A COMP, also known as an Arm Terminal, is a device commonly featured in the Megami Tensei franchise. It refers to the portable computer which many characters have used in order to communicate with, transport, and summon demonic entities using the Demon Summoning Program. It is one of the most common elements to appear in Megami Tensei games.
- Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei
- Digital Devil Story 2: Warrior of the Demon City
- Digital Devil Story 3: Demise of the Reincarnation
- Megami Tensei
- Megami Tensei II
- Kyūyaku Megami Tensei
- Shin Megami Tensei
- Shin Megami Tensei II
- Shin Megami Tensei: if... / Hazama's Chapter
- Shin Megami Tensei: 20XX / Devil's Colosseum
- Shin Megami Tensei NINE
- Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE
- Shin Megami Tensei IV
- Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse
- Majin Tensei
- Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner
- Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
- Soul Hackers 2
- Giten Megami Tensei: Tokyo Mokushiroku
- Shin Megami Tensei Trading Card: Card Summoner
- Persona 5 / Royal: Costume only
- Devil Survivor / Overclocked
- Devil Survivor 2 / Record Breaker
Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei novels
Megami Tensei II
The COMP serves the same purpose as it does in other games. Pazuzu also uses it as a means of communicating with the protagonist. The amount of demons the COMP can hold is increased once the protagonist's missing arm is replaced with a cybernetic one.
Shin Megami Tensei
The protagonist carries a COMP which he uses to communicate with demons. It houses the Demon Summoning Program designed by Stephen. Stephen later upgrades the protagonist's computer so that it can store more demons.
Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE
Each player character in Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE carries a COMP. At the start of the game, the player can choose between two models. Snakeman upgrades the player's COMP once they become a Devil Buster.
COMPs in IMAGINE can also come in a variety of vanity forms such as bracelets, glasses, rings, umbrellas, knuckle guards, gloves, digital books and PDAs. These have unique summoning animations and are usually acquired through the cashshop or in-game events.
Shin Megami Tensei IV
"A bracer worn by Mikado's Samurai. It functions a lot like smartphones, complete with Demon Summoning Program and map navigation. And like the phones Hunters use, Gauntlets also have onboard AI support.
Gauntlets are installed with the "Burroughs" operating system. She provides various support features essential to Samurai."
The COMP returns in Shin Megami Tensei IV in the form of a gauntlet. Those who are to be tested whether they will become Samurai or not must pass the Gauntlet Rite.
All Gauntlets come with an assistant interface avatar called Burroughs, who is often referred to as a fairy. Burroughs guides Gauntlet users through demon data, application usage, navigation, among other functions within the limits of the Gauntlet's internal database. Mido aids with fusion and compendium data.
Gauntlet users can also learn active skills from well-raised contract demons via the "Demon Whisper" ritual. The Hunters of Tokyo and the Ashura-kai use smartphones to summon demons. The Demonicas seen in the game are armor worn by the Counter-Demon Force and it is noted that the vambrace on the Demonicas resemble the Gauntlets used by the Samurai.
Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse
"A hand-held computer and cell phone that is capable of running a variety of applications.
- Send/Receive Emails & Texts
- Creating Documents
- Managing Info (schedules, addresses, etc)
Additional functions can be added by installing new apps. For Hunters, these apps are included by default:
- Quest Management
- Skill Management
- Item Management
- Party Management
- Demon Summoning Program
- Cathedral of Shadows
- Demon Analysis
- Report Missing People
- Various Databases"
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner
The Devil Summoner Kyouji Kuzunoha comes equipped with heavily modified gun that has been integrated with a compact COMP system. The hybrid device is known as a "GUMP," which is a shortened term for Gun-COMP. Aside from its obvious purpose, it still functions like a regular gun.
Sid Davis uses a COMP modeled after a bible.
Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
The GUMP reprises its role as the main demon utility device and primary sidearm, but has undergone a few cosmetic and functional improvements over time. Its use is now widespread among the majority of the active Devil Summoners.
