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Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance daily demon vol. 47 – Nezha

Posted on May 27, 2024 by (@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance - Nezha

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance, has provided a look at another one of its demons, and this time around, we have a look at Nezha. This creature is also known as Nataku or Nata Taishi, and actually had a different look before Atlus updated its design for the current version.

Some information about Nezha can be found in the following overview, courtesy of the Shin Megami Tensei Wiki:

According to Fengshen Yanyi, Nezha was born during the Shang Dynasty in a military fortress at Chentang Pass. His father was a military commander named Li Jing, who became the “Pagoda-wielding Heavenly King” later. Nezha’s mother, Lady Yin, gave birth to a ball of flesh after being pregnant with him for three years and six months. Li Jing thought that his wife had given birth to a demon and he attacked the ball with his sword. The ball split open and Nezha jumped out as a boy instead of an infant. Nezha could speak and walk immediately after birth. He is accepted by the immortal Taiyi Zhenren as a student later. He had two older brothers, Jinzha, a disciple of Manjusri Bodhisattva, and Muzha, a disciple of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva.

One day, while playing near the sea, Nezha fought and killed Ao Bing, the third son of the East Sea Dragon King Ao Guang. Ao Guang called for his brothers and confronted Nezha and his family. He threatened to flood Chentang Pass and report Nezha to the Jade Emperor. To save his family, Nezha flayed and disemboweled himself to return his body to his parents. The Dragon Kings were moved by his filial piety and spared his family. Nezha was later brought back to life by his teacher, Taiyi Zhenren, who used lotus roots to construct a human body for his soul.

Nezha is often depicted as a youth, instead of an adult. He is often shown flying in the sky riding on the Wind Fire Wheels, a golden hoop around his body (sometimes on his left hand), a red sash around his shoulder and a Fire Spear in his right hand. Sometimes, he is shown having three heads and six arms. He has the ability to spit fire in some legends.

Fans can check out the new Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance video showing Nezha below.

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance will be out for Switch on June 14, 2024.

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