This article is about the demon. For other uses, see Hinokagutsuchi.

Hinokagutsuchi Shin Megami Tensei II concept art by Kazuma Kaneko

Hinokagutsuchi (ヒノカグツチ*)? is a demon in the series.


Japanese god of fire, son of Izanagi and Izanami. His mother was so badly burned when she gave birth to him that she died. Izanagi cut his son in eight pieces and from the body eight mountain gods emerged and from the blood came forth eight gods. Kagutsuchi is an alternate name of Ho-Musubi.



Shin Megami TenseiEdit

"Origin: Japan. The final child born to Izanagi and Izanami. Because he was on fire from the moment of his birth, he burned Izanami to death. Infuriated, Izanagi struck him down with his sword, Totsuka no Tsurugi. Many gods were born from the blood that then spurted from Kagutsuchi. Many others, such as Take-Mikazuchi, were born from Izanagi."
Shin Megami Tensei A-Mode DDS Dictionary

Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINEEdit

Hinokagutsuchi was implemented during the 2015 Halloween event and his plug-in was obtainable through it. He can be fused in a special triple fusion of Suzaku, Ifrit, and Flaemis.

Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King AbaddonEdit

"A fire god that burned his mother Izanami upon childbirth. His full name is Hi-no-kagutsuchi. His father, furious with grief, slew Kagutsuchi with the sword Totsuka. Many gods were born from his corpse."
Gouma-Den Devil Chart

The Homusubi Crystal can be obtained from Kagutsuchi through fusion gifts or leveling up. It is needed to create the Kagutsuchi Sword.

Persona 2Edit

Hinokagutsuchi is a Fusion Spell in both Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment, summoned by using Freila and Summon Spirits in the former and Ultra Freila and Summon Spirits in the latter.

Persona 4 Arena / UltimaxEdit

Hi-no-Kagutsuchi is the main antagonist of the Persona 4 Arena duology. In Arena, he was known as the Malevolent Entity and had allied itself with an ordinary human in order to use the human to find something the Malevolent Entity refers to as 'the One True Vessel'. This human, identified only as the Eerie Voice, is implied to have a connection to the Kirijo Group, as he shows himself capable of utilizing Kirijo Group protocols and taking control of Kirijo Group technology such as Labrys at will. Using his accomplice to hijack the carriage that contains Labrys and throw her into TV World, he then infiltrated the P-1 Grand Prix in the guise of the Shadow Selves of both the Investigation Team and the Shadow Operatives in an attempt to break their wills and turn their Personas back into Shadows. While its true form is unknown, the Malevolent Entity exhibits a wide range of powers; It is capable of appearing out of and disappearing into thin air at will, shape-shifting, duplicating the powers of others (including their Personas), telepathy and even outright mind control, among other abilities. In the ending of the Shadow Operative story modes, the Malevolent Entity directly appears in the form of the player's Shadow after his accomplice hijacks Labrys and does battle with them, but is defeated and retreats.

In Ultimax, he is the final boss of the game. He works together with Sho Minazuki, with the latter promising to revive him in return for destroying the world until Sho is the only one who remains. Kagutsuchi chose Sho Minazuki as his vessel for his birth and seemingly destroys Sho's other self, Minazuki, in the process. Depending on the route the player takes, he is defeated by either Yu Narukami and Tohru Adachi or Labrys. He was born from the selfish desires of humans who thought only of their individual survival when the fog appeared in Inaba. In P3 Story Mode he is described as being born from the dissatisfaction of people. In both cases Elizabeth describes him as also an avatar of death. Despite being the final boss of the game, he is an easy target due to his massive size and immobility, his relatively low HP and that he does not attack much. However, some of his attacks can deal large amounts of damage to the player if not guarded. In the P4 story Kagutsuchi thought about using Teddie as he was a shadow who developed an ego.

In the Japanese versions, he is voiced by Fumihiko Tachiki, while being voiced in English by Patrick Seitz (the same voice actors used for the series' announcer).

Persona 4 Arena MangaEdit

The Malevolent Entity appears in the final chapter of the manga, where it possesses Labrys after she gains her Persona. It does not take the form of any character's Shadow, and tries to crush Aigis' neck only for Akihiko and Mitsuru to intervene. After failing to attempt to destroy Aigis, he attempts to crush Labrys' own neck until she gains the willpower to fight back against its possession. Both Fuuka Yamagishi and Rise Kujikawa use their Personas to expel it from her body, where it disappears afterwards.


