This article is about the demon named "Maria". For the character in Megami Ibunroku Persona: Ikū no Tō Hen that's also "The Destroyer", see Maria (Megami Ibunroku Persona: Ikū no Tō Hen).

Maria is a demon in the series.

History[edit | edit source]

Maria, also known as Beata Maria, the Virgin Mary or Marie, is the central female figure in many Christian doctrines, especially Catholicism, which regards her as a saint and as the "queen of heaven," ruling over all saints and angels and acting as an intermediary between humanity and God. Mary is also the queen of the White Rose, a realm of pure and utter blessings which resides within the Primum Mobile, the last celestial sphere of Heaven itself.

According to the New Testament, she is the virgin mother of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, impregnated without removing her virtue by the Holy Ghost after being visited by either the archangel Gabriel or Anael. She assisted Jesus throughout her life and followed him in his preachings, she was also one of the women who were witness to his resurrection. She is said to have ascended to the heavens directly without dying.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Profile[edit | edit source]

Shin Megami Tensei NINE[edit | edit source]

Maria is an artificial goddess who rules over the Idea Space. She was created by the messians because they were tired of waiting for the Messiah promised by God to save them. Eventually she decides to release the people in Idea Space and succeeds with the protagonist's help in the Law route.

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

Maria is the boss of the Sixth Sphere of the Womb of Grief. When the protagonist finds and challenges her, she is overjoyed to learn that he is strong enough to make it this far, but also warns that he will need to best her in combat to gain the final Fruit.

Maria's fight takes a different pace compared to the bosses before her. She carries a wide variety of attacks, having Maragidyne, Maziodyne, Magarudyne and Mahamaon, which makes it difficult to effectively fend off all her attacks. Furious Strike is also a physical attack that hits the whole party. The focus of her moveset is Expel, though, as she carries a couple of moves that force party members to become weak to it for 2 turns:!Purifying Light affects one party member, and Consuming Light affects the whole party. To defend against this, bring along several Tetraja Stones to nullify her next Mahamaon until her Light skills wear off.

Her other unique skill is Innocent Prayer, which works like Silent Prayer but also restores 623 HP to her. Unlike other instances of Silent Prayer or similar skills on bosses before, Maria will use Innocent Prayer when she's at -2 at any debuff or when your party is at +2 at any buff. Thus, keeping the party at +1 and Maria at -1 will ensure she never uses this skill. One can take advantage of her AI by constantly applying a strong debuff (War Cry, Acid Breath, Fog Breath) to cause her to constantly spam Innocent Prayer while the rest of the party keeps getting Co-Op attacks off her weakness. This strategy will only work if the rest of the party can outdamage her healing.

Maria surrenders the Sixth Fruit after her defeat, and becomes available as a special fusion requiring Black Maria and Pallas Athena. She also leaves behind the Halo forma, which forms the Double Scoop Sub-App, allowing D-Sources to contain two bonus skills instead of one.

Persona 5 Royal[edit | edit source]

"The maternal figure of Christianity. Gabriel informed her that she was to be the mother of Jesus. Some sects revere her as Virgin Mary, but other denominations do not focus on her."
Persona 5 Royal Background

Maria is the ultimate Persona of the Faith Arcana, and can only be obtained from fusion after completing the Faith Confidant with Sumire Yoshizawa. When itemized from Electric Chair execution in the Velvet Room, she offers the Spiral Heal Charm accessory, which allows whoever wears this accessory the ability to cast Mediarahan. However, when itemized with the fusion alarm sounding, Maria offers the Rosary of Purity accessory, which allows whoever wears this accessory the ability to cast Holy Benevolence.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Shin Megami Tensei NINE[edit | edit source]

Race Alignment Level HP MP
Kou Sojin Light-Law 99 5,000 -
- - - - - - -
St --
In --
Ma --
Vi --
Ag --
Lu --
List of Skills
Trinity Divine Light Silent Prayer
Megido Fire Water Wall Bufudyne

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

Race Alignment Level HP MP
Strength 45
Magic 61
Vitality 43
Agility 47
Luck 48
Megami Light-Law 68 8,000
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Electricity Wind Expel Curse Almighty
Single Foe/1/Physical/None Resist Resist - Weak - Null Null Null -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
- - - - Null - - - - -
List of Skills
Furious Strike Maragidyne Maziodyne
Magarudyne Hamaon Mahamaon
Innocent Prayer Purifying Light Consuming Light
Concentrate Lullaby Eternal Rest

Race Alignment Level HP MP
Strength 43
Magic 57
Vitality 42
Agility 47
Luck 48
Megami Light-Law 74 595
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Electricity Wind Expel Curse Almighty
Single Foe/1/Physical/None Strong - - Weak - Null Null Null -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
- - - - Null - - - - -
Natural Skills
Mahamaon Salvation Luster Candy
D-Source Skills
Salvation Judgment Light Silent Prayer


Persona 5 Royal[edit | edit source]

Arcana Level
Strength 52
Magic 66
Endurance 53
Agility 54
Luck 61
Faith 93
Inherit Reflects Absorbs Block Resists Weak
? - Bless Wind Electric Fire
Persona Trait Ave Maria: Reduce cost of Support skills by 75%.
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Invigorate 3 Passive Restore 7 SP each turn in battle. Innate
Salvation 48 SP Fully restore HP of party and cure all non-special ailments. Innate
Holy Benevolence 27 SP Revive party with all HP recovered. Innate
Heat Riser 30 SP Increase Attack/Defense/Agility of 1 ally for 3 turns. 94
Holy Embrace Passive Restore 25% of max HP each turn in battle. 96
Angelic Grace Passive Double evasion rate against all attacks except Hama/Mudo/Almighty. 97
Holy Whisper Passive Restore 15% of max HP & 15 SP each turn in battle. 98

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Maria's latest design very likely takes inspiration from the cathedral of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain. This choice was likely influenced by the fact that the architect was a fervent devotee of the virgin Mary.
  • The animals that compose her marble body are all derived from Christian symbols:
    • The lion, the hawk and the bull are part of the "tetramorph," an allegorical figure for the four evangelists and represent the angelic order of cherubim.
    • The fish is a generic symbol for Christianity.
    • The tyrannosaurus rex at the bottom of the statue may refer to Satan, who is at times depicted as a snake or dragon being stepped upon by Maria, symbolizing the victory of good over evil.
  • Maria's main body is surrounded by a "mandorla," an almond shaped halo used in early Christian art to represent heavenly apparitions, especially of Jesus and Mary.
  • Maria is on the Monument of Goddess Booster Pack for the Digital Devil Story Card Game.

Playable Kei Azuma
Non-Playable Baraki / Sumire - Mubiora / Miranda - Ferris - Tsuzumi - Seri - Naitou - Emi - Stephen - Sophia - Sariel - Adam & Eve - Maria - Lucifer - Yaldabaoth
Tokyo Shibuya - Akihabara - Shinjuku - Kichijoji - Shinagawa - Ikebukuro
Terminology Order of Messiah - Idea Space - Ring of Gaea - Debuggers - Central Administration Bureau - Jewel
Lists Demons - Bosses - Skills - Items
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Personnel Kazunori Sakai - Yasuomi Umetsu - Kazuma Kaneko
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