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Manananggal is a demon in the series.

Appearances[]

History[]

Manananggal is a mythical creature in the Philippines, described as scary and often hideous, usually depicted as female. It is said to prey on sleeping, pregnant women, sucking their blood or the hearts of fetuses. It also haunts newlyweds or couples in love.

The name comes from the Tagalog word tanggal, which means "to remove" or "to separate." which literally translates as "remover" or "separator." In this case, "one who separates itself." This refers to the creature's ability to sever its upper torso.

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Shin Megami Tensei V[]

"A witch whose lore originated in the Philippines.
It masquerades as a beautiful woman during the day but transforms into a blood-sucking monster at night. It has the ability to separate its upper and lower body, and can sprout bat wings from its back to fly in search of humans to suck their blood. It is said that the Manananggal preys on unborn fetuses in particular, using its proboscis-like tongue to open the wombs of pregnant women, wherein it will suck the fetus' blood, or devour it outright."
Shin Megami Tensei V lore

During a raid on Jouin High School, a Manananggal chases after a Jack Frost, prompting the demon to request the protagonist for help. She attacks them but is ultimately killed. Another Manananggal ambushes them with a Shiki-Ouji but both are also slain by them in the ensuing battle.

Manananggal has a signature skill, Sanguine Drain, an Almighty attack that drains HP and MP from the selected target.

If Manananggal is in the protagonist's party, she may speak to an enemy Loup-garou, having heard of his origins and tells him to embrace and appreciate the remaining beauty he has left. Loup-garou will give her an item for her kind words and leave.

Stats[]

Shin Megami Tensei V[]

Race Level HP MP
Strength 15
Vitality 14
Magic 29
Agility 21
Luck 21
Femme 25 200 --
Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - - - - Weak Null
Ailment Resistance Resist:Mirage/Charm
Drop Life Stone, Spirit Drain Gem, Mananaggal's Essence
Skill Potential
Physical
Phys
Fire
Fire
Ice
Ice
Electricity
Elec
Force
Force
Light
Light
Dark
Dark
Almighty
Almi.
Ailment
Ailm.
Healing
Heal.
Support
Supp.
- - - - +2 -2 +3 - +2 - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Sanguine Drain (Unique) Weak Almighty HP drain attack to 1 foe. Lowers target's Attack by 1 rank for 3 turns.
Zanma Medium Force attack to 1 foe.

Race Level HP MP
Strength 15
Vitality 14
Magic 29
Agility 21
Luck 21
Femme 25 109 156
Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - - - - Weak Null
Ailment Resistance Resist:Mirage/Charm
Skill Potential
Physical
Phys
Fire
Fire
Ice
Ice
Electricity
Elec
Force
Force
Light
Light
Dark
Dark
Almighty
Almi.
Ailment
Ailm.
Healing
Heal.
Support
Supp.
- - - - +2 -2 +3 - +2 - -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Sanguine Drain 15 MP (Unique) Weak Almighty HP drain attack to 1 foe. Lowers target's Attack by 1 rank for 3 turns. Innate
Zanma 20 MP Medium Force attack to 1 foe. Innate
Mamudo 25 MP Weak Dark attack to all foes. Chance of instakill when striking weakness. 26
Toxic Spray 15 MP Chance of inflicting Poison to 1 foe and lowers Defense by 1 rank for 3 turns. 27
Concentrate 10 MP Greatly increases the damage of the next Magic-based attack from self. 28
Omagatoki: Free Magatsuhi All skills for all allies will cost 1 MP for 1 turn. Femme Talisman

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In Other Languages[]

Language Title
Flag of Japan Japanese マナナンガル (Mananangaru)
Flag of South Korea Korean 마나낭갈 (Mananang-gal)
Flag of Hong KongFlag of the Republic of China.svg Traditional Chinese 馬納南加爾 (Mǎ nà nán jiā'ěr)

Trivia[]

  • In an interview with Masayuki Doi, Manananggal was a demon he strongly pushed to include when the staff was selecting demons in the early stages of the game. That is because all other demons were selected to fulfill a certain genre or role, and while considering what modern Shin Megami Tensei fans would like to see in terms of design, they decided they wanted to mix in more "extreme, experimental" roles as well, with Manananggal being "the horror character." [1]

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