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18 - Komokuten

Koumokuten as seen in Shin Megami Tensei.

Koumokuten (コウモクテン*)? is a demon in the series.

History

Koumokuten (広目天), also known as Virūpākṣa in Sanskrit, is the guardian deity that protects the west of Buddha's realm. His name means "vast/all-seeing eyes." He has red skin and leads the troop of Nagas, the lesser snake-man gods. Some statues have him carry a Pasha which works similar to a lasso for capturing running target. Many of his attributes are very similar to Varuna, who happens to be the guardian of the west in Lokapala.

Appearances

Profile

Shin Megami Tensei

SMT-KoumokutenSpr
"Origin: India. One of the 4 Heavenly Kings in Buddhism. He protects Mt. Meru's west and Aparagodaniya with a trident. He is also known as the king of the Naga. He can see all, and has the power to punish evildoers and reform them."
Shin Megami Tensei A-Mode DDS dictionary

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne

Known as Koumoku.

Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE

"As a Defender of Law, Koumokuten is considered one of the Four Heavenly Kings featured in Buddhism. He holds a three-bladed vajra and has been assigned by Lord Sakra with protecting the western domains of Mount Neru.
He has strong ties with the Naga, and is sometimes depicted as being their king. He is said to be omniscient, a power he uses to find evil deeds being committed all around the world and redirect these sinners towards the path of righteousness."
Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE compendium

Koumokuten can appear alongside the other kings in Ichigaya Camp's gold-level instance by defeating the Pisaca mini-boss on the basement floors.

Shin Megami Tensei IV

Koumokuten is faced in the Challenge Quest Tokyo Cosmo. He is found in the Nakano area of the Shinjuku Region. He appears alongside the other three once all four have been defeated to be fought as a group. Koumokuten mentions after the Four's final defeat that Flynn is the only one to defeat them without the Orb of the Four Gates breaking.

Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse

"Koumokuten, or Virupaksha, is one of the Four Heavenly Kings in Buddhist lore. He dwells halfway up Mt. Meru in the center of the world and protects the West under the command of Sakra. He keeps a close watch on the world with his sharp gaze and enlightens people with his speeches. He is commonly depicted wearing armor, with a trident in hand and an angry expression on his face."
Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse compendium

Koumokuten and the rest of the Four Heavenly Kings guard the temples that contain the jars of Aether which maintain the Tokugawa Mandala for the Divine Powers. Koumokuten can be found in the Hakujoin Temple, guarding the jar of Aether which contains the essence of Gluttony. Defeating Koumokuten will unlock him for fusion in the Cathedral of Shadows.

Koumokuten can teach Nanashi the Ziodyne, Mortal Jihad, Sukukaja and Titanomachia skills through his Demon Whisper. He benefits from learning Physical, Electricity and support skills.

Persona 3

"Virupaksha, protector of the West, is one of the four Heavenly Kings of Buddhist origin."
Persona 3 compendium

Persona 5

"Also known as Virupaksha, he is the protector of the West, and is one of the four Heavenly Kings of Buddhist origin. He keeps a close watch on the world with his sharp gaze."
Persona 5 background

Koumokuten is the eighth Persona of the Hermit Arcana and can only be obtained through fusion in the Velvet Room. He is one of four Personas to learn Regenerate 2 and Deadly Fury and the only source of the Nuke Wall skill. When itemized through Electric Chair execution, Koumokuten yields a Regenerate 2 skill card.

DemiKids Light & Dark

"One of the four overlords who protect the world. Known as Lord Sha of the West."

Known as Lord Sha, he can perform the combo Mega Flash with Lord Nan.

Devil Survivor

Koumokuten (named Koumoku due to character space limit) is one of the four Devas that protect the barrier between the demon and human worlds. On every ending save for Yuzu's, in order to gain access to the demon world (and thus, Babel) the protagonist's party needs to dismantle the barrier that the Devas protect. After Bishamon's defeat, Koumoku challenges the party with Zouchou, planning to make up for their lack of power with numbers.

Koumoku and Zouchou are unlocked for fusion after the protagonist defeats them.

Devil Survivor 2

"Koumokuten, or Virupaksha, is one of the Four Heavenly Kings in Buddhist lore.
He dwells halfway up Mt. Meru in the center of the world and protects the West under the command of Sakra. He keeps a close watch on the world with his sharp gaze and enlightens people with his speeches. He is commonly depicted wearing armor, with an trident in hand and an angry expression on his face."
Devil Survivor 2 compendium

Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation Dx2

"One of the Four Heavenly Kings in Buddhist faith. He is commonly depicted wearing armor, with a trident in hand and an angry expression on his face. Koumokuten is protector of the West under the command of Sakra and is a similar being to the eight legions. He keeps a close watch on the world with his sharp gaze and enlightens people with his speeches."
Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation Dx2 compendium

Stats

Kyūyaku Megami Tensei

Megami Tensei II

Koumokuten
Race Level HP MP VIT INT STR SPD LUC DEF
Kishin 24 134 39 11 15 11 6 5 18
CP NOA EXP Macca MAG Item Drops
48 1-2
List of Spells
Skill Cost Effect
Zanma 4 MP Medium Force damage (1-2 enemies)
Rakunda 2 MP Reduce defense (all enemies)
Penpatra 4 MP Heals Sleep, Bind, Happy, Panic, Close (all allies)


