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===Second Stage===
 
===Second Stage===
For the next stage, what happens depends on the route the player has chosen.
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If the player is on the Anguished One's route, the Anguished One is sealed and prevented from taking any actions outside of skirmishes. The player has to attack and defeat Polaris to move on to the next stage.
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If the player is on the Anguished One's route, the Anguished One is sealed and prevented from taking any actions outside of skirmishes. The player has to attack and defeat Polaris to move on to the next stage.
   
If the player is on Yamato's route, the player simply has to defeat some summoned demons. This is also done on Ronaldo's route, but the player must also defend civilians at the same time.
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If the player is on Yamato's route, the player simply has to defeat some summoned demons. This is also done on Ronaldo's route, but the player must also defend civilians at the same time.
   
 
If the player is on Daichi's route and chose to restore the world, Shadow forms of the Demon Tamers are summoned, mocking the player's choice, and they must be defeated to proceed. If the player has chosen to kill Polaris on that route instead, Polaris decides that their will to fight stems from the protagonist and summons several demon teams to attack the protagonist. Polaris must be attacked and defeated to proceed, but from this point on in the battle, if the protagonist is dead a game over is issued.
 
If the player is on Daichi's route and chose to restore the world, Shadow forms of the Demon Tamers are summoned, mocking the player's choice, and they must be defeated to proceed. If the player has chosen to kill Polaris on that route instead, Polaris decides that their will to fight stems from the protagonist and summons several demon teams to attack the protagonist. Polaris must be attacked and defeated to proceed, but from this point on in the battle, if the protagonist is dead a game over is issued.
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*Polaris' predecessors ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thuban Thuban] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vega Vega] are stars that acted as the pole star in ancient times. Kawkab, however, means planet in Arabic and is very likely a mistranslation of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kochab Kochab], an actual previous pole star. Eli is instead a variant on the name of God as spoken in Arabic, Hebrew, and Aramaic.
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Revision as of 10:16, April 18, 2012

Polaris Second Stage Formation (Both Screens)

Polaris, forming into it's second stage.

"The darkly prospering days of man have reached an end.
You who have strayed from the cycle of the stars will leave not a trace of your existence.
But fear not. You will no longer feel anything..."
—Game Over sequence, presumably narrated by Polaris

Polaris is the final boss of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2. It is a godlike entity that resides in the Akasha Stratum, and has access to the Akashic Records, allowing it to edit the fate of multiple universes. It has inherited the Heavenly Throne from its predecessors, Kawkab, Thuban and Vega, with Eli being its direct successor. This implies that Polaris is actually a member of an alien race, rather than a unique being.

Appearances

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2

Profile

Devil Survivor 2

Last Day Sunday's Fruition

It has deemed the mankind as corrupted and irredeemable, and thus used the Void to gradually destroy and remake the world. When the Dragon Stream's barrier over Japan prevents the advance of the Void, Polaris sent the Septentriones to attack and destroy the radio towers projecting these barriers. The Anguished One reveals that once all the Septentriones have been defeated, the path to Polaris will open and allow mankind an audience with Polaris. However, Polaris will only listen to the will of mankind, rather than the wishes of a single person, and thus the protagonist ends up convincing as many of the Demon Tamers as possible to join the cause he supports.

Polaris is fought at the end of the game, regardless of which route the player picks. What happens afterwards, however, depends on the route. If the player picked Yamato's or Ronaldo's route, Polaris will remake the world according to their ideals. If the player picked Daichi's route, Polaris will either rewind time to before the invasion, or it will be killed by the party, breaking mankind from its cycle of destruction and rebirth. If the player sided with the Anguished One, Polaris is defeated and the Anguished One takes his place on the Heavenly Throne, recreating a world overseen by a benevolent god.

Battle

First Stage

If the player is on the Anguished One's route, the Anguished One must be dispatched, and must survive throughout the entire battle. As the Anguished One cannot overthrow Polaris himself (or even damage him, for that matter), a game over is also issued if all other human leaders are defeated.

The fight with Polaris comes in 3 stages. During the first stage, Polaris is effectively immune to everything save Almighty, being capable of reflecting Physical attacks and nullifying every elemental attack, in addition to possessing several powerful attacks of his own, several powerful skills, and infinite range. Instead, the player has to weaken him by the defeating the Guardian Stars scattered across the battlefield, gradually reducing his offensive and defensive capabilities, before being able to attack Polaris himself.

Polaris carries a unique skill called "Heaven's Wrath", which deals almighty damage for each Guardian that exists on the field. Therefore, the player must destroy all Guardians in order to minimize the damage. Unfortunately, after several turns, a defeated Guardian will be resurrected. However, Polaris will not recover its offensive and defensive capabilities that were lost after the defeat of a Guardian.

