For other uses, see Magatsuhi.

"Who calls to me…? One who shines in unimaginable darkness… Will you even draw on your hallow self for your strength…? I am Magatsu-Izanagi… I will determine the path you take…"
—Magatsu-Izanagi, Persona 4 Golden, upon fusion.

Magatsu-Izanagi is a Persona from Persona 4, used by Tohru Adachi. He is available for fusion in Persona 4 Golden.

History[edit | edit source]

Magatsu-Izanagi (禍津伊弉諾) means "Calamity Izanagi." This refers to Izanagi's state before he washed away the filth from Yomotsu Hirasaka in a failed mission to retrieve his late consort, Izanami.

Magatsu-Izanagi also represents "Emptiness."

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Profile[edit | edit source]

Persona 4[edit | edit source]

Magatsu-Izanagi is the Persona of Tohru Adachi, the one truly responsible for the murders in Inaba. It follows the form of Izanagi, as it is actually bestowed upon Adachi without Adachi's knowledge by Izanami when he first arrived in the rural town. Magatsu-Izanagi takes the form of a bloody Izanagi, and its stats and skills from Adachi's battle stats. Magatsu-Izanagi also has a hidden resistance to Physical attacks, and as a result Adachi will only take half damage from them.

Symbolism[edit | edit source]

"The world is about to change... Your existence won't belong there!"
—Tohru Adachi, Persona 4

Although Adachi doesn't seem to represent any Arcana in the original release of Persona 4 and Persona 4 The Animation, he actually encompasses the reversed Fool Arcana: impulsiveness, poor judgement, obsession and frivolity. Adachi acted on impulse when he murdered Mayumi Yamano and Saki Konishi because they both weren't interested in him. He shows poor judgement when he underestimated the protagonist and his group during their confrontation. Additionally, he was obsessed with keeping his "cat-and-mouse" game alive, doing whatever it takes to ensure the kidnappings continue, such as tossing Mitsuo Kubo into the TV when the latter attempted to take credit for the murders. Lastly, Adachi lacked tact, holding no degree of seriousness during his interactions with the Investigation Team and the protagonist's family; often going into topics in such a way that it usually drags down the mood or gets him beaten around by Dojima himself.

Magatsu-Izanagi also represents "Emptiness;" Adachi himself represents "Emptiness," distaste for the world at large, in Izanami's experiment to determine the value of humanity, which further shows Magatsu-Izanagi's connection to the Fool Arcana.

Persona 4 Golden[edit | edit source]

"Izanagi's rival who looks just like him. Magatsu means "calamity". Unlike Izanagi, who founded the land and brought order, he leads all back into chaos."
Persona 4 Golden compendium

Magatsu-Izanagi is now an obtainable Persona. The protagonist must complete Adachi's Social Link and be at level 77 in order to fuse him.

The Golden Animation[edit | edit source]

In the anime, Adachi was able to use Magatsu Izanagi to counter nearly all of Yu's Personas. Magatsu Izanagi, along with Izanagi disappeared after a stalemate clash between each other.

After Adachi was defeated, Magatsu-Izanagi was summoned by Yu to defeat Ameno-sagiri. Magatsu-Izanagi also represents the bond of Yu and Tohru Adachi.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax[edit | edit source]

As Adachi appears in this game (as DLC), by proxy, Magatsu-Izanagi also appears as well as his Persona. In P4's story mode, he merges with Izanagi to become a giant sword, which strikes down the Malevolent Entity.

Magatsu-Izanagi's fighting style can be described as a cross between that of the three Personas with whom he has a connection with: Izanagi, Thanatos and Athena. A majority of Magatsu-Izanagi's moves are shown to be much more feral and brutal than its noble twin, drawing similarities to that of Thanatos' equally feral and brutal moves, and Adachi can also use minor alternate versions of Yu's Ziodyne and Cross Slash, respectively as his 5D and 2D (both ground and midair). As Izanagi utilizes weaker variations of Athena's signature feints, spikes and launches, Magatsu-Izanagi also does the same, albeit also more feral and brutal than that of hers. Magatsu-Izanagi's lightning also is shown to have a shade of blood red, as opposed to Yu's blue lightning, Elizabeth's magenta lightning, Kanji's yellow lightning and Akihiko's violet lightning. Like Athena and Thanatos, Magatsu-Izanagi can also use Megido skills, particularly Megidola.

