This article is about the race. For the material required to summon Vishnu in the Persona series, see Totem or Material Card.

Avatar or Godly Beast (神獣, Shinjū)? is a race of demons in the Shin Megami Tensei series. They are very powerful gods that have the form of beasts or animals. They are strong and fierce, and dedicated to rooting out and destroying evil. Unlike the Holy Beast race, Godly Beasts are usually the god's avatar in the bestial form rather than the subordinate animal associates with the god itself.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

List of Demons[edit | edit source]

Megami Tensei[edit | edit source]

Demon Level
Chimera 37
Anubis 47
Sphinx 50
Barong 54
Kohryu 60

Megami Tensei II[edit | edit source]

Demon Level
Naga 30
Sphinx 43
Barong 49
Garuda 56
Qing Long 61

Shin Megami Tensei[edit | edit source]

Demon Level
Nandi 42
Bastet* 46
Pegasus* 50
Narasimha 52
Sphinx* 54
Chimera 55
Barong 62

Shin Megami Tensei II[edit | edit source]

Demon Level
Nandi 17
Sphinx 29
Narasinha 35
Anubis 41
Genbu 45
Barong 51

Shin Megami Tensei: if...[edit | edit source]

Demon Level
Sebek 25
Sphinx 38
Narasimha 42
Anubis 45
Genbu 48
Barong 56

Shin Megami Tensei: 20XX[edit | edit source]

Demon Level
Sobek 25
Sphinx 38
Narasimha 42
Anubis 45
Genbu 48

Shin Megami Tensei NINE[edit | edit source]

Demon Level
Bai Ze 22
Nandi 33
Anubis 42
Genbu 51
Barong 62

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne[edit | edit source]

Demon Level
Makami 22
Cai-Zhi 26
Yatagarasu 46
Barong 60

Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE[edit | edit source]

Demon Level
Makami 22
Kaichi 31
Nandi 44
Narasimha 61
Sphinx 66
Genbu 71
Barong 85

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey[edit | edit source]

Demon Level
Shiisaa 14
Kamapua'a 24
Makami 32
Kaiming Shou 43
Chimera 49
Anubis 61
Barong 69

Shin Megami Tensei IV[edit | edit source]

Demon Lvl
Shiisaa 14
Kamapua'a 24
Makami 32
Kaiming Shou 41
Chimera 47
Ukano Mitama 53
Anubis 61
Barong 69

Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse[edit | edit source]

Demon Lvl
Shiisaa 14
Kamapua'a 23
Makami 33
Kaiming Shou 40
Chimera 46
Ukano Mitama 53
Anubis 60
Barong 68

Majin Tensei[edit | edit source]

Name Level
Genbu 13
Nandi 18
Unicorn 22
Hakutaku 25
Chimera 37
Kirin 43
Barong 51
Sol Leon 56

Majin Tensei II: Spiral Nemesis[edit | edit source]

Name Level
Nandi 28
Sphinx 32
Gullinbursti 39
Barong 43
Ganesha 47
Sleipnir 55
Griffon 61
Hanuman 67

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner[edit | edit source]

Demon Level
Kamapua'a 34
Anubis 42
Chimera 46
Ukano Mitama 53
Barong 62

Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers[edit | edit source]

Demon Level
Kamapua'a 32
Genbu 43
Anubis 52
Kaiming Shou 59
Barong 64

Giten Megami Tensei: Tokyo Mokushiroku[edit | edit source]

Demon Level
Hakuei 26
Narasimha 40
Barong 46

Devil Survivor[edit | edit source]

Avatars have the Switch Racial Skill, which switches the team's position with that of another friendly team up to 6 squares away. This is useful for pulling dying teams (and civilians) away from danger, while also helping the team cover extra ground.

Demon Level
Heqet 9
Shiisaa 10
Bai Ze 19
Airavata 40
Ukano Mitama 52
Barong 60

Devil Survivor 2[edit | edit source]

Avatars have the Switch Racial Skill, which switches the team's position with that of another friendly team up to 6 squares away. This is useful for pulling dying teams (and civilians) away from danger, while also helping the team cover extra ground. Stronger Avatars have this skill changed to Warp Step, which has this range increased to 8 squares instead.

Demon Level
Heqet 13
Apis 21
Shiisaa 28
Kamapua'a 32
Bai Ze 37
Pabilsag 45
Baihu 53
Airavata 60
Ukano Mitama 64
Barong 68
Anubis 76


Race and species
Species Races
Gods Deity - Megami - Amatsu* - Enigma - Zealot* - Godly - Chaos - Lady* - Nymph - Vile* - Reaper* - Entity* - Meta* - Soshin
Kishin Tenma - Fury - Kishin - Lady* - Femme* - Vile* - Reaper* - Wargod - Kunitsu - Zealot* - Entity* - Shinshou - Tenjin*
Demonics Tyrant* - Genma* - Night* - Fairy* - Yoma* - Fiend* - Suiyou - Shinoma - Shin Akuma
Demons Tyrant* - Night* - Yoma* - Fairy*
Flying Herald - Divine - Fallen - Futenshi - Akuma
Avians Avian - Flight - Raptor
Dragons Dragon - Snake - Drake - Hiryu
Oni Touki - Brute - Femme* - Jirae* - Jaki - Haunt* - Henii
Beasts Avatar - Holy - Beast - Wilder - UMA - Food - Kaijuu
Vegetation Tree - Wood* - Jusei
Elements Element* - Mitama - Wood*
Fairies Fairy* - Jirae* - Genma* - Element*
Evil Spirits Haunt* - Spirit - Undead* - Rumor*
Humans Human - Gaean - Messian - Summoner - Meta* - Ranger - Hero - General - Famed - Therian* - Fiend* - Kyojin - Shinja
Fiends Fiend* - Therian*
Fouls Foul* - Vermin - Demonoid - Rumor* - Karma - Machine*
Ghosts Foul* - Undead*
Machines Machine* - Virus - Vaccine - Kugutsu
Other Zoma - Fake - Ghost - Foreigner - Horde - Primal - Enemy exclusive race
Godslayer - Goddess - Player Character exclusive race
Type Good - Evil - Holy - Ghost - Ogre - Fiend - Dragon - Alternate - Boss - Beast - Bird - Zombie - Myth
Order Pyro - Frost - Volt - Wind - Fury - Pagan - Skill - Fiend - Evil - Element - Spirit
* Asterisk denotes race that has been put under different species throughout the series.
Italic font denotes the race/species name (not in katakana for Western loanword) has not yet received any official English localization.
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