Shin Megami Tensei

Koumokuten SMT
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Kishin Chaos 57 660 145
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
38 1-3 135 23 59 17 22 15
St 31
In 12
Ma 20
Vi 16
Ag 15
Lu 8
Resistances Reflects Curse Drop None
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Mazanma 7 MP Blasts a group of enemies with a strong gale.
Zanma 5 MP Blasts one enemy with a strong gale.
Shibaboo 3 MP Binds multiple enemies. (Bind-type)


Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne

Race Level HP MP
Strength 40
Magic 40
Vitality 40
Agility 40
Luck 40
Kishin 99 20,000
10,000
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
Force - Expel/Death/Ailments - Electricity
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Dragon Eye 1 MP Grants user's team four blinking turn icons. (Enemy-only)
Zandyne 10 MP Heavy force damage to one foe.
Mazandyne 25 MP Heavy force damage to all foes.
Wind Cutter 13 MP Heavy force damage to one foe.
Megidolaon 50 MP Mega almighty damage to all foes.
Makakaja 12 MP Buffs magic power by 1 level, all allies.
Rakukaja 12 MP Buffs defense by 1 level, all allies.
Rakunda 12 MP Decreases defense by 1 level, all foes.
Focus 5 MP Multiplies user's next physical attack damage by 2.5.
Berserk none Small physical damage to random foes.
Deathbound none Medium physical damage to random foes.
High accuracy. Power related to user's max HP.

  • Koumoku is not required to be defeated at Bandou Shrine for unlocking his fusion.
Race Level HP MP
Strength 16
Magic 12
Vitality 14
Agility 9
Luck 9
Kishin 33 282
135
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
Force - Expel - Electricity
Obtainable Fusion only
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Mighty Gust 14% HP Heavy physical damage to one foe.
Medium accuracy and critical rate. Power related to user's max HP.
Innate
Mazanma 15 MP Medium force damage to all foes. Innate
Life Gain Passive Equipper's max HP is boosted by 20%. 34
Beseech Convo Recruits neutral demon. Works best to target whose level is higher than
the talker. Target may be enraged occasionally under the same condition.
35
Mana Bonus Passive Equipper's max MP is boosted by 10%. 36
Tetraja 15 MP Creates shields which nullify expel or death attack for all allies.
Shield lasts the whole battle until it has blocked one attack.
37

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

Koumokuten SJ Portrait
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Strength 37
Magic 36
Vitality 36
Agility 36
Luck 33
Kishin Light-Chaos 46 936
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Electricity Wind Expel Curse Almighty
Single Foe/1/Physical/None - - - - Null Weak Null Null -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
- - - - - - - - - -
List of Skills
True Lobotomy Ziodyne Elec Boost

Koumokuten SJ Portrait
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Strength 37
Magic 32
Vitality 32
Agility 31
Luck 29
Kishin Light-Chaos 47 412
224
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Electricity Wind Expel Curse Almighty
Single Foe/1/Physical/None Strong - - - Reflect Weak Strong Strong -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
- - - - - - - - - -
Natural Skills
Zionga True Lobotomy Void Elec
D-Source Skills
Phys Boost Elec Amp
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Shin Megami Tensei IV

Race Level HP MP
Strength 50
Dexterity 46
Magic 46
Agility 60
Luck 50
Kishin 44 378 170
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - - - Null - Null Resist
Ailment Resistance None
Normal Attack Phys x1, 1 enemy
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Sukukaja 15 MP Buffs party's agility by 1 level. Innate
Megaton Press 21 MP Medium physical damage to all foes. High critical but low accuracy. Innate
Ziodyne 14 MP Heavy elec damage to one foe. 45
Mortal Jihad 13 MP Heavy physical damage to one foe. High critical but low accuracy. 46


Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse

Race Level HP MP
Strength 105
Dexterity 58
Magic 64
Agility 55
Luck 65
Kishin 60 710 176
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - - - Null Weak Resist -
Ailment Resistance None
Normal Attack Phys x1, 1 enemy
Skill Affinities Physical Physical +4 · Electricity Electricity +2 · Support Support +1 · Healing Healing -2 · Force Force -5
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Ziodyne 20 MP Heavy elec damage to one foe. Innate
Mortal Jihad 14 MP Heavy physical damage to one foe. High critical but low accuracy. Innate
Sukukaja 20 MP Buffs party's agility by 1 level. 61
Titanomachia 35 MP Heavy physical damage to all foes. High critical but low accuracy. 62


Majin Tensei

Koumokuten Majin
Race Level HP MP Mv Range Mv Type Atk Type CP
Kishin 46 461 0 9 Flat 9
Strength Magic Technique Defense Agility Luck
20 10 18 16 13 10
Magic Skills
Skill Cost Power Range Target Effect
Rampage 100% 1.5x 1-2 Multi Deals damage


