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This article is about the DLC demon in Shin Megami Tensei IV and the Persona of Shadow Labrys. For the unnamed Minotaur in Naraku, see Minotaur.

Asterius, known as Asterios in the Japanese version, is a demon in the series.

History

Asterion, alternatively called Asterios or Asterius, is a name given to two figures in Greek mythology.

The first Asterion was a sacred king of Crete whose wife Europa was seduced by Zeus when he assumed the form of the Cretan bull, producing Minos. He is the son of Tectamus and an unnamed daughter of Cretheus. His father sailed to Crete and became the ruler of the island. Asterion inherited the throne from his father and he was the king of Crete at the time and married Europa, who was abducted by Zeus, becoming the stepfather of her sons by Zeus. Asterion brought up his stepsons, one of them being Minos and when he died childless, Minos took the throne and "banished" his brothers.

The second Asterion was in fact the Minotaur, star at the center of the labyrinth on Cretan coins, the son of Minos's wife fathered by the Cretan Bull as punishment for Minos not sacrificing it in Poseidon's honor. "Minotaur" is simply a name of Hellenic coining to describe his Cretan symbolism, since "Minotaur" is a portmanteau of Minos and taûros, the Greek word for bull.

Appearances

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Shin Megami Tensei IV

"The name of the minotaur in Greek lore, meaning "starry."
Poseidon, god of the sea, created a special bull as a gift to King Minos of Creta so that he could sacrifice the animal as an offering to the god. But its beauty was such that Minos kept it for himself and sacrificed a normal bull instead. Angered at this attempt to deceive him, Poseidon caused Minos' wife Pasiphae to fall in love with the bull. As a result, the bull-headed Asterius was born."
Shin Megami Tensei IV compendium

Asterius is obtainable in the DLC quest "Money Makes the Underworld Turn." A man in the only room on the map offers his fusion data in exchange for Golden Jet x10. He is a palette swap of the Minotaur. Asterius can be summoned through a special fusion of Morax, Raiju and Halphas. He can teach Flynn the Megaton Press and Charge skills through his Demon Whisper.

Persona 4 Arena

Asterius is an extension of Shadow Labrys that takes the form of a large humanoid only partially coming out of the ground, surrounded by flames, with a bull's skull for a head, and several chains restraining it to the ground. It is implied Asterius is a true Persona due to Shadow Labrys having developed an ego separate from the true Labrys.

Persona 5

"A Persona of another story. Due to a curse on his mother Pasiphae, he was born a bull-headed monster. Locked away in the labyrinth as the Minotaur, he wielded a double-sided axe."
Persona 5 Compendium

Asterius can be added to the Persona Compendium as DLC. Like the other Personas, he is available in two different versions: a default version and an upgraded variation called "Asterius Picaro." Both versions have access to Titanomachia, which is the strongest ability other than its Instant Kill from Persona 4 Arena. Asterius appears to have Shadow Labrys' traits, as while it is willing to be the protagonist's persona, it warns that if he lets down his guard, it will crush him, similar to the relationship between Labrys and her Shadow Self.

Stats

Shin Megami Tensei IV

Race Level HP MP
Strength 40
Dexterity 35
Magic 28
Agility 32
Luck 27
Beast 26 341 67
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- Resist Resist Resist Resist Resist Weak Weak
Ailment Resistance Weak:Poison/Panic/Sleep/Bind/Sick
Normal Attack Phys x1, 1 enemy
Required quest Money Makes the Underworld Turn (DLC)
Special fusion Tyrant Morax + Wilder Raiju + Fallen Halphas
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Megaton Press 21 MP Medium physical damage to all foes. High critical but low accuracy. Innate
Phys Pleroma Auto Boosts physical attack by 25%. Innate
Charge 9 MP Multiplies user's next physical or gun damage by 2.5. 27
Life Gain Auto Increases max HP by 20%. 28
Resist Phys Auto Reduces physical damage. 29