The protagonist's GUMP can be augmented with apps, allowing him to make use of various abilities such as being able to save anywhere or see how close enemy demons are. There is only 5 blocks of storage, however, with certain apps costing 2 blocks. Dyad fusion can be performed with the GUMP at any time outside of battle, but this is much more likely to result in an accident compared to fusion at the Goumaden. The GUMP is also incapable of Zoma and sword fusion.
Soul Hackers 2
It is possible to customize the party's COMPs at a COMP smith, allowing them to be enhanced with special effects. Each COMP can have up to 5 special enhancements installed at a time.
Unlike the previous Devil Summoner games, these COMPs enable their users to make use of their demons' abilities without summoning them directly. Summoners within the same party can share their demon stocks with each other, allowing them to effectively swap abilities mid-battle. Each summoner can have one demon equipped at a time, with their combat stats being based on both the summoner's stats and those of the demon. It costs one turn to switch an equipped demon, but this can be made immediate with the Commander Skill Convert.
Ringo's COMP, Antikythera, has the special property of being able to perform Commander Skills and Sabbath attacks, the former of which must be purchased and installed at COMP smiths. Sabbaths can be augmented with Tandem skills.
Shin Megami Tensei Trading Card: Card Summoner
Card Summoner has the Arm Comp, also referred to in the manual of the game as the Arm-Comp 2, which keeps track of the player's money and cards. The top panel of the Arm Comp comes in different colors.
The Arm Comp has three operational modes. The Arm Comp's sections extend outward in "Put On mode," which as the name suggests allows the user to put the device on their wrist or take it off. "Normal mode" is where the device is in an inactive state. "Action mode" is where the Arm Comp activates for use in duels. In Action mode, the Arm Comp has a slot where cards are inserted during the Summon Stage of a duel.
The device also features a holographic air screen, where the user can view card data, customize their deck, and access Summoner Net among other functions.
The GUMP also appears in the game (albeit as an item card), in addition to a variant of the Arm Comp, the X-3, which is used by Takuya.
COMPs (short for Communication Players) bear a striking resemblance to the Nintendo DS (Nintendo 3DS in the 3DS remake). They were initially advertised as gaming consoles which allowed for web browsing, email and international online gaming. Its commercial tag line was "Play with people around the world!"
Naoya gave the protagonist and his friends specially designed COMPs to survive the Tokyo Lockdown. Aside from the Demon Summoning Program, a secondary application called the "Harmonizer" tunes to the wavelengths of humans, making attacks effective against demons while lessening the damage taken from them. The Harmonizer affects all humans and demons that are within range of the COMP.
COMP users came to be known as "Demon Tamers." The first time the Demon Summoning Program is initiated, a demon will emerge whose strength is proportionate to that of the user. A contract will not be forged until the tamer defeats said demon. Latter demons are obtained by participating in an online auction using Macca for purchase and contract enactment.
The COMP's battery life is limited; since electricity was cut off in the lockdown area, the only way to keep a COMP functional is by charging it with a hand-crank dynamo. This was the main concern that the party had in the beginning. They received one such device from Keisuke.
If the COMP runs out of battery power or breaks, a Demon Tamer loses their demon contracts and in turn will also make them vulnerable to demon attacks due to the disengagement of the mind link to the Harmonizer. The Demon Summoning Program can also go rampant, creating portals for demons to freely emerge from.
Devil Survivor 2
The COMPs in Devil Survivor 2 are actually cell phones that have downloaded a demon summoning app, created by the Anguished One. Unlike the COMPs in the first Devil Survivor, these COMPs do not have much inhibitions at all aside from the fact that when destroyed, the Demon Tamers relinquish control of their demons.