Magtsu-Izanagi's only SMT series skills in this game are Ziodyne, Evil Smile, Megidola, Heat Riser, Atom Smasher and Ghastly Wail (a skill shared with Thanatos with the same effects).

Though in the original games, Megidola cannot be learned and it is only in Persona 4 Golden that Magatsu-Izanagi has an Almighty-element spell, and Ziodyne can only be used by Adachi himself in the original Persona 4. Heat Riser also functions as not only a status buff, but also as a fire-based attack used by Magatsu-Izanagi.

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth[edit | edit source]

Magatsu-Izanagi is one of the DLC Sub-Personas, which can be downloaded for $2. His unique skill is Calamity Seed, which hits all enemies with multiple heavy Cut attacks each turn for 3 turns.

Persona 5[edit | edit source]

"A Persona of another story. He's Izanagi's rival and looks just like him. Magatsu means "calamity." Unlike Izanagi, who founded the land and brought order, he leads all back into chaos."
Persona 5 background

Magatsu-Izanagi appears as one of the DLC available Personas. With the purchase, the protagonist also gains access to Magatsu-Izanagi Picaro, a more powerful variation.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Persona 4[edit | edit source]

Arcana Level
Strength 65
Magic 55
Endurance 66
Agility 45
Luck 45
Fool 73
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
N/A - - - - -

Arcana Level
Strength 60
Magic 58
Endurance 55
Agility 50
Luck 20
Hunger 77
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Dark - - Light, Dark - -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Atom Smasher 16% HP Deals medium Phys damage to all foes 1x to 2x with a chance of Fear. Innate
Maziodyne 22 SP Deals heavy Elec damage to all foes. Innate
Ghastly Wail 15 SP Instantly kills foes who are fearful. Innate
Magarudyne 22 SP Deals heavy Wind damage to all foes. 78
Megidolaon 60 SP Deals severe Almighty damage to all foes. 80
Power Charge 15 SP Next physical attack will be 250% greater in power. 82
Heat Riser 30 SP Increases 1 ally's Attack, Defense and Hit/Evasion rate for 3 turns. 84
Vorpal Blade 25% HP Deals heavy Phys damage to all foes. 86

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth[edit | edit source]

Arcana Level HP + SP + Inherit Extract Fragment
Tower 92 220 80 - Silent Thrust -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Resist Dark Passive Reduce chance of instant kill from Darkness. Innate
Silent Thrust 164 HP A heavy Stab attack that pierces to the back row. (1 enemy) Innate
Calamity Seed 100 SP Multiple heavy Cut attacks per turn, for 3 turns. (All enemies) 93
Resist Light Passive Reduce chance of instant kill from Light. 94
Absorb Fire Passive Absorb damage from Fire attacks. 95
Absorb Ice Passive Absorb damage from Ice attacks. 96
Absorb Wind Passive Absorb damage from Wind attacks. 97
Absorb Elec Passive Absorb damage from Elec attacks. 98


Persona 5[edit | edit source]

Arcana Level
Strength 37
Magic 35
Endurance 32
Agility 25
Luck 10
Tower 44
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Almighty - - Bless, Curse Gun Nuclear
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Magatsu Mandala 30 SP Heavy Curse damage to all foes. Medium chance of Confuse/Fear/Despair. Innate
Megidola 24 SP Heavy Almighty damage to all foes. Innate
Ghastly Wail 28 SP Instantly kill all foes under Fear. Innate
Maziodyne 22 SP Heavy Electric damage to all foes. Rare chance of Shock. 45
Bloodbath 19% HP Medium Physical damage to all foes. Low chance of Fear. 46
Attack Master Auto Automatic Tarukaja on user at start of battle. 48
Heat Riser 30 SP Buff attack, defense and agility of 1 ally for 3 turns. 50

Arcana Level
Strength 40
Magic 38
Endurance 35
Agility 27
Luck 11
Tower 48
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
Almighty - - Bless, Curse Gun Nuclear
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Magatsu Mandala 30 SP Heavy Curse damage to all foes. Medium chance of Confuse/Fear/Despair. Innate
Megidola 24 SP Heavy Almighty damage to all foes. Innate
Ghastly Wail 28 SP Instantly kill all foes under Fear. Innate
Magarudyne 20 SP Heavy Wind damage to all foes. Technical dmg: Burn. 49
Bloodbath 19% HP Medium Physical damage to all foes. Low chance of Fear. 50
Speed Master Auto Automatic Sukukaja on user at start of battle. 52
Heat Riser 30 SP Buff attack, defense and agility of 1 ally for 3 turns. 54