Second Stage

For the next stage, what happens depends on the route the player has chosen.

If the player is on the Anguished One's route, the Anguished One is sealed and prevented from taking any actions outside of skirmishes. The player has to attack and defeat Polaris to move on to the next stage.

If the player is on Yamato's route, the player simply has to defeat some summoned demons. This is also done on Ronaldo's route, but the player must also defend civilians at the same time.

If the player is on Daichi's route and chose to restore the world, Shadow forms of the Demon Tamers are summoned, mocking the player's choice, and they must be defeated to proceed. If the player has chosen to kill Polaris on that route instead, Polaris decides that their will to fight stems from the protagonist and summons several demon teams to attack the protagonist. Polaris must be attacked and defeated to proceed, but from this point on in the battle, if the protagonist is dead a game over is issued.

Final Stage

For the final stage, Polaris takes on a more bulky form, composed of 3 parts, labelled Polaris A, B, and Ab. Polaris A, the main body, is capable of firing Supernova, a large laser which inflicts Almighty damage to all teams standing in its line of sight. Fortunately, there are 3 conditions to take note regarding Polaris' Supernova:

  1. Polaris always telegraphs the attack by using Star Compression the turn before.
  2. Polaris always rests for a turn after firing Supernova.
  1. Polaris only uses Star Compression if no team is within 3 squares of him, otherwise he will simply engage that team in combat.

Polaris B, his right shoulder, possesses strong Physical strength along with infinite range, and Polaris Ab, his left shoulder, constantly summons another demon team (via Magnetite Conversion) into the battlefield each time it gets a turn. Only Polaris A needs to be defeated to end the battle, but Polaris B and Ab will increase the difficulty in defeating Polaris A by increasing his offensive and defensive strength respectively. Polaris is also capable of reviving Polaris B and Ab if they are defeated.

If the player is on the Anguished One's route or has chosen to kill Polaris on Daichi's route, Polaris B and Ab have their Racial Skills altered to give all Polaris bodies access to Double Extra and a Beast Eye ability, making both of them a greater threat to whoever gets attacked by any part of Polaris.

Stats

First & Second Stage

In routes where you need to attack Polaris during the second stage, his resistances and skills from the first stage carry over. Template:DeSur2Stats

Guardian (Phys)

Defeating this Guardian reduces Polaris' Physical resistance to Strong. Template:DeSur2Stats

Guardian (Fire)

Defeating this Guardian removes Polaris' Fire resistance. Template:DeSur2Stats

Guardian (Ice)

Defeating this Guardian removes Polaris' Ice resistance. Template:DeSur2Stats

Guardian (Elec)

Defeating this Guardian removes Polaris' Elec resistance.Template:DeSur2Stats

Guardian (Force)

Defeating this Guardian removes Polaris' Force resistance. Template:DeSur2Stats

Guardian (Recovery)

Defeating this Guardian removes Polaris' Victory Cry skill. Template:DeSur2Stats

Guardian (Almighty)

Defeating this Guardian removes Polaris' Anti-Almighty skill. Template:DeSur2Stats

Final Stage (Restorer, Egalitarian, or Meritorious ending)

Polaris A

The main body which focuses on using Star Compression to set up a subsequent Supernova. Template:DeSur2Stats

Polaris B

The right "limb" which focuses on picking off opposing teams using Physical attacks with its infinite range. Its Heaven Spear ability increases the damage Polaris A does to humans. Template:DeSur2Stats

Polaris Ab

The left "limb" which capitalizes on Magnetite Conversion to spawn new demon teams. Its Heaven Shield ability protects Polaris A from demons' attacks. Template:DeSur2Stats

Final Stage (Liberator or Kingmaker ending)

Polaris A

The main body which focuses on using Star Compression to set up a subsequent Supernova. Template:DeSur2Stats

Polaris B

The right "limb" which focuses on picking off opposing teams using Physical attacks with its infinite range. Its Bounty Spear ability grants all Polaris bodies access to Double Extra. Template:DeSur2Stats

Polaris Ab

The left "limb" which capitalizes on Magnetite Conversion to spawn new demon teams. Its Bounty Shield skill grants all Polaris bodies a Beast Eye ability. Template:DeSur2Stats


Trivia

  • Polaris' predecessors (Thuban and Vega are stars that acted as the pole star in ancient times. Kawkab, however, means planet in Arabic and is very likely a mistranslation of Kochab, an actual previous pole star. Eli is instead a variant on the name of God as spoken in Arabic, Hebrew, and Aramaic.


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