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Demon god of fear and the chaos it breeds. Though suppressed by Nicolai's ego, its true nature is cold and cruel, regarding humans as mere playthings.
Astaroth ~ Battle with The Fallen Angel is the battle theme that is played when fighting Astaroth and Neo-Astaroth. Select sections of the music are also played in cutscenes that precede both the fights.
It's corresponding insanity track is "Crack Your Mind ~ The Fallen Angel Runs Wild".
Appearances outside Shadow HeartsEdit
Astaroth has also appeared in Chaos Wars as Nicolai's battle form. His ultimate skill is "Bright Crest", which is a slightly extended version of his special move in Shadow Hearts: Covenant.
In demonology, Astaroth is an Arch Duke of Hell and often depicted as a nude man with dragon-like wings, hands and feet, a second pair of feathered wings after the main, wearing a crown, holding a serpent in one hand and riding a wolf or dog.
His adversary is St. Bartholomew, who managed to resist Astaroth's temptations. When summoned he teaches mathematical sciences and handicrafts, can make men invisible and lead them to hidden treasures, and answers every question formulated to him. He was also said to give to mortal beings the power over serpents.