Nergal is a demon in the series.

History[edit | edit source]

Nergal, also known as Erra or Meslamtaea, was the god most frequently described as the ruler of the the Mesopotamian underworld, referred as either Kur or Irkalla, as well as a god of war and disease, sometimes described simply as a god of inflicted death.[1] His main cult center was the city of Kutha, though he was popular all over ancient Mesopotamia. While many myths portray him as an unruly, chaotic deity with little respect for most of the other gods, he was frequently invoked in apotropaic rituals meant to ward off misfortune. He was also described as a punisher of evildoers.[2] In at least one text he was referred to as the "sunset king" because of the belief that at night the sun traveled through the underworld.[3] Some scholars therefore identified Nergal himself as a solar deity in the past.[4] However, modern research generally only views the planet Mars as Nergal's astral aspect.[5]

Nergal's main myths are the Epic of Erra, detailing his exploits in war, and Nergal and Ereshkigal, explaining the origin of his marriage to Ereshkigal, who was also a goddess of the underworld herself. It's possible the second myth was meant to reconcile two conflicting views on the underworld by making the central deities featured in them husband and wife. Unlike the ever popular Nergal, Ereshkigal only had a limited cult, and in fact one of the few known temples dedicated to her was located in Nergal's city, Kutha.[6] Other goddesses, for example Inanna's vizier Ninshubur, were also sometimes viewed as Nergal's wives.[7] His parents were Enlil and Ninil.

Nergal, like Ares and Mars, was sometimes associated with the planet Mars, which to the Mesopotamians was an ill omen associated with war and other calamities. His other symbols were the bull, the lion and a lion-headed mace.

Due to Nergal's fearsome nature he is known as a demon in popular culture, sometimes being identified with Satan. Colin DePlancy cites him as a spy in service of Beelzebub and chief of Hell's secret police.[8]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Profile[edit | edit source]

Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse[edit | edit source]

Nergal can teach Nanashi the Hades Blast and Berserker God skills through his Demon Whisper. He benefits from learning ailment, Physical and Darkness skills.

DemiKids Light & Dark[edit | edit source]

"A demon protected by dark armor that can extinguish flames."

Known as Nergul.

Devil Children Fire/Ice Book[edit | edit source]

Nergal is the second boss fought in the Ice Book bonus dungeon the Deep Hole. Upon defeat he joins the party.

Devil Survivor 2[edit | edit source]

"The god of the netherworld in Sumerian lore. Originally, he was the god of pestilence and war who lived in the heavens.
While there, he refused to kneel to the messenger of Ereshkigal, goddess of the underworld. He was summoned there with 14 demons given to him by his father Ea. He intended to kill Ereshkigal with his sword, but she promised to become his wife and give him the netherworld's throne, so he spared her."
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 compendium

Stats[edit | edit source]

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

Race Alignment Level HP MP
Strength 50
Magic 47
Vitality 43
Agility 50
Luck 48
Reaper Dark-Neutral 76 610
335
Attack Type Physical Gun Fire Ice Electricity Wind Expel Curse Almighty
Single Foe/1/Physical/None - - Strong Weak - - Null Null -
Poison Paralyze Stone Strain Sleep Charm Mute Fear Bomb Rage
Null Null - - - - - - - -
Natural Skills
Mudoon Hamaon Heaven's Bow
D-Source Skills
Recarm Mahamaon Mamudoon
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Shin Megami Tensei IV[edit | edit source]

Race Level HP MP
Strength 88
Dexterity 88
Magic 88
Agility 88
Luck 88
Reaper 82 644 288
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - Resist Weak - - Null Null
Ailment Resistance -
Normal Attack Phys x1, 1 enemy
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Hamaon 10 MP 55% instantly kills one foe. Light-type. Innate
Heaven's Bow 26 MP Heavy gun damage to all foes. Innate
Mudoon 10 MP 55% instantly kills one foe. Dark-type. 83


Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse[edit | edit source]

Race Level HP MP
Strength 123
Dexterity 83
Magic 51
Agility 76
Luck 97
Reaper 81 786 246
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - Resist Weak - Null Resist Repel
Ailment Resistance None
Normal Attack Phys x1, 1 enemy
Skill Affinities Ailment Ailment +5 · Physical Physical +4 · Dark Dark +3 · Support Support -2 · Ice Ice -3
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Pandemic Bomb 15 MP 70% sick to all foes. Innate
Hades Blast 42 MP Heavy physical damage to all foes. Innate
Berserker God 13 MP Heavy physical damage to one foe. 83
Null Light Auto Nullifies light damage. 84


Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner[edit | edit source]

Nergal Devil Summoner.png
Race Level HP MP St In Ma Vi Ag Lu
Tyrant 73 723 458 21 19 21 17 20 13
CP NOA Personality P.ATK P.HIT B.DEF AVD M.ATK M.DEF
90 2-3 Calm 188 137 180 136 51 69
List of Skills
Mudoon Hamaon Mabufula


Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers[edit | edit source]

Nergal DSSH.png
Race Level HP MP St In Ma En Ag Lu
Tyrant 73 728 306 21 19 21 17 20 13
CP MAG Summon Personality P.ATK P.HIT B.DEF AVD M.ATK M.HIT
30 2327 Calm 188 116 196 115 191 58
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
- - - Phys Magic
List of Skills
Mudoon Hamaon Paral Web
Mabufula


DemiKids Light & Dark[edit | edit source]

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Class Element Type Level HP MP Exp
King Dark Boss 36 371 165 539
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
35 30 28 34 33 30
List of Skills
Skill Element Cost Effect
Shockburst Thunder 10 MP Medium dmg. 1 Foe
Hex Bind Dark 35 MP Hit +Paralyze. 1 Foe
Heal All Light 12 MP Minor HP recovery. Party
Shockdeus Thunder 8 MP Small dmg. 2 Foes
Silence Dark 6 MP Mute. 1 Foe
Healmax Light 20 MP Full HP recovery. 1 Ally


Devil Children Fire/Ice Book[edit | edit source]

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Class Type Race Level HP MP Exp
King Fire Boss 53 580 255 1752
Attack Guard Magic M Guard Speed Luck
52 50 54 52 50 49
List of Skills
Maragidyne Exploding Claw Samarecarm
Diarahan Marvelous Dance Countdown


Devil Survivor 2[edit | edit source]

Race Level HP MP
Strength 26
Magic 28
Vitality 20
Agility 23
Tyrant 81 616
348
Racial / Auto Skill Physical Phys Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Curse Curse
Blood Treaty Reflect Resist * Resist * Resist * Resist * Null
Passive Skills
Anti-All
I am the Tyrant Nergal. The sword that conquered the underworld is thine.
...Very well. Thou shall see for thyself the alteration of mine power.


Gallery[edit | edit source]

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