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Macca | Shin Megami Tensei II »

A demon created currency that humans have adopted as their own.

Macca | Digital Devil Saga »

Currency, just as in Nocturne. However, the prime difference is that the amount of Macca you receive from an enemy is greater the faster you defeat it. Your balance is stored within your Tag Ring.

Macca | Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne »

The currency used throughout the Vortex World instead of the Japanese Yen.

Magatama | Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne »

Magatama is what is used in the opening of the game to turn your main character into a half-demon, half-human hybrid. Magatama is found throughout the game and is ingested to give your protagonist new skills. Currently ingested Magatama also give the protagonist stat boosts and affinity defense changes (Void: Ice, Weak: Fire, etc).

When all skills are learned from a Magatama it is considered "mastered". Mastered Magatama can still be ingested, allowing stat and defense changes, but will not give up any new skills. Mastered Magatama determine the race of the protagonist.

Additional Information: Curved beads first found during the Jomon period in Japan. It is thought that magatama were worn as decorative symbols with religious significance, until they were later replaced with Buddhist prayer beads.

The shape is reminiscent of a sphere with a tail trailing off. This design is thought to have represented the human spirit. While one is living, they are used to protect the wearer from the more malevolent kami (most simply described as ìdeitiesî).

Magatsuhi | Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne »

A flow of energy created by emotions. Demons consume it to maintain their being. It also is used to power the Amala Network. On a more important scale, Magatsuhi, along with 'Reason', is used to call forth the god of creation. It is essential to the existance of the world.

Additional Information: The prefix ìmagaî means confusion or distortion. Perhaps in reference to certain types of negative emotions that form the Magatsuhi flow.

Magnetite | Digital Devil Saga »

All things have traces of this, particularly living humans/demons. It is required for demons to survive. Thus, the only way to preserve one's existance is to devour one's enemies.

Additional Information: Magnetite is a magnetic mineral form of both iron(II) oxide and iron(III) oxide or (iron(II,III) oxide), with chemical formula Fe3O4, one of several iron oxides and a member of the spinel group.

Magnetite is the most magnetic of all the minerals on Earth, and these magnetic properties led to lodestone being used as an early form of magnetic compass.

Crystals of magnetite have been found in some bacteria and in the brains of bees, of termites, of some birds, and of humans. These crystals are thought to be involved in magnetoreception, the ability to sense the polarity or the inclination of the earth's magnetic field, and to be involved in navigation.

Manikin | Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne »

Manikins are human-like beings created out of dark mud from the banks of rivers surrounding Akasuka. They have an appearance similar to humans and have thoughts and emotions. Because of this, they are drained of Magatsuhi by the Mantra.

Mansearcher | Persona 2: Eternal Punishment »

Once you pass out the appropriate rumors, the Shiraishi Lady will let you help her business. Basically, it consists of finding certain people, confronting them about their identity and reporting back to her for your reward.

She is located in the Shiraishi Bar is in Hirasaka.

Mantra | Digital Devil Saga »

Battle programs distributed by the Karma Temple. Skills may be learned by downloading Mantras from Karma Terminals, and characters can be customized with learned abilities. Each Mantra has a specific quality associated with it, such as fire, ice or healing. By keeping this in mind, your characters can be designed to take on any type of enemy.

Mantra | Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne »

A group of demons led by Gozu-Tennoh that follow the Yosuga creation ideal.

Additional Information: A Japanese monk by the name of Kūkai had used the existing idea of the mantra to create his own theory on language. This theory had a large impact on life at the time, allowing Kūkai to connect his countryís leaders to the Buddha, effectively leading to the connection of Shinto and Buddhism as well.

Maribel | Digital Devil Saga »

The Maribel are lead by a strong female warrior named Jinana. Despite constantly being under attack, they have managed to hold their sector of Manipura against the Solids. Bat, the Tribe's second is command, is known for his skill with knives.

Their boundary color is red.

Meganada | Digital Devil Saga 2 »

One of several demons that appeared five years before the game's present time. It and Varna were particularly terrible.

There was no choice but to terminate Varna, but Meganada was captured and studied. Without Meganada's data and the power of Sera's song within the EGG, the demon virus could not have been created.

Additional Information: Meganada (usually refered to as Ravana Meghanada) appears in the mythical Hindu epic, Ramayana.

The name Indrajit was granted to him by Lord Brahma when he captured Indra, the King of devas, and made him a prisoner. This name and other relations to the character are read off an informational screen by Argilla in the EGG Installation.

Messians | Shin Megami Tensei II »

They see themselves as a higher class of people. They typically live at the center, or Millennium City.

Millennium City | Shin Megami Tensei II »

A city created by the Messians that will prosper for 1000 years by only letting the favorable people join and destroying all other regions.

Millennium News Network | Shin Megami Tensei II »

News that is broadcast on large screens located throughout different regions in Shin Megami Tensei 2 that inform citizens of demon attacks and other news.

Mitama | Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne »

A specific race of tear drop shaped demons that can be acquired only by fusion or trade at Rag's Jewelry.

There are four types: Saki, Kusi, Nigi and Ari. Rag's Jewelry always has the same few Mitama up for trade, but will have random higher level ones available at each visit. The higher the level, the more gems are required for trade.

Additional Information: Japanese for "spirit of god".

Muladhara | Digital Devil Saga »

Territory of the Embryon. It's the smallest area in Junkyard, sandwiched between the terrorities belong to the Vanguards and Maribel.

Additional Information: Muladhara is the first primary chakra according to the Hindu Tantric tradition.

It has four petals (sub-plexuses), is placed below the triangular bone, and is responsible on the physical level of the manifestation of the pelvic plexus which looks after all excretion, inclusive of sexual activity.

Musubi | Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne »

One of a few creation ideals presented in SMT:N. This philosophy requires that one must reject all others and depend on and trust only himself/herself. Individuality is the main idea, but it is pushed to an extreme amount under Musubi.

Additional Information: The general spirit of creation, accomplishment and harmonization. A variety of deities are connected to Musubi and it is considered a fundamental aspect of the Shinto viewpoint.

Mystical Chest | Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne »

Decorated, golden chests found throughout the field. Their contents depend on the phase of Kagutsuchi at the time of their opening. The rarest items are found when it is at FULL.


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