Medusa is a demon in the series.

History[edit | edit source]

Medusa is a famous, or perhaps infamous, character in Greek mythology. She is one of the three Gorgon sisters, of which she is the only mortal one. A single glance of her terrifying eyes is believed to turn the onlooker into stone. Even after she was decapitated by Perseus, her head is said to retain its powers of petrification. She is recognized as such a terrifying figure that her head is depicted on temples and buildings to protect them from evil spirits and thieves.

Before she was a terrifying creature, however, Medusa was originally a mortal priestess of Athena. Athena's rival and uncle, Poseidon, locked eyes on the priestess and was filled with lust. Medusa ran into Athena's temple for protection, but to no avail. The sea god raped Medusa in front of Athena's statue; Athena was angered at the act. Knowing she was powerless to punish Poseidon, Athena turned the already heartbroken Medusa into a Gorgon, either out of spite or as a means to protect herself.

Medusa would ultimately meet her demise when Perseus decapitated her. From her blood, rose the winged horse, Pegasus .

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Profile[edit | edit source]

Megami Tensei[edit | edit source]

She is the boss of the floating city of Bien. Her shadow appears as a demon of the Foul race that attacks Nakajima as he advances through Bien. If Nakajima has obtained Tabasa's Statue, it will seal her Petrification attack, and will shatter after the battle. According to one NPC in the Valhalla Corridor, Medusa had Minotaur make her the Taurus Key so she could close off Bien.

Shin Megami Tensei IV[edit | edit source]

"A monster of Greek lore; one of the three Gorgon sisters. She had snakes for hair, bronze scales for skin, golden wings on her back, sharp fangs, and eyes that could turn anyone who looked straight into them into stone. In some traditions, she was a beautiful woman, and her snake hair was her only ugly feature. With the help of the goddess Athena, Perseus was able to behead her."
Shin Megami Tensei IV profile

Medusa is found in the deepest depths of the part of Naraku that lies within the Unclean Ones country on the 1st observation platform. The platform is filled with statues of her victims who she has turned to stone. Finding the prentice Samurai the most fascinating human specimens yet, she desires to add them to her collection and wants them to strike a pose while filled with fear. She begins to calling them Tayama's dogs carrying out orders as moles, leaving the prentices to believe she's losing her mind. She cries out for her body and its beauty as she crumbles and dies at the end of the battle.

During the battle, the Ahazuya Gray body armor will mitigate any Electricity damage taken by Flynn, and the Silver Necklace accessory will prevent Flynn from being afflicted by the Bind status. The demons Suparna and Zhu Tun She can be used in the fight to cut down Medusa's turn, as Suparna nullifies Electricity and Zhu Tun She nullifies any incoming Gun attacks. Fusing these two so that they inherit a Force skill will allow the party more press turns. Medusa will pose questions to Flynn during the battle and the answers will have various effects on the battle.

After being defeated, Medusa is unlocked for fusion in the Cathedral of Shadows. Medusa is fused through a special fusion of Pele, Basilisk and Vouivre. She can teach Flynn the Stun Needles, Mazionga and Tathlum Shot skills through her Demon Whisper.

Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse[edit | edit source]

"A demon of the Divine Powers.
Medusa controlled the Sky Tower, petrifying and collecting those who tried to get past the Ceiling, until she was defeated by Flynn as he entered Tokyo. She was resurrected by the Divine Powers only to be defeated by Nanashi, who was there to complete a quest.

The Sky Tower's current appearance is due to Medusa creating a multitude of domains in the Tower in an effort to strengthen it."
Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse Notes, entry - "Medusa"

After being defeated by Flynn, Medusa is brought back to life by the Divine Powers to join their cause. She returns to her old residence in the Sky Tower, ambushing the party as they salvage parts for a radar to track Shesha.

The fight draws many parallels to the previous one in SMT IV. The old boss music is reused, and even the mid-battle dialogue is largely the same.

Giving her the side glance as she attempts to bargain for mercy will cause her to become enraged as she had been humiliated twice in the same fashion, dropping her defense; choosing instead to ignore and attack her causes her to cuss at the player, even uttering a censored swear, before her own attack increases by one tier.

While Medusa this time is of higher level to match the player's progress in-game, she is a fair bit easier than last time as the player would have access to a greater variety of demons that may be able to counter her.

Medusa can be fused through a special fusion of Pele, Basilisk and Vouivre. She can teach Nanashi the Marin Karin, Mazionga, Grand Tack and Ziodyne skills through her Demon Whisper, but cannot pass on her Snake's Fangs skill by any means. Medusa benefits from learning Gun, Physical and ailment skills.