Persona 5 / Royal

Hahahaha! I am Asterius! Become your mask...? *chuckle* Very well,
but if you let your guard drop, I shall crush you!
Arcana Level
Strength 43
Magic 43
Endurance 32
Agility 32
Luck 25
Fortune 56
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Almighty - - Curse Fire, Psy Ice
Electric chair execution Thunder Horns
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Titanomachia 54 SP Severe Fire damage to all foes. High chance of Fear. Innate
Maragidyne 22 SP Heavy Fire damage to all foes. Rare chance of Burn. Innate
Burn Boost Auto Enhance chance of inflicting Burn status. Innate
Auto-Mataru Auto Automatic Matarukaja on party at start of battle. 57
Fire Amp Auto Strengthen Fire attacks by 50%. 59
Tetrakarn 36 SP Erect shield on 1 ally to repel 1 Physical/Gun attack. 60
Gigantomachia 25% HP Colossal Physical damage to all foes. 62

Arcana Level
Strength 46
Magic 46
Endurance 36
Agility 36
Luck 29
Fortune 62
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Almighty - - Curse Fire, Psy Ice
Electric chair execution Gigantomachia
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Titanomachia 54 SP Severe Fire damage to all foes. High chance of Fear. Innate
Maragidyne 22 SP Heavy Fire damage to all foes. Rare chance of Burn. Innate
Burn Boost Auto Enhance chance of inflicting Burn status. Innate
Auto-Masuku Auto Recover 5% HP and 10 SP at the start of preemptive turn. 63
Fire Amp Auto Strengthen Fire attacks by 50%. 65
Makarakarn 36 SP Erect shield on 1 ally to repel 1 magical attack. 66
Gigantomachia 25% HP Colossal Physical damage to all foes. 68

Hahahaha! I am Asterius! Become your mask...? *chuckle* Very well,
but if you let your guard drop, I shall crush you!
Arcana Level
Strength 43
Magic 43
Endurance 32
Agility 32
Luck 25
Fortune 56
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Almighty - - Curse Fire, Psy Ice
Persona Trait Frenzied Bull: Increases damage to foes when low on HP.
Electric chair execution Blazing Horns (normal); Inferno Horns (fusion alarm)
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Titanomachia 34 SP Severe Fire damage and inflict Fear (high odds) to all foes. Innate
Maragidyne 22 SP Heavy Fire damage and inflict Burn (low odds) to all foes. Innate
Burn Boost Passive Increase chance of inflicting Burn. Innate
Auto-Mataru Passive Automatic Matarukaja at the start of battle. 57
Fire Amp Passive Strengthen Fire attacks by 50%. 59
Tetrakarn 24 SP Erect a shield on 1 ally to repel 1 Physical or Gun attack. 60
Gigantomachia 25% HP Colossal Physical damage to all foes. 62

Arcana Level
Strength 46
Magic 46
Endurance 36
Agility 36
Luck 29
Fortune 62
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Almighty - - Curse Fire, Psy Ice
Persona Trait Frenzied Bull: Increases damage to foes when low on HP.
Electric chair execution Gigantomachia (normal); Agneyastra (fusion alarm)
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Titanomachia 34 SP Severe Fire damage and inflict Fear (high odds) to all foes. Innate
Maragidyne 22 SP Heavy Fire damage and inflict Burn (low odds) to all foes. Innate
Burn Boost Passive Increase chance of inflicting Burn. Innate
Auto-Masuku Passive Automatic Masukukaja at the start of battle. 63
Fire Amp Passive Strengthen Fire attacks by 50%. 65
Makarakarn 24 SP Erect a shield on 1 ally to repel 1 (non-Almighty) magical attack. 66
Gigantomachia 25% HP Colossal Physical damage to all foes. 68

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth

Arcana Level HP + SP + Type Extract
Fortune 80 195 32 Physical God's Hand
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
God's Hand 85 HP Severe Phys attack. (1 enemy) Stronger in Boost. Innate
Brutal Arm Passive High chance to add splash effect on single-target attack skills. Innate
Regenerate 3 Passive Greatly restore HP at the end of the turn. Innate
Immunity Buffer Passive High chance of nullifying Phys attacks. 81
Endure Passive Survive one lethal attack with 1 HP instead of being KOed. 82
Fury Order 44 SP Triple physical attack for next hit. Lasts 3 turns. (Party) 83

Arcana Level HP + SP + Type Extract
Fortune 82 200 28 Physical Primal Force
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Primal Force 66 HP 2 heavy Phys attacks. (1 enemy) Stronger in Boost. Innate
Myriad Arrows 85 HP 6-8 heavy Phys attacks. (1 enemy) Stronger in Boost. Innate
Brutal Arm Passive High chance to add splash effect on single-target attack skills. Innate
Shura Instincts Passive High chance of Shura Tensei when battle starts. 83
Power Genius Passive Increase St by 4. 84
Fury Order 44 SP Triple physical attack for next hit. Lasts 3 turns. (Party) 85

