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"BUONO!"
—Horkos, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

Horkos is a demon in the series.

History

In Greek Mythology, Horkos is a personification of a curse that will befall anyone who swears a false oath or breaks an oath they had taken. He was also the god of death, karma and justice. His Roman counterpart is Orcus.

He is the son of the goddess Eris, and brother of Ponos, Limos, Algea, the Hysminai, the Makhai, the Phonoi, the Androktasiai, the Neikea, the Pseudologoi, the Amphilogiai, Dysnomia, Ate and Lethe. Hesiod states that the Erinyes assisted at the birth of Horkos, and that the fifth of the month was especially dangerous as being the day on which he was born. However, there is no fixed day on which the god’s punishment falls on the wicked.

During medieval times, he was depicted with the head of a pig who ravaged corpses, most likely because sacrifices to him used pigs. Horkos was thought to be the king of the Orcs.

Appearances

Profile

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

"A god of death originating in Greek lore. During medieval times, he was depicted as a demon with the head of a pig who ravaged corpses, most likely because sacrifices to him used pigs. Horkos was thought to be the king of the Orcs."
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey compendium

Horkos appears as the strongest demon in Sector Carina. He fuses himself with the damaged remnants of the Elve, and with its energy shields becomes able to shrug off all damage, leaving him unscathed. Mastema offered to create the Shibboleth to help them, which will damage his ability to devour the Elve's energy, from two demons (any Megami demon along with any Wilder demon), but states it would need further augmentation to pierce the Elve's shields.

The protagonist creates the Horkos Buster, a plasma cannon tailored to flush Horkos out of the Elve's systems, leaving him vulnerable to physical damage. Infuriated from the loss of the Elve, he later attacks the Red Sprite with the full intention of absorbing it as he had done to the Elve. He was repelled by the Red Sprite's energy shields and forced to evacuate via Carina's Sanctum System to his lair. Pursued to the depths of Carina, Horkos is slain by the hand of the protagonist, cursing humans for their limitless hunger, which exceeded even his.

Horkos is revived in Sector Fornax by Mother Tiamat; Even after taking his true form Orcus, he still lost. At his death, the Red Sprite's crew recovered his rare forma and Sector Carina's Rosetta. Horkos calls himself "a great prince of Hel" at the first encounter, and repeatedly screams "BUONO!"

During the battle against him, Horkos uses Grocery Run to summon a Katakirauwa. After the Katakirauwa sustains enough damage, he will use Binge Eating to kill it before the party can, while healing HP proportional to his ally's HP at the time of use. Horkos also inherits the status ailments of the allies he swallows. Whenever Horkos chooses to, he can use Taking a Bite, an attack similar to Life Drain. The Katakirauwa is also susceptible to Charm, and if it is eaten while charmed, Horkos will also become charmed, allowing for several rounds during which he will attack himself. He is a special fusion that's unlocked after his defeat.

Shin Megami Tensei IV

Horkos can be found in Shinjuku West Entrance Park. He can teach Flynn the Megaton Press skill through his Demon Whisper. Horkos can also be found later in the initial areas of Blasted Tokyo.

Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse

"A god of death originating in Greco-Roman lore.
In those days, he was depicted as a demon with the head of a pig, most likely because sacrifices to him commonly used pigs."
Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse compendium

Horkos can teach Nanashi the Critical Wave and Megaton Press skills through his Demon Whisper. He benefits from learning Physical attack skills.

Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation Dx2

"A demon in Greek mythology, and king of the vile Orcs. In the middle ages pigs were often used in animal sacrifice, which may be why he is often depicted with a hogs' head."
Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation Dx2 compendium

Stats

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

Race Alignment Level HP MP
Strength 29
Magic 27
Vitality 21
Agility 20
Luck 25
Tyrant Dark-Chaos 28 1,800
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Electricity Wind Expel Curse Almighty
Single Foe/1/Physical/None Strong Strong Weak - Weak - Null Null -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
- - - - - - - - - -
List of Skills
Stun Claw Taking a Bite Air Dive
Grocery Run Binge Eating Dekaja
Dekunda