Shin Megami TenseiEdit

Hinokagutsuchi SMT
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Kishin Light-Chaos 63 707 151
43 1 151 28 67 20 17 13
St 34
In 11
Ma 16
Vi 18
Ag 19
Lu 10
Resistances Reflects Curse Drop None
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Maragion 9 MP Attack multiple enemies with strong flames.
Agilao 7 MP Attacks one enemy with strong flames.
Fire Wall Extra Creates a shield that negates ice magic.

Shin Megami Tensei IIEdit

Kagutsuchi SMT II
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Amatsu Light-Law 44 554 185
99 1 118 82 112 81 15 12
St 15
In 9
Ma 13
Vi 12
Ag 11
Lu 8
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Agilao 7 MP Medium fire damage to a single foe.
Maragion 9 MP Medium fire damage to a group of foes.
Fire Wall 4 MP Nullifies Fire attacks for one turn.
Self-Destruct 50% HP User Sacrifices self to deal heavy damage to foes.

Shin Megami Tensei: if...Edit

Hinokagutsuchi if
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Amatsu Light-Law 49 693 235
63 1 140 95 120 92 17 13
St 21
In 10
Ma 15
Vi 11
Ag 15
Lu 7
Resistances Absorbs Fire. Resists Gun, Tech, Rush, Force, Light and Dark. Weak to Sword and Ice.
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Agidyne 15 MP Heavy Fire damage to a single foe
Maragion 9 MP Medium Fire damage to all foes.
Maragidyne 20 MP Heavy Fire damage to all foes.
Fire Wall 4 MP Nullifies Fire attacks for one turn.

Last Bible IIIEdit

Hinokagutsuchi LB3
48 606 250 150 70 23 21 25 17 20
Equipment Can't Equip Card Location Mutation: Ifrit I
List of Skills
Maragion Makarakarn

Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs King AbaddonEdit

Order Level HP St Ma Vi Lu Conversation Investigation
Pyro 59 639 27 24 15 13 Brainwash Ignite
Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak Frail
- Fire Electricity - - Ice
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Agidyne 18 MAG Heavy Splash Fire dmg. Stun: Long Innate
Mamudo 25 MAG Area Death attack, halves HP. Stun: Med 60
Flare Slash 110 MAG Ultra Fire dmg to all. Stun: Short Type: Blade 61
Retribution Passive Chance of heavy Almighty area dmg upon death Max Loyalty


LB3 Hinokagutsuchi
Hinokagutsuchi's sprite in Last Bible III
Hi no Kagutsuchi
Hi no Kagutsuchi as it appears in Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Lone Marebito
Kagutsuchi fusion IS
The Kagutsuchi Fusion Spell in Persona 2: Innocent Sin
Persona 4 Arena & Arena Ultimax
Aigis P4U Implied Nyarly
The Malevolent Entity posing as Shadow Aigis
Shadow Mitsuru
The Malevolent Entity posing as Shadow Mitsuru
Shadow Akihiko
The Malevolent Entity posing as Shadow Akihiko
Malevolent Entity P4AM
The Malevolent Entity as he appears in the Arena Manga.
P4U Fake Teddie Render
The Malevolent Entity posing as General Teddie
P4AU (P3 Mode, General Teddie mock the Shadow Operatives)
General Teddie mocks the Shadow Operatives with an firework image of himself
Hinokagutsuchi appear in P4AU anime cutscene
Hinokagutsuchi appears in anime cutscene of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
Hi no Kagutsuchi P4 Arena Ultimax
Hi no Kagutsuchi as it appears in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
Kagutsuchi P4U Concept Art
Concept art


  • As the Malevolent Entity in the Persona 4 Arena games he shares many powers and traits with Nyarlathotep due to the fact that both can turn into the Shadow Self of the cast willingly to manipulate them and deceive them as he tried with Kanji Tatsumi and Yu Narukami, to name a few, in an attempt to break their spirits. Both also manipulate the main human antagonists of their respective games to do their bidding in exchange for power or a desire they have in particular(Takahisa Kandori, Jun Kurosu and Sho Minazuki) just to betray them and seek their own goals.
    • Due to these many similarities fans believed and theorized, before the release of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, that the Malevolent Entity was in fact Nyarlathotep.

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