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In Other Languages

Language Name
Flag of the United States English Asterius
Flag of Japan Japanese アステリオス (Asuteriosu)
Flag of France French Astérion
Flag of Italy Italian Asterius
Flag of Germany German Asterius
Flag of Spain Spanish Asterión


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
Fool Arsene - Obariyon - High Pixie - Izanagi - Izanagi Picaro - Orpheus - Orpheus Picaro - Decarabia - Legion - Ose - Bugs - Crystal Skull - Dionysus - Black Frost - Vishnu - Satanael
Magician Zorro - Mercurius - Jack-o'-Lantern - Jack Frost - Nekomata - Sandman - Choronzon - Queen Mab - Rangda - Surt - Futsunushi
Priestess Johanna - Anat - Silky - Apsaras - Koh-i-Noor - Isis - Kikuri-Hime - Scathach - Sarasvati - Skadi - Cybele
Empress Milady - Astarte - Queen's Necklace - Yaksini - Lamia - Hariti - Dakini - Titania - Kali - Mother Harlot
Emperor Goemon - Kamu Susano-o - Regent - Eligor - Setanta - Thoth - Okuninushi - Barong - King Frost - Oberon - Baal - Odin
Hierophant Berith - Orobas - Phoenix - Anzu - Unicorn - Daisoujou - Forneus - Bishamonten - Kohryu
Lovers Carmen - Hecate - Pixie - Saki Mitama - Leanan Sidhe - Ame-no-Uzume - Kushinada - Narcissus - Parvati - Raphael - Ishtar
Chariot Captain Kidd - Seiten Taisei - Agathion - Slime - Shiisaa - Shiki-Ouji - Kin-Ki - Ara Mitama - White Rider - Cerberus - Thor - Chi You
Justice Robin Hood - Loki - Angel - Archangel - Principality - Power - Melchizedek - Dominion - Throne - Uriel - Metatron
Hermit Necronomicon - Prometheus - Bicorn - Koropokguru - Ippon-Datara - Sudama - Naga - Arahabaki - Kumbhanda - Koumokuten - Kurama Tengu - Ongyo-Ki
Fortune Stone of Scone - Clotho - Ariadne - Lachesis - Atropos - Ariadne Picaro - Fortuna - Norn - Asterius - Asterius Picaro - Lakshmi
Strength Kelpie - Kushi Mitama - Oni - Rakshasa - Orlov - Zouchouten - Valkyrie - Siegfried - Zaou-Gongen
Hanged Man Hua Po - Inugami - Orthrus - Take-Minakata - Emperor's Amulet - Hecatoncheires - Moloch - Vasuki - Attis
Death Mandrake - Mokoi - Matador - Pisaca - Hell Biker - Hope Diamond - Pale Rider - Chernobog - Thanatos - Thanatos Picaro - Mot - Alice
Temperance Genbu - Koppa Tengu - Makami - Nigi Mitama - Jikokuten - Mitra - Byakko - Raja Naga - Seiryu - Gabriel - Ardha
Devil Incubus - Andras - Flauros - Lilim - Pazuzu - Baphomet - Nebiros - Belial - Beelzebub
Tower Jatayu - Belphegor - Red Rider - Magatsu-Izanagi - Magatsu-Izanagi Picaro - Seth - Black Rider - Mara - Yoshitsune - Mada
Star Kodama - Fuu-Ki - Neko Shogun - Kaiwan - Ananta - Garuda - Hanuman - Cu Chulainn - Sraosha - Lucifer
Moon Succubus - Onmoraki - Kaguya - Nue - Sui-Ki - Kaguya Picaro - Black Ooze - Mothman - Girimehkala - Tsukiyomi - Tsukiyomi Picaro - Lilith - Sandalphon
Sun Suzaku - Mithras - Yurlungur - Horus - Ganesha - Yatagarasu - Quetzalcoatl - Asura
Judgement Anubis - Trumpeter - Yamata-no-Orochi - Abaddon - Messiah - Shiva - Michael - Messiah Picaro - Satan
