P2 Hastur

Artwork of Hastur by Kazuma Kaneko.

"The horrific creature that lives in your soul"
Persona 2: Eternal Punishment on Hastur

Hastur (ハスター, Hasutā)? is a Persona in the series.


While Hastur is best known as part of the Cthulhu Mythos, he was originally created by Ambrose Bierce in the short story "Haita The Shepherd." He later appeared in one work by HP Lovecraft, but is best known for his role in August Derleth's stories. Hastur is the half-brother of Cthulhu.

He is also known in other names:

  • The Feaster from Afar, a black, shriveled, flying monstrosity with tentacles tipped with razor-sharp talons that can pierce a victim's skull and siphon out the brain
  • The King in Yellow
  • He Who Is Not To Be Named as saying Hastur's name three times in a row (Hastur Hastur Hastur) brings the chanter death.

The King In Yellow is also the title of a fictional stage play within the Cthulhu Mythos, where Hastur is mentioned, as well as a real-life short story collection in which the stage play appears several times. Hastur's Material Card features the cover of this book.



Persona 2: Eternal PunishmentEdit

Hastur appears as a Persona in Persona 2: Eternal Punishment. He may not differ from the others gameplay-wise, however, he stands out since his material card, The King in Yellow, cannot be acquired by normal means. To get it, the party must talk to the Wang Long-obsessed girl in 2X Slash, located in Aoba, and say "HASTURCOMEFORTH" (イアイアハスタア, Ia Ia Hasutā)? as their birth month when prompted. After that, Hastur's material card will be found in a package by Maya Amano's desk, in Kismet Publishing.

As of the present day, there is still no way to know which demon tells the party about it or how the party was supposed to know how to summon Hastur outside of this method.

Persona 5 RoyalEdit

Hastur can be found in the middle to upper floors of Maruki's Palace. Takuto Maruki also summons one to attack the protagonist and Goro Akechi in the palace's first exploration session for rejecting his deal.

Hastur is the only Persona to learn Abyssal Gaze, an Almighty Attack that does Severe damage to all foes. This skill is exclusive to it and cannot be transferred to other Personas.


Persona 2: Eternal PunishmentEdit

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Arcana Type Level SP cost Bonus Returns °
Tower Water 62 39 VIT +1 ALL Incense
Traits Fool Ptalk Biyarky
Former ruler in the Cthulhu legends.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 46
Vitality 60
Technique 64
Agility 48
Luck 41
200 242 177 190
Sw Sh Sk Th Ak Fi Wt Wi Er Ic Ln Nc Ho Dk Al Nr Mn
Rf Rf Rf Rf Rf Rf Rf Rf Rf Rf Rf Rf
Summon Information
Material Card Material Card Icon (P2ISP).png King in Yellow Card Tarot Cards 248 Tarot Card Symbol 2.png Tower Cards
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Stagnant Air Inflicts small Dark damage to all enemies.
2 Curse Inflicts medium Dark damage to all enemies.
3 Mudoonn Renders all enemies Unconscious. (48% chance) [Dark-element]
5 Trial of Darkness Large Dark damage + Unconscious effect to all enemies. (50% chance)
7 Omega Cluster Renders enemies Unconscious, starting with the weakest. * [Dark-element]
8 Aquary Tide Inflicts huge Water damage to all enemies.
Mutation Chaos Element Inflicts damage (depends on the level of the caster) to all enemies. *
Unknown Power
Attack Type Deals 500 or 250 non-elemental damage to all enemies.


King in Yellow EP
The "King in Yellow" Material Card
P2 TtB - Hastur
As it appears in Persona: Tsumi to Batsu
As it appears in Persona 5 Royal
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