Susanoo, also spelled as Susano-o, known as the powerful storm of Summer, is the Shinto god of the sea and storms and the brother of Amaterasu, the goddess of the sun, and Tsukuyomi, the god of the moon. All three were spawned from Izanagi when he washed his face clean of the pollutants of Yomi, the underworld. Amaterasu was born when Izanagi washed out his left eye, Tsukuyomi was born from the washing of the right eye and Susanoo from the washing of the nose.
Despite being siblings, there is long-standing rivalry between Susanoo and his sister. One account details that when he was to leave Takamagahara by orders of Izanagi, he went to bid his sister goodbye. Amaterasu was suspicious, but when Susanoo proposed a challenge to prove his sincerity, she accepted. Each of them took an object of the other's and from it birthed gods and goddesses. Both Susanoo and Amaterasu declared that the male deities were theirs, and that the three goddesses were from the other. In consequence, both Kami started bickering which ended with Susano wreaking havoc in his sister's rice fields, defecating in her palace and killing one of her weaving maidens. A furious Amaterasu in response hid inside the Ama-no-Iwato ("Heavenly Rock Cave"), plunging the Japanese world into total darkness.
Though she was persuaded to leave the cave, Susanoo was punished by being banished from Takamagahara. He descended to the province of Izumo, where he met an elderly couple who told him that seven of their daughters had been devoured by the eight-headed dragonYamata no Orochi and it was nearing time for their eighth, Kushinada-Hime. Sympathizing with their plight, Susanoo hid Kushinada-Hime by transforming her into a comb, which he placed in his hair. He then made the serpent drunk on strong sake and then killed it as it lay in a drunken stupor. From within the serpent's tail Susanoo discovered the sword Ame-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi or the Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, which he then presented to Amaterasu as a reconciliatory gift.
New Digital Devil Story: New Digital Devil Story: Goddess of Enchainment
The protagonist, Asuka Kita, is the reincarnation of Susano-o. Asuka sometimes had dreams, when he saw himself as Yumiko's and Akemi's son, besides that, he saw himself as Susano-o. Later in the story, when he is close to the limit of his feelings and anger, he uses Susano-o's power.
Kyuuyaku Megami Tensei
In Megami Tensei II, after the partner gets kidnapped by Astaroth and before the protagonist rescues her, he can search around the Forest of Confusion to find a trail of food and scraps. Following it leads him to a girl, who reveals herself to be Susano-o. Upon returning to his form as a deity, he joins the protagonist.
Shin Megami Tensei NINE
Susano-o is fought in Chapter 5, after Kei Azuma becomes the champion of Akiba Arena.
Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE
Susano-o appears regularly as both a mini-boss and final boss in two of the boss rooms for Ichigaya's Kagurazaka Zhu Que Cavern's gold-level instance. His plug-in item can be acquired from the end chest in his boss room as a rare reward. He can be fused in a special triple-fusion of a Yatagarasu variant, Kushinada-Hime, and Okuninushi.
Shin Megami Tensei IV
"A violent god of Japanese legend. He was one of three gods born from Izanagi. Originally banned from Takamagahara for uncouth behavior, he later performed heroic deeds such as slaying Orochi and became a great god of Ne-no-Kuni"
—Shin Megami Tensei IV compendium
Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse
"A violent god of Japanese legend. He was one of three gods born from Izanagi. Originally banned from Takaamagahara for uncouth behavior, he later performed heroic deeds, such as slaying Yamato-no-Orochi, and became a great god of Ne-no-Kuni."
—Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse compendium
Susano-o can teach Nanashi the Deadly Wind, Mist Rush and Critical Eye skills through his Demon Whisper. He benefits from learning Physical, Force and support skills.
Shin Megami Tensei V
Susano-o is the true identity of Aogami. A member of Bethel, his memory data was badly damaged in the war between Lucifer and the angels, leaving him largely amnesiac. His true self is hinted at by how the protagonist develops largely water and lightning-based abilities as a Nahobino, and the fact he shares his blue hair color and clothing color palette with Amanozako, his daughter.
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner
One of the cases Mary Kisaragi gives to the protagonist is to go the Hikawa Shrine and investigate the recent hauntings surrounding the area. When he reaches the shrine, he comes across a man who transforms himself into his true form, Susano-o. He warns the protagonist that "the seal is getting weaker." He then fades away before saying anything else, and the area returns to normal.
Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
"A violent god of Japanese legend, he was one of three gods born from Izanagi. Originally banned from Takaamagahara for uncouth behavior, he later became a hero by defeating Yamata-no-Orochi, and eventually became a great god of Ne-no-kuni."
—Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers 3DS compendium
Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army
"A violent god of Japanese legend, he was one of three gods born from Izanagi. Originally banned from Takama-ga-hara for uncouth behavior, he later became a great god of Ne-no-kuni."
—Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army devil chart
Susano-o challenges Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV in Episode 9, within the alternate reality version of Dark Ginza-Cho. He holds the Fire Prism, one of the four components of the Amatsu Kanagi. During battle, he will constantly summon two Obariyon and a Pyro Jack as support. In addition to its normal abilities, Pyro Jack will also be able to use Dormina to put Raidou and his demons to sleep, leaving them open to Susano-o's heavy Physical attacks. After the battle, he will relinquish the Fire Prism to Raidou.
Susano-o serves as the ultimate Persona of Yosuke Hanamura. However, his appearance is very different from his original one. Instead of a disco uniform of Jiraiya, it is replaced with a blue long-sleeved jumpsuit with a yellow belt, red gloves and red boots. His head is more shiny and the ears, shurikens on his face, and other details are gone and replaced by a pair of yellow glasses or goggles with blue lenses. He also has a spinning ring around his body that looks like a sawblade with only outer edge of the blade.
Susano-O appears during Amane's 8th day route. He presents himself to Honda, who is trying to escape the lockdown with a COMP. Upon defeating him during battle, he can be fused.
Devil Survivor 2
"A violent god of Japanese legend, he was one of three gods born from Izanagi. Originally banned from Takamagahara for uncouth behavior, he later performed heroic deeds such as slaying Yamata-no-Orochi and became a great god of Ne-no-Kuni."
"A violent god of Japanese legend. Born to Izanagi and Izanami and brother of Amaterasu. Banned from Takaamagahara for uncouth behavior, he later performed heroic deeds such as slaying Orochi and saving Kushinada who he then married. Soon after, he honors his sister with a godly gift, the sword of Kusanagi which he obtained from the tail of the Orochi."
When the enemy uses Pass: Inflicts Phys (Physical) damage (power: 85) with 50% crit rate on all enemies. Counter effects will not work on this skill.
This skill will gain 1 Boost level with each use in the battle. The increased boost level remains when this demon revives by skills or items, or all party members revive when losing the battle. Current Boost level can be confirmed by holding the skill icon in the battle. Level 0: Inflicts Phys (Physical) damage (Power: 150) with 30% crit rate on a single enemy. Level 1: Inflicts Phys (Physical) damage (Power: 180) with 50% crit rate on a single enemy. Nullifies all death prevention skills. Level 2: Inflicts Phys (Physical) damage (Power: 230) with 80% crit rate on a single enemy. Nullifies all death prevention skills and counter effects.
Inflicts Phys (Physical) damage with 140 power on All Enemies.
-75% to Critical hit rate of damage received.
Reduces ATK and DEF of All Enemies by 20% for 3 turns.
Epitome of Aggression
+15% to Phys hit rate, -45% chance of receiving status ailments.
+20% to single-target attack skill damage.
Adds Null Bind.
Adds Phys Drain.
Adds Fire Null.
Susano-o in Megami Tensei II
Susano-o artwork from Devil Children Red/Black Book
Susano-o artwork from DemiKids
Susano-o as he appears in Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE
Susano-o in Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army
Susano-o as he appears in Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation
Susano-o artwork from Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner
Susano-o artwork from Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
Susano-o in Card Summoner
Susano-o in Devil Survivor 2
Susano-o from the manga Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Lone Marebito
Susano-o artwork from Megami Ibunroku Persona
Susano-o as he appears in the Megami Ibunroku Persona manga
Susano-o in Persona 3
Susano-o in Persona 4 The Animation
Susano-o appears in Persona 4 The Animation
Susano-o in Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
Susano-o in Persona 4: The Magician
Regardless of epithets, Susano-o is the only Persona acting as the signature and strictly ultimate Persona for three different party members in the Persona series (1: Masao Inaba; 4: Yosuke Hanamura; 5: Yusuke Kitagawa (as Kamu Susano-o)). This record is barely caught up by Hermes-Mercurius (if the two are treated as the same entity) who is either initial or ultimate Persona for three different party members in the series.