Majin Tensei[edit | edit source]

Medusa is the boss of chapter 24.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Megami Tensei[edit | edit source]

MTFC medusa.gif
Race Level HP EXP Macca MAG
Tyrant 39 1000 196 179 240
Strength Intelligence Hit Agility Defense Location
11 14 12 11 13 Bien
List of Spells
Dormin Stone Bottoraa

ShadowMedusa.gif
Race Level HP EXP Macca MAG
Foul 29 222 120 80 59
Strength Intelligence Hit Agility Defense Location
14 14 14 14 14 Bien
List of Spells
Paralyze 1 Stone

Megami Tensei II[edit | edit source]

Medusa.gif
Race Level HP MP CP
Femme 52 315 - -
Formations MAG Macca Item Drops
4 208 416 -
Stamina Intelligence Attack Agility Luck Defense
12 17 23 15 9 6
List of Spells
Poison Gas 2 Glare 2


Kyuuyaku Megami Tensei[edit | edit source]

Megami Tensei[edit | edit source]

Medusa 02.GIF
Race Level HP MP VIT INT STR SPD LUC DEF
Tyrant 39 298 54 15 15 11 14 12 21
CP NOA EXP Macca MAG Location
- 1-3 4992 76 78 Bien
Drop Taurus Key (Key)
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc Exp For Bnd Crs Nrv Mnd
48 28 ½Rf 28 48 38 28 Nu Nu Nu Nu
List of Spells
Skill Effect
Glare Damage + Stone to one enemy
Tentarafoo Medium damage + Panic status (1-8 enemies, Mind-type)
Agirama Medium Fire damage (1-3 enemies)

Medusa.GIF
Race Level HP MP VIT INT STR SPD LUC DEF
Foul 29 165 - 11 12 10 12 12 14
CP NOA EXP Macca MAG Location
- 1 232 144 116 Bien
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc Exp For Bnd Crs Nrv Mnd
68 18 68 38 Dr 68 48 Nu Nu -
List of Spells
Skill Cost Effect
Paralyze Extra Damage + Paralyze one enemy
Petrify Extra Damage + Stone to one enemy

Megami Tensei II[edit | edit source]

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Race Level HP MP VIT INT STR SPD LUC DEF
Femme 52 316 - 12 17 23 15 9 6
CP NOA EXP Macca MAG Item Drops
- 2 135 104 -
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
Poison Gas Extra Damage + Poison to all enemies
Glare Extra Damage + Stone to one enemy


Shin Megami Tensei II[edit | edit source]

Medusa.PNG
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Machine Dark-Law 37 470 27
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
- 5-7 102 69 108 67 4 8
St 14
In 8
Ma 2
Vi 17
Ag 10
Lu 3
Drop M249 Minimi Moon Aff A
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc For Nrv Exp Crs Mgc Bnd Rsh Hnd Leg Fly Alm
48 - 68 18 1.5× 48 Nu Nu Nu Nu Nu 68 38 38 28 -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Kick 4% HP Light Kick attack to one foe.
Shrapnel 8% HP Light gun attack to all foes.


Shin Megami Tensei IV[edit | edit source]

Race Level HP MP
Strength 37
Dexterity 37
Magic 37
Agility 37
Luck 37
Femme 15 2834
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- Resist - - Drain Weak Null Null
Ailment Resistance Resist:Poison/Panic/Sleep/Bind/Sick
Normal Attack Phys x1, 1 enemy Turn Icon 3
Drop Chakra Pot
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Tathlum Shot Medium gun damage to one foe.
Zionga Medium elec damage to one foe.
Snake's Fangs 2 to 3 hits of medium gun damage and 50% bind to multiple foes.
Rapid Needle Weak gun damage to all foes.

Race Level HP MP
Strength 41
Dexterity 41
Magic 41
Agility 41
Luck 41
Femme 35 315 140
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- Resist - - Drain Weak - -
Ailment Resistance None
Normal Attack Phys x1-3 hits, 1 enemy
Required quest Capture the Black Samurai*
Special fusion Lady Pele + Drake Basilisk + Snake Vouivre
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Stun Needles 14 MP 1 to 3 hits of medium gun damage and 60% bind to multiple foes. Innate
Mazionga 20 MP Medium elec damage to all foes. Innate
Tathlum Shot 7 MP Medium gun damage to one foe. 36
Gun Pleroma Auto Boosts gun attack by 25%. 38

Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse[edit | edit source]

Race Level HP MP
Strength --
Dexterity --
Magic --
Agility --
Luck --
Femme 33 3046
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- Resist - - Null Weak - -
Ailment Resistance ?
Normal Attack Phys x1, 1 enemy Turn Icon 3
Related quest [Ast] Collect Radar Component
Skill Affinities Gun Gun +3 · Electricity Electricity +3 · Ailment Ailment +2 · Force Force -5
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Snake's Fangs 2 to 3 hits of heavy gun damage and 60% bind to multiple foes.
Tathlum Shot Medium gun damage to one foe.
Zionga Medium elec damage to one foe.
Marin Karin 50% charm to one foe.

