Manticore is a demon in the series.

History[edit | edit source]

The Manticore, or, Manticore is a chimeric monster is a big, legendary creature of ancient Greek and Persian myths that preferred to eat humans. It has also been sighted in places as varied as the jungles of India and Indonesia and, more rarely, the forests of North America and Europe. The Manticore is said to be a bold creature, being able to take on multiple men at once, and often looking for such opportunities to fill it's appetite. The beast's name comes from the Persian word "mardkhora," or "man-slayer."

It has the body of a red lion, a human head albeit with three rows of sharp teeth (like a shark), sometimes bat-like wings, a trumpet-like voice and either a dragon or scorpion-like tail which it can shoot spines from. It may shoot venomous spines to either paralyze or kill its victims. It devours its prey whole and leaves no clothes, bones, or possessions of the prey behind.

Manticores are fierce predators that patrol a wide area in search of fresh meat. A typical manticore is about 10 feet long and weighs about 1,000 pounds. Some have more human-like heads, usually with beards. Males and females look much alike.

Manticores eat any meat, even carrion, though they prefer human flesh and rarely pass up an opportunity for such a delicacy. They are smart and social enough to bargain with or bully evil humanoids into alliances or offering tribute, and more powerful creatures may hire or bribe them to guard or patrol a place or area. They like lairs in high places, such as hilltops and caves in cliffs.

In Greco-Roman Mythology, the Manticore is one of the children of Typhon and Echidna along with many other monsters. Later, the Manticore would receive more notoriety thanks to a Greek writer, Flavius Philostratus, who recorded a conversation alluding to the existence of the mythical Manticore.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Profile[edit | edit source]

Shin Megami Tensei[edit | edit source]

"Origin: Ethiopia. A demonic beast that spreads fear and plague. It has a red lion's body, an ugly man's face, bright blue eyes, and 3 rows of teeth. In addition to these, it also has bat wings and a scorpion tail. Though it is not very intelligent, in some cases it is capable of human speech. It is fierce and extremely agile."
Shin Megami Tensei A-Mode DDS Dictionary

Shin Megami Tensei IV[edit | edit source]

"An evil chimera of Indian descent. It lives in deserts and jungles. It had the body of a lion and the wrinkled face of a man. It loves to eat human flesh with its three rows of teeth. Its tail is fatally poisonous; in some versions this poison can be shot out."
Shin Megami Tensei IV compendium

Manticore can be found in the initial areas of Blasted Tokyo as well as in the Camp Ichigaya region. It can teach Flynn the Toxic Sting, Damascus Claw and Posumudi skills through its Demon Whisper. Manticore will also be found in the Infernal Tokyo version of Shinjuku.

Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse[edit | edit source]

Manticore can be found in Shinjuku in the Nicho area. It can teach Nanashi the Toxic Sting, Axel Claw, Frenzied Chomp and Acid Breath skills through its Demon Whisper. Manticore benefits from learning ailment, Physical, Electricity and Gun skills.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Megami Tensei[edit | edit source]

Manticore2.GIF
Race Level HP EXP Macca MAG
Wilder 30 79 48 72 29
Strength Intelligence Hit Agility Defense Location
13 12 13 16 12 Mazurka Corridor
List of Spells
Flame 3 Bark 2


Megami Tensei II[edit | edit source]

Manticore MT2.GIF
Race Level HP MP CP
Kaijuu 29 177 - -
Formations MAG Macca Item Drops
1-5 58 232 Heat Sword
Stamina Intelligence Attack Agility Luck Defense
12 7 13 13 8 4
List of Spells
Paralysis 3 Paralysis 4


Kyūyaku Megami Tensei[edit | edit source]

Megami Tensei[edit | edit source]

Manticore.GIF
Race Level HP MP VIT INT STR SPD LUC DEF
Wilder 30 125 - 8 11 10 15 10 13
CP NOA EXP Macca MAG Location
- 1 280 70 35 Mazurka
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc Exp For Bnd Crs Nrv Mnd
- 68 Dr 2.5× 68 28 68 28 48 18 78
List of Spells
Skill Cost Effect
Blaze Extra Fire damage to all enemies
Roar Extra Damage + Bind to all enemies


Megami Tensei II[edit | edit source]

Manticore.GIF
Race Level HP MP VIT INT STR SPD LUC DEF
Kaijuu 29 178 - 12 7 13 13 8 4
CP NOA EXP Macca MAG Item Drops
- 1 155 58 Heat Sword
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc Exp For Bnd Crs Nrv Mnd
- 68 68 58 68 - 78 68 68 38 -
List of Spells
Skill Cost Effect
Paralyze Extra Damage + Paralyze one enemy


Shin Megami Tensei[edit | edit source]

Manticore SMT.png
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Wilder Dark-Neutral 47 444 32
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
25 1 107 23 50 18 12 10
St 25
In 9
Ma 11
Vi 15
Ag 17
Lu 4
Resistances Weak to Guns and Fire Drop Nihil Sword
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc For Nrv Exp Crs Mgc Bnd Chg Dex Ndl Alm
- 1.5× 1.5× 78 1.5× - - Nu - 78 - 68 - 1.5× -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Stun Needle Extra Shoots a needle at an enemy and Paralyzes it. (Needle-type)
Bind Voice Extra Binds a group of enemies. (Bind-type)
Stone Bite Extra Bites one enemy and Petrifies it. (Charge-type)


Shin Megami Tensei II[edit | edit source]

Manticore SMT II & If.png
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Wilder Dark-Neutral 50 739 64
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
90 1 148 94 124 90 10 10
St 24
In 8
Ma 8
Vi 12
Ag 12
Lu 4
Drop Aquamarine Inherit Fire Moon Aff C
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc For Nrv Exp Crs Mgc Bnd Rsh Hnd Leg Fly Alm
- - - - Dr 2.5× - - - - - - - - - -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Makajam 4 MP Inflicts Close ailment, 1-3 foes.
Diarahan 8 MP Recovers the maximum amount of HP, one ally.
Bind Voice 8 MP Inflicts Bind ailment to all foes. (Bind-type)
Stone Bite 5% HP Light Rush damage to one foe. Inflicts Stone.
Needle Rush 10% HP Light Flying attack to 3-5 foes.