Race Alignment Level HP MP
Strength 25
Magic 23
Vitality 26
Agility 19
Luck 21
Tyrant Dark-Chaos 33 301
158
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Electricity Wind Expel Curse Almighty
Single Foe/1/Physical/None Strong Strong Weak - Weak - - Strong -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
- - - - - - - - - -
Natural Skills
Mana Drain Explosive Fist Megaton Press
D-Source Skills
Life Surge
Password
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Race Alignment Level HP MP
Strength 25
Magic 23
Vitality 26
Agility 19
Luck 21
Tyrant Dark-Chaos 33 301
158
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Electricity Wind Expel Curse Almighty
Single Foe/1/Physical/None Strong Strong Weak - Weak - - Strong -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
- - - - - - - - - -
Natural Skills
Mana Drain Taking a Bite Air Dive
D-Source Skills
Hades Blast Life Surge
Password
???

Shin Megami Tensei IV

Race Level HP MP
Strength 41
Dexterity 36
Magic 29
Agility 33
Luck 27
Tyrant 27 350 68
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
Resist - Weak - - - - Resist
Ailment Resistance Weak: Sleep
Normal Attack Phys x1, 1 enemy
Drop Expanse Meat, Dekunda Stone
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Megaton Press 21 MP Medium physical damage to all foes. High critical but low accuracy. Innate
Counter Auto Chance of countering with weak basic attack
after receiving physical or gun damage.
28
Endure Auto Survives with 1 HP restored after suffering a fatal blow once per battle. 30


Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse

Race Level HP MP
Strength 44
Dexterity 26
Magic 19
Agility 27
Luck 34
Tyrant 26 364 91
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
Resist - Weak - - - Weak -
Ailment Resistance Weak:Sleep/Charm
Normal Attack Phys x1, 1 enemy
Skill Affinities Physical Physical +3 · Ailment Ailment -2 · Fire Fire -3
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Critical Wave 12 MP Weak physical damage to all foes. High critical but low accuracy. Innate
Megaton Press 20 MP Medium physical damage to all foes. High critical but low accuracy. 28


Last Bible III

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Level HP MP ATK DEF STR INT END SPD LUC
37 1650 100 110 40 17 16 19 12 18
Equipment Can't Equip Card Location Nell Northern Forest (Hidden)
List of Skills
Maragi Paralaru Mudo


Gallery

Trivia

  • He has the appearance of the series' regular demon Orcus and, as a result, Orcus was given a redesign to accommodate.