Race Level HP MP
Strength 39
Dexterity 69
Magic 57
Agility 54
Luck 46
Femme 39 420 189
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- Resist - - Null Weak - -
Ailment Resistance None
Normal Attack Phys x1-3, 1 enemy
Required quest [Ast] Collect Radar Component
Skill Affinities Gun Gun +3 · Electricity Electricity +3 · Ailment Ailment +2 · Force Force -5
Special fusion Lady Pele + Drake Basilisk + Snake Vouivre
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Snake's Fangs 24 MP 2 to 3 hits of heavy gun damage and 60% bind to multiple foes. Innate
Marin Karin 5 MP 50% charm to one foe. Innate
Mazionga 24 MP Medium elec damage to all foes. Innate
Gun Pleroma Auto Boosts gun attack by 25%. 40
Grand Tack 11 MP Heavy gun damage to one foe. 41
Ziodyne 20 MP Heavy elec damage to one foe. 43

Race Level HP MP
Strength 43
Dexterity 75
Magic 60
Agility 58
Luck 50
Femme 43 448 201
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- Resist - - Null - - -
Ailment Resistance None
Normal Attack Phys x1-3, 1 enemy
Required quest A Godslayer Needs Demons DLC (ћ7660)
Skill Affinities Gun Gun +3 · Electricity Electricity +3 · Ailment Ailment +2 · Force Force -5
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Snake's Fangs 24 MP 2 to 3 hits of heavy gun damage and 60% bind to multiple foes. Innate
Grand Tack 11 MP Heavy gun damage to one foe. Innate
Ziodyne 20 MP Heavy elec damage to one foe. Innate
Mazionga 24 MP Medium elec damage to all foes. Innate
Charge 9 MP Multiplies user's next physical or gun damage by 2.5. Innate
Gun Pleroma Auto Boosts gun attack by 25%. Innate
Resist Force Auto Reduces force damage. Innate

Last Bible[edit | edit source]

Medusa LB.PNG
Level HP MP NOA DEF STR INT END SPD LUC
35 270 83 1 15 15 15 15 15
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Impact 2 8 MP Force damage to a group of enemies
Geo 2 MP Weak elec damage to a 1 enemy


Last Bible III[edit | edit source]

Medusa LB 3.PNG
Level HP MP ATK DEF STR INT END SPD LUC
34 398 174 94 54 18 17 17 12 12
Equipment Equips All Card Location Megalopolis
List of Skills
Diarahan Makaranda Makarakarn


Majin Tensei[edit | edit source]

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Race Level HP MP Mv Range Mv Type Atk Type CP
Tyrant 43 408 232 9 Flat Close + Paralysis + Poison -
Strength Magic Technique Defense Agility Luck
20 15 11 17 10 5
Magic Skills
Skill Effect
Bufu Light Ice damage
Bufula Medium Ice damage
Mabufu Medium Ice damage


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

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Race Level HP MP Mv Range Mv Type Atk Range MAG
Yoma 65 326 240 7 Walk 1 975
St Ma In Ag Lu Atk P.Def M.Atk M.Def Hit Eva Crt
24 24 28 23 8 106 26 89 109 105 19 19
List of Skills
Skill Power Range Cost Target Effect
Diarahan - 0-1 80 MP 1 Ally Heals target's HP fully
Petra - 1 35 MP Single Gives Stone status to one enemy
Diarahan - 0-1 80 MP 1 Ally Heals target's HP fully
Dicarm - 0-7 35 MP 1 Ally Recover some HP for a faraway ally
Glare 0 1 M. Extra Multi 80% chance to inflict Stone
Rampage 150% 1 P. Extra Multi Deals damage


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

Race Alignment Level HP MP CP
Femme Neutral-Chaos 30 603 178 42
Intuition Will Power Magic Intelligence Divine Protection
22 15 19 11 18
Strength Stamina Agility Dexterity Charm
31 38 29 12 29
List of Skills
Poison Scratch Eye Force Paralysis Bite
Petra Eye Mahazanma Mediarama


Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Medusa in Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse makes numerous comments about being more beautiful than she was in Shin Megami Tensei IV.


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