Fool Arsène - Obariyon - Orpheus (F) - Orpheus Picaro (F) - High Pixie - Izanagi - Izanagi Picaro - Orpheus - Orpheus Picaro - Legion - Ose - Bugs - Crystal Skull - Black Frost - Raoul - Vishnu - Satanael
Magician Zorro - Mercurius - Diego - Jack-o'-Lantern - Cait Sith - Jack Frost - Nekomata - Sandman - Choronzon - Queen Mab - Rangda - Forneus - Surt - Futsunushi
Priestess Johanna - Anat - Agnes - Silky - Apsaras - Koh-i-Noor - Isis - Kikuri-Hime - Sarasvati - Skadi - Scathach - Cybele
Empress Milady - Astarte - Lucy - Queen's Necklace - Yaksini - Lamia - Hariti - Dakini - Titania - Kali - Alilat - Mother Harlot
Emperor Goemon - Kamu Susano-o - Gorokichi - Regent - Eligor - Setanta - Thoth - Barong - King Frost - Oberon - Baal - Odin
Hierophant Berith - Orobas - Anzu - Daisoujou - Mishaguji - Bishamonten - Kohryu
Lovers Carmen - Hecate - Célestine - Pixie - Saki Mitama - Ame-no-Uzume - Leanan Sidhe - Kushinada - Narcissus - Parvati - Raphael - Ishtar
Chariot Captain Kidd - Seiten Taisei - William - Agathion - Slime - Shiki-Ouji - Kin-Ki - Ara Mitama - White Rider - Athena - Athena Picaro - Cerberus - Thor - Chi You
Justice Robin Hood - Loki - Hereward - Angel - Archangel - Principality - Power - Melchizedek - Dominion - Throne - Uriel - Metatron
Hermit Necronomicon - Prometheus - Al Azif - Bicorn - Koropokguru - Ippon-Datara - Sudama - Naga - Kurama Tengu - Arahabaki - Kumbhanda - Koumokuten - Loa - Fafnir - Ongyo-Ki
Fortune Stone of Scone - Clotho - Ariadne - Lachesis - Atropos - Ariadne Picaro - Fortuna - Norn - Asterius - Asterius Picaro - Lakshmi
Strength Kelpie - Shiisaa - Oni - Rakshasa - Orlov - Zouchouten - Valkyrie - Hanuman - Chimera - Zaou-Gongen
Hanged Man Hua Po - Inugami - Orthrus - Take-Minakata - Emperor's Amulet - Hecatoncheires - Jatayu - Moloch - Macabre - Attis
Death Mandrake - Mokoi - Matador - Nue - Pisaca - Hell Biker - Hope Diamond - Pale Rider - Chernobog - Thanatos - Thanatos Picaro - Mot - Alice
Temperance Genbu - Koppa Tengu - Makami - Jikokuten - Mitra - Byakko - Raja Naga - Gabriel - Ardha
Devil Incubus - Flauros - Andras - Lilim - Pazuzu - Baphomet - Nebiros - Belial - Beelzebub
Tower Belphegor - Red Rider - Magatsu-Izanagi - Magatsu-Izanagi Picaro - Seth - Black Rider - Mara - Yoshitsune - Mada
Star Kodama - Fuu-Ki - Neko Shogun - Kaiwan - Garuda - Vasuki - Sraosha - Hastur - Lucifer
Moon Succubus - Onmoraki - Kaguya - Black Ooze - Sui-Ki - Kaguya Picaro - Mothman - Girimehkala - Tsukiyomi - Tsukiyomi Picaro - Lilith - Byakhee - Sandalphon
Sun Suzaku - Thunderbird - Mithras - Yurlungur - Horus - Ganesha - Quetzalcoatl - Asura
Judgement Anubis - Trumpeter - Yamata-no-Orochi - Abaddon - Messiah - Shiva - Michael - Messiah Picaro - Satan
Faith Cendrillon - Vanadis - Ella - Phoenix - Tam Lin - Unicorn - Okuninushi - Orichalcum - Atavaka - Cu Chulainn - Siegfried - Maria
Councillor Azathoth - Adam Kadmon - Kushi Mitama - Nigi Mitama - Decarabia - Ananta - Yatagarasu - Seiryu - Dionysus - Vohu Manah
World Izanagi-no-Okami - Izanagi-no-Okami Picaro
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