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Tamagami's remains, carried by the reanimated corpse of Noa.

Tamagami is a character from Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse.



Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse

"The defense minister of Japan during God's Plan. He went missing after the Yamato Reactor, which was housed under the Ministry of Defense, went haywire."
Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse Notes, entry - "Tamagami"

68 at the time of his disappearance, Tamagami was a former member of the JSDF before getting into politics. He became defense minister just before God's Plan happened, working with Country A to produce the Demonica and found the Counter-Demon Force, as well as perform inhumane experiments to summon the National Defense Divinities and create the Yamato Perpetual Reactor without consent from the government, which knew nothing of his secret operations.

He would later justify these experiments as they were carried out on death row inmates. However, at least one subject was said to be innocent, casting doubt upon Tamagami's rationale. The ex-minister would also invoke pressure from America, Russia and China to explain Japan's pressing need for the Reactor as an inexhaustible power source.

The Patriots and others who worked for him do not know when it happened, or if they were always his true thoughts, but he was revealed to have been/degraded into an insane ultra-nationalist trying to make Japan the ultimate superpower, rewriting history in his own mind to make Japan a victim and to justify his atrocities, with a massive xenophobic outlook that rejects everything except his idea of an Ideal Japan.

He disappeared when the Reactor was activated during God's Plan, but his brain was preserved and possessed the living medium of Izanami and the love of Hiroshi, Noa. Her body went into stasis until the events of Apocalypse; upon awakening and learning of Tokyo's state and the war between Lucifer and Merkabah, the deranged entity would interpret the city's situation as yet another invasion attempt by foreign influences and started gathering spirits, causing hordes of ghosts and undead to roam Tokyo.

He and his medium were defeated in the Challenge Quest Defeat the Ghosts by Nanashi; the Patriots destroyed the jar containing his brain after his defeat to atone for their mistakes. However, the massed spirits and the death of his medium ensured a portal to Yomotsu Hirasaka formed, allowing the release of Izanami in Where the Corpse Went.

His actions are a major reason for the events of Shin Megami Tensei IV and Apocalypse.


Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse

Race Level HP MP
Strength --
Dexterity --
Magic --
Agility --
Luck --
Ghost 71 ~8,500 ?
Physical Phys Gun Gun Fire Fire Ice Ice Electricity Elec Force Force Light Light Dark Dark
- - Weak - - - Weak Null
Ailment Resistance ?
Normal Attack Phys x?, 1 enemy Turn Icon 2
Related quest Defeat the Ghosts
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Hades Blast Heavy physical damage to all foes.
Mudoon Heavy dark damage to one foe. Smirk +55% instant death
Spirit Drain Drains small amount of MP from one foe.
Ancient Curse 80% chance of poison, panic, sleep, bind, or sick to all foes.
Death's Door 1 point of damage to all foes but drops remaining HP to 1 to sick targets.
Eternal Rest Instant death to all sleeping targets.

Main Nanashi - Dagda - Asahi - Navarre - Nozomi - Hallelujah - Gaston - Toki
Supporting Boss - Manabu - Nikkari - Danu - Dr. Matsuda - Saint Germain - Mii and Kei - Maruo - Tamagami - Hiroshi - The Patriots - Spirit of the Spring - Flynn - Isabeau - Jonathan - Walter
Monotheistic forces Adramelech - Merkabah - Lucifer - Satan - YHVH
Polytheistic Forces Krishna - Odin - Maitreya - Inanna - Shesha
DLC Shin Megami Tensei Hero - Aleph - Demi-fiend
Locations Eastern Kingdom of Mikado - Mikado Castle - Naraku - Kiccigiorgi - Tokyo - Ueno - Chiyoda - Shinjuku - Ikebukuro - Chaos Realm - Shibuya - Roppongi - Ginza - Tsukiji Konganji - Midtown - Minami Sunamachi - Reverse Hills - Camp Ichigaya - Kinshicho - Yomotsu Hirasaka - Fairy Forest - Kanda-no-yashiro - Cosmic Egg - YHVH's Universe - Tir Na Nog - Twisted Tokyo - Diamond Realm
Organizations Divine Powers - Samurai - Hunter Association - Ashura-kai - Ring of Gaea - National Defense Divinities - Counter Demon Force
Terminology COMP - Press Turn Battle - Smirk - Domain - Horde - Terminal - Cathedral of Shadows - Red Pill - Hunter - Yamato Perpetual Reactor - Skill Affinity - Armageddon - Streetpass - Godslayer - Kalki - Barrier - Jade Dagger - Power Spot - Aether - Tokugawa Mandala - Observation - Axiom
Lists Demons (Evolutions - Special Fusions) - Bosses - Skills - Items - Apps - Quests - Patches and Updates
Other Media
Games Shin Megami Tensei IV
Production Original Soundtrack
Publication Artbook
Events E3 2016
Shin Megami Tensei Online Live 2021: Reason of Music