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The protagonist of Shin Megami Tensei V is a young male high school student living within the city of Tokyo.



As per Megami Tensei tradition, the protagonist's thoughts are based on dialogue choices picked by the player. The thoughts of his choices are often based around the theme of Order, Potential and Humanity, which are central to the game's major endings. Most dialogue choices usually don't directly affect the direction of the game, with the exception of a single choice, as well as a potential follow-up. The themes of Order may generally relate to the protagonist's faithful and blind obedience to Bethel as a whole, which is opposed to the choices of disinterest in Order, finding it to get in the way in following his own ideals, which instead might make him cold to others. On another hand, he might be uncertain of his ideals entirely, such as when Shohei Yakumo questions him directly what his thoughts on Order are.

Regardless of the protagonist's thoughts on Bethel, he will still work with them, and will support the side of law in their war against chaos, although in technical terms, with Hayao Koshimizu's guidance, they ignore their lack of orders to join, and enter their warzone anyway. The protagonist would be specifically aligned with Koshimizu's branch, which even cuts ties with the rest of Bethel as soon as the forces of chaos are defeated. It is only later on that the protagonist is to make a choice of which ideal he should pursue in the battle for the Throne of Creation.


Shin Megami Tensei V

"A student whose peaceful days attending Jouin High School in Tokyo were all but shattered after being thrust helplessly into Da'at. But upon fusing with Aogami, a Proto-fiend from Bethel, he transformed into a Nahobino: a powerful being that can take on any demon."
—Lore in Shin Megami Tensei V

The protagonist is a third-year high school student at dormitory-based Jouin High School, living an ordinary life. One day, while going to school through Shinagawa Station with other students, as per the school's established buddy system, the station was closed because of a nearby murder causing a traffic backup. Searching for another student, Ichiro Dazai, who wandered off in a different direction in a hunt over rumors from monster sightings, and Yuzuru Atsuta, who also went to look for him, he enters the Takanawa Tunnel, which suddenly collapses on them.

Having regained consciousness, the protagonist finds himself lost in a desolated and deserted Tokyo, a mysterious world called "Da'at." Suddenly attacked by demons, while running away, a mysterious man appears before him, and lends him a hand. In the process, the protagonist fuses with him and becomes a "Nahobino," a condemned being, using this power to fight back and wander through Da'at.

Eventually, he and Yuzuru reunite, later finding Ichiro who has been put under the protection of angels, and return back to real-life Tokyo safely, where they're awaited by Tao Isonokami, who informs them about the other world: in addition to their world, there is also Da'at, a collapsed Tokyo where legendary demons awaken from the darkness and take aim at Tokyo and humans. However, there is an organization that fights these demons, Bethel, with Tao and Yuzuru being veteran members, and the protagonist and Ichiro agree to join their cause to protect Tokyo.



In Other Languages

Language Title
Flag of the United States English Protagonist
Flag of Japan Japanese 主人公 (Hero)
Flag of South Korea Korean 주인공 (Hero)
Flag of Hong KongFlag of the Republic of China.svg Traditional Chinese 主人公 (Hero)


  • The protagonist's hobby is reading.[1]
    • The book the protagonist is reading in trailers is volume 5 of the Man'yōshū.


  1. 真・女神転生V - 公式サイト, Shin Megami Tensei V Japanese Website

Playable Protagonist
Other Aogami - Sophia - Gustave - Amanozako - Goko - Lahmu - Lucifer
Tao Isonokami - Yuzuru Atsuta - Ichiro Dazai - Miyazu Atsuta - Hayao Koshimizu - Sahori Itsukishima
Abdiel - Khonsu - Vasuki - Zeus - Odin - Shiva
Shohei Yakumo - Nuwa
Demi-fiend - Artemis - Cleopatra - Mephisto
Tokyo Jouin High School - Shinagawa Station - Takanawa Tunnel - Jozoji
Da'at Minato (Tamachi - Mita - Shiba - Hamamatsucho - Shiba Park - Akabanebashi) - Shinagawa - Chiyoda - Taito - Demon King's Castle - Temple of Eternity - Empyrean
Tree of Knowledge
Albums N/A
Songs N/A
Terminology Nahobino - Bethel - Knowledge - Shekinah Glory - Demon Summoning Program
Mechanics Demon - Press Turn - Moon Phase System - Alignment‎ - Negotiation (Dialogue) - Encounters - Fusion - Race and species - Difficulty
Skill Potential - Magatsuhi Skills - Essence - Glory - Miracles - Menorah
World of Shadows - Cadaver's Hollow - Miman - Treasure Boxes - Vending machines - Demon Statues - Abscesses - Leyline Fount - Terminal
Lists Bosses - Skills - Items - Status Changes - Quests - Demons
Other Script - Updates
Other Media
Promotion Daily Demon - News
TGS 2021
Other Demon Colosseum - Merchandise