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Demeter is a demon in the series.

History

Demeter is the goddess of the harvest and agriculture in Greek Mythology. She is the daughter of Cronus and Rhea, who in turn makes her Zeus' sister. She presided over grains and the fertility of the earth. Though Demeter is often described simply as the goddess of the harvest, she presided also over the sacred law. Demeter was intimately associated with the seasons.

It was believed that Demeter made the crops grow each year; thus the first loaf of bread made from the annual harvest was offered to her. She was the goddess of the earth, of agriculture, and of fertility in general. Sacred to her are livestock and agricultural products, poppy, narcissus and the crane. She is the mother of the Spring goddess Persephone.

When Hades abducted and married her daughter Persephone to be his wife and queen in the Greek underworld, she punished the caretakers of Persephone into monsters. Then in a fit of anger and sorrow at her daughter's loss, Demeter laid a curse on the world that caused plants to wither and die, and the land to become desolate.

Zeus, alarmed for the barren earth, sought for Persephone's return. However, because she had eaten the pomegranate while in the underworld, Hades had a claim on her. Therefore, it was decreed that Persephone would spend four months each year in the underworld. During these months Demeter would grieve for her daughter's absence, withdrawing her gifts from the world, creating winter. Her return brought the spring.

Appearances

Profile

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux

Demeter restores the protagonist in the Womb of Grief following his mortal wounding at Alex's hands, calling him by the nickname "My Harvest" and imploring him to grow into strong and healthy wheat. In exchange for his resurrection, she asks that he aid her in collecting fruits from the Mothers and Wardens of the Womb.

She lacks physical power, admitting to being weaker than a pixie, but makes up for it with her powerful healing capabilities and non-combat magic that can hide her and the protagonist from others. Demeter is on friendly terms with the mothers (Anahita and Ishtar being the first) who are both prisoners and protectors of the fruits, and is set on her course no matter what happens as she reveals with her talk to Maria. Should Alex die near the end of the original routes with Amon's fruit she will lament the rotten state of it, cursing humanity for destroying it and hoping they all die horribly on Neutral and Chaos. On Law she is saddened, but supports Zelenin and the protagonist for their path before vanishing.

She reveals her true nature on the New/+ routes, where after Mem Aleph was slain and Alex's final offer is accepted, she takes the fruit away from the protagonist and reveals her true role as a servant to The Three Wise Men alongside fellow servant Mastema. She mocks the protagonist and Jimenez for killing Mem Aleph on Chaos+, calls out the protagonist as foolish in Neutral+ or offering her sincerest gratitude to the protagonist and Zelenin in Law+ before leaving for the Empyrean Ascent on all three. Her true motives unveiled by Louisa Ferre.

Demeter appears during the final battle as Shekinah summons her, telling her to offer her life for a world of Law. Fearing her own death and inability to bring fertility to the world under the God of Law, she reluctantly complies and uses her full healing powers, the "Eleusinian Harvest", her life withering away as she laments and dies, fully healing Shekinah for another round.

Demeter can only be unlocked for fusion on a New Game Plus, after the player has seen one of the new endings in Redux. Her special fusion requires Quetzalcoatl, Mayahuel and Anahita.

Personality

Demeter portrays herself as childish and innocent to hide her true nature, a ruthless agent of Law who has to rely on others due to her lack of power, even having a sadistic streak and amusement at the actions of others. Demeter's willingness to serve means she was even willing to sacrifice her brother Zeus using the protagonist, and eventually, her own life, to make the world of Law a reality. However, her loyalty to Law and desire to bring fertility is genuine (as in not doing so for the sake of reveling in the suffering that follows), best shown during her compliment on the New Law route, where she and the Three Wise Men still believed the protagonist and Zelenin to be their allies before the final battle.

Shin Megami Tensei V

"A goddess from Greek mythology. Her name means "Mother Earth" in ancient Greek.
She is the sister of Zeus, goddess of fertility and is said to be the one who taught humanity the ways of agriculture. With the advancement of civilization, laws were put into place and she was given another name, "Demeter Thesmophoros"."
Shin Megami Tensei V lore

Demeter provides the protagonist several quests in killing evil demons such as Baal in the hopes that they would die so Zeus could claim their soul, even intending to do so herself if they were still alive. However, as they slay the evil demons, she comes to realize that they are a far greater force for change than Zeus could ever accomplish. When the Empyrean opens, Demeter makes her way there and can be spoken to, where she reveals her intentions and Zeus' plan. If the protagonist accepts her quest "A Plot Revealed", she becomes unlockable for fusion and joins their party once they defeat Zeus, provided that there is space for her.

Stats

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux

Race Alignment Level HP MP
Strength 51
Magic 57
Vitality 50
Agility 54
Luck 58
Megami Light-Law 85 685
382
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Electricity Wind Expel Curse Almighty
Single Foe/1/Physical/None Strong - Weak - - Drain Null Null -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
Strong Strong Strong Strong Strong Strong Strong Strong - -
Natural Skills
Salvation Samarecarm Recarmdra
D-Source Skills
Salvation Invitation Mana Surge
Password
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Shin Megami Tensei V

Race Level HP MP
Strength 27
Vitality 40
Magic 69
Agility 53
Luck 65
Megami 76 377 450
Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- Weak - - - Null Null
Ailment Resistance Res:Sleep/Poison/Charm/Seal
Skill Potential
Physical
Phys
Fire
Fire
Ice
Ice
Electricity
Elec
Force
Force
Light
Light
Dark
Dark
Almighty
Almi.
Ailment
Ailm.
Healing
Heal.
Support
Supp.
- -5 - - +3 - - - - +4 +3
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Mazanbarion 75 MP Severe Force attack to all foes. Innate
Hamabarion 55 MP Severe Light attack to 1 foe. Chance of instakill when striking weakness. Innate
Diamrita 30 MP Moderate HP recovery and cures status ailments for 1 ally. Innate
Eleusinian Harvest 150 MP (Unique) Full HP recovery to all allies and heals above MAX HP. Innate
Luster Candy 150 MP Raises all stats of all allies by 1 rank for 3 turns. 77
Null Force Auto Nullifies Force skills. 78
High Heal Pleroma Auto Greatly increases Healing magic effects. 79
Eternal Prayer Magatsuhi Full HP recovery, ailment and/or death recovery for all allies. Megami Talisman


