History Characters / Persona3

27th Sep '16 11:36:49 AM JPMFES
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* [[Characters/Persona3SocialLinksAndNPCs Social Links and NPCs]] [[note]]Elizabeth and Theodore, Igor, Kenji Tomochika, Hidetoshi Odagiri, Kazushi "Kaz" Miyamoto, Rio Iwasaki, Chihiro Fushimi, Saori Hasegawa, Keisuke Hiraga, Ryoji Mochizuki, Yuko Nishiwaki, Andre Laurent Jean Geraux (a.k.a. Bebe), Nozomi Suemitsu, Bunkichi and Mitsuko Kitamura, Maya, Maiko Oohashi, Tanaka, Mutatsu, Mamoru Hayase, Akinari Kamiki, Eiichiro Takeba, Takeharu Kirijo, Kouetsu Kirijo[[/note]]

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* [[Characters/Persona3SocialLinksAndNPCs Social Links and NPCs]] [[note]]Elizabeth and Theodore, Igor, Kenji Tomochika, Hidetoshi Odagiri, Kazushi "Kaz" Miyamoto, Rio Iwasaki, Chihiro Fushimi, Saori Hasegawa, Keisuke Hiraga, Ryoji Mochizuki, Yuko Nishiwaki, Andre Laurent Jean Geraux (a.k.a. Bebe), Nozomi Suemitsu, Bunkichi and Mitsuko Kitamura, Maya, Maiko Oohashi, Tanaka, Mutatsu, Mamoru Hayase, Akinari Kamiki, Eiichiro Takeba, Takeharu Kirijo, Kouetsu Kirijo[[/note]]Kirijo, Kikuno Saikawa, Labrys[[/note]]
26th Sep '16 1:50:37 AM JPMFES
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* [[Characters/Persona3SocialLinksAndNPCs Social Links and NPCs]] [[note]]Elizabeth and Theodore, Igor, Kenji Tomochika, Hidetoshi Odagiri, Kazushi "Kaz" Miyamoto, Rio Iwasaki, Chihiro Fushimi, Saori Hasegawa, Keisuke Hiraga, Ryoji Mochizuki, Yuko Nishiwaki, Andre Laurent Jean Geraux (a.k.a. Bebe), Nozomi Suemitsu, Bunkichi and Mitsuko Kitamura, Maya, Maiko Oohashi, Tanaka, Mutatsu, Mamoru Hayase, Akinari Kamiki, Eiichiro Takeba[[/note]]

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* [[Characters/Persona3SocialLinksAndNPCs Social Links and NPCs]] [[note]]Elizabeth and Theodore, Igor, Kenji Tomochika, Hidetoshi Odagiri, Kazushi "Kaz" Miyamoto, Rio Iwasaki, Chihiro Fushimi, Saori Hasegawa, Keisuke Hiraga, Ryoji Mochizuki, Yuko Nishiwaki, Andre Laurent Jean Geraux (a.k.a. Bebe), Nozomi Suemitsu, Bunkichi and Mitsuko Kitamura, Maya, Maiko Oohashi, Tanaka, Mutatsu, Mamoru Hayase, Akinari Kamiki, Eiichiro Takeba[[/note]]Takeba, Takeharu Kirijo, Kouetsu Kirijo[[/note]]
10th Aug '16 2:13:28 PM JoieDeCombat
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* [[Characters/Persona3SocialLinksAndNPCs The Social Links and NPCs]] [[note]]Elizabeth and Theodore, Igor, Kenji Tomochika, Hidetoshi Odagiri, Kazushi "Kaz" Miyamoto, Rio Iwasaki, Chihiro Fushimi, Saori Hasegawa, Keisuke Hiraga, Ryoji Mochizuki, Yuko Nishiwaki, Andre Laurent Jean Geraux (a.k.a. Bebe), Nozomi Suemitsu, Bunkichi and Mitsuko Kitamura, Maya, Maiko Oohashi, Tanaka, Mutatsu, Mamoru Hayase, Akinari Kamiki, Eiichiro Takeba[[/note]]
* [[Characters/Persona3Antagonists The Antagonists]] [[note]]Full Moon Shadows, Strega (Takaya Sakaki, Jin Shirato, and Chidori Yoshino), The Journey's final boss, Metis, The Answer's final boss[[/note]]

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* [[Characters/Persona3SocialLinksAndNPCs The Social Links and NPCs]] [[note]]Elizabeth and Theodore, Igor, Kenji Tomochika, Hidetoshi Odagiri, Kazushi "Kaz" Miyamoto, Rio Iwasaki, Chihiro Fushimi, Saori Hasegawa, Keisuke Hiraga, Ryoji Mochizuki, Yuko Nishiwaki, Andre Laurent Jean Geraux (a.k.a. Bebe), Nozomi Suemitsu, Bunkichi and Mitsuko Kitamura, Maya, Maiko Oohashi, Tanaka, Mutatsu, Mamoru Hayase, Akinari Kamiki, Eiichiro Takeba[[/note]]
* [[Characters/Persona3Antagonists The Antagonists]] [[note]]Full Moon Shadows, Strega (Takaya Sakaki, Jin Shirato, and Chidori Yoshino), The Journey's final boss, Metis, The Answer's final boss[[/note]]
10th Aug '16 2:13:05 PM JoieDeCombat
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* [[Characters/Persona3SEES The S.E.E.S.]] [[note]]The Male Protagonist, The Female Protagonist, Yukari Takeba, Junpei Iori, Akihiko Sanada, Mitsuru Kirijo, Fuuka Yamagishi, Aigis, Koromaru, Ken Amada, Shinjiro Aragaki, Shuji Ikutsuki[[/note]]

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* [[Characters/Persona3SEES The S.E.E.S.]] [[note]]The Male Protagonist, The Female Protagonist, Yukari Takeba, Junpei Iori, Akihiko Sanada, Mitsuru Kirijo, Fuuka Yamagishi, Aigis, Koromaru, Ken Amada, Shinjiro Aragaki, Shuji Ikutsuki[[/note]]
10th Aug '16 2:06:12 PM Andrzej
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* [[Characters/Persona3SEES The S.E.E.S.]]
* [[Characters/Persona3SocialLinksAndNPCs The Social Links and NPCs]]
* [[Characters/Persona3Antagonists The Antagonists]]

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* [[Characters/Persona3SEES The S.E.E.S.]]
]] [[note]]The Male Protagonist, The Female Protagonist, Yukari Takeba, Junpei Iori, Akihiko Sanada, Mitsuru Kirijo, Fuuka Yamagishi, Aigis, Koromaru, Ken Amada, Shinjiro Aragaki, Shuji Ikutsuki[[/note]]
* [[Characters/Persona3SocialLinksAndNPCs The Social Links and NPCs]]
NPCs]] [[note]]Elizabeth and Theodore, Igor, Kenji Tomochika, Hidetoshi Odagiri, Kazushi "Kaz" Miyamoto, Rio Iwasaki, Chihiro Fushimi, Saori Hasegawa, Keisuke Hiraga, Ryoji Mochizuki, Yuko Nishiwaki, Andre Laurent Jean Geraux (a.k.a. Bebe), Nozomi Suemitsu, Bunkichi and Mitsuko Kitamura, Maya, Maiko Oohashi, Tanaka, Mutatsu, Mamoru Hayase, Akinari Kamiki, Eiichiro Takeba[[/note]]
* [[Characters/Persona3Antagonists The Antagonists]]Antagonists]] [[note]]Full Moon Shadows, Strega (Takaya Sakaki, Jin Shirato, and Chidori Yoshino), The Journey's final boss, Metis, The Answer's final boss[[/note]]
10th Aug '16 12:06:01 PM Beats1218
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* Characters/Persona3SEES [[note]]The Male Protagonist, The Female Protagonist, Yukari Takeba, Junpei Iori, Akihiko Sanada, Mitsuru Kirijo, Fuuka Yamagishi, Aigis, Koromaru, Ken Amada, Shinjiro Aragaki, Shuji Ikutsuki[[/note]]
* Characters/Persona3SocialLinksAndNPCs [[note]]Elizabeth and Theodore, Igor, Kenji Tomochika, Hidetoshi Odagiri, Kazushi "Kaz" Miyamoto, Rio Iwasaki, Chihiro Fushimi, Saori Hasegawa, Keisuke Hiraga, Ryoji Mochizuki, Yuko Nishiwaki, Andre Laurent Jean Geraux (a.k.a. Bebe), Nozomi Suemitsu, Bunkichi and Mitsuko Kitamura, Maya, Maiko Oohashi, Tanaka, Mutatsu, Mamoru Hayase, Akinari Kamiki, Eiichiro Takeba[[/note]]
* Characters/Persona3Antagonists [[note]]Full Moon Shadows, Strega (Takaya Sakaki, Jin Shirato, and Chidori Yoshino), The Journey's final boss, Metis, The Answer's final boss[[/note]]

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* Characters/Persona3SEES [[note]]The Male Protagonist, [[Characters/Persona3SEES The Female Protagonist, Yukari Takeba, Junpei Iori, Akihiko Sanada, Mitsuru Kirijo, Fuuka Yamagishi, Aigis, Koromaru, Ken Amada, Shinjiro Aragaki, Shuji Ikutsuki[[/note]]
S.E.E.S.]]
* Characters/Persona3SocialLinksAndNPCs [[note]]Elizabeth [[Characters/Persona3SocialLinksAndNPCs The Social Links and Theodore, Igor, Kenji Tomochika, Hidetoshi Odagiri, Kazushi "Kaz" Miyamoto, Rio Iwasaki, Chihiro Fushimi, Saori Hasegawa, Keisuke Hiraga, Ryoji Mochizuki, Yuko Nishiwaki, Andre Laurent Jean Geraux (a.k.a. Bebe), Nozomi Suemitsu, Bunkichi and Mitsuko Kitamura, Maya, Maiko Oohashi, Tanaka, Mutatsu, Mamoru Hayase, Akinari Kamiki, Eiichiro Takeba[[/note]]
NPCs]]
* Characters/Persona3Antagonists [[note]]Full Moon Shadows, Strega (Takaya Sakaki, Jin Shirato, and Chidori Yoshino), [[Characters/Persona3Antagonists The Journey's final boss, Metis, The Answer's final boss[[/note]]Antagonists]]
8th Aug '16 1:39:59 AM JPMFES
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* Characters/Persona3SocialLinksAndNPCs [[note]]Elizabeth and Theodore, Igor, Kenji Tomochika, Hidetoshi Odagiri, Kazushi "Kaz" Miyamoto, Rio Iwasaki, Chihiro Fushimi, Saori Hasegawa, Keisuke Hiraga, Ryoji Mochizuki, Yuko Nishiwaki, Andre Laurent Jean Geraux (a.k.a. Bebe), Nozomi Suemitsu, Bunkichi and Mitsuko Kitamura, Maya, Maiko Oohashi, Tanaka, Mutatsu, Mamoru Hayase, Akinari Kamiki[[/note]]

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* Characters/Persona3SocialLinksAndNPCs [[note]]Elizabeth and Theodore, Igor, Kenji Tomochika, Hidetoshi Odagiri, Kazushi "Kaz" Miyamoto, Rio Iwasaki, Chihiro Fushimi, Saori Hasegawa, Keisuke Hiraga, Ryoji Mochizuki, Yuko Nishiwaki, Andre Laurent Jean Geraux (a.k.a. Bebe), Nozomi Suemitsu, Bunkichi and Mitsuko Kitamura, Maya, Maiko Oohashi, Tanaka, Mutatsu, Mamoru Hayase, Akinari Kamiki[[/note]]Kamiki, Eiichiro Takeba[[/note]]
26th Jul '16 9:22:04 AM Andrzej
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* Characters/Persona3SEES
* Characters/Persona3SocialLinksAndNPCs
* Characters/Persona3Antagonists

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* Characters/Persona3SEES
Characters/Persona3SEES [[note]]The Male Protagonist, The Female Protagonist, Yukari Takeba, Junpei Iori, Akihiko Sanada, Mitsuru Kirijo, Fuuka Yamagishi, Aigis, Koromaru, Ken Amada, Shinjiro Aragaki, Shuji Ikutsuki[[/note]]
* Characters/Persona3SocialLinksAndNPCs
Characters/Persona3SocialLinksAndNPCs [[note]]Elizabeth and Theodore, Igor, Kenji Tomochika, Hidetoshi Odagiri, Kazushi "Kaz" Miyamoto, Rio Iwasaki, Chihiro Fushimi, Saori Hasegawa, Keisuke Hiraga, Ryoji Mochizuki, Yuko Nishiwaki, Andre Laurent Jean Geraux (a.k.a. Bebe), Nozomi Suemitsu, Bunkichi and Mitsuko Kitamura, Maya, Maiko Oohashi, Tanaka, Mutatsu, Mamoru Hayase, Akinari Kamiki[[/note]]
* Characters/Persona3AntagonistsCharacters/Persona3Antagonists [[note]]Full Moon Shadows, Strega (Takaya Sakaki, Jin Shirato, and Chidori Yoshino), The Journey's final boss, Metis, The Answer's final boss[[/note]]
25th Jul '16 9:39:12 PM rmctagg09
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'''Due to [[Administravia/HandlingSpoilers wiki policy]], this page contains numerous unmarked spoilers. YouHaveBeenWarned.'''

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!The Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad (S.E.E.S.)

[[folder:In General]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:S.E.E.S.[[labelnote:*]]Clockwise from the bottom: Koromaru, Ken Amada, Female Protagonist, Aigis, Fuuka Yamagishi, Male Protagonist, Junpei Iori, Shingiro Aragaki, Mitsuru Kijiro, Akihiko Sanada, and Yukari Takeba; not pictured: Shuji Ikutsuki]] [[/labelnote]]

* BadassCrew: Badass enough to take over anything rotten that comes in their way.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: SEES is composed of a NewTransferStudent, a SpiritedYoungLady, the ClassClown, a BoxingBattler, the StudentCouncilPresident, a ShrinkingViolet, a TagAlongKid, a BruiserWithASoftCenter, a RobotGirl, and [[TeamPet a dog]].


[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Protagonists]]

!!Tropes As Applied to Both Protagonists
* TheAce: Both are capable of summoning multiple Personas, is seen as TheReliableOne by all of their teammates, is the best player on whichever sports team they decides to join, and is a ChickMagnet[=/=]DudeMagnet. Junpei [[GreenEyedMonster acknowledges this]] as well.
* AllLovingHero: Dialogue and actions rarely give the chance to be angry, although you can be pretty rude (and, yes, [[YouLoseAtZeroTrust you will be called out for it]]). Social Links indicate that the MC is a very understanding person. The diversity of their social links, from an elderly couple, classmates, a CorruptCorporateExecutive, a DirtyOldMonk, as well as the strangest members of SEES (a dog and a robot) show that they have the capacity to care for pretty much anyone.
* AsleepForDays: The main character's awakening to their Persona ability puts him/her out for a week.
* AsleepInClass: In the game, they have the option to sleep in class. Doing this cures their Tired/Cold status and can change it to Great.
* {{Badass}}: Easily the best fighter in the group as well as the most flexible. To the point where it's lampshaded by their courage title becoming {{Badass}} when maxed out.
** BadassAdorable: They both are certainly good-looking.
** SubmissiveBadass: They might be the team leader, but they're always taking directives from someone like Mitsuru. However, they're the team leader because they're level headed and the best fighter in the group. In short, they're the best tactician of the group, while Mitsuru is responsible for SEES' long-term strategy. [[spoiler:Until New Years Eve, at any rate.]]
* BarrierMaiden: [[spoiler:They possesses the ego fragment of the Nyx Avatar while all of its powers are split.]]
** [[spoiler:Not to mention becoming the Great Seal to prevent Erebus from contacting Nyx.]]
* BattleCouple: When romancing any members of the party.
* BigEater: Both are depicted as heavy eaters. Most of their Social Links often take place in restaurants or eateries.
** The male protagonist can keep up with the Gourmet King and Mamoru in eating. Only Elizabeth outdoes him, during their date, but she does so in a way that indicates he managed to keep up through seven straight meals. In ''PQ'', he's noted for eating several plates of yakisoba.
** The female protagonist is noted by others to have quite the appetite. Junpei's impressed on how much she can fit so much food in her body during his Social Link. In the Drama CD, she orders a lot of food, with Yukari remarking how it's too large an order for her.
* BigSleep: At the end of the epilogue, [[spoiler:he/she dies as he/she goes to sleep.]]
* BiTheWay: Downplayed compared to their [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} successor]], but they have moments.
** For the male protagonist, in Persona Q's second dungeon, he has the option to choose "It doesn't matter at all" regarding his destined partner's sex. Through this, he also can optionally blush during his wedding event with Shinjiro saying "My heart's pounding."
** For the female protagonist, in addition to the guys she dates, she can also romance Aigis or Elizabeth.
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:He/She sacrifices all of their life energy to create a seal for Nyx. He/She manages to hold out until graduation before dying on the roof.]]
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Thanks to the Social Links and searching for the Lost Ones in Tartarus, they more or less develop this. Some of Elizabeth/Theodore's requests also require things like feeding a stray cat or watering a drying-up flowerbed.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: No parents to get in the way of adventuring. [[spoiler:They apparently died during the disaster ten years ago.]]
* CosmicPlaything: [[spoiler:Their parents died when their was six, leaving them as an orphan. The embodiment of death is sealed inside their body, biding its time until it can return to full strength. They later gives their lives to become a BarrierMaiden to prevent the world's death wish from reaching Nyx.]]
* DefinitelyJustACold: [[spoiler:During the epilogue, the gameplay notes that the MC is quite tired, but doesn't mention it as being very serious. A few days later, he/she's dead.]]
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: In the Good Ending, [[spoiler:after the group fails to eliminate the Nyx Avatar, the protagonist travels to confront Nyx in person and manages to replace the seal on Nyx.]]
* EleventhHourSuperPower: [[spoiler:After the fight with the Nyx Avatar, they eventually stand up and take the fight directly to Nyx, a fight where concentrated death is used on them every turn but doesn't do a thing. The fight finishes when they spend their soul to seal Nyx.]]
* ExtracurricularEnthusiast: A sports club, the student council, the fashion club, a culture club (MC only), committee work (FeMC only) and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers a club dedicated to fighting manifestations of the repressed human psyche.]]
* TheHero: Your best fighter, both for physical and magical attacks, as well as intellectually and socially capable.
* HeroicBSOD: In the game, they both seem to avoid this, but [[spoiler:the game text states this happens after Ryoji explains who he is and presents the choice to kill him.]]
-->'''Narration:''' [[spoiler:You cannot think clearly. How does a person choose the way he will die?]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:They use their soul to create a seal to stop Nyx.]]
* IAmWho: [[spoiler:Aigis sealed the Nyx Avatar inside them as a child.]]
* MessianicArchetype: Their ultimate Persona is actually called Messiah, and in the end they [[spoiler:sacrifice themselves at the end after leading the group forward.]]
* NewTransferStudent: Starts the year by transferring into the school without knowing anyone.
* ParentalAbandonment: Their parents died in an accident. [[spoiler:It was caused by the explosion at the Kirijo labs.]]
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: The color themes for the menus are blue for the male character and pink for the female.
* PlayingWithFire: Their initial Persona Orpheus starts with an Agi skill, made more powerful in the movie.
* PowerStrainBlackout: Collapses and is unconscious for several days after summoning his/her Persona for the first time.
* TheReliableOne: Along with being the LivingEmotionalCrutch for their Social Links, they're also made the field leader and becomes Mitsuru's assistant in the Student Body Council. On top of that, they also joins a few clubs, and can achieve top grades in their class. It's that kind of game.
* ResignedToTheCall: They didn't exactly move to Iwatodai expecting anything out of the ordinary, although it is implied that they are used to experiencing the Dark Hour. Some of the lines the player can choose at the beginning also express uncertainty about being a persona user and the field leader. As time goes on, they becomes used to fighting shadows, a development noted by Pharos.
* SchrodingersPlayerCharacter: In '''Portable'', the player has the option to play as either both, and neither one appears in the other route. This is even carried over to side materials; the FeMC's only CD Drama appearance has her as the leader, and the stage play has two versions with a male and female lead, coinciding with different performance dates.
* SecondYearProtagonist
* SilentProtagonist: Somewhat averted since they both shout to call their Personas, but ultimately averted for the male character if choosing the ''P4'' side.
* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler:With anyone they romance.]]
* SuperpowerLottery: They're the resident Wild Card. That alone would be enough, but they also have the unique ability to summon two personas at once for a fusion attack. (In ''Portable'', this is turned into expendable items to be used.) [[spoiler:They also gain access to the Universe arcana, representing understanding of the purpose of life and their ''own'' life in relation to all, which is what allows them to seal Nyx, especially notable for the fact that it is clearly distinguished from the World arcana which most of the other protagonists (including Persona 4's Yu Narukami) achieve and they is the first person seen attaining and using it. Igor even notes that he has never seen another power like that of the protagonist's.]]
* WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou: If they dies, it's Game Over. This is justified in that [[spoiler:their the seal for Death, who will bring about The Fall if unleashed]], but you don't learn this until shortly after it stops being true, at which point... absolutely nothing changes, and it's ''still'' Game Over if you die.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Male Protagonist / Makoto Yuki]]

!!Male Protagonist / [[ComicBookAdaptation Minato Arisato]] / [[BigDamnMovie Makoto Yuki]] / [[ScreenToStageAdaptation Sakuya Shiomi]]
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[[caption-width-right:125:''[[{{SugarAndIcePersonality}} Whatever.]]'']]
->'''Arcana:''' The Fool, Death, Judgement, [[spoiler:The Universe]]\\
'''Persona:''' [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Orpheus, Thanatos]], [[MessianicArchetype Messiah]]\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YuriLowenthal (English), Creator/AkiraIshida (Japanese)\\
'''Live actor:''' Shouta Aoi

The local HeroicMime of ''3''. His parents died ten years prior to the events of the game and he has moved around a lot as a result. He has an affinity with the Fool Arcana and begins the game with the persona Orpheus. More impressively, he also possesses the rare Wild Card, which allows him to store multiple personas. He can also wield various weapons, but defaults to a one-handed sword. (In the PSP port, this is his only usable weapon type.) In general, he is very calm and responsible, in contrast to Junpei and numerous [=NPCs=] who behave like typical high school students. Although quiet, he has significant leadership skills and can think and plan in the midst of battle.

He is transferred into the Gekkoukan High School in his second year of high school. Upon arriving at his new dorm during the Dark Hour, he is asked by Pharos to sign a contract which states "I chooseth this fate of my own free will." Within days of moving into the dorm, he has his first encounter with the Shadows and awakens to his power. After being recruited into SEES, he's appointed as field leader by Mitsuru and Akihiko due to the ease with which he is able to summon his Persona, a position which eventually becomes permanent. He also visits the Velvet Room, and has periodic chats with Pharos, the mysterious young boy who initially presented him with the Velvet Room contract.

In the game's opening scenes, he's seen wearing headphones and listening to "Burn My Dread", the theme song of ''3''. [[spoiler:The same song plays again during his final battle with Nyx.]]

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* AdaptationalBadass: Not for him, but his initial Persona Orpheus was beefed up to make him more prominent in the movies. In the game, his weak level 1 status plus 2 major weaknesses (Zio and Mudo) made him only useful at the start of the story, with players quickly moving on to other Personas ASAP. In the movie, he's Makoto's main Persona and he even got to throw a few hits at the Magician Full-Moon Shadow before Thanatos came along to finish the job.
* AmbiguousDisorder: He's a bit of a CloudCuckoolander in Persona Q and the movies, to the point where Junpei, the wise guy to his straight man, says he's not normal. All things considered, it's likely he has some sort of depression.
** In the movies, it's heavily implied he has PTSD.
* BadassBiker: In Spring of Birth, he rides on Mitsuru's motorcycle to [[BigDamnHeroes save Fuuka from the Emperor and Empress Shadows.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He can chase off a group of thugs single handed without much problem and without the use of his Persona. In the audio dramas, the one time he ever expresses anger is when his friends are in danger.
* BigBrotherMentor: The Movie gives him this role towards Ken, thanks to Mitsuru making him Ken's bodyguard before he joined SEES thanks to having [[OrphansOrdeal similar backstories.]]
* BishieSparkle: Both him and Akihiko in the manga, when they're having their ping-pong match.
* {{Bishonen}}: He's remarked on looking handsome and androgynous by a few characters. Yuko also notices he has long eyelashes.
* BrokenAce: Comes close to this during the second movie. As the Wild Card, he's the most powerful member of the group, and thus the most reliable in battle. But as SEES gets closer to eliminating all the Full-Moon Shadows, Makoto realizes his time with them will end soon, as his reliability in battle is his main asset that allows him to remain close to SEES and gives him a purpose in life. [[spoiler:This comes to a head at the end, where his insecurity of losing both leads to his performance in battle decreasing, most notably the battle on October 4th.]]
* BrokenBird: How the movie characterizes him, emphasizing on how much the deaths of his parents left him traumatized.
** He gets somewhat better in the second film, but his fear of losing his new happiness indicates he's not fully healed.
* CanonName: He has no default name in the game, but the adaptions provide him with no less than three: The manga (and the early Japanese trailers for Persona Q) names him Minato Arisato, the movie series calls him Makoto Yuki, and the stage play refers to him as Sakuya Shiomi. Which one is considered "canon" is subject to heated fan debate (unlike ''Persona 4's'' Yu Narukami, whose name was canonized with further spin-offs) [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment and we'll leave it at that.]]
* TheCasanova: Can be played this way. The lack of a "friends only" option for the girls means if you want Orpheus Telos, obtainable by getting Rank 10 with every Social Link, you have to play him like this.
* CatchPhrase: "Doudemo ii," the meaning of which depends on the context. Generally, it can be translated as "Whatever" or "I don't care". It's one of the most common dialogue choices for the male protagonist. In the drama [=CDs=], it's usually used when he has no opinion on something.
** This gets lampshaded in Persona Q in one of the answer choices in the Group Date Cafe (on the P4 side, obviously). In fact, if you choose it, it locks him as your destined partner.
* CharacterDevelopment: Extremely subtle, but a lot of the dialogue choices at the end and middle portions of the game are drastically different from his earliest interactions, going from cold and a bit of a {{Jerkass}} to compassionate and open.
** Ditto for the movies, as he goes from being almost completely emotionally dead to expressive and contemplative.
* CharacterTic: As can be seen in his image above, he keeps his hands in his pockets a lot. Not only is he usually seen walking this in cutscenes, he'll even do it in gameplay if he's [[IdleAnimation left alone for a few seconds]]. When finishing up a fight, he's usually scene slipping his free hand into his pocket after flourishing his weapon.
* ChickMagnet: Every girl he meets seems to fall for him. By the end of the year, it's possible for Fuuka, Mitsuru, Yukari, Chihiro, Yuko, Elizabeth, and even the likes of Maiko, Ms. Toriumi, and Aigis to fall for him.
** ''Persona 3 Portable'' actually makes this into a running gag, with his looks actually charming girls during the infamous Operation Babe Hunt.
* CloudCuckooLander: More noticeable in Persona Q. One example is when he drinks from a tea set found by the party, which they suspected was dangerous. His excuse? He thought he was at Chagell.
** Some examples from the movies include him attempting to stop a train using a video game as reference, and when he's at Yakushima he tries imitating a crab walking sideways.
* TheComicallySerious: Leans towards this in Persona Q.
-->'''Yukari:''' Uh, I don't think he's joking. He's usually serious...
* DeadpanSnarker: In the movie tetralogy. Heavy on the [[StepfordSnarker snark side.]] His dialogue choices in the game and in ''PQ'' also lean towards this.
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice King]]: As the game progresses, his dialogue options start becoming kinder.
** He's noticeably less distant and more open in the second movie than the first.
** He regresses for a while in the third movie, but recovers and becomes even more open after he befriends Ryoji. He even starts to smile more!
* DependingOnTheWriter: His personality when properly characterized varies heavily from source to source. All that's really consistent is that he's quiet and somewhat disinterested, implied to not really fear death, and genuinely cares about his friends even if he doesn't show it:
** In the original game, his personality is mostly a blank slate. The frequent "I don't care" dialogue options obviously suggest a sort of apathy, and many of his "rude" dialogue choices gradually disappear as the plot progresses.
** In ''Persona Q'', he comes off as somewhat eccentric with weird thought processes. He speaks with a bored, lethargic voice in the English dub.
** The manga shows Minato as constantly drowsy. He's very expressive in it compared to other sources, even though he's still quiet.
** Noriaki Akitaya, director of the ''P3'' movies, said that the basic characterization of Makoto in the movies came from fan reaction to his character. The films give him the most focused growth of any other source, showing him as emotionally-stunted and utterly ambivalent to whatever happens to him, and he's implied to have some sort of depression and/or PTSD. When his new friends in SEES gradually get him to open up more, this causes his apathy to disappear and a fear of death to begin growing, and he comes to be hesitant to defeat the Arcana Shadows to end the Dark Hour because he doesn't want to return to a lonely life when SEES' job is over.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Of the ''P4'' story in ''Persona Q'' being the the leader of the ''P3'' cast.
* DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu: Can optionally date Elizabeth, who requests he show her around Port Island. The places she requests to visit start to become more personal, a development she notes herself, as she falls in love with him. Her final date has her visit his room, followed by an implied sex scene.
* EmoTeen: While his personality is mostly shaped by the player, his dialogue options in the game come off as being low-energy and sullen. His catchphrase is even "whatever." This interpretation is used in the movie, although he grows out of it near the end of ''Spring of Birth.'' The manga and ''Persona Q'' drop the "emo" half all together, making him more of an eccentric introvert. (Although some dramatic moments in the manga later on make it resurface.)
* [[EmotionlessGirl Emotionless Guy]]: The only time you'll ever really hear him raise his voice in Persona Q is if a shadow dodges his attack. Besides that, he usually speaks in a deadpan monotone.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:He dies on the school roof content and with a smile, looking merely tired.]]
* HarmfulToMinors: Witnessed his parents' deaths as a kid. The movies make this worse by his statement that he's been experiencing the Dark Hour for a long time as well.
* HatesBeingAlone: After becoming more fulfilled with his life thanks to SEES, the thought of going back to his lonely, empty existence scares Makoto. To the point he starts requesting Tartarus missions more than ever, despite his friends not seeing the point since the Dark Hour will disappear when they destroy all 12 Shadows. [[spoiler:It comes to a head by the end of the movie, where his hesitation causes him to struggle against the Fortune and Strength Shadows.]]
* HatesBeingTouched: Makoto in the first movie. This goes ignored by Junpei. By the second movie he [[CharacterDevelopment seems to not care anymore]].
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: He's quiet and rather reserved. Several people comment on the headphones he always wears as well. While somewhat aloof, he does join several school clubs and enjoy being around others.
* HeroicBSOD:
** The game's narration implies he undergoes this during the game's darkest hours, such as [[spoiler: after the death of Shinjiro]] and [[spoiler: learning about the upcoming apocalypse]].
** In the movies, he [[spoiler:slowly enters one during the final quarter of the second film, but it [[BreakTheCutie takes full effect]] [[ItsAllMyFault after Shinjiro dies.]]]]
* HeroesPreferSwords: When he awakens to his Persona, he's been given a one-handed sword, but he can equip any weapon aside guns and knives throughout the course of the game in the original Persona 3 and ''FES''. In ''Portable'', he can only equip one-handed swords.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Becomes this with Ryoji in the third film.
* InSeriesNickname: "Leader". In the drama [=CDs=], as he has no 'canon name', his friends in SEES take to referring to him as such. It eventually spreads to the protagonist's other friends, who note how well the nickname fits him.
* JapanesePronouns: Uses "Boku" in Persona Q, the manga, and the stage play. In the movies, he uses "Ore", though so far he has only used that when he was alone.
* {{Jerkass}}: Can be played this way, early game. Some of his options are downright ''cruel''.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Late-game, his previously awful options lean much towards this, implying at least a bit of CharacterDevelopment.
* MomentOfWeakness: In the second anime movie, [[spoiler:he didn't kill The Wheel of Fortune Shadow fast enough when he had a chance due to his conflicting feelings on ending the Dark Hour. Since the battle dragged on, the crew was too late to save Shinjiro]]. Makoto's face at the end, in addition to his issues with death being thrown in his face, makes it clear [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone he feels responsible]] as well.
* NiceGuy: In spite of his [[IceKing cold]][[BrokenBird ness]], he is this through and through.
* NoSocialSkills: Ironically, he starts out the movie series like this, not being able to empathize much with people and often appearing coldly dismissive to his surroundings. However, CharacterDevelopment allows him to show more and more of his HiddenHeartOfGold as the films go on, and by the second movie he's more talkative and sociable with people.
* NotSoStoic:
** Near the end of the game, a panicked Junpei is calling him out on harboring the upcoming apocalypse by letting Ryoji grow into Nyx's avatar, which our hero had no control over. One of the dialogue options is a simple "I'm scared too."
** The second [=P3P=] audio drama is a [[http://imaginary-numbers.dreamwidth.org/3584.html good example]] of him losing his cool. Don't ever endanger his Social Links.
** This occurs several times in the movie, particularly when his friends are in danger.
** ''Persona Q'' gives him several opportunities to blush in embarrassment, or react in a shocked manner.
* OrphansOrdeal: The movie emphasizes this more, since it's mentioned that he was shuffled around different relatives, contributing to his distant nature.
* PeekABangs: Even {{Lampshaded}} during the Tower Social Link.
* PintSizedPowerHouse: Outside of the eleven year old Ken, he's by far the scrawniest of the guys but is the only member of the team who can wield all types of weapons and as a wielder of the Wild Card is far more powerful of a Persona user.
* TheQuietOne: His justification for being a silent protagonist - dialogue options are fairly rare, and when they do show up, they're generally very laconic and to the point. During the movies, he only says about a single sentence every ten minutes. Lampshaded a few times. Averted in ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'', where he speaks just as much as everyone else.
* ReallyGetsAround: Five of his S. Links end with him 'spending a long time' in a bedroom with a girl. Six if you include Elizabeth, and while Aigis apparently lacks the bits necessary, she gets a scene full of DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything moments.
** Averted in the movies, where he doesn't seem to show any romantic interest with the girls except Aigis.
* RealMenWearPink: One of his dialogue choices in Yukari's social link is that he thinks pink is cute. It's also an option for him to join the Fashion Club and sew clothes with Bebe.
** He has a girly first name in the stage play and a unisex one in the movies.
* ReiAyanamiExpy: Particularly in the movies, he's like a male version of her, being a [[TheStoic Stoic]] [[EmotionlessGirl Emotionless Guy]] with [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]] and TheUnfettered member of their team who eventually warms up to them. He even gets a [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]] moment at the end of the first movie!
* RoboSexual: Somewhat implied if the player pursues Aigis' Social Link - while at no point is there any sort of kissing, hugging, or explicit displays or mentions of romantic affection, there's a ''lot'' of obviously intentional subtext, and the final scene of the Link is very much DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything. The anime movie adaptions seem to portray him and Aigis as the main couple.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: Barring [[TokenMiniMoe Ken]], he's the shortest of the male characters, but can also potentially be the smartest.
* SlasherSmile: He sports a rather scary one during his first Persona summoning. Thankfully a non-villainous example.
* {{Sleepyhead}}: In the manga, Minato tends towards sleepiness, though he can switch to HyperAwareness if it's really important, like debates and Tartarus battles. [[SeriousBusiness Or if he just wants to win that ping-pong match against Akihiko-senpai.]]
* SquishyWizard: [[DownplayedTrope Leans towards this]] in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ''. He has high magic and speed, but the worst affinities out of all characters, including a weakness to [[OneHitKill Mudo]], which is very common in late game. [[spoiler:Messiah does give him more resistances than most other characters, but he still has fewer of them than his successor does, and he doesn't lose that Mudo weakness either]]. Despite his short range you might want to put him in the back row.
* TheStoic: He tends to be quite quiet and inexpressive. When he is introduced to Yukari in the manga, he smiles and says 'Nice to meet you', and promptly thinks 'That was out of character for me!'
** Also made a key character trait in the movies. Makoto is emotionally detached from everything he's told to do, always giving a simple "Understood" whenever someone gives him orders. He appears to almost never act on his own will, which Yukari [[WhatTheHellHero eventually calls him out on]] before the Fuuka rescue mission.
*** Basically speaking, compared to Yu in the [[Anime/Persona4TheAnimation Persona 4 anime]], aside from a couple of [[DeadpanSnarker snarky remarks]], his stoic attitude is treated much more seriously thanks to his DarkAndTroubledPast. Even his CloudCuckooLander moments, while funny, are less zany than Yu's.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Other than his occasional lines when summoning Personas in ''3'' proper, he's only ever voiced in various adaptations - and even then, he's still fairly quiet. For English fans, ''Persona Q'' - released over seven years after ''3'' - is the first time he ever speaks properly.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Implied through dialogue in the game. In the movies, he starts off with a very icy personality that masks his sweeter side.
* TalkingToHimself: With Ryoji and Pharos. Averted in the games due to hiss SilentProtagonist nature, but played straight in the films. In the English dub of ''Q'', he plays this straight with Yosuke.
* TheUnfettered: Starts off this way in the movie series.
* {{Trigger}}: In the movies, seeing people in danger of dying, or being told they will die, triggers back memories of his parents' car accident. [[spoiler:It contributes to his HeroicBSOD after Shinjiro's death.]]
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: When he experiences the Dark Hour for the first time, he just shrugs and keeps walking. Taken UpToEleven in the movie tetralogy where it's revealed that he has known about the Dark Hour for ''ten years'' and hadn't reacted much to it.
* VocalEvolution: For the English dub, in the original games, in the few instances where the protagonist talked (basically any time he called out his Persona), it was done with Creator/YuriLowenthal's more typical voice that he uses for most roles. Come ''Q'', his delivery on most of his lines are a lot more deadpan and lethargic, partly to emphasize [[TheStoic his characterization]] and partly because [[TalkingToHimself the more upbeat Yosuke's in the same game.]]
* WarriorTherapist: Ends up being a mediator between Fuuka and Natsuki in the first movie.
* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: Smiles normally for the first time at the end of the first movie, surprising both Yukari and Junpei.
** He strikes again in the third movie when he genuinely laughs for the first time.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: His hair is dark blue.
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[[folder:The Female Protagonist]]

!!Female Protagonist / [[ScreenToStageAdaptation Kotone Shiomi]]
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[[caption-width-right:190:''[[MythologyGag Let's try to think positive.]]'']]
->'''Arcana:''' The Fool, Death, Judgement, [[spoiler:The Universe]]\\
'''Persona:''' [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Orpheus, Thanatos]], [[MessianicArchetype Messiah]]\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/LauraBailey (English), Creator/MarinaInoue (Japanese)\\
'''Live actor:''' Creator/KanaAsumi

''[[UpdatedRerelease Persona 3 Portable]]'' provides the option of playing as a female main character. She has the same history and storyline as the male protagonist, but is not a mere GenderFlip of him. Her appearance notably differs from his, and in general she tends towards being much more upbeat and energetic than the quiet and reclusive male protagonist. She has an alternate form of Orpheus and also has a number of different social links than the male protagonist, most notably losing many of the other links such as Star, Justice, or Magician in order to have links with the previously undeveloped male characters in the party.

Many of the tropes which apply to the male protagonist apply to the female as well, except as noted:

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* ActionGirl: As the protagonist, she is the most powerful member of SEES, just like in the male route.
* BladeOnAStick: She uses naginatas. One such naginata is a human-sized version of the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/msgundam/ms-14a.htm MS-14 Gelgoog's]] double-ended beam naginata.
** NaginatasAreFeminine: The naginata weapon class is unique, separate from Ken's spear class.
* CanonName: In the live-action stage play she's named Kotone Shiomi. {{Fanon}} often dictates her name elsewhere as Minako Arisato, the female form of Minato.
* CoolBigSis: Evolves into one for Maiko and non-romantic Ken. Mitsuru can also be this to her if you finish her Social Link.
* ContinuityNod: A unique dialogue tree has this as one of the reactions [[spoiler:to Ikutsuki's betrayal]]. [[VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} Let's think positive.]]
* DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu: She has the choice to develop a personal relationship with Theodore by granting his requests to show him around various Port Island locations. He falls in love with her in the process, and the last such request may lead to the two of them having sex.
** [[spoiler:Ryoji is an avatar of Nyx, and falls in love with her. If his S. Link is pursued as a romance, the penultimate rank of it ends in an implied sex scene.]]
* DudeMagnet: By the end of the game, it's possible for Akihiko, Shinjiro, Ken, Ryoji, Hidetoshi, Bebe, and Theodore to all be in love with her — plus [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Maiko's father awkwardly asking her out]]. Her popularity is also noted by Junpei in passing during his S. Link.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Aigis's interactions with her are just as romantic as they are with the male protagonist, now with added {{Gayngst}}. Mitsuru also has a very intense relationship with her. If you pick Elizabeth, she shows a lot of romantic interest, about as much as she does with the male protagonist.
* {{Expy}}: She looks a bit like Yuzu from VideoGame/DevilSurvivor. Funny, since the main character of that game was an expy of the male protagonist in this one.
* FeminineWomenCanCook: Girls in Persona games have a tendency to be awful cooks, a tradition overturned by the [=FeMC=]. She's even good enough to rescue cookies from the clutches of the evil chef Fuuka.
* GenderFlip: Personally averted, but her version of Orpheus is.
* GenkiGirl: As compared to the male protagonist, her dialogue options tend to be much more energetic and upbeat. Characters will also note on occasion that she manages to stay cheerful [[spoiler:even during the end of the world]] or that an energetic flower like sunflowers suit her.
** After the [[spoiler:reveal of who Ryoji is and the coming of the Fall]], her dialogue options become more serious, indicating how the plot has affected her.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Yukari, they grow so close that Yukari puts off finding a boyfriend so that she can spend as much time with the Female Protagonist as possible, and if the player doesn't romance any of the male characters she will spend Christmas with Yukari (with Fuuka tagging along).
* HairDecorations: They're also symbolic, representing the alternate placement of TheFool Arcana (XXII).
* TheHeart: She's as much of a pillar as the male character, but compared to him, she shows some more incentive to take charge and act as a "boss" like [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} their successor]].
* InSeriesNickname: Same as the male protagonist, her comrades in SEES all refer to her as "Leader" in both the game and drama [=CDs=].
* LadyOfWar: She's quite graceful in battle.
* LetsGetDangerous: Seems to be noticeably more serious in battle when compared to her usual cheerful demeanor in dialogue.
* LighterAndSofter: Considering how her dialogue is noticeably more upbeat and cheerful than her male counterpart's. She even dresses in much brighter colors.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: For Shinjiro's S. Link, she takes the time to nudge him into interacting with the rest of S.E.E.S., something he would rarely do otherwise. It's not that he can't, but rather that he's a little shy, of all things.
* OutOfFocus: She doesn't get the same amount of attention or merchandise as her male counterpart, and unlike him she's exclusive to the PSP port of the game. She doesn't have much prominence in side materials either (out of the many drama [=CDs=], she appears in only ''one''). Thankfully, the stage play gives her a good deal of spotlight (including giving her a name), and it's helped that they take a number of cues from the movies.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Junpei. He's the only male SEES member to not have a romance option with her, despite knowing her the longest. There were scrapped plans for a Junpei romance, however.
* PluckyGirl: Even in the darkest stretches of the game, her dialogue options remain determinedly upbeat.
* {{Shotacon}}: In the original Japanese version, ten-year-old Ken is a potential love interest. This was toned down a bit in the English version due to ValuesDissonance, though even in the Japanese version she still tells him to wait until he's older before trying to be serious with her.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: All of her possible love interests are genuinely nice guys -- even Shinjiro.
* SupremeChef: And her speciality is [[SweetTooth sweets]]!
* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler:With Ryoji. Before he accepts his fate as part of Nyx, he tells her that he'd have given anything to be with her forever and gives her a ring so she'll always remember that he loved her.]]
* StepfordSmiler: In her Drama CD, when she starts losing patience with Kenji's obliviousness towards Rio's feelings.
-->'''Junpei:''' She's smiling, but her eyes are below freezing.
** Some of her character interactions, particularly with Akihiko, comment that she shoulders too much responsibility on her own.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Her willingness to fight with the rest of SEES, combined with her being chosen as the field leader, gets her pegged as a tomboy by both Junpei and Shinjiro in passing, while the "girly" part comes from her more feminine style of casual clothes and the [[SupremeChef fact that she's a great cook, particularly of sweets.]]
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[[folder:Yukari Takeba]]
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->'''Arcana:''' The Lovers\\
'''Persona:''' [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Io]], [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Isis]]\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MichelleRuff (English), Creator/MegumiToyoguchi (Japanese)\\
'''Live actress:''' Maho Tomita

Yukari is one of the most popular second-year girls at Gekkoukan High thanks to her cheery personality and good looks. However, she proves to have hidden insecurities and can be abrasive and confrontational. She is a member of the archery club and uses a bow and arrow in battle. Her Persona is Io of the Lovers Arcana, which focuses on wind and healing magic.

Yukari is the newest member of SEES prior to the protagonists's arrival. She reveals early on that her father, a scientist, died ten years ago under mysterious circumstances involving a project run by the Kirijo Group, and that she transferred to Gekkoukan and joined SEES in hopes of discovering the truth. Thus, due to Mitsuru's aloof attitude and Yukari's own suspicions, the pair tend to not get along very well. She has a rather [[VitriolicBestBuds vitriolic]] friendship with Junpei, who calls her Yuka-tan despite her clear annoyance. She is estranged from her mother, who coped by taking up relationships with various men and essential abandoning her in the process, much to Yukari's disappointment and disgust.

Yukari is the Lovers Social Link for both protagonists. The male protagonist requires a maximized Charm status as well as waiting until the Yakushima event has passed in order to begin the Yukari's Social Link, July 24th being the earliest time to initiate it. In contrast, Yukari opens up much more readily to the female protagonist, finding it easier to relate to a girl her own age, particularly in contrast to Mitsuru's aloofness.

In The Answer, [[spoiler:An emotionally broken Yukari is jealous and resentful of Aigis after the latter acquires the "wild card" ability and the former protagonist's Persona Orpheus. This is one of the causes of strife in the early part of the game, particularly when she insists on going back in time to save the main character.]]

