"What wilt thou gain by fighting me, god of death and meaninglessness? Doth more meaninglessness await a meaningless battle, or will it be answered by creation? Regardless, I shall destroy thee. On this stage where Death playeth its music, I shall scatter the embers of thy life."
Mot. also known as Mavet, is the Canaanite and Semitic god of death, infertility, drought and the Underworld who lives in the throne city which goes by the name Hemry, a pit is his throne, and Filth is the land of his heritage. He was worshipped by the people of Ugarit, by the Phoenicians, and also by the Hebrews of the Old Testament. In Ugaritic myth, Mot is a personification of Death.
He is one of the sons of the high god El, he was the chief antagonist of the rain god Baal Hadad, whose life-giving waters brought fertility to the land. Mot was the Lord of the desert dryness, the underworld, and all that is opposed to life.
According the Baal Cycle, Mot was called the "Darling of El" and was one of the primary actors in the annual fertility cycle. In this drama, Baal had defeated Ym and established his throne on Mount Saphon. A struggle then ensued, in which Baal and Mot battled for supremacy. Mot would continuously attempt to devour the Baal every few years. This exchange continued for a time until Mot's own father threatened to overturn his throne if the conflict did not end.
"The Canaanite god of death. Every year he attempts to kill Baal, the god of fertility, only to see him raised from the dead with the help of Baal's sister, Anat."
—Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne compendium
Mot appears as one of the Assembly of Nihilo's generals, guarding the Diet Building at Nagata-Cho. Along with Surt, Mithra and Mada, Mot twisted the Diet into a maze of wandering halls, fake doors and optical illusions. Following the defeat of his Nihilo comrades, Mot confronted the Demi-fiend in a hallway of statues. The Demi-fiend needs to pinpoint the right one among the fake statues, otherwise they will be teleported back. The hint is the reflection on the floor.
In the boss battle, Mot is scripted to cast the Beast Eye skill to increase his Press Icon in a considerable high frequency mixed with Makakaja to buff his magic power and Megidolaon, a very powerful Almighty spell which targets all enemies. The Demi-fiend is best advised to use both buff and debuff spells in order to waste his Press Icons to cast Dekunda instead of casting Beast Eye and cause his attacks to miss. Mot is immune or strong to all elementals except for Electricity, which is his weakness.
"A god of Ugaritic mythology, mentioned in documents unearthed at the ancient city of Ugarit. His name means "death" or "desolation." Mot rules over death and the dry season. He is the opposite number of Baal, the god of the harvest. Mot and Baal are brothers, and are sometimes described as twins or alter egos who arose from the same source. The battle between Mot and Baal signifies the changing of seasons between wet and dry in the Canaan region. Mot himself is the underworld, and his mouth is the gate. Once a living being passes through his mouth, there is no escape. He offers peace to all creatures in the form of death. He was also worshiped as a god of plants, the one who gave the land the power to support life."
—Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE compendium
Mot is the special plug-in obtainable to those that finish the first sixteen acts within the main storyline as neutral. Unlike the other two early alignment plug-ins, players do not receive an inexperienced variant and do not encounter him as a boss or NPC during the main acts. He appears later as a miniboss within the instanced boss area of Zoushigiya Cemetary.
Mot is the demon attempting to invade the living world in the Case File, The Prince of Darkness. A Volt Order demon must be used in the Catholic Church in order to make the spot where he plans to invade appear. Several waves of Lady Zombies, Ukobachs, Selkets, Mezukis, Gozukis and five Ikusas must be fought before he appears. When Mot arrives he offers Raidou a chance to join him and gain eternal life as the worlds of life and death shall soon be merged. When he realizes that Raidou is a devil summoner, he attacks. Beating Mot earns Raidou a Rakiri. Mot later appears as a random demon in the Akarana Corridor.
Mot was used against Shadow Naoto to block an incoming Ziodyne and in an attempt to defeat her. Mot used Mudoon by Rise's suggestion, thinking Shadow Naoto has slowed down somehow and has a higher chance of instantly being defeated. The attack failed and Shadow Naoto shot Yu with Galgalim Eyes, causing him to age. Mot represents the bond between Yu and Hisano Kuroda.
In the True Ending special, Mot appears to attack Margaret'sLoki using Mudoon, as well as bring a message of support to Yu from Hisano.
Mot initially appears as a Shadow sub-boss in Futaba's Palace. The party must defeat him to advance further into the Palace. This boss may use a skill called Trapped Rat to transform a party member into a rat. Affected party members will be rattled and unable to take action. Mot will also summon Lamia as backup during the fight.