Shin Megami Tensei: if...[edit | edit source]

Manticore if.GIF
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Wilder Dark-Neutral 51 696 82
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
61 1 150 101 122 97 11 11
St 24
In 9
Ma 9
Vi 10
Ag 18
Lu 6
Drop Aquamarine Inherit Fire
Resistances Repels Curse and resists Poison
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc For Nrv Exp Crs Mgc Bnd Rsh Hnd Leg Fly Alm
- - 1.5× 48 48 - 28 28 Rf 28 28 - - 78 - -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Makajam 4 MP Inflicts Close ailment to 1-3 foes. (Magical-type)
Diarahan 20 MP Recovers the maximum amount of HP, one ally.
Needle Rush 10% HP Light Flying damage to 3-5 foes.
Bind Voice 8 MP Inflicts Bind ailment to all foes. (Bind-type)
Stone Bite 5% HP Light Rush damage to one foe. Inflicts Stone.


Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey[edit | edit source]

Race Alignment Level HP MP
Strength 31
Magic 29
Vitality 30
Agility 25
Luck 30
Wilder Dark-Neutral 45 385
206
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Electricity Wind Expel Curse Almighty
Single Foe/1/Physical/None - - - - Strong Weak - Strong -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
Null - - - - - - - - -
Natural Skills
Ziodyne Posumudi Toxic Sting
D-Source Skills
Maziodyne Arrow Rain Resist Elec
Item Drops
Wilder Eye Life Stone Revival Bead
Password
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Shin Megami Tensei IV[edit | edit source]

Race Level HP MP
Strength 51
Dexterity 47
Magic 47
Agility 61
Luck 51
Wilder 45 385 172
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - - - Null Weak - Resist
Ailment Resistance Null:Poison
Normal Attack Phys x1, 1 enemy
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Toxic Sting 9 MP Weak gun damage and 70% poison to one foe. Innate
Damascus Claw 7 MP 1 to 3 hits of medium physical damage to one foe. Innate
Posumudi 5 MP Removes poison and sick from one ally. 46


Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse[edit | edit source]

Race Level HP MP
Strength 67
Dexterity 47
Magic 39
Agility 73
Luck 59
Wilder 45 360 191
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- Weak - - Null Weak - -
Ailment Resistance Null:Poison, Weak:Mute
Normal Attack Phys x1, 1 enemy
Skill Affinities Ailment Ailment +3 · Physical Physical +2 · Electricity Electricity +2 · Gun Gun +1 · Healing Healing -1 · Force Force -5
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Toxic Sting 9 MP Weak gun damage and 70% poison to one foe. Innate
Axel Claw 12 MP 1 to 3 hits of medium physical damage to multiple foes. Innate
Frenzied Chomp 6 MP Weak physical damage to one foe. Inflicts Poison/Bind/Charm. 46
Acid Breath 65 MP Debuffs all foes' defense and agility by 1 level. 47


Last Bible III[edit | edit source]

Manticore LB 3.PNG
Level HP MP ATK DEF STR INT END SPD LUC
37 375 160 101 53 18 16 20 14 13
Equipment Weapon, Accessory Card Location Magoku
List of Skills
Mazan Makaranda


Majin Tensei II: Spiral Nemesis[edit | edit source]

Manticore3.PNG
Race Level HP MP Mv Range Mv Type Atk Range MAG
Wilder 26 123 0 10 Walk 1-2 1080
St Ma In Ag Lu Atk P.Def M.Atk M.Def Hit Eva Crt
14 11 15 12 6 42 13 20 32 93 11 3
List of Skills
Skill Power Range Cost Target Effect
Petra Bite 100% 1 P. Extra Single 70% chance to inflict Stone


Giten Megami Tensei: Tokyo Mokushiroku[edit | edit source]

Manticore.PNG
Race Alignment Level HP MP CP
Wilder Dark-Neutral 41 1048 265 58
Intuition Will Power Magic Intelligence Divine Protection
32 16 26 10 21
Strength Stamina Agility Dexterity Charm
59 49 27 10 15
List of Skills
Kamitsuki Evil Eyes Scorn
Devil's Laugh Kamitsuki Petra Mahazanma


Devil Children Black/Red/White Book[edit | edit source]

ManticorePS.GIF
Class Type Race Level HP MP Exp
Elite Metal Yoma 50 534 240 1,063
Attack Guard Magic M Guard Speed Luck
47 46 47 47 45 46
List of Skills
Skill Element Cost Effect
Zionga Metal 10 MP Heavy damage to one foe. Inflicts Shock.
Venom Claw Moon 10 HP Light damage to one foe. Inflicts Poison.
Chomp Moon 10 HP Light damage to one foe. Ignores Guard buffs.
Diarahan Sun 20 MP Large HP recovery for one ally.
Sukunda Moon 5 MP Lowers Luck for all foes.
Mazio Metal 18 MP Light damage to all foes. Inflicts Shock.


Gallery[edit | edit source]

 
386 - Manticore.jpg
Manticore as seen in Shin Megami Tensei II
 
Manticore.JPG
Artwork from Devil Children Red/Black Book.
 
Manticore LB2.PNG
Manticore as it appears in Last Bible II
 
Manticore Special.PNG
Manticore as it appears in Last Bible Special
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