Gods
Deity Thoth - Inti - Prometheus - Lord Nandou - Osiris - Ometeotl - Odin - Mahamayuri - Baal - Apsu - Hachiman - Vishnu
Amatsu Ame no Uzume - Take-Mikazuchi - Amaterasu - Omoikane
Megami Fortuna - Hathor - Parvati - Brigid - Scathach - Ishtar - Pallas Athena - Tlazolteotl - Anat - Izanami - Norn - Lakshmi
Nymph Apsaras - Senri - Kikuri-Hime - Sarasvati - Peri
Enigma Kanbari - Futotama - Kinmamon - Kama - Kangiten
Entity Alilat
Godly Ancient of Days
Chaos Sanat
Guardians
Fury Ares - Tonatiuh - Asura - Chernobog - Wu Kong - Beiji-Weng - Masakado - Kartikeya - Masakado's S - Susano-o - Shiva
Kunitsu Take-Minakata - Okuninushi - Kushinada-Hime - Hitokoto-Nushi - Arahabaki - Oumitsunu
Kishin Zouchouten - Koumokuten - Zhong Kui - Jikokuten - Bishamonten - Marici - Thor
Zealot Ogun - Dionysus - Aramisaki - Attis - Tezcatlipoca
Lady Pele - Dzelarhons - Sedna - Hariti - Diana - Asherah - Isis - Black Maria - Skadi - Xi Wangmu
Reaper Hel - Orcus - Persephone - Guedhe - Cernunnos - Ixtab - Nergal - Mot
Vile Baphomet - Mishaguji - Pachacamac - Taotie - Alciel - Pales - Yaso Magatsuhi - Seth - Demiurge
Magica
Tyrant Aeshma - Morax - Mithras - Horkos - Samyaza - King Frost - Balor - Astaroth - Asmodeus - Belial - Loki - Abaddon - Azazel - Beelzebub - Tzitzimitl - Surt - Chi You - Lucifuge - Mara
Genma Tam Lin - Ictinike - Nata Taishi - Baldur - Frost Ace - Tlaloc - Kurama Tengu - Cu Chulainn - Kresnik - Jarilo - Hanuman - Heimdall
Yoma Centaur - Vodyanik - Agathion - Koppa Tengu - Karasu Tengu - Dis - Shiwanna - Valkyrie - Xiuhtecuhtli - Master Therion - Ganesha
Fairy Napaea - Pixie - Spriggan - Oread - Jack Frost - Pyro Jack - Goblin - High Pixie - Setanta - Kelpie - Silky - Nadja - Lorelei - Vivian - Oberon - Titania - Demonee-Ho
Night Mokoi - Fomorian - Sandman - Kikimora - Incubus - Lilim - Kaiwan - Succubus - Wild Hunt - Queen Mab - Lilith - Maya
Aerials
Herald Lailah - Victor - Israfel - Kazfiel - Azrael - Sraosha - Aniel - Uriel - Mastema - Raphael - Metatron - Gabriel - Seraph - Michael
Divine Angel - Archangel - Principality - Power - Virtue - Dominion - Throne - Cherub
Fallen Melchom - Bifrons - Halphas - Orias - Dantalion - Ose - Nebiros - Decarabia - Mitra - Gemori - Murmur - Shax - Barbatos - Botis - Samael
Birds
Avian Hamsa - Suparna - Phoenix - Vidofnir - Thunderbird - Feng Huang - Yatagarasu - Garuda
Flight Tangata Manu - Harpy - Gu Huo Niao - Caladrius - Tuofei - Rukh - Da Peng
Raptor Fuxi - Camazotz - Moh Shuvuu - Itsumade - Zhen - Gurr - Anzu - Huoniao - Hresvelgr
Demoniacs
Jirae Dwarf - Knocker - Hua Po - Sudama - Kwancha - Tsuchigumo - Titan - Kuebiko - Tlaltecuhtli - Gogmagog
Brute Bilwis - Oni - Azumi - Momunofu - Yamawaro - Yomotsu-Ikusa - Kin-Ki - Fuu-Ki - Sui-Ki - Berserker - Yaksha - Ongyo-Ki
Femme Leanan Sidhe - Strix - Shikome - Yuki Jyorou - Medusa - Clotho - Lachesis - Atropos - Taraka - Dakini - Rangda - Kali
Jaki Lham Dearg - Gremlin - Ippon-Datara - Wendigo - Black Frost - Rakshasa - Ogre - Grendel - Girimehkala - Hekatoncheires
Dragons
Dragon Makara - Patrimpas - Gucumatz - Long - Illuyanka - Zhu Yin - Quetzalcoatl - Koga Saburo - Huang Long
Snake Naga - Nozuchi - Vouivre - Yurlungur - Gui Xian - Ouroboros - Orochi - Pendragon - Ananta
