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"I am Hades... King of the underworld who judges the evil and the righteous alike. I am thou... Thou art I... Let us walk this path together..."
—Hades, Persona 2: Innocent Sin

Hades is a demon in the series.

History

Hades, also known as the Unseen One or Haides, is known as the king and supreme ruler of the underworld originating from the myths of ancient Greece. He is the Greek counterpart of the Roman God Pluto. Born from the union of Cronus and Rhea, he later participated in the war against the Titans and successfully won along their siblings. While Zeus and Poseidon ruled the sky and the sea territory respectively, he claimed the darkest place, located inside the earth, where the light of the sun is not allowed to shine, which is the realm of the dead (although he's not the god of death himself, as the role would be taken by Thanatos).

His duty subsequently made him often unable to leave his own world and therefore, he is not considered to be one of the twelve Olympians, but is still referred as one of the principal gods. He has many assistants and servants, among others are the judges who judge the human soul (Minos, Rhadamanthus, and Aiacos), Cerberus the guardian of the underworld, and the Moirae who control over fate. One of the most famous myths mentioned in history is the abduction of Persephone, goddess of spring, where Hades kidnapped her. Demeter demanded her daughter to be released and he did, but not before giving the pomegranate fruit to Persephone, which made her the queen of the underworld, therefore every half year she must return to him. Hades also appears in the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice.

Appearances

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Persona 2: Innocent Sin

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Hades of the Death Arcana is obtainable after the player successfully finds the Yellow Owl Mask. He becomes Eikichi Mishina's ultimate Persona. Hades' appearance is devilish, donning a dark, gothic fashioned robe and his head is completely covered, a tribute to his origin. His right hand carries a tri-skull ornament which could be a symbol of Cerberus or simply his lordship over the dead.

In the Japanese version, Hades speaks in a very effeminate tone, reflecting his nature of being the lord of the netherworld or the androgyny of Visual rock that Eikichi indulges in. Both forms of Hades even address themselves using "warawa" (妾), an archaic feminine first person pronoun. In the PSP English version, Hades speaks in the dignified gentleman tone.

His skills in battle are related to water and darkness elements. He has immunity against water and holy attacks, and weaknesses toward fire and darkness attacks. Hades will receive immunity against darkness only when he defeats his reverse self. His ultimate ability Bloody Honeymoon can be fused to perform the Grand Cross, as long as Apollo, Artemis, Venus, and Chronos have mastered their own special ability and participate in the same battle.

Hades is initially weak against Nuclear and Dark. If the player has Eikichi equipped with Hades during the boss battle in Scorpio Temple, after the fight it will merge with its Reverse and become whole, removing its weakness to Nuclear and changing its weakness to Darkness to immunity.

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment

Hades in this game appears in the golden metallic form summoned by Metal Eikichi of the Metal Trio. Much like the Reverse Hades, his ultimate attack is Bloody Divorce rather than Bloody Honeymoon.

DemiKids Light & Dark

"The king of the dark realms who is fearsome to behold, but is actually kind and benevolent."

Hades has the power DarkBoost.

Other Quotes

  • "For a mere shadow to best me is laughable in the extreme. I am thou... Thou art I... Let us walk this path together..." (Upon fighting Reverse Hades)
  • "My other self... The two of me within you have been made one. I thank you... I will protect you as a unified whole." (Upon defeating Shadow Eikichi)

  • "Until you are bested, I cannot reign as true king of the netherworld. You shall now perish... (Upon fighting Hades)

  • Stats

    Ronde

    Race Level HP MP Mv Range Mv Type Atk Range Arcana
    - 28 260 125 6 Ground 1 -
    St Ma In Ag Lu Atk P.Def M.Def
    11 18 15 7 9 287 83 100
    Equipment Head, Neck Item -
    Slash Strike Ranged Fire Ice Elec Light Dark Almi
    C - C C C C C C C
    List of Skills
    Maragion Mabufula Mazanma


    Persona 2: Innocent Sin

    Hades P2IS PSP.png
    I am Hades... King of the underworld who judges the evil and the righteous alike.
    I am thou... Thou art I... Let us walk this path together...
    Arcana Type Level SP cost Bonus Returns °
    Death Water 57 76 St + 1 Torrent Card
    Exclusive to Michel Traits Gloomy Ptalk Demeter *
    The king of Tartarus in Greek lore.
    Atk Def Matk Mdef
    Strength 44
    Vitality 46
    Dexterity 54
    Agility 42
    Luck 41
    202 206 153 158
    Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
    - - - - - Nu - - 24 - 1.5× Nu - Nu Nu
    Summon Information
    Story Collect the Yellow Owl Mask in Mt. Iwato.
    List of Skills
    Rank Skill Effect
    1 Malaques Deal medium Water damage to an enemy group.
    3 Mamudo Deal instant Dark kill to an enemy group. (36% chance)
    4 Marin Karin Deal Mind charm ailment to one enemy. (52% chance)
    5 Zandyne Deal high Almighty damage to one enemy.
    6 Malaquadyne Deal high Water damage to an enemy group.
    8 Bloody Honeymoon Deal high Water + Light damage to all enemies. May confuse. (72% chance)
    Mutation Dark Verdict Deal high Dark damage to all enemies. May instantly kill. (50% chance)
    Unique Fusion Spells
    Skill Effect Order/Skill/Persona
    Grand Cross The planets align to deal heavy Almighty
    damage to all enemies.
    1. Nova Kaiser - Apollo
    2. Bloody Honeymoon - Hades
    3. Foamy Lover - Venus
    4. Cross Fortune - Chronos
    5. Crescent Mirror - Artemis