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth[edit | edit source]

Arcana Level HP + SP + Type Extract
Tower 25 44 18 Magic Curse Turbo
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Calamity Seed 100 SP Heavy Phys attacks each turn for 3 turns. (All enemies) Innate
Eiga 14 SP Medium Curse attack. (1 enemy) Innate
Curse Amp Passive Moderately raise Curse attack strength. Innate
Maeiga 36 SP Medium Curse attack. (All enemies) 26
Mamudo 22 SP Low chance of instant kill. (All enemies) [Curse-based attack] 27
Curse Turbo Passive Greatly raise Curse attack strength. 28

Arcana Level HP + SP + Type Extract
Tower 40 99 24 Physical Oneshot Kill
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Calamity Seed 100 SP Heavy Phys attacks each turn for 3 turns. (All enemies) Innate
Vorpal Blade 67 HP 4 heavy Phys attacks. (1 enemy) Stronger in Boost. Innate
Shura Tensei 24 SP Greatly lowers HP each turn but greatly raises attack while active. Innate
Shura Revert 8 SP Ends Shura Tensei, restoring moderate HP. 41
Power Charge 22 SP Triple physical attack for next hit. Lasts 3 turns. (Self) 42
Oneshot Kill 92 HP Severe Phys attack that pierces to the back row. (1 enemy) Stronger in Boost. 43

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Magatsu-Izanagi is colored red; this alludes to the Magatsuhi in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, the substance consumed by demons visualized as red flowing spots.
  • In Ultimax, should Adachi be pitted in a fight against Aigis, the former will state before the battle starts that Magatsu-Izanagi reacts violently towards Athena as if Izanagi was its opponent instead, as opposed to the inherent friendliness between Izanagi and Athena. This may possibly be due to the fact that Athena is very closely related to Izanagi, as Aigis and Yu share the same Persona ability.
  • Using cheat codes in Persona 4, it is possible to have the protagonist equip Magatsu-Izanagi as a Persona, categorized as a Persona of the Fool Arcana. He has his own stats, a portrait, but no moves, so one must hack in skills for him to use. It is possible that Atlus intended for Magatsu-Izanagi to be available to the player normally, but did not finish implementing him. Alternatively, this may have simply been to test Magatsu-Izanagi.
    • If a player uses a hacked-in physical skill with Magatsu-Izanagi, he has a unique second physical attack animation, in which he lungs at his enemies and stabs them repeatedly. This animation is unused during the actual boss battle.
  • Unlike other Personas that a protagonist can equip in their respective games, Magatsu-Izanagi is the only one capable of being equipped by both a Wild Card user and one who wields it without the use of the Wild Card.
  • As the negative form of Izanagi, he has different animations when attacking or casting spells. Izanagi looks more dignified, while Magatsu-Izanagi makes more arrogant and threatening movements. Also, unlike Izanagi, Magatsu-Izanagi wields his spear in an under-hand fashion.
    • Also in Ultimax, Magatsu-Izanagi also acts very feral in its actions almost like a berserker (very much like Thanatos), such as using claw rips during Adachi's 5C moves, tackling his opponent during his 2C attacks, and also using a vicious claw slash for Ghastly Wail (and impaling its opponent to death if they are inflicted with fear).


Appearances in Other Media[edit | edit source]