Drake Zhu Tun She - Toubyou - Bai Suzhen - Basilisk - Kingu - Mushussu - Tiamat - Niddhoggr - Ym - Fafnir - Python - Vasuki
Beasts
Avatar Shiisaa - Kamapua'a - Makami - Kaiming Shou - Chimera - Ukano Mitama - Anubis - Barong
Holy Heqet - Apis - Pabilsag - Qing Niugai - Airavata - Baihu - Sleipnir - Sphinx
Food Onmoraki - Katakirauwa - Mamedanuki - Chupacabra - Kuda - Hare of Inaba
Beast Gryphon - Stonka - Kaso - Kabuso - Inugami - Asterius - Hairy Jack - Minotaur - Nekomata - Hsing-Hsing - Dormarth - Orthrus - Ammut - Cerberus
Wilder Chagrin - Jueyuan - Raijuu - Nue - Peallaidh - Porewit - Manticore - Catoblepas - Cabracan - Taowu - Fenrir
Vegetation
Tree Daphne - Narcissus - Mayahuel - Kukunochi - Haoma - Yggdrasil
Wood Shan Xiao - Mandrake - Skogsra - Zaccoum - Alraune - Erlkonig
Evil Spirits
Ghost Strigoii - Preta - Obariyon - Mou-Ryo - Churel - Enku - Ghoul - Kudlak - Dullahan - Vetala
Spirit Dybbuk - Wicker Man - Poltergeist - Quicksilver - Macabre - Inferno - Pisaca - Legion - Garrote
Undead Zombie Cop - Corpses - Patriot - Alice
Fouls
Vermin Myrmecolion - Mothman - Ubu - Okiku-Mushi - Arachne
Foul Slime - Jack the Ripper - Hooligan - Night Stalker - Tattooed Man - Mad Gasser
Elementals
Element Erthys - Aeros - Aquans - Flaemis - Gnome - Sylph - Undine - Salamander
Humans
Fiend David - Plasma - Chemtrail - Matador - White Rider - Red Rider - Black Rider - Pale Rider - Trumpeter - Mother Harlot
Famed Yoshitsune - Lanling Wang - Jeanne D'Arc - Hagen - Siegfried - Kanseiteikun - Rama - Tenkai - Tokisada - Michizane - Huang Di - Yamato Takeru
Enemy Only
Cyber Pluto Soldier
Human Gaea Man - Ashura Man - Ashura Woman - Gaea Woman
Undead Samurai Zombie ♂ - Samurai Zombie ♀ - Zombie
Mitama Saki Mitama - Kusi Mitama - Ara Mitama - Nigi Mitama
Gods
Deity Thoth - Inti - Prometheus - Lord Nandou - Osiris - Ometeotl - Mahamayuri - Hachiman - Baal - Apsu - Maitreya - Odin - Krishna
Amatsu Ame no Uzume - Take-Mikazuchi - Amaterasu
Megami Fortuna - Hathor - Parvati - Brigid - Scathach - Ishtar - Pallas Athena - Tlazolteotl - Anat - Norn - Lakshmi - Izanami - Cleopatra
Nymph Apsaras - Senri - Kikuri-Hime - Sarasvati - Peri
Enigma Kanbari - Futotama - Kinmamon - Kama - Kangiten
Entity Alilat
Primal Satan
Guardians
Fury Ares - Tonatiuh - Asura - Chernobog - Wu Kong - Beiji-Weng - Kartikeya - Susano-o - Shiva - Mitra-Buddha
Kunitsu Take-Minakata - Okuninushi - Sukuna-Hikona - Kushinada-Hime - Hitokoto-Nushi - Arahabaki - Oumitsunu
Kishin Zhong Kui - Zouchouten - Koumokuten - Jikokuten - Bishamonten - Marici - Thor
Zealot Ogun - Dionysus - Aramisaki - Attis - Tezcatlipoca
Lady Pele - Dzelarhons - Sedna - Hariti - Diana - Asherah - Isis - Black Maria - Skadi - Xi Wangmu - Inanna
Reaper Hel - Orcus - Persephone - Guedhe - Cernunnos - Ixtab - Nergal - Mot
Vile Baphomet - Mishaguji - Pachacamac - Taotie - Alciel - Pales - Seth - Demiurge
Magica
Tyrant Morax - Mithras - Horkos - King Frost - Balor - Loki - Abaddon - Azazel - Belial - Lucifuge - Tzitzimitl - Samyaza - Beelzebub - Surt - Chi You - Mara - Lucifer - Mephisto
Genma Tam Lin - Ictinike - Nata Taishi - Baldur - Tlaloc - Frost Ace - Kurama Tengu - Cu Chulainn - Kresnik - Jarilo - Hanuman - Heimdall
