"I guess people can't live without de sacrifices of others, ja? If dat's true, I'd like to do something in return..."
—Cielo, Digital Devil Saga 2

Cielo is a character from the Digital Devil Saga series.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Personality[edit | edit source]

He’s very cheerful, though tends to act foolish, which eases tensions among the group. He also has a friendly rivalry with Gale, casting him as the straight man to his antics. Cielo is grateful to Sera for saving his life when Gale lost control and went on a rampage. As such, he wishes to protect her. He is very protective of his friends and dislikes those who take their friendships for granted.

Profile[edit | edit source]

"Rainbow Arch" Atma Brand

Digital Devil Saga[edit | edit source]

Another key member of the Embryon. Cielo’s "Rainbow Arch" Atma distinguishes his transformation into Dyaus. He also has a very strong Jamaican accent (which only becomes evident after he gains emotions).

As a human, he uses a sub-machine gun. As Dyaus, he is strong against electric attacks but weak against ailment attacks. He starts with superior Agility and Luck at the cost of his Strength and Vitality. Over the course of the game, his Magic becomes his most powerful stat.

Cielo was present at the incident at Ground Zero and was one of those who received Atma Brands. During the visit/assault on Svadhisthana, he was left behind with Gale in Muladhara to guard Sera. At this time, Gale lost control of Vayu and attacked him. Cielo was unable to repel the attack until Sera calmed Vayu down.

Later, Cielo was left again at Muladhara during the attack on Anahata. The attack, however, was a tactical disaster, leaving Muladhara somewhat unprotected against attack by Anahata's forces. Sera was taken from Cielo, and he was left alive in the Command Room in order to draw the Embryon tribe forces to the ruined castle at Coordinate 136.

Gale immediately drew plans to invade Coordinate 136, but left Cielo out of them because of the extensive wounds he had received during Muladhara's defense. Cielo had his emotions awakened by the desire to redeem himself of his failure to protect Sera. However, imprisoned in Muladhara, there was little he could do, until Schrödinger mysteriously appeared inside his room and allowed him to distract the guard so he could escape.

Changing into his Atma Avatar Dyaus, he flew to Coordinate 136, where he used his lasers to slice a wing off Bat, and later provided information about the Deserted Ship to his comrades.

He continued to loyally serve the Embryon tribe until the ascent and ultimate destruction of the Karma Temple.

Digital Devil Saga 2[edit | edit source]

At the beginning of the game, Cielo was "captured" by the Lokapala, and used as a bargaining chip for the Embryon's tribe. Later, he rejoins the party with Roland.

It is revealed during the course of the story that Cielo was an early shaman candidate, similar to Sera but had perished from the experiments.[1] It is mentioned that the original Cielo was as easy-going and cheerful as his AI counterpart.

While Serph and Sera are travelling to the HAARP Facility by plane, he sacrifices himself to destroy three pursuing jet fighters. His data ascends to the sun, where he reunites with Seraph to fight one last battle. Because he never reaches enlightenment, he is reincarnated.

Persona 3[edit | edit source]

In Persona 3, there exists a soft drink called Cielo Mist. The item's description notes that it is a beverage from Jamaica, referencing Cielo's Jamaican accent in the English voice over for the Digital Devil Saga series.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Digital Devil Saga 2[edit | edit source]

"Who decided you had to devour to survive, eh bro? Dese people aren't eating people, but it's still life, isn't it? Plants are okay? So if you're eating a different kind of life, that makes it okay?"
—in the Underground City, after the first encounter with Jenna Angel

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Cielo and Dyaus
Cielo and Dyaus
Digital Devil Saga 2 Berserk Cielo.jpg

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Cielo is "sky" or "heaven" in several European languages, this elaborates the fact that Dyaus being the only playable character with actual flight abilities.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Cielo loves sewing and the combat suits of all Embryon members including Sera are customized by him. This also explains why his own combat suit has the most intricate modification in the Junkyard.
  • Cielo's real self never appears in the game. In the book Quantum Devil Saga, he appears and is called Cielo Alondra, while Gale's real self never appears.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Karma Technical Researcher: "Before the Cyber Shaman protect began, there were telepathic ability tests... A lot of talented children went mad... ...and died. I remember this one really bright kid from South America or the Caribbean or something... He was an early Shaman candidate. ...Heh, I can still see that little guy's dreadlocks."
Characters (Atma Avatars)
Playable Serph (Varna) - Heat (Agni) - Argilla (Prithivi) - Gale (Vayu) - Cielo (Dyaus)
Non-Playable Sera - Angel (Harihara) - Harley (Hayagriva) - Jinana (Usas) - Bat (Camazotz) - Mick the Slug (Rahu) - Lupa (Cerberus) - Varin Omega (Ravana) - Twinklebell - Schrödinger - Demi-fiend
Junkyard Ground Zero - Muladhara - Svadhisthana - Manipura - Anahata - Coordinate 136 - Deserted Ship - Embryon Base 2 - Vishuddha - Ajna - Karma Temple - Samsara Tunnels
Albums Original Soundtracks
Songs "Pray" - "Danger"
Terminology Atma - Embryon - Field hunt - Nirvana - Turn Press - Magnetite
Lists Demons - Bosses - Mantra - Skills (Combos) - Items
Other Media
Games A's TEST Server
Publications Quantum Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner - That's Catch 22 - DOGDAYS - Shinen no Matou
Playable (Avatars) Serph (Varna) - Argilla (Prithivi) - Gale (Vayu) - Cielo (Dyaus) - Roland (Indra) - Sera (Varnani) - Heat (Agni) - Seraph (Ardha)
Non-Playable Jenna Angel - Margot Cuvier - Fred - Adil - Schrödinger - Serph Sheffield - Heat O'Brien - Argilla - David Gale - Colonel Beck - Meganada - Brahman
Nirvana Occupied Sector - Underground City - Underwater Cable - Internment Facility - Karma Society Tower - EGG Installation - Power plant - Airport - HAARP Facility - Sun
Albums Original Soundtracks
Songs "Alive" - "Time Capsule"
Terminology Atma - Berserk Mode - Black Sun - Cuvier Syndrome - Field hunt - Karma Society - Lokapala - Tribhvana
Lists Demons - Bosses - Mantra - Skills (Combos) - Items
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