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* AuthorAppeal: Its been stated by the games lead character designer, Shigenori Soejima in an interview that Yukari's character design is one of his favorites.
* {{Adorkable}}: Her Rank 9 Social Link were she's blushing and flustered says it all really.
* ActionGirl: She's athletic, a member of archery team and can carry a bow twice her size with no trouble, is a fan of sports and military movies and even invites the protagonist to join her in a hike to the mountains in her Social Link, in [[spoiler:the games spin-off Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. A star-struck Ken reveals to the team in the P3 ending that Yukari in her role as Feather Pink, performs her own action stunts. Her moves in the game also reflect this as she can do flips in mid-air, fire arrows at a rapid pace and melee the opponent and do it all in style.]]
* AngerBornOfWorry: Exhibits mild examples throughout the game.
** Yukari is left feeling displeased and worried when Fuuka's role as unceremoniously thrust upon her by the senior members of S.E.E.S. Eventually she ends up at ease after seeing Fuuka working hard in helping the team and striving to do the same.
** Displayed fully [[spoiler:when Yukari with the help of Fuuka starts digging for information about the origins of Tartarus, which points them to Tatsumi Port Island, Mitsuru confesses her grandfathers involvement in the creation of the Dark Hour and Tartarus and that the location of the lab were the shadows were kept is now Gekkoukan High. This makes Yukari assume that the rest of S.E.E.S was just their clean the Kirijo Groups mess and lashes out for not being told the truth sooner, Akihiko get's some of the brunt too when she accuses him of not telling the truth or just not caring at all [[ArmorPiercingQuestion "as long as he get's to fight."]] which makes him question resolve, either way; Yukari apologizes to Mitsuru admitting she might have gone overboard with the accusations.]]
** [[spoiler:Another mild case with her Rank 7 Social Link moment with the Female Protagonist were she protects Yukari from being run over by a car and gets injured. Yukari becomes extremely worried about the female protagonist getting hurt because of her. Revealing to her that she doesn't want to lose someone she cares about.]]
* AbusiveParents: Well a mentally abusive parent, abandoning her daughter in her time of need when she should have been her support will most definitely not win Mrs. Takeba any parenting awards. Her lack of care affected Yukari deeply, mos of her issues about trust and relationships stem from her.
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: [[spoiler:Gender-reversed when a grief-stricken Yukari decides in "The Answer" to go back in time and save the main character, even if it means triggering the Fall all over again.]]
* ArcherArchetype: Subverted for the most part see below trope (Spirited Young Lady), but still somewhat evident. Yukari is generally friendly and sociable, but can be moody and aloof when particularly agitated. She also has trust issues and tends to keep most of her personal problems to herself.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: Quite effective, too, as [[spoiler:Mitsuru]] can attest.
* TheAtoner: After finding out her father [[spoiler:was one of those responsible for the Dark Hour coming into existence]], she decides to live to atone for his actions. [[spoiler:mildly subverted as it's revealed he actually tried to prevent the Fall.]] Though finding out the truth strengthens Yukari's resolve to eliminate the Dark Hour once and for all. Yukari's ultimate Persona Isis holds many titles one being "The protector of the dead" [[FridgeBrilliance Yukari's desires could be then seen as her redeeming and protecting her fathers legacy.]]
** [[spoiler:''The Answer'' ends with her apologizing for her borderline LoveMakesYouCrazy behavior throughout.]]
* BadassAdorable: She's pretty cute and along with her bright and cheery disposition make her one of the most popular girls in Gekkoukan High, is in the school Archery team as a main member, and one of the most athletic of the team.
* BlowYouAway: She specializes in wind magic. [[FridgeBrilliance Notably it's the element the Lovers Arcana is associated with.]]
** WindIsGreen: Garu (Wind Magic) manifest as giant green tornadoes.
* BrokenStreak: Yukari is the only female party member that can cook. Understandable as cooking became a necessarily skill for her growing up due to her mothers neglect.
* BrokenBird: Quite a balanced example. While her awful childhood did do a number on the way Yukari feels about trust and relationships, shielding herself from getting to close with any of her peers. She's not a cynic, in fact she's a very sociable, optimistic and cheery person; unlike most characters that fall into this trope, Yukari craves normalcy and creating meaningful relationships, but the shame and guilt she feels about her past is what's stopping her from doing such things.
* BondBreaker: Mild examples in The Journey see above trope (Anger Born of Worry) before taken [[UpToEleven all the way]] in The Answer. [[spoiler:After the MC dies, Yukari grows adamant about reviving him by going back in time. This was so risky that it would've prevented the Big Bad from getting sealed, risking the entire world once again to another battle that the team wouldn't have won in any other way than if he hadn't died. Thankfully, it doesn't come to that, and Yukari gets better, but only after a fight with the rest of the team apart from Mitsuru]].
* CharacterDevelopment: Quite subtle at first and then before you know it her growth as a character is taken UpToEleven. The most realistically portrayed character within the game, the fact the tropes she falls into are balanced is key to this.
* CannotSpitItOut: Non-romantic example, this is something she struggles with, most evidenced in ''PQ'' when it's clear she wants to say something to Mitsuru about her distance with the younger members, but can't bring herself to. This unfortunate habit also leads to the above trope, since she [[spoiler:kept insisting about moving forward into the future until a way they could travel back in time was revealed.]]
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Are you stupid or something?" Almost always spoken towards Junpei's antics. In ''Persona Q'', because of the games extreme {{Flanderization}} when it comes to certain character traits this is spoken a whole lot more, particularly to Junpei and other male members.
* CharacterSelectForcing: The most prone to it. She's locked out of your party during the June Full Moon boss, and locked ''in'' during both the May and July Full Moon bosses, although during the former, she and Junpei are your only party members at that point for plot-related reasons. When you're playing as the male protagonist, because she's always in your party during the Love Hotel sequence, she's subsequently the only one he can see come out of the shower when [[AliensMadeThemDoIt the Arcana Lovers shadow hypnotizes them.]]
* ClingyJealousGirl: Shows hints of this during her Social Link with the male protagonist, but it really isn't an issue until the Answer [[spoiler:in which she's visibly resentful and jealous of Aigis for being there during his final moments and inheriting his power.]]
* {{Determinator}}: One of Yukari's biggest traits, her past experiences and heartache she endures in "The Journey" and "The Answer" doesn't eliminate this trait but actually strengthens it.
* DudeMagnet: She's really popular with the guys so much that the protagonist walking together with her on their first day caused such a stir in the school. It's mentioned by Fuuka that most of the second year guys formed a broken hearts club in the Persona 3 Drama CD ''A Certain Day of Summer'' after seeing Yukari and the protagonist together much to Yukari's discomfort.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Notably, her skirt is actually ''shorter'' than the one on the normal Gekkoukan uniform.
* DeadpanSnarker: She can snark quite well, toward Junpei in particular.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Her father died when she was six, while she doesn't get along well with her mother (and her mother's stream of new and shallow boyfriends). When the public blamed and focused their backlash on her father for the accident ten years prior to the start of the game, she was forced to move several times to escape harassment. Early in the game, she tells the protagonists that she believes her father is innocent and wants to find the truth. [[spoiler:It triggers her heroic breakdown when Ikutsuki plays a fabricated tape in which her father takes responsibility for the creation of the Dark Hour.]]
* FireForgedFriends: She helps pull [[spoiler:Mitsuru out of arguably her lowest moment in life, and becomes practically a sister figure to her as a result.]]
* FriendToAllChildren: She's actually really good with kids, as you'll find out if you progress through her Social Link.[[spoiler:This is also one of the primary reasons Yukari became Feather Pink in the first place, to teach children important life lessons and give hope to them everyday.]][[FridgeBrilliance She shares this trait with her ultimate Persona Isis.]]
* FirstGirlWins: Due to the events of [[spoiler: ''The Answer'' Yukari and the protagonist having a relationship is cannon.]]
* FeminineWomenCanCook: Yukari reveals to the male protagonist in her Rank 7 Social Link that she's not just a decent cook, she's a pretty good one, in ''Persona Q'' she retains this trait, being a competent chef amongst a bunch of [[LethalChef lethal ones]].
* {{Flanderization}}: Cops the worst of it in ''Persona Q'' along with Junpei, Akihiko and Chie. Making her mild case of {{Tsundere}} in the original game more of a prominent trait, though her SpiritedYoungLady side still shines through and at the very least her depth as a character was not lost, but actually highlighted.
* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak: Although Yukari is generally portrayed with pretty feminine traits ( loves the color pink, flowers, fashion, is a skilled cook, enjoys eating sweet desserts and is deathly afraid of ghost stories) she is also describe as being fairly athletic, enjoys sports and military themed films as well as mountain hiking, and she is most definitely not intimated by street thugs, casual referring to them as ''scum''.
* GirlyBruiser: She has traditionally feminine hobbies, is also very well-versed when it comes to fashion and yet still kicks ass.
* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: Yukari's weapon of choice is the bow and arrow so she along with Aigis who uses guns fall into this trope.
* GoGetterGirl: Balances her duties with the Archery Club and with her duties in S.E.E.S very well. The trope is displayed in full [[spoiler:in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax three years later, were Yukari not only juggles her time as a college student, but also as a fashion model and television actress, not to mention she still helps Mitsuru albeit in a part-time basis as a member of ''The Shadow Operatives''.]]
* GirlsAreReallyScaredOfHorrorMovies: She has extreme phasmophobia and she is not a fan of "Junpei's Believe it or Don't", she is intent on dispersing the ghost girl rumours that plague the school when [[spoiler:Fuuka goes missing]] piecing together the crucial clues needed to find her.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: [[spoiler:After Mitsuru's father dies, she falls into a deep depression and Yukari is the one that finally snaps her out of it. Mitsuru feels the need to repay the debt in The Answer.]]
* HeroicResolve: [[spoiler:Finding out the truth about her fathers sacrifice strengthened Yukari's resolve to eliminate the ''Dark Hour'' to the point that she outright condemns Ryoji's damned if do, damned if you don't ultimatum while the rest of the team ponder their own decisions on the matter.]]
* HelloNurse: It's mentioned early in the game that Yukari has a lot of admires amongst her male classmates. During the [[BeachEpisode Yakushima Trip]] the main character, Junpei and Akihiko blush over her in a swimsuit, even without the player input.
* HeroicBSOD: Played for DramaticIrony. [[spoiler:When she finds the doctored tape revealing her father's involvement with the Dark Hour, to say she's distraught over it is an understatement. The Protagonist brings her out of her slump with some encouragement, and when she discovers the ''true'' contents of the tape her father had recorded, she gets her Ultimate Persona]]. Sadly, [[spoiler:she ends up with feelings for the Protagonist after Yakushima, only for ''him'' to die at the end of the game. Throughout The Answer, she's in a more shielded version of this trope - being abrasive and even outright caustic so as to mask what she's feeling - but once she finds an opportunity to save the Protagonist, she ''guns for it''. Only after being defeated by Aigis does she fully break down and unload all the weight she's been carrying.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Develops such a bond with [[spoiler:Mitsuru after the latter's father dies and Yukari breaks her out of it. The payoff isn't really seen until The Answer, though.]] Their bond also receives more focus in the Drama [=CDs=], particularly the New/Full Moon series.
** She can also be one with the Female Protagonist if you max her Social Link, deciding against finding a boyfriend to instead enjoy the time she has with you instead.
* HiddenDepths: Dialogue and an action she does in her S.Link implies she has a soft spot for children, and reluctance to lower her guard towards people because of her harsh background, she's definitely a character that grows a lot, not just in her Social Link but also in the games main story.
* {{Hypocrite}}: In ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'', Rise notices that while Yukari's unhappy with Mitsuru, Akihiko and Shinjiro not confiding in the younger members, Yukari largely keeps those feelings to herself, to the point that Fuuka, one of the few Yukari confides in, didn't even know about it. In the end, Yukari finding the courage to speak up is what helps the team become more open.
* IconicItem: Yukari is almost always seen wearing her signature heart choker.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: She has several ShipTease moments with the Protagonists, completely independent of her Social Link. Her feelings towards the protagonist serves as one of the major plotlines for ''The Answer'' [[spoiler:making her Social Link ending with the protagonist cannon.]]
* InSeriesNickname: She's frequently called Yuka-tan (Yukaricchi in the Japanese version of the game) by Junpei.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler: Yukari reveals to the team in her breakdown about the silent promise she made to the protagonist, were she would find a way to make people stop wishing for "The Fall" it hurts her to admit she can't do it alone. Mitsuru this time around is the one to pull Yukari out of her slump, reminding her that she's not alone and that if it wasn't for Yukari she herself wouldn't be here. Three years later in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Yukari is finally making strides with the promise she made to the protagonist, living her life to the fullest and giving hope to children everyday as Feather Pink.]]
* LostLenore: [[spoiler: The Protagonist of Persona 3 is this for her. Yukari's desire to save his life stems from him changing hers for the better.]]
* LethalChef: She implies in the beginning of the game that she's not a very good cook, but she can make simple dishes and bentos; though she reveals that she hides this fact too avoid others raising questions about her home life, according to the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6BIZGF7DYY She Goes For a Walk]] drama.
** Subverted when Yukari reveals to the protagonist she is a good cook in her Social Link and in ''Persona Q'', when it's revealed she's the only girl who can cook normally, though even there she downplays it.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: [[spoiler:Attempts to go back in time in ''The Answer'' to prevent the main character's death, even if it means having to face Nyx all over again.]]
* MasterOfNone: Lacks some optimization that the other party members get later in the game. While her magic is the highest among the group, she doesn't learn a passive amp spell to boost it, whereas most of the other party members do, and Mitsuru in particular not only gets an amp for her ice magic, but she gets Mind Charge on top of it. While she does learn the Me Patra spell, she is also stuck with Charmdi, a charm-only healing move, for the ''rest of the game,'' and with cheap status-healing items being available halfway through the game, it becomes useless. However, she's one of the few characters that gains access to the Media line of spells (the others being the Protagonist and Ken). And with her bow, she cannot stumble when attacking normally.
** Somewhat subverted since Yukari has the highest magic stat doesn't need an amp spell to do damage this combined with her having the highest SP pool in the entire cast means she can fight enemies and heal allies for days. Taking advantage of the Antique Shop in FES and Portable can help Yukari by fusing a Sukukaja (Hierophant) imbued bow, not only are they cheaper they also have better stats. The Sukukaja boost helps Yukari's decent agility and luck boosting her evasion, hit and critical hit chance. Her accessory slot is free to equip her with the item Vayu Bracers (Wind Amp). Yukari also learns all the healing and revival spells and its strongest variants faster than anyone else making her an indispensable party member.
* MeaningfulName: Yukari's given name is written in hiragana, but it sounds the same as a Japanese word for "affinity" or "connection." This ties in with her Arcana being the [[TarotMotifs Lovers]] [[FridgeBrilliance which focuses on balanced, connected relationships and important choices, which in turn ties into Yukari's story also revolving around her relationships.]]
** She reveals to the protagonist her past after his was unceremoniously revealed to her to balance their relationship. Her relationship with her father is one of her main driving forces, and the connection she creates [[spoiler:with Mitsuru ends up saving them both.]]
** In her Social Link we see her struggling relationship with her mother, ultimately she is left with the hard task on whether or not to forgive her and to begin their relationship anew.
** Yukari's name can also be interpreted as "beautiful pear tree", which references her hometown Kyoto were Asian pear trees are common. During autumn the trees leaves turn brown, matching Yukari's hair color.
* TheMedic: Yukari shares this role with Ken, in that they both learn the Media line of spells and the Samarecarm revival spell. Although Yukari learns all the healing spells and its strongest variants the fastest. She keeps her ability to learn the Media line in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ''.
* CombatMedic: She hurts enemies as good as she heals allies which is to say she does her job very well.
* MoodSwinger: When feeling particularly agitated or vulnerable Yukari tends to lash out, she feels her pride is at stake every time she is forced to open up and or ends up relying on the protagonist help in certain situations the[[spoiler:Yakushima event]] and her Rank 5 Social Link being prime examples of this, no surprises that this attitude stems from her less than stellar childhood. Though she sucks up her pride and willingly opens up and apologizes when it's needed.
* NiceGirl: One of the reasons why she's so well liked. She's very easy-going and generally kind to her peers, she worries about the teams well-being the most even though she's not overtly obvious about these feelings.
* NotSoFakePropWeapon: A weapon that you can get for completing one of Elizabeth's requests is a "Toy Bow" Yukari can use, that's even its official name. It's a snake skin patterned bow with suction cups for arrows, funnily enough it's probably Yukari's best early game weapon with it having both one hundred in its damage and accuracy stats.
* NeverGotToSayGoodbye: [[spoiler:Her grief over not being able to be at the Protagonist's side when he died really, ''really'' put a damper on her emotional state. It gets to the point where she tries distracting herself by burying herself in cram school and ignoring her friends in S.E.E.S. And Aigis getting his powers becomes more or less the catalyst that breaks her down.]]
* OutOfCharacterMoment: Used to intentional effect in the bad ending. [[spoiler:Yukari acts incredibly nonplussed about not having any plans for the future, putting off thinking about what to do after graduating and stating that people should focus on living in the moment. The fact that reasonable, responsible Yukari doesn't care about planning ahead shows just how much the bad ending ruins everyone's CharacterDevelopment.]]
* OnlySaneMan: Early in the game though she tries to hide it, Yukari is the only one whose visibly bothered about the fact that Mitsuru has been keeping secrets from the team, in contrast to Akihiko who sees their job as "training" and Junpei whose more worried about earning recognation, Yukari acts as the "common sense" of the group realizing the risks they take with their lives each night and because of this feels unsatisfied with Mitsuru keeping them out of the loop. In the movie, Yukari is the only one who acts reasonably concerned about Makoto's stoic "don't care" attitude.
* OddCouple: Contrary to the Fandoms WordOfGod that all Yukari and Junpei do together is bicker, the two do have normal conversations, share mutual banter and worry over each other quite a bit. In fact Junpei especially in the early parts of the game is one of the few people Yukari feels most comfortable with and in the games spin-off Persona 4 Arena Ultimax; Yukari and Junpei’s banter are explored even further, the two bicker, argue, provoke each other a lot, but the two feel secure and seek each other just as much, in fact one of Chapters for the Story Mode focused on the two is literally named like said trope.
* PluckyGirl: Is the personality Yukari exhibits from the outside, though what's inside is far more complex.
* PassionateSportsGirl: Yukari's love for archery club is quite evident to the point that she herself handles the necessary paper work needed by the school council to run the club, but since joining S.E.E.S hasn't had the time to fully commit herself to the team, she plans to spend more time with the club after S.E.E.S disbands[[spoiler:before the big "twist" was revealed.]] Her diligence with her training paid off as she [[spoiler:gained the role of Feather Pink in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax due to her exemplary skills with the bow and arrow.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Her father died ten years ago, while her mother's serial attempts to find another man alienated Yukari to the point that she realizes living by herself is a better option than staying with her. Because of all this, they rarely talk anymore, their conversations are either quick and to the point at best, or blunt and abrasive at worst.
* PinkIsFeminine: All of her outfits incorporate the color pink in some way, and she later tells the protagonist that it's her favorite color and that her favorite flowers are pink gerbera daisies. She reveals to the protagonist in one of her sunday dates that her favorite dessert is strawberry daifuku (which can come in pink) her initial Persona, Io, even wears a pink dress.
* PrettyInMink: One of her outfits is a sweater dress trimmed with white fur.
* TheResenter: Towards Mitsuru in the Journey [[spoiler:(over Mitsuru keeping secrets from the rest of the group, and her belief that she knows something about the incident in which Yukari's father died),]] [[spoiler:and towards Aigis in "The Answer" (jealousy over her being with the protagonist in his final moments, and her getting his Wild Card ability)]]. She grows from the experiences gets over it in both cases.
* SpiritedYoungLady: Fits this trope to a tee. The other half of Yukari's personality that balances her more ArcherArchetype traits.
* ShowerScene: Gets one on the night of the July full moon. There are two variations of it: an animated cutscene in the [=PS2=] release of the game, and in the second movie.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: She develops feelings for the male protagonist regardless of whether you pursue her Social Link or not, and it's implied that they came about as a result of him comforting her at Yakushima, since her Social Link becomes available directly after that event.
* SquishyWizard: Her stat growth is based heavily towards her Magic stat making it her highest stat, leaving her with the lowest health and defense of the party but with the highest SP pool and with Garu spells that hit like a ''truck''.
* ShesGotLegs: Her official Persona 3 artwork is proof of that.
* StraightMan: Compared to the rest of S.E.E.S definitely the most normal and most sensible.
* SweaterGirl: The majority of outfits you see her in include sweaters.
* SweetTooth: Absolutely adores sweets as revealed in one of her sunday dates, strawberry daifuku being her favorite. She can be seen munching on some inside the dorm from time to time.
* TheCutie: Her Rank 2, 6, 7, 9 and 10 Social Link moments show off her more adorable and quirky sides. Outside of her Social Link her Sunday Dates, Movie and Summer Festival moments as well as her console video recording highlight this trait too.
* TookALevelInJerkass: [[spoiler:During "The Answer", due to her emotional instability she acts hostile and antagonistic towards the rest of the group. She grows and gets better.]]
* TookALevelInKindness: After all is said and done in [[spoiler:''The Answer'', Yukari offers Aigis the chance to be her roommate so that both of them can work on anymore lingering issues they feel, together. Aigis gladly accepts Yukari's offer and they remain roommates until they graduate from Gekkoukan High.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Junpei, the two share sassy albeit mutual joking banter throughout the game.
* WholePlotReference: Some of Yukari's traits, past history and future actions are subtly referenced by her Persona's Io and Isis (press the '''note button''' for more information). [[note]]Io was the priestess of Hera and as such was gifted with magic like Yukari, both then were saddled heavy burdens inadvertently caused by their fathers, abandoned, unfairly persecuted and were met with difficult choices to make in their journey but ultimately found it within themselves to keep marching forward and finally fix the troubles left for them. Io to a degree also has ties with Isis, as she found the answers she needed in Egypt, the birthplace of Isis' mythology. Isis is also known as the patroness of magic, protector of the dead and goddess of children referencing Yukari's love for children, once again with her affinity for magic and her role as the atoner for her deceased fathers sins, striving to eliminate the "Dark Hour" to fulfill his final wish. In [[spoiler:''The Answer'' Yukari's desire to collect all the keys to the past and revive the Protagonist mimics Isis' own desire to collect her husband Osiris' body parts and revive him after Seth scattered them all over the world upon his defeat.]] Another reference or interpretation [[spoiler: for her wanting to go back in time to save the Protagonist from sacrificing himself could be a gender-inverted version of the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice. Thankfully, unlike that story, Yukari's story ends on a more uplifting note, as she ultimately finds it within her to cope with the Protagonist's death.]] Io and Isis' appearance also foreshadows Yukari's own feelings, Io and the heifer have both their eyes closed referencing Yukari's need to ignore and forget her past but like Io is bound to the heifer, Yukari is bound to her past until she finds the answers she seeks. Isis manifest with wings, the heifer attached to her has their eyes open and Isis herself is depicted with a content smile, symbolizing Yukari's freedom and her desire to look forward to the future after learning the truth about her fathers sacrifice. [[FridgeBrilliance If all of these connections are intentional it's quite brilliant.]][[/note]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: Type C with her school uniform, and Type A-B with her winter/fall casual dress.
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[[folder:Junpei Iori]]
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[[caption-width-right:206: ''[[HeroicWannabe Who's da man?]]'']]
->'''Arcana:''' The Magician\\
'''Persona:''' [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Hermes]], [[HermeticMagic Trismegistus]]\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/VicMignogna (English), Creator/KosukeToriumi (Japanese)\\
'''Live actor:''' Genki Okawa

Junpei is the class clown of Gekkoukan High and the protagonists's best friend. He doesn't like to take things seriously, preferring to avoid serious subjects by making jokes; he enjoys the idea of being a hero, but his immaturity and inexperience make him unreliable in comparison to the protagonists. He struggles with jealousy and resentment of the protagonists's greater strength, skill, and leadership ability.

Junpei is recruited to SEES almost immediately after the protagonist after Akihiko finds him awake during the Dark Hour. He fights using a two handed sword, but [[BatterUp wields it like a baseball bat]]. His Persona is Hermes of the Magician Arcana, which specializes in physical skills, fire magic, and status buffs.

Junpei is the female protagonist's Magician S.Link, replacing Kenji, who only appears during her Chariot link. Unlike the other male SEES members, he is not romanceable, though he notes that a lot of people think they're dating. Contrary to his normally perverted attitude, he takes on a protective role for her after the two grow closer while he confides in her about his poor family situation.

In The Answer, Junpei becomes frustrated with the group conflict and serves as a middle ground between the various SEES members along with Koromaru.

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* AbusiveParents / AlcoholicParent: His father, [[MissingMom and that is the only parent that mentioned,]] is an alcoholic of the raging type, though he has lost even that and just drinks. Junpei is downright relieved to be living in the dorm.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Junpei is frustrated because he's not naturally good at anything but fighting, and then the main character comes along and easily outdoes him at that too.
* {{Badass}}: Fancies himself one at first, though he quickly finds himself resenting the main characters for being flat out better. He does start maturing with time and realizing that it's a stupid thing to get upset about, eventually ending up as one of the more level headed members in the Answer.
** BadassAdorable: He isn't a bad-looking guy whatsoever.
** HeartbrokenBadass: [[spoiler:After his love interest Chidori dies, he uses his anger and grief to get a power up in conjunction with her old persona Medea to acquire a new resolve.]]
* BatterUp: He wields his weapons like a baseball bat due to his inexperience, and swings for the fences for his critical hit animation, complete with him yelling "Home run!" He mentions to Chidori that, as a kid, he wanted to be a baseball player when he grew up.
* BigBrotherInstinct: After flirting with the female protagonist a little early on, he instead moves to being a more protective figure instead.
* BromanticFoil: Junpei is the more perverted of the guys and more of an outlet for the player's seedier thoughts, which acts as a great foil for the protagonists.
* BookDumb: If you check the exam scoreboard, he consistently gets low scores until the last one, [[CharacterDevelopment which he gets a decent score on]].
* BoisterousBruiser: Although he's [[GameplayAndStorySegregation only a bruiser in gameplay]].
* ButtMonkey: Junpei ends up as the butt of a lot of jokes, but doesn't really seem to mind so long as he can volley insults with Yukari.
* CasanovaWannabe: He unsuccessfully flirts with a lot of girls, though he also appears to recognize that he's not going to score.
* CharacterDevelopment: Goes from a HeroicWannabe to TheLancer over the course of the game.
* ChivalrousPervert: He's pretty lecherous, but he also gets genuinely angry when people take voyeuristic photos of the female MC during gym class. He considers it rather sleazy.
* CripplingOverspecialization: Junpei focuses on physical attacks of all three flavors, which takes up so much of his skill progression that his better skills don't appear for a while. He also cannot hit multiple targets until ''level 50'' reducing his team play value. His fire skills can hit weaknesses, but he has a low magic stat, and at the beginning of the game the Protagonist will have their own fire-specializing Personas, while by mid-game Koromaru will have appeared and does fire magic much better. He lags behind for quite a while, but after getting Trismegistus his better skills start appearing.
* DatingCatwoman: He meets Chidori while she's [[VillainsOutShopping painting strange pictures by herself]], and after awhile they start getting along. Eventually, Chidori is captured and hospitalized, after which Junpei begins visiting her. [[spoiler:Ends badly when she dies due to taking a bullet for him, though her body was already on the verge of failing.]]
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: His skills in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ'' revolve around hitting the enemies as many times as possible in a round.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: A big deal for him, as he believes he's not good at anything, and even the [[IJustWantToBeSpecial thing that makes him unique]] is outclassed by the protagonist.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Eventually wins over [[DarkActionGirl Chidori]], both through persistence and [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe by taking an interest in her sketches]].
* FireForgedFriends: While their relationship is quite the roller coaster ride, by the end of the game it's clear that he has the protagonist's back.
* {{Foil}}: He's the tall, bulky HotBlooded goofball to contrast the main character's short, slender stoicism. The main character's status as TheAce is further emphasized by his own short comings.
* HeroicBSOD: Slips in and out of them. At first it's caused by his fear of being OvershadowedByAwesome, then it's caused by [[spoiler:Chidori's death]].
* HeroicWannabe: He likes to think of himself as the leader of SEES, [[spoiler:which causes Chidori to kidnap him.]]
* HiddenDepths: He has plenty. Considering he's implied to come from a broken home, it can be assumed almost everything he does is an act to cover up his own insecurities.
* HotBlooded: Constantly shouting and prone to jumping into things without thinking.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: Acts like he should be the leader of the team when in reality he's constantly worried about being completely worthless.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: He's upset that anything he can do other people can do better, which leads to him not trying at the things he might be able to do competently but not excel in. At first, joining [=SEES=] is his way of escaping his life and playing hero, but character development kicks in and he grows out of it.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He can be ''very'' self centered and confrontational, but the game makes it clear that he's a great guy who'll always have your back in a pinch.
* TheLancer: One of your first party members, the main characters's biggest foil and the team member most prone to acting out of order.
* LeeroyJenkins: Early on, he tends to charge in as an attempt to prove himself.
* TheLoad: His LeeroyJenkins tendencies tend to result in him becoming this towards the team early on, but he grows out of it.
* MagikarpPower: He starts off as a decent tank, but the player quickly runs into a string of bosses early on that can exploit his weakness, drastically reducing his usefulness. Compounding this is that Junpei never gets any all hitting abilities until Blade of Fury at level 50! If the player keeps leveling him up, though, he turns out to be a powerful endgame character, and is one of the best characters in The Answer.
* ManlyTears[=/=]TearsOfJoy: [[spoiler:When he discovers Chidori is alive if you saved her.]]
* MightyGlacier: He has an ''insane'' number of hit points and multiple physical attacks, making him one of the game's best offensive specialists, provided you keep his HP up. Even with [[spoiler:Spring Of Life]], he will eventually learn a lot of late game abilities that will eat through his massive HP in no time.
* MissingMom: His mom is never mentioned. In fact, Junpei almost never talks about his home life, [[AbusiveParents though his reason is obvious]].
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: To Makoto in the movie.
* OnlySaneMan: He becomes this in The Answer. [[spoiler:When everyone else in SEES is fighting over how to use the keys to either return to the past to try to undo the main character's death or move forward to the present, Junpei is the only one who thinks that everyone is being stupid over how they're handling the whole situation and says that if they all don't get their acts together, then he'll take them on himself just to smack some sense into them.]]
* OddCouple: Contrary to the Fandoms WordOfGod that all Yukari and Junpei do together is bicker, the two do have normal conversations, share mutual banter and worry over each other quite a bit. In fact Junpei especially in the early parts of the game is one of the few people Yukari feels most comfortable with and in the games spin-off Persona 4 Arena Ultimax; Yukari and Junpei’s banter are explored even further, the two bicker, argue, provoke each other a lot, but the two feel secure and seek each other just as much, in fact one of Chapters for the Story Mode focused on the two is literally named like said trope.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: The stated reason he develops into the resenter before he realizes it's not that he envies the protagonist but that he's afraid of losing his powers and his place in SEES.
* ParentalAbandonment: His dad couldn't care less about him leaving.
* PlayingWithFire: Though he isn't geared towards magic. Useful for exploiting weaknesses, though.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With the female protagonist in that while he knows her the longest out of the SEES male members, he's the only one you can't be romantic with. Though you can joke that in Rank 10, when he's trying to tell her something, that he's going for a LoveConfession. His reaction is "Wha-- NO!" In Akihiko's Rank 4, you find out that there's a rumor going around that you and Junpei are dating. When Akihiko asks if it's true, [[ButThouMust all three options deny it]].
** TheNotLoveInterest: His Social Link's developments are rather similar to the romantic ones, even switching the music that plays to the one commonly played in them during the last few events. The second to last event has him pause for a bit in trying to describe the relationship between the two, settling on "[[JustFriends very important friend]]".
* PluckyComicRelief: Easily the most comedic party member, to the point where most of the game's humor can be linked to him in some way.
* TheResenter: He resents the male main character for being better than him at everything, especially fighting, and to a lesser extent he's unhappy that a girl is in charge of him while exploring Tartarus, though Mitsuru quickly makes it clear she is ''not'' going to stand for that.
* SadClown: Compensates for his insecurities and inner darkness by acting like an idiot.
* ShipperOnDeck: A mild example, but in the female protagonist's route, he thinks it would be funny if she and Akihiko got together and tells her he'll be happy to be her wingman if she decides to go for it. You get relationship points for saying you'll consider it.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Subverted. He acts like he thinks he's really great, but he actually has pretty poor self-esteem.
* StayInTheKitchen: In the [=FeMC=] path, when Mitsuru is about to assign a team leader, he jumps at the chance just like before, but the protagonist gets the position instead. His response is a pretty blunt "But she's a girl!" which he repeats later. In response, [[TeamMom Mitsuru]] coldly just tells him that if he ever displays that kind of attitude towards the protagonist or disrespects her simply because of her gender... well, it was terrifying enough that Junpei immediately shut up before he could hear the actual threat. [[CharacterDevelopment Eventually he admits that the protagonist ''is'' better and that his resentment is completely unjustified.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Steadily across the game, but especially after [[spoiler:Chidori dies]], where he nearly kills Jin with a massive fire blast. [[BeyondTheImpossible Jin is immune to fire]].
* UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler:In Vol.6 of the manga, he nearly kills Takaya with his reawakened Persona. In the game, he gets a brief burst of power and then passes out.]]
* Vitriolic Best Buds: With Yukari, the two share sassy albeit mutual joking banter throughout the game.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Akihiko Sanada]]
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[[caption-width-right:184:''[[BloodKnight I've been waiting for this!]]'']]
->'''Arcana:''' The Emperor\\
'''Persona:''' [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Polydeuces]], [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Caesar]]\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/LiamOBrien (English), Creator/HikaruMidorikawa (Japanese)\\
'''Live actor:''' Yuuki Fujiwara

Akihiko is a third-year student at Gekkoukan High, and the captain of the school's boxing team. He's very popular and is usually surrounded by {{fangirl}}s when seen at school, but mostly ignores them. He is one of the three founding members of SEES and can summon the Persona Polydeuces of the Emperor Arcana, which focuses on Lightning and Debuffing magic. As a boxer, he's strongest with his fists and uses various gloves, metal knuckles, and fist spurs as his weapons.

Akihiko is an orphan; he had a younger sister, Miki, who died in a building fire when Akihiko was still a child. Powerless to help her, Akihiko resolved to become strong enough to protect the things he cared about, and took up boxing and got involved in SEES as ways of growing stronger. As Shinjiro notes early on, his method of coping is largely ineffective.

In the female protagonist's story, Akihiko is her Star S.Link, replacing the absent Mamoru. For some reason, the female protagonist will need a high charm stat in order to cope with his fangirls enough to start it. During the S.Link, the protagonist has the chance to get to know and appreciate Akihiko for who he is as opposed to the "cool upperclassman" image that the other Gekkoukan students admire, and helps him come to terms with the losses in his life. Depending on dialogue choices, he can become the female protagonist's love interest.

In The Answer, Akihiko sides with Ken so that everyone can move on with their lives.

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* TheAce: He's an excellent fighter, a great student and a pretty perceptive guy. His persona is second only to the main character's in versatility and so he's a great choice for any party. It's verging on BrokenAce though, as he clearly overworks himself due to personal feelings of weakness.
* {{Adorkable}}: He's initially described as "Confident-looking student," but later scenes make it clear that he's neglected to train his social skills.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: His [[AloofBigBrother aloof]] nature in school causes his classmates to peg him as a BadBoy, which is the reason why he has a legion of fangirls.
* AmazonChaser: Implied when playing as the female protagonist. He clearly admires her taking charge, which he mentions early in his Social Link and to Shinjiro when he's forcibly bought back to SEES. Later games take note of it, with some dialogue trees in ''Persona Q'' having him express joy that muscular girls exist.
* AnnoyingPatient: Mostly because he hates being out of the action. It takes constant effort on Mitsuru's part to keep him from heading back into battle before he's fully recovered.
* {{Badass}}: Both in gameplay and in the story.
** BadassAdorable: He's a very handsome and {{Adorkable}} teenager who is the captain of the Boxing team and the most courageous.
* BigBrotherInstinct: One of his most prominent character traits. Losing his younger sister has made him ''very'' protective of everyone around him. The third full moon mission, in which the team rescues Fuuka, and his later interactions with Ken and Junpei solidly establish him as the resident big brother. In December, it's revealed that he's watching over Junpei to make sure he passes his exams, despite the arrival of TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. If the protagonists states that he hasn't been studying, Akihiko will threaten to watch over you as well.
* BigBrotherMentor: He encourages the protagonist to study hard and join as many clubs as they can, and his final words to them on the day of graduation are "I'll always be your senpai!".
* BigManOnCampus: Captain of the boxing team, an excellent student, incredibly good-looking and a really nice guy. Akihiko, along with Mitsuru, is one of the most popular people at school.
* {{Bishonen}}: A lean, muscular build and a soft, handsome face complete with silver hair. Akihiko's an instant hit with the ladies. [[VideoGame/Persona4Arena As he gets older]], he becomes more of a {{Hunk}}.
* BloodKnight: His early characterization has a bit of this going on -- he's focused entirely on training and getting stronger, and enthusiastic about the Shadows and Tartarus as a means to that end. Mitsuru gets on his case repeatedly about his eagerness to fight even while injured, and only after Yukari directly accuses him of not caring what secrets are being kept from SEES as long as he gets to fight does he begin to rethink his motivations. It takes [[spoiler:Shinjiro's death]] for him to finally get past it for good.
* BoxingBattler: Was already a boxer before being recruited by SEES, and is captain of the boxing club by the time the game begins. His combat style naturally makes use of his boxing skills.
* CallForward: In ''Persona Q'', he mentions that he likes the outfit Phantom Mage Shadows wear, a long cape with a hood. This is exactly what he wears by the time of ''Persona 4 Arena''.
* CannotTalkToWomen: He's completely incapable of talking to women other than his teammates. His special video added in ''FES'' shows him reading pick-up lines by himself out of a book and doubting their efficiency. In the female protagonist's route in the PSP version, he gets pretty tongue-tied around her at times.
* ChasteHero: A variation. He ignores his hordes of [[FanGirl female fans]], and as seen at the beach vacation, he's either not interested in approaching ladies, or suffers crippling awkwardness around them. The female S.Link proves that he is just too much of TheStoic to understand romance very well. She literally needs to explain to him that he's in love with her when he can't quite figure out why it feels different hanging out around her.
* ChickMagnet: At school, he's usually surrounded by {{fangirl}}s, although he dislikes the attention and claims they talk so much they give him a headache.
* CoatOverTheShoulder: As you can see in his picture above. He's also the page image.
* TheComicallySerious: When Junpei, Yukari, and the protagonist go to visit Akihiko in the hospital early in the game, this trope is on full display. He becomes more relaxed around [=SEES=] members other than Mitsuru as the game goes on.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Along with the protagonists, Shinjiro (who he grew up with), and Ken.
* CovertPervert: Only if the player has maxed out his Social Link and he becomes the female protagonist's love interest. For a guy who does not know ''anything'' about women, Akihiko does get the FeMC to go to his room somehow and [[DoubleEntendre let their bodies do the talking]]. In the second movie he ogles Mitsuru's swimsuit, but otherwise never shows interest in her. Not even her tight catsuit from Arena/Ultimax.
* CrazyJealousGuy: He can get pretty jealous when he's lovers with the female protagonist. Mostly played for laughs, though, as the brunt of it is directed only against Ken, who is surprisingly capable of holding his own against it.
* CrutchCharacter: When he rejoins the party, he's several levels ahead of the rest of the team, and his abilities and skillset make him one of the most versatile party members in the cast. Naturally, he's the first to TakeALevelInBadass mid-way through the game, making him even ''more'' valuable. For most players, Akihiko becomes a default member when forming a party, causing diminishing returns when it comes to experience points. Without unlocking the Monad Depths, it can be difficult to impossible to level Akihiko out of the 70s, as by then, he and the protagonists have outstripped the rest of the cast.
* DeadpanSnarker: Of everyone in the cast, Akihiko is most prone to this kind of humor. The first instance hits if the protagonist talks to him while he and Junpei are taking a break from studying for first semester midterms. By December exams, it's become a BrickJoke.
-->''Mitsuru told us to try to go back to normal, so Junpei isn't studying for his exams.''
* {{Determinator}}
* {{Expy}}: Silver hair? Check. [[BoxingBattler Captain of the boxing team]]? Check. [[PointlessBandAid Something going on with his left temple]]? Check. He's basically an intelligent [[Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn Ryohei Sasagawa]].
* ExtremityExtremist: He's a boxer. He boxes.
* {{Flanderization}}: Gets some of the worst of it out of the entire cast. In the original game he is presented as something of a BigBrotherMentor and TheReliableOne, making him come off as rather bland. He also mentions protein exactly twice: once when asked for it by the player, and once in a cutscene. He also trains specifically because he believes in having strength to protect those he cares about. Later games up his obsessions with training [[BloodKnight for the sake of training]] and protein to ridiculous levels to the point of turning him into a DumbMuscle CloudCuckoolander.
* GeniusBruiser: He's a boxer whose physical attacks are second only to Aigis, and not only does he get consistently good grades, he's also the first to put two and two together on things like giant Shadows appearing during the full moon and why Fuuka disappeared. He even tells the protagonist that a strong mind is just as important as a strong body.
** It's reflected in his stats as well. He has an even split between Strength and Magic.
* GoingThroughTheMotions: It happens to everyone, but Akihiko's is the most blatant example: when he wears a swimsuit at the beach trip, he carries around a towel in the exact same manner as his coat.
* {{Hammerspace}}: You could make a drinking game out of his jacket's disappearance and sudden reappearance.
* HappilyAdopted: [[AllThereInTheManual Only mentioned in a design book, and in a CD Drama]]. He seems to at least have an adoptive mother, according to both, but both sources mention that he rarely interacts with her, so the "happily" part of the equation is debatable.
* HeartbrokenBadass: Ever since he lost his little sister, his sole mission in life has been to [[TookALevelInBadass Take a Level in Badass]] so no one would ever have to suffer her fate again. [[spoiler:He gets a little less ridiculous about this after Shinjiro dies, but he's still a BadAss.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: He and Shinjiro have known each other for years and still remain close after he left SEES.
* [[InnocentFanserviceGirl Innocent Fanservice Guy]]: Aside from his extreme aloofness toward his fangirls at school, he doesn't see ''why'' Yukari's so embarrassed at his tiny swimsuit during the Yakushima trip. In his usual [[{{Adorkable}} fashion]], he tells her he's wearing it because of how ''easy it is to swim in it.'' He's also pretty apathetic whenever the girls wear provocative outfits, and a scene in ''Persona Q'' implies that he doesn't know what constitutes as sexual harassment.
** On the other hand, at least when playing as the heroine, he ''can'' get flustered when she's wearing a provocative outfit in Tartarus. They can also have a conversation between Social Links where one of her responses (to a rooftop pool re-opening and him wanting to use it, in this case) is to wear a cute swimsuit. Needless to say, his embarrassment nearly gets turned UpToEleven.
* JackOfAllTrades: His Strength and Magic stats are both high, making him more or less equally effective with physical attacks and his Zio spells, plus a single-target heal and a full complement of debuffs, which are probably his most valuable assets. His only lackluster stat is his mediocre Luck. He keeps his versatility in ''VideoGame/{{Persona Q}}'', which is boosted with a special counter attack exclusive to that game, and his Luck score is increased a bit.
** {{Foreshadowing}}: He tells the protagonists early on that balance in ability is crucial to an effective persona.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: With Mitsuru, to the point where when they start bickering, the Chairman simply waits for them to finish before asking the protagonist to join [=SEES=]. When Mitsuru is away in November, Akihiko is as devastated as she is.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: The latter stages of his Social Link with the female protagonist bring to light that he views her this way, and it'll stay as such if you don't become lovers with him.
* LoveEpiphany: If you select the right flags for his lovers route in his Social Link in ''Portable,'' he'll have one. An interesting take on the trope has you, the player, ''coaching him into confessing'' because of how utterly [[ObliviousToLove oblivious of his feelings]] he is.
* MeaningfulName: "Akihiko" is written with characters meaning "bright boy."
* MrFanservice: His swimsuit notably consists of a tiny speedo and his toned physique. Yukari can't help but stare at it when you play as the female protagonist.
* NiceGuy: While Junpei and Shinjiro are both varying degrees of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, Akihiko stands out as a caring and straightforward guy.
** He can be pretty aloof towards others, though, and he gets highly abrasive when dealing with Shinjiro, to the point that he forcibly drags him back to SEES when Ken joins the team.
* NoodleIncident: It's heavily implied that Akihiko has previously been "[[FateWorseThanDeath Executed]]" by Mitsuru. [[spoiler:It'll happen again in the Hot Spring mini-game if you fail (as a guy) or succeed (as a girl).]]
* NotSoStoic: Comes off as cold and distant at first, but once you get to know him, he's pretty affable, if somewhat awkward and reserved.
* ObliviousToLove: [=P3P=] states outright that he doesn't seem to understand girls' feelings at all. He's also pretty bad at recognizing his ''own'' feelings.
** Even if you choose not to become lovers with him, his MAX rank dialogue still has some oddly romantic vibes to it, which is odd, given that he sees [[LikeBrotherAndSister his dead younger sister in you]]...
* OddFriendship: With Shinjiro. You wouldn't expect [[BigManOnCampus a guy]] [[TheAce like him]] to hang out with [[TroubledButCute a guy]] [[{{Delinquent}} like Shinjiro]].
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Mitsuru. They clearly trust each other with their lives, but aren't exactly friends. [[spoiler:''The Answer'' emphasizes this when Mitsuru takes Yukari's side when deciding on going back to the past or not - Akihiko's shocked, but doesn't bother arguing with her.]]
* PointlessBandAid: On the left side of his forehead. It's still there three years later in ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'', despite the fact he's now CoveredInScars.
* PowerFist: One of the only characters who will attack with an equipped weapon, often dealing major damage.
* PowerTrio: With Mitsuru and Shinjiro; He's the id.
* RealMenHateSugar: Touched upon during his Social Link with the heroine. He doesn't hate sweets per se, but he's unused to sugary flavors, which is demonstrated when he invites her to the sweets shop at the Iwatodai Strip Mall. His opinion can easily be justified with the fact that he mainly eats a lot of beef and ramen.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red Oni to Mitsuru's Blue.
* SharpDressedMan: His casual clothes are quite stylish and crisp, which is what makes his [[RummageSaleReject outfit]] in ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' and some dialogue in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ''[[labelnote:*]]Have him in your party and fight one of the Phantom Mage Shadows; he'll mention that he "likes its style." Said shadow is wearing a long cape with a hood...[[/labelnote]]outright baffling.
* ShockAndAwe: His Persona uses electric attacks.
* TheSouthpaw: He's left-handed, and Polydeuces' remaining hand is his left.
* SpiritedCompetitor
* StealthPun: Considering his enemies, what's he doing in every fight? He's [[spoiler:Shadowboxing!]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He enjoys big, hearty meals with a healthy dose of protein on them. Also overlaps with RealMenEatMeat, as beef bowl is one of said favorite meals. His first Social Link event with the Female Protagonist involves ordering a large order of ramen that leaves her reeling. A gag panel in the [=P3P=] fanbook also has him cover the FeMC's homemade pancakes with protein, to Shinjiro's chagrin.
* TragicBromance: [[spoiler:Castor and Pollux? That one was destined to end badly with Personas like that.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: Implied in some dialogue, and mentioned outright in other games. In the female protagonist's route, his very first Social Link event has him mention that he won't go easy on her. In ''VideoGame/{{Persona Q}}'', when fighting either female-looking Shadows or Elizabeth, he'll explicitly state that he won't hold back, even though they're female.
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[[folder:Mitsuru Kirijo]]
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[[caption-width-right:158:''[[LadyOfWar You'll fall by my hand!]]'']]
->'''Arcana:''' The Empress\\
'''Persona:''' [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Penthesilea]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemisia_I_of_Caria Artemisia]]\\
'''Voiced by:''' TaraPlatt (English), Creator/RieTanaka (Japanese)\\
'''Live actress:''' Asami Tano

Mitsuru is a third year student of Gekkoukan High, the school's StudentCouncilPresident, and the daughter of the head of the influential Kirijo Group, which built the school. Her family's status gives her a great deal of influence within the school, enabling her to even issue orders to teachers if necessary. She is the first member of SEES, with the persona Penthesilea of the Empress Arcanum, which focuses on Ice and Healing magic. Mitsuru is also a member of the fencing club and wields a rapier in battle.

Mitsuru is mature, intelligent, confident and kind. She often acts as the [[TeamMom mother]] of SEES, by advising the group on matters both related and unrelated to battling Shadows, and has high expectations for all of them. As the student council president and leader of SEES, she takes on an enormous amount of responsibility on her own. Her penchant for tackling problems on her own often causes her to keep everyone at an arm's length. Coupled with her family's connection to everything going on, Yukari is quite suspicious of her.

Mitsuru is the Empress Arcana S. Link. An excellent student herself, she has very high standards and the protagonist must have maximum Academics and good exam scores in order to begin her link, which becomes available in November. Her S. Link starts out with her acknowledgement that she has led a very sheltered life as well as one with little freedom.

In The Answer, Mitsuru sides with Yukari. She states that this is because she promised herself that she would support Yukari if Yukari ever needed her.

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* ActionGirl: She's quite capable of defending herself physically and one of the better fighters. Her persona does focus on magic and healing, though.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Eye variation. She is usually shown with red eyes but the movie gives her brown eyes.
* {{Adorkable}}: Her reaction to things like fast food and other common culture can be rather flustered and adorable.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She has an air of elegance and authority, making her popular at school. She even has a stalker waiting for her outside the student council room.
* AnIcePerson: Penthesilea focuses on ice magic.
* ArrangedMarriage: Her social link starts to focus on this later in the link, leaving her feeling that because she's a woman, she's expected to marry off to strengthen the company and resenting it, but not quite having the nerve to do anything about it [[spoiler:until her fiancé insults the main character, at which point she blows up and shoots down the marriage.]]
* ArtificialStupidity: Mitsuru's persona skill set has six different moves it can do. When left to it's own devices (Act Freely), it's bound to shit the proverbial bed, as any who have died by Tentarafoo during a boss battle can attest. Therefore, when taking her into battle, she will be the character you will most likely command in battle through strategies.
* TheAtoner: She feels she bears responsibility for [[spoiler:the Shadows and the Dark Hour]], even though it was something her grandfather was responsible for and that she was a young child at the time.
* BadassAdorable: She is a very beautiful teenager who is the official leader of SEES at the age of 13 and summoned her first persona when she was an ''painfully cute'' girl.
* BadassBookworm: She's quiet, analytical, intelligent, and aloof, but also rather capable of combat.
* TheBeautifulElite: While of most female characters of the game are depicted as attractive; Mitsuru, with her defined lips, voluminous hair, and refined way of going about everything stands out compared to the rest.
* BerserkButton: When Junpei starts implying that he's really not okay with taking orders from a girl, Mitsuru shuts him down hard and immediately. [[spoiler:Her fiancé hits it even harder — Mitsuru has little tolerance for sexism and ''none'' for disrespect towards her friends.]]
** Also, putting others in danger to cover your own ass is a good way to really piss Mitsuru off. See how she tears Mr. Ekoda a new one when she learns that he covered up Fuuka's disappearance.
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:She dedicated her life to protecting her father. Said father is later killed right in front of her. She does ''not'' take this well. She's absent for awhile, and then when she returns, she's clearly depressed and dwelling on it unhealthily until Yukari [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan snaps her out of it]].]]
* TheCaptain: Mitsuru is the official leader of S.E.E.S, but because she initially acts as MissionControl, she appoints the MC as the Field Leader. Since (s)he is so good at the job, Mitsuru leaves the current status quo as is even after returning to the field.
* ChildMarriageVeto: At the end of her social link, [[spoiler:she decides her fiancé is scum and threatens to bring the wrath of the Kirijo group down on him.]] This is either a result of either her love for the main character or to defend her friend's honor.
* CombatStilettos: Her critical animation ends with kicking the enemy.
* TheComicallySerious: As demonstrated in many of the video clips, especially Junpei's. She also demonstrates it during Chihiro's social link.
* TheCutie: Ever since she was an ''adorable'' girl, her stunning looks still retains with her charming personality and elegant demeanor.
* DaddysGirl: How did she gain her Persona? To protect her father from the Shadows. [[spoiler:She falls into a HeroicBSOD when he's killed.]]
* DefrostingIceQueen: She starts off aloof and distant from SEES apart from Akihiko, causing friction with Yukari. She loosens up later in the story and her social link indicates that the IceQueen attitude is in part fueled simply by awkwardness.
* TheDreaded: There's no one that doesn't fear Mitsuru and the word "EXECUTION!", because it is that horrific (Akihiko, whose Persona is weak to ice, is especially terrified). In fact, in one Drama CD track about the Protagonist double-timing to create Broken Social Links, the first thing Mitsuru said was short, simple, and made the Protagonist completely wince in fear even further:
-->'''Mitsuru''': ''It's me. '''EXECUTION!''' That's all.''
* EnemyScan: She's your first mission control character and is later replaced by Fuuka, who is much better at it.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: She seems to have more female fans than male ones, including a very vocal stalker in the hallways.
* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: Even while acting as tactical support. ''Mon analyse resulted in failure.''
* FireForgedFriends: She practically develops depression after [[spoiler:her father was killed]], and was very close to totally losing it if it wasn't for Yukari. Since then, they've practically become best friends.
* FieryRedhead: Subverted. She's actually one of the calmer ones.
* FishOutOfWater: Her S. Link demonstrates that her life has been very sheltered in some ways; she is out of her depth and uncomfortable when she goes with the protagonist to places like fast food restaurants, the culture of which she has no experience with.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Her executions, according to Akihiko.
* GirlsAreReallyScaredOfHorrorMovies: She asks to hold your hand when you're about to watch one.
* GoGetterGirl: Originally takes on this role due to her family responsibilities, but then grows into it.
* GratuitousEnglish: In the original Japanese, she uses a lot of English on occasions. In the English release, this is switched to GratuitousFrench.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:After the death of her father, she breaks down until Yukari [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan snaps her out of it]].]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: After the scene at the river when Yukari [[spoiler:comforts her over her father's death]], the two become very close, which carries over to the Answer.
* LadyOfBlackMagic: Composed, graceful, and her persona skillset makes her specialised in elegantly defeating enemies with ice magic.
* LadyOfWar: Mitsuru fits the personality to a tee, as she's elegant, reserved, formal, and uses a nice, classy rapier.
* LargeHam: Theatrical with a capital T.
-->''"You'll fall by my hand!!"''
* LastNameBasis: How she addresses everyone except for [[PlatonicLifePartners Akihiko]] and eventually [[FireForgedFriends Yukari]]. Mitsuru will also refer to the MC this way after progressing far enough in her social link, although she tends to do so only in private.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Not surprisingly, with Akihiko, as the two are the resident adults in [=SEES=]. When Akihiko contemplates reentering combat before he's finished healing, he notes Mitsuru's unstoppable rage as his reason for holding off.
* LonelyRichKid: [[spoiler:Until Yukari comforts her after her father's death]], Akihiko is the only person she's close to, and it's more due to their spending time fighting Shadows as opposed to an actual friendship. [[spoiler:Come ''The Answer,'' she and Yukari become full-blown best friends, as shown in PillarsOfMoralCharacter below]]. She can also befriend/romance the MCs when her Social Link opens up.
* MagicKnight: She's a very skilled fencer, has access to the highest level Ice, healing, and status-change spells, and has the second highest Magic stat in the game, which actually exceeds Yukari's by the end of the game courtesy of Ice Amp and Mind Charge. ''VideoGame/{{Persona Q}}'' reduces the "knight" half of the equation somewhat, but she's still not the weakest physically.
* MissingMom: Her father is a secondary character, but her mother goes unmentioned. An audio drama mentions that she's alive, but estranged from the family.
* MissionControl: She's this early on. She's later replaced by Fuuka.
* MsFanservice: Downplayed. While her outfits are generally quite conservative, she's considered to be one of the most attractive characters in the series in-universe, and attention is drawn to this fact fairly regularly.
* MustMakeAmends: She feels guilty for her grandfather creating the Dark Hour and is out to stop it.
* NoSocialSkills: Spending her life being trained to fight shadows have left Mitsuru a bit awkward when it comes to normal social situations. She goes to a fast food restaurant for the first time with the protagonists during her social link and doesn't know that she was supposed to eat the food with her hands.
* {{Ojou}}: Wealthy and somewhat sheltered, but she's definitely not pampered.
* OjouRinglets: An interesting development happens with this. When she was a child, she had GirlishPigtails drillhair. As she grew, she started having multiple strands of ringlets. In the events of ''3'', she only has only one loose ringlet in the left side of her head, though ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' has the ringlet be more noticeable.
* OldManMarryingAChild: She's about to graduate, and her fiance is at least in his thirties.
* OrphansOrdeal: [[spoiler:Mitsuru's father dies about two thirds of the way through the game, and she is absolutely broken up over it. [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan Yukari helps her move past it]]]].
* PeekABangs: Her left eye is frequently hidden by her long red hair.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: She says that her parents married for political reasons but grew to love each other. Her own ArrangedMarriage, however, [[AvertedTrope is not an example of this]].
* PillarsOfMoralCharacter: She herself had nothing to do with [[spoiler:the creation of the Dark Hour]], but she is determined to stop it anyway out of obligation for [[spoiler:what her grandfather set in motion.]] This also extends to the people and families (like Yukari) that were hurt by it. But this really shines in ''The Answer'', where [[spoiler:she stands with Yukari, even though she knows Yukari is wrong and could undo everything they fought for, simply because Yukari helped her get through her father's death in ''The Journey''. Because she owed Yukari that debt, Mitsuru was loyal to her no matter what.]]
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Akihiko.
* PowerTrio: With Akihiko and Shinjiro. The superego.
* RedOniBlueOni: Despite the red hair, she has an ice theme and is always the cautious and calm one compared to the more adventurous Akihiko.
* RoyalRapier: ''C'est magnifique.'' More noticeable in ''Portable'', as rapier-like weapons are in their own weapon class for Mitsuru to make them different from MC's one-handed swords.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: A benevolent example. Being the heiress of the group that owns Gekkoukan High, on top of being the StudentCouncilPresident, means that she can essentially do whatever she damn well pleases, rules be damned, including register Aigis as a student mid-year. This gives her a lot of power fueled by her family name, in contrast to [[VideoGame/{{Persona}} Kei Nanjo's going to St. Hermelin High]]. However, she only ever does this with the benefit of the school in mind.
* SensorCharacter: She functions as your first scanning character until Fuuka joins. Her persona isn't really suited for it, though, so she's happy to be able to help more directly.
* ShippingBedDeath / TrueLoveIsBoring: InUniverse, this becomes a mild point in her S. Link, with her musing about how all the books in the library are about romance and there's almost nothing about married life or family. [[spoiler:She's very anxious about her upcoming arranged marriage because she knows enough to realize it's probably going to be a pretty unhappy affair altogether.]]
* TheSmartGirl: She's the formal leader of the group and tends to set up most of the plans.
* StudentCouncilPresident: She was elected in a landslide, but a lot of students admit that she just sounds really smart and that they don't really understand what she's talking about.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She seems cold and professional and hides some information, but she actually cares a lot about her friends and the group as a whole. She simply has difficulty trusting others and a large sense of responsibility that tend to mask her better nature. It makes for quite the spectacle at the end of her social link.
* SupportingLeader: Although not a major focus of the game, this trope comes into effect given that [[spoiler:her family is responsible for the creation of Tartarus and the Dark Hour]], and the fact that she is openly recruiting more people into SEES.
* TeamMom: Actually expects everyone to maintain good grades. ''Expects'' being the keyword.
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: A significant amount of her aloof attitude is based on her not being that great at socializing, while the rest is based on her attempts to be professional and in control.
* UptownGirl: In the male character's Social Link. She doesn't really care [[spoiler:and even defends him when her fiancé tries to snub him to the point of instantly breaking off the engagement.]]
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[[folder:Fuuka Yamagishi]]
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[[caption-width-right:143:''[[MissionControl I'll be cheering you on from here!]]'']]
->'''Arcana:''' The Priestess\\
'''Persona:''' [[UsefulNotes/PatronSaints Lucia]], [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Juno]]\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/WendeeLee (English ''Persona 4 Arena'', ''Persona 4 Arena Ultimax'', ''Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth''), MamikoNoto (Japanese)\\
'''Live actress:''' Marina Tanoue
%%Please don't edit Fuuka's original English VA without a better source than IMDB, Wikipedia, or other user-edited site

Fuuka is a timid girl who is often bullied and put under pressure by her strict parents. She is supposedly sickly and initially comes to the attention of SEES through Akihiko and Shinjiro's visits to the hospital, where they become aware of her potential. However, before they can approach her about it, she goes missing, having been locked in the school gymnasium by bullies and becoming trapped in Tartarus when the school transformed during the Dark Hour. SEES must therefore stage a rescue attempt during the third full moon event.