Majin Tensei II: Spiral Nemesis

Komokuten Majin 2
Race Level HP MP Mv Range Mv Type Atk Range MAG
Kishin 62 253 0 7 Walk 1 -
St Ma In Ag Lu Atk P.Def M.Atk M.Def Hit Eva Crt
22 15 17 27 10 90 21 34 43 102 18 15
List of Skills
Skill Power Range Cost Target Effect
Glare 0 1 M. Extra Multi 80% chance to inflict Stone
Squeezing 300% 1 P. Extra Single Deals damage


Persona 3

Arcana Level
Strength 35
Magic 24
Endurance 31
Agility 21
Luck 25
Chariot 43
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Strike - - - Strike, Elec Fire
Skill Card Counterstrike (Level 48)
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Swift Strike 15% HP Deals light Strike damage to all foes. (1-3 hits) Innate
Cruel Attack 10% HP Deals medium Pierce damage to one foe. (1.5x to Downed foes) Innate
Dekaja 15 SP Nullifies stat bonuses on all foes. Innate
Counterstrike Passive Counter physical attacks (med odds). (30% chance) 46
Gigantic Fist 12% HP Deals heavy Strike damage to one foe. 47
Regenerate 1 Passive Restores 2% HP each turn in battle. 48


Persona 5

"I am Koumokuten. Leave keeping watch over monsters to me... In exchange, I grant you a mask that monitors the world..."
Arcana Level
Strength 37
Magic 29
Endurance 34
Agility 29
Luck 25
Hermit 49
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Physical - - - Physical, Bless Ice
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Assault Dive 13% HP Heavy Physical damage to 1 foe. Innate
Regenerate 2 Auto Restore 4% of max HP each turn in battle. Innate
Revolution 5 SP Increase critical rate universally for 3 turns. Innate
Attack Master Auto Automatic Tarukaja on user at start of battle. 51
Matarukaja 24 SP Buff party attack power for 3 turns. 52
Nuke Wall 18 SP Reduce Nuclear damage and shield Nuclear weakness of 1 ally for 3 turns. 53
Enduring Soul Auto Survive one fatal blow with HP fully recovered. 54
Deadly Fury 18% HP Severe Physical damage to 1 foe. Stronger under Baton Pass. 55


DemiKids Light & Dark

Lord Sha
Class Element Type Level HP MP Exp
General Earth Good 31 332 145 394
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
27 25 27 25 23 24
List of Skills
Skill Element Cost Effect
Petraburst Earth 10 MP Medium dmg. 1 Foe
Defboost Light 6 MP DEF Up. Party
Revive Light 18 MP Revive. 1 Ally
Healmor Light 10 MP Minor HP recovery. 1 Ally
Healmor All Light 18 MP Major HP recovery. Party
Petradeus Earth 8 MP Small dmg. 2 Foes
Combos
Combo Element Cost Effect Partner
Mega Flash Fire 25 MP Dmg + Bomb. Foes Lord Nan


Devil Children Fire/Ice Book

Lord Sha
Class Type Race Level HP MP Exp
General Earth Good 31 332 145 394
Attack Guard Magic M Guard Speed Luck
27 25 27 25 23 24
List of Skills
Magnus Rakukaja Recarm
Diarama Mediala Mamagna


Devil Survivor

Race Level HP MP
Strength 24
Magic 18
Vitality 22
Agility 14
Deva 62 ???
???
Racial / Auto Skill Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Mystic Mystic
Four Devas* - - - Weak Reflect Resist
Command Skills
Mazandyne Deathbound Zandyne
Passive Skills
Force Jump Force Repel

Race Level HP MP
Strength 22
Magic 17
Vitality 20
Agility 14
Kishin 57 616
148
Racial / Auto Skill Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Mystic Mystic
Double Up - - - Weak Reflect Resist
Command Skills
Mazandyne*
I am Koumoku the Kishin, guardian of the west. My wind becomes thy shield...!
Hm... Use me to gain power! If it is to show thy honor, I offer my heart!

Devil Survivor 2

Race Level HP MP
Strength 25
Magic 17
Vitality 23
Agility 15
Kishin 64 696
162
Racial / Auto Skill Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Curse Curse
Matchless - - - Weak Reflect Resist
Command Skills
Mazandyne*
Passive Skills
Avenge*
I am the Kishin Koumokuten, Deva of the west. I shall aid thy path of conquest!
My form may change, but my will shall remain strong. Now on to the unknown!


Gallery

 
Koumokuten
Artwork from DemiKids.
 
Koumokuten Megaten 2
Koumokuten as he appears in Megami Tensei II
 
Koumoku model
Koumoku as he appears in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne.
 
Imagine-Koumokuten
Koumokuten as he appears in Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE
 
Koumokuten SJ Portrait
Portrait from Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey
 
Koumoku
Koumoku as he appears in Persona 3
 
KOUMOKUTEN
Koumokuten as he appears in Devil Survivor
 
Koumokuten Devil Survivor 2 (Top Screen)
Koumokuten as he appears in Devil Survivor 2

Trivia

  • Koumokuten's design which is borrowed directly from Tōdai-ji has him carries a writing brush and a scroll instead of any conventional weapon which indicate his focus on literature among the Four Heaveny Kings.

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