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Cu Chulainn as he appears in Shin Megami Tensei. Artwork by Kazuma Kaneko.

Cu Chulainn (クー・フーリン, Kuu Fuurin) is a recurring demon in the Shin Megami Tensei series. He is associated with Setanta, which the Protagonists must often train Setanta to a sufficient high level before obtaining Cu Chulainn. In the Persona series, Cu Chulainn appears as a mid-level Persona, available to summon once the Protagonist reaches a sufficient high-level.

History

"A legendary hero in the Celtic folklore. His name means the 'Hound of Culainn' and his true name is Setanta. There are many tales of his exciting adventures with his spear Gae Blog."
—Compendium Info

Cu Chulainn is an Irish mythological hero who appears in the stories of the Ulster Cycle, as well as in Scottish and Manx folklore. The son of the god Lugh and Deichtine, sister of the king of Ulster, he was originally named Setanta, but gained his better-known name as a child after he killed Culann's fierce guard-dog in self-defense, and offered to take its place until a replacement could be reared. At the age of seventeen he defended Ulster single handedly against the armies of queen Medb of Connacht in the epic Tain Bo Cuailnge. It was prophesied that his great deeds would give him everlasting fame, but that his life would be short – one reason he is compared to the Greek hero Achilles. He is known for his terrifying battle frenzy, in which he becomes an unrecognizable monster who knows neither friend nor foe. He fights from his chariot, driven by his loyal charioteer Laeg, and drawn by his horses, Liath Macha and Dub Sainglend.

Appearances

Biography

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne

Cu Chulainn appears as a distinct demon in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne. He cannot be encountered nor recruited by the Hito-Shura, rather, the Hito-Shura can only obtain him by evolving Setanta by reaching at least Lv. 52 himself and completely mastering Setanta's skillset.

Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner

Cu Chulainn appears as a normal enemy encounter in Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner. He can be easily found in Coordinate 136. Cu Chulainn is also one of the Demon allies summoned by the optional boss Hito-Shura during battle; he focuses on lowering the party's Defense and striking them with powerful Physical attacks.

Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner 2

Cu Chulainn returns as a normal enemy encounter in Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner 2. He can be easily found in final dungeon, the Sun. Cu Chulainn often appears alongside with Pallas Athena when fought.

Megami Ibunroku Persona

Cu Chulainn is renamed to Lance in the English release of Megami Ibunroku Persona.

Persona 3

Cu Chulainn appears as the Persona of the Tower Arcana in Persona 3. He is available to be summon once the Protagonist reaches Lv. 40 or above. Cu Chulainn, along with Scathach also grants the Protagonist the Fusion Spell Shadow Hound, which inflicts severe Strike damage upon all enemies.

Persona 3: FES

Cu Chulainn returns as the Persona of the Tower Arcana in Persona 3: FES, retaining all of his attributes. However, as FES introduces the weapon fusion system, Cu Chulainn can be fused with a Nihil Spear into a distinct weapon at the antique shop via the Weapon Fusion system. The weapon is Gae Bolg, a Spear holding 260 ATK, 85 Accuracy, and the passive ability Wind Amp. It should also be noted that Gae Bolg inflicts Wind-based damage upon striking enemies with it, rather than dealing pierce attacks.

Persona 4

Cu Chulainn returns as the Persona of the Tower Arcana. He can be summoned once the Protagonist reaches Lv 46 or above. Cu Chulainn's in-game model is also re-used as another Persona of the Sun Arcana, Tam Lin; Though two Personae shares different attributes and color schemes.

Stats

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne

Level Race HP MP STR MGC VIT AGL LCK
52 Genma 414 201 21 15 17 14 15
Strong Void Drains Repels Weak
N/A Expel N/A Force N/A
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level


Persona 3

Level Arcana St Ma En Ag Lu
40 Tower 33 28 30 23 25
Inherit Resists Block Absorbs Reflects Weak
Pierce Pierce/Zio None None None Dark
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level


Persona 3: FES

Level Arcana St Ma En Ag Lu
40 Tower 33 28 30 23 25
Inherit Resists Block Absorbs Reflects Weak
Pierce Pierce/Zio None None None Dark
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level


Persona 4

Level Arcana St Ma En Ag Lu
46 Tower 40 32 28 25 20
Inherit Resists Block Absorbs Reflects Weak
Phys/Wind Phys N/A N/A Garu Bufu
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level


Skills

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne

Skill Effect Cost Level
Estoma Reduces random enemy encounters until new Kagutsuchi phase. 10 MP Default
Guillotine Inflicts moderate physical damage upon one enemy; May inflict Bind. 17% MP Default
Sukukaja Raises all allies' Agility. 12 MP Default
Retaliate Counters an enemy's physical attack with moderate damage. Passive Ability Default
Void Mind Void Mind based mental ailments. Passive Ability Default
Wooing User tries recruit a demon; effective against female demons. No HP/MP cost Default
Tempest Inflicts moderate physical damage upon all enemies. 25% HP Default
Zandyne Inflicts heavy force damage upon one enemy. 10 MP 53
Thunderclap Halves the total HP count of one enemy (Expel-type). 12 MP 54
Charisma Raises negotiation success rate. Passive Ability 55
Blight Inflicts physical damage relative to HP upon all enemies; May inflict Poison. 36% HP 56
Attack All Allows the 'Attack' command to target all enemies. Passive Ability 57

Persona 3

Skill Effect Cost Level
Torrent Shot Inflicts light pierce damage upon one enemy. Innate
Matarukaja Raises all allies' attacks for 3 turns. Innate
Mazionga Inflicts moderate Electricity damage upon all enemies. 41
Power Charge Charges the potential damage for the next physical skill used. 43
Survive Dark Retains 1 HP after being hit by a Mudo spell. Passive ability 44
Vile Assault Inflicts heavy physical damage upon one enemy. 45
Fusion Spell Effect Prerequisite Cost
Shadow Hound Inflicts severe Strike damage upon all enemies. Cu Chulainn + Scathach 20% SP

Persona 3: FES

Skill Effect Cost Level
Torrent Shot Inflicts light pierce damage upon one enemy. Innate
Matarukaja Raises all allies' attacks for 3 turns. Innate
Mazionga Inflicts moderate Electricity damage upon all enemies. 41
Power Charge Charges the potential damage for the next physical skill used. 43
Survive Dark Retains 1 HP after being hit by a Mudo spell. Passive ability 44
Vile Assault Inflicts heavy physical damage upon one enemy. 45
Fusion Spell Effect Prerequisite Cost
Shadow Hound Inflicts severe Strike damage upon all enemies. Cu Chulainn + Scathach 20% SP

Persona 4

Skill Effect Cost Level
Magarula Inflicts moderate Wind damage upon all enemies. Innate
Deathbound Inflicts moderate physical damage 1x to 3x upon all enemies. Innate
Matarukaja Raises all allies' attacks for 3 turns. 47
Mind Charge Charges the potential damage of offensive spells for the next Magic used. 15 SP 48
White Wall Raises resistance towards Ice-based attacks. 49
Endure Dark Retains one HP after being hit by a Mudo spell. Passive Ability 50
Garudyne Inflicts Heavy Wind damage upon one enemy. 12 SP 51
Wind Amp Heightens the potential damage of Wind attacks by 50%. Passive Ability 53

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