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This article is about the various Appearances of Nyx in the Megami Tensei series. For it's Avatar in Persona 3, see Nyx Avatar.

Nyx is a demon in the series.

History

Nyx is the primordial goddess and personification of the night from Greek mythology. Originally said that she was born from chaos and her name means "the mother night." Versions of her birth and origins vary, but one interpretation has her as a creator goddess, laying a silver egg that produces the gods responsible for the creation of the world.

She is depicted as a goddess draped in long flowing black robes that are coated with the void of space and glimmering distant stars. Her appearances in mythology are sparse, but reveal her as a figure of exceptional power. In ancient art Nyx was depicted as a either a winged goddess or charioteer, sometimes crowned with an aureole of dark mists.

One account details Zeus' fear of Nyx is when Hypnos, the god of sleep, reminds Hera of an old favor after she asks him to put Zeus to sleep. Zeus was furious and would have smitten Hypnos into the sea if he had not fled to Nyx, his mother, in fear. In fact, the king of the gods was fearful to the point where he held his fury at bay and in this way Hypnos escaped the wrath of Zeus by appealing to his powerful mother.

She gave birth to many offspring, including Light (Aether), Day (Hemera), Death (Thanatos), Sleep (Hypnos), Doom (Moros), Retribution (Nemesis) the Moirae Sisters alongside many others. In some accounts, the goddess of witchcraft, Hecate was also called the daughter of Night.

Appearances

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Shin Megami Tensei: if...

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Nyx is a level 51 demon aligned with Neutral-Neutral. Her sprite is a modification of Titania.

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne

"The goddess of the night in Greek mythology. She was born out of Chaos and gave birth to many offspring, including light (Aether), day (Hemera), death (Thanatos) and the Moirae Sisters among others."
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne compendium

Nyx is an enemy in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne. She belongs to the Night Race and can be recruited or summoned once the Demi-fiend has reached Level 70 or above. She has strong affinities towards all magic. Another Nyx can also be seen in Ginza, where she owns a lounge. She appears to be a respected and helpful figure who advises the Demi-fiend to enter the Nihilo base located outside of Ginza via forging an alliance with the Mantra and tells him the way of reaching there.

Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE

Nyx acts as a boss during the New Moon phase in Shinagawa's ice caves instance. Players can obtain her fusion plugin by giving the red heels drop from the end chest to a Jack Frost NPC in the dungeon's lobby.

Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers

"The goddess of night in Greek mythology. Born from Chaos, she was conceived with a silver egg, from which the creator-god was born."
Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers 3DS compendium

Megami Ibunroku Persona

Appearing under the name Night Queen, Nyx appears as the true antagonist for the Snow Queen Quest. Her ultimate goal is to create an "eternal night" and uses the Snow Queen Curse as a means of being brought back into the world. When the Demon Mirror is used to free Ms. Saeko, the Snow Queen comes to her senses, causing the now-free Night Queen Persona to show herself. Appearing briefly with her are two unnamed, but recognizable characters from the SEBEC Quest of the game in masks; the Masked Girl indicates she wishes to destroy the school and created the world they are currently in, and the Masked Man humors the girl, but seems to be following his own objectives. The Night Queen merges with the two becoming Queen Asura for the final battle, but is defeated.

Queen Asura is a member of the Tyrant Order in Megami Ibunroku Persona, but her Order was changed to Deity in both the Japanese and English versions of Shin Megami Tensei: Persona.

Persona 3

In Persona 3 Nyx is the final boss of The Journey, although gameplay-wise the final boss is the Nyx Avatar.

The Persona 3 Club Book explains that Nyx is a celestial-body sized alien called a Planet Eater. Nyx crashed into prehistoric Earth where her body and psyche were separated, with her body becoming the Moon and her psyche staying on Earth. Her "wave-like psyche" existed in contradiction to the psyche of early humans on Earth, so humanity evolved to seal Nyx within the Collective Unconscious as their Shadows. The Fall is when of both Nyx parts which would, if rejoined, rip the Shadows out of the living creatures on Earth while simultaneously destroying Earth. This process is kicked underway by the events of Persona 3.