    Hades P2IS PSP.png
    I am Hades... King of the underworld who judges the evil and the righteous alike.
    I am thou... Thou art I... Let us walk this path together...
    Arcana Type Level SP cost Bonus Returns °
    Death Water 57 76 St + 1 Torrent Card
    Exclusive to Michel Traits Gloomy Ptalk Demeter *
    The king of Tartarus in Greek lore.
    Atk Def Matk Mdef
    Strength 44
    Vitality 46
    Dexterity 54
    Agility 42
    Luck 41
    202 206 153 158
    Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
    - - - - - 1.5× Nu - - 24 - - Nu Nu - Nu Nu
    Summon Information
    Story Finish battle against Shadow Eikichi with Hades equipped.
    List of Skills
    Rank Skill Effect
    1 Malaques Deal medium Water damage to an enemy group.
    3 Mamudo Deal instant Dark kill to an enemy group. (36% chance)
    4 Marin Karin Deal Mind charm ailment to one enemy. (52% chance)
    5 Zandyne Deal high Almighty damage to one enemy.
    6 Malaquadyne Deal high Water damage to an enemy group.
    8 Bloody Honeymoon Deal high Water + Light damage to all enemies. May confuse. (72% chance)
    Mutation Dark Verdict Deal high Dark damage to all enemies. May instantly kill. (50% chance)
    Unique Fusion Spells
    Skill Effect Order/Skill/Persona
    Grand Cross The planets align to deal heavy Almighty
    damage to all enemies.
    1. Nova Kaiser - Apollo
    2. Bloody Honeymoon - Hades
    3. Foamy Lover - Venus
    4. Cross Fortune - Chronos
    5. Crescent Mirror - Artemis

    Devil Children White Book

    Class Type Race Level HP MP Exp
    Common Dark Good 47 507 219 910
    Attack Guard Magic M Guard Speed Luck
    43 42 47 45 46 42
    List of Skills
    Skill Element Cost Effect
    Pulinpadyne Moon 30 MP Damage to one foe. Inflicts Confusion.
    Poison Blade Moon 25 HP Medium damage to one foe. Inflicts Poison.
    Poisdyne Moon 20 MP Damage to one foe. Inflicts Poison.
    Pulinpa Moon 6 MP Inflicts Confusion on one foe.
    Makafuji Moon 6 MP Inflicts Mute on one foe.
    Dekaja Moon 8 MP Removes buffs for all foes.


    DemiKids Light & Dark

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    Class Element Type Level HP MP Exp
    Common Dark Good 46 495 231 890
    ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
    42 41 46 44 44 40
    List of Skills
    Skill Element Cost Effect
    Hex Chaos Dark 30 MP Hit +Confuse. 1 Foe
    Venom Blade Dark 25 HP Medium dmg +Poison. 1 Foe
    Hex Venom Dark 20 MP Hit +Poison. 1 Foe
    Pandemonium Dark 6 MP Confuse. 1 Foe
    Silence Dark 6 MP Mute. 1 Foe
    Hyper Drain Dark 8 MP Null +Stat. Foes
    Power
    Power Type Effect
    DarkBoost Elemental Draws strength from the power of Dark.


    Devil Children Fire/Ice Book

    Hades.gif
    Class Type Race Level HP MP Exp
    Common Dark Good 46 495 231 890
    Attack Guard Magic M Guard Speed Luck
    42 41 46 44 44 40
    List of Skills
    Pulinpadyne Poison Blade Poisdyne
    Pulinpa Makafuji Dekaja


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    Trivia

    • Eikichi's Zodiac sign is Scorpio. It is ruled by the planet Pluto, its name comes from the Roman god of the same name and originated from the Greek Hades.
    • Hades appears as a palette swap for Jiraiya in Persona 4 Arena when using Yosuke Hanamura's Eikichi palette swap.