Characters
Playable Protagonist - Yosuke Hanamura - Chie Satonaka - Yukiko Amagi - Kanji Tatsumi - Rise Kujikawa - Teddie - Naoto Shirogane
Social Link Margaret - Nanako Dojima - Ryotaro Dojima - Naoki Konishi - Kou Ichijo - Daisuke Nagase - Hisano Kuroda - Sayoko Uehara - Yumi Ozawa - Ayane Matsunaga - Ai Ebihara - Fox - Shu Nakajima - Eri Minami - Marie - Tohru Adachi
Major Igor - Mayumi Yamano - Misuzu Hiiragi - Saki Konishi - Mitsuo Kubo - Hanako Ohtani - Kinshiro Morooka - Noriko Kashiwagi - Taro Namatame - Old Lady Shiroku - Master Daidara - Minoru Inoue - Yuuta Minami - Kaneko - Aika Nakamura - President Tanaka - Chihiro Fushimi - Mr. Edogawa - Kanami Mashita - Moel Gas Station Attendant
Major enemies Shadow Yosuke - Shadow Chie - Shadow Yukiko - Shadow Kanji - Shadow Rise - Shadow Teddie - Shadow Mitsuo - Shadow Naoto - Kunino-sagiri - Ameno-sagiri - Kusumi-no-Okami - Izanami
Locations
Inaba Central Shopping District - Dojima Residence - Junes Department Store - Samegawa Flood Plain - Velvet Room - Yasogami High School
Midnight Channel Twisted Shopping District - Yukiko's Castle - Steamy Bathhouse - Marukyu Striptease - Void Quest - Secret Laboratory - Heaven - Magatsu Inaba - Hollow Forest - Yomotsu Hirasaka
Other Okina City - Shichiri Beach - Midnight Trivia Miracle Quiz - Tatsumi Port Island (Gekkoukan High School - Club Escapade - Iwatodai Station)
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (Persona 4 / Golden) - Never More -Reincarnation- - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album
Songs "Studio Backlot/Backside of the TV" - "Heartbeat, Heartbreak" - "Heaven" - "Never More" - "Pursuing My True Self" - "Aria of the Soul" - "Reach Out To The Truth" - "I'll Face Myself" - "Signs of Love" - "Someone Else's Man" - "Your Affection" - "P3 FES" - "Sky's The Limit" - "Beauty of Destiny" - "True Story" - "Key Plus Words" - "The Way of Memories" - "True Feelings" - "Shadow World" - "Time To Make History" - "SNOWFLAKES" - "We Are One and All" - "Time For True Revelation" - "Falling into Right Places" - "Alone in this World" - "Koisuru Meitantei" - "Dazzling Smile" - "Ying Yang" - "Ain't Nobody Can Hold Me Down" - "Just Like The Wind"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Initial / Ultimate) - Persona User - Glasses - Fog - Shadow - Shadow Self - Party - Tactics - All-Out Attack - Shuffle Time - Arcana Chance - Fusion Forecast - Weather Forecast - Investigation Team - Mystery Food X - Phoenix Ranger Featherman R - Daily Life - Fishing - Shrine - Books - Part Time Jobs
Lists Arcana - Personas - Shadows - Skills - Items (Vending Machines) - Requests - Status Changes - Tanaka's Amazing Commodities - Activities - Calendar - Golden Trophies - The Animation / Golden Animation Episodes - Patches and Updates
Other Media
Games Golden - Arena - Arena Ultimax - Dancing All Night
Productions The Animation / -The Factor of Hope- / The Golden Animation - Visualive / the Evolution - Persona Stalker Club - 「PERSORA AWARDS」 - PERSORA AWARDS 2 - Persora -The Golden Best-
Publications Manga - The Magician - Kiri no Amnesia - Your Affection - Persona x Detective Naoto - Persona Magazine
Mobile Games The Card Battle - Colors - Persona 4: The Slot - Persona 4 the Pachinko
Events Music Live 2008 - Music Live 2009 - Music Tour 2010 - Music Live 2012 - Music Fes 2013 - Music Box 2014 - Super Live 2015 - Livehouse Tour 2015 - Super Live 2017 - Super Live 2019
Miscellaneous Merchandise
Storyline Shadow Yosuke - Shadow Chie - Shadow Yukiko - Shadow Kanji - Shadow Rise - Shadow Teddie - Shadow Mitsuo - Shadow Naoto - Kunino-sagiri - Tohru Adachi & Magatsu-Izanagi - Ameno-sagiri - Kusumi-no-Okami * - Izanami - Izanami-no-Okami
Sub Avenger Knight - Daring Gigas - Amorous Snake - Killing Hand - Dominating Machine - World Balance - Chaos Fuzz - Envious Giant - Neo Minotaur - Sleeping Table
Extra Contrarian King - Intolerant Officer - Momentary Child - Escapist Soldier - Extreme Vessel - Lost Okina
Other Margaret - Reaper
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