She does not actively participate in combat. Instead, her persona, Lucia of the Priestess Arcana, encases Fuuka in an indestructible globe and gives her the power to know the features of a given area, the location of any people and Shadows there, and the strengths and weaknesses of enemies. As Lucia's sensory powers greatly exceed those of Mitsuru's Persona Penthesilea, Fuuka takes over the support role and enables Mitsuru to join the field team. Through the events of the game, she develops from a shy, timid girl to an emotionally strong and compassionate young woman.

Fuuka represents the Priestess link for both possible protagonists, though it takes a different course in both. Both links focus on her not feeling very feminine and her own social anxiety.

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* AgeInappropriateDress: The version where she wears clothes that would be regarded old; she has a slightly silly-looking floral-patterned sweater underneath other school uniform, and wears things like shawls on her days off school. Characters note she lacks some fashion sense.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Before being recruited, she had some minor issues with bullies, apparently due to her low self esteem. The problem largely vanishes by the time she joins and she even makes friends with one of her former bullies.
* BadassAdorable: After she was founded, the girl was already a Persona user. And of course, she is a ''very'' cute girl.
* BadassPacifist: She never delivers a single blow in battle, but she spends ''ten hours'' trapped in Tartarus and never gets so much as a scratch on her due to her ability to see where all the Shadows are and thus avoid them. Furthermore, she takes over the MissionControl role against the Emperor and Empress Shadows despite very likely being exhausted due to the draining nature of Tartarus. (For comparison purposes, your party members can get tired after one hour there.)
* BarrierWarrior: Her Persona has a 360 degree force field as part of her design. She uses it to protect Natsuki during one of the Full Moon Shadow fights.
* CaptainObvious: She tends to state very obvious details regarding the enemy, like how many there are, at all times, even if you've done something that wouldn't have affected the number, like healing.
* TheCutie: You can't help it by just gushing at her adorable appearance and sweet demeanor.
* DullSurprise: Her English VA's performance as her in the original game and ''FES'' tends to border on this. She gets a ''little'' better in The Answer when voicing new content, but her incredibly flat battle talk remains. Thankfully averted in ''Arena'' and ''Q'' where she has [[Creator/WendeeLee a new voice actress.]]
* EducationMama: Both her parents are really adamant about Fuuka keeping her grades up, to the point Fuuka feels more comfortable in the dorm instead of at home.
* EnemyScan: Her persona has surprisingly high stats, but its abilities are focused entirely on scanning and thus she's relegated to the support role.
* ExtremeDoormat: Comes off as this in the beginning of her arc.
* FeminineWomenCanCook: An early point of angst in her Social Link, but in the male link she eventually decides she doesn't care about it. In the female link, she keeps with it to make people happy.
* HollywoodHacking: We never do see her do it, but she hacked into top-level Kirijo Group archives in order to find out the truth about [=SEES=] and Tartarus. At home, she's almost always sitting with a laptop, and she can [[spoiler:piece back together video files purposefully deleted by third parties]].
* HollywoodNerd: Type 2; her physical beauty is commented on by both Junpei and even female classmates.
* IllGirl: Causes some concern when she first comes to the group's attention; despite having the potential, they fear she'll prove too fragile to participate.
* InformedAttribute: Junpei says that Fuuka has an angelic voice. Riiiight. This could just be Junpei being Junpei, though.
** Far more so with her English voice than her Japanese voice (Namiko Noto)
* LethalChef: The female route's social link is devoted to making her stop being this and improving. Shinjiro can also drop some help as well.
** While she's not as bad as [[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} some others]], her beef stroganoff is implied to be bad - it's somehow became ''hotter'' when she made it and is also a crucial ingredient in Mystery Food X: Final Edition.
* TheMedic: Her support skills in ''VideoGame/{{Persona Q}}'' are centered around healing and getting rid of status effects.
* MissionControl: She takes over Mitsuru's support role after joining.
* NiceGirl: So much so that she holds absolutely no grudges against Natsuki, the girl who bullied her and locked her in the gym, resulting in her being trapped in Tartarus. She goes out of her way to defend Natsuki from The Emperor and Empress shadows and afterwards, the two of them become close friends.
* PimpedOutDress: Both her personas have what looks like an old fashioned ballgown, although their skirts cover a huge glass bubble which covers Fuuka to protect her.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt
* SensorCharacter: She handles all your enemy scanning after joining.
* ShyBlueHairedGirl: She has teal hair and is one of the most timid and socially awkward characters in the entire cast, although she opens up more over time.
* ShrinkingViolet: She tends to be very quiet, passive and finds it difficult to really speak up.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Her name is listed as "Huka" in the credits, at least, in the [[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-721759465236681969&hl=en bad ending]].
* SweetTooth: She loves sweets.
* WrenchWench: Of the tech variety; she's good with computers and tinkers with electronics. Played with in that she thinks that her tinkering makes her unfeminine, and she tries cooking ([[LethalChef and failing at it constantly]]) to counterbalance it. Her Social Link focuses on her getting over this notion for the most part.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is dark blue.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Aigis]]
[[quoteright:183:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/P3-Aigis_2257.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:183:''[[MeaningfulName Did I succeed in protecting everyone?]]'']]
->'''Arcana:''' The Chariot\\
'''Persona:''' [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Palladion, Athena]]\\
'''Voiced by''': Creator/KarenStrassman (English), Creator/MaayaSakamoto (Japanese)\\
'''Live actress''': ZAQ

During SEES's summer vacation, they're alerted to a dangerous Anti-Shadow weapon that's escaped the Kirijo lab and are asked to retrieve it. When asked if they have permission to destroy it if it can't be contained, Ikutsuki laughs nervously and replies that he seriously doubts that'd be possible.

Thankfully for the heroes, the weapon in question turns out to be Aigis, a RidiculouslyHumanRobot with a human mind and persona, as well as a harmless and seemingly inexplicable attachment to the main characters that Ikutsuki attributes to a minor glitch in her software. The last survivor of a series of battle androids created to help contain the Shadows gathered by the Kirijo Group ten years ago, she's now allowed to live in the SEES dorms. Aigis attacks with her attached artillery, and her Persona is Palladion of the Chariot Arcana, which specializes in physical skills and status buffs.

Despite her behavior obviously marking her as inhuman, she forms a rapport with Koromaru due to being able to understand what he is thinking. Late in the year, she begins attending classes when she is able to pass more suitably for human. At this point, the Aeon social link opens in FES and the PSP port. As can be expected, Aigis is uncomfortable about her robotic nature and feels she is unable to fit in among humans.

During The Answer, Aigis takes on the role of the protagonists and finds herself in the middle of a group conflict.

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* AirplaneArms: Always runs like this. It looks especially goofy when she's wielding a rifle.
* ArmCannon: The reason why Aigis is the only character who can wield firearms is because they attach to her hand.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:When she regains her memory, she feels a lot of guilt towards the main character for sealing Death inside them.]]
* BadassAdorable: She may seem like a gorgeous robot but she was the last of the Anti-Shadow aftermath to survive.
* BecomeARealBoy: After her sortie with Death, Aigis begins to develop a more human personality. This culminates in the ending where, while holding the Protagonist's head in her lap during his last moments, she appears to be completely human for a moment: no mechanical components, no headgear, and no ElectronicEyes.
* BigDamnHeroes: In the second movie, she saves Makoto and Yukari from Shadows on the Yakushima beach.
* BodyguardCrush: She starts out as a stalker towards the Main Characters, but the romantic interest is debatable.
* BreakoutCharacter: Aigis is one of the most popular characters of the game. So popular, in fact, that she was made into the main character of the expansion, ''The Answer.''
* ChangingOfTheGuard: She inherits both the protagonist's Wild Card and leadership role in The Answer.
* ClingyJealousGirl: In the female story.
* CompulsorySchoolAge: Justified with good measure. Not only can she protect the protagonist this way much better, she also gets to experience more of her human side by interaction with other people.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: In The Journey, though it doesn't become apparent until her backstory is revealed. [[spoiler:The MCs saves the world, but Aigis sealed Death into the protagonists in the first place ten years ago.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Her final rank up in the S. Link doesn't have a sex scene, since it's pretty unlikely she'd have been built with the necessary equipment for that. Instead, there is an ''incredibly'' subtle moment where she undresses, bares her (Papillon) heart, and says she would like your genetic information burned inside her. Yup.
* ElectronicEyes: A more subtle example: if one looks closely, one can see that there is a small circle in Aigis's irises surounding her pupils.
* EmotionlessGirl: Starts off this way, due to her robotic nature. But overtime she starts to understand emotions more.
* FingerFirearms: Some of her weapons like the one she starts with has her firing bullets from her fingertips.
* FirstGirlAfterAll: [[spoiler:As it turns out, she was the one who created the MC's destiny from the beginning. This is not revealed until about the time she becomes available as a possible LoveInterest.]]
* {{Gayngst}}: She spends a significant amount of time on the female version of the S. Link worrying about how she likes the MC but assumes it can't be reciprocated due to her apparent gender.
* GayOption: For the female protagonist. Her dialogue remains almost unchanged from the male protagonist's route, only with some additional {{Gayngst}}.
* TheGunslinger
** MoreDakka
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Fits this trope after CharacterDevelopment leads her to become more human. She starts as very innocent and naive as a result of having to learn how to be human.
* IcyBlueEyes: Her blue eyes reflect her initially emotionless personality.
* InnocentBlueEyes: After she starts to become more human, she starts acting very innocent and naive.
* IAmAMonster: When her S. Link opens, she spends some time angsting about how she has a human heart but a mechanical body and can thus be neither a person nor a weapon. Eventually, she does see one bright spot in [[spoiler:the fact that she's a robot means she won't die of old age and thus will always be there for the MC.]]
* ImpliedLoveInterest: She doesn't get a formal relationship with the main character, but [[spoiler:she's the only one who makes it to him on time before he dies in the apparently canon ending to the game. Mitsuru, Yukari, Fuuka, and the rest of SEES don't remember the promise to meet up until it's too late and arrive moments too late to share his final moment.]]
** The movies seem to be going the extra step and making her the LoveInterest.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: In the male story.
* MagikarpPower: When she first joins you, her skillset is rather lackluster, with a handful of physical attacks, some buff spells that at that point overlap with others, and no elemental spells whatsoever. Her usefulness skyrockets later on when she gains access to healing spells, rounds out her buff selection and widens the gap in physical stats between her and other party members. Amusingly coincidental with her {{character development}}.
* MightyGlacier: An odd variant: although she has some of the highest HP and Attack power in the game, she also has access to some of the highest level healing spells.
* MindControlEyes: [[spoiler:When she's controlled by Ikutsuki on November 4th.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Upon regaining her memories, she's appalled with herself for having sealed Death inside the protagonists, at which point you have the option of telling her she did the right thing.]]
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:Her story in The Answer is mostly her coming to terms with not being able to prevent the main character's death.]]
* TheProtagonist: In The Answer, making her the first Persona MC to be voiced in cutscenes in a main story, rather than being a HeroicMime.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: A justified case. If she didn't look like a human, her mind wouldn't self-identify as human, and she wouldn't be able to use a Persona.
* RobotGirl: If most of her skin is covered, she can pass for human. If not, she has some extremely obvious joints. Even without that, her head and neck are clearly robotic.
* RobotMaid: When you present her the maid uniform to equip (given out in FES as a reward), she clearly states that it's the one she already wore before at the lab. In other words, the super-powerful battle android that she is also acted as an obedient maid servant before you found her (and can continue so even afterward).
* RoboSpeak: Her speech starts out extremely stilted and robotic (in the English version, anyways). Sort of like [=GlaDOS=] without the filter.
* RocketPunch: One of her weapon options.
* RippleEffectProofMemory: In the Bad Ending, [[spoiler:she gets to be the only one to remember the Fall is coming]]. In the Good Ending, [[spoiler:only she and the MCs remember defeating Nyx (at first), so she's the one at the MCs's side when they finally die.]]
* ShootTheDog: [[spoiler:Her sealing the final Shadow in the Protagonist ten years before the story started.]]
* ShoutOut: Whenever Aigis performs a CriticalHit, she says "[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay Hasta la vista]]".
* SingleTargetSexuality: She finds herself in love with the MCs regardless of their gender. In ''Persona Q,'' if she's chosen for Yu's destined partner, she'll insist that the MC is her most important person.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: This conversation:
-->'''Junpei:''' Wait, does that mean... this dog's a Persona-user!?\\
'''Aigis:''' He says, "This is a place of peace, so I protected it."\\
'''Junpei:''' Uh, Aigis? Don't tell me you can translate dog language too...\\
'''Aigis:''' Canines do not have their own language. However, speech is not the only means of communication. [[note]]The Answer reveals that she is able to understand his thoughts and feelings. [[/note]]
** [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/Persona4Arena Arena]]'' reveals that this is because it was inherited from the 5th Generation Anti-Shadow weapons, one of whom took time to communicate with a puppy named Snowy. In ''[[VideoGame/Persona4ArenaUltimax Ultimax]]'' Aigis meets him, now an old dog.]]
* StalkerWithACrush: She follows the protagonist around, picks his lock enough to start setting records about it, and watches him sleeping for hours on end. [[spoiler:However, she does have a non-romance based reason, even if she can't remember it.]]
* {{Stonewall}}: She has naturally-good tanking abilities in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ'', seeing as though she natively has [[TakingTheBullet Safeguard]], and possesses very high HP and Endurance compared to her allies.
* TakingUpTheMantle: In The Answer, she gains the Protagonist's Wild Card ability, Orpheus, and the role as PlayerCharacter [[spoiler:now that he's dead.]]
* VerbalTic: In Japanese version, she ends her sentence with the formal and rarely used "de arimasu". The English voice has her speak with robotic pauses that clear the more human she becomes.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: She struggles with this during her S. Link, but only a little.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Koromaru]]
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/P3-Koramaru_6188.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:225:''[[HeroicDog Awooo!]]'']]
->'''Arcana:''' Strength\\
'''Persona:''' [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Cerberus]]

Koromaru is a Shiba Inu whose owner, a monk at the Naganaki Shrine, died two years ago in a car accident. He originally continued to live at the shrine as a stray. He's amazingly loyal, walking on the same routes through town that his master took him on when he was alive and keeping vigil at the shrine. However there's more to this dog aside from being an adorable pooch: he gained the potential after seeing his master get killed by a Shadow on one of their late-night walks.

When SEES discovers that a Shadow has strayed out of Tartarus and is heading towards Naganaki shrine, they arrive to see an injured Koromaru, and the Shadow nowhere in sight. Commending the dog's bravery for defending the shrine, and amazement that a dog can summon a persona at all, they give him the best veterinary care and, once he's recovered, a home in the dorms.

Koromaru's persona is the Strength Arcana's Cerberus, who uses fire and darkness spells. Koromaru himself uses a dagger to fight by holding it in his mouth and wears cloth and leather dogsuits as armor. Once Aigis joins the team, she often translates Koromaru's wishes for the rest of SEES. He replaces Yuko as the Strength Social Link in the female protagonist's path.

Koromaru works with Junpei during The Answer, who is frustrated at the group infighting.
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* ABoyAndHisX: A Girl And Her Dog in ''[[UpdatedRerelease Persona 3 Portable]]'', since Koromaru is a social link for the female protagonist.
* AdaptedOut: Of the stage play, for pretty obvious reasons.
* BadassAdorable: He's a cute dog, and a very powerful party member.
* BerserkButton: Don't try to damage the shrine in any way.
* CastingAShadow: One of his primary focuses are the instant kill Mudo skills, which he is also immune to.
* CutlassBetweenTheTeeth: He holds a knife between his teeth for his attacks.
* DarkIsNotEvil: His persona specializes in Dark element spells, and is very resistant to it as well.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He has a scar on his abdomen from the shadow attack, which is the reason why he doesn't like getting his belly rubbed.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: He doesn't just charge into shadows with that knife, he ''somersaults'' into them.
* EvilDetectingDog
* {{Expy}}: Of UsefulNotes/{{Hachiko}} and Pascal, the dog from ''ShinMegamiTenseiI'' that would later be fused with a demon to become Cerberus, who serves as Koromaru's Persona.
* FragileSpeedster: Has the highest agility and dodge stat by far, but has a low endurance stat. His "footwear" equipment are his own two paws, and they have a base evasion of 125, and since you cannot buy footwear for him, it boosts his valuability.
* {{Hellhound}}: His Persona, Cerberus, not Koromaru himself.
* HeroicDog
* MyGreatestFailure: Considers his failure to protect his previous owner as this. In ''Q'', Aigis and Margaret interpret this as his desire to not want his Persona to change whereas the party does, as a reminder of why he fights.
* PlayingWithFire: Has access to the Agi skills as well as immunity to fire, and he fits this role better than Junpei, the other Agi user, as the latter's Personas are more physically oriented.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:Ikutsuki didn't crucify the puppy, leaving him free to interfere.]]
* TeamPet: Although Aigis acts as something of an interpreter, leading to Koromaru demanding to be treated more like a human than a pet. You can take him to the movies!
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ken Amada]]
[[quoteright:146:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/P3-Ken_954.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:146:''[[AdorablyPrecociousChild Don't underestimate me because of my age.]]'']]
->'''Arcana:''' Justice\\
'''Persona:''' [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Nemesis]], [[Myth/HinduMythology Kala-Nemi]]\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MonaMarshall (English), Creator/CindyRobinson (English, ''Persona 4 Arena Ultimax'', ''Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth''), Creator/MegumiOgata (Japanese)\\
'''Live actors:''' Waku Sakaguchi/Tomonori Suzuki

Ken is a precocious, serious 11 year-old orphan the heroes first meet around town. He's soon invited by Ikutsuki to live in the SEES dorms once he's discovered to have the potential and, once his persona awakens, he volunteers to join SEES's fights against the Shadows despite the reservation of members like Yukari. Upon hearing that Ken is working with SEES, Shinjiro also rejoins the group. Ken mainly fights with spears and polearms, and his Persona is Nemesis of the Justice Arcana. It learns [[ConfusionFu a diverse array of skills]], but mainly specializes in light spells.

In the female protagonist's path in the PSP remake, Ken replaces Chihiro for the Justice Social Link. The interactions deal with him overcoming his buried resentment over his mother's passing, his childish tendencies versus his desire to be seen as an adult, and as a romantic option. The English release downplays this aspect of the relationship, however.

In The Answer, Ken sides with Akihiko.

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* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Cute? Check. Serious? Check. Hates being thought of as a kid? Check. Relationship with an older girl? The tone may vary, but at the very least his Social Link with the FeMC is at the very least CoolBigSis with the potential for a romance.
* {{Adorkable}}: He is absolutely adorable when he's geeking out, be it over an action flick or a cool manga. He tries hiding this, though, as he feels that it makes him appear childish.
* AdultsAreUseless: ''The Answer'' reveals that he was particularly hit hard with this. [[spoiler:It leads him to believing that he should take matters of finding his mom's murderer into his own hands.]] It also becomes the basis for the trope below.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: It's not him, but the Female Protagonist has to perform in order to make the Social Link romantic. After telling him she hangs around him because she "likes" him, he remarks that's how adults lie. When she exclaims that she isn't lying, he finally trusts her enough to confirm his feelings.
* BadassAdorable: He's the youngest member in S.E.E.S. and can stick a gun (er, evoker) to his head without flinching, yet he doesn't lose anything that makes him an adorable little kid. He also wields a rather large spear quite effectively despite his size.
** In the movie, he's shown to be fighting Shadows even before joining S.E.E.S. since in this adaptation, he believes that a stray Shadow killed his mother.
* BeYourself: A lot of his social link revolves around telling him he really should act his age. Of course, since the link is only available for the female protagonist that he has a PrecociousCrush on he's even more reluctant than normal to do so.
* BladeOnAStick: Ken specializes in spears.
* BreakTheCutie: Oh yes, definitely. First he loses his mom, and then her death is covered up as an accident when he personally saw her killed. Then he finds who her killer is and tries to steel himself to avenge her but [[spoiler:finds that her killer will die anyway. Then Shinjiro, said killer, takes a bullet meant for him, being killed by Takaya in the process.]]
** Even worse in the movies, where at first he thinks it's some random Shadow that killed his mom. Then it turns out to be the person he admired most was [[spoiler:Shinjiro Aragaki]].
* BrokenPedestal: In the second movie, Ken is rewritten to initially admiring Shinjiro, unaware that the Shadow that killed his mother was [[spoiler:Shinjiro's Persona on a rampage]]. When he finds out the truth, [[BreakTheCutie boy does he not take it well]].
* CheerfulChild: Becomes this during the festival in the second movie, when he's hanging out with Shinjiro.
* ClosetGeek: He LOVES superheroes, but tries to downplay it so as not to seem immature. If you take him to the superhero movie marathon, his fanboy side gets the better of him and he starts gushing about the flick.
* CombatMedic: Has access to very good healing spells, but can still use effective Light attacks and is very good with a spear.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Along with the protagonist, Akihiko, and Shinjiro.
* CovertPervert: In the [[ValuesDissonance original Japanese version]] he's not above using the fact that the Female Protagonist is a {{Shotacon}} ''against'' her if you're in a relationship. One scene that got intact through localization is the fact that post Junpei going on about KimonoFanservice, he's still flustered around Female Protagonist, if you're in a relationship with him.
* CrossdressingVoices
* DontYouDarePityMe: He hates being treated sympathetically, to the point of [[spoiler:wanting to kill himself to run away from it.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: All but states that avenging his mom was the only thing that kept him going after her death. [[spoiler:When he learns that Shinjiro will die anyway even if he doesn't kill him, he loses his purpose to live and allows Takaya to shoot him. He's saved only because Shinjiro takes the bullet for him.]]
* HarmfulToMinors: Well, [[spoiler:he saw his mother killed. It's accidental, but he doesn't know that.]] It's bad when facing Shadows isn't the worst thing on this list.
** And then he witnesses [[spoiler:Shinjiro, the one who killed his mom, take a bullet for him]].
* HeroicBSOD: Implied to have happened after his mother died. [[spoiler:And then when Shinjiro takes the bullet meant for him and dies in his place.]]
* HoldingHands: Gets freaked out after tricking the FeMC into doing this. When asked why, it's because he thought of "the kids being used" while holding her hand.
* IAmSpartacus: He claims to be the team's MissionControl [[spoiler:when Takaya demands to know who's helping SEES find the Full Moon Shadows and kill them, something Takaya doesn't want to happen]].
* KidHero: He's only in elementary school.
* LightEmUp: His persona is of the Justice Arcana and he's obsessed with the idea early on, which fits with the idea of light in this 'verse. However, [[LightIsNotGood light isn't necessarily good in SMT]] and focuses on instant kill abilities.
* MasterOfNone: Ken's primary niche is as a CombatMedic who is useful because he's tougher than [[SquishyWizard Yukari]]. In addition to this, he has a single-target [[LightEmUp Hama spell]], unboosted, a single-target [[ShockAndAwe electric spell]], also unboosted, and a couple single-target physical moves for which he doesn't have enough strength to make really effective. His main problem is that he tries to be too many things at once, [[FridgeBrilliance as you might expect of a kid trying too hard to be an adult]]. As such, the skills he shares with others are done better by others, and the skills that are unique to him are useless on bosses and mini-bosses.
** Averted in ''Q'', however. Along with Hama skills having a much higher success rate, the sub-persona system allows him access to skills that he wouldn't have before and lets him cover all his usual weaknesses. Not to mention since the game's mechanics tend to favor MagicKnight characters, his nature as a CombatMedic shines very brightly. And let's not forget to mention the lack of [[ArtificialStupidity a certain other trait that tends to hurt Ken in the original game.]]
*** He also has the second highest luck stat in the game with a decent enough speed, making him of the more useful support characters; the luck stat also affects the rate at which instant-kills land, making him more useful in that regard as well.
* MeaningfulName: Both the kanji of his given name and family name are synonymous, meaning 'heaven' as a reference to his arcana. More depressingly, his first name can also mean 'drought' or 'to desiccate'. [[spoiler:One could interpret that as his life being a drought to him without his mother and the cover up of her death, or his revenge dried up due to Shinjiro's health and Takaya's intervention]]
* TheMedic: Like Yukari, he learns the Media line of skills and learns Samarecarm at level 73 slightly behind Yukari who learns it at level 68. The Recarm line of spells is maintained in ''Persona Q'', in which it is very handy to have Samarecarm for late-game.
* MurderSuicide: [[spoiler:It's implied that after getting revenge on his mother's killer, he then wants to end his own life]].
* OrphansOrdeal: [[spoiler:Shinjiro accidentally killed Ken's mother when his persona went out of control. Ken is hellbent on revenge.]]
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: [[spoiler:His NewGamePlus Ending plays this quite tragically]].
* PrecociousCrush: He has a crush on the female protagonist, but knows that he's too young to really have a chance, though he ''is'' a romance option. He's more serious about it than you might expect.
* ThePromise: Rank 10 romantic has Ken promising not to leave her behind and asks the protagonist for the same. It's also slightly different between the localizations, with the original Japanese asking the main character to love only him with the English localization switching it to letting him be there for her. Swear to it, and he [[FirstNameBasis drops the -san when referring to her]].
* {{Revenge}}: He lives to find his mother's killer and punish them.
* SecretRelationship: In the lovers route, naturally. He freaks if you tell him that you two should come out and tells her to [[ButThouMust keep it a secret.]]
* ShockAndAwe: He has access to a few Zio spells, but not to the extent of Akihiko.
* ThroughHisStomach: Almost all of his dates are taking him out to dinner and one time actually making [[YourFavorite his favorite meal, omelets and wild rice.]]
* TokenMiniMoe: Token cute, sympathetic kid of the group and a potential love interest for the female protagonist, though downplayed relative to the other guys.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: [[spoiler:Killing your mother's killer is pushing it for a 10 year old. Takaya's insinuations that Ken [[DrivenToSuicide planned to off himself afterwards]] make it far, far worse. The manga doesn't help.]]
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Ken does! They've been subject to MemeticMutation within the fandom.
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Mother]]: [[spoiler:Ken joins SEES hoping that it will provide him with the chance to kill Shinjiro in revenge for Shinjiro's role in his mother's death. Further, he's intensely distressed when he finds out that Shinjiro is dying anyhow, feeling that it robs his vengeance of meaning. Ultimately, Ken forgives him, but it takes Shinjiro not only accepting blame for his mother's death but also taking a bullet for Ken for good measure.]]
** The movie switches things around, so that Ken initially joined SEES so he could hunt down Shadows, believing that a Shadow killed his mother. [[spoiler:Once he learns it was actually Shinjiro's Persona, it becomes this.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shinjiro Aragaki]]
[[quoteright:227:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/P3-Shinjiro_8149.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:225:''[[IneffectualLoner Tch. I don't need your help.]]'']]
->'''Arcana:''' The Hierophant\\
'''Persona:''' [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Castor]]\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/GrantGeorge (English), Creator/KazuyaNakai (Japanese)\\
'''Live actor:''' Ray Fujita

A former member of SEES, he left the group several years before following a tragic accident. Despite looking like a delinquent, he has his soft side. After pestering his friend throughout many early game scenes, Akihiko finally persuades his old friend Shinjiro to rejoin the group after Ken Amada does the same. Shinjiro uses [[DropTheHammer axes and other bludgeoning weapons]] in battle, and his Persona is the physically-oriented Castor of the Hierophant Arcana.

In the female protagonist's story, Shinjiro is her Moon S.Link, replacing Nozomi and allowing the player character to see much more of his softer side, unlike the male protagonist who does not have much opportunity to interact with him and receives a somewhat more standoffish attitude from him. In his S.Link, Shinjiro prods the protagonist about concerns over her health and their teammates' eating habits, assists Fuuka with her cooking, and at one point makes a grand dinner for the rest of SEES. He also voices concerns over Akihiko's well-being and talks about their childhoods and his sister, Miki. Towards the end of the link, the protagonist can retrieve a pocket watch he'd lost from the police station and return it to him.

After maxing his S.Link, the female can start a romantic relationship with him by talking to him again -- although she will have to be ''very'' persistent with her feelings to overcome his reluctance.

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* AManIsAlwaysEager: Averted. You have to be ''really'' persistent with wanting to pursue a romantic relationship until he gets over his hesitation. After that though, he won't hold back.
* AnAxeToGrind: Uses axes as his main weapons in Persona 3 along with hammers; he drops the axes in ''[[VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth Persona Q]]'' and exclusively uses hammers.
* AscendedExtra: A variation; while the rest of the male SEES members get social links with the female protagonist, he stands out even more, [[spoiler:given that he's only playable in-game for one month before he kicks it]]. Pretty amazing that one can get a detailed glimpse of his life and why he's the way he is within that period of time.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:Killing Ken's mom is what caused him to leave SEES. When Ken tries to get his revenge, Shinjiro doesn't try to stop him.]]
* BackupFromOtherworld
* {{Badass}}: Punks on the bad side of town are quite leery of screwing with him, and that's without his persona.
** BadassAdorable: Not only he's a huge badass, like the rest, but he's also an awkwardly cute and sweet guy with a HiddenHeartOfGold.
** In gameplay too, as he's one of the most effective characters you can have in your party.
** BadassBaritone: Has the deepest voice in the entire cast. It only underscores his powerful, imposing aura.
** BadassLongcoat: Is almost always seen wearing his trusty coat.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Looks after Ken in this way. [[spoiler:It's atonement for killing his mother by accident.]]
* BoringButPractical: His fighting style is completely this. He only learns physical moves and his persona has no elemental immunities. At the same time, he has the highest physical attack in the game and plenty of health points to burn it on, and has no elemental weaknesses either. This, combined with his uncanny ability to score critical hits, make him a fantastic tank.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: He acts like a tough guy, but in truth he's so soft that it's the only thing you really see during his social link.
* ButIWouldReallyEnjoyIt: A rare male example after his S.Link in Persona 3 Portable is maxed. To put it simply, he's not just afraid of their relationship changing, he knows that [[spoiler:he's going to die by any of three ways, and that romance ''will not'' end well. ]]
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Gets hit with this hard in spin-offs. He had a relatively short amount of time as an actual party member in the original game, but each of his subsequent appearances give him more ample development. The PSP remake made him a Social Link for the Female Protagonist route [[spoiler:(and can be saved from his death if it's maxed out)]], the movies expand on his interactions with the other members of SEES and ''Q'', in addition to being a fully-fledged party member, establishes his role as the DeadpanSnarker OnlySaneMan to the rest of the cast.
* ConvenientComa: [[spoiler:Of the PutOnABus variety. If you play as a girl and retrieve his pocket watch, he survives the October 4th Full Moon Operation, but since he dies under any other circumstances, he spends the rest of the game hospitalized and in a coma in order to not interfere too much with the plot. You can see him again at the end of the game in a New Game Plus, though.]]
* TheComicallySerious: As demonstrated in his video short.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: See Akihiko's entry above.
* CrutchCharacter: To a degree. While he never falls behind, he sports the highest attack out of the party and comes with some severely damaging attacks as soon as you get him. This, coupled with the fact that most of the bosses you face right after getting him are very susceptible to physical attacks and his tendency to feel "great" rather frequently, make him quite the powerhouse when you first get him. [[spoiler:His death follows shortly after, cementing him as this.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: He's an orphan like Akihiko [[spoiler:and accidentally killed Ken's mother.]]
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:Implied. He was going to die any way, so he preferred to go out atoning for his sins. The Movie makes it much more obvious that not only is he killing himself with the suppressents, but that he's dying out of guilt for what he did.]]
* DropTheHammer: Several of his weapons are hammers and other blunt objects, and in ''[[VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth Persona Q]]'' his weapons are always rendered as a sledgehammer.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The very first line you hear him say is the game's first [[PrecisionFStrike Precision S Strike]].
* GuestStarPartyMember: [[spoiler:He rejoins SEES after hearing Ken has been recruited. He's only ever available until October 4, when he's killed off. Averted in ''Q'', as that game takes place just before the October 4th event and as such Shinjiro is available for the whole game.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Akihiko, who he still hangs out with even after leaving SEES.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: He deliberately fosters and enjoys an aura of intimidation and aloofness, and is very embarrassed when others discover his kindness.
** PlayedForLaughs in the second movie. He does some cooking to make some food for Koromaru while no one's watching. But then he turns his head and notices [[StalkerWithoutACrush Aigis staring at him.]] He immediately gets flustered, not helped by Mass Destruction being played as the background music.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Says almost these exact words during his S.Link.
* [[IllGirl Ill Boy]]: Thanks to the Suppressants, his immune system is seriously degraded, resulting in a number of complications. According to Episode 1 of ''Persona Stalker Club'', his body's inability to regulate its own temperature is one of them.
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: It's what trips him in his CriticalFailure.
* InterfaceSpoiler: Averted. [[spoiler:His Persona has a full complement of skills that it can learn all the way up to and past around level 70, including God Hand. Most of them will likely still not have been learned yet by October 4th, unless the player specifically makes a point of level-grinding him.]]
* {{Irony}}: During his social link, he is reluctant to romance the female protagonist because [[spoiler:he is terminally ill and does not want to break her heart with his death]]. If you complete the social link, [[spoiler:he outlives her]].
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: When you Max out his S.Link as the female character in the portable remake, he hints that his feelings for her are like this. [[spoiler:Under the circumstances he's in, it's perfectly reasonable.]]
* JerkassFacade: Played almost humorously when he's unsuccessful, then becomes quite tragic when you realize how far he'll go for those he cares about.
* LostForever: As the female protagonist, [[spoiler:miss a Social Link meeting with him and you're screwed out of hitting max rank.]]
* MeaningfulName: "Aragaki" is written with characters meaning [[JerkassFacade "rough" or "rude" and "wall"]].
* MightyGlacier: He can both take and dish out impressive amounts of damage at the cost of speed and no access to elemental magic. Having no weaknesses makes him even bulkier, and as a result he makes for a very effective tank in Q.
* MoralityPet: He's nice to Koromaru so that we know he's really a softie.
* NonElemental: His Persona has no elemental weaknesses, but no resistances either.
* NotTooDeadToSaveTheDay: [[spoiler:The protagonists doesn't pull together enough HP to cast the Great Seal until Shinjiro's voice provides the last bit of encouragement.]]
* OddFriendship: With Akihiko. The overachieving BigManOnCampus isn't usually best friends with an incredibly shady thug.
* PaletteSwap: Appearance-wise, Castor is a black-colored Polydeuces, but their similarities end there. In addition to specializing almost entirely in physical attacks (wheras Polydeuces is a JackOfAllStats), there's a blade in Castor's chest, and he's riding a CoolHorse.
* ParentalAbandonment
* PleaseKillMeIfItSatisfiesYou: [[spoiler:He's prepared to let Ken kill him to make up for his AccidentalMurder of Ken's mother. [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim But he warns that if Ken does kill him, he'll end up becoming just like him.]]]]
* PlotlineDeath: [[spoiler:Dies intercepting a bullet meant for Ken in the male protagonist's path or if you fail to clear his S. Link as a girl. He's only around in Persona Q because of time travel, taking him from a month before he dies.]]
* PocketProtector: [[spoiler:Getting the last rank of his S.Link in the female protagonist's route requires her to find a pocketwatch he mentions he has lost, and return it to him. Having it in his pocket on October 4th is what makes it possible for him to survive being shot, although he's still seriously injured.]]
* PowerTrio: With Akihiko and Mitsuru. The ego.
* PrecisionFStrike: Adios, ''asshole.''
* PromotedToPlayable: Kinda. In the original game, he's [[spoiler:a GuestStarPartyMember]] but in ''Persona Q'' he's with you for the entire game.
* PutOnABus: If you're playing as a girl and you max out his S. Link and retrieve his watch, [[spoiler:he survives but enters into a coma instead.]]
* RealMenWearPink: He's very fond of cooking and is a regular viewer of the family cooking show. In his S. Link, he, the protagonist and Fuuka cook a restaurant-quality meal big enough for everyone in SEES.
* SarcasticDevotee: Especially to the male protagonist, who comes in for some snark from Shinjiro in combat: "Tch. Who does he think he is?" He's less belligerent to the female protagonist, but still warns her that he'll fight however he wants to and complains if she heals him in battle.
* SatelliteCharacter: He and the male protagonist don't spend much time together and he is defined entirely through his interactions with Akihiko and Ken. This is not the case in the PSP version, however, thanks to having significantly more opportunity to interact with the female protagonist as a Social Link.
* SecretlyDying: [[spoiler:The suppressants he takes are not exactly good for him.]]
* SugarAndIceGuy: Tough as he may be, his social link with the [=FeMC=] shows another side of him that is quite unexpected.
* SupremeChef: It's stated that he cooks most of the team's meals, though he seems slightly embarrassed about it.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:How he dies on October 4. He dives between Ken and Takaya's gun, saving the boy's life.]]
* TeamMom: Think about it. He's a good cook, worries about whether or not everyone's eating properly, tells you to take care not to get sick... Face it, he's your ideal HouseHusband.
* {{Tsundere}}: Equip him with the tuxedo in Tartarus and talk to him for his reaction. You'll either [[CrowningMomentOfFunny laugh]] or {{squee}}.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: In battle, he's pretty much only capable of one thing: hitting things REALLY hard. He does a ''very'' good job of it though.
* WhenHeSmiles: In [=P3P=], he only smiles during the Social Link, which makes a pleasant surprise for those unaware. The only time you get to see Shinjiro smile in the MALE protagonist route is him talking to Koromaru while going on a walk.
* ThinkHappyThoughts: Surprisingly his mantra, which keeps him from being too depressed over his condition, and tries to pass this belief to the protagonist. It's also what makes him so distant from Akihiko, who broods quite often about Miki, much to Shinjiro's discomfort.
* YouLoseAtZeroTrust: Averted if you are playing as the female character, where he is a Social Link. As long as you meet with him every time the chance arises, you are perfectly guaranteed to hit max rank.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shuji Ikutsuki]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DanWoren (English), Creator/HideyukiHori (Japanese)\\
'''Live actor:''' Shoichi Honda

Referred to as "the Chairman", Ikutsuki is the school chairman and the head of SEES. He worked with Mitsuru and Yukari's fathers on the project ten years ago, and was one of the designers of Aigis. Despite not having a Persona, as a result of being involved in the project, he knows how to enter the Dark Hour and provides briefings and support to the members of SEES during their major missions. He has a terrible sense of humor.

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* AbsentMindedProfessor: He's fairly spacy and spends most of his free time making terrible puns.
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:He wishes to bring the Fall to wipe out most of humanity so that he can rule as its prince afterward.]]
* BadSamaritan: [[spoiler:He acts nice and friendly, and to an extent he really is, but he's also pretty crazy beneath that.]]
* BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler:With Nyx and Strega. He's pulling the strings behind S.E.E.S. to willingly bring about the fall. He could be considered the main antagonist except he dies soon after TheReveal.]]
* BigGood: The founder S.E.E.S, but he is not able to summon a Persona. [[spoiler:Subverted when it turns out he's been using S.E.E.S. to bring about the Fall.]]
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:He gets shot and falls off a tall roof to his death. It's even lampshaded by a guy who hangs out around the movie theater, saying that that's how all the villains die, though he dismisses that idea.]]
* EvilAllAlong
* EvilPlan: [[spoiler:He's responsible for releasing Death, and manipulated SEES into destroying the twelve Full Moon Shadows in order to create Nyx Avatar. He does all this to bring about The Fall because of a prophecy he read.]]
* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler: [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo Ikari and Keel Lorenz]]. All three are amoral, bespectacled individuals who publicly lead humanity's defense against TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt while secretly trying to make it happen]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:When he describes how destroying the 12 Shadows will end the Dark Hour, he simply says that "there's evidence to support it." Nowhere does he give any specifics. This is your first hint that he's actually lying through his teeth and using you.]]
* TheHeavy: [[spoiler:His plans to bring The Fall take up about 2/3-3/4 of the game.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Ikutsuki is the one who suggested Koromaru join SEES. Guess who ruined his attempt at having Aigis kill SEES to bring about the Fall. In the PSP remake, though, he fails due to a Dying Moment of Awesome from Takeharu Kirijo.]]
* ItIsBeyondSaving: His true agenda regarding [[spoiler:starting the end of the world.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:He pulls off being a fatherly nice guy with freakish ease, so when he finally drops the act, the difference between the bad pun spewing professor figure he played as, and the AxCrazy lunatic he really is was quite a shock to EVERYONE.]]
* MeaningfulName: "Ikutsuki" is written with the character for "moon".
* MeetTheNewBoss: Ikutsuki repeats [[spoiler:Nyarlathotep's rhetoric almost word-for-word at certain points on his rant. The entire concept of The Fall -- cleansing an unclean world as a means to eventually bring about "paradise" -- is virtually identical to the long-term goals of The Masquerade, which was a doomsday cult founded and manipulated by Nyar in ''Persona 2: Innocent Sin''.]]
* MoleInCharge: [[spoiler:Despite founding S.E.E.S., his ultimate goal is something that none of the other members want. Jin briefly mentions being surprised by the fact that Ikutsuki was the heroes' boss.]]
* MrExposition: He's responsible for a lot of info dumps early on for how things in the story work.
* NietzscheWannabe: [[spoiler: He honestly believes that humanity desires the Fall and hastens to bring it about.]]
* NonActionGuy: He has no Persona, so he can't fight Shadows.
* NotSoSimilar: Ikutsuki looks eerily similar to Takaya Sakaki, and ends up [[spoiler: having roughly the same ideas and goals as him]]. A player would be forgiven for thinking they were the same person, or were related. They end up completely irrelevant to each other.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Subverted, in the fact that he actually ''does'' find his jokes funny, though this wasn't originally clear. However, he's not as goofy as he acts.
* PetTheDog: From ''Ultimax''. [[spoiler: While he is the cause of Sho Minazuki's coma, and he overall didn't care much for him, he still put him up in a hospital and left him enough money that he could be taken care of, both before and after he left the hospital. As opposed to say, throwing him in a ditch and calling it a day.]]
* PungeonMaster: He constantly spews truly terrible puns. In FES and the PSP version, he even gets a special video segment dedicated to him getting distracted with making puns when talking about the first boss.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: His "serious" face.
* SlasherSmile: [[spoiler:Sports one when he drops the "good guy" act, though his smile makes him look like he's either drunk or high off his ass.]]
* SmugSnake: [[spoiler:His plan may have worked, but his downfall came pretty quickly after he dropped his act.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His name is written as "Syuji" in the credits of the [[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-721759465236681969&hl=en bad ending.]]
%%* TreacherousAdvisor
* WalkingSpoiler: As if all the whited-out stuff above didn't tell you, he's subject to a pretty big twist.
[[/folder]]

!The Velvet Room

[[folder:Elizabeth and Theodore]]
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[[caption-width-right:270: ''[[SpiritAdvisor Welcome to the Velvet Room.]]'']]
->'''Voiced by:''' (Elizabeth): Creator/TaraPlatt (English), Creator/MiyukiSawashiro (Japanese)\\
'''Voiced by:''' (Theodore): Creator/TravisWillingham (English, ''Persona 3 Portable,'' ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena''), Creator/BrycePapenbrook (English, ''Persona Q''), Creator/JunichiSuwabe (Japanese)

Igor's assistants. Elizabeth appears in the original, FES, [=P3P=] in the male protagonist's path, and as a choice in the female protagonist's path. Theodore is only available in [=P3P=] in the female character's story. Both serve the same role in the game. They send the main characters on different {{sidequest}}s and, in the FES and [=P3P=] editions, can visit the human world with the main character and become romantically involved with him or her. Theodore is Elizabeth's younger brother, and both are the younger siblings of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'''s Margaret.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Compared to Margaret, both of them comes off as adorably naive and gullible.
* AlmightyJanitor: As shown by their BonusBoss battles. Probably the strongest elevator attendants you'll ever get to face. They can break the damage [[{{Cap}} cap]] for Pete's sake!
* AlwaysABiggerFish: Elizabeth summons [[PhysicalGod Zeus]] as a persona in ''Persona Q'', only to end up [[DemonicPossession possessed]] and made into his vessel for a battle against all the persona users.
* ApologeticAttacker: Theodore. Elizabeth also apologizes occasionally when you fight her, but not nearly as often.
* {{Badass}}: Both. Their BonusBoss fight is often regarded as the most difficult out of the latter Persona games. Elizabeth in particular mentions that she took on The Reaper with no weapons, personas, resistances, armor, and her arms tied behind her back. ''She nearly won''.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Theodore wears quite the nice looking suit.
* BonusBoss: They can only be faced very late in the game and are significantly more powerful than the actual final boss. The multiple lifebars of the only come up to somewhat more HP than them, and taking in their greater resilience, they take ''WAY'' more damage before going down, in addition to having all the strongest attacks in the game.
* BigEater: Elizabeth, who wonders why you stopped eating after your seventh meal.
* {{Bishonen}}: Theodore is considered by many fans as the most handsome of the male characters in the entire series.
* BigSisterBully: Elizabeth is almost constantly messing with Theodore whenever they interact.
* BullyingADragon: It's clear Elizabeth outright fears Margaret that she doesn't want to piss her off, even if her big sister does wrong on her. [[BigSisterBully In turn, Elizabeth makes Theodore pay instead]].
* ButtMonkey: Theodore. Elizabeth utterly trolls him in summer festival Drama CD, and during his fetch-quests he makes references to his sisters feeding him things like dog food and soybean powder.
** Taken UpToEleven in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ'', where Theodore is constantly being tricked and bossed around by Elizabeth and living in fear of Margaret. Marie is also constantly bossing him around. It's so bad that not even pretending Kanji as a younger brother to Theodore doesn't sway him to be convinced to overthrow the tyranny of his sisters, but rather as ''dividing the punishment'' equally. Poor guy can't catch a break...
* CloudCuckooLander: Overlaps with FishOutOfWater, as both of them display some very bizarre ideas about modern life during their dates. The main characters mostly doesn't seem to have the heart to correct their cheerful misconceptions.
* CovertPervert: Elizabeth says a classic HospitalHottie line in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ'', and claims she learned about it from a book on ''Theodore's'' shelf. Of course, this being [[TheGadfly Elizabeth]] it may have been a joke.
* DamageSpongeBoss: The only enemies aside from the FinalBoss that can survive a hit from Armageddon, and even then the boss in question only survives it because it has multiple life bars.
* FishOutOfWater: Elizabeth and Theo during your dates clearly have no idea what's going on in the human world.
* TheGadfly: While Elizabeth doesn't understand much of human culture, she knows a bit more than she lets on, and sometimes acts inappropriately just to get a rise out of people.
* HospitalHottie: Elizabeth tries to invoke the image while acting as the nurse in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ''.
* HumansThroughAlienEyes: Theo and Elizabeth have some ''very'' odd ideas about how the human world works.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Like their older sister, they wield the Persona Compendium as their weapon.
* IWillFindYou: [[spoiler:A variation on this, after the events of ''3''. In ''4'', Margaret reveals that Elizabeth has left the Velvet Room in an attempt to find and save the main character from his fate as the Seal.]]
** [[spoiler:It is likely similar for Theo, who, after his final date, promises to overcome any obstacle for the sake of the female protagonist, should she ever find herself in trouble.]]
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Theodore. He'll claim that he was just trying to be funny whenever he does or says something ignorant.
* LaxativePrank: Elizabeth pulls one on Akihiko in Persona Q - her {{Troll}}-like nature in that game leaves it unclear how accidental it is.
* {{Manchild}}: Compared to Elizabeth, Theodore is much more child-like in demeanor during the dates. While Elizabeth shows a sort of morbid fascination with the human world, Theo's is much more innocent, and he can react with fear or amazement at things Elizabeth just finds mildly amusing.
* MarriedToTheJob: They fear that spending too much time with the protagonist will cause them to perform poorly at their job as a Velvet Room attendant, prompting them to break things off.
* MasterOfAll: They both have the strongest attacks of every element and the best status effects moves, and can kill the player instantly using Megidolaon.
* NiceGuy: One of Theodore's distinct characteristics is his politeness towards everyone. He is also the only one of the Velvet siblings who lacks a cruel sense of humor.
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: While most of what Elizabeth says or does is [[FishOutOfWater charming]], some of her reactions to certain things can be rather, interesting. Take her response to the medical dummy you bring her from school, which she calls the ''Shell of Man''. She seems morbidly fascinated and intrigued when the eyes pop out. A funnier variant also exists; bring Elizabeth "Machine Oil" (which she confuses for cooking oil) and she comments that she really, ''really'' wants to try eating a machine some day.
* NoSocialSkills: Hoo, boy. Where does Igor ''find'' these people?
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: In light of what this trope [[EnemyWithout signifies]] in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', Elizabeth and Theodore's eye color has inspired [[EpilepticTrees the creation of wiggling willows]].
* ThrowTheBookAtThem: They'll hit you with those huge books about as often as they summon personas from them.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: To their growing confusion, they find themselves increasingly interested in the protagonist until, assuming you've attended all their dates, [[spoiler:you 'spend some time alone' in your room together.]] Love seems to be an emotion that they're not really supposed to be feeling, because after that they both stop responding with anything more than professionalism to keep from getting distracted from their critical roles.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Igor]]
See Characters/PersonaRecurring.
[[/folder]]

!Social Links

[[folder:Classmates]]

!!Kenji Tomochika
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KenjiNojima (Drama [=CDs=], Film).

