Asura, also known as Asura Oh (アスラおう, Asura Ō) is the Hindu God of Fire and Light, and the king of the group of violent deities likewise known as the "Asuras." He is an aspect of, though ultimately distinct from, Vairocana, the Supreme God of Vajrayana Buddhism, being identified as the the shape which the latter assumes when acting as a god of war, and thus inheriting much of his higher self's characteristics, such as a deep connection to the universe itself, which he is said to personify and sustain through his existence.
Though he currently takes the form of a deity from Hinduism, Asura claims to have once been Ahura Mazda, the Supreme God of Zoroastrianism, who was demonized into a god of war and violence alongside his cohorts and cast down from his lofty position, and in order to return to his former self, Asura has frequently taken arms with the Demon Lord Lucifer, in particular during the events if Shin Megami Tensei I, where he assists him during the seige of the Cathedral and hopes to bring about his master's desired world of freedom.
Powers and Stats
Tier: Low 1-C | 1-A
Name: Asura Ō, Dainichi Nyourai, Virochana.
Origin: Megami Tensei
Age: Inapplicable. Exists beyond time.
Classification: Demon, Hindu Deity, God of Fire and Light, King of the Asuras, Servant of Lucifer, Demonization of Ahura Mazda.
Powers and Abilities:
Cognitive Physiology (Mid-Tier), Damage Boost and Reduction, Death Manipulation, Existence Erasure, Fire Manipulation, Empathic Manipulation, Forcefield Creation (Can erect shields that block all physical attacks with Tetrakarn), Healing (Fully restores his own health with Mediarahan), Holy Manipulation, Light Manipulation, Magic, Power Nullification (Can nullify all statistics modifications, both positive and negative, with a variety of skills), Radiation Manipulation, Resistance Negation, Statistics Amplification, Status Effect Inducement
All previous abilities to much greater extents, as well as Cognitive Physiology (Archetype)
Attack Potency: Low Complex Multiverse level (Equal to Michael in power, with the two being so perfectly matched during the events of Shin Megami Tensei I that Tao Shang Lao Jun states the conflict for the Cathedral will not end as long as neither of them are stopped by an outside force. Formed a seal that could only be broken by the Angel Ring, a weapon created by the fusion of Uriel, Gabriel and Raphael) | Outerverse level (Exists as an archetype, a shapeless, fundamental unit of the collective unconscious inhabiting the realm of Atziluth, beyond the concept of dimensions entirely, and yet to be shaped into a lower state by the thoughts and emotions of humanity)
Speed: Omnipresent (Stated to exist as both the universe itself and the pillar which supports it, existing within the smallest things) | Omnipresent (Those who inhabit the unconscious, archetypal world are untied from space and time and diffused throughout all of existence, experiencing "all dimensions and possibilities")
Lifting Strength: Immeasurable | Immeasurable
Striking Strength: Low Complex Multiversal | Outerversal
Durability: Low Complex Multiverse level | Outerverse level
Range: Low Complex Multiversal | Outerversal.
Standard Equipment: None Notable.
Weaknesses: None Notable.
Key: Demon | Archetype
More detailed information on this character's skill list can be found in the Megami Tensei wiki
Asura Roga: Being demons whose existence is inherently tied to war, destruction and violence, the Asuras have the ability to detach fragments of their own bodies and send them into the air in the form of "parasites" that infect nearby individuals with an uncontrollable frenzy that vastly erodes their sanity and reduces their ability to think in strictly logical terms, driving them into a state of homicidal mania where "Survival of the fittest" is given priority. Since Asuras, as all demons, are entities of pure thought and information instead of physical beings, the parasites generated by them have no physical vectors and bypass all material defenses, acting as energy constructs that are undetectable through technology and directly attach to a person on a mental level.
Buffs and Debuffs: A set of skills that, as the name implies, allows the caster to greatly amplify their own physical attributes and reduce that of their foes, thus allowing one to stand up to much stronger opponents by closing or even reversing the gap in power between them. Outside of gameplay limitations, they can be stacked indefinitely, and sufficient usages of buffs allow the caster to survive attacks that would otherwise obliterate them with only minor injuries and amplify their speed to the point of completely outspeeding opponents that could previously predict all of their movements, while debuffs have a directly proportional effect on the enemy's statistics.
- Tarukaja: Increases both his own attack power and that of allies by one rank.
- Marakukaja: Increases both his own defenses and that of his allies by one rank.
- Dekaja: Removes all buffs from all foes.
- Dekunda: Removes all debuffs from himself and all allies.
- Silent Prayer: Removes all statistic modifications, both positive and negative, from himself and all foes and allies.
Almighty Attacks: The highest class of spells in the Megami Tensei franchise, consisting largely of powerful non-elemental attacks that have the special property of completely bypassing any resistances or immunities that a target may possess, be them innate or magically enforced, the latter of which including anything from reflective barriers to items that distort the very laws of the universe in order to protect the user from all forms of damage, and they are likewise unable to blocked, drained or generally defended against.
- Megidolaon: Unleashes a wave of destructive energy which deals heavy damage to all foes, tapping into the pale light of divinity that reigns over destruction itself and engulfing them in "the complete annihilation beyond death."