Tengu is a recurring demon in the series.

History[edit | edit source]

Tengu are either a type of youkai (supernatural beings) or Kami (gods) of Japanese folklore. Initially portrayed as humanoid avians with distinctively long beaks, this feature is occasionally humanized as long noses. Like the Kitsune and Tanuki, the tengu started out as an animal, but its evolution has taken more twists and turns.

They lived in mountainous solitude and were famous, according to many popular stories, for their knowledge in martial arts, which they shared occasionally with humans. Many warriors and Samurai, particularly saber experts, claimed they had been providentially inspired by the wise advice of a Tengu, sometimes in a dream, while they were in a voluntary retreat in the mountains, to pursue feverishly their quest for the way in asceticism.

Tengu folklore has been found in both Buddhist and Shinto mythology, and the Tengu are often portrayed a bit differently depending on the text and the era the information originated from. Tengu are sworn enemies of the Buddhist faith, and much of their history has been spent trying to lure people off the road to enlightenment.

As its own type of Youkai, the Tengu has many different variants of their race. Some are:

  • Daitengu- The Greater Tengu. An imposing semi-human whose most prominent feature is a long nose and large wings along with a red face, robes, and holding a large fan that they use to stir up huge winds. Daitengu often abduct humans, sometimes to torment them, but other times to teach them magic.
  • Karasu Tengu - The Lesser Tengu. Also known as Kotengu, these Tengu take the form of crows or other birds of prey. They are much more animal-like both in their appearance and their behavior and are known to taint the living through haunting them and whispering corruptive words in their ears.
  • Kurama Tengu - The most powerful and well-known of Tengu who were said to live in Mt. Kurama in Kyoto. They are not only said to be exceptional warriors, but also have the ability to fend off disease and bring good luck.
  • Koppa Tengu - The Leaf Tengu. The smallest of the Tengu, possessing very little spiritual energy. It is sometimes said wolves that live an exceptionally long life will become Koppa Tengu.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Profile[edit | edit source]

Shin Megami Tensei[edit | edit source]

SMT-Tengu.gif
"Origin: Japan. A mountain god who causes odd incidents. They were originally drawn as a cross between a man's face and a bird's. Later, they were drawn more as a mountain priest with a red face and long nose. They are said to have various divine powers and dwell in mountains."
Shin Megami Tensei A-Mode DDS Dictionary

Tengu is the first demon that can be fused with the Spirit Sword, creating the Fujinken.

Persona 2: Innocent Sin[edit | edit source]

"A long-nosed yōkai with the appearance of a Shugenja. The big nose symbolizes its pride."
—PSX Profile

Tengu is the lowest level Persona of the Magician Arcana and may be summoned once Tatsuya Suou has reached Level 11 and obtained 64 Magician Cards.

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment[edit | edit source]

Tengu returns as the lowest level Persona of the Magician Arcana.

DemiKids Light & Dark[edit | edit source]

"A flying demon-warrior with enough fancy moves to keep its enemies guessing."

Known as Goblin, he has the power Linguist.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Shin Megami Tensei[edit | edit source]

Tengu SMT.PNG
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Yoma Neutral-Law 52 585 232
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
30 1 108 27 45 23 18 16
St 24
In 14
Ma 16
Vi 11
Ag 21
Lu 8
Resistances Resists Expel and Bind Drop Ameno Nuhoko
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc For Nrv Exp Crs Mgc Bnd Chg Dex Ndl Alm
- 68 58 58 58 - 68 18 - - 28 48 - 48 -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Shibaboo 3 MP Binds multiple enemies. (Bind-type)
Mazanma 7 MP Blasts a group of enemies with a strong gale.
Wing Flap Extra Damages one group of enemies. (Force-element)


Shin Megami Tensei II[edit | edit source]

Tengu SMT2.PNG
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Yoma Neutral-Neutral 31 186 113
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
43 1 82 59 74 59 12 11
St 10
In 9
Ma 10
Vi 6
Ag 10
Lu 5
Drop Higyosanko Inherit Force
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc For Nrv Exp Crs Mgc Bnd Rsh Hnd Leg Fly Alm
- 78 1.5× ½Rf - - - 58 - - - - - - - -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Mazan 4 MP Light force damage to a group of foes.
Mazanma 7 MP Medium force damage to a group of foes.
Jump Kick 12% HP Medium Kick attack to 1-3 foes.
Vacuum Throw 10% HP Damages one foe, with a chance to end combat.
Traport 6 MP Warps to the last save point.