A fellow classmate of the MC, Kenji is the first social link, the Magician, which is established automatically soon after he starts attending Gekkoukan High. Already friends with Junpei and Kazushi, he's also somewhat attracted to Yukari, though the player soon discovers that he mostly has a thing for older women. In fact, pursuing his social link reveals that he has a crush on one of his teachers, and the MC helps him in his quest to win her over.

He loses his S. Link status in [=P3P=] to Junpei if the player chooses the female MC, though he still makes appearances as part of Rio Iwasaki's S. Link.

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* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: In FES, after the school festival is canceled, Kenji and the MC can act out an impromptu Manzai routine for the rest of the class, with Kenji acting as the boke and MC the tsukkomi.
* BookEnds: His Social Link ends exactly how it began, with him inviting the MCs for ramen and talking about getting a girlfriend.
* HiddenDepths: Kenji is surprisingly fashion conscious, commenting on the MCs's wardrobe at certain points. In fact, the item he gives the MC at the end of his S. Link is a choker he made for him because he "doesn't look fashionable enough."
** He's also the in-game tutorial for the game's dating mechanic.
* HopeSpot: During Rank 7 of his Social Link he thinks he's making progress with Emiri, but she actually just has her own fiancee.
* HotForTeacher: He has a crush on his teacher, and they actually start dating.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: A lot of his comments about preferring older women come off as this, especially around Rio whom he doesn't realize has feelings for him. In the first [=P3P=] drama, his statements offend the other girls to the point even the FeMC gets angry.
* LikesOlderWomen:
* LoveHurts: His perception that his love for his teacher was reciprocated turns out to be a mistake and she's actually kind of creeped out.
* ObliviousToLove : Is completely unaware of Rio's feelings towards him.

!!Hidetoshi Odagiri
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HiroakiMiura (Drama [=CDs=], Film)

As a member of Gekkoukan High's student council, Hidetoshi heads the student disciplinary committee. As expected, he's strict and unyielding and can come off as quite the hardass. He's also a very unpopular with the rest of the student body because of his no-nonsense attitude. After Mitsuru has the MC join the student council, Hidetoshi becomes the Emperor S. Link, and pursuing his S. Link has him/her helping out with finding a student who left a cigarette butt in one of the school male bathrooms while exploring his need for order and ideals.

In [=P3P=], Hidetoshi falls in love with the female protagonist during his S.Link, but wants to wait until he's worthy of her love before he tries to make it official.

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* DefrostingIceKing: He's cold and severe, but mellows out over the course of his link when he comes to understand that his methods are selfish and flawed and the people supporting him are jerks. His defrosting is a little more emphasized with the female protagonist as he develops a crush on her.
* {{Determinator}}: Break the rules, and Hidetoshi will hunt you down, and he will '''never stop''' until he finds you.
* DisappearedDad: His dad was arrested and Hidetoshi isn't really sure if he's guilty or not, which has helped shaped his attitude in the present.
* FreudianExcuse: He believes that his father's trusting attitude was what got him made into a scapegoat and jailed, which is why Hidetoshi himself is hesitant to trust others.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's quite abrasive and he's not exactly loved by his peers for his insistence on the rules, but he definitely falls into the "tough, but fair" category. He's going a little overboard trying to track down the cigarette smoker, but doesn't actually intend to do anything further than lecture them.
* KnightTemplar: Subverted. It looks like he's going way overboard with the cigarette thing, but in truth his idea of a harsh punishment for the person who left it in the bathroom was no more than a "stern lecture." He doesn't think that it warrants expulsion, and doesn't see how "getting rid of the bad students" helps, despite the school's suggestion. This hints early on at [[HiddenHeartOfGold the sort of person he really is]].
* OddFriendship: With Keisuke.
* SmugSmiler: Everytime Hidetoshi smiles, it looks like this -- even when he isn't being smug at all, just ''happy''.
* SternTeacher: After his social link, he decides he might try to enter into education.
* TookALevelInKindness: Hidetoshi eventually realizes that he needs to be a little nicer if he wants to gain people's trust.

!!Kazushi "Kaz" Miyamoto
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AtsushiKisaichi (Drama [=CDs=])

Kaz is a member of whatever sport team the MC joins and represents the Chariot S. Link. Stubborn and fanatical, Kaz quickly declares himself the MC's rival, and aims to win the championship. By pursuing the link, the MC discovers that Kaz is suffering from an injured knee, which is only getting worse due to his constant and overzealous training. The reason that he's pushing himself so hard is that he's trying to convince his nephew, who was crippled in an accident, to undergo rehab by winning the championship.

In [=P3P=], Kaz loses his S. Link status to Rio Iwasaki if the player chooses the female MC, though he still makes the occasional appearance, usually alongside Yuko or Kenji.

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* {{Determinator}}: Kaz isn't about to let '''potentially never being able to walk again''' stop him from winning the championship. [[spoiler:Eventually subverted, as he decides to give up the championship and get surgery for his knee instead.]] To reflect this, a lot of the proper responses to his S. Link scenes are basically "Suck it up."
* TheRival: He starts off as this for the MC, but that role is eventually taken over by Mamoru.
* UnknownRival: He thinks of himself as Mamoru's rival, but Mamoru doesn't seem to know who he is.

!!Rio Iwasaki
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SaoriHayami (Drama [=CDs=])

Rio is Kaz's replacement for the Chariot Social Link in the female MC's scenario, whether she chooses to join Tennis or Volleyball, where Rio acts as the leader of the junior-level teammates. To her dismay, her teammates don't share the same single-minded devotion to the club. She is also friends with Kenji, who likes to visit practice both to see her and to catch up with Ms. Kanou, who oversees the club.

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* ChildhoodFriendRomance: She eventually realizes she's in love with Kenji and doubts it will go well considering his preference for older women. Still intends to give it a shot.
* DistaffCounterpart: To Kaz, and to a lesser extent to Akihiko, as she shares certain personality traits with the latter.
* LoveEpiphany: Much of her S.Link involves her coming to understand her feelings for Kenji. [[spoiler:[[LoveConfession Late in the S.Link, she concludes that the only way to move forward is to confess her feelings to him]] ]]; this plays out with the protagonist, Yuko, and the rest of the sports club shamelessly eavesdropping, only to be completely derailed when she asks Kenji how much he likes her and he replies that he likes her as much as he likes ramen. HilarityEnsues.
* OddFriendship: With Kenji, who she's known since they were kids.
* {{Tomboy}}: She may look like [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Yukiko]], but in terms of temperament and Arcana, she's more like [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Chie]].
* TomboyishPonytail

!!Chihiro Fushimi
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AiMaeda (Drama [=CDs=])

Chihiro is the student council treasurer and Justice S. Link. She is pretty much a textbook example of the painfully shy, bookish, yet surprisingly attractive nerd girl. Pursuing her S. Link gets her to open up a bit more and eventually deal with accusations that she stole money from the school.

In [=P3P=], Chihiro loses her S. Link status to Ken if the player chooses the female MC, but she still makes her token appearances in Hidetoshi's S. Link scenes.

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* BewareTheQuietOnes: See ClingyJealousGirl below.
* {{Bookworm}}
* TheCameo: She appears in VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} when the P4's school has a class trip to Tatsumi Port Island. In VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth, the fact that she's a third year during that trip, but was a first-year when S.E.E.S. knew her helps the two groups understand the two-year gap on the P4 route.
* ClearMyName: Has to do this later in her link, when people suspect her of stealing money from school.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Revealed to be this late in the S. Link, starting when she flips out when Mitsuru tells the MC to meet her alone[[labelnote:*]](in her room, at night and making sure not to be seen by the rest of the dorm... yep, [[ThatCameOutWrong many poorly-chosen words there]])[[/labelnote]] to discuss the situation with the stolen money. (Considering that you're forced to romance Mitsuru to complete her link, [[ProperlyParanoid maybe she has a point.]]) In the original and FES, she's one of the fastest girls to go into "she may get jealous if you see other girls" status. Most girls reach this state at Rank 7, Chihiro reaches it at 5.
* DisappearedDad: One of the students mention she has no father.
* DoesNotLikeMen: She's very nervous around guys.
* GoodWithNumbers: Subverted. Chihiro is bad at math even though she's the treasurer.
* HotterAndSexier: In VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}, she's older and more confident, and it shows.
* {{Meganekko}}: She's shy and spends much of her free time reading.
* ShrinkingViolet: She starts off being utterly terrified of talking to men, and it takes some coaxing to get her to come out of her shell enough to even ''start'' her S. Link.

!!Saori Hasegawa
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The student who helps the [=FeMC=] with her student comittee activities and serves as her Hermit Social Link. While currently a junior, she's actually two years older than the heroine, having traveled abroad and taken a couple years off from school. As a result, other students aren't certain how to treat her; after all, she's even older than the upperclassmen! Since she desperately wants to please others, Saori lets her classmates take advantage of her kindness and refuses to stand up for herself.

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* BeautyMark: Under her left eye.
* ClearMyName: She gets slandered early in her link and has to be prodded into taking action against the rumors.
* ExtremeDoormat: She lets people walk all over her and won't speak up for herself when MaliciousSlander about her begins getting passed around. In a case of self-induced LampshadeHanging, you can even call her out on it, using exactly this term.
* GirlsAreReallyScaredOfHorrorMovies: Mentioned in one Sunday outing, if the Female Protagonist picks Horror movies as her favorite.
* MayDecemberRomance: Reveals at the end of her link she had a crush on her uncle. It did not end well, see below.
* ParentalNeglect: Her parents don't support her at all. [[spoiler:They're also the ones who sent Saori overseas in the first place, because they blamed her for a serious family incident. The exact nature of that incident isn't completely spelled out, but given her statement that her first love was her uncle, and that she spent a great deal of time praying for her first love's soul and apologizing for not killing herself...]]
* [[PrecisionFStrike Precision S Bomb]]: Drops one just to see what it feels like, then asks if she said it correctly.
* PutOnABus: At the end of her S-Link, she transfers away.
* SempaiKohai: Other students aren't quite sure how to approach and apply this to Saori, due to her unique circumstances.
* StepfordSmiler: She's outwardly cheerful and friendly, but is deeply troubled by what has happened to her recently and in the past.

!!Keisuke Hiraga
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShinnosukeTachibana (Drama [=CDs=])

Keisuke is the leader of whatever Culture Club the MC joins. The son of a doctor, Keisuke is under pressure to quit his club and join the family business. He represents the Fortune arcana in his S. Link and pursuing it has him refusing to quit the club, claiming that he doesn't want to become a doctor. This is proven to be untrue, however, as he's shown to be quick to help people who are sick or injured. Eventually, he gets over his denial and quits, throwing himself into studying for his entry exams.

In [=P3P=], Keisuke loses his S. Link status to Ryoji if the player chooses the female MC, and his role in the game is greatly diminished, only making a few small appearances.

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* BornLucky: In one time-off event, he and the protagonist win lots of tickets at the arcade, prompting him to mention how he's always had good luck.
* OddFriendship: With Hidetoshi, of all people. Apparently they're friends from childhood.
* RefusalOfTheCall: His social link revolves around how he doesn't want to become a doctor just because everyone (particularly his dad) says to, despite him having the aptitude for it. He eventually accepts it, after realizing how much he wants to help people.

!!Ryoji Mochizuki
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YuriLowenthal (English), Creator/AkiraIshida (Japanese)\\
'''Live actor:''' Keisuke Ueda (as [[spoiler:Pharos]])

A NewTransferStudent who first makes his appearance in November. He is a flirty {{Bishonen}} who asks out any girl he meets, and quickly befriends the members of SEES.

He has an odd attachment to the main character, which is most evident in the female protagonist's route in [=P3P=] where he takes over the Fortune S. Link from Keisuke.

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* AmnesiacDissonance: [[spoiler:Before, he was just another Shadow trying to evoke the Fall. After forgetting his original purpose and being stuck in the MC for a while, he becomes the fun-loving Ryoji we know and love.]]
* AmnesiacGod: [[spoiler:Ryoji is the Nyx Avatar and in a way Nyx itself. He doesn't remember this, though and just goes to school, where he becomes the protagonist's friend.]]
* AntiAntiChrist: [[spoiler:Not that he really has a choice in the matter.]]
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: He's the closest thing the game has to a real central antagonist, as Ikutsuki and Strega never truly take center stage or be anything more than occasional threats, but he is not evil. He is simply unable to do anything regarding the Fall outside of cause it. And it is clear that if he had a choice, he would not cause it.]]
* AscendedExtra: While he's still an important character in the main game, the third film takes this further by highlighting his budding friendship with Makoto. In comparison to the game, an S.Link can't even be formed with him if you choose to play as a male.
* BigBad: [[spoiler: Technically so, since he's Nyx (well, her physical avatar). He's unwilling though]].
* BigBadFriend: [[spoiler:Or boyfriend, if you're in a relationship with him as the Female Protagonist]].
** [[spoiler: Even more so in the third film, where he essentially becomes [[HeterosexualLifePartners best friend]] is the very person to snap him out of his depression]].
* ChickMagnet: To the point of SexyManInstantHarem, apparently.
* CreepyChild: [[spoiler:As Pharos, he's pretty creepy.]] During the portion of the story you can interact with him, though, he's just a flirt.
* TheDeterminator: Admits to being stubborn and continues to pursue a frienship with Makoto in the third film no matter how many times the latter rejects him.
* DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu: A possible S.Link in the female MC's route.
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:To Nyx technically, since he's Nyx's avatar. He's rather unwilling, though.]]
* {{Expy}}: ''Very'' strongly resembles [[spoiler:[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Kaworu Nagisa]]. Both are the last in a line of monsters sent to destroy mankind who take the form of a {{Bishonen}} humanoid but willingly sacrifice themselves for the sake of humanity after befriending the protagonist. They even share [[Creator/AkiraIshida the same Japanese actor]]! The big difference is that not killing Ryoji is the correct choice for this story.]]
* FinishingEachOthersSentences: A RunningGag in the third film. Whenever Makoto says something, Ryoji tends to finish his thought for him.
* GuideDangIt: His S. link is very specific, and if you mess up even once, you can't complete it.
* HairAntennae
* HandsomeLech
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Becomes this with Makoto in the third film.
* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler:Probably the nicest one you'll ever meet, though.]]
* IdenticalStranger: Never gets talked about in the game, but Ryoji looks like the protagonist with his hair slicked back and a BeautyMark. It becomes more obvious in the manga when during their infamous trip to the hot springs Ryoji wears his hair down in an attempt to confuse the girls and looks identical to Minato. [[spoiler:This isn't a coincidence.]]
* IfItsYouItsOkay: States to the Female Protagonist that he would like her, even if she were a boy.
* LadykillerInLove: With the female protagonist.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Becomes a gender-flipped version for Makoto in the third film.
* MeaningfulName: "Mochizuki" is written with characters meaning "aspire to/expect/desire" and "moon".
* NewTransferStudent
* NiceGuy: His flirting aside, he's pretty genuinely nice to everyone. [[spoiler:''Especially'' after he finds out who he is: despite essentially being the avatar of the BigBad, his one concern is that the members of SEES don't suffer, and he still considers them friends right until the end.]]
* SignificantDoubleCasting: You better believe that he shares a voice with the (male) protagonist for good reason. [[spoiler:He is able to be Pharos and Ryoji because he lived inside the protagonist.]]
* SpiritAdvisor: [[spoiler:Ryoji is basically grown up Pharos.]]
* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler:A relationship with Ryoji is impossible: He's the Nyx Avatar.]]
* TalkingToHimself: Averted in the game due to the male protagonist's SilentProtagonist nature, but played straight in the films. Though it does lead to an amusing running gag where Ryoji finishes Makoto's sentences, always in a tone that doesn't even match Makoto's.
* ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler:When he descends as the Nyx Avatar, he quite calmly states that he was once known as Ryoji. His human personality has clearly vanished by this point, and he claims to essentially ''be'' Nyx, making the choice of pronoun for this entry questionable.]]
%%* TomatoInTheMirror
* TragicMonster: [[spoiler:He's clearly broken up about his role in bringing the Fall.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:Two parts: learning that he's Pharos and learning that he's Death, the Thirteenth Shadow, are only revealed at the end.]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: [[spoiler:Tries to invoke this when attempting to convince the protegonist to kill him. After they refuse the first time, he takes a form resembling Thanatos, complete with VoiceOfTheLegion, hoping that reminding the protagonist he isn't human will make his/her decision easier.]]
* YoungerThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:The human side of him is ten years old at most. As Nyx's herald, he's almost ageless.]]

!!Yuko Nishiwaki
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SatomiSato (Drama [=CDs=])

The team manager for whatever Athletic Club the MC joins, Yuko represents the Strength arcana in her S. Link, and is one of the male MC's potential love interests. If the player pursues her S. Link, the MC discovers Yuko's lack of motivation, not really sure what to do with her life. As the S. Link goes on, she ends up coaching a group of neighborhood children on how to run faster, so they could beat a group of sixth graders in a race and win back their playground. While coaching them, she finds her motivation, and eventually decides to become an athletic trainer.

In [=P3P=], Yuko loses her S. Link status to Koromaru, though she still makes the occasional appearance as part of Rio Iwasaki's S. Link.

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Her dark skin and prominent lips make her look like she could be part black.
* BookDumb: She comes off as this in the beginning, though it's more that she lacks motivation.
%%* BrownEyes
%%* CuteSportsClubManager
%%* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife
* DoesThisMakeMeLookFat: Yuko tries to pull a "Do you think I eat too much" variation on you at one point.
%%* HairDecorations
* FriendToAllChildren: She even ends up coaching a bunch of them so that they can run faster.
* [[GirlsAreReallyScaredOfHorrorMovies Girls Are Really Scared Of Ghost Stories]]: During the girls' sports retreat in ''[=P3P=]'', she gets very scared by the ghost story session.
* ShipTease: ''[=P3P=]'' really ladles on the Yuko/Kaz. {{Lampshaded}} by Yuko worrying about winding up together because [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} who else would take care of him]]?
* TeamMom: Acts as one for the Athletic Club, as well as for the children she coaches. And Kaz. Very much towards Kaz.

!!Andre Laurent Jean Geraux (a.k.a. Bebe)
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->'''Voiced by:''' HisayoshiSuganuma (Drama [=CDs=])

Bebe is the sole member of Gekkoukan High's fashion club until the MC joins, the token foreigner and a raging Japanophile. He managed to be able to study abroad in Japan thanks to the efforts of his aunt. He represents the Temperance arcana in his S. Link, and pursuing it has Bebe making his first friend in Japan with the male MC. Eventually, he discovers that his aunt died, and his uncle wants him to come back home. Not wanting to leave Japan, he decides to make a kimono to take with him to help convince him to let him come back.

In [=P3P=], Bebe falls in love with the female protagonist during his S.Link, that at the end of the Social Link, he confessed his feelings to her before he leaves.

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* CampStraight: He falls in love with the female protagonist in his Social Link. Other than that, his mannerisms, hobbies and looks are rather effeminate. Of course, him being a walking French stereotype probably has something to do with it.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: If you max out Bebe's S.Link before the school trip, you won't see him in Kyoto. If you don't max it out, he will be there.
%%* FunetikAksent
* GratuitousJapanese: In the English localization, Bebe has a habit of peppering his lines with Japanese words.
%%* OccidentalOtaku
* OverlyLongName: His real name. How he got the nickname Bebe out of it is not stated.
* PhenotypeStereotype: Blond, blue eyed French transfer student.
* PutOnABus: At the end of his S. Link, as he returns to his home country.

!!Nozomi Suemitsu
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An obese, unpopular senior who sits alone in Paulownia Mall, Nozomi is nicknamed the "Gourmet King" and represents the Moon arcana. At first he seems to be an arrogant and unlikable boy who's bizarrely obsessed with food, but as the main character continues to spend time with him, the Gourmet King's true background begins to gradually emerge, a complicated story involving sibling rivalry, a secret cult and a childhood tragedy that begins to come out after he pressures someone into joining his cult, which is quite expensive.

In [=P3P=], he loses his S.Link status to Shinjiro, and doesn't appear on the [=FeMC=] storyline.

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* AlwaysSecondBest: He struggles with being unfavorably compared to his brother, who's described as something of TheAce.
* BigEater: Possibly enough to rival even Elizabeth. [[spoiler:His body can't really take the abuse he shovels at it, though, causing him to get sick, indicating he's clearly eating far past his appetite.]]
* ChurchOfHappyology: The cult he belongs to charges money for membership. ''Lots'' of money.
* FissionMailed: In one event, the link will reverse for a short while, before ranking up.
%%* {{Gonk}}
* GreenEyedMonster: Around the middle point of his route he quite clearly starts to show some envy for how much more people like the protagonist than him. [[spoiler:It's quite similar to the relationship he had with his younger brother before he died.]]
* HiddenDepths: There is far more to the Gourmet King that his first impression suggests.
* TheUnfavorite: Everyone always loved his brother, but Nozomu is nothing special and got overlooked.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Nozomu takes his Gourmet King title very seriously, to the point where he at one point thinks that there are assassins out to kill him for it.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Links]]

!!Bunkichi and Mitsuko Kitamura
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->'''Voiced by:''' (Bunkichi): Creator/KojiYada (Drama [=CDs=]), {Mitsuko) Creator/FumiOda (Drama [=CDs=])

Owners of the Bookworms bookstore at Iwatodai Station, Bunkichi is an occasionally wisecracking and sometimes senile, but ultimate well-meaning old man and Mitsuko is his quieter wife. The two of them represent the Hierophant S. Link and pursuing it has the MC frequently visiting their bookstore, ultimately learning that they had a son. He was a teacher at Gekkoukan High until he was killed in a car accident and a persimmon tree was planted at the school in memorium of him. Eventually, the two of them catch wind that the tree is going to be cut down and learn of a petition from former students to keep the tree alive.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: The story of their son's accident. The protagonist inadvertently brings back a number of memories.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: The oldest of the Social Links. Extends to the other SEES members in the Drama [=CDs=].
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: Mitsuko is pretty tiny.
* ThinkNothingOfIt: The protagonist claims to have no idea what Mitsuko and Bunkichi are talking about upon hearing of the petition and the player never has the option of organizing such a thing. On the other hand, no one else has any information on the tree, so the protagonist is the most likely organizer. Maybe. All three dialogue options are some form of this trope when he's thanked.

!!Maya (real name [[spoiler:Isako Toriumi]])
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Maya represents the Hermit S. Link, which begins when Junpei gives the MC a copy of the old MMORPG Innocent Sin. The link consists mainly of Maya not really understanding why she's so unmotivated regarding her career and social life and instead choosing to waste time on an MMO. In addition, her interactions with the MC consist largely of complaining about her coworkers, all the while dropping small hints regarding her identity and occupation. Her true identity is not revealed until the very last days of the game.

In [=P3P=], Maya loses her S. Link status to Saori Hasegawa if the player chooses the female MC.

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* BeneathTheMask: Maya's link is dedicated to showing someone who doesn't really have to act in front of others. After all, it doesn't matter what Tatsuya think of her, right? [[spoiler:Her public face is the strict but generally understanding teacher Isako Toriumi, who is completely different from Maya.]]
* ChristmasCake: Her age isn't explicitly stated, but she's at least in her twenties and gets a great deal of grief from her mother, and Tanaka, about becoming too old to marry. She doesn't really consider it unfair that men prefer younger women since [[{{Foreshadowing}} she likes younger guys herself.]]
* CoolTeacher: She lets slip early on that she's a teacher. [[spoiler:In fact, she's Toriumi, who is generally understanding and protective of her students, and constantly argues with Mr. Ekoda (who's something of an ObstructiveBureaucrat).]]
* {{GIFT}}: Most of her time as Maya is complaining about her coworkers. She eventually realizes this though.
%%* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* LeetLingo: She muses that while she's perfectly capable of writing correctly, she's just too lazy to do it during her free time. [[spoiler:She even teaches composition. On October 3rd, she'll even mention in class how he has mastered leetspeak.]]
* MrsRobinson: Ruefully admits that she can't complain about people overlooking her due to age consider she has a preference for younger guys herself.
* OnlySaneEmployee: She complains about being this compared to the rest of the teachers, accusing them of stuffing their bust, being huge jerks or just bizarre. That's a little debatable, but her idiosyncracies are at least less overt than the rest.
* RedHerring: If you watch the news with the dorm's television, a report will mention a 92-year-old woman who likes playing online games to interact with young people. [[spoiler:That's not her.]]
* ShoutOut: Along with the title of the MMORPG, her avatar is Maya, and she convinces the MC to change his avatar's name to Tatsuya, reflecting the names of the two main characters of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: Innocent Sin'', and ''Persona 2: Eternal Punishment''. In the Japanese version, the MMORPG was ''[[VideoGame/MegamiTenseiII Devil Busters]]'' and the screen names were [[Literature/DigitalDevilStory Y-Ko and N-Jima]].
* SternTeacher: [[spoiler:Isako has a habit of assigning new transfer students empty seats that belong to other students, with the logic that if they aren't there, they aren't part of the class.]]
* TeacherStudentRomance: She admits to crushing on one of her students, but appears too professional to do anything about it. [[spoiler:She does ask the protagonist out when she finds out who he is, but runs away before he answers.]]
* SweetTooth: [[spoiler:Isako loves cake, to the point that she sometimes assigns bringing a slice of cake along with homework. The other teachers have learned to bring cake when they're delivering bad news.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: [[spoiler:Judging by Isako's reaction to finding out who Tatsuya was all this time, including asking him out to dinner and then throwing a dictionary at him, she's probably this.]]
* WhamLine: From the ''protagonist,'' in the epilogue. "Hello, Maya-san."

!!Maiko Oohashi
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FumikoOrikasa (Drama [=CDs=]).

A precocious grade school girl, Maiko frequently hangs out at the playground at Naganaki Shrine. She represents the Hanged Man arcana in her S. Link and pursuing it reveals that Maiko's parents are going through a very messy divorce, which the MC helps her get through. Wondering if it's her fault that they're splitting up, Maiko eventually decides to run away from home, thinking that they'll have to work together to find her, and that it will help them get back together. It only proves to be a partial success, as though they really do work together to find her, they still plan to get divorced, though now they work more on helping Maiko understand why they're splitting up. At the end of the S. Link, Maiko decides to live with her mother as she leaves Port Island, but declares that she wants to marry the male MC when she grows up.

Though she stays as the Hanged Man S. Link in [=P3P=], if the player chooses the female MC, then Maiko will see her as more of an older sister figure. Near the end of the game, Maiko's father will receive a letter, which mentions how Maiko wishes that she and the MC could "become a family for real" and ask her out on a date, misunderstanding the message.

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* AbusiveParents: Maiko's parents come off as extremely overbearing, frequently sending her off to cram school and private piano lessons, and during one fight her father even hits her. They seem to see the error of their ways near the end of her S. Link, however.
* MeaningfulName: Maiko in Japanese means "lost child."
* PutOnABus: At the end of her S. Link, as she moves away with her mother. If you finish her link before her rescue mission in Tartarus, the rationale for her being in Port Island is that she's visiting her father.
* PrecociousCrush: She proposes to the male MC at the end of her S. Link, saying that she wants a family of her own someday and that the protagonist has to be the father. The game's narration lampshades it: "Apparently, Maiko has just proposed to you."

!!Tanaka
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/BinShimada (Drama [=CDs=])

Company president and TV salesman, Tanaka is the owner of a home shopping network which the player can buy products from every Sunday. Later on, the MC can find him standing around Port Island Station or the mall depending on the game version. He represents the Devil arcana in his S. Link, and pursuing it has Tanaka swindling the MC out of 40,000 yen before deciding to start giving him/her some of his rather unscrupulous business advice, and even considering making him/her a model for his company. Eventually, he reveals that even though he's filthy rich, he's always so busy that he never has the time to really use any of his money. The S. Link ends with Tanaka finally deciding to give some of his money to charity. Later in FES, it's implied that he may have given up on his dubious business techniques.

In FES and [=P3P=], Tanaka is one of the easiest S. Links to level up at the male MC, due to him being of the two only S. Links available at night, as well as the fact that every time the player talks to him, the S. Link is guaranteed to level up.

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The bizarre threats he makes to keep you from revealing his secrets (see below) decrease in severity with each Social Link rank. Justified in that it signifies his growing trust in you.
* ButThouMust: In order to initate his S-Link, the player has to go along with Tanaka scamming them out of some money.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The reason he's the Devil Social Link.
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: He throws all kinds of bizarre threats at you at the beginning of his S. Link to keep you from telling people about him swindling you out of the 40,000 yen. These threats range from making you swallow a thousand needles to putting your picture on a dating site for former convicts, to ringing your doorbell every night at midnight.
* TheCameo: In VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} he continues to run his Sunday afternoon TV sales program.
* DrivenByEnvy: He got his start based on envy of those who were richer than he was as a child, meaning basically everyone he knew. During the later parts of the social link he slowly comes to realize that since he's long since surpassed such people the act of simply making money for its own sake has started to become unsatisfying.
* EarWorm: InUniverse example: The TV Tanaka theme. It's even described as "obnoxiously catchy" in-game.
* {{Jerkass}} [[CharacterDevelopment >>]] JerkWithAHeartOfGold. The heart of gold part is slightly more emphasized in the female route, where he is more open about the fact that the protagonist is probably better off without his assistance.
* InformedAttribute: Maya says he "talks like a woman", but this doesn't really come across much in the English dialogue, and his lines are never voiced. He does have a pretty high-pitched voice during [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8qq7lJLUrA his cameo in Persona 4 The Animation]] though.
* MyCard: How he introduces himself to you in the first social link. At which point he becomes horrified that you know who he is after he's taken your 40,000 yen.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Tanaka, his "Jika Net Tanaka" infomercial theme song, and in fact his shows are all references to a real-life famous telemarketer in Japan, called [[http://www.bulldog-karte.com/wplsii/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/writing-item-description001.png Japanet Takata]], sort of a Japanese version of Creator/BillyMays. A definite case of a reference that went over non-Japanese player due to how obscure it is, but nearly everyone in Japan recognizes Takata and his style of telemarketing speech.
* SelfMadeMan: He talks about how poor he was in his youth a fair amount.
* YouLoseAtZeroTrust: Averted. Unlike most other Social Links, his ''cannot'' break or reverse, and every meeting with him is a guaranteed rank up.

!!Mutatsu
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MasaharuSatoun (Drama [=CDs=])

Found sitting by himself, drinking and smoking, at Club Escapade, Mutatsu is a rough, rude Buddhist monk. He represents the Tower arcana in his S. Link, and pursuing it reveals that he comes to the club often to get drunk, due to his wife and son leaving him because of his [[MarriedToTheJob obsession with his work.]] For a while, he dispenses some rather depressing advice to the MC, and starts treating him/her as his own son/daughter. Eventually, he decides to hire a private detective to track down his wife and son, deciding he wants to apologize and ask them to take him back.

Mutatsu is one of the easiest S. Links to max out as the male MC, as he's one of the only two ones available at night.

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* FaceOfAThug: He's described in his S. Link info as looking like a yakuza. And it shows.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* ReplacementGoldfish: He treats the MC as if he/she was his own son/daughter for a while, until he decides he wants the real thing back.
* ScareEmStraight: At one point when the MC visits Mutatsu, he is so drunk that he mistakenly believes the MC (who he had been treating like a son/daughter up to this point) is his ''actual'' child. When he's later sober, Mutatsu is so embarrassed by this that he starts cleaning himself up then and there.

!!Mamoru Hayase
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The top athlete of his school, with potential for even competing on a professional level, Mamoru befriends the MC after soundly beating him in the summer tournament, after which the two of them establish a friendly rivalry. He represents the Star arcana in his S. Link. Pursuing his S. Link reveals that he's trying to get into college on a scholarship and be a professional athlete, but he has to work to support his siblings with his mother after his father died in a car accident. After a while, his mother collapses from exhaustion, and the responsibility falls solely on him, to the point where he even has to give up both his sport and college. After the MC helps him through it, he eventually decides to give up for the time being and go to work at the factory his father worked at.

In [=P3P=], Mamoru loses his S. Link status to Akihiko and disappears from the story entirely if the player chooses the female MC.

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* BrokenAce: He's better than everyone else in the game at whatever sport he's participating in, but he's burdened by the fact that he has to support his family and may not be admitted to college or keep participating in his sport for financial reasons.
* LonelyAtTheTop: Mamoru isn't close to fellow teammates, saying he's the only one who takes the club seriously and that there's nothing driving the club to stay together. As the link progresses, this is subverted with the entire team rallying to help Mamoru.
* NiceGuy: He congratulates the Protagonist for how well he did in the athletics tournament and is a nice guy who cares about his family and gives up his dreams to support them.
* PutOnABus: At the end of his S. Link he moves away to get a job.
** TheBusCameBack: During the game's epilogue, you'll receive a letter from him if you've finished the link, with the implication of CommutingOnABus being the next step. [[spoiler:Since you're already on borrowed time when you see this message, not so much.]]
* TheRival: He sees you as one, though whether or not the protagonist views him as such is unclear and up to the player. You first meet him at the summer athletic event, which may be your last involvement in athletics if you've completed the Chariot Arcana social link.
* TragicKeepsake: He carries the key to the car his father was driving when he died. He hands it to you as a sign of his moving on from his past when you finish the Social Link.

!!Akinari Kamiki
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HiroshiKamiya (Drama [=CDs=])

A frail young man who represents the Sun arcana, Akinari likes to spend his Sunday afternoons sitting by the playground at Naganaki Shrine. He was born with a terminal illness and doesn't have much longer to live. At first bitter about his fate and reluctant to talk to people, he gradually opens up to the main character and develops not only a powerful friendship, but the inspiration to write a children's book as his parting message to the world: a tragic but ultimately hopeful story about the friendship between an outcast pink alligator and a bird who can't fly.

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* TheCameo: In Kanji's S. Link for ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', there's mention of a children's book with a pink alligator character. In ''[[PolishedPort Golden]]'', Nanako reads the story during Adachi's S. Link.
* DisappearsIntoLight: How his last meeting with the MC ends.
* DownerEnding: How he originally plans to end the story he's writing. Meeting with you leads him to turn it into a BittersweetEnding.
* IllBoy: He has a terminal congenital condition. His Social Link is actually described as "The Dying Young Man".
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: It only gets worse with each conversation.
* NotTooDeadToSaveTheDay: It's possible that [[spoiler:when you meet Akinari for the last time and he gives you his book, he's already died off-screen]]. Maxing his S. Link also means that [[spoiler:he cheers you on along with your other maxed S. Links right before you take on Nyx.]] FES confirms it in his epilogue, when [[spoiler:you meet his mother. He died the day you maxed out his Social Link.]]
* TragicKeepsake: The children's book he leaves behind.
* YourDaysAreNumbered: From the day he was born, no less.
[[/folder]]

!Others
[[folder:Full Moon Shadows]]

The main bosses. They all appear during the Dark Hour [[CaptainObvious whenever there's a full moon]], either on their own or in pairs. According to Ikutski, eliminating all of them will cause Tartarus and the Dark Hour to disappear.
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* BattleThemeMusic: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBdlcNd0yXQ Master of Shadow]]
* [[MonsterOfTheWeek Boss of the Month]]
* DarkIsEvil
* DualBoss: Three times, they attack in pairs.
* HumanoidAbomination: A few of them have a vaguely humanoid appearance.
* MaskPower: Several of them wear masks.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Killed all 12 of them? Congratulations! Now the end is coming.]]
* PiecesOfGod: [[spoiler:They each hold fragments of Death. Killing them frees those fragments, allowing Death to return and Nyx to come to Earth.]]
* RuleOfSymbolism: Each of them have some sort of symbolic appearance. See below.
* TarotMotifs: They each represent the reversed meanings of their respective arcana.
* TheVoiceless: In contrast to the very vocal shadows from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', none of them ever speak.

!!The Magician
The first Shadow, appearing on April 9th. He's a crawling mass of arms, with multiple swords and a blue mask he carries around.
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* CutsceneBoss: Only appears in one, where he's torn apart by Thanatos.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Subverted. While he does manage to injure Akihiko, he isn't fought directly.
* TheUnfought: He's the only full moon shadow that doesn't get its own boss battle.


!!The High Priestess
The second Shadow, appearing on May 9th inside a monorail at Iwatodai Station. She's a large humanoid shadow whose body is split between white and black, with a pink butterfly mask, long waving hair, and the latters B and J tattooed on her breasts.
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* FlunkyBoss
* ICallHimMrHappy: A female variant. The B and J on the Priestess' breasts stand for Boaz and Jachin, two pillars in the temple of Solomon. However, the two are reversed here.
* OjouRinglets
* PrehensileHair: The Priestess' seems to be made of scrolls.
* {{SlouchOfVillainy}}/TooImportantToWalk: She doesn't feel like standing up.
* TimedMission: You have eight minutes to get through the train and beat her.


!!The Empress and the Emperor
The third and fourth shadows, and the first fought as a pair. They appear on June 8th inside Tartarus, where they attack Mitsuru and Yukari. The Empress is a bloated, vaguely female creature, while the Emperor is a stiff, ineffectual weakling.
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* BarrierChangeBoss: ''Paradigm Shift'', which allows them to change their elemental weaknesses and strengths. Initially, the Empress is weak to physical attacks while the Emperor is weak to magic.
* CreepilyLongArms: The Emperor's reach down to his tiny knees. His movements also seem very stiff and forced.
* CoolSword: The Emperor has one.
* FatBastard: They're both pretty big.
* OfCorsetsSexy: Averted. While the Empress does wear some sort of corset thing, it's ''far'' from appealing.
* NotSoDifferent: Upright, their arcanas are supposed to represent femininity and masculinity. As inversions, the shadows are essentially the same two entities.
* StaffOfAuthority: The Empress carries one.
* TinyHeadedBehemoth
* TopHeavyGuy: The Emperor has a massive torso and arms, with a disproportionately small waist and legs. The Empress has a huge body with miniscule limbs.


!!The Hierophant
The fifth shadow, appearing on July 7th in a love hotel on Shirakawa Boulevard, Iwatodai's infamous red-light district. He is an extremely obese man in a small throne, with a beige woman-like being stroking his face and two cross-shaped creatures on either side.
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* CreepyBlueEyes
* EvilLaugh: Before every attack, he and the beige woman laugh in synch.
* FatBastard
* OrcusOnHisThrone: All the Hierophant does is sit on a throne and laugh, having the beige woman and cross monsters fight for him.


!!The Lovers
The sixth shadow, as well as the second one fought in the Shirakawa love hotel. It's a pink gelatinous creature held together by a heart-shaped metallic frame, with a small head on top and two large gel-like wings. Inside its body are a rotating pair of Mars and Venus symbols.
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* BlobMonster: It's body is viscous and jellylike, to the point where long strands hang loose from the gaps in the frame.
* CharmPerson: Uses Marin Karin and other charm attacks.
* CombatTentacles: Which also form parts of its wings.
* MassHypnosis: It releases SEES's "desires" to try and distract them. The MC will find themselves in a hotel room with Yukari, Junpei, or Akihiko in the shower. It tries to convince them to give in, but the MC is able to overcome it. [[ButThouMust No matter what the player wants.]]
* PerpetualFrowner
* SpikesOfVillainy: The metal cage that holds it together is covered in spikes.


!!The Chariot and Justice
The seventh and eigth shadows, and the second fought as a pair. They appear on August 6th in a secret underground military base. They're first encountered as a single tank-like entity, but later seperate into the hull of a tank and a small flying creature with a large gun.
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* BackFromTheDead: They both need to be killed when seperate ''and'' at the same time. If not, one will use ''Samarecarm'' to bring the other back with full HP on its next turn.
* EverythingIsBetterWithSpinning: They both spin when using spells.
* MyNameIsQuestionMarks: When first encountered, and whenever they combine.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Justice is the smallest of the full moon shadows.
* TanksButNoTanks
* {{The Turret Master}}: Justice.


!!The Hermit
The ninth shadow, appearing on September 5th inside Club Escapade at Paulownia mall. The Hermit is a quadrapedal cyborg creature with a large mane, a skull-like head, six giant vacuum tubes on its back, and wires connecting its limbs to the mall's power supply.
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* AttackAttackAttack: All its capable of are either attacks, damaging status effects, or charges.
* ContinuityNod: During the class trip to Tatsumi Port Island in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', Rise mentions she was supposed to hold a secret concert at Club Escapade, but had to cancel because of a power outage.
* CyberCyclops
* NonMammalianHair: It has a strange floating mane, probably held up by static.
* ShockAndAwe: Uses Zio spells. Its ultimate attack, ''Giga Spark'', also has a chance to shock all enemies.
* WhatAnIdiot: Purposefully invoked. Since it lacks the knowledge of its upright counterpart, the Hermit doesn't make any effort to protect itself.


!!Fortune and Strength
The tenth and eleventh shadows, and the final pair. The appear on October 4th at the plaza of Iwatodai Station. Fortune is a golden mechanical lifeform, while Strength is a woman surrounded by flowers.
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Strength's entire arsenal is based around physical attacks, so bringing Tetrakarn (which protects the entire party in this game) would seem to be a great idea. True, Strength will have no choice but to target ''someone'' with an attack...but then they will target that one weakness in the attack wall, for the rest of the fight.
* MechanicalLifeform: Fortune appears to be a flat, metal sphinx-like creature.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Fortune's only attack for most of the fight is summoning a roulette wheel, which inflicts stat changes, status effects, or damage on either SEES or Strength and itself. Timing it correctly, with the right personas, can make them [[AntiClimaxBoss surprisingly easy to beat.]]
* NoSell: Strength cannot be knocked down by a critical hit.
* PetalPower: Strength is surrounded by floating petals.
* SomethingAboutARose: Strength sits atop a mass of multicolored roses and carries one its hand.


!!The Hanged Man
The twelfth and final shadow, appearing on November 3rd at the Moonlight Bridge. It's a large humanoid connected to a metallic structure suspended by two rings of rotating wings.
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* BodyHorror: Its head and neck are positioned upside-down, while its body hangs from a cross by long strands of flesh.
* DirtyCoward: Prefers to let {{Mooks}} do the fighting.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Appears to be the FinalBoss at first, until you [[WhamEpisode discover that the Dark Hour still exists the next night]].
* FlunkyBoss
* {{GiantFlyer}}
* WingedHumanoid: A weird example, as the wings aren't directly connected to its body. Instead, the s it's suspened from is connected to two giant rings covered in rotating wings.

[[/folder]]


[[folder:Strega]]
!!Takaya Sakaki, Jin Shirato, and Chidori Yoshino
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-->'''Takaya'''
->'''Arcana:''' Wheel of Fortune\\
'''Persona:''' [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Hypnos]]\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DerekStephenPrince (English), Creator/NobutoshiCanna (Japanese);\\
'''Live actor:''' Takeya Nishiyama
-->'''Jin'''
->'''Arcana:''' The Hermit\\
'''Persona:''' [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Moros]]\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/GrantGeorge (English), Creator/MasayaOnosaka (Japanese)\\
'''Live actor:''' Yuuichi Matsumoto
-->'''Chidori'''
->'''Arcana:''' The Hanged Man\\
'''Persona:''' [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Medea]]\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MonaMarshall (English), Creator/MiyukiSawashiro (Japanese)\\
'''Live actress:''' Haneyuri


A group of Persona-users opposing SEES who host an online assassination service. Consisting of Takaya Sakaki, a [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolver-wielding]] NietzscheWannabe, PsychoSupporter Jin Shirato, and DarkMagicalGirl Chidori Yoshino, the group must take life-shortening drugs in order to control their powers. While not the main antagonists, they do their part to cause the heroes all sorts of trouble, since they see their efforts to stop the Dark Hour as wasting their "gifts". Chidori later on becomes Junpei's [[StarCrossedLovers romantic interest]].

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* TheAntichrist: Takaya grows into this by the end of the game, leading a cult of followers awaiting the apocalypse. Obviously part of his EvilCounterpart nature to the [[MessianicArchetype messianic]] protagonist.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Chidori towards Junpei, as he was the only one who was interested with her on a romantic (and personal) level. She considers Junpei to be so important, that she gives her life away so he wouldn't die.
* BigBadEnsemble: With [[spoiler:Nyx and Ikutsuki]]. They are trying to prevent S.E.E.S. from stopping the Dark Hour. [[spoiler:The are also trying to herald the Fall.]]
* BlessedWithSuck: The group requires the same life-shortening drugs that Shinjiro takes. In fact, they're his dealers.
* DarkMagicalGirl: Chidori isn't afraid to die. She's afraid of being sad.
* DarkMessiah: Takaya fashions himself as one, becoming the cult leader trying to herald the end of the world. It further highlights him as the EvilCounterpart to the messianic Main Character.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Chidori, but only in FES. And it's a GuideDangIt to do it.]] Takaya and Jin too, after the Hanged Man Battle.
* DoomedByCanon: [[spoiler:Chidori's death is a plot point in "The Answer".]]
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler:Chidori, to Junpei.]]
* TheDragon: Jin
* ElegantGothicLolita: Chidori.
* EvilCounterpart: Strega towards SEES as a whole, but specifically, Takaya towards the Protagonist. His Persona, Hypnos, is even the twin brother of Thanatos, the protagonist's second Persona. The protagonist is a MessianicArchetype whereas Takaya is TheAntichrist.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Takaya is incapable of seeing the point in anything that isn't for ones own self-indulgence. [[spoiler: He mocks Chidori's death for being "meaningless" simply because he doesn't understand her love for Junpei. Nor does he understand why Shinjiro and Chidori would sacrifice themselves at all, since they don't gain anything out of doing so.]]
* FlawedPrototype: Revealed in the very end of the game to have been guinea pigs for the Kirijo Group and had their Personas forced onto them, and said Personas are slowly killing them.
* FusionDance: [[spoiler:Chidori's Persona fuses with Junpei's to create Trismegistus, his ultimate Persona, after her death.]]
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Chidori has a nasty habit of cutting herself; fortunately, she has a HealingFactor.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Near the end, Jin pulls a grenade as he's surrounded by Shadows. The camera cuts away before any results can be seen.
* GothGirlsKnowMagic: Chidori is dressed in ElegantGothicLolita, is lonely and icy, and has PsychicPowers along with Persona summoning.
* HannibalLecture: Takaya gives this to SEES when he and Jin confront them on the bridge. The Protagonist's response is a [[ShutUpHannibal Shut Up.]]
* HiddenDepths: Surprisingly enough for Jin, thanks to the official novel ''Shadow Cry''.
* HighHeelFaceTurn: Chidori, [[spoiler:though [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor she switches back and forth once more]] before dying.]]
* LackOfEmpathy: Takaya has zero empathy for anyone and cruelly uses them for his own ends. Jin is a somewhat example as well, but not to the same degree as Takaya [[spoiler: as he risks his own life to protect Takaya]], even though it would be clear that Takaya would not return the favor.
* LargeHam: Takaya's voice pretty much dominates any scene he appears in.
* LaughingMad: Takaya lets out some amazing maniacal laughter in his final showdown against SEES.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Unavoidable Battle", a drum-heavy, hard rock song that plays for each battle against them.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Takaya seems to think that their Personas will disappear if the Dark Hour ends. Because Strega's Personas are artificially implanted, and not a part of their psyches the way SEES' are, this could be the case, but he isn't aware that all Personas aren't like that.
* LooksLikeJesus: Takaya, with [[FanNickname nicknames]] like Revolver Jesus and Hippie Jesus.
* {{Loners Are Freaks}}: technically all three of them are this, but this is especially apparent with Chidori, at least until she meets Junpei.
* PinPullingTeeth: Jin does every time he throws his grenades.
* PowerIncontinence: They cannot control their personas properly and need to take a special suppressant to keep them safe to use. Notably Chidori's appears during the daytime in one scene, and then tries to choke her to death.
* PsychicPowers: Chidori, being able to psychically overpower Fuuka without much trouble. She seems to be the only Strega member with these powers.
* PsychoSupporter: Jin.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Chidori.]]
* SensorCharacter: Chidori's sensory powers and telepathy are repeatedly shown to overpower Fuuka's.
* ASinisterClue: Jin is left-handed, and Moros' only remaining hand is his left.
* TheSociopath: Takaya has all the signs of it. He's manipulative, lacks empathy and willing to kill just for a few kicks.
* StrawNihilist: Takaya fashions himself an {{Ubermensch}}, with the Main Character acting as his Last Man (or Woman in the case of the PSP release), but the inverse is actually closer.
* TakingYouWithMe:
** Upon being defeated near the top of Tartarus, a wounded Jin stays behind to blow up the Shadows climbing up from lower floors.
** Takaya's philosophy in a practical sense. His time is limited/up, he knows it, and he wants to take out as many he can with him.
* {{Tsundere}}: Chidori; more apparent in the audio dramas, where she gets significantly more focus.
* TheUnreveal: We never learn what exactly is in Jin's briefcase and why he always carries it.
* TheUsualAdversaries: For SEES, showing up numerous times throughout the storyline to oppose them.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: It would be a waste of your "gifts" to get Takaya into a shirt.
* WeaponOfChoice:
** [[RevolversAreJustBetter Revolver]]: Takaya. Not just any revolver either, but a [[HandCannon Smith and Wesson Model .500]]. [[TarotMotifs Naturally, since his arcana is the Wheel of Fortune]].
** [[ThrowDownTheBomblet Grenades]] and a [[ImprobableWeaponUser Suitcase]]: Jin
** [[AnAxeToGrind An Axe]] [[EpicFlail on a Chain]]: Chidori
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:Takaya's final fate is never shown. But given that he was at the top of Tartarus before it collapsed, its likely that he died. It's assumed that if he didn't die at Tartarus, he's probably dead by the time of ''Persona 4'']].
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: A trio of this, all of them being [[spoiler:artificially [[BlessedWithSuck implanted with the powers of Persona by the Kirijo Group and forced to take drugs that shorten their lifespan in order to control their powers]].]] The leader, Takaya, later [[spoiler:embraces [[EldritchAbomination Nyx]] coming to destroy life, proclaiming that his fight against [=SEES=] is him fighting for his way of life.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nyx]]
->'''True Arcana:''' Death

The final boss and main antagonist of the main game, she shares the name of the primordial Greek Goddess of the Night, and the mother of Hypnos, Thanatos, and Moros. She takes on several forms in the game.

* BadassBaritone / VoiceOfTheLegion: It's [[spoiler: Ryoji]]'s voice with an electronic filter that makes it much deeper.
* BarrierChangeBoss[=/=]MarathonBoss: Nyx Avatar has ''fourteen'' life bars, each representing a particular arcana and changing attack styles and immunities to suit.
* BattleThemeMusic: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR8HcBxaQsk The Battle For Everyone's Souls]], a composition involving a lot of guitar and piano along with choir voices. It noticeably incorporates part of the Velvet Room's theme, Aria of the Soul, and is later used as Elizabeth's battle theme in ''Arena''.
* {{BFS}}: She stands several yards away and still manages to nearly stab someone in the face with it while at rest.
* BossBanter: Each Arcana change is accompanied by an appropriate quote referencing what the tarot stands for.
* CoolMask: Nyx Avatar bears the only Death mask in the entire game. It resembles a comedy mask, which is ironic, as comedy in its roots was the term for a play with a "happy" ending.
* CreepyChild: [[spoiler:As Pharos.]]
* GenderBender: [[spoiler: Nyx is referred to as "the Mother," but Pharos, and Ryoji in both his human and Shadow forms, are male despite being aspects of Nyx. Nyx Avatar appears somewhere between male and female, resembling Ryoji but with a more feminine and much less human appearance.]]
* NonMaliciousMonster: [[spoiler:Nyx itself is just primordial night and death, nothing more nothing less. The evil that actually calls it against humanity is Erebus, which was formed by humans losing the meanings to their lives.]]
* PatrickStewartSpeech: Subverted. Her tarot quotes highlight many great things about life and humanity, but Nyx sums it up by saying none of it matters, since everyone and everything is fated to die.
* ThatsNoMoon: [[spoiler:Nyx's true form, which possesses the power to deliver mental and physical death, is hidden within the "moon" that appears during the Dark Hour.]]
* TroubledButCute: [[spoiler:As Ryoji.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler: Ryoji exists for all of a month before transitioning into Nyx.]]
* WingedHumanoid: Four of them, giving her a distinct 'Angel of Death' look.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Metis]]
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->'''Arcana:''' The Hierophant\\
'''Persona:''' [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Psyche]]\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/StephanieSheh (English), Creator/ChiwaSaito (Japanese)

Metis's appearance heralds the beginning of SEES's next adventure in "The Answer", when she emerges from the Abyss of Time that's appeared beneath the dorm and immediately launches an attack on every human present, announcing that she has to kill them to protect her "sister" Aigis. Aigis rushes to their aid and, in the battle that follows, loses her Orgia mode while gaining the main character's persona Orpheus, as well as his "wild card" ability. The subdued Metis later explains that she'd only tried to kill the rest of SEES because she saw them as a hindrance to protecting Aigis, and agrees to cooperate with them after they threaten to leave her in the Abyss of Time, revealing her intense fear of being alone and abandoned. She seems to have amnesia: while she knows that Aigis is her sister and she's familiar with the Abyss of Time, she can't explain how she knows any of it or where she actually came from.

