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Virochana, also known as Dainichi Nyorai or Dainichi, is a recurring demon in the series.

History

In Buddhism, Vairocana is the greatest of the "Dhyanibuddhas," the Five Great Buddhas of Wisdom. He encompasses the principle of "Absolute." In Tibet, he is said to ride a snow leopard as his mount. He is also said to have introduced the Yogacara school of Mahayana Buddhism to humans. He is called Dainichi Nyorai, or Dainichi (大日如来) for short, in Japan. His wrathful emanation is called Acala (or Fudou Myouou).

In Hinduism, Virochana is the name of the king of Asuras who, together with Indra, went to Prajapati for guidance towards enlightenment regarding the self. Virochana is also the name of a solar deity mentioned in the Mahabharata, though this deity is separate from the Asura Virochana. It is unknown if either of them went on to inspire the Buddhist Vairocana.

Appearances

Profile

Shin Megami Tensei

An additional demon exclusive to the PC-Engine release, Dainichi Nyorai can be created by fusing Crusader, Missionary and Amaterasu. Upon being fused, he identifies himself as a Tenma, but his status screen identifies him as a Tyrant. He is also the only Tyrant not aligned with Chaos (instead being aligned with Neutral).

Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs King Abaddon

Wishing to be restored to his original form of Ahura Mazda, Dainichi Nyorai, in the form of Asura, uses his power over time and space to travel through the Akarana Corridor to an alternate space time where the forces of Chaos do battle with the forces of Law in order to lead them against the Law faction. After Asura is defeated by Raidou Kuzunoha the XIV, he must choose whether to let him fight in that alternate world as Asura or return to his duties as Dainichi Nyorai.

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment

Known as Virocana, his Material Card, 1000 Lotus Petals, can be acquired after the Virocana demon is defeated in the 7th area of the Bomb Shelter, located inside Kasugayama High School.

In Tatsuya's Scenario, Virocana resides in the Tower of Reason in Kadath Mandala. He questions what the true essence of the self is, atman? Is there or is there not an "I" on the inside. Maya's answer of saying there is an "I" angers Virocana, who wishes for the woman of Illusions who unmasks the truth to disappear from his sight.

After visiting the Tadashi Satomi drugstore inside Kadath Mandala, Virocana reappears. Proclaiming that the self reflected in the water is the true self atman and the truth of the universe, Brahman. As ones pursuing the truth, he grants them wisdom and the Trapezohedron of Reason.

Stats

Shin Megami Tensei (PCE)

Virochana PCE.gif
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Tyrant Neutral 99 999 999
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
47 - 380 34 84 15 45 45
St 99
In 40
Ma 40
Vi 10
Ag 10
Lu 20
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Tarukaja 4 MP Raises the attack of all party members.
Rakukaja 4 MP Raises the defense of all party members.
Deadly Hit Extra Delivers a finishing blow to one enemy. (Dex-type, low accuracy)


Shin Megami Tensei II

Virocana Boss SMT 2.png
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Deity Light-Neutral 70 2946 1568
MAG NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
3920 3-6 192 132 170 130 27 23
St 26
In 18
Ma 23
Vi 15
Ag 18
Lu 12
Drop Asura's Palm Moon Aff A
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc For Nrv Exp Crs Mgc Bnd Rsh Hnd Leg Fly Alm
- 48 Rf 68 48 - Nu Nu Nu 68 18 68 68 68 68 -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Agilao Medium fire damage to a single foe.
Hades Blast Heavy Sword damage to 1-3 foes. Damage increases with user's HP
Fujin Attack Light Punch attack to one foe. Inflicts freeze.
Bodhisattva's Palm Heavy Punch attack to one foe. Damage increases with user's HP.
Megidolaon Heavy Almighty damage to all foes.
Holy Wrath Damages all participants in battle - foes lose 1/4 HP, user loses 1/8 HP
Diarama Recovers a large amount of HP, one ally.

Virochana SMT II.PNG
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Deity Light-Neutral 64 791 450
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
144 2-3 162 113 152 114 28 25
St 17
In 20
Ma 23
Vi 12
Ag 11
Lu 10
Drop Asura's Palm
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Maragion 9 MP Medium fire damage to a group of foes.
Megidolaon 30 MP Heavy Almighty damage to all foes.
Dekaja 10 MP Removes all buffs, all foes.
Samarecarm 24 MP Revives with full HP, one ally.
Fujin Attack 10% HP Light Punch attack to one foe. Inflicts freeze.

