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Megami Tensei Timeline 1986-2018 by marblegallery7 Megami Tensei Timeline 1986-2018 by marblegallery7
This my updated version based on the work of the redditer "SmoothieOtter". Original timeline:…

My Notes about this updated version:
- It lacks some descriptions, this is just my take on the visual part.
- It adds Persona 5 and 3 Dancing games, Catherine FullBody.
- I kept Catherine even if many not consider the game a Megaten game but is my way to push for the Golden Playhouse to be a series someday.
- I think about Soul Hacker's as spin-off in the future besides Persona. I may be wrong, still finishing Soul Hacker's on 3DS.
- Question, are Majin Tensei I and II connected? 
- I tried to make more evident the "loop"/connection between SMT II (SNES), Devil Summoner 1 (PS2) and SMT III Nocturne Maniax Chronicle (PS2). There're different theories about the origin of this time problem. There's this awesome video by Rasen Bran about this: Ask him why Part 4 was uploaded before Part 3 haha! (time paradox!) :V
- I tried to use the US version of the covers of the games for many of them. The Japanese version for Digital Devil Saga Series, SMT I, II, III (because of the importance of Maniax Chronicle) Deep Strange Journey and Persona 5 because of the censorship and rating position and Persona 1 and 2 because of the localization and to avoid adding the PSP format for Innocent Sin and keep them equal. 
- I didn't use SMT for Persona. It would've been great if they kept the prefix: Megami Ibunroku from Persona 1 and on :')
- Strange Journey inside the SMT Main Series category because of it's alleged conection with the numbered ones III and IV. I may need to find a more clear way to mark the hiearachy of main entries. Same goes for the Persona spin-off area.
- Oh! I forgot!...yeah, added Tokyo Mirage even if is not technically a Megaten game but somehow is related even if not even in Amala.
- About Deep Strange Journey we'll learn out soon what's the deal with the new content. And SMT V for Switch the same...but it may be next year.
- Persona 6 is not confirmed. I heard rumors about Persona Q2 you may know about something they said on some interview maybe, and Soul Hackers 2 is just a wish that will never happen. I could be it's entire new timeline. Talking about timelines, Persona 2 Batsu is on a lower level because the Persona timeline starts from there because of...spoilers! So...counting we have the DDS line, the  SMT main series one, Devil Summoner until Persona 2 Tsumi, the Persona series line...then Catherine (?)...and in a perfect World Soul Hackers's could be starting a new one.
- Yes, the Trauma games are not Megaten but this is for the sake of the heated argument of the past years haha!
- No, I will not add SMT III Nocturne Includes Dante's from Devil May Cry Edtion haha!
- Finally and something important is that I tried to make it the best way possible but I still have issues with the actual concept of a timeline because  of the days between Digital Devil Story Megami Tensei and SMT I (SNES). If you look at both timelines, the original one and this one the arrow goes back but it doesn't mean is on the past. It took a lot of work. Maybe in the future. I very VERY recommend you guys to check the kind of timeline somebody needs to pull out someday. This was made by the user Rekka Alexiel for Drag-On Dragoon (Drakengard) and NieR franchises that have a crazy and very interesting timeline:
- I will update this soon. Keeping this very same post link. I hope is something fresh and looking forward for correcting the mistakes ; )
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SurvivorMett Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice! i'm just wondering, do you know the story behind P3 Dancing? Is it non canon? alternate universe? I can't seem to find anything on it.
marblegallery7 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
BTW Gotta love your Yukari avatar!
marblegallery7 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Survivor! I don't know anything yet just watched the channel The Compendium live stream a few months ago with the JP version and this song: :O So I'll be "dancing with Jesus in Moonlight" soon! :) 
SurvivorMett Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahah thank you!
VonIthipathachai Featured By Owner May 2, 2018   Digital Artist
Very impressive.  Though I have a few comments I'd like to add:
-I would not even bother putting arrows on Shin Megami Tensei V and Persona 6, since we have no idea what connections to their predecessors they'll have, if any at all.
-Both Majin Tensei and Majin Tensei II: Spiral Nemesis are connected because of (SPOILER).  Ronde, however, I'm not sure of.
-If Nocturne leads into Strange Journey at all, it should be through the Freedom ending in which the world isn't permanently destroyed.
-I would leave purely hypothetical games like the Soul Hackers, vs. King Abaddon, and Catherine sequels out altogether.
-Giten Megami Tensei: Tokyo Revelation and the Tokyo Revelation manga/anime are ...weird.  Tokyo Revelation appears to take place in the same timeframe as pre-Cataclysm SMT1, while Giten Megami Tensei and NINE+IMAGINE both take place at the same time, between the Great Cataclysm and when the Hero is supposed to return from the Diamond Realm.  Yet what happens in Giten Megami Tensei and what happens in NINE+IMAGINE flatly contradict each other (the main problem is that since Giten Megami Tensei wasn't developed or published by Atlus, they didn't account for it when they made NINE).  So what I would do if I was to remake my own timeline is to make SMT1 more like a huge bubble with the pre- and post-Cataclysm on each side and Giten Megami Tensei, NINE, and IMAGINE within.  Furthermore, Giten Megami Tensei would have to be in a separate timeline from NINE and IMAGINE in which the Hero never makes it out of the Diamond Realm.
-What are Maken X and the Trauma series doing here?  They have nothing at all to do with MegaTen aside from having artists commonly associated with it.
marblegallery7 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. Yeah I added games that only shared art style and the Atlus banner just for the LOLs I made this from another timeline I'm still playing some of the games like Strange Journey now, so it will be fun make changes to the file of this deviantion in the future.
mastercrazyh Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018
Nice! But you forgot NINE in between 1 and 2 and the 6 book sequel series to the original DDS:MT novels
marblegallery7 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Mastercrazyh! Nine is there. Is bit small. And thank you I forgot about New Digital Devil Story! :) I'll add them.
Oh wow, this is really interesting. I can tell a lot of time and effort went into this. Thanks for doing this, man!
marblegallery7 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :) Check the links on the description. This is inspired on another timeline and there's a video that you'll love :)
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