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Hydra is a demon in the series.

History

The Lernaean Hydra, also known as the Hydra of Lerna or more often simply known as the Hydra, is a gigantic serpent with nine heads, with the center one being immortal. It is one of the spawn of Typhon and Echidna. With each head that was cut off, two more grew. The monster's haunt was the marshes of Lerna near Argos. The Lernaean Hydra was killed by Heracles for the second of his Twelve Labors. There were also other hydra, called hydrae, that had some physical differences. In media, a hydra was treated as a sub-species of a dragon.

Appearances

Profile

Megami Tensei II

Eight Hydras guard the Underground Lake in the Valley of Despair which houses the Flood Tide Orb. The jewel is required to extinguish the flames surrounding Belial's Castle, and can only be retrieved by Undine.

Shin Megami Tensei V

"One of the monsters in Greek mythology. It is usually depicted as having 9 heads, but some may say that it has as many as 100.
Its father is Typhon, giant of the wind, and its mother is Echidna, goddess of the snake. The Hydra has incredible regenerating power; so much so that when one of its heads is cut off, two more will sprout from the wound. It is also extremely venomous and simply inhaling its breath is enough to kill. The slaying of Hydra is listed as one of the 12 great labors of Hercules."
Shin Megami Tensei V lore

Hydra is a demon of the Drake race and the first major boss encountered. It was sent to Tokyo Tower to kill angels but doesn't distinguish between the heavenly host or demons of chaos. It attempts to devour anyone entering its new territory and has become known as the demon of the tower. The protagonist encounters the Hydra will venturing to Tokyo Tower to recover some of Aogami's memories. After viewing Aogami's memories, the Hydra tries to surround and devour the protagnist, barely missing before the protagonist jumps away and prepares to fight.

The Hydra is durable, able to soak up hits from its weakness easily. It will broadcast its use of Toxic Breath by using Omagatoki: Critical the turn before. Guarding will mitigate the damage, but demons can still be poisoned while guarding, so stocking up on Amrita Soda or having a demon with Patra is recommended. Although the skill cannot instakill weak users, it can still be deadly under the enhancement of the Magatsuhi skill. The Hyrda's extra heads will fall off when roughly a third of its HP remains, and will begin to use Fire Breath more frequently in addition to Frenzy. If the protagonist is willing to level past Hydra a bit, Aitvaras can be obtained fused once the protagonist reaches level 17, that resists Poison and nullifies Fire attacks. A demon with Media will also make healing the party easier during the battle.

Hydra can be unlocked as an ally by the protagonist with a special fusion of Yurlungur, Orthrus and Basilisk, where it retains its Toxic Breath skill.

If Hydra is on the protagonist's party and speaks to an enemy Yamata no Orochi, Hydra will boast that it is more powerful as it has an extra head, prompting Orochi to attack it. Hydra may also speak to an enemy Cerberus, in which he reveals that he is his brother. Cerberus is delighted to see Hydra, although Hydra admits that it cannot remember the others. Cerberus reassures that they will be able to see each other in the future and gives him an item before leaving.

Demikids Light & Dark

"A nine-eyed demon that is enormous and just about impossible to kill."

Hydra has the Anti-Beast power. Hydra is one of the rewards given to the player by Wartak.

Stats

Megami Tensei

Hydra.GIF
Race Level HP EXP Macca MAG
Wilder 47 332 171 109 85
Strength Intelligence Hit Agility Defense Location
16 13 17 16 15 Sea of Flames
List of Spells
Poison Flame 3


Megami Tensei II

Hydra megaten 2.gif
Race Level HP MP CP
Kaijuu 48 363 - -
Formations MAG Macca Item Drops
5-8 96 768 Excalibur
Stamina Intelligence Attack Agility Luck Defense
15 6 30 10 11 14
List of Spells
Poison Gas


Kyuuyaku Megami Tensei

Megami Tensei

Hydra.gif
Race Level HP MP VIT INT STR SPD LUC DEF
Wilder 47 406 - 17 13 15 16 13 16
CP NOA EXP Macca MAG Location
- 1 752 91 47 Sea of Flames
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc Exp For Bnd Crs Nrv Mnd
- 48 58 48 28 48 Nu Nu Nu Nu
List of Spells
Skill Cost Effect
Poison Gas Extra Damage + Poison to all enemies
Blaze Extra Fire damage to all enemies


Megami Tensei II

Hydra.gif
Race Level HP MP VIT INT STR SPD LUC DEF
Kaijuu 48 365 - 15 6 30 10 11 14
CP NOA EXP Macca MAG Item Drops
- 1 250 96 Excalibur
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc Exp For Bnd Crs Nrv Mnd
- 48 58 48 28 48 Nu Nu Nu Nu
List of Spells
Skill Cost Effect
Poison Gas Extra Damage + Poison to all enemies


