"...The time has come.
The time is finally at hand... I am the other you, dwelling in the realm of mankind's hearts.
You may have no knowledge of it, but I have been at your side for much longer than our current meeting... Finally, your reality and the sea of hearts from which I came have truly become one at this moment. Now—the time for your unjustly persecuted ideology is at hand. I am thou, thou art I..."
—Azathoth, Persona 5 Royal

Azathoth is a demon in the series.

History[edit | edit source]

Azathoth, also known as The Blind Idiot God, the Nuclear Chaos, the Daemon Sultan, The Deep Dark, The Cold One, Achamoth or Vach-Viraj, is an Outer God in Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. It is almost always said to be "too horrible to even be described" and is the ancestor of almost all of the other deities or beings in this mythology, including Cthulhu, Nyarlathotep, Yog-Sothoth and others.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Profile[edit | edit source]

Persona 5 Royal[edit | edit source]

Azathoth is the Initial Persona of Takuto Maruki.

When his ex-fiancé, Rumi, fell into a PTSD-induced coma after the death of her parents from a home invasion, Maruki was consumed by an unstable amount of grief. Preceded by a series of migraines, a voice reached out to him. This voice, implied to be a primitive form of his Persona, offered him its power, stating that they would together change the world to suit his ideology. Maruki accepted this power in his desperation, believing that he could induce a change of heart in Rumi to purge the distortion of her trauma, and the voice obliged; it altered her cognition through a power dubbed 'Actualization', changing her heart but at the cost of her memories being shuffled into something completely unrecognizable. He can change the thoughts of other people using this power, even in the real world, although he cannot fire it up on his own; he can only activate it subconsciously, with Sumire Yoshizawa being the first case, who was made to believe was her dead sister Kasumi Yoshizawa to help her cope with her survivor's guilt.

After the funding for his research of cognitive psience was pulled by Masayoshi Shido, Maruki fell further into depression. Despite this, he continued, eventually leading him to Shujin Academy so he might validate his research.

On the Day of Reckoning, if the protagonist maxed Maruki's confidant prior to November 19th, Yaldabaoth's fusion of Mementos and Tokyo into the Qliphoth World finally grants the formless Persona the catalyst it needed to awaken and gain physical form as Azathoth, granting it conscious control over Maruki's Actualization ability. Unlike most other Persona awakenings, it does not follow the usual awakening procedures, nor does Maruki manifest any Metaverse outfits during the sequence. Instead, Azathoth can be seen conversing with Maruki, and nobody else other than Maruki within the professor's room can see Azathoth. Right after the persona converses with him, Maruki seemingly acts in a crazed fashion instead of his usual affable attitude.

The death of Yaldabaoth then causes the Phantom Thieves to subconsciously shift Maruki into the administrative power vacuum, granting him power equal to that of the God of Control and amplifying Azathoth to the point that the Persona is able to completely hijack the remains of Mementos and partially hijack its user as well. It's implied that despite their words, the Phantom Thieves, in some degree, still wished for their traumas to be purged, also leading to Maruki hijacking the vacuum. Now holding thrall over the cognition of the masses, Maruki puts his plan into motion, using an unknown Palace taking the form of a Laboratory in Odaiba and connected to Mementos as his base of operations.

With the immense power of Azathoth's Actualization, Maruki begins to grant the wishes of the masses, beginning with those of the Phantom Thieves, since they are the closest to him and he knows all of their subconscious desires from their counseling sessions. When the protagonist rejects Maruki's ideal reality, he drives Sumire whom he previously held hostage insane, then ensnares her with a device connected to Mementos, driving her Persona Cendrillon berserk and causing it to attack the party in an attempt to ward them off.

Once the party reaches Maruki's Treasure Room, located in the tree of the Pscientific Model Eden, Maruki dons his Metaverse outfit and summons Azathoth to attack them. Unlike most other Personas, Azathoth takes a consistent form and either it or Maruki must be defeated for the battle to progress. Azathoth itself resembles a towering, tree-like structure, with its body being consisted of a golden cross laced and surrounded by tentacles colored in black with green outlines, which linger and drop all the way into the floor. The tentacles are tipped by three glowing claws.

