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Shin Megami Tensei V Protagonist Name Revealed

Photo courtesy of Atlus

Atlus recently launched Shin Megami Tensei V, the latest installment in the franchise, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo after a series of devastating attacks hit the city. Now players must explore the city, battle demons, and unravel the mystery of what's going on.

As players proceed through the game as this protagonist, not actually knowing their name. Consequently, many are wondering: who is the mysterious protagonist who consistently goes unidentified. We at DBLTAP have an answer, keep reading below to find out.

Shin Megami Tensei V Protagonist Name
What is the protagonist's canonical name? / Photo courtesy of Atlus

Shin Megami Tensei V Protagonist Name

There is no canon name for the protagonist in Shin Magami Tensei V. Instead, the protagonist is consistently referred to and known as whatever first and name players insert at the starting screen. Though this answer may be unsatisfying to many, it's very consistent with other games in the franchise. Throughout the Shin Megami Tensei series, there are some games where the protagonist doesn't have a canonical name.

Also in some games, the canonical name is revealed at a later date. This was the case in Shin Magami Tensei III, the protagonist never had a canonical name in the game. Instead, their name was revealed when a drama CD was released after the game had already launched.

So, a possibility remains open for the protagonist of Shin Megami Tensei V to receive an official and canonical name sometime in the future. Until that time, players will have to remain content in the ambiguity of the protagonist's canonical identity.