The comfort of death will come to men and demons alike, by the guidance of the Great Will.

Welcome to Extraordinary, a character shrine dedicated to perhaps the most divisive of Shin Megami Tensei protagonists, the nameless Demi-Fiend from Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne and its subsequent remakes. The game is known in NA as Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne and in EU as Lucifer's Call. It's complicated.

The Demi-Fiend is mostly known through the gaming community as the most difficult secret/ultimate boss in the history of gaming. While that is true, it is but a speck of the Demi-Fiend's complexity. His stint as a ridiculous, near-unbeatable boss in Digital Devil Saga 1 does nothing to inform the player as to who this monstruously strong humanoid being is, where he came from, how he even became so strong, or anything at all about the sacrifices he had to make in order to become this ruthless horror who can do 5 digits of damage to your characters whose HP is limited to 3 digits.

This tribute, or shrine, aims to rectify that.

I will not bore you with a retelling of his Wiki article. My goal here is interpretation and analysis. This is not the place for gaming tips, nor to find out how to finally beat his ultimate boss form before you throw your controller at the TV. However, if you want to find out what is a Demi-Fiend, and what makes him tick, you are in the right place.

There will be spoilers, bleakness, and death. But, perhaps also rebirth and joy.