Shin Megami Tensei: if...

Virochana if.GIF
Race Alignment Level HP MP
Deity Light-Neutral 81 990 651
CP NOA ATK ACC DEF EVA M.ATK M.EFC
116 2-3 218 145 190 144 30 30
St 28
In 24
Ma 24
Vi 14
Ag 14
Lu 12
Inherit Fire
Resistances Resists Fire.
Swd Gun Fir Ice Elc For Nrv Exp Crs Mgc Bnd Rsh Hnd Leg Fly Alm
- - 48 78 78 - - Nu 68 - - - - - - -
List of Skills
Skill Cost Effect
Maragidyne 20 MP Heavy Fire damage to all foes.
Megidolaon 45 MP Massive Almighty damage to all foes.
Maziodyne 24 MP Heavy Electric damage to all foes.
Dekaja 10 MP Removes all buffs, all foes.
Samarecarm 24 MP Revives with full HP, one ally.


Majin Tensei II: Spiral Nemesis

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Race Level HP MP Mv Range Mv Type Atk Range MAG
Deity 80 397 180 7 Walk 1 -
St Ma In Ag Lu Atk P.Def M.Atk M.Def Hit Eva Crt
32 30 35 19 14 180 32 137 165 107 22 17
List of Skills
Skill Power Range Cost Target Effect
Magigaon 60 2 70 MP Multi 2x damage to Nights, Yomas, Fairies, Beasts, and Machines
Ahuna Vairya 45 7 M. Extra Multi Same as Mahama


Giten Megami Tensei: Tokyo Mokushiroku

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Race Alignment Level HP MP CP
Deity Light-Neutral 62 1786 692 86
Intuition Will Power Magic Intelligence Divine Protection
43 56 54 53 42
Strength Stamina Agility Dexterity Charm
57 56 36 52 54
List of Skills
Megido Megidolaon Maragion
Tetrakarn Makarakarn Samarecarm


Persona 2: Innocent Sin

Virochana IS demon.PNG
Go and train!
Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
Sun Fire 65 514 1000 Lotus Petals -
Traits Forceful, Joyful, Wise
Hindu sun god and king of the Asuras.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 46
Vitality 47
Dexterity 63
Agility 56
Luck 59
222 224 178 180
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - Nu - - - - - - Nu Nu - 24 24
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Freidyne Deal high Nuclear damage to all enemies.
Magic Seal Deal Almighty mute ailment to one enemy. (52% chance)
Hamaon Deal instant Light kill to all enemies. (42% chance)
Bright Judgement Deal high Light damage to all enemies. May instantly kill. (50% chance)

Virochana IS demon.PNG
Go and train!
Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
Sun Fire 65 514 1000 Lotus Petals -
Traits Forceful, Joyful, Wise
Hindu sun god and king of the Asuras.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 46
Vitality 47
Dexterity 63
Agility 56
Luck 59
155 179 124 144
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - Nu - - - - - - Nu Nu - 24 24
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Freidyne Deal high Nuclear damage to all enemies.
Magic Seal Deal Almighty mute ailment to one enemy. (52% chance)
Hamaon Deal instant Light kill to all enemies. (42% chance)
Bright Judgement Deal high Light damage to all enemies. May instantly kill. (50% chance)

Virochana IS.png
Seated on the mandala's lotus flower within me is the figure of the lightbearer
who forms all in this world. I am you... You are Virochana.
Arcana Type Level SP cost Bonus Returns °
Sun Fire 65 41 Ag +1 Scorching Card
Traits Forceful, Joyful, Wise
Hindu sun god and king of the Asuras.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 46
Vitality 47
Dexterity 63
Agility 56
Luck 59
222 224 178 180
Sw Rn Sk Th Hv Fi Wt Wi Er Ic El Nc Li Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - Nu - - - - - - Nu Nu - 24 24
Summon Information
Material Card 1000 Lotus Petals Card Tarot Cards 195 Sun Cards
Mutates Into Virochana mutates into Futsuno Mitama
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Agidyne Deal high Fire damage to one enemy.
3 Hieroglyphein Deal Light damage dependent on the Persona's strength to all enemies.
4 Freidyne Deal high Nuclear damage to all enemies.
5 Magic Seal Deal Almighty mute ailment to one enemy. (52% chance)
6 Hamaon Deal instant Light kill to all enemies. (42% chance)
8 Bright Judgement Deal high Light damage to all enemies. May instantly kill. (50% chance)
Mutation Megidola Deal medium Almighty damage to all enemies.