Shin Megami Tensei V

Race Level HP MP
Strength 21
Vitality 16
Magic 15
Agility 7
Luck 12
Drake 15 ?
Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- Null Weak - - - -
Ailment Resistance Resist:Mirage/Confusion/Charm/Seal
Null:Poison
Drop Bead
Skill Potential
Physical
Phys
Fire
Fire
Ice
Ice
Electricity
Elec
Force
Force
Light
Light
Dark
Dark
Almighty
Almi.
Ailment
Ailm.
Healing
Heal.
Support
Supp.
+3 +3 -4 - - - - - +2 -1 -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Frenzy Medium Physical attack to all foes.
Toxic Breath (Unique) Medium Dark attack to all foes. Chance of inflicting Poison.
Fire Breath Weak 2~5 Fire attacks to random foes.
Omagatoki: Critical All attacks, including magical attacks, will become Critical hits for all allies for 1 turn.

Race Level HP MP
Strength 54
Vitality 43
Magic 24
Agility 33
Luck 30
Drake 53 316 194
Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- Null Weak - - - -
Ailment Resistance Res:Poison
Skill Potential
Physical
Phys
Fire
Fire
Ice
Ice
Electricity
Elec
Force
Force
Light
Light
Dark
Dark
Almighty
Almi.
Ailment
Ailm.
Healing
Heal.
Support
Supp.
+3 +3 -4 - - - - - +2 -1 -
Special fusion Snake Yurlungur + Beast Orthrus + Drake Basilisk
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Toxic Breath 30 MP (Unique) Medium Dark attack to all foes. Chance of inflicting Poison. Innate
Frenzied Chomp 25 MP Medium Physical attack to 1 foe. Chance of inflicting Poison/Confusion/Charm. Innate
Fire Breath 25 MP Weak 2~5 Fire attacks to random foes. Innate
Eat Whole 20 MP Medium Physical HP drain attack to 1 foe. 54
Dragon Eye Auto Greatly increases Accuracy. 55
Rampage 35 MP 2~5 medium Physical attacks to random foes. Low accuracy. 56
Omagatoki: Critical Magatsuhi All attacks, including magical attacks, will become Critical hits for all allies for 1 turn. Innate
Big Bang Magatsuhi Severe Almighty attack based on level to all foes. Talisman

Last Bible III

Hydra LB 3.PNG
Level HP MP ATK DEF STR INT END SPD LUC
30 341 142 91 37 20 11 19 10 19
Equipment Weapon, Accessory Card Location Megalopolis
List of Skills
Agilaon Dekusuja


Majin Tensei

Hydra.PNG
Race Level HP MP Mv Range Mv Type Atk Type CP
Snake 43 515 - 7 Flat 24
Strength Magic Technique Defense Agility Luck
28 5 22 17 5 5


DemiKids Light & Dark

Hydra2.gif
Class Element Type Level HP MP Exp
Elite Ice Dragon 19 204 79 156
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
16 14 15 12 15 14
List of Skills
Skill Element Cost Effect
Frostbite Ice 15 HP Small dmg +Freeze. 1 Foe
Ice Pillar Ice 18 HP Small dmg. 1 Foe
Distract Dark 6 MP Tempt. 1 Foe
Venom Dark 6 MP Poison. 1 Foe
Polarburst Ice 10 MP Medium dmg +Freeze. 1 Foe
Venom Claw Dark 10 HP Small dmg +Poison. 1 Foe
Power
Power Type Effect
Anti-Beast Anti-Type Feared by beasts who will run upon contact.


Devil Children Fire/Ice Book

Hydra2.gif
Class Type Race Level HP MP Exp
Elite Ice Dragon 19 204 79 156
Attack Guard Magic M Guard Speed Luck
16 14 15 12 15 14
List of Skills
Shimofuri Icicle Marin Karin
Poisma Bufula Poison Scratch


Gallery

Trivia

  • According to an interview with Masayuki Doi, Hydra's design in Shin Megami Tensei V took inspiration from ancient Greek pottery.[1]
    • Additionally, Hydra's look similar to having an eyeless mask is designed to give him the feel that it thrashes impulsively, due to mythos of the being blindly destroying villages.[1]

