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Janus is a demon in the series.


In Roman mythology, Janus was the god of gates, choices, doors, doorways, beginnings and endings. He was sometimes treated as a minor deity. He is most often depicted as having two faces or heads, facing in opposite directions. Janus was well-respected and highly regarded as a god by the Romans, and so his dual-faced image could be found on many things ranging from city gates and Roman coins.

Janus presided over the beginning and ending of conflict, and hence war and peace. The doors of his temple were open in times of war, and closed to mark the peace. As a god of transitions, he had functions pertaining to birth and to journeys and exchange, and in his association with Portunus, a similar harbor and gateway god, he was concerned with traveling, trading and shipping.

He reigned over all dual matters, such as birth and death, as well as traveling, trading and shipping, making his duty overlap with the god Mercury. Janus was also invoked during every religious ceremony in the Roman Empire, even during those of Jupiter. His most prominent remnant in modern culture is his namesake, the month of January, which begins the new year.

There is no Greek equivalent to Janus, since the Romans claimed him distinctively as their own. In Roman times, his name would be spelt Ianvs, because the Romans did not have the letters J or U.



Shin Megami Tensei II

Janus is the guardian of the elevator that takes to the Factory's Prison, where Hiroko is being held. He is an optional boss, as he will only be fought if Aleph did not find Nadja.

Megami Ibunroku Persona

As Janus gains ranks, he primarily increases his Dexterity and Agility stats. Upon being returned to the Velvet Room at MAX Rank, he will yield the axe weapon Mandau Spoon.


Shin Megami Tensei II

Race Alignment Level HP MP
Yoma Neutral-Neutral 22 307 285
880 1-3 64 39 80 39 16 10
St 10
In 7
Ma 15
Vi 18
Ag 3
Lu 5
Drop Repulse Bell Moon Aff C
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc For Nrv Exp Crs Mgc Bnd Rsh Hnd Leg Fly Alm
- - - 58 58 - Nu Nu Nu 68 18 48 - - - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Shibaboo Inflicts Bind ailment, 1-3 foes.
Makajam Inflicts Close ailment, 1-3 foes.
Tarunda Decreases attack, all foes.
Rakukaja Increase defense, all allies.
Makarakarn Shields against Magical attacks for one turn, all allies.
Tetrakarn Shields against Physical attacks for one turn, all allies.

Shin Megami Tensei: if...

Janus SMTif.GIF
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Yoma Neutral-Neutral 22 299 56
0 1 64 44 66 44 11 11
St 10
In 9
Ma 9
Vi 11
Ag 7
Lu 8
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc For Nrv Exp Crs Mgc Bnd Rsh Hnd Leg Fly Alm
- - - 58 58 - Nu Nu Nu 18 18 - - - - -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Tetrakarn 6 MP Shields against Physical attacks for one turn, all allies.
Shibaboo 3 MP Inflicts Bind ailment to 1-3 foes. (Bind-type)
Makajam 4 MP Inflicts Close ailment to 1-3 foes. (Magical-type)
Makarakarn 6 MP Shields against Magical attacks for one turn, all allies.
Tarunda 4 MP Decreases attack, all foes.
Rakukaja 4 MP Increase defense, all allies.

Megami Ibunroku Persona

Janus P1.png
Arcana Type Subtype Level SP cost Returns °
Star Element Earth 22 24 Mandau Spoon
MAtk MDef
Strength 20
Vitality 19
Dexterity 20
Agility 26
Luck 18
88 102
Affinity Females
1h 2h Sp Ax Wp Th Ar Fs HG MG SG Ri Te Ru
- - - - - - - - - 1.5× - 1.5× -
Fi Ic Wi Er El Nc Bl Gr Ex Mi De Cu Nr ???
- - Dr Nu - - - - - - - 24
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Magna Light Earth damage (1 foe)
3 Spin Kick Light Tech damage (1 foe)
4 Eternal White Heavy Miracle damage (area)
5 Eternal Black Heavy Curse damage (area)
7 Magarula Medium Wind damage (all foes)
8 Maragion Medium Fire damage (all foes)

Fool Arcana Tenjiku Tokubei - Narukami - Kamakura Gongoro
Magician Arcana Houri - Urvashi - Cu Chulainn - Hermod - Varuna - Frey - Hanuman - Ildanach
Priestess Arcana Maso - Ame no Uzume - Sati - Hathor - Urdr - Tensen Nyannyan - Usas - Verdandi - Laksmi - Skuld
Empress Arcana Mokosh - Arianrhod - Brigid - Seioubo - Durga - Ishtar - Kali
Emperor Arcana Seimen Kongou - Airgetlam - Brahma - Marduk - Odin - Baal - Amen Ra - Vishnu
Hierophant Arcana Yama - Aizen Myouou - Shouki - Ogma - Take-Mikazuchi - Thor - Fuhedi Mergane - Indra
Lovers Arcana Pixie - Jack Frost - Pyro Jack
Chariot Arcana Ogun - Gozu-Tennou - Hokuto Seikun - Seiten Taisei - Susano-o - Shiva
Strength Arcana Otohime
Hermit Arcana Fuutai - Aonbarr - Byakko
Fortune Arcana Cerberus
Justice Arcana Nemhain - Triglav - Macha - Verethragna - Morrigan - Tyr - Bishamonten - Pallas Athena
Hanged Man Arcana Barbatos
Death Arcana Hel - Ankou - Mot
Temperance Arcana Anubis - Genbu
Devil Arcana Bres - Beelzebub - Lucifer
Tower Arcana Nyarlathotep - Amatsu Mikaboshi
Star Arcana Janus
Moon Arcana Lilim - Succubus
Sun Arcana Bennu - Vidofnir - Yatagarasu - Suzaku - Garuda
Judgement Arcana Nike - Phaleg - Azrael - Armaiti - Yamaoka - Michael - Satan - Vohu Manah
World Arcana Quetzalcoatl - Illuyanka - Seiryuu - Mucalinda - Shokuin