Powers, also known as Authorities, are the sixth of the nine orders of angel. It is said that they were the first order to be created. The powers are the bearers of conscience and the keepers of history. Their duty is to oversee the distribution of power among humankind, hence their name. They are academically driven and are concerned with ideology, philosophy, theology, religion and documents pertaining to those studies. Powers are the brain trusts; a group of experts who serve as advisers and policy planners. They are also the warrior angels created to be completely loyal to God. Some believe that no power has ever fallen from grace, but another theory states that Satan was the chief of the powers before he fell. In Asian regions, their title translates to "Angel of Capability" (能天使, Noutenshi)?.
"Origin: Israel. They are the third of the middle angels. Their name means 'power of God' and they are called the angels of victory. They patrol Heaven's corridors to ward off invasions by demons. They are the frontline soldiers of God's army, which puts them most at risk of being tainted. It is thus said that many of the fallen angels were once Powers."
—Shin Megami Tensei A-Mode DDS dictionary
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
Like Dominions and other angels, Powers support Yosuga. They appear as enemies in the ruins of Mifunashiro. A Dominion and a Power together can be found conversing there, and will ask the Demi-fiend whether they are also disgusted by the Manikin's desires for a world in which all are equal (answering in the affirmative will give considerable Yosuga points). Later, a Power which has been defeated by Noah is found in the Tower of Kagutsuchi. In battle, the Red Rider will summon Powers (up to two) whenever possible.
Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE
"The sixth class of angels, members of the Second Sphere. Their name signifies the power of God. They are also known as "Dynamis" and "Polantias". Powers are tasked by their masters with destroying sinners who defy Heaven. They serve largely as holy soldiers, seen as capable of both good and evil. This is because they have the most contact with devils, compared to any other type of angel and thus are the most prone to fall from grace. They patrol the corridors of Heaven, always ready to stand on the front lines and defend Heaven from demons and other enemies. Powers have a spiritual awareness four levels higher than humans. They help protect law and order in the natural world. They also took part in the Creation and serve as spiritual guides to all humanity. Camuel, leader of the Powers, commands one million of these angels, while Raphael, one of the four Archangels, oversees the class."
—Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE compendium
Power appears as a boss in the Celu Tower Inspection instance as well as an enemy in Suginami Tunnels' gold instance. In Celu Tower, it takes the form of a robed old man who lives with his master inside the tower.
Power's shield can be acquired through a drop from the Powers that spawn with Raphael's field boss or in the Catacombs in Shinagawa. This item is called Gospel and grants a player the power to use specific expel affinity attacks when equipped.
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey
"The sixth of the nine orders of angels. They are said to be the first line of defense in the hallways of Heaven to prevent demons from entering."
—Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey compendium
Mastema presents a Power for Zelenin to control upon learning of her fear of demons in Sector Carina. She remains reluctant to use it in combat, however, and after it fails to protect her from Asura's attempts to bend her to his will, she ceased to openly summon it, instead choosing to rely primarily on the Strike Team members to protect her.
In the Challenge Quest "Escorting Your Comrade," Power is one of the angels that will be patrolling Naraku in order to prevent Flynn from escorting Navarre to safety.
Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse
Power can evolve from Principality upon reaching level 30. He can teach Nanashi the Javelin Rain, Diarama and Megido skills through his Demon Whisper. Power benefits from learning Physical, Gun, Light and Almighty skills. Upon reaching level 37, Power can evolve into Virtue.
Shin Megami Tensei V
"The sixth of the nine order of angels. Their name carries the meaning of "power of God." As their duty is to protect the souls of humans, they are constantly on patrol to guard against demon attacks."
—Shin Megami Tensei V lore
Many Powers are part of Bethel, fighting against the forces of chaos under Abdiel's orders.
As an ally, Power benefits from learning Physical and Light skills, with a minor boost to healing skills.
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
"The sixth of the nine order of angels. It is said that they were the first order to be created. Their duty is to protect human souls from demons."
—Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth compendium
"The sixth of the nine orders of angels. It is said that they were the first order to be created. Their duty is to protect human souls from demons."
"Sixth of the nine orders of angels. Their name means "power of God". They are said to be the first line of defense in the halls of Heaven to prevent demons from entering."
—Devil Survivor 2 compendium
Power is contracted to Makoto Sako from the beginning and summoned to eliminate the hostile Itsumades which are attacking the refugee camp. Near the end of the show, when Makoto's stronger demon Pallas Athena is still under recovery due to Benetnasch's anti-demon wave, she summons Power one last time to carry her before Yamato Hotsuin so they can defend against Alcor's deadly attack for him, sacrificing her own life.
Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation Dx2
"The sixth of the nine orders of angels. It is said that they were the first of the angels to be created. They are the first line of defense in the hallways of Heaven and prevent demons from entering. In ancient Greek, they are called "Exia" which means "the ones who are angels and not yet true angels"."