Yoma Centaur - Vodyanik - Agathion - Koppa Tengu - Karasu Tengu - Dis - Shiwanna - Valkyrie - Xiuhtecuhtli - Master Therion - Ganesha
Fairy Goblin - Nadja - Pixie - Napaea - Spriggan - Jack Frost - Pyro Jack - High Pixie - Kelpie - Setanta - Silky - Vivian - Lorelei - Oberon - Titania - Demonee-Ho
Night Fomorian - Sandman - Mokoi - Incubus - Kikimora - Lilim - Kaiwan - Succubus - Wild Hunt - Queen Mab - Maya
Aerials
Herald Lailah - Victor - Israfel - Azrael - Kazfiel - Sraosha - Aniel - Mastema - Seraph - Metatron - Merkabah
Divine Angel - Archangel - Principality - Power - Virtue - Dominion - Throne - Cherub - Angel
Fallen Decarabia - Melchom - Bifrons - Halphas - Ose - Orias - Nebiros - Dantalion - Gemori - Murmur - Adramelech - Barbatos - Shax - Botis - Samael
Birds
Avian Hamsa - Suparna - Phoenix - Vidofnir - Thunderbird - Yatagarasu - Feng Huang - Garuda
Flight Caladrius - Gu Huo Niao - Tangata Manu - Tuofei - Harpy - Rukh - Da Peng
Raptor Fuxi - Moh Shuvuu - Itsumade - Camazotz - Zhen - Gurr - Anzu - Huoniao - Hresvelgr
Demoniacs
Jirae Sudama - Dwarf - Hua Po - Knocker - Kwancha - Tsuchigumo - Titan - Tlaltecuhtli - Gogmagog
Brute Bilwis - Oni - Azumi - Momunofu - Yamawaro - Yomotsu-Ikusa - Kin-Ki - Fuu-Ki - Sui-Ki - Berserker - Yaksha - Ongyo-Ki
Femme Leanan Sidhe - Mermaid - Strix - Shikome - Yuki Jyorou - Clotho - Medusa - Lachesis - Atropos - Taraka - Dakini - Rangda - Kali
Jaki Gremlin - Ippon-Datara - Lham Dearg - Wendigo - Rakshasa - Black Frost - Ogre - Grendel - Girimehkala - Hekatoncheires
Dragons
Dragon Makara - Patrimpas - Gucumatz - Illuyanka - Zhu Yin - Long - Quetzalcoatl - Huang Long
Snake Naga - Nozuchi - Vouivre - Yurlungur - Ouroboros - Orochi - Gui Xian - Pendragon
Drake Zhu Tun She - Toubyou - Bai Suzhen - Basilisk - Kingu - Mushussu - Tiamat - Niddhoggr - Ym - Python - Fafnir - Vasuki
Beasts
Avatar Shiisaa - Kamapua'a - Makami - Kaiming Shou - Chimera - Ukano Mitama - Anubis - Barong
Holy Heqet - Apis - Pabilsag - Chironnupu - Qing Niugai - Airavata - Sleipnir - Baihu - Sphinx
Food Katakirauwa - Onmoraki - Mamedanuki - Chupacabra - Kuda - Hare of Inaba
Beast Kabuso - Kaso - Inugami - Stonka - Hairy Jack - Nekomata - Gryphon - Hsing-Hsing - Orthrus - Dormarth - Ammut - Cerberus
Wilder Porewit - Chagrin - Peallaidh - Jueyuan - Raijuu - Nue - Manticore - Catoblepas - Cabracan - Taowu - Fenrir
Vegetation
Tree Daphne - Narcissus - Mayahuel - Kukunochi - Haoma - Yggdrasil
Wood Mandrake - Shan Xiao - Skogsra - Zaccoum - Alraune - Erlkonig
Evil Spirits
Ghost Strigoii - Preta - Obariyon - Mou-Ryo - Churel - Enku - Ghoul - Kudlak - Vetala
Spirit Legion - Garrote - Dybbuk - Poltergeist - Quicksilver - Inferno - Wicker Man - Macabre - Pisaca
Undead Zombie Cop - Corpses - Patriot - Alice
Fouls
Vermin Mothman - Ubu - Myrmecolion - Okiku-Mushi - Arachne
Foul Slime - Jack the Ripper - Hooligan - Night Stalker - Tattooed Man - Mad Gasser
Elementals
Element Erthys - Aeros - Aquans - Flaemis - Gnome - Sylph - Undine - Salamander
Humans
Fiend David - Matador - White Rider - Red Rider - Black Rider - Pale Rider - Trumpeter - Mother Harlot
Famed Yoshitsune - Jeanne D'Arc - Lanling Wang - Hagen - Siegfried - Kanseiteikun - Rama - Tenkai - Tokisada - Huang Di
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