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment

P2EP Virocana.PNG
Go train some more!
Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
Sun Fire 73 2800 1000 Lotus Petals -
Traits Bluff, Cheerful, Wise
God of the heavens who is said to be the core.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 52
Vitality 55
Technique 69
Agility 62
Luck 59
229 238 196 199
Sw Sh Sk Th Ak Fi Wt Wi Er Ic Ln Nc Ho Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - Nu - - - - - - Nu Nu - 24 24
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Deadly Burn Inflicts huge Fire damage to all enemies.
Divine Judgement Large Holy damage + Unconscious effect to all enemies. (50% chance)
Magic Seal Renders a group of enemies Mute. (24% chance) [Almighty-element]
Rain of Arrows Inflicts large Shot damage to all enemies.

P2EP Virocana.PNG
Arcana Type Level HP Normal Drop Rare Drop
- Fire 73 3000 - -
Traits None
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 52
Vitality 55
Technique 69
Agility 62
Luck 59
229 238 196 199
Sw Sh Sk Th Ak Fi Wt Wi Er Ic Ln Nc Ho Dk Al Nr Mn
24 24 24 24 24 Dr - - - - - Dr Dr Nu - Nu Nu
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Fata Morgana Puts a group of enemies under an Illusion. (52% chance) [Almighty-element]
Divine Judgement Large Holy damage + Unconscious effect to all enemies. (50% chance)
Deadly Burn Inflicts huge Fire damage to all enemies.
Puraraya Renders 1-3 enemies Unconscious. [Sword-element]

Virochana EP.png
The world within me sits on the lotus. The vision of space is me, the holy one...
I am you... You are the body of Virocana...
Arcana Type Level SP cost Bonus Returns °
Sun Fire 73 43 AGI +1 Akashic Ring
Traits Bluff, Cheerful, Wise
God of the heavens who is said to be the core.
Atk Def Matk Mdef
Strength 52
Vitality 55
Technique 69
Agility 62
Luck 59
229 238 196 199
Sw Sh Sk Th Ak Fi Wt Wi Er Ic Ln Nc Ho Dk Al Nr Mn
- - - - - Nu - - - - - - Nu Nu - 24 24
Summon Information
Material Card 1000 Lotus Petals Card Tarot Cards 219 Sun Cards
List of Skills
Rank Skill Effect
1 Agidyne Inflicts large Fire damage to an enemy.
2 Magic Seal Renders a group of enemies Mute. (24% chance) [Almighty-element]
4 Divine Judgement Large Holy damage + Unconscious effect to all enemies. (50% chance)
5 Rain of Arrows Inflicts large Shot damage to all enemies.
7 Freidyne Inflicts large Nuclear damage to a group of enemies.
8 Deadly Burn Inflicts huge Fire damage to all enemies.
Mutation Hieros Glupaine Inflicts Holy damage (depends on the power of the Persona) to all enemies. *
Unknown Power
Recovery Type Fully recovers HP (or removes ailment in addition).