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey
- Main article: Demonica
Persona 2: Innocent Sin (PSP)
Though Demon Summoning programs do not play a role in the main story, COMP-like devices are prominent in the Climax Theater quest, Persona Thief. The main antagonist, Tamaizu Nirasawa, claimed to have created and placed a Demon Summoning Program into a handheld computer, reminiscent of the original COMP created by Akemi Nakajima. One of the other major characters in this quest, Haruo Weyland, summons demons from an effects panel on his guitar called the "Infectious Groove," a reference to Carol J and his guitar GUMP.
The Devil Children series
The Devil Children use devices called Devil Risers, which are gun-shaped computers used for carrying and summoning demons. In addition, Devil Children carry a personal computer called a Vinecom, which aids in organizing information and sorting demons. Later in the story, protagonists often obtain the King Riser, which works as a second Devil Riser compatible with stronger demons.
- Soul Hackers 2
- In Persona 3, the protagonist needs a "portable game system" to fulfill one of Elizabeth's Requests. While the item itself is referred to as the "Handheld Game," Junpei states that the system is called the COMPstation Portable, clearly referencing this device (as well as the real-life PlayStation Portable.) He says he can give the protagonist his old model since he got the redesigned one.
- In the murder mystery visual novel game Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair the player can collect a set of collectable items called Hidden Monokuma Dolls in each island (five dolls in each), in chapter 5 one of the islands Hajime Hinata can find a set of five Monokuma Dolls wearing the COMP device.
- In Shin Megami Tensei V, the relic item "Hexagram Trading Card", directly references the COMP, as according to the description the front of the card "shows a young man with an odd machine attached to his left arm."
Appearances in Other Media
- Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair: Hidden Monokuma doll set 5
|Playable Characters||Protagonist - Heroine - Law Hero - Chaos Hero - Pascal|
|Non-Playable Characters||Stephen - Ozawa - Yuriko - Old Man - Gotou - Ambassador Thorman - En no Ozuno - Louis Cyphre - Soul Diver|
|Locations||Tokyo - Kichijoji - Shinjuku - Ichigaya - Diamond Realm - Shibuya - Roppongi - Ginza Underpass - Ginza - Tokyo Tower - Shinagawa - Ikebukuro - Ueno - Tokyo Destinyland - Basilica - River Styx|
|Terminology||Terminal - Alignment - Ring of Gaea - Order of Messiah - Great Cataclysm - Sword fusion - Four Heavenly Kings|
|Soundtracks||Shin Megami Tensei Sound Collection|
|Archives||Demons - Bosses - Skills - Items|
|Playable Characters||Aleph/Hawk - Hiroko - Beth - Cerberus - Lucifer - Satan|
|Non-Playable Characters||Okamoto - Gimmel - Zayin - Stephen - Haneda - Daleth - Red Bear - Madam - Hanada - The Center's Bishop - The Four Elders - Mekata - Puck - Hanoun - Mutant Elder - Hiruko - Taira no Masakado - Siren - Petersen - Michael - Raphael - Uriel - Gabriel - Fake YHVH - Seth - Virocana - Ozawa - Gotou - Gemori - Astaroth (Ishtar / Ashtar) - Kuzuryu - YHVH|
|Locations||Tokyo Millennium - Underworld - Expanse - Eden - Diamond Realm - River Styx|