References


Evil
Foul Mad Slug - Green Slime - Pink Worm - Will O' Wisp (Daedalus) - Megaplanaria - Slime Hedoro - Blob - Will O' Wisp (Bien) - Sand Worm - Poltergeist - Myconid - A Bao A Qu - Medusa Shadow - Demon Head - Fog
Spirit Zombie - Ghost - Ghoul - Skeleton - Isma's Ghost - Mummy - Chatterskull
Kaijuu Basmu - Apep - Tarantula - Tammuz - BUG - Serpent - Scylla - Cockatrice
Jaki Orc - Gargoyle - Ogre - Ekimmu - Cyclops - Oni - Troll King
Night Caim - Incubus - Succubus - Loa - Mephisto - Shadow
Femme Harpy - Arachne - Furiae - Nasu - Taraka - Rangda
Haunt Pharaoh - Vampire - Dullahan - Akhkaru - Daeva - Black Knight - Hakuma-Bhuta
Wilder Nue - Manticore - Orthrus - Fenrir - Typhon - Balaur - Gorgon - Hydra - Tiamat
Vile Baal - Behemoth - Zoma - Beelzebub - Astaroth - Asura
Tyrant Minotaur - Medusa - Loki - Hecate - Set - Lucifer
Neutral
Therian Heqet - Stolas - Lemurian - Siren - Orias - Werecat - Girtablulu - Lamia - Werewolf
Jirae Gnome - YomotuShikome - Viy - Fungus - Dwarf - Lakhe - Giant
Fairy Dryad - Bogle - Goblin - Troll - Elf - Puka - Fomorian
Beast Cancer - Cerberus - Nekomata - Bander - Varaha - Stonka - Basilisk - Dodongo - Quetzalcoatl - Purski - Wyvern
Good
Element Treant - Ketam - Kelpie - Kwancha - Pazuzu - Salamander
Holy Baku - Lagoon - Apis - Bastet - Sobek - Dawon
Genma Alraune - Lakshmi - Tsukuyomi - Cu Chulainn - Jinn - Hanuman
Kishin Naga - Susano-O - Yaksa - Thor - Kali
Avatar Chimera - Anubis - Sphinx - Barong - Kohryu
Deity Ganesha - Odin - Krishna
Evil
Foul Green Slime - Will O' Wisp - Crap Slime - Ascomid - Kurabebi - Man Eater - Gold Slime - Bone Golem - Backbeard - Pyro Jack - Dream Kiss
Kyojin Punks - Kin's Head - Metal - Highway Star - Friday - Fallen Monk - Mutant - Assassin - Junkie - Dr. Bacta - Heavy Metal - Redrum - Interipelli
Spirit Zombie - Ghoul - Corpse - Bodyconian - Sakasakubi - Chon Chon - Pisaca - Upyr - Spectre - Spartoi
Machine LB-501A - GDR1000 - Talos
Jaki Orc - Wendigo - Bugbear - Minotaur - Clay Golem - Aim - Cyclops - Stone Golem - Fleurety - Berith - Ekimmu - Azazel
Wilder Dead Lobster - Wyrm - Jabberwocky - Garm - Orobas - Cockatrice - Humbaba - Nue - Ladon - Dodongo - Valac - Worm - Fafnir
Haunt Wight - Nosferatu - Mudman - Biwa Hoshi - Lich - Vetala - Dullahan - Hakuma-Bhuta - Utukku - Girimehkala
Night Lemures - Nebiros - Larvae - Leonard - Phantom - Amdusias - Succubus - Celuluk - Sawo Bhaku
Femme Furiae - Siren - Taraka - Arachne - Kiyohime - Druj - Rarung - Medusa - Volvo - Tamamo-no-mae - Rangda
Kaijuu Wyvern - Manticore - Basilisk - Scylla - Apollyon - Typhon - Fenrir - Hydra - Vritra - Nidhoggr - Leviathan - Tiamat
Vile Sargatanas - Balaam - Arioch - Mammon - Echidna - Chronos - Loki - Seth - Geryon - Belphegor - Asura
Tyrant Pazuzu - Bael - Asmodai - Belial - Moloch - Mitra - Astaroth - Beelzebub - Lucifer - Satan
Neutral
Fairy Pixie - Harpy - Goblin - Elf - Merrow - Kelpie - Apsaras - Ocypete - Aello - Celaeno - Rusalka - Bogle - Legba - Troll
Jirae Kobold - Dwarf - Bucca-Boo - Tanki - Tsuchigumo - Atlas - Sallos - Giant - Upelluri
Yoma Coatlicue - Centaur - Nekomata - Coin Knight - Jack Frost - Kushinada-Hime - Morgan - Cup Knight - Okuninushi - Amy - Hannya - Houri - Valkyrie - Gomory - Wand Knight - Sword Knight
Beast Pegasus - Orthrus - Stonka - Tammuz - Yatagarasu - Gryphon - Cerberus - Kyuubi no Kitsune - Chimera - Bai Long
Brute Carbuncle - Kimaris - Forneus - Kwancha - Gaap - Momunofu - Sytry - Arahabaki - Gozuki - Jinn - Mezuki - Purski - Mephistopheles - Oni - Choronzon