Nyx lies in hibernation and can only be called by the Appraiser of the Fall, which happens to be the incarnation of the Arcana that was never meant to be: Death. When the Kirijo Group was experimenting on Shadows, Mitsuru's grandfather, along with several scientists, knew about the Fall and willingly embraced it. They eventually succeeded in amassing a large amount of Shadows within the experimental facility and rejuvenated Death. However, Eiichiro Takeba declined and destroyed the facilities, causing Death to be forcibly split into thirteen separate Shadows. Defeating the individual parts would cause them to reunite with the "main" thirteenth Shadow, which was sealed within the protagonist. Death, while within the protagonist's mind, assumed the amnesiac identity of Pharos. Therefore, it is not until the protagonist defeats the remaining twelve Shadows that Death is rejuvenated and reawakened.

Death would then take the form of Ryoji Mochizuki, who was responsible for summoning Nyx and becoming the harbinger of the Fall until Aigis fought him on the Moonlight Bridge, reawakening him to his mission. He would later become the avatar of Nyx. After the protagonist manages to fend off Nyx Avatar, the avatar proceeds to connect to Nyx's true physical body, the Moon. As she descends to Earth, SEES was rendered immobile, leaving only the protagonist immune to her effect. Through the cheering of SEES and his friends' along with the people's will to live, the protagonist ascended to the Moon and battled Nyx failingly, where he used the Universe Arcana's ability(The Great Seal) to repair the weakened seal on Nyx's psyche by turning his own life essence into the seal once again keeping the two parts separate sealing Nyx away by keeping Erebus from alerting her to combine.

It is also mentioned in the guidebook that the Nyx in Persona 3 is named after the Greek goddess of the same name. In Greek mythology Nyx embodied a powerful Mother-Archetype, so the being was named after her due to humanity feeling they were all her children. Conversely, gods and demons emerge from humans as another means to defend their psyche from Nyx. Negative emotions can also help weaken the seal on her psyche, with events like P3's Fall having happened before.

Nyx is not a manifestation of a collective thought (unlike Nyarlathotep, Izanami, Yaldabaoth or Enlil), but an almighty, astronomical entity who appeared from outer space.

The Answer

Nyx was briefly mentioned in the playable epilogue of Persona 3 FES, The Answer. It is later revealed that Nyx herself is neither hostile nor malevolent and that she was alerted to start the Fall from the sorrow, depression, and apathy of humankind represented by Erebus. Upon returning to the time where the protagonist seals Nyx, it is revealed that the protagonist is not planning to seal Nyx away from humanity, but Erebus, to stop a manifestation of humanity's negative will and grief from contacting her to bring the Fall.

Stats

Shin Megami Tensei II

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Race Alignment Level HP MP
Night Neutral-Neutral 47 277 245
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
61 1 116 86 104 86 19 16
St 11
In 12
Ma 16
Vi 5
Ag 11
Lu 11
Drop Onyx Inherit Ailment Moon Aff J
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc For Nrv Exp Crs Mgc Bnd Rsh Hnd Leg Fly Alm
1.5× 1.5× Dr ½Dr Dr ½Dr Nu Nu Nu Nu Nu 1.5× 1.5× 1.5× 1.5× 1.5×
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Tentarafoo 14 MP Small nerve damage, inflicts Panic ailment, all foes.
Dormina 3 MP Inflicts Sleep ailment, 1-3 foes.
Marin Karin 6 MP Inflicts Charm ailment, one foe.
Samarecarm 24 MP Revives with full HP, one ally.
Dark Breath 12 MP Raises all allies' defense and magic.


Shin Megami Tensei: if...

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Race Alignment Level HP MP
Night Neutral-Neutral 51 431 466
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
41 1 126 94 122 94 25 20
St 12
In 15
Ma 22
Vi 10
Ag 12
Lu 12
Drop Onyx Inherit Curse
Resistances Drains magic.
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc For Nrv Exp Crs Mgc Bnd Rsh Hnd Leg Fly Alm
1.5× 1.5× Dr ½Dr Dr ½Dr Nu Nu Nu Nu Nu 1.5× 1.5× 1.5× 1.5× -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Dormina 3 MP Inflicts Sleep ailment to 1-3 foes. (Nerve-type)
Mamudo 15 MP Chance of inflicting instant death, all foes.
Samarecarm 24 MP Revives with full HP, one ally.
Dark Breath 12 MP Raises all allies' defense and magic.
Ice Breath 8 MP Light Ice damage to 1-3 foes.


Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne

Race Level HP MP
Strength 15
Magic 27
Vitality 17
Agility 16
Luck 15
Night 70 522
291
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
- - - Magic -
Obtainable Normal recruit or fusion
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect Level
Dormina 9 MP 30% sleep to all foes. Mind-type. Innate
Makarakarn 45 MP Creates shields which repel non-almighty magic attack for all allies.
Shield lasts one turn or until it has blocked one attack.
Innate
Eternal Rest 16 MP 100% instant kill to all sleeping foes. Mind-type. Innate
Debilitate 48 MP Decreases attack, defense and agility all by 1 level, all foes. 71
Mana Drain 2 MP Drains a small amount of MP from one foe. Almighty-type. 72
Glacial Blast 25 MP Heavy ice damage and 15% freeze to random foes. 73
Fire Drain Passive Equipper drains fire attacks. Overrides immunity, resistance and weakness. 74


Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers

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Race Level HP MP St In Ma En Ag Lu
Night 56 430 196 9 15 20 10 12 7
CP MAG Summon Personality P.ATK P.HIT B.DEF AVD M.ATK M.HIT
12 889 Dumb 130 88 148 87 177 50
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
- - - Magic Gun, Skill
List of Skills
Mazionga Paralama Tetraja
Silent Whisper


Megami Ibunroku Persona

  • Stats and skills change depending on which of the three heads is facing the party.

QueenAsuraCentralHead.jpg
Order Type Subtype Level HP SP
Tyrant / Deity Normal Normal 99 15000 (shared) 9999 (shared)
MAtk MDef
Strength 75
Vitality 55
Dexterity 99
Agility 75
Luck 21
212 166
Traits None
1h 2h Sp Ax Wp Th Ar Fs HG MG SG Ri Te Ru
14 14 14 14
Fi Ic Wi Er El Nc Bl Gr Ex Mi De Cu Nr ???
14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 Nu - Nu - 34 2.5×
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Maragidyne Heavy Fire damage (all foes)
Mabufudyne Heavy Ice damage+Freeze (all foes)
Mazandyne Heavy Blast damage (all foes)
Maziodyne Heavy Elec damage+Shock (all foes)

QueenAsuraRightHead.jpg
Order Type Subtype Level HP SP
Tyrant / Deity Normal Normal 99 15000 (shared) 9999 (shared)
MAtk MDef
Strength 99
Vitality 41
Dexterity 71
Agility 48
Luck 75
188 168
Traits None
1h 2h Sp Ax Wp Th Ar Fs HG MG SG Ri Te Ru
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fi Ic Wi Er El Nc Bl Gr Ex Mi De Cu Nr ???
- - - - - - - - Nu Nu Nu 34 2.5×
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Decover No HP recovery for 3 turns (1 foe)
Desanga No Persona change for 3 turns (1 foe)
Petrama Inflicts Stone status (1 foe)
Nervma Inflict Sick status (1 foe)
Makakaja Raises Magic (all allies)

QueenAsuraLeftHead.jpg
Order Type Subtype Level HP SP
Tyrant / Deity Normal Normal 99 15000 (shared) 9999 (shared)
MAtk MDef
Strength 75
Vitality 99
Dexterity 71
Agility 75
Luck 54
166 192
Traits None
1h 2h Sp Ax Wp Th Ar Fs HG MG SG Ri Te Ru
14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14
Fi Ic Wi Er El Nc Bl Gr Ex Mi De Cu Nr ???
Nu Nu Nu 34 2.5×
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Rakukaja Raises Defense (all allies)
Dekaja Removes stat bonuses (all foes)
Diarama Restores moderate HP (1 ally)
Symphony of Lament Inflicts Guilt status (all foes)
All Guard Nullfies all attacks for one turn (self)

Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner 2

Race Level HP MP Drops
Nether 48 312 396 -
Reflects Absorbs Void Resists Weak
Electricity - Ice, Death Ailments Fire
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Bufudyne Heavy ice damage and freeze on one foe.
Cold Wave Medium ice damage and freeze on random foes.
Ziodyne Heavy electric damage and shock on one foe.
Dormina 41% inflicts sleep (nerve-type) on all foes.
Calm Death Kills all sleeping foes instantly.
Magic Repel Party repels non-almighty magical attacks for 1 turn.


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