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"Old mankind whom Pluto could not defeat, thou art wickedness which violates the dispensation of the universe. The dispensation of the universe is collective. There must exist nothing that standeth in violation. I shall commence purifying the land."
—Ancient of Days, Shin Megami Tensei IV

Ancient of Days is a demon in the series.

History[]

The Ancient of Days is one of the many names of God, sometimes treated as an avatar of his will. It was first known through the Book of Daniel. It is a name that is meant to represent that God is eternal in Judaism.

The title "Ancient of Days" has been used as a source of inspiration in art and music, denoting the creator's aspects of eternity combined with perfection. In the Zohar, the seminal document of Kabbalah that emerged in 13th Century Spain, there is mention of the Ancient of Ancients, and the Holy Ancient One; Atika Kadisha, variably interpreted as synonymous with the En Sof, the unmanifested godhead.

In Christianity, the name is associated with God, the holy spirit, Jesus and Adam. In Hinduism, the name is associated with Kartikeya, and in Buddhism with Brahma and Sanat Kumara.

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Shin Megami Tensei IV[]

In the "Ancient One of the Sun" DLC, following Pluto's defeat at the hands of Flynn and his group, God sends his avatar, the Ancient of Days, to succeed where its predecessor failed. It attacked the remnants of human civilization, destroying what remained of Blasted Tokyo and forcing the survivors to relocate to Pluto Castle.

The White summon Flynn to Blasted Tokyo, intending to show him the despair of the human race. Pluto Castle is attacked by Ancient of Days, prompting Flynn to do battle with it. The Ancient is at first nearly invisible; Burroughs can't even correctly scan him, only getting error messages. She comments it seems as though the Ancient, like Sanat, isn't made of matter native to Blasted Tokyo. It states its mission is "the dispensation of the universe," and insists the old humanity must die to make space for the new one. Halfway through the battle, Kiyoharu runs outside, overjoyed, believing that God's messenger has come to free them from suffering. It makes it clear that it is there to destroy mankind, crushing what little hope he held on to for the last 25 years.

After it is defeated, God speaks to Flynn and Akira, telling them that the former has only defeated one of his forms, and that such trifles will not sway the fate of the world from its course. As multiple cocoons descend from the sky, he tells them that the new humanity will descend upon Blasted Tokyo, and that Genesis has begun. Akira decides that he will negotiate with the new species to seek co-existence and bid Flynn farewell.

Stats[]

The Ancient of Days will only use Diarahan if either of its weaknesses (Electricity or Force) is exploited.

Race Level HP MP
Strength 157
Dexterity 157
Magic 157
Agility 157
Luck 157
Godly 95 17,775
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - - - Weak Weak Null Null
Ailment Resistance ??
Normal Attack Phys x1, 1 enemy Turn Icon 4
Related quest Ancient One of the Sun DLC
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Diarahan Fully restores one ally's HP.
Maragidyne Heavy fire damage to all foes.
Mabufudyne Heavy ice damage to all foes.
Spiritual Focus Multiplies user's next magical damage by 3. Stacks with Concentrate.
Damnation Heavy almighty damage and 70% poison to all foes.
Stigmatic Gleam Heavy almighty damage and 20% brand to all foes.
Silent Prayer Negates all stat buffs and debuffs from all allies and foes.

Race Level HP MP
Strength 88
Dexterity 98
Magic 127
Agility 83
Luck 117
Godly 96 498 484
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - - - Weak Weak Null Null
Ailment Resistance None
Normal Attack Phys x1, 1 enemy
Required quest Ancient One of the Sun DLC
Special fusion Herald Metatron + Fallen Mithra + Divine Cherub + Yoma Master Therion
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Damnation 65 MP Heavy almighty damage and 70% poison to all foes. Innate
Stigmatic Gleam 75 MP Heavy almighty damage and 20% brand to all foes. 97
Spiritual Focus 25 MP Multiplies user's next magical damage by 3. Stacks with Concentrate. 99


