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Maitreya is a demon in Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse. He is one of the leaders of the Divine Powers.

History

Maitreya Bodhisattva, also known as Metteyya or Ajita, is regarded as the fifth Buddha that will appear in the future of this world in Buddhist eschatology. The prophecy of the arrival of Maitreya refers to a time in the future when the dharma will have been forgotten by most on the terrestrial world and the people no longer practice Buddhism. Maitreya will appear on Earth in 5,670,000,000 years, achieve complete enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma. According to scriptures, Maitreya will be a successor to the present Buddha, Gautama Buddha.

Maitreya is typically pictured seated, with either both feet on the ground or crossed at the ankles, on a throne, waiting for his time. He is dressed in the clothes of either a bhikṣu (monk) or Indian royalty. As a bodhisattva, he would usually be standing and dressed in jewels. Usually he wears a small stupa in his headdress that represents the stupa with relics of Gautama Buddha to help him identify it when his turn comes to lay claim to his succession, and can be holding a dharmachakra resting on a lotus. A khata scarf is always tied around his waist as a girdle.

Appearances

Design

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Doi's design for Maitreya draws inspiration from both Matsuko Deluxe, a Japanese columnist known for his cross-dressing stage persona and pro-gay remarks and sexuality, and this particular statue of Maitreya in the Kōryū-ji.

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"Also known as Maitreya Bodhisattva. Said to be the successor to the current Buddha. Name means "loving-kindness". Currently resides in the Tusita Heaven. Will become Buddha in 5,670,000,000 years, during which he will lead many to salvation."
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Maitreya has a strong distaste for attachments of any kind, loathing any and all forms of it, especially those who cling to others. Despite this attitude many of his actions are contradictory from aiding the Divine Powers and making humanity dependent on them for salvation, to working together in order to hold back and defeat enemies capable of stopping them.

Maitreya is one of the leaders of the Divine Powers. A master of sealing magic and a ruthless pragmatist, Maitreya defeated the Yuriko-obsessed Gaeans and converted the strong members to their cause in Tsukiji Konganji, forcing the weak into Ginza while Odin recruited the gods of different faiths across Tokyo. He takes Asahi hostage during their planned kidnapping of Flynn in front of Masakado's stone slab, threatening to kill her and knowing Flynn is too weak-hearted to let a human die before him. He is later seen in the planned assault on Tsukiji, where he knocks back Toki after Krishna becomes bored of the fighting.

Together with his Buddhist subordinates he reactivates the Tokugawa Mandala Domain to force humanity to embrace salvation and release Tokyo of the influence of foreign demons. He fights the group after Inanna Remnant is beaten in the fifth temple, where he meets his own death but warns that he will return through Inanna and Toki. He keeps his word in the Cosmic Egg, where his soul is placed within Inanna by Krishna to revive him. His revival allows him to reclaim his original power as a Buddha by becoming Mitra-Buddha.

Now having power over linking souls to the earth, Mitra-Buddha creates a seal that isolates the souls within the Cosmic Egg, preventing Dagda from ever being able to revive them unless it is undone. At the same time, Dagda would be unable to revive Nanashi while he is in the Cosmic Egg, so a death in the level is an instant game over.

The party confronts him on the 5th floor of the Cosmic Egg. Prior to confrontation, Mitra-Buddha reveals that the Flynn the cast knows is the reincarnation of the same individual who sacrificed himself to Masakado to form the Firmament, and that Nanashi is the reincarnation of Aquila.

After Mitra-Buddha's defeat, Toki reflects on the definitions of strength. She resolves to change for the better and awakens to a new power. Mitra-Buddha's seal also begins to fade, although its effects will still persist for the duration of the next floor of the Egg.

Strategy

During the battle after breaking the Tokugawa Mandala, Maitreya will attack mostly with Physical attacks, but will also use Bufudyne to exploit a weakness if a party member is weak to Ice skills. He will also occasionally use Dekaja to remove the party's stat buffs. Maitreya will also occasionally use Makajamaon to prevent the party from using skills. For most options to his questions, he will gain a boost equivalent to one casting of Tarukaja and Makakaja. Additionally, if his weakness is hit during the effects of Enlightenment, he will gain a boost equivalent to Luster Candy as well. Having access to the Dekaja skill or Dekaja Stones will reduce the threat he poses.