Ronde

Race Level HP MP Mv Range Mv Type Atk Range Arcana
Lady 21 170 94 6 Ground 1 Song of Blessings
St Ma In Ag Lu Atk P.Def M.Def
7 14 11 8 10 82 36 32
Equipment Head, Neck Item -
Slash Strike Ranged Fire Ice Elec Light Dark Almi
- - - - - - - - -
List of Skills
Diarama Patra Mental Mediarama
Patra Body Diarahan


Persona 2: Innocent Sin

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Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
World None 31 222 Rattle Drink Diarama Card
Traits Timid, Joyful, Wise Ptalk Hades
One of the twelve gods of Olympus. Goddess of fertility.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 20
Vitality 21
Dexterity 28
Agility 27
Luck 26
102 104 80 80
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - - - - - - Nu Nu - 24 24
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Mamagnara Deal medium Earth damage to an enemy group.
Mirage Deal Almighty illusion effect to all enemies. (48% chance)
Diarama Recover high HP for one ally.
Marin Karin Deal Mind charm ailment to one enemy. (52% chance)
Ultra Freila Seems different from a normal Freila...

Demeter IS demon.PNG
Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
World None 31 222 Rattle Drink Diarama Card
Traits Timid, Joyful, Wise Ptalk Hades
One of the twelve gods of Olympus. Goddess of fertility.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 20
Vitality 21
Dexterity 28
Agility 27
Luck 26
71 83 56 64
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - - - - - - Nu Nu - 24 24
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Mamagnara Deal medium Earth damage to an enemy group.
Mirage Deal Almighty illusion effect to all enemies. (48% chance)
Diarama Recover high HP for one ally.
Marin Karin Deal Mind charm ailment to one enemy. (52% chance)
Ultra Freila Seems different from a normal Freila...

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I am the earth goddess Demeter. Thy soul is noble, like the fertile lands...
I shall sow seeds of love in the paradise within thee.
Arcana Type Level SP cost Bonus Returns °
World None 31 22 Dx +1 Attack Mirror Card
Traits Timid, Joyful, Wise
One of the twelve gods of Olympus. Goddess of fertility.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 20
Vitality 21
Dexterity 28
Agility 27
Luck 26
102 104 80 80
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - - - - - - Nu Nu - 24 24
Summon Information
Tarot Cards 124 World Cards
Mutates Into Demeter can mutate into Cu Chulainn or Njord
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Needle Rush Deal low Thrown damage to one enemy.
2 Diarama Recover high HP for one ally.
4 Mamagnara Deal medium Earth damage to an enemy group.
6 Mirage Deal Almighty illusion effect to all enemies. (48% chance)
8 Marin Karin Deal Mind charm ailment to one enemy. (52% chance)
Mutation Magnadyne Deal high Earth damage to one enemy.
Rumor Ultra Freila Seems different from a normal Freila...

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment

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Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
World None 31 248 Gala Gala Drink Diarama Card
Traits Timid, Joyful, Wise
Greek goddess of fertility. Mother of Persephone, wife of Hades.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 20
Vitality 21
Technique 28
Agility 27
Luck 26
91 94 80 80
Sw Sh Sk Th Ak Fi Wt Wi Er Ic Ln Nc Ho Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - - - - - - Nu Nu - 24 24
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Maha Magnus Inflicts medium Earth damage to a group of enemies.
Marin Karin Renders an enemy Charmed. (52% chance) [Mind-element]
Diarama Greatly restores a character's HP.
Ultra Freila Seems somewhat different from normal Freila...

P2eptarot21demeter.png
I am the great mother goddess of the earth. Good souls are like rich soil.
Let me plant the seed of love in you.
Arcana Type Level SP cost Bonus Returns °
World None 31 22 TEC +1 Anti-Force Card
Traits Timid, Joyful, Wise
Greek goddess of fertility. Mother of Persephone, wife of Hades.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 20
Vitality 21
Technique 28
Agility 27
Luck 26
102 104 80 80
Sw Sh Sk Th Ak Fi Wt Wi Er Ic Ln Nc Ho Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - - - - - - Nu Nu - 24 24
Summon Information
Tarot Cards 124 World Cards
Mutates Into Demeter mutates into Yebisu.
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Ninety Nine Needles Inflicts small Throw damage to an enemy.
2 Diarama Greatly restores a character's HP.
4 Maha Magnus Inflicts medium Earth damage to a group of enemies.
6 Fata Morgana Puts a group of enemies under an Illusion. (52% chance) [Almighty-element]
8 Marin Karin Renders an enemy Charmed. (52% chance) [Mind-element]
Mutation Magdyne Inflicts large Earth damage to an enemy.
Rumor Ultra Freila Seems somewhat different from normal Freila...
Unique Fusion Spells
Skill Effect Order/Skill/Persona
Hinokagutsuchi Inflicts Nuclear damage (depends on casters' levels) to all enemies. * 1. Ultra Freila - Demeter
2. Summon Spirit
Unknown Power
Recovery Type Fully recovers HP (or removes ailment in addition).

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Trivia

  • In both Strange Journey Redux and Shin Megami Tensei V, Demeter tricks the protagonist into killing Zeus for different reasons.


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