Good
Element Earthy Slime - Airy Slime - Aquan Slime - Flamey Slime - Gnome - Sylph - Undine - Vepar - Lakhe - Salamander
Holy Qilin - Gandharva - Unicorn - Genbu - Quetzalcoatl - Pabilsag - Rakcarango - Phoenix
Genma Alraune - Ukobach - Aiwass - Eligor - Kinnara - Cu Chulainn - Baphomet - Damballah - Lamia - Lakshmi - Kikuri-hime - Agares - Focalor - Hanuman
Divine Uriel - Raphael - Cherub - Nike - Gabriel - Michael
Kishin Zouchouten - Koumokuten - Rakshasa - Jikokuten - Ifrit - Susano-o - Tamonten - Ganesha - Thor - Amon - Kali
Avatar Naga - Sphinx - Barong - Garuda - Qing Long
Deity Brahma - Odin - Vishnu - Artemis - Baal - Leto - Ahura Mazda - Apollo - Shiva - Zeus - Lucifer
Recruitable
Avatar Makami - Anubis - Barong
Avian Feng Huang - Jatayu - Thunderbird - Zhuque - Yatagarasu - Garuda
Beast Cait Sith - Inugami - Nekomata - Orthrus - Orobas - Loup-garou - Cerberus
Brute Daemon - Azumi - Ippon-Datara - Oni - Shiki-Ouji - Kin-Ki - Sui-Ki - Fuu-Ki - Ongyo-Ki
Deity Thoth - Horus - Atavaka - Khonsu - Mitra - Odin - Khonsu Ra - Zeus - Vishnu - Baal
Divine Angel - Archangel - Principality - Power - Dominion - Throne
Dragon Xuanwu - Quetzalcoatl - Qing Long - Ananta - Huang Long
Drake Aitvaras - Basilisk - Hydra - Fafnir - Seth - Vasuki
Element Erthys - Aeros - Aquans - Flaemis
Fairy Pixie - High Pixie - Jack-o'-Lantern - Jack Frost - Kelpie - Setanta - Silky - Oberon - Titania
Fallen Andras - Berith - Forneus - Eligor - Ose - Flauros - Decarabia - Nebiros - Adramelech - Abdiel
Femme Mermaid - Leanan Sidhe - Manananggal - Yaksini - Lamia - Dakini - Clotho - Lachesis - Cleopatra - Atropos - Rangda - Kali
Fiend Matador - Daisoujou - Hell Biker - Alice - White Rider - Red Rider - Black Rider - Pale Rider - Mother Harlot - Trumpeter
Foul Slime - Legion - Black Ooze
Fury Dionysus - Chernobog - Mot - Zaou-Gongen - Asura - Shiva
Genma Kurama Tengu - Hanuman - Cu Chulainn - Fionn mac Cumhaill - Amanozako
Haunt Preta - Obariyon - Poltergeist - Pisaca - Kumbhanda
Herald Melchizedek - Camael - Sraosha - Abdiel - Uriel - Raphael - Gabriel - Sandalphon - Michael - Metatron
Holy Shiisaa - Chironnup - Hayataro - Baihu - Chimera
Jaki Turdak - Rakshasa - Loa - Macabre - Hecatoncheires
Jirae Kodama - Tsuchigumo - Sudama - Kaya-no-Hime - Koropokkur - Hua Po - Narcissus
Kishin Attis - Zouchouten - Koumokuten - Jikokuten - Bishamonten - Thor
Kunitsu Take-Minakata - Sukuna-Hikona - Oyamatsumi - Kushinada-Hime - Okuninushi - Arahabaki
Lady Kikuri-Hime - Hariti - Isis - Cybele - Ishtar - Skadi - Alilat - Inanna - Danu - Nuwa - Nuwa
Megami Fortuna - Ame-no-Uzume - Anahita - Parvati - Artemis - Idun - Sarasvati - Scathach - Norn - Lakshmi - Demeter - Maria
Night Sandman - Mokoi - Incubus - Lilim - Succubus - Black Frost - Kaiwan - Queen Medb - Lilith
Raptor Onmoraki - Zhen - Muu Shuwuu - Anzu
Snake Naga - Raja Naga - Yurlungur - Yamata-no-Orochi
Tyrant King Frost - Belphegor - Moloch - Loki - Surt - Mara - Abaddon - Arioch - Mithras - Mephisto - Amon - Chi You - Beelzebub - Belial
Vile Baphomet - Mishaguji - Lahmu - Pazuzu - Girimekhala - Mada
Wargod Neko Shogun - Yoshitsune - Ganesha - Siegfried - Futsunushi
Wilder Bicorn - Bugs - Mothman - Nue
Yoma Mandrake - Agathion - Apsaras - Koppa Tengu - Valkyrie
Panagia Tao
Enemy Only
Meta Shohei Yakumo
Matter Lucifer
Mitama Saki Mitama - Kusi Mitama - Ara Mitama - Nigi Mitama
Nahobino Abdiel - Tsukuyomi - Nuwa
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