Mitra-Buddha

Despite having glaring weaknesses to Fire and Force, Mitra-Buddha's signature passive, Self-Righteous Vow, will boost all his stats whenever that weakness is struck, spelling a devastating counterattack should his weaknesses be exploited excessively without erasing the buffs. Should he land a critical hit or exploit an Ice weakness, he will follow up with Severe Judgment, an Almighty attack that gets much stronger if he is smirking. Very rarely, he might also use Illogical Rejection, which prevents his buffs from being erased at all. Prioritize Physical and Ice immunity, but be warned that he will bypass Tetrakarn with Tetra Break. Utilize Concentrate to more than double the damage done to him without recklessly buffing Mitra-Buddha too much.

Stats

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Race Level HP MP
Strength 95
Dexterity 94
Magic 119
Agility 94
Luck 95
Deity 83 844 272
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
Resist Weak Weak Resist - - Null Resist
Ailment Resistance None
Normal Attack Phys x1, 1 enemy
Skill Affinities Physical Physical +4 · Gun Gun -3 · Fire Fire -3 · Almighty Almighty +4 · Ailment Ailment +3 · Support Support +2
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Enlightenment 8 MP User absorbs weaknesses until next turn.
Raises all stats by 1 stage and gains smirk if hit with weakness.
Innate
Hades Blast 42 MP Heavy physical damage to all foes. Innate
Makajamaon 15 MP 45% mute to all foes. Innate
5.67 Billion Hands 50 MP Weak almighty damage to all foes. Smirk +Increased damage 84
Drain Ice Auto Absorbs ice damage. 85
Doping 100 MP Increases max HP of all allies by 30%. 86

Race Level HP MP
Strength 98
Dexterity 97
Magic 122
Agility 97
Luck 98
Deity 86 871 275
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
Resist Weak Weak Resist - - Null Resist
Ailment Resistance None
Normal Attack Phys x1, 1 enemy
Required quest A Godslayer Needs Demons DLC (ћ27530)
Skill Affinities Physical Physical +4 · Gun Gun -3 · Fire Fire -3 · Almighty Almighty +4 · Ailment Ailment +3 · Support Support +2
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Hades Blast 42 MP Heavy physical damage to all foes. Innate
5.67 Billion Hands 50 MP Weak almighty damage to all foes. Smirk +Increased damage Innate
Makajamaon 15 MP 45% mute to all foes. Innate
Enlightenment 8 MP User absorbs weaknesses until next turn.
Raises all stats by 1 stage and gains smirk if hit with weakness.
Innate
Doping 100 MP Increases max HP of all allies by 30%. Innate
Imposing Stance 50 MP Removes one press turn icon on foe's next turn . Innate
Drain Elec Auto Absorbs elec damage. Innate
Drain Ice Auto Absorbs ice damage. Innate

Mitra-Buddha

Race Level HP MP
Strength --
Dexterity --
Magic --
Agility --
Luck --
Fury 82 ?
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
Resist Weak Weak Resist - Weak Null Null
Ailment Resistance ?
Normal Attack Phys x2-3, 1 enemy
Skill Affinities Physical Physical +6 · Ice Ice +6 · Almighty Almighty +5
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Self-Righteous Vow Raises all stats by 1 stage every time own weak point is hit.
Bufudyne Heavy ice damage to one foe.
Berserker God Heavy physical damage to one foe.
Severe Judgment Weak almighty damage to all foes. Smirk +Increased damage
Critical Eye Guarantees critical hit for user's next physical or gun attack.
Dekaja Negates all stat buffs from all foes.
Illogical Rejection Prevents stat buffs from being negated by Dekaja or Silent Prayer
Tetrabreak Removes physical/gun-repelling shields from all foes.

