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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
Samigina is the alternate name of Gamigin, the fourth demonic entity described in the Lesser Key of Solomon. It is a marquis of hell that initially appears as a small horse that transforms into a hoarse-voiced man shortly after being summoned. This name was coined by Alister Crowley for his personal translation.  
 
Samigina is the alternate name of Gamigin, the fourth demonic entity described in the Lesser Key of Solomon. It is a marquis of hell that initially appears as a small horse that transforms into a hoarse-voiced man shortly after being summoned. This name was coined by Alister Crowley for his personal translation.  
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The etymology of his Japanese name (メッサーラ messāra) is uncertain, but some Japanese fans speculate that it originates from the fictional character in the classic 1959 film Ben-Hur (based on the 1880 novel of the same name from Lew Wallace) known as Messala, which when transliterated into Katakana is the same as this monster's name. Messala is the childhood friend of the main character, Judah Ben-Hur. Messala later betrays Ben-Hur, thereby becoming his arch-rival and the main antagonist in the story.
  
 
==Related enemies==
 
==Related enemies==

Revision as of 18:49, 23 May 2020


Appearances

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride

Samigina DQV Logo.png
Sprite HP MP Attack Defense
Messala.gif 99 9 107 67
Agility Experience Gold Tame Rate
70 155 50 1/32
Bestiary no. 104
Spell(s) Fizzle
Skill(s) Spooky Aura
Location(s) Gotha Path
Gotha area
Riteof Passage
Knightmare Towers
Item dropped Prayer ring164
Evasion Frizz resistance * Sizz resistance * Fire Breath resistance *
1/64 20% 20% 20%
Bang resistance * Crack resistance * Ice Breath resistance * Woosh resistance *
67% 67% 67% 67%
Zap resistance * Whack resistance * Kamikazee resistance * Poof resistance
20% 100% 0% 67%
Poison resistance * Fuddle resistance Snooze resistance * Dazzle resistance *
67% 67% 67% 67%
Sap resistance * Fizzle resistance Drain Magic resistance * Stun resistance *
20% 20% ? 100%
PS2 model DS & Mobile sprite
Samigina DQV PS2.png Samigina.png



The Samigina is a monster from Dragon Quest V. It is a stronger, deep-red variant of the gamigin. Unlike its relatives, it's possible to occasionally recruit one.

Dragon Quest X

Etymology

Samigina is the alternate name of Gamigin, the fourth demonic entity described in the Lesser Key of Solomon. It is a marquis of hell that initially appears as a small horse that transforms into a hoarse-voiced man shortly after being summoned. This name was coined by Alister Crowley for his personal translation.

The etymology of his Japanese name (メッサーラ messāra) is uncertain, but some Japanese fans speculate that it originates from the fictional character in the classic 1959 film Ben-Hur (based on the 1880 novel of the same name from Lew Wallace) known as Messala, which when transliterated into Katakana is the same as this monster's name. Messala is the childhood friend of the main character, Judah Ben-Hur. Messala later betrays Ben-Hur, thereby becoming his arch-rival and the main antagonist in the story.

Related enemies

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