Gods
Deity Thoth - Inti - Prometheus - Lord Nandou - Osiris - Ometeotl - Odin - Mahamayuri - Baal - Apsu - Hachiman - Vishnu
Amatsu Ame no Uzume - Take-Mikazuchi - Amaterasu - Omoikane
Megami Fortuna - Hathor - Parvati - Brigid - Scathach - Ishtar - Pallas Athena - Tlazolteotl - Anat - Izanami - Norn - Lakshmi
Nymph Apsaras - Senri - Kikuri-Hime - Sarasvati - Peri
Enigma Kanbari - Futotama - Kinmamon - Kama - Kangiten
Entity Alilat
Godly Ancient of Days
Chaos Sanat
Guardians
Fury Ares - Tonatiuh - Asura - Chernobog - Wu Kong - Beiji-Weng - Masakado - Kartikeya - Masakado's S - Susano-o - Shiva
Kunitsu Take-Minakata - Okuninushi - Kushinada-Hime - Hitokoto-Nushi - Arahabaki - Oumitsunu
Kishin Zouchouten - Koumokuten - Zhong Kui - Jikokuten - Bishamonten - Marici - Thor
Zealot Ogun - Dionysus - Aramisaki - Attis - Tezcatlipoca
Lady Pele - Dzelarhons - Sedna - Hariti - Diana - Asherah - Isis - Black Maria - Skadi - Xi Wangmu
Reaper Hel - Orcus - Persephone - Guedhe - Cernunnos - Ixtab - Nergal - Mot
Vile Baphomet - Mishaguji - Pachacamac - Taotie - Alciel - Pales - Yaso Magatsuhi - Seth - Demiurge
Magica
Tyrant Aeshma - Morax - Mithras - Horkos - Samyaza - King Frost - Balor - Astaroth - Asmodeus - Belial - Loki - Abaddon - Azazel - Beelzebub - Tzitzimitl - Surt - Chi You - Lucifuge - Mara
Genma Tam Lin - Ictinike - Nata Taishi - Baldur - Frost Ace - Tlaloc - Kurama Tengu - Cu Chulainn - Kresnik - Jarilo - Hanuman - Heimdall
Yoma Centaur - Vodyanik - Agathion - Koppa Tengu - Karasu Tengu - Dis - Shiwanna - Valkyrie - Xiuhtecuhtli - Master Therion - Ganesha
Fairy Napaea - Pixie - Spriggan - Oread - Jack Frost - Pyro Jack - Goblin - High Pixie - Setanta - Kelpie - Silky - Nadja - Lorelei - Vivian - Oberon - Titania - Demonee-Ho
Night Mokoi - Fomorian - Sandman - Kikimora - Incubus - Lilim - Kaiwan - Succubus - Wild Hunt - Queen Mab - Lilith - Maya
Aerials
Herald Lailah - Victor - Israfel - Kazfiel - Azrael - Sraosha - Aniel - Uriel - Mastema - Raphael - Metatron - Gabriel - Seraph - Michael
Divine Angel - Archangel - Principality - Power - Virtue - Dominion - Throne - Cherub
Fallen Melchom - Bifrons - Halphas - Orias - Dantalion - Ose - Nebiros - Decarabia - Mitra - Gemori - Murmur - Shax - Barbatos - Botis - Samael
Birds
Avian Hamsa - Suparna - Phoenix - Vidofnir - Thunderbird - Feng Huang - Yatagarasu - Garuda
Flight Tangata Manu - Harpy - Gu Huo Niao - Caladrius - Tuofei - Rukh - Da Peng
Raptor Fuxi - Camazotz - Moh Shuvuu - Itsumade - Zhen - Gurr - Anzu - Huoniao - Hresvelgr
Demoniacs
Jirae Dwarf - Knocker - Hua Po - Sudama - Kwancha - Tsuchigumo - Titan - Kuebiko - Tlaltecuhtli - Gogmagog
Brute Bilwis - Oni - Azumi - Momunofu - Yamawaro - Yomotsu-Ikusa - Kin-Ki - Fuu-Ki - Sui-Ki - Berserker - Yaksha - Ongyo-Ki
Femme Leanan Sidhe - Strix - Shikome - Yuki Jyorou - Medusa - Clotho - Lachesis - Atropos - Taraka - Dakini - Rangda - Kali
Jaki Lham Dearg - Gremlin - Ippon-Datara - Wendigo - Black Frost - Rakshasa - Ogre - Grendel - Girimehkala - Hekatoncheires
Dragons
Dragon Makara - Patrimpas - Gucumatz - Long - Illuyanka - Zhu Yin - Quetzalcoatl - Koga Saburo - Huang Long
Snake Naga - Nozuchi - Vouivre - Yurlungur - Gui Xian - Ouroboros - Orochi - Pendragon - Ananta
Drake Zhu Tun She - Toubyou - Bai Suzhen - Basilisk - Kingu - Mushussu - Tiamat - Niddhoggr - Ym - Fafnir - Python - Vasuki
Beasts
Avatar Shiisaa - Kamapua'a - Makami - Kaiming Shou - Chimera - Ukano Mitama - Anubis - Barong
Holy Heqet - Apis - Pabilsag - Qing Niugai - Airavata - Baihu - Sleipnir - Sphinx
Food Onmoraki - Katakirauwa - Mamedanuki - Chupacabra - Kuda - Hare of Inaba
Beast Gryphon - Stonka - Kaso - Kabuso - Inugami - Asterius - Hairy Jack - Minotaur - Nekomata - Hsing-Hsing - Dormarth - Orthrus - Ammut - Cerberus
Wilder Chagrin - Jueyuan - Raijuu - Nue - Peallaidh - Porewit - Manticore - Catoblepas - Cabracan - Taowu - Fenrir
Vegetation
Tree Daphne - Narcissus - Mayahuel - Kukunochi - Haoma - Yggdrasil
Wood Shan Xiao - Mandrake - Skogsra - Zaccoum - Alraune - Erlkonig
Evil Spirits
Ghost Strigoii - Preta - Obariyon - Mou-Ryo - Churel - Enku - Ghoul - Kudlak - Dullahan - Vetala
Spirit Dybbuk - Wicker Man - Poltergeist - Quicksilver - Macabre - Inferno - Pisaca - Legion - Garrote
Undead Zombie Cop - Corpses - Patriot - Alice
Fouls
Vermin Myrmecolion - Mothman - Ubu - Okiku-Mushi - Arachne
Foul Slime - Jack the Ripper - Hooligan - Night Stalker - Tattooed Man - Mad Gasser
Elementals
Element Erthys - Aeros - Aquans - Flaemis - Gnome - Sylph - Undine - Salamander
Humans
Fiend David - Plasma - Chemtrail - Matador - White Rider - Red Rider - Black Rider - Pale Rider - Trumpeter - Mother Harlot
Famed Yoshitsune - Lanling Wang - Jeanne D'Arc - Hagen - Siegfried - Kanseiteikun - Rama - Tenkai - Tokisada - Michizane - Huang Di - Yamato Takeru
Enemy Only
Cyber Pluto Soldier
Human Gaea Man - Ashura Man - Ashura Woman - Gaea Woman
Undead Samurai Zombie ♂ - Samurai Zombie ♀ - Zombie
Mitama Saki Mitama - Kusi Mitama - Ara Mitama - Nigi Mitama
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