Race Level HP MP
Strength 108
Dexterity 107
Magic 132
Agility 107
Luck 108
Fury 96 955 333
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
Resist - Weak Resist - Weak Null Null
Ailment Resistance -
Normal Attack Phys x2-3, 1 enemy
Skill Affinities Physical Physical +6 · Fire Fire -3 · Ice Ice +6 · Force Force -3 · Almighty Almighty +5
Special fusion Deity Maitreya + Fury Susano-o + Dragon Quetzalcoatl
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Severe Judgment 50 MP Weak almighty damage to all foes. Smirk +Increased damage Innate
Berserker God 13 MP Heavy physical damage to one foe. Innate
Smile Charge 50 MP Bestows the user with smirk. Cannot be used if the user has ailment(s). Innate
Tetrabreak 35 MP Removes physical/gun-repelling shields from all foes. Innate
Glacial Blast 60 MP 1 to 4 hits of medium ice damage to multiple foes. 96
Self-Righteous Vow Auto Raises all stats by 1 stage every time own weak point is hit. 97

Race Level HP MP
Strength 110
Dexterity 109
Magic 134
Agility 109
Luck 110
Fury 98 973 335
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
Resist - Weak Resist - Weak Null Null
Ailment Resistance -
Normal Attack Phys x2-3, 1 enemy
Required quest A Godslayer Needs Demons DLC (ћ35390)
Skill Affinities Physical Physical +6 · Fire Fire -3 · Ice Ice +6 · Force Force -3 · Almighty Almighty +5
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Severe Judgment 50 MP Weak almighty damage to all foes. Smirk +Increased damage Innate
Berserker God 13 MP Heavy physical damage to one foe. Innate
Smile Charge 50 MP Bestows the user with smirk. Cannot be used if the user has ailment(s). Innate
Tetrabreak 35 MP Removes physical/gun-repelling shields from all foes. Innate
Almighty Pleroma Auto Strengthens Almighty attacks. Innate
Phys Pleroma Auto Boosts physical attack by 25%. Innate
High Phys Pleroma Auto Boosts physical attack by 50%. Innate
Self-Righteous Vow Auto Raises all stats by 1 stage every time own weak point is hit. Innate

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Characters
Main Nanashi - Dagda - Asahi - Navarre - Nozomi - Hallelujah - Gaston - Toki
Supporting Boss - Manabu - Nikkari - Danu - Dr. Matsuda - Saint Germain - Mii and Kei - Maruo - Tamagami - Hiroshi - The Patriots - Spirit of the Spring - Flynn - Isabeau - Jonathan - Walter
Monotheistic forces Adramelech - Merkabah - Lucifer - Satan - YHVH
Polytheistic Forces Krishna - Odin - Maitreya - Inanna - Shesha
DLC Shin Megami Tensei Hero - Aleph - Demi-fiend
Setting
Locations Eastern Kingdom of Mikado - Mikado Castle - Naraku - Kiccigiorgi - Tokyo - Ueno - Chiyoda - Shinjuku - Ikebukuro - Chaos Realm - Shibuya - Roppongi - Ginza - Tsukiji Konganji - Midtown - Minami Sunamachi - Reverse Hills - Camp Ichigaya - Kinshicho - Yomotsu Hirasaka - Fairy Forest - Kanda-no-yashiro - Cosmic Egg - YHVH's Universe - Tir Na Nog - Twisted Tokyo - Diamond Realm
Organizations Divine Powers - Samurai - Hunter Association - Ashura-kai - Ring of Gaea - National Defense Divinities - Counter Demon Force
Archives
Terminology COMP - Turn Press Battle - Smirk - Domain - Horde - Terminal - Cathedral of Shadows - Red Pill - Hunter - Yamato Perpetual Reactor - Skill Affinity - Armageddon - Streetpass - Godslayer - Kalki - Barrier - Jade Dagger - Power Spot - Aether - Tokugawa Mandala - Observation - Axiom
Lists Demons (Evolutions - Special Fusions) - Bosses - Skills - Items - Apps - Quests - Patches and Updates
Other Media
Games Shin Megami Tensei IV
Production Original Soundtrack
Publication Artbook
Events E3 2016
Shin Megami Tensei Online Live 2021: Reason of Music
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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