Maruki will conjure three primary tentacles in battle, each with their own skills - If all of them are intact, what seems to be a Persona trait will minimize all damage dealt to itself to negligible levels. In the second phase, Azathoth will enlarge and grow several arms from its tentacles, as well as gain access to a wider roster of gimmicks, including tentacles that shuffle weaknesses, movement restrictions against the party, Evil Smile, attacking twice in a turn with powerful Bless and Physical attacks, Piercing Strike and Tyrant Chaos. Once it is defeated, Maruki seems to be defeated with his Palace collapsing, only to fuse it and his Treasure into Adam Kadmon and resume attacking the party due to his desperation to hold onto his version of reality.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Giten Megami Tensei[edit | edit source]

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Race Alignment Level HP MP CP
Vile Dark-Law 40 1,250 517 76
Intuition Will Power Magic Intelligence Divine Protection
46 44 49 31 35
Strength Stamina Agility Dexterity Charm
66 60 54 24 62
List of Skills
Mediarahan Samarecarm Mazionga
Mudo Mudoon Brain Shake


Persona 5 Royal[edit | edit source]

Arcana Level HP
Strength --
Magic --
Endurance --
Agility --
Luck --
- ??? ~6000
Phys Gun Fire Ice Elec Wind Psy Nuke Bless Curse Almi
- - - - - - - - - - -
EXP Yen Material Drop Skill Card
0 0 - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Memory Blow Light Physical damage and inflict Forget (low odds) to all foes.
Nuclear Crush Heavy Nuke Damage to all foes.
Raining Seeds Heavy Physical Damage to all foes 1-3 times.

Arcana Level HP
Strength --
Magic --
Endurance --
Agility --
Luck --
- ??? ~6000
Phys Gun Fire Ice Elec Wind Psy Nuke Bless Curse Almi
- - - - - - - - - - -
EXP Yen Material Drop Skill Card
0 0 - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Evil Smile Inflict Fear (med odds) to all foes.
Eternal Radiance Heavy Bless Damage to all foes. High chance of Dizzy.
Raining Seeds Heavy Physical Damage to all foes 1-3 times.
Piercing Strike Medium Almighty damage 10 times to one party member. Not usable against the protagonist.
Tyrant Stance Prepare for Tyrant Chaos and increase damage of next attack by 2.5x.
Tyrant Chaos Severe Almighty Damage to all foes.
Megidolaon Severe Almighty damage to all foes.

Arcana Level HP
Strength --
Magic --
Endurance --
Agility --
Luck --
- ??? 650
Phys Gun Fire Ice Elec Wind Psy Nuke Bless Curse Almi
Wk Rp Rp Rp Nu Nu Nu Nu Rp Rp -
EXP Yen Material Drop Skill Card
0 0 - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Shield Tendril Greatly reduces damage from all attacks, including Almighty if all Tentacles are present within party.
Slightly reduces damage taken instead if at least one Tentacle is not present.

Arcana Level HP
Strength --
Magic --
Endurance --
Agility --
Luck --
- ??? 650
Phys Gun Fire Ice Elec Wind Psy Nuke Bless Curse Almi
Nu - Nu Nu Rp Rp Wk Wk Wk Wk -
EXP Yen Material Drop Skill Card
0 0 - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Energy Stream Recover medium amount of Maruki's HP.

Arcana Level HP
Strength --
Magic --
Endurance --
Agility --
Luck --
- ??? 650
Phys Gun Fire Ice Elec Wind Psy Nuke Bless Curse Almi
Nu - Wk Wk Wk Wk Rp Rp Nu Nu -
EXP Yen Material Drop Skill Card
0 0 - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Tarukaja Increase Attack of 1 ally for 3 turns.
Tarunda Decrease Attack of 1 foe for 3 turns.
Rakunda Decrease Defense of 1 foe for 3 turns.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Azathoth is the "Blind Idiot God" with no sense or sight, while Adam Kadmon is the personification of infinite wisdom, which happen to contradict with each other. Considering that Azathoth becomes Adam Kadmon once fused with the guiding torch that acts as Maruki's Treasure, Azathoth's evolution into Adam Kadmon may symbolize the Messiah complex, which Maruki develops upon becoming Tokyo's administrative power after Yaldabaoth's death. This "madness through wisdom" is kickstarted by the protagonist teaching him the basics of Mementos and the Collective Unconsciousness.
    • Azathoth also holds a similar premise as the Demiurge for being the ignorant creator god of the material world, although the Demiurge is merely ignorant while Azathoth completely lacks any thought process whatsoever. Interestingly, the Kabbalah proclaims Adam Kadmon to also be the Demiurge.
    • It might also be based on a corruption of the Azoth, the essence of creation and the cure to all in Alchemy. Azathoth giving humanity an ideal world to live in using Takuto can be considered a cure for all suffering. Azoth is also the motivation towards physical and spiritual perfection, which Azathoth violates to achieve its own version of perfection, creating imperfection by stunting humanity's growth as a result.
  • Azathoth's tentacles transform into Adam Kadmon's innards upon its evolution. They also share a similar coloration as the Necronomicon. Coincidentally, both Maruki and Futaba's mother shared the same occupation.
  • According to an official interview in the P5R Official Complete Guide, Azathoth, as well as all of the other Lovecraftian entities in Maruki's Palace, are used to represent that it and the reality it creates are all artificial, being created by the imagination of man just like the Cthulhu Mythos they are from.
  • Despite being a creature of Lovecraftian lore and Nyarlathotep's minions appearing in Maruki's Palace, Azathoth does not appear to have any relations with Nyarlathotep and seems to be a standalone Persona.