|Terminology||Millennium Kingdom - Great Cataclysm - Order of Messiah - Ring of Gaea - Terminal - Sword fusion - Identification Program - Summon Doll - Seven Pillars of Solomon - Sabbath - Abaddon's Innards - Megiddo Arc|
|Content||Demons - Bosses - Skills - Items|
|Playable||Ringo - Figue - Arrow - Milady - Saizo - Mimi|
|Other||Flamma - Iron Mask - Zenon - Ichiro Onda - Raven - Kaburagi - R.S. - Ash - Ai-ho|
Victor - Madame Ginko - Yume - Lina - Tara - Mannequin - Fuse - Nana
|N/A||Karaku - Mansei Realm|
Axis - Soul Matrix
Safe House - Delamancha - Yoyojo - Goumaden - Club Cretaceous - COMP Smith - Zafiro - Bar Heidrun
|Albums||Soul Hackers 25th Anniversary Music Album|
|Terminology||COMP - Devil Summoner - Aion - Covenant - Yatagarasu - Phantom Society|
|Mechanics||Demon - Weaknesses - Sabbath - Tandem Skills - Commander Skills - Negotiation - Demon Recon - Enemy Symbols - Fusion - Gifts - Mystique - Soul Level - Hangout Events - Meals - New Game Plus|
|Lists||Bosses - Skills - Items - Status Changes - Requests - Demons - Shops|
|Promotion||Daily Ringo's Demon Prediction - Summoners Guide|
|Overclocked - Manga|
|Playable Characters||Protagonist - Atsuro Kihara - Yuzu Tanikawa - Naoya - Amane Kuzuryu - Keisuke Takagi - Midori Komaki - Mari Mochizuki - Kaido - Black Frost - Gin - Misaki Izuna|
|Non-Playable Characters||Haru - Shomonkai Founder - Gigolo - Yasuyuki Honda - Shoji - Azuma - Commander Fushimi - Beldr - Jezebel - Belzaboul - Belberith - Metatron - Okuninushi|
|Locations||Shibuya - Aoyama - Roppongi - Ikebukuro - Akasaka Tunnel - Omotesando - Shinjuku - Akihabara - Nagata-Cho - Shiba Park - Ueno - Kudanshita - Asakusa - Kanda|
|Music||Devil Survivor OST Remix - Reset - Soul Survive|
|Terminology||Extra Turn Battle - COMPs - Shomonkai - Tokyo Lockdown - Demon Summoning Program - Laplace Mail - Death Clock - King of Bel - Devil Auction - Dance Skills - Skill Crack - Racial Skill - Auto Skill - Demon World - Four Devas|
|Archives||Demons (DeSu - DSO) - Skills (DeSu - DSO) - Status Ailments - Titles - Endings|
|Record Breaker - The Animation - Thursday 23:54|
|Playable||Protagonist - Daichi Shijima - Io Nitta - Yuzuru Akie - Hinako Kujou - Keita Wakui - Airi Ban - Jungo Torii - Fumi Kanno - Makoto Sako - Otome Yanagiya - Yamato Hotsuin - Ronaldo Kuriki - Anguished One - Miyako Hotsuin|
|Non-Playable||Tico (Male / Female) - Dera-Deka - Koharu - Jungo's Cat - Polaris - Canopus|
|Tokyo||Tokyo Tower - Sunset Blvd - Diet Building - Akasaka Palace - Cine City Plaza - Sky Tower - Karamachi - Terminal - Bugeikan Arena - Central Gate - Sengakuji - Eikokuji|
|Osaka||Tsuutenkaku - Main Branch (JP's) - Festival Gate - Bickman - Ebisu Bridge - Sankyu Line|
|Nagoya||TV Tower - Planetarium - Gold Clock - Centering Park - Nagoya Branch (JP's) - Parking Garage|
|Other||Fukuoka Tenjin - Sapporo - Akasha Stratum - Stake Terminal - Providence|
|Terminology||Extra Turn Battle - Demon Tamers - Devil Auction - Fate System - JP's - Nicaea β ver. - Septentriones - Dance Skills - Racial Skill - Auto Skill - Skill Crack - Demon Summoning App - Add-On - Dragon Stream - Terminal - Administrator - Akashic Record - Void - Triangulum - Astrolabe|
|Lists||Demons - Skills - Ailments - Titles (RB)- Translations|
|Songs||"Mugen no Sekai" - "Take Your Way" - "Be"|
|Publications||-Show Your Free Will- - The Animation Manga - Cetus's Prequel|
|Mobile Games||The Extra World|