Metis uses axes and other blunt weapons in battle, and her Persona is the [[MagicKnight balanced]] Psyche of the Hierophant Arcana. She also has her own version of Orgia Mode, which is superior to Aigis' now-defunct version on several counts: in addition to a stronger power boost and a longer running time, Metis can use skills and magic at no cost.

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* AnimalMotifs: Red swallowtail butterflies. She has a mostly black color scheme like the body of one with red accents that stylistically resemble wings, and her persona Psyche has one for a head. A wreath of them be seen when she activates her Orgia Mode for the first time.
* AnatomyOfTheSoul: [[spoiler:Metis is the embodiment of Aigis's rejected emotions.]]
* BadassAdorable: At first, she was an unknown enemy, but later she was shown as an beautiful robot like Aigis and can kick ass like her.
* DarkMagicalGirl: Fits personality-wise, since magic is ubiquitous.
* DropTheHammer: That thin, strange staff of hers is bludgeon weapon. She also can equip anything with Strike-type of damage, including [[AnAxeToGrind axes]].
* {{Deuteragonist}}: In The Answer.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Extremely so, with dark hair and white skin. While seemingly a way to contrast from her more human-like sister, [[spoiler:in the Drama [=CDs=], Metis's appearance is revealed to be based off a hospitalized girl Aigis had met in the past.]]
* JackOfAllTrades: She has no resistances or weaknesses, along with physical, ice, and wind skills.
* LightningBruiser: Turns into one when she enters her Neo Orgia mode. She terminate pretty much anything barring bosses with extreme prejudice.
* [[MrExposition Miss Exposition]]
%%* RedEyesTakeWarning
%%* RidiculouslyHumanRobot
* ShadowArchetype: Both she and Aigis are {{Ridiculously Human Robot}}s, calculating and even hostile to those they perceive a threat, have attachment issues, and are overprotective to those precious to them. On the other hand, she's black and red to Aigis' white and blue, more child-like and outspoken of what she thinks, and just overall more emotional. [[spoiler:It later turns out that Metis is, in all but name, Shadow Aigis.]]
* SugarAndIceGirl: While cold and calculating, she can't bear to be alone. [[spoiler:Figures, as she is Aigis's emotional side personified, loneliness and cynicism included.]]
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: As a result of battling against her when they first met, the rest of the party doesn't fully trust her -- at best, they see her as more concerned about Aigis than the others.
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[[folder:Erebus]]

The FinalBoss of ''The Answer'' and the Greek primordial god of Darkness.

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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: [[spoiler:Of Humanity's desire for death]].
* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: [[spoiler:No matter how many times it is defeated, it will never truly die so long as even a single human has an innate desire for death.]]
* BattleThemeMusic: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APF5FPDQi04 Darkness]], a theme that starts off ominously, but turns upbeat and catchy soon after.
* CastingAShadow: It can use every element in combat, but Darkness is its preferred power.
* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler:Takes on the appearance of two monstrous upper bodies fused together at the waist. Backwards.]]
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: [[spoiler:Justified. Since it's made as part of Humanity's collective suffering, it doesn't know of anything besides destruction.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: For The Journey, as it is [[spoiler: revealed in the Answer to be the true reason for the Fall.]] It's not actually fought until The Answer.
* ImplacableMan: [[spoiler:It can be beaten into submission, but can't be killed unless Humanity fully comes to terms with life.]]
* MadeOfEvil: See above.
* MultipleHeadcase: Erebus is made of two torsos stuck together at the waist. One head has heads protruding forward, the other has heads projecting backward.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: One of two visible facial features.
* SlasherSmile: Constantly. It's its only distinguishable facial feature aside from glowing red eyes.
* WalkingSpoiler: It's impossible to talk about without spoiling [[spoiler:the Fall, that fact that Nyx isn't evil, and that the protagonist died at the end of the main game]].
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!The Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad (S.E.E.S.)

[[folder:In General]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:S.E.E.S.[[labelnote:*]]Clockwise from the bottom: Koromaru, Ken Amada, Female Protagonist, Aigis, Fuuka Yamagishi, Male Protagonist, Junpei Iori, Shingiro Aragaki, Mitsuru Kijiro, Akihiko Sanada, and Yukari Takeba; not pictured: Shuji Ikutsuki]] [[/labelnote]]

[[index]]
* BadassCrew: Badass enough to take over anything rotten that comes in their way.
Characters/Persona3SEES
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: SEES is composed of a NewTransferStudent, a SpiritedYoungLady, the ClassClown, a BoxingBattler, the StudentCouncilPresident, a ShrinkingViolet, a TagAlongKid, a BruiserWithASoftCenter, a RobotGirl, and [[TeamPet a dog]].


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[[folder:The Protagonists]]

!!Tropes As Applied to Both Protagonists
Characters/Persona3SocialLinksAndNPCs
* TheAce: Both are capable of summoning multiple Personas, is seen as TheReliableOne by all of their teammates, is the best player on whichever sports team they decides to join, and is a ChickMagnet[=/=]DudeMagnet. Junpei [[GreenEyedMonster acknowledges this]] as well.
* AllLovingHero: Dialogue and actions rarely give the chance to be angry, although you can be pretty rude (and, yes, [[YouLoseAtZeroTrust you will be called out for it]]). Social Links indicate that the MC is a very understanding person. The diversity of their social links, from an elderly couple, classmates, a CorruptCorporateExecutive, a DirtyOldMonk, as well as the strangest members of SEES (a dog and a robot) show that they have the capacity to care for pretty much anyone.
* AsleepForDays: The main character's awakening to their Persona ability puts him/her out for a week.
* AsleepInClass: In the game, they have the option to sleep in class. Doing this cures their Tired/Cold status and can change it to Great.
* {{Badass}}: Easily the best fighter in the group as well as the most flexible. To the point where it's lampshaded by their courage title becoming {{Badass}} when maxed out.
** BadassAdorable: They both are certainly good-looking.
** SubmissiveBadass: They might be the team leader, but they're always taking directives from someone like Mitsuru. However, they're the team leader because they're level headed and the best fighter in the group. In short, they're the best tactician of the group, while Mitsuru is responsible for SEES' long-term strategy. [[spoiler:Until New Years Eve, at any rate.]]
* BarrierMaiden: [[spoiler:They possesses the ego fragment of the Nyx Avatar while all of its powers are split.]]
** [[spoiler:Not to mention becoming the Great Seal to prevent Erebus from contacting Nyx.]]
* BattleCouple: When romancing any members of the party.
* BigEater: Both are depicted as heavy eaters. Most of their Social Links often take place in restaurants or eateries.
** The male protagonist can keep up with the Gourmet King and Mamoru in eating. Only Elizabeth outdoes him, during their date, but she does so in a way that indicates he managed to keep up through seven straight meals. In ''PQ'', he's noted for eating several plates of yakisoba.
** The female protagonist is noted by others to have quite the appetite. Junpei's impressed on how much she can fit so much food in her body during his Social Link. In the Drama CD, she orders a lot of food, with Yukari remarking how it's too large an order for her.
* BigSleep: At the end of the epilogue, [[spoiler:he/she dies as he/she goes to sleep.]]
* BiTheWay: Downplayed compared to their [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} successor]], but they have moments.
** For the male protagonist, in Persona Q's second dungeon, he has the option to choose "It doesn't matter at all" regarding his destined partner's sex. Through this, he also can optionally blush during his wedding event with Shinjiro saying "My heart's pounding."
** For the female protagonist, in addition to the guys she dates, she can also romance Aigis or Elizabeth.
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:He/She sacrifices all of their life energy to create a seal for Nyx. He/She manages to hold out until graduation before dying on the roof.]]
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Thanks to the Social Links and searching for the Lost Ones in Tartarus, they more or less develop this. Some of Elizabeth/Theodore's requests also require things like feeding a stray cat or watering a drying-up flowerbed.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: No parents to get in the way of adventuring. [[spoiler:They apparently died during the disaster ten years ago.]]
* CosmicPlaything: [[spoiler:Their parents died when their was six, leaving them as an orphan. The embodiment of death is sealed inside their body, biding its time until it can return to full strength. They later gives their lives to become a BarrierMaiden to prevent the world's death wish from reaching Nyx.]]
* DefinitelyJustACold: [[spoiler:During the epilogue, the gameplay notes that the MC is quite tired, but doesn't mention it as being very serious. A few days later, he/she's dead.]]
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: In the Good Ending, [[spoiler:after the group fails to eliminate the Nyx Avatar, the protagonist travels to confront Nyx in person and manages to replace the seal on Nyx.]]
* EleventhHourSuperPower: [[spoiler:After the fight with the Nyx Avatar, they eventually stand up and take the fight directly to Nyx, a fight where concentrated death is used on them every turn but doesn't do a thing. The fight finishes when they spend their soul to seal Nyx.]]
* ExtracurricularEnthusiast: A sports club, the student council, the fashion club, a culture club (MC only), committee work (FeMC only) and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers a club dedicated to fighting manifestations of the repressed human psyche.]]
* TheHero: Your best fighter, both for physical and magical attacks, as well as intellectually and socially capable.
* HeroicBSOD: In the game, they both seem to avoid this, but [[spoiler:the game text states this happens after Ryoji explains who he is and presents the choice to kill him.]]
-->'''Narration:''' [[spoiler:You cannot think clearly. How does a person choose the way he will die?]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:They use their soul to create a seal to stop Nyx.]]
* IAmWho: [[spoiler:Aigis sealed the Nyx Avatar inside them as a child.]]
* MessianicArchetype: Their ultimate Persona is actually called Messiah, and in the end they [[spoiler:sacrifice themselves at the end after leading the group forward.]]
* NewTransferStudent: Starts the year by transferring into the school without knowing anyone.
* ParentalAbandonment: Their parents died in an accident. [[spoiler:It was caused by the explosion at the Kirijo labs.]]
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: The color themes for the menus are blue for the male character and pink for the female.
* PlayingWithFire: Their initial Persona Orpheus starts with an Agi skill, made more powerful in the movie.
* PowerStrainBlackout: Collapses and is unconscious for several days after summoning his/her Persona for the first time.
* TheReliableOne: Along with being the LivingEmotionalCrutch for their Social Links, they're also made the field leader and becomes Mitsuru's assistant in the Student Body Council. On top of that, they also joins a few clubs, and can achieve top grades in their class. It's that kind of game.
* ResignedToTheCall: They didn't exactly move to Iwatodai expecting anything out of the ordinary, although it is implied that they are used to experiencing the Dark Hour. Some of the lines the player can choose at the beginning also express uncertainty about being a persona user and the field leader. As time goes on, they becomes used to fighting shadows, a development noted by Pharos.
* SchrodingersPlayerCharacter: In '''Portable'', the player has the option to play as either both, and neither one appears in the other route. This is even carried over to side materials; the FeMC's only CD Drama appearance has her as the leader, and the stage play has two versions with a male and female lead, coinciding with different performance dates.
* SecondYearProtagonist
* SilentProtagonist: Somewhat averted since they both shout to call their Personas, but ultimately averted for the male character if choosing the ''P4'' side.
* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler:With anyone they romance.]]
* SuperpowerLottery: They're the resident Wild Card. That alone would be enough, but they also have the unique ability to summon two personas at once for a fusion attack. (In ''Portable'', this is turned into expendable items to be used.) [[spoiler:They also gain access to the Universe arcana, representing understanding of the purpose of life and their ''own'' life in relation to all, which is what allows them to seal Nyx, especially notable for the fact that it is clearly distinguished from the World arcana which most of the other protagonists (including Persona 4's Yu Narukami) achieve and they is the first person seen attaining and using it. Igor even notes that he has never seen another power like that of the protagonist's.]]
* WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou: If they dies, it's Game Over. This is justified in that [[spoiler:their the seal for Death, who will bring about The Fall if unleashed]], but you don't learn this until shortly after it stops being true, at which point... absolutely nothing changes, and it's ''still'' Game Over if you die.
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[[folder:The Male Protagonist / Makoto Yuki]]

!!Male Protagonist / [[ComicBookAdaptation Minato Arisato]] / [[BigDamnMovie Makoto Yuki]] / [[ScreenToStageAdaptation Sakuya Shiomi]]
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[[caption-width-right:125:''[[{{SugarAndIcePersonality}} Whatever.]]'']]
->'''Arcana:''' The Fool, Death, Judgement, [[spoiler:The Universe]]\\
'''Persona:''' [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Orpheus, Thanatos]], [[MessianicArchetype Messiah]]\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YuriLowenthal (English), Creator/AkiraIshida (Japanese)\\
'''Live actor:''' Shouta Aoi

The local HeroicMime of ''3''. His parents died ten years prior to the events of the game and he has moved around a lot as a result. He has an affinity with the Fool Arcana and begins the game with the persona Orpheus. More impressively, he also possesses the rare Wild Card, which allows him to store multiple personas. He can also wield various weapons, but defaults to a one-handed sword. (In the PSP port, this is his only usable weapon type.) In general, he is very calm and responsible, in contrast to Junpei and numerous [=NPCs=] who behave like typical high school students. Although quiet, he has significant leadership skills and can think and plan in the midst of battle.

He is transferred into the Gekkoukan High School in his second year of high school. Upon arriving at his new dorm during the Dark Hour, he is asked by Pharos to sign a contract which states "I chooseth this fate of my own free will." Within days of moving into the dorm, he has his first encounter with the Shadows and awakens to his power. After being recruited into SEES, he's appointed as field leader by Mitsuru and Akihiko due to the ease with which he is able to summon his Persona, a position which eventually becomes permanent. He also visits the Velvet Room, and has periodic chats with Pharos, the mysterious young boy who initially presented him with the Velvet Room contract.

In the game's opening scenes, he's seen wearing headphones and listening to "Burn My Dread", the theme song of ''3''. [[spoiler:The same song plays again during his final battle with Nyx.]]

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* AdaptationalBadass: Not for him, but his initial Persona Orpheus was beefed up to make him more prominent in the movies. In the game, his weak level 1 status plus 2 major weaknesses (Zio and Mudo) made him only useful at the start of the story, with players quickly moving on to other Personas ASAP. In the movie, he's Makoto's main Persona and he even got to throw a few hits at the Magician Full-Moon Shadow before Thanatos came along to finish the job.
* AmbiguousDisorder: He's a bit of a CloudCuckoolander in Persona Q and the movies, to the point where Junpei, the wise guy to his straight man, says he's not normal. All things considered, it's likely he has some sort of depression.
** In the movies, it's heavily implied he has PTSD.
* BadassBiker: In Spring of Birth, he rides on Mitsuru's motorcycle to [[BigDamnHeroes save Fuuka from the Emperor and Empress Shadows.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He can chase off a group of thugs single handed without much problem and without the use of his Persona. In the audio dramas, the one time he ever expresses anger is when his friends are in danger.
* BigBrotherMentor: The Movie gives him this role towards Ken, thanks to Mitsuru making him Ken's bodyguard before he joined SEES thanks to having [[OrphansOrdeal similar backstories.]]
* BishieSparkle: Both him and Akihiko in the manga, when they're having their ping-pong match.
* {{Bishonen}}: He's remarked on looking handsome and androgynous by a few characters. Yuko also notices he has long eyelashes.
* BrokenAce: Comes close to this during the second movie. As the Wild Card, he's the most powerful member of the group, and thus the most reliable in battle. But as SEES gets closer to eliminating all the Full-Moon Shadows, Makoto realizes his time with them will end soon, as his reliability in battle is his main asset that allows him to remain close to SEES and gives him a purpose in life. [[spoiler:This comes to a head at the end, where his insecurity of losing both leads to his performance in battle decreasing, most notably the battle on October 4th.]]
* BrokenBird: How the movie characterizes him, emphasizing on how much the deaths of his parents left him traumatized.
** He gets somewhat better in the second film, but his fear of losing his new happiness indicates he's not fully healed.
* CanonName: He has no default name in the game, but the adaptions provide him with no less than three: The manga (and the early Japanese trailers for Persona Q) names him Minato Arisato, the movie series calls him Makoto Yuki, and the stage play refers to him as Sakuya Shiomi. Which one is considered "canon" is subject to heated fan debate (unlike ''Persona 4's'' Yu Narukami, whose name was canonized with further spin-offs) [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment and we'll leave it at that.]]
* TheCasanova: Can be played this way. The lack of a "friends only" option for the girls means if you want Orpheus Telos, obtainable by getting Rank 10 with every Social Link, you have to play him like this.
* CatchPhrase: "Doudemo ii," the meaning of which depends on the context. Generally, it can be translated as "Whatever" or "I don't care". It's one of the most common dialogue choices for the male protagonist. In the drama [=CDs=], it's usually used when he has no opinion on something.
** This gets lampshaded in Persona Q in one of the answer choices in the Group Date Cafe (on the P4 side, obviously). In fact, if you choose it, it locks him as your destined partner.
* CharacterDevelopment: Extremely subtle, but a lot of the dialogue choices at the end and middle portions of the game are drastically different from his earliest interactions, going from cold and a bit of a {{Jerkass}} to compassionate and open.
** Ditto for the movies, as he goes from being almost completely emotionally dead to expressive and contemplative.
* CharacterTic: As can be seen in his image above, he keeps his hands in his pockets a lot. Not only is he usually seen walking this in cutscenes, he'll even do it in gameplay if he's [[IdleAnimation left alone for a few seconds]]. When finishing up a fight, he's usually scene slipping his free hand into his pocket after flourishing his weapon.
* ChickMagnet: Every girl he meets seems to fall for him. By the end of the year, it's possible for Fuuka, Mitsuru, Yukari, Chihiro, Yuko, Elizabeth, and even the likes of Maiko, Ms. Toriumi, and Aigis to fall for him.
** ''Persona 3 Portable'' actually makes this into a running gag, with his looks actually charming girls during the infamous Operation Babe Hunt.
* CloudCuckooLander: More noticeable in Persona Q. One example is when he drinks from a tea set found by the party, which they suspected was dangerous. His excuse? He thought he was at Chagell.
** Some examples from the movies include him attempting to stop a train using a video game as reference, and when he's at Yakushima he tries imitating a crab walking sideways.
* TheComicallySerious: Leans towards this in Persona Q.
-->'''Yukari:''' Uh, I don't think he's joking. He's usually serious...
* DeadpanSnarker: In the movie tetralogy. Heavy on the [[StepfordSnarker snark side.]] His dialogue choices in the game and in ''PQ'' also lean towards this.
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice King]]: As the game progresses, his dialogue options start becoming kinder.
** He's noticeably less distant and more open in the second movie than the first.
** He regresses for a while in the third movie, but recovers and becomes even more open after he befriends Ryoji. He even starts to smile more!
* DependingOnTheWriter: His personality when properly characterized varies heavily from source to source. All that's really consistent is that he's quiet and somewhat disinterested, implied to not really fear death, and genuinely cares about his friends even if he doesn't show it:
** In the original game, his personality is mostly a blank slate. The frequent "I don't care" dialogue options obviously suggest a sort of apathy, and many of his "rude" dialogue choices gradually disappear as the plot progresses.
** In ''Persona Q'', he comes off as somewhat eccentric with weird thought processes. He speaks with a bored, lethargic voice in the English dub.
** The manga shows Minato as constantly drowsy. He's very expressive in it compared to other sources, even though he's still quiet.
** Noriaki Akitaya, director of the ''P3'' movies, said that the basic characterization of Makoto in the movies came from fan reaction to his character. The films give him the most focused growth of any other source, showing him as emotionally-stunted and utterly ambivalent to whatever happens to him, and he's implied to have some sort of depression and/or PTSD. When his new friends in SEES gradually get him to open up more, this causes his apathy to disappear and a fear of death to begin growing, and he comes to be hesitant to defeat the Arcana Shadows to end the Dark Hour because he doesn't want to return to a lonely life when SEES' job is over.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Of the ''P4'' story in ''Persona Q'' being the the leader of the ''P3'' cast.
* DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu: Can optionally date Elizabeth, who requests he show her around Port Island. The places she requests to visit start to become more personal, a development she notes herself, as she falls in love with him. Her final date has her visit his room, followed by an implied sex scene.
* EmoTeen: While his personality is mostly shaped by the player, his dialogue options in the game come off as being low-energy and sullen. His catchphrase is even "whatever." This interpretation is used in the movie, although he grows out of it near the end of ''Spring of Birth.'' The manga and ''Persona Q'' drop the "emo" half all together, making him more of an eccentric introvert. (Although some dramatic moments in the manga later on make it resurface.)
* [[EmotionlessGirl Emotionless Guy]]: The only time you'll ever really hear him raise his voice in Persona Q is if a shadow dodges his attack. Besides that, he usually speaks in a deadpan monotone.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:He dies on the school roof content and with a smile, looking merely tired.]]
* HarmfulToMinors: Witnessed his parents' deaths as a kid. The movies make this worse by his statement that he's been experiencing the Dark Hour for a long time as well.
* HatesBeingAlone: After becoming more fulfilled with his life thanks to SEES, the thought of going back to his lonely, empty existence scares Makoto. To the point he starts requesting Tartarus missions more than ever, despite his friends not seeing the point since the Dark Hour will disappear when they destroy all 12 Shadows. [[spoiler:It comes to a head by the end of the movie, where his hesitation causes him to struggle against the Fortune and Strength Shadows.]]
* HatesBeingTouched: Makoto in the first movie. This goes ignored by Junpei. By the second movie he [[CharacterDevelopment seems to not care anymore]].
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: He's quiet and rather reserved. Several people comment on the headphones he always wears as well. While somewhat aloof, he does join several school clubs and enjoy being around others.
* HeroicBSOD:
** The game's narration implies he undergoes this during the game's darkest hours, such as [[spoiler: after the death of Shinjiro]] and [[spoiler: learning about the upcoming apocalypse]].
** In the movies, he [[spoiler:slowly enters one during the final quarter of the second film, but it [[BreakTheCutie takes full effect]] [[ItsAllMyFault after Shinjiro dies.]]]]
* HeroesPreferSwords: When he awakens to his Persona, he's been given a one-handed sword, but he can equip any weapon aside guns and knives throughout the course of the game in the original Persona 3 and ''FES''. In ''Portable'', he can only equip one-handed swords.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Becomes this with Ryoji in the third film.
* InSeriesNickname: "Leader". In the drama [=CDs=], as he has no 'canon name', his friends in SEES take to referring to him as such. It eventually spreads to the protagonist's other friends, who note how well the nickname fits him.
* JapanesePronouns: Uses "Boku" in Persona Q, the manga, and the stage play. In the movies, he uses "Ore", though so far he has only used that when he was alone.
* {{Jerkass}}: Can be played this way, early game. Some of his options are downright ''cruel''.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Late-game, his previously awful options lean much towards this, implying at least a bit of CharacterDevelopment.
* MomentOfWeakness: In the second anime movie, [[spoiler:he didn't kill The Wheel of Fortune Shadow fast enough when he had a chance due to his conflicting feelings on ending the Dark Hour. Since the battle dragged on, the crew was too late to save Shinjiro]]. Makoto's face at the end, in addition to his issues with death being thrown in his face, makes it clear [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone he feels responsible]] as well.
* NiceGuy: In spite of his [[IceKing cold]][[BrokenBird ness]], he is this through and through.
* NoSocialSkills: Ironically, he starts out the movie series like this, not being able to empathize much with people and often appearing coldly dismissive to his surroundings. However, CharacterDevelopment allows him to show more and more of his HiddenHeartOfGold as the films go on, and by the second movie he's more talkative and sociable with people.
* NotSoStoic:
** Near the end of the game, a panicked Junpei is calling him out on harboring the upcoming apocalypse by letting Ryoji grow into Nyx's avatar, which our hero had no control over. One of the dialogue options is a simple "I'm scared too."
** The second [=P3P=] audio drama is a [[http://imaginary-numbers.dreamwidth.org/3584.html good example]] of him losing his cool. Don't ever endanger his Social Links.
** This occurs several times in the movie, particularly when his friends are in danger.
** ''Persona Q'' gives him several opportunities to blush in embarrassment, or react in a shocked manner.
* OrphansOrdeal: The movie emphasizes this more, since it's mentioned that he was shuffled around different relatives, contributing to his distant nature.
* PeekABangs: Even {{Lampshaded}} during the Tower Social Link.
* PintSizedPowerHouse: Outside of the eleven year old Ken, he's by far the scrawniest of the guys but is the only member of the team who can wield all types of weapons and as a wielder of the Wild Card is far more powerful of a Persona user.
* TheQuietOne: His justification for being a silent protagonist - dialogue options are fairly rare, and when they do show up, they're generally very laconic and to the point. During the movies, he only says about a single sentence every ten minutes. Lampshaded a few times. Averted in ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'', where he speaks just as much as everyone else.
* ReallyGetsAround: Five of his S. Links end with him 'spending a long time' in a bedroom with a girl. Six if you include Elizabeth, and while Aigis apparently lacks the bits necessary, she gets a scene full of DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything moments.
** Averted in the movies, where he doesn't seem to show any romantic interest with the girls except Aigis.
* RealMenWearPink: One of his dialogue choices in Yukari's social link is that he thinks pink is cute. It's also an option for him to join the Fashion Club and sew clothes with Bebe.
** He has a girly first name in the stage play and a unisex one in the movies.
* ReiAyanamiExpy: Particularly in the movies, he's like a male version of her, being a [[TheStoic Stoic]] [[EmotionlessGirl Emotionless Guy]] with [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]] and TheUnfettered member of their team who eventually warms up to them. He even gets a [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]] moment at the end of the first movie!
* RoboSexual: Somewhat implied if the player pursues Aigis' Social Link - while at no point is there any sort of kissing, hugging, or explicit displays or mentions of romantic affection, there's a ''lot'' of obviously intentional subtext, and the final scene of the Link is very much DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything. The anime movie adaptions seem to portray him and Aigis as the main couple.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: Barring [[TokenMiniMoe Ken]], he's the shortest of the male characters, but can also potentially be the smartest.
* SlasherSmile: He sports a rather scary one during his first Persona summoning. Thankfully a non-villainous example.
* {{Sleepyhead}}: In the manga, Minato tends towards sleepiness, though he can switch to HyperAwareness if it's really important, like debates and Tartarus battles. [[SeriousBusiness Or if he just wants to win that ping-pong match against Akihiko-senpai.]]
* SquishyWizard: [[DownplayedTrope Leans towards this]] in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ''. He has high magic and speed, but the worst affinities out of all characters, including a weakness to [[OneHitKill Mudo]], which is very common in late game. [[spoiler:Messiah does give him more resistances than most other characters, but he still has fewer of them than his successor does, and he doesn't lose that Mudo weakness either]]. Despite his short range you might want to put him in the back row.
* TheStoic: He tends to be quite quiet and inexpressive. When he is introduced to Yukari in the manga, he smiles and says 'Nice to meet you', and promptly thinks 'That was out of character for me!'
** Also made a key character trait in the movies. Makoto is emotionally detached from everything he's told to do, always giving a simple "Understood" whenever someone gives him orders. He appears to almost never act on his own will, which Yukari [[WhatTheHellHero eventually calls him out on]] before the Fuuka rescue mission.
*** Basically speaking, compared to Yu in the [[Anime/Persona4TheAnimation Persona 4 anime]], aside from a couple of [[DeadpanSnarker snarky remarks]], his stoic attitude is treated much more seriously thanks to his DarkAndTroubledPast. Even his CloudCuckooLander moments, while funny, are less zany than Yu's.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Other than his occasional lines when summoning Personas in ''3'' proper, he's only ever voiced in various adaptations - and even then, he's still fairly quiet. For English fans, ''Persona Q'' - released over seven years after ''3'' - is the first time he ever speaks properly.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Implied through dialogue in the game. In the movies, he starts off with a very icy personality that masks his sweeter side.
* TalkingToHimself: With Ryoji and Pharos. Averted in the games due to hiss SilentProtagonist nature, but played straight in the films. In the English dub of ''Q'', he plays this straight with Yosuke.
* TheUnfettered: Starts off this way in the movie series.
* {{Trigger}}: In the movies, seeing people in danger of dying, or being told they will die, triggers back memories of his parents' car accident. [[spoiler:It contributes to his HeroicBSOD after Shinjiro's death.]]
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: When he experiences the Dark Hour for the first time, he just shrugs and keeps walking. Taken UpToEleven in the movie tetralogy where it's revealed that he has known about the Dark Hour for ''ten years'' and hadn't reacted much to it.
* VocalEvolution: For the English dub, in the original games, in the few instances where the protagonist talked (basically any time he called out his Persona), it was done with Creator/YuriLowenthal's more typical voice that he uses for most roles. Come ''Q'', his delivery on most of his lines are a lot more deadpan and lethargic, partly to emphasize [[TheStoic his characterization]] and partly because [[TalkingToHimself the more upbeat Yosuke's in the same game.]]
* WarriorTherapist: Ends up being a mediator between Fuuka and Natsuki in the first movie.
* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: Smiles normally for the first time at the end of the first movie, surprising both Yukari and Junpei.
** He strikes again in the third movie when he genuinely laughs for the first time.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: His hair is dark blue.
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[[folder:The Female Protagonist]]

!!Female Protagonist / [[ScreenToStageAdaptation Kotone Shiomi]]
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[[caption-width-right:190:''[[MythologyGag Let's try to think positive.]]'']]
->'''Arcana:''' The Fool, Death, Judgement, [[spoiler:The Universe]]\\
'''Persona:''' [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Orpheus, Thanatos]], [[MessianicArchetype Messiah]]\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/LauraBailey (English), Creator/MarinaInoue (Japanese)\\
'''Live actor:''' Creator/KanaAsumi

''[[UpdatedRerelease Persona 3 Portable]]'' provides the option of playing as a female main character. She has the same history and storyline as the male protagonist, but is not a mere GenderFlip of him. Her appearance notably differs from his, and in general she tends towards being much more upbeat and energetic than the quiet and reclusive male protagonist. She has an alternate form of Orpheus and also has a number of different social links than the male protagonist, most notably losing many of the other links such as Star, Justice, or Magician in order to have links with the previously undeveloped male characters in the party.

Many of the tropes which apply to the male protagonist apply to the female as well, except as noted:

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* ActionGirl: As the protagonist, she is the most powerful member of SEES, just like in the male route.
* BladeOnAStick: She uses naginatas. One such naginata is a human-sized version of the [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/msgundam/ms-14a.htm MS-14 Gelgoog's]] double-ended beam naginata.
** NaginatasAreFeminine: The naginata weapon class is unique, separate from Ken's spear class.
* CanonName: In the live-action stage play she's named Kotone Shiomi. {{Fanon}} often dictates her name elsewhere as Minako Arisato, the female form of Minato.
* CoolBigSis: Evolves into one for Maiko and non-romantic Ken. Mitsuru can also be this to her if you finish her Social Link.
* ContinuityNod: A unique dialogue tree has this as one of the reactions [[spoiler:to Ikutsuki's betrayal]]. [[VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} Let's think positive.]]
* DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu: She has the choice to develop a personal relationship with Theodore by granting his requests to show him around various Port Island locations. He falls in love with her in the process, and the last such request may lead to the two of them having sex.
** [[spoiler:Ryoji is an avatar of Nyx, and falls in love with her. If his S. Link is pursued as a romance, the penultimate rank of it ends in an implied sex scene.]]
* DudeMagnet: By the end of the game, it's possible for Akihiko, Shinjiro, Ken, Ryoji, Hidetoshi, Bebe, and Theodore to all be in love with her — plus [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Maiko's father awkwardly asking her out]]. Her popularity is also noted by Junpei in passing during his S. Link.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Aigis's interactions with her are just as romantic as they are with the male protagonist, now with added {{Gayngst}}. Mitsuru also has a very intense relationship with her. If you pick Elizabeth, she shows a lot of romantic interest, about as much as she does with the male protagonist.
* {{Expy}}: She looks a bit like Yuzu from VideoGame/DevilSurvivor. Funny, since the main character of that game was an expy of the male protagonist in this one.
* FeminineWomenCanCook: Girls in Persona games have a tendency to be awful cooks, a tradition overturned by the [=FeMC=]. She's even good enough to rescue cookies from the clutches of the evil chef Fuuka.
* GenderFlip: Personally averted, but her version of Orpheus is.
* GenkiGirl: As compared to the male protagonist, her dialogue options tend to be much more energetic and upbeat. Characters will also note on occasion that she manages to stay cheerful [[spoiler:even during the end of the world]] or that an energetic flower like sunflowers suit her.
** After the [[spoiler:reveal of who Ryoji is and the coming of the Fall]], her dialogue options become more serious, indicating how the plot has affected her.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Yukari, they grow so close that Yukari puts off finding a boyfriend so that she can spend as much time with the Female Protagonist as possible, and if the player doesn't romance any of the male characters she will spend Christmas with Yukari (with Fuuka tagging along).
* HairDecorations: They're also symbolic, representing the alternate placement of TheFool Arcana (XXII).
* TheHeart: She's as much of a pillar as the male character, but compared to him, she shows some more incentive to take charge and act as a "boss" like [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} their successor]].
* InSeriesNickname: Same as the male protagonist, her comrades in SEES all refer to her as "Leader" in both the game and drama [=CDs=].
* LadyOfWar: She's quite graceful in battle.
* LetsGetDangerous: Seems to be noticeably more serious in battle when compared to her usual cheerful demeanor in dialogue.
* LighterAndSofter: Considering how her dialogue is noticeably more upbeat and cheerful than her male counterpart's. She even dresses in much brighter colors.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: For Shinjiro's S. Link, she takes the time to nudge him into interacting with the rest of S.E.E.S., something he would rarely do otherwise. It's not that he can't, but rather that he's a little shy, of all things.
* OutOfFocus: She doesn't get the same amount of attention or merchandise as her male counterpart, and unlike him she's exclusive to the PSP port of the game. She doesn't have much prominence in side materials either (out of the many drama [=CDs=], she appears in only ''one''). Thankfully, the stage play gives her a good deal of spotlight (including giving her a name), and it's helped that they take a number of cues from the movies.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Junpei. He's the only male SEES member to not have a romance option with her, despite knowing her the longest. There were scrapped plans for a Junpei romance, however.
* PluckyGirl: Even in the darkest stretches of the game, her dialogue options remain determinedly upbeat.
* {{Shotacon}}: In the original Japanese version, ten-year-old Ken is a potential love interest. This was toned down a bit in the English version due to ValuesDissonance, though even in the Japanese version she still tells him to wait until he's older before trying to be serious with her.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: All of her possible love interests are genuinely nice guys -- even Shinjiro.
* SupremeChef: And her speciality is [[SweetTooth sweets]]!
* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler:With Ryoji. Before he accepts his fate as part of Nyx, he tells her that he'd have given anything to be with her forever and gives her a ring so she'll always remember that he loved her.]]
* StepfordSmiler: In her Drama CD, when she starts losing patience with Kenji's obliviousness towards Rio's feelings.
-->'''Junpei:''' She's smiling, but her eyes are below freezing.
** Some of her character interactions, particularly with Akihiko, comment that she shoulders too much responsibility on her own.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Her willingness to fight with the rest of SEES, combined with her being chosen as the field leader, gets her pegged as a tomboy by both Junpei and Shinjiro in passing, while the "girly" part comes from her more feminine style of casual clothes and the [[SupremeChef fact that she's a great cook, particularly of sweets.]]
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[[folder:Yukari Takeba]]
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[[caption-width-right:190:''[[PluckyGirl That was easy!]]'']]
->'''Arcana:''' The Lovers\\
'''Persona:''' [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Io]], [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Isis]]\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MichelleRuff (English), Creator/MegumiToyoguchi (Japanese)\\
'''Live actress:''' Maho Tomita

Yukari is one of the most popular second-year girls at Gekkoukan High thanks to her cheery personality and good looks. However, she proves to have hidden insecurities and can be abrasive and confrontational. She is a member of the archery club and uses a bow and arrow in battle. Her Persona is Io of the Lovers Arcana, which focuses on wind and healing magic.

Yukari is the newest member of SEES prior to the protagonists's arrival. She reveals early on that her father, a scientist, died ten years ago under mysterious circumstances involving a project run by the Kirijo Group, and that she transferred to Gekkoukan and joined SEES in hopes of discovering the truth. Thus, due to Mitsuru's aloof attitude and Yukari's own suspicions, the pair tend to not get along very well. She has a rather [[VitriolicBestBuds vitriolic]] friendship with Junpei, who calls her Yuka-tan despite her clear annoyance. She is estranged from her mother, who coped by taking up relationships with various men and essential abandoning her in the process, much to Yukari's disappointment and disgust.

Yukari is the Lovers Social Link for both protagonists. The male protagonist requires a maximized Charm status as well as waiting until the Yakushima event has passed in order to begin the Yukari's Social Link, July 24th being the earliest time to initiate it. In contrast, Yukari opens up much more readily to the female protagonist, finding it easier to relate to a girl her own age, particularly in contrast to Mitsuru's aloofness.

In The Answer, [[spoiler:An emotionally broken Yukari is jealous and resentful of Aigis after the latter acquires the "wild card" ability and the former protagonist's Persona Orpheus. This is one of the causes of strife in the early part of the game, particularly when she insists on going back in time to save the main character.]]

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* AuthorAppeal: Its been stated by the games lead character designer, Shigenori Soejima in an interview that Yukari's character design is one of his favorites.
* {{Adorkable}}: Her Rank 9 Social Link were she's blushing and flustered says it all really.
* ActionGirl: She's athletic, a member of archery team and can carry a bow twice her size with no trouble, is a fan of sports and military movies and even invites the protagonist to join her in a hike to the mountains in her Social Link, in [[spoiler:the games spin-off Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. A star-struck Ken reveals to the team in the P3 ending that Yukari in her role as Feather Pink, performs her own action stunts. Her moves in the game also reflect this as she can do flips in mid-air, fire arrows at a rapid pace and melee the opponent and do it all in style.]]
* AngerBornOfWorry: Exhibits mild examples throughout the game.
** Yukari is left feeling displeased and worried when Fuuka's role as unceremoniously thrust upon her by the senior members of S.E.E.S. Eventually she ends up at ease after seeing Fuuka working hard in helping the team and striving to do the same.
** Displayed fully [[spoiler:when Yukari with the help of Fuuka starts digging for information about the origins of Tartarus, which points them to Tatsumi Port Island, Mitsuru confesses her grandfathers involvement in the creation of the Dark Hour and Tartarus and that the location of the lab were the shadows were kept is now Gekkoukan High. This makes Yukari assume that the rest of S.E.E.S was just their clean the Kirijo Groups mess and lashes out for not being told the truth sooner, Akihiko get's some of the brunt too when she accuses him of not telling the truth or just not caring at all [[ArmorPiercingQuestion "as long as he get's to fight."]] which makes him question resolve, either way; Yukari apologizes to Mitsuru admitting she might have gone overboard with the accusations.]]
** [[spoiler:Another mild case with her Rank 7 Social Link moment with the Female Protagonist were she protects Yukari from being run over by a car and gets injured. Yukari becomes extremely worried about the female protagonist getting hurt because of her. Revealing to her that she doesn't want to lose someone she cares about.]]
* AbusiveParents: Well a mentally abusive parent, abandoning her daughter in her time of need when she should have been her support will most definitely not win Mrs. Takeba any parenting awards. Her lack of care affected Yukari deeply, mos of her issues about trust and relationships stem from her.
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: [[spoiler:Gender-reversed when a grief-stricken Yukari decides in "The Answer" to go back in time and save the main character, even if it means triggering the Fall all over again.]]
* ArcherArchetype: Subverted for the most part see below trope (Spirited Young Lady), but still somewhat evident. Yukari is generally friendly and sociable, but can be moody and aloof when particularly agitated. She also has trust issues and tends to keep most of her personal problems to herself.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: Quite effective, too, as [[spoiler:Mitsuru]] can attest.
* TheAtoner: After finding out her father [[spoiler:was one of those responsible for the Dark Hour coming into existence]], she decides to live to atone for his actions. [[spoiler:mildly subverted as it's revealed he actually tried to prevent the Fall.]] Though finding out the truth strengthens Yukari's resolve to eliminate the Dark Hour once and for all. Yukari's ultimate Persona Isis holds many titles one being "The protector of the dead" [[FridgeBrilliance Yukari's desires could be then seen as her redeeming and protecting her fathers legacy.]]
** [[spoiler:''The Answer'' ends with her apologizing for her borderline LoveMakesYouCrazy behavior throughout.]]
* BadassAdorable: She's pretty cute and along with her bright and cheery disposition make her one of the most popular girls in Gekkoukan High, is in the school Archery team as a main member, and one of the most athletic of the team.
* BlowYouAway: She specializes in wind magic. [[FridgeBrilliance Notably it's the element the Lovers Arcana is associated with.]]
** WindIsGreen: Garu (Wind Magic) manifest as giant green tornadoes.
* BrokenStreak: Yukari is the only female party member that can cook. Understandable as cooking became a necessarily skill for her growing up due to her mothers neglect.
* BrokenBird: Quite a balanced example. While her awful childhood did do a number on the way Yukari feels about trust and relationships, shielding herself from getting to close with any of her peers. She's not a cynic, in fact she's a very sociable, optimistic and cheery person; unlike most characters that fall into this trope, Yukari craves normalcy and creating meaningful relationships, but the shame and guilt she feels about her past is what's stopping her from doing such things.
* BondBreaker: Mild examples in The Journey see above trope (Anger Born of Worry) before taken [[UpToEleven all the way]] in The Answer. [[spoiler:After the MC dies, Yukari grows adamant about reviving him by going back in time. This was so risky that it would've prevented the Big Bad from getting sealed, risking the entire world once again to another battle that the team wouldn't have won in any other way than if he hadn't died. Thankfully, it doesn't come to that, and Yukari gets better, but only after a fight with the rest of the team apart from Mitsuru]].
* CharacterDevelopment: Quite subtle at first and then before you know it her growth as a character is taken UpToEleven. The most realistically portrayed character within the game, the fact the tropes she falls into are balanced is key to this.
* CannotSpitItOut: Non-romantic example, this is something she struggles with, most evidenced in ''PQ'' when it's clear she wants to say something to Mitsuru about her distance with the younger members, but can't bring herself to. This unfortunate habit also leads to the above trope, since she [[spoiler:kept insisting about moving forward into the future until a way they could travel back in time was revealed.]]
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Are you stupid or something?" Almost always spoken towards Junpei's antics. In ''Persona Q'', because of the games extreme {{Flanderization}} when it comes to certain character traits this is spoken a whole lot more, particularly to Junpei and other male members.
* CharacterSelectForcing: The most prone to it. She's locked out of your party during the June Full Moon boss, and locked ''in'' during both the May and July Full Moon bosses, although during the former, she and Junpei are your only party members at that point for plot-related reasons. When you're playing as the male protagonist, because she's always in your party during the Love Hotel sequence, she's subsequently the only one he can see come out of the shower when [[AliensMadeThemDoIt the Arcana Lovers shadow hypnotizes them.]]
* ClingyJealousGirl: Shows hints of this during her Social Link with the male protagonist, but it really isn't an issue until the Answer [[spoiler:in which she's visibly resentful and jealous of Aigis for being there during his final moments and inheriting his power.]]
* {{Determinator}}: One of Yukari's biggest traits, her past experiences and heartache she endures in "The Journey" and "The Answer" doesn't eliminate this trait but actually strengthens it.
* DudeMagnet: She's really popular with the guys so much that the protagonist walking together with her on their first day caused such a stir in the school. It's mentioned by Fuuka that most of the second year guys formed a broken hearts club in the Persona 3 Drama CD ''A Certain Day of Summer'' after seeing Yukari and the protagonist together much to Yukari's discomfort.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Notably, her skirt is actually ''shorter'' than the one on the normal Gekkoukan uniform.
* DeadpanSnarker: She can snark quite well, toward Junpei in particular.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Her father died when she was six, while she doesn't get along well with her mother (and her mother's stream of new and shallow boyfriends). When the public blamed and focused their backlash on her father for the accident ten years prior to the start of the game, she was forced to move several times to escape harassment. Early in the game, she tells the protagonists that she believes her father is innocent and wants to find the truth. [[spoiler:It triggers her heroic breakdown when Ikutsuki plays a fabricated tape in which her father takes responsibility for the creation of the Dark Hour.]]
* FireForgedFriends: She helps pull [[spoiler:Mitsuru out of arguably her lowest moment in life, and becomes practically a sister figure to her as a result.]]
* FriendToAllChildren: She's actually really good with kids, as you'll find out if you progress through her Social Link.[[spoiler:This is also one of the primary reasons Yukari became Feather Pink in the first place, to teach children important life lessons and give hope to them everyday.]][[FridgeBrilliance She shares this trait with her ultimate Persona Isis.]]
* FirstGirlWins: Due to the events of [[spoiler: ''The Answer'' Yukari and the protagonist having a relationship is cannon.]]
* FeminineWomenCanCook: Yukari reveals to the male protagonist in her Rank 7 Social Link that she's not just a decent cook, she's a pretty good one, in ''Persona Q'' she retains this trait, being a competent chef amongst a bunch of [[LethalChef lethal ones]].
* {{Flanderization}}: Cops the worst of it in ''Persona Q'' along with Junpei, Akihiko and Chie. Making her mild case of {{Tsundere}} in the original game more of a prominent trait, though her SpiritedYoungLady side still shines through and at the very least her depth as a character was not lost, but actually highlighted.
* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak: Although Yukari is generally portrayed with pretty feminine traits ( loves the color pink, flowers, fashion, is a skilled cook, enjoys eating sweet desserts and is deathly afraid of ghost stories) she is also describe as being fairly athletic, enjoys sports and military themed films as well as mountain hiking, and she is most definitely not intimated by street thugs, casual referring to them as ''scum''.
* GirlyBruiser: She has traditionally feminine hobbies, is also very well-versed when it comes to fashion and yet still kicks ass.
* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: Yukari's weapon of choice is the bow and arrow so she along with Aigis who uses guns fall into this trope.
* GoGetterGirl: Balances her duties with the Archery Club and with her duties in S.E.E.S very well. The trope is displayed in full [[spoiler:in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax three years later, were Yukari not only juggles her time as a college student, but also as a fashion model and television actress, not to mention she still helps Mitsuru albeit in a part-time basis as a member of ''The Shadow Operatives''.]]
* GirlsAreReallyScaredOfHorrorMovies: She has extreme phasmophobia and she is not a fan of "Junpei's Believe it or Don't", she is intent on dispersing the ghost girl rumours that plague the school when [[spoiler:Fuuka goes missing]] piecing together the crucial clues needed to find her.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: [[spoiler:After Mitsuru's father dies, she falls into a deep depression and Yukari is the one that finally snaps her out of it. Mitsuru feels the need to repay the debt in The Answer.]]
* HeroicResolve: [[spoiler:Finding out the truth about her fathers sacrifice strengthened Yukari's resolve to eliminate the ''Dark Hour'' to the point that she outright condemns Ryoji's damned if do, damned if you don't ultimatum while the rest of the team ponder their own decisions on the matter.]]
* HelloNurse: It's mentioned early in the game that Yukari has a lot of admires amongst her male classmates. During the [[BeachEpisode Yakushima Trip]] the main character, Junpei and Akihiko blush over her in a swimsuit, even without the player input.
* HeroicBSOD: Played for DramaticIrony. [[spoiler:When she finds the doctored tape revealing her father's involvement with the Dark Hour, to say she's distraught over it is an understatement. The Protagonist brings her out of her slump with some encouragement, and when she discovers the ''true'' contents of the tape her father had recorded, she gets her Ultimate Persona]]. Sadly, [[spoiler:she ends up with feelings for the Protagonist after Yakushima, only for ''him'' to die at the end of the game. Throughout The Answer, she's in a more shielded version of this trope - being abrasive and even outright caustic so as to mask what she's feeling - but once she finds an opportunity to save the Protagonist, she ''guns for it''. Only after being defeated by Aigis does she fully break down and unload all the weight she's been carrying.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Develops such a bond with [[spoiler:Mitsuru after the latter's father dies and Yukari breaks her out of it. The payoff isn't really seen until The Answer, though.]] Their bond also receives more focus in the Drama [=CDs=], particularly the New/Full Moon series.
** She can also be one with the Female Protagonist if you max her Social Link, deciding against finding a boyfriend to instead enjoy the time she has with you instead.
* HiddenDepths: Dialogue and an action she does in her S.Link implies she has a soft spot for children, and reluctance to lower her guard towards people because of her harsh background, she's definitely a character that grows a lot, not just in her Social Link but also in the games main story.
* {{Hypocrite}}: In ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'', Rise notices that while Yukari's unhappy with Mitsuru, Akihiko and Shinjiro not confiding in the younger members, Yukari largely keeps those feelings to herself, to the point that Fuuka, one of the few Yukari confides in, didn't even know about it. In the end, Yukari finding the courage to speak up is what helps the team become more open.
* IconicItem: Yukari is almost always seen wearing her signature heart choker.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: She has several ShipTease moments with the Protagonists, completely independent of her Social Link. Her feelings towards the protagonist serves as one of the major plotlines for ''The Answer'' [[spoiler:making her Social Link ending with the protagonist cannon.]]
* InSeriesNickname: She's frequently called Yuka-tan (Yukaricchi in the Japanese version of the game) by Junpei.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler: Yukari reveals to the team in her breakdown about the silent promise she made to the protagonist, were she would find a way to make people stop wishing for "The Fall" it hurts her to admit she can't do it alone. Mitsuru this time around is the one to pull Yukari out of her slump, reminding her that she's not alone and that if it wasn't for Yukari she herself wouldn't be here. Three years later in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Yukari is finally making strides with the promise she made to the protagonist, living her life to the fullest and giving hope to children everyday as Feather Pink.]]
* LostLenore: [[spoiler: The Protagonist of Persona 3 is this for her. Yukari's desire to save his life stems from him changing hers for the better.]]
* LethalChef: She implies in the beginning of the game that she's not a very good cook, but she can make simple dishes and bentos; though she reveals that she hides this fact too avoid others raising questions about her home life, according to the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6BIZGF7DYY She Goes For a Walk]] drama.
** Subverted when Yukari reveals to the protagonist she is a good cook in her Social Link and in ''Persona Q'', when it's revealed she's the only girl who can cook normally, though even there she downplays it.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: [[spoiler:Attempts to go back in time in ''The Answer'' to prevent the main character's death, even if it means having to face Nyx all over again.]]
* MasterOfNone: Lacks some optimization that the other party members get later in the game. While her magic is the highest among the group, she doesn't learn a passive amp spell to boost it, whereas most of the other party members do, and Mitsuru in particular not only gets an amp for her ice magic, but she gets Mind Charge on top of it. While she does learn the Me Patra spell, she is also stuck with Charmdi, a charm-only healing move, for the ''rest of the game,'' and with cheap status-healing items being available halfway through the game, it becomes useless. However, she's one of the few characters that gains access to the Media line of spells (the others being the Protagonist and Ken). And with her bow, she cannot stumble when attacking normally.
** Somewhat subverted since Yukari has the highest magic stat doesn't need an amp spell to do damage this combined with her having the highest SP pool in the entire cast means she can fight enemies and heal allies for days. Taking advantage of the Antique Shop in FES and Portable can help Yukari by fusing a Sukukaja (Hierophant) imbued bow, not only are they cheaper they also have better stats. The Sukukaja boost helps Yukari's decent agility and luck boosting her evasion, hit and critical hit chance. Her accessory slot is free to equip her with the item Vayu Bracers (Wind Amp). Yukari also learns all the healing and revival spells and its strongest variants faster than anyone else making her an indispensable party member.
* MeaningfulName: Yukari's given name is written in hiragana, but it sounds the same as a Japanese word for "affinity" or "connection." This ties in with her Arcana being the [[TarotMotifs Lovers]] [[FridgeBrilliance which focuses on balanced, connected relationships and important choices, which in turn ties into Yukari's story also revolving around her relationships.]]
** She reveals to the protagonist her past after his was unceremoniously revealed to her to balance their relationship. Her relationship with her father is one of her main driving forces, and the connection she creates [[spoiler:with Mitsuru ends up saving them both.]]
** In her Social Link we see her struggling relationship with her mother, ultimately she is left with the hard task on whether or not to forgive her and to begin their relationship anew.
** Yukari's name can also be interpreted as "beautiful pear tree", which references her hometown Kyoto were Asian pear trees are common. During autumn the trees leaves turn brown, matching Yukari's hair color.
* TheMedic: Yukari shares this role with Ken, in that they both learn the Media line of spells and the Samarecarm revival spell. Although Yukari learns all the healing spells and its strongest variants the fastest. She keeps her ability to learn the Media line in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ''.
* CombatMedic: She hurts enemies as good as she heals allies which is to say she does her job very well.
* MoodSwinger: When feeling particularly agitated or vulnerable Yukari tends to lash out, she feels her pride is at stake every time she is forced to open up and or ends up relying on the protagonist help in certain situations the[[spoiler:Yakushima event]] and her Rank 5 Social Link being prime examples of this, no surprises that this attitude stems from her less than stellar childhood. Though she sucks up her pride and willingly opens up and apologizes when it's needed.
* NiceGirl: One of the reasons why she's so well liked. She's very easy-going and generally kind to her peers, she worries about the teams well-being the most even though she's not overtly obvious about these feelings.
* NotSoFakePropWeapon: A weapon that you can get for completing one of Elizabeth's requests is a "Toy Bow" Yukari can use, that's even its official name. It's a snake skin patterned bow with suction cups for arrows, funnily enough it's probably Yukari's best early game weapon with it having both one hundred in its damage and accuracy stats.
* NeverGotToSayGoodbye: [[spoiler:Her grief over not being able to be at the Protagonist's side when he died really, ''really'' put a damper on her emotional state. It gets to the point where she tries distracting herself by burying herself in cram school and ignoring her friends in S.E.E.S. And Aigis getting his powers becomes more or less the catalyst that breaks her down.]]
* OutOfCharacterMoment: Used to intentional effect in the bad ending. [[spoiler:Yukari acts incredibly nonplussed about not having any plans for the future, putting off thinking about what to do after graduating and stating that people should focus on living in the moment. The fact that reasonable, responsible Yukari doesn't care about planning ahead shows just how much the bad ending ruins everyone's CharacterDevelopment.]]
* OnlySaneMan: Early in the game though she tries to hide it, Yukari is the only one whose visibly bothered about the fact that Mitsuru has been keeping secrets from the team, in contrast to Akihiko who sees their job as "training" and Junpei whose more worried about earning recognation, Yukari acts as the "common sense" of the group realizing the risks they take with their lives each night and because of this feels unsatisfied with Mitsuru keeping them out of the loop. In the movie, Yukari is the only one who acts reasonably concerned about Makoto's stoic "don't care" attitude.
* OddCouple: Contrary to the Fandoms WordOfGod that all Yukari and Junpei do together is bicker, the two do have normal conversations, share mutual banter and worry over each other quite a bit. In fact Junpei especially in the early parts of the game is one of the few people Yukari feels most comfortable with and in the games spin-off Persona 4 Arena Ultimax; Yukari and Junpei’s banter are explored even further, the two bicker, argue, provoke each other a lot, but the two feel secure and seek each other just as much, in fact one of Chapters for the Story Mode focused on the two is literally named like said trope.
* PluckyGirl: Is the personality Yukari exhibits from the outside, though what's inside is far more complex.
* PassionateSportsGirl: Yukari's love for archery club is quite evident to the point that she herself handles the necessary paper work needed by the school council to run the club, but since joining S.E.E.S hasn't had the time to fully commit herself to the team, she plans to spend more time with the club after S.E.E.S disbands[[spoiler:before the big "twist" was revealed.]] Her diligence with her training paid off as she [[spoiler:gained the role of Feather Pink in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax due to her exemplary skills with the bow and arrow.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Her father died ten years ago, while her mother's serial attempts to find another man alienated Yukari to the point that she realizes living by herself is a better option than staying with her. Because of all this, they rarely talk anymore, their conversations are either quick and to the point at best, or blunt and abrasive at worst.
* PinkIsFeminine: All of her outfits incorporate the color pink in some way, and she later tells the protagonist that it's her favorite color and that her favorite flowers are pink gerbera daisies. She reveals to the protagonist in one of her sunday dates that her favorite dessert is strawberry daifuku (which can come in pink) her initial Persona, Io, even wears a pink dress.
* PrettyInMink: One of her outfits is a sweater dress trimmed with white fur.
* TheResenter: Towards Mitsuru in the Journey [[spoiler:(over Mitsuru keeping secrets from the rest of the group, and her belief that she knows something about the incident in which Yukari's father died),]] [[spoiler:and towards Aigis in "The Answer" (jealousy over her being with the protagonist in his final moments, and her getting his Wild Card ability)]]. She grows from the experiences gets over it in both cases.
* SpiritedYoungLady: Fits this trope to a tee. The other half of Yukari's personality that balances her more ArcherArchetype traits.
* ShowerScene: Gets one on the night of the July full moon. There are two variations of it: an animated cutscene in the [=PS2=] release of the game, and in the second movie.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: She develops feelings for the male protagonist regardless of whether you pursue her Social Link or not, and it's implied that they came about as a result of him comforting her at Yakushima, since her Social Link becomes available directly after that event.
* SquishyWizard: Her stat growth is based heavily towards her Magic stat making it her highest stat, leaving her with the lowest health and defense of the party but with the highest SP pool and with Garu spells that hit like a ''truck''.
* ShesGotLegs: Her official Persona 3 artwork is proof of that.
* StraightMan: Compared to the rest of S.E.E.S definitely the most normal and most sensible.
* SweaterGirl: The majority of outfits you see her in include sweaters.
* SweetTooth: Absolutely adores sweets as revealed in one of her sunday dates, strawberry daifuku being her favorite. She can be seen munching on some inside the dorm from time to time.
* TheCutie: Her Rank 2, 6, 7, 9 and 10 Social Link moments show off her more adorable and quirky sides. Outside of her Social Link her Sunday Dates, Movie and Summer Festival moments as well as her console video recording highlight this trait too.
* TookALevelInJerkass: [[spoiler:During "The Answer", due to her emotional instability she acts hostile and antagonistic towards the rest of the group. She grows and gets better.]]
* TookALevelInKindness: After all is said and done in [[spoiler:''The Answer'', Yukari offers Aigis the chance to be her roommate so that both of them can work on anymore lingering issues they feel, together. Aigis gladly accepts Yukari's offer and they remain roommates until they graduate from Gekkoukan High.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Junpei, the two share sassy albeit mutual joking banter throughout the game.
* WholePlotReference: Some of Yukari's traits, past history and future actions are subtly referenced by her Persona's Io and Isis (press the '''note button''' for more information). [[note]]Io was the priestess of Hera and as such was gifted with magic like Yukari, both then were saddled heavy burdens inadvertently caused by their fathers, abandoned, unfairly persecuted and were met with difficult choices to make in their journey but ultimately found it within themselves to keep marching forward and finally fix the troubles left for them. Io to a degree also has ties with Isis, as she found the answers she needed in Egypt, the birthplace of Isis' mythology. Isis is also known as the patroness of magic, protector of the dead and goddess of children referencing Yukari's love for children, once again with her affinity for magic and her role as the atoner for her deceased fathers sins, striving to eliminate the "Dark Hour" to fulfill his final wish. In [[spoiler:''The Answer'' Yukari's desire to collect all the keys to the past and revive the Protagonist mimics Isis' own desire to collect her husband Osiris' body parts and revive him after Seth scattered them all over the world upon his defeat.]] Another reference or interpretation [[spoiler: for her wanting to go back in time to save the Protagonist from sacrificing himself could be a gender-inverted version of the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice. Thankfully, unlike that story, Yukari's story ends on a more uplifting note, as she ultimately finds it within her to cope with the Protagonist's death.]] Io and Isis' appearance also foreshadows Yukari's own feelings, Io and the heifer have both their eyes closed referencing Yukari's need to ignore and forget her past but like Io is bound to the heifer, Yukari is bound to her past until she finds the answers she seeks. Isis manifest with wings, the heifer attached to her has their eyes open and Isis herself is depicted with a content smile, symbolizing Yukari's freedom and her desire to look forward to the future after learning the truth about her fathers sacrifice. [[FridgeBrilliance If all of these connections are intentional it's quite brilliant.]][[/note]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: Type C with her school uniform, and Type A-B with her winter/fall casual dress.
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[[folder:Junpei Iori]]
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[[caption-width-right:206: ''[[HeroicWannabe Who's da man?]]'']]
->'''Arcana:''' The Magician\\
'''Persona:''' [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Hermes]], [[HermeticMagic Trismegistus]]\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/VicMignogna (English), Creator/KosukeToriumi (Japanese)\\
'''Live actor:''' Genki Okawa