    Major Arcana
    Fool Sarutobi Sasuke - Tenjiku Tokubei - Tobi Katou - Fuuma Kotarou
    Magician Tengu - Agrippa - Abe no Seimei - Manannan - Isis
    Priestess Tensen Nyannyan - Sif - Parvati - Izanami - Hathor - Lakshmi
    Empress Vesta - Arianrhod - Nemesis - Seioubo - Durga - Kali - Gaia
    Emperor Airgetlam - Marduk - Baal - Huracan - Indra - Odin - Vishnu
    Hierophant Xuanzang - Umayadono-Ouji - Sakya - Yama - Mithra - Varuna - Brahma
    Lovers Eros - Pixie - Robin Goodfellow - Jack Frost - Pyro Jack - Eros Prime - Vivian - Venus
    Chariot Minotaur - Taranis - Seiten Taisei - Susano-O - Ares - Mahakala - Shiva
    Strength Longma - Otohime - Culebre - Taksaka - Vritra
    Hermit Nekomata - Marshal Tianpeng - Gullinbursti - Byakko - Genbu - Kinich Ahau
    Fortune Hermes - Cerberus - Chronos - Urd - Verdandi - Skuld - Fenrir
    Justice Mars - Nezha - Kundali Vidyaraja - Skanda - Bishamonten - Pallas Athena
    Hanged Man Shax - Kabandha - Barbatos - Adramelech
    Death Rhadamanthus - Hel - Rhadamanthus Prime - Ankou - Charon - Hades - Mot
    Temperance Harpy - Fjalar - Stymphalides - Phoenix - Suzaku
    Devil Poltergeist - Surt - Beelzebub - Lucifer
    Tower Kanaloa - Loki - Aeshma - Seker - Seth
    Star Kinnara - Iris - Gandharva - Juanlian Dajiang - Hoenir - Valkyrie - Hanuman
    Moon Maia - Pairika - Maia Prime - Succubus - Artemis - Tsukuyomi - Nanna
    Sun Vulcanus - Surya - Kinich Kakmo - Vulcanus Prime - Heimdall - Ildanach - Apollo - Virochana
    Judgement Phaleg - Angel - Principality - Melchizedek - Armaiti - Throne - Ameretat - Michael - Satan
    World Demeter - Njord - Hunab Ku - Mucalinda - Seiryu - Ouroboros
    Minor Arcana
    Coin Fukurokuju - Ebisu - Sarasvati
    Cups Galahad - Bacchus - Dagda
    Sword Cu Chulainn - Arthur - Futsuno Mitama
    Wand Budai - Shou Shen - Quetzalcoatl
    Major Arcana
    Fool Sarutobi Sasuke - Tenjiku Tokubei - Tobi Katou - Junnosuke Kuroda - Fuuma Kotarou
    Magician Tengu - Agrippa - Abe no Seimei - Manannan - Isis - Rangda
    Priestess Tensen Nyannyan - Sif - Parvati - Izanami - Hathor - Scathach - Lakshmi
    Empress Arianrhod - Nemesis - Seioubo - Rinok - Kali - Gaia
    Emperor Airget Lam - Marduk - Baal - Hurakan - Indra - Odin - Lugh - Vishnu
    Hierophant Genjo - Aizen Myouou - Umayado no Ouji - Shaka - Yama - Mithra - Varuna - Alfred - Brahma
    Lovers Pixie - Robin Goodfellow - Jack Frost - Jack O' Lantern - Vivian - Alice
    Chariot Minotaur - Taranis - Seiten Taisei - Susano-O - Ares - Mahakala - Siva
    Justice Helios - Mars - Nata - Gundari Myouou - Skanda - Bishamonten - Hyperion - Pallas Athena
    Hermit Nekomata - Tenhou Gensui - Grinbulsti - Byakko - Genbu - Kinich Ahau - Tishtoriya
    Fortune Cerberus - Urd - Verdandi - Skuld - Fenrir - Gyokukou Joutei
    Strength Ryume - Otohime - Kerepres - Takshaka - Vritra - Wong Long
    Hanged Man Odysseus - Shax - Kabandha - Barbatos - Adramelech - Prometheus - Azazel
    Death Hel - Ankou - Charon - Mot
    Temperance Harpie - Fearal - Stuparideth - Phoenix - Suzaku
    Devil Poltergeist - Surt - Beelzebub - Lucifer
    Tower Kanaloa - Loki - Aeshma - Seker - Hastur - Seth
    Star Callisto - Kimnara - Iris - Gandharva - Kenren Taishou - Heinir - Valkyrie - Astria - Hanuman - Fariedone
    Moon Maia - Pariker - Maia Custom - Succubus - Tsukuyomi - Maihime Amano - Artemis - Nanna
    Sun Surya - Kinich Kakmo - Heimdal - Il-Dana - Tatsunoshin Suou - Apollo - Virochana
    Judgement Phaleg - Nike - Melchisedec - Armati - Amurtart - Gabriel - Michael - Satan
    World Demeter - Njord - Hunab Ku - Mucalinda - Seiryu - Uroboros - Shokuin
    Minor Arcana
    Rod Hotei - Nankyoku Roujin - Nodens - Quetzalcoatl
    Cups Matsuo-sama - Galahad - Bacchus - Dagda
    Sword Kanshou - Chu Chulainn - Arthur - Futsuno Mitama
    Pentacle Fukurokuju - Yebisu - Peri - Sarasvati
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