Gallery


God
Deity Indra - Thor - Horus - Ashtar - Odin - Atavaka - Baal - Kalki - Virocana - Ardha
Megami Ame-no-Uzume - Skuld - Arianrhod - Kushinada-Hime - Verdandi - Sarasvati - Freyja - Parvati - Urd - Lakshmi
Amatsukami Ameno Torifune - Tajikarao - Omoikane - Hinokagutsuchi - Takemikazuchi - Tsukuyomi - Amaterasu
Guardians
Fury Ares - Chernobog - Seiten Taisei - Susano-o - Shiva
Lady Ta-weret - Hariti - Kikuri-hime - Durga - Ishtar - Kali
Kunitsukami O-Yamatsumi - Sukunahikona - Hitokotonushi - Sarutahiko - Kotoshironushi - O-namuchi - Takeminakata - Arahabaki
Vile Naragiri - Tezcatlipoca - Nyarlathotep - Amon - Pazuzu - Cthulhu
Magica
Yoma Mercurius - Apsaras - Haokah - Tengu - Djinn - Ganesha - Hanuman
Night Alp - Empusa - Nightmare - Lilim - Vampire - Nyx
Fairy High Pixie - Jack Frost - Jack O'Lantern - Dark Elf - Banshee - Elf - Nadja - Cu Chulain - Oberon - Titania - Dullahan
Tyrant Hecate - Loki - Astaroth - Bael - Mara - Beelzebub - Mephisto - Asmodeus - Satanachia - Lucifer
Aerials
Herald Remiel - Tzaphkiel - Haniel - Raguel - Ophanim - Kushiel - Sariel - Kamael - Metatron - Satan
Divine Angel - Archangel - Principality - Power - Virtue - Dominion
Fallen Ukobach - Gagyson - Betelgeuse - Eligor - Baphomet - Berith - Gaap - Agares - Sargatanas
Dragons
Dragon Maya - Pek Young - Quetzalcoatl - Seiryuu - Itzamna - Rahabh - Ananta
Snake Nozuchi - Naga - Mizuchi - Oto-hime - Raja Naga - Yurlungur - Vritra - Yamata-no-Orochi
Drake Worm - Wyvern - Tarasque - Nidhoggr - Kingu - Tiamat - Midgardsomr
Birds
Avian Suparna - Phoenix - Yatagarasu - Suzaku - Garuda - Takuhi
Flight Bennu - Ocypete - Kelaino - Aello - Nemhain - Macha - Morrigan
Raptor Chon Chon - Furiae - Gurr - Anzu - Hraesvelgr
Beasts
Avatar Nandi - Sphinx - Narasinha - Anubis - Genbu - Barong
Holy Heqet - Unicorn - Apis - Bastet - Pabilsag - Byakko
Beast Cait Sith - Cu Sith - Nekomata - Orthrus - Selket - Gdon - Kerberos - Pascal I - Pascal II
Wilder Garm - Bicorn - Nue - Gyu-Ki - Black Widow - Scylla - Manticore - Behemoth
Demoniacs
Jirae Knocker - Sudama - Dverger - Tsuchigumo - Ubelluris - Titan
Brute Ihika - Azumi - Hannya - Turdak - Yakshini - Ibaraki Doji - Shuten-Doji - Yaksha
Femme Hag - Lamia - Arachne - Cailleach Bheare - Gorgon - Volvo - Rangda
Jaki Gremlin - Wendigo - Ogre - Rakshasa - Cyclops - Ekimmu - Girimekra - Hecatonchires
Evil Spirits
Undead Zombie Dog - Zombie - Bodyconian - Workaholic - Zombie Priest - Corpse
Haunt Gaki - Ghoul - Ghoulette - Man Eater - Yaka - Vetara
Spirit Poltergeist - Hanged Man - Depth - Inferno - Legion
Fouls
Foul Slime - Jack the Ripper - Chris the Car - Black Ooze - Doppelganger - Old One
Demonoid Spartan - Oracles - Slave - Heracles - Demi-Nandi - Frankie
Humans
Messian Butcher - Neophyte - Executioner - Temple Knight - Gyrator - Terminator - Adept
Gaean Kugutsushi - Jiraiya - Onmyoji - Ashura - Kamen-Hijiri
Elementals
Element Earthies - Aeros - Aquans - Flamies - Gnome - Sylph - Undine - Salamander
Vegetation
Wood Audrey - Mandrake - Alraune - Yggdrasil
Enemy-exclusive Races
Machine Crazy Dummy - Iron Maiden - Junk - Golem - Rabbi - Medusa
Vaccine Jaws - Police
Virus Moebius - Spider - Andromeda
Fiend Ghost Q - Alice - Hell's Angel - Matador - Sage of Time
Major Arcana
Fool Sarutobi Sasuke - Tenjiku Tokubei - Tobi Katou - Fuuma Kotarou
Magician Tengu - Agrippa - Abe no Seimei - Manannan - Isis
Priestess Tensen Nyannyan - Sif - Parvati - Izanami - Hathor - Lakshmi
