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Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance daily demon vol. 7 – Matador

Posted on April 17, 2024 by in Switch, Videos

Today’s Daily Demon video for Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance has been released by Atlus. This time, the focus is on Matador.

A demon of the Fiend race, Matador has made several appearances in both the Megami Tensei and Persona franchises. It previously appeared as part of the DLC “Return of the True Demon” in Shin Megami Tensei V, where defeating it would unlock the ability to fuse it. The Megami Tensei wiki tells us this about its origins:

Matador, lit. “Bullfighter” in European Spanish and Portuguese, is derived from the late Latin word mactator, which means to subdue or kill. It is also the name of the toreros (sometimes called “toreadors” in English-speaking territories due to the influence of Carmen) that perform in the bullfighting events famous in Spain. Matador is one of the toreros, and the word literally means “killer,” as it’s the matador’s job to kill the bull.

Prior to the modern day evolution of bullfighting, however, the matador wasn’t the star of the performance, but the picador. Their decline in popularity was due to matadors adding more flair into their trades, as well as the general gain of importance of commoners, as early picadors were usually nobles.

Check out the trailer below:

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance launches for Switch on June 14, 2024.

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