Characters
Playable Protagonist - Morgana - Ryuji Sakamoto - Ann Takamaki - Yusuke Kitagawa - Makoto Niijima - Futaba Sakura - Haru Okumura - Goro Akechi - Sumire Yoshizawa
Confidant Igor - Sojiro Sakura - Chihaya Mifune - Munehisa Iwai - Tae Takemi - Sadayo Kawakami - Ichiko Ohya - Shinya Oda - Hifumi Togo - Yuuki Mishima - Toranosuke Yoshida - Caroline and Justine - Sae Niijima - Takuto Maruki
Major Targets Suguru Kamoshida - Ichiryusai Madarame - Junya Kaneshiro - Shadow Futaba - Kunikazu Okumura - Masayoshi Shido - Holy Grail / Yaldabaoth - Azathoth / Adam Kadmon
Other Principal Kobayakawa - SIU Director - Shiho Suzui - Natsuhiko Nakanohara - Mika - Medjed - Wakaba Isshiki - Lala Escargot - Angel and Julian - Sugimura - President Tanaka - Kazuya Makigami - Naoya Makigami - Shadow Mishima - Shinichi Yoshizawa - Rumi - Shibusawa - Jose - Kasumi Yoshizawa - Coach Hiraguchi
Locations
Tokyo Yongen-Jaya (Café Leblanc) - Shibuya - Aoyama-Itchome (Shujin Academy) - Shinjuku - Akihabara - Kichijoji - Ogikubo - Inokashira Park - Tsukishima - Akasaka Mitsuke - Suidobashi - Odaiba Seaside Park - Ichigaya - Ikebukuro - Ginza - Harajuku - Meiji Shrine - Jinbocho - Miura Beach - Maihama (Tokyo Destinyland) - Kanda - Roppongi - Ueno - Asakusa - Chinatown - Nagatacho - Shinagawa - Nakano - Kosei High School
Palace Kamoshida's Palace - Madarame's Palace - Kaneshiro's Palace - Futaba's Palace - Okumura's Palace - Niijima's Palace - Shido's Palace - Mementos (Path of Qimranut - Path of Aiyatsbus - Path of Chemdah - Path of Kaitul - Path of Akzeriyyuth - Path of Adyeshach - Path of Sheriruth - Depths of Mementos - Qliphoth World - Path of Da'at) - Maruki's Palace
Other Velvet Room - Hawaii - Thieves Den
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (Persona 5 / Royal)
Songs "Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There" - "Life Will Change" - "Beneath the Mask" - "Last Surprise" - "Rivers in the Desert" - "The Whims of Fate" - "Tokyo Daylight" - "Hoshi To Bokura To" - "Break In To Break Out" - "Infinity" - "Dark Sun..." - "Autonomy" - "Found a Light" - "IT'S TOO LATE" - "Colors Flying High" - "Take Over" - "He's a Trickster☆" - "I Believe" - "No More What Ifs" - "Throw Away Your Mask" - "Our Light"
Archives
Story Persona - Persona user - Shadow - Shadow Self - Second Awakening - Cognition - P. A. D. - Metaverse - Metaverse Navigator - Mask - Wild Card - Phantom Thieves of Hearts - Phantom Aficionado Website - Antisocial Force - Treasure - Police - Calling Card - Change of Heart - Psychotic breakdown - Mental shutdown - General Public - Seven Deadly Sins
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Velvet Room List of Personas (Persona 5/Royal) - Fusion - Special Fusion - Hanging - Lockdown - Electric Chair - Arcana - Skill Inheritance - Fusion Accident - Fusion alarm - Challenge Battle
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Development
Corporate Atlus Co., Ltd.
Personnel Katsura Hashino - Shigenori Soejima - Shoji Meguro - Lyn Inaizumi - Atsushi Kitajoh - Ryota Kozuka - Kenichi Tsuchiya - Toshiki Konishi - Kazuhisa Wada - Lotus Juice
Other Media
Games Royal - Dancing in Starlight - Scramble
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