Junpei is the class clown of Gekkoukan High and the protagonists's best friend. He doesn't like to take things seriously, preferring to avoid serious subjects by making jokes; he enjoys the idea of being a hero, but his immaturity and inexperience make him unreliable in comparison to the protagonists. He struggles with jealousy and resentment of the protagonists's greater strength, skill, and leadership ability.

Junpei is recruited to SEES almost immediately after the protagonist after Akihiko finds him awake during the Dark Hour. He fights using a two handed sword, but [[BatterUp wields it like a baseball bat]]. His Persona is Hermes of the Magician Arcana, which specializes in physical skills, fire magic, and status buffs.

Junpei is the female protagonist's Magician S.Link, replacing Kenji, who only appears during her Chariot link. Unlike the other male SEES members, he is not romanceable, though he notes that a lot of people think they're dating. Contrary to his normally perverted attitude, he takes on a protective role for her after the two grow closer while he confides in her about his poor family situation.

In The Answer, Junpei becomes frustrated with the group conflict and serves as a middle ground between the various SEES members along with Koromaru.

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* AbusiveParents / AlcoholicParent: His father, [[MissingMom and that is the only parent that mentioned,]] is an alcoholic of the raging type, though he has lost even that and just drinks. Junpei is downright relieved to be living in the dorm.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Junpei is frustrated because he's not naturally good at anything but fighting, and then the main character comes along and easily outdoes him at that too.
* {{Badass}}: Fancies himself one at first, though he quickly finds himself resenting the main characters for being flat out better. He does start maturing with time and realizing that it's a stupid thing to get upset about, eventually ending up as one of the more level headed members in the Answer.
** BadassAdorable: He isn't a bad-looking guy whatsoever.
** HeartbrokenBadass: [[spoiler:After his love interest Chidori dies, he uses his anger and grief to get a power up in conjunction with her old persona Medea to acquire a new resolve.]]
* BatterUp: He wields his weapons like a baseball bat due to his inexperience, and swings for the fences for his critical hit animation, complete with him yelling "Home run!" He mentions to Chidori that, as a kid, he wanted to be a baseball player when he grew up.
* BigBrotherInstinct: After flirting with the female protagonist a little early on, he instead moves to being a more protective figure instead.
* BromanticFoil: Junpei is the more perverted of the guys and more of an outlet for the player's seedier thoughts, which acts as a great foil for the protagonists.
* BookDumb: If you check the exam scoreboard, he consistently gets low scores until the last one, [[CharacterDevelopment which he gets a decent score on]].
* BoisterousBruiser: Although he's [[GameplayAndStorySegregation only a bruiser in gameplay]].
* ButtMonkey: Junpei ends up as the butt of a lot of jokes, but doesn't really seem to mind so long as he can volley insults with Yukari.
* CasanovaWannabe: He unsuccessfully flirts with a lot of girls, though he also appears to recognize that he's not going to score.
* CharacterDevelopment: Goes from a HeroicWannabe to TheLancer over the course of the game.
* ChivalrousPervert: He's pretty lecherous, but he also gets genuinely angry when people take voyeuristic photos of the female MC during gym class. He considers it rather sleazy.
* CripplingOverspecialization: Junpei focuses on physical attacks of all three flavors, which takes up so much of his skill progression that his better skills don't appear for a while. He also cannot hit multiple targets until ''level 50'' reducing his team play value. His fire skills can hit weaknesses, but he has a low magic stat, and at the beginning of the game the Protagonist will have their own fire-specializing Personas, while by mid-game Koromaru will have appeared and does fire magic much better. He lags behind for quite a while, but after getting Trismegistus his better skills start appearing.
* DatingCatwoman: He meets Chidori while she's [[VillainsOutShopping painting strange pictures by herself]], and after awhile they start getting along. Eventually, Chidori is captured and hospitalized, after which Junpei begins visiting her. [[spoiler:Ends badly when she dies due to taking a bullet for him, though her body was already on the verge of failing.]]
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: His skills in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ'' revolve around hitting the enemies as many times as possible in a round.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: A big deal for him, as he believes he's not good at anything, and even the [[IJustWantToBeSpecial thing that makes him unique]] is outclassed by the protagonist.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Eventually wins over [[DarkActionGirl Chidori]], both through persistence and [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe by taking an interest in her sketches]].
* FireForgedFriends: While their relationship is quite the roller coaster ride, by the end of the game it's clear that he has the protagonist's back.
* {{Foil}}: He's the tall, bulky HotBlooded goofball to contrast the main character's short, slender stoicism. The main character's status as TheAce is further emphasized by his own short comings.
* HeroicBSOD: Slips in and out of them. At first it's caused by his fear of being OvershadowedByAwesome, then it's caused by [[spoiler:Chidori's death]].
* HeroicWannabe: He likes to think of himself as the leader of SEES, [[spoiler:which causes Chidori to kidnap him.]]
* HiddenDepths: He has plenty. Considering he's implied to come from a broken home, it can be assumed almost everything he does is an act to cover up his own insecurities.
* HotBlooded: Constantly shouting and prone to jumping into things without thinking.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: Acts like he should be the leader of the team when in reality he's constantly worried about being completely worthless.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: He's upset that anything he can do other people can do better, which leads to him not trying at the things he might be able to do competently but not excel in. At first, joining [=SEES=] is his way of escaping his life and playing hero, but character development kicks in and he grows out of it.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He can be ''very'' self centered and confrontational, but the game makes it clear that he's a great guy who'll always have your back in a pinch.
* TheLancer: One of your first party members, the main characters's biggest foil and the team member most prone to acting out of order.
* LeeroyJenkins: Early on, he tends to charge in as an attempt to prove himself.
* TheLoad: His LeeroyJenkins tendencies tend to result in him becoming this towards the team early on, but he grows out of it.
* MagikarpPower: He starts off as a decent tank, but the player quickly runs into a string of bosses early on that can exploit his weakness, drastically reducing his usefulness. Compounding this is that Junpei never gets any all hitting abilities until Blade of Fury at level 50! If the player keeps leveling him up, though, he turns out to be a powerful endgame character, and is one of the best characters in The Answer.
* ManlyTears[=/=]TearsOfJoy: [[spoiler:When he discovers Chidori is alive if you saved her.]]
* MightyGlacier: He has an ''insane'' number of hit points and multiple physical attacks, making him one of the game's best offensive specialists, provided you keep his HP up. Even with [[spoiler:Spring Of Life]], he will eventually learn a lot of late game abilities that will eat through his massive HP in no time.
* MissingMom: His mom is never mentioned. In fact, Junpei almost never talks about his home life, [[AbusiveParents though his reason is obvious]].
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: To Makoto in the movie.
* OnlySaneMan: He becomes this in The Answer. [[spoiler:When everyone else in SEES is fighting over how to use the keys to either return to the past to try to undo the main character's death or move forward to the present, Junpei is the only one who thinks that everyone is being stupid over how they're handling the whole situation and says that if they all don't get their acts together, then he'll take them on himself just to smack some sense into them.]]
* OddCouple: Contrary to the Fandoms WordOfGod that all Yukari and Junpei do together is bicker, the two do have normal conversations, share mutual banter and worry over each other quite a bit. In fact Junpei especially in the early parts of the game is one of the few people Yukari feels most comfortable with and in the games spin-off Persona 4 Arena Ultimax; Yukari and Junpei’s banter are explored even further, the two bicker, argue, provoke each other a lot, but the two feel secure and seek each other just as much, in fact one of Chapters for the Story Mode focused on the two is literally named like said trope.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: The stated reason he develops into the resenter before he realizes it's not that he envies the protagonist but that he's afraid of losing his powers and his place in SEES.
* ParentalAbandonment: His dad couldn't care less about him leaving.
* PlayingWithFire: Though he isn't geared towards magic. Useful for exploiting weaknesses, though.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With the female protagonist in that while he knows her the longest out of the SEES male members, he's the only one you can't be romantic with. Though you can joke that in Rank 10, when he's trying to tell her something, that he's going for a LoveConfession. His reaction is "Wha-- NO!" In Akihiko's Rank 4, you find out that there's a rumor going around that you and Junpei are dating. When Akihiko asks if it's true, [[ButThouMust all three options deny it]].
** TheNotLoveInterest: His Social Link's developments are rather similar to the romantic ones, even switching the music that plays to the one commonly played in them during the last few events. The second to last event has him pause for a bit in trying to describe the relationship between the two, settling on "[[JustFriends very important friend]]".
* PluckyComicRelief: Easily the most comedic party member, to the point where most of the game's humor can be linked to him in some way.
* TheResenter: He resents the male main character for being better than him at everything, especially fighting, and to a lesser extent he's unhappy that a girl is in charge of him while exploring Tartarus, though Mitsuru quickly makes it clear she is ''not'' going to stand for that.
* SadClown: Compensates for his insecurities and inner darkness by acting like an idiot.
* ShipperOnDeck: A mild example, but in the female protagonist's route, he thinks it would be funny if she and Akihiko got together and tells her he'll be happy to be her wingman if she decides to go for it. You get relationship points for saying you'll consider it.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Subverted. He acts like he thinks he's really great, but he actually has pretty poor self-esteem.
* StayInTheKitchen: In the [=FeMC=] path, when Mitsuru is about to assign a team leader, he jumps at the chance just like before, but the protagonist gets the position instead. His response is a pretty blunt "But she's a girl!" which he repeats later. In response, [[TeamMom Mitsuru]] coldly just tells him that if he ever displays that kind of attitude towards the protagonist or disrespects her simply because of her gender... well, it was terrifying enough that Junpei immediately shut up before he could hear the actual threat. [[CharacterDevelopment Eventually he admits that the protagonist ''is'' better and that his resentment is completely unjustified.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Steadily across the game, but especially after [[spoiler:Chidori dies]], where he nearly kills Jin with a massive fire blast. [[BeyondTheImpossible Jin is immune to fire]].
* UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler:In Vol.6 of the manga, he nearly kills Takaya with his reawakened Persona. In the game, he gets a brief burst of power and then passes out.]]
* Vitriolic Best Buds: With Yukari, the two share sassy albeit mutual joking banter throughout the game.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Akihiko Sanada]]
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[[caption-width-right:184:''[[BloodKnight I've been waiting for this!]]'']]
->'''Arcana:''' The Emperor\\
'''Persona:''' [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Polydeuces]], [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Caesar]]\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/LiamOBrien (English), Creator/HikaruMidorikawa (Japanese)\\
'''Live actor:''' Yuuki Fujiwara

Akihiko is a third-year student at Gekkoukan High, and the captain of the school's boxing team. He's very popular and is usually surrounded by {{fangirl}}s when seen at school, but mostly ignores them. He is one of the three founding members of SEES and can summon the Persona Polydeuces of the Emperor Arcana, which focuses on Lightning and Debuffing magic. As a boxer, he's strongest with his fists and uses various gloves, metal knuckles, and fist spurs as his weapons.

Akihiko is an orphan; he had a younger sister, Miki, who died in a building fire when Akihiko was still a child. Powerless to help her, Akihiko resolved to become strong enough to protect the things he cared about, and took up boxing and got involved in SEES as ways of growing stronger. As Shinjiro notes early on, his method of coping is largely ineffective.

In the female protagonist's story, Akihiko is her Star S.Link, replacing the absent Mamoru. For some reason, the female protagonist will need a high charm stat in order to cope with his fangirls enough to start it. During the S.Link, the protagonist has the chance to get to know and appreciate Akihiko for who he is as opposed to the "cool upperclassman" image that the other Gekkoukan students admire, and helps him come to terms with the losses in his life. Depending on dialogue choices, he can become the female protagonist's love interest.

In The Answer, Akihiko sides with Ken so that everyone can move on with their lives.

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* TheAce: He's an excellent fighter, a great student and a pretty perceptive guy. His persona is second only to the main character's in versatility and so he's a great choice for any party. It's verging on BrokenAce though, as he clearly overworks himself due to personal feelings of weakness.
* {{Adorkable}}: He's initially described as "Confident-looking student," but later scenes make it clear that he's neglected to train his social skills.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: His [[AloofBigBrother aloof]] nature in school causes his classmates to peg him as a BadBoy, which is the reason why he has a legion of fangirls.
* AmazonChaser: Implied when playing as the female protagonist. He clearly admires her taking charge, which he mentions early in his Social Link and to Shinjiro when he's forcibly bought back to SEES. Later games take note of it, with some dialogue trees in ''Persona Q'' having him express joy that muscular girls exist.
* AnnoyingPatient: Mostly because he hates being out of the action. It takes constant effort on Mitsuru's part to keep him from heading back into battle before he's fully recovered.
* {{Badass}}: Both in gameplay and in the story.
** BadassAdorable: He's a very handsome and {{Adorkable}} teenager who is the captain of the Boxing team and the most courageous.
* BigBrotherInstinct: One of his most prominent character traits. Losing his younger sister has made him ''very'' protective of everyone around him. The third full moon mission, in which the team rescues Fuuka, and his later interactions with Ken and Junpei solidly establish him as the resident big brother. In December, it's revealed that he's watching over Junpei to make sure he passes his exams, despite the arrival of TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. If the protagonists states that he hasn't been studying, Akihiko will threaten to watch over you as well.
* BigBrotherMentor: He encourages the protagonist to study hard and join as many clubs as they can, and his final words to them on the day of graduation are "I'll always be your senpai!".
* BigManOnCampus: Captain of the boxing team, an excellent student, incredibly good-looking and a really nice guy. Akihiko, along with Mitsuru, is one of the most popular people at school.
* {{Bishonen}}: A lean, muscular build and a soft, handsome face complete with silver hair. Akihiko's an instant hit with the ladies. [[VideoGame/Persona4Arena As he gets older]], he becomes more of a {{Hunk}}.
* BloodKnight: His early characterization has a bit of this going on -- he's focused entirely on training and getting stronger, and enthusiastic about the Shadows and Tartarus as a means to that end. Mitsuru gets on his case repeatedly about his eagerness to fight even while injured, and only after Yukari directly accuses him of not caring what secrets are being kept from SEES as long as he gets to fight does he begin to rethink his motivations. It takes [[spoiler:Shinjiro's death]] for him to finally get past it for good.
* BoxingBattler: Was already a boxer before being recruited by SEES, and is captain of the boxing club by the time the game begins. His combat style naturally makes use of his boxing skills.
* CallForward: In ''Persona Q'', he mentions that he likes the outfit Phantom Mage Shadows wear, a long cape with a hood. This is exactly what he wears by the time of ''Persona 4 Arena''.
* CannotTalkToWomen: He's completely incapable of talking to women other than his teammates. His special video added in ''FES'' shows him reading pick-up lines by himself out of a book and doubting their efficiency. In the female protagonist's route in the PSP version, he gets pretty tongue-tied around her at times.
* ChasteHero: A variation. He ignores his hordes of [[FanGirl female fans]], and as seen at the beach vacation, he's either not interested in approaching ladies, or suffers crippling awkwardness around them. The female S.Link proves that he is just too much of TheStoic to understand romance very well. She literally needs to explain to him that he's in love with her when he can't quite figure out why it feels different hanging out around her.
* ChickMagnet: At school, he's usually surrounded by {{fangirl}}s, although he dislikes the attention and claims they talk so much they give him a headache.
* CoatOverTheShoulder: As you can see in his picture above. He's also the page image.
* TheComicallySerious: When Junpei, Yukari, and the protagonist go to visit Akihiko in the hospital early in the game, this trope is on full display. He becomes more relaxed around [=SEES=] members other than Mitsuru as the game goes on.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Along with the protagonists, Shinjiro (who he grew up with), and Ken.
* CovertPervert: Only if the player has maxed out his Social Link and he becomes the female protagonist's love interest. For a guy who does not know ''anything'' about women, Akihiko does get the FeMC to go to his room somehow and [[DoubleEntendre let their bodies do the talking]]. In the second movie he ogles Mitsuru's swimsuit, but otherwise never shows interest in her. Not even her tight catsuit from Arena/Ultimax.
* CrazyJealousGuy: He can get pretty jealous when he's lovers with the female protagonist. Mostly played for laughs, though, as the brunt of it is directed only against Ken, who is surprisingly capable of holding his own against it.
* CrutchCharacter: When he rejoins the party, he's several levels ahead of the rest of the team, and his abilities and skillset make him one of the most versatile party members in the cast. Naturally, he's the first to TakeALevelInBadass mid-way through the game, making him even ''more'' valuable. For most players, Akihiko becomes a default member when forming a party, causing diminishing returns when it comes to experience points. Without unlocking the Monad Depths, it can be difficult to impossible to level Akihiko out of the 70s, as by then, he and the protagonists have outstripped the rest of the cast.
* DeadpanSnarker: Of everyone in the cast, Akihiko is most prone to this kind of humor. The first instance hits if the protagonist talks to him while he and Junpei are taking a break from studying for first semester midterms. By December exams, it's become a BrickJoke.
-->''Mitsuru told us to try to go back to normal, so Junpei isn't studying for his exams.''
* {{Determinator}}
* {{Expy}}: Silver hair? Check. [[BoxingBattler Captain of the boxing team]]? Check. [[PointlessBandAid Something going on with his left temple]]? Check. He's basically an intelligent [[Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn Ryohei Sasagawa]].
* ExtremityExtremist: He's a boxer. He boxes.
* {{Flanderization}}: Gets some of the worst of it out of the entire cast. In the original game he is presented as something of a BigBrotherMentor and TheReliableOne, making him come off as rather bland. He also mentions protein exactly twice: once when asked for it by the player, and once in a cutscene. He also trains specifically because he believes in having strength to protect those he cares about. Later games up his obsessions with training [[BloodKnight for the sake of training]] and protein to ridiculous levels to the point of turning him into a DumbMuscle CloudCuckoolander.
* GeniusBruiser: He's a boxer whose physical attacks are second only to Aigis, and not only does he get consistently good grades, he's also the first to put two and two together on things like giant Shadows appearing during the full moon and why Fuuka disappeared. He even tells the protagonist that a strong mind is just as important as a strong body.
** It's reflected in his stats as well. He has an even split between Strength and Magic.
* GoingThroughTheMotions: It happens to everyone, but Akihiko's is the most blatant example: when he wears a swimsuit at the beach trip, he carries around a towel in the exact same manner as his coat.
* {{Hammerspace}}: You could make a drinking game out of his jacket's disappearance and sudden reappearance.
* HappilyAdopted: [[AllThereInTheManual Only mentioned in a design book, and in a CD Drama]]. He seems to at least have an adoptive mother, according to both, but both sources mention that he rarely interacts with her, so the "happily" part of the equation is debatable.
* HeartbrokenBadass: Ever since he lost his little sister, his sole mission in life has been to [[TookALevelInBadass Take a Level in Badass]] so no one would ever have to suffer her fate again. [[spoiler:He gets a little less ridiculous about this after Shinjiro dies, but he's still a BadAss.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: He and Shinjiro have known each other for years and still remain close after he left SEES.
* [[InnocentFanserviceGirl Innocent Fanservice Guy]]: Aside from his extreme aloofness toward his fangirls at school, he doesn't see ''why'' Yukari's so embarrassed at his tiny swimsuit during the Yakushima trip. In his usual [[{{Adorkable}} fashion]], he tells her he's wearing it because of how ''easy it is to swim in it.'' He's also pretty apathetic whenever the girls wear provocative outfits, and a scene in ''Persona Q'' implies that he doesn't know what constitutes as sexual harassment.
** On the other hand, at least when playing as the heroine, he ''can'' get flustered when she's wearing a provocative outfit in Tartarus. They can also have a conversation between Social Links where one of her responses (to a rooftop pool re-opening and him wanting to use it, in this case) is to wear a cute swimsuit. Needless to say, his embarrassment nearly gets turned UpToEleven.
* JackOfAllTrades: His Strength and Magic stats are both high, making him more or less equally effective with physical attacks and his Zio spells, plus a single-target heal and a full complement of debuffs, which are probably his most valuable assets. His only lackluster stat is his mediocre Luck. He keeps his versatility in ''VideoGame/{{Persona Q}}'', which is boosted with a special counter attack exclusive to that game, and his Luck score is increased a bit.
** {{Foreshadowing}}: He tells the protagonists early on that balance in ability is crucial to an effective persona.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: With Mitsuru, to the point where when they start bickering, the Chairman simply waits for them to finish before asking the protagonist to join [=SEES=]. When Mitsuru is away in November, Akihiko is as devastated as she is.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: The latter stages of his Social Link with the female protagonist bring to light that he views her this way, and it'll stay as such if you don't become lovers with him.
* LoveEpiphany: If you select the right flags for his lovers route in his Social Link in ''Portable,'' he'll have one. An interesting take on the trope has you, the player, ''coaching him into confessing'' because of how utterly [[ObliviousToLove oblivious of his feelings]] he is.
* MeaningfulName: "Akihiko" is written with characters meaning "bright boy."
* MrFanservice: His swimsuit notably consists of a tiny speedo and his toned physique. Yukari can't help but stare at it when you play as the female protagonist.
* NiceGuy: While Junpei and Shinjiro are both varying degrees of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, Akihiko stands out as a caring and straightforward guy.
** He can be pretty aloof towards others, though, and he gets highly abrasive when dealing with Shinjiro, to the point that he forcibly drags him back to SEES when Ken joins the team.
* NoodleIncident: It's heavily implied that Akihiko has previously been "[[FateWorseThanDeath Executed]]" by Mitsuru. [[spoiler:It'll happen again in the Hot Spring mini-game if you fail (as a guy) or succeed (as a girl).]]
* NotSoStoic: Comes off as cold and distant at first, but once you get to know him, he's pretty affable, if somewhat awkward and reserved.
* ObliviousToLove: [=P3P=] states outright that he doesn't seem to understand girls' feelings at all. He's also pretty bad at recognizing his ''own'' feelings.
** Even if you choose not to become lovers with him, his MAX rank dialogue still has some oddly romantic vibes to it, which is odd, given that he sees [[LikeBrotherAndSister his dead younger sister in you]]...
* OddFriendship: With Shinjiro. You wouldn't expect [[BigManOnCampus a guy]] [[TheAce like him]] to hang out with [[TroubledButCute a guy]] [[{{Delinquent}} like Shinjiro]].
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Mitsuru. They clearly trust each other with their lives, but aren't exactly friends. [[spoiler:''The Answer'' emphasizes this when Mitsuru takes Yukari's side when deciding on going back to the past or not - Akihiko's shocked, but doesn't bother arguing with her.]]
* PointlessBandAid: On the left side of his forehead. It's still there three years later in ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'', despite the fact he's now CoveredInScars.
* PowerFist: One of the only characters who will attack with an equipped weapon, often dealing major damage.
* PowerTrio: With Mitsuru and Shinjiro; He's the id.
* RealMenHateSugar: Touched upon during his Social Link with the heroine. He doesn't hate sweets per se, but he's unused to sugary flavors, which is demonstrated when he invites her to the sweets shop at the Iwatodai Strip Mall. His opinion can easily be justified with the fact that he mainly eats a lot of beef and ramen.
* RedOniBlueOni: Red Oni to Mitsuru's Blue.
* SharpDressedMan: His casual clothes are quite stylish and crisp, which is what makes his [[RummageSaleReject outfit]] in ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' and some dialogue in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ''[[labelnote:*]]Have him in your party and fight one of the Phantom Mage Shadows; he'll mention that he "likes its style." Said shadow is wearing a long cape with a hood...[[/labelnote]]outright baffling.
* ShockAndAwe: His Persona uses electric attacks.
* TheSouthpaw: He's left-handed, and Polydeuces' remaining hand is his left.
* SpiritedCompetitor
* StealthPun: Considering his enemies, what's he doing in every fight? He's [[spoiler:Shadowboxing!]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He enjoys big, hearty meals with a healthy dose of protein on them. Also overlaps with RealMenEatMeat, as beef bowl is one of said favorite meals. His first Social Link event with the Female Protagonist involves ordering a large order of ramen that leaves her reeling. A gag panel in the [=P3P=] fanbook also has him cover the FeMC's homemade pancakes with protein, to Shinjiro's chagrin.
* TragicBromance: [[spoiler:Castor and Pollux? That one was destined to end badly with Personas like that.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: Implied in some dialogue, and mentioned outright in other games. In the female protagonist's route, his very first Social Link event has him mention that he won't go easy on her. In ''VideoGame/{{Persona Q}}'', when fighting either female-looking Shadows or Elizabeth, he'll explicitly state that he won't hold back, even though they're female.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mitsuru Kirijo]]
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[[caption-width-right:158:''[[LadyOfWar You'll fall by my hand!]]'']]
->'''Arcana:''' The Empress\\
'''Persona:''' [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Penthesilea]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemisia_I_of_Caria Artemisia]]\\
'''Voiced by:''' TaraPlatt (English), Creator/RieTanaka (Japanese)\\
'''Live actress:''' Asami Tano

Mitsuru is a third year student of Gekkoukan High, the school's StudentCouncilPresident, and the daughter of the head of the influential Kirijo Group, which built the school. Her family's status gives her a great deal of influence within the school, enabling her to even issue orders to teachers if necessary. She is the first member of SEES, with the persona Penthesilea of the Empress Arcanum, which focuses on Ice and Healing magic. Mitsuru is also a member of the fencing club and wields a rapier in battle.

Mitsuru is mature, intelligent, confident and kind. She often acts as the [[TeamMom mother]] of SEES, by advising the group on matters both related and unrelated to battling Shadows, and has high expectations for all of them. As the student council president and leader of SEES, she takes on an enormous amount of responsibility on her own. Her penchant for tackling problems on her own often causes her to keep everyone at an arm's length. Coupled with her family's connection to everything going on, Yukari is quite suspicious of her.

Mitsuru is the Empress Arcana S. Link. An excellent student herself, she has very high standards and the protagonist must have maximum Academics and good exam scores in order to begin her link, which becomes available in November. Her S. Link starts out with her acknowledgement that she has led a very sheltered life as well as one with little freedom.

In The Answer, Mitsuru sides with Yukari. She states that this is because she promised herself that she would support Yukari if Yukari ever needed her.

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* ActionGirl: She's quite capable of defending herself physically and one of the better fighters. Her persona does focus on magic and healing, though.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Eye variation. She is usually shown with red eyes but the movie gives her brown eyes.
* {{Adorkable}}: Her reaction to things like fast food and other common culture can be rather flustered and adorable.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She has an air of elegance and authority, making her popular at school. She even has a stalker waiting for her outside the student council room.
* AnIcePerson: Penthesilea focuses on ice magic.
* ArrangedMarriage: Her social link starts to focus on this later in the link, leaving her feeling that because she's a woman, she's expected to marry off to strengthen the company and resenting it, but not quite having the nerve to do anything about it [[spoiler:until her fiancé insults the main character, at which point she blows up and shoots down the marriage.]]
* ArtificialStupidity: Mitsuru's persona skill set has six different moves it can do. When left to it's own devices (Act Freely), it's bound to shit the proverbial bed, as any who have died by Tentarafoo during a boss battle can attest. Therefore, when taking her into battle, she will be the character you will most likely command in battle through strategies.
* TheAtoner: She feels she bears responsibility for [[spoiler:the Shadows and the Dark Hour]], even though it was something her grandfather was responsible for and that she was a young child at the time.
* BadassAdorable: She is a very beautiful teenager who is the official leader of SEES at the age of 13 and summoned her first persona when she was an ''painfully cute'' girl.
* BadassBookworm: She's quiet, analytical, intelligent, and aloof, but also rather capable of combat.
* TheBeautifulElite: While of most female characters of the game are depicted as attractive; Mitsuru, with her defined lips, voluminous hair, and refined way of going about everything stands out compared to the rest.
* BerserkButton: When Junpei starts implying that he's really not okay with taking orders from a girl, Mitsuru shuts him down hard and immediately. [[spoiler:Her fiancé hits it even harder — Mitsuru has little tolerance for sexism and ''none'' for disrespect towards her friends.]]
** Also, putting others in danger to cover your own ass is a good way to really piss Mitsuru off. See how she tears Mr. Ekoda a new one when she learns that he covered up Fuuka's disappearance.
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:She dedicated her life to protecting her father. Said father is later killed right in front of her. She does ''not'' take this well. She's absent for awhile, and then when she returns, she's clearly depressed and dwelling on it unhealthily until Yukari [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan snaps her out of it]].]]
* TheCaptain: Mitsuru is the official leader of S.E.E.S, but because she initially acts as MissionControl, she appoints the MC as the Field Leader. Since (s)he is so good at the job, Mitsuru leaves the current status quo as is even after returning to the field.
* ChildMarriageVeto: At the end of her social link, [[spoiler:she decides her fiancé is scum and threatens to bring the wrath of the Kirijo group down on him.]] This is either a result of either her love for the main character or to defend her friend's honor.
* CombatStilettos: Her critical animation ends with kicking the enemy.
* TheComicallySerious: As demonstrated in many of the video clips, especially Junpei's. She also demonstrates it during Chihiro's social link.
* TheCutie: Ever since she was an ''adorable'' girl, her stunning looks still retains with her charming personality and elegant demeanor.
* DaddysGirl: How did she gain her Persona? To protect her father from the Shadows. [[spoiler:She falls into a HeroicBSOD when he's killed.]]
* DefrostingIceQueen: She starts off aloof and distant from SEES apart from Akihiko, causing friction with Yukari. She loosens up later in the story and her social link indicates that the IceQueen attitude is in part fueled simply by awkwardness.
* TheDreaded: There's no one that doesn't fear Mitsuru and the word "EXECUTION!", because it is that horrific (Akihiko, whose Persona is weak to ice, is especially terrified). In fact, in one Drama CD track about the Protagonist double-timing to create Broken Social Links, the first thing Mitsuru said was short, simple, and made the Protagonist completely wince in fear even further:
-->'''Mitsuru''': ''It's me. '''EXECUTION!''' That's all.''
* EnemyScan: She's your first mission control character and is later replaced by Fuuka, who is much better at it.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: She seems to have more female fans than male ones, including a very vocal stalker in the hallways.
* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: Even while acting as tactical support. ''Mon analyse resulted in failure.''
* FireForgedFriends: She practically develops depression after [[spoiler:her father was killed]], and was very close to totally losing it if it wasn't for Yukari. Since then, they've practically become best friends.
* FieryRedhead: Subverted. She's actually one of the calmer ones.
* FishOutOfWater: Her S. Link demonstrates that her life has been very sheltered in some ways; she is out of her depth and uncomfortable when she goes with the protagonist to places like fast food restaurants, the culture of which she has no experience with.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Her executions, according to Akihiko.
* GirlsAreReallyScaredOfHorrorMovies: She asks to hold your hand when you're about to watch one.
* GoGetterGirl: Originally takes on this role due to her family responsibilities, but then grows into it.
* GratuitousEnglish: In the original Japanese, she uses a lot of English on occasions. In the English release, this is switched to GratuitousFrench.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:After the death of her father, she breaks down until Yukari [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan snaps her out of it]].]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: After the scene at the river when Yukari [[spoiler:comforts her over her father's death]], the two become very close, which carries over to the Answer.
* LadyOfBlackMagic: Composed, graceful, and her persona skillset makes her specialised in elegantly defeating enemies with ice magic.
* LadyOfWar: Mitsuru fits the personality to a tee, as she's elegant, reserved, formal, and uses a nice, classy rapier.
* LargeHam: Theatrical with a capital T.
-->''"You'll fall by my hand!!"''
* LastNameBasis: How she addresses everyone except for [[PlatonicLifePartners Akihiko]] and eventually [[FireForgedFriends Yukari]]. Mitsuru will also refer to the MC this way after progressing far enough in her social link, although she tends to do so only in private.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Not surprisingly, with Akihiko, as the two are the resident adults in [=SEES=]. When Akihiko contemplates reentering combat before he's finished healing, he notes Mitsuru's unstoppable rage as his reason for holding off.
* LonelyRichKid: [[spoiler:Until Yukari comforts her after her father's death]], Akihiko is the only person she's close to, and it's more due to their spending time fighting Shadows as opposed to an actual friendship. [[spoiler:Come ''The Answer,'' she and Yukari become full-blown best friends, as shown in PillarsOfMoralCharacter below]]. She can also befriend/romance the MCs when her Social Link opens up.
* MagicKnight: She's a very skilled fencer, has access to the highest level Ice, healing, and status-change spells, and has the second highest Magic stat in the game, which actually exceeds Yukari's by the end of the game courtesy of Ice Amp and Mind Charge. ''VideoGame/{{Persona Q}}'' reduces the "knight" half of the equation somewhat, but she's still not the weakest physically.
* MissingMom: Her father is a secondary character, but her mother goes unmentioned. An audio drama mentions that she's alive, but estranged from the family.
* MissionControl: She's this early on. She's later replaced by Fuuka.
* MsFanservice: Downplayed. While her outfits are generally quite conservative, she's considered to be one of the most attractive characters in the series in-universe, and attention is drawn to this fact fairly regularly.
* MustMakeAmends: She feels guilty for her grandfather creating the Dark Hour and is out to stop it.
* NoSocialSkills: Spending her life being trained to fight shadows have left Mitsuru a bit awkward when it comes to normal social situations. She goes to a fast food restaurant for the first time with the protagonists during her social link and doesn't know that she was supposed to eat the food with her hands.
* {{Ojou}}: Wealthy and somewhat sheltered, but she's definitely not pampered.
* OjouRinglets: An interesting development happens with this. When she was a child, she had GirlishPigtails drillhair. As she grew, she started having multiple strands of ringlets. In the events of ''3'', she only has only one loose ringlet in the left side of her head, though ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' has the ringlet be more noticeable.
* OldManMarryingAChild: She's about to graduate, and her fiance is at least in his thirties.
* OrphansOrdeal: [[spoiler:Mitsuru's father dies about two thirds of the way through the game, and she is absolutely broken up over it. [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan Yukari helps her move past it]]]].
* PeekABangs: Her left eye is frequently hidden by her long red hair.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: She says that her parents married for political reasons but grew to love each other. Her own ArrangedMarriage, however, [[AvertedTrope is not an example of this]].
* PillarsOfMoralCharacter: She herself had nothing to do with [[spoiler:the creation of the Dark Hour]], but she is determined to stop it anyway out of obligation for [[spoiler:what her grandfather set in motion.]] This also extends to the people and families (like Yukari) that were hurt by it. But this really shines in ''The Answer'', where [[spoiler:she stands with Yukari, even though she knows Yukari is wrong and could undo everything they fought for, simply because Yukari helped her get through her father's death in ''The Journey''. Because she owed Yukari that debt, Mitsuru was loyal to her no matter what.]]
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Akihiko.
* PowerTrio: With Akihiko and Shinjiro. The superego.
* RedOniBlueOni: Despite the red hair, she has an ice theme and is always the cautious and calm one compared to the more adventurous Akihiko.
* RoyalRapier: ''C'est magnifique.'' More noticeable in ''Portable'', as rapier-like weapons are in their own weapon class for Mitsuru to make them different from MC's one-handed swords.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: A benevolent example. Being the heiress of the group that owns Gekkoukan High, on top of being the StudentCouncilPresident, means that she can essentially do whatever she damn well pleases, rules be damned, including register Aigis as a student mid-year. This gives her a lot of power fueled by her family name, in contrast to [[VideoGame/{{Persona}} Kei Nanjo's going to St. Hermelin High]]. However, she only ever does this with the benefit of the school in mind.
* SensorCharacter: She functions as your first scanning character until Fuuka joins. Her persona isn't really suited for it, though, so she's happy to be able to help more directly.
* ShippingBedDeath / TrueLoveIsBoring: InUniverse, this becomes a mild point in her S. Link, with her musing about how all the books in the library are about romance and there's almost nothing about married life or family. [[spoiler:She's very anxious about her upcoming arranged marriage because she knows enough to realize it's probably going to be a pretty unhappy affair altogether.]]
* TheSmartGirl: She's the formal leader of the group and tends to set up most of the plans.
* StudentCouncilPresident: She was elected in a landslide, but a lot of students admit that she just sounds really smart and that they don't really understand what she's talking about.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She seems cold and professional and hides some information, but she actually cares a lot about her friends and the group as a whole. She simply has difficulty trusting others and a large sense of responsibility that tend to mask her better nature. It makes for quite the spectacle at the end of her social link.
* SupportingLeader: Although not a major focus of the game, this trope comes into effect given that [[spoiler:her family is responsible for the creation of Tartarus and the Dark Hour]], and the fact that she is openly recruiting more people into SEES.
* TeamMom: Actually expects everyone to maintain good grades. ''Expects'' being the keyword.
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: A significant amount of her aloof attitude is based on her not being that great at socializing, while the rest is based on her attempts to be professional and in control.
* UptownGirl: In the male character's Social Link. She doesn't really care [[spoiler:and even defends him when her fiancé tries to snub him to the point of instantly breaking off the engagement.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fuuka Yamagishi]]
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[[caption-width-right:143:''[[MissionControl I'll be cheering you on from here!]]'']]
->'''Arcana:''' The Priestess\\
'''Persona:''' [[UsefulNotes/PatronSaints Lucia]], [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Juno]]\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/WendeeLee (English ''Persona 4 Arena'', ''Persona 4 Arena Ultimax'', ''Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth''), MamikoNoto (Japanese)\\
'''Live actress:''' Marina Tanoue
%%Please don't edit Fuuka's original English VA without a better source than IMDB, Wikipedia, or other user-edited site

Fuuka is a timid girl who is often bullied and put under pressure by her strict parents. She is supposedly sickly and initially comes to the attention of SEES through Akihiko and Shinjiro's visits to the hospital, where they become aware of her potential. However, before they can approach her about it, she goes missing, having been locked in the school gymnasium by bullies and becoming trapped in Tartarus when the school transformed during the Dark Hour. SEES must therefore stage a rescue attempt during the third full moon event.

She does not actively participate in combat. Instead, her persona, Lucia of the Priestess Arcana, encases Fuuka in an indestructible globe and gives her the power to know the features of a given area, the location of any people and Shadows there, and the strengths and weaknesses of enemies. As Lucia's sensory powers greatly exceed those of Mitsuru's Persona Penthesilea, Fuuka takes over the support role and enables Mitsuru to join the field team. Through the events of the game, she develops from a shy, timid girl to an emotionally strong and compassionate young woman.

Fuuka represents the Priestess link for both possible protagonists, though it takes a different course in both. Both links focus on her not feeling very feminine and her own social anxiety.

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* AgeInappropriateDress: The version where she wears clothes that would be regarded old; she has a slightly silly-looking floral-patterned sweater underneath other school uniform, and wears things like shawls on her days off school. Characters note she lacks some fashion sense.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Before being recruited, she had some minor issues with bullies, apparently due to her low self esteem. The problem largely vanishes by the time she joins and she even makes friends with one of her former bullies.
* BadassAdorable: After she was founded, the girl was already a Persona user. And of course, she is a ''very'' cute girl.
* BadassPacifist: She never delivers a single blow in battle, but she spends ''ten hours'' trapped in Tartarus and never gets so much as a scratch on her due to her ability to see where all the Shadows are and thus avoid them. Furthermore, she takes over the MissionControl role against the Emperor and Empress Shadows despite very likely being exhausted due to the draining nature of Tartarus. (For comparison purposes, your party members can get tired after one hour there.)
* BarrierWarrior: Her Persona has a 360 degree force field as part of her design. She uses it to protect Natsuki during one of the Full Moon Shadow fights.
* CaptainObvious: She tends to state very obvious details regarding the enemy, like how many there are, at all times, even if you've done something that wouldn't have affected the number, like healing.
* TheCutie: You can't help it by just gushing at her adorable appearance and sweet demeanor.
* DullSurprise: Her English VA's performance as her in the original game and ''FES'' tends to border on this. She gets a ''little'' better in The Answer when voicing new content, but her incredibly flat battle talk remains. Thankfully averted in ''Arena'' and ''Q'' where she has [[Creator/WendeeLee a new voice actress.]]
* EducationMama: Both her parents are really adamant about Fuuka keeping her grades up, to the point Fuuka feels more comfortable in the dorm instead of at home.
* EnemyScan: Her persona has surprisingly high stats, but its abilities are focused entirely on scanning and thus she's relegated to the support role.
* ExtremeDoormat: Comes off as this in the beginning of her arc.
* FeminineWomenCanCook: An early point of angst in her Social Link, but in the male link she eventually decides she doesn't care about it. In the female link, she keeps with it to make people happy.
* HollywoodHacking: We never do see her do it, but she hacked into top-level Kirijo Group archives in order to find out the truth about [=SEES=] and Tartarus. At home, she's almost always sitting with a laptop, and she can [[spoiler:piece back together video files purposefully deleted by third parties]].
* HollywoodNerd: Type 2; her physical beauty is commented on by both Junpei and even female classmates.
* IllGirl: Causes some concern when she first comes to the group's attention; despite having the potential, they fear she'll prove too fragile to participate.
* InformedAttribute: Junpei says that Fuuka has an angelic voice. Riiiight. This could just be Junpei being Junpei, though.
** Far more so with her English voice than her Japanese voice (Namiko Noto)
* LethalChef: The female route's social link is devoted to making her stop being this and improving. Shinjiro can also drop some help as well.
** While she's not as bad as [[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} some others]], her beef stroganoff is implied to be bad - it's somehow became ''hotter'' when she made it and is also a crucial ingredient in Mystery Food X: Final Edition.
* TheMedic: Her support skills in ''VideoGame/{{Persona Q}}'' are centered around healing and getting rid of status effects.
* MissionControl: She takes over Mitsuru's support role after joining.
* NiceGirl: So much so that she holds absolutely no grudges against Natsuki, the girl who bullied her and locked her in the gym, resulting in her being trapped in Tartarus. She goes out of her way to defend Natsuki from The Emperor and Empress shadows and afterwards, the two of them become close friends.
* PimpedOutDress: Both her personas have what looks like an old fashioned ballgown, although their skirts cover a huge glass bubble which covers Fuuka to protect her.
* ProperTightsWithASkirt
* SensorCharacter: She handles all your enemy scanning after joining.
* ShyBlueHairedGirl: She has teal hair and is one of the most timid and socially awkward characters in the entire cast, although she opens up more over time.
* ShrinkingViolet: She tends to be very quiet, passive and finds it difficult to really speak up.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Her name is listed as "Huka" in the credits, at least, in the [[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-721759465236681969&hl=en bad ending]].
* SweetTooth: She loves sweets.
* WrenchWench: Of the tech variety; she's good with computers and tinkers with electronics. Played with in that she thinks that her tinkering makes her unfeminine, and she tries cooking ([[LethalChef and failing at it constantly]]) to counterbalance it. Her Social Link focuses on her getting over this notion for the most part.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is dark blue.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Aigis]]
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[[caption-width-right:183:''[[MeaningfulName Did I succeed in protecting everyone?]]'']]
->'''Arcana:''' The Chariot\\
'''Persona:''' [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Palladion, Athena]]\\
'''Voiced by''': Creator/KarenStrassman (English), Creator/MaayaSakamoto (Japanese)\\
'''Live actress''': ZAQ

During SEES's summer vacation, they're alerted to a dangerous Anti-Shadow weapon that's escaped the Kirijo lab and are asked to retrieve it. When asked if they have permission to destroy it if it can't be contained, Ikutsuki laughs nervously and replies that he seriously doubts that'd be possible.