Shin Megami Tensei: if...[edit | edit source]

Tengu If.GIF
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Yoma Neutral-Neutral 41 344 222
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
40 1-3 108 80 100 80 15 15
St 13
In 12
Ma 12
Vi 9
Ag 15
Lu 6
Drop Sol Blade Inherit Elec
Resistances Repels Ice, Weak to Fire
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc For Nrv Exp Crs Mgc Bnd Rsh Hnd Leg Fly Alm
- 78 ½Rf - - - 58 - - - - - - - -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Mazanma 7 MP Medium Force damage to all foes.
Mazandyne 21 MP Heavy Force damage to all foes.
Jump Kick 12% HP Light Kick damage to 1-3 foes.
Hades Blast 20% HP Heavy Sword damage to 1-3 foes.
Spiral Sword 10% HP Light Sword damage to 2-3 foes.


Majin Tensei II: Spiral Nemesis[edit | edit source]

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Race Level HP MP Mv Range Mv Type Atk Range MAG
Brute 39 167 0 6 Walk 1 290
St Ma In Ag Lu Atk P.Def M.Atk M.Def Hit Eva Crt
17 10 9 16 9 58 17 12 16 92 11 4
List of Skills
Skill Power Range Cost Target Effect
Telekinesis 80 1 M. Extra Multi Same as Zanmaon


Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner[edit | edit source]

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Race Level HP MP St In Ma Ag Lu
Yoma 35 182 133 12 8 8 13 5
CP NOA Personality P.ATK P.HIT B.DEF AVD M.ATK M.DEF
33 1-3 Prideful 94 69 82 68 20 30
List of Skills
Mazan Mach Strike Estoma
Provoke Horseshoe


Megami Ibunroku Persona[edit | edit source]

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Order Type Subtype Level HP SP Drops
Yoma Element Wind 51 357 510 Garudyne Stone
MAtk MDef
Strength 34
Vitality 25
Dexterity 41
Agility 37
Luck 30
157 105
Traits Wise, Forceful, Snappish, Haughty
1h 2h Sp Ax Wp Th Ar Fs HG MG SG Ri Te Ru
- - - - - - - - - - - 1.5× - -
Fi Ic Wi Er El Nc Bl Gr Ex Mi De Cu Nr ???
24 24 ½Rf - 1.5× 1.5× 1.5× 1.5× - - - - 34 14
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Garudyne Heavy Wind damage (area)
Inheritable Skill
Wing Flap Light Rush damage (1 foe)
Dragon Whirl Heavy Spear damage (1 foe)


Persona 2: Innocent Sin[edit | edit source]

Tengu P2.png
Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
Magician Wind 16 114 Antidote Gry Card
Traits Haughty, Wise
A red-faced, long-nosed youkai that creates strong winds with a leaf fan.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 14
Vitality 12
Dexterity 15
Agility 13
Luck 9
60 56 42 43
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - Nu - - - 24 24 - 24 24
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Heat Wave Deal high Sword damage to an enemy group.
Killer Wind Deal medium Wind damage to one enemy.
Illuzone Deal Almighty illusion ailment to one enemy. (24% chance)
Gry Deal low Almighty damage to an enemy group.

Tengu P2.png
Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
Magician Wind 16 114 Antidote Gry Card
Traits Haughty, Wise
A red-faced, long-nosed youkai that creates strong winds with a leaf fan.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 14
Vitality 12
Dexterity 15
Agility 13
Luck 9
42 44 29 34
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - Nu - - - 24 24 - 24 24
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Heat Wave Deal high Sword damage to an enemy group.
Killer Wind Deal medium Wind damage to one enemy.
Illuzone Deal Almighty illusion ailment to one enemy. (24% chance)
Gry Deal low Almighty damage to an enemy group.

TenguP2ISP.png
I'm Tengu, bearer of supernatural powers.
So you're me, too? All right, then I'll lend you my strength!
Arcana Type Level SP cost Bonus Returns °
Magician Wind 16 15 Dx +1 Magaru Card
Traits Haughty, Wise
A red-faced long-nosed youkai that creates strong winds with a leaf fan.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 14
Vitality 12
Dexterity 15
Agility 13
Luck 9
60 56 42 43
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - Nu - - - 24 24 - 24 24
Summon Information
Tarot Cards 64 Magician Cards
Mutates Into Tengu mutates into Fukurokuju
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Killer Wind Deal medium Wind damage to one enemy.
2 Illuzone Deal Almighty illusion ailment to one enemy. (24% chance)
3 Heat Wave Deal high Sword damage to an enemy group.
5 Gry Deal low Almighty damage to an enemy group.
6 Recarm Revive and recover low HP for one ally. (25% max HP)
8 Deathbound Deal high Sword damage to all enemies.
Mutation Thunder Baptism Deal medium Elec damage to all enemies. May shock. (50% chance)