Empress Vesta - Arianrhod - Nemesis - Seioubo - Durga - Kali - Gaia
Emperor Airgetlam - Marduk - Baal - Huracan - Indra - Odin - Vishnu
Hierophant Xuanzang - Umayadono-Ouji - Sakya - Yama - Mithra - Varuna - Brahma
Lovers Eros - Pixie - Robin Goodfellow - Jack Frost - Pyro Jack - Eros Prime - Vivian - Venus
Chariot Minotaur - Taranis - Seiten Taisei - Susano-O - Ares - Mahakala - Shiva
Strength Longma - Otohime - Culebre - Taksaka - Vritra
Hermit Nekomata - Marshal Tianpeng - Gullinbursti - Byakko - Genbu - Kinich Ahau
Fortune Hermes - Cerberus - Chronos - Urd - Verdandi - Skuld - Fenrir
Justice Mars - Nezha - Kundali Vidyaraja - Skanda - Bishamonten - Pallas Athena
Hanged Man Shax - Kabandha - Barbatos - Adramelech
Death Rhadamanthus - Hel - Rhadamanthus Prime - Ankou - Charon - Hades - Mot
Temperance Harpy - Fjalar - Stymphalides - Phoenix - Suzaku
Devil Poltergeist - Surt - Beelzebub - Lucifer
Tower Kanaloa - Loki - Aeshma - Seker - Seth
Star Kinnara - Iris - Gandharva - Juanlian Dajiang - Hoenir - Valkyrie - Hanuman
Moon Maia - Pairika - Maia Prime - Succubus - Artemis - Tsukuyomi - Nanna
Sun Vulcanus - Surya - Kinich Kakmo - Vulcanus Prime - Heimdall - Ildanach - Apollo - Virochana
Judgement Phaleg - Angel - Principality - Melchizedek - Armaiti - Throne - Ameretat - Michael - Satan
World Demeter - Njord - Hunab Ku - Mucalinda - Seiryu - Ouroboros
Minor Arcana
Coin Fukurokuju - Ebisu - Sarasvati
Cups Galahad - Bacchus - Dagda
Sword Cu Chulainn - Arthur - Futsuno Mitama
Wand Budai - Shou Shen - Quetzalcoatl
Major Arcana
Fool Sarutobi Sasuke - Tenjiku Tokubei - Tobi Katou - Junnosuke Kuroda - Fuuma Kotarou
Magician Tengu - Agrippa - Abe no Seimei - Manannan - Isis - Rangda
Priestess Tensen Nyannyan - Sif - Parvati - Izanami - Hathor - Scathach - Lakshmi
Empress Arianrhod - Nemesis - Seioubo - Rinok - Kali - Gaia
Emperor Airget Lam - Marduk - Baal - Hurakan - Indra - Odin - Lugh - Vishnu
Hierophant Genjo - Aizen Myouou - Umayado no Ouji - Shaka - Yama - Mithra - Varuna - Alfred - Brahma
Lovers Pixie - Robin Goodfellow - Jack Frost - Jack O' Lantern - Vivian - Alice
Chariot Minotaur - Taranis - Seiten Taisei - Susano-O - Ares - Mahakala - Siva
Justice Helios - Mars - Nata - Gundari Myouou - Skanda - Bishamonten - Hyperion - Pallas Athena
Hermit Nekomata - Tenhou Gensui - Grinbulsti - Byakko - Genbu - Kinich Ahau - Tishtoriya
Fortune Cerberus - Urd - Verdandi - Skuld - Fenrir - Gyokukou Joutei
Strength Ryume - Otohime - Kerepres - Takshaka - Vritra - Wong Long
Hanged Man Odysseus - Shax - Kabandha - Barbatos - Adramelech - Prometheus - Azazel
Death Hel - Ankou - Charon - Mot
Temperance Harpie - Fearal - Stuparideth - Phoenix - Suzaku
Devil Poltergeist - Surt - Beelzebub - Lucifer
Tower Kanaloa - Loki - Aeshma - Seker - Hastur - Seth
Star Callisto - Kimnara - Iris - Gandharva - Kenren Taishou - Heinir - Valkyrie - Astria - Hanuman - Fariedone
Moon Maia - Pariker - Maia Custom - Succubus - Tsukuyomi - Maihime Amano - Artemis - Nanna
Sun Surya - Kinich Kakmo - Heimdal - Il-Dana - Tatsunoshin Suou - Apollo - Virochana
Judgement Phaleg - Nike - Melchisedec - Armati - Amurtart - Gabriel - Michael - Satan
World Demeter - Njord - Hunab Ku - Mucalinda - Seiryu - Uroboros - Shokuin
Minor Arcana
Rod Hotei - Nankyoku Roujin - Nodens - Quetzalcoatl
Cups Matsuo-sama - Galahad - Bacchus - Dagda
Sword Kanshou - Chu Chulainn - Arthur - Futsuno Mitama
Pentacle Fukurokuju - Yebisu - Peri - Sarasvati
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