—Shin Megami Tensei V lore
One Adramelech can be found in Da'at: Daito in Umayabashi. He has gotten in a quarrel with Futsunushi and requests the protagonist handle him, starting "The Raid on Tokyo" quest. If the protagonist chooses to aid Adramelech, he will join their party once the quest is finished. If they side with Futsunushi, Adramelech will fight them but lose, accusing Futsunushi of hypocrisy and claims that he has won the battle of ideals before leaving.
Adramelech can be found as a common enemy in the Temple of Eternity.
If Adramelech is in the protagonist's party while fighting an enemy Yurlungur, he will find the snake's hide outstanding and offers to showcase the beauty to his lord. Yurlungur initially accepts but attacks when it realizes that he intends to kill it for the hide.
As with the previous game, Adramelech comes with his signature skillHellish Brand, a powerful fire attack that hits all enemies and removes any active buffs they might have and benefits from learning Fire skills. He is also one of the three demons required for a special fusion for Abdiel's Herald form.
Megami Ibunroku Persona
"A god with a lion body and eagle wings, known as "King of Fire." He was workshipped in Assyria and neighboring regions, and in the city of Sepharvaim an altar was erected to him where children were sometimes sacrificed. According to one theory, he is the Lord Chancellor of hell as well as president of the Senate of demons. When summoned by a human, he will appear either with the form of a human, a peacock, or a mule. In modern times, he's considered a demon."
Adramelech is the highest-leveled demon of the Fallen race and the third highest-leveled demon in the game, behind only Alice and Fenrir. The only skill he can pass through fusion is Deathtika. In the PlayStation version of the game, Adramelech is the only demon with the Clone skill, but it was removed from his moveset in the PSP port.
+15% to Fire damage and HP stops at 1 HP upon receiving the first killing blow.
Sun God's Majesty
Adds Fire Pierce. +25% to Fire damage.
On 1st turn: Increases ATK, DEF and EV/AC of all party members by 20%. (3 turns)
When an enemy recovers MP using a skill: Inflicts 30% fractional damage (1,500 max) on all enemies based on their current HP and reduces their MP by 1, and casts a Barrier on all party members.
Inflicts Fire (Magic) damage (Power: 240) on a single enemy and increases ATK of all party members by 20% if the attack is successful. (2 turns) Damage from this skill ignores all death prevention skills.
Inflicts Fire (Magic) damage with 120 power on All Enemies.
+25% to Fire damage
Increases ATK, DEF, EV/AC of All Party Members by 20% for 3 turns.
Reduces ATK, DEF, and EV/AC of All Enemies by 20% for 3 turns.
+20% to single-target attack skill damage.
+15% to Fire damage. +10% damage when attacking the enemy's weak point
Adds Ice Null.
HP stops at 1 HP upon receiving the first killing blow.
At beginning of 1st turn: Cast a Barrier on self.
Adramelech's artwork as it appears in Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation Dx2
Adramelech's concept art as it appears in Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse: Official World Setting Collection + Journey Towards the World of Mythology (真・女神転生IV FINAL 公式設定資料集+神話世界への旅)