Thankfully for the heroes, the weapon in question turns out to be Aigis, a RidiculouslyHumanRobot with a human mind and persona, as well as a harmless and seemingly inexplicable attachment to the main characters that Ikutsuki attributes to a minor glitch in her software. The last survivor of a series of battle androids created to help contain the Shadows gathered by the Kirijo Group ten years ago, she's now allowed to live in the SEES dorms. Aigis attacks with her attached artillery, and her Persona is Palladion of the Chariot Arcana, which specializes in physical skills and status buffs.

Despite her behavior obviously marking her as inhuman, she forms a rapport with Koromaru due to being able to understand what he is thinking. Late in the year, she begins attending classes when she is able to pass more suitably for human. At this point, the Aeon social link opens in FES and the PSP port. As can be expected, Aigis is uncomfortable about her robotic nature and feels she is unable to fit in among humans.

During The Answer, Aigis takes on the role of the protagonists and finds herself in the middle of a group conflict.

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* AirplaneArms: Always runs like this. It looks especially goofy when she's wielding a rifle.
* ArmCannon: The reason why Aigis is the only character who can wield firearms is because they attach to her hand.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:When she regains her memory, she feels a lot of guilt towards the main character for sealing Death inside them.]]
* BadassAdorable: She may seem like a gorgeous robot but she was the last of the Anti-Shadow aftermath to survive.
* BecomeARealBoy: After her sortie with Death, Aigis begins to develop a more human personality. This culminates in the ending where, while holding the Protagonist's head in her lap during his last moments, she appears to be completely human for a moment: no mechanical components, no headgear, and no ElectronicEyes.
* BigDamnHeroes: In the second movie, she saves Makoto and Yukari from Shadows on the Yakushima beach.
* BodyguardCrush: She starts out as a stalker towards the Main Characters, but the romantic interest is debatable.
* BreakoutCharacter: Aigis is one of the most popular characters of the game. So popular, in fact, that she was made into the main character of the expansion, ''The Answer.''
* ChangingOfTheGuard: She inherits both the protagonist's Wild Card and leadership role in The Answer.
* ClingyJealousGirl: In the female story.
* CompulsorySchoolAge: Justified with good measure. Not only can she protect the protagonist this way much better, she also gets to experience more of her human side by interaction with other people.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: In The Journey, though it doesn't become apparent until her backstory is revealed. [[spoiler:The MCs saves the world, but Aigis sealed Death into the protagonists in the first place ten years ago.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Her final rank up in the S. Link doesn't have a sex scene, since it's pretty unlikely she'd have been built with the necessary equipment for that. Instead, there is an ''incredibly'' subtle moment where she undresses, bares her (Papillon) heart, and says she would like your genetic information burned inside her. Yup.
* ElectronicEyes: A more subtle example: if one looks closely, one can see that there is a small circle in Aigis's irises surounding her pupils.
* EmotionlessGirl: Starts off this way, due to her robotic nature. But overtime she starts to understand emotions more.
* FingerFirearms: Some of her weapons like the one she starts with has her firing bullets from her fingertips.
* FirstGirlAfterAll: [[spoiler:As it turns out, she was the one who created the MC's destiny from the beginning. This is not revealed until about the time she becomes available as a possible LoveInterest.]]
* {{Gayngst}}: She spends a significant amount of time on the female version of the S. Link worrying about how she likes the MC but assumes it can't be reciprocated due to her apparent gender.
* GayOption: For the female protagonist. Her dialogue remains almost unchanged from the male protagonist's route, only with some additional {{Gayngst}}.
* TheGunslinger
** MoreDakka
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Fits this trope after CharacterDevelopment leads her to become more human. She starts as very innocent and naive as a result of having to learn how to be human.
* IcyBlueEyes: Her blue eyes reflect her initially emotionless personality.
* InnocentBlueEyes: After she starts to become more human, she starts acting very innocent and naive.
* IAmAMonster: When her S. Link opens, she spends some time angsting about how she has a human heart but a mechanical body and can thus be neither a person nor a weapon. Eventually, she does see one bright spot in [[spoiler:the fact that she's a robot means she won't die of old age and thus will always be there for the MC.]]
* ImpliedLoveInterest: She doesn't get a formal relationship with the main character, but [[spoiler:she's the only one who makes it to him on time before he dies in the apparently canon ending to the game. Mitsuru, Yukari, Fuuka, and the rest of SEES don't remember the promise to meet up until it's too late and arrive moments too late to share his final moment.]]
** The movies seem to be going the extra step and making her the LoveInterest.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: In the male story.
* MagikarpPower: When she first joins you, her skillset is rather lackluster, with a handful of physical attacks, some buff spells that at that point overlap with others, and no elemental spells whatsoever. Her usefulness skyrockets later on when she gains access to healing spells, rounds out her buff selection and widens the gap in physical stats between her and other party members. Amusingly coincidental with her {{character development}}.
* MightyGlacier: An odd variant: although she has some of the highest HP and Attack power in the game, she also has access to some of the highest level healing spells.
* MindControlEyes: [[spoiler:When she's controlled by Ikutsuki on November 4th.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Upon regaining her memories, she's appalled with herself for having sealed Death inside the protagonists, at which point you have the option of telling her she did the right thing.]]
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:Her story in The Answer is mostly her coming to terms with not being able to prevent the main character's death.]]
* TheProtagonist: In The Answer, making her the first Persona MC to be voiced in cutscenes in a main story, rather than being a HeroicMime.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: A justified case. If she didn't look like a human, her mind wouldn't self-identify as human, and she wouldn't be able to use a Persona.
* RobotGirl: If most of her skin is covered, she can pass for human. If not, she has some extremely obvious joints. Even without that, her head and neck are clearly robotic.
* RobotMaid: When you present her the maid uniform to equip (given out in FES as a reward), she clearly states that it's the one she already wore before at the lab. In other words, the super-powerful battle android that she is also acted as an obedient maid servant before you found her (and can continue so even afterward).
* RoboSpeak: Her speech starts out extremely stilted and robotic (in the English version, anyways). Sort of like [=GlaDOS=] without the filter.
* RocketPunch: One of her weapon options.
* RippleEffectProofMemory: In the Bad Ending, [[spoiler:she gets to be the only one to remember the Fall is coming]]. In the Good Ending, [[spoiler:only she and the MCs remember defeating Nyx (at first), so she's the one at the MCs's side when they finally die.]]
* ShootTheDog: [[spoiler:Her sealing the final Shadow in the Protagonist ten years before the story started.]]
* ShoutOut: Whenever Aigis performs a CriticalHit, she says "[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay Hasta la vista]]".
* SingleTargetSexuality: She finds herself in love with the MCs regardless of their gender. In ''Persona Q,'' if she's chosen for Yu's destined partner, she'll insist that the MC is her most important person.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: This conversation:
-->'''Junpei:''' Wait, does that mean... this dog's a Persona-user!?\\
'''Aigis:''' He says, "This is a place of peace, so I protected it."\\
'''Junpei:''' Uh, Aigis? Don't tell me you can translate dog language too...\\
'''Aigis:''' Canines do not have their own language. However, speech is not the only means of communication. [[note]]The Answer reveals that she is able to understand his thoughts and feelings. [[/note]]
** [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/Persona4Arena Arena]]'' reveals that this is because it was inherited from the 5th Generation Anti-Shadow weapons, one of whom took time to communicate with a puppy named Snowy. In ''[[VideoGame/Persona4ArenaUltimax Ultimax]]'' Aigis meets him, now an old dog.]]
* StalkerWithACrush: She follows the protagonist around, picks his lock enough to start setting records about it, and watches him sleeping for hours on end. [[spoiler:However, she does have a non-romance based reason, even if she can't remember it.]]
* {{Stonewall}}: She has naturally-good tanking abilities in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ'', seeing as though she natively has [[TakingTheBullet Safeguard]], and possesses very high HP and Endurance compared to her allies.
* TakingUpTheMantle: In The Answer, she gains the Protagonist's Wild Card ability, Orpheus, and the role as PlayerCharacter [[spoiler:now that he's dead.]]
* VerbalTic: In Japanese version, she ends her sentence with the formal and rarely used "de arimasu". The English voice has her speak with robotic pauses that clear the more human she becomes.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: She struggles with this during her S. Link, but only a little.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Koromaru]]
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/P3-Koramaru_6188.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:225:''[[HeroicDog Awooo!]]'']]
->'''Arcana:''' Strength\\
'''Persona:''' [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Cerberus]]

Koromaru is a Shiba Inu whose owner, a monk at the Naganaki Shrine, died two years ago in a car accident. He originally continued to live at the shrine as a stray. He's amazingly loyal, walking on the same routes through town that his master took him on when he was alive and keeping vigil at the shrine. However there's more to this dog aside from being an adorable pooch: he gained the potential after seeing his master get killed by a Shadow on one of their late-night walks.

When SEES discovers that a Shadow has strayed out of Tartarus and is heading towards Naganaki shrine, they arrive to see an injured Koromaru, and the Shadow nowhere in sight. Commending the dog's bravery for defending the shrine, and amazement that a dog can summon a persona at all, they give him the best veterinary care and, once he's recovered, a home in the dorms.

Koromaru's persona is the Strength Arcana's Cerberus, who uses fire and darkness spells. Koromaru himself uses a dagger to fight by holding it in his mouth and wears cloth and leather dogsuits as armor. Once Aigis joins the team, she often translates Koromaru's wishes for the rest of SEES. He replaces Yuko as the Strength Social Link in the female protagonist's path.

Koromaru works with Junpei during The Answer, who is frustrated at the group infighting.
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* ABoyAndHisX: A Girl And Her Dog in ''[[UpdatedRerelease Persona 3 Portable]]'', since Koromaru is a social link for the female protagonist.
* AdaptedOut: Of the stage play, for pretty obvious reasons.
* BadassAdorable: He's a cute dog, and a very powerful party member.
* BerserkButton: Don't try to damage the shrine in any way.
* CastingAShadow: One of his primary focuses are the instant kill Mudo skills, which he is also immune to.
* CutlassBetweenTheTeeth: He holds a knife between his teeth for his attacks.
* DarkIsNotEvil: His persona specializes in Dark element spells, and is very resistant to it as well.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He has a scar on his abdomen from the shadow attack, which is the reason why he doesn't like getting his belly rubbed.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: He doesn't just charge into shadows with that knife, he ''somersaults'' into them.
* EvilDetectingDog
* {{Expy}}: Of UsefulNotes/{{Hachiko}} and Pascal, the dog from ''ShinMegamiTenseiI'' that would later be fused with a demon to become Cerberus, who serves as Koromaru's Persona.
* FragileSpeedster: Has the highest agility and dodge stat by far, but has a low endurance stat. His "footwear" equipment are his own two paws, and they have a base evasion of 125, and since you cannot buy footwear for him, it boosts his valuability.
* {{Hellhound}}: His Persona, Cerberus, not Koromaru himself.
* HeroicDog
* MyGreatestFailure: Considers his failure to protect his previous owner as this. In ''Q'', Aigis and Margaret interpret this as his desire to not want his Persona to change whereas the party does, as a reminder of why he fights.
* PlayingWithFire: Has access to the Agi skills as well as immunity to fire, and he fits this role better than Junpei, the other Agi user, as the latter's Personas are more physically oriented.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:Ikutsuki didn't crucify the puppy, leaving him free to interfere.]]
* TeamPet: Although Aigis acts as something of an interpreter, leading to Koromaru demanding to be treated more like a human than a pet. You can take him to the movies!
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ken Amada]]
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[[caption-width-right:146:''[[AdorablyPrecociousChild Don't underestimate me because of my age.]]'']]
->'''Arcana:''' Justice\\
'''Persona:''' [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Nemesis]], [[Myth/HinduMythology Kala-Nemi]]\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MonaMarshall (English), Creator/CindyRobinson (English, ''Persona 4 Arena Ultimax'', ''Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth''), Creator/MegumiOgata (Japanese)\\
'''Live actors:''' Waku Sakaguchi/Tomonori Suzuki

Ken is a precocious, serious 11 year-old orphan the heroes first meet around town. He's soon invited by Ikutsuki to live in the SEES dorms once he's discovered to have the potential and, once his persona awakens, he volunteers to join SEES's fights against the Shadows despite the reservation of members like Yukari. Upon hearing that Ken is working with SEES, Shinjiro also rejoins the group. Ken mainly fights with spears and polearms, and his Persona is Nemesis of the Justice Arcana. It learns [[ConfusionFu a diverse array of skills]], but mainly specializes in light spells.

In the female protagonist's path in the PSP remake, Ken replaces Chihiro for the Justice Social Link. The interactions deal with him overcoming his buried resentment over his mother's passing, his childish tendencies versus his desire to be seen as an adult, and as a romantic option. The English release downplays this aspect of the relationship, however.

In The Answer, Ken sides with Akihiko.

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* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Cute? Check. Serious? Check. Hates being thought of as a kid? Check. Relationship with an older girl? The tone may vary, but at the very least his Social Link with the FeMC is at the very least CoolBigSis with the potential for a romance.
* {{Adorkable}}: He is absolutely adorable when he's geeking out, be it over an action flick or a cool manga. He tries hiding this, though, as he feels that it makes him appear childish.
* AdultsAreUseless: ''The Answer'' reveals that he was particularly hit hard with this. [[spoiler:It leads him to believing that he should take matters of finding his mom's murderer into his own hands.]] It also becomes the basis for the trope below.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: It's not him, but the Female Protagonist has to perform in order to make the Social Link romantic. After telling him she hangs around him because she "likes" him, he remarks that's how adults lie. When she exclaims that she isn't lying, he finally trusts her enough to confirm his feelings.
* BadassAdorable: He's the youngest member in S.E.E.S. and can stick a gun (er, evoker) to his head without flinching, yet he doesn't lose anything that makes him an adorable little kid. He also wields a rather large spear quite effectively despite his size.
** In the movie, he's shown to be fighting Shadows even before joining S.E.E.S. since in this adaptation, he believes that a stray Shadow killed his mother.
* BeYourself: A lot of his social link revolves around telling him he really should act his age. Of course, since the link is only available for the female protagonist that he has a PrecociousCrush on he's even more reluctant than normal to do so.
* BladeOnAStick: Ken specializes in spears.
* BreakTheCutie: Oh yes, definitely. First he loses his mom, and then her death is covered up as an accident when he personally saw her killed. Then he finds who her killer is and tries to steel himself to avenge her but [[spoiler:finds that her killer will die anyway. Then Shinjiro, said killer, takes a bullet meant for him, being killed by Takaya in the process.]]
** Even worse in the movies, where at first he thinks it's some random Shadow that killed his mom. Then it turns out to be the person he admired most was [[spoiler:Shinjiro Aragaki]].
* BrokenPedestal: In the second movie, Ken is rewritten to initially admiring Shinjiro, unaware that the Shadow that killed his mother was [[spoiler:Shinjiro's Persona on a rampage]]. When he finds out the truth, [[BreakTheCutie boy does he not take it well]].
* CheerfulChild: Becomes this during the festival in the second movie, when he's hanging out with Shinjiro.
* ClosetGeek: He LOVES superheroes, but tries to downplay it so as not to seem immature. If you take him to the superhero movie marathon, his fanboy side gets the better of him and he starts gushing about the flick.
* CombatMedic: Has access to very good healing spells, but can still use effective Light attacks and is very good with a spear.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Along with the protagonist, Akihiko, and Shinjiro.
* CovertPervert: In the [[ValuesDissonance original Japanese version]] he's not above using the fact that the Female Protagonist is a {{Shotacon}} ''against'' her if you're in a relationship. One scene that got intact through localization is the fact that post Junpei going on about KimonoFanservice, he's still flustered around Female Protagonist, if you're in a relationship with him.
* CrossdressingVoices
* DontYouDarePityMe: He hates being treated sympathetically, to the point of [[spoiler:wanting to kill himself to run away from it.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: All but states that avenging his mom was the only thing that kept him going after her death. [[spoiler:When he learns that Shinjiro will die anyway even if he doesn't kill him, he loses his purpose to live and allows Takaya to shoot him. He's saved only because Shinjiro takes the bullet for him.]]
* HarmfulToMinors: Well, [[spoiler:he saw his mother killed. It's accidental, but he doesn't know that.]] It's bad when facing Shadows isn't the worst thing on this list.
** And then he witnesses [[spoiler:Shinjiro, the one who killed his mom, take a bullet for him]].
* HeroicBSOD: Implied to have happened after his mother died. [[spoiler:And then when Shinjiro takes the bullet meant for him and dies in his place.]]
* HoldingHands: Gets freaked out after tricking the FeMC into doing this. When asked why, it's because he thought of "the kids being used" while holding her hand.
* IAmSpartacus: He claims to be the team's MissionControl [[spoiler:when Takaya demands to know who's helping SEES find the Full Moon Shadows and kill them, something Takaya doesn't want to happen]].
* KidHero: He's only in elementary school.
* LightEmUp: His persona is of the Justice Arcana and he's obsessed with the idea early on, which fits with the idea of light in this 'verse. However, [[LightIsNotGood light isn't necessarily good in SMT]] and focuses on instant kill abilities.
* MasterOfNone: Ken's primary niche is as a CombatMedic who is useful because he's tougher than [[SquishyWizard Yukari]]. In addition to this, he has a single-target [[LightEmUp Hama spell]], unboosted, a single-target [[ShockAndAwe electric spell]], also unboosted, and a couple single-target physical moves for which he doesn't have enough strength to make really effective. His main problem is that he tries to be too many things at once, [[FridgeBrilliance as you might expect of a kid trying too hard to be an adult]]. As such, the skills he shares with others are done better by others, and the skills that are unique to him are useless on bosses and mini-bosses.
** Averted in ''Q'', however. Along with Hama skills having a much higher success rate, the sub-persona system allows him access to skills that he wouldn't have before and lets him cover all his usual weaknesses. Not to mention since the game's mechanics tend to favor MagicKnight characters, his nature as a CombatMedic shines very brightly. And let's not forget to mention the lack of [[ArtificialStupidity a certain other trait that tends to hurt Ken in the original game.]]
*** He also has the second highest luck stat in the game with a decent enough speed, making him of the more useful support characters; the luck stat also affects the rate at which instant-kills land, making him more useful in that regard as well.
* MeaningfulName: Both the kanji of his given name and family name are synonymous, meaning 'heaven' as a reference to his arcana. More depressingly, his first name can also mean 'drought' or 'to desiccate'. [[spoiler:One could interpret that as his life being a drought to him without his mother and the cover up of her death, or his revenge dried up due to Shinjiro's health and Takaya's intervention]]
* TheMedic: Like Yukari, he learns the Media line of skills and learns Samarecarm at level 73 slightly behind Yukari who learns it at level 68. The Recarm line of spells is maintained in ''Persona Q'', in which it is very handy to have Samarecarm for late-game.
* MurderSuicide: [[spoiler:It's implied that after getting revenge on his mother's killer, he then wants to end his own life]].
* OrphansOrdeal: [[spoiler:Shinjiro accidentally killed Ken's mother when his persona went out of control. Ken is hellbent on revenge.]]
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: [[spoiler:His NewGamePlus Ending plays this quite tragically]].
* PrecociousCrush: He has a crush on the female protagonist, but knows that he's too young to really have a chance, though he ''is'' a romance option. He's more serious about it than you might expect.
* ThePromise: Rank 10 romantic has Ken promising not to leave her behind and asks the protagonist for the same. It's also slightly different between the localizations, with the original Japanese asking the main character to love only him with the English localization switching it to letting him be there for her. Swear to it, and he [[FirstNameBasis drops the -san when referring to her]].
* {{Revenge}}: He lives to find his mother's killer and punish them.
* SecretRelationship: In the lovers route, naturally. He freaks if you tell him that you two should come out and tells her to [[ButThouMust keep it a secret.]]
* ShockAndAwe: He has access to a few Zio spells, but not to the extent of Akihiko.
* ThroughHisStomach: Almost all of his dates are taking him out to dinner and one time actually making [[YourFavorite his favorite meal, omelets and wild rice.]]
* TokenMiniMoe: Token cute, sympathetic kid of the group and a potential love interest for the female protagonist, though downplayed relative to the other guys.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: [[spoiler:Killing your mother's killer is pushing it for a 10 year old. Takaya's insinuations that Ken [[DrivenToSuicide planned to off himself afterwards]] make it far, far worse. The manga doesn't help.]]
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Ken does! They've been subject to MemeticMutation within the fandom.
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Mother]]: [[spoiler:Ken joins SEES hoping that it will provide him with the chance to kill Shinjiro in revenge for Shinjiro's role in his mother's death. Further, he's intensely distressed when he finds out that Shinjiro is dying anyhow, feeling that it robs his vengeance of meaning. Ultimately, Ken forgives him, but it takes Shinjiro not only accepting blame for his mother's death but also taking a bullet for Ken for good measure.]]
** The movie switches things around, so that Ken initially joined SEES so he could hunt down Shadows, believing that a Shadow killed his mother. [[spoiler:Once he learns it was actually Shinjiro's Persona, it becomes this.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shinjiro Aragaki]]
[[quoteright:227:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/P3-Shinjiro_8149.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:225:''[[IneffectualLoner Tch. I don't need your help.]]'']]
->'''Arcana:''' The Hierophant\\
'''Persona:''' [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Castor]]\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/GrantGeorge (English), Creator/KazuyaNakai (Japanese)\\
'''Live actor:''' Ray Fujita

A former member of SEES, he left the group several years before following a tragic accident. Despite looking like a delinquent, he has his soft side. After pestering his friend throughout many early game scenes, Akihiko finally persuades his old friend Shinjiro to rejoin the group after Ken Amada does the same. Shinjiro uses [[DropTheHammer axes and other bludgeoning weapons]] in battle, and his Persona is the physically-oriented Castor of the Hierophant Arcana.

In the female protagonist's story, Shinjiro is her Moon S.Link, replacing Nozomi and allowing the player character to see much more of his softer side, unlike the male protagonist who does not have much opportunity to interact with him and receives a somewhat more standoffish attitude from him. In his S.Link, Shinjiro prods the protagonist about concerns over her health and their teammates' eating habits, assists Fuuka with her cooking, and at one point makes a grand dinner for the rest of SEES. He also voices concerns over Akihiko's well-being and talks about their childhoods and his sister, Miki. Towards the end of the link, the protagonist can retrieve a pocket watch he'd lost from the police station and return it to him.

After maxing his S.Link, the female can start a romantic relationship with him by talking to him again -- although she will have to be ''very'' persistent with her feelings to overcome his reluctance.

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* AManIsAlwaysEager: Averted. You have to be ''really'' persistent with wanting to pursue a romantic relationship until he gets over his hesitation. After that though, he won't hold back.
* AnAxeToGrind: Uses axes as his main weapons in Persona 3 along with hammers; he drops the axes in ''[[VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth Persona Q]]'' and exclusively uses hammers.
* AscendedExtra: A variation; while the rest of the male SEES members get social links with the female protagonist, he stands out even more, [[spoiler:given that he's only playable in-game for one month before he kicks it]]. Pretty amazing that one can get a detailed glimpse of his life and why he's the way he is within that period of time.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:Killing Ken's mom is what caused him to leave SEES. When Ken tries to get his revenge, Shinjiro doesn't try to stop him.]]
* BackupFromOtherworld
* {{Badass}}: Punks on the bad side of town are quite leery of screwing with him, and that's without his persona.
** BadassAdorable: Not only he's a huge badass, like the rest, but he's also an awkwardly cute and sweet guy with a HiddenHeartOfGold.
** In gameplay too, as he's one of the most effective characters you can have in your party.
** BadassBaritone: Has the deepest voice in the entire cast. It only underscores his powerful, imposing aura.
** BadassLongcoat: Is almost always seen wearing his trusty coat.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Looks after Ken in this way. [[spoiler:It's atonement for killing his mother by accident.]]
* BoringButPractical: His fighting style is completely this. He only learns physical moves and his persona has no elemental immunities. At the same time, he has the highest physical attack in the game and plenty of health points to burn it on, and has no elemental weaknesses either. This, combined with his uncanny ability to score critical hits, make him a fantastic tank.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: He acts like a tough guy, but in truth he's so soft that it's the only thing you really see during his social link.
* ButIWouldReallyEnjoyIt: A rare male example after his S.Link in Persona 3 Portable is maxed. To put it simply, he's not just afraid of their relationship changing, he knows that [[spoiler:he's going to die by any of three ways, and that romance ''will not'' end well. ]]
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Gets hit with this hard in spin-offs. He had a relatively short amount of time as an actual party member in the original game, but each of his subsequent appearances give him more ample development. The PSP remake made him a Social Link for the Female Protagonist route [[spoiler:(and can be saved from his death if it's maxed out)]], the movies expand on his interactions with the other members of SEES and ''Q'', in addition to being a fully-fledged party member, establishes his role as the DeadpanSnarker OnlySaneMan to the rest of the cast.
* ConvenientComa: [[spoiler:Of the PutOnABus variety. If you play as a girl and retrieve his pocket watch, he survives the October 4th Full Moon Operation, but since he dies under any other circumstances, he spends the rest of the game hospitalized and in a coma in order to not interfere too much with the plot. You can see him again at the end of the game in a New Game Plus, though.]]
* TheComicallySerious: As demonstrated in his video short.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: See Akihiko's entry above.
* CrutchCharacter: To a degree. While he never falls behind, he sports the highest attack out of the party and comes with some severely damaging attacks as soon as you get him. This, coupled with the fact that most of the bosses you face right after getting him are very susceptible to physical attacks and his tendency to feel "great" rather frequently, make him quite the powerhouse when you first get him. [[spoiler:His death follows shortly after, cementing him as this.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: He's an orphan like Akihiko [[spoiler:and accidentally killed Ken's mother.]]
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler:Implied. He was going to die any way, so he preferred to go out atoning for his sins. The Movie makes it much more obvious that not only is he killing himself with the suppressents, but that he's dying out of guilt for what he did.]]
* DropTheHammer: Several of his weapons are hammers and other blunt objects, and in ''[[VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth Persona Q]]'' his weapons are always rendered as a sledgehammer.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The very first line you hear him say is the game's first [[PrecisionFStrike Precision S Strike]].
* GuestStarPartyMember: [[spoiler:He rejoins SEES after hearing Ken has been recruited. He's only ever available until October 4, when he's killed off. Averted in ''Q'', as that game takes place just before the October 4th event and as such Shinjiro is available for the whole game.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Akihiko, who he still hangs out with even after leaving SEES.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: He deliberately fosters and enjoys an aura of intimidation and aloofness, and is very embarrassed when others discover his kindness.
** PlayedForLaughs in the second movie. He does some cooking to make some food for Koromaru while no one's watching. But then he turns his head and notices [[StalkerWithoutACrush Aigis staring at him.]] He immediately gets flustered, not helped by Mass Destruction being played as the background music.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Says almost these exact words during his S.Link.
* [[IllGirl Ill Boy]]: Thanks to the Suppressants, his immune system is seriously degraded, resulting in a number of complications. According to Episode 1 of ''Persona Stalker Club'', his body's inability to regulate its own temperature is one of them.
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: It's what trips him in his CriticalFailure.
* InterfaceSpoiler: Averted. [[spoiler:His Persona has a full complement of skills that it can learn all the way up to and past around level 70, including God Hand. Most of them will likely still not have been learned yet by October 4th, unless the player specifically makes a point of level-grinding him.]]
* {{Irony}}: During his social link, he is reluctant to romance the female protagonist because [[spoiler:he is terminally ill and does not want to break her heart with his death]]. If you complete the social link, [[spoiler:he outlives her]].
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: When you Max out his S.Link as the female character in the portable remake, he hints that his feelings for her are like this. [[spoiler:Under the circumstances he's in, it's perfectly reasonable.]]
* JerkassFacade: Played almost humorously when he's unsuccessful, then becomes quite tragic when you realize how far he'll go for those he cares about.
* LostForever: As the female protagonist, [[spoiler:miss a Social Link meeting with him and you're screwed out of hitting max rank.]]
* MeaningfulName: "Aragaki" is written with characters meaning [[JerkassFacade "rough" or "rude" and "wall"]].
* MightyGlacier: He can both take and dish out impressive amounts of damage at the cost of speed and no access to elemental magic. Having no weaknesses makes him even bulkier, and as a result he makes for a very effective tank in Q.
* MoralityPet: He's nice to Koromaru so that we know he's really a softie.
* NonElemental: His Persona has no elemental weaknesses, but no resistances either.
* NotTooDeadToSaveTheDay: [[spoiler:The protagonists doesn't pull together enough HP to cast the Great Seal until Shinjiro's voice provides the last bit of encouragement.]]
* OddFriendship: With Akihiko. The overachieving BigManOnCampus isn't usually best friends with an incredibly shady thug.
* PaletteSwap: Appearance-wise, Castor is a black-colored Polydeuces, but their similarities end there. In addition to specializing almost entirely in physical attacks (wheras Polydeuces is a JackOfAllStats), there's a blade in Castor's chest, and he's riding a CoolHorse.
* ParentalAbandonment
* PleaseKillMeIfItSatisfiesYou: [[spoiler:He's prepared to let Ken kill him to make up for his AccidentalMurder of Ken's mother. [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim But he warns that if Ken does kill him, he'll end up becoming just like him.]]]]
* PlotlineDeath: [[spoiler:Dies intercepting a bullet meant for Ken in the male protagonist's path or if you fail to clear his S. Link as a girl. He's only around in Persona Q because of time travel, taking him from a month before he dies.]]
* PocketProtector: [[spoiler:Getting the last rank of his S.Link in the female protagonist's route requires her to find a pocketwatch he mentions he has lost, and return it to him. Having it in his pocket on October 4th is what makes it possible for him to survive being shot, although he's still seriously injured.]]
* PowerTrio: With Akihiko and Mitsuru. The ego.
* PrecisionFStrike: Adios, ''asshole.''
* PromotedToPlayable: Kinda. In the original game, he's [[spoiler:a GuestStarPartyMember]] but in ''Persona Q'' he's with you for the entire game.
* PutOnABus: If you're playing as a girl and you max out his S. Link and retrieve his watch, [[spoiler:he survives but enters into a coma instead.]]
* RealMenWearPink: He's very fond of cooking and is a regular viewer of the family cooking show. In his S. Link, he, the protagonist and Fuuka cook a restaurant-quality meal big enough for everyone in SEES.
* SarcasticDevotee: Especially to the male protagonist, who comes in for some snark from Shinjiro in combat: "Tch. Who does he think he is?" He's less belligerent to the female protagonist, but still warns her that he'll fight however he wants to and complains if she heals him in battle.
* SatelliteCharacter: He and the male protagonist don't spend much time together and he is defined entirely through his interactions with Akihiko and Ken. This is not the case in the PSP version, however, thanks to having significantly more opportunity to interact with the female protagonist as a Social Link.
* SecretlyDying: [[spoiler:The suppressants he takes are not exactly good for him.]]
* SugarAndIceGuy: Tough as he may be, his social link with the [=FeMC=] shows another side of him that is quite unexpected.
* SupremeChef: It's stated that he cooks most of the team's meals, though he seems slightly embarrassed about it.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:How he dies on October 4. He dives between Ken and Takaya's gun, saving the boy's life.]]
* TeamMom: Think about it. He's a good cook, worries about whether or not everyone's eating properly, tells you to take care not to get sick... Face it, he's your ideal HouseHusband.
* {{Tsundere}}: Equip him with the tuxedo in Tartarus and talk to him for his reaction. You'll either [[CrowningMomentOfFunny laugh]] or {{squee}}.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: In battle, he's pretty much only capable of one thing: hitting things REALLY hard. He does a ''very'' good job of it though.
* WhenHeSmiles: In [=P3P=], he only smiles during the Social Link, which makes a pleasant surprise for those unaware. The only time you get to see Shinjiro smile in the MALE protagonist route is him talking to Koromaru while going on a walk.
* ThinkHappyThoughts: Surprisingly his mantra, which keeps him from being too depressed over his condition, and tries to pass this belief to the protagonist. It's also what makes him so distant from Akihiko, who broods quite often about Miki, much to Shinjiro's discomfort.
* YouLoseAtZeroTrust: Averted if you are playing as the female character, where he is a Social Link. As long as you meet with him every time the chance arises, you are perfectly guaranteed to hit max rank.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shuji Ikutsuki]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DanWoren (English), Creator/HideyukiHori (Japanese)\\
'''Live actor:''' Shoichi Honda

Referred to as "the Chairman", Ikutsuki is the school chairman and the head of SEES. He worked with Mitsuru and Yukari's fathers on the project ten years ago, and was one of the designers of Aigis. Despite not having a Persona, as a result of being involved in the project, he knows how to enter the Dark Hour and provides briefings and support to the members of SEES during their major missions. He has a terrible sense of humor.

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* AbsentMindedProfessor: He's fairly spacy and spends most of his free time making terrible puns.
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:He wishes to bring the Fall to wipe out most of humanity so that he can rule as its prince afterward.]]
* BadSamaritan: [[spoiler:He acts nice and friendly, and to an extent he really is, but he's also pretty crazy beneath that.]]
* BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler:With Nyx and Strega. He's pulling the strings behind S.E.E.S. to willingly bring about the fall. He could be considered the main antagonist except he dies soon after TheReveal.]]
* BigGood: The founder S.E.E.S, but he is not able to summon a Persona. [[spoiler:Subverted when it turns out he's been using S.E.E.S. to bring about the Fall.]]
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:He gets shot and falls off a tall roof to his death. It's even lampshaded by a guy who hangs out around the movie theater, saying that that's how all the villains die, though he dismisses that idea.]]
* EvilAllAlong
* EvilPlan: [[spoiler:He's responsible for releasing Death, and manipulated SEES into destroying the twelve Full Moon Shadows in order to create Nyx Avatar. He does all this to bring about The Fall because of a prophecy he read.]]
* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler: [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo Ikari and Keel Lorenz]]. All three are amoral, bespectacled individuals who publicly lead humanity's defense against TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt while secretly trying to make it happen]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:When he describes how destroying the 12 Shadows will end the Dark Hour, he simply says that "there's evidence to support it." Nowhere does he give any specifics. This is your first hint that he's actually lying through his teeth and using you.]]
* TheHeavy: [[spoiler:His plans to bring The Fall take up about 2/3-3/4 of the game.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Ikutsuki is the one who suggested Koromaru join SEES. Guess who ruined his attempt at having Aigis kill SEES to bring about the Fall. In the PSP remake, though, he fails due to a Dying Moment of Awesome from Takeharu Kirijo.]]
* ItIsBeyondSaving: His true agenda regarding [[spoiler:starting the end of the world.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:He pulls off being a fatherly nice guy with freakish ease, so when he finally drops the act, the difference between the bad pun spewing professor figure he played as, and the AxCrazy lunatic he really is was quite a shock to EVERYONE.]]
* MeaningfulName: "Ikutsuki" is written with the character for "moon".
* MeetTheNewBoss: Ikutsuki repeats [[spoiler:Nyarlathotep's rhetoric almost word-for-word at certain points on his rant. The entire concept of The Fall -- cleansing an unclean world as a means to eventually bring about "paradise" -- is virtually identical to the long-term goals of The Masquerade, which was a doomsday cult founded and manipulated by Nyar in ''Persona 2: Innocent Sin''.]]
* MoleInCharge: [[spoiler:Despite founding S.E.E.S., his ultimate goal is something that none of the other members want. Jin briefly mentions being surprised by the fact that Ikutsuki was the heroes' boss.]]
* MrExposition: He's responsible for a lot of info dumps early on for how things in the story work.
* NietzscheWannabe: [[spoiler: He honestly believes that humanity desires the Fall and hastens to bring it about.]]
* NonActionGuy: He has no Persona, so he can't fight Shadows.
* NotSoSimilar: Ikutsuki looks eerily similar to Takaya Sakaki, and ends up [[spoiler: having roughly the same ideas and goals as him]]. A player would be forgiven for thinking they were the same person, or were related. They end up completely irrelevant to each other.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Subverted, in the fact that he actually ''does'' find his jokes funny, though this wasn't originally clear. However, he's not as goofy as he acts.
* PetTheDog: From ''Ultimax''. [[spoiler: While he is the cause of Sho Minazuki's coma, and he overall didn't care much for him, he still put him up in a hospital and left him enough money that he could be taken care of, both before and after he left the hospital. As opposed to say, throwing him in a ditch and calling it a day.]]
* PungeonMaster: He constantly spews truly terrible puns. In FES and the PSP version, he even gets a special video segment dedicated to him getting distracted with making puns when talking about the first boss.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: His "serious" face.
* SlasherSmile: [[spoiler:Sports one when he drops the "good guy" act, though his smile makes him look like he's either drunk or high off his ass.]]
* SmugSnake: [[spoiler:His plan may have worked, but his downfall came pretty quickly after he dropped his act.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His name is written as "Syuji" in the credits of the [[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-721759465236681969&hl=en bad ending.]]
%%* TreacherousAdvisor
* WalkingSpoiler: As if all the whited-out stuff above didn't tell you, he's subject to a pretty big twist.
[[/folder]]

!The Velvet Room

[[folder:Elizabeth and Theodore]]
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[[caption-width-right:270: ''[[SpiritAdvisor Welcome to the Velvet Room.]]'']]
->'''Voiced by:''' (Elizabeth): Creator/TaraPlatt (English), Creator/MiyukiSawashiro (Japanese)\\
'''Voiced by:''' (Theodore): Creator/TravisWillingham (English, ''Persona 3 Portable,'' ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena''), Creator/BrycePapenbrook (English, ''Persona Q''), Creator/JunichiSuwabe (Japanese)

Igor's assistants. Elizabeth appears in the original, FES, [=P3P=] in the male protagonist's path, and as a choice in the female protagonist's path. Theodore is only available in [=P3P=] in the female character's story. Both serve the same role in the game. They send the main characters on different {{sidequest}}s and, in the FES and [=P3P=] editions, can visit the human world with the main character and become romantically involved with him or her. Theodore is Elizabeth's younger brother, and both are the younger siblings of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'''s Margaret.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Compared to Margaret, both of them comes off as adorably naive and gullible.
* AlmightyJanitor: As shown by their BonusBoss battles. Probably the strongest elevator attendants you'll ever get to face. They can break the damage [[{{Cap}} cap]] for Pete's sake!
* AlwaysABiggerFish: Elizabeth summons [[PhysicalGod Zeus]] as a persona in ''Persona Q'', only to end up [[DemonicPossession possessed]] and made into his vessel for a battle against all the persona users.
* ApologeticAttacker: Theodore. Elizabeth also apologizes occasionally when you fight her, but not nearly as often.
* {{Badass}}: Both. Their BonusBoss fight is often regarded as the most difficult out of the latter Persona games. Elizabeth in particular mentions that she took on The Reaper with no weapons, personas, resistances, armor, and her arms tied behind her back. ''She nearly won''.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Theodore wears quite the nice looking suit.
* BonusBoss: They can only be faced very late in the game and are significantly more powerful than the actual final boss. The multiple lifebars of the only come up to somewhat more HP than them, and taking in their greater resilience, they take ''WAY'' more damage before going down, in addition to having all the strongest attacks in the game.
* BigEater: Elizabeth, who wonders why you stopped eating after your seventh meal.
* {{Bishonen}}: Theodore is considered by many fans as the most handsome of the male characters in the entire series.
* BigSisterBully: Elizabeth is almost constantly messing with Theodore whenever they interact.
* BullyingADragon: It's clear Elizabeth outright fears Margaret that she doesn't want to piss her off, even if her big sister does wrong on her. [[BigSisterBully In turn, Elizabeth makes Theodore pay instead]].
* ButtMonkey: Theodore. Elizabeth utterly trolls him in summer festival Drama CD, and during his fetch-quests he makes references to his sisters feeding him things like dog food and soybean powder.
** Taken UpToEleven in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ'', where Theodore is constantly being tricked and bossed around by Elizabeth and living in fear of Margaret. Marie is also constantly bossing him around. It's so bad that not even pretending Kanji as a younger brother to Theodore doesn't sway him to be convinced to overthrow the tyranny of his sisters, but rather as ''dividing the punishment'' equally. Poor guy can't catch a break...
* CloudCuckooLander: Overlaps with FishOutOfWater, as both of them display some very bizarre ideas about modern life during their dates. The main characters mostly doesn't seem to have the heart to correct their cheerful misconceptions.
* CovertPervert: Elizabeth says a classic HospitalHottie line in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ'', and claims she learned about it from a book on ''Theodore's'' shelf. Of course, this being [[TheGadfly Elizabeth]] it may have been a joke.
* DamageSpongeBoss: The only enemies aside from the FinalBoss that can survive a hit from Armageddon, and even then the boss in question only survives it because it has multiple life bars.
* FishOutOfWater: Elizabeth and Theo during your dates clearly have no idea what's going on in the human world.
* TheGadfly: While Elizabeth doesn't understand much of human culture, she knows a bit more than she lets on, and sometimes acts inappropriately just to get a rise out of people.
* HospitalHottie: Elizabeth tries to invoke the image while acting as the nurse in ''VideoGame/PersonaQ''.
* HumansThroughAlienEyes: Theo and Elizabeth have some ''very'' odd ideas about how the human world works.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Like their older sister, they wield the Persona Compendium as their weapon.
* IWillFindYou: [[spoiler:A variation on this, after the events of ''3''. In ''4'', Margaret reveals that Elizabeth has left the Velvet Room in an attempt to find and save the main character from his fate as the Seal.]]
** [[spoiler:It is likely similar for Theo, who, after his final date, promises to overcome any obstacle for the sake of the female protagonist, should she ever find herself in trouble.]]
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Theodore. He'll claim that he was just trying to be funny whenever he does or says something ignorant.
* LaxativePrank: Elizabeth pulls one on Akihiko in Persona Q - her {{Troll}}-like nature in that game leaves it unclear how accidental it is.
* {{Manchild}}: Compared to Elizabeth, Theodore is much more child-like in demeanor during the dates. While Elizabeth shows a sort of morbid fascination with the human world, Theo's is much more innocent, and he can react with fear or amazement at things Elizabeth just finds mildly amusing.
* MarriedToTheJob: They fear that spending too much time with the protagonist will cause them to perform poorly at their job as a Velvet Room attendant, prompting them to break things off.
* MasterOfAll: They both have the strongest attacks of every element and the best status effects moves, and can kill the player instantly using Megidolaon.
* NiceGuy: One of Theodore's distinct characteristics is his politeness towards everyone. He is also the only one of the Velvet siblings who lacks a cruel sense of humor.
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: While most of what Elizabeth says or does is [[FishOutOfWater charming]], some of her reactions to certain things can be rather, interesting. Take her response to the medical dummy you bring her from school, which she calls the ''Shell of Man''. She seems morbidly fascinated and intrigued when the eyes pop out. A funnier variant also exists; bring Elizabeth "Machine Oil" (which she confuses for cooking oil) and she comments that she really, ''really'' wants to try eating a machine some day.
* NoSocialSkills: Hoo, boy. Where does Igor ''find'' these people?
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: In light of what this trope [[EnemyWithout signifies]] in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', Elizabeth and Theodore's eye color has inspired [[EpilepticTrees the creation of wiggling willows]].
* ThrowTheBookAtThem: They'll hit you with those huge books about as often as they summon personas from them.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: To their growing confusion, they find themselves increasingly interested in the protagonist until, assuming you've attended all their dates, [[spoiler:you 'spend some time alone' in your room together.]] Love seems to be an emotion that they're not really supposed to be feeling, because after that they both stop responding with anything more than professionalism to keep from getting distracted from their critical roles.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Igor]]
See Characters/PersonaRecurring.
[[/folder]]

!Social Links

[[folder:Classmates]]

!!Kenji Tomochika
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KenjiNojima (Drama [=CDs=], Film).

A fellow classmate of the MC, Kenji is the first social link, the Magician, which is established automatically soon after he starts attending Gekkoukan High. Already friends with Junpei and Kazushi, he's also somewhat attracted to Yukari, though the player soon discovers that he mostly has a thing for older women. In fact, pursuing his social link reveals that he has a crush on one of his teachers, and the MC helps him in his quest to win her over.

He loses his S. Link status in [=P3P=] to Junpei if the player chooses the female MC, though he still makes appearances as part of Rio Iwasaki's S. Link.

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* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: In FES, after the school festival is canceled, Kenji and the MC can act out an impromptu Manzai routine for the rest of the class, with Kenji acting as the boke and MC the tsukkomi.
* BookEnds: His Social Link ends exactly how it began, with him inviting the MCs for ramen and talking about getting a girlfriend.
* HiddenDepths: Kenji is surprisingly fashion conscious, commenting on the MCs's wardrobe at certain points. In fact, the item he gives the MC at the end of his S. Link is a choker he made for him because he "doesn't look fashionable enough."
** He's also the in-game tutorial for the game's dating mechanic.
* HopeSpot: During Rank 7 of his Social Link he thinks he's making progress with Emiri, but she actually just has her own fiancee.
* HotForTeacher: He has a crush on his teacher, and they actually start dating.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: A lot of his comments about preferring older women come off as this, especially around Rio whom he doesn't realize has feelings for him. In the first [=P3P=] drama, his statements offend the other girls to the point even the FeMC gets angry.
* LikesOlderWomen:
* LoveHurts: His perception that his love for his teacher was reciprocated turns out to be a mistake and she's actually kind of creeped out.
* ObliviousToLove : Is completely unaware of Rio's feelings towards him.

!!Hidetoshi Odagiri
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HiroakiMiura (Drama [=CDs=], Film)

As a member of Gekkoukan High's student council, Hidetoshi heads the student disciplinary committee. As expected, he's strict and unyielding and can come off as quite the hardass. He's also a very unpopular with the rest of the student body because of his no-nonsense attitude. After Mitsuru has the MC join the student council, Hidetoshi becomes the Emperor S. Link, and pursuing his S. Link has him/her helping out with finding a student who left a cigarette butt in one of the school male bathrooms while exploring his need for order and ideals.

In [=P3P=], Hidetoshi falls in love with the female protagonist during his S.Link, but wants to wait until he's worthy of her love before he tries to make it official.

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* DefrostingIceKing: He's cold and severe, but mellows out over the course of his link when he comes to understand that his methods are selfish and flawed and the people supporting him are jerks. His defrosting is a little more emphasized with the female protagonist as he develops a crush on her.
* {{Determinator}}: Break the rules, and Hidetoshi will hunt you down, and he will '''never stop''' until he finds you.
* DisappearedDad: His dad was arrested and Hidetoshi isn't really sure if he's guilty or not, which has helped shaped his attitude in the present.
* FreudianExcuse: He believes that his father's trusting attitude was what got him made into a scapegoat and jailed, which is why Hidetoshi himself is hesitant to trust others.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's quite abrasive and he's not exactly loved by his peers for his insistence on the rules, but he definitely falls into the "tough, but fair" category. He's going a little overboard trying to track down the cigarette smoker, but doesn't actually intend to do anything further than lecture them.
* KnightTemplar: Subverted. It looks like he's going way overboard with the cigarette thing, but in truth his idea of a harsh punishment for the person who left it in the bathroom was no more than a "stern lecture." He doesn't think that it warrants expulsion, and doesn't see how "getting rid of the bad students" helps, despite the school's suggestion. This hints early on at [[HiddenHeartOfGold the sort of person he really is]].
* OddFriendship: With Keisuke.
* SmugSmiler: Everytime Hidetoshi smiles, it looks like this -- even when he isn't being smug at all, just ''happy''.
* SternTeacher: After his social link, he decides he might try to enter into education.
* TookALevelInKindness: Hidetoshi eventually realizes that he needs to be a little nicer if he wants to gain people's trust.

!!Kazushi "Kaz" Miyamoto
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AtsushiKisaichi (Drama [=CDs=])

Kaz is a member of whatever sport team the MC joins and represents the Chariot S. Link. Stubborn and fanatical, Kaz quickly declares himself the MC's rival, and aims to win the championship. By pursuing the link, the MC discovers that Kaz is suffering from an injured knee, which is only getting worse due to his constant and overzealous training. The reason that he's pushing himself so hard is that he's trying to convince his nephew, who was crippled in an accident, to undergo rehab by winning the championship.

In [=P3P=], Kaz loses his S. Link status to Rio Iwasaki if the player chooses the female MC, though he still makes the occasional appearance, usually alongside Yuko or Kenji.

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* {{Determinator}}: Kaz isn't about to let '''potentially never being able to walk again''' stop him from winning the championship. [[spoiler:Eventually subverted, as he decides to give up the championship and get surgery for his knee instead.]] To reflect this, a lot of the proper responses to his S. Link scenes are basically "Suck it up."
* TheRival: He starts off as this for the MC, but that role is eventually taken over by Mamoru.
* UnknownRival: He thinks of himself as Mamoru's rival, but Mamoru doesn't seem to know who he is.

!!Rio Iwasaki
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SaoriHayami (Drama [=CDs=])

Rio is Kaz's replacement for the Chariot Social Link in the female MC's scenario, whether she chooses to join Tennis or Volleyball, where Rio acts as the leader of the junior-level teammates. To her dismay, her teammates don't share the same single-minded devotion to the club. She is also friends with Kenji, who likes to visit practice both to see her and to catch up with Ms. Kanou, who oversees the club.

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* ChildhoodFriendRomance: She eventually realizes she's in love with Kenji and doubts it will go well considering his preference for older women. Still intends to give it a shot.
* DistaffCounterpart: To Kaz, and to a lesser extent to Akihiko, as she shares certain personality traits with the latter.
* LoveEpiphany: Much of her S.Link involves her coming to understand her feelings for Kenji. [[spoiler:[[LoveConfession Late in the S.Link, she concludes that the only way to move forward is to confess her feelings to him]] ]]; this plays out with the protagonist, Yuko, and the rest of the sports club shamelessly eavesdropping, only to be completely derailed when she asks Kenji how much he likes her and he replies that he likes her as much as he likes ramen. HilarityEnsues.
* OddFriendship: With Kenji, who she's known since they were kids.
* {{Tomboy}}: She may look like [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Yukiko]], but in terms of temperament and Arcana, she's more like [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Chie]].
* TomboyishPonytail

!!Chihiro Fushimi
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AiMaeda (Drama [=CDs=])

Chihiro is the student council treasurer and Justice S. Link. She is pretty much a textbook example of the painfully shy, bookish, yet surprisingly attractive nerd girl. Pursuing her S. Link gets her to open up a bit more and eventually deal with accusations that she stole money from the school.

In [=P3P=], Chihiro loses her S. Link status to Ken if the player chooses the female MC, but she still makes her token appearances in Hidetoshi's S. Link scenes.

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* BewareTheQuietOnes: See ClingyJealousGirl below.
* {{Bookworm}}
* TheCameo: She appears in VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} when the P4's school has a class trip to Tatsumi Port Island. In VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth, the fact that she's a third year during that trip, but was a first-year when S.E.E.S. knew her helps the two groups understand the two-year gap on the P4 route.
* ClearMyName: Has to do this later in her link, when people suspect her of stealing money from school.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Revealed to be this late in the S. Link, starting when she flips out when Mitsuru tells the MC to meet her alone[[labelnote:*]](in her room, at night and making sure not to be seen by the rest of the dorm... yep, [[ThatCameOutWrong many poorly-chosen words there]])[[/labelnote]] to discuss the situation with the stolen money. (Considering that you're forced to romance Mitsuru to complete her link, [[ProperlyParanoid maybe she has a point.]]) In the original and FES, she's one of the fastest girls to go into "she may get jealous if you see other girls" status. Most girls reach this state at Rank 7, Chihiro reaches it at 5.
* DisappearedDad: One of the students mention she has no father.
* DoesNotLikeMen: She's very nervous around guys.
* GoodWithNumbers: Subverted. Chihiro is bad at math even though she's the treasurer.
* HotterAndSexier: In VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}, she's older and more confident, and it shows.
* {{Meganekko}}: She's shy and spends much of her free time reading.
* ShrinkingViolet: She starts off being utterly terrified of talking to men, and it takes some coaxing to get her to come out of her shell enough to even ''start'' her S. Link.