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment[edit | edit source]

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Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
Magician Wind 16 128 Antidote Gry Card
Traits Snob, Wise
Monk monster with a long nose. His nose shows arrogance.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 15
Vitality 13
Technique 19
Agility 17
Luck 11
61 55 50 53
Sw Sh Sk Th Ak Fi Wt Wi Er Ic Ln Nc Ho Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - Nu - - - 24 24 - 24 24
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Maha Garu Inflicts small Wind damage to a group of enemies.
Blade of Fury Inflicts small Sword damage to a group of enemies.

Tengu EP.png
I am Tengu, the wielder of godly powers!
Huh...? So you are a part of me? Well then, my powers become yours!
Arcana Type Level SP cost Bonus Returns °
Magician Wind 16 15 TEC +1 Maha Garu Card
Traits Arrogant, Wise
Monk monster with a long nose. His nose shows arrogance.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 15
Vitality 13
Technique 19
Agility 17
Luck 11
61 55 50 53
Sw Sh Sk Th Ak Fi Wt Wi Er Ic Ln Nc Ho Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - - - Nu - - - 24 24 - 24 24
Summon Information
Tarot Cards 64 Magician Cards
Mutates Into Tengu mutates into Hotei.
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Maha Garu Inflicts small Wind damage to a group of enemies.
2 Gry Inflicts small Almighty damage to a group of enemies.
3 Illuzone Puts an enemy under an Illusion. (52% chance) [Almighty-element]
5 Wall of Air Nullifies Wind type attacks targeted toward the entire party. (Until battle ends)
7 Recarm Recovers an Unconscious character, restoring some HP. (25%)
8 Blade of Fury Inflicts small Sword damage to a group of enemies.
Mutation Killer Wind Inflicts medium Wind damage to all enemies.
Unknown Power
Assist Type Bestows Tarukaja + Makakaja (or Rakukaja + Samakaja in addition)

Devil Children Black/Red/White Book[edit | edit source]

Tengu BlackRed.GIF
Class Type Race Level HP MP Exp
King Metal Yoma 47 502 221 914
Attack Guard Magic M Guard Speed Luck
46 44 45 43 44 42
List of Skills
Skill Element Cost Effect
Lightning Thrust Metal 15 HP Light damage to one foe. Inflicts Shock.
Skull Breaker Metal 25 HP Light damage to all foes. Inflicts Shock.
Makafuji Moon 6 MP Inflicts Mute on one foe.
Recarm Sun 18 MP Revives one ally with low HP.
Mazio Metal 18 MP Light damage to all foes. Inflicts Shock.
Mamagna Earth 18 MP Light damage to all foes.


DemiKids Light & Dark[edit | edit source]

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Class Element Type Level HP MP Exp
General Thunder Fiend 47 502 221 914
ATK DEF MGC RES SPD LCK
46 44 45 43 44 42
List of Skills
Skill Element Cost Effect
Shock Stab Thunder 15 HP Small dmg +Shock. 1 Foe
Helm Buster Thunder 25 HP Small dmg +Shock. Foes
Silence Dark 6 MP Mute. 1 Foe
Revive Light 18 MP Revive. 1 Ally
Shockblast Thunder 20 MP Medium dmg. Foes
Petrablast Earth 20 MP Medium dmg. Foes
Power
Power Type Effect
Linguist Personality Improves persuasiveness with demons who can't be understood.


Devil Children Fire/Ice Book[edit | edit source]

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Class Type Race Level HP MP Exp
General Thunder Yoma 47 502 221 914
Attack Guard Magic M Guard Speed Luck
46 44 45 43 44 42
List of Skills
Lightning Thrust Skull Breaker Makafuji
Recarm Mazionga Mamagnus


Devil Children Messiah Riser[edit | edit source]

Number Element Weakness Type Level HP MP
72 Thunder Earth Yoma 29 200 200
ATK MGC DEF RES SPD Quick Call Spell
17 30 10 10 10 33 30 Mazionga


Gallery[edit | edit source]

 
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Artwork in Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner
 
Tengu.JPG
Artwork from Devil Children Red/Black Book
 
Tengu2.JPG
Artwork from DemiKids
 
Tengu Card.GIF
Sprite from Card Summoner

See Also[edit | edit source]

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