!!Saori Hasegawa
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The student who helps the [=FeMC=] with her student comittee activities and serves as her Hermit Social Link. While currently a junior, she's actually two years older than the heroine, having traveled abroad and taken a couple years off from school. As a result, other students aren't certain how to treat her; after all, she's even older than the upperclassmen! Since she desperately wants to please others, Saori lets her classmates take advantage of her kindness and refuses to stand up for herself.

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* BeautyMark: Under her left eye.
* ClearMyName: She gets slandered early in her link and has to be prodded into taking action against the rumors.
* ExtremeDoormat: She lets people walk all over her and won't speak up for herself when MaliciousSlander about her begins getting passed around. In a case of self-induced LampshadeHanging, you can even call her out on it, using exactly this term.
* GirlsAreReallyScaredOfHorrorMovies: Mentioned in one Sunday outing, if the Female Protagonist picks Horror movies as her favorite.
* MayDecemberRomance: Reveals at the end of her link she had a crush on her uncle. It did not end well, see below.
* ParentalNeglect: Her parents don't support her at all. [[spoiler:They're also the ones who sent Saori overseas in the first place, because they blamed her for a serious family incident. The exact nature of that incident isn't completely spelled out, but given her statement that her first love was her uncle, and that she spent a great deal of time praying for her first love's soul and apologizing for not killing herself...]]
* [[PrecisionFStrike Precision S Bomb]]: Drops one just to see what it feels like, then asks if she said it correctly.
* PutOnABus: At the end of her S-Link, she transfers away.
* SempaiKohai: Other students aren't quite sure how to approach and apply this to Saori, due to her unique circumstances.
* StepfordSmiler: She's outwardly cheerful and friendly, but is deeply troubled by what has happened to her recently and in the past.

!!Keisuke Hiraga
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShinnosukeTachibana (Drama [=CDs=])

Keisuke is the leader of whatever Culture Club the MC joins. The son of a doctor, Keisuke is under pressure to quit his club and join the family business. He represents the Fortune arcana in his S. Link and pursuing it has him refusing to quit the club, claiming that he doesn't want to become a doctor. This is proven to be untrue, however, as he's shown to be quick to help people who are sick or injured. Eventually, he gets over his denial and quits, throwing himself into studying for his entry exams.

In [=P3P=], Keisuke loses his S. Link status to Ryoji if the player chooses the female MC, and his role in the game is greatly diminished, only making a few small appearances.

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* BornLucky: In one time-off event, he and the protagonist win lots of tickets at the arcade, prompting him to mention how he's always had good luck.
* OddFriendship: With Hidetoshi, of all people. Apparently they're friends from childhood.
* RefusalOfTheCall: His social link revolves around how he doesn't want to become a doctor just because everyone (particularly his dad) says to, despite him having the aptitude for it. He eventually accepts it, after realizing how much he wants to help people.

!!Ryoji Mochizuki
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YuriLowenthal (English), Creator/AkiraIshida (Japanese)\\
'''Live actor:''' Keisuke Ueda (as [[spoiler:Pharos]])

A NewTransferStudent who first makes his appearance in November. He is a flirty {{Bishonen}} who asks out any girl he meets, and quickly befriends the members of SEES.

He has an odd attachment to the main character, which is most evident in the female protagonist's route in [=P3P=] where he takes over the Fortune S. Link from Keisuke.

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* AmnesiacDissonance: [[spoiler:Before, he was just another Shadow trying to evoke the Fall. After forgetting his original purpose and being stuck in the MC for a while, he becomes the fun-loving Ryoji we know and love.]]
* AmnesiacGod: [[spoiler:Ryoji is the Nyx Avatar and in a way Nyx itself. He doesn't remember this, though and just goes to school, where he becomes the protagonist's friend.]]
* AntiAntiChrist: [[spoiler:Not that he really has a choice in the matter.]]
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: He's the closest thing the game has to a real central antagonist, as Ikutsuki and Strega never truly take center stage or be anything more than occasional threats, but he is not evil. He is simply unable to do anything regarding the Fall outside of cause it. And it is clear that if he had a choice, he would not cause it.]]
* AscendedExtra: While he's still an important character in the main game, the third film takes this further by highlighting his budding friendship with Makoto. In comparison to the game, an S.Link can't even be formed with him if you choose to play as a male.
* BigBad: [[spoiler: Technically so, since he's Nyx (well, her physical avatar). He's unwilling though]].
* BigBadFriend: [[spoiler:Or boyfriend, if you're in a relationship with him as the Female Protagonist]].
** [[spoiler: Even more so in the third film, where he essentially becomes [[HeterosexualLifePartners best friend]] is the very person to snap him out of his depression]].
* ChickMagnet: To the point of SexyManInstantHarem, apparently.
* CreepyChild: [[spoiler:As Pharos, he's pretty creepy.]] During the portion of the story you can interact with him, though, he's just a flirt.
* TheDeterminator: Admits to being stubborn and continues to pursue a frienship with Makoto in the third film no matter how many times the latter rejects him.
* DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu: A possible S.Link in the female MC's route.
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:To Nyx technically, since he's Nyx's avatar. He's rather unwilling, though.]]
* {{Expy}}: ''Very'' strongly resembles [[spoiler:[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Kaworu Nagisa]]. Both are the last in a line of monsters sent to destroy mankind who take the form of a {{Bishonen}} humanoid but willingly sacrifice themselves for the sake of humanity after befriending the protagonist. They even share [[Creator/AkiraIshida the same Japanese actor]]! The big difference is that not killing Ryoji is the correct choice for this story.]]
* FinishingEachOthersSentences: A RunningGag in the third film. Whenever Makoto says something, Ryoji tends to finish his thought for him.
* GuideDangIt: His S. link is very specific, and if you mess up even once, you can't complete it.
* HairAntennae
* HandsomeLech
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Becomes this with Makoto in the third film.
* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler:Probably the nicest one you'll ever meet, though.]]
* IdenticalStranger: Never gets talked about in the game, but Ryoji looks like the protagonist with his hair slicked back and a BeautyMark. It becomes more obvious in the manga when during their infamous trip to the hot springs Ryoji wears his hair down in an attempt to confuse the girls and looks identical to Minato. [[spoiler:This isn't a coincidence.]]
* IfItsYouItsOkay: States to the Female Protagonist that he would like her, even if she were a boy.
* LadykillerInLove: With the female protagonist.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Becomes a gender-flipped version for Makoto in the third film.
* MeaningfulName: "Mochizuki" is written with characters meaning "aspire to/expect/desire" and "moon".
* NewTransferStudent
* NiceGuy: His flirting aside, he's pretty genuinely nice to everyone. [[spoiler:''Especially'' after he finds out who he is: despite essentially being the avatar of the BigBad, his one concern is that the members of SEES don't suffer, and he still considers them friends right until the end.]]
* SignificantDoubleCasting: You better believe that he shares a voice with the (male) protagonist for good reason. [[spoiler:He is able to be Pharos and Ryoji because he lived inside the protagonist.]]
* SpiritAdvisor: [[spoiler:Ryoji is basically grown up Pharos.]]
* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler:A relationship with Ryoji is impossible: He's the Nyx Avatar.]]
* TalkingToHimself: Averted in the game due to the male protagonist's SilentProtagonist nature, but played straight in the films. Though it does lead to an amusing running gag where Ryoji finishes Makoto's sentences, always in a tone that doesn't even match Makoto's.
* ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler:When he descends as the Nyx Avatar, he quite calmly states that he was once known as Ryoji. His human personality has clearly vanished by this point, and he claims to essentially ''be'' Nyx, making the choice of pronoun for this entry questionable.]]
%%* TomatoInTheMirror
* TragicMonster: [[spoiler:He's clearly broken up about his role in bringing the Fall.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:Two parts: learning that he's Pharos and learning that he's Death, the Thirteenth Shadow, are only revealed at the end.]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: [[spoiler:Tries to invoke this when attempting to convince the protegonist to kill him. After they refuse the first time, he takes a form resembling Thanatos, complete with VoiceOfTheLegion, hoping that reminding the protagonist he isn't human will make his/her decision easier.]]
* YoungerThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:The human side of him is ten years old at most. As Nyx's herald, he's almost ageless.]]

!!Yuko Nishiwaki
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SatomiSato (Drama [=CDs=])

The team manager for whatever Athletic Club the MC joins, Yuko represents the Strength arcana in her S. Link, and is one of the male MC's potential love interests. If the player pursues her S. Link, the MC discovers Yuko's lack of motivation, not really sure what to do with her life. As the S. Link goes on, she ends up coaching a group of neighborhood children on how to run faster, so they could beat a group of sixth graders in a race and win back their playground. While coaching them, she finds her motivation, and eventually decides to become an athletic trainer.

In [=P3P=], Yuko loses her S. Link status to Koromaru, though she still makes the occasional appearance as part of Rio Iwasaki's S. Link.

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Her dark skin and prominent lips make her look like she could be part black.
* BookDumb: She comes off as this in the beginning, though it's more that she lacks motivation.
%%* BrownEyes
%%* CuteSportsClubManager
%%* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife
* DoesThisMakeMeLookFat: Yuko tries to pull a "Do you think I eat too much" variation on you at one point.
%%* HairDecorations
* FriendToAllChildren: She even ends up coaching a bunch of them so that they can run faster.
* [[GirlsAreReallyScaredOfHorrorMovies Girls Are Really Scared Of Ghost Stories]]: During the girls' sports retreat in ''[=P3P=]'', she gets very scared by the ghost story session.
* ShipTease: ''[=P3P=]'' really ladles on the Yuko/Kaz. {{Lampshaded}} by Yuko worrying about winding up together because [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} who else would take care of him]]?
* TeamMom: Acts as one for the Athletic Club, as well as for the children she coaches. And Kaz. Very much towards Kaz.

!!Andre Laurent Jean Geraux (a.k.a. Bebe)
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->'''Voiced by:''' HisayoshiSuganuma (Drama [=CDs=])

Bebe is the sole member of Gekkoukan High's fashion club until the MC joins, the token foreigner and a raging Japanophile. He managed to be able to study abroad in Japan thanks to the efforts of his aunt. He represents the Temperance arcana in his S. Link, and pursuing it has Bebe making his first friend in Japan with the male MC. Eventually, he discovers that his aunt died, and his uncle wants him to come back home. Not wanting to leave Japan, he decides to make a kimono to take with him to help convince him to let him come back.

In [=P3P=], Bebe falls in love with the female protagonist during his S.Link, that at the end of the Social Link, he confessed his feelings to her before he leaves.

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* CampStraight: He falls in love with the female protagonist in his Social Link. Other than that, his mannerisms, hobbies and looks are rather effeminate. Of course, him being a walking French stereotype probably has something to do with it.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: If you max out Bebe's S.Link before the school trip, you won't see him in Kyoto. If you don't max it out, he will be there.
%%* FunetikAksent
* GratuitousJapanese: In the English localization, Bebe has a habit of peppering his lines with Japanese words.
%%* OccidentalOtaku
* OverlyLongName: His real name. How he got the nickname Bebe out of it is not stated.
* PhenotypeStereotype: Blond, blue eyed French transfer student.
* PutOnABus: At the end of his S. Link, as he returns to his home country.

!!Nozomi Suemitsu
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An obese, unpopular senior who sits alone in Paulownia Mall, Nozomi is nicknamed the "Gourmet King" and represents the Moon arcana. At first he seems to be an arrogant and unlikable boy who's bizarrely obsessed with food, but as the main character continues to spend time with him, the Gourmet King's true background begins to gradually emerge, a complicated story involving sibling rivalry, a secret cult and a childhood tragedy that begins to come out after he pressures someone into joining his cult, which is quite expensive.

In [=P3P=], he loses his S.Link status to Shinjiro, and doesn't appear on the [=FeMC=] storyline.

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* AlwaysSecondBest: He struggles with being unfavorably compared to his brother, who's described as something of TheAce.
* BigEater: Possibly enough to rival even Elizabeth. [[spoiler:His body can't really take the abuse he shovels at it, though, causing him to get sick, indicating he's clearly eating far past his appetite.]]
* ChurchOfHappyology: The cult he belongs to charges money for membership. ''Lots'' of money.
* FissionMailed: In one event, the link will reverse for a short while, before ranking up.
%%* {{Gonk}}
* GreenEyedMonster: Around the middle point of his route he quite clearly starts to show some envy for how much more people like the protagonist than him. [[spoiler:It's quite similar to the relationship he had with his younger brother before he died.]]
* HiddenDepths: There is far more to the Gourmet King that his first impression suggests.
* TheUnfavorite: Everyone always loved his brother, but Nozomu is nothing special and got overlooked.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Nozomu takes his Gourmet King title very seriously, to the point where he at one point thinks that there are assassins out to kill him for it.
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[[folder:Other Links]]

!!Bunkichi and Mitsuko Kitamura
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->'''Voiced by:''' (Bunkichi): Creator/KojiYada (Drama [=CDs=]), {Mitsuko) Creator/FumiOda (Drama [=CDs=])

Owners of the Bookworms bookstore at Iwatodai Station, Bunkichi is an occasionally wisecracking and sometimes senile, but ultimate well-meaning old man and Mitsuko is his quieter wife. The two of them represent the Hierophant S. Link and pursuing it has the MC frequently visiting their bookstore, ultimately learning that they had a son. He was a teacher at Gekkoukan High until he was killed in a car accident and a persimmon tree was planted at the school in memorium of him. Eventually, the two of them catch wind that the tree is going to be cut down and learn of a petition from former students to keep the tree alive.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: The story of their son's accident. The protagonist inadvertently brings back a number of memories.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: The oldest of the Social Links. Extends to the other SEES members in the Drama [=CDs=].
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens: Mitsuko is pretty tiny.
* ThinkNothingOfIt: The protagonist claims to have no idea what Mitsuko and Bunkichi are talking about upon hearing of the petition and the player never has the option of organizing such a thing. On the other hand, no one else has any information on the tree, so the protagonist is the most likely organizer. Maybe. All three dialogue options are some form of this trope when he's thanked.

!!Maya (real name [[spoiler:Isako Toriumi]])
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Maya represents the Hermit S. Link, which begins when Junpei gives the MC a copy of the old MMORPG Innocent Sin. The link consists mainly of Maya not really understanding why she's so unmotivated regarding her career and social life and instead choosing to waste time on an MMO. In addition, her interactions with the MC consist largely of complaining about her coworkers, all the while dropping small hints regarding her identity and occupation. Her true identity is not revealed until the very last days of the game.

In [=P3P=], Maya loses her S. Link status to Saori Hasegawa if the player chooses the female MC.

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* BeneathTheMask: Maya's link is dedicated to showing someone who doesn't really have to act in front of others. After all, it doesn't matter what Tatsuya think of her, right? [[spoiler:Her public face is the strict but generally understanding teacher Isako Toriumi, who is completely different from Maya.]]
* ChristmasCake: Her age isn't explicitly stated, but she's at least in her twenties and gets a great deal of grief from her mother, and Tanaka, about becoming too old to marry. She doesn't really consider it unfair that men prefer younger women since [[{{Foreshadowing}} she likes younger guys herself.]]
* CoolTeacher: She lets slip early on that she's a teacher. [[spoiler:In fact, she's Toriumi, who is generally understanding and protective of her students, and constantly argues with Mr. Ekoda (who's something of an ObstructiveBureaucrat).]]
* {{GIFT}}: Most of her time as Maya is complaining about her coworkers. She eventually realizes this though.
%%* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
* LeetLingo: She muses that while she's perfectly capable of writing correctly, she's just too lazy to do it during her free time. [[spoiler:She even teaches composition. On October 3rd, she'll even mention in class how he has mastered leetspeak.]]
* MrsRobinson: Ruefully admits that she can't complain about people overlooking her due to age consider she has a preference for younger guys herself.
* OnlySaneEmployee: She complains about being this compared to the rest of the teachers, accusing them of stuffing their bust, being huge jerks or just bizarre. That's a little debatable, but her idiosyncracies are at least less overt than the rest.
* RedHerring: If you watch the news with the dorm's television, a report will mention a 92-year-old woman who likes playing online games to interact with young people. [[spoiler:That's not her.]]
* ShoutOut: Along with the title of the MMORPG, her avatar is Maya, and she convinces the MC to change his avatar's name to Tatsuya, reflecting the names of the two main characters of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: Innocent Sin'', and ''Persona 2: Eternal Punishment''. In the Japanese version, the MMORPG was ''[[VideoGame/MegamiTenseiII Devil Busters]]'' and the screen names were [[Literature/DigitalDevilStory Y-Ko and N-Jima]].
* SternTeacher: [[spoiler:Isako has a habit of assigning new transfer students empty seats that belong to other students, with the logic that if they aren't there, they aren't part of the class.]]
* TeacherStudentRomance: She admits to crushing on one of her students, but appears too professional to do anything about it. [[spoiler:She does ask the protagonist out when she finds out who he is, but runs away before he answers.]]
* SweetTooth: [[spoiler:Isako loves cake, to the point that she sometimes assigns bringing a slice of cake along with homework. The other teachers have learned to bring cake when they're delivering bad news.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: [[spoiler:Judging by Isako's reaction to finding out who Tatsuya was all this time, including asking him out to dinner and then throwing a dictionary at him, she's probably this.]]
* WhamLine: From the ''protagonist,'' in the epilogue. "Hello, Maya-san."

!!Maiko Oohashi
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FumikoOrikasa (Drama [=CDs=]).

A precocious grade school girl, Maiko frequently hangs out at the playground at Naganaki Shrine. She represents the Hanged Man arcana in her S. Link and pursuing it reveals that Maiko's parents are going through a very messy divorce, which the MC helps her get through. Wondering if it's her fault that they're splitting up, Maiko eventually decides to run away from home, thinking that they'll have to work together to find her, and that it will help them get back together. It only proves to be a partial success, as though they really do work together to find her, they still plan to get divorced, though now they work more on helping Maiko understand why they're splitting up. At the end of the S. Link, Maiko decides to live with her mother as she leaves Port Island, but declares that she wants to marry the male MC when she grows up.

Though she stays as the Hanged Man S. Link in [=P3P=], if the player chooses the female MC, then Maiko will see her as more of an older sister figure. Near the end of the game, Maiko's father will receive a letter, which mentions how Maiko wishes that she and the MC could "become a family for real" and ask her out on a date, misunderstanding the message.

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* AbusiveParents: Maiko's parents come off as extremely overbearing, frequently sending her off to cram school and private piano lessons, and during one fight her father even hits her. They seem to see the error of their ways near the end of her S. Link, however.
* MeaningfulName: Maiko in Japanese means "lost child."
* PutOnABus: At the end of her S. Link, as she moves away with her mother. If you finish her link before her rescue mission in Tartarus, the rationale for her being in Port Island is that she's visiting her father.
* PrecociousCrush: She proposes to the male MC at the end of her S. Link, saying that she wants a family of her own someday and that the protagonist has to be the father. The game's narration lampshades it: "Apparently, Maiko has just proposed to you."

!!Tanaka
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/BinShimada (Drama [=CDs=])

Company president and TV salesman, Tanaka is the owner of a home shopping network which the player can buy products from every Sunday. Later on, the MC can find him standing around Port Island Station or the mall depending on the game version. He represents the Devil arcana in his S. Link, and pursuing it has Tanaka swindling the MC out of 40,000 yen before deciding to start giving him/her some of his rather unscrupulous business advice, and even considering making him/her a model for his company. Eventually, he reveals that even though he's filthy rich, he's always so busy that he never has the time to really use any of his money. The S. Link ends with Tanaka finally deciding to give some of his money to charity. Later in FES, it's implied that he may have given up on his dubious business techniques.

In FES and [=P3P=], Tanaka is one of the easiest S. Links to level up at the male MC, due to him being of the two only S. Links available at night, as well as the fact that every time the player talks to him, the S. Link is guaranteed to level up.

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The bizarre threats he makes to keep you from revealing his secrets (see below) decrease in severity with each Social Link rank. Justified in that it signifies his growing trust in you.
* ButThouMust: In order to initate his S-Link, the player has to go along with Tanaka scamming them out of some money.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The reason he's the Devil Social Link.
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: He throws all kinds of bizarre threats at you at the beginning of his S. Link to keep you from telling people about him swindling you out of the 40,000 yen. These threats range from making you swallow a thousand needles to putting your picture on a dating site for former convicts, to ringing your doorbell every night at midnight.
* TheCameo: In VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} he continues to run his Sunday afternoon TV sales program.
* DrivenByEnvy: He got his start based on envy of those who were richer than he was as a child, meaning basically everyone he knew. During the later parts of the social link he slowly comes to realize that since he's long since surpassed such people the act of simply making money for its own sake has started to become unsatisfying.
* EarWorm: InUniverse example: The TV Tanaka theme. It's even described as "obnoxiously catchy" in-game.
* {{Jerkass}} [[CharacterDevelopment >>]] JerkWithAHeartOfGold. The heart of gold part is slightly more emphasized in the female route, where he is more open about the fact that the protagonist is probably better off without his assistance.
* InformedAttribute: Maya says he "talks like a woman", but this doesn't really come across much in the English dialogue, and his lines are never voiced. He does have a pretty high-pitched voice during [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8qq7lJLUrA his cameo in Persona 4 The Animation]] though.
* MyCard: How he introduces himself to you in the first social link. At which point he becomes horrified that you know who he is after he's taken your 40,000 yen.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Tanaka, his "Jika Net Tanaka" infomercial theme song, and in fact his shows are all references to a real-life famous telemarketer in Japan, called [[http://www.bulldog-karte.com/wplsii/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/writing-item-description001.png Japanet Takata]], sort of a Japanese version of Creator/BillyMays. A definite case of a reference that went over non-Japanese player due to how obscure it is, but nearly everyone in Japan recognizes Takata and his style of telemarketing speech.
* SelfMadeMan: He talks about how poor he was in his youth a fair amount.
* YouLoseAtZeroTrust: Averted. Unlike most other Social Links, his ''cannot'' break or reverse, and every meeting with him is a guaranteed rank up.

!!Mutatsu
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MasaharuSatoun (Drama [=CDs=])

Found sitting by himself, drinking and smoking, at Club Escapade, Mutatsu is a rough, rude Buddhist monk. He represents the Tower arcana in his S. Link, and pursuing it reveals that he comes to the club often to get drunk, due to his wife and son leaving him because of his [[MarriedToTheJob obsession with his work.]] For a while, he dispenses some rather depressing advice to the MC, and starts treating him/her as his own son/daughter. Eventually, he decides to hire a private detective to track down his wife and son, deciding he wants to apologize and ask them to take him back.

Mutatsu is one of the easiest S. Links to max out as the male MC, as he's one of the only two ones available at night.

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* FaceOfAThug: He's described in his S. Link info as looking like a yakuza. And it shows.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* ReplacementGoldfish: He treats the MC as if he/she was his own son/daughter for a while, until he decides he wants the real thing back.
* ScareEmStraight: At one point when the MC visits Mutatsu, he is so drunk that he mistakenly believes the MC (who he had been treating like a son/daughter up to this point) is his ''actual'' child. When he's later sober, Mutatsu is so embarrassed by this that he starts cleaning himself up then and there.

!!Mamoru Hayase
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The top athlete of his school, with potential for even competing on a professional level, Mamoru befriends the MC after soundly beating him in the summer tournament, after which the two of them establish a friendly rivalry. He represents the Star arcana in his S. Link. Pursuing his S. Link reveals that he's trying to get into college on a scholarship and be a professional athlete, but he has to work to support his siblings with his mother after his father died in a car accident. After a while, his mother collapses from exhaustion, and the responsibility falls solely on him, to the point where he even has to give up both his sport and college. After the MC helps him through it, he eventually decides to give up for the time being and go to work at the factory his father worked at.

In [=P3P=], Mamoru loses his S. Link status to Akihiko and disappears from the story entirely if the player chooses the female MC.

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* BrokenAce: He's better than everyone else in the game at whatever sport he's participating in, but he's burdened by the fact that he has to support his family and may not be admitted to college or keep participating in his sport for financial reasons.
* LonelyAtTheTop: Mamoru isn't close to fellow teammates, saying he's the only one who takes the club seriously and that there's nothing driving the club to stay together. As the link progresses, this is subverted with the entire team rallying to help Mamoru.
* NiceGuy: He congratulates the Protagonist for how well he did in the athletics tournament and is a nice guy who cares about his family and gives up his dreams to support them.
* PutOnABus: At the end of his S. Link he moves away to get a job.
** TheBusCameBack: During the game's epilogue, you'll receive a letter from him if you've finished the link, with the implication of CommutingOnABus being the next step. [[spoiler:Since you're already on borrowed time when you see this message, not so much.]]
* TheRival: He sees you as one, though whether or not the protagonist views him as such is unclear and up to the player. You first meet him at the summer athletic event, which may be your last involvement in athletics if you've completed the Chariot Arcana social link.
* TragicKeepsake: He carries the key to the car his father was driving when he died. He hands it to you as a sign of his moving on from his past when you finish the Social Link.

!!Akinari Kamiki
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HiroshiKamiya (Drama [=CDs=])

A frail young man who represents the Sun arcana, Akinari likes to spend his Sunday afternoons sitting by the playground at Naganaki Shrine. He was born with a terminal illness and doesn't have much longer to live. At first bitter about his fate and reluctant to talk to people, he gradually opens up to the main character and develops not only a powerful friendship, but the inspiration to write a children's book as his parting message to the world: a tragic but ultimately hopeful story about the friendship between an outcast pink alligator and a bird who can't fly.

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* TheCameo: In Kanji's S. Link for ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', there's mention of a children's book with a pink alligator character. In ''[[PolishedPort Golden]]'', Nanako reads the story during Adachi's S. Link.
* DisappearsIntoLight: How his last meeting with the MC ends.
* DownerEnding: How he originally plans to end the story he's writing. Meeting with you leads him to turn it into a BittersweetEnding.
* IllBoy: He has a terminal congenital condition. His Social Link is actually described as "The Dying Young Man".
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: It only gets worse with each conversation.
* NotTooDeadToSaveTheDay: It's possible that [[spoiler:when you meet Akinari for the last time and he gives you his book, he's already died off-screen]]. Maxing his S. Link also means that [[spoiler:he cheers you on along with your other maxed S. Links right before you take on Nyx.]] FES confirms it in his epilogue, when [[spoiler:you meet his mother. He died the day you maxed out his Social Link.]]
* TragicKeepsake: The children's book he leaves behind.
* YourDaysAreNumbered: From the day he was born, no less.
[[/folder]]

!Others
[[folder:Full Moon Shadows]]

The main bosses. They all appear during the Dark Hour [[CaptainObvious whenever there's a full moon]], either on their own or in pairs. According to Ikutski, eliminating all of them will cause Tartarus and the Dark Hour to disappear.
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* BattleThemeMusic: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBdlcNd0yXQ Master of Shadow]]
* [[MonsterOfTheWeek Boss of the Month]]
* DarkIsEvil
* DualBoss: Three times, they attack in pairs.
* HumanoidAbomination: A few of them have a vaguely humanoid appearance.
* MaskPower: Several of them wear masks.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Killed all 12 of them? Congratulations! Now the end is coming.]]
* PiecesOfGod: [[spoiler:They each hold fragments of Death. Killing them frees those fragments, allowing Death to return and Nyx to come to Earth.]]
* RuleOfSymbolism: Each of them have some sort of symbolic appearance. See below.
* TarotMotifs: They each represent the reversed meanings of their respective arcana.
* TheVoiceless: In contrast to the very vocal shadows from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', none of them ever speak.

!!The Magician
The first Shadow, appearing on April 9th. He's a crawling mass of arms, with multiple swords and a blue mask he carries around.
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* CutsceneBoss: Only appears in one, where he's torn apart by Thanatos.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Subverted. While he does manage to injure Akihiko, he isn't fought directly.
* TheUnfought: He's the only full moon shadow that doesn't get its own boss battle.


!!The High Priestess
The second Shadow, appearing on May 9th inside a monorail at Iwatodai Station. She's a large humanoid shadow whose body is split between white and black, with a pink butterfly mask, long waving hair, and the latters B and J tattooed on her breasts.
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* FlunkyBoss
* ICallHimMrHappy: A female variant. The B and J on the Priestess' breasts stand for Boaz and Jachin, two pillars in the temple of Solomon. However, the two are reversed here.
* OjouRinglets
* PrehensileHair: The Priestess' seems to be made of scrolls.
* {{SlouchOfVillainy}}/TooImportantToWalk: She doesn't feel like standing up.
* TimedMission: You have eight minutes to get through the train and beat her.


!!The Empress and the Emperor
The third and fourth shadows, and the first fought as a pair. They appear on June 8th inside Tartarus, where they attack Mitsuru and Yukari. The Empress is a bloated, vaguely female creature, while the Emperor is a stiff, ineffectual weakling.
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* BarrierChangeBoss: ''Paradigm Shift'', which allows them to change their elemental weaknesses and strengths. Initially, the Empress is weak to physical attacks while the Emperor is weak to magic.
* CreepilyLongArms: The Emperor's reach down to his tiny knees. His movements also seem very stiff and forced.
* CoolSword: The Emperor has one.
* FatBastard: They're both pretty big.
* OfCorsetsSexy: Averted. While the Empress does wear some sort of corset thing, it's ''far'' from appealing.
* NotSoDifferent: Upright, their arcanas are supposed to represent femininity and masculinity. As inversions, the shadows are essentially the same two entities.
* StaffOfAuthority: The Empress carries one.
* TinyHeadedBehemoth
* TopHeavyGuy: The Emperor has a massive torso and arms, with a disproportionately small waist and legs. The Empress has a huge body with miniscule limbs.


!!The Hierophant
The fifth shadow, appearing on July 7th in a love hotel on Shirakawa Boulevard, Iwatodai's infamous red-light district. He is an extremely obese man in a small throne, with a beige woman-like being stroking his face and two cross-shaped creatures on either side.
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* CreepyBlueEyes
* EvilLaugh: Before every attack, he and the beige woman laugh in synch.
* FatBastard
* OrcusOnHisThrone: All the Hierophant does is sit on a throne and laugh, having the beige woman and cross monsters fight for him.


!!The Lovers
The sixth shadow, as well as the second one fought in the Shirakawa love hotel. It's a pink gelatinous creature held together by a heart-shaped metallic frame, with a small head on top and two large gel-like wings. Inside its body are a rotating pair of Mars and Venus symbols.
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* BlobMonster: It's body is viscous and jellylike, to the point where long strands hang loose from the gaps in the frame.
* CharmPerson: Uses Marin Karin and other charm attacks.
* CombatTentacles: Which also form parts of its wings.
* MassHypnosis: It releases SEES's "desires" to try and distract them. The MC will find themselves in a hotel room with Yukari, Junpei, or Akihiko in the shower. It tries to convince them to give in, but the MC is able to overcome it. [[ButThouMust No matter what the player wants.]]
* PerpetualFrowner
* SpikesOfVillainy: The metal cage that holds it together is covered in spikes.


!!The Chariot and Justice
The seventh and eigth shadows, and the second fought as a pair. They appear on August 6th in a secret underground military base. They're first encountered as a single tank-like entity, but later seperate into the hull of a tank and a small flying creature with a large gun.
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* BackFromTheDead: They both need to be killed when seperate ''and'' at the same time. If not, one will use ''Samarecarm'' to bring the other back with full HP on its next turn.
* EverythingIsBetterWithSpinning: They both spin when using spells.
* MyNameIsQuestionMarks: When first encountered, and whenever they combine.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Justice is the smallest of the full moon shadows.
* TanksButNoTanks
* {{The Turret Master}}: Justice.


!!The Hermit
The ninth shadow, appearing on September 5th inside Club Escapade at Paulownia mall. The Hermit is a quadrapedal cyborg creature with a large mane, a skull-like head, six giant vacuum tubes on its back, and wires connecting its limbs to the mall's power supply.
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* AttackAttackAttack: All its capable of are either attacks, damaging status effects, or charges.
* ContinuityNod: During the class trip to Tatsumi Port Island in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', Rise mentions she was supposed to hold a secret concert at Club Escapade, but had to cancel because of a power outage.
* CyberCyclops
* NonMammalianHair: It has a strange floating mane, probably held up by static.
* ShockAndAwe: Uses Zio spells. Its ultimate attack, ''Giga Spark'', also has a chance to shock all enemies.
* WhatAnIdiot: Purposefully invoked. Since it lacks the knowledge of its upright counterpart, the Hermit doesn't make any effort to protect itself.


!!Fortune and Strength
The tenth and eleventh shadows, and the final pair. The appear on October 4th at the plaza of Iwatodai Station. Fortune is a golden mechanical lifeform, while Strength is a woman surrounded by flowers.
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Strength's entire arsenal is based around physical attacks, so bringing Tetrakarn (which protects the entire party in this game) would seem to be a great idea. True, Strength will have no choice but to target ''someone'' with an attack...but then they will target that one weakness in the attack wall, for the rest of the fight.
* MechanicalLifeform: Fortune appears to be a flat, metal sphinx-like creature.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Fortune's only attack for most of the fight is summoning a roulette wheel, which inflicts stat changes, status effects, or damage on either SEES or Strength and itself. Timing it correctly, with the right personas, can make them [[AntiClimaxBoss surprisingly easy to beat.]]
* NoSell: Strength cannot be knocked down by a critical hit.
* PetalPower: Strength is surrounded by floating petals.
* SomethingAboutARose: Strength sits atop a mass of multicolored roses and carries one its hand.


!!The Hanged Man
The twelfth and final shadow, appearing on November 3rd at the Moonlight Bridge. It's a large humanoid connected to a metallic structure suspended by two rings of rotating wings.
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* BodyHorror: Its head and neck are positioned upside-down, while its body hangs from a cross by long strands of flesh.
* DirtyCoward: Prefers to let {{Mooks}} do the fighting.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Appears to be the FinalBoss at first, until you [[WhamEpisode discover that the Dark Hour still exists the next night]].
* FlunkyBoss
* {{GiantFlyer}}
* WingedHumanoid: A weird example, as the wings aren't directly connected to its body. Instead, the s it's suspened from is connected to two giant rings covered in rotating wings.

[[/folder]]


[[folder:Strega]]
!!Takaya Sakaki, Jin Shirato, and Chidori Yoshino
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-->'''Takaya'''
->'''Arcana:''' Wheel of Fortune\\
'''Persona:''' [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Hypnos]]\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DerekStephenPrince (English), Creator/NobutoshiCanna (Japanese);\\
'''Live actor:''' Takeya Nishiyama
-->'''Jin'''
->'''Arcana:''' The Hermit\\
'''Persona:''' [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Moros]]\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/GrantGeorge (English), Creator/MasayaOnosaka (Japanese)\\
'''Live actor:''' Yuuichi Matsumoto
-->'''Chidori'''
->'''Arcana:''' The Hanged Man\\
'''Persona:''' [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Medea]]\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MonaMarshall (English), Creator/MiyukiSawashiro (Japanese)\\
'''Live actress:''' Haneyuri


A group of Persona-users opposing SEES who host an online assassination service. Consisting of Takaya Sakaki, a [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolver-wielding]] NietzscheWannabe, PsychoSupporter Jin Shirato, and DarkMagicalGirl Chidori Yoshino, the group must take life-shortening drugs in order to control their powers. While not the main antagonists, they do their part to cause the heroes all sorts of trouble, since they see their efforts to stop the Dark Hour as wasting their "gifts". Chidori later on becomes Junpei's [[StarCrossedLovers romantic interest]].

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* TheAntichrist: Takaya grows into this by the end of the game, leading a cult of followers awaiting the apocalypse. Obviously part of his EvilCounterpart nature to the [[MessianicArchetype messianic]] protagonist.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Chidori towards Junpei, as he was the only one who was interested with her on a romantic (and personal) level. She considers Junpei to be so important, that she gives her life away so he wouldn't die.
* BigBadEnsemble: With [[spoiler:Nyx and Ikutsuki]]. They are trying to prevent S.E.E.S. from stopping the Dark Hour. [[spoiler:The are also trying to herald the Fall.]]
* BlessedWithSuck: The group requires the same life-shortening drugs that Shinjiro takes. In fact, they're his dealers.
* DarkMagicalGirl: Chidori isn't afraid to die. She's afraid of being sad.
* DarkMessiah: Takaya fashions himself as one, becoming the cult leader trying to herald the end of the world. It further highlights him as the EvilCounterpart to the messianic Main Character.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Chidori, but only in FES. And it's a GuideDangIt to do it.]] Takaya and Jin too, after the Hanged Man Battle.
* DoomedByCanon: [[spoiler:Chidori's death is a plot point in "The Answer".]]
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler:Chidori, to Junpei.]]
* TheDragon: Jin
* ElegantGothicLolita: Chidori.
* EvilCounterpart: Strega towards SEES as a whole, but specifically, Takaya towards the Protagonist. His Persona, Hypnos, is even the twin brother of Thanatos, the protagonist's second Persona. The protagonist is a MessianicArchetype whereas Takaya is TheAntichrist.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Takaya is incapable of seeing the point in anything that isn't for ones own self-indulgence. [[spoiler: He mocks Chidori's death for being "meaningless" simply because he doesn't understand her love for Junpei. Nor does he understand why Shinjiro and Chidori would sacrifice themselves at all, since they don't gain anything out of doing so.]]
* FlawedPrototype: Revealed in the very end of the game to have been guinea pigs for the Kirijo Group and had their Personas forced onto them, and said Personas are slowly killing them.
* FusionDance: [[spoiler:Chidori's Persona fuses with Junpei's to create Trismegistus, his ultimate Persona, after her death.]]
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Chidori has a nasty habit of cutting herself; fortunately, she has a HealingFactor.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Near the end, Jin pulls a grenade as he's surrounded by Shadows. The camera cuts away before any results can be seen.
* GothGirlsKnowMagic: Chidori is dressed in ElegantGothicLolita, is lonely and icy, and has PsychicPowers along with Persona summoning.
* HannibalLecture: Takaya gives this to SEES when he and Jin confront them on the bridge. The Protagonist's response is a [[ShutUpHannibal Shut Up.]]
* HiddenDepths: Surprisingly enough for Jin, thanks to the official novel ''Shadow Cry''.
* HighHeelFaceTurn: Chidori, [[spoiler:though [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor she switches back and forth once more]] before dying.]]
* LackOfEmpathy: Takaya has zero empathy for anyone and cruelly uses them for his own ends. Jin is a somewhat example as well, but not to the same degree as Takaya [[spoiler: as he risks his own life to protect Takaya]], even though it would be clear that Takaya would not return the favor.
* LargeHam: Takaya's voice pretty much dominates any scene he appears in.
* LaughingMad: Takaya lets out some amazing maniacal laughter in his final showdown against SEES.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Unavoidable Battle", a drum-heavy, hard rock song that plays for each battle against them.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Takaya seems to think that their Personas will disappear if the Dark Hour ends. Because Strega's Personas are artificially implanted, and not a part of their psyches the way SEES' are, this could be the case, but he isn't aware that all Personas aren't like that.
* LooksLikeJesus: Takaya, with [[FanNickname nicknames]] like Revolver Jesus and Hippie Jesus.
* {{Loners Are Freaks}}: technically all three of them are this, but this is especially apparent with Chidori, at least until she meets Junpei.
* PinPullingTeeth: Jin does every time he throws his grenades.
* PowerIncontinence: They cannot control their personas properly and need to take a special suppressant to keep them safe to use. Notably Chidori's appears during the daytime in one scene, and then tries to choke her to death.
* PsychicPowers: Chidori, being able to psychically overpower Fuuka without much trouble. She seems to be the only Strega member with these powers.
* PsychoSupporter: Jin.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Chidori.]]
* SensorCharacter: Chidori's sensory powers and telepathy are repeatedly shown to overpower Fuuka's.
* ASinisterClue: Jin is left-handed, and Moros' only remaining hand is his left.
* TheSociopath: Takaya has all the signs of it. He's manipulative, lacks empathy and willing to kill just for a few kicks.
* StrawNihilist: Takaya fashions himself an {{Ubermensch}}, with the Main Character acting as his Last Man (or Woman in the case of the PSP release), but the inverse is actually closer.
* TakingYouWithMe:
** Upon being defeated near the top of Tartarus, a wounded Jin stays behind to blow up the Shadows climbing up from lower floors.
** Takaya's philosophy in a practical sense. His time is limited/up, he knows it, and he wants to take out as many he can with him.
* {{Tsundere}}: Chidori; more apparent in the audio dramas, where she gets significantly more focus.
* TheUnreveal: We never learn what exactly is in Jin's briefcase and why he always carries it.
* TheUsualAdversaries: For SEES, showing up numerous times throughout the storyline to oppose them.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: It would be a waste of your "gifts" to get Takaya into a shirt.
* WeaponOfChoice:
** [[RevolversAreJustBetter Revolver]]: Takaya. Not just any revolver either, but a [[HandCannon Smith and Wesson Model .500]]. [[TarotMotifs Naturally, since his arcana is the Wheel of Fortune]].
** [[ThrowDownTheBomblet Grenades]] and a [[ImprobableWeaponUser Suitcase]]: Jin
** [[AnAxeToGrind An Axe]] [[EpicFlail on a Chain]]: Chidori
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:Takaya's final fate is never shown. But given that he was at the top of Tartarus before it collapsed, its likely that he died. It's assumed that if he didn't die at Tartarus, he's probably dead by the time of ''Persona 4'']].
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: A trio of this, all of them being [[spoiler:artificially [[BlessedWithSuck implanted with the powers of Persona by the Kirijo Group and forced to take drugs that shorten their lifespan in order to control their powers]].]] The leader, Takaya, later [[spoiler:embraces [[EldritchAbomination Nyx]] coming to destroy life, proclaiming that his fight against [=SEES=] is him fighting for his way of life.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nyx]]
->'''True Arcana:''' Death

The final boss and main antagonist of the main game, she shares the name of the primordial Greek Goddess of the Night, and the mother of Hypnos, Thanatos, and Moros. She takes on several forms in the game.

* BadassBaritone / VoiceOfTheLegion: It's [[spoiler: Ryoji]]'s voice with an electronic filter that makes it much deeper.
* BarrierChangeBoss[=/=]MarathonBoss: Nyx Avatar has ''fourteen'' life bars, each representing a particular arcana and changing attack styles and immunities to suit.
* BattleThemeMusic: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR8HcBxaQsk The Battle For Everyone's Souls]], a composition involving a lot of guitar and piano along with choir voices. It noticeably incorporates part of the Velvet Room's theme, Aria of the Soul, and is later used as Elizabeth's battle theme in ''Arena''.
* {{BFS}}: She stands several yards away and still manages to nearly stab someone in the face with it while at rest.
* BossBanter: Each Arcana change is accompanied by an appropriate quote referencing what the tarot stands for.
* CoolMask: Nyx Avatar bears the only Death mask in the entire game. It resembles a comedy mask, which is ironic, as comedy in its roots was the term for a play with a "happy" ending.
* CreepyChild: [[spoiler:As Pharos.]]
* GenderBender: [[spoiler: Nyx is referred to as "the Mother," but Pharos, and Ryoji in both his human and Shadow forms, are male despite being aspects of Nyx. Nyx Avatar appears somewhere between male and female, resembling Ryoji but with a more feminine and much less human appearance.]]
* NonMaliciousMonster: [[spoiler:Nyx itself is just primordial night and death, nothing more nothing less. The evil that actually calls it against humanity is Erebus, which was formed by humans losing the meanings to their lives.]]
* PatrickStewartSpeech: Subverted. Her tarot quotes highlight many great things about life and humanity, but Nyx sums it up by saying none of it matters, since everyone and everything is fated to die.
* ThatsNoMoon: [[spoiler:Nyx's true form, which possesses the power to deliver mental and physical death, is hidden within the "moon" that appears during the Dark Hour.]]
* TroubledButCute: [[spoiler:As Ryoji.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler: Ryoji exists for all of a month before transitioning into Nyx.]]
* WingedHumanoid: Four of them, giving her a distinct 'Angel of Death' look.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Metis]]
[[quoteright:218:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/P3-Metis_1416.jpg]]
->'''Arcana:''' The Hierophant\\
'''Persona:''' [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Psyche]]\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/StephanieSheh (English), Creator/ChiwaSaito (Japanese)

Metis's appearance heralds the beginning of SEES's next adventure in "The Answer", when she emerges from the Abyss of Time that's appeared beneath the dorm and immediately launches an attack on every human present, announcing that she has to kill them to protect her "sister" Aigis. Aigis rushes to their aid and, in the battle that follows, loses her Orgia mode while gaining the main character's persona Orpheus, as well as his "wild card" ability. The subdued Metis later explains that she'd only tried to kill the rest of SEES because she saw them as a hindrance to protecting Aigis, and agrees to cooperate with them after they threaten to leave her in the Abyss of Time, revealing her intense fear of being alone and abandoned. She seems to have amnesia: while she knows that Aigis is her sister and she's familiar with the Abyss of Time, she can't explain how she knows any of it or where she actually came from.

Metis uses axes and other blunt weapons in battle, and her Persona is the [[MagicKnight balanced]] Psyche of the Hierophant Arcana. She also has her own version of Orgia Mode, which is superior to Aigis' now-defunct version on several counts: in addition to a stronger power boost and a longer running time, Metis can use skills and magic at no cost.

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* AnimalMotifs: Red swallowtail butterflies. She has a mostly black color scheme like the body of one with red accents that stylistically resemble wings, and her persona Psyche has one for a head. A wreath of them be seen when she activates her Orgia Mode for the first time.
* AnatomyOfTheSoul: [[spoiler:Metis is the embodiment of Aigis's rejected emotions.]]
* BadassAdorable: At first, she was an unknown enemy, but later she was shown as an beautiful robot like Aigis and can kick ass like her.
* DarkMagicalGirl: Fits personality-wise, since magic is ubiquitous.
* DropTheHammer: That thin, strange staff of hers is bludgeon weapon. She also can equip anything with Strike-type of damage, including [[AnAxeToGrind axes]].
* {{Deuteragonist}}: In The Answer.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Extremely so, with dark hair and white skin. While seemingly a way to contrast from her more human-like sister, [[spoiler:in the Drama [=CDs=], Metis's appearance is revealed to be based off a hospitalized girl Aigis had met in the past.]]
* JackOfAllTrades: She has no resistances or weaknesses, along with physical, ice, and wind skills.
* LightningBruiser: Turns into one when she enters her Neo Orgia mode. She terminate pretty much anything barring bosses with extreme prejudice.
* [[MrExposition Miss Exposition]]
%%* RedEyesTakeWarning
%%* RidiculouslyHumanRobot
* ShadowArchetype: Both she and Aigis are {{Ridiculously Human Robot}}s, calculating and even hostile to those they perceive a threat, have attachment issues, and are overprotective to those precious to them. On the other hand, she's black and red to Aigis' white and blue, more child-like and outspoken of what she thinks, and just overall more emotional. [[spoiler:It later turns out that Metis is, in all but name, Shadow Aigis.]]
* SugarAndIceGirl: While cold and calculating, she can't bear to be alone. [[spoiler:Figures, as she is Aigis's emotional side personified, loneliness and cynicism included.]]
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: As a result of battling against her when they first met, the rest of the party doesn't fully trust her -- at best, they see her as more concerned about Aigis than the others.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Erebus]]

The FinalBoss of ''The Answer'' and the Greek primordial god of Darkness.

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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: [[spoiler:Of Humanity's desire for death]].
* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: [[spoiler:No matter how many times it is defeated, it will never truly die so long as even a single human has an innate desire for death.]]
* BattleThemeMusic: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APF5FPDQi04 Darkness]], a theme that starts off ominously, but turns upbeat and catchy soon after.
* CastingAShadow: It can use every element in combat, but Darkness is its preferred power.
* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler:Takes on the appearance of two monstrous upper bodies fused together at the waist. Backwards.]]
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: [[spoiler:Justified. Since it's made as part of Humanity's collective suffering, it doesn't know of anything besides destruction.]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: For The Journey, as it is [[spoiler: revealed in the Answer to be the true reason for the Fall.]] It's not actually fought until The Answer.
* ImplacableMan: [[spoiler:It can be beaten into submission, but can't be killed unless Humanity fully comes to terms with life.]]
* MadeOfEvil: See above.
* MultipleHeadcase: Erebus is made of two torsos stuck together at the waist. One head has heads protruding forward, the other has heads projecting backward.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: One of two visible facial features.
* SlasherSmile: Constantly. It's its only distinguishable facial feature aside from glowing red eyes.
* WalkingSpoiler: It's impossible to talk about without spoiling [[spoiler:the Fall, that fact that Nyx isn't evil, and that the protagonist died at the end of the main game]].
[[/folder]]
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[[/index]]
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* WholePlotReference: Some of Yukari's traits, past history and future actions are subtly referenced by her Persona's Io and Isis (press the '''note button''' for more information). [[note]]Io and Yukari were saddled heavy burdens inadvertently caused by their fathers, were abandoned, unfairly persecuted and were met with difficult choices to make in their journey but ultimately found it within themselves to keep marching forward and finally fix the troubles left for them. Io to a degree also has ties with Isis, as she found the answers she needed in Egypt, the birthplace of Isis' mythology. Isis is also known as the patroness of magic, protector of the dead and goddess of children referencing Yukari's love for children, affinity for magic and her role as the atoner for her deceased fathers sins, striving to eliminate the "Dark Hour" to fulfill his final wish. In [[spoiler:''The Answer'' Yukari's desire to collect all the keys to the past and revive the Protagonist mimics Isis' own desire to collect her husband Osiris' body parts and revive him after Seth scattered them all over the world upon his defeat.]] Another reference or interpretation [[spoiler: for her wanting to go back in time to save the Protagonist from sacrificing himself could be a gender-inverted version of the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice. Thankfully, unlike that story, Yukari's story ends on a more uplifting note, as she ultimately finds it within her to cope with the Protagonist's death.]] Io and Isis' appearance also foreshadows Yukari's own feelings, Io and the heifer have both their eyes closed referencing Yukari's need to ignore and forget her past but like Io is bound to the heifer, Yukari is bound to her past until she finds the answers she seeks. Isis manifest with wings, the heifer attached to her has their eyes open and Isis herself is depicted with a content smile, symbolizing Yukari's freedom and her desire to look forward to the future after learning the truth about her fathers sacrifice. [[FridgeBrilliance If all of these connections are intentional it's quite brilliant.]][[/note]]

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* WholePlotReference: Some of Yukari's traits, past history and future actions are subtly referenced by her Persona's Io and Isis (press the '''note button''' for more information). [[note]]Io was the priestess of Hera and Yukari as such was gifted with magic like Yukari, both then were saddled heavy burdens inadvertently caused by their fathers, were abandoned, unfairly persecuted and were met with difficult choices to make in their journey but ultimately found it within themselves to keep marching forward and finally fix the troubles left for them. Io to a degree also has ties with Isis, as she found the answers she needed in Egypt, the birthplace of Isis' mythology. Isis is also known as the patroness of magic, protector of the dead and goddess of children referencing Yukari's love for children, once again with her affinity for magic and her role as the atoner for her deceased fathers sins, striving to eliminate the "Dark Hour" to fulfill his final wish. In [[spoiler:''The Answer'' Yukari's desire to collect all the keys to the past and revive the Protagonist mimics Isis' own desire to collect her husband Osiris' body parts and revive him after Seth scattered them all over the world upon his defeat.]] Another reference or interpretation [[spoiler: for her wanting to go back in time to save the Protagonist from sacrificing himself could be a gender-inverted version of the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice. Thankfully, unlike that story, Yukari's story ends on a more uplifting note, as she ultimately finds it within her to cope with the Protagonist's death.]] Io and Isis' appearance also foreshadows Yukari's own feelings, Io and the heifer have both their eyes closed referencing Yukari's need to ignore and forget her past but like Io is bound to the heifer, Yukari is bound to her past until she finds the answers she seeks. Isis manifest with wings, the heifer attached to her has their eyes open and Isis herself is depicted with a content smile, symbolizing Yukari's freedom and her desire to look forward to the future after learning the truth about her fathers sacrifice. [[FridgeBrilliance If all of these connections are intentional it's quite brilliant.]][[/note]]
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